Saturday, December 31, 2011


*Living in our first home together. We miss you South Jordan!

*Became Church teachers and spent a lot of time at Target.

*Zip lining in Belize!

*Easter egg hunts and family

*Cinco De Mayo

*Hiking, camping with friends, and more hiking!


*First 4th as husband and wife!
I Learned that it is crucial to let your cake cool before removing from the pan and attempting to frost and serve to your in-laws.

*Got our Moose Pup. good decision? bad decision? we can't decide.

*Picked up this fine finger-less fellow!

*Celebrated our one year anniversary. In Canada. With Habitat for Humanity.

*Lazy days. Netflix watching and cookie making.

*We got a new shotgun!

We've had a fun year. Hears to the next!
Thanks, Babe.

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Friday, December 30, 2011


As we bring in the new year, we will be throwing out old clothes,
But there are some items in your closet that you won’t want to toss out.
It matches those red lips, and looks good just about anywhere.
2) Your mothers old clothes.
From Peter Pan collars to short, bright dresses, this fun unique style is sure to stay a while.
3) That Tuxedo Jacket you wore to your last interview? Keep it.
It’s true, the Tuxedo Jacket has been around for over 100 years! It’s an easy way to dress up any outfit. Pair it with a dress and roll up the sleeves for a quick, and trendy, business look!

4) The High-Waitsed skirt.
It’s classy, it’s cute, and it’s not going anywhere. So hike it up and get used to it!
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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

This Christmas

This Christ-mas, let us not forget Christ, our brother. Who came into this world so that man might live. He gave unto others, just as we will do this Christmas. Let us pray for those who need him especially close at this time. Let us teach, serve, and love, just as he does. And may we be there for others, as he is for us.
No Him
Know Him
Let our light shine as brightly as the star that night. 

Merry Christmas.

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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Mr. Sick

I've been sick. And it’s not your normal sick!
I don’t know how to tell him, but we're just not hitting it off.

Mr. Sick, you gotta go.

So what’s a girl to do when sick, if not blog,  sew some reversible pj’s, and quilt??

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Dear Mike,

All I want for Christmas

Is you

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Christmas times a comin'

Can you believe it's almost Christmas?? I love it. And I especially love it, because I will be going home with my guy for the Holidays.
I love Christmas at my parents house. So many fun times growing up there.
It's a farm house in the country, located in the smallest town ever, and I love it :)
Every Christmas, my parents would have Raffi and John Denver playing, with some Mannheimsteamroller on the side. We have our awesome family traditions, and over the years the family has grown! So it's extra fun with all the nieces and nephews running around. I can't wait to see all of them. One of my sisters live far away, so I don't get to see her or her kids enough. My Mom always puts so much time and love into each Christmas, to make each one special and perfect.
I hope you guys have a fun Holiday with yummy food, games, and awesome family.

Merry Christmas!

A little Christmas playlist:
Raffi of course!
Can someone say, Christmas for cowboys?   ...without laughing? i love this song.An all time Raffi favorite.
And who doesn't love Aspenglow?
A classic by Raffi. I love it, I called my sister the other day on Skype, and when she answered she was sitting there with two of her girls on her lap singing this song with them. I had to join in!
And of course listen to, Petite Papa Noel!

My sister sent me this picture this morning, of Ella. I'm so excited to see her again! Those kids are growing up too quickly! I hate living so far away. 

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Sunday, December 18, 2011

Get me that plane ticket, I'm on my way!

Dear Mike, 
  Can we please live on the beach? Seriously. Can we move there?
I would be so happy all the time with that delicious ocean smell.
My hair would be awesome, and my skin would be so soft!
I would be healthy and my allergies wouldn't be so bad.
We could have bonfires with friends...
and lay on the sand together, letting the waves roll over our feet!
I could bury you in the sand and make you look silly,
and we could go on walks on the board walk every single day!
We would sleep with the windows open and look at the moon through our blowing bedroom curtains.
We could raise our future little lemons on the beach. Try to tell me that doesn't sound fun :)
We would feel so delightful with the sweet sunshine, our skin would just glow!

Remember when we were at the beach that time?? Don't you want to go back??
I now you doooo!


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Saturday, December 17, 2011


I’m trying every trick in the book.
Mike thinks I’m crazy and makes fun of me. He tried to convince me that doing a stupid dance also makes my hair grow faster. Dork. No it doesn’t.
I do think some things can help though, I’m going to do some of these and maybe they’ll  work! They could be just what I’ve been looking for to get my hair long again!

If my hair grows 1″ a month, then by JULY my hair can be back to the length it was when I cut it! Ok, that is depressing. But hey, at least it’ll be longer!
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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

I absolutely do not feel like a model right now

I hate cold sores.
When I get one on my lip, I get 10 others.
I don't only get them on my lip either, I get them on my nose!
I feel far from pretty when I have them.
I HATE anything touching my face when I have them. Anything as in my hand, my hair, my make up, my clothes...
My face feels really warm, and I feel 100% MISERABLE.
Like I'm a big balloon head filing up with hot air and turning red.
I woke up with one right under my nose. I think I got it there because I have allergies, and the constant blowing caused it to come.
Just in time for the Holiday.
I wanted to take fun Christmas pictures with Mike, DANG IT!

