Sunday, December 4, 2011

thoughts about us

Jamey thinks it's weird that girls go to the bathroom with their pants still around their thighs. I don't understand why you'd drop them all the way down to the ankles.

Jamey knows how to push my buttons, all of them, at the same time. Then he pretends to be confused when I snap.

We both like to do nice things for each other. But only if it was our idea first and the other person doesn't suggest it before we do. Then we just stay on the couch or pretend to be busy on the internet.

Jamey likes to listen to books, I like to actually read them. When we listen on car drives I fall asleep. Even though it's expected, he gets sassy when I ask him to catch me up.

Jamey makes funny faces in the mirror and cracks himself up. I laugh with him.

I like to cook. But I like it better when Jamey cooks.

I'm the first one out of bed every morning. But I don't shower everyday. Jamey showers every day, and makes the bed.

Jamey loves strategy board games. I would rather play Jenga or Sorry. We both like Battleship.

I could watch the same movie a zillion times (one that I like). Jamey watches a movie once and calls it good. When I suggest a movie we've seen he'll say, "but we just watched that one last year." I don't see the problem.

Jamey loves to snack on gummies and most all candies. He shares with his friends. I prefer kettle potato chips. I bought a bag once and hid it from him.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

and we decorated for christmas

2 strands of lights, 2 Nativities, 2 funny snowmen, 1 Christmas tree.

Turkey Days

We drove to DC for Thanksgiving & had some fun. Ok, a lot of fun. We stayed with Lexi & Lance & fam & really the time was too short. Drove in Wednesday night (after stopping in for some Cafe Rio) and drove out Saturday afternoon after the OSU vs Michigan game, & maybe another stop by Cafe Rio. It's just so good how could we help ourselves? Now for lots of pictures. Too tired lazy for words.

 how many nephews? wrestling with Uncle Jamey was their favorite

 my 1st Thanksgiving w/homemade cranberry sauce. ha

 turkey bowl

Abby did not care for her Uncle Jamey. loved me though
 the only pic I got of Lexi. at the National Museum of Natural History

basketball at the park

Saturday, November 5, 2011

I'm a Rockstar

So I'm not usually a big gloater, but that has all changed today. I RAN A FREAKING 1/2 MARATHON. that's THIRTEEN POINT ONE miles. And because of that, I think I'm amazing. We drove to Indianapolis yesterday & met up with the Stroud's (pictures later, but they have them all and I couldn't wait, too happy). We went to the Expo, got some grub (typically I hear people carb load, but I had enchiladas and they were yummy). And then brilliant me I forgot my knee brace. We walked to CVS. Closed. So we hailed a cab to Walgreens. Yep! My 1st time in a cab. The Stroud's are great because they are so go-with-the-flow and non-stress that they are super easy to be around. And we got ice cream.

Woke up this morning, got ready, & forgot a million things. My inhaler, some energy beans, my earphones (got them from the car just in time). It was a traumatic start. But I found my girlfriends from my ward to run with in the nic-of-time (pictures of them are with them, so they'll come later too). Seriously, the bell had already rung & the crowd was a-movin. It was stressful. When I found them we were near the start line and I almost started crying from all the emotion. But I held it together. And then we ran. Oh we ran. And had a blast. I loved all the people on the sides and the cheering and playing. I figured if I was doing this then I was going to make the most of it. I stayed with the girls til mile 10 when they detoured for a pee break but I knew if I stopped I'd likely not be able to start again. And I was feeling good so I wanted to keep that as long as possible. We said adieu and I ran the last 3 miles solo. Coming up to the finish line, Jamey (who had finished his race an hour earlier) was right there to  greet me. I don't know if I was happier to see him or the finish line, but they were so close together that I'll never have to make that distinction.

(video's not loading. will go here when I can figure it out)

Jamey got me signed up for a massage. She asked where I wanted her to work and though I felt a little bad, my butt was so tight and she had hands of steel. AMAZING. HEAVEN. She also worked on my calf some but that hurt and I didn't want it, even though it needed it. I just wanted my butt rubbed out.

