Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Seasons Greetings!

I decided to send out Christmas cards today....like.right.now. hahaha. Here it is! Enjoy!!!

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Thursday, December 10, 2009

It's been awhile....

Well, it's about time for an update! Not much new here. Tyler and I are both just working away and trying to stay warm. Never in my life have I been this cold. I constantly wonder how I ever went to BYU-Idaho. I can't believe I used to play in the snow and go out and have fun. Who was I?!?!? Tyler left for work this morning and called to tell me that it was -9 outside at 7am. NOT INTERESTED! I have started wearing my fuzzy boots with dress pants. I know.....I'm hot. Yesterday a kid asked me why I was wearing my slippers??....funny!
I had a doctors appointment last week. I am right at about 6 months, and have gained 12 pounds total. So, there I sat thinking I was pretty awesome for only gaining 12 pounds when my doctor proceeds to give me a weight lecture. He told me that back in the olden days, people were told to only gain 24 pounds, but then some scientist did a study and you should actually gain 35 pounds. Now, I love my doctor.....but he is a man with zero personality so I just sat there thinking "are you saying I need to eat up or cut back???" Finally he said, "look, you shouldn't gain more than 35 pounds in this pregnancy." I'm still a little confused, but oh well. I think I'll be fine...but then again I could eat a lot by March. Also, Nicole Richie gained like 60 pounds with her last pregnancy. Just sayin'
We went to Sexy Rexy last weekend to go out with some friends. It was so good to be back there and to see old friends. I feel like part of my heart still longs to live in Rexburg, but then as I watch students hike it up a snow bank....I think "Nah, I'm over it."
We got a crib!!! I am contemplating redoing it. I know it's easier said than done, but I have this cool idea for it which involves a lot of sanding and staining. I wish I was the chick from bewitched so that I could just wiggle my nose and it would be done. I think it would be cool to say "Oh yeah, I actually re did that crib" but I just don't want to have a freak out in the process :)
We have been soooooooooooo busy lately. I feel like Tyler and I never see each other. It's sad, but it makes us cherish our weekends together more I think. It's like we have something every night. Crazy.
Sunday was my first weekend in Nursery. WOW!!!!!!!!! The nursery leader is about 32 weeks pregnant and when they called me I thought "hmmm, that's kinda weird, because who would put 2 pregnant ladies in there?" Well, basically I won't lie to you. I don't know if I would have wanted a child if I had have been in nursery before I got pregnant. 32 kids. Like 26 of them are boys and they are all wild. We had screaming, throwing, tons of boogers, and play dough stuck EVERYWHERE! I seriously had to do some breathing exercises to get through the 2 hours!
I have been having a hard time with our relocation lately. It's just hard sometimes. I miss my family and Vegas surroundings. I don't necessarily think it's that I miss Vegas, I just don't think I'm cut out for a town of 10,000 people. Somedays I would just give anything to see some civilization. It's hard but oh well. Tyler and I have started making friends which has helped a lot! We went and watched The Blind Side with a couple from our ward on Monday and then on Tuesday, I dragged myself to enrichment. I was soooo glad I went! I met so many people from the ward and it was a fun night. I think if I continue putting myself out there, I will make it through living in the country ;)

Monday, November 30, 2009

Growing Everyday!

Well Thanksgiving was great! I ate soooo much, but it was worth it! We had a blast with Tyler's family. Of course we didn't take pictures so I will have to wait until his sister posts some and then I will steal them :) The baby is kicking A LOT! It's always great to feel it! I have been having some back pain.....but not too bad. I don't know if it's an indication of back labor which would suck, but what can you do? I keep telling Tyler it's my psyatic (spell ck) nerve, but of course he thinks I am making up words. AWESOME! Well, here's a picture I took today. As you can see the baby and me are growing. I feel like I gain weight during the night. Good Times. I have plans to run this all off after I have the baby but that probably is pie in the sky :) My next dr's appointment is Weds. I am sure he will ask me if I ate a horse over thanksgiving.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

What's new with the Matlocks?

