Thursday, January 27, 2011


Ahhhh! Just hours after I posted about Jimmer, we had our very own JIMMERSIGHTING!  He was just hanging out with Jackson Emery at the SAME Costa Vida in Provo as my dear Watson and me.  My dear Watson went up to them and said, "Jackson, sick dunk," and, "Jimmer, you're freakin amazing." He got their autographs and now it is framed in our house. They were really nice. They are just normal guys, and Jimmer's even kinda dorky :).  He was wearing ugly shoes.


Read this article about last night’s BYU vs. SDSU game on CBS Sports: (just scroll down to the bottom and look at the pregnant girl).
The pregnant girl in the picture at the bottom of the article is my friend Chelsy from work. Her baby was due yesterday but she went to the game anyway….and still no baby. She’s at work today and we’re all amazed about how famous she is now. She even got her picture with JIMMER!!!!  AmAzing! Apparently there was a guy from NIKE who also took Chelsy’s picture. He’s trying to get the company to start printing Jimmer shirts for all the crazy BYU fans, so he was taking pictures all night long.  There were a lot of really funny signs at the game (my dear Watson went and reported). My favorite was the big one that says Jim-Jimmery-Jim-Jimmery- Jim-Jim-Ja Roo.  Or the big giant Jimmer head pictured in the Deseret News…or how about the one that says Jimmer Fredette University?  This Jimmer craze is sooo fun! All of these pictures are from KSL and the Deseret News!

This one is awesome!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


I crave adventure. When I was in College my life was organized by  4  month semesters. With each semester came some kind of change – new apartment, new roommates, new ward, new classes, new schedule. A change every 4 months satisfied my craving for adventure. It also ingrained in my mind that every 4 months something should change. Now, approximately every 4 months my mind starts naturally aching for an adventure.  Let’s move out of state, better yet, let’s go visit a different country for 3 or 4 months.  The problem is, I’m no longer in college and my life is no longer organized by 4 month semesters. It’s organized by 8 hour days, 5 days a week, 52 weeks a year.  I can’t go anywhere for longer than a week because I don’t have enough Vacation days, and we can’t pick up and move because of school and work.

Sometimes I need to do something different than our normal routine, and if I don’t… I might explode. That’s why this weekend I planned an adventure. Vegas was out because we needed to be back on Sunday to teach our Sunbeams. Next best thing: Kamas, UT.  I looked at a map of Utah and picked a few small towns I’ve never visited. Kamas was the winner. We drove to Kamas to find a small town diner where we could eat lunch. Gateway Grille is what we found and I had the most wonderful sandwich that was as tall as 3 of my mouth. On our way home we stopped at Park City and cruised Main Street. Our 1994 Corolla enjoyed the company of cars that were 2 years old or newer – just babies compared to our timeless moving terd (as my dear Watson likes to call it). We went into several fun shops and kept our eyes peeled for famous people. We missed the Sundance Film Festival by a week though so we didn’t see anyone famous, just a bunch of boring millionaires in mink coats instead. 

We went into a hot sauce store that sold all sorts of spicy sauces.  When I saw the name of the store I thought it was called Function Hot. As soon as I started reading the labels on the hot sauce bottles I realized that the name “Fn Hot” was not short for Function Hot.  Kick Butt Rib Rub, and other slightly naughtier names for the hot sauces gave it away. We didn’t spend very much time in that store but we had a good laugh at my initial naivete. 

We had a grand adventure!

Ice Fishers!

The chairs at the diner had cow-hide backs.

HUGE! And that's only 1/2 of it. 

The Gateway Grille in Kamas.

Park CITY!

Oh, and this is our New Year's celebration. I look like I have a mustache

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Homemade with Love

My dear Watson and I hand made gifts for our moms for Christmas this year.  I wanted to make my mom some cute covers for her Ipad. So I did. My dear Watson helped me figure out the basic logistics of the design and then I just gave it a go.  I borrowed my mother-in-law's sewing machine and my mom's too. I just told her I needed her machine and she needed to leave.  It was really fun. I made 4 and each one is designed a little differently. I enjoyed sewing and now I have a big long list of sewing projects I'd like to do. I don't have a machine though so the other day I hand sewed one of the things on my list. Just a simple little make-up bag, it didn't take too long.  I guess part of the gift was that I actually sewed something. My mom loves to sew and now so do I!

All 4 Ipad covers

My favorite fabric (I LOVE owls).

For my mother-in-law we made a birthday board. We got the idea from my sister-in-law who made one for my parents a few years ago.  We had to adapt the design a bit because we couldn't find the exact materials my sister-in-law used, but trying to work out all the kinks was the best part about making the gift. We thought it turned out really great.

The letters stand for each month in the year. We screwed little hooks under each letter and then hung the little circles below from the hook according to the month of each persons birthday.

Girls were pink, boys green. I wrote the name and their birthday along with the year on the side. My sister-in-law used  wooden gingerbread boys so they looked like actual people, but we could find any that were the right size, so we went with circles.

My mom made all the kids calendars this year and she used a little vinyl rub-on kit. She had a lot of extra rub-on pictures for each month so we used those to add character to the board.