Thankfully, we got back to the hotel in time to shower before checkout. And then we all sported our Indianapolis Monumental Race shirts. I wanted to wear my medal around all day too but I kept the humiliation to a minimum for Jamey.

We got beanies, medals, and shirts. Isn't my husband good-looking? He's started growing out his Christmas beard. I like it. It's so long now that he's having to part his mustache. I like combing it out at night before we go to bed.

I never could have achieved Rockstar status alone, I never had the desire nor the motivation. Shelby put the idea in our heads, wanting Jamey to have a good 1st married birthday was the motivation, Sabrina was my voluntary running partner that showed me it could be fun and kept me pushing myself, and running with the girls today made it worth it (& that I basically ran into Jamey's arms, he made it worth it too - I love seeing that guy happy!)

Moral of the story, running a 1/2 Marathon does not make you a certified masochist.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween

As far as 1sts go, this 1st Married Halloween left a bit to be desired- which can be a good thing that I have lots to keep looking forward to, right? While I was at school all day (which I will never ever ever get used to since I grew up in Nevada & Halloween = Nevada Day & we always had it off & it was the best) Jamey got the candy for the Trick-or-Treaters. And then he left me for the evening for his clinic work. I put the Halloween candy in a bowl, a cute bowl that I had to dig in the bottom cupboards for bytherway since this was no ordinary candy. AND I had a grand total of 4 Trick-or-Treaters. Four. Which I guess isn't really all that bad. And it was SO FUN to see the kids and how happy and excited they were. I was so glad for them that the day warmed up & stopped raining so that they didn't have to cover their fabulous costumes with a blah winter coat. I remember when my mom wanted me to cover my Cleopatra costume with a jacket. It was a very traumatizing moment and may have been our biggest fight ever in my entire life. (For the record, I never wore the coat).

We didn't carve pumpkins this year, too busy. But being the savvy internet browser I am, I  found this one on Google Images & I say it counts.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Real Burglars

Ward Halloween Party tonight. Jamey & I were racking our brains for the perfect 1st Couple's Halloween costume. Big deal. Last night it came to Jamey in a moment of brilliance! "Real Burglars?" YES. Jamey made my sweater stripey & everything. Unfortunately, only 2 people in our entire ward have seen Drop Dead Fred, and neither of them remember it well. How can this be?? It was a staple of both of our childhoods. Along with Labrynth. Proves we were MFEO. Looks like we'll be having a movie party here in a few weeks to bring everyone up to snuff.

Snotface and Drop Dead Fred

the part we were referencing starts at 1:45, but I promise you won't regret watching the entire clip. or we hear it's on netflix now so you should really watch the whole movie.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Why my life rocks

It's 10 pm and I'm sitting under a very warm cuddly blanket on my couch. We are about to start the 6th episode of the 1st season of Lost (neither of us have ever seen it & since we heard it's addicting our rule to stay productive is that we can only watch it with the other person there) But before starting that, Jamey is making delicious pasta. Not even for tonight's dinner. For my lunch & dinner tomorrow. He loves me & I am spoiled. My life is also great because I have awesome friends who do fun things with me. My quality of life has improved since 10 days ago I got my first ever iPhone and I love love love it. It's not gloating or being vain or anything like that, I needed an upgrade (like NEEDED, I'd replaced my phone once with the warranty, then my brother-in-law sent me out his old one when the replacement went kaput, then 5 months later it went downhill again) & I'd just like to say that, to my credit, I have not yet played a Words with Friends game. Go me. I rocked my exams last week. I've started running again, with a knee brace, after messing up my knee from all my training. It's been 2 weeks. Hopefully I'll be able to do the 1/2 I've been working so hard for! Went on a date with my hot hubby tonight. We saw Cowboys vs Aliens at the dollar theater. Go big or go home, right?

 me & Jess at the Matt Nathanson concert

me with the girls at the pumpkin dinner we held last night, I was so excited

uhh...ya I do

What was I thinking? I totally have pics of Abby. From my wedding. Duh. She was pooped by this point. I think she really just wanted to be left alone. It'd been a long day of weddingness & even more days with extended family. But she's still cute to humor me. And her mom (pictured below) made all the adorable fluffy tutus the little girls wore at the wedding. They were so fun & BIG. I loved them. Like I said, you should follow her here.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Abby is my happy

Ok. Stop this second and visit here. Right now. Stop reading, go.

