Friday, December 02, 2011

The Heart Burn

Cleaver name. You'll see why.

I made this cute frame for Valentines Day. Yes I know it's not Valentines Day, but I never get around to crafting when the right month is around. :) Just how I am... Plus I forget and then say to myself I need to get to crafting...

I decided to craft this:



I have looked to see where I have copied it from and I can't find it anywhere. I thought it was super cute.

I started gluing all the pieces on then I was on my last one (the bottom right) and I was trying to turn it so I could stick it to the paper... it totally fell out of my hand and I burnt myself really really bad! Like 2nd degree burns. It was all on my little pinky finger. It has been hurting really bad tonight and I went to go get some burn cream, and that didn't even help! So I now have a fear of my glue gun and we decided that we shouldn't be friends. So that is why I have all this "Heart Burn."


Look at that big bump! Kinda blurry sorry... Can you tell I had been crying? Puffy eyes.

Monday, November 28, 2011

The Husband is Amazing

Yup, it's true. He was so bold to tell me that I should do a post just on how great he is.

He took time out of his busy schedule to help me switch up our blog design. It took a while, and after so many tutorials he just started playing around with it and then... WHAM! It was fixed. :)

So that's why he's such a great husband. Plus many many many more things.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Costume Contest

Hey everyone! I have entered the Iron Man costume into a Costume Contest!

I need everyone to take a minute to vote for my costume.

Voting is easy:

1. First, you just need to click on this link: Hand made Iron Man costume.
2. Click on 5 stars.
3. Leave a comment. 4. If you have a Facebook Account, click "Like".
5. If you have a Twitter Account, click "Twitter" to get the word out.

Thank you for all of your help! Halloween Costume Contest - Vote for Iron Man Costume!

Monday, November 07, 2011

The BYU Doggie

Remember how I went to Swiss Day's (back in September) and found Hurley something pretty sweet but I needed to save it for it's own post? Well this is why...



We got it from woofware.com. They were so nice when I bought it at their little shop.

P.S. Does anyone know how to get rid of animals green eyes in photoshop? I have tried several tutorials and it looks super funny every time I finish. Please let me know if you do! :)

Saturday, October 29, 2011

The Super Goggie

Here's a picture of Hurley's costume. We saw it at Petsmart (it was also 75% off with your petperks card). Next year we have some better ideas for him. We'll be making it next year. No he's not going to be optimus... :)


Super Goggie to the rescue! :)

P.S. Post sometime next week with mine and Chase's costumes from a party tonight!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Rocking Chair

So last year I bought a ton of old stuff thinking that I would have time that summer to revamp them and make them look better. Well me having tons to do... haha I didn't get to all of them. I did however finally finish this awesome chair! I repainted it and made it so it can be used outside or inside. Sadly, I don't have anywhere to put it and am trying to sell it. I'm asking $50 for it. If you want it shoot me an email or if you have a better offer, that's even better! :)






Tip Junkie handmade projects

Home Stories A2Z

Monday, August 15, 2011

4 things you didn't know about me...

I saw this on my friend Paige's blog and decided to copy her. She even said I could.

4 current shows I watch:
1. Hoarders - I know what you're thinking.... eww gross... It really makes you want to get rid of your own stuff and see that you may have hoarding tendencies. Oh wait was that just me? :)
2. Numb3rs - starting from the first season
3. Ghost Whisperer - starting from second season, trying to get caught up
4. Bones - if we had fox I would watch it every week. dang antenna!

4 things I'm passionate about:
1. Sleep! If I don't get it then I'm a grump!
2. Spending time with my man! :)
3. Saving Money
4. My Dr Pepper fix.

4 phrases I use a lot:
1. Are you sure?
2. I love you
3.Are you okay?
4. Yeah

4 things I love to eat:
1. French Fries - cooked in the oven. Learned too many horrible things in my Pathophysiology class...
2. Pizza
3. Strawberries
4. Naked Breakfast Burritos! they're just naked cause they have no tortilla. Nothing gross I promise.

