Friday, December 5, 2008

"Santa's coming! I know him!!"

Christmas is almost here and I am dying from excitement!! It is my favorite time of year and I started singing Christmas songs at the beginning of October. We have one Christmas radio station in Tucson and it's the only thing on in my car. We started decorating and everything looks so cute! I'll add more pictures later but I'll give you a preview.
Very flattering picture of me and the nutcracker...

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


Halloween was very fun. I always get a lot more into it than any "grownup" should. I love to decorate and dress up and I would still go trick or treating if that wasn't so frowned upon. We bought pumpkins and carved them. This was basically the first time Nate had ever had his own pumpkin. He didn't really know what to do and then was so grossed out by the "guts" that he made me scoop it all out. I didn't mind. I get sort of a sick pleasure out of it! :)
I was a fairy... very grown up I know. I had worked all week on this stupid costume and then had to improvise at the last minute. I made the tutu and was sewing little sleeves for this spaghetti strap shirt but the sleeves didn't work out so I turned it into a little caplet. We had a ward Trunk or Treat and we ran the Fishing Booth. When I was getting dressed 10 minutes before we had to leave, I realized that the caplet would work with my fairy wings! So I had to ditch the caplet and wear a T-Shirt with the wings. And then I put the tutu on and never realized how.. ahem.. see-through it was. So I had to stick a pink frilly slip on underneath. Sigh.. I wonder if Tink ever has these issues when going out...
Didn't mean this picture to be so serious... I didn't know Nate was taking a whole face pic, I thought it was just the eyebrows like this one:
The ill fated caplet...

Nate was a homie of sorts... He served his mission in the Bronx so he had his costume put together before he even got off his mission. He wore his Phat Farm jumpsuit, a du rag, and his Bronx, Boogie Down NYC hat. He looked very authentic ;)

Our fishing booth at the Trunk or Treat. Nate hooked the fish and I directed traffic. It was a very fun event for the kids and we ended up having a lot of fun too! Afterwards, our bishop had a grown up party at his house. It was a small dance party sort of thing and it was nice getting to be with more adults.
At the party with our friends
All in all, it was a very good night!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The Weekend

This past weekend was so much fun! Unfortunately, we lost our camera battery charger so we couldn't take any pictures! Grrr I hope we find it soon but I'm not holding my breath because it's been missing for 2 months! So anyway, on Friday we went to Sweet Tomato which is like my favorite place because of their AMAZING chicken noodle soup with fresh, huge, thick noodles and HUGE slices of rotisserie chicken and nothing else! I love it! I hate veggie chunks in my noodle soup in fact, funny story, one time when I was like 12, I tried making dinner for my family and I wanted to make just broth because I loved the broth out of the soup so much. So I heated up broth and served it and it was nasty! Needless to say, my mom made something else. Aaaaanywho, Sweet Tomato is like the Fresh Choice of California or the nicer Golden Corral or something to that effect. So Friday I ate my fill and more. Then Nate and I went bowling at this place called Bedroxx which is a Flinstone-esque bowling alley. Very fun! The best part is that above every lane is a big screen where they play 80's and 90's hip hop and pop songs! So we were bowling to Billy Jean, Too Legit to Quit, Bust a Move, and Whoomp There It Is. It was pretty funny. We learned that I am the weakest bowler ever. I can't hold the ball right so I stick my fingers in the holes and the just swing my arm back and forth picking up momentum until the ball is carried off and down the lane. I look stupid.
Saturday we went to our friends house to have dinner and play games. They made homemade pizzas and threw them on the grill and it was soooo good. Then we played Phase 10 and Nate and I came in 3rd and 4th. Lame. But it was still a really fun night.
Sunday we went to some other friends house to have dinner and play games. Getting the picture we are kind of moochers? We had mac n cheese and played Ticket to Ride. Very fun, but very hard for me. I came in dead last. :(
Monday I was going to run some errands and I opened up my front door and there was a package for me but I couldn't tell who it was from. I thought they were some shirts I had ordered so I opened it up and.... Fisher Price Little People Nativity and Thanksgiving sets??? I didn't order these!! I finally discovered they were from my mom. So I called her up to thank her for the package and she had no idea what I was talking about! I said "The Nativity Set??" She said "Ohhhh I forgot to tell you about that... You're welcome!" She had forgotten all about them! But they were soooo cute!
That was a really long story but it has been a super fun weekend that Nate and I can't stop talking about. Thought I'd share. :) Hopefully pictures will start coming back into blogs soon. Cross your fingers.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


TA DA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, September 29, 2008

Trip to Summerhaven

So we went up to the mountains for the day a while ago and just have not posted. So here ya go!

Thought this was hilarious.
The most glorious, cheesy goodness of a pizza.
Seriously the best I've ever had. And we didn't mean to focus
in on that lady's bum... how embarrassing...
The Uber Macho Chest Rug. Perfect.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Summer trips Part 2

So after California we went to Idaho to visit friends. We stayed with our friends Susan and Nick and it was SO much fun (at least for us!)
And yes I got a little carried away with how cute Calvin is... I could make a whole photo album about him!
They both look very uncomfortable with each other.
Calvin looks like a rock star sticking his tongue out and look at his hand!!
We also worked on a few sewing projects. I got kind of grumpy because mine sucked. :(

So cute.
Went to Craigos. Like ya do.

Ha! So when he was born, I bought Susan some Pee Pee Tee Pees. Hilarious. And we put one on his head to make him look like a wizard!

Susan and Calvin in the pool. Of course I pulled out my camera at the end of all our swimming.

At the park after dinner

One angry lion.
I seriously have like 10 more pictures of him... but I'll restrain myself. :)

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Couple Tag

So Chelsea tagged us... as a couple... so here it is:

Couple TAG
What is his name:  Nate
What is her name:  Rachel
How long have you been together:  Married 1 year, together almost 2, best friends 3
How long did you date:  4 months
How old is he:  24
How old is she: 21
Who eats more:  Rachel
Who said I love you first: Nate tried to say it first but couldn't so Rachel said it first.
Who is taller:  Uh Nate... were about a foot difference
Who sings better:  Rachel
Who is smarter:  Nate
Who does the laundry: Both. Whoever gets there first. Nate folds. Rachel had roommates for that.
Who pays the bills:  Nate at work. Rachel doesn't even know we have any.
Who sleeps on the right side of the bed:  Rachel. It's the farthest away from the door. Rachel's scared of murderers.
Who mows the lawn: We don't so much have grass in Tucson. So neither. But Rachel waters the "garden."
Who cooks the dinner:  Rachel. Nate makes nachos.
Who drives:  Both separately during the day but when together, Nate.
Who is more stubborn: Nate. But Rachel can hold her own.
Who proposed: Nate while Rachel was cleaning the house . 
Who is more sensitive: Nate. Rachel doesn't have a soul.

Tagging: Nick and Susan, Bryce and Jamie, and Warren and Becky

Friday, September 5, 2008

California Trip

So as we were driving up the California coast, our car broke down on he side of the road in a little beach town. Bad fuel pump. 6 hours later, back on the road.
Everyone on the train to the city
Chelsea with her loaf of sourdough
Me and my mom
Everyone in the city after shopping
Train ride home
The Beach
The Gals
Chels and I were having a chicken fight
'Nuff said
Great America
Emma was scared to go on Top Gun

Nate was so excited to be an astronaut 
This telescope is named Rachel!
Hot chocolate in July?!
Very cute