Wednesday, July 30, 2008


Four random things I like about my husband:

1. He is really, really funny. He can make me laugh so hard!
2. He believes in me more than anyone, and because he does I believe in me.
3. He is super thoughtful and is always trying to make my life easier.
4. He works really, really hard and always gives 110%.

Four jobs I have had:

1. RA
2. Marketing Manager
3. Recruitment Coordinator
4. Admissions and Marketing

Four movies I have watched more than once:
1. The Holiday (my all-time favorite)
2. Enchanted (what's not to love about this one?!)
3. The Devil Wears Prada (love the sarcasm)
4. How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (a college fave)

Four TV shows I watch:
1. The Office
2. Friends re-runs ... maybe?
3. Okay I am totally drawing a blank. I really don't watch any TV ... ever ... except for The Office.
4. See #3

Four places I have been:
1. Europe
2. Mexico
3. Canada
4. Several States in the US

Four people who email me regularly:
1. Jeff
2. Everyone I work with :)!
3. Yissel
4. Jennica

Four of my favorite foods:
1. Fruit
2. Ice Cream (hey ... it counts as food!)
3. Cafe Rio
4. Chicken ... we eat it a lot at our house :)!

Four places I would like to visit:
1. Ireland and Scotland ... and England again!
2. Hawaii
3. Greece
4. Canada
I could go on and on ... we LOVE to travel!

Four things I am looking forward to in the coming year:
Planning a big vacation!!
Christmas ... I always look forward to the holidays!
3. Our 3rd anniversary! (Has it been that long?!)
4. My family living near by ... it will be crazy I'm sure!

Four People I tag:
1. Megan
2. Carolyn
3. Whitney
4. Kim

So fun!

Monday, July 28, 2008

For the Fam'

Family reunions are a strange phenomenon to me. I hadn't ever been to one before I met Jeff. Sure, my family got together to hang out ... but our idea of a "reunion" was a major holiday, copious amounts of amazing dessert, lots of shopping and bada-bing you have your self a reunion.

But the whole idea of, celebrating our ancestors, matching t-shirts and carefully planned activities was a new thing to me. We just had his reunion on Saturday at Cherry Hill Water Park. I thought it was pretty fun! It was SUCH a hot day, so being in the water was really nice. Now, I wouldn't recommend Cherry Hill on a regular basis, but for this activity it was great. We got to spend time with his family and hang out with some of our nieces and nephews. We were sad not everyone could come ... but appreciated that it was up our direction :)!

Here is us at the reunion ... please note my cool new suit!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Waterfalls, Footloose ... and food storage!

We didn't blog about our latest hike! We had to try out our new hiking shoes ... so off we went on Saturday morning. We decided we must have a thing for waterfalls because this time we hiked up to Timpanogos Falls (I'll admit ... when I am hiking I really like to end up at a destination ... and one that is cool in this heat is unbeatable!). It was beautiful ... beyond beautiful! First you come to a small fall ... it was fine, but nothing spectacular. Then a bit up the trail you come to this.

Amazing huh?! It was a really pretty hike too ... there were wildflowers everywhere! And our hiking shoes were a fantastic purchase - love them! Although, I will confess, I tried very hard not to get them too dirty :)! I'm such a girl...

That night Jeff took me to see Footloose at the Scera Theater. We used to go all the time, but we haven't for a while. I'm so glad we went! It was so fun and they did a great job! I'm not sure if it is watching the play on a blanket outside, drinking milkshakes or just being together ... but it was a fun night!

Now ... moving on to food storage (weird combo, I know)

Last night we went to a couple in our ward's house to learn about food storage. Food storage is something I find totally overwhelming. Jeff and I talk about it ... a lot ... but so far we haven't really done anything about it ... because we just don't know where to start. But the Sloans made it seem simple and doable. They gave a lot of good ideas and it was obvious how much they believe in what they are doing, which made it even better. They even made us all (5 couples total) dinner from their food storage. It was amazing! We ate way too much :)! Now we are totally gun-ho. I really never thought I would ever say that about food storage. But we both feel like it is something that is really important ... and usually promptings are given for us to follow. So we will try to keep you posted as we dive into this new world!

Random post ... but that's what is happening in our world.

Friday, July 18, 2008

I love that ...

Jeff was waiting for me when I got to the airport ... the best part of every trip is the hug waiting for me!

He had 2 dozen hot pink roses waiting for me ... so cute!

He just knew that Cafe Rio was the only place I wanted to eat dinner!

I'm a lucky, lucky girl!

(And my luggage arrived with me this time - yay!)

