Thursday, December 13, 2012

Q and A

I have a hard time knowing what to say when people ask how the pregnancy is going. I usually just say something like "Great....", and then this awkward silence occurs as if they are expecting me to elaborate. I'm not sure what more they want from me. I'm good, baby is good, what more is there? Pregnancy, as exciting as it is, is relatively uneventful for me, and thank goodness for that! 
Then the more in depth questions start, "Are you sick?" "Are you tired?" "Do you sleep good?" Sheesh, do I look that bad? I know that's not what they are getting at. I guess pregnant ladies typically take this as an opportunity to complain a little, and with good reason. I'm not one to complain to others normally (Aaron being the exception. He gets an ear full of my pregnancy complaints on a regular basis. Poor kid). I feel uncomfortable complaining about pregnancy when there are so many women that would kill to be in my position. I feel so blessed that I am able to carry my daughter, and feel her kick all day. I don't take this miracle for granted. I'm not saying that others do, that's just my reasoning for not having much to say about the whole situation. Also, I don't really like talking about myself a lot, or having a lot of attention focused on me. Most of the questions asked are focused more on mom rather than baby. So, to help answer some questions, I found this list of questions for pregnant ladies, here you go: 

(Please note, I'm not using this to complain either)

I'm 24 weeks.
Maternity clothes: Only 2 pairs of non-maternity pants still fit (fitting meaning I can still do up the zipper, and just use a hair band to keep the top together. Don't judge me), my shirts fit around the tummy, some are just not long enough anymore. Thank you to those of you that loaned me maternity clothes! I don't do well at shopping for myself, so my wardrobe was getting very small. You ladies saved me!

Sleep: Let's just say me and 3AM are very well acquainted as of late, and leave it at that.
Best moment this week: Hearing her heartbeat at the doctor yesterday.

Miss anything: Of course, that's a silly question for a pregnant lady. The list would be too lengthy. :)
Movement: Like crazy. You can see it on the outside now. I love to just watch my belly move.
Food Cravings: I don't like the term cravings when related to pregnancy. I feel like that means I must have this food now! I don't feel like that with anything. I can say that I can't resist sweets if they are around, and I love green veggies. 
Symptoms: Now, this question is just begging for complaints. I have symptoms of pregnancy, and that's enough. In all honesty, I feel I've been pretty lucky with what I've had to deal with thus far.
Happy or Moody: I mostly just feel like myself. If I am really lacking on sleep I get very weepy, and if anyone cries around me, or on TV for any reason, I too must cry. I've asked Aaron about this several times, and he agrees that most of the time I seem normal. Good answer husby.
Wedding ring on or off: Off, mostly I was just paranoid it would get stuck and have to be cut off since it was tight before I got pregnant. I had to get a ring cut off once when I jammed my finger and it got way swollen. Luckily that was just a cheap-o ring.
Showing: I feel like I've been showing since about 10 weeks, I'm sure it was in my head more than anything, but my scoliosis makes my gut poke out, so she didn't have anywhere else to go but out. Also, she hangs out in the front, so that made me show sooner too. Those are my excuses at least. I've been told that right now I just have a basketball belly. I'm scared to see how big it will get if it's this big already.

I would like to mention that all of this is said with a smile on my face. I am happy to go through this, and whatever else is to come for this little girl. She just better recognize what I had to do for her when she's a teenager. :)


Friday, November 16, 2012

The next (and most exciting) addition!!!

As most of you already know, I am pregnant! Woot. Yes, for real this time. We are very terrified excited for this little baby to join our family. Motherhood has always been something I knew I was meant to do. However, it has also been something that has always scared the ever-lovin-poop out of me. I still can't think about it too much or I pee my pants a little. How could I be responsible for a helpless human? But alas, here we are. Don't get me wrong folks, I am very happy to have the amazing blessing of carrying this child, and feeling her kick all the day long (man, is she strong). I'm so excited to get to see her, and snuggle the crap out of her. Don't worry, we've stocked up on diapers in anticipation of all the crap that will ensue.
We got to see her cute little face yesterday, and got some really good pictures. We already think she looks like me. Poor kid. Kidding. I was a freaking adorable baby/toddler, and I'm not ashamed to admit it. Don't hate. I even won a baby beauty contest, so it's not just in my head. It's not vain if it was over two decades ago right? Maybe it is if you're still bragging about, but I'm okay with that.
Well, without further ado, here she is:

My beautiful daughter!

Doesn't she just look so pleased with herself?
Aw we love her so much!

That'll do it for today.
Much loves!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Temporary addition

We had this guy living with us for a few days. This is the pick of the litter we got from Willis' girlfriend. He was the smallest one out of all his siblings. He's so sweet and cuddly, lots of fun. We sold him yesterday. We loved him, but weren't too sad to see him go. Our dogs were not such fans of him, and wouldn't sleep in the doggy bed with him, so that made for some fun nights. As adorable as he is, I'm glad to get him sold to a good home.

Lets see, cute puppies, sleepless nights.... Yep, that about covers it.


