Saturday, July 18, 2009

New Blog

I have to change things up a little bit. Now I share a blog with John. Well, I guess I should really say, I have a new blog but this one has John's name on it. So feel free to update your readers or whatever links you have to our new blog address. Gracias!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Just Follow The Yellow Brick Road To.....


That's right. I'm moving to Phoenix for the summer in less than 2 weeks! I'll be leaving Provo on May 3rd, w/ a couple days stop in Las Vegas to meet with wedding people (pick out linens, centerpieces, etc...), get my hair done (very important!), and then it's off to Phx! I'm soooo excited. It's going to be so hot so I'm trying to prepare myself now but that's really hard in Provo where we've been begging for heat for months.

I have a little "To Do" list while in Phoenix. This list includes, but is not limited to:
hiking "A" mountain
swimming at least 4 times a week
getting really tan
and hopefully 'toned' for the wedding ... but i'm not good at the 'working out' thing
working lots
going to some Diamondbacks games
befriending one of the Suns players so I can find out what happened this season
go on a cruise
go to Lake Powell
that should cover it for now.

Anyways, I'm excited.
I feel like I should also mention that his originally started out as John's idea to go to Phoenix, and then when he said "why don't you come too?" I thought ..."duh"
So, we made some phone calls and worked out the logistics and now our adventure is about to begin!

This pic is kind of old and not that great - but we both look happy so that's important, right!?

Monday, March 9, 2009

There's No Turning Back Now!

Well we did it. We took our engagement photos between Court and Jared's sealing and the reception last Saturday. It made for a very long day, but it was worth it in the end. We took our pics at the same place where Court had her reception and where it looks like we're going to have ours as well. I'm excited!! Things are coming together nicely and I can't wait for June 20th!
THANK YOU to Jamie Hammond who took our pics for us!

And a big THANK YOU to John's sister, Mandy, who surprised me (w/ John's help) on Christmas with this plate she made. John was so excited to watch me open this gift that was somehow forgotten under the Christmas Tree on Christmas Day ... I knew by his smile he was up to something, but I love it! It sits proudly on my dresser. Here's the link to her site:

Mama always says lips are better with a little color - I guess I should've listened to Mama. Oh well! John still loves me. ;)
Not gonna lie -- It's kind of weird seeing me kissing someone in a picture!

It (finally) Happened

Last weekend I was in Vegas (again) for my sister, Courtney's, wedding. Everything turned out just beautiful and it was very hard to leave and come back to Provo on Sunday. The wedding was a success and we had quite a turn out. Food was amazing and the reception was very fun.

Here are a few pics from the weekend

Here's the link to the slideshow from the weekend:

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Milk's Favorite Cookie

"The OREO has landed in Britain. And it is giving rise to a furious Battle of the Biscuits."

Somehow I stumbled upon this article and couldn't help but share it with you.

I have always enjoyed OREOS and feel it is safe to say that my OREO shakes are pretty famous. I also feel it is safe to say there will be OREOs at my reception. You are welcome to all my fellow OREO-lovers.

Now go grab yourself a nice cold glass of milk and a couple OREOs and enjoy!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Costco = Funeral Needs??

Does anybody else find it kind of morbid that Costco offers caskets and things for funerals? I realize they are the "one stop shopping" place for a lot of people...but c'mon! Caskets? Urns? Awkward!

Costco's Funeral Site

Do you think maybe you can get a discount if you're a "lifetime" member at Costco?
(sorry that was kind of off color)

My (last) white dress

I have really been dreading going dress shopping for a very long time now. I realize that is not what normal girls would say. Most people who know me know that I am not a big fan of shopping and trying things on. I'll go to the store/mall get what I need, walk around if I have to, and then I'm done. I've learned the art of people watching (and must say I am REALLY good at this) while waiting for others to finish their shopping.

The point of this post is: I TRIED ON 10 DRESSES IN LESS THAN AN HOUR on Saturday and I am so proud of that. The lady at the dress shop was very impressed at how efficient I was. I put it on, looked in the mirror and it came right off if I didn't love it. I like 4 of them, and loved 1 of them. However, I will not be making my purchase until I have a mother's opinion. (b/c that's what every girl wants, right?!)

Yep, I rock.