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Friday, September 25, 2009

The 5K run

Last Saturday went really well. Daniel was one of the top runners for a little bit and I kept my slow and steady pace. He eventually decided he had enough of running and waited til I caught up so we could take a break and walk together. I was happy to take the break but, had my own goal of running the whole time. We decided to run the last stretch, of course Daniel beat me. I managed to get my time in 29:18 which hit my goal (a time under 30). Even though we didn't win we still had a lot of fun doing the run. Daniel and I both came to the realization just how out of shape we really were.
After the run we decided to treat ourselves with protein smoothies from gold's gym, then were off to pick up the kid that Daniel works with for his job.
This week has been another busy one, but we're gearing up for Daniel's birthday on Monday the 28th. We're actually celebrating it on Sunday since we both work Monday, but I at least got the evening off instead of working all day like I normally do.
Also Amber comes next week for general conference weekend so that gives me an excuse to finally get our place in order.
Well we got a few more things to do tonight before we turn in so we'll have another update next week.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Getting Things Together

So we moved into our basement apartment starting last Wednesday and finished getting everything in by last Friday. Unfortunately we are still in the organization process. Work for me has been slowing the process down and Daniel as well has been busy with work and school, all though football tends to be a bit of a distraction for him ;) We hope to get the place totally cleaned up and neat on Sunday when we both have the free time to do it.

I had plans to work on it Wednesday afternoon, but was disappointed to discover that for some reason the sink was draining into the dishwasher. It was pretty annoying considering the dishes were pile high on account that I had worked the last 3 days all day. I was looking forward to putting my evening off to good use but ended up watching TV with Daniel. We told our landlords about it yesterday and they came over today while we were out and about to fix it! Daniel and I are both very grateful that our landlords were so speedy to our needs.

Tomorrow Daniel and I are running a 5K for Chili's, well the money goes to St. Jude's Cancer Research Hospital. I'm a little nervous, but excited all the same. Just hope I can keep up with Daniel, ha ha that's not going to happen. I plan on going a good pace and then kicking it up once I'm almost done. Wish us luck! The winner gets a $25 gift card to Chili's, our favorite restaurant!

Other news Daniel and I finally gave in and bought a laptop. It's Toshiba with a 16" HD screen, intel core 2 duo, 3GB SDRAM, and 320 GB HDD. I'm not totally sure what some of that means but I do know it's really good as far as speed goes. Daniel will be using it for school and I'll be using it when I go to school with the girls at the group home. So hopefully I will be able to keep my weekly update promise for the blog.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

We Found a New Place!!!

So this last week we did a little home searching, not to buy of course, but to rent. We found one place that was cute and pretty close to UVU campus. We were planning on living there until Daniel found a place on craigslist that looked like it had a lot to offer. We went together to take a look at it. It wasn't too much, but just what we needed for ourselves. It's a basement apartment in Orem. You walk in and there is a kitchen area that we could easily fit a table into to make it a dining room as well. There is a dishwasher which we are excited about! The bathroom is nice looking, it has a tub that also has a shower head and there is a stacked washer and dryer which is another bonus for us. There is only one room which we have decided to make the bedroom/ living room. We plan on getting a futon so that we can make it a couch by day and a bed by night. It's a very cozy place and just what we need. The only thing it doesn't have is internet but we are looking at our options, we may have to do without for a little while. Needless to say we signed the contract and put down the deposit. Pictures will be coming soon.

Daniel is back in school but has decided to only take a few classes so that he can help me out with work and saving money. Luckily we don't have to buy too much stuff for our new place since it's so small, but we will be paying a little more than we are used to paying so we know money will be tight. We're just happy to get our own place finally. We've been married for almost 6 months and have needed our own place, especially since we've been stepping on toes and having our own toes stepped on at the place we are at now. Let's just say 2 young newlyweds were never meant to live together, especially for almost 6 months at that.

Other news we have signed up to run a 5K on September 19th for Chili's in American fork. The money is going to St. Jude's Cancer Research Hospital. Chili's takes donations every year for the foundation in the month of September. Guests can purchase t-shirts, keys, and even peppers to color all in the name of St. Jude's. What's so important about this hospital is that they help any child who is in need of cancer treatment regardless of insurance. The hospital relies solely on donations and takes 1 million a day to run because of all those in need they are willing to help. So just a little plug, if you happen to eat out at Chili's this month and can spare any donation is appreciated. As for the run I (Tiffany) am a little nervous about it. I really don't like running but i fugure it's an excuse to get me working hard so that I can do my best. I've only gone running once this last week but have high hopes. I already told Daniel to run ahead of me since the winner gets a $25 gift card to chili's and we can use all the help we can get. We'll post pictures on here from that event as well, but may be a bit since like I said earlier, we don't have internet at our new place yet. Don't worry though, we'll still find a way to keep this blog up to date.