Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Classy Living

Before we got married and while we were apartment shopping, everyone kept telling us that our first place was going to be where we learned some of our biggest life lessons. We knew we needed to start out small, so by no means were we reaching for the stars here. So with the wisdom of so many, we chose an apartment and here we are...

I would like to take this opportunity to record some of the funny little things about this apartment that shall be passed along to our kin one day. My grandma Sheri told us that without these kinds of experiences we would be doing our children a huge disservice. Let it begin!

  • BUGS! There are bugs everywhere, and on more than one occasion, they have crawled across me during movie night. We are not talking just spiders people. We have beetles, and box elder bugs (typical Bountiful), fruit flies (which is unexplained since we don't have any fruit like, or food like things here) and my personal favorite: Centipedes! Lovely right? They feel very nice on the skin...but even better smashed and in the toilet. 
    • Side note: We had a major bug attack while watching the Money Pit (slightly ironic). We could both here wings flapping...so we turned on the light and I saw a gigantic spider run across the carpet! Then we killed it! But we never found the source of the flapping...
  • GARBAGE WATER! I have always been a "water from the fridge" kind of girl, so the whole tap water thing didn't suit me well. We bought a filtered water pitcher, but the tap just smelled. And smelled. And smelled. We then switched to bottled water. A couple of days later the gym was handing out free water testing kits, I grabbed about 5. We sent one in and learned that our water is definitely not suitable for drinking...it isn't suitable for anything. 

  •  THERMOSTAT! We have no control over the thermostat. But we do have a ceiling fan that is just a few spins away from blast off...somebody call NASA!
In all seriousness we are loving living here. We are laugh about these things more and more everyday. It is all just too good in a way because it will make our stories that much better. If anyone has any suggestions on how to set a major bug trap, just let me know!


Sunday, October 7, 2012

Life on the Couch

It has really been so refreshing to see everyone's posts about Conference these last couple of days. What kind of blogger would I be if I didn't follow in their footsteps? 

We loved conference! We love any opportunity to sit on our butts and watch TV (really though...) but this weekend was the mega-wonderful couch potato weekend, and next April will be the same. The messages of encouragement and optimism really left an imprint on the both of us. That, and whatever was said at priesthood to make Casey come home and repeat, "You are beautiful, and I value you...and I can't remember the rest." Ha! That is our kind of love. 

Odd that today we both wore the same clothes that we did last conference? Interesting fact...

Anyhow, I love walking away from these special weekends feeling like I am going to accomplish everything ever. Hopefully this time I will really do my best to do so, along with Casey! Heaven knows that without him I wouldn't even be able to tie my shoes. 


Tuesday, October 2, 2012

It's October?

We have hardly had any time to recover from Summer! It is like school and work decided to throw up all over the both of us.  In my attempt to avoid homework, I have decided to post.

So far the beginning of fall has been like a new door for our married life. So far we have football, homework, football and homework. It will all be good in the long run though! We have some great new adventures with school beginning next semester. Changes that will be refreshing!

We are definitely in a wonderful place right now! I can't even begin to explain how exciting it is to be decorating and celebrating the holidays and what not in my own family dwelling. Casey thinks I am nuts but I have already found a smallish Christmas tree and such for us. This is history people! Every holiday must be taken seriously! And of course I know it is only October, but October is just the beginning. The beginning of a giant 3 month period of time called "Family Parties". This encompasses November and December as well. So much has to happen within these months that you may fall behind on your craftiness. In short, you have to get your crap together now before the celebration days are gone.

More recently we have been serving as primary teachers in our ward. We teach the 6/7 year old's every Sunday! It has already proven to be an interesting calling for us. We have even had some controversial experiences believe it or not. And the "problem" child we were given has actually been our favorite..? Figure that one out! I digress...we gave the kids some time to tell us about the highlight of their last week. This particular kid chose to tell us about his day and he did not even hesitate! He said, "My mom went crrraaaaazzzzzyyyyy this morning!" And then he continued with his story about his sweet mom who was just having one of those mornings...anyhow I barely heard him because I was laughing so hard.

Safe to say we have been happily busy and we cherish our weekends more than anything at this point! Hopefully this will help to get us posting again...or inspire us to send out our Thank You cards already....Only time will tell...