Big * Middle * Little

Big * Middle * Little
Just a Blog about my boys, helmets, food and family....

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

And may all your Christmases be White

So I'm so bothered, my memory card for me camera got a crack in it, so until I could get a chance, or remember, to buy a new one I've been using my phone. Well, I didn't take a single picture this holiday... I'm so mad a t myself!!
We had such a great Christmas this year too!! So if anyone is still reading this post with out pictures I will now recount the marvelness (not a word but should be) that was our holiday season.
We slept in on Christmas Eve morning, since Scott didn't get off work until after midnight. We were awoken to the sounds on my brother-in-law Clogging in the Kitchen, and the other brother-in-law playing the "Christmas Polka" on the piano. We went downstairs and made Cinnamon rolls, and cookies for Santa, bot ready, packed up the car and headed to my parents house. This is were we stayed for 24 hours of Christmas joy. My Papa Gene and Mama Connie came for dinner, and we open gifts with them and my cranky Nephew who missed his nap and was so so so grumpy. I love my Papa Gene and Connie, and one the the biggest regrets I have is that I don't get to see them as much as I used to, they are both just so giving and loving, and I hope I can be more like them one day :) After everyone left we spent the night and helped wrap some gifts for my mom, and went to bed to wait for Santa, who I think was really confused this year because we moved. We got gifts from Santa all over the Valley. My brother, his wife, and my Nephews came back over in the morning to open more gifts and have brunch. While we enjoyed out morning feast, my Grandma Jo, Uncle Trason, Uncle Bart, and my Grandma and Grandpa Hulse came over and opened gifts with us there.
After all that, we packed up the car and headed to Scott's parents house were we got the rest of the pieces for our Lovesac sectional that we've been trying to get... so basically... they bought us a couch!!! We are so spoiled and loved. We spent the rest of the day eating and chatting with family, playing games and watching movies, it was a lot of fun.
Sadly both Scott and I had to work on the 26th, so we missed the party at Grandma Shepherds house. We planned on seeing Grandma Shepherd on Christmas, but my sister-in-law get the opportunity to talk to her boyfriend in Australia (mission) so we choose to see grandma at a later time, which happened to be yesterday.
On the 27th was my mom's birthday, so after church we went over to see her, she showed us all her gifts, and we spend the afternoon with my parents. We headed for home to start cooking for the greatest Holiday of all... NEW THANKSMAS!!! Yes, this is a made-up Holiday, but by far the most enjoyable. My other husband Tim is in the Navy so he is only in town for about 4 weeks a year. We planned a whole party around him being in Utah. We had Ham, and brownies, and cookies, and potatoes. We played Apples to Apples, drank sparkling apple juice and told stories. Then we all went around the table, said something we were Thankful for, something we wanted but didn't get for Christmas, and our New Years resolutions. I love my friends.
On Monday we went up to Scott's family cabin in Fairview. This was the first time I've been up there in the winter, and it was so much fun. We had to Snowmobile in, the pipes were frozen so we had to melt snow for dishes and other things. we rode snowmobiles and went sledding. It was super fun but boy was I sore when we got home.
I am so blessed with a wonderful family and friends. I'm grateful for those in my life that help me and strengthen me, and I hope everyone has a wonderful New Years :)

Monday, December 14, 2009

Happy Birthday dear Scott, Happy Birthday to YOU!!!

