Monday, January 25, 2010

Cry Much???

Sorry about my little breakdown a few days ago. I had a little moment of weakness....lmao.... Since then, I've been talking to my family every single day and I have been getting used to not being there. I still cry like a little idiot every time we have to say goodbye but its a work in progress. TJ and I have been busy trying to prepare our talks because we are speaking in sacrament meeting this Sunday. That in itself keeps me up at night. Anyhow, TJ and I are doing good and we have created a new goal for ourselves. It will be a bit weird at first I'm sure but we are going to start having FHE together...... That's right...... FHE...... just the two of us. I'm sure we'll laugh a lot but its a start right? Till next time.......

-Dora

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

I miss my family.....

My brother Adonis called me today. Since being accepted into the Riverside School for the Deaf, his speach and hearing has improved dramatically. He actually wears his hearing aid now and is part of the basketball team there. When I answered my phone, I was shocked to hear my brother say, "Dora.... I have game tomorrow and I want you and TJ to come." I couldn't do anything but sit here like an idiot and cry................ I understood him............ The part that made me cry even more was when he asked, "Dora, why you crying." At first I thought I was trippin. Until he asked me again. After asking a couple of questions myself like, "You hear me?" I was amazed at how he answered each question I asked............correctly. I was so overcome with emotion that I couldn't help myself. MY BROTHER CAN HEAR ME!!! Having to tell him that I couldn't make it to his basketball game because I was in Utah was one of the hardest things for me. I couldn't help but feel like such a bad older sister. My brother can hear me for the first time and the first thing he hears me say is that I can't be there for him. After speaking with Adonis, my little sister came on the phone and updated me with everything she was going through. We talked about school and how she's been keeping up her grades, the boy name Alex who sits next to her in class that she likes, her confused friend who told her that if he were a girl he would totally date Alex.....she asked for some advice with that one cause she was thinking WTH herself...... then she went into how bored she was since we left. How she missed our little movie nights and how boring it is have my old room without me in it. My brother Adonijah has a crush on a girl in school and didn't know how to approach her. He also informed me that he has set a goal to complete his Eagle before he's 16. I've only been gone for 2 months but I fell like they are growing so fast and that I am missing such a huge portion of their lives. I know that being here is the right thing for TJ & I but I really just want to go back home.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Would you like turkey with that?

As I posted earlier, TJ is working in the cafeteria at the hospital here in town. Each day he comes home, he tells me what new thing hes learned to make. He brags about how beautiful his food comes out and how he takes pride in making everything he serves really pretty. Today he comes home and he tells me, "I got an order today to make a Turkey sandwich. As I was making it, I took my time and made sure everything was pretty on the sandwich. When I handed it to the nurse she said, 'Wow, that is one beautiful sandwich.' Five minutes later, the nurse calls back and says, 'Can I get another sandwich.' To which TJ replies, 'It was that good huh?' Then the nurse said, 'Well I'm sure it would have been but there was no Turkey in my Turkey sandwich.'" I could not help but laugh in his face. I was like, "Hey, look at the bright side. At least you get to go to work tomorrow and make everyone a cheeseburger without the hamburger patty." I'm sure he wanted to slap me after that comment but we couldn't help but laugh at it for the rest of the night.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Husband Tag

