Monday, June 25, 2007
Sunday, June 24, 2007
First we went to the pool, which was really fun. Turns out that it's expensive if you don't have a pass, and we were only there for like an hour so we could go to the rodeo, but we went on the slides, we swam a couple of laps, went on the diving board and EVERYTHING. It seriously was fun, I miss doing that all day every day in the summertime. Josh doesn't even like swimming, but he's nice and went with me anyway, which I was thankful for. He's fun to do stuff with, even if he doesn't like it - that's a good quality I love in him. ANYWAY, after the pool, it was RODEO TIME!!!
We raced home and hurried to get ready, earlier in the day we bought cowboy hats at walmart, cuz I'm cool and I wanted them, and I think Josh looks good like a cowboy.
Good times at the Rodeo.
Saturday, June 23, 2007
Finally it was time to go home, so we did. And we ordered pizza and watched a movie and played games. We got to spend the entire day together and it was SOO nice! I feel like I never get to see Josh and it isn't fair, so I always get excited when it's my turn. I love it! The whole day was great, I had a few responsibilities, but nothing major, I had time to do anything I wanted and we pretended like we could do anything we wanted, it was GREAT! I love days like that.
Friday, June 15, 2007
This morning as I was walking down the street to my office, the neighbors' sprinklers were on - not uncommon. The cool part was the birds that were just chillin' in the sprinklers. Yes, that's right, quail running through the sprinklers. They'll all get in a big group, and go in. Then they'd all fly out at the same time and scatter. That's cool and I don't care who you are. I love things like that.
In all it's been a good/exhausting week.
Thursday, June 14, 2007
The same day that Anna was born, grandpa Godfrey died. That's a really weird thing for me, it's weird what death does to you. It makes me think a lot. Josh and I went up to see him on Sunday, which was good, I'm glad we went. He was awake for a little while and we talked to him, I'm still reading his biography that uncle Kenneth wrote, and still enjoying it. It's funny to me to see him as a real live normal person. He had a great long life, and my mom says she's happy that it was so quick and relatively painless. So I guess that's good - it's still hard to lose someone though. When we saw him I was SHOCKED at how sick he looked. His pants were WAY too big for him and mom said he hadn't really eaten real food since memorial day. I've never seen him as old or sick, just as Grandpa. Since he's always been so capable, it was weird to see him need help for everything. But, he's in a better place now, which is good.
Last night me and Jamie attempted sewing. That's funny and I don't care who you are. We were going to sew some blankets, but we were practicing on the scraps first. So we spent like half an hour just threading the machine, and she has this real cool needle threader piece on her machine so you don't have to try to get the thread through the eye of the needle, it just does it for you. That's cool. We figured out how to use the cool stitches and make them cute and stuff, so that was a good discovery. After she practiced for a while, she let me practice, and I suck at sewing. That's what I learned. Wow, it should be pretty simple, straight lines and all, but it wasn't, I struggled. Somehow I got the thread stuck down below the foot/feeder plate thing, and it made a big fat knot under there. We couldn't get it out and wound up having to cut the fabric (thank goodness it was scrap material) and pulling it out the bottom. Yeah, that sucked. I'm pretty sure I'm cursed as far as sewing goes. Fortunately, Jamie is NOT cursed and she will have a VERY cute blanket someday. It has taken us a long time to get it ready for sewing, but I think it's ready now. So that's good. Yay for Jamie's blanket!
Josh came home from school last night all sorts of relaxed and happy, he's funny. He had his actually massage class last night, which means that he got a free massage, and he liked it. He said it about put him to sleep, which is always a good sign for the person doing the massage. Anyway, I think he likes school, and that's good. Someday I'll learn how to like it too - but now I'm still just sad that I don't get to spend much time with him. He's nice and understanding and supportive and all that, but it doesn't mean I see him more. But, at least we have weekends. Can't complain about that.
Monday, June 11, 2007
Saturday was a little better, but I couldn't shake the ickiness. I wasn't as bugged, but I still just felt heavy and hurt. I'm weird. Anyway, Saturday we had to go to this presentation about travel stuff to get our "free trip" and it was quite the adventure. Josh is all excited about it, he's funny. It's actually a decent deal, but it's expensive for us right now, and since we don't know anything about what our finances will be like in the next year or two, it didn't seem like the best plan to commit to right now. Then they offered us the "trial period" for 18 months or whatever. Anyway, we took that and now we have some serious vacationing to do. Josh really wanted to go somewhere fun for our anniversary, but I'm not sure what we'll come up with. He actually took the time off work - so I hope I can do the same. I'm a little excited to go somewhere with him. Anyway, I re-established my hatred for sales people. Blah and ew. That's all I have to say about that.
