Sunday, November 30, 2008

It's Over!

This 4 day weekend started out fantastic. My Mom was out of town so we didnt have a big Thanksgiving to plan for since we did Steve's family last Saturday. Well, we slept in on Thursday which was wonderful! We then went to breakfast and then saw the new movie Four Christmas's where we laughed so hard that it hurt. It was a great movie. I would definetly recomend it. After the movie we headed home to grab a couple things, then headed out to my sister's house for a small get together where we ate a lot and enjoyed the company very much.

It's so sad, this long weekend is almost officially over. I can't believe it. I wish it would never end. Steve and I have had a great time just relaxing together. It's been so nice!! So far ths weekend we have watched The Sisterhood of the Traveling pants 2, Hancock, Alvin and the Chipmunks, The Holiday, Shrek the 3rd, part of Lord of the Rings, Elf and I think a couple more. We LOVE LOVE LOVE watching movies. It's something we have always loved doing together, but as of late our movies have been collecting dust. Just haven't had any time to watch them. The funny thing is, they are still collecting dust. We have so many movies yet we decided to just watch ones on TV and rent a couple. I don't know why we do that. I will just have to give the movies we own some love sometime during this week.

Well, our Christmas tree is up. Our stockings are hung and the Christmas cheer, well, is kind of here. Oh, and the dog is dressed...

I swore I would never be someone who dressed up their dog. But when we saw this Pink Polo we just could not resist. She doesn't look to happy in it, but she really
doesnt seem to mind it. We just had to try it on her and take a picture. I don't think we are really going to have her wear it around all the time. Just for special occasions ;)

Friday, November 28, 2008

Early Christmas Present

Last Wednesday my phone stoped working, and Katy has already been using a cheapo pre-paid phone for over a month. So I decided to call T-Mobile, not expecting any sympathy as I've always hated their customer service in the past and with our contract soon expiring, I was already entertaining the thought of switching over to Sprint or Verizon and figured this would be the last straw if they couldn't do anything for me today. To my surprise I had a totally different experience this time. Maybe because it was black Friday, or maybe T-Mobile suddenly became concerned with making people happy, but either way we both came away with new phones for early Christmas presents. We'd planned on it being for our Birthday's in March, but conveniently our phones couldn't make it. Bah humbug!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

This and That...

Ok, so its obviously been a while since I updated my blog. First, my biggest news. I have been doing this crazy hard diet for 2 weeks. I lost 12 lbs in those 2 weeks. I am so excited about that! I worked really hard these past 2 weeks and was so glad to see that number.

Last weekend I had a girls weekend with my Mom, sister Shannon and 3 of her girls. We went to Disney on Ice and then to Iggys for dinner after. I had never seen Disney on Ice before and had a lot more fun than I expected. I would definetly go again! Here are a few pictures of that fun day.

Let's see, what else has happend? Oh, my sister is having her 5th child. She has 4 girls right now and just found out she is having a BOY!!! we are so excied to have a little boy coming to our family! Im sure he will be so cute! They have always had the name Noah pciked out. So, Im pretty sure that is what his name will be.

Today we are having Thanksgiving dinner with Steve's family. Due to some members of his family being gone on actual Thanksgiving they thought it best to do it early. Im really excited to see them all. Its been so long since I have seen any of them. With Steve in school all the time, we dont get around to seeing much of anyone. So this should be a lot fun!

The best news of all is that I will get to spend an entire weekend with Steve. NO HOMEWORK for him Im thrilled. We watched Baby Mamma last night together and plan to get as many movies as we can in this weekend before he has to start up again on Monday with new classes.

Happy Saturday!!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Approaching 2 years

So it has been almost 2 years since Steve and I got married. Therefore, I feel it a good time to reflect on marriage and relationships, with reference to my own experiences. I know 2 years isn't very long, but it has been an important 2 years in terms of new experiences and emotions, and in terms of learning how to live with another person without driving them mad (although I'm not sure I have actually achieved this yet!).

