Friday, February 17, 2012

bowling and valentines!

 So Steven LOVES bowling… in the past two weeks we have gone bowling 4 times. He even has been looking up videos on youtube to help him perfect his bowling technique. Thankfully we are on a bowling team so we get to go bowling at least one day a week!

our bowling team!

Also during the last two weeks we had lots of homework and lots of tests…. Oh the life of a college student! But… being the madly in love newlyweds that we are we for sure had to go on a hot date for valentines day. Steven took me to wingers, then (you guessed it!) bowling.. then we had a lot of fun picking out gifts at walmart… we did this all on the day before valentine’s day because (you guessed it again) we had bowling league on Tuesday night! Haha..
steven eating a cupcake at cocoa bean!
me eating a cupcake at cocoa bean
We are pretty excited to move to Rapid City, SD. Steven has decided for sure that he DOES NOT want to be a chemical engineer.. but would rather love to be a mechanical engineer… his dream job would be to work at a car company and help develop cars. He sure loves to hear those engines purr… and he knows his stuff about cars! Since we’ve been together I’ve learned so much about cars it’s nuts. I can tell you the difference between a V8 and a V6.. and no one of them is not vegetable juice. I can tall you what 22’s are and that a Ferrari needs to have a fire extinguisher in it because it might catch on fire! …. And guess what. I love learning about cars.

Also last week we went to Famous Dave's and it was really yummy. My parents sent us a gift card to eat there for valentine's day. There was a pig walking around handing out coupons and it was so cute. Here is a picture of Steven and I on our hot Famous Dave's date. .... and then BOWLING after! haha.. and we went with Jennifer and Justin. 

Here are some shots from our Valentine's date (that was actually on Monday) and the flowers that Steven got me AND made for me. He's such a sweetheart. I told him I wanted something homemade and he made me some flowers and he came up with idea ALL by himself... I decided I wanted to make him something too.. so I made him a palmetto tree (south carolina state tree).

Saturday, February 4, 2012

burgers and ice cream

last monday, as in.. January 30th we made homemade ice cream with our friends the mcKells. it was pretty tastey.. but it was a SUPER painful process if you have any type of cut on your hand because of the salt you add to the ice in your outer bag. the water seeps out of the bag.. the salt gets into your wounds.. and ya.

but, all in all it was pretty fun and yummy. 

this is jennifer and justin eating their ice cream from the bag.

this is steven and i eating our ice cream from cups.. 
not as much risk of getting your spoon in the salty outside water! 

then today, february 4th, we went to a famous burger place here called big juds with jennifer, justin, daniel (jennifer's brother), and devin for lunch. we ordered the big jud special and shared it. the bigger was seriously the size of my head! we had to cut it in four pie sections (which made our quarter sections quarter pound burgers) to eat it.. and half of it is currently in our fridge. daniel ate a whole one by himself. kudoos to you!

seriously.. bigger than my head! 

steven is showing off the giaganticness of the hamburger.. which was pretty delish.  

Friday, February 3, 2012

First blog for 2012!

Greetings to everyone who reads my blog!

I am very aware that I have not written on my blog in quite sometime. (This is pretty ordinary) But.. recently I have been trying and trying to create a new blog... but have failed terribly (who knew that blogger got so confusing!?). I think I am just going to continue with my according to stephanie blog... and update it a little bit. 

What's new with us?

Well... let me tell you.

I am taking 19 credits in my FINAL semester at BYU-Idaho!! Hooray! ...well, kinda. I received an email today that was sent out to all graduates and I got kind of emotional reading it. (I admit it.. I shed a couple tears) It's just crazy to think I am done with this chapter in my life. For so long college graduation seemed so far away... but now, just a few months. I am so grateful for my education and through college I have learned and grown so much... and I just can't believe my undergraduate days are almost over. 

Steven is exited and getting ready to transfer to South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in Rapid City, SD. He hasn't quite decided if he wants to be a chemical engineer or a mechanical engineer... but he's excited to transfer. We're both pretty excited to move too. Some aspects of moving terrify me a little bit. Like: Where are we going to live? Where will I find a job?? WE HAVE NO FRIENDS THERE! But.. I know that it will all work out. 

I may or may not get an internship at a Women's Clinic in Idaho Falls. I'm pretty excited about it. Out of all types of health I would have to say that Women's Health is my absolute favorite. Working in a Women's Clinic would be my dream job... so I am kind of hoping the internship works out. 

Steven's brother, Aaron, who is currently moving from Kuwait to Afghanistan, gave us an X-Box 360 Kinect and some sweet games for our wedding/Christmas gift. We have a lot of fun and sure make a lot of noise (sorry Andrus's). Steven really likes the new Batman game and I really like Disney Universe (we get to play together so I like that). We both really like Your Shape Evolved and Just Dance 3. Great workouts!! THANK YOU AARON! 

I have not been very good at eating healthy. I went to a Zumba class and I felt super out of shape. AHHH.. I don't think an aerobics instructor ever wants to feel like that. I wanted to start WeightWatchers .... but I haven't been very good at it lately. So.. hopefully I will start focusing more on getting back into shape and getting healthier soon. 

Steven and I are on a bowling team with our friends Jennifer and Justin and Jennifer's brother and his friend. Our team name is M&M (Melancon's and the McKell's.. get it?) We lost our first match and won our second. It's pretty fun and stress free. We're hoping to make team shirts soon... bedazzled shirts. ... haha, just kidding. 

Two of our neighbors are having babies! Our neighbors The Hallam's (Chelsea is my old roommate so we have a lot of fun being neighbors) are expecting a son at the end of May and The McNary's are expecting a little girl in March. I am going to Bethani's baby shower tomorrow and I am pretty excited!

Well.. that's a pretty long post so I hope ya'll got caught up with what we've been up to! 

This is a picture of Steven and I on our last night of our honeymoon in Myrtle Beach, SC. We decided to go out on the town and had a lot of fun. We rode a roller coaster, ate at a street Greek restaurant, went in to countless shops, and had yummy smoothies from a street vendor.
I included this picture for these reasons:
1. We are both very tan.
2. I miss my honeymoon (who doesn't?!)
3. I miss it being really hot outside.
4. I really like this picture of us :)