Tuesday, May 31, 2011


When I heard the broadway play Wicked was coming to Boise there was no question I had to go. The shows were right around our anniversary and last year I took brett to the Jazz playoff game so he thought it was only fair to take me to Wicked this year. Our friends the Panniers also wanted to go so we bought tickets together and made a weekend out of it.

We left Friday afternoon and the first stop was Cheesecake factory for an early dinner. I can't believe this but Brett and I had never ate there, and boy were we missing out. It was ridiculously delish!

We did a little shopping at TJ Maxx home and as you can see the boys enjoyed themselves.

Saturday morning we took the boys golfing. Hard to believe but they preferred that to shopping.

While the boys were golfing Emily and I checked out Idaho's Largest Garage Sale. This picture only shows a small portion of all that was there. It was like tons of peoples individual garage sale all put together at one place.

I scored this really cool mirror for $30 and a brand new golf bag still in the plastic for $20

We went back to the hotel for a little snooze and then we went to dinner at another delicious restaurant On the Border. After dinner we went to the mall for a while.

Brett found himself in this ridiculous massaging chair. I'm not sure how it could possibly be massaging one more inch of his body.

Haha what can I say!

After the mall extravaganza we went and for frozen yogurt. We are all fans of frozen yogurt it was so good!

Sunday afternoon we went to P.F. Chang's for lunch. We certainly ate good this trip it's making me crave all this wonderful food.

After lunch we went to the play what we had waited for all weekend. There aren't words to describe how amazing it was. I can't stop singing along to the soundtrack. It is my favorite broadway play by a milestone. Even the boys loved it. The play went by so fast we were all glued to every scene. The boys spoiled us with 2nd row seats right in the middle. We couldn't have had better seats. It is such a funny play and it was so fun to be able to see the actors facial expressions.

Alan, Emily and Baby P

Thanks to my hubby and amazing friends for such an awesome weekend. It was a perfect way to celebrate three wonderful years.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

It's a sad day!!

I feel as though I am in mourning for my dear Oprah Show. I feel like a family member has passed away. I know she is still going to be around but it's not the same lets be honest here. I totally agree I tend to exaggerate, but this post is completely honest. The Oprah show has changed my life in so many ways. I'm a religious watcher; it's part of my week and has been since I was about 16. I want to burst into tears anytime I think about never having that again.

I've cried watching the last week of shows. I felt the lessons and stories deeper than ever before because I knew it was ending. I've watched the last show three times now because I want to soak it in. I think I've been in denial since they announced it would be the last season and I finally let it hit me Wednesday. I want to cry just thinking about it. I'm glad I was watching the show by myself I was super emotional lets just say it was beyond the ugly cry.

The Oprah Show has:

Inspired me to serve others
Taught me how to eat healthy
Taught me the importance of a healthy body
Inspired me to be a dog lover
Taught me about the world
Increased my faith
Inspired me to reach my whole potential
Inspired me to get my bachelors
Gave me empathy
Made me laugh
Made me cry
Taught me how to be a more loving and patient person
Taught me to live life to its fullest

I could go on and on about all the things the Oprah show has taught me. Besides the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints there is no other single things that has influenced me like the Oprah show.

I love being inspired and striving to do better. I know that there are so many other things that can inspire me, but unfortunately it won't be waiting on my DVR every day when I get home from work.

If you didn't see the final show these are a few of my favorite parts

"Don't wait for anybody to fix you, save you, complete you.”

Know what sparks the light in you so that you in your own way can illuminate the world.

Each of you have your own platform… mine is this stage, yours is wherever you are. ….. The power is the same. Not everyone gets paid for it but everyone has the call. Start embracing the life that is calling you and use your life to serve the world.

You are responsible for the energy you create for yourself and you are responsible for the energy you bring to others.

There is a difference between thinking you deserve to be happy and knowing you are worthy of happiness. We block our own blessings because we don’t think we are worthy to live the life we were created for. You are worthy because you were born and because you are here. You alone are enough.

To God be the Glory

3 Years of Marriage

I really can't believe that I've been married for three years. That seems like a really long time. I know it's not that long, but I feel like I was just married last year. We have had our fair share of ups and downs, but it makes the ups that much better! I think of how far we have come and none of that would have happened without a few fights and life lessons learned. I'm so grateful for Brett and his unconditional love. He is my main man and so much more than I ever dreamed. Our relationship has never been stronger it makes me so excited for the future if we are only at year 3 now.

Brett sent me flowers at work on Friday. For our anniversary and we just laid around the house and then went to dinner. Nothing too exciting but I kinda like that sometimes too. We considered our actual anniversary present our WICKED trip to Boise (more on that to come).


Our love was destiny. I'm pretty sure we played kiss tag in preschool

Our first date to Brett's Senior Prom
This picture cracks me up because we didn't really know each other and we look like babies. If I only knew I would marry this stranger next to me.

I love being married it is the greatest. I am so in love with this cute guy!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Baseball Season

I have tried to make it to all my brothers baseball games this season. I love watching him play, he has gotten to be quite the pitcher. Abby loves to go with me and she just sits on the bleachers wrapped up in my blanket. I'm hoping we will have some games soon without having to be wrapped up in a blanket.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Summer Secrets

I love working with a bunch of women because I learn about beauty products that change my life! Because I'm so nice I will share because they may just change your life as well.

Victoria's Secret Bronzer (limited-edition) is amazing. Since I'm pretty much albino I've tried lots of bronzers for that summer glow and this one is my fav. Due to the fact it is limited edition a bunch of girls and myself made an online order to stock up before they don't have them anymore and since then I've bought two more. When I received them in the mail Brett was a little worried about what I just bought. I had to assure him they weren't all for me :)

Who doesn't want this summer hair?

This product I am a little obsessed about maybe too obsessed. It's Bain de terre all about curls 2-1 curl refresher and it is seriously magic. I little history about my hair, I can never go all nat-ur-al because my hair is nasty when it air dries. My hair very straight but then the ends flip out in all crazy directions. I've always longed for beachy wavy hair but no egg whites or gel could do it for me. My boss told me I had to try this curl refresher I was extremely skeptical because I had no curl to refresh. I'm telling you I sprits it on my towel dried hair scrunch and I've got wavy/curly hair. It's pretty insane I'm not sure how it does it but it does alright. I love it because depending on the amount I use I can make it loose waves or more defined curls. It's really going to be hard for me to do my hair straight because wavy is so much easier. You may get sick of it or like it better straight but I don't care this summer it's beachy hair!

My mom has the whole setup to do shellac nails and I'm oh so loving it! My nails are difficult because of some skin irritations I have and the shellac smoothes out all the ridges. I'm really hard on my nails because I scratch myself to death in my sleep, so regular polish lasts me a day if that. I love painted nails so this is the perfect solution.
I'm ready for summer where is the SUN SHINE!!!!