Friday, June 26, 2009

Please read

I'm sure most of you know my sister, Amy. She is 24 years old and is going through some major stresses....she may have cancer and is having major financial stresses as well as physical, emotional and every kind of stress possible. Read her blog to know more details- but all prayers would be appreciated! If you don't know Amy- she is one of the sweetest, most loving people around. She prays for American Idol contestants on the finale night-- that is just ONE example of how kind-hearted she is. I just love her so much. She is surprisingly taking this all VERY well.

Anyway...just wanted to make people aware- I would want to know if someone I knew had cancer so I could pray, comfort or help in any way I could.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Bachelorette........what an idiot.

1. Jillian, I officially diagnose you with idiocy. Look it up. It's quite simple to understand. The definition may or may not go like this: YOU GAVE UP JAKE?! Seriously...what were you thinking?! I really hope that you come back to your senses and take him back next week...not to mention...believe HIM over that filth, Wes...which brings me to....

2. Wes, are you for reals? Did you really just admit on national television that you came on the show not to fall in love, but to fool an innocent nice girl like Jillian, and get publicity for your band? First, that is RUDE. Second, you are an IDIOT for admiting this to the world! Guess what? Clay and I would NEVER buy your cd, simply for the fact that you are a JERK and a FAKE! We really don't like you. I really hope Jillian isn't fooled until the end, where she will get her heart shattered to PIECES!

3. Jake, you are the bomb-dot-com. I see what you're planning to do next week, and that takes GUTS and MANLIHOOD! Just to show the love we have for you, I quote my dear husband who said , "Jillian just ruined the show, she is so stupid." when you got kicked off.

4. Michael, please don't cry. If you want to convince us that you aren't 15, which is really hard to believe sometimes, please don't cry when other MEN leave. Don't you realize this is a GOOD thing? Robbie wasn't even that cool.

5. Jesse, do you even exist? I'm not positive that you do. Every episode, I find myself saying to Clay, "Who is that guy?" Once he tells me you are Jesse, I say, "Oh yeah...what is he like again?" You just don't really do much. If you want to stick around, liven up please.

6. Kypton, unless you do something VERY wrong...I think you are a slam-dunk shot. She is obsessed with you. No complaints so far.

7. Reed. You are funny. I like that you are imperfect and picky. However, I see you leaving soon. You just don't fit much.

Again, reality tv is brilliant. Once you start, it is so hard to stop.

I am bored. The accounting lab is boring. My homework is boring. That's really all I have to say about that.

So...sad news. Michael Jackson is gone. As in...he is dead. This actually makes me slightly sad. I know he kinda acted like he was drinking crazy juice every day....but he was just one of those people I assumed would be around forever. Oh well...I am happy to know that hopefully he is working on being healthy and sane again. I'm wierd, I know. I just really do think about these know...Michael Jackson in the after-life. I'm sure he's happier now...

Aight...lab is about closed. Hope you enjoyed all my rants on the entertainment/materialistic world.

Good News

I am well again. Back to health.

Now I just need to clean our kitchen...

it is FILTH!

Also.....................I have officially decided I am FOR SURE going for the CPA License. It'll be a toughy...but I just know I can do it.

I'm hungry. I've eaten a few brownies...and a bannana....and a few chips today. It's a wonder how I got sick huh? Don't worry....I usually eat more- it's just that our kitchen is a STY, I haven't made bread since I've been sick so there just isn't anything I could whip up.....tomorrow's the day.

I read "Of Mice and Men" for the first time. Sad book. Good though. But tragic.

Aight. I'm off. Cya!

PS- did you notice my new countdown gadget? Now you will always know how many days until we graduate = ) I know you guys have been dying to know.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Just words for now...

