Saturday, August 30, 2008

Things that I DON'T Like (but everyone else does?)

Crocs (for adults)
Maple Donuts
Twilight Books (I have a separate post about this!)
Snow cones
Brad & Angelina
Text Messaging
Pickles (they smell horrible people)
Kenny Chesney (don't be mad at me Jamie & Kevin :)
Napoleon Dynamite
Coke, Pepsi--any cola drink
Gone With the Wind
The Simpsons
Barack Obama
Email Forwards (that are false)
Peach Cobbler
Board Games (most, not all)
Leashes for children
Watching Soccer

I must be missing something, because I realize that I am the exception on most of these things. Maybe you can help me out here, why do you love these things?

Twilight, Seriously?

I am mad at myself for giving in to peer pressure and reading this book. I know this post will upset a lot of people, but the book is ridiculous. I was so confused as to why someone would want to read a love story about a vampire--but everyone assured me that it's not as weird as it sounds. IT IS EXACTLY AS WEIRD AS IT SOUNDS! She is not bothered at all that the boy she is in love with is an actual blood sucking vampire. How can it not be evident that this book is ridiculous when Bella is asking Edward if she can watch him hunt bears & mountain lions? The book is very high school, simply written and geared towards younger girls. So why do so many adults like this book? I just can't grasp the "true love" feeling when the book is based on a high school romance. I prefer true love stories that could actually happen. And I am sorry, but I can't stand that the word "EYES" is in every sentence!! You think I am kidding, reread this book....
My eyes, of their own accord, flickered to him....
His eyes somehow managing to smolder...
His voice was was dark and his eyes were cautious...
Those are all in one paragraph! I can't handle it.

No matter how much Stephenie Meyer tries to portray that Edward is some gorgeous creature--your thoughts immediately go back to the fact that he is a blood sucking, fast driving, pale skinned, mind reading psycho vampire!!

I thought that the lines were very corny and that the book was very plainly written. I was offended that an LDS person would swear in her books as well. There are 469 pages in this book, and not a lot happens. The whole book is conversations. Basically, they meet, spend a couple of days together talking all about the details of what a vampire is and does, they go to the baseball game and then she gets hunted and attacked. I just don't get the obsession with these books. There are many more interesting, better written books then Twilight.

Ok, lets have it Twilight fans!! I am no book critic, but I really, really don't understand the fascination with this book!!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Nic Starts Law School!

Nic started law school this week! He went through a week of orientation and then his actual classes start next week. We already had our first Saturday of him reading all day :). They had a swearing in ceremony for all of the 1L's (that's what they call the first year law students). I thought it was interesting to see what a variety of people were in his class. 44% are woman, and the ages range from 21 to 52! The swearing in ceremony was really neat and I couldn't help but think how lucky we are for Nic to have this opportunity. I know it will be really hard, but it will be worth it for Nic. Here are some pictures of the swearing in ceremony...

Here is a picture of Nic's $700 books!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Home Improvements

Nic and I have viewed this as our last free summer. We wanted to make some small improvements to things in our apartment while Nic was free before law school. Here are some pictures of our updates.

The living room needed some year round decorations for the fireplace...(the wreath and sign came from that boutique that I mention in my Brigham City post)

This is our office/closet/storage/laundry room. Since we moved in it has just been piled up with stuff and had no organization. Although it isn't pretty, at least its organized.

Nic painted this dresser to match the nightstand that he made a couple of years ago. On top, you can see my new jewelry organization. I was tired of necklaces getting tangled and not being able to find I started searching for jewelry stands like they use in stores & boutiques. I found these for great prices and I think its a cute way to display your things.

I love updating things in your house! It really refreshes things! Nic started law school yesterday. He has a week of orientation and then classes start next Monday. We are both pretty nervous about how things are going to go the next 3 years. I know he is going to do great! Wish us luck. I will keep you posted every step of the way!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Wendy Graduates, Matt Moves to Iowa

My little sister Wendy graduated from BYU on Friday. We are so proud of her! Congratulations Wendy!

Saturday morning Wendy & Matt left for their road trip to take Matt to Iowa State for school. It was hard for me to say goodbye to him. It will be at least 7 years until he lives back in Utah again (1st Year Red Shirt @ Iowa State, 2 year LDS Mission, 4 Years Wrestling at Iowa State) . That is sad to think about because he is so much fun to be around! I started crying just when he said goodbye to his dogs--they will miss him so much. Good Luck Matt! We Love You!!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

I am obsessed with Brigham City!

Nic and I did a little weekend getaway to Box Elder County last weekend. We wanted to do something fun before Nic starts law school and we no longer have any time together :)

We stayed in the cute little town of Tremonton. We stayed in the Hampton Inn there. I really love Hampton Inns because they always seem so clean. Plus, their beds are the most comfortable things in the world! Doesn't this beautifully clean white bed make you want to take a nap? We spent most of our weekend in Brigham City. I can't tell you how much I want to live in this city! Something literally draws me to it. It seems so perfect to me. It's small enough for everyone to know each other, but big enough to have everything you need. It is right off the freeway and has gorgeous mountains right behind the city. Not to mention Box Elder High School is the best at everything and they are so stinkin nice about it! I was obsessed with asking every person we talked to on our trip if they liked living there and how they liked raising their family there. You can imagine that everyone responded that it was the greatest place in the world. Nic and I would really like to move there after law school, maybe in about 5 years from now. Brigham City is home to Nic and me's favorite places in the state. Nic's favorite place is the Maddox Ranch House. I think I have done a post about the Maddox before, but it has the greatest food. Nic loves everything on the menu! Their great customer service, rolls, and well water are just wonderful extras! My favorite place is "Where Else". It is the cutest little boutique ever. I love buying gifts from there (they gift wrap for free)! They have the cutest home decorations plus great purses, jewelry, and holiday items. It's worth a trip up north just to go shopping there. The owner is so cute and I want to be (and look) just like her! So after we have eaten at the Maddox and gone shopping at Where Else, Nic and I both leave Brigham City feeling very happy & satisfied!

We are going back to Brigham City with our friends for Peach Days at the beginning of September and I can't wait to go back!!