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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Christmas 2010: The Loot

We didn't take many pictures. It's my fault. I forgot my camera was in my purse so instead of looking there I looked other places and couldn't find it. :(

Steven and I have so much fun when we open Christmas. We save all year for this day! Christmas is way more special to us than our anniversary. Weird I know but that is just the way we are.

Squid got a fort. I got a TV! Steven got a kick ass four wheeling helmet and golf club! Oh and those sexy jeans compliments of the Radical Steve-o.

Have you ever had an exciting secret that was SOOOO hard to keep. I do. . . .

Tuesday, December 28, 2010


I love my new blu-ray! It is kinda weird to get used to. The picture is awesome! Time to buy more Blu-ray DVD's!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Christmas 2010

Mine was fantastic. How was yours?

Monday, December 20, 2010

Going To The Gym

I am going to head over to the gym. I have a new movie on my iPhone so it should be fun on the Elliptical today!

Wish me luck. I'm going to the gym in a snow storm....

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Sunday Secret

I have a secret blog that I rant out about my workouts, insecurities and weight gain/loss. Today I will tell you a secret from my secret blog.

When I am working out on the Elliptical/Bike/Treadmill the space inbetween my fingers sweats. To the point of it dripping down my arms. My wedding ring does fit a little 'looser' now that I have been working out.

Weird right??? Yeah I think so to.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Sitting In My Robe

Today is going to be a lazy day. I had one day off in the last 8 days! I have worked my A$$ off the last few days. Yesterday was a horrible day at work. People were coding, others were on hospice and dying, family members were flocking in non-stop, charts needed auditing, Medicare paperwork needed to be done, the fax machine was throwing up more work for me to do, doctors needed to be called, CNA's needed a swift kick to the ass while others needed praise for their good work, call lights were going off, pain pills were needed, enemas were being requested, my feet were aching, and everyone wanted to ask me questions.

All of it was worth it at the end of the day when I was told I AM one of the GOOD nurses.

It was also worth it at the end of the day when I saw my super awesome husband and super hyper Squid.

They make it awesome!

I really do love my job. I have moments of stress but I really do love it. I have patients that I absolutely love. I have awesome nurses that work with me. We all work as a team. I am never alone with my fellow nurses at my side.

The administration just turned over. I never thought there were any problems with the last set of admins but after the switch I can feel a good change coming. Not only that but I feel like the things I have to say matter. They actually matter!!

I still want another part time job. I have a lot to learn. If I could get a PRN or part time job somewhere else I think I could learn things at hyper speed!

There are so many different things I learn everyday at work that I never knew about when I was in school.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Possible Resolutions and Goals

I NEVER keep my resolutions. I try, but it never works. This year I have a few things I would like to try and do.

Here are some of them:

Make a Vintage style 1920's dress. I think it will be a a huge accomplishment but I think I can do it. I would have to do all the stitching by hand.

I would like to finish painting my house! That include the whole upstairs walls, ceilings, doors, molding and garage doors, and front doors.

I would like to put up a glass security door so Squid can look out at the happenings of the neighborhood.

I would like to try and start on the basement.

I would like to rip up the carpet and put in Walnut flooring.

I would like to finish the quilt I am making my Gma. She loves my quilts and I really want to finish this one. I am hand stitching memories into the squares so it is taking a lot of time.

I would like life to settle down.

Do you have a list of things you would like to have done in 2011?

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Christmas Tree

When I was growing up our family would load up and drive (what felt like forever but I'm sure it was less than a hour drive) to a Ma and Pa tree farm. We would run around for hours until we found the perfect tree. Dad would cut it down and tie it on top of the 'Yellow Submarine' <--a yellow Volvo station wagon.

I loved the smell of the fresh tree. It would make the whole house smell like pine. Now I have a pine scented candle to create that illusion. It is not the same.

I remember the cats would drink the water out of the water pan/tree kickstand.

Now we have a fake pre-lit tree. I have sold out for ease of work.

Hopefully when we have kids we will chop a tree down for them. At least a small tree so they can experience the awesomeness of picking out a tree.

