Monday, January 26, 2009

God Bless Insurance

Last night while we were visiting the cousins for a Sunday dessert night, someone hit our car :( We had just come from a dinner with some of my old roommates and spouses, and we put our leftover jello bowl up on the dashboard. When we came back to our car, I noticed the parking job a lot more crooked that usual. Jason opened my door and we found the jello splashed all over the passenger seat. Gross. Then Jason walked behind the car to his side, and we went home. It wasn't till this morning that we both walked outside, and..."someone hit our car!" The front headlight was pretty smashed, with red car paint scraped around it. Well, thank goodness for insurance, that's all I can say! With a few errands this morning, I got Schroeder to a USAA approved body shop, where they estimated $2,000 of damage. The shop said they could start working on it today, USAA got me a car rental reservation, and I was picked up in 10 min. At the lot, I picked out a beautiful red 2009 Chevy Impala for the week! With only 600 miles on it! What a pretty car! Its making the whole experience a lot more bearable :)

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Movie Stars

Jason and I were in a movie today! The Church is adding a few scenes to the new Joseph Smith movie, to cater it a little more to investigators and converts. The scenes include some from Hans Mill and of Lucy Mack Smith's testimony at the General Conference in Nauvoo after the martyrdom.
What an experience, to dress up in pioneer clothes, and play as if we were inside the Nauvoo temple! It felt like we had gone back in time, and experienced the whole thing as a newlywed Nauvoo husband and wife!

Friday, January 23, 2009


So we've gotten into the art of selling our bodies for money--in the form of giving our plasma. We go once or twice a week, play a game or two of pool while we're waiting, then get hooked up to the plasma machines that take your blood, extract the plasma, and return your blood back to you, making it possible to give up to twice a week. $30 bucks, baby. $35 if its the 2nd time that week. When you're poor, you'll do anything, right!? Its actually kindof fun! I feel good about donating to make medicines for babies, and we get to make a date out of it, with juice and crackers for dessert! With only going for about 3 weeks, we've already gotten $305! Summer cruise, here we come!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Home is Where the Heart Is

(With "Jason" size ottoman and "Camille" size ottoman)

Our First Christmas Together!

Christmas in Idaho! It was a little hard being away from my Ohio home for the first time, but being able to spend Christmas with Jason made it wonderful!

Then up to the cabin! There was SO much snow, I've never seen so much!

I can't believe how much we slept all break. Its like we were catching up for one crazy semester!

New Year's Eve Solo Competition at First Night at the Provo Towne Center Mall. I sang "Hopelessly Devoted" and won 2nd place, which is totally cool, except that 1st place was an iPod! :(

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Coming up with a Rhyme for 2009

HAPPY 2009!!! 2008 was so great! I did student teaching, got a cellphone, graduated from college, bought a car, moved apartments 3 times, was an EFY counselor for a month, got a lead in a musical, met a boy, got engaged, and married! What a year!! The Church put on this New Years Eve Program at the Conference Center for the youth of the Church: and I've been watching them and loving them and crying and just feeling this HUGE love for the youth of the Church! Why do I love teenagers so much?! I really feel like I'll spend many years of my life in the Young Womens callings. We're taking down Christmas today and its a little sad. There is an end to all things, and this Christmas seemed especially long for some reason. Perhaps because I didn't have finals this year, so I had the whole December to think about it, without feeling obligated to only be thinking about school. Thank-you cards: the one thing that has been consuming my time as of late. Its been quite enjoyable, actually, mentally and physically saying thank-you again to all these people who've helped us so much. If you haven't gotten your thank-you from us, its coming! And Jason says, "hi".