Wednesday, February 18, 2009

101 Things

So in the effort to do better at blogging, I found this on another blog and thought it would be fun to do while I wait for Jon to get out of class. Feel free to copy and paste it and put it on your own blog.

101 Things

At least one of us have done the bolded items:

1. Ridden in a train
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band/orchestra
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disney World
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis - which bit or pinched me
10. Sang a solo - and I cried
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning - this last week we both had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Had a letter to the editor published
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked - In Ethiopia...probably not the best idea
23. Taken a sick day when not really ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Seen the running of the bulls
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise

31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors - Sweden!
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Been on a draw-bridge
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Received a traffic ticket -(only Jon)
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Been in a story on the news - for the NBL
50. Seen a wild mustang
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business - Jon and his friends
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Received flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma (that would be only Jon)
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy - my blankie!
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Won a contest
77. Broken a bone - 3 for me
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Been in a cave
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible or other religious book
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating- does fish count?
88. Had chicken pox
89. Saved someone’s life - my brother who has drowning
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Been to the top of the Gateway Arch
99. Been stung by a bee - I HATE bees
100. Seen Mount Rushmore in person
101. Learned to play an instrument

Saturday, February 14, 2009

I am a terrible blogger...but I am repenting

Time is just flying by and I am so terrible at blogging. Thankfully, I have some very close friends that keep on top of it and remind me dutifully to update my this is for Kenz and Katie.
But wow...there is so much to tell in the past 3 months that I haven't written. I think I will just post pics from these past couple months and skip to writing about this week...This week has been a little crazy! Jon and I have both been sick (I don't think Jon ever gets better). He had bronchitis and I just had a little cold, but being sick is so miserable! We just finished our midterms this week, which were terrible, but at least they are done for now.
Oh! I also got a second job so that I can build up my resume for teaching. It is only 6 hours a week and I get fabulous pay. I will be teaching SAT prep for math, reading, and writing at a boarding school. I get excited every time I think about it! I will be teaching lower level students and I am nervous that I will fail miserably at teaching, but I get excited when I think about the good experience it will be!
This past week, we had a a lot of fun because one of our really good friends got married, Matt and Brianna Reynolds (see pics below)! Because of that, the boys had a bachelor party and the girls had a girl's night (dinner, movie, and lots of treats). But after our party ended, the night wasn't so fun because the single guys of the bachelor party group made it into an ALL-NIGHT thing. Us wives tried to be supportive of them having fun, but I was sad. This was the first night away from Jon since our marriage and it was so dumb! I slept on a couch at Courtney's house with my was so depressing! Jon came and got me early in the morning and we went home and slept. We have decided that there will be NO more sleep overs with just the boys.

But the actual wedding was so wonderful! Jon and I haven't been to a sealing in almost 8 months, and it was so good to listen to the covenants and promises that we made. I am so excited for them and so excited to have another wife to hang out with!
Matt and Brianna
And today is Valentine's Day! This is our first as a married couple and I am excited. I used to hate Valentine's Day, but I think I am really starting to love it! Jon made me breakfast in bed and has surprise plans for tonight...I LOVE surprises.

Well, here are some more pictures from the wedding and several pictures from earlier in the year! There are a lot of them, but I figure that pictures are the best way to catch up and they are the most fun to look at!
Randalls and Carters at the reception
Jon and I professing our love on the temple steps
Jon and I at the wedding reception
The Low's baby, Joiee, the baby I am completely and totally obsessed with
Brotherhood Hugs
Me and Courtney at the wedding
All the boys in line
My family going Christmas tree hunting

Jon and I at the Jazz game

My cute parents and their prize winning tree

Friends playing traveling jenga

The brotherhood and respective wives and friends at Christmas