Friday, June 6, 2008

What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas

It's true I am in Las Vegas right now, but it has nothing to do with the Air Force!! More to do with wild oats and sowing, if you know what I mean. No you don't? Uhhhhhmmm. Well. This is awkward, and it's my very first post, too. Sorry Rachel for ruining our precious blog, I'll stick with the story.

So they flew me into Vegas a week and half ago and you can bet that starting from the plane ride I've been milking all the utters I can(military, Holiday Inn express, Cousins, coworkers). Okay not quite that much, but I do enjoy living in a hotel.

I went from having no tv to my very own--with HBO. It can be very tempting. When I first arrive I gunhoingly say to myself, "I will not turn on the tv once!" Ten minutes later in the quiet solitude of my room the tv beakons me and I give in, just to realize that there is nothing on that I really want to watch. So what I do? I flip through all the channels for a couple of hours, choosing the most interesting. Everybody Loves Raymond, Sports Center, Glenn Beck Porgram, seem to occupy a lot of the time. That's when I make a new resolution (no tv? what was I thinking?). Now I'll watch tv while Im doing something else. So I iron all my uniforms to perfection and run on the treadmill until I get so sick of tv that I resolve never to watch it again.

Even better though is I can leave the room (and my pee-stained sheets) every morning and come back to fresh clean sheets on both beds, orange scented bathroom with replenished shampoo, soap, lotion, makeup remover wipes(not because I use them but because theyre stuffed in my suitcase and those suckers think I need more. Hahahaha. That's the best part). And then I realize that each little shampoo bottle has about an ounce in it and I realize how cheap and pathetic I am. And for a time, I sulk.

But just as quickly, my energy is renewed at the sight of the Holiday Inn Express Breakfast. Omelets, sausage, biscuits and gravy, fruit, yogurt, english muffins, brueggers bagels, and cinnamon rolls line the walls. I stuff myself happily because I deserve it (ask them). And then I take some for dinner that night and store it in my mini refrigerator. Once again, they never even see it coming. Then, when the maids are busy, I sneak a load of my dirty laundry in with the hotel linens. That gets dangerous though.

Okay enough of my mooching habits. I'm also sculpting my body everyday in the gym while occasionly jumping on the cool rock climbing machine that nobody ever uses. When were not surveying, getting medical check-ups, lectured by my supervisor for the brake-light incident(as if it was some planned infamous act of mine), I'm usually studying for my test this monday which will allow me to move up in my job skill level.

At first I feel like Im really living it up here in Vegas(without even seeing real Vegas). Then I realize how empty I would feel if that's all I had to look forward to was my lonely room each night. It makes me so much more grateful for my sweet, wonderful wife Rachel. With her I get to live the abundant life, even more so than with free hotel cookies @ 5pm or USA today at my door every morning, or anything thing else Holiday Inn Express or Las Vegas has to offer. I'm enjoying my time here and taking advantage of it all, but look forward to seeing My girl's smiling face back home. And it won't be long. Got to go the cookies are ready!!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Talmage is on tour for the air force reserves in Nevada for two weeks. He has been gone for a week and comes back in a week from now. So what am I doing while he is gone.

We'll this week I went to the temple and hung out with my friend Julie! We went and eat chinese... I know not the most healthiest thing when you baking a baby.

Looked at houses to buy in queen creek online.

Tutored TJ, a fifth grader, it was my first time tutoring him but I am doing it as a side job on tuesday and thursdays.


Got lots of boring stuff done like errands.

Visited my family in Tonopah for the weekend.

Went to my great grandpa's funeral. He is an amazing man and did so much with his life. He lived a good life and we love him and miss his good humor.

Hung out with Rick, Alyssa, Hyrum, Sarah. Hung out with Angel but then she left me to go to boulder, or buffalo, or some place with a b name.

Read more of the baby book I burrowed from Jana, "What to expect when your expecting." Since I am pregnant I expected that you expected me to read this book.

And of course talking to my wonderful husband who I wish was back home.

What do I have left to keep me occupied in my boring life. BTW, Angel, seth, jacob or anyone for that matter, you are completely welcome to come hang at my house and keep me company, I'll even feed you. can't resist my cooking can you?

