Saturday, August 30, 2008

Midnight Sun

Anyone as obsessed with Twilight as I am, look at Stephenie Meyer's website and read her post! Midnight Sun is available! (The draft anyway). I'm already 46 pages in! It's way fun.

Video of Rosemary and Dora

So our friends that live next door, Brittany and Tyler, have a turtle--the same kind, but it is older and bigger. Anyway, we've let them play a couple times together. The other night I took video- these were the best I could get. It's hard videoing turtles because they go all over the place! The second video in particular was a funny instance. Dora, our neighbors turtle, peed on our floor. It was pretty funny- I didn't mind since all we had to do was wipe it up with clorox wipes- the OTHER bathroom however, may have left me a little grossed out. Anyway- here they are. Pretty funny.

Well, we just got back from camping. It was only 20 minutes away- perfect- and it was a nice little place by some water- it was great! Just one night, my idea of good camping, we brought TONS of blankets so we slept GREAT! I didn't get any pictures because I left the camera in the car, WHICH would have been fine- you know, go get it out of the car right? Well, our campspot was across this huge railroad track bridge, on which we had to cross to get back and forth from our car. It only took a few minutes to walk back and forth, BUT- it scared me to death! There were probably about 5 inches between each wooden rail thing...I don't know the name- anyway, every other thing to step on was a space, where you could see rocks and water below you. I have come to the realization that I am DEATHLY afraid of heights...that is, unless I'm moving super fast, like a roller coaster or something. But if I'm walking, jumping, whatever- and it is over 4-5 feet tall, I'm scared!!! So short story made long, I didn't have the camera to take pics. It was way fun though, we were with 2 other couples. I made pancakes for breakfast (premade the dry and wet ingred separately before we left- homemade), which supposedly were absolutely delicious! They are just mom's recipe- which I guess I've taken for granted all my life. I've never really known any different, but apparantly, they're the best on the block!

I'm way excited that it's labor day weekend. That means- NO WORK MONDAY! woohooooo. I still don't know if Clay is working or not, but odds are--not! Sleep in, do whatever we want, and my boss is hosting a BBQ and invited us all. Free food- I think we'll be there:) Plus it will be good for Clay to get to know the people I work with.

Well that's all I have to say! Life is good. Oh yeah- I counted 14 mosquito bites on me today! THERE WERE TONS! Holy smokes. The wierd thing is, I was wearing pants the whole time until we put on our swim suits, and when I put my swimsuit on, I saw that I had like...3 bug bites on my legs! How can mosquitos bite you when you are wearing TIGHT SKINNY JEANS! Yikes. How could they have crawled up my pant leg when they were very tight pants? How could they bite through my jeans when there is no hole and it is thick denim??!?!?! Ohhhh well. Love you all!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Oven, deathly night pains, Saturday

OVEN FIXED! YES! Actually, it got fixed just a few hours after I wrote the last post! AND, I made my beloved french bread and slathered butter across it and loved every moment of eating it. Yummmm. AND, I made white chip chocolate cookies today, delish!

So, I've decided something very important: I am never eating Pizza again in my LIFE. This is a very sorry decision...but I have to do this. Don't misunderstand- I am a HUGE supporter of Pizza. In fact, I love it dearly. I think it's absolutely wonderful in every possible way. Cheap, easy, quick, yummy, fills you up. Well, there's one factor that we're forgetting just about kills me every time I eat it. You know that horrific acid reflux relative I have? Well for those of you who don't know- I have this thing where every once in a least once a month, probably every other week really... I wake up in the middle of the night, with absolutely HORRIBLE pain shooting from my chest up my throat. My mouth salivates NONSTOP- crazy like. I have so much spit coming into my mouth that I could open my mouth over the sink and spit would flood out of my mouth, as a stream, into the sink. I have done this before. My throat feels like it is closing up, I feel like a knife is running up and down my chest to my throat...there are times I have wondered if I could feel worse, ever. The only other person who truly understands, that I've ever talked to- is Rebecca, my sister. I've talked to numerous people and they say it isn't quite acid reflux, and really- no one has ever experienced this that I've talked to, except my sister. Rebecca told me to take spoonfulls of honey when it happens. I've done that the past few doesn't ever really help. I usually take 4-6 tums, honey, water (oh yeah- when I swallow, it feels like a humongo bubble, the size of an apple, it forcing it's way down my throat...) and then probably 30-60 minutes subsides to bearableness. I am still in pain, but keep in mind it always happens like 2-4 hours after I go to bed...middle of the night, even though I'm in complete pain, my eyes are still fighting to stay open. So - once it is bearable...I try going back to bed...which takes a while to do. Anyway, I dont' knwo why it's taken me so long to realize this, but this does happen every time I eat pizza. Clay was the one that mentioned it the last time it happened...the next day, after we ate Little Caesars- I think I've known for a while...but have just been in denial. Well yesterday we were at Clay's parents, and they got Papa Murphy's pizza. I knew I was risking it, but I thought- hey, this is supposed to be more quality than Little Caesars...maybe it wont happen. Well, it did. VERY badly, last night. So...I now vow to NEVER EAT PIZZA AGAIN!

