Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Pumpkin Carving and the Start of Winter

Today was a great day! We had our first snow here in Utah that actually touched the city! All day at work there was a blizzard going on outside! It was crazy! After a day of work Pablo and I met up with our friends Zach and Jordan for dinner and then headed home for pumpkin carving. Our apartment complex is having a pumpkin carving contest that is allowing us to get discounted rent. Pablo and I wanted to make awesome pumpkins and so we went and got a small pumpkin carving kit and some sketches. We had a lot of fun carving out our pumpkins while we watched So You Think You Can Dance. It was a great night. I would say the only downfall, is that it's so cold! 

Pablo cleaning our pumpkins.
Pablo's finished product!
My finished product. ( I think Pablo's is better)

Our pumpkins all lit up!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

One amazing day!

On Saturday Pablo and I had the opportunity to go down to Salt Lake City and go to the Salt Lake temple. On Pablo's mission he taught a less active family, and the wife, Hannah Valentine finally was ready to take out her endowments. They decided to do it in the Salt Lake Temple, and luckily Pablo and I were able to go. While we were at the temple we ran into some old friends from Federal Way. Conner Edwards and his beautiful wife were also taking out their endowments. When we were finally able to talk to them we found out that they were getting sealed together right after the session and they invited us to come along. It was wonderful to be able to be there with them. The ceremony was beautiful and the sealer said so many wonderful things. It made me realize how important Pablo is to me, and how we need to cherish our spouse. The most touching part of the ceremony, was that after Conner and his wife were sealed they brought in their little baby boy and he was able to be sealed to his parents. It was so special to be there and witness that. It really made my day. It was probably one the most special things I had ever seen in my life. After we were done celebrating with the Edwards we took some pictures outside the SLC temple. When Pablo and I returned home to Provo, Pablo had to go to work and so I was stuck at home thinking my wonderful day was over. At about eleven I got a text from my cousin and his girlfriend Katy, they were getting marred! I am so excited for them! they are so cute together and Pabo and I love them to pieces. We can't wait to have them be sealed for all time and eternity. To say the least, Saturday was an excellent day. 

Hannah Valentine is in the purple on the far left. This is her with her family outside the Salt Lake Temple. 

Friday Nights

Pablo and I decided to go out for some fun Friday night. As we were getting ready we took some cute pictures that I wanted to share. Friday night was a fun night for the two of us. We first went to a dollar movie and saw The Time Travelers Wife, which I thought was very good. Then we headed over to Pizza Pie Cafe (My job) to try the famous cookie monster. A cookie monster is a cookie thats halfway cooked, has ice cream, whipped cream, and carmel and fudge on it. It was so good! We devoured it! It was so good to see the Pizza Pie Cafe full of people. Next, Pablo and I headed over to Fat Cats (One of Pablo's jobs) and bowled. Since Pablo works there we are able to get free bowling whenever we want. It's really fun! We challenged each other to bowl in all sorts of funny ways. I must brag that I won the first game, and should have won the second. Pablo beat me by three points in the second game! (I had a gutter ball on my last roll!) :( I must say it was a very fun night, and it was nice to have some time with my husband. 
 I think this picture of Podi is classic! 

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Pizza Pie Cafe

I mentioned in an earlier post that I am currently working for Craigos. Well the name has been changed to Pizza Pie Cafe and.... it's finally open! Its a great place and everyone should try it. Its in Provo off of University Parkway! Make sure to come stop by and try our awesome buffet of pizza pasta and salad.


Happy Anniversary

Pablo and I celebrated our first anniversary together this past Sunday! It is crazy to think that we have already been married a year! The time has flown by! Since it was Sunday we couldn't really do much but we still made it a special day. After church and our Sunday nap, we made a really nice meal (Which is rare in our house) and enjoyed a fun evening together. Since we have been really tight with money lately we decided not to do anything big or get each other presents for now. We are hoping in a about a month we will have some money and we will be able to spend the night somewhere and actually celebrate! For now a nice dinner and movie will have to do! Thanks for an awesome great year hunny! love you! 

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Yellow Jackets

When I was growing up I sum how got stung by bees all the time. It was horrible. I remember at my aunts house one summer I was walking around barefoot and stepped on a bunch of bees! It was horrible. I have even been stung right between my eye and my nose! That was horrible too. So since my childhood was filled with bee stings I am now terrified of them. Our apartment complex has a nest of yellow jackets near the pool area hidden in flower bed. It drives me crazy. all the yellow jackets fly around all the entrances to the stairs and it scares the crap out of me everyday. Sometimes I feel like they taunt me because they know I don't like them. I purposefully try and take other entrances to my apartment so that I don't have to see them. Pablo always says, "Your fine." I don't know why, but I get so scared. The other day Pablo and I were watching Animal Planet and we saw how this car was drivin and they accidently drove over a yellow jacket's nest that was buried in the ground. This car had thousands of yellow jackets swarming around it ready to kill. I made pablo turn it off because I was so scared. I just got chills even thinking about it. Yellow jackets are currently one of my worst fears. Enough said. :(


Pablo and I have realized that we are going to need another car to go along with our Honda Civic. I go to BYU and Pablo goes to UVU. We don't live in walking distance of BYU, unless you want to die in the snow and die trying to walk down all the hills so we are stuck. I guess I could snowboard to school. We also both have jobs and we can't rely on a bus to pick us up with our crazy schedules. So, all of this concludes to needing another car! We are looking for a price range of about 3000 and less. We are hoping for something that will be good in the snow and we would love to have front wheel drive. We are also looking for something that can last us at least three or four years and has less then 100,000 miles on it. We have been searching like crazy everywhere and we are having no luck. If you find anything please let us know! We have found some good deals but nothing yet that is totally catching our eye. Car buying is so frustrating. Hopefully one day soon I can write a new post telling you we have found our dream car. As for now, pray for us. 

