Wednesday, November 11, 2009

birthday and the fur ball.

Meet Sprinkles Cocoa-puff Stembridge. Gar got her "for me" for my birthday on the 6th. But he is pretty much smitten by her and I'm pretty sure it was just a good excuse to get this little love muffin.
So for some reason she looks super big in photos and they do not do her any justice at all. She is a MILLION times cuter in person. Really I promise. and she is tiny. only about 2 pounds. She is so dark it's kind of hard to see her in the pics, but it's the best we've got so far. We pretty much love her to pieces; she is the smartest, sweetest, sassiest!!!, little fluff ball ever. Come meet her!

Excuse my camera rat face. The little terror had left me with less than 2 hours of sleep the first night and it shows!

The other Doogies are her boyfriends, Chincey and Max. They thought she was a cat at first and it wasn't pretty, but they warmed up...sort of. :) Karis and Lanky, we're sorry we never cleaned up the poop off your lawn! :(

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


Let the puppy naming begin!

...I got nothin'...

please give me all and any of your ideas!

Friday, October 30, 2009


Happy Halloween weekend friends! The first two are the only two pumpkin carving pics I have this year and I had to still them from Karis. I'm so bad with picture taking. My dad grew that HUGE pumpkin right at fort Bybee. Just like the good old days. We each carved a side, but only got a picture of Gar's carving, Karis must have hated mine. :( ha. I did the headless horseman. So now it's on our porch and all the neighbors keep asking if it's real. I love Halloween!

o since we had no pictures from this year I included some from last year that I'm sure never got put up. We had fun carving them. Gar loves the classic face, and I'm all about the blood and gore. :)

I still am not totally sure what we will be for Halloween, I keep changing my mind. Which is just what happened last year, and well, you can see the results below. Here is a refresher for you! My friend asked me what I was going to do to top last year. HA! yea I got nothin'. And also, that's one for the bucket list. I don't think I can top that...and I don't want to try.

So, we shall see what happens. Yikes! What are YOU going to be???

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Hair-raising help!

So...I'm at that point. That point where you kind of hate your hair but don't have a clue what to do with it.

Winter dries my hair out so bad and makes it so static-y. anyone else have this problem?

I have no body and my hair is just so...blah.


Can someone recommend some awesome shampoo and conditioner that makes your hair silky and moisture-ized with volume and...umph?!?!

How about some products that help with volume, a good root booster?

Help people, I need some serious hair ideas or I might do something drastic I'll regret. :( haha.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

going on holiday

We're going here tomorrow!

To stay in one of these!

And I get to hang out with the handsome man all day! YAY! I guess the nice thing about having really busy schedules is you appreciate your time together more. :)
And do lots of hiking and maybe some biking and eat at good ole' Eddie Mcstiff's where my family and papa used to take me when I was just a wee one.

Moab is one of my favorite child hood trip memories and I haven't been in years, I can't wait!

I love fall break! even if it's not technically mine. :)

And if I'm a really good girl maybe I'll get to see this awesome movie Friday. The 7 year old in me has been dying for it to come out!

What are you looking forward to?

Monday, September 14, 2009


apartment hunting is the pits. :(

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

I wore it.

These smock things look good on NO.ONE. I look like a tent. but i guess it is tradition
An AMAZING gift from my AMAZING in-laws. LOVE them!!!
I left that thing off til the last possible second. And I even took my cap off during the ceremony. it was like 90 million degrees where the graduates had to wait. They had no AC in that area. What gives?
The crew. Thank you guys SO SO SO much for being so awesome and screaming so I felt really special. You guys are the best! How do you guys like my dad's mad flock of seagulls wings? :)
It has taken me WAY too long. and there was LOTS to learn. Especially out of the classroom; but it was an amazing (_) years. College was definitely my best schooling years. I'm especially grateful for the many amazing people I met along the way. GO COUGS! haha.

take note of my super cheesy thumbs-up for my picture. everyone started laughing. i couldn't help myself, i can't stand being all serious about it.
sorry I can't turn it. apparently every grad gets to ring the ole' bell. i was the only one there. who would pass that up? I maybe thought it was going to fall on me. yikes.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Really Really REALLY?

In a couple of hours I'll be wearing one of these. How weird is that? I don't even know how to feel about it...

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

chain of picture thoughts

I really really miss these girls.
my public health partners.
Liz, where the heck have you been???
one girls night back in...january-ish. we entertained ourselves on a couch taking ridiculous pictures and laughing our heads off for like 2 hours.
^Like father like daughter...I have always been a daddy's girl.^
yellowstone...a really long time ago.

One of the handsome man's b-ball games back in winter.
And an old one. back before it all began. back when i maybe had a crush on him, maybe didn't (OK I totally did). I had just had my heart broken, re-broken someone's, and really wanted the handsome man's attention...but was hopelessly awkward and thought he like my friend.

