Back To Reality

So we left Rexburg this last weekend! Drove to Helena MT.

Meet my niece Viola--she's wearing the jacket we gave her.

She likes to pop bubble wrap :)

This is John's sad face

He is sad because this is how the roads look while he drives.
But things cleared up and I got some beautiful sunset pictures.

So it was really nice to get out of Rexburg and see John's family. I always enjoy getting to know them better. It was quite a refreshing weekend. We had a big thanksgiving dinner at my sister-in-law's house (we had thanksgiving early because I have to work). The in-laws came, as did John's step brother and his wife and their three kids. Granny was feeling under the weather and wasn't able to make it. We missed her. 

I didn't do much homework. Whenever I'm out of town I can never find the motivation--needless to say I'm a little behind, with dwindling motivation to catch up--which is why I'm writing a new blog. Sometimes I get so stressed, I just put off doing what I have to do because I don't know where to start. What I need to do is write a list. Lists always help!

I've been reading some friends blogs lately, and I realized that my long rambling paragraphs are probably quite daunting for my few followers, so I've decided to make things easier for you. From now on, I'll write short paragraphs. Deal? Deal!

There is really only...lets see...3 1/2 weeks left of school. And then FREEDOM (I'm not yelling at you, I'm just really excited)! I always lose motivation at this point in the semester, and I have a little break down, and then I buck up and finish out strong. I'm in the middle of the breakdown right now I think, and it doesn't help that TOM is coming for a visit......(For those of you who don't speak Sara lingo: TOM=Time of Month) Always comes at the most inopportune times. 

I'm thankful for my loving husband, who makes me smile when I'm stressed or sad. He is a better husband than I could have ever asked for. I'm so glad that he plays such an important role in my life. He is my best friend.

1 Escaped Rexburg
2 Trained some seasonal workers at good old K-Mart
3 Thought about quitting K-Mart
4 Made some delicious herbal tea this morning :) mmmmm--peppermint


Homework shmomework.

So it's a Friday night and I'm sitting on the couch, in the apartment, all alone, wishing that I had something else to do besides homework. My life=suck. Ha ha, okay not really. John went out to play basketball, which is good because he loves it, and I don't think his body will mind the exercise, but I'm so bored! I'm actually quite tired, but I'm trying to remember that it's Friday night, and I'm still in college--therefore I can't go to sleep at 10:12. It's just too early.

 This is a random picture I found of the twins and I finger
painting in my little kitchen. An oldie but a goody. Don't ask
me why I chose to randomly publish it here, because IDK. 
(wow, did I really just write IDK?)
p.s. my bangs don't always look that funny.
 The above photograph is to help give you an idea about
what I'm spending my Friday night on. Yep, that's Vanessa
on my comfy couch. It's not a terrible place to spend a Friday night,
it will be better once John gets back.

Nothing crazy has been going on in my life. I'm just trying to get through school. I like all of my classes this semester, but I'm hitting the discouraging point where I realize that I have a TON to do! I haven't procrastinated THAT much this semester either. The assignments just take a while, and I have a block class starting up in a couple of weeks that is going to put me under if I don't get on top of things. I was planning on getting a bunch done today, and I was at school from 8:30 to 3:00 today. When I wasn't in class I was homeworking in the library. I came home, did the dishes, and cleaned the bathroom, and then did more homework! The day has been non-stop, yet I still have so much to do. It's overwhelming. But I'll make it through, I always do.

On a happier note, my amazingly smart husband got offered an internship in Colorado Springs, which is where one of my very best best friends is from. It turns out that the guy that probably hired John is actually in her ward! Small world. It's a really good opportunity, the only problem is that Jessica is coming out during winter semester to attend BYU-Idaho! And if we leave, I won't get to see her :( I haven't lived in the same city as her since like... maybe six years. We are going to pray about it, and if we feel that it's the right thing then I guess we'll go. But I'm really disappointed about missing Jessica. It seems like my life works out like that a lot. The one semester Jessica decides to come, I'll be gone. The one Monday night out of the entire semester that I have to work just happens to be the ward FHE/temple night. The one to seven semis on the road in-between Pocatello and Treemonton that I pass, just have to make me pass them over bridges when I feel like I'm squeezed up next to them! sheesh. The nerve the world has sometimes ;)

 The photographer was kind enough to edit out my zit! Ha. Thank you sir.
He wasn't as kind in this photo...

