Thursday, December 16, 2010

What would I be....

I found this out there in the big blog world and thought it was fun. You can kind of get to know me better with this so enjoy!

If I were a month, I'd be October.
If I were a day of the week, I'd be Friday.
If I were a time of the day, I'd be 4 pm.
If I were a planet, I'd be Earth.
If I were a sea animal, I'd be a dolphin.
If I were a direction, I'd be North.
If I were a piece of furniture, I'd be a chaise.
If I were a liquid, I would be grape juice.
If I were a gemstone, I would be Ruby.
If I were a tree, I would be a Christmas tree.
If I were a tool, I would be a nail gun.
If I were a flower, I would be a Calla lily.
If I were a kind of weather, I'd be 85 degrees with a very slight breeze.
If I were a musical instrument, I would be a baby grand piano.
If I were a color, I'd be red.
If I were an emotion, I would be excited.
If I were a fruit, I'd be a peach.
If I were a sound, I'd be the sound of the ocean.
If I were an element, I would be platinum.
If I were a car, I'd be a BMW 335i xDrive Sedan.
If I were a food, I'd be Tomato Basil soup from Zuppas.
If I were a place, I'd be Rockefeller Center.
If I were a material, I'd be cashmere.
If I were a taste, I'd be sweet.
If I were a scent, I'd be something tropical.
If I were an animal, I'd be a Yorkie.
If I were an object, I'd be a book.
If I were a body part, I'd be a hand.
If I were an expression, I'd be a smile.
If I were a song, I'd be "Love Like Crazy" by Lee Brice.
If I were a pair of shoes, I'd be a boot.

If I don't post until after Christmas I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas!!!!!



Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Shanty2Chic's Giveaway

If you are thinking about purchasing a Silhouette machine any time soon head over to There is a great giveaway for a Silhouette Machine. They posted on the blog many different things that it does. It is such a cool machine! Good luck to all who enter!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Busy Busy BUSY!!!!

WOW! 3 blog posts in one night. That is pretty good.

Well life really has not slowed down. I guess I decided I am super woman and do too much sometimes. My cousin and I have started a business and we get together with a group of women once a month and have them either make a project, cards, or scrapbook pages. It has been a ton of fun, but at the same time I am exhausted some weeks. Here are some fun things that we have made the past few months.

Halloween box for either candy or a box of tissues

General, Fall, Thanks, Birthday, and Christmas cards
Scrapbook page
Cute flap that we put on it

Tag on inside of flap. Pull it out for journaling

Whole Page

If you are interested in coming we would LOVE to have you the more the merrier. So just let me know and I will get you info.

Then I made this fun wreath. I got the idea from the most talented Kami. She is so amazing. Find some fun ideas from her here.

I love how it turned out! Thanks for the idea Kami!

Then I also put together this Thanksgiving calendar. Every day in November Ryan and I have been putting down something we are thankful for. This really has helped us get into the spirit of Thanksgiving. It was a fun project and I am happy with how it turned out. I found it off of a blog that I ran across and loved it. So of course I had to do it! Again this lady has the cutest ideas. See her blog here.

Finished product

Well that is why I have not posted for a very long time. Between work, scouts, time with Ryan, the monthly home gatherings that my cousin and I do, and a little time to read I do not have much time to do anything else. However, life is good and I am happy. That is all that matters. Hopefully, I will be better at blogging. But I am not making promises quite yet!

Great Shopping

Look what I got for just $2.14!!!!! Can you tell I am very excited! I usually can not brag about my grocery shopping, but I did good this time! I LOVE good deals!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Visiting Ashley and Scott

So now that I am finally blogging again I have so much to catch up on. So I will be posting blogs hopefully more often until I am caught up. Back in September we went to Pennsylvannia and had such a fun time seeing everything back there and of course going to visit Ashley and Scott. Unfortunately, Scott was on an away rotation so we did not see him much.

We flew in to Philly and we stayed in Philly the first night (since we got in at about 11:30 at night). The next morning we went around historic Philladelphia and saw the Liberty Bell, Benjamin Franklin's bruial plot and much more. It is a fun little town and I am glad I finally got to see the Liberty Bell. That put a check mark next to something I have wanted to do for awhile. Then we drove to Hummelstown (the city that Ashley lives in). It is right next to Hershey and it is such a cute city! I love it there and I guess I can see why a part of them would love to stay there.

Liberty Bell

Cute sign in Hershey! Such a charming town!

