Monday, February 22, 2010


As I was going through a bookshelf this afternoon looking for my study journal, I came across a journal I forgot I had started. It was my "Date Book" that I started when I turned 16. In it I made a record of the dates I went on--who I was with, who else was there, what we did, and how fun I thought it was. I only kept it up for about 6 months, but it was fun to go back and read the entries. Of the 20 dates that I recorded, 9 were with Chris, and all of the ones I went on with him were marked as being "SO fun, a PERFECT date, a BLAST" etc. I thought I would share a couple of the entries.

Please excuse run-on-sentences and grammar. I was 16 and giddy about boys :)

January 4, 2002
I went with Chris Cutler, and Stephanie Alder went with Tom Duncan. It was SO fun. We made a fort at Chris's house and watched Dumb and Dumber and ate pizza. Then we played nintendo and foosball. We played Uno then we got in a HUGE snowball fight.

March 23, 2002
Hosannah [a concert]. I went with Chris and Stephanie went with Tom. We went to Rexburg to see Hosannah. It was so good! Then we went back to my house and roasted marshmallows and starbursts :) over candles. Then we just messed around, played games, played the piano...etc. It was a WAY fun date! Chris is so much fun to be with! (By the way, this date was girl's choice.)

April 3, 2002
I went with Chris and Dani went with Craig to see The Count of Monte Cristo. Craig called and asked me, but said the date wasn't with him. Then he picked me up, blindfolded me and drove around till I was lost. Then we ended up at Chris's house and Chris had brought Dani. They switched. Then we popped popcorn and brought pop and cookies and smuggled them into the theater. I had a BLAST!

May 11, 2002
Commencement-I went with Chris and Gus took Mandy Miller at night, but in the morning Chris picked me up at 5:00 am and we went with Tom and Kim Englis to Peterson Park and watched the sunrise and ate breakfast. Then we took sidewalk chalk and decorated everyone's driveways. Afterward we saw Chris Young and Kurt going to pick up their dates, so we followed them to Craig's house where they all ate breakfast and then we played games. They took us home at around 10:00. Chris and Gus and Mandy picked me up at around 5:45 pm and we went to get pictures. Then at 7:00 we went to Chris's house for dinner. It was SO cool! They took us downstairs and they had a candlelight dinner with christmas lights around it. There was a rose at mine and Mandy's place for us. We ate dinner and Chad (Chris's brother-in-law) played the guitar for us. Then we went to the dance. It was SO much fun. It was one of the best dates I've ever been on! After the dance we went to the park and ate ice cream. It was an awesome date!

May 24, 2002
I went with Chris and Kaley went with Chris Y. to see Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones. It was a ton of fun. Afterward Chris and I stood on my porch and talked for a long time. It was great.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


Honestly...I've been avoiding blogging. Why? I'm intimidated by Christmas.

But today I'm feeling a desire to ramble about random things. Maybe I'll decide to blog about Christmas someday, but today is not that day.

Random #1: I love Audrey Hepburn.

I don't know why, but she has always held some sort of fascination for me. I think she is absolutely lovely. One of my good friends from high school is an amazing artist and she drew me a picture of Audrey and framed it. I love it. I'm not sure if the reason that My Fair Lady is one of my favorite musicals is because I really like the musical, or just because Audrey is in it.

Note: I'm pretty sure that I really do like the musical for it's own sake

Random #2: William is NOT color blind. We figured this out today. He can definitely tell the difference between colors, he just doesn't really care what the names are.

Random # 3: I'm starting to train for a marathon.
Not sure if I will run the Teton Dam Marathon in June, or just run the half marathon, and then run the Logan Marathon in September. Either way, I'm excited about it.

Random #4: January-March is the worst part of the year, with February as the worst of the worst. I'm glad it's a short month, because as it is it still manages to seem twice as long as other months.

Random #5: I am really excited to do our taxes this year. That's a first for me. Hopefully I will be able to get them done this weekend.

Random # 6: I really want a King-Sized bed.

I do not want to PAY for a king-sized bed, but I do really want to own one. And sleep on one. A nice one. It just sounds so luxurious! Plus, I am sick of being deliriously tired in the middle of the night and bringing Isaac to bed to nurse, and then ending up with approximately 4 inches of room for myself because I'm too lazy (aka scared he'll wake up) to put him back in his crib.

Note: This has been happening less often lately because I finally decided that it's worse to be in bed then it is to be out of bed. Being in bed gives the impression that I should be able to sleep, and so it's just cruel when I can't. When I'm out of bed I don't really expect to be able to sleep, so I'm not disappointed.

Random #7: Isaac is wearing these pajamas today (yes, he is still in his pjs) that have little cuffs on the feet that come just to the end of the ball of his foot, so his little toes stick out. It's the cutest thing ever. It makes me want to eat him up.