Sunday, September 18, 2011

Update on Us

I wanted to blog about a few things, and I know I really should get back to our Ecuador trip, before I forget all the details, but in the mean time I'm falling behind on blogging all of the other things going on in life.

So-- just a few quick updates:

We got a new(ish) washer and dryer!  Yesssss... As you may remember, we had bought beautiful, brand new ones, just over a year ago.  Well, long {and sad} story short, when we moved into our new house, we needed electric ones, and we had just bought gas ones.  So we ended up selling those to a good home and had been keeping our eyes out for a good deal.  Well we found one!  We got this set for $150... TOTAL.  And they work perfectly, which, obviously makes them even better {than, I don't know, if they hadn't worked..}
Nathan helping me show off the washer and dryer.

Nathan not loving that the dryer was on while I had him pose for a picture. 
Anyway, so that was exciting, because going to laundromats when it was 110 degrees outside was getting old real fast.

We celebrated our 4th anniversary! {Well, not really.  We have been married for four years; we haven't celebrated yet.} On our anniversary, I was in CA for a friend's wedding-- and because of the distance she was traveling, the only day to do her endowment at the temple, her bridal shower, and bachelorette party-- was on our anniversary.  We decided that it was okay for me to go, because we're planning on having lots and lots of anniversaries in the future.  But not to worry-- we're planning a nice, relaxing anniversary weekend to celebrate four wonderful years... The theme of our anniversary this year: Four is just the beginning of four-ever! :)

Also, Freddy's started training at Wells Fargo-- he's going to be a personal banker {and my guess is a pretty good one, too!}.  But before he can get to work, he has a month long training, so he's been enjoying that.  He'll be working at the busiest branch in the whole state {literally}, so hopefully that training really prepares him well!

We've both started a new semester with BYU-Idaho.  This is Freddy's first semester with BYU-I online, and so far he's enjoying it.  But now he totally understands my Tide Cycle of Stress, I like to call it.  Monday I'm like, Okay, lots to do, but I've got a whole week.  Tuesday, I'm like, Wow, okay, more time consuming than I realized, I've really got to get things done here.  Wednesday, Holy cow!  How am I ever going to get all this done?! Thursday, I HAVE TO DROP THIS CLASS.  THERE IS NO WAY I CAN EVER FINISH ALL OF THIS.  Friday (as I turn more and more things in), Okay, I'm most the way done, but I still have a lot to do... And Saturday, once everything is all done and turned in, Huh. That wasn't so bad. I made it through... One week down!  Woohoo!!  :) Essentially that's my weekly Tide Cycle of Stress.  I'm a wreck on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, but come Saturday and Sunday-- I'm totally fine again. 
Anyway, we're enjoying classes, and one week down.  Only twelve to go.  

Tomorrow both Freddy and I are teaching classes-- his normal Sunday School lesson for the 14-15 year olds, and I get to teach the YW lesson tomorrow. :)  We both really enjoy teaching, and it works out perfectly that we're busy during opposite hours of church, that way the other person can be the back up if Nathan's not enjoying nursery as much as we'd like him to.

Anyway, time for me to get to bed.  And thanks, Em, for motivating me to blog right now

And, shout out to the new Blogger dashboard. I love it!