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Sunday, February 16, 2014


In spirit of valentines day, let's take a look at mine:

He's my person. He's the only person that can make me laugh or smile when I'm grouchy, he always sees the best in people until he's proven wrong, he's hard working and pushes himself to provide for us, he's intelligent and educated, he's had life experiences which have made him wise and thus my counselor, he's forgiving, he's loyal to the end, he's encouraging, he honors his priesthood and seeks for opportunities to use it, he's active and enjoys being outside, he's loving and caring, he's always the first to say "I'm sorry," he's wise with our finances, he's a missionary and never let's an opportunity go by where he can share the gospel, he's humble in areas I wish I could be, he's a listener, and the greatest example to me that I have ever or will ever have. 

As many of you SHOULD know, we are just a couple of cheese balls. We are all about mushy gushy romance, getting lost in each others eyes, and being in awe over our relationship. 

Side note, do you notice a theme with the pictures thus far? Winter is really hard... Anyways. We have so much fun together. Battling wits over the others humor and give a high five when we make the best "that's what she said" joke. Sorry parents.... Here are some other parts of our relationship that are my favorite...

Football is the only sport we are passionate about. Okay, only certain teams. Okay, I only have certain teams I care about. Okay, only certain games I care about. Then we both get passionate. For example, our friendly rivalry of BYU vs. UofU. Or any team against BYU do I cheer for. The only time we have ever been on the same teams is if it's BSU for college or Seahawks for the NFL. 

We play really well together. We enjoy being outside embarrassing Heavenly Father's creations and toys via technology. RIP motorcycle.... May your new owner embrace you as my husband has ;) Truly though, my valentine loves creating new memories with me and trying new things. It keeps that spark alive. Shooting, camping, biking, water sports, winter sports, etc. 

We have the travel bug. We can't stay in one place for too long. Road trips or coastal ventures we will happily attend. We have been many places, and plan to go elsewhere. Oh the places you will go....

We are cooks. Specialties in Mexican and Asian. We try new recipes and either give the other a thumbs down and rate it on the negative scale of "Never make this again" or "Don't feed this to me until you fix it." OR we give the thumbs up and rate on a positive scale of "Feed this to me everyday all day" with a two snap in Z formation, or "That was bomb. Make it again next week!"

We invest in good music. Playing off of the others ears. 

My favorite part of it all, is the reciprocation, honest, and pure love that is ours. My favorite is even during the times when we have bickered, at night we come together and say "I love you." Never have we gone to bed without saying those words as a reminder. He's truly my best of best friends and partner in this life and in the eternities. Happy Valentine's Day :)
BUT WAIT! Don't you want to know how we celebrated?!?! 
So last year we went to this place called "The Springs." It's a spa and natural hot springs in a huge pool outside under the stars in Idaho City. They serve you drinks as you kiss a lot. It's so relaxing and absolutely beautiful. We went with Brock and Brooke. Afterwards we ate at iHop because, hello, iHop. Why not? 
Love each other. There's no reason not to. 

Sunday, February 9, 2014


I've been desperate for warmer weather, sunshine, and smoothies. Made with mango, orange juice, strawberries, and blueberries. I'm desperate for skiing to make use of this chilly snowy negative weather. I'm desperate for a vacation, even a mini road trip to the Oregon coast or something. Who's with me?
So like, how's it goin? What's new and exciting with y'all? Don't worry. I'll just insta, facebook, blog stalk you and I'll find out. Boy, that doesn't sound creepy, eh? WHOOPS.
For an update on our lives, I had a birthday. Though it was during the week, my husband did not disappoint. He planned a chocolate fondue party. Friends were all in attendance. Birthday cake oreos, apples, bananas (still to this day I sing that gwen stefani song to help me spell bananas), and other goodies. So yummy. We played games. Then the real celebration happened on saturday where my family pitched in for me to get a spa day, complete with a pedicure, manicure, and hair done. Then we went out dancing. Are we human, or are we dancers?
Here are some fun pictures, and it may jump start my memory of what it is I need to be blogging about:
This is Brooke. She's cute, and I love her. We also match sometimes, without planning.

