Monday, December 21, 2009

My Only Wish (This Christmas)

No, it's not for any particular gift; rather, to just be able to get everything done in time!

This year definitely has been one of the busiest! There just has been so much going on - so many christmas get-togethers and parties. And not including my big list of to-do's. But it really has been one of my favorite Christmases, probably because there has been so many fun things going on!

Here's a little recap:

It's started out with the Phoenix Electric Parade. It's my uncle, Jeff's, tradition to go every year.

Then, there was our Annual Christmas Party with my friends. We always do Secret Santa and make a yummy dinner.

Each of us brought stockings and stocking stuffers for each other.

And we also opened each other's gift from their Secret Santa.

One of my gifts from Heather was this Snuggie. I love it!!

These were our yummy bread bowls with soup we had for dinner

It was a really fun night!

My grandpa just had a big get together this past Saturday to go for a bus ride with my whole family around the valley to go look at Christmas lights. Oh, there was also a petting zoo there as well :)

Yes, that's a lama. There were also goats, chickens, a pig, rabbits, and a calf; all of which were completely friendly and would totally let you pick them up.

This is in front of my grandpa's house, right before we all got on the bus to go look at lights. His was pretty decked out too.

A few of my cousins.

These houses were from the ever so popular Cherry Lane in Chandler. The whole street puts up a ton of decorations and lights.

This is my amazing grandpa! :)

We went to some other spots in Gilbert, Queen Creek and Chandler. Our last stop was the Mesa Temple, my favorite.

The three wisemen were always my favorite at the Temple lights.

Kev and I have been spending more time on his new quad lately, now that my semester is over. Here are some pictures from when Kev's brother, Neal, came along with us. He took us to this place in the West Valley that was really fun and overlooked the city.

So, as you can see, it's been a pretty eventful holiday so far, but there is still more to come! I still have soooo many cookies to make for people, present wrapping, some last minute shopping and still have two more family Christmas parties! I love it though. Christmas has been really fun this year. It comes and goes way too fast for my liking. And I'm excited to spend Christmas with Kev this year.

Merry Christmas!!!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

So Long, So Long....

Goodbye ASU. It was fun/agonizing/rewarding:
-experiencing college on your campuses
-meeting people
-learning a few {valuable}things
-pulling all-nighters in your libraries and study rooms
-getting a few parking tickets
-surviving the lectures taught by boring professors
-enjoying the awesome ones :)
-getting accused for "cheating" in my psych 101 class (very first semester) when I really wasn't...I just accidentally left my study guide on my lap {haha Heather and Katelyn-good times}
-taking creepy phone pics of attractive Dr. Short
-classes with Kimberly Fontes (how would have I gotten through Anatomy without her!)
-study parties at Heather's with Kim and Kelly (with the company of Kat and Becca to harrass us at times)
-getting to know the amazing institute teachers
-paying for your expensive books
-And being able to take all of the knowledge and experiences with me
So, I may be done with my last semester at ASU, but I still have nursing school to complete at MCC to get that RN license, and then a BSN (bachelor in science of nursing) to pick up at ASU. I still have quite a while until I'm completely done (because of the long waiting list), but I'll no longer be taking classes at ASU, which is sad after 2.5 years being a student there.
It definitely was fun, and I'm sure the nursing program at MCC will be just as great.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Okay, this is a long list, but I'll do it for Katelyn.. :)

50 things that make me smile.

1. Kevin
2. MUSIC. i love it.
3. The Scriptures
4. Positive people
5. Non-judgemental people
6. Beach sunsets
7. Running w/my ipod
8. Finding a new favorite song
9. Motivation
10. Getting flowers randomly from Kevin
11. A clean house
12. Shopping
13. Trips to San Diego or Huntington Beach
14. Surprises
15. Hugs
16. Getting an A in a class
17. Playing tennis
18. Playing with kids
19. Getting through a To-Do List
20. Christmas Lights
21. Sarcasm
22. Long showers
23. Summer time
24. Laying out at the beach or by a pool
25. Kisses on the cheek
26. Newborns
27. Pictures
28. Boutiques
29. My Family
30. All of my friends
31. Chips and Salsa
32. Cheesecake
33. Laughing really hard
34. Girls' nights out
35. Guys who know how to dress
36. Traveling to places I've never been
37. Piano music
38. Remembering good, fun memories
39. A good talk w/someone I care about
40. Setting new goals, knowing I can achieve them
41. Giving compliments
42. Pretty days outside
43. Fall
44. Thinking about all the things I'm grateful for
45. Overcoming a challenge
46. Friendly people
47. Laughing with my friends
48. Thinking of my amazing grandma (my role model)
49. Being inspired
50. Being in Love.
Wow, kat, that only took FOREVER! Now, I think I'll make Kevin do one of these later since this is his blog too.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Good Soundtrack

