" I believe in manicures. I believe in overdressing. I believe in primping at leisure and wearing lipstick. I believe in pink. I believe that LOVING is the best calorie burner. I believe kissing. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles." ~Audrey Hepburn

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Wanna Play?

Our indoor soccer team only has 3 games left and we have to put in our deposit in 2 weeks!!! So, that means – if you want to play with us, let me know! We have 8 players and we are looking for 5 more. The cost is $43 for the season ($35 for player fees and then every game we have to pay $10 for ref fees). We play on Saturdays. The games are as early as 3:55 and as late as 10:40. We play at Timpanogos Indoor in Lindon. So if you, or your hubby, or both of you want to play…let me know before we fill up!!!
As a side note – I know a lot of boys don’t like to play coed, but the rules are different at Timp Indoor. Boys can touch the ball AS MANY TIMES as they want before passing it off (that is not the case at Murry). There has to be 2 girls on the field at a time and when us girls do score…we get two points instead of 1. Those are really the only 2 rules. And…I promise our girls can play! We actually only have 3 girls right now, but we all played High School and 2 of us played in college. So I don’t think you boys would get frustrated. Anyway, call me if you want to play 801-953-8761 – its TONS of FUN!!!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Cafe Rio!

Last night mine and Casey's conversation on our way home from a soccer game went like this:
Casey: What should we have for dinner?
Me: I was thinking chicken enchiladas.
Casey: We only have 1 chicken breast left.
Me: Oh, then we can have burgers.
Casey: We don't have any buns.
Me: There's Cafe Rio...
We looked at each other and both got a guilty pleasure smile! So in we went! We haven't had Cafe Rio in almost 6 months!!! We shared a chicken burrito and some chips and queso - delicious! One should never be deprived of from Cafe Rio!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Free Meal!!!

You all must admit, there is nothing better than finding a "great deal", right? Well, Im not a huge KFC fan, nor do I think Casey will accompany me with our free coupons - but hey, it is for a GRILLED chicken meal. Anyway, if you want a super cheap meal print out a coupon (4 for each household) and take your family!
(I'm at work and our system wont allow me to link the site so...) go to www.unthinkfc.com and print one out. IT HAS TO BE PRINTED TODAY and is good through like the 17th. Enjoy!

Monday, May 4, 2009

The weekend

Casey and I spent Friday night with some of our good friends the Towner’s – they treated us to Tepanyaki. It was delicious! I had never been there before, it was just like Bonsai. Then we went to Maggie Moos, and I made myself sick! Casey and I haven’t had ice cream in 5 months and even though I only got a small, my stomach was seriously upset! Ill stick with fat free frozen yogurt!
Casey and I stayed up ‘just talking’ on Friday night - we didn’t fall asleep until 1:30am.
We woke up Saturday morning at 7:30 for Casey’s outdoor soccer game up at the U.
It was raining – Oh how I love the rain! I grabbed my umbrella and off we went for 90 minutes of soccer! I sat on our lawn chair and was the only brave wife present. I loved watching mistake after mistake because of the slippery ball and field – the best part? When they would get pushed over or slip in a big mud puddle!

Saturday night we opened our bedroom window and listened to the rain! It reminded me of when I was young, my mom and I would cuddle up in her room, open the blinds and window and just listen to the rain pound against unknown objects. Heavenly!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Little life satisfactions!

I get joy out of the littlest things in life. I don’t talk about them nearly as often as I should – but for the mere fact that I cant get these out of my head…

I want to tell you all what some of those little things were, that I enjoyed this week!
(In no particular order)
1. Sour Patch Kids – My sugar free husband has been patiently listening to me complain about my deprivation of no sugar the last 4 months, on Monday when we to Wal-Mart he let me go to the candy aisle to see if they had any of those miniature packages of Sour Patch Kids that I so much LOVE!!! They didn’t and I was super bummed!
2. My most favorite things about going to the store is after we pick a line to check out at, I grab a magazine and catch up on the latest gossip and trends while my honey unloads the cart and pays…On Monday, I was so caught up in the magazine that I didn’t even notice the miniature package of Sour Patch Kids on the bottom rack in the check out line…Casey grabbed one for me. I promptly opened them on our way out of the store and enjoyed every second sucking the sugar off that sour yet sweet treat (my mouth is totally watering right now) – It took me 3 days to eat that TINY bag! That’s pretty impressive. And as for Casey, he didn’t eat one of them! He seriously can not be tempted!
3. As scared as I was at the fact that Casey got laid off a couple of months ago and hasn’t been able to find a decent paying job since – we have been blessed in SO MANY ways! I think the thing I appreciate the most though is the time we have got to spend with each other, between school and work for the both of us the last 2 ½ years, we never really got to just enjoy one another’s company, unless we were at a family function. Now, I come home and Casey has taken care of 90% of the household chores for the day and has dinner cooking – then, we have ALL night to do whatever we please – and I LOVE IT!!!
4. Casey came with me to my hair appointment yesterday just because he “wanted to be with me”! I warned him that I would be there for a couple of hours, but he insisted. 3 hours later, he told me he would never do that again. HAHA
5. I hate how long my hair appointments take when I color my hair! I seriously have SO MUCH HAIR!!! It is so thick and it probably doesn’t help that it hits in the middle of my back, but I love just sitting in the chair relaxing! Trinity (my hair dresser)(oh, and no he isn’t gay) give the BEST head messages! He even got the knots out of my neck last night! DIVINE!!! I’m totally impressed with my new color too! For those of you who haven’t seen me in a couple of months – in October I dyed my hair a couple shades light of black – which shockingly, I LOVED…but for the new season I wanted to lighten things up! Trinity totally (once again) amazed me by turning my black hair about 8 shades lighter and me actually liking it! I was SO scared that it would look horrible with the contrast but you can barely even tell! Thanks Trinity, you are totally worth EVERY dollar!
6. Another joy of mine is spending time with my little sister Alyssa – we’re going shopping together tomorrow! I love hearing about her new adventures at school and he determination to have her associates by the time she graduates high school! (This is totally a past joy, but I am so glad I was taught the importance of school! KNOWLEDGE IS POWER!) Anyway, I love hearing about her “boy” stories too! Remember those days? Im glad they are WAY over, but to hear her talk about her butterflies in her tummy, make me giddy!
Last but not least, my most favorite joy of the week was going to my parents sacrament meeting on Sunday. My mom and dad were asked to speak on the trials and tribulations that came last year (which included my moms battle with cancer, the loss of my dads father to a stroke, and the loss of my dads little sister to pancreatic cancer, my dads layoff that happened 2 months after moms diagnosis and anything else the felt necessary.) They seriously had the whole chapel in tears – and not to be bias, but it was BY FAR the two BEST talks I have ever heard. I know it is always different hearing a talk given by a family member, and especially on a topic that is so close to your heart, but is WAS SO POWERFUL. They did share (very briefly) their trials so everyone could understand why they were asked to talk on it – but they focused on the positive and taught by the scriptures why we have trials and why it is important that we have those trials! I left with such a deeper respect and love for my parents – a love I didn’t think could actually get any deeper than it already was. How blessed I am to have such amazing parents! Both of whom are converts and both of whom have had many trials that have taught them to be the amazing people that they are – I love that I have NEVER heard them judge a single person - they don’t care about the mistakes a person has made, they have always welcomed anyone into their home and as far as I know, have never made anyone feel uncomfortable for not believing something different than they do. Mom, I know you’ll read this, and as little as that sounds, it has made such an impact on my life!