Saturday, April 30, 2011

Day 20 & 21

Day 21 - A photo of something that makes you happy
I LOVE flowers. Especially the first flowers of spring with the sun shinning down on them. My most favorite flowers are lilies. Any kind. I absolutely LOVE them and they make me oh so very happy!! :)

Day 20 - The meaning behind your blog name

Well, it means we are the Merrills :)

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Day 19

Day 19 - Another picture of yourself

This weekend's Easter egg hunt with my cute niece Payzli

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Day 18

Day 18 - Something you crave a lot

This has the potential of being a very long list. lol. I can't even count the number of times in a day I turn to Dillon and say, "do you know what sounds really good right now?" His response is to always roll his eyes and laugh at me. I like food. A lot. Especially all that really really yummy oober fattening food! :) But, If I had to pick one thing that I crave the most it would probably be this super yummy deliciousness that I can never get enough of.

I ALWAYS have room for ice cream!!!!!!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Day 17

Day 17 - A photo of you and your family

Brough family Easter 2010
(so we're missing baby Jack)Merrill family Christmas 2008 in Hawaii
(so we're missing a new bro-in-law that has since joined the family)
Our little family Thanksgiving 2010
(this was the best picture I could find that included Skeeter, dang kid never cooperate for pictures :))

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Catch up post

well, the only real posts i have done in the last few months have been about our birthday's so i decided it's time to do a catch up post about the few other fun things we have done the past few months. the first part of March my mom and sister's and i had another girls craft weekend. this time we did at my sister's house in Preston since she had just had a new baby a few weeks before. we got as much laughing, crafting, eating, and shopping crammed into those 2 days as we possibly could! :)
i'm sure my mom felt abandoned and used the whole time since most of the time she was sitting and quietly crafting while the rest of us were either on our phones...shoving our faces, playing on the computer....or cuddling with precious baby jack!! :)we all did get some crafting of our own done as well...and dawson was ALWAYS wanting to help :)
dawson was wide awake sometime around 6 saturday morning and my sister lacie and i were the lucky ones he woke up. so being the nice aunts/sisters/daughters we are, we took him into his bedroom to quietly play so he didn't wake everyone else up. that morning his most favorite game to play was "camping in mexico." so even after everyone else woke up we still had to play "camping in mexico," we just got to move it downstairs into the living room where we had more space. lol. so here i am driving the "mexican truck" to take dawson camping. this truck even came complete with engine noises. and when my mouth would get tired and i would tell dawson we were there he would quickly tell me we weren't there yet, "just 10 more miles to go" lol....such a funny kid
the weekend after our girls weekend dillon and i were able to go back down that direction to Logan and go to my cousin's wedding and to go to a temple session with shay and aaron and hang out with them and the adorable baby cecily, who isn't so baby anymore! *no pictures...dang it :(* we got to stay with lacie and jake and the twins and luke was loving dillon this trip. he loved to just sit on dillon's lap and play with his mommy's ipod touch.we also got to go with my sister and her boys to see my grandma brough. she LOVED meeting baby jack!April came and i got to take my young women's volleyball team to the regional tournament. in february we won the stake tournament so we got to go to regionals!! i have never even heard of regional young women's volleyball so it was a lot of fun...even though we lost :) it was very stupid tho because they didn't play a normal volleyball game with 2 games to 15 (or whatever) instead they just had us play for 20 mins and at the end of 20 mins whoever was ahead, won. stupid. so our first game we only lost by 1 point and our second game we had to end with only 5 players cuz one of the girls got hit in the face. so overall we were pretty disappointed but still had fun :)
the next weekend we were able to go to the Pocatello Rodeo. unfortunately my camera died so this is one of the three pictures i took. but it was a really fun rodeo with lots of good stock and some pretty good spills
the day after the rodeo we were able to head back down to Preston for baby jack's baby blessing. we just spent the day there but had lots of fun seeing family and once again getting to cuddle with jack! :) *no pictures again...i'm terrible*

