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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

What's Happening Wednesday

Ryan watching the thunder

Just a typical commute. There are always balloons in the sky in the early morning

Chicharrones! Yum

Still obsessed with DrawSomething. Doesn't that look just like Conan! LOL

01. We had the North and South Elders over for dinner last week. I cooked a pork roast and was so happy that they ate the whole thing! They're great missionaries and we're lucky to see them each week at church. We LOVE our ward. People are so great.
02. We chaperoned the stake dance Friday night. It brought back so many memories of ten years ago when I would go. The kids were all awkward, but it was so fun to see them.
03.  I was so sad to see Joshua go on American Idol. This was my Facebook post: "Joshua got robbed!!! Who's with me?! So mad" My friends here thought I was talking about Ryan and were so concerned. I read my post again and just had to laugh. It was really funny.
04. I went with the scouts Saturday to do a 3 mile hike around Tingley Lake.  One of the scout leaders brought his little dachshund and they were by the lake when all of a sudden the dog took off after the geese, leash and all. He called to him, but didn't come back. Finally, he had no other choice then to jump in after him. This lake is not meant for swimming, it's pretty nasty. Everyone at the beach was watching, he had a good crowd. Luckily, the leash got caught on some rocks, otherwise he would've been swimming all day. It was the perfect way to end the day! Everyone cheered when he swam back.
05. We went and saw the Avengers with some friends, we loved it! We ate at Ghangis Grill, a Mongolian BBQ afterwards.
06. We bought all the supplies to start our garden, but have had zero time to plant the seeds. Between work and our callings, we're very busy. There is not enough time in the day.
07. We tried to watch the Solar Eclipse on Sunday, but none of us the glasses so we just watched it intently from our phones. It was too bright so we couldn't really see anything so thanks to those for  posting your cool pictures for all to see!
08. We tried a new pizza place, Amadeo's Pizza, that's right by our house. It was good! You can't really go wrong with pizza though, right?
 I work at the Police Department with a bunch of Hispanic ladies. They've already taught me so much about this great city and have given us lots of authentic New Mexican restaurants to try. They have told me how to cook tortillas and green chili and I've learned about so many different foods I didn't even know existed like Chicharrones. They are basically Pork fat pieces cooked in Lard. Super greasy, but so good! This place has so much culture, i love it!
09. We get really strong winds about once a week. The other night we had a storm rolling in and lots of Thunder. Ryan has always loved Thunder storms. I caught a picture of him in our back yard watching it roll in.
10. Ryan and I have always wanted to go to the Kentucky Derby, it's on our bucket list. Apparently there is a racetrack here in Albuquerque. We will definitely need to check it out!

Beautiful Tingley Beach

Here's the scout leader swimming!

Some of our sweet scouts

Our good friend and his little babe

Beautiful flowers at Lowes

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

What's Happening Wednesday

01. My mom had a hysterectomy two weeks ago. She's doing great. I wish I could have been there with her for mother's day.
02. One of the Den Leaders organized a cub scout breakfast fundraiser. She did an incredible job and they raised a ton of money! It was a lot of fun.
03. Ever since starting work I have had little time to read. I'm busy, but that's a good thing.
04. Our ward has been doing "rescue visits" this month. We have almost 1000 people on our records so we're trying to "clean up" by making contact with those who have never come and find out if they're still around and invite them to church. It's been going well and our ward has really come together to help.
05. With my new job we're still trying to figure out when I'll be able to get time off to visit family. We're shooting for the 4th of July, but we'll see.
06. I've been trying a ton of new recipes from Pinterest. I love how it's so accessible.
07. We're having two sets of missionaries over for dinner tomorrow.
08. Haven't seen the Avengers yet, but would like to soon.
09. Going on another hike this weekend with the scouts. Can't wait.
10. Need a haircut. I'm thinking of trying something new.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

What's Happening Wednesday

01. We went to the Temple over the weekend and there were so many people that spoke Spanish that they did a Spanish session and gave the few of us other English speaking folks headsets. That was a first for both of us.
02. I went on a 5.4 mile hike with a friend on Saturday. It was a beautiful day and such a nice view.
03. Our talks went well. We both planned for 20 minutes but didn't know there was going to be another speaker. Ryan told me not to cut mine short so by the time I finished he only had 10 short minutes. I felt bad and should've let him give his full talk. He's a much better speaker than me.
04. I'm not used to having a yard and there are always so many weeds! I've already had to weed 3 times since we moved in in March.
05. I noticed our plants were looking dry. We knew we had a drip system but we didn't know how to turn it on. With help from a friend we got it running. Hopefully we're not too late and we don't lose the plants!
06. Having lots of fun playing Draw Something. Ryan's a great artist, look at his Yoda!
07. Love trying new recipes. I have a bunch on Pinterest that I can't wait to try.
08. Hoping to get our garden started this weekend.
09.  So happy for Syd (college) and Ryan's sister Janessa (high school) for graduating this month! Wish we could bet there.
10. Saw a tip on Dr Oz to wear rubber bands on your wrist to keep track of how much water you're drinking. Every time you drink a cup you take a rubber band off. I'm hoping it will help me drink more water.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

I love good deals

I ordered these shirts online and they came last week. 

Here's the original price...

And here's what I got them for, plus free shipping!

Can't beat that!


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