Monday, February 22, 2010

Shiver Me Timbers!

Our furnace is broken.
Hasn't been above 60 degrees all weekend.
Had to wrap up like an Eskimo.
Happy to be back in a warm office :)
Summer please hurry...

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Best Valentines Yet!

The title says it all!
Best Valentines I have ever had.
It will be hard to top.
Saturday morning,
I woke up and was bummed that Ryan didn't say bye before he went to work,
until I walked in the kitchen and found this! In his 3 paged post-it-shaped-like-a-J letter
it said that my friend Mika would be picking me up at 4:45
and that I should wear something nice.
I knew he had a surprise for me that night,
but I got EXTREMELY excited when he said
"wear something nice."
Which then I immediately started stressing.
Dress nice??
Does that mean nice jeans or slacks?
Maybe a dress?
My phone had died earlier that morning
so I had no contact with Ryan.
Luckily I had gotten one last text from Mika saying she was going to wear nice jeans.
at 4:45 Mika came and picked me up.
We were then instructed to go get some chick flicks,
candy for during the movie,
and that we cant come home till 6:30.
So we got a movie,
got some candy,
even had time to stop at Payless to get a new purse and a hat
and we still even sat in Mikas garage for 15 minutes waiting for them to tell us we could come in.
We were getting very impatient and were trying to figure out what our surprise was! Finally they told us to come in but to knock.
This is how they answered the door
and of course I made them pause for a quick picture.
We immediately smelled something cooking!
Homemade chicken cordon bleu and steaks!
They did such a great job!
It was so yummy.
I ate so much and got the worst belly ache EVER.
And the surprises kept coming.
After a week of whining about how much I wanted cold stone,
they pulled these bad boys out of the freezer after dinner.
Mika and I were already planning on driving down to cold stone later that night to get some!

Thanks babe for a great surprise and the yummy dinner!
Your da' best!
Sunday we got up early and went snowboarding!
It was such a beautiful day!
I was really surprised at how many people there were up there for a Sunday!
I love pine trees when they have snow on them.
So beautiful.
We actually took more pictures than we went down the mountain.
I think we only got in 4 or 5 runs before we were beat and ready for a nap.
And nap we did.
Then off we went to our couples massage!
Neither of us had ever had a professional massage before,
and we were in for a treat!
It is partially my fault for asking for a deep massage,
but it was PAINFUL!!!
I had lots of tension and knots in my neck and shoulders.
BOY oh BOY did those hurt!
I was really sore yesterday from it and I don't think snowboarding helped.
Next time I will be getting a more gentle massage.
But it is nice to have alot of those knots worked out!
Happy Valentines Everybody!

Thursday, February 11, 2010


When this year began there wasn't too much to look forward to besides school and work.
But here we are in February and our year has become more exciting by the minute!
Here are a few things I am very excited for!
Ryan started at T-mobile in December, which means sweet hook ups right??
He got us both myTouches for Valentines.
We were supposed to be able to use them last week.
Still haven't used it.
On top of a surprise Ryan says he has for me tomorrow,
we are going snowboarding:
and getting our first couples massage!

To top off what I hope will be a great weekend,
I get Monday off from work!
(as I am sure alot of people do, but any spare time I can get is a special thing!)
Then in March is when I move up to intermediate at school
and start taking appointments!
Then in April I will be going to this:

In May we will be going to Moab with great friends:

as well as my birthday!

Then the thing I am SUPER excited for is some dear friends invited us to go with them in August to LAKE POWELL!!

After that will be our 1 year anniversary and Ryans birthday!

Life seems so much more exciting when you have something to look forward to!

Three Honks & A Whistle

I live right across the street from my work.
Up till now I have been driving home everyday for lunch and driving back.
Given it has been COLD.
Since it has started warming up a bit I thought I would give a shot at walking home for lunch.
Save on gas, get a little exercise and my ten minutes of sun.
All good things right?
But as I crossed the street at the light right by my house,
I get three honks and a whistle.
I don't say this to brag, I say this because people are gross.
Don't look at me.
I just want to cross the damn street.
I wont be walking home for lunch again for awhile.
Luckily Ryan was home and drove me back to work.
Of course his reposnse to this was:
"Well ya! Your hot!"
Maybe next time I'll wave...

