Monday, March 28, 2011

Can't Get Enough

Provo, Utah, for some reason I can't get enough of you. Here are a few reasons why:

Fall 2007

Jaicy's Bridal Shower

Shmike's Farewell Trip up to Rachel's parent's house in Huntsville

Fall 2008 Soulmate at the park Rooney Concert

Winter 2009 I couldn't find any pictures but there was a lot of snow!

Fall 2009 Haunted Trails Sundance Moonlight Lift Ride

Fall 2010 Emily's Bridal Shower

And I just can't stay away. I am heading back on Thursday and couldn't be more excited!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Weekend Review

Last week Jeff had spring break. He continued to study hard all week leaving us more time to spend together on the weekend. It was so nice to have a whole weekend together doing such fun things!
  • Jeff and his brothers were supposed to go surfing Friday morning. Plans were changed when there was a tsunami warning and beaches were closed.
  • After being bummed about not going surfing, Jeff's brother got a phone call offering him two free tickets to go to a luncheon with the LA Galaxy soccer team. Suddenly Jeff was giddy again.
  • I drove down to Seal Beach around 1:30 where Angie (Johnny's wife) and I waited for the boys to get back from their lunch with the team.
  • We all went to the beach to have a picnic.
  • I snapped this picture to remind my sister how great the West Coast is. (She lives in Florida). (no tsunami in Seal Beach)

  • Went back to Johnny and Angie's.
  • Angie and I went to her friend's house for girls night and a dinner party.
  • Jeff and I decided to spend the night so that the boys could try surfing Saturday morning.
  • Saturday morning their surf wishes were granted.
  • Angie, Ellie, Paige and I headed to the animal shelter to look at the dogs. Ellie and Paige's dog wishes were not granted.
  • Got home Saturday afternoon. Jeff went to school for a few hours. I relaxed.
  • I'm surprised with a new skirt in the mail from my mom!

(Love it!)

  • Jeff and I went to dinner, got some ice cream and watched a movie together.
  • Sunday morning, we were late for church thanks to the time change and my alarm not going off. WOOPS.
  • Got there just in time for my new calling: NURSERY. (I actually think I am going to like it despite what I have heard from others)
  • Sunday night, dinner with our friends Mike and Lindsey and their cute girls Lily and Sophie.

It was such a nice weekend with family, friends, and each other. Now back to law school's slave and babysitting an 83 year old we go!

Is it summer yet?

Thursday, March 3, 2011


Since moving to Rancho Cucamonga, I have had so much free time on my hands. Jeff stays at the library until it closes at 11:30 almost every night so I have found many new hobbies. It has been nice to try all these new things that I previously never had time for. These are the new hobbies I've tried that have really stuck:
I LOVE cooking! It is so fun to search through cookbooks and the internet for new and exciting recipes. Although Jeff isn't home for dinner I try to make things that he can take for lunch the next day and I always cook a big meal on Sundays. One of my favorite gifts I got for our wedding was a recipe box that one of my bridesmaids, Mollie made me. She had all of my bridesmaids give her recipes and she put them all together in this box. I seriously have so many good recipes in there, I love it! The other place I love to get recipes from is Seriously if you haven't looked at her website before GO NOW. She is amazing and I love cooking her food because she has a picture on her website of every step!
I never thought I would love to knit, but I do. My grandma gave me some knitting supplies for Christmas and a great video to get me started and I am hooked! It is so relaxing and I love trying all of the stitches. I need to work on my patience though because I keep starting something then stopping because I want to try something else.
We had a lesson in church recently that made me realize that I really should read the words of our current prophet more often. I had never really read the Ensign too much, especially moving around in college all the time I guess I never thought to get a subscription. I am so glad that I did. It is so uplifting and I always learn so much.
(The Ensign is a magazine that our church publishes once a month. It has stories and messages written by members of our church all over the world. You can check it out at
This might not really be a hobby but I am counting it as one. My wonderful sister-in-law, Jenny and her husband Damon got Jeff and I a Netflix subscription for Christmas. It is the best thing that ever happened to me! Ok, maybe not, but I LOVE IT! I love to knit while watching a movie on my computer, or sprinting to the mail box after work when I know that the next movie from my queue is waiting for me.

If you have any hobbies you love, let me know! I have loved trying all of these new things!