Sunday, December 28, 2008

Christmas and Preparations

Christmas was soooooo much fun. I would post pictures but I just don't have the time right now with our moving preparations. We pack up the storage unit tomorrow and head to H-town either Tuesday or Wednesday.
First off let me tell you about Christmas. We went to this amazing cabin at Beaver Creek, the first day was beautiful and sunny. There was tons of snow but it was too powdery for me to build my first ever snowman, sad huh? But we spent the day with everyone playing in the snow with their sleds and making snow angels. Then we had Christmas eve dinner and opened our pjs and spent time with all of Sean's cousins, aunts, uncles etc. It was great. On Christmas morning we were determined to sleep in, but since some of the group were sick and woke up coughing really early in the morning we all decided to get up and open gifts at around 8 am. Sean and I got lots of neat stuff for us, and some stuff for our little baby from family. It was really great, I enjoy watching people open gifts, it is my favorite, especially if they like what I got them. Christmas day it dumped the most snow I have ever seen in my entire life. It was a blizzard, there was no letting up, so our plan to go snowmobiling didn't work out. However, we had a blast hanging out inside with everyone. We had a brunch that was spectacular, then a fun white elephant gift trading with all of the cousins, and then ended the day with a scrumptious feast and talent show. It was one of the most fun family reunion Christmas things we ever went to.
Now we are back at home and finished packing the last few boxes and deciding what to take with us to Houston. We are nervous and excited about the big move, Sean is anxious about his work he will be doing but I think he will do great. It is going to be a fun adventure for the next few months, wish us luck on our long drive! I will hopefully be able to blog when we get there, but first they will have to connect the internet, so who knows how long that will take.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

22 Wks. still a tiny belly

Sean wanted me to post his lovely picture he took. Once again he is sitting down below me, so not the best angle, but my belly is definitely bigger this month. Not big, bigger than before though.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Crazy Crazy Crazy

Well and add Lazy too. I'm going crazy, I'm not too lazy, but I have been taking my time getting going in the mornings which is now causing me stress. I have a little over a week to get everything into boxes that we are not currently using. I just have to get everything ready before we leave for Christmas so that on moving day all we need to do is load the storage unit. I'm really stressed out. It is making me go crazy. I try to pack things, but I think I am terrible at packing, I just can't seem to get it together. I put lots of random things together and I'm thinking that when we move back it is going to be a pain, especially if my mom is here to help us unpack, she always tells me how terrible I did at packing. I am also a huge packrat, I have been getting rid of things, but it is hard for me. This is just tough, Sean thinks I'm overreacting, which I probably am, but these things just make me crazy. Wish me luck!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

20 Weeks?

Well, we went in for our 20 week ultrasound on Wednesday and it was so fun once again to see our little girl, who is still a girl and not a boy that was hiding like some family members were hoping, haha. After taking the leg measurement the ultrasound tech started asking us our heights because the baby had little legs, then after she finished all her measurements she said they are all smaller than normal for 20 weeks and she changed my due date to April 28. Ten whole days later than my original due date. I think it is impossible. We must just be having a small baby, that would make me only 18 weeks now, and that just can't be. I was a little bit upset. Not because I will be pregnant longer, it is just that I am excited to meet her and that means I would have to wait even longer for that. Anyways, luckily I believe that baby will come when she is ready and will probably not be on any specific due date. I definitely have been feeling her move for the last two weeks and have a tiny belly which I don't think would have come any earlier because I haven't been gaining a ton of weight. I mean I was a tiny baby, so maybe I'm just having a tiny baby. Which in the end wouldn't a tiny baby make things much easier for me, I think so. At least we know that she is very healthy and everything is developing great, she is so cute so far in her little alien pictures. I will update with Thanksgiving feast pictures later.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

My tiny belly

I am 18 weeks pregnant now, and this week my tiny little belly appeared. It doesn't really look pregnant, but I can no longer suck it in to make it look flat. It is weird. Sean was sitting when he took this picture of me, and I made an awful face, but he has a short attention span and I can only get him to take one at a time for me, silly boy.

