Enjoying it

First off I want clarify that I don't "let" Derek post, I beg him to post. I enjoy his posts.

We totally lived it up last weekend. Friday, we met up after my work for a hot date. We headed to the Museum of Modern Art. It was lovely. Interesting, weird, fabulous, and lovely. And YES, we saw the real Vincent Van Gogh art piece. Uh-mazing! We also walked candy lined walkways. People really just walk through, pick up a piece, eat it, and then throw their garbage on the ground. It was so cool. Then we went to get some delicious pizza at Pizza Arte or something like that. It was seriously incredible.

Saturday we lounged like crazy until 4:00. We did some Kenpo in our little living room having to move and adjust so we didn't kick each other, and then sped off to the salon to get Derek's hair(s) cut and to check out an eye place for me to get my eyes checked.

Sunday was church. Our ward feels more like a Utah ward than our Salt Lake Ward did. Our SL ward was the bomb. Seriously. Free bagels for the ward and homeless people after church, the coolest stained glass windows, a time capsul including Gordon B Hinckley, parents on the floor with their children during sacrament, every race imagineable, nearly-dead and newlywed, and we never felt like people were judging us or others. It was totally awesome. Here, the talk of church is how amazing Lone Peak basketball is (I admit, I am a proud alumni), people are talking about their Highland, Provo, South Jordan wards, everyone looks the same. Caucasian, long hair, honker high heels, cliquey or no talking at all, etc. But people do have a great sense of fashion. We love the bishop. We love the sense of adventure. But we haven't met anyone. Everyone kinda keeps to themselves, their phones, or their besties. It's kinda cool cause it totally follows the NY lifestyle. People know how to get things done. I think the ward will grow on us. I like everyone, I just don't know any of them. :) but they all seem like lovely people. Especially the lady who snores as loud as snoring gets in the back of Sunday School every week. HILARIOUS. I'll have to take a picture of the outside of our building. You'd never know a church was there!

I, with the help of Derek, have made some yummy recipes lately. The other day we had these chewiest and yummiest coconut cookies. If you like coconut you have to try. Last night we had this Vegetable Stew. It was very yummy and very healthy. I have hard feelings towards it now though, cause I got sick soon after. Derek didnt' get sick so I know it has nothing to do with the stew, but they now are associated in my mind. Bummer.

Today... Today I am home sick. I was up all night with a fever and stomach flu. So I am going back to bed. But this weekend we're painting our canvases. I'm SO excited. We're making a stop motion video of it to share with you.

Also, I'm a proud weight loser of 7 pounds. Woo! I feel good. I've been eating healthier than I have my whole life. I still crave pizza, cereal, and fatty foods, but I'm hoping that craving goes away with time???

Have a good week everyone!
Also, if you requested a header, make sure to email me at amandawalker90@gmail.com with what you want on it! I got a lot of requests, and i'm gone all day working, so don't expect them extremely soon. I apologize. But they ARE on your way! Also, THANK YOU for giving me confidence in myself by trusting me to design a blog header for you. It really means a lot. xoxo

Oh yeah, look what I woke up to. My sweetie woke up early, walked in the freezing cold to the market, and got me this along with some Chicken Noodle Soup. Gosh I scored myself a good doctor and lover!


  1. I've been in a couple of wards in Manhattan, and some are like what you described and some are super friendly. (Although I never encountered the Utah-ness like you mentioned. What's Lone Peak?) Our first ward was more like the Union Square ward and it took a while, but we eventually made really great friends. Although, there was always a bit of a divide between people with kids and people without kids.

  2. mmk totally love your header. and i totally new your husband when we were little. our moms were bff's. it's a smal world after all. :)

  3. Wait... Your Salt Lake ward had Gordon B. Hinckley in a time capsule?? That's kinda cool, I guess, if you're into that sort of thing... :)


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