Thursday, November 11, 2010

Just another Thursday

I walked out of my one class tonight. That class is the worst. I have such a hard time paying attention and staying awake. Normally I can stick it out meaning: I feel bad because half of the class has already walked out so I guilt myself into staying. But today I couldn't take it any longer and I left. I feel bad. But not really.

So what did I do? I came home and looked up ridiculous ways to loose weight fast. Because I have been feeling really chubby these days.

I have the day off tomorrow. It is so nice to have an unexpected day off. There are so many things I want to do. I have been thinking lately about what it will be like to be a stay-at-home-mom. It seems like it would be so fun to have the whole day to run errands, exercise, clean, cook, laundry, and make crafts:) I feel like all I do these days is wake up and go to work. Call me crazy, but staying at home being a mom sounds nice. Don't get excited people-- kids aren't coming anytime soon.

The other day I watched Julie and Julia on netflix (I love netflix). I really liked this movie, I was really surprised that I liked it as much as I did. I must warn you, it was really awkward to watch Meryl Streep and her "husband" make out but besides that I was pretty entertained.

Right now I am watching One Fine Day. Probably one of my all time favorite movies. I also decided to tackle our dirty dishes. AND BOY OH BOY it was a project. I don't know how we let it get so bad. I guess it's called neglect. But for the life of me I can't train myself to hand wash my dishes right after I eat. I seriously miss having a dishwasher. Whenever I do the dishes, I get all sweaty and wet and my hands get all dry. It's gross.

Happy Thursday.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

More Birthday Celebrations

The festivities of the 21st birthday of my life-
-50 sticky notes in my honor
-Breakfast in bed
-Shoots with Willie and Grace
-500 Days of Summer
-New red camera from Robbie
-2 spice racks (one from Robbie one from Dad)
-Lunch at CPK with Mom
-Shopping with my mom who bought me way too much!
-Costa Vida and Cold Stone
-10 days in Africa with Regan and Conlin
-German Chocolate Cake -homemade!
-Bouquet of Roses
-Delicious dinner made by my dad --with all my favorite foods
-Sunday dinner with the whole family including Grandma and Grandpa Smith
-The cutest scarf and gloves picked out by Robbie
-Nice note/check and balloons from my nice in-laws
-Drove a convertible BMW

I feel like the luckiest girl in the world. I had the best birthday weekend ever! It seriously was perfect. All my favorite people and all my favorite things with some surprises. I couldn't ask for anything more. Special thanks to Robbie! You spoiled me way too much this year. Thank you for all the thought and effort you put into making my birthday special and one I will always remember. I love you! Thanks to everyone else for the birthday wishes. I feel so loved. I am so blessed.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Birthday Celebrations

Robbie surprised me with tickets to the So You Think You Can Dance Tour. And it was awesome! We lucked out with 3rd row seats on the floor!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

One Year Baby!

Robbie and I celebrated our one year of marriage yesterday! YAHOO! We decided to make a whole weekend out of it. Here is what went down.

First, let me apologize for the quality of the pictures. We had to use the CAMERAS on our PHONES! I felt like I had to capture ourselves in some way. (Good thing my birthday and Christmas are coming up because I feel like I'm missing out on our good times, not because we don't have good times but because I don't have a camera to prove that we have good times.)

Anyways, on Friday after work, about 3ish, we went out to eat at Kneaders (my favorite). Then we headed up the canyon to Park City to ride the Alpine Slide and Coaster. It ended up being closed for the season. No big deal, we moved right along to the OUTLETS! Robbie doesn't like shopping but he suggested we go. I was very proud of him, he had a good attitude about walking around 20 different stores watching me pick up and put down clothes. He didn't complain once. I think he even enjoyed shopping. It meant a lot to me.

We each made some purchases that we were both really excited about. Robbie bought some cool b-ball shorts plus a shirt and I bought some long sleeve shirts.

After the outlets, we headed to Salt Lake City where we ate at Macaroni Grill. It was delicious and romantic. Then we made our final destination to the Anniversary Inn, where we stayed in the Jungle Safari Room. It was absolutely so cool.

The next day we headed to the Auto Auction of America where we purchased our first car, a Nissan Altima! It was a big purchase, but a great investment for us. GOOD-BYE CROWN VIC! This car will last us hopefully for a long time. The Altima was my first choice out of all the cars we saw at the auction. It is a goldish color which is not my favorite, but I don't mind it. It is a 2005 and is in great condition. I feel confident with our choice and I can't wait until all the paper work and such is done. Hopefully by Monday we will have all the details figured out and the car will be ours.

