Thursday, December 30, 2010


So, I've been complaining about the SNOW
that we have been getting here in Utah
for the past few days...
I know that we still have quite a while
until winter is over, but I am READY!!
Bring on the WARM, SUNNY weather.

If you live under a rock and haven't heard,
this past week the east coast has been POUNDED
with SNOW...Lots and lots.

Yesterday when I was reading all my FAVORITE
blogs, I read Zach's Brother and Sister-In-Law's
latest BLOG post. They live in Brooklyn, New York.
After reading it and seeing their pictures, I decided
that I can NOT complain any longer...
You HAVE to go to their BLOG and
see how CRAZY the snow is.

Click here to see Scott & Sarah's Blog...
You will be amazed!!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Exactly 3 years ago TONIGHT
Zach took me on a CARRIAGE RIDE in Central Park...
Walked to this BRIDGE with me...
Told me how much he LOVED me...
and PROPOSED!!!!
This is a picture of me in a SUBWAY STATION
right after it happened.

I can't believe that this happened 3 YEARS AGO...
Geeze, how time flies.

I sure am GLAD that I said YES!!
Best decision of my life.

Monday, December 27, 2010


Guess what happened on Christmas?...
These two lovebirds got ENGAGED!!!!
Parker went up to Seattle and surprised Brooke
while she was visiting her family for the
Holiday and popped the question....
She said YES!!
Oh how HAPPY Zach and I are that our BEST
FRIENDS are MARRYING each other.
Zach said that they are making his wildest dreams come true;)
We've been waiting for this to happen for quite some time now.

CONGRATS Brookie and Parks...We couldn't be
MORE HAPPY for the two of you!!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Monday, December 20, 2010

...can NOT wait...

So, I just finished the BOOK and I absolutely LOVED it!!
If you haven't read "Water For Elephants" please do.
Some of it is a little raunchy, but trust me you will end
up loving it...the story is AMAZING!! I couldn't put it down...
When I heard that they were making a movie I was ecstatic.
This trailer just came out...and I can't wait to see the whole thing.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Yep it's official...
Finals are OVER, thank goodness.
Time to relax and finally spend some TIME together.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Deep in the heart of TEXAS

In exactly ONE week we will be heading here...
to spend Christmas with Zach's family.
We have been planning this trip for a while
now, and couldn't be more excited!!
Oh yeah, did I mention that it's been in the high 70's?
We are definitely not having a WHITE Christmas.
But I sure do NOT mind!!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

no wheat for me

Guess what...
I have lived GLUTEN-FREE for a year!!
About this time last year I found out that I am allergic
to wheat...which meant that I needed to
switch to a gluten free diet.
It hasn't been easy. I can't tell you how
many times at the beginning I ate food without realizing it
had gluten in it, and learning the hard way sick as a dog.
But, I am learning what I can and can't eat and am feeling SO
much better. I am now an expert food label reader,
and can give you lots of pointers on
how/where to find yummy gluten free food.
I am SO glad I finally figured out why I was always sick.
I haven't felt this great in years!!

Monday, December 6, 2010

You Are Loved

Love this...

Oh Christmas TREE

One of my favorite TRADITIONS that Zach and I have
My family has been doing this since I was 4,
so when Zach and I got married I decided
that we just HAD to keep the tradition going.
I love that our trees all have a story behind them.

This year was perfect! The weather was
beautiful, there was tons of snow, and we found
the most PERFECT tree!!

After walking in DEEP snow for a while, Zach and
I finally found the TREE we were looking for...
Zach cut it down and carried it out to our car...
What a man!!

We cut our tree down the day after Thanksgiving.
We have been SO busy the past few weeks that we FINALLY
got around to bringing it to our house and decorating it...

Zach strung all the lights on first.
Then, we got into our comfy pj's, turned on some Christmas tunes,
and got DECORATING!!

We decided to do a RED, GREEN, and SILVER tree this year.

Don't you all just love Zach's stache?!...Yuck, I don't!!
He is growing it out for our tacky Christmas sweater party...
Luckily it's this weekend. Trust me, the mustache
will be gone by the next day if I have my way.

Zach finished off the tree by putting the STAR on top!!

I absolutely LOVE how it turned out...
It finally feels like CHRISTMAS around here!!

Sunday, December 5, 2010


Zach and I had a wonderful THANKSGIVING this year...
We LOVED the time we were able to spend with
My mom made a very impressive meal with all of our favorites.
We spent the holiday with a BIG group...
My family and our dear family friends from California and Idaho.
Zach and I had a lot to be thankful for this year,
and loved that we had a full day to reflect on it all.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Sunday, November 21, 2010


This past week Will, Lucy and Mason
came over to our house to decorate
We decided to make Thanksgiving Turkeys...
which turned out to be ADORABLE.
It was lots of fun having them over.
I may be biased, but I think they may be
some of the cutest kids ever!!

Mason (the little boy my mom watches)

Friday, November 19, 2010

Fall Obsession...

