For Back Up

My super hot, skinny, and young faith hill look alike sister wrote a wonderful entry in her journal/blog today that made me want to be better about blogging. Lately I haven’t been doing much of anything that feels blog worthy…so I just haven’t been blogging. After reading her entry…I feel refreshed, motivated and excited to blog. I’ve decided that my posts might not be exciting to read…but oh well! I want to be able to look back and remember today…this week….and this month, and I know the only way to do it is through keeping a record. When I stop and think about it stuff happens every day…I just don’t seem to want to blog about it..but if I don’t…what record will I have of it happening? My memory certainly won’t be enough. I swear I don’t have a long term memory. I need a back up memory! That’s why I’m feeling it important for me to blog….its really the only record I will have of our life…and I want to be better about documenting it! Thanks for inspiring me court!

So I am substitute teaching the Relief Society lesson on Sunday. Since I don’t have much to do today at work, I plan on spending a majority of the day preparing. Who says you can’t get paid to do church work? Ha ha JK! But really I get paid jack squat here at work…and it feels like I’m giving unpaid service 9 hours a day 5 days a week… oh the joy! J So my lesson is on the sacrament. I hate to admit that I haven’t done any studying yet, but I’m just kind of like that. I enjoy teaching lessons and feel comfortable doing so…but I usually do better when I spend a lot of time studying close to the day that I will be speaking. Spanning things out over an entire week or two is not my thing. (or is that my excuse?) NA…I just feel I prepare better this way. Maybe after I prepare the lesson and have pondered and learned some things I’ll write an entry about that, but for now I’d like to capture a few things that have been going on with Dave and I.

We have consistently for 10 days woken up at 4:45 and gone to the gym. I am so proud of us. Ever since moving to Utah we have had a really hard time getting up any earlier than 6:00am…and even then we were struggling. In Portland we had things down to a science…we would be up at 4:00am or 5:30am every day. We were going the gym regularly working our bums off and we were both in great shape! Well that is not the case anymore. I am in major need of losing some LBS and Dave feels like a girl with no muscle. He feels weak when he isn’t lifting. I’m not saying I’m fat..I’m just saying I would like to be more trim and feel better about myself and by working out and eating healthy it will happen! So 10 days is only 11 days away from 21 days and 21 days makes it a habit right? I don’t know if that is true or not but I’m going with it. I have to admit that the first couple of days felt like H E double tooth picks…but now we are getting the groove and starting to feel good afterwards… plus its awesome to get to work at 6:30am and have already worked out for the day. So that’s that.

House searching… not so much. For the past two or three months we have been laying low and not really doing much searching. We haven’t felt like it was the right time to buy as the market continued to decline right before our eyes. I honestly don’t know what will happen or when we will buy…we are kind of playing it by ear. We are READY to move…but who knows when and where. We have however made an offer on an AMAZING short sale home in Kaysville http://www.utahrealestate.com/864764 . We are in love with this house and as you can see it is a STEAL of a deal…so we are hoping that may pan out. Short sales are pretty sticky so we are praying for the right thing to happen and crossing our fingers for some extra luck.
Last weekend I went on two hikes and it was really great! The weather was amazing and the mountains were beautiful.

On Friday afternoon I went with Carlie and Jordan and we hiked to the Uintah “U”. The view was so pretty! I had a great time chatting with Car and Jordan and their crazy dogs! Saturday afternoon we went with Jac, Jared and the rest of Davis county on hike in Layton. It was hard. I guess even though I’m trying I’m still not in that good of shape. When we got pretty far up and there was a lot of snow…it made it pretty hard to continue up. The way down in the snow was even worse! I ended up sliding down on my bum for a portion of the way. It was like sledding without a sled. My bum stayed cold for quite some time. After the hike Dave and I got in our swim suits and tried to lay out in the back yard just in time for the clouds to come out….we were too cold so we opted to spent the rest of the afternoon in the hot tub. It was really fun. We played the “would you rather game” and talked for hours! I love that boy.

Dave..I must say something about how much I love this guy and how blessed I am to have him as my husband. It’s the truth. He makes me so happy. He is a sweet heart and truly tries so hard to do anything he can to make me happy and better our life. Of course he isn’t perfect nor is our relationship…but if it was ever to get there it will be thanks to him. I am so blessed to have a best friend who is always cheerful, happy, goofy and positive. He is never in a bad mood or negative…never…it makes life so much brighter!

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TV. It would be a shame if I didn’t do an update on the shows we watch. I think Dave and I are addicted to TV and proud to say so. Of course we have many things other than TV that we love to do, but if you asked us both to describe a relaxing evening...we would both say it would be cuddling and watching our favorite shows (and eating treats). So here is the low down. We just finished watching an INCREDIBLE show called “Jericho”. If you haven’t seen it…rent it! Season 1 and 2 are available on DVD. It’s so good. Not only was it entertaining but it gave me an urgent need to buy a gun (check) complete my food storage(in process) and be make sure I’m prepared for anything that can and will come. (In progress)
I think I’ll make my list of shows in order of the night they air…NOT in order of favorites.

