Thursday, May 29, 2008

Better Late Than Never.

I know it has been about a million years (just a rough estimate) since my last blog. We have been house shopping and now we think we know where we are going to live. We are possibly going to have a home built in Eagle Mountain, UT. Nothing Fancy, just a cookie cutter home with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and an unfinished basement. So, I am super excited. We will see if it pans out. Keep your fingers crossed. I was trying to get back to GA to live for a bit, but I guess the Lord had other plans. Ryan is studying for his GMAT and is seriously considering going to business school for his MBA. A pretty different direction than we first thought we were headed. But, it just seems to fit with the job he has currently and the way our living situation is working out. University of Utah has a good business program so....that's where we are at. It is all pretty tentative at the moment, but that's where we seem to be headed. I hope you are all doing awesome and are having a great life.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

The Chronicles of Narnia

We saw the new Chronicles of Narnia film tonight. It was excellent. Ryan and I really enjoyed it. We put Gracie to bed and saw a late showing. Don't worry, we didn't just leave her alone. We had Grandpa keep an ear out and check on her periodically. The theater was packed. You know when you go to the movies and someone sits right next to you? Don't you hate that? I mean, in this situation it was acceptable because there aren't any other seats. But when it isn't a full movie, doesn't that really tick you off? Am I right? Anyway, it's a good movie is the point I was trying to make. C.S. Lewis writes Christian allegories, and you get to take so much from the books and films that are lying underneath the plot. I enjoy it thoroughly. I have never read the books, but aren't movies just like the books? Oh, yeah they aren't. That's why I failed the Scarlet Letter book report.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Is this layout satisfactory?

Because of recent concern with my short-lived layout background, I decided to change it again. I hope you all approve. I originally decided to change it because it seemed my blog was declining in popularity. I thought, what can I do to make my blog more enjoyable? I thought I'd start here.

I am currently working on a stitchery that has proven to be much more labor intensive than I first realized. This is the pattern:

This is the progress made so far:

As you can see, mine is upside down in comparison with the pattern. But the symbol is all upside down and right side up anyway.

I have quite a bit of work to do, but so far so good.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008


Those of you who actually read this blog, on my previous one I told you of a mother's day gift, it was a ClearPlay DVD player. It sucked and this is an email I have sent to corporate and a couple of places:

My husband recently purchased a ClearPlay DVD player from your location in Highland, UT. The item was defective. So, as it advises in the manual, we called ClearPlay for tech support. The conclusion was we were to bring the player to their location in Salt Lake, about 26 miles north of us, and they would exchange it for another one. We did this. The second player we received was also defective. At this point, we are truly annoyed. We then decide we are going to return the item to the store for a refund. When we arrive to the store they tell us the policy is they cannot take back the player if it has been opened and used-we have to go through ClearPlay. But, we do not want a third ClearPlay DVD player or tech support for another faulty item, we want a refund. ClearPlay cannot legally refund money to a credit card for a purchase we made at Family Video. The people who took our money, logically, are the only ones who can give us the refund we desired. After much frustration and rudeness from the manager on duty, we were able to get our money back.

So, what is the point, if we got our money back, you ask. My point is this: there is currently an item at Family Video in Highland, UT that is, although a good idea, not ready for retail sale. And, the policy attached at Family Video in Highland, UT is ridiculous and nonsensical. Although one customer you have lost is pretty irrelevant, the future customers who come in contact with this problem could start to add up.

I sincerely hope this problem is rectified.

I'm just a little ticked right now and I had to talk about it.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day to all you mamas out there! I am in the nursery at church now and during nursery one of the relief society presidency members took my post so I could attend Relief Society. It was a very welcomed pardon. It was nice to actually sit down and listen...go figure. For Mother's day Ryan gave me a book and a special DVD player called ClearPlay. It's a DVD player that has a flash drive that you use to get editing files online, you then put the flash drive into this DVD player and you can see any movie edited to your liking. I am super excited. Ryan is great and is now out of school and calming down quite a bit. He has been wound up and stressed for several years now with sooooo much on his plate. He needs this break for sanity's sake, my sanity included. So we are a little normal family, for now. He works 9-5, and then he comes home. It is fantastic. Gracie has been saying a few words here and there. She has said mama, daddy, yes, out, kitty, let go (maybe), I'm pretty sure she meowed and other stuff I can't think of now. She is awesome. I am currently reading a newer biography Joseph Smith: Rough Stone Rolling. It's a biography by an active LDS church member that gives you the facts. It is awesome to learn all these details that you don't really know about, in relation to all of these other events you know very well. Joseph Smith was and is a prophet of God, but it can't be denied that he was also a mortal man. Just as is every prophet placed upon this earth. So, I am working toward finishing this book before I start The Host by Stephenie Meyer. Very pumped about that book as well. Who knew I was such a nerd?.....Don't answer that, it's rhetorical.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

The Freak Out!

So, today, Ryan left for work.  He usually arrives at 9:00, he logs onto Yahoo Messenger, so I say Hi or something along those lines.  Today he did not log in, no big deal.  So a couple of hours go by and still, no log in.  I call his phone and no answer.  So, I thought, oh well,  he must be busy.  Then all of a sudden I get a rush of worry.  Is he dead, is he missing.....and so on.  I start watching the news to see if there are any accidents reported.  I get online to look up news to make sure there haven't been any accidents reported.  I call his phone about 8 times and text him reply.  At this point I realize the only way I will be able to calm down is if I drive to his work and see if his car is there.  So, I'm on my way to the office, when I call one more time.  He's a miracle....he was in a meeting....and I cry.  So...Ryan lives another day.  Thank goodness.  Who else would take care of his crazy wife.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Potty Scotty Award

And the winner is.....


Not because she's my sister...because she's a grown-up pants pooper. There has to be some sort of consolation for that.
For those of you who didn't win this time...don't give up on your dreams.

Monday, May 5, 2008

And the winner is???

I thought it was about time for another presitgious award, I like to call it
The Garbage Pail Kids Potty Scotty

He's cute...he's charming...he's.....Potty Scotty.
I don't know who is the most deserving of this award so...leave a comment and plead your case for why you should or would really hate to be given this award.