Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Meet the Cats

Brandon and I have had this little kitty cat KeKe for two months now and she keeps on surprising us.  I never wanted a girl cat because they don't like social interaction and they always want to be alone.  Not our little girl.  When we are awake she is always awake wandering around by us or playing with Baylee.  We took her into the vet almost a month ago.  On this vet visit she got fixed, declawed, and had her shots.  Over this last month Brandon and I have learned what she loves to do.
*sleep at the crook of your neck.
*purr before you even pet her.  I think that is how she entices us to pet her.
*look out the window and look for bugs.
*she is independent while we are sleeping and she goes out into the living room to sleep.  Which is nice because we are already have a cat who sleeps with us.
*KeKe finds the cold tile to lounge/sleep on.
and the best for last:
*we think she trained herself to pee in the toilet that is right!
I have a toilet trained cat like on Meet the Parents.  But we didn't have to do the training.  KeKe is still as tiny as the day we brought her home she may have added a couple of pounds which is good because she looked like skin and bones.

Meet the BayBay cat.  Yes that is his nickname and loves to come to it.  When we first got BayBay they told us that he doesn't get along with other cats so he will have to be a one  house cat.  Brandon and I first decided that he is overly aggressive.  Then we brought home another cat and we figured it out he is a scaredy cat.  BayBay is our male cat and is definitely the Alpha with KeKe.  It took them awhile to get along.  BayBay wanted to play with her before she wanted to play with him.  I think that KeKe was a stray long enough to pick up on that other cats pick on each other.  When KeKe finally warmed up to play with Baylee.  I think they fell in love with each other right away.  They play wrestle, they run through out the house.  They swat toys back and forth to each other.  BayBay being the Alpha shows KeKe daily and she becomes very submissive with him.  I think that is why Baybay is still the only cat that sleeps with us. Some things about Baylee:
*Baylee sleeps right in the middle of the bed like a child would do.
*Baylee knows when it is time to eat and will start meowing to get food. 
*Baylee knows which one of us is the mommy and the daddy.  (yes they are our children for right now)
*Baylee is very social and stays in the same room as us.  (I think that is why KeKe is that way with us also)
*Baylee loves to look out the window and lay in the little sunshine patch on the floor.
*Baylee knows what time we get home from work and sits on the couch arm waiting for us to enter.
*and the best for last... Baylee loves to comfort you when you are feeling a little sad.

*As I wrote this KeKe has been walking around on the desk purring waiting for attention and now she is playing with the lamp so I better go.  I also have a BayBay looking for attention the demands of cats.

Monday, June 27, 2011

dreams of traveling


Once again I'm on Pinterest and I just started following a traveling board.  As I was scrolling down the amazing pictures of all over the world.  I found this one to the left.  All I can say is I love it and that this is the new addition to my bucket list of places I want to go.

Where is this place?

Multnomah falls, Oregon

I love it and really want to go there one day.


I've gone Mobile now when you look at my blog on cell phones you see the title of the blog and the first couple of sentences.  So happy reading to you.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

just waite...

"We are all a little weird and life's a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love."
-Dr. Seuss
"You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut."

Monday, June 13, 2011

My goals

I went on the road trip and it through me through a loop.  I need to start walking again in the mornings.  But besides the little caffeine I had to help stay awake during the drive to Idaho and back.  I have done really well with just drinking water or Lemonade.  I'm going to make it a point to start walking now that I have tackled somewhat of these goals I have started.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Strawberry Days

this up and coming week is Pleasant Grove's Celebration Days when all the cowboys and cowgirls roll into town.

Will you be going to the rodeo?  I will be.  Not to watch but to help out so come and see me at the concession stands on Wednesday night.

Other activities that brandon and i will be doing?
*going to the carnaval
*eating strawberries and cream

My favorite Summer foods


What are some of your favorite summer foods?

Saturday, June 11, 2011


Have you heard of PINTEREST???

