Wednesday, April 30, 2008


I just wanted to add that on the #1 question on my "Have you ever" list, it lists that there was a food poisoning incident. It was not by me! Poor guy! Needless to say, we never went out again but he sent me roses for being a good sport about it. :)

And also....................................WHAT THE HELLen Keller was that all about Jazz? I don't even want to talk about it. I put a scratch in my wood floor because I threw the remote across the room. PIECE of CRAP!!!!

Sunday, April 27, 2008

An eventful weekend

Well, we had quite the fun and busy weekend. A couple of weeks ago we bought a camp trailer with the money we got from selling Noah's white trash old pick-up that we've been hauling around with us (sooooo nice that it's gone!) 1/2 an hour on KSL! We realized that this past weekend is my only free weekend until the Miss Lehi pageant is over (since we have something going every Saturday.) What a great weekend to go camping!!! It was so fun. We went out west with Noah's good friend Tyler Shock and his family. Of course I forgot the camera! Anyway, it was so fun to go out and have nothing to worry about except getting dirty and riding 4-wheelers (and trust me, our girls were DIRTY!) It was such a fun family trip. AnnaBelle caught a lizard and named her Lizzy and fell off the top bunk in the middle of the night and landed on Noah's head, even with a guard rail! Desi ate 1/2 the dirt out there and loved rolling around in it. I rode the 4-wheeler up a hill called Little Moab and about killed myself. My bum hurts this morning. Noah had a blast hanging out with his best friend and playing horseshoes. It was great!
Last week our old neighbor asked us if he could use Noah's dump trailer to clean up his yard. Of course he could but he offered to give us some extra Jazz tickets for letting him. Ummm...yeah! We wouldn't pass those up! Anyway, so Noah and I got to go to the Jazz game last night. It's hard to sit in the upper bowl when last year we had 14th row seats, but it was still a blast. Of course I had to sit next to the two token drunk girls that did nothing but talk about guys, drinking, inappropriate behavior and text their friends. Who comes to a Jazz game to do that? Seriously! After a couple of drinks though, they were pretty entertaining. WHAT A GAME?!?!? D Will is and remains my hero. I seriously almost screamed my head off after his awesome dunk! It was SO loud in the arena. My ears are still ringing. It was so fun to go out with Noah to do our favorite thing! It was a great weekend!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Have you ever......

1. Gone on a blind date?- This is one of my favorite stories to tell. Me, very nice cute guy, Tepanyaki, scallops, food poisoning, accidents on both ends. Ay ay-yay!

2. Skipped school? Are you kidding? I was the queen of sluffing. Every time we had sports marketing, we would go to Cari's house and eat homemade bread and vitamin d milk. No wonder I was chubby!

3. Watched someone die? Yes, we witnessed a car accident when I was younger. She was ejected from her car. I can still remember her name.

4. Been to Canada-No, and I really don't have a desire to. Way too cold! My dad served his mission there and BRRRRRR.

5. Been to Mexico? Many times. I won a free trip before I got married from R.C. Willey and I took my mama. Our honeymoon was the best trip though. :)

6. Been to Florida-Many times again!

7. Been lost-I got lost in V.F. Factory Outlet when I was little. I was scared!

8.Been on the opposite side of the country? Many times again, again!

9. Gone to Washington , DC? No but I REALLY want to! We may go this time next year to pick up Noah's sister from her mission in Philly. Then we'll go to DC while we're there.

10. Swam in the ocean? Yes, and I hated every minute of it. Too many foreign things. Scuba Diving in MX, swimming with sharks in Hawaii.

11. Cried yourself to sleep? Before giving birth. Both times.

12. Played cops and robber? When I was little with my boyfriend/cousin J.D. Akward?

13. Recently colored with crayons? They're all we have.

14.Sang Karaoke? Do you know me at all?