Well....here I am a week free from puking! YEEHAW! I feel pretty confident that I am over the nausea. Cross your fingers. So, basically I am loving my life since I can now enjoy food and am eating A LOT! Get ready for me to become a blimp :)
Tyler's family gets here tonight. I feel like a kid again. I swear I've been counting down for about 2 months now. Between that and the baby count down, I have ZERO patience. haha. We are sooooooo excited to see them! We will miss his parents, but will be out there in Oklahoma with them in less than a month for Christmas :) I have been cleaning and organizing all day. We just did a huge deep clean last week, and I am so glad because it made today so much easier. I think the job that I loathe the most would have to be laundry. Seriously, does it ever end???? I'm sure when I have a baby it will be about a hundred times worse. I need a maid!!!
Basketball started bright and early at 6am on Monday for Tyler. He is soooo excited about it. His first game is next Thursday. Good Luck!
I got a calling....Nursery! I'm not sure how heels will go over in there, but it should be fun! Peace out Relief Society. I mean, I'll miss it....or will I? hahaha. No, but really I will ;)

(this was on Monday morning)

We've had a few pretty big snow falls. Nothin like waking up to slick steps outside your front door. Which reminds me, Tyler needs to buy salt for the front steps before I break my face. The snow brings many memories of college back to me. I drove little Betty (my old honda) off the road and did many a 360 in that weather. Good times!
I have been having WILD dreams lately. I have been so freaked out that I have taken a lot of time to research it online. Just as I suspected, it is common in pregnancy. Last night my dream consisted of me...on a surgical table having a tracheotomy. In my dream, I was not numb and was wide awake. Mid procedure, I begin to flat line and basically die. Um......I seriously woke up in cold sweats. I also had another dream that I was in Ireland with people from the branch that I grew up in and some guys from Alamo buying Irish Chocolate. I woke up right as I was putting the Cadbury's chocolate into my mouth. It was so real though....like I swear I could almost taste the chocolate. IT WAS AWESOME!

Finally....today while I was home "cleaning"...I stumbled upon this show Toddlers and Tiaras. What a TRAIN WRECK! I was appalled and disgusted at this whole idea. Ridiculous! Take a look at this picture....this kid is like 4...also they all have fake teeth....CREEPY! What is this world coming to?

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Exciting News.

We found out on Friday that we are having A BOY!!!!!!!!!!! We are still tossing around names, which is fun! I will go ahead and apologize now for the lack of ultrasound pictures. I cannot find a scanner. Remember, we live in the sticks. The ultrasound was probably one of the coolest things I have ever seen. The lady took about 100 shots and was really nice and explained everything. She said I was measuring at over 19 weeks, and that our little man was weighing in at 11oz. We checked out the heart, spine, kidneys, legs, arms, everything. It was so awesome to see our little one shaking his head, and covering his face. Must be shy...like his mother :) There is a cool shot of his legs. His ankles are crossed and I can already see the "Matlock feet" lol. Everything looked great and it was truly amazing! Now...LET THE SHOPPING BEGIN!!!!

Today I decided I wanted cafe rio, but since we live 35 miles away, and it is Sunday...I decided to make my own. It was delicious and tasted the very same. Tyler is always still hungry after eating, but today he is lying on the floor whining that he is soooooooo full! Can't win, I guess.

In other news, cross country season is over. Basketball starts later this month so Tyler has a little break, which is nice. However, it is STILL football season! Ugh, does it seriously ever end? It's like everywhere I turn...college, pro's, fantasy, and even high school. I did go with Tyler to his school's playoff game on Saturday.....The things I do!

I decided to add the baby countdown to my blog....I am still undecided weather that was a good idea. On one hand, it's like...I'm half way there, but on the other I'm like "Shoot, I still have that much longer?" Also, my doctor told me that my due date is April 8th, but I believe that I am a week more than he thinks. When I went for the ultrasound, I measured over 19 weeks, so I am right and might have this baby in March.

p.s. Excuse the font, I don't know what's going on there.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Follow Up to Last Blog

Take a looksie at what I found in this mornings newspaper:
(if you're lost, read my previous post)

The citizens of Burley, having elected Mayor Jon Anderson twice before, replaced him with a relative unknown in the community. Robert "Terry" Greenman, a businessman who moved to the area seven years ago from Utah and first became politically active in the community by registering his opposition to selling liquor by the drink on Sunday within city limits, will become the new mayor.

