Monday, November 21, 2011

In Your Arms - Kina Grannis (Official Music Video)

Must check out this video, I love the song and the background was actually made with real jelly beans. Also the first song that is played on my blogs playlist is the actual song, just to entice you to listen :-)

Thursday, September 15, 2011

New job and a new home!

Matt was hired at 2 different jobs YAY! They're both part-time so that's why he went for 2. One is with Metro security, he didn't have to go through the training process as he already had a security liscense. His first shift was on Monday at the State Fair. The other job is with Enterprise car rental and today was his first day on the job. He already told me that his co-workers are great to work with. They also just told him that his family gets a 40% discount so if anyone is ever in need of a car rental ask Matt and he'll hook you up (he told me to write this). Also we are finally back in our own apartment again. We had such a BLAST at my parents house and Matt's parents we were all sad to leave both, thanks so much for everything Mom and Dad!!!! We're up at the University Village again, we just loved our ward so much and it's really great to be this close to campus for Matt. It took about a week but we're just about completely unpacked, all that's left to do is put up decorations. I won't lie though I've had to get pretty creative. In our other apartment (the 300 court where we lived before and 700 court where we now live have a different set-up) there was a linen closet, a pantry and tons of counters not to mention a storage closet. I have none of those here so the closets and cupboards we do have are filled to the brim. We also realized that we needed to find a bookcase or 2 so we looked on and actually found some free ones!!!!! There wasn't a picture of them so we called and decided to give them a look. There were 4 of them and luckily they folded up for easy transportation. I LOVE THEM!!!! They are a dark cherrywood and we've been able to get all of our AAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!!!! Sorry Emmalyn just spit a mouth full of liquified crackers all over me! To finish my last sentence, we've been able to get all of our books, cd's and movies on them. Well anyway, pictures soon to come of our decorated home.

Monday, July 18, 2011

End of a decade

Many people have already blogged about this so I'm just going to add my thoughts to theirs.


I was introduced to Harry Potter in junior high by my friend Marianne who told me that the books were amazing and you can't put them down. It sounded like my kind of book as I had previously been into everything that Rohld Dahl wrote and other authors like that so I thought I'd give them a try. At that time the 3rd book was out and people were anxiously awaiting the 4th book, I quickly became one of them as I could not put those first 3 books down. The books are just like plunging your face into a pensieve and watching everything happen. Her details are exact and you can imagine every single thing that is going on. I recently finished the series Fablehaven which is also an AMAZING book but one thing I didn't like was when something big happens in the book you have to read and re-read the sentence a few times because there was no warning and it gets a little confusing. When J. K. Rowling writes you understand everything and even find yourself gasping when it happens. I grew up along with the books and had many dreams where I was with the characters in their world. I use to believe that I couldn't see them because they were under the invisibility cloak but they were there. When the first movie came out I was in heaven because I could finally put a face with the characters. I was even more excited when I realized my initials were the same as Harry Potters (at the time) and the actor who plays Harry Potter shared the same birthday as me. I stayed up all night readying those books, I pre-ordered them, I'd go crazy when each book ended because I couldn't wait for the next installment. When the 7th book came out I spent every minute I could to find out how it ended, it made me a little sad though because that world came to an end but I still had the movies to look forward to. With the end of the final movie there was a huge feeling of sadness because I realized I was done with that world. Oh I'll always be able to re-visit the books and even watch the movies but there isn't anything else to anticipate anymore. It's like a friend moved away and I wont get to see them again. Call me cheesy and maybe I am but I will miss that world.

