Friday, October 31, 2008

HaPpY HaLoWeEn

Dallas and I enjoying the Carmel Apples he made Sunday night. They were amazingly good!! I haven't had a carmel apple that good...ever.

Andrea, Me, Katie, and her Roomate made these pumpkins a little while ago...I think they are soo cute!

I decided to that I still wanted to hand out candy so I made this REALLY cute "candy bowl"...okay its a sock with plastic rats on it:)

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Just to make myself feel better....

I haven't posted in a long time. I've let Dallas tell you all our funny and crazy stories these last few weeks. I think I just needed recovery time after my beyond crazy test week.

I'm not feeling very good today (not enough sleep is my diagnosis) so I'd thought I'd cheer myself up with a

'what makes me happy post.'

  • My handsome husband who is so kind, caring, helpful, gentle
  • The same cute caring husband who is too smart for his own good and gets awesome grades in school without trying.
  • Being able to help my husband "Ace" his anatomy practical with just a few minutes of coaching
  • Getting an 'A' on a test because they through out all the questions you missed (phew)
  • Watching the awkwardness of a brand new relationship start
  • Sitting on the couch
  • Taylor Swifts new song "Love Story"
  • Riding my bike to school (I know that this is supposed to be a happy post but...I rode my bike next to a highschool when they were getting out of school on my way home yesterday and almost got hit by a STUPID high school boy, and had more 'close calls'....never again)
  • Watching Dallas find a hobby besides computers....biking (He rode his bike all the way to ASU-Main yesterday...almost 30 miles)
  • I love just throw a bunch of stuff in a bowl, stir it up, put it in the oven, and while you study it cooks:) without being babysat...too much
  • A cute husband who looks awesome in the kitchen and LIKES it!
  • The gospel...ITS AWESOME
  • Nursery, the kids are cute and its so much fun trying to find ways to get them to show you their personalities
  • Flowers
  • Sewing.. I love the beautiful things you can create...wish I had more time to enjoy it more.
  • Learning: I grow so much every single day
  • Movies, they are the perfect break from studying
  • ReAding, just wish they it didn't take so much time and I knew how to put one down once I start
  • My two week break that is starting in 2 weeks (Can't think about the next two weeks..finals)
  • Food, I probably mentioned this already (sushi, hamburgers, mexican food with lots of jalapeno cream cheese sauce, anything that is bad for me, corn on the cob, hot chocolate, Dallas's amazing potato soup, funeral potatoes... wait this is turning into a list of all the food I've had lately...I guess I'm not to creative...or I'm just happy when I get fed:)
  • Candy...I'm thinking of giving it up for Lent...although thats still a long ways away (lots of my friends are catholic)
  • Playing Volleyball with friends
  • New Friends
  • OLD friends
  • Breaks....yes from studying....but they are THE BEST
  • Carmel Apples...If I can ever get Mara and Ben to our house to make them.
  • Smiles, happy people, the shade on a sunny day like today
  • Family...I get to see them tomorrow at the SHOW LOW BOYS SOCCER STATE GAME!! GO COUGARS!!!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Action is the foundational key to all success.
Pablo Picasso

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Thieves and their thieving thievery

So we had another "incident" yesterday. I parked my car right across the street from ASU West campus at 9:00 in the morning, and when I went back to it at 4:30PM (long days at school = no bueno), it made an awful noise when I started it up. It sounded like the exhaust pipe cracked again (happened over the summer, easy fix, thankfully), so I stuck my head under the truck. This is what I saw...

My first thought was "seriously...?!" Some big idiot crawled under my truck while I was at school and cut out the catalytic converter! Thanks for that, guy, I hope the asbestos gives you cancer!

But the fun didn't stop there, I went down to our local auto repair shop this morning to see about getting it fixed. The buggers wanted over $500 to fix it! Apparently not all forms of thievery are illegal. Thankfully, my wife is smarter than I am, and we she decided we needed to go somewhere else. Our second opinion was less than half as much, but it's still going to be about $250 to fix everything they messed up, with no guarantees that they won't do it again next week.

