Monday, October 26, 2009

Fall Happenings

I love the fall! As I drive around, I find myself just staring at the trees. They are so beautiful. The weather is just perfect and Michael and I are very happy. We've been up to a lot of fun things lately! Steph and Jarom moved to town... in our apartment complex... wahoo!! We've been having a great time already! I feel so at home with Steph as my neighbor, and seeing her at church, and calling her to barrow things. What's right is right!
We had a great time carving pumpkins! Steph is wearing my rubber gloves because the inside of their pumkin was moldy... ewww! Also, I had given blood that day so really, everyone else did the hard work because I was afraid that my arm was going to bust open or something!
Here's Mikey outisde our door. My mom got me that cute fall decoration! And since this was taken, we've added another pumpkin to our family because we also carved with our friends Charlotte and Jared which was a fantastic time! It was SO fun to see them again!
We made pies for enrichment! I mean... relief society meeting. It was really fun! I have never made a pie! Our bishop's wife is the sweetest lady and she taught us a really easy pie crust recipe that tasted DELICIOUS! I really have an awesome relief society, so we had a great time!I know, it's not the prettiest pie ever, but it was delicious and that's what counts! I'll continue to work on the whole presentation part.

And then, just last night we had friends over to decorate halloween cookies with us! Steph and Jarom of course, and then our neighbors Nik and Dawna. They are super great and we're really enjoying getting to know them! We played the game Loaded Questions afterwards and it was HILARIOUS!! It's not fall in my house without Halloween cookies :) Thanks, mom for that delicious tradition! We had TONS of cookies. I was shoving them down everyone's mouths and making them take bunches home! haha!

I have to mention one other thing for all you Rexburg lovers like Michael and I. There is now a Craigo's in PROVO! YES!! It isn't called Craigo's though, it is called Pizza Pie Cafe because of some legal problems with the name and franchize and blah blah blah. But it's the exact same place with the exact same DELCIOUS food! Michael and I went and I felt like a child! We were both so happy. We pulled in the parking lot and there were like 10 lisence plates from Rexburg. Michael said... "Wow, look at all these Burgers!!!". It felt like home hahaha! So, there's yet another reason to come visit us :)

Anyway, we're doing well and we're very happy! Michael is working so hard at work and school and he's enjoying his classes! I am LOVING my job! I love the people I work with, I love the patients, I love using what I learned in school. We are being so blessed!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Baby Carly's Blessing

Michael and I were so blessed to be able to go to Boise this last weekend to be with Emily, Steve, Easton, and Carly for her blessing. It was so wonderful! I wish we could do it again this weekend. Mom and Dad came too! It was absolutely fantastic to be with family for the weekend. I've seriously been missing them. I know, it's only been 2 months. SO! I miss my family and it was a real treat to see them! The Rogers family was so good to us as they always are! I always seem to sneak my way into their family and they always welcome me with open arms. They are excellent people and I always really enjoy myself! It was nice timing because Ashlyn was baptized and it was really fun to go to her baptism!! She was adorable.

I could go on for hours about how instantly happy I become when I am around nieces and nephews. Oh, it's magical! We were only there for 24 hours and got as much playing with Easton and snuggling with Carly in as we could! Easton loves his uncle Mikey and I find it quite adorable!
Isn't Carly so beautiful in her blessing dress?! It's the same one that Emily and I both wore. TENDER! Honestly, I couldn't stop staring at Carly the whole time. She was so perfect!! Look at her adorable flower in her hair, Em made it!!!!
I'm in love with Easton's face in this one. His daddy taught him the cheesy smile! hahaha! So good!So adorable :) Easton loves his Grandpa! I know I always post a lot of pictures, I just like to share! I sure LOOOOOOOVE holding baby Carly! And nope, it doesn't make me baby hungry :). I'm enjoying my time as a newlywed!Ok, we also did a Hoedown Throwdown performance for everyone! It was super fun. I chose this particular picture, because I think Aimee look especially gangster hahahaha!!! And the picture below is a HUGEEEEEE understatement of the Wii playing that went down. We all played dodgeball and it was HILAROUS! They boys were totally into it. But, I must say that Michael takes the cake for the most entertaining!!! Holy moly he was dancing all around the room and he didn't even notice how silly he looked. Oh man, it was so comical!
Anyway, we had a wonderful weekend and were so happy to be there for such a special occasion. Steve's blessing for Carly was absolutely beautiful and it was a great experience.

