Sunday, October 30, 2011

i survived october

i'm happy to report that october is practically over and i've managed to avoid most scary things. i wish there was a way for me to avoid all commercials for certain movies on tv, but i think i've done pretty good for myself.
friday after work i rushed home from work to grab my bag and head up to the cabin. i always love to go up to cousin lindseys cabin, with family or friends, it's always a blast. joey and i rode up together and met up with laura, gordo, linds and scott at the cabin. we always bring too much food and stay up way too late, but its always worth it. pizza, indoor smores, trash tv, scary movies, scatergories and staying up till 3 in the morning. (are we 17?? i don't think so...)
and the stacked cups? that's what happens when we leave scott and joey to "sleep" downstairs. they got what they audible gasp from me when i opened our bedroom door in the morning.

beb's birthday was last week. twenty years old!!! i can't believe it. she was actually in salt lake the night of her birthday for a class she's taking at the byu extension, so i encouraged her to ditch her class after her quiz and join me for some birthday dinner at one of my favorite places - gourmandise. it wasn't as much time as either of us had hoped for, but it was still alot of fun to see her on her actual birthday.
and ps...i made her that hat. i'm afraid that my obsession with crochetting that started so many years ago in nauvoo is back. is that such a bad thing??

oh yeah....and i got to take my first nap with this babe over the weekend. perfection.
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Thursday, October 27, 2011

the next iron chef

so i went to the doctor this week.

i've had this love affair with ice for the past year and a half. if only i had a nickel for every time someone asked me if was iron deficient....i'd be rich. so, i bit the bullet and decided to finally go to the doctor.

guess what. i'm iron deficient. and i have a vitamin d deficiency too....which makes sense since i can't remember the last time i drank a full glass or milk.

what does it mean? it means i take pills now. pills that make my stomach hurt. pills that will hopefull make me feel less tired.

i figure this is a good a time as any to stop eating ice...seeing as how it's turning bitterly cold outside, and eating ice only lowers my core temperature.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

i do what i want

and i want to go to bed early. is that too much to ask?

i've been horrible about getting to bed at a good time lately, and i'm afraid its caught up to me. on my way home from work today i called my mom. she asked me what my plans were for the night. i told her i was going to come home, put on my pajamas, watch hgtv, and go to bed early. when my mom told me she was jealous, i knew there was nothing to be ashamed of.

and here i sit. and icing on the cake - season premiere of my new favorite show property brothers is on tonight. hot dang.

ps. while talking to my mom we also talked about my childhood history of night terrors. and my adult history and sleepwalking. and my current history of talking in my sleep. and trying to figure out what causes such things. lets just say that i've been googling alot whilst watching hgtv.

pps. what do you do when you find out some of your closest married friends got a stellar job offer in atlanta and will be moving in january?
shop for plane tickets?
so excited for them, but starting to realize how different it will be without them here. forget googling night terrors, i think i'll get back to shopping for plane tickets....

Sunday, October 16, 2011

let the good times roll

i was flipping through my facebook photos tonight. found a few goodies.

i wish my hair could still look like this.

if you know me at all, you'll know why i love this picture. i should probably be embarassed by it,  but i just love it. and makes me want to have a dance party.

i love these women. alot.

this is at my sisters high school graduation, and i don't remember why, but i was mad. this was my brothers poking fun at me being mad for no good reason. good thing i have brothers to tease me and put me in my place.... (ps, i was in a better mood after this...)

this makes me miss alot. miss my friend. miss traveling. and miss that watch  that i'm wearing. i still have it. i should wear it more often.