4 movies I could watch over and over and over:
1. Phantom of the Opera
2. Star Trek - the new one, love the music
3. How to Train your Dragon - love that movie!

4 books I love:
1. The Twilight series
2. The Harry Potter series
3. The Hunger Games series
4. The Book of Mormon - Just cause

4 bands I never get sick of:
1. Relient K
2. Paramore
3. Switchfoot
4. The Fray

4 places I'd love to visit:
1. Brazil
2. Italy
3. New Zealand
4. Hawaii

4 things I'm looking forward to:
1. 5k in August
2. Thanksgiving
3.Getting the TEAS test over and done with! and applying for the nursing program.
4. Possible getaway for an upcoming weekend. :)

Monday, July 11, 2011

A Video Worth Sharing

This video explains it all. It's so simple yet so true.

If you want to know more in what I believe visit this site.

Monday, July 04, 2011

Article: Busting Excuses to Avoid Exercise, No Matter Your Size

This article really spoke to me. I keep feeling like all the doctors and specialist are telling me that I HAVE to work out 3 times a week for 30 minutes. Well this article really changed me. I sometimes can't find 30 minutes to go running or even an hour to go work out! What the author of this article is saying is that it's okay if you only have 10 minutes to go work out. That's better than nothing. Even if it's shoveling the walks or walking down to the driveway and back 5 times.

I always like to post it here so that way people who don't want to open a new window can enjoy it here. Here's the link to the article.

Remember this was written from Beth, not me!

"By Beth Donovan aka ~Indygirl

I used to think I had to have a goal of running a 5K or working out for at least a half hour a day to get any benefits from exercise. I was dead wrong. Every little bit of moving we do adds up and studies have shown that even daily broken up exercise routines work to reduce health concerns. SparkGuy himself sets a modest goal of 10 minutes a day, which he usually surpasses. I followed his lead and although at first I wasn't able to do a full 10 minutes, I broke it up into a few minutes a few times a day. Something happens after 10 minutes though, and I find myself reaching for that 11th minute, the 12th minute and more.

If you haven't moved in awhile, start slowly and ask your doctor what exercises might be right for you, especially if you have chronic pain or a disability. I started my exercise routine with sessions of in-home physical therapy because I was bedridden at the time. Wherever you are at with your fitness level, accept it and find the best workout for YOU, not for your friend or favorite celebrity. Just moving at all for some people is a workout, while others might need more vigorous training. You need to find your personal fitness level and build on it. When looking for a workout routine, remember it needs to be something you will enjoy. Try different things until you find what suits your tastes. Here's what works for me:

  1. Set modest goals. Don't burn yourself out before you even get started. If you haven't worked out in a year, starting with an hourlong walk a day might not be practical and might burn you out or leave you injured. You might start with a 10-minute walk for a week, then go to 15 minutes the next week depending on your fitness level. My goals usually change each month. I'm very slow to progress, but I do progress. If I progress too quickly, I suffer from too much pain and start to dread working out. When that happens, I slowly find reasons not to exercise. The trick is to not let that happen in the first place. To avoid the problem, I make my goals as easy to reach as possible. I want to succeed, so I make them attainable. Making them impossible or too challenging would serve no purpose for me.

  2. Music can be extremely motivating. My playlist is something I try not to listen to unless I'm working out. Why? It's my reward for working out. I get to hear music I like when I exercise and I make sure the music is downright addictive to me so that I want to hear the next song. That way I will keep working out so I can listen to the music.

    I get motivated to go to the gym by people I meet there. I'm very social most of the time. If you are like me, a gym might be a great place to make friends by taking a class or showing up at the same time each day/night. If you like exercising at home or alone, having an accountability buddy might work. My friend Tina and I call each other and brag on our exercise or good choices throughout the day. It keeps me motivated and wanting to make more good choices.

