Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Adventure of the Day!

Here's for my Adventure of the Day!

So, Scott and I have this system, and it's worked out really well for us so far...until yesterday. We have one key for the car, so we keep it on a clip and switch it from each other's key chains. We have also decided that Scott should keep his keys on him no matter what because it has his oil on it. You can never be too prepared.

Now, our morning schedules go like this: I take Scott to work at 700am, I come back home, eat breakfast and finish getting ready, and leave for work at 730am. Everyday, that's how it goes. I almost always take my keys with me because, hello, I can't just leave the house unlocked.

Well, yesterday morning, for some reason, was different because first of all, I decided to just grab the car key off of Scott's keys and not take my house key. I went out and started the car, and Scott came out after me and we left. Just my luck, I got back from dropping him off to find out he had locked the door behind him and I didn't have my house key. Hurridly I got back into the car and drove back to Walmart, went to find Scott, and asked him for his keys only to find out he didn't grab them off the hook this morning! Both of our keys were locked in the house!!

So I ran back home, I paced and paced, I didn't know what to do. Normally I climb through the window, but the ladder behind our house was gone, so I couldn't do that. Besides, I was wearing my flats and it had just happened to snow that morning! And our landlord had already left to work. Well, I decided to finally just tough it out and figure out a way up into our window. My feet were soaking wet, but I struggled through that window and got wet, muddy footprints all over my kitchen table. Lovely! But I made it! And I was very late to work. The end. What an exciting story! Moral of the story? Don't lock both your keys in the house when you need to go to work. Watch out for your keys. Don't lose them. Leave a spare key. Do something! And make sure strangers can't crawl through your window either. Thanks! What an exciting day...

Saturday, November 27, 2010


I have so much to be thankful for.

I'm thankful for...
- My wonderful husband, who sticks by my side no matter what mood I'm in, and cleans the house for me when I have too much homework, and holds me close when I am down. I am so grateful to be sealed to him for all time and eternity. I am so grateful for his friendship. I am so glad I married my best friend in the whole world. I can't imagine life without him, and that's why I get to have him for eternity!
- The rest of my family. I am thankful for sisters, who, when we are together, can just talk and talk and talk. I am thankful for my mom, who I can share anything with, and laugh about anything with. My mom and sisters are so beautiful. I am grateful for my dad, and how willing to help he is. I love how he doesn't let things get him down. Keep pushing on with that restaurant, dad, I know you can do it!
- How can I forget my other family now? I am so thankful for a great mother-in-law who does better than she thinks she does. She is so full of love and wisdom - I find every word she says so valuable. I am thankful for a father-in-law that is willing to talk about anything...and I mean anything. I am thankful for wonderful sister-in-laws and funny brother-in-laws. I am especially grateful for their friendship and accepting me into their family. And I just love their darling children!
- I am grateful for our jobs. Even though some parts of our jobs (*cough* Walmart *cough*) may not seem ideal, I am very grateful for a steady schedule and a steady income. We have both been blessed immensely, and I hope to be able to show the Lord how grateful I am for the jobs He has given us by using our money wisely and doing our best at our jobs.
- I am so thankful for our home. I love our little house, and we are only moving when we have 3 kids and absolutely cannot fit anymore people in. I have made so many memories in this house with my husband, and I am so grateful to Stephen for helping us find such a wonderful place for Scott and I to begin our marriage/family together in.
- I am thankful for our possessions. That sounds a little greedy, but I really am grateful for the things we have. I am grateful for pots and pans to allow me to cook. I am grateful for utensils. I am grateful for our TV, and how happy it makes Scott, haha. I am especially grateful for our bed, and how warm it keeps us and night and allows us to get a good night's rest and wake up for the next day of work. I am ever grateful for my laptop, and how it has allowed us to stay connected with our friends when we have been hermits and how I can still continue my schooling at Utah State even though I work full-time down in Provo. I am also grateful for our cell phones. They are our life-lines.
- I am so thankful for our ever-faithful little car, Sally the Sentra. Even more so, I am so thankful to Brad who bought it and fixed it up in the first place, took good care of it, and gave it to us when Scotty got home from his mission. This car has been through so much with us, and I will cry the day she dies (which shouldn't be for another several years). I pray that I will be able to take as good care of her as Brad has that she may continue to be strong and healthy to take us to our various places in safety.
- The Gospel. There are so many individual things about the Gospel that I am thankful for, but when it comes down to it, it is all about the Gospel. Gospel means "good news" and it has been such good news in my life. I know through the Atonement of Jesus Christ I can be wiped clean from my sins and mistakes. I am so thankful for temples and the power of the priesthood, that we can do work for the dead (and for ourselves) and that Scott leads as patriarch in our home. I am also thankful for prophets who guide and direct us today. I know the words they say are true, no matter what anyone else tries to say about them.
- I am thankful for food. I love cooking. Did I mention I love cooking?
- I am so especially thankful for music. What would I do in my life without music? I am so thankful for my piano (yes - my piano), he has been there for me for so many years now. I am so thankful for singing. Oh, what would I ever do without singing? I am thankful for the peaceful and powerful spirit music can bring into our homes and our lives. I love music.
- Last, but not least, I am thankful for all of you who are my friends. Thank you for everyone who has made a difference in my life. I will never forget your kindness, your humor and laughter, or anything else that made me love you!

