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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.
Daily
1. Read my scriptures
2. Drink more water
3. Do my chores

Weekly
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

Monthly
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!