Friday, September 28, 2012

I have writer's block bad this week... so here you go... This is what you get when I'm in a funk 

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

There is a War in my Brain

Alright Yall Im gonna get serious for a minuet here... hate to do it to you but it needs to be done!  I spend way too much time on Pinterest... Like for real I am addicted and usually I am finding things like this...
 Or this 

Some times even this 
BUT 4 nights ago I read this article  and it hasn't left my mind. Every now and then I use Pinterest for good. It talks about how today Satan's war is in our brains. We I constantly need stimulation and it has become a habit to just pick up the phone and get online. So much so that it is craved and almost needed. Our favorite blogs, websites, social media take up so much space in our brains daily that more important things loose their place. it is MY job to make my brain crave more spiritual and deep thoughts. To make an effort to study Gods words and ponder their meaning in my life. If I do not take the time to do this now HOW will I find time to do it when I have children? I want my kids to know how important it is to live the gospel of Christ. Now don't get me wrong, the internet machine is a wonderful thing I love me so blog time and can't get enough of Pinterest but it is important to incorporate other forms of GOOD into my day.  IN FACT.. I am making it a goal... I want to have the Book of Mormon read by December 31, 2012 ( putting on the blog holds my accountable right?)  Alright I  am done with all this seriousness adn I am linking up with this lady here and here

Monday, September 24, 2012

Weekend Review: The Most Boring Weekend...

The weekend was seriously a bore... It was kind of nice though. My allergies have been acting up... WAY UP like cant sleep well, bloody noses, headaches and a million sneezes acting up. It's the worse cause I can not take most allergy medicines. ANYWAYS this post wont be full of complaints. I PROMISE you that's it. Friday I was spoiled. My visiting teachers came over and gave me lots of treats (my house was clean this time thank you!), then at work I was given even more treats.
And this is after Jon got into them if you notice half the cake is gone and
quite a few cookies and rolls are gone too.... ( I may have helped a bit)
We went to Applebee's for my favorite queso dip and it just so happens that my sister was working that night. Her and her Fiance both work there as servers and were on duty which explains why they were not answering our plees of friendship. When they got off we went to their house to watch a movie. Super fun but bad choice for my sneezing nose. They have 3 dogs who love attention and apparently I am quite allergic to them. One roll of toilet paper later the movie, 30 Minuets or Less was over and actually pretty good.
Saturday was spent lounging around. We have started watching DR. Who on Netflix and it pretty much consumes our free time now... For those of you who don't know what DR. Who is... Look it up British T.V. show and it is quite entertaining. We did decide to venture out into the real world and take advantage of the nice weather... AKA not 100 Degrees outside. We took Ruca to the Dog park finally and it was worth it... LOOK at this Sunset...

Sunday Was spent at church teaching my little ones, well little one. This week I only had one little nugget, and let me tell you it was NOT easy. This little man is ALL boy he loves to talk, hates to listen and can't sit still for the life of him. I use pictures a lot in my lessons and he kept saying "put that away, DON'T use those, I hate those" Seriously! So after going through everything I had we still had 45 minuets left... UHHHH So we went on a walk and I made a game up thinking that should take a big chunk of the time up... NOPE  When we got back there was still 30 minuets left. So I did what any good teacher does and I called for my Hubby. Jon is so adorable with little ones, especially crazy boys. That crazy little nugg just sat there staring at Jon until he finally walked over grabbed the chocolate I had been bribing  giving him and handed it to Jon. That was it, it was love.

I just have to share one quote from this silly little boys ramblings.... While talking about something COMPLETELY  unrelated he interrupts...

"When I grow up I'll be a HUMAN!" He was seriously so excited about this I just had to let him know that he is in fact a human right now, in which his reply was " Not a real Human. I'm just a small human But Ill be a BIG Human when I grow up"

So there you have it my oh so boring weekend that I some how managed to write a giant post about... Congrats if you made it through :)

Linking up with Sami, Molly and Brooke

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Its That Time Again...

