Saturday, January 23, 2010


“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns,
or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.”

I love this quote. I was reminded of it last night when we went up to see Stephanie in the hospital in Idaho Falls. Steph has Gillian Beret sydrome as of last week. She has been laying in the hospital, paralyzed from the nexk down. So last night we went up there to visit because she is finally out of the ICU. I was a little nervous to go to be honest. Not because I didnt want to see her, but because I thought i'd see her laying there and start balling my head off. (my typical response to all things sad) But when we got there Steph had the biggest smile on her face. The whole time we were there she was her normal self, cracking jokes and laughing...She was telling us about all the different times they have to wake her up during the night to change needles, or take vitals, but didnt even complain! She just laughed and said yeah you just learn to sleep through it! I was so impressed by Stephs attitude toward what was happening to her, She truly is an amazing person.

I was telling Joel on the way home, if all I could do is lay in bed (all day) and watch tv I would love it for like the first day, and then I would probably start to get depressed and feel sorry for myself. Steph said she will probably be in the hospital for atleast another 30 days, maybe more than that though. And there was no trace of negativity in her voice, at all! She just looks at everything half full. And I love her for being such a good example to me.

With this whole lawsuit thing going on ive really let myself get down about it, and feel really discouraged. Luckily Joel is more like Stephanie than I am and has really helped me to feel better about the whole situation. He said to me one day when I was being really bratty and sad about it, "Babe the worst that could happen to us is losing some money, Its only Money! Its not going to ruin our lives. We will have chance after chance to make back any money we could lose. Once the case is over, its 100% over and we dont ever have to look back." (good thing I save my texts so I cant get it worded right)

After he said this all of my worries went away. I was being so negative about the whole thing. Thinking, urgh we will lose so much money, urgh my life is over. But I guess thats why I've been blessed with such a wonderful, tender-hearted, loving husband. :)

So Ive decided that I need to be more like my beautifully amazing sister in-law Stephanie, and my awe inspiring husband. I need to stop looking at the situations life presents me with a bad attitude and start being happy and optimistic. I have been given SO much that I take for granted and I am going to start focusing on those things, rather than the bad ones.

And on a side note, Steph has started moving her arms! wahoo!!! Im so proud of her and the progress she's making- she's amazing!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Couples Survey

Couple's Survey
Everyone copy and paste because it's always fun to know those funny details about other couples~

What are your middle names? Joels is Ryan and I dont have one, but when I was little I used to pretend it was stephanie ;)

How long have you been together? 2 years in July

How long did you know each other before you started dating? ha ha like 2weeks

Who asked who out? Well Joel did but I think I should get the credit because I texted my cousin Jordan (joels best friend) and told him to set me up with one of his friends :)

Whose siblings do you see the most? Joels

Do you have any children together? not for a few years

What about pets? MILEY!!!!!!!!!!! ha ha she is our baby and we LOOOOOOVE her :)

Did you go to the same school? nope, not even the same state!

Who is the most sensitive? defninitely me! ha ha but Joel gets that so it works

Where do you eat out most as a couple? I want to change this question to our favorite place, Happy Sumo!! we looove sushi...and sadly the only place to get it in Poky is Fred Meyer...ew.

Where is the furthest you have ever traveled as a couple? Mexico

Who has the worst temper? hmmmm we both do ha ha just about different things...Joels gets mad when he cant understand why I dont think Football games are important...and I get upset when...he forgets to tell me hes going to lunch. ha ha

Who does the cooking? Both, but hopefully Joel will take over now that we made that deal (see earlier posts)

Who is more social? I think Joel is, but now that we're married we're both kind of home bodies, nothing is better than snuggling in for a movie and ice cream on the weekend :)

Who is the neat freak? um neither of us really, I do love to clean though

Who is the most stubborn? mmmm probably me

Who hogs the bed? Miley!

Who wakes up earlier? depends on the day, but Joel doesnt like to sleep in late, I could sleep in untill 12

Where was your first date? Well our first-first date was a double and we got ice cream, watched the HULK and looked at the chalk drawings at the gateway. But our first alone date was AMAZING! We went on a hike up to Donut falls and had a blast! then went to my fave restaraunt PF Changs...then went back to my apartment and watched my fave movie, Just friends. Then at like 1am got into an intense indoor water bottle, wrestling match. ha ha I would pay lots of money to relive that day.

Who has the bigger family? Joel- 6

Do you get flowers often? I dont really like flowers, I mean I do but only on Valentines day or my Birthday, and hes good with that :)

Who eats more? Joel, but I eat alot too, ha ha we vacation to eat good food. its kind of sad but we love GOOD food

Who sings better? ha ha I think I do, but joel has a good boy voice :)

Who does the laundry? we both do. Ive ruined too many of joels shirts to do it by myself...(how do I know what shirts to dry and which ones to hang?) ;)

Who is better with the computer? mmm I would say me, just because I'm on it all day everyday

Who drives when you are together? Joel

Who picks where you go to dinner? Its pretty equal

Who is the first one to admit when they are wrong? MEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!

Who wears the pants in the relationship? Joel is the head, and Im the neck that turns the head :)

Who eats more sweets? we both loooove chocolate, but i probably do because there is always candy at my work

Who cries more? DEFINITELY ME. Joel always compares me to a 5 year old and says my first reaction to everything is to cry. ha ha I cant help it, I think I have over active tear ducts

What's your best day together? So many to choose from! our first date, our trip to Cali with his fam the summer before we got married! the day we got sealed, honeymoon, day we got Miley :)

Where did you honeymoon? Park city first, then Playa del Carmen Mexico!!

Favorite date night? either playing games with friends and family or just cuddling up watching a good movie or going to a movie. ha we should probably start being more active.

Favorite TV show to watch together? THE OFFICE! and the King of Queens, also Prison Break (so intense!)

Tuesday, January 12, 2010


My two favorites

ha ha her ears are so huge

I love them :)

Saturday, January 9, 2010

New years resolution/ deal with my husband

So while down in Utah this past week visiting my family- We decided we need to eat better and get back into shape! Alot of this was due to the fact that my brother and his wife eat SUPER healthy and made us feel guilty :) ha ha

I HATE running, yet I want to get in shape.

I also HATE making dinner, yet love to eat.


So Joel made me a deal that if I get up and go running with him 4 days a week, he will make dinner 4 days a week! ha ha this was just the motivation I needed! Plus Joel is a GREAT cook- he has that common sense for cooking that I just dont have. (He must have inherited it from his mom)

So with Joel cooking healthy meals for us, and running 4 days a week- Im hoping to be back to my weight when we were dating by April.

Wish me luck! ;)