Sunday, November 16, 2008

Happy Birthday!!

I still am trying to figure out how to post the way I really want to...I can never get my pictures in the order I want them in- grrr! ANYWAY, so it was my birthday this week and it was awesome!! Mike scored tons of points with me! :) It was such a great day! I had to work, but my work comrads took me out to Olive Garden for soup, salad and breadsticks :) yum. Then I came home to Mike and James working hard to decorate and prepare for dinner and dessert. He made me go in our room while they finished up. He made amazingly delicious shish-kabobs on the grill, baked to perfection baked potatoes, a yummy salad, and his mom brought rolls. It was a perfect and delicious meal! The party decorations were princess themed :) and consisted of white and yellow streemers from the front door all the way around the room to the kitchen, a big bouquet of balloons, cute birthday plates, and on my place at the table a princess pillow with a frog on it to kiss, a glow in the dark princess wand and of course a tiara and matching earrings :) he had a hay day at the dollar store :) For dessert we had yummy ice cream sundaes with brownies, bananas, whip cream, hot fudge, and caramel! For my presents he got me coldplay tickets to the concert this weekend, some new furniture, and a sonicare toothbrush! WOW! I had such a great night with my amazing hubby and his parents and my bro James and Erin his wife. Thanks so much guys!!! And a special thanks to all my friends and family who sent emails and/or called! And lastly, Thanks to Mike- I love you so much babe and you made it the best birthday yet!!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

4 Wheeling

This past weekend our good friend Court took us 4-wheeling in Gunnison. He took us all the way up the mountain and around a whole long trail that was so beautiful and fun! We especially had a good time because we went 4-wheeling on our first date and haven't been since :) Thanks Court!


I know I'm a little late with the Halloween post, but our computer wasn't working and so I couldn't even get access to our pictures- frustrating! Anyway, here is our Halloween. We dressed up at the orthodotist office I work at; we were rappers if you cant tell :) And out Ortho, Dr.Talbot, or TQT as I like to call him, is Flava-flav. Then that night we had our ward Halloween Party and Mike was being boring so i made him let me paint his face- he he he.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Couch Makeover

I have been so bad at posting and keeping this blog up! I am trying to get back in the habit of taking more pictures so I have things to post. For now, here is a project I've been working on for the past few weeks. The top picture is what they are now and check out the way the old couch was below :)

Sunday, October 5, 2008


We decided to do an overnighter, up Provo canyon, before it got too cold here. It was beautiful! It is the time when the leaves have started changing, so there are so many colors and it really is gorgeous. We made a Pot Roast in one of our dutch ovens; which ended up being pretty good, but took forever to cook. I think it's just going to take a few trips to really get used to cooking in the Dutch Oven. It was fun to be away from everything and just hang out together. We were sore for a few days afterwards from sleeping on our blow-up mattress that slowly let air out all night.


Mike and one of his best friends playing a great game of tennis up in SLC

What a stud!!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Drive home from St.Louis

On our way home from St. Louis to Provo, Mike and I took a little detour so we could see some of the great church history sites in Missouri.
Visitor center in Independence. This is a little walk through tour that was displayed how they lived back then.

The Community of Christ Church's Temple. It was interesting to walk across the street from our church's visitor center to this and feel such a difference. Obviously, I couldn't figure out how to get this picture turned before posting :) Also, I have a funny husband :)

Liberty Jail.

Adam-Ondi- Ahman

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Columbia, MO

Last weekend and all this week the guys have been selling in a little town called Columbia, that is about 2 hours away. Jenny and I decided to go hang out with our Hubbys last weekend. We had a good little weekend and got to eat at this yummy BBQ place and then we walked across the street and got delicious frozen custard! YUM!

Friday, August 22, 2008

Happy Anniversary!

Mike and I just celebrated out 2 Year anniversary a couple of weeks ago- YAY!! We had a great day. We started it by going to the Ritz Carlton for Brunch, which was delicious, and then we were able to go down to the St.Louis Arch, do some shopping, relax, and just enjoy being together. We are so happy together and are glad that we have made it through 2 wonderful years! I always think its funny when people say they think we are so young to get married and that we're taking on so much earlier than we have to, but I always respond, "There are going to be hard times in life no matter what, marriage is a lot of work, but you always have your best friend to go through and get through everything with!" Marriage is awesome and I love Mike SO much and can't imagine my life without him! Thank you for all you do babe!
At brunch... not a great picture... we really are a lot happier than we look! :)

Mike and the Arch

It really is impossible to explain how tall and awe-inspiring the Arch is in real life

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

APX Office Olympics

This past week we a had fun Office Olympic event one morning before the guys went out to sell to help pump them up and celebrate the Olympics going on right now. Of course things got pretty intense a few times with 20 guys competeing on 4 teams :) We had a belly flop contest, 2 different relays- one that consisted of swimming across the pool with floaties on arms and legs, and another teammate had to get a ballon across the pool without using any hands- the other had gatorade chugging, pie eat, and sinking toys all with swimming in between, and then we had Watermelon Football (which is almost asking for an injury... but they were all able to stay mostly injury free so they could charge the rest of the week). Here are some fun pictures of our activities.
Getting ready for the Floatie relay

The Dive

Wyatt getting his balloon across

Watermelon Football (Team Italy, and Team Germany)


More Watermelon Football (Team USA, and Team China)

Mike Scores a big one! What a stud!

All the guys- Gold: Team USA, Silver: Team Germany, Bronze: Team China

Me and Mike

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Some fun from the Summer... A short recap

All the cute wives at one of our first activities for the summer- going to downtown St. Louis, eating at Hard Rock cafe, and walking down to see the arch!

A few of us went to a cool tennis match a month or so ago. Jenny, Holly, Allie and Me

We were able to throw a shower for a few of the girls that are pregnant out here this summer. This is Me, Jenny, and Allie. We've been able to get to be good friends with Jenny and her husband Wyatt, and little boy Crew.

Cafe Rio night- Yum! Jenny and I made the Pork, black beans, Rice, and Ranch Tomatillo dressing for these delicious Cafe Rio salads. It wasnt exact but definitely satisfied our Cafe Rio cravings we've been having since we've been away! This is Mike & I, and Jenny and Wyatt's cute boy Crew.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Here we are with James and Erin, taking off to St. Louis for our summer adventure selling security systems!