Wednesday, February 18, 2009

New Song Obsession

I have a new song obsession. It is Halo by Beyonce. You can listen to it here.

I think that I really love this song because it reminds me of my angel, fiance : )

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Sixth Photo

Natalie participated in a tag where she had to pick the sixth folder and sixth picture in that folder and then tell the story behind it. So I decided to do it and take a little blast into the past and see what came up. Here is what I found...

This is one of our family boating trips to Flaming Gorge. Got all the siblings in the bow of the boat. Aren't they cute!? Boy what I would give for a sunny day on the lake right now...

Thursday, February 5, 2009


As promised I am going to tell the car trouble story. I was travelling back to Provo from SLC when my “Check Engine” light came on as well as my “Track On” light. I got worried because we all know the “Check Engine” light is a bad sign. Then shortly after that both lights went off. My car has history of having temperamental light signals so I thought the light signals must just be freaking out.

Not too long after that the lights came on again, then my car started to shift really hard. That is when I noticed that my car was overheating. I honestly thought that my car was going to quit right there in the middle of the freeway. I was on the phone with my dad, as I always immediately call him if ever I feel I am danger and especially when it is related to car problems. Obviously he told me to pull over so I took the very next exit and just as I turned off the exit my car shut down, power steering, and everything.

The rest of the evening consisted of me sticking my head under the hood in my nice work clothes, walking to a gas station, buying coolant, putting the coolant into the car with one hand while holding the hood with the other (my hood has hydraulics that keep it up but of course they are broken), finding that the coolant didn’t work, sitting in my cold car for fiancé to come, fiancé coming to rescue me and using his big muscles to push my car to an empty parking lot and eventually leaving my car in American Fork.

The short of it is that there needs to be some pretty expensive work done in order for the car to be fixed. It is now once again functional but it has become a coolantaholic. My car is going through coolant like there is no tomorrow. Unfortunately I have to support its habit or else I won’t be going anywhere. Just so everyone knows I do NOT support addictions… unless of course it directly affects me.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

I got out of Provo and visited the land of Nampa, Idaho this weekend. Fiancé and I headed out Friday on a trek that only ended up being a 5 ½ hour drive [thankfully, I don’t do too well on long drives unless I have adequate snacks, entertainment and the occasional pit stop]. I agreed to get us from Provo to Kaysville where we had to drop my keys off to my Dad so that he could get the car fixed [more on that in another post]. So I drove 1 hour and fiancé drove 4 ½ . I know not totally fair but I HATE driving in the dark and it was probably better that I didn’t for the safety of both of us.

The drive was actually really pretty enjoyable. Favorite part of the drive down was our pit stop in some po-dunk never been heard of before town. It was late and freezing cold. Fiancé and I wanted to stretch our legs a bit so we decided to race! While fiancé bent down to tie his shoes I said “go!” and took off [I know totally cheating but a girl has got to do what a girl has got to do]. I still lost so my cheating doesn’t really count. That boy is fast and has longer legs than me. Fiancé gave me a piggy back ride the rest of the way when I quit half way because I had obviously lost. We both got back in the car completely winded and feeling like maybe we should work out more.

We arrived in Nampa about 11:30 and stopped in to see fiancé’s oldest brother who was blessing his new baby [the reason for the trip] before we headed to grandpa and grandma's house. It was so fun to get to see fiance's oldest brother and his wife, seeing as how the last time I saw them was over a year ago. They have three adorable little girls who I basically fell in love with the moment I met them.

One of the funniest moments of the whole trip was when I first met Ellie [daughter #2 of fiance's oldest brother]. She was sitting on my lap and looking up at me and the first words out of her mouth were “What are those red dots?” Can a 21 year old be embarrassed by a 2 year old, yes, yes she can. I was somewhat grateful that no one else was really paying attention otherwise the rest of my face would have gone red. I responded explaining that the red dots are zits. Her reply “How did they get there?” This threw me for a second but I ended up telling her that sometimes they just come. This seemed to satisfy her and we were able to move on to the fact that she is going to be 3 years old on her next birthday although she was completely convinced that she was going to be 4. It was one of those moments that you secretly want to burst out laughing and truly cherish the pure innocence of children.

I was privileged to stay in the pink room at grandma and grandpa’s house [which the bed was actually really comfortable]. You couldn’t get away with murder in that house though because EVERYONE is aware of ANYWHERE you move. Let’s just say it is an old house and there is a lot of creaking going on. I enjoyed great meals, a four wheeler ride around the farm, good conversation, lively games of Rook and of course wonderful quality time with fiancé. It was a fantastic weekend and made for a MEAN Monday.

Here are a few pictures from the weekend.

Forgive the bad pictures of me but don't the other two look adorable! This is Ellie and fiance.

Ellie (left) and Blair (right) were getting swung in the blanket. So cute!Ellie in fiances hat. We had to convince her to keep it on for the picture.Obviously I had a lot of fun taking pictures with Ellie.

We had a JUMPIN good time!