Jenafer and I went on a cruise that went to Ensenada to celebrate our 3rd anniversary. More on that later. I have a funny story to share. On the last night of the cruise, after dinner, I went to the customer service desk to get an early disembarkation tag. I observed a couple in front of me getting a free deck of playing cards (each) from the customer service rep. I talked to them by the elevator and found out that all they did to get them was to ask. So I went back to our cabin without delay to get Jen so we could get our two decks. I told her the good news and we headed up.
We were waiting in line and Jen started to sway. I asked if she was feeling the movement of the boat and she said as she slurred slightly, "No, I took and Ambien 5 minutes before you got to the cabin." After Jen takes Ambien its about 10 minutes until lights out.
After waiting in line for about 10 minutes, we got our cards and headed back to the cabin. The slurring of words and the unsure footing continued to get worse. We made it to the elevator bank and waited for the elevator. The doors opened and to our bad luck 4 adults stood there and I had to guide my nearly asleep wife into the elevator. She looked like we just came from the bar. We walked in and Jen stumbled into one of the guys and then into the back wall. Once she was leaning against the back wall, she was swaying back and forth. The guy she bumped into said, with a laugh, "You know if you lean against the corner, you will have two walls to lean against." So she moved into the corner and said, "You may think, I am drrrrrunk, but I'm not. I had an Ambien." Everyone in the elevator laughed. The doors opened and we started to get out. As we did so, one of the guys said, "Yeah, an Ambien and a bottle of wine."
I asked Jen the next day if she remembered getting cards the previous night and she had no recollection after leaving the room. Good times.
Finally a new post! I know, I know, we lag. But the important thing is we're back. We hope to be more regular bloggers and not let school completely take over our lives. We are living in Washington, Utah which is right outside of St. George both enrolled full-time at Dixie State College. We love it. We are so happy here. Although we miss lots of things about Vegas i.e. restaurants whenever we want, Maury Sue, some people in our old ward, being closer to my Mom, etc. We know we are where we need to be right now. One thing we are excited about at this time of year, PAJAMA SUNDAY! That's right, it's General Conference this weekend. A time to listen to prophets speak to us and guide us in these times. I had a conversation with a friend who happened to be a member of the Jehovah's Witness church. She was particularly funny and told me, "Ya know Anderson, I've been thinking. And I think the Mormons have got something on the Jehovah's Witness' Watching church at home twice a year in your clothes of choice! Why haven't we thought of that yet?" I laughed and laughed and then told her a little about why we do it and who speaks, then I told her how wonderful it all really is, pajamas aside. I am excited and filled with love at the thought of listening to the Prophet speak to us this weekend. I love the traditions that were instilled in me from a young age to be excited to watch General Conference. To make traditions in my new young family like being surrounded by good food, friends, family and the Spirit. I have been preparing and I am excited to find out what will be said this weekend. Come listen to a Prophets voice...
So Saturday morning comes and Jenafer wakes me up with a nice "Good morning" and a kiss and told me to not worry about getting up, that I could sleep in for awhile. What a good wife she is. So she decides to take the dogs for a walk and feed them, so I wouldn't have to do it. So at 6:45 she takes the hounds out and walked them around the complex.
She got up near the swimming pool she ran into a dog, no leash, no owner. Luke, our little Beagle made as if to play with it and it took it as a personal attack and began to attack our dogs. Jen was screaming at the dog to stop and listened to the advice I had given her so long ago, to not get physically involved if there is a dog fight, so to not hurt herself in the process. The dog had Luke down by his throat, so Jen took Bo's collar off so he could or would run home, which he dd not, he just stood there barking at his brother's attacker. Finally 2 guys showed up with sticks and started to beat the dog and yell at it, but he was relentlessly on Luke's neck until our hero showed up...wearing tighty whities and a blanket wrapped around himself. Serious. He did NOT however look like this...(Jen chose this picture, not me)
He was wearing tighty-whities and had a blanket wrapped around himself. Jen knew he had the said underwear on , so I'm guessing he forgot his snuggy and grabbed what he could quickly. He started in on the dog as well and with the lob of a very large rock the stray ran away.
Before help arrived in the form of a caped crusader, the flexi leashes got wrapped around Jen's legs and arm and she fell to the ground and wound up with this nasty injury.
We love to cook, bake and entertain. Being that we are in a condo leaves us a serious lack of space for all the lovely things we use to entertain. We have been in serious need of more counter space, and more cabinets to make our kitchen and dining area larger. Here are the "before" pictures:
And here are the much anticipated "after" pictures as well as the added cabinet in our Master Bathroom. We needed extra space in there as well. We now have a ton of room to put all of our towels, toiletpaper, hair goods and make up! In the kitchen we will add butcherblock countertops on Thursday just in time for the Pampered Chef party. Special thanks go to John Terry in our ward who helped us so much with all of our cabinet dreams. We now have a spot for our cookbook collection, kitchen gadgets, cleaning supplies, trash can, recycleables, and room for more! Now we just need to sell our Ikea buffet that has served us well the last 2 1/2 years. Craigslist here we come!