Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Catching Up!

Well ALOT has gone on since I have blogged last and alot has happen that I have not blogged! So here I am repenting and trying to change my ways, so here is what you've missed!...
This is Michael and I on the way to Dallin & Britt's wedding! Oh boy, that morning was SO crazy! I couldn't find my temple recommend so we were calling the bishop all morning and then it turned out our old bishop hadn't sent our records over yet. Anyways, it was complicated! So that explains why my hair looks like that! :)
Here we are waiting for the lovely couple to come out!

Here is Joseph's with Brittany's bouquet! He was SO obsessed with them! He kept putting the flowers in every picture! Here is (almost) all the gang! Here are the flowers again! Little Zsa! So cute...with the flowers of course! (Thanks Joseph!)
Here's Britt waitin' for the happy couple! Gotta get the best shot!
AND HERE THEY ARE! :) Yep. I'm related to them! They looked so goregeous! Whoot Whoot!
And little Zsa again! There wedding was SO beautiful and so much fun! Unfortunately I was having too much fun and forgot to take pictures at the reception! Sorry. Look on Britt's page though!

So you must be wondering what the heck this picture is!!! :) This is my introduction picture to HALLOWEEN! This would be Jordan's costume! Unfortunately, he got too afraid so no one else saw it! Thank heavens for cameras! :) Anyways, but Halloween was really fun this year! Michael and I threw our First Annual Halloween Party! And a costume was required! We had so much fun planning it...(ok I did, but Michael enjoyed hearing about the plans!) And setting it up and seeing it all come together was so fun! I thought it turned out pretty well for our first Halloween Party!Here are some pictures of the big event!

Michael and I were Fred and Wilma Flinstone this year! It was SO much fun! I decided to make our costumes to save on money! But unfortunately I am not that good at figuring out how much fabric is needed so it ended up costing more than I expected...but the good news is if anyone needs some orange fabric, I am here for ya! :) It actually was a fun experience to try to work on my sewing skills!
My Little Cave Man! We dyed his hair back and then I went downstairs and I came back and THIS happened! He said it looked weird without his eyebrows be the judge! :)
Lindsay and Cody! They dressed up as eachother! Lindsay is pregnant so that explains the bump!
The centerpiece on the treat table!
Cody and Lindsay brought stuff to make Homemade Rootbeer! YUM! It was sooo good! And we had alot of fun playing with the dry ice! :) Ha ha.

This is our little island in our old kitchen! The bowl behind the rootbeer is punch Michael and I made! It was red and I got this cute idea on (love that website!) to do a jello hand in the punch! So we did a green hand so it would stand out!...Unfortunately, it did not work as planned. You couldn't really see the hand because the punch was too dark! Oh well. We'll know for next time! Other great news. See that ping pong table in the back! Well it was Michael's aunt and uncles but they did not want to come get it so when we moved we got to take it with us! Unfortunately, we probably won't be able to use it for years since we'll be living in apartments! And we're definitely not doing Michael's idea and using it for the kitchen table!
I made homemade Chili and (boxed) cornbread and we had lil' smokies!!! I love lil' smokies! I had never made them before but they were a big hit!
I am really proud of this! It' mint brownies! Michael and I made it together! :) He did the weird looking one on the left! :) But we were laughing so hard while we were decorating it! Plus they were yummy!
This is the treat table! I made (my favorite) rice krispie treats with mint chips!...try it. It's really good! And Britt Griffin the 1st brought that cake looking thing. It was really really good! Everyone loved it...I can't remember if it was spice of pumpkin but it was tasty!...Dangit. Now I want to eat some!
Preston and Tiana! (They are engaged!) I am pretty sure that was decided at our party! :) Ha ha. But Preston was "Tiana's Worst Nightmare" And he wore everything that Tiana hates! (i.e. jean shorts, socks with sandals, a puka shell necklace, a body armor shirt, and a jean shirt!) Ha ha. I thought that was really creative! And Tiana was Audrey Hepburn (is that how you spell that?)
An upclose of Michael and I! Michael made his club all by himself! He started making it in the morning out of a wrapping paper roll and paper machee' (I have no idea how to spell that!) But it wasn't drying quick enough so he stuck it in our OVEN! I thought for sure the house was going to burn down! I have to say thank you to Jordan who helped me spray paint my hair!...the next day it was a little redish but luckily it came out! Can you imagine if it didn't?!
Michael made my necklace for me while I did my makeup! He did a really good job!

