Monday, January 31, 2011

The Bach

Make fun of us if you want, but Jared and I started watching the Bachelor(ette) with a few other couples friends this past summer. One couple, Blakely and Lindsey Cragun moved down to Texas in September and we've missed watching it with them this season! Linds says she misses my cynical comments during each episode, so Linds, it's your lucky day because we kept a running commentary tonight! (Chase and Dana weren't feeling good, so we just watched it by ourselves)

-Chantal wears too much blush, blah!

-Poor Emily

-Michelle is a freak show!

-Drive a little faster Britt, you’re going about 15 mph

-The producers are evil for making Emily go on this date

-I’d be forcing a smile too if I were Emily too!

-Poor Brad, feeling like a jerk

-She’s very gracious, I just like her

-You can do it!!

-She’s got guts

-Oh gosh, grow up girls, Emily has just been through a traumatic experience!!

-Wow that Ali girl is sketch, get over yourself!

-Ali, just go home

-All of the girls cry in front of him, Chantal, big deal

-Don’t do it, don’t cry, don’t cry

-Stop complaining!

-Yeah just casually drop the L bomb in there

-Smooth. . .

-Crap she did cry

-Brad: “Don’t cry babe” gag, me!

-Hello Brad, 8 girls on one date, of course they are going to be emotional!

-“They are all psychopaths!” (Jared about all the girls)

-Come on Chantal, have some self-confidence, you don’t need a man to make you feel special!

-Did I already mention that Michelle is a freak show?!

-Michelle: “There are a lot of immature girls here. . . “ Yeah just like you

-“Your’re retarded for liking her (Michelle)” (Jared in reference to Brad)

-“Oh he likes her a lot Stace!” (Jared about Emily)

-Why is he wearing sunglasses inside??

-Nothing speaks romance like swinging around in a circle and having some random man hold you up 20 feet up in the air. . . by your ankle. . . and upside down nonetheless

-“They’re gonna drop on their faces and it’s gonna be funny!” (Jared)

-Ashley S. is a super awkward dancer, I could do better than that!

-Those poor people who have to watch the amateurs during the show

-Ha, is he wearing spandex?

-Just send one home, don’t try to make them feel better before you break it off with one of them!

-“I bet his therapist told him to follow his heart. . .” (Jared)

-It’s okay Ashley S. you’re too young for him anyway

-“He kept the psychopath!” (Jared)

-“I’ll punch you in the stomach, do you want me to punch you in the stomach???” (Jared in reference to Ashley S.)

-“Is she throwing up? Because it sounds like it” (Jared)

-Perfect background music for Ashley S. as she bawls in the limo

-LOL Jared likened Ashley S’s departing throw up sounds to Lloyd’s facial reaction after he sees Harry with Mary on Dumb and Dumber!!

-Of course he calls his therapist, he can’t handle his own dating life, come on Brad, shape up!

-The therapist's lines are scripted, who really talks like that??

-Chantal's hair is greasy, eww! And her bangs need some serious help

-If you don't need drama in your life Brad, then you'd better get rid of at least half those girls!

-There's no way he remembered Ali wore green on the first night! Somebody replayed him the video from the first night!

-Oh crap, is Marissa going to give him a note?? Way to take us all back to the 9th grade!

-Michelle is attacking him!!

-He looks really uncomfortable right now. . .

-"Shut up, I hate her, she's like dominatrix!!" (Jared about Michelle)

-"Gosh, punch her in the face!" (Jared in response to Michelle getting a rose)

-I like Jackie's smile

-Don't cry, he's not worth it

-Uh, you were rejected, of course you are going to feel like that!

What'd you think?! We're rooting for Emily and Jackie, they are the only normal ones in the whole bunch!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Wessy's Birthday!

