Thursday, March 8, 2012

Highlight of my Day

Highlight of my Day
-being called a "Alabaster Goddess" by a homeless man while downtown. Nice to know I still haven't lost that winter glow.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Finally Getting a Puppy!

Introducing 

GRENDEL HALLSTROM


Breed: Havacobetan (2 parts Havanese, 1 part Cocker Spaneil, and 1 part Tibetan Terrier)
Personality: Social, Friendly, Smart, Cuddly, Stubborn, and Curious
Likes: Chewing, Toys, Learning New Things, Cheese, Meeting Friends at the Vet, and Her New Family
Dislikes: Peanut Butter, Wind, and The Blow-Dryer
Skills: Barking at Her Reflection in the Sliding Glass Door and Protecting Her Family from Other Imaginary Threats, Sleeping Quietly in Her Crate, Being Brave While Getting Shots, and Sitting on Command

Friday, January 20, 2012

A Quasi-Birth Announcement

It's official.  After much anticipation and second-questioning we are no longer putting it off. We've been considering this for a while but have been held back by a few major concerns: 1. Money 2. Responsibility 3. My Tendency to Over-think/Fret 4. Adjusting to a New Town, New Job, New School, and New Schedule.

Dave and I are seriously looking for a dog.

We got the courage to take the plunge after we had the chance to pet-sit for our friends Kat and John. They have a bichon-maltese mix named Chipper and he is the cutest. Even though we only watched him for the weekend, after he was gone we both started remarking how we missed him. One week later and we visited every shelter in town in search of an adoptee. Our living arrangements limit the size and type of breed that we can get so it is still a work in progress, but we're expecting to add a new member to our family soon! In the meantime, any name suggestions for the potential Hallstrom are welcome. Dave is leaning towards Plato (mostly because he thinks it will be funny when little kids get confused and think its name is Play-dough) but I am not really sold on anything yet.

Looking Back at 2011 and New Years Resolutions for 2012

I know it's a little late but...happy new years and hooray for 2012! Hopefully this year will bring just as much excitement and fun as last year. 2011 will be hard to beat--moving across the country, graduating from college, student teaching, and starting law school were pretty big deals. I still have a feeling that 2012  has a few things tucked up its sleeve (like finally actually getting a puppy...consider that a teaser).
We'll have to wait and see what happens, but it is a new year and that means new goals. I am a firm believer in setting goals at any point during the year (why wait right?) so many of my resolutions are simply continuations of things I've already been working on (exercising being a somewhat perpetual one of late). Still, I enjoy hearing about other people's plans for change and thought I'd share a couple of ours. One that I am particularly excited about is our goal to attend the temple once a month. We have not been since we've moved out here, and I think it will be a nice boost. Plus, we are going to get yearly passes to Universal Studios so that we can give ourselves a little extra incentive to make it down to Orlando. (Only twelve dollars a month! That's cheaper than going to the movies!) One of my personal goals is to read a book each month. So far I've blown that one out of the water--you can check out of my good reads account for proof! Anyone else have any resolutions that they're excited about--or already dropped?

Christmas, Crafts, and Law School Finals