Anyways, back to my list of things that are keeping me occupied. Cleaning the house which includes folding laundry, doing dishes, sweeping, moping vacuuming, dusting, etc. But the worst part is cleaning out my fridge, I haven't done it in a while because even the smell of normal foods, depending on what they are, make me nauseous. Even the thought of old food make me queasy.

Go in person and look at houses.

Send of Amanda's BYU application. Side note: Since when did I get nominated the official family missionaries application/ school advisor. I don't mean to complain but for reals. (BYU applications are more pains then ASU applications, so if you want me to do your application please go to ASU and make my life easier. ... Not that I don't like BYU or love ASU, just for the sack of applying). Anyways back to my list.

Painting, I have a couple paintings that I am working on. I don't want to tell you what they are because that takes the surprise away and then it is not very fun and exciting to paint, just how it is and just how I work.

Convince myself that avocados don't me nauseous. I used to love avocados and heard that they are very healthy for pregnancy. I have a whole bunch in my fridge but having a hard time eating, hopefully they won't go bad.

Go my friend staci's wedding reception. Buy a gift for her wedding reception.

Go to the cannery and buy food storage or order it somehow, i haven't figured out how this works yet. I guess i could call my older brother, rick and see how they did it but haven't yet because I am too stubborn and will at least try to figure it out on my own.

Figure out my schedule for next semester.

Exercise, probably go walking or swimming. I am looking into taking a yoga class or something too. Oh and the usual basketball but no soccer because soccer club is out for the summer, plus I tend to get too into the game which is probably not the greatest for baby.

Oh, and last but not least write on my blog and read others blogs.
That was long.

The End

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Baby News

I going to have a baby!!!!! I am only eight weeks along. I should of held it in longer, at least until I got past my first trimester (three month mark) but what the heck! I am really, really exctited!!!!! I am going to have a baby!!!!! I going to be a mommy!!!!!! is a lot to take in and it is still hard for me to believe it myself! Wow!!!!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008


Talmage and I are always amazed at the many runners, joggers, walkers and bicyclers there are in Tempe. We just think that this such a "fit" city, at least the area we live in. We even marvel at it's wonder.

My boss was talking about "riding his bike to work" and "going for a 2 hour bike ride with my wife yesterday." I thought to myself, "wow he must be one of those 'fit' people just like everyone else and their grandma in this city."

Yesterday at work, it dawned on me when I saw his bike parked outside work. He didn't mean bicycles, he meant motor bike. LOL!!!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008


You can only type ONE Word! Not as easy as you might think. Change the answers to suit you and pass it on. It's really hard to only use one word answers.

1. Where is your cell phone? pocket
2. Where is your significant other? work
3. Your hair? brunnet
4. Your mother?sweet
5. Your father?Santa
6. Your favorite thing?
7. Your dream last night? strang
8. Your favorite drink? OJ
9. Your dream/goal? Mother
10. The room you're in? office
11. Your hobby? painting
12. Your fear? snakes
13. Where do you want to be in 6 years? mother
14. Where were you last night? home
15. What you're not?
16. Muffins? yumm
17. One of your wish list items?
18. Where you grew up? AZ
19. The last thing you did? ate
20. What are you wearing? red
21. Your TV? none
22. Your pets? none
23. Your computer? home
24. Your life? good
25. Your mood? mellow
26. Missing someone? a bit
27. Your car? huyndi
28. Something you're not wearing? sandles
29. Favorite store? none
30. Your summer? work
31. Like someone? Talmage
32. Your favorite color? Yellow
33. When is the last time you laughed? minutes
34. Who will retake this? Hummmm?

New Job

I just started my new job at Gray's Engineering and Consulting. We test stuff for engineering companies. We tell them if the part they send us to test is acceptable or if it is not, in which case, we put our noses in the air and shew them away. Said in our snobby, matter of fact voices, "This is not acceptable, Shhhhew, shew, be gone with you."

One of my favorite things about my job is that it takes me 8-15 min. to drive there! I have never been this close to work, school, etc. It is really great!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

New Job

Today is my first day of work (I am on my lunch break right now). I am working at a company that test electrical and mechanical devices

It is not too hard so far. This morning I had to trouble shoot a AC to DC power supply. I figured out that the wrong readings were coming from one of the circuit boards. So, we decided to change the integrated circuits (chips) and see if it works.

I got to see how the vibration tester works, it is loud. Pretty interesting, if you ask me.

No explosives testing or anything too exciting... yet.