Tuesday, October 30, 2012


Sorry for the MIA status lately. I have a Praxis on Saturday. As soon as that is done I will have my life back. But since passing this is kind of important, I'll just be chilling with my 12th Grade Government binder.
Sometimes I'm glad I keep random crap like this. Since the Government and Politics Praxis is basically the AP Government test.
All of these good ol' chapter packets from Mr. Deans are actually quite helpful. I even kept practice AP tests.
My past self who decided to keep this binder is awesome.
And I'll go back to studying.

Thursday, October 18, 2012


Do any of you ever have those moments where you look at your husband and wonder how they didn't starve to death prior to marrying you?
Tonight I thought that.
I had prepared everything in a way that I thought would be as easy as possible since Thai Peanut Noodles from OBB isn't the easiest thing to do alone. I had put the sauce together, waiting in the pan to be heated, noodles were on the stove and all Mark needed to do was cut the green onions, cilantro, and the pork, turn the heat on and stir.
I thought I had made this as simple as could be for my wonderful kitchen impaired husband.
I went back to work in the spare room and told him to get me when he thought the sauce might be done so I could check it. He said ok.
Ten minutes later the smoke detector was going off and Mark was standing at the stove looking very disheveled and stressed.
I just had to smile. It's nice to feel needed. Like that if Mark didn't have me he would eat microwave burritos every single night and probably not much else. Maybe he would get a pizza from Little Caesar's on occasion, and though he would probably never see a problem with it I'm glad that because of me he eats Thai Peanut Noodles on a regular basis.
I'm also glad that he gets scared in the kitchen. He can cut up the raw meat for me and I'll do everything else.
I'm a lucky girl, you see he can make waffles(breakfast is his specialty).
And I love him, especially when he is looking at me terrified from the stove.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Because Life is Awesome.

I've been neglecting this blog a little bit as of late. It might be because it is midterms and I'm a little burnt out of sitting at the computer. But it probably has more to do with the fact that Mark and I are having fun. All the time.
Seriously guys, marriage is great. My best friend is always around to do everything with, and let's just be honest doing things with someone else is always more fun...especially grocery shopping.
It might be fall break starting tomorrow at 10:20 a.m. right after my Assessment midterm. It's strange to have a test on testing....but thus is the education program.
Mark and I have some major adventures planned this weekend. It is making working until Friday very difficult. It's fall and it seems like there are so many fun things to do. We plan to take advantage of that this weekend. I'm especially excited for this because I feel like this past weekend was wasted on my monthly gift from hell.
Can I just say that I am loving the weather. It feels like fall, finally. I whipped out a coat yesterday, a real life coat! I was so excited. It means snow will be arriving soon and the holidays. I am determined to be very prepared for Christmas this year, since last year Christmas was T-4 days until wedding day. Needless to say everyone suffered, especially Mark in the Christmas present department. So I have been keeping a running list hidden on my phone every time he mentions something he would like. It is currently October so I'm a little ahead of things, but at least this way Christmas will be awesome and not just in the way of a wedding.
Also I completed a super cute craft that makes our house look quite festive (Pictures to come, the one on my iPhone is a little blurry and this craft is too cute for a blurry photo).
Life is good. 

Wednesday, October 10, 2012


I made this for Halloween. It took forever to wrap the yarn around this thing, but I got it done just in time to be up for most of October. While time consuming this is a very easy project, and I'm all about easy, especially when it is this cute!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012


This weekend was awesome. We went down to my in-laws and my parents' house to go visit. I can't believe we hadn't been down that way since the middle of August. I remember when two weeks seemed long in between going down to see my family. Our calling makes it a little difficult to escape on the weekends down to go visit the family, but since this weekend was General Conference, it worked out perfectly.
The football game, was good, a little chilly and it was kind of a bummer we lost, but it was still so fun. Plus I got to go to Target. I go through Target withdrawals in Logan, we need one ASAP.
On Friday night my father-in-law showed us his new "toy" a M&P 15. Let me tell you, this gun is fun to shoot. Mark wants one too. We probably shouldn't have taken him shooting.
During the priesthood session I went out to Zupas with my mom, grandma and mother-in-law. It was a blast and the shopping excursion that followed resulted in me winning free cards and getting 40% a new craft for fall. Once it's done I'll no doubt get pictures up, but right now it is currently awaiting a trip to Hobby Lobby; I need some more supplies.
After conference I am a crochet expert. I crocheted boot cuffs. They are cute and I cannot wait for it to get a little colder so that I can wear them.
All in all a very productive weekend.
Oh and we borrowed my mother-in-law's food dehydrator. I am in dried apple heaven over here. 

Monday, October 1, 2012

A Mustard Weekend.

Honey mustard pork chops on Friday night. A mustard sweater to church on Sunday. Mustard on hamburgers at Amy and Jake's. Squeaky cheese...(this counts as a mustard color right?).
I was frustrated because I got all cute to teach in church on Sunday, but our bishopric had failed to inform us that we would be combined for an extra long meeting for Relief Society/Priesthood and we didn't have to teach. We are so prepared for teaching in two weeks, I'm a little sickened by how on top of things that makes us.
Besides a trip to the cheese factory on Saturday my day consisted of working for eight hours and watching the football game from my computer. It was only mildly depressing.
It was all made up for by visiting Amy and Jake on Sunday. We played Spikeball, 500, and ate awesome food. It helps that Charlotte decided to like me while we were visiting. She likes to organize things. Taking the bracelets from my hand to the chair, one at a time mind you, and then bringing them back to me. Over and over and over again. This kid cracks me up.
Also, I am not a fan of Mondays. They were fine before I had classes on Monday. I don't like the sun that early in the morning as Mark drags me to class. He sometimes literally has to pull me along by the hand. He is a morning person, I am not. I used to be a night owl, but truthfully I turn into a pumpkin about ten o'clock these days. So I guess you could say that I'm a stay-in-bed-indefinitely kind of person now.
Bring on the week!