Friday, June 26, 2009

I Was Tagged Again

This is kind of like the 25 things - except there are pre-decided questions and it's about you and your spouse, not just you. Come on, play along - inquiring minds want to know! ;-)
♥ What are your middle names? michael and elizabeth
♥ How long have you been together? we started dating a little over six years ago, but have been married for almost six years
♥ How long did you know each other before you started dating? just a couple of days
♥Who asked who out? he asked me out
♥ How old were each of of you when you started dating? 23 and 22
♥ Whose siblings do/did you see the most? i don't know. i think it's about even
♥ Do you have any children together? yes
♥What about pets? not anymore. we used to have a fish
♥ Which situation is the hardest on you as a couple? my laziness
♥ Did you go to the same school? nope
♥ Are you from the same home town? nope
♥ Who is the smartest? we're about equal
♥ Who is the most sensitive? me
♥ Where do you eat out most as a couple? either gengix asian fusion or the fandango casino
♥ Who has the worst temper? me
♥ Who does the cooking? me
♥ Who is more social? me
♥ Who is the neat-freak? neither
♥ Who is the more stubborn? him
♥ Who hogs the bed? andrew (i know it's supposed to be about me and derek, but neither of us hog the bed
♥ Who wakes up earlier? sometimes him and sometimes me
♥ Where was your first date? he says it was at the carson nugget casino, but i say it was saturday night stake conference and bowling afterwards
♥ Who has the bigger family? hmm, as far as sibling go, he does, but throw in the nieces and nephews and i do
♥ Do you get flowers often? sure
♥ How do you spend Christmas? we have xmas morning at our house and then go to his parents house by brunchtime and spend all day there. my family usually does xmas before xmas day
♥ Who is more jealous? i think i am
♥ How long did it take to get serious? ha! that first date.
♥ Who eats more? me
♥ Who does/did the laundry? i do
♥ Who’s better with the computer? um, i know how to do a few things. he does all the maintenance, so him
♥Who drives when you are together? he does, usually. he thinks i'm a bad driver. i say he's a tailgaiter
ok! I get to tag people!! How exciting!! actually, i'm not gonna tag anyone. if you want to do this then consider yourself tagged.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Last Night and Today

well, i went to a progressive dinner last night. i got complimented on my outfit and my glasses. the food was good, but i guess i messed up when i told the people with salads to bring them to the first house instead of the second house. other than that, everything went really smoothly. this is only the second progressive dinner that i've been to and the first one was in a branch and it seemed really haphazzard. i don't know, maybe i was just overwhelmed. i was still pretty new at the time. anyway, i got to talk to some friends and hang out with the ladies outside of church. that is always fun. one house that we went to had a shelf with some games on it. i was impressed. settlers, upwords, risk, killer bunnies, scrabble, othello. lots of thinking games. personally, i don't enjoy killer bunnies, but whatever. anyway, the theme of the dinner was home and garden. the first house had a few garden boxes and a lady talked to us about gardening and fertilizing. she seemed miffed when someone contradicted her about manure, but it went no further than the first comment, so we all just looked past it. the next house had some neat wall designs. the lady had done venetian plaster, i think. it looked neat and had some leaf impressions in it. she talked about how she did it and how much her supplies cost her. she would tell us how something cost so much and then she said what she used, which was a lot cheaper. i like it when people tell you how to be frugal. the last house was so beautiful. i think someone called it a "show house." i didn't play volleyball or croquet or even sit in the gazebo. i just sat on the lawn furniture and talked to my friends. we decided that we are gonna see harry potter and the half blood prince together when it comes out. i probably won't go to the midnight showing, so my friend will have to watch it twice. not that she would mind in the least. so that's what i've been up to this week, so far. today i'm gonna make my sister a lily apron. i'm gonna try gathering it, which i've never done before, so we'll see how it turns out.

