Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Lisa Leonard Giveaway

So the awesome Little Miss Momma is hosting an awesome giveaway given by Lisa Leonard . Have you guys seen her stuff? Its seriously amazing. Its no wonder that there is over 500 hundred comments over at Little Miss Momma. Everyone wants to win. The best part is though, that even if you don't win you can still get a discount by using the code: littlemissmomma. To get more details on the giveaway go to this link: http://www.littlemissmomma.com/2011/09/lisa-leonard-two-75-gift-card-giveaways-and-a-discount.html

These are the things that I would buy if I got the gift card and what I am hoping I will get for Christmas. (I seriously just told Anthony last night about this site and her products).

I cant get the picture to work on my iPad. But here is the link to the one I really want
Key to My Heart

Monday, September 19, 2011

The Plan for the Week

I bought this around Christmas last year. We used it a lot when we worked opposite schedules so we could keep track of who was going to do what, and it made us more accountable for the cleanliness of the house. We have sort of gotten off track during the summer with cleaning the house regularly, so Anthony pulled this thing out. Were going to try and use it more often. Anthony will be gone this weekend, so we wanted to make sure the house will be clean before he leaves. We even wrote down what we are going to do today. I told Anthony it makes you feel more productive when you can actually cross something off the list.

The Plan for the Week: Breakdown.
Anthony: Dishes. Donate Plasma.
Christene: Make Dinner. Fold Whites. Hang Blacks. (that sounds racist). Homework

Anthony: Repelling. Mop and Sweep Kitchen Floor
Christene: School. Pick up Shoes. Pick up Bedroom

Anthony: Donate Plasma. Pick up Living Room. Pick up Craft Room.
Christene: Vacuum. Wash Sheets. Put out Fall Decorations. Homework.

Anthony: Get stuff ready for camping trip
Christene: School. Work.

Anthony: Get ready for camping trip
Christene: PARTY :]

Geez. I hope we do something fun before he goes. This list sounds really boring. But it has to be done!

What are your plans this week? I hope they are more fun than ours.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Manicure Monday

I thought it would be fun to post a pic of my nails every week.

Maybe, not. But I'm in need of topics to blog about and I love nail polish. I change it at leas once a week. I'll make sure to take a picture every week.

This weeks nail polish is a combination of three colors. I bought them all at Target because they were cheap.

Sinful Colors: Rise and Shine (ring finger)
Sinful Colors: Frenzy (glitter)
NYC: Lincoln Square Garden (color underneath glitter)

I'm sure no one really cares about what colors I'm wearing, but it's kinda fun for me.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

