Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Rudolph the Red Nosed Pretzel

So Jamie and I decided that tonight was the night to do Christmas treats. We made Jamie's fudge and white chocolate covered pretzel rods. Jamie enjoyed dipping so much that I decided to decorate most of them. I got kind of creative on some of them...

I know, we did it. We put sprinkles on Christmas pretzels, but we think they look cool. Also, those are in fact little Rudolph pretzels. When Jamie saw the first one she said (and I quote), "More, more, more, more!"

And there were more...

Jamie has a nice macro feature on her camera, doesn't she? We'll let you know how they taste!

Jamie just informed me that they're too cute to eat. Drat.

I'm still going to eat them.

The End.

Merry Christmas

Okay for real... The End.

Jamie says hi

Here's another video for you (for those of you who aren't my Facebook friends)

Okay... bye.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Christmas Questions

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Wrapping paper. I actually enjoy wrapping presents and I like the chaos of opening them on Christmas morning.

2. Real tree or Artificial? I haven't ever had a real tree. I think it would be fun to have it one year, but this year we have a tiny baby tree. 

3. When do you put up the tree? After Thanksgiving.

4. When do you take the tree down? Whenever we get around to it. Around New Years.

5. Do you like eggnog? Not at all.

6. Favorite gift received as a child? I can't just pick one. Too much fun stuff. 

7. Hardest person to buy for? My parents or David. Nobody tells me what they want!

8. Easiest person to buy for? My sister. 

9. Do you have a nativity scene? Yes. It is tiny. And doesn't have any shepherds. But it does have a sheep. She has a baby sheep on her back. I think she secretly thinks she is a koala. 

10. Mail or email Christmas cards? none this year. Eventually mail I would hope.

11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? I can't think of anything I hated. 

12. Favorite Christmas Movie? I want to see It's a Wonderful Life. I haven't ever seen it. I love The Bishop's Wife though too. 

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? After finals. So like, a week and a half before Christmas. Yikes. 

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Nope

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Fudge. Cheeseball and crackers. Cookies. 

16. Lights on the tree (colored or clear)? Our tree has little round colorful ones. 

17. Favorite Christmas song? O Holy Night, Carol of the bells, We three kings

18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? Both. Going to my parent's house. 

19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer's? Yup

20. Angel, star or ribbon on top of tree? A little tinfoil star.

21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? Christmas Morning. The sleepless anxious night of wondering what will be in all those boxes is half the fun!

22. Favorite children's Christmas song? There are too many fun ones. 

23. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? Cranky people and finals. 

24. Favorite ornament theme or color? "Vintage" shiny bright ornaments

25. Turkey or ham on Christmas day? Ham, but for dinner on Christmas eve.

26. What do you want for Christmas this year? I have no idea... 

27. Does anyone in your family dress up as Santa? No.

28. Age you discovered who Santa was? I don't remember but it was not a good day. 

29. Eggnog, hot chocolate, or apple cider? Hot Chocolate.

30. Traditional colors (red and green) or other colors? I like red, green, silver, white, 

31. Do you have any Christmas decorations on your roof? We can't get to the roof. We have lights in our windows though!

32. How does Santa get into your house? Chimney or magic key? Chimney. Or my parent's chimney :-)

33. Do you prefer gifts or gift cards? I like gifts. Gift cards make me anxious when I have to use them. (Yeah, I am weird.)

34. Favorite children's Christmas Cartoon? Probably the Grinch. Something like that. 


Tuesday, November 16, 2010


We fell off the blogging bandwagon. Your regularly scheduled randomness will resume (hopefully) within the next couple days. I got sick, worked this weekend, and David is having major computer drama...Basically we forgot a couple days. Oops.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

On my mind

11:31am- An empty cookie jar is a sad thing.
11:36am- Does it still count as playing with your food if it isn't cooked yet?
12:35pm- Why do I need to go to marriage prep? I am already married!
1:15pm- Why is it so cold?
1:21pm- Woah! that leaf has been up in the air for the whole time this light has been green! (it promptly falls and gets run over by a car.)
4:01pm- My tongue is cold... and red. Yay for celebratory slurpees!
5:47pm- Tantrums are fun. Especially yelling flailing "I DON'T WANT TO STUDY" tantrums. Until my wedding ring hits David in the face. Then he isn't having as much fun. I don't think it bled....
5:52pm- Does beer taste anything like root beer?
6:40pm- Why does my thumb hurt?
7:03pm- Hungry hungry JAMIE! Ah! food!!!! please?
7:05pm- David loves me. He is making Macaroni and Cheese for dinner even though he doesn't like it. Aww, cute.
7:17pm- I don't need school.... Too bad that is a lie...
9:00pm- The cookie jar will be full before I go to bed :) Peanut butter cookies in the oven.

