Friday, November 9, 2012

I work at the dreamiest toy store! ♥

Dear loyal followers,

I have been terrible at keeping you up-to-date with everything that has been going on in my life!  What a pathetic blogger I am!  But, the great news is that this blog post is about something that I love sooo much!  My job!  As you know, I am a BYU grad, and once I graduated, I got offered 3 jobs--one of them was a clothing retail sales job, another was a baby-photography position up at Thanksgiving Point. It would have been quite a drive, even though it offered lots of mula $$.  However, as soon as I walked into the magical place known as Blickentaff's, I knew that it was going to be my first choice. 

Let me tell you, Blickenstaff's is everybody's toy fantasy.  Once you walk in, you won't know what to do.  With most of the new customers, it goes something like this, "Holy Cow Mom!", or "Oh my gosh!!!" or "LOOK AT THIS! COME OVER HERE AND LOOK AT THIS!!!!!"  The funny thing is, these are not all kids.   Adults, grandparents, and little tiny cute children alike, everyone loves this place!  It's a magical, glimmering place amongst the cold, dreary snow right now.  In fact, looking out its windows, the whole world looks brighter.

What is Blickenstaff's?  Let me show you:

That's right!!!!! :)  This is where I work!  I get to be around this amazing atmosphere, around happy, bubbling babies, wide-eyed children, reminiscent old people, and adoring parents! ♥  It's pretty much the best thing ever!  I'm going to be working a lot around Christmas.  We actually just put decorations up and it is absolutely cozier than the north pole, here! I'm a lucky girl!

Election Day

Our home has been constantly filled with the sound of Fox News, CNN and occasionally other news stations this past month.  Do you know why?!?! Well, the 2012 Elections, of course!  :)  We are strong Mitt Romney supporters.  Here's the problem.  America elected the wrong guy!  We have been in such a state of depression this week!  How will we ever get on with our lives?  We were headed towards having a wonderful president, someone who could turn the economy around, provide strong foreign policies and safety, and reverse Obamacare.  Then all the sudden, we re-elected Barack Obama!  What are you thinking America?! I hope that someday in the future, there will no longer be such a word as Obamacare.  Until then, the American people will have to own up to what they have chosen - an incompetent president, for another 4 years. That is that.

Dear Blog Readers,

It has been a looong time since I've posted!  Quite a few life-changing things have happened.  For one thing, my dream man is now my husband, and we live in a little apartment with our little fish, Ferris.  We were married on June 17, 2011 and it was the best day of my life--and it has been a great year and (almost) 5 months since!  :)  Below are a few highlight pictures since we've been married.  It's been an adventure!  First, here is a list of a few of the adventures we've had:

1. Wedding day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2.  Honeymoon! In the Bahamas!
3. We GRADUATED!!! woo!
4. Trip to Wisconsin and Chicago- Summer 2012.  We stayed with our friends Scott and Sarah
5. Down to the Tuachan in St. George- 2 trips for 2 shows - Aladdin and Hairspray. We got to stay with Allison's family and had a blast!  We also threw a Princess Party for Delaney's birthday!
6. We adventured to the deep south--of Utah.  We visited Bryce Canyon with Eric & Brittany, Ali and Justin.
7. We drove all the way up to West Valley to see Cirque du Soleil perform their show Quidam.  It was quite the "family" circus. 

We've also got a few more trips scheduled before the end of the be sure to tune in around Christmas time!

Also..Kaili got married as well, so now we're 2 best married friends! :) Wooo! are some of my long-awaited wedding pics, mixed with pics from our adventures below:

Good ol' tic tac
 Our Engagement pics! :)

 The night we got engaged!

 My last show at BYU
Princess Delaney party!
So much fun at Bryce Canyon!!! :)
So, as you can see, it's been a fun year!!! :)  I wanted to upload more pics, but my computer is way slow right now, so it's not working...oh well, more later! :)  Hope everything is going well for all of you.  As the holidays are fastly approaching, tis the season to be JOLLY! :)
over and out,

Wednesday, May 4, 2011


I am engaged in a very good cause....marriage! <3

but, as with most engaged ppl i am short...on time! so, you will get to hear more details later, but lets just say that I am head over heels, completely, madly, and happily in love with the most wonderful person i have ever known.

<3 <3 <3

over and out for now,

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Tic Tac Trees


You're in for a special treat.  You get to see a picture of my dream man! <3 These are the tic tac trees that I got him for Valentines Day! <3  I'm super happy to show you his handsome face! :)  Here he is:

 The trees
 The man

The happy
He's fantastic! <3

Over and out!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

New journaling and the arrival of the Tic Tac Trees

Dear Blog, and lovely readers.

I have decided that i'm not an effective journaler. This has nothing to do with you, as blogging and journaling are very different. But, it's been on my mind lately.  I've been thinking, "Hey, what if i were to journal like it were for an assignment, and schedule time each day/week/whenever to write in a journal?  Then i'd be much better, yes?"

The problem with that is that my head may say yes, but will my heart say no? I just need to capture all of the wonderful things going on, so that someday, when i'm dead, people will know that i lived, you know?  This has nothing to do with auditions for Anne Frank coming up, btw. :P  I have just been thinking of being a better recorderer.

but..goal:  journal at least once a week.

GUESS WHAT CAME?!?! :) :) :)
well...if you knew it was probably because of the title! but yes!!! <3 <3 <3 the tic tac trees got here just in time for valentines day for my sweet lil dream man! :)!!!!  I was able to restore them pretty well to a good condition (they are ancient) and gave them to him! His lil face was great!!! Ooh! and i hope to put up a pic of that--in fact! I'll do it! my next post will be a pic of his surprised face from the tic tac trees.  Then you can see how ridiculously good looking he is. ;) I hope he loved them, because....i love him!! haha! I said it!!

ahem..anyways. um. i know i'm not the best blog-poster. but i'm working on that as well. thanks for being patient!

Today fulfills one thing on my list-of-things-to-do-before-i-die. That is?  Going to the Circus!!! <3 wooOoOoHOoo! Hope everyone's valentines day was a blast!
over and out,


Tuesday, February 1, 2011

life's lil Crazies! ♥

Whew, it's hard not to get caught in the whirlpools of tax season, homework overloads, academic stress, penta-life crisis' and/or general trauma that comes with this time of year. Well guess what?!?! I'm right in the middle of it, filing for scholarships, taxes, and fasfa. And? yes..yes...still alive! ♥

So, today, for the first time in my life, I payed taxes. yes, taxes. That means I had income this past year right? well,  Turns out, if you get lots of scholarship, you pay a lil bit of taxes. :) Thank goodness that God gave me enough scholarship to even cover taxes. Blessings? I think so! :)

Guess what?!?! :) Life is pretty cool sometimes. Like, lately. Everything has been pretty darn fantastic! Still waiting for that Christmas present from Germany for the Tic Tac boy. I was hoping it would be here by Valentines...but we shall see.

Speaking of the tic tac boy..he's pretty great :)  That's all!

Oh! and, to add to my list of things to do before I die:  I wanna ride on a hot air balloon.  I know, I know.  It's not necessary, and may be a lil pricey, but I have a 2 for 1 pass, and intend to use it soon! ♥ Pics will follow!

Yesterday is history, and tomorrow is future, but today? Today is a gift. That's why it's called the present! ♥♥♥