Monday, September 29, 2008

Billboard #1s

There's this really cool site that Corinne posted on her blog that tells you what "the #1 song in the U.S.A. on this date in history, according to Billboard magazine" was. Here are some dates that are significant to us:

My Birth Day - "That's What Friends Are For" by Dionne & Friends (I've NEVER heard this song before)
Jed's Birth Day - "Beat It" by Michael Jackson
Our Wedding Day - "I Kissed A Girl" by Katy Perry

Saturday, September 27, 2008

A Soldier's Opinion

I thought this was very interesting and well-said.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Corn Maze. Be There.

K Bull 97 teamed up with the Cornbelly's Corn Maze (at Thanksgiving Point) and they are letting you in the maze for a whopping dollar. $1. That's all it takes to get in tonight and tomorrow. The link to the voucher/coupon is http://www.kbull93.com/Article.asp?id=901265&spid=21454 and the link to the Cornbelly's website is
http://www.cornbellys.com/. ***Sorry, my blogger isn't working so well and won't insert a link***
Jed and I will be there tomorrow morning. We hope to see you there too!! :D

High School Flashback

I so wish I had a picture from high school to post with this. I'm pretty sure all of those pictures have been burned. Or they're at my parents' house. One of the two. :)

1. Did you date someone from your school? Kevin, but he had already graduated when we started dating.
2. What kind of car did you drive? 1993 Isuzu Amigo! That car was the *sweetest* car ever - good memories.
3. What was the most embarrassing moment of HS? I tend to block those out...so I'm sorry to say I don't remember any.
4. Were you a party animal? :)
5. Were you considered a flirt? Queen Flirt
6. Were you in band, orchestra, or choir? Choir all four years
7. Were you a nerd? No, but I was in AP classes, so I was around them quite a bit.
8. Were you on any varsity teams? Varsity choir count? It's a team...
9. Did you get suspended/expelled? Not in high school...
10. Can you still sing the fight song? Couldn't then, can't now. Don't care. I do remember "Strike 'Em Rattlers!" though.
11. Who were your favorite teachers? Mrs. Montgomery (Calc), Mrs. Schaeffer, Coach Mac, and Mrs. Ross because she was a pushover
12. Where did you sit during lunch? Depends on the day/year. With friends, or at the "mormon table", or fast food or home my senior year.
13. School mascot? Rattlers
14. Did you go to homecoming, and with who? Yeah, Mike Villarreal and Ben Terry
15. If you could go back and do it again, would you? No thanks. I'm so over it.
16. What do you remember most about graduation? It was SO LONG. And Project Graduation was a BLAST!
17. Where did you go on senior skip day? I had NUMEROUS skip days...I specifically remember one with Kim Roberts after we went to Cowboy Breakfast and bummed around town all day
18. Were you in any clubs? I was secretary of FCCLA and I was in NHS
19. Have you gained some weight since then? HA! I refer you to my previous post...
20. Who was your prom date? Read 14 again. One of them...I forget which dance was with which guy...
21. Are you planning on going to your 10 year reunion? Maybe. I hope I can. There are a bunch of people I'd love to see.
22. Looking back, what advice would you give yourself? Take my AP classes/exams. So worth it.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Confession Session

EXTREMELY PERSONAL INFORMATION TO FOLLOW. CONTINUE ONLY IF YOU CAN DO SO AND NOT JUDGE!! Thank you.

I posted my Thankful Thursday yesterday (because I thought it was Thursday yesterday...long week), and I guess it was a good thing because today needs to be dedicated to this post. I have a huge confession. I need to preface this.


Any of you who have seen me since I started dating Jed have noticed that I have gained weight since then. About 25 pounds of weight. NOT GOOD! It's not just because we used to go out to eat almost every night when we started dating (we have since curtailed that and don't go out nearly as often). I also started my "sit-on-your-butt-all-day-long-and-we'll-put-the-office-candy-bowl-right-in-front-of-your-face" job around that time too. Both factors contributed to me adding a small child's weight to my already extra large self.

We were going to the gym pretty regularly (about 2-3 times a week) while we were dating, and then we got engaged. That's when we stopped going altogether. Yeah, like FIVE MONTHS AGO! I seriously hadn't been in that long, until last night. I weighed the most I've ever weighed in my entire life on my wedding day. How sad and pathetic is that??
The good news is that I haven't gained weight since we got married, like most people do. But I haven't lost any either...