I have a beautiful niece named Abby. She's like 18 months old (ish? Is that right Lexi?) I wish I had pictures of her on my computer, but I don't, so I can't post them for you. Even MORE reason for you to visit my sis-in-law's blog. hint hint nudge nudge. Abby has Downs Syndrome. She is happy and funny and squishy and lovey. EVERY picture I see of her is my favorite. I'll do what I can to figure out how to get one to post. So I posted the "Abby is my happy" button on my sidebar this weekend and due to a gagillion things going on this week, this is the first chance I'm getting to tell you about it. But click on it. Regularly. It's fantastic.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

tempting fate

Last weekend we figured we could get away with risking our lives since we don't have kids yet. We drove down to West Virginia to raft the Upper Gauley River, ranked 3rd in the WORLD for 1 day white water trips! I've gone down the Grand Canyon before and wasn't sure about this, because that I did on a big pontoon & this I had to do with a paddle...meaning I was in charge of my own fate. Scary. But I'm happy to report that I didn't fall out of the boat once. Not once. Jamey didn't either...this year. But last year (his 1st time) he fell out twice. Muah ha ha ha The sad part for me was we camped out Friday night & I thought I was sooo smart & just wore my glasses so I didn't have to "get ready" for bed in the tent & take my contacts out with dirty-gross-smokey-smorey-hands. I just packed my contact case. Turned out I packed the wrong one & I was the geek going down the river with her glasses on. I bought Chums. It was a low-point.

 we are the 1st two in the front right of the boat. glasses girl

 we are minutes 1:11 to 1:53

We went with about 40 kids from Jamey's med school. So the video has all 6 boats. 3 of the boats either capsized or lost some folks from their groups and we had to paddle paddle paddle to go save them. Lots of adrenaline. Before every rapid our guide would coach us whether to swim left or right if we got pitched so as to avoid undercut rocks and other deathmongers. Joy. We had so much fun even if it was raining the entire time and 40 degrees or below.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

to us

Today is the middle of 2 anniversaries. Yesterday was our 3-month-married-anniversary (we celebrated by watching 2 football games and both my teams lost miserably) & tomorrow is our 1-year-knowing-each-other-anniversary (I'll celebrate that by learning how to stick people with needles. ich)

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Painting Pains

Have I mentioned my husband loves me? So much that I surrender the love you more game to him this month. We painted our house last weekend. Twice. Once because I wanted to lighten it up and twice because I hated the first color (or non-color, it was like primer). I was a girl and come downstairs Saturday morning and cried. I tried to make the best of it but at 5:45pm Jamey was on his way back to Lowe's for the Labor Day weekend discount to buy us some new paint. We started round 2 at 9pm and finished a little after 2am. Our home is now "breezy" and I love it. 

the home we started with 
(taken apart to paint but I didn't think to grab a pic til after)

 this was an AWFUL mirror (as you can see) that I was fed up with. I pried the 1st panel off not knowing what to expect and then Jamey used his manly strength to finish it off.
it was seriously the highlight of our weekend..

 already feeling a little painter's remorse

then  jamey scolded me & told me to have a good attitude & I tried

 jamey getting all the high hard places

 round 2. that smile is for real.

So as you can see...back to blue. But a lighter fresher (Jamey's says girlier) blue. I also painted all the doors white white & they look so good! Jamey repainted most of our ceilings & I painted our stairrail black & love it. And yesterday Jamey took some time off studying and we painted our hallway. It looked like a diluted pee yellow and we both decided it must go. And away it went! And we both love our home now. (I'm sure I'll get around to taking/posting pics of the finished project sometime)

The end.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Happy Labor Day

Yay! A 3 day weekend! It was eventful, a little too much so. But it ended on a very high note with Cedar Point. I love roller coasters and we had a blast. It was a little chilly, windy, and overcast, but it wasn't busy and the longest line we stood in was an hour. Well, 2 hours if you count the Dragster. We were seated within 30 minutes I'd guess. We got to the launch pad and then there was that mechanical turning off sound, I don't know how to write it on here. But it's a very depressing noise. We waited I'd guess about 40 minutes and then it turned on! Hooray! After 4 mechanics came and worked on it. But, then it started to sprinkle and they wouldn't let us go. So we waited another 10-15 and then away we went! At 120 mph in 4 seconds! Amazing. Here's our story in pictures.

