Thursday, July 15, 2010

New Blog

Blog Readers:

Ben and I have joined our blogging efforts and have created our own blogfor our new family!!

You can now find us at:

Happy reading!!!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Wedding photos

All the wedding photos are up on facebook. We might put some up here when I feel like it :) Sorry to those of you who don't have facebook. Go find your child and look over their shoulder.

In other news, my horoscope that gets delivered to my phone everyday said I should write a poem for the one I love. Here goes:

My hubby Ben is really hot.
He really cares for me a lot.
Though he teases me so,
His love he does show.
I'm so happy we tied the knot!

I love you Ben!

And, the customer I just helped in the drive-thru couldn't get her car to start. It ended up she had turned it off while it was still in drive!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

48 hours from now, Ben and I will be married people, and my single life will come to an end. It's about stinkin' time!

Here are things I'm happy to be leaving behind:

Singles Wards. We can all admit it isn't where we want to hang out forever. After being in family wards/branches on my mission I remembered how much better family wards are. And, while I had a good time in my ward, it just wasn't as exciting as I hoped it would be.
Not having someone to do everything with. I'll have a partner for everything! Since Ben likes to spend so much time with me, I'm sure I can convince him to come with me when I have errands to run, we can go running together, we'll be able to go to church together.
Having to say goodbye every single night (we got tired of it about 6 months ago!). Ben knows this is my least favorite time of the day. He has started telling me I can't pout when we say goodbye. I've never been a fan of goodbyes anyway, so when we can finally say goodnight and turn of the lights, it will be one happy day!
Lonely nights because Ben is studying or doing assignments. Since Ben has a futon, it is our guest bed in Ben's study room. I can go in there and read while he is slaving away at reading and papers. If I get bored and want to do something else, he'll still be in the same apartment as me!
Being the only one in the house getting ready in the morning. I made Ben promise he would get up with me in the morning. I like the quietness of early mornings, but it has been really hard to get up and be excited to go to work when my cousins are all still sleeping and will sleep until I've been at work for an hour or so.
Driving 30 minutes to see each other and then another 30 to go home. It's been quite costly on the old wallet and is a big factor in when we can get together and how much time we can spend together. If Ben comes over he loses an hour of studying time. If I go to Ben's, I lose sleep. So we'll be getting an hour of our day back!

All in all, yay to us getting married. We'll have pictures up as soon as we get settled back after all our fun travels.

PS-Not that this has anything to do with this post, but do you recognize what color that is? I'm pretty sure it is puce, and I was excited when they had it as an option.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Book Review: Mansfield Park

With my extra time in the drive thru, I've started bringing a book to work to read. The first book I decided on was Mansfield Park. I love Jane Austen and Pride and Prejudice and was excited to read antoher one of her books. Sadly, though, I noticed a theme developing that I could have predicted.

Mansfield Park was very similar to Pride and Prejudice. I've seen Sense and Sensibility and Emma, and it seems like Austen was very much stuck on the idea of the heroine loving someone, but is saved from a despicable relationship to later fall in love with Mr. Perfect.

If you like this type of book, you'll like Mansfield Park.

Next up on the reading list is Tuesdays with Morrie.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Happy Summer!

Since it is officially summer, here is a list of things I'd like to do before it starts snowing again.

1. Go swimming. I haven't even touched the Clark's pool yet!
2. Eat at least one meal a week that has been cooked on the grill (and not just hamburgers!)
3. Have a good bonfire to roast marshmallows on.
4. Road trip, but I don't know where we'll go. We don't have time or money.
5. Go to a Twins game.
6. Clean my car inside and out.

I know it's not long, but I don't have tons of time to get this all in since I will be:

1. Working during the prime hours for some of the above (like swimming).
2. Getting married.
3. Flying to two more weddings. If only time wasn't an issue we probably would have road-tripped to Sarah and Brian's wedding.
4. Encouraging Ben to study and get his work done. Someone has to do it ;)

Just an update if you were wondering, it is now officially 10 days, 23 hours, and 6 minutes until we get married. And, if you weren't wondering, too bad!