Monday, October 31, 2011

21 years, 4 Halloweens...

Well, it is Halloween and everyone is posting about their present and past Halloweens. I have very mixed emotions about Halloween. Let me take you back to my childhood... (haha this won't get all sad or sappy I promise)

I was never allowed to celebrate Halloween growing up. As apart of my parents religion secular holidays were not allowed (like on Easter I have never painted an egg or gone on a Easter egg hunt and, still to this day, I never have). With that being said, I never got to dress up or, trick or treat until one year I decided I was going to be a normal teenager and go trick or treating (I later learned that 16 is a tad too old to trick or treat but whatever). I begged my mom to let me "Just pass out candy" with my friend. She let me go and from my friends house we left and went trick or treating! It was so fabulous and I couldn't believe I had been missing out for the past 16 years! (Fun fact of firsts, this year was the first time I carved a pumpkin)

As this year's Halloween has come, T and I are doing nothing. No parties this past weekend, no handing out candy, just hanging out with each other. This year is an ode to my past and oddly enough, I am enjoying it. Is it possible to grow out of a "holiday" when you were so deprived from it as a child? If so, I think that is what is happening. I used to sit at my window as a kid and watch all the costumed children, go door to door, having a blast doing it. But now, I think I have lost my feverish need to participate in Halloween.


Thursday, October 27, 2011

Worst Way To Pick Up A Woman

Literally, this is the WORST way to pick up someone. Some guy called me, I answered, it was the wrong number, I hung up.

Then this happened...
(I would have posted this sooner but it literally took me a week to figure out how to take a screenshot haha)

I wonder if he tries to pick up all girls this way, and if it actually works?

Monday, October 24, 2011

Love it, Hate it, Leave it

Let me tell you the story about this...thing...

(It normally doesn't look this poopy...It's just all salty from our last winter visit to Utah)

First off, let me tell you, I have a love hate relationship with my husbands truck. It is sooo comfortable, safe (my car is so light it get pushed around the road easily) and the best car to travel in (heated seats in Utah winters, I think soo) BUT this car gives us NOTHING but problems!

Let me give you some back story about this vehicle. My husband was 19 and it was his first week in California. Him and his friend decided to take the bus into town one weekend. Well, the bus took 3 hours for a drive that takes about 20 minutes by a personal vehicle. T's friend decided he NEVER wanted to do that again and they were off to the first dealership in town, 500 Motors (they were on the Navy "do not go" list, and since they were closed by the BBB). T's friend didn't find a car he wanted so on the spot my husband decided HE was going to buy a car. He found a little red car he thought was okay, and began to sign papers. 

Suddenly, a few papers in, my husband got cold feet (righfully so, he was about to buy a car on a whim!)and told the salesman he didn't want the car. This is when the salesman breaks the news...

"Sorry Man, you've already bought the car... If you want to get another car you can but you have to buy a car today because you've signed the papers."

What bullcrap! But my young silly husband believed him. He went back onto the lot and pointed at the truck and bought it right on the spot. Didn't sit inside, didn't take it for a test drive, didn't even look at the odometer. So he bought a ten year old F150, with 100,000+ miles on it, for $14,000 with 16% financing (thankfully we paid the truck off last year so we officially OWN it)

So we have this truck... and it is a fabulous car, when it was brand new it was top of the line but now it has become a money pit. It has a brand new transmission but that is about all that it has going for it. It seems like every month we have to fix something on it. I am not even going to get into the long laundry list of problems we've had with this thing. But currently the AC door, and the AC belt (it sounds TERRIBLE when the car is running) are broken and just last week it has decided not to start!

I am trying to convince T to sell the darn thing before it COMPLETELY dies on us.

Yesterday he said, 
"It's good to have 2 cars when 1 breaks down"
My response,
"Well, why don't we get rid of the car that is always breaking down?"

Delainey for the win! My car has NEVER, knock on wood, has any problems, everrrr and it too is paid off, so added plus there!

By selling the truck we can totally put the money in savings for our move to San Fran. PLUS, there is no way we need two cars up there anyway, especially a truck. And with me not working now, one car will suit us just fine. I am going to plant a new seed every day until I can convince T to sell his baby. Hopefully by Christmas the truck will be gone. Fingers crossed!

Friday, October 21, 2011

My Not So Bucket-y, Bucket List...

