Wednesday, September 21, 2011

it's a Boy!!

{josh is beyond thrilled}
He is strong (seriously look at this kid's leg!) 
healthy and happy

here is our sweet little Boy...

21 & a half weeks Pregnant
Feeling pregnant & getting super excited!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Bee's Game

Tonight we went to a ball game with my family!

My dad got us all free tickets to the Bee's game, they lost Horribly, but it was so fun just spending time together...

Here is my mom & dad. oh and my little sister in the background ruining the picture

Here is my older brother, Scott with the Bee... He looks so happy!

My little sister & I with Buzz the Bee...We had to chase that bee down

& here is Josh and I (mind our faces/and my hair) It was crazy humid & hot!!
Oh and my older brother in the background.. my family has a thing with that :)

We had so much fun just @ the ballgame with my family, thanks for taking us!!

(FYI- 18 week pregnant picture: I will take one soon, but there really isn't anything there yet--so I will be taking one at 20 weeks. When we're half way there!)

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Fruit Crisp

Fruit Crisp
Serves 6
To make a larger crisp that serves 10, double all the ingredients, use a 13 x 9-inch baking pan, and bake for 55 minutes at 375 degrees, without increasing the oven temperature. If making an apple crisp, we recommend equal quantities of Granny Smith and McIntosh apples. Peel, core, and cut apples and pears into one-inch chunks. Peel, pit, and cut nectarines, peaches, and plums into half-inch wedges. If using plums, add one tablespoon quick-cooking tapioca to the fruit mixture. Half a teaspoon of grated fresh ginger makes a nice flavor addition to all the fruits.
  • 6 tablespoons unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar , packed
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon table salt
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter , cut into 1/2-inch pieces and chilled
  • 3/4 cup pecans or whole almonds, chopped coarse (or chopped fine if mixing topping by hand)
  • 2 1/2 - 3 pounds apples , nectarines, peaches, pears or plums (6 cups cut)
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest from 1 lemon
  • 1. For the Topping: Place flour, brown sugar, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt in food processor workbowl fitted with steel blade. Add chilled butter and pulse until mixture moves from dry sand-like appearance with large lumps of butter to a coarse cornmeal texture, about three 4-second bursts. Add nuts and pulse until mixture resembles crumbly sand, about five 1-second bursts. Do not overprocess or mixture will take on a smooth, cookie-dough-like texture. (To mix by hand, allow butter pieces to sit at room temperature for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, mix flour, brown sugar, granulated sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt in medium bowl. Add butter; toss to coat. Pinch butter chunks and dry mixture between fingertips until mixture looks like crumbly wet sand. Add nuts and toss to distribute evenly. Do not overmix.) Refrigerate mixture while preparing fruit, at least 15 minutes.
  • 2. Toss cut fruit, sugar, lemon juice, and zest (along with 1 tablespoon quick-cooking tapioca if using plums as fruit) in medium bowl.
  • 3. Adjust oven rack to lower-middle position and heat oven to 375 degrees. Scrape fruit mixture with rubber spatula into 8-inch square (2 quart) baking pan or 9-inch round deep dish pie plate. Distribute chilled topping evenly over fruit; bake for 40 minutes. Increase oven temperature to 400 degrees; bake until fruit is bubbling and topping is deep golden brown, about 5 minutes longer. Serve warm or at room temperature.
    this is hands down the best fruit crisp i've ever had. i even make just the topping to eat over ice cream. don't judge, im very aware there is butter chunks in there! mmm. i even substitute with strawberries, blueberries, blackberries etc. Got this yummy treat from my friend's blog. Love it!


Hey we all have boobs! Here's to Breast Cancer Awareness!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Fun idea for our Nursery

I am in love with this website!!

Here are my next 2 projects I will be starting for the Nursery!

Scrap wood lamps!! Cutest idea ever if you ask me.

Check them out! They don't seem too hard to make, just time consuming is all. I'm crossing my fingers that I will get these projects done in the next few months :)

Monday, July 25, 2011

Goodbye First Trimester!

That's right, I'm officially out of my first trimester!
Here is what I have learned during this miserable/emotional/fun trimester...

1. Crying. Like a whole freaking lot of it. I cry while watching the news. Pretty much every emotion is magnified
2. Mad. I called the past few weeks my grumpy stage, I don't know if this was normal but lots of little things would drive me nuts.
3. Boobs. (this may be tmi) so turn away. But, first they are massive, and second they are painful, they are wonderfully evil. :)
4. Tired. No, Exhausted! I can sleep anywhere, anytime. I fell asleep on the stairs one day.. it's bad.
5. Reason, why I am so happy for next trimester. Nausea, Throwing up. Worst thing ever!