This is from some of the girls in my ward who also blog. They did some tag thing which basically means I do the survey and pass it on type of business. Never did one before so I thought, "Why not...." So, here goes nothing.....
  1. Where did you meet your husband? We met at the Rialto, CA. stake center when I was 13. It was at my older brother Nelson's wedding. I was sitting on the stairs trying to hide from everyone and he came over and started talking to me.
  2. How long did you date before you got married? A little over 7 months.
  3. How long have you been married? 3 years and 5 months
  4. What does he do to surprise you? I am ashamed to admit that I take my husband for granted sometimes. He does a lot to surprise me. He'll bring me lunch at work, massage my feet when I'm tired, and even plan random date nights.
  5. What is your favorite feature of his? His hair. It puts mine to shame when he grows it out. Maybe its just me, but I absolutely love his hair when its shoulder length.
  6. What is your favorite quality? Sometimes I hate it, but I love that he is blunt. I'm a bit out spoken myself. But I think its a good thing. It definitely helped our marriage when we decided to just be blunt about everything
  7. Does he have a nickname for you? Aside from the regular babe, love, hun....... he calls me Coconut. He's called me coconut since we became best friends. He says it best describes me because I'm brown on the outside and white on the inside.
  8. What is his favorite food? He loves pasta. He absolutely loves Alfredo. But lately, he'd probably say it is steak. He had one from Applebee's the other day and savored every single bite.
  9. What is his favorite sport? He loves watching USC College Football or Laker's Basketball games. But he LOVES playing Volleyball.
  10. When and where did you first kiss? It was in December 2005 at a beach in Corona Del Mar. There were shooting stars and everything. I remember wanting to slap him because I felt so weird with all the romantic stuff.....lol.....
  11. What is your favorite thing to do as a couple? Aside from eating....... its a toss up between watching a movie or simply lying in bed and just talking about our day.
  12. Do you have children? Not yet...... They're still waiting for us to get it together.
  13. Does he have any hidden talents? He can dance...... really well I might add. I think my husbands the sexiest salsa dancer ever. He just doesn't do cause I don't do it.
  14. How old is he? 27. He'll be 28 in less than 3 weeks.
  15. Who said I love you first? He did.
  16. What is his favorite music? He likes everything. The only thing he doesn't listen to is polka music. Aside from that, you name it, he knows it.
  17. What do you admire most about him? His ability to make me feel like to most important person on earth. I also love that he is funny and very supportive of my decisions no matter how dumb.
  18. What is his favorite color? Red
  19. Will he read this? Probably not.....
  20. People I tag? The only other two people who would probably read this. Kristin and Cindy. And anyone else who cares to write about their husband.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Simply surviving.....

Getting back into the habit of working full time has been a very rewarding experience. Starting Tuesday, we've gotten up every morning a bit exhausted, but eager to get to work. Our move here was such a HUGE leap of faith, but I feel so grateful each and every morning I get up that we decided to just do it. The jobs that TJ & I planned to work at when we left California are not the jobs that we are working now. During the interview process for those jobs, we had a feeling that the Lord had something greater for us so we sort of swept those jobs aside and went looking. After job hunting, multiple interviews, and many job offers, we now have jobs we genuinely enjoy. I'm working at Allconnect which is basically a mover's servicing company. Anytime someone is moving, they call us and we set up new service or transfer existing services such as phone, cable, and Internet. This week has been nothing but training. I feel exhausted just thinking about all the information I tried to learn this week but I am truly grateful because I feel like this is where I was meant to be. TJ started working at the hospital this week. He is working in the cafeteria and we absolutely love the fact that we don't have to spend money on his lunch.....lol..... He gets free lunch there which is totally AWESOME..... But that's not the best part. Working at the hospital means great benefits and they pay for your school if you want to further your education. TJ & I truly feel blessed because our whole purpose for coming here was to get settled, start a family, and finish school. For the first time since we've been married, I truly believe that we will be able to accomplish those goals. I am so thankful that the Lord has blessed us with such a wonderful opportunity to fulfill our goals. Our experiences within the last month and a half has truly tested our faith but I am happy that the Lord has never left our side. Its been a testament to me that if we truly listen to the Lord and follow his will that we will be blessed. Well, enough of my babbling. Till next time.......

Sunday, January 3, 2010

New Beginnings...

Starting the new year away from my family was a pretty weird experience. TJ and I rang in the New Year this year at a community event called First Night. I've always watched movies and thought it would be cool to live in a small town where everyone gets along and celebrates holidays in the middle of town square. Well I finally had that experience this year. There were different food booths, game booths, weird singers, and dancing. I felt like I was on the set of a movie or something. Everyone was so nice. Twenty minutes before midnight, TJ & I decided to go up in the mountains for a better view of the fireworks show. The cops that were patrolling told us of a good place in the mountains to park and we absolutely loved the show. There were a couple of other people on the same mountain with us and we all rang in the new year together.

St. George has turned out to be a wonderful growing and learning experience for my husband and I. We have been so blessed each and every single day here. Tomorrow I start my new job and I am so excited. They only had part-time positions available but after the interview process, the H.R. guy decided to hire me on for a full time position with benefits after the first 30 days of employment. I've had soooo many job opportunities offered to me out here, I'm kind of sad that I didn't come here earlier. I am so grateful that my husband listened to the prompting he was given. I am happy that we acted on that inspiration and that we are here working towards our future goals. May this new year be full of love, laughter, new beginnings, and greater accomplishments for us all.