December 7, 2010


We had a very low key Thanksgiving. It was SO nice! I didn't have to worry about making anything this year, I just showed up and enjoyed the food! It was awesome. Thanks Mom! Aleta made a gingerbread house and brought it up for us to decorate. Connor is getting so big!! He was very helpful, he also LOVED eating the candy. He is also going to be a big brother, my sister in law Aleta is pregnant and due in May.
I have been so excited for the holidays this year! I was jamming to Christmas music the beginning of November, and I had my Christmas tree up a week after Halloween!! I am a total nerd, but it has been so fun to have it up.
Happy Holidays everyone!

Connor & His Aunt Crystal

Decorating the gingerbread house... Looks yummy!


November 16, 2010

Novebmer 13

So on November 13, John and I had an AMAZING day! We went through the temple for the first time. We got up super early, ate a hardy Ihop breakfast, then we spent the day at the temple. We both got our endowments and then we were sealed. What an amazing experience. We had such a peaceful day and we were blessed to have so many people there that love and support us. After the temple and a few pictures, everyone went to Olive Garden to celebrate.
It was such a beautiful day!!!

Some amazing friends :)

The Durhams, love them to pieces

John's closest buddies and myself!

My amazing Brother and Sister-in-law

This is almost the whole group of people who came that day!!

November 10, 2010


So I didn't take too many pics this year :( But we did actually dress up!! I hijacked my sisters costume, and John put his together. We had a little Halloween party, games and scary movies. Pretty low key! I must say the guys looked awesome in their costumes!

October 28, 2010


So far this month has been pretty awesome. My cousin Cassandra got married Oct 1. It was awesome!! She looked gorgeous! I love weddings (that aren't mine ;) Then you get to spend so much more time with family and just hang out! Its great! I was also a bridesmaid, which was tons of fun! Congrats Cassandra & Bryce!

Here is Crystal & I on our dad's new motorcycle! Hot chicks I must say!

Next up.... Mom, Crystal, and I went to Sundance to ride the ski lift while the colors were changing. It was tons of fun, but actually really cold!! Of course I was an Idiot and wore flip flops and a hoodie. Needless to say we had tons of fun. I enjoyed tormenting mom, she didn't realize that she would be nervous riding the lift until we started going.

Last but not least is John's birthday! It was his 23rd birthday on Oct. 24. We had a party at our house on Saturday night. We rented the UFC fight (Which was AWESOME) and had friends and family over. I made homemade chili and cupcakes! Then on Sunday we went to my mom's house and she made one of his favorite dinners,roast and mashed potatoes. Mom also surprised him by making his favorite dessert chocolate cream pie. Happy Birthday JohN! To add one sour note after the birthday bash on Sunday night and Monday and some people into Tuesday... 9 people got super sick!! My little cousin had some kind of a bug and it was obviously super strong. So the majority of us spent the next couple of days hugging a toilet bowl!!! I am happy to say that everyone is recovered!

October 6, 2010


So the filming of the video is a little lame but the words to the song crack me up!

September 29, 2010


So John and I are finally going through the temple! We are so excited. The date is set for Nov. 13 at the Draper Temple and we couldn't be more happy. It has been such an awesome journey up to this point, and we are really excited about the next step.

September 9, 2010


Happy one year anniversary! (A few days late on my posting it was Sept 5) I can't believe its already 1 year. We have had a crazy year, so I am so happy to be where we are.

June 23, 2010


So I promise I have had nothing exciting to blog about. I am always 1 of 4 places, Work, School, W/ my mom & Sister, or Home doing homework/yardwork! But I will give ya an update anyway!
I have spent a lot of my time these last few months reminiscing about my wedding day. John & I have had a really rough start to our marriage and I just love looking back to a blissfully happy day. This is on of my most favorite pictures!

John is away working for the summer. I didn't see him for 2 months while he was in Cincinnati and then finally got to see him last week for a few days, now he is in Salem, OR. We have grown a lot together this year. There is nothing like a good struggle to either make or break your relationship and it has definitely strengthened us.
I have had family visits and birthdays and lots of little celebrations, but unfortunately I am a loser and never bring my camera with me.
Hopefully there will be more to post about soon!!!

April 4, 2010

Michael Buble!

