Monday, October 31, 2011


Still feeling rough today. More pain than yesterday. Still learning to let myself feel the emotions I'm feeling. Still trying to remember that I don't have to be happy all the time. :) (Click here for Josh and Jordan's hilarious new video about just that) Josh has been such a sweetheart taking care of me like he always does. I don't know what I'd do without him.

I watched a documentary on Netflix today called Forks Over Knives about whole food plant-based eating. I'm getting revved up for my visit with Dr Rawdon! Getting into the right mindset - reminding myself of what I already know about the power of nutrition.

Ohhh boy I'm not gonna lie, I'm ready for this blog to be over.

Sunday, October 30, 2011


This month has been physically and emotionally very difficult. I'm still figuring this thing out, and it frustrates me that it's taking me so long to get it. Like. I've been dealing with Crohn's disease and it's side-effects for six years. You'd think that I'd understand my own body! But I don't. And I get discouraged every time it flares up. I try to remember that I'm still young, and I shouldn't expect myself to have it all figured out. I try to remember that I have time to sort things out and I'm not a failure for not being wholly healthy already. I try to remember that I'm not alone in this! Physically or spiritually. My husband and my Jesus are with me.

So I'll be taking the next week or so really easy. I'm gonna rest up, get back into my healthy routine, have better control over what I'm eating... set up an appointment with Dr. Rawdon.. hah. It's way past time. 

My attitude though has been much better today than usual when things get bad. I managed to avoid a full-blown pity party and I've enjoyed living in each moment - allowing myself to feel fully disappointed without internalizing it and lashing out at Josh later. Crying when I feel like it. Laughing when I feel like it. Making jokes, trying to stay sweet. :P I'm not wallowing... I don't know, that feels like a step in the right direction to me. Step one of many!

Saturday, October 29, 2011


clockwise from top left: Christian, Josh, David, Jared, Jordan, Benge, Jen, and Ahymee :)

David is back from the Good Korea!!!!!!! We have missed him greatly back here in the states. Of course, the first thing we did for him was throw a Halo partay. There are five televisions and XBox 360s set up in that room. FIVE. So at any given time there were 10-11 players in the room. (Some people had already left by the time I took this picture, but Sarah, Ben, Giulia, Emily, and Barry were all here too.) It was a great time. Even when I'm not playing, I enjoy watching/listening to them freak out and/or taunt each other.. it definitely got loud! But it was a good time. I think good ol' David got the "WELCOME HOME" that he deserved :) Now we just have to wait another month until his sweet Kayla gets back too. 


Jinkies! Tonight we filmed a Halloween themed Blimey Cow, and I dressed up as Velma from Scooby-Doo. It was fun :) I haven't dressed up for Halloween in years. Or maybe I never have. I have a vague recollection of being The Virgin Mary when I was super young..? but that could've been for Christmas, haha. I can't remember, because we never celebrated Halloween growing up. 

Everyone's costumes looked great! Obviously I didn't have the good camera because Josh was using it to film, so these are from the iTouch. I put some more on Facebook so you guys didn't have to wade through a ton of pictures again. ;) Josh is editing the footage right now and it's coming together really well :D Should be up tomorrow!

After we wrapped up, we headed to Starbucks and met up with Alex and Matt. It was so good to see them! I really enjoyed my hour of chat-time with them. They're cool. 

And now what's really on my mind...

My heart is so heavy for the Perry family tonight. Their 28 day old son Justice passed away this afternoon after almost a month of continuous fighting. There were a ton of complications with his heart, which caused even more complications with the rest of his organs and in the end his little body just couldn't make it. I don't understand why these things happen.. I cried about it a lot when I found out. I had to push it out of my thoughts at the shoot, but now that it's all over... I'm overwhelmed again. I can't imagine what the Perry's are going through. We know that his little life had a great purpose.. his story has touched more people than I can wrap my head around.. But my hearts hurts so bad for Sara. I can't imagine anything worse for a mother to lose her child. I met Troy and Sara shortly after they found out they were pregnant, and they've always spoken of Justice with such love, tenderness, and faith for his wholeness.. my faith has been challenged and strengthened in the few short months I've known them (especially this last month). Pray also for their five year old son Noah, as he tries to understand everything that's being thrown at him.. Such a difficult thing to explain to a kid... I can't imagine...  My heart aches for them.. But God is great and He is worthy of all praise, even in the midst of such heartache! Just keep all three of them in your prayers. 

