Saturday, December 20, 2008


I have to admit that I have not been in the blogging mood for quite some time now. Ever since we got back from out Thanksgiving Vacation we have been so busy with working, getting ready for Christmas, and every day life. So here is a recap of what we have been up to.

For Thanksgiving we went to Washington to spend it with Joel's family. Joel went up a couple of days before me and when he was there he found out that he had to have oral surgery the day before Thanksgiving. He had to have gum grafts done. So needless to say this was not the "fun" break that we were looking forward to. The day that he had surgery he didn't stop bleeding for 4 hours straight. He was spitting out buckets of blood. Thank goodness that his mom, Diane, was there because I do not handle blood very well. Joel couldn't eat solid foods for three weeks so eating any kind of Thanksgiving dinner was out of the question. I felt so bad for him. So we spent our break taking it easy and going to movies. Hopefully we can make it back soon because it had been two years since we were there and we were so excited for a fun time in Washington.

Here is Ryan and Brody!!!
Thanksgiving Day in Joel's backyard. Even though Joel felt horrible and his face was swollen he was still a champ in taking a picture with me.
Here is Joel's yummy Thanksgiving dinner.....chocolate milk, mashed potatoes, and an attempt to swallow some olives whole. What a sad day!!!
Joel grew up in such a beautiful place. He always says how ugly Utah is when I think how green it is seeing as how I grew up in Vegas. But every time I come to Washington I realize what he means when he says Utah is ugly. Every where you look you are surrounded by beautiful trees and water!!!
Joel was a trooper and wanted to still take me around town and to the harbor even though he was in so much pain!!
We had so much fun in Washington for Thanksgiving and I wish I had taken more pictures of everyone but the majority of the time was taking care of Joel. I don't think he will be having mashed potatoes, soup, or pudding for a very long time!!!
The other night we babysat our nephew Brody. He was so cute and so fun to hang out with. Even though I tortured him by taking pictures!!! I realized if you give a baby a phone you can pretty much do anything you want. Even put Joel's hat on him long enough to take a picture.
I can't believe how big he is getting!!! He turns 1 tomorrow!!! We are so excited for his b-day party!!
My favorite part was when he just sat with me and watched TV. He is so adorable and I feel so bad for his huge goose egg on his head. He fell last week and hit his head on their chair in their kitchen. Janelle said it used to be so much bigger than that. Poor little guy!!

Yesterday we had quite the blizzard!!! I was sent home from work early which I was more than ok about. I work out in Lehi and the storm was getting pretty bad so we all left early to make it home. I love the snow and it was so fun to cuddle up and watch the snow fall. It finally feels like Christmas!!!

So I know that was just a bunch of random pictures but that pretty much sums up what we have been up to. I figured I should probably get this post in before Christmas and I have that much more pictures. I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas!!!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Glitter Time!!!

I finished covering my pumpkins and gourds in glitter for my Thanksgiving center piece on our table. I think they turned out so cute!!! You should all try it! It is such a fun and easy way to add a little something to your holiday decor!!!

Never A Dull Moment!!!

Never a dull moment with Joel!!! It was our friend Toph's birthday on Thursday so a bunch of us went to PF Chang's for dinner to celebrate! After dinner Joel had this great idea to jump on top of one of the huge horses and take a picture. Ha ha it was awesome and everyone was laughing so hard. He is so fun to be married to because we are constantly laughing and having a good time no matter what we are doing!!!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Happy Halloween!!!

Happy Halloween!!! Yesterday we had a Halloween party at work! So many people dressed up and it was a blast. Everyone brought their families and we had pizza, pumpkin pie, desk-or-treating, and had a pumpkin decorating contest. It was so fun to see everyone dressed up in so many different costumes.

Below is a picture of some of the girls at the office. Some of the costumes were hilarious!
This was by far the scariest costume!!! He dressed up like the Joker from the new Batman movie. He looked exactly like him. All of the little kids were crying and screaming when he walked by them.
It was so fun that Joel could come and share all the excitement of Halloween!!
We had a pumpkin decorating contest and my team decorated our pumpkin like Dwight from The Office. We won third place!!

This team won first place. What a clever idea!!!

I think this pumpkin is so cute!!! I am totally stealing this idea to decorate my pumpkins next year!
Achmed the dead terrorist
Tonight we went to a Murder Mystery Party. We were Jacqueline Hyde and Joel was supposed to be Mr. Hyde but his character changed when we got there. I was a famous photographer that captured a picture of the Lake Blud Monster and made millions from my picture. We were told to wear browns, greens, and camo. It was such a fun night and I can't believe all of the Halloween festivities are over!! I am excited for the holidays to come though!!!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Girls Weekend!!!

On Thursday my mom came in town for the weekend!!! We had so much fun!! I took Friday off of work and we went to Gardner Village. This is probably our favorite place to come at Halloween time. If you don't know us very well we absolutely LOVE Halloween. Both of our places are decorated in Halloween decor from top to bottom!!! At Gardner Village they have all of these adorable witches all over. It is such a fun setting.

