Tuesday, September 30, 2008

This is the scariest thing I've ever seen. It's at Thanksgiving Point. Please look.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Well, it's been a while since I've written. You would think more has happened in the amount of time between posts than actually has. We've just been busy with school and work. We're both on campus pretty much from 8-5 most days, then we come home, eat dinner, and study/read books. Pretty boring. Eli's had two big tests so far. He got a 97% on his PD Bio test! He's so smart! This week is kind of a breather. I only have a 5 page paper due on Friday (I should start that) and just readings to do. Hopefully, Eli can get work off on Friday so we can go to his mission reunion in Salt Lake. That would be fun. Last time I went with him I was the only girlfriend there, it was kind of strange, but now I'll be a real wife and I won't have anyone asking me if we're going to get married when we've only been dating for a couple months. People will ask. Trust me. This weekend was really nice though. Eli worked on Friday night. I got to have fun though and went to dinner at the Olive Garden with Emily, Kyle, Megan, Greg, Deena, Jeff, Bianca, Amber, and Janae. Then we went back to Megan and Greg's and had lots of fun conversation about babies and all the weird/gross stuff that goes on with pregnancy and birth. Saturday was such a nice day! We went to help with the Bulldog Breakfast at the high school for the booster club, then Janae came with us for breakfast there. Then Eli and I cleaned the whole house! It is so nice! I love my vacuum, and I love our apartment. It's so nice to have the house completely clean. And it only takes a couple of hours to clean it, deep clean it, because it's so small. I know once we have a real house with a few kids it won't be that easy. Eli always cleans the bathroom and he did the kitchen too. Then Saturday night was the Relief Society Broadcast. I went with Amber and Janae and watched it in the Marriot Center. Then Eli got me and we hung out with his parents and watched more of the office. We're almost done with season 2. We were doing laundry on Saturday and I had it all folded in the basked downstairs with my bra drying on top of it, but no one was there and it was just Eli and I watching T.V. Then we heard a knock at the garage door and we opened it and in piles Josh and about 15 other teenagers back from the homecoming dance. We didn't know they were coming over. They went downstairs and then I realized my bra was sitting right on top of our laundry basket. I was upstairs and I remembered my bra and I tried to make Eli go get it, but he said, "No way, it's your bra!" So I went down and faced the teenagers and they were all saying, "Josh, why did you leave your bra out?" and things of that nature. I swear I heard one of the boys comment about the size. I was blushing, but I grabbed the basket, made a joke, and came back upstairs. I was blushing. Eli laughed a lot.
Can I just say that I love Sundays? We don't have church until 1, so we sleep in, laze around in bed for a while, then I can cook a nice meal, or start something for when we get home, and take my time getting ready. Yesterday we had Eli's parents and Josh over for dinner. I made broccoli and cheese soup in the crockpot, homemade rolls, cooked carrots with honey, salad, and apple dumplings. It was sure good, if I do say so myself. Now I really want an apple dumpling. It was a very nice weekend and I think this will be a good week!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Funny Things

Here are a few funny things that have been told by my biology professor. I must confess that I love this biology class. Even more than one of my English classes. Who'd have thunk it?

"My wife made a new jam this year. Strawberry-Rhubarb. I'm telling you, this jam is so good it makes you want to be celibate. It makes you want to stay home and eat jam all day long."

This semester we're learning all about birds. It's pretty funny. He's shown us clips from Shakespeare in Love and Amadeus, movies that seemingly have nothing to do with birds, but he'll pause it as people are writing with quills and say, "See! We would not have Shakespeare's Sonnets or Mozart's music if it wasn't for birds!!!"

He's fun and it makes biology really interesting and fun. The other day he brought in peaches off his peach tree and threw them out to students and I caught one. It was great! And I get to go birding at 7 in the morning on Saturday. Yay! (That was sarcasm.)

One more thing about this class: one of my "text-books" for it is like the childrens book with the buttons you can press on the side to play sounds, only this plays bird calls that correspond with the page number. Yeah, Eli made fun of me for that. He's lugging around these giant physics and neuroscience text books, and I have a book that plays bird calls. I love being an English major!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Our week of discontent

So last week really sucked for us. Sickness ruled the land of the Rhoads. Not only was it bad being sick, but it was the first week of classes! We were both able to make it on Tuesday, but Wednesday hit us hard and we both stayed home. We had really bad colds. Eli toke the gold in the sneezing and coughing department, but I won in the fever and fatigue category. I was able to make it to work on Thursday and to class on Friday, but poor Eli was out for the count. A fun thing was we both got to take a trip to the health center together last Thursday. We even got matching prescriptions. Awwww! We did get to have some fun this weekend because we started feeling better. We got to see the Indiana Jones Movie at the dollar theater. Awful. I'm ashamed of Indy. And we got to watch the BYU-UW game at Eli's friends house. That was fun. Yesterday they had a regional stake conference for all the stakes in Utah Valley. It was broadcast at all the stake centers, it was really nice. So, today is really our first week of class and we have to get all caught up on what we missed last week, but the first week of classes aren't that hard to catch up to. Well, I'm going to go now! See ya!!!!