Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween 2011

This year we celebrated Halloween at the Arregui's. Janel and Scott were wonderful hosts. We took our kids trick or Treating, the girls glittered pumpkins while the men discussed video games. We ate delicious desserts, pizza and delicious Dr. Pepper. Thank you Janel for thinking of me on that one ( smile). 

To quickly catch up on our fun this month, the next few post are just pictures. enjoy!

               Happy Halloween!

  The Dude and Walter from The Big Labowski

 Front and back of Will's costume. all handmade by Mr. Everett himself. (I did all the sewing)

            Fairies and a bumble bee 

looking a little tired and full of sweets aren't cha Lion-O?! 

 the night was not complete without our Liberace ( lib-ər-ah-chee) pumpkins. 

Here's a video of Will Trick or Treating...

Halloween Decor

Here are some pictures of Halloween DIY I did this month.

Check out Zarin Sew for a follow up on the DIY's


I got a great deal on Groupon for a seasons pass to Cornbelly's at Thanksgiving Point. Every year we go with the Arregui's and this special year we took our babies.  Kent and I took Will a couple of more times after that for some more fun!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Coldplay's Mylo Xyloto

 My favorite band is releasing their newest album October 24th  and I am so excited!

Color me bias, but Coldplay never disappoints. I love every song in every one of their albums for the past 10 years. I never get tired of them. I am listening to them from my iTunes as I type up this post.

Its nice to look back on what I was up too when they first started touring the US.

2001: Parachutes.

I was a sophomore at Helix Charter High School. Jessica, my friend from waterpolo and swim asked me if I would go with her to see them at SDSU's amphitheater. Of course I said yes! That was my very first time at a concert too.  During that time frame I started dating Kent.

2003: Rush of Blood to the Head.

After Kent came back from a semester at BYU he invited me to go see them at Cox Arena. He even bought me their CD. Kent went with me to prom, I graduated from high school, we took many trolley rides to downtown SD, and Kent went on his mission.

 favorite songs live were Scientist, Green Eyes, and Warning Sign.

2004: X & Y

We both missed this concert but for many good reason.  It sure was a busy 3 1/2 years for us. Kent  left on an LDS mission from 2004 to 2006.  I was a freshmen at college and then decided to be an Au pair for the summer of 2004 in England. Then I left on a mission from 2005-2007.
I was bummed I missed the concert and frankly, I couldn't think of anyone who would be excited to see them as I was so I didn't stress.

Fix you, Talk, and Swallowed in the Sea

2008: Viva la Vida or Die with your Friends

 We got married that summer and Kent surprised me with tickets to see them at the Eccles Center in downtown SLC.  I was so excited see them again and with the love of my life.

Strawberry Swings and Lovers in Japan. or as i like to call it " Japanese lovers"

Coldplay sure knows how to perform live and keep their audience entertained and excited. I hope to be able to continue to go to their concerts. I am just loving this little tradition we got going on.

Here is their newest!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Week highlights

I though it would be nice to post  a quick recap of our week with pictures.

Monday 10/10/11 Dinner with my friend Cassie.  Mountain West Burritos are the best in town. All ingredients are from local farms. A sign in the shop says they don't even own a can opener.

Tuesday 10/11/11 Finally got my prescription glasses in the mail. I bought them from super cheap and cute, don't you think?

Went with cousin Angela and Kari to see Captain America. It was great having a girls night out!
                                                                  lets do it again!!!

Wednesday 10/12/11
In the morning I went with my friend Susan over to Orem's Fire Station for a fun demonstration of all the stuff Firemen use. Afterwards I went over to her house and helped her prep her house for a film shoot she had scheduled the next day. Hope it all went well Susan?!  but more on Fire Station fun on a later post.

