Thursday, November 13, 2008

I was tagged twice...and since it was the same tag-thingy, I decided it was fate and better get with it!!

8 Favorite TV Shows
*The Office
*Jon and Kate plus 8
*The Hills
*Anything on Food Network
*Any realty show
*....movies that are on TV
*I've watched 1 episode of Chuck and laughed a lot (Thanks Charity and James)

8 Favorite Restaurants
(not in order, I can't pick favorites...I love you all!)
*Cafe Rio
*Lonestar Steakhouse
*Sonic (for drink runs)
*Firehouse Pizza
*Red Robin

8 Things that happened yesterday
* Pilates
* made chocolate chip pancakes
* went to work
* didn't clean my house
* watched seinfeld
* spent a rare night with Dallin with no homework
* finally got the mail after going 2 weeks without a mail key
* listened to my new Christmas CD

8 Things I'm looking forward to
* Seeing the new James Bond movie tomorrow
* Thanksgiving Break
* Heather's choir concert
* 3 year anniversary next week
* knowing where we will be living in 6 months
* BYU vs UTAH football game
* getting my hair cut/colored on Saturday
* finishing painting our house

8 Things on my wishlist
since this is a wishlist, I can be extreme, right?
* a garage
* longer hair
* the streets to be made of water and we use boats instead of cars
* no snow in 2009
* a (full) closet bigger than my house
* Ice cream that is good for you!
* fingers that never get cold
* a glass of diet strawberry limeade that never gets empty

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Yes, I saw High School Musical 3 and yes, I loved it. I giggled like a school girl the whole time.

High School Musical 3

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Monday, November 3, 2008


Happy Halloween! So, this year our Halloween was pretty low key. I have been sick for the past 2 weeks and didn't spend one minute thinking of a creative costume, or any costume at all. We had some family and friends over and ate lots of good food, and watched some Halloween classics (Hocus Pocus never gets old) Linds with her very "Martha Stewart" bone bread sticks.

...and Heather enjoying them.

The Prayer Hat...don't ask..

Leah with Mom, Briann, and Megan!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Job Hunt

Hello! I have to be the world's worst blogger...

We've been getting lots of questions about the job hunt, so here's an update. Dallin has had a ton of interviews and is now on the 2nd or 3rd interview for most of them. He has 3 2nd interviews this week and flies to Denver next weekend for a final interview. His first pick is still Microsoft, but of course they are extremely selective! He made it past the first set of interviews and is flying to Microsoft in 2 weeks for a really intense final interview day.

I don't know how he does it. These interviews are not your typical job interviews. They ask questions like:

-How many manhole covers are there in the USA?
-How many cars are there in the USA? (A popular variant is "How many gas stations are there in the USA?")
-You've got someone working for you for seven days and a gold bar to pay them. The gold bar is segmented into seven connected pieces. You must give them a piece of gold at the end of every day. If you are only allowed to make two breaks in the gold bar, how do you pay your worker?

These aren't Jeopardy questions. They really want to know how you think. Of course, they don't care how close you are to the actual number, they just want to see how you thought it through.

Anyway, that's the update. As soon as we accept a job we will let you know!

P.S. if anyone has a solution for the above questions let me know! I don't even want to think about it.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Hello Utah...and Michael Scofield..Yowza!

Yea! We are back in Utah and get to see all of our wonderful family and friends that we have missed so much. However, we will really miss our family and friends in Austin.

Dallin started school on Tuesday and is looking forward to graduating in April. Finally! National Instruments made him an offer so we may be ready back to Austin for good...who knows!

And most importantly, I have yet another new obsession.....PRISON BREAK! My wonderful father-in-law got us hook. In the past week we have watched 11/2 seasons. Each season has 22 45-minute do the math...we've wasted a lot of time. Now that school started we will have to slow down. I also have to admit I have a small (to say the least) crush on Michael Scofield. Sure, he's not as brawny has his brother Linc, but I've always been a sucker for the brainy guys.

Monday, August 18, 2008

What a Loot!

This weekend was “tax free weekend” in Texas. That means all clothing and school supplies have not tax! Awesome, I know! So, of course I took full advantage of this situation.

We headed over to the awesome Round Rock premium outlets. We made out with some great deals, but the highlight of my trip was Dallin’s reaction to the Burberry outlet. Burberry has beautiful bags, clothes, etc, but they are designer so of course incredibly expensive. I was looking at 2 different $2000 jackets (not to buy, just to look). They were really similar, the main difference being one had a hood and the other didn’t. Anyway, so I ask Dallin which one he liked best and his response was “hmmm…I think I like the one with the hood in case it starts to rain”. You have to remember we were looking at designer coats (not rain panchos), and of course Dallin bases his decision on which one will keep me dry. I love that about my husband, no matter how many times I ask him “does this look good on me?” or “which pair of plain black shoes do you like best?” he always has an answer that makes sense, even when I’m not looking for the practical answer. He tries and I love that about him!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Yummy, yum-yum

My new obsession is Sprite it!

