Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Husband Tag

1. Where did you meet your husband?
We met in a karaoke lounge at Studio 600 in Salt Lake City. It was really weird for me to go up there, because I was done with dances and stuff. But there was this kid that I was going to meet up there and so I decided to go. We got there and it was crazy! There were so many people everywhere! We are not the typical "be cute all night and try to get boys" girls; we are weird. So of course we went up into the karaoke lounge upstairs and listened to crazy, funny people sing. We signed up to sing and were waiting for our turn when Bryce and his friend Matt walked in. Now the people up there, besides us, were weird (not that I'm not weird too lol) but it looked like a star wars convention meets national honor society meets the FFA. There weren't any cute guys up there so imagine our surprise when they walked in. They sat across the room from us. Bryce and I kept making eye contact. I couldn't believe how cute he was!!! It was like my dream guy walked into the room. Seriously! Now there was a table with a chocolate fountain, fruit, chips and salsa, and candy right in front of them. I thought I would get a better look so I went over, grabbed a strawberry, dipped it in chocolate, and walked away/ate it. Now me, being very accident prone, didn't realize that as I was glimpsing over to get a look at the perfect man I missed my mouth with the strawberry and chocolate went all down my face and chin. I turned around and rushed over to my friends who were laughing so hard. So me, right? So we got up to go see when our turn was and when we came back to our seats they were taken. The ONLY seats left were RIGHT NEXT TO BRYCE AND MATT! What are the chances that every single chair is occupied but those ones. So we went and sat down next to them. Sparks flew, emotions ran high, he actually talked to me!!!! That was that. I could not believe how amazingly perfect he was. His smile was huge and straight and white, he was way tall, his outfit was a dream, and his dimple in his chin sold the deal to me. On the way home my friend Jessica said "you are so going to marry him" and I did. Best night ever!
2. How long did you date before you got married?
Seven Months
3. How long have you been maried?
It will be one year in May
4.What does he do that surprises you?
He just does everything for me! It always surprises me how giving and generous he is.
5. What is your favorite feature of his?
Definitely his dimple in his chin
6.What is his best quality?
His humor and patience. He is so funny; it kills me. And he is so patient with me. I love him.
7. Does he have a nickname for you?
He calls me honey.
8.What is his favorite food?
He likes everything and he never gets the same thing twice. But he does love his Grandma Brough's pear jello. It's so good!
9.What is his favorite sport?
Basketball. He knows way too much about the NBA. He loves to play it as well.
10. When and where did you first kiss?
We had just finished watching the movie Disturbia at his house. We were on a love sack and he kissed me. I waited four dates to kiss him so it was perfect and wanted!

12. Do you have any children?
Just our dog, Allie.
13.Does he have any hidden talents?
He is brilliant. He is the smartest person I know. I would have to say his knowledge of random trivia. He knows so much about the most random things ever!
14.How old is he?
15.Who said I love you first?
I did!! I couldn't help it! I think he was scared lol.
16.What is his favorite music?
He loves like Alternative Rock. He loves Weezer, Angels and Airwaves, the Killers, and stuff like that. But he also likes chill stuff like Ben Folds and Dashboard
17.what do you admire most about him?
How giving he is to others. He would do anything for me, without even asking why.
18. What is his favorite color?
19. Will he read this?
Yes, he will Hi honey! lol

Friday, February 13, 2009

Oh how I Adore the Middle/Jr. High Age

Today was a crazy day at school. I think teachers should get paid extra for teaching on days like today. With the Valegrams of flowers, cookies, love letters, suckers, and teddy bears my classroom looked more like a floral shop than a classroom, and when I thought of teaching? YEAH RIGHT!!! Anyway, that is not the point of my post, THE POINT IS the fact that I love the age I teach. There is something so sweet and dare I say "pure" about 13-year olds. Now don't get me wrong, there are some students that I could definitely live without, but for the most part I love them. Today just reminded me how much I loved, back in the day, being in middle school and junior high.

Reason 1: Girls try SOOOO hard to be cool in jr. high. Once they are in high school they are content with their cool or not-so-cool lives. Like I said before, we had Valegrams passed out today. Well during FIRST PERIOD a lot of girls got carnations or teddy bears, and they carried them around like beauty queens. During FOURTH PERIOD I still had girls holding their flowers while they wrote, in the same hand, or they would pass around their teddy bears like show-and-tell. I thought it was strange for a second. I didn't understand while they didn't just put the stuff in their lockers. Then it dawned on me as I observed a girl smelling her flower and telling a boy that she "doesn't know who gave her the flower". I realized that it was a cool thing to get a Valegram and they needed to show the world that they were cool. I couldn't help but laugh, but I couldn't help but think that I probably did the exact same thing back in the day. Isn't it funny how insecure you are when you are that age?

Reason 2: I have been collecting a pretty good collection of notes passed in my classes. These are the highlight of my day. Especially notes between boys and girls. The typical note goes like this: girl=why are you mad at me? boy= you know why. girl=I really don't know, jessica just told me that she talked to Mike and he said that you were mad at me. What did I do?" boy="You broke my heart. I loved you more than Brittney and you didn't believe me and I don't want to go out anymore" BLAH BLAH BLAH it's so fun. I should photocopy some and post them on here.

Reason 3: The beloved Valentine's dance today after school. It was in the lunchroom in the middle of my school and as I was leaving work I thought I would walk over and observe, from above, my students socializing. Again, there is nothing more pure about this age. As I sat there watching the kids at the dance I had so many flashbacks. I observed girls checking out boys and/or slowly maneuvering their ways close to them, I observed during a slow song the girls getting insecure because they hadn't gotten asked to dance yet so they do the typical "dance with each other instead to be funny" dance. I remember doing that. It made you feel like you were too occupied to even think to dance with a boy. I also saw THE best: A girl and a boy dancing, and the girl's friends behind the boy with their hands over their mouths freaking out and jumping up and down because they were dancing. I remember doing that EXACT thing. I remember my friend Whitney Hill getting asked to dance by JEFF SHOCKLEY and me standing behind him making freakish faces and jumping up and down.

I walked away from observing smiling EAR to EAR! I just love it. They are in their own world, junior high. It made me realize that this critical age in their lives is so precious and I am grateful that I get to be a part of it with them. I would like to thank people like Crystal, Sharly, Melissa, the "6 pack" and all the boys I crushed on like Alex Thorson, Scott Stewart and Miller, Jesse Riggs, and more for making my young adolescent years so memorable!

Friday, February 6, 2009

We Booked Our Cruise!

Bryce and I have always said that we want to go on a cruise sometime soon. Well that "soon" is in 9 weeks!! We are going on a 7-day cruise through Mexico on the Princess Cruise line. I am so excited!!! I have been on two cruises before, but never with my love. Bryce hasn't been on one yet, and he is like a child waiting for Christmas to come! We are both so excited, and so stressed because we need to have nice, toned bodies by then!!!!! Gold's Gym here we come!

I hope we can be THIS happy on our cruise too!