Thursday, February 28, 2008


Whenever I go visit my family and friends in Idaho, we always have to stop at some point and go to TCBY. Ever since I can remember my favorite ice cream came from there. Every birthday cake was from TCBY, and one year I even had everyone get what they wanted instead of cake. I am not sure if It is the ice cream itself or just the rainbow sprinkles. They can never put on enough rainbow sprinkles.

I remember when I was 4 my mom was taking a nap and my friends were going to TCBY and asked if I could go. Without asking my mom I just went with them. Boy was my mom mad when I came home. Can you see the love I have for this place?

It saddens me that we do not have one out here, because quite frankly I would kill for a white chocolate mousse parfait with sprinkles. If you haven't tried their frozen treats, you definitely should.

I want TCBY!

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Great Friends, Great Times

This weekend has gone by so fast. I find that is goes by faster when you are having a great time. Last night was girl's night at Erika's and it was a blast! I haven't stayed out with friends until 1:30am in a long time. Erika was very clever putting different games in balloons, and it was fun getting to know everyone better. Doesn't it feel great to get in your jammies, and eat yummy food, and hang with friends? It was awesome! Erika is such a fun host!

Today Chris and I had the pleasure of babysitting the Hogge kids. They are adorable!! They each have very different personalities and it's fun to see them interact with each other. After Erika and Brian got back Amberly came over and we all ate McDonald's and played games. Best Saturday ever! I just cannot believe how fast this weekend has gone. It makes me sad that it's almost MONDAY! I am looking forward to Mall Mania next Friday though! :)

I love this picture!

Megan loved to play with my hair, she is adorable!

Friday, February 22, 2008

A toast for another week down

I had a blast last night at cooking group. Everyone who participated made something soo yummy. I am totally craving it all again too!

So lately I have been on a horrible sleeping pattern. When I am sick I have a horrible time sleeping, for some reason it bothers me to have to breathe through my mouth. When I had my nose surgery I didn't sleep for weeks after, it was miserable. Well last night was another long night. I talked to one of my good friends past midnight, and then went to bed. I had one of the longest nightmares I have ever had, and it seemed soo real to me it was scary. I had a dream that Chris had died. I just remember in my dream being soo devastated and upset, and just had no clue what I was going to do with my life. I decided I was going to go back to school and then onto law school, so I could do something that he would have done everyday. I spent the entire morning crying, relief tears! Like the title of this post. T-G-I-F.

I figured out why I had the dream. Yesterday I was filling out life insurance information, and I signed Chris over to take all my money if I were to die. Then I had to chose someone else to have the money in case Chris died. Pretty weird stuff!

I am very excited to go to Erika's tonight! It will be a blast!!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Nasty Nasty Nasty

Just like Janee I to have finally caught the cold bug. It all started Sunday night with a sore throat, and has turned into something nasty. I have the worst migraine ever as well as a cough, runny nose, chills etc. Just like I told Chris, I am way too busy to get sick! I went to work yesterday but could not go today. I am hoping that I will be able to get some sleep today or tonight. I cannot miss cooking group, I am way too excited!! I hope you all are feeling better. :)

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Another one bites the dust...

Another Valentines Day has come and gone. I spent the evening with Alyson and Natalie making a sign. Alyson is so talented, and it was a blast sharing V-day with those ladies. Unfortunately Chris had class late Thursday night, but he still tried to make it special for me. I came home with rose petals everywhere and a gift on our bed. I waited for Chris to come home and we had a toast and exchanged our gifts. I gave Chris a mighty mug Darth Vader (which he LOVED) and he gave me a Disney Precious Moment. It is adorable. I cannot stop staring at it! He said that it represents all our special moments we have shared and will share. Isn't he the best? I have been so blessed to have such a fun, and loving husband. He does things no other husband would ever even think of doing.

To celebrate our love we went on an awesome date with the Hogge's. They are sooo much fun. We went to a great dinner at Texas Roadhouse, and then tried to go walk around Sam’s Club afterward. Unfortunately it was closed. We then headed off to the Hogge's house to play games with the Terry's. Oh ho what a fun night that was. ;) Thanks so much for going out with us Erika and Brian. You guys are awesome!

Saturday was a very productive day. My mission was to find magnetic curtain rods.....Is it me or is Chris and I the only ones ever to have a steel door? We looked everywhere and went from one Lowes to the next, until we finally found some heavy duty magnets that would work. After our scavenger hunt we went and had a blast playing racquetball at MSU. Racquetball is my new wintertime love. I cannot get enough of it. Emily Darowski and I are going to start playing every Tuesday. Soo much fun.

