Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Weekend Continued....

As the previous post tells, Jeff and I were out late Friday night. We continued the weekend revelry early Saturday morning: Up at 6 AM for a training ride in Kamas with the Zions Bike Team: The Z Team!! WooHoo! (I really do mean the 'WooHoo', btw..I love being outdoors and biking.) Out in our sassy orange and black lycra! Let me tell ya, it was beautiful up there! Busy, too...there were a couple other events going on in the area and the roads were filled with other bikers and runners. ANYWHO, the whole point of this post is to let Jeff know how much I enjoy spending time with him. I tell him this frequently, probably to the point of annoyance, but it's true! I feel so lucky to be married to my best friend! We can do anything together: garden, cook (Jeff mostly does the cooking..I taste test..lol), bike/work out, housework...obviously ANYTHING..and it's fun! This was so apparent to me as we whizzed around (he goes much faster than I do) looking at houses and mooing at cows (that was Jeff..he loves to communicate with the animals of the world..ya shoulda heard him barking to the seals in Cali!). There is no one else I would rather be with. It was also really fun to have Jeff's parents up there..Joanne, J's mom, is a member of the Z-Team too, and a wicked biking chick! After the ride the team got together for a BBQ at one of the members parents' home..yummy burgers (courtesy of, who else, Jeff.) I must say, that was a great weekend!

Fun! Fun! Fun!

This is long overdue, but it's 2 AM and I'm not feeling so productive! So it's blogging time!!

This last weekend Jeff and I went out with Jen, Cheryl and their hubbies! It was so fun! (At least it was for us girls..I hope it was time well spent for our male halves!) We went to Rachael, our wonderful coworker's, wedding..it was good to see her so happy :) And then to the Texas Roadhouse for dinner..where we basically spent the rest of the night! I'm sure our server was annoyed beyond belief by how long we stayed there...and by how unbelievably loud we were! (I had no idea how rowdy we could be!) I'm also fairly certain the waitress I just about knocked over while trying to 'join' the line dance was mildly peeved..but we were paying customers, and I know I left a good tip..so what the hay! No one got injured! I must say I was greatly impressed with the guys' movie quoting abilities (and their talent for telling embarassing stories about us girls!) And Cheryl and Jen: I just love getting together with you guys! I learn something new every time and I know that it'll never be boring! I just love you gals :) Thanks for an entertaining night! And thanks to our husbands for being so tolerant! I know Jeff wasn't feeling so hot, but sweet guy that he is, he still came out and played! I love you, Sweetie-o!

Friday, June 13, 2008


Yes, it's true..it's Friday the 13th! Yikes! I've never been a superstitious person...don't toss salt over my shoulder if I spill it and turn in a circle and all that jazz (I can't even keep my curse remedies straight!) At least, I didn't think so. But then I got to thinking, and realized that indeed, I AM! At least when it's related to work. And I'm sure all you gals I work with can agree: if you're having a good shift, you won't usually come right out and say 'wow, it's so quiet today/tonight!'. And for good reason. I've only uttered that phrase once in my life while at work, and the day immediately went south from there! From that day on, if the thought enters my mind, I keep it to myself and bite my tongue!

SO, to the actual point of this blog: I would like you all to tell me what YOU'RE superstitious about..if you are. And if you want to make fun of me, feel free to do that too :)

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

I Am Completely Overwhelmed...

By how blessed I am in the family and friends department!! Guys, I could just cry at how lucky I am! Yesterday was my birthday..24 years..wow, so old (yeah, yeah, I know..I'm still a baby)! Unfortunately, Jeff had to be out of town in sunny Miami for work..and I know he feels just awful about it. But babe, honestly, I understand and it doesn't bother or upset me one little bit!! And of course, Jeff being Jeff, he STILL found a way to spoil me from across the country..more on that in a sec.

SO, to start off, I got phone calls from EVERYONE..my sis-in-law (thanks Heather..I'm sorry I didn't answer my phone!), my mom, my dad, my bro..my parent-in-laws..PHEW! And more than one person posting on MySpace. Kami, my wonderful friend, took me to breakfast at The Original Pancake House..YUMMY!! And then we went to my favorite little boutique, Got Beauty, and proceeded to 'get glam' w/ every available eye shadow, lip gloss and bottle of glitter in the place! We looked SASSY by the time we got done!

When I got home, my bouncing doggy and 100 beautiful sweetheart roses (the cute little, good smelling ones) greeted me! Jeff, always looking for ways to make me feel more and more spoiled, sent them to me..and I just about cried! (ok, I DID cry..). Babe-a-roo, I know you're going to read this, so I'll say what I can't say enough: I couldn't have found someone more perfect for me than you! You're my sunshine and I love you!

I then got to go to lunch with my sister and mom. They are my best friends..I mean, how can the two people who went through every up, down, and sideways moment in my life and were there for me every second, not be? I love you guys SO much!

But wait! I still got to go to dinner with 'mah girlzzz', Cheryl and Jen (Wendy, we missed you!!) (Just so y'all know..I didn't pay for a single meal yesterday!) We laughed & cackled through an entire dinner and then went and trolled the mall like 3 teenage chicks! I always know I will have a hilariously wonderful time with these 2..I'm sure we scandalized quite a few people while we were talking in the parking lot of TGI Fridays!! Just a reminder, Cheryl...in 2 weeks...;) haha!

And just as I was winding down, I pulled into my garage..and there were two guys standing behind the driveway holding a cake! My very kind neighbors, Kenner and Jake, baked me a cake! Which we promptly ate, after they sang me a rousing 'Happy Birthday'! (They claimed they'd been practicing all night).

So, that was a long post..and it can't even begin to convey how loved and spoiled all of you made me feel yesterday! THANK YOU SO MUCH!! There really aren't words to explain..I am truly so, SO incredibly blessed to have the most amazing husband, a wonderful family, and 'totally tubular' friends!

Monday, June 2, 2008

Rules of 3

Since I don't really have anything interesting to write about in my life right now, and because it's always fun to do these little 'tag' things: I was tagged by Mariah..the rules are as follow: Write 3 Joys, 3 Fears, 3 Goals, 3 Current Obsessions/Collections, and 3 Random Surprising Facts About Yourself..haha!

3 Joys
1~ My hubby & our families
2~Our spunky doggy

3 Fears
1~Losing Jeff or any one of our family members
2~Making a serious mistake at work
3~Failing the people I love

3 Goals
1~Move into our new house (is that a goal..i don't really have any say in whether it happens or not..haha)
2~Get better at controlling my moodiness after night shifts so I don't drive J crazy!
3~Do better at budgeting for groceries

3 Current Obsessions/Collections
2~Eye Shadow (I know some will find this hard to believe since I don't often wear anything more than mascara to work, which is where most of you see me, but it's true!)
3~Eating Jeff's gourmet meals he likes to make on the weekends!

3 Random/Surprising Facts About Me
1~I'm constantly trying to stop myself from talking too much! It doesn't work...but I will continue in this valiant effort.
2~As much as I love to talk..I don't really like talking on the phone..it feels so awkward to me.
3~I eventually wind up hating every purse I buy..it doesn't matter how cute I thought it was when I purchased it..I will ultimately think it is the ugliest, most un-stylish bag I've ever owned!

I now tag: Amber, Cheryl, Heather Harbaugh, Heather Carr, Heather Doney, Jen, Kateka, Rachael, Steph, Tiffany and Wendy!