Friday, December 5, 2008

Rachael Ray called me yesterday!!!

So I go onto Rachael Ray's website just to look at some recipes to see if there's anything I can make that Steve and I would like.
Instead, I see a box that says, "upcoing shows" or something like that. And it said, "do you or someone you know have a weird habit? email us about it!" (Realize, I'm paraphrasing.)
So I am like, well I do'nt know if picky eating is a habit, but I'll email them anyway. Just tell about what I do and don't like and how me and Steve are trying to eat healthier, blah blah blah.
And of course, like, it's a tv show, I'm not expecting to even hear anything back at all. But ya never know.

So yesterday, I'm walking out of my 8:30 class and look at my phone and see that someone called and left a voicemail from a number I didn't know. And it was from a weird area code... (917 to be exact...but I didn't know that was New York.)
So I listen to the voicemail and once I hear the voice that says "I'm from the Rachael Ray show" I stopped dead in my tracks and couldn't move until the message was over. It stopped. I closed the phone and SPRINTED over to the institute where Steve was to tell him. Because he had been joking around about how I needed to check my email everyday and make sure they don't email me and I miss it.
I get to him and I'm like not able to talk because I just ran over there. And I'm horribly out of shape...I really didn't have to run that far. haha.
I called them back because they told me to. They asked me about what my email was about. I told them pretty much the same stuff. She said that I wasn't right for that segment, but to keep my eye on the website because there will be segments that will probably fit in with that and to email them again when I see it.
So no, we're not gonna be on the show...YET! Just you wait. We're totally gonna be on it. And win something for free. And then bring it back for my family that actually cooks! haha.

Cool huh?!?!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Ok, this is totally confusing because the pictures are all over the place. And they're only supposed to be on the right. GRR! I don't get it sometimes.

This was me taking a picture of Steve's parents and they both made silly faces. But this was right AFTER they made the faces. But I thought it was still funny. :)
Then Jen is the accompianist for the choir she's in at Weber State. They're the alumni choir. But they are really good! They sang at Temple Square Sunday night.

There's JR Hopkins! Jeremy and Sarah will know who that is! He's in the glasses, second row, well the one to the right of the bald bald guy. And Jen's at the pianooo.

This is the choir. Woo. Can you see those trumpet things like sticking straight out of the organ thing above them. I'd never noticed that there before! It was cool!
(These last two pictures will not cooperate and I'm super ticked about it!)
This is Mary. We were secretly taking pictures of them. But then she saw. And smiled really pretty!

This is baby Kaydence! The newest niece. It's Steve's brother's daughter. She's a little cutie, so we had to take a picture of her in her little hat and mittens!!!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Now it's time for Christmas time!!!

So the day after Thanksgiving, Steve and I decided to take the gift cards we have left from our wedding to go Christmas tree shopping. And we didn't leave to go shopping until like 11 or so. We went to compare a few different prices on trees and found a 6 and a 1/2 foot tree at Walmart for $35. So we got it. We figure we don't be in a place big enough for a big big tree for a while anyway. So it was a good deal. And the tree was pre-lit, which was also a good deal! Steve's parents got us blue and silver ornaments, so we didn't have to worry about those. But we found a star we liked and all. So here's some pictures from that day and all the fun we had! :)

This is when we found our awesome $35 tree and star. Well, the star wasn't $35...This was a HUGE teacup that was saw. But the teacup didn't come off the saucer. But it would've been like 203 times cooler if it did come off!We're so excited to have our tree!!! WOO!Steve has like the same face in the next two pictures. Steve tried to put on the star. But it was way too heavy. So we have no idea how we'll put it up there to stay. So that's why it's not in any of the rest of the pictures. This is a Jazz ornament that we got because, of course, Steve looooves the Jazz. WOO JAZZ!!!

So this is the finished product. But it seems to dark and not very festive yet. So I told Steve we should make a popcorn garland to put on it. So we're going to for a date/FHE soon. :)

So there was our decorating adventures!!!

Thanksgiving Time!!!

I love Thanksgiving! Even though I grew up with the whole chinese food instead of turkey. I'm diggin' the turkey instead. Mostly because I actually like turkey!!! :)

But here's a few pictures...that really don't show much about Thanksgiving. They're just pictures I took ON Thanksgiving. So enjoy! :)

These first pictures are from Steve's Aunt Nancy's Thanksgiving celebration. I was glad to meet a side of the family I hadn't met yet. It was fun times!!!

This is their dog named Diggy! He was so tiny! and they put this sweater on him and then he was Super-diggy!!!! So cuuuute!
Then we played Family Fued on TV. Our team was totally winning! But then they definitely took the lead. And we waaay lost! But that was fun too.
But then Steve's shoulder was hurting so he wouldn't smile for the picture. But then he smiled finally!!!

These pictures are from Monica's house Thanksgiving! Which, good story about how her oven totally caught on fire. Definitely read it! Even though only like 3 people read this. haha!

Maggie. This was the third take. And I thought it was cuuuute. Her mouth was full of olives, just so you know.

This is Dallin doing like, somersaults on a chair. I kept tickling him, and he eventually started saying, "Don't you dare tiiickle me." So of course, I kept doing it!!!

So that's a bag of crackers that Miles threw to get back on the table. But when he threw it, it like balanced on the other bag of crackers. It was awwwesome! So I wanted a picture of it!

So I hope everyone had a happy Thanksgiving. I did! Steve and I ate ALOT! And Steve claims that he was full from it the next day too, all day! haha.