Monday, February 8, 2010

Super Bowl Sunday!

Super bowl Sunday was alot more fun that I expected it to be.
We went to the Moores cause Ryans parents just got a nice big tv!
It was really nice spending time with family.
I was asked to bring a treat and as I was browsing blogs to keep entertained, I found the idea to make these:
I found it here.
I have had these before but not shaped like footballs!
(Don't mind mine though. They are a little retarded looking!)
These are what they look like normally:
Its such an easy recipe! Here it is:
1 box of single stuff oreos
8 oz cream cheese
White chocolate almond bark
Crush oreos and mix with softened cream cheese.
Roll into balls.
Refridgerate till firm.
Dip in melted almond bark.
Refridgerate & Eat!
I also tried making them with nutter butters.
Its the same recipe but use nutter butters instead of oreos and milk chocolate almond bark instead of white.
They turned out okay. There is another recipe for peanut butter balls that is much better!
It is:
2 cups peanut butter
1/4 cup softened butter
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2 cups powder sugar
Mix peanut butter, salt, and butter.
Microwave for 1 min, stirring every 20 secs.
Sitr in vanilla and sugar.
Mix till dough like.
Refridgerate for half an hour.
Roll into balls.
Chill balls for 1 hour.
Dip in melted chocolate.
Its alot more work than the nutter butter recipe but SO worth it!
I would say that they sound yummy right now,
but I have the worst tummy ache EVER.
It seriously was like Thanksgiving all over again.
There was smokies,
bbq chicken,
 garlic chicken pizza,
deviled eggs,
chips salsa & queso,
veggie tray,
sourpatch kids
chocolate covered pretzels,
and twizzlers!
Granpa & Tracy.
Isn't this cute? Their lil bald heads...
This is Kenzie and Ginger with their food babies!
The whole gang!
Thanks Mama & Papa Moore for sharing your new tv!


The last two weeks of school we have been doing facials!
We spa certified on Friday and I can't wait to actually start taking appointments!
This is our awesome teacho Trina! This is our Tuesday/Wednesday night teacho KIM!
I don't think we could have asked for two better teachers :)
(and NO Katrina... I'm not just saying that cause I know you will read my blog ;)
We move up classes in a few weeks and I'm kinda sad we wont have these cute girls as our teachers anymore!
Facials sure do make us pretty don't you think????

Friday, February 5, 2010


You know when you were little
and you woke up in the middle of the night really thirsty
and you were too tired to actually go get a cup of water
so you would turn on the faucet and stick your head underneath?
Dante' started doing this the other day and its hilarious.
I thought cats were supposed to hate water...
mine doesn't...
He will sit in there and put his paw under the water for a minute and practically have a bath and sometimes comes out soaking wet.
What a weirdo.
But he sure is cute!

Clutter Frustration!

I feel like everything in my life right now is so cluttered and unorganized!
Its driving me bazurk.
As embarrassed as I am to show this to the world,
this is how our kitchen sink looks the majority of the week:
And this is just the beginning.
There is the pile of junk mail and bills on our table,
or the pile of clothes next to my bed that increases as the week goes on,
or the piles of shoes & blankets that accumulate in the front room,
or the fridge full of rotten food we never get around to eating,
or our lack of money because we are horrible with budgeting,
or my wallet that I cant shut because of all the receipts I don't even need,
or my car that collects fast food wrappers and bags,
or my locker at school that over flows with pens and markers.
Or the worst of all...
all the clutter in my head to get it all organized!!!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Sunday Brunch

Since our time is limited now a days,
we have to get creative with hanging out with friends.
We went with our good friends Chris and Rachel to brunch on Sunday. They introduced us to this great little cafe' last summer and its our favorite place for brunch.
Its called The Park Cafe' and its right across the street from Liberty Park.
It is so delicious!!
A husband and wife opened it and its just run out of someones house.
Check it out sometime!

I am still full from the french toast.