Friday, January 23, 2009

My Husband and I are the same age....for 10 days!!

For 10 days only, every year Jan 21st -31st, Bryan and I are the same age. I was born in '84 and Bryan in '85, so for a 10 glorious days Bryan can't make fun of me for being older than him, and I can't call him a Whipper Snapper.


So on Wednesday Bryan and I celebrated his 24th Birthday. Since our birthdays are only a month after Christmas we don't have a whole lot of money to spend on each other, so our birthdays are usually pretty low key. So for Bryan's birthday he got a new Messanger Bag for his lap top, 2 beautiful suits from my mom and some cards.

I left work early on Wed so that I could run home and bake a Pumpkin Cake (it's Bryan's favorite and it tastes really good but looks like it has a disease), we then went to his dinner of choice Noodles & Company, he loves it there.
Bryan's dinner of choice, Pasta Fresca with shrimp

I love him

He's waiting for me to finish singing Happy Birthday

Blowing out all 24 candles, next year i'm just getting the numbers 2 & 5, because they are a pain in the bum to light

So Happy Birthday honey, I can't tell you how thankful I am that you were born 24 years ago : )

Monday, January 19, 2009

Birthdays

Bryan's Birthday is on Wednesday Jan 21st, he will turn 24

My Birthday is Sat. Jan. 31st, I will be turning 25 this year
If anyone would like to send us presents, ask I will give you our address : ) Just kidding, kinda.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

MMM, Steak

Last night Bryan and I had the chance to go out to dinner with my oldest and best friends. We met down on 106th S. and ate at Texas Roadhouse, Hence the MMM Steak.
It was soo great to hang out with my girls. To be honest, I don't really get along with girls, never really have. I'm fine for a while and then i'm just done with it. So there are only a couple girls that have stayed friends with me for more than a year or 2. Here are 3 of them.

Brooke and Jill I have know for as long as I can remember, we all grew up in Wisconsin and were members of the same ward. We lived at each others homes during High School, so much so that we would get disciplined by each others parents. In fact I think I got yelled at by Cindee (Brooke's Mom) more than I was yelled at by my own dad. Ashlee is Brooke's little sister, i've known her forever but none of us really became friends till she was about 16, up until that point we were just really mean to her and told her if she basically served us, she could hang out with us. Good times.

So since Jill is moving to Cali today, we all got together (poor Bryan). It was great to talk about the old days ex. Brooke trying to take pants off in the car cause it's too hot, my perm, crushes on boys who are now bisexual, dances, oh it almost makes me want to be 17 again (I said almost). So here's a couple of me and my best friends.




Jill and Ashlee

Across the table, apparently no one wanted to sit next to the married couple

Brookey and me. It took about 4 tried to get a pic where Brooke's eyes were even remotely open.

the 4 of us. Bryan didn't want any proof that he hung out with 4 girls all night : )

I love you girls!!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

New Year's Resolutions

Yes, I realize that we are already half way through the month. Don't worry one of my resolutions is to stop putting things off. So today I figured I would change my background off of Happy New Year and write about my resolutions. However, first things first...thecutestblogontheblock.com is currently down, their server went down and they need to buy a new one. If anyone loves their backgrounds and wants to help getting it back up, please click HERE
So, back to me (it's my blog, if you don't want to read about me, well then go somewhere else). I've been thinking a lot about what I want to accomplish this year and what i'm going to resolve to do; and besides the obvious ex. lose weight, eat better, win my battle with zits. I have come up with a couple more that I think will improve my life

1) Stop comparing myself to others-OHH MY GOSH, i'm horrible at this, and it's really starting to take its tole on me. I blog stalk a lot and i'm constantly comparing myself and my life to everyone else out there in blog land. Some people my age have a house, or already have 3 kids, or have husbands in Law School (everyone seems to be going to law school) and I start thinking that i'm way behind or inadequate because we live in a little apartment with 3 cats rather than kids and Bryan is only just finishing up his associates (I married a man a year younger than I am so he's only 23, if you add in the mission is is actually right on track). So i'm stopping, i'm in a very happy marriage, we live comfortably and my 3 cats are cuter than some kids i've seen out there (you know it's true)

2)I'm going to be happy where I am and with who I am. Goes along with Res #1. I'm always waiting for the next thing, i'm excited for this summer or fall 2009. I'm going to like it right here right now. If it's winter i'm going to love winter....if it's summer i'm going to love summer. If i'm a brunetter instead of a blonde than i'm going to like it.

