Sunday, November 30, 2008


Well, I just spent about 20 mins posting about our Christmas tree hunt yesterday with pictures and everything and right before I went to post it my computer decided to close the internet. So....we'll try this again! :) Yesterday me and Dillon met his family and went to chop us down some Christmas trees. I hate to admit it but this was my first time Christmas tree hunting. It was a lot of fun but definately harder than it looks to find the "perfect" tree. Most of the trees look pretty dang good until you walk up to them! Lol, but we ended up with a couple of good ones. Me and Dillon's looked pretty good until we chopped it down and then looked pretty sad. But after a few surgeries and a little hot is WONDERFUL! :) I love my ornaments too with a HUGE thanks to my mommy who helped me and Dillon make them. They look so good and I love having all of our Christmas decorations up. We don't have a lot but we have enough to make it feel homey and Christmasy! :)

Friday, November 28, 2008

Thanksgiving Break...

WOW, its Friday...that means that this break is almost over! It has definately gone way too fast but has been so nice. Last Friday when school was over I went home to watch my little bro compete in Mr. SVHS (way to go little dude). Dillon had to work so he stayed home and came up to SV Sunday morning and we stayed until Tues. On Tues evening we headed back here to Rexburg with Emily, Dillon had to work Wednesday night. Me and Em decided to go shopping in IF (everything 1/2 off at Aeropostale!!!) Thurs morning we got up and headed to Utah for Thanksgiving dinner/Christmas party with the whole Hunter clan!! YUM YUM! Thurs night we went from Ogden to Smithfield to stay the night with Gma Brough. Dillon and Jake were having a good old time playing poker with the boys at my aunt and uncle's and didn't come go to bed until after midnight. Dillon was NOT tired when he got to gma's and just wanted to sit and chat. lol, so we didn't get to sleep until about 1:30am. Then a few hours later....oh man...since we were in the big city some people thought we needed to get up and do the early bird shopping! I was NOT going to go until me and Dillon decided to get a video camera for Christmas (what we were chatting about until 1:30)so........I did it! I woke up at 4:36 am to Lacie in my face saying "LETS GO SHOPPING!" way too enthusiatically for being that time of morning! So I crawled out of bed, threw on some clothes, pulled my hair into a beautiful bun on the top of my head (Lyndi you loved it!) and left. Well I had my Christmas shopping done with the first 10 mins but apparently I wasnt off the hook to go back to gma's and sleep. Around 9:30ish we finally got done shopping. It wasn't all horrible I mean: an awesome DVD video camera for $179, free breakfast (twice), and much much more...just ask mom and Lyndi! :) Well, after all this fun we are finally home in Rexburg and Dillon is now at work.
Here are just a few pics for all the fun we've had! :)
These pics are ones from being home in SV. Payzli loved playing with Uncle Dillon... reading books, playing WII...

Like I said...we had Thanksgivin dinner and a Christmas party and of course, Santa HAD to come!

This is my latest craft I did this week. That's a pic of us on our honeymoon, at the beach and the sand and shells we took from that beach all in a glass block. I kinda like it! :)

I tried to upload a video of Cody's talent at Mr SVHS but it wasn't working. Maybe I'll try again later.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Picture Tag

For this tag I had to open my 4th picture folder and post the 4th picture in that folder and blog about it. Well this picture was taken last winter in SV when Dillon came to visit over Christmas break. Dillon, me, Heather, Roy, (Emily came later), all attempted to go sleddin on the dry farms across the street from mom and dad's. Needless to say to snow wasn't very good or very abundant! lol. So this is Roy giving us a push and I believe this was the time down that I broke my butt by crashing ontop of a gigantic rock protruding above the snow! Well I thought it was broke, it hurt SO bad and I could not sit or do anything for about 3 days. Thanks Roy Jean! :)


I have been doing homework and studyin/taking tests literally ALL day so now that I'm mostly done :), I'm gonna take a break and catch up on some long overdue tags.

8 things I am obsessed with right now:
-Counting down the days until Thanksgiving Break
-Counting down the days the graduation/Hawaii
-Gettin all caught up with hmk
-Finding that dang little frog
-That’s pretty well what consumes my life!

