Tuesday, December 9, 2008

From Tired to Wired

Zip Fizz works. Trent and I are large proponents of this little container of energy in powdered drink mix form. After a satisfying splendor of steak and sweet potatoes from the Outback Steakhouse during our last provo party with Aunt Elaine, Uncle CF, and cousin Sally, I was suddenly hit by a wave of tiredness. I thought for sure my attempts to finish my research proposal this evening were void. But so was not the case- Thanks to the Pink Lemonade-flavored-fizzy-oodles-of-energy, I was able to crank my paper out in no time.  Now on to my stats test...

As a side note- Thanks Aunt Elaine and Uncle CF! We have really enjoyed your refreshingly southern hospitality and company in Provo this semester!

Monday, December 1, 2008

The Price of Applying

The whole dental school application process has turned out to be quite the pricey experience. We knew it would be expensive for tuition but who would have thought it would cost so much just to apply/interview.

DAT Prep Materials
Crack DAT PAT: 200.00
DAT achiever: 50.00
BYU prep course: 350.00
Extra text books: 20.00

To sit for exam: 190.00
Send scores: 325.00

AADSAS fee: 1,095.00

Supplementary Applications
Tufts: 60.00
Virgina Commonwealth: 70.00
Arizona: 60.00
Loma Linda: 75.00
Nova: 50.00
UNLV: 50.00
Case Western: 45.00
Midwestern: 50.00
South Carolina: 70.00
North Carolina: 78.00
Louisville: 50.00
Florida: 30.00
Kentucky: 70.00
Maryland: 70.00
Meharry: 60.00

(Flights+Car rentals+Hotels)
UF/Midwestern trip: 1235.00
Arizona, UNC, VCU trip: 1369.00
Nova trip: 421.00
Louisville, UNLV trip: 432.00
Meharry: 420.00

Grand total

At least we now know its over. Trent got accepted to Louisville, Florida, Meharry, Nova, and VCU this morning! Ironically, just a few minutes ago I got a call from UF admissions (in response to the voice message I left two weeks ago) about the residency situation that we have been trying to figure out for the past month, and they informed us that Trent is now an official Florida resident!
Jeff Demps, Trent's favorite Florida football playerI found this picture of the UF toothbrush when doing a google image search for "Jeff Demps UF football". If anyone can find this toothbrush for sale, please let me know. I need it.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Thanksgiving Break and Our Snowshoeing Adventure Redux

This Thanksgiving didn't include the traditional football in Georgia or all of the usual fixins made by the Lunt/Meyer/Barber/Webb clan, but it did entail a yummy turkey feast at Mimi's Cafe with Trent's dad's side and lots of Wii tournaments, card games, and Body Worlds with Trent's mom's side. Overall we had a delightful Thanksgiving.
Afterwards, Trent and I took a little trip up to Brighton to visit our friends, Jake and Alisha, at their cabin. Highlights from the trip include: close games of foosball, delicious food (mmmm, Navajo tacos), several 15 minute intervals spent in their sauna, and of course the snowshoeing adventure.
This so called ‘Snowshoeing Adventure Redux’ of ours began with the layering on of warm clothes- no swimsuits and warm weather this time. We strapped on our snowshoes and started to hike up the side of the ski resort that wasn't open yet for the season- it just so happened to be the exact same starting point as last time. We hiked and hiked, chatting and occasionally falling down along the way, until we eventually reached Lake Mary. We stopped there and took a couple pictures with Trent's snazzy new camera phone, then decided it was time to head back, as it was starting to get a teensy bit dark. On the way down we tried to make our sleds work in the fresh, thick, powdery snow, but the wimpy things weren't in the least bit cooperative.
It was starting to get pretty dark and Trent was determined to get in a good ride before we reached the bottom. So once the cabins were in sight, Trent jumped on one of the sleds and cruised down the last slope. Towards the end of his ride he rolled off the sled in attempts to avoid collision with a big mound of packed snow. He got up, dusted the snow off, then noticed that the pocket where he thought his phone was neatly packed away was actually unzipped, and his phone was not inside. Hmmm, sound familiar*? At least it wasn't his keys.
Trent and Jake immediately took off up the mountain following the trail in the snow that we had made, while Alisha and I ran back to the cabin to get some flash lights. Alisha's brother recommended calling Trent's phone (what an amazing idea, why didn't we think of that?) and he came along with us to help find the lost phone in the thick snow. As Alisha and I shined the flash lights against the powdery snow we decided that the chances of finding the cell phone alone were too low and that we needed to pray. Shortly thereafter we hear a loud roaring noise come from up the mountain. Sure enough after the 15th call made by Alisha, they had seen the little light from his phone peaking though the snow that covered it. What an adventure.*go ahead and follow the link to our previous snowshoeing adventure post if you don't get the parallels.

