Sunday, October 30, 2011

thriller. {michael jackson.}

i almost can't explain how much of a party this weekend was.
considering it is halloween weekend. there was so much going on.
it started on thursday with thriller.
followed with the howl on friday.
the howl after party friday into saturday.
saturday day was an adventure in and of itself.
and well saturday night was again another party.
sunday was a day of rest. literally.
nicole and i before the show.

tuesday i get a text from my cute cousin nicole.
inviting me to go to st geezy to see thriller.
how could i resist?
i drove down after class.
we ate tortilla soup {made by becky... AMAZING!}
we then made our way to thriller.
after being attacked by the zombies before the show. it started.
it was amazing.
seriously i wish i could dance so i could have participated.
some parts were dark. but it was so amazing.
seriously such a blast to see.
i definitely recommend it!

after the show.
the howl was on friday. 
as was the institutes party. 
we decided to hit both.
we started with the trunk or treat and free dinner.
we then headed over to the howl.
we did a whole lot of waiting. 
waiting for pictures.
waiting for tattoos.
waiting for parrots.
in the end all we did was the parrots.
that and dance. let me tell you. we danced.
getting ready.
after the howl there was an after party.
it was a party.
we danced the night away until 4 am.
it was a success.
cleopatra. devil. cavewoman. black swan.
we slept until 1 pm saturday.
you can't blame us. we were tired.
this day had so much excitement it deserves its own post.
don't worry it will be posted about soon.

saturday night we knew there was another dance.
we debated on what to do.
we wanted to go but we also wanted to go to bed.
our party intentions took over and we danced the night away.
we danced until 1 am.
again success.
my costume. made by christie. seriously she is so talented.
sunday consisted of church. sleeping. and eating.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

this is halloween. {marilyn manson.}

we love halloween.
for our party i made cute owl cupcakes.
i am quite proud of how they turned out :)

we also made caramel apples and we carved pumpkins as roommates.
it was a blast.

owl pumpkin.

caramel. chocolate. oreo. and caramel. pretzels. reeses pieces.

we also love ward halloween parties.
we went as the despicable me orphans.
now i can't wait for the costume change for the howl.
2 costumes. 1 halloween.

i was edith.

agnes. margo. and edith.

Monday, October 24, 2011

california gurls. {katy perry.}

believe it or not i have already attemped to post this same post like 3 times...
each time the stupid internet goes out and erases everything.
im annoyed. its fine.

fall break was last monday and tuesday.
of course california was the top vote of where to visit.
we made a count down and awaited the exciting visit to christies home town.
right before we left.

last link to our cali chain!!

finally after a couple weeks it came.
we packed our bags and drove all 6 hours to ridgecrest, cailfornia.
peggie sue hit 100000!

talk about a party.
everything between singing. stories. and sleeping happened in that car ride.
when we arrived at christies house we were welcomed by her awesome family.
we got a tour of her house. and got settled in.
we had pizza for dinner which was followed by a run to the doughnut shop.
that night we watched phantom of the opera and prepared ourselves for saturdays trip.

saturday we woke up and headed to the beach.
granted ridgecrest is kinda in the middle of no where much like cedar.
we drove 2 hours to santa monica beach.
we "swam" in the ice cold water.
{lets face it i just put my toes in then soaked up the sun.}
why i was holding down the fort the seagulls stole our cheeito bag.
yes they swooped the entire bag.
don't worry the nice lady next to us saved me.
she shooed the birds and retrieved what was left of our cheetios.
after we walked/shopped on the pier and 3rd street promonade.
we ate dinner at la salsa.
and headed back to ridgecrest.

ferris wheel on the pier! {tayler this pic is for you!}

sunday we went to christies home ward and met a lot of new people.
we met her cute primary class {5 year olds}
and we felt the spirit.
when we came home we had a delicious dinner made by the parentals.
{seriously soooo good.}
we made peanut butter balls.{our classic.}
we had FHE.
played trivial pursuit. {girls lost. lame.}
and sang around the piano.
we went on a drive up behind the college there.
it was gorgeous.
we looked at the stars and at the "city" lights.
seriously so pretty.
we then went to bed.

monday we were going to hit 6 flags.
but oh no it was closed.
good thing we checked before we made the 2 hour drive.
we ended up going to knottsberry farm.
it was seriously a blast.
christies dad came with us and honestly i loved it.
he is so much fun to be around and like i said we had a blast.
after he treated us to chili's.
we then drove home.
it was so so so so much fun.
we packed our bags and were sad to leave the next morning.

acting like the gargoyles.

we woke up early and packed the car and left.
we drove the dreaded 6 hours. 
this time much more sleeping happened.
we stopped for gas in primm.
i decided to get a coke.
bad idea when you have a bladder of a new born.
seriously with in 2 miles from the last exit of vegas i had to pee.
literally i had. to. pee.
i told my self mesquite was coming and i could wait.
i tried to get it out of my mind but i almost lost it.
there was a time i was trying to come to senses with being 20 and peeing my pants.
luckily that didn't have to happen.
i made it just in time.
thank heavens.
we finally made it back to cedar.
it felt great to be home. but we all still longed for cali again.
we treated ourselves to krave.

it was an awesome weekend.
and seriously we will be going back.
we love california.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Friday, October 14, 2011

soak up the sun. {sheryl crow.}

santa monica beach.
i am headed to california.
ill be back tuesday.
beach. 6 flags. shopping.
how could it get any better?
oh i know.
its fall break so i am not missing school.

