Saturday, July 25, 2009

Cute Outfit!

So I'm sitting here watching Say Yes to the Dress, and What Not to Wear (I know, exciting holiday, huh?), and I decided to put together my own outfit. I'm very excited about what I came up with! So... I'm going to share... let me know what you think!

All of these pieces came from :)

Gold earrings with silver round stones: $9
Green top with a fabulous jeweled neckline: $28

Silver and gold mixed metal bracelet: $10
Silver snakeskin wallet: $16
Dark wash bootcut jeans: $148
Cute berry-colored, pointy-toed heels: $39.50
Now I just wish I could go buy it!!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

My Big Fat Italian Anniversary

We've made it two years! Really, that's nothing compared to the 5 we dated before we were married... but still. Glad to be married longer than most of the people in Hollywood! ;)

On our actual anniversary, July 7, we went to Tuscany for dinner. My company has held their annual Christmas party there in the past, and we LOVE that place, so Lance surprised me with reservations there.

If you're unfamiliar with Tuscany, it's a restaurant in Holiday, owned by Mark Eaton, it's Italian, and it's delicious. :) I had pork, and lance had meat loaf. I know... silly boy gets meat loaf at a fancy restaraunt. But hey, I'm sure it was delicious!

We also saw Craig Bolerjack there... I've seen him a bazillion times before at Jazz games, but it's kinda cool to see him, uh, not at a Jazz game, and not in a suit!

Vegas was awesome. I posted all our pictures on Facebook. It was kind of a struggle to get them all on there in the correct order because some were taken from the camera, some my phone and some Lance's phone. So it took me a long time to get them in the correct time-wise order.

This time we went hotel hopping. :) Stayed in 3 different hotels... saved a lot of money doing that, too. First night was at Golden Gate, which was only $9, then the next two were at Binion's which was $20 a night. Then we stayed at the Venetian which kind of back-tracked our money saving, but hey, that's why we were going super cheap in the first place; so we could stay at the Venetian without too much damage.

We missed our Bentley very much. We would often wish she was running around our hotel room and playing with us. :( But it's ok. I know she had fun at my parents' house.

This time, the "shows" we went to here the NBA Hall of Fame... not really a show, but yeah, and we also went to Tournament of Kings, which is a dinner show. Very good! Very fun!

All in all it was a great trip. It was nice to get away and relax and sleep in.

Happy Pioneer day!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Why Sierra Is My Best Friend

(Of course, besides Lance... He's amazing for other reasons.)

She is very forgiving, and I often need to be forgiven.

She can tell the difference between when I'm being ornery because I'm upset with her, and when I'm being ornery because I'm upset with someone/something else and am just giving everyone attitude.

She lets me speak my mind to her without being judgemental.

She gives me good advice without a "holier than thou" attitude.

She accepts me for who I am, not who she thinks I am or who she thinks I should be, or who I have been in the past.

I am so thankful for a friend like Sierra in my life.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Short Walk Down Memory Lane

Just married
My favorite picture

We sure were skinnier!

Kisses for Lance!

Guest of honor. ☺
Aww, I want to have another wedding (to the same person)!

Monday, July 6, 2009

New House Checklist

After living in a place for a while, say oh....6 months or find all the things you dislike about it... as well as some things you LOVE and can't live without.

At least, I'm hoping this is true for just about everybody, and I'm not just a greedy, nothing's-ever-good-enough-for-me kinda person.

Anyhow... I've made a list for all the things I want my next house to be. I don't think I'll find a house with EVERYTHING I want, so I've separated the list into Negotiable, and Non-Negotiable. My next house will have everything on my non-negotiable list. Yes it will... or I won't buy it.

Look out realtors, here comes one picky buyer!

-Absoultely NO Negotiation- *I would consider it a down-grade if our new house did not have these features.
Formal living room, with separate TV/family room
3+ beds
2+ baths
Spacious kitchen, with lots of cabinets and counter space
At least 1600 square feet
Two car garage
Walk-in closet
Separate tub/shower in master bath
Dual sinks in master bath
Landscaped front yard - has to have curb appeal!

I guess the only things on this list that we don't currently have is the separate tub and shower, and a garage. Everything else, we love about our house and need (ok, not "need" but really, really, really want) to keep.

Fenced back yard - I have this currently so it would be appreciated, but I could give it up, if my yard is large enough.
Jetted tub in master bath - I rarely use this, but it is nice to have.
Pool - I have no idea how to take care of a pool, so access to a community pool or something like that would be nice. I've seen a lot of gated communities in FL that have this, and I would prefer that over having my own pool.
Fireplace - It's hot in FL, so I doubt I would ever use it, it just looks nice in my current formal living room.
Laundry room - currently my "laundry room" is also a bathroom. Having a separate laundry room would be nice, but it's not needed.

The house also has to look nice overall. I don't want a fixer-upper. Lance and I both don't have the talent nor the time to fix up a house.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

BIG News

Because I changed the background and colors of my blog to be all holiday-colored, I don't really feel the need to comment on what day it is today. Other than the comment I just made.

Yesterday was quite eventful. I woke up and got the urge to visit my fam-fam up in Santaquin canyon. We spent from about noon until 5:00pm up there. After that we changed clothes and went to University Ave to visit Sierra and her fam while they were camping out for the parade. That was fun! We played Scattegories, and ate pizza. It was a good time. As Paula said, "It's not very often that you get to sleep in the streets!" Well put Paula, well put. We should totally sleep in the streets more often.

I have some newsvthat I've shared with a few people already, but here it goes to the world (or to those of you who actually read this...).

Lance and I are thinking about moving to Florida. (You thought I was preggers, didn't you?!) Anyway, housing there is way cheaper than it is here, and while we love our house very much, the cuts both our jobs have been making, has made paying all our bills extremely hard. Right now it's just an idea (one that we've both been looking in to on a daily basis). Lance is looking at jobs there right now, but he hasn't really applied for any. We haven't yet put our house up for sale. I have, however, found many houses in some great cities in which I would LOVE to live (Cape Coral, Kissimme). I found one the other day for $99K!! It's bank owned, but I don't see any problem in buying a bank owned house, as long as it meets my requirements! Buying a $99K house would cut our house payments in HALF, and make it so I might not have to work. And when we get to the point where I no longer have to work, we'll have kids. So everything might fall into place.... and I might have other news for you then. ☺

Happy Fourth of July (I HAD to say it....)!