  3. Workout clothing makes me feel motivated, too. I never thought I would say that, as I always considered myself inactive. When I dress in workout clothes, they make me feel like moving. The problem with being large is that finding cute workout clothes isn't easy. Lately I've had a lot of fun shopping at Goodwill for my workout clothes, something I was never able to do before. (For more tips on workout clothes, equipment and more, check out: Solutions to the Challenges of Living Large or Less Mobile)

  4. If you just aren't the indoor exercise type, take it outside. Enjoy the scenery, no matter what season; there is something to do, even if it is just to march in place or shovel snow. Walk to the mailbox to get your mail if that's all you can do or make a few trips up and down the driveway. Look into dog-walking programs at the local pound if you enjoy animals. Some nursing homes have buddy programs, too, or you might be able to befriend a senior and exercise at a slower pace together.

  5. Make a dream list of activities you would like to do in your fit life. Using that dream list to motivate yourself to train for those activities might be another way to get excited about exercise. Personally, I would like to walk through a water park again and swim in the wave pool. I would also like to walk through Disney World and Epcot Center again and along the beach in Florida with my husband. To do this, I am strengthening my legs as much as I can via use of my walker and cane. I also do cardio on my arm bike, pushing the resistance as far as I can to get resistance training at the same time.

These are the ways that I stay on track when exercise seems tedious or too difficult. I hope these tips help you as well. Remember that before you start or change an exercise plan, you should discuss it with your doctor.

What are your dreams? What could you strengthen to reach them" 

What are your thoughts? 

Sunday, July 03, 2011

Recipe: Lemon Chocolate Chip Muffins

These have always been my favorite growing up. I tried making them a few weeks ago and they honestly didn't turn out the same as I remember them. Probably because I didn't follow the directions. The thing that I tend to forget to spray the tins with cooking spray. Even when I do remember to spray the tins they STILL stick to the pan. Man I must be doing something wrong. Next time I'll also line the tins with flour. That seems to work wonders for me! Here's the recipe if you're dying to try them! I'll be honest, I'm not a huge fan of lemon, but it gives this just enough flavor that it tastes really good.

Saturday, July 02, 2011

Trip outside = fun findings

A long time ago (like months) I decided I was going to go to go to a place that I hadn't been before called World Market. One my way there - cause it was in Salt Lake, I thought I would go to Hobby Lobby, JoAnn's and Michaels. Well when I go shopping I usually don't know what I want to get. Horrible, because I tend to spend a little more money than is needed. Well I knew what I wanted at Michael's and JoAnn's but when I got to Hobby Lobby I thought I wanted some fabric, but then I decided that I didn't want that. Anyways I walked around the store for over an hour. While I was walking around I found these two beauties, and thought Chase would LOVE to have them!

 After Hobby Lobby I made my way to World Market. I had been seeing these ALL over blog land for a while now, and they had a bunch of these there for $50!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Love this advice from Modern Rust

Lovely Advice from Modern Rust, you can see their original post HERE.

  1. Drink plenty of water.
  2. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar.
  3. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.
  4. Live with the 3 E’s – Energy, Enthusiasm and Empathy
  5. Play more games.
  6. Read more books than you did in 2010.
  7. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.
  8. Sleep for 7 hours.
  9. Take a 10-30 minutes walk daily. And while you walk, smile.
  1. Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
  2. Don’t have negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.
  3. Don’t over do. Keep your limits.
  4. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
  5. Don’t waste your precious energy on gossip.
  6. Dream more while you are awake.
  7. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
  8. Forget issues of the past. Don’t remind your partner with his/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness.
  9. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don’t hate others.
  10. Make peace with your past so it won’t spoil the present.
  11. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
  12. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
  13. Smile and laugh more.
  14. You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
  1. Call your family often.
  2. Each day give something good to others.
  3. Forgive everyone for everything.
  4. Spend time with people over the age of 70 & under the age of 6.
  5. Try to make at least three people smile each day.
  6. What other people think of you is none of your business.
  7. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.
  1. Do the right thing!
  2. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful.
  3. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.34. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
  4. The best is yet to come.
  5. Your Inner most is always happy. So, be happy.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Random Food - Wisconsin Cauliflower Soup

So it's been a while since I took these, but I made these for March 17 - St Patricks Day. There was green cauliflower in our bountiful baskets one Saturday and so I thought it would be fun to make this. Wisconsin Cauliflower soup. SoO good! 



Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Hmm... Makes you wonder....

Makes you wonder what they are putting in a lot of foods. This was just comparing better Mac N Cheese to the icky Mac N Cheese.


Sorry it's been a while again. I thought I was getting back in the swing of things... But nope. A few things we've been doing...

*Bought bikes so we can go riding
*Worked for a management company for 1-1/2 months
*Started planting beans and trying to plant bell peppers (haven't come up yet)
*Going to run in this 5K with my sister, brother and possibly step father
*Chase working on his Iron Man Costume! He'll have to create a post for that! :) It's awesome

Ya in the past month that's about all that we've been doing! Pretty boring right? :)

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Been a while eh?

Sorry it's taken me SO LONG to create a post. People probably think we've gone and decided not to blog any more... Well that ain't true! There are many reasons why I haven't blogged in the past month! (crazy right?!) Lets see there were finals (a really hard one in fact), I started a new job, I took the TEAS test, turned in my nursing application (story for another day), and went on a trip to Moab with my wonderful husband! :)

I do have some good news and bad news to share.

Which should I give first? The good news or the bad news?

Most want good news first so here goes... 

Good news is we started doing infertility testing. Got the basics done, you know blood tests, pelvic exam, sperm count. Those are the basics. Everything checked out almost normal.... which leads to the bad news.

The bad news is we have a problem getting pregnant (which you obviously knew seeing as it's taken us almost 2 years of trying with no success). The doctor told us that we have 2 options, do what's called an IUI, which is $300 a pop is about a 30% of getting pregnant (we did research online to see what the chances are for getting pregnant doing it this way), or keep doing what we're doing. I don't want to hear from anyone else that we should somehow magically get $300 so we can get it. It's a 30% chance! That is LOW! I've had many people tell me that we should try it. Well to be honest, that is 70% of it NOT working. What frustrated me the most is the fact that a lot of those people telling us we should try it weren't listening to us. They were trying to fix the problem rather than listen to our emotions. I mean we were just told that the only way of getting pregnant is to get an IUI, not getting pregnant like how God intended for it. If you want the details, great shoot me an email and I'd be glad to give it to you. It's just our blog is available for all eyes, and it's kinda something you don't want to tell the whole world you know?!

Thursday, March 10, 2011


If you are reading this, then this means you're reading the 200th post. YAY!

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

President's Day - Little Late

President's Day Chase got the day off and we decided to spend it at home doing what we always do... nothing... Anyways Chase loves to go geocacheing and since it was a super nice day he wanted to go do a few that we haven't been to. Let me tell you there are TONS of caches everywhere! There are at least 2 in our complex. We only had our phones to take pictures! So sorry if the quality isn't that great!

Chase found this travel bug in Springville and it said that since it was tribute to a soldier it needed to be transferred to a military cache. So Chase found one and we put it in there.
Chase also found this one after the military cache
Chase found this cache, but I wanted a picture of me holding the stuff! We got another travel bug of a little froggy. There was also one of those wooden coins that had a family stamp on it. Apparently Chase likes to collect those.

It was a nice walk and we had fun, but I definitely needed to go home and get into bed! Instead started watching Grey's Anatomy on netflix!

Friday, March 04, 2011

Are We Crazy?!

