Monday, September 29, 2008

--Expensive Weekend--

For our anniversary this year Josh and I decided our present would be for us to purchase our first piece of furniture together. We have been blessed thus far in our marriage inheriting lots of furniture from family and friends. Therefore, it all started Friday night when josh suggested we go to Fisher's to look and see what they had. Right as we walked in the door, we quickly learned that everything in their store was 50% off by a woman sales person. I immediately told Josh I felt like we had to find something to buy because we would never find furniture at this price. As we were browsing through the store I saw a loveseat and sofa that I liked. We then ran into a salesman whom we have met before because he is my cousin's neighbor. He told us he would give us 50% plus the friends and family discount because he knew us. So we said we wanted to finish looking and then we would come find him. We went back to look at the couches and the woman sales person approached us again. I knew that if she helped us she would get the commission and we would not get the friends discount. Josh and I left the store telling her we had to go home and measure to make sure it would all fit. I then called my mom explaining what happened and what do we do. She told me to just call and ask for the sales guy. So... we made the phone call, got a price on the couches, decided to get them, and paid for them right over the phone!!! You may be thinking why the title of expensive weekend if we got such a great deal? Well the spending money did not stop there. Josh and I sold our Bimmer about a month ago and have been looking at cars for quite some time. We found one online and decided that that was "THE" car. It had everything on it that we would want. So we got up at 6am Saturday morning so we could leave our house by 7 and be to Provo to a dealership that opened at 9am. We found the car right away and took it for a test drive. From the get go Josh had a grin on his face from ear to ear and he couldn't stop smiling. The car was a little more than we wanted to spend, but it was "THE" car. Anyway, long story short... we bought it!!! Josh and I bought another black beauty. I didn't want another black car, but it is a 2005 Audi A4 and it had less than 20,000 miles on it til we drove it. It is like a brand new car. We love it! It drives so smooth and you feel like a million bucks while riding in it.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Get to Know MeTags

So I was tagged by two people... Michelle and Shawnee. I have never done a tag before and they were both similar tags so I am going to combine them into one tag. Michelle's was tell 7 things about yourself that others don't know. Shawnee's was tell 6 unspectacular quirks about yourself. I'm not sure you want to know these things but here it goes anyway...

1. When I am driving I yell and honk at stupid drivers on a daily basis. Bad drivers drive me crazy and make me ornery. I believe that if someone is driving bad, then they need to know it. I have probably rubbed off on Josh a little. He used to never use his horn, but if someone was dumb and he is driving I say "Honk! so he knows that whatever he did was stupid." So all of you better watch out if you're ever in the car with me;) I am a bad example of road rage.
2. I love to read! Some of you may think this is a good thing, however I think I love it a little too much. If I start a book and really like it, I won't put it down until I am finished. You might think that is not so bad but when I have a series such as Harry Potter or Twilight... well it takes me a while to finish because once I finish one book I have to start the next one. I will actually carry my books with me everywhere I go. Even though I know I can't read them I will take them to work, to the store, in the car, basically if I get any spare time I want to have my book there and ready to read.
3. I hate leftovers. When I cook dinner I always make more so Josh and I can have lunch the next day. But my portion of the leftovers never gets eaten, it just sits in the fridge til I throw it out. Leftovers are just disgusting. They never look the same and they don't taste the same either. They are dry and just gross!
4. I love to do laundry. It is my favorite house cleaning chore. It is relaxing and an easy one to accomplish. Even though it is never ending.
5. I am a total morning person. I love waking up early and getting things done around my house before I leave for work. Which means I am NOT a night person. I can not stay up late for the life of me. As hard as I try it just doesn't fit into my routine. I go to bed between 9:30 and 11pm usually and wake up somewhere between 6am and 7am. I can't sleep in for the life of me...even on Saturdays.
6. I am extremely picky about how my meat is cooked. I grew up with a mom who liked her meat dry and so that is the way I like it. I can not stand to see any pink in my meat. If I do I am done eating... not just my meat but my entire meal. I also like my chicken cooked dry, I do not like juicy chicken. Gross! Josh is trying to teach me that it's ok to have a little pink so we'll keep working on that one.
7. I love my planner. I could not live or function without it. I carry it with me everywhere. I write down everything I need to accomplish each day and check it off when the task is completed. I even write down errands that I need or want to do, such as finding a new shirt or Michael's: look for wreath. I buy a new one each year because it is hammered by the time the year is over. I could not live without it, helping me stay on task each day. I would not know what to do if i lost it.

So there are a few things about me that hopefully you didn't know!
I tag the 63rd Ward Girls. This will help me get to know you better!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Legacy Tour 2008

Last Saturday I participated in my first bike race ever! It was the Legacy Tour on the Legacy Parkway before it was opened up to cars. I was scared to death. 888 people signed up to do the race and they were all packed in around me. I was so scared that I wouldn't be able to finish or that I would cause an accident. My goal was to ride the 20 miles in 1 hour and 15 minutes and I did it in exactly 1 hour and 15 minutes! I had so much fun riding. Once I hit the half way mark and was able to turn around I could see the people that were behind me. I could not stop smiling and I noticed that others were smiling back at me. That gave me the energy to keep going. I had so much fun while I was riding. In my division of women age 25-29 I came in 23rd place out of 54 women in my age group. Overall I came in 368th out of 888. Yeah! Not bad for my first race. I originally came in second because they had my birthday wrong so I was in the 15-19 year old group, but we had them fix that. Josh did really good. He came in 4th place in his age group and was only one second behind our brother in law Brady who took third. Sorry babe better luck next time. And overall he came in 36th out of the 888. Way to go babe! You are my motivation to keep trying. Thanks Shawnee and Brady for letting us know about this fun event. We will have to find another one to do again!

From Legacy Tour
From Legacy Tour
Just coming through the finish line!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Going Once, Going Twice, and Sold!

Despite the assurance from friends and family that we would be trying to sell the BMW for months before finding a buyer, I'm happy to report that after a whopping 3 days on the market and the little black 325i is sold!
Friday turned out into quite the adventure. Kriss and I to the BMW for one last drive to Bountiful to meet up with a prospective buyer. After a 3 block test drive the deal was done, leaving us stranded. Lucky for us family is always there when you need it. Thanks for everyone (Shawnee, Van, and Jake) who took time out of their schedules to help us get back to Logan.