Friday, December 19, 2008

Best Birthday Ever!

Last Saturday, on the 13Th, was my birthday. This was the first year Darren didn't have finals nor was he at work. He decided this year to spoil me rotten. He surprised me all weekend. He first took me the Friday before to see Four Christmas's. It was a pretty funny movie. We both liked it. He then surprised me with a night stay at Little America. The next day on my actual birthday he let me open all my presents. To my BIG surprise he got me what I thought I would only dream of getting, UGG BOOTS! I was definitely surprised. That following night he took me to a fancy restaurant, Ruth's Chris Steakhouse. Wow! What amazing food they have. It's too expensive to go again, but definitely worth every bite. YUM! Needless to say I had a great birthday. The best part about it all was I got to be with my husband all weekend long!

In the lobby of Little America on my birthday.

Funny Story, So at 6:30 am at the Hotel we woke up to hundreds of sirens blaring out our window. We were totally confused what was going on. We looked out our balcony and we saw this. All those lights our hundreds of Police cars with every single siren going off. Why you ask? WE DON'T KNOW! I just told Darren I could of done without the early morning birthday wake up call. :)
My Christmas skirt I got for my birthday.
Darren and I enjoying my delicious dessert at Ruth's Chris.

My Ugg boots. Aren't they adorable?!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Just a few days more....

Until it's my birthday! WAHOO!!!! Darren keeps being secretive and it's bugging me!!!!!! The worst part is I don't know if what he is planning is for my birthday or Christmas. I hope he gets me some UGG boots. ( a girl can dream )

Friday, December 5, 2008

Twilight FUN!

A couple weeks ago my husband and some of his family went to Twilight. I was surprised my husband even wanted to go, but he ended up liking it more then me. I thought the first 20 minutes were totally awkward and cheesey. Luckily, the rest of the movie made of up for it. I heard its even better the second time. So I want to go see it again. Anyone wanna go?

Darren and I waiting for the movie to start. My shirt says, "Cold hands are hot."

My SIL, Hayley, we had fun giggling through it. Her shirt says, "I would of picked Jacob," even though I don't think she would of. Atleast I hope not.

Monday, November 24, 2008


Heather and I are going to be on the "Price is Right" this Wednesday, November 26!

We sat on either the 3rd or 4th rown in the center section. If you're on the stage looking out, we would be just a couple people to the left from the center.

Tune in!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Before I forget...

GO BYU !!!

Friday, November 21, 2008


In honor of my two favorite things: Cupcakes and Twilight! Hope you enjoy and go watch the movie and make cupcakes! I am going to see the movie tonight with my husband and his family. I can't wait. I will post later about it!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Good Things Utah!

Last week my husbands sisters and his mom all went Good Things Utah! We had so much fun. My sister n law, Annie, got her cute Twilight shirts plugged on air. We even got our 15 seconds ( wait I mean 5 seconds) of fame with GTU only showing us at the end of the show in the audience.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

We are Stars!

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One Crazy Weekend

This past weekend has been Crraaaaazzzzyyy!! Darren and I finally went on a date. It's been a long time since I can remember going on a date with just ourselves. It was soo nice to be with one another. I got all dolled up and ready to be with my babe. Darren took me to a Jazz Game. Which I always love going to. We decided to just eat dinner there and for dessert had these HUGE ice cream cones that I couldnt finish. All in all it was fabulous just to be with my sweety.
That following sunday Darren and I babysat for 2 nights my sister in law, Annie's kids. It was fun, but definatly not easy. The first night I decided we are just going to make pizza for dinner then wash up for bed. The kids loved helping me make a pizza, but Harrison (her 5 year old) asks me, "Where is the pepperoni?" I had to explain to him that it was sunday and I had to use what we had in the house. When the pizza was done those two kids devoured most of the pizza. I was suprised they ate so much. My nephew and nieces on my side eat very little. Harrison and Rex ate half a jelly roll pan sized pizza. WOW! The next day was monday and we decided to have FHE. We pulled out the friend and talked about an article in there. I think it was about helping out and being nice. The kids had fun and Darren and I had fun. We definatly are ready for kids, just one at a time. I didnt know if you knew this or not but kids are a handful! :)

Rex telling Darren during FHE, "You're so right Darren!" It was funny.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Election thoughts...