One of my best friends forever got married last weekend. John couldn't miss class, so I went down to Utah alone. I missed him. However, the wedding was great!!! Naturally I was the maid of honor, and my face didn't even turn red as I walked down the isle. When Mariesa came out in her beautiful dress, her fiance Miguel got teary eyed. It was so adorable. They really do love each other, and it makes me happy to see that she has found someone to spend her life with. Marriage is such a great thing. It creates the perfect environment for personal growth and development. We become better, happier people as we serve each other with love. Don't get me wrong, there are lots of ups and downs, but it is so worth it. We've been talking about the importance of families in one of my classes this semester. I have loved it so far. It has helped me to realize just how much we can learn through the everyday life of an average family.

The last thing that I feel is worth mentioning in this blog entry is....................... I've gained like 6-7 pounds!!!! Time to have a chocolate party! I'm so happy :) I just hope the pounds keep on coming because I need about.... 15 more. I'll just have to keep eating. In fact, I'm going to go find something to eat right now.


#1- John and I made the most delectable Italian cream sodas yesterday. mmmmmmmmmm.
#2- I thought that I was pregnant, but it was really just a bump of new fat!
#3- I love John, which is an adventure in and of itself, and as he would say, "I'm Out!"


Over One Year Down & Forever to Go!

The beach outside our Hotel!

Okay! So today is the last day of August. Time just keeps flying by. John and I have been married for over a year now. It feels like quite an accomplishment. I know that we are still technically considered newlyweds. But here in the little college town of BYU-Idaho, being married a year is quite impressive. It's like here, the newlywed term lasts for about five or six months, by the time you reach a year, you've been married longer than most other people around, because not very many stay in Rexburg after graduation.

For our One Year Anniversary, we went to Can Cun Mexico! It was such an amazing trip. We had been working so hard with school, it was finally over, and then I was working like all the time! I just needed a break from reality for a while, and that is just what I got in Mexico. We basically lived on the beach. We read, tanned swam in the ocean, played in the waves, took nice dips in the pool, and tried not to spend any money (which we did quite well). John was as sweet as ever, if not more so, seeing as it was a special vacation celebrating out love. One thing he did I never want to forget. See, John is a tough guy, you know, lots of guys are, they don't like the lovey dovey cheesy stuff. But every once and a while I like a little cheesy sweetness, and he always humors me because he knows I like it. But this was seriously like so sweet. We were taking a break from the sun one afternoon, just reading in the airconditioned room. When all of the sudden he gets out of bed and opens the sliding door out to the balcony, he turns to me and smiles. "Our song" was playing down by the pool. He pulled me off the bed and out to the balcony and we danced :)

I love him so much. Every day I find more reasons that I'm glad I married him. He makes me happier than I have ever been, and I hope I do the same for him. I'm sure I could work on some things!

So other than that, the 7 weeks between semesters hasn't been too exciting. I've been working a lot while john gives his hours away and goes golfing or fishing. I don't mind that he is out doing what he loves, but sometimes I get jealous--particularly because I am just getting really sick of my job. I dread going in every day. I need to change my attitude quick style because it's becoming unbearable. Once school starts I'll have more things to do and I'll want to go even less! And then the holidays will come, and all I will want is to be with my family, but of course retail likes to make you work everyday of the year minus one: Christmas. At least we get that off......... Okay I'm getting mad thinking about it. New subject.