Blessing in Disguise

Well, my boss was a jerk and was killing me for a long time. I have been wanting to quit basically since I started working there. This week she kept saying how there isn't enough work for me and that she doesn't really need me and so I got so fed up with the other abusive things she was saying to me that I quit/was let go for not really having a position there anymore. At first I was really stressed out about this worrying what the heck am I going to be doing for the next few weeks before we move, I can't just not be working or I will go crazy. So I went to the mall today and pretty much have a job already, of course I'm not really making as much money as I was at the horrid job, but it will be fun and keep me really busy for the holiday season, and I will be able to use medicaid instead of having to pay a ton for insurance and the deductible. So pretty much it all worked out. I worked for the wicked witch for too long I think, I should have quit a week ago, I feel so relieved. I cannot explain to you the misery I have been living in the past few months/year of working there. Sean will finally get to stop listening to me complain about how I hate my job and wish I could quit now and that my boss makes me cry because she is so mean to me for no reason and just treats me like dirt. I have never been so underappreciated at a job before and it was really hard for me, I am just so happy that I could quit and get a job so quickly and that everything will be ok for us. Technically I don't really need to work right now, financially we would be fine, but I need something to do to keep me busy and from going crazy. I am so happy, I feel so light like a giant weight has been lifted from my shoulders. I thought quitting would be a bad thing, luckily it has turned into a blessing in disguise.

Monday, November 3, 2008

It's a .....

We are so excited to meet this little one, she was very funny to watch during the ultrasound, she did not want to turn and let us see her, I had to poke her pretty hard and she jumped it was hilarious to watch. I can't believe it. Sean still seems to beilieve that it is a boy, he thinks that they were wrong at the ultrasound place, so we will see in a month when the doctor does one. For now, here are some photos of her first photos...

This is how she started out, and she did not want to move from this position.
proof that it's a girl!!!

her cute profile, I don't know why the computer turned it sideways though.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Still not showing

I am 14 weeks and still not showing, hopefully that means that I won't get monstrously huge. Here are some pictures for proof. Bear in mind that I took them myself so they aren't from that far away. I am a little excited to have a belly though, Sean likes to say that the reason I'm not showing is because I'm faking being pregnant, haha. Like I could fake those things.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Baby Beat

We got to hear the baby's heartbeat at my appointment last week. It was cool. Sean's questions was if the baby is on speed or something because the heartbeat is so fast, the Dr. told him it is normal but he still thinks the baby is on something. Silly Sean. I just thought neato, until later that day I had a belated reaction where I got really excited when I realized that that means baby is actually there and doing well. I've been worried because I am crazy, so it was really reassuring. I can't wait until we can find out if it is a boy or a girl. I will let everyone know when we actually find out.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Work from home

I am asking for some advice on different types of jobs you can do from home or some sort of job where I will be able to take baby with me. If anyone knows of any that I will be able to do that would be great. I don't really want to work at the job I am at now because I will not be able to bring baby with me and they don't really let you be flexible with your schedule. I will be quitting this job in February when we go for Sean's internship, so I want to start working from home then. If you have any ideas of where I can get such a job that would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!!!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Very Exciting

So I thought I would wait a while to make this announcement, but I give up. I don't have a fun ultrasound picture to show yet, but I am pregnant!!!!!!!!! We are very excited, I am due April 18 and am 10 weeks along tomorrow. I already had to break the news at work so I figure I might as well spill the beans on my blog. I know some of my friends already know, but now it is official. I wish I had a cool picture to show you, but I look exactly the same and I don't have an ultrasound yet. Things are going great so far, I haven't been really sick, only once have I experienced true morning sickness. I don't think my baby likes tomato soup, or sweets for that matter, they make me so nauseous. I am trying to exercise, but for the last week and a half I have been really tired and my tail bone hurts when I run so I've been taking it easy. I just want to be healthy so that baby is healthy too. I guess I will have more news to talk about for the next few months.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

