Sunday, May 1, 2011

Ants and Beatles

Would you rather see ants or beatles? Me? Beatles.

1964...The Tribute, an amazing Beatles Tribute group, was scheduled to come to BYU-I this weekend. Brad and I didn't buy tickets because we had an intramural tennis thing. But, we ended up with time to spare so we ran over (literally) to see if we could purchase tickets at the door. A sweet lady who was ushering said she had two extra tickets that her family no longer needed. So, we had five minutes to change and be back for the amazing show!

As I am lying in bed typing this, I can see an ant crawling on our kitchen tile. But it's not alone. When we got home from church, there was a line of ants marching in from a crack near the heater. Sick. But even more horrible than having unwanted guests on the floor is having to kill them.

When I noticed them, I began smacking the ants with my shoe because I figured that would be the fastest death for the critters. But some of them kept wiggling their legs even after the first hard smash. I probably looked silly smashing each one five times, but I really didn't want any of them to suffer so I was trying to make sure they were dead. This is the reason I hate fishing (worms). I don't like inflicting pain on anyone/thing. Hopefully we can figure out a solution pretty soon so we can get rid of them and I won't have to kill them.

Bring Spring!

It may not feel like Spring outside, but it does in our apartment! We went with gray, black and white as our base colors and accented in green and yellow. I still want to throw in some orange but it's a continual process. The pops of bright, springy hues make me feel happy, and when our apartment is clean and our fruity candle is lit, there aren't many places I'd rather be.

730 days of marital bliss

(I wish we had a photographer to follow us around and get candid photos of our adventures. But we aren't famous enough to have a paparazzi so our pictures are usually just us in the car)

Last weekend we celebrated our two year anniversary. It has been a wonderful two years. We have done a lot in this time including living in three different states (Washington, Utah, then Idaho), having different jobs and callings and falling more in love every day. I don't know how it happens, but it does. I can't wait to see how our love has grown in 50 years!

Since we are planning a cruise for the end of the year, we decided not to do anything big for our "minimoon." A nice dinner and evening at home sounded just fine. But, the night before our anniversary weekend, we started playing around on The "name your price" offer allows you to type in an amount you're willing to pay, the number of stars, and your city of choice. Then it searches and tells you if anything is available for your asking price. The catch is that once you type in your offer, you also put in your credit card info. So if there is a hotel match, there's no going back.

The types of hotels that appealed to us in Idaho Falls were over a hundred a night, so we just fooled around and plugged in some numbers. I really wasn't expecting anything to come up, but sure enough, we got a hotel for the next night for $50!

When we arrived on Friday evening, the hotel clerk (?) welcomed us and told us we'd be staying in a smoking room with two queen-sized beds. Dang it. But, I nudged Brad and he mentioned that it was our minimoon and kind of smiled at the guy. Just like that he upgraded us to a suite with a King sized bed, (non-smoking) and a jacuzzi hot tub in the bedroom.

Saturday, we shopped, movie-watched, and went to the Idaho Falls temple. It is always fun to see new temples and we've started that as a tradition on our anniversaries.

We concluded our weekend celebrating Easter by learning about/celebrating the Savior's ministry and resurrection at church and eating a delectable Easter feast with Jeff and Samantha.