Monday, December 31, 2012

New Years Eve/ New Years

What a better way to spend the last few moments of 2012 but with my babe-it was so nice to have him home this year to celebrate with! I got to spend the evening with my mom as I got ready and then I went and picked Nate up and we went out to dinner at 5 Guys :)
Then we went and saw Jack Reacher-good movie!
Then came back to my place to make hot coco for our trip outside to watch fireworks!
Last photo of 2012!
 And first photo of 2013 :) I got my New Year's kiss!!!! So worth the two year wait for that again ;)
I love him, he brings that smile to my face! I had such a fantastic time & I love spending time with him!
Happy New Years to all!!! It is 2013-Let's make it a great year!!!! :D

Jamba Juice with Emily

This morning I got to go out and have breakfast smoothies with my good pal Emily! I love that we make time to hang out whenever we are both in town!!! It is so much fun to sit and chat with Emily :)

Thanks for hanging out with me this morning-great way to spend my morning!

Shannon Time

This lovely lady drove all the way from Seattle to Tacoma to come hang out with me-such a sweetheart! :)
We hit up McDonald's for lunch and then to the mall-we made a pit stop at Dean's house (the institute president but also a great friend!) it was so nice to see him again and to chat for a bit! We made some amazing hot coco-the Spencer's had some yummy flavorings to add in!
Then we hit up the mall and did some shopping and chatting time :) It is so much fun to hang with this girl!
Thank you Shannon!!!!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Nate's Christmas gift-from mom

My mom got Nate a Texas Longhorn hat...he was in love!!!!
He loves himself some Longhorns ;p
He was one happy camper! I love that man!!!!

Christmas Presents

As I get older, waking up for Christmas has kind of lost its spark for me. BUT I do get to enjoy my niece and nephew waking up and being all excited to see what Santa brought and to wish Jesus a Happy Birthday! So cute :)
Watching them walk down the stairs pumping their fists with excitement for their presents at the end of stairs!
We all went around and opened out stockings (the thing I look forward to in regards to presents!) and then we opened up all our gifts! This Christmas turned out to be a great one! I got a crock pot, recipe book, running shoes, candles, soaps, winter apparel and lots of goodies for my place! :) 
All the gifts add a bonus for the season, but the greatest pleasure is being around my family! I loved having the time to spend with them!!! :)
I hope everyone had a fantastic Christmas!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas cookies

The Derb's got a package of cookies from their neighbors and so we took it upon ourselves to make them and decorate them! The kiddos loved the frosting part ;)
I have to admit...Britt's doughy cookie style was the best ;) 
Thanks to the Derb's neighbors! 

Christmas PJ's

Each year we do our family tradition of opening up our one gift on Christmas Eve which is our pj's :) 
This may be one of my favorite traditions we do as a family!
The Derbidge's do a scavenger hunt from the elf (Santa's helper) for the kiddos to find their pj's-to be shown on another post :)
But here we are in our PJ's :)

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Allison & I :)

I love getting to go out and visit with Allison...even in freaky snow storms-so worth the crazy drive!
We got to sit around and chill with her family and talk which was much needed!
Thanks lovely for letting me come into your home and visit for a bit!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Christmas tree decorating

Dad and I went over to the Derb's tonight to decorate Christmas trees (upside down ice cream cones)
That was super fun-got a little messy especially after the kiddos attacked the frosting ;p
But it was super fun! Thanks for the invite :)

Friday, December 14, 2012

My Dad cracks me up

 conversation with my dad just now: Dad: "Who is Dr. Dre, you are into that hip hop stuff-you might know" 

Me: I looked him up on youtube and go "he sings with Eminem" 
Dad: "who is that?"
 Me: "and he sings with Snoop Dog" 
Dad: "No idea"

Me: "ok he sings with Akon" 

Dad: " Acorn-what kind of a name is that for a singer?"
 haha I died laughing!

