Sunday, October 30, 2011

a very long post about Halloween Spirit!

With tomorrow being Halloween I thought it was time for a festive post. I have had so much fun this last week participating in multiple Halloween get togethers! But first I'm going to take a walk down memory lane and share past Halloween costumes :)


This is my costume last year? I think it was last year.. Actually maybe it was the year before last? I can't remember ha! Either way here it is!

With two of my friends

I was a fairy!

This year I had two costumes. Day one I was 80's Barbie. And day two I was baseball Barbie! But according to everyone I know I'm Barbie every day... Must be the hair :)

I love dressing up for Halloween (ok I love dressing up no matter what it is) Going to a school full of girls is always so much fun on Halloween! This is why:

 Girls get so into it!!
The picture on the right are girls I sit next to and the one on the left is an instructor and the witch is the owner!

Wanna see past and current Halloween costumes for Kyson?
Duh.. of course you do!

Kyson's first Halloween :)

This year he's a ninja and my adorable niece is a...

Candy corn!

Pumpkin guts gross me the freak out!! But I toughened up and carved a pumpkin anyways.. Be very proud of me! Does anyone else think that carving pumpkins is hard work? Holy crap! My hands got a workout from it!! Totally burned calories :)

Our pumpkins! Mine is the ghost :)

I just love Halloween! Especially when people get really into decorating.. like this!
 Anyways... I hope everyone has a happy and safe Halloween!! I'm going to have so much fun :)

All you Utah bloggers, I will be in northern Utah next weekend!! Lets plan a blate ;)

My festive church clothes :)

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

baseball madness + an award

It's World Series season!! I am loving baseball right now. Watching the Rangers every time they're on! All week I've planned my days out around the games.. Haha weird right? Especially for a girl :)
I've been to a bunch of Rangers baseball games and this is me sharing those fun times!

Baseball is the All American Sport and I love it! Plus baseball players are HOT!! :)
Turn on your T.V's and help me cheer on the Texas Rangers!!

Sweet Taylor passed on an award to me! She's the best!!

What does the Liebster Blog Award mean?
The Liebster Blog Award is given to up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers. Liebster is a German word meaning dear, sweet, kind, nice, good, beloved, lovely, kindly, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome.

To keep this award going, pass the award along to 5 other new deserving bloggers who have less than 200 followers.

The rules for the Liebster Blog Award are:
1. Thank the giver and link back to the blogger who gave it to you.
2. Reveal your top 5 picks and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog
3. Copy and paste the award on your blog
4. Have faith that your followers will spread the love, too!

My Top 5

These blogs are the for sure! Thank you Taylor for the award :)

Ashley from Sloanbook

I'm doing a guest post today. This is Ashley! She is one of favorite bloggers out there and this post is going to show why! I LOVED reading this post and some of the pictures had me cracking up! Haha The Berlin Wall...! You'll see what I'm talking about :)

Hello there! 
I am excited to be guest posting for Denise today! 
She is the sweetest, cutest, and I love her blog!
I was actually really close to meeting her...a couple of weeks ago at a Blogger Meet-up but wasn't able I was/am bummed. Maybe someday? I hope so! :)
Anyways, if you are wondering who I am, I'm Ashley from Sloanbook!
I blog about my husband and I and our adventures in Colorado.
We just barely moved to Colorado this summer after both graduating from BYU in April!
Oh, and we have a sassy long-haired chihuahua named Katinka! Here she is!
Moving on. Denise asked me to blog about a favorite vacation! Well I love all vacations we have gone on so I can't say one is a favorite...but I will tell you a little about a Scandinavian cruise we went on last summer! We vacationed on one of the ships of Celebrity Cruises to Holland, Denmark, Estonia, Russia, Finland, Sweden, and Germany!
I will tell you about some of my favorite parts of the trip, of course accompanied by pictures :)
1) Dressing up for 3 course dinners followed by various shows. I wish we could get dressed up and go to shows everyday! How fun is that? Comedians, dancers, singers, musicians, aerialists, etc...
2) Playing a fun archery game in Tallinn, Estonia! I made it to the semi-finals and then Kevin won and got his score on the 'high score board' of course with his name and country! USA baby!
3) Wandering the streets in Amsterdam, Holland! It is such a pretty city! But beware of bicyclists! Some of them just fly down the streets and if you don't watch out you can get hit! My brothers kept having to be saved by my dad.
Also we went to the ANNE FRANK ANNEX here - where Anne Frank really hid! That was a neat experience!
4) Hot sweaty train rides from Warnemunde to Berlin, Germany...ok that wasn't so awesome. But the food is! I LOVE GERMANY and their food! Who is a fan of German chocolate?
5) Trying to climb the Berlin Wall. Enough said ha.
6) Pretending to do Russian Folk Dance outside of the "Spilled Blood" church in Saint Petersburg, Russia! SO GORGEOUS!
And...cute monkeys outside of the church...I wanted to play with them!
I loved this trip because of the people I was with and the fun places we went to!
 Anyways, I'd love for you to stop by my blog here and say hi if you'd like! :)
If you are interested in other trips we have been on click here! Thanks Denise!

