Saturday, May 31, 2008

Cookie Cutters

I started my new kids cut job last thursday. I have loved it! It's a totally different experience and I love every thing about it. The kids that come in are so excited to get their haircut. It's a very fun job. The tips are way better too! I guess Bountiful people know how to tip? One funny thing that happened is I was painting this 4 year olds nails. Darren walks in to surprise me and I blush and tell her that's my husband. The little girl turns to me and in a duh voice and says, "I already knew that was your husband." Ok so maybe you had to be there, but it was hilarious coming from a 4 year old. Anyway, everyone bring your kids to get their haircut here, it's adorable. You and your child will love it!

Friday, May 30, 2008

What theme song describes me??

Take this test!
Who says you're too old for slumber parties? On top of that sugar, spice and everything nice, you are the epitome of feminine, inner strength, so of course you know "What a Girl Wants." When you're with your friends on a ski vacation or a long weekend at the lake, you're on top of everything, including how to be your genuine self. That's why Christina's sweet strains beat cadence to your graceful routine. This song should be cued up in your car so you can crank it to share with everyone in a two-block radius, or blast it as you and your friends cruise down the highway. Trust your instincts, girl. Some people struggle with tough choices in life, but with your inner resolve, you don't have to. You know how to make your way in the world and nothing's going to stop you because a theme song like "What a Girl Wants" reminds you that above all, you're right to believe in yourself.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

We've been tagged!

This is Darren. I will go first. I have work off today and tomorrow, so obviously I have a lot of time on my hand.

Where was I 10 years ago:
I was living in Tigard, Oregon going to Tualatin High School. Honestly, these were times I don't really feel like remembering. I was in high school and had no idea who I was, and was one of the only mormons at school. By the way, I hated high school.

Things to do on my list:
Right now I am focused on training for my 2nd Half Marathon, the Top of Utah Half Marathon. I suppose I will at least do a couple more of these before I ever run a Marathon. 13.1 miles is sufficient for me now :-)

Things I would do if I became a billionaire:
1) Make sure I pay tithing on it first
2) Give, give, give. I believe that with a lot of money comes responsibility. I would buy the necessities and then give in ways that I felt necessary.

3 of my bad habits:
1) Biting cubicles. This all started when I was probably 12 or so because I saw my mom biting her fingernails. Now that I think about it, I have done this probably for over half of my life... sad...
2) Texting
3) Moving shoulders when nervous

5 places I've lived:
1) Bountiful, Utah
2) Tigard, Oregon
3) Columbia, South Carolina
4) Yorba Linda, California
5) Sao Paulo, Brazil

5 jobs I've had:
1) Telemarketer
2) Caterer
3) Warehouse worker
4) Door-to-door salesman
5) Assistant Manager

Something most people don't know about me:
I'm anal with a lot of things, just ask Heather. I think I got this from my parents... Blah! I get anxiety when the house gets dirty and cluttery. I get anal when spending money. Etc.

4 people I tag:
1) Hayley
2) Tiffany
3) Jason
4) Lindsey

Friday, May 23, 2008

David and his new found fame!

I thought this was cute. David isn't sure how to deal with his new fame. All you Archie fans enjoy!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

In mourning

It was a sad sad night last night. I had a little American Idol party, in hopes that David Archuletta would win. He lost. :( I wish he would of won, but I am seriously ok with it. Darren all night kept saying, "Oh baby, I am soo sorry David lost." It was cute, but really I was cool with it. It's probably better with him being mormon not to be as controlled with American Idol. Also, they interviewed him after the finale and he said he already has had offers for record deals. I am thinking with Sony records. So in reality what did David Cook win that David Archuletta didnt? He got the car, he got a contract. Oh, he didn't get the title American Idol.

I am also excited David A, said he wants to do a cd like John Mayer stuff. That sounds awesome. I hope he does well with it. I am going to be the first one in line to buy it.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

What I've (Darren) been up to lately...

I have been staying busy with life, and I just thought I'd post a couple of pictures. I had a great birthday. I got up at 7 for an early meeting in Salt Lake, then worked until 6. Just after 6 we all had dinner at Winger's then headed off to the Jazz vs. Lakers game with Jason, Phillip, and Dad. The game was a bummer (Jazz lost), which really put a damper on my day. But what really made my day was all the very thoughtful gifts and acts of love from my family, and especially Heather.

Heather really made my birthday a special one in so many ways. She even put up with me for 5 hours at the E Center watching Dave Ramsey (which by the way was awesome!) the day after. We ended up at the new Tucano's restaurant at the Gateway mall and then shopped for a couple hours afterwards. Heather got a new pair of sunglasses and a new summer purse, both of which are well deserved and long waited for.

Life is great. I love Heather with every piece of everything that I am. She is amazing and exceeds my expectations every day. I couldn't be any happier... that is, until we probably start a family.

Here's some pictures:

This is us about two weeks ago before the Rockets vs. Jazz game. We went to Iggy's before the game and pigged out!

