Friday, February 3, 2012

Our Humble Abode

Have you ever bought something and loved it.. then over time you wished it was a different style, different color, or maybe you wish you'd bought something different altogether?  Well...Welcome to my Life!  I do it daily.  We bought our house 2 years ago, it's cookie cutter.  Tan carpet, tan tile, tan walls... aka BORING!  And that my friends.. is about to change!  I've postponed decorating, and it's time to get my butt in gear.  I'm really excited to make this place our own.  And to make it super-duper cute so my neighbors can be jealous ;)

These are my first areas of attention:

Imagine this room without a couch, because my sweet husband sold it! And we ordered a new one, but have to wait 8-10 splendid weeks! :)

A new kitchen table is a must!

As you can see, we have lots of work to do!  But.. I can't wait!  And surprisingly, Adam is excited too.


Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Waterproof Mascara Needed

I've had a hard time with this post.. it needs to be said, but it's so hard.  Let's start from the beginning...
I had a communications class 3 years ago, where we got put into groups for our service projects.  There was this kid that sat behind me, always said Yes Sir, Yes Ma'am, very polite - a big, gentle giant. Love him.  We had an instant bond when we realized he served his mission with my best friend from high school.  In this same class I met Adam.  As most of you know, Adam and I didn't start out with a fairytale relationship.  Adam and I broke up halfway through the semester.  I was working with my group one day when this sweet friend of mine said "Oh! We saw Adam at the movie the other night", and I replied, "Yeah, he said he was going with a bunch of friends" "uh... I think it was a date".  Regardless of the fact that we were no longer dating, I was angry.  I got mad at Adam for lying.  Adam then confronted my friend during our next class, something about guy code.  Anyway, Adam and I started dating again {eventually} and we doubled with this friend and his wife.  The last time we were able to get together with them we went to their house for dinner.  They were babysitting his brothers little girls.  We played soccer in the house, watched princess movies, and ate a delicious dinner while talking about how his brother loved being on the force and Adam loving it as well.  We got caught up in life and hadn't been able to keep in touch as well as we had liked until.... January 4th.  After hearing about the shootings, I got online to read about it, and saw something that immediately broke my heart.  A picture of a man, looking just like Travis, I knew then that my friends brother was that brave officer that sacrificed his life.  That morning Adam said to me, "we should call Travis and Jess and see how they are doing."  We should have made that call but didn't... and now that question seemed unnecessary. 
I took the day off work and went to the funeral with Adam and his department.  This was by far the most emotional, moving, and inspirational funeral I think I have attended.  The amount of people that were there to support him, his family, and officers around the world was unreal.  Officers from all over Utah, Wyoming, Nevada, Idaho, Illinois, etc were to there to support their fellow brother.  While arriving at the funeral a man stood outside his car on the corner, soluting the officers as they arrived, his eyes full of tears.  I, of course, starting crying from that point on.  After the funeral was over we got in the car and it took us an hour and a half to move roughly 5 feet in the parking lot.  When we finally got to the street, this is what it looked like.

Roads were blocked off to allow for Law Enforcement to travel in one continuous line.  Hundreds, if not thousands of people lined the roads.  Hands on there hearts, holding flags, and most of them crying. 

I am usually giving Adam a hard time about the lack of pay and the danger he puts himself in.  I struggle knowing he makes the same wages as the lawn maintenance workers.  I struggle knowing his life is on the line day in and day out.  This funeral put everything into prospective for me.  He doesn't do this for the money, or the authority, to have power, or to "ruin" peoples day.  He does this because it's a brotherhood.  He does this because he is willing and able to.   And he does this, so that others don't have to... 

There is something special about law enforcment, firefighters, military and the like.  They share a bond that I don't think anyone will ever fully understand unless they are directly involved.  

Jared Francom, Kasey Burrell, Michael Rounkles, Shawn Grogan, Nate Hutchinson, and Jason Vanderwarf, forever Heroes.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

I'm Baaaack!

Sorry I got lost for a minute.. life is crazy!  Two full time jobs and taking care of Adam is tough work.  So last night I told Adam about something annoying someone said on Facebook and he said, "You wanna know how you solve that problem?  You delete your Facebook."  My reply? "Well then who would I have to sit and bitch about?!"  He simply just pointed to himself. :) love him. 
I guess first and foremost we should discuss the fact that I had the absolute joy of returning to "the" doctors office.  I got there and as I was signing in the lady said to me, "um... do you mind waiting, the doctor had to run to deliver a baby but should be back soon."  Uh... what?!  She is delivering a baby, not picking up groceries.. so no, I don't have all day to wait, thanks.  Anyway, I ended up seeing the PA. I called them 2 weeks later and.... *drum roll* we are good for another 6 months!  I asked her if she was excited to have a break from me.. then I realized, she wouldn't be, I've been a great source of income for her over the years!  Silly me.  But I did make sure to mention I was happy to have a break from her! ;) 
I've been super crazy busy with Mindy Mae's Market lately, and I think Nikki and I are both losing our minds.  While it is all way fun, it is all way hard work.  Adam always asks me if I am doing arts & crafts,  I'm pretty sure he does that because he knows it makes me angry.  Typical.  But, our business has really started out well, we have a long way to go, but for only starting a couple months ago, I think we are pretty awesome. ;) 
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