ABC's of Anthony and Christene

A. Age: C-21 A-24
B. Bed Size: Queen (We're currently still sleeping in the same bed :])
C. Chore You Hate: C-Putting away Laundry & Dishes A: Folding Laundry & Doing Dishes (Guess what two things don't get done very often in our house)
D. Dogs: C- I want a Great Dane or Siberian Husky A-Boston Terrier
E. Essential Start to Day: C- Laying around for five or ten minutes. I need a minute to get myself motivated. A- Avoid getting out of bed for as long as possible (not really a morning person).
F. Favorite Color: C- Royal Blue A-Dark Blue
G. Gold or Silver: I'd say were both for silver or white gold, but I do love gold I just don't know how to wear it with my wedding ring.
H. Height: C- 5'2" A 6'2"
I. Instruments You Play: C- Once played the clarinet in 6th grade. A- Can play a few songs on the guitar. I want him to learn more so he can play lullabies for our future kiddos.
J. Jobs: C- Children's Dept. Supervisor at JCPenney. A- Press Operator at USSynthetic.
K. Kids: None yet. Probably not for awhile. Who knows. All we know is not now.
L. Live: Springville, UT
M. Middle Name: C- LaChell A- Lamar
N. Nicknames: C- Babe (Anthony calls me that) and Sister (by my parents). NO ONE calls me Chris or Christy or Chrissy. Its weird. No way am I any of those names. A- I call him Babe. I don't think his family has any nicknames for him...
O. Overnight Hospital Stays: C- When I was a wee little one (I have no idea what it was for) A- None (knock on wood).
P. Pet Peeves: C- When people don't use their blinker. When people smack when they chew. When people chew weird. When people leave their litter around. I could go on. A- When Christene leaves her straightener on. When Christene leaves cereal in the sink. When Christene drops something behind the washer. When Christene leaves a drink in the car and it leaks. When Christene starts collecting basically full water bottles on her night stand. When Christene picks my face.
Q. Quotes: C- "You is kind, you is special, you is important" - Aibileen Clark (The Help) A- We’re never satisfied when it comes to food. "You know what’d be good on this burger? A ham sandwich. Instead of a bun, let’s use two donuts. That way we can have it for breakfast. Look out McGriddle. Here comes the donut-ham-hamburger!" - Jim Gaffigan. I don't really think that is his all time favorite. But we listen to him all the time.
R: Righty or Lefty: C- Righty all the way A- Righty except for he shoots with his left because he has a hard time closing his left eye all the way. (This is true).
S. Siblings: C- Two little brothers, Garrett (19)& Matthew (13) A- Seven Siblings, Sally (25), Calvin (23), Daniel (20), Joe (17), David (13) and Jonie (10) I am not sure on all of Anthony's siblings ages. But I am sure I am close.
T. Time you wake up: C- 8:00 M-Sa(I really try to get up around 7:30, but since I don't really need to I usually don't) A- 6:30 M-F (He seriously gets up 15 minutes before he has to leave the house). If we don't have to wake up to an alarm we sleep in as long as possible. So usually 11:00!
U. University Attended: C- Currently attending Utah Valley University A- Hasn't gotten there yet.
V. Vegetable you hate: C-Beans. I really like any vegetable as long as it didn't come from a can. A- Peppers.
W. What makes you run late: C- Trying to find something to wear. Taking too long to get ready. A- Sleeping in past his alarm or forgetting to set it.
X. X-rays you've had: C- Teeth and Lungs (Pneumonia) A- Teeth, Elbow, Shoulder.
Y. Yummy Foods: C- Home grown tomatoes, steak, corn on cob, sanpete chicken. A- Beans (mainly bean burritos), steak. Its hard to say what Anthony's favorite foods are because he really will eat anything. Except for peppers.
Z. Zoo Animals: C- Zebras and Elephants. Anything Baby. A- I don't know.

Now you know everything you never wanted to know about Anthony and I!

Music Memory Lane

I never really thought that music was a big part of my life, meaning I'm not musically talented. Recently, however, I have realized how much it was a part of my life growing up. The earliest stuff I can remember is second grade when N'SYNC came out. Yep. Thats right I was eight. How old does that make you feel? Haha. Even though I didn't grow up in a house full of musically talented people, although my dad can play spoons with the best of them, music was still a big part of my life. I have very fond memories of listening to music with my dad and watching him jam out and slam the steering wheel. I'm also pretty sure that my mom taught me to sing "Somethin Like That" as soon as it came out.

Anways I was thinking of a few of my favorites from the past. I have to laugh that as I was playing the videos for Anthony I still remembered every word!

B*witched: C'est La Vie.
Please tell me someone else out there has heard of this song! I remember putting the casette tape in the radio down stairs and dancing out to it in the basement!

Spice Girls: Wannabe
My friends and I used to "play" Spice Girls all the time. We used to fight over who go to be who, I always got Baby Spice. Mostly because I looked like her the most. I also remember my mother doing her best to shield me from this group. Ha. My friends and I jammed out to it at their houses. (I never had a Spice Girls CD). Does anyone remember the movie they came out with? Spice World. I think I may have to torture Anthony into watching it on Netflix.