Saturday, June 20, 2009


well, castastrophe waiting to happen is avoided. i rescanned my tv and just didn't scan for the digital channels. i wasn't fast enough to not get at least one digital channel scanned, but it's cbs, so we're safe. so now i can just avoid all those unneeded and def unwanted channels. yay for me for figuring something out!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Time for the Jeopardy!

well, we finally got cable. the guy came today and hooked us up. since being married we've never paid for tv service. we've always had an antenna or done without. it's pretty exciting. actually, cable was my third choice. i wanted dish network or directv, but i have a tree in the way. the guy from dish network came to install earlier this week, but told me he couldn't and said that directv would have the same problem. that's when i called the cable company. they were here in just a few days and total hook up time was about ten minutes. it was really neat to have it be so fast, but i have one problem. i don't know how to delete unwanted free digital channels. i have a digital tv, so apparently i can pick up some free channels. mostly they are music channels, but there's one that really needs to go away. it's a naughty channel. the cable guys warned me that i might get some channels like that. they said they can't control it. my bedroom tv is too old to be digital, so i don't get those channels in there. unfortunately, that's the tv i know how to work and delete channels. derek says that he'll check it out and see if he can fix the problem when he gets home. i sure hope he can. personally, i can just skip those channels, but what if i have a babysitter at my house. i wouldn't want my favorite 12 yr old babysitter to accidently stumble onto that channel. i'm sure she and her parents would never forgive me. i also wouldn't want my kids to find that channel. sometimes they fiddle with the tv when i'm not in the room. anyway, i'm still glad i got cable. now i can have all the local channels. i can finally watch jeopardy at my house! yay!

Friday, June 12, 2009

The Little Girl

i know, i know. i'm late getting this out, but here i go.

emmy is three years old. her birthday was june 4th. emmy is in the nursery at church and she has a few little friends there. she loves to visit her cousins from both sides of her family. she loves visiting her grandparents. she's really social as long as she knows you. if she doesn't know you she is terribly shy, which i'm glad for. i know she won't just go off with a stranger.

emmy loves girly things. she loves hearts and flowers, butterflies and fairies. stars and snowflakes. pink and purple, but also green. i think pink and green are her favorites. she loves to wear dresses and skirts. she loves tinkerbell.

emmy loves to watch videos. can you guess which ones? tinkerbell, of course. sleeping beauty, cinderella, the wiggles, elmo. she loves the story of alice in wonderland. we have four different versions of it. she watches them all. she loves willy wonka and the chocolate factory as well as charlie and the chocolate factory. it amazes me that she doesn't find it confusing that there are different movies about the same story.

she's very smart. she knows most of her colors and can recognize many letters. she loves to draw. nothing really clear yet, but she tells me what she draws, so it works.

emmy loves to talk on the phone. she just needs to know who it is first and she'll talk to anybody. she's not shy on the phone like she is in person.

emmy is like a little shadow. she loves to follow people around. sometimes she's too clingy, but i find that on days when she goes somewhere without me i miss the clingyness. she likes to sew with her nana. sometimes this scares me because i think her little fingers get too close to the needle. i don't let her sew with me and i can't be in the room when she is sewing with nana.

emmy loves to sing songs. sometimes she makes up songs and sometimes she sings songs she's heard. she loves abba. one of her favorite songs in mamma mia. she also loves some songs from church. when i go into the nursery during song time she's usually the only kid sitting there singing. the other kids are off playing with other stuff. i just find it so funny. i don't always go in there at that time. i go in to get the RS roll to the leaders, so there is no set time for me.

anyway, that's a little bit of info about emmy.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Funny Ha Ha

sometimes kids say the funniest stuff. we live near a city called sparks. derek needed to go there one night to pick up some stuff for his brother. we told the kids we were going to sparks. they never got out of the car and derek got whatever and then we started to go back home. emmy realized that we were near our house and she started crying and saying that she wanted to go to sparkles. i didn't quite know what she was talking about, but then i finally caught on. i told her we'd already been there, but she just kept crying and saying we needed to go to sparkles. derek tried to get me to stop laughing, but that was about impossible.