Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Farewell Provo!

We're packing up and moving to Maryland! The past couple of months have been so crazy especially the past few weeks! There is so much to get done and pack when you're moving across the country! Since Ryan and I have never done a HUGE move like this, it makes it a little more difficult:) I can't wait to get it over with and be in our new apartment and settle down finally! We are both really sad about having to leave kitty behind but are happy that Ashley and Dorian will be taking care of him:) He's our first little baby and even though he's a rat a lot of the time and gets crazy eyes, he's so dang cute and we will really miss having him around:( Kitty is just sitting on the printer purring right now and I'm not even touching him:) We love him and hope that he'll be happy with Ashley and Dorian and not hate us for abandoning him:( Hopefully we can get a little puppy soon to fill the void:) We're heading off to Maryland on November 20th or 21st. We'll be very busy till then doing a lot more packing and panicking on my part:) It will be all worth it in the end. We will definitely miss all of our friends and family that we are leaving behind:( Especially Mark, Cheri, Juliette, Tiger, Duke, Justin, Ashley and Dorian. We love you guys!! Thanks for all the special memories and for being such good friends:) Farewell Provo!!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Naughty Kitty!

As we are preparing to move we have to paint our bedroom wall back to white. Ryan got everything prepared yesterday to paint and had the paint out and ready. Ryan and I got distracted by an addicting game online and didn't realize that kitty was very interested and curious about the paint. As he usually does to check things out like water in a cup he has to dip his paw in first. So that's exactly what he did and got startled by what the heck was on his paw now. So he shook his paw which splattered the paint everywhere! That's when we finally snapped out of the game and realized that we had a big mess to clean up. It was really funny but not too fun to clean and scrub all the paint he had splattered. He had already licked a lot of the paint off his paws. After that incident kitty was in a daze the rest of the day. We think he was a bit high from ingesting the paint:) He's such a stooge:) We love him though!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008


Ryan and I have been sooo busy lately. A few weeks ago we flew out to Maryland for a job interview with Nationwide Insurance. Of course Ryan got the job:) He's going to be working for this agent named Ray Dietz, getting paid pretty decent, way more than we make now:) We were in Maryland for a few days then Ryan flew back to Utah and I flew to Texas to be home for a week:) It was a good, fun, relaxing visit with my family. Aubs, Susan, and Savanna were there that week too, which was a nice treat:) Daddy is recovering from his surgeries and was not feeling too good when we were there:( I have the BEST family in the world!! I love them all soooooo much!!! We are planning on moving to Maryland the end of October so I've started packing and selling a bunch of stuff on Craigslist:) I just listed Ryan's nasty Saturn online today and we already sold it for $500 which is what his dad paid for it when Ryan got home from his mission:) I'm feeling really overwhelmed lately with everything so hopefully things will settle down once we are all moved.


Friday, August 1, 2008

Pizza Party!

Before Ryan and I headed off to Texas we made some homemade pizza that was so delicious:) We made a honey whole wheat thin crust and tried to copy the California Pizza Kitchens Sicilian pizza which has spicy marinara sauce with sweet Italian sausage, spicy Capicola ham, julienne salami, Fontina, Mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses. Topped with fresh oregano and basil. It turned out amazing although it was way more feeling than CPK's. We were pretty proud of it:)

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Texas Crazy Trip!

We went to Texas this past week for our family reunion and it was to say the least crazy and fun trip! Susan you put it perfectly so I'm sending people to read your "What a.." post:) To read about the black plague go to We are pretty much recovered still some waves of nausea and dizziness but nothing like simultaneously barfing and riaing! It was still so good to spend time with the family and we definitely had some good laughs:) The day Susan, aubs and savanna left mimi and daddy had a doctor's appointment so me, maggie and ryan went to this fun center with mini golf, batting cages, arcade games, etc. We played a round of mini golf and all did pretty dang good:) Maggie made a rule where each of us could do 1 do-over if we shanked it:) Ryan kept score and claims he won by a stroke but I think we may have tied:) After the boiling hot round of golf we went and played tons of arcade games and then picked our lame toys out. We were all really hungry after so we went to olive garden, maggie's pick, she wanted the mac and cheese:) Then we headed home from san antonio. Mimi and Daddy got home soon after we did. That night we watched Alvin and the Chipmunks, which Maggie and I fell asleep to:) On our last day Daddy took Ryan and I to hit some golf balls and show us techniques:) My lefty couldn't hit any because we just had right handed clubs, but he practiced his swing:) I actually hit pretty good:) That was a lot of fun, thanks Daddy:) We flew back home that night:( I miss everyone already! Hopefully we can come again soon and have everyone well this time:) Here are a few pics from our trip:

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Weekend Fun!