I have a sore throat. As in...the WORST SORE THROAT KNOWN TO MAN! I guess I don't know that it is the worst known to man, but it most definitely the WORST I have ever felt in MY LIFE! This is the truth. It hurt so bad last night, that I was bawling my eyes out to Clay at 12:30 at the point that he said, "Do you want me to go get you a shake from Wendy's?" HA! Such a sweety. I of course, reacted like so, "Are you kidding me?! And give me HEART BURN ALL NIGHT?! That would be the WORST combination in THE WORLD! But...thanks!" Yeah. I'm a sweet thang aren't I?

Well, Wedns my throat hurt so bad that I only ate breakfast which consisted of a bananna and grapes...that is ALL I ate...ALL DAY. Maybe a cookie once. Anyway, then the next day...I just ate soup- which was disgusting, and didn't fill me up. Needless to say, by last night I was STARVING! Thus, the above conversation.

I was so stressed last night because I had skipped a total of like...4 classes this week 5 counting this morning, and I NEVER SKIP CLASS! So I was really stressed, but I really couldn't focus I was in so much pain. Oh yes- and I was getting the chills and my body ached. Not to mention I had a HUGE essay due, a HUGE assignment due, and a TEST in a class that I hadn't gone to all week. So I think that also contributed to the tears. I just prayed to Heavenly Father SO much that I would be able to prioritize my things well, and figure out what was most important for me to do- and the most amazing thing happened...everything worked out just fine= ) I e-mailed my sewing teacher who is the most wonderful woman ever, and I said how I was even more sick than I was Wends, and I couldn't make it to class, and she replied "You get better, I'm so sorry!" no I woke up around 9:00 and was able to study for my test, work on my assignment, shower, get to school, get 8 out of 10 on my assignment, and pass my test (notice I didnt' put my score? definitely wasn't an A) , and got all my stresses out of the way. I don't know that I deserved all of that...but either way, I'm so grateful. I KNOW Heavenly Father had a hand in everything that's gone down today...

Tomorrow will be a nice and BUSY day. I go to work from 10am-1pm...go Idaho Falls to Amanda's (Clay's cousin) daughter's birthday party at 2pm...go to Joanns at some point (60% off spring apperal fabrics! and 50% off clearance!)...go to Dollar Store to get a prize for one of our kids in primary who got 10 stickers...go to Jenni's bridal shower at 6:30pm (which is in Rexburg and also which I don't have a present for and pretty much, sorry Jenni- I love you but you're not getting a present...this week has been THAT crazy and yeah. I'm poor.) And yeah. That's the day. Then of course the next day we get to attempt teaching 9 little crazies in primary. Will I ever get healthy again? Probably never. But, I have realized the glories of smoothies. It has hurt SO MUCH to eat, I've said, I haven't eaten. I got a smoothie, and it was wondrous! I didnt' hurt and I knew it was giving me health and strength. Wonderful. Anywayyyyyy....

22 days left of college. That ROCKS!

We decided we are going to take a picture of BOTH of us...and send out announcements. Pretty much AWESOME!

It is finally sunshining today. Halleluhia! It has been raining for like 2 weeks straight. People are like...oh you're from oregon, are you loving this? YEAH. RIGHT. I never loved it in Oregon! I really am just a sunshine kind of girl. No doubt about that. I LOVE sun and warmth...even HOTness.

Aight. I guess I'm going to go. Maybe I'll do a Bachelorette: UNPLUGGED post on Monday or Tuesday. Man...reality tv is genius. Or horrific. Both really. Either way...we pretty much love it.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

I'm bored.

Here is a GREAT recipe. Gotta shout out to me dear sister Rebecca, who gave me her very own made cookbook, which had this recipe in it. LOVE IT! Way easy. Way yummy. As always...right? Recipe instructions to come on Chef Danielle.

Easy Parmesan Chicken

Well...what have we been up to? The norm. Boring ol' school. Let me give you the basic outline of my are thrilled, I know.