It stinks because I still feel it right now. I mean, it isn't painful, I can just feel the aftermath of it the entire next day. It just feels like there's a big bubble in my throat and it is just a little painful. Nothing bad though.

Well anyway- yesterday was a way fun day. Clay's mom treated us to "RIOT ZONE!". Clay's cousin, Amanda, and her family were going, and so we joined them. It is a pretty awesome place- it has go-carts, water bumper boats, rock climbing, miniature golf, and other stuff. It was WAY fun! There was barely anyone there but us, so we didn't ever have to wait in line or anything. We mostly did the bumper boats and the go-carts. I think the last time I did go-carts was when I was like 12-14. I don't know. Anyway, I'd never driven a car and I remember thinking it was so hard. Now, it is just way fun! I never lifted my foot from the gas, and it felt like I was just such a cool racer! The bumper boats were sooo fun too- it was nice because it was sooo hot outside and so it felt great to get splashed. I told Clay if we are ever rich in this life we should build a HUGE pool with bumper boats inside. Yeah...I know, that's a little much. I would never do that..........Then we all went back to Idaho Falls to Clay's parents house, we were all SO exauhsted and SO thirsty (the entire place is outside). Then we rented 2 movies, both of which were a complete waste of money! The first one, Miss Pettigrew, we only got about 15 minutes into and shut it off because it was nasty. The second, In the Name of the King, Clay wanted to see and it was retarded as well. We stopped watching it- Clay is finishing it right now, but none of us were really into that either. Bad acting, unknown story line.

School starts in 2 weeks. Pretty exciting. I guess. I'm just really excited to graduate. I am taking a couple really fun classes this semester though, so that will be nice. Sewing, and homemaking. :)

Alright, time to go. Love you all!

Friday, August 22, 2008

Turtle, jobs, life

Well, here is a video of Rosemary. If you look closely when I am walking up, you will see her sitting on the wood board right before she jumps off. The tank is dirty, and Clay would've cleaned it by now but he started a job! Which I will talk about later. Anyway, he hasn't had time so it has gotten gross. I feel bad showing this because seriously, no lie, Clay is the best pet owner EVER, and you would NEVER normally see a tank of his that gross. Anyway, here she is! I will try to get a video of her soon whens he's crawling around out of the tank. That's when she is really cute.

Anyway, I am home from work. WHY am I home from work, you may wonder? It is only 10:11 am. WELL, my work has been ridiculous lately, and they have RUN OUT of work for me to do. Supposedly they are getting TONS of stuff in on Monday, but today, nothin. SO- early weekend for me! I would normally LOVE this, but Clay is at work. WHAT?! Yep, he's a workin man again! And by workin man, I mean ALL THE TIME working man. He started...Wednesday. Guess what he is doing? FENCING! Yes, you heard it- hard hard physical LABOR. Wends, he worked 8 hours on his feet in the sun, came home...I asked him how he felt (joint-wise)- he said he felt exauhsted but as far as joints go, NOTHIN! Can you believe that?!?!?! All day yesterday I couldn't stop thinking how grateful I am that all this has changed. I mean, really- so amazing. He worked yesterday for 8 hours again, fencing, and THEN his friend said he had an extra job of moving this office to another office (moving furniture and stuff) for some exra money, so Clay took it and worked 5 more hours! Yes friends, my husband worked 13 HOURS YESTERDAY! I must admit, I was a little mad at him...he told me I was ungrateful and too negative about our blessings. I know he's right...but listen to this next part. We only have one cell phone right? No land-line or anything. Well he takes the phone! I have NO idea when he is getting home, so I just sit and do nothing until 10:30 at night...WONDERING if my husband is alive! I don't think I'd mind that he's gone so much if I knew what he was up to! Ugh. Oh well...Clay doesn't know if he'll keep working during school, so he said I'll just have to deal with it for a couple more weeks. It's a really good paying job...oh yeah, he works in Idaho Falls and places all over SE Idaho...THAT'S another reason to and such. But they pay him for travel time as well so it's all good. We really will save a ton of money by him working a lot these next couple that's good. I am grateful. I guess I am just a worry-wort so it's not that fun for me. BUT, I AM grateful, so grateful, that Clay is simply capable of doing this job! It's amazing!

