Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Short and Sweet

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I know its very short but i've been SOOO busy lately and just wanted to give you a little something to smile about.

ok. so lips are chapped, so i decide i need to find lip balm. search all over and have no luck until i open my grandma's cabinet in the bathroom and viola, a lip balm deal ((not the stick but you girls prob know what i mean)) anywho. put it on and it feels good however it smells like old woman. i look at the bottom, its some sort of waxy perfume that you put on yourself. EWWW EWWW EWWW! and now it won't fully come off.

sad bears.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Humility, thought, and prayer.

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today was a wonderful stake conference. I do not wish to share what I learned or exactly what I felt, but I do wish to share my joy that I felt today and the love that I have for my Heavenly Father as well as the gratitude I have for His love for me. I love this feeling, I love the Father, I love the Gospel, and I love all that is my life.

Happy Sunday everyone!
Peace, Love, && CookieDough

Monday, September 14, 2009

a long.. but wonderful day.

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I woke this morning with a lengthy "to-do" list. After checking on grandma and making breakfast, we needed to clean the kitchen, mop/sweep, do the bathroom, and wash/change her sheets for her. After we knew grandma was set for the day, it was time for TK and I to head out. First stop = DMV inspections. Grandma's car was a couple months over-due for a check-up.. or so we were told. It turns out, someone had already tried to surprise her by renewing her registration. However, the surprise had gone un-noticed until we got there and the guy told us that it still had until next year. So we knocked that out fast :) and just proceeded to Mom and Dad's.

Upon arrival, we all had lunch, TK and Dad had their meeting, and TK retreated to his office (where he has been most all of the day). He has a deadline and is rather stressed about it. I do believe an all-night-er is inevitable... But I digress.

After lunch, it was time to begin on the dinner planning. The receipe needed to be located (aka. a quick phone call to the bestest big sister "Susie-Homemaker") and the grocery shopping needed to be done. After hanging up with Shauna, I got Mom's shopping list as well as a package that was in need of delivery and I was off.

1st. UPS store. Check.
2nd. Wally world. Check.
3rd. Home to prepare.... well.. check.. ish?

I returned home and put away the groceries.. but then ran up to interrupt my hard-at-work hubby for a bit until Dad needed his ears again. So THEN i began my dinner preparations.

Now this was my first run with homemade pizza, but I got a good response. I made some with just cheese (for Bekah and Janel), some "Hawaiian" style (for Dad and TK) and some with pepperoni, black olives, and peppers (for Mom and I). Janel and I concurred that I need to work on the crust ((it wasn't as crispy as we would've liked.. however the cheese was perfectly browned.. so idk.. kinda win some loose some with that one)) and maybe be a little more generous with the sauce.. but all in all.. a good first try.

Well. After cleaning up dinner, ((if you know me at ALL you know..)) I, along with the girls, needed something sweet. But there was only enough ice-cream in the freezer for one.. and I ALWAYS eat for two.. so that just wouldn't do.. especially when my sisters expected me to (insert mocking tone)"SHAAAARRRRE ..." So. what shall we do?? As Janel, Rebekah, and I contemplated, the conversation went as follows....

ME: Hmm.. we.. couldddd.. GET FROSTY'S!!
BEKAH: Huh, (mocking-ish) where could we go to get some dessert.. at night.. hmmm..
ME: (not catching on and very focused on my frosty) WENDY'S!!
BEKAH: oooorrrr (trying to help my mind along..) we could go to FOOD LION...??

((**Quick Background Lesson**))
Bekah is my 13 year old sister in law. Janel is my 15 year old sister in law who just so happened to go to the hair dresser today to get a WHOLE NEW DO ((she is a curly curly headed girl and she had it all straightened with a new cut and bangs and was looking GOOD!!! And food lion is a grocery store out here. And oh yeah, Janel's crush just HAPPENS to work there.