Birthday's are very important to me, I love to celebrate the people I love, and with Scott being the most important person in my world his birthday was a big deal, and every year I have to out do myself to make him feel more loved and special. His birthday just happened to fall on the same weekend as the Mormon Tabernacle Christmas concert AKA the busiest weekend of the year at work, so I knew we wasn't going to be able to get the weekend off, so I came up with a few plans of my own. Now these pictures were taken with my phone, because the batteries in my camera were dead and I didn't realize, so they're kinda rough, so bare with me. Since we are currently homeless, and I knew he wouldn't be off work until after midnight, I cleaned and decorated our room here at his parents house, and I must say it was pretty awesome...
Here we have 27 balloons (the age he is turning) and his gifts on the bed, he got Chocolate milk, and his favorite cereal... the milk is in the fridge....
We had a family dinner with his family, this is the gift from Allison, and burger cook book, I know what we're doing for the next BBQ!
Kyle gave him a sparkly soap dispenser, very festive...
Gift cards from Mom and Dad, I like these because I know they are gifts for me too!!
This is his gift from me, it's a Wustof chef's knife, these are expensive, but I found an awesome half off deal, he was so happy he cried a little, and now he can show it off to his Chef buddies at work. I must say I am proud of my gifts, I seem to get it right every year. I'm also excited for Scott twin siblings birthday's on Wednesday, because I got Nathan a teenage mutant ninja turtle wall clock, to go with the hamburger phone I got him last year... I would love to get these kinda gifts :) Scott makes me happier than anything, and I'm so so so glad he was born, and I would do anything to make him feel special. I love you Scott, continue being great!!
On a less celebratory note, I am getting so stressed and frustrated with Christmas plans this year. So if you want to spend time with us, you will have to wait until after the New Year, because this year is full. This year Christmas Eve and Morning will be with my family, and Christmas day will be with Scott's, the Sunday before will be the annual Hulse family Christmas party that is held the Sunday before Christmas every year, we work on the 26th, and my mom's Birthday and Thanksmas are on the 27th. I'm getting sick of trying to please everyone on both sides of the family, and missing watching my darling nephews open their gifts. I didn't get to see my grandparents or siblings last year, and will not get to next year, that's just the pains of having a growing family. I think we will have a great Christmas because I'm with Scott, and will see some of the people we love, and will try to see as many as possible. The Holidays aren't about where we are and who we please, it's about the Savior, and letting people know how much we love them, we have all of eternity to express this, so if we don't see you this Christmas season, we'll see you in the Celestial Kingdom... if not sooner :)

Friday, November 27, 2009

Lessons learned

I just wanted to take a minute and talk about some things I have learned this year. I know it's not quite the end of the year yet, but I feel I have grown so much just in this last year, if I don't write I'll burst. I have such an amazing husband, who loves me and honors me, and I have so much gratitude for him.
This year I learned how to actually humble myself. I am a very stubborn, independent person, and asking for help always makes me feel like a failure. I have always gotten by on my own, and been able to take care of myself, but now I have to think about not only what is good for me, but what is in the best interest of my husband. I may still feel like a failure, but Scott is happy, and in turn that makes me happy. Help isn't always bad, especially when asking for help brings you closer to a goal that will help your whole family and others as well.
I've also learned to let things go. The past is not worth re-living if it's going to hurt other people, but if you feel like reenacting a civil war battle I think that's good.
Speaking of the past, I've learned that my past is original, and that I have suffered much heartache, and envy, but I've learned I have a an amazing ability to embrace that past, but not dwell on it, to have a tragic history, but it's unique and colorful, I don't bring it up to get attention, but use it as a tool to help others. I have been truly blessed but my past.
I have also learned to love completely. I can be a pill, and so can my Scotty. For much of my life I never thought of myself as a person anyone would want to love, I'm mean, and opinionated, and pigheaded. I always felt in order to love me I needed to be fake, like people on TV or movies, or extremely beautiful in order to be loved. Scott loves me completely, and I love him so completely as well. I embrace his flaws, and odd characteristics, he loves me when I'm wrong and without make up. I have never felt so special in all my life as I do in his eyes.
I've learned to let people in. I think this goes along with asking for help in a sense. I am often closed off. I have had a fear for most of my life that if I let people in they will let me down and hurt me. Scott has taught me that not everyone leaves in the end. That trust is something not only earned, but upheld, and returned. And that people will like me even if I'm not the thinnest, or prettiest or smartest or funniest person in the room.
I'm still learning about the Lords timing. When I think I have this figured out I learn quickly that I don't. My life is miles away from where I thought it would be, but I don't know if I would like that life. Things are rough right now, but the important things are going as planned.
I have lived a charmed life, and I am grateful that I have these moments, and outlet, to reflect on it.
Happy Holidays everyone and know that you are in my thoughts and prayer :)

