Monday, February 25, 2008

D.C. or Bust

The other night Aaron and i were talking about what we were going to do over the summer. Aaron's main plan is to take the GMAT on the 14th of May, then spend the rest of the summer studying and taking the CPA exam. I had been looking on Craiglist for jobs that looked do-able and interesting. A degree in Sociology and a minor in family life pretty much prepares you for NOTHING in the work force. I started looking into medical related jobs that i might be able to do and i kept seeing a need for dental assistants. After more research i found out that dental assistants get paid very well but i would need to be trained and have a little experience under my belt. I figured that once i graduated i would start looking for a job here and beg and plead a dentist to train me (because i have no experience).

Also, Aaron and i have been having Provo Cabin Fever... if that makes any sense. No offense to Provo, but we're ready for something different. Anyway, I told Aaron that i was seriously considering being a dental assistant, and he gets this look on his face like he's thinking really hard and he says "Here's a crazy idea, why don't we go to D.C. so that your Dad can train you. We could go to a different place, i could still study and you would be able to get the experience that you need." After some deliberation (and a call to my parents to make sure this was even a possibility) we're excited to say that we will be moving to D.C. over the summer!!

We're planning on driving the Jetta out to Virginia the afternoon of the 15th (because Aaron is taking the GMAT the morning of the 14th) and we'll stay there until the middle of August. We'll drive back to Utah pack up the rest of our stuff and move to California at the end of August. Everything just fell into place really easily and Aaron and i feel really good about going!! So its D.C. or bust!

Friday, February 22, 2008

The Name Game

Sorry there is so much random stuff that i've put on my blog recently, but i couldn't pass this up!!

1 . YOUR ROCK STAR NAME: (first pet & current car)
Brindle Jetta
2.YOUR GANGSTA NAME: (fave ice cream flavor, favorite cookie)
Peanut Butter 'n' Chocolate Chocolate Chip
3. YOUR “FLY Guy/Girl” NAME: (first initial of first name, first three letters of your last name)
4. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite color, favorite animal)
Yellow Dog
5. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, city where you were born)
Katherine Vienna
6. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first)
7.SUPERHERO NAME: (”The” + 2nd favorite color, favorite drink)
The Blue Diet Dr. Pepper
8. NASCAR NAME: (the first names of your grandfathers)
John Jay
9. STRIPPER NAME: (the name of your favorite perfume/cologne/scent, favorite candy)
Happy M&M
10.WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (mother’s & father’s middle names )
Louise Ray (i think with this name they would move me to the South)
11. TV WEATHER ANCHOR NAME: (Your 5th grade teacher’s last name, a major city that starts with the same letter)
Sullivan Seattle
12. SPY NAME: (your favorite season/holiday, flower)
Spring Hibiscus
13. CARTOON NAME: (favorite fruit, article of clothing you’re wearing right now + “ie” or “y”)
Raspberry Sweatpanties
14. HIPPY NAME: (What you ate for breakfast, your favorite tree)
Slim Fast Oak
15. YOUR ROCKSTAR TOUR NAME: (”The” + Your fave hobby/craft, fave weather element + “Tour”)
The Blog Sun Tour

Tag: Leandra, Jillian, Ashby, Tiffany, Paige

Thursday, February 21, 2008

The Challenge

I signed up for the 50 million pound challenge! I had seen ads for it on TV (the ones with Dr. Ian) and i wanted to lose a few pounds so i thought that by joining it might give me a little extra motivation. What you do is go to their website and sign up, then they give you this page that helps you track you weight until you reach your goal weight. Every time you weigh yourself you type it into your page and it tracks your progress. I'm not looking to lose tons of weight but i thought i would be fun to try to help with the challenge. I'm excited about it!! I'll keep you posted on how things go.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

My Color

Well i'm still sick with the stupid cold and i'm bored, can you tell?

Take this test!
You're yellow, the color of joy and energy — two things you definitely bring to everyone around you. It's hard for anyone to be sad or lonely in your presence; your sunny disposition and cheery outlook just won't allow it. The warmth of your personality shines through in the kindness you show friends and family (and strangers, too). Always ready with a lighthearted joke or heartfelt compliment, you know how to make people feel good about themselves, so they can't get enough of you. Yellow is a warm and inviting color for a warm and inviting person — you!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Sick Day

