Saturday, December 27, 2008


I'm getting married today! After the honeymoon I'll try to catch up on my blogging. It's been so busy! Please check in a couple weeks for updates. That's the blog I'll be using 100% from now on. :)

Thursday, December 18, 2008

One more day!

Well tomorrow is my last day of work :) :( I have kind of mixed emotions, as you can see. I'm excited to embark on a new adventure. I'm excited to move to Logan. I'm excited to be with Derek! But I'm sad that I won't see the people I work with anymore. I hate looking for new jobs. And I will terribly miss Zupa's across the street.

This whole week I have been training my replacement. I think she'll be great. However, it has significantly lessened my blogging capabilities at work. I didn't want to train her on how I blog while I eat lunch.... She's working from home today because she lives in Provo and apparently the storm is really bad down there and parts of I-15 are closed. So I thought I'd update my blog. I've been emailing her all my files and explaining what everything is, so we're still being productive.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008


Turns out one of my boss's arteries was 70% blocked so they put a stent in and kept him overnight. Hopefully he'll be back at work tomorrow.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Out sick

My boss just had to go to the emergency room. I hope he's ok. :S

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Washer and Dryer for sale

Derek has a washer and dryer that he inherited that we are selling. We already have a washer that we bought and another dryer that we inherited. If anyone is interested, please let me know.

Whirlpool Washer - $75
- about 9 years old but has been sitting in a garage for a while since the owners purchased a new one
- the bearings that control the spin function have been replaced so it works great!

Maytag Gas Dryer - $250
- we have actually had an offer on this one and we're delivering it to a lady this Saturday, but just in case it doesn't work out I'm putting it on here.
- about 4 years old, but has been in storage for 2. Previous owners moved to a house that didn't have a gas hookup.
- runs great!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

My scar

There's a blog that I check every once in a while called One Minute Writing Prompt. Every day it gives you a topic to write about and you're supposed to write about it for one minute only. Today's topic is a story of how I got a scar, or some other kind of injury. Here goes:

I've never been injured really badly, but I do have a couple of miniscule scars. One I have on my finger that I got when I worked at Hogi Yogi in high school. I was cutting a piece of bread to make a sandwich for someone when the knife slipped and made a little slice in my finger. The knives we used were super sharp and in a split second there was blood oozing out of my finger. Needless to say, I wasn't the one to finish making the sandwich for that customer.

The end.

Christmas tag

Welcome to the Christmas edition of getting to know your friends. Okay, here's what you're supposed to do, and try not to be a SCROOGE!!! Just copy (not forward) this entire post and paste into a new post. Change all the answers so that they apply to you. 'Tis the Season to be NICE!

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? I usually wrap gifts because they're so much more fun to open!

2. Real tree or Artificial? I love real trees and we used to get them when I was little. Now my family has and artificial one, and Derek and I both have artificial ones, but we'd like to get a real one some year.

3. When do you put up the tree? Usually in the next few days after Thanksgiving.

4. When do you take the tree down? A couple days after Christmas.

5. Do you like eggnog? No! Gross. Sorry for you eggnog lovers out there, but it just isn't good to me.

6. Favorite gift received as a child? my Cabbage Patch doll. She looked like me with blonde pigtails.

7. Do you have a nativity scene? Yes, just a regular one. I bought one in Guatemala for my mom and now I'm wishing I would have gotten one for me too.

8. Hardest person to buy for? Probably my mom.

9. Easiest person to buy for? Right now it's Derek because I have so many possibilities. In a few years after multiple birthdays and Christmases I'm sure that will change.

10. Mail or email Christmas cards? Mail

11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? I don't think there has ever been a bad one.

12. Favorite Christmas Movie? A Muppets Christmas Carol. Love it!

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? Around October/November. Usually when I start thinking about what people would like.

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? No, I don't think so.

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Hmmm cheese balls, cinnamon rolls, any Christmas treat from the neighbors.

16. Clear lights or colored on the tree? Clear, or a combination of both.

17. Favorite Christmas song? Christmas Shoes. The movie and book are also excellent. They always make me cry.

18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? Stay home

19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer's? Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen and Rudolph!

20. Angel on the tree top or a star? My parents have an angel, but I like either one.

21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? We open one present on Christmas Eve and the rest on Christmas morning. We have to wait for everyone and then sort them and take turns opening them starting with the youngest.

22. Most annoying thing about this time of year? Dumb things like the Wal-Mart worker who got trampled to death in NY on Black Friday. Does Christmas have us in such a buying frenzy that we don't even notice if we're walking on someone?

