Monday, December 07, 2009


okay... i'm still kinda settling into life here, so i promise to start updating more once i get it together. it's weird to not have a routine. i don't even know where the library is yet- blasphemous.

so here's the update...
things are going really really good.
tyler is doing awesome with his business and i am super proud of him. withing the first week he had already lined up a few jobs, and gotten a lot of leads. within 2 weeks he has landed a couple of apartment complexes, and lots of businesses, and he hasn't even advertised yet.

we are super blessed.

i am currently cleaning for one of the complexes that tyler does the carpets for. i needed to find something while i waited for my nevada cosmetology license to come through, and this just sort of fell into place. i actually really love it. it is so nice to wear sweats to work and not deal with people at all. (i am cleaning empty apartments, and their main clubhouse). i just listen to my ipod and do my thang. it's super hard work, but i feel like i'm going to the gym for 5 hours a day, so bonus. also i work whatever hours i want and they're paying me well... so double bonus. i think i might take a break from hair for awhile and just do this.
so that's me.

our ward seems pretty good so far. we went to the ward christmas party the other night and had a fun time. it's so different from idaho! it feels like the kind of ward i grew up in which will be fun. tyler was in heaven because we sat by this super cool older couple, and the dude sat back and whisper gossiped with tyler the entire time, telling him the low down on everyone in the ward. tyler's dream.
dottie is enjoying being a reno puppy, but i think she misses her land. (and her gwamma). however, she loves the dog park, conveniently located down the street from our house, so we try to take her as much as possible.

just a heads up... ty will be updating his blog in the near future, so make sure you check it out so you can see 5000 vw bug pictures- ha. but really, check it out... he spent about three hours last night picking out 6 of his favorite songs to put on a playlist for his blog. so cute.

i have been thoroughly enjoying having my family so close. we had thanksgiving at kenny's house and then they came to our house for dinner a couple days later. sophia is the yummiest, and such a happy, funny, good natured two year old. dad and kathi came down for dinner and a movie (new moon whoop whoop), and then dad came down the other day and he and i garage saled and mcdonald's-ed it up. my dream come true.

so.... all in all we are doing great, feeling great, and keep looking at each other and saying how happy we are that we're here.
more later.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

i can't believe he's not sick of me yet

sometimes tyler acts real cool. like he could take me or leave me cool.
here's why i roll my eyes when he acts like that.
this is him sleeping on the kitchen floor, just so he could be around me while i cooked for hours the day before thanksgiving.
he can sure drive me cuh-razy sometimes, but this about melted my heart.

ps- i have much to update about reno (all good, we love it) which i will do tomorrow.

pps- i love new moon.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

we'll leave the light on for you...

everyone, this is our house that we are renting in reno.
house, this is... everyone.

so, we made a very quick trip to reno this weekend with the intention of finding where we were going to live. we thought it would be not too hard, as we had been doing our research online and through friends etc.
it was hard.
we arrived at our hotel late saturday night, and were back in the car at 8 oclock sunday morning for a full day of driving all around reno. we wanted to get a feel for the different areas and neighborhoods, and look at some houses. also, as we were leaving monday at like noon, we kind of were under a crunch.
eight hours later we were still driving around, screaming at each other off and on, and feeling yucky about our life in general. you know when you look at a house and you imagine your life there and you want to throw up? yeah, that was us all day.
at about 4:30 i had to pee real bad and wanted to go back to the hotel... but tyler wanted to go drive through one more neighborhood. tyler won (big surprise).
but guess what happened? we started driving into the neighborhood and immediately had a different feeling than the one that had been with us all day. we were in love. it was a neighborhood we could get on board with. we got so panicky/excited. tyler swerved the car to a stop on the side of the road and announced that we needed to say a prayer, and that he would say it.
he prayed that we would be guided to the place that we were supposed to be, etc. we said amen, pulled back onto the road, and literally 10 seconds later were in the driveway of this house looking at the for rent sign in the yard.
our mouths dropped open and we knew it was no coincidence.

i just feel so happy.

it's really hard to feel nervous or scared about a move like this when every step of the way, things have happened like this.
when you know that you are doing the right thing, everything just kind of falls into place.

by the way, we are moving this sunday, nov 15th.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

entertainment is my weakness

i love to be entertained. more than anything. "i love it so much i'm gonna take it behind the middle school and get it pregnant." (30 rock). see, much of my talking consists of quotes from said entertainment. in fact, i even married the most high maintenance man on planet earth because above all else, he is very entertaining.
so, if you love to be entertained as much as i do, then here's some stuff for you to check out...

note: i got these from hulu, not youtube, which was convenient for me, but not for you, as you may have to watch an ad before the clip. sorry! also, for some reason they are zoomed in weird. i am computer retarded. sorry.