Monday, November 24, 2008

It's been way to long...

since I've posted about some sort of food. So it is only appropriate for me to share the exquisit experience that occured this afternoon. A while back I signed up to get all these free samples and today my first one rolled in- Orville Redenbacher's Caramel Mini Smart Cakes! They were A-MA-ZING! And I've never been a huge fan of those big popcorn pressed cakes that I was first introduced to in the 90's. But these are... wow. AND only 100 calories!? A very filling 100 calories I might add.
As a cautionary note- despite the fact that the "nutrition facts" on the back of the bag listed 0 grams of trans fat, the ingredient list did contain soy lecithin*, partially hydrogenated soybean oil*, and corn oil*. The stared items are explained further with the following: "* Adds a trivial amount of trans fat." I wonder how many Mini Smart Cakes I would have to eat for that "trivial amount" of trans fat to really amount to something?

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Introducing Trent's Side

This weekend we had family pictures up in Salt Lake with Trent's family. We were pleasantly surprised to find the weather to be fairly moderate (as it has been thus far this winter, knock on wood) and our clothing to be pretty well coordinated.

Here are the boys:
Wes is Trent's step dad and Brett is Trent's brother-in-law. Ben is his step-brother-in-law and James, Braden and Bryson are his good-looking sons. Rob is Trent's step-brother and his handsome children are Cameron and Austin.

Here are the girls:Debbie is Trent's step sister and her adorable two girls are Cami and Kaitlyn. Sabrina is Trent's sister and Adie is her daughter. Tyssie is the mother of the handsome boys, Cameron and Austin, pictured above. Although sometimes confused to be another sister of Trents, Judy is actually his mom. And then there is me, with the new brown do.

There you go. Trent's family in a nutshell.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Graduation Application

Having known that the "deadline" to apply for graduation is tomorrow, I made a point this afternoon to go over to my advisement center and fill out the three-layer-carbon-copy application. During my three years of explaining, filling out, signing, and dating the exact same form for engineering students at my job in the advisement center, it never once occurred to me that one day I would get to fill one out on behalf of myself. Reality set in today. Five and a half months left.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Backpack Mishap

When my parents showed Trent and I all the things they had brought home from China it felt like Christmas. We pulled each item out of a big, plastic, Chinese-looking bag one by one, inspected it, tried it on, laughed at it, etc. The process was very entertaining. Although it seemed to never end, it eventually did, at which point we found ourselves adorned with all sorts of crazy items:Trent love love loves the bronze gator. Which is funny because I still remember the day my mom called and complained about how my dad had found a little bronze shop in one of the markets and brought home a few figurines for himself along with the gator for Trent, which of course is now one of his most prized possessions. Trent also loves the pink Burberry tie that my mom picked out and the golden hammock and the Michael Jordan basketball shorts.

As for me, my favorite gift has to be the pink shoes adorned with several "jibbitz." Unfortunately I think I left one of the shoes in Florida. All kidding aside, my true favorite gift is the faux Prada backpack and matching laptop bag (both of which are pictured above, its just hard to see them). But now, after 12 Wonderful Weeks of wearing my faux Prada, I do believe it is time to switch back to the old green one that I had been using previously, before the black one came along. Here's why:

At first I noticed some obscure scrapes on my left arm (sometimes accompanied with blood) which I later discovered to be the result of both removing my backpack and putting it back on. Then, a couple days ago, I noticed a weird, burn-like mark on my shoulder by my neck. Kinda like one of those burns you see on the feet of people who wore flip-flops made in China with lead paint (yes, I do have pictures if your interested, and yes, I did toss around the idea that possibly my precious faux bag had been made with lead paint). Now the bag has started to fall apart, first by the zipper, then by the handle, and just now by the straps! As I walked home from school today I was certain that one of the straps was going to pop since it was hanging by only a couple of threads.