Thursday 10/13/11
I clean out the car today. it felt great. I found so many toys, clean diapers, 4 bags of wipes, pencils, receipts and apples which fell out of a bag. An hour later, strap child in car seat close the sliding door. The car locked automatically and to my surprise, I couldn't find the keys. yup, I locked my child in the car....  After 20 minutes of calling a lock smith and saying that he is in SLC, Cassie on the phone with husband getting instructions on using a wire hanger, calling Kent in a panic, finally calling the police Department. Cop shows up to open the car in less then a minute. during this time Will was looking at a Wall-E sticker book. after 5 minutes he started screaming. He hates to sit idle in the car. after 15 minutes he falls asleep. poor guy! Since I couldn't find the keys in the car after Cop opens it I am convinced Will took them OR I am losing my mind!!   Police officer is kind enough to dumpster dive incase I threw keys with the trash. Finally I remember to say a pray ( thanks to the wise husband talking to me over the phone) and was directed to the CHILD's favorite playing spot of the entire house. yup, Keys were buried with the DVD's. Thanks my sweet innocent child, for this little adventure.

Moral of the story. hang Keys up.

But we ended the day with dinner at Costco with the hubby. woody too. That made all the difference believe it or not.

Friday 10/14/10
I'm making a goal to use the Crock-Pot on the weekends. I signed up to bring dinner to a neighbor today and made a delicious Chicken Teriyaki with Brown rice and Quinoa on the side.

(sorry for the uncooked chicken picture... I forgot to get a picture of the end product)

Meanwhile, I cleaned the house and Will played with this Marvel Heroes Grandma Judy sent him.

Hope you had a wonderful week and that you didn't lock your child in the car like me. ( smile)

Friday, October 14, 2011

Ramblings of a poor tired soul

This week I have been thinking a lot of about President Dieter Uchtdorf's  talk given at the recent Relief Society Broadcast. He shared with us 5 things we should never forget and he called them "forget me not". I wont go into too much detail. You can go over HERE and read it for yourself. 

 This could not have come at a better time for me to hear. I really did need to hear that Heavenly Father knows me by name and loves me. He wants me to be patient with myself. He wants me to not forget the difference between a good sacrifice and a foolish sacrifice. He wants me to be happy now. He wants me to not forget about the "why" of the gospel.

  I often ask myself, where do I fit in the Lord's plan? How can I serve better? How can my family and extended family learn from me? How must I fulfill my responsibilities as a wife and mother? How can I help my parents feel of the Lord's love in their lives today? How can I share the gospel? All of these things I have listed are so important to me. It's who I am. It's who I was raised to be.  

 Elder Uchtdorf shared that instead of focusing on what I need to do and how I need to do it, I should be focusing on why we are asked to do it. As I reflect on that, the scripture that comes to mind is "For behold, this is my work and my glory- to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man" - Moses 1:39
As we take upon ourselves the name of Christ when we are baptized, we enter into a covenant to mourn with those that mourn, willing to bear one another burdens, comfort those who stand in need of comfort, and to stand as witnesses of Christ at all times, in all things and in all places _ Mosiah 18:8-10
We become, I dare to say, as Saviors for those around us. We become true disciples of Christ. I have fond memories of my mission companions. Being lost in the work helped us to focus and see so much success. It allowed us to use the atonement to help our friends come to the waters of baptism. 
Breanne, if you are reading this, thank you for being a wonderful example of a believer while tracting with me in the bitter snow. Even though no one would let us in.

As demanding as our live may be, if we live this promise from baptism, we WILL be able to do all that is required of us. 

I have always considered myself a healthy, active person. But lately I feel that I have no energy, and I can't bring myself to exercise or cook for myself if Kent's not home. For my body at 27 to feel like it's 60 causes me to be humbled and ask the Lord why. 
I have a beautiful healthy little boy who depends on me and learns from me, makes me smile and feel grateful for life. Yet, somedays I feel like I wont be able to get out of bed. It's moments like these that I wish I had my mom or a sister to comfort me and who I can call at anytime and have them come over to strengthen me as only a mother or sister can. But alas, I suppose we all have to experience our little moments of being alone in Gethsemane. 
 I recently read this talk by President Bruce R McConkie called The Purifying Power of Gethsemane

Most of the time we think of using the Atonement as Elder McConkie said, as "ransomed penitent souls from the pains and penalties of sin" but forget that it is also to heal a broken heart. It gives peace to a women who battles infertility, a person who has lost a loved one, a women trying to fulfill her responsibilities even though her mortal body doesn't have the strength, energy and health to do so. 
I find myself at this time needing more and more of the Atonement. It may take my entire life to learn how to allow the Atonement to heal me. 