Outkast: Sorry Ms. Jackson
This came out when I was introduced to listening to the radio. Mainly 94.9 zht (which has since changed to 97.1 and I still listen to it!) This is when I was introduced to the world of hip hop and R&B which happen to be some of my favorite forms of music now.

ATeens: SOS
I'm not sure if anybody else listened to them at the time, but they were basically a younger version of ABBA. I don't think they ever sang their own songs, but I'm not sure. This was one of my very first CD's. Haha!

Britney Spears: Hit Me Baby One More Time
Can we really talk about growing up during the 90's without talking about Britney Spears. My parents wouldn't get me the CD instead I got N'SYNC. Don't digress my best friend had the CD and we totally jammed out. This also brings out my memories of watching music videos on MTV in the mornings before school.

Nelly: Hot in Here
This song was so catchy. I only put this song on here though because it brings to mind an awesome memory. My best friend and I were babysitting my little brother Matthew and we were playing music really loud and dancing around and this song came on. Later that evening at the dinner table Matthew proceeds to sing this song, "its getting hot in here so take off all your clothes." Mind you he was like five. Needless my parents told me I couldn't listen tot his song anymore! Ya right.

Anyways obviously my music selection was highly influenced by popular culture, but still these songs bring back some awesome and embarassing memories. (like the dances we used to come up with especially Spice Girls). Hopefully you got some laughs out of this or maybe it brought back some memories for you!?

P.S. Sorry for any typos. For some reason I cannot type on my parents keyboard.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

The Ring(s)

As I said before Anthony designed my ring. We did go look for rings together, but none of the ones that I tried on looked like this. I tried on a ring at Sierra West in Orem and I fell in love with it, I wanted it so bad. One problem it was around $6,500. I shouldn't have even tried it on. So we decided we weren't going to look anymore and that Anthony would just pick it out. He knew that I wanted a round stone in the center with diamonds on both sides. So that's what he got me :]. I love that my ring is totally unique, I definitely wouldn't have picked it myself but it makes it more special that Anthony picked it out for me. My favorite part about the ring is the setting. I am not sure what it is called but instead of four prongs it sorta has a large round prong on either side. I also really like that is platinum. Its so shiny! Especially when it is clean! Soon I will be getting a wedding band with the diamonds in it because I love me some bling (and I want one on both sides) but for now I just have a plain one and that is ok.

I don't have a picture of Anthony's ring. His is 11mm wide. Which is my favorite part about it. He has big hands so he needs a big ring. His ring is made out of sterling silver with two bands of titanium going around it. Only problem is that its sorta too big, and you can't size. So eventually we are going to have one made that looks exactly like it that is in his size.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The Proposal

First off:
So I had no idea it was coming none at all. A couple weeks before hand we had gotten into a pretty big fight about the whole marriage thing and I thought for sure it wouldn't be for a couple more months. We were ok by this point and I really had finally just accepted the fact that we might wait longer than I thought. And seriously I was ok with this.
So here is my story . . .
So it was my birthday. And a couple days before I had already gotten my birthday present which was a Cricut (a scrapbook thing). I got it early because he accidently told me what it was so I just opened it that day. Anyways my actual birthday was on a Sunday and Anthony told me he had originally planned for me to go on a scavenger hunt to get my present but he still wanted me to do it because he had already done the work for it. Still had no idea.

Here is me with my cricut. Sadly I have no photos of the actual proposal. Mostly cause I didn't know it was going to be a proposal and Anthony forgot because he was so nervous.

