Thursday, December 29, 2011

A Christmas story

Our Christmas was very nice and relaxing, just what we wanted.
For Christmas Eve we went to my brothers house. We had our traditional family junk out and a movie there. It's always so fun to see my nephews. They are crazy silly, and give me a great work out every time. It was nice to see everyone, and eat some yummy stuff. Mmmmm stuff.
It was a tradition when I was little that we all got to open a present (usually PJ's) on Christmas Eve. I have tried to keep that tradition going with Aaron and my celebrations. Last year we both got some PJ's, but this year I didn't want to do that again because I think we have enough PJ's to fill up a whole drawer by themselves. Selfish PJ's, getting their own special drawer and all. Sheesh. Instead I decided I would just buy one thing that we both wanted and have Aaron open it. I bought some tickets to the Brad Paisely concert in January. Can I get a Ye-haw? A few months ago Aaron was saying how he heard that Brad Paisely is really good in concert and that he wanted to go next time he came to town. Little did he know that the next time was going to be this January. I'm pretty stoked. Even though I'm not a full on country girl, I do enjoy a lot of country music. My teenage self would probably be slapping me silly for ever saying that. I don't like the crazy, old, twangy stuff, but the majority of newer country I enjoy. I do like most of the Brad Paisely songs that I know, so I'm pretty excited.
Christmas day we just relaxed. It was very nice. Aaron woke me up around six to go open presents like an excited little school boy. I dragged time out as long as I could cause one of his gifts was hiding outside, and the sun wasn't up yet. We went and opened presents at around seven. I got him a tablet, and a miter saw. Only 2 presents, since he never wants anything cheap. Pricey little bugger. He got me a Kinect, a game for the Kinect, tickets to Wicked, and a book for my kindle fire (Mockingjay! Yay!). The Kinect is so much fun. Such a great work out too! I had sore muscles in places were I didn't even know I had muscles. It can with the Fruit Ninja game. I'm pretty much amazing at it, if I do say so myself, which I do. It's the only game that I can kick Aaron's butt in, and he hates it  :)  All in all it was a very calm, pleasant day.
The day after Christmas we both had off as our paid holiday. That was the day his parents did their gift exchange and lunch. It was so noisy, and chaotic with the kids, but it was a good time. I got to hold my nieces lots, which I always enjoy. So stinking cute.

So basically, all I'm trying to say here is that we had a great holiday weekend! Hope you did too!

Happy New Year!


Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Christmas shoes

I just thought you should know, I am wearing little boy shoes today. Oh yes. I'm not ashamed of it either. I went shoe shopping last night at Famous Footwear with Aaron. We were out to get him some new work shoes, and me some much needed hiking shoes since we are going to Moab on Friday. Well, I have short, fat feet that I inherited from my mother dearest. Most athletic shoes are just way to tight, and they don't offer many wide shoes in my size. After looking for about 45 minutes and trying on every shoe around, Aaron disappeared for a few minutes, I figured he was sick of looking at girl shoes, and went back to the guys for a bit. When he came back he had a box of shoes in his hand and told me to try them on. Oh so very roomy compared to all the others I had tried. He told me they were little boy shoes, and better yet, that they were cheaper than any of the other shoes I've already tried on. Score! The great part is, these aren't even my first pair of little boy shoes I own. Aaron bought me some others when we were dating, and I love them. They were actually the shoes I was wearing when we bought these new little boy shoes. Nope, I'm not embarrassed. Whatever works is fine by me. They have really great traction, and will work splendidly for hiking. They are even a good name brand hiking shoe! Yeah Boy (boy shoe that is)! The only problem is my shoe rack doesn't have any more room for more shoes.... Dun dun dunnnnnnnnn.

Here, take a look at the shoes. They don't look very boyish at all. When Aaron gave them to me he said "I figure a lot of boys dress girly now days." True story.


Well, that will be all for today.

Loves for you, and you, and YOU!

Friday, December 2, 2011

I am from the 80's!!!

