Thursday, November 27, 2008


Wednesday, November 26, 2008


A BIG....HUGE CONGRATS goes to my hubby! We found out last night that he PASSED his exam!! What a relief it is for all of us to know that he doesn't have to worry about it again. (Well, at least until he takes his boards next spring).

Good work babe! I love you!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008's almost over.

I can't wait until today is over. We might just get to spend more than an hour with Doug! The reason for only the hour of fun with dad time is because he has been studying like mad to take his big comprehensive exam today. Studying everything he has learned for the past 2 1/2 years, that should be easy right? He's had tons of late nights and early mornings. Tons of "I'll be home from school about 8." Which means, we haven't been able to have dinner together either. (I hate those nights).

So thanks to a friend of ours, Doug was able to receive a blessing last night that he might be able to have the confidence and comfort he needs for his big test today. This comprehensive exam is made to be harder than his PT boards...and he HAS to pass them in order to even take the boards. So no pressure on his part!

All I can say is that I know he will do fine, and I'm proud that he has made it this far. Good luck on your big test babe, I'm at home praying for you!

Friday, November 21, 2008


Got back this morning around 2:30 or so from seeing Twilight. All I can say right now is that I loved it! Edward was totally hot, and Bella was perfect! Won't ruin it for those who haven't seen it yet, but I'll post pictures later when I get them.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

movie night

Headed out tonight to see TWILIGHT tonight, midnight showing!!! I'm super excited, so tomorrow I'll share my opinion of it. Hope to see you all "Twerds" there!

Saturday, November 15, 2008


Last night for our anniversary, Doug and I did just about nothing...literally! It was so relaxing! We dropped Drew off at his cousin's house and then Doug and I bummed around the mall. We then came home and played some cards, watched the Jazz game, and he painted my toe nails! Yep ladies, that's right, I did say he painted my toe nails! While we were at the mall, he bought dark purple nail polish, and came home to paint my nails! What a great hubby!

He brought home flowers for me when he got home from school. Do you like my vase? It's a Nalgene water bottle. I don't have a vase!

And last, but not least, we got the Twilight soundtrack. Now I say we because he likes it just as much as I do! In fact, when I opened it to put it on my i-tunes, he had do put it right to his i-pod!

Hope you all have a good weekend! And try not to freeze!

Friday, November 14, 2008


I can't believe it's already been 5 years! Where has time gone? Today is mine and Doug's fifth anniversary...WOW!

Doug and I were married November 14, 2003 in the Salt Lake Temple. It was a beautiful day, a little cold, but beautiful! I couldn't have asked for a better one. We had a morning ceremony, a luncheon, and then a reception. Let me tell you, by the time we got to the hotel that night, we were exhausted.

We spent our first night and the Anniversary Inn in down town Salt Lake. What a cool experience that was. If any of you have the opportunity to stay at an Anniversary Inn, do. Their rooms are so cool! Our room was called the Room with a View. And what a spectacular view it was. The bay windows overlooked all of the Salt Lake Valley. We drove to Vegas the next day and stayed at the Mandalay Bay rip off. And then that next morning we drove to California. We stayed at the most gorgeous Marriott hotel in Dana Point that overlooked the harbor. I want to go back there so bad. It was beautiful. You could see the ocean from our room. The only place we visited was Catalina Island, other than that, we spent most of it together!!

(Laguna Cliffs Marriott)

I can't tell you what an incredible journey this marriage has been for me. Yes, we have had down times, but for the most part it has been wonderful. I couldn't ask for a better person to share the rest of forever with. Doug is such an incredible man and he never ceases to amaze me. He works so hard in school and is such a great father to Drew. Drew absolutely loves to play and wrestle with Doug and it makes me happy to see them enjoy it!

Doug, I love you and couldn't be happier with where we are at right now. I'm so excited to see where the next five years will take us. Happy Anniversary babe!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Mother of the year

You know when you get the feeling that you should do something? Well, this is what happens when you ignore that feeling:

For the past couple of days I've had the feeling to remove the TV off of Drew's dresser and put it in the garage. Well, last night, I hear a huge crash and the scream of death. That's right my friends, the TV fell off the dresser and landed on Drew's head. Apparently he was trying to get his pajamas out of his dresser and the drawer was stuck. So he pulled hard, and down came the TV.

"Way to go mom, nice listening you did." I felt like crap last night because I could have prevented that from happening, and now Drew's head has a massive bruise. Luckily that's all it was. Can you say mother of the year?!!

Monday, November 10, 2008


Drew's imagination is really taking off. It's funny to me the things he comes up with and the things he does. He talks to himself all day...seriously, all day! He drives his matchbox cars around talking for the cars. He sings songs and finds new things to do. Yesterday was another one of those fun imagination days.

