Thursday, October 25, 2012

Preston's Birthday

Happy Birthday to Preston!!! (last weekend)

My cute husband turned 25 on the 19th and we had a lot of fun celebrating! We went to Tucanos for lunch that day and it was amazingly delicious just like it always is :)

Here we are at Tucanos:

Then Preston went golfing while I got things ready for his party that night. We had a combined party with Preston's friend, Rob Brinton. Cute thing about this is that Rob and Preston are SO alike. They went to high school together, served their missions together in Germany, lived together after their missions, got married two weeks apart, and have their birthdays a week apart. Crazy huh? (Rob and Tawni didn't wait for us to have a baby at the same time though haha)

So we had a party for them at Rob and Tawni's house. Tawni did such a good job getting everything together and making so much good food! Their Halloween decorations were adorable too!

Preston has some wonderful friends and it was so much fun to have everyone together again! We played the chairs game, ate, watched youtube videos and just hung out. It was a fun night!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Phone Checked

Ok so this is a bit random, but I just wanted to share one of my favorite things on the radio- Phone checked. I feel stupid, but I don't even know what radio station it's on because in my piece of crap car the thing where it shows the radio station is so dim you can only see it at weird angles. So I don't know the radio station- most likely 97.1, but it's so funny! It's just all prank calling and I LOVE prank calling. I did so much growing up that I even got the cops called to my house! Yeah... that was not so funny...

So let me describe the mornings when this comes on. I'm rushing around like a mad woman trying to get to school on time, and then I'm getting parked and phone checked comes on and all of a sudden getting to school on time isn't so important anymore. So I sit in my car and listen to these prank calls and it totally makes my day. This morning's call wasn't that funny, but the other week there was a prank call to this girl who was getting married soon and it was supposed to be a wedding planner or a worker at this hotel or something where she was getting married. So the wedding planner calls and tells her that the place is double booked and the other person is paying a lot more, so the girl is going to have to find somewhere else to have her wedding. Oh my gosh it was so funny, the girl was crying and all that and this wedding planner is just like "well we can offer you a free shrimp platter." Anyway, it probably doesn't even sound that funny but it was! (I told Preston and he just thought that was mean... he doesn't understand the beauty of prank calling)  But the thing is it's so funny once she finds out it's just a phone check because then it's just a fun story she can tell :)

So I just want to recommend that people try to catch this on the radio... it comes on around like 8:00 and maybe even at other times but that's when I hear it. And second, I would like to recommend that my friend Lauren Brown (Jepsen) apply to be the prank caller because she is the absolute best there is.

That's all. Happy Monday!!

Monday, October 8, 2012


Fall is in full bloom! (or the opposite I guess..) And even though I kinda dread this time of year because it means that summer is over, I figured I better just start embracing it because it's going to come every year whether I like it or not! (on a side note I think this will be my favorite time of year when I'm older because then fall doesn't equal going back to school and freezing my butt off on campus.)

Today I came home from work and had some delicious potato soup from Old Towne Grill and cuddled with Preston because I won't get to do that for a few days since he is leaving for New York City tonight. I also turned on my little heater at my BYU office, and I wore a scarf! So I guess you could say I'm feeling pretty fallish today.

I had a wonderful weekend watching conference and taking some Scobee family pictures up in the canyon with the changing leaves. These are some pictures I snapped before getting in the car to leave after getting our pictures taken.