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


Before Pablo and I came up to Utah we made a stop in our old home Rexburg to pick up our furniture and see some old friends. While we were there we were able to see all of my roomies from last summer except Mary who was off track. Vanessa had just had a beautiful baby and so we all stopped by to see how she was doing and get a look at her little girl. It was so good to be back together with old friends. We had a total blast when we lived together and it was these roomies that everything with Pablo and I began. Out of the five of us in the picture, three of us are married. They don't call it BYU-I do for nothing. :)

Katy playing with Podi. 
All of the original brooklyn 201 besides Mary. 

High School: Looking Back

Ok, so for some odd reason all of my writing is being underlined and I can't get it to stop! Anyways, I was looking through Pablos facebook pictures and saw some of his old pictures from high school. I decided to show a few pictures of us both from high school. I know I know I haven't changed much since high school was only two years ago for me, but I hope you enjoy. 

This was at the first football game of my senior year with some of my awesome friends Kristen, Letty, and Kayla
This is my absolute best friend of junior summer and senior year (Inside joke) Mehul! 
This is Pablo right after he graduated with his best bud Jeff
This was right before jeff went on his mission. This is Pablo with Jeff and Justin. 

Karly Kim

We found Karly Kim through craigslist. She wanted to build her portfolio and so she offered to take free pictures of a couple. We contacted her and decided to do it. Since winter is coming on we didn't anticipate how fast the sun was going to set. I think the sun set about 5 minutes after we started the shoot. Here are just a few pictures from the beginning of the shoot when we still had some decent light. She was a great photographer and really fun to be around. If you are interested in her let me know. I am sure she would love the business. Anyways, enjoy these few snap shots from Karly Kim. 


Sunday, October 11, 2009

Bridal Vail falls

Pablo lived in the Provo/Orem area until he was 12, so when we moved to Utah he was dying to show me all of the fun things from his childhood. One day we wanted to get our and so we went to bridal vail falls. It was beautiful! We had a blast kicking the soccer ball around and playing with podi. Here are some pics. 

Golds Gym!

Like all couples, Pablo and I have gained a ton of weight since we got married. We finally have decided that enough is enough! We are so proud to say that we are now proud owners of a Gold's Gym membership! There are three gyms with in provo and orem and one of them is super close to us. I want to loose 40 pounds and Pablo wants to loose 70 pounds. Its going to be a lot of hard work but we are ready for it! I don't think I have ever been so motivated to loose weight before. Hopefully next time you see us we will be looking good. Here are some pictures of us on the cruise that will represent as before pictures. 

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


Pablo and I first discovered Craigos pizza before we even started dating. We went with a group of friends my first day in Rexburg and we were hooked! It is so good! It was one of the few things that we were sad about leaving when we left Rexburg! When we got to Provo we found out that they are opening a Craigos in Provo not to far from our house! What the news really is, is that I am now working for Craigos! I just got hired today and I am so excited about it! Craigos has some of the best pizza around and by far the best dessert pizza! We encourage all to try it! It is delicious! :) See you guys at Craigos.  

Sunday, October 4, 2009


As I was sitting thinking about what I should blog about I realized that its after midnight, meaning that it is officially my Mom's birthday. My Mom died of breast cancer when I was only four and its been hard growing up without her. I feel like the least I can do is dedicate a small part of my life to her. 

So to my Mom, thanks for always watching over me and protecting me from the storm. Thank you for always being there for us and for always bringing a smile to Dad's face. Your the best! I can't wait to get to know you in the eternities and to create fun memories with you! Thank you for your siblings and for the joy and love that they bring to us as Aunts and Uncles! We miss you very much! Happy Birthday Mom! I hope its great! I promise to eat some cake for you! 

Today I am going up to Salt Lake to hang out with my brother Nate and his wife Lindsay! I can't think of a better way to spend my Mom's birthday then with family! :)

I think my Mom would love how close all of us siblings are! This picture is old but I love it! 

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Beautiful Sundance

For my birthday my sister Felisa surprised me and showed up in Utah. We had a really fun day together playing and what not. Her friend K is into photography and so we went up to Sundance and got our pictures taken. We were so grateful that K was able to take our pictures! We have been wanting some more recent pictures of us. Here are just a select few! Enjoy! 

We thought this was super funny! I totally look like a pirate! My other foot was resting on Pablo! 

Finally we got one of both of our feet! Thanks again K for taking pictures of us! They turned out really great!