Just a few of  my sweet dance moves...
This Weeks Questions:

Sunday Social Link up :)
 1. What is something you have wanted to do but are afraid of?
Take a dance class. I love it but I am so scared to go out and take a class by myself... Anyone out there looking for a dance partner?

2. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Done with school, a couple of kids and a helicopter flying Hubby in our own home (that we own)
3. What are you looking forward to before the end of 2012? 
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Our trip to Las Vegas in October, does that count as the end? And beyond that 2013... Cause I graduate in May!!!
4. What are your hopes for your blog?
 That I can actually keep up with it, make people laugh a little and maybe grow it a little bit. 

5. Do you always see yourself living in your current town/city? 
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Nope, I don't know where we will end up but it probably won't be here forever but who knows what God has in store for us.

6. What is your morning routine?
Set alarm an hour before I need to actually wake up so I can "work out". Snooze alarm 3 to 5 times end up waking up late and barely have enough time  to get ready, grab a bagel, feed Ruca, let her out side while I scramble to get everything together and then jump in the car, start the car, realize that I forgot some important item, run back inside, finally leave 10 minuets after I should have.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Friday Letters

Dear Jealousy, Please stop bubbling up at unexpected times. Your are not welcome so kindly leave. Kthanks. Dear school, please stop being so stressful, I would like to spend one night having fun with my hubby. Dear babies please stop staring at me with those eyes... I know your cute... I don't need to be reminded every time I see you.

Dear Husband, CANT YOU SEE HOW CUTE THIS THING IS??? Oh and stop sending me pictures like this... It doesn't matter how many pictures you send me I know your gonna be a good dad... One day... a long time from now... 
Dear Friday, why can't you be everyday? Dear October 16, Please hurry up and get here. I can not wait to be with these people again even if it is just for a week. Dear Readers, sorry for the pictures I couldn't find one with all of my favorite Utah/ Vegas Friends in it so you get us in wet suits and  weird faces..
Dear Best friends, Please please please PLEASE come visit me in Vegas...
 
Dear Friday letter thanks for letting me babel about random list of things and making it ok.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The Day I Thought My House was Haunted

The day began like any other. I rolled over to snooze the alarm clock and realized I was sweating. Something was not right in our little condo. It is NEVER hot. I sat up slowly and began to look around, a tingle shot through my spine. I just knew something was not right. The house was oddly quiet. Ruca sat at attention ears moving every which way.....  I couldn't send the hubby to investigate as he had left hours earlier for work. Slowly I inched out of bed. It turns out the fan had stopped working and upon further investigation our tv, fan in the living room, oven and AC had all ceased to work. How random I thought... But this should be an easy fix right? 
Off to the breaker box I headed on the way there my nose starts to bleed... even with really bad allergies I never get nose bleeds... weird... I start shutting off breakers... in fact I shut them all off over and over again... no good half the house is still dead. As time ticks on I decide I have to ignore the lack of cool air and press on... School was going to start soon. The rest of the morning go as planed. Until it is time to get dressed. I go to turn on my closet light and nothing. 
"Oh well" I think, I guess at least one of the lights had to be broken... As I go to get a flash light I hear a clicking noise. The light springs on and dims to an eerie orange glow and begins to flicker. Another click... Its gone.
I swear my house looked like this... but with an orange tint...
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 Now just a little bit scared I make a call to Hubby... and what does hubby have to say you ask? What words of comfort or advice? Oh you know just that our house is probably being haunted!

Now you see normally I wouldn't scare so easy but just last month we had two neighbors die. They were in their late 90's so it wasn't  a horrible shock or anything. It was sad but not unexpected. But this couple was not our biggest fans... No, we were the new young mixed marriage couple with the annoying dog. The husband would yell when we took Ruca to the bathroom and the wife would stare out the window with the lights off as we came home....
  So anyways his joke creeped me out. Especially as he said it the fan in the living room kicked back on and then began to flicker off slowly. The clicking and flickering began to happen more and more. So I packed my school stuff and Ruca up and left RAN... 
I couldn't let my sweet puppy get eaten by ghost could I??? 
 NO, I couldn't. I dropped Ruca off at my moms house and headed to school.

