Wednesday, December 19, 2012



Christmas at our house looks like this. I wish I would have decorated slightly more, but with finals and everything else going on this year I'm just happy we have a tree up. 
On Sunday night Mark and I packed up the car with hot cocoa in tow and drove around looking at Christmas lights with Bing Crosby playing. It was great, even with all the deer hanging around. It was nice to take some time and just enjoy the season, it has been harder this year to get into the spirit with finals week ending so close to Christmas. It's also been a little weird not being home at this time of year, and I'll admit I miss having a full size tree. My small tree is really all we have room for here, and it looks a little funny since none of the presents are actually "under" the tree...they are more in front of it. 

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Music Lovin.

Dear Laura Marling,
I really like you, and "Goodbye England". Pretty sure your music is the one reason I finished my Political Statistics paper with some threads of sanity left. If you weren't on Spotify I would have to buy all three of your albums. That's all.

Friday, November 30, 2012


Today I am just thankful for my life, and that I still have a job.
There were major blindside layoffs at work today.
I think I'll keep paying my tithing. The blessings keep pouring out on us.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

A few things.

I got my student teaching placement....Mountain Crest High School. Yay!
I passed the U.S. Government Praxis exam.
I have an unopened Xbox 360 taunting me because I promised not to open it until after finals.
I applied for a few scholarships....crossing my fingers.
We had a great Thanksgiving with Mark's family, and for once Brian didn't win the board game we played.
Our little Christmas tree is up.
I really need to go back to writing my 10 page paper.
Procrastination is my friend, and so is Grace Helbig.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

The Thing About Being Busy.

It sure feels nice sometimes. To always have something to do. Plus I feel super productive when I know I'm busy and I also tend to get the most done.
But after getting married I don't like being busy with anything that doesn't really involve Mark. Like school for instance, which is slowly taking over my life as the end of this semester hits.
And when Mark makes dinner for the third night in a row I feel really bad. I'm supposed to make dinner, and I love cooking. Mark hates it, so I should be doing it right? Well right now that doesn't seem to be working out. So Mark cooks and I attempt to make it to the gym, so he ends up doing the dishes too.
It makes me feel so guilty about taking more time away from us in order to go to the gym or go to Hobby Lobby (Which I really need to do because I need more yarn...never thought I would actually use a whole thing of it...).
Mark is so good about it all. He is constantly asking how he can help me get things done, and I feel guilty adding to that list with, "Could you maybe start the laundry?" or "Could you make me some lunch?". This man is wonderful because he is so willing to help me out, but I will not be complaining when life goes back to "normal". And by normal I mean my schedule of the summertime and last semester, when I always had dinner made, we made it to the temple once a week, and my laundry didn't stay out in the living room for two weeks.
I'm a little nervous about the upcoming semester and I'm worried that I will be more busy than I am right now, if that is even possible. Because let's be honest, I'll be spending the majority of my time at a high school somewhere not getting paid to work, just to come home and actually get paid to work. I'm thankful that I have been able to be full time this semester because next I'll be going to part time. I'm also thankful for a husband who is awesome enough to do school and work full time so that I can graduate.
Really though, this week can just be over...well actually just tomorrow. Also, anyone willing to do my take home test from hell for me?

Tuesday, October 30, 2012


Sorry for the MIA status lately. I have a Praxis on Saturday. As soon as that is done I will have my life back. But since passing this is kind of important, I'll just be chilling with my 12th Grade Government binder.
Sometimes I'm glad I keep random crap like this. Since the Government and Politics Praxis is basically the AP Government test.
All of these good ol' chapter packets from Mr. Deans are actually quite helpful. I even kept practice AP tests.
My past self who decided to keep this binder is awesome.
And I'll go back to studying.

Thursday, October 18, 2012


Do any of you ever have those moments where you look at your husband and wonder how they didn't starve to death prior to marrying you?
Tonight I thought that.
I had prepared everything in a way that I thought would be as easy as possible since Thai Peanut Noodles from OBB isn't the easiest thing to do alone. I had put the sauce together, waiting in the pan to be heated, noodles were on the stove and all Mark needed to do was cut the green onions, cilantro, and the pork, turn the heat on and stir.
I thought I had made this as simple as could be for my wonderful kitchen impaired husband.
I went back to work in the spare room and told him to get me when he thought the sauce might be done so I could check it. He said ok.
Ten minutes later the smoke detector was going off and Mark was standing at the stove looking very disheveled and stressed.
I just had to smile. It's nice to feel needed. Like that if Mark didn't have me he would eat microwave burritos every single night and probably not much else. Maybe he would get a pizza from Little Caesar's on occasion, and though he would probably never see a problem with it I'm glad that because of me he eats Thai Peanut Noodles on a regular basis.
I'm also glad that he gets scared in the kitchen. He can cut up the raw meat for me and I'll do everything else.
I'm a lucky girl, you see he can make waffles(breakfast is his specialty).
And I love him, especially when he is looking at me terrified from the stove.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Because Life is Awesome.