When Steve and started dating, I remember being quite scared of being in a committed relationship. I do sympathise with men who get scared about this sort of thing (but only to a certain extent). I suppose some of the fear came from selfishness, because, if I was going to do it properly and be a good other half, I was going to have to think about another person all the time. Not in the sense of being daydreamy about them, but in the practical sense of planning how I would spend my time etc. The other part of the fear came from the little voice in my head that was saying 'what if it all goes wrong? What if we fall out and we can't be friends anymore? What if he ends up thinking what all the other men have in my life? That I am not good enough?

It did not take long at all from when we met to achieveing the status of "dating" "bf/gf" and and from there, the engagement came quickly because we knew we were the ones we wanted to spend the rest of our lives and eternity with. Through the engagement we began to learn more and more about eachother. Its was a great experience but I do not ever want to go through it again. Im happy to have it over with and to have moved on to marriage.

I have all my weird ways and moods that he has to contend with, but somehow (often to my surprise!) it works. I dont know how he does it. I am almost constantly amazed at Steves tolerance and patience with me as we continue to learn and grow from our wonderful new life.

In conclusion, marriage is an amazingly awesome journey and every joy and every challenge that comes with it is every bit worth it. Sorry for the long post, congratulations if you got to the end.

If Only

If only I was a creative person. Christmas is right around the corner (I absolutely hate saying that) and I have no clue what to get anyone. If I were like my sister I would find something personal and creative to make for everyone. But I am not that way at all and I'm kinda stressing about pleasing everyone. So if any of you have ideas of gifts to give feel free to send them my way :)

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Happy Birthday Big Brother!!

It's my brother's birtday today! For those of you who don't know, my brother passed away almost 7 years ago. Still feels like just yesterday though when we got the news. Its his birthday today. Every year I spend this day feeling sad. Sad that I can't be with him to celebrate. This year I have decided instead of being sad. Im going to try to remember all the fun things about him. All our fun memories growing up and have a happy celebration. It will be tough, but I think its time I start trying to be happy for my brother. I am sure that he is happy in Heaven and would not want me to waste his birthday being sad. So HAPPY BIRTHDAY SPENCER!!!! :)

(The smiley was added to show you I am trying the happy thing)

The Katy

Before our house was built, Steve and I were driving out to see it. We were on 2600 S. and had to stop for a train. This happens pretty frequently. As we are watching the train, this is what it looked like.

It was totally called "The Katy." Of course I was just so excited! I mean, how often do you see a train in your FAVORITE COLOR Red and with your name on it. What was even better is that the spelling of the name was just like mine. It's not very often that you find the spelling of Katy with a Y. I obviously get excited pretty easily over well, pretty much anything, but this just tipped the bucket. For a week or so after, I walked around pretending I was a train. Anytime anyone said anything to me, instead of talking I just responded with "choo choo" while bring my hand up and down in the "horn blowing" fashion. I even had someone ask me if I was named after the train. My response was of course I was! You see, the story is a long time ago my mother was running away from the mafia, and hopped a train. It saved her life. She was pregnant with me at the time and decided to name me after the train that saved her and my life. It just so happens to be that the train was named the most beautiful name ever. Katy. And we lived happily ever after.

OK so that didn't really happen. I didn't respond to everyone's questions with "choo choo" I did however, walk around super excited telling everyone that there is a pretty red train with my name on it. Oh, and my mother was not escaping from the I wasn't named after the train. But how cool of a story would that be if it were true.I would have loved to tell that one when I was little in class when the teachers would ask "who were you named after?"

That was the first and only time we have ever seen "The Katy" I like to think it was a sign. A sign telling me that we should be moving 'full speed ahead' with our life. That we should take chances, and to have no fear. And that we did, by buying our first house! I hope that if you ever come across this train you will think of me now :)

Friday, November 7, 2008

By the way...

