Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Tennis Anyone?

So, me and Troy have really had a tennis itch lately, but the problem is when we go together it isnt really much of a work out for either of us because he is so much better than I am. Well, recently on Troy's birthday we played doubles with my sister and dad and it was so much fun! Ever since then we have really wanted to go again, so if there are any couples out there that would like to play with us, we would absolutely love it! Any by couples, I dont necessarily mean husband/wife or girlfriend/boyfriend, just a girl and boy that would probably be evenly matched for us to have a fun, friendly game. Troy has played in leagues for the past few years and he is pretty good/intermediate level and I am pretty much a beginner, but am getting better. So if you are up for a friendly game, PLEASE let us know! Lagoon has an indoor tennis facility and they charge $24 for 90 minutes of court time, $12 a couple is a pretty cheap night out if you ask me! :)

Friday, January 25, 2008

I've been tagged...

1. List 6 things about yourself
2. Tag 6 more people

1. "Two trailer park girls go round the outside,
round the outside, round the outside..."-I have been criticized and looked down on due to what some would consider my poor taste in music. I have a never ending love affair with Eminem. Yes, I admit I could probably sing along to every word of 95% of his songs, including his underground stuff. However, due to the explicit content of most of his songs, I have had to force myself not to listen to him over the past couple of years, but I admit there are days when I just have to get my Eminem fix! And yes, my "white trash" taste of music extends beyond Eminem to the world of Kid Rock, 50 Cent, G-Unit and many other rap/hip hop artists. Yes, U92 "Where Hip Hop Lives" is preset on my car radio stations. I grew up in small town Oklahoma, what do you expect?

2. LDS Mingles-Not only are me and my husband one of those internet couples, we were also a long distance relationship/internet couple. I know, it used to be embarrassing to admit because I always felt like people were always thinking to themselves, "Yeah right, this has disaster and failure written all over it." But now I am not afraid to admit, YES-Troy and I did meet on an LDS dating website and YES-he lived in Boise and I lived in Bountiful up until about a month before our wedding, but I also know without a doubt that we are supposed to be together and there isn't a man out there that I would rather be with. So anyone who wants to laugh at us, you can just go right ahead and do it! :)

3. My Fears-I seriously am afraid of everything! Just to name a few: bridges, drowning, spiders, sexual predators, natural disasters, taking a shower when I'm home alone, living in a house with a basement, the McDonalds on 500 S. 200 W. in Salt Lake, home intruders, Michael Myers grabbing my leg when I get out of bed. I honestly cannot watch scary movies, I have been permanently damaged from watching Halloween and other scary movies when I was a kid.

4. Reality TV-Even though the people on the shows make me crazy, I just can't stop watching! And the worst part is they are the dumbest reality shows out there: The Hills, Girls Next Door, Shot at Love, I Love New York, Snoop Dogg:Fatherhood, Bad Girls Club, What Not to Wear. I spend so much time watching these shows and just being in shock at how stupid the world is, but I guess that makes me stupid too for watching them, right? I am so embarrassed that I just admitted to watching those shows to all of you...please don't judge me! But in my defense, I think the rest of my TV selection is pretty "normal". My faves: King of Queens, Everybody Loves Raymond, Seinfeld, Smallville, and do any of you remember Third Rock From the Sun? I always tell Troy that I want him to get fat so we can be like Doug and Carrie on King of Queens.

5. I used to be a total Tomboy-Seriously, I dont have any pictures of me in anything other than a sports jersey and a ponytail until I was in 10th or 11th grade. Most little girls grow up being obsessed with make up and having crushes on typical teeny bopper boys, not me, my room was covered with sports and super hero memorabilia. I painted my room Jazz colors and it was filled with pictures of John Stockton & company, Steve Young, John Elway, Batman, Superman, and my major Hollywood crush...Keanu Reeves. This shot was seriously one of the best moments of my life...
Luckily since I played sports in High School it wasnt too abnormal for me to wear track pants and hoodies almost everyday. I dont think I wore my hair down or wore makeup until 10th grade.

