More July

Well, the time since my last post seems to have flown by, without really doing a whole lot. We got or car fixed, luckily, and it only cost about $300, so that could have definitely been worse.

I had a few appointments that week that I'll post about over on my Scleroderma blog. My stomach has been feeling better, so that's been nice toi not have to worry about that as much.

Thursday the 10th we had our Relief Society activity. We did a salad/dessert recipe exchange, and had a decent turnout. Anything more than Melanie and me is usually a success. We had some really yummy desserts and salads, and had some great conversation. One of these days we will get a massive turnout, and we won't know what to do with it.

We headed up to Star Valley again just for a relaxing weekend. Like normal, the weather was wonderful, and we had a good relaxing time.

It has been so dang hot lately. It's so not fun! I am definitely not a fan of the heat. I think I'd much rathere have numb fingers and toes than sweaty armpits. Luckily we'lve found some ways to cool down, in the form of Coldstone ice cream, and Sonic slushies. The best part of hot summer days.

A few of my recent obsessions: My new Samsung Note 8.0 that I got for my birthday.

This Special K cereal.

Psych! I'm almost done with all the seasons on Netflix, and I'm really sad. I love comedies.

Paper scrapbooking supplies. I've become a serious hoarder!

Work has been good. Super busy when it comes to loans. I think right now I have at least 10 loans that I've contacted people about and am waiting to hear back, and that's not mentioning the other 10 that are just sitting there. It's good though. It keeps me busy. It's only slightly frustrating when you have to wait for stuff, then they want the loans done right away. Kind of gives me a slight heart attack because I don't want to put off my other duties, but I kind of have to. I really do enjoy the loans. Just been struggling a bit with reality lately. At least we got to try Fizz 'N Fryz last Friday. I just had this drink, but it was really yummy, and I can't wait to try their fries.

And just some summertime happiness from the last couple of days.

Sorry if you follow me on instagram, and are re-seeing all these pictures. I just really don't have much of an exciting life!


My Birthday & Such

July 2 was my 28th birthday. I don't know why I was so excited for it, I just was. Even though I don't love turning older, I figure, I feel like an 80 year old, so I guess my age doesn't matter too much. I had to work, which in reality, wasn't too awful. I was sung to by Steve, which was a highlight of my life, and it was just a chill day.

I wore one of my new skirts...

And took my first selfie as a 28 year old, that I actually quite like, even if my smile is weird. But I think that's just the new normal, so whatevs.

Greg made me shrimp and crab for dinner, which was super delicious, and a variety of cheesecakes. He is the greatest!

Topped off with another epic birthday card, he always finds the best ones.

Then it was over. My birthday present will be arriving Thursday, and I can't wait!

Here I am post work on the 3rd. We got to wear jeans, and I'm so happy to say I finally fit into the ones that my sister-in-law Adrienne let me borrow, As I'm supposed to be gaining weight, however, who knows how long I'll get to enjoy them.

I got off early from work, and went to a Dr. Appointment, then we went to Sam's Club, where are car broke down. It wouldn't start. We sat there for about 10 minutes before deciding to walk home. It's only about a mile, but in 90+ weather? It's not exactly the most fun.

I had the rest of the weekend off for the 4th of July. Since Logan is weird, they shot off their fireworks on the 3rd, so Greg and I went outside for a while to watch. Then we kind of slept in on the 4th, and his parents came down to take a look at the car. After much tinkering, they decided it was probably the fuel pump, and there wouldn't be any getting to it that day, so we packed up and headed to Star Valley so that we could bring one of their cars back. It was a long couple of days, but I'm grateful that they were willing to drive down and back and let us borrow their car.

Greg enjoys teasing his little sister Annie, quite a bit.

This is the house we would like to buy.

Happy birthday to me, and Happy 4th to you!


First July Post

July is already here. I meant to do this post a while ago, but I didn't. So here goes.

June 25 we had our branch work bbq party thing. It was actually not too bad. It was just like work, only slightly more casual. I seriously love my job, because of my awesome co-workers. They are the absolute best. We have a lot of fun together, and get along really well. We literally just sat around and talked and laughed. Then my butt started hurting, so we left. It was a good night though.

This has been the summer of moths. There was one night Greg killed over 30 moths in our house. See, they wake him up, while I can usually just sleep right on through. Here is a picture of me in bed while Greg is out slaying the moths.

Sunday, June 29, was World Scleroderma Awareness Day, and since teal is the color for Scleroderma, I asked Greg if he'd wear his teal tie, which he did, and I wore my skirt that is like 3 sizes too big. We definitely rocked teal though.

