Tuesday, July 31, 2012

If you really knew me

If you really knew me, you would know:

- I love the hot hot weather, but not the beach.

- I lucked out with Lucas, he's a way better person than I am.

- I love my dog like my own child.

- I love to work. I feel lazy if I have less than 3 jobs at a time.

- I think black licorice is the best thing in the world, ever. Specifically Good & Plentys.

- I'm really scared to have a daughter. Please please please let me have all boys ... I just wouldn't know what to do with a little gal.

- I don't love swimming. Unless it's in a lake or pond. No pools, no chlorine.

- I with I had more freckles on my nose.

- I sleep through most movies. Home on the couch, in the theater, doesn't matter.

Wasn't that fun? Inspiration from this fun blog I've been reading lately ...

And lovely quote to finish things off:

“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” ― Dr. Seuss

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Pioneer Day (yesterday)

"Each of us has a heritage—whether from pioneer forebears, later converts, or others who helped shape our lives. This heritage provides a foundation built of sacrifice and faith. Ours is the privilege and responsibility to build on such firm and stable footings." —Thomas S. Monson

(picture stolen from my talented photographer friend, Vicki, from her recent pioneer trek)

Thanks Julie for making me obsessed with these guys.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

a ring

So once upon a time, Lucas had a really sweet wedding band. It was super thick and just his style and awesome ... then one day it was gone. Missing. Suspiciously. Never to be seen again.
Point is, he needs a new one. We've been shopping around (mostly on etsy, they have the best ones), but haven't come to a conclusion. We really like both of these:



Personally, I feel like the first one is not really wedding band material ... but he is from Michigan .... I just really love the thickness of the second one. They can make it 15mm thick!

Any thoughts? Maybe we should just get both?

Sunday, July 15, 2012

on my mind

Don't you hate it when you're trying to do something really nice for someone else, who needs help? And someone else tries to make you feel stupid or tells you you're doing the wrong thing? I guess it doesn't happen a lot, but it happened to me today. I got really frustrated and upset, but I feel like I stood my ground. Maybe I even tried to make that other person feel a little bit bad for not helping. I just don't get it ... if someone needs help, and I can help them - why wouldn't I?

Thanks for listening to me vent ... I'll reward you with some fun things I've been looking at on the internet:

Utah fire info - Maybe this is only interesting if you live in Utah and have ash on your car and smoke in your lungs ... but it's kind of neat to see where all the fires are, how contained they are, and what started them ...

I really like this store. I mostly want to buy this, but it is a bit pricey ... maybe I'll make my own.

My friend Brian is a really super awesome photographer. This summertime shot is one of my very favorites ... but check out his whole site, he's very talented.

Bored? Doodle here.

A lovely post with a great reminder.

How fun does this backyard movie night look?? Let's do it.

This might make you feel bad ... but it also might make you feel awesome.

And since it is the Sabbath, I'd like to share some really nice (random) church thoughts:

Alma 37:37
"Counsel with the Lord in all thy doings, and he will direct thee for good; yea, when thou liest down at night lie down unto the Lord, that he may watch over you in your sleep; and when thou risest in the morning let thy heart be full of thanks unto God; and if ye do these things, ye shall be lifted up at the last day."

"This is a paradox of man: compared to God, man is nothing; yet we are everything to God. While against the backdrop of infinite creation we may appear to be nothing, we have a spark of eternal fire burning within our breast. We have the incomprehensible promise of exaltation—worlds without end—within our grasp. And it is God’s great desire to help us reach it." —Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Have a great Sunday!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

a little personal

I don't really like to get too personal here ... but I'm going to today.

Do you ever have the worst day? Yesterday was the pits. It started out with me opening the mail the night before and getting our new insurance cards (yay!), but my little guy Wyatt was listed on the card. It's been a while since I had a good cry about things ... so I let myself. And Lucas let me (he's the best).

Then I had to drive to MONA. Don't get me wrong, I love the Impact Ranch, and I love Mona, but I don't love driving to Mona. Especially in the morning, to work. I used to work there, but it was when Lucas was working there. I'm just filling in for a cute gal that had a baby for a few weeks, so it's not bad. I just didn't feel like doing it. On the way down I thought I'd call Humana and get this insurance business straightened out. They had me explain my situation to 3 different people in 3 different departments, only to be told that my employer's HR department would have to call ... awesome.

So I got to the Ranch, did my thing for a couple of hours, realized that I need to write like 9 court reports for Ranch kids in the next few weeks, and drove back to Provo for more work. I emailed our HR lady (which really set my already crazy emotional levels off), then sat there at my desk for a good 30 minutes. I shuffled some papers around, checked my email a bunch, but didn't really check off anything on my list. So I left. I just went home.

Luckily when I got home, Brok was there to welcome me. I know it sounds crazy, but I think he gets it when I'm sad or upset. He didn't bug me to go to the park or anything, he just sat by me and watched Miami Ink until I fell asleep on the couch (I know, lazy). Don't worry, I slept for 2 hours. I can.

Then the other job. Usually I just love working in dispatch, but occasionally there's a shift I just dread. Some people are just hard to work with. This shift sucked. On the plus side, I did get a bunch of work done. So that's nice.

Luckily I have Lucas at home, waiting to put lotion on my sunburned back and kiss me goodnight. He is the best man.

Impact Ranch - Mona, UT

I know I'm a baby, this day doesn't sound nearly as awful as it is in my head. And don't worry, today has been much better.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Independence Day

My favorite things about Independence Day:

The Music

The Food

pulled pork - The Pioneer Woman

strawberries - Pro Craft Ideas

trifle - Fancy Frugal Life

spritzer - Apron Strings

The Flag

I love that the youth in our neighborhood put a flag on everyone's lawn, and I love what it means to me. I'm so grateful for those serving our country, and for those that have served in the past. I love my land, America.