Tuesday, November 30, 2010


I once had the opporunity to live with a really rad group of girls. One of them, whom I highly admire, doesn't get to live with her husband for a little bit. They both had amazing opportunities in different locations. I can't even imagine what that would be like.

So, while I am grateful for so many things in my life, I think I am most grateful to be able to live with my everything. With grad school and work situations heading our way, I am aware there is a chance this won't be always be the case. That'll suck. But for now, I have him here with me and I get to see him every day. I am lucky. Because I don't think I am as tough as my friend (or as smart or cool...really, she's pretty spectacular)...at least not now.

Not only am I grateful to get to spend so much time with sir Kay. I'm grateful that we want to spend to much time together. I can never get enough. Seriously. Ever. My Adam-time needs are never fully satiated. He is so cool and funny. And he will play rock band with me for hours or watch stupid movies. What a champ. If you know me well, you know I don't feel this way about many people...at all. I'm lucky.

I am grateful for A LOT of amazing family. My family is hands down the greatest family ever. We are so close and we do so much together. I love having siblings and cousins as best friends. Adam's family is also incredible and I am really glad to be one of them. I really could mention each family member individually but they know how I feel...and most of you probably wouldn't read it anyway.

I am so glad to be done with some school and to have the opportunity to go to even more. Really, I hate school. But I'm grateful to be in the financial and intellectual situations to be able to fully pursue my ambitions. I am also grateful that Adam has been gracious enough to put his own dreams on hold while I work to acheive mine. He really is the tops (are you getting the sense that I dig him?).

I am grateful for my religion and Savior, for my beautiful home, and for decent health...considering the circumstances. I'm grateful for my perspective. I used to be pretty narrow minded, judgemental, and self-righteous. I am ashamed of that. But I can say, with great confidence, that I have come a long way and that I am a very tolerant and open-minded person...which I like. My life isn't perfect. (Note: I didn't say I was grateful for my chub...but I guess I can be grateful I'm not any fatter than I am). It is pretty great though.

Like I said...lucky.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


Last year, I planned on making my own Christmas Cards. They were going to be really cute. But I never got around to it. This year, in an effort to actually get Christmas cards done, I will be using Shutterfly. I've seen this promotion on many other sites and finally decided to look into . I'm pretty dang glad I did. They are doing a promotion for bloggers (as most of you have probably already seen). All you need to do is fill out an application form found HERE. You'll be required to post about Shutterfly and then you'll be given a code to get 50 free Christmas Cards. Awesome, right? If you don't have your own blog you can always buy their cards, click HERE to check out all their cute Christmas cards options.

These are a few of my favorites:

Way Cute...huh? In looking at their site further, I also saw that they have a ton of other stuff that I'll totally use in the future. They have customizable photo calendars and photo books (something I've been planning to do with my blog posts but haven't yet). And if you don't already have an account, they give you a free order fo 4x6 pictures when you sign up...so it's kind of a double whammy. I highly suggest it. My sister has already ordered her Christmas Cards and they are really cute!

Monday, November 8, 2010

October Catch up

My October blogging is quite lacking...but October was pretty fun filled.

We were going to watch Lyv one Saturday and our sister in law, Lindsey invited us to go to the zoo. It was really fun to take all the kids and help Lindsey out a little (it would have been rough to have all three all alone). In the middle picture is Katelyn, Alyvia, and Max.
The following week, we watched Lyv again and decided to take her to the cornmaze. While we were there, we saw a rock wall and Lyv wanted to climb it. She LOVED this and had a surprisingly easy time getting up the wall. She was much faster than the 10-12 ish year old girls climbing on the other side! She is super athletic.
For my mom's birthday, I made her an atumnal birthday cake (bottom left). I thought it turned out well. I especially like the piping. I didn't have time to dust off the cornstartch to it's a bit powdery but still pretty cute.
Brittany and Kody came over the next weekend (as did, Lyv, my mom, my dad, and Natalie...full house) and wanted help making a cake for their family's fall birthdya get together. I think it's really cute and I love the 2 toned leaves and acorns.

November is already off to a roaring start and I already have a bunch of pictures to post...but that will have to wait. I hope you all had a fun Halloween! We were Jessie and Woody (no pictures) and we carved some cute pumpkins...mine was a flamingo (also no pictures). Now that we're finally feeling good again, I'll be a bit better at the posting...hopefully.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

This is what happens when the Kays get sick

...that's right...big fat nothing.

We've done a lot of cool stuff and have been way busy...I even took pictures to prove it. But I'm too sick to. Sorry. I'm starting to feel a lot better so I'll get a legit post with pictures and all put on here really soon. For now, I'll keep going to sleep as soon as I get home from work.