*community: it's on nbc. it's so funny- i cannot stress this enough. and as if i couldn't love it anymore, they ended the last episode with my favorite violent femmes song playing in the background. sigh. here's a little sampling for you...
(warning, this gets super stuck in your head)


*let me say, i am snl's number one fan. i have been my entire life. i grew up watching reruns on comedy central, and tyler and i have almost every best of dvd that they have made. it has had it's ups and downs, but they are so funny lately! nothing makes me happier than a hilarious snl sketch. here's a few of my recent favorites...

i don't know why this is so funny to me, but i think it's my favorite digital short ever. i love andy samberg... but really, who doesn't? warning: it says jacka** one time.

two words... girlfriend voice

this one is a little long (6 mins) but i was laughing so hard. i love kristen wiig. go picabo... go picabo ... (it's in the skit). ps- white pete is gerard butler.

there are sooo many others, but i digress. on to the next...

i had to put it in all caps, even though i normally use no caps, because that is how much i love it. i love it i love it i love it. (molly shannon). it hits all your emotions in every episode. it is the epitome of being entertained to me. the singing sometimes makes me choked up. i'll give you an example or two. fyi- kristen chenoweth is my idol after her guest starring role (she's in the second clip).

okay, i have to stop because i actually have stuff to do today. i hope you took the time to enjoy these clips that i so lovingly prepared for you.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

i can't believe i haven't blogged this yet

sooo, for those of you who haven't heard for certain, it is officially official.
we are moving to....

if my 17 year old self knew that my 27 year old self would be super excited about moving to reno, she would die from shock.... (when you grow up in tahoe you are real snobby towards carson and reno... no offense but it's true)

that said, i am sooo excited.
and scared. and having anxiety attacks.
kinda stressed.

i don't do change very well. even when i feel like the change is the right thing to do. example: when we sold our big tv in the living room because we didn't want to take it in the move, i laid face down on the floor, depressed all night. as i laid there i thought that selling that tv too soon was the only regret of my life. that's what i'm talking about when i say i don't do change very well.

it's okay though, cause when i get real panicky i think of how close i will be to tahoe... and an airport... and stores... and costco... and my family...

and i can't wait.

but i think i need my mommy berta to move with me. (please? dottie will miss you too much.)

anyway, we should be leaving sometime in november... i'll post any updates.

wish us luck!!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Julie Came!

so did matt, but he's not as pretty, so he didn't get to be in the picture...

she brought her puupy! and we bought our puppies matching sweaters!

gwen looks like dottie's mini me. i love gwen. gwen loves dottie. dottie loves gwen. julie loves gwen and dottie. i love julie. all of them love me.

they did a LOT of this.

so pretty, right? this is dottie teaching gwen to not come when called. one of dottie's specialties. the secret is to run very far into the farmers field so your respective mothers cannot catch you.

can you tell we don't have kids?

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Happy Birthday!!

I wish it was my birthday, so I could party too.
Oh wait, that would mean I would be 27, like you old ladies.
Just for the record...
Sara's is today.
Julie's is Sunday.
Love you!!!

PS- you guys + me + kirsti + mimi's house, within the next year, okay??

