Wednesday, May 18, 2011

It's About Time!

Since we've been married, Patrick has been asking me to create a blog. Two months later, I'm finally getting around to it. However, I will partly blame my slowness to the fact that we don't have the internet at our apartment this summer.

We drove from Utah to Maryland two weeks ago, stopping in Kansas along the way to stay with my family. We left Kansas in the morning and were nearly to Indianapolis when we got a flat tire. I was driving and hit a pothole. Oops! We had to unpack EVERYTHING in my trunk on the side of the interstate at nearly 10:00 that night so Patrick could change the tire. I couldn't find the camera to get a picture, but it was pretty funny to say the least. We ended up staying the night in a hotel and fixing the tire in the morning.

Did I mention that we found a tick on Patrick's leg that night? Yuck.

Luckily, that was the only problem along the way. We love the area we're living in this summer. It's gorgeous here. Everything is so green. Patrick started his internship in DC this week and loves it. While Patrick's internship is what he is focusing on this summer, my focuses are not on a job. At least, not yet.

While I was in Kansas, my mom took me to a fabric store and we picked out fabric for each of us to make one of these:

I am making the yoyo's for the quilt - nearly 400 are required. So far, I've made 72.

My other "projects" include cooking and P90X! Patrick and I decided to do Tony's P90X throughout the summer. We are on day number three and both of us are SO sore. Only 87 days to go!

Today I decided to go visit my Grandmother's, Granddad's, and Uncle's graves. Their family was from Bethesda which is just a few minutes away. They were buried in a beautiful cemetery in Rockville, very close to where I take Patrick to the metro. It was so beautiful. On my way there, it was POURING. Once I got out to look for the graves, it slowed to a light drizzle. It was nice to be able to put my umbrella down and sit by the headstone. It was more emotional than I expected, but it made me so happy nonetheless. Although I miss them, I am glad to know that they are together and so happy.

On Saturday we are going to DC to walk around and see some of the sites, then next week we get to go to Orlando with my parents! I am so excited. We are going to Disney World and Universal Studios. It will be a quick weekend, but a great way to start the summer.


  1. Okay, I got a little teary reading about your visit to the cemetery. It's nice to have someone in the family close by again and the flowers look beautiful. Thank you for doing that.

    As far as your summer quilting project is concerned, I'm sorry to tell you that you need 408 yoyo's, not 300, to finish the quilt. You and I are neck in neck on the #'s we've completed.

    Love the picture of you and Patrick-you both look happy and adorable and tan so it must have been taken in Hawaii, on your honeymoon.

    Love to both of you from Kansas

  2. excited to read another blog. so much fun to catch up on those we know. have a great summer! our blog if you're interested is

  3. Love your blog! So glad I can keep up with you!

  4. i love that quilt! very cute. i am excited you will be blogging about your time in DC.