I saw the link to this article posted on Facebook repeatedly recently, but I refused to read it. I didn't want to agree with any of it, or claim that I took part in some of it, for that would mean admitting which decade I associate my childhood with. I inevitably decided to glance over it this morning while procrastinating the work that is still waiting to get done. As I feared, I enjoyed, agreed with, and related to the large majority of the article. I do not like to be thought of as a 90's kid. I was born in the 80's. I AM AN 80's KID! Even if the only part of the 80's I lived through I was much too young to remember. But that year, one month, and six days of the 80's that I lived makes me an 80's kid as far as I am concerned, and no one better say any different. I already get the "you're so young" comments all the time. I guess that's what I get for being the youngest in my family, and marrying someone who is nearly 4 years older than me, and is the youngest in his family as well. One day I will no longer be told I am so young, and on that day I will probably long to be called young again. Any way, here is the post. I begrudgingly giggled throughout the whole thing as I remembered the days of my youth....which, I will admit, was mostly in the 90's. In case you ever wondered what I was like as a child (I know you all must have) this was my life. Enjoy. And don't make fun of my youthfulness. :)

10 Things 90's Kids Will Have to Explain to Their Children


While most things we experienced as tots in that headiest of eras seems pretty self-explanatory (plaid was everywhere, Leonardo DiCaprio was the molten ball of light around which the solar system turned, and there was no color too bright for your sweatpants) there are some things that will be a bit harder to explain. Here, a primer for when your future children want to know what the hell you were doing with your boxy, multicolored electronics.

1. Topanga was at some point in human history considered not only a legitimate first name for a human being, but the kind of name that would inspire in malleable teenage boys a life-long infatuation. Topanga, in our day, was leading lady name-material. Topanga (pronounced Tah-payne-ga, for those who will have only ever seen in it written down) is the name of the quintessential girl-next-door who will live, along with Feeney, in our hearts forever!
2. At some point, we carried around little plastic eggs with tiny screens on them — in these screens lived our hearts, our pets, our raison d’ĂȘtre, our very own Tamagotchi [Giga pet in my case]. We loved them, we listened to their tiny electronic screams of malnourishment, and we occasionally forgot to pick up their poop for long enough that they died a tortured, poop-filled death. They were, perhaps, our first foray into the life-consuming world of electronics and self-absorption, later to be fully manifested by Facebook.
3. The black Power Ranger was black and the yellow Power Ranger was Asian because…we were so completely ahead of our time and beyond the capacity to even think in terms of something as inconsequential as race that… uh… I don’t know. Casting directors were racist in the nineties.
4. Long before he was spending his days foisting his mediocre children on us, Will Smith was actually the perfect human specimen. He also undoubtedly holds some world record for saving the world the most times while simultaneously delivering flawless catchphrases, and giving cool guy nods to the camera. The Men in Black rap song, at the time, was created and received by the public without the slightest trace of irony. Really, he was that good.

5. In some inevitable shift of the time-space continuum in which James Cameron continues to rob humanity of all that is good and sacred in this world, Fern Gully will be known as that movie that ripped off Avatar. It will be up to us to crusade for what is right. It is up to us to explain that Fern Gully was not only a predecessor to Avatar, but far better, in that it contained both Tim Curry as a singing pile of molasses and Robin Williams rapping about animal testing in the pharmaceutical industry. (As a side note, if you have not recently listened to the full lyrics of the “Batty Rap,” I recommend you do, as they are horrifying.)

