Sunday, May 11, 2008

Update and other stuff. . .

Okay, I've put it off long enough. It's time for an update, I suppose. My parents have been gone for about a month now and I'm sorry to say that the house doesn't look much different from when they left. We had made a lot of progress in getting things organized and put away and then we decided to go shopping and use the gift cards we got for the wedding. We now have piles of stuff all over again and are trying to get things put away. In addition, we continue to get massive amounts of wedding gifts in the mail everyday. Funny thing is, they're not ours. Jared's old roommate is getting married next weekend and they asked if they could use our address as the shipping address for their gifts because it's a better address for packages to be delivered to. So along with our piles of stuff, we also have their piles of stuff. We'll be very happy when they get back from their honeymoon. Marriage is fun, though, and in spite of the messy house, Jared and I are enjoying life. We're also getting to know people in our new ward. It's definitely been interesting getting used to a family ward after being in a singles ward for so long. Today all of the primary children sang for Mother's Day during Sacrament Meeting, though, and it was awesome! One kid got up there and just rested his chin in his hand while he waited for the singing to start. Then when the singing started, he just sang with his chin resting in his hand. That's why I like family wards!

We have been pretty busy since we got back from the honeymoon, though, and we're trying to make the most of the few free weekends we have. This month will be particularly bad for me since I have to work 3 saturdays and Jared will soon be getting busier at work, too. There aren't enough hours in the day to get everything done. We have found some time for fun, though. Last night we went up to San Francisco for Kaboom. It's a big fireworks show that this radio station puts on for listener appreciation. We had lots of fun, but the fog was so thick that half of the fireworks were obscured from view. It was fun to see the sky turn different colors, though, even if we couldn't see the actual fireworks.



After the fireworks we went to the Cutlers' for band practice. And by band practice, I mean playing Rock Band. I am not a big fan of video games. I play them on occasion, but they seldom keep my interest for very long. I think I have found my video game weakness. It started with Guitar Hero. I didn't have much desire to play it, but when I did, I was totally hooked. Until last night, I had never played Rock Band. Just when I thought Guitar Hero was the only video game I would ever need, along comes Rock Band. Never have video games been so much fun! We played far too late into the night and had an awesome time! Lenessa and Dave, can we be in your band? We want to practice!

So, that's the update. I also did not do a favorite item of the week on Friday, so here it is:


Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream. This is actually not a new discovery. I discovered this a couple years ago and immediately realized that this is the best hand lotion that money can buy. I have not tried anything else since I discovered it. Don't believe me? Fine. Enjoy your chapped, cracked, scaly hands.

5 comments:

Jeff and Amy said...

I have got to try out that hand cream. I am suffering from some major dry, cracked hands. Thanks for the tip!

Andrea said...

I'm with you on Rock Band. Our neighbors have it, and I had tried Guitar Hero. It was fine, though I wasn't great. But, even though I didn't actually try Rock Band (lots of people were there and I didn't want to make a fool of myself in front of them) it was way more interesting to watch. It's like karaoke and more, and it was AWESOME watching Matt be the drummer (he is great at the guitar--drums need a bit of work).

Ashlee said...

I LOVE ROCKBAND!!! It is possibly one of the best games ever! I've only played it once, but dang, a lot of fun. The drums are my favorite. I was too intimidated by the guitar so I didn't try it, but I like the singing part too.

LJ said...

uh duh. Of course you can be in the band! We're alway shere!

Kim said...

Hey, I wanna be invited to play Rock Band!! It is so much fun. Good job going on dates after getting married--keep doing that:).