Sunday, November 30, 2008

Turkey Bowl

Every Thanksgiving, Hurricane has a football game for Hurricane Alumni or those living in town. The game consists of full pads and the whole deal. The teams are divided by married and single men. Jarv and Cody are on opposite teams and have been talking crap to each other all week long. It was super crappy weather. The game ended up with singles winning 12-7. Darnit, Jarv had to swallow that one. He is still stiff, but you can bet that he'll still play next year! He says that it's probably one of the funnest things that he does and really looks forward to it every year.

Nice bum, where ya from!?

Friday, November 21, 2008

Saturday the 15th, we picked up Cody from the airport. Kinda crazy that it has been 2 years! His homecoming talk is Sunday... It's fun to have him home. Haylee was pretty scared of Cody when he first came down the escalator, but later in the car, she decided that she really liked him and kept giving him hugs.

Monday, November 3, 2008


4 Random things I love about my husband
1- He is such a smarty pants! I love that he is motivated to do well in school and is so super smart!
2-Softball is a love/hate relationship. I love that he is so passionate about sports and that he is athletic, but I hate going to tournaments on my weekends off.
3- I love when he winks at me; it is the cutest thing ever! No one winks quite like him.
4- I love it when he laughs... he really doesn't laugh all that much even when he thinks something is funny, he'll just smile. But if he thinks that it's really funny, he has this little chuckle/giggle and I love it! I also love that he has to make himself laugh in pictures so that he doesn't look stupid... I just think that he is really cute...

4 Jobs I've had
1- Old Navy
2- Dillards
3- Convergys HR internship
4- Target

4 Movies I've watched more than once
1- Lord of the Rings (dang Jarv's extended version!)
2- 13 Going on 30
3- Wayne's World
4- Dumb and Dumber

4 TV shows I watch
1- Law and Order SVU
2- CSI
3- Las Vegas
4- Just Shoot Me (at lunch with Mark)

4 places I have been
2-New York
3-Delaware (yeah, I know... super cool)

4 places I have lived
1- Huntington, UT
2- Logan, UT
3- Aggie Village, Logan, UT
4- Hurricane, UT... soon to add to the list: Washington, UT

4 of my favortite foods
1- mashed potatoes and gravy
2- German/oven pancakes
3- fried zuccinis
4- green bean and cream of mushroom soup casserole

4 places I would like to visit
1- El Salvador
2- Hawaii
3- Alaska
4- Australia

4 people I tag
1- Moke
2- Holly
3- Misty
4- Andrea

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

For real home owners now!

So just yesterday, Jarv and I found out that we are home owners! It's kinda a crazy story too...

So we had bid on the house in Coral Canyon that we had mentioned in a recent post. Things were looking pretty good for us getting that house, but it was on a short sale and was taking forever! So we started looking around at other houses. We found this other house last Tuesday that we really liked, and even better, it wasn't on a short sale! It needs work, but it has a lot more potential to be a super cute house. Anyways, so we put in a bid on the house that same day.

On Thursday, we found out that at the last minute, someone had put a bid in for cash! Yeah, I know, I couldn't believe it... So today we thought that we hadn't gotten the house and weren't hoping for anything. But then, we got a call today telling us that the cash deal had fallen through so the bank decided to sell it to us! We are so excited! This is it... like I said, it'll need some love; the yard is like completely dead. That tends to happen when no one has lived there for 5 months. I'm kinda diggin the palm tree though.

Isn't that front window so cute?! I loved that! The entrance way and throughout the house has hardwood floors. The paint inside right now is like mint green -yeah, I know; that'll be fixed immediately!- When we move in, we'll have to have a party for everyone to see. But really, we are so excited!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Just for Moke...

I am...............Mandi, Mand, Mandi-Pandi, Mandi-Candy, Special Sweetheart (that was my Grandpa's name for me... and wierdly enough, Jarv calls me that without even knowing that was what my Grandpa called me)

I want...........To know my job! I'm tired of being on the learning curve!

I have...........a really great life; I look back on things and am really blessed... I have a really great fam with super great in-laws; I really lucked out with that one.