Tuesday was such a nice day that we did a little of this:

and more of this:
then chase had to do this:
and then we were smiling in our helmets happy.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Valentine's Dance

The Friday before Valentine's Day Chase and I decided to go to a FREE dance held at Utah Valley University's Institute. The fed us potatoes and salad! YUM! They had a live 20 piece band - Awesome Trumpet player... Dr Shively. The dance was supposed to be a date dance, but there were several guys there who went stag! Lovely... The only reason we went was because Chase and I are taking a Marriage and Student Seminar class that is held once a month, and they were combining with the actual institute to have this dance. Honestly we did not have any fun. I think if we would have had another married couple that we both knew there it wouldn't have been that bad. So besides the fact that we didn't have any fun, Chase was kind enough to dance with me (YAY!) and then the band said they were going to play a cha cha cha. Not kidding you... EVERYONE who has ever taken a social dance class went on the floor! They never learned how to watch their surroundings when dancing. Something that only experienced dancers know, and something that I've been told by Chase too. After Chase and I got hit so many times, Chase finally said "that's it we're done!" How sad is that! I only got one picture from the whole night and it was taken on my phone! 

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

What I wore to Church

There are a few blogs that I subscribe to that have to do with fashion... I am no where near "fashionable". I do TRY (try being the keyword here) and thought that I might try taking some awful great pictures of myself... So here goes.... I wore this outfit to church about a month ago. 

Please don't mind the messy house and dog locked up in the background!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Saturday Date Night - Guess who we saw???

A few Saturday nights ago we were offered free tickets to go see Logan dance at the Conference Center in Salt Lake. We first went out to eat with The Palmer's and Kartchner's to Chilies.
 My favorite part of chilies! YUM!

 Raydad, Jason, Jackson, Landon, Lora, Chase, Me, Mom Palmer

It was super yummy. 

Then all of us headed over to the Conference Center. While we were sitting in our seats waiting for the show to start we get a call from Mom Palmer who was sitting a few rows up from us. She told us to look down towards her and yup you guessed it, we saw Elder Bednar. He was there with his wife and another couple. They blocked off a few rows behind him and the entire row they were on, the ushers were very strict on not letting anyone walk past them. No worries, just the fact that I was a few rows behind him is awesome!
Sorry the picture is a little blurry. Chase zoomed in as far as he could to get a good shot of him. All I can say is they definitely do a good job at making him look younger during general conference. 

Monday, February 14, 2011

Thought this was cute!

My friend Paige did this cute little fill out survey for her lovey dovey day, and I thought it was too cute to pass up! And thought it would be perfect for Valentines Day!
1. Where did you meet? At A BYU football game sometime in October, but didn't go on our first date till December 16.
2. How long did you date before you got married? Dated 3 months then got engaged for 3 more months.
3. How long have you been married? Three and a half years!
4. What does he do that surprises you? Empty the dishwasher or vacuum. I really love it when he does that.
5. What is your favorite feature of his? Love how blue his eyes get on certain days and in certain lights, and he definitely has a cute butt. :)
6. What is your favorite quality of his? I love how excited he gets about the cutest things (like transformers), and how he knows exactly what the right thing is to say - he definitely has his way with words.
7. Does he have a nickname for you? Gooch, Hot Sexy Tedi Wife, Monkey Face...
8. What is his favorite color? Blue, yet he has asked me not to have a blue room...
9. What is his favorite food? Red Robin, he always gets the Banzai Burger.
10. What is his favorite sport? Football
11. When and where was your first kiss? January 1, 2007, we were just standing there - not really doing anything except looking into each others eyes... in the parking lot by my car and I couldn't handle waiting any longer so I kissed him, short but sweet. He thought it was so cute, but didn't tell me till after we were married.
12. What is your favorite thing to do as a couple? We love watching tv shows like bones and the former Lost. We love sci-fi stuff like star trek and star wars. We also love riding the motorcycle any chance we get.
13. Do you have any children? None yet and if you view this post you will see that we want children but may not be able to have them right now. We do however, think our dog is our child. I know silly right? Chase holds Hurley like a toddler and Hurley actually likes it.
14. Does he have a hidden talent? He does video, and photography. It was his business for a VERY long time. And he's really good at teaching me to ride the motorcycle. But I don't think that's very much hidden talent.
15. How old is he? 25
16. Who said I love you first? He said "I think I'm falling in love with you" Does that count?!
17. What's his favorite music? The old rock stuff like ABBA, Styx, but also likes a lot of my favorites like Switchfoot, and Relient K. 
18. What do you admire most about him? How smart he is. He really thinks that I am smarter than he is, but he's definitely better at math, and I look to him for all my problems.
19. Do you think he will read this? Yeah, but he doesn't ever comment, and I would love it if he did. Even though I know this is partially his blog too.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Before and After

I just sold this... FINALLY! It's taken me a few months. Here are some before and after shots. I didn't really have a before so I found the picture on ikea's website.

