Thursday night at midnight I was able to go and see the new Batman movie, and it was awesome!!! The whole story was unpredictable and highly entertaining! It was a little violent and some of the violence was hard to watch, but the overall movie was something worth watching. It was a pretty dark movie with the psychotic Joker as the main character that just enjoys killing people, so I would not recommend watching it 2 times in one day. Although I did. I went on a date Friday night and we ended up seeing the Dark Knight. So in a 24 hour period I saw it twice! I also had 2 offers to see it Saturday night, but I passed and instead spent the night talking with Erika which was so much fun :) I'm so glad she's around this month! Love you Erika :) So if you're debating whether or not to see the Dark Knight, I would definitely see it! Just leave the kids at home...
Two weeks ago I was at work and the boys and I decided to go and play tennis. We got all of their tennis gear together and we went and stopped by my house so that I could grab my gear too! We left the house and drove down Robidoux. We got to the Timmin's house and a car backed straight out of their driveway right in front of me and almost hit my car! I could tell that they hadn't seen me and I felt lucky that I had managed to somehow avoid being hit. I turned to the right to go down the street to Creek Road and the whole time I was kind of bugged that the car that was now in front of me had almost hit me! We both stopped at the stop sign and she started to turn left onto Creek and suddenly stopped! I looked and there was a car that had started turning from Creek onto the road that we were on and it had suddenly stopped as well. The car in front of me had obviously not seen this car coming and was embarrassed that it was now in the middle of the road and the car that wanted to turn onto our street was waiting for her to move forward. Instead of moving forward as I expected, she quickly backed up right into the front of my car! Now she had a big SUV and I was driving my little Plymouth Neon. Their car had a little scratch and the hood of my car was bent up. It didn't look too bad but it ended up costing quite a bit, which luckily they paid for very willingly. The kids that I had with me thought that it was so cool that we had been in a car crash and they kept repeating what I had said right after we had been hit. It was silent for a second and I said "Are you serious?". They thought that was pretty funny because I think they were expecting some 4 letter words of frustration. I'm really glad that I didn't swear so that they weren't repeating swear words all day!
How I felt about giving up my car for a week so that it could get fixed!
Nannying this summer has been very different then I expected! It has been a great experience but also very hard. In addition to being the nanny I am also the maid. I don't mean to say that in a negative connotation, that's just the way things have been this summer. I do the laundry, do the dishes, dust the floor, get rid of the fingerprints on the glass, change the sheets, iron, and many other cleaning responsibilities. It's a lot of hard work, but I really don't mind most of the time! Especially since I'm getting paid pretty well :) The oldest, Jacob, is 12 and literally never around. He is golfing all day everyday! If he's not in a competition he is at the driving range or playing 24 holes. I am kind of glad that he is gone because he is a pretty contentious child when he's around. He's not very nice to his brothers, me, or even his mom! So to have him play golf all the time is just the way I like it! It sure makes my job a whole lot easier! Here are some pictures of some of the activities that we have done this summer:
Andrew (7) and David (10) bought some pet fish! They lasted about a week...
We went bowling and the boys just had a hay-day with my camera and taking pictures!
Swimming at Willow Creek. This was my first time trying my camera underwater and it was awesome! Left to right: Andrew (7), David (10), and their friend Ethan (10) that is basically always over at their house so I feel like he is one of the Turners :)
June 13th was Jaimie Fredrickson's 19th birthday so Annie and I decided that we should do something special to celebrate this momentous occasion. We decided that we should camp out on Carla Baliff's (our old young women president) front lawn. We didn't tell her that we were coming because we wanted it to be a surprise! To get in the mood of a camp out we put on camouflage hats and orange vests. Normally orange vests are meant only for hunting, but we decided that it seemed appropriate :)
Taking a 3 minute nap to get ready to stay up all night
We carried the tent over by sticking it on top of the car and just holding onto it with our hands. Don't worry, we didn't have to go very far....and it was about 2:30 in the morning by then so there weren't many people out on the streets
Three and a half weeks ago I got my wisdom teeth out! I had to get all 4 out, so if the next time you see me I'm not completely there mentally, I now can attribute it to the fact that I no longer have my wisdom teeth. After I came home dad told me that on my right side my top tooth was close to my sinus cavity so I was not allowed to sneeze, cough, or do anything that may lead to a hole in my sinus cavity!.....Now I'm not sure how I managed holding it all in, but I luckily I didn't sneeze or cough a hole into my face. By Monday the swelling had started to go down, but it came down in a lopsided fashion. The picture above is what my face looked like until the swelling went all the way down, although it became progressively better as it became less swollen. I thought that I was in the clear until we went on our girls trip to Cedar City. My face had become a little swollen on the left side the day before we left and I was hoping that it had just been irritated from me swimming a lot the morning before. Of course not. It was even bigger the next day so we went to the doctor in Cedar City. I felt so awful that this was interfering on our trip! The doctor told me that I had an infection and sent me on my way with my amoxicillin. The medicine worked great and my mouth has been normal for a few days. Was it over? Not a chance! Yesterday the right side of my mouth started to hurt and so I had to get some more medication today. I really hope that this works and that I will have no more trouble from my wisdom teeth, or lack thereof.
