Monday, December 31, 2007

I've been Tagged!!!!

By Mela

Tag #1
1. Where did you meet your husband?
I officially met Kyle on a trip to Greer with my cousin Shari Johnson and some friends. We went camping over Memorial Day Weekend in 2001. I knew of him because of all the Gila Valley girls he had previously date.

2. What was the first thing you said to your husband?
I don’t remember. I just remember he had me cracking up laughing when we were at the cabin that night!! Seriously my eyes were watering I was laughing so hard.

3. Where was your first date?
Our 1st first date (June 2001) was a movie, “Laura Kroft, Tomb Raider.” Our second 1st date (April 2002) was the Diamondbacks 2nd game of the season, I think they were playing the cubs. I even got a ring that night (no not a diamond ring, a Diamondback World Series ring). Diamond ring… Diamondback ring… hmm???

4. Where was your first kiss?
Our 1st kiss was in a hotel room in San Diego (don’t worry, it was very G rated, ok, maybe a little PG). The story we plan to tell our children… Our 1st kiss was on a pier at Seaport Village in San Diego.

5. Did you have a long or short courtship/engagement?
We started dating in April 2002 and were married by September 5, 2002. The longest summer I ever had.

6. Where did you get engaged?
Kyle took me to eat at the Melting Pot in Scottsdale, after dinner we walked around the lake behind the restaurant were he proposed to me.

7. Where were you married?
Snowflake Temple.

8. How did your reception go?
Which one?? Kyle say’s we had the longest wedding ever. We had pictures taken the night before our wedding. Then got married on a Thursday had our wedding reception in Pima on Saturday, then more pictures the following Saturday and an Open House at the Shalimar in Tempe. But I think they both turned out really nice. My mom and my Aunt Valerie and Aunt Lynne helped put together the reception and my sister decorated the cake.

9. How was your honeymoon?
We stayed in a cabin in Lakeside. It was a lot of fun.

Tag #2
Four Places I've lived....
1. Pima, AZ
2. Globe, AZ
3. St. Davids, PA
4. Cottonwood, AZ

Four jobs I've had....
1. Dairy Queen in Globe (my 1st job)
2. Nanny in PA
3. SSSC twice (1st time thanks to my cousin Jenny)

4. Impressive Labels in Safford

Five things I'd like to do before I die....
1. Grow old with my husband
2. See my children grow up and go on missions and get married in the Tempe and see them go to college and become successful.
3. Finish my education.
4. Go on a mission with Kyle (NYC hopefully).
5. Get a decorating license.

Four favorite desserts....
1. Vanilla ice cream with either saltine crackers or wheat germ on it.
2. cheez-its??? Does that count as a desert?
3. ???
4. ???

Four facts about me....
1. I am a licensed Nail Technician.
2. I was a nanny in Philadelphia PA when I was 18 years old. It was a lot of fun.
3. I ran a business in Cottonwood, AZ (R & R Pizza) for my brother. Hardest job and most stressful job I ever had!!!
4. I love to decorate my home!!!

Four favorite TV shows....
1. Desperate Housewives
2. Chuck
3. What Not to Wear
4. Las Vegas

Tag #3
6 facts/habits about's the good and the ugly!

1. According to Kyle, I am meticulous.
2. According to Kyle, I am genuine.
3. I veg in front of the TV at night after everyone is asleep.
4. I take a long time to get ready (not as long as I use too now that I have children).
5. When I was a lot thinner and when I was single I had a belly button ring for a while (Kyle wishes he had known me then).
6. I don’t like to grocery shop and cook and I procrastinate cooking dinner. Yes I know I come from a family (both sides of my family) of great cooks, but it is soooo boring!!!

Thanks Margo, that was fun. Now I tag Launa, Steph, & Tricia!

Friday, December 21, 2007

Tis the Reason...

Last night was our Enrichment. I think it turned out perfect. We had a friend from an old ward come sing. It was fun to see her because I haven't seen her in over 2 years. The theme was on Christ and becoming better member missionaries. I brought in a lot of my Christmas decorations and decorated the RS room and the entry way (that was a lot of fun and I thought it turned out pretty). there were a bunch of HUGE poinsettia's sitting around so I used those to decorate too. We had some speakers come (I didn't get to listen to them though, being on the Enrichment committee, I spent most of my time in the kitchen). Anyway, after that we showed the Luke II video with Amy Grant's song "Breath of Heaven." (I add the video below) I love that!!! After we served Hot Chocolate and Cinnamon rolls. We also did a cookie exchange. the ladies each brought in 2 dozen cookies and divided them up and had them take a plate to a neighbor and then take some home for them.

Everything turned out really nice. The Cinnamon rolls and I had a falling out though. I have only made them one other time and yesterday i thought i would double the recipe in my bread maker. My bread maker didn't like it. Needless to say, my dough is sitting in the fridge right now and I had Kyle go get me some Rhodes Cinnamon rolls (thank goodness for Rhodes) and I baked them. They were gobbled up!!! I brought 2 dozen and they were gone!!! They are the best substitute for homemade.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Ok, I just want to brag on my husband...

I have posted some slide shows of pictures that Kyle took of our kids and their cousins. Ok, I know we have cute subjects already, and that always helps, but DANG my husband is getting really good at this!! I am going to make a website of just his professional prints of family's and children that he has done. So be watching for it soon.

da Boys!

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Friday, December 7, 2007

No more cake please!!!!!

I was going through our pictures and found this. I think it was from Drew's birthday. She looks like she has had WAY too much!! It is hilarious! If you double click on the picture and enlarge it, it is even more funny!

I've been Tagged!


I've been tagged! Thanks to Launa, I get to do this! Don’t get too bored!

A- Attached or single: Attached
B- Best Friends: Kyle-SHOCKER!
C- Cake or Pie: cake
D- Day of choice: Every other Friday: DATE NIGHT!!!
E- Essential Item: make up and hair stuff!
F- Favorite Color: depends, probably reds and yellows right now (decorating)
G- Gummi Bears or Worms: Gummi Worms
H- Hometown: Pima or Globe
I- Indulgence(s): Shopping by myself
J- January or July: January
K- Kids: Andrew 3 & Jaedyn 2 on January 2nd
L- Life is Incomplete Without: My husband & kids
M- Marriage Date: September 5th
N- Number of Siblings: 1 brother, 3 sisters, 1 step-brother & 1 step-sister
O- Oranges or Apples: Apples
P- Phobias or Fears: spiders and something happening to my husband or children
Q- Quotes: Right now my favorite one is, "If you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot and swing!
R- Reason To Smile: husband and children
S- Season: Fall & Winter
T- Tag Three: Kyle, Steph & Heidi
U- Unknown Fact About Me: I don't like chocolate
W- Worst Habit: Oh.... Which one.... Maybe its the one I am doing right now as I am thinking. Chewing on my finger nail.
X- X-Rays or Ultrasounds: Ultrasounds
Y- Your Favorite Food: Mexican food and Pizza
Z- Zodiac: Virgo