You would think with all this stealing, ripping off and otherwise taking advantage of we've had lately, we'd be pretty down about things, or at least a little paranoid, but we're actually pretty chipper, all things considered. The good news in all this is that I actually have to ride my bike to school (and back, which is the hard part). Natalie has been doing a lot better than me at riding her bike to school consistently. General consensus is that life is pretty dang peachy. I only have 7 more weeks of classes until I am done done, job prospects are cautiously optimistic; Natalie is doing well in, or at least surviving, PA school one late night and Sonic vanilla Dr. Pepper at a time.

You can take my catalytic converter, but you can't take our good humor!

Take that you Thieving McThieverson. I still hope you get cancer.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Check out my Brother-in-laws drawings!

Everytime I look at Jareds drawings I am amazed!!

He's holding a raffle for one of his drawings, I think all you have to do is leave a comment!!

Check it out,

Perfect Pencil

Wednesday, October 8, 2008


Natalie got a flat tire on her bike on her way to school on Monday, which actually turned out to be several small holes, which are really annoying to patch because it takes a huge patch to cover a pinhole, and when there are a bunch of them, it turns into quite a hassle. I had bought Slime to put in the tubes, which is supposed to seal up those little itty-bitty holes all by itself.

Well it didn't work. So after disassembling and reassembling the bike 3 different times, I finally patched the last of the itty-bitties, and was pumping up the tube (without putting it back on the bike this time because Natalie was laughing at me taking this tire on and off the bike) when something strange started happening...

I got to about 40 psi when the tire started to bulge. I had just enough time to say "what the...?" and then it exploded.

Ka Boom.

Imagine the noise biggest balloon you have ever had the misfortune of popping would make if it suddenly decided it would rather have its insides be on its outsides. Ka Boom indeed.

When the tube blew it gashed a 10 inch seam into the wall of the tube, and actually shot a piece of the tube across the room. Thankfully the Slime spewed all over the inside of the tire, not the inside of our living room; it was quite adventurous enough without having to wipe up gobs of green goo off our walls and TV.

So yeah, needless to say, Natalie won't be riding to school tomorrow.

Monday, October 6, 2008

My weak cheezy moment!!!

Do you get it???


Friday, October 3, 2008

The terrible week of five tests is overish...

I was trying to come up with something to post about but the only thing that is going on in my life is tests!!! I can't really think of anything else.

I can't believe I actually made it through this week. It was literally the craziest week of school I have ever experienced, ever. Let me put it in perspective for you.
I have to back up to last week because that is where the chaos began. Monday last week I had a Physiology exam which I did very poorly on :( But, I had to shake that off and move on because I had a Women's Health exam on Thursday. Supposedly it was going to be the worst test ever. Almost the entire class failed it last year!! So, cramming for three days straight was required in order to pass, all the while I had this week looming over my head!
Thursday night the cramming began. I had 6 tests to cram for!!!!!!!! Starting this past Monday I had a Clinical Medicine exam followed up on Wednesday with two exam, Physical Diagnosis and Epidemiology!! Thursday I had a Physical Diagnosis Practical (Midterm doing a physical exam on a REAL person with a REAL person watching and grading!!). Friday, or this morning I had a Neuroanatomy exam (remember those terrible anatomy test:( That equals out to 5 tests in 5 days.
My week should be over right!! No, I have a physiology exam on Monday and a Clinical Medicine exam on Friday, AGAIN! Added on top of it Conference is this weekend!

This is my crazy life!! Imagine that I actually chose to do this? I must be crazy.

Our program is very condensed. I guess when you condense things you must also add more exams in there. I was conversing with various students around Campus. The Dental students have ONE EXAM a week, on like Friday morning or something. Can you imagine that this person I was talking to was complaining about that?!!? THE NERVE!!
The Medical Students have a schedule similar to the dental students, although I don't know the details.

Needless to say, I am missing my family. I miss my cute nephews who are just on the other side of town. I miss my sisters (also ALL on the other side of town). I miss my husband, who has worked the last few nights in a row which means I haven't seen him in like 3 days:( Yes, he's working again tonight!

After all that complaining, out I go to celebrate my friend's birthday! (What a fun happy birthday week for her:(