I need to give a birthday shout out to my little brother Wess (aka Wessy, Snipes, Snipers, Bubba etc.) who turned the big 22 today! I am blessed to have some awesome siblings, and even more blessed that three out of four of us live in the Provo/Orem area with our spouses. Jared and I love hangin out with our family! Hope it was a great day Wessy, and I hope you did something more fun than studying all day, love you!

Baha, I love this picture! Thanks to Meliss
for posting it on her blog so I could steal it!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Saturday Mornings

I'm feeling a bit guilty this Saturday morning, well most Saturday mornings I feel a bit guilty, and here's why. . . I get up (after sleeping in a little!), eat some breakfast and then either start working on HW (like this morning) or go grocery shopping. Usually while I participate in these activities, Jared takes it upon himself to clean the apartment, even though he has other things to get done as well. Right now he's deep cleaning our stove. Who lets their husband do that every single Saturday?? I'm lazy. It's not like I don't do my fair share of cleaning throughout the week, but it always seems like Jared spends every Saturday morning doing dishes, sanitizing counters, vacuuming etc. Maybe I should just feel grateful he's 1) a neat freak and 2) willing to clean at all, but right now I just feel bad that I'm being selfish and doing HW instead of helping. Thanks baby for being so considerate each week.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Christmas Break in STG

Well we are back from our amazing 2 week stay in STG with the family! We had a great time just hangin out and relaxing. We were both pretty burned out from school so it was great to be able to take a break. I've decided to just do a picture post and add details here and there instead of trying to remember everything we did.

This is with Jay and Linda Hammond. I have known them for years and I consider them to be grandparents. They lived on the same street as us when I was growing up and I would always go over and watch/talk sports with them. They used to go and watch me play basketball when I was in high school. Basically I just love them.

Ready to open presents!

Now I can go mountain biking and have a nice cushioned ride with my sweet new biking shorts, thanks Carolyn!

A nice purple dress shirt for Jared, he really likes the color

We've been wanting one of these awesome toys, thanks Mike and Carolyn!

I kind of just love this picture, we are cute eh?

All dressed up in Banana Republic! I saw this sweater in their outlet store in Seattle during our girls weekend and everybody agreed that it looked like a Jared sweater, luckily he thinks so too!

Sportin my new basketball shoes, yes!

Okay, so on Christmas day Drake wanted to play with some cars. . . the boys decided to take over and create the ultimate course which included a jump through a flaming hoop! I'm pretty sure the adults had way more fun with this track than Drake did! (See video below)

And of course they decided they should take the jump out the back door for optimum height and distance, haha!

Drake scored in the present department

A mickey cell phone!

He was super excited about getting that Mickey phone, the kid is seriously OBSESSED with Mickey. I think I watched a good 10 episodes of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse while we were down there and I think I am now scarred for life!


Playing his favorite game with my brother Nick. Drake loves to "cully" (color)

On New Years Eve we had fondue with my parents and my friend Carrie who came over. It was pretty sweet because I had never done any other type of fondue other than chocolate. We had steak, chicken and veggies that we deep fried in oil, yum!

Jared's extended family owns a farm up in Washington and they specialize in apples. They brought some down for us a few weeks ago and we decided to make some applesauce out of them because there was no way we were going to eat like 50 HUGE apples! They were seriously the size of small pumpkins! My mom showed me how to make and can the applesauce so we now have 12 jars of delicious homemade stuff! By the way, any guesses as to what was going through Jared's mind during this picture?? Haha, his face totally cracks me up!!

This picture sums up the majority of our daytime activity during the past week. . . college football bowl week!

Now we're back in P-Town ready to start a new semester. It will be a challenge to start getting up early again (since we were lazy and slept in late just about every morning down there!) but I think we are both looking forward to our classes and we're excited to be one semester closer to being done with school! Hope everybody had a fun time over the Holidays as well!

Caution: This video is fairly long and may contain some sarcastic Musso humor and bantering between siblings! I mostly just get a kick out of listening to how intense everybody is about making a sweet race track, and all the cheering, so funny!