Sunday, March 18, 2012


So I also wanted to blog about a huge change that happened for us this last August. Chris was hired on with the Salt Lake County Sheriffs as a Correctional Officer in the Salt Lake County Jail. I have to admit at first I was really against this, I did not want to be the wife of an "officer" I wanted him to have a normal 8 to 5 job sitting at a desk, but how could I say no when I could tell how excited and happy he was about this?! Since then I have come to terms of his new career and I couldn't be more happy for him. Hey.. if he's the one working and providing it's only fair he has a career he likes right? Plus he looks so adorable in his uniform! Chris's main goal is to eventually become a street cop, but the jail is sure a great place to get experience under his belt in the mean time. I love this boy and I'm so proud of him and all he has accomplished!

These are some of the pictures from his badge ceremony. He has such a loving and supportive family. We are so blessed to have each of them in our lives. He has since been working hard inside the jail for 4 months now! Time has gone by so fast. He loves it and has a new story everyday.


So I haven't blogged forever! I think it's been almost a year, what a slacker I am. Alot has happened in a year and I want to write about all of it. I wanted to first document our amazing Hawaii Trip we took in December. It was a blast. I'm so glad Chris and I were able to go, just the two of us. We did a ton while we were there as you will see with my picture overload! By far the best trip we have been on.

This was in Waikiki, we soaked up the sun on the beach that first day. It was heavenly!

We hit the Dole Plantation and had the yummiest pineapple whip ever! So refreshing.

Hanauma Bay was a must, such a cool experience to snorkel with all those fishies!

We headed up to the North Shore and watched the surfing competitions, drank some not so yummy coconut water, went to the temple and finished up with the Polynesian Cultural Center! What a day!

SKYDIVING! By far the coolest thing I've ever done in my entire life! Don't ask me how on earth I let myself jump our of a perfectly good airplane but I did. 14,000 feet above the ocean! It was so sureal, I would do it again in a heartbeat! Thank you to Chris who begged me to go, I'm so glad I faced a huge fear and did this! A memory I will never forget!

We also went parasailed! This too was another cool experience. It was so peaceful up there, I'm so glad Chris and I did this. We got alot of fun pictures too!

We shopped around the International Market Place, also went to Pearl Harbor and toured the Bowfin! We had Such a great trip. Chris would move there in a heartbeat. We hope to be able to go back someday and visit some of the other Islands!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Birthday Boy - Big 26

So Friday March 25th we celebrated Chris's Birthday! I can't believe he is 26 years old, that's almost 30!!! well not quite but still..close :) This year I wanted to get him something that would be a surprise to him. He has always been the best at surprises and has spoiled me so much since we've been together, so this year I wanted it to be his turn to be spoiled and surprised!

So Chris has been drooling over this really expensive watch for the longest time, it's a Nixon (apparently a nice brand) but we never bought it for him because he could never justify paying that much for a watch he didn't really need. I knew how much he would love it and how much of a surprise it would be if i got it for him. Well i was right, I not only surprised him with it but I think I made him the happiest boy on Earth for a day :)

The Triplets :)

At Texas Road House with his family, about to open his gift from me!

Loved that look on his face, priceless!

I think I can tell the time from here with how big the watches face is. Look at his grin from ear to ear :)

I hope he had a great birthday spent with the ones he loves. I'm so thankful for this boy in my life, he's more than I could ever have asked for! He's the most kind and thoughtful person I have ever met, and deserved to be spoiled for his special day! He's definitely a keeper :) I can't wait to celebrate more birthdays in the future. I love you Chris. Happy Birthday!!!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


So Monday night Chris and I were invited to go see the Harlem Globetrotters at the Energy Solutions Arena. Chris's co worker Jeff, had extra tickets in the Wells Fargo suite so he took us. He also brought his friend Megan and his adorable little boy Noah. I have heard of the Globetrotters before but never seen them in person. To sum it up they are AMAZINGLY TALENTED! They put on such a fun show, we were laughing the entire time. The skills they have are crazy, and they really know how to entertain a crowd! Thanks Jeff for the INVITE :)

Megan, Jeff, Noah, Chris and Me.

Noah was in AWWW, how adorable is he?

