Saturday, November 28, 2009

Shopping and Scriptures

Nate and I went shopping yesterday morning. Not crazy 4 am shopping, but we went out at 9 am to get some Christmas decorations and wrapping paper while it was half off, and we also had to do a little grocery shopping. While we out we saw this license plate and I had to take a picture of it. I totally made Nate follow the car until it stopped so I could get a semi-decent picture. Where did they stop? None other than McDonald's! Poor Nate was forced to follow them into the drive-thru so I could take a picture. I'm sure we looked ridiculous. I just figured that if someone went to all the trouble to put a scripture verse on their license plate maybe I should take notice. Here is the verse:

3 Nephi 14:16 "Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?"

Just thought I'd share our little discovery with all of you.

Thursday, November 26, 2009


Nathan and I had a great Thanksgiving. I worked last night and was scheduled to work tonight, but I was able to find someone to work for me. What a blessing. Nate and I spend this afternoon eating and socializing with his extended family. We enjoyed good food and better company. Driving home from American Fork, Nate asked if I would like to go spend the evening with my mom, since I no longer had to work. Of course I said yes! We played some card games and some Wii and we would have had a lot of fun, except that my mom totally cheated and won every card game. You think by now she would know that I like to win. Now I'm exhausted (I only slept two hours this morning), but I just wanted to acknowledge the good day we had and I know that I am so blessed and have so many things to be thankful for, not only today, but all year long. Nathan and I want to wish everyone a very happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 19, 2009


Seeing this tomorrow night at 9 pm for date night! Can't wait! Thanks for coming with me Nate!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Smarty Pants

To top off a great birthday, Nate has had a great day today. Nathan took another certification test and he passed! Congratulations babe, you now have your Security + Certification! I am so proud of you. Way to start off being 24!

Birthday Re-Cap

Friday, November 13, 2009

Babysitters Club

Nathan's company gives each of their employees a paid day off for their birthdays. Nate took his day off today. It was so fun to have him home with me during the day, I love spending time with him. For a few hours today we had the opportunity to babysit our nephew Keith. That little boy is so well behaved! Keith hardly fussed and was full of smiles and cute baby noises, we had a blast with him.

Keith played some X-Box in Nate's new gaming chair...

Keith and Nate installed a new hard-drive...

Keith learned how to type...

and then both Keith and Nate played on the computer. All in all, we had a great time. Thanks for coming over Keith!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Happy Birthday Nate!

Just wishing my favorite husband a very happy day!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Morning Musings

Oh man, I'm pretty sure that I need every one of these fabrics. I have a ton of sewing projects that I want to make. The creativity wheels are turning!! I have some days off coming up and I want to run my own little sweat shop. I hope it all turns out cute! I am determined to turn myself into an awesome seamstress.

P.S. When Nate and I were dating, one night I wore his jacket home and kept it for a few days. I kept it on my bed because it smelled like Nate's cologne and it would remind me of him. Would it be weird if I sprayed my pillow with a little bit of his cologne? I am seriously considering it.

P.P.S. Can you believe we are a third of the way through November? Yes, I am listening to the Christmas music on the radio and loving it.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Halloween Weekend 2009

I know this post is somewhat belated, but for documentation purposes, I am posting it anyway. On Halloween Nate and I spent the evening with his little brothers and sisters, hoping to give Benji and Amanda a break from babysitting so they could enjoy Keith's first Halloween. We had a pizza dinner and trick-or-treating and finished the night with a scary movie. Don't worry that while we were trick-or-treating I was referred to as Jake and Amelia's mom. Apparently I look old enough to have a 12 year old child! On Sunday we headed back up to American Fork for some games and family time.

Here are our pumpkin pizzas, which I thought were going to be a hit. None of the kids were super impressed.

I think Nate took 10-20 pictures of Keith's face trying to take a picture of one of Keith's new teeth. This little boy was a really good sport. By the way, I just heard that Keith has now learned to climb up stairs, he is growing up too quickly. Someone needs to have another baby so I have someone little to hold.

Remember that cute innocent picture of Keith? Well here is what he did to Amelia. This picture doesn't do it justice, there was more in her hair. Then I was the mean sister-in-law that made her stand still while I took a picture. Nate wants to show this photo to future boyfriends of hers. There is a good chance she might hate us in 5 years for this picture. However, the funniest part of this story was when Jake reenacted the incident, screaming out "Taste it! Taste it!" We all laughed so hard we all had tears in our eyes.

We hope you all had a fun Halloween weekend. We sure did. Here's hoping that there are many more to come.