Monday, January 30, 2012

happy to do nothing.

I got to work this morning and my boss asked how my weekend was.

Without hesitation, i said "It was AMAZING!!"
My boss smiled and wanted to know what i had done over the weekend to make it so AMAZING...
I paused to think... "We didn't do anything..." was my reply.

We didn't do anything. And it was AMAZING.

Friday night (date night) consisted of going across the street to get Subway sandwiches and Fry's ice cream and then coming home to eat cross legged on the couch while we watched Oceans' Eleven and swooned over George Clooney's incredibly good looks... yes even my husband was swooning ;)

That night we were in bed by 10:00... amazing!

Saturday, Alex had work in the morning, so i slept in til 9:30 (AMAZING)!!! then got up and took a shower that lasted longer than 3.7 minutes... I even shaved my legs <GASP>
 I then made a tasty luinch and prepared a picnic for Alex and I once he got home... but we didn't feel like going to far, so the picnic ended up happening on our living room floor while we watched episodes of How I Met Your Mother... amazing!

Then we went birthday shopping for my father-in-law. He turned 50, so we had to get something clever! We wrote him a not that said something like:

"As the prime of youth fades, the stench of old age sinks in... 50 STINKS!!!"

and we provided him with a bunch of things to help combat his new found stinky-ness. A candle, air freshener, breath mints, deodorant, cologne, and odor blocking garbage bags. Everyone got a huge kick out of our gift! I'd say it was a success.

Sunday was full of church, and tasty food, movies, popcorn, birthday cake, belly laughs, cuddly kittens and a loving husband.

And while we didn't do anything extravagent, we didn't spend very much money, we had an amazing weekend. It's amazing how spending a few days in your sweats, eating on the couch and snuggling for hours  is made so muich better when you get to spend it with one hunky hunband!!! I mean, come one! how lucky am i??

i'd say the rest of eternity is going to be pretty amazing as well :)

Sunday, January 8, 2012


i know its a little late, and a little cliche, but i wanted to write about my resolutions for this year before I forgot.

sometimes it's easy to have a mile long list and get a little over overwhelmed and chicken out of your resolutions before you even begin.

for example:
be a better wife.
eat healthier.
cook more homemmade meals.
eat out less.
drink more water.
drink less soda.
no sweets.
more service.
more chores.
more kind words.
more patience.
more time with my husband.
More money saved
more more more!!!

Man oh man, I get exhausted just reading that list...

But it is definitely a list full of things I need to work on. So how do you whittle down the list to the most important things?

I think for me it comes down to doing the things that will definitely make me the most happy! Who wants to make a year long resolution to something that is going to make to unhappy and anxious every day? Not me, that's who! So I think I need to choose one resolution for each aspect of life. Mental, emotional, physical and spiritual!

So my top 4 resolutions are

1. Cook healthier meals, and promote healthy eating!

2. Have more patience and understanding when it comes to my husband and the little girls I work with. Lots of times it is easy to get frustrated before really understanding a situation and so having more patience is definitely needed in my life.

3. Have more charity and show more service to those around me.

4. Have a consistent work out routine and be confident in the body I was blessed with, but also be excited to work on improving the features that are unique to my body type :)

And there you have it! 4 easily manageable, yet still life changing resolutions. :)

I think this is the first year that I have been really excited about my goals and that today, 10 days into the new year, I have truly stuck to my goals and can already see and feel changes within myself :)

I hope to keep y'all updated on the successes of my goals and I hope to hear all about your goals!!

Good luck and happy New Year!! :)

Monday, January 2, 2012

twenty twelve :)

hey there! told ya i'd do better at blogging! although i will admit, this post is going to be pretty awesome cliche... i just feel like i have to let the blogging world know how thankful i am for this past year, and how pumped i am for the upcoming 12 months!!! so athough it isn't original, it is necessary... 

my 2011 timeline of happiness

january- alex and i got a head start on the wedding planning process and took our engagement pictures... it was a BLAST... 

February- had my bachelorette party! i am so blessed with amazing friends and family who all supported me and my marriage!

March- this one is easy. i married my best friend in mesa temple for time and all eternity and we honeymooned on a fabulous cruise to mexico... i mean come on... :)

April - alex and i stuggled to get into the swing of things.. being married, living together, understanding each others feelings was hard on both of us, but we made it out alive, and we grew and changed for the better within this first month of marriage and i wouldn't have changed any of it. Also, it was baseball season so he took me to a few games! 

May - school was out and it was time to party!! it was finally warm enough to go to the lake, so that is what we did, every chance we got!!

June - We celebrated my brothers birthday, went to the Aquarium, had more lake trips and just enjoyed the lazy days that summer has to offer :)

July - I turned 20, and was doted upon by my sweet husband. We also hosted our very first 4th of July party :)

August - We took a trip to mexico with our dearest friends Mark & Hope. It was an awesome trip!!!

September - we attended sports games and had our last lake trip for the year. 

October- went and visited Hope at Disneyland where she was working for the semester :) 

November - Started my new nanny job, enjoyed thanksgiving and black friday :)

December - put up our very own Christmas tree, celebrated Alex's birthday, got a new kitten and celebrated Christmas and enjoyed the season with our families!

i feel so blessed to have had such a fabulous year. 

and now that i've over loaded you with photos, i'll sign off and talk about my love for 2012 another day :)