So I made my best friend Shayla come with me to do the scavenger hunt. To further prove I had no idea we were even talking about moving out together and I even said that Anthony and I probably wont get engaged til Christmas.
So the scavenger hunt Anthony made for me was really clever. So he had set up his GPS and I had to enter certain clue words into it and then it would lead me to my next destination. He sent me all over Spanish Fork and Mapleton. His last stop was at his Grandma Edenfield's house and there was this very large box covered in red fabric (he made it himself). Shayla handed me a string and told me to pull. At this point I was a little nervous. I was afraid he was going to scare me or something so I stood far away and pulled the string. He ran over to me and got down on one knee and said "Christene LaChell Choate will you marry me?" To be honest I was still in shock. Really. I remember thinking is this real? He better not be kidding. Haha. I was too shocked to have any real emotion at first. I didn't cry or anything. Which suprised me. Anyways. . . it was real and of coarse I said yes. A few moments later I asked him if he had asked my parents. I figured I would know because they would act weird or something, but nope. It was a complete suprise and so was the ring. He designed it himself. But I'll add that to tomorrow's post.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

How did I know he was the one?

I'm not really sure if I believe that there is just one person meant for you. Ever. I think there is one person meant for you in a certain time. Whether or not you get married or just date or even get divorced. I think it depends on the decisions you make and where they lead you. With that being said I'm also not really sure when I knew Anthony was the "one." My mom said she knew as soon as she saw us together, but for me it wasn't as obvious as that. It was sort of a transitional thing. I guess I knew a couple of weeks after he got home from his mission that we were going to get married. I just couldn't picture my life without him, it just made sense.

Tomorrow is "The Proposal"


Saturday, May 28, 2011

How it all happened. . .

It really is a long and complicated story:

So my best friend at the time was working at Albertson's and so was Anthony. Her and another friend decided to play a little prank on him by decorating his car and leaving him an anonymous note with me phone number. He hadn't ever met me before so he didn't recognize my name or the phone number. They didn't even tell me about it until it was too late. He had already called me and pretty much ruined their prank because I didn't know what was going on. Later that week we were finally introduced in person I had to have been 14 at the time. Later that week we all hung out and he bought me a lemonade.

I don't remember the next time we hung out. In fact it might have been at my 15th birthday party at Seven Peaks. Our relationship at this point was extremely casual. In fact he and my best friend sorta had a "thing" going at the time. We all got a long really well and had a lot of fun together. Fast forward about 6 mos. Anthony had gotten another job and a new girlfriend. So we didn't hang out anymore.

Fast forward another 6 mos. Anthony had broken up or whatever with said girlfriend. So hence we all became friends again. Although this time it was weird. Things were off kilter so to speak. I wasn't as good of friends with my best friend anymore and I started to become really good friends with Anthony. She became really jealous and started being really mean. So that friendship sorta fizzled out. It was a little more dramatic than that but I'd rather not get into it.

For about 8 mos. Anthony and I were really good friends. Both having feelings for eachother but not wanting to get too close because he was about to leave on a mission. For about 2 mos we stopped trying and became really close. We talked about me "waiting" for him or whatever and agreed that it would be best if we continued to write and but didn't make any promises since I was still a junior in highschool. He didn't want me missing out on stuff because I had him.

So that's how we met and came to be. I told you it was a long story. I really like though that Anthony has been a part of my life for such a long time and that we started out as friends. I am not really sure where the point of being and friend turned into something more. It sorta just happened.

This is isn't our very first picture together. I have no idea where those went. But this is the first picture we took together after he came home frome his mission. Look at my black curly hair! I miss it.
So there you go.

Next is Number 2: How I knew he was the one?

Another Mindless Challenge:

I thought it would be fun to look back at things. Also I have been bored out of my mind today and I can't think of anything to blog about.

1. How did it all begin? How you met? First Date? First Kiss? How long did you date? Etc.
2.When did you know he was the one?
3. Proposal: How did it happen?
4. The Ring
5. Engagement/Bridal Pictures
6.The colors
7. The dress
8. Your accessories
9. The ceremony/reception
10. The cake/food
11. Your song
12. Favorite and least favorite part of the day
13. Honeymoon
14. Thoughts on marriage
15. First place that you lived together
16. Kids?
17. Most recent picture of you and your spouse.

