Monday, March 29, 2010

Two Years

Its been Two Years today. We got up early.
Kissed a bunch.
Did a quick imac photo shoot to document the day. Went on a walk and Press made us lunch.

We're taking a Vegas Vacation tomorrow for our anniversary which will include two Cirque Shows which I'm reeeeal excited about, a lazy river at our resort, Belagio fountains and good food.

Our Vegas trip will be followed by three weeks on the road for Preston's shows. Arizona, Colorado, Minnesota then back home. Its real fun that we get to travel so much and have adventures and its Preston's job.

He is the funnest husband. smart, funny, outgoing, creative, inspiring.
I adore him.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Top Five Celebrity Dream Boats

1. Michael Scofield from Prison break. Hands Down

2. Zac Efron who is so funny in 17 Again and Justin Bieber ,who's new album My World 2.0 is my inner pop lover's dream, are tied in second place for hottest young thangs

3. Jay Z

4. George Clooney preferably with a little bit of salt and pepper scruff on his face

5. Justin Timberlake I think he is on Preston's top 5 list as well.

book worm

So, last summer I read my first novel all the way through. really. I have no idea how I got through junior high or high school. Oh yes i do: cliffs notes and Julie telling me about books and i'd re-tell them to the teacher for credit. I know. I'm 25. Its just never been my thing. Julie was always the hard core reader and she'd tell me all about every book in so much detail that I never needed to read it, right.

Then one day last summer when I was jobless and had too much time on my hands I actually read one of the books Julie said was too good to retell. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. Brilliant. I couldn't put it down. I was hooked. And I've been reading book after book after book since then.

And sometimes I feel real frustrated at myself and real far behind because there are so many amazing stories and I am just now getting started. I just finished This one and I love love loved it. Thank you, Rayna.

If you haven't read it, really its great and a fast read except it took me like a month cause I purposely drag every good book out so the story won't end as quick.
But you will love it. Whoever you are. Trust me.

Next on my list is a comic book, or graphic novel maybe sounds smarter, called Maus about WWII. From Julie. Who is the best book recommender of all time.

Anyway to all you book worms, what are some of your favorite books?
I'm making a To Read List. And I want it to last me a long time. I think I've used my library card more this past year than I have in my entire life all added up. It feels great.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Anaconda Opportunity


If you get pulled over for speeding 12 miles over the speed limit, the cop gives you the option of taking the ticket and sending the money through the mail or
...paying him right there. $20. And he only takes cash. But he gives you a receipt so its legit right? Kinda shady, but more cool. And I was real glad we happened to have cash on us.

There isn't too much to see driving through Montana, but every 5-10 miles for 50 miles are billboards advertising the 50,000 Silver Dollar Truck Stop/Casino/Gas Station/Trinkets Galore. Turns out one of my favorite things is HUGE truck stop trinket /gas stations.
So we had to stop.

So some GENIUS people decided to make the theme of their truck stop 'silver dollars' so everyone who ever went there since it started just gave them a silver $$$ and carved their name by it. And over the years it all added up. Now silver is worth a whole lot more than 1$ and these peeps are rollin' like Jay Z in the bling.
Only all their bling is mounted on the walls and in the counter tops... all 50, 000 blings and counting. Smartest people I ever heard of. Why didn't I think of it? I could be a ten thousand maybe hundred thousandaire if they didn't beat me to it. But they did.
I maybe am too into this place, but it just blew my mind.

Also in the middle of nowhere Montana is this little gem. And I feel like these opportunities don't really come around too often. You know? I'm also glad that this anaconda opportunity is at the same exit as a hospital. You really have no excuse not to seize it.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


Its been a while.
Here are some highlights from the past few weeks:

Press played UNLV and they paid for us to stay in a sweet room at the Hard Rock, so we decided to make a mini Vegas trip out of it.
Saw the Belagio water show and gardens.

We spent an entire day walking down the strip and maybe saw 1/10 of what there is to see. Maybe.
We went to a Mentalist show that blew my mind. Awesome. Cause he knew my birthday and star sign. AND threw confetti on me.
Terrible explanation of the show, but trust me it was amazing.

Oh, and Preston's Grandma is serving in the Las Vegas mission so we got to see her and her missionary life. Senior Sister Missionaries have it made, man. They have NO rules. For real. No curfew, they can watch tv and go to Vegas shows and call home and their families can visit. But they still get to do missionary work and be a huge part of the mission and changing people's lives. Its a dream life.
We loved spending time with her.

This is Kason, Preston's youngest brother.
He asked Preston to baptize him last Saturday.

Look at that face.
His baptism was amazing. Strong Spirit. So much Love and truth.

...Life is great. Lots of traveling and i've been substitute teaching all the days we're actually home. I think that real teaching is so much cooler than being a sub, cause the kids are always always pushing the limits with subs.
And I think i'm a way meaner sub than teacher, cause I've gotta hold my own with those show off kiddies.
I'm real excited for my own classroom this Fall. Real.