No pictures for at least two weeks please.
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We've got exciting news

Well, exciting to us.

If I had it my way, I would travel all the time. All over. Just me and Mike.
When we were dating, we dreamed up our future an it was always the same, both of us traveling the world together, and becoming a Mamma and Daddy.
At the time, Mike worked from home for a company and it was ideal! Mike always told me "I can work from anywhere!" reassuring me that all was honky dory :)
 One night, Mike took me out star gazing. We were laying in the field, looking up into the dark sky, and we decided that when we were married, we were going to see the sky from all different places in the world.
His ideal proposal was to take me to Europe, backpack on back kneeling down on worn knee to pop the question. He told me while we were dating that that was how he would ask me. It wasn't exactly like that, but it was still wonderful. Obviously not bad, I said, Yes.
But, Mike has a different job now, for which we are very grateful.  We have bills to pay...that we are not so grateful for, haha. And a beautiful home we are lucky to be living in.
 So of course, are dreams have been put on hold. Much to our dismay.

Mike does a very good job at making sure we don't lose sight of our dreams though. As you know, for our anniversary, he told me he tried to take me to Europe, or to the orphanage in Belize, but for the reasons listed above,  the best he was able to do was Canada. And I personally think it was perfect :) We volunteered with Habitat for Humanity, made friends/fun memories, and saw a very gorgeous country.
His family even helped by taking us on a really fun trip last March!
I've also seen him become all cutesy wootsy when passing by the little pickle clothes in the department store.
I too do my best at making sure we don't lose site of our dreams. So great of a job in fact, that I'm sure half of the time Mike is completely annoyed with me.
Worth it though!
So because we cannot travel together and take fun pictures in front of awesome stuff, help feed cute kids in Africa, jump off of rocks near the Koudonsisia Ilands, go Volcano Boarding down Cerro Negro, volunteer a the home in Belize or study abroad....
We are going to help a sweet little someone by sponsoring them for at least a year, and maybe even longer!
I can't wait to share more info with you :)
I am overly excited right now. Have counted all of our pennies (literally) and am so excited to know that all year, this little someone will be happy. Have food, will be attending school, and have something to look forward to. This holiday season will be a good one for us. Knowing that you are doing what you can to help a little love as best as you can, makes you happy.
Please pray along with us for all the beautiful people all over this world. Wherever they are, facing whatever problems they may have.
God loves us all.
Let others see Him through you.

Merry Christmas everyone!
Come back soon for another little love post :)

thank you, michael.

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Friday, December 9, 2011

Ridiculous much?

So people are doing "Photoshop Fridays...."
I don't have Photoshop.
So I'm having Microsoft Paint Fridays... or Saturdays... or Sundays... or Mondays... or Tuesdays... or Wednesdays... or Thursdays...

I've seem to have hit that kind of tired and groovy goofy point in the day. It seems I have gone a little too far with this one. Not my best work, but give me a break! I'm making dog pictures, m'kay?
Have a Bitchin' weekend!


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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

being locked up in a white room with nothing but myself seems pretty nice!

Our house is totally trashed ridiculous like right now.
I was in Idaho and recently returned with bags in hand, ready to drop in the living room as soon as I walked in the door.
While I was in Idaho, Mike was home alone.
Mike dropped a grenade on his (borrowed) desk in his office, resulting in an Ouchboombangcrash! Leaving him no choice but to make the living room his new work space.
Seeing as I have only been home 2 days, both of which I have been working, the dishes have been a little too neglected.
Our old home has little closet space, and I have too many clothes.
The laundry room is filled to the ceiling because we have a toy sized washer and dryer.
I did clean up my fabric, but have many more projects to start for the holidays, so out it all has to come again.
Because there is little to no space in the living room now, I have my felt nativity scene laid out on the kitchen table.
I brought the Christmas decorations up stairs, but because I have not picked everything up, I was forced to set the boxes in the kitchen until I put stuff away.
I have a feeling the house won't be clean by the time people from the ward start popping in for surprise visits..
do you think I can put them to work?

Do NOT follow my example.
DO follow the police car however, as they drive me away to the nut house.
You can help them understand that the only reason I wen crazy is because my house was so unorganized!
But I would like to stay there until my house is clean again, so just make sure that happens.

Here is my Christmas list as of right now.
Dear Santa,
I want clothing organizers from Ikea.
I would like you to please find someone willing to come do my laundry.
I want you to send me an elf to come paint everything in my house WHITE.
And also I want you to help me give away everything I have so I can start over fresh and new.

Happy Holidays!

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Friday, December 2, 2011

Prima Ballerina







I want to be a Ballerina when I grow up.
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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Oh Breclyn, ye of such great faith.

