Sunday, April 24, 2011


“We do not know, we cannot tell, no mortal mind can conceive the full import of what Christ did in Gethsemane.”
Bruce R. McConkie

   I don't know how to write how much our Savior means to me.  I have relied on Him with every step that I have taken these last couple of months.  Just knowing what He did for me, but most importantly what He did for my little Angel Lexy.  I don't have to worry about never seeing her again because of the Savior atoning for everyone.  That one day we will be able to return to with our Heavenly Father and our families.  I can only imagine the pain and suffering that our Savior went through but I can imagine His LOVE for everyone of us.  I know that the Savior has felt the pain I have felt this last year.  I know that He is a Loving Big Brother that just wants to be there for us.  Open your heart to feel His Love He is always going to cheering us on during the happy and the sad times of our life. 

“As one of His special witnesses on earth today, this glorious Easter Sunday, I declare that this is true, in His sacred name—even the name of Jesus Christ, our Savior—amen.”
—President Thomas S. Monson

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Rainy Days With My Sweetie

Spring time in Utah means rain...
rain is starting to get on my nerves...
I want warm weather... to come out and play!
                Well hopefully next month the sun will start to shine so that we can plant some more flowers!!
But for right now I'm enjoying my rainy days with my sweetheart!!!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Monday, April 18, 2011

Always listen to your mama

My hubby is a red head...  My mom when I was little wanted me to marry a red head... she had her eye set out on one..  I didn't pick the one she had her eye on...

Waite... ha ha...

we have been married for almost three years and now I decide to tell you a little more of my hubs.  well it is because living your daily life and seeing him I just find him fascinating and why would I want to brag about how wonderful, amazing, caring, smart he is.  My hubby already thinks highly of himself I'm just the one to help him remember he needs to be humble.  Don't get me wrong I love my hubby more than anything in the world in fact he is the most amazing hubby in all of the world.  Sorry everyone he is already taken for an eternity.  Well to carry on with my story...

Mom wants a red head for a son in law I knew that when I was little...
I graduate from high school and with that my personality comes to shine a little more... because lets face it I'm no longer stuck in a routine.  It is time to spread my wings and fly to be free... go on an adventure.

I got a job...

I meet a red head he is super hot.  Luckily the day I met him I actually cared about the way I looked and did my makeup and hair instead of just pulling my hair up in a ponytail and calling it good.  I met my hubby by filling out the schedule for work who would take care of what individuals.  When the person who hires people walks in and says here is the new trainee I look on the schedule there isn't a new trainee I look up to see hubby my heart did a little flip not going to lie.  I than look at the hirer and said who do you want to train him I didn't know his name yet he was still known as trainee to me.  She looked at me and said you.  My heart did another flip.  I was going to have to be watched by this really handsome guy for the next 8 hours... I asked okay what is your name I have to put that I'm training on the schedule and who I'm training... Brandon.  I say Brandon and than spell out his name B-r-a-n-d-o-n is that correct yep he says.  Hirer lady says okay going to leave now follow her around.  I start leaving the office to get going to find my individuals and he is already behind me following me...  I have only looked at him twice now when I heard trainee and when to ask his name.  I was nervous... not for the training part but for training a guy that I found to be the guy of my dreams.  Within the first ten minutes of meeting him I got kicked in the stomach by a girl.  My day... I guess it is going to be a long one due to the fact that I have a hot boy following me around and one of my individuals is a bad mood.  After dealing with the behavior and having this hot boy wait out in the hallway.  I walk out of the room tell him everything is going to be fine after walking out with all the other staff that helped me with the behavior.  Brandon didn't see that I got kicked in the stomach.  I started walking down the hallway to go see my friend who is a nurse.  I tell Brandon I was kicked and have to go see if I'm okay.  During the time I was talking to the nurse I had apparently said yes to going out on a blind date after work.  My head was in the clouds dreaming about this red head.  I said I was training and I had to go help with the individuals make their lunches for the next day.  I walk out of the little nurses room/closet.  He was there waiting for me he asked if I was okay and I was.  As we were walking to the kitchen to get all the things for lunches I told Brandon that I just said yes to go on a blind date.  Later during the night Brandon said he would come on the blind date with me.  I thought he was joking after work.  I started to head over to Denny's and when I got there I saw my friend with her date and my blind date... I was worried this guy seemed to be a lot older than me.  I than saw Brandon my heart jumped for joy...

a mission later and 3 months after the mission I married that red head...

