Monday, October 25, 2010

Love is... snug as a bug

How about this weather! Yes, I know... how original. But seriously! I have learned first hand that old buildings and crazy wind storms do not go together. Last night sounded like the battle between Harry Potter and the Death Eaters. It was INSANE! I woke up to high pitched wind and rattling windows complete with thunder and lighting! I must have been awake for hours thinking that any minute a tornado was going to hit. I sincerely feared for mine and Tylers lives! And the only place we could go to was our closet. I was about 2 seconds away from making Tyler check the news for a tornado warning and then packing to our closet. When I woke Tyler up he looked at me with his eyes half open and said "mmm thats nice". That was it. 2 segundos later that boy was back to sleep, snug as a bug in a rug. Today when I told him about my tornado fear he scoffed and said "Kat. Tornados come from hot and cold air mixing together. Trust me, there is no hot air to be found at 1 am in October". Thanks Pal. Glad you have my back.
On a positive note, I did just buy myself a Barbie princess stories coloring book.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Love is... a public apology

So this week I have been driving Tylers car because he is going to take mine in to get a little check up. Before I start the meat of the story... let us first come to an understand as to what it means when I say I am driving Tyler's car.
*Kat's car has an automatic lock, Tylers does not.
*Kat's car lights automatically turn off, Tyler's do not.
*Kat's car is a pretty little Toyota Camery that is white. Tyler's is a gold honda. A GOLD honda. Gold.
Now that we are all in agreement that Kat's car is better and prettier and NOT gold, let me begin my story.
I drove to work on a Wednesday (first day I took Tylers car) and it was fine. The brakes are a little stickier than mine and obviously it is hard to feel sexy in a gold car, but I was willing to take one for the team. While on my drive KBULL 93 was having a contest to see who in the state of Utah was the most opposite couple. Naturally I submitted myself and Tyler to be in the running because we are, in fact, THE MOST opposite couple in the world and not just Utah. So cool! I was on the radio talking about my weirdo relationship. Little did I know, that would come back to bite me.
It is now 4:30 and I am ready to peace out and head home. I start to dig in my purse for the keys and... they are not there. I go out to look in Tylers car and there they are, nice and shiny, sitting in the front seat waiting for me. Great. So I go back inside with my head bowed in bowed in submission to the fact that I suck at life. I called Ty and he was really nice about it and left work right then to come and use the spare key. So in the interim I am pacing and waiting and the blessed thought occurs to me "Hey Kat! Goldie doesn't automatically lock like your car, if the keys are on the seat, you probably didn't lock it!" Glory Hallelujah, Free at last! So I run to the car and sure enough, the drivers side door is ready and waiting to be opened. So I grab the keys and get ready to bring the beast to life... nothing. The door may have not locked automatically... but the lights didn't turn off automatically either. So I killed the battery. Awesome. Anyway, no worries Tyler came to the rescue and jumped his car back to life and we drove home. But not to a happily ever after.
The next day I did everything right at work. Turn off lights. Check. Put keys in purse. Check. Lock door. Check. Everything was perfect. Conditions were perfect.
Then later in the evening I went to a movie with Kalie DeMann ( who better not laugh at me after this next part). I came out to my car after an awesome girls night out and put the keys into the ignition... nothing. Oh Kathryn. Really? Can you be this dense? The answer is yes. I can. I had left the lights on again. So poor Tyler has to be awoken from his early slumber, only to have to put on some pants and come save me again.
So then he arrived on his white steed to save the day. And he did. And it was good.
And then I told him that I couldn't find the credit card that I had used to buy gas earlier.
my bad.
So we drove to the sev that I had made my purchase at. No dice. We decided it would be best if I called Amex and put a hold on my card and if I didn't find it in 24 hours. My beautiful Amex would be toast and I would have to get a newer, uglier one. I called Amex and they were very nice! I would probably call their customer service just to shoot the breeze! Anyway, we arrive home and then my brain spoke to me once again. "Hey Kat! Maybe it slid underneath the passengers seat. You have a history of loosing things over in that area". And so I looked. And there it was. Crisis averted and patient Tyler could have a restful night.
Tyler, I really am sorry that I cause you so much frustration. Sometimes you must feel like my father. Or responsible guardian. Either way, I am glad you are around and I hope you choose to keep me because I am pretty sure..
We're meant for each other.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

love is... 1 WHOLE year later!

