Friday, March 27, 2009

The Big 22

I am sitting at school right now while waiting for my next class so I thought I would post. Unfortunately I don't have my camera cord here so I cant upload any pics. I will do that later this weekend. Well Tuesday was my 22nd birthday. It was a fun day. Monday I was really sick with body aches and a congested head, so Tuesday I was still recovering but I still felt good. I actually am STILL recovering today...Friday. I went from body aches, to congested head on Tuesday, to no voice on Wednesday, to sore throat yesterday, and today I have that terrible hacking cough. UGh...long week. Anyway, back to my birthday. The morning started out with lots of Happy Birthday texts. By 9:30am I had received texts from all my really close friends, and family. Thanks for thinking of me! Also, my good friend Tiff who is in Florida serving a mission sent me a birthday card! She is so sweet. She is so busy out there and still found the time to send me a birthday card that arrived ON my birthday. I just love her. I went to the salon and did hair most the day...I ended up leaving the salon at 8:00 that evening! When I got home I hurried to freshen up to go to dinner. Before we left, our bishopric stopped in to sing me happy birthday, it was awesome. Then I opened some gifts from our good friends Kody and Ashley King. They gave me lots of goodies, and a Movie. Thanks guys! You're awesome. Then I opened Bodie's gift. New cowgirl boots from Jolley's! I was so surprised. I absolutley love them. I can't wait to get a pic on here for you guys to see. He did SO SO good. Thanks Bode, I sure do love ya! Then us and a couple friends went out to dinner at Ninja Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi. We sat at the Habachi (?) grill and it was awesome. The pictures will tell all. It was so much fun. What a great birthday. I have such a great husband, as well as family and friends. Thanks also to ALL my parents for the dinner certificates, cards, and money. Can't wait to go do some shopping! Thanks to everyone for the sweet messages and for making my Birthday so much fun! Love you all! Pictures soon to come...

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

A Time to Brag

Ok so I need to brag a little. For those of you that know me well, you know that I DO NOT COOK. At all. For those of you that don't know me, I DO NOT COOK...At all. I never cooked while growing up and since I have been on my own in college I have never really had a desire to cook or bake because I didn't know how. Seriously. We are talkin big, when I lived in a little white house while attending CEU, with Sarin, Chaliese, and Tiff, I screwed up MAC & CHEESE. yeah that's right. Well now I have been married almost 2 years and I can probably count on one hand the times I have actually made and prepared a meal or dessert from myself. Well earlier this morning I caught a bit from Good Things Utah, and they had some ladies on their that did "recipe blogs". They were making a main course called "Honey Lime Chicken Enchiladas". It seemed simple enough and, of course, they made it seem DELICIOUS. So I thought ok, I am going to make Bodie dinner tonight and dessert. I got online and found the recipe and while searching through various recipes came across a basic chocolate chip cookie one. I decided to do that as well. Well let me just say... It turned out AMAZING. Both of them. Bodie got home from work at about 4 and the cookies were made, and enchiladas were on their way. He didnt really say much (I have made a couple things before, not bad, but not that great) I am sure he just figured it was some random generic thing. Well of course he ate a cookie first thing, thought they were good. Not much else. But usually when I make chocolate chip cookies they are really flat and kinda gooey..almost too gooey. You can see from the picture below that they turned out great! Fluffy and the perfect softness. As for the can I put this...well this is what Bodie said after the first bite, "Oh my gosh...did you really make this or did you go buy it? This is SO good, Holy crap!" YAY! I was so happy! He went on to say, "It's the perfect amount of spiceyness, and sweetness. Wow, that's dang good." Then he got a heaping plate full and ate every last piece. It really is SO good. I loved it too! Usually I hate leftovers but I am actually glad to have more of this! Yummy. I am so proud of myself.
Ok so I know the picture doesn't do it justice, kind of a blob of mush, but believe me, IT'S THE BEST!!!

Don't these cookies look great?! They are perfect. Oh and the ghiradelli chocolate chips, bittersweet, way good.

Everyone can get this great recipe, plus more, at this link:
the ladies blog address is on their as well, but here it is anyway:

Friday, March 6, 2009

+++PrOm NiGhT+++

Friday night was my sister Courtney's Junior Prom. What a great night! We had fun getting her all ready for her big night. I had a lot of fun doing her hair and makeup! Her boyfriend Andrew came to pick her up in a cute. She had a hard time putting on his boutenierre (don't know how that's spelled) it was funny. They took off in the limo and then me, my sister Emily, and my Mom and Step-dad Glyn went to watch the promenade. There were so many pretty dresses! She did so good at the dance. She was so happy...and most of all looked BEAUTIFUL!!!

Some of the pictures are kind of dark, but the theme of the dance was "A Night to Treasure" They had this great ship built and they all walked out of that as they were announced. The music was off the Pirates of the Carribbean..just background music. I thought it was such a cute idea! After she did the promenade dance she had a dance with Glyn... then after that we all just took a bunch of pictures..

The night was so much fun and Emily and I had a good time picking out our favorite pictures. It was great to see other family and friends as well.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Up to date...

I guess it's time to post something. It seems like life has been so incredibly busy lately with school and work. I like being busy, don't get me wrong, but it's interesting when you look back at what you have accomplished by being so busy and there really isn't anything specific. Papers, books, projects, etc...not that great. I guess I am accomplishing getting a step further toward graduation! May 2nd will be the best day ever. Everyone keeps asking me what my plan is after I graduate. The answer I always give is..I dont know! Nothing! And I can't be more happy. I have had a "plan" now for a lot of years, grade school, high school, 4 years of college...and finally it's OVER! yay! I like the idea of taking it easy, and doing what I want to do. What I want to do is keep working in the salon because I love to do hair, and also build a huge business with my wonderful husband. Primerica is going great and we absolutly love it. I love doing hair, but I would rather not rely on the income, but do it just because I love it. Bodie has learned alot while being an electrician, but lets face it, neither of these occupations are going to get us the dream life we want for our family, however, Primerica will. That's one thing that we are staying plenty busy with...and loving every part of it.. Not to mention that we get to share this great opportunity with our family and friends. Spring break is just around the corner and that means about a month and a half of school left. Man how time flies. Hope all is well with all of you! Until next time...