I've been neglecting this blog a little bit as of late. It might be because it is midterms and I'm a little burnt out of sitting at the computer. But it probably has more to do with the fact that Mark and I are having fun. All the time.
Seriously guys, marriage is great. My best friend is always around to do everything with, and let's just be honest doing things with someone else is always more fun...especially grocery shopping.
It might be fall break starting tomorrow at 10:20 a.m. right after my Assessment midterm. It's strange to have a test on testing....but thus is the education program.
Mark and I have some major adventures planned this weekend. It is making working until Friday very difficult. It's fall and it seems like there are so many fun things to do. We plan to take advantage of that this weekend. I'm especially excited for this because I feel like this past weekend was wasted on my monthly gift from hell.
Can I just say that I am loving the weather. It feels like fall, finally. I whipped out a coat yesterday, a real life coat! I was so excited. It means snow will be arriving soon and the holidays. I am determined to be very prepared for Christmas this year, since last year Christmas was T-4 days until wedding day. Needless to say everyone suffered, especially Mark in the Christmas present department. So I have been keeping a running list hidden on my phone every time he mentions something he would like. It is currently October so I'm a little ahead of things, but at least this way Christmas will be awesome and not just in the way of a wedding.
Also I completed a super cute craft that makes our house look quite festive (Pictures to come, the one on my iPhone is a little blurry and this craft is too cute for a blurry photo).
Life is good. 

Wednesday, October 10, 2012


I made this for Halloween. It took forever to wrap the yarn around this thing, but I got it done just in time to be up for most of October. While time consuming this is a very easy project, and I'm all about easy, especially when it is this cute!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012


This weekend was awesome. We went down to my in-laws and my parents' house to go visit. I can't believe we hadn't been down that way since the middle of August. I remember when two weeks seemed long in between going down to see my family. Our calling makes it a little difficult to escape on the weekends down to go visit the family, but since this weekend was General Conference, it worked out perfectly.
The football game, was good, a little chilly and it was kind of a bummer we lost, but it was still so fun. Plus I got to go to Target. I go through Target withdrawals in Logan, we need one ASAP.
On Friday night my father-in-law showed us his new "toy" a M&P 15. Let me tell you, this gun is fun to shoot. Mark wants one too. We probably shouldn't have taken him shooting.
During the priesthood session I went out to Zupas with my mom, grandma and mother-in-law. It was a blast and the shopping excursion that followed resulted in me winning free cards and getting 40% a new craft for fall. Once it's done I'll no doubt get pictures up, but right now it is currently awaiting a trip to Hobby Lobby; I need some more supplies.
After conference I am a crochet expert. I crocheted boot cuffs. They are cute and I cannot wait for it to get a little colder so that I can wear them.
All in all a very productive weekend.
Oh and we borrowed my mother-in-law's food dehydrator. I am in dried apple heaven over here. 

Monday, October 1, 2012

A Mustard Weekend.

Honey mustard pork chops on Friday night. A mustard sweater to church on Sunday. Mustard on hamburgers at Amy and Jake's. Squeaky cheese...(this counts as a mustard color right?).
I was frustrated because I got all cute to teach in church on Sunday, but our bishopric had failed to inform us that we would be combined for an extra long meeting for Relief Society/Priesthood and we didn't have to teach. We are so prepared for teaching in two weeks, I'm a little sickened by how on top of things that makes us.
Besides a trip to the cheese factory on Saturday my day consisted of working for eight hours and watching the football game from my computer. It was only mildly depressing.
It was all made up for by visiting Amy and Jake on Sunday. We played Spikeball, 500, and ate awesome food. It helps that Charlotte decided to like me while we were visiting. She likes to organize things. Taking the bracelets from my hand to the chair, one at a time mind you, and then bringing them back to me. Over and over and over again. This kid cracks me up.
Also, I am not a fan of Mondays. They were fine before I had classes on Monday. I don't like the sun that early in the morning as Mark drags me to class. He sometimes literally has to pull me along by the hand. He is a morning person, I am not. I used to be a night owl, but truthfully I turn into a pumpkin about ten o'clock these days. So I guess you could say that I'm a stay-in-bed-indefinitely kind of person now.
Bring on the week!

