Tuesday, May 18, 2010

"Organizing them, duh"

My wife is an organizer. Her special gift manifests itself in the nuances of life. One, for instance, occurred today in something neither I— nor anyone else, I’m sure—would generally think of. When Marisa got home from work today she sat down at the table and started talking to me. I had just finished up a practice test for the LSAT and had all my pencils out on the table. As she talked to me, Marisa started organizing my pencils from longest to shortest! I was confused and had to ask “ummm. . . excuse me, what exactly are you doing with my pencils?” Of course, as if I didn’t already know they were disorganized, she told me “organizing them, duh.” I just had to take a picture.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Marisa and I just got back from our one-year anniversary. On Friday afternoon we hustled from Provo to Providence, which is located just outside of Logan, in only two hour amidst rush-hour traffic because of my sick driving skills; Google map says it takes two hours and fifteen minutes—ha, beat ya sucka!

As soon as we arrived it started raining, even hailing for a second. I haven’t seen rain like that since I was in Brazil. We bought an umbrella from Walmart after checking in at our bed and breakfast. Then we headed to The Iron Gate Grill before Marisa “ate her arm” (those are her words verbatim).

Marisa stepped outside her restaurant comfort zone and ordered baby back ribs! Very uncharacteristic of her, but I liked the idea mostly because I knew she would give me one or two of them. I ordered fillet mignon . . . mmmm, delish. We got a free cheesecake complementary of Providence Inn. We downed it in less than 90 seconds.

Today we visited the Logan temple. Both Marisa and I had never been there before. That’s us right above the flowers in the middle.

Now we’re baby sitting for a couple in our ward: Kyle and Ashley Christensen. Kyle leaves for military training next week, so we thought we would let them have a date night. The baby’s name is James. I like to call him King James. But I came up with the name before Lebron had nine ridiculous turnovers against the Celtics in game six that sent Lebron back to Cleveland without yet another title. That really ticked me off. Geez. Now I’m thinking of calling the baby “The Milk Man.” He downed his bottle of milk as fast as we downed our cheesecake.

Friday, May 7, 2010

A few highlights...

The last couple of weeks have been really fun for Danny and I as we have enjoyed the new "spare time" Danny has since graduating!

Here are a few of the highlights...

Danny prepared his very first meal for me! Country fried steak and potatoes. It was delish!

I tried a new recipie which are called "Homemade Oreos" and O how good they are. Danny & I will probably gain 5lbs from the number of cookies we have eaten.

We made a little trip up to Kaysville to watch my little bro play lacrosse. He is the studly #37.

Last but not least we went and watched the movie "Last Song" which we completely paid for with gift cards that we thought had no money left on them. Talk about SCORE! This is Danny PRETENDING that he is experiencing what a hurricane might feel like because we OBVIOUSLY didn't pay for this unique experience.

That is the latest with us. We will be sure to keep you posted on all our upcoming summer adventures! (assuming summer decides to show up. no more 50 degree weather please).
P.S. In case you wondering how I liked "Last Song" I would tell you that I liked it. The story line was cute and I even cried. However Miley Cyrus isn't the greatest actress so keep that in mind and maybe you should just hold out until it is in the dollar theater.