23 November 2010


We seriously have the coolest friends. I'm so glad that Phil gets along with "my boys." I met Jeff and JD at the beginning of my sophomore year, and we've been inseparable since. Lucky for me, I love their "girls" just as much as I love them! We decided a reunion was in order, so we had a Chinese night and caught up with each other!
Then our OTHER cool friends Derrick and Deanna invited us to go with them to the BYU football game and sit on the, wait for it, WEST SIDE. I felt like I was living large.
 We dressed warm
 love that guy

22 November 2010


He wants a fake Christmas tree.


15 November 2010


So, since we haven't hooked up any tv at our new place, we decided to try out Netflix for a while.


Anyone who knows me knows I hate commercials.
There are none.
Anyone who knows me knows I hate scrolling through hundreds of channels to find something worth watching.
Problem solved.

Our most recent obsession is Prison Break. Kind of an old show, but we LOVE it! We usually watch an episode or two before we go to bed every night, and it's driving us crazy trying to find out how it will turn out! It just may be a while before we set up any "real" tv...

On a side note, our ward's primary program was yesterday, and OH. MY. GOODNESS.


Highlight of the program: "There is safety in coloring the prophet."

08 November 2010


We've been having lots of fun this fall! We had four different rounds of pumpkin carving - with Phil's mom, my cousins, Young Men/Young Women, and our friends, the Hansen's! Phil paid tribute to his childhood pet duck Pong, and I made a fisherman/fish-in-a-pond scene. Then at the Hansen's Phil carved "And Nerdy" on his white pumpkin, and I carved out a train...which collapsed in like a day. My bad.
With the YM/YW...

Let's just say we're lucky this was the only injury!
 This was our practice run for my family's carving competition - we decided to turn the whole pumpkin into a car!
Complete with detailing, windshield wipers, license plate, steering wheel, rims, the works!
Phil's. Cute. 
 This is our tree in our front yard!! SO GORGEOUS!
 The end result at the family competition. Didn't even place. Ridiculous.
 These were my original fall decorations. I felt like it was looking pretty wimpy, so I made a stop at, where else?
 Fifteen dollars later.


Just you wait, Christmas, your turn is coming soon.

03 November 2010


I'm not much of a Halloween person. Don't crucify me; it's just not my thing. I don't like putting ridiculous paint (excuse me, makeup) all over my face. I don't enjoy eating snack food that looks like severed fingers and bloody eyeballs. Call me crazy. I don't like snobby kids interrupting dinner every two minutes asking for food. And I HATE it when parents knock on my door, chime trick or treat, and reach in to take my candy "for the baby." Get real. There's no way your 9-month old is going to eat all that candy.

I love decorating with spider webs and pumpkins and fall colors. I love pumpkin carving. I love watching (uninterrupted) scary movies. I LOVE it when Halloween falls on Sunday.

I am, however, very much a Christmas person. My family's year was spent in anticipation for the day we'd get the box of Christmas CDs out of the closet and start playing Mariah Carey, Amy Grant, Harry Connick Jr, and Charlie Brown Christmas. December was all about the village, the lights, the garlands, the tree, nativity, the homemade candy, the Secret Santas, the wrapping, the caroling with Mom's Holy Scones afterwards, catching Santa EVERY YEAR as he brings in presents while we hide behind the couch, lounging on the beach Christmas afternoon. It's just the greatest holiday.

Phil LOVES Halloween. He loves dressing up in costumes. He loves candy. He loves deviled eggs and bog slime

He thinks having a village is a pointless tradition. He hates Christmas music. He made me promise not to listen to Christmas music out loud while he's around until after Thanksgiving. AFTER THANKSGIVING?!?! His idea of a perfect Christmas is opening twenty video games, then disappearing for the rest of the day and the following week to beat them all.


Conflict of interests.