Greenman received 908 votes. Anderson received 449 votes.

Last spring, Anderson broke a tied council vote that repealed the prohibition of Sunday booze, a move strongly opposed by the city's predominantly Mormon community.

Anderson, while disappointed, remained characteristically nonchalant about the election results.

"Well, talk about being outspent, outworked, and out of work," he said. "He (Greenman) ran a tremendous campaign - and, with the views presented of me in the community, I knew I was in trouble a long time ago."

Yeah, that's right...he lost. Look's like I probably wasn't the only one who had a run in with this poor excuse of a public figure.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


This is me at 19 weeks.

I have zero patience and I HATE waiting, which leads me to my next topic. So I was supposed to go to my Dr. on Friday and then he was supposed to send me for the gender ultrasound. but I went to state with Tyler and had to reschedule for tomorrow instead. Now before I write a ranting novel, let me just say that I do not understand the way they do it here. My doctors office is brand new, super nice so you would think that he would have an ultrasound machine right?!?!? Nope. Here is how it will go: I will go in for my monthly appointment tomorrow and then he will order an ultrasound through the hospital. Then I will have to wait for the hospital to call me and schedule the ultrasound...Um, what is this 1982??? Get with the program people. Annoying.

In more exciting news....I had a fight with the mayor the other day on the phone. Yes, this is a true story. I have noticed three extra charges on our bill totalling $70. Anyway, Tyler called the city last month and they transfered him to the mayor who said he would take a look at it and get back to him. Needless to say, we never heard back from him so we paid it. We got our bill this week and I saw the same extra $70 on there. So I called up and asked to speak to the mayor. The phone call went like this:

Me: Hi..sorry to bother you but my husband and I just moved here and (then he cut me off)
Mayor: Yeah, I know. I already spoke to your husband last month.
Me: Okay, well we never heard back and that is why I'm calling.
Mayor: Look, I never got back to your husband because while researching I found out that you actually should be paying more, and I didn't want to rock the boat. If you want I can put you on the agenda for the city meeting and we can all explain your bill to you.

UH WHAT?!?!?!?!?!?!

At this point, the Sh%# hit the fan. The conversation continued with him telling me that this city is in major debt so they had agreed that if they charge every household these "debt recovery fee's" for approximately the next 30 yrs, then the city would be out of debt. So basically my bill is about $115 a month, and $70 of it is for the city's debt....NOT INTERESTED! By this point I was screaming, "$70 per household times 30 yrs?!?!?!? How much debt is this city of 10,000 people in?" The guy was a total tool bag. About a week ago, the local newspaper had printed his salary so I took the opportunity to let him know that he is making $15k annually to do jack squat. He replied with "Look lady, some people feel that teachers make too much, isn't your husband a teacher?" At this point, I could hardly catch my breath and was screaming. There were a lot of other things that took place like him offering to pay the $2.50 extra charge on the bill if we couldn't afford it. I will spare you the rest of the details. All I know is elections were today and I hope this tool loses. Also, I swore to him that I would be writing a huge letter to the paper about him. He told me to "go ahead, because they love that type of thing." I'm still going to do it though. I think the most frustrating thing about this is the way I was treated. He totally acted like I was a woman who had no right to call the mayor. He didn't treat my husband like this which makes me think the jerk is a total sexist pig. Oh man, I still get fired up thinking about it. I called Tyler after I hung up on the guy and told him we were moving....BUT....I will make it.

Seriously, no offense if you are reading this and hail from Idaho...but I am sick and tired of the backwardness of this place. I refuse to keep quiet about it and WILL NOT stand for it. Between this and the hospital not billing me as insured...I swear. OVER IT!

