Monday, June 30, 2008

i hate feeling sick.

It's The Final Countdown

(if you haven't seen the show, then you won't understand this pic, but if you have, then you should be laughing)
I am having some major deja vu about this post, but it's true.... once again, I am going to Utah!! I leave in one week and six days! YEAH! James's little bro is having his missionary farewell so we are going up for it. Of course I am going early to spend a week with my fam before the farewell. We are going to beautiful St. George. I don't know what it is about that city, but it is so fun and relaxing. So there ya go, I'm excited.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

"When you give blood everybody wins!"

Ok I know it's Wordless Wednesday, but I just had to blog. Guess what I did?? I donated blood. Our stake had a blood drive and I like to donate whenever I can, so I went. When I walked in the church I saw one of the little girls in my ward. She was sitting in a chair, ghostly white, with icepacks all around her neck. It brought back memories of this one time when I was in the ER getting an IV and James passed out. Funny story: I had a kidney stone last October so I spent many days in the emergency room. I was getting an IV and James was sitting in the corner, not even looking. I looked over at James and he was completely white. He raised his hand in the air and said, "I'm going to pass out." And then sure enough, he did. Afterwards I sent him out to get some food. I'm scared for when we have kids.

Anyway- back to the blood donation. I was sitting there waiting to get started. The phlebotomist was having a hard time with the patient before me, and this made me nervous. I should be so used to this (being a phlebotomist and all), but I had to look away when she stuck me. Needless to say, I was fine and lived through it. I even got a free t-shirt, a Dr. Pepper, and some mini Nutter-Butter sandwich cookies. Yum. Here are some pics of my war wounds and the rewards that came from it:

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

new week, new shoes

I have the worst feet ever! By the end of a shift my feet are always KILLING me. I had to go get some new shoes so that I can actually work a full shift without having to limp out of the mall afterwards. Here they are:

They are like a dream to walk in. I absolutely love them.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

"Where's my phone?"

So James just got home from work and he goes to lay down on the bed. I went and layed next to him and this was the conversation that followed:

James: Where's my phone?
Mary: You had it at work, is it in your pants?
James: No.
Mary: Is it in your car?
James: No.
Mary: Then you left it at work.
James: No it's charging on the counter.
Mary: Oh.
James: But I want it to be right here (he holds out his hand) so that I can call Mike.
(And then James proceeds to call Mike on his fake hand phone.)
James: Hey dude, what's up?
(5 second pause)
James: OK sounds good. Later.
That just made me laugh and it made me laugh harder to type it all on this screen. Funny.

Summer 'To Do' List

That's right, I got back from Utah a few weeks ago and was practically pulling my hair out everyday by the time James got home from work that I decided to make a to-do list.

  • get a job (DONE, I work at the Gap)
  • get as tan as Lydia (my sissy-in-law who is a lifeguard. I'm working hard at this one, but I don't know if it is going to happen for me!)
  • read a book a week (i've started a book but haven't finished it yet)
  • read the Book of Mormon (this one I really need to work on....)
  • find a new hobby (FOUND! i love organizing clothes at work, i'm a weirdo)
  • practive violin (i've done this 2x so far. but i did play in relief society last week for my friend christina's lesson)
  • update budget (i'm a slacker, all i know is i like to spend money on clothes and bath and body works everything)
  • cook a new meal 3x a week (if you know me, you know that this is probably the hardest one on the list)
  • update blog (YEAH i've done this)
  • work out 3x a week (take a wild guess!)

so there it is. i'm really enjoying summer now that i have things to do.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Father's Day!

I have the best group of men in my life. I seriously have the best hubby ever. He is my best friend and I love to be with him. He can always make me laugh. I know that one day he will be a great dad. He is an all around great guy and I love him very much. in Houston preparing for his marathon!

I am very grateful for such a wonderful dad who loves and supports me through everything. He loves to pester me and knows exactly what to do and say to get my goat. I love him very much and am so grateful to have been blessed with such a loving man for my dad.