I wish...........We could find a house that we both agree on and that is in our price range.

I hate...........That I constantly feel unconfident and inadaquate at my job, but my boss keeps on telling me that I'm doing great.

I fear............That I'll lose this job and that we won't be able to get this house!

I hear...........some crazy crap from applicants and employees at work! Just because I'm HR doesn't mean that people should tell me some of the things that they do!

I always.......get ready for the day even if I have absolutely nothing going on for the day; it makes me feel better about myself.

I miss..........being little and not having to have a career.

I love...........Jarv, softball, and combining both of those is the best thing ever!

I never........wash the outside of my car; I think it's a pain in the butt and lots of times, Jarv ends up doing it cuz it drives him crazy!

I on time to work! This is a huge prob that I really need to work on!

I cry............because of stress! But also in movies... and books... and TV shows... I'm ridiculous!

I am not always..........a sweetheart & the nicest person ever, despite what everyone thinks at work.

I I just lose it sometimes. Like right now, I think I'm slowly falling to pieces.

I am confused............why Jarv married me; I've seen his exes...

I let Jarv know more how much I appreciate him and all that he does; he really is great.

I folding laundry.

I dream..............about having a house, Jarv finishing school, and being able to be stress free (does that ever happen?)!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008


I'd just like to vent for a lil bit... So, as you know, I started a new job as the HR Manager at Target at the beginning of September. I really like it; it encompasses all the things in HR that I wanted to be doing. It keeps me super busy; I have over 130 employees and they keep me hoppin with schedules, time off, etc.

Another part of my job is closing one night a week and being the only manager on duty. Can I just say that this stresses me out beyond belief!? I'm a wreck the whole night, while still trying to be completely nice and friendly with the employees... Then, even after the building is closed and the alarm system is up, I stress about it the whole drive home and then I can't sleep at night! I am going crazy! So if anyone has any good ideas as to how I can relax and wind down, then that would be fabulous! It would be great for my sake... and poor Jarv's sake.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

New home owners?!

I know you all have been dieing to know the status of our house hunting! Well here it is... we have put in a bid for a cute lil house in Coral Canyon. It's a short sale, which, who knew, is not short at all, but super long! We are waiting for the bank to appraise the house and then we are hoping to hear something this week... Hopefully whatev we hear will be good news!

Isn't it super cute?! We think so... but if we don't get it, then it's not that cute. haha... but really.

I think the kitchen is what I fell in love with... I love the stain color of the cabinets and the color of the counter top! Plus, you can't really tell from pics, the kitchen has tile and the rest of the house has hardwood floors!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Melon Days Tourny

This past weekend, we went to Green River so that Jarv could play with his men's team in the Melon Days softball tournament. They played really well this year! The boys ended up playing at 2 in the morning and getting 3rd place out of a whole bunch of teams! They were all exhausted after, but they'll prob be back again next year! And ps, they have a super great wives' club that are pretty dang good at being the cheer section!

Takin a little break between games; it got a little windy and cold there at the end...

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Our First Home?

Yeah... we know that we haven't found it yet, but Jarv and I are currently in the market for our first house! Aaahhh! I know; exciting/crazy! We will most definitely post a pic as soon as we find the one!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

The Bees game

These are our friends Holly and Ian; we love them! They lived in Grantsville this summer so we planned a trip to meet them at the Bees game. It was really fun. The only times that we really get to see them now is if Ian and Jarv plan softball tournaments to play in... so really, it doesn't worry Holly and I... we know we'll get to hang out plenty as long as softball is involved! Holly and I are Jarv and Ian's second loves! haha

Friday, August 22, 2008

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

A little about us...

Jarv and I met in Logan in 2006. We lived in the same housing complex and ward. We originally met at a ward activity and talked until Jarv ditched me for an old mish comp! Seriously... Later that next week, our housing complex went to play night games. Jarv claims that he didn't want to go and play until he saw that I was going to go play so that's why he went. During the course of the games, I jammed my finger. I was complaining about it saying that if I had a Pepsi I would feel lots better... so later that night, Jarv took me to buy a Pepsi. Who knew it would be that easy for me to fall in love with him?!