No wonder I feel sick

I couldn't decide what to eat for lunch today while I was getting ready this morning, everything sounded gross as usual. So I just didn't bring anything, I thought well, I have some chips and a few other things at work so I should be fine. I was wrong, I became ravenously hungry at 12 and no one could bring me any food or go out to lunch with me and I was really craving a turkey sandwich from kneaders. So to fill my empty stomach and try to get rid of my craving I walked over to the pharmacy next door to my work and took a look at the candy section. I never ever eat candy, but I was hungry, so I bought fig newtons, mambas, reeses peanut butter cups, a few penny candies which were sour patch kids, and a cookie. I only ate the sour patch kids and the fig newtons and one of the reeses cups, but I feel soooooooooooooooooo sick. What was I thinking, I just wanted that freaking sandwich. It is like the days that I really want chocolate and we don't have any at home so I eat everything in sight trying to asuage the craving. Cravings are just messy business, the only way to make them go away is to give in to what you are craving, but if you have no way of getting it then you are in trouble. I should never have eaten that stuff, I don't really like any of it except the reeses and now I am paying the consequences. My tummy is overly full and makes me want to just go home and put on sweat pants and lie down to stretch out my stomach. Unfortuneately it is only 2:30 and I am stuck here at work until at least 5:00. Next time I have a craving I think I'm just going to have to call a cab or something to take me to get my food I want.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Fall is back again

Fall is back and you know how I know, because of the beginning of another football season and school year. I don't have to go to school, it is wonderful being done, but poor Sean is busy busy busy again with the joys of homework and long assignments. He is such a trooper, I'm so glad he works so hard at everything he does. We started off the BYU season with a game last week and they did great, except for in the third quarter. Today we spent a lot of time watching all the NFL games and checking Sean's scores on Fantasy football, fall has officially begun, even the weather is cooler. Now I am starting to worry about having another long cold winter, it is just not my favorite time of year. Goodbye summer and sunshine, hello changing leaves and pumpkins. I am really excited for Halloween this year though, I am hoping that since it is on a Friday we can go up to the Hartley's in a real neighborhood and see all the cute little trick-or-treaters, they are the best. Anyways that's what's going on now, I'll update you with pictures as soon as I have some.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008


Answer these 15 questions about yourself on your blog. List 3 Joys, 3 Fears, 3 Goals, 3 Current Obsessions/Collections and 3 Random/Surprising facts. Tag 5 people at the end of your post by leaving their names.

3 Joys:
~Sean and our families
~Ice cream, chocolate, and any kind of yummy dessert
~The gospel(cheesey I know, but it's true)

3 Fears:
~Flying, totally makes me stressed out all day
~Losing family members

3 Goals:
~Someday be an awesome mom
~Learn to take amazing pictures
~Learn to make yummy yummy food and be a good cook

3 Current obsessions/collections
~Being Healthy
~Taking lots of pictures
~Being an awesome golfer

3 Random Surprising Facts:
~I love humidity
~I have a birthmark that looks like a giraffe
~I love taking care of people, but Sean doesn't like me pampering him as if he were a kid, that's why I can't wait to have kids to take care of

I tag Marci, Serene, Jessica, Kristy and Dany

Monday, August 25, 2008

The Best 2 Years

No, I don't mean that missionary movie, I mean my last two years with
Sean. Today is our two year anniversary, wow how time flies. We have just had so much fun together and I'm so glad that I have him.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Digital Scrapbooking

I got rid of the template I made because I hated it, and then photoshop kept freezing when I tried to make another one, so I replaced it with this one by, Sorry. I am still trying to figure out how those people that create digital scrapbook paper do it, I have been playing with photoshop and it is so much fun, I think I'm figuring it out, but not that well.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Chronicles of Narnia

So for the first time ever I read all of the books in the Chronicles of Narnia, they were fantastic. I would recommend them to everyone. It is so weird how in tune to the spirit that C.S. Lewis must have been, I can see all the symbolism of the gospel in these books, and it makes me wish I could be as in tune as he was even though he wasn't even a member of the church. I have been thinking lately how lame I am and really hope that I can be an example to people around me and show through my actions my testimony of the gospel, these books just reminded me of everything I believe in and everything that I want to be. The last book is especially moving and has some things that make me sad that would make me sad in real life too. I don't want to say too much incase someone hasn't read the books so that I don't spoil the endings for you. I just hope that I can be a better example and a good person. And seriously read the books, they are so much fun and really easy to read.

