Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Because you're all dying to know

*I was a cheerleader in high school
*Adam eats exactly twice as fast as me. Like, I am finishing with the first
half of my triangle-cut sandwich as he is finishing the entire thing. Happens every time, and 
not just with sandwiches.
*Speaking of eating, I am in love with Wendy's natural cut fries with sea salt. Better than
McDonald's, I'd even venture saying.
*Adam is going to be a model! For real! 
I can't help but laugh every time I think about it. This artist in our new ward
said he would make the perfect angel in a painting he's doing, so he invited Adam to 
the photoshoot in a couple weeks.
But, it's not like this is going to be Adam's first time in a modeling gig:
*I celebrated Sugar Cookie day last year. This is my bff Heather. I haven't seen her since this day,
and am meeting her in France after my 2 weeks with my dad in Italy, Germany, Prague, and Poland.
*As is obvious in this photo, I got a perm last summer.
Never again. Yes I did learn my lesson.
*Life is expensive.
Holy Moly. College doesn't prepare you for this! We are spending money out the ying yang 
and it's still not over thanks to this trip of mine.
*I leave in 3 hours. See you in 4 weeks!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Long post for a long hiatus

So um,
turns out,
I'm not dead!
Maryland hasn't eaten us alive (Heather).
(though there have been close calls)

We go to bed at "normal" times, and still manage to not get up until 11am.
Lately, I don't know what time it is, what day it is, or even what month it is.
I just know when I'm tired, and thats when I sleep. And I only have a day and a half to get normal before everything gets screw up again - I leave for Europe on Wednesday afternoon.

Did you know that Maryland has the most number of trees per square mile 
out of all the states in the US?
Like, whoa. There's a lot of trees around here.
I can't wait till their leaves start shooting out. Then the folks at our local gas station wont be able to see into our apartment anymore :)

It's not bad here. The town is old, and everything seems so spread out.
We really aren't sure what to think. It hasn't sunk in that 
hey, we're in Maryland. We're on the complete
side of the US than we were 3 days ago.

We did a lot of extreme things in a extremely short amount of time.

-Flew 5,000 miles. Slept none in a 26 hour period. Along with that,
we ate nothing but plane food.

-Spent 4 hours at a car dealer, getting sucked into warranties. (And this was before we got any sleep. Like, this is included in the non-sleeping 26 hour period.) Bought our first brand spankin' new car. (We supposedly have the only Polished Metal 2011 Honda Fit in the entire state of Maryland.) We love it. It totally "FITS" us.

-Checked into our apartment (I kept saying, "It's not that bad...") (and, it really isn't) 

-Got a little freaked out by the middle-aged men that hang out right in front our door/hallway
(one of them asked if we had a cig.
When I said, no sorry, he said, "Not even for a Canadian penny?"
Um, ya know, that's a really tempting offer but ....still, no. Sorry.)

-Changed buildings so we are closer to the leasing office and now are only on a 3 month contract; just enough time to scope out the area for a mo' betta place

-And now we got our first Maryland library card (not so extreme).

Adam says he's "gonna know this place like the back of [his] hand when [I] get back"
So we can know exactly where to start looking for our house :)

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


Wicked is...TONIGHT.
Like 7 hours away.
I am soo stoked.
I've been waiting to see this for, literally, years.

In other news,
Our road trip was great!
We got to drive this monster:
For 1300 miles.
We did this:
and this:

and enjoyed the snow:

we also went tubing, sledding, and met up with my one friend I've known my entire life
It was most certainly a success.

We made it back to California and head back to Hawaii tomorrow. Last night we got to have s'mores with the many nieces and nephews.
Other updates:
- We signed a contract for an apartment in Glen Burnie, MD. Move-in date is the 24th
(seriously? That's only like a week away!)
-We got our flight information for flying to MD on March 23rd
- We settled everything for having our storage unit stuff shipped to us! We're on our way!
p.s. Don't forget to check out WWM2B to see daily photos/updates!

Monday, March 7, 2011

San Diego Birthday.

I had so much chocolate.
The first night was Buca Di Beppos (YUM!) and I got a free Birthday brownie.

Then on Sunday my hubby gave me my beautiful birthday present:

THEN we went to San Diego this weekend and spent the night at Noe and Sam's in-law's boat.
We had a Reese's Peanut Butter Chocolate ice cream cake on Sunday, and a BTS caramel and chocolate cake today. Yes. I love chocolate.
It was a great trip to SD, mine and Adam's first time down there.

Tomorrow we fly to Salt Lake City, where we will meet my mother and brother for lunch before we head out on the road!
We are gonna see Mt Rushmore, listen to the audio book The Book Thief, have dance parties in the jeep,
and pray there wont be snow. Life is busy, but good. 

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Phone Call.

The blessed phone call came today.
The one that said he got the job with NSA as a "Computer Systems Architect."
The one that said he starts April 11th.

The one that said we're moving to Maryland!
We are so excited and so grateful.
What a relief.