Tuesday, May 31, 2011

over the long weekend...

gordon was away in moab.

so i did my cleaning early (knowing it would stay cleaner than normal since it was just me and the dogs)

started some home projects that were long over due (painting things my favorite color just might be one of favorite things to do.  you can never too much mustard yellow right?)

went to my first swap/flee market.  let's just say it won't be my last.  i scored an awesome metal chair that fits perfectly on my front porch, a couple of records, and a metal cooler for the husband, all for a steal of a deal.

went out to breakfast with my sister

went to church alone, and was planning on leaving early from my last meeting but one of the sweet young women in my sunday school class saw me sitting alone and sat by me.

woke up to snow on memorial day

went to a family memorial day/birthday party bbq.

and stayed home every night all by myself.  no sleeping at my mom's this time.  not even once.  i'm such a grown up.

Friday, May 27, 2011

the photo booth

my favorite part of jodi and trevor's wedding?  the guest book.  no signature necessary.  just your photo to remember you by.  such a cute idea!  look at all the fun photos (taken by gordon's amazingly talented cousin annie)

Thursday, May 26, 2011

jodi and trevor say i do

technically they said yes, but it means the same thing.

jodi and trevor were sealed for time and all eternity in the salt lake city temple friday may 20th.  they had a dinner at joseph smith memorial building afterwards to celebrate.  the day was wonderful.  i am so happy for them.  i love weddings.  especially when they are the wedding of someone you care so much about and want nothing but the best for.  jodi is one of my best friends (and she's also my sister in law...bonus!).  she is so happy.  it makes me so happy.  i'm so excited for her and trevor.

 photo by annie
 photo by melanie
 photo by annie
 photo by annie
 photo by annie
photo by me (the quality is horrible...i forgot my camera and used my phone)

Monday, May 23, 2011

our 5 hour pet

i was taking a nap after church when i heard a knock at the door followed by jingling of keys.  next i heard gordon yell to me "jessica, come outside!  and bring your camera!  you won't regret it!"  hearing the excitement in his voice i got up, grabbed my camera and headed outside.

"i found something on my way home from church in the middle of the road.  i put it on our front lawn."

"what is it?" i asked.

"just come see.  it's on our lawn."

"is it a turtle?" i said jokingly. 

"how did you know?!" gordon replied.

i asked how he knew it was a turtle and not a rock when he was driving by.  he said literally every single day he is looking out for turtles.  he drives by rocks and thinks "is that a turtle?"

this time it was.  gordon said yesterday was "the coolest day ever!"

we're pretty sure, after much research and observation, that the turtle was a wild turtle.  and it was a yellow-slider. 

we took it over to gordon's parent's house so the little man could see it.  he was impressed to say the least.  he also named the little guy.  nemo.

nemo was released back into the wild later that evening.  i would be a liar if i said i didn't cry.  i get attached to things much too quickly.  and even though i know it's in turtle heaven on earth at the ogden wetland preserve, a part of me wanted to keep it.  a big part of gordon did too.  but we knew what was best for nemo.

and that's the story of our 5 hour pet.  and the coolest day ever.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

how my husband of four years and two days and i spent our anniversary.

we went to work.
once we were both home, we took the dogs for a walk.
then went to dinner at bistro 258.
gordon enjoyed the black and blue penne while i feasted on the coconut macadamia halibut.
and the fuzzy peaches dessert...heaven in my mouth.
we came home.
i put new linens on our bed (a traditional gift) along with 4 glass bottle sodas and 4 chocolate covered strawberries.
we enjoyed our new linens, ate the strawberries, and are going to save the sodas while on a cruiser ride (because those are the only types of drinks you drink on cruiser rides).
it was a lovely evening.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

an evening at grandma's.

and spending quality time with my grandma.
one of the best girl's nights ever.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


today gordon and i are celebrating our four year wedding anniversary.

four years ago today we were married for time and all eternity.

yes, eternity.

yeah, what we have is pretty special.

and we wouldn't have it any other way.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

ice cream. it will make your next visit to the grocery store that much better.

trust us.
we rarely shop at Macey's grocery store, but every time we have we always get an ice cream cone while we shop.  it makes me hate grocery shopping that much less.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

taco tuesdays. 3 tacos for a dollar!

this just might be the cheapest dinner date we've ever had!

 all items in photo are from viva market...our new favorite grocery store!

Monday, May 9, 2011

my weekend: a joan jett concert

i dressed up in my best 80's rock n' roll outfit (and i didn't even have to buy anything new...all if it came right out of my closet.  i don't know if that's a good or a bad thing...).

i sang "ch ch ch ch ch cherry bomb", " i love rock n' roll", "crimson & clover", "do you wanna touch me (oh yeah), "i hate myself for loving you", & "a.c.d.c." with all the zest i had.

i had a wonderful time singing and dancing with my sister, step-mom, and dad.

and joan looked amazing!