Ok, so being allergic to gluten can
have it's drawbacks...Obviously.
One is that I can't have one of my MOST
favorite fall treats...Pumpkin Chocolate Chip cookies.

Well, Zach and I go get frozen yogurt at our favorite
place, YOGURT STOP every Monday for FHE.
This week when we went they had PUMPKIN frozen yogurt.
I obviously had to try it...let me tell you, it's DELISH!!
I added some of these on top...
And it tasted JUST like
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip cookies.
Problem solved.
It made me one HAPPY Aubree...
Only problem is, now I CRAVE it every night.

Go try it most definitely won't be disappointed.

Thursday, November 18, 2010


It's OFFICIAL...Austin will be home from his
mission in CHILE in exactly 43 days!!
About a week ago we got an email from his mission office
telling us that he would be home on December 3rd...
We were shocked!! We weren't expecting him home
for at least another month from that date.
We thought that he was being released early to make it home
in time for Christmas, and to start school in January.
We were SO beyond excited.
We even made a paper chain to help us all count down
to the days until he is home...

Our chain was looking pretty short!!
We had a lot to do to get ready for his homecoming.
Well, about a week later we got another email from
his mission secretary telling us that they had made
a mistake and that he was actually coming home December 14th.
Not bad, just about 10 days later then we planning.
Still, he would be home for Christmas!!
Then, about 2 hours later we got ANOTHER email from
his mission. Yep, you guessed it, they had made
another mistake. The 14th was wrong once again.
They felt SO bad, and told us the right date
of him coming home...

JANUARY 1st 2011!!!!

We have waited almost 2 years, what's 43 days right?!
I think this New Years will probably top them all.
We can't wait to finally have him home, and I
can't wait to have my brother back!!

We love you Elder Service,
and can't wait for you to be back!!

Saturday, November 13, 2010


Turn it around so this doesn't happen again...

(Zach "WATCHING" the terrible Utah vs. TCU games last week)

William James

Last night while Zach was at work, I got to
have a "date" night with this little guy...
I let him pick where he wanted to go to dinner...
Wendy's was his choice haha.
Then, we went to my house and made a fort and
watched his FAVORITE movie. 3 NINJAS!!
Pretty sure Will can quote the entire movie,
word for word.
Thanks for such a FUN night Will.
Love you!!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

4 Years

Exactly FOUR years ago today
Zach got home from his MISSION
in Hermosillo, Mexico...

A LOT has happened these past
four years in Zach's life, and in mine.
I am SO thankful that Zach was able
to serve a mission for our church.
It is a blessing in our lives each and everyday!!
It was during that time that we got to know
each other through our many LETTERS sent back and forth.
I know that he absolutely LOVED his mission, and
wouldn't change the experiences that he had for the world.

Guess What?...

Our special day was
2 1/2 YEARS AGO!!!!
I can't believe we have been MARRIED so long.
It honestly seems like it was just yesterday.
We still think that we are NEWLYWEDS!!
I love you Zachary...3 years is almost here.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Show it and Glow it

I am a complete NAIL POLISH junkie.
I probably have a thousand different colors.
Have any of you seen OPI's new line
One word. AMAZING.
These colors are SO fun, and SO sparkly.
My mom just picked this one up for me...
"Show it and Glow it"
I just painted my toes, and after 2 coats
they look like I just got GLITTER TOES!!
Definitely my new favorite color.

Game Day

Today's game is HUGE for the Utes...
We are playing TCU.
ESPN even came to Salt Lake to cover the game.
Zach and his friends went to ESPN Game Day this morning, and were even on TV.
Make sure you watch this game...and cheer for the UTES!!!!

Friday, November 5, 2010


For those of you who know me, I'm sure you know
that I love, love, LOVE
They are probably one of my most favorite
country bands of all time.
I'm sure you've all seen me driving around
rocking out to LADY A.
So, when I heard that they were coming
in concert I HAD to get a ticket.
Luckily 4 of my best friends wanted to see them too.

Brooke, Al, ME, Kindra, and Erin
On our way to the concert...SO excited
We got there about 2 minutes before the show started...
And it was general admission.
We thought we would definitely be standing in the back.
But somehow we weaseled our way up to the very FRONT.
Yep, all these poor people were behind us.
We were SO excited to have FRONT ROW!!

LADY A!!!!

I can't even explain how GOOD the concert was,
and how close we were...
They were amazing.
After the concert we started walking to our car,
but to our surprise a TRAIN was in the way.
It was NOT MOVING...
We waited patiently for about 10 minutes, but still NO movement.
So, being the daring girls we are we decided
to just climb UNDER the train.
I know, NOT smart!!
Well, we made it under the train and to the parking lot safely.
But, when we got to our car we looked back and
the train was MOVING...
We could have been killed. Definitely dodged a bullet!!
It was such a FUN night, and I'm glad I survived it.
I had a blast dancing, and singing along
to LADY ANTEBELLUM with my besties.