Sarah Shaver is getting married tomorrow!!! I made her announcements for the wedding and she really loved it. I'll post it so you can see it:
 I love designing things like that, which is why I plan to have a business on the side when I'm older and have kids making wedding announcements and taking pictures etc. It makes me happy to make other people happy, and I really enjoy the whole design process. Anyway, we leave tomorrow morning so that we'll make it to the wedding and then there is a reception that night. I'm really excited for her. I'm also really excited to see the Shaver's. They are my favorite family (other than my own) on the whole earth!!!! :)

I also made my old roommate and good friend Rustelle's announcements. She got married on Friday, and I took pictures at the temple and the reception. I got some pretty good ones. Here are a few of my favorites:

Well, I've been reading Mockingjay, the last book in the Hunger Games series. Supposedly it's a teen book, but I enjoyed the series, and I think it's time for me to get back to reading!! Hope you enjoyed the pictures and the thoughts on my mind that are now written on the world that is the internet!


#1: Took my first ever wedding photos
#2: Took my ring to Jensen Jewlers and it will be returned to me Thursday morning, looking brand new, but I'll feel naked until it's back on my finger.
#3: John and I took our first camping trip together, we made delicious meals over the fire, but went home halfway through the night because of a ginormous wind storm!
#4: I spent three days and nights without John when he went up to visit his sister in Montana. First time apart since we were married, I did quite well on my own actually, although I missed him quite a bit.
#5: School starts next Thursday!!!! Ah. Don't know if I'm ready yet, but either way it's coming up quick.

The End.


T minus One Day

I can't believe that it has been so long since I last wrote! Holy Hannah, so much has happened... Well, there is no point in putting it off, so I'll just tell you--I'm Pregnant!!!!! (not) okay so I'm just kidding but I made your heart skip a beat didn't I? You totally believed it for a second and you got really pissed off that you were finding out in my blog, and not from me in person. Just admit it! (I'm not really sure who "you" are, since I'm pretty sure nobody ever reads this blog, especially as of late since I haven't written in ages but oh well.)

Summer semester is basically over for me, which is SUCH a relief! I just have a couple things that I need to do tomorrow and then I'm Done. This has been the hardest semester of my life (schoolwise) but I think I've also learned the most. Since I'm basically done with all the generals, I'm getting into the major stuff, which is what I love. It's a big challenge, but I've loved all of my projects. This semester, one of the biggest things I've learned is that time is my worst enemy, but if I pace myself, and figure out how long I need to complete certain things, I can turn it into one of my strengths.

I had six classes this semester, they were Graphic Design, Visual Media, Advertising, Media Law and Ethics, Church History, and Comm 100 [taken a little late :)].  It was hard to balance all that out with work, homework, sleeping, eating, and John time, but I made it through. Balance is another thing that I've struggled with, and I think most people do, but I think overall I did a pretty good job. I believe I will have all A's and A-'s, possibly a B or B+ in Graphic Design (it was a super tough class--the boot camp of design is what my teacher called it). Either way, I'm pretty sure I will be awarded a half tuition scholarship for the next two semesters!! So that will be really nice.

This week I've been having crazy dreams again. John says I've been doing really weird things in my sleep too. Like last night he woke up and I was like grasping his shoulder and rubbing it. One night I had recurring dreams with different settings, but in every single one I was being hunted by a rapter! It was terrifying! Maybe it's because I've been stressed with school, but all I know is that in one of my dreams my best friend got her head bitten by a rapter while she was sitting on my living room couch. Worst dream ever!

I went to school and work today, and I just have no motivation to study for my last final tomorrow. I should also really clean my apartment....this is me putting everything off............................................ My feet hurt! What happened to my motivation? It would really only take 15 or twenty minutes to clean up the place. And I don't even have that much to study, but I just feel like sitting here.... Have you ever noticed yourself doing things you wouldn't normally do when you are trying to put things off? Normally I start deep cleaning when I'm putting off homework... That's when you know that I really don't want to do something--I start cleaning heardcore!

