Tuesday, September 23, 2008
We went to an APX party that they throw every year last friday. Turns out there were like 8,000 people there. And they were giving out free prizes like 42 inch plasma tv's, mountain bikes, 4-wheelers, go carts, cash prizes, and they were throwing money out into the crowd. Of course they only threw out dollar bills. And when they picked people for the contests, they picked the cutest girls they saw or their friends. Which for us married girls who can't jump that high, and only want to dance with their husbands, well it leaves us out of the grab bag for anything that we wanted. The guy next to us won a t.v. because he ate 8 raw hot dogs the fastest. Come on, anyone can do that. Easy! Not that I'm jealous or anything. At the end of the party at like midnight, they were giving out 500 dollars, and everyone was pushing towards the front, which was where we were, and practically squishing me. Steve's husband instinct kicked in and he pushed like 10 people off of me and they all fell on the ground. They all looked at him like what the heck are you doing? Steve goes "She's my wife, you're hurting her!" And then we left. SO I guess this just goes to show that the pretty really do get everything in life. Plus husbands rule!
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Today while Steve was at school, I decided to do a little shopping to pretty up our home and make it, well, more inviting. So off I went to K-Mart and the Dollar Tree. I bought some smell good stuff that you can systematically place throughout your home to make it smell better. i.e. the bathroom, kids rooms, etc. Now our house smells like it just rained, you know that right before it rains and right after smell? Like everything is so clean? Yes, nice. At K-Mart, I bought curtains and a curtain rod to put up in our living room so that the sun doesn't come in and bake us alive during the awful hours from 5-7pm. Then I walked over to the LDS Bookstore here in town and bought some picture frames of the First Presidency and Christ and the Living Christ proclamation in Portuguese. Hung them up on the wall and now this part of the house sorta resembles a home. A couple of pictures, curtains and some smelly good stuff did the trick. I should try that in the other rooms... ya that's right, you heard me "Office" I'm comin' for ya...
Monday, September 15, 2008
We went to a dance on Saturday. The Welcome Back Dance, mostly for freshman, but we were bored and wanted something to do so we went. Let me tell you, not a lot of married people there. Awkward... anyways, we danced the night away! And of course they played the dumbest song on the universe, Hannah Montana The Best of Both Worlds. Sorry to all of you out there who like that kind of stuff, but I'm not a big Hannah Montana fan. They had tons of different songs out there and boy did I feel old when they did line dances and I was one of the few who knew how the line dance actually went. There came a point in the night when I wondered if my husband really knew who I was when he wrapped his arm around some other girl! What happened was we were dancing in a mosh pit trying not to fall down when the song ends and he turns back towards the stage, naturally and wraps his arm around the girl next to him, which was NOT me. He didn't even look at her, just wrapped his arm around her and started swaying to the music. In the meantime, she was looking at him like WHO THE HECK ARE YOU? Finally I started to pull on his arm to get it off her, but he wasn't paying attention to me. Then I pulled harder and yelled his name, he turns and sees me... the look on his face was priceless! He looked like he had been caught red handed with another woman. So funny. He turned to her and apologized and she said it was okay but disappeared into the crowd very quickly to get away from this freak who just wrapped his arm around her. I think it was worth it to see the look on both of their faces when it happened. So ladies, if you're ever in the mood for a laugh, try this one at home!
Okay, so we got this old fashioned style couch from Deseret Industries (D.I.) that had a weird pattern of like cabins and like an old fashion water wheel and was orange and stuff, not that pretty but pretty comfortable for like $30. Looks don't matter when you don't have money. Its all about how comfortable it is to sit on, right? Right. Well we bring it home and after a little while, realize that it stinks. Like smells pretty bad. At first, I thought it was just me, like I had forgotten to put on deodorant that day or something. But it turns out, the previous owner had let their animal or child urinate on the couch. It had seeped through the cushion and was on the underneath part where the springs were too. So we had to get a completely new couch. And of course the D.I. doesn't take returns after 24 hours. So we disposed of the couch and then finally got a new couch that is comfortable to sleep on, as Steve can testify to, and is beautiful. So thank you to all you Garage Sales out there! You literally saved us from a stinky life! We Love You!
Steve and I went camping this weekend. We live in Rexburg and didn't want to go far so we camped about 2 or 3 blocks from our house in a campground called Eagle Pass or something like that. We were right next to the airport, which for those of you who haven't had that wonderful experience of going away to camp, don't camp right next to an airport. My husband said that it's not a camping trip until you've forgotten something. Well, try five or six things. I drove back to the house several times to get things that we forgot. Our campground smelled like stagnant water or sewage. We couldn't decide. Around 7:00 or so we started to cook our dinner in the fire pit. We had what my family calls Pioneer Dinners or Foil Dinners. Where you have hamburger, potatoes, carrots, and whatever else you want in your dinner with mushroom soup and some spices. It was very good. Later we had the obvious smores, but we each only ate one. After we ate and set up our campsite, we watched the movie The Bucket List. For all of you who haven't seen it, go watch it. It is amazingly good. Well anyways, Rexburg gets very cold at night for those who haven't been here. I would dare to say that it is the coldest place in the United States. Having no heat, just sleeping bags is not fun at night. I woke up a couple times because i was so cold. About 3 in the morning, I woke up Steve and told him that I was cold so he couldn't sleep the rest of the night because he was worried about me and hoping that I was warm enough, which of course I wasn't, but it was nice of him to worry. I think the temperature that night got down into the 20s or 30s. And its not even winter! So we got up in the morning had breakfast, packed up, and left. We went camping a good 12 hours or so I think. My husband says it is nice to be able to get away from everything and not have to worry about homework, or chores, or anything. If 12 hours of camping can help us not to argue so much and cause less stress I say "LONG LIVE CAMPING!"