Tuesday, February 28, 2012


I'm getting tired of the computer. Like, why am I on here right now? Blogging makes me feel like I think I'm more important than I am, and facebook wastes my time. How did it become a part of my daily routine? I think I'm going to go on sabbatical. I'm starting yoga training on Saturday, and I need to concentrate on my chakras.

Here's a preview of Grace's birthday party. It's going to be a hit.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Books and Birthday's

I've been wanting a bookshelf for a few years now. I love the way books look all lined up in a row or stacked in a pile. Like I think it might be the most beautiful thing ever. They are expensive though, and I've had to wait, but we finally got one. We don't have enough books to fill it up yet, but I went to D.I. yesterday and bought some old hardbacks to fill some space. I love it. I've been arranging and rearranging shelves until I can get them perfect.

Grace's birthday is coming up. I have no idea what to do for her party. I had an idea for a tea party with all mismatching tea sets, but Jeff didn't like that idea, and finding a bunch of old tea sets sounds like a lot of work. If anybody has any first birthday ideas please share. Grace is getting so big all of the sudden. She's just about ready to walk. She keeps standing up all by herself, and then she'll squat down, and then stand up again, over and over. She just hasn't quite figured out how to move forward without holding onto her walker. Soon though. We had a picture dryspell for a while, so I've been overcompensating. Enjoy.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

No subject

Yesterday I found a toenail in my hair. It's normal. At our house the dog is always running crazy with something she shouldn't have in her mouth. Grace cleans out every drawer and cupboard she can find, and I follow behind her replacing everything, all day, every day. Sometimes dinner is at 5:00 and sometimes it's at 10:00, and sometimes it doesn't ever happen. We never have clothes on. We never have enough milk. The dog drinks out of the toilet, and lately, so does Grace. We are always yelling. The dog is always barking. I'm always cleaning, but it's always a mess. Grace's toys are all broken, because Sadie tries to eat them. I can never find a bobby pin, or my phone. It's chaos, and I love it.

So on Tuesday I went to the studio where I was planning on doing my yoga training to pay and sign up. I had never been there before, and when I drove up I didn't even see it. I had to turn around and come back and look again, and then pull in the driveway, and walk up the sidewalk and look again. Finally I noticed it, between a smoke shop and a tattoo parlor. I think the bums out front were blocking the little sign in the window. I looked around for a while, and finally found the door in an alley between buildings. The door was locked, so I just stood out there wondering if I should run or fight when the bums tried to mug me. Finally the owner came to the door, and asked if I was Megan. I said yeah, and she said, "Do you want me to take the baby?" I was holding Grace, and I instantly thought she was going to kidnap her. I realized she meant because I had to take my shoes off to come in. So after I did that I went inside, and looked around. The whole place was just one big room with no mirrors, no pictures, no paint, and black paper over the windows. All I could think about was how I was going to smell like incense for the rest of the day. This place was either so deep in yoga, or a total scam, so I told the lady that I wasn't sure if this was what I was looking for, and I left. I was so sad. I came home and looked online at a bunch of different yoga schools, and couldn't find anything that would work with my schedule. That night I went to my regular yoga class, and afterwards I was talking to the instructor who is also the owner of the studio. I was asking if she could recommend any good schools in the area, and guess which one was at the top of her list. Integrated School of Yoga. The place I had just come from. She said that she hires alot of teachers that graduate from there, and that she actually trained the teacher. So I went back yesterday, had a way good talk with the owner, signed up, and paid $1100. So I start in 2 weeks. You guys, this is the real deal. None of this It's Yoga Utah crap. This isn't Yoga Alliance certification, it's international certification, which means I can teach outside the country. They teach 7 different types of yoga, and instead of a 4 week program, it's a 6 month program. I'm super excited. Now on to why I'm really here...

Check out that booty in those jeans. Love. And also, this is Grace's first time watching TV. I think she likes it.

All she can think of is getting that headband off.

The tantrum after the headband fight.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Valentines magic

Somebody called me this morning and asked me to substitute for their primary class tomorrow. Is this a punishment for saying some swear words yesterday?

