Saturday, December 18, 2010
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Monday, December 6, 2010
Friday, November 26, 2010
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
Saturday, November 20, 2010
this is definitely something EVERYONE should watch! i couldn't get enough of it! how true is it that we are what we eat? they are so many great facts and subjects brought up in this documentary i don't even know where to start! just makes me really understand and appreciate how important it really is to eat well in order to live well. and to not rely on our doctors, like so many of us do, who are only trained in medicine, not nutrition. the old lady is my favorite and she makes so many key points about how our bodies work...which is so simple when we really think about it.
Monday, November 8, 2010
He brings home flowers for me, not to make up for something he did wrong or to celebrate something but, just because I'm his. Now as much I totally agree that flowers will just die and they are money that could have been put to better use, I still very much LOVE them! Especially in my home :) It just makes me so happy! And because Brian doesn't do things like this often (my first flowers from him we after we were married. and these ones right here i think are only the second or third time he's done this) it makes it SO much better when he does!
This past month has gone by SOOO fast I can't believe it! It's been a good one though! We haven't done anything super exciting but it's just been good :) We found out a couple weeks before the elections that Brian was right above the number of people that wouldn't be cut! It was a HUGE relief and made me feel so much better to not see my husband so stressed and worried!...and keeping his job meant that we get to keep our home in San Diego, my job, and most of all we can continue our plan for babies!
I also hosted a little night of yummy dinner and some fun time together at my place for some great friends of mine and needless to say the night was a success! (note to self---take more pictures!!) We had so much fun getting to know each other a little better and it has started to turn into a kind of monthly thing, which I love. You don't realize how important or how much you need girl friends until you're married...at least for me. Sometimes being married without kids I feel like I don't fit in with the married crowd all the time so it's been super nice to find friends in the same boat as me. (makes me re-think about wanting babies so soon...it's fun just having fun being a married)
Halloween was definitely nothing to talk about...Brian doesn't like the Holiday really and he works weekend nights as of right now and then I ended up being sick Halloween day....we will for sure have to make up for it next year because I love holidays and doing all the things related to them! But we were able to hang out at the Collins Friday night which was fun to see all the little kiddos all cute in their costumes and visit with cousins!
I've been at my new job as an assistant for Dr. Pulsipher at his ortho office for just over three months now and loving it!! What a blessing it has been at such a perfect time! And after my MA externship experience it really does make such a difference when you are able to work with great people in a nice environment! I've learned a lot and really like what I do! And I am still able to nanny these cute kids below on Fridays! It does make me sad that Brian and I have such opposite schedules but I just tell myself...well at least he's not fighting in a war across the country...and then I suck it up and be happy with what I do have!
Now just looking forward to all the Holiday fun and all the events that come with!
Monday, October 11, 2010
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Saturday, September 11, 2010
he opened my door, held and kissed my hand, and made me laugh.. a lot!
we grabbed blankets, picked up some delicious submarina to go.
in the car he told me all the things i didn't know about golf (which is about everything), so i learned lots, we (well mostly he) sung and danced to glee, and we headed off into the sunset (which didn't really exist because of that darn marine layer).
we made ourselves a little picnic on the grass at la jolla. we cuddled close and fought over our tiny blanket because it was freezing! we laid under the the few stars and laughed and talked and tried to keep each other warm. it was magical and oh so much fun.
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
today i'm grateful to continue to find out how common miscarriages are. the more women i talk to about it, not only does it make me feel better letting it out more and just talking about it and not holding it, but it seems like each one of them has had at least one if not more! it just makes me feel better knowing that it IS so common even if it's not always talked about. and then seeing these women with their multiple kids gives me a sense of peace, like its okay and i'll get my chance. (and reminding myself how much work it all is and that this life before kids i'll never ever have back. ever.) even though i'm sad at times i really am sooo enjoying the time we have right now to just be a husband and a wife to each other. even though children bring such joy i'm scared for how they will change brian and me. i know it will be a wonderful change but at the same time its a very new and forever change.
ride our bikes, and jump in the leaves.
Sunday, September 5, 2010
i am grateful for sundays and the time i have to reflect on the important things in our life. i am thankful for a loving Heavenly Father who knows us best and who knows more than we do. its times when when you loose a part of you but in the middle of having that punched in the stomach feeling that you can only be happy, for your Heavenly Father has blessed you and continues to do so with so much more. i know that without the gospel of Jesus Christ my life would not be full. i know that families are forever and that we are here on earth to teach each other.
Monday, June 14, 2010
this sweet man's birthday was june 10th
old guy is no longer in his early 20's.
so we celebrated it with a little weekend get away.
we left thursday but made sure we got a healthy birthday breakfast...
which includes come code red and el ranchito.
side note-we officially suck at taking pictures which makes me sad when its time to leave and i only have a total of four pictures to look back on.
the sweet sounds of glee filled our long car ride.
of course the best part of vacation for me is getting a lot this...
but of course we fit in the fun stuff.
we did a lot of walking around all of this.
i think the most entertaining part was just watching and looking at all the crazy people that you see in place like this.
and unfortunately walking though all the hotels we got to smell too much of this...
which was the worst for me!
i don't remember which one we went to but it seemed like it was mostly sea food which neither of us like. i was hoping for some good orange chicken people!
which sounds really nice right about now!
and boy do i love this guy! we had such a great time! it's so crazy to think that we can spend almost every minute together for four days and i still can't get enough of him! but i don't know if he could say the same haha.
now time to prepare for camping on the lake with the schimpfs at don pedro!
super stoked for no showers and no running water!
but really. i am looking forward to lots of sun, water, reading, an excuse for no make-up, and family!