Friday, September 28, 2012

Newest addition

Back in the springtime, Aaron met a lady while at work that was interested in breading her min pin. Aaron told her that we have a male min pin that could provide the second half to the equation. Well, a few months later Willis' girl friend Brea came to stay with us so they could have as much time together as possible. The more time, the more puppies. Willis is head over heels for this girl. He was so sad when she had to go home that he sat at the door crying. He still knows her name if say it. Since he was upset, we decided he needed a little buddy to keep him company while we're at work. Enter Bruce:

Light tan poopy!  :)

We adopted Bruce from the humane society in July. We were looking at the poodles they had, since we don't want another shedder. Bruce was the first one we looked at. While I was looking at another one, Bruce came right up to me and sat in my lap. How could I say no at that point? They said that he came in the day before with his brother, but his brother had already been adopted. He needed a buddy too. That was it, he had to be mine. Bruce's name was originally Sammy, but being a poodle, he already looks like a girl dog, I couldn't stand him having a girly name too. He needed a manly name. A name that once heard there would be no question as to his sex. He's had no problem with the name change, and picked it up very fast. 
Bruce was born in December 2010, and is 6 months younger than Willis. They are complete opposites. Bruce is so relaxed all the time. He always wants to be by you and preferably to be pet 24/7. He gets very jealous if Willis is getting the attention, and not him. He will shove in between us and Willis and but his head in our hand. He's adorable, and we love him.

There  you have it.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

And then there were three....

Years that is. ;P  Not announcing anything other than the fact that I have been married to the most incredible man for three years... plus 2 weeks. I've been a bit of a slacker. The reason is (there's always an excuse right?) because we finally bought a new camera. This is way past due as we have had phone camera's that had more pixels then our camera for the last 2+ years. I upload pictures on here straight from an app on my phone, but now that all my pictures are on a camera it's a little more of a task. I may or may not update my blog strictly while at work when it's slow (it's always slow), and obviously I don't want to put my personal pictures on my work computer. That would just be inappropriate... much like updating my blog at work... don't judge. 
Back on topic, For our anniversary we went to Vegas in August. We needed to go before school started for Aaron, so we celebrated a little early. Side note, did you know that it's hot in Vegas in August? Like 104, and way humid. Kinda what we expected though. I had never been before that I can remember, so I've been asking Aaron to take me since I turned 21. Three years later, and we finally did it. On our way down we saw Wicked in SLC. I loved it. I had never been before, and when I heard they were bring it to Utah it was the only thing I told Aaron I wanted for Christmas last year. We got to Vegas and stayed at the Golden Nugget. I've wanted to stay there since I saw it on the Travel channel three years ago. They gave us a free upgraded to a suite, which was awesome! Biggest room I've ever stayed in. It had two bathrooms, a living room/kitchen, a bed room, dinning area, 3 TV's, lots of closets, and a vanity. It was a suite perk. Get it? Ha. The reason I wanted to stay at this hotel was for the pool. It has a shark tank right in the middle of it. You can just swim up and be inches from a shark. They were also swimming overhead. If that's not cool enough, there's a clear water slide that goes right through the tank. Swimming with the sharks. Aw yeah.
When we weren't enjoying our cool hotel, we did the normal touristy stuff. M&M world, Coke world, Hard Rock Cafe, Bellagio fountains (so cool!), and eating tons of tastey treats. I'm pretty sure I gained several pounds while there from all the good eats. The highlight of the trip was going to see The Phantom of the Opera at the Venetian. The stage they did it on was built specifically for this play, so the effects were really great. The chandelier falling looked so real it was frightening. I've seen this play at least twice before this, but it was nothing like this. Needless to say, this is my all time favorite musical (which is saying a lot cause I have a very large list of musicals I absolutely love) and it's been on my list to see it in Vegas for quite awhile, I heard they were ending it soon, so we had to make it happen. So glad we did. After the play, we got lost in the hotel, which is not surprising considering it's size. We ended up stumbling upon this room that looks like you are outside. Seriously, I had to do like a triple take thinking we were outside. I felt like we were at Hogwarts. It was extremely gorgeous. In the middle of this room there is a water canal which gondolas float through. So cool! I wanted to go for a ride, but it was super expensive. Oh well, it was really fun to watch.
Well, that was our vacation. On our actual anniversary we went out to eat, and were going to go to a movie, but took too long eating and missed it. Instead we got a Redbox, went home, blew up our air mattress in the basement, and watched a movie on our projector. Much more comfortable than a theater. That weekend we met up with my old roommate at Peach Days, made it home in time to watch the Aggies whomp on the Ute's, stayed at the Anniversary in a night, went ghetto golfing, and finally caught that movie. Basically, a good time was had. Happy three years to you and me my love! It just keeps getting better. Can you tell he makes me a very happy lady? In case you can't, here's proof  >  :D  

This was supposed to be a short post, but as always I rambled on too long. Here is the only picture I took with my phone from the vacation:

I love palm trees!

That'll be all.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Bed post

I know, I know, I haven't posted in a minute and you miss me terribly. I get that. I don't know where the time has gone. Don't worry though, I have a post for you today. We bought a new bed the other day. I needed a new one pretty badly. I couldn't sleep on the one we had, we tried 3 others that we got for free from friends and such. Those were somehow even worse. All the beds we tried were queens, and Aaron, being the excessively tall man that he is, had to sleep at an angle or his feet would hang off. I am not someone that likes to be touched while I'm sleeping, so this left me with very little space to sleep (or not sleep) in. We had a very thick memory foam pad that we put on top of the bed we were using to help my back. It would get so hot at night with that thing. I can't sleep if I'm hot. Can you tell that I'm a light sleeper? We have been shopping around for beds for awhile now. I have to have a good bed for my back, and some kind of return policy so I can be sure it's doesn't hurt. We found one that we loved, one problem though, the price tag was $3,200 and they could never sell it for less cause of some contract thingy, so it was never on sale. After laying on this bed, no other beds could match it's awesomeness. Lesson learned here: never let the salesman have you lay on the most expensive nicest mattress. We decided the bed just wasn't going to happen, and started looking elsewhere. We found out that another company makes a bed that rivals the one we love, except it is much less expensive, and it goes on sale too. Aw yeah buddy! It was on sale for Father's Day, so we bought it in a king size. Let me tell you, I have seriously never slept better. I am very pleased with our purchase. I feel like the Pillsbury dough boy is spooning me at night. It's so comfy. I'm convinced it is made with unicorn tears, cause it's pretty magical. Who knew you could love a bed so much? 

