Monday, December 31, 2012

Tea Party


To celebrate Elizabeth coming into the family we had a lovely tea party! We poured milk from the tea pots and stirred in strawberry Nesquick,  and then we ate red velvet cupcakes.  It was so fun to watch the little girls get so excited about drinking their "tea" and being fancy!  After reading a fancy nancy book, doing nails, and playing games it was time for pictures. I set up a fun photo booth for the girls, complete with boas, gloves, pearls, and crowns!  It was such a fun afternoon :)

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Halloween!


Tyler and I aren't big Halloween people but we still enjoyed our Halloween this year.  We spent our time down at the beans house! Carillisa makes homemade Chili and Spudnuts (donuts.)  It was a fun evening. I wasn't feeling so great and so I wasn't very exciting but we still had a great time!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Corn Belly Sneetches


For date night we headed out with the Lees to go to Corn Belly's in Lehi..   If you can see, the corn  maze was super lame.  The corn was short and thin. I guess we should have gone earlier in the year. Aside form the corn maze they had a lot of other fun things there. Josh LOVED the pumpkins!
Along with our fun date night I got my haircut from Jenny.  After dying my hair blond a couple times my hair was really suffering. So we chopped it off and now I have a fun cut to help me wait while I grow my hair out.

Friday, October 12, 2012

PCS


For our anniversary get away we spent our time up in Park City!  We spent our second day shopping and relaxing.  We had a ton of fun!  Tyler bought a new sweater but other than that we didn't even buy anything. We just enjoyed out time being away and together!  Oh we did buy the movie "Baby Mamma!" This movie is one of my favorites. OH so funny!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

NACHOS!!


Tyler and I went on a get away over fall break to celebrate our ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY!!! We went to Park City and had a wonderful time. I loved it! The first night while we were there we went to Bandits Grill on the old Main St. Oh my heavens it was delicious! I pretty much just filled up on the nachos instead of my main dish. I can tell I am going to crave these!
After our delectable dinner we picked up a movie and treats, and then headed back to our condo for a cozy movie night!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Pumpkins


Instead of carving pumpkins we painted pumpkins with the millers!  My pumpkin didn't turn out how I originally envisioned it, but oh well. Tyler and Kali made awesome pumpkins which I sadly don't have pictures of. They made an angry bird and a pig!  That is all I have to report for the day!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Sticky Web Design


In my web design class we started the process with just getting our ideas out. We wrote down everything we wanted on sticky notes and then we would organize from there.  This class was interesting and I enjoyed it but overall it was a pain in the rear end!

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Potted Garret


Spending that day with family on Sunday was great. There were kids everywhere!! It was a good thing that we had  beautiful weather to allow the kids to spread out throughout the yard.  This cute guy found Jenny's flower pot and decided to get comfy. What a sweetheart!

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Crash Conference



This was supposed to be a great outing with my sisters and my mom. I got tickets to go to the Relief Society conference on and I was excited to go. We stopped at Zupas in Draper on the way up. DeAnna had never been there and I love the food :)  After eating our lovely food we were ready to head to Salt Lake.
We rounded a bend on our way to Salt Lake when all of a sudden traffic had completely stopped. Mom slammed on her brakes and swerved into the emergency lane. We had stopped without hitting anyone. Before I could even take a breath the car behind us slammed into the car in front of us. The car in the very back didn't even put on their breaks so when they hit the car behind us the car when shooting forward. There were cars flying everywhere!
Once it was safe I jumped out of the car and started towards the cars to see who was hurt. Most everyone was okay but one woman was pretty beat up. She had to go in the ambulance.  She will be okay but she was still pretty hurt.
After filing reports we were allowed to go.  We weren't sure how to get out cause we were surrounded by cars but we made our way out as the cop kicked chunks of car pieces to the sides.
We hurried along and we were lucky enough to make it to the conference center in time for the RSC. It was great! We missed the first talk but the rest was wonderful.  Singing in the conference center is probably my favorite! The whole time we were all just a little shaken about how lucky we really were. We were so lucky!

After the conference we went shopping and headed home for some Italian Sodas!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Kali is 13!