The rest of the day was actually pretty good. I even got to make cupcakes in my cooking class....
All though I dreaded heading back home to our haunted condo all day. When I pulled up to our humble abode....this little beauty was in our front yard ...
Turns out it wasn't our grumpy old neighbors just the power company.  

Monday, September 17, 2012

We are Going to be Millionaires

Ok so maybe not millionaires but I think my hubby is going to make us rich. He is pretty amazing as you probably know if you have read any of my other posts. This weekend he pretty much surpassed all of his previous greatness with this amazing little creation.
Now you are probably looking at that thinking OH he must have bought her a present.... WRONG
My man can crochet. That is right my big manly hubster can crochet with the best of them. Look how sticking cute that head band is. I was feeling really sick this whole weekend and had TONS of homework so lets just say I was not in the best of moods on Sunday. I showed my amazing man a picture from this girlies etsy shop and without even asking he headed to the craft room. Two hours later this is what he came up with.
 
No tutorial, no instructions just his oh so handsome brain. Now here is where I need to make a necessary note that Jon WAS watching foot ball while doing this so it was by default manly...
Anyways though don't you think we should sell them? I Would buy it. And the great thing is... 
He can make pretty much anything...
Big people Hats
Baby hats
Scarfs 
headbands
purses 
booties for the little nuggets
pretty much anything your heart desires


Linking up with Sami and Carly  and Rachel

Back in the day

The Year was 2007.. the hair was bad the face was pimply and the memories still feel like yesterday! Linking up with this lady here


High School Memories

1. Tell us what kind of student you were in high school {popular, nerd, sport obsessed, choir, etc}
Alright Im going to be real here.... I was a mess.... all over the place. I had no idea who I was in high school. I started out as the epitome of nerdy, I had glasses and about 2 friends and NO social skills. Through out those 4 years I had quite a few phases... I had the "skater" look with shaggy bangs and converse, I went a little bit preppy, I was a partier then I was a homebody,a surfer, a church girl and ended with just me. High school is hard... or is it just me?
2. Share with us some high school pictures. We know you have them somewhere.
So most of the pictures are from senior year cause they are from facebook... facebook wasn't cool till I graduated... Old much? There were a few oldies.... 
This one is obviously from my nerdy phase though... I don't think I have any pictures that were normal... from this time in my life... 
Here's a few from my "skater" days. Oh the difference a year can make... 

We were TOTALLY normal.... I swear... 
I am pretty sure this picture (where I am dressed like an alien) 
is the only one Im making a normalish face... 
Go figure
At least I am not the only one who made weird faces 
Ski Trip :) Ignore the fact that I am the only girl... 
Birthday... High school style 
Project graduation
Can you find me in this one... 
3. Tell us about your school. Private? Public? How many in graduating class? Mascots? School colors?
We lived in a small town... Not much to do but show lots of school spirit. We were the war eagles, Maroon and Gold baby. Awful colors but we sported them like champs.  We had about 300 graduate with us which started off as a lot more but apparently 2007 was the year to drop out, get pregnant or fail... 
4. Tell us about some of your favorite memories of high school. Or what stands out the most? Any teachers? Specific classes?
My senior year was great (most of the time) I had photography and Talon, otherwise known as the school newspaper, for two periods a day. It was fantastic. I don't think I got to school on time ever and while I was there I sat in the editors room with Ally and Cassie. We had so many great memories that year... And some not so great ones. Fun and fights, tears and laughs it was all so worth it.  