It is a website where you share pictures of things you find on the internet.

Here are some of my pins...

source found here

source found here

Let me know if you would like to join just send me your email and I will send you an invite.

Friday, June 10, 2011


This is actually my 201st post yesterdays post was number 200.  So to celebrate it I'm going to answer some questions yepee skipee.

Most hated chore on the household chore list?
> I would have to say folding laundry
If you had to eat a raccoon
...how would you cook it
> I don't know why I would have but if I did. I would probably roast it with lots of good seasonings.

What do/did you enjoy about school?
> I enjoyed Color Guard, and English

Which is the best vacation you’ve ever had?
> there is to many.  I would have to say England that was one of the neatest experiences of my life.  I would also have to say Lake Powell trips, and going back East with my hubby.

Who is/was your favorite teacher?
> My sixth grade teacher Mr. Salmon.  Oh he was so funny, we could distract him very easy with stories.  and Jenny she was so much fun.

If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
> Flying, I would love to fly.

If your house was on fire and you could grab only 3 things
before leaving, what would they be?
> 1. Baylee and Keke 2 pictures 3 my camera

Where is
your most favorite place on this earth?
> Lake Powell

What is the best present you have ever received?
> A wii and a diamond pendent necklace

What is usually your first thought when you wake up?
> What time is it?

What do you usually think about right before falling asleep?
> I have no clue usually my mind is blank.

Do you believe in extraterrestrials or life on other planets?
> Yeah, Sure, Why not?

Do you
believe in ghosts?
> Sometimes 

What do you think the greatest invention is
in your lifetime and why?
> umm... lets see there are new things being invented everyday but i would have to say the best one is probably the Internet.

What do you think the
secret to a good life is?
what would be your dream job?
> to work as a photographer at a magazine

What is your most cherished item?
> item? let me see it would have to be a ring on my finger yeah that would have to be it MY WEDDING RING.

If you could have 3 wishes granted, what would they be?
> 1. to not have to work
> 2. to have a house
> 3. to have all the camera equipment i will ever need

If you could
live anywhere in the world,
where would you live?

Name three exotic countries you would like to visit
> 1. Africa
> 2. The Amazon Rain Forest
> 3. India

What do you dream about at night?
> depends on what i have been doing that day watching, reading, and what not.

If someone was to ask you, “What is your dream in life?” what would you tell them
> to have lots and lots of babies

crazy activities do you dream of trying someday?
> Skydiving

If you could go on a road trip with any person
(dead or alive), who would you choose and where would you go?
> is that even a question? that would have to be Brandon and I would love to drive across America and drive up the East Coast with him.

What is the craziest thing you have ever done?

> the craziest thing is when i was little i would go downtown by myself and go get some penny candies.  i was always so scared to go up and down one street because there was a mean dog that would bark so i would take a longer way downtown.

Summer Evenings

summer evenings... you know what makes summer evenings better than just the nice warm weather?
having a patio set.

guess what???

brandon and i after my 4 hour drive home yesterday.  we got into the car and went to smith's marketplace in lehi and got a 5 piece patio set.  a table and four chairs.  we also saved money on this patio set and the new dishes to go along with it because we had coupons for the patio set and the dishes.

i'm so excited for the nice warm summer evenings and enjoying our dinner outdoors.

*side note: brandon and i are going to start trying the whole couponing adventures.  we got our first 4 newspapers last sunday to start clipping coupons.


