Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Invisible Man (Men?)

So, I tend to sleep in about once a week. Well, this morning was already my second time. My goal this morning was to get up early and go for a bike ride, so I did not get out of bed and get in the shower. Anyway, I woke up to a loud sound around ten forty five. It sounded like someone was in our house fixing our dryer (it makes a horrible squeaky sound that you could almost rap to if you could stand the noise). I had also awoken earlier because my phone had rung, meaning that someone could have left a message saying that they were coming to fix the dryer, but I never checked it and my phone was on the dresser, not the nightstand. The light in the kitchen was also on, which seemed to me that someone was in our house because Logan normally doesn’t leave the light on when he leaves. So now, I am lying in bed in my garments, hoping that whoever is in the next room doesn’t come in and find me. I tiptoe out of bed to get my phone and quickly return to check and see if the person who called was someone warning me that someone was coming to fix the dryer or something in my house. I texted Logan to see if he left any lights on by chance and see if the noises that I am hearing might be the people upstairs. You might think that that is a clear distinction, but they also have a room downstairs where we live. I know, weird. The place we live in is a house that was divided very poorly. The stairs that go down into the basement have a room that was closed off which is where the upstairs tenants’ dryer and heater are located. So I keep lying in bed waiting for a response from Logan since his phone doesn’t work. He responds and says he did leave some lights on when he left so I should get out of bed and put some clothes on and see if there is anyone in our house. I still don’t want to get out of bed because even if Logan did leave some lights on I still believe that there are men in my house that are not my husband while I am not dressed. After about ten minutes pass and, not hearing any more new noise, I decided to make a quick run for shorts and a t-shirt and have a look at what is out there. As soon as I rounded the corner out of our bedroom I saw that only the kitchen light was on and the past hour and twenty minutes in bed were for nothing! I really do hope that there were repairmen working upstairs (really downstairs). Otherwise I will really have to start questioning my sanity.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Newness

This is Logan this time (just so you all don't think that I never write). First and foremost, everybody should know that I've finally finished all of my supplemental applications for medical school. Both Lu and I are greatly relieved. There really isn't much more for me to do except wait, now.

On a different note, we went to the BYU homecoming game yesterday. It was fun, but we're going to have to play much better next week against TCU if we want to stay undefeated this year. Its finally fall, so the weather got a little nippy, but we figured out the best way to beat the after-game crowds: ride bikes. You pass all the cars and pedestrians (even the ones who leave the game early). This may not work quite so well if there is snow on the ground, but riding in snow isn't that big of a deal, really.

We made peach pies yesterday, too. We had only planned on making one, but we had a little extra dough and a lot of extra peaches already sliced, so we figured, "What the heck!" One of the pies is actually in a bread pan (we had already cooked the dough in it) so its more of a peach loaf than a peach pie, but it will still taste good, I'm sure.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Halloween Joys

A few weeks ago I attended a wedding of one of my friends in Logan, UT (Logan had labs he couldn't miss). At the wedding reception there was a girl wearing a light up shirt. That's right; the shirt had a plastic thing on it that lit up when the girl moved. I thought it was so cool. I was telling my friends I was there with that I needed one of those shirts. A couple of nights ago we were shopping at Wal-Mart and we were about to check out and we walked by the girls clothing section and there were light up Halloween shirts. I was so excited!! By this time Logan had already started checking out so I had to make my decision quickly. I was too excited because I actually found light up shirts that I couldn't make the decision and had to get Logan to pick out a shirt for me and I continued checking us out. The very next day I wore the light up shirt to school. Everyone kept looking at my shirt, specifically the light up part of the shirt which happened to be right on my chest. Every now and then I would forget that I had a light up shirt and guys would look at it and I would think, "Be a little more discrete when your looking." But then I would remember that I had a pumpkin glowing on my chest. How could you not look at that, especially on a college campus when the shirt is made for a little girl. Regardless of how ridiculous I looked I was very happy about my light up Halloween shirt that I found.





Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Obsessed



Since I(Laura) have ordered my camera that I got for my birthday I have completely become obsessed with when it will be at our door. Like we said before, I have wanted this camera for about a year or so and now that I have ordered it I want it to be here as fast as possible. Three hours after we ordered the camera I was checking to see whether it was processed or not, then again three hours and two minutes I checked. I kept checking to see if it was processed and I was frustrated when it was not processed that day (it was Sunday). Finally it was processed and now I am watching my camera make the trek across the US. I check very often to see how far it has made it. I even made a bookmark for the site for the time being. I only have three or four bookmarks so it is a big deal. For a very long time the only thing that happened was the departure scan from Maspeth, NY. Finally today was the first time anything had changed. It arrived in Hodgkins, IL. It was nice to know that my camera had finally moved but sad that in that amount of time it had only moved that far. According to Google Maps the time it should take to get from Maspeth, NY to Hodgins, IL is 13 hours and nine minutes. The time from the departure scan to the arrival scan was 32 hours and 44 minutes. Now that is quite a difference. Also, the arrival scan was at 6:38 AM and still hasn’t left yet. The bottom line is I am like a two year old at the grocery store stomping my feet, crying and yelling for a piece of candy except I already paid a pretty penny for the candy. If you want to follow along with me you can, I’m sure you will bookmark the page as I have done. The UPS tracking number is 1ZE6W3114291730098 . Don’t worry, I will let you know when I get my beautiful camera.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

The Beginning...

Well, just to start, welcome. There is not too much to report. Laura just celebrated her 22nd birthday, but since it coincided with General Conference, not too much was done by way of celebration. She is really excited, because she is getting a camera soon, and she has wanted one for about a year now.

About a week ago, we went to the circus, which was a lot of fun. We have some pictures, but with our old camera, so they didn't turn out all that great. This picture is showing Logan with all of the stuff we bought. Souvenirs cost more than our tickets, but we splurged that night. Lu's favorite part was the elephants. They did some pretty cool tricks.

We have received confirmation that Laura is go for her surgery. That's good news, but its not going to happen until after Christmas, so we have a bit of a wait until she'll be turned into a robot. She won't be able to lift more than 5 pounds for six weeks, so she'll be getting a super-cool rolly backpack!
School is going fine for both of us. We got some nice government grants, so Laura doesn't need to work this semester. She's getting plenty of sleep. Logan is still working, but his class load is pretty light, so he's not too stressed out, either. This semester we're both on a co-ed intramural basketball team, and thus far, we are 1-1. Lu's really lighting things up, and Logan's trying to hold his own.