Thursday, October 27, 2011


Yummy peanut butter smoothie..

Dude. There's an app for Blogger now. That is good news for nights like tonight when Josh has the laptop with him!

We were going to go to the Bergthold's this evening for dinner and game night and to see Cara for the first time since she's been back from Madagascar! But last night while we were at the Taylor's, I started feeling poorly and made the decision to take a day off to recoup. I'm no longer nauseated, but my energy level is definitely lacking.

Josh went back over to his family's tonight to shoot a video since his evening was freed up. And I'm chilling with Netflix. I just got finished watching a documentary about debts and credit cards and banks and government called Maxed Out.. I 100% recommend it to anyone. It was made before the big housing bubble collapsed, but that made it so much more interesting to me! They pointed out the imminent danger. It was just good. Makes me want to start walking around with cash again instead of using cards everywhere, too. You should watch it.

65 little days to go! Holy cow!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011


Y'know the exciting news we teased y'all about last Monday? I'm allowed to tell the internet now... Jared and Anna are engaged!!! And not only that, but we had the honor of helping Jared surprise Anna properly... it was a blast. Josh kept a log of what was going on that day and I took pictures of the finished product before we left.. So. If you're interested in some behind-the-scenes info from our perspective, read on!

9:26AM: Jared messages me (Josh) on Facebook to tell me that Anna figured out his end-of-the-month-proposal plan. Working on a back up plan with him.
10:12AM: I suggest doing the proposal at our house- we already had plans to have dinner with them anyway. Kelli and I will leave for the evening and have the place set up for a grand proposal. Jared and Anna will arrive at 5:30PM to find the house vacant, and they'll spend the evening here.
10:28AM: It's on. Jared calls me to confirm details. He's driving home to grab the ring!
10:45AM: Kelli and I make a list of all the things we need to accomplish in the next seven hours. It's a big list.
11:31AM: Jared calls again to confirm more details.
11:39AM: I call Dairy Queen to see about picking up an ice cream cake as a surprise for Jared and Anna. They put me on hold.
12:00PM: Leave for Mt. Juliet Dairy Queen, after Hermitage location says they'll call me back and then they never do.
12:30PM: Arrive home with the cake. They're gonna love it! "Happy Engagement Mr. and Mrs. Snyder"

12:40PM: Working on a music playlist to have going in the background when they arrive.
1:00PM: Cleaaaning time. This is going to take a while...
1:25PM: Kelli leaves to get supplies from Target. I continue cleaning...
1:39PM: Hermitage DQ finally calls me back. TOO LATE.
2:30PM: Jared calls for the last time before he's with Anna. He will not be reachable for proposal planning anymore. We final check all of the plans, share a few "all of these years comes down to this..." moments, and bid farewell.
2:40PM: Kelli returns home with supplies.
2:50PM: Still a few more things we need, so Kelli and I are switching duties- I'm off to Kroger, and she's staying to clean.
3:20PM: Back home with the last of the supplies, and back to cleaning. Bathroom..... ok.
4:20PM: Augh! We need candles for the dinner table. Headed to the store again! Kelli's going to vacuum.

4:40PM: Cleaning is done, vacuuming is done, now we're just rearranging everything to look amazing. Kelli is nailing it. This is going to be fantastic!
4:50PM: Cutting up potatoes for their proposal feast! We're almost done! 30 minutes to go, and then we're out of here!
5:00PM: Just got a call from Jared. They're running behind schedule. They should be here around 5:50. That's going to make our planned "Kelli had to make a last minute trip to the store and she forgot her wallet so I have to go take it to her. Just let yourselves in" phone call a little more difficult to believe, I'd guess. But hopefully she'll be so blindsided that Jared's proposing tonight and at our house that her guard will be down and she won't even think about it.
5:06PM: Candles are lit, food is ready to be cooked- now just making some last minute adjustments. Another 25 minutes or so and we're out of here!

5:20PM: Sounds like everything looks good! Jared just called to say they were on their way, and I told them Kelli was "at the store" so in 15 minutes or so, I can call and say she forgot her wallet and needs me to come pay for the groceries. I think this is going to work!
5:30PM: Spreading the rose pedals, and then heading out the door! Heading to my family's house.

