Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Day 13-A letter to someone who has hurt you recently

So, i have decided that it is nearly impossible for me to blog every day, so i'm just going to go with it, and when i have time i will do another post... that way you won't get so sick of me from reading something EVERY DAY! haha

so this post is kinda hard to even start... i'm going to let it marinate a little and then come back to it...


so i have decided that this is virtuously impossible for me to write... A) because it's a little too personal for a blog, and B) anyone who knows me knows that i usually keep this sort of thing inside... so we will leave it there. :) there definitely is someone i would like to write this letter to, but i would rather talk to them personally instead of broadcasting it all over my blog.

most of my life i have been pretty passive aggressive when it comes to confrontation, which is something i am trying to work on... ask my hubby. :) when we have disagreements i usually will dance around what is really bothering me and say things i really don't mean to get a reaction. he tells me all the time to just tell him what's really wrong so he can fix it. men are the world's worst mind readers! :)

so as for this letter... instead of putting it up for everyone else to read, i shall write it to this person instead.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Day 12-How you found out about blogger and why you have one

this will be short, and probably boring. it's been a long and busy week, and i'm tired. i discovered blogger after my mission because my sisters both had blogs. i held out for awhile because i was trying to rebel against the influx of technology, but alas... i broke down. :) i had one blog for over a year, but got tired of that one, so i started this one. to be honest, i don't know why i have one. i have no angle, i am no julie/julia, pioneer woman, or nienie... but i guess i have something to say sometimes, and this is a forum to say it. it makes me feel good that friends and family follow the blog and are interested in those things i have to say. :) maybe one day i can be a pioneer woman and make millions off my blog... anything is possible right? :)

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

WHOA, i'm behind! Days 9, 10, and 11!

So I have had some very busy days at work, hence the no blogging while at work... and then when I get home, I am so tuckered out that the blog is the last thing on my mind. They don't pay me enough for what I've been doing lately! What do I do besides blog you may be thinking? Well I am creating an elementary Spanish curriculum for 6 different grade levels... it's fun... not really, but I do love my job and am grateful to have it. ANYWAYS...

Day 9-Something you're proud of in the past few days
Well something I am VERY proud of is that i CHOPPED my hair off today! It was really scary, especially when she put my hair in a pony tail and then hacked it off. I have to be completely honest. I am a little obsessed with the kardashian sisters, and I L-O-V-E their hair. I also love that I have two sisters as well, and that we all had long beautiful hair. Isn't that so funny/weird that that was keeping me from cutting my hair?! I didn't want to be the only sister with short hair, and I didn't want to be "that" pregnant lady/new mom that cuts her hair because she just can't handle it. But... I couldn't. I only ever did my hair on Sunday mornings, and even then not very often. I either went to school with wet curly hair or wet hair up in a bun with a headband... real attractive. So then as I thought about it more I realized that the kardashian sisters have a slew of stylists that do their hair for them every day, and it was ok to be "that" pregnant lady. I needed a change, and I needed something easy to take care of. besides... it's freakin adorable!

Day 10-Songs you listen to when you're bored, happy, sad, mad, hyped

um, this is kinda hard to be honest... the older i get, the less music i listen to. wow... i sound like a grandma! haha

bored - if i'm bored and want to listen to music i will probably try to get un-bored, so i'll usually put on something really fun like a musical... read "wicked" or "legally blond"... and belt it out
happy - if i'm happy i love to listen to some good "girl" music like sara bareilles, kelly clarkson, or colbie callait
sad - my new favorite song is "i look to you" by whitney houston, sang by mercedes on GLEE. it is seriously gorgeous, the vocals are hot, and the message is just what you need to hear when you are feeling down... there is always someone there who will understand and give you strength.
mad - i'm a little obsessed with chris brown's "deuces" which is an angry song to begin with. the beat is angry, the lyrics are angry... basically it's pretty darn hot
hyped - um... i don't think ive been hyped any time recently, so i have no idea what i would listen to. probably just something with a good beat to keep you hyped

