Friday, February 22, 2008

C&B come to Springville!

Well, I am about due for a post! We had a wonderful time with Brooke and Cait this past weekend. They were here for their "mid-winter break"...wish I had one of those. Actually I suppose I took one?!...finished all my homework for the following week before they came and then skipped school on Tuesday to hang out with them till they took off to Vegas to hang out with Rach, Mike, & Anna for the rest of the week. We did lots of shopping for Prom dresses, lots of eating, saw a movie or two, and had some real fun times sledding the lazy way at Soldier's Hollow in Midway. Love you girlies to the moon and back! Cant wait to see you again in June for Graduation! Till then...text often!

Sorry for the excess of pictures!

too many to narrow down and too little time to mess with a slideshow!

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Grandpa Jay

Thought I would take a second for a small
tribute to an incredible man, Grandpa Jay.
We got a call early Monday morning informing us that
he had passed away. He was in the hospital following surgery,
but we all were a bit surprised that he was taken at this time;
however, he did strike me as a man who
has always followed the Prophet, even in death.
For years he has struggled and fought battles with Parkinson's,
Cancer, broken bones, etc. and has done so with faith, strength,
and courage. I have only known him for 3 years but am so greatful
for the example he has been to me of hard work, strength, faith,
selfless service, and so many other wonderful qualities.
Not only am I grateful for his example to me but for the wonderful
influence he has had on my incredible husband.
Each life he touched, he changed for good.
He will be greatly missed!

I am sad this is the only picture I could find of Lance and I with Jay and Erma. The quality/resolution is not the best, but the memories are priceless.

My Oh-So-Exciting Life!

I know, I know...I have not posted for a while. I have no kids and not too many exciting things are going on for us these days. My wonderful husband and I love our life, but are not too shy admit we are looking forward to being done with costco and grad school (further away for some. Lance still has 4 more years of dental school...hehe!). I go to school every day, ALL day and Lance studies in the morning for DAT and then goes to work till 11 almost every day. I am glad he is such a hard worker. Our life right now does not provide a lot of picture taking opportuities :) I actually have had a crazy week or so with some exciting experiences, Ill share one or two.

So one night driving home from school I realized I really had to pee...not a good thing when you are stil at least 60 min or so from home. So I got to my car at park n' ride (only 20 min till home)and realized I had left my keys at school...not good. Then after getting the spare from Lance at work (thanks to my carpool buddies), I got home and realized I didnt have a house key...not good(Note: still really had to pee). So I remember that our spare is in the shed in back, so I trudged through the 2-3 feet of snow in my tights and flats (convenient that I was dressed up:))I get to the back fence and the latch is frozen shut. After trying everything, taking breaks now and then to dance around because wetting my skirt is not an option at this point. Finally, I get the latch un-latched (after blowing, spitting, and putting all my weight on it--which is a LOT of weight these days) and I went to open the fence; however, due to the snow built up on both sides I could not open it. I dug away the snow just enough to open it and tried to slide through. Then, just when I thought I was gonna squeeze through despite the extra lunch I had eaten, the loop on the back of my coat got stuck on the latch...ugh! Finally after getting un-hooked from the fence--which I am sure would have been a hilarious thing to watch, I dug the shed door open, in the pitch black at this point and reached around inside to find the single key on a nail. Conveniently, I hit it just right and it fell to the ground. Things could not have been worse! I dug around in the shed, having to pull everything out in order to find it (certain the whole time I was going to find a mouse or some other unwanted creature). Finally I found it and made it to the bathroom at least a half hour later and in a really ornery mood!

Then later that week, I fell on the ice REAL hard while running to jump in the car. Lance didnt even Lance and claims he almost had a heart attack because I fell REALLY heard and could not move! I was certain (still not quite sure) that I had broken my hip. I am sure it was pay back for the numerous times that I haved laughed real hard when I've seen others slip on ice (not if they hurt themselves, but just the embarassing stumbles on campus..haha...I know I am a total jerk!)

Anyways, that is about the extent of my exctiting life. Probably too long of a version of my stories for anyone to read but there you have it (and those are just 2 stories). My butt/back still hurt, I check 35 times on my way out of my building for my keys, my spare key--and a flash light--are back in my shed, and my perfect husband and I are still working hard at school and work!