The other day my husband and I were talking about our future (we've been doing that a lot lately since T gets out of the military soon) and I brought up the idea of making different lists for our life. It will consist of thing we want, and plan to accomplish. I haven't finished my OFFICIAL bucket list (all the things I want to do before I die) but I have completed my "Before Baby Bucket List" (all the things I want to accomplish before I have to become unselfish a mommy for the rest of my life ).

Here it is!

Before Baby Bucket List
1.Take a USA road-trip (and go wherever the wind takes us)
2. Complete Batchelors degree 
3. Obtain teaching credentials (multiple and hopefully single subject) 
4. Get a CAREER!
5. Complete Masters degree in Education
6. Travel to at least one country in Europe

I guess making bucket lists together are apart of being Forever Newlywed <3

Thursday, October 20, 2011

What's YOUR Song?

It's been a while since I have linked up with Goodnight Moon so here we GOOOOO.

I am pretty much in LOVE with Lily Allen. Her music is fun, witty and socially relevant. When this song, Everyone's At It, came on my Pandora I was automatically hooked.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Michael Jackson's Biggest Fan

Guess what?! I am finally blogging from my own laptop! I start school next week so I was FORCED to get one. Don't get me wrong, I am super excited to have my own computer again (sharing the MAC wasn't too great and T's old laptop is so jacked up I refused to use it), I just super duper hate spending money. So now I can blog on a more regular basis (unless school takes over my life, which it just might).

This past week was pretty fabulous. My fabulous mother & sister in-law came into town along with T's best friend. T took a week of leave and we PARTIEDDDD (seriously, it was a really good time).

I want to talk about how fabulous my Mother in-law is...

Not because she made me this fabulous apron...
 Or bought me this fabulous cook book (seriously, every recipe I have tried has been so delish!) 
(are you sick of the word fabulous yet? haha)

But because of her indescribable obsession of Michael Jackson. She is his ultimate fan! She was able to get tickets to his last tour in London (which was sold out in hours). So that's amazing-ness #1.

Amazing-ness #2, when he died she drove all the way from Utah to California to be amidst all the Jackson fans. She also entered the lottery to be able to attend his memorial service. She didn't win the lottery BUT she met a woman who won the lottery but couldn't use her tickets, so she gave my mother in-law her tickets for free ( which is crazy in it's self because people were selling them for crazyyy amounts of money). She got into his memorial service!

Amazing-ness #3, this past week week when everyone was in town she wanted to go to LA and enter the lottery to get into Michael Jackson's death trial. And guess what, she got in! Her luck NEVER runs out!

I don't think I have ever met someone who has loved someone as much as my Mother in-law loves Michael Jackson. And someone with such good luck.

Friday, October 7, 2011


Well, yesterday was my last day at work. I will never be making that hour commute ever again. I will never advise this Student Government again...

I will never sit at this desk ever again...

I will never have bosses as cool as the ones I had (seriously, I don't think I will ever get that lucky ever again). 

I feel weird and naked without a job. I just don't want people to be all judgy judgy about me not working (some people are actually like that). But with that being said I am so excited to just be able to focus on school and give my classes all my effort. Things are going to get pretty tight around our house but T and I decided that it was an important sacrifice.

This is the start to a new adventure!

Monday, October 3, 2011


Oh my gosh. I am dyinggggggg. T and I have decided to start eating healthier and working out on a regular basis. We've both gained a little weight (I seriously have been sausag-ing myself into my clothes) that we would like to see disappear. I avidly disapprove of diets because I like food way too much to restrict myself from it. Since I have been slacking at the gym (and by slacking I mean not even going) I have done the unthinkable. I am on a diet! And it is TERRIBLE. I am logging what I eat and I am not to exceed 1400 calories a day. It is so hard! Calories go by so fast! Right now, as I type, I have only 398 calories left for the day. My snacks are looking a lot like this....

Since this is the first day it has been so tough. Hopefully it gets easier as time goes on and hopefully I can get my butt to the gym!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

I Am So Thankful!

Today my husband's old battalion deployed and I am soooo thankful my husband moved so he wouldn't have to go (some people have their own feelings about this so please, I don't want to hear it. T didn't want to deploy, someone else did, end of story). Today he would have been gone and I don't know how I could handle without him. Even though he annoys me when he plays computer games with his friends for hours, makes a mess in the kitchen or takes our name off the Navy Ball list without telling me (I am so mad about that! But were saving that for another day),  I am so thankful he can just be around. I am thankful I can be loved on by him, annoyed by him, share laughs with him and just be with him. Our house would be so silent and sad T. Moments like this are a reminder of how much I cherish moments with my husband.