Thursday, November 4, 2010

Summin' Up Our Summer

We watch the season pull up its own stakes

And catch the last weekend of the last week

Before the gold and the glimmer have been replaced

Another sun soaked season fades away...


It's always a bummer when it hits you that summer is drawing to a close...or actually, when you've put off writing a blog post about it til November...and this post has been saved in your drafts since August. Not to mention, the reality that I live in Utah now and I've realized the summer is LONG over thanks to the first winter snow! Chad and I have been SO busy, but we have made sure to have some fun amidst the craziness of school, work and everything else that gets in the way of being able to update this freaking blog.

First things first...WE LOVE OUR HOME!!!!! We love having our own happy little place to come home to! Our landlord doesn't want us to put in any new nail holes in the wall...so I've been having some issues trying to decorate! But...it's coming along I suppose!

Second...we are striving to maintain a balance between being play-a-holics and work-a-holics. Chad's working at a call center in Orem part-time and studies for school so much it has to be unhealthy. But, he's pulling off straight A's so he can get into nursing school and then nurse anesthetist school which is sure making the wifey proud! I often encourage him to invent something awesome like the guy who invented post-it notes or bottled water, so he doesn't have to go to school anymore and can call it good. So far, all he's come up with is getting certified/licensed to conduct online marriage ceremonies via Skype or something. Which isn't as necessarily as ingenius as bottled water, but it's a start. Patent pending. Patent pending.


In September I started working for a local alarm company in Orem called NorthStar Alarm as the new marketing and communications specialist! Just FYI, if you or your hubbies or friends are looking to make bank next summer, look into selling for NorthStar. They offer the highest commission rates and they have the longevity to prove they can and will pay their sales reps residual income...even after they stop working for NorthStar. There's a guy who gets paid over $90,000/year just in residual, passive income. It's hard work during the 4 months you work, but the reps I've talked to say it's so worth it. One of the guys was saying that he jumped around to different summer sales companies for 5 years and has stuck with NorthStar because they pay him exactly what they say they will and they offer residual income. Anyway, let me know if you're interested and I'll get you in touch with one of the sales managers! I'll shut up now.



The president of the company also owns Coneys Frozen Custard, so I help with the PR and marketing for the Orem location and the new American Fork location. There's a grand opening for the second location in AF on Nov. 13th, so I've been pretty busy with getting everything ready for that! But I'm excited to finally see everything starting to come to fruition!



And then there's Chad who's the ultimate save-a-holic. Even if he forgets his lunch, he'll patiently wait until dinner to eat just so he doesn't spend money on food. Then there's me who often forgets to pack a lunch for work on purpose so I can have an excuse to go to Panda Express and get my usual order of a Panda Bowl with Chow Mein and Beijing Beef. Mmm. Yes....I know I suck. Don't judge me.




Honeymoon. Yuba. Camping. St George. Random.
These five categories above will now be briefly overviewed with enough pictures to last you another 4 months or until I stop being so lame and update my blog more frequently!




Disneyland!!!!!!


















St. George with the Lyons!!





Drinkin Yerba Mate with Andrea and Lando


Badminton with Aubree and Sean!





1st camping trip! We got hooked up with a giant tent and tons of camping stuff at our wedding, so we were pretty excited to go!





This is the only picture from when Chad and I went to Park City for my 21st b day...I left my camera in the car! We went clubbing at Harry-O's in PC and it was awesome...haha.

Lake Trip to Yuba with Chad's friends!!













Chowing down a giant plate of nachos at some random restaurant on the "STRIP" (haha Jamie, Jazz and Jackie will understand...) in Huntington Beach!



Best part of this picture: the nachos were free.




Las Vegas!!!



On our honeymoon we basically ate McDonalds everyday because we were on a pretty tight budget...but, the reason we are SO happy in the pictures below is because we finally decided to splurge and eat a GOOD dinner on the last night of our honeymoon when we stopped in Vegas for a night!















Because I still wasn't 21 when we were in Vegas, I always got kicked out of the casinos and couldn't even stand in the bars....so we had to drink this one in our room. Pathetic, I know!



Huntington Beach Pier!!




Au revoir!