Monday, October 29

It's been just over 2 weeks since I last posted anything about my life. Several things have happened, but I won't bore y'all with all the details....

Let's just say that another cool moment I have experienced with my job was meeting and interpreting for some political figures. I was able to interpret for Utah's Senator, Mr. Orrin Hatch, and also meet Karen Hughes. I showed up for that appointment completely and blissfully unaware of exactly who and for what I was going to be interpreting. So it was a totally awesome experience.

My continued love affair with the Harry Potter books has come to a screeching and anxious halt. I have read the entire series over the last month, except for the 7th and final book, due to the fact that it is still in hard cover only, and you have to pay an arm and a leg if you want to read it and own it at the same time. I bought the first 6 books from Walmart, making it no big deal to purchase them. Given the fact that I purchased the first 5 for the same price as the hardcover 7th book, this is the obvious reason why I am anxiously awaiting for the last one to come out in paper back. (We'll see how long this lasts, given that I am not the most patient person)

For the last several weeks, my husband and I haven't seen a lot of one another due to work and crazy busy schedules. So this last weekend was totally ours for the enjoying. We just spent the entire weekend together, had fun, and relaxed. On Saturday we went down to the Salt Lake City Hogle Zoo, because we wanted to see the "Ghost of the Bayou" exhibit. It is a rare white alligator that seems to be a "traveling" exhibit, and was here most of the summer, and will be leaving in the coming weeks. It was pretty cool to see it. We took some pics, which I will either post on my facebook page or here, I am just not sure yet! The inside of the exhibit was really humid (reminded me of my beloved Texas) and it had a lot of plants that you see when you visit a place like Brazos Bend State Park in Houston, and it made me seriously homesick.

Speaking of homesick, it has yet again been another long time since I have been back, and after I explain a new development, those visits will probably become few and far between!

A few weeks ago, I got a call from my parents saying that they were looking for a job in Denver, Colorado. My dad has been with a certain company for a while now, but feels it is time he and my mom return back to their beloved state of Colorado, (or somewhere closer to the mountains and their kids) and so my dad sent out his resume, and landed an interview with a company in Denver. They haven't given real go ahead with everything, but it looks like the chances are pretty good they will be moving soon in the next 3 to 4 months, possibly even sooner if need be. This comes with both excitement at having them closer but also at a loss for words when it comes to facing the reality that they won't live in the house that I grew up in anymore. I mean nothing is set in stone just yet, but my heart breaks a little just thinking about it. But in the end it would be so much better to have them closer in order to see them more than once a year. They would just be a few more hours away than we are from Brandon's parents in Idaho. So we will see, and I will keep y'all posted (for those of you who really care that is) and we will see that pans out from all this.

Other than that, nothing is really new with us. We are having Brandon's parents come visit for a week or so, staying up in Eden, UT, which is gorgeous by the way, but it will be good to see them!

Love to you all!


Saturday, October 13

You Are Smores

Unusual and unconventional, you make your strange ways work for you.
You've got personality - no one's denying that!

Monday, October 8

Harry Potter Procrastinator!

The last 2 weeks have been the beginning of my love affair with the Harry Potter books. I am way too many years behind in this international phenomena, but hey better late than never! I just thought that I would pick up the 1st book while walking through Wal-mart one day, and decided to read it. I fell in love! I am now in the middle of the 4th book, and loving every minute! It's not a book easily put down.

Hmm.... let's see. A week and a half ago, my friend Angie and I met in downtown SLC in order to participate in the "Step Out for Diabetes" walk. It was something I had been looking forward to, and haha, of course the morning of, it was rainy and FREEZING! We got to the "this is the place heritage park" and immediately after we got out of Angie's car, the wind picked up and it started sprinkling! The first thought in my head was, "I am paying $15 for this??"

We went ahead and registered, got the free t-shirt, and got breakfast which was a cold white bread bagel with cream cheese on it. I couldn't help but think of all the carbs they were giving out at a Diabetes walk! You would think that the organizers for a diabetes event would have been a little smarter not to only have pure sugar drinks and white bread for breakfast! I just grabbed my usual bottled water!

The rain steadily got worse, as did the wind and I thought I would freeze clear to the bone! We ran and got in Angie's car to thaw out as much as possible before the actual walk began, and it felt wonderful! We joked that if we didn't participate in the walk, then that would have been a $15 dollar bagel, so we decided to tough it out. When all was said and done, it was a cool experience! I really enjoyed it because we were able to get free stuff at the end of the walk, as well as a free admission to the Hogle Zoo!

Lately it has come of interest to Brandon and I to start looking at homes in the Ogden area. We have had to be careful about some of the addresses we look at, because we wouldn't want to buy a home in areas of Ogden that help give it the nickname as the "ARMPIT" of Utah. We just want to get a feel for the pricing of the homes in our area, which happens to be a much nicer part of the Ogden area. (The entire city is not a dump, as many in the Utah population seem to think) We have been renting for just over 3 years now, and we are just sick of having our hard earned money being used to fatten someone else's wallet. So if we find our dream for a starter house, we will keep you all posted. But like I said, when it comes right down to it, we haven't made the etched in stone decision.

Well this was definitely one of those longer episodes of dopfdetails, but hey these posts open the window of our lives so you all can be somewhat involved!

Love to all y'all!