The next day we went to Hershey Park. They have so fun rides and it was fun seeing the cute town of Hershey. Their lamp posts have Hershey Kisses on them. So cute! We went to Chocolate World right after and it honestly smelled like chocolate heaven there.

Hershey Park

Where Chocolate Ave meets Cocoa Ave
This was in Hershey Park, but all the streets are named after something to do with Chocolate.


The next day Ash had to go to work. So Ryan and I ventured to NYC. I have never been there and it has always been a dream to go there. So I was so very excited. Ryan did not like driving there. I don't blame him; it was a bit scary. We got a hotel there and stayed there two nights. We stayed in Times Square. It was so fun to see Times Square, walk down 5th Ave (I have wanted to do that since I was a little girl), walk in Central Park, see the view from the top of the Rockafeller Center, see the Statue of Liberty, go to Mary Poppins, see the Empire State Building, experience buying purses on Canal Street, riding on the subway, and visiting ground zero. Such a good time. Even though my feet hurt pretty bad from all the walking and it was very very very hot. The smell in the subway and over the opening in the streets I could do without as well. But other than that I LOVED it! Ryan was not much of a fan. He likes more relaxing trips not walking around all of NYC. We did have to squeze a lot in, but we did it and I am very happy.

Of course Times Square

Rockefeller Center

Central Park

Top of Rockefeller Center
Mary Poppins Broadway Show

Then we headed back to stay with Ash again. Ryan started not feeling to well the day we left NYC and got to Ash's. So Ash and I went to an Amish town called Intercourse. It was quite entertaining to be in a town with that name.

They do buggy rides, but we did not take one.

They have parking spots for buggys.

Kind of blurry, but this is a scooter with big wheels. Quite the invention
It was really pretty there. This is how a lot of Pennsylvania was. Cornfields all over. Love it!
The next day Ash got a migraine (booooo). So she stayed home and Ryan and I went to Gettysburg. That was such a cool experience. It is amazing to think that we were standing on a hill were many many many fallen soldiers once laid. Such a sad thing that happened there. I am so glad I got to go see and and learn more about it. I am not much of a history person, but when you are actually there it makes it more real. So I might just have to pick up a book or too on the battles that happened in Gettysburg. That night we went out with Scott and Ashley at a restaurant right there in Hersey/Hummelstown.

My cute husband

WWI and WWII Tombstones

Civil War Tombstones

Then on Saturday Scott did not feel once again someone got left behind. Ashley, Ryan and I went to Washington DC. I LOVED it there. There is so much to do there and I wish we would have had more time. We went up Washington Monument, the White House, Lincoln Memorial, WWII Memorial, Vietnam Memorial, the Holocaust Museum, the capitol building and only one of the Smithsonian buildings. We went and saw the first ladies dresses in the American History building. All of these buildings are free and so it would be so awesome to live there and have all these things to do for free. It was awesome to be there and I am so glad we were able to go.

Washington DC

Washington Monument
White House

We were there on September 11th. So the flags were all up only half way.

WWII Memorial


Lincoln Memorial

The next day we had to go home. I was so so so sad to leave. I was looking forward to sleeping in our own bed. (I am a bit like the princess in the Princess and the Pea. I really can only sleep in my own bed.) However, I did not want to leave Ash. It was so fun being with her and I love having her around. I just wish we did not live a country apart from each other. Fingers crossed one day they will come back!!

Monday, August 9, 2010

You're Invited!

Close to My Heart Open House!

We are so excited to be starting an adventure with Close to my Heart!
My cousin, Chelsea, and I are going to have two open houses to celebrate. We are going to show everyone the great projects and products we have to offer. Scrapbooking, card making, gift ideas, crafts, home decorating projects, and much more!
Come make a card/gift tag, try out some of the great products, and enter to win the drawing! It will be so much fun. Even if you do not think you are a crafty person, come check us out and we will show you how! Everyone is invited and bring your friends! Hope to see you there.
Stop by the open house that is closest to you or the best day for you!

Thursday, August 19th from 6-8 pm
My house
2053 N 2000 W
Farr West, UT 84404

Saturday, August 21st from 10 am-2 pm
Chelsea's house
2917 W 2075 S
Syracuse, UT 84075

If you need directions to either, please let us know! Thank you for your support!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Busy Year

I can not believe how long it has been since I have posted. There has been so much going on. Right now we are trying to paint and plaster two different rooms in our house. This is while we both work more than 40 hours a week. I love it though. We have been having so much fun and loving life.

We had a great Easter and Ryan was so thoughtful and got me a cute basket full of goodies and a movie and scrapbook stuff. He is so cute! I just love him. I got him a massage that he just barely used yesterday. It took him forever to take the time to get it!