So last night my friend
Amanda Nielsen pulled me to the gym. Thank goodness for her because Heaven knows I wasn't just going to go on my own. It's weird because I won't want to go, but then I (or someone else) force me to go, and then I'm hooked and I want to eat better and live better, etc. It's just a matter of not falling off that track.

Anyways, we went last night and I watched the first part of the Lipstick Jungle season premiere and I liked it and I *wanted to stay* to watch the rest. Yay exercise! After I got off the treadmill, I weighed myself and sure enough I weigh the same as I did when we got married. Which is a good thing and a bad thing... Of course the good being I haven't gained any more. And the BAD being...and here's the public confession...


**Well maybe I should tell you that the reason I am posting about this is because I want to be accountable for myself and my weight so that I will change my habits and how I'm caring for my body. So if you want to help me out, drop me a note of encouragement every once in a while, or ask me how I'm doing with things. That would be so appreciated.**

Ok, for the bad. The BAD is...that...I weigh...
250 pounds. EEK! Yup. There's my confession. :(

No, I am NOT fishing for compliments, nor do I want them. Don't pity me, don't tell me how beautiful and awesome and smart I am. I know am I all those things :) and that's not the issue. This is real, I am serious, and I'm trying to better a part of my life that I've lost control of. I'll keep you posted on my progress, even if you don't care...

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Thankful Thursday- Wednesday Edition

I'm thankful that I get to go out to Ohio for a whole week!! My mom called me a few days ago and told me that her and my dad are going to China for a week with my dad's company and they were going to have my Grams come out and "watch" Angela and Jeff, but her husband made different arrangements for them... By "watch" I mean drive. They are pretty much old enough to handle things for the most part, but Angela isn't quite 16 yet, so they need a chauffeur (AKA me). I can't wait to see Angela, Jeff, and Pepper, visit the Dippin' Dots store, take in the *gorgeous* fall landscapes, go on a drive through Amish Country, and much more! It'll be great to get away from work, but I'll probably take my homework for my online classes and just tackle them. Hopefully I'll be able finish my Excel class while I'm out there and get a leg up on my cooking class.

I'll be out there Oct 4-12. If you're in Ohio, call me so we can get together. If you're in Utah, call Jed and keep him company. :) I will really miss my wonderful husband and I know he will miss me too. "Absence makes the heart grow fonder", right?

Monday, September 22, 2008

No Stress Saturday!

*Don't judge me - I'm terrible at this whole picture layout thing... It would be a whole lot easier if it didn't change from the "compose" tab to the "preview" tab. Maybe I'm just clueless about what to do.*





This Saturday was wonderful! Jed woke up early and played frisbee (one of his passions in life) and I got to sleep in late (one of my passions in life). :) After we both got ready for the day, we did some errands and then headed north for our NO STRESS SATURDAY!!

I surprised Jed by taking him to The Living Planet Aquarium because he loves fish and aquariums and such. We had a great time! We saw tons of animals - we even saw a super active octopus that was really sweet. They have a tank right in the middle of the building that has fish and sting rays in it that you can just walk up and touch as much or as little as you'd like. Jed loved that. We also saw a really good show at the aquarium where they brought out birds, snakes, spiders, etc. It was really interesting and we both liked it a lot. We would definitely recommend The Living Planet Aquarium.
































After the aquarium, Jed and I went up to SLC, grabbed a bite to eat, and headed to the Salt Lake City Public Library. Neither of us had been there before, though we'd driven by and always wanted to go inside - it's really a neat building with great architecture. We studied there for a little bit until we got kicked out (apparently they close at 6:00 on Saturdays) and then we walked around the grounds and looked at all of the neat things there.





























We drove to the Conference Center and saw an incredible concert put on by the Utah Symphony and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, with solos by Denyce Graves (who we thought was WAY over the top) and Brian Stokes Mitchell (who we thought was an amazing performer with a fabulous voice). My co-worker, Laurie Bailey, is in the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and she gave me the tickets. (Thanks Laurie!!) It was such a neat concert and it felt good to get out and do something nice and "adult" for a change. :)

Word Cloud

This is a cool idea! It takes words from your blog and puts
them in a "word cloud". I stole it from Kristin, sorry. You
can get your own HERE.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

I have to do this?

I found out that when someone tags you in this blogger thing, that you have to do whatever they just did. So here is what Ali and Seth made me do

Four Random Things you love about your wife:
1. She loves me.
2. She drives very well.
3. She hates eating fish just like me.
4. She tells me she gets my jokes.

