Things I Learned In The South

Monday, February 27, 2012

 So my step dad sent me this awesome email today and I just thought I would share it with "all y'all." :) These are all very true in the town I was born and raised in. Good ole Childress, TEXAS.
A possum is a flat animal that sleeps in the middle of the road.

There are 5,000 types of snakes and 4,998 of them live in the South.

There are 10,000 types of spiders. All 10,000 of them live in the South, plus a couple no one's seen before.

If it grows, it'll stick ya. If it crawls, it'll bite cha.

Onced and Twiced are words.

It is not a shopping cart, it is a buggy!

Jawl-P? means, Did you all go to the bathroom?

People actually grow,eat and like okra.

Fixinto is one word. It means I'm going to do that.

There is no such thing as lunch. There is only dinner and then there's supper.

Iced tea is appropriate for all meals and you start drinking it when you're two. We do like a little tea with our sugar. It is referred to as the Wine of the South.

Backwards and forwards means I know everything about you.

The word jeet is actually a question meaning, 'Did you eat?'

You don't have to wear a watch, because it doesn't matter what time it is, you work until you're done or it's too dark to see.

You don't PUSH buttons, you MASH em.

Ya'll is singular. All ya'll is plural.

All the festivals across the state are named after a fruit, vegetable, grain, insect, or animal.

You carry jumper cables in your car - for your OWN car.

You only own five spices: salt, pepper, mustard, Tabasco and ketchup.

The local papers cover national and international news on one page, but require 6 pages for local high school sports, the motor sports, and gossip.

Everyone you meet is a Honey, Sugar, Miss(first name) or Mr.(first name)

You think that the first day of deer season is a national holiday.

You know what a hissy fit is..

Fried catfish is the other white meat.

Watch this show.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Swamp People is our favorite show in the entire world. This was our favorite superbowl commercial as well, aside from the Chevrolet commercial where all that was left at the end of the world were Chevy truck and twinkies. That one was pretty stinkin' funny too.

We hope you will thoroughly enjoy this commercial and that you soon will be claiming that Swamp People is your new favorite show.

I Believe in Christ.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Today in Relief Society we sang "I Believe in Christ" as our opening hymn and it really touched me, so I wanted to share it with all of you as well as my testimony of the Savior.

I know that Jesus Christ was born, lived and died for me. 
I know that I am forgiven of my sins through His Atonement.
I know that He has felt the pains, sicknesses and sufferings that I am experiencing in my life. 
I know that He lives today to help me through my time here on earth.
I know that He is the Son of a loving Father in heaven.
I know that we have the Holy Ghost here to comfort us and help us feel the love our Father in heaven and Jesus Christ have for us.

I know that He loves you and wants what is best for you. 

I Believe In Christ by Mormon Tabernacle Choir on Grooveshark

A Very Memorable Valentine's Day :)

Saturday, February 18, 2012

So this year for Valentine's Day we got to eat at Thaifoon, which is a super yummy Asian Cuisine place in Salt Lake and then we went to the Lady Antebellum Concert!!! Darius Rucker and Thompson Square were both there and we had such a good time! Cole surprised me on Christmas with the proof of purchase of 2 tickets to this concert and it just so happened to be on Valentine's Day! I would say that this was all a very smooth move on his part. :) 

He bought me some beautiful flowers, that I took a long time to notice, and got me a cute little card that I also took a while to understand. I guess I just had a lot on my mind that day! 

The next day I made him dinner, a heart shaped confetti cake with rainbow chip icing (his favorite:)) and gave him a book with things that I love about him written in it. I feel like I could write a whole book about everything that makes me in love with him. He's an amazing man and I'm so happy that our marriage will last forever. :)

We sat at the exact same table as we did the last time we ate there over a year ago!

Us enjoying the concert.

Cole was so happy about his cake! I know now to never go on a cake baking contest show or anything of the like. 

My beautiful roses trying to get some sun. :)

Madi and her boyfriend got engaged on Valentine's Day as well! We're so excited for them - welcome to the family Jason!! :)

Long time no see!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

So now that's it has been over a month since we've said anything - here's what's been going on!

We've been in school for a little over 6 weeks now, and midterms are right around the corner, so studying is a must right now. We both have a pretty full load this semester, so we don't really have a life besides school, eating and sleeping. We manage to squeeze in movies (sometimes when we shouldn't, i.e. Marley & Me this past Saturday) as well as BYU basketball just so we don't go insane. :)

We gave talks in Church last month on the 22nd, and I'd say they both went well considering the fact that L. Tom Perry's daughter-in-law ask for a copy of our talks! We are loving our new ward. The people in it and in our neighborhood are so nice and loving. We hope to be here as long as we can!

Cole still loves to play soccer and he goes to play in a church gym here in Orem with a group of friends that he's played soccer with for years - that's how we met too might I add. :) We're also on a co-ed intramural soccer team together with a bunch of the friends that play soccer every week, and it's been fun! We won the first game, but ended up losing our second one - something we're not good at dealing with. We hate to lose at anything. Haha! :)

And last but not least, we have some pictures that we have yet to post even though some are from Christmas break, so I'm going to share them with y'all! 

My favorite Christmas present - a Texas shaped waffle iron!

Temple Square lights with the Gordon family.

Dr. Pepper taste contest on New Years Eve. I can totally sense the difference between the diet and the real deal. 

We tried to make horchata, but failed miserably. It looks good, but it tasted so gross!

We've had some good seats at the basketball games!


Our tomato soup bowls matched our shirts (and I cut my hair).

We finally got to hang out with Eric and Ariana! Too bad we ended up losing this game to St. Mary's.

Welp! That's about all I can think of for now. 

We love and miss each and every one of our family members and friends and pray for you every night!

Nuestra vida es bonita.