Friday, August 29, 2008


About your husband...
1. What is his name? Jacob
2. How long have you been together? We've been married 4 months, and known each other for a little over a year
3. How long did you date? Four months before we got engaged
4. How old is he? 23, but turns 24 in october
5. Who eats more? He does, most of the time- but sometimes I do
6. Who said I love you first? Jake did- I waited until he said it- boys are supposed to say it first!
7. Who is taller? Jake
8. Who can sing better? Jake of course- he is really good at opera early in the morning
9. Who is smarter? Street smart- Jake, I am probably more book smart because I am a geek
10. Who's temper is worse? Mine- Jake never gets mad
11. Who does the laundry? Both of us
12. Who pays the bills? Jake
13. Who sleeps on the right side? Jake
14. Who mows the lawn? Jake
15. Who cooks dinner? Jake- I am more of a baker :)
16. Who is better with the computer? Me
17. Who has bigger feet? Jake! I am excited about that because I have big monster feet for a girl
18. Who drives? Jake
19. Who is more stubborn? Not sure, probably me
20. Who kissed who first? Jake kissed me first
21. Who proposed? Jake did, even though I was being stupid the whole night and didn't realize anything was going on- He suggested a nice restaurant and I said "no, i want to go to applebees"
22. Who asked who out? We were set up- then jake asked me out after that!
23. Who has more friends? We both have lots of friends
24. Who is more sensitive? Me of course- I am the girl!
25. Who has more siblings? I do- six, jake has four
26. Whose parents do you see the most? Jake's
27. Who wears the pants? I like to make Jake think that he does... (I think this question is dumb)

Thursday, August 28, 2008

We Sold It!!

After a month and a half (about) of having a third car, we finally sold it! Jake put it up on KSL without much luck- we had one person come check it out, and then another person say they were on their way to come look at it but never showed. So we waited a few weeks and then I got extremely anxious looking out the window and seeing it in front of our house, so I decided to put it up on Craigslist. I put it up on Sunday, and the next day I had about ten emails in my inbox. I was super excited! I had one set of parents call me twice so they could have their daughter test drive it. She liked it after driving it, but said that she had another car she wanted to check out that night, before she made her decision. That night I had another girl come look at it and she decided she really liked it and wanted to get it. Jake and I told her that the other girl was taking her time so she should really jump on it. The next day we got her offer! We decided to go ahead and give it to her (they were both offering the same amount). I am super excited! Now we don't have to pay for it anymore and I don't have to see it! Our driveway was crowded with a police car, my new car, and then the cars of our friends that live downstairs. We were looking like a circus house. We decided to get a new car about month and a half ago, so it was time to sell the other one. I am sure my brother will be sad because it means he won't be able to use it anymore. Sorry Mike!

(nissan versa)
this is what our new car looks like :)

Friday, August 22, 2008

We went skydiving! It was so much fun! A bunch of people from my work went a couple of weeks ago, and I was a little nervous so I didn't go with them. My boss convinced me that I should go- he even had another co-worker tell me the only way he would go is if I would go. So, I decided to do it, and made Jake get in on the action! So on Wednesday we showed up (it is out in Tooele) and watched a twenty minute video where they showed you exactly what you needed to do in the air (Belly button, Breathe, Banana). While being attached to a skydiver by four caribeeners you have to stand on the edge of a platform on the plane while flying through the air, then on the count of 3 you have to stick you belly out first (belly button) with your head back as far as it can go. Then proceed to breathe through your teeth (breathe) and then when the instructor says to, curve your body like a banana in the air. We couldn't stop laughing throughout the entire video, but don't you worry..we remembered the three B's! I had the awesome opportunity to be attached to a guy who smelled like cigarette smoke and talked about his "hot 27 year-old" wife (which I don't 100% believe because he was about 5'5'' and was wearing a man tank top and camo cargo pants). I don't know about Jake's experience, because he seemed to have a normal instructor, but mine was crazy. We did a flip out of the airplane and then he pulled the cord for the parachute and then let me direct where it was going. Then he told me to pull it in a certain way that we were parallel to the ground and were spinning super fast. I thought I was going to lose it. I felt so sick. I must have looked worse than I felt, because when I got to the ground I couldn't walk very well and Jake said that I was super pale. I guess it is a good idea to eat before you jump out of plane.... Jake loved his experience and we really want to go again! We would only have to go one more time with an instructor attached to us, and then one our third jump we jump solo, but with two instructors jumping at the same time. If you haven't done it, you should definitely try it! It was awesome!

