Thursday, November 21, 2013


Thursday, November 21, 2013

the gospel - husband - parents - siblings - in-laws - cousins - grandparents - friends - apartment - food - scriptures - prayer - school - clothes - movies - husband - shoes - blankets - heat - ice cream - nail polish - husband - mascara - babies - anatomy - husband - fruit - cell phones - skype - art - music - bed - talents - church - temple marriage - nature - rain
These are just a few of the many wonderful, important, and silly things I've been blessed with. I can't wait for this Thanksgiving holiday, to be with my family, to eat great food, and celebrate what a great life I've been given through lots of my favorite family traditions.  

"No matter our circumstances, no matter our challenges or trials, there is something in each day to embrace and cherish. There is something in each day that can bring gratitude and joy if only we will see and appreciate it." - Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Monday, November 18, 2013

grammar for the win

Monday, November 18, 2013

Sometimes in an effort to be a good wife, avoid the need to cringe when looking at your bank statement, and prove to your husband that it is in fact possible, you go on a shopping fast. 
And sometimes you go on this fast for the whole school year until you graduate in April.
{ with the exception of Christmas of course! }

Sometimes you are very tempted to break your shopping fast because of all the wonderful clothes you see online and at the mall while that husband of yours is buying things. But you never let yourself slip, because you are, after all, perfectly capable of showing some self restraint and sticking to your goals.

And sometimes, that husband of yours needs help editing a big paper because, while he is much better at all things math and finance, you are far superior at things like English and editing. I mean you did consider an English major for about a day and a half during your freshman year.

Sometimes while editing, your husband tries to argue grammar rules { like how to use a colon correctly } with you and even goes so far as to bet that you are wrong. So you calmly tell him that you know beyond a shadow of a doubt that you are right, he is wrong, you are better at grammar, and that you bet him an adorable pair of ankle boots that you know what you're talking about. He then proceeds to look up grammar rules and discover you, his lovely and intelligent wife, are absolutely right. So he buys you the ankle boots he owes you, even if he despises ankle boots.

And that is how grammar can be a wonderful thing and you can get a new pair of shoes without breaking your shopping fast. 

Thursday, November 07, 2013

the squat challenge

Thursday, November 07, 2013

So I saw a post on tumblr about a thirty day squat challenge and decided to do it. Because who doesn't want stronger legs and a tighter toosh, am I right? Plus it's such an easy thing to add onto my workouts. I'm only a week into it but my legs feel better already. I'm taking pictures on the rest days to find out if I can see a difference by the end. I'll let you know what happens when I'm finished.
Why don't you join me? Give it a go, I dare you!

Wednesday, November 06, 2013


Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Conner left for another business trip on Saturday morning at the bright and early hour of 4:30 a.m. But this time he isn't gone to Texas for a few days - this time he's gone to South Korea for a whole entire week. Korea is 16 hours ahead of us, which means that I get to talk to my husband for about 20 short minutes each day around 2:30 p.m. Utah time while he is at breakfast.. on his tomorrow.. 
which I guess is pretty cool because it's like he's in the future. I kinda miss him though!
Just three more days to go until I get him back.

On a happier note, last week, when husband and I were actually in the same time zone we had a grand old time celebrating Halloween by going to CornBelly's and throwing a party! Of course I hardly took any pictures at all. And the pictures from the party were pretty much only of the food we prepared/served. So you can look at those gems from last week and just imagine how cute we were as a Lost Boy and Tinkerbell :)

my ghost banner + a friend's cute halloween banner

the table pre-mummy dogs

the mummy dogs

Our dessert was a caramel apple bar, and it was pretty dang cute :)

spooky fruit to be healthy