Saturday, November 28, 2009

For the Love of Reading

Lincoln brought to my attention today that I seem to be always reading something. So I thought about it and listed the books that I currently am reading out of...
  • Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing--for intro to lit class
  • Jeannette Walls's The Glass Castle
  • Tony Hillerman's Skeleton Man
  • Western Wind--poetry for Intro to Lit class
  • Statistical Techniques in business and economics--for Stats class
  • Macroeconomics--for Macro class
  • News papers and articles about Parking at Universities--for Business Writing class

The range of books is definitely due to school.

The second and third books are entertainment books not required for school. The Glass Castle I got from a friend that was reading it at work so I asked her if I could read it after she was done. The back of the book says,

It is a remarkable memoir of resilience and redemption, and a revelatory look into a family at once deeply dysfunctional and uniquely vibrant. When sober, Jeannette's brilliant and charismatic father captured his children's imagination, teaching them physics, geology, and how to embrace life fearlessly. But when he drank, he was dishonest and destructive. Her mother was a free spirit who abhorred the idea of domesticity and didn't want the responsibility of raising a family. The Walls children learned to take care of themselves. They fed, clothed, and protected one another, and eventually found their way to New York. Their parents followed them, choosing to be homeless even as their children prospered.

The back of Skeleton Man says,

Former Navajo Tribal Police Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn is coming out of retirement to help exonerate a slow, simple kid accused of robbing a trading post. Billy Tuve claims he received the diamond he tried to pawn from a mysterious old man in the canyon, and his story has attracted the dangerous attention of strangers to the Navajo lands--one more interested in a severed limb than in the fortune it was handcuffed to; another willing to murder to keep lost secrets hidden. But nature herself may prove the deadliest adversary, as Leaphorn and Sergeant Jim Chee follow a puzzle--and a killer--down into the dark realm of Skeleton Man.

I really like both of these books and have read a Tony Hillerman book before. He is a very entertaining writing in the criminal investigation along with Native American writing. Shakespeare is very interesting but definitely rewarding to read. He really has a way with his words--you know what I mean if you have read his literature before. Then there is poetry for Lit class; I'm struggling with actually enjoying it but I think my understanding of it is slowing coming to.

The next books are not so entertaining but are very interesting :) Stats is enjoyable to me because it has to do with a lot of math--which I like. Macroeconomics is not my favorite but has to be learned. And I have a paper due on Parking Permits at Universities so I'm reading about that.

My mom has been reading a lot also. I hope to read the books she has read when I have my summer break from school. I never read very often in my earlier years but I am really enjoying it lately. Give it a try! :) and if you have any suggestions on books you have read or are reading, I would love to hear about them.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Disneyland Trip '09

We just got back from Disneyland. It was a lot of fun. It's easier just to post our pictures instead of trying to describe the whole trip :) This year our crew was Dick, Becky, Dewey, Kyler, Tag, Dacin, Lincoln, and I.

I took the first two pictures at TommorrowLand in the Future House. It's a place where they have the latest in technology and inventions. The first level is a depiction of a house that has a lot of neat technology--flat screen control panel for your house to control temperature, lighting, music, etc. for each individual room and also other neat things throughout the house. The second level is just games---x-box games, interactive games (a projection of the screen on the floor is the actual game), and kiosks with information on upcoming new technology. We also went to a show about ASIMO the most advanced humanoid robot created by honda. This robot was really neat. It can go up and down stairs, balance on one foot, and actually run! (while running the robot has both feet off the ground!)
Your never to old to enjoy a good video game! :) Look at Dick and Becky go One of the rides we went on was a canoe. Everyone in the boat had to paddle to get it to go instead of just riding it. It was really fun. Becky kept looking around at stuff while we went around the river and couldn't continue paddling. She can't paddle and look at the same time. It was really funny.
Here is our crew right before getting on Splash Mountain. (LtoR) Dewey, Dacin, Kyler, Tag, Me, Becky, and Lincoln.
Lincoln and his mommy :) They couldn't get a perfect picture so we had to keep taking them over and over. One would close their eyes or the other wouldn't be looking. Crazy people. But we finally got a good one. cheeeeese....
The boys....what an adventure with these ones :)
Dick and Becky.
Ooh! Husband and Wife of 1 year
I bought these running shoes awhile back and Becky went and got her some too, so we both wore ours to disneyland. Thanks goodness for good shoes when walking all day.
This picture was taken on the teacups. The platform your cup is on spins and you can also spin your individual cup. With lincoln in with us, we definitely were way dizzy when we were done.
It was dark when I took this picture. At Califonia Adventures they do a fun parade with different floats with the characters from different movies. This one is UP...You can see Doug, the dog, on the back of this float. That show is so super cute!
This picture was taken late. Becky and I chuckled a little---
Award Wieners, best wieners in a supporting bun.
They were actually pretty yummy. Funny sign...:)
This is the backside of Goofy...
The boys on the streets of California Adventures. This was right before we went on the Ferriswheel. Dewey was super scared...we aren't sure why. He rode with Dick and Becky and the rest of us went in a different bucket. The buckets are like cages and you can swing them around while the ferriswheel goes around. It was actually really scary to ride with the boys, because they made it rock a lot!
The next few pictures are from ToonTown...a cute little cartoon depiction of Mickey and Minnie's neighborhood. I really like taking pictures here.