Well, before Clay started his job, we were watching LOST a TON. This season (the third) is just so hard to stop. So many questions, no our tv isn't high tech enough to be able to play the laptop stuff on the tv screen. We have wires and stuff, but it doesn't work on our tv....SO we are stuck watching it on Clay's computer. We've been watching in our papasan chair, the one that is round and big...but it started getting really uncomfortable and messing with my back. Well, we had a brilliant idea to just move our couch on over to the computer! It's not like we were watching anything on the TV anymore. We figured we'd move it until we were done with the seasons...why not? So here is what our apartment looks like:
You may be wondering about what that contraption is against the wall ontop of my cutting mat. I'll talk about that in a later post when I can show it unfolded. It's just our free

It cracks me up. BUT, it is so much more comfortable. I wish we had thought of this long ago. WELL, remember our oven broke? A week ago? Guess what? STILL BROKEN! I swear- my lanlord is so freaking cheap- WHY CAN'T HE JUST HIRE A MAINTENANCE PERSON INSTEAD OF FIXING EVERYTHING HIMSELF MAKING EVERYTHING TAKE AGES TO FIX! Do you know how badly I've wanted to make white french bread this week? Or how I've been dying for some cookies? (that's probably one positive of it being broken...less treats). Doesn't this man realize that an oven is sort of a necessity in this day and age? I went to the managers last night and said...uhhh...he still hasn't come to fix it. They said, "oh really? I thought he had...I'll call him right now and let you know tonight when he's coming", me-"okay thanks!". Guess what? The managers never freaking came to tell us ANYTHING! BAH! I mean..why even think to upgrade kitchen items at all? They're obviously top quality...

NOT. How old is this oven anyway? A billion years old? Whatever.

Sorry about the negativity. Well...what to do today...what to do. I think I will SEW! That sounds awesome. Finally enough time, when Clay's not around, to do a project! We'll see how it goes. I can't really spend any it has to be something with what I already have...K. Love to you all!!!!!!!!!!! Hopefully next time I post, I will be eating homemade bread with LOTS of butter:)

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Well, we got a turtle! Or, more correctly, Clay got a turtle for his birthday:) We have 2 digital cameras, and of course, both of them don't work! SO- great. Anyway, she's pretty cool. You know what we named her? Rosemary. Sounds familiar? Yep, that's right- we named her after our beloved fish that died many moons ago. It's funny. We mentioned to each other Rosemary right when we got it, but were like...ohhhh we should name her something else...and we fought it and fought it, for DAYS! Saying: well...what should we name her? We tried many names...none fit. Finally we decided to let our gaurd down and simply let her be Rosemary. Both of us instantly knew it was the right thing! It's funny, it just feels right:) Anyway- she is half water, half land. So...we have ANOTHER tank in our tiny tiny apartment. I must admit, the turtle is very silly and very funny to watch. When we put her on the floor, she tries SO hard to escape to whatever we've blocked her out of. She is really shy so far. Everytime we walk up to the tank she hurries and swims under this piece of wood we have in there to hide. She's sruprisingly super fast. I told Clay she looks like a boy, but he said they all do.

Well...tomorrow I get to go back to work....lovely. Not. Weekends are so much more enjoyable now that I don't have HOMEWORK hanging over my head. It is just so much harder to go back to mondays because weekends are just so wonderful.

By the way- Clay went paintbaling, and didn't come back dead. I say that only slightly sarcastic. Paintballing involves running, jumping, crouching on the ground, constant movement (on uneven, rocky, woodsy ground). He came home with a HUGE smile on his face, telling me EVERY detail of EVERY situation, and when he got up to walk around the apartment, guess what? No limping. He simply looked like a 23 year old man that had just had the time of his life. The next day, no limping again. He said his muscles were a little sore, but joints...nope! I mean, he said he could feel it a little, but come on, do you remember what it was like? Probably not because you don't live with us-most of you. But I'll give you an example. This last new years eve, we went bowling with Clay's family- halfway through the game, he was limping to the bowling line to throw the ball. He stopped sitting down because getting up and getting down was too much effort for his body, so he just stood standing so he could get back up. BOWLING used to kill him. I'm NOT exaggerating. I used to feel guilty asking him to take the garbage out, because that meant him going all the way down the stairs, and all the way back up again- because that alone, caused him to have to rest and caused him pain. All I'm saying is: I am so grateful and still in awe, that just months ago- doing what Clay did- paintballing, would probably have him laying in bed all day the next day, but it didn't! He was happy, and completely able to walk, talk, and be SANE! How wonderful! We are truly blessed.

