Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Random Marriage Lessons

Before you get married, people will give you so much advice about marriage.  Some that you ask for and most that you don't.  However, over the past two and half years, I have learned that there are quite a few things nobody tells you:

1.  Apparently there is a "right" way to place the toilet paper roll.  Who knew?!

2.  Men have the ability to fall asleep in 2 seconds flat, no matter what.  Seriously we can be having a conversation and by the time I roll over, I hear snoring.  How is that possible?!

3. You will almost never agree on a comfortable temperature.  The battle of the thermostat at home and in the car will be neverending.

4. You will have different definitions of "clean". The husband will tell you he "cleaned" and you might possibly laugh because you think it is a joke.

5.  Going along with #4, find out what "chores" your husband is really good at and use it to your advantage.  For example, when I try and fold clothes or wrap presents I sometimes have to lie and say I let my baby cousin do it.  Luckily I married way up in that department, and I officially put my husband, the king of all things folding/wrapping, to the task.

6.  Most importantly, no one really tells you how fun marriage can be.  Sure there are bad days and you definitely have to put in work, but living with a boy is quite the adventure.  And considering that boy is your best friend in the whole wide word, how can you not have fun?!

Linking up with Because Shanna Said So!

Monday, January 28, 2013

Ain't Nobody Got Time For That

Seriously though I have been absent from the blogging world for two reasons: 1. my life just hasn't been that exciting and ironically 2. we have been insanely busy and ain't nobody got time for bloggin.

We have had a few big things happen in the last week or so:

-The hubby won another tournament!!

-We got new cars (as if getting one isn't just loaddddsss of fun we got two at once)

-We are getting ready to host our first small group for our church!

-We took the puppy to dog beach and she loved it.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Friday's Letters Vol. 3

Dear Friday, Thank you for getting here a little faster this week.  I have to be honest though, I am just not really feeling you this week.  I don't know if I am just extra tired or grouchy about the hubby working, but I have a feeling it is me and not you.  I promise to be in a better mood for our next get together.

Dear hubster, I wish I was a soccer ball or ten year old so that I could spend all weekend with you.  I am excited for our date tomorrow night though!

Dear fifth grade friends, You guys seriously rock.  I love that I get to spend all day with you.  What I don't love is your germs. Please work on keeping those to yourselves.

Dear stomach bug, You are seriously annoying.  I can't tell if you are coming or going.  I think I feel better and then I don't.  You better not put a cramp in my three day weekend.

Dear Chesney, Today you officially caught your first frisbee.  Mommy and daddy are so proud of you.  Please stop chewing up the things we love though.

Dear Dunphy Kitty, Thank you for the best cuddle sesh ever today.  You always make me feel better.

Dear Mini-Vacay, The hubby and I booked you today.  I will spend the next month greatly anticipating your arrival.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Guard Dog???

So before the hubby and I decided to adopt our puppy, we of course weighed the pros and cons of adding to our family.  We both love dogs and both wanted a dog, but helllloooo responsibility.  Then I started thinking about how nice it would be to have a dog around for extra protection, especially on those nights when I am home alone (freaky!).  Well flash forward, nine months and I am beginning to question my sweet girl's capabilities as a guard dog.

sleeping on the usual

First of all, she is deathly afraid of the broom and vacuum.  Second of all, she is schooled by the cat almost daily.  And finally, she is the biggest lover of them all.  I am pretty sure if someone broke in she would either lick them to death or go running the opposite direction like she does when the husband chases her with the broom (so mean, I know).  And to make matters worse, she actually just usually freaks me out even more when I am home alone.  The husband and I are training her not to bark, so when she does, you better believe I have already pressed the 9-1....on my cellular.  Then I am left wondering for the rest of the night what she was barking at and wouldn't you love sneaking a peek at my imagination.  Luckily our neighbor's dogs seem to be scary enough for the whole neighborhood.  I swear you walk by their house and it is a scene straight out of Sandlot.  And when they start barking, wouldn't you know it, our "guard dog" jumps a foot.

Monday, January 14, 2013

I Would Like to Thank the Academy....

....Or not....I may be the only girl in the wholllllle world who cannot stand awards season.  Anndd I went to film school annnddd I did my internship for the TV guide channel during the awards season.  It was pretty much torture.  Which probably explains why I became a teacher and not an entertainment reporter (although that is the best major out there, in case you were wondering).  Anyways, since I am clearly in the minority, I better back up this crazy talk.  Here are my top 5 reasons for changing the channel when flashes of red carpet come on to my screen:

1. First and foremost, it is boring! You seriously can't disagree with me on that.  Even the actors look bored.

2. I have never seen or care to see over half the movies that win.  Actually a good chunk of them, I have never even heard of.  My movies never win.

3.  The fashion is so over the top.  Why would I care about some fancy dress some actress is wearing??? I am clearly never going to need a dress like that (nor could I afford it) so it's not like I am getting fashion tips.  I will continue to take my fashion advice from something the pages of US Weekly or People. Stars, they're just like us!

4.  The actors/actresses always seem to come off so arrogant and uptight.  The fake surprises kill me, and the long list of random people nobody knows as elevator music drowns them out is just not appealing.