This is what it was when I bought it. I had no use for it in our condo, but wanted to try my skills at distressing or making things look different. Whatever you want to call it... I think spray painting it would have gone a lot faster, and looked a LOT nicer.
This is what it looked like afterwards. I'm not super happy with it, but it was my first try at it.

It was my first try at doing something different. I know I will get better at it down the road. You should see what I'll be working on as soon as the weather starts getting warmer. 
lil luna link party button

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Goals for the new year - A little late

I decided this year to break up the goals so they wouldn't be hard or forgotten. So far it's not been that bad. These are my personal goals, and Chase and I have come up with a few together as well. Funny story, I found our goal sheet that we had made up LAST year and sure enough some of the same goals on there I have for my personal goals and we have for our together goals.
1. Read my scriptures
2. Drink more water
3. Do my chores

1. Write in my journal
2. Blog at least twice a week
3. Workout at least once a week
4. Take fun pictures and do more things with photoshop

1. Read 1 book a month - Still trying to finish up January's book. This also includes reading a financial book, and a strengthening marriage book. Plus a lot more fun ones.
2. New hair do... I really want to start trying to do my hair differently.
3. Attend the temple with Chase
4. Attend the temple on my own
5. Plan 2 fun, cheap dates
6. Scrapbook 1 page - I'm super behind, and probably will forever be SUPER behind... But this will help!
7. Put all extra $$$ towards our debt!

Some of these things will probably be a struggle for me. You know like the whole workout thing. I keep telling myself its something I WANT to do NOT a HAVE to do. I really liked what my friend Chrissy said about goals for the new year. Even if you miss one or more times of doing something it's not a failure, just a set back.

What are some of your goals that you have set for the new year?

P.S. Sorry there are so many posts without pictures... I've been trying to be better at studying the past week so I will hopefully be able to get some pictures up soon!

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Dietary Dangers - Really?

Haven't had a good nutrition post in a while... 

I know this list I am about to show you will shock pretty much everyone. I was even shocked. All I have to say is tell me where to go to buy ALL of these healthy products. Oh and Chase told me he'd divorce me if I went by everything on the list. I got the list from THIS website, and it all started because I was looking at THIS site.

Here you go. I would like to see what you all think of this list.

  1. Don't eat commercially processed foods such as cookies, cakes, crackers, TV dinners, soft drinks, packaged sauce mixes, etc.
  2. Avoid all refined sweeteners such as sugar, dextrose, glucose and high fructose corn syrup.
  3. Avoid white flour, white flour products and white rice.
  4. Avoid all hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated fats and oils.
  5. Avoid all vegetable oils made from soy, corn, safflower, canola or cottonseed.
  6. Do not use polyunsaturated oils for cooking, sauteing or baking.
  7. Avoid fried foods.
  8. Do not practice veganism; animal products provide vital nutrients not found in plant foods.
  9. Avoid products containing protein powders.
  10. Avoid pasteurized milk; do not consume lowfat milk, skim milk, powdered milk or imitation milk products.
  11. Avoid battery-produced eggs and factory-farmed meats.
  12. Avoid highly processed luncheon meats and sausage containing MSG and other additives.
  13. Avoid rancid and improperly prepared seeds, nuts and grains found in granolas, quick rise breads and extruded breakfast cereals, as they block mineral absorption and cause intestinal distress.
  14. Avoid canned, sprayed, waxed, bioengineered or irradiated fruits and vegetables.
  15. Avoid artificial food additives, especially MSG, hydrolyzed vegetable protein and aspartame, which are neurotoxins. Most soups, sauce and broth mixes and commercial condiments contain MSG, even if not so labeled.
  16. Avoid caffeine-containing beverages such as coffee, tea and soft drinks. Avoid chocolate.
  17. Avoid aluminum-containing foods such as commercial salt, baking powder and antacids. Do not use aluminum cookware or aluminum-containing deodorants.
  18. Do not drink fluoridated water.
  19. Avoid synthetic vitamins and foods containing them.
  20. Do not drink distilled liquors.
  21. Do not use a microwave oven.
The one that gets to me the most is #16. I couldn't live without my Diet DP or my Chocolate that is needed very much around that time of month...

