Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Merry late Christmas and Happy New Year

The whole family damily!

The boys

The girls

The Brook's
The ones that started it all!!
My Parents

Sorry I didn't write sooner but I wanted to wish everyone a Merry Late Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!
So for Christmas eve Jeremy and I went to lunch and a play with Patti,Trip and Natalie. Then after had dinner with Jared and Natalie. We then watched Dark Knight (good movie). We opened one gift which of course was p.j's but I still look forward to them EVERY year. There was one year I didn't get them and it wasn't the same. Not that I'm trying to be greedy!! On Christmas morning we went over to Patti's had breakfast and opened presents, then it was off to Jeremy's dad's house to open presents, and then to his grandma D. house for dinner. After all the traveling around west valley we went home and opened our presents to each other. All I can say is that we are SPOILED. We ended up getting and iHome for in the kitchen, a bread maker, a gps, clothes games, money, jewelry box, my honeymoon book I made a, etc. On friday the day after we headed down to St. George to see my family. We stayed there for two night and got in some game time, more presents, and family pictures. It's always nice to go down and see my family I miss them. On our way back up to Salt Lake on sunday we stopped and visited with Jeremy's grandparents in Leeds for a while and got to see Goldie (Jeremy's aunt). Then we were back in the car to drive home. Kylee ended up joining us on the drive back along with Grammi J's new addition little "Jasper" he is such a cutie and a GREAT traveler (slept the whole way!) Unfortinatly I ended up getting sick on the way home and had the worst body aches of my life sunday night into monday! I laid around and slept all monday. yesterday wasn't to bad but of course I have pretty much lost my voice today. Its really fun to be talking to patients and suddenly have a high voice or no voice at all!! At least I get the next 4 days off so I can't complain to much.

Jasper on the car ride

Saturday, December 13, 2008


Today Randi, Nick and I went to Randi and Patti's work for there Christmas party. Patti met us there and we went and saw santa. Well Im sure you have guess how Nick was with santa!!!!
Yep thats right he didn't want anything to do with him. The picture didn't turn out well but I was trying to hurry and take it without getting into trouble! While we were there we gave Nick a rice crispy treat they were handing out and he LOVED it!!!

When Patti asked him if it was good he would shake his head yes! Randi and I then went to Cafe Rio for lunch and then to St. Mark's hospital so I could get some blood tests done. Fun trying to get pregnant stuff!!! We then went to pick up pictures for Randi. While we were waiting for her to get them I got Nick out of his car seat and let him play in the passenger seat. He got my phone and started talking on it so I had to take a picture. It looks like he really is talking on it.

He is such a cute kid!!! Man I can't wait to have my own kid. I hope we get pregnant SOON!!!! Ugh......I hate this try and wait, try and wait, try and wait!!!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Floors and Counters

First Bedroom Before and After

Second Bedroom before and after

Third bedroom before and after

Jeremy Lookin' hot!

The counters before, during and after!

My Living Room!!!!

We FINALLY got our new counter tops!!!! Wohoo........ So I have been telling some of you our adventure getting the new counters in, so I thought I would post some pictures of the before and after. It was a headache trying to get them done. We kind of had a run around with the guys we hired and ended up having to threaten them with getting our money back but in the end the counters turned out quite nice. Let me know what you think! Oh and we finished the wood floors in the back bedrooms. Jeremy had to wear this little white get up to sand the wood floors so of course I HAD to take a picture!! Love you honey! I also included a picture of our living room right now. It is a mess I can't wait for the back bedroom floors to be dry so I can put the rooms together and get my living room back. I don't think we are going to decorate for Christmas this year. Unless we get this stuff out by this next week. :-( I know it won't be the same for Christmas but we will be going over to Patti's to decorate her tree.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

A little disappointed.....

Well those of you who haven't heard we didn't end up getting the house. The owner doesn't want any less then the asking price!!!! Jeremy and I are kind of bummed but it will be nice not having to stress over the holidays. We are still doing the fix ups in our house so I will post some before and after pictures of what we are doing. I just thought I would write a quick update. I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving!!!!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

update..and birthday!

