Sunday, December 27, 2009

Had a holly jolly Christmas!

Christmas 2009 will be remembered because of having time to spend with family! 

I love each one of these people!  I feel so blessed to have them in my life and to love each one of them for who they are!

For matching PJs at Christmas breakfast! (thanks Mama Peggy for the breakfast roll recipe!)


For the men in my life who are so strong and manly and tough!... and they eat a lot, but hey they are dudes!

And last but certainly not least!  For Indie being the newest member of the family and the happiness that he brings to all of us!

May everyone have a great new year and may we always remember our Savior throughout it!

Jon, Michelle, and Indie

Monday, December 21, 2009

This is a wonderful video! A very cute one too!  Please watch this as we celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ.  Hope every one has a blessed Christmas!  Love, Jon and Michelle

Saturday, November 7, 2009

So, today was interesting

I took Indie to get his first hair cut... the poor little guy couldn't see from having such long hair over his eyes!  I am proud to say that it only took two whole hours!  Lol, I know that sounds like a lot, but really for this being his first time at the lady's house and his first time getting a trim with me, it went well.  He definitely does not like the bath!  He would so NOT be the dog to jump in the water after you to try and save you!  I love the look that he got!  It's called the "teddy bear" look and he looks way cute!

I am such a proud mama! 

Friday, October 16, 2009

Training Indie

I am such a proud mama!  Lol, I know i shouldn't brag or anything, but I do feel proud of myself!  I am learning so so much with Indie and he is learning a lot too! 

I've been reading this "Puppies for Dummies" book that a good friend let me borrow and it says that the first things that a puppy needs to learn is his name.... so that's what progress we've been trying to make.  Indie is now 11 weeks old and officially knows his name!  I am so proud of him and I for working together to get the name thing down.  Be it, when he is out in the back and he gets his little sniff on, there is no getting his attention and he just goes sniffin and sniffin and wont listen to anything.  But that's probably something he'll grow out of. 

The second most important thing that the book says that he needs to know is potty and where it is ok to go potty.Well, for the first week that we had him it was going great!  Until the tropical storm came and made everything wet and trust me... he's not the type that likes to be messy.  So, that being said he wouldn't go!  That was frustrating... he would go inside though!  Ahh!!!  So, after the strom passed and everything dried up he ventured out to the yard and is almost back to his normal schedule. 

Today was my first scare with him (mainly why I'm blogging, so I can look back and laugh at how worried and over reactive I was at this point in time with the first puppy in my life).  I wish that the book for dummies had answers on how to take care of a puppy that has a certain list of symptoms, but it doesn't, so the following is my first "Ahh!! what the heck do I do!?"

It was in the 90's today, and yes we had a storm come through like two days ago! and I know when I am hot I don't like to be outside, I just WANT TO BE COLD.  Anyways, I couldn't be home today because I had an all day training meeting for my job, it was all the way up in SLO and that meant that I couldn't be home to play, take Indie out, etc.  Well, I was thinking about the poor little fellow all day when I was up there because it was so darn hot!  I was thinking, "This is his first heat wave! And I'm not there to make sure he's drinking enough water and eating plenty and going potty."  Needless to say I was a worried mama.  I got home and he was excited as usual to see me, and then he just plopped down and didn't want to do anything.  I mean nothing!  He didn't want his favorite toy in the whole world; didn't want to eat or drink; and one time as he went to go and scratch his ear, the poor little one fell over out of exhaustion.  I knew it was too late to take him to the Vet and so I called my dad, he just said that I shouldn't worry and that he'll be fine.  Thanks dad, but that's not quiet what I was looking for.  I knew he would be fine, I just needed to know how to help him! 

I walked over to my neighbor across the street(who let me use her book) and took Indie with me.  I was telling them all the signs and symptoms... and they just laughed and said oh boy!  They just said that this was normal for a dog and that he was just really super warm and needed some where cool and to be cool.  Now, they also have a young poodle and so both our dogs played and chased each other around till the were both so tired and we were laughing so hard.  They were so helpful and I will forever remember tonight because of how worried I was and how overly motherly, I guess you would call it, I was.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

New Addition!

Introducing Indiana "Indie" Jones

Indie is the newsest member of our family!  He is the cutest little dog and has such a great personality!
Indie loves to lick when he is happy!  
We love the way that he is so social and loves to greet us with such happiness and pure love
when we get home from work and school.

Here he is meeting Aunt Carolyn and loving every minute of it.  
We got Indie on October 7, 2009 from a home breeder in Lompoc, CA.
Every morning Indie loves to wake us up around 5 AM
and loves to play with his favorite frog to get all his morning wiggles out.


Indie is such a smart puppy!
At this age in his life, he's just suppose to be learning how to potty
train and learning his name, which both ar ecoming along.
As a bonus, he knows how to play fetch already,
he even has a tiny ball that fits his little mouth!!

We are so excited to have Indie and to be learning so many new things about raising a puppy!
(very good birth control too ;)  ) 

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Before General Conference was broadcast over so many different venues, we as a family, when I was little, would always go down to the Stake Center in our area to watch General Conference. I remember coloring packets that had to do with the Prophets and speakers and as I got older I remember taking notes and learning more about the Gospel and applying it in our every day lives.

Today, as I got up, I don't think have ever been so happy to get up early and watch General Conference. I don't think I realized how much of a blessing it is. I can honestly say that my cup is so full now that I feel like I don't know if I can wait for next General Conference. It seems so far away.

