Monday, December 19, 2011

He's So Smart

Anyone who knows Matt knows that he is an engineer through and through. He loves it. Well in one of his engineering classes, his group did outstanding on a circuit project. So they got interviewed, did their little photo shoot, and ended up on BYU's homepage today. They'll be interviewed for the Daily Harold as well. Good Job, babe!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Dancing in the Kitchen

I pretty much have the best husband ever. He is seriously so good to me. Not only does he always tell me I'm beautiful, give me daily massages just because he likes to, work hard for us, make me want to be a better person, and the list goes on... but he dances with me in the kitchen. A lot. And it doesn't get old. Yesterday, I was getting some water out of the fridge, I felt a little tap tap on my shoulder, I looked over, and he swept me into his arms and started dancing with me. Humming a tune he knows I like and giving me butterflies.

And yes, it was just like in the movies. What a romantic.

I'm a lucky girl :)

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

It didn't disappoint...

So I am totally obsessed with two series: 1) Harry Potter, and 2) The Hunger Games! When I learned that they were doing a movie of the Hunger Games, I got a little nervous because I love the books so much. They HAVE to do a good job on the movies! Well I saw the trailer yesterday and so far, it does not disappoint. I'm so excited! March, please come quickly!

Monday, November 7, 2011

You can help out

So I have this friend, Lizzie, who is the cutest mom ever to two of the cutest little boys ever. They want to add another lucky baby to their family through adoption. They are currently fundraising through a little something called Ordinary Hero. It's an online store that gives Lizzie 40% of all items sold. (You have to select her name and the pull down menu at checkout.) Check it out :)

Lizzie is also a wonderful photographer. She's doing a photo session giveaway, and you can have a chance to win it by buying something from Ordinary Hero or sharing their story and fundraising.

Check out their story and more details here at her blog. Good luck, Lizzy!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

There are no words...

OK, well maybe a few choice words crossed my mind during my traumatic experience yesterday. As my mom would say- "Gag me with a rubber twinkie" or something like that. My lunch yesterday went as follows:

I felt like having a delicious chicken salad. Grilled chicken, check. Other toppings, check. Organic spinach and spring greens, check. On my plate, check. Oh, wait a minute. It looks like one of the leaves is bad or has something on it. Better pick it out. Upon first glance, it appeared to be a dried curled up leaf stuck to another one. I touched it (obviously- I was picking it off) but it kinda stuck. And felt firm, yet soft and a little squishy. Oh no. It can't be. Upon closer inspection, it looked a little something like this:

My lovely pupa was a little less obvious because of the stuff that was making it stick to the leaf. Um, that was unexpected. And a tad horrifying, considering I was going to put it in my mouth and chomp it up. I was so freaked out that i immediately threw it down the disposal while gagging and almost knocking everything else to the floor. I didn't even think to get a picture, which I'm not even sad about because even posting this other picture for you all is making all the old feelings rush back, lol. Matt will be sad, however. He would have wanted to keep it and see it emerge from it's little home. Boys are so gross.

Needless to say, I did not have salad that day.

Organic is great, but not that organic. Hopefully I will get over this fear of salad soon!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

The hunt is on...

Matt is in full fledged internship/job search mode. He has a plethora (my word of the day) of interviews this week and next week. Yay, hunny! Seems to be that electrical engineers are in a pretty good spot right now. Doesn't hurt that he's a smarty pants with a tip-top GPA, awesome work experience, and a smashing personality. But enough of my bragging. Turns out quite a few of them are companies where his work would need to be a secret. There would be no telling me all about all of his crazy programming languages, whirly birds (funny name, right?), or other engineering concepts that are way over my head. I love that he's so excited about what he does. He loves it. Wants to fill me in on every little detail. So if he ended up with some top secret job, would I be a little sad if I wouldn't be so informed about his day? Maybe. I love his excitement about everything little thing. Would I miss every equation and 10 new engineering vocabulary words a day? Probably not! (shh- don't tell him! I'm just glad he's the engineer and not me. Not my cup of tea.) I've got the smile and nod thing down to an art. Anyway, it will be interesting to see what comes along. Knock 'em dead, babe.

Many of my cute friends have left good old Utah for jobs and internships, and now I get to be the lucky one wondering exactly where we'll be once this school year comes to an end.

Mom- yes we are trying to stay in Utah :) Hopefully something awesome will come up!

So good luck to Matt with his 4 interviews tomorrow, another on Saturday, and more next week. You're gonna rock their socks off.

I am going to try to recommit to my little blog here. Matt and I had an awesome summer. The best! So here's to hoping I will finally get around to posting about it maybe this weekend.

Tomorrow is Friday! YEAH! Have a good one :)

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

One of the Greatest Perks

One of the greatest perks of working in education is the SUMMER!! Oh sun, how I've missed you. Sleeping in? Yes please! A few months vacation from lesson planning, grading, and long commutes- I'll take it! Don't get me wrong- teaching and interpreting have been good. Happy to get first-year teaching behind me, but I'll miss my fun students these few months. Thrilled with the progress I've made with interpreting. Can't quite leave that one alone this summer. I'm an interpreting workshop nerd- I love them :) Interpreting is so fun. So here is my list of things to do this wonderful summer:

Interpreting camp

A bit of singing

Tonsil’s out (not one of the fun things. Boo.)

Zion’s trip with my awesome friends

Maybe take up swimming? A triathlon sounds intriguing. I’ve got the running and biking down. But that darn water… We’ll see.

Celebrate our 3 year anniversary (maybe Disneyland?)

Some camping and other outdoor adventures



And more reading! (I want to read all the Harry Potter books before this next movie comes out. Gotta get crackin!)

Yep, I think it’s gonna be a good one!

I’ve also got to give a shout-out to my wonderful, beautiful, all-grown-up little sister. She graduated last week! I can’t believe it. I still see her as 10 or something. Good job, Brit! I love you!

Isn't she the most beautiful girl you've ever seen? Holy Moly.