29 June 2007

Car News...I'm sure you're all DYING to know....

I know I've been blogging about my car, which is so lame, but this is a big deal people. Anyway, Jeeper is totalled. This means we'll be getting a new car and I have a few that I'm looking at. This is where YOU come in! We need to rally the troops and take a vote on which car you like better. We've narrowed it down to 4Runners considering the Robbins family is slightly obsessed...and they've never failed us. So, what do you think? Leave your comment under the one you vote for. I know I know, they're very similar. But look closely and tell us what you think. Thanks!



More from DC

i smile when i look at this picture. sarah is classic.

DC with Crookston

Yes ladies and gentlemen, she has arrived! Sarah Jayne is here- FINALLY! Sarah, a.k.a. "Sister Crookston" came to visit me here in the good old state of Maryland. We walked all around DC today, got poured on, were soaked all day long and then the sun came out and blasted us with the humidity and heat. Despite it all, we had such a fun time. She was my favorite mission companion, if you are wondering who she is. Anyway, enjoy.

28 June 2007

Jeeper Lives!

Amazing news....and then again not so amazing. The cops called yesterday and said they found the car--totalled into a light pole. Yeahh...Mr. I Steal People's Beloved Jeeps perhaps was sippin' back on a little too much of grandpa's cough medicine eh? Anyway, both of the airbags were out, the entire right side of the Jeep is basically demolished..the hood is dented up into a small T. The bumper is falling off. Awesome. So basically it was towed away and the adjuster is going to go look at it tomorrow and determine whether it's totalled or not. I feel like I'm betraying my car by saying this (I'm lame I know), but I really hope it's totalled. I do not feel like dealing with all of this crap all over again (remember the car wreck of 2004?) I'll fight to do the death! The crazy thing is this: Jake went to the lot today to check it out---they took the ipods, cd's (all of my cd's dating from my freshmen year of highschool to today...I could puke thinking about that), and most of the stuff in the console...Jake's Oakleys...ugh. BUT they did leave the GPS under the seat...apparently they didn't look there. How 'bout them apples?? The cops fingerprinted the car...that should be interesting. But the craziest thing is that when Jake looked in the car, there was a woman's purse and her credit card just sitting on the center console. Jake took the purse and everything else inside that was left there and he turned the purse into the cop's...crazy. Sometimes I think about this and I'm like, "WHAT???" It's been an adventure, that's for sure. Anyway---Jeeper does live...only kind of.

26 June 2007

R.I.P Jeeper

You won't believe this. Our car has been stolen. Yep! It's ok, you can laugh--- I did. Who's car gets stolen? Let's be honest here. Apparently the D.C. area is the #1 car theft capitol of the world, according to Officer Barnes. Who knew? Anyway my sister came pounding on my door (I was vacuuming, so I didn't hear my phone ringing over and over) and tells me that Jake had been trying to call me because our Jeep had been stolen. I seriously started laughing. And then I started crying. And then I laughed again. Just last night, Jake and I were laying in bed and he said these words: "Ya know, we're lucky because nothing really bad has happened to us since we got married." Real great. Lo and behold! So when I finally got a hold of Jake, he made me laugh so hard because he said that when he walked back out on the street of the ghetto neighborhood he was selling in, the first thing he thought was: "Oh my gosh. The jeep is gone. Those basses stole my lunch!" HA! Anyway, just thought this might help us all to count our little blessings here and there--be thankful you have cars. We're working on getting ours back somehow, even though I'm basically positive little jeeper is sitting someone getting stripped of all its worth. Oh, and don't worry. Hidden in the jeep was only 2 ipods, 1 GPS system and about $600 worth of CD's. You gotta love that. Oh life.

The Wedding!

So these pictures aren't the best quality only because I took pictures of pictures...does that make sense? I have the CD's of pictures and I can't upload them on my computer for some reason. So I loaded them on Jake's computer and took pictures of the pictures. Exciting huh. We had such an amazing time, I loved every minute of it. We had an incredible photographer, Kenneth Linge. Be sure to visit his website at www.kennethlinge.com-- he takes beautiful pictures. If you're wondering about the dress, I give full credit to good ol' Donna (my mama). She made this baby in two weeks...she also made the clip in my hair. She is QUITE talented if I do say so myself. Hope you enjoy as much as we do!

20 June 2007

Where's Waldo?

Whoever can pick out Jake and Alex Bean first wins the prize. I love this picture-- I think its hilarious.


For some reason I can't sleep tonight. Blogs are all about your own thoughts and opinions, right? So I feel like writing---its 2 a.m. and it's basically been one of those days where not much has gone my way. I wanted to freak out---my wallet was left in the car which was taken by Jake to work...that ultimately cancelled my dinner plans (I was actually planning on practicing a new recipe tonight, but instead it was the usual salmon, rice and vegetables-- poor Jake) because I wasn't able to get to the grocery store. No money--couldn't write a check because my license was in the car. OH good times. Little things like that have been happening lately and I've just kind of decided to get over it. My poor sister Rachel had to deal with me on the phone and at the end of our conversation she said, "Ok well I'm going to go because I don't want to get in a bad mood." Immediately I realized how much of an effect people have on other people. Huge wake-up call. It's hard sometimes being here only because selling really does kind of take over your life. Jake calls it "selling your soul to the devil for four months." He makes me laugh. It's just funny because we literally eat, breathe and sleep Platinum Protection. It's good though because it's helped me to realize that life isn't about money, or great clothes and shoes...I mean I can't take all that to heaven with me can I? Let's hope I make it there. I guess what I'm trying to say is that the most important things in my life are the gospel, my husband, my family, Jake's family, and good solid friends. Those are the kind of things you can take to heaven---and I'm completely satisfied with that. So yes, we have to make a living, we have to sacrifice things here and there....little wants that don't mean much...but in the end, none of that matters. As Jake loves to say...since I very first met him, "Live life, taste death." I don't know about the tasting death part, but I'm really excited to live life.

Jane Austen

I am Elinor Dashwood!

Take the Quiz here!

I'm not sure if you all know this about me, but I'm slightly obsessed with reading good books. One of my favorite authors is Jane Austen....and I will say I'm really excited about the new movie called "Becoming Jane." So I saw this on someone else's blog and thought it was kind of fun---you take this quiz and see which Jane Austen heroine you are most like. I'm delighted to say that I'm apparently most like Elinor Dashwood from "Sense and Sensibility," the book that I'm currently reading if you can believe it. Yeah it's kind of random but hey....I think we all need a little randomness in our lives sometimes. Enjoy!

17 June 2007

Muscle Man

Flash into the future of what my boys will probably look like---a gigantic smile from one ear to the other. Love it.