Day 11-Another picture of you and your friends

this is jules, joshy, and i at my wedding. it was pretty much the BEST WEEK EVER! just ask them, they'll tell you! :) basically, my parents love them as much as me (my dad might even like julie a tad bit more than me! haha... it's cause she's pretty darn funny) and they have an open invitation at my house whether i am there or not... seriously... my mom even invited josh to live at my house if he got this internship he wanted with marriott... and they told jules to come stay with them for spring break. i have great friends. :)

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Day 8-Short term goals for this month and when you'll accomplish them

Goals, Goals, Goals... wow this one is going to be a little tough...

1. i need to get my hospital bag packed. i had a dream the other night that my water broke and we had absolutely nothing ready to go. i will do this by the end of the week.

2. we need to tour the two hospitals that we are thinking about delivering at. i will make the phone calls to set up the tours tomorrow.

3. i need have my lessons planned and at least have originals that i can just copy through christmas break. this will give me the time that i need to plan for my maternity leave. i would like this to happen by the beginning of december

those are my goals, we shall see what happens!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Day 7-A picture of someone/something that has the biggest impact on you

at first i thought this was going to be hard, and then i realized just how easy this task was going to be for me...

my husband

i love being married.... and i especially love being married to HIM. it is such a challenge sometimes... if you know us, you know we fight a lot... we are in a fight as i write this actually... over something stupid of course, but we are both too prideful right now to do anything about it. we will work it out though... we always do.

marriage has taught me a lot about myself. i thought i had learned a lot on my mission, but that doesn't even come close! JJ helps me be a better person. i was talking to krista the other day and she told me she was proud of me because she has seen me become a lot less selfish. this says a lot because i am the self-proclaimed most selfish person that i know... well knew i guess, because i wouldn't say that anymore. sure i am still selfish, but i try to think of JJ before myself. i try really hard to put my dishes in the dishwasher... i try to plan... i try to pick my clothes up... i try not to be too all over the place. in essence i am trying so hard to do the things that i know are important to him, and while i try to do those things for him, they become important to me and i begin to do them for myself.

JJ is such a good man, and i am so blessed to have found him. it seems that in our separate lives we always chose to take the hard road, and sometimes it seems that we still do. we are in no way, shape, or form ready for this baby, but we put it into the Lord's hands and apparently He thought we were ready. JJ is going to be such a good father, and i know i can always count on him. not a day goes by that i don't think about how much i love him... even when we fight. :)

Friday, November 19, 2010

Day 6-Favorite super hero and why

My most favorite super hero of all time is SHE-RA, Princess of Power. why, you ask? well, because she is AWESOME. i might have had a HUGE crush on He-Man, her twin brother, so of course i would love his sister's show even better... since it was all about girl power. i also love it because she changed from bad to good. she was kidnapped as a baby and brought up to believe she was a general in the evil army fighting against the Great Rebellion. He-Man finds out who she is, turns her to the good side, and she then joins the Great Rebellion to fight against evil... whoa... lots of gospel analogies to be made there. :) Anyways, She-Ra is my favorite, and that is why! :)

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Day 5-A picture of somewhere you've been to

Don't worry... i'm blogging at work... why you might ask? well, because i am planned and copied for the next week since i was at work until 6:30 last night. tonight i will be here until 7:00, so i have lots of time. i'm hoping to get planned and copied through Christmas so that i can focus on planning my lessons for my long term sub during maternity leave. oh, and i have to make a curriculum binder as well outlining what the students in each grade should know their first year of Spanish... um, remember how i make it up like every day? we'll see how that turns out...

anyways, a picture of somewhere i have been... wow. i haven't been a lot of places, but i have been to a few very cool places... haiti, puerto rico, st. thomas, bahamas, mexico, spain, portugal, italy, and quite a few places in the country. i haven't been to south america or canada yet, but i have a friend in canada who i would LOVE to go visit. :) hopefully that can be planned soon.