Don't worry, I am sure she can be fixed, but for now I think I am going to switch back to the green one. Just thought both of us could take a little brake. And when she does get fixed I will have to remember to lighten my load, because surely that is the reason for my above mishaps.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

My dreams predict the future, heres the short story made long

I met with my group this morning at 7:00. We ran though our presentation a few times, yada, yada, yada. Oh but this is where the story gets good...
Here we are, its 7:50 in the morning and we are all standing around the conference table packing up our stuff and getting ready to make our way out the door. It was at this moment that one of my group members (who's wife is three months pregnant) said something about how he had had a dream last night that his baby was going to be a boy. While we were on the subject of dreams I thought I would pipe in and just mention the fact that I had had a dream that the answer for the two question T/F quiz that we have at the beginning of class everyday would be 1. True 2. True for today's quiz. An hour and a half later we go to class, take our quiz and sure enough the answers were True, True. Crazyyyy.... and now yall brilliant type are thinking- well... your chances were one in four to begin with.

Monday, October 27, 2008


I'd like to preface this list by saying, "wow that was hard". And I'm not gonna lie and say I didn't go on a mad search though journals, resumes, and planners desperately seeking answers to the following questions...

10 years ago I . . .
1. was 12 years old (yikes that sounds so young)
2. was in my second quarter (isn't that what they called them?) of my first year at Deerlake Middle School
3. had a mad crush on a secret someone, okay so maybe it wasn't exactly a secret
4. was dreaming of living in Orlando with hopes of working at Disney World as the water skiing Pinocchio
5. was busy using sparkly gel pens to write notes to Aubry in our secret code

5 things on my "to do list" today . . .
1. mail in the absentee ballots (yes that means you can stop calling, my vote is already in)
2. meet with my group at 3 to prepare for our presentation
3. fix the trash can, ah yes how I love to ghetto rig things around the house
4. make dinner: (not so) yummy orange chicken, Trent of course thought it was amazing
5. add another econ class to my schedule for next semester

5 snacks I like . . .
1. 0% plus vanilla yogurt
2. ice cream
3. ice
4. gala apples
5. carrots

5 things I would do if I were a millionaire . . .
1. save, save, save. sounds boring, I know
2. invest in property
3. have my brother build us a home to live in
4. decorate my little home
5. work, because we all know how much I like to work

5 places I have lived . . .
1. Northshire, Tallahassee, FL
2. Helamen Halls, Provo, UT
3. Branbury Park, Provo, UT
4. Remington Place, Orem, UT
5. Our current basement apartment, Provo, UT (so there are lots of Utahs on this list, and hence I feel compelled to mention that most of my life was spent in Florida)

5 jobs that I have had . . .
1. hostess and cashier at Chuck E Cheese
2. accounting clerk at the State of Florida Disbursement Unit
3. deli hostess and cashier at Mana Restaurant
4. accounting intern at Xango
5. t-shirt creator at Amillion Tees

Wait, I'm pretty sure this is the one I was supposed to do. whoops.

8 favorite TV shows I love to watch . . . love is probably a bit too strong of a word
1. College game day
2. football games. Yes I am married to Trent

8 things I did yesterday . . . don't judge
1. woke up at 7 in the morning and scrubbed the tub for an hour. sometimes I'm just in the mood for some old fashioned tub scrubbing, but I will save this story for another post
2. taught our 12 year old Sunday school class about the importance of home and families
3. took my traditional Sunday nap
4. beat Trent in Wii baseball AND tennis
5. started to loose to Trent in Wii golf so I pouted like a 5 year old and had him finish the game with out me.
6. cooked up some sheppards pie
7. stayed up till 12:30 registering for Winter semester classes. You would think it is unnecessary when you have "graduate priority" scheduling status but I learned my lesson the hard way last semester when I waited until 8 o'clock the next morning and BAM, just like, that 0 seats available
8. stood up in my bed and hit my head on the ceiling light, but I guess at this point it was no longer "yesterday"

8 favorite places to eat . . .
1. Home, not because I am a good cook, just because it is cheaper
2. Moe's
3. Firehouse
4. Leaning Tower
5. Papa Johns
6. Sweet Tomatoes
7. Gurus
8. Red Robin