Thursday, July 24, 2008


I have some very wonderful friends, sometimes I wish that they all lived by me so that I can hang out with them all of the time. I am especially grateful for one of my friends who always lets me come over and hang out with her family when I am bored, she lets me play with her kids and learn how to be a mom by watching her. Her kids are just so much fun and she is such a great mom, I hope I can be like her. Thanks Jess!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008


I am so sorry for you people that read my blog and find nothing. I am boring, we have nothing new going on in our lives. We eat, we sleep, we work, Sean goes to school, we workout, we sometimes go play golf and that's about it. I wish there were fun things to report back, but there aren't. We can't get a dog where we live, so we don't have funny stories about our puppy, we don't have a baby and I'm not pregnant so there is nothing to report there, and my job is just not exciting and not fun things happen while I'm at work. I wish I had some funny story to report or something interesting to share, but really we are as dull as watching the grass grow. We did go see the Batman movie and it was really good, scary and long and lots of dying, but Heath Ledger was amazing. Hopefully something more exciting will happen soon and I can write some fantastic blog about our amazing adventure, but until then all you get is my boring thoughts.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

New Hobby

I've got a new hobby. I love golfing, I've only been a two times to play 9 holes, but I love to go to the driving range with Sean. I got some new clubs that are midget sized for me so now I hit it a lot better. We got them on the 4th or July and haven't had tons of time for using them yet because weekdays are so busy due to work and Sean's classes. I will however get a lot of use out of them this weekend, I plan to go hit balls tomorrow and Saturday. It is so much fun and I am glad to learn to play because this way when we are old Sean and I can do this together like all the other funny old couples we see out on the golf course. For now I need to find a girl that likes golfing so she can be my golfing buddy when Sean goes out with his friends. Yay for golf and for the beautiful outdoors it takes me to. Oh, I will add some funny pictures of me playing golf when I can get some.

Monday, June 30, 2008

What a month

I cannot believe how quickly this month has flown by. I have been graduated and working full time for two months now, it is crazy. This summer has been fun, even though I am working all the time. Marci had her sweet little monster Ellie, Sean went to Houston and had an awesome office vist, we went to Costa Rica, Sarah got married, I got my amazing camera, we got a dresser, Sean took me golfing, and we have spent lots of time hanging out with family. I'm thinking this summer has been fantastic so far and hope that the month of July will bring tons more. Here are some fun pictures of our drive through Aspen Grove yesterday, I have not edited them so the color is really dark, but I thought they were still beautiful. Here are also some pictures of my cute little neice Ellie from before she left for Cali.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Sean is Amazing

Even though Sean didn't think we needed a dresser, he listened to my request and found me a perfect one. It looks so good in my room, it makes it seem like a real bedroom.
I thought I would get a junky one and fix it up, but the one Sean found was really nice looking and fixed up already, my favorite part are the cool knobs that it has.
He is so sweet to do this for me, I love him!!!
This weekend we also attended a quincenera after setting it up, it was very tiring. Then we celebrated a couple of cousin's birthdays and got to see Kent open his mission call, he is going to Spokane WA. We are all really excited for him.
Next up this week Sean has a trip to Houston for an office visit with EY. I am a bit upset because I will be stuck here all alone, and everyone seems to have left Provo for the summer so I have no one (that doesn't have kids and family obligations) to hang out with while he is gone, so I will be riding the bike to work because he is taking the car, and eating dinner alone. I'm really bummed. I wish that Mike and Marci, or Stephanie, or Brittany, or Aubrey were here so I could have someone to hang out with for the night.
I also am missing Ellie and M&M, I have no one to take pictures of again, I was having so much fun getting accustomed to my camera using Ellie as my model. I can't wait until you guys come back, but I bet you are having a blast in sunny CA.
I am hoping to make some more changes other than the dresser to my house, decorating is my favorite. Next on my list is to get a comforter and duvet cover that are not too heavy so that we can use a blanket but still stay cool in the summer.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