Thursday, August 06, 2009

a very extensive photo update

okay... i know i am super lazy when it comes to uploading pictures on my blog, so i decided to get it over with in one big post. here is an update on our summer...

i did a little photo shoot of tyler last night while he was shooting his bow. here is the pose he is known for.

this is him trying to hold the pose while he is shooting- ha.

his little stroke hand trying to put his arrow in his bow.

a self portrait since i'm the only one who ever takes pictures.

sigh... i'm a lucky girl. look at this little sweetheart.

i told you, they're off the hook... sorry about the shirt, i don't know how to edit.

the current sucker of tyler's time. his 63 ragtop bug. notice how low it is to the ground. when we drive it around town he counts all the people that stare at "how sweet it is", while i roll my eyes at "how cool he thinks he is".

a couple pics from julie's wedding. this is when we were helping with the wedding flowers.

best friends. big surprise that kirsti's eyes are closed- ha.

dottie loves shauna.

such a kirsti face.

pretty mommy and daughter.

my current passtime: writing and diet dr pepper. they go hand in hand. isn't my new laptop cute? notice, best friends, that you are my screen saver. much to tyler's dismay. he's so jealous.

this is what dottie does to her food bowl when it is empty. she's such a brat.

this is what tyler does when i won't help him make the bed, and i tell him to do it himself. can you guess which side is his? he's an even bigger brat than dottie.

a beautiful tomato in my garden, that i am about to go pick and use in a fiesta bowl for lunch. delish.

i wasn't lying about the corn. can you believe that?? that is tyler with his hand all the way up standing in the middle. it is starting to husk out everywhere. i have a feeling we're going to have more than we know what to do with.

that's all for now... but posts three days in a row??? i can hardly believe it myself.

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

in my life

i love looking through memorabilia. it is like my favorite thing ever. looking through old pictures, reading old journals, yearbooks, etc. i even love watching home videos. i'm not sure why. i think it's because i love the life i have lived, i love the people in my life, i love the experiences i've had, and memories i've made. i have such good memories.
i was looking through my high school / college journal today (for writing inspiration) and i came across so many funny and meaningful things. one was a letter to me, that was folded and tucked between pages from kirsti. it contains the nicest things you can possibly say to another person. i love kirsti. i am so grateful that she has been such a big part of my life for so long, and i am so grateful that we are as much best friends as ever.
another letter i found tucked in was from tyler. it was a letter attatched to my christmas present at our first christmas gift exchange, when we had been dating for 3 months. i had to put it on here, cause it is the cutest ever, and so tyler. i love tyler. i'm so glad i married him.

and i quote...

Merry Christmas Nicole
I know when you read this I will probably be sitting by your side, so I won't write a big letter or any gay stuff. I just wanted to thank you for all you do, you are such an example for me. Your dedication to serve the Lord is awesome. You always strive so hard to be better and to help those around you be the best. I'm sorry I get in bad moods almost every second, but I'm glad my girlfriend is patient with me. I'm so glad I have had the chance to meet you and be your boyfriend, because it has changed my life. I have learned so much from you (sometimes too much). I'm excited to see what lays in store for the future. Hope you have a merry christmas with your family.
Love, Tyler (your favorite boyfriend ever)

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Thursday, July 30, 2009

i'm happy and i know it

here's why,

1. i'm going to tahoe in august
2. the jabba wokkies (spelling???) their little performance on sytycd was my dream come true. if you want to know what i dream about, it's that. and waxing people's faces with honey. it was really stressful.
3. my garden is off the chizzain. like really good. our corn is at least... ten feet tall.
4. dottie got sprayed with a skunk tonight, but i am sleeping at the boice's (dogsitting not divorce), so i don't have to deal with it at all! have fun with that ty.
5. i drank lots and lots of diet dr. pepper.
6. when i told kelly i was in demand she said, "with who?? the change giver at the fast food window??" i laughed real hard.
7. tyler called me for a phone number and when i went to give it to him he said (in all seriousness), "wait i don't have a pen... oh here's a stick, i'll just write it in the dirt." i repeat it was in all seriousness.
8. i've been writing like a bat out of hell... if bats could write.
9. my two friends who read all that writing and tell me how wonderful i am... even though i think they are just being nice sometimes.... but sometimes i agree with them.
10. i have been laughing so much lately. i am finding everything extremely funny. frankly, i'm jovial. i don't know why, but isn't laughing the best? and the great thing is, it's mostly when i'm by myself.

