thank you.

{God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. have you used one to say 'thank you'}

tis' the season, i suppose, to share what you are grateful for. today i want to send out a few 'thank you' notes into cyberland.

thank you husband for loving and caring for me unconditionally.
thank you pandora for keeping me entertained at work.
thank you mother for dedicating yourself to your job and your kids.
thank you breakfast for taming my mood and curbing my hunger.
thank you aly for being such a beaming example of a wonderful mother, sister, wife and friend.
thank you mom oldham for teaching me how to make husband happy.
thank you jolly rancher for being such a delightful treat in the middle of my day.
thank you rachel for standing by my side through thick and thin and laughing the whole way.
thank you nailpolish for keep my nails strong and shiny.

thank you husband for dancing with me in the kitchen and singing to me in bed.
thank you brother for telling me that you love me.
thank you gum for refreshing my awful breath.
thank you lindsay and rob ross for being such loyal and fantastic friends.
thank you shelby and tiffany for being the sisters that i never had, no matter how far away we may live from one another.
thank you ewan for giving me voice lessons and for tolerating me even when i dont practice.
thank you text messages for being able to see new baby Tucker in beaver gear.
thank you husband for always saying thank you to me and being the constant example of who i want to be.

wishin and hopin.

is it bad that i feel like a little kid this Christmas?

pretty sure aaron and i spent all last night creating our wishlists. i know that it is bad to covet, but i am really wishin for these trouser pants from BR.


i blame:


ever wonder why i have been slacking on blog posting? i blame agemni.

don't get me wrong. i like what i do and in my opinion, i am good at what i do. there are just some days that require my full, undivided, perfect attention. dang job.

be tagged.

- go to your pictures
- upload 4th picture of 4th folder
- post and explain the picture

yikes. this is my little bro and i last year on our annual family trip to get our christmas tree. oh and we may or may not sing 'oh christmas tree' EVERY year while the tree is being cut. classy huh?

*you can see how extremely entertained he is with me.

i was tagged by ali and i tag - kacie - shelby - rachel - lindsay

flash this

wanna be the coolest kid on the block?

purchase one of these bad boys. i know this much, i'd be your friend.


why don't - -

- - stores around here carry fabric like this?

sugar and spice.

and everything nice.

it may be thanksgiving time, but pico de gallo is always in season. *in my opinion.


pilgrims did it, so does my woman (posted by aaron)

wheat, its whats for dinner..

hey hottie....
the first batch ever. don't worry, she figured out why they didn't raise very much. still good.
scones anyone? yum!
love you girl, and your bread is soooo good. and the scones, oh the scones...



what good timing. whose husband doesn't need to see all the things you appreciate/love about them?

- where did you meet? provo 191st singles' ward

- how long did you date before you got married? 10 months

- how long have you been married? 4 months Nov. 18th

- what is your favorite feature of his? when he laughs really hard, his nostrils flare and he makes this really high pitched/silent laugh

- what is your favorite quality of his? his persistence; with me and with work.

- does he have a nickname for you? boo

- what is his favorite color? red and grey/black combo

- what is his favorite food? pupusas

- what is his favorite sport? snowboarding and wakeboarding

- when and where was your first kiss? in my apartment parking lot on our first official date

- what is your favorite thing to do as a couple? talking and playing outdoors

- do you have any children? i think we are kids enough ourselves

- does he have a hidden talent? he is a SUPER hard worker, being the youngest in his family he doesn't get the credit he deserves for all of his proactive hard work for family, friends and strangers alike

- how old is he? 24

- who said "I love you" first? me; two months before him

- what do you admire most about him? his dedication and knowledge about the gospel; i know that whatever decision he makes will be in accordance with the teachings of the prophets and the scriptures - he will never lead our family astray

- do you think he will read this? for sure, this is his blog too

i tag

- jenn
- stephanie
- rachel
- lindsay
- shelby
- bethany



Some wedding photos (posted by aaron)....

Of course our close friend Jessica Peterson was our photographer. Thanks Jess!



food for thought.

"It is wonderful to know that our Heavenly Father loves us--even with all our flaws! His love is such that even should we give up on ourselves, He never will. We see ourselves in terms of yesterday and today. Our Heavenly Father sees us in terms of forever. Although we might settle for less, Heavenly Father won't, for He sees us as the glorious beings we are capable of becoming."

- - Joseph B Wirthlin



i may have stolen this from bethany's blog, but after watching the elections last night, i just couldnt help myself.