Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Tailgating in a Football Town

This past weekend Lish and I were asked to attend a tailgate hosted by one of our friends. He asked if we would watch their stuff while they were in the game so they didn't have to put all of it away. We were happy to. Now, you may think, "That's so boring. I'd rather go into the game." But that is foolish thinking. This isn't just any tailgate. It's the Brians' tailgate, equipped with 2 flat screen TV's, 2 tailgate tents, BBQ, plenty of chairs, plenty of snacks, more than enough beer (not for us of course) and so on. It's intense. And we love it! They show up before 7 in the morning and stay into the evening. This is how our friends tailgate.

Plus, the game was at noon and sitting in the sun would have been miserable and hot. And, as we found out later, we could have been one of the many who got heat stroke. I think we made a wise decision.

See what our dog is doing here?
Later that day, when we were cleaning our home, I noticed she looked funny. Apparently, she had eaten something or gotten bit by ants, because her eyes and her lips were so swollen and puffy! We gave her some medicine and the swelling went down. Thank goodness. Maybe she'll think twice before she does whatever she did again.

Monday, September 21, 2009


After almost 5 1/2 years, Brooke Wilberger's remains were found this past weekend. They just held a press conference in Oregon which I was able to watch online. It was very bittersweet. I'm excited for the Wilberger family to finally have some closure. I'm excited for Brooke to recieve a proper burial. I wish it hadn't happened at all, and I wish for her that it hadn't happened the way that it did.

Cammy Wilberger (Brooke's mother) is such a strong woman. I admire her for all her bravery and courage through this whole ordeal. My prayers continue to be with them.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

I Scream for Ice Cream!

There is this delicious ice cream shop here. We actually first went sometime during our first week of living in Tallahassee. It was the only ice cream shop we remembered seeing, and it was 15 minutes away. Now, that may not seem so bad to some of you, but it is. It was quite the commute. But we'd go there occassionally, mostly on Tuesdays. Tuesdays are double stamp night, and we have a punch card. Don't underestimate me when it comes to ice cream.

Anyway, a few weeks ago Lish noticed a new sign at a place basically across the street from us. The sign looked something like this

Oh yes. It's true. Ever since that day, I have been keeping my eye out for the open sign.

Yesterday when I was driving down the street, from one visiting teachee's house to another, I noticed a man standing on the side of the road close to the sign. I turned around to look at the sign he was holding, and you guessed it. It was the "Now Open" sign. I was so excited I squealed! I'm not usually a squealer, but when it comes to ice cream, I can't control myself. I immediately called Lish to tell him the exciting news!

Later, after dinner and what not, when Lish asked what I wanted to do I said, "Walk to Bruster's and get some ice cream of course." So we did. It was a 5 minute walk to this amazing place! (I think this could be bad for my health.) I chose the Pumpkin Cheesecake flavor in a waffle cone. It was delicious! A perfect choice to christen the new location and the fall season.

And I am happy.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

2 People in 2 Days

Two people who are very close to me, more now through marriage, have had their birthdays. Well, one is today, one was yesterday. I will begin with yesterday's...

Happy birthday Scott! My step-father-in-law celebrated another year yesterday. Scott and I instantly connected when we first met. I think it's because we both grew up in Bountiful. And probably because we both have had to deal with Lish. Anyway, Scott is definitely a special person. He is such a hard worker and so talented at what he does. He has a very creative mind and can see how things work just by studying them for a short amount of time. This always impressed me because my brain does not work so well that way. He has such a sweet demeanor and is easy to get along with. It's easy to see how much his family and friends mean to him. He always seems to be working on something or willing to work on something for somebody. He has such a kind and giving heart.

I love ya Scott!

Today we are celebrating Stephanie's 40th birthday! (I'm not sure if she wanted me to share that, but oh well.) My step-sister-in-law (Scott's daughter) is partying it up today. Stephanie and Scott are the same in that they are both so willing to help out. They are both so creative. Steph is creative in a more "crafty" sense. She helped out so much with our wedding, making the sashes for all my sisters. She is extremely talented with scrapbooking and sewing. It's amazing. She has such a huge heart. She is so much fun to be around. She just brings so much joy into the room. I don't think I've ever seen her in a bad mood. She always has a big smile on her face. (And she grew up in Bounitful too! Bountiful is just full of wonderful people.)

I love ya Steph!

I love this family that I married into! Thank you for accepting me into your family so quickly. And thank you both for being so incredible! I hope you have great birthdays!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

The Southern Town...

...of Savannah, GA! We visited it last weekend with our friends Kyre and Lolly, and we had a blast! It's known for it's delicious southern cuisine, which we ate a lot of, and for being one of the most haunted cities in America. We didn't take a ghost tour though, sad. But maybe next time. :)

We got to visit the place where they filmed Forest Gump waiting for the bus, and we got to eat at Paula Deen's amazing restaurant. Lolly and I belly danced at a Morroccan restaurant. We got to see the most beautiful street in America, as voted by Better Homes and Gardens.

Anyway, I'll let the pictures speak for themselves...

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


My best friend and her sister just started their own little business out of their homes. I think their little creations are so cute and I wanted to let you all in on their little goodies. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

Good luck Brittany and Shelby!