Friday, September 28, 2012

Wonton Tacos.

I know what you're all thinking. Mikayla is posting a recipe? Does she even cook?
Well...I'll have you know that I actually do cook on occasion...otherwise the husband would starve. Sometimes I wonder if I am starving him because even after I make a great meal he is usually in the kitchen making a PB&J two hours later. I'm told it's a guy thing.
Anyways, a few weeks ago I made these wonton tacos and they were a huge hit, the problem? The recipe I followed makes like four tacos and these things are tiny. Both Mark and I were making PB&J that night. Even though they were small they were deliciously awesome and I've been itching to give them another shot, only make enough that regular person can get full off of them. Plus to doubly make sure there was enough I even made potstickers. We're fancy over here guys.
This time around I tweaked the recipe a little bit. Really, I promise this is delicious so just stick with me here (I even have pictures as to entice you to stick with me. Sorry they're not all fancy, I don't have a super cool camera, but someday...).

Anyways, recipe time. OK, so the tacos are filled with chicken and a coleslaw mixture. So I have a recipe for the chicken, and then the rest of the directions for the tacos.
You'll need:
1 Cup of chicken
Wonton wrappers
A bag of coleslaw mix
Sesame ginger dressing (I made my own using Google, but you can buy it too)

Chicken(The part I created):
1 cup of diced chicken (Cut it as small as you can manage, these tacos are tiny)
2-3 green onions
2 cloves of garlic
1 TBSP Soy Sauce
1 tsp hot sauce (I use Sriracha, green lid, red sauce, rooster on know what I'm talking about right?)
1 TBSP BBQ Sauce (Use your favorite, we like Sweet Baby Ray's over here)
1 TBSP ginger
Small bunch of cilantro
Put this all in a saute pan and cook together until the chicken is cooked through. Preheat your oven to 400 and take your wonton wrappers and a nonstick pan, drape your wrappers over the edges of your nonstick pan so that they create little taco shells. Pop these in the oven for about 3-4 minutes, until the wrappers have some bubbles but are still pliable. Mix your coleslaw with the sesame ginger dressing, use just enough so that everything is coated well. Fill your wrappers with chicken and the coleslaw mixture and put them into a baking dish, or the same pan you used to create the taco shape. Put them back in the oven for 5 minutes or until the edges are golden brown. This yields about 16-24 tacos depending on how generous or stingy you are with the filling. Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Today I love.

This outfit. So what, my sweater is not quite as mustard-y colored as I would have liked. But I still think it will look adorable with my navy polka-dot dress.
Waking up to husband cuddling me. This is much better than an alarm. He even turns my alarm off, mostly because the sound of it makes me want to curse.
Grocery shopping. We have fresh fruits and veggies in the house and this doesn't last long. Yum.
This bracelet.  I'm in love with it. I'm just not feeling like dropping the cash for it and the shipping since it has to come from Spain. But really guys, this bracelet just screams Mikayla.
Scarves. It hasn't quite gotten cold enough to break out my scarves yet, and most of mine are chunky knit ones that shouldn't see the light of day until it is actually cold, otherwise I'll die of heat. I have a cute idea for a homemade infinity scarf...but I need a sewing machine. I might break down and just sew it by hand since I feel guilty stealing my mother's away all the time.
This iPhone case.  And this one too. I'm telling you guys, Etsy will be the death of me.
Painting my nails. When I do paint them I feel fancy....what feels not so fancy is the fact that I cannot maintain painted nails for more than about two hours. Seriously, that's how long before I inevitably chip them. This is a problem.
However, since Mark and I read through this week's lesson and realized the bulk of it is on intimacy in marriage we have steered clear of the manual and even talking about teaching Sunday. I feel for our class, this Sunday will be an awkward one.

Monday, September 24, 2012


I am ready for colder weather.
Hot cocoa.
Crunchy leaves.
Football games.
Electric blankets.
Soup on a cold day.
Oh and the new Mumford and Sons album. It drops tomorrow. Guess what I will be buying before school tomorrow?

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Good, Bad, Awkward.