Hello all, this is Darren. I haven't posted here for months. However, I feel the need to "vent" a little about this election. What better place to do it than on a blog where the whole world can see it.

Here's my two cents on this whole election: Obama being our elected President isn't going to make the world end! Yes, there are certain key issues that I feel Obama has very little knowledge about (due to lack of experience). However, Obama isn't going to screw YOU. He isn's going to screw ME. Neither would have McCain if he were elected. Neither would have Joe Blow, had he been elected.

What happens to me and my personal life is 97% in my control, and 3% in the President's control. I'm serious about this! The last time I checked, I had complete agency to do whatever the heck I want to do, whenever the heck I want to do it, and however the heck I want to do it. There's a little something called "personal responsibility", and Obama isn't going to change that one bit. Yes, his decision making might slightly impact the economy and country as a whole. However, as I continue to live my life, this country will continue to give opportuinity to those who seek after it. Again, Obama isn't going to hinder me in this journey, nor is he going to motivate me to move forward. This is all a PERSONAL decision that if made out of careful judgement, I can achieve!

In other words, life is 10% what happens to you, and 90% how you react to it.

Heather and I will be just fine with Obama as President as will you, as messed up as some of his ideas may be. Life will go on, and as far as I'm concerned, Obama will have such little impact on my life as a whole that quite frankly, I'm not concerned at all.

I'm proud to be an American.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

I love cupcakes!

I absolutely think cupcakes are the best thing out there. They look good, taste good, and fun to make. My only thing is I want to know if there is a good book with good recipes or a book or a website that has cupcake decorating tips. If anyone has any info for me leave a comment.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Twilight shirts!


Check out my sister-n-law's cute Twilight shirts. They are adorable.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Some Oldies, but Goodies

I have decided to post some pictures of the summer Darren and I got engaged. He was in Oregon selling security systems. I flew down there the first week of June and he proposed to me on the Oregon coast. We were next to Haystack Rock (they filmed part of Goonies there). We hung out there all day and at sunset he got on one knee and told me he wanted to watch the sunset with his fiance. AAAAWWW!!!
Driving home from the coast after he proposed. I loved showing off my new fabulous ring!
Hanging at the coast. It was beautiful.

Later that summer we hungout in Portland for the 4th to watch fireworks at the waterfront.
Being silly and newly engaged on the 4th.
Waiting for the fireworks to start. I just think Darren looked kinda cute in this picture. :)

Monday, October 6, 2008

Weight Loss

The past few months have been a real rollercoaster for Darren and I. During all the stuff that has happened we both have gained weight. During my pregnancy and miscarriage I have gained 15 pounds. This has totally shocked me. Especially since this has happened all since June. Darren has gained weight having to deal with me. :) We both are ready to move forward. We can't wait to lose our weight and have already started on the right foot so far. We both have lost some weight starting this last week. We are sharing our weightloss with everyone and hope everyone can help encourage us. Feel free to join with us and get your own weightloss goal.

Monday, September 29, 2008

The end of our trip (part 3)

As the week was ending so was our trip. Darren and I decided to relax the rest of the time, because we had been getting up early and doing lots of fun things. We went to Venice beach and hungout all day. The very last thing we got to do was spend a night at Lake Arrowhead. Darren's Aunt and Uncle were nice enough to take us to their cabin there. This trip was a blast and I can't wait till we can do another fun trip again.

Us chilling at Venice beach. That beach is a very fun beach full of lots of crazies.
Nice tan line on my arms eh?

Darren enjoying the boat ride at Lake Arrowhead.
Darren's uncle was nice enough to take us on his boat.
It was Octoberfest at the lake and everyone was drinking and going crazy. It was funny to watch.

At the lake having fun in the village.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Happy Anniversary!