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

I've got one hand in my Pocket, and the other one is playin' a piano

So for the longest time Scott and I have really wanted to take my nephews out and do something fun with them, we finally go the chance this week when we took them the Gateway to go to the Discovery Children's Museum. Now I think I have the cutest nephews on the planet, feel free to argue, but I know you are just jealous :) Riley is my oldest nephew who is 6 (he is my step-nephew for those who are wondering, but I'll still claim him) and Tyler is my other nephew who is 2. They were so excited to go and Scott and I were really excited too, somethings are just more fun with kids. There are a ton of pictures in this post, so I'll try to keep the comments short.
This is Tyler, and he is very excited, this is the face he makes when you tell him to smile, and I just love it! By the way, he got into a kool-aid packet before arriving for our outing, so currently his hands and face are stained red, I think this is hilarious!
At lunch they handed out balloons to the kids, the boys loved this, and it created quite a distraction from our chicken nuggets...
Here is Riley in a helicopter they have there for the kids to play with. He thought this was so cool, and pretended to fly it.
Tyler liked it too!
I think this may have been the highlight of the trip today :)
They are building an earthquake proof house, and it fell... better luck next time.
They have this awesome room full of balls and tubes going all sorts of places, this one sucked the balls up, and every time it did Tyler would yell "Whoa!!" I thought it was the cutest thing ever!
He would empty the whole bucket, then go down and get more, and empty it again. He had so much fun doing this.
Riley was bit more fun, because he's older, here he is riding the life size fake horse they have there, he's such a ham for the camera.
Here he is at the top of the rock wall, again hamming it up!
Tyler loves water, his favorite was to pump the water and try to catch it.
He loves cars, here he's trying to drive away.
Finally her found one that moved, and after that we couldn't get him to leave, kids are so simple.
The water was a big hit!
back to the ball room, this place was just so amazing to them!
So this picture is funny, in the lobby they have this huge purple thing that you put coins on to roll down, and the coins go to help Primary Children's hospital, so I'm fine putting coins in it, but upon arriving and leaving you would have thought this was the reason we came, they loved this thing, I had to pull them away to go inside and play and pull them away to leave for home. If i invested in one of these things I'd make bank!
All in all it was a great day, and I hope to spend more time with my nephews like this again, they behaved really well for me and we only had one small break down when Tyler missed his nap time and was grumpy, but I think it was worth it. It's going to be so fun to have kids for them to play with, and dress up with and do fun things like this with. I love my family and the joy they bring into my life, and I'm excited for Scott to be a daddy because he's going to be such a wonderful father, teacher and leader to our children, and I will teach them how to compulsively wash their hands :)

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Don't you remember you told me you loved me baby!!

You know that saying "You can't win them all." Well what if you did win them all, and then one day realized that you haven't won them all. Confused, well so am I. I don't want to sound... conceded, but people have always liked me for the most part, I know there is a totally annoying part of my personality that completely bothers myself, but people have always liked me. I've always been able to make friends easy, and I try to have a wide range of interested so I can be able to hold a conversation with people. I also think I am very funny :) but recently I have found someone that dislikes me. Now I've always told myself that not everyone has to like me, but everyone has, and I am really having a hard time with this. I have found myself agreeing with this person, and taking their side of conflicts, even though I don't totally agree, I just want this person to like me, and I feel like I'm cheating myself a bit. Well now that I think about it, I'm sure not everyone has always liked me, but I have never felt this need to make someone like me before. I find myself thinking about what I'm going to say, and stories to tell, and if they still don't want my company I think of ways of telling this person off. This is consuming my thoughts, and effecting my well being. Maybe I'm just crazy! What I should do is sit down and confront this person, except I'm practically paralyzed by fear of confrontation.
I think there is an episode of Seinfeld, where Jerry's girlfriend hates George, and he goes crazy trying to make her like him, that's what I feel like. Does anyone have any advice on how to win people over, because I have tried everything in my bag of tricks, and it's not working
On a different note, we've moved and bought a new car, so I'm feeling pretty on top of the world right now, my toes are warm, and I never have to worry about getting to and from work, which really is all I ever wanted out of life, Scott is working really hard to make me comfortable here at his parents house, which I don't think he needs to do, because they have a very comfortable home, Scott has set up our room to feel like home, and given my precious clothes and place to stay. I'm feeling pretty good right now. We're getting excited about the Holidays and Christmas shopping done. I think we are both looking forward to a bit of 'normality' in our lives.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

