Thursday, April 24, 2008

And We're Off...

Well, today we are headed to Disneyland....

...So long suckers.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Look What My Husband Can Do...

When we first moved into our apartment we slept on a mattress on the floor. It never seemed to bother us, until we started to bring in all the rest of our "stuff". We had no place to put ANYTHING. That is until Cody got the brilliant idea to build a bed. He made it high enough to store things under it.

He went to work, and one day I arrived at home to find this...

I LOVE our new bed...and the hope chest he made with it. I have the greatest husband in the world...just look what he can do!

P.S. He also made that quilt for me for Christmas. It is amazing.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

My Favorite Pastime...

...cuddling with Cody.

Monday, April 21, 2008

My Hair

Alright Taylor and Doretha, I finally got the camera to work again with the computer. Here is a picture of my brown hair.

My concerned...

and my serious face.

What do you think?

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Happy Birthday Mom

This weekend was Christie my lovely mother-in-law's birthday. She turned 29. Surprising, I know...especially considering that Cody is 27. It was fun, but I must admit that the best part was the chocolate cake that Holly brought.

Here is your name poem Mom...We hope you like it.

In (her)

Happy Birthday. We love you.

Friday, April 18, 2008

So Sad...

Last night I was at a birthday party of my good friend Berioska. She turned 24. The party was held at my sister Heidi's house. She has 4 cute/crazy kids that I love very much. Heidi had to leave for a meeting during the party, so I was "babysitting". As I was playing with my niece Kelsey, Berioska said, "Hanna, you are going to be the best mom ever. Your kids will be so cute." Her friend (another guest at the party) then asked, "So when is your baby due?" Berioska quickly told her that I was not pregnant, she held an awkward pause, then we moved on. I was so...ugh...I just couldn't believe she thought I was pregnant! My self-esteem fell 10 points.

Oh, and I dyed my hair. It is dark brown with a slight reddish tint. Cody did it for family night on Monday.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Beauty and Fashion

Okay, so I already put a plug in for that other blog I am doing for class ( is the new post that we put up there. I think it is an interesting question. Tell me what YOU think...

How are beauty and fashion related?
Do they influence each other? Or are they completely separate?
Can beauty be viewed through fashion and vice versa?

A lot of times in life I just go with the flow and live day by day, not really concerned about how or why I do the things that I do. But if you really take some time to think critically and evaluate it is so interesting what you can find out.

Maybe another day I'll post some of our other discussions we have had in class that I loved and learned a lot from, until then...think about this.

P.S. the missionaries still haven't called or came by...but a friend from the ward called to say they made a turkey dinner and want to share it. God really does love us, doesn't he!

The Missionaries

Today at church they passed around a list for people to sign who wanted to feed to missionaries. There were only two dates available, today (Sunday) and Wednesday. I am more than willing to help, so I signed up. The only problem is, I haven't been grocery shopping in a LONG time, probably 2 weeks or more. So I put, "We can do it ANY day, but today." It just wouldn't be right to have to break the sabbath day by shopping, just so I could feed them.

Apparently, however, no one else signed the list. What?!?!? So the relief society president came up to me after church and said something to the effect of, "You were the only one who put your name down, so I am going to send them over to you today if that's alright." I agreed, knowing that I had no other real choice; but seriously, did she even read what I wrote? I really do want to help, but deep down I was in a panic. We have NO food. And I'm not even kidding you...unless they want cereal (which we wouldn't have enough milk for everyone) or a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Wait, we also have one package of ramen noodles.

After a short time of stressing (in my head so as to not let Cody know...although he will find out once he reads this) I decided/figured out what to do. Things were good. Now, after all that time, worry, and effort it is 11 minutes before I was told they would come and no one has called or shown any sign of it really happening.

I am going to be so upset if this doesn't turn out...haha.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Two Things...

First of all, I have a final group project due in one of my classes so I need EVERYONE to go to and fill out the poll questions and make a comment. If you already have, thanks.

The second thing, today Cody and I met at UVSC's food court for lunch. We split a sandwich and a shake. While eating the shake we discovered that the straw just wasn't cutting it, so Cody left to go get spoons. In the 20 seconds he was gone, a kid came up and asked me if he could sit with me at the booth. I instantly imagined in my head him and Cody smashed on the one side. hehehe. Right then Cody came back. The kid said, "Oh, I guess your friend was sitting there." Cody said, "Husband" after he sat down. It was pretty funny.

Monday, April 7, 2008

General Conference

This last weekend was General Conference for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

I loved it. I always love it. There were so many good things that were said. I particularly enjoyed the first session, Saturday morning. The main theme was family, something we can all relate to in one way or another. It just makes me feel energized.

The other theme that I saw throughout all of the sessions was the idea of "the one". It wasn't the main topic of any one talk, but it was mentioned several times in several of them.

In Luke chapter 15 it says, "What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it? And when he hath found it, he layeth is on his shoulders, rejoicing."

This idea of leaving the crowd to go and find "the one" applies to us in a number of ways. Ways in which we are blessed as the receivers and ways in which we are blessed as the actors.

I believe that there is a time in every one's life, to different degrees, when they are lost. I know I have been. The weight of the world seems to be on your shoulders, and it never desists. It is hard to know where to turn or what to do. You are brought down to a depth you hope to never return to. It can be almost intolerable. Yet, there is in the distance the hope and the love of Jesus Christ and our heavenly father. They are always there, whether we notice or not...and sooner or later we will.

Then there is the idea that we, the once (and possibly again) fallen, are duty bound to help lift those around us. We are to care for those that are cast out; the unfortunate, the despised. I loved when one of the speakers said that "many of the lowly are known by him," when speaking about Thomas S. Monson (the living prophet of the church). What an incredible compliment!

I remember one time as a missionary (here we go, another missionary story) a really shady looking guy in a gas station asked me for some change to ride the bus. I said I didn't have any, as I walked away with more than 30 dollars in my backpack. I figured he was just going to use it for drugs or alcohol (which he obviously seemed to use on a regular basis anyway), and as a missionary I couldn't be the supporter of it. That next day in my early morning studies I was lovingly rebuked by my father in heaven when I read Mosiah 4:16-20. We are all beggars and dependant on God for all that we have. We are in no position to judge, just to love and help without critique.

This was a lesson that I, most of all, needed to hear.

If you have anything to add, go right ahead. As for now I'll step down off my General Conference soap box.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Playing Footsie

So, as a missionary I had a 16 year old boy rub my feet with his under the dinner table one night. I immediately scooted my feet away from him and closer to my chair. He followed. I scooted them back even farther, so did he. I scooted them back one more time, and as he went to reach his nasty little toes to mine I looked at him square in the eye, shook my finger, and said, "NO".

That was a weird night.

(This is Hanna by the way, not Cody...thankfully)

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Las Vegas

We spent this last weekend with Jake and Melanie in Las Vegas. It was quite the adventure...and a lot of fun...even if in the beginning i wasn't so happy (I was sick, cut me some slack).

We rode the tram-rail thing...

We played with M&Ms and watched the fountain show...

We went to the top of the stratosphere...which is as high and scary as it looks.

Okay, maybe it was only scary for me. I have to admit, though, the ride was fun.

We bonded, but by the end of the day we were tired and hungry.