Tuesday, March 29, 2011


i would love to be procrastinating right now and blogging about my awesome weekend in california. 
but school has decided to kick me in the face. so this little blog of mine will be taking a break.
there is something extremely unsettling about knowing that i won't have a free minute for the next ten days.
and when i am not at school, i will happily be spending every spare moment with my husband.
3 days is far too long to be apart.
oh and then we move. and packing is the bain of my existence.

one more thing, 
matthew and samantha placed third at the state finals for mock trial.
i am so proud of those two.
and mckenzie placed first at her cheer competition.
somehow i was robbed of the talented genes my siblings received.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

love letters

i LOVE love letters.
actually, letters in general.
ben has written some of the sweetest letters to me and maybe i read them all the time.
i read an article today about a 200-year-old love letter that was found folded up to the size of a penny and tucked away in the arm of an upholstered chair in england.
the letter was in french and suggests that it dates back to the early 1800's

apparently this is what it says:

"My dear small love, do not be worried, do you seriously believe I would tell anything to these people, who don’t understand anything about love?
If someone insists that I say something, it will be anything but the dear love acquired by you, which is the great treasure hidden in my heart.
I didn’t tell you to come yesterday because I didn’t have the opportunity, but do come every Tuesday around 5:30, and Fridays as well; I count/hope on you tomorrow.
At the moment I write this letter, I can hear my aunt yelling, who else annoys us all day long, today and tomorrow.
My dear, I cover you with kisses and caresses until… I need you in this moment of desire. I love you."

besides the part about the weird yelling aunt and the fact that he kinda sounds like a player, i think it's cute.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

i had to give up diet coke. actually, all soda in general.
i've been off it for a week and a half now and have come to the conclusion that no one should have to endure this type of pain.
i miss you, horkleys.
it's 8 am and all i want is a fountain diet coke with lots of ice and a lemon.
sue me

Thursday, March 17, 2011

d.c. love

a couple of years ago at this time i traveled to washington d.c. with my dad.
i was just looking through a few pictures and SERIOUSLY missing that incredible city.
i can honestly say that it is my favorite place on earth.
without fail, every single day i sneak in some comment about d.c. to ben with the hopes that he will agree to move there.
we're making progress:)
but for now we are planning a little east coast trip and i cannot wait...
there is so much history within every square inch of that beautiful city and i love it!

here are a few pictures from my last trip...

{my dad and i got to see a supreme court case in session. unreal}

we met orrin hatch. oh, and usher.

this next time around, i'm hoping for a kardashian.

just some opera for our wednesday night

a few weeks ago ben and i watched the 25th anniversary special of les miserables on t.v.
(the london production)
obviously the t.v. version won't be anywhere near as amazing as the stage production.
so really, the only reason i was watching was because nick jonas was in it.
anyways, alfie boe played jean valjean and he was INCREDIBLE.
i'm not even kidding, i have never heard a voice like his.
somehow he ended up in rexburg this week and performed last night as well as on friday.
ben and i went with his parents and it was amazing.
he sang a lots of beautiful italian songs as well as a few from les miz and a few other broadway plays.
so, if you're in rexburg go buy tickets for his friday performance. 
you won't regret it.

Friday, March 11, 2011

watch now

maybe i am waaaay out of the loop and this is something that everyone has already seen.
BUT if you haven't, you need to watch this. 
i'm on round 4 and i am still crying laughing!

Thursday, March 10, 2011


spring 2011 j crew look book

can't. get. enough.

home sweet apartment

i finally got around to snapping a few pics of our apartment.
disclaimer: still a work in progress. it's rough working with white walls and oak cabinets ok?
but ben and i have had so much fun decorating our first little apartment.
and we love it:)

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

for dinner tonight, ben and i made this ooey gooey goodness
we may or may not be in a food coma


1 whole Recipe For Pizza Crust

2 whole Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts

½ cups Barbecue Sauce ("Famous Daves" is necessary)

Olive Oil, For Drizzling

Salt For Sprinkling

16 ounces, weight Fresh Mozzarella Cheese, Sliced Thinly

½ whole Red Onion, Cut In Half And Sliced Very Thin

  • Chopped Cilantro, to taste

Preparation Instructions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Salt chicken breasts on both sides, then place in an ovenproof dish. Pour BBQ sauce over the breasts and turn them over to coat. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until chicken is done. Remove from oven and cut into a fine dice. Set aside.
Increase oven temperature to 500 degrees.
Roll/stretch out one pizza crust. Lay it on a sheet pan drizzled with olive oil. Drizzle a little olive oil on the crust, then sprinkle on a little salt.
Spoon a couple of tablespoons of extra BBQ sauce on the crust and spread it evenly. Top sauce with half the sliced mozzarella. Sprinkle on half the diced chicken and thinly sliced red onion.
Sprinkle again with a little salt, then bake for 15 to 17 minutes, or until crust is golden brown and toppings are bubbly.
Remove from the oven and sprinkle on plenty of chopped cilantro. Cut into squares and serve immediately. Repeat with other crust and other ingredients, or save for another time.
also, on sunday our sunday school teacher shared the following video.
truly amazing.
so i thought i would share it on here.

that is all.
happy tuesday:)

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

gimme gimme

it's offial.
i'm now officially in love with wallpaper.
freaky, i know.
i used to think wallpaper only came in that gross dusty pink color and was only used in your grandma's kitchen.
however, i have been proven wrong.
here are some of my favorites.

i can't wait to put a few of these up in our future home

love me some summer 08

oh my GOSH i miss this summer.
well...i missing summer in general right about now.
i think the combination of cruising main street with ally and tay in the white rental bug yesterday and makalls blog post here got me thinking summertime so i found a few gems.