So THIS is love!!!

Here is an event that took a year to happen!! So for our first anniversary we wanted to go out of town, but with our lack of car for the moment, and with our tight income we thought we'd just go out to a nice dinner and celebrate at our apartment before we move. But my incredible husband, pulled a few strings and got us a nights stay the homestead in Midway. WE had a lot of fun, we spent the day in Park city, and then did all the touristy things in Midway. We had a ton of fun, and I can't believe my Scott pulled it off, he even got my mom in on it, and she let us borrow her car for the weekend. I am so blessed with a great family and a loving wonderful husband who never fails to amaze me. Here's to many more anniversaries to come :)

Prime Rib dinner, so good and Scott was soooo happy!
Our hotel room, I didn't post the picture, but the bathroom was incredible, and I loved the King size bed.
Me on the Apline Slide, part of our day in Park City, it was really fun!!

Brunch at our hotel, the food was so good, and we had such a nice table over looking a duck pond. The food was great and everything was so nice.
The top of our wedding cake!! We brought it with us and it was really good, the frosting didn't taste as fresh as it was a year ago, but the cake was super delicious. We are so cute, I'm not one for anything traditional, but this was fun. My Scott has turned me into such a "normal" housewife-type-person. I don't hold it against him, and it's a welcome change, I'm just surprised to see the change in myself. I have enjoyed being married more than I could have ever thought. My life isn't just about me anymore, I love my husband more than anything in the world, and my life is coming together in a very traditional way.

Monday, October 5, 2009

She wears high heels I wear sneakers

Well... I have regressed in my progression as an adult. As of November 1st I will be living in South Jordan with Scott and his parents. Now I am extremely grateful for this, the benefits out way the disadvantages by far, it's just hard to suck up my pride and ask for help. Now Scott and I financially are just fine, we have been able to save money and do some incredible things, but we are in debt and this is making other things more difficult, and we know people that get by on way less than we have, but it would be nice to pay off bills instead of managing them. Also this way we can have a bigger place for when we have children, which we aren't having yet, well I don't think yet. Scott's parents have a very nice house, and lots of storage, so our plan is to stay there during the winter, sell our cars, and buy a new car, which I think Scott did today actually, get out of debt, and have a baby. This decision was very hard for me, I feel completely defeated. I haven't lived at home since I was 18, moving home was just never an option for me and I have just always made things worked, but I don't get the just think about myself anymore. After much debate, and searching and praying we have decided to humble ourselves and make the best decision for our future. On an up note, next week is out ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY!!!!!! I'm so excited, being married has been the best, and I love my Scotty so so much. Well I think you know what my next post will be about :)

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Don't stop believin'

