Thursday, January 31, 2008

a trip down memory lane...

With the upcoming arrival or our second little one I think this will be a great "tag" for me to do. Actually, lately scott and I have been doing alot of reminiscing about the very short time we had before kids. Though we wouldn't trade what we have now it is always fun to think about the way things were!! here it goes....

1. Where did you meet your husband/what was the first thing he said to you?
I was at a friends apartment waiting to go on a date with a guy I actually really liked but as fate would have it I was stood up. In the meantime scott and his "wingman" dropped by to meet the girls in their new FHE group. We were all sitting around talking and then some TV show came on that they were all really into. Being the bold girl that I am sat myself down right next to him and said "is it ok if I sit next to you?" he smiled, nodded, and said "of course". during the show he kept making quiet, silly remarks and I was laughing at everything he said. From that moment on we were inseperable.

2. Where was your first date?
For the first few days we were all just "hanging" out as a group (there was about 10 of us) even though it was obvious that scott and I were a couple. One night we all went to carabba's and he paid for me...I guess that would constitute as our first date. I remember after a few weeks of hanging out as a group he said me one night "do you think we could do something tonight with just ourselves?" I paused and thought about it... "of course, why haven't we done that earlier!!" I was releived when I had even more fun with him alone than I did as a group!

3. Did you have a long or short engagement/courtship?
definately too short according to our families! we only dated for about ten weeks and then were engaged almost five months. I would probably not reccommend that short of a courtship to anyone, and would actually probably try to talk someone out of it...but I knew what I was doing right, after all I was 20 years old?!?

4. Where did you get engaged?
at PF changs actually. Though it was completely corny I thought it was sweet and I appreciated the effort he put into it. He had gone earlier that day and gotten a few fortune cookies from PF changs and arranged everything with the manager. he microwaved the cookie to soften it, then opened it and put his own fortune in it. he even took the time to seal it back up with his goerge foreman grill...very MacGyver style! we ate dinner and then the waiter brought out the fortune cookie. I opened it and read the proposal, when I looked up he was on one knee with a beautiful, sparkling diamond! when we got out to his car he programmed his CD player to be playing our song...yes, very cheesy again but romantic I guess!

5. Where did you get married?
Mount Timpanogos temple on August 13th, 2005. It was a perfect day! everything went so smoothly and I loved wearing a beautiful dress and having my picture taken all day...I felt like a celebrity!

I love you scotty

I tag anyone who wants to take a minute and remember these fun times!! I would especially like to see candise and amber do this...I don't think I really know your stories sadly enough

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Heads up to all you diaper changing mommies...

This post is really more of an informant one for all you mommies out there buying diapers and wipes on a regular basis. If you buy pampers, there is a little sticker with a code on it inside of the bag. If you go to and fill out a profile you can put the codes in and it will keep track of all your points. The points can be redeemed for toys, books, movies and other miscellaneous products. Today I traded in 50 of my points for a blockbuster gift certificate good for 2 movies, 2 drinks, and popcorn...not a bad date night! so if you are already buying the diapers anyway this is definitely something to consider.

Monday, January 21, 2008

12 inches of snow and a bored 19 year old...

Last night my parents were the lucky recipients of about 12 inches of snow. Naturally, my little brother wanted to play in it. No simple snowman or fort would do for this ambitious outdoors man, he of course had to build a two room igloo. He and Jill spent hours getting it just right and even had a spray bottle out there to make it ice over, and I think they used most of the snow in the back yard. Well done little brother...I will definitely leave you in charge of any out door shelter I will be needing in the future!!

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Finally walking!

Jack is just over fifteen months old and honestly I was beginning to wonder if the child would ever walk. I was hoping that he would at least get it down before the new baby came...can you imagine two babies needing to be held?! I know I was never cut out for twins that's for sure. I caught a little video with my phone and thought I would post it in celebration of such a big step for us (no punn intended). It is so fun to see him grow up, it is happening much too fast!

He is still a little unstable in his steps but he gets better and better everytime!