See I thought I knew I lived in the ghetto when I didn't have a dishwasher. And I thought I lived in the ghetto when my sink didn't work. But it was not until today that I was 100% positive I absolutely live in the ghetto.
Like every morning the alarm sounds and Fletcher clicks snooze. We act like we never heard it until the next buzzer rings. Today was different. The buzzer rings, Fletcher clicks snooze, then we hear, "MESA POLICE COME OUT WITH YOUR HANDS UP!" Fletcher and I both jump up, rush to look out the window, conk heads, rip open the blind, it falls to the floor, and see the swat team right across the street!
After watching from a far for about a minute I notice Fletcher is gone. I turn around and he is getting dressed. I say, "What are you already over it?" He says, "No."
He proceeds to walk into the kitchen and I follow. He grabs our kitchen chair (which may be a camping chairs right now because we don't have kitchen chairs) and swings open the front door. He sets the chair down and watches from the front door. He looks back at me like come on! I say, "What you want me to sit on you?" He replies, "Yeah so if a bullet flies it will hit you." I roll my eyes grab a blanket and we watch.
Nothing exciting every really happened. We assume a murder/drug bust but who knows. It was for sure an entertaining way to eat our cereal with no TV. And at least now I know I live in the ghetto.
Yesterday when we were moving in I asked Fletcher to hang up a mirror in the bedroom while I cooked dinner. I noticed he was taking a while. When he came back in he states he added a few other decorations, I thought this was so thoughtful and I would probably need to move them later. I also notice he is wearing his onesie I got him for Christmas. It makes me laugh so hard to see him in it but he doesn't really like wearing it.
See? Doesn't it just make you giggle?
We eat dinner and Fletcher walks back into the bedroom, I proceed to follow him (you know cause that is what you do sometimes when you are married, follow the other around like a lost dog). At the doorway from the living room to the bedroom he realizes I am following him. He turns around quick. I look at his face and can't help but notice it is the "Et Oh... I am in Trouble Face" or the "Please Please Please Puppy Dog Face". Out of the corner of my eye I see his HUGE American flag hanging up right above our bed. I am sure my eyes got very big because Fletcher began to look more and more nervous.
Me (while laughing at the same time): "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!"
Fletcher: "But it looks so good!"
Me: "I was even thinking yesterday I should hang this up in the closet before Fletcher gets home."
Fletcher: "Oh! So you are a closet American."
Me: "No, I am not a closet American, I love America! But I am a closet ugly-decorations-that-don't-go-with-the-room American."
Fletcher: "But I just really want Jordan and Cait to see it they will be so proud!"
Me: "Fine we can keep it up till they come over on Friday so they can see it."
Marriage is all about compromise people, it is a lesson that must be learned quick.
You need to read the story here first or else this will seem like gibberish.
One Wednesday morning about 9 weeks ago Fletcher and I went on a hike. After the hike I went to a friends house and started talking about weddings. I got very anxious after this and called my mom who was at my sister's house, "Oh hey mom... want to go wedding dress shopping?" She was a little skeptical still because Fletcher hadn't talked to my dad yet. However, her skepticism changed when on my way over to my sisters she received call from my dad saying Fletcher was on his way over to talk to him.
After going ring shopping Fletcher found out the jeweler would be leaving to Hawaii until the next Saturday. Luckily, with my grandmothers influence, the jeweler would show up early Tuesday to finish my ring. On Tuesday while Fletcher was working at the bank my grandmother walked in with the box. She grabbed a deposit slip and placed it on top. She walked up to Fletcher's window and said, "I would like to make a deposit." Handed him the ring and walked out.
That night he planned on proposing until he got a call from me about Beauty and the Beast. Darn my love for childish movies!
All through the movie Fletcher was nervously thumbing the ring. Then the next thing you know BA-DA-BING we were engaged!
My anticipation to get married tomorrow is through the roof! I'm getting married! WAHOOO!
No I am not posting ANOTHER picture of me and Fletcher. This is my cousin Jessica and her handsome fiance Michael.
They are getting March 9th, 2012. Exactly one day after me and Fletcher and we couldn't be more excited. You see we got engaged exactly one month after they did. Yes, Jessica let me butt in one day before and this is the reason why. My grandparents left on a mission in October for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to Cove Fort, Utah. To have my grandparents come to both of our weddings we needed the dates to be close. For me, only being engaged for 8 weeks, it was hard planning a wedding so fast for a Saturday. We slowly found people saying, it is a Saturday, we are booked till the end of April. With that, spring break, and Fletcher's two cute sisters having babies the two last weeks in March I had pretty much admitted defeat in having a short engagement. Then my mother got the bright idea to move the wedding to Thursday but we needed to call Jessica. For some reason I was so nervous to call but Jessica couldn't have been happier. Isn't she an angel sent from heaven?
