Saturday, October 27, 2007


Currently I am sitting on my couch. I have watched every new episode of all the shows I TVOd this last week already (and some twice) -, I have CLEaNEd the house, done the laundry, emptied the DISHWASHER, and prepared my YW lesson for tomorrow. I ran in a race this morning for the "FIGHT FOR DIABETES" with my work group, came home and lifted some weights, took a bath, and read a magazine. So I should be HAPPY and feel pretty good right? But right now, at 3:39 pm, I don't feel that way. I feel a little empty and sICk -- and from my many medical classes and internships at the hospital I learned enough that I think I can accurately self-diagnose my problem. I have ABSENTITIS!! This is a disease where you get all anxious, can't concentrate on really anything, only have one thing on your mind, and are pretty much going crazy because of the Lack of seeing your spouse all week long. You might experience feeling like you are back in the "single life", with the feelings of emptiness like after a rough breakup, where you just know you can't move on and are waiting for that TRUE LOVE - that "ONE & ONLY" to come back into your life. And you know they will....because that's how it is in the movies - right? but it feels like way too long, and the minutes are moving slower and slower, and you just want to call them every 5 minutes and say, "are you coming home yet?" - similiar to when you were young and asked "are we there yet" in the car - to which they respond: "honey, i will be home quicker if you stop calling me and let me finish my work".

The side effects of this disease are: going a little crazy, extreme boredom that leads to a headache, and the occurrence of going on-line shopping and spending A LOT of money on a new wardrobe to make you feel better (don't look at the credit card bill yet honey!!!)

I don't want to complain, as I know I was signing up for this when I chose to marry Chip. And I encouraged him to apply for this dream job of his in the investment banking industry. But I am a little bit sad that I have seen him less than 1 hour all week (no exaggeration) and he will be at the office until late LATE tonight (after 11). Since I can't see him right now, I figured I would post a picture of him to remind myself how things used to be - when we actually got to eat dinner together and saw each other during the light of day. I could actually cook for him back then and plan on him getting off and showing up for dinner. I Miss those days, and sort of wish we were back at school so I could have him back. I do appreciate his very hard work, however, to support us and his desire to do well and excel in his job!!! I love you my little work-aHoLIc!!!

Oh, but one thing I don't have is a cure for this disease. If any of you have a remedy for this illness please prescribe it for me? Give me a cure please, will you????

My cute husband on Valentines, when I prepared a surprise dinner.....yummy steak!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Bangs....and the Giant Peach ----- WHAT?!?

This weekend we went down to ATLANTA for a wedding! A very quick trip - as we left Saturday morning at 9 am and got back Sunday morning at 2 am, it was just short and sweet. We didn't get a lot of time to see the sites, but one thing we did see was this GI-NORMOUS

peach shooting into the sky as we were driving on the road. It was like straight out of the book, and we had to look around for James. There was no James, but we did manage to get a picture of us at the temple, and yes, I have bangs now!!! It has been awhile - like over 10 years since I have had them, and sometimes I feel like a little kid with them, but it is a fun change for the fall, and I was due for a new hairstyle....any ideas for the next one? I am thinking bald like brittney, ok maybe not that drastic, but changes are fun and I am trying to decide what to do next......advice is WELCOME!!!

The peach appeared in the sky out of nowhere!

It was HUGE!!! (and looked delicious!)

Chip and I outside of the Atlanta temple.....definitely my better half!!!

The wedding was great, such a nice NICE couple, and we also managed to squeeze in seeing my college friend Amanda and her husband Stephen and 2 cute kids. I wish we could have stayed longer, and definitely look forward to getting together soon!!! The ride wasn't bad either, but everything is better with someone you love, and I TREaSURED each minute I got to spend with Chip, since I don't see him much at all in the week....and by at all I mean I usually see him LESS than 3 hours by the time Friday night comes - the reason I live for the weekends. He works SO hard and I love him so much!!! You are the best honey!

Friday, October 12, 2007


So it has been awhile since I last blogged, and after receiving numerous comments about needing to update, I figure I had better put up what we have been up to lately. For those of you who had the chance to watch conference last weekend, you will know what I am talking about in saying that it was totally INSPIRING. I found myself really HungrY to watch each section and take in all the words of the speakers and our dear PROPHET. I really feel so blessed to be a member this church, and for all the blessings that come from living the gospel. I love the fact that we have a prophet on this earth who speaks to us, is so FUNNY, SWEET, and just so CUTE to watch!!! I just love PRESIDENT HINCKLEY. This conference instilled in me a desire to share the gospel with those out there who haven't had that blessing. I especially am grateful for the knowledge that we can LiVe together with our families for all eternity if we are sealed together in the temple!!! I think that is such a great blessing, and something that sets us apart from other churches. It was just a great weekend all together, including a delicious brunch at bishop's before sunday session with a number of families from the ward!!! Yum Yum!!!

Our dear prophet, President Gordon B. Hinckley!

New member of Quorum of 12 - Quinn Cook, and new member of 1st Presidency - President Eyring!

New Conference is so beautiful!!!

My favorite temple!!! It is spectacular, and also where Chip and I were married!!!

What the kids worked on during conference - the revealing of their creativeness!

Zack, dressed up as a GIRL - with makeup, clothes, accessories, and all -- even the was hilarious!!!

The artists were Zack's sister Morgan, Holly, Chandler, and Taylor!