I am currently being a Jazz "fan" right now. Whoop! Go Jazz


How is it that litterally almost every girl friend of mine is Pregnant? I'm very excited for them all, but still in awe! I am now the minority amongst my friends. Ok, that's all, thanks!

p.s I know, not all of you are I was just thinking about how awesome it is for all of you who are. Its just exciting times right now :)

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

The Utah Jazz

So, a lot of you will probably kill me for saying this but I have never been a Utah Jazz fan. I know, how sad. I mean, I live in Utah and love Basketball but could care less about the Jazz. Well, Steve is a big fan of the Jazz so I promised him this year I would get more into watching the Jazz and becoming a fan. I don't anticipate this being an easy task, especially when they play my teams Timberwolves and Spurs. I guess I can root for them too. The Jazz play tonight and are in their last quarter, with 53 seconds left. Jazz are up by three.. ahhh this is tense!! If the Jazz loose tonight, they will be 3-1..currently they are 3-0 but so are who they are playing, the Blazers. see, I did my research to see how my new favorite team is doing. That's how dedicated I am to becoming a fan!

and....THEY WIN! Jazz 103 Blazers 96

(Did that sound real?)

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Tagged! "Where were you?"

I've Been TAGGED!! "Where Were You?"

We were tagged by our friend Brittany and Todd!! Now we are to tell "where we've been", "where we are", and "where we will be". So here it goes:

20 years ago:Steve and I were both 4 years old turning 5 soon. Our birthdays are 6 days apart. Katy of course is older :) We were both in kindergarten and pretty much both being the most perfect children there could be. Just ask our parents :)

10 years ago: We were 14 years old, on our way to High School. We were both getting ready to drive, and date..and very excited to be entering into high school.. to us, it mean we were "mature adults" lol Katy was on the high school basketball team and playing softball as well. Steve was playing many sports as too.

5 years ago: We were 19 years old. Steve had just left for his mission to Brazil. I was working as the night supervisor at Naborhood Bakery, playing sports, dating and living life to it's fullest.I also had just started school at SLCC going into Special Education

3 years ago: We had both turned the big 21!! Steve was just returning home from serving the Lord. I was working for the University of Utah Credit Union and as a server at a local Mexican Restaurant. I was still going to school...but now for Occupational Therapy Assistant.

1 year ago:We were on our way to celebrating our 1 year wedding anniversary. we were married December 12th 2006. This time last year we were moving out of our apartment to his grandfathers house to save money for our house we had just bought, that was in the process of being built. Steve had just started his job with Select health and I was going on 2 years with Select health, but moving on to a differnt department.

This year: This year has been an awesome year. Full of fun surprises, hard times and challenges, and achivements. We moved into our first home in April, in North Salt Lake. we absolutely love it out here. We are surrounded by amazing people and are proud of our investment we have made. Steve started school with Stevens Henager in Respiratory Therapy. It's makes the time I spend with him very little, but it will all be worth it in the end. He graduates April of 2010. Katy said goodbye to her Grandma, whom she was very close to. Also, Katy got a new job with Select Health in the Pharmacy department, and is now becoming a Pharmacy Tech to better her knowledge with her job. We are approaching our 2 year wedding anniversary and we are happily in love. Loving life.

yesterday: Yesterday was Sunday and Steve and I attended church, then came home and relaxed for a few hours before we went to Katy's Mom house for dinner. We had yummy Tortilla Soup and then came back home to just hang out and be together.

Today: We both went to work and Katy came home at 11. yay! its her early day! She then went to the Dr., worked out, made dinner, groccery shopped and prepared some meals for Steve to take for dinner during the week. Steve is of course at school until 10ish.

Next year: Next year? Well, we aren't really sure right now about next year. We are hoping Katy will be in good health for once, that we will both go far with our jobs and for world peace. hehe Katy's sister will be getting married in May, so we will at least be going on one vacation to St George. Katy's other sister will be having her 5th child. yay! We cant wait to have one more niecenephew. Not sure what it is yet.

Now we have to tag we are going to tag...Becky, Michelle, Rachel and David, and Melanie.