Monday, November 21, 2011
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
I heard a girl next to me talking to one of the employees about how she works for a vendor who sells to Anthropologie and she was finding fabrics for their new spring collection. Obviously I followed this girl, she was probably uncomfortable with me standing four inches away from her but I didn't care, I had fabric to find. She picked a few and left a few and one of the rolls she liked but decided against I nabbed.
I found the perfect fabric, bought a few supplies and started sewing. After one meltdown, a few swear words and a lot unpicking, I finally finished! Even though I didn't hear Tim Gunn tell me "make it work" I must say I am pretty proud of my final product.
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Obviously we like the high and tight, who wouldn't want sexy locks like this guy? So fluffy and feathered, but after talking it over we decided to give bald a try. Get the shaving cream, razor and after shave, we had a mission. I have never shaved a persons entire head before, but how hard can it be? I caked on some shaving cream and got to shaving, thinking to myself the whole time that he will look good, not to worry. Final rinse, towel dry and oh crap, I do not like a bald head. I'm standing in the bathroom, staring at his shiny head with really wide eyes. So of course being the sweet wife that I am, I made fun of him for a good half hour. He finally let me take his picture but he was not happy about.
Monday, November 7, 2011
Michael and I live and breathe for the weekends. We never get to see each other week days, just daily phone calls and an occasional text message, so when the weekend finally rolls around we both can hardly contain our excitement. Michael more than me if you can believe it. The poor guy has to stay on base Monday through Friday, where the only things to do are sit in your room, walk to the convenient store which is two blocks away, or sit in the DVD lounge, which is really just some couches, a TV and a DVD player- excitement! So even the thought of being able to leave base is like Christmas. Every weekend he can leave base with me and we can be together for about 54 hours straight, and after not seeing each other for five days, those 54 hours mean the world.
But there is something that ruins everything- duty section. This is when a group lucky guys have to stay on base, stay in their uniform all day and all night (literally), cant laugh, smile, joke, high five, share stickers, eat candy or show any form of happiness (not literally). Michael was that lucky guy last weekend. The one good thing about duty section is that it rotates weekends so Michael only has to do it once every five weeks. You can imagine how excited we were to have this weekend together. Everything was planned. We would go to San Diego, go to the zoo, go to the beach, watch movies, and be together for 54 hours straight! Then one stupid phone call messed it all up. Michael called me on Wednesday and told me that our plans for going to San Diego would have to wait. Apparently a couple Marines didn’t clean their rooms, left them completely trashed, I mean seriously heinous work- in the real world that translates to a cup in the trashcan and a bed that was made but wrinkled. And if one Marine screws up then everyone gets punished. I was devastated. But then he gave me a glimmer of hope.
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Sunday, September 18, 2011
The first question he asked me when getting this production started was, "Do you see a smiley face on the coconut?" Which is a completely reasonable question to ask someone when you are trying to break open a coconut. I lied and said that I did and promptly showed him where I thought it would be. He then started hacking away. I just stood back, watching coconut pieces fly over Michael's head. There was a point where we both starting to give up but he hit it one last time and the sound it made was different from the previous ones. We were past the hardest part. Two more hits and we were through, the coconut split in to two perfect halves. Things taste better when you work for them and this was no exception. Well worth the struggle.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
We had a hurricane/tropical storm here in Florida a couple weeks ago and it was really amazing. I have never seen so much rain and the winds were crazy. I literally got blown over a few times, but it was so much fun watching it from the safety of our beach house. This was the sunrise here when the storm was rolling in. Simply beautiful.
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Michael and I talked on the phone today and he told me two stories and from these came my two favorite Michael quotes for the day.
Story number one (keep in mind that this is Michael talking):
I was sitting in class today and my Sargent got up in front of the class and asked, "Who here is married?"
I raised my hand.
The Sargent said "Christensen! You are married? Why?"
So I stood up and said, "Because I am in love sir"
Story number two, not really a story, more like a couple sentences:
"Michael, apparently you are not supposed to keep score in a marriage" I took a marriage class last semester and I like to pretend I am very knowledgeable and seasoned in the art of marital satisfaction.
His only response,"Oh thats good cause you are probably winning"
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Right after graduation we drove to the county building and got our marriage license, had a wedding dinner and the next day we got married. It was the most busy 72 hours of my life. After honeymooning in San Diego I had to drop him off and say goodbye. I didn't know when i would see him again but I was surprisingly calm. I drove home to Utah and two days later drove back to California because I found out that there was a very slight possibility that I would be able to see him on weekends. I moved to Los Angeles and waited.
Saturday, June 18, 2011
I think Bob Wiley says it best in the amazing movie What about Bob?
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Michael left for boot camp on March 28th and the first time I will be able to see him again is in two weeks from today. It is completely normal to go without seeing your fiancé for months at a time and then the day after you meet again you get married right? Obviously I am nervous and excited to see him, mostly nervous at this point. Good thing I have an amazing best friend that knows Michael so well that she can calm me down. It wouldn't be that bad but we can only write letters to each other. Letters, seriously, I feel like I am living in the 1940's and my husband has just gone off to fight in the war.
How am I expected to say "I do" to someone (without having at least a little anxiety) that I haven't said one word to in three months!
Literally, three months! Don't even get me started on how much it bothers me when people use the word literally incorrectly.
"Did you? That would be really nice right about now because then I wouldn't have to listen to your lame story"
These have been my thoughts for the past few weeks, my nervous, anxious, heart pounding thoughts. But then his letter came. Thank goodness for the United States Postal Service. Something about a good old fashion love letter to calm the nerves. Now all that is left is to wait, which I have been doing it for the past eleven weeks, I think I can make it two more.
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
First stop, the Treasures Antique Mall for a jar of buttons. After dumping them on the kitchen table my mom and I start the creative juices flowing. We worked on the flowers for about two hours today and we aren't even close to finishing. It makes sense now how people can charge $400.00 for one of these. Needless to say, after all the hard work, we did come up with some pretty amazing looking flowers.
Monday, May 30, 2011
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Michael and I met October 2009 at Xpedx. Who would have thought that getting hired on for seasonal help at a paper store would help me find my husband. We started dating a few months after we met and we have been together ever since.