Here is another question I was thinking about this morning in the shower. Is it just me, or does everybody follow the same routine in the shower? For me it's wash the face, shampoo, conditioner (let it soak in while I do the next few steps), wash the bod, shave (usually every other day), and then rinse the hair. I do this every time without fail. Okay actually sometimes I switch and save the conditioner for last, but not much anymore. And then I realized I dry off with my towel in basically the same way every time! All of this is subconscious, but it's so interesting to see the habits that I form and don't even know about. I wonder if it's like that for most people, or if I'm just a weirdo.... John has the same shower routine, but I haven't asked him about the dry off thing. Hmmmmm... If anyone reads this they should put a comment and tell me.

I think that I need to stay in better contact with my family, especially immediate, but extended as well. Life gets so busy and sometimes I lose track of what's going on with people, but that is not good. Family is my number one, so I need to improve on keeping them a bigger part of my life.

Wow, my blog is just all over the place today. I think maybe my brain is fried. Maybe it's the
Spaghetti O's I ate a little while ago? Who knows. Either way, I should probably get going, you probably stopped reading by now anyway. Maybe I'll clean and then do some homework. Maybe I won't... I just really want to watch the Bachelorette! But I have to wait for John to get home, and he won't be home until 10, so we might have to watch it tomorrow, but it's just going to be so intense! Ahhhhhhhh!

Okay Chau Amigos.


#1. I finished [almost] another great semester in college.
#2. I've been working at K-Mart for a year and three months today.
#3. One of my final posters for my design class got chosen as one of the best to be hung up on the wall in the Art building.
#4. I love Photoshop (okay, maybe that is a fact, not an adventure, but I just think it deserves a spot.)
#5. I want a puppy (again not an adventure, but it's my blog so I'll write what I want thanks.)
#6. I bought some Ovaltine! Haven't had that stuff in forever! It reminds me of my great grandma :)


I had the most terrible dream last night!! I'd forgotten all about it until I was eating my morning Mini Wheats, but then it came to me! I was at the grocery store shopping with my two older brothers when they grabbed an extra pallet mover thing that a workder had left out on the floor and they put it under a couple pallets. I asked them why they were doing it and they told me that if you have a pallet mover you can just walk out of the store with stuff, and you won't get caught stealing it. For some reason this didn't bother me until we got close to the doors and they decided they were going to grab the huge 7 up Soda vending machine. I told them they were stupid and would never get away with it, but they ignored me. Then I left and told them I didn't want any part in what they were doing. I got home, but it wasn't home, but my mom and dad were there, as well as my bff Jessica. When my brothers got home there were cops chasing them. They ran inside and locked the door, but the cops just followed them in and started arresting people. I yelled at Mark to tell them that we had nothing to do with it and he did but for some reason they still arrested my dad! As they were leaving my mom ran out saying she wanted them to take her instead of my dad, but they shot her right through the heart. I think that's the most I've ever cried in a dream, but then in my dream, I woke up and it was all a dream. So I was dreaming that I'd been dreaming! I went and got in bed with my mom. It was insane!

So anyway, lets see, what are my adventures lately? Yesterday we accidently slept through part of church because we forgot to set our clocks forward. We still made it to Sacrament Meeting because it is last hour, and our ward got split. Our half got to keep the old Biship which I'm very happy about. He's a really cool guy. We have a calling in the library :)

Oh and hello, biggest adventure of all! I got a MacBookPro!!!!!! I'm typing on it right now! It's sooooo cool! There are so many cool things you can do just by using a certain number of keys on the mouse pad thing. and the graphics are amazing, the battery lasts forever too! I love it soooo much. And it has a webcam, so I can talk to people on Skype. I talked to Jessica the other day and gave her a virtual tour of the apartment. It was pretty sweet!

My other BFF Mariesa is in dissapear mode... Apparently she ran over her phone a while back, but I'm sure she's found a new one by now, she just won't call me like I told her to. Sheesh.

Anyway, I need to hop in the shower because I have to go to work in a little while. I've really been dreading work lately.... I don't know why, but I just have a hard time wanting to go, which is weird because it's the one job I've every had that I didn't really hate.  It's just getting old I guess, I've almost hit my one year mark!

Well, talk to you lata!

