Tuesday, December 30, 2008


So I am trying this stuff because there's a bunch of fuss that it works and I got a free 15 day trial (just paid $10 shipping). It's a mix of an Acai supplement and a Colon cleanse supplement and it's supposed to make you lose weight without exercise or changing your diet. I figured, what better time to try it then as the Holiday's are winding down? I am on day two. One thing I did already notice is that I have lost a lot of water but not sure if that's just because I got all sugared out and haven't ate nearly as many sweets yesterday and today as I have for the last two weeks. I weighed myself this morning and was two lbs lighter than yesterday... Coincidence? We shall see....

Tuesday, December 23, 2008


So typically every season, everyone goes through the the "normal" holliday stresses. Such as shopping, dealing with crowds, wraping and of course the financial stress. This year is interesting because though we have the financial stress from our accounts being drained from Christmas shopping, everything else has been relatively smooth. We've hit a couple of rough spots with some other unrelated things, such as having some stuff stolen right from our apartment, and having to feel rather scrooge-like over having to ask one of our roomates to find another place to live (NOT FUN). But relatively speaking this Holliday season has been rather cheerful and happy for me. As many of you know I used to be a Christmas-Hater. Due to the many years of being "The Single One" in my family and having to sit and watch everyone else open there loads of gifts from their spouses and children. Last year was an amazing Christmas due to the efforts of my wonderful Sister-in-Law, Brother and now husband. I think this year is going to be amazing too :-) Yay! I think I don't hate Christmas anymore!

Friday, December 12, 2008


So yesterday was our 1 year anniversary since we started dating :-D I started counting from our frist kiss, not our first date because the kiss came later. It's such a cool feeling and I'll tell you why: In the past my longest relationship was 8 months. I know... 8 MONTHS?? That's it? Yes, that's it.... I was a huge commitment phobe and so by month 2 or 3 most guys got the axe because I would start picking them apart or they would just start pushing me to get more serious too fast and annoy the crap out of me. My longest dating relationship lasted as long as it did because 1) he wasn't a member of my church 2) he never pushed for anything serious and 3) he was just way fun to be around so I didn't care if it progressed or not.

Now to get to my point. With Taylor, it's totally different...and has been since day one. Right away I saw myself marrying him.... Had it been a year ago and another guy?...Not a snowball's chance in hell. I would be running the other direction as fast as possible if another guy had told me he was in love with me after only 3 weeks. With Taylor, it just made me soooo excited and happy. So there you have it. That's how I knew Taylor was the one. And now it's a year later and I am still just as giddy and excited as day one :-D

Just thought you should know.

Thursday, December 11, 2008


Can a girl become a professional snowboarder at the age of 27 with a bad knee? If so I'm in. Sign me up. I want to make a living at it. I'm tired of sitting at a desk. That's all :-)

Monday, December 8, 2008

Sleep is my friend

So I was the queen of sleep this weekend. Friday, I got off work at noon, went home and ate lunch with my honey and then crashed till 3pm when Janet came over to hang for a bit. Then, we went to bed around Midnight that night after and eventful night of dinner, a movie, crime busting by catching some "Dine and Dashers" and then grocerie shopping. We slept till 11am the next morning! We then went up to the Oakland temple with my cousin Drew his wife Hillary and their two boys and watched the interprative dance performance up there at the Stake center as a part of all of the Christmas stuff they have going on. It was....interesting.....I think everyones FAVORITE part (insert laughter because of private joke) was then "The little girl dropped her light and it broke!". ha ha. I think Spencer is still talking about it. Sorry Hil.... ha ha ha Then we had a magical dinner at Fudruckers and played a fun game of Clue DVD. We probably hit the sac around 11 and woke early Sunday for 9am church. The clincher was taking the two hour nap after church. So needless to say, I got a TON of sleep this weekend and it felt GREAT! I actually didn't feel the need for caffiene today which is amazing seeing as how I always have the HUGEST case of the Monday's every week. *sigh* Sleep is my friend...

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Inspired to blog

So I'm totally bummed that we didn't get to go snowobarding while in Utah due to lack of good snow....big bummer....however, we did get to hang out with two of my best friends that i don't get to see often which was awesome. Especially hanging with Jami and Shane and catching up on the years missed. Good times!

In other news: While reading my cousin-in-law's (is there such a thing?) blog in which she expressed how much she appreciates her husband, I decided I would like to do the same. I think that sometimes though we tell them, we just need to say it publicly. Similar to Hillary, I will list it in points:

1) He is so amazing in that he puts up with me when I get whiney and tired or run down feeling. I was terribly sluggish and run down our whole Thanksgiving/Utah trip and slept for the majority of the drive home to CA. He puts up with it like a champ and never makes me feel like I am annoying him, though I am almost positive I am.

