Girls Night with Dac=Sweaty yardwork=Fun Rewards

So...my husband decided he wanted to have a guys night this weekend...he went camping with his dad and brother on Friday night, and then tonight his little brother is sleeping at our apartment. So...i figured that a boys for him meant I deserved a girls night with Dacia!

I had images of shopping, scrapbooking, eating, and playing games running through my mind....and I was just ecstatic for my girls weekend. But alas...there is always someone out to get me and ruin my fantasy...this time, it was Dacia. Dacia with gardening tools and plants and a big smile saying "I'm gardening today! You get to help!"
Although I was anything but excited to begin with, it ended up being really fun to spend time with Dac and to reminisce about old, yucky gardening times with mom back in the old house. We both realized that although we had always complained about gardening and vowed to never have our own gardens, we were both very interested in having our own gardens now. We are so much more like mom in the gardening aspect than we ever thought we would be! Its kinda fun! After 7 hours of sweating, weeding, raking, tilling, planting and watering, the garden actually looked really good! I never thought it would take 7 hours to do 3 areas in a yard, but it did...oh well.
My favorite things about the day were talking with dac, the pretty front yard once we were done, being treated to Bajio, AND...best of all...Joe taught me how to ride!!! Finally!! I graduated from the mini 50 and learned how to ride a TTR 125!! yay for me!! and Joe even said I caught on fast...of course that was followed by Dacia saying that he says that to everyone...but I think I did really well. It was a lot of fun...and now all I have to do is teach my husband, get him hooked, and then WE can buy one! :)This was the first weekend I spent away from my husband and it was definitely very lonesome. I have definitely become a very needy wife...I hate to sleep without him. Its lonely :(
Anyway...things are going pretty well with Topher and I. He seems to really like his job at the Cancer institute and is learning a lot. He also hasn't tried to change his major or anything, so obviously, it's still good for him!
I'm still working at Sweet's...I like it all right, the management is pretty cool (doesn't hurt that management is my mother-in-law) and the other day I persuaded Mum and Sam to come in for a tour!! I got mom to wear a hair net, and even though Sam was always asking questions and rarely paying attention to the rules (staying inside the lines!!!), we had a lot of fun and I got them to leave with a big stack of candy in the end! I miss everyone a lot and am really excited to have dinner with the fam tomorrow! I'm also way excited for the days to come...I just feel energized and ready to work. Ready to clean my house, and finish my online class, and spend time with my family...I'm especially excited for whem Emily comes this summer, and also for the reunion!
I hope all is well with everyone, that Emily is feeling better (You scared me Emi-lou...you're not allowed to go to the hospital unless its to have a baby!), that Jen had fun in Vegas, and that everyone else is doing well also. Love you all!


The Big Test

So, the big test is, can Topher and I survive, on just my salary, and mine alone?
The answer is...probably not. So, lucky for us, Topher got the funding from the University for his lab internship!
It only pays up to 1500 hours for the whole summer...which yeah...its not much, but its better than nothing. So, total, it'll be that for 15 hours every week, he'll be getting paid. Not so good if he works 40 hour weeks, but ok if he works 20 hour weeks. :) We'll see how it all turns out.
Either way, we are so so excited that he got the funding. He was supposed to find out if he qualified for funding last Thursday, but they emailed and said that there were so many applicants it was going to take until Tuesday...This made Topher very discouraged, because it lessened his chances of qualifying and lowered the pay if he did qualify.
However...turns out it didn't lower the pay at all. So, although 8/hr isn't much, its pretty darn good for an internship that is supposed to originally be unpaid.
We're happy!
I have been coming down with a nasty sore throat, courtesy of my husband and I now have a pharmacy at my work desk. I have vitamin C, garlic, sore throat spray, cough drops and a big bottle of water. :) Its not fun, but hopefully it won't last long since Topher's was gone in about 2 days.
Also, I chopped my hair. I cut off about 4 inches...and I really like it. Topher doesn't seem to mind either. He informed me that its actually quite sexy, even though there's not much left for him to play with.
Other than those couple things, not much else is new around here. Mum and Sam are coming up this weekend and staying with us for a night or two, we're pretty excited. We're going to do dinner with them and topher's parents and Mum and Sam might even try to take a tour of the Factory with me.
I hope all is well with everyone! We love you lots!