Since last Monday Aaron has been sick with a horrible cold. This is a guy who never gets sick with anything but has been sick for a week straight. Sunday night i started to feel icky and i started having the same symptoms that Aaron had. I managed to do alright for the rest of the day, and i made it through monday without too much trouble. But i woke up this morning feeling HORRIBLE. So i spent all day here: notice the bottled water, the humidifier, and halls lozenges. (Aaron was on the other couch, but we took down his little bed before i could get a picture) Unfortunately, Aaron is still sick and woke up at 4:30am because of a horrible coughing fit. He ran some errands (at 4:30am desperate to get more medicine and a humidifier to help him feel better). He forgot a few things so he ran some errands in the middle of the day. He came home with these. People Magazine and Real Simple Magazine. He really knows how to make a sick girl feel better!!
Today i was on a strict regimen of robitussin, aleve, dayquil/nyquil, water and m&m's (easter colors of course, because they taste better that way.)
Tomorrow i'm going to class (it's only two hours of class and hopefully i can make it through) then i'll probably come home and take to my bed. As for Aaron, he's taking Mucinex to clear up his chest congestion, and will be taking DayQuil to manage the long commute to Salt Lake for class. Being sick sucks

Monday, February 18, 2008

It's a Celebration

Thanks to the holiday Aaron and i had the entire day off to celebrate.
This morning i woke up around 8am and snuck out of the house and went to McDonalds. I came home and put it on a plate and woke Aaron up to his favorite breakfast , in bed. Although he opted to get up and eat it at the table.The theme for Aaron's presents was "what every man needs..." so therefore there is a basketball, a frisbee, a baseball glove, a baseball, and work gloves. There was also Scrubs season two but that doesn't go along with the theme.Then we did a family dinner at Tucanos (Aaron had a free-dinner coupon). It was DELICIOUS!!Then there was cake. Happy Birthday (again) Aaron!

Happy Birthday Aaron!!

24 years ago today Aaron graced the earth with his presence, all 10 lbs and 2 oz of him!! He is the best husband a girl could ask for. Happy Birthday babe, i hope its everything you wished it would be!!

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Happy Valentines Day!

This Valentines day we started a few new traditions and continued with some others. For the past three Valentines Days that we have spent together we get a big picture framed. This year we found this amazing picture and frame at a place called Kirkland's in the mall. It was in our price range so we bought it a few days before Valentines Day. We're not going to hang it up quite yet, and only took it out of the box for a picture. We're going to hang it up in our new apartment when we move to California.
For dinner we thought we were really brilliant by planning on going around 4:30pm in order to "Beat the crowd," and when we walked into Carrabas it was PACKED! There was already a 30 to 40 minute wait. Thankfully the bar was open so we were seated right away, and we got to watch people make the food. It was really interesting. The food was amazing as always, and i got the tomato basil salmon, which makes me hungry just thinking about it. Plus we got to eat all the warm bread with herb olive oil that we wanted.When we got home Aaron had a few surprises for me. He bought me three Chick Flicks (from FYE of course), The Wedding Planner, Must love Dogs, and My Big Fat Greek Wedding!AND he made me a chocolate on chocolate cake from SCRATCH!!! And he wrote me a cute little note in strawberries. I have to brag, i have the BEST husband ever!!!!He did all these surprises for me even though he has been sick for the past couple of days. After we had some cake, he crashed on the couch and we watched the rest of the Mavs vs Suns game.
Overall, it was a fantastic Valentines Day!!!

Matt's Birthday

On the 13th Matt turned the ripe old age of 24. Despite all the things that tried to prevent us from having a good time like the speeding ticket (which happened earlier that day), the ATM machine eating my debit card, the fact that it was snowing causing dangerous road situations, and Aaron being sick, we had a really good time! We went out to Red Robin with Matt and his girlfriend Rachel. Then we went back to Matt's place to open up gifts. Rachel made cupcakes and was having a get together at her apartment, but Aaron wasn't feeling well so we missed having cupcakes. We had a lot of fun chatting and laughing. Happy birthday Matt!! Thanks for including us in your special day.