8 things I am looking forward to . . .
1. figuring out what city we will be living in next year. Hopefully it doesn't start with a P and end with an O
2. figuring out where I am going to work
3. graduating, although I must admit I am already getting a little sentimental about being done with school
4. going to bed tonight. oh how I love to sleep
5. getting this thing posted
6. having children in the distant future
7. meeting my new nephew Stevie
8. flip flop weather

8 things on my wish list . . .
1. for Trent to get into dental school
2. to be neighbors with Jill. And Amanda on the other side.
3. a new game for the Wii balance board
4. a warm winter
5. straight As this semester
6. a new flavor of ice cream that makes you loose weight
7. more than 24 hours in a day 
8. for life to stay as simple as it is now

8 people I tag . . .
1. Amanda
2. Brittany 
3. Cousins- every single one of you
4. Dana
5. Jill
6. Kim
7. Laurel and Kelly
8. Ali- did you already do this one?

Friday, October 17, 2008

The Savage Household

Trent left town which leaves me home alone. He is interviewing and I'm working.

My regular work schedule is already heavily weighted towards the end of the week, as I only work Thursday nights and Fridays. But since Trent will be gone until Saturday I'm picking up some extra shifts so that I can work even more while he is out of town. I've always loved to work, one of my little quirks I guess. But my job in the accounting lab is on a whole (n)other level. It is one of my favorite things to do, second only to being somewhere or doing something with Trent. Since the later is not an option this weekend, I'm working. In the lab. Helping people understand their debits and credits. Or doing my own homework. Or blogging.

And Trent is out of the state, interviewing it up at dental schools. He only has two left, and after today he will have eight behind him. We will be glad when we get word on his acceptance, contingent, of course, on one of them being positive. And the earliest we can find out is on December 1st (a concept I explain to others often when they ask if he has been accepted). And until then, I won't know where I am going to work. That's just the way it is for the Savage household.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Mac Attack

My Mac has made me angry.
Angry that I can't check my email.
Angry that I am not mac-savvy enough to figure it out.
And angry that I have wasted 3 weeks trying to do so.

During peaks of frustration I have even made threats to take my old laptop back and give this piece of white trash to Trent. It only takes him point three seconds to take me up on my offers/threats. But when it really came down to it, I just didn't have the heart to do that to him. I made the horrible assumption that if I couldn't figure it out, then neither could he.

I also knew Trent needed the same capabilities in the computer he uses as do I, namely yahoo mail, byu.edu, and blackboard. We were basically limited to google searches; better than nothing, yet still not the functions we are looking for in a computer.

So what sort of creative things have I done in attempts to fix this "lucky prize" of mine? For sake of making this already-too-long-of-a-post post any longer I will cut to the chase and tell you the one hundred, fifty-seventh operation (which just so happened to be the correct option) made on the 13 inch Macintosh.

apple. restart. Thats right, the entire time I owned the thing I never once shut it down. And that's precisely what did the trick.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

If it ain't broke don't fix it?

That's the motto I usually follow. That is, at least, this past month when our car's battery died twice but I opted to wait until it was 100% broken before getting it replaced. Of course the second Trent goes out of town it dies again. Not once. But twice. For a grand total of four times in one month.

After having a whole parking lot full of people try to jump my car (at least I am certain it is 100% dead now), 50 minutes later I am at Auto Zone with my new battery. I went straight there, didn't want to run the risk of having to get my car jumped 3 times in one day. Being the over-the-top thrifter (new word, but it works) that I am, I decided to call around before going though with the transaction. Checkers. Pep Boys. Ray's Campus. All the same price, give or take 2 bucks, but Auto Zone's warranty was the best. Plus I was already there. 

And just when I thought I had found a great deal, they told me they were out of the particular battery they had quoted me on, so they gave me the next best one for the same price. Thats right ladies and gentlemen-- a three year warranty for the price of two!

Call me crazy but that just about made my day.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Vay guess, Flow read ah, and Air ah zone ah RECAP

Another picture montage of something. If you haven't noticed- this is how we do it on the Savage blog.
As aforementioned, our sweet room in Vegas.

Here we are at the hotel pool. We had to get a picture when I noticed we matched the pillows!

Here we are at the dolphin exhibit

and again, see the dolphins?