Finally, I literally want to kick my tv in when I see Tracy's face on the biggest loser. She is soooo annoying. I seriously can't even watch the whole episode because I can't stand her face. But, tonight she got the boot. Peace out ninja breath.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Mmmmm Mmmmm Mmmmm

Tonight I decided that we needed to take a break from Mexican food. I have been craving Mexican like crazy, and I feel like I have made either tacos, burrito's, enchiladas, quesadillas, or carnitas every day. I have even branched out into making home made salsa. So....tonight I decided to switch it up and make this. SOOOOOOOOOOOO GOOD! My husband sure is lucky...jk :) ALSO...it's snowing. Not interested.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Catching Up!

-I finally decided to post a pic. I don't know how much longer I will get away with wearing my own clothes....bring on the tent-like maternity clothes. Can you tell I'm excited? Also, I can't find long maternity pants anywhere :(
-I am still sick. Yes, still up-chucking. The other night Tyler said "Asian Buffet" and I was gagging. The good thing is, I feel like this baby likes spicy foods...which I LOVE, so I can deal with it. I also feel like I am growing by the second. I feel like I resemble a pumpkin. I had a nightmare one night that my doctor messed up and I was really having twins. I was freaking out, but I think I am good now.
-Tyler's team made it to state...holla.....and I get to go with....double HOLLA. It is up in Coeur De Lane, Idaho. I have always heard that it's way pretty up there, but never had the chance to go when I was up at BYUI. We are staying in Butte, MT the first night and then up there the second.
-I have been substituting almost everyday. My very first day I made some 8th grader cry...BUT it was only because I took her phone away after she tried texting right in front of me....THE NERVE. haha. I believe that I am being punished for the hell I gave some of the subs in Alamo back in the day....Mr. Sullivan, bless his heart. lol. I also caught the tail end of a conversation the other day in which a 6th grade boy was talking about all the girls he's made out with. I couldn't help myself but jump in, so I said..."making out?!?!?!? what are you 10?" To which he replied..."Uh no, I'm 12, thanks." I am strongly thinking about home schooling my kids. haha. I have decided that I prefer subbing at the Elementary. Basically, they don't talk back, they are cute, and they do not attempt to flirt with me like some of the high schoolers :)
-Tyler's high school got shut down last week. Too many kids called in sick, so they called a flu epidemic and shut it down. A lot of kids were sick, but we all know some probably knew if they got so many to call in...then they would have a 5 day weekend. Gotta give them props! Anywho, we headed off to SLC and spent the weekend with his grandma. It was so much fun. For once in our lives, it didn't rain and we were pretty much busy the whole time. Tyler's g-ma is on a mission at the church office building, so we got the VIP treatment and ate lunch with the brethren....ok, I made that last part up. haha.
-I would also like to give a shout out to all you Insurance Companies out there....NOT A FAN! I just spent about 8 weeks fighting with you and then, you finally paid my bill. I feel like I am continuously getting screwed over by you, even though I am paying A LOT for you every month. I almost threw down at the pharmacy today when I went to pick up more meds for the nausea. The lady at the counter tried to tell me that I owed them $15 for 3 pills....even though I paid $15 about 3 weeks ago for 12 pills. Of course, I almost lost it. I told her "you either give me 12 pills for $15, or divide the cost for 3 pills." She looks at me and in her little condescending voice says "Look, your insurance company only allows you to have 15 pills total per month." I suppose they think that women will get addicted to zofran...whatev! I swear, it took everything in me to not reach behind the counter and pummel her....(slightly emotional). Anywho, I ended up not backing down and they divided the cost for the 3 pills. People it's only $15, but it's the principle and I am sick of getting screwed over by insurance companies while my taxes are paying for other people to have their 25 kids!
-On a lighter note, Tyler's sister, her husband and son are coming for Thanksgiving. His g-ma also got permission to come up from the mission. We are soooooooo excited. I have been craving Thanksgiving food since about August, so I cannot wait. Mashed potatoes.....mmm, mmmm, mmmm. Tyler and I are going out to Oklahoma for Christmas. We're so excited. I can't wait to spend the holidays with the Matlocks and eat....I mean, what? haha. Don't worry Devine's...we'll be back for the traditional New Years Eve PARTTTTAY! Bring on the karaoke and risk. Here's hoping for no punches being thrown this year!!!!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

........................Me, Myself and I.............................

