Sunday, February 27, 2011

Lump Everest

My weekend was great. One unfortunate thing happened though. We have what my husband calls "Lump Everest" outside our doorstep. See below:

When we try to get from the front door to the driveway, this is the hurdle we have to climb over. It's bigger than it looks in the picture -- I'd guess it's about a foot tall. Obviously it's really slippery. So when I try to cross it in heels, I'm usually hugging the side of the house on the way down. Yesterday I decided to be daring and climb it by myself with no hands. And this was the result:

I did the splits and ripped my favorite pencil skirt right up the center. I got kind of stuck in the split position so I yelled out for Brad and then saw a couple guys across the street. It was embarrassing. Not as embarrassing as when my skirt FELL OFF at a wedding, but still not my most proud moment.

The rest of the weekend was great too! On Friday, Brad and I went Latin dancing at BYU-I. Saturday morning, I went with my sister-in-law and some friends to see Sister Julie B. Beck, the LDS General Relief Society President, speak at the school. They just built a ginormous conference center so it filled up with ladies from all over Idaho. (I enjoyed everything she said SO MUCH so there will be a separate post about that.) The rest of Saturday was filled with going to the temple with Brad, eating the new and delicious Arby's sandwich, and playing an intense game of indoor tennis!

Well, off to have some Sunday fun!

Our Valentine's Day

Brad and I celebrate Valentine's Day on the 15th. That way, it's our own special day! Plus, there are other no lines at restaurants. But mainly, the flowers and candy are cheaper.

I stink at keeping surprises to myself, so I can honestly say I've maybe surprised Brad only a handful of times. Well this year I decided to decorate his office with candy and cut-out lovenote hearts on actual Valentine's night (while he was in night school) so he would see it the next morning. And I didn't give him any hints or clues. He was totally surprised!

On the 15th, my day at Artco was going pretty smoothly until I got called down to the front store. When I poked my head around the corner, I saw a bouquet of lilies, carnations and a rose with a note from "Dradio." I guess the florist misunderstood my baby's love name...I was so surprised and excited! I've never had flowers delivered to me before :) See how beautiful they are! (above)

That evening we made Brad's favorite meal - a creamy Italian pasta dish with bacon and walnuts. And I slipped him another gift (a mangerie I made). TMI? Sorry. We ended the evening by working on reupholstering our sweet couch.

Happy late Valentine's Day to everyone!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Catching up

So I might go a little blog crazy...We haven't had the internet at home since we moved to Rexburg and now we do.

We are really happy here in Idaho. It's not where we thought we would be, but any new place is an adventure! And it helps that like half of our LDS friends from Georgia are either at BYU-Idaho or Provo so we automatically had friends up here! Maybe it's preventing us from being super social or maybe it's a coincidence that our previous friends/family are the only ones we see. Either way, we love them.

We live in a tiny house that was turned into three tiny apartments. It's a block from campus and right on Center Street near all the high action of Sexy-Rexy (the post office, 3-dollar movie theater, Taco Bell, campus and a donut shop!)We think our apartment is really cute though. It's got cool paneling on the walls and adorable vintage doorknobs.

In case you're wondering, here are some things I love about Rexburg. (I feel like I always make lists but I am a very listy person I guess!)

1. It doesn't get dark outside. At least in the winter time. I think it's something about the moon reflecting off of the snow everywhere so there's always a semi-light glow, even late at night.

2. Jeff and Samantha!

3. Starting over with our furniture and experimenting with our colors and style. This means getting great deals and getting our DIO on.

4. Watching Brad love what he's learning and what he's doing.

5. The beautiful Rexburg Temple that is close by. We get to go to church at the building right next to it.

And here are some things that maybe aren't my favorite:

1. Frozen nose hairs or boogie icicles (not sure which it is) that form in my nose making it hard to breathe when it's really cold in the mornings.

2. The choice of shopping... Walmart, D.I., Payless and maybe a handful more.

3. That the ONLY place to get food after midnight is a nasty Mexican restaurant that gives you gas. When I say ONLY I mean it. Even drugstores aren't open after midnight here. I always thought the definition of a drugstore was that it was open 24/7 in case you need medicine or something!

4. My family is sooooooo far away.

Welp, there you go -- my analysis of our new home sweet home.