Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Business Law

Day 31:

This class is ridiculous. It's completely unorganized and a bit difficult to follow. Our teacher is a very qualified teacher but he is one of those people that you kinda wonder why he is a teacher. He has a ton of experience in this field but he acts like he is way to busy (which in turn makes you not want to ask him any questions ever.) All the same we have an exam tomorrow and I have been so busy studying. I used an entire package of note cards (70) plus some to get just he vocab down, and that is with two terms on each card. Goo. I am so sick of studying but I am nervous all the same.

Monday, January 30, 2012


Day 30:

After spending a day of classes and 6 hours of studying business law I came home exhausted. We ate a simple dinner and had home evening. Very chill. For FHE we watched a conference talk and played Yahtzee after. Busy, stressful, but a good day overall.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Dinner Guests

Day 29:

We had dinner with Jenny and Gavin today. Lots of fun :) We were supposed to hang out with them a few weeks ago but Tyler was sick and we had to reschedule. After seeing Jenny on Saturday and knowing we had more pie from Tyler's birthday we invited them over. It was great spending time with Jenny; I miss being her roommate. It's also nice cause both Tyler and I like Gavin. PS...this pie doesn't look that great because it's not completely fresh but oh my heavens it is good!! I know taking pictures of my food is kinda a cop-out and no one really cares but I forgot to take a picture of Gavin and Jenny, and this pie was really good.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Super Duper!

Day 28:

Amy is turning 23 next week and so we had the funnest girls night tonight to celebrate. For starters, don't judge this picture; it was taken at 1:00 am and we had cried our make up off from laughing so hard.
Highlights of the evening.
*Eating at Chili's = Yummy steak
*Seeing all the girls (sorry you couldn't make it Jess) (Melissa and Jenny not pictured)
*Knocking down a row of gushers at the grocery store.
*Jess S. nearly stealing said gushers.
* Jess blaring her horn at some lady for pulling out forever in the parking lot
*Laughing till it hurt
*Watching episodes upon episodes of Gilmore Girls.
*Drinking Vanilla Cream Soda.
*Singing the theme song over and over again. Word for word.

It was great fun!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Twenty Seven

My sweet husband is 27. It was actually a week ago on the 20th but he was sick and we didn't do anything to celebrate. So, today I took him to La Jolla Groves which is our place, and then took him home to watch, "Rise of the Plant of the Apes." I let him pick the movie. I wanted to do more for him but we are both still getting over being sick. I love him, Happy Birthday Tyler!!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Grandpa's 'lil Helper

My dad was fixing the sink today and this cute boy wanted to be in on action. He was a good little helper, till the water started spraying everywhere. It freaked him right out. My dad turned off the cold water but forgot to turn of the hot. So, when he loosened one of the hoses it went spraying everywhere. Kade ran out of the room and started crying. A bit traumatic for the him.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Galaxy S

Day 25:

I finally got a new phone. It's fast enough that you can actually play angry birds on it. My nieces and nephew love that game, and sadly don't know how to share very well. They were only able to play for a few minutes before we had to just put the phone away.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Mrs Sniffles

Day 24:

I have so much studying to do and things to be working on but I can't even function! My nose is raw and my brain feels thick and mushy! Boo for being sick!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Snowy Chaperons

Day 23:

We spent our evening with Kami and Scott tonight. They needed to get work done in their new apartment but they didn't want to be there with just the two of them. I studied while Tyler helped Scott fix their TV. It was nice and snowy outside when we were driving home. All the snow was fresh, clean, and simply beautiful.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Orange Splash

Day 22:

This was so much fun!! So, I have been super sick the last few days but I was sick of lying down. So, I decided to play. Tyler and spent an hour or so trying to get this all right. We had limited resources so we had to be creative. I had so much fun doing these pictures.
So, we spoke in church today and came home right after. we slept for 4 hours strait! Ah, I am so sick of being sick. I have to study and this isn't helping.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Sorry Out Sick Today

Day 18-21:

It's been sick at our apt all week. LAME!! We spent the entire weekend sleeping, Tyler had a super boring birthday (which will be made up later), and I'm sick of being sick, I can't afford it.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

This may seem like a completely pointless picture but this picture is why I love my husband. In this picture you have shoes off, and two laptop power cords strewn across the ground. Tonight both Tyler and I were not feeling so great, Tyler worse then me, so we spent the evening watching Community, a movie, and just playing on our computers. I love the fact that we can be doing absolutely nothing and still enjoy being with each other. Yes, we probably would rather be doing something else (if we had the energy), but the fact that we could just relax and be together was awesome too...

Monday, January 16, 2012

Rocky Mountain Goodness

Day 16:

Tyler and I have discovered the awesomeness of apple pie caramel apples from Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. OH MY HEAVENS; they are so good!! I am typically not a big fan of caramel apples but these are delicious! Go get one! The store is in the Riverwoods, just south of Tucanos. Mmm...