And last but not least, dillon got a job! he's just working for his uncle and cousins doin farm work when he has some spare time, but so far i think he's enjoying it. i got to go with him the other day to check gopher traps and actually had a lot of fun! lol. i have never trapped gophers before and it was quite entertaining and educational.
in other news: sunday i got put in as the assistant girls camp director for our ward. dillon's aunt is the camp director so i'll get to work with her planning camp then get to go with them. so that should be fun.

not much else is going on, now we are just patiently(?) waiting for spring to feel like spring so we can enjoy being outside again and are getting super excited for the annual Brough Easter egg hunt this weekend :)

Monday, April 18, 2011

Day 16

Day 16 - Your celebrity crush'Dr Jackson Avery' from Grey's Anatomy!!!!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Day 15

Day 15 - Something you don't leave the house without
My phone. Although I always take it with me; sometimes it is dead, sometimes I accidentally leave it on silent, sometimes I leave it in my car, etc.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Day 14

Day 14 - A TV show you're currently addicted to

Well, not necessarily addicted to, just really don't like to miss! :)
(Only CSI Las Vegas and NY, I do not like CSI Miami)
To name a few...... :)
Yes, I have no life

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Day 13

Day 13 - Your favorite musician and why?

Well shoot, I really don't think I have a favorite musician or even a favorite genre of music for that matter. I just love music. Period. I do listen to country music the most and love pretty much anything by Rascal Flatts, I like Darius Rucker a lot, and Kenny Chesney too, and I LOVE Josh Turner's voice....ooooh baby! And for a little bit of a change, lately I have really been into listening to Michael Buble, Frank Sinatra, Harry Connick Jr and a little bit of Bing Crosby and John Mayer! :) Even though I don't have one favorite musician I do have a new favorite song. Listen to it by clicking here. Dillon always calls me a 'crazy girl' or a 'silly woman,' I think that's why I like it so much! :)

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Day 12

Day 12 - A photograph of the town you live in

Well I can't find a good picture of Blackfoot and technically I live on Fort Hall Indian Reservation and there are no good pictures of that about just a picture taken from my back porch since it is a beautiful day?
(I took the picture on my phone so it's not the best quality/coloring but you get the idea)

Monday, April 11, 2011

Day 11

Day 11 – What’s in your makeup bag?
Makeup...duh! :)

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Day 10

Day 10 – A photo of your favorite place to eat
This is a tough one. In case you didn't know, I LOVE to eat out! Because of that, I don't believe I have just one favorite place to go....I have lots. So currently my favorite is this wonderfully scrumptious place.This is the place I have been most recently craving and thanks to my wonderful mom-in-law I got to go there for lunch yesterday. YUMMMMMMMMMMMY!!!!!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Happy Birthday to me!

I can't believe I'm another year older. It is crazy to think I am only 1 year away from being 5 years away from being 30!!! lol. I don't feel old enough to be 24...oh well, guess I am. My birthday was Thursday and we really didn't do a whole lot to celebrate but it was still great! :) Dillon did take me to Arby's, which means a lot considering Dillon does NOT like Arby's and I love it!!! But other than that we just hung out with each other! That night Dillon made me some cupcakes and let me blow out candles and open presents.I also got a fishing license and some underwear! Mini Cadbury eggs, Special K cereal, a fishing license and underwear....what more could a girl possibly ask for when she is a poor grad students wife???? :)

Friday we made the trek to Antartica...I mean Star celebrate with my family. For those that don't know, I share a birthday with my dad. Growing up it was a birthday tradition to have chocolate cake with chocolate frosting and mud pie! I haven't gotten to enjoy that birthday tradition since I left home so I made a simple birthday request and TADA!
My dad and me with our helpers since there were 80 candles to blow out since my dad is so OLD! :)Me and my present-open-uper-helper :)
I got spoiled again and got more chocolate, some money and this amazing necklace...
"i can do hard things" has kinda been my motto/motivation to make it through this fertility journey we have been battling for so long. Since my birthday also doubled as my due date for my miscarriage, this necklace was the most PERFECT present I could have received this year. THANK YOU MOM!!!

I also got some more money and a lunch/shopping date with my mom-in-law and sister-in-laws for this weekend! All in all it was a very good birthday and I got nice and spoiled!! :)

Monday, April 4, 2011

Day 9

Day 9 – A photo of the item you last purchasedLame? VERY!