Friday, February 15, 2008

My FIRST Speeding Ticket

So the day of the 13th didn't start out so well for me. I went to class in the morning like usual, but i deviated from my normal path home. I decided to drive down University so that i could pick up Matt's birthday gift. I turned left away from the Marriott center and was driving past the chevron when i noticed a police car behind me. The lights weren't flashing so i assumed that it was just a cop on her way somewhere. I waited at the stop light and once it turned green and once i started moving, the cop started flashing the lights. My heart just about fell out of my body. She came up to my car and said that i was going a little fast. I asked how fast i was going and she said 45 in a 30 zone. She took my drivers license and my registration and as soon as she walked away i burst into tears. She came back to my car and told me that she was only putting me down for going 35 in a 30, which was really nice of her. For the next 2 hours i proceeded to bawl my eyes out. I'm emotional, can you tell? I called Aaron and bawled to him. I have only been pulled over once before, but the guy cop hit on me and only gave me a warning. Getting an actual ticket is scary.Ten days from now i have to go to this tiny box of a "courthouse" in Provo, pay for my ticket and sign up for driving school. If i go to driving school, which is free and is only an hour and a half session, then the ticket doesn't go on my insurance. This ticket has also turned me into a nazi about the speed limit. I now say things like "Whoa, i'm going the speed limit and this guy is tailgating me, HE should get pulled over."

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Ashby's Tag

I did something similar to this a few months ago, but hey, i haven't posted in awhile so why not??

1. 10 years ago:
Well i'm not the brightest star in the sky. The first time i filled this survey out i said that i was in the 8th grade, which isn't true. 10 years ago i was in the 6th grade with my party class (meaning all the kids who were friends ended up in the same class). I remember i had to take a test early because i was going out of town for something so my stupid teacher Ms. Manello sent me and a buddy to go make a copy of the test i was about to take in the front office. Why she sent me, i'll never know. It was a test about the Amendments, and OF COURSE i was going to read it while i walked to the office and back. Ms. Manello caught me reading it and yelled at me for being a horrible cheater. I bawled my eyes out. She told me i had to take an even harder test because i had given up my privileges of taking the same test as everyone else. She picked 9 amendments and i had to write out exactly what each amendment was. I got a 100% on the test. Plus it was her fault that she sent an 11 year old to the office and back to copy her own test. What an idiot... i showed her! ha.

2. 5 things on my to-do-list today: Take a nap (oddly enough i never really fell asleep last night. I woke up about 15 times just to look at my clock, it was all very strange), finish my study guide for my HFL 100 class, review my study guide, make dinner, and get to bed by 10:30pm. I know you're pretty jealous of my daily routine, i have such a hip-happenin lifestyle.

3. Snacks I enjoy: My most recent obsession is reduced fat Wheat Thins, but other than that i like any type of m&m (although i'm most partial to peanut butter), ritz crackers with cheddar cheese, eating dry cereal especially Eggo cereal and Frosted mini wheats, and Polly-O string cheese, it has to be Polly-O, not that other mozzerella crap.

4. Things I would do if I were suddenly made a billionaire: I'd get a chef/nutritionist to make all my meals and tell me what to eat so that i could be healthier, buy a whole new wardrobe, stop worrying what job i want to do over the summer and in california, travel to all the places i've been dying to go and stay there for at leasst two weeks so i could get over jet lag and take my dear sweet time looking at everything, and pay someone to create a real hypoallergenic dog that is big and can protect me when Aaron goes out of town

5. Places I have lived: Vienna, Virginia; Provo, Utah; and soon to be San Jose, California (does that count?)

6. Jobs I have had: I was a Life Guard at Vienna Woods for 3 summers, a receptionist for William R. Stringham D.D.S., and a full time student. I have a very deep resume as you can tell...

7. Things people don't know about me: I'm a meat-a-phob, meaning that i don't like to eat meat unless it has been properly trimmed by me or someone who knows me very well. At cafe rio i get the vegetarian salad. At restaurants i usually tend to just get Salmon because there is very little to no fat at all. If i do get meat at a restaurant it has to be properly "doctored" before i'll put it in my mouth. If i come over to your house and pick out all of the meat or don't eat the meat please don't be offended, i'm just a huge weirdo. I'm extremely forgetful. Not just in the sense that i forget to call people back or forget to grab things at the grocery store (which happens unless i make a list). i'm forgetful in the sense that i have left my car keys in the ignition over night at least three times (the car was turned off of course) but i always run around frantic in the morning looking for my freakin keys and they have been sitting in the car the whole time. I forgot to pick up Aaron's dry cleaning the day before he had to leave for an interview in california and had to call the dry cleaning guy and beg him to let me come and get his shirts even though the store was closing.

Tag 5 people: Jillian C., Chelsea A., Rachel H., Grace M., and Tiffany C.

Friday, February 1, 2008

My Dearest Winter

Dear Winter,

I'm pretty sure that we can't be friends anymore. I went to class today and there was no snow, when i walked back to my car there was three inches of snow on the ground and on my car. That's just not cool. I also think that you ruined my shoes. I'll take cash for that. Maybe next year people will like you better.

Kara Barnard