Blog Name Poll

Don't forget to vote on the blog names!!! :)


I love the Elliptical at the gym. LOVE IT! I feel amazing after I use it. What is your favorite thing to do at the gym?

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

My Secret Blog

I have a secret blog. . . It's called Poppy Seed Muffin Top. I started it as a diary of my weight loss adventure. It is completely vulnerable and raw. I love it. I keep it a secret for that reason. I'm not sure if I want others to read about my biggest fears and insecurities. Not only that but I posted my weight!!! Yikes! I hate scales but I had to do it so I could gauge my improvement.

What would you do?  Would you post it for help and support or would you be afraid it would be read by others and mocked by those you know???

Nativity::The Start of My Collections

I have wanted a nativity for a while. I never buy one because they are so expensive but last night my Mother-In-Law gave me a cute nativity that she made herself. Now that I have a cute nativity I kinda want to collect nativities. Some people collect snowmen and other santa's. I like to collect Willow Tree angel ornaments but I may have found another thing to collect!!! We'll see eh???

I love all things Christmas!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Temple Square

First off I just want to say congrats to Melissa! I know how much she wanted this baby!! I hope your 9 months are amazing and exciting!

So last night we went to Temple Square with my Brother and his cute little estrogen filled family. Sorry Josh! I really hope the next one is a boy for your sake!!! ;)

If you are around the SLC area you know that we were in a giant cloud. The fog was so bad we couldn't even see our neighbors out the back door. The fog made for a beautiful night at Temple Square with the lights and temple. Our camera died after only one picture so here are the only two pictures I have of the night.

I am so bummed I didn't get any pictures of Savy or Mae Mae. The girls were so cute! Mae was bundled up in blankies and Savy was in her 'rainbow bright' jam jams.

So as I said here are the only two pictures I have. . . . Poor quality...yes...but it was done with my iPhone.

Friday, December 3, 2010

22 Days!!!

Steven and I save all year to spoil each other at Christmas and even though we save all year we still sneak and go over budget. It is ridiculous but this is what we wait for all year. I can't wait for him to open his presents Christmas morning. He will be so excited. I could just sit and watch him have Christmas and never get one single gift. It is so fun!!
I hope to go to the Temple to see the lights soon. We have gone every single year since we have been together. 

What is your favorite holiday tradition?

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

I Believe

I believe that every single one of my prayers are heard, and I believe that not getting an answer is the answer. 

I believe that jewelry should only be allowed to be purchased by a man that is pure of heart. Something that beautiful should only be given in a beautiful loving moment.

I believe that I am a good person despite all my faults each and every day. 

I believe that I do not deserve my beautiful wonderful handsome sexy husband. How I tricked him into loving me I will never know....but he is the best thing in my life. I believe without him I would not be who I am now.

I believe that I will be a very good mom someday. 

I believe that Steven will be an amazing father that teaches life lessons without words but with the look in his eye. He will be the one to teach them things that they will remember forever and teach their children someday. 

I believe that the group of friends Steven still has that he grew up with are all good fathers, husbands, and friends. I believe that they will always be there and so will Steven for them.

I believe that wasting a day in front of the TV with popcorn is not a waste if it refreshed and reduced stress. I believe if you sit in front of the TV every day wasting time it is no longer therapeutic.

I believe everything should be handled in moderation. Too much of a good thing is never good. 

I believe that the summer of KremCaLaMiky was my summer. At that time of my life it saved me.

I believe Squid is a perfect personality for our family.

I believe knocking on wood will work. 

I believe a four leaf clover is lucky. 

I believe breaking a mirror or walking under a ladder is very bad luck. But I also believe that if you walk under it while working all bad luck is voided. 

I believe smoking is the most revolting thing you could do. It stinks but if you want to kill yourself that is your business. 

I believe Shredded Mini Wheat's are meant to be eaten soggy.

I believe that snow makes the ugliest things beautiful. 

I believe a lot of things....What do you believe in?

