Monday, September 29, 2008

Me, Myself, & I :)

This is what I do on night shifts when I'm trying to stay awake...TAG, YOU'RE ALLLLL IT!!

I AM..Soooo tired, & I feel misplaced..I guess that's what happens when you don't have a 'permanent home'.

I MISS..Jeff. I miss him so much! I want to be curled up in bed with him..listening to him snore..& I miss our doggy, Zuky..she's so dang cute!

I THINK..I should be less selfish. I also think I should eat healthier than I have the last 2 weeks...I've drunk my weight in diet coke & pepsi!

I go to sleep. To find a house. To save moolah. To start a family..eventually :) To not have the munchies so bad right now and to NEVER DO LAUNDRY AGAIN!

I HAVE..the ability to sleep anywhere, anytime!

I SEARCH..for a good book! Seriously, guys..I just finished an awesome one and can't seem to find another fabulous read..HELP!!

I WISH..I didn't get so resltess. It seems like I always have to be doing something or I feel useless. I also wish I were one of those girls who knows instinctively how to do my makeup, hair & dress cute!

I HATE..seeing Jeff uncomfortable or feeling sick. I just want to make him feel better!

I AM..still so immature..

I FEAR..not alot, actually. I do fear losing the people I love. Or watching them suffer.

I ALWAYS..second guess myself. I'm working on just sticking to my first decision.

I LOVE..Jeff. Family. Zuky. Running. Chocolate. Caffeine. Perfect temperatures. Laughing. Lip Gloss. Giving the perfect gift...

I FEEL..blah. Not a bad blah. Just a restless blah :) A 'life on hold blah'.

I lights beeping. Elevators dinging. Fluorescent lights buzzing.


I DON'T..understand why I have such bad knots in my shoulders..haha

I WONDER..where we will end up living.

I CARE..a little too much what people think of me. But I'm getting better at that, and narrowing it down to just the people that matter :)

I REGRET..Nothing. I learn from everything. Wait a sec..I DO regret not being nicer to some of the guys I dated. I was pretty mean. But it DID all work out for the best!

I AM..didn't I already do this one? I am lucky, lucky, lucky!

I BELIEVE..That everything will always work out. No matter what.

I DANCE..terribly!! Think Elaine from Seinfeld!

I SING..the most random songs when I'm at drives my coworkers crazy!

I WRITE..the newsletter for our unit. And on this blog. I used to write stories when I was in Jr High & Highschool..I love/loved English! Sometimes I think it would've been really cool if I'd done more with the creative side of my personality.

I WIN..the lottery every time I kiss my husband! It's the best feeling!

I LOSE..patience after a long night shift. And my hair when I wash it. I'm afraid I'll go bald!!

I NEVER..return personal phone calls in a timely fashion. I'm terrible at it. I don't call back for a day. Then I feel guilty that I didn't call back, so I wait longer...ahhhhh!!! It's not that I don't love my friends and family..I do. It's a matter of selfishness, honestly. I will get better at it!

I LISTEN..not as well as I would like to. I talk too much.

I CAN..start an IV in practically anyone. Make yummy eclair cake. Run for hours.

I READ..anything that catches my interest. That includes shampoo bottles. I try to find the whole alphabet on everything..labels, boxes of mac n' cheese, hair gel..HOWEVER, I really do refuse to read to Twilight books. I tried to get into the first one and it totally turned me off.

I AM..crazy! But so is everyone else :)

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

End of an 'Era'

So, the event that I never thought would take place has: We are moving from our townhouse! We sign papers with the buyers tomorrow. Jeff and I are still in shock, and I'm mildly superstitious, still refusing to say that we've actually sold for fear uttering the words will jinx everything & they'll back out last minute. (If that truly is the case I will be too angry for words, seeing as we've packed all of our lives into boxes & are currently storing it at Jeff's parents' house, where we will be living until we find a home of our own.)