5:40PM: Called Jared and fed him the lines about the wallet, etc.
5:45PM: Drop Kelli's car off at Kroger. Went in to get a snack (We were running around so much, Kelli hadn't barely eaten anything today!) Turns out Jared and Anna were AT Kroger picking up garlic bread. We ran into them and I saw the most terrified look I think Jared has ever made. Whoops. Big mistake. But thankfully Jared and Anna were on their way out, and we just told them to go on ahead and we'd be there shortly. I think Jared and I were a little frazzled by the surprise, but I don't think Anna picked up on it. she was on the phone most of the conversation. We hide in the back of the store until we're sure we leave, then we head to my family's for the evening.
6:45PM: Jared just called and said it was PERFECT! He said Anna was "red as an apple" and loved the whole thing. I heard her laughing in the background. I'd say it was a success! :D

Tuesday, October 25, 2011


Josh shaved his beard tonight :( I'll miss it! But he said it was getting to itchy. Sigh...

We had a fun day driving all over the place.. We even squeezed in a lunch date! :) It was a good time. 

AND AND AND I finished Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Duuuude. It was so good! The entire series was amazing! I'm looking forward to watching the movies, but I can tell they won't be as good as the books. Movies never are. 

I meant to write today about the exciting secret that I teased you guys with last Monday... I just got caught up in everything.. But don't worry! Tomorrow, I'll explain! It's a fun secret :) 

Monday, October 24, 2011


Tonight we hung out with Ben and Giulia! Josh has known Ben almost ten years, and I went to high school with him for a couple of years. He recently got married to the lovely Giulia, so we wanted to catch up with him and meet her. Giulia is a sweetheart! And Ben is as much of a jokester as ever. We really enjoyed hanging out with them :)

We ate almost-burnt pizza (oops) and played games while we swapped stories/caught up. We played Truth be Told and a quick "boys only" game of Argue (us girls watched and voted :p). I really had fun! I'm excited to hang out with our new married friends again soon ;) 

Sunday, October 23, 2011


Lunch with the Feeners + horrible Titans game + flowers + yummy soup & pie at the Taylor's + Messy Monday = a good day.

Saturday, October 22, 2011


HAPPY 6th BIRTHDAY TO BLIMEY COW! Six years ago, my goofy husband and his little brother uploaded their first Blimey Cow video, Piano Notes, on Google video. Youtube wasn't even a popular thing yet. Jordan's little voice and ridiculously big hair crack me up..  I think Josh hates the old videos. But they make me laugh, and they remind me of goofing off with Josh in high school. He always made me laugh the easiest. 

Josh and Jordan celebrated by playing a bunch of outdoor games with some buds in Madison. I celebrated by reading Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince all day. Holy cow. I'm...geez. That was a great book. It made me cry.

Anyway, go celebrate Blimey Cow's birthday and watchfew of the classics. Or maybe check out my very embarrassing, yet weirdly prophetic debut into the world of Blimey Cow (I was not a vegetarian or interested in Josh when we filmed that...................... but that's about where the similarities end. Unless you count the ongoing rivalry between Jordan and I).

I daresay you've got a bunch of links to entertain you for the next 20 minutes, if you choose to watch all of them.. I may be a little biased, but I still think you totally should :) 

Friday, October 21, 2011


Today we got to go out on a hott date with Jen!! We went to subway for lunch and then saw Ides of March. Jen and Josh liked it better than I did - I thought it was just ok, but not bad. Then we went to the Taylor's for dinner and Halo.. We surprised Jen with a month-long subscription to xbox live! Her gamer tag is DamNationzz, hahahaha :) She was thrilled. It was so cute! 

Man so now we're trying to figure out next week's schedules. Josh has a lot of great ideas for upcoming Blimey Cow videos and were gonna try to film two of them this next week.. But we're already committed to several different evening events.. What a nightmare.. So many things to do. Makes me tired just thinking about it, haha. It'll be fun though!

Josh is working on a drawing tonight that's really confusing :/ please pray that he gets it done quickly! 

Thursday, October 20, 2011


Today has been wonderful. Josh is my best friend! The end.

