Aug 30, 2009

One year down, Yay!!!

A couple weeks ago was the big 1 year for us!!! It has gone by super fast and has been lots of fun. I love knowing that everyday I get to be with Brandon and get to make new memories with him everyday. We have soo much fun together.

As appetizing as eating year old cake sounds, we couldn't break the tradition, so we got the cake out the freezer and unthawed. My mom had vacuum packed the cake in plastic so the top of the cake had sunk in from the missing air. We tried to eat the cake, but it didn't taste right (go figure!). Soooo..... Bran and I had a cake fight! It was so fun! He was so sweet and nice and didn't shove cake in my face at the wedding so I figured why not! Enjoy the pics!

We are nerds!!!

My polka-dotted husband!


Aug 16, 2009

Road Rash!

To the dude on Friday morning in Layton whose couch part I ran over.... Its not my fault you took the corner too fast or too sharp, and its not my fault you didn't properly have your ugly couch tied down to the trailer you were pulling. So if your ugly green couch is so precious to you that you have to throw a fit when I didn't see it and ran it over, maybe you learned your lesson. Normally I would have felt bad, but when you are stopping traffic to yell at me, it just pissed me off (I was ready to fight). First of all, there were cars in the opposite direction and I wasn't going to get hit by oncoming cars to save your couch. Second of all the right hand turn you and I had just made was on a slight hill and in my big truck, I can't see much of the road right in front of me. I should have been the one who was mad, your dumb ass couch could have damaged my truck!!!

I just don't understand why people can't be nice. Why do you need to take your un-happiness out on other people. It just ruins every ones day. I get yelled at enough at the salon by miserable people, the world doesn't need anymore jerks in it! But there are some nice people out there, when I got to work that morning after the couch incident, a client at the salon told me I was the nicest person she had talked to on the phone. It was nice to get a compliment like that, normally you just hear all the bad things. That really made my day turn around.

Life As A Daymaker is a book everyone should read and live by. We would all be happier people.

Aug 9, 2009

Craft Lake City!

Ever heard of it? I hadn't either, because this was the 1st annual. It was on Saturday at the Galavian (spelling?) center. And I can't wait til next year, it was awesome! It was so cool! Tons of handmade specialties. I just go and wish that God could have given me a ounce of creativity! There was tons of people there, live bands, food and beer and lots of really cool handmade jewelry, art, sculptures, anything you could think of. I got a really cute headband and a necklace... can't wait for next year!

Good Reads...

So... One of my goals this year was to read 1 book every month, I know to a lot of you that prob is a very easy and attainable thing to do, but for me not so much. Since reading is a newer thing for me, I still have a hard time concentrating on sitting there, by myself in complete silence and paying attention to the words going through to my brain.... I can never turn my brain off.

My husband thinks its amazing that we can be sitting there watching tv and he makes a comment about what is on and I say "what? what about that horse, I never saw a horse". I just stare at the tv and don't have any clue as to what my eyes are seeing cuz my thoughts are going a million miles a hour! I also do this when I try to sleep, which really sucks, since I am usually exhausted but my mind won't stop! (any suggestions to helping me let me know) I usually lay in bed (very tired) til about 1 a.m. (we go to bed about 10) and finally my thoughts drift into dream. (weird dreams too) No wonder why my 7th grade math teacher called me La La Land, she would never say Elissa, she would just call on me with my hand in the air "yes la la land?" (very embarrassing).

Anyways, back to the books. For the first 5 months of the year I did great. Thats because I had a cell phone and would make a list (I'm a obsessive about lists) each time I read a book for the month. Then I lost my phone (and my life of lists, lists of life) and now I am a slacker in a few areas of my life without my lists.... Books being one of them. So.... the point of this whole, long, dreadful rant is.... here is my lists of books for the year, before I forget them and to get me re-focused and back on this goal...

1 or January: My Sister's Keeper
2 Febuary: Sundays at Tiffany's
3 March: Nineteen Minutes
4 April: Change of Heart
5 May: this is where I lost track.... I think it was Eat, Pray, Love
6 Dead until Dark
7 Living dead in Dallas
8 now I need a book for this month, any suggestions?

Remember I need a easy read

Aug 2, 2009

Just for fun!

1 . YOUR ROCK STAR NAME: (first pet & current car)
2.GANGSTA NAME: (fave ice cream flavor, favorite cookie)
3. YOUR “FLY Guy/Girl” NAME: (first initial of first name, first three letters of last name)
4. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite color, favorite animal)
5. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, city where you were born)
6. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first)
7.SUPERHERO NAME: (”The” + 2nd favorite color, favorite drink)
The Green Bloody Mary
8. NASCAR NAME: (the first names of your grandfathers)
Willis Jim
9. STRIPPER NAME: (the name of your favorite perfume/cologne/scent, favorite candy)
Viva La Juicy Skor
10.WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (mother’s & father’s middle names )
Jimmy Gay
11. TV WEATHER ANCHOR NAME: (Your 6th grade teacher’s last name, a major city that starts with the same letter)
Veronica Corningstone!! ha ha
12. SPY NAME: (your favorite season/holiday, flower)
Summer Gerber Daisy
13. CARTOON NAME: (favorite fruit, article of clothing you’re wearing right now+“ie”)
14. HIPPY NAME: (What you ate for breakfast, your favorite tree)
Coffee Palm
15. YOUR ROCKSTAR TOUR NAME: (”The” + Your fave hobby/craft, fave weather element + “Tour”)
The Reading Sun Tour
16. YOUR CELEBRITY COUPLE NAME: (half of your name, half your significant other's name, mixed together in whichever order sounds best.)
Elindon or Branssa

Fun in July!

Husband pretending to have fun at George Strait

Silly faces with Mac

Swimmin with Jess and Linds

Kinda blury but we got a good pick of the blackberry in front of us...

Loving summer concerts. Thanks again Mom!


We have been to both George Strait and Kenny Chesney concerts, thanks to my sweet mom!
Swimming on my weekly Tuesday swim day!
New niece was born on the 12th of July which happens to also be a friends and brother in laws birthday!
Been reading and LOVING the Sookie Stackhouse True Blood novels!
Planning some things for the big 1 year anniversary in 21 days! and planning a surprise trip!
Loving and missing my dogs....
Been looking at a house to buy and fix up in Layton.
Tried a few new restaurants: Wild Grape, Takashi and Martine.... mostly great, check out my reviews at
Went camping at Lava for the 4th of July.
Haven't cleaned my house at all!!!!
Dreading the end of summer.....
Eating and sharing a lot of Popsicles with Jake!
I still am cell phone-less
Drove to Wendover
Died some pink in my hair