I've learned it's ok to eat what sounds good, even if it is oreo's :) and I've learned about being patient! Little things are not that big-a-deal. :)

Pics to come soon, Thanks for reading! I know I haven't updated this for a Looonng time, but as soon as this summer semester is done, I'll have some free time to just blog! Yay for Babies!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Big Announcement!!

I Am Pregnant!!!!

This sweet little baby has taken a Long time to get here! But so extremely worth it!
Back in October we felt that we should start our family. & almost 6 months later, we Finally got that long awaited Positive!
Josh and I are just so excited!!

If you look close at the picture It's sweet little hands and legs are stretched out!! It actually looks like a mini baby, instead of a gummy bear or jelly bean. Josh said "It's already the center of attention" and the Dr said "It's just so excited!"
And we are so excited!! I can't even express how grateful I feel. As soon as that little baby was on the ultrasound I just started to cry, with amazement and joy.
What a blessing!! We adore this little one already!

*I am 8 weeks along and I am due January 27,2012*

Monday, May 9, 2011

Happy 3 Years!!!

Hey Josh,
Remember this day?

Remember that we kissed...a lot...

Remember how fun that day was? Remember laughing & dancing together?

Remember promising Forever?

I do, & I have loved Every Second of it since that special day!
Happy 3 Year Anniversary Josh!
Here's to many more happy years with you!

Love you forever.
your bride,

We're beginning our Anniversary week this week!! It will end May 16.-our anniversary. :)

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

"If your hot, healthy & fresh...

Everybody Wants You" ;)

Yesterday, I went to the grocery store & purchased some Bread, Bananas, Lemons, & Apples.

I've been making food that have been low in calories lately, & been using fresh, hot, healthy products.
Well, I purchased these items & now today... most of them are rotten!? . .Don't ask me how, But they're all mushy. What's weird is that yesterday they looked so good.
I must not be that good at picking out fresh products, or the store is just super lame... ya, I'm thinking it's the second one.
Summer semester starts up again next Monday & we just got our grades back. I got pretty good grades, except for my darn Government Class. I will be re-taking this class in the fall. The goal is I will be done with my degree this fall which is just a few more months! I can do this right?
Josh got almost straight A's. One B is all. I am so proud of him, he was taking hard classes as Organic Chemistry, with lab and Immunology & he Aced them!! He's going to be such a great Dr. when the time comes.
-Will post more later, just been busy lately.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Feathers in your hair?!

Am I the only one who wants this?

I think they are so cute, of course, I need to get my hair colored & trimmed before I do anything that crazy. But it looks fun & super cute.

But I could be wrong on this one... sooo what do you think? Would You do this to your hair??

A break at last!

This past week, Josh & I finished finals finally! He had crazy hard O'chem & Immunology Finals, I had Gov, Health, Theatre, Math. So not fun! What is fun is that I almost have my degree!
So we have a week and a half break before Summer semester begins... Yes, we'll both be working but still no added school stress!

On Wednesday, My little brother (Cam) left on his mission to Richmond, Virginia. I have another brother on a mission right now in Dallas, TX and it's been so fun to send these two boys off, I'll miss them both dearly. But am excited for their experiences.

& It's finally Spring!I absolutely LOVE working in my yard!! Probably one of my favorite things to do in the whole wide world :)

So Josh & I have been doing the brick path, transporting my strawberries to a new & improved area. Cleaning up all dead and old leaves.
Pretty much just cleaning everything up for Spring
& Next week, we're looking at flowers... I am stoked!

I'm trying to upload the yard pictures from last summer, but my computer is being a stinker. Yay for Spring!!

H & M

Guess who's coming to Utah??

I could not be more excited about this!!

Here is the link to their soon to be plans...

Monday, April 25, 2011

Whilst Studying..

So the other day, whilst studying for finals. I got thinking about when dating Josh...

I remember the first time I saw him, and I knew. I knew that I was going to with him forever.

Last conference Elder Richard G. Scott talked about "The Eternal Blessings of Marriage" & I hope everyone reads it again.

It is such a great reminder.

I love how sincere he speaks of his wife. & how she is so gentle, supportive and loving.

I love this story. & I am excited for what is in store for us.

Thursday, April 21, 2011


Easter is this Sunday & these are a few of my favorite easter things...

The Easter Dress.. love, love love the summer dresses.

I am in love with Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs. I know it's just chocolate and peanut butter. But I still find it's simplicity genius!

These only come out once a year! So Josh & I had to stock up on these yummy treats!

Happy Easter!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


One of these Days, I plan on purchasing this Darling little number...

Pink. Sparkly. Dreamy. You simply can't go wrong with that combination!

