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Friday, June 29, 2012

Jobs That Rock

For the month of June I had an interpreting job!! I interpreted for summer school and today was the last day. I'm really sad because I LOVED my job. These past three weeks I had access to the school's library! It rocked! Here are the books I read in June:
 The Maze Runner series was like a syfy fantasy book. It had me hooked and I needed to know what was going to happen and was trying to figure the book out the whole time. I recommend it. Some parts got a little dry, but I still couldn't put it down.
Dark Life is a really easy fast read, but it's also really interesting and I read it in two days. It has a second book called, Rip Tide. My public library doesn't have it (but my school did, sad face) so I need to use my in-law's library... hopefully they let me use their card cause I can't wait to read the 2nd book.

I must throw a shout-out for Delirium by Lauren Oliver because I love that book (and the 2nd one. The 3rd comes out in Feb) and want everyone to read it, because I want it to become a movie. GO READ YA'LL!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

One Year Anniversary

Our One Year was all planned by Robert.
He rocked it.
I always say I'm so lucky to have him, in which he says, "No, not lucky, blessed. WE are blessed."

He told me the night before that I couldn't wear a dress or skirt. (Horseback riding?! nope.)

 The night started with exchanging of gifts.
I got Robert a pair of Heelys (He loved them)
Robert got me/us tickets to go see Ingrid Michaelson (my favorite singer/singer of our wedding song) in Des Moines with a hotel room to stay at after :) :) :) :)

Next: Stella's. So yummy with sweet potato fries

Then to the park to fly kites! The wind wasn't cooperating so we lay on the blanket.

Then we went to Nobbies. We went there on our first date.. we bought poppers/snaps and threw them out our car window at people in the Old Market. 

At the Old Market we went to listen to our "Dollar Concert" but all the corner people weren't good so we watch some card tricks then.... went on a horse drawn carriage. We felt bad for Hubby the horse. 

NEXT: BRAVE!! This movie was so great and I adored it.

Last, and BEST. 
Rosenblatt Stadium.
Sparkling grape juice, songs from Robert, sitting on the dug out, dancing to our wedding song, pretending we are watching a baseball game (our team lost), not getting caught. 

Mending the fence.
And when we arrived home, this is what was on our stairs.
Thanks Mom and Dad Van Haaften!
This night was one of the best, perfect way to celebrate one year of marriage. I am blessed that I get to be sealed to my best friend for time and all eternity. 
We get to act like kids every day with adventures and giggles. 
Forever. Magical. Realistic.

Thursday, June 14, 2012


Ignore the laundry, and the fact that this picture is blurry.
Look at the wall. 
IT INTIMIDATES ME!! It's been empty for almost a year now. I have some frames and sorta an idea of what I want... yet, it remains empty with no life. I just need someone to do it for me. 
Someone, please help!

I'm ready I'm ready I'm ready