Monday, May 31, 2010


For Memorial Day Weekend this year my mom's side of the family (well a portion of them) went to Moab! It was a ton of fun I enjoyed practically every minute of it. Because I don't want to do too much typing this blog is mostly pics. I am a visual person anyways.


We had a long drive ahead of us but I was pretty excited to take the new car. Jodi was lucky enough to ride with Michael and I.

Once we set up camp we went to the small playground that was in the campground. Of course Michael was thrilled when he saw the baskeball hoop and even more thrilled with Jacob for bringing a ball.


We start off every morning early when it comes to our camping trips. We start right off with breakfast and then straight to work on hikes and sightseeing. I don't remember the names of every place we hiked to but I do have them in order...(All of the captions belong to the pic above them)
Dead Horse
I believe Mesa arch...?
Overlooking the Colorado River
We hiked to Delicate Arch at night. The moon was supposed to be out but of course it came out as we were leaving.

Double Arch.
That is the only one I know the correct name of so far..
Us under Sand Arch
Balancing Rock

The next day was this morning (memorial day) and all we did was pack up and leave because we wanted to beat traffic. I do have a TON more pics that I am currently working on uploading to my facebook page but for some reason it refuses to work but they will be up and when they are you call see all the fun we had!


Sunday, May 23, 2010

Just a little add-in

I just added something to my living room and I need you to tell me what ya think! Sunflowers are my favorite flower and it went well with the colors. How do they look?

Monday, May 17, 2010

=]...that is all

What a BUSY weekend! This is going to be one full blog so I hope you all are ready for what is to come! First we will start with...whatever day it was that half of our taxes came! We didn't spend right away because it was a day we both had to work. But, we did take a little time to go price things. Like the next day is when we were able to go out and buy a few things... Let's start with the first big purchase, my new camera! Say hello!

OBVIOUSLY I couldn't take a picture of the actual camera haha so this is a picture of the User Guide. Believe me this camer has already been used plenty as you will see with things to come!

Now, let's head to Saturday the 15th. Big day for me because...drum roll please! A NEW VEHICLE!!!
Isn't it cute! And don't make fun of how close the seat is to the steering had to be done. But I absolute love it! It has a sweet 6-disc CD changer in the dash, an A/C that is super powerful, a the back seats lay completely flat so when we want to go camping we can load it up nice and full!

Now, I got pretty stinkin spoiled because Michael hadn't been able to buy any of the things on his list yet. But I really do appreciate the way he put me first! Love him!

Now we will continue on with Saturday. I went to Megan's bridal shower and it was so fun! I am so happy for her! After the shower we had to head down to Salt Lake City. You see, I had a big test Sunday morning in Salt Lake and to play it safe I wanted to spend the night in Salt Lake so I didn't have to get up as early and drive as far. So we invited Jess and Tiff for a nice little weekend getaway! We had a lot of fun! We went to Rodizio Grill (which by the way was like HEAVEN for Michael and Jesse...until the bill came...) we also hung out by the pool!
Sunday morning I was up at about 5 am. I could not sleep! I went and got breakfast and could not eat! I texted my mom and luckily she was patient enough with me that she talked my nerves down a bit and I was able to relax until time to go. I was there about 45 minutes early haha but a TON of others were too. So I wasn't the only one with the idea of 'better super early than late.' I think the test went well and I do think I did good enough to pass and that's all that matters right!? Now I have to wait a whole 6-8 weeks till I get my results! Bah! Anyways after the test we all decided to take a trip to the zoo! It was a lot of fun and I took a ton of pics but I don't think I will post any because they were all of animals pretty much. Sunday when we got home we went to look for Michael's goodies. They didn't have the TV he wanted in stock but we got the computer and finished painting the desk. Take a looksie!
I didn't take a complete before pic but picture a cream metal desk that is worth about $6 at the D.I..
And here it is with the computer set up on it and all! It sure isn't painted perfect but oh well I could care less. Michael did it himself and it was pretty good!

Yay for no more slow laptop!

Now we are at today. This morning we had quite a few things on our to-do list. We had to print off my pay stub and take it to the dealership then we had to go to the insurance place then we had to go to Logan to hopefully get Michael what he has been DYING to get ever since he got his first one...his 50" TV. Luckily our first Logan stop had it and we were able to bring it right home and set it up! You know he wouldn't let us wait long to do that...
So here it is!

Ahhhhh what a beut! And here is Michael drooling over it...

Now here are some before and after pics of the "Game Room." Which isn't near finished yet. We still want a pull out couch, stuff hung on the wall, and paint.


(it's still a mess but there will FOR SURE be pics when it is more presentable)

And lastly what we did today was.................HANG CURTAINS!!!! WOOOOHOOOOO!!!!!!
Dining room window before...

And, dining room window after. I think I still want blinds but we'll see.

Living room window before...

And living room window now! Hip Hip Hooray!

Now for your enjoyment I have pics of the whole living room, and our porch. I told ya I sure have been using my camera!

I still have a few more things to do such as fill those shelves on either side of the window, put curtains of some sort on the little window and hopefully soon rip up carpet for nice wood floors! I also have plans to paint the kitchen and add a few things to it so I will keep you updated!