BoldThis was the star of the trotters, he goes by "Special K". After the game was over we wanted to go get a picture with him and his autograph, but right when we went to get in on the end of the long line, they closed it off!! We were pretty disappointed..Chris tried to get me to flirt with the bouncer dude to let us squeeze in, but i was too embarrassed to try HAHA. So the only picture we could get was with him and some random fans. Oh well, we still had a blast!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

VaLeNtiNeS DaY 2011

So this Valentines Day was a really good one. Chris and I told each other before hand that we were not going to buy gifts for each other, just go to a nice dinner. Well my husband didn't follow the rules too well... while I was working this delivery boy came in with roses, a balloon, a cute teddy bear and some chocolate covered strawberries. I was super surprised when he asked for an Olivia Smith, I got all giddy when he handed them to me. I work at a doctors office so of course the waiting room was full of patients and I'm sure they all noticed my bright red face and huge smile. It was a really cute surprise, I really do have such a thoughtful husband.

I didn't plan on getting Chris anything but after he got me such a cute gift, I felt like I should get him something little. I got off work before he did so I ran to the store and hurried home to have it ready for him when he got there. I put rose petals all over the bed in the shape of a heart and since he loves mountain dew, I got him a bottle of that and I got him a huge box of fruit snacks...which he also loves, and wrote him a sweet card. I know it wasn't much but he loved it. He's simple and appreciates the little things, which I love. And lets just say.. that's not all he got that night ;)

After that we got ready and headed down town to go to dinner. He wouldn't tell me where we were going, he wanted to surprise me. We got downtown and we pulled up to The Macaroni of my favs! I was really excited and so hungry. I really enjoyed our dinner, I love it when we get to spend time together, just the two of us. He's the love of my life and I can't believe this was our 3rd Valentines together. I'm so excited to celebrate more in the future together.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Ruth's Chris

So last Friday Chris and I wanted to go on a date. So when I got off work Chris had told me he had made reservations for us at this really nice steak house called Ruth's Chris. Some of his family members have eaten there before and said it was the best steak they had ever eatin, plus they wine and dine you! I'm usually a chicken person but this time I was obligated to try this "AMAZING" steak. It's a pretty fancy restaurant so we changed and got all done up and headed downtown.

This was by far the most EXPENSIVE restaurant Chris and I had ever been to. The service was amazing and the food was delicious! Chris and I both ordered a salad, we got the blue cheese lettuce wedge and I would have to say it was the best blue cheese I've ever had. They also brought our warm sour dough bread which was also so yummy. For our meal we obviously ordered a steak, but the way you order is ala cart, so you order your steak...(which my steak was about 42 bucks!!!) then you order whatever side dishes you want. Chris got the Ribeye steak and I ordered the Filet. And for our sides we got mashed potatoes and asparagus. My steak was so tender I could just use my fork to cut through it. It seriously melted in my mouth. :) After dinner we of course had to order desert, we ordered the duel chocolate cake with fresh berries and whipped cream. It was amazing to say the least.
When we finished our waiter brought us our came to $125.00 including tip!!!! ummm HOLY CRAP..good thing we used a gift card and some cash we got for Christmas becasue with out that we wouldn't have chosen this place hahaha...we knew it was going to be expensive when we chose it but GEE, who could ever eat there on a regular basis?! lol It was such a fun and romantic date for Chris and I to be able to go and spend some alone time with each other. I would definitely recommend trying it at least once :)

Thursday, January 6, 2011

cHrIsTmAs DaY 2010

This Christmas was mine and Chris's 3rd Christmas together and 2nd Christmas being married! Where has the time gone?! I still can't believe it :) Christmas morning we woke up in our jammies we opened the night before and came downstairs to open the couple gifts we got each other.. Chris got me a new coolpix touch camera, which I am in love with! and a bunch of clothes! I got Chris an HDMI cable, new Puma shoes and socks, and also some basketball shorts. After we relaxed together most of the morning we finally got ready for the day and headed over to my parents for our Christmas dinner with my moms side of the fam.

We got to my parents and opened more gifts. My parents got us a griddle and gave us some money as well. We also did a gift exchange with my siblins, so my sister Emily got me a gift card to Victorias Secret and my little brother Sammy got Chris a HUGE thing of cashews (his fav) some church socks and a new wallet. Chris and I also framed some pictures for my mom of all of us kids and gave her some wedding pictures she's been wanting as well.

We then enjoyed the rest of the night hanging out with my family, eating good food and listening to my Grandma, Cousin and Aunt play their guitars. I love my family and I am so grateful for the times we are all able to get together and enjoy spending time as a fam!

I am sad the Christmas season is over but kinda relieved at the same time.. It can get so stressful! I'm so thankful for my wonderful husband and everything he does for us! We had a great Christmas together and I can't wait for more to come. Hopefully by next Christmas we will be adding or talking about adding someone to our little family :) lol...fat chance though!