Monday, July 13, 2009

pull down the punch ball!

These are some notes about Melissa and Ivan being pathetic:

so, we live in a lovely townhome in Pleasant Grove. Our home is literally right around the corner from Maceys (a popular Cheap Grocery store in Utah)
we have been working until really late at night, because from 6pm on, we get 10 dollars an hour, so we just crank it until we're about to explode!!! friday night we got home at 2:30 or 3:00AM and we haven't even fed our dog yet. But.. I was an half asleep this morning when i gave Koda barely enough for Meal 1 (He has two meals a day and instead of deciding which of three meals to call it, i just say Meal 1, Meal 2)
So, pathetic as we are, we're too tired to get more food, so we rumage through everywhere to find him some food because he's a puppy and he is STARVING!!!
This was his Meal 2: 2 slices of Roast Beef, a Microwaved hot dog & 2 raw hide treats WOO HOO!!

Secondly, we got a job... In a Sweatshop!! Nah, just kidding! It's so much better.. it's in a warehouse! It sounds a lot worse, but everynight Ivan and I just talk about how much we love this job, serously! Cody Jordan found it online because his friend owrks for ModBod apparel. They had a really big shopment come in so they needed a bunch of temporary workers to print labels, tag shirts, hang them, sort them.. do really simple, mindless work that took hundreds of hours to finish. We had a blast just hanging out with our friend Cody and his awesome Mom Pam. We met some pretty awesome people too. Friday night was insane. Chad Jordan came that night to help tag shirts and it was just us five. When Ivan and Cody get together they are out of control. It was probably one of those "you had to be there" nights, plus we had all been working for 14 hours and our tummys were full of 4pc chicken nuggets with no bbq sauce, just ranch. I cried from laughter and I don't remember the last time I did that. Everything was so funny, and we were in the warehouse way to long, that we just joked and called it a sweatshop. ..psh!.they don't even make those anymore.. well. Let's just say for the children's sake.

3. DRAGON PUNCH!! If you could have any arcade game in your warehouse, you would want the Dragon Ball! Probably because you get so angry or tired or bored that men just wanna punch something!
Here it says the score is 1230, well, one lonely night in the warehouse, it shot up to 8999, because Cody cheated! All you do (to play correctly) is follow the instructions, told to you by some crazy dude on steroids. He says 1. Pull down the punchball, 2. Punch the punching Ball
And then you punch and see your score! Simple as that, but a load of fun. If anyone reads this, and you ever happen to come along a Dragon Punch (yeah right), but if you do. Spend the 25/ 50 cents and get a punch out of it. It's pretty hysterical, or just pathetic :)

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

i seriously need a back massage

ivan always makes fun of me for the way i sleep. but really, he's entitled to! i just lay on my bed, cuddle up in wherever is comfortable at the time and fall asleep, i don't even move. most of the time my neck is at about 45-90 degree angle over a pillow and my whole body is sideways.
i'm just weird, i wake up moaning.
yesterday, ivan taught dance at the West Valley Hale children's camp :) he'll go back later this week too, just as soon as he can move his legs (j/k) but all day today ivan has struggled to even walk because his quads hurt so bad.. Couples Massage? I've only had one professional massage in my life (which i understand is more that most) and it was really lame. my complaint is that she was way to gentle, i guess I'm just used to screaming for pain in the training room, i've just become accustomed to that. What would really make us feel better is a soak in the hot tub, but last week our hot tub broke down :(, well the Cambria hot tub. It could be ours. Ivan and I are so desperate we started making up songs dedicated to the hot tub.

We're living in the Pleasant Grove townhome now and we love it. But just because neither of us have full-time jobs right now, we spend way to much time here. If anyone is ever as bored as us and wants to pick up a good tv series, ivan and i will testify to HIMYM. They're only $19.99 at Target, which is a lot better than most series, like the Office for $39.99.

Unfortunately, we've finished. Always sad to know that you have to wait until September to find out what happens next! And thanks to Courtney Henderson for introducing this to us last January! Fortunately/ Not, we've moved on and finally plugged in our Wii. Ivan rented an Indiana Jones game, but I'm delaying touching the Wii as long as possible. Back in Georgia, I would actually delay sleep just because I was so obsessed.. Oh beloved city making. My Sims, it's a girl's game. There, I said it.

Ivan and I decided we wanted to gain eternal blessings, so we got ready to go to the temple! Our nearest temple in the Timpanogos Temple now and it is BEAUTIFUL!! We got there at 8:01, and yes, they were closed. It's a pretty bad feeling, where did all the time go? So we're going tomorrow at 9am, hopefully. We're not really morning people. Mornings are the worst time for my allergies, so I blame it on "i'm allergic to the mornings"
Well, now you all know what great big geeks we are, we watch romantic sitcoms, play on our Wii and we have a dog that runs around in circles in the backyard for enjoyment! YeeHaw!
Life Rocks! It really does! I am so so excited for the fall and the rest of the Summer. May I toast to many more comfortable sideways nights!

Six Months, We're Rich!

Our Sixth month anniversary, it's pretty much worth celebrating right? The past five, nineteenths of each month were acknowledged and maybe celebrated with a special dessert or something, but sixth months deserved an entire meal! (because we're that awesome)

I was cooking and baking for at least eight hours. The day before I made three mini cheesecakes, we had one a little early though..whoops :/ totally ivan's fault!
I made chicken cordon bleu, asparagus bundles and delicious loaded mashed potatoes, and homemade rolls. Ivan spent all day knocking doors and I spent all day answering phone calls as the OA, but dinner made up for it. It was lovely, as you can see...

The next part of the story..
think about it, chicken cordon cleu, hollandise sauce, loaded potatoes, cheesecake=??
Two Rich People
or Too Rich for People
Basically Ivan and I didn't eat anything the next day, it was ridiculous!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Restaurants, homemade desserts and Koda pictures

Ivan & Melissa <3

At Longhorns in McDonough, Ivan got an entire rack of ribs, delicishhh!!

One Saturday Night, Ivan and I snuck away to a dinner out! It was one of those tepenyaki bars that grilled in front of you. Not as amazing as Yamatos, and we didn't order any sushi to try, but we had a really fun time. We liked GA mainly for the wings and BBQ, but a nice dinner out was lovely and needed!

Cupcakes, AWoo-oo
That was to be sung to the tune of Duck Tales-a woo-oo, at least that's what i came up with in my head

And again, the blacked out tooth thing.. Oh YEAH!!
And Now.. Our Little Koda Bear :)
with his favorite toy.. a dead squirrel, well it just looks weird. Here he is using it for a pillow!
what a cute face, he's showing us his new mancure
sleeping.. so cuke!
making himself comfy on the bed.. No Way Jose, Off, Koda!!

with his Yorkie friend Polo... who is hiding in an empty dog food bag
and finally, bowing down to me.. HIS MASTER!!

So We're back in Utah

For A while, I didn't blog because there wasn't much new going on in Atlanta, and then we had a huge turn around and I didn't even have time to blog because we were moving. But we are finally settled back in the Utah Valley.We got to move into our cozy new town home in Pleasant Grove!!! We love it and we're so excited for the many adventures we will have in our new home! Most of all, I am excited that we will be here for longer than a semester, hopefully a year! It will be good to be in a place, get to know the ward, our neighbors, so far our experience has been AWESOME!!!