Adventure #1: I woke up to a kiss from my baby sweet cheeks this morning (which was before I had the dream--I went back to sleep after he gave me my pill).
Adventure #2: I've learned how to use my mac quite quickly and am loving it!
Adventure #3: My sisters might be coming up this weekend.
Adventure #4: On saturday John and I went on a double date with Rustelle and Dexter, we went to dinner in Idaho Falls and then headed south for Lava Hot Springs, but it ended up being closed! So we talk an hour and a half drive for nothing! What a waste of gas! But we got some good talk time in, so I guess it's okay :)


Home Again, Home Again (well almost)...

Okay wow! So there is no possible way that I could write out all of the adventures that we had on our cruise this past week. It was absolutely fantastic, and it was just what I needed to get me out of the boring, repetitive rexburg lifestyle. But before I tell you about the cruise I have to tell you about a new, very unpleasant condition in the life of John and I. Apparently, John's elbow and my body are not getting along very well because in the last couple weeks I have gotten whacked in the nose (which was in the middle of the night, and yes, there was blood), gotten a bruise next to my knee cap, and just now recieved a fat and bloody lip, all courtesy of John's elbow. He feels terrible about the whole thing, but it seems that no matter what we do, his elbow and my body parts keep seeming to collide!

Okay, now that I've unpdated you on that, we can get into the REALLY good stuff!!!!!! Yes, I know that's a lot of exclamation marks, and according to most english professors, you should stay away from them alltogether, but honestly, the trip is worth even more exclamation marks than I put, so just deal with it okay :) Anywho, we arrived at Port Canaveral on Sunday the 7th, said goodbye to Juliann and the kids, and headed into the Royal caribbean terminal--passports in hand. I got my passport about 5 years ago, and I look pretty much the same, how sad is that? Oh and John got his before he left on his mission, and apparently he thought he was a total gangster back then, because that is totally what he looks like in his passport photo--totally like bad boy. It's really funny. We went through all the security and got into the check in line, which was FOREVER long. And it's just our luck that by the time we get up to the front, there is no line left, we got there at like the worst possible time, but during the rest of the cruise, we got really lucky where lines were concerned, in fact it turned out quite the opposite. We didn't mind. Next we headed for the ship.

Freedom of the Seas holds (correct me if I'm wrong) 3,600 people, but it's so big and there is so much going on that you'd never know. The whole time we were on the ship, it didn't ever feel crouded. I got my first icecream cone as we were leaving the port and wow, I have two or three everday after that. They were the delicious soft serve kind and the chocolate ones were fantastic! I may have gained a few pounds just from the icecream :) It was pretty much all you can eat food for whenever you want, even the room service was free. Our first stop was in Haiti. We woke up to some music that was being played live on the beautiful green island. It was a perfect temperature, and the beach was great. Royal Caribbean had it's own private beach and resort, which was nice, but I kind of wish that I'd been able to see more of the island. We rented some cool beach mats that floated on the water, and relaxed while bobbing up and down in the ocean.

Next we went to Jamaica (my personal favorite) where we went to Coyaba River Gardens and Museum, and then to Dunns River Falls. We actually hiked up a waterfall there, and it was absutely amazing! The waterfall was like 600 feet high and the water didn't flow very fast so it wasn't very hard, but I didn't mind having John there with me to help me up the sketchy parts :) We had a lot of fun, and during the trip John got offered mary jay at least 10 times! Either he looks like a pothead, or he's the right age for their target buyers... hopefully the latter... haha.

We were supposed to go to Grand Cayman Islands but the ferries that were supposed to come pick us up from the ship wouldn't come because the water was too choppy, so we had a day at sea instead. We were really dissapointed because we were going to swim with sting rays there, plus that is where we planned to do most of our shopping! Once we got out to sea it was a really nice day though, lots of warm sunshine. I got a lot of tan on that day. Mexico was the final place that we stopped. We took a ferrie ride from the island Cozumel to the mainland.  It took about 40 minutes and it was really rocking back and forth. Quite a few people got sea sick, it was sorta gross. We went to Tulum, which was exciting but not nearly what I was expecting. When we signed up for it online, they made it sound like we would be going inside multiple temples and buildings, but we didn't get to go inside anywhere. I wasn't very satisfied with our tour guide either, but it was still an awesome place. I loved being there and imagining that it was back in the day when the Myans were living there. It was cool to imagine the nephites or lamanites being the ones who built it and lived there, which is very likely.