Any way, here is a picture after my fist nights sleep on the new bed:

Don't judge my manly, pale calves.  See the hand prints?

Yeah, that was weird to wake up and see that. Don't worry, those are my hand prints. Apparently I was so deep in a dream that I thought I had to hold on for dear life.... I don't know. But I thought it was kind of cool.

So there you have it, a post. 
I do have a little more to catch up on, so there should be more coming.


Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Memorable Memorial weekend

I LOVE paid holidays! Don't you? Whoever thought those things up is probably my favorite person ever. I would love to give them a big hug. There hasn't been a paid holiday since New Years. Really? Five months with no break? Not nice. But we made it! Memorial day is always very welcomed at our house. That's typically the first weekend we get to go up to Bear Lake. Now, in case you were wondering, Bear Lake is my favorite place to go on weekends. I love everything about it. I start to get with drawls from it in the winter. Must. Go. To. The. Big. BLUE(ish green)! Bear Lake has always been my second home. I've never missed a summer, and I never intend to. We usually make it up there 2-3 times a month from June to August, and once in May and September. If the water freezes over during the Sisco run (a rare occurrence), there maybe a winter ice fishing trip. Does that seem like a lot? It's not. At least not to me. When I was little we would go up there almost every single weekend in the summer. If my parents had callings at church, it was well known that they would be put on hold during the summer months. 
Obviously we made it up there this last weekend. And, boy oh boy, was it cold. We did our best to do the things we would do if it was warm. We did some shooting, played a never ending game of horse shoes (never ending because we couldn't get more than 2 points and were playing to 5. Ended up calling it at 4.), and went fishing. Aaron has been looking forward to fishing up there since last summer when he snagged a huge fish, but it got away. We were determined, we had to go fishing. We have previously just been using Aaron's parents fishing poles since they are rarely used otherwise. We decided it was finally time to get our own. We have been planning on doing this for years, but it hasn't happened yet. I'm very happy with my new, and first pole. It's a pink Ugly Stick, with a clear end. No it's not ugly, it's actually pretty, the brand is called Ugly Stick.We got on our way and I went to grab our fishing licenses, but they weren't in our glove box where we keep them. We looked everywhere, but to no avail. We couldn't let that stop us though, we drove to Garden City to get new ones. By the time we were done it was windy raining, and cold. We headed back to the cabin. After dinner it seemed to clear up a bit and the sun even came out. We set out to try again. Our normal spot where Aaron lost the fish before was freezing and windy, so we didn't last long. We decided to give it one last try at a new reservoir the guy at the fish shop told us about, it was all the way back in Garden City. We went there, and it was basically just a hole they dug and threw some fish in. It was pretty small and still had dirt piles all over. I ran out to the water, threw my line in, and put on my gloves. By the time I started reeling back in, I had a bite. Yay! It was jut a tiny, little guy, but I was happy. We were going to just put him back, but he swallowed the bait so we had to keep him. There is a 2 catch per person limit there, so that was a little disappointing. Next Aaron caught a pretty little trout, but we put him back. I had another catch a little while later and pulled out this guy:

No judging how I look.
 He was probably about 2 pounds. Didn't even put up much of a fight. That was a keeper for sure. We decided we were cold enough to call it a day. Went back to the cabin, had a short lived campfire (thanks a lot mother nature), then settled in for the night. We didn't get much sleep cause of the rain, and freezing temps. Next day we had breakfast, and headed back home so we could make it to teach our primary kids. This is what we ran into in the canyon:

Told ya it was cold
 There was probably about 3" of snow in some parts. Happy start of summer? Boo. We made it home safely though. Later we cooked the fish. They were so tasty, and I don't like fish. Tastes better when you catch your meal I guess. We spent the rest of the day catching up on much needed sleep. Even Willis was pooped. He didn't like the thin walls and the cabin, and kept barking at my dad's snores and farts through the night. The next day we went out and bought me one of these:
Isn't she pretty!
 I haven't owned a bike in about a decade or more, nor ridden one in that time either. Aaron has been wanting to buy me a bike for a few years now. I've had my eye on this one for about a month, and finally let him buy it for me. I love it. :)  I rode it all around town yesterday. We have gotten well acquainted. I'm excited to go on lots of rides with her. She needs a name though. Any ideas?

That was our long weekend. Bet it was cooler than yours! ;)


Thursday, May 24, 2012

And many more!

I'm not usually a post everyday kinda girl. Yet here I am with a post for the third day in a row. Lucky you. Don't get used to it.
I just need to update on Aaron's Birthday while I have a minute. I got a little busy and forgot about it. Here we are almost 2 weeks later. Any way, Aaron had a Birthday. Here's what we did:
I gave him his presents in the morning. Nothing too special this year. Mostly just stuff he needed like a chill mat for his lap top, a new screen cover for his tablet, and a stand for his miter saw. As you can see he already is spoiled with the stuff I got his presents for, so I had a little harder time thinking of things for him that he doesn't already have. I successfully found a couple of things that were wants and not needs for him. A three pack of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movies on DVD, and a ticket to see Brian Regan (that's right, just one ticket). I'm not sure which one he was more excited about. Brian Regan comes to our town at least once a year, and we have been wanting to go for awhile, but never think of it till the tickets are all gone. The show isn't till December 1st, so I gave him one ticket, and kept one for me and told him it would be for my Birthday which is a few days before the show. Win! :)
 After presents we had some breakfast and then went to the parade. That's right, my husband is so awesome that there is a parade, fireworks, and the whole town celebrates on his Birthday. It just so happens that this falls on the same day as "Health Days", so that works out nicely. Or maybe it's the other way around.... Other than being a little chilly at first, the parade was nice. I'm a child at heart and love those things.
Next I took Aaron to Lunch at Texas Roadhouse. We both were able to get prime rib. I hardly ever get something that fancy anywhere, not even on my Birthday. However, there was one of those "Two can eat for $___" deals going one, and prime rib was on it for no extra charge. Yum! We were both happily filled when we left. I was a little sad that Aaron wouldn't let me tell them it was his Birthday, but it was his day, so I reluctantly agreed. I know I don't like people to sing to me on my Birthday either, and he respects that, so I had to do it for him too.
Later on we had some friends and family come to our house to have a campfire, roast some dogs and mallows, and watch the fireworks. As a result, a good time was had. We even stayed up till midnight! That's super late for us oldies.
It was a great day, jam packed with food, fun, family, friends, and fireworks. Does it get much better? Let's do this again next year.
Happy Birthday Aaron!


