Tuesday, December 30, 2008

I'm Going All Rogue for a Second...

...while Zac is packing. Because we're moving. Tomorrow.

And here I sit, blogging, while he is working so hard. He's the best.

But I wanted to let y'all know that we are going to be internet-less for a while and, sadly, won't be able to post. But as soon as we get our high-speed connected, you bet your butts I'll have a ton to post about. Here are some up-and-coming topics:

Christmas (with pictures and present details)
The Move
School (which starts on the 5th of January and is my last semester EVER!)
The baby we are expecting in July and all the "joys" of this pregnancy so far
My birthday (January 11th if you want to send cards and or gifts) (which reminds me our new address is 1115 E 1140 S #4 Provo, UT 84606)
And anything else that might happen to us over the next week or two!

Well, stay tuned...

Monday, December 29, 2008

Sunday Snapshot (A Day Late)...

Hehehe...Thanks, Kristina.

Friday, December 26, 2008

All I Want for Christmas is a Pain-free Back...

So guess who spent the majority of Christmas Eve, Christmas, and the day after Christmas on the couch? That would be yours, truly.

I'm not sure what really pushed me over the top, but I have been having some back pain for a while now and Wednesday killed me. Between holding someone's adorable baby for a good half hour while standing, doing 45 minutes of dishes, and scrubbing the kitchen floor, my back just couldn't take it anymore. And after two sleepless and painful nights, I couldn't take the pain anymore. So I put in a call to the chiropractor's office down the road.

Well of course they were closed the Friday after Christmas, but the receptionist assured me that all three chiropractors are always on call and that if I could be there at 12:30, so would one of them. And I took her up on that.

Never having been to a chiropractor before, I didn't really know what to expect. It was cool. First, the (very attractive) guy had me bend and stretch to see what my range of motion without pain was. It was minimal. So then he figured I had a compressed disk in my lower back and did some adjustments (i.e. he cracked by back and hips). Then he put me in traction. Then he put me on a table and iced my back while a machine sent little electrodes up and down my back for 10 minutes. Then he did the same thing with the machine for another 10 minutes using heat instead of ice. And I'm going back Monday to see if it fixed anything.

I guess it helped minimize the sharp, shooting pain I got every time I moved too quickly, but the constant, pulsing pain is still hurting me. Hopefully it will be better by Monday when I go back in.

And sorry we don't have Christmas pictures up yet. I was in too much pain and needed to complain first :-) But they will be up soon, I promise!!!!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Three Years Ago Today...

We got married!!!!

Happy Anniversary to us!

Monday, December 22, 2008

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas...

It snowed today. A lot. About 7 inches this morning. And we're expecting another 5-6 inches this evening. When life gives you lemons, make lemonade, right? So that's what we did. Logan and I went out and played for a good hour and I started a snow fort that I hope to continue when Zac gets home. Also, Logan enjoyed his first cup of Hot Cocoa. He thought it was delicious. Hope you're safe and warm, wherever you're reading from!!!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Sunday Snapshot...

I just love him.

I especially love when he naps the same time as his daddy and I get things done around the house...and then just sit on the couch and watch a chick flick. Today's selection? After vacuuming the living room and re-organizing presents under the tree, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. It was one of those $3.00 day-after-Thanksgiving sale dvds. So then Zac went to Redbox and got me the second one. And now I'm going to go indulge in that now that Logan is asleep and Zac is taking a bath :-)

Gotta love lazy Sundays!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Oh Man...and a Naughty Baby...

So, despite our efforts (including Zac staying in the building until 4:30 am to talk to the custodial crew), it seems Liz's painting is gone. It sucks.

Also, this:

Yeah, so while I was eating dinner, Logan went into his room, got into the Eucerine cream lotion stuff, and rubbed it all over his shirt. So I decided maybe we'd skip the bath tonight and just lotion him up before he went to bed. Naughty, naughty boy. I hope Santa didn't see that.

Oh Man Continued...

The search turned no results. However, it turned literally no results...other people were also looking for their projects and nothing resembling any projects were found in the dumpsters. So there is still hope that maybe the custodial crew didn't throw everything out. Zac is staying in the building (it's the same building where the animation lab is) until the early morning custodial comes in to see what he can find out. Which is around 4 am. He is an amazing brother!!!! I also called the building manager and left a message to see if he can be of any help...we'll see where that goes. I'll keep you posted (Pam!).

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Oh Man...