Today I am: A kitchen dancer. A user of the little bowls, just because. A neglectful student. A cheese eater. A dishwasher. Feeling better. Tired of (and because of) textiles. (I dreamed about fabric types). A tantrum-er. A fishy watcher. Hungry. Bored of studying. Ready to move on from College.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


Isn't Wednesday a weird day? The "hump day" of the week. You're no closer to the weekend than you are to the week beginning. I remember a time when I could not spell Wednesday to save my life. I broke down during a first grade spelling test and the teacher ended up giving me full points... It would probably be more correct to say that my substitute teacher gave me full points. If I'm remembering clearly my actual teacher had a baby about 2 months into school and I had a substitute for the remainder of the semester. I do remember, however, throwing a party for myteacher when she came back. I made a banner on the computer that read "Welcome Back Mrs. Hummel!" It included what I thought were girl bunnies on the side. They were not baby bunnies. They were Playboy Bunnies. It's a good thing my mom caught that before I printed it off. Ahh the confusion of Wednesdays.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


We cleaned the fishbowl today. Boring, yes. Needed, YES. Poor little Hiccup was getting more and more sluggish as his water became more and more sludgy. Today was the day! He is now swimming happily in his clean bowl with new water and clean gravel.

Fish in waiting.
Happy in a clean bowl!

Monday, November 8, 2010


I don't feel good. Haven't all day. David is out of ideas, as am I. I need to fold laundry. Correction. We need to fold laundry. We just ate milkshakes. Is 10:00 too early to go to bed? Ramble ramble ramble Blah. We call our geranium the Alien. I am not sure why. I can see 13 bottles of Coke from where I am sitting. I'm afraid this is as good of a post as you are going to get today. At least it is something right?

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Mormon Media Studies Symposium

As a requirement for one of my classes I have to go to the Mormon Media Studies Symposium on BYU campus this weekend. At first I was only happy because I didn't have to go to class this week in order to make time for going to the symposium. However, after looking at the schedule and doing some research on the speakers and the program I am getting excited. They are covering every topic from Mommy blogs to Internet safety to media coverage of Mormons and prop 8. It's like a dream come true.

The coolest thing about this event may have already been discovered. One of the speakers, Larry Richman, is the author of This site is awesome. Pretty much everything that anyone would ever want to know about LDS media or the LDS church in the media or really media in general is on this site. My favorite feature is the search by category feature located on the righthand side of the screen in a pull down menu. Richman has categories like: "Family-Friendly Content" and "Internet Statistics" to "Social Media" and "Websites and Blogs of Interest". This guy has done his research. You need to check it out. I'm excited to meet him this week and ask him a few questions in his panel discussion.

What I am most excited about the Mormon Media Studies, however, is the call for papers. Each year they select papers from grad students, undergrad students, professors, and people from all around the country to present at this symposium. Next year I want to submit a paper or two. I'm thinking that with how much blogging to referenced in this years symposium I will be a lead candidate for my paper on blogging I'm currently writing. I'm pretty excited. The next call for papers isn't until the end of next summer, so I have some time. We'll let you know how it goes.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Date weekend

The last couple days have been date days. I had a work meeting a couple hours before class on Friday, so we had some free time after that before classes. We went to the campus Art museum and saw a few really cool exhibits there. After classes, before a group presentation meeting of mine, we had 2 hours to kill, so we went bowling. David is cute. I won.

Neither of us did terribly well (as you can see) but we had a lot of fun.
Today, I took the night off work, so we could have a fun evening without worrying about me being tired and getting back on time. We went to Olive Garden for dinner, which was excellent. Our server was really funny and the food was good, even though there was a 45 minute wait. After dinner, we got a movie from Redbox to watch later.
We went to this great place that I got a gift card to (thanks Cami!) for dessert. It is called The Chocolate and it is in an old house. They are a dessert cafe. The house was an awesome design for the business. There were lots of little tables and couches tucked all over both floors. We ended up in a back corner by a window, halfway hidden from everyone else. Their prices are reasonable; excellent if compared to typical restaurant pricing. They have cakes, cookies, cupcakes, mini cupcakes, and this glorious thing called a Cazookie. You pick 2 kinds of cookie dough off a list, and they put each in half a (best guess) 6" pan and bake it until the edges are getting crispy, but the middle is gooey and warm. Then they put a giant scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. So. Good. Hot cookie, melty ice cream, basically awesome. We got peanut butter and chocolate chip, both of which were excellent.