5. Tell us a piece of advice you would pass on to your children or any child entering high school.
DON'T CARE SO MUCH WHAT PEOPLE THINK OF YOU!!!
I wish I knew this then I would have been so much happier.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Lessons Learned... Kinda

So I have been trying to learn all I can about this blogging world but everyday it seems like I find something else out. Who knew all this would be so complicated at first. I'm sure it will all make sense eventually but GOODNESS... So what is it I learned today you ask? How to reply to comments... I did not know that you could link your email address to your comments... So if anyone is offended that I haven't written them back... well that is why... Because I am a little bit ignorant... Anyone want to mentor me in Blogging 101? I sure do need some help!

Sunday Social

Linking up with Neely
1. 5 items you can't live without on a daily basis(water, food, shelter, and clothes dont count)
 -my Hubby
- my cell phone
-my wedding band and engagement ring
-my Ipod
-my planner 

2. All time favorite book? Why?
I know this sounds totally shallow but I LOVE Can You Keep a Secret by Sophie Kinsella. Its a funny, witty, easy read. She is one of my favorite authors I love everything she writes.  I also could read Harry Potter any time any day but that is so obvious right?
There are so many more... I love to read... such  hard question

3. Something you'd like to accomplish before the end of 2012
Finish this semester with a 4.0. I am almost done with school and I want to finish strong!

4. If you could go back and relive any year of your life which year would it be?
Last year 2011. I was living in Utah and we got engaged and married. I would love to do it all again and not stress so much. I was a bucket of nerves constantly. I would calm down and enjoy my time a little more... don't get me wrong though that time was A LOT of fun it just could have been way less stressful.

5. What do you wish people knew about you without you having to tell them?
I take things hard. I read into them too much.. ask my husband that poor mane has to put up with me everyday. 

Friday, September 14, 2012

Friday.... Its that time again

Another week has passed and it is once again that blessed day that leads us too two full days of no work, no school, and  so much fun. Unfortunately this week has been pretty boring so I wont put you through a boring recount. But here are 5 things from Pinterest that I am excited about...(cause my life is super boring right now)
1. BOOTS to be specific combat boots... I don't know if I can pull them off but I am obsessed.    

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2. Leather Jacket's once again I probably can not pull it off but I love it... If I ever live some where cold I am going to get a nice one...
3. Pretty things like this....
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4. Frosting and the sweetest sweets
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5. Flannel 

Linking up Lauren  :) 

Thursday, September 13, 2012

A VERY Mushy Kind of Thankful Thursday

Sometimes in life we forget to be thankful for how great we have it. 
Today I got to see an old friend. It was so nice to see her. 
She is such an amazing lady who has done such great things in her life
and loves God while doing them.I want to be like her one day.

She told me a story about one of her friends who is seriously struggling in her marriage. She is married to a man that is not kind in words, thoughts or actions. As I listen to the sad words I tired to imagine what this must be like. To not have the support and love that is needed by the one person you picked to do so.  It hurts me that she is hurting, and I wish there was something... anything I could do to help. I have spent my life watching marriages, friendships and relationships crumble. People leave, sometimes the come back most times they don't. Marriages fail, friendship dies and people do not change.  I just thought this was how the world was.

 Before Jon anyways. 

When I first met Jon I knew something was different. I felt instantly attracted to him... not the way he looked or acted or dressed... It was nothing physical although those things were pretty great... It was something else. Now obviously our love story isn't one of those quick 3 month romances. It was filled with lots of ups and downs and twist and turns but I can tell you one thing. In the 4 years we knew each other before we got married there was ALWAYS something about this man that drew me to him. EVERY guy I met was compared to this one man that lived a thousand miles away. I could never get him completely out of my mind. No one could make me forget those feelings.

 He is such a good soul. The kind of good that you can feel when he is near.
 And now all these years later he is mine 
and still when I look at him I feel those first feelings of happiness and 
comfort that only come from being with a good man.
 I am so thankful for this amazing man that was made for me and only me.
 He has taught me to love deeper and to trust. 
I am thankful for our marriage that is anything but perfect yet is filled with 
happiness, respect and a LOT of laughter.

