Friday, December 12, 2008

The Christmas Spirit

So my ring had been gone for a really long time (a month and a half, but it felt like FOREVER) and I was kind of getting antsy to get it back, I'm sure the guy at the ring store was sick of hearing from me. Well while Dustin and I were out running errands today I decided to stop by the jewelers to see if it was in yet. And to my surprise IT WAS! I was so relieved and excited. (Side note: when I had dropped it off they asked me if I wanted my ring to be re-dipped for an additional cost, but we had decided against it) So when he gave me my ring he said they had placed the diamond back in, cleaned it, and re-dipped it. When I went to get my wallet out to pay for it the guy said not to worry about it because it had taken so long for me to get my ring back and that they felt terrible about it. I COULD NOT BELIEVE IT! What an amazing surprise. Not only did I not have to pay to get it fixed, but I got it re-dipped too for free. It looks brand new just like the day Dustin gave it to me and I can't stop looking at it like back then too. I am so so so happy to have it back. I feel complete again.

Then tonight one of Dustin's friends invited us to their Christmas party. It was a lot of fun. We had dinner and then went on a hay ride and caroling. It was so much fun and really made it feel like Christmas time... until we came to one house, starting singing, a woman came to the door listened for 2 seconds and then slammed the door! HOW RUDE! I couldn't believe it. Such a Scrooge! However, the really nice elderly couples we sang to made it better again. I love Christmas time and cannot wait til we get to go to Bakersfield and Mesa to spend time with our families.

Us bundled up while caroling

Sunday, November 30, 2008

So Thankful

Thanksgiving didn't used to be one of my favorite holidays until I went away to school. Any reason to see my family became a favorite holiday to me. Last year Dustin and I weren't able to go anywhere for Thanksgiving because of work so my family was able to come up here. We were in the same situation this year as well. Since Dustin works for a cell phone company Black Friday is of course a huge day and he couldn't get it off. My family was trying to decide if they would be able to make it up this year. I was getting so worried they wouldn't be able to come up. The day before Thanksgiving I got one of the best texts EVER! It came at 5 AM from my mom saying "we're coming!!!" My mom decided Wed morning at 5:00 that they were going to come. She woke everyone up, had them pack their own stuff and were on the road. For anyone that knows my mom this is NOTHING like her. She is always so organized, especially when traveling. My mom usually has the car packed the day before all ready to go. I was so thankful they were coming. It was a great Thanksgiving. I got to help my mom make the entire meal... which was amazing. My mom is a really good cook. It was so nice to have my family here. They all stayed in our apartment. It was a tight squeeze, but so much fun. We took some pictures while they were here... however they are missing my brother Brice and Dustin :(

I am so thankful for such a great family and husband. I'm sad we couldn't share it with Dustin's family too, but we are excited to see them at Christmas.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Game Time!

I love basketball, especially when it involves the Phoenix Suns! So when I found out that the Suns were coming to Utah to play the Jazz I HAD to go and cheer for them. Our friends Bryant and Mary Angelos bought tickets with us and last night we went to the game. I was so excited and decked myself out in orange and brought a suns bag my good friend Lauren made for me. I have MAJOR pride in my suns. The game was so fun and I loved that I was in the same place as my Suns. Sadly though, my boys lost :( Dustin was kind enough to keep me calm while everyone else was going crazy for the Jazz, I didn't appreciate that much to say the least (Like I said, major pride) But I still LOVE them and know they are the BEST! Hopefully Dustin and I will be able to go to a Suns game while we are in AZ for Christmas so everyone will be going crazy for the SUNS with me!

Dustin and I at the game

Our friends Mary and Bryant

My boys doing their thing

My sweet bag Lauren made me. Thanks Lauren this came in handy :)

Monday, November 10, 2008

My nightmare!!!

This last Saturday I had one of the WORST things happen!!! (Maybe a slight exaggeration, but at the time it sure felt like it) So Saturday morning I woke up and was getting ready for the gym while Dustin got ready for work. I went to put on my wedding ring (I don't sleep in it because it's said it gets bumped and can move the diamonds in your ring and cause them to fall out) and I dropped it on my tile floor in the bathroom. So I bent down to pick it up, no big deal right? WRONG!!! When I looked at my ring I saw that one the diamonds in my band was missing! I couldn't believe it. I have always tried to do everything possible to protect my ring... not sleep in it, not put it in water, not wear it while I clean, EVERYTHING! I said a choice word and Dustin came in and asked what happened. I was so afraid to tell him, but I didn't know what to do. So I told him and we both dropped to our knees and started searching for a little while. For those of you that haven't seen our bathroom, that is where our washer and dryer are. This made me very scared that it flew under there where I would have a very difficult time reaching. Dustin had to leave for work and once he did I lost it. I started balling and didn't know what to do. So I prayed and prayed and prayed!!! Then I called my mom and tried, through hysterical sobs, to tell her what happened. She tried to calm me down, but it wasn't working so well. I continued to look with no success. So I called Dustin and begged him to come home and help me, which he did. Then, after over an hour of searching, by some kind of miracle I looked where I had looked many times before and there was the diamond. I cannot tell you how relieved I felt!!! I could not have handled looking at my ring with a diamond missing (we could not afford to replace it being poor college students) I was so so so thankful my prayer was answered!