Four jobs I've had:
1. Bagger
2. Personal Assistant
3. Computer Technician
4. Warehouse worker

Four movies I've seen more than once:
1. Fight Club (like 35 times)
2. The Longest Yard
3. The Stupids
4. Rocky 4

Four TV shows I watch:
1. The Office
2. Family Guy
3. 24
4. The Simpsons

Four places I've been:
1. Chile
2. Mexico
3. California
4. Florida

Four of my Favorite Foods:
1. General Tso's Chicken
2. Ali's Mom's Tortilla Soup
3. Anything from Taco Bell
4. Buffalo Chicken strips from Wingers

Four places I would like to visit:
1. Ireland
2. Spain
3. Western Canadian Coast
4. New Zealand

Four Thing I'm looking forward to in the upcoming year:
1. Going to Ali's home for Christmas
2. Streetlight Manifesto Concert, October 16th
3. Halloween
4. The movie "Lakeview Terrace"

Four People I tag:
1. Nope, i wont make any of you do this.
2.
3.
4.

Friday, September 19, 2008

You're It!

A- Attached or Single? Very Attached.
B-Best Friend(s)? Jed & Mom.
C-Cake or pie? Turtle Cheesecake.
D-Day of choice? Saturday, of course.
E-Essential Item? Gum and phone.
F-Favorite color? Blue.
G-Gummy bears or worms? Wormies.
H-Home town? San Antonio, TEXAS!
I-Favorite indulgence? Baja sandwich from Quiznos.
J-January or July? January - birthday month!
K-Kids? Are waiting in Heaven.
L-Life isn't complete without: seeing my family at least once or twice a year.
M-Marriage date? July 31, 2008
N-Number of brothers and sisters? 3 sisters, 2 brothers.
O-Oranges or Apples? Apples.
P-Phobias? Claustrophobia. Sometimes I'm afraid of heights too.
Q-Quote? The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what we want most for what we want at the moment.
R-Reasons to smile? I come home to the love of my life.
S-Season of choice? Autumn.
T-Tag 3 people: Laurel, Megan, and Corinne.
U-Unknown fact about me? I'm double-jointed in my fingers.
V-Vegetable? Lettuce - it's so versatile. If lettuce were a person, we'd be friends.
W-Worst habit? Biting my nails.
X-Xray or Ultrasound? I've never had an ultrasound, so I'll stick with xray.
Y-Your favorite food? Turtle cheesecake. Or cilantro. But not together. :)
Z-Zodiac sign: Cappy

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Thankful Thursday

I'm thankful that Megan tagged me. I've never been tagged before. At least not that I know about... :)

Four Random Things you love about your husband:
1. Jed laughs a lot.
2. He does the dishes so that I don't have to.
3. He has a good memory.
4. He can cut his own hair.

Four jobs I've had:
1. Project Assistant
2. Applebee's Waitress
3. Preschool Teacher
4. Custodian

Four movies I've seen more than once:
1. Dumb & Dumber
2. Center Stage
3. Heavyweights
4. John Q

Four TV shows I watch:
1. The Office
2. Family Guy
3. Biggest Loser
4. Dr. Phil

Four places I've been:
1. TEXAS!
2. Cozumel (twice)
3. New York
4. California

Four of my Favorite Foods:
1. Turtle Cheesecake
2. Mom's Tortilla Soup
3. Cantaloupe
4. Salad with Ranch

Four places I would like to visit:
1. Italy
2. Spain
3. France
4. New Zealand

Four Thing I'm looking forward to in the upcoming year:
1. Going home for Christmas/our first Christmas together!!
2. Taking my cooking class and making yummy food!
3. Having a baby (JUST KIDDING!)
4. Writing Tom on his mission

Four People I tag:
1. Jeddifer (you know who you are)
2. Laurel Lakey
3. Emily Murdock
4. Amanda Nielsen

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Elder Busath



My brother Tom (Elder Busath) is on a two-year mission for our church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He flew in to Salt Lake last night and Jed and I picked him up from the airport. We then drove around to see some family and got dinner (at The Pie!). We drove back down to Provo and our cousin Sarah came over to say goodbye and we got to visit with her for a while. We don't see her enough - she's such a fun and cute girl.