Wednesday, May 23, 2012

A letter of hope.

Dear sleep,

I miss having you around. I find your sudden unexplained absence from my life to be cruel. Teasing me with the sleepies all day long, and then alluding me when I try to visit you is some what torturous. You know I can only see you at night. I yawn for you, and yet, you ignore me. I thought we had a nice thing going on. I would like you to know that in your absence I have become very close friends with a certain Dr. Pepper. He has helped me in forgetting the emptiness I feel since you left me. Although, he can't make me feel as good as you can. Sometimes I feel I have no energy to go on without you in my life. I have given you many chances, just to be rejected by you. I wish I could say I was done trying, however, it is well known that I can not live without you. Please pay me a visit soon, but don't come till after dark,or Dr. Pepper might find you and try to fight you. He is a jealous one, and won't allow me to be with you when I'm with him. That is why I make him leave by 5, so you will feel welcome. I  would be pleased to see you in my bed tonight. Until then, I will continue to hold close to my Dr. Pepper.

With hope,


These get me through the day when you are gone.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Staring at the sun

Oh you know, that's just a picture of all of us staring at the sun. Man, we're a bunch of weirdies, I tell ya. It works for us though. The reason we are staring at the sun is because we were watching the eclipse on Sunday, which was so cool to see. I've never seen one before, just pictures.
 I find this picture hilarious for lots of reasons. I think it will always be one of my favorites of us. One reason I find it funny, is obviously Willis' glasses. Or should I say MY glasses. Those are the glasses I bought for when I would go tanning with my roomies way back in the day. I still get a lot of use out of them, can't you tell? Cause I'm so tan and all. That's okay, pale works for me. Pale is the new tan. That's right. Try not to be too jealous of my glow in the dark skin. 
Before we made Willis wear this glasses, which he did not appreciate, Aaron was wearing them for awhile. Haha! He looked so creepy. He put his sunglasses over them so he could stare at the sun. It was so bright that it hurt to look at it even with sunglasses on. Another funny thing about this picture, I don't know if you can tell, but I have my glasses on underneath my sunglasses. That's why they are kind of floating off my face. My contacts have failed me again, and I can't wear them much anymore. What a waste of money. I hate that I can't wear my sunglasses. Oh well. I suppose life will still go on. 
After staring at the sun for so long, I was seeing spots for the remainder of the night. Worth it! This reminded me of a routine by Brian Regan (we LOVE him). This one here:

 Don't mind the odd animation. It's the only one I could find.

That reminds me, I need to do a post about Aaron's Birthday. You'll see why that reminded me of his Birthday when I do that post. He is 27 now. Gee wiz, I married an old man! Haha

Anyway, the point of this post is that we had a good day. Yep. That's all.


Monday, May 14, 2012

Ready? Red eye.

Okay, this picture does not do it justice, I looks a lot worse than that. Apparently a blood vessel in my eye burst. It's not an uncommon thing to happen, happened to my dad a month ago as well. Kinda freaked me out at first, just cause I wasn't expecting my eye to be demonized when I looked in the mirror in the morning. It doesn't hurt much or anything, just kinda random. I thought it was interesting, so I decided to share. Hopefully it goes away soon! In the mean time, keep your small children away from me, I may give them nightmares. :)


Wednesday, April 25, 2012

New addition.

Just popping in real quick to show off my newest little niece.

All together now: Awwwww. Isn't she cute? She was born at 12:34am today. I can't wait to go hold her on Saturday morning before my brother's wedding. It's gonna be a busy, yet totally awesome day. I'm so excited. Now this week just needs to go by a little bit faster. Half way there. Wish they lived closer so we didn't have to wait so long!
I now have three nieces, and three nephews.

That's all.

Loves from a proud Aunt.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Stop it!