i get to see this girl and her baby next month. to say i'm excited is an understatement. come to me, girl.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

super saturday

i've been working on alot of projects lately, and by projects....i mean christmas and birthday presents. basically that means i've taken pictures of them, but i can't post them because that would just spoil things. as much as i love giving gifts, it's really hard for me to wait for the appropriate time to give them. like actually waiting until your birthday to give you your birthday present. truth be told, once i have it or make it, i just want you to have it. i get too excited too early. i'm happy to say i have a nice little stockpile of gifts waiting to be gifted.
even better, i have a few projects on my list that i have yet to complete. i looove me a good project. even better, i love when i get to give away said projects. and i mean love love love it.
today i added to my stockpile, and it feels good. i was up bright and early and got alot done this morning. my roommate and i even went to an art fair and a local pumpkin patch to buy some cute white pumpkins for our porch. 

i know i've talked about my roommates before. how i think they're great. how i am so glad that i live with people that share my beliefs, but can still watch an episode of bachelor pad with me. well, watch out-- my roommate andria and i have been two peas in a pod lately. she joined the gym with me. we wake up early to craft together. we decorate the house for holidays. we talk about boys. eat chips and salsa. watch greys anatomy. today when we were driving home from buying peanut butter cookies for breakfast, she told me she was really glad i moved into the house. i have to say that i'm happy too. it's been a long time since i've had almost 2 years. it's nice to get back in a groove with roommates. i'm  loving it :)

and now it's saturday afternoon. my plans for this afternoon fell through, and so i'm taking full advantage of a lazy saturday. movies on tv. sweatshirts and sweatpants. blankets. and a nap. yeah, you heard me. a nap.

happy saturday to you. and you. and you.

frank update: he's not here yet. dang it.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

I like these people

To clarify, if you aren't in these pictures, it does not mean I don't like you... It maybe just means I don't have a picture of you on my phone. :)

I took a nap today, which seemed like a good idea at the time, but now I'm not as tired as I should be at this time of night. Fantastic.

Conference was great this weekend. I consider myself pretty lucky for being able to attend two different sessions, and the fact that only live 20 minutes away from the conference center. I knew plenty if people that traveled long distances to come. (I almost feel like I'm talking about about the fair grounds in meet me in st. Louis. "right in our backyard... Right here in st. Louis". While I'm on the topic of that movie, Id venture to say I'm in a "I just hate basketball" mood as of late. And if you've seen the movie, I'm not being cryptic at all...FYI)
Since I have so many righteous friends that travel to hear the prophet speak, I enjoyed a weekend full of reunions with dear friends. Again, lucky girl.
And now back to real life. Usually that would be said sarcastically, but guess what... Not this time. Real life isn't half bad, so there. Bring on another week.

Ready and waiting.

Ps, frank- you can come anytime. We're ready.

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Saturday, October 1, 2011

life is interesting

just when i feel like i have a grip on life, i realize, well...that i don't.

there are alot of things that are important to me in life.
good living situation.
success at work.

mostly when i "catch up" with people this is the stuff we talk about. it's my close friends and family that know the things that are very important to me. like deadly important. like spill your guts important.

the gospel and my relationship with the Savior.
eternal families.

i kind of joke around about marriage in some social circles. i always have the same line i tell my grandparents when i see them, or the same story to some of my co-workers that are convinced that my husband is waiting for me to find him online and convert him to the church.
there are also those poor souls that know how i really feel about the matter. who know about my real concerns. my real desires. my real fears. and i'd venture to say there is one person who knows the whole kit and caboodle. these people are lucky enough to hear beth's overloaded brain, and have to hear about the rollercoaster my heart and mind seem to ride.

and just when i think i have a grip on things, i remember that i'm not in charge. as tough as it is sometimes, i'm happy to hand over the reigns. trust in God. know that things will work out the way they are supposed to.

so i'll continue to work on the things in my life that are important to me and live my life in a way that the things that are very important to me can remain a part of my life.

ps. i was very happy to hear sister thompson's talk in general conference this morning about personal revelation. how lucky we are to be able to have inspiration come to us straight from God. to be able to ask for guidance, and then receive it. to know that He trusts us to make our own decisions using our agency, and then continue to guide us as we make our choices.