A Dresser

I want a dresser! Sean thinks we don't need one and that it will make our room cramped. I think it would make our room look finished. I want our house, as little as it is, to look refined and finished and like a real house should look. I am not asking for a full bedroom set that costs thousands of dollars. I am willing to buy a cheap dresser, as long as it is real wood, at a garage sale and just re-finish it. I would love to do this type of project, especially since it is garage sale season. S just keeps telling me that he doesn't want to put his clothes in a dresser that it is fine where it is, but when I look at the closet with the tall stack of shirts falling over it makes me sick. I re-fold his shirts every week when I cean the house, and I just think if we kept them all piled up inside a dresser it would make the house look much nicer. If anyone knows of any cute dressers, that are short and long like the one in the picture, for sale please let me know.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Way to go Marci

I didn't want to post before Marci had the chance to post a picture and all the information about the baby. So now I am free to write a little something since Marci has already made her announcement. I am in love with my beautiful little niece Ellie (Elizabeth Marcia Chapman), 8 pounds 9 ounces and a bundle of joy. Marci is the luckiest girl on the planet right now to have such a fun and spunky little girl. I had so much fun meeting her yesterday and taking a million pictures. I look forward to taking a million pictures more, and I hope that she loves me a lot and that I can spoil her rotten. I'm just sad that she is going to be spending the summer away from us in San Francisco while Mike is doing an internship, but we will have all of the school year to spend with Mike and Marci and new baby Ellie to really get to know her well. I love you guys and I'm so glad you made me an Aunt.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

It's a Girl for Marci!!!!

Marci is having her baby right now and I am so excited. I have been talking about it all week to everyone at work and I think they are probably tired of it and getting annoyed with me, but I don't care. I wish this work day would end so that I can go to the hospital and hopefully by that time meet my new niece. My first niece. I can't wait, I am jumping around I am so excited, I hope she likes me and thinks that I am the coolest Aunt ever. Thanks Marci for going through this 9 month and 1 week process to bring the coolest person ever to the world. I just can't wait to meet her!!!!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Solution to Insurance

There is a loop hole in the system. I found out that since I didn't start working full time until this year my insurance works with the new system not the old one, so I get insurance in three months instead of six. I will start my coverage on September 1st, so I am very relieved, that is better than waiting until November. Now I just have to convince them to let me work from home when we are gone for Sean's internship.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Help me please

I am uninsured. BYU kicked me out about a little over a month ago, and now I am on a quest to get good health insurance that will actually pay for a baby should we decide to have one. I make about $20 over the limit for medicaid so if I get pregnant right now I am in a lot of trouble. I have been searching online and let me tell you, it is a pain in the butt. I now keep getting phone calls from this one insurance comapny and I told them I am not interested and to stop calling, but they seem to be intent on harrassing me until I sign up with their plans. Their plans help out with nothing and are really expensive, so there is no way that I am going to do their plan. I am just not sure what to do at this point, and my work insurance doesn't start until November. I also won't be working their come January because we will be going to some location for Sean's internship, so I'm just stressed out about it. I am hoping that I will be able to work 30 hours from wherever we are for my job but if I can't then I am just going to quit and will still have no insurance and no security. Does anyone have any suggestions of a good insurance company to use with really good maternity coverage?

Friday, May 30, 2008

Photoshop is fun

I love photoshop and all the funny things that you can do with it.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Camera Practice

It is very hard to practice taking pictures and learn how to use my camera when no one will pose for me. So this weekend I used Sean's family dog, Lucy, as my subject. She was way more cooperative than Sean, but it is hard to make a dog go and sit in different backgrounds and do what you want without the use of treats, and I just didn't feel like smelling like dog treats, so most of these are candids. I also took some pictures of the pretty flowers and some from a bridal shower I went to. It was fun being able to use my new camera, it is awesome! Let me know how I am doing and if you have any photography tips.