Well, I made it. I am officially a sophomore in college and somehow managed to get through the first year of BYU. Finals were extremely difficult in some cases, sometimes requiring staying up until 3 in the morning to study, but I managed to come out alright. I moved home and found a nannying job through my hairstylist Tina strangely enough! I was getting my hair cut, which is now short and a little bit darker, when she mentioned she had a friend that needed a nanny for the summer, and it just worked out. Karen and Curtis Turner have 3 boys: Jacob 11, David 9, and Andrew 7. Jacob is a huge golfer and the other two are really into sports which is fun! I decided to keep a nanny log of my adventures this summer, so you'll hear more later! :)
So one night at our apartment, Kasse started drawing on Vanessa's leg and somehow we all ended up with a whole lot of pen on our legs. So here are pictures of it :) Vanessa, Me, Kasse Kasse's leg (and that is Kasse making a decision with an angel on one shoulder and a devil on the other) Vanessa's leg (notice the Mitt Romney bobblehead and the fact that we are totally obsessed with American Idol) My leg (The animal is supposed to be a dog...)
Our we're so excited to see Rascal Flatts faces! I went with McKay Crockett Proof that I was totally at the concert :) A couple weeks ago I was able to go to the Rascal Flatts concert at the Delta Center and it was amazing! They were just as good live as they are on the CD :) The stage was amazing because it was so colorful and it changed all the time for each song!
Vanessa's birthday was at the end of last month and her brother gave her Hello Kitty tattoos. So of course we decided to put them on our biceps and show them off all day. You would not believe all of the comments that I got from people wondering what in the world was on my arm :)
Sorry that all of these events are out of order! I put on the pictures backwards on accident and didn't know how to switch them around! :)
This last week we decided that it would be fun to throw a fiesta this weekend...so we did! It was a total success! In all, we counted that around 56 people came throughout the night! We made signs and got decorations from All a Dollar and Zurcher's. Most of the pictures taken throughout the night on my camera were not even taken by me! Two boys, Topher and Wyatt, took my camera and just took random pictures throughout the night. I love having all of these crazy pictures that I didn't even know were being taken! Wyatt is actually a guy that I met through a friend in one of my classes. I was eating with her at lunch on Thursday and 2 guys in her ward, Daniel and Wyatt, came and sat with us. I invited all 3 of them to the fiesta and we went our separate ways. My friend ended up not coming, but her friends and their other 2 roommates did! I thought it was pretty funny that they would come even without her, but they were really fun to get to know! We had a pinata and we served chips and salsa and taquitos. At the beginning we had salsa dancing going on, and by the end, it was just a whole lot of chatting and listening to Spanish music. Kasse and I want to have another theme party soon! We were thinking maybe an 80's night :)
Kasse and her friends came over one night with E.L. Fudge cookies and marshmallows so that we could roast s'more's over our gas stove. They tasted delicious but then we didn't know what to do with the excess cookies and marshmallows. So we decided to play the oreo game with E.L. Fudge cookies instead. What you do, is you pull the cookie in half so all of the frosting is on one side. You then lick the frosting and stick it on your forehead. The point is then to move the cookie down to your mouth without using your hands. We then played chubby bunny to get rid of the marshmallows. I think Ian fit 10 in his mouth! And they were the big marshmallows! These are pictures from the first time we went shopping this semester. We actually had food!!! We lived on almost nothing for the first couple weeks of this year and we finally decided to get real food from a real grocery store instead of just the creamery. It has been wonderful ever since!
On Valentine's Day mom brought my roommates and I these lovely pink sugar cookies and they were so delicious! Since none of us are currently dating any boys, we spent Valentine's Day just the 3 of us! We went shopping at target, picked up Cafe Rio, and watched the Jane Austen Book Club. It was a fantastic Valentine's Day! This semester I got a new roommate since Makayla got married and moved out. Her name is Kasse Adams and she is from Draper Utah. She went to Waterford and she is so awesome!
This month Brikaeli came and stopped for a visit which was exciting. The picture below is later that night, one of our first bonding experiences as new roommates...it was pretty crazy! We took 94 really attractive pictures of us...just like this one...I love my roommates :) Later, in February, we went tubing as a ward activity at Soldier's Hollow. I really didn't want to go because I had had the longest day, I hadn't done well on a test, and all I wanted to do was change into my sweats, eat junk food, and watch a movie. Luckily, Kasse, my dark haired roommate, convinced me, well, actually guilted me into going. She is new this semester in our ward and told me that if I didn't go she wasn't going and she really wanted to go. So I went, and it was a blast! I just thought this was such a beautiful picture! I took it as we were driving to Soldier's Hollow. This is a picture of me, Kasse, and Hailey. Hailey lives across the stairwell but she is our honorary 4th roommate! This is a video of us going down one of the runs at Soldier Hollow. SO much fun!!!! And Hailey lost her hat which is why she starts screaming at the end :)