ps- sorry for the lists all the time... it's my most comfortable writing medium.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


yesterday tyler called me to tell me that the back window of his truck totally shattered out of nowhere. he said he thought he handled it pretty good though, as he didn't say one swear word, and just dealt with it. i replied, "yep, that's the breaks", to which he said, "what brakes?" and i said "you know, like 'that's the breaks', the expression?" and he said "what?", and i said, "it's a really well known expression, how do not know that?" and he said, "well, i've never heard that before in my life."
whaaaaaat? who has never heard that?
when he got home he told me that after he got off the phone with me he asked devon, the kid that works for him (that he also has a total bromance with), if he knew what 'that's the breaks' meant. to which devon replied, "yeah, it means to slow down, duh."
uhhh, is it an idaho thing?
speaking of devon and tyler's bromance...
it is the funniest thing ever. they talk on the phone all the time, but it is mostly saying things like, "you are so dumb, if you were here right now i'd punch you in the face", said in that flirty, teasing, i'm pretending i'm serious sort of way.
oh the silliness of new love.
the other week in primary tyler told the kids that the reason they were refusing to do something was because they 'probably weren't smart enough to do it'. to which the most reverent, well- behaved boy in our class responded, 'yes we are, you fart'.
tyler and i about died we were laughing so hard.
tyler is real funny.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

i love...

- that kelly describes really good diet coke as "spicy"
- that i just sent a brain wave to kirsti to call me and she did like 20 minutes later (by the way, we only talk like every two weeks, so yeah, it's a big deal)
- tyler's forearms... they are off the hook right now (insert picture of me fanning myself with my hand)
- when you have something stuck in your teeth and you fiddle with it forever with no success, and then it finally dislodges (is that a word?)... that just happened to me
- when you drive past missionaries, and you realize that you are not on a mission, and are by yourself, in your car, blasting guns n roses (that also just happened to me)
- the real housewives of new jersey... and i quote "if you're not familiar with the table flip, you're probably not from new jersey"
- that steve martin refers to himself in his stand-up as a semi-professional comedian... genious
- that i got a total of like, 7 hours sleep during the 5 days i was in utah for julie's wedding... i was like a kid at christmas having my best friends around me. kirsti and i were talking about how it was like we didn't want to waste any of our time together sleeping
- life ( up swing- haha )

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


to put it mildly, i'm baby hungry. so is tyler. we really really want a baby. kelly says it's a shame that i am always in her shadow... cause her five years of trying trumps our 1 1/2 years of trying. i'm not depressed about it, and i really don't let myself think about it too often... but the feeling has been getting stronger lately. to be honest though, i'm really good at being selfish... especially with my time. so i always have that to fall back on if the whole baby thing doesn't work out. but in the meantime, i think i'm going to start being proactive and make some doctors appointments for tyler and myself. aren't i such a grown-up? kell has plenty of advice, but is there any advice any of you have? i will glady take it. also in the meantime here are my pictures of inspiration...



ps- the top pic is from kell's tumblr, the bottom is from rachel thurston photography, and incidentally looks freakishly like tyler. even the expression.

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

with our powers combined we are... best friends

this post is dedicated to kirsti, julie, and sara... my bestest friends.
the four of us will be reunited (for the first time in over 2 years) in one week for julie's wedding, and i am sooo excited. i think all of us are so excited.
so, in dedication to them, and in anticipation of our time together i am going to throw some memories at them to take us back....

-these are in no particular order-

-and it might be stuff you had to be there for-

1. sara deciding she was going to be healthy/fit, straps on her rollerblades and heads down 2nd east. as she passed cars going down the hill, and realized she was about to die, she scanned the blurred scenery for some grass to land on. she found some gravel instead... and we were awoken to a call summoning us to the emergency room where sara was thoroughly drugged. i spent all day in the er with her (where did kirsti and julie go?? why was i the only one stuck there?) and sara had a seizure in my arms.

2.i feel like i have to sensor a little bit to save face for you guys, so i'll just say this.... sara + kirsti + gary + couch in camden apartment + all the rest of us sitting there = real funny and i can't believe we convinced you to do that.

3. of course the infamous waterballooning night (which subsequently got school probation for sara and i). we piled into the bed of a pickup truck with a bunch of local high school boys and knocked on people's doors at 2 in the morning. when someone would half asleep open the door there was a group of like 10 of us hitting them with water balloons. we also broke into a random guy's apartment and stole a WHOA sign that was displayed in their window, and proudly displayed it in ours instead. (we don't have the best judgement when we are all together).

