Tuesday, October 25, 2011


The last time i made cupcakes it was for my BFF katie's 22nd birthday.
That means...its been 2 years.
(ie. my entire marriage)


Lets fix that shall we??

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

2 Years!!!

We made it!
2 years.
Crazy that its already been that long.

We decided to go up to the cabin for our anniversary, just like we went up there for our honeymoon.
it. was. awesome.

Here are some pictures of the fun, relaxing weekend that we had.

whoever invented hammocks was a genius.

walks around the ranch

king of the mountain.

a running joke. the only picture we took on our honeymoon was of the covered bridge on the way into the ranch. This was on the way out.

my family has been working on the front of the cabin--making it a fun place to lounge. they started a fire pit---we finished it.

ye old windmill.

Anniversary! We were about to go into dinner in town.

i love you jace!!!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


I needed a Halloween wreath.

Jace made fun of me.

He said that i had to have a wreath for every holiday...

uh. duh.

This was so easy, but a bit time consuming. I watched 2 full movies by the time i was done.
Worth it! i love!! I think i may keep adding maybe a spider web in the middle?? i dont know. i'll have to see.

5 years free!

5 years ago my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer.
we almost lost her.
she was such a trooper though...she had a double mastectomy, chemo, and radiation treatments.
She was really sick for awhile, but hung in there because she loved us and didnt want to miss out on us growing up.
We are so glad she did.

She gained a new son 2 years ago, a new daughter 1 year ago, and will become a grandma in 1 month!

We have walked the Susan G Komen Race for the Cure for 4 years now
(my wedding interupted one year)


When all else fails...

With this recall election coming up--tensions are running high.
Families are split between Jerry Lewis and Russel Pearce.

A dear family who were split on this issue asked me to make them a new sign.
One to unite them.

i, of course, obliged.

Be still my heart.
i love this!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Mind bomb.

This week blew my mind.

almost literally.

all over the place.

Last week ended with us having to move out of our apartment for 2 days because our electricity blew! Seriously. Had to call the fire department and everything.

It was pretty awful. Started out with maintenance coming and letting themselves into our apartment while we were still asleep. Refinishing our shower and tub with something that made the whole place smell HORID (strong headaches were a constant companion) for 2 days.

Next up, we had Jaces parents get set apart --that was good, not bad.

We have had roaches investing into our apartment for weeks. I swear i keep killing and cleaning and even had my friend rachel and her husband (Squish Em Pest Control!) over to spray for them. NOTHING WORKED! Found out that upstairs neighbors were nasty and filthy and let roaches live in their house. Now they live in our house. I hate apartments.

So we were going to have to get our apartment bombed. Know what that means? Everything out of cupboards, off floors, out of closets...basically you pack up like you're moving but leave everything in the middle of your rooms. Then you have to put it all back. Without the benefit of moving away.

So in the process of getting the apartment ready, the in-laws left on the mission. Sad and happy.

Been having to move EVERYTHING back...LONG process.

Helped Jamie yesterday by taking a truck and a half of garbage away from the house as shes trying to pack up and clean.

Then this morning we got up at 530 to go run in the Race for the Cure for my mom. Worth it.

Now starts a new week. Here's to hoping its a thousand times better than the last!

No surprises please!
and if its not too much to ask...no roaches either.

Monday, October 3, 2011

In no particular order:

Andrea's Mail Bag:

Dear Work:
recently you have been LONG and BORING, which makes me TIRED and IRRITABLE. Please kindly stop.

Dear DMA (downtown mesa association):
really?? 2 "parking warnings for reparking with in 300' in a 24 hour period"? REALLY??

Dear apartment/complex:
i'm done with you. like forever. i'm ready to leave. too bad we just resigned a 6 month lease. bright side?? in 6 months i will be AWAY from you.

Dear giant ceramic pumpkin:
i'm sorry you got smashed to bits on saturday. you have had a very happy existence. i promise.

Dear AZ:
i love you. i do. but enough with the hot temperatures already! geez.

Dear Parents:
thank you for taking your vagabond daughter and her husband into your home for a couple of days while their electricity was out. also, thank you for letting us use your freezer/fridge while we stayed.

Dear In-laws:
you leave for a YEAR for your MISSION in 2 days. how crazy is that??!!

Dear living room:
you are about to get a make over.

Dear infected fingernail:
i loath you.

Dear General Conference:
you were so wonderful. i was touched by the spirit so much while listening to our leaders. i'm sad that you're over, but excited for next months ensign!