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.