As all of this began to settle in my mind.. i began running upstairs to get the keys from TK. I've been meaning to wander over the the Food Lion to check out the boy that my husband is bound to be chasing around with a baseball bat soon enough, and Janel was all dolled up.. and all of this got me quite excited for the scheme that Bekah had so wonderfully concocted.

In all of the excitement, Dad's curiosity was triggered and the conversation proceeded as follows.
DAD: "What ARE you doing??"
ME: I just realized something very important that I forgot to get at the sotre earlier so I've gotta go and I'm gunna take the girls with me."
DAD: "For the pizza?? Cuz it's a little late, I think."
ME: "Uhhhh. SURE! Yeah!
DAD: "Was it something for Rebekah's cupcakes?"
ME: "Yeah!! That's it!-- Very important. Can't wait."
DAD: (in complete confusion, he proceeds to follow me into the next room)
((**Bekah laughs**))
DAD: "What are you doing?!?!?!" ((now quite serious and wanting a straight answer))
ME: (awkward giggle, nervous even.) We want dessert and there's no ice cream so we're going to go check out Janel's little boyfriend at Food Lion"
DAD: ((angry, irritated, NOT amused face))
ME: "And that was SOOOOO not the right way to convince YOU!"

hahaha. yeahh. so after explaining further, and asking politely, it was MOM who gave the approval. Dad just said, "remember, you are the one condoning this little boys untimely death. Him being fertilizer for our next garden is going to be on YOUR hands.".. whatever THAT means... :) I just smiled and ran out the front door with the girls and a "Love you!! Be back soon!!"

SO we were off to the store! I really enjoy spending time with the girls. It's nice to have little sisters :) They're both amazing and tons of fun. At the store we got ice cream sundae fixings.. which included, but were not limited to, a new "magic shell" topping that was CUPCAKE FLAVOR!!!! It was actually quite good in the right amount.. too much though, and I would probably regret it. Oh, and the boy's jaw practically fell the the floor when he saw Janel. Totally made it all worth while. Ha.

So we got home. Ate our sundaes. Bekah and Janel made a song up about me that had something to do with making chocolate shakes with spit and me looking like a ho. Such sweethearts, right?? Ha. Little sisters are silly. Oh. p.s. the song was to the tune of "what child is this." What blasphemous little twits.

After dessert, Bekah still needed to make her cupcakes --4 dozen of them-- for her class on Wednesday. They needed to be baked so that she could decorate them tomorrow and take them in the next day. So I told her we could work on them. We began to work while Janel spectated. Well, at least until her mexican friend called and she had to pretend she was too cool/popular for her sisters' shenanigans. Bekah and I finished most of the cupcakes before she had to head up for bed and I proceeded to finish the feat and pack them up. Then I had to re-clean the kitchen, unload/reload the dishwasher and now I am patiently awaiting my husband's immersion from his office indicating that he has finished for the day. So what do I do? Pass the time by blogging of course. Yay for all of you!! Right?? ha.

Peace. Love. && (of course) Cookiedough.

i just LOVE my brother

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Last night was a wonderful night. It began after church when we went over to TK's Mom and Dad's to have dinner with the family. After dinner, we played games all evening. We had so much fun!! We were all joking and just loving being together. When TK and I went to leave, we got into the car and I just started thinking about family.

I explained to him that I loved him and was especially grateful to him for giving me a family experience unlike one in which I had had in a while. One, because I haven't been with my side of the family for over a month, but two, because it's been a while since I have been around someone I considered to be a wonderful Mom, not only to others, but to me, and little sisters..

I began to cry. I continued, "But as much as I love it, it kills me. I miss them so much." He questioned, "your family in Utah? or your mom and sisters?" I just said, "yes." I missed them ALL, very much. Not even another word was said before my phone rang. I opened my purse, picked it up, and read "Derek Watterson is calling". "BROTHERRR!!!" I said as I answered the phone. He laughed. But I don't think he fully understood my excitement.