So what do you think? Are you amazed at the list like I am? Is there anyone that reads my blog that follows this list? One more thing to add to questions, is how do you provide food storage for a time of need by also following this list?

Friday, February 04, 2011

This is why I don't play scrabble...

Especially against Chase...
Just look at the arrow and then look at the circle...

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Things to do THIS Summer

I was inspired by my friend Becky for creating a list of things that she wants to get done this summer when she has all the time in the world. Plus I have all the time in the world this upcoming summer... These are in no particular order.

1. Go swimming at our pool and get some great Vitamin D! 3x week! This is more for me because I LOVE the water!
2. Go to Moab and see Delicate Arch - DONE
3. Hike the Y - DONE|
4. Hike the G
5. Go backpacking up American Fork Canyon
6. Go to a Drive-In Movie
7. Go to a baseball game either UVU or BYU - DONE!
8. Do a session at the Manti Temple
9. Get CPR certified - AGAIN
10. Motorcycle rides through Alpine Loop and Mt. Nebo Loop - Bought new motorcycle and it decided to break on us... So couldn't do this! :(
11. Do a session at the St. George Temple
12. Visit Topaz, UT
13. Go hike the place where we got stuck one Sunday in E.M. and watch the sunset
14. This one's for Chase... Go GeoCaching!!! - DOING

I think I'll stop at 11... Now I added a few more that aren't too bad. This might be too much for us to do this summer! I just know we wanted to get out and explore more of what beautiful state we live in. Instead of staying inside all summer long! YAY!

Friday, January 28, 2011

PF Changs = Family Love

A few weeks ago I got a call from my Dad saying that my Uncle Don was going to be in town and wanted to see if we wanted to go to dinner with him. Well of course whenever my family comes into town we love dropping everything to meet with them! We had a fun time at PF Changs and really loved the "better than sex" shrimp! ;) Thanks Don for taking us to dinner!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Our Birthday? Who Knew...

January usually has 2 birthday's mine, and my sisters. Remember this post from last year? Well my baby sister turned 18 on Saturday! A few weeks ago The DeArmon side of the family took me out to lunch/dinner at The Olive Garden! It was SO yummy! My dad also bought me flowers the day before and had them sent to me! Then the following week we went out to dinner with Chase's parents plus Logan to Chilies to celebrate Mine and Ray's birthday. Chase let me go pick out my own presents. :) I got a cute jacket and a cute beanie. Just what I wanted! :)

This past Sunday we celebrated Carolin's birthday by having all of her favorite foods. Hmm... Look Familiar? We had Orange "Chicken", Sweet and Sour "Chicken", Lo Mien, Fried Rice, Lettuce Wraps, Egg Rolls and we were going to have 7-Layer Salad but it never got taken out of the fridge! lol I also made her a Coconut Cake and had ice cream. I totally forgot the candles and mom was nice enough to tell me to NEVER forget candles at our kids birthday.

Laughing at what Chase put in as a "candle"
Blowing out her "candle"
This was a present from Chase and I. Hello American Crafts!
The look of "I can't believe you got me THIS!"
Now for the smiles... She got a cool rotary cutter and mat. Now she can do craft projects too.
Rockin' Socks!
Then the present from dad...
Yup, she got a kindle! Now she'll be able to take a bunch of books on a trip without the weight!
Then this present... I made it look so cute. Carolin was worried that I was going to give her this again...
But who knew she would get such a CUTE hat!?