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Christmas Cards

Yep, it is that time of the year again. If you want a Christmas card please send me your address. You can leave it here in the :: example[dot]something[at]emailplace[dot]com :: method. You can email, call or text me as well. Thanks!!!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

A Few Things That Make Me Say ::HOLY CRAP::

  1. The woman at Walmart in the cut off shorts and mullet. 
  2. A recipe for Meatloaf that called for crushed Cheez-It's.
  3. My cat when he jumps from the floor to the top of the Fridge. 
  4. The way some 13 year olds dress. 
  5. The pile of laundry in my bedroom, hallway, laundry basket and laundry room floor. 
  6. The amount of junk mail in my mailbox. 
  7. The price of 'cheap' furniture. 
  8. The speediness in which some women have kids. I don't think some women wait that recovery 6 weeks to have the humpity humpity again. 
  9. The drunk driving skills of my neighbor. 
  10. The amount of carbs some people can eat and never get fat
What makes you say Holy Crap?

Sunday, November 21, 2010


My favorite Christmas movie is White Christmas. I would watch it on my grandma's lap every Thanksgiving and then every day till New Years. Excessive I know but I LOVE THIS MOVIE. I had a crush on Bing Crosby. I thought he was a stud. Weird? Yes.  My favorite song from the movie is 'Snow'. It is when they are on the train on the way to Vermont with the 'sisters'.
Gets you in the mood for Christmas doesn't it? This is digging a little deep but maybe their deep need and search for snow in Vermont to save the Inn was where my deep love for the snow came from???

What is your favorite memory as a kid during the holiday's? Make a post about it and link me to it. Leave a comment too of course. I love to hear about others traditions.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

17 Things I am Thankful For

I guess I am behind in the 'thankful' posts so I am going to catch up. 

  1. I'm thankful for my super sexy lover (yes I mean my husband!)
  2. I'm thankful for Squid-he fills our house with hair and fun. 
  3. I'm thankful for cable TV. 
  4. I'm thankful for my house. We worked really hard for it. 
  5. I'm thankful for feminine hygiene products. (honestly what a life saver)
  6. I'm thankful for my old yet reliable car.
  7. I'm thankful for sunny mornings. 
  8. I'm thankful for fun family memories. 
  9. I'm thankful for hard work, it always teaches you a lesson. 
  10. I'm thankful for pretty things. 
  11. I'm thankful for my grandparents-they are the most amazing people
  12. I'm thankful for fall leaves and all four seasons. (I grew up in CA. I didn't get the seasons)
  13. I'm thankful for Target. 
  14. I'm thankful for DVR. 
  15. I'm thankful for the first snow fall of the season. 
  16. I'm thankful for my nieces and newphews
  17. I'm thankful for the blessings in my life-I don't think I deserve it half the time.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

"The Runs"

This is totally random but when I saw Squid running around the house frantically it jogged a memory. 

When I was young we had a cat named Lucy. She was wacky. She would run around the house in a frantic manner just like Squid was earlier. I thought when someone had 'the runs' it would be like when the cat ran around. So I was terrified of 'the runs'.

Totally ridiculous eh?

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Christmas Shopping

I almost have everything done. I ordered almost every single present this year. So much easier than going to the store. I have everything done for Steven!!! Exciting eh?!?!? How has your shopping gone?

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

I think I Want one of These

I have the full melting version but I want a wall version for the kitchen or my bathroom. I think it would be cute!!

Before and After

Much better eh? This is our front room. I think I might put a sofa bed in here and some cute lounge chairs. Maybe something like this????

Sister Wives

So Has anyone else seen this show? I'm totally glued to it. I am SO grateful that I am not them!!! I could never be in that type of family. I really do understand why they love it and that it is their way of following God. However, I feel that this type of lifestyle is wrong and should not happen in these modern days. There was a purpose for this 120 years ago but not anymore.

I am so grateful and so in love with my husband. I am so glad I am his #1 and ONLY one.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Coffee vs Cafinated Soda

When you can justify yours I will justify mine! Until then....Quit judging and shut up! 