After the auction we came home and got ready to eat at Magleby's (Thanks Dad!). We invited our friends Will and Grace to come with us. Next the four of us went to the theater to see The Social Network. We got in for free because my friend Dallin works there. The movie was prrrretty dang good. I was a big fan. It kept my attention the entire time. I didn't wonder once when it was going to be over. Then we ended our perfect weekend with Coldstone (or "stone cold" is what Robbie thinks its called).

So that was how we spent our 1st anniversary. It was perfect.

P.S. Here is our one year old wedding cake that we thawed from the freezer. We both ate a few bites, it wasn't too bad. We had to follow the tradition! Especially since it has been taking up so much space in our freezer for so long.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

my very expensive wish list

I am definitely the spender in the relationship. I am constantly thinking about my next purchase. Lately it's been bad. I want to try really hard for the next little bit to be frugal and smart with money. I admire people who have such control over their spending habits. Usually I spend money on small things like inexpensive clothes or going out to eat. But I often fantasize about big purchases. I think dealing with money is going to be one of my continuous life battles. So for now, you get to see my very expensive wish list.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Meet Madison

This is my dearest Madi.
I love her so so much.
Eighth grade tennis is what brought us together.
We have been close ever since.
She is my "go to" girl.
And she is the best listener.
We will be friends forever.
She is going on a mission to Kennewick, Washington on December 8th.
I am so happy for her.
I am so grateful for her friendship.
I will miss this girl.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Kelli's Saga

I have been thinking lately about how much I love the stage of life I am in. People would still consider Robbie and I newlyweds, but I feel like now that it has almost been a year I have a better idea of who I am as Kelli Matthews. I have problems and I have worries but nothing too major. It is so nice to only worry about myself and Robbie. We can do whatever we want whenever we want. We are poor college students but we have sufficient funds for our lifestyle. Our biggest challenges are each other, but even then nothing too major(most of the time).

I love the season right now. I love fall fashion. I love bringing out my boots and long jackets. I love the leaves changing. It makes me want to do something drastic to my hair, like cut or color it or both. I love that fall means celebrating Robbie's birthday, our anniversary, and my birthday.

I like that school as started, because it means we are moving further into our future. I don't want to move too fast though. I am liking our apartment and our ward more and more. We haven't made too many friends since the move, but I anticipate we will sometime soon.

Right now I am listening to Sara Bareilles' CD called Kaleidoscope Heart and I like it a lot. It only cost $11 bucks!

I have been obsessed with cooking lately. This last week I cooked 3 meals! Here are my overall results:

Creamy Taco Casserole score: 8/10 --surprisingly delicioius, appearance is odd, and very filling.

Angel Hair Pasta Salad score: 5/10 --amazing flavors, just a lot of work.

Chicken Tetrazzini score: 9/10 --easy to prepare, it's a little different but most people would like it.

I've been debating a lot with myself these last couple of days. I don't really know what I want to do when it comes to school. Right now I am working full time at the dental clinic and taking a whopping one online class and one night class. pretty easy. I feel like maybe I should go back to school full time and get my prerequisites done for dental hygiene and then go straight to dental hygiene. Sounds simple right? Well I have some issues...

first: Do I really want to do dental hygiene?

I think I do. It might be a little boring, but I think I would enjoy it for the most part.

second: Robbie and I would be desperately poor college students if I quit my job.

I'm not sure the people at my job would like it if I asked to be part time. And I kinda think I would go crazy if I tried to do full time school and part time job at the dental clinic. Too much on my plate. I would like to just focus on school. But I don't want to be desperately poor.

third: Robbie will be done at BYU in 2 years. It would take me approximately realistically 4 years to complete everything for dental hygiene.

Doesn't really match up. Plus what if I want to have a child? I don't want to wait over 4 years.

My alternative-

Continue to work full time for College Dental as a dental assistant while sadly and slowing taking night classes or quit school? And probably never earn a college degree? Not going to lie, it sounds somewhat tempting, considering it would be an easy life.

But I am so young. 20 years old. People. I want to do something more. Maybe I won't do dental hygiene. Maybe I will do something else, like hair school. haha. I really don't know. oh boy.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Happy Birthday Robbie

Hey everyone!

It was Robbie's 24th birthday on Saturday, September 11th, the same day as my younger brother Carson who turned 18.

We started out the day by going to his first intramural Volleyball game at BYU. His team took the victory, good job boys!

Then he opened my presents. I gave him a new game called 10 Days in Africa, a new black hat, a pair of jeans and a new shirt.

Later that night we went out to eat with Will, Grace, and Robbie's other brother Timmy and his friend Daniel. We ate at Chili's and had a really bad waitress. After Chili's we went to Miracle Bowl and ended the night with two games of bowling. Robbie won the first game! He is such a good bowler!

I love you Robbie, you are my best friend and I hope you had a really good 24th BDAY!