This morning Elder Busath woke up way too early (around 8:00), showered, and had to sit around for a few hours twiddling his thumbs. He was so anxious to leave and get to the Missionary Training Center, or MTC, but he couldn't really do the things he would typically do to take his mind off of it like TV, video games, etc. However we did throw in Planet Earth, but that wasn't engaging enough...When he decided he couldn't take it anymore, we left the house and went to this nasty yogurt place that Elder Busath loves, that's only in Provo, called Yoasis. Then we picked up Jed at school and headed over to the MTC. We checked Elder Busath in and took some pictures, went to an orientation for new missionaries, and then said good-bye while trying not to cry too much.My brother, "Elder Busath", will spend 3-4 weeks in the MTC where he will learn how to be an effective missionary. Then he will travel to the Boise, Idaho area where he will teach people about the Gospel of Jesus Christ for 23 months. The next time I will see him will be in two years. I'm very proud of him and I know that he will be an amazing missionary and do wonderful things that will enrich not only his life, but the lives of many who know him.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

I Eat Rust For Dinner

1. On Sunday evening, two of my friends from home put together dinner for a bunch of us girls to get together and catch up. It was SO MUCH FUN! Angela Nelson and Mari-Michelle Musselman held it at their apartment and Amanda (Bratt) Nielsen, Sabrina Nelson, Christie Clark, the Peet twins, and a girl who had served in SA came. We had a blast just sitting around talking and catching up on what everyone is up to these days. It was so good to see the girls and reunite with them again - I haven't seen most of them since high school (four and a half years ago!). We will be doing this again. So all of you SA girls living in Utah, be looking for your invitation. :)

2. I need help/advice (and I need to vent). There are a few things amiss in our apartment. The first is spiders. We have quite a few, but hey, it's a basement and the landlady said that they come out more in the fall. As long as they don't bite me in the middle of the night (which has happened once since we moved in) I can deal with spiders; they don't scare me. A few days ago Jed sprayed some industrial spray that Adam & Amanda gave us, and it seems to be working so far, so we'll see how that goes.
The second thing (and this is where the advice/counsel/help comes into place) is that when we run the dishwasher, we've recently found rust-colored liquid in the dishwasher/on our dishes at the end of the cycle. I emailed the landlady (who lives in another state) about this, knowing that it couldn't be our "old dishes rusting" because all of our stuff is new, and she said that it's most-likely the racks rusting which can pretty much only be fixed by getting a new dishwasher. She says that they don't have the money for that, but they're willing to take up to $100 off our rent for the cost of a repairman to come look at it.
Dishwashers are only a few hundred dollars, right? I don't understand why we can't just get a new dishwasher for $100-150 more than they are willing to pay for someone to come look at it? Especially if she said it was unfixable? So here we are, having to choose between washing *every single item* by hand, or possibly ingesting rust that has settled on our dishes.
Any insights? Comments? Anything?? What would you do in this situation?

Friday, September 12, 2008

Our Date

Last night Jed and I decided to use the free movie passes (at the nasty dollar theater by Costco) we had on our Starving Student cards before they expire next week. I'm in the kitchen/living room watching TV and tidying up a little bit and Jed goes in the bathroom to finally cut his hair after he's been telling me he will for like two weeks. I go in every so often to tell him how it looks in the back, etc. I realize the movie starts in half an hour, so Jed hurries to finish his hair and jumps in the shower. While he's in the shower, I throw on jean shorts and a hoodie and throw my hair up in a ponytail. He gets out of the shower, goes into our room and puts on nice clothes, sprays himself with my favorite cologne, and does his hair oh-so-handsomely. When I realized that he was getting all dolled-up to go to the cruddy dollar movies I asked him why.
His response: "I'm going on a date with you".

Long story short, I LOVE my husband!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Thankful Thursday

I am thankful for "The Office". It brings joy and laughter into our home and we have all the seasons because we love it so much. It really brings us closer together as a couple, strengthens our relationship, and solves all of our problems. :D

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Photo Catch-up

Balboa Beach - Our Labor Day trip to visit Laurel

Jed's toes - just the nails weren't covered. Weird.

The man I fell in love with...

I just love him!

I think we're cute together

This is when we stopped for a roller coaster ride on the way back.


Ward camp out.

Jed made me smile... Haha.

This is us at the butt-crack of dawn (like 9am on a Saturday)

And this is Jed "being modest". I love my husband.
This is just to prove that we do take pictures, even though we don't always plan ahead and include them in our posts. :)

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

"Letter B". I Mean, "Let It Be" ; )



Last night Jed and I went to see a Beatles tribute band. They were pretty good - they had the outfits, the accents, and the hair down perfectly. They were great mushroom-heads. The concert was at an amphitheater and we had pretty good seats, on our blankets. Amanda and Adam met up with us and I think they had a good time too.