I had the chance to work the sidelines of a Real Salt Lake soccer game recently. I basically held this parabolic dish and followed the ball the whole game to pick up sound for T.V. It was a way cool experience to be right next to the players.

This is us (including Grandpa) eating at Winger's on my birthday.

Phillip, Jason, and me on my birthday at the Jazz vs. Lakers game. Too bad we lost... oh well, better luck next year!

This was perhaps the funniest part of the night. This guy sitting next to my dad is from Preston, ID. For those of you who don't know where or what Preston is, it's the city that Napoleon Dynamite was filmed. I kid you not, if there ever was such thing as a redneck, this guy was it. For some reason he kept standing up and talking with Dad about weird redneck stuff. But hey, the two really hit it off!!! LOL!

This is me right before the Dave Ramsey seminar holding my "Total Money Makeover" book written by Dave Ramsey. This book has changed our lives! We are well on our way to having ZERO debt including no credit card debt, no car debt (owning both cars) and ZERO student loan debt.

I know you can't see it very well but this is a view from our seats, 3rd row! It was so cool to see Dave live in person. Cash is king and debt is dumb!

Friday, May 16, 2008

Happy Birthday Darren!

Today is Darren's 25th birthday. Everyone wish him a happy birthday. He is such a great guy I am soo glad we found each other. Darren I wish this birthday is one of your best. I love you baby! :)

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Cookie Cutters

I ventured out of my comfort zone AGAIN and got a new job with cutting hair. I loved the job I had, but with gas prices going up it was getting to expensive to drive to Kaysville and back. Well, A new salon is opening up tomorrow called Cookie Cutters. It's a kid salon and I got a job there. A lot of people might think I am crazy. I just love cutting kids hair. This is right up my ally. Plus, it's 5 mins. from my apartment. This new salon is soo adorable. They give little manicures to the little girls. The kids get there hair cut in a cool chair. When the kids first walk in they get to choose a video game or a dvd to put in while they get their haircut. In the waiting room is this huge playground with a slide. When they are all done with the cut, they get to pick a sucker, balloon and a cookie cutter. It's genius! Oh and any kids with little girls, they have a little section that they sell bows exclusively at this salon. I am excited to start this new adventure. Wish me luck. I might need it. This isn't the store I am working at, but this is the store they have in SLC.

This is part of the waiting area in the SLC store. You can also see the area they sell the cute bows and kid product line.

This is what each station looks like. A tv and a very cute chair the kids get to pick out. COOL!

Monday, May 12, 2008

Mother's Day

This past Mothers Day was a hard day for me. As some of you know, I want a baby really bad. I am almost 29 years old and have no children. I am ok with that. I just never knew how emotionally draining it gets to want a baby and every month a dissapointment. Some of you understand this and some of you dont. Yesterday was going to be a great day for me. I was hoping I was pregnant and I got to be with some of the people I loved. I got way excited for that day. I stayed up the night before making homemade dill hamburgar buns and made homemade brownies. They both turned out delicious. Mothers Day comes and guess what comes? Yes, my monthly. Not just any monthly. The one that hurts so much you feel like your going to die. So it's Mother's Day and I am in the worst pain. I went home and just layed in bed emotional. Thank goodness I have the best husband in the world. He totally knows how to take good care of me. Darren I couldn't ask for anything more from you. I love you. Now I normally wouldn't write something like this, but I really want to let my feelings out and when I finally have a precious baby in my arms, I can remember what I went through and how it's not the end of the world. If something else happens I will know things pass and this too shall pass.

Friday, May 9, 2008

David's day

I am loving today. It's David's homecoming in Utah and he is on everystation. He is my fave on American Idol. He has such pure talent. He may not make the songs more lively like the other contestants, but he has the purest and most soothing voice on that show. GO DAVID! I wish I wasn't somewhat responsible so I could ditch work and go with my sister-n-law Hayley to Gateway to get his autograph. I remind myself I am 28 and too old to be a teeny bopper. So Hayley if you're reading this.....MARRY HIM!! :)

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

A sunday with my fam

I know some of you might think "so when did Heather and Darren have a kid?" You didn't miss anything, we didnt have a kid. Darren and I went to my nephew(shown in the above pic) Tian's baby blessing. Isn't he a big chunk and totally adorable. Well we had a lot of fun chilling with my family. We gotta spend some time with my sister and brothers kids.

Darren is looking like a cool uncle!

Lyric, Tian's sister posing for me.

Lauren drinking and walking. Not a good combo, esp when she is headed straight for me and the camera :)

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

I have an addiction

Ever since we moved Darren has gotten me hooked on frozen Custard from Nelsens. They are to die for. I can't get enough of these things. They are better then milk shakes. So every couple weeks we go get one. My favorite flavor is Brownie and caramel. YUM! Darren always gets Oreo. If you haven't tried them you are totally missing out! I am licking my lips as I write this post.