My Dad and Sophi at our wedding

I am very grateful to my grandpa for always being there for my parents and us when we have needed it. He is such a hard worker and loves his grandkids more than anything.
my grandpa and me at our wedding

Oh Jacob. I love my little brother so much. Just like my dad, he knows exactly what to do to drive my absolutely crazy! I am very grateful for his loving personality and for how loyal he is to his family. He is very protective of his sisters and we all love him very much.
Jakey right before prom! He's so big!

Donny. He is such a blessing to have in our family! I couldn't have asked for a better brother-in-law. He is so sweet to Carli and to his kiddies. I love him very much.
Donny with his kiddies: Sophi and Gabey

And of course Matt and Joel. Matt is such a great brother to James and I and a great little daddy to Davis. We love him and are so grateful for him.Matt with his cute little guy Davis

Joel can bring humor to any situation. I love his silly personality and his great comedic timing. He can always put a smile on my face. We love Joel... WOOLYWOO! ;)Joel just being himself

Friday, June 13, 2008

Just Kidding

I went to my training meeting for Dillard's. There were lots of things that happened that made me realize it was not the job for me. First red flag: I would have to work every single day of the week. Just three hours every week day and then full eight hour shifts on Saturday and Sunday. Second: I wouldn't be able to wear any of the new shoes that I just bought. I would have to either wear dress pants with jackets, or dresses. Lame-o. (Random) Typing "jackets" made me think of this:

Anyway, Dillard's also wasn't willing to let me have Sunday's off so I called them the next day and told them that I wasn't going to take the job. Don't worry though, I am not a total slacker... I applied at Gap right after I got out of training at Dillard's and I got that job. I start Monday. I stinkin' love Gap clothes and I've worked there before. I love folding shirts on those little boards that they have. I know I'm weird. So that's the scoop as of right now.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Wordless Wednesday (for real)

Wordless Wednesday

Ok I know the title says "wordless" but I just have to say a few words!! First, I got a job at Dillard's and I start tonight. I was just getting really bored hangin' out all day. And I am starting a post every Wednesday called.... "Wordless Wednesday". Here it goes, starting right now!

Saturday, June 7, 2008

summer hair

oh... my.... goodness. it is so stinkin' hot here in midland. if i am not in the pool or in the shower then i am HOT! today i went outside to go get some groceries and immediately turned around and came back in. i had to change into james's old basketball shorts (that are now mine :) ) and a t-shirt. i was still hot so i pulled my hair back and put in a headband. i didn't even attempt to put makeup on. i really think this is going to be my everyday summer attire and hair-do. not very cute, but it makes me a little less hot.

Favorite SNL Sketches


I got my acceptance letter to nursing school yesterday!! I am so stinkin' excited. I can't believe I am actually going to be a nurse. I have said my whole life that when I grow up I want to be a nurse, and now it is actually happening. WOOLYWOO!!

Friday, June 6, 2008

I'm Back

I got back to Midland yesterday afternoon. I left Utah a couple days early to be with my hubby. I was so excited to see James and just hang out with him. I had such a great time in Utah. Going back there makes me remember how much I miss living by mine and James's families. Yesterday when I got home I unpacked and then we went swimming. After swimming we went and got chinese food and came back to the apartment to watch The Fugitive. I totally pulled a James and fell asleep during the movie. Something about traveling makes me so exhausted! Anyway, we had a fun evening together and are just enjoying eachother's company.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Shoot 'em Up!

Last night my dad and I went shooting. It was the first time I had ever shot a gun in my life. I had so much fun. We had a contest of who shot better and obviously my dad won. He is really good and a great teacher. He would put the gun on the counter and say things like, "OK, I want you to pretend like you are in a life or death situation and pick up the gun and shoot two fast shots." So I did it and neither one of them made it on the target. Oh well. I had fun spending time with just the two of us.