When I am done I plan on printing it out. Mostly because I haven't really done anything to remember the wedding or anything like that.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

A lot on my mind

Well its 11:30ish and I can't sleep. It's really not that late, but the hubby is fast asleep. He literally fell asleep within minutes of laying down. I don't think I have EVER done that. Sleep is an issue for me. I don't know why, but I think it might have something to do with anxiety. I tried once to write in a journal about all the things I was "worried" about right before bed so that hopefully it would help me clear them out of my head. Well it didn't work. So I don't know what's wrong with me, or maybe there isn't anything wrong with me. I don't really feel tired, but I don't really feel like want to run a marathon. Maybe this will help me fall asleep.

Speaking of things to worry about... lets just name a few that are on my mind right now:

Are fastly approaching. I have one comprehensive math final at 7am a week from Monday and two 10-page papers due as well as a portfolio due in about a week. Awesome.

Buying a house:
Isn't this house cute?
Anthony and I are to the point where we are ready to start looking at houses. Seriously. Like go inside of them. AHHH. I am so excited, but also anxious.

I have a love/hate relationship with my job. But really don't we all. This picture makes me laugh because the JCP is like all over customer service.

All of my friends, including my hubby just say, "I just need to not stress out." Ha. If only it were that simple I'd be asleep right now.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Marriage. What I think I have learned.

I suppose when I look back at this post in a few years or maybe even a few months I will lay my head back and laugh at how silly and naive I am, but for now this is what I have learned about marriage and Anthony.

Here is Anthony and I on our Wedding Day:
Seriously I wish I could relive this day. Capture more of the way we felt. I was seriously so stressed out that day. I was freaking nervous and not to mention we had to rush through the photography at the temple all because I had to be at the luncheon an hour after we got married (not my idea) and then at the reception my decorator was running late. I wish I could go back and pay attention to Anthony and I, not the things that don't matter.

My marriage is good, but it has had its struggles. Not yelling, fighting sort of struggles. Just struggles of getting to know the person you just married sort of struggles.

I have learned not to depend so much on Anthony. This is the biggest lesson I have learned. When I say this out loud it sort of sounds like a bad thing, but let me clarify. When we first got married a little over a year ago I depended on Anthony a lot. I don't mean like I was so dependent that I couldn't put gas in my car, or cook dinner, I mean I depended emotionally on him for everything. This is bad. Not good. This put a lot of stress on our marriage, I think. I would cry a lot at night and Anthony would sort of just stare at me because he didn't understand why I was crying and thing is I wasn't sure why I was crying either. I'm not sure if this was some sort of transition into marriage thing I was going through, or I was depressed or lonely or what, but seriously I would cry. Cry forever even. Like for hours until I finally cried myself to sleep. The thing is Anthony is a really really great guy and he does his best to be there for me emotionally, physically, whatever I need. But it is not fair for me to rely on him for all my emotional needs. Thats what friends are for. It is important to have friends because they can be there for you too. I have learned to spread myself out. Most of me still depends on Anthony because I think that is what it is supposed to be like, but now I have more friends and I depend on them emotionally too. One in particular stands out to me. She and I have a lot in common and it feels good to be able to relate to someone as much as I can to her. She understands part of me more than Anthony does. Which is ok. Because I talk to her about how I feel and then she tells me how she feels and we realize were sort of feeling the same things and so we resolve them together.

So now my marriage is much better because I am more independent of Anthony. (Is that a weird thing to say). I think this is a good thing. Because now instead of bringing all the bad all the time there is more good in our marriage. Anthony has gotten better too and listening to me and trying to understand my feelings. We enjoy each other more. We enjoy the little time we have together in the evening instead of me filling it with sadness.

Whoa. Sorry for all of the heavy stuff. But I hope you understand. Do you understand? Am I the only one who has ever felt this way before? I have no idea. I don't have really any friends who are newly young and married. I wish I did then maybe I'd have even more friends to relate too.

Anyways on to some more uplifting exciting things:

Marriage is full of everything. There is good and bad. But mostly good. For me anyways and that is how I know my marriage is good. haha. That sounds really repetitive, but I hope you know what I mean.

