Friday, August 28, 2009

The One With Another Tag

Well, here's another tag. Only because I found it on another friend's blog and because I am bored again. :)This was actually kind of tricky... I had to think for a while on some of them.


8 Things I did yesterday:
*Made Rick dinner
*Ate dinner
*Visited Magyn's new house
*Spent a little bit of time with Rick
*Watched Friends
*Talked to my mom on the phone

8 Movies I love to watch:
(I am changing this to tv shows... I don't remember movies very well)
* Friends
* Myles of Style
* Color Splash
* Devine Design
* Cake Boss
* Say Yes To The Dress
* Design on a Dime
* The Newlywed Game

8 Things on my wish list:
* Pay my credit card off, and keep it off (PS- thanks to Rick, we're almost there!)
* Go on a nice vacation out of country
* Go on vacation to New York & DC
* I wish to find a cheap 2 bedroom basement apartment, preferably in our ward still
* More money :)
* More time with Rick
* That my photography "business" was bigger (PS- I'm making a logo!!)
* That I had more photography "gadgets / toys"

8 Things I'm looking forward to:
* Being debt free
* Finding out in October if my baby is a boy or a girl
* Having a cute belly (I know, I know... I am going to eat my words when it happens)
* Maternity leave
* Having my baby
* Rick getting his masters, so he doesn't have to work quite as hard (he works from 8-8 m-f)
* Starting some crafts
* Visiting my mom more often while Rick works

8 Favorite restaurants:
* The New Yorker
* Olive Garden
* An Italian place in Vegas that we went to on our honeymoon... :)
* Any mexican place that serves chicken chimichangas & horchatas
* Cafe Rio
* Paradise Bakery
* Johnny Carino's
* Applebee's

8 People I tag... all of you!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

The One With The Couples Tag

I stole this from a friend's blog... thanks Jen!
The perfect solution to boredom.

1.)Where did you meet?
On a blind date.

2.) Who introduced you?
His aunt... :)

3.) What was the first thought that went through your head when you met?
I don't remember actually. I just remember being happy.

4.) Do you remember what he/she was wearing?
All I remember was he was wearing a black polo (courtesy of the county...) and jeans, and I had bought new shoes for the date... cute wedges (his aunt told me he was tall, so I was excited I could be tall too)

5.) Where was the first place you kissed this person?
This is actually a cute story... I will try to shorten it. We had just gone to the drive in's. We borrowed his dad's suburban for it (so we could cuddle in the back) and when we went to drop the suburban back at his dad's work (it was late at night), Rick started teaching me how to play guitar in the back of the 'burban. That was that. ;)

6.) How long did you know this person before you became a couple?
Depends on who you ask, but basically we were together ever since our first date.

7.) How did he/she ask you out?
He called me on the phone and asked me.

8.) Do you have kids with this person?
We are expecting our first!!

9.) Have you ever broken the law with this person?
I am sure we have.

10.) When was the first time you realized that you really liked this person?
Each time we went out I liked him more and more. The first date was fun, but probably once he took me on his bullet bike was when I was smitten. ;)

11.) Do you get along with his/her family?
Yep, they are pretty nice people.

12.) Do you trust this person?

13.) Do you see her/him as your partner in the future?
We're married!

14.) What is the best gift she/he gave you?
Hum, maybe the most thoughtful/memorable one was that he bought me a camera for valentines day, because I had lost mine... then I found mine 3 months later.

15.) How long have you been with this person?
Over 2 years.

16.) How well do you know your man or woman?
We know eachother very well... although we surprise eachother every now and then.

17.) What attracted you to him/her first?
Probably actually the first thing was that I could totally be myself around him... besides I LOVED how tall he is.

18.) Hair color?
His? Well, it's kind of a little bit of everything actually.

19.) Does he/she let you wear their pants?
He gave me his basketball shorts. But I wouldn't fit in anything else!

20.) Do you have a shirt of hers/his that you sleep in?
Only the basketball shorts.

21.) Does she/he make you happy?

22.) Does she/he have any piercings?