Here's Trent after the tour/interview at UF. The interview was much more laid back than expected, and to keep it short and sweet- we both had a good time.

and the after party

In Tallahassee, most of our time was spent in my parent's pool

Warner loved beating up on Trent, and we had so much fun just being around Warner (and the rest of the family)
Warner and Rylee are so cute playing together

Here is part of the Sirmans/Lunt gang at the Tallahassee Car Museum.

And here is cute little Andrew, Warner, and Emme on the ever-so-exciting train ride at the car museum.

And then we went to Arizona where Trent interviewed at Midwestern and Amanda dyed my hair
It turned out pretty good- thanks Amanda!! Gotta love the fish look.

And just before we headed to the airport to fly home we stopped by my Grandmas for a quick visit and dinner.

Lucky Winners

Trent's Grandma called us up a little past noon on Saturday the sixth to tell us about a Grand Opening event she had read about in the newspaper. It was at Deseret First Credit Union in Provo and they were giving out free stuff, at minimum she said we could get a free hamburger. However, the event ended at two o'clock so we had to hurry over. We got there around one and enjoyed a free hamburger. Then we went inside to open two separate accounts so that we could each get the 50 dollar deposit for opening a new account. We were way excited about our free one hundred bucks
We also set up direct deposit which enabled us to pick out a free ipod once our first check appeared in our account. Trent hasn't gone into redeem his, but when I went in I drew the shuffle. I never thought I would want a shuffle since there is no screen, its too small, etc. But when I opened it up and saw the cute little charging dock I instantly fell in love. It is too cute:
Lastly, we put our name into a drawing for one of the following: a trip to Disney Land, a big screen TV, or a MacBook.
They called me up last Monday to tell me that I won the MacBook! Crazy I know- who knew people actually won those things! Trent also lucks out by getting my (2 year-) old laptop. Still adjusting to the whole mac thing but I know I will fall in love soon enough.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Despite the fact that the Path of our trip Collided with the Path of the Hurricane...

We made it to Jax beach safely. I don't know if this is considered to be "lucky" but the bridge from my brother's house to the airport opened for a span of about 2 hours yesterday, just in time for Andy to pick us up from the airport and take us back to his house on the beach. Now we are inside watching the winds and rains. We walked to the beach but had to shield our eyes from the pellets of sand/water blowing into our faces.
At first glance it is hard to tell how windy it is. Look closer, perhaps at my hair, that will tell you everything. In the background you can see the exchange between a couple of lifeguards and a swimmer. They told the swimmer to get out of the water or else they would call the police. A couple of swimmers drowned at the beach yesterday so they are very serious about not being in the water. There is a lot of flooding from the rains, evidently the worst weather seen in this area for a long time. I don't think its too too bad, we braved it an hour ago and went out for lunch during the tornado warning. For the most part we have been playing inside, watching TV and playing Wii, but now we are going to head back out to the beach.

Vegas Vacation

Erase pictures from memory card: check
Disconnect camera charging cords from computer: check
Place camera in luggage: check
Pack charging cords with camera: hmm...

The cleared memory card and camera do no good with out the cords to charge it. So unfortunately we don't have pictures of our trip to Vegas to share on the blog. We did have the good ol' trusty camera phone so I suppose I do have some pictures that I can put up here once we get home.

So, Trent and I went to Vegas on our way to Florida on my birthday. We stayed at the Mirage. I have a picture of our room on my phone I will have to post one day, it was recently remodeled, and very nice. We got credit to go to the Cravings Buffet which was also amazing. I would love to do it again and stay a bit longer. Our room also gave us credit to see the Sigfried and Roy dolphin and tiger show. The best part was laying out by the pool in the sun.

There was a 24 Hour Fitness at the airport so we hit that up before our flight left to Atlanta. For the first time I entered 22 as my age on the elliptical, very exciting, I know.

Saturday, August 16, 2008


Ever since Trent finished his dental test its seems we have had so much more time to play (and not enough time to blog, evidently). Here is a photo account of some of our latest activities:

My cousin's adorable daughter, Emme, came to visit!

We bought cute matching dresses, went to the water park, and ate yummy birthday cake flavored Dippin' Dots. I was so impressed that she wasn't afraid to go down any of the steep slides even though she was just barely tall enough to ride them!
(Natalie- I need your email address so I can send more pictures, or I can send them to your mom and have her forward them)
I was able to check out breaking dawn from the BYU library a few days after the release. Read it and loved it.
We have had lots and lots of Wii tournaments (pictured above Trent, Katie, Joe, Ali, Jed).
Before the Wii came along the double date of choice was mini golfing. Here we are with our prize teeth.