Sunday, January 15, 2012

The Fishes and The Dinosaurs

Day 15:

Today was nice and relaxing. By the evening I was pretty anxious to be doing something though. My cousin Nikki made shirts a while back, with her boyfriend (now husband). They turned out really cool and I liked the idea. Tyler and bought the stuff to make our shirts forever ago but we never actually made them.
Tonight we finally made out shirts. Tyler was originally going to have Mario riding on the dino's back with a light saber but that didn't happen. I am not finished with mine yet but I am happy with how the turned out.
It took us all of "Up" and "The Lion King" to finish the shirts :)

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Slothful Saturday

Today was a slow day! We woke up late and took our time to do everything. It's been wonderful but I am not ready to be up and moving. With extra time, I was able to play around with some hairstyle ideas that I have found on pinterest.
I will probably adjust a little the next time I do this hairstyle but I love it all the same. I took part of bangs and twisted them back, add the head band, and did the small little twisty buns in the back.
I am going to have fun learning new updo's; especially now that my hair is growing out some.
Well, the day is not over and I am headed out to our good friend's wedding reception and games with my fam.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Color Me Mine

Day 13:

I love date night! For our wedding my old roommates got us a gift card to color me mine! I LOVE this place. I painted a candy bowl, and Tyler painted a cool "R" plate. It was a blast! We then came home and watched a movie together. I had a great night with my sweetheart!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Sweet Sweet Bed

Day 12:

Long day! I went to class, drove to Salem to get my camera battery and charger, had lunch in SF with Amy, had a job interview, drove back to Orem, had dinner, and worked on homework. This was a welcoming sight at the end of the day. I also wanted to show off our new (ish) bed spread. I love it! We have matching pictures in our room to go with it!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Here's yur Boooks!

Day 11:

I bought my books for school :( Seriously these people are stealing from college students. I didn't pay less then a hundred dollars for any of my books. The books are not even bound, they are the kind you put in binders. When they are loose leaf like this, I won't be able to sell any of my books back. Boo!
My books are heavy! This is a picture of the 4 of 5 books for this semester.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Bread and Jam For Francis

Day 10:

School hasn't gotten crazy just yet, and so I wanted to make dinner for Tyler when he got home. I cleaned the apartment and made fried chicken, rice, white gravy, peas, brownies, and my favorite, Fresh bread. It was delicious.
I went to microeconomics today... I really am going to have a full load of homework this semester.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Busy Busy Business

Day 9:

I started school again today! YAY! This is going to be a killer semester. I switched from Digital Media over to business, and am now taking a full load of classes. I am very excited but a bit nervous for the work load. It's going to be pretty intense. Wish me luck.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Couch Potato

Day 8:

After Church Tyler and I crashed. We slept for 2 1/2 hours and then just spent the rest of our Sunday relaxing. I was working on the computer when I hear Tyler cooking in the Kitchen. He was making me dinner :) He was making me baked potatoes. I made homemade broccoli cheese sauce and it was delicious! I was a great day to relax and eat food.

Saturday, January 7, 2012


Day 7:

This is my nephew Kade. We went and watched a movie with Jenkins tonight and we arrived just a few minutes too late to see the kids. I went in and took a few shots of Kade before he fell asleep. He is such a doll! There were some stinkin' cute shots of him that I ended up not using. To see some pictures of Kade and of Anna, you can see them on facebook :)

Friday, January 6, 2012

Legally Named

Day 6:

Today was supposed to be a lot more productive than it was. I spent an hour and a half at the Social Security Offices to finally get my named changed. As of today I am known as Alishia Lee Russell to the government. Hooray! I am not sure how that works with Tax returns and everything else but I will figure it out.
After my visit to get my name changed, I drove down to Salem to get my camera battery and charger at the city office building. When I got there I realized that they close at noon on Friday! Boo. I was not happy.
I didn't want to work on photos, so I worked on my new skirt. I just need to hem it and it will be finished.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Sewing Contraption!

Day 5:

My sister got a sewing machine for Christmas this year, and I was lucky enough to be visiting her the weekend she did. Because she didn't need two machines, she was kind enough to let me use her old one. I forgot to take it home but I was finally able to get it last night!
I bought this adorable fabric for a new skirt that I am making and have some many other projects I am excited to make. Especially all my clothes that don't fit quite right with G's and Aprons!
Happy Sewing!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Lunch with Amanda

Day 4:

I had lunch with Amanda today. It was wonderful. We went to lunch and spent an hour and a half catching up and such. I miss this girl. She is always so happy and has a ton of wonderful ambitions in her life. She was kind enough to let me take her picture :)

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Collage Wall

Day 3:

I finally got the pictures for the collage today! Mom and I went to Costco and picked them up. It was great fun! We also picked up shakes, granola bars, and chicken (wedding present from Becky, Thanks B)
We'll hopefully get up soon!

Monday, January 2, 2012


Day 2:

Now that life has slowed down some, Tyler and I have finally been able to work on decorating our apartment and make it feel a little bit more like a home! We bought some new curtains for our family room today and they look awesome. We had our friends over and so we wanted them up as soon as possible! Tyler put up the curtains while I cleaned and made chicken roll ups.
With our curtains up, yummy food, good company, we had a wonderful time with Trent, Byron, Curtis, Ben, and Paige.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Little Whippersnappers

~It's the new year and I have actually made it a resolution to make it through the whole year doing a photo a day. Woo, wish me luck!~

Day 1:

Tyler and I are newlyweds and so we of course got called to nursery. I am actually excited for the calling, but we kinda feel like it's just a dumping spot. Kinda like they didn't think about us personally, we just were stereotyped as newlyweds and so we of course would be called there. I think playing with the little kids will be great! I'm going to miss having the opportunity to make friends in my ward though. That will be sad but oh well. I get have the most loving friends of all.
I can tell that I am going to love getting to know the little ones and be able to work with them easier.