6. What is my name? I have honestly never been called Arin by anyone in my immediate family. I am the baby of the family and when I was born my sister, Amy, couldnt say Arin so she called me Dawn Dawn (Dawn is my middle name). I was Dawn Dawn to all of my siblings until they started calling me Mel when I was about 6 or 7. Before you ask, Mel is short for Melvin (luckily my mom put her foot down on letting them call me Melvin) Yes, it's unfortunate to have a nickname short for Melvin and no, I will not share the story of how it started. Maybe that will be another story down the road. :) But to this day, my siblings call me Mel and my nieces and nephews all call me Dawn Dawn. Troy thinks it is really weird, but to me it is just normal.

Well, I hope I didnt embarrass myself too much on this one! I am going to tag Amy, Jenni, Brooke, Holly, Alicia, Katie, and Whitney. Yes, I know that is 7, but do you think all of them will actually do it?? :)

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

This quiz just made my day...

For those of you that don't know, I absolutely LOVE Superman so when I took this quiz I was so happy to see the results!!

Your results:
You are Superman

Green Lantern
Wonder Woman
The Flash
Iron Man
You are mild-mannered, good,
strong and you love to help others.

Click here to take the Superhero Personality Test

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Our Photo Albums

Thanks to the fabulous creaters of Google, I finally found a website that I could dump all of my pictures into without going over their stupid storage quota and have my own personal web address, so if anyone wants to look at our endless supply of boring pictures, you can visit I have uploaded alot, but will add more of a variety later on. I hope you enjoy viewing our history! :)

Sunday, January 13, 2008

I am officially a skier!

So, me and Troy went skiing Friday night and I got over the hump and officially crossed the line from beginner to I CAN DO IT!! Some kind of flip just switched and all of the sudden I could just do it!! I love love love love love it and I just want to go every day now. I didnt really see what skiing was all about, but I have officially caught the fever! I can only dream of being as good as Troy one day though. Here are a couple of pics from the night...

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Happy Birthday Troy

So, we spent this past weekend celebrating Troy's 29th birthday. (I know, he is old) It was a really fun weekend. Friday night we went skiing. It was fun learning how to ski and watching Troy show off how good he is. Troy wanted to have a relaxing birthday so on Saturday we slept in and then went to a late breakfast at Sill's Cafe in Layton. Then we spent the afternoon lazing around and watching movies. I surprised him with a court time at Lagoon tennis where my dad and sister met us to play doubles. We had so much fun! We really need to do that more often. We finished up the night with a movie, August Rush. I think Troy really enjoyed a relaxing day off for his birthday. As a tribute to his 29 years, I thought I would make a list of 29 reasons why I love being married to my Troy (in no particular order, of course):1. He is my best friend. I can't think of anyone else that I would want to spend everyday with.
2. I admire his courage to change his life to be a better man.
3. He always builds me up to other people.
4. He is loyal.
5. He is a wholesome person who only wants to do good.
6. He likes to cuddle with me
7. He lets me fall asleep on his chest every night
8. He tells me he loves me all the time
9. He plays all my stupid games even though I know they annoy him
10. He gives the best, most thoughtful presents
11. He surprised me with the sweetest puppy in the world for Valentine's Day even though he didnt want another dog.
12. He holds my hand while we are driving in the car
13. He puts his arm around me while we are sitting in church
14. He always kisses me goodbye even when he is just going outside
15. He always touches me even when we are laying on 2 different parts of the couch
16. He shares his interests with me so I can enjoy them too (tennis, skiing, camping)
17. He is an awesome uncle
18. He loves his family more than anything in the world
19. He has a true and genuine testimony of Jesus Christ and his gospel
20. He always makes me laugh
21. He has really nice legs
22. He tells me that I look pretty
23. He tries to make me feel better when he knows I am self conscience about something
24. He always drives when we are going somewhere together
25. He loves me even though he has seen sides of me that no one else has
26. He is down to earth and doesn't care about having more than everyone else
27. He calls me when he is on his way home everyday
28. He likes spending time with my family
29. He is going to be the best dad in the world to our kids

Thank you Troy for making it so easy to love you...