Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Thanksgiving break

Boise State gives its students a whole week off for Thanksgiving, they are so kind!  I figured I would be totally bogged down with projects and tests to study, like I was during Spring break. Nope, I'm free as a bird. Well as free as a bird without wings, at least till 3:00pm when Gabriel gets home.  Jimi and I have been keeping ourselves busy with napping (Jimi), reading and crocheting stuff (Me).  So when I received a wonderful email from the Boise Library telling me that I had three new books in, it was like a little piece of Christmas.  I got right out of bed and bundled myself and Jimi up, because its pretty dang chilly out, and headed out to the library. I'm not really sure what library policy is on dogs but they let bums in there so I figured it was cool.  Turns out they don't really care, at least no one said anything to me.  And we were not discrete.  I mean, I tried to be but every freaking kid in the Library felt it was necessary to yell "Oh My Gosh Mom, look, their is a dog in the library!"ha 

Gabe and I are now heading out to find me a book light. This is because it seems to be distracting for Gabe to have a bright light shining in his face while he is trying to sleep because I stay up and read.  Who would have thought? ha 

Friday, November 18, 2011


Jimi and I are currently trapped in our apartment. Apparently, the concert landing between the stairs and our front door is being fixed and we are not allowed to leave.  I stayed home from school so that little Jim didn't have a heart attack with all the noises going on outside our front door. Anyways, I thought it might be fun to occupy our time by writing a blog about Gabe, Jimi and My favorite things.

Activity: Playing Madden with his little bro and/or watching Friday Night Lights with his wife.
Food: garlic bread 
Band: Death Cab For Cutie 
Color: sunset orange 
Movie:  Jumanji 
Book: Morris the Moose and The Hunger Games
Animal: gorilla and giraffe

Activity: Reading and/or going on walks with Gabe and little Jim 
Food: It's more of a drink for me than a food, mountain dew baja blast
Band: Led Zeppelin and/or A Day to Remember
Color: lime green as well as  black 
Movie:  Jurassic Park but Se7en comes in a very close second. 
Book: The Hunger Games although I love Harry Potter a whole freaking lot too.
Animal: I have three; wolves, great white sharks and komodo dragon's.
Also, im incapable of picking just one favorite. 

Activity: Chasing squirrels and geese
Food: peanut butter
Band: Jimi Hendrix 
Color: Red, at least that is what we chose for him. All his stuff is red.
Movie: Anything with dogs barking  
Book: The Hunger Games, like his momma. I read it to him sometimes and he really enjoys it.
Animal: himself 

Friday, November 11, 2011

Keep on Moving

The current apartment we live in is tiny, like, I fully understand the reference "living in a nutshell" now. ha We pretty much choose this apartment for one reason which was the location, which by the way is amazing.  But Gabe and I felt it was time to move into a big kid apartment. Yesterday, we began our search for a new apartment.  After venturing around lots of apartments, we headed over to Chili's for dinner.  Now, usually I have a set meal that I get at pretty much every restaurant we go to.  I'm not a big fan of adventuring when it comes to food.  Last night though, I decided to be spontaneous and try something new besides my usual fajitas.  I made a very bad choice, my food was gross!  I didn't even like the french fries, I mean how do you get french fries wrong.  It was okay though because the appetizer we had before filled me up anyways.  We had fried jalapenos which were glorious, let me tell you.  If you ever get the chance to try some, take it, you will not be disappointed.  Other than my disappointing meal, last night was wonderful just spending time with Gabriel in the nice chilly November air.  Have I mentioned how much I love living in a place where the seasons change? Because I do! 

Picture a Day

It's such a glorious Fall Friday outside, Gabe and I intend to thoroughly enjoy it.
 But I just wanted to post a few pictures and a song for everyone to enjoy. 

Happy Veterans Day! 
Thanks to all those who serve and protect our country as well as our rights. 

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


In my whole college career, which started in fall 2006 ( yeah I know, I have been going to school forever) I have switched my major about ten times. Five of those have been in the last three months.  Since the beginning of fall semester, I have been in a slump, not really sure what I want to do with my life.  The only thing I knew for sure was that I wanted to help people.  This past weekend, Gabe and I went over to our friends, Erin and Jacob's, house for their sweet baby Owen's birthday party. We always end up staying at their house way past our bed times talking, because they have such wonderful incite on life that Gabe and I love to converse with them.  Anyways, I digress, I was talking to Erin about how I just don't know what I want to do with my life  other than the two constants; I want to help people and I love science. Having gone through this same trial herself, she basically told me that life is too short and do what makes you happy.  It's kinda crazy how after months of deliberation, this simple statement made up my mind.  Gabe and I went home at 1:30 AM ( told you we stay till after our bed time ) but instead of going to bed, I got out the school catalog.  I started looking at the different science majors that were available, my very first choice was Biology, because it is my absolute favorite science but it required me to take calculus, more chem and physics.  All three of those subjects are the parts of science I loath, but I didn't give up and I kept searching.  Then for some unknown reason, I flipped to the back of the catalog to the Psychology department.  I have always loved Psychology.  I actually had changed my major to it before, a long time ago, but changed it back to Nursing.  For some reason, that night, I took another gander at the major.  Now, having gone to school for almost five years, I've taken plenty of random but wonderful classes, which everyone ragged on me for taking, saying that they were pointless.  Well, this Psychology degree accepts and needs all of them.  I mean, what are the odds of that?  Take that all you naysayers. ha  In addition to accepting all my previous random classes, with this degree, I also need 12 more upper division elective classes.  Translation: four more wonderfully random classes for me to take.  I've already got the next year and a half sketched out. Thanks to Erin's wise words and my kind and helpful husband, I have found a major that I am completely happy with and can't wait to start come January next year!!