Monday, February 15, 2010

Valentine's Day

Mom, this post is for you and your stalking needs.

Todd and I had a great Valentine's Day. We celebrated the holiday the night before by getting chinese take-out and watching a movie at home. Our plan was to cook together, but by the time we were both home from work, we had changed our minds. We decided to try this new place called Siagon Cafe in Provo and it was delicious. Speaking of the Chinese food, I have a funny story to tell you. Todd loves sweet and sour chicken, so he ordered that. I love kung pao chicken which is a little spicier so naturally thats what I ordered. If you love kung pao chicken or have eaten it before, then you would know that there are little red chillies in it that you DO NOT eat.

Here is what they look like:

On occasion, someone will be careless and not knowingly eat one of these bad boys. And then they will regret it. As I pushed a chili to the side of my plate Todd dares me to eat it. I told him, "Heck no! They are spicier than you think!!" He in return calls me a wimp and so I of course dare him to eat it. He, not wanting to be a "wimp", cuts it in half and starts chewing. I am at this point laughing and tell him he is going to be sorry. After about 20 seconds he is crying... well tears are streaming. He will now admit that those are spicy and just for flavor! Haha! Boys are so funny when they try to act tough.

We had a great night together. I am so lucky to be his wife. We are very happy and can't wait to spend many more Valentine's Days together.

Here are some picture that I never posted from our ski trip to Vail and a fun night out bowling with Kari and Braden!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Guest Author

Jessica is asleep next to me on the couch. I've been watching Wednesday night basketball on ESPN and as I was checking our email, I saw something in our inbox about a comment on our blog. Which gave me the thought, why don't I make a guest appearance? After all, I put the Todd in Toddica, and people must want to hear my side of the story right? Right? Ehh, either way, you're going to hear it.

Life has been great. So great in fact, that Frosted Flakes has contacted us on being thei new cartoon characters. They're Grrrrrrrrrrreat! A couple of weeks ago, Jess and I ventured to Vail with the rest of the family to hit the slopes. Jess had never skied before so she was very nervous, but she ended up doing great. I even decided to take up skiing for the first time in ten years and loved it too. Our trip ended with a gondola ride up to the very top of the mountain (for those of you not impressed, Vail is way bigger than any resort here in Utah) and a nice run all the way down. Before this, Jess spent most of her time on the bunny hill, but after experiencing a full one hour run down the mountain, she is convinced that she is now a skier. Which I don't mind, cause she is pretty much the most attractive skier you'll ever see.

On monday, Jess and I went to the Jazz-Mavericks game. It was really fun. The Jazz dominated. I caught one of those balls they launched into the crowd. And Jessica had a great time rating the attractiveness of the players. Hey, whatever gets her to go to the games, I'm happy.

Hmmm, what else? Oh yeah, Jess and I each have new addictions of our own. Jessica is addicted to the Food Network. She loves the Paula Dean and that Southern couple who always say things like "hey y'all, toss a little pepper in the mix, okay y'all". Sadly, I can now name almost all of the chefs on the channel. This obsession of hers has turned her into a very impressive chef who wants nothing more than a fresh stable of ingredients. In fact, when we talk about hitting it big, instead of talking about how we'll be able to go on vacations and other fun stuff, she talks about how she'll be able to buy any ingredient she wants! What can I say? She dreams big. With all of her great cooking, though, it is very hard to work myself into St. Thomas shape. Bring on P90X!

I on the other hand am addicted to something much more healthy. Craigslist. Ever since I found a killer deal on this brand spankin new printer, I can be found browsing for other steals several times a day. I've even sold some of our stuff. Who would have thought that someone would really want to buy our old bath towels and a couple of unpaired socks? I'm just kidding, but I'm sure you could sell those things if you wanted. Craiglisters will by anything.

And now you've heard......the REST of the story.