Monday, September 29, 2008

My Crazy 8's

I know it has been awhile since I have posted ANYTHING.
I got tagged by Andy and my wife so enjoy!

8 Favorite TV Shows:

The Office
Grey's Anatomy (Guilty Pleasure)
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
If I had Cable - The Food Network
The Biggest Loser
Whatever I am playing on my PS3

8 Favorite restaurants:

Ivar's in Seattle (Same reason as Bethany)
Al Forno's
Famous Dave's
Teriyaki Bowl
Del Taco
Training Table (Bleu Bacon Burger)

8 things that happened yesterday:

I made some delicious bread sticks
Finished "Breaking Dawn"
Played some Grid on PS3
Read 3 Ensign Articles
Read scriptures with my family
Played with our dog Max
Tried unsuccessfully to get our kids to go to bed the first time I asked.

8 things I look forward to:

Time alone with Bethany
Home from work
My kids not talking back to me
The next book from Stephanie Meyer
Little Big Planet for PS3
Spending time with friends
Contact Lenses
Seeing my Savior

8 things on my wish list:

Being independently wealthy so I can stay home with my family
A new Mac computer for home
To always make Bethany happy (not that she is not)
Land and a little larger home
More compassion and a better attitude
Trip to Hawaii with Bethany
My girls to grow and be strong in the gospel
My family could all get along and remember that we are a "Forever Family"

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Take a minute to reminisce...

I want to play too...

1. As a comment on my blog, leave one memory that you and I had together. It doesn't matter if you knew me a little or a lot, anything you remember!

2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. It's actually pretty funny to see the responses. If you leave a memory about me, I'll assume you're playing the game and I'll come to your blog and leave one about you. If you don't want to play on your blog, or if you don't have a blog, I'll leave my memory of you in my comments.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Here Goes...Nothing

5 things I was doing 10 years ago....

1 Getting ready to marry the love of my life.
2 Working for a food broker named Vetri-Iker & Associates.
3 Paying way too much for tires on my CRX.
4 Driving from Salt Lake to Provo almost every night to see Bethany.
5 Going to Massage School

5 things on my to-do list today....
1 Clean the house so when we get back from our trip it will be clean.
2 Pay Bills with Bethany (over the phone because she is in Washington).
3 As always...WORK.
4 Laundry so that I have enough clothes for our trip.
5 Tell my kids & Bethany how very much I love them.

5 snacks I enjoy.....
1 Cheesecake
2 Cinnamon Rolls
3 Snickers Bars & Dark Chocolate
4 Homemade Chocolate Chocolate Cake
5 Bethany! Tee Hee Hee

5 places I have lived

1 Taylorsville Ut.
2 Memphis Tn.
3 Little Rock Ar.
4 Paragould Ar. (Almost Missouri)
5 Tooele Ut. (Currently)

5 things I would do if I were a billionaire....
1 Never work again.
2 Garden and putter around the house
3 Design/Build Bethany her dream house
4 Give to charity
5 Move all of Bethany's family closer to her.

5 bad habits....
1 Slurping the milk out of my spoon when I eat cereal (Bethany hates this)
2 Eating when I get emotional
3 Drinking Coke
4 Playing video games until 2:00 in the morning (not all the time)
5 Not Listening

5 jobs I've had
1 Receptionist at my dad's hair salon
2 Professional shirt folder
3 Working for a telemarketing company
4 Massage Therapist.
5 Graphic Designer (Current)

What people might not know about me
1 I really love too cook.
2 I worked as a massage therapist for about 1 1/2 years.
3 I went to Arkansas on my mission.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Finally...My Mazda3