My adorable niece Kali turned 13 today.  I can't believe she is 13 already!  We had a birthday party for her tonight. The girls made those awesome cupcakes above.  The cupcakes are flamingos,hippos, and alligators; how cute is that?  We also set up the PS3 and played just dance. It was so much fun. I am a horrible dancer but I didn't do too bad, and I had fun in the process. After playing my arms started to get sore.  I am out of shape! If playing "Just Dance" for a about an hour makes my arms tired, I need to do something to change it.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Liam


Last Saturday before we go together with all us friends, Cheryl and Clarke came over to take pictures of their little family. We ran out of time so I only got pictures of Liam and a few of Cheryl and Liam but I think they turned out so cute.  Look how cute he is, and his awesome hair on top.  So much fun :)  I have been editing a few today and am really excited to finish the shoot!

Monday, September 24, 2012

El Worko!



Today was a long day! I went to work around 1:30 and didn't leave til around 7:30.  It was a long day. Good, but long!  Considering we spend about as much time (in Tyler's case, more) of our time at work I thought I would do a post on our desks. The top picture is a picture of half my desk. I have papers all over my desk on a regular basis. It is completely organized but I am in the middle of working at the moment so it looks a lot messier than it really is.  Tyler's desk is below. My favorite part is the photo strip of us he has pinned to the side of  his computer. We took the picture back when we were dating and he has had it ther ever since :)  Also note, his desk is perfectly organized. I asked him to take a picture but he said it was too messy, and then he sent me this!  He organized it for the picture.  I think he loves me.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Picnic in the Park


What a fun day! After a busy day of cleaning, moving, and running errands Tyler and I got together with some of my friends from high school and their husbands. We always get together as girls but I thought it was time for the boys to get more involved! We got together and had dinner and played around at the park for about an hour. We threw the Frisbee around and just chatted.
After hanging with my friends Tyler went and hung out with the boys for a game night and I went to the beans and had a girls night with Kali, Allie, and Josi! We had Italian sodas, watched Emperor's New Groove, watched some Psych, and did those cool thread things in the girls hair. I love hanging out with the girls :)

Friday, September 21, 2012

Fall is Here!



Fall is in the air! I love the smells, the crisp air, the warmer clothes and the need for girls to wear more clothing.  Fall is definitely my favorite time of year.  Today was a good day.  We spent the evening with my family helping Jenny and the kids get settled. Tyler and I bought everyone ice cream and enjoyed our evening together!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Miller Kiddos!


The Miller kids!  We moved from my parents a few weeks back so these great kiddos would have rooms and a place to be. Totally worth it. They only live a mile away now, instead of 870 miles! I love these kids.  Jenny flew in today, and so I spent the evening with Millers while Tyler watched the football game downstairs!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Why we really go to receptions...




My cousin Josh got married today! Tyler and I went to the reception and talked to Josh and his new wife for about thirty seconds and then let them go back to getting their food.  I know I shouldn't admit to it but other than showing support to the happy couple, the main reason we go to receptions is to see everyone else that went as well (and their families). I know I shouldn't say things like that out loud, but it's true. You say hi to the couple for a few minutes and then you visit with everyone else. I would love to visit with the bride and groom more but we know that that just doesn't happen. So, I might as well enjoy the other perks of a reception.
The reception was beautiful though. It was very vintage; very fun! They had old clocks and books, and lots of gorgeous flowers. Beautiful, beautiful!
While we were at the reception we got to visit with my cousin's Brooke and Nikki. I haven't seen them in months and months.  I've missed their witty spunky senses of humor.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Isn't it pretty!?



I took my ring into our Jewelers about a week and a half ago to get fixed. The main diamond bent somehow and it needed to be polished.  While the ring was in the shop I had to wear a fake ring from icings. The darn thing tinted my skin green!  After a long awaited week and a half I finally got my ring back.  The picture doesn't do it justice because it was taken with my phone, but let me tell you, It is extremely sparkly! It makes me all sorts of happy! I love my ring, it makes me smile and think of Tyler when I see it :
- note- my new skirt behind is extremely cute, and I have never had my fingernails look that nice!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Cop Out


This picture is a cop out picture. The picture I took for my actual photo was a bit blurry. SO, I took this one instead. It has nothing to do with my day but I still think it's cool. When I went to Africa I picked up some awesome jewelery. The bracelet used to smell like the Himba ladies but I scrubbed it enough that it doesn't smell anymore.
Although I don't have a picture to represent my day, today was actually a pretty good day. I went to school (most of it), worked on homework at the library, went to work, made dinner, did more homework, watched some TV with the fam, and ended the day with some good old pillow talk (which is I simply just lovely).

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Peach Cobbler!




