Oh my god, you guys! The year is already more than half-way over! YIKES!! So far, 2018 has been very eventful and has flown by!
In mid-January, my lovely boyfriend and I went on yet another family vacation! Our October trip was spent with my family at Knott’s Berry Farm, Universal Studios: Hollywood, the beach, downtown LA, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, with a brief stop in Sin City. The trip in January was taken with his family, rather than mine. It began with my first airplane ride!! The views were breathtaking, but my stomach did not appreciate the turbulence at all. It is much faster than driving though, so that was a bonus!
We just let ourselves settle for the rest of that first afternoon, just relaxing at our hotels.
The next two days we spent at Disneyland and California Adventure Park. I really liked the Radiator Springs Racers ride in California Adventure Park.
On Sunday, we got to spend another day at Universal Studios: Hollywood, which might be my second favorite destination (after Yellowstone National Park).
Our final day was spent back at Disney. We only spent half of the day there so that we had time to make it to the airport for our flight home.
In February, we moved from our first apartment in the small town of Helper, Utah to a different apartment complex in the equally small town of Wellington, Utah, about 15 minutes away. We went from a very very small, 1 bedroom apartment (like, literally 3 rooms total: bedroom, bathroom, and a combined kitchen/living room) to a 2 bedroom apartment (closer to 5 total rooms). And while our first landlord had a zero tolerance policy on animals, our new complex allows up to 2 pets, within reason.
So, since patience is not a virtue I was blessed with, within the first week of moving in, we adopted the cutest little pup. He was born on New Year’s Day and was just barely 6 weeks old when we brought him home. Our boy is 1/16 Chihuahua, 7/16 Yorkshire Terrier, and 1/2 Toy Poodle, making him either a Chorkiepoo or a Chorkiedoodle. His name is Maddox, pronounced as “mad-ocks” (as it is spelled), but I have since learned that the “correct” pronunciation is “mad-icks,” which I absolutely HATE. lol.
Unfortunately for us, one of our best friends, Jolynn, moved 13 hours away to Sherwood, Oregon, right after our move: at the end of February. We keep hoping that she will miss us so much that she will just up and move back. 😉
In March, I surprised my love with tickets to the concert of one of his favorite bands, AJR, as an early birthday present to him. We had a blast, and I may have even become a fan of the band myself!
Have I done my best here or will I be here next year or are these my best years yet? Was looking forward to being important, but I’m not important yet.
If you put this scene on a movie screen, is it called a happy end? If the word gets me where I’m supposed to be, will I know I’ve made it then?
It’s so hard.
Can we skip to the good part?
Back in December or January, probably, we had started playing Dungeons and Dragons socially with our group of friends. Our meetings were irregular and sparse until around April when we buckled down and started meeting once a week to once every-other week on average. And boy-o-boy am I attached to my dragonborn warlock with a dash of fighter. She has a blue guard drake as a pet, and she’s kind of a badass. Of the 7 players/characters, at least 4 have pets, so we have minis for them all. It’s pretty great!
At the end of May/beginning of June, our Jo came back to visit! We ended up calling out from work to go with our friends to pick her up from the airport. We had previously told her that we wouldn’t be able to come since we couldn’t get work off. So we ended up surprising her since she didn’t expect us. It’s like the Leslie Knope quote from Parks and Recreation, “We need to remember what’s important in life: friends, waffles, work. Or waffles, friends, work. Doesn’t matter, but work is third.”
I’m going to preface this next set of pictures by saying: I may have a slight obsession with Cards Against Humanity. I own every product on their official website, including the newly released Pride Packs, with and without glitter. I have to say that the one with glitter was much more fun that the one without.
Just this last week, we almost got another puppy: she’s 1/4 boxer, 1/4 catahoola, and 1/2 husky. My mom’s dog had puppies back in May, so they had been calling this one “Lucky.” We even brought her home for the afternoon before realizing that we were not ready for another puppy right now. But, oh lord is she a cutie! Just look at those EYES!
Anyway, that’s about it other than an update on the progress of growing my hair out again! So far, I’m much happier with how my hair looks and feels!
As always, thanks for reading. I greatly appreciate it!
P.S. I know that it’s been a while again, and I haven’t posted anything during that time. I’m not happy with any of my drafts, and I haven’t written anything new either; I’ve sort of hit a wall creatively. I’m stuck. So! If you have any ideas/suggestions for what you’d like me write about, drop them in the comments. Hopefully inspiration will strike!