Monday, June 8, 2009

Rocky Point Mexico!

Yes.... we did go to Mexico turning the peak of Swine Flu Season... Call us crazy :)
but we all made it out alive!!!
Last weekend we took a family trip to Rocky Point Mexico! (THANKS MOM AND DAD!!!)
My sisters posted the trip on their blogs the day they got back... I post mine a week and two days later :)
We had an amazing time and loved spending some time with the long lost Carlsons :)

This was some of the best guacamole we've ever had... And probably the cheapest too which made it taste even better!
Joel was boogie boarding almost the entire time and I refused. Then with only one day left there I finally let him teach me and I LOVED IT! We had a blast!
So much fun together!
This is the private villa we stayed in as a family! Great memories!
Sportin our boogie boards :)

The kitchen
Family Room
Overall it was a very relaxed weekend. A nice breath of fresh air! I wish I took more pictures but I didn't want to bring my camera to the beach and have it ruined by water and sand.

San Francisco California!

A few weekends ago my Grandma and Grandpa Craig were awesome enough to fly me and Joel to their home in California to spend the weekend with them! Joel had a blast golfing his life away all weekend, and we had fun just relaxing and getting away from the hussle and bussle of our everyday life!
The only day we took pictures was the day we took a trip to San Francisco, it was INCREDIBLE!

We started our day at an aquarium on the pier. The aquarium was basically an underground tunnel with water and fish surrounding us. By far the coolest aquarium I've ever been to!

These are real jellyfish.... Insanely CREEPY jellyfish
We got to stand in the tunnel while we watched a giant school of fish swim around us.
We also got to touch a shark and a stink ray!
At this pearl shop you actually get to pick out an oyster and watch them open it. Then you get to keep the pearl!! I got a nice big one out of my oyster! (Thanks Aunt Debbie!!)
We got to ride through San Francisco on an OLD trolley car!!
Our adorable Grandma and Grandpa!! They spoiled us ROTTEN!!
Joel eating some AUTHENTIC chinese food in China Town... He was less than thrilled at the quality. Of course, the only thing he has to compare it to is PF Changs :) (Josh's face in the background sums it all up :) )
In China town standing in front of a butcher shop with Peking Ducks DANGLING in the window... Ew.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Happy VERY belated Easter!!!

This is almost humorous since its so delayed, but I sold my printer with the built in memory card reader at our last garage sale (genius) and didn't have a way to post my pictures... Hence, the reason why I haven't posted anything in about a month!
Anywho, since we are yet to have a little babe of our own, Wymme the dog will have to make due! We decided to let her help us dye Easter eggs... She was very very curious!

My favorite thing about holidays is creating pancake shapes! Obviously I haven't quite mastered the art yet :) They always seem yummier when they are in shapes- Kinda like macaroni and cheese :)

Happy (very late) Easter everyone!!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

P90X- Take Two!

Back in November Joel and I decided we'd purchase P90X (The workout/diet system) for ourselves for Christmas. However, what we quickly found is that starting a VERY intense work out and diet regimen would be incredibly difficult right in the heart of the holidays. So we said we'd start after the holidays.... Days turned to weeks, and weeks to months, and here it is almost 5 months later and gosh darn it we're finally starting again!!!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Bowlin with the PLOTTS!

Joel's mission companion Eric Plott and his wife Ashton came to visit from Palm Desert this weekend. We had an absolute blast hanging out with them and wish they lived here :) After they left, I noticed we didn't take a single picture with them (Sad!), but dont worry, I did manage to capture this picture of my STELLER bowling score! 158 may not be a good score to most, but I think I've only broken 100 about 3 times in my life. Luckly we had wagered that the losing couple buys dessert! ;)
Until next time Plotts... :)

Colorado + a new nephew!

My sister Tarah and I made the 14 hour drive up to Colorado to surprise my sister Amber who was being induced last Sunday. Luckily we managed to pull off the surprise and she was dumb-struck when she saw us standing on her front porch! Just a few long days later..(haha) she had my newest baby nephew, Taz Tyler Carlson!
He is just as sweet as the other two, and both Tarah and I are very sad that we will not be able to closely watch this one grow up before our eyes :( (Thank goodness for Blogs!)
Congrats to Amber and Tyler on their newest addition!!

(Take note of the GREEN in the photos.... Baby Taz was born on St. Patricks Day!!)