My mom should be happy I found her a son in law with red hair...

and he tells everyone he went out on a date with me the first day we met...

Sunday, April 17, 2011


              Sunday                                                                                                                       SUNDAY


                   Sunday                                                               Sunday

    Sunday                   Sunday

the most wonderful day of them all...
  today is the day that everything is so relaxed and
peaceful no running around to be done just hanging 
out at home being with family after going to church and
feeling the spirit.  But sometimes it can be the most busiest day
of them all going to church cooking a nice big meal to enjoy with the
family after church...  going to missionary farewells/homecomings, baby blessings
and than by the time you get home it is time for the famous Sunday nap you know the 
one the one where you find a little patch of warmth curl up underneath a blanket and let the
peacefulness of the day just drift you off to sleep.  Well after being awake for most of the day
yesterday and staying awake all night I'm looking forward to the nap that is ahead of me before we
go see our friend who just got home from his mission.  I'm also going to be enjoying the day with my family.
I will just wait for Monday when I can have that nice long nap of 8 hours plus it will surely be nice.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Creative Thinking

diaper cake

My mom and I are hosting a baby shower tomorrow.  I thought I would use my right side
of my brain for this fun event.  I went and bought some diapers and thought why not
lets make a cute diaper cake for my friend.
This was my first try at making a diaper cake and can I just say I'm proud of myself.
I had lots of fun making this and I would love to make some more
do you know anyone that is pregnant and would like to give
them a diaper cake?

*don't mind my calendar in the background it was on my work station... also I promise better
pictures to follow this was taken with my phones camera.


This is my new favorite toy in all of the world.  I don't know if you have seen that I have been posting all the books I have been reading this year.  Well to make a long story short let's just say I have been addicted to reading ever since I got my nook.

The nook that I got was the very basic one.  It has a touch screen for the menu.  And the big screen is where you read.  The reading screen has an amazing technology called e-ink.  It is like one of those magnetic boards kids play with.  There is no back light on the reading screen so I don't get any headaches from reading.  Also when there is wi-fi available I can use the internet.  I love it so much.

I won our little college basketball bracket challenge.  We had prices picked out for us Brandon wanted an xbox 360... I wanted a nook...  I got the nook and with the left over money I would have for books I gave to Brandon.  Brandon got his xbox 360 and we both love having our new toys.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

I bought a harness and a leash...

I bought a harness and a leash...

 No not for Brandon even though people say that marriage is a ball and a chain...
                            Ours is not a ball and chain marriage.

Our Marriage is coming up on us being together for 3 whole years.  Can you believe that???

I waited for the hubby to get home from his mission for 2 years and now we have been married for more than 2 plus years.  It is crazy.  You should have seen me 5 years ago yes that is right 5 years ago when hubby went on his mission.  It was the LONGEST TWO YEARS of my LIFE.  For my hubby NOT SO MUCH he was busy teaching the ghettos of New Jersey about the LDS church.  Lucky duck.  He didn't have time to sit and wonder what I was doing.  ME on the other hand just had a job and the rest of the time to sit and wonder when I would be getting the next letter and counting down the days until he would be home.

We have now been married longer than he was actually gone... and I still can't believe it sometimes.  I feel like we were made for each other like we have been together our whole entire life...