I'm not surprised to find that I am more than a little sad to actually be leaving our first home together. This is where we fell in love with eachother. Seriously. Our dating relationship consisted of nights spent in the townhouse painting, tiling & eating fast food :) We didn't go out to movies or restaurants (we only went on one date together before we got married, to ColdStone:). Instead, we got down and dirty & worked together. Jeff taught me how to use a tile saw in the garage, how to properly paint a house (I thought you just painted over whatever color was there first.) I discovered that he was a person who isn't afraid of hard work & a good challenge...who spent all day busting his butt at his job & then turned right back around & worked another 6+ hours of grueling manual labor because he wanted to (he loves tiling, paint, etc). And he got to see me without makeup, sweaty & mad (he made me get up on the ladders to paint the stairwell cause I was lighter!) ANYWHO, the point I'm making is that this house took a basic dating relationship & turned it into an amazing marriage. We are leaving behind memories of the best kinds. However, luckily I don't leave behind the guy I got with the house :) And, we get to go do it all over again when we find a house to move into, and make new memories! But I will miss our first home, where we started our life together.

I'm such a lucky girl!


Have I told any of you how much I love I'd heard from various people that is was a fun little music website..then my friend, Jill, told me she liked to use it a couple months ago..well I've been hooked since!  ANYWHO, I'm packing up the last little things in our townhouse (that's a whole 'nother blog) and Pandora is providing the entertainment..woohoo!

Sionara, amigos!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Baby Bump Alert!!

My high school friend, Lisa, discovered a couple months ago that she and her husband are pregnant with triplets!!!  They already have 2 adorable little girls & are excited to add more to the fun (Jen, I know you're salivating at the thought of THREE babies at one time!! :)  However, as you can all guess, 3 kidlets (plus two) are not cheap!   They are entered in a 97.1 ZHT (you know, the radio station) contest to win a nursery for their upcoming bundles o' joy!  They need as many votes as they can get and you can ONLY VOTE ONCE PER PERSON or they risk being disqualified!!!  So pass on the info...PLEEEEASE.  Help a hot mamma and follow these directions:

Go to  
Lisa is NUMBER 124!!!!  The pic above is the one posted on the site!  So, vote for 124 & help out an awesome girl..and if ya don't, I'll beat ya with a stick :) 
You can vote Sept 19th-Sept 26th..get movin'!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

One Word Answers at 4:30 AM!!

1~where is your cell phone: Pocket
2~Your significant other: Jeff
3~Your hair: dishwater
4~Your mother: gorgeous
5~Your father: Determined
6~Your favorite thing: Jeff
7~Your dream last night: Death (disturbing, I know)
8~Your favorite drink: caffeine
9~Your dream/goal: home
10~The room you're in: hospital
11~Your hobby: running
12~Your fear: failure
13~Where do you want to be in 6 years: Mom
14~What you're not: quiet
15~Muffin: topping
16~One of your wish list items: House
17~Where you grew up: Bluffdale
18~The last thing you did: FINALLYatedinnerat1:30am (yup, that's one word folks! Thanks for grabbing it for me, Cher!)
19~What are you wearing? scrubs
20~Favorite gadget? Ipod
21~Your pets: Zuky-girl
22~Your computer: IMac
23~Your mood: inadequate
24~Missing someone: Jeff
25~Your car: Jetta
26~Something you're not wearing: earrings
27~Favorite store: GotBeauty
28~Like Someone: Jeff
29~Your favorite color: Red
30~When was the last time you laughed? Tonight
31~Last time you cried? Tonight

I tag Amber, Becca, Misty, Cheryl, Courtney, Heather Carr, Jen, Kateka, Mandy, Mariah, Rachael, Stephanie, Chelsea, Tiff & Wendy! *whew*

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Man Tag!

So, if you read my blogs, you can tell I'm pretty head over heels in love with my hubby :) Anywho, I got tagged for a 'Husband Blog/Sweetie Blog' by now's my chance to brag about my most favorite person in the world!

1~Where did you meet?
We met through one of my roommates. I had recently broken up with a pretty awful guy a couple months back & my roommate thought that I could date her friend's roomie..who had also just broken up with someone. Well, we went over to meet 'the guys' and there was the friend: Jeff. I was MUCH more interested in him than his buddy. The rest is history!