6. A neighborhood boy who completely disregards your family and puts a ladder directly under the teenage girl’s window to climb up at his discretion is not only acceptable, it’s charming. It’s the kind of stuff that would make said family take the ladder boy under their wing and into their heart. The nineties were a simpler time, one where we didn’t have to worry about things like breaking and entering. Clarissa today would have steel bars on the inside of her window and her father would continually remind her that the next-door boy with his ladder and his touchy hands have no place in his household.
7. Though, on the surface, they are the exact same thing in every conceivable way, whether you liked The Backstreet Boys or N*SYNC said more about your character than all of the terrible macaroni art you could ever make for your child psychologist. Essentially, liking *NSYNC meant you liked Justin Timberlake, as he was clearly the Seabiscuit in that race from the get-go. You even liked him with his terrible, icy-blond mini-fro. Liking the Backstreet Boys gave you a bit more of a cultured palate, as there was no clear Diana in those Supremes. Nick was kind of the wholesome, if northern-Florida-redneck safe choice (save for his humiliating younger brother, Aaron). Brian was the shy, sensitive type. AJ was the hottt, dangerous meth addict. Kevin Richardson was mute with sexy, sculpted facial hair. No one liked Howie. Choosing between the two groups was like choosing between two beloved children, but once that line was crossed–there was no going back.
8. “I wanna really, really, really wanna zig a zig ahh,” has a meaning, and all true nineties kids know it, but we must never share it. Like the Illuminati, it must remain between us, the key holders. With great power comes great responsibility.
9. Lisa Frank is not the name of a woman; it is the name of a movement, a culture, a way of living! It is a theory, a concept, a belief in something greater than yourself. It is the belief that all girls are entitled to dolphins covered with rainbows, jewel-encrusted frogs, and unicorns in acid-trip colors hugging each other. It is the ideology that no notebook is complete until it literally hurts your eyes to look at from so much color saturation. It is the hope that no school supply, no matter how insignificant, will be left un-bedazzled. It is the knowledge that your eraser cap, and that of your granddaughter’s, and her granddaughter’s after her, will not be some boring little nub–it will be a diamond covered with butterflies in a rainbow of colors. It is the dream of a better tomorrow.
10. Incredibly depressing women in Indiana covered in cats and glass figurines they buy at The Hallmark Store used to troll the web 1.0 to invest thousands of dollars in tiny stuffed animals filled with plastic beans. That happened. Beanie Babies were not just significant; they were the first example most of us had of envy, greed, and wrath. If someone messed up that little heart-shaped Ty tag, so help you God, that was the end of whatever contact you had with that monster of a human being. That tag-less Beanie Baby was now trash, and you had to deal with the consequence. It was at that moment, that de-valued Beanie Baby moment, that most of us accepted the truth… we’ll never have nice things.

Man I loved beanie babies. 

Well, that's all.


Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Oh! Christmas tree?

We got our  Christmas tree up and all decorated, and guess what?! It's a real one!! Impressive right? Okay, maybe not, but I've never had a real Christmas tree before. I like it enough so far. It smells so nice. But, I don't know if we will get a real one again after this year though. It's as much of a hassle as the fake tree is. It's so messy, and it makes me worry about bugs. Ew! Bugs. I haven't found any yet, thank goodness. I hope it doesn't dry out before I'm ready to take it down. It goes through water SO SO fast. Hopefully we're not over watering it... is that possible? I'll probably end up killing it one way or the other. I've never had a green thumb of any sort. I could probably kill a fake tree. Any way, here is our tree for your viewing pleasure: 

[Feel free to commence ooooing and awwwing now.]
Hmmm.... this picture was a lot bigger when I first started writing this post. I'm not sure what happened and it won't go back.... Aw man!

Decorating our new house has been a blast!
I love this place so much!
It makes me smile every day.

That is all.
Much loves!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Good news part 2. Finally!

