Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Heather's Big Day!

Today is my oldest sister Heather's birthday. She is great for a LOT of reasons, but today she is great because she gave me a wake up call for work today! Scott and I were still asleep, but luckily she returned my call at 7:35am this morning, so we weren't late for work- wow, that was a close one!
Here are some other reasons why Heather is the AWESOMEST:

1. She used to have dates with me in the mini-closet of the closet when we were kids. One person was in charge of bringing a game, the other in charge of sneaking a snack. I think we were equally good at the second job :) What fun times!

2. Heather always let me hang out with her and her high school friends. She is a very inclusive person and spends her time helping others feel involved.

3. Heather has inspired me to always have people over for Sunday dinner. Even when you don't have extra money laying around to feed friends (read: living on med school loans, or in my case, newlywed) you just do what it takes to have people over at least 1/week.

4. Heather is really good at talking sense into people. She is reasonable when I am unreasonable. And she is good at helping me see when and where I am wrong, and how I can tactfully apologize, even when I don't want to.

5. Heather is a creative GENIUS. I have never seen someone illustrate so effortlessly or come up with such innovative ways to teach kids how to read or have fun doing their jobs. Go Whitehead Wildcats!

These are the only 2 photos I could find (that's not true, but the third was UGLY) during my last 2 minutes of lunch break today. Makes it seem that Heather is on the phone a lot!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY HEATHER- Here's to another GREAT year!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Christmas in May

We woke up a bit late this morning, and consequently missed our morning gym trip. We had showered and gotten ready by the time Scott peeped through our blinds to see a class TEN snowstorm!!! What in the world? May 24. Wow. But there are a few benefits… Scott and I drove to work together so I wouldn’t have to scrape my car. When I got to work, everyone on the morning call was saying “Merry Christmas” to me. Then, when I came into my office, they were playing “Let it Snow” on the radio. I had a random gift on my desk from my boss J I guess I’m okay with it snowing in May if we can pretend it is Christmas!!!
I guess our spring days were just fleeting. Hopefully they will be back soon!!!!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

What What it's the WEEKEND!!!

Last weekend we went on an adventure. After morning chores and waffles, we put on our flip flops, grabbed our sunnies and packed the car with water, tennis shoes, coats, card games, and a our swim suits... just in case. Then we got in the car and just drove. Here's what happened:
We found ourselves in the Uintas- just outside of Kamis. (Sort of a long drive, good thing we had Scott's "What What it's the weekend!" CD playing!)
We ate chicken and played Gin in the back. Luckily the vibe is a hatchback! After lunch, we head for the river. First we have the little river. This is where I claim to have won the stick race. It was practically a tie :)
We hope it will be a long time until we bust out our coats again!
We later found the Provo river (all the way past Kamis!) and just enjoyed laying around on the rocks. They kind of felt like a massage in my back. It was so great to soak in the SUN!
On the way back, we stopped at Dairy Keen to split a raspberry shake. I will NEVER pass up an opportunity to get a shake in Heber. They are the BEST!

Then we went to the boys' (read: The Fab 5) baseball game. We stayed for a while then headed to baby Azelea's birthday party. She turned one! The cherry blossoms were perfect, and the watermelon tasty!
We even had a live band there! How awesome is that?

So we didn't end up using our swim suits last Saturday, but it was quite the eventful day! I'm lucky Scott is such a spontaneous, fun guy!!!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Quality of Life

My quality of life has really sky-rocketed since marrying Scott. Disregarding the beginning when I took cold showers and never knew where we would sleep each night or what we’d eat each day… J, my life has really improved!

- Scott motivates me to go to the gym every morning with him. Consistently working out definitely improves quality of life!
- I’m not as stressed out as I used to be. Since Scott and I get to hang out every day, I am not manically organizing my schedule and planning things to do all the time. We do fun things together, or if nothing is planned, we hang out at home! It’s really great.

- Scott has convinced me that the little things I love in life are worth it! For example, we now buy Crest Vanilla Mint toothpaste all the time. It’s about $.50 to $1 more, which makes my inner self just reach for the cheapest brand instead. But since we both love it so much, and use it at least 2x per day, Scott has taught me that it really is worth the extra $1. Quality of life, quality of life!

- Our bed is made every day and the closet is almost always organized. Let’s just say this is not a habit that I brought into our marriage.

- I’ve never lived in such a nice place. We have glass vases all around and nice, new moldings and paint. Instead of moldy moldings and chipped, uneven paint like I had during college… Also, Scott has helped me “Simplify my life,” otherwise interpreted as: Throw away all of Stefanie’s favorite possessions. I’m usually a bit bitter when we actually do it, but it’s always nice later when there is more space for the things we actually do use! I’d recommend it!