Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Couple Crushes

Finally, after a year of being married, I am developing couple crushes.
Let me explain:
When you are single, it is so much easier to make friends.

Why?

Because you (one person) only has to click with one other person.
1 friend + 1 friend = friends.

See? Easy.

But when you get married... You have to find someone you like, then meet their spouse and like them. Then your spouse has to meet them and like both of them. And each of them has to like each of you and....

Well, you can see how making friends becomes exponentially more difficult.

So, I have spent the last year feeling pretty socially awkward- thinking to myself, "Ok, how in the world did I forget to make friends?" This is kindergarten stuff. But kindergartners don't have spouses, so....

Anyway, back to my new term - "couple crushes."

Why do I call it this? Well, let's first take a trip down memory lane.

I am single. I meet a boy. I think this boy is nice and cute. I want to get to know this boy better. I think we could hit it off.

I am crushin'.

Then I start thinking of ways that I could hang out with this boy more, without seeming too desperate of course. So I invite him to "game night" or "movie night" or treat night" or "some lamely themed night" at my apartment.

Later, boy calls me for a date. AH! I already have plans. But I really want to go out with boy. And I surely don't want him to think that I am making up some silly excuse not to go out with him. Because I am not! So I try to phrase what I say very carefully to ensure that he will try again another time.... soon.

And these are just some of the crazy things you do when you have a boy crush.

Back to couple crushes.

Now that I am married (to my ultimate boy crush I might add), I find myself doing the same crazy things when I meet other couples that I like.

Making up lame excuses like...

or...

And then, let's just say one of my couple crushes calls my hubby and I to do something. And--AH! We already have plans! But I really like this couple and I don't want them to think that we are avoiding being couple friends with them. Because we're not! So I spout off the same old routine speech that I used to give when I was single...

So much for not trying to sound desperate, right?

I don't know, maybe this is just me.

Have you experienced the crazy effects of "couple crushes" too?

Thursday, January 19, 2012

I Love Love


I'm feeling an itch to create something like this again. Who's in?

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Hello, 2012.

You're here already?

Oh. Well, good.

My #1 New Year's resolution is....
TO BE BETTER about taking pictures.
I did not take a single picture over Christmas break.

Zero. Zip. Zilch. None-zo.

Sad.

We did, however, have a wonderful Christmas break!

I got out of school at noon on the 21st and we headed to my parents' house in Farmington. Unfortunately, that night I came down with the flu. Worst flu I have ever had, in fact. So bad that I thought it was food poisoning. The kind of flu where you sleep on the bathroom floor. And you don't even care. And husband was so, so good to me! He cuddled me and stroked my head. And what did I give him in return?

The flu. Aren't I nice?

So then I cuddled him and stroked his head. And we spent the next few days sipping ginger ale, eating ramen noodles, and watching Lord of the Rings (all three movies) together. Merry stinkin' Christmas.

But after that, it was all uphill! On the 22nd, we had the Whiting Christmas party. I didn't get to participate, but I heard it was lovely. Mother made a fabulous dinner- shredded sweet pork salad (I got to enjoy the leftovers a few days later.) Christmas Eve, we spent a wonderful evening at mom's parents' house.

That night Tyler and I headed back up to Logan to spend our first Christmas Eve night together. We dragged our mattress into the living room, turned on the tree lights, and watched "Home Alone." Love.

After opening presents together Christmas morning, we headed back down to Farmington to open presents with my family. Then headed to West Jordan to open presents with Tyler's family. That night we headed to his grandma's house where we enjoyed dinner, slideshows, presents, and caroling. We spent the next few days at the Gish's and had a great time. The highlight had to be the game "Just Dance" on the Wii.

Have you played it? It is fabulous! So entertaining to play and watch. I think the best part about this game is that when you are playing, you actually feel like you're a good dancer. You follow the moves and the beat and it tells you, "Good!" and "Perfect!"

And then you see the video of yourself. Reality check.

I am no dancer. I am just a goob with a controller in my hand, waving my arms around.

But still. so. fun. Observe:
video

And if you didn't like that, there's nothing like watching 4 young adult males dancing together.

video

Overall, it was just nice to take a break and spend time with family. Doesn't get better than that, right?

And we may have bought "Just Dance" for ourselves... And our neighbors below just love it when we play...