Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Years

This year me and Tye got to party with his nieces. First we watched Bednobs and Broomsticks and then we lit some fire works and drank some hot coco as we ate ice cream. We even wore awesome hats and blew awesome horns.

The video is blury.. but you can still see how cute they are!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Photo board photo frame

I made a few of these to give away, and I am having a hard time letting them go. I guess I need to go get the stuff to make me my own.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

New addition!

We got a puppy! And I love her! Her name is Sheisa. (Pronounced Shy-sa) She is half terrier and half Shih Tzu. Tye did not want a puppy at all, but I kinda just got one any ways. The day we picked her up, he fell asleep with her on the the couch, and it sealed the deal. He now loves her too!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

My first half marathon!!

Today I ran my first half marathon.. and it was great. The first ten miles were not so bad... however the last mile was like hell on earth! But I made it!! And I am so proud of myself!!! The girls I ran with were also great! I could not have asked anything better!

Its the Halloween half, so you are supposed to wear costumes. We were running fairys! Here we are a few minutes after we all finished.

I cannot wait to do it again next year!!! If you can think of any good costume ideas... let me know!!

Monday, September 6, 2010

labor day camping trip!

This is the second year in a row that we have went up to mineral basin over labor day. It is my very favorite camping spot that I have found so far in the world. When I am up there, my soul just feels at home. Somehow I am drawn there, and I have a fierce love for the area. I would love to spend all of my summer up there. This year Laine and Tade cam with us. We had a blast and even found out how to get into some of the mines, and we found a whole new trail to climb up.

I cannot wait to do it again next year!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Temple Pictures

My friend at work took our pictures at the temple! And I love them. My computer is being really slow.. so here is a few of them.

Monday, August 16, 2010

The time has come...

It seems like just yesterday I was running around trying to get all of the last minute thigns done before I got married. But.. its been a year! Time has flown. And now.. we are being SEALED!

We are going to recieve our endowments in the Manti Temple, and then be sealed the next day in the Salt Lake Temple.

We are both so excited!! And so greatful to be able to take this next step in our lives! Its going to be amazing!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

More baby onesies

My friend is having twin boys. So I made them each a onesie, but i wanted to do something different and new. I think they turned out awesome!!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Small and Simple Things

Me and Tye watched a scary movie tonight. Right after the movie, he went do do his homework, and I jumped in the shower to get ready for bed. All of a sudden, I got really scared. All of the horror movies that I had ever watched came into my head. I was terrified. So, naturally I started singing primary songs, and I refused to look in the mirror or close my eyes. By the time I was done, I was no longer afraid. In fact, the spirit was with me. I was calm and serene.

This got me thinking. Why Primary songs?? I have been told by many people that when I am scared, to sing my favorite Primary song. But why? Sure they are short and simple, and everyone who has grown up in the church, or who has kids that are growing up in the church knows them. But why not say... recite your favorite conference talk. Everyone has a conference talk that means something to them. Or they could say, repeat the sacrament prayers. We hear them week after week. Surely we know them.

I personally feel that its the small and Simple things that can have the most impact on our lives. Reading the Scriptures, saying our prayers and going to church. All of church. I know that in that moment, when I was scared, I could not think of the sacrament prayers, and no church talks stood out in my mind, but those primary songs came back loud and clear. Sweet, and small and Simple.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Ruffle Butt Onesie, and Ruffle Butt Baby shower Invite

I have a few baby showers to go to, and a few baby showers to help throw. Here are some of the things I have done for them.

This is a onesie I made. I am pretty proud of it. It turned out so cute!! Thanks Alicia for the inspiration.