I was surprised, and quite honestly appalled, that my husband didn't know the Beatles very well. I think he must have grown up under a rock somewhere, or maybe just in West Virginia... ;) video video

My Thoughtful Husband

Last night Jed and I went to study on campus. I didn't have a highlighter, and I figured it would be worthless to read and not highlight, because then I'd just have to go back and read everything all over again (I was all caught-up, so this wasn't a stressful decision). So today I'm talking to Jed online and I read this:


Jedediah: i just took a highlighter from work
so you can have it


Us

I stole this from Amanda McDaniel... :)

1. What is his name? Jed Bryce
2. Who eats more? He does.
3. Who said I love you first? I did. Jed was asleep. Does that count?
4. Who is taller? Jed, but not by a whole lot :)
5. Who is smarter? Jed says I am, but I think if anything we're equal.
6. Who is more sensitive? Me. But Jed isn't stone cold himself.
7. Who does the laundry? Me usually, but Jed will do it if I ask him to help me.
8. Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? Me, against the wall.
9. Who pays the bills? I like to be in charge of that, but Jed helps too
10. Who does most of the cooking? I do most of it
11. What meals do you cook together? None in particular.
12. Who is more stubborn? ME!
13. Who is the first to admit that they are wrong? Jed, usually.
14. Who has more siblings? Jed! Like twice as many as me.
15. Who wears the pants in the relationship? I have to wear a skirt to work every day... ;)
16. What do you like to do together? Watch The Office, talk, camp, live, anything - being together is always better than being apart.
17. Who eats more sweets? Jed likes salty over sweet, so that would be me.
18. What is his guilty pleasure? Call of Duty 4
19. How did you meet? One of his good friends from home (Mike) married one of my good friends from home (Kim) and they introduced us.
20. Who asked who out first? I gave Kim my number to give to him and he called me and asked me out on a double with Mike & Kim.
21. Who kissed who first? He kissed me.
22. Who proposed? I did, of course. NOT! What kind of question is this? Jed did an awesome job asking me to be his bride.
23. His best features? Eyes
24. What is his greatest quality? Patience

Monday, September 8, 2008

Weekend Update with Norm McDonald (& Ali Goodell)

This weekend Jed and I went to our ward camp out and met a few couples in our ward. It's tough being new in an established family ward where everyone knows everyone else! But Jed and I kind of did our own thing and had a good time just being with each other. One couple we sat with at breakfast in the morning volunteers at the Food & Care Coalition in downtown Provo. They needed a few extra hands that night and asked if we would be willing to help out. Of course we said yes - service is always an uplifting experience, and we figured that we could get to know people from the ward at very least.

We show up and it's us and three old couples (granted it was Saturday evening, but we were out of there by 6:00). Jed and I were assigned to get the food trays out of the window and hand them out to those sitting at the tables in the "dining room". Little did we know that there is no rhyme or reason to where people sit, therefore we have no idea who came in "next", so when we hand food to "the wrong person" we get glares and mean words shot at us. Most of the people were nice and appreciative, but there were a good number that were rude and demanding. If we do it again, I want to be one of the people putting the food on the trays, not out in the dining room.

For my Marriage Enhancement class, we have a big project due at the end of the semester where we pick from a list of things we can do to improve our marriage. One of them is 15 hours of service with your spouse. We served for two hours that night. Maybe I'll choose that as my project. Then again, maybe not...

Our friends Justin and Amanda invited us over for dinner last night. Amanda is Susy Homemaker of the Millennium! She made a fabulous dinner, complete with yummy sourdough bread it took her over a week to make! Props to Manda! :D Their new house is GREAT! I'm bordering jealousy... But you take what you can get when you're first married. And I'm ok with that for now, as long as we eventually get out of our current 'standard of living'. :)

Oh, and we got new fish. And we're cleaning out the house and chucking stuff we don't need that's in the way, so we can hopefully start having people over and entertaining. Be looking for your invitation in the mail...