How retarded is this???? My sister-in-law, Liz, just finished taking the same History of Creativity class I was in...only a different section with a different teacher and different TA's. But the class was still the same...same assignments, same lectures (which made it really nice to study with her!), same text book, etc. So she had a creativity project assignment, just like me, that was due yesterday. She submitted this painting that she had been working on all semester:

Amazing, right? And this wasn't even the finished project. So you are expected to have your project on display by a certain time so it can be graded by your professor and viewed and admired by your peers and classmates. Then, after it is graded, you are free to take it home, throw it out, etc. as long as it has been graded. So Liz's painting was up when and where it was supposed to be and then graded. And then she wasn't there to take it down before the building closed. Which apparently means her stupid, STUPID TA had the right to THROW IT AWAY.

CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT???? WHO DOES THAT?!?!?!?!?! WHY WOULD YOU EVER THROW AWAY SUCH A BEAUTIFUL PAINTING?????? Especially one that doesn't belong to you and was done by someone else????!!!!???

I'm outraged.

So currently Liz and some of her friends are dumpster-diving for it. I know someone who works custodial in the building it was thrown away from, so I called to find out if they even had a chance of finding it. He said the dumpster hadn't been emptied all week and that there was a good chance it would be in there. I'll let you know how it goes...but until then, write letters to the Manufacturing department about how STUPID that TA was and how he should probably be fired.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

First Real Time in the Snow...

So we went out last year and helped Logan stand in the snow, but this year it was a real experience for him!

When I was out doing some Christmas shopping the other night, I decided to browse through the toddler snow pants and found a cute 18-month pair on sale for 7 bucks!!!! I was really excited and I got them. Then, as luck would have it, it snowed last night and we got about 4 inches of amazing packing snow.

So here are the highlights:

We were out for about 45 minutes and Logan seemed to enjoy every second. Except the seconds I managed to keep his mittens on him. He didn't understand they were meant to stay on and keep his tiny fingers warm. Oh well.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree...

We put it up last Sunday, but I've been too busy writing final papers and studying for final exams that I just haven't had time to post. But, better late than never...

Also, Logan must have touched the camera lens at some point because there is a smudge in the same spot on all the pictures. The joys of having a curious 18 month old!!! Speaking of which, now that Logan is 18 months old, he is starting nursery!!!! (For those of you not familiar with the way the nursery works in our Church, kids 18 months and up stay with their families for sacrament meeting, but then go to nursery for the next two hours. It's glorious!!!!!) So Logan went for the first time yesterday. I dropped him off and he didn't even notice I had left. There were too many toys and friends. I was almost sad that he didn't protest my leaving. Well, it didn't last long. About 10 minutes later, another kid hit him and he flipped out. So I stayed to calm him down and then was able to leave again. We'll see how it goes when we move to a new ward...I'm a bit more nervous about that.

And that brings us to moving. I have arrangements for Theresa to watch Logan the day we move. And we rented our U-Haul. And I packed one box of knick-knacks and two boxes of books. And that's it. And we move 16 days from today. Oh, boy.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008


Guess what I just got tickets for prior to them going on sale to the general public???

Thanks for the promo code, Chersti!!!!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Long Time, No Post...

I've turned into one of those annoying people that I despise. Yep. The ones who post like crazy and then seem to fall off the face of the planet. But deal with it.

There's just so much exciting stuff happening that I don't know where to begin. Or if I can begin at all. Huh? Well, Zac and I have a lot of exciting stuff coming up that we're keeping under wraps from various people. And it's probably not what you think it is. Ok, I'll let ONE secret slip.

WE'RE MOVING!!!!! We got the townhouse and we move in December 31st!!!! So why keep it a secret? Well, we are moving out of our current ward and neither one of us care to speak in Church. Which, as tradition in our ward has told us, is generally what happens when the Bishop finds out you're moving. He asks you to speak. So we're trying to avoid that one. And I almost think we're in the clear since like 6 other couples are also moving by the end of the month. Happy day!!!!

In other news? Logan is a freaking genius. This last week he got to spend a significant amount of time with his Aunt Savannah and I think all of her brains got to him. He now knows the song "Jesus Wants Me For a Sunbeam" ...and the appropriate arm movements. It's precious. She also taught him "What does the puppy say?" and he goes "WOOF!!!" And if that weren't enough, she says "What does a kitty say?" and he responds with a high-pitched "meow!" OH MY GOSH MY KID IS AMAZING!!!!

And Savannah didn't teach him everything...he now folds his arms for prayers, and keeps them folded until you say "amen." Thanks to a dedicated and patient mother :-)

So I hope that was a good enough post for now because, as usual, Logan is demanding attention. Love to you all!!!!