I don't know why my brother called me last night. My brother NEVER calls me. I think he's called twice before, and both times it was for something specific and lasted no longer than 10 minutes. Even when I might call him to say hi, we only speak for 10-15 minutes. But last night, he called, and we spoke for an hour. It meant so much to me. I love him so much and miss him like crazy.

I'm so grateful, that for whatever reason, he felt as though he should pick up the phone just then and call me. I needed to hear my brother's voice. I needed to have that connection, if just telephonic-ally. I needed his love. Thank you brother, I love you so much!!

And I miss ALL ((derek, janalee, quinton, shauna, josh, alli, brynlee, dad, karen, ect. ect. ect.)) of you dearly!! Know that I love you and that I can only hope that I will see you soon!!

Peace. Love. && Cookiedough.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

.a.u.t.u.m.n. = prettiness.

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Welcome, Fall! Ahhh. I have been waiting for you. Fall brings forth so many wonderful things...

a. amazing views such as this one of North Carolina.. i love it when trees turn these colors but never have I seen such an abundance of them!! Its breathtaking.

b. pumpkin patches and halloween. corn mazes and hay rack rides.

c. (college) football has returned :) I'm hoping to see good things!! i've got the dates on the calendar and my fingers crossed for a good season -- GO 'SKERSS!!

d. the buggers go away. or, are frozen, or something. either way--no more skeeter bites for me! yesss. ((skin so soft didn't even help me. how sad is that.)

e. the wardrobe. hoodies. jackets. jeans. boots. scarves. lovelovelove it all.

f. foods. pumpkin pie!! caramel apples. kettle corn. sugar cookies. and candy.. lots of candy! store bought and even hand made!!

i shall be happy for the next few months. i will enjoy a new season in a new state and treasure the experience!!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Husskkkerrr Naatioonnn

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Today, my Huskers will play Florida Atlantic at home in Memorial Stadium. And all of my friends will be there ((and hopefully texting me all the updates)) so that I can at least keep track of the score since I will not be paying for my viewing. And I will have to go 2 weeks until they play Virginia Tech and air it on ABC. (hopefully I won't have to work!) But my best of luck goes out to the Corn Huskers. I hope they have a good season. GO 'SKERS!!

So. Work has been going well! Retail is.. well.. retail. but a job is STILL a job!! I got a check from Friday's today along with my tips that came after I left. It was accompanied by a beautiful card from my manager. the front had a Chihuahua decked out in a sombrero with a speaking bubble that read "adios!". and then you open it to read the caption- "that's spanis for: SURE, GO AHEAD AND LEAVE YOUR FRIENDS, THE ONLY PEOPLE WHO REALLY CARE ABOUT YOU, FINE, JUST TAKE OFF!!" yess. my manager is so nice. lol. but there was a really sweet letter attached as well. Hopefully we'll find just as good people out here.

Welp. thats all i got for now.. OH!! except signing off reminded me! i made cookies today.. very yummy. mom says i can't make cookies anymore. not unless she's out of town. ha.

peace, love, and cookie dough.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

JillyShepp gots a job!!!

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WAHHOOOOO. hahaha. ok. pardon my excitement, BUT, can you really blame me?!

I got a job. its nothing too special. but I will now be working in retail. I just got hired at Papaya and will be starting orientation tomorrow morning!

AAAANNNNNDDDD. Our landlords have decided to give us back our deposit!!! ((if I haven't already told you, for a while they were trying to keep it from us as well as get us to pay for a month in which we weren't there. yeah. not cool)) but after many emails and a few threats, they at least decided to give us our deposit back, so that will pay some bills that we're a bit overdue on and some debts to our parents who helped when our car died and we didn't have enough gas money. haha. oops.

but yeah. and tk has an interview tomorrow and things are looking good right now .

peace, love, and cookie dough

p.s. once again. if you want to be able to continue reading my blog, you'll have to give me your email address by the end of the week because then i'll set it to private. thanks for reading!

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