Friday, September 25, 2009

I got tagged

I got tagged! So you can thank MaShay for my constant need to talk about myself. Actually, you can thank me.


one. I am the third child of my parents who were both the third born. I married Lucas who is the third, so clearly we will only love our third child.

two. One of my favorite things to do is to go for a drive when its warm and the sun is about to go down, with the windows rolled down, my favorite music playing and a great friend in the trunk.

three. I tried to not like Miley Cyrus, but instead I really liked her and added her new song to my blog and bought a shirt of hers at WalMart. Lucas likes her too.

four. I lived in Hawaii for 18 months, I've been home a year now and since moving home I have tried to convince many people to move back with me. Most of these people acted excited and said they would do it and then planned their life on the mainland. I am currently working hard on convincing Lucas its worth it to move there while we are young and child-less. I am a hula dance pro and not even that convinces people.

five. I am insanely obsessed with my husband, and since I haven't gone and had my name legally changed yet I am seriously considering changing it to Amber Susan Hermann Lucas Taylor.

six. I have had the same number of cell phones and traffic tickets. I have also moved the same amount of times. What is this magic number? It is 11 . I also have the same number of super powers.

seven. I have fallen in love three times. I have had to suffer through falling out of love twice. It would have all been worth it if I only had six months with Lucas. Thats why I'm killing him on our 6 month anniversary.

eight. 70% of my scars are on my left hand. I got all of them at different times while fighting crime. My left hand is like a dead weight that does nothing but flop around and get hurt. Except it types quite well and looks great with my wedding ring on it.

nine. I have never had any alcohol or smoked anything. I am proud to say that losing control of myself is not something that seems tempting to me. I have never wanted it, which is good because I get addicted to things really easily. Right now I'm addicted to spider solitaire. Sometimes I want to play it so bad I get out of bed in the middle of the night and play until I win. I like to play it with real spiders.

ten. All but number 5 have something that is not true.

Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, September 24, 2009


"Valley RV this is Amber"
"Hello, I'm looking for Dana"
"He's in the office with the door locked looking up jokes on the internet, can I take a message?"

My boss is Michael Scott from The Office.

How I came to this conclusion:

*He will frequently pop out of his office and SLAM on my desk at random times of the day to try and scare me.

*His jokes should be very predictable, but they are so unfunny and out of place that nobody ever sees them coming. The staff at my job are getting very good at our "Oh, Dana- you're a riot!" laughs.

*He bought a motorcycle, and parks it proudly in front of the store, wears STURGIS shirts every day in an effort to flaunt his coolness and spark conversations about how much of a biker he is.

*On his desk and shelf sit many important and usefull office supplies like :
~ a Darth Vader Mr. Potato Head
~ Three toy motorcycles with Muppet characters riding them
~ His golf clubs on display
~ Three huge pictures of his dogs on the wall above a small framed pictures of his three kids.

* I got a part time Nanny position, and the other day he called and when I answered he said in a Nasaly voice "IS THIS FRAN?!?!" "what?" "FRAN THE NANNY! (giggling)*

*Taped to his door are two sheets of paper with Jokes on them from Larry the Cable Guy.

* He called us from vacation, interrupted us at work with the important work related message telling us "Just let everyone know I'm getting on a helicopter!"

* If anyone shows up with a bike that is not like his he asks to ride it, and they awkwardly let him.

* If I can see a conversation heading somewhere we dont want it to go I just mention something about his outfit, motorcycle, or his dogs and his thoughts are completely derailed.

*He can't resist selling things that he knows people need. Here are the all important things that he is sure all RV businesses need
-- A Giant Frying pan
-- A 700 dollar battery powered electric bike
-- A candy machine
-- Huge expensive parts that we never use or sell.

In all honesty he is a really nice guy, and has been really cool to me while I've worked here. But while watching the office it was impossible not to see the similarities.

In other news...I got a job working part time as a nanny. Its three days a week, I watch a 3 and a half year old boy and twins, a boy and a girl, who are almost two. Its really a good job, but its harder than I imagined to watch other peoples kids when I want my own :)

Update on my Mom, she is doing well, and has a great attitude. Check out pictures of her mohawk at

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

The Taylor Inn

The past few weeks have been very family filled, and we are LOVING it! A couple weekends ago we drove down to Salt Lake to hang out with my family (except Em and Eli who stayed in Colorado for school) and had a blast! We got to salt lake and stayed at Steve and Ceci's apartment overnight. Their apartment is SO CUTE. Ceci has made it so homey and cute, I want to set her loose on my apartment! We watched some of Freedom Writers, talked, and went to bed. It is so good to see them, and get to know Ceci more and more. The next couple days we hung out also with Jason and MaShay, Sarah, Mom and Dad, and Steve and Ceci. It was so much fun. We got up one morning and decided to hike the "Y". My mom was inbetween chemo treatments, and was feeling weak, but she still got all the way up! It was really awesome for me to see how strong she is. It was hard to see her struggle, when she usually when have done it easily, but if I was going through chemo you couldn't get me to muster the courage to hike the Y! What an amazing Mother I have! Sarah's boyfriend Nathan spent most of the time with us too, and it was fun to laugh with him and Sarah a lot.