The new house

The back yardThe upstairs floor plan

Well I figured I better get on here and update everyone on whats going on........Jeremy and I ended up putting a offer on that house if Farmington so we are working our butts off to get this house done so we can put it up for sale next Monday. Well I guess I mean fix up not done. This week we will be getting new counters, refinishing our back bedrooms wood floors, redue the bathroom upstairs, and putting new doors throughout the upstairs. Then I have to go through and stage the house, So hopefully we can sell it fast. Which if we do we are moving back into Mavis's (patti, jeremy's mom). Also this last week was my birthday. It was thursday the 20th! It was a pretty good birthday. I had to work at the hospital and it was kind of busy but my day started out with getting flowers from Jeremy and then I received flowers at work from my mom, dad, and little sisters. Then when I got home I got more flowers from my sister Keesha and her family. Janica and I went down to Provo to have dinner and go to Twilight with our friend Lauren. I would have to say it was a very good movie. I can't wait for the next one to come out. I was a lot of fun hanging out with Janica and Lauren! Unfortinaly I didn't get to see Jeremy the whole day but he talked to me a few times throughout the day. Hummm......oh and I heard back from Skywest I did get a leave but only for three months and I only got my flight benefits tell Dec. 20 but I guess that is better than nothing. I will just have to decide before Feb. 20 if I am going to quit for good or go back. I'm kind of thinking right now that I will quit I really enjoy my new job at the hospital and I make more money but we will see. I will really miss being able to go see my family easily. I will have to start being like the rest of the world and DRIVE down there!!!! :-)

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Old job.....old house

Well Jeremy and I have been going through a TON lately. I'm finishing up with Skywest and starting my new job and the hospital. It is a bitter sweet thing. I am going to miss my friends at Skywest but I really enjoy my new job. I have been able to catch on pretty quick so that has been nice. All the different insurances make me nervous but I get to meet a lot of interesting people. The girls I work with are really nice and very helpful. Another new thing that we are going through right now is we are trying to fix up our house to sell it. We found a new house in Farmington that we really love so we are trying to find out if we can afford it with selling this house. We have to do so much before we can put it up on the market!!!!! so if anyone knows any good constrution workers we need help with both this house and possibly the new house if everything pans out. Jeremy and I are really stressed and tired but we are getting through all this. Hopefully everything works out! :-)

Friday, November 7, 2008


So today I started cleaning out our back room so we can paint the walls. All I can say is "HOW DOES TWO PEOPLE COLLECT SO MUCH CRAP/JUNK???" So far I have two big black garbage bags and Two big boxes of junk to take to the D.I. I took three hours to get that far and I'm still not done! I would offer for people to come check out what we have to give away but I'm ready to just drop it off at D.I. and forget about it. I can't even imagine how much stuff we will collect when we have kids! I know this is kind of a stupid post but I was just so amazed!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

New JOB!!!!!

So I FINALLY got a new job. I am so excited! I will be working at Salt Lake Regional Hospital doing admitting. My friend Danielle helped me get the job and I am in big debt to her. I couldn't have asked for more for a new job. I will be making more than I make Skywest, I will be working inside out of this crappy cold weather, and I get to work with someone I already know. Which I guess you have guessed it I will have to quit Skywest. I am excited but also sad about this. I will miss my friends and flight benefits, but I am ready to start a new career in the medical field. I have always wanted to work in medical so here is my chance. To all my Skywest Buddies I will miss you, but we will still have to do girls night or just hang out.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


I almost forgot to tell everyone. One of my very best friends Lauren is taking me to the premier of TWILIGHT for my birthday!!!! I am so excited, I couldn't have asked for a better present. I can't wait to go and hang out with you Lauren!! :) Love you tonz.