Tessa date

We don't let distance separate us-we find a way to hang out. ALWAYS!
Tessa came down to my neck of the woods in Utah this morning and we went out to Kneader's for breakfast-unlimited french toast for the win!!!! YUMMY!
THEN we hit up the mall-oh ya we did the girlie thing ;)
You know-if you go to the mall at 10 a.m. on a Friday morning NO ONE is there?!? 
it is like having the store all to yourself ;p
We hit up all the stores we wanted-scored a few items! I got a new cute outfit I'm excited to wear :)
Then we had a random dance party in her car on the way home
oh man she makes driving so much more epic!
Thanks for the awesome morning bud :)

Roommate Christmas

So this picture doesn't actually have all my roommates
I am missing Ashley and Leann-they were hiding away from my camera! 
But Monday night after being home taught (our home teachers are awesome by the way, making sure we were all ready to go for finals and leaving for the holidays!) we decided to swap gifts :)
Got a new pair of gloves, candy jar, notepad, manicure set, and rings :) My roommates are awesome! 
Happy Holidays to Rauni, Britni, Ashley, Leann, & Lacey :)

Sunday, December 9, 2012

USU Basketball Game 12.8.2012

We came. We played. We conquered ;P
I had a roommate date with Rauni and Britni tonight at the USU's Basketball game against Western Oregon University! 86-57

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Fun in the snow 11.10.2012

Oh the snow...only perk of it snowing before Christmas is getting to have a snowball fight in it! I went out to go play with the kids but they were coming back in as I went out *bad timing* so instead I got my dad lol...the big kids can play too ;) It was fun-even when I got white washed lol...Good times!

Jaxson's 5th birthday party 11.10.2012

Happy Birthday to my nephew Jaxson! 
I can't believe you are 5 now-a WHOLE hand!
The birthday party was Mickey Mouse Clubhouse themed! My sister is so creative!
We had hot dogs and yummy cupcakes to eat and then opened gifts-he got some cool new toys!
I love you Jaxson-Auntie K

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Rauni's 21st Birthday! 10.11.2012

We went to Angies for Rauni's birthday and guess what???? WE CLEANED THE SINK!!!
We split up so 3 girls to a sink and raced to see who could do it first haha! Soooo much ice cream but it was so worth the stomach ache! Rauni & I ended up getting our stickers that prove that we CLEANED THE SINK! Heck yes! An awesome birthday gift (a belated one for me lol) :D

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Conference break 10.6.2012

What better way to spend our break in between sessions then hitting up the park as a family?
It was awesome to go out in the warm sun and go play at the nearby park :)
No one else was there so it was like it was our own park-sweetness!
Swings are my favorite :)

Saturday, September 29, 2012

More photos from Cornbelly's

I love my family-so much fun to be around! Such good sports when it comes to kiddie things! We all got in the cows for the train ride haha! We all competed to see who could get down the slides first! Got snow cones which were yummy! Fun times with the family :)

Cornbelly's 9.29.2012

My family went to Cornbelly's (a farm themed activity at Thanksgiving Point) as part of my birthday!
It was way fun-slides, trampolines, and a corn maze!
The kiddos (including Adults) enjoyed it!
Nate came down from Logan to celebrate with me as well which was awesome! :D

Friday, September 28, 2012

My birthday weekend 9.28.2012

Came down to my sister's house to celebrate my birthday! Walked inside and BAM my mom was sitting there-WOW surprise!!!! We had an awesome family dinner and then had more cake!!! The best! :)
It was tons of fun playing with Jaxson & Brooklyn-I love them!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Imani Winds 9.25.2012

Tonight we got to have a date night-YAY! Nate had to attend a musical performance for one of his classes so we decided to make it a date night! (No complaining here lol) The performance was awesome-super talented people! I'm jealous! I was happy to spend sometime with Nate :)

Monday, September 24, 2012

Chalk dance 9.24.2012

What else is there to do late on a Monday night???? Oh go to the USU chalk dance haha! Rauni and I decided we are boring and needed to get out. And well the school was having a dance so why not? We grabbed our roommate Ashley and headed up to dance our hearts out. The dance was supposed to be a chalk dance (the throwing chalk at each other kind) but we decided we didn't want to get dirty so we left before they did that. Baby steps of being cool here haha! But it was fun to get out for a bit :)

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Tim McGraw concert 9.22.2012

Another yearly tradition we fulfilled was going to the Puyallup Fair to see a concert!
This year my mom got us Tim McGraw concert :)
He is SOOO good-he gets the audience involved (loved it!)
Such a great concert-thank you mom (times a million) for taking me to it!