We went with some friends, the Robinetts. They have a little carrottop that we watched while they'd ride some thrillers. Cedar Point had this awesome Parent Swap pass so when we'd get off the ride we just hand the conductors a slip of paper and then they'd get to come up through the exit and ride immediately. Genius. So this was Jamey's attempt at babysitting. 

And then as if the day couldn't get any better! On our way out Jamey paid $1 and won me my Minion from The Claw. He used expert precision and got it on the 1st try. I was so proud. And then we ducked our heads and hurried out because there was a little girl trying at the booth next to us and we didn't want to share. We're horrible people.

Friday, August 26, 2011

where o where?

Finally, 2 months after our wedding, I had the sense of mind to call my mom and ask what happened to my wedding dress and shoes?? It occured to me that while I was home for my brother's wedding, I never saw it in the house. I called her last night and she didn't have it. She called Auntie Lynne, nope she didn't have it either. I texted my sister-in-law guessed it. Nope nope nope. No one had it. Everyone told me a different story of where it ended up, of who took charge of it. But they all said that it wasn't left there, that the place was clean & empty when they left. Still, I had Jamey call the Jensen Nature Park and ask after it. They had no idea. Of course. I texted friends and family all day, each person sillier and more unlikely than the last. But someone had to have it. How do you lose a wedding dress for crying out loud? 36 hours after the initial query, guess where it turned up? With my mom. In her closet. Love her.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

funny word

I was reminded of it last night at a girlfriend's birthday party. It was her present from the Spaghetti Warehouse. SPUMONI. It's funny to me and I giggle every time I think it. You know how songs get stuck in your head? Well this word is like that for me. I've been repeating it to myself subconsciously for the past 20 hours or so. It'd get annoying if it wasn't so funny. The word sounds and looks like it should be a meat- like a gross spam/pepperoni mix. But it's ice cream. Which makes me like it more. And maybe I'm weird but I do actually like pistachio ice cream.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Shark Week

du nuh
 duh nuh duh nuh! it's shark week so bring out your shark paraphernalia. nothing is better than celebrating the brutal murders of people by ferocious sea creatures. I think sharks are one of my biggest fears but I don't really fear them all the time because I am much better than them on land. We have watched all the shark week episodes so far (in fact we kept our cable just so we can watch this week). It's too bad that shark week is so white shark supremacist because there are a lot of other cool sharks that are racially excluded. We didn't go all out like my sister did because it is our first year dedicated to the shark fest. We did get awesome shirts from her. Check out her craziness at I now believe in rogue sharks, breech sharks, and that everyone that says something on discovery has to be very dramatic. I used to be afraid of sharks in my pool after watching jaws. I now know that fear was a bit exaggerated.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Palmyra, NY

While Mormons were making their way to the Hill Cumorah from the 4 corners of the world to see the Pageant, Jamey and I used it as an excuse to go visit his mom (mine too now). We had so much fun. She spoiled us with food, fun, and leisure. I finally tasted her peach pancakes that Jamey loves, she & I ganged up & beat him in both Bananagrams and Sequence, and we just enjoyed not being on a schedule.

