Saturday, December 20, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
Then as Sean was walking me to my car that night (I had to go home to get to bed at the already scheduled time, after all!) it was snowing, and being the cutie-pie he is, he suggested we make a snowman. Too fun to pass up. Plus, I hadn't spent enough quality time with him that day. I should have scheduled that too, huh?
Upon returning, we finally stuck the branches in place and admired our work. Sean said, "He's missing something," and pulled off his CTR ring to place on the branch-hand.
He paused, then continued, "Oh, I can do better than that.."
We never did get a final picture of the snowman. Go figure.
And it turns out, Sean had his roommate drive him to the jeweler to pick up the ring and the roommate treated him to lunch. There's never a real reason to be mad at that boy!
Sunday, December 14, 2008
So to celebrate, let me share with you some of our splendid Christmas decorations. The nice thing about having a small apartment, combined with only a few years of "decoration gathering," is that it only took us about 20 minutes to set everything up! Unlike my mom, who needs to set aside a whole day to transform the house into a festival of cheer. One day I'll be like my mom :)
Hey look, there's that super fake looking tree again!
Last year we looked and looked for a tree topper to no avail. Are they out of vogue or something? We finally found one this year at.... Walmart! A bit whimsical, isn't it? Life needs a little whimsy.
O'er the fields we go, laughing all the way, HA HA HA!
Snowmen are important in our marriage. Perhaps one day I'll tell you why.
Aw, look at sean's wonderful wrapping job. Honestly, I learned a thing or two from him about wrapping on the ends of presents. He should go pro. He even uses bows!!
Alrighty tighty, off to enjoy... boredom!
Sunday, December 7, 2008
No, don't sue me, bad suggestion. I've just been in one of those lackadaisical moods, which means I haven't been in a bloggin' mood. Can I make it up to you? How about with lots of pictures. And funny stories. Or at least funny to me :)
Whilst cleaning our little apartment, I caught my shoelace in the vacuum. And it just tore that sucker right off! Sean's shoes came with spare laces, so I wove them into my shoes. So what if they're a little long? They did make for good bramble catchers on our walks through the desert.We decided to drive through Vegas to get to Arizona, my first venture to the sin city (that's what they call it, right?). After about 30 minutes of finding parking-- I am SO not a city driver-- and about 1.5 hrs of searching, we came upon our main purpose in traveling to Vegas...Godiva Chocolixers! Oh my they sure are heavenly. And so worth the 2 hours pit stop.Thanksgiving consited mainly of celebrating Sean's maternal grandparents' 50th anniversary. They have the neatest house, entitled Withering Hots. Clever, no?And we felt so welcome. And I may or may not have eaten 9 pieces of pie on Turkey day. My tummy's still thanking me. And hating me!
Sean had his fill of all sorts of outdoor sports. He sure was proud of his "ringers." He especially enjoyed playing basketball with his brother, someone at about his same skill level. After about 30 minutes of play, Sean won! The score was 4-1. I kid, I kid. It was actually 3-2. These kids couldn't decide what to name their "pet turkey." I think the name Jane was just suggested. Absurd! (at least Gracie thinks so). It got so heated that one of them threatened divorce! Should I be concerned about that?
We played with Brady for a nice long while. We found a drain pipe that was a perfect fit for a golf ball. He'd put the ball in the pipe by the house, it'd go about 4 feet down a little hill, I'd retrieve it for him, and repeat!
I liked to walk around the desert and take pictures like the above photos. And then my battery ran out. And I didn't bring the charger. So many photo ops were missed. But it's okay, because Rachel took glamour shots of us to make up for it! Great photos Rachel! (ugh, Sean looks so good in this picture and I look so goofy. Me the Goof)
For instance, I ate a butterfinger on the drive home and a big chunk fell on my shirt. But did I notice? Noooo. Until I went to the bathroom later and thought something threw up on me. Gross!
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
"... Tuuuuuuurrrrrrrdy turdy turdy tuuurdy turd turd turdy." HA HA HA HA HA! This continued for at least 30 seconds and I proceeded to laugh for ten minutes. Oh my goodness, it was too funny. At one point Sean started laughing too and said "I love you turd."
None of this he remembered when I recounted the story to him in the morning. This is the best part of being married.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
His books are considered young adult books, but heck, they're usually the best genre. I've read three of his books so far.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
BYU vs Air Force- Even though our team wasn't consistantly playing well, it made for a fun, thrilling game. Though if that had caused us to lose, I might not have found it so thrilling... And there was an awesome fighter plane flyover at the beginning, the sudden woosh of sound and tension in the air, it's an experience. Of course I forgot to bring my camera to the game, so none of you can experience it. Boo.
Bond- saw it, liked it, recommend it. Definitely action-packed.
PUPPIES!- The Bradleys just got a new puppy and have his brother for a little bit as well. It was sooooooooOOOO fun to play with them and try to avoid being caught in the middle of their "rough housing." Got pictures this time!
Interview- Sean completed yet another interview, this time at the University of Colorado (the excuse for our excursion to CO in the first place). It went super great and he had fun talking with a professor who's from St. Paul. And he knew a couple students there, too. Bonus!
Complete side-note: WATCH PUSHING DAISIES TONIGHT! It's such a fun show, witty, hilarious, snappy dialogue, great characters. Plus it's filled with stunning colors and cute quirkiness, despite essentially revolving around death, ha ha! And for some reason it's teetering on the edge of being canceled. This cannot happen. So all of you, watch it! You'll love it, I always come away thinking and smiling. Check this out if you want some background.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
I stole an "I Voted" sticker for Sean. Shh, don't tell.
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Yes, ladies and gents, we're the Mythbusters. Ignore the few letters missing from my shirt, heh heh. I think Sean completely captured the essence of Jamie Hyneman, so you ought to see a full body shot:
He just needs to get a belly and you couldn't tell one from the other.
We held on our beards with double sided tape and, sheesh, any sort of talking would wiggle it right off! Lots of adjusting necessary.
The Ward Party was really quite fun- it was a giant clue game. Although it seemed we were just the duo to solve the mystery, we were never quite the winners. Came close, but always bested.
MYTH: Jamie and Adam are unbeatable.
B U S T E D