I often. . . blog stalk.
I have . . .brown eyes.
I fear . . .something happening to someone I love.
I feel . . .excitement to have this baby!
I hear . . .The view....and I hate Whoppi :)
I smell . . .eggs that I just ate and am trying to keep down.
I wish . . .pregnancy was 1 month long.
I hate. . .bugs, or anything creepy crawly.
I think. . .I should read my scriptures with more purpose.
I know. . .how to work hard.
I want. . .to know the sex of our baby....NOW.
I always. . .feel grateful for the life I have :)
I am not. . .short.
I am like . . .my mother and father.
I believe. . .that I have a purpose and am loved.
I don't always. . .eat what I should.
I am happy that. . .we both have awesome families.
I win. . .at poker?
I never. . .want us to be unemployed.
I need. . .something with energy!
I listen. . .to anyone from Brad Paisley to Beyonce.
I am scared of. . .falling short of the person I am supposed to become.
I read. . .while I work.
I am . . . truly blessed.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Please watch this...

So Tyler's grandma sent us this e-card and it is the funniest thing ever!!!! It's her, Tyler and I. Seriously, we were crying/laughing when we watched it. So hilarious.
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Sun Valley, Idaho

Tyler had a cross country meet in Sun Valley, Id yesterday. Since I didn't have to work...I went along for the ride. The ride was looooooooong and I now know why I am not a teacher or a coach. No patience!!!! Anywho, I was so glad I went because it was gorgeous up there. I of course, didn't bring our camera but here are a few stolen pics from the internet. On the way up there we passed Clint Eastwood's home on million dollar drive.

The meet was at some private school which costs $25K per year to attend. I obviously will never be living here but it was still pretty. Demi Moore and my boy Ashton Kutcher have a home up there so the whole time I was waiting to bump into him...didn't happen. haha.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


After about a year, I finally figured out how to change my blog background. I'm awesome....NBD!

Sunday, October 4, 2009


Well I guess it's time to update our blog!!! It's been a crazy couple of months, but my new goal (as of 5 seconds ago) is to be more on top of this blog. So what's new?!!?!?!?
(I have no new pics so I thought this little stick figure/pregnant lady would do!)
Well as I'm sure most of you know.....we're expecting!!! We are very excited. What I am not excited about is how sick I have been. Everyone told me it would end at 12 weeks, well everyone lied...because I am still puking. The very scent of anything good or bad pushes me over the edge and nothing, and I mean NOTHING sounds good to eat. I really like my doctor up here in Idaho. Totally nice and willing to prescribe me whatever it takes to help the puking. On a good note though...I am still wearing my own clothes.....YEAH BOI!!!!!!!!!! I feel like I am having a boy, but I will take either! We have been throwing around a few names, but have yet to decide on any. We find out the sex in 5 weeks. The suspense is about to make me go craaaaaaazy.

Tyler is loving his new job. He is an awesome teacher and loves coaching. Right now he is in cross country season and will follow that with basketball. I have been dragged to a couple of football games. It's been an experience in it's self. I swear, Tyler is louder than anyone at that stadium, so I just kinda lay low and text while he is making himself known. We went to an intense game on Friday and the whole time he was getting mad at me because I was telling him to pipe down. The most hilarious part was when the home team scored a touch down in the last two minutes and I look around and witness my husband and some old man jumping in the air high fiving each other. Seriously, that happened!

Idaho is different! Some days I love it and some days I would give my left arm to just see the city! If I could change anything, I would bring some good eating places to this town. I have no desire to eat fast food, except for taco bell (which they don't have). The other day, the husband drove me 30 miles to get some Cafe Rio. I Love Him!!!! People are very nice though. They are always willing to help out and we have a great ward. About 85% of our ward is over 80 yrs old...JUST THE WAY I LIKE IT! hahaha.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Moving and we hate dumb people!