So ever since B got his xbox, this is what my life has been about. I've been sucked into the gaming world and have found a new addiction to "Lord of the Rings: War in the North." Yes it's super fun. Yes I enjoy killing orcs. Noobs. 

We built a fort at Bryce and Callie's house where we spend the majority of our time. You guys. These pictures don't do it justice. It was amazing. 

Oh hey there's that pretty faced Brooke again. It was her birthday so we met up with her and Brock at Jakers. Though, it was late and we already ate so we had french fries. Literally, that's it. Happy 26th pretty lady!

GAME TIME.  Again at Callie and Bryce's house. Look how creative she is! She did such a good job decorating. We were the only Seahawk fans in attendance though... awkward...

Here's some pictures of which you can fond over how adorable we are. I mean, what?

Again, Callie did this. SUCH A GOOD IDEA! 

So, because we were the only hawk fans, it got kind of obnoxious of us *cough* BRANDON *cough* cheering and gloating over the beat down of the weak and defenseless broncos. Thus, we drove to Big Al's where we usually watch our football games and ran into many hawk fans and depressed broncos. HALLELUJAH! 

Big Al T.V.'s

We were victorious. We were aggressive. We came, we beat, we won. Boo yah.

Now I'm rambling, but really though. Here's my rant on this... She was Dani #2. We cheered her on throughout the season encouraging her to win challenges and prove to herself her self worth. Her story was sad by being a world class swimmer, and giving up her future in swimming for a boy, (at one point we have given up something for a boy/girl). When they broke up she ate her feelings, (at one point so have you, like me right now). She got her life back and shed the weight courtesy to all 3 of the trainers, I don't care what you say Jill and Bob. You helped her. but 105lbs 60% body weight? Too far chick. I'm interested to see what happens in the next couple months. If she truly lost that much because she wanted to, or if it was for the competition. 

This is funny. Start laughing.

This is how I feel sometimes. Especially when I have to wake up early on weekends. 

She's growing up too fast. I can't stand it. She's such a little human. Kel, bring her to me right now. I'm serious. Just kidding, I'll come to you. Slumber party?

Hehehehehe. In church today. The kiddos of our groupies. 
ISN'T SHE SO CUTE WITH HER LITTLE BASKETBALL BELLY?!?!?!?!?!?! K so yeah whatever earls, you've seen it 3 times before, but I'm going to brag about her anyway since this is my first Brit-pregnancy. She's so hip and fabulous. Love you. 

So there's my pictures. You're welcome.
Side note, I'm currently watching the mask of Zorro via hulu as I'm typing this. Antonio Banderez is beautiful, and funny. 
Back to real life... I changed jobs. WHAT?! Yeah yeah I know it's crazy. I put in my two weeks at the beginning of January, and started my new job at Castlebury Dental on Jan. 27th. I'm truly happy. Dr. Brown, my boss, is so sweet. He's very laid back and experienced, and cares about his staff. The girls I work with are all in their 20's early-late, and have a lot in common. It's so nice. They train us to be in "our bubble," meaning to not stress over the things we cannot change, etc. I've been with them only 2 weeks and I already love it. 
B is back in school. He started mid January. He's taking recertification classes for his paramedic license, and biology. He will take chem next semester. Classes for him are Monday and Wednesday, then he works all the other days of the week. It gets busy for him, and repetitive. Which is why we are desperate for vacation. He's such a hard worker and provider for our family, and I'm truly blessed because of it. 
I so wish I took pictures of it, but my mom and I had dinner with the sister missionaries yesterday at her house. They were craving seafood, so of course she obliged being a coastal native. Crab, smoked salmon and cream cheese crackers, clam chowder, and roasted green beans. Accompanied with black berries for desert. It was marvelous and so yummy. The girls couldn't quite figure out how to get the meat out of the shell, so we had to teach them how to crack the crab shells. 
blah blah blah. Happiness, rainbows, and unicorns guys. Unicorns dancing on rainbows filled with happiness. Ta-da!