Friday, October 9, 2009

cute couple

So I had to post some pictures of myself for an introduction for my online classes. So Richard and I took a few self-pictures that were so cute! So happy in love!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Long time coming!

It has been over 7 months since I've blogged and am not even sure if we have any followers anymore! But we moved to Idaho where Richard and I are both attending BYU-Idaho and loving it! Life is crazy and tough and fun and stressful and everything else in between. The girls are all settled in and they love living close to our good family friends the Vander Stoeps and their Uncle Rob, Uncle Mark, Aunt Anita and of course baby Pax. I love BYU-I and am so thankful for the spirit of the campus. What a good experience for us here. (obviously the dates on the photos are wrong. they have all been taken within the last month and a half)

Friday, January 23, 2009

I've been tagged

This is so fun to me! It's the first time I've been tagged and it was by my wonderful and beautiful friend Lindsey. So, part of being tagged I have to tag 4 other people. So I'm tagging:
1. The Luke and Andrea Smith Family
2. The Mark and Anita Warnick Family
3. The Jeremy and Christy Smith Family
4. The Scott and Jaime Olsen Family
The Rules:
1. Choose the 4th folder where you store your pictures on your computer
2. Select the 4th picture in the folder
3. Explain the picture
4. Tag 4 people to do the same. No cheating
As with many of the pictures in our pics files, this one was taken by Sadie Mae of me driving off to go to work. Boring...I know

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

mess with the bull....

Okay so I don't think Richard fully knew what he was getting into when he married me. Yeah sure he knew that I was fiesty, and he knew that I spoke my mind but did he really understand the depth I would take it? Let me explain...

You all know that Richard is leaving his company. It has been great (for the most part) for him and for our family, and in some aspects they have really taken care of him. Every year they have a manager appreciation banquet in January. And yadda yadda yadda we went so he could say good-bye to everyone ( after 5 years and 6 different restaurants within the company he has many friends). It was nice to hear how he impacted SO many people's lives. He is admired, and loved by those who have worked for him and those he has worked for alike. So to make an already long story short...I feel he got totally jipped (and so do many others) and should have had a promotion. So when the owner of the company approached me I wanted to leave an impression. Here's our conversation,

Owner ~ "You're gonna keep your house here just in case Richard decides to come back right?"
Me ~ "Oh I don't think so but thanks."
Owner ~ "I'm really sad to see him leave."
Me ~ "If you would have promoted him he would probably not be leaving."
awkward pause
Owner ~ "Oh well he's next in line and he knows that."
Me ~ "Yeah and we both know how that goes."
awkward pause
Owner ~ "Well ..." and then he kinda trailed off and walked away.

I don't like it when my wonderful, amazing husband gets taken for granted. The moral of the story is "When you mess with the bull, you're gonna get the wife!" But we did have a good time and Richard has made some great friends. Richard will be sad to leave them.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

BYU-Idaho or Bust

So I guess it's time to finally post our huge news...we are moving to idaho to attend BYU-I full time. (I haven't been accepted yet since Henley High sucks!!! It's taken over 2 months for them to send my transcripts) Richard starts school in April and we are moving february 1st. It's exciting and we are so looking forward to it. We will be close to my brothers Robert and Mark, my sister-in-law Anita, my cousin Jessica (who is a maneater at BYU-I) and our close family friends the Vanderstoeps. Fun Fun. We can't wait.

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Cooking with Daddie

Many people know that my hobby at home is cooking and that I love to be in the kitchen. What makes it even more fun is to cook with the kids. Awhile back Adrienne and I started a dinner program at home where the kids will cook dinner on most nights. We do this about 4 nights per week and we rotate the nights between McKenzie, Halie and Sadie. They all love the 1 on 1 time with Mom or Dad (usually Mom because of my schedule) and you would be amazed at what they can do in the kitchen. They have learned many skills and cooking has built a lot of confidence within them selves.
Here is a picture of our 3 oldest after we made muffins and omellettes from scratch. They all had a hand in the process and truly did about 95% of the preparation and cooking. We used recipes out of the Ratatouille cookbok that Adrienne's mom sent them for Christmas. Bon Apetit!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Happy 10th Anniversary!!!!!

Oh what an amazingly happy day! Today (actually it's tomorrow but we are celebrating today), 10 years ago, I made the best decision of my life. Richard and I got married and I became the luckiest, most blessed woman in the world. It's crazy to look back through this past decade and see what we've been through. Look at how far we've come. I am so thankful that Richard is in my life. I can't find the words that adequately describe my love for him. I wanted everyone to know how much I love and how much I love the life we have created together. I know that I can make it through any trial with him by my side. I know how corny this sounds, but he is my true soul mate. Everyone thought we were crazy when we got married but I knew the first moment I spoke to him that he was the one I would spend eternity with. Here are the top 10 reasons why I love him (in no particular order)...

10. He puts up with how emotional I am (I get teary eyed over EVERYTHING)
9. He has given me a beautiful family
8. He is very sensitive to my needs
7. He always puts me first
6. He lets me put my cold feet on his warm legs to warm them up (and he HATES cold feet)
5. He makes me feel beautiful
4. He loves me no matter my size
3. He makes up funny songs that make me laugh
2. He is a romantic at heart
1. He makes me happy
He watches chick flicks with me
He is an extraordinary father
He has a testimony and loves the Lord
He cooks for me (I hate to cook)
He ooohhh's and aaahhh's over all my scrapbook page ( and I show him pages all the time)

I couldn't stop at just 1o.... Happy Anniversary Baby! I am so in love with you!
For his gift I made him a 10x20 time line of our blissful 10 years and framed it.