Sunday, October 30, 2011

NERD Alert!

Steve and I went to a Costume Party last night and it was SO fun!!
I'll post more about it later!:)


Well Volleyball is officially over now. My Tuesday's and Thursday's will be more open and I don't know what I'll be able to do with myself! ha ha! I'm pretty excited I'll have more time to do some crafts. I've missed that.

I seriously had a blast watching these girls play, and without fail-EVERY game I was laughing hysterically. The girls say and do the FUNNIEST things.

Steve and I took the girls to Arctic Circle after the game to get some ice cream (We only took the girls we took to and from the game)

These girls are SO much fun! They always have so much energy, and help remind me that I'm never too old to have fun.
In the car they cranked up Bieber's "Baby, Baby" and sang every word and even got Steve singing along.

Love these girls.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Just the Two of Us.

Steve and I were able to take a drive on the Alpine Loop and it was SO nice! We held hands in the car just the two of us. Enjoying each other's company and looking at the awesome fall colors surrounding us. I just LOVE, love it when I get to spend time with Steve. I seriously cherish these moments even more now that he's so super busy with school these days.

Amazing colors huh?!

HaLlOwEeN PaRtY!

I am so super proud of my Beehive class presidency! They wanted to throw a Halloween party for all of the girls, and I thought that would be a great idea-I love a good Halloween party! So, I told the girls that I would support them and get whatever they needed but they would be completley incharge of it. (I would of course be there to help, but I wanted them to be in charge)

They planned such a FUN party! They really showed me last night how reliable they each are. They set up all the decorations, and took total charge. It made me really happy. It's really neat to see the girls get out of their comfort zone.

Each girl took charge of an indiviual activity that they planned.

First activity-Ally had the girls make Frankenstein's

while the Frankenstein's were drying....

Savannah was in charge of Halloween Battle of the Balloons

Haylie then explained the rules for Donuts on a string

After the games, the girls went back to their Frankenstein's and painted on faces!

Maddi was going to be in charge of Ghost Catcher, but we ran out of time! Dang it.

(I took this picture from That is what we were going to make and then play a game with it!

It was such a fun night! I am SOOOO happy that I have the opportunity to spend time with so many amazing young women!! Not to mention, it's always a blast when Colleen is helping me too!:)

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Good Stuff.

This is going to be a very random post. Lot's of good things have been happening this week, and last weekend.

I had a girls night out two nights in a row. Poor Steve stayed home studying ALL day, and ALL night. I miss my hubby.

-Friday, I saw Marie and the girls! That was nice!:) I've missed them and it's been in forever since I had seen them. Then Friday night, I went and saw the play Little Women with some friends-Karly, Stephanie, Colleen and Sharlynn. It was soooo good! We first went out to Costa Vida's and then hit up the show. In all honesty, I don't remember the movie one bit, but when I saw the play it makes me want to see the movie! It was very well put together, and it was fun to have a night out.

-Saturday, I got all the normal Saturday chores done and then went to the PIE with Jessica and Jade. We seriously talked for hours. Stuffed our faces, and it was really nice.

-One of my beehives dogs just had puppies!! She invited me over to see the lil' things. They are seriously soo stinkin' cute. I wanted to put the puppy in my pocket and take it home with me!

-Steve and I went to Coldstone for FHE and got to spend a little one on one time together before it was time for him to hit the books! Plus, Coldstone didn't' cost us anything. Thanks to Pam and Bob for the gift card!

-I got a knock at my door from one of my beehives and her lil' sis. They surprised me and made me peanut butter cookies! Just for the heck of it. Totally made my night.

-I came into work and found a bag full of treats! I was "boo-ed" at work!

-I love going for a walk after I eat and enjoying the view of all the pretty fall colors at work!

So far, this has been a really happy week and I am lovin' it!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Feeling more like Fall.

I'm definitely getting excited for all of the holidays coming up. I seriously love holidays!

This weekend was so fun! Made it feel even more like fall time, and I loved it. Steve and I got to spend the ENTIRE weekend together. That's three days people. That. was. perfect. He passed his super hard test again with flying colors. I'm so proud of him.

Friday night, we had our first date night in forever. And it was so nice. Just me and him. I've missed those nights. And I cherish them even more so now.

Saturday, I woke up early and went to the temple with one of my beehives. I love the temple. I LOVE it. I love the peace and guidance it brings every time I go.

After the temple, Steve and I went over to his parents house and I made homemade applesauce with Whit and Ellen and then caramel apples. If that doesn't make it feel more like fall I don't know what does?:)

Steve and I later, went home and cuddled and watched a movie. LOVED it. Oh, so nice to spend time with my hubby.

Sunday, we celebrated my mom's 50th birthday! (Her birthday is Tuesday, but everyone couldn't get together on Tuesday)
She really wanted the family to get together and have dinner and carve pumpkins. ooh and have hot cocoa! Seriously. All fun fall things huh? Makes me excited.

Woot for Holidays! :)

Sunday, October 2, 2011

LaDiEs NiGhT 2011

I can't believe it's already been 6 months since our last Ladies Night! I seriously LOVE conference weekend. There is nothing better than listening to counsel from the Prophet and his counselors and then having a night out with my mom and sisters!:)

The weather was perfect this year, Last year it was a lot cooler, and it rained on us as we walked the streets. Jade was able to come this year with us as well with Carson. Kjersti and Jessica couldn't come, so that was disappointing, but hopefully next conference!

I love these of Carson!

This year we ate at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building, and even met up with The Holdaway family. We were able to listen to Hilary Weeks sing, eat free chocolates and even talk to the director and man that played "Levi" in the movie 17 Miracles. BEST movie ever.

We didn't win anything from the drawing this year, but it was still a lot of fun! It was great seeing Women EVERYWHERE just having a fun time.

I LOVED walking around the temple as well. I took some pictures, and I think they turned out pretty cool.

As we were driving home, Kartier saw an older lady walking on state street, with groceries on her walker. The lady had a limp, and Kartier thought we should turn around and help her. I thought that was a good gesture, but not very smart to go and help someone in the middle of the night (10pm-ish) on state street.
So, my mom pulls to the side of the road and Kart rolls down her window telling the lady that we want to give her money. She took the money, and we noticed how she limped and had her groceries tied onto her walker. My mom and Kart said that we should take her to her home. I quickly jumped to the conclusion that she was drunk (the way she talked and was walking, and that she most likely was homeless.) I was seriously scared. I know she was an older women, but we don't know who she is or if she had a gun etc. I guess you can call me overly paranoid.
Kart jumps into the backseat as my mom is putting the groceries and walker into the trunk, she dials on her phone 911, so all we have to do is push the send button-if we need to.
My mom helps her into the car, and she tells us her name and then asked us if we were LDS. We said we were and then she told us she was as well.
I still wasn't convinced that this was a good idea.
Well, we get to her apartment, and my mom and Kartier help her out and help her with her groceries. Jade, Carson and I stayed in the car with the doors locked. The area that she lived in wasn't too convincing that it was a safe place. 10 minutes pass, no sign of them. 15 minutest pass, still no sign of them. So, I call their cell phones-they left them in the car! So, now Jade and I are worried that something went wrong within the apartment. THANKFULLY, they finally come out and all is well.
The poor lady had cerebral palsy, and had missed her bus. That's why she was walking by herself to her home on STATE STREET in the middle of the night.
I'm grateful that everything turned out well, and my mom and Kart were able to help someone out. I can't really say I helped because I wasn't a happy camper about them picking up a random stranger on the side of the road.
But, I guess lesson learned-don't judge people. I'm glad they were able to help an older women when she really needed the help.