Tuesday, May 11, 2010


First of all, let me apologize for the lack of pictures. I am still without a camera for a few more weeks.
Mother's Day was a busy one this year. We started off the day with Michael's mom, Marie. First we picked her up and took her to Wal-Mart to get flowers for Michael's grandma. We then surprised her by letting her pick someone out for herself. After Wal-Mart we went to the cemetary to visit Michael's grandma. In March she passed away. This was the first Mother's Day without her. It was the first time Michael and I had gone to visit her there and what better day than Mother's Day? We stayed there for a few minutes and then Michael went to find his great grandma. After that, we wandered for a little bit. Finding people we knew. I really wanted to find my good friend Stephanie. This would have been her first Mother's Day as a mom. How tragic that she didn't get that. Michael found her for me so I took a minute at hers. I miss her.
I have to say, going to the cemetary made me feel a little selfish. I have my mom and both of my grandma's around. I am so blessed.
After the cemetary we let Marie choose where she wanted to go to lunch and we went to the new chinese buffet here in town.
After we ate, Michael and I dropped Marie off and headed to Wal-Mart. We got my mom flowers, my mom's gift, and his mom flowers. We took Marie's flowers to her then headed home to change. It was warmer then we thought so Michael wanted to change into shorts and I wanted to change into a short-sleeve shirt. We then went to my mom's house. They had just finished eating so we had about a half hour before they wanted to head to Logan. Michael and my dad played some basketball for a few minutes and when my dad got tired I took his place. After maybe a half hour of playing ball it was time to head to my grandma's in Logan. I love visiting my grandma's in Logan and I wish I could do it more. Same with my grandma in Salem. I wish I had a car that could drive out of Brigham City... Anyways, we always enjoy visiting with them and they had sandwiches and brownies for us. She also had some strawberries that she had just bought and they were the most delicious strawberries I had ever tasted. They were so sweet and I enjoyed them so much she let me take them home. When we were done visiting we headed home. It had felt like such a long day when we got home we took a nap while watching the Yankees game. It's a good thing we fell asleep too because they got trumped.
All in all it was a great Mother's Day and I am so glad we had the opportunity to spend it with both my mom and his.
Happy Mother's Day to all the mom's out there I hope it was a good one!

"A mother holds her children's hands for a little while, their hearts forever."

Thursday, May 6, 2010

10 Things I love about...


  1. I love the fact that my mom is not afraid to tell me what she thinks. Even though she knows it might hurt a little bit.
  2. She is easy to talk to. I tell her [almost] everything.
  3. She gives great advice.
  4. I love her cooking skills! Sometimes I miss some of those meals.
  5. I can call her at any time with a dilemma and she can 99.9% of the time talk me through it or help me with it.
  6. She is extremely smart.
  7. She is not a quitter, and can do ANYTHING she wants by putting her mind to it.
  8. I love the love her and my dad have for each other.
  9. She is world's best support system. She always helped me with cheer, and choir. Going on trips as often as she could.
  10. Her work ethic and energy. I only hope that with my kids I can get them all up and ready for school then go to work, come home and make an amazing dinner for my family. All with no complaints.
Mother's Day is only a couple of days away and this is a dedication to my mom for Mother's Day. Love you!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010


So I have been feeling pretty down the last few days. Like it's ridiculous. I can't just cheer up. I am bummed about our taxes being so late, I was bummed about not being able to drive my jeep, I was bummed about some living situations...Well now the jeep is gone and I'm bummed about that. (But at the same time I am glad. We really needed to do it as hard as it was.) Anyways, I don't know what came over me last night but I just started crying. Sometimes I am glad Michael works at night I don't like him to see me like that. He keeps telling me we need to be strong when it comes to being patient for our taxes but I am not so much... But I want him to think I am strong because I would hate to let him down. So crying when I am alone kind of helps. I can just let it all go. So today I was feeling the same. Bummed about just about everything. Then I went to an enrichment meeting with my mom and sister where a woman spoke about the trials she has overcome. She was born deformed I guess you would say...her fingers were stuck together, her arm wouldn't bend, her legs were backward or something. Anyways, it made me feel a little bit alright about things. She has such a positive attitude about life even though it is extremely hard for her. It is not near as hard for me so I feel like I just realized there are a lot of things I take for granted. So, as a goal, I am going to try to keep my chin up. I have got to learn how to stop worrying about what others might think of me. I really do have a feeling some of my friends may look at me as a failure for various reasons and I need to get over it. I am not going to guarantee that I will be patient waiting for our taxes and waiting for a while before we look for me a vehicle to buy...but I will try... Ok so after we heard that speaker I went back to my mom's and watched American Idol with her and my dad. My dad cracked a joke about Harry Connick Sr...(you hadda be there) and I laughed my butt off. Even he was chuckling. It felt so good to laugh and just let loose for even a second. So Dad, if you are reading have no idea how much that little joke made my day. Possibly week. I have been feeling much more positive since then. I know it has only been a couple of hours but I am not going to soon forget it. So here's to me feeling better. Thank the skies. And thank my dad. Also, another thing that kinda made me feel good is when my mom told me I reminded her of her college roommate. The one I was named after. That's pretty cool to me.

Ok so there you go. Something about me I hadn't told anyone...Now let's keep this our little secret I don't want anyone thinkin I'm a baby now do I?

So I downloaded some program called and I have been playing with it non-stop. Well ok that's a little much. Anyways, take a look at some of my masterpieces haha

More to come! As exciting as they are right...haha I know I have way too much time on my hands...I could be folding laundry but instead...yup you guessed it. Ok well...until next time! xoxoAneciaG