Breana, myself, and Amanda. Breana was a cowgirl, because she bought boots to be one last year and hasn't worn them since! :) And Amanda was a fairy or a butterfly or something but at this point she had taken her wings off! :)
I HAD to put this picture on! When we went to Sunday dinner Michael's sister had let her kids wear their Halloween Costumes again so everyone could see them! This is our little niece Juliette! She was a ladybug! SO CUTE!

So Anyways, that is ALOT of what has been going on! I still have alot more but a girl can only spend so much time on the internet! But, I would like to say that everyone has been giving me alot of grief for not updating my blog for so long! But the last 6,239 times I have been on NO ONE has updated theirs! Come on now!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Tag...I'm It.....
1. Where did you meet? EFY. :)
2. How long did you date before you got married? Umm. We were friends for 2 1/2 months before we started dating and we got married about a year after we started dating!
3. How long have you been married? 3 Months! Michael rememebered, not me!
4. What does he do that surprises you? He is ALWAYS getting me flowers! It is so adoreable. And he always does it so I come home and they are waiting for me! Also, I have never met someone as hard working as him! He cannot just sit, he is always thinking about what he has to get done. He CANNOT relax until all the work is done.
5. What is your favorite feature of his? I really love his eyes, and his muscles. He's got a nice stomach and really nice arms. I like it all! :)
6. Does he have an annoying habit? When he talks on the phone to other people he talks SO loud. It is so obnoxious when we are in stores or something because everyone looks over to see the weirdo talking on his phone so loud. :)
7. What is your favorite quality of his? He is so cuddly! I just love it. Also, he is very giving. Whenever I do something nice for him he always wants to do something nice for me! That just makes me want to do something else nice back!
8. Does he have a nickname for you? Keeper, Toots, Spring Chicken, Love. I can't think of the rest but he has alot. Mostly Keeper though!
9. What is his favorite color? Um he likes wearing white, black, and blue. I think his favorite is black because he ALWAYS sees a car and says that would look so good in black!
10. What is his favorite food? I couldn't tell you. I am going to go ahead and say anything my dad makes. I have never seen anyone get so excited over food before but without fail, everytime he is excited when we are going to my parents house and my dad is cooking. Also, he likes EVERYTHING except mushrooms.
11. What is his favorite sport? Baseball, and wrestling. He wants our little boys to wrestle. I am still deciding. He also likes Volleyball, and Basketball. He's not a big football guy though.
12. When and where was your first kiss? I want to say August 18th? It was the night of our first date and we had just been friends up to that point so I thought we were on a "friend" date. Anyways, we both think that it is a bigger commitment to hold someones hand than it is to kiss and we had talked about it alot, so when he held my hand at dinner I was so shocked! (He was so scared because I got this weird look on my face and he thought I didn't even like him!) Anyways, so on the way home we were talking about how we had both liked each other and then we went to his parents house and they had this amazing view over the valley and we were just sitting in the back yard alone cuddling and then he went in! It was so perfect. I got the most amazing butterflies in the world!
13. What is your favorite thing to do as a couple? We are always just sitting on the couch talking or cuddling. We LOVE to cuddle but we can really have the longest conversation together talking about the most random things and just laughing our heads off! We also like to watch Friends together! Michael laughs so hard. And we love going out on dates together!
14. Do you have any children? No, nor will we anytime soon. :)
15. Does he have a hidden talent? Um, he does a really good cow impersonation! Ha ha. I'm not joking. Anyone in my family could tell you, it sounds so real. He is also a really good singer!
16. How old is he? 24!
17. Who said "I love you" first? He did! He surprised me and took me to Ensign peak! I was in a skirt and heels and he brought me some sweats and tennis shoes and socks! He told me at the top of the mountain! It was adoreable.
18. What is his favorite type of music? Oh gosh. He LOVES twangy country. Like all of the George Strait, Alan Jackson, stuff. Good stuff. But it gets old! :)
19. What do you admire most about him? He is just so giving and will do anything for anyone even if it's not convenient. He tries so hard to be a good husband and totally exceeds my expectations. I have honestly never met anyone like him, he's amazing!
20. Do you think he will read this? Not unless I pull it up and put it in front of him! :)