Dick fixing the flat tire...
My favorite ride of all...Toy Story! This is us with our 3d glasses on, ready for the game. Tag won the first game and I won the second out of our group of people.

These are the pictures from our camera. When Becky gets me their pics I will probably post a few more. Oh, we just love Disneyland!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Anniversary Gift

Last night Lincoln surprised me with an early anniversary gift. I knew he was heading to Walmart before he came home and when he got home he had a little bag of stuff for me. I didn't think anything of it because he usually brings me a little somethin-somethin back.

I'm looking through the bag and pull out a pair of gloves...he knows my hands are always cold, sometimes he even makes me put gloves on before we cuddle ha ha, I think he does it to make fun of me...then I pulled out two dvds--if any of you know me well you know I love disney movies and the like--the dvds were Ice Age III and UP!...then at the bottom of the bag is a card? I wasn't sure what this was. He had come from Delta so I'm thinking maybe an anniversary card from his parents of grandma. Nope, It was a card from my loving husband! Wow he is so sweet!

He handwrote a little letter to me about how he couldn't wait four days to tell me that the last year of his life has been his best and he can't wait to grow old with me. Yes, that definitely was a tear jerker. He took the time to look through cards, reading a few to get just the right one! I have guys come into albertsons to get their wives a gift, usually on the holidays, and for a man to actually take the time to let their wives know how they feel is just amazing! (you all know what I'm saying :) I could tell this letter and gifts were from his heart and that he really took the time to figure out what exactly he wanted to tell me. Thanks so much Lincoln for being such an amazing husband! I definitely want to grow old with you!

Here is a sneak peak into my letter for my hubby...

I looked up on the internet the traditional gifts for the 1st anniversary and it said paper...which I'm assuming means letter/card. So I got this really cute card. Since we are to spend it in disneyland I went with the disney theme. It says, "Know what I love about you?...Simply EVERYTHING! Happy Anniversary". I bought it a few months ago while shopping with my mom. And he wants an xbox game that doesn't come out till next week so I will get that for him then. His gift is early...mine is late. Ha ha (for those who make cards...yes I didn't make my anniversary card. How dare I! but I just thought this one was so cute)

Thanks for reading this blog. I tried not to make it mushy but it is our life right now! :)

Happily in Love

Monday, November 9, 2009

The Happiest Place on Earth

...(long drive)
Yes, three more days till Disneyland. I posted a few pictures from our past trips...Looking through them gets me so excited :) Vacaction is so nice but vacaction in the happiest place on earth, priceless. Our crew consists of Becky, Dick, Dewey, Tag, Dacin, Kyler, Lincoln, and me! Hope to take a lot of fun pictures and I will make sure I post them when we get back.
Have fun in cold UT...We are on our way to warm California!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Lincoln and I went to the Jazz game last night. Jazz did lose :( but we did get our pictures taken by some camera guy that walks around for the Jazz...taking photos of fans..expecting ppl to buy there $25 4x6 photo off of their website. Yes they are nuts and I hope ppl don't really buy them. The link is we are Event: 11.02 Rockets and Gallery 11 if you would like to take a look :) he just took three pics of us. It was a really good game until Jazz lost it in the second half. They do that all the time, sadly. Hope they learn from it and win their game tonight!

Oh and during the fourth quarter while the Jazz were not playing so well, we were entertained by a Rocket's fan being dragged out by security. Apparently a big mouth and booze aren't suitable for that dude :)

In case you haven't noticed our sidebar...Disneyland! I'm so excited! We leave November 13 although our anniversary date isn't till November 15. Should be a blast just like it has been the last two times we have went. Can't wait to see Lincoln get a picture with his princess crush, Sleeping Beauty!