Sunday, March 13, 2011

March Madness

I know why they call it "March Madness." It makes the wives go mad because their husbands are OBSESSED with NCAA basketball. WHO CARES? I really only care about professional basketball. I love watching the Jazz play (especially when they win - which they haven't been doing to much of lately). I like college football, but only when it's the University of Utah playing (and winning) against Brigham Young University. I, unfortunately, married into a VERY big BYU family. I was raised in a VERY big Ute family. So many people do not think that a Ute fan and a BYU fan can be married to each other. What they don't realize is that it can work, as long as the Ute fan converts the BYU fan to the good side. ;)

It's fun the friendly rivalry that goes on during the week leading up to the Utah/BYU game. I enjoy teasing my husband and father-in-law - especially when the Utes win!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Three years ago today.....

It's really weird for me to think that Steve and I would have had a 2 1/2 year old right now. If I had woken up three years ago today and just gone in to work I may have not lost our baby. It's weird to think about it. I can remember parts of it so vividly it is like it just happened yesterday, and other things I've forgotten about - which part of me is grateful for.

Steve and I commemorated today by having dinner at Olive Garden and just spending time together talking. Other than Steve and I, the only other person that mentioned anything about remembering the meaning of today - to Steve and I, was Steve's mom. Steve also bought me a bouquet of flowers - roses mostly.

I recently found out about a friend of mine who has had four miscarriages in the past 3 1/2 years! I went through one, I don't think I could handle that.

On a lighter note, Steve and I got our Utah State tax return yesterday, direct deposited to our account on Tuesday! It only took about 5 - 6 weeks! Then on Wednesday morning Steve noticed we had more money in our account than we should have. Utah State Tax Commission gave us another tax refund for the same amount! Two days in a row! Steve transferred the money to Savings and we gave it a day to see if they would deduct the overpayment from our account. I went to the bank this morning and they did! So, for one day we had double the tax refund from Utah! Too bad we couldn't keep it! ;)

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Steve has been bugging me lately. He's bugging me about not posting on my blog for so long! I have meant to, but things just have gotten so busy lately!
Hunter just told Steve on Wednesday (March 2nd) that his mom (Brenda, Steve's ex-wife) is pregnant with a baby girl and due in June! I was a bit surprised that we are just finding out about it now. She is over halfway through her pregnancy before we find out! It's cool for Hunter though, to finally get a little sister. Steve and I haven't given him one of those yet, but hopefully we can soon.

Steve's computer has been dying a slow, painful death recently. When he would turn it on it would make a chugging sound that made me worried that someone had placed a bomb in it that was getting ready to go off. His computer is my old computer that I bought before Steve and I met. I think I got it around 2004 or 2005. It has Windows XP operating system. For the past few weeks, Steve would be on the computer when it would just shut off on him and restart. A few times it wouldn't restart but just shut down completely. I was getting tired of hearing him complain about his bad I bought him a new one! He now has a Sony VAIO laptop with over 500GB of memory! At the same time as getting his laptop (a surprise to Steve), I got myself a MacBook Pro. This is my first Mac, and so far I don't notice a difference, except in how to find programs on the computer. Hopefully I'll learn to like it more than a PC, so far...I;m not too impressed - except I didn't have to waste more money on an anti-virus system.

I also bought us a 37 inch LCD TV and BluRay player. We only have the old TVs that you could buy before the new flat screens came out. We took the OLD Magnavox TV out of our bedroom and switched it with the newer TV from Hunter's bedroom. The TV from the living room went into Hunter's room and the new TV went in the living room. It's so nice having such a nice tv! Steve even had the company that handles the Satellite Systems in our apartment complex come and install an HD DR receiver so we can now see TV shows in HD! In addition to all that, I also got us a Wii! Now we actually have a gaming system! Until this past Christmas when Santa Claus brought Hunter a Nintendo DSLite, the only "gaming" system we had (not counting computers) was Hunter's VSmile. Now I feel more advanced - technology wise.

Hopefully I can keep up more on writing on my blog. It's just hard to find time to between work, home and my Cityville and Fronteirville families ;)