Funny how it all plays out...

Saturday, July 18, 2009

happy weekending!

Sure GLAD it's not like this any more!
But man do I wish we were here
Doing stuff like this.
Lately, I have been feeling like this is my hair. a wreck. Need some ideas for what to do next!
Me with wig circa. 1987

Extremely happy to be with this handsome man ALL weekend!
Our weekend started out with a whole night of country- Julianne Hough, Blake Shelton, and then THE KING, George Strait, according to the handsome man of course. I'm not much of a country fan myself, but we had a blast rockin' with all the rednecks at Usana last night. I even got to laugh my head off as one drunk lady did a cart wheel and kicked some poor drunk dude in the head which made him head butt his girlfriend. I'm still laughing.
Can't wait for more fun this weekend! How will you be weekending?

Thursday, July 16, 2009

teens say the darndest' things.

the highlight of my shopping experience...:

The girlS (yes two of them) sharing the dressing room next to me shared this awesome little tid bit with, basically the whole dressing room, and especially me. oh to be in high school again... NOT.

Girl 1: So, do you like it? The shirt?

Girl 2: Yea, well, what do you think?

Girl 1: it's cute...

Girl 2: yea, well, I mean, member' that one time when we just wanted to be really big ho's? Well this could just be like one of those times, we'll both be just like, really big ho's for the day. It will be WAY fun!

Girls: giggles.

there's two fathers out there with big problems.

I'm terrified to have kids.


This darling girl and I have been friends for like....a really long time. Since we was itty bitty's...or so.

in fact, i just dug up about a million old old old pics of us when my mother made me clean out my old room. a flood of mischievous memories ensued.

She's is pretty much the only girl I trust with my hair. Really she's amazing. And she puts up with my constant reschedules (I'm kind of really bad at making set plans).

My favorite thing about sitting in her chair with her scissors ready to attack? Well, I never have to know exactly what I want, I just give her ideas I have and know that she will undoubtedly leave me looking better than when I came in. She pushes my hair limits, and trust me I have lots of them, I've basically had the same hair...forever. That is priceless friends. It's like she has a vision for your hair. :) ha. sometimes I think she'd really take joy in chopping mine all off, but she doesn't, cuz she knows I'm a scaredy-cat and I'd die.
Check out her new hair blog. It's the bomb.
P.S. her name is Caitlyn, not Kitelyn. I just always called her that n' stuff.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Some things i never blog about

So these are from a trillion years ago but I think I'll start blogging about some things we have done in the last...ok, ok, like year. But if you know me at all, you know I am quite often late, I guess it spills into my blogging too. :)

Gar on a basketball team with his buddies this winter so I got to watch his hot skills once a week and hang with the girls. It was really fun. And they played at good ole' centennial so I got to reminisce about the middle school days every week two. YEA RIGHT! I've blocked those memories out! :) it was kinda trippy to go back there.
I really like feet... NO i don't but I do like shoes. ALOT.
The classic christmas trip, temple square.

This lovely friend gets home in like a week! I CAN'T WAIT! Rachel I have missed you! even though I'm really bad at calling...sorry :(
OK so it's a small start, but I will keep adding. I've got a long way to go, obviously, since I'm starting with December! I'll probably make it to February and then give up. :)

Friday, June 26, 2009

sneek peek

Thanks again Suzy, I feel like a rockstar.

A little preview lovely Aunt Suzy was so kind to send to us. (Right after the shoot even! She's that awesome!). I think the one on the bottom was the original, no touch-ups or anything! Wowza!
By far the most fun I've had taking pictures! Even Gar had a good time! BTW, isn't he just dashing with that beard? Hot.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


I am so very excited because my lovely aunt Suzy (Gar's lovely mother's adorable sister) just called and ask if I would do some bridal pictures for her!!! It is so wonderful to be related to such talented people! I'm pumped. Hopefully I'll be able to put a couple on here. Check her mad skills out here

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Gone FISHIN' ! ! !

My awesome wife cast her pole all by herself and hooked and landed the fish! It was so freaking sexy and as a fisherman husband I was so FREAKING proud! Unfortunately when I tried to help her land the hook, the hook came out of the fishes mouth when it was on shore. As it started flipping towards the water we both dove for it. I grabbed the fish before it went into the water, Em grabbed the hook. Luckily it wasn't set too deeply into her thumb.

Our awesome friends Holly and Stetson came with us. We're super bummed because they just left for Arizona until September. He got recruited by the LA Dodgers for baseball and will be playing in their rookie league all summer. We're super stoked for them but are going to miss them.

There she is with her fish! So hott!

It was a successful day. We caught 4 cutthroats all over 18 inches. We kept two of them and had an amazing, yummy dinner.