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What a great Christmas season it has been! This weekend we were able to spend a lot of time with family. Thank goodness I didn't have to work Christmas eve and Christmas day is one of the three days that In N Out is closed. So I got paid Sunday to relax :) Love paid holidays!
We spent the night at my parents house Christmas eve in Kaysville. My sister and her little family spent the night too so it was fun to see Jane open her presents in the morning! I got a new gym outfit, some much needed kitchen utensils. And I can't forget the chocolate orange ball that is a tradition to get in our stockings! Thanks Dallas!
Dallas really wanted the new Call of Duty game so I had to get it for him! He has a pull over sweater that he looks great in but he has a stain that won't come out of it. So I found him one at Costco and got him a new work out shirt. We both agreed we needed new gym clothes this year!
On Christmas eve my family got together for our party. The grandkids did the nativit…

Goodbye school, Hello starcraft2 and christmas!

So remember when I mentioned that I was on my last day of school? well that seems like forever ago…but it wasn’t. I took my finals, sadly enough I never study the right things so I always feel like I am going to bomb the tests. I won’t know my final grades until tomorrow though … :( I will keep you posted.

After school got out I bought myself a little celebration present! Starcraft 2! I found it online for $30. I gave in because every time I tried to download a hacked version it never worked on my mac, and to find it for $30 instead of $60 I thought it was a good time to buy. I love it so far. a couple of my co-workers will play against each other for fun so as soon as I told them I got it they invited me to play online that night. so I went home and finished the tutorials and played a canpaign or two. By the time they were ready to play I knew I was going to be slaughtered but I wasn’t going to let that discourage me from putting up a fight. so I said goodnight to my darling wife, l…

Work Presents

So today at work my boss gave me what is called a burger coin. They are really sweet collectables especially for the associates but customers can use them for a free burger. Its made of real silver I guess and is worth a lot more than just a burger at work. It'll be fun to have! My boss gave them to all the workers that come in the early morning to help get the store open.
Dallas got a present from his work today too! His work had a christmas party yesterday during one of Dallas' finals so he couldn't go. They ended up doing a gift exchange (it sounded like one of those you steal the presents from each other) but familylink provided all the gifts. Apparently they were all pretty expensive gifts too! Since Dallas didn't get to be there he got the left overs. But boy did we score! He got a Vitamix and a cook book to come with. You can make soup in it because it can heat up the food and it can even make ice cream. Its really going to come in handy! Thank you familylink!! T…

Yummy bread!

These little beauties here are by far my favorite bread out there! In the spring and summer my parents have a garden where they grow tomatoes, cucumbers, pumpkins, and also zucchini. The zucchini I swear look like they are on steroids. They are huge! As a little side note, growing up we had a huge garden with corn, cantelope, tomatoes, carrots, beets, the list was endless and it made such yummy fruit and veggies especially the corn! Not too long before we moved from California we planted orange and lemon trees and I was really sad that we didn't get to enjoy those fresh fruits! ANYWAYS, back to the real story my mom is always sending us home with these veggies and I had no idea what to do with all this zucchini. So I went on a hunt for a good zucchini recipe and found this recipe for Chocolate Zucchini bread on This is one of my favorite blogs to find new recipes. Anyways, I have made this bread a couple times since I have found it, but my parents don't have …

Last Day of the semester

Well the title says it all! Today was the last class day of the semester for me. From here it is time to dive into the books and really study for finals. I have 3 class finals. Physics 2010, Personal Finance 1060, and IT 1510. The IT class final should be pretty easy since I only missed two questions on the last two exams. The Physics final is open book open notes, so I don’t feel like I have to study too much for that one. Sooooo, my focus is going to be on my personal finance final. Hopefully I will do good! So far my grades look like this:

FIN 1060:             90% IT 1510:                91% Phys 2010             81% Phys 2015(lab)      82%

with the final in mind and my Finance teacher to grade my final project I have yet to know what the final grades will be. Wish me luck!
Sorry I have been slacking on the blogs as of late, Loni kind of used up all the good pictures, but I found one she didn’t put up. (It’s me!….making a weird face)

here here is one of a hand print on my belly w…

Oh Christmas Tree!

