Saturday, June 26, 2010

I Did NOT Kiss a Boy!!

Contrary to my cousin Randall's most recent post...I did not kiss a boy tonight! As Jesse and I have worked to make our relationship more casual as prophets have asked before our missions, we have developed a good friendship. Unfortunately and confusingly along with this we seem to be more short with each other. I don't understand it. Let me give you an example:
Tonight we went on a group date and went ice skating (we did hold hands, we decided that on a date that was acceptable and still casual enough), then we went to Inn n Out. It was fun! Then, instead of going home we decided to go to Mill Ave. Which is the college street. Forgetting that it was a Friday night after 11pm we went anyway. After parking and talking about where we can park without getting towed or ticketed we parked somewhere Jesse has parked many times. I saw a cop driving around looking at the cars so I kept looking back to make sure he wasn't ticketing people and asking Jesse if he was SURE that we could park there. This annoyed him and frustrated he asked why no one trusted him and his judgment and that he'd been there before and to just trust him. Surprised by this sudden burst of frustration I kept quiet sort of irritated by the way he'd reacted. I felt bad for annoying him, but it's my personality to worry about things to prevent things like tickets and getting towed from occurring in the first place. It didn't take long for him to pick up that I was irritated and we talked. He apologized many times and things are ok. But why is it that we suddenly are short and snappy with each other? I don't understand. I care about him so much and him me, so why do we sometimes treat each other in ways that don't show that?

Anyway, we got home right about 1am and Jesse walked me to the door he gave me a hug and a kiss on the cheek. He then asked if he could give me a real kiss and I told him no. I explained that I didn't think that constituted as casual. I don't know how to really explain it all and I know it probably sounds stupid...but yeah. I want the best for him and I know how easily I can distract him. I want him to go on his mission and not be missing me and I don't want to keep him from preparing for his mission either. In all honesty I have high hopes that when we return from our missions we can meet back up, catch up, possibly date and see where it takes us :) So that is where I'm at...I'm not kissing a boy :)

Thursday, June 24, 2010


I had the lovely chance to go back to Nebraska last week! As the airplane was preparing to land I was stealing every chance I could get to look out the window! And OH how wonderful it was to see the beautiful green of Nebraska! I can't really explain the excitement that was going through my body as we got nearer to the ground! I was SO happy to be back home! As I got off the plane I called my mom to let her know that I had landed safely. When she answered I said "Hey! I just wanted to let you know that we just landed and I'm home now!" Or something to that effect. I then corrected myself that I had landed in Nebraska, although Nebraska truly is what I consider home. Anyway, I got to see Chris Brown, whom I haven't seen in 3 years! (No, not the rapper Chris Brown...) I also got to see 2 of my High School friends, Taryn and Sarah. However, my visit to Nebraska was not for me so most of my stay involved Sam and Erin's wedding! Weird thought isn't it? My big brother is married! YIKES!! But it was a happy day! I'm excited for him and Erin!

While I love my friends and Wesley here in Arizona, I really could have used a couple extra days in Nebraska! But the time I had did rejuvenate me and help me to have the energy I need for another period of time! I actually get two weeks off next week, so I'm looking forward to that! That will be about the end of my time off, I'll get to go home for Christmas for a few days, but that's about it. I will finish off the year with a bang! This year is going by quick, I'm excited to find out where I'll go on my mission and where life will take me after that! :D

This is Jesse and Jason. My two close friends here in AZ :) Jesse will be leaving in the next few months for his mission. His papers should be turned in next week!

Monday, June 14, 2010


Today Wesley dropped something on the floor, he looked at me and said, "Pick up cookie cutter."
I asked him to get down and pick it up and he responded, "Adeneena pick up!"
"Wesley, no you can pick it up."
"One...two...I'll spank you."
Then his mom came in and picked it up off the floor. What a little stinker. :)

Monday, June 7, 2010

Looking for Summer Fun?

For those of you with youngsters and are preparing to battle the long summer days, here are a few ideas that Wesley absolutely LOVES.

Rice Box

Instead of putting your children in a hot sandbox and standing out in the heat watching them try a Rice Box instead! We got a clear storage container that is short but long and wide. We then put 20lbs of rice in the container. Put in some kitchen utensils, favorite toys, tupperware..whatever you want! Wesley will play in this for up to 45 mins. To help keep an easy to cleanup mess put a sheet or tablecloth underneath them. We have Wesley sit on the table so he isn't as prone to getting up and walking around with a bunch of rice.

Playdoh--this is the best recipe I have found yet

4c flour
2c salt
4c water (optional--w/food coloring)
2Tbsp + 1 tsp cream of tartar
2Tbsp cooking oil

Mix all ingredients together; cook over medium heat until mixture forms ball & pulls away from sides of pan. Remove from heat. When it is cool to touch knead it until smooth. Store in airtight container. This makes A LOT of playdoh. So if you want to hold off on the food coloring and make different colors by kneading it into separated groups you can. I would suggest halving it depending on the age of the kid.

Oobleck Goop

1/2 c Cornstarch
1 c Water
Mix together. Play with it! Slowly reach your fingers in and let it slide. Try to hit/slap it with your hand or hard spoon. It's the strange solid/liquid goop! Wesley loved playing with this. You can add food coloring if you'd like.

Ice Cube Painting

Put dyed water into ice cube trays and freeze. Later take ice cubes and white paper outside. As the ice melts it leaves it's colors behind!

Go to the pet store and check out the pets. Wesley loves animals and it is a great air conditioned activity :)

Those are just a few of the things that have been keeping me sane as it gets too hot to spend much time out in the sun. We also go to the library and we start swim lessons tomorrow, twice a day Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.
Have a GREAT week!