23.) Does she/he have any scars that you know of?
Yep, he has had 5 knee surgeries, plus he has some other random scars.

24.) Is he/she outgoing or shy?
He's outgoing if he knows the people he is around, if not, he's very quiet.

25.) Does she/he sing?
Sometimes he will sing to me. This is one of the things that surprised me about him.

26.) Do you like her/his friends?
Yeah, they are pretty funny!

27.) Does she/he have any tattoos?

28.) Does she/he look like their mom?
He kind of looks more like his dad... but kind of like neither of them!

29.) What is the most romantic date she/he has ever taken you on?
Hummmm. We aren't super romantic, but probably the first kiss date was our most romantic, either that or the date where he proposed to me in Hawaii... yeah, that one probably takes the cake.

30.) Do you have any nicknames for each other?
I like to call him Handsom. That's all I can think of off the top of my head.

31.) Do you live with this person?

32.) Do you have any pets together?
One time we bought fish. I took care of them. They died.

33.) Where is this person?
Right now? At work.

34.) What is your anniversary date?
Wedding date is March 24.

35.) When will you guys do something next?
Tonight hopefully, if he's not too tired from working a 12 hour day.

Monday, August 24, 2009

The One With More Random Updates

I had another dr appointment this morning. Everything looks good. We did hear the baby's heart beat this time too. It's heart rate has gone down to about 160, which is normal. My dr said she felt a sense of male-ness, even though the heart rate says girl. I have another appointment on the 15th of next month, and then I get to schedule the ultrasound! I have been patient up until now, but now I am so so excited to find out what it is. If it's a boy, though, we are in big big trouble. We can't find names that seem to fit for boys, but we've had a girl's name since day one.

Well, I was told at my job that they are down-sizing and since I am the newest one here, I should start to look for a new job. I have been, but with no luck. If any of you know of anywhere that is hiring, I'd be thrilled to hear about it. Although, I will need some time off in about 6 months for the baby...

Rick started his third job today... he's working a full time job, and 2 part time jobs. I think he will quit one of the part time jobs, though. Which is nice, because anyone who has 3 jobs and starts their masters program has got to be a little crazy! He's a good kid. I will miss him terribly while he is working and studying SO much, but I look forward to spending more time with my mom. I miss her tons.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

The One With The ODE . . .


Okay, so I am not writing a true ode "poem", but I do miss Rick's old bike. I know that they are dangerous, but they are so fun. I would always say a little prayer before getting on it, so I knew we'd be safe. :)

A little history about this bike . . .

On my second date with Rick, we watched a scary movie (I NEVER watch scary movies) & he took me home on his bike. Needless to say, my adrenaline was pumping a little bit that night. He turned down one of the streets to go to my house, but I told him to keep going. I was having too much fun. It was a fun cheap date from then on out. He took me for rides to see the city lights, we drove past the Oquirrh Mountain LDS Temple on Bangerter while it was still under construction, and it was just fun to drive around the neighborhood with him. It was perfect for
this time of year.

Rick ended up selling it at the end of the 'bike' season last year. He thought it would be better to have the money for a down payment on a house, than to just have the bike. What a good kid.

Although we miss the bike tons, especially when another bike (not as cool, of course) zips past us as we are driving somewhere, Rick always says that when we get rich, we'll buy another one. :)

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

The One Where I Jinxed Myself!

On Saturday, I finally decided to write in my journal. It had been a while. The first line said, "well, I don't think our lives can change any more right about now." (you know, with the baby, condo, Rick starting his Master's program, Rick starting a second job... etc.)

And then the phone rang . . .

It was the first counselor . . .

We both got callings with the youth. Although, the Sunday lessons, and weeknight activities for both of us are just another thing to add to our already overflowing plate, I am actually very excited. I have always wanted to be an advisor in young womens, and the beehives are the best. They are always just wanting to have fun and giggle. It makes me want to stay in the ward longer, but I know that is not very likely. We'll probably have to move out somewhere between November & January.
I did buy some fabric so I can start on a new project while Rick is working at nights. I am excited to start that. I'll probably post pictures once I get started.