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!