Friday, December 9, 2011


Well, Merry Christmas everyone.  
 Tis the season to be jolly.  Eric and I got our first little baby tree.  Tender moments.  Our Christmas decorations are limited, but we love the ones we do have.  We have all of Eric's nutcrackers and smoker guys from Germany.  We also have these fun Merry Christmas blocks courtesy of the wonderful LeeAnn Russell.

Yeah, we know we are really cute.  It is okay to admit it. But really, I just love the man in this picture!

My center that I work at had a Christmas Boutique last weekend and I made these cards for it:

I only show them to prove I can be crafty.  As I was making these Eric says, "I didn't know you could be so crafty."  Thanks for the confidence Eric. ha

I hope that the few of you that read this blog are having a great December. Merry Christmas. (I love saying that!)

Until next time.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


I know this blog is all about my cute, fun marriage but I just need to take a moment to publicly pay a little tribute to the best woman I will ever know.  November 22 is my mom's birthday.  This day use to be the day we celebrated the past and the future we had with her.  Now on this day we celebrate the wonderful, sometimes hard, but amazing time we got to spend with her.  I will never be able to describe with words my love and adoration for my mom.  I will always honor her and the values that she taught me.  I'm not here to tell you that she was a perfect woman.  Non of us are, but I can tell you that she gave everything she had to her community, to her church, to her family, to her children, and to her husband.  She was everyone's best friend.  Whenever my dad talks about her viewing or funeral he tells how so many different women of different backgrounds would say, Hi I am so and so... I just lost my best friend.  What an amazing legacy to leave behind.    She was active in all our lives.  My mom was spread thin with having so many children involved with so many different sports, but she never lacked being involved.  She never missed a game, even when she was so sick.  I feel so incredibly blessed that even at 15 I was able to share a bond with my mother that was SO strong.  I have been told that I have my mother's heart and I hope I always will.   I always want to keep her generosity, willingness to serve, love for everyone she meant, and love for my children like she had for us.  For those of you that don't know her, I am sorry that you didn't have the opportunity to meet her.  If you want to know what she was like look at all her children.  We all share parts of my mom.  For those of you that have met her, you can share my love and deep respect I have for her.

Some of the good times:
Knowing that my mom would always be the loudest one cheering at any event.
Getting to make cards and cutting out projects for good old Stamp it up.  I still think about her every time I walk into a craft store.
Getting to "step" next to her in the mornings with she used one of those work out steps while watching Reggis and Kathy (before Kelly).
Getting to hold her hand while watching movies.
Finding a bear or a little card on my bed after I had a bad day.
Always having to pause my story because she was saying her prayer.
Decorating the house for Christmas (though take down day was always the worst!)
Amy Grant in the morning.
Buttered toast dipped in hot chocolate.
Many many more.

This post isn't meant to seem sad.  I truly have been blessed to have been my mother's daughter and I am greatly for all the lessons I have learned through this trial I have been given.  I can't wait until the day when Eric will get to meet her.  He will love her because she will laugh at everything and anything he says.  I am so grateful for the plan of salvation.  If you haven't told your mom you love her lately... now would be a great time.  =)

I put this picture on for Cassie... remember how Mom walked on air that day? haha

Friday, November 4, 2011

blog. blog. blog.

Alright... I am finally making the time to blog. I know I know. Your welcome.

Since my last post...

I have turned 21. Woot Woot. 

Eric was so great and threw me a little surprise party. 

We had fall break so my siblings came up for a fun/muddy hike.
We went to White Pine Lake. 
So glad my family was able to make it up.

Here are some fun photos from the day. 
If only you could see the mud.

We're hot.

Bobby being king of the rock.

It was beautiful.

He really does look normal sometimes. =)

Only part of the gang.

Who are these boys?

Growing up so fast.

Life has been busy with school and work, but marriage has been great!  Besides that fact that I am starving my husband because of my lack of desire to go grocery shopping.  Don't worry, he is fine. ha We had a fun time at the Chamberlin Halloween party.  I will post pictures of our costume in the next post. Until then have a great day! 

Saturday, September 24, 2011


My boy is 24 years old! He is currently 4 years older than me. What a creep!
His 24 year old birthday picture.
 We had a delicious dinner over at his parents house.  It was fun to spend time with the fam!
The day started with this.
then this....

and ended with this.

It was a great day.  My boy is growing up...

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Utah State hey aggies all the way.

Just some photos from our Saturday night date night. USU beat up on Weber State.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Moment of Silence

Dear September 11th,
It seems so easy to get lost in our own lives and to forget what a tragic day you were.  What a humbling experience it was to watch that documentary on those firemen who gave up so much to save lives of complete strangers.  We all watch movies of the world ending and these horrendous wars thinking life can't really be like that.  Terrorism and war became reality that day... We watched a clip done by the LDS church showing Eric's cousin who was a first hand witness to seeing the planes hit.   How blessed are we to have survivors from that horrible event.  How blessed are we to live in a land where a nation united together. 

God Bless America and those who are so bravely fighting for us.

On a lighter note, I made it to school without with hit by the sprinklers in the cemetery. How great is that?!

Also, Look how cute my husband is....
This is his "thinking cardigan".  He is real proud of this picture. 

He was working on his english paper.  He kept coming out his study room to ask me what he should write about, so concerned that he didn't know what to write.  After about an hour of about 15-two minute conversations about his paper, he says "Alright, it is time for my thinking cardigan." To which I thought...You really have a thinking cardigan? He sure did.  And what is amazing is it worked.  He finished that paper in no time. Thank goodness for his thinking cardigan.

Monday, September 5, 2011

New Life. New Blog.

I have been married for almost 3 months now.  A real veteran in the marriage world... but really, I am a complete rookie.  When I got engaged I would joke about making a blog all about my new life with my very cute husband.  Then I realized a blog would be a great way to keep track of all the adventures marriage brings.  I don't promise to be the cutest or trendiest blog.  Let's face it, that just isn't me.  I do promise to share a little bit of my new life with you.

My life in a nut shell: 
   Grew up in Texas (The Best State Ever). Moved to Utah, seeing as my dad remarried. Now have a LARGE family consisting of 5 blood siblings and 5 by marriage siblings. Attending college at Utah State University.  Majoring in Family, Consumer, and Human Development with hopes in helping families and children somehow, someday. Married (obviously). Currently starting a whole new and exciting chapter of my life along side my best friend.

 His life in a nut shell: 
Grew up in Utah. Left for two years to serve an LDS mission in Germany. Attending Utah State University.  Only boy with two amazing sisters. Majoring in Nutrition Science. Pre-Dental. Jokester extreme.

The story:
Eric and I met in college though we both came from the same home town.  He was instantly love struck with my beauty... and I was instantly struck with his... humor. ha But really, this kid is funny.  (And he is pretty good looking I might add) We had a great beginning, a bumpy in between, and now a continuing great life together. 

A little taste of how well we match:
He is tall, me... not so much.
He is patient, me... not so much.
He is loves sky diving, me... not so much.
He hates tomatoes, me... not so much.
He can do funny voices, me... not so much.
He LOVES the cold, me... not so much. 

But, I must say there really are things we both love.

Such as... 
  • Mountain dew. 
  • Watching movies.
  • Going on drives.
  • Enjoying the beautiful scenery nature has to offer. 
  • Eating in general.
  • Sarcasm
But mostly we just like being together. 

Let the blog journey begin.