In general I tend to not talk about church topics on my blog. This is not because I am ashamed. I love my religion with all my heart. I can't express enough how much it has saved me in my darkest times. I have never been able to deny it's truthfulness, even in my rebellious years. It is embedded in my heart so deep, there is nothing that could ever change my mind about it. It is who I am, it is everything to me, it is my whole life.
Any way, the reason is because more people in my life don't believe than do. I don't want people to be afraid to read my blog because they think they will have my beliefs shoved down their throats. I'm not like that. I respect others life choices, and will not try to force mine on them. I've seen first hand how that only pushes them further away.
But today there is something I feel I need to share. I have been wanting to share it for awhile now, a little something today pushed me to finally do it. The video bellow is of my favorite talk from conference a few weeks ago. It's actually one of my favorite talks ever. It gives me goosebumps every time. Now, even though this is a conference talk, it applies to people of all beliefs. Don't be afraid to watch it even if you are not Mormon, it's still has a great message. This talk shook me to my core. I love Elder Ukdorf's talks, he just says everything so straight forward, no sugar coating it, this is how it is. Period. This talk is not an exception. It is an absolutely fantastic way of putting something that I think everyone needs to hear now and again, especially me right now. There are a lot of issues with upset family members that have been going on for awhile now. It is time for us to stop it. All of us. It is not getting us any where, at least not any where good. It's time to move on. We are a forever family, and there will be no empty seats in our bus ride to heaven. :) We are stuck with each other for eternity by choice, so we need to make the best of it. Our personalities don't all mesh so well, but that is bound to happen. That doesn't mean we need to let that tear us apart like it is. We (especially me) need to let go of those petty grudges we have. Forgive those who have hurt us, which is not an easy thing to do, especially when it keeps happening and we all feel so justified in being upset. It is not right. We have all done things we shouldn't have. I love all my family, and don't want anything to come between us. It's not worth it. It's all a big mess that needs to be cleaned up. Let's stop these bad feelings we have for one another before they get out of control. I don't mean to sound all preachy, I just know my blog is the only way some of the family will hear anything from me. And like I said. This is for me as well, if not more than everyone else. I would hate for anything that I have said to hurt anyone, since I am trying to do the opposite.
Any way, even if you aren't family, this is a great talk, and everyone should listen to it. I think it will touch all of you. Enjoy:

Please watch it!

Loves for EVERYONE!!!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Dress love.

I found this amazing website today. Really. I'm so happy I found it. It's called eShakti. It has tons of cute dresses and tops, but that's not the cool part. You can customize almost all of them to fit your needs or wants. And how much additional do you think they charge to customize a dress? Oh it's free. From the neck line, to the length, to the sleeves (or no sleeves), whatever you want. I spent all to long on the site just day dreaming about what I would do to each dress if I could afford them all. For instance, I love this dress:

 So cute for spring. I love everything about it, except I would change it to short length sleeve. I love that it takes into account your height too. It's nice to know how short or long a dress is going to be when you are buying it online. A lot of times it's hard to tell from the pictures. Another cool thing they do, they tell you what everything is made of, if it will have some stretch to it, how it's supposed to be put on, where it zips, and how you would have to wash it. Good stuff to know before you buy something online. The dresses are kind of pricey, but not as much as I expected when I heard what they do. Plus, when you register you get $20 off your first order, and if it's over $100 then you get free shipping. Someone should split their order with me so we can get free shipping. I'm a cheapskate. But then I would only be able to allow myself to get one dress....How can I pick JUST one? I love so many of the styles they offer. Oh man. I'm way to stoked about this. Maybe it's all that Doctor Pepper I just drank.... Or maybe it's cause it really is that cool. Yeah, probably a bit of both. Here it is:
Click here if you are ready to be amazed.

That's all for today.


Monday, April 9, 2012

The end of the week

Once again, another week has come and gone, and once again we had a pretty great weekend. Friday night we had dinner with Aaron's best friend Geo, and his wife Megan. We recently found out that they were expecting, so we decided to take them to Chuckarama, so the lady could eat for as many as she wanted. We are so excited for them and this new chapter in their life. They are like family to us, so it feels like I'm going to be an aunt again. So stoked to have another baby to play with.
Saturday we went to Baby Animal days with Aaron's parents, his sister, and adorable niece. She makes me smile every time I see her. So excited to see what her sister looks like when she gets here in a couple of weeks. I love Baby Animal Days, and we didn't get to make it last year cause the weather sucked. It was a lot of fun to go this year. Here are some pictures. The only thing we took pictures of were the ducks, cause they were the only thing we went in and held. 

Looks like he is going to kill the poor little guy haha 

Making the duck face at the duck

For those of you that don't know, I LOVE duckies. This made my day.

After that we went to lunch at El Torro with everyone. I enjoyed it more than I usually do. Not one of my favorite Mexican joints here in Logan, but it was pretty good this time. For Easter we decided to go see my family. There are only 2 nephews on that side of the family, so the Easter egg hunt wasn't super exciting. On Aaron's side they are mostly all too young to understand what to do yet, so we decided his family would be more fun to go to next year when there will be several old enough to get it. We had a yummy traditional Easter dinner, and just hung out with my family for the night. It was pretty enjoyable. Not too crazy, just a good time. Now here we are at Monday again. Yuk. It had to come, and it will be over before we know it. Excited for the weekend, already. Even though it's supposed to be rainy. 

That's all


Thursday, April 5, 2012

Tiny banana is tiny.

Do not judge my chipped nail polish. Thanks.

We went grocery shopping last night, Aaron saw these "Baby Bananas" and had to get them. They were red banded, so they were cheaper then regular bananas, and there were something like 10 bananas in a bunch, so I decided it was okay to spend our money on. Aren't they just so cute? I've never noticed them before. I thought they would taste different, but they just taste like a banana. I think they will be good for kids one day, not that I plan on saving these ones till then..... Any way, that is the only purpose of this post, to show you this little banana. Yes, this was blog worthy. Thank you for your time.


Tiny banana, why you so tiny???

