Wednesday, March 30, 2011

New Blog Design!

I realize that it's a bit cliche to post on your blog that you re-designed it, especially since anyone who visits your blog can clearly see.

But I'm super excited about it, it's super cute!

And I also re-designed my recipe blog:
It's super cute too!!
(I'm still working on adding things to it so it's more enjoyable
for you to read and search.  Just bare with me!)

Thanks for tuning in.  :)

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Some Joys of Life:

When Arizona makes it to the Sweet 16 and then the Elite 8 (by SMASHING Duke)!!!

Let's go all the way Cats!

Getting some friends together to play Hand & Foot!  So much fun!


Spring is in the air and life is good!

Although, Spring doesn't look like this here...

More like this:

Which isn't bad, but that's only when you go out to the mountains or Saguaro National Park.

We have beautiful sunsets here though.

And awesome monsoon's in the Summer.

I'm just happy it isn't 100 degrees out yet!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

March Definitely Is Madness

I've never been a follower of sports but I admit I always hoped my husband would be so I could bum some teams off of him to cheer for.  Well not only did I get that, but I married into a family (or really just Adam and his dad) who are a little obsessed with college sports, namely football and *basketball*.  And if you don't live under a rock you should know what basketball means in March.

Absolute MADNESS.

Adam and I entered into the couples tournament for March Madness that his parents do with some of their friends from our ward (church term).  This is my first time filling out a bracket.  And I have hardly any knowledge if any about the teams.  And let me tell you, I have not had much beginners luck!  The only time I wasn't sitting at the bottom in last place was at the very beginning because I was the second person to join the group.  I also filled out a bracket at work, and that one's even worse!  But I guess you just never know how these games are going to go.  And that's why they call March madness!  I have to say though that at least I've had lots of fun following my bracket and following the games.  It is a tradition I will continue to take part in!  It brings the family together...  Lol!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

I Believe in God

I believe there is a God, and that we have a specific purpose for being here on the earth.  That God is our Heavenly Father, the father and creator of our spirits.  He desires our happiness.  He has given us laws and ordinances to live by so we can be happy and not be subject to the devil.  We lived with our Heavenly Father before we came to earth.  And He wants for us to return to live with Him again.  But we have our choice, our agency to choose which path we want to follow.  "Wherefore, men are free according to the flesh; and all things are given them which are expedient unto man. And they are free to choose liberty and eternal life, through the great Mediator of all men, or to choose captivity and death, according to the captivity and power of the devil; for he seeketh that all men might be miserable like unto himself." -2 Nephi 2:27  That "great Mediator of all men" is the Savior, even Jesus Christ.  I believe in Him, and know that He came into the world to show us the way and to sacrifice Himself to atone for our sins so we can have the ability to repent and come back to the path of light and truth, and also that he died on the cross and rose again as a resurrected being to break the bands of death that we might have eternal life also.  The Savior is our Advocate with the Father.  He will plead our case before Him when we meet at our judgement, if we have lived our lives righteously and strived to walk in the path of the Savior.  We have the opportunity, if we choose to live well, to gain not only eternal life, but salvation and exaltation, through the great Mediator.  We can receive all of God's glory and knowledge and power if we live worthy to receive it.  How marvelous and wonderful are these blessings!  Our Father in heaven and His Only Begotten Son of the flesh, our older brother, love us so much to give us this great opportunity and these remarkable blessings!  Their love is evident all around us, in every creation from His hand.

I know that this is true because of the witness borne to me by the Holy Ghost, and you can have that same witness if you desire it.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Oh, Just Some Things

Well I wish I had a way of making my life sound more eventful than it actually is.  But maybe it's good that things are calm.  I would rather not have crazy trials and challenges!  The ones I have are good enough!

I have the best boss.  The job isn't bad either.  I work for my mom and my hours are "whenever as long as the work gets done."  How awesome is that, right?  I've always loved sleeping in in the mornings, and I feel bad when I don't get up early.  But my boss doesn't care when I get in as long as I do my job!  Fantastic!  It's hard sometimes though to be motivated in learning new things since I have no desire whatsoever to ever do anything in the mortgage industry.  I could if I wanted to, but I really don't want to.  I hope I don't have to work at all when I have kids (and after Adam goes through school and gets a good job) so I can be a full-time mom.  That is my dream!  I know it's important and so that is my goal.

It surprises me almost at how many missionary opportunities are all around me.  Praying for them really helps me see them.  I hope to make a difference in people's lives one by one.

One of my very bestest friends, Elyse, is getting married!!  I am super duper excited and happy for her!

This is us last year after wedding-dress shopping for me.
(And we found it thank goodness!)

After searching online for the perfect outfit to wear on this special occasion and not finding it, I decided I'm going to make a dress!  I've never done it before and it will be fun (hopefully more-so than frustrating)!  My mom said she will set up my sewing machine on a table and have a place to make projects in the small room being used for storage, which was originally supposed to be a laundry room (excessive explanation, sorry).  I'm so excited and I can't wait to start making projects!

Adam and I and his parents went to the Arizona vs. Washington game with FREE tickets (thanks Mom and Steve)!  8th row, right across from the Arizona bench. Be jealous.

Notice our awesome "White Out" t-shirts:

Guess who was sitting two rows and like 8 seats away from us?? (Lute Olson!)
(This isn't a creepy stalker-ish picture, right?)

Student section: A!!!!!

And we also scored free tickets to the professional golf tournament that was in town last week.  We didn't see Tiger Woods, but saw some other apparently famous players.  Ha.  Players.  :D

Look what we found on the side of one of the courses: (hehe!)

Adam put my cowboy (cowgirl?) hat on my head while I was making dinner the other night and (sneakily) got the camera out and told me to look.  But I suspected what he was up to and this is what happened:

Until next time...  :)

P.S. Happy 9 months to us!  :)