I love when my mom comes in town. We do all of the fun girl things!! She is really like a best friend and a sister to me since I am the only girl in my family. We went shopping, went out to dinner, watched chick flicks, I gave her a facial, and made crafts. We both love to do the same things so we have endless fun together!!!
Here are some pictures of the witches at Gardner Village. They are everywhere!!!

Witchy Poo!!!

We love witches so much that we decided to bring some home with us!!! These witches are so cute!!!
We made two things while she was here. We made these cute T's for Thanksgiving. We mod podged them with scrap book paper. They turned out so good and they are so easy to do!!!
My mom brought this H from home that she bought a few years ago to show me the cute idea. Our T's look just as good. It is such a fun and easy craft for every holiday!!!
We also bought fake pumpkins and covered them in glitter. They are so cute to decorate with and I can't wait to make more. I am going to make gourds and another pumpkin in browns and reds and make an adorable center piece for our table. I love decorating and it is even more fun to decorate with things that you can make too!!!
So as you can see we were way busy and had so much fun together!!! I can't wait for her to come back into town again. Thank you Dad for letting us have such a fun weekend!!!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Night Terrors!!!

On Saturday night we thought we would have a great time and go with our friends Toni and Pete to the Hee Haw Cornival. They have a corn maze, petting zoo, slides, and the Night Terrors. We thought it would be a really fun night full of Halloween activities. Unfortunately, in the first five minutes of being there I went down a slide that they built up with hay bails and plastic and twisted my ankle pretty bad. When I hit the bottom of the slide there was a dip at the bottom and my ankle bent backwards. So the rest of the night was spent hobbling through the night terrors, the haunted corn maze and forest, that they have. I was walking so slow that people kept catching up to us and we had to let them pass and then wait a little while so that we could still be scared as well. Haha oh what a night. I can look back and laugh about it, now that I am feeling better. I really wish I could rewind that night so that I could enjoy it because it was really fun other than that. We would have gotten more pics with Pete and Toni but my camera died right when we were taking one of the four of us :( Just be careful if you do go down that slide at Hee Haw because I wasn't the only one that got hurt. A lady earlier that day broke her leg going down that slide and her bone was sticking out. So I guess I was the luckier of the two!!!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

I Made This...

Last night I hung out with Toni and Janelle, while our husband's were at the priesthood session. We decided to have a craft night!!! We are always seeing things in the stores and wanting to make them. Janelle and I were at Gardner Village a couple of weeks ago and saw these cute picture frames for every holiday pretty much. Halloween, 4th of July, just normal decorative ones. We said to ourselves that those would be so easy to make. So last night we went to Roberts and got unfinished frames and scrap book paper and this is what we came up with!!! I think they all turned out so good!!! If anyone wants picture frames for the holidays or their home let me know! I will totally make you some. I wonder what our next craft project will be...

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Which girl are you most like on The Hills?

Everyone's got their favorite girl on the Hills, but which one are you actually the most like?

Sunday, September 7, 2008

August Update!!!

Here is an update for what we have been up to in August. The last week of August we went to Colorado to see my parents and Doug, Shauna, Jaden, and Bradli!!!! Bradli is adorable and I was so excited to meet my first niece!!!!! Jaden was so excited to show me his tricks on his skateboard. I think he might be the next Tony Hawk!!!He stands on his skateboard and then kicks it up. He is so cute!!

We tried going to a water park as a family but it was closed due to lightning so we went to the park instead where they were having a little carnival. Jaden loved his cotton candy!!

This is my favorite picture of all time!!! Jaden loves his binoculars and Joel asked him if he was going to use those to look at all the little girls and he said no the big girls. He is so funny. I told Jaden to check out the cheerleaders and he totally did. I was laughing so hard and all the little girls thought he was so cute and funny!!!
Cute Bradli!! Shauna dresses her so cute!
I love her pretty blue eyes!!!
Jaden had so much fun playing in all the colorful balls. He would have loved to stay there all day.

Joel, Jaden, and Doug. Best Buds!!

We went to Colorado on a Friday and then left for Mexico on Monday. My parents were able to go with us so that was so much fun. This is our annual trip to Mexico with Joel's family!! It is so chill and everyone can do there own thing and have their own relaxing trip!!! The second day we were there we went to a time share presentation so that we could get free food and drinks and a massage at the spa. Joel and I had a couples massage and it was so amazing!!! I am telling you if you haven't been to Cabo you really need to get there sometime!!!
My parents at the house they were trying to sell them at the time share presentation. Not a bad view!!!

They had all the towels folded so cool!!!
After the time share presentation we went to the Sky Pool. It is the highest pool at the Sunset Resort. The view was breath taking.

At the Sunset resort they take you around in these carts. The resort is built up on the entire hill so it would be a lot to walk.

Lover's Beach is behind us in this picture where we got engaged three years ago!!! I can't believe it has been three years. Time goes by so fast!!!

The sunset on the last night that we were there was beautiful!! The pinks and oranges were so bright.

I would say that pretty much sums up an amazing summer. Cabo twice in two months isn't half bad. Thank you Mark and Diane for an amazing week with the family!!!