Tuesday, April 3, 2012


I had to say goodbye to an old friend of mine last week. We put my car up for sale on KSL on Thursday at 2pm. I didn't plan ahead about doing this, I was just bored out of my mind at work and needed some thing to do. I decided I would post it and see what happened. I didn't even have any pictures to post with it right away, so I figured I wouldn't get any calls, and I didn't really care since I wasn't really trying hard to be rid of it. I posted it, and then decided I should text Aaron to let him know since I used his number as well as mine on the ad. While attempting to text him I got 3 phone calls and text from potential buyers. Apparently I had a hot item on my hands. Before I could get a chance to text him amidst all the mayhem, he text me asking me why I didn't tell him what I was doing before hand. He had several calls and texts in that time as well. So many people called, it was hard to get everyone scheduled a time to look at it. I was completely overwhelmed and shaking. Mostly I think I had a little bit too much Dr. Pepper that day. Mmmmm. By 5pm we had someone who wanted to bring us cash for it right away. We ended up just telling people to come as soon as they could, and the first one to get there with cash gets the car. By 7pm we were enjoying dinner at El Sol with the money we made.Yummy rice and beans!! Saturday we bought a riding lawn mower with the cash, and now have a nicely groomed lawn. 
I will miss that car. It wasn't technically my first car, but it was my first car that lasted for more than a week, so I still think of it as my first car. I bought it with cash I got from getting my real first car totaled in 11th grade. I was so proud of myself for buying my own car and having no debt. His name was Eddie, and we had some real good times together. Our longest trip was to Gilbert, Arizona with Shannon when we were 18 to sleep in a box. Yes, we drove 11 hours one way to sleep in a box. It was for a charity, and it was a blast. He drove me to college and back home numerous times.Although there is no way he could make it through that canyon these days. I even had to live out of him one summer. He was the car I drove during the worst times in my life, and the best. From high school, to college, to marriage, he was my little baby. He never failed me. Except that summer when he let me back in to 2 different people. Not cool Eddie. Oh, and that time when his exhaust pipe wouldn't stay on, and I had to breathe those stinky fumes for years. And all those times when the drivers side door wouldn't open so I had to climb out the passenger side. Yeah, that looked real slick. Or all those oil spots in my driveway now. Or all those times of leaving Aaron's house late at night in the middle of the winter and the heater wouldn't warm up till I was home. Or the fact that you would frost on the inside instead of the outside so I could never see where I was going. Gee that was safe. Good riddance ya piece of junk! Thanks for the ride man. :)  (Don't worry, this post is written with humor and nostalgia, not anger or love. It is just an old car, after all.) Now we only have 4 vehicles instead of 5! Woot! Ha.

Here he is. It's a Trecel. That's a car. Roomy back seat! Ha that's just from my favorite movie, and the last time I'll be able to quote it for this purpose, so I had to do it. I never tried out the roominess of my back seat. Promise

See those spots on the tires? Yeah, that's from our wedding when people, who will not be named, trashed my car. They never came off. Oh, and the headlights had boobs from that same day till the day we sold it and FINALLY got it to come off. Yay! :)

Loves for you, not for a car!

Monday, March 26, 2012

The weekend

We had a good weekend. Yes. Now let me explain why.

Friday towards the end of the day, Aaron texts me this picture randomly:

This is our fire pit. I told him right after we bought the house that I wanted to put our extra curved cinder blocks that we have around the pit. He got off work early on Friday and did it without saying a word to me. I was so surprised that I called him and asked if that was our fire pit. The good husband award definitely goes to Aaron! Awesome. He also burned our Christmas tree that has been sitting in here waiting to be taken care of. Three months later, it's finally gone! Yay! Then he pulled out all of the corn stalk stubs and rotten tomato plants the previous owners so kindly left for us. We couldn't do anything about those till now cause since we've lived there the ground has either been frozen, covered in snow, or muddy. I'm happy we are having an actual spring that we don't normally see here Now we can start working on our garden. Yay?
When I got home from work we went to the Home and Garden Show. We had free tickets cause my work did a booth there. It was fun, but cold since it was at the ice center. It made me long for summer time and all the times that there are booths around to check out. That's one of my favorite parts of summer.
Saturday was my future sister-in-laws bridal shower in Ogden. Aaron had to come with cause my brother bought tickets for everyone to go to The Hunger Games after. So he had to entertain himself for 2 hours while we showered and I tried on Bridesmaid dresses.
That all got over at around two, but dinner wasn't till six so we had a lot of time to kill. We went and got some ice cream, then drove out to Antelope Island. I had never been there before, which is kind of funny. I grew up maybe 15 minutes from the island, in Clearfield. My elementary school was named after it. They take the 6th graders on a field trip there every year. I ended up going to a different school for 5th and 6th grade, so I didn't make it to the field trip. It was so nice on the beach there. The weather was absolutely perfect. We had a good time.
Once we left, we decided we needed to have a Krispy Kreme donut (or two), since they were close by. Sadly the beautiful "fresh hot donuts" sign was not lit up. However, they were still melt in your mouth delicious.
After that we headed to dinner at Wingnuts with the fam. We had never eaten there before. Obviously they serve wings. They aren't fried wings though, so it's a little different, but still very tasty and messy.
We then all walked across the street to the movie theater and enjoyed our show. Really. I liked it a lot. Sure, there were a few nit picky things that didn't follow the book that bothered me (such as the color of Katniss' eyes!), and it was rushed, but it's always that way when it's a book made into a movie. They can't fit it all in, though they tried. It was 2 1/2 hours. We didn't know it would be so long! But they really did do a better job then most other books made into movies. It followed the story line very well. The actors were great too. I was so glad they didn't go super cheap and get crappy actors and bad effects like Harry Potter and Twilight.

And that was our weekend. Bet yours wasn't as cool as ours ;)

Have a good week

Friday, March 16, 2012

Every other day.

This little girl makes my day every other day. We babysit her a few days a week, and we love it. I look forward to getting to snuggle her. She is such a sweet little girl. Even when she has a blow out, we still love her. Even though she poops every time I hold her, without fail, I still love to hold her. She's such a good little baby, and never cries when we watch her (hope I didn't just jinx that). Happy times. I'm so excited to watch her grow up. She'll be a beautiful woman for sure, just like mama. So that's my little shout out to my niece, Brooke. Love ya!