Old Spaghetti Factory 9.22.2012

Got to go with my mom and the Lee's to the Old Spaghetti Factory.
Keeping the tradition alive-16 years of going to there :)
I love spaghetti!
I love my time with the Lee's & my mom!

Fair with my girls 9.22.2012

I got to go to the Puyallup fair with Shannon & Tessa :) Then met up with Tayler & Mika which was awesome! We rode the wooden roller coaster and looked around :) I love these girls!!!! I had a blast!

Surprise party 9.22.2012

Made it my house to open the door to a SURPRISE party! My mom is sooo good! I had all my friends there to celebrate with me :) And oh man can't forget the awesome DQ cake-it is my favorite. It is a MUST at my birthday party lol! It was so nice to see all my friends again-thank you mom! :)

Friday, September 21, 2012

Missed my flight 9.21.2012

Missed my flight to WA.
Took a detour to Denver.
Got to run around the Denver airport ( IT IS HUGE!)
Grabbed a yummy Einstein bagel-love those!
Made it safely to WA :)

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Tessa's visit 9.9.2012

What better way than to spend my afternoon driving from Salt Lake City to Logan with my best bud. Two hours of laughter on the drive :) We redefined the use of YOLO. We are just THAT cool haha! Got to stop and see the Brigham City Temple too which was awesome (got told we could pass as young women-baha two weeks before I turn 21!) I then got to show her around my campus a bit which was sweet! Thanks bud for being awesome and hanging with me :)

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Jaxson's walk 9.8.2012

Today we went and did the walk for Autism to support Jaxson.
We were Jaxson's superheroes!
It was so much fun to be there and get to hang out as a family!
They had lots of activities for the kiddos which was way fun-even as big kids lol
We did all the games and then headed out to walk!
Love you Jaxson :D

Monday, September 3, 2012

Banana & chocolate chips 9.3.2012

What is better than a day off from school thanks to a holiday??? Having my dad make me his banana and chocolate chip pancakes for breakfast! Yes, I am spoiled and I LOVE it :D
My dad always spoils me by making these whenever I'm in town!
Thank you dad for breakfast :D

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Dallen's Return! 9.2.2012

Dallen Hemmert has returned home from serving in the New Jersey mission :) 
I got to go over and see him tonight which was awesome! It was fun to visit with him and his family :) I haven't seen them in a while so it was nice to hang out! Got some awesome cherry turn overs from his dad and got to play with all the kiddos!!! Welcome home Dallen! So proud of you and grateful for your service!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

First USU game! 8.30.2012

Nate and I got to go to our first USU game tonight!
Got to be apart of the student section and get in on the action of cheering and supporting our school to a VICTORY 34-3!!!! Go AGGIES go!!!!
Loved being able be there with Nate and go to our first game together! :D

Monday, August 27, 2012

First day of school! 8.27.2012

"First day of school-first day of school!"-Nemo
New school.
New outfit.
New year.
I'm ready for the challenge and excited for the adventure! Bring it on USU!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Brigham City Temple open house 8.24.2012

Got to go and see the opening house for the Brigham City Temple with my family and Nate tonight! It was awesome to see inside the temple, I've never been inside past certain rooms so it was a neat experience for me to see and be apart of it :) I got to see the room where I have been striving to go for my whole life, the sealing room, such a gorgeous room! I can't wait to be married in the temple one day :)
The Brigham City temple is opening up this month :) Can't wait to go soon! :D