I finally feel like I can announce the secret I've been keeping. Okay, it's not really much of a secret any more. Most people I know found out one way or another. We were so excited we had a hard time keeping our mouths shut and told too many people who didn't know it was supposed to be kept kind of quiet. Plus, I already announced it on facebook awhile back, I just haven't had the time to update this too.
So, here it is. for the past 3 months we have been working on buying our first house! We were finally able to close on it last Tuesday the 8th! This process had been the biggest mess, and definitely didn't go how we expected. I know, I know, everyone who has purchased a house is going to pipe up and say that it never goes how you expect. We knew it wouldn't be fast or easy, but seriously, it was ridiculous. When even the loan officer says he can't remember the last time there were so many things to go wrong with good loan candidates, then you know it's bad. Most home loan companies have a 30 day to close goal. Obviously we didn't achieve that goal. But no matter, all is well now. I finally have my house. Now I just have to make it into a home.
It's the cutest house ever. We are in love with it. It has six bedrooms, and three bathrooms. Don't worry, they are not all for us. There is an apartment in the basement. They get two of the bedrooms and one bathroom. I think 4 bed 2 bath is pretty perfect for us right now. Everything about this house is perfect for us. It has a huge  fenced back yard with a good sized garden and fire pit. Willis loves it! A dual dog run with 2 dog houses, which is pretty cool. a big shed. A nice deep garage that could fit 4 cars and Aaron's motor cycle if we wanted. A nice living room upstairs, and a TV room downstairs that we are going to turn into a cool theater room eventually. The kitchen has a ton of cupboards, a pantry, and an island. So much more space for storing all my cooking things than I had before. We have a cold storage room, which will be nice for stalking up on all the good coupon deals. The Master bedroom has a walk in closet with more storage than I know what to do with! Okay, I know what I want to do with it, but I can't afford that many pairs of shoes :)  We have a little laundry room, which is awesome cause our washer and dryer were in the kitchen before, and that wasn't fun. All the rooms are painted warm neutral colors, which is nice. They do need a little touch up cause the people who lived there before didn't know what they were doing, but they left the extra paint so we won't have to try and play the matching game. It's so perfect. It has everything that was on our little check list when we were looking at homes. We had to look for a year before we found this one. It's not one that would have been in our budget before, but it is now since we both got big raises with our new jobs. We feel so blessed for that, and know this is all working out how it is supposed to, and that this is where we are supposed to be in our lives right now.
We are still working on moving in. It's been hard since we closed on the day that my grandma died, so we had a busy week already with that. It didn't help that the people who owned it before apparently didn't know how to clean. The place was really dirty at first. It's taken a long time to get it clean. Then this week Aaron got a cold, and ya know, what's mine is yours, so he shared it with me. He's at the worst part right now, and I'm just starting to get it. Not to mention that we both work full time, if not more, so that takes up the majority of our time. (Oh wait, I guess that is mentioning it. haha) One day we will be moved in. I hope. We are to the point of sleeping there, so that's good. We have a lot of stuff though. It's kind of ridiculous. Haha We have already taken a ton to the DI and have a lot more to sort through.
I'll post pictures when I can.


Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Grandma Lucy.

There is no one I admire more than you. I've always looked up to your great example. You're the epitome of what a woman should be. You are the classiest woman I have ever known. I would be very proud to become even the tiniest bit like you. You are simply amazing. When I think of the wonderful reunion that took place in heaven last night, it brings tears to my eyes, and joy in my heart. 48 years without your husband, you're only sweetheart. Being apart much longer than you were together here on earth. I can't even imagine. My mom got to give her Gretel a big hug again. Seeing your parents, grandparents, and those siblings who have pass on before you. What an awesome welcoming party you had. I think of those videos of soldiers coming home from war and seeing their families for the first time in so long. I cry every time I watch those. I know your greeting party was even greater than that. When I got that call, that dreaded call that I knew would be coming soon, I didn't cry. I felt your pure happiness that you are experiencing. Of course, throughout the night and the day today I have shed a few tears for the loss I feel, but overall I know you have been letting me to feel a little bit what you are feeling so I can remember to be happy for you. You lived a great long life. All who knew you in that time adored you. We all feel that we love you more than any others could. I feel so blessed to be able to call you my grandma for eternity. The world lost a very special spirit, but heaven just got a little bit brighter. I look forward to seeing you again whenever that time may come. Till then I will hold very dear to the sweet memories I have with you. You will always have a big special part of my heart. I love you forever and always.

PS Give my Mom a big hug from me.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

A little ramble here, a little ramble there.

This is something I really needed to hear today. It has been a very discouraging couple of weeks. I have been having an especially difficult time keeping that happy mindset I strive for today. Lately we have been having set back after set back. Disappointment after disappointment. I'm just waiting for something to finally come through and work out for us. I'm not complaining (okay, maybe just a little), I know I have a very good and blessed life. I have a whole lot to be thankful for. Things were just going so perfectly for awhile there. Everything was falling right into place. Then, all of a sudden, it wasn't any more. Sigh. Such is life.
This quote helped me calm down and remember that everything is happening exactly how God intended it to, whether they were in my plans or not does not matter.

It will be okay. It will all work out. Soon enough it will all be in the past. Deep breath. And repeat. That's how I have been getting through this day.

This morning, a coworker was a little rude to me about something I had nothing to do with. I turned and walked away, holding back tears. That small thing had just pushed me to the limit (for the third time this morning) I couldn't handle anything else blowing up in my face. This reminded me of one of my favorite quotes ( I know I've been using a ton of quotes in my posts lately.). "Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle" - Plato. He couldn't have known his slightly harsh words would push me to the brink of crying. He had no idea of the terrible morning I'd been having, and apparently he'd been having a less than ideal day as well. Let me be clear though, I don't hate my job, or any of my coworkers. It is a great job. I am grateful for it, and blessed to have it. My coworkers are great, and nice 99% of the time. Just one of those days for all of us I guess.

