Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The LA Temple

So we tried to go to the temple today, but we ran into a little roadblock, aka the temple is closed this week, which we forgot. Oops!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Slow day

So it was a slow day on the news front, so we decided to duke it out old school style for bragging and other rights. Thats right. Guess who won't be doing the dishes for the next month! The secret of my success? High waistline. Gets 'em every time.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Palm Sunday

Our great Palm Sunday...

Saturday, March 27, 2010

I'm tour guide Barbie

Just wanted to give a quick tour to everyone who hasn't been to our house yet. Sorry about the crappy quality, we think we figured out why and won't let it happen again!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Crazy Day!

So today gave me a little scare, but then I suppose I was a little relieved. If we were going to have our car broken into down here, I'm glad all the thieves took was a lousy GPS and not the whole darn car.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Ice Cream Scream

After a trip all over town looking for a Ben & Jerry's to get our free ice cream today, we discovered that the store was closed! What an awful thing to happen to a girl (and her husband who has to deal with her)! Being denied free ice cream is not a pleasant thing, but luckily I have an amazing husband who stops at the grocery store to buy me a whole big thing of ice cream to soothe my pain without even having to ask. How lucky I am...(well, not with ice cream apparently, but with spouses)

Monday, March 22, 2010

At the bookstore

It was a good evening tonight, for we got to go to a local Barnes & Noble and see Brandon Sanderson, author extrodinaire, and get our books scribbled in. We sat in on some good question and answerage, as well as a couple read-ins for forthcoming works of art. Indulge in our experiences:

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Relief Society Meetings

So we created this video because we skyped my parents tonight and told them about our day at church, and they thought it was outlandish that the Relief Society would have a party during the Sunday Block and that it would never happen in Utah. So we thought we would ask the great interwebs and see what others thought.

Tell us what you think.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Day at the Beach?

So I thought I would start vlogging things as they happen to us. I didn't bother to tell Kelly, which explains the weird look she gives me at the beginning of the video. Enjoy!

Friday, March 19, 2010

March so far...

March has been pretty interesting but still laid back month for us here in Encino. Dave has been busy with his secret side job (I'm not sure that I'm allowed to say what his job is). Last week he had to work this job, and I went with him. It was at the UCLA campus, which is absolutely gorgeous!! I totally fell in love with campus. Around every corner I would point and yell at Dave "Look at that!!" I'm sure he was bored with me by the end of our walk around there. We both practiced our photography skills while we were there. We had a nice little picnic on one of the beautiful lawns and enjoyed the perfect weather. It was a wonderful day.

With the Bruin Bear

He didn't like Dave very much


So cool (and not just the girl doing the handstand)
Who wouldn't want to go to school here?
I mean, look at how beautiful their library is
I'm seriously so jealous and so in love with UCLA

I'm sure most of you wouldn't be able to tell, but spring has sprung here in California. The weather is getting a lot warmer, and there is a distinct change in the air that Dave and I can both feel. The flowers are starting to bloom and it smells so wonderful when I go running in the fancy neighborhood behind us. I love spring!

One bad thing that happened to us was my desktop computer dieing. I bought the computer new in summer of 2008 and the motherboard decided to die last week. We looked on HP's website and apparently this is a common problem for that model of computer; a lot of people who bought it the same time I did had it die at the same time also. It's so sad. Luckily my hard drive is fine though, so we will be able to save all my files. And thank goodness that we have Dave's laptop to use also. I don't know what I would do all day without the internet.

We are patiently but anxiously awaiting our tax refund from Uncle Sam. We had an uncommon form I guess, so we had to mail our return in rather than file it electronically, and they are still processing. Because of all the things we did this year, the main one being a first time home buyer, we are getting quite a refund and are ready to go shopping! Hopefully any day now it will come and we can pay off our debt and buy some fun things.

Yesterday I had a fun blast from the past. My good friend Shannon from Imlay City, Michigan (which is where I mostly grew up, for those of you who may not have known), came to California for a visit. She's a super genius, so she was out here visiting Cal Tech for grad school. I haven't seen her since the summer of 2005 I believe, so it was awesome to be able to catch up with her and enjoy the sunshine. It was a great day and made me miss all my friends in Michigan.

Until next time...