The Carnage
We also got a cupcake each, and we are excited to try them. We highly recommend The Chocolate for a fun place for some really good dessert.
Overall, it has been a great couple of days and I am VERY excited to not be at work right now.

Thursday, November 4, 2010


So, I get home from class tonight to Jamie fearing her worst enemy: rice. She HATES making rice. Now, this isn't a "Oh, rice is mean" kind of a feeling. This is a "Rice is the worst thing ever to have been concocted. I just can't cook it" kind of a feeling. Now, don't get me wrong. I LOVE Jamie's cooking. She is a fantastic cook.

I cook this rice in this family.

I'm not complaining. I like cooking rice. But I think we found out the reason why Jamie has a hard time with rice. She's afraid of it. Take this for example.

She was so worried that the le creuset was going to burst into a billion balls of fire full of burning rice balls of doom. I swear mutant zombies from mars would have frightened her less.

EDIT: I forgot to give her hair. I know.

EDIT: And no, Jamie's not that short.

EDIT: And it's a grey shirt.

EDIT: Don't make fun of my artistic abilities.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

The Amazing, Super, Fantastic, Beautiful Food Processor of Death

So, this is David. I figure that Jamie posts all the time and I am supposed to be helping out with this whole maintaining the blog thing. (Side note, I feel like I just referred to our blog as some sort of a pet. Just saying).

Today, I'm going to talk about one of our favorite wedding gifts. The Amazing, Super, Fantastic, Beautiful Food Processor of Death. This thing is a beast. Capacity: 11 cups. It comes with a knife, bread kneader, slicer, and a grater. It has numerable safety features that keep you from chopping your hand off. I secretly suspect that it could throw the earth's orbit if left on too long. AND I'm pretty sure that if we transfered the engine to our car the our car would go faster. The best part: it can grate 2.5 pounds of cheese in about 30 seconds. Here is a short demonstration. (Notice the safety features in action.)
In more serious news my current projects are taking up too much of my time. I'm working on two research papers for classes. One of them on early anti-Mormon film. The second one on self representation in blogging. I'm also in the preproduction stages of filming a documentary on technology and being connected and I'm editing another documentary on The Sacred Grove. To top it off my computer is on the fritz and we're waiting on parts to get here so we can fix it.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

A head start on Pies

Today, I decided to make an apple pie. Now, pies are great and all, but they are a lot of food for 2 people to eat. (not that we mind eating lots of pie...) So, we invited some friends and family over for pie. We had Cassy (David's sister), Jeremy(David's brother), Rachel(Jeremy's wife), Emily (our niece), Bobby (Friend), and Cambria (friend and matchmaker). Emily showed off how smart she is, and played with the stereo and finger puppets. She also enjoyed looking at our fish. The pie turned out good, and talking with everyone was great.

Monday, November 1, 2010


David loves carving pumpkins. I enjoy it, but being allergic to them makes the whole experience a little.... itchy. David says that he tries to make his pumpkin more elaborate than Jeremy's every year. We went over to my family's house to do pumpkins the Monday before Halloween. David carved Perry the Platypus from Phineas and Ferb. I had a pumpkin with a wonky stem, So I just made a goofy face. (Sorry, these pictures are off my phone)

On Friday, David carved another pumpkin for our ward party's contest. It was spectacular! He took this...

Added this mess...
And This... (yes that is pumpkin on our ceiling...)

And... well, I just thought he looked cute after making his pumpkin.

He made This!

People loved it at the ward party, (well, those who could figure out what it was.. "It is a... Mom and a dad! and the baby is..... uhh... somewhere" No babies were involved in this pumpkin.)

I had to work both Friday and Saturday night, so we went to a couple parties, but were home by 9 each night. Sunday we had dinner with my family, then went home and watched the Charlie Brown Halloween Special. I hadn't seen it before and really liked it.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Caught up

Of course our blog is behind! You wouldn't expect any less from a newlywed couple who says they will stay on top of their blog! In our defense, we have school. But here I am, writing, just minutes after my 4 credit block class officially ended with an interview. Freedom! I am excited to have free time.

A quick review: We started school at the beginning of September, and it quickly ate up all our time. David was able to get a new job as a video editor for a campus department, which was perfect, because it has extremely flexible hours. I still work weekend custodial, but am trying to find another job that doesn't make me tired all the time.