Hill Cumorah Pageant
 see where he gets it?

 modeling clothes from his Old Navy $20 grab bag. 
the clothes were not worth the $$ but the entertainment & endless laughter were

 where Brigham Young was baptized

Monique! best lady I met on my mission
so happy we got to visit & I got to show off Jamey

Monday, July 25, 2011

something else

It's another little pet peeve of mine. Much more minor in comparison to the fruit flies, but it jabs at me nonetheless. It's an inherent flaw in blogger I do believe. You know the comment feature? It's really great most of the time and I'm happy when people use it. But when there is only one person who's commented, the link to check them still reads "1 comments" CommentSSSS. 1 comments?? (or "Happy Thoughts" "Love Notes" or whatever you've renamed your comments to be). I don't think it could be a terribly difficult feature to fix. And I'm pretty sure I'm not the only slightly OCD blogger out there. Actually I'm placing my bets on the fact that most bloggers fall on the OCD side of life. And maybe you're thinking, "Addie, you suck at grammar anyway so you have no right to be complaining let alone noticing." But I am, and it's my blog so there's nothing you can do about it. he he he

Saturday, July 23, 2011

love my husband, hate my life

It's my husband's 26th birthday. I wanted to get him something thoughtful. I made the ultimate sacrifice and signed us up for the Indianapolis Half Marathon. I'm already crying just thinking about it. Pep talks welcome. A substitute runner would be even better. Maybe I'll be lucky enough to break a leg before then? Here's hoping.

Oh and for an update, we still have fruit flies.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

new pet peeve

I hate, despise, LOATHE ENTIRELY...fruit flies.
They have infested our home. Maybe my fault...I let some bananas go bad. Certainly not the 1st time. I was going to make banana bread. I moved the bowl they were in and the little beasts swarmed my face and I wanted to throw up, almost did. Usually, once I get rid of the bad fruit, they're gone. But nope. It's been 2 days, 2 very very long days, and they show up everywhere. I pick up a rag, they swarm. I open the spice cupboard, they swarm. I turn on the faucet, they swarm. So I took measures today. I've tried 2 ways to get rid of them. One with some fruit in a bowl and plastic wrap to trap them in. Another in case they're drain flies and not fruit flies (who's ever heard of such a thing?) with ice and dishsoap down the disposal. I don't know? But the internet forums say it works. But I HATE them. They will die.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Mr. Price

Still waiting on wedding photos...
But my husband's been doing good things in the meantime

 cooking our 1st married meal. pasta carbonara

 using his fancy new drill to help me organize our kitchen (a 2 day-all day project)

and cleaning our storage room. he tackled that one himself

 oh and taking care of our little garden. can you see our 2 tomatoes so  far?

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Mr. & Mrs.

I've been putting off this post just because you've all been waiting for it. But here we are.

I don't have more pictures yet. If anyone has some, I want them! I can't wait to see all the detail shots of our reception and the candids of everyone there. It was the PERFECT day. I have to tell you all, in case you didn't know, I did NOT want a wedding. I wanted to elope and then send out announcements to you all saying WE DID IT! But alas, I met the one guy in the world that had an aversion to eloping. Seriously?? So we put together a reception and invited all sorts of guests and it was a headache and for the first 2 months of our engagement we couldn't agree on anything and so would have nights where we swore off any wedding talk just so we could remember how much we really did like the other person. But when the day came it was perfect and beautiful and absolutely the best day of my life.

It was forecasted to be rainy and cloudy all day. But it wasn't! It was GORGEOUS! And I have the best friends and family who took care of everything for me and made all of it beautiful.

Splash of memories:
my cake
my bouquet
tutus on rocks
my dashing husband. oh I just loved to look at him that day.
100 + lanterns
wonderful hilarious friends
temple workers trying to give me a different mother-in-law
seeing my real mother-in-law before the ceremony
spending the morning with the girls getting ready
the sunset
swing dancing with my dad. who knew?
my dress
giant birdhouse
3ft balloons

That's what I've got for now. It's not everything. But when I think of the day I am so happy and just smile because it was so full of happiness. That is exactly what a wedding should feel like. My mom was great the whole day and handled everything with her characteristic calm and laughter. I finally got to meet Jamey's family. One of my favorite memories is hugging each of them in the temple after we were sealed and knowing that they are my family now and the strong bond and love I immediately felt for them. There is a real power to love that I am just beginning to understand.

Since the wedding I am more convinced everyday that I married the best man in the world for me. I've never been a subscriber to the one-and-only philosophy but if there were a person to convince me otherwise it would be Jamey. I'll save that for another post.