Sunday, May 25, 2008


I have had a glorious weekend taking pictures and having fun with Sean's family, and then I decided to get on the computer to check up on people's blogs and see what was new in everyone's life. I am sad, I miss everyone and wish that they hadn't left our little ward at BYU. It is going to be so sad next year when everyone else I have made friends with leaves our apartments to move on to the real world. I am excited for everyone that they are having new adventures like getting their husbands to have real jobs and looking to buy a new house or fridge or washer/dryer. But I will miss everyone. I just got released from nursery and am really sad. I loved my calling in the nursery teaching the toddlers, they entertained me and made me laugh. It was hard to see all the kids move out and to no longer get to spend time with them, they have brought so much fun and joy to our lives,so thanks for letting us get to know your kids to those of you who had them in our nursery. I miss you guys that moved out and am so glad that you all were my friends, I wish you good luck and I hope we will be able to stay in touch. Love you all! (To those still in the ward, I love you too and am so glad you are still around.)

Thursday, May 22, 2008


I guess no one reads this, but I will just write for myself then. I hate trying to lose weight because I am eating healthy, exercising, and even trying to make sure that I walk a lot during the day and use a pedometer to count the steps. Well I have been doing this for two weeks now and the scale still won't budge, I just want to lose 10 lbs. I am working hard, you'd think I would lose at least 1 lb by now, but no. I hate that about trying to lose weight, I am cutting out all the junk, well most of it. I am having high fiber snacks like fruit and combining that with some sort of small protein serving. I have veggies with my sandwich for lunch and I'm trying to drink more than my normal one bottle of water a day. I know I am soooo bad at drinking water. I go to the gym and I do cardio on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and I lift weights on Mondays and Wednesdays. I know all of the keys to a healthy lifestyle and I try to follow them. I allow myself to eat some sort of treat if I really want it, but only once a day and I try to keep it low-cal or small portion size. What am I doing wrong? Why haven't I lost at least one pound in these two weeks? Or at least why don't my clothes fit any better. I am so frustrated, I hate when I am trying to lose weight, but I need to because it is the weight that I gained this semester being lazy and not working out because of the stress of working 20 hours and taking 18 credits and I just was too tired to go to the gym, but now I have time and I am going and I am trying, so what is my problem?

Friday, May 16, 2008

One of my dreams came true

These last two days have been glorious, Sean got into the MAcc and was awarded this amazing scholarship which allowed me to buy the camera that I have been eyeing. I have been playing with it all night and plan on taking some amazing pictures, so just you wait, there will soon be a million picutres of my practice.

Costa Rica-- I wish I could live there

We had sooooooo much fun in Costa Rica. I am so lucky to have such amazing parents that would take us on such a fun trip. We went up a couple of days before them and spent some time visiting people from Sean's mission. The families there are fantastic, I have never met so many people so eager to offer me food or a place to stay or absolutely anything you could think of. The people there are very kind and generous and I have fallen in love with them. Here is a picture of one of the families that we visited with, they are Pedro and Xinia and their kids.

On Monday my parents arrived and we took a long drive to a hotel called Tabacon. It has hot springs and a volcano and a beautiful jungle where we did ziplining. When we got there we got in our swim suits and went to the hot springs right away, I know what you are thinking, hot springs are gross they stain your swimsuit and they smell like sulfur. Well that was not the case, these are crystal clear beautiful water with lava rock lining the bottom and they don't smell. The water runs down the volcano and is heated up that way, we were actually on the base of the volcano. Then we had some amazing food at a soda, that is what they call their local little places. I love the food in Costa Rica, and we totally hit the hay early. It gets bright there at 5 in the morning and gets dark a lot earlier so my time was totally thrown off. This picture is of my parents enjoying one of the falls in the hot springs water. The next day we hiked all through the jungle doing the zipline tour, let me tell you at first I was terrified and really did not want to do it, but it ended up being amazing. I think I held my breath every time the guide would let me go on the line though.