WOW!!! So Mom, Crystal & I went to Michael Buble. He is freaking AMAZING! He sounds just as great live as he does on his CD. He was so funny and smooth like butta(AKA Butter!) His opening act was great to. Naturally 7, an all acapella group. I can't even describe it but it seriously sounds like they are singing to music. I actually had the whole day off work and they both took the afternoon off. We drove up to SLC & went to Trolley Square, shopped around. Then we ate at this restaurant across from the SLC Library called Stoneground. It was so awesome! The food was oh so tasty and the atmosphere was so fuN! I totally recommend it. We had a blast I probably didn't go to bed until 1 and had to be back up and to work @ 8 the next morning, but it was so worth it. Thanks again Mom & Crystal for the Awesome birthday present! LOVE YA!!

All of us @ Stoneground.

We are nerdy I know. But we had tons of fuN!

Don't you love my necklace??? Yup Crystal made it. Isn't she awesome! She will be making more and putting them on her Etsy shop!

February 23, 2010

Happy Birthday to ME!

Wow a post that is actually on time!! Yup today is my birthday and seeing as I don't have to go to work tomorrow I am actually going stay up to update my blog! Life has been pretty busy since my last post. I started school and that pretty much consumes my time. I am literally ALWAYS in the car. I drive 30 min to work and hour to class and then another 30 min home after class and my classes are 3 nights a week from 6-10. On top of that I am still working full time, have a calling @ church, Wow so this is what it feels like to have a schedule! I miss coming home after work and sitting on my butt. Ha Ha so I guess its a good thing that I am forced to do something.

For my birthday we actually celebrated the weekend before. My Grandpa & Darla stopped in so we got to hang out with them and play cards. On Saturday we went out to Los Hermanos for dinner. I got to open and early birthday gift.... OMG!! I totally didn't expect it as you can see by my spastic reaction! I opened the Fake-out box to find an extra fat copy of Michael Buble's new CD... hidden inside were tickets to his concert! I am so stinking exctied!!! So March 31, Mom, Crystal, and I are going to the concert in SLC. It will be a blast!

Ya I know I look pretty much crazy right here. A mixture of super excited/i don't know what but I was crying and laughing. Pretty awesome!

On Sunday Crystal made me a birthday day. My two specifications were Broccoli & Risotto. So she made Panko breaded lemon chicken, Broccoli lemon Risotto, Aleta made an awesome salad and then Crystal made red velvet Whoopie pies for dessert! Needless to say I totally overate and about died when I tried to work out that night, but it was sooo worth it!

My Dad & I @ Sunday dinner!

My Mom & I

And Connor, Can you believe how big he is? And of course Crystal, Andrew, Aleta, Grandpa, Darla, & John were there too I just didn't get any pictures w/ them!
Finally today was such a good day. Had great surprises in my mailbox for me to open. I had to go to work but it was surprisingly not too stressful! Plus the Docs bought me lunch @ Bajio & Magleby's sinful Chocolate cake :D!!! Thanks A BUNCH! So much for trying to drop some weight! Anyways, Got off work early and John met me w/ a gift of a Spa day... Pedicure, Massage & a facial. So hopefully tomorrow I will spend my day @ the spa! Then we went out to dinner @ Tepanyaki Steakhouse, which is always so much fun! I am proud to say I ate 90% of my dinner w/ chopsticks.

I have to say it has been an awesome birthday. Thanks to everyone who helped so much. John & I have had a pretty dang rough year so I am So grateful for everything. Thanks for an awesome Birthday #22!!!

January 10, 2010


The holidays were great. I am such a slacker at posting, I have not felt very exciting lately. For Thanksgiving we had dinner at our house. It was a early and pretty hectic day. My first big holiday dinner!! Everything went okay except John was in misery since we did not eat until 5:30, he is used to eating dinner at noon. We are still adjusting to each others traditions. Then a blur of work, and Christmas was already here. Grandpa and Darla were able to stay at my house for a week around Christmas. It was a lot of fun to have them so close. We went to see Sherlock Holmes, we had Christmas eve dinner at Mom's house then Christmas breakfast at Aleta and Andrew's house. Christmas day dinner was also at our house. This went so much more smooth! I realized I had to schedule things out and plan a little better to make things work! Now with the new year comes dieting, yup I am at the heaviest I have ever been and am disgusted!!UGH and School, I am going to start my prerequisites to go to nursing school. I am pretty excited! John is still working @ APX alarm and he is doing really well. That is my oh so exciting update! Hope everyone's holidays were great!

My first Christmas tree! It was lots of fun, a pain in the butt to take down though!

Connor and his Aunt Crystal

Yes I chopped my hair off again!