living the fairytale

Monday, January 31, 2011

Faces + Event

Who doesn't want to see these faces on THURSDAY?!

we thought ALL do!

(and we mean it-we loooove guests!)

this: Thursday, February 3, 2011
7 pm
Jared and Annette's place
An epic EVENT to beat all events

with a very special guest **Becky Cox

Come find out exactly why doTERRA's 100% certified pure essential oils are the way to complete and natural health
and WHAT amazingness they can do for you
and HOW they cured Jared's ulcer
and Annette's stomach pains and burnt thumb
and how these oils can help YOU enhance your fitness, nutrition, medicinal, and personal goals
and MUCH, MUCH more!

FREE sampling with the oils! Food! Chatting! Time with your favorite people!
(message or text or email us for address/directions)

we are watching you from our special planes.......and want you all to join us at our place
THIS Thursday!!!  :)

Get it? You. Us. Awesome Night. Be. There.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

9 months...

.....of BLISS!

Wedded bliss, my friends.

It feels like it has flown by because I have my best friend by my side
If I had been pregnant, I would be having a baby right now.... WOW
(I don't think that time flies by quite as fast....
but maybe someday I will know the answer to that question,
and no I am not pregnant)

I love my sweetheart, Jared--He completes me. He truly is my better half. 
The best feeling in the world is waking up next to my man!

I love you Jared. 
Here is to many, many more months, years, and eternities with him by my side :)

Thursday, January 27, 2011

crafty crafty

You know how there are some people BORN to craft?

I am NOT one of them! But my friend MEL is incredible at crafts. 

Check out her blog for the fabulous giveaway for Valentine's Day. I know you haven't bought anything for that special someone yet....SO enter and see what happens!!

 I did do a craft-y thing the other day...

yep, I made earrings!! THREE pairs to be exact.
see 'em on my ear??
Granted someone SHOWED me how to do the craft.
Granted it was pretty EASY.
I still feel crafty.
And prettier.
And cooler.
For having tried it and LOVED doing such a craft-y thang ;)

(P.s. to my sisters- for the record, I LOVE the pan from the White Elephant)
check it:
banana bread muffin/cake things (one has a dollop of Swiss chocolate on it. AND no, it is Jared's piece that had it, not mine!)

Saturday, January 22, 2011


My sister tagged me in a list of hers on her I get to oblige and YOU get to know me better! :)

4 TV shows I watch:
1. Drop Dead Diva (most fabulous show ever invented)
2. ER (when I was in HS......does that count?!)
3. I don't watch any TV ever
4. whatever sport my husband is watching?

4 Things I am passionate about:
1. Jared, my all-star, hot husband!
2. My family
3. God and my Faith (click the button "my Faith" to learn more)
3. Health, wellness, fitness, good nutrition, essential oils

4 Phrases I say a lot:
1. "funny" (said VERY sarcastically)
2. "you're stronger than you think you are" (umm....I teach a boatload of fitness classes?!)
3. "dude"....and "saaaaaddd" (sad drawn out)
4. "I love you"

4 Things I have learned from the past:
1. I am not very great at spontaneity
2. I need 8-10 hours of sleep/night to be fully functional
3. I have a bad case of ADD and need to move/wiggle constantly
4. I have THE smallest bladder in the world

4 Things I did yesterday:
1. worked
2. taught BodyPUMP and worked out/cardio on my own
3. ate Cafe Rio
4. saw "The Social Network" with my hottie

4 Places I would love to visit:
1. Switzerland, Austria, and Germany (again!)
2. Brazil and Greece
3. New Zealand/Australia
4. China and Russia
*apparently I really want to travel lots more....

4 Things I am looking forward to:
1. holding my actual Master's Degree DIPLOMA in my hand in April!!
2. My little brother coming home from his mission in June
3. Having my own home in a city where we move to (where?!-that is the question!)
4. Being a great mom, wife, aunt, fitness entrepreneur, and essential oils queen

4 Things I love about Winter:
1. The snow in/on the mountains (but not if I have to drive in it!)
2. jackets, coats, boots, sweaters
3. skiing
4. hot cocoa, a warm fire, a good book, and cuddle with the husband

4 People I tag:
1. Melissa Sunday
2. Emily Poll
3. Maria Neeley
4. Alicia Baer
(* Ladies--this means you need to do the same on your blogs! Happy blogging!)

