Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Tis' the Season for BASKETBALL!


At this very moment...we are camped out in the living room for the next 2 hours, eating and cheerin' on our favorite basketball team: GO JAZZ!

Today is the first game of the season, and you better believe that nothing could stop us from sitting here and watching like faithful fans! And, as you all know...during game season, we NEVER miss a game. NEVER! Dustin was pretty shocked when he came home tonight to find that the game was already on! Yep, that's right, I am one heck of a wife...who knew that of all things, that is the first thing he noticed! Not, the game food I had prepared, or the homemade bread, but....that's right...the game was on!

Now, let's get ready for a great season....GO JAZZ!

Monday, October 26, 2009

When life hands you lemons...make lemonade?!

Maybe this saying would be a little more inspiring and uplifting if I could make Dt. Dr. Pepper out of lemons...but I can't and therefore, I am just stuck with the lemons.

Every single year, and as I disgussed with you towards the end of the summer, I stress. Maybe it's normal, and I am sure it is, but as of lately it has went from stress to over-flippin'- whelming. Sometimes I just have to break I did earlier today...sorry babe! I told you all I was going to try to be better, and I have tried...but I am only human I guess.

(apology for all the venting...but it tends to be very theraputic)

Now on to happier things...fewww

This past week/weekend we had so much going on. I had a HUGE test to study for, a Relief Society lesson to prepare, we had a wonderful wedding to attend, and our annual Platinum Party. With the exception of the test and the Relief Society lesson, we had a great week/weekend!

Our Platinum party was at a fun club called The Depot at the Gateway Mall. They had some Latin band, and latin dancers (one lady was bigger, as in muscular, than The Rock himself...she could have taken out her partner with her pinky lie!) Costa Vida and Cold Stone catered the party, good food is always a plus! It was great to see everyone, and to be able to relax and have some fun!

The girls...and Ladd!

Me, Tiff and Alley

Poor Dustin is cut out of this picture...but this is our group from our D.C office!

Quickly, I would like to congratulate Buzz and Camille Black on their wedding. They were so cute and their friends and family gave the funniest the newlyweds are off in Hawaii enjoying the heat while we freeze here in Utah! Not fair...;)

Dustin's news...

Dustin was offered a job at Alltel this past week! He applied Thursday night, so hopefully we will hear from them soon! It will be nice for him to have a job and keep busy during the winter. He is really excited about it, and I couldn't be happier for him. Good luck babe!

He also was asked to coach the little girls Junior Jazz team. (cute, huh???) They have tryouts tomorrow and he can't wait to pick his team! The poor girls are really in for a treat, he started blabbling to me stuff he wants to teach them, and that he isn't sure if they are able to do and learn all of these really cool things yet....(ya, it was all jibberish to me, but hey, it all sounded cool) He hopes to have his cute little cousin Mischa on his team, so I am so excited start attending their games! We hear she is awesome!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

You know what I love??? (besides my Hubby and puppy)

One FANTASTIC girls weekend in St. George! With just the gals!

Our annual girls trip to St. George has become one of my FAVORITE traditions! Not only because I LOVE to shop, or that I LOVE musicals, or even that I get away from homework, housework, and other chaotic parts of everyday life, but because I get to spend QUALITY time with my Mom, and sister(s). "Laughter is an instant vacation." ~Milton Berle ...and that it was... We laughed until it hurt- one of my favorite things to do!

We started the tradition of doing our "Favorite Things" to go along with our tradition of "Girls Weekend." It is always so much fun to see what everyone brings. When we first got to the hotel, we exchanged our "Favorite Things" and freshened up for some dinner at Cafe Rio! (my fave) Our hotel room was hilariously painted. It was like they said, "If we paint random parts of the wall, maybe it will look like a seperate rooms. We could do a BRIGHT RED wall that will be a great backdrop for our guests to take pictures...Oh, and lets put pictures of Eagles EVERWHERE in cheap frames, it will really brighten it up in here..." Not that I have anything against color, or eagles for that matter...but, I'm just sayin', maybe a little help from an interior designer would help boost their popularity...just a suggestion.

I love my mom...

...and my Sissy!

The infamous red wall! oh dear...

Our "Oh no you di'nt!" faces...ha ha Ma your silly!

This year we went to the musical AIDA. It is a sweet love story with music by Elton John. If you are at all interested in musicals, this is a MUST see! The acting and singing was amazing!

The two main leads...they couldn't have done better! I was so impressed!

We also spent the day doing my FAVORITE thing...going to the movies! We couldn't decide whether to see "All About Steve" or "Love Happens" so...we decided to go to both! We loved both movies. One was hilarious, and one was a cute/sad love story! I made sure to write my opinion under my .movies. section on my blog...

"The length of a film should be directly related to the endurance of the human bladder." Alfred Hitchcock And isn't that true...? Kayla and I invested in the LARGEST drink and popcorn you could get, and boy was it good...but I was about ready to have an accident midway through the movie. My Dt. Coke was ginormous!

We also made 2, very well-worth-it, stops by The Orange Peel for some Bubble Tea (or should I say Bubble Smoothie) I had forgotten how much I LOVED that place...awwww....pure deliciousness.

Thanks Mom and KAYLAuna Markavic for the fun trip! I can't wait until next year to see what craziness we can stir up! Love you both SO MUCH! And remember...what happens in St. George, stays in St. George! ha ha ha