Tuesday, September 25, 2007

It's Business Time!

I know you're all dying to know what has been going on since my last post. I got tired of looking at the same stuff so now that's it's officially fall, we can reminisce about September 2007.

Brandon and I are still training for the New York marathon. I will be honest though-we have not been faithful followers of the training gods. We have tried, but are being a bit too casual about it. All things considered,we have been doing our long runs and we know we will finish the marathon and are way psyched about finding bakeries to visit on the marathon route to stop at and taste deliciousness along the way. Doing these yearly marathons has had the opposite effect on me as I think most people- I care less and less about my time and more and more about enjoying the ride...Hooray for lazy marathoners~!

My teeny tiny grandma Hales passed away two weeks ago. She was the sweetest lady with the best old-lady-raunchy-sense-of-humor personality. She had been sick for some time but always had a smile on her face and was so fun to be with. I will miss her cackle hello on the telephone, her wanting to know all the latest gossip, and how much she loved all of us. I couldn't have had a better Grandma:)

Oh and school is alive and well at my little classroom at West Valley Elementary. This year I have been so lucky as to have an autistic boy and a boy that whips girls and kicks boys in the face at recess-oh and both have the same name. Needless to say that this particular name will never enter into the names of my potential future children...Other than that, school is good. OH! and I almost forgot. So turns out I am probably going to get my masters in education cause I just found out that I'm already halfway there and didn't even realize it (way long story, and no I am not a complete idiot) so anyway-yay for ignorance!

Oh and Brandon's news...he's still a wasian. Thank you and goodnight.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Happy (late) Anniversary!

So our real one year dating anniversary was in July, but because of scheduling stuff, we just decided to celebrate it on Labor Day evening. It's been the best and funnest year ever, so I can only expect that it will get even better. I know I've turned into a cheese ball, but I guess it was bound to happen sooner or later;) Brandon took me on the best date with all sorts of surprises, it was incredible!

Our new arrival!!!

Not to be outdone by all of the peeps who are popping out children these days, Brandon and I got our own little bundle of joy. Don't be deceived though, this is not the Wicky we all know and love- it's our new baby Charly.They are both pekingese's though, the best dogs! Let me remind everyone though that Charly is not replacing Wicky, she is merely adding to his majesty! She is teeny tiny and has the funniest underbite with her sharp teeth sticking out of her mouth. Mostly I love her cause she's and Asian like Brandon...I wonder if she too can weld a Samurai sword?...

The Zoo!!

TO celebrate Labor Day, we rid ourselves of our white outfits and went to the zoo, along with every single other child in Salt Lake County...


Right before I had to go back to real life, Brandon, Sara, and I drove to California to visit our friend Richturd Curtison. We drove through Vegas and Brandon took the $100 Sara gave him for gas and made us all gamble at Treasure Island. It was the first time I'd ever gambled, and needless to say I lost all my money from him. I didn't want to spend the money, but Brandon made us use it, and he wouldn't take it back. I lost $20 at the Roulette (I don't even know how to spell it that's how green I am) table in 3 tries, but Sara and Brandon kept us alive, well pretty much Beej did it himself. We ended up with $160 so we used our new $60 for treat money! Yeah! It was especially excellent because I lost everything-well, it's probably because I'm so righteous. Anyway, we got to Cali and Rich showed us an excellent time. We crashed in his room and made him sleep in every day, except Disneyland day. We went to the beach, the horse races (where Brandon got a little tipsy with excitement, oh and we didn't win a race there either), Disneyland, and we also discovered Flight of the Conchords, which is hilarious if you haven't seen it. Anyway, we rocked it in California and love the Curtis's for letting us invade!...I love you Turd!!

Jackson Hole

So I just found the cable to my camera so I can finally get the pictures off it... So school just started and I am reminiscing about my final weeks of freedom before it's back to the third graders. Brandon, Sara, and I went to Jackson Hole- awesome...Plus it was cheap and I don't know if anyone has also heard the rumor, but apparently teacher's don't have alot of money in Utah. Who knew?!