Thankful Thursday: Gifts #373-400

the new Blimey Cow website! - tilapia - Panera date with Emily :) - free smoothie - hanging out with my grandparents - Ruby Tuesday's ah-mazing biscuits - also, their delicious croutons - feeling "grown up" - this Godz Bodz workout video haha - getting to help out with really important life events - Laurie's gnocchi soup omg - vanilla scented candles! - Josh getting to hang out and help out in the city with friends - romantic dates in the middle of the afternoon - Emily's chicken alfredo - learning a little self control - Josh's delight at winning games - How It's Made - Order of the Pheonix - my warm, fluffy, red robe in this chilly house - hangin' with the Musgroves - this other great post from Jamie the Very Worst Missionary - surprise chocolates in the mail - "starting over" - candlelit dinner - date day

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


Renovated Kroger is intimidating.. I didn't know where anything was. Also I had coupons with me but I forgot to use them, like a ditz. I couldn't believe it, I was so frustrated with myself! But at least we have food in this house, right? Rice and eggs weren't really cuttin' it for me anymore :P   

We watched Survivor at the Musgrove's tonight and I've gotta say that outspoken Christians on reality TV drive me up the wall. He's making us look bad! Being so naive and trying to guilt people into doing the things he thinks are right. Hello, have you never seen Survivor before. You can't play that game without at least a smidgeon of dishonesty. You just can't. 

We also watched old home videos over at the Musgroves! Oh my gosh, they were amazing. Josh was so dorky and overly eager and adorable... I really enjoyed getting a glimpse into the early years of all these people I now know as adults and teenagers, haha. It was fun. 

Now Josh is working on a drawing and I'm gonna read some Order of the Pheonix before we go to bed.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


I never took a picture today. Josh snapped this one and said that it's my turn to be on the blog, haha, and I went with it because I didn't want to fiddle with the camera :p 

Tonight we hung out at the MacDonald's along with Jared and Anna :) IT WAS FUN. We played a super long game of Phase 10 and enjoyed Emily's delicious chicken alfredo for dinner. Some of you guys know that I can be a fiercely, emotionally competitive played (I've always disliked that about myself). I am especially competitive during Phase 10 - I don't know why, it's just one of those games for me - but tonight when I felt myself crossing over the "friendly competition" line into "competitive sour puss"... I reigned myself in and actually enjoyed the rest of the game. Whodathunk? Haha. I didn't win, but at least I didn't get so worked up over a silly card game, and I had a great time. 

Many thanks to Barry and Emily for making us a delicious dinner and having us over, even after a crazy day. :D

P.S. Josh wants me to mention that even though we didn't finish the game tonight, he was the furthest along and he totally would have won. He was the only one who had progressed to Phase 10 and he overcame tremendous odds to get there ;) Also he won Settlers of Catan yesterday against Nyk and Barry. So get your bets in, folks, he's on a winning streak! I'm proud of him :D

Monday, October 17, 2011


Today has been really, really, really exciting but I can't talk about anything yet. Not for another week or so. But just know... good things happened tonight. And it has nothing to do with babies. Good day!

Sunday, October 16, 2011


We've spent most of the day lazing around :) We watched a lot of Survivor season 1, and we edited the Messy Monday video together (which really just means that Josh edited it while I sat next to him and pretended to be a valuable part of the process haha). It's been a good day! I haven't read barely any of Order of the Pheonix today since it's an "us only" day, so I probably won't get a chance to really jump into it until Tuesday. But that's ok! :) I'm having a lot of fun with Josh. That's better than Harry Potter, anyway! So much happy.

Saturday, October 15, 2011


Praise the LordT for easy iTouch photos.

I woke up with a headache this morning :( So I've been chugging the water, making sure I eat enough, and taking my vitamins, but it's still hanging on. Soooo dumb. Admittedly, it is better now than it was this morning, but I missed Sarah and Jesse's wedding because of it :( Hopefully a good night's sleep will do the trick.

I got the last three Harry Potter books from Jen tonight!!! I'm so grateful that she's letting me borrow all her books. I know you guys know this, but I'm really enjoying being swept away in a good series.

Boys are supposed to make Messy Monday tonight, if Jordan will ever come inside to start it. OH MY GOSH while I was typing that, he actually came inside. It was like magic. Yeh're a wizard, Harry! Anyway, this MM should be a good one! Us girls have been playing Halo. Yeah that's right... we're awesome like that. I am soo tired of my gamer brothers hitting on me; I just want to be one of the guy-aaEAFEW&tRIkt7DEAD

You know how we hung out with my grandparents yesterday? Well, they're in town because this weekend is a family weekend at King College. They drove up this morning with my parents to surprise my youngest brother, Joshie! I wish Josh and I could've gone. We sure miss Josh Feener :( 

Friday, October 14, 2011


Today was really good! First, a pumpkin chocolate chip smoothie for breakfast. Then I had lunch with Emily while Josh hung out with Barry (they worked on their Wahoo boards)! I had a good time with Emily. It'd been a while since just the two of us got to hang out. After lunch we met up with the boys at the MacD's and we all watched last night's Community. And it was hilarious. Yay for good friends! 

