Thursday, September 30, 2010

Thankful Thursday

I am thankful for my new job.
I am thankful for the sweet baby girl I get to care for.
I am thankful that I finally got my license.
I am thankful for the alone time I have every day.
I am thankful that I get to choose what I do each day.
I am thankful to Alyssa Paul for the 101 in 1001 idea - getting my "to-do" list in writing will help a lot.
I am thankful for Jed pushing me to work out when I don't want to.
I am thankful.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Five Facts

1. I have been through 2 DUI checkpoints, one in Kansas and one in Ohio.
2. I am not good at video games. At arcades, I play the game where the machine pushes the quarters off the edge.
3. I almost always order chicken enchiladas at Mexican restaurants.
4. I hate parades. I think they're pointless and a huge waste of money.
5. The older I get, the less I care what my driver's license picture looks like - this morning I didn't even shower before I went to the DMV. : /

Monday, September 27, 2010

101 in 1001

I got this idea from Alyssa Paul. The goal is to do 101 things in 1001 days' time.
1001 days from now will be Monday, June 24, 2013. I'm not so concerned about the date as I am just getting through this "bucket list".

1. Make a wreath for my front door
2. Go to the Texas State Fair
3. Eat a meal from a food truck
4. Go to the symphony
5. Go 1 week without watching TV
6. Finally buy wedding pictures...
7. Hang wedding pictures
8. Cook a turkey
9. Go to The Sixth Floor Museum
10. Finish my T-shirt quilt I started 2 years ago
11. Go to the Ft. Worth Zoo
12. Lose 20 pounds
13. Lose 20 more pounds
14. Go snorkeling again
15. Catch up on 30 Rock
16. Eat vegetarian for a week
17. Go to a Rangers game
18. Do a ropes course
19. Write in my journal every day for 1 month
20. Go rock climbing again
21. Go back to school
22. Take a picture each day for 3 months
23. Ride a train
24. Bear my testimony in church
25. Get my picture taken by a professional (good thing I know some great ones)
26. Get our family photo taken by a professional
27. Swim 10 continuous laps
28. Get a dog
29. Visit NASA
30. Family prayer and scripture study every day for 1 month
31. Visit San Antonio during Fiesta
32. Join a choir
33. Make a sourdough starter
34. Go white water rafting again
35. Pick up the violin again
36. Go to a rodeo
37. Buy cowboy boots or hats
38. Get in the car and drive 2 hours in one direction with the windows down and the radio blasting
39. Visit all great-grandparents' grave sites
40. Go to the Dallas Temple
41. Take Jed to a jazz bar
42. Fly a kite
43. Go to a haunted house with Jed
44. Complete Couch to 5K Challenge
45. Do a 5K
46. Get my palm read or fortune told
47. Go on another cruise with Jed
48. Help build a Habitat for Humanity house
49. Make Mom's cinnamon rolls
50. Make Theresa's cinnamon rolls
51. Go to Schlitterbahn with Jed
52. Buy a homeless person lunch
53. Have a baby
54. Go to Las Vegas
55. Pay off Jed's car
56. Go fishing with Jed
57. Be 100% debt-free
58. Ride horses
59. Go to a Cowboys game
60. Dance to a vinyl record
61. Take a cooking class
62. Get an SLR camera
63. Skydive
64. Visit Gettysburg
65. Make out in the rain
66. Go to Six Flags
67. File my own taxes without calling Daddy
68. Make a hole-in-one
69. Take a hot-air balloon ride
70. Change my own oil
71. Go to NYC with Jed
72. Take an art class
73. Jump around in a mosh pit again
74. Visit a concentration camp
75. Deep clean my bathroom
76. Visit Laurel in California
77. Ride a motorcycle
78. Get a TX driver's license again
79. Go one week without carbs
80. Dance barefoot
81. Get all dressed up and go to a fancy dinner
82. Get on a bike again
83. Buy myself flowers for no reason
84. Go camping in Texas with Jed
85. Go camping on the beach
86. Go to the beach with Jed
87. Donate blood again
88. Spend a night with the lights off, watching a lightning storm
89. Go to the Grand Canyon with Jed
90. Have a meaningful conversation with a beggar
91. Paint pottery with Jed
92. Join a bowling league
93. Watch a movie at a drive-in
94. Grow and eat my own vegetables
95. Sing karaoke again
96. Take the Riverwalk boat tour
97. Don't eat out for 1 month
98. Go to the batting cages with Jed
99. Donate plasma
100. Eat fried green tomatoes
101. Do 1 correct push-up

Friday, September 24, 2010


When I was young, my section in the family Christmas letter was always riddled with silly things that I had done over the past year. Things like eating gum off of the sidewalk, telling my teacher that one of our family rules was "we do not drink out of the toilet" (we didn't even have a dog), hiding from my babysitter and yelling at her that she wasn't my mom, burning my hair because I wanted a haircut, getting my finger stuck in a small hole in the oven door, etc. These funny events in my little life were called "Ali-Haps".