Fun Adventures

My mother-in-law Patti and I went to see my sister-in-law Natalie in Austin, TX. It was a great trip, I would have to say I love TX at least what I have seen of it. Its beautiful out there. We flew there on Thursday which was an all day flying. We left at 5am and didn't get there until 9pm there time. Flying standby means you may not get on flights. So we couldn't get on the straight flight there so we had to fly to Atlanta and then back to San Antonio (instead of Austin) and Natalie came and picked us up. On Friday we went and rented a row boat for about an hour. It was quite interesting watching us try to figure it out. Natalie and I started but I couldn't quite get the hang of it so Patti switched me spots and she did it a lot better than I was. Natalie was a pro!! We went around the river for awhile and had a lot of fun. We saw a lot of birds and Turtles. At one point Natalie decided to make us go in a circle in the boat it was fun but by the time I got the camera out to record it she was getting tired of it so I only got a short video. That night we went out to a REALLY good BBQ place called Salt Lick. You bring your own booze which is nice because most of the places you go to charge and arm and leg for drinks. Jay (Natalie's friend) went with us also. After dinner we went and got pumpkins. Natalie and I carved a pumpkin each, they turned out really cool. Mine is the skull one, I cheated and used a pattern. While we were carving the pumpkins Bailey (Natalie's dog) wanted to eat the pumpkin, But mom said NO! After a min. of watching it she laid her head down on my leg begging for some. I don't think I have carved a pumpkin in over three years. On Saturday we drove to Fredrickburg where we went to a food and wine tasting fest. I was glad I got to go try different kinds of wine. I found that I love Sweet Red wine and I don't mind White Zinfandel. They had a lot of different types of Jams/Jelly's I guess that pretty big out there. I like the Raspberry/Peach/Chipotle jelly the best, But I wasn't able to buy any. :( That night we went to dinner at a place called Ratskeller. I know.... it sounds interesting. It was really good and the place was in the basement! Hens the name!! On Sunday we shopped around for awhile and then headed back to Austin. We just hung out the rest of the time at Natalie's. I don't know if Natalie will want me to put this in here but I have to. Bailey her dog is funny, she licks the carpet all the time. I'm not sure what she likes about it but maybe she has anxiety. I put a video on to show you, she didn't do it for very long because Jay got there. It was a great trip and ended with a straight flight home! :)

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Post #2: A day out with friends

Nick, Tate (in orange), and Josh

Today Nick and I went out with my friend Amy, her son Tate and the little boy she nanny's Josh. We went to Gardner Village, for halloween they have it all decorated. Because neither one of us has any money we just walked around and talked. We took the boys out for a few pictures but didn't ever get a very good one. Its hard to get three 1 year olds to sit still for a picture. Imagine that!!!! Oh and Joshua was on a suicide mission all day, he kept trying to jump out of the stroller. I think both Amy and I decided we don't ever want twins or more at the same time. Three little tykes for one hour was plenty. It was a fun day and I hope we play with friends again! :) with all this babysitting Nick it really make me want my own children. I'm hoping its soon, but still no luck.

Post #1:1st Birthday Party

Uncle Shane helping him open his toys! He isn't going fast enough.

This is a good cake!!! Wouldn't you say

Patti, Me, Randi, and Jamie

My nephew Nick's birthday is Oct.26 but because Patti and I will be out of town we did a party this last sunday. He is turning the big 1!!! :) Patti, Randi, and I got together last friday and made two cakes. One was a bear that was going to be all Nicks and one for the rest of us. Then on sunday we had the party at Grandma patti's and grandpa Trips house. Uncle Shane and Aunt Jamie also came. We had dinner and then opened presents. He got a bus to ride on and walk with, a laughing dog (it laughs when you push its belly and says to not tickle him), the new elmo doll (which apparently might be pretty big this year for christmas so I guess he is lucky he got one!) and of course clothes. Then we took of his clothes and went in for cake. We all know how the first birthday cake goes!!! He wasn't sure about it at first but then when we handed it to him he went crazy. He ate alot of that cake!!!