Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The Man is a Saint

I have been a bit of an emotional wreck the past week.  I might have the tiniest case of PMS. I have found a reason to cry just about everyday this week. For some reason the past couple of days I've chosen to get really depressed about all the things I didn't like about our wedding. One afternoon I got all teary because we didn't have sparklers. I kid you not. 

Now, I really have no reason to do this. Besides the fact that crying over sparklers is ridiculous, our wedding really was fabulous. It was exactly what I wanted. But I think every girl has things she would change about that day. 

So last night I decided the best way to cope with my feelings was to climb onto Erik's lap and name off everything I would have changed. Then I proceeded to start crying about it. The poor boy. Then I realized how dumb I sounded so I go to stand up and he pulls me back down on his lap and hugs me tight. Then he says, "I'm not done holding you yet." 

He listened to me complain for a good 30 minutes without interruption. He even justified a lot of my complaints - which really, is all an emotional girl wants to hear. 

I don't know how he puts up with me sometimes, but I'm sure glad he does. 

And could he be any cuter? That dimple makes me melt every time. 


Monday, February 20, 2012

Happy Birthday Jil!

I know the day is almost over, but I just had to wish a happy birthday to my amazing mother-in-law, Jill! She is a total super woman. She happens to have a ridiculously successful blog full of amazing tips and DIY's for you home (See it here!). She is still in the midst of raising 4 amazing children. She is probably the best cook I know. She's super dedicated to her church calling as a Sunday School teacher. She is always doing something to help someone else and I honestly never see her take anytime for herself.

As you can tell I really lucked out in the MIL department. Jill is such a wonderful example to me and I am so grateful to have her in my life. 


Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Valentine's Day

I have to say that yesterday was definitely the best Valentine's Day I've ever had. We decided not to get each other any big gifts or do anything extravagant (since we're saving for a puppy) - but it turned into the most perfect low-key night. 

However, I did happen to mention to Erik that I wouldn't hate it if he got me some flowers, to which he promptly replied, "Flowers are too cliche on Valentine's Day."

But apparently he was joking because these showed up at my office around 2pm:

You'd think I'd have learned by now how to tell when he's being sarcastic - but it sure was a sweet surprise. 

After work I rushed home and put out a ton of candles and set up a little picnic on our living room floor. Then Erik brought home our delicious dinner from Macaroni Grill, opened a bottle of Martinelli's, and popped in The Notebook (which was his idea by the way...and can we just talk about how much that movie makes me bawl!?). 

Oh, and I almost forgot! Erik had to open his present. 

It may not look like much but these are three of his very favorite things. He was pretty excited. 

I really snagged myself a great guy. He even liked The Notebook! Like I said before, our night was nothing extravagant, but it was exactly what I wanted. I'd rather spend a night at home with Erik than do just about anything else. He really is my perfect match. 


Monday, February 13, 2012


1. Forcing Erik to take a picture with me 2. New Ray-Bans 3. Salt Lake Temple 4. Diet coke with lemon 5. Fish Tacos at Loco Lizard in Park City 6. My folks at Loco Lizard 7. Me at The Store in Midway 8. Erik's famous grilled cheese sandwiches 9. Erik at Zupas 10. Me at Zupas 11. Paninis and salads at Zupas 12. The view our the window of my cousin's house in Park City 13. Thrifted Rollei camera 14. Sun coming through the trees outside our house 15. Another view from the Park City house 16. Erik with Ruby Snap cookies 17. Thrifted Pendelton blazer 18. Cohen Rackham 19. Future lovers 20. Reese Hunter 21. Our wedding rings 22. Coconut chicken 23. Goodies from Bountiful Baskets 24. Making salsa roja 25. His and Hers Arsenal jerseys 26. Veggies from Bountiful Baskets 27. Erik at The Store in Midway 28. The view on my way home from work 29. Rootbeer float from Dairy Keen 30. Erik at the movies 31. The inside of the Park City house 32. Erik grillin' 33. Erik in the Park City house 34. View from the couch in the Park City house 35. Salsa roja and Diet Coke


Thursday, February 2, 2012

A little motivation for your Thursday.

“Anyone who imagines that bliss is normal is going to waste a lot of
time running around shouting that he’s been robbed. The fact is that most putts don’t drop, most beef is tough, most children grow up to just be people, most successful marriages require a high degree of mutual toleration, most jobs are more often dull than otherwise. Life is like an old time rail journey…delays…sidetracks, smoke, dust, cinders and jolts, interspersed only occasionally by beautiful vistas and thrilling burst of speed. The trick is to thank the Lord for letting you have the ride.” 

Gordon B. Hinckley

I found this on Pinterest yesterday and couldn't resist sharing. It was EXACTLY what I needed to hear. 


Wednesday, February 1, 2012


I fully intended on doing a Wedding Wednesday post today, but I couldn't decide what to write about. So instead of stressing about it I decided to just write about something else. 

On New Years Day, Erik and I had the privilege of making dinner for my parents. Now, that might not sound like a big deal, but it was actually our first time making a real, sit-down dinner in our apartment. We went all out with a Honeybaked Ham, homemade mashed potatoes, broccoli, and Rhodes rolls. We got to use our serving platters and spoons for the first time too! We sure felt grown-up.