The Good:
- The compliments received on this jacket today.
- That I was actually productive during my break between classes.
- Husband made my lunch, quite delicious too. Can't beat good ol' peanut butter and honey. Best husband ever.
- The awesomeness of meeting Husband on campus before class and just sitting and talking.
The Bad:
- How much I have to do for my Political Statistics. Procrastinator over here.
- My nose being completely plugged while walking up four flights of stairs. Don't mind me just huffing and puffing over here....
- My professor was especially unintelligible today. Good thing he used a powerpoint.
The Awkward:
- Going to pull out my lunch and having a shoe fall out of my back pack. Hey, my shoes give me blisters and I made sure to go to school prepared...just in case you know...not weird right?
- How old this jacket is. Circa January 2009. I kid you not.
- The girl with a Katy Perry wig on campus. I didn't get a picture so you'll just have to trust me on this one.
- Walking home through the cemetery while people are visiting gravestones.
- The sprinklers in the cemetery. Why is it I can never arrive at the area they're going off while they are actually spraying the grass not the path? And why are they on 24/7? I swear, the same ones are on EVERYDAY.

Monday, September 17, 2012


I used to have the most awesome calling ever. I was a visiting teaching supervisor. It was great. I sent out an email twice a month and occasionally delivered new assignments. It was a very easy calling.
Mark got called as the move coordinator in the Elder's Quorum. So I thought with all the new people moving in and people moving out that we were pretty safe.
I should not think things like that because then we get saddled with something very different.
We are the new Marriage and Family Relations teachers. When they asked us to fill this calling I almost asked them if they had actually seen Mark and I together.
Let's be honest here, Mark and I are probably the most sarcastic people ever. We still love each other, but we just tease each other incessantly. Which is actually part of the reason why I love Mark, but moving on.
I didn't ask the bishopric anything. I just sat there in shock and let Mark do the talking.
After reflecting on the new calling I suppose we could have ended up with something harder like Gospel Doctrine or teaching the Family History class.
At least in our class you can play pictionary and actually tie it into the lesson. We totally did this yesterday and it was hysterically funny.
Yesterday was our second lesson, and let me tell you guys the first week was a little rough. So you can imagine my surprise when people who were there the first week actually came to our class again. Granted we did bring candy as kind of a psuedo-apology for being totally freaked out the first week. Plus we thought we might be able to bribe people into coming to our class. We're shameless over here.
If nothing else the class at least gets us to go to all three blocks, because we have 9 a.m. church and sometimes it is tempting to just go to Sacrament since it's the last block. We're not the only ones who do that right? Didn't think so.
P.S. Student teaching application is in and I've applied for graduation...what? This is strange, people.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Labor Day Weekend

I had an awesome Labor Day weekend. On Friday night Mark and I drove up to Garden City to meet my parents. We picked up my race packet for the Bear Lake Monster Run and Cafe Sabor. We hit up La Beau's because that's just what you do in Garden City.
Saturday morning I woke up to pouring rain. This was a problem since it was the day of the race. No big though, I've run in rain before. It's cold, but doable. Mark and I went down to the Worldmark and awaited my race.
Confession: I originally planned on doing the 10K, and then July hit and I still couldn't run 6.2 miles without wanting to kill myself. The 10K course is basically all uphill. I wussed out and ran the 5K instead.
The turnaround point for the 5K was not exactly clear, and I, like every other runner in the race ran about a 7K. Even the winner of the race only got a time of 37:05. I've run a 5K in 32 minutes and I am not a fast runner.
I ended up coming in 14th with a stellar time of 45:07. It's not amazing, but I feel pretty good about it. Plus I got a medal! And a cool T-shirt.
Later that day we took Mark and Coulson's friend Jake on a quick tour of Paris, Idaho and then went to Minnetonka Cave. It was like my 15th time going through the tour, but it is still SO cool.
We hit up La Beau's again. I deserved some onion rings (first time in about 4 months!) after my race. 
Sunday was boating, and the sun finally came out. It was really fun and we got some awesome air on the tube. That night we played golf, since you do that when you're in Bear Lake. Dad smoked us all, I blame Mark for giving him all the good cards. All in all a pretty successful weekend.

