Sunday, November 22, 2009

As I was looking at for the Visiting Teaching Message, I came across this video. (Yes, I am doing V.T. like the last week of the month...I am repenting) I always try to watch these little videos. I thought this was a great video to get in the Thanksgiving Spirit! Hope you enjoy it! Watch it here! I am so grateful for lots of things in my life! The first would definitely be:


He is seriously the most amazing husband ever. I have had so many changes happen within the last year and he has been right by my side through it all. He is such a goof ball, and so much fun. He always takes time out of his busy schedule for me and takes such good care of me. There is no one I would rather have by my side through thick and thin then him. It is so funny because we are SO different but it really is like 2 halves make 1 whole!
He is such a hard worker and would do anything for me. This has been an amazing year and I love you babe! Thanks for being such a good hubby!"I love you not only for who you are, but for who I am when i'm with you."
I'm also really grateful for GOOD FRIENDS: I don't know about you guys...but for me they don't come around too often. This is my friend Jo Nelle. She has seriously been such a blessing in my life. She is the cutest thing ever and we always have so much fun together. I am so lucky to have such an amazing friend! (P.S. She is 30 with 2 kids! She looks amazing! I am way jealous of her skin!)
I am also grateful for an amazing SISTER. I am especially sad because now she is moving to stupid Texas!...but i'm so proud of her and glad that she found such a great guy to be with! I know he'll take good care of they have my blessing! Thanks Dillan for all the great times and i'm sure there will be many more ahead!
P.S. For Breana's Wedding pictures click here
Britt already has them posted! But my camera was dead of course! Even though I made sure to bring brand new batteries! Dumb camera!

Anyways, i'm also Grateful for Great Adopted Sisters!
Britt & Britt are absolutely amazing.
They are the most fun, supportive, loving, crazy sisters ever. There is never a dull moment when you get us together. I am pretty sure Joe's family thought we were crazy flinging ourselves around the dance floor but we have so much fun together! I am grateful that they are easy to get along with and that I just love them!
This is going to sound really weird...but i'm actually really grateful for my calling. Michael & I have both been called to teach the Gospel Doctrine class. We teach separately, which was really hard for me in the beginning. But i've learned, and grown so much through these last few months. I really think it helps me be a better person!

I'm also really grateful that we can not feel too bad to complete gorge ourselves full of Turkey and everything amazing for one day! Cannot wait for the big day! Yum. I am getting hungry just thinking about it!
I hope each of you have an amazing Thanksgiving this year! I am counting down the days so I can start my Christmas Decorating! (Michael says not till after Thanksgiving!) :)
Until Next Time...

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


It is so much fun! I absolutely love making cakes!  I cannot wait until I actually start the Culinary Program at UVU.  Until then, i'll just have to keep playing with things and figuring out some fun new things!

Breana's Bachelorette Party

Well as many of you know, the days are slipping away until Breana's wedding! Us girls decided to get together and throw her her last HORAH! :) We went to Red Robin for dinner and made sure she was all decked out! We did a Bachelorette Party Scavenger Hunt and one of the things was to make a veil of toilet paper! :) She was a good sport!
Britt & Ashley!
The other Britt & Amanda
The Scavenger Hunt List! :)
Breana Proposed to this guy! Ha ha ha. I think it made his week!
The gang!
Scrooge put $20 bucks down Britts shirt! Oh la la! You should have seen Dallin's face when we told him Britt had a guy put money down her bra! Ha ha.
Nothing to do with the Bachelorette Party. But I had to stop and get a pic with Alvin & The Chipmunks! Love them!
I'm not quite sure who this kid is. We were taking pictures, and he said I wanna be in the picture...i'm Black. Uh, I don't get it either. Breana told 10 people they were sexy!
We went back to Britt & Dal's Condo for Margarita's (Virgin) and crazy fun! :) Too bad the Margarita's were freaking sour. I don't know if they were supposed to be like that but it made my belly hurt! :)
We decorated in pinks! Britt and I spent forever doing the ceiling and then it kept falling down! :) Dangit. It was fun while it lasted! Thanks for all of your help Britt & Britt! It couldn't have done it without you both!
Girls last night out!
Bow Chica Wow Wow!
I wanted to make a fun cake! I googled Bachelorette Cakes and i'm sure you can all imagine what came up! I decided I couldn't bring myself to make something like that so I went for the Girl Lingerie! :) It turned out pretty good! I was really rushed trying to initially frost the cake so it was a little lumpier than I would have liked but I am still real proud! :)
Breana spanking Breana with her Good Girl/Bad Girl Wand.
The gang!