This time of year is my favorite...when these beautiful flowers are in bloom. We bought some yellow ones this year, so I'm excited to see them bloom next summer.

And since we had a coupon that expired June 30,we went and got Arctic Circle shakes. I got cookie dough, of course. There is only one time of year in which I would NOT get cookie dough, and that is.......

HUCKLEBERRY DAYS! And guess what months they come in....JULY & AUGUST! I'm only slightly excited!

PS. I'll do an updated July post eventually. Stay tuned!


Since the Last Post

It's almost the end of June now. Somehow the days just seem to be flying by. We don't really do a whole lot, but somehow I've got quite a few pictures here. So here goes.

We broke in my new walking shoes by taking a walk around the caboose. The weather has been getting warmer lately, but we took advantage of the not so super hot weather and took a little walk in the sunshine.

And then we got home, and I wanted to sit on the porch, so Greg told me I only could if I lifted weights and drank water. It's a tough life!

Trying to eat new things. I actually somewhat enjoyed this, even though there are onions and peppers in it. This was shortly before my food made a reappearance.

For our June Relief Society Activity, we decided to hold a "Lunch in the Park." It was super hot, but it was good to see the few sisters that did show up. It's hard to get sisters to show up. But I'm grateful for the ones that did come.

The 14th was our company summer party down in Salt Lake. I have never been in the 4 years of working for the company, but this year the whole group of us decided to go together. We had a great time chatting on the way down, then chatting with each other at the party and trying to guess who was who and avoid having to talk to any of them. (Kidding, but we weren't really that chatty with anyone but each other.)

They held a special drawing for any of the employees who came from the St. George and Logan branches, and guess who won this bad boy....Me. Greg and I have dance parties every night. I also won a gift card to Buffalo Wild Wings. Too bad I didn't take home the Disneyland Trip. It was actually a lot of fun, and it was good to see the few people that I do know that aren't in the Logan branch.

Father's Day came and went. I had a harder time with Father's Day than I had with Mother's day for some reason, but I won't get into that since I kind of went off on Mother's day already. But I want to wish my Dad a Happy Father's Day. Thanks for being there for me, and for your example. Thank you for loving me and being the greatest dad ever.

Sometimes life gets boring, so we go to the Willow Park Zoo and watch the crazy animals. Here are the turtles at feeding time.

Hastings was having a sale on their used books, so I picked up a few of these Nancy Drew books to add to our massive book collection. I can't wait to get a bigger house so we can put these in our library.

Lilli was getting baptized in Cokeville on Sunday, so Greg took me to meet my parents so they could take me the rest of the way to Cokeville.

We had loads of fun. The weather was gorgeous, and I had a great time watching the kids. They are so goofy sometimes. Lilli got a bow and arrow for her birthday, so the kids went outside for a little fun. For the record, though, it was Kandyce who told Lilli to "shoot an apple off Alex's head."

It was beautiful there in Wyoming.

I gave Lilli my old camera for her birthday. It was fun watching her take pictures of EVERYTHING. Hopefully she continues to take lots of pictures.

Here's Liam ready for church. Clay couldn't find the car keys, so Liam and I played with the adorable kitten, and he showed off his stylin' church clothes.

Then we went for a walk to go see the cows.

The only time he will hold my hand is when mom & dad aren't around and he wants to go see the cows.

Church was good. The Teicherts spoke about family, and they all did a fabulous job. They are one of the families I always admired growing up, and loved spending time with them on our family vacations. They are wonderful people, and I love them so much. Also, Livi, I loved your talk so much, I think I'm going to use it for my next lesson. Seriouisly, it rocked!

Lilli's baptism was that evening. She is such a smart cookie. My mom gave a talk on baptism, and she asked Lilli if she thought Jesus had to be baptized. Lilli's response, "(Pause)...Well, no but Heavenly Father commanded him to be baptized, so he was." It was the cutest. She looked so beautiful when she came out in her white dress. She was literally glowing. I know some people outside our religion feel that 8 years olds are too young, or they are forced to be baptized, but I truly believe that they know more than we give them credit for. Lilli's mom and dad didn't force her to be baptized, they let her make that decision. She will be so blessed because of it.

After, we went back to mom & dad's for brownies and ice cream. There was lots of family there, and it was so good to see everyone. I even got to hear a story about Grandpa Stan, and that's always fun. (I retold that story HERE, because I want to remember).

It's been a good month, despite the stomach issues and tiredness, and everything else life throws at me.