Tuesday, 21 February 2012

president's day. . .

i was so happy for the holiday on monday.
sometimes you just need a break from
work & life & stress, so this three day weekend
was indeed a welcomed one.
logan & i decided to take wilbert & nuvia for
a hike in the early afternoon.
here was our adventure:

later that afternoon logan & i thought it would
be fun to run to the university mall & back.
bad decision.
we didn't really anticipate how annoying it would
be trying to run home with a sack filled with
the items we bought.
logan was a trooper and carried it the whole run home.
note to self: never run to the mall again when
you are planning on buying something.
it's annoying.
hope your president's day holiday
was fun too!

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

valentines day 2012. . .

happy day-after-valentines day!
first of all i must point out that this is the second blog
post that i have done in one week.
personal best.
second, i must also point out that i think this
valentines day just might have topped

when i got home from work logan was home, which was odd
because i always get home before him.
when i walked in the door he was on the phone
and attempted to block my view of
what was set up on the table.
needless to say his large hands did the trick
and i had no idea what he was hiding from me.
after he got off the phone he covered my eyes
and then finally revealed these beauties:

i love tulips!
logan took off for a meeting after he gave me my
surprise and came home a few hours later for our dinner date.
we went to a place in orem called pad thai siam.
it was hands down the best thai food i've ever had.
ironically i didn't take pictures of our meal, but just
imagine a heaping plate of rice, curry & pad thai &
you were basically there.

the rest of the evening was spent snacking on treats
i received earlier that day at school.
can i just tell you that students LOVE
giving away candy & chocolate & gifts?
i was blown away.
this was by far the best gift i received:

in case you didn't know, this is a
stuffed mitten that says "i love you" in sign language.
i think logan was more amused by it than i was.

logan actually surprised me again when he came home for our
dinner date with even more flowers.
his boss had bought a dozen or so bouquets for
all the employees to give to their wives.
i wish his boss would have also bought
new cars and diamond necklaces for all of
the employees to give their wives, but maybe
that's asking a little too much.

for logan's valentine gift i decided to give him
something that i have been planning on getting
around to for like 1.5 years:
a wedding book.
i have thought like 205708476 times about sitting
down and going through our pictures & picking out
the favorites so we can have them all nice &
organized in a lovely little book, but life gets busy.
so i finally sat down & took a trip down memory lane
as i looked over our wedding pics & planned our book.
it turned out amazing & was delivered to my door on
the afternoon of valentines day so i was basically ecstatic.

besides making this book for logan,
this year for valentines day my friend lisa & i made
some cute banners that she saw on pinterest.
we began by cutting out a paper heart to use
as a stencil on our pink & red felt.

after tracing several hearts & cutting them out, we pinned
them onto some white felt and cut out a small border.

we hand-stiched the colored hearts to the white backgrounds
& then cut out some vintage lace to decorate each heart.

we decorated each heart with ribbon, lace, pearls,
buttons & flowers.
it was easy to get carried away with all the stuff we bought.
good thing we had coupons when we hit up joanns:)

when we were done decorating each heart, we glued
them onto a long piece of twine so we
could hang them up!

the banner served as the perfect background for
the valentines-themed family home evening
logan & i hosted the monday before valentines day.

needless today, v-day 2012 was a success!
i still have a sack full of chocolate
& two beautiful bouquets of flowers to
make my house smell like spring.
life is good.

Sunday, 12 February 2012

britt's birthday bash. . .

my bff britt came into town this weekend.
it was her birthday so we celebrated it provo-style.

as per request, britt & i made some cake bites
and mini cupcakes for her birthday festivities.
britt is perhaps the only other person i know
who has a sweet tooth as sweet as mine.
needless to say, we probably ate a total
of about 50+ treats this weekend.
but it was her birthday so it was OK.

to make the cake bites, follow this recipe.
the main ingredients are yellow cake mix, candy coating, & SPRINKLES.

we had fun making/eating treats this weekend & talking
about how "old" we both feel at the ripe age of 24.

come again soon britt!
miss u already:)