2~How long did you date before you were married?
9 months. We actually didn't date very seriously until about 3-4 months before we got hitched, believe it or not. But when ya know, ya know! The moment of truth came for both of us on Christmas Eve..we hung out the first part of the evening together at his place..then I drove to my parents. I missed him so much on the drive to my parents that I dissolved into tears! He says he felt much the same way that night..awwww :)

3~How long have you been married?
Two years & almost 5 months...funny thing is, I can't imagine my life without feels like we've always known eachother.

4~What does he do that surprises you?
I never cease to be amazed by Jeff...he is a very multi-faceted person:) HOWEVER, I was initially quite surprised by how much he loves to garden! He has an impressive green thumb & could happily spend hours on end planting, digging & watering! I know that when we have a real yard it will always look awesome!

5~What is your favorite feature about him?
His eyes..they change color all the time!! Brown, green, gold..I hope our children have his eyes! I also LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that his beard grows in RED & he has really hot calf muscles!

6~What is your favorite quality about him?
He is the most positive person you will EVER meet! And this positive attitude is what is constantly challenging me to be a better person. He never complains about work, even when it's keeping him up 24-7 & he always sees the good side to any situation..I truly aspire to be more like him in this area!

7~Does he have a nickname for you?
Haha :) Early on in our marriage we were making fun of rappers' names: 50 Cent, Eminem...etc. I mean, c'mon!! So we came up with our own 'rapper' names: He's '2 Bits' (A british version of 50 Cent) & I'm 'Skittle'. Sooooo corny..but dang, freakin' funny! We also call eachother 'Babe-a-roo' & 'Sweetie-o' alot.

8~What is his favorite color?
Wow..I don't think we've ever asked each other this question! But I'm going to say Blue, cause literally every other shirt of his is blue..and he looks simply smashing in it, might I add :)

9~What's his favorite food?
He's a meat man, that's for sure! He loves his steak & ribs! And he makes dang tasty ones, too! OH! He also loves the peanut butter Cap'n Crunch! And peaches :) And, this dish his mom made growing up: Poor Man's Fish & Chips!

10~What's his favorite sport?
Jeff isn't really a 'sports' guy, per se. He'll watch a football game & go to baseball..but he doesn't really watch sports on a regular basis. He is a powerhouse road cyclist, though! He is also an amazing swimmer!! He's been swimming since he was a baby & he's got really strong arms (I love his arms!) So, he digs his triathalons!

11~Who said I love you first?
He did..I think we both knew that we loved each other long before we said it..but we were both playing our cards very close. I had butterflies for days after he said couldn't get me to stop grinning!

12~When & where was your first kiss?
Well, I don't remember what canyon, or by what river..but we packed a picnic, hung out by a river..ate strawberries and whipped cream for dessert..and then he kissed me till I was dizzy! :)

13~What's your favorite thing to do as a couple?
Absolutely anything! We love to bike together & camp. And our special hobby is house love looking at houses! And cooking..well, he cooks, I eat what he makes!

14~Do you have any kids?
We have a dog...I think she's a good

15~What is a hidden talent he has?
He is REALLY good at finding me cute clothes! lol. Actually, seriously, he's an AMAZING LISTENER. People who hardly know him will spill their guts to him! He just has that reassuring, comforting vibe.

16~How old is he?
32 buckaroos!

17~What is his favorite type of music?
He listents to pretty much everything..but old school rap will always have a special place in his heart..haha.

18~What do you admire most about him?
What a hard worker he is. If there is a job to do, he will get it done. No complaining or procrastinating. He has an amazing work ethic!

19~Do you think he is going to read this?
Sure do! :) He always reads the blog..he says that it's a way for him to get inside my head when he's not home..haha.

I love you sweetheart!

I tag Amber, Becca, Misty, Cheryl, all 3 Heathers, Jen, Kateka, Mandy, Rachael, Steph, Chelsea, Tiff & Wendy!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Love Your Body!

