Friday, November 5, 2010


I apologize I have neglected this blog but I am not smart enough to keep up two blogs at once so if you want to know what going on in mis life than add to your blog roll! I am also doing a exercise/running gear giveaway!! Check it out!!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

New Blog

As many of you know I am a foodie and exerciseaholic. I started a new blog that I will be updating daily. You should definitely take a look and if you like it you should probably follow it and add it to your google reader:) I will be doing a giveaway next week. You won't want to miss it.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


Whenever my friends (or people I call friends but don't actually know in real life) don't update their blogs I get mad because I love stalking people through their blogs. Call me creepy but I know you do the same thing. I realized I am a hypocrite because I haven't updated the blog in so long. There is no theme or organization for this post, just a bunch of random pictures and stories. Here goes.

Billy surprised me with a weekend getaway to VEGAS! How could you not love Vegas.... Buffets, shopping, swimming and funny drunk people.
Bellagio Buffet
Don't worry about the fact that I tried ten different animals at the buffet. Not going Vegetarian anytime soon:)
Last Wednesday a friend from the gym offered me her bib number for the Logan Marathon because she hurt her knee. F-R-E-E marathon um yes please. The longest run I had done for a while was 15 miles so I was a little nervous. We went up to Logan on Friday and stayed with Preston and Shawnee. Paige and Jordan came over and we partied. Billy was lucky enough to hear about our favorite high school was so fun! We woke up at five the next morning and Billy drove me to the buses. The marathon was perfect. It was absolutely beautiful, the leaves in the canyon were changing colors and the temperature was perfect. I made a new P.R. of 3 hours 4 minutes. I took first in my age group and won some money and a trophy. I loved not having to pay for the race... why do we pay other people to run I will never understand:)

Paulina's bachelorette party at the cheesecake factory. Definitely a good time.
Thanks a lot Jessie for leaving us. We went to the Tree Room in Sundance for a farewell dinner. Pretty sure we were there for at least three hours.

Well thats it for the next five months until I post again.
To my favorite blogs: Would you mind posting more often, like at least three times a week. Thanks

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Summer Highlights thus Far!

Some people can't stand having nothing to do (like a job or school). Other people, like me, are fine not working, sleeping in and just hanging out all day every day. I think I could do this forever but I guess three months will have to do. Billy had school spring semester but took the summer off. Party! Our summer so far has included a lot of laziness, scooter rides, fireworks on our roof, softball games galore, bbq's, weddings, criminal minds, and Billy's birthday celebration (I am obsessed with making birthdays a huge deal). We left on Friday for AZ to visit my brother. We ate a lot, had pool time, went to a diamondback game and laughed the entire time. When Dan and Billy get together they demature 10 years (according to Jamie:) and are constantly joking. Now we are in California for the next month staying at Billy's parents. Have I ever mentioned I LOVE my in-laws. Here are some pictures of what we have been doing.
My new favorite hippie restaurant, "Pita Jungle." Best Portabella Mushroom Burger ever.
Love my high school besties. Timpanogos tennis team reunion ha.
B-$$$ made a special birthday rap for Billy outside of the 7-11. He was thrilled.
Billy is a little too close with his friends.
The girls at Billy's surprise ice cream party.
Goodwood Birthday Dinner
Oregano's in AZ. Pizza, Subs and a Pazookie.
Diamondback's game. They won! Jamie is due in 3 weeks.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

It's gonna be awhile.

My favorite thing about teaching is the hilarious things that students do. As I was teaching about drunk driving a student came up in front of the class while I was teaching and in a loud whisper said, "I am going to the bathroom and its going to be AWHILE. I just wanted to tell you that so you don't think I am skipping when I don't come back for awhile." The whole class heard and they were so nice to wait to laugh until after he left. They are more mature than I am because I started laughing right away.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Numero Dos

It is my summer vacation!! One of the best reasons to be a teacher is summer!! Even though I still go in and work a few times a week at the school and I am teaching summer school for the next two weeks, I have loved being able to sleep in everyday and hang out with Billy/friends/family in the middle of the day!! I also love being able to eat breakfast and lunch at home.... I know that sounds strange but during the school year I am never able to sit down and really enjoy my meals without students around or grading at the same time. I should probably start lesson planning because next year I am teaching health, drivers ed, civics, PE, world civ/geography and student government. I will also be coaching cross country and in charge of Breakfast Club (a girls self-esteem workshop). That's what you have to do these days in order to have a teaching job... stupid economy.
About a month ago a friend told me she could no longer to the Utah Valley Marathon after she had already paid and wanted to know if I wanted to do it. I don't know what I was thinking but I immediately got online and transferred her bib number to me. I trained over the last month (indoors on a treadmill, not because it is cold but I am scared to death of running by myself after that girl got raped and nearly killed on the provo trail). I think I worked on carb loading more than I did on training:) Making brownies at ten at night and explaining to Billy that I am carb loading the week before the race is a little much I think. I was planning on riding the bus to the starting line but Billy insisted he drive me there at 4:15 AM. It was raining and 43 degrees. Why do people pay money to do this to themselves? At the starting line I was standing next to two men from Kenya. The prize money was a lot so this race attracted a lot of elite athletes. The first half was emotionally exhausting. I was soaked, freezing, tired and felt lonely in the dark canyon (the first 18 miles) but once I reached the bottom of the canyon and saw my Mom, Laura and Billy it was fun again and I was able to push myself. The race finished at the Provo mall. I finished in 3 hours and 8 minutes. I took first in my age group. This race was so well organized and they had so many more aid stations stocked with gels, food, gatorade. I can't say I enjoyed the first half but the second half really was fun.
The fan crew.... Billy is taking the picture
1 of 3 blood blisters from running in the rain (the other ones were worse).
Finish line
The race went right in front of our house... I was tempted to just run inside and go to bed.

Sunday, May 9, 2010


It has already been one year since I married my bestie!

We have the easiest anniversary ever to remember.... CINCO de MAYO! Since our anniversary was on a weekday we decided to celebrate our Mexican Holiday on Wednesday and celebrate our anniversary on the weekend. We went to Diego's for some taquitos on Wednesday night. Billy loves Mexican food but I am never in the mood for it..... I think that just knowing it was a Mexican Holiday made me crave it (I am strange).

Friday night we went to the usual hang out spot, Pizza Pie Cafe, with Rachelle, Dallas and Shelly. Yes, we were there for nearly 3 hours laughing. Saturday we headed up to Salt Lake and walked around the gateway! I don't know what it is about an outdoor mall but I just love the atmosphere. Billy always has to hold me back from jumping in the fountain.
Next stop, Little America Hotel. My family used to eat Thanksgiving every year there and I have always loved it. Our room came with a goodie bag and also dinner and breakfast. It was PERFECT. We went swimming, ate lots of treats, and watched Nitro Circus (yes, I am an MTV junkie) until 1:30 a.m. The whole weekend I kept thinking how amazing it is that you really can fall more and more in love with someone.
It was so nice just getting away from everything for 24 hours. Including the mouse (Herbie) that has been living in our house for the last 4 days. We thought we would come home to find him in one of the 6 mouse traps but no he is still alive and kicking.
Random pictures over the last year: