Saturday, April 19, 2008

Our Road Trip to Atlanta!

It was quite the drive out to Georgia. We drove for about 30 hours, traveled into 9 different states! (Utah, Wyoming, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, and finally Georgia!) We left on the 8th and were having a great time driving, around 10:00 that night we were somewhere on a dark desolate road in who knows where Nebraska and our car decides to break down!! It started over heating and going crazy! So for about 2 miles we drove really slow, and we were freaking out. We noticed a exit up ahead so we got off and the car was smoking like crazy. We were both so scared! We had no clue what was wrong and no idea where we were. So Jadi started looking under the hood, but he's no mechanic! We found out we were in a small town called Kearney. My first thought was, "great, we're gonna be stuck out here!!" We talked to towing places and they said we'd have to be towed 200 miles (out of the way) to Omaha to get the parts we needed because Land Rover parts are imported so we needed to go to the Land Rover dealership. We thought there is no way we can get towed 200 miles with me, Jadi and our dog! That would be miserable! So Jadi fortunately got a hold of a Land Rover mechanic on the phone and he located us an Import auto place that miraculously was 1/2 mile down the road from where we were!!! So we got a hotel for the night, woke up early and putted down the road crossing our fingers they would be able to fix our car. And after waiting about 2 hours in a smelly ghetto little waiting room our car was fixed and we were on our way!!! We were so happy! The rest of our trip was a breeze. We did get lost a few times but that was nothing compared to the frustrating car trouble.
So we arrived here in Atlanta on the 10th. Its so pretty here, there are so many trees and its so green. Its not hot yet but I know it will be. Our apartments are wonderful (the best ones yet)!! We are right in the middle of everything! The greatest thing is our church house is about 7 minutes away and its right next to the TEMPLE!!! Also there is a huge mall pretty much across the street, there is a Target, Wal-Mart, Costco, every restaurant imaginable including my favorite Panera Bread, tons of great shops all less than 5 minutes away! And we are only 20 minutes from the city. This is by far the best place we have lived since we started APX 2 years ago. I thought after we lived in Chicago nothing would top it but I think Atlanta just might. So I'm really excited for a great summer. Jadi and his office are already hard at work and are really on a roll.
Here are some pictures of our adventure coming out here. I'll post pictures of our apartment tomorrow so check back soon!!
On the road!

Bruce chillin' in the backseat

Bruce sitting on Jadi's lap. (Don't worry mom we only let him do this when no cars where around!)

The Hotel we had to stay in when we were in Kearney, Nebraska. Trust me you don't want to see the inside!

Jadi wanted me to document his feelings of excitement after our car was fixed...this is it!

The Missouri Temple.

We were in Missouri and were driving through St. Louis so we decided to drive into the city to get some pictures of the St. Louis Arch. It was so cool to see, it was really pretty.

Yay! Almost there!!

Woohoo!!! Finally here!

I was planning on posting losts more pictures but it just takes too long. So the next couple of days I'll post more of the road trip and I will post apartments pictures too. So keep checking back!

Monday, April 14, 2008

We're in Atlanta!

Well we made it to Atlanta 4 days ago. I have alot of pictures and stories to post but we don't have the internet at our apartment yet. We should be getting it sometime this week so I'm just going to wait and do it when we have our own internet. So make sure you check back in a couple days!!

Monday, April 7, 2008

My New Hair Cut....

People who haven't seen my hair have been asking me to post a picture, so here it is! I cut off 13 inches of hair!! It was pretty scary, but I like the change.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

What Malarie Means

You are confident, self assured, and capable. You are not easily intimidated.
You master any and all skills easily. You don't have to work hard for what you want.
You make your life out to be exactly how you want it. And you'll knock down anyone who gets in your way!

You are usually the best at everything ... you strive for perfection.
You are confident, authoritative, and aggressive.
You have the classic "Type A" personality.

You are relaxed, chill, and very likely to go with the flow.
You are light hearted and accepting. You don't get worked up easily.
Well adjusted and incredibly happy, many people wonder what your secret to life is.

You are wild, crazy, and a huge rebel. You're always up to something.
You have a ton of energy, and most people can't handle you. You're very intense.
You definitely are a handful, and you're likely to get in trouble. But your kind of trouble is a lot of fun.

You tend to be pretty tightly wound. It's easy to get you excited... which can be a good or bad thing.
You have a lot of enthusiasm, but it fades rather quickly. You don't stick with any one thing for very long.
You have the drive to accomplish a lot in a short amount of time. Your biggest problem is making sure you finish the projects you start.

You are friendly, charming, and warm. You get along with almost everyone.
You work hard not to rock the boat. Your easy going attitude brings people together.
At times, you can be a little flaky and irresponsible. But for the important things, you pull it together.