Let him who is without sin cast the first stone.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

A Little Something For Myself!!

Saucony's are my fave shoe! I just ordered these from Zappos! I can't wait to sink my tootsies into them!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Being a Girl

Sometimes being a girl really sucks. I contemplate pregnancy just to be free of my monthly gift for a while...but then I think about the aftermath of that decision and decide 4 days of hell is better than the alternative.

Sunday, October 24, 2010


Rain is a fresh start. It washes the old away and creates a clean slate. I love when it rains.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The Ultimate Example

These are my Grandparents. Bob and Janet. I love them.

I remember when I was little I was helping grandpa wash his car in the driveway and I got soap in my eye. He was so gentle and paid close attention to every tear I shed. He was so careful and let me cry as long as I needed. He just held me and let me spill my guts because getting soap in my eye was the worst thing to ever happen in my life EVER at that point.

Ever since I can remember I would lie across my grandmas lap at night to sleep. As I grew she still held me - my limbs would just dangle over the sides of her recliner.

This weekend my grandma fell and broke her hip. My invincible and perfect grandma was hurt. I dropped everything to go see her. She is more than a grandma to me. She is my best friend.

She knew before I did that I would marry Steven. She saw the love we had and said it was just like her and my grandpa.

This weekend was a giant slap in the face. It was a shocking realization that they will not be here forever and they can break. It kills me.

We lived with my grandparents for a while when I was young. They made a perfect home for my parents, me and my brother. I have a million memories at 2810 Westbranch Drive.

Grandpa has not left her side through this whole thing. Its an amazing example of love. I was blown away by the devotion and love they radiate.

Grandma is doing well and Grandpa is tired but doing well. I love them both and I am who I am because of them (and of course my parents).

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Wednesday With Squid: WTF?

I have no idea what possessed him into sitting like this but he was totally p'd off when I woke him up to take the picture. Can you see his bug eyes??? What the heck is up with that!?!?!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


Dear Anthrogologie, 

    I would like you to put a wider variety of door knobs on your website please.



Monday, October 4, 2010

Rainy Day

Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather. - John Ruskin

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Wednesday With Squid: Late Entry

I was making dinner and he was anxiously waiting for me to turn around and leave the food unattended. I could see his evil plan brewing so I watched him carefully. He saw there anxious the WHOLE time. 

Other than the look of total mischief on his face he is a total stud sitting there isn't he?

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Mascara Review

This stuff sucks. I feel like the rubber nubs do not assist with application at all. I think it hinders. The nubs are too little to help saturate my eyelashes at all. The mascara sticks in between the nubs and then when you try to put it on it doesn't even apply. SO....I will be getting a new mascara ASAP. 

Any suggestions?

Friday, September 24, 2010

Squids Christmas Wish List

An outdoor enclosed play pen for trips outside in the back yard.

A Kitty Tree House!

I think Santa might be okay with the Play pen but I am not sure if the tree house would fit in his sled. . .

Cuteness By Cassy

What do you think? A friend of mine wants a pink one so I am going to do some experimenting with pinks and clips. Cute though eh? I went home sick today from work so If I get any energy-not likely I might get crafty....Doubtful. I feel like crap-o-la.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Time To Stock Up

I was cleaning out my closet and making a DI pile when I realized there was more in my DI pile than in my closet. So....things I need to stock up on are: 

Saucony Original's:

 Cute Tops: 


Post Op With Squidrow

My little guy can't get comfortable. He goes from my lap to his tent back to my lap again. When he walks he limps. So sad. 

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Wednesday With Squid: Squid Is Home!!!!

He is home and doing well. I had no idea they kept the testicles and just tied them in a knot. So he has shaved testicles, he's a little embarrassed so don't stare. His paws, as you can see, are swollen and bloody. He has slept since he got home. He takes his pain medication well without any issues. 