I found this picture on my phone and just thought that it was really cute.
this was when Topher and I were in Colorado, him and Caden took a nap together and it was really really cute!

P.s. sorry the pictures kinda stink...they're off my cell phone...so the quality ain't so hot...I know
oh, and also...em...I have a bunch of pictures of Gavin on my cell phone...you had mentioned you wanted/needed some...and i have quite a few....i can send them to you and you should be able to put them on a disc i believe...but i could be wrong. :)


The much needed update...

Yes...Its true...we have not posted in a long time.
That's cuz Topher distracts me too much. If I'm not at work...I'm being cuddled...or kissed...or groped or something else inappropriate...and sometimes cooking food, or doing laundry, therefore making it nigh impossible for me to update this here blog.
So...A couple weekends ago we went to Mum and Sam's with Dac, Joe, Alan & Jen...it was lots of fun and we missed mom so much we went back up for Mother's Day! It was a while ago, so I don't feel the need to give much detail on it. Mom did give me a wonderful massage, and we flew kites with Alan & Joe, we even got mom to fly a kite...quite a sight to behold. :)
Topher and I finally got a computer!! Yay!! Now we can have internet access outside of work! We also have just about used up all our gift cards to bed bath and beyond, so our house is chalked full of kitchen utilities and our walls are getting some decoration on them.

School is finally over!! yay!! End of semester was last tuesday! Although this was a wonderful wonderful thing, I'm not sure how wonderful it will be when my grades come...so...I will soak in the wonderful-ness until then. Topher and I were so sick of school and work that we decided we needed a break to reward ourselves for our hard work in school..(or at least thinking about working hard). So, we decided to take a relaxing road trip to see Emily, Jared and the boys...anything but relaxing! (jk em...there was SOME relaxation)
To start off with, I surprised Topher by taking him to Anniversary Inn...we had a gift certificate from our wedding and I thought now was as good a time as any to use it. We stayed in the Caribbean Sea Cave and it was so so neat!! The murals were amazing and the room was just a blast. We were leaving for Colorado the next morning, and wanted to milk the room for all it was worth, so we stayed up until 2:30 in the morning watching movies, playing games, pouring WAY too much bubble bath in the jetted tub and eating cheese cake. :) THAT was fun. The next morning we went and did sealings in the Logan Temple, (so amazing) and afterwards we headed for Colorado.
By day, Topher entertained the boys all day every day, and I helped Em around the kitchen and went shopping. :) And by night, we played games with Em and Jared and watched Gilmore Girls. :) (Topher is so patient with me. :)
We flew kites with the boys, and even got a reluctant Jared to try it..(he was reluctant for about 10 seconds and then had fun!) Emily tried it too...she was cute...but not very sucessful. :) Definitely NOT her fault, the wind was CRAZY! It somersaulted Topher, dragged him from one end of the field to the other, picked me up and threw me to the ground, face first, with a Topher on top of me!
Jared and Em also treated us to Johnny Carino's...oh so yummy...and played Settlers of Zarahemla with us a couple nights.
We had a ton of fun and I am now officially in love with someone (as much if not more ;) than Topher)...baby Caden.
He is by far, the sweetest baby ever. Aaron is just as adorable!!!...but Caden is calm and peaceful and just lets me cuddle him non stop. I wanted to squeeze him til' his head popped off...probably a bad idea...But the thought crossed my mind none the less.
Topher and I officially want a baby...NOW. jk...sorta
So, we were in Colorado Wednesday through Sunday, and when we came home, it was to a lovely toilet papered apartment!!! courtesy of Dad and Karen..and I'm sure Rachel was in on it too...
Furthermore, this was topher's last week at Sweet Candy with me, and now he's leaving to be a lab rat and work at the Huntsman Cancer Institute!
Everyone call and wish him luck that he doesn't blow anything up! And everyone be prepared to see a lot more of Buggy!! Deprived of my husband, I will most likely be lonely and obnoxious, and in need of constant surveillance and visitation by my family!! :)
We love you all lots and want to see most of you!!! (not you dac...you stink...hehe just kidding! i miss you tons!)
I hope everyone is doing well and missing us as much as we do you!