Monday, November 24, 2008


On Thursday as Aaron and I were eating lunch I had a brilliant idea. I thought, "I wonder if we can exchange the free ipod touch we got and upgrade to an iphone?" I decided to call Apple to find out if they would do an exchange without a receipt and with a used ipod touch but had the worst time getting ahold of someone. Finally I was able to get through and after talking to the lady, didn't have much hope. She basically told me that without a receipt she didn't think I could do anything. She also said I would have to find out where it was purchased.
I was able to call the company that gave me the ipod touch and found out that it was purchased at Best Buy. I tried calling Best Buy but once again had the hardest time getting through. I finally talked to someone that told me I almost definitely would need a receipt (but of course I didn't have one since I won it) but to come in and try anyway. Aaron and I went to Best Buy with very low expectations and were ecstatic when we found out that they would do it! We were able to exchange the ipod touch for a new iphone and since Aaron had an upgrade available through AT&T for his phone, we got the special price. We left with a new iphone for Aaron and a Best Buy card with the remaining credit. Amazing!!!
I inherited Aaron's ipod classic and now he has the iphone with the same ipod capabilities as the ipod touch. We are both happy.
We went from this

to all this

FOR FREE! Well, except for the upgrade we had to make to our cell phone plan, but now we get internet.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


(originally tagged by Mel for 6 Quirks but can't think of any)

Eight TV shows I like to watch:
1. Survivor
2. Lost
3. Chuck
4. Biggest Loser
5. Heroes
6. The Office
7. The Amazing Race
8. America's Next Top Model

Eight things that happened yesterday:
1. went to work
2. ate a Safeway sandwich for lunch
3. watched Biggest Loser
4. read blogs
5. emailed
6. played Mind the Blox on
7. went visiting teaching
8. booked a flight to Utah for Feb 5-8 Woohoo!!!
Not the most exciting day ever...

Eight Favorite Places to Eat:
1. Cafe Rio (Costa Vida in CA)
2. Red Robin
3. Chili's
4. Chevy's
5. TGI Friday's
6. Taco Bell
7. Panda Express
8. La Provence (just went there for the first time. It was divine)

Eight things I am looking forward to:
1. Thanksgiving
2. Christmas
3. Going to Utah in February
4. Going to Mexico with the Carter's in June
5. Going to Hawaii with the Coons' next November
6. Aaron graduating
7. Seeing Don and Brad on Saturday, along with the rest of the fam
8. Twilight on Friday

Eight people I tag
(unless you've already done this)

1. Melanie B.
2. Mandy T.
3. Tari B.
4. Anna C.
5. Lyndsey C.
6. Mom
7. Lani C.
8. Adrienne E.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Auction Necklace

Last month I did a post about Stephanie Nielson and her husband who were in a plane crash this past August. I also have the buttons on the side of my blog so that you can learn more about them, be inspired by Nie's blog and donate to their recovery.
Well, one of the many ways to donate is through the auction Last Thursday I participated in the auction and got this awesome necklace.

It is so unique and is even better in person. I love it and feel even happier knowing that I was able to help the Nielson family in some small way.
What can you do to help? Click on the Nie Recovery button to find out.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


Yesterday was a big day for me. I got my very own ipod touch.

Not only is it my first ipod, I also got it for FREE. The company that we use for new carpet and vinyl held a giveaway and I was the lucky order number. It wasn't really "luck" because they called and told me to place an order at that moment to win. I happily did and had so much fun last night uploading music and games on my ipod touch. Did you know there's a free air hockey game that two people actually touch the screen and play eachother!? Aaron and I had fun doing that.
It was also a big day because the new Taylor Swift CD came out and I bought it and then uploaded it to my ipod touch.

Technology is so wonderful.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Meet Judy Grimes

Hey everyone, it's Aaron. This is one of the funniest things I have seen in quite awhile that I saw on Saturday Night Live and thought I would put it on the blog for fun. Kristen Wiig is an amazing comedian. Enjoy!