Anyways enough with the mussy gushy yuck. thanks if you made it all the way through! I will leave you with a song...


Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Can I Touch Your Butt?

So my oh so sweet husband has found a new app on his phone... I think or a website or some other place that provides him with a wide variety of pictures that remind him of me I am not sure where they are coming from.  The past two days I have been finding these little "love" notes through out the day... I use the term love loosely... Ill let you be the judge... 
Here is the first one I found... It my new computer background file saved as Sarah's Life...

This one is my new phone background


This one I just found while trying to upload the last one...


Now when we were dating every now and then I would get a sweet picture like this or this


 so when I get a new picture message from him I was thinking it would be some sweet little quote ( he sent me this when we were dating)....

Not even close....



Oh but don't worry today it gets better...

  
 I was having a bad day and called him crying cause I couldn't find a parking space before class (one thing after another you know) and ever time I would see some one leaving some one who just pulled in to the school parking lot would get it which lead to me being late for class even though I was at the school 15 minuets early... (why don't college campuses EVER have enough parking???) 
Anyways... that has nothing to do with anything except I am still annoyed...
But I calm down and got to class and get this picture.... Of course with the a little message from him saying I love you...


An this one ... It was just for fun I guess...


True love right?

Monday, September 10, 2012

Let Kick Cancer's A....

Today while catching up on a few of my favorite reads I headed over to The Kinch Life. Aubrey posted Taylor Swifts video from Stand Up to Cancer. I did not know anything about this song or the family that it was about. I just thought oh HEY I love me some T-Swift and sat back expecting to enjoy. 


Well I can say I more than enjoyed it. I cried for about 5 minuets straight and then decided to make it worse by going to Ronan's mom's blog to learn more, of course  Jon called right then so I had to explain the whole thing to him. Just her story of Taylor Swift calling was enough to have me hooked. How could you not be in love with this family. It is not fair that anyone has to loose their baby but she has taken her tragedy and turned it into something good. She wants to not only make a dent in cancer but eliminate it. Its a movement not just a charity. Live like a rock star.  I really just wanted to share this with any and everyone. You can buy Taylor Swifts song here... all the money goes to cancer research. 

Weekend Review

Hey Everyone! I am linking up here. I didn't take to many pictures of my self... aka none... But I had a fabulous weekend. My cousins little boy turned one this week so we spent a lot of our time with him. He is seriously the cutest little thing. My Sister and her Fiance make amazing cakes and they made Little Kody's first cake. Isn't it the cutest thing?


 Kody was not afraid to dig right in but right after was not very happy with the results... 

So maybe I took one picture I had just come from work and school all day so I'm a little gross...
Don't judge me :)

 Saturday we spent the day with some of our good friends from out of town. We had a BBQ and we were tasked with bringing the desert (my friends know that I a horrible cook so this is our permanent assignment around these parts). Jon wanted to do something different so we combined our baking powers and came up with this amazing cake...
Better Than Sex Cake

It is seriosuly so easy and incredibly delicious we found the recipe here... I don't know if it really was better than sex BUT it was pretty darn close....

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 box Devil’s Food Cake
  • 1 8-oz tub cool whip
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 bottle caramel ice cream topping
  • 1 package Heath bar pieces (found in the baking aisle by the chocolate chips)

    DIRECTIONS

    1. Cook Devil’s food cake in a 9 x 13 inch pan, according to package directions and let it cool.
    2. In a large bowl, combine caramel and sweetened condensed milk.
    3. Using the end of a wooden spoon, poke holes in the cake every couple of inches. Alternatively, you can use a fork to poke holes.
    4. Pour the caramel/sweetened condensed milk over the top of the cake so that it fills all of the holes.
    5. Spread Cool Whip over the top of the cake.
    6. Sprinkle Heath bar pieces on top.
    7. Enjoy! PS: Store leftovers in the refrigerator.


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