Friday, September 5, 2008

I Wish I Was A Gothic Freak

...because then the fact that I just stapled my pinkie would make a little more sense, and the throbbing would actually "feel good". :(

Oh Back to School


This pretty much sums up my week. :D

I have had a great first week of school - I've made friends in both of my night classes, my professors seem really good, and I'm not feeling overwhelmed at all! Yay!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Thankful Thursday

I've only been to one class so far this semester, but I am glad to be easing back into school and I'm grateful for the opportunity I have to pursue higher education. The class I went to was New Testament (we'll be studying the Four Gospels and the life and teachings of Jesus Christ) and I am actually really excited about it!
My teacher is awesome!! He teaches 2/3 of the year at BYU-Provo and 1/3 of the year he spends teaching/excavating in Jerusalem! (Yeah, he's an archaeologist by profession and he knows Arabic and Hebrew!) He is extremely knowledgeable and has had many personal experiences in the Holy Land. He is very engaging and I can tell that I am going to learn a lot from him and his class. I'm super excited about the Bible. How often does that happen?!? :)
Anyways, I'm thankful that I have the capabilities - physically, mentally, financially, etc. - to go back to school and learn. I've missed learning in the past two years and I can't wait to start up again. :)

Excuse Me!

So I'm driving to work, having a pleasant conversation with my loving husband, when all of the sudden my windshield gets pwned by this huge spray of white liquid! What the heck?
There were three culprits:
1. The idiot who dropped the thing in the street in the first place.
2. The dork in the next lane who ran over the thing just as a was driving by.
3. The thing: A full jug of milk.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

From "The Bubble" to "The OC"

This weekend, Labor Day weekend, Jed and I drove out to SoCal to visit my sister and her family. The drive out didn't seem very long, thankfully. We left early afternoon on Friday and got there that night.
Saturday morning we went to Balboa Beach and hung out there for a few hours. (See MY SISTER'S BLOG POST for pictures) Jed LOVED playing in the waves and I had a blast myself. We (meaning my brother-in-law Nathan) built a sweet castle that lasted a few minutes, long enough to start on the moat, before Hurricane Eli fell on it. :) We had lunch at this really yummy place called BJ's on the way home - I recommend it, it was really good. That night Laurel and Nathan went to Laurel's best friend's wedding reception and Jed and I watched Eli (and got some In N Out, of course!).
We went to church on Sunday and found out about Proposition 8 and how we can help support it (go to www.protectmarriage.com). It was really interesting to hear that the Church is asking people to volunteer as poll workers and other things. We are not involved in anything like this in Utah, nor do I think we ever will be... :)
After church, we met up with Nathan's dad and went to see Laurel & Nathan's top 3 picks for the new house they're planning on buying. California architecture is different from Texas, Ohio, and Utah homes. All the houses we saw were pretty different, but similar at the same time. I'm really excited for L & N and I hope they can get into the one they like the most, but if not, the two other choices are great too! This was our one-month anniversary, so Jed and I celebrated by looking at houses we can't afford in an area we don't live in. Haha. No, it was a fun day. :) That night, we played Settlers of Catan and had a Hold Em tournament. Jed and I lost to L & N, but it was still really fun for us.
The next morning (Monday) we pretty much got up and left. We had to hit the road early enough because it was a long drive and we added an extra hour with the time change. The drive home wasn't bad - there wasn't very much traffic going our way, but going the opposite direction (Vegas back to Cali) was packed. Jed had to make a stop at this roller coaster we saw just outside of Vegas called the Desperado.

It was pretty cheap (only $8 per person) and the drop (the one on the left, going straight down a million stories) was *insane*! The coaster would have been a lot better, however, if it wasn't so jerky and it didn't pull you around. That kind of hurt...but it was fun regardless and worth the stop. In Vegas, we stopped at this fast food restaurant which I was surprised Jed had never been to before, but he loved it. Do we have one in Provo? I don't even know. We were going to go to In N Out, but we couldn't find any on the GPS and we had had it in Cali and there's a place just like it in Orem that we go to. So it wasn't a huge disappointment.

Anyways, we got back safe and sound and refreshed. School started for BYU today, but neither of us have classes on Tuesdays, so we don't have to worry about that yet, which is nice. Tomorrow, it begins. Wish us luck. We'll post pictures from the trip as soon as we can.

New Phones, Now New Numbers

We have officially changed phone numbers. And I am, once again, having to bow to the fact that I live in Utah...blah. First with the license plates and registration for my car, then with the whole getting-married-here thing, then getting my new driver's license here, now with a Utah number. The more I'm having to trade in my Texas things for Utah things, the faster I want out.
Anyways, our new numbers are both 801: 319-3374 for me, and 361-1475 for Jed. Jed's old plan is up, my old plan is good until December, so I'll be checking my old phone every once in a while, but for the most part I'll be using the new one. :)