Tuesday, April 2, 2013

We Could Use Some Spontaneity

Saturday I was blog-browsing. I happened upon some random person who recently went to Hawaii. As I was creepily looking through their blog, I decided to price out a trip to Hawaii. The plan was to save up some money and surprise Troy in a few months. Minutes later I'm on kayak.com looking up flights.

Imagine my surprise when I realized the cheapest tickets I've ever seen to Hawaii (and believe me, I've looked quite a few times) were for flights in 3 weeks. Not a lot of time to save up but hey, that's what a tax return is for right?

The adventure begins in 24 days!!

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Dear Spring, Please Stick Around.

I am fully aware that there is a 99.9% chance it will snow within the next week, but for today, I'm happy to be out enjoying the sunshine (and a burrito) with these cool dudes. 


Whats your favorite way to enjoy spring weather? We're looking for lots of good ideas for this year!

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Stand Up Comedy Night 2013

Troy and I are on a health kick*.

We had been doing really well..but then came the plateau. As I was researching, I found the following chart.

Stand Up Comedy Night 2013.

First, I bought streamers and balloons to set the stage. 

Next, I picked up crazy straws and overly sized glasses.

And, let's be honest, no party is complete without Pin The Tail On The Donkey.

We took turns telling jokes, 

And participated in some intense Tail Pinning. 

By the end of the night we were the epitome of health.  

*Actually, it's more like a "Treanor-style-health-kick." We tend to do things our own way. 

Sunday, April 29, 2012


My work likes to plan lots of random activities. We legitimately have a party planning committee. Luckily, I'm fortunate enough to be a part of it. Thus, we do awesome things. A few weeks ago my boss randomly texted me saying he wants to get tickets for everyone to go the AMA Supercross event in SLC. When the boss wants to buy everyone Supercross tickets, you don't say no.

We had a good time. The kids next to us got into a wrestling match. A guy almost fought Troy over a churro. You know, an average night at the track.

Afterwards we came home and ate ice cream. Can't get much better than that right?

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Yay spring!!

The only good best thing about Provo is the spring time weather. My first summer here, I kept waiting for it to get hot but was surprised when October hit and I felt like summer came. I guess thats what happens when you are used to Vegas weather.

Instead, it stays pretty nice throughout all the summer months...except for that reliable snowstorm in the middle of May each year. Weird.

This year, my goal is to take advantage of the nice weather. My mom loves to make fun of how pale I am every time I come home so I decided to surprise her this year.

This weekend Troy and I went out to Bridal Veil Falls. I hadn't been there since I was about 10 and Troy was a Bridal Veil Falls virgin.

My family vacations always revolved around a beach. However, we did take ONE trip to Utah when I was growing up. I'm still not sure how we convinced my dad to go inland for a vacation but we did. That's when I had my preview of the falls. This is where my dad proposed to my mom. After going this weekend, I can kind of see why. It's the most beach like place I've been in Utah...after Provo Beach Resort of course.

It was nice to get out of out apartment and be close to some form of water. Plus, I got some sun. Watch out mom, I'll be tan before you know it!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter!

Troy and I had to make some awesome eggs in order to make up for not doing any last year.

We also did an Easter egg hunt in our kitchen. Which, if you've seen the size of our kitchen, you'll know must have been quite difficult and time-consuming.

Now I'm off to make our traditional deviled eggs, ham and roasted potatoes (BONUS: When you're still starting new traditions...everything you do is traditional.) so I'll leave you with this parting message. Elder Holland always says it better than I ever could anyways.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

What is going on?!

I kill plants. Not on purpose, but let's just say it's been known to happen...more than once. It's just not in my genes.

Thanksgiving 2010: My mother-in-law got some bulbs for us to plant. I was super excited but my hopes were not very high. The plant grew... and then eventually shriveled. Probably because I gave up and stopped watering once the summer ended. 

Tonight Troy and I happened to notice something crazy going on in our living room though.

I'll be presenting at plant growing seminars in a city near you soon.