Friday, October 28, 2011

The Latest: Three Blogs Squashed into One

Robbie turned 25 back in September. We celebrated a couple times by going out to eat at Winger's with our friends and since his actual birthday was on a Sunday we had a big dinner at my mom's house where we celebrated his birthday and my brother Carson's 19th birthday. It was fun and low key just food, dessert and games. Robbie's big present was new basketball shoes that he got for himself. I gave him a tennis raquet and tennis balls. My motive behind this gift was that we could finally have an activity we could do together since Robbie loves sports and I used to play tennis, but we have yet to actually play together. Someday.

Poor Willie was in pain since he had just had lasik done a few days before.

It was Carson's 19th birthday = he got all mission stuff.

Grandpa D made his famous Ribs. They were delicious as always. Thanks Grandpa!

Birthday boys

Robbie's handsome smile has been struggling as of lately. We are working on it.

Proud to say I made their birthday cake and it was a big hit!

It was a fun birthday party! Thank you everyone for coming!!

I had to do a big project in school where I designed my own futre salon. I had so much fun and lots of help from my close friend Kayley and my sister-in-law Mindy! Thanks to them, mine turned out to be the best project EVER! Seriously. Kayley helped me form all my ideas and helped me make a floor plan and pick out all the decorations. And Mindy made me the cutest Salon menu and business card! They practically did my project for me! Thank you guys so much!!! I owe you both big time. Here are a couple pictures:

Robbie and I celebrated our 2 year anniversary last week! First of all I can't believe it has been that long. It is weird how fast time goes by. I am so lucky to have a husband that planned a little get-a-way for us up in Park City. We happened to stay at the Stein Erikson Lodge, you might have heard of it. It's a pretty big deal. It is probably the nicest hotel we will ever stay in. Robbie and I were not expecting such pampering. It was amazing and a perfect mini vacation. I would love to make it a tradition for us to go up to Park City for our anniversary. I doubt we will be able to stay here everytime, but I made a list of things to remember when in Park City.

*Bring small bills to tip. We had no cash except $20's to tip the valet, bell hop, and shuttle driver. {**Note to self- don't let husband ask front receptionist if we are suppose to tip, it was humiliating**} love ya Robbie! We did end up getting some cash and tipping later that night. But still!!! We are such "newbs"(as Robbie would say) at being adults in a 5 star hotel!

*Clean out car, including the following: half eaten chips and salsa container, gallon of almost empty chocolate milk, dirty socks, and other embarrassing trash (I was mortified when the valet asked me if he could clear out any trash for us when he returned our car).

*Take full advantage of the Stein Erikson's spa. It was breathtakingly beautiful and there are lots of services you can do that don't cost a penny. Their locker rooms had a sauna and a steam room with a hot tub and cold dip. We could've relax in there for hours, but unfortunately we didn't even have time to try it. Next time!

*Always eat at Bandits on Main Street. It was amazing to say the least. But next time get nacho appetizer and then split one meal. Robbie and I literally ate 1/4 of our meals because we got so full on the nachos.

*Never buy anything on Main Street. Even in their cute boutique's everything is crazy expensive.

*Java Cow on Main Street has superb crepes, but their ice cream is not-so-great and a waste of money.

* Always shop at the outlets! So fun!

Here are some pictures:

Our view from our balcony.

Our very own hot tub! Robbie was in Heaven.

Robbie really did have fun even though he looks half asleep in all our pictures.

View from outside.

The leaves were unbelieveable everything was yellow.

Java Cow

The outlets. This is the shirt I wanted Robbie to buy at Gap.

And this was the shirt Robbie wanted to buy at the Gap.

We didn't end up getting either of them. We were trying to look for a cool coat for Robbie. He had particular idea in mind, and we just couldn't find it. So Robbie didn't get anything. But of course, I found a few things for myself, just a cheap dress for school and some sweet new work out shoes! Thanks Robbie!

Happy 2nd Anniversary!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Up Chuck

I don't know what is going on with me these days. I have so many mixed emotions in my head. Not any particular thing just- everything. I have been feeling so insecure. Which is not that weird for me. But I think my insecurity boils down to a combination of hair school, new ward, new friends, family issues and work. Did I leave anything out? Oh, and my forever growing waistline. All these things are causing me stress in some way. And I just am going to up-chuck it all right now. So excuse me in advance.