Whew! What a long post. I love Thanksgiving. And now that we have been grateful....it's time for Christmas!!

Deck the Halls with boughs of holly!
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la, la, la.
Tis the Season to be jolly!
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la, la, la.
Don we now our gay apparel!
Fa-la-la, Fa-la-la, la, la, la.
Troll the ancient Yule Tide Carol!
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la, la, la!!!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Babies and BYU Games

So my Dad calls me up mid Saturday morning and says,

"Hi, what are your plans today?"

Me: (thinking this is a random call from my dad to be asking me what my plans were) "Nothing much. I've got some homework to do. Oh, and Scott wants to go up to the Benson's and watch the BYU football game on TV."

Dad: "Actually, he's not."

Me: "Are you saying what I think you're saying?"

Dad: "Yes. Greg's friend has 4 extra tickets, and Scott already said he's coming."

Me: "But, Scott doesn't get off til 4!" (The game started at 4pm)

Dad: "That's ok. Just meet us here when you can. See ya!"

And thus is the beginning of the story of Greg's awesome friend giving us 4 tickets to BYU's last home game, the game which Scott actually really wanted to go to since it was the last home game but was sad because he had to work until right when it started. Well, I knew he'd be in a hurry when I picked him up, so I carefully laid out his BYU shirt, BYU hoody, and BYU hat and went to go pick him up. And yes, he was in a hurry. He was literally bouncing up and down in his seat, he was so excited!

And we actually got pretty good parking, and ran the whole way to the stadium, and got there by the 2nd quarter. Not a bad time to get there. And guess where the seats were??? THIRD ROW. I couldn't have liked Greg's friend anymore than I did at that time. This game was so awesome!! And cold!

Cosmo actually waved to me! To ME!

Number 9 also happens to be my number. In case you might have forgotten. :)

Some pretty awesome views of touchdowns (or fake touchdowns because of a "penalty") from our seats!

We won! BYU officially gets to go to a Bowl Game!! Now if only they can beat the U this weekend....

What a fun night that was!

And the night before...Lizzie had her baby!! Nine months to the day we were married, Scott's sister had her baby..hehe.

Logan Rowe (he has a middle name, but I can't remember what it is)
8lbs 4oz, tons of hair, and huge feet.

Scotyt was such a natural holding him. Well, he's kind of looking like maybe he is confused, like maybe he really does want to be a daddy...hmmm!!

See how much hair he has! And so dark!

Did I happen to mention he has huge feet? I know this picture is hard to tell, but they are as long as my husband's pinky. He doesn't fit the newborn socks. His dad says we should call him Big Foot!

And yes, these picture's are displayed with Liz's permission. Congratulations, Liz! We are so excited to have Logan be in our big, happy family, and we can't wait for Kristina's baby in the Spring!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

We Are a Happy Family

Back row: Greg, Scott, Dad
Front Row: Heather, Me, Candice, Jenn, Mom, Thomas

Monday, November 8, 2010

My Little Brother is a United States Marine!

Sorry it's been so long since I last posted! Times have been busy, that's for sure. I have had lots and lots of homework to take up all my time when I'm not at work, but now that things are winding down just a bit, hopefully I will be able to post some more!

Well, here is just a sneak peak of our fun-filled trip to sunny San Diego, CA this last weekend. My little brother just graduated from Camp Pendleton Marine Recruit Training. He is an official United States Marine!! Go my little Brother!!

We are all so proud of him. He has put in a lot of hard work these past three months at Camp Pendleton. It was so great to see him marching out there on the parade deck with all the other Marines, and it made us all cry, haha. My little Brother is such a stud!!