Any way.... I don't really know where I'm going with this. Mostly I'm just rambling, as is typical for my blog. Just a place to get my thoughts out of my head so I can go on with my day with out these thoughts pestering me along my way. So, I guess that's all for now. 


Thursday, October 13, 2011

There you have it.

Something that truly irks me is when I hear of people saying that Mormons are not Christians. Really? Those who belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints not Christian? If believing in and trying to follow Christ is not a Christian act, then please explain to me what exactly is? I just don't understand how they can try and claim this when Christ is in the name of our religion, and in all that we do. As Latter Day Saints, our lives are centered around Christ. We pray A LOT. If we are not Christian, who do you think we are praying to? The prayers are opened addressing Heavenly Father, and closed in the name of Christ. I don't think it gets much more Christian than that.

This sums it up better than me:

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

My Fall Bucket List

Here are all the fall activities I hope to accomplish this (and most every) year:

  • Corn maze
  • Haunted mini golf
  • Odyssey Dance Thriller
  • Pumpkin walk
  • Decorate house
  • Pumpkin pamcakes (from VI)
  • Carve pumpkins
  • Watch Hocus Pocus
  • Watch It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
  • Pumpkin bagel/pumpkin cream cheese (Einstein's)
  • Logan Canyon drive to see leafs, have picnic
  • Make 2 ingredient pumpkin cookies
  • Watch all Halloween episodes of The Office :)
  • Eat lots of candy
  • Hand candy out to the cuties on Halloween night!

I know, not very original. But, I will love every minute of it!
What's on your fall bucket list? Is there anything you think I should add on here?

That be all for now folks! ;)


Saturday, October 8, 2011

Just my thoughts

It's easy to point out faults in others to make yourself feel better.

It's best to work on your own faults to feel better about yourself.

You can't control what others do, you can only control you.

Stop worrying about everyone else so much, and work on yourself.

"Be the change you wish to see in the world." - Mahatma Gandhi

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Colon parentheses

“Most folks are about as happy as they make their minds up to be.”
- Abraham Lincoln
Smart man.
We all have problems.
We all go through trails.
It's up to you how you choose to handle them.
You decide how to react to all situations.
You decide what your attitude will be through it all.
And ultimately you decided how easy or hard your life will seem depending on your mindset.
Choose a positive mindset, and life is a heck of a lot easier to handle.
Choose a negative mindset, and make life a lot harder on yourself than it needs to be.
This decision dosen't just effect you.
It effects everyone in your life.
Seems like an easy choice to me.
This is a very simple lesson to learn.
Seems like most people still choose to learn it the hard way.

I choose :)

Friday, September 9, 2011

I'm a Halloweener!! :)

I absolutely am in love with Halloween!
Always have been.
Always will be.
It's my favorite holiday!
It probably shouldn't be though.

I hate:
Getting scared.
Creepy movies.
Candy corn.
Cats of any color.
The dark.

Reasons why I do LOVE it:
Corn mazes.
Pumpkin walks.
Adorable children looking even more adorable.
Dressing up.
Pumpkin PaMcakes (when it's pumpkin flavored it must be pronounced like that).
Pumpkin flavored anything and everything!!!!
Pretty leaves.
Carving pumpkins.
The color orange is #2 on my fav. list.
"Haunted" mini golf.
Perfect weather.
and of course candy!

I can't wait till I can decorate more than just my blog for the season!! :)

Lovey love loves!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

The best two years (This post is extra cheesie. You have been warned.)

Yesterday was our two year anniversary!