Mmmm Mmm Mmm!  Sunday at my Mom's house is always a good time.  After spending time with the kids and having dinner, I made some delicious peach cobbler with Kali!  We scooped some home made whipped cream on top and gobbled it up. It was heavenly.  Jazzy was loved it so much he was licking the bowl. When I asked him to smile for me he stuck his spoon up his nose instead! What a crazy little boy.  I love having Jenny and the kids here! 

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Love is in the Air!


Today was a wonderful day full of weddings. After getting some work done in the morning I headed down to Woodland Hills to celebrate with my dear friend Lexi. It was her bridal shower and my goodness it was good to see her. I miss being roommates with her. We were always laughing.  Amy and I got her a present together. We bought her a date night combo thing.
After the shower I went home, spent a few minutes with my family, and then Tyler and I headed off to Mamma Nielsen's reception.  Jess' mom is pretty much awesome, and she looked absolutely gorgeous!  Jess' dad died when we were in high school, and to see her mom look so happy was really fun. While we were there we took a fun shot with the girls. After the photographer took the picture she laughed and said we were posed perfectly. We all just looked at each other and laughed. I guess we like to take pictures a lot or something.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Chinese Lorax!


I love Chinese food! We got take out tonight; there is something about having the food come in little boxes that makes the food that much more fun! After a long day this was just the way to relax and enjoy the evening.. Oh and if you want to feel guilty for cutting down trees watch "The Lorax."  I understand taking care of the earth but goodness it's not even subtle!!  Cutting down trees isn't a problem when we plant them back, and we are making strides to do so!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Really, Reallly!?

I am currently enrolled in a records management class! It's one of the most pointless classes I have ever taken.  Yes, this is post is primarily to rant, but if you were taking this class, you would too!  For the past few weeks we have been learning how alphabetize, and what the rules are for filing. Yes, some of the rules may be helpful in the future, but to have spent 300+ dollars on this class that I have to take for a whole semester.  Oh and everything in this pictures is cost 170 dollars! WHO does that!.... The end.

Monday, September 10, 2012

My Roomie Josh


Oh I forgot to mention that moving to our new place means I get to live with this adorable little guy.  Not my favorite picture of me but he is a cutie! I think I am going to love living here :)

Sunday, September 9, 2012

We've Moved... Again!

About two weeks ago Tyler and I moved into my parents to try and save some money, and pay off some of my student loans.  Yesterday while I was at my baby shower, Tyler finally finished organizing our stuff. Well, everything has changed now. By the time I got home from the baby shower, we had news of a family emergency. My sister and her kids were moving home to stay with my parents, and Tyler and I needed to move.  Not only did we need to move, but we needed to be out by about 6:00 the next day (today).  We wanted to get everything out and have the bedrooms set up for when they arrived.  The Lee's and the Beans came over and helped us move all of our stuff in a matter of hours. It took us the whole month to get here before.  SO.. we are now staying at my Uncle David's house. He is on a mission and my brother Kenny has been staying there. We plan to be there till the end of the school year/ into the summer.   I think it will work out well.  All our stuff is in a pile down in the basement and I have no idea where most my stuff is, but I'll find the stuff eventually!
This beauty was in the room that we are staying in. The room kinda reminds me of a seminary video from the early nineties. It doesn't even have a CD player in it. It makes me smile!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Baby Baby Baby!!

Michelle's baby shower was wonderful! I got a chance to see my long lost friends. I haven't seen them forever. There were tons of great food, and adorable clothes for Michelle's soon to be little girl!  There were plenty of those funny "awe that's so cute"  faces.   It was great fun spending time with my girlfriends. I need to hang out with them more frequently! Ps.  doesn't Michelle look great for being 8 mos along.

Oh and I forgot to mention. I went to the Women's expo for work yesterday, and had loads of fun. After my shift I walked around, and went to this adorable clothes boutique. I justified buying some new clothes (the new top and cardigan). I would spend as much as I earned that day.  I ended up spending 50 dollars more than that. Oops! 

Friday, September 7, 2012

Date night with the Lees!

Date night with the Lees Doodo do do DOOo!  Friday night was done right. We started with eating fajitas and getting some errands done.  After our errands we headed to Iceberg for shakes and ice cream. While we were at Iceberg we watched USU beat the U! Woohoo Go Aggies! (just because I have been at UVU longer than USU doesn't mean I don't have aggie pride!) The night was great up to this point, we could have ended the night here and I would have been happy.  But we weren't done. We went home and watched "The Lion King."  Jamile had a deprived childhood and never watched Disney movies, and so we were trying to culture her a bit ;) 

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Lovin' Boys!