Merry Christmas!! So its finally starting to feel a little more like Christmas around here. (I just hope we at least get a white christmas this year). We bought our tree which helped bring the Christmas spirit. Instead of going to a tree lot, we went to Home depot which was a great choice!
So for some reason the pictures are all reversed so we are going from the finished product to the beginning :) The ornament above is one of many that we put on our tree growing up. They are old school ornaments that we bought from 7 eleven back in the days. They are really cute and a small part of my childhood I liked! I was able to snag them from my mom because she hardly uses them anymore. I was really happy to get these even though they are from 7 eleven :)
So this is our noble tree all finished. Its simple, pretty much hand me down ornaments but I hate to go buy a ton for the sake of not wanting to spend the money and storage space is limited. But I still love our tree and the wonderful smell it b…

Winds and Weight loss

As everyone knows, there was some crazy wind going on yesterday. Here in Utah County wasn't nearly as bad as up north in Davis and Weber Counties, though! Between Legacy highway and the I-15 I believe I heard there were 13 semi trucks that I fallen over from the huge winds. In Centerville there were winds over 100 mph and declared a state of emergency there! A lot of my friends from Kaysville were posting some interesting pictures on facebook and poor Kaysville just looked in shambles! The picture above is the picture my mom sent me on my cell. The neighbors trampoline cleared the fence and landed in my parents back yard! And the 2 on the 264 on the front of my parents house was ripped off but thank goodness that was the extent of the damage at our home! Some of our neighbors fences and roofs were not as lucky. My parent's business in Ogden had more damage done. A window blew out, a tree fell over, and lost power so they ended up closing up in the morning. My sister is still w…

Sucker for TV

So I have what some might call a bad habit or possibly an addiction, but let me tell you I just love a good tv show! I get hooked on shows so easily! They know exactly how to reel me in and poor Dallas gets sucked in as well. Every week I have my weekly shows that I look forward to and for some odd reason I thought I would share, probably because I don't really know what else to write about!So Tuesday nights is the Biggest Loser and I am lucky enough to have Dallas sit and watch with me! He likes the show as well. I think it motivates us to be healthy! I just love to see the transformations at the end of the episode of the person that gets voted off. Tonight they are doing the makeovers so it will be a good episode!
The Hart of Dixie is a new show that just premiered in September on Monday nights. It has Rachel Bilson who was also on one of my favorite shows back in high school, The OC, so when I saw that I new I had to check it out. The show is about a young doctor(Rachel Bilson) …

Thanks giving!

Lately, my heart has been so full of gratitude! As turkey day gets closer it always makes me reflect on what I am truly grateful for. So I thought I would share with ya'll! Especially since those that read our blog will be included :)
Is it totally cliche to have your husband on the list?? But really like I have boasted many times before I just ADORE this man! I am so grateful for him putting up with my emotional, stubborn, and crazy self for the past year.;) There were some hard times this past year and he always seemed to calm me down without even trying. I am so grateful for his humor as well! He really knows how to make me laugh! I am grateful he is so easy to get along with. He mixes well with all my friends! I am grateful for the opportunity to attend the temple. This year we tried to go once a month and I know there were times we slacked off but the times we went were very special! We are trying to go to the temple where we go on vacation so we went to the San Diego and Laie…

1 year Anniversary

For all those who did not know or did not remember, yesterday was our 1 year anniversary! we made it through the first year without killing each other, and we have high hopes for the future.

In celebration Loni and I planned a couple fun activities.

We slept in!                 I can’t tell you how good that felt!went to subway for lunch!                shared a spicy Italian foot longWalked around costco…                Christmas window shoppingwent Ice skating at peaks Ice arena. 
We made use of our starving student card by buy one get one free so we got in and rented skates for about 8 bucks. We loved watching the little kids that were learning how to skate and it made us want to teach our future kiddies some day. Hopefully by then Loni won’t need my help to skate, as I perform skillfully at being a skating camera man.

watched psych and took nap.         So refreshing!Ate dinner at Texas Madhouse….I mean Texas Roadhouse! 
Their steak is freakin amazing. but call in first if you…

Cookies and cream anyone?