Today was a great Sunday. Chris and I got called to be the new 8-year old Primary teachers. YAY! I have really missed being in the primary, and am very excited to be back. Chris is so great with children too, so we can't wait. The Simpkins came over tonight and played games, it was a lot of fun. It was nice to get to know them better.

I hope this week will be a great one as well.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

New Hair

We took these pictures today. Chris didn't think he looked too good but I thought we looked hot!

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Duke, Hairdos, Showers, Karaoke....

Wednesday night was the Duke vs NC game. This is the one pre March Madness game that Chris really looks forward to. There was a massive snow storm outside, and Chris ventured out to go to school. I decided while he was gone to make things fun while watching the game. I made blue waffles, blue punch, and we attempted to make blue eggs. I put some Duke gear on some stuffed animals, and even decked out in the Duke gear myself. The blue eyeshadow was Chris' favorite. It was a blast!! Duke even won the game which made it that much sweeter!

A few weeks ago I decided that I needed a much needed change. I felt like my hair was getting way long and out of control. So many many thanks to Laura, Thursday night she chopped it off. I went shorter, choppier and blonder. I LOVE the way it turned out. I feel soo much better with my hair now, and it doesn't take hours to fix anymore. I'll post a good picture soon.

Last night I went to Laura and Megan's baby shower, it was a blast! Erika knows how to throw a great party. We all started out writing our name on name tags that had numbers on them, and then we ate some yummy Dominos pizza. Dominos is my favorite. After that we karaoked. The goal was to sing a song that mentioned "baby" or had to do with a baby. It was difficult to find some songs but a few ladies followed the trend. Julie ended up winning the prize for best karaoke. She was hilarious!!! Laura and Megan got some way cute gifts, it was fun to watch them open them. After the presents Erika kindly thanked everyone for coming, and told them to grab a cookie on the way out. Then the party really started!! Laura, Megan, Amberly, Aubrey, Tiffany, Natalie, Alyson, and I stayed and karaoked for a few more hours. It was so fun. Favorite song of the night? Amberly singing "Sexual Healing". You had to be there to experience the full affect. We sang anything from "We Are The Champions" to "Jingle Bells". What a great night. Thanks so much Laura and Megan for the invite, and to Erika for such a fun party.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

What's that smell??

Chris woke up this morning, walked down stairs and smelled something fierce. He went around our house smelling different things: garbage can, sink, laundry, basement...etc. He then walked over to one of our windows in the kitchen and found this mountain of POOP! He said that he almost threw up three times from the smell of it. If you have a cat you know their poo smells worse than anything.
Last night as we got home from MSU the neighborhood cat was at our door. He is such a friendly cat (hence his name "Friendly") and we've let him sleep inside many times before, and we have never had a problem. We are thinking maybe he was in too long and couldn't hold it any longer. The cat is now outside and the smell and evidence are gone.

Moral of the story: I will not be getting my very own cat anytime soon, nor a baby. I think this incident has left a scar on poor Chris.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008


Amberly.........I seriously cannot even believe that I fell for the box trick! I told you guys I was unlucky!!!! I find it really comical now, and I apologize if you guys saw my evil twin come out. I thought that was sooo dirty!! She totally picked me out of the crowd!

Monday, February 4, 2008

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Busy Busy DIZZY!

Today has been a very fun and productive Saturday. I went to Alyson's baby shower this morning, and she seriously got the cutest little outfits. When Chris and I went out searching for the perfect gift, we only thought it fitting to get her a little Disney outfit. Chris was very tempted to buy an extra one for us. HA HA!

After the shower I raced home to get the RS newsletter done. I really love my calling, and I have such a great time trying to find a yummy recipe to put on it. Bear with me ladies eventually I will become more creative and add more things to it.

Chris and I then went out with Emily and Joe Darowski. If you don't know them, get to know them. They are so much fun. We went and saw the movie "Cloverfield". I remember Dan Pousson saying a while back that he gets so motion sick that even movies can make him ill. Oh my goodness! I kept telling myself the entire movie "don't throw up, don't throw up, don't throw up!" It was a very intense movie but the camera was everywhere. I felt like my head was going to explode and that I was going to puke my brains out. Just thinking about it nauseates me. Luckily I didn't reach that point, and we enjoyed a yummy dinner at Max and Erma’s.

Afterwards Chris and I had our very first Wii experience. Emily and Joe now have us convinced that we need one too! We had a blast playing it with them.

What a very fun Saturday.