Sarah and I were best friends growing up, so its super lame now to live far away and not get to see eachother. We are going on 4 years of not living in the same state. Its junk! We always laugh our heads off when we see eachother. Favorite quote of the trip (Sarah and I are in a fit of laughter in the car with everyone else) A:"Remember when we used to get into trouble with Dad and Mom as kids when we wouldn't stop laughing like this?! hahaha!" S: "Yeah and then we would make fun of them and be like 'NO FUN!" hahahahahahaha I miss being a kid with your siblings around to laugh with. :)

We also went and got frozen yogurt at Spoon Me, which is delicious, but Lucas doesn't like it very much and my Dad hated it. Who are these Men? Crazies~ It was delicious! Rexburg needs a spoon me, and they are franchising so I emailed them requesting information on opening a Spoon Me (Like I can afford that)

One afternoon Steven and Ceci barbequed some "Carne Asada" (I think) for us. It was really really really good, we had tacos and he made this delicious salsa sauce for it. I ate a ton. Cambria, a good family friend came too and it was great to see her. I love seeing loved ones!

We had a movie night at Steves house with Me, Lucas, Steve, Ceci, Sarah and Nathan. We pigged out of pizza and ice cream, and candy (healthy vacation!) and watched Escape to Witch Mountain, which is HORRIBLE. I watched the original one a lot as a kid, and it owned this one. My sister goes to school with the main girl though so thats kinda neat.

We also went swimming at Mom and Dad's hotel pool. That was a good time, it was really nice to swim because it was rediculously hot in Utah. BOO Utah! We played games in the water and had breath holding contests, it was like we were kids at the local pool again.

When it was time to go home we said goodbye to all the siblings, (Mom and Dad were going to meet us in Rexburg to see our apartment) we hugged and were sad the weedend was over. Then hopped in the car and off to Rexburg.

A few hours later we got home and cleaned up and got ready for my parents to arrive. The next day I got off work so I could spend time with them, we went grocery shopping (thanks dad!) while mom slept off some of her exhaustion on our AMAZING bed. Then we went and got mom, and went on a drive and they showed us all the places they lived in Rexburg when they were newlyweds. It was really interesting to imagine them living here right after getting married just like me and Lucas. We visitied the Johnson family, a family that my parents were friends with in college, and had a barbeque and talked. It was crazy seeing their kids, its been about 9 years since we last spent time with them.

We took them to the Gardens, and to my work where they met my boss and got a tour of all our RV's on the lot. We spent some more time talking and hanging out with Mom and Dad, then it was time for them to make the long drive back to Colorado. They left and we were sad the awesome weekend was over.

A week later however, Ceci and Steve surprised us that they were going to come visit! Thankfully the day after my parents left I got a free futon, cleaned it, and painted it, and so they would have a good place to sleep and their own room in our second bedroom. We were excited to have more guests!

We did a bunch while they were here, and had so much fun. We talked a lot of course, Steven and I planned the toy I am inventing (which is getting so complex I'm getting discouraged), we played a TON of foosball which was really fun. Lucas and Steven beat Ceci and I (pure luck) and Lucas air punched with joy and hit the light fixture and burned out the lights. It was hilarious, we all had a good laugh about that one.

We went on a walk of the Gardens of BYUI because Ceci had not seen them before, they are so beautiful and every time I go there are different flowers blooming so its always a surprise. We went to church sunday, and had pasta and hung out talking a lot. (imagine, me talking a lot...another long post surprise surprise)

We had so much fun with them and were sad when they had to leave Monday night.

Tuesday night I got a message that My aunt is in town and needed a place to stay for the night. So my cousin Greg and my aunt came over and we visited with them. Greg went home and we went to bed, this morning Aunt Robyn left to take greg grocery shopping but it was a short and nice visit!

So if anyone needs a bed in rexburg, we have one for you! :)

I had a job interview yesterday and it went really well, its a part time nanny position that I would love. I think I'll take it. I have another interview today for a clerical position in Idaho Falls, I'll see what the pay is and what the job is like, but I'm more likely to take the Nanny job.

I'll post pictures later off all our fun times :)