Wednesday, April 30, 2008


I know I look so happy in the picture, but after 9 very long years I officially put my 2 week notice in at Wal*Mart. I am outta there and just going to focus on my haircutting job. YAY!

Monday, April 28, 2008

I am getting old

As many of you know, I absolutely love my job as a hairdresser. Darren has been nothing but supportive. He is enjoying that I always have cash in my purse. He also loves that my dress code is I have to have my hair done everyday. I get along with all the girls great. Well, the topic says I am getting old. It's true. A few days ago the girls and I decided how to change my hair up. They added tons of short layers and a richer color. As one girl was applying the color she informed me that I have gray hair. YES! Gray hair! I freaked out. I know I am almost 30 years old, but for some reason the first time you get gray hairs it freaks you out. I knew it was coming and it has finally arrived. I have gray hairs and getting old. :)

Me with my new color and layers. Really it's different. haha

A few people wanted to see where I worked. Well, here it is. That's my station at the salon I work at.

Monday, April 21, 2008


Hey y'all, this is Darren. I know I don't come on here much, but I have work off today and tomorrow and decided to come on here and spill what's going through my head. ***WARNING*** This might be long and a big ramble, but for some reason I just feel like speaking my mind right now, don't ask me why (don't you think blogs are kind of like modern-day journals? I hope they never go away).

Anyways, work is going great for me. I have been with Sherwin-Williams for 3 1/2 months now, and am loving it. It's a great job. In fact, these past two years, Fortune Magazine has rated Sherwin-Williams in its "Top 100 companies to work for". Ok ok, I know it's been rated like #98 both years, but just think of all the thousands and thousands of companies in America, and this magainze decides to rank us in the top 100 best to work for. I could go on and on why this is probably so, but suffice it to say I love my job so far and it's been a great start to my post-college career.

I've really been reflecting on my marriage a lot lately and I decided to make a little list of reflections of things I've learned and love since I 've been married to my sweetheart Heather. These are in no particular order, I'll just write them as they come to my head. Also, as a note, these all might seem very simple if you just browse over them, but those of you that are married know that a simple phrase can mean so much more than the few words said. In other words, these all have a lot of meaning to me.

1- Heather has been everything I expected plus more. When I met her and was in the first stages of dating, I knew she was very special. However, she has exceeded every expectation of mine a hundred fold.

2- Honestly, when we argue and get in fights, about 90% of the time Heather is usually right. I don't know how she has the patience to deal with my nastiness sometimes, but she does and she's amazing.

3- Marriage is fun. Heather is by far my best friend. I tell her almost everything and everything. The stuff I don't tell her is sometimes better not said (again, I can be nasty and rude) and moat of the time not true.

4- Somehow we find ways to get through things. I don't know how, but we do (I bet most of you can relate).

5- Heather has made me be a better person in many ways. Again, I don't know how she does it, but she is amazing.

6- For the most part, n-laws are great (parents, siblings, etc.). However, you can only spend so much time with them before you just want to be with your spouse (and probably kids too-- this I don't know for sure yet).

7- I'm thankful Heather lets me watch sports. I remember taking a girl out on a first date once to a BYU football game and it was horrible! I don't know how she lets me watch so much sports, but for me watching sports gets my mind off other things.

Anyways, there's many more things to talk about, but suffice it to say I have loved every second of being married to Heather. She had definately made me a much better person in life in so many ways. I continue to love her more each day of my wife. I am very blessed and lucky to have found Heather!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

I need the summer

I got a glimpse of summer on Monday. It was 80 degrees. Now it's cold and I am cold. So here is a Cabo picture reminding me that summer is near and it will get warm soon and stay warm.

American Idol

I loved last night. I don't know how many of you watched last night, but it was one of my favorite nights. It might be because I love Mariah Carey. So the reason I am posting this is I have to admit when I am wrong, well somewhat. This whole season I have not liked David Cook. I just have thought he was not as great as everyone is saying. Well, I am wrong. Last night was my favorite performances that he sang. He sang, You Will Always Be My Baby. Wow, he nailed it! I even liked his perfomance better than David Archuletta's. He got my vote last night. For those of you still wondering, "Does Heather still like David Archuletta better?" The answer is yes. He is still my favorite and I hope he wins. :) Go David Archulleta!!!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

The BIG Master golf tournament is over and I have my husband back right?

Wrong! This past week has been a sport filled week and I missed my husband. Darren loves golf. I mean really really loves golf. Once a year they have The Masters on tv. All the great golfers play. I don't know a lot of their names, but Tiger Woods plays. Anyway, once a year Darren is glued to this tournament. All weekend I was trying to understand golf so I could be with him, but a girl can only watch so much of it(especially when it's a 4 day event, that lasts hours) Then after that was over for the day there would be basketball. So the Masters ended today. I got my husband back, that is until the basketball playoffs start in a week. Girls night anyone?

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

A new apartment and it smells like bread. :)

Darren and I are all moved in and we absolutely love it. We went to Ikea and bought a bunch of cool stuff for our apartment. I am loving decorating for the first time. It's fun. We love that the commute is a lot less then the hour each way we were both commuting. PHEW, that's over! As shown in the picture I am also loving being a homemaker again. I made my first batch of homemade bread. Yeah I know its not the prettiest, but boy does it smell good in our house. I plan on getting better and making more in the future. If anyone has any awesome recipes, send them our way!