Thursday, May 31, 2007

Goodbye Lloyd, Hello Ron

When Nik and I returned home from our anniversary getaway it was to a sad sight. Our beloved fire bellied toad, Lloyd, had died. It was a very sad moment for me, and Nik was very supportive, it was great. We wrapped Lloyd in a paper towel and Nik dug a hole in the closest thing we have to a front yard and we burried him with a head stone with his name on it. It was really sweet. Nik even found "Amazing Grace," bagpipe version and played it after we burried him. It was great. Nik was great. I felt pretty stupid getting all choaked up over a frog, but I really did love Lloyd and I had had him for almost three years. He had been pretty sick, so I am sure he was not comfortable the last months of his life, and he was about 6 years old. It was his time. I really do miss him.

The happy side to this story is that, after a short grieving period, I was able to get another frog. Nik and I went wiht Jake and Lisa to PetCo on monday and we picked out Ron. In case you didnt know, our frogs were named Harry and Lloyd from the movie Dumb and Dumber. Since we were left with Harry we were going to name the next frog Sally, from When Harry met Sally. Unfortunatly, when we got home "Sally was quite a bit bigger than Harry, and it was a little awkward, so we decided on Ron. I am now considering getting a third and naming it Hermione. Good huh? I hope at least a few of you got the name refference before I said Hermione.

Noah has already been over and shown his approval, and Ron gave him a hearty hello. I am excited for our newest addition, and hope everyone can come see him as soon as you can.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Shrek the Third

For part of our anniversary celebrations, Nik and I went to see Shrek the Third at the Gateway. I was so excited because it had been a long time since I had seen a show in a big theater (as opposed to the dollar theaters) and it was at the Gateway no less! I went in with high expectations and was not dissapointed. Much. I had heard that this one was better than the previous two and I was looking forward to it. It was very funny and I really enjoyed the princesses, though they did scare me a liitle. The story was not as involved as the first two, but it was still good. I especially liked when Shrek was talking to Artie in "street" and Artie goes running to Merlin's house yelling "Help! There's an ogre trying to connect with me!" I laughed. The end was a little corney, but I didnt expect much else. I dont know if those of you who have seen it realized, but Jim from the Office was the voice of Lancelot. That made it better. Anyway, short post, but I hope all of you get a chance to see this movie soon. Especially those with small children. Shrek rocks.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007


Last friday was my graduation from Salt Lake Community College. I was so excited and so nervous. Last time I did this I was with a bunch of my friends who were doing the same thing. This time I was on my own. I arrived on time (enough) and was too nevous to enjoy the fruit kabobs and bagles they had set out for the graduates. I struggled to get my little white collar on and to keep my cords and the stole from blowing away. Finally I decided to line up and was just a little astonished to see that the line extended from the SI building to the institute and arround the corner to the automotive trades building. It was amazing. It just so happened that I ended up next to a friend of mine and that made the procedings more bareable. Before everyone walks into the gym all the teachers in their schools robes walk down the middle of our lines and we get to cheer for them, then, as we are processionaling in to the gym all the teachers are standing and clapping for us. That means that I got to see my dad in his robes twice! I was very cool to know that even though I was not staning next to him, that he was in this with me. The ceremony itself was not as boring as I thought it would be, but for a more accurate description of the events, ask Nik, Jeanne, My mom and and my uncle Pres. They all attened, despite my warnings. I tried to keep talking though most of it so I wouldnt think about how nervous I was. Finally it was my turn to get my diploma (holder) and I managed to walk up the first ramp, get the holder, shake two peoples hands and walk down the second ramp with out tripping. Go me. Afterwards we took lots of pictures and then went to my parents house for a barbecue. I was very impressed at the turnout. I thought for sure that midday on a friday would mean that no one could come, but I felt very supported. I even got to see a good friend from high school I haddnt seen in more than a year. Thank you to eveyone that came and made me feel so accomplished. I was a great day, topped off by a great night.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Time Me

I was inspired by Lou.

11 years ago:
I was 11.
I was in finishing up 5th grade.
My younger brother had just turned 3.

6 years ago:
I was a sophomore in high school.
I was preparing for Spring Fling with one of my best guy friends.
I had a major crush on mike Bjarnson.

2 years ago:
I was in a serious relationship with my now husband.
I had just been in a car wreck that totaled my first car.
One of my best friends was already married and the other was soon to follow.

Yesterday I:
Went to my third day of my new job.
Went to Audrey's with a pregnant Vivian to watch shows.
Considered buying my husband a turtle.

Today I:
Went to my little brother's 14th birthday party.
Prepared for graduation.
Probably stayed up way too late.

Tomorrow I will:

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Recent Events

Since it has been a while since I have writen anything of worth, I am going to update everyone on what has been going on in my no particular order...

Yesterday afternoon Nik's work took us to see Spiderman Three at Jordan Landing. I have to admit that it was a pretty good show. It definitly had comic book feel, and the story took a little bit to get going, but the villians were amazing and I loved the animation. It was even better than Superman Returns. I liked Kirsten Dunst's performance in this one much more than either of the others, but she had a slightly smaller part, so that could have had something to do with it.

Also last night, all the friends got together to celebrate Vivians last birthday with out kids. We (me, nik, talina, david, viv, and Jake) met at Viv's appt and went to a late dinner at Village Inn, Vivian's favorite restaraunt, and then bowling at Bonnwood on 2100S Main. It was a lot of fun. We dont get to do much with Talina and David, so it was extra fun. There were a couple of memorable things that happened that night: Vivian got her first ever Turkey! David finally broke 100 and Nik finally beat me! It was a great night!

As of today I am officially done with school. I emailed my last test to my teacher today. Everything seems to have gone fine. My video teacher even had some unexpected nice things to say about my final project. I got an A in Java, which I never thought possible. I should know all my grades by tuesday and then I will see if I qualify for the honor cords. I am really close, before this semester i had a 3.53, so as long as I dont get anything lower than I usually get, I should be good to go. My graduation is next Friday, May 11th.

I will start my new stained glass job on monday (probably) and I am excited and nervous. Wish me luck!

Ok, that will have to do for now. I am due at my Sister in laws in a few minutes. Thanks for listening!