Well anyway. Our oven is broken. Surprised? I think not. I've lived in this apartment long enough to realize that EVERYTHING must break before we move out. Have no fear though, it's FIXABLE. Dangit. I wish it was broken for good, THEN we could get a new OVEN. No no. It's just the bottem element thing. Thank GOODNESS, our owner will be here TOMORROW to fix it. So unfortunate that I can't bake cookies tonight...

We only have 3 weeks left of break before we get to go back to school! I have a mix of emotions with that. 1) I will only work 3 days a week (still making 20 hours) BUT it will probably be harder because school+work=horociousness...soooo jury's out on how exactly I feel about THAT. 2) I am quite enjoying no homework and being able watch LOADS of LOST after work with Clay-guilt free. 3) I kind of just want to start school again simply because getting graduated is #1 priority right now and I CAN'T WAIT! till I have that diploma in my hand, and Clay's; and the sooner we are onto bigger and better things than COLLEGE LIFE, the better. 4) School is so so hard, and I really am not excited to face that. 5) BYU-Idaho is a great place, and the atmosphere is nice. 6) School=honor code=no flip flops or shorts or capries=kinda stinky.............................................................................................................................THAT, is where I'm at right now when it comes to only 3 weeks left of break:)

Speaking of LOST. It's so stinking crazy! We are on the 3rd season. I can't even believe some of the things they pull on this crazy show. We just can't figure it out!

I've had a great desire to dance lately. I decided I might look up all the NSYNC and Britney Spears old I did it again, Tearin up my heart, all the ones Jenni and I learned and RE-learn them. 1) I think it would be GREAT exercise:) 2) I think it would be GREAT fun! I know, I know, I am a COMPLETE dork. But...I've accepted it:)

Alright, love you all. BYE!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Fun pictures and update

Hello all! I thought I'd cheer you all up by showing you what Clay's hair looks like if he grows it out long enough:) These are from high school- no photoshop, no distortion, this is real. They are kind of fuzzy because they are from our cell phone, we took a picture of it from the scrapbook at Clay's parents house.
ha! I laugh everytime. The face is classic. Not to mention that mondo mane of hair.

Graduation- Clay says that it was actually quite long there, but to make the cap stay on, he had to shower, and right when he got out of the shower he had to put gel in his hair and then put his cap on so that the curls would dry around it all tight. That was the only way he could make it stay on!

Anywho, life has been good. Clay is going to go paintballing tonight- our friend Tyler is letting him borrow his stuff, so it wont cost a thing! How nice of him. Anyway, Clay's way stolked. He hasn't been paintballing in AGES. While he is gone, I will go over the Relief Society lesson for Sunday because I am subbing for my friend. When I accepted the request, I was not nervous at all. All of a sudden I am thinking things like, "WHAT!? I'm not qualified to teach these women!!! I'm going to look like a fool!" Hopefully that won't happen. I'm sure I'll feel better after I've read the lesson:)

Well, Clay is probably only 100 pages from finishing Breaking Dawn! I'm so proud of him! He is really enjoying the books, and I am LOVING him enjoying them. He is so smart too- he predicted SO much more before I did. He basically knew the whole book by the first couple hundred pages. He told me his predictions and it was all I could do to not burst into a huge smile. I just nodded my head and said, well I guess you'll see! I was so good at keeping it cool. Even Clay told me so, after he found out that he was right. It's so great to be able to talk to him about it all. So fun.

I painted some frames last night a burnt reddish color last night. They look GREAT! I'm so glad I did becuase it just adds so much to the room, in my opinion anyway. I'd take a picture but 1) I'm lazy, 2) BOTH our cameras don't work....UGH! HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE?!?!

Thats pretty much it! I just finished Gilmore Girls second season, and am on the third now. I turn it on when I'm cleaning, doing a craft like the frames last night, or simply tired and Clay is reading. I seem to NEVER get sick of them. Clay is constantly wondering how I can watch them over...and over...and over...hmmmm. I don't care. It brings peace to my soul.

