The Vanderhorst Family

The Vanderhorst Family

Monday, January 24, 2011

What a Weekend!

This past weekend was so awesome! At first my Friday was kind of terrible because in my geometry class everything I've been taught in the past is a LIE! Apparently, triangles on the surface of a sphere can reach up to 900 degrees, but can never be 180 degrees or less...what?! Ya, I wanted to freaking hurl--what kind of math is that?!
Anyways, that kind of put me in a bad mood the whole day, but then Grant surprised me with Ryan Shupe and the Rubberband tickets to the concert that night--boo ya! We were sitting in the 3rd row in the center of the ballroom...great seats! I wish we would've brought the camera...we'll be better about that :) The concert was so great though. Ryan brought out his little 2 year old boy who had his little toy violin (it didn't make noise), but whenever Ryan fiddled, he would fiddle along, and whenever Ryan sang in the mic his little boy would sing in the mic (they had a mini one for him). Ya, way cute kid! Overall it was an awesome concert. After that we went out to icecream at the creamery on 9th. Grant is really wonderful about keeping the dating scene alive after marriage--it's been great!
Saturday I dyed my hair from brown to blonde and I love it! Pictures will come soon! I did some laundry, then we played games with Stephen and Emily and watched the BYU vs. CSU basketball game. Go Cougs!
Sunday I accompanied Stephen and one of his friends in a special musical number, and Grant and I went to a ward ice cream social and had our first couple date! We had a couple from our ward over for games, along with Stephen and Emily. I'm glad that we're starting to make new friends in the ward. Between visiting teaching and home teaching, I hope we'll get to know more people soon.
Needless to say, it was a much needed weekend because this week I have two tests and a quiz...yikes! Wish me luck :)

Thursday, January 20, 2011


Yes, it's true, I'm becoming domestic! April (my wonderful sister in law) wanted to know what kind of things I've been doing to be domestic, so here ya go!
1) I actually took the time to look through the cook books we got for the wedding and tagged the ones that sounded good (and cheap)!
2) I wear an apron when I cook and I feel makes me get in the mood of cooking :)
3) I actually use the recipes I'm looking at...example?

Lemon Chicken Thing (That's my title)
Ok, so for this one I actually combined a couple of recipes because we didn't have everything for just one of the recipes. I felt like freakin ratatouille in the kitchen--I was just throwing in things like crazy and it was great!
Melt some butter in a pan and drop in a bit of lemon juice (maybe 1 teaspoon to tablespoon)
Put uncooked chicken in the pan and put a tid-bit of lemon juice on top
Sprinkle minced garlic or garlic salt on top
Season with anything else you want to
After chicken is cooked, reduce heat to low and pour 1 can of cream of chicken soup
Stir around and season some more (ya, I'm totally sophisticated and exact here hahaha)
Serve over rice with some salad and other veggies

So, voula! New recipe that Grant has not eaten before--success! Tonight I'm going to try a modified version of Mom's chicken enchiladas...wish me luck!

2 Months!

I can't believe it's only been 2 months of marriage! Grant and I were talking about this last night and we both agreed that the wedding day seems like a long time ago, but the last 2 months have been a blast! I guess it's just because so much has happened since we've been married.
Right when we got back from our honeymoon we moved into our apartment and arranged everything. Then, we had Thanksgiving dinner, we were back in the midst of school, and our apartment was a little cluttered for a couple weeks while we figured out what gifts to keep and what gifts to return (which was all made possible by mom, dad, and Reed driving the gifts over--thank you thank you!) We then had our Eagle open house which was beautiful and wonderful. Then, we had finals week. Then, we went to Colorado for a week to spend time with my family, which was so much fun! (Grant and I still talk about it--what a great memory!) We then went up to Idaho for a few days to spend time with Grant's family, which was also a blast! Then, it was back to reality as the new year rolled around (which we were sick for...lame...) and a new semester started.
It's been so great though :) I really do have the best husband in the world. He is always doing little things for me (such as cooking, cleaning, running errands for me, bringing me frozen yogurt as a surprise) while he's so busy with school and work! He really is one of the most thoughtful people I've ever met and he works harder than anyone I know. I'm very lucky to have him in my life.
So far, marriage has been a blast! It's a lot of fun being able to be around someone all the time who makes you laugh, and who you love so much.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Math Majors...

I can't stand math majors. Now, you might be thinking "What's the difference between math and mathed majors?" The classes we have to take aren't that different...we take pretty much the same classes but they take about 3 or 4 more ridiculous math classes than us. OK, so actually most math majors are pretty nice, there are just the select few who are WAY too cocky and stuck up for their own good. Example? Math 450. I already don't want to be in this class anyways, I just need it to graduate. It's called combinitorics (aka permutations, probability, blah blah blah). I love my teacher, a lot of my good friends are in that class, and then there are the cocky jerks who think they're better than you because you're a "mathed major." Here are some examples.

Me: "Hey, is this a way to think about this problem?"
Boy: "Wow, I'm impressed you figured that out."
Me: "Oh, was it hard for other people?"
Boy: "No..."

Another example.
Me: "Hey, I think this is how to do this problem, but can you help me on this part?"
Boy: "He actually did one like this in class..."
Me: **Looking through my notes** Ummm...he did?
Boy: "Ya, look back to last weeks. This corresponds with blah blah blah...hopefully you can make that connection before the test..."

Moral of the story: Mathed is better than Math. We're smart AND we have people skills!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

We made it :)

Hey everyone!
Well, Grant and I have been married for almost 2 months (we're coming up on our anniversary on Thursday!) It seems like it's gone so fast but so slow at the same time. We both had a good ending to our Fall semesters, and this semester seems to be going well. I'm working as a TA again, except this time for a big whig in the Math Ed Department. I'm learning a lot from him and he has really given me a lot of confidence. I'm also taking 12 credits (I know, I'm taking it easy). Grant on the other hand is taking 17 credits (I know, genius boy!) and is also working for the accountant at Zoobies. WHAT A STUD! Can I just brag about my husband for a minute? He helps with the dishes, cooking dinner, cleaning the apartment, and makes sure that we still do fun things together. He really is the greatest husband in the world :)
Let me tell you about our Christmas break!
We finished our finals and watched a lot of movies before we left for Colorado for a week! We went up to the cabin with our family, and then we went back to our house for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day :) I got a couple puzzles, some cards, the movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding, and Grant put together this homemade calendar for our apartment--he was quite thoughtful! I got him a watch and the soundtrack to Newsies (who knew this manly man loved Newsies? hahaha).
Next, we went up to Idaho for a few days to spend some time with his family! That was so much fun to hang out with his family more and get to know them more. We had a girls day which consisted of shopping, seeing the movie Tangled (which I highly recommend!) and lunch at PF Changs. Grant and I also went into mom and dad mode as we took his neices and nephews to go see the movie MegaMind (also highly recommended!)
Needless to say, spending time with both families was what the doctor ordered. It was great to be around everyone, and guess what?! Pictures are coming soon! Until then, here are a few from the wedding to wet your appetite (That's right April and Meg, guess who's learning the ropes of blogging?!)