Monday Night:
It has been a little weak this season, but we still love it. “Save the cheer leader save the world!”
“24” Jack (run for president Bauer) has made a major comeback and the show has been really great to watch!
“The City” I love this show. I really do. It’s not the Hills, but I hate Olivia just as much as I hate Spencer. I was bummed at the last episode of the season…I don’t think Whitney made the right choice…that’s just me though.
“THE BATCHELOR”…need I say more? I loved it and am so bummed its over! I loved Jason, and unlike anyone else…I always liked Molly. I think he did the right thing (although maybe he didn’t go about it the right way)…But seriously….you have to follow your heart. Right? People who say he is a jerk for following his heart have never followed theirs!
“True Beauty”….tell me you didn’t love that show. It was so freaking funny and so incredibly annoying to watch. I didn’t know someone could bother me so bad (Chelsea) After watching the show I’ve mastered an impression of Chelsea’s annoying voice and body language…I whip it out sometimes just to drive Dave crazy!

Tuesday Night:
I knew it was going to be an amazing show when I found out the producers of lost had something to do with it. If you haven’t seen this show…start watching. It has been on break for the last month but will start up again the 7th of April. This show is so great! I don’t feel like going into detail about it..so just trust me.
“BIGGEST LOSER” I’m disappointed that I haven’t stayed up to date watching the show…honestly there are just too many shows to watch and this one has taken a back burner. I still watch the clips on NBC updating me on what is happening and I am super amazed and proud of all the people on the show. If they can do it..one day I will too! (I keep telling myself that)

Wednesday Night:
Wednesday is Dave’s “Game Night” he plays video games with his friends all night and loves it! I usually go on a walk with dad, take a bath, get on face book and look around or just spend time relaxing.
At 8:00 everything stops and our FULL ATTENTION turns to…..
“LOST” I cannot tell you how much we LOVE this show. It is so great. Every time we watch it we love it more and more. It will be a sad day when it’s over! The episodes are never long enough and are always so entertaining. Lost is #1 on my list of favorites!
(DO NOT TRY TO WATCH THIS SHOW UNLESS YOU CAN COMMITT TO STARTING FROM THE VERY FIRST EPISODE AND WATCH AT LEAST TWO SEASONS…if you don’t like it after that go see your doctor cus you are mentally insane!)

Thursday Night:

“Kath and Kim” ha…this show is perfect. I love everything about it. EVERYTHING! It’s just so stinking great!
“The Office” love it, we all watch this, so no need to explain.
“30 Rock” is on directly after the office and we had watched it a few times in that past but didn’t really get into it. Well last week we started watching it from the pilot episode and OH MY we are HOOKED. It is one of the funniest shows I have ever watched. I laugh out loud more in that show than I have ever laughed at any show or movie. It took me a few episodes to get into it…but oh man, it is so funny. It has become one of my favorite shows! Tina Fay is a genius. The show is a crack up. Watch it..trust me you will LOVE IT and be so happy that you did!!

Ok there you have it…now you believe me when I say that we are truly addicted to TV….sue me. Ok maybe we aren’t addicted, but we do love it! Lots of time we don’t get around to watching the show on the week days, so we wait until the weekend and instead of renting a movie we catch up on our shows! Ok I’m done talking about that…I didn’t think I had so much to say about it..i guess I’m passionate about it… who knew? ok JK I knew!

Ok. So this post is way too long..sorry. This confirms that I must post more often so that when I do post its not incredibly long and painful. Happy Friday!


Craig Family said...

Loved the post! So happy to have you back in the blogging business. Don't worry, there are far worse things to be addicted to. We have quite the line up too and enjoy it very much, thank you! Love you and wish I was hiking with you. Well maybe not hiking, but playing. At least I'm honest :)

Tonic said...

I loved the post too. I tell you what I have been doing the 6:30 am runs for over a year and it's still not a habit, sorry to be a downer! But so worth it.

MOVE TO KAYSVILLE! We will be neighbors! We still need to do lunch, it's been, um, ten years???

The Browns said...

Wow Nat I hope the house thing works out it is beautiful. Plus you really won't be that far away. I love your blogging it makes me laugh. Oh and dinner tomorrow right. Call me so we can work out the details and see who is coming!!! Love ya funny girl!

Margaret said...

I agree with you about LOST. It is my favorite show. When people ask me about it, I'm like you need to watch it. It is too much to explain.
And I think 30 Rock is the funniest show on TV. Tina Fey is a genius.
Those and the Office are really all I watch, but I like your little bio on the other shows.
Good luck with the house search.