What is your favorite vacation and why?

Monday, October 24, 2011

cut loose, Footloose!

If you haven't seen the new Footloose you are truly missing out!
I went last minute with my girl Chelsea about a week ago. She went kicking and screaming, but she ended up thanking me for taking her. She Loved it!!
I remember watching the original one a long time ago and loving it as well. I've always really liked remake movies and songs. A lot of people don't but I do :)
Plus Julianne Hough was in it and who doesn't love watching her dance?? And Blake Shelton sang the Footloose song. So good!! I will be buying it on Blu Ray when it comes out :)

You will leave the movie dancing in the parking lot!! Trust me, we did :)

Like our dance moves? HA! These were taken last Christmas. Look how short my hair is!!

Sunday, October 23, 2011


As most of you know I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints aka Mormons. I love my religion and have Faith in Jesus Christ. Today in church we learned about Temples and it got me thinking of the many Temples I have visited, whether the Temple grounds or entering the Temple. I wish I had a picture of every Temple I've been to in my life but I'm only human, and I don't. I've decided to take a picture in front of every Temple I visit from here on out!! Go me :)

St George, UT Temple

San Antonio, TX Temple

Salt Lake City, UT Temple

Other Temple's I've visited include:

Manti, UT
San Diego, CA
Provo, UT
Logan, UT
Dallas, TX
Lubbock, TX
Los Angeles, CA
Las Vegas, NV
(the dedication for) Billings, MT

And many more...

Thursday, October 20, 2011

do I contradict myself?

I still remember the look on your face
Lit through the darkness at 1:58
The words that you whispered
For just us to know
Told me you loved me
So why did you go away?

I do recall now the smell of the rain

Fresh on the pavement
I ran off the plane
That July 9th
The beat of your heart
It jumps through your shirt
I can still feel your arms

But now I'll go sit on the floor

Wearing your clothes
All that I know is that
I don't know how to be something you miss
I never thought we'd have a last kiss
Never imagined we'd end like this
Your name, forever the name on my lips

I do remember

The swing of your step
The life of the party, you're showing off again
And I roll my eyes and then
You pull me in
I'm not much for dancing
But for you I did

Because I love your handshake, meeting my father

I love how you walk with your hands in your pockets
How you kissed me when I was in the middle of saying something
There's not a day when I don't miss those rude interruptions

So I'll watch your life in pictures like I used to watch you sleep

And I feel you forget me like I used to feel you breathe
And I keep up with our old friends just to ask them how you are
Hope it's nice where you are

And I hope the sun shines

And it's a beautiful day
And something reminds you
You wish you had stayed
You can plan for a change in weather and time
But I never planned on you changing your mind

So I'll go sit on the floor

Wearing your clothes
All that I know is that
I don't know how to be something you miss
Never thought we'd have a last kiss
Never imagined we'd end like this

Your name, forever the name on my lips

Just like our last kiss
Forever the name on my lips

This week has been especially difficult for me to grasp. Kyson has Croup! Poor baby. But he also is almost completely potty trained and he knows the entire alphabet and sang Twinkle Twinkle Little Star to me....

On webcam :(

I am one proud mama but I'm dying inside being so far away from him! Dave got sick and ended up in the E.R. and a friend of ours had to watch Kyson. I should have been there to take care of my son. What am I doing? I miss him, both of them! I miss having someone there by my side, every day. I miss having someone to talk to about my day and to get hugs and kisses from. I miss being intimate and cooking dinner. I miss my job and my house. I miss my life!
So how come I can't get myself to go back to Texas?

I've been going to counseling for a few weeks now and I don't feel like I'm getting anywhere with it. It's really discouraging!
But at the end of the day, I miss Dave!!

button love + karaoke night

First things first!
Some of you awesome poeple have my button on your blogs. Well, the lovely Taylor from The Presuttis informed me that my button wasn't working.. So naturally I went into detective mode and tried figuring it out.. I couldn't figure it out! So.. I just made new ones! So if you want my button on your blog to actually work, you've gotta delete the old one and put a new and improved one up. I know such a pain right?

One of my besties, Chelsea and I (along with a few other people) went to karaoke night! Oh. My. Gosh. Talk about a  good time! I can't believe how hard I was laughing the entire night! Some singers were amazing and some.. well... we just wont talk about them! Ha!! Chelsea on the other hand....

...sang Baby Got Back! And she KILLED it!! I love this girl :)

I saw a few people from my high school days and it was fun catching up with them! Meeting new friends was definitely a high light of the night.