Monday, July 14, 2008


Happy (late) 4th of July! I love this holiday! This year we celebrated the 4th on a beautiful day in Round Rock Texas. I love going to the "small town" celebrations where everyone brings their lawn chairs, eats watermelon, and watches fireworks. The weather was surprising pleasant for Texas in July. A nice 85 degrees with a cool breeze was perfect! Round Rock did an awesome job at making a huge event feel like a hometown celebration. There were probably about 10,000 people that showed up, but it felt like only a few hundred. They had 5 skydivers that landed about 50 feet from where we were sitting on a 5 foot landing circle. I was secretly hoping they would miss the target and land right in front of us (hehe), but they were all amazing. It was quite windy and they still managed to do some pretty impressive tricks in the air. Our favorite was "Sky God". He had over 10,000 jumps under his belt! That's impressive!

Of course the highlight of the evening was the fireworks. It was so relaxing just to sit in our comfortable chairs, listen to the band, and eat our popcorn. There was lots of appropriately timed oooooo'ing and awwwww'ing which always makes me laugh. Dallin and I made sure ours were extra loud to show our patriotism (just kidding....) And of course no 4th of July celebration is complete without sitting in a parking lot for an hour trying to get home. All in all, it was one heck of a night!

Happy 4th!

Monday, June 30, 2008

Elder Bednar is Amazing..

I love the weekend! This weekend was especially good, so here's why...
Saturday we did normal Saturday stuff...went to the gym, shopping, hair cut (for Dallin). We LOVE trying new restuarants, so we went to Trudy's. It's a Tex-mex place here in Austin and came highly recommended. It was amazing. One of our favorite Tex-Mex places here is Chuy's, but I personally favor Trudy's now. Dallin got the stuffed Avocado. WOW, it's avocado stuffed with cheese and chicken and then fried. It's one of those guilty pleasure foods you can only have once in a while. SO GOOD!

After dinner we went to see the new Pixar movie, Walle. It was also awesome. Pixar always does such a good job and Walle was no exception. It was cute, funny, and of course left you with "warm fuzzies".

The best part of the weekend was Sunday. Elder Bednar's son is in our ward and he blessed his baby this Sunday, so that means Grandpa (Elder Bednar) was there to participate in the blessing.
So, we got to hear from Elder Bednar for the entire Meeting! His wife spent a few minutes at he beginning. She talked about how much she loved Austin and couldn't think of a better place to raise a family. Elder Bednar started by saying he feels like he's home because he has been to our ward more this year than to his own ward in Salt Lake. He had so many great things to say and I was sad that sacrament meeting wasn't longer.

Since is was the 5th Sunday we met together for Priesthood and Relief Society and guess who was the speaker....That's right, we got to hear from Elder Bednar agian. This time he did a Q&A. He said he didn't want it to be "Stump the Apostle" and gave an example of a good question and a not so good question. Everything he said was so insightful and I wish I could have memorized every word he said. I felt so blessed to be in that meeting. How many times will you be in a room with 100 people and be able to ask an Apostle whatever you want? What an experience!

That evening the stake had a 2 hour fireside with Elder Bednar doing another Q&A. Dallin had volunteered to set up chairs so we got to the church 2 hours early! We had the best seats in the house! This again was a wonferful meeting and something I will never forget.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Deep in the heart of Texas....

We figured since we are in Austin and I consider myself a Texan we better pay our respects and visit the state capitol. We weren't actually planning on going, but we happened to be downtown and decided to stop in and snap a few pictures.

The purpose of our trip downtown was to go to Townlake, which I think is actually the Colorado River not a lake, Texans are weird. Townlake is awesome. It's a lake/river in practically a jungle in the middle of a city. It's conveniently close to everything, yet doesn't have the annoyances of a big city. You feel like you are camping. Our purpose for this particular trip was to go kayaking (hence the sweating face/no makeup look in the pictures). That was sooo much fun by the way. They have night kayaking is a few weeks and I'm sure we will check it out. Anyway, if you are ever in the Austin area it's a fun place.

Dallin and I looking looking fabulous inside the Texas State Capitol.

Megan Standing on the sweet marble state seal.

Dallin in the Texas House of Representatives.

Monday, June 9, 2008

What's going down...

Alright, here it is, I have a blog. I guess I should say we have a blog, but I'm sure I will be doing most of the blogging.

I guess I'll start on a little update on our lives. Dallin got a great internship at National Instruments this summer in Austin, TX so here we are back in good ol' Texas. My brother got his MBA from UT so his wife Sheri found a current MBA student who was leaving for a summer internship and needed someone to take care of there apartment. It's a great apartment with walking trails, basketball and tennis courts, pools, theatres, a gym, and everything else you could possibly need. It's about 5 minutes to Dallin's job which is great because we only have one car for the summer. Everything has just fallen into place for us this summer, we are so blessed! I found a job just days after living here for the State of Texas. It's a temporary 3 month job and I actually really enjoy it. The best part is I work across the street from the state capitol!

Dallin likes National Instruments and would love it if they offered him a job. I can't really tell you what he does all day because I don't understand it, but I do know he is learning a lot.

We're sad we aren't able to keep in touch as well as we would like, but hopefully we can keep our friends up to date on our lives through our bl0g. Hope to hear from you all soon!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Yay! Blog....hope this works...