I must be one of those people who cares too much. Robbie is always telling me I worry too much. Which I couldn't agree more. I do worry too much. But what he doesn't understand is that I. just. can't. stop. I can't help but wonder(worry) is this what my life is going to be like? Worrying all the time? Always second guessing myself, wishing I said something different or acted differently? Wishing I was better at everything.

I am happy with the direction my life is taking. But I think I have a lot of expectations for myself. And I get frustrated when I feel like I am slipping. I know it is my own fault. I have a lot going on in my life- just like everyone else. I understand we are all busy. I just wish I could take a vacation. I've been fantasizing about going on a big vacation somewhere far like Greece or New York either one would work just fine. I don't know how to get my life back in balance without taking out one of the big stress factors. But just thinking about taking out something makes me worry.

One thing I have been thinking about lately is how others view me and if I view myself the same way others view me. I feel like I am not as nice or as patient as I used to be. What happened to me? I feel like a insecure 8th grader all over again, trying to be cool, wanting to be cool so bad. I think I have come to realize that adults are the same as 8th graders, nothing has changed. Everyone wants to be cool. I just hate the "trying" feeling. I hate being the one who is trying so hard to be cool or so hard to be the nicest. I hate fighting for people's attention. It is exhausting. I have been trying lately to just be myself. It is a lot harder than I expected. And then I think to myself. Am I the only person who thinks these things??? Am I the only person who has to try hard to be themselves? I hope I am not the only person. But maybe I am.

Up-chuck completed for the night. Thanks.

Monday, August 22, 2011

My Summer

Super Nanny-- I don't know what it is about this show. But I love it.

Tia and Tamara

Vampire Diaries

Project Runway (season 8 and 9)

Tim Gunn- Love him

The Help

Crazy, Stupid, Love

Bachelor Pad 2 - I love this show-- probably too much.

Bachlorette - I felt so bad for BEN! But I love JP too.

Thank goodness for television. Robbie comes home in 2 days. TWO. DAYS. Man, I've missed that kid. I plan on spending my time a little wiser once he comes home. Except now I've gotten myself hooked on all these good shows! I am a little ashamed to admit how much TV I have been watching this Summer-- but man, I love my TV shows! They have been there for me this lonely Summer! Along with my family and Grace, of course! haha. I can't wait to have Robbie back. It is going to be the best!

Sunday, July 31, 2011

I flew to Denver last week to visit Robbie who is out there doing an internship until end of August. He is lucky that is brother-in-law Jakob was able to get him an internship at the company he works for. Robbie's brother Will is also interning there. So on July 4th, Will, Grace and Robbie left me and went to Denver for 8 long weeks. I miss them so much! Only 4 more weeks to go.

I had so much fun when I went out to visit them in Denver. I love visiting family that we don't get to see very often. Mindy and Jakob made my visit so fun! We went to one of Mindy and Jakob's favorite places to eat Cherry Cricket. It was SO GOOD. Thanks Mindy Jakob and boys! Miss you guys already!

Will and Grace

Mindy and Jakob

Then we ate at one of their favorite dessert places. I don't remember the name of the restaurant but their PIZOOKI's are to die for!

Everyone at Pirate Cove

Two weeks after Robbie left to Denver, he suprised me and flew out to Utah.
We celebrated by going out to Texas Road House.

We went swimming at the Scera pool.

Since Robbie has been gone I have been spending more time with my friends. Regan, Kayley, Emily, Noah and I went to Costa Vida. It was fun to catch up.

Tara's Birthday Party

We ate at Olive Garden for Tara's Birthday.

Hair School Pictures

I got the coolest experience to have Rudy Miles and Heggy Gonzales do my hair and make-up to help teach their MAP class at Aveda. It was so fun. I felt like a celebrity! That day they were teaching Aveda students how to work a photo shoot. That is why my make-up is so bold and dramatic. SO cool!

Hair school is a blast so far. I am so glad I decided to do it. This week we start taking clients on the floor for the first time! Scary but exciting.