While we were on the ship there were many activities that range from rock climbing to ice skating to mini golfing to magic shows. Speaking of magic shows--John was chosen out of the audience to be up on stage with the magician, and of course my face turned red for him! It was really cool. We was part of the illusion where they cut a woman in half. He put a leash around the womans neck and held it to make sure that she didn't move around. The show was actually done really well!

If you'd like to see pictures of the trip, they are on another blog. It takes too long to download all of them, so I don't want to do it all over again here. Go to http://www.johnandarascruise.blogspot.com/. They are also on my facebook if you are my friend on there. :)

Adventure #1- I got to add new countries to my places visited list!
Adventure #2- I experienced a little bit of sea sickness for the first time ever.
Adventure #3- I loved the whole thing! Okay, that might not really be an adventure, but who cares!

Happy Friday!!!


Goodbye Idaho, Utah and Florida--Helloooooo Caribbean!!!

This will be short and sweet, because I'm hanging out at my cousins house in Orlando. She will be taking us to the port in about an hour and a half, and I still need to take a shower.  Her kids are my favorite, Little Sara and I have been having tickle wars with John, it has been quite exciting! Our first stop on the cruise will be Haiti, and then Jamaica, Grand Cayman Islands, and Mexico. In the duration of our trip we will be lounging on the beach, shopping at exotic locations, going to museums, hiking waterfalls, swimming with sting rays, and my personal favorite, touring the myan ruins and temples at Tulum! It's going to be the alltime adventure of adventures!!!! Can't wait to experience it so that I can write about it :) Well my favorite maltese (Jack the dog) just joined me on the couch so I'd better go! Happy vacation!


Cheese Cake Anyone?!?

Phase one of our carribbean vacation has begun! At the moment we are enjoying my Utah mountains as we hang out with my family in the new house. The house is built on a lot that is basically on the foothills and it's definitely one of my favorite sights.

We drove here yesterday, the drive was nothing spectacular--John drove the whole way. We got here around four o-clock and chit chatted until everyone was home, then we drove up to Salt Lake to go eat at the Cheesecake factory. Oh my heck, it was absolutely delicious and amazing! We met up with my brother Nate and his girlfriend Erica, and her son Dillon, so the whole family was there which made it extra good. It doesn't happen often that we are all together. I ordered garlic pasta with spaghetti and it was pretty much divine. It had asparagus, tomatoes, mushrooms and chicken in a delicious garlic sauce. Sadly I burnt my tonge on our spinach dip appetizer, so I couldn't enjoy it as much as I would have liked. We got some white chocolate raspberry truffle cheesecake for desert and yes, it was the best cheesecake ever. If you haven't been there, it's a must do before you die.

Sorry if my writing is a little bit boring, I keep getting distracted because my darling (John) and my sister are having a braiding contest on my hair. You can probably guess who won the speed and quality contest, but I think John won the making people laugh while doing the braid contest, so it's all good... :) Apparently I'm wearing John's braid for dinner tonight.

We got up today and ate some leftover cheesecake for breakfast, then some special K cereal which I honestly did not like.  I felt like I was eating air with a little bit of crunch. I understand why they say that you can lose weight from eating it every morning for breakfast.

Then we went to Cabellas because John wanted to use his giftcards to make a great purchase. He's a fisherman at heart and got a sweet new fly fishing rod. The twins came with us and I went with them to look at the "stuffed animals" (as my mom calls them) because John was in fish heaven and he couldn't figure out what he wanted. It was pretty cool. One of my favorite cousins Anna will be over soon, she is bringing a date! So it should be an exciting night.