I have learned to be myself. It is the one place I can be myself all the time. Anthony knows me and he still loves me which is pretty great. Because I am one big case of emotional craziness, crying, weirdness, anxious, stressed out, procrastinator and I am sure he would say a bunch of other great qualities, but I'll just let you add to them yourself. :]

Now on to Anthony:

Here he is in case you forgot what he looked like:

He is pretty cute. I tell him that all the time and he just rolls his eyes.

Anthony is one of the most unselfish people I have ever known. He does a lot for me and his family and even my family. Did you know that I drive the mazda? aka HIS nice car and he drives MY crappy geo? He doesn't often get to do things for himself. Although he has been taking time to fish lately. Which I am glad for, he deserves it.

Anthony is weird and crazy and funny. Just like me. Thats why were so good together.

Anthony talks in his sleep and he snores, so now I have earplugs by the bed when he's having one of his rather noisier nights.

He is a really hard worker. He works about 50 or so hours a week only having one day off.

I am just realizing I already knew all this stuff about him before I married him, but I have been appreciating it more and more everyday I am married to him.

Well sorry for the long post.

Hope you learned something about me.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Yay! For a Good Husband!

I was having a really sort of crappy day the other day. You know those ones where you just feel like laying in bed all day and you feel really sorry for yourself? No? Well thats how I was feeling. I didn't have to work so essentially I could have laid around all day, but I needed to get some homework done. Although I didn't get much done feeling the way I felt. I was texting Anthony while he was at work telling him about my crappy day.

Now let me tell you something, Anthony is not really romantic. He never really has been. He is pretty good at expressing his feelings through writing, but even then I have to ask for a letter of some sort. I am alright with this. He seems to know when I need him to be a little bit more romantic.

So back to me saying I was telling Anthony about how my day just felt crappy and he was being sweet and saying he would make it better when he got home from work. So I get home early from school and just wait for him (he was out giving his Grandma a blessing) and he gets home and gives me a kiss and hands me these:

I was so excited. He has NEVER gotten me flowers just because. Only for Valentine's Day and that is it. I am pretty sure his Grandma told him to bring them to me from her house because I don't think he bought them, but I don't care. I was so happy and it totally turned my day around. It is nice to know that I have a husband who cares about me and knows what to do to make me happy.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Looking Forward

Seriously I cannot wait until this semester is over. I feel like the spring semester is always the worst for me, my motivation seems to be seriously lacking. I also feel like it will be the worst every year for the rest of my life because it is my anniversary in March and I feel the need to celebrate awesomely so therefore my school work is poopie.

I have been daydreaming a lot lately about the things I can do when school is officially over in a couple of weeks (eek! I still have two ten-page research papers due).

Anthony and I are still planning on getting bikes this summer. Although they might not be as nice as I would like because money doesn't grow on our tree. Last summer Anthony and I were working opposite shifts so we didn't really get to do anything fun, but this summer we have all day pretty much to enjoy each other and the sun.

I think were going to buy season passes to Seven Peaks. Matthew my little brother gets pretty bored during the summer and so do I sometimes so this will be a great way for us to get out and do something.

I can't wait to READ! I am going to read any book I want this summer and as many as possible. I miss the days of recreational reading. I don't have time to anymore and I feel especially bad if I am devoting my time to a book that my professors would find less than educational. I have a long list and I plan on reading a lot while in Fish Lake. Anthony rented a boat for a whole day and as much as I like fishing ALL day seems a bit much, but I will just bring a long my kindle and get me some read on!