We found out that Josh's biological father is back in the hospital again. They were supposed to come over for a barbeque for his birthday on Saturday, but since he's in the hospital, we decided to push it back till he can come to his own birthday party. We invited Jamie & Cameron over instead. That was fun. We fed the missionaries, who are really nice, and played a little super-smash. Then we watched a movie and played settlers. I'm pretty sure nights like that are Josh's dream world. We had a really good time, and Cameron won at Settlers. Good for him.
After Stake Conference on Sunday, we went to Logan to visit my mom's dad. He's sick and getting sicker, and they really thought that he wouldn't make it through the night on Saturday, but he did and so we got to see him. It's surprising how hard it is to look at someone who has always been strong and smart and now he's so tiny, and weak. He looks so much like Grandma Godfrey when she died. He so thin, mom said he hasn't eaten anything in probably 2 weeks. He can sometimes get down a whole can of ensure, but that's about it. It's so sad to see someone be so helpless. I think everyone will be happy for him if he doesn't have to suffer very long, but it's still hard to watch him go. Becky, Linda, and Brenda showed up while we were there adn we all sang some hymns, which was fun/funny. It made me think of how hard it would be to see my own daddy like that. I know it's not the end, but it's still hard. Anyway, I was glad we went to see him. That was good for me.
Once we got home Josh was hungry again so we made fajitas and looked at all the places we could go on vacation. :) It was a grand adventure. Last night was really fun. I finally felt like I kicked the icky feeling I'd had all weekend and we could just relax and have some fun. We played 5 crowns, we hung out, talked, and had a great night! I LOVE nights like that! He fell asleep and I read until I was tired enough. We slept in this morning and here I am. I'm so thankful for Josh and how much fun we can have together. I love that kid. He's amazing and I'm lucky to be married to someone so perfect for me. :)
Exciting news is that this weekend I get a new niece (yay for Spence & Em) only she'll be in Washington, so maybe someday I'll get to go see her, but at the very least I'll see pictures cuz Emily is really good at things like that. We also get to go camping this weekend (I think) so I have plenty to look forward to. It'll be a good and busy week.
Thursday, June 7, 2007
Josh has been in school all week and I've been doing a whole lot of working after work. I went to lunch with Jamie on Monday and this nice lady in the cafeteria that Jamie always talks to about 24 was saying that she's sad it's over. BUT, it's OK because she's now addicted to reading James Patterson books. So, the other night I went to Walmart for a couple of things and decided to get a James Patterson book. I trust people that Jamie trust, I think it'll be fun. Fortunately Jamie has been willing to hang out with me sometimes and I've been going to my institute class, both of which are good things.
Tuesday at institute we had some interesting topics. I was talking to Matt about the devil and if he's necessary to the plan. Turns out I don't think he is. Interesting stuff either way. Matt always puts and interesting perspective on things. We also talked about talking to your kids. Our teacher was saying that his wife is very blunt with his kids and he likes it. One of their kids had a stealing problem (young kid) and they were so scared because their kid was a cleptomaniac. So they'd go to their cousin's house and come home with new toys. Finally one time this little girl stole something at Walmart and the mom freaked out and said that she refused to have a clepto-daughter and marched her to the police station and made the policeman talk to her about stealing. He whipped out his handcuffs and told the little girl that he puts people who steal in jail. The girl never stole again. :) That's a funny story. Anyway, it started this whole discussion about talking to your kids and how honest to be with them. It's an interesting topic for sure. Matt is all for brutal honesty at a young age and thinks he won't ever tell them that Santa Clause is real. He doesn't want to ever lie to his kids, which I think is a good point - but a little extreme. I still can't decide how I feel about. Actually I know how I feel about it now, but I know I'd change my mind in the middle of the situation. I just hope that I can do what is right and that it will be best for me and my kids. That's all. Crazy though, huh?
Anyway, things here are pretty much the same old same old. Josh said we won a free trip, but it's the kind you have to listen to a presentation to get I think. We'll see if we actually get it. I like free stuff. Maybe we'll do something fun for our anniversary. I sure hope so.
