Awkward & Awesome


  • New phone! Woo hoo! We got iPhones for Christmas.  Kind of.  It was after Christmas since there was such a huge demand on them for the holidays, but they still count as Christmas presents if they come in January right? Right.  
  • New case for phone! It's pretty much everything proof.  Which is good since I tend to drop expensive things and make them not so awesome anymore.
  • Sam gave the lesson today in Gospel Doctrine class and I had at least 3 people tell me he did a great job! Go husband!
  • Spending Saturday in Mesa.  Brigette ran the Kids Rock half mile for the Rock N Roll Marathon.  My dad ran with her in cowboy boots and Wranglers.  

Saturday was Tera's (and Tanner's!) birthday.  We went to lunch and she got this ice cream brought to her.  Look how excited and adorable she is!


  • We were in Best Buy the other day and I overheard this - "No, I don't really go to strip clubs.  What fun is it to go somewhere to get all worked up and then have to go home and take care of things myself?" I  quickly stifled my giggle and rushed off to tell Sam what I had heard.
  • My semi-high state after I poured nail polish into eye shadow cases to make a play makeup set for Tera's gift.  
  • I got a text from my lab partner from my Biology lab at NAU today.  It took me a good 5 minutes to figure out who Tammie was, and I only remembered after I googled the number's area code and remembered that she told me she was from Washington.  Nice to know she still cares, although I doubt she even realized that I was still in her contact list.
  • Getting out of church at 5 p.m. Sucks.




Confession:  I am not very good at documentation.  This blog is the closest thing I have to a journal, and it doesn't really have that much in it - just stuff I think might entertain some people.  So one of my New Year's Resolutions is to be better at keeping track of my memories.  I'm not exactly talking about blogging more, even though that is something that I would like to do.  I'm talking about something that I've never EVER been good at.  I want to scrapbook.  That's right.  I found the Project Life scrapbook kit and inspiration struck.  It looks like something for people like me... You know, people who got the short end of the crafty stick.  I'll have to take lots more pictures, but I don't really see how that could be a bad thing.  Hopefully the husband likes the idea as much as I do!

Other things I want to accomplish this year:

  • Make my house more homey.  Paint, art, nick-knacks, the works.
  • Run 6 days a week. I don't care for running much.  I'm slow and I feel really insecure when people see me work out in any way.  But our housing development has these awesome paths, and I guess I might as well put them to good use.  Also, I have some really awesome running shoes (that were 50% off, I might add) and they are so light and wonderful.  Seriously amazing.   
  • Landscape the back yard.  It's still just dirt. 
  • Learn more recipes.  Thank goodness for my Pinterest obsession.
  • Learn how to budget.
  • Go to the temple monthly.  We were so close last year!  We only missed two or three months, I think.
  • Be a better primary teacher.  Yes, I'm in primary again.  I was not too excited (Ok, I was pretty upset) but most of the kids in my class are pretty good and I've only wanted to strangle one or two on very few occasions.  This class is a lot different from my last primary class.  There are usually 6 to 10 kids there and they can be pretty rambunctious.  
So there it is.  Hopefully I'll be able to do these things.  And now that you've read this you are obligated to keep me in line.  Especially on the running one... Because I can see that one going down the drain fast, and it's one of the more important ones on there for me.  Oh also, Kourtney... Let me know if Stampin' Up has anything like the Project Life thing.  I wouldn't want to be disloyal or anything.