Well that is all for now. Just getting my writing juices flowing!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


Anthony and I just got back from a much needed 8 day vacation in Vegas/Anaheim about a week and a half ago. I have never been to Disneyland and I have always wanted to go. I love rides and want to go fast, upside down, backwards whatever. I love it. Needless to say on this aspect Disneyland was a little disappointing. Their rides are more ecquipped for the whole family to enjoy, and where it was just Anthony and I, I didn't appreciate this as much. I shouldn't have gone their expecting to "love" the rides, it is more about the whole experience. I am definitely excited to bring my kids and see the joy in their faces upon meeting the various Disney characters. I still had fun and I am really grateful that Anthony took me there. He grew up going every year for quite sometime and has since grown sick of the place, but he was excited to take me and even more excited to someday take our kids.

Since then I got home and Sunday woke up feeling rather yucky. Had an awful cough and was super achy. Poor hubby didn't get any sleep either from all the coughing. Monday I was coughing so hard I was dry heaving. Awesome. I puked right into that garbage can underneath my desk at work. Never puked at work before. Something to cross of my list. :] Tuesday feeling also something yucky. Meanwhile still having to go to school get a somewhat decent grade on my midterm for Contemporary Approaches to Literature. Wednesday still coughing my lungs out with a high fever so the hubster took me to the doctor where we waited an hour to get an xray of my lungs. Srsly. Find out there is an inkling of pneumonia in my lungs so the doctor gets my some anitbiotics. Hooray for insurance and generic drugs. We only paid $10 for the cough syrup (that makes me sleep like a baby) and the anitbiotics for my lungs. As for the xray, well that bill will come later :].

So now I'm somewhat recovered from my sickness. Coughing sometimes, but only if I exert myself too much. I really need someone to do my homework for me. I have had this stupid research paper due in about a week and I have got like a paragraph written. Awesome. As for the midterm I turned in last week I got a B+ which is pretty darn fantastic if you ask me. On the downside I got a freaking 71% on my math test. Awesome. I only have to make it through like four more weeks, two more research papers and like four more response papers. May I have some inspiration. I hoping that writing in this blog will help me get the juices flowing since I have been in the same freaking spot for over an hour now.

Some highs and lows of life thus far:

I am excited to say that our house is clean. After being gone for over a week and then coming back to being sick we finally got our house under control. Now it just needs to stay that way cause I don't have time for it.

Today some lady asked me if I was prego at the doctor's office. I laughed. Nope. Nada. Definitely not. In fact I'm just about to get a refill on those birth control pills. I wasn't offended cause I know she wasn't regarding my waistline, but at least someone thinks I look old enough to have a baby.

My toes and my fingernails match. Painted them a lovely sparkly purple. Was hoping to go for a brighter color for spring, but I've got a meeting with the new store manager coming up and bright blue isn't very professional.

Today is my day off and I slept in. I shouldn't have because now I am going to have trouble going to sleep tonight. Will be taking some melatonin and maybe some sleepytime tea tonight.

I haven't bought any new clothes for a long time and I am starting to feel like my wardrobe is getting old. Maybe I can celebrate the end of a semester with a new shirt or something.

Anthony reserved our fishing boat for his birthday trip in June. I am so excited. Were going to Fish Lake. That place is really pretty and I am excited to go camping just the two of us even though I'd rather be in some 5 star hotel this is what the hubby wants so its what he gets. Also it will be the first time in a long time that I'll be staying in a tent instead of a trailer and no plumbing around. Wish me luck.

Last but not least Anthony and I are going to visit my Grandpa over Easter with my family. Easter was a really big deal to my Grandma and I remember spending lots of Easter's with her as a kid. We will have to sleep on the floor, but I don't care. I am just excited to see family. Everyone cross your fingers that my work lets me have the Saturday before Easter off!!!

Thanks for reading. I've got to pretend to write a paper now.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

My New Challenge

So I have been neglecting my clothes for a long time now. Not all of them, just the ones that are in the back of my closet. We have one of those awful closets with the sliding doors so you can only see half of your closet at a time. It really is awful. Especially cause I have to share with Anthony and the side that his clothes is on is the one that has the easiest access and is open most of the time, so that means that 3/4 of my clothes are at the back and are never seen. So I forget about them. So I usually wear what is at the front so I rotate between the clothes that are at the front and I organize in color so I wear black and white A LOT.