When I tell people that they usually respond with something like "Wow two years already? Time flies". Honestly, I can't believe it has ONLY been two years. Two years? Really? That's all? I feel like I've know this amazing man my entire life! I have known him for four years, and that makes it seem a little better. It's weird to think there was a time in my life where Aaron wasn't in it. How did I get by with out him before? Cause I certainly can't do it now. I didn't know how good my life could be, or what I was missing out on until I met him. I never thought there could be someone so perfect for me, someone I am so sure about. The thought of deciding to get married to some poor guy used to terrify me to the point of saying I wasn't going to get married. I always wondered how people can make such a huge decision of being stuck with the same person forever. What a hard thing to decide right? Wrong. It was hands down the easiest decision I have ever made once I met the right guy. Since I figured out Aaron was that guy, I haven't had even the tiniest bit of doubt that it was the right thing for me to do. That he was the right guy for me. I am no longer afraid of the future, because I know I will have him by my side, and I know I can get through anything as long as he is with me.
Sure, it took us two years of dating to get to the point of marriage, but that was perfect timing for us. There were a lot of really big events our lives (mine in particular) that happened in that time that we had to get through together before we felt like we were to the point of getting married. He came into my life at the perfect time to help me through some of the hardest struggles of my life. I know it all happened how it was supposed to. I wouldn't have been able to get through those trials with out him. He is so great, everything I didn't even know I needed in a man. I love him with everything I have. There's no doubt about it, I married the right guy, at the right time, in the right place.
Happy Anniversary (yesterday) Aaron!

(To those of you that aren't my husband, I apologize for the vast amount of cheese that was present in this blog. I hope you are not lactose intolerant.)

Loves loves loves loves.
(And especially loves for my love.)

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Good news part 1

This is the 1st in my series of good news posts. It's like Harry Potter, I can only reveal the 1st half of this post right now :)

Drum roll please...........

My amazing husband snagged a super sweet new job! This is a huge blessings in many ways. His old job was getting ridiculous, and frustrating. I'm so glad to be done with them. I am grateful for all that they have done for us the past couple years, but even more grateful to be moving on. NO MORE BEING ON CALL EVERY 2 WEEKS!!! Hu freakin' rray. However, in exchange for that, Aaron will be working every Saturday till 5pm. That is a big down side, but hey, there's no such thing as a perfect job. Hopefully it will just be temporary until he gets some seniority. I don't know if I will hate this as much as the being on call, we shall see. It should be more than worth it though, cause it's quite a large pay raise. Cha-ching! We are very excited for this change in our lives. So happy! :D

So there you have it, part one of our good news and one of the reason's we feel so blessed. Keep an eye out for part 2.


Friday, August 19, 2011

Poor Goldie Honda has a boo boo!

With all of our many blessings we have been having lately I've kind of been waiting for something bad to happen. I'm just not used to having so many great things happen all at once with very little bad things thrown in there. I'm not a pessimist, or looking for something bad in my life, it just seemed to be the way my life would go. Kind of just what I've been used to I guess.
Well, something bad happened last night. Not horrible, just slightly inconvenient. I got rear ended and t-boned on my way home from work. It wasn't a horrible wreck, no one was seriously injured, thank goodness. It was a 4 car pile up, 2 cars were totaled, mine wasn't. I was the only one not in a regular car, I was in the CR-V, so I was the biggest car. The only damage is a big dent in the drivers side door. It wasn't my fault, so someone else's insurance will pay to get it fixed. Poor Goldie Honda.
Surprisingly, no one's airbags went off during all of this. While this might sound like a bad thing, it was a big blessing for me. We got a letter in the mail a few weeks ago saying that if our car still has the original air bag that it needs to be replaced. It was recalled because pieces of metal have been reported coming through the air bag on deployment. A little scary? Yes. I got lucky. I'm definitely counting my blessings for this. My Mom has really been watching out for me and keeping me safe.
The only thing wrong is the usual stiffness and soreness expected after a car wreck. Also, I have mild panic attacks when I drive now. Haha! I'm a baby, I know. I keep hearing the crunch noise and cringing. On my way to work this morning I got stopped by almost all 13 lights between my house and work. I thought I might just die. I just stared intently in my rear view mirror, not daring to blink. I would tap my breaks so my lights would flash just to make sure everyone knew I was coming to a stop. Haha! I'm a nerd.

On a different note, today is my Mom's Birthday, so here's a shout out to her! Happy Birthday Mommy! I miss you and think of you everyday. Thank you for being there for me, even when you can be here for me. I know you are having a blast playing with all your grand kids that have yet to get their mortal bodies. I love you lots! - Sister Sue.

That is all.

Love love love love love!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Check back soon!

