Saturday, September 27, 2008

The freeze has lifted

So tonight while I was at the RS brodcast, I was talking with another RS president in our stake. She is an elementary teacher in the area and I had talked with her a few weeks after we moved in, when Roy and I volunteered in the nursery for the other wards enrichment night. She got my number and said she would talk to her principal and try to drop my name. Well when they had a meeting this past Tuesday their principal said to recomend anyone they knew, she immeditaly thought of me and pulled out her phone to remember my name. It was not there. She felt terrible. She told me that she hoped and prayed that I would be at the brodcast and that she would recognize me so she could talk with me and get my name and number again. She is going to give my name to her principal first thing Monday morning. I need everyone to keep their fingers crossed for me. Getting a teaching job at this point would really help.

Monday, September 22, 2008

A little this and that

It seems that the days here are going faster and faster as the weeks go by. It seems like everytime we go to church on Sunday, if feels like we were just there a day ago. We really like our ward and they have kept us busy this past week. We had ward temple night, and they were very excited to have so many people there (13 came) yeah!! We also had a game night with the ward, and had delicious banana splits. It was a great way for us to meet some members of our ward. There a lot of new couples in the ward and we have all gotten to be pretty good friends. One of them is named Leah, she is so sweet, we have really began to be good friends. Her husband is in law school at UNLV and is always at school studying, since Roys hand is feeling much better he is playing more golf, this has given us a lot of time to get to know each other. She is from Korea, but has been living here in the US for the last ten years. She had me over this week and she cooked me some good korean food. YUM!!! I had to take a picture becasue it was set up so perfectly it was like being at a resturant. We had lettuce wraps and dumplings.

I had her over today, we made taco soup and she played some wii games with us. We had lots of fun. She thinks Molly is the cutest puppy ever. (and so do I!!!)

Our puppy is very spoiled, but is also a scardy cat. When we leave for a short period of time we usually leave her out, and she ends up hiding in our closet. Well on Sunday we put up the gate and left her in the bathroom. Either we have a very strong puppy or I don't know how to work those gates very well, but this is what we came home to after church, and guess where she was?? You got it, she was in our closet waiting for us in her safe place. We couldn't believe it. Maybe we should name her houdini.

Well tomorrow I get to start working. I am excited to start making some money, but I am sad that it is not teaching. I will be a teller at Wells Fargo. (definatly not my dream job) It is frustrating becasue I went to college for 5 years so I could do what I wanted to do and make a decent amount of money. Well now that I am graduated that is not happening, and I am very discouraged. The school district out here is apparently going to start hiring teachers again on October 2nd. If I get an offer I will be more than happy to take it and probably not have a problem saying good bye to the old one. With me working, Roy will not have his own personal driver to drive him to and from school. Parking permit, ya right $$$$$$$. So he will get to ride his bike, which he has put about 2 miles on since we bought it. Hopefully the weather will cooperate for him and not be too hot.

Oh yeah I forgot to mention I got a calling at church, I am not telling anyone yet what it is until I am set apart, and you will never guess what it is.... Any ideas, leave me a comment I want to hear what you think it may be...

Well sorry if this was not as exciting as the ocean!!! Have a great day and we miss you all!!!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

My Birthday

My birthday started out pretty early for it being on a Saturday. Molly did not want me to sleep in. I got up and Roy was mad that I was up so early because he wanted to make me breakfast in bed, I said I would go back to bed... but he ended up going and getting Dunkin Donuts. (I have never had theirs before) Roy continued asking me what I wanted for my birthday. I just told him all I wanted was a job. Since there was nothing he could get me he decided to drive me somewhere. We packed Molly up and got a few water bottles to take with us. We got in the car and started driving. He wouldn't tell me where we were going. We drove and drove and drove. Soon we were in California. We stopped in Barstow and got McFlurry at Mcdonalds because I was craving one with M&Ms. I finished mine quickly and even shared the last little bit with Molly, she loved it as you can see!!!

We continued on our way, by now I was starting to have a good idea where we were headed. Roy knows how happy I look when I am at the ocean. There is someting about it that just makes me smile. Soon we pulled up to Huntington Beach. It was beautiful minus the bad air quality. It was so bad you couldn't see the ocean from a distance. We parked, got Molly and the camera and headed for the beach. We noticed that there was a sign, "No dogs on beach" Well we had just drom three and a half hours, we were getting on that beach whether or not we had a dog.
Roy got clever and emptied out my purse and tried to put molly in it. Akward, I probably looked like an idiot carrying a regualr purse with a puppy sticking out. OH well we still got some cute picture of our little family. We spent about 45 minutes at the beach walking around and just hanging out.

What a fun birthday present, I got the ocean for my birthday!!! Thanks Roy!
That is not everything!!
After our our long drive back home we went out for a nice birthday dinner. We went to Chevys, which is one of my favorite mexican resturants, and the one in Orem went out of business a long time ago so I was excited to find one here. Dinner was excellent, Roy told them it was my birthday and out came some ice cream and of course a sombrero. Of course we had to capture this lovely moment.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Color on the walls

So we moved into our new apartment about a month ago. The paint on the walls was terrible, it looked and felt like sheet rock. Since our apartment complex allows us to paint, we decided it would if nothing more be cheap intertainment. We went to the store and picked out a color. We really liked it and thought we would paint most of the apartment with it. We decided to start in the dining room. HOLY COW it was darker than we thought once it was on the wall. We liked it but knew we couldn't do the whole apartment that color. We wanted to paint the living room aswell but not that green color.... so we went to the store again and found another color we liked, being very careful not to get anything too dark that we would regret putting on the walls. We taped everything up started painting and it was very light. Now that that room is painted it doesn't really look like we spent four hous taping and painting. We got too light of paint. I didn't know picking out paint colors woudl be so hard.

Before and After Pictures

It was kind of fun to paint together. Roy tried to paint my arm with the roller, but he knows better so he just got a little on me. Again he remembered how big of a perfectionist I am. He couldn't believe how much time I spent making a clean line by the baseboards. Of course Molly hated us painting because she had to be locked up in her kennel. She couldn't figure out why she was locked up while we were home. But can you imagine what color our little puppy would be if she would have been out???? Who knows when we will paint again, maybe tomorrow we will do another room.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008


So I have had a sprained left wrist for the past month...sweet... I have decided that I will play golf only when I have to and try to keep it in a soft cast for the next little while. I hope that makes it better soon. Maybe I can be like Tiger and win a tournament with an injury...

We also have some news about our not so perfect angel, Molly. After two and a half months of her being a "perfect" dog, she has finally pissed me off. It's not the usual pee or poo on the carpet either, she chewed up my freeking drumset for the game RockBand, chewed right through the cord. She doesn't even seem to care that she is in trouble, or maybe its just me being mad.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Could have a problem.....

I had my first tournament yesterday, things were going well for the first 8 or 9 holes, then my left hand really started to hurt. I could barely even swing the club. Lets just say I didn't place too high in the event... My hand has been hurting on and off since we moved here, I must have done something to it around that time. I thought it would go away but it doesnt seem to be working that way. I am going to the student health center this morning to see if they can tell me whats going on. I will keep you all posted.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

We made it back.

After a good long weekend back in Utah we are back home doing the same old thing. Angie is looking (and praying) for a job while I am in school. It was nice to come home one more time before we really get settled in. As much as I say I don't like Utah it is always hard to leave. We were very happy to see some of our friends and hear all the good news they had to share with us. (Go Steve Go!) Well, I am off to school. Have a good one!

Random Pictures of our lives