Wednesday, November 24, 2010


My sister in law, Mindy, has TONS of wonderful ideas. I'm always in awe of her creativity. Well, she made up a list of 30 things she wants to do before shes...30. And that may or may not be next July. So it got me thinking...I have tons of stuff i want to accomplish, and if i had a goal like that (i think she gave herself a year) then i would actually be able to tackle a lot! Well, i still have a little while till i'm 30, so i decided to do 25 things to do before i'm 25. I'm giving myself a year and a half (since i'm almost at my 1/2 birthday). Let me tell you, it was harder to narrow it down to only 25 things! But, here is my list anyways :) Thanks for the idea Minds!


1. Readand FINISH Atlas Shrugged

2. Play in the rain with Jacetake pictures

3. Buy a house

4. Do a Super Secret Act of Kindness

5. Take a sisters trip with our moms

6. Have a baby

7. Join an orchestra--again

8. Ride a horse up at the cabin

9. Celebrate a "made up" holidaydressing up or decorating included!

10. Make at least 5 crafts I have always wanted to (ornament wreath, memo board, a space just for scrapbooking, make a little girls tu-tu, and refinish the dining table and chairs)

11. Enjoy an Arizona sunrise

12. Literally stop and smell the roses...appreciate their beauty!

13. Make my grandpas peach jam with my mom

14. Get into the BEST shape of my life

15. Have a steady client-tell for my hair business

16.Slalom Ski

17. Do something that Im scared to do

18. Buy a better camera and make sure to take pictures!

19. Catch upto date! on my scrapbooking

20. Start an annual Christmas party

21. Learn how to use my sewing machine!

22. Buy a new car

23. Plant a garden

24. Play in the snow

25.Take nieces and nephew(s) on a birthday date!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Cockroach fiasco

Story numero uno was about the cockroack fiasco. its a funny one. and everyone gets a kick out of it.

I realize now that i have never written down how J proposed. It was very sweet and romantic. You see...i was in CA with my brother over my bday. I was coming home the day after. J and I dont talk on the phone well...not for long periods of time anyway. Our conversations on the phone at best were 10 min (we're lucky to make it to 3 min now lol). Well, he had been calling me every night and texting me saying how much he missed me and how he was counting down the hours till i got home. I had gotten sick and i was a bit more grumpy than i normally am. Because what i said next was just mean. I told him that he needed to get a hobby. face palm now if you will.

He called me and wanted to pick me up at the airport, but i was bringing back a lot of my brothers luggage so i told him that my family was going to get me. (little did i know that he was trying to get me alone) He is not easily put out though...he showed up at the airport with my parents and later took me to "get a frosty" ... in fountain hills! Long story short, he picked the spot by the lake earlier...took me to it, told me that he loved me and didnt want to spend another day without me and asked me to marry him (while our song was playing on his itouch). I laughed. yes. face palm again. i do every time i tell this story.
and then i said yes. and smootched him.

So. fast forward a year. We've been married for 8 months. and he decided that he wanted to recreate the night he proposed at the lake. What we didnt account for was that it had been a fairly wet summer...and cockroaches are drawn to water...
We arrived at "the spot" only to be hit with the most repugnant smell ever. seriously. a fish must have died and been rotting. gross!
so we moved. and then i saw a cockroach land on our blanket. ew. so i hit it away. and got up to move again. as we are doing this i had a hair come loose and work its way into my shirt. ladies, are you with me in HATING that feeling?!?
anyways i go to grab it only to discover that what i thought was a hair was in fact a cockroach escaping into my bosom!
i had jace flick it off, but it circled back and landed on my tricep! ARG!!! i couldnt handle it. i dropped EVERYTHING i was carrying.

Jace asked me to just move to another spot. We were super close to the parking lot at this point and we had the lights illuminating everything for us. Well it was windy and the wind kept catching our neds krazy sub bag and making me go batty. I finally was like, "dude. what is up with our bag? its like its alive!" poor choice of words andrea. Jace and i looked down only to see that it MOVED. without the aid of wind.
We both screamed. he threw the bag away. and i ran for my car.

Worst part? i still had half of my krazy sub in that bag! EPIC FAIL. arent you glad you arent me?!
The end.

Coming soon. The story of the invisible car...

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

List of stories

So, I dont have the time right at the moment...but i'm hoping by tomorrow i can write out these stories for my online "journal" here. and who-boy. They are doosies. So for you to be anticipating these funny are the titles by which they shall be known as here on out.

#1. Cockroach fiasco.

#2. Invisible car.

#3. Green Hair and Ham, please.

That is all. for now.

Friday, November 5, 2010

6 day slimdown

Jace and I have gained some poundage since we've been married. "Relationship gut" as some would say. And we've decided to take action against that vile high number on our scale. Monday we started a 6 day slimdown. Its a modified version of Atkins...and its only recommended for 6 days to help jump start our dead battery metabolisms. The last time we did this, Jace lost 10 LBS and i only lost 3. Dang boys and how easy it is for them! This time I have lost 7 LBS in 5 days. One more to go! But its an improvment thats for sure! And now i'm making myself go to the gym as often as i can. I'm 3 for 3.

So heres to getting healthy and throwing out my relationship gut!

Monday, November 1, 2010

My "bibbity bobbity boo!"

1. Where did you meet?
First time- in the 7th grade at Kino
We re-met April of 2009

2. How long did you date before you got married?
We dated 6 months before we got married

3. How long have you been married?
Just over a year now!

4. What does he do that surprises you?
He can be pretty sensitive

5. What is your favorite feature of his?
His smile, oh ya and his HOT BOD:)

6. What is your favorite quality of his?
his willingness to serve and his love of family

7. Does he have a nickname for you?
babe or love

8. What is his favorite color?

9. What is his favorite food?

10. What is his favorite sport?
he likes to watch college basketball

11. When and where was your first kiss?
on our first date when he walked me to the door

and i do NOT kiss on the first date. no clue what happened there. lol

12. What is your favorite thing to do as a couple?
just being silly, hanging out with other people, going to the temple

13. Do you have any children?
Not yet

14. Does he have a hidden talent?
um...he gives the best back tickles

OH! and he disappears! ask anyone...he'll be right next to you one minute and the next minute hes gone!!! its freaky!

15. How old is he?

16. Who said I love you first?
Jace at my mom and dads house

17. What's his favorite music?
Anything. he loves U2 and the Beatles

18. What do you admire most about him?
I love how kind he is to everyone, how outgoing he is, and most of all how much he loves Me.

19. Do you think he will read this?

Depends....If I tell him to he will, but he doesnt ever look at the blog.