Me and Fletcher always refer to them as the nicer versions of us. They are two of the kindest people you will ever meet. Fletcher and I love Michael and have known him previous to their dating and while dating always said, "Wouldn't that sweet is Michael and Jessica got married?"
One of my favorite times with them is when Michael and Fletcher were at the cabin dancing to Beautiful Liar by Shakira and Beyonce on Just Dance. I get the giggles thinking about it.
Congrats Jessica and Michael! We are so happy for you!
This is my recipe for the best organge rolls ever. I am pretty much famous for them. You are welcome.
Prep Time: 10 min (not including thaw time)
Bake Time: 15-20 min
12 Rhodes™ Dinner Rolls, thawed but still cold
1 medium orange rind, grated
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon butter, melted
3 tablespoons orange juice
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Mix grated orange rind with sugar. Roll each roll into a 9-inch rope. Tie in a loose knot. Roll each knot in melted butter and then in rind/sugar mixture. Place on a large sprayed baking sheet. Cover with sprayed plastic wrap and let double in size. Remove wrap. Bake at 350°F 15-20 minutes. Remove from pan and place on cooling rack. Brush with citrus glaze while still warm.
This picture does not even do it justice. Make them... just make them.
Sometimes I think these posts are silly and other times I get really into them. But since Lauren tagged me, and I secretly wish we were best friends, I thought it would be fun!
1. Where are you?
Right now I am sitting next to Fletcher on the couch while he proceeds to play unblock me on his brand SPANKIN new smart phone.
2. What is your most recent "pin" on pinterest?
This pillow. I thought it would be adorable in my new house.
3. Dream little girl name? Boy name?
As I am writing Fletcher and I have this conversation.
Me: "Do you like the name Deckland?"
Fletcher: "Yeah, I like Deckland."
Me: "Do you like the name Adeline?"
Fletcher: "Wait really? That is the girls name in a children's book that was dumb."
Me: "OK.... What about Briella?.... Yeah I don't like that one."
Fletcher (looking at the name like it says diarrhea) : "No."
Fletcher: "Yeah, I like Holland."
Fletcher: "Mmmm... Yeah?"
Fletcher, now looking over my shoulder reading the conversation, says, "Wait I didn't say I liked Holland and I said I liked Graham."
Me: "No you didn't."
Fletcher: "Yes I did!"
So in conclusion we have no dream baby names. Maybe Deckland but for sure not Lark.
4. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
In five year Fletcher will be in law school. I will hopefully have a little Deckland by then and we will be dirt poor.
5. When you meet someone new, how do you decide if they have friend potential?
I would say the biggest influence for me is if they act like they are still in high school. You know, they love attention and gossip. Besides that pretty much anyone flies with me. I love pretty much everyone.
6. Favorite blog of the moment and why?
My favorite blog of the moment is my sister Tiffany's blog. This is because she always posts pictures of my ADORABLE nephew. You should probably check him out.
7. One thing that you would change if you could.
If I could change anything it would be having a smart phone again. I just changed over a few days ago to save money and about every ten minutes I try to check the internet for something and can't.
8. If you had to fast for 40 days & 40 nights... what food would you want to scarf first?
FROZEN YOGURT! Maybe even the Costco swirl.
9. Favorite thing about the state you currently live in?
I love that Arizona is 100 and it's birthday is Valentine's Day I think it is so cute. And I loved that when I was single so you had something to do if you didn't have a date that night.
10. When was the last time you stayed up past 3am and why?
The last time I stayed up until 3 AM was with Fletcher. Because I was falling in love... Wait for it... AWWWWWWWWWWW.
And Fletcher just corrected me... it was four.
11. What are you looking forward to the most this week?
TO GET MARRIED! To my best friend for time and all eternity :) 6 days baby.
Now I am supposed to tag 11 more girls to finish this questionnaire but I am going to do one better. I want everyone to complete this on their blog! I want to hear all your stories! Just link this post to your post and I will see it... Trust me.
Someone recently asked me how I curled my hair for my engagement pictures and to do a tutorial. Since I know I would be totally awkward I thought I would share with you the tutorial I used to do my hair.
Yes, that is Michelle Money from the bachelor. Some people think she is crazy. I just think she is HILARIOUS!