Hi....two months later. lol. So, we are moving to Idaho. Tyler got a job teaching high school history and PE. We got a good feeling about it and then they called him and offered him the Head Coaching position for the Varisty Boys and he will also be coaching cross-country and track. We are so excited for this opportunity and I am gearing up to pretend to be a sports fanatic now. YEEEHAW! haha. On to the dumb people....we found a house we liked and signed a lease about a month ago to move in August 15th. The owner calls me yesterday morning and says "bad news hun, we sold the house...it closes on August 13th". I swear if I hadn't been in a meeting when she called I would have had a major breakdown with her on the phone. I later heard Tyler screaming at her outside my office. She's an idiot. To be honest, it is probably a blessing in disguise....but she is still shady. So moving on, we still packed up everything yesterday and threw it on a trailer and moved out of our house. We are staying at my sister Kim's for two weeks as they are in Florida. We are looking hard for a new house, but as you can imagine....it's hard when you are not there to see it. My mam did offer us a pop-up camping trailer...hahaha, maybe we could shower at the high school gym. Speaking of my mam, she is AWESOME. She came to help us pack up yesterday and scrubbed the whole place. Tyler's exact words were "Where does she get all the energy?, look at her." She's pretty amazing :) I am so so so so so sad about quitting my job. I love it and all the people I work for. It has been such a blessing and I am already planning a teary eyed break down on my last day. In other exciting news: We got to go to the Phantom of the Opera with my sister Mandy and some of her family. It was very last minute, but we LOVED it. Would I go see it again???? TOTALLY.

This was taken before the show.

This is us with our favorite baby.....Niamh. She is so cute, we love her.

Monday, June 8, 2009

5 Months ago....

I married my best friend. This is hilarious to me because I asked Tyler if it felt like we had been married for 6 months already and he said "no, because we've only been married for 5 months". hahaha, I can't count. I mean, him and I had to count it out...lol. Anyway, 5months.....6 months same diff. It feels like so much longer to me. We've had some good times that's for sure. Don't worry we've had our moments too. All in all, it's been great and I wouldn't trade it for anything. The first night I met Tyler was hilarious. My roommate and I had met up with him and some of his friends. I thought he was cute (and tall) when we met but I remember mostly being shocked because Tyler was throwing back all the crap that I was giving him. I've been known to be a little sarcastic at times and he was just as sarcastic back. We were down on the strip and we walked so much I thought I would die. I wore these stupid little flip flops and my feet were literally close to bleeding. Tyler walked up to me and said "Jump on, I'll give you a piggy back ride". I said "no thanks", but then as my feet continued to crumble I jumped on. I wanted to see him again but had no way of contacting him, plus I didn't call boys so.....I was out of luck. Then the next night I got this text from him asking me if I had fun the night before. Das right.....he was a stalker and got my number. The rest is history.

We went to Utah last month. Every time we go, we walk around temple square. This last time I was reminded of the time that we went up to Utah when we were dating. We were walking around when all of a sudden Tyler said nervously "so..... like you know you're my best friend now right?" It was so funny, but still so cute!! He'll probably kill me for blogging about that...but oh well, what's new? haha. Over the last couple of weeks I have been in cavity hell dealing with my teeth issues and Tyler has been so good to me. Nothin better than a husband to take care of you when you are cracked out on painkillers. I truly am blessed to have such an awesome husband and to be married to my best friend. He's always trying to spoil me, and puts up with all my drama. He's such a hard worker and I LOVE HIM!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Memorial Weekend

Well we headed for Utah on Friday @ 11. The rain hit us in Beaver and it basically rained the whole time on and off while we were in Utah. I swear every time we go to Utah, the heavens open and it rains. Not fair! We got in to SLC that night. Tyler got us a room at this historic hotel. It was pretty sweet. We had a blast and really enjoyed spending time with Grandma Powers. We visited our friends Christian and Deanna. It was Tyler's first encounter with my crazy girl DeAnna but the two of them bonded and now they are basically BFFs. haha. We ran up to Sexy Rexy (Rexburg) on Monday morning. I seriously asked Tyler this question about 40 times this weekend...."why do we live in vegas?" Idaho was gorgeous and I miss it. We stayed with our friends Brent and Meredith and had a lot of fun with them. We had a bbq and played a clean cut version of poker all night long. Don't judge :) We got home on Tuesday night and were thrown back to reality when we found out that Tyler lost my debit card. Good times.....it's still a touchy subject. Work has been CRAZY busy, but the days are flying by and it's already Friday tomorrow. HOLLA! Not gonna lie....I don't have much to talk about in this post. So, until next time....