Me and Kristine (my sister in law)
The little girls

Emma, my sister

Addisyn, my niece

Driving down from the American Fork Canyon

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Engagement Anniversary

Yesterday was our anniversary of getting engaged! 2 Years ago my wonderful, beautiful husband proposed to me and made me the luckiest girl in the world. He surprised me by having my friend, Lauren, call and invite us up to dinner at the Zermatt in Midway. I was so excited, especially because she said to dress up and I love dressing up a little bit! haha So we get up there and he keeps driving past the Zermatt and of course I'm like "Turn there! Turn there!" having a fit that he's driving past it. He gave me a little letter to read  that was very romantic and I knew right then and there that this was the night! (I kind of already guessed that ahead of time though.. I just knew somehow)

He kept driving up into the hills above Midway to a clearing that had a beautiful view of the Heber/Midway valley. He always knows what I love! Once we were there he opened up the back of the car and had a nice picnic basket with food and chocolate covered strawberries (courtesy of his mom and sister) and he also had... A Ring!!!! It was the most beautiful ring I'd ever seen and he got down on his knee and asked me to marry him and I said yes! After that we went to my house and to Lauren's house to announce our engagement. My mom has some pictures from the night but I never got them from her so here are a few from Lauren's house:

It was an amazing night, and I just remember feeling so completely happy that I was marrying this man. He has been the perfect husband and I don't know what I would do without him. Thanks for everything honey and thanks for planning the perfect proposal for me!

Still absolutely love my ring! (ignore my yucky winter hands!)

The past month or so

It's been a while since I've blogged so I thought I would do a little update/what's been going on with us blog post. Nothing too exciting, in fact, it probably won't be exciting at all haha we've just been really busy since school started back up!

We got home from Sun Valley and went back to school like the next week. I am currently taking a full schedule at school in the advertising program (only 1.5 more semesters!!), working on campus doing billing work, and working at the Old Towne Grill. It's been a bit crazy, I mostly work during the day and then have night classes, but sometimes I have class during the day and it's a whole lot of running around between jobs and classes. Also I got called to be the relief society secretary this last summer so that's been keeping me busy too.

I feel like this is turning into a "poor me I'm so busy blog entry" which isn't what I meant to do, so enough about that. I'm really not as busy as I sound, I think everything works out just fine if you don't do homework haha ...which leads me to my next thought.. I have been watching Anne of Green Gables (like the 6 discs that are 2 hours long each) these past two weeks and if you haven't watched them in a while you are missing out! I love that movie/girl with all my might! I even find myself talking like her and like Marilla... Preston doesn't like it when I do that :)

About Preston, he has been working hard on his school work and been doing lots of networking to get an internship this summer. He's been going out to New York and meeting with banks and that's been going really well for him. He's actually going to New York again this next week to meet with people. He's a real hard worker. I don't think I could ever be as dedicated to studying as he is.

He still makes time to do fun things with me though. This last week he took me up to Park City to stay at a nice hotel and go to dinner and shop. It was so beautiful up there with all the leaves changing color, and it was a really fun getaway.

I know this blog post is a little bit all over the place, but I wanted to say that I have been making dinners for almost two weeks in a row!! This is a HUGE accomplishment for me because I don't think I've ever made dinner this often! Sometimes you just get fed up with eating frozen lasagnas, frozen pizzas, frozen everythings and decide that you are going to put to use those 500 recipes you've pinned on Pinterest and that's what I've done and it feels so good! I'm also going to throw in here that I went to the farmer's market that they are having on Wednesdays on Center street last night and got a whole box of wonderful produce. It was the highlight of my week!!

What else has been going on.... well I missed my birth control pill two days in a row and got my hormones all messed up. I was a complete bear for about two weeks, bless little Preston's soul for putting up with me ;) I think I'm doing ok now, although I don't handle stress very well ever. Also we have Scobee family pictures this Saturday and I'll have to post those on here when we get them back, hopefully they turn out well!

Here's a few phone pictures of my life lately:

Hiked Bridal Veil Falls

Made made this cute silly putty word in church for me

Ruby River steaks!

This piece of glass was in my foot for about 3 weeks!! I finally saw a corner of it glisten in the light and pulled it out of my foot! Guess that's what I get for working at a bar.. not really but kinda

Laid grass in my parents yard all Saturday! We were pretty proud of it!
The group of sweaty workers getting lunch after laying grass
Not a great picture, but the trees are amazing in the canyon!

A salad and Anne of Green Gables every night while Prest studies, it's a gooood life!