In our every day lives, the need for guidance and direction is what drives us to our knees and with humble hearts, pray to our Father in Heaven for answers. Today, the talks that were given filled those questions, answers and concerns that have been going through my head.

I have a new look on life. There are renewed spirits to keep moving forward and progressing. There is a new light that is in my life that was not there before. This is why I loved Conference today. Some how and some way, the Gospel applies to each one of us and if we are searching and praying for those ways we will be blessed to find them if we but humble our selves.

I cannot wait for Sunday's Sessions! Please watch them and be Spiritually feed.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

The temple

I got to go to the LA Temple today for the first time! It was so marvelous to be there! I could not have pictured being any where else to feel the calmness and love that is in the temple.

My parents were married in the LA temple and so they were able to show me around and I got to see where everything is in there. It is so huge! I love the temple and the blessings that we receive from it. There is such a strong feeling when you are in there that is indescribable.

I got to surprise my grandma in the temple! See, they work at the temple for one week out of the year and this happened to be their week to be there. I got to see her and share special time with her in the temple. What a marvelous thing it is, to know that we are with our family's forever when we are sealed in the House of the Lord for time and all eternity! How thankful I am for a family that is active in the Church and parent's who have taught me the blessings of being close to the Savior.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Adventures on Ambien and other happenings

So, since my mom and my sister both take ambien, and I too have that darn genetic sleeping disorder that plagues my family, I decided to request a perscription from my doctor...
Also like my mom and my sister, I too do weird, funny and sometimes stupid stuff on ambien.
one night I bbq'd while on ambien, like around 11 o clock at night! I love bbq, and apparently I loved it even more on ambien. I started cooking stake shishkabobs earlier in the evening, hours after I was done, and after I had taken ambien, I decided to cook my chicken shishkabobs, I don't remember one bit of it! When I woke up, I noticed that the chicken shishkabob skewer was completely gone, I had eaten it all. I asked Michelle about it and apparently she told me I was so impressed with my own cooking that I tried really hard to have her eat some as well. I also told her "it was the most divine chicken I ever had" I don't really use words like 'divine' in every day vocab... also Michelle reports I was walking around like a drunk person! but regadless, ambien + bbq = fun! (I think I'm lucky I didn't burn the house down)!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

One year!!

Last year on 08-08-08 I married the love of my life! It is our one year anniversary today! I love him even more today than a year ago and will love him even more for years to come! Thank you for being my everything and I love you Jon!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Exciting news!

So, looks at the pictures from the bottom one up (I'm jsut figuring out that it pupts it backwards). We finished painting our walls! For those who don' t know yet, we moved into a house shortly after we got married, it's not ours, but we are helping fix it up! We have spent...oh the past nine months (totalling the months we have been married) trying to paint the walls of our living room! Well, being newly weds has been a blast and working together has been a lot of fun! We've both now become experts on how to peel paint; fill thousands of holes in the walls; texture walls; put primer on to cover the ugly paint colors!; and finally paint the walls! It has been a long process and as I look back on it, a great learning experience for me. Here are some pictures that I took as the process first began and all the way to the ending of it! Now the task is to clean up the mess that the whole process has made!!! Wish me luck cleaning!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Recent movies!

Jon and I have spent the past two Friday nights at the movie theater watching two very good movies!

We watched the new X-Men movie and loved it! plus...who could go wrong with watching Hugh!? Just last night we went to see the new Star Trek movie! Oh my goodness! I can't believe that I really enjoyed it! Here's why I say that:

We walk into the theater and the lights are low and there are some people there chatting away at how excited they are. I am a total people watcher, so I start to notice that there are way to many guys in there that look like they are the type of nerdy guys from high school that wear the pants that are WAY TOO short and they love to study their Chemistry book.

Seeing that I was going to be in the theater with so many nerdy looking fellows (that does not include my husband!) , I was not thinking to highly of the movie...honestly when you think about it, nerds are not the "normal" of the world (that's why they get picked on right?).

I set my judgements aside of the people around me when the lights went down and the movie! It was great! You will have to see it!

Now of course, nobody can replace The original actors, but the movie is very good!

Friday, March 13, 2009


All I have to say is that reading other people's blogs makes time fly way to fast! Today happens to be a day off for me. Now usually on days off I like to be productive and clean the house (some may know that we are trying to paint the inside of our house and it is takinga while) but today just didn't hit me as a day for cleaning, I wasn't sure what I wanted to fill my day with. So, I went online...three hours later I came out from it and decided that I really should be getting all walls ready for painting, packing stuff up and rearranging the house so that we can paint. So, here I go! Off to go start, I'll turn on some music, find some boxes to put stuff in, and up dated everyone about how reading other people's blogs online has helped me want to fill my day off with the wonderful task of painting a house! Good luck with your day! I hope all goes well!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Just looking around at different blogs and found this!

"A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person." Mignon McLaughlin
1. Return to the beginning
2. Keep your mate at the top of the list
3. Be each other's best friend
4. Focus on the positive
5. Appreciate the differences
6. Have a sense of humor
7. Enjoy sexual intimacy - both of you
8. Talk to each other
9. Be your mates' favorite cheerleader
10. set your boundaries
11. Raise your kids together
12. Manage your money in harmony
13. Nourish the spiritual side of your marriage
14. Hold on though the hard times
From the book "Married For Better. Not Worse"
by Gary and Joy Lundberg