My sweet sister has an amazing voice and the cutest little boy. They are both singing in church and she asked me if I would accompany them on the violin! She is so sweet :) Am I insane for even considering taking her up on the offer? Yes. Yes I am. I wasn't sure if I should laugh or take her seriously when she called and asked me. Are you sure you didn't mean to say, the ward is holding a really funny not so talented talent show? and that is where you wanted me to play? No of course you didn't mean that, you are too talented to be participating in such foolishness! Well, if I do decide to play, I suggest you all attend. I'm sure it'll be hilarious.
Love you, Brec!
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I know it's long, but it's funny

Last night while Mike and I are lying in bed, we start snoring really loudly.
Did you know that there are so many funny ways to snore??
We were totally in sync.
And this is why I love Mike.
Mike “What if we really do that in our sleep, and we don’t know?”
Me “I think I would notice if you did that.”
Mike “I don’t know. I mean, we would be asleep”
Mike “What if we do, and when we’re sleeping in Idaho, your mom laughs at us..”
I crack up.
Oh Michael. You say just the right stuff to always keep me laughing.
..a bit later..
Mike starts the snoring again and Moose jumps up on the bed.
Me ” Mike! I don’t want her on the bed!”
“You know you have to wait to jump onto the bed until we are asleep and too tired when we wake up and notice, to push you off!”
Moose get’s down
Mike snores again and Moose jumps onto the bed
Mike “Crap. She’s on to us!”

I kick Moose off of the bed. Not a figure of speech, I use my foot.
We then try to keep snoring while we’re laughing. Which makes us laugh even more and actually snort, which leads to more laughter.

Now by this point we have been laying in bed laughing and snoring, discussing spatulas and big dippers, and laughing at the word melon baller for so long, we could have stayed up just a little bit longer and watched the sun rise.
We can’t stop. Everything we say, any noise we make/hear, any thought we have, makes us laugh so hard. It was like we were little kids at a sleep over that were told to keep quiet!
Probably a good 2 minutes of silence pass and I can’t take it anymore. I don’t mean to, but I let out a loud giggle.
Me “Sorry”
“I just thought of something really funny, but now that I think about it it wasn’t that funny”
What I have just said makes Mike start laughing again.
Me “wait, listen to what I thought”
More laughter
Me “A guy proposes to a girl and she is looking at the ring. It’s gorgeous! She says. To which the guy replies, ain’t no thing but a wedding ring, mamma sita!”

There really is no point in trying.
I love being married to Mike.
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Monday, November 21, 2011

But one thing is sure, I would love ya

Dear Michael.
If I were a space ship a hiphiphiphip.
I would take a long trip, ripripripriprip.
I would circle the planets and head for the stars,
and then I'd come home, cause I love ya. Yayayayayayayaya
Cause as long as you're you, I'll still love ya.

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You've got to S-M-I- L-E to be H-A double P-Y

I let my thoughts get the best of me last week. I got my hopes up only to have them shot down, so today I’m feeling a little grey.
So to not linger on the disappointment that is today, I’m making a small list of some of the things that I am grateful for.

1. Michael.
He has a deadline on a HUGE project for work, but still found time last week to drive me to Orem to see friends, take me to the mall and talk me in to getting my make up professionally done, take me to lunch at California Pizza Kitchen, and tell me how beautiful I am. For working so hard and budgeting out finances so that we are always living comfortably. He is such a hard worker and a wonderful husband. I love him so much and am ever thankful to him and for him.
2. Our Home.
It isn’t free, it may be messy sometimes, it may be old and have broken things, but it keeps us warm and provides shelter. It is a place we have made OUR home. And I am very thankful for it. I am so blessed to have such a wonderful place to call home. We are in a safe neighborhood with nice neighbors in a house we can go into to get warm and out of the snow this winter. I am so bessed.
3. Family and Friends.
This week I will enjoy 3 thanksgivings. I am so lucky to belong to such a wonderful family, to have such wonderful parents and siblings. To enjoy the company of my in laws so much, and to have a best friend. People who love me and worry about me and are always there for me.
4. Food.
I am so thankful for the food in our home. For the healthy body only food could give me. For gardens and the farmer that provide food and for grocery stores and the people who work there to make sure there is always food on the shelves so I will not go hungry.
5. My Father in Heaven
Who has provided me with all of these wonderful blessings and given me such a warm heart to recognize the blessings I have, even when I am feeling upset. He loves me and watches over me, and is always next to me whenever I need him. He has given me the knowledge to understand his teachings and a wonderful church filled with wonderful people.

I am so thankful for the things in my life that I have here, right now.
All things in my life happen for a reason and I know that Heavenly Father gives and takes away according to his plan.
This Thanksgiving I will not only think about what I am thankful for, but what I can give others to be thankful for as well.

I love this season.
Happy winter!
Also, blogger still isn't functioning correctly, grrrr.
So you have to copy and past this URL to watch.
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