After the jump by the airplane

I couldn't get a good picture with Jake's whole face, so he looks like Two-Face

In other news, we got a new kitchen table and chairs! We are very excited about that...and I am also posting a picture of the paintings I went to Tai Pan 4 times for- I swear the workers there think I am insane. But i HAD to have them! (the picture is for you mom...)

Can anyone guess who is on the tv in the back? That's right, it is P. Diddy!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Well we decided to do a little hike yesterday morning, and it was alot of fun! We went up to Little CottonWood Canyon to a hike Jake used to do with his friends when he was still in school. It was alot of fun! I was even able to wear my Chacos, which I love and try to wear them every chance I can. We ate a little picnic lunch after the hike and then went back home to watch the olympics. I love watching the olympics! I think the summer ones are my favorite- mostly because of the gymnastics. I have also grown to like watching the swimming, especially because I want to see if Michael Phelps can get all the golds from all his events. Watching them makes me want to get out and exercise more, but it doesn't do much good when you watch them while you are eating Taco Bell for dinner. Oh well, someday things will get better!

We look like we are in High School in all of these pictures!

In other news, Jake was able to bid for his new schedule and starting August 31, we will have Sundays together! I am VERY excited to finally have a whole day together. We will actually get to make good sunday dinners together and I am very excited!

He is sanding one of the kitchen cupboards, and is VERY excited about it!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Al Borland and Gangsters

So, this past week I went to TJ Maxx at lunch to just look around. I usually find cute stuff pretty inexpensive and went to just see if there was anything I couldn't live without. After browsing through the racks, I found this super cute coat. It is a dark green plaid pea coat, and after trying it on and walking around the store with it on, I decided I couldn't live without it. Plus it was only $20! I also have a habit of getting black coats that are cute, but are not warm in the winter. I felt pretty good after buying it, and was excited to show Jake my steal of a deal! The next day after jake came home from work i tried it on for him (after promising him it was the cutest coat and he would love it) and you know what he said? "I don't want to hurt your feelings, but it reminds me of Al Borland". Needless to say, I was a bit disappointed but laughed it off. (i promise the coat is super cute!)
I have also been told that the next time I go shopping for jeans, Jake gets to come. I have a habit of getting jeans that are comfortable and don't fit 100%. Most of the time I am able to take them off without even unbuttoning them. I look like a gangster! I should probably apply to be on "What Not to Wear".
In other news, we have started a humongous project that I was really excited about, but just realized it is a huge undertaking. We are re-doing our kitchen. We started by taking off one cupboard door and discovered there are about seven layers of paint! The guy who remodeled the house before Jake moved in had a tendency to just slop the paint on, even over the hinges. We want to fix up the kitchen and make it look beautiful, and part of that is sanding down the cupboards until they are smooth and repainting them. I went out and got some paint stripper and slapped some on, after Jake attempted to sand it and it didn't even look like he had touched it. After peeling it off, it actually worked! It is going to take FOREVER, but I am sure it will be beautiful!
Today was my first time in my new calling- Primary teacher for the 7 year olds turning 8. I didn't spend enough time preparing my lesson, so it didn't go as smooth as I had hoped. I am usually okay winging it, and figured that after teaching primary to other ages, and working with kids all last summer I would be okay. After I got into class today I didn't realize how long it had been since I had been around kids that age. There was one boy that is going to be my challenge this year. When the primary president came over to give me the manual, she told me and the other teacher (the girl who lives downstairs), that there was one boy who had "alot of energy and loves to express it during primary". I took this as "there is a crazy, out of control boy who is going to drive you nuts". I didn't realize how rough it was going to be. After a morning of him not listening and in sharing time yelling, kicking chairs, telling a boy in the front row "YOU STINK BIG TIME", (the bishop even came up to me and told me the kid was hard to control) I realized I am going to have to rely completely on the Lord for this one. Jake said that I could tell him I would beat him up if he didn't listen, and could bring his tazer into class, but I decided that probably wasn't the best option, and the kid might even want to be tazed. I am guessing I was put into this calling to learn patience. I do have four other kids in the class that are amazingly perfect, and the bishop's son is seriously one of the cutest kids I have ever seen. I am excited for the calling, but today was ready to tell the bishop I couldn't handle it. At least I only have to teach everyother week, and can control the crazy kid while Angela teaches.
I am off to eat a dinner of macaroni and cheese...