We had a going a way party for Katie and Joe at the new canon center. We are sad that they are leaving Provo but are so excited for their plans. Katie is going to graduate school and Joe has a great job lined up at Deloitte. We can't wait to visit them in California!

Judy and Wes took us water sking/wake boarding at Rock Port. The weather was perfect, the water was realtively warm, and the company was fantastic. It was so nice of Trent's parents, they even brought a cooler full of yumy food and Judy made my favorite peanut butter cookies. We forgot our camera so we had to use our phone to take the pictures. The first two are both of us, the second two are me, and the last two are Trent.

My little Ali got married and I must say the wedding and reception was fabulous. She had a fantastic photographer so I can't wait to see the pictures of the wedding. Here is one of her bridals. So cute!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Lesson Learned

We did some laundry last week and forgot to check the pockets... now we have little blue ink spots all over everything from the colors load. There are two possible lessons to be learned from this experience- 1) Always check all pockets before throwing cloths in the wash or 2) Don't own anything nice that would tempt you to cry over it when it is ruined.

The interesting thing about lesson #1 is that I have learned that lesson plenty of times in the past, in fact, I vividly remember saying to my self (as I do every time I put in a load)- I should check these pockets, but then I noticed all 50 of the cargo pockets on some of Trent's shorts and decided to be lazy and take a chance that they were empty. Of course you know that they were not empty.

The good thing about lesson #2 is that I didn't have anything that I cared about too much from the wash, although a couple of Trent's nicer shirts were ruined. I didn't think about this lesson until the ink spotted clothes laid in piles all over our room for a week (as I tried to figure out how to salvage the clothes and which ones to attempt it on) and the home teachers came over and gave us a lesson on not worrying about the material things in life. In addition to the inked up clothes, we have had some other stuff in the recent past that we have ruined- the Brita filter, the blender jar, the top of our table, ink spill on the car seat, etc. and I am convinced that there is a definite vantage to having nothing nice- you don't have to stress over it getting ruined. Living without anything nice comes so natural to us now that we are living the poor college student life, but what about when we aren't as poor- will the advantages of having nice things out weigh the burden that they cause when they are lost? Let me think about that for a second, um, I think soooo. Okay, so scratch lesson #2. Does anyone have any ideas for removing ink from clothes and/or car seats??

Introducing My New Favorite Blog...

Seriouslysoblessed.blogspot.com. I was reading the SL Tribune online a couple of days ago and came across this article (or this article from desnew.com is even better) about the above named blog and I thought it sounded hilarious so I hopped on over to the URL and took a gander. The first few posts cracked me up so I ended up reading every single posts on the dang thing. Highly recommended, you have to check it out :) Some of the highlights include: bazillions of exclamation points used in each post, ending lines like "love ya!" on most posts, nicknames for JJWT (AngelBiscuit, Stallion, etc), acronyms for anything and everything you can think of, oh and btw, do me a favor and make sure to let me know if I EVER start sounding like TAMN!

We got a Wii!!

Earlier this year we bought a projector off the internet, mostly for purposes of watching football and basketball games on the big screen (we ordered it during March Madness), but sometimes we are nerds and use it to study PowerPoints... Anyway, ever since we've had the projector we have thought about how fun it would be to use with a Wii. We had our friends bring over their Rockband to play on the projector a while back and that's what pushed us over the edge, we decided it was too fun to live without.
Now that we have started to play the Wii on the projector we can't revert back to using our tiny TV, its not nearly as fun. So, needless to say, we are getting a LOT more use out of our projector. We pretty much battle it out every night with Wii Sports. We are especially big fans of Golf and Tennis. Up until about 10 minutes ago I hadn't lost to Trent ever in golf, which is kinda funny because he taught me everything I know about golf... And with Tennis I have to admit Trent is a tiny bit better than me, but it is fun to play because we are closely matched so we usually get really into it and end up sweating, etc. Which is exactly why I justify my new addiction, its such a great "workout," right? Regardless of how little/big of a workout it is, you have to admit it is way cooler than any other video game.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Happy Birthday Kalil!