Rarely do I find a soundtrack where almost all of the songs are good, but movies such as Dan in Real Life, The Last Kiss ( no, I never saw it), and 500 Days of Summer have awesome soundtracks. I so happened to go see 500 Days of Summer with two of my friends (Becca and Katelyn) this past Saturday and I am in love! Such a good movie with AMAZING soundtrack (Thanks to Becs for reccommending). Its sooooooo good! Also, there are a few hilarious parts...Go See It!!!

Monday, April 27, 2009

I've been tagged....5 THINGS

5 things I was doing 5 years ago...
1. Moving back to Mesa from Scottsdale
2. Became best friends again with elementary friend, M. Merrill (now Meagan Horne)
3. Playing softball, tennis and basketball at Brimhall Jr. High
4. Door bell ditching people in Meagan's neighborhood
5. Trying to steal a friend's boyfriend away haha ;)

5 things on my to-do list today...
1. Prepare and study for our Sociology Monday Night Quiz at Heathers with Kimberly and Kelly.
2. Hit up the gym!
3. Find a new job!
4. Watch the new episode of The Hills with Kevin
5. Schedule an appointment with nursing advisor at ASU

5 things I would do with a million dollars...
1. Buy myself a Range Rover, and Kevin a boat.
2. Buy a new house!
3. Take a trip with Kevin to Italy or Greece
4. Get a new ward robe, of course
5. Save the rest :)
5 places I have lived...
1. Backus Road on Lindsey and Brown where I grew up as a little kid
2. Scottsdale with my mom
3. Lindsey and Southern when I came back to Mesa and went to Brimhall
4. Queen Creek with my grandpa
5. Phoenix
6. This includes the times I lived at Heathers for 2 weeks, Kats for about a month and Jaimes for about a month.

5 things I want to be doing in 5 years...
1. Graduated from ASU
2. Be working as a nurse in a hospital
3. Maybe be preag....
4. Living in a nice home
5. Still hanging out with the girls, and acting like we're still in high school, sometimes jr high

5 people I tag...
1. Becca Stark
2. Kim Fontes
3. Lindsey Johnson
4. Kevin Holt
5. Kenzi Fackrell

Friday, April 17, 2009

Joshua Radin!

On Thursday night, Heather, Becca and I got the chance to go to a free concert/block party in downtown Scottsdale for Joshua Radin! It was such a fun night and there were a few other artists that opened for Joshua Radin that turned out to be really good!

We started the night with dinner at Nello's

As always, it was dang good!

The first to play was a band called Try Me Bicycle. They were really good if you like that indie style of music.

The lead singer was such a cutie. And after they played a girl named, Meiko, performed. I just don't have any pictures of her. She was so cute! I definately recommend her music.

After Meiko, then Joshua Radin came on! He was amazing!

It was late and we got a little crazy on the way home.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Wedding Pics!!!

I am so excited to finally post pics from the wedding day!!! It was amazing. I do have to say THANK YOU to my ever so talented family. You guys are awesome! Seriously, they know how to throw a party. It was such an amazing day. Enjoy!

He was just so HAPPY that i let him hold the bouquet I guess...

My mom and I

kev and his super cute sisters

kev's parents

all the bridesmaids, minus my sister, and the groomsmen

Kevin's HUGE fam!!!

I absolutely love this beautiful family!!! Suzie, although my aunt, will always be like a sister to me.

And same goes for Stephanie! Those two pretty much raised me!

Let's be honest...this family is sooo dang cute! LOVE you guys!

This little lady, my sister, is my best friend!

We all barely fit in the frame!

We are a bunch of crazy girls!!!

I freaken LOVE these girls!!!

My aunt, Shelley; cousin, Lindsey; sister; and two other aunts, Suzanne and Stephanie. We all are pretty much like SISTERS.

I never got any of the cheesecakes or any of the other yummy food, but I heard it was delicious!

lovers? or friends?

the party was hoppin!

Yeah, it got really chilly!

All girls decorating the just-married-truck!

We all got a little crazy dancing

And off to the Buttes!