This last Saturday was such a fun day/night.. I guess it all started on Friday.. CJ and I went over to a friends house for a taste test, that was soo much fun! There were about 6 couples there and one had set up a taste test for us with different foods and we were supposed to figure out which brand was which to see if we could tell the generic brand from other brands.. Let me just tell you, my love of sugar must have paid off.. I got em right! Dont try and sneak wal mart brand peanut butter by me!! So after that CJ and I were debating on where we were going to go to dinner, and finally decided on his absolute favorite restaurant Oreganos. So i just started teasing him calling it "CJ night".. and saying how we were only doing what cj liked and just over and over "CJ night".. So the next morning we wake up and CJ goes, "Now its Savanna DAY!" It was so cute, so he starts making a list of what we can do, like extreme things.. "Do you want to go to Sedona and spend the night, or Flaggstaff, or we could go to the State Fair" he just started listing all of these different ideas. Well we both had homework to do, I had to go to the hospital to pick a patient for clinical on Monday, and he had to finish two midterms.. so by the time we had finished it was almost 2 and i didnt feel like it was worth it to drive all the way to Sedona or Flaggstaff.. We decided to drive up to Payson and spotlight and have a nice dinner (I know, where did we plan on eating right??) So off we went on a relaxing drive.. Its my favorite thing in the world just to spend time with my husband because i never get to see him with our schedules! So we get up there and buy lots of candy and our favorite color changing cheeto puffs that CHANGE color and off we went to the forest to start our spotlighting! We saw a ton of elk and deer, and we thought we saw a mountain lion, but since we saw the cat face right next to a huge herd of elk we used common sense and decided it PROBABLY wasnt a lion (I can still pretend.) We saw a group of raccoon that just turned around and watched us drive and CJ of course goes "Savanna! Grab my pistol!" Like i did.. So thats when we realizeddddd.. That we couldn't find CJ's phone ANYWHERE! We had been on this dirt road for the last two hours and didnt know where it could have been.. It was about 9:00 by this time and we ended up 50 miles PAST payson when we realized we had to turn around and drive back through the forest to look for his phone. We started retracing our steps, kinda thinking it was a lost cause, but about 20 minutes into the canyon we saw a black phone in the middle of the dirt road!! We felt so blessed to have found it, and not have to buy a brand new phone! It was in perfect condition minus a few scratches on the back! So overall it was a great night spent with the husband! I am so lucky to have CJ.. I know every girl thinks they have the best Husband in the world, but Cj is the perfect man for me! (haha he always reminds me that HE is the only one that could put up with me!) its true though, i dont know what i did to get this guy! He is the best and i love him more and more each day!!
So this last weekend CJ and I were able to have my little brother and Sister spend the night.. It was so much fun being able to spend time with the people i love the most.. My Family! Karson had been begging me forever to let him come spend the night so he could play with the chickens, so we decided this weekend was it! CJ was working Friday afternoon so i took Jaden and Karson to freestone park so we could teach Karson how to rollerblade. I mean SERIOUSLY who doesnt know how to rollerblade?! I think Kalli and I were rollerblading to Albertsons and McDonalds at the age of 7! After a ton of practicing and telling him over and over that you roll the blades and dont walk he started to get the hang of it! After rollerblading we went and picked out some pumpkins so the kids could draw on them.. They turned out so cute! and Karson and Jaden were so proud of them. Karson asks me, "Savanna do you know why my mustache turned out so good?" I go "No Bud, why does it look so good?" and he informs me its because "he took his time on it!" REALLY?? He comes up with the weirdest things! After coloring the pumpkins, CJ got home and it was time for dinner.. Me, thinking it would be more fun for the little kids to go to one of mine and CJ's favorite restaurants despite the 2o minute drive makes CJ drive to San Tan Flats.. Its the cutest little restaurant with fire pits all over, a live band (only country songs!) and a dance floor! I absolutely love the place.. Well Karson made sure to tell me after we finished roasting marshmallows that it was NOT worth the drive! haha.. After dinner we went home and watched the weirdest cartoon movie ever.. Jaden picked out the movie Coraline, and it was seriously the freakiest movie, just plain weird. We all fell asleep through it. The next morning we went out to play with the chickens, and when we were about to leave, Karson goes, "I hope the chickens dont miss me! I need to make sure someone takes care of them!" Like he owns them or something.. It was hilarious! So overall it was a super fun weekend for CJ and I.. We always get the best laughs out of Jaden and Karson!
So.. Anyone that knows me KNOWS i am not good with technology. All my friends kept asking me when i was going to get a blog, like it was a RULE that you must get a blog once you're married. I got one. And then they told me it MUST be funny or else they wont read my blog. Like i would care that they wouldnt spend hours on my blog. So here it is. The CJ and Savanna Smith blog (though im still a Sherwood and asked CJ if he would consider changing his last name to Sherwood. He wont.) Cj and I have been married for about two months. Whenever someone asks how married life is and i say "its good" they say "you never see him do you?" WHY did no one tell me i would never see my husband once we were married? Yesterday i was driving to school listening to 104.7 the morning show with John Jay and Rich and they had people calling in who were upset about something they KNEW they had no reason to be upset about. If Thursday came before Wednesday I would have called in and said i HATE how my husband Works!! He gets called in at the WORST times. Like today. We were walking out the door to go run important errands, like to Bed Bath and Beyond, and to MAC.. And the nerve of his boss.. He calls him and says there is work. I was ticked. So very calmly i went into the closet, took off my braclet and necklace (there was no need to wear them now, obviously.) And yelled to cj "I HATE YOUR JOB." I am ridiculous. I know. My husband has a great job, he works SO hard, and I have the nerve to be upset because he HAS a job? Yet in the moment I was right, and i had a reason to be mad. Life is great. We are super busy with school and work. CJ is working for Quick Response, putting in 40+ hours a week, and taking 15 credits of school. He is the hardest worker i have ever seen, and secretly i always thought i was a hard worker. I do nothing compared to him! I am in Nursing School, staying busy with that, and working whenever i get the chance at Banner Baywood Hospital as a CNA. We're loving Married life, and super excited for our life to come! Here are some pictures of what we've been up too..
Up and Sherwood Camp With my brother Kody and Sister in Law Mary
All the my best friends from 7th grade on at our Wedding
CJ and I met about two years ago on a camping trip that I did not want to go on. I dont think either of us were looking for a relationship, but I ended up not being able to keep my eyes off him. I could probably tell you what I was wearing, what he was wearing, and every other little detail about that night. After having his little brother, whom had been my best friend for years, tell me I looked like a "train wreck" the next morning, I figured it was a lost cause. But, after that night we were inseparable. We will have to call it love at first sight. After many ups and downs we realized we couldnt live without one another and got married August 13th, 2009 for time and all eternity.