Monday, June 4, 2007
Josh's dad built this game thing, and it looks like this. The ladder part of it is PVC pipe, and the hanging things are 2 golf balls on the ends of a rope/string that is about a foot long. You have 2 of the stand things, and you put them far apart from each other, then you take turns throwing the rope/golf balls at the stand. You get 3 points if you make 'em stick to the top rung, 2 for the middle, & 1 for the bottom rung. Turns out it's really hard. The worst part is that you have to get EXACTLY 21 points. If you go over, you start back at 11 points. It's crazy. Anyway, we played that for a long time, and we hung out and ate REAL good food.
While we were all sitting around and talking, Josh's aunt (who is only 2 years older than Josh) asked when we were gonna finally have kids. So, there I am, with his 2 aunts, and his mom, and he's outside so he can't defend me! Yep, that was fun. :) I told them we weren't sure yet, but that we're kinda thinking about it. I remembered how great of a gramma his mom is going to be. She was so cute with the other kids there, and she really can't wait to have grandkids. She's cute. I made the mistake of saying that I think we want to wait until Josh is done with school, and she said that she has a quote about how if you put your family on hold for school you'll get cursed and have problems later in life. We got a little lectured, but nothing I can't handle, cuz I'm tough. :)
Dad-Reilley was talking about this really big pig thing that some little kid killed. And I wasn't quite appreciating the size of the thing. They said it was 12 feet tall on it's side. It was like 9'4" from nose to tail and it weighed like 1,094 pounds. I still wasn't properly appreciating the size of the thing, so Josh's dad made me go upstairs and look at the picture.
So, this 11 year old kid shot this thing with a pistol. That's pretty sick if you ask me. But holy cow! Look at the size of that thing! Like he could have missed, there's no way that thing could run or hide! :) I mean, I could have shot that..... how hard can it be? Here's the article, I like th part where they think they're gonna turn the thing into a LOT of sausage. Can you imagine/ that's gross. Anyway, here's a link to the story, in case you're bored. http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D8PBKB5G0&show_article=1&image=largeAnyway, I guess it's back to a normal week. I found out that the mormons will monopolize my week, so I probably won't get too bored without Josh! Yay for that! :)
Saturday, June 2, 2007
Ryann Elise (Katy's baby girl) is SOO funny! She just found her voice box and she loves to growl. Katy is funny because she narrates what the baby is saying and here's how it goes:
Friday, June 1, 2007
Work has been crazy because on Wednesday morning Kim's mother-in-law died. She was really sick for a long time, and they knew she would, but it's still sad and hard for her. So, I've been trying to fill in for her at work, and that's a hard thing to do. So, I've been working later and more and trying to get stuff like that taken care of.
Wednesday I went to Sweet Tomato with Sarah (my oldest sister) and trained to work for her. She has her own company doing medical billing out of her house, and now she just doesn't have the time to do everything so she needed some help and I needed a hobby. She's funny. Anyway, that went really well actually. I'm really excited to start doing things and working for her, I think it will be a good thing and I'm excited to learn more! Plus, if she ever gets sick of doing it (like when she graduates and becomes a therapist) she could hand me her business and I could do it from home when I have kids. So, maybe that would be good. I'm excited either way.
Last night I went to this really great place called Pei Wei. It's owned by the same people as P.F. Chang and has the same menu, only it's like fast food and cheaper and quicker. It was seriously SO good. I even had lettuce wraps, which I've only ever heard about until last night. That is some really good grub. We had a good time, Cameron was doing a banquet and Josh was at school so it was just Me & Jamie, which I feel like we haven't done in a long time and I liked it. :) It was a great refreshment after the long work day.
David yelled at me yesterday, he's mean sometimes. I seriously felt like I was just going to break down and cry every time I saw him. I still feel the same way today a little bit, and I feel dumb crying at work. Ick, what a day. There were some ads that were supposed to go out int he Daily Herald 2 weeks ago, and we JUST found out that they didn't go out at all - he was REALLY mad about it and I felt like he was blaming me, but I had nothing to do with it! I get so frustrated when I have to be accountable for other peoples' jobs, it's not fair that I'm supposed to be the most grown-up and capable person in this group when I'm the one with no experience and no DESIRE to be the grown up. Ew. Hopefully today will be better.