Oh and here is me after the race. My medal is pretty awesome.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012


Today was my first day of school. Weird to have it start on a Tuesday, no? Well due to my professor having a child via C-section my MWF class is online until Sept. 24th. Which is fine since I have another online class anyways. But I did promise pictures of the new hair, so happy first day of school. Sorry for the lame quality, the iPhone was handier than the camera this morning.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012


Chopped all my lovely locks off. My hair is shorter than it was in 10th grade when I cut it every three weeks to keep it at the same length. It still goes into a ponytail...albeit a very small one. I'm pretty excited. Pictures to come.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Signs of an Awesome Weekend

My scraped and blistered hands make it kind of difficult to do the simplest brush my teeth. But they are a sign that I conquered something this weekend. That when Mark and I got home at 10 p.m. on Saturday night we went straight to bed out of sheer exhaustion I knew we had a great weekend. Between games of 500, rock climbing, shopping, playing at the park, and playing with Jake and Amy and Charlotte we were pretty much exhausted. Needless to say we only made it to part of church the next day....
Our church moved to 9 a.m. Sacrament is last and let's just be honest that just tempts you to skip your other meetings. I'll admit it we only went to Sacrament. But we really needed the sleep in after two days full of fun.
I conquered a rock wall. I was slow and the rock was really hot and some of the holds were crimpy or cracks (hence the scraped and blistered hands). There is a moment on the wall that I usually get stuck at. I'm just a few moves away from the very end, but those last few moves tend to be the ones where I have to trust myself the most. I can't rely on bomb-proof holds and I have to rely on my feet. I'm bad at this. I usually sit there long enough trying to decide what to do that I lose all my strength and have to come down off the wall. And then I kind of feel like a loser, since Jake, Amy and Mark are way better at climbing that I am. This time I decided I was going to finish even if it meant relying on my feet. There were a lot of moves that required me to trust my feet on that wall. I had to think about it for a bit, but I made those last few moves. I was exhilarated....and very hot.
It was worth it though, and now I'm just itching to go climbing again. Jake and Amy were awesome for taking us climbing. Plus I got some sister-in-law bonding time with Amy which resulted in new shoes for both of us, so it was definitely a success.
Then Mark and I decided to add an extra half hour onto the 45 min. commute from Jake and Amy's by forgetting a much needed battery charger. It all worked out though, we still got our grocery shopping done and we got Costa Vida.
I have the best family.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Speaking in Church

I know everyone dreads this because this is pretty much the first thing most people say when they get up to speak in church. Mark and I have been pretty awesome at avoiding speaking thus far. We've been asked once, were going to out of town and they left us alone. Well the first week of July we were asked to speak on that upcoming Sunday, we conveniently were going to be out of town again. Mark feeling guilty at telling the bishopric "No" twice asked if there was another week we could speak. I wanted to punch Mark, but it was probably the right thing to do and we were set to speak on the 29th and given the topic of "Pioneers".
Ugh the big range topics. Can anyone please tell me why they do this to you? You can only go about a million different directions with this. Could they not have assigned me something a little smaller? If they did I would probably be complaining about that.
Anyways, I somehow managed to tie in "Tuesdays with Morrie" into my talk. Which I think worked out great. Except the fact that Mark and I were the only two speakers and they started sacrament meeting early. Guess what time it was when I got up to talk? 3:05. As if my legs were not already acting like a sewing machine lets add in the fact that Mark and I have to take up 55 minutes. I'll admit we had the help of a very short rest hymn, but I had only prepared a 15 minute talk. When I'm nervous I tend to speak really really fast. So if I was lucky I was going to make it to 15 minutes.
I'm standing up there thinking, "STRETCH!!!!" I was pulling stuff out of nowhere. I was chatty and giving my talk and when it was over I looked at the clock hoping that I somehow made it to about ten minutes, because it felt a lot more like five. Let's be honest here, I don't even remember half of what I said. I've been told my multiple people that I did, in fact, speak for at least 15 minutes. Mark was watching the clock correctly while I stared at the hour hand willing it to move like the minute hand.
Even so when my talk was over and we sang the rest hymn it just past 3:25. Here's the funny thing, Mark had only prepared a talk slightly longer than mine. Guess how far he stretched it? 3:50. That's right my husband is awesome. His talk didn't even sound like he stretched it either. I was jealous, his was so much better than mine.
We expected the Bishop to at least try and fill the last ten minutes of the block and help us out a little bit. But he didn't and we sang the closing hymn and church ended early, you know just to draw further attention to the fact that Mark and I had not filled the meeting.
Seriously though, what kind of bishopric gives two speakers almost an entire hour to fill? Mark and I figured if we were prepared to cover a little more than a half hour we would be golden. Not so. We weren't even close.
At least that adventure is over. For a few years if we're lucky.


