Sunday, October 31, 2010


Festive Halloween french toast! We had some pumpkin bread (just the look, not the flavor) soup bowls we've had in our freezer from Great Harvest from last season. And I honestly don't love eating soup out of them. So we've been making sandwiches out of them and were able to make some delicious french toast out of it in the spirit of the season!

And Jonah loved it with the nutella and syrup on top

Jonah was dressed up as Babe the Blue Ox. I made the jumpsuit myself and just had to show you the back with the tail

All of us dressed up together. Derek is Paul Bunyon, Jonah is Babe the Blue Ox, and I am the Tree. There's Derek chopping me down!

We went to our wards trunk or treat and then after went to a friends house to help pass out candy. All in all, it was a good night. And Jonah really had a good time trick or treating. He wasn't shy about reaching in to the candy bowl to get what he wanted. It just keeps getting more fun as he gets older.

Friday, October 29, 2010


Jonah has learned how to say it. And not just say it, but identify who grandpa is. It's so cute.

Derek and I got a chance to have a birthday date. Thanks to mom and dad's birthday money and babysitting, we were able to go get lunch at Sonora Grill and then go to the temple. If you haven't been there, you should get it on that. Seriously, so good! Derek got the Flautas and I got the Achiote Chicken. We also have the Ogden High Football Dining card which has a coupon for a free appetizer with 2 entrees, so we got the Chicken Chilaquiles, which would have been meal enough. I should have taken pictures of everything, but the best I got was the leftovers.

And I told the waiter it was Derek's birthday and he got us a free sundae. Just vanilla ice cream with chocolate sauce, but when it's homemade it's just delicious. This place is locally operated and owned, they buy local produce and products for their menu, so everything they make is only if it's in season. They don't even have a freezer in the back!

Bonus outfit photos for you!

Hat: Thrifted; Jacket: Thrifted; Shirt: Gift; Belt: Old Navy; Skirt: Shade; Shoes: Thrifted; Bag: Vintage (it's my temple bag)

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Happy Birthday, Derek!!!

I love your cute face. Proof of that cute face, right here.

Seriously though folks. I have the most incredible husband anyone could ask for. He's the best friend I could ever have, a wonderful father to our son, a good son to his parents, a good brother to his siblings, a good role model, a good student, a hard worker, and I love him more than I can even express.

Thank you for all you do. You are mine. And will be forever.



Wish I had more money to buy a coat because Old Navy is having a 50% off outerwear today (go here)

But it's ok because atleast I got my boots! The one's I've mentioned before. They shipped yesterday so I hope they get here saturday. Or monday. I'm so stoked!

Couldn't you just see me wearing these together? So cute! I love the yellow coat. I have a soft spot for toggles.

P.S. I didn't pay $70 for my shoes. Only $35! Woot!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Rough days...

...deserve a treat.

I haven't mentioned this yet, but I am on my no sweets diet this season again. I started the beginning of the month and have already had my 2 treat days of the month. But after today, I needed something. I agreed to baby-sit for a woman in my ward today. She has a little girl around 7 or 8 months. To tell you the truth I'm not entirely sure how old she is. I also needed to make a cheesecake for Derek's birthday tomorrow. Which is what is pictured above (recipe here) so yummy! It was fine when she first got here, but then she got upset, so I had to pick her up. Jonah got jealous and started screaming for me too. They would feed off of each other's sadness so I just had to hold both of them and walk around, because the little girl didn't like it when I sat down. I was only supposed to watch her from 2:30-4:30 PM. Her mom dropped her off a little after 2 and didn't get back until 6. This was her first work meeting, and she told me she might be a little late. They both fell asleep and Jonah just kept getting warmer and warmer. I think he might be getting sick. Don't tell the mom! To sum it all up, it was not the experience I was expecting! So I cheated. It made me feel better. Now I need to set up for Derek's birthday tomorrow.

Saturday, October 23, 2010


This is from my mom's camera when she visited in August. I'm just getting these pictures up now! So sorry!

I've been crocheting a lot! And giving them as presents. A lot of baby showers. The blanket is for my sister's new baby. I'm so proud of it! The nicest thing I've ever made yet. She doesn't look at my blog, so I'm safe until I see her in 2 weeks!

Food! For some reason whenever I put text into Picasa it doesn't save it in the collage. So we got a whole bunch of tomatoes from Mom and Dad's garden while they were out of town for 2 weeks, so I was able to make Bruschetta (the sourdough I got from my visiting teacher who works at Great Harvest. Thanks!) and then pizza the next night. Both were delicious! I've never made anything as fancy as Bruschetta before. And I'm excited about the results.

Yay for updates!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Go to the link and his is the one entitled "Lasik Contest Entry! mov." which is the second one down on the left.

My brother in law entered a contest for free lasik and his entry is awesome. You should go vote for him. You'll be entertained for sure

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Clothing Exchange!!

When I was at the Davis Campus for yoga the other day, I saw a sign on the billboards for a clothing exchange. It's October 23rd (2 saturdays from now) from 10 AM-1 PM. It doesn't say anything about bringing a set amount of clothes to be admitted or anything like that, so I say just go. Bring stuff if you have it, that's the nice thing to do. They'll also serve refreshments. I wasn't able to find any more information on the website, but if I do, I'll post updates. I'm planning on being there!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Threadless Sub

Derek has finally been able to make and submit a design to threadless. And I am whoring him out and promoting it on here. Please go vote for him. It is such a good design and if you're not already on threadless, you should be.

Like Father, like Son - Threadless, Best T-shirts Ever

Want want want!

I have seen these before and now that I've actually got to try on a little bit different style, but same brand I want these! I've been aching for boots forever, but these are the only ones I could see myself actually wearing and for $40, it's not that bad!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Ok, Surprise is...

I knew I would get some curiousness about my "surprise" and I did get a text from Becky asking if I was pregnant. But no, I'm not. My sister, Beka, had her baby!!! I wasn't allowed to say anything until she did, but I'm so excited! Mostly because she had a little boy. She kept telling people she was having a girl and how she could just tell, but she had a boy. Which makes me laugh. He is so cute! 8 lbs 21 inches and born at home in 3 hours! Lucky girl. So, congrats Beka and Nathan. Good luck choosing a name (they're thinking of Isaiah). You guys are amazing.

And here's some pictures for you

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

3rd Anniversary (and more)

Derek and I celebrated our third year anniversary yesterday. It was a monday, so kind of an awkward day for it. We've done a little bit of celebrating so far. The week before we went to Chili's and the friday before we had a wonderful salmon dinner with friends. I made steak fajitas for dinner and flan for dessert! I've never made flan before so it was more time consuming than I expected, so we didn't get to eat it last night, but today Derek will give it a try (I started my no sugar/treats diet yesterday). On that, I need to find some good sugar/chocolate craving ideas that I can eat on my non-treat days. Derek and I both did this last year and I thought it was a genius idea during the holidays! I still get my treat days, so I can eat pie and cheesecake on Thanksgiving and Christmas and candy on halloween.

Speaking of Halloween, Derek and I have officially (I think) decided to be Paul Bunyan (him) Babe the Blue Ox (Jonah) and Tree (me). So we need blue clothes for Jonah, suspenders and work boots for Derek and a green dress for me.

And I have some exciting news! But that'll come later

Monday, October 4, 2010

Thanks, Kylee!

My friend is just getting started on her photography skills, so Jonah and I were lucky enough to have her practice on us. Here we are!