4. remember when sara was roommates with yolanda (or yo as she liked to be called), and sara would wake up every morning to her blasting the nastiest r&b songs, like "yippee i yo yippee i yay, wanna bump your body baby". i am laughing so hard right now just hearing that song in my head... and the classic "my body all over your body". so we made a mix cd of all of yolanda's greatest loved hits and called it 'the sexual chocolates makeout cd'. by the way we were called 'the sexual chocolates'by some of our guy 'friends'- not sure why. is this getting tmi? haha... i need to edit a little more probably.

5. or how about when we were at some basketball game or something in the main gym at the hart and kirsti and i were talking to some people when sara and julie came tearing through the crowd... and when i say tearing, i mean they were litteraly frantically running and pushing through the crowd ( i will always have the mental picture of sara doing this). anyway, she was coming to tell me that she had talked to chet (who i was super super obsessed with) and that she super akwardly and obviously brought up yours truly and he said i was a cute girl. ahhh, college. sara devoted so much time to trying to bring chet and i together that we were half convinced that he thought that sara was in love with him. there are plenty of other chet stories (one in particular that sara and i can still to this day barely mention cause it is sooo embarassing) but i digress.

6. we never had a car, so it was always hitchhiking. but sara and julie's roommate jessica had a car our sophmore year, and so we would pile, no joke, like 10 people into her civic was it? some small car. not everyone could fit into the main part of the car, so there was always at least 2 people in the trunk, sometimes 3. we lovingly referred to it as the "boom boom room" cause the occupants were usually coed, and everytime jessica hit the brakes the trunk would go from pitch black to red lighting. what happens in the boom boom room, stays in the boom boom room ;)

7. how about when we ran into andrew at the homecoming dance. he was one of the many boys who had made out with sara, and then dissapeared off the planet, never to be seen or heard from again. we were walking through the dance floor when we happened upon him and his date. sara stopped short and bellowed out, "andrew!! you never call, you never write... how ya been??" like they were long lost friends. the look on his face was priceless.

8. oh the chairs. i love the chairs. that is where we would meet between (and during) classes all throughout the day. it was in the main building by the cafeteria and the bookstore, and great for people watching and running into people. one day they had set up an 'academic bowl' in the main area by the chairs for anyone who wanted to participate. of course we wanted to participate. so the four of us were a team plus one guy we didn't know, but grabbed to be our fifth player.... he actually ended up falling off the platform on his chair part way through it, if i recall correctly. all day no one had really cared enough to gather around and watch the academic bowl, but i swear there at least 50 people that stopped and were watching us play. it was hilarious. the most memorable answer came from kirsti, who answered "empire records" to a history question about something taking place in what empire.

9. speaking of chairs... i just remembered that we stole all of arcadia nate's dining room chairs out of his apartment one night when no one was home... then we set them up on the street corner by the royal crest tennis courts and sang and rapped for the passersby. i rapped the humpty dance in it's entirety for a couple of guys. then we felt bad about stealing the chairs, especially when the guys were so mad about it and didn't know it was us, so we hid them in julie's apartment for the rest of the year.

10. okay, this is getting long so i will stop at ten... even though there are ten million. this is the best one and the most memorable to all of us. the night the four of us laid in the middle of the football field and talked. we wondered that night who would get married first, have kids, go on nissions (i told you you would never go sara ) and basically realized that we would be friends for ever and ever.

i love you guys. and i'm so happy for you julie. i can't wait until north south east and west are reunited once again. and i will be calling an official meeting of the ryan sitler fan club while we are together, seeing as i'm president and all.

Monday, May 18, 2009

save the drama for your mama

as i was reading through the internet, i came across a tumblr that consisted of quotes, sayings, and pics people have taken of their written on hands... you get the idea. stuff like that is real addicting to me to read. and some of it is pretty funny, with a few genuinely inspiring quotes thrown in ... but i can only take so much of the:
*love = like x like
*did you really mean forever?
*i just want to be where you are
*i was born to tell you i love you
etc. etc., written on torn up scraps of paper and what not before my eyes are in danger of rolling right out of my head. don't get me wrong peeps, i am super dramatic, i just have a limit to how dramatic i can be before i am really embarassed of myself. anyway, in one of these super dramatic posts about love, the first sentence said that love is like the leftovers in a refrigerator. well that got a big eye roll, but it also reminded me of one of my favorite poems of all time by billy collins, called litany. it is hilarious. do yourself a favor and read it.