Other than that, not a lot has been going on. We made a bad discovery: at 7:00PM the donuts go on sale for a quarter a piece. That has been a very bad but very tasty discovery. The coke is still lingering, but is dwindling. My computer finally just died a few weeks ago, so we had to get a new one for me. We were able to find one for $379 or so that was exactly what I was looking for. It is so great to be able to use a laptop on its battery; something I haven't been able to do since last November. We have become addicted to the show Pushing Daisies and are getting to the end of the last season with saddening speed. Highly recommended.
Not a long, or interesting post, I know, but it is something.
Here, have a picture of some flowers.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Survival Guide

Getting a legal name change is a royal pain. Each place needs its own documentation, but no office tells you exactly what you need to bring. Frustration.

Name change survival guide, with the things I have learned from our misadventures:

Start out with the Social Security office. You will need the card for other places. Bring your old SS card, if you can find it (which I couldn't.) I used my marriage license and birth certificate and was fine. They will mail your new card to you within a week or two.

Then to the DMV to spend the next several years waiting in line and trying to finish the longest form in the history of bureaucracy. After you answer questions about your breathing status, (O2 tank dependent? Needing an inhaler?) and if you would like to sign up to be an organ donor and make a "life saving anatomical gift", you continue to wait. I picked up a form and filled it out at home before we went. This was nice, but you have plenty of time waiting to fill it out. I brought my birth certificate, new SS card, marriage license, and old drivers license. Between all of those, I had enough proof to get my new drivers license. If you are changing your address while you are there, you will need to bring two proofs of your new address, like an apartment contract, utilities bill, the little paper hooked to the SS card when you get it in the mail that has your name and address on it, etc. I didn't bring these things, but I had changed my address online before, because you are supposed to do it within 10 days of moving (surprise!). Beyond all the papers, it was pretty painless. (Hint, don't go during lunchtime. It is busier.) They will give you a paper temporary license and tell you to wait 4-6 weeks for the plastic one to come in the mail.

Where you go next has more flexibility. To change marital status and name at school, you need your SS card. With the proper information, it was pretty painless. They asked me for Davids SSN, which was weird, but he knew it so it was fine. They said that it takes 3-5 days to process the information and to get it up on the system.

After the name change has gone through with the school, you can go get a new ID card. This was easy as well. I just gave them my old ID and told them that I needed a new card because I got married and they took a new picture (Hooray!) and printed out a new one for me.

Another place to go is the bank to change the name on the account. Not too hard, but you need the marriage license and a drivers license or ID. (They accepted my old ID without problems). This is also when we put David on the bank account. I went back and got my new bank card after I had all my new IDs so that I would be able to prove who I was with the new name.

Pharmacies are another place that will need to be notified of a name change. Mine hasn't had any problems, but I plan on calling the doctor and asking for them to change the name on the prescription so that I won't have problems with that.

Be sure to check if your name was changed on your records with the Church. The lady in Records at the temple changed my name when we were getting married.

Basically, be sure to have proof of who you are for anything you change. As long as you can prove it, you should be fine. Good Luck!

Thursday, August 12, 2010


David told me that we needed to post something profound so here we go...

There are two theories to arguing with women. Neither one works.

If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it.

If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.

No clue what any of that means, but hey, its profound.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Our First Wedding Casualty

Our beloved Lil' has mysteriously been wounded. We found her on the floor when we got home last night, still doing her job. She has been a bit more... mobile... lately. She will move closer to the edges of things and has fallen a couple times. She has also been louder, so we decided to take a closer look and see if something had worked itself loose. Part of her back casing had separated, but thats easy. We took her cover off and noticed that one of her blades had a long crack in it. That would explain why she was louder and off balance. We are going to super glue her back together, with any luck. Any suggestions on a glue that works on plastics?

Monday, July 26, 2010

Misadventures in bureaucracy

Getting a legal name change is a royal pain. Each place needs its own documentation, but few offices tell you exactly what you need to bring. Frustration.

First we went to the DMV. The sign on the door said "two hour wait from this point". We grabbed the form and took off. No way I was going to wait two hours in the 'express office'.

Downstairs to the bank. No real problems with the name/address change there. The real problems came when he wanted us to spend 'two minutes' opting into a free account option. Forty minutes later, we leave, without having that option activated due to a lack of proof of something. Lame.

