June 1, 2008


Ever since I can remember my Mom has cooked dinner for my family. I am so used to having 6'oclock roll around and there will be a nice hot meal ready for me on the dinner table. I have been married for two years and am still waiting for those dinners to just magically appear. I have never been excited to cook. My Mom always asked me to cook with her so that I could learn how to for when I get older. I thought that day would never come.. having to make my own meals. (Mom, just like always you were right.. again) I am now learning how to make all those meals my Mom always cooked...

I made my first Pot Roast tonight... and I will say it was delicious!!! So far it's going great! Cooking ain't so bad...

Broken Water Heater

So if you have talked to Steve or I in the last month... I am sure that you heard about our water heater breaking. For the first two and half weeks (even though it was still miserable) we at least got about 4.5 minutes of luke warm water.. and I thought that was bad!! We had the Cambridge Court maintenence guy come and "fix" it and then to our surprise... made it worse. There was not even an ounce of warm water!!! We couldn't shower OR do the dishes!!! It honestly was miserable. I was boiling pots of water on the stove and trying to take a sponge bath (that didn't go over so well) and Steve was having to shower at BYU everyday. I will admit that going to my moms a couple times to get ready wasn't so bad because she has a full jacuzzi with jets and all that fancy stuff! But overall it was not the funnest week I have had. Needless to say they did eventually come and fix our water heater. I will NEVER forget to count my blessings of having hot water!!!

My Little Brother

It has been awhile since I have posted and figured my time is due. My little brother had his Orem High graduation on the 30th of May and I always thought graduations were SOO boring! But I loved every minute of it. I did everything I could to make sure that I got off work early so that I could be there and support him and it was so worth it. While I was sitting there during the program I realized... he's going to be leaving on his mission soon. Of course I have thought about it but now it is real to me. Tears came to my eyes and I haven't stopped thinking about it since. That is going to be the hardest day for me.

I am going to miss the 3-4 phone calls a week to give me an "update" on whats going on with school, friends, girls, etc. The warm hugs that I always receive from him when I come over for weekly family dinners. His LOUD music when he's playing his electric guitar.. I could go on and on. I consider Michael one of my best friends and I can't believe he is growing up so fast.

I am really amazed what he has turned out to be. His desire to do the right thing, how humble he is when he easily could think very highly of himself, his sense of humor always puts a smile on my face, and anyone who knows him knows that he is a good example to anyone who is around him. It's going to be so hard to see him go but just like he always has.. he's going on to do what the Lord wants him to do. I love you Michael and I will miss you.