Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas! I am sitting next to the husband feeling overwhelmed with gratitude. I had to blog about this morning before I forget, because I don't really keep a journal and I know I should. To make a long story short we were all spoiled rotten this year. Jordan got an Iphone 5 and a laptop. I got new pans and pots, new boots and chocolate covered strawberries. Jordan's little brother got so much great stuff, but was really hoping for his own Itouch. After all the presents were opened he got a little sad that he didn't. He's just young and really wasn't trying to be ungrateful. After a series of events he ended up in his room crying. Jordan and I went up there to talk to him about gratitude and how much we all wanted him to have a good Christmas. After we were done talking a thought came to my mind about prayer and how it can help us when we are feeling a way we don't want to. I told Jayce that it might be a good idea to pray for gratitude for all of our blessings. We asked him if he would like to pray after we left or with us there. He asked me to say a prayer. The second I began I started crying because of the overwhelming feeling I had of gratitude for the birth of our Savior. I know I said an inadequate thanks, but truly felt the most incredible feeling of love, peace and the significance of our Savior's birth.

I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Happy Holidays!

We didn't send out Christmas cards because I'm lame and finals got in the way. But here it is in all its glory:) We are both doing wonderful, loving our jobs, or classes and of course each other. We are so very thankful for the family and friends we have. You are all truly great blessings to us!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Massaman Chicken

This is what is for dinner & Mr. Cotterell needs to get his bum home so I can eat it. It is a YUMMY Thai dish called Massaman Chicken. (I may have eaten tasted some already). One day at work I was talking about cooking with my coworkers, Air and Jimmi. We decided to cook each other dinners once in a while. Today Air, who is from Thailand , made this for us:) Jimmi is from Korea and will cook something Korean. What American food am I going to make? The only American foods I can think of are hamburgers and hot dogs. All the rest that come to mind are rip offs of other countries. Pasta, Lasagna, Pizza- Italy. Tacos, Enchiladas- Mexican. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated:) I'm sure they don't want me to make them hot dogs.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

My husband, the bottomless pit

This will be gone in ten minutes flat. Jordan can really eat. And let's be honest, the cinnamon sticks are for me:) The bread sticks are the same recepie, just different at the very end, so I always make them together. Oh how I love not having school. I read an entire book today and am now starting a second one.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

How many teeth do you have?

My finals are finally over. I am beyond happy about it and I'm not even sure that I have passed anatomy. The curve should help me out, but I won't know until after Christmas. Silly, right? I celebrated with some chocolate, Christmas shopping and this really great book. My in-laws have a collection of books that I have always wanted to read. I think they are a "100 best books" collection, but they are all printed and bound in a collectors set. They look so lonely on the shelf and make me feel guilty for not reading more. If I read two each year I will finish by the time I am 72. I'd say that I'm set!
Ready for another funny conversation between the husband and I? Of course you are! It went as follows via text message:

Me: What size your feet again boy?
Mr: 12
Me: Thanks :)
Mr: How many teeth do you have?
Me: 24
Mr: Thanks :)

It's pretty obvious that I am getting him shoes for Christmas, but what is he giving me? Head gear?

Monday, December 10, 2012

Temple Square

We got to go to temple square to listen to Jordan's sister sing yesterday. It was a much needed break from studying for finals. It was pretty cold, but I just had Jordan carry me around so we could conserve body heat. I thought it worked great:) Temple square is so beautiful this time of year! I just loved being there.

My work is in charge of all the lost and found at UVU. We sell items that have been there for more than 96 days and we are allowed to take a few things, since we spend so much time organizing it! I found a North Face jacket just in Jordan's size. I washed it up and it is as good as new. The other item is still a debate for me. I have been in great need of a new bra, and I'm not a fan of inexpensive ones. I'm also not fond of spending money. See my dilemma?  I came across a really expensive one in my size in the Lost and found, but don't know if washing it is enough to get the thought of someone else wearing it out of my mind. It may go back to the pile haha.

On another random side note, I was taking a final today and as my teacher handed me my test he turns his head away in a quick reaction that made me think he was going to sneeze or possibly hurl. To my surprise he was just reacting to my wedding ring. Apparently it sparkled in his eye. It was pretty amusing to have a 60 year old man grab your hand and say "It's so sparkly " It kind of makes your day to get a comment like that after a year of marriage.

Happy holidays!