Alright. I love you all! We applied to be managers at an apartment complex. But the way it was set up, we don't know which complex, we don't have the number, address, or email address of the owners, so we can't make any good impressions by following up on our application. It was set up so that we saw there was a management opening, and had to submit our resume. That's it. It's free rent, 2 bedroom apt, PLUS paid wage for any work you do. We realized we'd save $3000 by the time we left Rexburg if we got it! Totally worth another move in my opinion. So, who knows if we'll get it. We'll see.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Okay, back to reality.

Well, really- life is just not as fun when you aren't with your family, when you have to work and enjoy responsibilities, and once you've realized you've finished breaking dawn. This is my state right now. SO- I thought I'd recap all those fun memories. It's going to be a big one, so I just never felt like getting around to it until now- so here we go!

First things first. ARNOLD FAMILY REUNION '08! We were at Trillium Lake, OR. It is located at the base of Mt Hood. It was a beautiful area and I didn't get ONE mosquito bite! Perfect. We stayed 4 nights. I think I realized I really am only a 1 night camper kind of . I really enjoyed myself and everything- but I also enjoy getting a good nights rest...which I didn't exactly get ONCE! A humongo crow was screaming is crow call early early EARLY in the morning. Pretty much ALL of us wish we'd brought a gun. Really. It was that bad. But the first night, everyone was just getting there and getting set up. There were so many cute little kids- I loved it! Sometimes lots of kids can get overwhelming and annoying- but I just thought they were incredibly darling and just wanted some of my own. Well anyway- we sat around the camp fire, everyone else ate crab....I hate crab- everyone in my family LOVES it- my dad had cought 24 crabs in the ocean that very morning, so they were fresh as can be. I'm sure everyone loved them. Went to bed, woke up early from the crow, and we really just hung around! I think that we went to the lake that day- I didn't exactly get in...I floated around though. It really was a good lake, pretty warm for a lake- but it was windy! So, it was way cold if you touched the water and pulled out. Anyway, the next day I got in the lake because I didn't want to stink. I don't think it improved my situation much, to be honest with you! Well anyway- some events included making shirts, telling stories around the campfire, eating DELICIOUS food! Seriously, I ate way better on that camping trip than I have in like 2 years (since I've been married...hmmmm I should probably step it up a bit) going to the lake, megan teaching us salsa-way fun, and coloring with children. It was way fun, and just way nice to be around my entire family:) Here are some pictures.

THIS, is Miles. This was the first time I'd seen him. For those of you who don't know- this is my brothers little son. I absolutely fell INLOVE with him. He was so scrumptious and I just loved him to peices. Sometimes he was absolutely wonderful and happy with me.

Other times...not so happy...
We made t-shirts. It was lots of fun.

Clay drew Lightnight McQueen on his- looking off of my mom's tablecloth. Of course, it looked exactly like the pictures:)

Here is my bro and I posing...

Greg brought a tight rope, and I totally regret never doing it- but I saw pictures that my mom took when Clay did it. Megan said that Clay was the fastest to catch on. I'm not surprised....

On Monday we headed back to the coast. It was wonderful. We mostly just lazyed around- watched tv-lots of lost- we hooked my mom, grandparents, and sister... the last couple days were the jam packed ones:) Of course. This was the sunset we had the first night. Lovely!

On wends or thurs- we saw whales pretty close up. I couldn't snap a pic of when we could see them, but I thought it was funny how much Amy and Clay were enjoying it. They stayed for a loooong time looking in the telescope. I was fascinated... for minutes? Once I see something, unless it is constantly changing- which it wasn't- I get bored quick. Anyway, here they are. So funny.

This is one of many nights. Clay eating crab. I just wanted to document it- people are treated like Kings at my house- all the crab you can eat, fresh from the ocean that day. My dad LOVES to fish and crab. Clay actually went fishing in the ocean one day...he threw up 3 times! Yikes! I felt bad for him. Unfortunately they didn't get any catch that day, but they got HUGE crabs, which Clay was way excited about.

This is Clay in my mom's green house. I wish I would've gotten a pic of the whole thing- it's awesome. But there is a little snake that hangs out there. Clay went in EVERY day to see if it would come out for him.