So our blog is just really boring right now, we have nothing to write about and haven't done anything since going to the zoo. I do work a lot, and I'm hoping that writing right now will save my sanity. Now everything else I'm going to talk about is from work, I want no one I speak to regularly to be upset, I am using my blog as my writing outlet. I have had so many thoughts and feeling lately and I have so much fear of upsetting people that I will often just keep everything inside until I just sit and cry. I don't think many people read my blog until I say something that people don't like, then I spend months feeling guilty about what I think and feel even though it wasn't even the person upset and I can't seem to make it better. See lots of babbling will be taking place here today.
Now I work in a restaurant, so I expect to some degree for people to be selfish, I am there to serve them and make them happy. But ladies are by far the worse. I feel like half the time I am teaching people etiquette. Now at lunch if you are in a rush I say leave the office with the people you are dining with, this way you don't have to lecher me on how hurried you are, and how your friend will be here any minute, and that you must eat now and tip me poorly because you just didn't plan well, and then when your friend finally does arrive don't sit for another hour holding my good table from others who might be willing to open their wallets instead of being tight fisted like yourself. Also, if you walk up and see a restaurant that it is full, don't be surprised when you are told we are on a wait. Believe it or not you are NOT the only one who thought about dining here, and when you finally do get sat, don't think that you are the only one being served, we have a full restaurant and your server is going to be serving other people. Often your waitress will have 5-6 other tables that are just as bossy and needy as yourself.
Now I don't like to talk about my job. Mainly because I don't really like it, and I don't have anything positive to say, I just happen to be really good at it. I think most people feel this way about their jobs, they are just not honest about it. I don't think many of us would choose to wake up and do what we have to do every day. I think we would all like to sleep and hang out with our families and friends, and do nothing. I make good money as a waitress, and like I said I'm good at it. I make old ladies love me, grumpy men laugh at me, I'm quick, efficient, and I know how to do my job to the very best of my ability, don't give me your bad day.
Also in my job I get to serve many church leaders, some good some bad. These men are just people with important callings, they like to go out with their wives, dine with their families and eat dessert and drink cokes with out being bothered. I want a good tip so please don't pester them.
I have talked about tips quite a bit in this post so lets get some things straight. Industry standard is 18%-22%, anything less than that is an insult. You sit there and do nothing, I get you drinks, soups, salads, pastas, meats, and desserts. You can ask me for more water, and new silverware, a different drink, new food if it's not what you expected, but I don't make soda syrup, I don't cook the food or make the soups or salad, my job is to make sure it gets to your table with out spilling all over you, some food takes longer to cook, salad can be tossed much faster than a steak takes to cook and if we have a full restaurant every one's food will take a minute to make, I can't control that, all I ask for is 20% of you bill. The math is easy, and usually not that much more than what you are already spending. Now Yes food should be fast, but if you want fast food, there are many establishments that carter to this need better than a sit down, course by course restaurant.
Well, I feel a lot better. If anyone is still reading this, I'm sorry if I said anything harsh or insulting, this my blog after all and you came here to hear my thoughts, and I did warn you in the beginning. I'm also sick of apartment hunting, and having a dirty house, and having to work overtime every week just to make ends meet and to help my my husbands dreams come true. I'm a good wife, and I work hard to take care of my husband, I'm sick of not having a decent running car, and planning for the future, I like living in the here and now! I'm also sick of feeling more than I can take, and not being able to do anything about it. I sometimes feel like I'm shouting at wall! I am very happy right now, my life is nearly perfect, and I think that is why I get so angry sometimes, we need the bad to appreciate the good, we need to evil to know what is right, we need the sad to understand the happy, and really that is what I think is going through my mind right now, I just needed and outlet.
I hope no one is angry and that everyone enjoys conference I know I will I'm so excited to snuggle with Scott and pig out while hear the voice of our prophet, sadly we'll have to miss Saturday session, but Sunday is all ours. :)

Sunday, September 20, 2009

All I wanted was a simple way of life!