Saturday the 6th was the Wasatch Women's run and walk!  It was a 5k/10k event to help promote healthy body image in women..which I personally think is a huge issue in todays society.  I fear for the day that I have a daughter and I have to figure out how to tell her she's beautiful, despite what society & the media are shoving in our faces.  I don't often advertise this, but when I was in Jr High and highschool I had issues related to healthy eating habits.  I know I was not the only one.  To this day I cringe when I remember what a personal hell that was and it breaks my heart to hear ANY woman or girl speak negatively about themselves.  I still face days that I don't really think I look that great, or feel that 'hot'..and yet again, I know that I am not alone in feeling this way.  It is so much easier to look at someone else and say 'I want to look like THAT' than it is to be happy with yourself and how you look.  Some friends from work did this awesome event with me, Shelly and Tammy, and I just want them both to know that I think they are amazing, STRONG and gorgeous women!!  I enjoy their friendship!

Post run...WE ROCK! :)
Man those chicks look smokin'!

Trying to blow a kiss to my hubby..hehe :)

And where would I be without my number one fan & support group?  Jeff is ALWAYS there for me..and he tells me I'm beautiful when I have greasy hair, haven't shaved my legs in a week, am not wearing makeup & have stanky breath!  Every girl should have their own Jeff!  He also reminds me that celebrities look great 'cause they have a team of people to do their hair & makeup for them..PLUS they get to be airbrushed in their snaps! haha :)

SO, I know this will sound corny, but I really want to challenge all my girlies out there to treat themselves right and remember that they are beautiful!!  Say it to yourselves every day, or call me and I'll tell you you're hot!

Friday, September 5, 2008

United Way Day!

Note to self: Jeff will probably kill me for posting this picture of him....hehe:) btw, if you're wondering what the green stuff is in the upper, left corner..I shut a tree branch in the door!
Earlier this year, my sweet hubby (ok, crazy, from the looks of the snap above) invited me to get involved in a group called Young Leaders with him. It's a group of professionals who "use their time, talent, and resources to effect lasting change in our community" (I'm quoting from the Director of the Young Leaders Program, April Harrison..who is a pretty cool girl, btw). Yesterday we had the opportunity to do some painting in the Boys and Girls Club in Sugarhouse. It made for a very satisfying way to spend time..who can turn down free breakfast, good company, & paint fumes? Honestly! ANYWHO, we were busy wielding paint rollers most of the time, so I didn't get a lot of photo ops, but thought I'd post a couple I got towards the end :)
We TRIED to not get paint on the floor..but that was pretty unavoidable!!

And Jeff giving attitude...I'm glad none of the kids were around to see such a disrespectful display..haha :) I love you, babe-a-roo!

What an awesome day!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

That's not what you think it is...

I have a new, favorite treat! We went & tried it out last night, and I'm hooked..which unfortunately for Jeff, means I'll be craving it 24-7. I fear for the days I'm pregnant, cause I already have terrible cravings..haha. ANYWHO, it's not the icecream you think it is,'s GELATO!!! MMMM :)

Some of you may have already discovered this treat..good for you! I, on the other hand, was curious every time I drove past the new little shop by our house, but was deterred by memories of Pistachio flavored, graininess..bleh!

So last night I got called off work (I was SO, and we decided to go check out Bellissimo's..we walked in the door to this:

WOW! Now, I'd always been told that gelato is better for you than icecream in the calories and fat-content department. I don't particularly care, 'cause if I'm going to eat a treat I'm more concerned w/ it's yumminess factor :) But the fact that this stuff really IS healthier than icecream will not hurt it's cause with me, since I'm a mild health-nut!

The first bite was quite heavenly..BETTER than ColdStone (yes, really). The flavor selection..oh my! Raspberry, coconut, diablo (insanely rich chocolate), pineapple...truly yummy stuff! I'm sure there's more shops than just the one up in my neck of the woods (which I can promise I'll be visiting more often, despite the oncoming cold weather) and I recommend you go try this stuff out! Your tastebuds will thank you :)