So the other day Jeff told me that he was getting me something "risky" for Valentines Day. I was pleasantly surprised, because we don't usually celebrate Valentines Day. We think it's kind of lame, and if anything, I just give Jeff us gifts that I've been wanting for a while. Then yesterday when we were at Costco Jeff asked me if I wanted him to tell me what he was getting me, I was like, yeah tell me. That's how we do gifts in this family. And then he told me that he's getting me a Kindle Fire! I don't really know what that is, besides you can read books on it or something, but I'm super excited. I think he said that it has the internet. What? What the heck? Since when can you just have internet on everything?

We got a new T.V. when we moved to Grantsville, and since Jeff started his new job at Harmon he's been getting new theater equipment. His latest purchase was a blue ray player that also has internet or something. I don't understand. All I know is we watched like five movies last night, and we never even had to go to redbox. I felt guilty. Like I had been doing something really bad all night. I haven't had TV for so long that watching it now is weird to me. I kept getting up every few minutes to wash a bowl or put something away. Like how many productive things could I have done in the time it took us to finish a movie? And also, I can't sit still for very long. Plus, do you know how much porn I saw while I was browsing through movies? It's sad. Is this what everyone has in their homes all the time? Instant private access to nudies? I don't like it. I don't like TV and I don't like internet. I want to go back to the time when everyone lived in huts and scavenged for wild berries. Like Oregon Trail. But on beginner level.

Anyway, this is me in a few days.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

For reals this time

So this past couple months have been a little bit crazy. I'll try to catch you up. I think the last post was around Halloween-time. Some time before Christmas Jeff received an offer to take a little break from accounting, and sell solar panels in New Jersey. We would have to move just after Christmas, and wouldn't be able to take much with us. We decided to take it, and posted our house and all of our furniture on KSL. The house rented out quickly, and we found buyers for all of our living room furniture. We decided we would keep everything else in the basement for when we moved back. Because our new renters wanted to move in the beginning of December, we packed up everything and went to stay at my mom's for a few weeks. Jeff had finished his contract at Tai Pan Trading, so he was receiving unemployment, and was required to apply for 4 jobs a week. He got a call from one of the jobs he applied for, and went in for an interview. Knowing that we were moving to New Jersey in a month, he didn't try to make a very good impression. Somehow they still loved him, and wanted to offer him the job. He declined, and we kept getting ready for New Jersey. There were so many plans to make since Grace couldn't drive and Sadie couldn't fly. We were trying to figure out how to get everybody there, with as much stuff as possible, without spending a ton of money. Sometime in there Jeff went on a trip to NJ for a week trial knocking doors. We all missed each other so much. It was an awful week. He did get one sale though, and that was pretty good for his first time doing door to door sales. When he got back we kept figuring out plans, it all started feeling so chaotic, and I didn't have a very good feeling about it anymore. We talked about staying in Utah, and that started becoming more of an option. In the meantime, Jeff received an email from the lady who interviewed him for that job telling him how dissappointed she was that he was taking another offer. We talked and prayed alot about our different options, and Jeff decided to give that lady a call. She said that the job was still available, and wanted him to come in and meet with a few more people. They offered him the job again, and he took it. They even offered him the high end of his salary request, so that was really nice. We celebrated Christmas at my Mom's, and started looking around Sandy for a house to rent. We found one that we loved, and moved in about 2 weeks ago. Jeff has been at his new job for almost a month now. He is really liking it. I am finally enrolling in yoga teacher training. My classes will start in March, and I'm super excited. It has been put off for years now, and I'm happy to finally just get it done. That means no more babies for at least 6 more months. Which is fine. Grace and Sadie keep me busy enough. I know, I include my dog as if she's another child. But she is. Grace is standing up all by herself now, and will probably be walking any day. She's just a little over 10 months, so I need to start planning her birthday party. I can't believe she's almost a year already. I always hear that time flies, and it totally does. She still only says mama, which is fine with me. She has all her front teeth now, and they're crazy! Like we better start saving for braces now. We love her so much! I got a chance to go to the temple with my mom this week, and the whole time I just kept thinking about how much I love my family. But I won't talk about that, because then I'll be one of those people I hate. So anyway, that pretty much catches us up to now. I'll try to blog more often from now on.