So at the vet after we dropped him off he had to be sedated. He ripped a girl to shreds when she tried to comfort him prior to the surgery. After the surgery when he was groggy he would growl at the vet techs when they walked by. He took his bandages off himself and wouldn't let anyone touch him. I get there this morning and he is hissing and growling. They ask me to walk back there to get him so they don't have to touch him and the second he see's me he starts purring and rubbing against the cage. He meowed his head off till I picked him up and then tucked his head under my chin and wouldn't move. The Vet and the Vet Techs couldn't believe that he was the same cat they had been dealing with all day. 

He loves his mommy. :)

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Pour Salt In My Wounds

Don't forget to really rub it in good so it's at it's ultimate level of burn. Seriously....

First our community is terrorized by a out of control fire. Houses have burnt down and 5000 people were evacuated. We watched the mountain burn from our driveway. I think I had my first panic attack Sunday night from the insane stress. 

Second I had my 5th migraine in less than two weeks. Yeah 5! Miserable! Plus I can't get an appointment today to get fixed. Annoying!

Third we just dropped Squid off at the vet. He is getting neutered and declawed. It's terrible. He started hissing the second we walked in the doors. I left him with a blanket that smells like us and he has Mo the Mouse (his cat nip toy).

To Evacuate Or Not To Evacuate

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In case you haven't heard yet our community of Herriman Utah is evacuating due to a fire caused by a machine gun training at Camp Williams. We can see the flames from our driveway and deck. We are 3 blocks outside the evacuation line. News officials are saying the boundaries will expand and to be prepared. We have packed a few belongings and are ready to leave our home if we have to.

Three homes are confirmed to have burned down. Pray for them. We are scared and unsure of what is going to happen to our home.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Wednesdays With Squid

Squid is my huge 6 month old kitten. He and I are total BFF's and he follows me around all day long. He enjoys doing laundry-as you can see, a little too much. He could be in a dead sleep across the house and hear me open the dryer and be there in no time. He'll be climbing in and before I know It he is buried. Today he jumped in the washer while it was filling. He flew out of it, turned around, looked at the washer and hissed then stomped off. I was laughing so hard I forgot to put the soap in the washer. I had to rewash everything once I realized.

My silly Squidrow. I enjoy my days with Squid. He makes what would have been a boring day waiting for Steven to get home an exciting and comical day.

Best Sleep-Worst Migraine

I had the best nights sleep last night but the worst migraine ever. I threw up once earlier in the day (a common occurrence when I have a migraine). All day I felt like if I moved my head I would throw up. I dry heaved multiple times when I moved my head. It was miserable.l Tylenol, Excedrin, and Ibuprofen with loads of Diet Coke later I saw no improvement. So finally we get home at 1030 last night after a family dinner and Steven casually tells me we have lortab. Hello!!! It was from when Steven was so sick last year. So I popped a half (I can't handle drugs. They stay with me longer than most people and I have mega effects from them). So like I said I took it and 30 minutes later I felt so much better. My words were slurring but I finally relaxed and the pain subdued.

I had the best lortab induced nights sleep ever. It was great. First night in forever that I didn't dream about work, cleaning the house, running up a hill. It was great.

Wish me luck tonight because I can't do this all the time. I really hate taking drugs-hence the reason I tried Melatonin and sensory relaxation to sleep first.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Can't Sleep

Do you have problems sleeping? I do. I dream about work-every night. It's getting old. I have tried 'white noise' by having a fan going. Melatonin and benadryl don't help. I did sleep better when I watched a movie before bed but Stevie doesn't care for that because then he can't sleep. 

When you can't sleep what do you do? Do your dreams leave you feeling like you have worked your butt off all night? 

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Superstitious? Yep.

I am very superstitious. I bawled the day we signed for our life insurance. I feel like it's a bad omen. Yes, I understand it is necessary but It freaks me out. When Steven walks out the door I say "love you, be careful, have fun." He could be in the truck pulling out of the drive way but I say it every time no matter what. I go with my gut. If I have a bad feeling we do not ignore my gut! 