so the place i chose was.... drumroll please... SPAIN!

i mainly chose spain because not only am i now obsessed with the country and want to go back, but that is where julie and i became besties. we knew we wanted to be roommates about two minutes into our first intro class because we were the only two girls in our group that spoke fluent spanish, were over the age of 19, and returned missionaries. it was love at first sight. :) we got close with a few others, but not to the point that jules and i are. we might have taken pictures in just about anything that resembled a tub and was roped off... we also might have discovered that i have an aversion to all things public transportation... not only because of the crazies, but because i will fall down basically aboard anything that moves... think busses and trains... we're cool... love her...

here i am outside the prado (the famous art museum in madrid). madrid is gorgeous. there is this park smack in the middle of the city... think central park but more beautiful and peaceful.

and here is my favorite place in all of spain... la alhambra in granada. granada was the last muslim stronghold to fall to isabella and ferdinand in 1492 in the reconquista. it is massive and peaceful, and we might have gotten "lost" from our group just so we could take a few extra minutes and watch the sunset from a bench at the top on the palace. i couldn't bring myself to leave. it was gorgeous, it smelled of roses, and all we could hear were the birds and running water. i can't wait to go back someday!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Day 4-A habit that you wish you didn't have

What do you do after work while still waiting for your husband to come pick you up? I blog. :)

Anyways, a habit i wish i didn't have... this is hard... i have a few, but right now i wish that i could actually bring myself to put my clothes away when i take them off instead of dropping them next to my bed. it's so annoying to have to pick up and put away a week's worth of clothing because it takes like ten minutes! plus, stuff is wrinkled that you don't want to be wrinkled. i wish i could be like my hubby who "only likes to handle things once" as he tells me all the time. he walks in from work, goes to the closet, hangs up what needs to be hung up, and puts in the laundry what is dirty....

*sigh* to be so motivated

with me, it's run into house... run to bathroom 'cause baby is jumping on bladder... walk to bedroom... take off work clothes... drop on floor... pick sweat pants and t-shirt up off of floor... put on...

so that is my habit i am going to work on... PUT MY CLOTHES AWAY! :)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Day 3-A picture of you and your friends

so this was hard because i have so many different pictures with friends, so i decided to go with the most recent. we went to utah in october to see family and friends, and also so that my sisters could throw me a baby shower. thanks chicas! :) so here we go...

this is a picture at said baby shower (note i do NOT look pregnant... i swear she's in there, and boy is my belly getting huge!) with my dear friends desiree and kendra. i was kinda adopted into their circle of friends my junior year of college when i got back from my mission. i obviously couldn't live with my bestie joshua ross blade (since he is a boy) so i got to live with another of our friends, deveney. through dev and josh i met our amazing circle of friends, who have slowly moved away, married each other, married others, started families, and got into the mormon tabernacle choir! (that's des) :) whenever we are in town we have "family reunions" as i like to call them, and we are all as close as ever. i will always miss my junior and senior year when life was a bit more simple... when we talked about being EFY counselors... when kendra rubbed a cat on her face to make her then fiance mad cause he is allergic to cats... when we all had roommate issues (there is always that one ya know?)... terrorizing waitresses at cracker barrel... when we played mario cart for hours on end (maybe even during a stake conference or two... or was that mario party?)... when we all had enough money to shop and eat out whenever we wanted... before big girl life. :) ah the nostalgia!

so that is my picture explanation... see you tomorrow! :)

Monday, November 15, 2010

Day 2-The meaning behind your Blog name

Ok, so here we go... day 2... i really don't think i have actually blogged two days in a row... ever...

anyways, here is the deal. i had decided that i was going to have this blog that i would "dish" about really anything... especially the scandalous... hence the name "dirty laundry."