15.Paid for a meal with coins only? Sometimes but I feel dumb when I do

16. Done something you told yourself you wouldn't? Lots of things!

17.Made prank phone calls? Is your refridgerator running? Well, you better go catch it! Ha ha!

18. Laughed until some kind of beverage came out of your nose? No, but it'd be fun!

19. Caught a snowflake on your tongue? Yes and I still am. WHERE'S SPRING???

20. Danced in the rain? Yes. So fun!

21. Written a letter to Santa Claus? Noah is my santa and I give him a list.

22. Been kissed under the mistletoe? yep.

23. Watched the sunrise with someone you care about? Yes, when Noah and I dated. We would stay up all night long.

24. Blown bubbles- All the time.

25. Gone ice-skating? Not too long ago. I fell and hurt my bummy!

26. Been skinny dipping outdoors? Yep, when Noah and I dated. Oops, I wasn't supposed to tell!

27 Gone to the movies? Huh? Of course!

28. Any nickname? Too many.

29. Apple or PC? I don't know??

30. Favorite drink? Crystal light

31. Tattoo? Perminent makeup :)

32. Body Piercings? I pierced my tongue once. Dad still doesn't know about it.

33. Birthplace?Provo

34. Favorite vacation spot? Lake Powell or Hawaii

35. Ever been to Africa? I wish!

36. Ever eaten cookies for dinner? Last night.

37. Ever been on TV? 3 times in one week!

38. Ever steal any traffic sign? Yes, and had to go to court for it and do community service

39. Ever been in a car accident? Christmas morning 2003, pregnant. Rolled and totalled the car. Not fun!

40. Drive a 2-door or 4-door vehicle?4 door

41. Favorite salad dressing? Ranch, raspberry vinegarette at Thankgiving Point.

42. Favorite pie? I don't like pie.

43. Favorite number? 4

44. Favorite movie? Pride and Prejudice

45. Favorite holiday? Halloween

46. Favorite dessert? Vanilla Creme Wafers

Your turn!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Mystery plant

I figured out what the plants were that I pulled last year. Turns out they are pretty rare in these parts. Luckily they spread so hopefully they will keep coming back. They are called Brodiaea hyacinthine or Fool's Onion.

I also pulled a lot of Grape Hyancinth. They are coming back too. They are cute plants.

Saturday, April 19, 2008 bushes, trees, and fences! Why not?

Well, some lady in West Jordan was getting rid of a bunch of bushes in her yard and so I went and picked them up (well, I actually dug them up. Hard work!) We'll see how well they do. I put 3 of them in the side yard section. They are smaller bushes with pink and yellow flowers. They are not sprouting anything which is good for transplanting. If they don't sprout something in the next month, I'll know I killed them. I got 4 large rose of sharon bushes, and a gigantic lilac tree. I planted them along our back fence so when they start growing, I won't have to look at our white trash neighbors yard. (I think they have a meth lab going on over there and I'm not kidding!)

Now I am just trying to fill in the blanks in the yard. My ivy isn't growing as fast as I hoped. I planted it along our ugly add-on white siding and it's slowing coming along. I need some way to teach it to grow up on the house. Any suggestions? String isn't cutting it.

Next week we are putting in a fence in the back yard. We have a section that is gravel and sticker bushes that holds all of Noah's ugly construction equipment. I want that to be hidden. Luckily my sister was replacing her fence and gave us her old one. It's white vinyl and in great shape! Then we are putting in a black picket wood fence in the front yard. It's just a little plain out front and I have wanted that fence since we moved in. Noah said he would build it for me. Amazingly enough, we also got all of those materials for free too. Call me frugal eh? I LOVE KSL! It just takes some elbow grease and a couple of days. Luckily my husband is handy!

Anyway, I will post pics of the before and after. I'm sure you're all totally bored by now. Thanks for reading!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Kicking myself

Our house May 2005. We now have black shutters, a black porch, and black doors and windows. This old charmer was built in 1898. It's the 13th oldest home in Lehi.