This last week has been boring, and I really haven't gotten anything to post. All we do is apartment hunt, work and well that's it, now I'm not announcing anything, and I'm not sure what we are planning, but I think Scott and I ready for a family. We are dirt poor, and we can't afford anything, our cars aren't working, and we are honestly not ready for this, but we both feel that if we wait, we will always be waiting. This might be what we need to do to work harder, and save our money more. I'm not asking for opinions, but I know people worse off than we are with kids and I know that we just need to put this in the Lords hands. On a plus side we may have found a place to live that is still within our ward, and is about $150 less than what we are currently paying. It is smaller, but it's a duplex with one bedroom and an unfinished basement we could make into my owe personal Huge walk-down closet. With that much space downstairs we would have more storage, and, in turn, be able to live in a smaller space. So the renter is a first time renter and she has received so many applicants that she is being selective, but as it turns out she is an inactive member of our ward, and knows a lot of members, who happen to love us!! So everyone keeps dropping in and putting in a good word for us, so we are just hoping and praying that she picks us to rent out the duplex. So our lives are changing constantly, and I'm just trying my best to keep up. I'm just putting my faith in the Lords hands now, and letting whatever happens happen, knowing that this is what the Lord wants. If we get the duplex, great if not, it's time to move on, out of our wonderful ward, and if we get to stay all that much better.
And on top of this, my hair has already grown like an inch and I think it's time to cut in again, I really like this short hair stuff. Scott really like it too, there is much less hair in the bathroom, and he never has long brown hair on his shirts any more, or the car or the couch, or anywhere. So again, who knows what's going to happen. So if you all could pray for us, and continue to be supportive that would be great. Again, we are not having a baby, well not yet :)

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

New background??

So I changed the background for a more fall feel, I love this time of year, it's pretty much perfect for everything, weather, shopping fashion, ahhhh I'm so happy.
Let me know what you think, I liked the former one, but I like to change things if ya haven't noticed. So let me know what you think, because I just might change it again :)

Saturday, September 5, 2009

So what I'm still a rock star!!

So... I love going to the zoo! Scott and I have a few things we do every year, and those are going to Lagoon, and going to the zoo!! I have gone to the zoo every year of my life, no lie even while I was a missionary. I'm all about zoo education, and protecting endangered animals, and all that jazz, the zoo is just such a wonderful place for people of all ages. Scott loves the zoo as much as I do, he acts like a little kid, which makes me excited for the day that we bring our own kids to the zoo. After the zoo we went up the canyon for lunch a Ruth's diner, then out for ice cream and some lite shopping. I hope that every child big and small has a chance to go to the zoo. And that will be in my speech when I win my academy award, or Mrs. America :)

I really enjoyed these bronzed statues that were all over the zoo, they were new from last year, and way cool, I took pictures with almost all of them, my camera died, but they were way fun.
Scott misses his mom, what can I say.

This is why I love him, he will do honestly anything I ask, including embarrassing himself at the famous compare yourself to to the apes wall :)

I have pictures of me doing this almost every year of my life, this year was no exception, I do however refuse to actually use this drinking fountain because of germs, but it make a great photo

This is just the cutest picture, my new hair looks great, and we both look so pretty, I'm glad we went to the zoo, and we had so much fun too!!
On another note, we just found out today that our landlord will be raising our rent starting in October, and the apartment just isn't worth what they are raising it to. So we will be out of our apartment November 1st, which is plenty of time to find a place and pack and move, but I just hate moving, ugh. But the hope here is that we can find a nicer place, with more closet space, and maybe an extra room, so we could maybe start a family. I know people have kids that are worse off than we are, and in less room than we have and with less money, and less time, but I want our kids to know we're there, and to be able to run around and see mommy and daddy close by, and also... well there are just lots of things, and I'm sure at some point I just need to buckle down and say OK, maybe now we can start a family. We have been very blessed in this economy that we both still have jobs, and have even improved at our jobs, my only hope is that we can continue to improve so that when the economy (maybe) evens out we can come out on top. Life decisions suck! I wonder if we can live at the zoo?

Sunday, August 30, 2009

To cut!!!