Me and My Sis Amber! She looks amazing for only having the baby an hour ago! :)
Me and my very newest nephew TAZ!
Brooklyn, Boston and Taz.... Their first encounter :)
Warming up to their new little brother :)

Tuesday, March 3, 2009


I am the team "mama" or MANAGER for my husband and dads men's softball league... I am very proud to announce that tonight we won FIRST PLACE in the league tournament!!
I love supporting their softball team, its one of my favorite hobbies!!

Friday, February 27, 2009

TAG! :)

I was tagged on a very random post from Brittani.... and so I don't go down in history as the person that NEVER replies to tags... HERE IT IS!!
I was asked to post the 6th picture in the 6th picture folder on my computer. And here it is!! My very pride and joy! My sweet puppy when she was only 8 weeks old. We love her :)

And now I have to "Tag" 6 others... So I will tag...
Headie*Tarah*Amber*Moo*Lauren*and... MOM!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentines Day!!

I have the sweetest husband in the world :)
Yesterday I came home from work bummed out because the two other girls in my office that I work with got flowers delivered from their boyfriends. But, when I got home I noticed this lovely bouquet sitting on my counter. Joel had gone and handpicked me flowers on his lunch break and even tried to arrange them nicely.
It turned out to be WAY better than having flowers delivered at work! They were free, and there was a lot more effort and thought put into it.
I love my husband! :)

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

6 Years and Counting...

6 Years ago today (February 10th, 2003) was the first day Joel and I officially became "boyfriend and girlfriend". The entire 4 years that we dated we celebrated a monthly "anniversary" on the 10th of every month. 6 years later we are still madly in love and are the happiest we've ever been in our lives!!
So Joel.... Happy 72 month anniversary! I love you so SO much!!!

This picture was taken 1 month after we started dating :) Oh the memories!!

Prom 2004 :)

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Laundry or a Dog Bed?!

While trying to tackle the mounds of laundry that I have somehow let get VERY piled up... I decided to take a quick break and look at some blogs.... While doing so I turned around to this....

It was too cute to resist taking a picture

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Londons Run- 10k

After running our half marathon, Joel expressed interest in running more races. Tarah asked us to run the Londons Run 10k and while Joel was stoked, I was less than thrilled to be running another race so soon. BUT my husband was all for it, so to keep him energized about running, I thought HECK I'll sign us up!!! $60 later... Joel was invited to go golfing with my Dad, Grandpa and Brother In-Law and couldn't turn it down, leaving me to run the race alone. (Tarah was there, but was NO where near, thus, I consider it running alone). It was fun anyways!!!
We all met our goals so it was a fabulous morning!!

Driving Range Date night

When Joel and I were dating, and after we first got married, we went to the driving range almost every weekend.... Times have changed and we have gotten lazy, but last night we went for our first time in a while! It was very depressing because I could barely hit the ball, and yet my husband was janking them out of site. Grrrr... Please pay no attention to my FABULOUS form! ;)

My club is moving so fast you can't even SEE it! Faster than.....sight!?
What an intense picture! I love it!

Friday, January 30, 2009

Cardinals Rally

Today at work we had a Cardinals Rally!! We got to relax, eat tons of food and cheer for the Cardinals for 2 hours at work! What a fab day!The Office CHICAS!

Me Breena and Shawna decked out in our cute Cardinals shirts!Me and Shawna!Me and Dad! What could possibly be better than working with your Dad everyday!?


So last night, I went to put my phone on the charger, and saw something out of the corner of my eye. Looked like a bug, but I didn't think much of it and walked away. Then... thought for a second that I may want to check because it was right next to my bed! Good thing I checked because it was a HUGE scorpion crawling up my nightstand!!
(Picture taken on Joels phone, so forgive the poor quality :) )
I HATE scorpions!! So, needless to say, Joel and I both slept on the couch last night. Actually, I slept on the couch cuz I was terrified, and because I have a sweet husband he slept with me for moral support :)

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

1/2 Marathon

As many of you know (probably because you've been hearing me complain for two days straight).. Joel and I ran a 1/2 Marathon this past Sunday! It was Joels first race EVER and he kicked BUTT!!
We both called into work Monday because we could hardly walk. (due to our severe lack of training).

This picture is from the Expo the day before the race!On the bus on the way to the race at 6:30, awaiting our demise. I look thrilled :)

At the starting line, telling each other "We can do this, I know we can do this!"

After the race!! "Holy Crap, we made it, next time lets train"
Twiggy ran with us! This picture is insanely disgusting, but its the only one I got with all 3 of us!
Until next year........