February 26, 2008

A Great Weekend

This past weekend Cody and I went to Show Low for a little get away and to see my parents. All week I was so excited to just leave. I bout drove my boss crazy and Cody for that matter. Well after leaving 30 minutes after planned, we were on our way. We made the boring journey across the reservation but time flies when I ride with Cody. We always find something to talk about and other times we just sit there holding hands. Well we finally got to Show Low even through a bit of a storm but we made it safely. We went to Kaylee and Matt's reception which was very cute. I actually cried...don't really know why. When we left there, we went to dinner at Licano's and probably made fools of ourselves but it was worth it. Mom and I started talking about all of our cleaning experiences and we tried to do the silent laugh but definitely couldn't. I don't know which story was the best. There is the one where dad was opening the gate in the lightning storm and I honked the horn and he jumped and then chucked the keys at the windshield. Or when he had gone to the doctor one day and the doctor told him his weight was dangerous and he was a time bomb. That night he was going slow and I was trying to talk to him about losing weight and he pretended to have a heart attack by grabbing his heart and saying, "My heart my heart." I said, "Dad thats not what you would say if you had a heart attack." "Oh yeah Danica, what would I say?" "Oh Sh*t!" Oh such good times we had! The waiter probably thought mom was drunk...no just water. LDS fun. Before we ordered I had taken the menu insert and set it on the bench out of my way and forgot to give it to the waiter when he took our order so before we left I handed it to him and he kinda mumbled how his friend got his favorite pizza joint's menu tatooed on his back. I was just like, "really wow." He walked off and mom leaned over, "what did he say?" "I really have no idea!" But Dad cleared it up for us. We went home after the waiter took our chips and quit giving us refills...clearly he had plans to get out of there! Mom and I painted our toe nails and then we all just laid around because we were too stuffed to move. Saturday Cody and I woke up early and went to do a session at the temple. It was awfully cold but it was so nice to go to the temple. It is such a peaceful feeling. When we got back home we went to lunch and then to one store to buy some pants. Dad left for the valley to go to the hockey game and we got the quilt put on, made a Wal-Mart run to get 3 things but we ended up with a cart full. Isn't that funny how that works? We started the quilt and Cody would come check on us every once in a while and he admired my mom's straight lines and then he would come to where I was working and he said, "I guess the straight thing is over rated." So sweet. Sunday we went to church and enjoyed Dad's lesson. He is an amazing teacher and doesn't give himself enough credit but I love when he teaches! Mom cooked some amazing round steak w/ mashed potatoes and gravy and a cake with the fluffy frosting. Once again, we stuffed ourselves. We got about 1/3 of the quilt done. I'm sure they'll have it done by the time I get back up to Show Low. About 3:30 we finally pulled out of the driveway and I was waving bye I was biting my tongue so hard so that I wouldn't cry but it was inevitable...I did. We got home, killed a scorpion on the wall, Cody did homework, we went and cleaned, and I cried some more about how amazing our weekend was and how when I go home I love the feeling I have. My parents are the best! I love you guys.

February 20, 2008

My Name

What Danica Means
You are balanced, orderly, and organized. You like your ducks in a row.
You are powerful and competent, especially in the workplace.
People can see you as stubborn and headstrong. You definitely have a dominant personality.

You are usually the best at everything ... you strive for perfection.
You are confident, authoritative, and aggressive.
You have the classic "Type A" personality.

You are very intuitive and wise. You understand the world better than most people.
You also have a very active imagination. You often get carried away with your thoughts.
You are prone to a little paranoia and jealousy. You sometimes go overboard in interpreting signals.

You tend to be pretty tightly wound. It's easy to get you excited... which can be a good or bad thing.
You have a lot of enthusiasm, but it fades rather quickly. You don't stick with any one thing for very long.
You have the drive to accomplish a lot in a short amount of time. Your biggest problem is making sure you finish the projects you start.

You are very open. You communicate well, and you connect with other people easily.
You are a naturally creative person. Ideas just flow from your mind.
A true chameleon, you are many things at different points in your life. You are very adaptable.

Freakishly true!

February 6, 2008

Abby and Cody watching the Disney channel.
Braden watching TV and trying to figure out how batteries make things work. Smart kid.
Logan just being his lovable self!
The finished product!...well the top anyway.
My floor isn't big enough or I would lay it out flat.

February 1, 2008

Two Stories

So last nite we had to babysit. We bathed the kids, got them ready for bed and they were nice and snuggly. I decided I had to go to the bathroom so I went. Before I even sat down I noticed there was a lot of paper in the toilet but figured it wasn't enough to plug it up...boy was I wrong!...It was already plugged. So I did my thing, reached back to flush it. Then I never heard the toilet gargling noise so I looked back and nope, it was about to run over. I grabbed the plunger, pants still around my ankles and start plunging...of course I'm standing right over the toilet. I don't know if it was the operator of it was the plunger but somehow the plunger like bent totally up and then snapped down and all that water came up on my face! I just started screaming! "OH MY GOSH! OH MY GOSH!" I hear Cody saying, "what what"...but never runs to see if I'm ok. I immediately start scrubbing my face and then started laughing! I couldn't believe it tho!

THEN we went to go clean afterwards and it was about 9:30 when we got there. We always have a bit of a problem unlocking the door. I was looking down while Cody fiddled with the lock and I was just talking my little heart out...as usual. I looked up right when there was a guy dressed in dark clothes standing on the opposite side of the door. I screamed and jumped back! The guy kinda chuckled and said, "I was just trying to help you unlock the door. I could hear you trying to get in." I was so embarrassed because Cody knows this guy and just how I totally jumped back and all four limbs managed to go in the air at separate times! Awful! My little heart was going a mile a minute after that and for the rest of the night I was jumpy. I guess it was a good laugh but man, thats why I never go clean by myself...I hate being scared.

That story reminds me of another story. When I helped clean the DES building in Show Low, I was taking the garbage bags out to the dumpster, which I always hated because I always thought there would be bums out there that would get me or better yet, an Indian Brave (I know weird, but I've always be afraid of Indian Braves). Well my mom hid around the corner of the dumpster and jumped out as I was closing the lid and said, "do you need any help?" I bout lost it...matter of fact, I think I did. I was freaked out. Period. She started laughing so hard and had to run to the bathroom!