Adventure #1: We only had to go back to the apartment twice after we left to come to Utah.
Adventure #2: We left Idaho state lines!
Adventure #3: My face turned red in front of my family while I was telling a story (my face is retarted, I'll have to tell you about that one later).

Anyway, thanks for reading! Tomorrow morning we'll be boarding a plane to Florida, and then on Sunday afternoon we board the ship!

See you later!


This post is for my devoted blog reader (aka my sister Valerie).

I recieved my first comment today! So here is a shout out to my sister Val!!!!!! hahahaha. Okay, yes, that was a little bit cheesy/weird/dumb, but that is why I did it. Because I'm cool like that and this is my blog and I can write whatever I want, and if the only person reading it is my sister then who cares what I write, as long as it pleases her... right? (Sorry for the run on sentence)

Today was quite an adventure! Like I mentioned earlier, my baby cakes (John) was getting sick, and he called in sick this morning because he wasn't feeling peachy at all. I didn't know that though, so when I woke up and he wasn't in bed, I thought that he was gone to work. So I got up, used the facilities, and headed out to take my morning pill. Then BOOM, John was sittin in my usual spot on the couch! The nerve! I gave him a crazy look because it startled me that he was home, but then I was excited.  I got into a cleaning/ disinfecting spree, and I got the apartment looking pretty dang good. I even used the awesome Melaleuca cleaning products which are great for the enviornment! Oh and I even washed our sheets. Meanwhile, John did his taxes, and it looks like we are going to get a pretty good return, which will be nice!

John started feeling a little better as the day progressed, and so we decided it would be a good idea to head to IF to get a new wirless router (ours got all messed up when the power went out a while back). Then I said, well if we are going to be there, we might as well go to Target to find me a new swim suit for the cruise! So we showered and got ready and then we were off! The drive was nothing spectacular, but it was fun because John and I both wore some sweet shades, we may have got some weird looks, seeing as the sun wasn't shining--it was cloudy--but we didn't pay any attention. I did end up finding a swim suit that has some promise, although it will need to be taken in a bit, and I'm hoping my momma can help me out with that in the near future aka when we get there tomorrow evening or on Friday. John hid over in the mens section while I tried everything on, and then we went to Cafe Rio, which was a little bet scary for me. Last time we went I got really naucious (spelled wrong) the same night, for reasons I cannot disclose--but it had nothing to do with the food. Nevertheless, it still ruined my appetite for Cafe Rio, which is quite a shame because it use to be one of my favorites!!!!! It was okay today though, still not as good as it use to be :(

Anyway, we got the wireless router and we saw the best movie ever! Extraordinary Measures is the name and saving kids is the game. Ha.......... Anyway, yeah.... it was a great movie, I highly reccommend it. Then we went to Walmart and bought a few items to make burgers with. Speaking of burgers, John would really like to eat, and he has asked me when we are going to eat about 5 times now, so I guess I'd better go!

Adventure #1: I forgot to write about this one, but John and I danced around the the Black Eyed Peas song "Meet Me Halfway."
Adventure #2: Left Rexburg city limits!
Adventure #3: Spent the day with my Shnukums :)

Well, thanks for reading!
I'll see you tomorrow Val!


Got Milk?

Sorry, you are going to have to hear from me twice today, because that down there was my intro, and this right here is my adventure of the day. Let me tell you in advance, it wasn't that big of an adventure, but the outcome was great!

I got up at about 8:20 to take my pill (apparently I have thyroid problems). An hour later I ate some waffle crisp, and then began to follow my normal day off of work routine--I sat on the couch in my robe and turned on my laptop. Later, I get a text from baby cakes (John) and he asks me to pay rent, so I do, and then he asks me to get him some medicine--he's getting a nasty cold. So, being the sweet wife that I am, I got in the shower, lost a bunch of hair--hopefully the thyroid medicine kicks in soon to stop that--got ready, and headed to Broulims, a local grocery store.

