Monday, October 19, 2009


Yes, today I am 25 years old. I don't really know how it happened I feel like I was just 18 not that long ago. I really don't feel old it just seems weird that I'm already here. Time just keeps flying by faster and faster.

Chris and I met celebrating my bday so every year we celebrate the same way and I'm so excited...dinner at Texas Roadhouse! Its one of my favs and I can't wait. Its so weird to think that just 6 years ago I had just barely met Chris and had no idea that we would end up being married....what a fantastic birthday present! Here is a picture of us on that night. Its terrible quality but I still love it. I'm so happy that I have a picture of us the night that we met.

We did bday turkey dinner with my fam yesterday and it was so delish! We finished up the night with my new present from Chris...Rockband Beatles edition! It was so much fun singing with my fam and pretending to be a groupie!
Anyway, here's another craft I just finished that I totally love! My friend Ema just had a baby so I made her a few onsies and socks. I used that webbing stuff that you iron onto fabric and then cut out the shapes I wanted, ironed it onto the onsies and stitched around it. The stitching was terrible but hopefully Ema doesn't look too closely at it. And the socks are something my sister taught me how to do a long time ago after she taught me how to crochet and I think they are so stinking cute!

I decided that this one needed a bright pink bow so here's that.

Friday, October 16, 2009

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My sister in law Jen sent this to me and I was laughing so hard and wanted to share. For those of you who don't know, these are my brothers and sisters in law. Enjoy!!
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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Halloween Jars

As requested by my sister in law, Jen, I wanted to post these super cute Halloween Jars that I made. Using recycled jars, tissue paper, mod podge and some black fabric, I made these darling halloween decorations.

I found the idea at You can find the instructions there. Now I just need to put some Christmas lights in mine. Hope you all have a great day!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Frame makeovers

So lately I have totally been into crafting. And by crafting, I really mean looking at all those crafting blogs out there and wishing I could be friends with some of those crafters out there. I look at the things they do and think, "I could do that" and wonder how they come up with these fabulous ideas. A few weeks ago I bought a few picture frame ledges and bought a bunch of black and white frames to put on them. I got home and arranged them and realized I needed a few more. So the crafter hiding inside of me decided to look and see what old frames I had that might be in desperate need of a makeover and I found these guys...
They aren't horrible but definitely not in the theme of black and white. I wanted all of the frames to be different but still coordinate with each other. I went to Joann's and picked up some scrapbook paper, spray adhesive and paint and was able to transform them into these...

Not too bad for a non-crafter! Now I just need to put pictures in them (and the rest of my new frames for that matter). I will post a picture of all my frames together when I finish putting photos in them.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Has it really been 3 months!?

I can't believe how long it has been since I've updated this. I wish I had a great excuse, but I don't...just being lazy and a little busy. But I will make up for lost time now. I pretty much just went through all the pictures on my computer from the last time I posted till now and picked a few to share to catch you up with whats been going on.

It seems like forever ago, but in July we got to go and see Wicked. It was SO AMAZING! I had been listening to the soundtrack for a long time and already loved the music but the show was even better than I expected. My brother in law and sister in law Stew and Robyn came down from Utah and went with us, and my sister in law Jen. We of course had dinner first at Oregano's. Here are a few pictures from dinner...

And here's Chris doing what he does best...

Me and Jen before the show.
Here's the stage
This is Robyn so excited for it to start
And me and Chris
Lately I have been really into trying to get my food storage. There is a new store in Chandler that has so much stuff. Its right down the street from my salon so I go when I have a break and need to kill time. I think my favorite thing I have tried from there is their taco "meat"...its a vegetable protein flavored to taste like ground taco meat, and it really does. I've also done a little bit of canning too. Here is some spaghetti sauce and salsa.
We also sold our truck this summer. We bought it when Chris was working in construction and he needed it. Since then, we decided that it was too big and expensive so we wanted to sell it. Chris posted it on Craigslist on a Saturday and sold it on the following Monday. I thought I would be so happy, but I was actually sad to see it go. I still kinda miss it but I know we will have another truck one day.
In August we helped with our wards youth conference. Here is Chris helping with one of the activities. The kids had to jump over the beam that Chris was helping to control.
This is me and my friend Kim at the service project.
Our group was in charge of doing a deep clean of a dance studio owned by a family in our ward. It was so great to see the kids not only willing to clean, but happy to be serving too.

Later in August, I went to Seattle with my sister to visit my brothers. We had so much fun spending time with them and their families. Our trip also overlapped with my parents trip there so we were able to have most of our family together for some of the trip. I took tons of pictures but can't find any of them right now except this one...