Well folks, it actually happened! I got my car I have been "jones-ing for" for nearly 4 years! I absolutely love it! I originally wanted the color Titanium Grey. When I brought it home from the dealership for a test drive Bethany took it for a spin as well, when I saw her come around the corner I though to myself "man she looks hot in that black car" (oh and fell in love with the way the slick Midnight Black color reflected the cool dusk colors of the late evening). Consequently, I (obviously) made the purchase, with as of regrets .
It's only a V4 but has quite a bit of power a little after 3000 rpm's, so much so that it throws you back in your seat just a little. I still get really good gas mileage, not as good as my CRX, but I will trade this for the gas mileage anyday!
I had my stereo stolen out of my CRX 5 different times in the 10 years that I owned it, but the last time I never replaced it. I went without one for about 2 years, so having a stereo to listen to on my 40 min. commute to work every day is a huge plus. My CRX was only a 2 door 2 seater, it is very nice to have room now so that if I need to I can take more than just one person with me now :)
I'm pretty sure Bethany also likes the new ride. I hear "Is it okay if I take your car?" I don't want that to sound negative because it is not. I don't mind if she drives it, well only if I don't want to wash it, of course. In the 2 months that I have owned the car, it seems like it has either rained or snowed every other day, making it virtually impossible to keep the sucka' clean. That being part of the reason why this post is so late, I could not get pictures of it quick enough, it would rain or snow before I had a chance.

Well, I've come to the end of this little post. I am grateful to Bethany for all the patience she had with me during the last 4 years of nagging about seeing this mazda3 or that mazda3. I think I just about pushed her to the breaking point a few times, she probably thought she was married to a 6-year-old begging for a new toy. Lucky for me she is a loving wife who can put up with having one extra child in her family.
Sorry, I did not have time to vacuum the inside. Plus i don't think the picture does the inside justice, the inside is black with red and the photo makes it look grey.

This is one of my favorite parts of the car. I think the gauges are AWESOME! They look even better at night with the grey circle on the inside having a blue illumination. Well, I think that is it for now, I hope y'all enjoy the pictures. Make some comments and tell me what you think. Peace out and word to your mom dude!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

"My" First Digital Scrapbook page

In showing Bethany how to use photoshop for her new found love of digital scrapbooking, this was the page that I showed her how to do some of the basics. I said to myself..."Self...what the heck if she can put her first page on her blog then I might as well". I think is spent about 15 minutes total on this so it's not really that great but anyway here it is...enjoy.

This is the second one that I did for the same reason. Hopefully what I did helped Bethay with her pages.

What Caught My Eye

As you can tell my wife has beautiful eyes. This is one of the things that caught my attention when we first meet eachother. Through a freind that we both knew Bethany and I went to a fireside at the Mariot center in Provo. I was sitting on one end of the row and bethany was on the other end. While we were leaning forward to talk to our friends I looked down the row and I saw her eyes and I was completely overcome. I said to myself I have got to ask this girl out. On the way out of the fireside I made the effort to talk to her, which for me at the time was not really in my character. Nevertheless, to make a long story short, she agreed to go out with me. We dated for about six months and then were engaged for another six months. We were married on Aug. 14th, 1998. I am so very grateful for Bethany in my life i really don't know what I would do without her. How lucky I am to be able to look into you beautiful eye everyday. I love you sweetheart!

Monday, October 22, 2007

The Greatest Woman Ever

It only seem appropriate to have my beautiful wife as part of my blog. I would literally be nothing without her. She puts up with so much from me, if there was an award for putting up with a husband she would be the winner. She does not give herself enough credit for what she does. If she had a downfall that would be it. She is way too hard on herself, she is the "nice guys finish last" of the female gender. She gets taken advantage of a lot because she is so giving, or as she says "I've not learned the art of saying no." She is so much in our family she is a Mother, Teacher, Psychiatrist, Chauffeur, Chef, Seamstress, Lover, Companion and soooo much more...oh yes you can't forget "Sucka'". that is my term of endearment for her(it's a long story).
I love her so much. I am the luckiest man...ever!!! Somtimes I can't believe that she has been able to put up with me for 9 years, and she continues to go forward putting up with more and more every day. Well I could go on and on, but I'm sure the other things I should probably keep to myself. Needless to say she is the love of my life and I pray that she will continue to love me through all of my falts & imperfections. I Love You Bethany!!:)