Britt tagged EVERYONE! So basically if you are reading this and haven't done this I tag YOU! :)

Saturday, November 22, 2008


This is long. If it bores you skip to my cookie cutter picture!!! :) Oh boy. So quick Overview for those of you who don't know...Michael and I are currently (until Wednesday) living in Colorado. He works out here for 2 weeks on and 2 weeks off and since i'm not working anymore (if you don't know this's a long one, you'll have to wait for it some other time!) I am going to be coming out with him. We live next to a little Bed and Breakfast in Grand Junction. We live above the 3 car garage that is a few feet away from the house. It's got a full kitchen. A full bath (including a jetted tub! And the jets actually work!) two beds and a sitting area. It works out just perfect for us. Anyways, we came out here last Tuesday and we were trying to find a place to live and we finally found this place and moved in Wednesday! It is absolutely perfect. So anyways, Thursday morning after Michael leaves I am sitting in front of this little gas thing that has fire in it. It's not a fire place though. I don't know the name of it and all the sudden I got SO sick. It was SO annoying to be out here and get sick and have to try and figure out everything with the insurance and where I could go! Anyways, long story short turned out I had a bladder infection (painful). So on Wednesday I got to come back to Utah and go with my sister and two sister in laws to the Carrie Underwood concert. It was SO amazing! Well on Thursday I was getting ready to come back to Colorado and felt really sick and so I went to my family dr. and turns out the antibiotic I had been using wasn't working because my bacteria was immune to it somehow. So I got different pills and I FINALLY got to talk to him about my chronic fatigue which turned out really good! He said he thought it would be really good for me to get a job in January! Yay! So keep your eyes peeled or let me know of any really good jobs you know of or used to do or something. Anyways, I keep getting off subject. Basically what I wanted to write about was my adventures TODAY, being back in Colorado. I had kind of gotten down from being sick out here all by myself and was kind of not really motivated but I was talking to Britt (Joseph's) about what she would do while Joseph was selling and she gave me some really good ideas! One of the things I thought was a really good idea was to make a list of what I wanted to get done so I was actually working toward something and not just dinking around. So I made my list and I woke up so motivated and energized this morning! The #1 thing on my list to get done is to go to the gym! Michael and I just joined at Gold's before we left and so I was so excited to hear that there is one out here! So I woke up this morning and ate 3 eggs for breakfast (gotta get that protein!) and did a few things around the house and figured out what to wear to the gym (I didn't really come prepared so I had to make do with what I have!) and ate some tuna and a pickle (They are SO good!) for lunch. Anyways, i'm getting ready to walk out the door and all of the sudden I am just not feeling so good. I lay down and after a while I am feeling better so I get up and get the directions for how to get to the gym off the internet and by the time I get that all figured out I am feeling sick again. This time when I layed down my head was spinning (ya know, like after you've been to an amusement park and your body thinks it's still on rides) So before I know it I am super nauscious and dry heaving like no other. Basically long story shortER (Sorry I know this is long) I DID NOT make it to the gym! I am SO disappointed! At this point I sort of hate my body! If anyone wants to trade I would be more than willing!!! So I will go to sleep and hope that I will wake up feeling much better and get my list done for tomorrow! I already picked out my cookie cutters and everything!!! (They're cool huh!!!)

So anyways, I have a ton of pictures to put on here and alot to catch you up on so I will try to get on tomorrow and get that whole business figured out but I just wanted to get on and update for today!!! (If anyone can tell me how to add the list of friends that is normally like how everyone else has it that would be great! I don't know why my list is on the top left!!! Help!)

Also, I am SO excited for Thanksgiving!!! Whoot Whoot!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Lot's a Celebratin' Goin' On! :)

My family started a new tradition this year! We decided to meet the boys downtown after the Priesthood Session and have dinner as a big group! We went to Olive Garden (tradition!) Everyone but Breana was there! (Silly Breana.) :)

Britt and Joseph

Mom and Dad

And somewhere there is a picture of Dal and Britt!...Sorry! I swear I took one! Somehow it got deleted! (New camera! Not that great with it yet! :) This is all the girls before the boys came! We were all so starving when we got there!...ok...I was! :) It was SO delicious and so much fun! It has been awhile since we have all been out for dinner together! It was Mom's birthday Oct. 6th so we got our crazy waiter to sing some italian song. It was pretty crazy!
Here he is...Yes I know, I managed to get a picture of our waiter but not Brittany and Dallin. Horrible I know.
Here dad is cutting the cake...I know. Shocking right! A Griffin with food?! :) We can't help it!