Last night I was told about an Ali-Hap that I don't even remember from a lady who used to be in our ward. I'm sure she won't mind if I copy and paste part of the email she sent me:
"...I thought to myself, I know [E. Busath], and [L. Busath], but I don't really remember Ali Busath...then I did remember something about you [...] Were you about 5 when you moved to San Antonio? Well, anyway, this is what I remember...shortly after your family moved to Tx I received a phone call--it was you inviting my family to your birthday party--which was several months away. You had gotten the ward list, gone upstairs with the phone, and started calling people on the ward list and inviting them to your party! Your mom was mortified--but she had to think it was funny, too!"

Classic Ali. I was a crazy, independent, silly, and impulsive. I always kept my mom on her toes. And now I'll probably have three kids just like me. Heaven help me! ; )

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Thankful Thursday

I am thankful that we got to go to Emily's house for dinner on Sunday.
I am thankful that we were able to go out to dinner with the Lackeys on Monday.
I am thankful for new friends - "I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship".
I am thankful that Jed gets home from work so early every day.
I am thankful that our disposal is fixed.
I am thankful that I got to meet my Little Sister on Tuesday - she is sweet.
I am thankful that Jed does nice things for me.
I am thankful.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

I Am Inspired

After watching this video and crying by myself on the couch, I couldn't pass up the opportunity to share. This is such an inspiring man and, although I don't know him personally, I am so proud of him and happy for him. Enjoy.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Thankful Thursday

I am thankful for the possibility of a job nannying for the 6-week old baby girl of a lady at church.
I am thankful for good friends, however far away they may be.
I am thankful for our new phones - they are so sweet!
I am thankful that we are starting to feel like a part of society/our community now.
I am thankful for the power of prayer.
I am thankful.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Thankful Thursday

I am thankful that my sister called my today and we got to talk for a while.
I am thankful for insurance and our upcoming dental visits (even though I dread it).
I am thankful for air conditioning.
I am thankful for the rain that we've had this week.
I am thankful that we made some new friends this last weekend.
I am thankful that we got to have the missionaries over for dinner on Sunday (one of them looks exactly like Jason Bateman). [Oh my gosh! I just found out that Jason Bateman and I have the same birthday!]
I am thankful.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Jed's Phone Evolution

Well, Ali had such a great idea that I decided to copy it. Here goes......

In 2001 I got the Motorola V120C with US Cellular. It was the smallest cell phone I had ever seen up to that point so I wanted it. The crappy thing was was that in 2001 I was the only kid in high school who had a phone so it didn't get a lot of use. It sat in a corner for 8 months until I went on my mission.

On my mission the DL's got to use these beauties, the Nokia 3285. It was a downgrade from my last phone but I got REALLY good at that snake game where you eat the dots.

In 2005 I got a Sony Ericsson T610 with T-Mobile. I learned how to make my own ringtones with this one. Sony Ericsson was one of the only phone manufacturers that had the ability to use any MP3 as a ringtone at the time. Most other phones used polyphonic ringtones or you had to buy them from the store.

In 2006 I signed up with ATT to get those roll over minutes. It turns out I still haven't used any of them in my 4 years that I have been with ATT. I picked another Sony Ericsson, and my first and only flip phone: the Z520a. My boss also has this phone.

In 2007 my friend Jerr sold me his Samsung Blackjack, my first smartphone. I still have it and use it as a backup phone. I liked this one because I uploaded a nintendo emulator. This was a really powerful phone and I still like it better than my current phone...

which is another Sony Ericsson. The W580i Walkman phone. I like it a lot but its no smartphone. Well the screen has cracked in two different places so that means it is time for a new phone.

My new phone will be the Droid X! It comes in two weeks and I cant wait. We decided to get this phone because of the awesome camera on it (8 MP and two flashes) and the display is amazing. Also, it is on Verizon's network so the third party apps aren't restricted like they are with ATT. So yea its gonna be sweet.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Friday Foto Fix - Phone Evolution Ed.

This is the first cell phone that I had ever seen in real life/used. And I thought that it was the coolest thing ever.
[Nokia 5110]

In college, I got this sweet thing. Best phone I've ever had, present phone included, because it was so fast and easy to text.
[Nokia 6810]

Then I got something like this. Didn't really care about it because it sucked when compared to my old phone (but I wore that old phone down and it broke).
[Have no idea. Couldn't care less.]

Then I got this little number. Thought it was awesome when I bought it, but it wasn't as user-friendly as I thought and it weighs as much as a premature child.
[AT&T Tilt by HTC]

Moving on...
This beauty will soon be mine. Wipe up that drool - I know, it's awesome! Can't wait!!
[Motorola Droid X]

I've been a loyal AT&T/Nokia customer for a while now, but if I stayed with AT&T I would have gotten the iPhone. I wouldn't have minded so much, except Apple is a selfish, profit-seeking (Heaven forbid!) company and they don't allow 3rd-party apps. (Jail-breaking is just too much effort.)

And since I'm all about cheaper/free-er apps, we're going with Verizon/Motorola!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Thankful Thursday

I am thankful that we got our new love seat this weekend - last one in the whole DFW area!
I am thankful that we got to try Good 2 Go Taco this weekend.
I am thankful that we were able to hang out with Emily and the kids this weekend.
I am thankful for my new calling (I think): Relief Society Secretary.
I am thankful that I was able to spend a few hours at the food bank on Tuesday.
I am thankful that I didn't have to go back to school this week.
I am thankful that Jed was able to fix the Wii after a power surge this week.
I am thankful.