One year ago sunday...

I married the right guy

in the right place...

with the right cake...

and we all know it is about the cake right? No, but seriously... I tricked you didn't I? Because in the back of your mind you were thinking... really Kat? Are you seriously about to go young womens on us? Of course not :)
Can I just tell you how grateful I am though?
*Grateful for Tyler and his never ending patience
*Grateful for the Lord and his answered, and possibly some unanswered, prayers
*Grateful for Tylers parents who listen to our problems and then tell us "C'est la vie"
*Grateful for Whitney promising me it gets better after you push through months 6-9 :)
*Grateful that it really wasn't as bad as some people say it is anyway
*Grateful for Tylers friends and my friends and the awesome love vibes they send our way
*Grateful for our new digs!
*Just grateful all around
Seriously, we lucked out in the life department and I hope everyone is enjoying theirs as much as we are enjoying ours.

We went to Vegas for our 1 year and it was nice just to have a break! We did not take a lot of pictures though. Sorry?

As of right now... today... this very minute, I have started a new job. I am an MA for a doctor (we will call him Dr. T) and I feel as though I am the luckiest person on earth. What an awesome dude to work for! I seriously LOVE my job. I never want to have kids because I never want to quit. And I have already made friends so it is good! I am done with training and it is just going well. So far I have given shots and removed stitches and staples and all that fun stuff! I just love it.
I don't know if I am supposed to say this... but... cross your fingers that I don't get in trouble
Ty got a PROMOTION! Hooray for him. Seriously, he is the hardest worker on earth. He deserved it and I am just so happy for him. He doesn't want people to congratulate him though, so do not tell him I told you.

Anyway, life is good. I hope you will all come visit our small apartment in the city!
Ta ta for now!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Love is... a slight frustration

Alright kids, this is going to be a quick post. I realize that I haven't been on recently, and I have not posted anything about my new (AWESOME) job... all in due time. Right now, I am just slightly frustrated and feel like a good blog post to vent is possibly the most appropriate way to go right now. Hopefully I do not offend any body, that would be exactly opposite of what I am trying to do here. I probably should have shown this to Ty before posting it just in case I start a riot... but I don't think I will. Hopefully.
Freaking facebook, right? I have never been so tempted to delete my facebook as I am right now. In fact, I think the only time I have ever said something remotely argumentative on the book of faces is last years rivalry game... and I think everyone get's a free pass that day anyway.
However, since General Conference my facebook has been flooded with messages ranging from members disagreements with President Packers talk... to people called for him to make a public apology. They say is an old fashioned man, uneducated, bigoted, and the list goes on.
I realize that the man did take on the responsibility of speaking on a very VERY controversial topic. This topic is even controversial in my own home. Tyler and I have disagreeing opinions on the topic of homosexuality and I have truthfully found myself questioning the reasoning behind why homosexuals can't get married (separation of church and state, etc...) but because I have a firm testimony of the gospel and I respect the leaders of the church, I don't say anything because I can admit that I do not know everything about God's plan.
Boyd K. Packer is a man of God. Though I do not know him personally, I respect him as a humble servant of God who loves us and wants us to lead righteous lives so we can return to our heavenly father. As much as I do not understand why the church has the stance it does on homosexuality, my testimony and my faith come first and I stand by him and the words he spoke in his talk.
I think it is so sad and slightly ridiculous that his talk has received more attention from people calling for blood, than the pastor who threatened to burn the Qu'ran on 9/11, or the many natural disasters our world has seen just this year, or the progressive problem of world hunger, or genocide. Not only that, but the hypocrisy of people attacking President Packer for his words when he was exercising his right of free speech. It is hypocritical to fault him for doing so, when the rioters and protesters for gay marriage do that every day, while members of the church stand by and watch their religion and their prophets be attacked.
It really makes me sad. I wish people would be more tolerant on both ends. I have seen a lot of people attack the church for its stance on homosexuality and I have seen a lot of uneducated members of the church harass LGBT people. Neither of these actions is the tolerant way to handle a disagreement.
In closing, please try and focus on the entirety of President Packers talk. He stated

Some suppose that they were preset and cannot overcome what they feel are inborn tendencies toward the impure and the unnatural," he said. "Not so. Why would our Heavenly Father do that to anyone?"