Life in a nut shell

So it's been a while since I've blogged but that's not entirely my fault. I've tried a couple of times before but as Marisa pointed out that blogger has a problem with internet explorer which is what I am using so it's deleted my blog after trying to post. So frustrating especially since my last attempt was quite a long blog. So here's another try to tell you guys of all the happenings going on in my life. As everyone will start out there's not much to tell because life for me is BORING but I'll try as much as possible to keep the whining down.
Matt and I were living with my parents for what was suppose to be a month and a half and turned into 3 when his job decided to tell him that you can't stay in Alabama if you don't bring in results. I was excited to see a new state but in all honesty I wasn't looking forward to being away from friends and family. It's going to be really hard for me if Matt gets a permanent job in another state someday (if we ever finish college). So in the middle of June Matt decided that we should move in with Matt's parents because he hasn't had the feeling of being at home since we left our apartment in March. I completely understood what he was talking about but that meant that I'd be home with Matt's family all day until Matt gets home from work around 6. PLEASE don't get me wrong I absolutely love Matt's family, they are always kind to us but it's just always awkward to get something to eat when it's not the house you grew up in. Matt works with a few other guys doing lawn care, it's not the best job but it's something to pay the bills.
We've loved living with both families but we are all REALLY ready to move into a place of our own. I just started looking at for some places that are foreclosed (is that how you say it?) and there are some really good deals out there. You have to pay 200 bucks to even look at the whole website and after 6 months if you don't find anything than you get that 200 back. We're just going to look until mid August when we were going to move into our old apartment complex. I've seen houses with yards that are as little as 600 a month with a rent to own situation, this would be ideal for us and that's what we're on the lookout for. Well I know it was a long post but now you know me so much better. Oh ya one last thing, my brother comes home from serving a mission in Oklahoma on August the 4th!!!!! I'm so excited to see him, we've already started planning a harry potter fest so he can see the last 2.

Friday, June 24, 2011


So I was sitting talking to my Mother-in-Law and saw an old cassette tape labeled Mormon Rap. I asked her "what in the world is mormon rap" she said "you HAVE to hear this song" and Emmalyn just could not resist the urge to dance. Here is a little taste, I LOVE IT!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Matt's selling journey so far

So Matt has been in Georgia for 2 weeks now and I thought you all should know just how he is doing. He started out in Thomasville Georgia and for a week was having no luck. He was lonely, discouraged and living off of PB&J's everyday. Then on Monday April the 18th he made 2 sales in one day, then the next day he got one more. He's now in Columbus Georgia selling and more people are passing credit checks than in Thomasville (you have to pay $200 more dollars if you don't pass it, so most people don't do it). He's made a really good friend with a guy up there who has been asking a lot about the church and even considering going with Matt to church on Sunday. We'll keep you posted on that but Matt says he's a really nice guy and really fun to be around. I miss Matt like CRAZY but I'm getting by with both my families. For those who live in Utah, Matt comes back on Friday the 13th of May at 2 in the afternoon and we leave for Georgia on monday the 16th. We were able to get 2 round trip tickets for free, except $15 of tax. If anyone wants to know more about that reply.

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Potty Trouble!

So we're staying at my parents home in West Valley and it's a little hard to keep things baby proofed like cabinets and doors closed. When we lived in our aparment you just always closed the bathroom after you but now I can't get people to close them!!! As a result of this if it ever gets silent I make a mad dash to the bathroom and sure enough there I'll find her playing in the toilet with a huge puddle on the floor. I just did this 5 minutes ago and this time she had my hairbrush in the toilet!!!!!! ARGH!!!! What am I going to do with her? I have to admit it is pretty hard to stay mad at her especially when she signs the word "sorry" with her little hand so I get over it pretty fast. As I'm writing this Emmalyn just sqeezed her apple juice box on my pants and spilled a bag of Quaker Rice Snacks on me. I was about to explode when Matt just walked in the door with flowers for me. I just started crying! I love that man so much and I'm going to miss him like crazy! Ok so now life is ok again.

Monday, April 04, 2011

are empowering!

I just colored my fingernails red the other day and I LOVE them!
Also my awesome Mother-in-law colored Emmalyn's fingers and toes
RED and she she looks adorable. This is a first for me and I hope it's
not the last :-)

Monday, March 28, 2011

Faces of Emmalyn

My dear sister Emily took some more pictures of Emmalyn the other day and these are the result of that photshoot. I absolutely love every single one of them. Emmalyn is just so photogenic and also my sister is so good at taking good pictures.

