Sunday, February 6, 2011


Hello there! It seems as though I'm not very good at keeping up with this posting business, and I tend to post the happenings of almost a year in one blurb... Oh well! I have a little spare time today, so here is an update of the last little while!

Jared and I had a wonderful summer, spending time with family and enjoying the sun. We were able to go on a fun vacation to California just the two of us. We took it easy, enjoying good food and driving around the beautiful area of Monterey. Although it wasn't as warm as we thought it would be, we still had a wonderful time.

We had new Olsen family pictures done in the fall. Aren't we a pretty bunch? I fiddled with the one of Jared and I on Picnik. It's a fun website that lets you edit your pictures online, and it's easy!

My little sis got married in October. We had so much fun planning her adorable wedding, and it was one of the best days of the year.

Our Holidays were a blast, starting with Halloween. Jared and I decided to be characters from the show "Glee." I'm sure you can guess who we are...

We balanced Thanksgiving and Christmas between the families, and enjoyed every minute of those days. We had time off of work and took advantage of getting rest and taking it easy.

Jared got a promotion at work, passed the PHR exam, and he'll be finishing up school in just a couple of weeks. WooHoo! He volunteers for a local chapter of SHRM (an HR professionals association), and I have recently given him the nick name of "LinkedIn master" (LinkedIn is his new best buddy).

Things are good with me- between work, young womens, family, and everything else that can fill in the cracks, I'm keeping busy.

We have a lot to look forward to this year- a couple of fun trips are in the works. Florida and Hawaii, here we come! I can't wait to tell you all about the Wizarding World of Harry Potter (yes, I'm a nerd). Expelliarmus!

Until next time...

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Goodbye old friend

A couple of weeks ago, Jared and I said goodbye to our trusty old Honda. It was a good car, toting me to work and school, playing my favorite music all the way and giving me great gas mileage. We had some hard times (when it was stolen, some bumps, some bruises), but mostly my memories are very fond. I will miss you, green car!

Here is the new addition. We are still getting to know each other, but we seem to be getting along very well...

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Birthdays and Valentines

This past weekend was so fun! Not only was it Jared's 25th birthday and Valentines day (or Valentimes day as some of us like to say it...), we had a new little addition born into our family. Jared's sister Brandy and her husband Dave welcomed baby Cooper into the world on Friday. He is such a cute little boy! We are so glad he is here and that he and Brandy are doing so well.

We celebrated Jared's birthday by going to a movie, opening presents, washing the car (the car that hadn't been washed in a year...), going out to dinner with the fam, and visiting baby Cooper in the hospital. Jared didn't mind sharing his birthday celebration with Cooper this year, I think he's quite a proud uncle. I got Jared a kettlebell for his birthday, and I'm already sore from trying to use it! Whew, what a workout!

Valentines day was a nice day, we went to church and then spent a relaxing evening at home. We made steaks for our very first time, and they turned out great! Thanks mom for the recipe!

Until next time, ta ta for now!

Monday, January 18, 2010

It's been 6 months- How about another post?

Well, it's been a good 6 or 7 months since my last post. I don't know what happened! I kept on thinking about posting, but never got around to it. Now here it is, half a year later, and I'm trying to figure out what I should write about. I guess I'll just try to sum up the events of the last few months in a list. I like lists.

- Jared and I went to Chicago this summer. We had so much fun wandering around the Windy City. We shopped on the Miracle Mile, ate Chicago dogs and deep dish pizza, and saw the Sears Tower and other famous landmarks. Thanks Rob and Tammy for letting us tag along!

-Jared started school at the University of Phoenix. He is loving it, and is getting great grades. He is so smart! This February, he'll already be 1/3 of the way through his MBA program. Woohoo! (I had to take this first day of school picture and embarrass Jared in front of our neighbors...)

-We went to Las Vegas with the Olsen family in September for a little get away. We enjoyed a few relaxing days of shopping, shows, and HEAT! We got to visit the Hoover Dam, which was pretty impressive.

-Jared and I were John and Kate for Halloween. Our costumes looked great if I do say so myself.

-I made my first pecan pies for Thanksgiving. They looked so wonderful, but I am very ashamed to say that they were gross. I don't know what went wrong. Sorry family, I'll try again someday!

-We had new family pictures taken with the Olsen's. Picture day was one of the chilliest days of the year, and we were outside with no coats on. Needless to say, it was a very short photography session! What do you think of Jared's long curly hair?

-We celebrated our 2nd Christmas in our townhouse. Wow, time sure does fly. We replaced our really small tree with a normal sized tree, and it looked great!

-We spent some quality time with our families and friends. We sure do love them!

Hopefully it won't be another 6 months until you hear from me again!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

a bowl of cherries and a bit of style

I found out today that I like cherries. I always thought I didn't, but a co-worker brought in a bag of cherries from her very own cherry tree today, and they looked delectable! So shiny and red and plump... I couldn't resist trying one. After I did, I realized that I have been missing out on quite a wonderful and delicious fruit. The only downfall is the pit that you have to avoid breaking your teeth on and eventually spit out.

One more thing. My sister-in-law Brandy has launched an extremely cute etsy shop called Just Our Style. The shop has handmade items made by Brandy, Sarah, Tammy, and eventually myself (I'm still working on posting a painting or two...). So, if you have the time, check out I think you'll find something that you might not be able to live without! (P.S. All of the handmade cards by Brandy are on sale until June 21st!)

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Oh Happy Day

Jared is officially done with school! I should've mentioned this a couple of weeks ago, but I didn't... (I'm sorry Jared). His graduation and our anniversary were on the same day, so we went out to celebrate both events that night. I am so proud of him and his accomplishment! Here is a picture of one of the cards he got for this special occasion... I thought it was pretty fun.

Now on to the next big adventure!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Two Whole Years

Two years ago, on May 8th, 2007, Jared and I were married. I can't believe it's been two years, but at the same time, I can't remember my life before being Jared's wife!

Here are some highlights from our wedding day...

We were married in the Salt Lake Temple
Our wedding colors were pink and brown
The wedding luncheon was at the Memorial House in Memory Grove
We had a great photographer
Our reception was at The Gathering Place at Gardner Village
My bouquet was a combination of roses, tulips, peonies, and renuculas
My mom made my wedding cake
My wedding dress had a white sash that was switched to brown for the reception
One of my best friends flew in from Florida, and my sister in law and nieces came from Washington
We had a candy buffet with all sorts of fun pink and brown candies
The weather was beautiful
My hair actually stayed curly the whole day
We saw so many family members and friends
We flew to Cancun the next day and spent a week there for our honeymoon

It was the best day ever!