Today is our 2 year anniversary. We have had a blast spending it in California and with each other. I have married the best man. Since our wedding he has made me the happiest girl. I couldn't ask for any more. I love you Darren. Thanks babe!!

As you can tell I am so happy here. I just married the man of my dreams.

Isn't he good looking...mMMmMMMmM good. :)
I just loved the back of my dress. Goodness, I just loved being in this dress.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Our California Trip (part 2)

We have been having so much fun in California. Darren likes to plan tons of activities, so that's what we have been doing. The highlight of our trip is Disneyland and Club 33. It's been so fun being able to spend our 2 year anniversary in California and getting to spend some time with one another. I love Darren.

This was a fun day. Darren took me to get on the Price is Right. What a blast that was. We met some crazy, fun people. Which was good, because you spend hours and hours waiting in line to get on the show. When we got into the show they had some fun music on and everyone was dancing and singing. It was crazy people were dancing in the isles and going nuts. IT WAS FUN! Drew Carey was the host and was pretty hilarious. In between tapings he would ask question and just talk to the audience. Whenever someone would lose he would tell them what they did wrong and what he would of done.

I must say, I didn't want to get up early and get on the show. Darren literally had to drag me there. I was wrong though. It was one of the funnest experiences in my life. I didn't want to be called up. Thank goodness I wasn't. I just got to enjoy myself on a classic tv show with Darren.

They wouldn't let us have camera's so this picture is the best we got.

After the Price is Right we tried to find a In and Out. We found one as you can see after taking the wrong freeways and after an hour or more in RUSH HOUR we found one in Sunset BLVD. Yay and it was totally worth it.
Later that night Darren's aunt hooked us up with Dodger tickets. What a fun game. We got to watch my new favorite team and have dodger dogs.
This is at Disneyland. Halloween was just getting started at Disneyland so everything was decked out in Halloween stuff. We are in front of the Haunted Mansion. They changed it to the Nightmare Before Christmas story. It was cool to see the mansion changed up.

Darren right before the big drop at splash mtn.
This is in front of the "infamous" door of club 33.
We are waiting for our food at the club. They guy who was helping us was telling us about all the famous stars who ate there.
I thought this was funny. This was the toilet at club 33.

This is part of club 33. This is the telephone booth there. This same telephone booth was used in the movie, The Happiest Millionare. ( I thought my sister Kari would appreciate that)
Right as you walk in Club 33. We are in front of the elevator.
On the main st in Disneyland.
I thought this was hilarious. We are right in back of the parade. When it would end people would get up and follow it so they could leave the park. It would keep stopping so the characters could sing and dance. By that time we were ready to just leave. Guess you had to be there :)

BYU Game and Our Trip (part 1)

Darren and I started our big trip by going to a BYU game. After the game (which they wooped WY) we headed to vegas to stay at my aunts condo. The game was a blast.
The first fun thing we did was go to the Beatles show in Vegas. It was soo crazy. I can't even explain what its about. Everyone just needs to go. It's amazing. Their is all this circus acts among other things to alot of Beatles songs. Very cool.
This is Darren in front of the Beatles lounge. T is for Tintle right?

The next fun thing we did was go to sea world. It was sorta like a zoo for fish. It was fun, but we agreed would be funner to take our kids someday. We are at the Shamu show. We didn't get drenched. YAY! At the dolphin show though, this poor lady was getting drenched by the dolphins. It was like they had a grudge against her. They wouldn't stop splashing water on her. It was like buckets pooring down. She was drenched, but we weren't :)

Darren thought this picture was cool. Above my head is this shark. I dont look nervous at all.

Darren petting something, haha, at Sea world. I think it's a eel?

This was before the ride at Sea World.

This is after. We are completely soaked. Note to self, never ride Sea World rides again.
We hung out at Ocean Beach in San Diego after Sea World. It was relaxing and fun to watch all the surfers.
We ate at this really good restaurant in Old Downtown San Diego. They had the BEST fried ice cream EVER.