One thing to cross off my BUCKET LIST but hopefully more to come:


I went on a journey by myself and it was a fun journey.  i started off on my journey at 2:00pm on Tuesday.  I gave my hubby a kiss goodbye told him i loved him... and was out the door.  Before i decided to leave pleasant grove i headed on over to the Hart's for a drink i also gave my car a drink of gasoline.  At 2:05 i was on I-15 heading north.  I put on some good tunes of ADELE.  I made good timing I got out of Salt Lake City by 3.  I stopped right out of Ogden for one last little break before I got onto the open road.  I got some jerky and some licorice bites the best travel foods.  I would have to say.  With my trusty Maps app on my phone I got to Idaho Falls.  Once I saw Idaho Falls I had to stop and get out of the car and take a break.  I took a nice break walking around Wal-Mart and got a CD that I have been wanting for a while.  No sales tax Awesome is all is the greatest 'nuff said.  I got into Rexburg around 6 and was greeted by my friend and her cute little new born.  I was so excited to see my friend we had dinner.  Than we talked for awhile like girls do.  It was great to be there and out of the car.  I took the late shift of feeding the baby so that they could get some much needed good sleep.  I stayed up reading and relaxing until the little one cried.  I than got to sleep around 3 and was able to sleep for a couple of hours.  We had breakfast than after breakfast we are on our way to doctor appointments and out to lunch.  We went to a cute little family owned restaurant I wish I had my camera it was so cute.  All they served was breakfast and their breakfast was so yummy! better than ihop breakfast.  I got a Hawaiian pancake that had coconut and pineapple in it.  I used coconut syrup for this super yummy pancake.  Bragging moment I usually don't order pancakes anywhere because my dad makes the fluffiest pancakes ever and they just melt in your mouth.  I would recommend this place if you ever up in Rexburg Idaho I think it is called the SHORT STACK.  I will have to ask my friend.  After getting lunch we headed back to my friends home.  I set up my camera and we started to take pictures of my friends baby.  The baby is so tiny she fit into a 9x13 pan.  After pictures my friend went to take a nap while another friend of hers that is staying with her we took care of the baby.  When my friend woke up from her nap we had dinner.  My friend talked to her husband who is away on a business trip for awhile.  We got some good girl giggles in and than we settled down to watch a movie one of the best movies ever THE LEGEND OF JOHNNY LINGO i got me some good cuddle time with that cute little baby of hers during the movie.  my friend than went to bed and i fed the baby before going to bed.  I woke up this morning had stuffed french toast for breakfast than got ready.  Than headed out the door to get home.  I had a great trip.  Some time to think about everything.  It was a wonderful road trip but I'm glad to be home.  My hubby and the cats missed me.

*Tiao Cruz
*Glee Volume 3
*Carrie Underwood

Monday, June 6, 2011

Bucket List

have you ever thought about your bucket list.  you know the things you truly want to do but are
a: thinking i will get around to it sometime
b: if i do it great if not oh well.

i have been thinking about my bucket list... not because of the movie (i have never seen the movie).  i just have been thinking about it so that if the opportunity pops up i will just go and do so that i can mark it off my list.

so here it goes my bucket list.

bucket list:
* skydiving- i have a fear of falling but i think if i can conquer this and live maybe i will get over my fear of falling.
* go to Europe- i have been to england but i dream about going to italy, france, germany, switzerland.
* go to Ireland- like i said above i have been to england, but i also have been to wales, and scotland now ireland is the last place i have to go to say i have been to all of great britain.
* go on a road trip across america- i would love to go to the west coast and drive from the south to the north.
* go to australia and africa- australia so that i can see kangaroos, africa for a safari.
* buy a house- a dream i have with my hubby but also a dream i have always had.  i want to buy a house to have a place that my children can grow up in also so that i can decorate how i would like to.
* own some chickens- my parents let us get chickens when we were little, right now they have chickens.  i would love to have some chickens of my own.

i just wanted to dream a little tonight and think of all the things i could do. 

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Saturday Night Off?

Yes, Please!