3)I'm going to stop being annoyed with people who think they are superior to me because their blogs are not about their families, or because they are in grad school, this doesn't make you any better than anyone else, or any more intelligent (you just sound arrogant)

4)I'm going to do my best to start my family (aka have a baby)-Bryan and I have been thinking about this a lot lately. Our prophets and members of the 12 have been saying for years, DON'T PUT OFF STARTING YOUR FAMILY, there is no excuse!!! Got that NO EXCUSE!! I have talked to a lot of people out there who think they are exempt from this commandment because they don't have money, they are in school, they live in a tiny apartment (with 3 cats), or whatever other reason. Well Bryan was at work in December and had a devotional lunch(he works for the church) and got to sit nex to Elder Scott...well guess what he said "Don't put it off for ANYTHING, there is NO EXCUSE". We are done making our excuses, done putting it off. So with any luck this year I will be preggo.

Those are the most important ones. A lot of self improvement. Good luck to every one else on their New Year's Resolutions, wish me luck on mine : )

Friday, January 9, 2009

Best Discovery Ever

I just discovered picnik.com OH MY GOODNESS!! I LOVE IT!!!
The other day I was looking at other people's wedding pictures and thinking how cool the effects were, and thinking, wow mine are kinda dull. Well i'm going to show you some things i've done
BEFORE
After-the color is brighter, less grainy and more of a focus on Bryan and I instead of the background






Before-blah blah kissing picture




After-focused, nicely colored close up

One more. Before-

After-much softer and better coloring

After finding and playing around on the site for a bit, i've decided to go through the pics from our wedding I liked, doctor them up and replace some in our house. So if you have any pics that you think could use a little pick me up, click HERE

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

2nd Annual Minniconois Christmas

Our second Christmas as a married couple has come and gone. So here are a few pics of our trip, we didn't take many but here they are. Our official Christmas Picture. Riddle and the other cats were having no part of it so we only took one with them and it wasn't very good. My family used to have a tradition of getting new jammies and we decided to to keep that tradition going in our little family, so here are our new jammies for 2008.

As we were packing to leave, Riddle seemed to know what was going on and hopped in my luggage. I totally would have taken them if we weren't going to be in a car for 24 hours. The only bad part about a 2 week vacation is leaving my babies.Christmas in Antioch, IL. Bryan's dad is very big into trains, they are his only real indulgence. So 2 days before Christmas they decided to set up the track around the house and get it going. I also just like Bryan's butt : )

We got Bryan's dad a digital photo frame for Christmas. You can read about the day we got it HERE, thank goodness he liked it. Our Nephew Aaron opening up his presents. He got a Leapfrog reading thingy, where you put a pen on the page and it reads it. He got a book called Walter the Farting Dog Goes on a Cruise, Hilarous book. I read it to everyone.


My Christmas stocking at the Watsons. They like to make fun of my because i'm kinda prissy, I hate camping, I won't touch fish, I get cold really easily, the list could go on and on. So a stocking with a heel and the title Princess works great for me.

Davidson Christmas, we took a total of 4 pictures while in Minnesota, we suck. Well Spenser is back this year and since he doesn't have his own family yet, he gets one all by himself. Poor single spenser. If you find him attractive let me know and I will try and hook you up.

Dugan, Angie and McKenzie; Coryn couldn't come this year so we didn't even get to see her. The whole Davidson FamDamily. So that's it. We didn't do anything extraordinary for the holidays, basically just relaxed and hung out with family, it was very nice. In fact I got sick on New Year's Eve so we spent that on the couch watching TV (my stomach and spicy chinese food don't get along very well, I have to keep them seperated).

So I hope everyone had a happy holiday, we certainly did.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Back Home

We are back in Utah. Yay (kinda, sorta yay)
We left Sat Morning at 9 AM and arrived Sunday afternoon at Approx 5 PM. After soo much driving, I must say that I hate the Iowa\Nebraska border. Sucktastic weather both ways.
So anyway, pics will be coming up soon with all the fun stuff that we did in Minneconois.

But First.........

YAY UTES!!!!
I have never been more excited to be a Ute!! Awesome game, it's just too bad it's all over. Now we get to see where we rank. Better be #1, even though I know that won't happen (Stupid BCS).
PS-the cats survived without us for 2 weeks, barely. We got home and they permanently attached themselves to us. How I love my babies.