 This was my life.  I found my old institute notebook and found part of a conversation I had with my roommate in class. I died!  I never thought I was one of those girls but I was TOTALLY one of those girls.  As sad as it is to admit that I had this conversation, we had so much fun. As ridiculous as we may have been it made life have a bit more excitement to it. :)

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

William Richard Lee




Three pictures instead of one...Yeah well.... you try choosing just one!  This is William Lee!  He is my newest nephew :)  He is number 17 in the niece and nephew group!  Isn't he sweet.  When he scowls his eyes scrunch so much that his eyebrows cover his eyes completely making him look like an adorable roley poley puppy!

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Candied Yams!


Every Thanksgiving we have candied yams.  I LOVE THEM. We pretty much only eat them at Thanksgivng and that's it. :( After craving them for over a month I went against tradition and made this delectable treat! They were delightful and took care of the craving that has been attacking me. PS. the picture may look like I burnt the marshmallows but I didn't.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Leopard stackers


This is awesome. You may not realize it but this is awesome!  We had this stacker that just didn't fit anywhere at the new place, but we got creative. We sawed the top few inches off the drawers and put this lovely duck tape around the edges to avoid cutting my fingers. The containers still have part of the handle for easy sliding. They now slide nicely under our bed for more storage!

Friday, August 31, 2012

Farewell to Park Avenue


We finally moved. We are now living on Moor Lane! It was bitter sweet leaving. I am so done moving that I was excited to be done, but on the other hand I am sad to leave our first home. Tyler and I got engaged here, and spent the first 10 months of our marriage her. It was sad saying goodbye but it wasn't going to last forever! I am excited for more adventures to come!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Kate Photo Shoot!


There are so many things that I love about this picture! The pose, her hair, the coloring, her awesome boots, the entire composition of the photo, and I just love it!! I did this photo shoot with Kate and my goodness she is a doll!  The entire shoot was great! Check it out!  Facebook Page

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Jess Stokes


This is Jess.  She has been one of my best friends for what seems like forever. She graduated from BYU this summer and I was lucky enough to take some fun graduation pics of her! Isn't she just gorgeous!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Party


The Jenkins are moving to Michigan. To celebrate one last Hoorah with the girls, I took them out for ice cream, played at the park, and played salon at my house. I am sure going to miss these girls!

Friday, June 29, 2012

BFFS


This is my best friend Cheryl. We have been friends our entire lives! I was going through old pictures at my parent's house and I found this gem. There are so many things that I love about his picture! We have had so many BFF necklaces; after seeing this picture and we are still very close I would say that might be true!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Mckelle's Shower!


Mckelle's bridal shower was so much fun! I bought her some really fun candy jars filled with candies for a date night, some pop rocks, and some Vanilla Cream Soda.  It was so much fun. We couldn't stop laughing. Congrats Mckelle. You are a doll!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Liam


This is Cheryl and Clarke. They are having a little boy, Liam.  She is seriously due any day now. We walked by an Asian guy and he took one look at Cheryl and was like "WOAH, how many months do you have left."  Luckily for Cheryl, she is due any day now.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The Chocolate


Tyler was out of town this week at the Google IO conference. So, I spent some time with my mom, sisters, and their kids. We went to the chocolate for a fun little party!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Ward Reunion


This is my awesome roommate from last summer. We had a ward reunion and so we were able catch up with bunch of wonderful friends, and the bishop and his wife!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Bathroom?


Tyler and I have been looking at different options to live! This BEDROOM was in the basement of a house in Lehi. The room is completely finished with this random bathroom on one side. It works and everything... WHO on earth would think this is a good idea!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Baby Shower


Cheryl's baby shower was a lot of fun. We decorated onsies!  This was the treat table. So fun :)

Friday, June 15, 2012

Summer Time


Summer school isn't the greatest but campus sure it pretty! This is the walkway that I go through everyday. I love the light that come through the trees! Mmm I love summer!

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Utah Valley Half


Tyler ran the Utah Valley Half Marathon. I am so proud of him.  He is awesome!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Brave Little Toaster


I had the Jenkins kids over today while their parents were signing on their new house in Michigan. W watched Brave Little Toaster! ... My goodness I am not ready to have four kids right away.  Anna got two kinds of fingernail polish on her and the floor, and Kade had fun using my dried rose as a sword. Great afternoon but boy was it busy!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Leopard Spots!





So I went to the salon and I left looking like a leopard. Needless to say I was not so happy and I am never going back!