Friday, August 26, 2011

Hey you! Yes, YOU!

Alright here's the deal. Every time I post a new post that little page-viewer-counter-thing goes up a couple hundred hits; HOWEVER, I only ever have 1 or 2 people that leave comments. I'm fine with this but I would like to know who's out there! Who are you? Do I know you? It doesn't matter if you know me in person or not but I'm curious about who reads my blog. I understand not everyone has time to comment on every post... hell, I follow over 200 blogs (thank you Google Reader!) and there is no way I comment on all of them so that's not the problem. Well, there is no problem. I'm just curious. Who is out there? Do you have a blog too? Can I read it?!

Roll call!

P.S. I'm thinking about going private BUT if to many people read my blog then I won't because I know what a pain it is to "invite" everyone.

Friday, August 19, 2011

The big 26!

I had a crazy birthday. I started off at work in Tooele monitoring out on the pipeline.

The crew was excavating in an archaeological site (which is why I had to be there) that happened to be in a chemical dump site. The entire area smelled so bad and we were concerned about Arsenic and Lead poisoning.

I told the crew it was my birthday and I asked them to work as fast (and safe) as possible so that I could go home and be in Cedar for my birthday. The crew finished digging by noon and I was told to go home. Yes! I was so excited to get out of Tooele! I started the long drive home when I got a call from the pipeliners in Mesquite (on the far end of the 400 miles long pipeline). I was informed that I was need out on the line the next day. This was a bitter-sweet deal. As a result I ended up driving from Tooele to Mesquite in one day BUT Josh was working in Mesquite so I got to spend my birthday with him!

I never told Josh what I wanted for my birthday so I was really anxious to see what he got me. It turns out this guy really does listen when I'm talking to him! : )

He got me a Kindle and an old school CA Angels hat!

I had mentioned that I was sick of carrying around all my books (moving is hard when half of your boxes are filled with old books) and he interpreted this to mean that I needed a Kindle. I had never even thought about getting a Kindle but I'm glad he got it for me. I love it. I've already downloaded 26 of the classics and they were all FREE!
And one night we were watching Major League (the movie) and one of the players is wearing an old Angels hat. I mentioned that I would love one of those hats but then never said a word about it again (keep in mind that was months ago). I can't believe he remembered!

I was pleasantly surprised by both my presents.

[Side note: Josh also ordered me and Angels cover for my Kindle and Lord of the Rings in Blu-Ray but they both got lost in the mail... bummer! I'll get them eventually]

After I opened my presents, Josh and I went and got sushi from our favorite place in town.

Over all it was a great day!

I also got a Lakers purse from my parents, a Nightmare Before Christmas scarf from Katey, and a Lush gift card from Ryan and Missy. Thanks everyone!

Too cute huh?! I get tons of compliments!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

A baby!

Don't you hate it when you write an awesome post and then forget to publish it?! I did that! Oops!

This post is from the beginning of July...

After a long wait, I finally got to meet Josh's son!

He has the chubbiest cheeks and the most beautiful eyes!

I love this kid!

*Pictures taken on Josh's iPhone

Friday, August 12, 2011

Ruby Jane

My friend Ani lost her sweet baby girl last night to a rare disease. They have been praying for a liver to save Ruby's life but it didn't come fast enough. This little girl is now in a better place. Her life was short but I know she touched many lives. Please go here to read her story.

Moral of the story: Please be an organ donor.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Change... and a lot of it!

No really...

Josh and I have the same strange habit: we don't spend our change. Instead we throw it in a change jar or bowl or whatever and let it pile up for a while (I think mine's going on a year!).

Josh has been working in Mesquite over the last few weeks and I've been bored. So to pass time while he is gone I decided to do a little project: count our coins.

[Disclaimer: I know I can just take our change to the grocery store and pour it in one of those machines BUT they end up taking 20% of your money just because the machine counted it! If you roll your own coins the bank will exchange the money for you for no fee!]

The results:
After three days of separating, counting, and rolling (keep in mind I still went to work), we ended up with $295.50!

Yep! That's right! All in coins!

200 bucks just in quarters!

All I need is 4 quarters and I'll have another roll of $10! That's $305.50 total!

We're going to go out to a nice steak dinner to celebrate. An no, we will not be paying in coins!
: )

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Hoover Dam Visit

I went down to Mesquite for a few days to visit Josh while he was working. Luckily, the pipeline was moving slowly and Josh didn't have to work for a couple days. We took advantage of the time off (you tend to do this when you work 6 days a week and 12 hour days) and decided to make a quick trip to the Hoover Dam.

[The Mike O'Callaghan - Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge]

[Hoover Dam]

Is it strange that I just kept thinking about Transformers the entire time I was there? Where was Megatron?!

After a few hours of hiking around in the 105 degree heat, we started to make our way back to Mesquite. But knowing what I know about Josh and his love of spicy foods (he puts ghost chili pepper powder on EVERYTHING), I decided to take him to Buffalo Wild Wings before we left the Las Vegas area.

Buffalo Wild Wings is known for their amazing wings with their vast choice of sauces (something for everyone). I got the Honey BBQ boneless wings, while Josh went straight for the Blazin' (on the far right).

After a few bites Josh's lips were turning bright red and his eyes were watering. He was LOVING it though! The guy is outta control!