This is a picture of our closet.
Anthony has hardly anyroom

And this is a picture of the rest of our closet.
With only my clothes.
See how they are organized according to color?

Does that make sense at all? So I decided that I am going to wear everything in my closet before I repeat anything. I was going to count all my clothes, but that seems like a waist of time. So I am just going to keep going until there is nothing left for me to wear. I am going to document with my camera so I will remember what I have already worn. The only exception is special events and my vacation to Disneyland coming up in a couple of weeks. Also it is mostly pertaining to shirts/skirts/dresses. I only have a few pair of pants, and with my work dresscode I have to wear dresspants 5 times a week and I don't have a lot of those. Understand? So let the adventure begin.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Just an Update!

I haven't posted for awhile because I have been so busy. Every spare minute seems to be already taken. I literally have to pencil in my whole life, at least on the week days, otherwise I don't get my homework done in time and have no time for anything else.

I started school a couple of weeks. I am taking 11 credits because 12 credits was too expensive.
I am taking:
Academic Writing for English Majors T & Th
Math 1010 (AGAIN) MWF
Contemporary Approaches to Literature M & W
English Scholarly Forum WIGATI (Whenever I get around to it)

I go to school at 7:30 in the morning and then I got to work til 5 and then I go back to school til 7. It makes for a really really long day, and not much time to do homework, hang out with friends or SLEEP!

But just in case you haven't heard I have exciting news:

Anthony got transferred to the DAY SHIFT

That means that he works 7:00-3:30 which also means that we actually get to have dinner together every night. I wonder what that is like? He suprised me with the news on Friday. He didn't even tell me that he asked to be transferred. I am so excited and he is just really tired. :] But we will get into the swing of things soon enough.

My house is messy. I hardly have time to do laundry so it just sits in clean piles. AGH. I swore I wouldn't do this to myself, but here I am. Anthony is a great help, but I am OCD about how the towels are folded so I do it. Also he forgets to take the lint off that thing and he thinks "its no big deal." Its totally a big deal to me so I just do it.


Thats our life.

Its as boring as ever, but we love it.

Monday, January 3, 2011

In Hopes of Making 2011 Better!

I have mentioned before that I am a list maker. I like to have goals, but they have to be readily available for me to see them or I will forget them. So I make resolutions every year, but they seem to fall by the wayside before January is even over, but this year is going to be different!

I'm going to take better care of ME this year [and hopefully that means Anthony will follow in my footsteps]
I'm going to eat better [not going on a diet].
I'm going to get in shape.
I'm going to sleep more.
I'm going to organize my life more.
I'm going to save money.
I'm going to go to church more.
I'm going to love myself more.

I have thought a lot about this and I feel that it will benefit me a lot. I live a very stressful life, but its mostly my fault because I take too much on. I agree to do things for people when I know very well I don't have time. This year is going to be about ME [and Anthony] because who knows what 2012 will bring. We know 2011 wont bring a baby but maybe next year might so I gotta figure myself out before I start bringing someone else into this life.

Yep, thats a long list. It's going to start tonight. With yoga. Mmmm.

Sunday, January 2, 2011


Anthony gets his hair cut about every four months. He gets it cut really short and then lets it grow out. I personally like it a little longer because I like it when you can see its curl. Well we decided that we should just buy a hair cutting kit and I would start cutting Anthony's hair. I am not pretending at all that I know the slightest in cutting hair, but Anthony's seemed easy enough because he gets the same length all over. So I went about cutting his hair and it was fine until I got to trimming the back. I was laughing so hard because I kept going further and further in and the sides weren't even. Anthony wasn't mad he was laughing as hard as I was. When we couldn't get the sides even Anthony decided he just wanted to go short. I took one swipe down the middle of his head and said OOPS. It was soooo short. I started laughing and so did he. So here are the results.

This was taken last night


The rest of Anthony's hair.