Saturday, February 28, 2009

i can't believe it's over...

february has come and gone so fast!! wow...what a month. i don't know if i've ever had such an exciting month in my life.

anyway, onto this past exciting week...

can i just say that Brian Regan is HILARIOUS in person. i mean, i think he's so funny to listen to but to watch him in person is just a whole other dimension. he makes the funniest expressions. if you ever get a chance to see him...GO!! you won't regret it. we were laughing the entire time...my cheeks hurt!

waiting for it to start

here's a video of some of his sillyness. he just appears as a glowing extraterrestrial being so i posted a picture too so you can imagine what he really looks like...lol




video


now i know you're anxious to hear about jessica simpson because i know i was. and the verdict...she is SO not fat! those magazines are trash. i just have to say she has the greatest legs ever and no fat woman has great legs. i couldn't get a very good pic of her. this is the best i have...


seriously though...am i retarded? does she look big to you?? surprisingly she was actually pretty good in concert. i didn't mind her music. she even sang some old favorites which i thoroughly enjoyed!


video


and rascal flatts...can i just say AMAZING! i didn't want it to end. they put on a great show and sang tons of our favorites. we had some awesome seats too. i really really want to go back again. next year?


in front of the trailer before the concert. i was so anxious!



impatiently waiting for the show to start



our seats...not too shabby, right?



i LOVED the stage set up. so cool!

video

a lil treat for you!


the end. i was seriously SO sad that it was over. i still can't stop thinking about it!


and this is the partial result of our next day of Gateway shopping...

matching Abercrombie hoodies! well, matching minus the color. ya, i bought a boys hoodie. i'm cool like that, alright! and ry was really excited to be taking a picture of us in our matching hoodies...as you can tell!


Wednesday, February 25, 2009

i'm so excited...and i just can't hide it!!!!



We're going to Brian Regan tonight!!! AND on the way there i'm getting my own personal social security number. WOOHOO!

It can't get any better, right?? WRONG!

Tomorrow night...Rascal Flatts w/Jessica Simpson. We have an awesome suite reserved at the Marriott {a mile from the EnergySolutions Arena and GATEWAY}. Did someone say Gateway? I'm there!!

Stay tuned for some exciting pictures and updates!!

In the meantime, don't forget about this...

Scentsy's 10% off* sale ends this Saturday!
{it's seriously the best time to stock up}

Email or call me by Feb. 28th @ 4pm with your orders.

If you order through me shipping is FREE!!!!
(or only 5% if you don't live close enough for personal delivery)

Also, you have until 11:59pm to order on my website; HOWEVER, you will have to pay the full 10% shipping.

*10% off excludes scentsy sampler, perfect scentsy, and double the scentsy.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Vegas Vacation

for valentine's day/president's day/kapri's bday we went to vegas with our besties jeff & kapri. we had SO much fun. we didn't want it to end. in fact, we toyed with the idea of staying one more day...but responsibilities forced us home. sad day!

the first night (saturday) we headed to the strip to hang out. we even got a lil bit of shopping in at the planet hollywood...thank goodness for patient husbands!!! this is the 4 of us across the street from new york new york after a LONG drive to vegas:



the next morning we hit up the brunch buffet at the casino and then headed back to the strip to see "defending the caveman". it was a one man comedy monologue thingy about the differences between men and women. he related it back to our beginnings as cavemen; men as the hunters and women as gatherers. it was really funny!

that night we went to dinner at Tamba...a really yummy indian restaurant on the strip. we seriously ate so much and i totally would have eaten more. i'm still craving it!!


on monday we hit up the rio world carnival buffet. can i just say...AMAZING!! if you go to vegas you HAVE to go here. i think it's one of the best buffets. and on top of the delicious foods, the desserts were divine! they have one of the top 10 pastry chefs in the country there. oh and they have all you can eat crab legs. ry ate 4 HUGE plates full of legs. oh but it was so good!


after the buffet, we raced over to Treasure Island to see Mystere, one of the many cirque du soleil shows. it was seriously amazing! there was very impressive acrobatic stuff going on. we were just in awe the whole time. and there was some great comedy relief. really the best way i could describe it though is a tripped out circus. oh good times! i wanna see all of the other cirque du soleil shows now. i guess we're going to have to go back to vegas...darn it!

after the show we hit up an oxygen bar. it was really silly and i don't really know if it did anything but it was definitely fun.


some random pics of our vegasness:

the boys really liked this monkey. lol.



the boys found this ginormous slot machine in ny ny

our bedke/clawson tradition...vacation toast

we couldn't resist a photo opp...


on the LONG drive home, we stopped in provo for some pf chang's bday dinner. notice the princess tiara kapri is wearing. it was her bday present from us. happy birthday kapri!!



thanks for an awesome trip guys! now, where should we go next??