8 words or phrases that I often use:
-"I love you, see you later." -Dillon
-"Have a good night at work, I love you." -Dillon
-"How was work? I missed you." -Dillon
-"Um...I have no idea!"-Everyone for pretty much everything
-"Uh, I don't think that will work" -The girls I work with in preschool
-"You can either sit on your mat or sit on my lap. Nope, hiding under the loft isn't a choice." -A certain (very cute) little boy in my preschool class
-"UGH! I have so much to get done." -Anyone that will listen :)
-"What do we have to have done tomorrow (occasionally 'today')? -Usually Dawn or Shelby but anyone I have a class with really

8 shows that I love to watch right now:
-Law and Order
-Jon & Kate Plus 8
-What Not to Wear
-Nature or most anything on Animal Planet (weird, I know)

8 things I did yesterday:
-went to school
-study study study
-worked on preschool stuff
-FINALLY got an internship lined up
-FINALLY told Bro Anderson that yes I can be head teacher again next semester
-made choc chip pancakes for dinner (Dillon was working)
-talked to my mommy

8 favorite place to eat:
-Hard Hat
-Texas Roadhouse
-Craigo’s Pizza

8 things I am looking forward to:
-A week break from school
-Going home to see my family and going to Utah to see the Hunter Clan
-The end of the semester (graduation)
-Having money -- haha
-Having a baby (no this is not an announcement, I just mean someday)
-My internship

8 things that are on my wish list:
-storage space: a spare room, a closet, anything!
-kitchen table (must have a bigger apt first)
-new clothes
-some really cute shoes I saw that week in IF with Shay
-cute home decor
-a bed, of our own, that doesn’t break the second you sit on it
-a washer and dryer of our own (preferably a dryer that doesn’t take over an hour just to dry whites)
-school to be over for me and Dillon

8 people I tag:
-and really…anyone that wants to that hasn’t! :)

Saturday, November 8, 2008


Well this morning Dillon got up bright and early and went to meet Bill and my dad and go shoot some pheasants over in Roberts ID. Since Dillon was going to be gone doing that then had to be home to go to work at 4, I was going to take the chance to go home and spend the day with the girls at mom's house. Well, I looked up the weather and it said it was supposed to snow most of the day here and in SV and I didn't really wanna risk it going alone, in my little car, just for a few hours. So instead, I thought about going with Dillon and the boys just to go along for the ride but I decided it wouldnt be very fun, I'd get cold, and I had too much homework to get done. So I stayed home and this is what Dillon brought me...a whole garbage bag full of pheasant. He plopped them down on our kitchen cupboard and in the kitchen sink and started cleaning them. We didn't have gallon size ziploc bags so I ran to the store real quick for him and got home just in time to see this...(Don't worry, after he was done and left for work I took full advantage of the opportunity to scrub and sanitize the kitchen and our whole apartment actually.) So now we have even more adventurous meat to eat. So far this semester we've had buffalo jerky, buffalo hamburger, buffalo steaks, moose roast, salmon, halibut, antelope jerky (coming soon), and still have some red snapper, ling cod, crab and now pheasant to try! Oh man, nothing like having a family full of hunters and fishers! But don't worry...we've managed to squeeze a little bit of good old beef and chicken in there! :)

Now for a little update and FYI on other things.........
  1. Still no little frog (I really wish he would turn up). I really can't even imagine where he is!
  2. For those asking about the internship ordeal, no we didn't win. The main guy the teachers in my department had been talking to decided to go on a 3 week leave. So when my teachers called his office again the best argument the college could give was that they stongly encourage students to do their internship off campus so they basically make it as hard as possible to get them to apporve one. So now I am looking at my other options for internships in the great town of Rexburg! Good news being tho, keep your fingers crossed, I may be able to do my internship and work at the preschool depending on schedules and such.
  3. Dillon didn't have to work Thurs so we decided to take some time and go get the tires rotated on both the cars (we both got new tires around the same time last year and decided they needed rotated). They told us it would be about an hour (don't worry we took homework) but Dillon's car was done within about 15 minutes. About 10 minutes after that they came to tell me that my tires were rotated but I needed new front brakes soon! So...3 hours and $160 later I got my tires rotated and new front brakes. What a suprise ending to our seemingly innocent adventure of a free tire rotation.
  4. Dillon doesn't have to work Thanksgiving day! YAHOO!!! We're going to go to SV for the first of the week, come back so he can work the middle of the week, head to Utah for Thanksgiving day, and come home so he can work the end of the week!
  5. Only 2 more weeks until Thanksgiving break then only 2 more weeks until the semester is over, I graduate from college (minus the internship), and we go to HAWAII for a week!! YAY!!!