Last weekend was pretty eventful for us:) Our kitty got sick friday with I guess some sort of intestinal infection and was throwing up foam. It was so sad to watch him throwing up, it looked like he was dying:( He got some shots and he's on amoxycillin for his infection. He's back to his normal wild self now. On Saturday we hung out with our good friends and ex-neighbors, Mark and Cheri. It was Mark's birthday. We went to this fun center in Sandy and hit some golf balls at the driving range, went to the batting cages and played 9 holes of golf. It was a lot of fun but after we were all starving because we had been there for almost 5 hours. We went to Goodwood BBQ for dinner, so yummy:) We didn't get back home till around 1:30 a.m. Not too much else has gone on, just the same routine. Ryan and I go to the driving range a lot now. It's something different and it's a lot of fun:) Last night we saw Kung Fu Panda. We got there a little late so we had to sit in one of the front rows, which wasn't too bad. These two guys came in a little after we got comfy in our seats. One had a really annoying laugh and laughed really hard at this one part that really wasn't that funny. Ryan looked back at him with disgust:) They hadn't found seats yet and unfortunately there were two seats right next to me and they came down and asked if they were taken:( I said No and that was the end of my enjoyment:( I looked at Ryan and told him this is what we get for your disgusting look you made at him. So we had to listen to there obnoxious laughs and imitations the whole movie. It was so annoying, we couldn't take it. On top of that this Mexi family directly in front of us snuck in some panda express which smelt repulsive! Needless to say we will have to rent that movie when it comes out, because I don't have the best review of it with our experiences last night:( On a better note I just got a new calling to be Young Womens Secretary:) I'm really excited about it!

Sunday, June 1, 2008

My Thursday

SARATOGA SPRINGS, Utah (ABC 4 News) - An 11-year-old boy was hit by a car Thursday afternoon in Saratoga Springs.

Police said the boy was riding his bike on SR-473 and Commerce Drive when he was hit.

Police said the boy was taken to Primary Children's hospital with a fractured leg, broken femur and hyperextended shoulder. The boy is listed in serious condition.

keri1218 - 5/29/2008

His name is Parker and a family friend. He has a fractured femer, fractured skull, dislocated his hip and broke his arm he is in surgery right now getting pins put into his hip and is still in critical condition.

I was just leaving work when I saw this boy get hit right in front of my eyes. The road is a 40 mph road and the boy ran in front of this car on the other side of the lane. It was the most horrible thing I've ever seen in my life. I hope none of you ever have to see anything like that. He went flying like a ragdoll onto the shoulder and it looked like he broke every bone in his little body. He was completely out of it, just passed out on the side of the road. It took a little while to realize what had just happened and if I really saw what I just saw. I pulled off on a side road and called ryan in a panic and absolutely hysterical. He couldn't understand what I was trying to tell him for a while, but he finally heard me and tried to calm me down. I had a 30 minute drive to get home so he stayed on the phone with me almost the entire time. About an hour after it all happened Mimi called me after I text her to make sure maggie always looks both ways before she crossed any street. She asked me what happened and I went into hysterics again while I tried to explain. I hope and pray that parker will be okay, but he has a long road ahead of him. Needless to say I didn't sleep very well that night. The next day I got a call from Daddy, Mimi, Susan and Aubry to make sure I was okay after what I had witnessed. I was a lot better that day after I got to talk to my family. My family is the best:) I felt sick the rest of thursday and most of Friday. Please be careful while you drive and look both ways before you cross the street. Better safe than sorry like poor little Parker and the car that hit him.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Late Anniversary Celebration:)

This weekend we decided to celebrate our 2 year anniversary which was April 29th but we were in Portland with Ryan's family. We were going to go up to Logan and stay at a nice hotel but we decided we would rather get some nice treats for each other and go out to eat somewhere nice:) So Saturday morning we went to the mall and separated to go find gifts for each other. I already knew exactly what I was getting Ryan, but of course I didn't tell him that. He had no idea what to get me but he always gets me gifts that I love, so I wasn't too worried. I ended up getting him a set of golf clubs. He wants to start golfing more and we found this somewhat cheap set the day before that he wanted:) They didn't have that one in stock but they had the newer 2008 set which was only 30 bucks more. So I went with that one:) Someone offered to help me carry it to the car but I was pretty confident that I could do it on my own:) I had kind of forgotten that we parked way on the other side of the mall, so I carried that huge golf set all the way across the mall weaving through the crowd:) By the time I got to the car I was sweating and my arms were killing me. But I made it without Ryan seeing:) I was really excited to give him his gift so as soon as he was done getting my gifts we came home and exchanged gifts:) He got me some really pretty earrings, ring and 2 yummy burning oils from the body shop:) I hid his golf clubs in the office, made him close his eyes, and when he opened them he was sooo excited:) He ripped into the box and unwrapped and tested out each golf club:) Then he asked if we could go to the driving range, and of course I was up for it:) He loves his new golf clubs. We had a pretty off day though at the driving range, it was still a lot of fun! Later that afternoon we drove up to murray to eat at the Cheesecake Factory:) It was a hour long wait, but it was definitely worth it:) Thanks Eric and Hilary for the advice, the chicken was so good and the oreo and tres leches cheesecakes were yummy! We had a great Anniversary!!