Well, I am kicking myself because last year, I pulled a bunch of "weed looking" plants from my front yard. They looked like grass or weeds so we started pulling them and up came onion looking bulbs. I thought that was weird that there were bulbs. I thought about calling Susan (the previous home owner) to see what they were but I didn't. Well, we pulled them all and now some are starting to come back this year. Last year, we pulled them so early, we had no idea there were flowers on them. Now they are starting to sprout flowers and they are beautiful. I was looking through some pictures and found a picture of the house 2 years ago when we first bought it. Look at the beautiful flowers. That's exactly what I want my side yard to look like. Like a wildflower garden. I don't like gardens that look like they are too pruned. Anyway, I am attempting to save the bulbs that made it a second year and try to fill in the extra with some plants I will have to buy when it gets warmer. Just think.....if I would have called Susan, I could have the beautiful wild garden I want and not have to pay for it. Darn it!

Thursday, April 10, 2008


My piggy bank after I bought gas this morning.

Monday, April 7, 2008


I can't wait until I can plant my garden and play in it. I miss it. It was my release from life last spring and summer. I got so many vegetables last year, I could have started a farmer's market in my front yard! I love tending to and playing in the garden. Eating the "fruits" of my labor was great! Hooray for Mother's Day weekend when I can plant.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Conference Casserole

Here's the yummiest breakfast casserole ever! I look forward to conference for many reasons but this is one of the top. :)

Conference Casserole
12 servings

1 lb sausage (browned)
1 lb bacon (cooked and crumbled)
1/2 cup chopped bell pepper
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 dozen eggs
1 cup milk
1 pkg hash browns (shredded)
1 cup shredded cheese
Salt and pepper to taste

In skillet, cook bacon and crumble. Brown sausage and remove with slotted spoon. Saute onions and peppers in drippings. Beat eggs and milk in large bowl. Stir in all ingredients. Place in greased pan. Bake uncovered at 350 for 35-45 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. (To make two seperate servings, put half in one small casserole dish and half in another. Line pans with tin foil. Bake. Remove from oven. Let pan cool and put in freezer for 1 hour. Remove from freezer, remove casserole and tin foil from casserole dish, wrap in more tin foil and freeze to eat later. Re-heat in microwave or on lower temp in oven. I also had a little more left and made breakfast burritos.)

Happy Conference weekend!

Friday, April 4, 2008

Utah Jazz

I love the Jazz. They make me happy. We had season tickets last year and had to give them up this year because they went up in price. I love watching the games though and even sat and watched them SLAUGHTER the world championship Spurs tonight in my Deron Williams #8 jersey while I folded laundry.

One time, I went to the Lehi Bakery to buy a donut (bad girl!) and I noticed a totally pimped out Cadillac in front of the building. I went inside and there was a large black man inside with a baby blue shirt on that had a small Deron Williams decal on the back of it. I thought to myself "That's Deron Williams. Holy crap! What to I say to him? This guy is my hero and NBA boyfriend!" Just when I decided what to say, he turned around and it wasn't him. I think he was someone on the Jazz staff though. He was buying a lot of stuff probably for a Jazz event. I was bummed but now I know what I will say if I ever meet Deron Williams in good ole Lehi.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Dr John's vs. Dirty Joes

Hummm.....interesting subject eh? I have visited these fun little shops in the recent weeks (girl's night....ya know!) I have decided I much prefer Dirty Joe Punsters in Spanish Fork to Dr. Johns in SLC. I am yet to visit the Blue Boutique. I just thought I'd give you the heads up for inquiring minds that want to know. :)

**And FYI- I'm not dirty or anything. It just seems to be the place we end up after girl's night because there's an anniversary or birthday coming up. I don't buy stuff. Okay, that's not true. I'm not gonna lie. Now I'm just digging myself into a hole. Oh well. We've all done it right? I'm done.