2) I must count myself EXTREMELY lucky that he can admit if he's wrong or feels like he's being a jerk right away. Most men are terribly stubborn and just want to be right or "win", if you will.... Not Taylor, if he can see that my feelings are hurt, he will immediately appoligize for acting -insert action here- and affectionately remind me how much he loves me until i have softened. (I'm quite stubborn you see so it takes me some time to let the ice melt when i'm upset)

3) I LOVE LOVE LOVE that if I ask him to do something whether big or small, he will do it right away. No whining, no complaining. He'll just usually say something like "My pleasure" or "of course, I will do anything for you my love" It makes me feel so incredibly respected and loved.

4) I appreciate how much he loves babies. Sometimes men are repelled by most babies except for their own. I love that Taylor will just play and play with a little child or baby. It's so cute. If you know me at all you know how much I love children and babies and always have. So this is a BIG one for me.

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5) I love how sexy he thinks I am. Seriously. He makes me feel like I look like a super model at all times. Every morning when I come out of the bathroom in my robe after showering I start picking out what I want to wear and then take my robe off to start getting dressed. It never fails...as soon as he hears my underwear drawer shut, he wakes up and opens his eyes to appreciate my body and he'll murmer "mmm". And just throughout the day he'll wink at me or goose me. I LOVE it! Though I've always had my self image issues, he makes me feel amazing all the time :)

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6) He is so unbelievably kind. Seriously, you will not talk to one person who does not think Taylor is one of the coolest, most laid back, kindest people they have ever known. He brings good balance with his White personality to my very YELLOW/RED personality traits. He teaches me how to be a better person every day.

So anyway, I just wanted to express those things out loud because I want people to know why I think my husband is so amazing. Cause fact is: HE IS!!!!

Thats all....
for now

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


Holy cow, I can't believe how slow we have suddenly gotten at work. It's crazy because not many people in this area have been directly affected by the economy yet... And yet business has suddenly gone way down...to the point that I actually get bored at work. I NEVER get bored at work. I always have something to do even if I am being particularly lazy that day and stay signed in to facebook all day. But now, I am actually trying to WILL people to call and make appointments. Not only because I am getting ridiculously bored but also because if this lasts too long it could really hit us hard. I am praying that it doesn't hit so hard that my boss has to cut my salary which is unlikely.....but.....you never know. Expect the worst and hope for the best? We think that people are just really holding on to their pennies right now even if they have not had a change in their status or income for fear of it happening to them sometime soon. I thought with gas prices having dropped so drastically that business would have picked up because more people are driving more often....but it actually did the opposite. Let's just hope we're slow right now because it's the week before thanksgiving and people are just pinching pennies for their travels. I don't want to be a Negative Nancy so I'll change the subject..

I am sooooo stoked to go snowboarding in just over a week. Yay! Pray that we'll have some fantastic pow to shred. Also, I am really excited to see my family. My mom turns 70 on the 26th so this is a milestone for her and we get to be there to help her celebrate! My sister Cynthia and her family are moving to Turkmenistan(sp?) after the first of the year so we will get to see them before they head out too. Sissy (as I call her) and I have always had a good bond so I always miss her terribly since they live abroad for the majority of the time, but I relish every moment I get to hang out and laugh with her, her husband Doug and their adorable kids. So so so excited! My sister-in-law Heather Anne is pregnant and due sometime at the end of April (we're staying at their house on this trip) so I am excited to see her progress as well as her of course along with my brother and their kids. So fun! Yay for family vacations!

One of these days hopefully, Tay and I will get to take a tropical vacation as a couple. He's never been to Hawaii *gasp* so I am just dying to take him and especially to hike the Na Pali Coast. Hopefully next year sometime but we're pinching our pennies too so we'll see. Ok...I am done rambling.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Can't wait for vacation

I was just thinking to myself today, "I can't wait to get a little vacation with my Tay next week." Not so much because I'm stressed at work or anything because really, who isn't in one way or another? But more because I'm actually looking forward to the 12 hour drive there. *Gasp!* I know, it's sounds loony but here's why I speak such craziness: Last Christmas/New Years break, Taylor flew out to see me in Utah on Christmas night. We had only been dating just over 3 weeks but it was almost unbearable to be apart already. I know, sooo mushy. Anyway, I usually HATE christmas but the combination of my superhero sister-in-law Heather Anne and the fact that Taylor flew out to spend time with me (as well as see his family) made my Christmas by far the best one i have ever had. We went to visit my grandmother in Idaho, he met my whole family almost, aside from the brother + family who lives in Indiana, and we hung with a bunch of his family and went snowboarding twice. It was sooo incredibly fun. And to top off an already amazing vacation we had such an incredibly fun time on the drive home just talking and enjoying each other's company. So, in the middle of the desert we were just chatting about how much fun we have together and how things just flow and that's when he told me that he loved me. It was so cute because he just stated it so matter of factly. Now, normally with any other guy after three weeks I would have shown him nothing but the back of my head as I was running for the hills, but with Taylor, I knew I loved him too. Yes, that soon...and that didn't scare me at all. I knew I wanted to spend eternity with him.