So why this sudden blogging of my eccentric behavior...? Because we passed on a 4 day trip this weekend to San Diego due to flying on 9/11. We would have to be on a plane that day. HELLO!!! That is just bad carama! We are rescheduling for October. Sea world will still be awesome in October...right?
Would you fly on 9/11? 

Monday, September 6, 2010

My Buddy...And Me!

I'm watching HGTV waiting for the husband to get home. Squid wimped out and fell asleep. He couldn't hang.

Separation Makes You Stronger

I always thought that was a false statement. I thought that if you were apart long enough you would no longer feel for that person. This theory proved correct with ex-boyfriends so I cemented this in my brain as truth. BOY was I wrong!

Steven has been out of town every day for the past 5 days for work. To make matters worse I had to work 5 days straight as well so I missed out on my chance to share a hotel room with him in the evenings. So instead of staying out of town he made the trip back to me every single night. He would kiss me when he came in at midnight and them climb into bed next to me. I then got up and kissed him goodbye on my way to work at 0530. That is a crappy 5 days.

So did I fall out of love? Did I get used to him not being there?


I am completely serious when I say that I cried myself to sleep every night. When we were dating I would sleep at his parents house in my sister-in-laws old bedroom so that I didn't have to leave him at night. So in the past 5+ years we have not slept apart. It broke my heart to go to bed without him next to me.

I get to see my Stevie for more than a goodnight kiss tonight and I am giddy and excited nervous. I missed him so much!

Being apart really did make my love for him stronger. Maybe our love grew stronger or maybe I realized I can't take a single moment with my amazing husband for granted. Being apart made me want to savor every second with him.

So my advice to those of you reading this: Do not take time with your spouse for granted. You never know when that time will end.

Seriously-A year???

Did I really graduate almost a year ago? Have I really been a nurse for a year?? WTF?

Tuesday, August 31, 2010


Whats new with us??? 

-Finished the quilt in the guest bedroom
-Finished the RV pad (well gravel not cement yet)
-Went to Ogden and realized dumb people never change and NEVER grow up
-Bought a shower caddy (finally!) 
-Broke a bottle of dark green nail polish on the carpet. 
-Trying to decide which wood floor to put in since I ruined the carpet
-Planted bulbs for the spring

Yeah doesn't sound like much but it is. What have you been doing?

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


I made these pillows yesterday to match my guest bedroom. Love it!!!!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Day 3

Maybe I am just having a bad hair day, I don't know. My hair was flat and frizzy today. :(

We'll see how day 4 goes.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Day 2: Flat Flat Flat

So less does less frizz mean you get stuck with flat hair? This is day 2 with my Garnier Blow Dry stff. I think my hair has way less volume than normal but it really is frizz free. Not sure what to think yet. P.S. don't judge my non made up face. It was my day off :(

Quilt Sneak Peak

(It looks orange-ish yellow because of our nasty tan walls that we still need to paint)

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Buzz: Garnier Blow Dry Perfector--Day 1

I am a Buzz Agent. What that means is I get to try stuff out and write review on it (for free). Right now I am testing out Garnier Blow Dry Perfector. I really don't like this product so far. So what you do is you wash your hair-no conditioner. Put the skinky serum in your hair for 20 minutes (smells worse than a perm). Rinse out the serum but on a heat protector (this smells good) and then style your hair as normal. So far all I notice is the lingering perm-ish smell. My hair does not seem any different but this product is suppose to de-frizz your hair for 7 days.

So Day 1 review: horrible chemical smell that lingers but less fly away hair.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Today's To Do List

  • Laundry
  • Sweep
  • Mop
  • Vacuum
  • Throw away old leftovers
  • Unload and Load the dishwasher
  • Quilt
1300 To Do Status:
Laundry-working on it.
Kitchen and laundry room is swept and mopped.
Dishwasher is unloaded and loaded

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

5 Years Ago

Five years ago today I was in a hotel room with my future sister-in-law and friend Jamie and it was the night before my wedding! I was barely 19 and he was 23. We were made for each other. We are frealishly the same and yet different enough to be the most compatible possible. We have come a long way in five years, literally. Midvale, South Jordan, Provo, South Jordan (again), and Riverton. It has been an amazing ride. We hear from other married couples about their 'nightmare' year and how they almost called it quits. I have also heard that once you make it to your 5th anniversary you can pretty much handle the whole marriage thing. Year one was fun and scary. We got married and had $0 monies. We had a $500 dollar a month rent that we had no idea how we would pay, but always seemed to make it. We were poor students going to SLCC and have an amazing time. We went to the midnight release of In Love and Death and saw Kris Roe at the mall (random). We stayed up late doing what married people do (wink wink) and then stayed up even later to fall asleep talking in each others arms.