5. My Sunday night line-up is ruined.  Hours of people walking down a carpet followed by hours of people winning a naked man is interfering with some of my favorite shows.

Now, you want to talk about the CMAs or the better believe I am all over that.  Awesome music + amazing talent + thanking God first + inappropriate jokes = an actual award show I will watch.  The rest of you all, don't worry about me, I am sure you will have plenty of viewers who enjoy your show.

And for dramatic blog post......the Oscar goes to...... ME!!! *Cue surprised speech where I thank my husband who was the only person who actually read this entire post*

Friday, January 11, 2013

Friday's Letters Vol.2

Dear weather,
OMG! Seriously, what is up? I have never in my life been this cold except for when I have traveled to the snow!!!! I live in sunny southern cali for a reason! Get it together, will ya???

Dear hubster,
We survived our first week back.  Even though I have to wake up earlier and drive more than usual, I secretly love the extra time we get to spend together every morning.  Annnnd I am so proud of you for your inspirational posts this week.  Love you :)

Dear babies,
I love you!  Thank you for making me smile every day.  You guys are the sweetest, cutest babies alive :)

Dear weekend,
I am really looking forward to you.  You aren't bringing anything wild and crazy, but you are bringing one awesome mother-in-law.  Please last a long time.  Thanks!

Dear Friday,
I saved you for last, because I wanted you to wait like I had to wait for you alllll week.  What took you so long?! Can you please come sooner next week?? No matter what though, I will always love you.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Real Life

Welllll we are back to real life.  No more pajamas, take out or sleeping in.  Today was pretty rough.  Husband and I completed day one of carpooling (aka I have to wake up 30 minutes earlier ewww).  I have a feeling I won't make it through the first limo on the Bachelor.  Thank goodness for dvr!

We had a pretty nice weekend.  Friday night we went out to dinner with friends.  Saturday my whole family threw a surprise party for my grandpa's 80th birthday.  It was so sweet!
How cute are they?!

Sunday we listened to a great sermon at church, went grocery shopping (fun stuff!) and *someone* had a full on Sunday night blues meltdown.  Luckily that *someone* has an understanding hubby.  

Friday, January 4, 2013

Friday's Letters


Dear husband, 
Thank you for being awesome.  Like seriously awesome.  Thank you for not complaining that you have no clean underwear and we don't have an ounce of food in the house.  Thank you for helping clean our disaster area of a house.  Seriously, who knew you could clean that good?! I will have to remember that :)  And most of all, thank you thank you thank you for cleaning up after Chesney even though it was at 3 in the morning and you almost barfed.  I am one lucky girl :)

Dear Christmas vacation,
Are you really almost over?! I am sorry that I took you for granted most days and did absolutely nothing.  Thank you for not judging me for spending most of your days in my pajamas eating takeout.  I look forward to your return next year.

Dear puppy,
I am sorry that you have a tummy ache.  I think daddy should have never bought you that candy cane bone.  Please get better soon before our house permanently smells.  Also, I really want to take you back to the park so we can keep practicing catching that frisbee.  You are so close!

Dear weather,
Please don't stop being awesome.  Yesterday I walked to the park in a tank top and it was the best feeling ever.  Keep doing that ok?

Dear San Diego,
You will always be my favorite place in the world.  My family and I had the best time hiking and staring at your beautiful ocean.  Thank you for also housing my favorite restaurant in the world.  

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy Birthday 2013!

Happy New Year! I am so excited for 2013 and all the adventures we might have.  I jumped on the 13 resolutions/goals for 2013 bandwagon.  Last year my resolution was pretty successful so I think I am on a resolution roll.
This sweet girl made a resolution to stop going potty in the house, but she only made it until about 12:30....maybe next year puppy!
1. Start recycling.  When we lived in an apartment, we didn't have recycle so we got out of the habit, but now that we pay a million dollars a month for trash pick-up, it is time to pay our respects to mother earth.
2. Carpool to school.  The husband and I work at the same school, but different campuses.  It is a super inconvenient trek across town, but we will save a fortune in gas and get in some extra quality time.  Plus I can start eating breakfast in the car again :)
3. Read one book a month.  This was my resolution last year and it was awesome.
4. Read one book of the bible a month.  This was actually the hubby's idea and I am stealing it.
5.  Use our new juicer 3x a week.  Hopefully, I can work up to daily, but 3x a week is much more reasonable right now.
6.  Pay off Sallie Mae.  We are so close to paying off our student loan debt with Sallie Mae.  Hopefully we can make this a January resolution!
7.  Go to a concert.  I think the hubby has already called dibs on Kenny and Zac Brown.  I am not complaining though!
8. Continue Sunday night dinners with my family.  It is an awesome tradition that we love.
9. Learn something new.  Anything really :)
10.  Take a cooking class.  Guess who suggested this?!
11.  Perform one random act of kindness each month.  This was also the hubby's idea....he is so sweet :)
12. Go to an out-of-state sporting event.  We have always wanted to follow one of our team's somewhere fun.
13.  Go to Disneyland.  In college, we had season passes and went at least three times a month.  We haven't been since we were engaged (well actually I took my class on a field trip there two years ago).  We are definitely due for a trip! 
Happy 2013!
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