however, i became a teacher. you really have to be careful what you put out there when anyone can stumble across what you have written. (maybe i should go private, but not that many people read it anyways, so it will stay public for the time being)

so, i know many of you have been waiting patiently for some "dirty laundry" to be aired, but it will probably stay pretty tame... specially with my little laela coming. i gotta be a proper mommy right?! :)

i should probably change it actually. one of the cooks i used to work with in my food and beverage days used to call me "karly fries," which i loved... maybe that will be the new one... someday. :)

thanks for reading! :)

Sunday, November 14, 2010

30 days of blogging

I am stealing this from little sis, Kaycie, who stole it from our friend Kjell. I really need to blog more and keep everyone updated more on the baby, so this is one way for me to get into the habit of blogging better and more. So here is the 30 Day Challenge! Here's how it goes:

Each day of the month, write a blog post according to these guidelines below:

Day 1-Recent picture of you and 15 interesting facts about yourself
Day 2-The meaning behind your Blog name
Day 3-A picture of you and your friends
Day 4-A habit that you wish you didn't have
Day 5-A picture of somewhere you've been to
Day 6-Favorite super hero and why
Day 7-A picture of someone/something that has the biggest impact on you
Day 8-Short term goals for this month and when you'll accomplish them
Day 9-Something you're proud of in the past few days
Day 10-Songs you listen to when you're bored, happy, sad, mad, hyped
Day 11-Another picture of you and your friends
Day 12-How you found out about blogger and why you have one
Day 13-A letter to someone who has hurt you recently
Day 14-'A picture of you and your family
Day 15-Put your ipod or shuffle on-first 10 songs that play
Day 16-Another picture of yourself
Day 17-Someone you would want to switch lives with for one day and why
Day 18-Plans/dreams/goals you have
Day 19-Nicknames you have and why you have them
Day 20-Someone you see yourself marrying or being with in the future
Day 21-A picture of something that makes you happy
Day 22-What makes you different from everyone else
Day 23-Something you crave for a lot
Day 24-A letter to your parents
Day 25-What I would find in your bag
Day 26-What do you think about your friends
Day 27-Why you are doing this 30 day challenge
Day 28-A picture of you from last year and now-how have you changed?
Day 29-In this past month, what have you learned?
Day 30-Your favorite song

So.... here is day 1: a recent picture and 15 random/interesting facts

(this picture was taken be older sis, Krista, who is pretty much amazing! they were supposed to be maternity pictures, but i was still SO small. i was trying to push that belly out so much, but i didn't have much success)

1: i used to be a state ranked swimmer, and could have gone to college on a scholarship or maybe even further, but quit because of a horrible coach. sad right?
2: i have a secret crush on max hall (quarterback at BYU and picked up by the cardinals as an undrafted free agent). don't tell his wife or my husband. :)
3: i have a 100 ton master's captain's license... this qualifies me to operate power boats up to 100 tons of weight, which is usually between 80 - 100 feet long.
4: though i possess said license, the largest boat i have ever been captain of (solo) is my 39 foot, 5 ton crabbing boat. :)
5: i am beyond OBSESSED with salt and vinegar potato chips
6: my favorite drink ever is chocolate milk
7: this is kinda gross, but i am a booger factory... my family tells me i have an overabundance. apparently my nose likes to clean itself out
8: i have become quite the football connoisseur. JJ and i watch almost every college and pro game on television, and i love it!
9. my husband is a 6'2" black, straight, mormon, figure skater... love it... quite the anomaly
10. i have a tendency to have best friends that look a lot like me (kristin - growing up, julie - college, and amber - post college) it's kinda funny. i'll have to post some pictures some time
11. i am too smart for my own good. i scored a 28 on my ACT without any preparation or calculator. i scored a 31 the second time. it's a nice skill to have, but it sometimes makes me lazy because i remember that i don't have to study very hard.
12. the older i become the more conservative politically i become.
13. i always thought by the time i was 30 that i would have been married for at least 6 or 7 years with about 2 or 3 kids... here i am... almost 30, married for a year with my first on the way.
14. i never feel completely comfortable away from my family. i am always terribly homesick
15. i LOVE furry, cuddly animals... maybe even more than people.