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
also...date night finally! not that we didn't before but it seemed like having it in the middle of the week didn't always workout. we can now have a normal saturday night date night :) i love my hubby!
2. i started my last two classes online that i need to finally complete my degree. i am NOT a fan of online classes. it is mostly a bunch of busy work that i learn almost nothing from. i don't have any other choice for these classes because they are only offered at byu-i. its just so annoying. i always wonder what it would be like to still be there and to be getting the degree i originally wanted. to wear the cap and gown and NOT have had to take two classes at a community college so i can transfer them. oh well. i sure miss my college life but i have so much more now, so i just need to suck it up and live it.
3. we started p90x....like everyone else and their mother.
4. if i wouldn't have slacked this past weekend i would still be on track with it and this would be only the fourth week. what ever. i don't want to be muscle women i just wanted a new form of exercise. i am still planning on continuing though... but maybe with just an extra day for my muscles to rest since i still have dance class twice a week. brian does it sometimes which is better than his exercise routine before, which consisted of nothing. so i'm proud of him for wanting to do it with me!
5. my biceps grew a whole .5 inches since starting! i know i know. but i was excited to see some kind of change in something!
6. i do realize our lives are kind of boring and there isn't much to update about. ...mostly i just can't think of everything all at once.
Friday, April 9, 2010
mine did look a little more delicious i will admit :)
but i think i've decided that i really just crave the cold hard semi-sweet chocolate that forms so perfectly to the little berry and the way it just cracks off in big chunks. yum!
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Welcome to the 2010 edition of getting to know your Friends. Copy & paste, change all the answers so they apply to you, and then TAG your friends including the person who tagged you. The theory is that you will learn a lot of little things about your friends that you might not have known!
1.What time did you get up this morning?
i got to sleep in! ten!
2.Diamonds or pearls? :
i like both
3.What was the last film you saw at the cinema?
the last song with stevie.
4.What is your favorite TV show?
greys. how i met your mother. a baby story. the office. sytycd.
5.What do you usually have for breakfast?
6.What is your middle name?
don't have one.
7.What foods do you dislike?
8.What is your favorite CD at the moment?
the mix in my car.
9.What kind of car do you drive?
2010 Hyundai elantra
submarina- turkey, tomato, sprouts, avocado, cheese, mustard
11.What characteristics do you despise?
12.Favorite items of clothing?
13.If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation, where would you go?
14.Favorite brand of clothing?
lots but nothing specific.
15. Where would you retire to?
where ever my family is.
16.What was your most memorable birthday?
i had lots of really great ones growing up. but 16 was a nice surprise.
17.Favorite sport to watch?
18.Furthest place you are sending this?
19.Person you expect to send it back first?
20.When is your birthday?
21.Are you a morning person or a night person?
22.What is your shoe size?
we kind of want a turtle or a fish.
24.Any new and exciting news you 'd like to share with us?
i'm pregnant and freakin so excited!
...i kid i kid. but i do wish.
25.What did you want to be when you were little?
a baby doctor
26.How are you today?
27.What is your favorite candy?
28.What is your favorite flower?
29.What is a day on the calendar you are looking forward to?
june 10th, brian's birthday, we are going to vegas for a long weekend with stevie and jared!!
30.What's your full name?
Carina Milne Schimpf
31.What are you listening to right now?
was music but brian turned it off and now its family guy...
32.What was the last thing you ate?
banana's dipped in chocolate :)
33.Do you wish on stars?
34.If you were a crayon, what color would you be?
i always liked how the red crayon colored when i was little.
35.How is the weather right now?
exactly how i like it.
36. What is your natural hair color?
37.Favorite soft drink?
i don't drink soda but root beer is yummy sometimes.
39.Favorite color of nail polish?
depends on my mood. i usually don't like it on my fingers, sometimes toes but something nice and bold.
40.What was your favorite toy as a child?
my baby dolls for sure! and my play kitchen.
41.Summer or winter?
42.Hugs or kisses
a nice good hug always feels good.
43.Chocolate or Vanilla?
44.Coffee or tea?
herbal tea with lots of honey and sometimes lemon.
45.Do you want your friends to tell you when they complete this?
if they must.
46.When was the last time you cried?
saturday, listening to conference.
47.What is under your bed?
snorkeling stuff, shoes, brian's extra police gear, bags, tool box...the list goes on.
48.What did you do last night?
watched across the universe with brian and cuddled and loved each other lots.
49.What are you afraid of?
long, big earth quakes now! not being the mom i want to be.
50.Salty or sweet
51.How many keys on your key ring?
52.How many years at your current job?
three i think.
53.Favorite day of the week?
54.How many towns have you lived in?
55.Do you make friends easily?
not really. i'm kind of shy at first. its always something that i really wish came easier to me.
56.How many people will you tag?
Monday, April 5, 2010
and you are not any better than anyone else that you're dancing next to.
so stop pretending like you know what you're doing and get out of the way. please.
oh. AND i have never seen one ounce of personality come from you while dancing.
(looking at yourself in the mirror the whole time is not personality by the way)
my best wishes!
Monday, March 8, 2010
Sunday, January 31, 2010
Sunday, January 24, 2010
the snow was up to my waist here! but completely beautiful and reminded me of rexburg :)
snowboarding at squaw valley. fun! but not in two feet of powder and blizzard conditions.
just before the nine hour drive back home :(
christmas eve/my mom's birthday was spent with my family at joe and becky's house. the night was full of crazy kids all excited for christmas, yummy food, white elephant game, cousin gift exchanges, and (my favorite) costco birthday cake for my mom and millie. yum!