Then to BYU. No line! Hooray! Straight up to the window, tell her I need a name change and marital status change. She asks for my new social security card. Poop. Haven't gotten there yet. Guess we get to go back later

Home for a coke break, plus a few rants.

Off to the social Security office! Finally, an office that tells you exactly what you need to bring.
Marriage license, birth certificate, and Drivers license. We walked in and signed in on their nifty computer, got our number, (A298 if anyone was wondering), and waited. About 10 minutes later, they called our number. Up to the window, present the documents, wait for a minute while he types in the information, then agree that everything is what you say it us, under penalty of law. Yikes. He asked if I wanted a receipt, which, contrary to what I had hoped, is not a temporary form of the card. It just tells you that it will be mailed within two weeks. Poop again. Guess we aren't going back up to campus for a couple weeks.

Beyond that, there isn't much else we can do until we feel like braving the DMV again. Until then, I have my double-sided, legal paper sized form to ponder.

Coming soon: A Name change survival guide: Learning from our misadventures.

Friday, July 23, 2010

The Prank that Keeps on Giving

So, in our haste to post something onto our dying blog we realized that we forgot to post about the prank of wonder and awe. About halfway through the day Jamie and I needed to take the last of her stuff over to our place. Upon our great surprise we opened the truck to put stuff in the car and found that it was loaded to the brim with 2-Liter Coke bottles. We ran inside to spred the news among Jamie's family by saying "Our trunk is full of Coke!" Jamie's Grandpa said very matter of factly, "And there is something wrong with this?"

So we load everything in the back seat and run our errands. Fast forward through the reception we are making our grand exit into married life only to be stopped by what we think at first is just a saran wrapped car.

Being te resourceful little boyscout that I am I shout, "Don, where's your knife?" to make quick work of the gift wrapped glory.

Little did we realize that this was only half the prank that night. The best was yet to come. We open the door to find coke lining the front two seats and much of the back seat, the truck is full to the brim and we have no where to put it all. All the while everyone is singing, "99 bottles of coke in your car..."

After finding all the nooks and crannies in our car we finally start to drive off and boy is our little rice burner not happy about the extra weight. Whenever we turned the weight of the shifting liquid floods to one side of the car making it hard to control. We felt every bump in the road and considering there is road construction everywhere that is a lot. Finally we get home declaring "We'll deal with this in the morning."

Morning came and we're faced with the daunting task of bringing all 99 bottles of coke up to our second story apartment before we leave on our honeymoon. We get a sudden stroke of inspiration that only could have come from above. Use our suitcases. So we load up our suitcases with coke and make three or four trips upstairs. I loaded the first guy up so much I almost threw out my shoulder. Once it's upstairs we leave, declaring, "We'll deal with this when we get back."

Well to shorten this painfully long blog we put all the coke on the wall... kind of. Now whenever we take one down we sing, "Take one down and pass it around..." Jamie had one more stroke of genius that I will be forever grateful for. Each cap has a code. Each code is worth three points. Meaning we have over 300 points to spend on stuff like magazine subscriptions or cooking stuff or if we really wanted more Coke. Right now, with bonus points and a work party, we're at over 50 points. We'll let you know what we save up for.

Monday, July 19, 2010


Okay, so we figured that since the planning, pictures, moving, packing, unpacking, shopping, wedding, and honeymoon are over that we should post a little something about how amazing the wedding day was. First of all, all of our family got into town the night before the wedding and we had a ton of pizza and palettes in Jamie's family's back yard. It was a blast.

We all went home and as Jamie was walking me out to my car we had this sudden stroke of realization... we were getting married in the morning. Not that we were nervous or regretting our decision; it was just the kind of realization that happens before one gets married I suppose. After convincing each other to take some Benedryl before trying to sleep we were about to get to sleep at a reasonable time.

So, in the morning we both woke up way to early and got ready to head over to the temple. We had to be there at about 10:00 AM and it was an half hour drive up there. I was ready before 8:00. Needless to say I sat around feeling nervous and excited. Finally the time came, the temple was fantastic, we were married at 11:11 AM on July 8th, 2010 (Yes, for those of you realizing the time I did make a wish. It was grand).

We both got ready after that in record time and got ready to take some
pictures of the family. It was a wonderful experience. Our photographer is so much fun. We definitely recommend her to anyone looking to have amazing photos at their wedding.

Afterwards the luncheon was great. We had a ton of food and a lot of fun. Although we couldn't get certain family members to stop taking pictures of us eating. I kept telling them we're not Brad Pitt, we don't look cute eating. See?

It just doesn't work.