Picture Tag

Rules:
1. go to the document/ my pictures site on your computer
2. go to your sixth file
3. go to your sixth picture
4. blog about it
5. tag 6 people



ok so this is hilarious!!! My bff Hil tagged me to do this and it happens that the 6th folder I have in my pictures is titled "Eric&Hil". That's right, a folder dedicated to them. creepy huh? lol. I think it's from when we were getting their wedding slide show together...i put all the pics i had of them in 1 spot for easy access. Anyway, i took this pic of them before some dance they went to up on campus. You know, i really don't even know what it was. Do you remember hil?? All i know is i love Eric's face in this pic. lol. Good times!


i tag: mom, vano, kim, jenny, gena and heather m!!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Survey Time

My friend Marilee is doing a research project on lds marriage for one of her classes. If you have a couple minutes (it really doesn't take long at all), go check it out and help her out. It really gets you thinking about your marriage. Click here to play!

Thanks for your help,

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Important Scentsy News!

there is less than 2 weeks left for the 10% off sale. get your orders in NOW! stock up on the scents you love. purchase your favorite discountinued scents. try Scentsy for the first time! i will be placing 2 more orders this month at the 10% off, so contact me to get in on the action:

Feb. 20th @ 4pm
Feb 28th @ 4pm

also, i want to book 1 more party for next week...so for this last time I am offering a free plug-in to whoever books a party for next tues (feb 24th) or sat (feb 28th). it's super easy and doesn't take much planning, so if your schedule is free...let's get together and have some fun! i want you to help you get Scentsy for free!

and just so you know, these are the discontinued warmers and scents:

Amaretto
Bayberry
Cherry Clove Chutney
Christmas Tree
Clementine Tea
Clove & Pepper
Coffee Tree
Cozy Fireside
Creamy Nutmeg
Fried Ice Cream
Grove & Clove
Mulberry Apple Masala
Orchid Saki
Peach Cobbler Cinnamon
Pear Crumble
Redwood Cedar
Snowberry
True Vanilla
White Pepper Clove
Winter Wonderland

i'm not kidding...this is the best time to order!!!

oh and the new warmers and scents for the Spring/Summer catalog...AMAZING!

i love you all.

ps. vegas action coming soon!!!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Let's Play


Pay It Forward Exchange is based on the concept of the movie "Pay it Forward". I will send a handmade gift to the first 3 people who leave a comment on this post requesting to join the PIF exchange. All the gifts will be made and posted out 'sometime within the next year'. How exciting to not know when your surprise package will arrive!

What you need to do in return is pay it forward by making the same promise on your blog. This Exchange is only open to those with active websites or blogs. ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS PROMISE TO POST THIS SAME 'PAY IT FORWARD' MESSAGE ONTO YOUR BLOG, WHICH MUST BE ACTIVE IN ORDER TO PLAY. YOU WILL PAY IT FORWARD TO 3 PEOPLE WHO COMMENT ON YOUR BLOG.

I'd love for you to join me! Who doesn't love a gift or giving gifts????

Other comments are welcome, but only the first 3 will be my Pay It Forward recipients.

{you know i'm going to send you something totally cool...so comment away!!}

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

birthday blast...

first off i want to thank everyone for all the bday wishes, emails, messages, texts, phone calls, and all the love i got on my birthday. you seriously made me feel so special. and we all know i love feeling special. so THANK YOU!!!

i'm sure you're wondering what we were up to and what surprise ry pulled off this time. well, ryan flew back into salt lake on friday after being in indiana recruiting for a few days. so i drove down with our friends jeff & kapri to meet up with him. we had a husband/wife pinnacle meeting that night that we were heading to. i really just wanted to go because they always hand out super cute bags. this year we got this awesome ogio bag...



i freakin love it!!! the great benefits of being a pinnacle wife :)

anyway, we met up with ry at the hotel we were staying at for the night ~ hyatt summerfield in sandy. it's seriously a gorgeous hotel. we had a huge 2 bedroom suite with jeff & kapri. we all checked in and headed up to our room. when i walked into the room, i found this in one of the bedrooms...