Then Josh and I came home to get ready for our date with Dad and Grandma and Grandpa Feener :D It was lovely... I think this was the first time we've all hung out since Josh and I were married (not counting holidays)! This may sound funny, but it was cool to have "grown up" conversations with my grandparents... I don't know. It was like one of the first times I've felt confident in the majority of my answers to their questions. I'm glad they got to come up and we got to spend time with them! We love Grandma and Grandpa Feener!

Thursday, October 13, 2011


So much for waiting a couple days to catch up on chores before I start this book. It was so good.

Thankful Thursday: Gifts #342-372

Josh's handsome new beard!!! I love it - feeling motivated - pumpkin blueberry muffins - successful on-the-fly substitutions in baking - Papa Murphy's vegetarian pizza ohhhhhhhmygoodness - hanging out with friends after being sick for a week! - my sweet friend Jen - the beauty in vulnerability - passion tea lemonade - this post from Jaime the Very Worst Missionary - Jen and Liz on the mics during Halo. Hilarious. - Lil Star Wars - greek yogurt - tomato sandwiches - painting my nails/feeling pretty - getting to see my family - having a friend who will let me borrow her Harry Potter books - new Ryan Adams music - girl time - greek yogurt with honey - having our very own Wahoo board - O'Charley's amazing fried shrimp - goofing off with my husband all day - pumpkin french toast for a giggly midnight snack - breaking out the scarves and coats - dark chocolate - Halo - being a really fast reader ;) - jasmine rice for dinner - new Robert Gay music - my incredibly patient husband

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


This evening we're over at the Taylor's, hanging out with their old neighbors Skyler and Tyler. Apparently these are the guys who introduced the Taylors to Halo! So obviously there's a lot of Halo going on over here. And obviously everyone's having a blast. Jen showed up too! With the next Harry Potter for meee! ♥ I told her I'll have to catch up on my chores before I can start Goblet of Fire, haha. These books are so captivating.

Last week when Josh exchanged all our old CDs for store credit at McKay, he picked up some pretty sweet deals I've already told y'all about, like a $2 copy of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, and a PS3 w/extra controller that we didn't pay a cent for. He also found a 75¢ book called Survivor: The Official Companion Book, all about the first season of the TV show Survivor. The prologue alone was intriguing enough for us to find a cheap copy of the first season on DVD! We've been watching as we read along in the book. It's cool to see how much things have changed (and not changed) on the show in 23 seasons.. It's obviously a well-oiled machine now, but back then it was this crazy experiment - they were figuring it out as they went along. The book talks a lot about the production side of things, as well as offering details about the tribes/contestants that didn't make the final edit. I've gotta say, I'm really enjoying the peek behind the curtain! Tonight will be a brand new episode on TV, so I'm excited about watching it, especially after being immersed in the first season all week. The contrast should be interesting. 

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


This is the amazing Wahoo board that Josh made yesterday! So so cool... I'm excited to get some marbles and start teaching our friends to play. Slaaash play with our friends who already know how to play, haha. I hear that Barry's board is awesome too.. I can't wait to see it. 

Josh took me on a lunch date this afternoon to O'Charley's :) We had a blast. Today was one of those goofy, we-just-enjoy-hanging-out-with-each-other days. There was lots of giggling and general silliness - I love my husband! ♥

Please pray for little Justice Perry and his family. Tomorrow morning at 8, he's coming off of the ECMO which is basically keeping him alive at this point. It will be up to his little body to keep him sustained after that. God is great and He is faithful, and He can bring this baby to complete health! Please keep Justice, big brother Noah (5 years old), mommy Sara, and dad Troy in your prayers this week. 

G'night, my friends!

Monday, October 10, 2011


Girl's night! For the first time in weeks for me. It's so nice to no longer be sick. So nice. I had a good time with these lovely ladies, just chattin' and laughin' it up.. I like them a lot ;) Josh spent the day with Barry making Wahoo boards (which I can't wait to see!)