After averting disasters with music, time seemed to fly right on by and the reception was underway (I debated for a few minutes about making an underwear comment... but I decided to refrain myself). The reception was amazing! The color scheme was glorious (thanks Jamie), the cake looked fantastic, and most of all Jamie looked AMAZING! Here are some pictures.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Some new favorite toys

Vacuum: This is our wonderful vacuum. It really really sucks, just like any vacuum should. (Sorry, I couldn't resist using that)
Chairs: Finally! We got chairs and they are great. Easy to put together and nice looking.
Delilah: This is our apple peeler corer slicer. We named her Delilah because calling it an apple peeler corer slicer is quite a mouthful.
Pans: This set has a good mix of sizes and types of pans. They also hold heat very well.
Knives: Fantastic. Very sharp and easy to use.
Lil: BEST INVESTMENT EVER! She travels between rooms with us and is nearly always on.
THE BEAST: This is the most beastly rice cooker that we've ever seen. I'm pretty sure it even has a cure cancer button on it.
The Food Processor of Death: It slices. It dices. It grates everything from a block of cheese to your hand in under 5 seconds.
Bobby's TV: Thanks to David's old roommate and AMAZING friend for this super awesome gift!
Apple Remote: David has always wanted one of these things. It works great when we use his Mac to watch movies.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Little Things

Yesterday was a day of small good news things. Most of them are things that save us money in some way or another.

The first bit of good news came when I went to an alterations appointment yesterday for my wedding dress. I went, put on my dress, and found my seamstress. She looked at me and told me that the dress fit me perfectly and I didn't need anything changed. This meant no alterations! That saved us about $40! I am so glad that my trend of wearing formal dresses off the rack continued beyond prom dresses. The store is fixing a broken zipper, doing a bead check, and cleaning/steaming my dress. I get to go pick it up in about 2 weeks. VERY excited.

On the way to the dress store, I picked up David at the mechanics. His car has been pretty loud since he bumped a curb. We had my dad look at it and they decided that it was something involving the right front strut. David took it to the mechanic and they called us a couple hours later saying that the strut wasn't broken like we feared, it was just loose! They tightened it and only charged for labor. They are awesome and don't try to sell things that aren't really needed, but just tell you if something might become a problem eventually, like lights. After replacing a couple bulbs and paying for the labor of tightening the strut, car repairs were only $30 instead of the feared/expected $150-$250.

David's Uncle was passing through town for work and met up with us to say hi. After we had lunch with him, he gave us an early wedding present which will help when we need to buy stuff for the apartment when David moves in before the wedding.

In an attempt to save some money, David and I designed our own announcements. We got a sample printed at Costco to make sure things looked good off of the screen. Good thing that we did; Costco printing has a small crop, which meant that the edges were cut off. Glad we discovered this before printing all of them. We asked the Photo guy what we needed to do to make it fit. He explained, then showed us a deal they have going where we could get larger (6x7.5) announcements with envelopes for about $110 instead of getting 5x7's without envelopes for $159. Bigger and cheaper is always better.

We found a cheap dry cleaner that we like that is pretty close to campus. David is getting his suit cleaned and then altered on Thursday. We also got to clean out David's car. I have never seen it totally clean since we started dating. It looks great and has a lot more room in it. I looked online with David and found a wedding ring for him that we both liked that I could easily afford. I am excited to see how it looks off the screen and in person.

To end the day, we made dinner for a friend of David's who got his appendix out this weekend. We had a good time eating with him and his sister and then watching the first bit of Fiddler on the Roof, which I had never seen.
All in all, it was a good day with lots of good things.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Here We Are

Well, to fall in line with all of those other trendy married couples Jamie and I decided to start our own blog so that we could fit in with all the cool people. We're a little behind in our posts already (get used to it, we offer no promises as to the timeliness of our posts) so we'll just catch you all up on the events of the the past few weeks.

On Tuesday April 13th we scheduled the sealing date with the Draper Temple. Later that night I proposed to her outside said temple. She said yes, I still wonder why, and we laughed and screamed for a while outside the temple. We're lucky that it was a secluded spot or people might have started staring at us. For those of you wondering, yes we scheduled the temple before we proposed. It just felt right.

Since then we've done a lot of work. We took engagement photos, photoshopped said photos, designed announcements, Jamie found a dress, we planned a reception, got an apartment, all while working a night job on the weekends. Needless to say it's been a busy month.

We're just glad that we aren't taking classes this summer or we'd be dead. Jamie will post sometime later to share more exciting adventures... until next time.