***Announcing: If you live anywhere near us, save February 3rd at 7 pm, for attendance at avery special event (with me of course)!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

family + friends

Although we had a sad occasion to attend last week, we also had cause for celebration the next night! It was Camille (my husband's sister) 's birthday :)

waiting for Camille and EJ to arrive for the surprise!
Out of a lot of luck and kindness, we were given a HUGE gift card to Ruth's Chris SteakHOUSE.  We all surprised Camille by being there :) Let's just say the food was pricey and for really good reason, it was delicious. They had one chicken entree and yours truly nabbed that one. My husband (and all the men and some of the women who ordered steak) thoroughly, thoroughly enjoyed the steak. The most divine piece of meat he has ever had....since the last time he ate a steak at Ruth's Chris a few years ago.

my starter salad (it was delish)
mmmmm eat that meat sweetheart
I am taking the photo (this is my husband's fam minus one-he is unseen, taking care of the little baby to the right)
We had to continue the celebration and thus ended up at a family creamery to indulge in some serious ice cream creations. Check ours out! You bet we ate that whole thing! Demolished in like 10 minutes flat!
holy delicious!

food coma at the end of the night :)
the birthday gal and her man
me and my sweetie

We had some friends over the other night and here are some pics / recent goings on :) Our life is wonderful as newlyweds and we are grateful for the friends and family in our life!

we have great friends-thanks for stopping by!

we are goof balls, we know :)
Me and my babe

Monday, January 10, 2011

In Memory

We attended a funeral this last Wednesday for our sweet, baby nephew, Jace. He died four days after being born on December 26, 2010. He left his mortal life and beloved companion, identical twin brother, Kaden on December 30, 2010. He lived for 98 hours. We miss him, we love him, and we know he went back to live with His Father in Heaven.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family (his mother is Jared's sister, Camille) as they ache and mourn the loss of their son.  They do feel a lot of peace, however, because they know where he is. To learn more about what we believe, click on the button to the left "My Faith."

On the back of the program was this poem written by his great-uncle Max Bushman:

Eternity Twins

Two Valiant Spirit Brothers journeyed together to Earth,
Friends from Eternity, and now brothers of mortal birth.

These two worked and played together in the world before,
They were delighted their bond could grow even more.

For six months together, they developed bodies with the help of Camille,
Eager to come to earth, and do their Father's will.

But a long term earthly relationship was not in God's plan,
And Jace said good-bye, and returned to our Lord, the Son of Man.

They came here, to a home that, though hard, could bear the pain,
Of being separated until all live again.

But, what a grand reunion awaits this fine pair,
Sweeter still with Gavin, Chance, mom and dad there.

Jace has gone to his Salvation, while his Beloved Companion remains on the earth,
He will watch over Kaden and the rest of his family from a heavenly berth.

The pain of separation sinks deep and will never quite leave,
But as we contemplate eternity, peace we may receive. 

That poem makes me tear up every time I read it!! Please cherish your loved ones, as you never know when we will temporarily be separated from them. Once again, our prayers and thought go out to Camille and Eric as they mourn the loss of their son. Their other twin, Kaden, is doing wonderfully in the NICU and will most likely be just fine. Both twins were born at 29 weeks, c-section, fyi. 

The funeral was beautiful, sad, and quite peaceful....I am grateful to know what we know :)

Saturday, January 1, 2011


me with two of my cute nephews

us all at TexasRoadhouse for dinner
church is over for the day (notice how we match....I may have had a say in it all. wink wink)

we look very happy here :)

went and saw the lights on Temple Square Christmas Eve

it was freeeezzziinnngg

love my man
I made the traditional Swiss cookie : Spitzbuebe
all so my in-laws could taste the deliciousness of my heritage :)

Ichatting with my sister-in-law who was in the hospital

sleepy and ready for Santa to come!
Swiss pyramid
Christmas morn!!
we tied ourselves up in bows
P for Perkins (by a new toy that is pretty much glorified pipe cleaners and mr. potato head type accessories. WHO knew that'd be a huge toy seller?)

with my niece (excuse the no make-up-just-woke-up face!)

Happy New YEAR to you all! I sure hope you enjoyed your holidays. It was a fabulous two weeks for us as we celebrated with family, friends, and each other. We've made our resolutions, drank 'sparkly' drinks to ring in the new year, and are geared up for what seems to be quite the year for us. Lots of excitement for what is to come--I seriously love this time of year when we are so giddy about achieving goals, becoming better, and creating new experiences. Here is to a fabulous 2011!
a snow storm hit-my hot husband is ALL over it ;)
How were YOUR holidays? We'd love to hear about it!