Little Miss K turned 1 today! She is growing up so fast and is into everything. Here she is getting into my moms suitcase,

Wearing big girl swimmies,
And riding in a big girl car seat.

If you want to see more pictures of Kalil, feel free to visit her own personal blog here.

Happy Birthday Kalil!

Monday, July 7, 2008

What are the odds...

That I would misdial a number and actually know the person I accidentally called.
This situation left me very confused a few moments ago. I called Kinko's to see if they knew the name of the bookstore right next to their store. When I looked up their number on google I found:

Kinko's phone #: 801-377-1791

But I accidently called:

Lady from my church phone #: 801-377-1797

Luckily she didn't answer, so at this point I figured Kinko's wasn't open yet. I left the room for a minute and return to find one missed call and a new voicemail. It was the lady from my church that I know very well. She said she was sorry she had missed my call...

I thought maybe she was a little crazy, or that she had read her caller ID wrong since I *thought* I hadn't called her in weeks. But then I do a little research and come to find out I'm the crazy one who doesn't know how to read numbers and/or properly dial them on a telephone.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Miley RoCkS

enough said

Of course not- let me back up. Every Fourth of July there is a concert at BYU's football stadium, called Stadium of Fire. I think last year it was Brooks and Dunn (brought back some serious memories of me and candace) but this year there was Miley. There was also Blue Man Group and Glenn Beck as the host. And of course there were fireworks at the end of the show. Sounded like an interesting mix of entertainment, and to be honest, I secretly wanted to partake. But the tickets sold out within a couple of hours of being available, plus they were soo expensive. For these reasons I decided to apply to work at the Stadium of Fire, so I set up an appointment to interview. When I told Trent that I had an interview it was the day before he took the DAT and it didn't seem to phase him.
Once the DAT was over Trent began to realize what I was doing to him. Everyday I would do everything in my power to convince him to work the event with me. Finally after a few days of haggling, he said he would. I called the special events office and set up an interview for him (the second to last interview slot, Ill have you know).
On the days leading up to the concert all I heard from Trent was how UNexcited he was to WORK on the holiday. Then, after training, I decided I wasn't as excited as I once was either. So I did everything I could to get us excited. I even bought Miley Cyrus fruit snacks.
We showed up three hours before the show began and there was already a line backed up to the street. We sat there and let VIP people though the gate and one hour later began letting ticketed guests in as well. Time went by really fast the two hours prior to when the show began as I hurriedly scanned tickets and Trent checked everyone's bags for food/firearms.
About 30 minutes into the show we began to be of no use since everyone had already entered the Stadium, so we took breaks and watched the show.
Glenn Beck was the first to enter the stage and all I have to say about his words are: very interesting, very patriotic, and very enthusiastic. Then there was Blue Man Group, very interesting performance by them. They use pipes to play music, and, well, it was just weird.Then there was the star that everyone was waiting for, Miley. She cracked me up the whole time. I can't explain why exactly. But it was fun. Much more fun than Trent and I ever expected. Trent even admitted to it.Oh and the Fireworks.
The wind was blowing in the wrong direction so all the fireworks fell straight into the stadium. I think people got a little upset when they were looking straight up and the ashes fell in their eyes. A few pieces that were still on fire landed a few feet from us. It was pretty neat.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

+ E (Adie)

Last Saturday Trent and I were going to go up to Salt Lake for some shopping/golfing but plans fell though so we decided to go to the water park instead. We knew it was going to be a VERY hot day so we were excited to spend the day in the sun and by the water. We also knew it would be even more fun if we brought Adie, Trent's sister's baby, along with us. This definitely proved to be the case, plus we blended in much better with a child. Trent was able to finish reading his play for humanities while I entertained Adie in the kids pool. She loved splashing around, especially since she could also listen to music which always gets her excited. I was hoping to post the pictures we took sooner, but since they were taken with a disposable camera I had to wait to get them developed (that also explains the poor image quality).

After the water park closed we went to some stores to make a few returns and buy an outfit for Adie. The entire day she was wonderful, just very laid back and content. She was so worn out by the time we got back from shopping that I was able to rock her to sleep in my arms after singing only one or two songs. But I kept singing because it was so fun to hold her in my arms while she slept! After playing with Adie that day I thought I might could handle having a child sometime in the future, just maybe.