Wednesday, December 29, 2010

You'll shoot your eye out!

Merry Christmas everybody! Hope everyone had a fantastic Christmas like we did. Derek totally surprised me with this little beauty. Meet Polly my Welther P22 hand gun in light pink. Oh I how I love her so much. I never was into shooting all that much until I got my own gun. She is really easy to shoot and handle. We have only been out shooting a couple of times but it has been so much fun. My sister in law got a pink gun also so together we are going to get our concealed weapons permit. We are both super excited!

Sunday, December 19, 2010


As a Hotel Management major we study a lot of hotel properties around the country. One class in particular studied the Hilton Costa Mesa hotel in sunny California. After the long semester I felt the need to go visit this property with my hubby for a little fun and relaxation. It ended up being such a fun trip. I'm so glad that we went. The first two days were so beautiful the sun was shining and it was in the 80's. We checked into our hotel which was very nice. The first day we went and visited some important things from my childhood in Newport Beach. We did a ton of shopping and walking around seein the sights. We went to Balboa island where my dad used to live. It's this cute little man made island that you get to by ferry that has little boutiques and these small million dollar homes. We also went to Disneyland... Derek had never been... it was a little cloudy and chilly but so, so fun. We also got to see our good friends that moved down there for school. The whole trip was so fun and exciting and such a good break from every day life.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

CrAzY tHaNkSgIvInG!!!!

So this year for Thanksgiving we celebrated with Derek's family up north in Lehi where Desi and Jared and Dusty and Emmi live. The first night up north Derek and I celebrated our 4th anniversary which was Wednesday. Cant believe it has been four years. It seems like just yesterday when we were dating. Later that night or morning I guess, Derek's sister Desi went into labor and our newest nephew was born around 3:30 am on Thanksgiving!!! He is such a doll and such a joy to our family. Soon two more nephews will be born and Derek and I couldn't be more happy or excited. So since Desi had little Treven we ate Thanksgiving on Friday which was actually really fun. The whole weekend turned out to be a blast hanging with family and friends. Hope everyone else had a great Thanksgiving too.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

This Time of Year

I absolutely love this time of year. All the leaves are falling off and the air is crisp and school is almost out. Our fourth anniversary is coming up on the 24th and I feel like four years have flown by. We have been so blessed to do some amazing things together. I can't wait for school to get out so that we can take a vacation to Cali to relax and see our friends. I'm getting way excited for Christmas... even thought it is a couple months away. It's hard to not get excited when you walk into Walmart and they have isles of Christmas decorations and are playing Christmas music already. I promised Derek I wouldn't start decorating until December 1st. Hope everyone has a great thanksgiving!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Worst Blogger Award!

I must say that I am the worst blogger ever! Basically my life is the same every day: wake up bright and early and go to work, half way through work change in my car and go to school for several hours, get back in my car to change and finish work, after work drive home to hours of homework, make dinner, occasionally clean something or do laundry, then back to homework. Seriously this is my life. I have turned into a big loser. The only exciting thing is that Derek and I love our house. We moved in at the end of June and have loved every minute of it. We still have little things here and there that need to be put away, but its really starting to feel like home. We have the best neighbors and we just love our ward. Der works with the young men and is soooo good at it. My brother is doing great at the MTC. He has been there officially two weeks, but I'm ready for him to be home. Well I must stop blogging so I can finish my homework. Hope everyone is doing good!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Mission Call!!!!!

My brother Ethan is going on a mission!!!! We opened his call last night and discovered he is going to the Kennewick, Washington mission and he will teach in the Spanish language. I cannot believe that this day is finally here. Im freaking out a bit. I dont know if I am ready to have him leave for 2 years, but he is super excited and ready to get to work. I am so proud of him and cant wait for this amazing experience to bless his life. Love ya brotha!!!!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Feeling Thankful