As for the latest news, Matt was in Nevada this last weekend selling for Vivint and was able to sell a system while there. That makes 2 for him now, YAY! 8 more and he gets an Iphone which he really wants. When he got home he told me that he leaves for Alabama in about a week and a half which totally stinks! I had a hard time with him being gone for 3 days so I hope that I will be able to get through April with out Matt. He is the bread to my butter and the breath to my life. So once again I will ask if all my lovely friends would like to get together sometime in April before I leave for THE WHOLE SUMMER! Come on guys lets be friends and get together.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Jibber Jabber Baby

So this morning Matt decided to get in Emmalyn's crib with her so she just talked with him while he was there. I love listening to her babble!

Friday, February 04, 2011

Changes being made

So Matt decided yesterday that life is just too stressful for him with 3 full time things, school and 2 full time jobs. He doesn't have time to sleep, do homework, sell security systems and go to work so we decided something had to go. It couldn't be either of his jobs because we need the money so the only logical thing was to leave school for the semester. that being said we have to move out of our apartment because you can't live there if you are not attending school. So at the end of February/starting of March (not sure when yet) we are moving in with my Mom and Dad just until April.
In April everyone who is not in school leaves for the summer to go sell and as we won't be in school that means we're leaving on April 11th. My sister is getting married on the 14th of May so either I stay here while Matt is gone for the month or I go and we all fly back for the wedding. Not sure what yet but I'll let you all know. We decided all of this just yesterday as today is the last day to withdraw from your classes. The reason for dropping school is because he was not able to devote anytime to homework and when he did he just couldn't figure things out because he was so tired. The main hope for working this summer is to make enough so that Matt won't have to work during school and can devote all of his time to his classes. The good thing is that he's not quitting school he is just taking this semester off as he REALLY needs to get some sleep. It also means one more month to sell which will help out a lot.

Friday, January 28, 2011


So we are getting more and more excited to leave Utah and head to Alabama for the summer but also more and more nervous as well. I've never lived for more than a week at a time out of the state so this will be a really big adventure for me. Also it kind of scares me that Matt has not made any sales yet which isn't a very good indicator. Matt actually gets to go to Alabama next week from Monday to Wednesday which makes me a loner for a while, anyone up for a party? a visit? an online chat? ANYTHING people seriously I will be SO bored at that time! I'm interested to find out what Matt thinks of Alabama. I just found out that wherever we live is going to be fully furnished so we don't have to take all of our stuff down there. We may just have Emmalyn in the pack N' Play all summer who knows.

My job is slowing down a little bit but I'm hoping it picks up with February's awesome benefits. which are if your party earns at least $125 you get $50 instead of the original $25. If it gets over $400 all 4 benefits double to $50 instead of just the $25. It's a great month to have a party, especially since it's Valentines Month so anyone interested let me know. I'd love to do a party for you. I've got a goal of having 4 different parties for people I don't know, now all I need to do is find some people I don't know.......... wish me luck.

Emmalyn is just a walking, gabbing 1 year old, CRAZY! Her only level of volume is yelling so she is always trying to be louder than anything else that makes noise. She'll also starting talking in her own language to herself and I'll all of the sudden here her laugh at herself, like she said something funny. I don't know what she's saying but she makes me laugh so hard.

And the last thing on my mind is, I miss the sun! I'm so done with winter time. The coldness keeps me inside which makes me go insane. I can't wait for Spring!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


We're moving to Alabama baby!!!! Ok only for the summer but still I'm pretty excited. Matt is going to be selling security systems for APEX soon to be VIV-INT (I think that's how to spell it). Matt will leave as soon as his finals are over for the semester and I will stay until after my sister gets married on May 14th SO EXCITING!!! Then we'll head back after that.
My awesome brother gets home from him mission sometime in August so depending on when he gets home we may come back a little earlier or right before school starts in the fall. Anyway, wish us luck! I am dreding packing :-(