Just look up here....I have tabs. I am proud. Lots and lots of google searches and HTML writing went into those beauties there. Hooray for tabs! Still working on everything else. This whole process is a lot of trial and error. Someone needs to write better instructions for this HTML editing stuff.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012


The blog looks weird....I know. I'm in the middle of playing around with some things. Said things are frustrating. Meaning that I tend to take breaks from them. So if you see my blog and it looks strange to you give it a few days. I'm hoping it will look super cool...but I also have work and a myriad of other stuff I have to do. Cheers!

Thursday, July 12, 2012


So this post is about a month late...oops. I came home from vacation and literally wanted nothing more than to be back on vacation. We had a blast!
Mark and I took off Monday morning for Driggs, Idaho where I had found us a great little condo to stay at. Roadtripping with the husband is fun. Especially when you're driving through little towns in Idaho and their population is under 200. The condo we stayed at is near Grand Targhee Ski resort, which is in Alta, WY. Our condo was literally a hundred feet away from the sign that said, "Welcome to Alta." We were basically hanging  out on the state line.

On Tuesday we went into Jackson Hole and went shopping at all the fun little places. And of course we took pictures at the Arches!
Wednesday we decided to go up Teton Canyon  and hike the Tabletop Mountain trail. It was seriously gorgeous up that trail. Lots of wildflower meadows and views of the mountains. There were also these funky caterpillar cocoon things all over the place. They looked more like spider webs to me.  Then we went to go find this bridge over a place called Bitch Creek. No joke. Well after driving around Tetonia and Ashton for the better part of an hour on dirt roads...we didn't find it. But it was still an adventure.

Thursday we were supposed to go on our river rafting trip....but Mark decided to get sick instead. The raft company was nice enough to move our trip to Friday instead, and we got to spend the whole day in the condo while Mark puked his guts out. Fun times.
I think Friday was by far my favorite day of the vacation. We woke up pretty early and headed to Teton Village where we rode the tram up to the summit of Jackson Hole Resort. We hiked around up there and had waffles and  hot cocoa (it was cold!). The views were amazing! Then we went and hung out a little more in Jackson Hole right before we took off on our raft trip down the snake river. (Pictures still pending...we haven't felt the need to drop $30 bucks on them yet).

All in all this was a pretty rocking vacation. June is the time to go, peak flow on the Snake River, and great deals on summer rentals.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

When Weeks are Long

You know how when you're super excited for something to happen your week just gets SUPER long? Yeah dealing with that right now. On Monday Mark and I are off to an adventure in Jackson Hole. It will be a wonderful week off work and I won't mind getting away from the apartment that has no AC (Something we didn't realize when we moved in in January!).
Even my workouts at the gym seem long. Although that might have something to do with the fact that my calves have not yet recovered from moving Amy and Jake out of their apartment that was up three flights of stairs into a house. I still don't even want to look at stairs at this point. Mark keeps making fun of me because I'm walking like an old person. I'm crossing my fingers they get better soon because we have a fun day hike planned in the Tetons next week.
While we're in Jackson we're also going river rafting. Right now it's almost peak run off which means the water will be VERY cold. So hopefully my weather app on my iPhone is right about next Thursday being sunny and warm. Otherwise this will be kind of a cold adventure!
In other news work is back to almost normal. I'm back to being in my supervisor position after being tossed around departments for the last three months. This also means that bonuses are back (Hooray!). Mark is still doing his usual job approving credits which he loves because he has no schedule. I also love it because that means he can cook me lunch most days since I'm tied to my desk most of the day.
Here's to hoping this week starts moving faster so I can be on vacation sooner!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Look what I made!

Guess what? I made another pinterest creation! I'm kind of proud of this. It was hard, but I'm sure anyone with five minutes more of sewing skills could do this skirt in half the time. But hey it sure is cute right?
Sorry my blogging has been sparse. Life is so busy! Between work and trying to get ready for this 10K in September it's been a little crazy!

Friday, May 4, 2012

The Best.

Folks, I have the best husband in the world. Hands down.
On Monday I went  out to run some errands. Mark opted to stay home, but when I came home I found notes strewn all around the house.

I cannot believe how lucky I am. My husband is hands down the best!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012


Just booked our Jackson Hole vacation today! I feel very grown up. It's very odd. Very excited! Can June get here sooner?

Friday, April 13, 2012


I must be crazy. I'm running this 10K in September. Pretty much all uphill. Bring it on.