Now I am without my ring while it is being sent out to have the diamond set back in place. I am very sad to not have it, but so glad the diamond was not lost! Now Dustin wants to get me just a band to wear during the day and just use my actual ring for going out, church, and special occasions. While I am sad to not be able to wear it all the time, I guess it's worth having nothing happen to it ever again!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Halloween Fun

My good friend Aly and her husband were having a costume party for Halloween that we were really excited about. However, I wasn't really excited about coming up with costumes for Dustin and me. I'm not really one to spend a lot of money on Halloween costumes, which made it even harder to come up with costumes for us... especially since I wanted us to have cute matching outfitts. So after deciding there's nothing wrong with a little contraversy this is what we came up with....
I know our costumes needs a little explaining, as we found out last night. NO DUSTIN IS NOT AN EVIL BUNNY. I clearly am the devil and Dustin is an evil democrat politician (the ears and the nose are a donkey) and our saying was: everyone knows democrats sleep with the devil. I have a feeling politics are going to have a big influence on costumes this year. I have to say this was our final product because this is how Dustin started out...

I told Dustin he looked a little too creepy and not in a good way. So we decided against the face paint.

This is the cake I made for the party. Didn't turn out quite how I wanted it to look, but hopefully you get what it is.

So I had to take a picute of these because I thought they were amazing! These fingers are SUGAR COOKIES! I have to admit I tried to eat one and I kept freaking myself out because of how much they really looked like fingers.

Me and Aly aka Sarah Palin

Thank you Aly and Spencer for throwing a great party. We had a really good time!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Bragging Time

So a couple weeks ago at work a couple of the girls were complaining about their husbands and wanted me to join in. They started venting to me about what their husbands didn't do: ie. help with chores around the house, do their homework, know what they wanted to do with their lives ect. To their surprise I couldn't vent with them. Dustin does all that stuff without me telling him too. So I decided that Dustin deserved a little bragging time...

Not only is Dustin going to school full time in the Business School, but he also works 45 HOURS a week being a manager of his store. He always gets amazing grades (he's a genius!) Then on his day off instead of relaxing or going golfing he CLEANS THE ENTIRE HOUSE! I'm not just talking about picking up, but scrubbing the bathroom, doing the dishes, vacuuming, and laundry. He seriously is amazing! On top of all of that he is also working on giving his needy wife more attention :) I don't know if you'll ever read this hun, but I love you and am so greatful for everything that you do! You are incredible and I am so lucky to have you as my husband!

(PS another reason I wrote this was so when Dustin is annoying me I can come back to this blog and remember why I love him so much and not be annoyed anymore. We'll see if it works)

Sunday, October 19, 2008

So since everyone else is having a baby...

We decided to get one of our own. But in our own way. I swear it feels like everyone I know is pregnant or just had a baby. And since Dustin and I aren't ready to have kids yet we decided to get the next best thing... no not a dog (Dustin won't let me have one yet), but A BRAND NEW CAR! Yes, we took the plunge into adulthood and bought our first car. We bought an 09 Toyota Corolla and I absolutely LOVE it!

Not only does it look great, but it gets great gas millage, which is pretty much what sold Dustin since we will be using it to travel. It is also exactly the way we wanted it. We really wanted a white car, easier to keep clean, and we really wanted black interior, which it has. And it's the "S" model which was what Dustin wanted. So pretty much perfect for us. I have to admit it was kind of scary since it was such a big purchase, but we did it and there's no buyers remorse yet!!! Except I didn't appreciate Dustin's first comment when we got home about how we have debt now and how much it is. Not nice! Even though I don't really like to admit it, I probably will miss our Ford Fusion. It was a good car and it was the car Dustin and I made our first memories in... first dates, road trips to meet our families, ect.

We will still have it until we or someone else can take it back to California to be turned it (it was a lease) So I guess I'll have a little while to actually appreciate the Fusion a little more... especially the not having a payment part!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Oh the weather outside is frightful...