Litany by Billy Collins

You are the bread and the knife,
the crystal goblet and the wine.
You are the dew on the morning grass
and the burning wheel of the sun.
You are the white apron of the baker,
and the marsh birds suddenly in flight.

However, you are not the wind in the orchard,
the plums on the counter,
or the house of cards.
And you are certainly not the pine-scented air.
There is just no way that you are the pine-scented air.

It is possible that you are the fish under the bridge,
maybe even the pigeon on the general's head,
but you are not even close
to being the field of cornflowers at dusk.

And a quick look in the mirror will show
that you are neither the boots in the corner
nor the boat asleep in its boathouse.

It might interest you to know,
speaking of the plentiful imagery of the world,
that I am the sound of rain on the roof.

I also happen to be the shooting star,
the evening paper blowing down an alley
and the basket of chestnuts on the kitchen table.

I am also the moon in the trees
and the blind woman's tea cup.
But don't worry, I'm not the bread and the knife.
You are still the bread and the knife.
You will always be the bread and the knife,
not to mention the crystal goblet and--somehow--the wine.

Friday, May 08, 2009

hey- oh

has anyone read city of bones?? *spoiler* what the what that he turns out to be her brother. i was seriously disturbed by that... it took me a couple of days to recover. you don't have two characters fall in love and kiss and then have them find out they are siblings. gross. i hope beyond hope that there is a loophole or something, but it seems like a pretty airtight case. sigh.

oh, one more movie (documentary) that i am so excited for : Anvil, the story of anvil. look up the trailer... it looks like new york doll. same kinda thing.
sidenote: who came up with that title?? anvil, the story of anvil?? who would we think the story was about? head shake.

i am officially low carb.... for two days and counting. i am looking forward to being skinny. thumbs up.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

walk it out

okay, i didn't think it was possible that anyone hadn't seen this... but while we were having a walk it out contest this weekend during cooking club/baby shower/dance party at my house, i discovered that those girls indeed did not know what i was talking about... here it is. so funny.

ps- i will post more later about my very fun girl weekend. i seriously love all the girls that stayed at my house. they are the bomb. do you know how hard it is to come by girls that are beautiful, smart, witty, fun, spiritual, great dancers, etc, etc?? i feel so lucky to know them all.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

i'm so excited about life right now. here's why:

1. "the year one" with jack black and michael cera comes out in june.
2. the "paper heart" trailer.
3. the trailer on shauna's blog for "500 days of summer".
4. the sequels to night at the museum and transformers (i love shia lebeouf)
-they're not all movies, i promise, but there are so many good movies coming out-
5. elantris... which is the title of the book i just finished, that you should all start reading today if you haven't already. sooo good!
6. heir to sevenwaters, which i am about to start reading, which is book number four in a series that i love by an author named juliet marrilier. look it up, they're also real good.
7. the office and 30 rock are so funny.
8. it's about time to start our garden.
9. our lawn is coming in so green and pretty.
10. julie's wedding.
11. writing is like, my favorite thing to do... and my book is coming along real well. i love to write dialogue. it's kinda like playing scrabble against yourself (which i have done). i'm not sure how else to put it.
12. i'm planning on going to tahoe this summer.
13. the cooking club girls + shauna are coming to stay at my house this weekend- yay!
14. my latest two amazon purchases which include the cd of steve martin's stand up act in the 70's, "let's get small", and shakesphere's sonnets. both classics.

i could go on and on, but you get the idea.

Monday, April 20, 2009

reading is so hot right now

i'm always a voracious reader (which is why i know words like voracious)... but i have been on a roll even for me.
i'm currently reading "extremely loud and incredibly close", and it is amazing. i keep calling kelly and reading her lines (which she hates), and cornering tyler and reading him pages (which he tolerates). it is so brilliant and witty and endearing and emotional and laugh out loud funny. it is also very inspiring to me as a writer- yes i call myself a writer now (which kelly tolerates)- because he writes in such an unorthodox way. it helps take the scariness out of writing by reminding you that really, there are no rules.
i also just got in the mail from amazon (my fav) the collected poems of emily dickenson. it is such a yummy book cover. i have also been calling kelly to read her lines out of that (which she only pretends to listen to). here is my favorite so far...