So, I started Chamber of Secrets last night and finished it today around lunch time, when I started Prisoner of Azkaban... and I just finished it. I'm telling you, I'm a fast reader normally, but when I come across a story that really grabs me, I get downright obsessive about it and I can knock out a hundred pages in like an hour. Now I want the next book, haha... Like a junkie looking for his next fix. "Hello my name is Kelli and I have a Harry Potter problem." "Hi, Kelli."

Sunday, October 9, 2011


Bahahaha Alex is a crazy man's disembodied head... This picture cracks. me. up. 

Today we hung out with my family and I had so much fun. Dad hadn't gotten there yet (he was on the way home from Bristol). Unfortunately the Titans didn't show up for their game this afternoon, but we made the best of it with our Subway and our laughter. 

Jen is wonderful. She let me borrow her copies of the 2nd and 3rd Harry Potter books! She drove to the Taylors to bring them to me. So bye guys, I'll see you in a few days. 

Saturday, October 8, 2011


Dude. Liz and Jen are mic'd up on Barry and Amy's controllers, respectively. So Liz is commentating over Barry's gamer tag, and Jen is commenting over Amy's.. if that makes sense. It's hilarious. Liz is currently smack talking a kid who sounds like he's probably 13 or 14 lol

Remember how I said I was going to make those chocolate no bake cookies today? Well, I did. And, they didn't work as well as I was hoping. Somehow the chocolate mixture was too thick, so instead of keeping everything together after they cooled, they're kinda crumbly.. But they're still pretty yummy! Especially right out of the freezer (it keeps them together better) I used dark chocolate, so they are ri-i-i-ich. That's not a bad thing! I'll definitely be trying this recipe again, in case I did something wrong this time. We'll see. 

TONIGHT I got some one-on-one time with the beautiful Jen. It was a hot date ;) It's interesting to me that the relationships that have the most history (like.. bad history, haha) are the ones that are the most meaningful. What's that analogy about refining with fire? Silver or gold or something? Well it's totally true. Nothing that girl says could ever make me hate her, and I know the reverse is true for her. We're safe with each other, you know? All that to say that I relished the time I had with her today. It was refreshing and it lifted my spirits. :) I love you, Jen!

And now we're all hanging out at the Taylors with our stomachs full of Papa Murphy's Pizza. We're all laughing at n00bs on Halo.. Liz and Jen are smack talking the kiddos... lots of laughter. Lots of fun. I'm soakin' it up :)

Friday, October 7, 2011


Today has been so productive for me - it feels good. I got a lot done around the house, went for a much-needed grocery trip, organized some paperwork, made pumpkin blueberry muffins, and successfully cooked our 2nd "real" dinner this week (pan-fried parmesan tilapia, garlic mashed potatoes, and steamed carrots). Totally feeling like a legitimate housewife ;P I was going to make chocolate no-bake cookies for dessert, but Josh and I were both so full after dinner that I think I'll save those for tomorrow :) 

Josh spent the afternoon playing Monopoly and hanging out with the Turner family! (I didn't go with him because I was on such a roll, and I didn't want to lose any momentum.) He had a great time! I'm glad he's got friends who will play Monopoly with him, because that's one of those games I have trouble engaging in... I've never been very good at it. So, it's a blessing that there are people around who enjoy playing with him. 

Now I'm gonna snuggle up with my sweetheart and watch some Boy Meets World! What a great day. Looking forward to seeing friends tomorrow!

Thursday, October 6, 2011


This was a wedding gift from my old manager at Chick-fil-A. He used our invitation and made caricatures of Josh and me :) It hangs in our little kitchen!

YOU GUYS I finished Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone over lunch. AHHH. It was so good. I wish I had the next book already! And now Josh is over at he Huber's, playing games with the guys. I wish I'd saved the second half of the book for this evening, haha.. now I have to do the housework that I was avoiding earlier, boo.

Thankful Thursday: Gifts #312-341

Jordan's birthday :) - giving friends gifts that you can tell they love - Josh taking good care of me while I'm sick - that I don't have mono - Arrested Development news! - another Titans win - ACV even though it tastes gross since I haven't had it in a while - getting to have so much joshandkelli time - a week without plans - garlic fries - juicy juice popsicles - not having a fever - BOY MEETS WORLS SEASON 7 - getting some alone time to chill - getting to use the quilt my momma made me :) - little iced oatmeal cookies that I'm technically not supposed to eat, but they're just the right amount of sweet to kick the craving after just one, so I tell myself it's okay ;P - working on our budget and knowing that God's taking care of us - local organic tomatoes (OMG THEY'RE SO TASTY I'm gonna get a tomangover) - 350 dollars in store credit at McKay - free stuff - that Parenthood's back on - a chocolate smoothie for dessert - getting caught up in a new book - actually cooking a legit meal - teriyaki tilapia - ANTM - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - Josh getting to hang out with his guy friends - leftovers - sudoku 