Too bad the fire isn't so delightful! (We don't have one!) So after living in Utah for 3 years now I still haven't adjusted to the fact that it becomes FREEZING in the beginning of October! In Mesa we don't really have seasons. We have hot and not so hot. And not so hot doesn't even begin until November. So when I walked outside today and it was 48 degrees I wanted to run back inside get in bed and never leave! I mean 48 DEGREES! I thought Utah was supposed to have seasons! What happened to fall and why did we skip right past to winter?!?! I don't think I will ever be ok with Utah winters. I need a place where the winters aren't much colder than the 50 degrees, not where the beginning is 48 degrees and only going to get worse... MUCH WORSE! Now all I have to look forward to is being cold, getting colds, being wet from snow, and BEING COLD! Oh and going to California and Arizona for Christmas! Thank heavens for that!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Free bags...

So I found out about his through Kaylynn Baugh (thank you Kaylynn) and I thought I'd pass along the word. All you have to do is go to this website and enter your name and email address and you are entered to win a FREE bag. If you're like me then you can't get enough purses... but unfortunately I don't always have the money for them so free is always good. :)

Sunday, October 5, 2008


So I just had to blog about how much I loved conference. It was so good to have a reminder of what we should be doing. I just love hearing the Prophet and the Apostles speak. They bring the spirit so strong. If you missed any I would highly recommend going to or reading next months Ensign.

My goal for next Conference is to have Dustin actually stay awake during it. Wish me luck!!!

Friday, September 26, 2008

New addiction

So a couple weeks ago I decided I wanted to start watching Grey's Anatomy and I was going to watch the previous seasons before the new season's premiere. So I was asking my friend who watches it what season they were on. She said the new season was season 5. At first I kind of freaked out at the thought of watching 4 seasons in about 2 weeks. Well I stared watching season 1 and was completely hooked. I was determined to finish before the new season started. My friend Lauren was nice enough to let me borrow the seasons she owned, which made it so much easier. I was also sick all last weekend so I spent it relaxing and watching LOTS of Grey's Anatomy. Dustin was nice enough to watch some episodes with me and is now hooked as well. I'm so happy he actually likes one of my shows now. So the season premiere was yesterday and I'm proud/kind of embarrased to say that I was all caught up. It's really strange to have to wait an entire week now to find out what happens next. I'm so used to just putting in another disc haha. So if you're in need of a great new show I highly recommend Grey's Anatomy. Oh and the eye candy is pretty great too!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

So it's football season again...

Which means every Sunday football will be on at our house. Not only will Dustin be watching football on TV (and probably more than one game at a time) he will be watching games online and checking his fantasy team stats screaming at the TV and the computer "oh my gosh, how did you miss that. you're so worthless". (this is probably the tame version of what will really be coming out of his mouth) Don't get me wrong, I don't mind football and sometimes I really enjoy it, but honestly watching games all day long is just too much.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Labor Day in Logan

So this summer has been a little bit of a bummer since we weren't able to take a vacation. Dustin was in school and working full time and I was working full time so it made it a little difficult. So we were really excited when Dustin's friend Justin invited us to go to his grandparents house up in Logan, Utah. (For those of you who aren't familiar with Utah it's about 2 1/2 hours north of Provo) Not too far, but far enough away :) So Dustin and I went up with our friends Justin, Linda, and Peter. We left Sunday afternoon. No one had eaten all day so we stopped at a Wendy's... BAAAAD DECISION!!! So yes I know Wendy's isn't the greatest place to begin with, but this had to be the worst Wendy's ever.

We got to the house and it was so pretty. I loved it. Here's a picture...

This picture doesn't even get the whole thing and the inside was decorated so great. I couldn't believe I was in a grandparents' house. They even had a movie theater in the basement. They also had a pool and the boys had a blast playing and betting with each other. My husband dominated :)

The boys being boys....

We drove past the Logan Temple, the gates were closed or else we would have gotten closer. I think the Logan Temple is one of the most beautiful temples. I just love it!

We didn't do a whole lot, but it was a really nice, much needed trip. Especially with Dustin starting school again tomorrow. Good luck hun! I hope this semester is great for you!

Friday, August 29, 2008


Well I figured our first post should be just a little bit about us. Let's see...

Dustin is in the Business School at BYU with an emphasis in sales and marketing. He is a manager at Spring (they are a third party store for AT&T cell phones) He became manager after only working there for a couple weeks. He's really good at his job! Dustin is a big golfer. He loves to golf whenever he can. His family just had their family golf tournament and his team won.

I have taken some time off from school to work full time. I work in a Dental Office, Canyon Dental, and love it. I'm going to start taking my pre-reqs for Hygiene school and I'm really excited about that. I really like the dental field. I love to dance. I want to travel to as many places as possible. Unfortunately, there aren't that many places I've been to so far.

We live in Provo, Utah right now. We hope to move somewhere warm once Dustin is done with school. We both want to move back home, so where we live will be quite the conversation when the time comes.