When I got there I found some good cold medicine, and headed for the fudge bars. See, John and I love fudge bars, you know, the frozen Meadow Gold kind? Mmmmm delicious! I still love them even though a few weeks ago I had a terrible experience while eating one. I opened my mouth wide to get a nice big bite and BAM can you guess what happened next? .......................................... (You never will so I'll just tell you). My jaw LOCKED OPEN! Yes, you read that right, I could not close my mouth for at least 15 minutes. It was the pitts, and we almost went to the emergency room, but I finally relaxed and popped it back into place. John said I just looked like I was singing a lot of opera, no big deal.

Anyway, after I grabbed the fudge bars I saw some double stuffed Oreos and I couldn't resist, so I grabbed some of those. I also grabbed some Hersheys Chocolate Syrup because lately I'm obssessed with chocolate milk. But I like to put a bunch of chocolate in my milk and then eat it with a spoon without mixing it in. You might think it's gross, but I think it's heavenly. Plus it could possible help me gain weight! Back to the story, so then I put my blinders on so that I wouldn't grab anything else, and I headed for the check outs.

When I was halfway through buying my delicious products, oh and the Zicam, a random memory hit me: we were in Montana at John's sisters house. We sat down to eat and Emily asked us what we wanted to drink. John and I are both milk hounds and so we both wanted some. Emily is all about the healthy organic stuff, so when she pulled the milk out I was a little confused. It was in one of those containers that they usually sell soy milk in. Anyway, I took a skeptical sip and WOW, it was like.... AMAZING. Soooooo creamy! So I'm dreaming about that milk while I make my purchase and my eyes drift over to the health foods section of the store. The cashier gave me my reciept and I couldn't help myself, I went straight for the organic milk. I just had a glass, and it's too good to be true. I don't know if I'll ever go back to regular milk.... for $3 it's just soooo worth it!

Adventure #1: I drove on the snow covered roads to the store without slipping around.
Adventure #2: I bought lots of goodies at the store.
Adventure #3: I brought my honey bunches (John) some of the medicine I bought for him.
Adventure #4: I found some organic milk, and it made my day!

Well, you probably stopped reading quite a while ago, but just in case you are still reading I'll tell you what I'm about to do. John gets home from work in twenty minutes, and then we are going to go tanning in preperation for our Carribbean cruise next week :) Now that's going to be a real adventure!

My First Blog

I know, I know, everybody is getting a blog now-a-days. But that is not why I'm making one. Lately, life in Rexburg has been getting a little bit boring. My sweet cheeks (also known as John) works fulltime 8-5 Monday through Friday and I work sparatically and randomly. This leaves me at home all alone for long periods of time, which wouldn't be so bad except that we live in Rexburg and it's winter. Most of my friends are away for the semester, and the ones who are here are usually busy with school. Therefore I have nothing to do! For a while, I was satisfied with CSI, Law and Order SVU, America's Funniest Home Videos, and Ashton Kutchers Punk'd series on TV Guide, but the time has come for me to find something more productive to do with my time. This is where the blog idea came into play.

Facebook was another activity that was taking up a lot of my time and in course of browsing random friends pages, I started noticing the many of them have blogs. Some for family news, others for business or photography, and I thought, "Hey, why don't I have a blog?" I decided to get one, So I went to blogspot.com and started on the process. Then I got to the screen that asks you to choose a title for your blog and i panicked (Okay maybe I didn't panic, but I did sit there staring blankly at the screen for about 5 minutes). I was frantically trying to come up with something that I could write that would be somewhat interesting.

And then it came to me--Life. Yes sometimes my life seems mundane, and boring and repetitive, but that doesn't mean that it's not an adventure. So I'm going to write about what is going on in my life as often as I can, to prove to myself, and the world--not that I think much of the world will ever read it--that yes, my life is an adventure. In conclusion, this blog will not only help me to see why my life is amazing and fun, but it will be a sort of journal. Plus, I've been told since I was in third grade that I'm a fantastic writer. My 5th grade teacher, Miss Coray, was convinced that someday I would publish an exciting book that would make me famous. Come to think of it, I did get a 98/100 on my final upper level english paper last semester. Maybe my writing is worth something... I guess we'll find out won't we?