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Skimming the Salt Lake...

Posted on: 9.29.2010


Trevor has picked up an old hobby. Skim Boarding.
He use to do it all the time in high school down in St. George.
These days whenever he has any free time, he wants to go out and skim board on The Great Salt Lake.
&he of course wants to have me come along. Now the only skim boarding I have ever done was at the beach... which is very different then lake skim boarding. I totally suck at skim boarding, but with some of Trevor's help I am getting a little better.
I don't really love skim boarding or anything, but Trevor loves it, so I like to take the time to do it with him.
I can't lie though.... I really do love the amazing sunsets out there. These pictures don't even do them justice. 
They are almost magical.
Only con would be the fact that you come home smelling like a very well salted sardine...bah.
 It was just a wee bit windy!


I got a nice handful of freckles this summer...haha.

Letting it all go...

Posted on: 9.26.2010


A group of women at my church have put together a yoga group that meets on Saturday mornings. So this past weekend I decided to join them. I haven't done yoga since high school. I had liked yoga but  hadn't done it for years because it just really hurt my (weak) wrists. So I decided to go try it out again to see if I like it after four years. Of course there I was again...the positions were not hurting me, nothing really hurt... except my darn wrists! LO AND BEHOLD, the instructor taught me a special way to hold my hands and it changed everything! They didn't hurt at all anymore after that, and I have fallen in love with yoga! I have always wanted to be more flexible and yoga really pushes your body and builds strength... it was amazing! (I am so stinkin' sore, I haven't had something workout my arms like this since my Lacrosse days)
Now the only con to yoga... it really opens you up, it really loosens you up. It loosens everything. Throughout the moves I could feel it loosening "other things" that I didn't expect it to...haha. um. Let's just say... I was trying really really hard throughout the moves not to... what is the polite word to say online..."toot?" hahaha Has anyone else ever had to deal with that while doing yoga?! Oh my gosh it was so awkward/embarrassing... I mean, I DIDN'T do anything... but I was sure awkwardly trying to transition to different moves without letting it all go! HA.
Anyways, I love how yoga made me feel, even if it makes other areas more relaxed with it...haha. Oh boy. I am definitely going to keep yoga up, and hopefully I will never experience letting it all go while in a yoga class :) haha.

P.S. Trevor was very disgusted when I came home from yoga and told him of my dilemma... so sorry for any of you who are disgusted with it as well, haha. But hey I am just being honest...

P.S.S. thank you all who agreed with me about the name Duke. I think Trevor is starting to realize it is more of a pet name, then a person name :)

"What's in a name?"

Posted on: 9.23.2010


First and foremost....NO I am not pregnant. Now that we have that out of the way... ever since me and Trevor became boyfriend and girlfriend, we would  talk/joke about our future children. How many we would have and what we would name them (I know we are not the only couple that has to have done this, I mean don't ALL couples joke/talk about this sometimes?) Anyways, if it is normal or not, it is something that me and Trevor would talk about. Amongst these conversations we came to the realization that we have very different tastes in names. I thought all the names he really liked were horrible and boring... and he wasn't a huge fan of any of my name ideas either.
Around the time we were engaged and the topic would come up, we knew that someday we would actually be having children together. So the conversations would get a little more serious. When talking about girls names, it wasn't so bad in finding names we both liked (probably because Trevor is seriously convinced we having all boys, ha!)
We agree on a couple girl names (Madelyn Grayce, Emma Marie)... which coming to that agreement was a feat in and of itself! The girl names are pretty easy compared to the real issue we have...
Now we don't plan on having kiddos for awhile... but we just do not agree at ALL on boys names. AT ALL! We just have such different tastes. We have not found ONE name that both of us even kind of like mutually. I told Trevor if he plans on us having all boys we better start now on trying to pick out names because we are going to be that couple that has a baby and the kid doesn't have a name for several months after... we will have the child called "it."

So I am taking this issue to the blog world. Trevor's all time favorite boy
 name is.... are you ready?

Duke.
 
Yes, you just read correctly... Duke.

Now no offense out there for people who are named Duke... or love the name Duke... but what is the first thing that comes to mind when I hear the name Duke? Thoughts people?...
I hope everyone just said DOG in their heads too! So everyone... please tell Trevor that MOST people think Duke is a dog name... or an animal name... or the name for a royal. Thank You.

Posted on: 9.21.2010



 "Cooler then the flip side of my pillow, that's right."

New addition to Utah :)

Posted on: 9.19.2010


So my best friend Jamie moved from San Diego to Utah. She transferred to Utah State... which isn't in Salt Lake City but it is sure A LOT closer then San Diego! So of course when she called me and told me that the Red Jump Suit Apparatus was coming to Logan for a free show, it was the perfect excuse to drive up and spend the weekend with her :)
First off, we both decided it was a good thing we never went off to college together. Neither of us would have done very well... that is for sure. We would have had a lot of fun though! It was such a great weekend and we had so much fun. One thing I love about us together is that we literally don't even have to be doing anything to have a great time. We talked all afternoon, went to a BBQ, Jamie's boyfriend made us grilled cheese (he loves us) Us three went to the Red Jump Suit concert, had ice cream, stayed up late talking and watching Say Yes to the dress, I remember wayyyy too many sour patch kids and some pizza rolls... could I ask for anything more?! All in all, a great weekend, I LOVE MY JAMIE &there will be more Logan trips to come that is for sure :)

We were really close to the stage on the side!