Today I am feeling thankful. Im thankful for my family. I have some of the best siblings and parents. One of the great things about being married is that I get to have more parents and more siblings. Im thankful for my husband. He is so perfect for me and he works so hard so that I can get the things that I want. I love him very much. Im thankful for my dog, Harley. She is the best dog ever and we love her soooooo much. Im thankful for my house and Im thankful for all those who have contributed to building it. Im thankful for our friends. Im thankful for my job and Im even thankful for all those guest who feel it necessary to complain to me. It makes me work harder to fix any problems. Im thankful for my husbands job and the fact that he can provide for us. Im thankful for trials in my life. Right now its hard to see why I have to go through some things but I know that I will be blessed in the end. Im thankful for our new neighbors who are extremely nice and Im thankful for our new ward. Everyone has been so welcoming. Im thankful for all other things that I cannot think of right now!!!!!!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

House Update.. The only Update

The only exciting thing for us and that we close on our house in about 5 weeks. Im and so excited and anxious! Thanks to all my family members for you love and support. We could not have done it without you.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

House Update

Well things have been coming along just great minus some crazy Cedar weather that has set us back a bit. We cant believe that in just a couple months we will be in our very own home. Its hard to believe. Derek has done such an amazing job. I love him so much and am excited for this new chapter in our lives.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Mohey Tawa

My little sister Shannon tried out for Cedar Highs Drill Team Mohey Tawa and made it!!!!! I have never been so proud. I had tears in my eyes when I saw her number on the board. She basically is an amazing dancer and such a fast learner and soooo talented. I cant wait to see her progress. Its so shocking to me that she is old enough for high school. Its crazy how fast time goes. My lil sis is growing up so fast it makes me sad and excited at the same time.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Mi Casa

Everyday we get closer and closer to finishing our house. I really feel so blessed for the amazing husband I have and how dedicated he is to his work. I love him so much and would be lost without him. Thanks babe for all you do!

Saturday, March 6, 2010


I cant believe how fast Derek is haulin on our house. Its finally starting to take shape. The pictures are of our walkout basement. This week they will start the main floor and the garage. Im soooo excited.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

25 Things 'Bout Me!

25 Things you may not know about me:
1. I love to travel and see new places. I would really like to visit all the countries before I die.

2. Growing up I wanted to be a model, singer, FBI Agent, Vet, and a doctor. I will be none of these.

3. Im obsessed with music. I download new songs everyday and cannot drive, get ready, or clean without it.

4. I love animals especially dogs and horses.

5. I love to eat. Im not a picky eater and will try almost everything.

6. I wouldnt mind getting stranted on a island with Derek and never getting rescued.

7. Im pretty boring. My idea of a good time is curling up on my couch and watching a movie with those I love.

8. I used to be a great student until I got to college.

9. I hate dresses. The only time I wear one is to church. My idea of dressing up is some hot jeans with heels.

10. Speaking of heels... I LOVE shoes. Any kind! I love them all.

11. My cousins are some of my best friends. Now that Im married I have more cousins from my hubbys side and I love them soooo much and wish they lived closer!

12. I love the lake and laying out in the sun.

13. Laughing is the best thing on the planet. I think laughter can make anyone feel better.

14. I could not live without makeup and I never leave the house without it. It does wonders for me.

15. My celebrity crush is Usher (for today anyway).

16. Pink is my favorite color. I think it is so bright and fun.

17. Im kinda a pyro... I love to light things on fire and watch them burn!

18. Im scared of spiders, heights, and the dark.

19. I love flying. It is such an amazing feeling.

20. I love my job and everyone I work with. Im glad that I so easily figured out what I really want to do forever.

21. I love to do crafts. Always have, always will.

22. Baths are my favorite. They are great to relax in or get warm.

23. I love dying my hair. Its a disease. But after my hair started falling out and was super damaged, I decided to keep it one color.

24. I think facebook was the greatest thing invented next to the iphone.... I love them both.

25. I have the best hubby ever! He is my best friend. I have loved all of our adventures and I can't wait for more!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Movin Fast

Well the house is coming along so great and so quickly. We already love our neighbors and the area. Der is having a great time doing most of the work. He is gonna learn so much. We feel so blessed to be able to build a house at such a young age. Thank you to everyone who has helped so far. As of today we have the basement walls poured and are working on the basement floor. I cannot wait for it to be done.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


We are finally getting this house going. Its taken us a little longer to get started then we would like but thats ok. I am super anixous to get it finished so I can start decorating it. As soon as it is finished I wanna have a Scentsy Party and you are all invited!