... That is NOT my beer.. I don't drink! Just thought I'd clarify :)

"A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart, and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words."
- Sent by Donna Roberts

(baby got back is definitely not the song in my heart)

Monday, October 17, 2011

game night

True or False

I have the cutest niece in the world? True/False
We spent the entire night laughing til it hurt? True/False
We didn't eat a drop of candy? True/False
Out of the 5 games we played, I only won once? True/False
We stayed up all night playing? True/False
Game nights are the True/False

My Mom and I went over to my brother and his wife's house to play a night of games. It was the best idea! I'm so lost without Kyson so I held baby Jayci almost the entire night. Isn't she a doll?? It is so easy to laugh until you cry when being around my brother, he is freakin' hilarious! And we didn't eat a few candy bars... We ate almost an entire box full! We're fat kids :)
After playing Apples to Apples those green cards are the ones that describe me.. So they say :)
I am the champion when it comes to games! Maybe its luck maybe its skill.. I don't know or care, but I win every time! Ha!! I just love game nights. Can I hear an AMEN?!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

my very first blate & my pinterest

This last week was a cold, rainy, wet one. And it made me rethink my want for autumn..
On the bright side I had my very first blate with Courtney from Eric and Courtney. Ok so we hung out three times so does that make it a legit friendship?

I think so!! :)

I was so happy to finally meet her and we did A LOT of talking! We're good at that :)
Day 1: Pasta Factory.
Not a single picture was taken (so sad). We got kicked out of the restaurant for staying too late. 
30 minutes too late!

Day 2: We got frozen yogurt on a freezing cold night! We didn't think that one out very well..
We drew all over their wall and loved every second of it! It's not very often you get to draw on a wall in a frozen yogurt joint.

Our artwork :)

Day 3: We could not figure out what to do.. So we made dinner at my house, played games and watched a movie... Well a movie was on but we just talked through the whole thing! We both bought The Lion King! We each bought a "different version" but cannot for the life of us figure out what the difference between them are.. Other then price and packaging! Haha I love us :)

It was so fun getting to know you Courtney! I can't wait to do this again :)

I'm a little bit infatuated with pinterest!! It's taken over my internet life! So if you want to follow me, check out my pins or both go here.

Happy pinning :)

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

wanna get to know me?

What's your nickname name?
I don't have one..

Where do you live?

What's your favorite thing to do?
Sing my heart out :)

How tall are you?

What's your favorite food?
Salad's with everything on them! Or Mexican :)

What color are your eyes?

Are you single or taken?
I don't really know.. How awkward!

Who do you love?
My baby boy! :)

What's your mom's favorite show?
She likes the house remodeling/decorating shows.

What are your parents names?
Von and Marte.

How many siblings do you have?
2 brothers and 2 sisters.

What kind of pets do you have?
Just a cat. That I can't stand!

What's your favorite animal?
Cheetahs. They're gorgeous and mysterious. Ha!

Did you do well in school?
I sure did. I'm a little smarty pants!

What did you dream about last night?
Not a thing. I was too busy listening to thunder :)

What's your biggest fear?
Crickets.. I know I'm such a baby!

What do you want to do right now?
Winning the Lottery would be good..

Where do you see yourself at in 10 years?
I just want to be happy. Completely happy :)

Are your parents married/separated/ or/ divorced?
They're happily married!

Do you like chocolate?
I think chocolate loves me! It just can't seem to stay away from my mouth :)

Are you easily amused?
SO easily amused!!

What's your favorite song?
Luke Bryan - I Don't Want This Night To End
Toby Keith - Made In America

What's your favorite T.V. show?
Pretty Little Liars, The Bachelorette/Bachelor, American Idol and honestly the list goes on and on..

What's your favorite movie?
Pearl Harbor!

Who's your hero?
My Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I mean no one else has ever died for me :)

When's your birthday?
February 27

Were you a difficult child?
I was an angel until I turned 15.. We wont go there!

What's your best childhood memory?
Lake Powell vacations!

What/Who makes you happy?
Kyson makes me light up! Love stories, good books and big hugs!

Do you cry a lot?
Not a lot.. Maybe the normal amount for a girl? Haha

Explain yourself in one word.

What do you think about the most?
My son. Everything I do is in his best interest!

Where is your dream vacation?
Italy!!!!!!!! :)

Are you bilingual?
Well I kind of speak my own language so.. Yes! :)

Last Question : Do you have patience?
I have all the patience in the world until it comes to stupid people!

Monday, October 3, 2011

country music.

I'm lovin' me some country music :)

JT Hodges - Hunt You Down

Brad Paisley - Remind Me

Toby Keith - Made In America

Rascal Flatts - I Wont Let Go

Kenny Chesney - Somewhere With You

Hope you enjoy them as much as I am!