And here is an invite that I made. Complete with ruffle butt! I love them! They turned out great!!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Downhearted by my own slacking off

So, I really really wanted to run in the half marathon, mainly to prove that I can be self-motivated. That I will not give up. And because I thought that running every day would help me lose weight. I was super excited about it and I thought it would be easy. But… I slacked off. I got sick and did not train. I did go to the gym more times than not, but I would run a mile and then go home. I really hated working out, becuase I was behind, and discouraged. Every morning my alarm woudl go off at 5:30 am and I would want to cry. Every night, I wanted to stay at work late so I would have an excuse not to go home and work out. I decided I needed to stop the madness, and wait until next year when had better prepaired myself.

Last night as I was lying in bed, upset at myself, part of Alma 34 kept resounding in my head. I have changed the words to fit my dilemma:

32 For behold, this month is the time for Paige to prepare for her run; yea, behold the day of this run is the day for Paige to show proof of her labors.
33 And now, as I said unto you before, as ye have had so many reminders from Tye , therefore, I beseech of you that ye do not procrastinate the day of your training until the end; for after this month, which is given you to prepare for your race, behold, if you do not improve your time while in this month, then cometh the day of the race wherein there can be no labor performed.
34 Ye cannot say, when ye are brought to that awful crisis that I will train, that I will return to the gym now. Nay, ye cannot say this.

I realized, that its too late. I do not have time to train for this marathon. I procrastinated too long. The thought of running this race, makes me sick to my stomach. I am simply not even close to ready. Good news is, I am not giving up. I am going to still go to the gym every day. I am going to watch what I eat. And I will train for a half marathon, when I am more prepared, and have more time!

Friday, April 16, 2010


So, I have been having a hard time being happy this week. My attitude has been horrible. And I have been taking it all out on my poor husband.

After a whole week of praying and trying to find out why I am so sad... I finally recieved my answer. Today my fortune read:

Find the road to your happiness by helping others.

Guess I should have known this. I don't know how many scriptures I have read where they said that same thing, or how many church talks I have listed to, that pound that into us. Hopefully I will be able to learn my lesson, and have a better attitude.

Friday, March 5, 2010

So long!!!

Well, I finally was able to sell my truck yesterday! Selling that truck was more than just getting rid of a gas guzzling vehicle. It was the one last remaining piece of the person I used to be. I now feel like I am a new person. Everything that reminded me of who I used to be is gone!! I know that I will get a truck again some time in the future.. but for now.. I am going to enjoy trying something new!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Valentines day fun!

I was bummed that Valentines day was on a Sunday this year. So on Friday I decorated Tye's jeep while it was parked at school. :) Here is what I did.

And on Sunday Tye gave me the most beautiful necklace that he got for me in Hawaii. :) We slept in and watched movies and went to church. It ended up being the perfect day! Thanks babe!! I love you!!

I will post pictures of my necklace as soon as I can take some!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Utah Valley Half Marathon

So, I have been wanting to do something for myself. Something that would challenge me and give me a sense of satisfaction when I finished it. For the life of me, I could not find anything that felt right, or that stuck. I also want to get into better shape. But the thought of going to the gym just to "get into shape" was not a motivator for me. I had been toying with ideas of how to accomlish this, but i kept giving up.

The other day I was driving on the free way and I saw a billboard for the Utah Valley Marathon. And it got me thinking. In fact.. it seemed like it was always on my mind. So, I prayed about it. And I drove the course that I would have to run.. and I prayed some more. I did not want to sign up for something that I would end up quiting because I was not committed.

I remembered talking to my sister in law Scarlet a month or so ago. She said that training for the half marathon gave her the incentive she needed to stay in shape and to keep going. And when I watched her cross the finish line of her first race... I could tell she was proud of herself!!

On Tuesday I got my answer. I was going to run the half marathon. It all felt right. I was able to find some training schedules that worked perfect for me and started out at my level, and I was so excited to get started! That night, I started my training!!

Long story short.... I am runing in the half marathon. I am super excited, and I am working my butt off trying to eat healthy, and hitting the gym to do my training. And thank you Scarlet for being such a great example to me... and for being the sister that I always wanted, but never dreamed I would actually have!!