22 May 2011


I like when my sibling-in-laws fight over who gets to stay with us for the weekend. It makes me feel cool. They seem to like me and I sure like them. It's true that we didn't get along so great at the start, but now they are the best siblings-in-law I could ever ask for. Miss A is a party and we love having her here. Master A is a sweetheart. He comes down yesterday and makes me Chocolate Oatmeal No-bakes and then today he took out our trash. Last summer he used to come down and mow the lawn at our old place. Elder J is off in Hungary and he's sorta quiet so I never really had the chance to connect with him but we'll see once he's back. Mrs. C is so willing to help and serve even though she just had a baby! Her hubby JS is hilarious and we're looking forward to game nights with them.
All in all, my sibs-in-law rock. I love 'em.

19 May 2011

New Apartment!

Almost three weeks have gone by since Tyson and I moved into our new apartment. We live super close to campus now which means we walk to school and work everyday. I walk really slow but it's a good workout and we love it. Our new ward is pretty great too. Today marks the first day our apartment is totally clean minus the office/baby room. It feels so great to have a clean and organized home. We are still making minor adjustments to where we prefer to keep things but it's pretty much done. I can't believe we've got this all done in three weeks! We rock. I promised my momma pictures of the apartment but I would NOT send pics of a messy apartment. So, here are pics of our apartment minus the office/baby room. You don't want to see that room anyway. At least, not until we get the baby stuff set up. I know that is what you really want to see.
P.S. One month from today I will be done with college forever and in California for my sister's high school graduation. One month from tomorrow Tyson and I will be at Disneyland with my sisters.
P.S.S. I'm going to write a post all about my sister because I want to wax eloquent about her. So stay tuned for that.

Kitchen Pics

Bathroom/Laundry Room Pics

Living Room Pics

Bedroom Pics

08 May 2011

RIP Transmission

Tyson and I spent a wonderful weekend with his family. Today we were on our way back home when, in a scuffle for something, the gearshift in my car was hit from Drive to Reverse. While we were on the freeway. Going 70mph. In the rain.
As soon as it happened, Tyson put it into Neutral and pulled off to the left emergency lane (we had been in the carpool lane). We came to a stop right at Thanksgiving Point. He got out to inspect the tires--all fine--and then tried to start the car again. Not so fine. Lots of clanking and grinding told us my car was not going anywhere by itself. We called our bro-in-law and he came to our rescue.
Towing a car on the freeway is scary. People get mad at you and don't pay attention so they almost run into you. One kind soul slowed down in the lane next to us so we could merge in front of him. Awesome! Now we're in the furthest left lane. We try to change lanes again but some Jeep pulls out from behind awesome-car and the maintains a speed so to place themselves in the middle of our car and bro-in-law so we can't merge. Awesome-car slows down and moves over a lane so we can, again, change lanes. Awesome squared! Eventually we got off the freeway, then our battery died so we left the car at bro-in-law's and he drove us home.
Tyson has a car so that's good. We're not stranded. But we also just moved in a new apartment that is RIGHT next to campus. This is a bonus because we walk to school and work anyway. We just won't be able to let our friends borrow Tyson's car since we no longer have a spare. We have no idea what is actually wrong with the car but we do know it won't be pretty to fix.
Honestly, I cried. I'm pregnant plus I'm stressed as it is with two Spring classes and two jobs. I'm feeling stretched and wishing that tomorrow was June 15th so I could be done with classes. Things will be fine but it is just a lot for me to emotionally handle right now. I needed to blog it out but now it's time to get back to my editing homework. Turns out, popularizing articles is a lot harder than I thought it would be.