Even my mom did it, and like she would like to remind us the entire trip, she is 50!

After the long day of playing in the jungle we went back and relaxed in the hot springs again and the next morning as well. Then at about 11 on Wednesday we took off for Tamarindo. It was a long winding drive around the lake and then across the country and we finally got there. The beach is my favorite place in the world so I was really excited. Sean and I decided to take surf lessons and we had a blast. Believe it or not that was not the only time we were standing on the boards. My dad has videos of us, if only he would send them our way, I'm sure they are comical. Then we went on a little boat cruise through the estuary in order to see wild animals. Our poor guide worked so hard to find us some caymens and some monkeys, it was just not the right time of day, they prefer the morning. But after hiking into the dry jungle for thirty minutes we found some monkeys, and on the way back to the beach we found some caymens.
There were also some little funny crabs that we saw along the edge of the water, but they were too hard to take pictures of. The hotel in Tamarindo was fantastic and we found some really cool shells on the beach. I really loved the area but it was way hotter than the other places we visited. Our hotel even had some funny food seeking creatures, the Iguana that lived on the roof outside our porch and the bird that would steal people's food at breakfast were both quite entertaining.

Overall this was probably one of the most amazing trips ever and I have a million more pictures to prove it. I just can't post all of them and it was very hard to choose which ones to put up. I just hope you all believe me about how beautiful it was there. We were all planning our return trip while we were there. I can't wait and I hope that we can save up some dough so that we can go back next year. I would live there if I could, I love Costa Rica. Pura Vida!!!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

My new obsession

This baby is my new obsession. I have really wanted to get into photography lately. I want to learn to take amazing pictures so that when I have kids I can capture all of the fun moments perfectly and put them all over my house. I don't want to buy a professional camera, but I do have my eyes set on this one. We have one here at work to use with our microscopes and sometimes I like to take it down and just use it for fun with things around the office. I would absolutely love to own one of these cameras, it has all of the features that I like, except for the batteries. It is 8MP and 12X optical zoom which I really like. It has lighting changes and a bunch of other really fun features. I hope that I can save some money and get one, it is my dream for now.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

I did it!

I made it!!!! I somehow survived this crazy semester of 18 credits and working 20 hours and I passed all of my classes and am getting a college diploma. I can't believe it. It went by so fast. It was so fun to celebrate with my family, my parents, Sean's parents, Mike and Marci, and Quinn and Marianne. I was actually nervous about walking, I have no idea why, but I was. I had my cute new dress on from the Gap and I was there on time and I think I looked alright. I'm so glad I'm done. We went to Costa Rica Last week to celebrate, it was the best trip ever. I will post my thoughts and pictures from that soon. Hoorah for Graduation!!!!!!

Thursday, April 17, 2008


I have 7 days left as a BYU student and I can't believe it. It has gone by so fast and I can't believe it. I never thought I would make it to graduation, it always seemed so far away. One week from yesterday I will be done with finals forever, and then a week from tomorrow I will be walking in my hopefully new dress and cap and gown and getting my fake diploma (they mail the real one to you). Then I will go on my dream vacation to a tropical paradise in Costa Rica, which I am not in shape for like I had planned. I am so so so excited. This just all seems so surreal. After I get back from my trip I will be working full time, which I have done before just never as a college graduate. Maybe they will give me some more responsibility, I doubt it though, they all treat me like a kid that doesn't know anything at work. Oh well, I am excited to be done and anyone who wishes to join us at my convocation is welcome. My make-shift announcement is below.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

My Nursery

This past year Sean and I have been called to be Nursery teachers, and we LOVE it! Our little Nursery kids are fantastic. We have had so much fun teaching them. I am just so sad that the end of the school year is coming and that they are all moving away with their families. These pictures are of just a few of the kids that we have had, not everyone is in these pictures. I am really going to miss these kids they are so funny and we have really just enjoyed having them every other Sunday.