November 17, 2011, I Dallas promise to hereby seek out and egg the property of whomever did this to our altima parked on the street!

Cookies and cream ice cream anyone?

Recovery and Raising Hell :)

Man its been quite the ten days for me! It has definitely been hard and a huge test of faith. But each day there has been less pain and I am returning back to myself. The first half of last week was really tough trying to take less meds so I could go to work. I felt like I was getting worse. I spent most of Tuesday night crying but wonderful Dallas was with me the whole time! This time of year I always like to focus on the things I am grateful for and he definitely takes the cake on that one! I am so grateful to have him in my life and that he is a worthy priesthood holder so he can give me blessings. Whenever I would get down and frustrated, he would always make me feel better even though he had lots on his plate as well. I just can't believe it has almost been a year!! :)Anyways, I am finally not waking up during the night to take medicine and I had to force myself to only take one tylenol and one 800 mg ibyprofin every six hours. But now I feel like I don't even need that m…

Locked keys in the car

Yesterday I locked my keys in the car. I had to call Orem city police to come break open the blue bomb. After I called the police department I realized that the blue bomb has two cracks that span the length of the windshield, and the brake light is broken. I was worried that he was going to give me a situation when he saw them, but to my relief he never even noticed. I was lucky….that time.

This wasn’t the first time I had locked my keys in the car. The last time I locked my keys in the car I was at the Data Center up in north orem. Loni had to come bring me a hanger, luckily I left the driver window down a crack so we could get a hanger down to open it. I have had the intention to go get a spare key after that but never quite did, and what do you know… It happened again in the exact same place, but this time I didn’t have any windows down.

As a last note, I have been motivated by The Biggest Looser to loose some weight of my own. I have a goal to loose 30 lb. and get back down to m…

Gauze, ice, drugs and snack packs

What a weekend it has been full of gauze, ice, pain, snack packs and nausea. I was so nervous going into this weekend, because I haven't had to go through anything like this before. The most I have ever had to recover from was a sprained ankle back in my soccer days. Lets just say pain and I aren't the best of friends. My best friends this weekend were definitely ice and my drugs. Whenever I was in lots of pain, these two things took care of it! My diet has consisted of weight loss shakes from costco, snack pack puddings, yogurt, tomato soup, mashed potatoes, and ice cream. Lets just say I can't wait to eat a big juicy burger or a big bowl of pasta!I did have lots of things that picked me up during the hard weekend. This weekend made me realize what wonderful people I have in my life! My dad sent me the most beautiful flowers with a note saying get better soon. My dad is what I like to call a gentle giant. He seems like a rough character on the outside but has such a big h…

Loni after Getting her wisdom teeth out

Loni got her Wisdom teeth out today so I decided to document it. Luckily I got some good shots if what it was like for Loni.

Pre Surgery (
Being Put under:

Confusion in the car:
Made it home:

The blue bomb took a sick day

So the blue bomb broke down on my way to work yesterday. I was about 100 feet away from work when I heard a pop then smoke just started coming out of every inch of the dashboard, muffler, and hood of the car, so I turned off the engine right away and pulled it into the yellow lane in the middle of the road. it was very sad, luckily it broke down that close to work so I was able to get some guys to come help push it over to the church parking lot close by. I was really grateful it happened before work rather than after because I would have not been able to get help with it a quickly as I did and I would have been late to my lab class. so after we pushed the car to the parking lot and on my way inside i ran into one of my co-worker friends, Mark Olson, who asked me if i wanted to look at it with him cause there was a 50/50 chance he would be able to find the problem, so we did.

The problem turned out to be a radiator hose that ruptured. It has a gash in it about 3 inches long and there …