Monday, September 12, 2011

Football Fans and Family Pics

We had a fun weekend:) though they are never quite long enough. On Saturday, Bruce and Christine had a bunch of people over to watch the BYU vs U Texas game. You can see who we were rooting for...
Turns out, as BYUI alumn, we feel no strong connections to BYU. But it was still a great game. Besides that, it gave me an excuse to make these tasty treats I spotted from a blog on pintrest (new obession. yes, I do know it's unhealthy).

Strawberries, dipped in chocolate, piped with white chocolate to look like footballs. Maybe not my best piping work, but hey, I'm not Spenser. Either way they were truly delicious. Easy, and highly recommended.

So back in July, Bruce and Christine got married. Can't believe it's been two months. But they just got their pics back which means we get some new family ones...

A little un-traditional, but that's just who we are...
Great picture, but DEFINITELY missing Tay. Can't wait to photoshop him in :)

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Labor Day

oh my goodness, what a week! Monday came as a shock to our systems after driving back from CA. Spenser started school, and I resumed my normal work schedule. By Tuesday, Monday felt like a breeze. Spenser started his bakery job Tuesday. His hours are now from 5am-9am. Wooo! So we get the blessing of being up at 4:30 am daily. Nice, right?

But, we lived through the first week, things can only get easier from here, right? haha Well, regardless, we were grateful for a three day weekend!

We bought the movie RIO and had date night in on Friday. It was a really cute movie! Saturday, we were THRILLED to sleep in until 7:30. We felt so well rested! So we cleaned the house from top to bottom, I had two appointments at work and then Spens and I got our workout on;)

AND THEN... we decided it was time to shop for a washer and dryer. 6 months without, and we were finally ready to look seriously! A couple stores later, and we found these beauties at RC Willey outlet at Labor Day Sale price:)

I still cannot believe we actually bought them!! We had to wait till 4:30 on Monday for them to be delivered, but it was well worth the wait! I got up for work Monday morning, worked out with Spenser, came home and we completely cleaned out the downstairs bathroom in prep for machines! And here they are, installed and ready to use!

Starting that first load of darks was like the best day ever. Happy Labor Day :)

Brittany is Here!?!

Oh goodness. Once upon a time, there was a younger sister named Brittany. I don't know when it happened, but somewhere a long the way, she grew up and graduated high school. So mom drove out and dropped her off at BYU.

It was so much fun to have my family here!! This is during the time that Spenser left me for California, so I was really pretty happy to have anyone in the house, but even better, MY MOMMY! It was a good week. We got to visit, Brit got moved in, and then we went to Ikea.

Oh Ikea. We made it out alive. I actually scored some pretty cute placemats and an ironing board (finally, right?). Appearently mom was unhappy with my choice of mugs for glasses at my house, so she insisted on getting us some new drinking glasses, as well as a fabulous reading lamp for the living room (it's in use right now:)

So glad they could come and play. Sure wish Chelsea mom and dad were closer!

Glad your here, B! (See the mats and glasses? ha)


As usual, I am playing catch up from posts past, but I can't pass this one up! Speser took most of the month of August to go to California to stay with Sheila and Ken and Becca and Jon. When the car broke down at Christine's wedding, Ken took the car home to fix and Becca bought us plane tickets home. So we had a lot of debts to pay.

Spenser got to spend just over a week working and playing with Ken and Sheila. Lots of time on the boat and at the shooting range. Thanks for taking such good care of him!

Then he headed to LA to work with Becca and Jon. When I realized that they were just a short drive from Disneyland and that Spens had not been in many years, something had to be done!!

So arrangements were made, and when I flew in on Friday night, I let him know I would be accompanying him to Disneyland the following day!

We had a blast, of course! Becca and Taryn came to play for the day from open to close. We made it all around both parks. We went and got picnics for the World of Color show. Seriously, if you have the opportunity, GO SEE THAT! it was amazing! Watched some fireworks in Disneyland before making it to a few more rides and having to call it a day.

Best way to wrap up summer and prepare for another school filled fall :)