23. Favorite ornament theme or color? Red/gold or blue/silver

24. Favorite for Christmas dinner? I like to pretty much have Thanksgiving dinner all over again. Or maybe steaks. Really good steak would be good.

25. What do you want for Christmas this year? Brown boots to wear to church. But I already know I'm getting them. :)

26. Who are you going to tag for this Christmas questionaire?? Everyone!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

And if it so be that ye should labor all your days

My brother Colton opened his mission call last night! We were hoping it would come yesterday so his friends that are up at school could be here, and so Derek could be here for the break. My mom had a big map for everyone to put a sticker on where they thought he would go. I thought about putting my sticker on New York, but ended up putting it on Ghana because I had no idea where he would get called to.

With a family room full of supportive friends and family he opened his call.

He asked if he had to read it out loud and we practically screamed, "Yes!"

"You are called to serve in the New Hampshire Manchester mission!" (Sorry the picture isn't centered, I was holding a video camera in the other hand.)

Yay! I'm so excited for him. I think it will be the perfect place for him and it's really close to my mission! It also covers most of the area of where my grandpa served a long time ago, when it was the Eastern States Mission. He leaves on March 4th to go to the MTC. Congratulations Colton, you'll do great!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Who was playing for who?

I, like many of you, watched the BYU/Utah game on Saturday. I always root for both teams until they play each other, then I cheer for BYU. But in the end, I could really care less who wins. However, it was a little heartwrenching to watch all the turnovers because BYU's quarterback kept passing to Utah players. Other than that, I'm very happy for Utah's win and that they now get to go to the BSC (is that what it's called?) and all the mountain west schools get like $500,000 for their athletic departments now. Some of us speculated on whether or not BYU lost on purpose so they could get that money. I don't think they would lose on purpose. They have too much pride.

My family and Derek's family got together at Derek's house to watch the game. It was a lot of fun, even though half of us were cheering for BYU and the other half for the U. But I think we were all pretty good sports about it, and we got to stuff ourselves with pizza and garlic bread, so maybe that helped tone things down a little.

At work, however, the battle is still raging. We have some pretty die-hard fans on both sides and the comment/email war usually starts about a week before the game, with my boss being the instigator. He's the biggest BYU fan I know, and the lady who works next to me is one of the biggest Utah fans I know. Besides the emails that went out to the whole office, these two kind of had their own little private battle. First, my boss decided to play a little prank on my coworker's car. It looked like this:

Notice the nice combination of blue and red.

Then my coworker sent out an email with a poem and a couple of these pictures w/ my boss's head Photoshopped in:

The poem:
The game is coming the Cougars will yield,
To the Powerful UTES on Utah's own field.

Worried the officials cannot be bought,
Old Curt has taken it to our parking lot.

So this is their "Quest" Hall and Collie believe,
Such self-righteousness makes you just want to heave.

Go ahead, take it out on my poor little car,
Guess that's what Bronco calls raising the bar.

Dumbing down your schedule is a BYU fit,
Come on Cougars, just rise and spit.

So this morning I got to work and the first thing I saw was my boss's door:

Decorated by none other than my coworker, of course.

This is done all in good fun. It doesn't get vicious at all, thank goodness, or I'd have some major babysitting on my hands.

Friday, November 21, 2008

I'm so tired.....

But Twilight was so worth it! Yeah, that's right. I'm crazy and I went to the midnight showing last night. I wasn't planning on going for a couple more weeks, but a few days ago one of my mission companions invited me to go with her because she had some extra tickets. It was at the theater in Sandy, which is really close to my work, but not so much to my apartment. So, since the movie ended after 2:00, I just slept at her house and then we carpooled to work this morning. We still only got about 4 1/2 hours of sleep, but I was willing to lose a few hours to have a good time. :)

We got to the theater at about 11:30 and it was INSANE. There were so many girls (and a few guys) there. It was busier than walking down a NYC street. And of course there were a few weird ones who dressed up, but not as vampires. They were wearing prom dresses and some even had corsages. I guess because Edward took Bella to the prom at the end of the book. I still thought it was kind of weird, but to each his (her) own.

Here are a few pictures of how many people were there before the movie started. All 16 or 17 screens were showing Twilight at midnight, and this isn't even a handful of the people that were there.

Me and Megan excited for the movie! We had the best seats a couple rows from the back smack dab in the middle. It was awesome!