So Anyway, I am really looking forward to our trip because we get to spend some quality one on one time together outside of our normal daily routines. PLUS, we get to go snowboarding...our drug of choice...sigh.... I'm so excited I could pop

Thursday, November 13, 2008


Can I just say how incredibly excited I am for the snow?? Taylor and I are driving out to Utah the night of the 26th for Thanksgiving with the fam. We're going to snowbird on the 28th to shred some serious pow because as of yet they've recieved 46 inches of snow in some places! Woot woot! Time to dust of my beautiful Burton Feelgood ES and float down the mountains on a cloud of cold yummy goodness. YES!

In other news...I thought this was interesting. Elton John said the exact message the Yes on Prop 8 people were trying to convey. Things that make you go hmmmm.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


I am so frustrated to the point of tears because of all of the mud slinging and name calling surrounding prop 8. People say we should seperate church and state, but regardless, Prop 8 made the ballot and therefore it was up to the people to vote. Because of my beliefs I voted yes on 8 to restore the definition of marriage as between a man and a woman. As a result I am being called a Bigot among other things. I really feel frustrated that people say we all have freedom of speech but attack me for my opinion. I know it's not reasonable to think that everyone will just be respectful of my right to my opinion and agree to disagree but man, it really gets hard to stand up for what you believe when EVERYONE around you is telling you what an awful person that makes you. One of my best friends is gay, and she was saddened when I told her of my decision on how I would be voting.... but we are still friends and hopefully will be for years to come. I find it sad that of all the people who are angry at my vote, she, who has the most reason to be upset, respects my beliefs, understands my reasoning and does not think I am a bigot. She knows I love her and support her happiness any way I can as do I for anyone, male or female who is gay. I am always happy for someone when they find love, happiness and acceptance for who they are from another person.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Election DAY!

Can I just say how friggin excited I am that the election will be over after today??? Either way it will be interesting to see how it goes. Oh the anticipation!

Friday, October 31, 2008

Trick or Treat?

I decided to be a redhead for holloween this year. I've always wanted to be a true red head. Also, it's fun to wear this wig because it makes me feel like I have LONG THICK hair. Which I never have and never will. ha ha. Good times. We'll see how the hubby is feeling tonight and go to some holloween stuff. HAPPY HALLOWEEN everyone!!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Prop 8

Wow... this guy really nails it here. And I love that he is so sarcastic...just my style eh? ha

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Bridge Benefit Concert on Saturday 10/25/08

Good times. Sarah Mclaughlin was amazing. So was Nora Jones, Death Cab and good 'ol Jack Johnson. Amazingly talented people I must say. Shoreline is always fun for concerts because you get to be sprawled out on a blanket relaxing....or playing cards during bands you don't care for. Learned a new game that was super fun taught by Taylor's friend Sam, don't remember the name of it but good thing I don't drink or i would have been smashed from losing. But I won the last game. It's a drinking-card game....I think it was called B!#$%*S and A-- holes? Anyhoo, the last game I won and became "president". The president gets to make any rule any time and you have to follow that rule or drink...you get the picture. Ha ha, we stopped playing after I won tho (whew!) cause Death Cab came on. Some lovely pic's above of the festivities and people dancing as though they were on extacy (sp?).

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

"Deep Thoughts"

I think people who steal Prop 8 signs and bumperstickers are lame. Why you ask? Let me 'splain...no let me sum up: EVERYONE has freedom of speech. Not just everyone who agree's with them (the stealers of the signage). It really is getting ridiculous.

On a positive note: The Campbell police arrested the said thieves after they stole several signs in broad daylight and were very visible to the callers of said police. Though it seems such a trivial offense, it is PRIVATE PROPERTY and that is stealing private property....Which indeed is a crime. However petty it may seem to those doing the stealing.

Sicky Sickerton

Taylor is so sick right now. Get this, he got the flu shot....and the flu shot gave him the flu.... So he is hacking up a lung and can hardly eat and his voice box only works about half of the time. As his wife (I'm sure this is normal) I am worried sick. I think he needs a blessing because he just keeps getting worse. When he gets sick it LEVELS him because the diabetes makes his recovery time twice as long as your average person. His immune system just doesn't have the high gear that most of ours does. So it just runs on medium until he finally gets better. Ugh...poor guy, he's so miserable. I am going to go to the store after work and get some ingredients to make some soup for him.

Monday, October 27, 2008

More Photos:

Bad Blogger

So as you all can see I am a horrible blogger...However, I am vowing to make a more valiant effort at updating it more regularly. As all of you know we got married in the Bountiful Temple on August 2nd, 2008. It was the most amazing day of my life because I was sealed for time and all eternity to my love and best friend Taylor. How lucky am I??? Seriously....I thank Heavenly Father every day that he is mine :)

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Counting down

So we have 16 days left until we officially tie the eternal knot so I thought I would start a blog. We have spent this week moving Taylors things into the townhouse and everything is fitting and working great in our room. We are so excited! It's getting so hard to focus on work or sleep because my brain is on all of the remaining details! Though few they may be my brain won't stop thinking about them! Oh well, I guess it's to be expected. And so the countdown begins to becoming Mr. and Mrs. Taylor Graves!