1. American Realism. Have any of you read "Travels with Charley"? If you haven't, PLEASE DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME! It is the most BORING book I've ever read in my LIFE! Seriously- if you've read it, and like it? Please, shed some light upon my almost dead mind as to WHY this book is considered "classic".

2. Accounting Information Systems. You are about as exciting as you sound. I can do your homework. I understand it. However, it is so freaking boring that I just can't bring myself to finish the assignment. I know I eventually will...but it is so BORING that I just don't WANT to.

3. Cost Accounting. Right now we are discussing process costing. Need I say more? The end.

4. Corporate Finance. Are you kidding me? Are you really attempting to challenge my mind (She says ever so humbly)? Professor that tries to be funny all the time and says and acts out the SAME jokes EVERY class, do you really expect any of us to continue the courteous laugh? It's getting OLD! Please stop making me feel awkward and secondhand embarrassed for you. And PLEASE stop pretending this class is interesting...because it is NOT! I don't think it ever will be.

5. Advanced Clothing Construction. Thank you for your existence. Without you, I'd be dead. Not really, but this semester would probably stink like rotten eggs without you. I just made pants in your class, and they rock.

6. Home Decor sew. I am learning a lot of things from you, but you take things a LITTLE too slow. No. More like A LOT too slow. I am bored.

I don't think I can explain in words QUITE how excited I am to GRADUATE! We only have like...a month and a half I think. I know that is SO CLOSE, but I know how many assignments, tests, and projects I have it kind of looks far to me. Ugh. The life of a student. Lovely. I know. I'm a whiny brat. Ungrateful. That's okay. I'll be grateful enough one of these days. I'm sure I'll write a big ol' post come July 23rd all about how grateful I am for my education. I AM grateful. I thank Heavenly Father ALL THE TIME for this. It is one of my greatest prides in life (I have no idea if that was grammatically correct...Dad?). I think I'm just tired. Ready to start a family and be a mom. Ready for life that isn't measured in semesters.

On a lighter and shallower note, we've sunk back to our sillier selves and cought up on the Bachelorette. Oh, this show is brilliant. Really, it is. They really know how to hook you. I was hemming my pants this weekend (catch-stitch), and they are a REALLY wide leg, so it was going to take a while. So as to not make myself insane, I wanted to watch something while doing it. I finally decided to watch the Bachelorette online. So you know, got hooked within the first...15 minutes probably? By the time I got to the 3rd episode, Clay had listened to enough that he was hooked too, so we watched the 3rd and 4th episodes together. It was fun. What can I say? We love shallow things. A few holla!'s to the bachelors:


You scare me. Really. You do. I am just kinda grateful that there are probably security guards around to keep you from bringing in a knife or a gun...otherwise, I think Juan would be dead. Really. I read an interview that you did, and I couldn't help but hear the song, "Blame it on the A-a-a-a-a-alchohol, blame it on the a-a-a-..." as else can I say it? Blamed it all on the alchohol. A bit of wisdom for you: all other men were in the same situation as you, and had the same access to the alcohol...please just get some help.

I'm not gonna lie, you've got a good voice...but I'm getting a little...or a LOT sick of the beginning of that nice lil romantic jig that goes, "And theyyy sayyy love, it don't come eeaassayyyy" there any more after that? I'm really starting to think there's not. Something about you makes me uneasy. For some reason Jillian is smitten, and I really hope the truth comes out, which it looks like it's gonna...because you are just shady. Clay and I BOTH feel it.

Tanner P.
I'm going to let you in on a little secret. The only reason Jillian kept you this week is because she wants a NAME. If it weren't for your little confession last week, I think Juan might still be there, and you not. Something about you reminds me of Andy Bernard off of the Office...and you really creep me out when you talk about feet. Which means you basically creep me out all the time, because that is ALL you talk about. I honest to goodness think you have mental issues that need to be sorted out. You must have something missing in your life, because you are obviously trying to fill it with feet...I don't have high hopes for you and Jillian.