Monday, November 3, 2008


This was Dillon and I's center pieces for our wedding. All the frogs lived (oh maybe 1 died) so my family took a bunch, his family took a bunch, and me and him took one. We left it in the original center piece design and have had it sitting on our dresser. I have been fairly good at taking care of it, changing the water about once a week and making sure there is just the right amount of water so as the little guy won't jump out. One time, about 1 1/2 months ago or so, I got a little too much water in there and he immediately jumped out but we got him back in quick. Well, I changed his water about 3 days ago cuz it was lookin a little shabby. I got just the right amount of water and plopped the little froggie back in there. Well this morning I went to feed him and I couldn't see him. sometimes he likes to hide behind the vase so I lifted it up but he wasn't there. He was nowhere in his little home. I looked around the immediate area but was running late for class so I had to go. I got home from classes and looked everywhere. I moved everything I could but couldn't find him still. Dillon got home and helped me move the dresser (it has a broken leg) and froggie. He had to leave for work so I once again tore EVERYTHING around that area apart and guess what!??!?!? froggie. Well I am all out of ideas so I guess when we move out we will find a little frog skeleton somewhere? (sick I know) He couldn't have gotten too far, I mean look at the size of him and he has to live in water. I really wanted to find him but no luck and I spent 2 hours tearing everything apart and putting it all back together. On the bright side -- he's just a little frog, I got a good excuse to do a little rearranging, and we still have the big frog we caught at Beaver Dick a few weeks ago and there is no way he can get out (his little cage has a lid)!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

How silly of me.....

WARNING -- I'm going to take a moment to vent (sorry).
Well, how silly was I to think that by getting married we would be able to see eachother all the time, I mean, we would be living together. Needless to say this week has been a little frustrating. Dillon is finally on a normal and regular schedule of working Mon, Wed, and either Fri or Sat which I didn't think would be too bad.
Well this was our week this week:
Monday -- Get up and be in class at 9 am, I get home at 1, go get Dillon at 3, Dillon leave for work at 3:45, I do hmk and wait up for Dillon (dozing off and on while reading my scriptures), Dillon get home about 10:45, go to bed.
Tuesday -- I get up and leave at 7:10 (waking up Dillon to tell him bye), Dillon go to classes at 9, I get home around 1:30, Dillon get home around 2, We eat lunch together, I do hmk, Dillon goes hunting and gets home around 7:30, we eat some dinner, I'm sick with a terrible cold so we got to bed around 9:30.
Wednesday -- Much like Monday but I don't go get Dillon until 5:30, run home to eat dinner, Dillon at work before 6:30, I do hmk and try to wait up for Dillon but am too sick and fall asleep before he gets home.
Thursday -- Starts out the same as Tuesday but Dillon only has one class so he gets home at 10 and goes hunting, I get a migraine during preschool so I leave my class after that early and come home to sleep for 2 hours, visiting teachers at 4, Dillon gets home around 6, do hmk, hometeachers at 7:30, eat dinner, in bed by 9:15 cuz once sinuses were killing me.
Friday -- Same as Monday, I went to IF to run some errands while Dillon was working, stop to see him for about 20 mins, come home to do some hmk, Dillon gets home around 11, I...once again...have the beginnings of a migraine so we go to bed around 11:30.
Saturday -- FINALLY, our day to see eachother and do hmk together and hang out? I slept in and got up around 9:45, we did some hmk together and about 30 mintues ago Dillon's boss called wanting him to come into work. So, here I am, sitting at home, husbandless once again. He should be home around 4:30 but then there is a football game on and Landon (Dillon's bro) is coming over to do his laundry. hmmm....we'll see how the day ends I suppose.
I guess there is always tomorrow.
Maybe the weeks will get better though since deer season closed yesterday.
Now, I apologize to all those that actually read this! I'm sorry, I just had to vent to someone!