After all that the Lord endured while in Gethsemane, the betrayal of Judas, the 40 stripes, being spit upon, carrying His own cross and much more. He endured everything he was supposed to endure and I can only imagine the wonderful feeling He must have felt when he uttered the words "it is finished." 
Don't you wish you could say that after every trial you have endured? 
In the scriptures we are reminded by the prophets that we must press on. We must have hope. We must endure to the end. We don't know when our end will come and I am grateful for that. I am grateful for being able to learn more on why we need to keep the commandments of God, why burdens are placed upon us, and why we must hold onto the Atonement of Christ. 

Monday, October 10, 2011

Weekend highlights.

This past weekend was great! My sister in law stayed with us while she attended a teachers conference. It was great spending sometime with her and talking baby stuff and just catching up. We are super excited to meet our niece Evie ( who will be super spoiled by us). I already have some cute things in mind to make for her.
We had our family pictures taken on Sunday by Kents cousin Cortney. We went over to Vivian park up Provo Canyon. Can't wait to show you all.
   My mother in law sent us tickets to BYU homecoming game.  Finding a babysitter was super hard but my friend Cassie came through after my babysitter canceled on me at the last minute.  Thank you Cassie!
also you can tell by the picture below, Kent was not excited to go but he says he was excited that I was excited to go.
We enjoyed a Barq's, sunflower seeds and a hot dog loaded with jalapeños. I loved every minute of it. especially standing and signing the Cougar fight song after every touchdown. Being their made it much more enjoyable. We decided to walk from out place and it was a short 15 minute walk. The Y on the mountain was lite up and the air was nice a crisp. perfect for a delicious hot chocolate.

 O Rise, all loyal Cougars and hurl your challenge to the foe.
You will fight, day or night, rain or snow.

Loyal, Strong, and True
Wear the White and Blue.

While we sing, get set to spring.
Come on Cougars, it's up to you!

O Rise and Shout, the Cougars are out
Along the trail to fame and glory.
Rise and shout, our cheers will ring out,

As you unfold your vict'ry story.

On you go to vanquish the foe
For Alma Mater's sons and daughters.

As we join in song, in praise of you, our faith is strong.

We'll raise our colors high in the blue,
And cheer the Cougars of BYU.

Ra, ra, ra, ra, ra (3x) GO COUGARS

What a great date night! I wish I had the chance to have gone to BYU. hopefully I can fulfill that dream someday. 

Here are some cute pictures of Will. Earlier that day he burnt his little fingers with my Flat iron. ( even when it was out of his reach he still managed to climb the counter). what i'm i going to do with this little adventurer.


Wednesday, October 5, 2011

its October!

I've been keeping myself super busy these days which is why I haven't been blogging. 
Kent and I are so excited its October. We love, love LOVE Halloween. I already decorated the house. actually i decorated it September 29 because I couldn't wait. 
Lots of fun things planned this month of which I am super excited for. 
We started the month off with some family visits, LDS Conference and this delish fall weather. 
Lots of new showes too. Kent is super excited for Walking Dead. I on the other hand am enjoying New Girl and Pan Am. but lets not forget Modern Family and Up all night. 
any who, here is a cute song about Zombie Love by Stephanie Mabey. Speaking of Maeby, did you hear about Arrested Development?! yup, they are making 10 new episode that will lead up to a movie. Huzzah!!! 

oh and here is a preview on a project I finished last week...

And Will before his haircut
pictures taken by Gabe Casdorph

I love this 2 year old. 
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