Thursday, April 28, 2011

I was tagged by April!

4 shows I watch:
2. Seinfield
3. Modern Family
4. Cupcake Wars

4 things I'm passionate about:
2. My beliefs
3. Experimenting with new recipes
4. Time to relax with Alejandro

4 phrases I use a lot:
Instead of phrases, I tend to make a lot of noises
1. Oooh!
2. Ughhh
3. …These are hard to portray

4 things I've learned
from the past:
1. Study it out, then go with your gut feeling
2. Laughing makes any situation a lot better
3. Family first
4. No more powder bronzer, especially trying to apply it in the car with a new white sweater on

4 things I did yesterday
1.Worked out
2. Had a good talk with Absababs
3. Made dinner. And it was pretty good too, I must say
4. Went to the temple

4 places I'd love to visit:
1. France
2. Italy
3. North Carolina
4. Greece

4 things I'm looking forward to:
1. Going to Martha’s Vineyard this summer
2. Being done with school
…..until next fall
3. seeing my nieces and nephews
4. finishing painting the apartment

4 things I love about Spring/summer

2. Spring clothes
3. Visiting the ranch
4. More yogurt

I tag Becky Skidmore, Ruth Hill, and Abby Read

Dear Finals,

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Please be over so I can stop feeling guilty about:

-Physical exercise
-Giving my husband attention
-Leaving my books and computer
-Cursing my family for picking this week to go to Florida
-Watching Cupcake Wars
-Getting yogurt

Yes, the last 2 are necessities of life too.

Oh yes,
And dreaming about this

Did I mention that Alex and I are living in the one and only Martha’s Vineyard this summer? Helloo, who’s jealous?!

We will be working in a little café there, and I am counting down the days when I can finally flee Provo and go back to the east coast.

Welcome To Our Little Abode

Friday, April 8, 2011

This may be a long post, but it’s been a long process. Mainly because I’m ridiculously slow about it.

To begin, I love where we live. A basement apartment with the best land lady ever, lots of space, access to a washer/dryer, and for a dang good price too (with utilities included!) Who could ask for more?

However, it needs a little brightening. I’m not even sure if that word works in this sentence, but that’s what it needs. My brother Daniel described our little home like being in a cruise ship. Hmm, rude?

Here’s a picture of us one of our first nights moved in. I was obviously all excited about being a wifey! We hadn’t gotten any of our furniture yet, so here we are wining and dining on a coffee table that was here when we moved in. Don’t judge the ugly looking meal- I did the best with what I had, aiiight?

Don’t worry, it came eventually. Here’s our new, wonderful table. Got the whole set for $140!!

Alejandro did a dang good job at putting it together, eh?

My mom is an incredible decorator, and our house has always looked a-a-amazing- but I suppose I’ve always taken it for granted. Because I didn’t know WHAT I was going to do with this space. It’s yet to come to natural for me. My genius solution: I didn’t really do anything and didn’t let anyone come over. Sorry, Jannae;) Isn't decorating supposed to be the fun part?

So when my family came out for skiing as they do every year, my momma came to the rescue. I think she was a little horrified with this place that I called “home”. I was just happy to have the boxes out of sight! But, yes she was right- I guess it looked like nobody lived here. She got me a darling red rug for my kitchen and a lamp for our bedroom from Tjmaxx.

Doesn't really match with the apartment, but it was too cute to pass up!

And she hung up some pictures, convinced me to paint the walls yellow, gave me a candy jar, and found a way to use the random trinkets I didn’t know we had. Even got me some plants.

Uhh, sorry. Thank heavens I don't have a baby I suppose.

By the way, my camera is having a difficult time cooperating today, so most of these are cell pics and I’m not terribly pleased with them.

We got rid of the wallpaper that the last tenant (or maybe 2 tenants ago?) had ever so lovingly plastered all over the walls. I like to think she had good intentions. For those of you that have tried this, it was quite a job! And we had far too much fun doing it.

And then Ruth and Lance (Alex’s saves-me-all-the-time parents) came down to help us paint. In about 3 hours, we got 3 rooms done! The yellow is so fun in the kitchen, still trying to get used to it in the eating area (..don‘t know what to call it yet- it‘s not quite a dining room), and then a nice tan in our living room. One of these days I will get to painting the other two rooms an olive green color. Already have the paint and everything, but I think I’ll wait till finals are over.

I really wish I had pictures of that day, something tells me they would be pretty great.

Here is our living room. Not exactly going to show up on the next home magazine, but I'm definitely happy with it, especially with the fact that we put together those little tables.

The couch came as a set (another great price thanks to Pound-ex Whole Sale) with this much larger, luxurious one that won't fit through the door.

Grrr don't get me started.

But anyway, it’s coming together people!!

Morning Person Vs Not

Friday, April 1, 2011

I’ve recently come to the conclusion that there are two types of people in this world, those who are morning people and those we are not. When Alex’s alarm goes off in the morning, being the chipper person that he is that dreadful time of day, he practically prances out of bed while I eventually manage to slither off (after quite a bit of coaxing), hair a mess, and not very happy. For the next half hour (at least) you will hardly be able to understand my mumblings (and don’t you dare ask me to repeat it!), and I won’t get any of your jokes, so don’t even try.

And then there’s night time when we finally turn off the lights- (mostly) homework is done, dishes cleaned, etc. Its been a busy but great day, and I am now 100% ready for pillow talk. I LOVE IT. Something about the end of a tiring day and lights off seems to ironically ignite me. Ask my sisters, cousins, or Jannae. You think you’re exhausted, but before you know it- it’s been 3 hours and you’ve discussed your deepest self and most likely laughed your head off about it. Now that’s what I call refreshing!

Alex isn’t so much like that. For some reason when the lights go off, he’s out just like they are. It’s not ideal. It is something I will always be adjusting to, and try my best not to be offended when I pour my heart out and get either a complete irrelevant comment (if I’m lucky) or snoring as a response.

But the past few nights have been extremely odd. I think Alex has done something to try to sabotage my night time personality. By midnight I have turned into a pumpkin, even with my beloved biscotti burning in the oven (good thing they‘re supposed to be crunchy!). And when I say pumpkin I mean literally passed out on the couch, and swatting Alex angrily if he dares try to wake me up again bugging me about something in the oven. You see, I’ve always been someone that you do NOT want to wake up once asleep. Basically, I say and do things I don’t mean. Most of the time I don’t even remember it! But the infamous pee-wee fits are talk for another time. I’m not sure I’m ready to unleash that yet…
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