Monday, October 10, 2011

happy birthday (rachel.) {the song.}

rachel is now 10.
she is getting so big.
this past weekend i went home to celebrate.
it was a party let me tell you.

friday after i got home i went shopping for the birthday girl with my mom.
definitely a party.
we got shoes. clothes. soccer stuff. and much more.

saturday was hetic.
josh. lindsay. and rachel had soccer games.
not in one place. oh no spread through out utah.
springville. bountiful. and lehi. 
ha it was a divide and concur.

except me.
i stayed home.
i baked cakes.
shopped at walmart.
made cake balls.
made fresh salsa.
i got my oil changed.
yes i was productive.

the layers were suppose to be different shades of orange. it only worked ok..
after the games we went to the byu football game.
we= my family. my aunt. uncle. and cousin.
and my other cousins cousins. {they are practically family its no big deal.}
obviously we tailgated with delicious food.
hotdogs. chili. salsa {yes i made this}. chips. hot cocoa.
it was a party.
followed by cougar tails in the stadium.
{you would be a byu fan too if you could have a 2 foot maple doughnut.}
{don't worry i only had 3 bites of my brothers.}
byu finished strong with the W. 29-16.
it was cold. i froze. but it was still a blast.
photo bomb. by the father.

cougar tail=2 feet of delicious maple doughnut.
then sunday came.
it was rachels birthday.
we woke up before church and had cake and ice cream.
yes for breakfast. {its tradition.}
she opened presents.
yes her hair has caught on fire before. more then once to be precise.
then we had church.
i went to a friends homecoming with the besties.
it was so much fun.
its so fun to see how much people change from a mission.
it was also so much fun to see the besties. 
honestly i miss them so much.

after we came home and had rachels birthday dinner.
of course it was roast beef. mashed potatoes. rolls. and veggies.

yep that sums up the weekend.
now a week of school the....
i'm a little excited. its fine.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

change. {taylor swift.}

friday {6 days ago}

this morning.

welcome to utah.

goodbye shorts and sandals.
goodbye basking in the sun.
goodbye swimming and lemonade.
goodbye fresh fruit and popsicles.
welcome cute boots and coats.
welcome scarves and hot cocoa.
welcome snuggies and slippers.
welcome snowball fights and sledding
welcome long nights and short days.

welcome winter.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

laugh about it. {n.e.r.d.}

its sad how other peoples embarrassing moments make my day.
for example.. yesterday a guy on campus fell off his bike right after he passed me. i laughed for hours.
today a guy biffed it on his long board trying to jump stairs. i am still laughing.
{don't worry neither of them were hurt. im not that heartless.}

Monday, October 3, 2011

run baby run. {sheryl crow.}

funny how the last couple weekends have been amazing.
but this one beats all.
it was family oriented.
it was sun oriented.
it was general conference oriented.
it was great.

after school we {the roommates} decided to take a trip to sand hollow.
it was much needed.
we soaked up the sun.
we also played in the water.
it was beautiful weather.

friday night.
my family drove down to st. geezy picking me up on the way.
we saw the little mermaid at tuachan.
it was amazing.
the costumes. the special effects. the acting and singing.
all awesome.

saturday morning.
early morning. like really early.
we pulled ourselves out of bed to cheer on my uncle.
he ran the st. george marathon.
we cheered him on at mile 16ish.
then again at mile 26.2
it was a tear jerking experience.
5 runners still stick out in my mind.
the first was one who almost collapsed 50 yards in front of the finish line.
the guy running next to him helped support him to the end.
they didn't know each other. 
yet he helped him finish the race.
third was a man who was running with jello legs.
also about 50 yards away from the finish line.
his friend had his arm around him and carried him to the end.
all i can saw we were all fighting the tears.
of course in the back of our mind we were concerned about the 5th runner.
what if he didn't make it.
is he ok. does he need help.
then we saw him.
running strong.
he crossed the finish line 3 hours 14 min after he started his journey.
he qualified for the boston marathon by 1 minute.
he is my hero.
maybe i can be cool like william {my uncle}someday and run like he does.
waiting for will at mile 16

mile 16! looking strong!

mile 26.2! look at him go!!

after with wifey karen!

afterwards with the family.

saturday day.
after the race we went to the pool.
we basked in the sun and played with cousins.
we then went to the hotel room to watch general conference.
it was a great session.
i was the only one who knew because i was the only one awake.
my mom claims she was listening with her eyes closed.
i'm still not sure.
my mom and i by the pool.

cute cousins swimming.

"watching conference"

saturday night.
grease lightening.
yes we saw grease.
it was amazing.
i wanted to dance and join them on stage.
it was a party.
oh did i mention i stayed with my cousin nicole.
yes we had great fun together.
we love grease!

sunday morning.
bryans birthday party at the cracker barrel.
we had yet to win the triangle tee game.
but we ate a delicious breakfast before we went home.
my family dropped me off at school.
i watched conference. studied. and went to bed.
happy birthday bryan!
i think this weekend was a success.
but ash and chad.
carrie. cory. and family.
brucie. andrea. and family.
granny. and grandpa.
were GREATLY missed.
but it was still a party.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

new girl in town. {hairspray.}

after a couple of weeks of decision. preparation. and hard work.
she is ready.
who is she??
"she" is mine and my sisters new food blog.

here is the story:
so we were all home for a weekend {which is rare.} 
my sister ash was like lets start a food blog.
i of course jump on the band wagon.
we then invited the younger sisters.
together we created the sun*kissed bistro.

check her out.
you won't be disappointed.
{well maybe you will be. but that is only because we only have 1 recipe up.}
but i will be posting today.
and don't fear because we will be posting 3-7 times a week.
check it out HERE! 
and become a follower.
{you know you want to.}

p.s. greatest weekend ever. i will blog about it tomorrow. seriously so stoked to share it!!