We are going to be having a lot of big changes in our life in the next month. I can't spill the beans just yet, but keep checking back to see what's up! And let me stop the thought that I know is going through everyone's mind right now. No, I am NOT pregnant, not trying to get pregnant, or anything related to that thought at all. Yes, there are other changes in life to get excited about. We have been extremely blessed lately, and we feel so grateful for everything that has happened to us this summer. It is definitely a summer to remember. Life is just going so great, and we are incredibly happy with everything right now. I hope to be able to let you know sooner rather than later! I don't remember the last time I was this content. It's a good feeling ya know? We know we are doing what we are supposed to right now, and that we are at a good place in life. Can't get much better than this :)
Hope your summer as been just as full of blessings as ours!


Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Favorite pioneer song

In honor of Pioneer Day (which I realized was 2 days ago)

This is my absolute favorite pioneer song. It has had a special place in my heart since EFY (which turned me around at a time when I wasn't making the best decisions for my life. I will always be grateful for Mandy Fowers for making me go with her) and a trek I went on in the same summer. I truly got to understand and love the lyrics. It gives me chills every time it is sung now. So amazing.

Here, enjoy it with me:

Come, Come, Ye Saints

Come, come, ye saints, no toil nor labor fear;
But with joy wend your way.
Though hard to you this journey may appear,
Grace shall be as your day.
Tis better far for us to strive

Our useless cares from us to drive;
Do this, and joy your hearts will swell -
All is well! All is well!

Why should we mourn or think our lot is hard?
'Tis not so; all is right.

Why should we think to earn a great reward
If we now shun the fight?
Gird up your loins; fresh courage take.
Our God will never us forsake;
And soon we'll have this tale to tell-
All is well! All is well!

We'll find the place which God for us prepared,
Far away, in the West ,
Where none shall come to hurt or make afraid;
There the saints, will be blessed.
We'll make the air, with music ring,
Shout praises to our God and King;
Above the rest these words we'll tell -
All is well! All is well!

And should we die before our journey's through,
Happy day! All is well!

We then are free from toil and sorrow, too;
With the just we shall dwell!
But if our lives are spared again
To see the Saints their rest obtain,
Oh, how we'll make this chorus swell-
All is well! All is well!

Yeah, it's pretty great!

Loves, loves, and more loves!!!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Breaking News! ;)

BREAKING NEWS!! The Pity Train has just derailed at the intersection of Suck It Up & Move On, and crashed into We All Have Problems, before coming to a complete stop at Get Over It. Reporting LIVE from Quitchur cryin.

If you like this, re-post it. If you don't, suck it up Buttercup, life doesn't revolve around you!

I saw this today, and thought it was pretty funny.
I just had to share it! :)
Some times I need the reminder too.
No one likes a pity party, that's why they are always a party of one.

Much love for you all!!!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Fantastic changes!

Right after my post saying I'm going to be able to post again, life got a little nuts! So, it ended up being a bit of a lie. I won't have as much time on my hands anymore, but I'll post when I can.
The reason I won't have time on my hands to spare anymore is because....after two years of trying and trying.... lots of frustration, tears, and coveting those who it came so easily to.... I am FINALLY working at a new job! :)
I am now an Office Manager!!!! Or, basically a glorified secretary with a side of accounts receivable. I love it. It's pretty perfect for me right now. I work with some great people who are easy to get a long with. I'm actually appreciated and complimented for doing a good job. I already got a raise that I wasn't supposed to get till I worked there for 3 months. I got it after 1 week. (Please pardon my bragging. I'm just not used to this) I work set hours now, which is sooooo nice! 9-5:3o Monday-Friday with an hour break whenever I want. I thought it might be a little difficult working 8 hour days everyday, when before it was rare to get 8 hours and the days I did work that long were so hard. Turns out, when you enjoy your job, the day goes by fast everyday.
I'm so much happier now (Aaron says he notices it all the time. Poor guy is a trooper, putting up with me being mad all the time after work)! This job is the opposite from my last job in every way, and that is why it is so good. Man, I sure do love change! This was such a huge blessing in my life, and I'm very grateful for it.
Thank you to everyone who helped, or tried to help me get a new job. Thank you for understanding.

There is a lot more going on in our life's that I would like to post about, but I'm trying not to do super long posts any more. That's hard when I don't have time to post, but if you want to know what is going on, you can always call me :)

That is all.
Much love for you all!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Don't give up on me!