The other night we were at our friends house playing Phase 10 and we came up with the conclusion if Brandon didn't grow up in Colorado he would of probably not done so well in New Jersey he was always serving in the ghettos and sending me facts about where he was serving.  He loved it and absolutely enjoyed it!  Brandon was a problem child in Colorado he moved to Utah and became an Angel.  So whenever he asks me if I would want to live in Colorado I say No, that is because I keep hearing more horror stories of his childhood and I want to protect our children from that is that wrong?  I would also rather live in the state of Utah where my family is.  I wouldn't mind moving down to St. George warmer weather and not a long drive to go see family.  Brandon's argument is that MY MOM ALWAYS TOLD HER CHILDREN TO GO AN ADVENTURE...  All of her children live close to them.  We live close by...  I have three brothers living at home... my sister lives 15 minutes away yeah we go on adventures but we always end back up by our parents who love us.  Brandon is always saying Colorado is so Beautiful.  I think Utah is beautiful and it has OUR FAMILY HERE.  Well lets just say this has been going on since we have been married talking about where the future us will live.  I guess in a couple more years we will know and we will make our decision than... I just wanted to blog about the ongoing argument that really isn't an argument and laugh at this one day. 

So since we have been married for almost three years in a month and a half, I waited two years for him, and we met on August 2 of 2005 we will have known each other for 6 years.  I can't believe it that is crazy.

We bought a harness and a leash for Baylee... Yep, that is right we bought a harness and a leash for Baylee he is the only one in this relationship that is on a ball and a chain.  More like a harness and a leash.  We want him to be able to enjoy going outside with us this summer.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Do Blonds really have a lot more fun?

A few weeks ago it was the beginning of an incredible journey.  My hair was looking brown and I wanted it to look nice and light for when summer came... I'm still waiting.

Well the festival of colors came and went and with that I had lost my perfect looking blond.  My hair was dyed pink in a few places.  After couple of washes the pink was about out of my hair.  I liked how my hair looked with a few wisps of pink it looked like I knew how to have fun.

Well to add the fun of my pink hair.  I got a new shampoo for blonds so that it makes your hair shine and look beautiful.  I was excited to try it out.  My hair was excited to try it out also...

My friend who is my hair stylist and I love her to pieces has commented on how well my hair soaks in color.  My hair loves color.

Well I learned today that my hair really does love color.  For when I told the hubby that I washed my hair with a dark purple shampoo and it was still in the towel drying.  Hubby said to me I bet your hair is purple.  I laughed it off.  My hair would do no such thing...  I went into the bathroom took off the towel and started brushing my hair when hubby walks by and says your hair is purple.  I look in the mirror and guess what I see my hair had a liking to the shampoo.  I quickly ran my hair under more water thinking that the shampoo was just left over in my hair.  I got the blow dryer out and dried my hair.  I have purple ends to go along with my pink roots.

So do blonds really have a lot more fun?  I would have to say yes, my hair is bringing me all sorts of surprises and making me look at my hair and just laugh.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

What do you want to Be when YOU grow up?

           Because I have already done a blog about color guard I thought it would be great to share a story of one of the girls I met in Color Guard.  I'm not going to give any hints she likes/liked pennies in high school.  Maybe that gave it away.  This girl would always ask


     I remember we would always answer with being an animal or other random things that would make us laugh.  It was a great way to relief that stress when we were on our way to a competition.  I knew she was always a girl you could look to when you wanted to have a good laugh.  

      Well in good asking of that question I would love to be like her.  I love her blog whenever I see a new post I can't wait to read it.  I love how she tells stories she puts you right in them.  So I want to be just like her and be able to write about my life and get people hooked by the way she tells her stories.

I'm just saying I want to make people laugh because life without laughter is not a life at all.

go check out her blog HERE 

Remembering the good ol' days of Color Guard

   I have been slacking on blogging about the guard party I went to sorry for that.  But I wanted to have a good blog post to tell about my wonderful days of color guard.

Can I say color guard was one of the best times in my life.  Who doesn't like being able to hang out with tons of girls when you are in high school.  Can I just say I met a lot of people who are still good friends.  Well this last January we got together as a group to remember all the good times we had back in the days of wearing tons of makeup, practices in the early morning and after school.  In the end it was all worth it when we got to hear our school called out because we had placed.  We got together and were back to being those girls like the years in between us not seeing each other has not changed the bond between us.  We were girls talking and giggling while we watched videos of us during our color guard seasons.  It was a really fun night and can't wait until we have the next big color guard party.  I missed seeing a lot of people that couldn't make it to the color guard night.

Pleasant Grove Color Guard

Pleasant Grove Color Guard