{sex and the city} Mondays

I hate mondays, they give me anxiety.
But they always come after Sunday, regardless if I like them or not.
So I decided I’m going to try and make them a little more enjoyable by posting a quote from Sex and the City every monday. {Carrie is so wise}

Maybe our mistakes are what make our fate. Without them, what would shape our lives? Perhaps if we never veered off course we wouldn’t fall in love, or have babies, or be who we are. After all, seasons change. So do cites. People come into your life and people go. But it’s comforting to know that the ones you love are always in your heart. And if you’re very lucky, a plane ride away.

our baby :)

Mark finally gave in and let me get a kitten! (mostly because he was annoyed with me bringing home strays and asking every day…and she was free!) We adopted her on April 26. She was super tiny when we got her, the runt of her litter. The people we got her from thought she was about 6 or 7 weeks old. They didn’t know if she was a girl or a boy…I did my research, thank you google, and found out she was a girl. We wanted to name her something from the Giants but buster posey doesn’t really fit for a girl. After a couple days of deliberating, we decided to name her Snookie!
She is so cute and makes us laugh every day. She’s already gotten so much bigger, maybe because we didn’t know how much to feed her and eventually saw the recommendations on the bag, lets just say we were feeding her about 4 times as much as we should.
It’s like having a baby, she cries when we put her to bed (in our closet), she cries in the morning and wakes us up. But despite the early mornings, we love her and are so happy to have her in our little family (you can ask Mark how he really feels.) Mark is her favorite, even though he throws her off the bed. Her favorite spot to be is on his shoulder, especially when he’s trying to do homework!
Here are some pictures of our baby Snooks!

Her favorite spot
Meet Snookie!

                                                              She loves her mom 🙂

I guess my arm is her teddy bear
Sophia came to play with us. She loves kittens
Snookie loves Sophia
Aunt Jana holding Snookie like a baby, haha
Mark loves to make her sit like this, she doesn’t really like it though
So happy 🙂
Don’t worry, she likes having her face smooshed in pictures, haha!
Our friends Adria and Brianne brought their kitten, Boss, over for a play date…Snookie beat him up! I think she is use to getting beat up by her brothers and sisters because she was the runt and finally she has someone smaller to pick on. Boss was a trouper and took it. Mark was proud of his little Snooks!

playing house

Since graduation I had two goals for myself. First, find a job that was somewhat college degree worthy (that is hard to do in Rexburg where jobs are few and far between). And second, to cook real meals for Mark every night. I was really bad at making dinners the past two semesters. I justify myself by saying I was really busy with 16 credits and working 20 hours a week.

We are now about a month into it and, drum roll….Success!
I got a job at a real estate company called Countrywide Properties. It doesn’t really have much to do with my major but hey, its not fast food! The people are really great and its a good place to work while I wait for Mark to graduate.

Also, I’ve been cooking real meals!
I have made steak, chicken fajitas, southwest chicken wraps, homemade macaroni and cheese, chicken enchiladas. Luckily Mark is so sweet and compliments me even if the steak is a little well done or the mac ‘n cheese isn’t as good as his dads. But he makes me feel like I have potential so I actually enjoy cooking!

Thanks for being my taste-tester and support Mark!
Also, thanks to the Warren/Hawkins family cookbook, cookbooks from my mom and grandma Bev, and also to my mom for answering the phone when I have questions while I’m cooking 🙂

Post Graduate!

I haven’t blogged in a while, sorry I’ve been busy living my great life!
After graduation Mark and I went to Orlando, Florida to visit our brother and sister-in-law, Scott & Dani and their three adorable kids, Paige, Emma and baby Colt! It was the best vacation I could have dreamed of! It was good enough just to get out of cold Rexburg, but spending time with family was the cherry on top. While there we went to Disney World, Universal Studios, Epcot, Harry Potter world (part of universal), Hollywood Studios, the beach, had a bbq at the lake with Scott and Dani, it was perfect!
I hadn’t been to Disney World since I was 8 so it was really fun to go with my best friend. Mark and I went on every ride and had so much fun. Some of the highlights of the parks were churros, the stunt car show, mt. Everest, tower of terror, multiple mickey mouse ice creams, Emma in her princess dress at Disney world, harry potter world of course, and the rockin roller coaster at Universal.
A huge thanks to Scott & Dani for letting us stay with them. We love you and miss you! Thanks for the wonderful memories in Florida!
Here’s what you’ve all been waiting for, pictures!