Well, hello again world!
Hope you didn't give up on me.
Now that my blogger account is fixed, I can start posting again.
Thanks for fixing it Husby!
Be on the lookout for some new posts updating you on our life!
For now, I'm going to go cuddle up with my sweetie and puppy, and enjoy the rest of my weekend.
Happy Memorial Day ya'll!
Warmer days are within reach!!!!!


Much loves for ya'll!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Valentines Day is meant to be cheesy!

Hello world!
Well, another V-day come and gone.
I'm so glad I got to spend it with my forever Valentine!
We weren't so sure how it was going to work out this year.
Aaron was on call, so we couldn't plan anything.
We ended up playing it by ear.
Aaron got home at 5.
On call doesn't start till 6.
I was going to make my wonderful lasagna for dinner,
but I used all my cheese for braided pizza bread last week,
and forgot to get more.
I didn't notice till the sausage was defrosted and I went to start everything else
We decided we had time to hurry and go get some Panda Express before on call started.
We ate at home,
and just had a nice relaxing evening together.
Thankfully there were no floods!
Sounds like a lame day, but it was great!
Couldn't have asked for more.

We both kind of splurged on presents for each other.
More than we probably needed to as usual.
What can I say?
We're in LOVE!

He got me:
a dozen perfect roses
a cute little teddy bear ( no I'm not too old for that)
a box of chocolates
Beauty and the Beast
and Tangled (pre ordered)

I got him:
some pirouettes
a liter of the blue Mountain Dew
a silly balloon (it was waiting for him in the car)
a box of chocolates
and a RC helicopter

All in all, the day was almost as perfect as he is. :)

Hope you all had a great Valentines Day too!

Much love!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Puppy love!

Willis is our little Min Pin. As in "Whatcha barkin' 'bout Willis??" He was born on the 4th of July 2010. Aaron bought him for me at the end of July as an early anniversary present. After a couple long weeks of waiting, we brought him home in August. He has tons of energy and hates to sit still, unless he is laying on a heating pad, then he won't move for anything. He's a picky eater, and therefore very skinny. He has razor sharp teeth and will tear through a cloth chew toy in a day. He's good at catching balls, especially ones that squeak. He hates being tied up or left alone. He's very smart and easy to train. As you can tell, we love him :) Here are some super sweet pictures of his first few days. We haven't really taken many since. We suck at taking pictures ever, really.

This is the day we found him, on the side of the road. Our neighbors were selling him in front of Shopko. Great place to find a dog! haha He was the only boy of 5 dogs, and the smallest one of them all. He was so little, he could fit in one of my tiny hands. He was terrified and quivering. He snuggled up to me and clung to me for dear life, and that was that. I had to have him.

Our brother and sister-in-law bought a dog just after us. She is an adorable boxer named Jada. She is a couple weeks older than Willis. This is their very first time meeting minutes after picking Willis up. Doesn't He look terrified? :)

They warmed up fast. :D

Now they are BFF and ever!

We took them to Bear Lake the day we got him and they had their first swim together.
this is them afterwards snuggling up to stay warm together. When we got home we took them to the fair. They were a big hit. Who wouldn't love such adorable puppies???

Drinking from the hose for the first time

They love each other. :)

Some day we will have to get pictures of him all grown up and post them too. For now, this will do.

Don't be Jealous. You know you love them. ;)

Saturday, January 1, 2011

New year, new hair!

Happy new year everyone! I hope 2011 brings only the best of things to us all. For New Years Eve we celebrated by skipping our party's and going to bed at 10 PM. I'm not sorry about it either. Neither of us would have had a good time forcing our self's to stay up too late. I work early in the morning every morning, so we usually go to bed at about 9. Aaron has been working at least 12 hours a day so we were both very tired. 12 AM would have been hard to make.
I did, however, cut and dye my hair for the new year. Aaron said he wanted to see me with darker hair so I tried it out, and what better time for a change than New Years? I'm pretty satisfied with how it turned out too! I'm happy to have finally found someone in Cache Valley who is decent at doing hair. I thought it was hopeless after my last few experiences. Here's how it turned out:

These were taken from my phone, so not the best quality, but they'll do.

Happy New Year!!!!