Monday, August 29, 2011

rosa babe

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my beautiful, kind, loyal, hilarious best friend Rosa! I met rosie down at BYU in the dorms our freshman year and we have been the best of friends ever since. I love this girl with my whole entire heart. She is such a great friend and I know this sounds cliche but it is true. We have too many memories to count together and so instead of trying to name them all, i will let pictures do the talking! Rosie babe I hope you have a fabulous day! I love you to the moon and back!


I am not a good cook...or a good all. I have no idea what has come over me the past week or so but it has been baking central around here. chocolate chunk cookies

delish cake bites

Thursday, August 25, 2011

weekend getaway

Bear Lake is the absolute perfect weekend getaway! Tony and I have already decided when we are super rich we will build a cabin there haha. My brother in law Joel rode in a bike race around the lake which was 50 miles and then did another 50 miles on his own. (He is training for Lotoja..he is hard core like that). It was a perfect excuse to get away though and we had a fabulous relaxing time.

Trapper LOVES bear lake just as much as we do if not more. He just roams around the deck with no leash and never even runs away..he is such a great dog. It was fun to spend the weekend with the diamonds paddle boating, playing on the beach, and eating delicious shakes from La Beaus.


We have some delicious veggies growing in our garden. I have made like 6 loaves of zucchini bread and just made my first batch of salsa yesterday. Can't wait for our peaches to be ready and our eggs to start coming!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

birthday boy

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my darling, sexy, amazing husband!

After much brainstorming on what to get Tony this year, I decided to get him a new fishing rod. For those of you who don't know, if I have one competition for Tony's love, it is with fishing. Obsessed is the word I would use. It was so fun to see how excited he got when I brought the new rod upstairs! As part of his present this year I made him a homemade banana cream pie. Although I have watched my mom make hundreds of pies over the years, this was the first one I made on my own. It actually turned out really yummy to my surprise!
The real labor of love here though was blowing up 30 balloons by myself. The sun is in the way but there is a big happy birthday sign on the window.

We celebrated a night early by going to dinner with September and Jesse. We went to the cheesecake factory...always a favorite.

Have you ever seen anyone cuter?

Sammie had us over monday for some carmel brownies and ice cream (tony's fave). It has been more like a birthday week than a birth'day'. We are trying to drag out the celebration as long as possible!

Talented. Tony can seriously do everything! and is REALLY good at everything he does!

Open minded about life. Always willing to listen to others' opinions and thoughts.

Neat. (He trifolds his laundry so it fits nicely into his drawers!)

Youthful. No, not immature, but able to keep things fun and light.

Big. You may laugh at this but his height and manly stature is a definite favorite of mine.

Intellegent. Anyone that looks at NPR in bed at night is considered intellegent in my mind!

Comfortable with the person he is, never changing to impress others.

Kind...To everyone he meets. Always so thoughtful of other people's feelings.

Mine. Sorry ladies.

Outgoing. Friendly to everyone and never short on conversation.

Realistic. I can get a bit emotional and he has a way of bringing me back to real life.

Extraordinary in every possible way!

I love you Tone and hope you had the best birthday yet!

Monday, August 15, 2011


We had a great time celebrating our fabulous first year of marriage! Time goes by too quickly! It was amazing to just be able to spend time just the two of us and reminisce about our wedding day and all of our memories we have from this past year.

I feel so grateful to be married to such an amazing person. Tony is by far my better half!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

this weekend...

Is our FIRST anniversary! This year has gone so fast and has been absolutely amazing. We are excited to celebrate together by going to dinner and staying the night in park city, watching our wedding video, eating our top tear of our cake, and drinking some bubbly out of our beautiful tiffany's toasting glasses that we got as a wedding gift and haven't had an excuse to use yet! Also, speaking of weddings and marriage, my darling friend Rach is getting married on Saturday. I keep telling everyone that this will be the main event of the year. The wedding is up in huntsville at Hotel Holt (rach's parents AMAZING home!). Can't wait to see this gal in her gorgeous gown! Love you Rachy!
Such a fun weekend ahead and a great way to spend my last weekend before I become a nursing student!

guess who's back!

When I first starting blogging a shared a huge secret with everyone...I love jersey shore. Season 4 Italy is FINALLY here and it's classier than ever. I already know how pathetic I am for enjoying this trashy show so you don't even have to tell me.

winner winner chicken dinner

This darling amazingly talented dancer just won So You Think You Can Dance! She has been my favorite since week one and I voted MANY times for her. I am so glad she won...she for sure has the best technique of all the top 20 and every single dance I love most from this season was danced by her.

If you do not watch this show then first, you are reeeeally missing out... and second, you need to get yourself on youtube and look up some of melanies best numbers. Such a fun season with so many talented dancers. Call me crazy but I feel like she is my friend...I know I am weird.