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Week in Review

Well last week was a long week, almost as long as this one....Is it Friday yet?!?!? So, I was on my way to the brother in law's office last Tuesday (I am crunching #'s after the tax season) when all of a sudden my car started to shake. It was kinda windy so I thought it was just that...but, after about 2 miles I realized it was something bigger. I would go into all the dramatics, but I'm trying to get over it. Let's just say after numerous breakdowns (all me) and a very patient husband...oh, and a lot of money MY CAR IS FIXED.

We made it to the temple on Thursday night. So peaceful, especially after a crazy week. I'm so glad that we went :)

Tyler is on a softball team. He loves it and is doing great. His games are so late though. 8:30 and 9:30 on Monday nights. Um, I go to bed at 9, so......... Oh, he just informed me that this next one is at 6:30. Good to know!

So.....we're still getting wedding gifts. We have been blown away with the kindness of everyone. So nice :) Seriously, my mam calls about once a week to tell me that someone else has dropped off another gift at the house for Tyler and I. Well about a week ago, my sister Kim called and said that my old bishopric and their wives had given her a gift for Tyler and I. (I knew she had opened it because that's how she rolls....shady ;). Anyway, the gift was two large frames. one of The Living Christ and the other of The Proclamation to the World. They had our picture printed on the proclamation....So precious :)

Let's see, what else is new.....Well, we are winding down the Idol season. Let me begin by saying that I seriously almost lost my legs last night on the treadmill. I was glued to Idol and switched between that and Biggest Loser for an hour. I mean, my legs almost buckled when I was done. Anyway, Adam tore it up...but, what's new?!?!? I really get ticked when people slam him. He might wear tight pants and be a major fembot, but BOY CAN SING! I almost ate it when Danny ruined Dream On. It was bad, but he can still sing. And, also....is it just me or is Slash slightly attractive? I had an epiphany last night in regards to Idol: Adam should drop out, because he's already made it. This way he will give someone else a chance. Just sayin'

In other reality news....my new favorite show TOUGH LOVE ended it's season on Sunday. I miss my boy Steve....but, word on the street is that he is rallying the troops together for season 2. Can't wait!!!!!!!!!!!!! Also, is it stupid that I kinda want to check out that new show Glee? I mean, it looks kinda good.

Here's a pic of the sistaz. We went and watched Ghost's of Girlfriends Past. It was good, and Matthew's definitely still got it....HOLLA!

P.S. This is what I would like to do to Perez Hilton's face....Double Holla!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Easter 2009

Well our weekend kicked off with a trip to the fair....Nothin better than spending time with friends and checking out carnies....I mean, what?!?!?!? haha...just kidding.

We headed up to Alamo on Saturday. All the sibs were there so it ended up being great! My sister Mandy took charge and headed up some games. In the past, the family has had some problems dealing with games. Let's just say the game usually gets heated, someone gets ticked, people cry, choice words are said, and then my mam shuts the game down....lol. I'm pleased to announce that there were no fights this year. Way to go guys :)

Here's Tyler and I about to dominate in the three legged race.....and we didn't :(

Here's the sibs.....Scott looks like he walked straight out of an Irish movie in the first one....hahahaha.

All the grandkids. So cute!

Two of the Nephs.

Back away ladies....he's mine.

M&M :)

What in the world is this?!?!?!?!? Well, that dirty looking eejit is my brother in law Lucas. He's a pervert! hahaha....PAYBACK SUX!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

About Us - A Couples Survey!

♥ What are your middle names? -Blake/Jean

♥ How long have you been together? -8 months.

♥ How long did you know each other before you started dating? -About a day.....

♥ Who asked who out ? Tyler did. He took me to O @ the Bellagio.

♥ Whose siblings do/did you see the most? Trudi's

♥ Do you have any children together? -DO WE?!?!?

♥ What about pets? Tyler said "give me puppy or give me baby"...Trudi said "DENIED"

♥ Which situation is the hardest on you as a couple? Sports.....mainly football.

♥ Did you go to the same school? -Same college.