Did our Best Moment last-
'Twould supersede the Heaven-
A few- and they by Risk- procure-
So this sort- are not given-

Except as stimulants- in
Cases of Despair-
Or Stupor- The Reserve-
These Heavenly Moments are-

A Grant of the Divine-
That Certain as it Comes-
Withdraws- and leaves the dazzled Soul
In her unfurnished Rooms

Sunday, March 29, 2009

just a few things

we learned early on with our new primary class that they need to be occupied with arts and crafts if we want to get them to listen at all, and that they love love love to use scissors. so today in our class one of the little girls asked if it was time yet to "color and snip". i thought that was so funny. the same little girl last week, during a trip to the bathroom, told me that at her house she wasn't allowed to say "what the?", but at ellie's house she was allowed to say "what the?". she is real funny.
by the way when i took her to the bathroom last week, tyler was left with the boys in the classroom, and apparently one of them told him he had to the bathroom too. he's pretty hyperactive/naughty/possibly autistic (we think haha), so tyler assumed he was just trying to get out of class, and told him to just poop his pants. (ty told me this later.... and yes, tyler says things like that to the kids... and fake cries... and sings songs in real funny voices... and makes fart sounds...). well i get back to class and this little boy doesn't want to sit in his chair. there is also a strong aroma of poop in the classroom. yep, you guessed it, he pooped his pants. oh primary.
last week while ty and i were walking to the car, he was texting someone and asked me "is there a space in asshole?" oh tyler.
in sacrament meeting today i had to give the closing prayer, so during the closing song we were discussing what i should say. tyler was telling me that i needed to say a really bad prayer so that we would never get asked to speak in sacrament. we were laughing so hard at the things we were coming up with... please help me not to hate my husband.... please bless our little puppy dog dottie... maybe you had to be there.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

i should have been a great many things...

... not the least of which is a dancer. oh boy, i had the house all to myself last night as ty was at his bowhunter certification course.. and there's nothing i love better than a house all to myself- especially at night. i'm weird that way. so i went to red box and then came home and made a scrumptious dinner and watched... drum roll please... center stage 2: turn it up. it was sooo horrible and i loved every second of it. i mean the main girls acting was worse than a school play, but she did have some moves. oh i loved it. immediately following the credits, i rewatched a few selected scenes, then turned up my stereo real loud and danced for -no joke- like 45 minutes in my kitchen. and i'm talking full on dancing. i was sweating. i haven't danced like that in years. it was a wonderful night.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

today's happenings

i had a very pleasant day today. tyler and i had the whole day with no commitments, except taking my car in to get the windshield replaced. so we rolled out of bed in sweats and went to drop it off at 8 this morning, then went home and slept until almost 11, which i haven't done in sooo long and it felt great. it probably would have been longer except tyler was awake, and cannot let me sleep while he is awake.

so we got up, had a leisurely breakfast, and then decided that we would walk to pick up the car. we figured it was about 2-3 miles, and that if we got walking fast it wouldn't be too cold. it was sooooo cold. we almost turned around after the first half mile or so, but we kept on. then we made a turn and the wind was blowing straight at us for about a mile. that was the point when we wanted to die, but we kept on. then we made another turn and it got bearable again, and we had a good talk and made some goals together. we clocked our walk on the way back and it was 3.7 miles. not too bad eh? we were proud of ourselves, although my butt didn't thaw out for about an hour. then we were so tired from our walk that we crawled into bed and watched a movie. well, i watched a movie and tyler slept.

then tonight we stopped by this cat adoption house that we had heard about. they rescue all the cats from the shelter and abusive homes, get them neutered and vaccinated, and then help them get adopted into good homes. oh my, it's like my heaven on earth. it is a house full of hilarious cute cats. i think that i am going to start volunteering there, as they need a lot of help, and i love cats. tyler loved it too even though he's allergic. it's the kind of place were you lean over and a cat uses your back to jump onto another surface. so funny.