Will you chill out? Please? All your obnoxious screaming is starting to make you look like you are 14. That's all.


Are you Denny Duquette? I think you are. But Denny is dead. Half of you don't know who Denny is.

Anyway- I just had to get that out of my system. Clay wont let me talk during the show...and he's not quite obsessed like I am enough to talk about it when we aren't watching.

I better do something before I go to bed. CYA!

PS. Did you guys hear about that blogger who faked this huge story about giving birth to a critically ill child and then it dying?'s crazy. Look here for story.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Chicken Kebabs



Chicken Kebabs


These are the best. SO EASY and so amazingly delicious. Just look at em! I know your mouth is watering. Anyhow...instructions on Chef Danielle.

Friday, June 5, 2009

What the heck?



What is with people? There is a Harry Potter "fan" who is sitting right across from the accounting lab. Someone asks, "Does Harry die in the 6th?" she says-- no, but Dumbledore does. HELLO?! Any TRUE Harry Potter fan knows that they shouldn't just give away major endings like that. Next, he says, well does he die in the 7th? She says, "No, he kills voldemort"- WHAT THE HECK?! I say, "YOu are giving away the ending! If someone wants to know the end they should read it! You are talking about things we shouldn't be talking about!" I seriously say this. She says, "It's not like I'm talking about sex..."


Anyway. I am so ashamed of this Harry Potter "fan"...she obviously isn't a real one.

I really need to chill....out.

Oh well. I love myself, I love Harry Potter, I love being a harry potter fan. I cannot deny these facts:)

Thursday, June 4, 2009


will be the death of me.
No...SCRATCH english class...will be the death of me. Now I know it wont physically kill me...but emotionally? mentally? mmmmmmmM...Yeah.

Robert Frost.

Why does everyone in my class heart him? His poems make no more sence to me than any other poem. I just finished reading...12 poems and think that I MIGHT understand one of them. And this is a HUGE attempt at understanding. I seem to understand them after my teacher tells us what it means...or what he THINKS it means...but before he breaks it down readers digest style, it is all like...OVER THE HEAD. I pray I pass this class.

Amy- I admire you. Your analytical skills must be sky high compared to mine. I can't believe you take these classes all the time!!!

P.S. Don't forget to check my last post- this is my second post today...the first one was way cooler.

I am a rockstar.

Because I made these:

Place Mats Collage

I love these.

I made these in my Home Decor sewing class. Have I expressed yet how GLAD I am I decided to get an emphasis in Home and Family Education? I LOVE THESE CLASSES!

Anyhow, the bottom right picture shows one of the most AWESOME things I learned in the class: mitered corners. They are awesome, and way easy peasy. Another thing I learned was the amazing wonders of the WALKING FOOT. Oh, how I desire one. They are like around...$165 my teacher said, so that is just one of the many things piling up on my wish list. Anyway- I LOVE the colors, patterns, and everything. Can you tell the direction I'm headed with my kitchen? BRIGHT, colorful, eclectic, you know...wonderful!

Anyway, keep lookin- soon I will post Clay's plaid shirt. It's home...I just prefer to take a picture of it ON him.

In case any of you are losing sleep over what we did for our anniversary:)...we basically ate pizza, watched Avonlea (which keeps getting better and BETTER), and did homework. Just an average day. What? That isn't good enough? Well- yeah it is. We are poor munchkins...neither of us are capable of justifying spending money for fancy food or movies......not until we have money!


Wednesday, June 3, 2009

3 Years

We have officially been married 3 years! Well, I guess technically we probably weren't married for another 30 minutes I don't think. hah. Anyway...feel free to send gifts our way! ;-)

School stinks. Thank goodness this is my last semester because I am SICK-OF-IT! I know I should be grateful, and feel so blessed. I am grateful. I do feel so blessed. But I feel like maybe this particular blessing has worked its course, done its duty, and is ready to go on to someone else.