I took this picture because Michael always makes fun of me for getting food all over my face EVERYTIME I eat. I don't know why. This is after a real live bite. No photoshopping involved. If anyone knows where I can take food etiquette classes let me know. Michael will probably give it to me for Christmas...He will spare no expense!!!

Here is me and my love bug. This was my favorite picture! Precious right?! :) Gotta love him.

So 0n Sunday we had Michael's family over for dinner. We wanted to have them over plus they just moved back into their old house and things are still in boxes everywhere so we wanted them to be able to relax and enjoy a nice meal! We made Steak, Mashed Potatoes, Peas and Corn, and Jello with Pineapple and Mandarin Oranges with Cool Whip on top! And for Dessert I made brownies with homemade mint and chocolate frosting! SO GOOD! It really was a good meal and it was fun to get together and laugh. We had some good times!Here's Dilbert and Michelle standing at the bottom of our stairs! Daniel for some reason likes to lay on our floor!

Daniel & Mary Lyn!

Me and the Light! :) I almost hit my head on that thing alot!
So I was trying to put the chocolate frosting over top the mint but the mint hadn't dried yet so I couldn't finish without making it a disaster! So I had to stop. Meanwhile this is what the brownies looked like. Too bad, I know.

We got bored and started playing with the frosting! (I don't know how to turn this picture!) Sorry.
I guess I have a weird face when i'm concentrating on frosting brownies! Mmm Mmmm Good! :) The night was a success! I still need to post Breana's birthday pictures from last night!...SO fun! But Michael keeps telling me I have to go to bed and my eye lids are agreeing! Til next time!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

So Michael & I have been married for one month now!!! Whoot whoot! So we thought it was a good idea to start a blog to keep everyone updated! So I thought i'd start from the beginning!!! Well...sort of the beginning. THE ENGAGEMENT!!! :)
Michael & I had been talking about possibly getting married, and had looked at rings a few times, so I knew it was coming but I had no idea WHEN it was going to happen! Anyways, so Michael took me out one night to one of my favorite restaurants...Asian Star! (The Walnut Shrimp is AMAZING) and then he took me up to a spot we had been with a big group up in the mountains, kind of by the point of the mountain! We pulled up and there was this huge bon fire blaring! (His brother & Sister had got it going for Michael!) We sat in the back of the truck with blankets and Michael pulled out this cooler asking if I wanted dessert! He pulled out my favorite juices, and a box of chocolates!
Looks pretty good huh?! :) Well I opened the box of chocolates and the first chocolate I pulled out was HUGE! After I pulled it out I realized what it was! (The ring box!)It is the one in the middle of the box...I couldn't even tell! Anyways, I didn't know what I was supposed to do with it so I put it up to my mouth slowly waiting for Michael to stop me, so I kind of brushed my teeth against it and then I just handed it back to him! At first he couldn't get it opened because it was too hard...:) so he put it by the fire and the chocolate melted a little bit and then he opened it up!
And the rest is history! So here are some more pictures from the most amazing night ever!!! :)

This is Michael leaving his house before the night! :) He's so cute!

This is before all the excitement began!!! :) As you can was SO cold!
This is the fire!...This was when we were almost ready to leave so it was really died down!

We were trying to get a picture with the view in didn't really work that well! But I still love this picture! Isn't he just adoreable!?!

Here is my ring! I LOVE it! It is perfect! He did good! :)

Here I am showing off my bling!...yes I know i'm a nerd!

Ah! So fun!

Ah ha ha ha ha! I LOVE this picture! (Yeah, I know...I love alot of them!) What?! I Love him!!!
When I took the ribbon off of the chocolates I put it around his neck! Ha ha. He is a nerd too! I love it! :)

This was at Michael's parents house after the fact!!! :)