She's snoring here. So darned cute.
Please take note of the onesie that I may or may
not have (but probably did) buy for her.
I  agree Brooke, I am the best. ;)

On a completely different note, my dog has this addiction to looking outside. I made a bench to put under the bay window for decorations sake, he has claimed this as his lookout bench. This is when our neighbors poodle was outside.

Apparently our blinds also serve as a good chin rest for him. He doesn't mind.


Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Me oh my

Happy Pi Day to one and all!!
Celebrate by going to get yourself a free slice of the good stuff at Village Inn! You get a free slice of pie with any purchase every Wednesday. Your purchase can be something as small as a drink, or a slice of pie for someone you love. How magical is it that Pi Day fell on Free Slice of Pie Day this year? Pretty magical, I think. Although it will be an even more magical day in 2015. 3-14-15. I'll have to have a big pi party or something that day. It's bound to be fantastic. Now, here's a clip to help you get in the holiday spirit. It's not the best quality, but it will do. Enjoy!

Loves for pi!

PS  First person to name this movie gets bonus points!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Tick tock....

I can not put into words the amount of hatred I have for daylight savings. However, I can explain why:  To start off, it drives me absolutely crazy. It takes me so long to get used to it every time. I hate losing that 1 hour every year. Sure, gaining it back is better, but it still messes with my sleep schedule, and my mind. I'm soooo tired today. I feel incredibly drained. Also, this day is going by 10 times slower than normal. I swear it should be over by now. I'm even leaving 2 hours early today. Tick tock, tick tock. I understand why it was started, and that's all fine and dandy. It was a logical thing, once upon a time. It no longer makes sense to continue this ridiculous ritual. If I could stand temperatures of 100+ degrees, (and who in their right mind would want to? Ick.) I MIGHT actually be tempted to move to Arizona just to be rid of it. Just staying there for 2 days was more than enough to keep me away. I do not understand why every time that they try to pass a bill to end this dreadful thing, they say no. What the what? Why? Maybe because it might confuse some people at first. So? They'd get over it. They'd get used to it. Better to have to get used to something different one time, then twice a year. If it was really that disastrous, would it be that difficult to start doing it again? Maybe they are worried people would be confused with what time zone they are in. Well, then maybe every state should do it at the same time. Problem solved. If only I ran the world...... One day..... Haha. 

Loves for every one, except those who keep forcing this evil time change on us....

Monday, March 5, 2012

I can see clearly now!

I can finally wear contacts again. Thank heavens! I haven't been able to wear them in over a year. They would get so uncomfortable and blurry after just a couple hours. I like my glasses, I just don't want to have to wear them every single day. My eyes are my favorite feature. I hope that doesn't sound too cocky, but I just know they are pretty, and bright. I'm okay with being cocky about this one thing. I never get compliments, or any sort of comments about them when I wear my glasses. I get compliments about having cute glasses a lot, but that's all. When I'm not wearing my glasses I get comments on how blue my eyes are constantly. People are always asking, if I have colored contacts. There have been several times when strangers have argued with me about it. Nope, sorry. All natural here. Don't be hatin'. So, really it's not my fault that I'm cocky, or better yet, confident about them. Any way, I finally got some contacts I can wear on Saturday. I don't have eye insurance, so that's why I put it off for so long. Since it's been so long, I am having to get used to them all over again. My eyes feel so tired. But hey, at least they look good again. :)  Well, that's really all I have to say for now. Mostly I am just bored and work and needed something to take up my time. Thank you for being that something. Now if the mail man would get here I  could get back to work....

Till next time blogger world.

As usual, loves for you all!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

But why?

Thought ya'll might enjoy this. I was trying to figure out why the printer at work is acting up. Natuarlly I did a Google search. Here's what came up when I started to type my question.

Hey, it's a good question. :)

Loves for this and for you!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012


We got new phones. So, when I get a new phone I have to play with all the new features, of course. I usually figure out my camera by taking pictures of my pup. Since I took the pictures, I Thought I may as well put them on here for your enjoyment since there aren't too many of him since he was a tiny little guy. He's grown at least a few inches since then :)  I love my puppy.
So here he is:

He has this addiction to the heating pad. He must be laying on it always. Even if it's not on. If we are laying on it he will try to claw it out from under us, or better yet, snuggle up as close as he can just so he can be touching some small part of it. Crazy dog.
We were both pretty tired.
He loves to cuddle. I think Aaron likes it too ;)
Like a deer looking in the headlights. Except, I think he has bigger ears.
(Becca, yes that is How I Met Your Mother on the TV in the background.)

Short little post. Had to show some love for my Willis dog.

That's all.


Thursday, February 16, 2012

Love me? Then buy me things.

A day for being spoiled...I mean for love.

Since we both work full time, we did our lovers celebrations on the Saturday before Valentine's. We went to see The Vow, (It was just eh. Cool that it's a true story though. Maybe I would have been more into it if I knew that before the end credits) did some shopping and exploring around town, finally tried out Gaucho Grill, (highly recommend it. Be prepared to spend a lot, eat a lot, and gain a few pounds. Worth it! Insert drool here.) and went to an improv show. Basically, good times were had.