anyways, nothing too exciting today, i am just trying to keep up on the blogging. you know, keep the creative juices flowing.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

several more things

okay i finished princess acadamy yesterday and i loved it so much i gave it a big hug. for reals miri is one of my favorite heroines ever. because i really like her. i love a lot of books without particularly loving and respecting the main character (cough... twilight), but miri i love. i love what she says and does and thinks. she is up there with elizabeth bennett to me.

so now i'm on to reading ender's game... i swear i don't just read mormon authors. it's real good so far i am excited to read the series. makes you appreciate that we haven't been attacked by aliens you know?

do you know who else i love? tina fey. i feel like if only she really knew me she would drop amy poehler- who trys much too hard to be funny- and we would be best best friends.

here's what i don't love... blogs that are mean or mocking that give you a bad feeling when you read them. it makes me remember why i go through blog famines of 9 months when i click on a blog like that. i don't venture out of my friends and family often, but i did today and did not like what i found. kelly and i talk about all the time how she struggles with wanting to do a funny post about something or other, but refraining because she doesn't want her blog to be anywhere near snarky. it's hard for her sometimes to keep it all pleasant and uplifting, but what a difference when you click on her blog. can't everyone just be nice and content with their own life. of course people (and especially mormons) are easy to mock, but that doesn't mean that you should do it... and it certainly doesn't make you look good.

by the way i started writing a little last night. i can't believe i am talking about this at all cause i am so embarassed by it. i think what sparked it was that kelly told me i couldn't /shouldn't write fiction. that i am meant to write insightfully about real life. maybe i'll do both kelly. (just kidding if this sounds mean on kelly cause she is my biggest supporter). anyways, i'll never share anything ever to any of you, but i just thought you should know. :)

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

several things

first of all, shauna has a blog now which i am very proud of her for / excited about. check it out she is very talented.

also, i really liked kelly's post today about life being different than what you plan it out to be. soooo true. i never thought that i would be 26 with no kids. c'est la vie right? tyler and i made the mistake of actually getting our hopes up this month only to be double crushed. however it has sparked my mind to think about other options. so, i'm trying to get pregnant and that's what we want super bad, but in the mean time i guess i could bump up some "long term" goals that i have. like i think i might want to go back to school for one. i know that at some point i am supposed to finish and get a masters in social work, but i always pictured that way down the road when i had older kids. why not now? i told tyler about maybe wanting to go back and he said the only reason to go back would be to make more money. oh tyler... he's all about the benjamins.

thirdly, we watched "american mormon" last night, that funny documentary where they go around talking to people on the streets about what they think of mormons. totally reminded me of being on a mission, except the people were nicer. this one girl said that mormons didn't dance, that it was outlawed.... he looked at her and said "that sounds kinda like foot loose". i laughed so hard i spit my water on the carpet.

fourth, i am finally reading the princess academy and i really like it and i really like miri. like a lot. maybe i love her.... but i don't know cause i'm only half way through the book so far. i really want to write. that is my ultimate dream job is to write novels. it is so close to my heart and i am so scared of it... and because i'm scared i never just start writing... because what if i try to start writing and i discover that all my sentences are really long and run on and i don't know how to shorten them to an acceptable length?

lastly, brett's family came up for the long weekend and it was so fun and cozy. i love their kids so much, and they are so respectful and well behaved, it's unbelievable. except of course for the boogar that someone about ian's height left on the wall in the hallway. nobody's perfect.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

man up ladies

i think this is about one of the best quotes i have ever heard...
"to be a righteous woman during the winding up scenes on this earth, before the second coming of our savior, is an especially noble calling. the righteous woman's strength and influence today can be tenfold what it might be in more tranquil times." - spencer w. kimball

Monday, February 09, 2009

ta da

look at me blogging. aren't i amazing?
i've just been busy doing some soul searching and coming out of a kinda depression. the usual.
anyway, i'm doing really good, and feel like i'm regaining control over my life. as much control as i can ever have over myself that is. (i'm pretty hard to control... just ask tyler).
i am currently looking forward to brett and fam coming up for the weekend and for taxes to be done.
thank you and goodnight.