Of course, Ryan can't take a normal picture. I guess that tells you I take too many pics.

A few weeks later we decided to go on a road trip. We would just drive until we were done driving. We made it to Boise and thought we would go further the next day, but we were pleasantly surprised with Boise and decided to stay there. It was quite relaxing and then on the way back we went and took pictures of both the Boise and Twin Falls Temples. That was so fun to go see them and take pictures. We came home on a Sunday so we did not get to go in at all, but it was fun to see them and be on the temple grounds.

The next adventure we did was volunteer at the Ironman in St. George. It was such an awesome experience. It was really hard because we stood in the same spot for about 8 hours and it was hot and we got fried by the sun. However, watching those people cross the finish line after they had been going for 14 hours or more was incredible. They had just swam over 2 miles, biked 112 miles, and then ran a marathon. Absolutely amazing. My mom, Ryan, and I were "Pointers" for the bikers. We would show them were they needed to go next. My dad worked in the medical tent at the finish line. Then on Sunday we started home, but on the way home we went to the St. George Temple to take more pictures and just go be by the temple.

Our official title was "Pointer"
We are very tired
I have no idea why Ryan was looking at me that way. He looks so mean, even though he isn't. I look really tired though. We were so sunburned.
Another picture with Ryan being goofy!
My cute parents!
I love this picture with the flag.

Mothers Day was really good. I have such an awesome mother! She is always there for me and has always been supportive of all my hopes and dreams. I love her so much and am so blessed to have her as a mother. Ryan's mom passed away over 5 years ago and we miss her so much every day. She was such an amazing woman. She was so strong and full of courage during all her hard times. She was so thoughful and caring towards others. I am also grateful for my grandma's and Ryan's grandma. They are so awesome and they are supportive of Ryan and me in everything we do. I love them all.

My momma and me
My mom's mom
My dad's mom

My dad's side of the family participated in the Ogden Marathon again. We had 10 people do the 5k (that included me, it was my first 5k). We had 18 people run the half marathon and Ryan was one of those. He did so good. I was so proud of him. He barely trained because his work was killing him the weeks before the marathon, but he did really well. Then my dad and two uncles ran the full marathon. It was a lot of fun and I was impressed by how well everyone did. I really wanted to get more pictures of Ryan before I posted, but that has not happened yet. There are a lot better ones out there. Here is what we have so far.

My cousin and I running in

Ryan running in
Ryan again
My dad running in
Trying to stay busy

My uncles running in. Also marathon runners

Dad and brother. We have a family one, but I don't have that one yet either. I am slacking.

On June 3rd Michelle had her baby and he is so precious. I went up to Idaho to see him on the 6th and had so much fun holding him and just watching him. Michelle and Kerry are such cute parents and little William is in good hands with them.

Ryan's great grandpa died the next weekend and it was really sad to watch him go. He was such a fun spirited man and we will miss him terribly. This brought all of Ryan's family to town and it was a very busy week and weekend. We celebrated Dominic's birthday while Joe was here and had a dinner and cake and ice cream. It was a lot of fun.

I look HORRIBLE in this picture, but I like it with us and the birthday boy!

Father's day was the next weekend. I have such an awesome dad and I love him so much. He is a great example to me and I am so blessed to have someone always there to talk to if I need to talk. We had to just sent Ryan's dad a gift in the mail since we had just seen him the weekend before and we got to see him then. I also have great grandpas! They are such awesome men and I look up to all of them. Again, I am grateful for the great examples they are to me of how a good person should be.

Ryan and me with my dad. Ryan looks really good here (I think).

Mom's dad
Dad's dad
I had to put both on there, because Joey looked better in one and Ryan looked better in the other.

On June 26th my uncle got married in California. So I took a road trip with my mom, grandma, and cousin. It was a lot of fun, but very tiring and it was a lot of driving in a short amount of time. The wedding was wonderful and Walneda's (my uncle's wife) family are the nicest people EVER! I have never met total strangers that were so loving and open people. It was a lot of fun to met them.

So cute. We have a family one too, but I do not have it yet.

We visited the temple while we were there too.

Lastly, Ryan had a birthday on the 12th! I love him so much. He makes me so happy and I am so happy I get to be his wife. This year I got him a camera. He was so excited. He has wanted one for so long. I love giving him surprises!

Happy Birthday Ryan! I love you so much!

I am going to try and be better at posting. I am horrible. I just need to stay on top of it!