My Grandma and Grandpa got to come for a few days, that was really fun. I'm so glad they did- Here is a pic with my beautiful Grandma:)
Friday we went to Strawberry Hill. It is this place about 15 minutes from our place that has all these rocks and sea creatures sticking to them. I've finally decided, I like having other people go- but it freaks me right out. I know it's not that high up off the ground, and if I fell it'd be in the ocean or the sand, but I am just SUCH a scaredy cat! I am so scared to jump from rock to rock, even though Clay does it so delicately and easily- it isn't that easy for me. I lasted about 5-10 minutes and went back up to read my book on a bench. Much better. But here are some pics of the others enjoying it.
Can't you tell how much fun I was having?

This is typical of what you find. Tons of live starfish, tons of sea enenemies, clams, other randomness...

Clay started reading twilight when we were there. He actually really enjoyed it! I was so proud:) He is reading New Moon as I type.
My wonderful sister Megan did my hair for me! She is so kind. And so talented as well. Here is the before- my sister Amy insisted on me making a gross face...

Here is after!

I love it. I really like how there's nothing on my neck anymore- my workplace is very very hot during the day and I ALWAYS ended up putting my hair UP. We watched the Incredible Hulk the other night, and I must admit- I loved that girls hair. Long, think bangs. I kind of regretted cutting for a second. But it's passed. I still really like my hair.

On Saturday we went to the Oregon Coast Aquarium. They had a new exhibit called "Odd Waters" and it was by far, the coolest exhibit I've ever seen. I've seen bats, turtles, crabs, all sorts of exhibits, and this outshot them by far. Too bad we didn't get any pics really of it. They were just crazy looking fish!

Here are a few of all of us.

Touching stations....okay- believe it or not, this took a great deal of faith for me to stick my hand in the water. I kid you not- my heart was beating really fast the whole time.

This is definitely the coolest of the NORMAL exhibits. The underwater tunnels. These are from the shark tunnel. So cool.

One of the last nights my sister, Megan, showed us how stinking cool she is by fire dancing for us. Here are some pics...

cool huh? She is so awesome! It made me want to do it so bad. It looked way fun.

Most of the time, Clay hung out with Mike...
They mostly played video games upstairs.

Here is just a random pic of Amy and I.
She got to stay with us all week! It was way fun. I wish though, that i'd taken a picture with my mom. It was so nice to be able to spend a week with my parents. I love them so much.
Well, on the way home- I re-realized how sweet my husband can be:) So I'll tell you the story. My mom and I both ordered Breaking Dawn from WELL, it didn't come on saturday for my mom, so I was like...hmmm that's okay, I wasn't really planning on reading too much while I am here anyway. So Monday rolls around and my mom calls me on my way home, and says, "It didnt' come...." So I'm DEVESTATED of course. I was SO looking forward to getting home EARLY to READ! So I am thinking- well I could buy one and then try to sell the other...feeling guilty of spending money like that...and then it hit me. I could simply TAKE BACK, RETURN, the one from walmart when it did come! Well I told Clay this plan, absolutely ECSTATIC, and he was like...oooooookayyyy...rolling his eyes, of course. Well we figured we'd stop at the next walmart we see off the highway/interstate...whatever. Well we go, I'm so excited I could pee my pants, and they don't have it...uuuuuuuuggghhh. I couldn't hide my dissappointment. I was SO excited to be able to read the book all the way home. Well, my dear husband says, "Well we'll just stop at the next town again and see if they have it". So we think, well lets call my mom so that we can get the numbers of walmarts to see if they even have it first. She gives us 2 numbers of the next neighboring towns and we call, BOTH are sold out! UGH UGH UGH! It wouldn't have been so bad if I didn't get my hopes WAY up. Well we go for a few more hours and are starving, see a target in one of the towns, look at each other in excitement (yes my husband was THAT sweet that he was getting excited WITH me) we pass the exit because we saw it too husband gets off the next exit, turns around back onto the freeway so that we are backtracking in our treck home, and goes to target. Low and behold, BREAKING DAWN! YES! We were sooo excited. Me especially. I almost cried. Really, I think my eyes got moist. Half of my emotions were that my husband was being SO sweet to go from town to town, bear with my pathetic saddened face, and keep trying until we found a book for me. THEN- he didn't complain at all about driving the entire way home! I got in 200 pages by the time we got home. Wonderful huh?

Well, that's our trip in a nutshell. hehe. It's good to sleep in my own bed again though. Now I am working everyday...not really enjoying it at all...and getting to do whatever I want at nights! I like that part. School is in like...a month. How sad. Oh well. We are so close to being done! Love you all!!!!