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Baking with Paige! 8.23.2012

I love Paige.
She is hilarious and adorable!
Tonight she invited me over to bake some muffins with her.
Alright she MAY have done most of the work BUT I helped, eat them lol!
She is WAY talented at baking so I let her do her thing!!!!
It was so much fun to hang out with her and her friends!
After baking we watched the Avengers-such a good show :)
Good night with great friends :D

USU campus 8.23.2012

Best part of getting up to school before it starts???
Getting to check out the sights and spending sometime with Nate :)
Nate had already been around the campus so he got to show me around-we met up with the bull!
It was fun hanging out and getting to know the campus a bit better! :D

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Brigham City Temple 8.22.2012

On our way to up Logan, Korrine and I swung by the Brigham City temple to check it out! We stopped and took some photos and got to see how gorgeous it was up close! It is definitely a sight to see! I love to see the temple!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The Farm 8.21.2012

Got to visit the farm tonight for FHE with Dad, Britt, and the kids
It was fun to go and see all the animals-the kids just love it there!
Jaxson and Brooklyn went on the horse rides and LOVED it :)
It was great family outing!

Pool time! 8.21.2012

Auntie time with Brooklyn!!! Korrine & I got to take Brooklyn to the pool this afternoon!
It was so much fun-this little girl is so cute :D
 Her and her inter-tube..she is getting a bit more brave in the pool 
(almost to the point of swimming on her own!) 
Then Utah had to go and fail on us and the sun went away and grey clouds came in and started to sprinkle! :( So we called it a day-but we had fun while it lasted!!! :D

Monday, August 20, 2012

Paradise lunch date! 8.20.2012

I love my lunch outings with this girl-Allison is adorable and SO much fun to hang out with!!! We went to Paradise bakery today for lunch, I had never been but man was it tasty! Definitely a success for a lunch date! We got to sit around and chat which was lovely! Thank you Allison for going with me today and chatting! <3 p="p">

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Road Trip 8.18.2012

Road trip from Washington to Utah.
Car packed to the max.
Lack of sleep.
Saying goodbye to the green and hello to the brown and heat.
Getting our fix at Jack in the Box.
Eating Bugles (a MUST have for car rides)
Jamming out to music to keep us entertained.
Finding funny shapes in the mountains.
Driving the 14 hours from Washington to Utah making it official I have relocated. 
Weird to think I live in Utah now but excited for this new adventure!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Saying goodbye 8.17.2012

Went and saw the Lee's and Nana on our last day in Washington. It was weird to be saying goodbye but it is not forever, just for a bit till I return again! Got to see the train track the Lee's have and watch it run which is so cool-Bro Lee is so impressive with his trains! Then we stopped and saw Nana and got to visit with her for a bit! It was a fun afternoon!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Tacoma's Art 8.16.2012

Went and toured around Tacoma after we got back from Seattle. Hit up the Tacoma History museum, blown glass, and art museum :) Lots of stuff to see around Tacoma that is for sure! Learned lots of interesting facts about Washington at the history museum, almost died from heat in the blown glass one watching the demonstration! and then hit up the art museum-so artsy fartsy ;)

But it was way fun to see the sights and get to experience a new side of Tacoma :)

Does it smell fishy to you? 8.16.2012

After our sight seeing in Seattle we hit up the famous Ivars for some fish & chips.
Tessa was able to come down after her class got out and eat lunch with us! So much fun!!!
Lunch by the water was fantastic & we didn't get attacked by the birds -phew!!!

Seattlites 8.16.2012

Today we became tourists. 
We hit up all the sights Seattle had to offer: Pike Place, The Pier, Waterfront, Ivars just to name a few.
We tasted some yummy chocolate noodles.
Smelt some nasty fish!!
Had fun with some hats
Added to the gum wall.
Almost licked the gum wall ;)
Seattle was super fun & it was Korrine's first time to check out the sights!