Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Call Me Ms. Fairy, first name Tooth

Do you ever wonder what happens to your teeth when they disappear from under your pillow, and in the morning you find (usually) a monetary replacement? I am here to tell you that these teeth don't just disappear into thin air!
They land very neatly, in a very specific order in labeled drawers in Salt Lake City, of all places!

Okay, seriously,I know it is kind of weird that I have pictures of teeth, but I just find this very amusing! We have drawers and drawers full of teeth at our office. We are a dental supplier, and yeah it makes sense that we sell teeth for dentures, but I was so creeped out the first time I saw them. I also found it funny that when people called to order teeth, they asked for the "Tooth Fairy", and she would come a-runnin'! Cute little Fran, she barely clears five feet and has bright white hair and she sings and whistles all day long. She even has the children of some of our employees convinced that this is where their teeth go when the TF takes them.
Well, last week, Fran started not feeling so well. She has been out of work now for a week and guess who is taking care of the counter while she is gone? Yeah, that's right-ME! So I guess I have quite the rep to live up to. I feel like I have the weight of the world on my shoulders, but I will take it in stride (or maybe a flap of a wing) and do everything I can to be the best Tooth Fairy Ever!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Has it Really Been Four Years?

Well, well well-Here we are. I can't believe how the time flies! Today is our 4th anniversary and I must say that we have had some pretty great times. I have learned a lot from Mike. I am so thankful that he is my husband. He has been a great example to me and I know that our kids will be so lucky to have him as a father.

I thought I would relive some fun things that we have done (unfortunately I only have pics from the last year or so, but oh well).

Mike has this outdoorsy side to him that I had no idea existed until after we got married. I think that maybe it has a little bit to do with his friend Spencer, but I am thankful for it. We have had some great times camping, biking (I know, we have only gone once so far) and soon we will be hitting the slopes. About a month ago we went on an over-nighter with some friends to Snowbird. It was alot of fun and it was nice to enjoy the weather before it started getting too cold.

Mike had no idea that I knew how to play pool. Honestly, I had no idea either. Just luck I guess. It is fun to get out and do things together that we don't normally do.

This was a family vacation that we took. As you can see, my nephew is crying and I am pretty sure that me and Mike are looking at him thinking are we seriously considering this? Even though I know it is hard, it is also rewarding and we are really excited for the day that children join our family. We know that the good times with kids outweigh the bad, and we are looking forward to the day that we become parents.

Just some mountain biking up Farmington canyon. It has been along time since I got on a mountain bike. Thanks Mike for pushing me to do things that I might not otherwise do. (Last time I mountain biked was in Moab and I did an endo over the handle bars and landed on a rock. I have the scar to prove it and everything.)

Just last week, we went to the Coldplay concert. We agreed that it was the best show we have ever been to and we are dying to see them again. It was really fun to hang out with Mike at this concert. We both love music and it has been fun going to all kinds of different concerts, from Paramore/Jimmy Eat World, to Billy Joel, to Metallica and then Coldplay. And a few in between.

Mike has also introduced me to Utah Football. Go Utes! I am proud to say that I did not miss a home game this season and we had so much fun. I had no idea that Mike was so in to football. The things you learn after being married for 4 years!

I know that I posted this pic in an old post but I love it and it was a great trip. We were in Vegas with a couple of friends, and I saw my first ever live stand up comedy show.
This is a pic of Hawaii. While Mike was working for Delta, we were lucky to be able to jump on a plane and head to Hawaii for the weekend. Since he has quit Delta, we haven't gone anywhere. We are planning to go back soon though. We have some great memories from the travelling that we have done together.
This was in Germany. I never thought I would make it to that part of the world. I never even thought that I would want to go to Germany and now I am dying to go back. I would love to see it in the spring or summer. Although, winter was gorgeous and it isn't everyday that you get to ride toboggan's down the hill in the middle of a German village.
In this picture we had only been married 5 months. Mike left for basic training a month after we got married. I must admit that it has been hard that we haven't spent an entire year together since we got married . There is always a military training, or an internship getting in the way, but I have learned to live with it and I am pretty sure that it has made us both stronger people because of it. Also, absence really does make the heart grow fonder. I am so excited to embark on the adventures that are in our future. Moving away, starting a family and many many more. Thanks for all the memories, babe! Love Ya!