The drummer was a hoot to watch all night, such a character!

We didn't mind not being smushed in the massive crowd of people :) We had a great view, were closer then the first row, and got to see everything going on back stage!

We had a blast! :)

give, give, Giveaway!

Posted on: 9.15.2010


Do you all read buseybeelauren? What am I talking about, of course you do! Well over at the wonderful blog busybeelauren... she is hosting a giveaway for me from my etsy shop alyciabellecreations where someone will be able to win an aqua blossom (headband)! So head on over there and ENTER!  :) XOXO

Veggie & Cheese Frittata

Posted on: 9.13.2010


Did you all know I use to have a cooking blog? Well I did. I kind of miss it... so I decided that I would just start posting when I make something I truly lurrrrve :)
Tonight for dinner I decided to try a new recipe. I wanted something pretty healthy and I found this recipe for a Veggie & Cheese Frittata. It was delicious and so simple and quick to make... seriously you need to try it!
So here are the goods...

Veggie and Cheese Frittata
Serves 4 (even though Trevor ate pretty much all of it by himself.)
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

3 teaspoons olive oil, divided
2 cups baby spinach
1 cup diced tomatoes
1clove garlic, minced
2 whole eggs plus 6 egg whites
3/4 cup shredded low fat cheddar cheese
salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 large tomatoes, sliced

Place oven rack about 8 inches from broiler and preheat oven to 375degreesF. Heat 1 teaspoon of oil in a large oven-safe skillet over medium. Add spinach, dices tomatoes and garlic. Saute for 4 minutes.
In a large bowl, whisk eggs and egg whites. Stir in spinach mixture and cheese; season with salt and pepper. 

(I also added some extra stuff, such as some onion flakes. Anything you think will taste good that you want to add go ahead and try...this recipe is very forgiving! I am thinking next time I make this I want to add some bacon, I think that would be yummy too.)

Heat the remaining 2 teaspoons of olive oil in the same pan. Add egg mixture, reduce heat to low, and shake pan to level ingredients. Place pan in oven; bake for 10 minutes, until eggs are just set. Turn oven to broil; place pan or rack under broiler for 2 minutes, until just browned. Remove from heat, slice into four or more pieces.

We added some garlic bread to the situation and it was yum, yum, yummy! :) ENJOY!

She &Him Recap...

Posted on: 9.08.2010

Me and Nicole... high school buddies reunited in good ol' Utah
Nicole me and Taira :)
Nicole's friends were a blast.
I went with my good friend Taira to go see She &Him last week. We ran into my old high school friend from San Diego there! It was so nice to see her. We ended up hanging out with her and her crowd of friends, and we had a lot of fun! The music was perfection, and Zooey sounded GREAT live! It was fun music to hop around to and was a great night. I would definitely go recommend seeing them if you ever have the chance to.

Isn't she just adorable? I kind of have a girl crush on Zooey Deschanel, not going to lie.

heartstrings...

Posted on: 9.05.2010

After work on Friday I came home to find this cute little box waiting for me...


and inside that box, I found this beautiful necklace... :)


I had told Trevor about this necklace I had really wanted months &months ago.
He had told me that we just couldn't afford the extra spending money, so I put it out of my mind.


As shocked as I was that he had got it for me, I think what really knocked me out of the park was that he remembered what I had even wanted.

I always say he never listens carefully &needs to pay more attention to things. I guess I can't really say that anymore, seeing that amongst hundreds of designs from the necklace designer &after me just telling him what I wanted... months later he got the exact necklace I had wanted.

It was such a sweet surprise, and made my day... and well still is making pretty dang smiley.
I was tickled.

Not sure what to title this...

Posted on: 9.02.2010

I went to a funeral today. This funeral was for a friend. We weren't best friends or anything... but we sure knew each other. We knew each other enough that it really hit me... I was in total and complete shock. I met him originally through his brother, who I became really good friends with my freshman year of college. When I transferred to the University of Utah I was surprised to see him in so many of my classes. Turns out we were in the same field of study. I remember being so shocked because him and his brother looked like twins, just so much alike! It was really through school that we got to know each other. Every time I would see him we would catch up for a bit, I would ask him how is family was doing and his brother, and after two years of having classes with each other we even started to share more personal things. We became friends.
I have only ever known two people that were significantly close to me, that have died. Each were way too young to leave this world, and both died in unusual, tragic accidents. The similarities of these two deaths really shook me. What really scares me is how affected I have been by these two people who have passed. If I get like this now... what would it be like to loose a parent? a sibling? a child?

I honestly can't even imagine it. I don't want to imagine it. Just thinking about it makes me upset and cry.

Death always makes things so real. It brings you back into reality for a moment that makes you realize what is important in life. The sad thing is... time will pass, and we all will go back to worrying and stressing over things that really just don't matter. I have been so consumed lately with worrying about mynute things. Now all I can think about is my family, and how much I love them &don't want anything to happen to them. I do have comfort in my belief that families can be together forever after this life... and that does help the pain, but if anyone has lost anyone... it still hurts.

My heart goes out to the Wright family, who when I met them showed me amazing hospitality &had such genuine kindness. Who raised two amazing sons, which both have always been such stand up guys and reliable friends. Eric left this world too soon, and my only sadness is what the world will miss out on in his absence.

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