Maybe one day :)


i am in love with Leggings!
I swear I wear them with just about Everything!
They are comfy, cute, fitting, & they can make outfits modest too!

I wear them with...
-Long shirts
-Mini skirts
-Shorter dresses

And I add...
-Flip flops

I know leggings have kind of been a trend for quite some time, but I remember my mom used to talk about how she wore leggings growing up & I couldn't bring myself to purchase one :)
But I decided to just buy one, and I love them!
My mom was so right!
...I really wish the big hair trend will come back, now... :)

Monday, April 18, 2011

Spilled milk

Have you ever heard the term "don't cry over spilled milk?"

Well, today I cried over a lot more than spilled milk...
I cried over my lost sock, out of hairspray, & burning the chicken. :)

My sweet husband, He is so good to me. He makes me feel better about everything. He'll let me just cry on his shoulder if I need to, & I am so grateful he is my eternal companion.
He nicely asked me if these minor things were really that important. & of course, they weren't. Such a good reminder. It's ok to cry. But remember what is really important.

Today was just "one of those days" plus i haven't been feeling well. i wanted to curl up in my sweats with a blanket & read a good looonng book...

But it really is so nice to know that there is always tomorrow, & tomorrow will be better...
and It really will be, but here's to hoping today ends super duper soon!! :)

rainy day

i love this Rain!

who doesn't love Rain?

today, has been my study for finals day. & the Rain is making it so darn nice to relax & review.

here's to Finals week!


I thought this was sweet....
sea otters hold hands while they sleep, so they don't drift away from each other.

Too Funny

"Who needs a pacifier when you have toys like these?"
-My friend showed me this. Just sharing. :)

Sunday, April 17, 2011

goals! . .


This past week, I had a goal to get ALL school work done. check.
To make dinner almost every night. check.
Make some extra money & save; don't spend. check.
Clean my house. check.
Go through summer clothes. check.

Now onto next week!
Finals. eek.
Line the kitchen shelves & organize kitchen.
Scrub all the bathrooms.
Paint the crib.

if this is all done. We get ice cream!

Love is in the air

Paul McDonald

This is a little late, but.....
It really is too bad Paul.
I was kinda diggin' you!

I mean come on!. . .
Look at that killer smile!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Tons of Tortillas

Lately, we have had lots and lots of tortillas.
There was a huge sale of them at wal-mart and we don't really eat them that much.
So we're eating tons of tortillas...
Here is what I've been making this week:

Tortillas for Breakfast:
Need: Torillas, Ham, Avacados, cilantro, salsa, cheese. Cut 'em up and throw it together!

Tortillas for Lunch:

Need: Tortillas, grilled chicken, chopped tomatoes, lettuce, celery, onions. Yummy w/ Ranch.

& Tortillas for Dinner

Need: Tortillas, salsa verde sauce, mozzarella cheese, shredded pork OR chicken, butter. :)

Yum! Yum! Yum! Tortillas, Tortillas, Tortillas!

Woman Plumber?

This last week, my father in law, who owns Told Plumbing, asked if I could help him do some minor plumbing in some units. Well for the past 2 weeks, I've worked each morning, and actually learning a lot!
I always thought that Plumbing was this hard concept, and it is. But I've learned some basics and it really is pretty fun.
What cracks me up... Each time I walk into a condo and the residents see me, almost every one of them say. A girl plumber?

On other notes, I heard back about both jobs I've applied too, and I didn't get either one of them. Man, it is just getting harder and harder to get a good part time job lately. Each one, I made the first interviews and went on to second interviews. One employer even said it came down to me and one other. Ugh.

On happier note, end of the semester is almost here!! 2 classes down, 1 to go. And after Fall Semester I will have my degree finally!

So to sum up my incredibly random post. Plumber, Jobs, School. :) I'll come up with funner things to write about soon.

Friday, April 8, 2011


... and not like the Britney Spear's toxic

Josh & I went running in a Marathon last month in Moab. It was fun, except that the dusty wind was being blown straight in our faces while running. We were breathing in dirt, and dust with each step.
Well this dust and dirt settles in your lungs; Then the lining of lungs has these stretchy arm looking things (cyclia) (SP), push the dirt out, and it comes out the mouth by coughing.
Poor Josh has been coughing non stop for the past month. He's been taking cough depressants, cough drops. But it's just not going away.

It also doesn't help one bit that allergies are starting to kick up also. That added crap in the air just makes it that much harder.
So here's to hoping his cough disappears. & all the muck goes away!

Ear candles?

You say you've never heard of ear candles?

They clean out all the gunk and leaves your ears squeaky clean.
I know it's kinda gross, But you have to try these.
We love them!

You can buy them at GNC or any health store. They're not too pricey, but are so worth it!

Thank me later :)