Monday, July 14, 2008

Unlucky Boston

So, I am in Boston/Maine for work. Normally I don't mind these trips - aside from missing Jeff it is fun to get to know people in the industry better and see new places. Luck has not been in our favor this time around though ...

First, we took a red eye flight - I thought this would give us more work and less travel time. Bad idea - don't ever do this! Jet Blue's did offer a shut eye kit (mine didn't help me get much shut eye ... but it is a cute concept).

They lost our luggage. Since we were on a red eye I wore sweats. Not conducive to a brunch meeting. So after filing a claim, I made a mad dash to get an outfit. Not cute, but it worked. Please keep in mind this meant I was also not wearing any makeup. Scary! I remedied that the best I could.

Then our GPS didn't work ... and we got very, very lost. Twice. Fortunately this is very common in Boston. So no one thought it was out of the ordinary at all.

We did successfully make it to our hotel in New Hampshire ... where they have an outlet mall right across the street!! Thank goodness! I got a couple of great deals! Nothing like a bit of shopping to put me in good spirits. The front desk ladies are also very nice and helpful. They gave me tons of free toiletries ... which brings me to my next point.

An update on our luggage: It was flown to LONG BEACH. That's right, folks. We flew to Boston ... but it landed on the OPPOSITE side of the country. It will be landing in Boston at 11:30 tonight (supposedly) and they are going to deliver it to us (again ... supposedly). This is why I bought an outfit tonight. Just in case.

I am very hopeful the rest of the trip will go better. And even if not (and my hair looks terrible) I will be wearing an adorable raspberry colored summer sweater :)! And I will have showered ... who could ask for anything more?

Monday, July 7, 2008

Most Amazing 4th EVER!

We had such a fun 4th of July weekend! First off ... we just love long weekends in general ... and to have a reason to have fireworks makes it even better. Here's a play-by-play of our fantastic weekend.

July 4th: We slept in ... for real. We never sleep in anymore - so it felt amazing! Then we made a huge pancake breakfast. Yum!

That afternoon we went shopping with Carla and Maddie (my aunt and cousin). We are so glad they live here now - it is fun to have them around!! We found a couple of good sales (which always makes us happy).

Then Jeff and I went to see "What Happens In Vegas" We were very pleasantly surprised! It was funny and fun. And the quotable lines after are good (always a plus). Our favorite is "If I could kill someone with my mind right now it would be you" It you haven't seen it - it's funny and cute.

That night we BBQ'd (with Carla and Maddie) and then walked around the Freedom Festival booths. And of course watched fireworks!! I love fireworks! Happy Independence Day!

Saturday: We went hiking up Battle Creek Falls. Skip this one. Half of it is a road. I totally don't hike on things my Envoy could cover in seconds. It was short and not super pretty - but it did get us out and about. Then we went and bought HIKING shoes. Yes you read that correctly ... I OWN hiking shoes. Amazing. (I even included a pic to prove it) But we are really in to this hiking thing. And it's something fun we can do together. Jeff's look cool ... but mine are cute. I picked out the two cutest pairs, tried them on and made a decision. Luckily they are comfy too!

To temper the fact that I own such shoes, I went to the spa for a couple of hours. Very, very nice and relaxing. I highly recommend spa-ing ... and fortunately Jeff is very supportive of this pastime.

Saturday night we went out to celebrate Jeff's job! We went to the Harvest at Thanksgiving. Skip that as well. The food was okay, but just okay. And with those types of restaurants we go for the experience as much as the food ... and it was SO not a dining experience. Our waiter was like 12, and there wasn't much ambiance. Then we walked around the free garden ... it was too hot to spend the time to walk around the big gardens ... we'll do that this fall! But they are so pretty!! Then we went out for ice cream!! Yum!

Then I mentioned I need a new swimsuit (for the family reunion coming up). So we went shopping and ran in to Carla and Maddie (shocking to find them at the mall). The sales lady was SO overwhelming. And there is a big emphasis on the SO overwhelming. She picked out this ridiculous looking suit. But I put it on (she was hovering so I felt obligated) and I loved it. But I was having a hard time pulling the trigger. To make a long story short Jeff bought it for me when I wasn't looking (Yes girls ... I do know exactly how lucky I am :)!!)

Sunday we were just lazy after church - love that! And we played some fun games with friends.

What a fun, fun weekend!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Congratulations to Jeff!!

So as many of you know Jeff started doing an internship the beginning of June, with hopes of it turning into a full time position. We weren't expecting anything to happen for a couple more months because he hasn't been there long ... and the internship was supposed to last until the end of summer at least. This morning they offered Jeff the full time position! We are both SO excited (and I am so proud!)!! This is a great opportunity ... and we feel so blessed!!

Congratulations to Jeff!!