♥ Are you from the same home town? Nope, cross continental love...if you will.

♥ Who is the hottest? We're both hot and we will have a hot baby too.....when the time is right. hahaha, jk.

♥ Who is the most sensitive? Trudi get's emotional sometimes :)

♥ Where do you eat out most as a couple? hmmmm....probably Ta Ta's or Fresh n Easy. FREE SAMPLES....HOLLA!

♥ Where is the furthest you two have traveled together as a couple? Oklahoma.....longest trip ever.

♥ Who has the worst temper? Trudi....but she's Irish so it's cool.

♥ Who does the cooking? Trudi but Tyler helps usually.

♥ Who is more social? Trudi is unless you count Tyler and his little basketball friends.

♥ Who is the neat-freak? Trudi is a freak about the living room and kitchen.

♥ Who is the more stubborn? Tyler said Trudi...but we all know the truth.

♥ Who hogs the bed? Tyler.

♥ Who wakes up earlier? Get up together pretty much.

♥ Where was your first date? Well.....we went down to the strip and walked around and then he took me to O @ The Bellagio that weekend.

♥ Who has the bigger family? -Trudi

♥ Do you get flowers often? Hellz Yeah....I mean, Tyler gives me flowers often :)

♥ How do you spend the holidays? Together with family.

♥ Who is more jealous? I would say Tyler, but I mean....come on.

♥ How long did it take to get serious? About 2-3 weeks

♥ Who eats more? Tyler. Never full!

♥ Who does/did the laundry? we both do.....but Tyler says he does it more. LIAR!

♥ Who’s better with the computer? Probably Tyler....but who is better at texting? jk

♥ Who drives when you are together? Tyler.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

My Secret Crushes

Bob Harper....can you seriously be any cuter? So I watch Biggest Loser when I'm at the gym. My obsession with Bob started when I wanted to punch Jillian in the face because she's the rudest manly woman I have ever seen. Bob is so tender hearted and truly cares about the well being of his team. I knew he was the one when I saw him cry....Might be gay, but still adorable.

I was a fan the minute I set my eyes on this one. Every week Adam Lambert blows America away with his talent. His voice is amaaaaaaaaaaaaazing and I love how he does his very own rendition of every song he picks. How can someone like this be on the same show as that chick Megan Joy??!?!?!?!?! She can't freaking sing. Get off the show! Also, I don't care if he wears guyliner.......I still heart him :)

So.....I kinda sorta watch VH1's Tough Love. Don't judge me. At first I was a little skeptical, but I like it and I love the host guy Steven Ward. I love how he tells the girls exactly what's up. I may or may not have gotten teary eyed watching this weeks rerun today. Now don't get me wrong...I'm sure this guy is a tool in real life, but he is so nice and sincere on the show! He gives the girls a male perspective and doesn't mess around or lie to them. If only I had of had this guy around while I was in college...hahaha, but seriously.
SIKE!How could I forget my boy Brett Michaels?......Very easily my friends. I can't believe this show is still running. Are you kidding me?!?!?!?!?!?!? RIDICULOUS!

Now even though I love these boys (except for Brett), I can't forget my one true crush.....

It's not so secret :) I will probably get beat for posting this pic...but I mean how could I not?!?!? hahahaha!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Cleaning out the camera

I was going through the camera and found some pics that I thought I would upload....some are from a while ago, and some are more recent..

This was from Tyler's birthday back in February......mmmmmm, crab legs. GROSS, but it was his birthday :)

These next couple of pics are of our home.....Disregard that annoying dot in the middle of some of the pics.....our camera was having issues. We got most of our stuff for free when we were getting married. The only thing I bought was the rug on the floor....$15 at a garage sale...HOLLA!

This is Tyler with my sister Mandy's crazy/cute kids. I love this picture because they are all looking in different directions.....and Tyrone looks stoned....hahahaha.

This is Tyler's sister Tara's little boy Jayden.....He was born with a fohawk! So cute!

So Tyler always laughs at me and says I get hyper after I eat....I don't know what he's talking about! hahaha, also, I have wireless eyes. Don't judge!

This was before church this morning...... We thought we'd test out the timer on the camera. It works!