Saturday, September 4, 2010

Puke Ain't So Bad

For all of you parents out there, I felt your pain last night. I was woken up in the middle of the night to the sound of my kitten's upchuck reflexes. Cleo was getting ready to barf all over my bed. As I, still half asleep, frantically searched for something within arm's reach to have her throw up in, she puked on my blanket. The poor little thing :( She let me pet her for a little while and then jumped off the bed like nothing happened. I cleaned up the bedding and went back to bed. She's feeling fine today, so I hope we don't have a replay of that any time soon.

Monday, March 8, 2010

New Boot Camp Date

It's official, Rich is going to Boot Camp on April 5th (hopefully). The date has changed a couple times, but we're pretty sure this is final. Rich and I are working on getting everything in order for this new stage in our life. Fun fun fun!

In other news, our kittens are adorable. They are ringworm-free and love exploring the apartment. I posted pics on Facebook, but I'll post some on here soon.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Say Hello to the Newest Members of our Family

That's right...we have twin girls. They are so adorable! Our cute little babies came home to us the Wednesday before Christmas. These little ones are the greatest Christmas present I have ever received; they sure love to cuddle. :) Here they are: Eve & Cleo (short for Cleopatra).

Richard got me these sweeties for Christmas. They're getting over from a cold and ringworm, so they'll be a lot happier when they're better. I think I got a much better present than the sweatshirt I got him. (Side note from Hubby: I love the sweatshirt. The End.)

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

A Fun Baby Shower

I went to my friend's baby shower tonight. And I'll be honest, I hate going to baby showers. I don't have kids, so the conversation is awkward (the moms are talking about breastfeeding & I'm waiting in dread for someone to ask me when we're planning on having kids). But the evening was really fun. We played a few games and they were fun; I didn't have to smell or eat anything. :) We just hung out, chatted, and ate yummy food. The gifts were all so cute and pink!

The kicker was when we were cleaning up the party and a firefighter walked in. (The party was at a neighborhood community center, so they can just walk right in.) Apparently one of the alarms was tripped, but we didn't hear anything; it must have been some kind of glitch because there was no fire, just a bunch of ladies. That really capped off the night nicely.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Save BYU's Women's Research Institute

"A BYU education should be (1) spiritually strengthening, (2) intellectually enlarging, and (3) character building, leading to (4) lifelong learning and service." And that is what the Women's Research Institute has promoted for the past 30+ years. The research done through this department has linked researchers across the university and has touched lives around the world. As a graduate of the Women's Studies minor, I have personally seen the work people are able to do because the Institute is present. In my senior research class, I was able to have individual time with professors that may not have been otherwise available. In this same class, we had women from varying majors, which brought more points of view to our research and broadened what we were able to do.

I'm unclear as to WHY the Women's Research Institute is being dissolved, but I would ask the University and specifically the Committee that made this decision, to reconsider. People, not just women, are upset about this decision because it is taking a piece of the university from the students that have come to BYU to study. I feel that by closing the Women's Research Institute, we are stealing from future generations; not only BYU students, but from people all over the globe that could benefit from the research done there.

If you don't want the Women's Research Institute to close, please DO something about it. Write a letter/email, call, join the Facebook group, wear a shirt or whatever you want to protest this decision. Let them know what they are taking away!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Good News

As some of you may know, Richard enlisted in the Marine Corps a few months ago, but we have been waiting to see if he got the job (Military Occupation Specialties aka MOS) that he wanted, which is a linguist. We heard from his recruiter this month and he was accepted into his MOS. We're really excited about this. Rich goes to Boot Camp in March and I'm planing on staying here for that time and then we'll see where the Marine Corps takes us.

Monday, September 7, 2009


eat fried dough while on the back of a motorcycle with a helmet on.

#1: You can't get the food in your mouth because the helmet is in the way.
#2: You get powdered sugar all over your helmet and yourself.

Not that I've tried that or anything. :)