ry snuck up earlier and did a lil decorating. there were rose petals everywhere, some bubbly, chocolate, tic tacs and a princess bear. it was so sweet!! after checking out the p.i.m.p room we headed to the pinnacle dinner.

after dinner, we went to pick up a dairy queen bday cake. it was my only 1 true desire this year for my bday. everyone at DQ sang happy bday to me and ry and kapri hoisted me up on their shoulders for a lil bday yee-haw!! i wish we had pics. it was just so silly.




we went back to the hotel and ate some cake with thayne & maryanne & cache. i had to post this pic of them cuz i just think it's so cute!


when they left, we went for a dip in the pool {ya it was outdoors and 80 degrees. it was amazing!}. after a toast to me, the bday girl, and some late night sillyness and chatter, we headed to bed.

ya, we all look REALLY creepy



on saturday i came home to this beautiful bouquet of flowers from ry's family {THANK YOU}. can i just tell you how much i LOVE real-true-live-breathing flowers and how great it's been to have so many around the house. i love it!!!

needless to say, i had an amazing weekend.
and because we had so much fun...we're heading to vegas with jeff & kapri to celebrate valentine's/president's day/kapri's bday. we just can't get enough of each other :)

{if you were thinking i looked a lil different in the above photos, you're right! i forgot to wear mascara. mascara is essential. how in the world do you forget it??}


Tuesday, February 10, 2009

vote, vote, vote!!!

Vote for us!!! My dear friend heather is an amazing photographer and is currently doing a contest on her blog. She is giving away an 11x14 print of a photo to the winner {people who she has done past sessions with}. And we want to win!!!

so...i need you to click on the picture below and go cast your vote for OUR wedding picture.


And while you're over there...leave a comment! As a thank you to those who vote, one lucky voter/commenter will win a FREE SESSION.


You can check out her sweet website here.


ps. i will update shortly on our bday/weekend excitement and other excitementness going on in our lives. stay tuned...

Friday, February 6, 2009

just a reminder!

Scentsy 10% Off Open House
TOMORROW (Saturday)
2:00-5:00pm
My house - 456 Sunflower Rd. {Meadows Townhomes}

{I have 3 discontinued warmers on hand that i'm selling for 20% off}

If you can't make it cuz you're busy or live too far away,
the sale is going on all month. Call or email anytime to make an order.

If you're thinking you might come...COME!!!
I'd love to see you here and {of course} would love the support.

**as always, no high pressure sales tactics are used...so no pressure! :)

Thursday, February 5, 2009

guess who's opening for rascal flatts...


maybe you already knew...but i just got our tickets in the mail today and discovered that Jessica Simpson is opening for Rascal Flatts.

i'll let you know if she's as "meaty" as the media is claiming. i'm pretty sure i'm more excited about checking it out firsthand then listening to her perform her new claim to country music.

i guess i just really like the "take my breath away" jessica simpson.

surprise!

look what i got from my family today...



happy early birthday to me!!!


they are so stinkin' gorgeous. i LOVE the multi color ones. there are 25 of them....cuz i'm turning 25 tomorrow. holy cow! i'm getting old. i don't look that old, right?!?!

thank you mom and dad and vanessa and josh!!! you totally made my day. you guys are awesome!

and...i just wanted to say thank you to those {you know who you are} who have been so sweet to take care of me and check on me and offer help while i've been sick {with self-diagnosed bronchitis} and husbandless. i feel so blessed to have such amazing friends in my life.

i don't think i even deserve it...

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

we passed!

after alot of organizing files, driving, and nervousness...we passed! the interview really was a breeze. i walked in with my pile of documents and photo albums (as requested) and the interviewer didn't even ask for ANY of it. i was a lil bummed because i was so stinkin' prepared. she simply asked us questions based on our application to verify who we were, reviewed our file a lil bit, and she was done.

ry, being his normal self, was asking alot of silly questions and joking around a lil with her {he asked if she went to a special school to do what she does. and then he made a joke about looking for terrorists. ahhh!!!}. i started laughing nervously and digging my nails into his leg because she wasn't even cracking a smile. i figured she wasn't very impressed. but after a few minutes she opened up. phew!

so...i should have my green card in 3 weeks!

thanks for all your sweet comments and support. i seriously love you guys. ALL of you!!!

God Bless America!! {and Canada}