We danced and were just so hyper and had so much fun!
On Sunday we celebrated Britt's Birthday! We are so grateful to have her in our family! She is so much fun and brings so much joy into our family! There is never a dull moment. She is very sincere and such a good friend! Love ya Britt! Hope you have an amazing birthday this year!
Joseph is such a nerd!

I've still got lots to catch up on! But here is a small glimpse into our life!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Tonz of Fun in the Sun!

Well hello! It has been a long time yet again! :) Whoopsie. But I promise to make this a nice long post! Alot has been going on, I have been thinking about our blog alot but I just haven't gotten enough time! Dangit. But here is what's been going on in our part of town! :) Michael's brother Johnny and his wife Kelly came for a visit this summer! (They have lived the last year in Texas!) It was the first time in awhile the fam has been together! It was so much fun to spend time and have the whole family there!

Michael took the camera and then asked if I WANTED ONE! (While holding the baby) He just happened to get my death look on film.
This is a pic of all of the grandkids. It took so much time to get them to hold still long enough!
This is Gavin! He is such a doll. He will put Dustin's binky in his mouth but if no one is watching he will just take it out (even if Dustin is crying) until someone was watching! :) So funny.
Gavin. Such a cutie.
This is Tiana. She is such a beautiful girl. She has such a spunky personality!
This is the Original Fam!
Dustin. It was so fun to be around a little baby!...Hint Hint to two specific girls named Brittany. :)
I'm sure by now you guys know Juliette! :)

I wasn't joking about the binkie!
Holdin Dustin!
As most of you probably know, my family takes turns cooking on Sundays! It has made for many a wonderful meal! Michael and I made one of my absolute favorites! Kabobs! Not just any kabobs, steak, chicken, and shrimp! Yum!
Dad displaying the goods.
I know right. Amazing.
Mom at dinner. We also grilled pineapple! Dad had the idea to roll it in brown sugar so we did half and half. Michael and I decided from now on we will always roll it in brown sugar! Mmm Good!
And then we made Mint Brownies with Andee's Mint Chunks! Let's just say we all gained like 30 pounds after that day!
Michael has been on this crazy eating healthy phase. I guess it is a good thing. He found this halibut recipe online that was supposed to be really healthy and really wanted to make it. By the time we both got home and started making it we realized it had to marinade for 2 hours. Poor Michael had his little heart set on making his good healthy dinner so we just snacked and had a way late dinner so he could still make it!
Britt A and I have made a goal to make time to re kindle our friendship! So I went up on day and we laid out and chatted! It was so much fun. There is nothing better than a good friend and some nice warm sun!
Michael and Dallin joined us for some donut falls hiking!
We figured we probably burned like 10 calories on our hike so we needed to get our blood sugar back up.....LEATHERBY'S! Dallin may have gone a bit overboard! He really did eat almost all of that! CRAZY!
Michael and I shared a brownie thing. It was pretty good...but Michael was still hungry! Luckily, Dallin had a few bites he shared with him!
24th OF JULY!
We weren't sure if Michael was going to be able to make it! :)
Luckily he did!
We played some hilarious games of Volleyball! That is like my new favorite thing! If anyone ever wants to play just say the word! :) We had so much fun and laughed so hard!

For fireworks after we all grabbed chairs to bring down to the street...What do ya know. Here comes dad rolling down the driveway in Zsa's chair! Silly dad. We all had a good laugh about it. He had Todd Tolbert convinced he was seriously injured!
Yay for America!
Me and Britters!
So Britt and I had plans to do anothe session of laying out but we had to cancel our plans. It ended up being amazing though because instead I got to go watch her and Dal take wakeboarding lessons from a pro! Getting a tan is way better in a boat!:) Thanks for letting me tag along. It really was alot of fun.
Before we headed out!
So I got to give a little shout out to my work buddy Scott! Whoot whoot! Michael and I were in Bountiful getting my Mazda worked on and we got some hunger pains! Luckily I remembered Scott and Tina always talking about an amazing Mexican Restaurant in Bountiful! Let me just tell you people...AMAZING! I think it was called Loreana's! It was SO good. Better than Red Iguana, better than any Mexican Restaurant. And the best part was that it was way inexpensive! It was like $6 and that was almost the most expensive thing on the menu!
The 2nd Best thing! The Size of the plates!

Just a little tidbit in case you didn't notice! Almost all of our pics were the right way this time! I might be getting the hang of this after all! :)

Alot has been going on in our lives! It has been full of excitement, fun, and tonz of laughter! I am so blessed to have such amazing family and friends!

20th Birthday!
1 Year Anniversary!

Until Next Time...