Friday, May 20, 2011

The Young and the Restless

Last night my company had a party, just kinda for the heck of it (pretty awesome I know). They reserved this place called Jump on It. It's a warehouse filled with trampolines. Huge areas that are completely trampoline-d, even some of the walls are trampolines. They also had a foam pit (I've never been in one but always wanted to).

Brock and I had a blast, I don't know anyone from work real well, we said hi and I introduced him to a lot of people but mostly we just played. We played tag and dodgeball. We climbed up a rock wall and let ourselves fall into the foam pit. We did flips off the trampolines into the foam pit. Ahh it was so fun to play like a kid. And man it was a good workout too, my upper body was SO sore from pulling myself out of the pit (Brock thought it was funny to keep pushing me back in haha).

After that we went to drove down to Utah Lake since it was close. I've see Utah Lake every day from far away and just wanted to see what it looked like up close. When we drove up we saw a man trying to catch and horse that was out of it's yard. He had a make shift harness that he made out of some kind of twine, it was pretty impressive.

It was dusk and we watched the fish eating bugs. There are a ton of nasty Carp in Utah Lake, they get huge! We watched as they mouthed the surface of the water, it looked like they were sucking the scum of the surface or something, it was pretty gross, they even scared some of the birds that were swimming. I don't think I'll be getting in the water anytime soon haha, but it was fun to see.

I love that I married my best friend. I love that we can be so silly together. I love Brock...

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

California Roots

Brock and I are trying to plan a vacation this summer and go out to Cali to visit my Grandpa and play on the beach. I'M SO EXCITED!!! I haven't been out there in almost 12 years, I think. I love Colorado and I love Utah but I have always felt like a beach bum at heart. I was reminiscing the other night and sharing with Brock some of my fondest memories when I was a kid.

My Grandma was one of my favorite people on the planet, she past away from Pancreatic Cancer years ago but I will always have fond memories. She would tickle my back for as long as I wanted and take me on early morning walks when everyone else was asleep. She would do my hair up and I'd always get on my mom's case for not be as gentle as Grandma was when she did my hair (my poor mom). Grandma would knit my sister and I matching sweaters and the coolest clothes for our Barbies. I remember my Grandpa would fall asleep sitting up with his chin propped up on his hand and it was fun to try and tickle his nose. They had a bunny named BunBun haha and it would have the seizures where it would run in a circle, we have pictures of me trying to twitch my nose like a bunny. And Peanut the wiener dog that was fast enough to take you out if you weren't ready for her to jump up on you.

My sister and I would wake up early and watch Little Rascals on the little TV in the front room, we'd sit right in front of the screen, I loved the blue carpet in that room. The family would go down to the beach where my dad taught me to find tiny little sand crabs, he once stuffed a bunch into his swim trunk haha. My first experience with a bikini when I was like 6, I was so irritated by it, I would yank the top down as far as I could and would hike the bottoms up my belly to meet the top haha. I remember the ocean waves were scary though, it was so chilly and my dad taught me how to dive under the waves as they came but I was little and the waves seemed so big, that was not my favorite. I still have a fear of deep water and just nasty little water creatures in general.

I Should Be Famous

Picture this....

Car windows rolled down, sun shining, sunglasses on, a good song on the radio and pink flower petals swirling around and around the car like some fantastic music video... Yeah that totally happened.

I was stopped at a light on my way home from work the other day. The sun was bright, it was warm. I really did have the windows rolled down, my sun glasses on and Taylor Swift on the radio.

Then a huge dust devil kicked up. It started in the cemetery at the stop light I was at where several large pink blossoming trees stood, then swirled across the street and right around my car, it was THE coolest thing!! I was in the middle of a miniature pink tornado!

It was one of those moments that I wish someone had been in the car with me or that I had picture or video so I could relive that moment. It was so neat.

I still have petals in my car.


Tuesday, May 17, 2011

New Job, Spring Petals and a Zillion Other Things

So I'm not very good at consistently writing in my journal, let alone updating a blog (actually this blog has become more like a journal than my journal has). Recently though I lost my job. I was working at Box Home Loans. They are a great company and I loved the people I worked with. Finding a new job is a fulltime job in itself...

Recently I got hired on at Property Solutions. I love it here!!! I am soo thankful to find another great job. The pay is great, the environment is wonderful and the people I work with are nice.

Brock has signed up for one class for the Spring semester... Calculus. Yeah he's crazy ;) he recently changed his major to Chemical Engineering. We're stuck here for the next 3 or so years haha. I shouldn't say stuck, we like it here but we won't live in Utah forever.

I haven't heard any complaints from him not liking math, he's really excited for his career choice and that's so nice for me to see. This class has been Very intense though, I feel bad for how crazy busy he is. I know it'll all be worth it in the end and that we need to just continue finding joy in the little everyday things.