Wednesday, May 25, 2011

One is enough

ast night Kyle and I got home around 10 pm after a long day at work. Tired and sleepy, we sat on our couch to figure out what we wanted to eat that night. After 5 min or so, we decided on lemon pepper chicken and spaghetti. As I was walking over to the kitchen I was telling Kyle about my day when suddenly I froze in the middle of my sentence. My body turned stiff and my jaw dropped. My eyes bugged out, my heart rate increased and I could hear my heart thumping. There was a lump in my throat. I managed to frantically spit out, "Kyle, spider."  Now if you know me, I freak out over the tiniest spider so naturally Kyle didn't jump up from off the couch and rescue me. Instead he continued to check his email. The spider quickly crawled up the wall and my legs turned to noodles. Then," Kyle, HUGE spider!!!! It's moving!!!!" This caught his attention. He comes into the dining room and sees me pointing to where it is.  It had the longest leg span I had ever seen for a spider. In my head I'm thinking, "This is no no daddy long legs." Kyle gets closer to get a better look and this is what I hear, "It's a brown recluse." Next thing I know I'm on the couch with my legs up as I'm hugging them. I swear, I think I darted faster than ever. I don't even remember running to the couch. It's like I leaped there from the dining room.  I start telling Kyle to kill it but he tells me he wants to capture it in a tupperware and inspect it instead. ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!!!!! THIS THING CAN EAT YOU, LITERALLY!!!!!  Kyle begins to figure out the most tactful way to approach this flesh-eating spider and capture it. I continue to sit on the couch in my fetal position and I tell him, "It's gonna bite you cause you're aggravating it. We don't have money to go to the ER." Finally after 10 minutes, Kyle claims defeat, grabs a knife, and stabs it. Which then I guess the spider claimed defeat...anyways, I called the office right after and left a message saying that I would like the pest control guy to come out in the morning and spray our apartment. As you know, when there's one brown recluse, there are more. Well, at least thats what Kyle says. Maybe he's trying to scare me. I wouldn't be surprised. Either way, I called for the bug guy. One is enough for me. 

On a more pleasant note, I talked to my mom and she shared with me a cute story about my niece. Carlie was having a tantrum and was crying and screaming. My sister kept telling her to calm down and stop. Exasperated, my sister sent her to her room. There, Carlie was able to recollect her thoughts and calm down. After about 5 min, Carlie came out and said to my sister,"Mom. Carlie. Crying. Room." My sister replied, "Yes, Carlie." Shortly after, her little baby sister started crying. Now Jenna is only 3 weeks old, but to Carlie that makes no difference. She says, "Jenna. Room!" hahahahahaha. It made my day hearing this story :) It was so cool to see that she understood her mothers reasoning as to why she was sent to her room and funny to see her do the same thing to her baby sister. 

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Life as we know it

It's been a month since we've been living in Nashville. I'm still adjusting to the change and find myself missing Idaho. But we've been having a good time :) We don't have a lot of time together as we thought we would cause Kyle now has to take one of the reps out everyday. His friends decided to go home after two days out and they were his ride, so since Kyle is the manager he has to take him. It's really lame cause we don't see each other all day until the night when he comes back to the office. His day starts at 9am and ends at 9pm. So with the little time that we have, we've managed to explore a few sites.

No matter where we go, we must ALWAYS take a picture of the football stadium :) If you can believe it, last summer this stadium was drowned by the river. Crazy huh?

Downtown Nashville. There were so many people playing the guitar or some kind of instrument for money. It was crazy how many there were. There were a ton of country bars and live bands playing. And did I mention the five boot and cowboy hat stores, haha. There was also a large group of teenagers who where homeless, probably runaways, asking for change. It was really sad, especially  since one could smell then from a few feet away. Oh, and I met Elvis :)


This is one of the many cowboy hats and boots 
store that I mentioned.  We felt like being a little
country, so we tried on some hats.

I call this building, "The Batman," only because it reminds me of Batman for some reason. Maybe its the points. They remind me of the points on his helmet. But in fact, it is the at&t building. This one below I call, "The Deceptive Rollercoaster." I really wish it was a real rollercoaster. That would be awesome!

