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February 26, 2011

Six Weeks of Greatness

Valentine's Day marked the beginning of my Six Weeks of Greatness. That's what I'm calling it anyway.

The agenda is as follows:

Week One: Valentine's Day (we ate out (and had meat) and spent the evening together watching 30 Rock and Scrubs) and a weekend visit from Liz!

Week Two: A continuation of the weekend visit from Liz and a visit from Tony (whose family I have known all my life).

Week Three: Cherish and Joey's wedding (including my trip to Tahoe and seeing my family)!

Week Four: Continuation of my trip to Tahoe resulting in a three-day work week.

Week Five: Intermission Week

Week Six: Visit from the Millers (including time at Winter Quarters and Nauvoo)!

Once the six weeks are over I'm not sure what I'll do to stay sane...hopefully the weather will be better and we can venture outside!

February 15, 2011

John 3:16

"For God so loVed the world,
          that he gAve
                his onLy
                           That whosoever
            believeth In him
               should Not perish,
            but have Everlasting life."

February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

I love holidays, with the exception of St. Patrick's Day and  April Fool's Day.

One thing that I feel most holidays have in common (aside from family, love, etc) is really good candy. A few examples:

Valentine's -  Conversation Hearts.
Easter -  Robin Eggs
Christmas -  Mint M&Ms

Let's not forget the fact that there are Oreos available for just about every holiday and/or season (I know Janelle is with me on this one).

Aside from the sweets, I am always happy for a reason to spend a little extra quality time with Scottie. He is so good for me I hardly know where to begin. We knew each other for almost six months on the day we were married. What can I say? When you know, you know and I love the guy. I also love it when he plays the guitar. 
Fishing (summer 2007) - one of my favorite pictures of us!

February 5, 2011

Mommy Lew

Today is my mom's birthday!

That's right! Here are some photos of my madre. I actually look a lot like my mother, especially when you compare pictures of us at the same age. It's great!
March 2006, Nationals. My team was the #1 High School team that year.
May 2006, at my final high school ballroom concert.
Fall 2007, My bridal shower
November 16, 2007 - My Endowment
Notice how my mom and I tilt our heads the same way? Look at the next picture!
Again, tilting our heads the same way!
November 17, 2007 - My wedding day!
November 17, 2007 - Standing together in my receiving line.
My mom and my step-dad Alan. Why the look of disbelief/surprise? No idea.
January 5, 2008 - Reception in Boise.
July 4, 2009 - At my cousin's house
My mom!

February 4, 2011

The Week In Review

The past week was a little crazy. We had another blizzard - this was definitely worse than the last one. The wind speeds seemed about the same, although there was a lot more snowfall. For all my Utah fans, this was a real blizzard - not like the wannabe blizzard a few months ago. Due to the storm my department at work closed an hour early on Tuesday and opened an hour late on Wednesday. The best part about that? I get paid for those two hours that I was not working. So great!

At the beginning of the week Scott had another Microbiology test. I have been helping him study for most of his classes and this one I enjoyed most. The test mainly covered infections of the gastrointestinal tract. I had no idea there were so many crazy diseases in the GI alone. Seriously! I just want to post a list of the infections alone, not to mention how you get them, how they affect you, etc.

 Today Scott had his second Physiology test and his second SPAL (Standardized Performance Assessment Laboratory). He said that this test was the most difficult he has ever taken. Crazy! SPAL is basically a patient encounter practice. Today the assessment was for taking a patient's health history. Talk about exciting! I got to help Scott practice by pretending to be the patient. That actually was kind of fun. :)

Work has been going well for me - I am getting better every day! If you ever need to call Wells Fargo customer service and can't get through the automated system then let me know. I am a pro! We had a Retail Services meeting to talk over our department goals for the new year and they gave everyone someone cool stuff! I am also enjoying getting to know more people at work. I am now a mentor, so I help train new hires when they get on the phones during the first few weeks. It is really great!

Fun things we did this week? I watched a few movies (including High School Musical 1 & 2), we got ice cream (amidst the snow) and we made a Costco run where we bought moldy kiwis. Gross.

In other news, an era has come to an end. Not only is our car now registered in Iows (big change!) but APX Alarm is now Vivint. Scott and I met while working at APX in the summer of 2007 and have worked there (together) since just after we were married. It was strange to leave and now it's even more strange to think that APX is no more. Just crazy!

All in all, things are going well in Iowa. We were pretty homesick for a while around the holidays, but I think that is to be expected. We are looking forward to a few events in the next few months - my BFFE (Best Friend For Eternity) Liz is coming to visit over President's Day weekend, I'm going to Tahoe for my sister's wedding in March, then Scott's family is coming to visit at the end of March. How great! Now to mention summertime following. We're hoping to make the drive home to spend a few weeks with family and friends.

SWAG (Stuff We All Get) From Wells Fargo. Seriously. How great is this?
From our blizzard. This is snow that was blowing in through the poorly sealed door.
And this is how we seal the door. Blankets. :)
Just a pile of snow plowed in the lot at work. I love seeing how much snow there is!
The Des Moines River. So beautiful!