I thought life couldn't get any better than that. I was wrong.

Year two was full of late nights still (something we have yet to let dwindle). Except year two had more responsibility. We supported each other through school prerequisites and crappy jobs that we hated. We had a plan and support, love, and a common goal was what created an even tighter bond. A bond I had no idea could get tighter. I thought we had maxed out on love and support but I was wrong. It gets stronger ever single day. Even today I feel closer to my wonderful husband than I did yesterday.

Year three and four were spent in Provo finishing both our schooling. We lived in a tiny shack of a duplex. It was horrible but we made it home and it was worth every second of it. Steven supported both of us while I went to school. He never complained but I know he was holding in worries and fears of not making it financially and the stress of school was getting to both of us, but our love never felt the strain. If anything the stress of life and adulthood just made our love stronger.

We are now in our dream home working in our career fields that we fought so hard to get.

I love him and he loves me. We are freaks. I want to spend every second with him and vise versa. We love our time together. We are total hermits but that makes us happy. We work in the yard together, stay up late (wink wink), and laugh. We laugh all the time.
I have my Prince Charming. I am living the fairy tale all us girls dreamed about. I am blessed and I know it. I never take him for granted. I tell him every day how much he means to me and I reflect on the promises I made to him constantly.

I am in love and I am loved.

A lot happens in five years. I can't wait to see what the next five are going to bring. :)

Tuesday's To Do List

  • Go to Material Girls and cross my fingies that there is still some of the fabric I need. 
  • Throw some of the garbage in the basement away.
  • Go buy food for our awesome steak dinner tonight
  • Iron some clothes
  • Laundry
  • Maybe Scrub the bathrooms
  • Continue on the spare bedroom quilt depending on what I find at Material Girls
  • Cook
  • Sew Dani's Princess dress for her birthday
  • Change the kitty litter :(

Monday, August 9, 2010

The One Good Thing

The one good thing about fall being in the air (no kidding. I felt it on my deck last night. I had to get a sweater) is this jacket in green and white. Yeah I bought two of them. This is seriously the only good thing about Summer ending. I will look uber cute in these jackets and I will be nice and warm. I heart Black Diamond - They keep me warm in the winter.

P.S. this is a picture of a North Face jacket but it looks the same as the one I bought. I couldn't find a picture of my green or white one. :(

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Quick No Recipe Meals

BBQ Chicken

Put frozen chicken in the crock pot with bbq sauce and some water. Let cook all day. Eat over rice, potatoes, on bread or alone with a side salad. You can use any kind of meat! Try it! 


Grab some lettuce wash it and pull it apart into bite size pieces. Open your vegetable drawer and chop up some cucumbers, onions, carrots, radishes...You get the idea. I like to throw feta cheese on mine with a Ranch and Italian dressing mix. 

Fruit Salad

Cut up some kiwi, honey dew, cantaloupe, strawberries, apples....Again, use what you have. Mix together as is or add some cool whip. YUM! 

Kiwi Salsa

Try it! It's delish!

Kiwi Salsa

  • 6 kiwis, peeled and diced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, diced
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
Mix kiwi, onion, jalapeno pepper, lime juice, olive oil, honey, cumin, and curry powder together in bowl. Cover and allow to rest for 1 hour at room temperature. Refrigerate until ready to serve. 

Growing Up: Kitty Style

I can't believe how much he has changed! I still love him just as much as when he was a cute awkward kitten. Ahhh the memories.