Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Guess who's coming!

I am so excited! My favorite people are coming to visit (minus Hannah:( wish she was coming also)... They will be here Friday!

Monday, February 15, 2010

I love my love

Happy belated Valentines Day! I thought I would let you all in on a few Sammy secrets, the things that make his so dang lovable.
-Can I start out with this face:

-He has the best sense of humor! Once, we met 2 teenagers from Mexico and they didn't speak any English. Within 2 minutes of meeting these kids, Sam had them laughing really hard. Who can crack people up in their second language?
-Sam works SO hard in school. Although this means I don't see him very much, I know he is doing this for our family and our future.
-Sam always wants both of us to be our best selves.
-He will sit with me and work through a new song I am learning on the piano (okay he just did this for the first time yesterday but it was so much fun).
-He loves the gospel and is an honorable priesthood holder (the most important thing of course).
-He locks the door when he leaves and I am still home, to keep me safe.
-He makes me feel like I am the only girl in the room wherever we are.
-If a car needs a push, or is stuck in the snow, Sam never hesitates to help. I think he almost feels like it is his obligation, given his stature;). You should see the people's faces light up when they see Sam coming to help.
-And the last thing I will post, because I am getting too mushy already, is Sam is always open to talking about anything I feel like we need to discuss, which is exactly what is needed for a happy marriage.

To Sam I dedicate the song "In My Life" by The Beatles, Paul and John have the gift to say what I can't articulate:

There are places I'll remember
All my life, though some have changed
Some forever, not for better
Some have gone and some remain
All these places had their moments
With lovers and friends, I still can recall
Some are dead and some are living
In my life, I've loved them all

But of all these friends and lovers
There is no one compares with you
And these memories lose their meaning
When I think of love as something new
Though I know I'll never lose affection
For people and things that went before
I know I'll often stop and think about them
In my life, I'll love you more

Though I know I'll never lose affection
For people and things that went before
I know I'll often stop and think about them
In my life, I'll love you more

Friday, February 12, 2010

The Mighty Duck (The sequal to "Duck and Cover")

Make sure to read the post below before this one, otherwise it won't make sense.

It happened again! Same time, same place, and presumably, same duck. Quackers (which is how Sam and I now refer to our little "friend") woke me up in the middle of the night. Louder, and more persistent than ever. I shook Sam awake and immediately started hysterically crying (remember the whole irrational/emotional middle of the night persona I take on at 3:30AM) screaming, "Sam!! What are we going to do?! I can't live like this?!" He immediately got out of bed (which is a small miracle in itself) and made his way outside and started chucking pebbles in Quackers direction. The Quacking ceased and all was quiet on the "lake" again.
During my lunch break today I drove home and went into the apartment office but I wasn't sure they could help me. I told the lady at the desk about the issue and also mentioned I didn't expect they would be able to resolve it, I just needed to vent about it. The woman smiled and explained that it is now mating season for ducks. Seriously?! That's the noise that's keeping me awake at 3:30AM?!? A concupiscent duck. Great.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Duck and Cover (true story)

Please keep in mind that Sam and I live right next to a "lake" which is more of a duck pond than a lake.
This morning.
It's 3:30 AM.
Sam and I are fast asleep.
All of the sudden I am pulled out of a deep sleep by the sound of quacking. Not just any quacking, but the loudest most ear piercing quack ever. I lay there thinking, surley this duck cannot quack forever. I put some pillows over my head and tried to plug my ears, but the quacking persisted. I laid there for what seemed like forever and the duck continued to quack!! In fact it started to sound like a quacking fire alarm. It was constant and rhythmic and ridiculously annoying.
Side note about me: When I am mostly asleep I am a different person, I am extremely emotional and mostly crazy. Yes, different.
I woke Sam up and said, "SAM!! What am I supposed to do?! I can't sleep with that horrible quacking going on!!" Sam who was most likely just talking in his sleep tells me to relax and go back to sleep. I tried, but that stupid duck was going to make me go nuts! So I tore out of bed, grabbed my robe and went to the balcony. I didn't have a plan to get rid of the duck at this point. I went out there and started shushing the duck, this did not phase him for a second. I then leaned over the balcony and grabbed a handful of pebbles and start to throw them in the water. Not far enough to hit the duck just enough to move the water and frighten the duck. Well, the quacking paused, then started again. I shushed and threw pebbles for about 5 minutes straight and what do you know, the duck gave in. And although I was never able to get back to sleep this morning, that duck learned a valuable lesson
Don't mess with me when I need my rest.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Mothman Prophecies

One thing I have learned since working for PetSmart is Pet food that sits for a while may have larva in it (sick I know).
Larva eventually becomes moths.
At work I sit by the sample closet.
The sample closet is full of pet food.
(I think you know where this is going)
The area where I sit is currently infested with moths.
They are everywhere.
A handful flew out of Danielle’s desk drawer yesterday morning.
One almost flew into Amy’s mouth this morning while she was taking a drink.
I frequently hear the sound of hands clapping together to kill these unwelcome visitors.
It is SO disgusting.
I literally want to work from home I am so grossed out.
I tried to eat a bowl of oatmeal for breakfast, as I do every morning, and I got so skeeved out thinking one could be in my breakfast; I am not sure I will ever be able to eat oatmeal again.
I decided against posting photos, it would make you lose your breakfast too.

Saturday, February 6, 2010


I found my bank card in my laundry (6 weeks after losing it).
I am still not pregnant.
Sam has been studying more than usual which means instead of seeing him for 30 minutes each evening I have not seen him at all.
Ambyr, Mom, Luke, and Grace will be here in 2 weeks (YEAYYYYYY!!)
Piano is going well, I really like my new instructor a lot although no one will ever replace Trudy. I will post a video of my latest song at some point.
I am dying for some new music. My recent love has been Kanye's 808 Heartbreak album but I may have overdone it so it's time to rotate it out.
I have seen every episode of American Idol and I cry approximately 3 times per episode. I do not want Howard Stern to take over for Simon.
I have also been watching the Bachelor, and I find Jake to be really dorky.
I began real tennis lessons this week. I love it. Now I need a tennis partner.
I miss having Kerri live around the corner from me and eating tuna noodle casserole for lunch, it was a simpler time.
I am going to see Dear John today with my friend Erin.
I am dying to buy a piano and I have found some for $200 but Sam said it will be an extra $200 to move and tune it so I haven't purchased one yet.
I am going to get a sewing machine so I can make curtains and pillow covers.