On the actual day of love, I woke up at four, and couldn't get back to sleep, so I got up and made breakfast in bed for us. Eggs in a basket. Mmmmmm. Then off to work we went. Aaron had flowers sent to my work, (all together now:  Awwww!) and my boss even gave the office girls some cute little arrangements. I went home at lunch and strung our house up with rope all over. I put a note at the start that said something like "Roses are red, violets are blue, I'm lucky to say I'm tied to you. Follow the string, that's your only clue, somewhere at the end a surprise will be waiting for you." Aaron said he almost peed his pants when he got home trying to crawl through the tangled web to get to the bathroom before trying to find the surprise. Apparently he'd been holding it for far too long. Haha TMI? I don't care. It's my blog. :)  He beat me home, so I didn't get to see him struggle (sadly). At the end was a huge bottle of his favorite cologne, (Clinque Happy for Men. I know, delicious right? Mmm) and a Calvin and Hobbes book. When I got home, there was a trail of my favorite goodies, and some super cute balloons throughout the house. Cute! He also got me 17 Miracles, (so very highly recommended!) and a cord for my Kinect so we can use it with our projector. Yay! I've missed my new toy haha. We didn't do much that day cause my back was picking on me, and we had already done our stuff on Saturday. We did go eat at Fredrico's, (yep, you guessed it, recommended. Best ranch dressing ever!) and watched Because I Said So. It was still a great night, because I got to spend it with my best friend.

Well, that's all.

I do apologize for all the parenthesis I used. I have fun commenting on my own comments. Yeah, it does make sense okay! :)

Hope your love day was filled with as much love as mine!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Give me flowers and presents day

I'm not really a fan of the idea of Valentine's Day. That is only needing to be romantic when the calendar tells you so. I do think it is a good excuse to dote on your sweetheart a little more than usual. I also like that (most) everyone is a little more cheery on this day. This year I got an idea from my good friend Becca. She did 14 days of Valentine's for her husband. I didn't know about this idea till it was the 2nd of February. A little to late to do the 14 days. I did end up giving Aaron a week of Valentine's though. I had a lot of fun with it. I wish I could have done the full 14 days, cause I had a lot more ideas I wanted to use. Maybe next year. Of course I didn't take any pictures, as per ush. I'll just tell you what I did for him. It's very cheesy, and kinda funny. Don't laugh at me too much. I started on the 7th, so it's actually 8 days, but that's okay. He's worth the extra day :)

Day one:

Aaron's favorite donuts with a note saying "'Donut' forget how much I love you!" Awwwww

Day two:

A box of those Chewy Quaker granola bars, the chocolate dipped ones. Aaron is always asking to get them, but I usually forget. A note on them saying "I'm no 'dip', if I had to 'chews' again I'd still 'chews' you"

Day three:

His favorite soda, blue Mountain Dew, with a new wrapper on it that said "Love potion number 9" Really looked like potion with the blue color haha. Also a note that said "I really 'Dew' love you"

Day four:

A red 2012 Camero Hot Wheels car with a note that said "You're hot, and I Wheelie love you". He's always saying he wants a Camero. Wish granted. ;)

Day five:

A pack of gum with a couple notes. I couldn't decide which one I liked best, so I used both. :) "We were 'mint' to be together" and "Thanks for 'sticking' with me"

Day six:

A bag of Juju fish (he LOVES them) with a note "I'm offishially asking you to be my Valentine" He said yes, in case you had your doubts. I think he knew he wouldn't get any of the fish if he didn't ;)

Day seven:

I left a Nerf gun and a note saying "'Nerfer' forget, I love you." on the outside and on the inside it said "Hi Husband, 2 things: 1- this is your gun 2- you are under attack starting now. With love, Wife." on the door step, rang the door bell, and hid. As you can guess, we then had an awesome Nerf gun war. I'm pretty sure our new neighbors think we are crazy now, but that's okay, cause we mostly are.

That brings us to today. V-Day:

I'm going to leave you in suspense here, cause I'd rather just do another post for all of our Valentines stuff.....

To be continued.

Lots of love for love day!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Take a peek at our new home.

Look! I actually posted the pictures I said I would. Even if it is almost 3 months later... I did it! Here are some pictures of our new home! I don't feel like posting outside pictures of the house, since I get a lot of weird people who look at my blog that I don't know.... (Hi weird-os!) But here's the inside! Some of it at least. Missing the kitchen, dining room, downstairs guestroom, master bedroom, master bath, and my awesome walk-in closet. I didn't post the apartment pictures either. I figured you probably don't really need to see that part. Maybe I'll post pictures of the rest later. Maybe...

Hi! Welcome to our house!
 Don't worry there's stuff in this room now.
See! Told you so. Our new couches!

I don't know what all those weird random dots are. But, here's the theater room.
Okay, It's mostly just a TV room right now (except there is a projector instead of a TV.)
But it will be a theater room when we are done with it. Kind of.
Guest Bathroom
Office/music room on the left, future baby room on the right.
Yep. That's right. One day I do plan on havin' some kids.
Not yet though. Not at all.
That's all. Bye bye now!


Wednesday, January 25, 2012

New pictures.

I'm actually updating my blog from home for once, so I can add some recent photos. That doesn't happen often, so you better appreciate this!

Pictures of Moab 2011!!

 Can you see my sand angel? 
This is at Sand Dune Arch.
 My brother proposed to his girlfriend under Delicate Arch. 
Obviously he got the answer he wanted :)
 Yeah, that was a very long way down...

This picture takes a little explaining. Aaron got a ticket for throwing rocks in Canyonlands. Lame. We thought it was probably the most ridiculous thing to get a ticket for. So this is me afterwords. Holding a rock over a ledge. Maybe I threw it to spite the wanna be cop. Maybe I didn't. You'll never know...... :)

 I can't get this picture to rotate, so whatever. This is Aaron's Darth Vader pancake. 
He made it on accident. We think it's a sign. Not sure of what though. :)
Since the other picture I posted of our tree is finicky, here is another one. Don't mind Willis. He just thinks he has to be the center of attention. Mostly cause he is. Also, he is on our new couch, not that this is a good picture of it, but there it is! haha

Maybe I'll post more pictures later. You'll just have to wait and see. I know you will be dying of anticipation till the next post.