While getting him dressed, he had found a bear from his toy box. It's a football bear, and he hasn't played with it in probably a year. But as soon as he found it, his face lit up and he looked at me and said, "Mom, it's my football bear! He's my best friend. My best friend in the whole world!" I was trying so hard not to laugh, thinking, "Where on earth did you learn that from?" Later that night, he told Doug and I that the football bear had a name, and his name was Cody! Now he carries that bear everywhere.

Another funny thing he's been doing is when he goes to bed at night. He has to have one car, his gigantic puppy, his stuffed cow, four blankets, and now Cody! This kid definitely won't freeze at night.

(That is Cody laying accross his chest!)

Friday, November 7, 2008

can't wait

So I know I'm a nerd, but I can't tell you how excited I am for the Twilight movie...hence the new header and background! In fact, last night, Doug and I saw a preview on TV for it, and I got so excited! Doug laughed at me and told me that he'd never seen me excited for a movie before, which is true. There's never been a movie that has come out that I have really been looking forward to seeing. Maybe it's because I've loved all the books and am just dying to know how they've put it into film. I know it's not going to be as good as the books, but I'm still looking forward to it. Oh-and he is so growing on me as Edward!

Preston had better be good to me and not come until way before the movie or after. I've already bought my ticket and I'm not going to eat it!!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


Some people have got a lot of nerve. A friend of mine posted about this a few weeks ago, and I have to tell you, my situation is nothing like hers is, but it still drives me crazy.

I can't tell you how over I am being pregnant. And apparently I look like I should have popped weeks ago. I have had 8 people in the last two days tell me just how I look...huge. On Saturday, I was walking into the grocery store, (still in the parking lot), when a man pulls up in front of me, rolls down his window, (mind you he has his kids in the car too), and the first thing he says is, "Let me guess, you're having twins?!" I just laughed politely and told him that I wished that was my excuse, and then he says, "Oh wow, you poor thing." The lady walking walking beside me was appalled he would stop and say that. And then, while grocery shopping, one of the workers walked by me and said the same thing, "You're having twins, right?" Again, I tell him no (which I should just play along with it), and he tells me, "That's some good stuff then, some really good stuff." I mean, come on! I know I'm a massive cow right now, but you don't have to say things like that. Don't people know, (especially men, since they are the ones asking me these questions...Women know better), that you don't say things like that to a pregnant woman? When you're this far along, you don't feel pretty at all, let alone comfortable, and then people have the nerve to tell you that you look massive and hoped you wouldn't last until your due date.

Although, I must say, that when women say something to me it's, "Oh honey, I certainly don't envy you." Thank you, thank you very much people. When we went trick-or-treating, a guy asked me if I was in costume, and his wife looked at him and says, "Oh dear, you can pull that off, she's definitely pregnant, that ain't no costume." WHATEVER PEOPLE!!

All I can say is that I'm glad I only have 28 days left, and then maybe I can actually go somewhere without people telling me how massive I am.

Thanks for the chance to vent.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Halloween re-cap

Since I haven't written anything about our Halloween festivities, I decided now would be a good time to share with you the things we did.

A couple weekends ago, we went to Howell's Pumpkin Patch and let Drew pick out a pumpkin. He picked one out, but wouldn't carry it, it was too dirty! Then he got to play in their little kid area. He drove little tractors, (with dad's help), and slid down a slide. Doug went down the slide too, but he had to lay down because it was all enclosed! Then we did this maze that was called the Left Turn Only Maze. You could only make left turns (as the name indicates) to find your way out. Doug and Drew made it, but I gave up in the end and headed out to meet up with them. After that we headed home.

Wednesday, Drew had a little Halloween party at school. He got to wear his costume and parade around for the parents who passed out candy.

As for Halloween, out here they go Trick-or-Treating the night before Halloween. They call it Beggar's Night. So we got Drew all dressed up in his adorable dragon costume and headed out with some friends to a nearby neighborhood. Drew loved running up the lawns to the door to say "Trick-or-Treat" and "Thank you!" After about an hour and a half, he was dragging his bag full of goodies asking to go home. It was such a good night. The weather was WONDERFUL! All you needed was a light jacket. I remember our first year here, it was so freezing cold that Drew's little nose wouldn't stop running and his fingers just about had frost bite on them.

Then on Halloween, our ward put on a chili cook off and a Trunk-or-Treat. Doug and I decided to dress up this year and went as the Juno characters. I of course was Juno, and Doug was Paulie Bleeker! Without him the costumes would not have been a success. He looked awesome! Thanks babe for dressing up!

After we got home from our ward party, Drew was so energized. He put on Doug's wrist bands and head band and had to wear them around. In fact, he still puts them on. He thinks they are the coolest!
Hope your Halloween was as fun as ours was, but I'm sure glad it's over. We have way too much candy!