Tuesday, February 24, 2009


Paul and I had a great Saturday evening skiing with Matt and Annie at the Beav just a short distance from our home. It was a blast to just hang out and enjoy Christian fellowship with them, as they are close friends. However, that night and early morning was not so fun...

Paul was beginning to catch something like a cold on Saturday but we decided to go up anyways. He said he felt great on the mountain and even felt a little better with all of that fresh air. But in the wee hours of Sunday Morning the nasty sickness set in... Sunday morning saw me going to church and Paul laying in bed like a zombie.

That evening at church a missionary was in town. He is a missionary in Germany to our US troops. We both went, even though Paul was obviously not feeling well, because we wanted to hear him speak and be a blessing to Pastor. We are so happy that we went. He just bore all and ended up preaching/giving his testimony until 8:30 that night (service starts at 6:00)!! He had the neatest family and testimony. He was in the Army for five years and that is where he got saved was while stationed in Germany. He admonished us to witness to "every living creature" and not give up. After the service he told Paul and I that in his time in the Army he had led over 1004 people to the Lord, most of those were service men. WOW!! Talk about goosebumps!

Anyways...it is Monday evening and I have caught whatever Paul had (minus the coughing up blood). I learned last night that Dramamine works really well as a sleep aide....You should try it sometime!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Catch Up...again

This past weekend we started off the commercialized love holiday by going to the gym friday night. We absolutely LOVE our Sports Academy and Racquet Club (SARC) membership! It is right down the hill from us and it has the best facilities I have ever seen! The ladies changing room is all granite counter tops, rock floors, individual showers, has fresh flowers everywhere, and individual changing rooms. What I really like is that it has a cedar hot room, steam room, and hot tub right in there too!! They also offer free classes for members, racquet ball courts, indoor tennis courts, "no grunt" workout areas, indoor track, smoothie bar (yum), $5 monthly tanning (haven't done that), four swimming pools, and an outdoor hot tub open year round! Ok, now do you see why I love it?
Enough about that... so then we went out to the Olive Garden (thanks to the lovely Valentines gift card from Mom and Dad) and split a wonderful meal. Definitely like splitting as you also get all you can eat salad and breadsticks! ;) We then went home and watched "The Ringer" which I got him for Valentines. Paul has never seen that movie before! ;) Valentines day was very relaxing as we went out to "Taken" and made homemade roast beef Au Jus. It was great just to have a day to relax and unwind at home. Oh, and we also walked around the mall, and different stores, went to the bookstore, that fun kind of stuff!
The last couple of weeks have been intense for school work. Not anything hard for me, just labor and time intensive. Paul is getting senioritis, but is holding in there verily well! :) We are currently in the process of trying to figure out what to do this summer in regards to internships or jobs. Hopefully we will be led in the right direction! :)
Well, I am off again!!

Thursday, February 5, 2009


I promised I would post some pics from the holidays. Here are just a few!

Jubalee our Niece
Christmas Eve at Paul's Grandparents

Rowan (our nephew) in the wrapping paper!

Dad on the rings in the shop

Christmas Lights above Boise with Laura, Grandma Young, and Mom

Something for Fun

Summer, one of the sister in laws, sent this around and I thought it was blog worthy. So here it goes....don't get too bored! ;)
1. When was your "engagement" anniversary: April 6, 2007
2. When is your "marriage" anniversary: August 14, 2007
3. How long have you known your spouse: Lets see...Around December of 2002
4. How long did you date/court before you were engaged: 1-2 years
5. Where did you meet your spouse for the first time: Treasure Valley Baptist Church
6. What is your spouses full name: Paul Christopher Vandenbos
7. Do you have any children yet: Nope
8. How many: I already said no...
9. Do you have any house pets: No :(
10. Do you own a house or rent: rent a townhouse
11. Do you live in the country or town/city: On USU's campus
12. What is one of your favorite activities together: Those quiet moments when you can seriously talk. And at the other end of the spectrum, the times when we can bust a gut laughing or particpating in fun activities such as USU Basketball.
13. Do you have a favorite vacation spot: Kauai, HI - Bear Lake is really nice too!
14. How many siblings: 1 for me, 4 for Paul
15. What church do you attend: Grace Baptist Church
16. Is this the church you were married in: no, we were married at TVBC
17. What town is your current address: Logan, UT
18. Do you work or stay at home: I am a full time student currently and work in the summer. I want to teach for a couple years before we start a family.
19. Where did you honeymoon: Kauai, HI - LOVED IT!!!
20: Leave a piece of marriage advice: Don't ever talk bad about your spouse to anyone. That means EVERYONE!! They will remember only the bad and will forever look differently at your spouse. ~ My Mom (a smart lady)