Wednesday, October 5, 2011


You guys. I actually made a full course dinner tonight and it. was. delicious. Teriyaki tilapia, jasmine rice, and asian-style steamed veggies. I'm proud of myself! :) 

Yesterday, Josh found me a $2 copy of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone at McKay! I started reading it this afternoon, and I can tell it's grabbed me. I've been wanting to get swept up in a good book series! So here we are. I can see right away why people like them - it's captivating, and easy to read! So yeah. I'm only to chapter 6, but I like it so far :)

Now we're watching America's Next Top Model :) Rooting for Allison! She was my favorite in her season, and she's still my favorite. I think she's adorable. 

Ok I don't have anything to talk about so BYEEEEE

Tuesday, October 4, 2011


Boy Meets World season 7 came out on DVD today, so you know that's pretty much all we did.

Except Josh totally took the rest of our old CDs to McKay and got 350 dollars worth of store credit. Say Whaa?? Well... 200 today, and 150 yesterday. There's a limit to how many you can take in. And he still has 40-50 CDs left over that didn't fit in the two installments. Pretty cool! So Josh got a PS3 (because he's been talking about it lately, and hey-why not? For free!), an extra controller, and a couple books (including the first Harry Potter for me!). So we're pretty excited. We even have $80 in credit left. All those CDs were just sitting in the closet... it feels good. 

For lunch, I had the most amazing tomato on my sandwich. Like, it was so good that it restored my faith in tomatoes. I already knew this, but I guess I needed to be reminded that local, organic produce is better not just because it's better for you, but because it freaking tastes better. So all that to say that I'm really looking forward to trying out the Farmer's Market!

I'm feeling good today. Energy level is still below normal, but I'm up and about! I even did the dishes today :p My mood has greatly improved too. I'm happy!

Monday, October 3, 2011


I'm not feeling the blog today. Much like the way I feel about this Apple Cider Vinegar "Ginger Spice" drink. Come on, Bragg's, you can't fool me.... that ACV is pungent.

Sunday, October 2, 2011


It was either this or a picture of bananas. If you would've preferred the bananas, I apologize...

I slept so long last night. I felt really good when I first woke up.. I had an appetite, I felt pretty rested, no fever, etc. But I can tell my body's still fighting something, because I was already worn out again an hour later, haha. My head has felt pretty foggy all day... like I've taken a sleeping pill but I'm trying not to go to sleep yet. If that makes sense, haha.

Dude, today we learned that Arrested Development is coming back to TV!!!! Josh and I are so excited.

Update on baby Justice: he was in surgery yesterday for a long time, and they had him on meds to control bleeding and blood pressure, now he's been taken off 2 of the meds and bp & bleeding is under control without them! He's got a bunch of fluids going on, so they can't close up his chest until his body can expel them on it's own. In the meantime, they've got him hooked up to control the fluid. That's the last I've heard! Please keep praying for Justice's family and for his little heart to be strong! 

Yo and check out the video that Josh and Jordan made last night! One Messy Minute. Ten points to anyone who recognizes the 10-second-countdown music.

Saturday, October 1, 2011


Josh here. Kelli isn't feeling well today. Pray she isn't getting mono and is instead just feeling the effects of not really slowing down since we got back from Gatlinburg a few weeks ago.

Here's a list of sweet things:
Spotify - Best music service to come along in years. You've got to check it out.
Portal 2- Songs to Test By - The complete soundtrack to Portal 2, available for free. Even if you don't play the game, the soundtrack is fantastic.
Daily Paul - A libertarian haven whose current goal is the election of Ron Paul as president.

Anddd you know what. I'm just going going to bed. I didn't take a picture so I'm just going to upload this photo booth picture Kelli took earlier. What a weirdo.

Left Keener briefly tonight to go shoot Messy Monday for tomorrow. We did something a little different this week because it's just been a crazy week and we've had no time to come up with anything. Hopefuly it's still alright. At the very least, it was fun hanging with Jordan, Amy, and Sarah :). But I was ready to get home to my Keener. I'm gonna go give her a kiss right now. Laaaaaater.