We went to the beach one day to take some family pictures together and walked by this wedding. I saw these two standing by each other and whispered to my brother that I hoped this was the father...then they started kissing so I knew it was the groom. We walked far enough away to sneak a picture. It wasn't till I got to blow it up that I noticed her shoes...great for your wedding day or a day of fishing! I laughed pretty hard over it.
This past weekend we went to my parents for conference. We had a great day listening to conference and spending time together. In the late afternoon, we went out and threw a football around and tried to fly a kite (I think it was broken cuz we couldn't get it up at all!). The weather has been so beautiful and it was so nice to be able to go out and play and get some fresh air. I'm so glad that we can enjoy the outdoors again.
Anyway, I will try to post more pictures from Seattle if and when I find them. And I'll try to be better about posting more than once every three months this time. Hope everyone has a fun weekend planned. BYE!!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Are you kidding me?!?!?!?

I was watching TV just now and saw this commercial! I thought it was a joke but there is a website and everything. I just can't get over how ridiculous this is. Hope you enjoy!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Long Time, No BLOG!!

It has been a very long time since I've updated this. I've been so busy with school that I haven't had time to do much of anything. Yes we are alive and well, just busy. Chris just started back at school this month too...a job benefit for him. So today I had a few extra hours so I'm updating you all with whats been going on. This is going to be a very long post so make sure you make it all the way to the bottom. Hope you enjoy.


I always tease Chris about wanting to put make up on him but of course, he never lets me. So on Sunday, I took advantage while he was napping. Hope you enjoy!!

I would like to introduce you all to Christine!


Jen told me about this farmers market in Mesa that is SO AWESOME! Its on Main between Greenfield and Higley, I think. I've only gone once and I'm sad that its so far away. I got all of this....

.....for only $20!!


A few weeks ago, we went to Utah for one of our cousins wedding. We had so much fun! Because of Chris's new job, he can't take time off for a few more months. So I went up a day earlier than he did with his sister and her husband, Jen and TJ. I was cracking up with them the whole time..a little too much. So much, in fact, we missed our flight! It wasn't totally our fault though. Our flight was supposed to leave at 4. When we got there, we were told it had been delayed till 5. So we went to go eat but stayed close by. We went back to the gate before 5 and waited for a while. I eventually asked the guy what was going on with Salt Lake and he said it would be just a min. So we continued waiting. Eventually the plane started leaving and again asked the guy what was going on and he basically told us not to worry and pointed at the plane so we figured they had to move it for some reason. We again, we continued to wait. After a while he started to walk away so again questioned the status and he told us it had left! I don't understand why he didn't tell us it had already boarded when I asked him about it the first time! He said they called our names but none of us ever heard them. Long story short; they put us on another flight and we made it safe and sound. We had tons of fun being away. Jen and TJ were so good at taking care of us...knowing all that we had to spend on fixing our cars. Jen even bought me a new purse and I totally love it. It was a very early bday present. The coach outlet was having way too good of a sale to pass up. She was WAY TOO GENEROUS but I am so grateful and love it. The wedding was beautiful and I love being able to go to the Salt Lake temple. It was great to spend some time with the fam, especially our nieces. They are too cute and so funny. I love that they let me take so many pictures of them. If I get my camera out, they pose over and over again saying, "do a picture of me doing this!" over and over again. I got so many pictures of them, it was hard picking my favorites to post. So, be prepared for a total picture overload. Jen and I both get really camera happy...especially when we are together! They kinda got out of order when I uploaded them, so bare with me.

Ashley eating dinner Kaitlyn and Hailey posing

Kaitlyn eating dinner...I have a lot of dinner pics, but they are pretty cute!


I KNOW Laurie is going to hate me for posting this one but its too funny to pass up. This is us showing off our "Utard" hair. I'm so good at ratting!This is us at the Lion House after the sealing. Jen went to the bathroom and practically came running out saying she had found the greatest spot to take pictures.... We got a little carried away and I swear we took probably 30 pictures here. Thank goodness for timers on cameras! The happy couple! doesn't her hair look great?

Here's my sexy man!

Me and Robyn!

The boys getting tired of pictures.

Us at the Temple

Love you, Jen!!!



Addy, I love this face...

Ashley on the swings

TJ loved this sign so we had to get a picture of it.

Me and my Utard hair

and the front...

Here we are sad about our plane.

Another dinner one. (don't worry, there are only a few more're almost there)

Here we are on the chairlift at the Apline slides.And getting ready to go on the coaster

And last but not least, Chris and I after the coaster.

I apologize for the lengthy post, I didn't realize how many pictures this was.