Wednesday, November 17, 2010


Call us overzealous but tonight we put up our Christmas tree! I love the glow of the tree and the way it makes our little apartment feel so homey. (is that a word?) Anyway I have the Christmas bug. I am so excited for Christmas and spending time with family! I need to tell myself to slow down and enjoy Thanksgiving as well. We are going to California to spend Thanksgiving with my family. Can't wait!

Sunday, November 14, 2010


The weather in Yorba Linda....

Sunny High
Wind: From SE at 4 mph
Humidity: 52%
UV Index: 4 Moderate
Sunrise: 6:25 AM PT
Avg. High: 74°F
Record High: 80°F (2004)

and right now the weather in Rexburg...

Snow Shower Overnight Low
Wind: From SW at 6 mph
Humidity: 100%
Sunset: 5:02 PM MT
Avg. Low: 20°F
Record Low: -2°F (1978)

I NEED the warmth. I'm craving the warmth. 5 more days.

Monday, November 8, 2010


This past weekend we went down to Utah for a Jazz game! Justin's company had a banquet in a sky box at the Jazz game. It was sweeet! Of course, Justin wore his retro Jazz Jersey.We stayed at Uncle Dave and Aunt Kay's house. We love them!! All in all, it was an awesome weekend. 2 more weeks and we will be in California for Thanksgiving! Holla!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

the flood.

Yep. Basically our apartment was flooded with water yesterday. Our maintenance guy came and fixed our faucet yesterday but apparently our faucet doesn't fit our sink like it's supposed to, and therefor it keeps coming unscrewed. We have had a leak all semester and yesterday was epic. I went to turn the water off at the kitchen faucet and off popped the handle. Water was spraying into the air at high pressure. I was freaking out!! Water was drenching our apartment. I ran upstairs to try and find anyone who knew how to turn off the main water supply but no one was home! I was trying to cover the water at the base with my hands but the water pressure was so high it was blasting everywhere. I was under the sink trying to unscrew and screw every knob down there but nothing would turn off the water! My neighbor from upstairs ran down and called our manager, who sent our maintenance guy back but by that time the water had been spraying for like 10 minutes. Our kitchen floor had about 6 inches of water and the carpet was DRENCHED. They had to try and suck up the water from the kitchen...which worked but getting the water out of the carpet is another story. We have huge fans trying to dry it out and a carpet cleaner came this morning to suck out the water. The carpet is still damp and our house is still a disaster. The only thing I'm really bummed about is our bookshelf got wet. All of our books are going to have wrinkly paper now. ugh....but other than that we pretty much just spent like 2 hours drying everything off! I guess it's a good story but kind of a pain to deal with! OH and while this whole thing was happening...I was home alone. Justin was in you can imagine how much I was freaking out! It was nuts but I survived. Anyway yesterday was pretty eventful...hopefully we won't have any "events" for a while :)

Monday, November 1, 2010


Do you ever plan out a meal, follow the recipe and it FLOPS. Welcome to my life. The last 2 things i've tried to make have not turned out. I am so bummed! I feel so bad serving my husband mush for dinner haha but no really it was going well for a while but lately it has been rough. I am determined to learn how to cook. I want to be a good cook! I guess it just takes practice. I am so grateful that Justin eats my food...even though I see him sneaking into the kitchen for late night snacks...I wonder why. My mom is an awesome cook and my mother-in-law is an amazing cook! What's the secret?! Even though I am discouraged I think i'll make beef stew tomorrow. Wish me luck!!!