Friday, October 31, 2008

Halloween Date!

Yesterday Shaun and I went on a date and it was TONS of fun! I really do love spending time with him and haven't been able to do much of it the last couple of weeks because he has been working a lot of extra hours, but he was able to come home early so that we could spend some time together.

At first we didn't know what we wanted to do, so we just started driving and we ended up downtown, where I saw a sign for the Body World 3 exhibit, that we both have wanted to see but hadn't got around to getting tickets for, and so I suggested that we go see if by chance they had any tickets available. I wasn't sure that they were going to have any, because they suggested that you get them in advance, but we were able to get tickets and walk right in to the exhibit.

The exhibit was really cool and it was nice that there wasn't a lot of people there. It is so much different seeing the different body parts close up versus looking at them in a book or even on a cadaver. They have a part of the exhibit that is the growth process of a fetus. I thought this was amazing, just because you could actually see how the baby grows and develops in the womb and what they look like at different weeks. At nine weeks they really do have finger and toe. The growth that occurs between week 9 and 18 was amazing to me too! Okay I will stop talking about it now! It was just really cool to see it! It is so much different than looking in a text book! I would DEFINITELY recommend going to Body World 3 if you can go. It is here in SLC until January.

After we were done at the exhibit we went to dinner at Stone Ground and had really yummy food. I really like the atmosphere of the restraunt.

We were trying to avoid having to pass out candy to kids, but decided it was time to go home. So we stopped at the store to get some candy and ended up buying pumpkins to carve. Shaun carved pumpkin pi and mine was a face and then I want it to say 1st Halloween, but we didn't have the correct carving tools so it was hard to write the words. So needless to say it just ended up saying first. I will have to post pictures of the pumpkins when I am at home.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

We are waiting...

To buy a house. We haven't felt really good about going through with things, so we decided this last weekend that we would wait. We want to pay off the little debt that we have and then save some more. So we will see what happens with the housing market in the near future and decide what to do.

For now we are going to try and find a new place to live that has a kitchen :)Hopefully we can move by the end of the month!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Condo Update

I just thought I would write a quick update on what is going on with the buy process.

~America First can't approve us for a loan because of Shaun current 1099 status. So we are trying a mortgage company that one of the guys from his old singles ward works for. We just signed all the papers tonight and he is going to send them over tomorrow, so hopefully we will hear back soon.

~We had the condo inspected and there are just a few small things that need to be worked on, but nothing too major.

~The lady who we are buying the condo from is going through bankruptcy so everything has to get approved by the courts. We were told that it take 3 weeks to get a court date. Shaun was just told today (well yesterday... I'm at work so it is still today for me...) that her court date isn't until November 5th and so closing on the house won't happen until November 10th...

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Our weekend trip to Seattle

Kim, Shaun and I went to Seattle this last weekend for Carolyn's wedding. We flew out Friday afternoon with out any problems and arrived in Seattle around 3 PM. We got our rental car and then headed to check in at our hotel. Tom and Chelsea want to have dinner with us so we drove to downtown Seattle and took the ferry over to Bremerton, where we got a little tour of where Tom works (well he should us were he works and then took us to see 3 ships that were currently being worked on) and then we ate at the Boat Shed. It was really good!!!! I had some super yummy pasta and Shaun had a good burger. By the time we were done with dinner we need to head back over to the ferry, so that we could make sure we got on the 9 PM ferry, otherwise we would have had to wait until 11:40 PM to get the next one.

Saturday Shaun and I hung out at the hotel and got some breakfast at Denny's while everyone else was at the temple. Then we had the wedding luncheon at Brier Pizza and Family restaurant. We got to met the Jake Monster. He is so cute!! and I finally got to meet Carolyn and Christine, which was nice. After the luncheon we had sometime so we went back to the hotel and took a nap :) It was nice being able to just relax. Then the rest of the evening we spend at the Kempe's for the reception. Everything we really simple, but it was very nice.

Sunday Shaun and I were going to go down to Pike's market and look around, but it never happened. I was trying to get our suitcase packed and all of the sudden my back popped and I could move. I was literally just standing there when it popped. I think I totally freaked Shaun out, but he was really cute (and is still being really cute about it) and had me lazy down on the bed. About the time Kim called us to see what our plans for the morning were and so Shaun told him what had happened and that he would be over to his room in a few to talk to him. Shaun asked that his dad give me a blessing, so they called Wally (uncle) and he come over to our room and gave me a blessing. I spent the next 2 hours in bed, pretty much unable to move. I was advantually able to get up and get ready and we did make it home. Shaun just had to wheel me through both airports in a wheelchair. I was TOTALLY embarrassed... but I can't walk very fast or very far. By the time we landed here in SLC, I was in a lot of pain so Shaun took me to the ER to get check out. We were able to get right in and were actually out of the ER within 90 minutes. The ER doc thought what happened is my disc's shifted and the muscles in my back didn't like it (or something like that). So he gave me some Tordol and Morphine and sent me home with a prescribtion for Norflex (a muscle relaxer) and physical therapy. The drugs I got in the ER kicked in on our way to the pharmacy and I was having a hard time staying awake. I did get a good nights sleep and then spent pretty much all of the next day asleep (I called in sick).

My back isn't one hundred percent better, but it feels much better than when it first happened. Hopefully everything will get better soon!