So, the answer was to cut. I was debating about this issue for a few weeks, and I was talking with my best friend Shaelynn, she said "It sounds like you've already made up you mind to cut it, just go do it." And she was right, so Tuesday August 25 I walked into the salon, got a great cut and color!! I love it so much, and I actually look thinner and more mature, my clothes look better, and my get ready time has gone down so much. I'm still getting used to everyone one I know telling me how good it looks, if you ever want attention cut 14 inches off! No lie, everyone I know is ewwing and ahhing over my hair, which was fun at first, but now is a little over kill. It does look nice, and telling me that does make me feel good. My manager at work seriously couldn't get over it, she made everyone stop and look at my hair, at one point I had 4 people touching my hair, which has always bothered me no matter what length my hair is.
I've been going through a sort of self improvement makeover for the lase few months, I changed my make-up, got rid of a bunch of clothes (which was so sad and hard to do), re-arranged the kitchen and bedroom, cut my hair, and now the biggest most notable change has been my attempts to act like lady. When I was younger I always had dreams of being like Audrey Hepburn or Grace Kelly, these ladies knew how to act in every situation, knew what to say, what to wear, and how to work any crowd of people. I have always wanted to obtain that. I have been read books about this and I myself have been doing a few social experiments with this over the last few months. I'm not going to post those now, but my findings have been remarkable, and I have noticed a huge change in myself. I think this haircut was the final step in my make over process. I hope you enjoy these pictures from this big step in my life.

The cute girl who cute my hair, she was so great!
The first cut!

This pony tail is currently in my kitchen, it was used to tell my mom I cut my hair


Front, all in all I cut off a total of 14 inches and I love it, I've very happy!!

Monday, August 24, 2009

To cut or not to cut?

Alright, so decided to grow my hair out when I was 19. It was to my chin and I wanted to look like Lana Lang on Smallville or Alanis Morrisette. I stopped straightening my hair, and began taking pre-natal and other magic hair grow pills and within a year I had long hair. It was fun, and I kept growing it out through out my mission and for the last 3 years. So basically I've had the same hair style for the LAST 5 YEARS!! I've changed the color, added and grown out bangs, but for the last few months I have really thought about cutting it. I love my long hair though, but I feel that it is taken over who I am, I hide behind it, and it defines who I am more than my personality does. But at the same time, I feel like I've gained too much weight to get away with short hair, and it seems that every girl I've known has cut her hair off after getting married, and I really didn't want to be one of them, and it seems I might be. So before I make any rash decisions I've decided to take it to the people and get your opinions, please answer my poll question and we will see what I do :)

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Tomorrow is a brand new day and it don't know white from black!

So as some of you may know I'm terrified of water. Just to prove my love for Scott I have been trying to over come this feat, because Scott loves water, swimming and all that sorta stuff. Well, Scott grandma instead of having a party for every grandchild she throws one big party where she rents out the Spanish fork pool. It was super fun to see everyone and we were grateful for the love that Scott's family has for us. Now all week it had been warm and I kept thinking "It's fine I'm going to the pool on Saturday, I'll just deal with the heat until then." Well, it just happened to unseasonally cold that day. I asked Scott what would happen if it rained on the day of the pool party, Scott informed me that it never happened so he didn't know. Well it didn't rain, but it was incredibly cold. We all dove in and it was actually warmer in the water than it was outside the water. We had a great time and were so tired when we got home. It's sad to think that summer is coming to an end.
My cute honey in the pool, I did go in and splash and play, but knowing that it was going to be hard to get out when the party ended I got out a bit early to dry off so I wouldn't be a baby about it later, I'm so proud of myself.
Here is Scott going to jump off the diving board!
Look at that form!
I went down this slide too!! But pictures of Scott are more fun for me!

We had a lot of fun this day, we also went to the farmers market that morning, and the county fair before the party, Scott and I don't really get many days together, or time to do things like this and it was so much fun. I'm glad that I'm learning to get over my fears, and that I have such a wonderful support in Scott to do so.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Just a Small town Girl... Living in a (not so) Lonely World

Well I'm wrapping up July with a quick post about the rest of the month, as I mentioned before, I have had such a great summer, and here are just a few highlights from the last couple of weeks, now my pictures load backwards, I don't know if other people have this problem, but I will explain the pictures so it really isn't a big deal I guess.