Friday, October 9, 2009

TLC... Excellent Television

First of all... if you would like to see all of the wedding pictures, you can! Go to the following link: The Email address is: and the password is: august. :)

So, when I'm home alone, which is between the hours of 8 AM and 10 PM... I have the TV on. I don't like having total silence when I'm all alone. So, when I'm not at work and I'm doing house/wifey things. I turn on the telly! And, about 95% of the time it's on TLC. Let me tell you about some of the greatest shows that I tune into probably far too often.
Police Women of Broward County. Oh man, these girls are TOUGH!! I totally love it! Seriously, they rock! Not only do they totally own that county, they have kids and they're really nice,funny people. LOVE IT!
Toddlers & Tiaras. Mostly, I just sit through this one and think to myself "mannn you crazy mother, you're going to pay for this when she's a teenager." They're raising the kind of girl that we all dred. But it's pretty hilarious.I love the Duggars!!!!!! They are such a wonderful family and put off such a great image and example! They're very religious and insanely KIND! They are so so kind, every last one of them! And they make being kind and religious look cool. They're physically beautiful, "normal" people who have morals. It's wonderful!

King of the Crown! OH MY GOSH, Cyrus is SO hilarous! He is a pageant coach and seriously awesome! Some of the girls on the other hand... psh- quite overly confident. This show is NUTS! These girls go 9 months having NO CLUE that they are pregnant, and then the go into labor and deliver their baby in all kinds of strange places. They have their period, they don't gain weight, their pregnacy tests come out saying no. CRAZY! If that happened to me... I don't think there are kind words for how I would feel.

I know, it's disgusting how many shows I'm able to watch. I promise, I work & cook & clean, etc. I just always have it on in the background. My other favs on other channels:
Oh so good! I don't love this pic, because I like the episodes with the other main guy in it. Anyway, it's so good. Mom- you'd hate it. They are FBI agents and so dang sneaky!
And the best for last... GLEE!! I dno't miss Glee for ANYTHING! It's so so so so good. The music is seriously inspiring! Make fun of me all you want, but I get emotional EVERY episode... like- tears. The music is just so uplifting and wonderful. The characters are so perfect! And their voices... sheeeeesh they're amazing!

I hope that helps with your TV watching endeavors! I also love: CSI Miami, The Office, The Biggest Loser, Intervention and What I Like About You.

Once again, I promise that I'm a working woman...but Michael works until 10 PM every night. So, you get the picture! We're on our way to Boise this weekend to be with Emily, Steve, and family while Carly gets blessed. WAHOO!!!! Can't wait!

Monday, October 5, 2009

使命团聚 and Wedding Pictures!

Oh how I love conference weekend! It is so wonderful to turn on the TV and see the prophet speaking to us. It gives me the greatest feeling of unity with everyone listening all over the world. Along with enjoying a WHOLE WEEKEND to have Mikey all to myself, we were able to go to his mission reunion! That's what the chinese is in the title. If Michael ever reads my blog, he'll be so proud. Anyway, it was great fun! Of course, I forgot my camera like a horrible person! I was so ticked at myself. Michael introduced me to all of his mission buddies. I saw so many pictures over teh 2 years, that when somebody would walk in, I would know their name before michael even introduced us. And then when he did introduce us, everyone already knew who I was. Hahah! Including his mission president! It was SUCH a treat to get to meet him and his wife and to also hear them speak. They were wonderful people and it was obvious how much they cared for Michael. It was a really cool experience. If you know Michael, you know that he DOES NOT complain. And everyone that I met had nothing but wonderful things to say about him. I got to witness some really cool things. One of his friends from Taiwan was there, and we picked him up and he was HILARIOUS!!!! His english was amazing, I couldn't believe it! And I practiced my limited chinese. It was basically just really, really cool for me to see Michael relive his mission a little bit. He had a blast.

ALSO! I finally got the wedding CD of pictures from the photographer, Brandon Schmidt. I LOVE THEM! For those of you who haven't seen them, here are a few of my favs :)

They are all amazing! There are so many good ones of the family, bridal party, and guests. I wish I could post them all. It's so much fun to look at them. ALSO- Maury Ennis made a video of our wedding day and I AM IN LOVE WITH IT!!!!!!!! I watch it every day and it just has some memories on it that I will treasure forever!