Sunday, November 8, 2009

Musical Rut (this is for you Jamie)

My latest excuse for not blogging : Our camera broke :( and I hate to blog without any pictures. So I've been avoiding it, I can't show you the amazing owl pumpkin I carved, nor the blackout Utes game we went to on Halloween or any of our other latest happenings.

I Mckesley Anne have something to confess, I have been in a dark musical rut. Nothing on I tunes stood out to me, I would by single songs here and there, but nothing I couldn't wait to listen to. Nothing that I played on repeat over and over again. Then I came across this band that I love love loved several years ago, but forgot about. I was browsing on Itunes and found them, and am again in love !! I am so relieved to again own an album that I am excited to listen to ! Though me and this album still have a lot of getting to know you to do...... I have a feeling we will be good friends for quite some time.

Please feel free to check them out: Anberlin, New Surrender.

Jamie, I hope you are happy ;) It was my goal to do a post this weekend, just for your sake. Enjoy !!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

A nice surprise !!

I was brought close to tears upon my arrival home today......... why you ask. Because when I walked through my door I felt a burst of cool air. My first thought.... I must have opened the door fast and made a little woosh...... but with hope I put my hand up to the air vent and..... cool, lovely, refreshing air !! I ran to every vent in our apartment and felt each vent, and the same COLD AIR...... Hurley and I celebrated with a short but much needed happy dance !!!
To make things even better, I found my phone ! Granted it was after I bought a new SIM card for my old phone, but good news ! T-mobile will take that one back. So I am now back in communication with the world, and at a nice cool temperature.........

Aaahhh............ life is good ;)

(For those of you who don't know, or who didn't guess, our air conditioning hasn't worked in our new apartment since we moved in, it was a very hot and uncomfortable 3 weeks !! )

Monday, August 31, 2009

Lost !!

I have lost my cell phone !!! Which is making me feel lost as well.......... I hope to be connected to the world soon again !!

Monday, August 24, 2009

My new best friend.......

Dear Danby Dishwasher,

Welcome to our home ! We were so excited when we found out you would be joining our family ! You are a dream come true...... !! Sponge and washclothe did not welcome you very warmly, don't worry about them, they're just feeling a little neglected. They are used to spending at least 30 minutes a day with me, and since you've come along, well my time with them hasn't been as necessary. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to make you more comfortable ( I apologize for the cheap dish detergent I bought, I promise next time to get you the good stuff) I hope you plan on staying with us for a long long time !



Saturday, August 22, 2009

A bit neglectful............

My apology's .......... though I have been diligent in checking up on everyone elses blog........ I have not given any updates of my own...... sorry bout that. The last two weeks have been a blur.... it began when we found some pretty sweet deals on basement apartments on KSL. We had been going back and forth for a bit on whether to stay in our 1 room apartment longer, or to find something bigger. When we found 2 on KSL that sounded perfect, our hearts were set on getting a new place. So last Saturday, we went and saw the apartment, and about 2 hours later brought the landlord the deposit so we could call the place ours !! Sunday we started packing, and by Wednesday night we were completley moved out of our old place.... and moved into our new... that consisted of a lot of carpet cleaning , a lot of wall washing, working non stop from the minute we got off work, until about 1 am when we both would finally crash. In the end it was all worth it. We love our new place. Much more spacey, and we have a bedroom door, something you take for granted and assume you'll always have ;)

Wednesday was Ryans 23rd birthday, which he wanted to just spend at home. I made his favorite dinner, chicken enchiladas. Then we opened presents, and spent the rest of the night watching Arrested Developement, which just so happened to be one of his presents ;)

Last night we went and camped up Farmington Canyon. We took Ryans portable DVD player (another birthday present) and watched some more Arrested Developement. I know, I know, it seems a little silly to go camp, but still bring stuff to watch a movie.... but we like it ;)

I would update you about summer... but I think it would be a quite long and boring post...... so I'll just try to keep you updated a little more from here on out !!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Happy Birthday to Wii.... I mean me

I celebrated my 24th birthday this weekend, and I am sad that my birthday weekend is over. I had a celebration kick off with my ladies on Friday, we got together for dinner at Joy Luck and then went back to Ariel's to open presents and hold her sweet baby girl Serena. Thanks to my girls ! I had so much fun, and thanks for all my presents !! (We missed you Alicia and Tiff ! )
Saturday I started the morning off with presents from Ryan ! I picked up the 1st present and shook the box a little, but Ryan said, "No, No it's fragile" so I very gently peeled off the paper and lifted the lid to find a snake wrapped up, and I immediatley through the box across the room ( I couldn't have given him a better response to his practical joke ! ) Luckily, it was just a fake snake, but it still gave me the heebie jeebies !! Then on to my next present, Ryan totally surprised/spoiled me with a Wii !! I couldn't believe it ! We spent the day playing Wii play and sport. He did not like that I beat him in both tennis and golf ;) I also got a surgery game that is way fun, you get to perform different surgeries, its crazy. We went to brunch at One Man Band which is a divey dinner, but has awesome breakfasts, and Alicia and Johnny joined us since Alicia didn't make it to dinner the night before . We ended the night by going to see Royal Bliss in concert, which was fun. I don't quite feel like I fit into the concert scene much anymore though ;)
It was a fun weekend, thanks all for celebrating with me !!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

We did it !!

In January my sister in law Lindsey talked me into running a mini triathlon with her, and yesterday we did it !! It was fun (even though today I feel like I've been hit by a car) I wasn't able to train as much as I wanted, so I wasn't where I wanted to be physically, but I still completed it, which was my goal ;) I'd like to thank the 67 year old woman who as she was passing me on her bike said, "come on were going to do this !" What an awesome lady ! At 67 running triathlons. I thought, if this lady can do it at her age, I have no excuses ;) Also, thanks to my awesome family and friends who came out to support me ! I love you guys !

After the race we celebrated by going to JCW's.. They have awesome burgers and fries, and even awesomer (yes awesomer) shakes. If you go there I highly recommend the peanut butter and cookies dough shake. Yum !

Instead of going home and crashing, Ryan and I went camping up Farmington canyon. It was fun ! Ryan was very proud of his fire that he started with no matches. Go babe ! All in all it was a very busy and very fun weekend. Um... if you need me... I'll be napping on my couch because I am pooped !