Thursday, November 12, 2009

Count Down

I am just a few more hours away from my husband being home after four long days and night of him being gone for several interviews. Everything went well at the interviews and we will be figuring out where we are headed within the next two weeks. It is very exciting knowing when we'll know where we will be calling home once K.C. graduates in May. An unknown future is slightly nerve-wracking and so is a quiet home all to yourself for the better part of a week. I am so happy it is almost over. :)

Can't wait to see you darling!

Love,
Me

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

The Beginning...

Of a long and lonely week without my hubby has arrived. K.C. has been summoned to far and away places for job interviews since he graduates in the Spring. As much as I am excited for him and all the opportunities this brings to us, it is hard to see him go. A brief glimpse of his itinerary goes as such:

Wednesday
Leave Logan, board plane in Salt Lake, arrive in Reno, Nevada, drive to Minden, Nevada

Thursday
Participate in over 4 hours of interviews, fly back to Salt Lake

Friday
Participate in 3 hours of interviews in Salt Lake, drive back to Logan

Monday
Leave Logan, board plane in Salt Lake, arrive in Chicago, Illinois, dinner and cocktails

Tuesday
Participate in over 3 hours of interviews, fly back to Salt Lake

Wednesday
Participate in over 3 hours of interviews in Salt Lake

Thursday
Fly to Boise, Idaho, participate in over 3 hours of interviews, fly back to Salt Lake, drive back up to Logan


In summary: 5 companies in 4 states in 7 days. Good thing K.C. enjoys flying!

Good luck babe! I love you!

Monday, October 19, 2009

The Fun Theory by Volkswagon

I just loved the ideas this team put into action captured by these videos. Check them out!




Volkswagon is holding a competition for other ideas so if you have any you'd like to submit, go to thefuntheory.com

Friday, September 18, 2009

Hands Down...

I have the cutest nieces and nephews ever. Just see for yourself.






Additions to the Family

About a month ago, K.C. and I found out we would be having some new members added to our small family. I am very excited to introduce you to the new little boy and girl that have joined us.

Meet Male















(Sorry he is hard to see against the background, but this was the best picture showing his fins and colors)

and Female















Ha ha! Maybe I tricked you into thinking we were expecting, but probably not. Just thought I'd have a bit of fun with the scenario while I could. :-D

Since moving into our apartment here in Logan, some things I felt were very needed was a pet and a plant of some sort. On campus housing only allows fish, so a fish is what I wanted.

K.C.'s Mom, Kathy, remembered the desires I had expressed early in the summer, and surprised me with both of those things for my 20th birthday. (I'm so old now! ;-)) I don't know what type of plant she gave (looks like some sort of palm), but she have me a male and female beta as well. I had a female beta once when I was younger and all she did was sit there - trés boring. Needless to say, I was worried these two fish would be the same way. Luckily, it has been the complete opposite! Both are very active and are constantly swimming around their small homes. When we get home from class or work, they both frantically swim toward the door, going crazy to see us. It is nice always having someone waiting at home excited to see you again. :-)

You may have noticed, or even expected, that they are kept in separate fish bowls - they are Siamese Fighting fish after all. Originally we had them in the same bowl thinking they might mate and give us lots of baby betas - what fun would that be! After 24 hours with them swimming around together though, we realized that was simply not going to work. Definitely not love at first sight. The female must have gotten fed up with the male strutting around and showing off his big fins and brilliant colors. After just a couple hours, she started beating up on him! One time we walked in to see their jaws locked together in a death grip! I tried to implement a form of "timeout" on her but the effect did not last long. Sadly, the male's flowing fins took the brunt of her jabs and quickly fell apart.

After doing some research, we found out that fish fins will eventually grow back, although they will probably never match their original grandeur. If you look closely at the pictures or video you'll see where the ventral fins have been slowly growing back. Because of what she had done, those first several days I told myself I wouldn't care if the female died. Now that the situation has passed, I am very glad she is still with us.

Next to the male's bowl we have situated a small hand mirror. If you hold it up next to the glass so he can see his reflection, he will get very prideful and fan out to show off his beauty. It probably gives him anxiety every time we do it, but he looks just so cool! Check it out -

video

On a side note, we still have not come up with names for our fish - we simply just keep calling them "Male" and "Female." If anyone has some ideas they would like to share, I'd be up for any suggestions!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

MUSE

What can I say other than that these three guys are incredible.


K.C. introduced me to their music when we started dating and I have been hooked ever since! It is pretty much all I ever listen to and now that they have come out with a new CD, I have a whole new list of songs to love. Check them out - I hope you like them as much as I do!


My favorite songs:
Starlight
Uprising
Supermassive Black Hole
(You try and pick three favorites! It is hard!)

Strawberry Swing - Coldplay

K.C. showed me this music video a while back. I was
completely dumbfounded at all the work put into making
it and have watched it several times in the last couple days.
The song and artistry is just amazing!

And, yes. It is actually done in chalk. Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Cookie Dough Balls

My brother Tom and his wife Shalaun shared this wonderful idea that I have completely taken to heart. Now that I am only cooking for two people (okay, okay, K.C. does the cooking half the time), a whole recipe for cookie dough is just way too much for us at one time. So now we scoop out all the dough in cookie size balls onto a cookie sheet (making sure to pop one in our mouths every once and a while) and then stick them in the freezer. Once frozen, throw them in a ziploc bag and continue to store in the freezer. Now, when we have a big cookie craving, we can pull out a couple cookie balls, throw them in the oven, and have warm cookies in a matter of minutes. Currently we have snickerdoodles and chocolate chip cookies in our freezer. You should try it out. It is simply the best.

Delicious Dessert

K.C. and I bought some fresh strawberries at the store on Monday and this is what we are having for dessert tonight. Jealous? You should be.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Wedding Pictures!

Our photographer has posted some pictures taken at the temple. If you want to go check them out (I highly suggest it, they are awesome!) the address is www.eltonfilmandimages.blogspot.com Also, if you have any other pictures from our wedding and would like to share them with us, we would be more than happy to accept!