Tuesday, January 27, 2009


Do you ever have those days where you feel like life is too good to you? I seldom do. I can admit that I often catch myself being a little too pessimistic. I focus on how great things will be ONE DAY, once my hardworking, studious husband graduates, once we move to a warmer climate, once summer comes, once I get the hang of work, once my Dad retires, etc. Today, is a switch up. I CANNOT contain my excitement for MY LIFE as it is TODAY! Yes, today is one of the coldest days so far this winter. Despite that, I feel so blessed!

I have made quite a big purchase today (I know that money cannot buy happiness on a regular basis, but for me today, it did). I bought two plane tickets to a warmer climate. I will spend 3 days surrounded by goodness and love. I am going to spend a weekend in CALIFORNIA with my very best friend in the whole world (who is pregnant, and the prego pictures she sent me actually made me cry. I love her, I love her husband, and I love the baby. Oh, and they just made a blog. YAY!)

There she is. What a beauty. Please note the sarcastic smirk. That picture did not come easily. Also, she would like for me to mention that she has not done her hair in this picture. Even though I think she looks great as is. But I have come to know that my opinion is not always valued as much as I would like to think with her.

Reason number two that I have the most wonderful life as of today. Christian has surprised me with a new phone. I cannot wait for it to get here. I have been lusting after this phone for YEARS. Seriously. It was a totally vain, unnecessary purchase that I would not ever allow myself to make. In swoops Christian. I cant wait for it to get here.

#3 My nephew turns 1 in a month. ANOTHER excuse to go see him! I can't wait. He really is one of my very best friends. :)

I know, I am blessed with the life I have for so many other reasons. Christian, food, friends, good job, family, clothes, car, etc. The list goes on and on. But today, I am selfish, and am only counting the things that are momentary, not lasting. So sue me. Life is great.

Monday, January 19, 2009

The Aftermath of a Wild Weekend

Here I sit, on MLK Jr. day, enjoying a little late afternoon (whoops, evening) TV, spending qualty time with the most wonderful, loving, errand-running husband. I'd like to say that this spontanious quality time was intentional, but no such luck. Let me start at the beginning...

Friday evening, Christian and I headed down to Provo, to go spend the weekend with my brother, sister in law, NEPHEW, and MOM! It was such a fun weekend. I love to see my mom and nephew together. They are just so happy. We have a few pictures, but they are on my SIL's camera. I will wait for her to upload them onto her blog, and I will snatch them from there. Anyways, it was the perfect weekend. I was so ready for a weekend of complete selfishness and family.

Sunday night rolls around, and we head back up to Logan. I start to feel yucky, but assume that it is just something trying to digest. Once I got home, it was followed by hours of throwing up, enjoying all of the symptoms of the flu. Yuck. I seem to get it every year. Last year, I got it twice!! Lets hope I dont this year. Christian has been stellar. Enjoying a marathon of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Gilmore Girls, and Live with Regis and Kelly, with random interruptions with him running to the store. I have had a steady flow of Ginger Ale, saltine crackers, heated blankets, and anything else I may hint to.

I think I am on the mend, lets hope so at least, I need to go to work tomorrow. Although, would one more day of spontanious quality time with my hubby REALLY be that bad??

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Have you heard my husband's morning show? "Wake Up With Flem?"

I think one-year wedding anniversary's are funny. Well, at least for me it is. And I don't mean that in a bad way, its not in my nature to intentionally be mean. All I'm trying to say is that one-year anniversary's are funny! Can't I just leave it at that without all you people judging me?! SHEESH!

Our one-year anniversary happended to be yesterday, the 5th of January. Which was also the day I started the spring semester. So besides starting new classes, it was a pretty uneventful day. But little did Lisa know that I had made dinner for the two of us...which actually was not that thrilling, accept for the idea I had to put orange fruit wedges in the chicken. I thought it was pretty clever.

We actually celebrated our anniversary over the weekend. We had been given a one-night stay at the Hilton Garden Inn in Layton, so thats where we went to party...in Layton. It was actually pretty fun despite all the ice and snow. When you are with your best friend in the whole wide world, it doesn't matter where you are or what you are doing, it is always great. Especially when your best friend slips on the ice and falls on her butt. That is ALWAYS great! Actually, I felt really bad and escorted her across icy parking lots the rest of the weekend.

I can't tell you how Lisa feels about me after one year of marriage. Frankly, I'm surprised she hasn't decided to go back to her maiden name. Especially since it takes her 5 minutes to actually write her name now! Lisa Niederhwdndweeljkiiii%^>djnf7er. How the heck do you even say that?!

However, I CAN, in a way, tell you how I feel about Lisa and I feel about us together. Not everyone gets to experience what I experience each day. Unless you also have a heated mattress pad, then you know how tough mornings are in the winter. But its not just about the heated mattress pad and sleeping in later than we planned. Its also about the other things we do together. And I think that's my favorite part about Lisa, its that she is someone I can't imagine doing something without. Of course you won't see Lisa in a white water kayak right next to me, or bombing down the porcupine rim trail in Moab. The things I can't imagine doing without her are the small things like banging my knee on something. If I were to bang my knee on a desk without her, it would just be painful. But if she was there to see me bang my knee on the desk, then it becomes Comedy Central and another hour of conversation.

We had our wedding cake last night after dinner. It would of been just dry cake if Lisa wasn't there to laugh and talk with me. She may wonder sometimes what it actually is that makes me love her. I can't say or write descriptive words that will tell it all. All I can tell her is how great it was for her to be there when I banged my knee. All I can write to her is about that time we played in the first fallen snow in October. Its those things I think about when she asks me, "Why do you love me?" And to me, that's everything.

!!!Happy Anniversary to US!!!