The last weekend was really, really, busy for us. On Friday July 24th was the great Utah hoilday celebrating the Pioneers getting to Utah. I love this hoilday!! It always involves food, and family, and fireworks, so much fun.

I love living in Salt Lake! This is the second year in a row that we have woken up and watched the runners in the 10k (?) and we set up our spot for the parade. Now the days of '47 parade is the third largest in the country after the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade and the Rose bowl parade, which just gives me more reason to make a fool of myself and those around me. Me and Shae are the loudest girls every year. I can't actually prove this... but I just know it's true :)

after the parade we usually have a wedding of some sort, yes I said a wedding. Last year it was Scott's sister and this year it was Scott's cousin. Michael and Laura had a fun BBQ Luncheon, with lots of yummy food. Well let me rephrase that, we have a family wedding on July 25th, but it's not uncommon to see the family the day before. We also watch the fireworks from Liberty park every year, and this year they weren't so great, and sadly I forgot my camera :( I also forgot the camera for Michael wedding/reception, which was also a blast. After the reception we went over to Scott parents house and palyed games with his siblings and ordered pizza, what a great way to end a busy weekend!!

On Sunday July 26th my side of the family had a Pirate party! We all dressed up and played games, and my husband broke out the accordian (sp?). He and my Aunt Debi sand Yo Ho Yo Ho a Pirates life for me until the early evening until we were all ready for bed. I love weekends like this, fun and relaxed getting to enjoy our time with such wonderful people, only sad part was I had to get up and work Monday morning. I'm so happy being married to Scott and I just love him so much, he is such a good sport and puts up with my complete randomness and my complete lack of self care. It's sad to think that summer is almost over.

Aunti Debi trying her skills at the accordian... Success, I think yes!

My super hot pirate! Ow Ow!

My sweet Nephew Riley with his uncle Scott

We are super sexy Pirate! I love Scott ear ring!

Showing off our awesome umberella hats we bought to get the sun off our faces during the parade, we are so cool, I love us, if I wasn't us I'd be friends with us!!

Shae spent the night on our pull out, look how cozy, we're good hosts. The best part was she never saw this picture until it was posted on Facebook, I'm such a good friend;)

July was such a great month! I'm glad that I have these great tradtions, and wonderful people to celebrate them with, and I look forward to who ever gets married next year so these tradtions can continue :)

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Beer for my horses

This has been one of the best summers of my life!! I got to go to Oregon, camping, to Lagoon, and Horse back riding, and it's not even the middle of July yet! Here are just a few Pics from this last weekend, which really was a blast.
Scott and Shae fighing over the boy horse, it was sweet. Scott had a real gift with the horses
No lie he was the horse whisperer, the horses were fighing over him by the time we left, this one kept nuzzling into him and following him, it was so cute.
That's me in the lead, Scott's horse kept stopping to eat the purple flowers, it was really funny
The horse wrangler didn't want to adjust the stur ups so my feet just dangled, but luckily the horse was "broken" enough that it didn't matter he just walked and let me take time, it was great.
So Shaelynn was not a horse whisperer, but she did like the horses, and So did Max, we had a great time.

On top of the Ferris wheel at Lagooon at sunset, it was really pretty and romantic, I was happy.

Me and Max on the "wild Horses" at lagoon, we were so scared!!
I still don't know how this was allowed, but Scott wanted to ride the swan. I thought he meant the the old people one that just sits there, but he wanted the little rocking one for one year olds, and he bounced and rocked the whole time. I'm sure this has to be against some sort of safety rule, but no one stopped him, and he looks so cute in the picture. I'm excited for the rest of summer and the other adventures we're going to have!!