Busy Busy

Just when I thought my life was going to relax and be boring...
Things have been SO busy! Melissa and I are starting our new business, Sassy Pose! We are trying to get everything off the ground in the next couple of weeks. So for those of you who love shoes, bags, and accessories, get EXCITED! More info to come on that...
My dad has been working in St George for the last couple of months, but has still had a place here. He loves there to be a gathering place for all us kids (Scottee and Kailey especially) but he doesnt just want the house to be un-manned. So dad got a new place and Melissa and Chris are living there and maintaining "The Cave" as we are calling it.
We have spent the that couple of weeks getting Melissa and Chris all moved in and set up. Moving is always a lot harder than you ever plan. Its even worse because there is everyone's stuff housed at my dads place and a garage full of my storage. Its been a full time job lately. We have also enjoyed selling so much stuff on Craigslist and making some money to feed all the teenagers :)
I am enjoying living with my mom and being able to spend time with her and my sisters (minus Christie of course... wish you were here!) And I am loving working for my dad and being able to take care of my health a little better since Im not so stressed out all the time. Overall things are good!



Since my mom was trying to be out of town for her 50th birthday, we were not about to let her off the hook. We got to celebrate with her early...

We went to Red Robin. We made a vase full of our 50 favorite memories for mom to read during dinner. It was so much fun to laugh and spend time honoring our mom!

Happy birthday mombo... WE LOVE YOU!


Year One...

Wow, one crazy year. There have been nothing but ups and downs, lemons and lemonaids. During the first year of our marriage we have spent over three months apart... everyone says the first year is the hardest, so Im looking forward to a new year! In honor of our One Year Anniversary, I took the couples quiz, read it if youre bored...

What are your middle names? Jean and Anthony

How long have you been together? Together, 2 years 4 months, Married 1 year!

How long did you know each other before you started dating? I stalked him for like a month before we were official

Who asked who out? I invited Richard to church the first time we met, does that count?

Whose siblings do you see the most? Definitely mine-since we live up here

Do you have any children together? Not yet

What about pets? We want to have a big dog when we get a place with a back yard

Did you go to the same school? Nope

Who is the most sensitive? Me, I cry every 5 seconds

Where do you eat out most as a couple? We go through phases, right now its Wendy's

Where is the furthest you have ever traveled as a couple? Mexico!

Who has the worst temper?Richard for sure, I cry when Im mad

Who does the cooking?Richard pretends like he cant cook just so Ill do it all

Who is more social? We're pretty even, Richards likes talking to strangers

Who is the neat freak? have you ever met me? IM OCD to the MAX

Who is the most stubborn? No question, its Richard

Who hogs the bed? I am all over the place

Who wakes up earlier? Richard by a land slide, Id sleep all day if I could

Where was your first date? technically Church

Who has the bigger family? I do

Do you get flowers often? No, I think theyre such a waste of money

Who eats more? Richard snacks all day, I eat more at meals

Who sings better? Pretty much even, we both suck

Who does the laundry? Me

Who is better with the computer? I would say me, Richard gets annoyed with the mouse pad on our lap top... haha!

Who drives when you are together? Always Richard, he hates my driving

Who picks where you go to dinner? I always tell him to pick but I always end up with the final word

Who is the first one to admit when they are wrong? Me cause Im the peacemaker

Who wears the pants in the relationship? Me for sure, Im a control freak

Who eats more sweets? Richard had a sweet phase where he wouldnt eat anything else

Who cries more? no doubt, me... Ive only seen Richard cry once

What's your best day together? any day that we dont have anything to do, I love vegging!

Where did you honeymoon? Rosarito Mexico

Favorite date night? We love getting a pizza and renting a couple movies

Favorite TV show to watch together? So many, but right now its Chargers football and House

Couple I imagine us growing old like? President and Sister Hinckley they are my idols...


Good Bye to Everything that I knew...

I guess change is just a constant part of life... for me its AWFUL! I am such a planner, like down to the T, so when I plan something I hate when it changes and I have to start planning again from scratch. It seems like that has been happening WAY too often lately.

I quit my job at the Optometry office. Im going to be working for my dad and saving up money for beauty school. I am so grateful for the chance to make money in a stress-less environment!

I left my little apartment and moved into my mom's house, which is a really big change. I dont mind being with my family, its just hard when youve been living on your own for so long and now all the sudden there are people all over the place (and peoples messes) and its a family rather than just me and Richard.
And, Richard and I are going to be apart for a while... I dont know how long (thats really the change of plans thing I was talking about). I just barely was making the transition into married life and here is another transition.

Its really strange how life throws curveballs at every turn. You think and plan for stages, ok graduate college, get a job, get married, start a family, but its not really turning out the way I planned... ugh, life is so annoying.

Back to square one... AGAIN!