Brandon and I went to work on Saturday night and in my building there were extra's.  So the person in charge was calling around to see if anyone wanted to go home.  I said I would willing volunteer to take the night off.  I than walked over to Brandon's building to tell him that I got to go home but before that I wanted to run to Wal-Mart to get some Ben&Jerry's and have a girl night in.  Brandon called me while I was at Wal-Mart and said I'm going to ask if I can go home also we have extra's.  So I got the text while waiting to see if I needed to get my ice cream or not.  Brandon said come get me.  I went and got him than we both went to Wal-Mart to get goodies because we already had a movie we both wanted to watch.  We got a bag of chips, ice cream, doughnuts, and salads see we are healthy.  We than went home got into our comfy pj's and got settled to watch

Loved It
  If you have not seen it yet I highly recommend it.  Brandon picked out the actors that have been in Harry Potter I on the other hand was in awe with Colin Firth.  It was nice seeing Mr. Darcy play the King of England.  It was wonderful to get an unexpected Saturday night off together.  It hardly ever happens and I'm glad that Brandon and I got to have a movie night together.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Photo Book

I just ordered this book! I can't wait to get it in the mail.


I have some goals that I'm working on I thought that I would also blog about them on this blog because even though they are simple goals I want to be able to remember that I need to be doing them

  • stop drinking caffeine. drink more water.
  • to start walking in the mornings after work.
  • to do a half an hour of cleaning each day.
  • to start looking for the positive in work.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Something to think about...

I was blog stalking and I found one of my old classmates blog.  She had this story about how she was there just minutes before and that we should really think of the small things in life that may change our whole entire life.  this happened on the road that leads to my work in fact on the google map you can see my work.  Brandon and I have complained a couple of times about that corner and how it is hard to see the traffic coming both ways.  It is sad to see a story of an deadly accident on the road I drive on daily to and from work.  I will be praying for the families that lost a husband and a father. 

Kicking off Summer!!!

Brandon and I love the summer months.  It could be because of the warm hot weather.  Hopefully Utah begins to warm up.  This summer Brandon and I are looking into buying a barbecue grill for our patio and some outdoor furniture.  So that we can enjoy the summer nights with friends and family.  We also have planted a little garden by our stairwell down to our apartment.  We love living at our new place we have never had a little garden or a patio before.  We also have great landlords who make us feel welcome by inviting us to their family game nights every once in awhile and talking to us when we see them outside.
Tonight is Graduation for all the High School Seniors.  CONGRATULATIONS TO MY SISTER IN-LAW BRITTANY FOR GRADUATING TODAY!!! I went over to Wal-Mart right when I got to work and I saw all the young adults that are so excited about being graduated.  I can't belive that it has been 6 years since I graduated and how exciting that night was being able to go out until 2 in the morning with friends.  Well I think with graduation kicks off the beginning of summer, it could be because tomorrow all the kids will be out for summer.
Well on Wednesday Brandon and I decided we would go and celebrate the beginning of summer before all the kids would be out and playing.  We got a deal to the Lehi Trafalga we payed 20 dollars for 20 dollars of tokens plus we got two free combo meals, and two free appetizers.  Over all savings of 20 dollars.  We went and played around the arcade we played Wheel of Fortune, Basketball Shots, Roller Ball (I think that is what it is called you basically bowl with 2 pound balls and the pins are attached to strings).  After playing some of the games we decided we go and get our free meal.  We got a lot of food that is all I got to say.  After eating we had tokens left so we went and played more Wheel Of Fortune because we decided it gave out the most ticket.  We were down to the last swipe and that is when we won BIG!!!

We have never won this much in tickets before we were so EXCITED about how much we won.  After going to the machine that counts the tickets
the grand total was:

We got a stuff monkey, two odd shaped bouncy balls, two normal bouncy balls, two key chain sizes of a barrel of monkeys, and a parachute man.  We are now on the look out for a big building so that we can send the parachute man off.  And YES the bouncy balls are for our cats.

I have big plans for this summer: 
  • have BBQ'S and eat outside more
  • keep my little garden alive
  • take pictures
  • and for my first adventure alone a 4 hour road trip up to Rexburg, Idaho.
What are your plans???