We sat by the river and just enjoyed the view. There was this really awesome bridge that went over the river. In fact, when the flood occurred the river came up to the brim of the bridge. I still can't believe it!


This was our crazy adventure in the heart of Nashville. Here is the Hard Rock Cafe Restaurant. We really want to eat there sometime soon! Downtown Nashville, it was real. Thanks for the memories. Until next time :)

On Friday, we were blessed with the opportunity to attend the Temple. The Temple is really small, but beautiful.  It was a FANTASTIC experience!!!! I'm sooo glad that Kyle was able to break away from work so we could go. I love going to the Temple. There is always so much peace and happiness. It definitely makes your day better by a million times!!!! This is the 7th temple we have been too :) 

So we got kinda bored and decided to travel to Rome and see the Parthenon. It was really exciting and definitely a sight to see!!

Alright, who am I kidding. We didn't go to Rome, but we did see the Parthenon - that is a replica of it. It was still really exciting!!! The designs were so intricate and the structure is AMAZING!!!

This is one of the MANY MANY churches here in Nashville. The reason it graces my blog is due to its steeple. I have NEVER seen a steeple that size and length!
This Saturday, we leave for TWIN FALLS, IDAHO!!!!! We are beyond excited :D It'll be so nice to be with family and a familiar area. We call it our escape from the drama and work of Nashville. Kyles brother gets home from his mission tomorrow, so we are going to go to his homecoming talk and have a nice family vacation. It's been two years since the whole family was together, so it's going to be great. I've never met Dallin before because Kyle and I met a month after Dallin left. I'm pretty nervous, but excited at the same time. I'll post pictures and stories about our mini vaca! 

Monday, May 2, 2011

Baby Fish #2

It was Sunday, May 1, 2010 when my phone started ringing at 6:45(central time) in the morning. I stirred at first, thinking it was a dream. When reality set in I saw, through my blurry sleepy eyes, that my parents were calling. I was about to let it go to voicemail when I thought to myself, "It must be an emergency if they are calling me so early in the morning." With a sleepy voice I answered the phone. This is what I heard on the other line, " CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!! YOU'RE AN AUNT FOR THE FOURTH TIME." Immediately, my sleepiness went away and I squealed. My sister had just had her baby 20 minutes ago. I was beyond excited!!!!!!!! My mom told me as much as she could as the nurse was assisting my sister, but before I knew it I was talking to Yvette. She was telling me that in the middle of the night she started experiencing stomach aches. She believed it was from the dinner they ate at the restaurant earlier that night. As her pains continued and got worse she knew something was wrong. She and Janson arrived at the hospital at 5 a.m (mountain time) to find out what was causing the pain. To her and Janson's surprise, she was 9 cm dilated! Immediately, she was taken into a room where the nurse broke her water and my sister started pushing. After 20 agonizing minutes of natural labor, baby Fish #2 was born. To my dismay, EVERYONE forgot their cameras! The only image I have of my new niece is the mental image of her descriptions. She is small and has a round little face. Her skin tone is of a dark complexion, but not as dark as my sister and me. She has a good amount of dark hair on her head, so she's not a bald baby. She has a good mixture of both her mother and her father. I can't wait to see what she really looks like!!! When I asked her what her name was, it was still undecided. Later on that afternoon, my sister sent me a text. She and Janson had decided on the name of Jenna. So welcome to the world Jenna Fish. You have been born into an amazing family, immediate and extended, that will love and care about you your whole life. You are going to be well taken care of! I already love you and I haven't even met you yet. Lots of love to you from your aunt Sari and uncle Kyle :) Can't wait to meet you in August!

I finally got some picture of Jenna :)

Jenna Fish :)
She is so beautiful!

Big Sister, Carlie! She is soo excited. My sister was
telling me that Carlie would go up to Jenna,
give her kisses on her head, caress her face and say,
" baby sister Jenna, I love her."

Proud father of two beautiful daughters!!

Jenna Fish. Born May 1, 2011

Carlie Fish. Born April 29, 2009