Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Cold Stone

I LOVE Cold Stone. It's just the most delightful ice cream shop ever made! Andrew and I went there yesterday to celebrate our 7 months and also because we have a gift card and a Take 5 card (which is buy one get one free)! Score!! So we only used a little portion of our gift card and we both got our own ice creams! It is so yummy!! And just in case you're wondering, the peanut butter cup perfection is amazing! I don't know why I had never tried this creation before, but if you like chocolate and you like peanut butter, this is the creation for you! I even liked it better (dare I say?) than chocolate devotion. I know, crazy! :) Just wanted to remind you all how good ice cream is, especially Cold Stone. Now...go eat some!! :)

Monday, October 27, 2008

Spoiled at Work

So I just wanted everyone to know that I really am so spoiled at work! Besides the fact that we have the best perks there are for an employee of any company (drinks/snacks, massages, office lunch on Friday, Lagoon company summer party, nice Christmas party/dinner, Costco membership, now a Gold's gym membership for Andrew and me, and lots of down time to watch tv shows and do whatever I want...) Kajsia and I now have new computers at the receptionist desk! They are HUGE and really really nice with a wireless keyboard and mouse. So here's a picture (that doesn't even do it justice), for you all to see and drool over. I know, I have the coolest job ever. Be jealous. :)

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Makeover Time!

So my sister, Kristen, told me it was time to change my picture as well as my background on my blog. I guess I've had the old one for too long...even though it really has only been a few months. :) So here's my new one. What do you think? I thought it was so cute! I got it from http://www.aquapoppydesigns2.blogspot.com/. Kristen shared the site with me, and she has a very cute new background too on her blog. They really have lots of cute backgrounds on there, including some cute Halloween ones. So if you want to change your blog to have a Halloween background for the season, you should check it out! Hooray for new backgrounds!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Dove Quote of the Day

I realize that this is my second post about chocolate since starting this blog which is odd since I haven't been blogging very long. I might be a little obsessed...:) I just really liked the quote in the Dove chocolate that I ate today and wanted to share. It says,

"Life may change us, but we start and end with family."

So there is your uplifting quote for the day. So go eat some chocolate and enjoy your family! I love my family lots--the one I grew up in, the one I married into, and the friends that have become family over the years-- and I'm so grateful for all of your good examples to me and everything you all do for me! I look forward to the time when Andrew and I will start our own family and I have more family to love. A little sappy...sorry, but I love you all!! :) Anyway...here's another fun Dove chocolate quote that I totally live my life by. I hope you all do too cause it is so true!!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


Andrew and I went to see his parents yesterday. His dad actually came home last Thursday afternoon, but this is the first that we've been able to go see him together. (Andrew's been at least once to visit by himself.) His dad is doing much better now. He has to go see his doctor in Murray for a follow-up visit sometime soon, but besides that he gets to do all of his recovery at home and with a physical therapist at Utah Valley Hospital. Great news since that is SO much closer to home than the other hospital! They have to keep a log of lots of different things like his blood pressure to show his doctor and chart his recovery. One thing not expected is that his neck muscles get really tired now just from holding his head up. I guess his muscles got used to him laying down in a bed and not being used, so he'll have to build up those muscles again. He said he'll probably return to work at the beginning of November as long as his recovery keeps going well. So yea! He's got a few weeks to just relax and recuperate from his surgery. We're so grateful that he's doing so well now! Thanks everyone for your prayers and support!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


By Rosie!

Here are the rules: I have to answer the following questions with one word answers and one word only! Then I must pass it on to seven others.The questions are as follows:

1. Where is your cell phone? Purse
2. Where is your significant other? Swimming
3. Your hair color? Brown
4. Your mother? Ruth
5. Your father? Mike
6. Your favorite thing? movieschocolateicecreamsleeping (all one word, right? :) )
7. Your dream last night? None
8. Your dream/goal? Family
9. The room you're in? Work
10. Your hobby? Reading
11. Your fear? Heights
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Family
13. Where were you last night? Home
14. What you're not? Old
15. One of your wish-list items? Raise
16. Where you grew up? Orem
17. The last thing you did? Work
18. What are you wearing? Jacket
19. Your TV? Home
20. Your pet? No
21. Your computer? Frustrating!
22.Your mood? Tired
23.Missing someone? Husband
24. Your car? Civic
25. Something you're not wearing? Socks
26. Favorite store? Target
27. Your summer? Over :(
28. Love someone? Andrew
29. Your favorite color? Green
30. When is the last time you laughed? Morning
31. Last time you cried? Weeks

I award the following 7 people with the "I love your blog award" and in so doing tag them to complete the above questions: (But only if you want to. :) I'm just bored at work...)
Jordan, Kajsia, Kimmy, Melanie, Laurel, Chelsea and Elise

Monday, October 13, 2008

Columbus Day

Random thought...I don't really get what the purpose of Columbus Day is. I know it's to celebrate the person who we give credit to for "discovering" America. Still though, just feels like another excuse for people to have another day off from work. Like the bank people and the mail people. I'm probably just bitter cause there are parts of my job I have to wait for the mail to do, and since we don't get the mail today, I can't do them...or maybe it's cause I don't get the day off...

Rocky Balboa!

I just want to remind everyone of how great Rocky IV really is. I spent probably about a month in the summer during high school when I would watch it almost every night--after everyone else had gone to bed of course :). Andrew and I started watching the Rocky movies from the beginning and got to the fourth movie just a little bit ago. It had been a long time since I had seen it and I just remembered how much I love that movie. So go watch Rocky IV! Such a great movie! And remember...."there's no easy way out..."

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Heart Attack

Well I'm a little late in posting this as it happened almost a week ago, but it is mostly for my own benefit to remember this last week. So feel free to skip this post if you wish :) ...

Last Thursday Andrew was visiting me at work and we were getting ready to leave when he got a call from his brother, Aaron. Apparently Andrew's dad was in the hospital because of chest pain. He had gone to work that morning but was experiencing pain in his chest, arms and neck, so the receptionist at his work drove him to the hospital. As soon as we could we left to pick up his brother and head up to the hospital in Murray. Of course we were headed up right at rush hour and before we had the chance to get on the freeway after taking back roads up to PG, we got a call from Andrew's mom. We were asked to return home to get some overnight things for her as they had just found out that Andrew's dad would be having bypass surgery the next morning. About two hours from the time Aaron had first called Andrew, we finally arrived at the hospital. We found out that he had indeed had a heart attack on his way to work that morning. We were able to visit with Andrew's dad for a little while after they completed some testing and we met the doctor who would be performing his surgery. He explained what would be happening during the surgery and why it was needed. Before leaving, their family bishop and Andrew were able to give him a blessing. We left that night feeling a little apprehensive and exhausted. Andrew went up the next morning to be with his mom and his sister, Jordan during the surgery. They had expected it to be a quadruple bypass surgery, but they ended up doing a triple bypass. The surgery went very well, and at first he was doing better than they had expected, but his recovery slowed down and he was behind schedule. We went to visit again on Saturday and on Sunday. It was hard to see him hooked up to so many different tubes and machines! He is now out of the ICU, however, and expected to be out of the hospital this weekend. If there are any updates to his condition, I'll post them here. Any prayers in his behalf would be greatly appreciated!