Sunday, January 30, 2011

This week marks 6 more weeks until school is complete!!!
This weekend, my parents came up from Tuscon to help celebrate John's Birthday (which was Dec 28th). It was a lot of fun. We went to Old Chicago by our house. They have the best Pazookie's (I'm not sure how to spell this word?).
John and I...
My mom was enjoying her treat!
We liked the parking meter...
John thought this was entertaining...
Fast Forward to taking a nap and Scott being obnoxious!
John was nice enough to make Navajo Tacos for everyone. Our house still smells like tacos!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

They call me Scotty...that's not my name...(think of the tune)!

This post is dedicated to my brother Scott (who secretly stalks my blog). Scott was nice enough to use his Macaroni Grill gift card with me last night.
The wait at Macaroni grill was 45 we decided to look around at the nearby shops. First stop...Bath and Body Works!!! Scott likes the soap I have in our guest bathroom. They didn't carry it anymore because it was from the Christmas edition...Bummer! We still had fun smelling different scents. They have a really neat Summer Selection. I can't wait for my soaps to run out so I can replace them. :)
We also visited PetsMart...isn't Scott a cute Kitty?
Then we went to some Shoe Store and Scott tried scaring me...enough said!
Scott decided that I needed a picture in here. I 'm afraid of having birds as we took a picture of me standing next to a bird cage. I know I didn't pet any of the birds...but I had to wash my hands because they really weirded me out for some reason.
Finally we made it to our table. We both were a little under dressed for a sit down restaurant. Scott was out hiking Squaw Peak, I had ran a couple miles, and then John went out with both of us for a hike in the late afternoon. It was a long day!
On another note...I am starting a new project. It's called our guest room! I need help deciding if I should paint an accent wall green or purple. I'm obsessed with green right now for some reason. Purple make more sense because it's not as loud. We have an old antique dresser that we are also going to paint whatever color we paint the wall. I bought a new quilt for the room (the one that is already on the bed), but I'm not sure if I like it yet. It was half off at Target which is why it was purchased. It might be too busy for the room though. I'm more of a solid colors kind of gal. Thoughts? I am the most indecisive person when it comes to decorating my house.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Getting Closer...

We are down to seven weeks!!!
Date:Saturday April 30, 2011
Time:10:00 am
Place:Phoenix AZ

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Eight more weeks people and then Becky will be finished with school!!! Here is my countdown post of the week. I'm currently taking a class on Community College and how it is funded. There is a lot that goes behind the scenes.
This weekend has been a lot of fun so far. John and I have Friday through Monday off due to the holiday. It has been nice to just relax and get things done around the house. Yesterday we went out to the shooting range by our house. It was really loud...but fun. Here is the road leading up to the range. We are lucky to be having such wonderful weather!
Here is the actual range (we are members to the range...who would have thought that I would be a member of a gun range???).
We had some cousins come and visit from Woodruff this weekend. They were here to find a horse (random). We spent most of the day looking at horses. It was a lot of fun. We were just watching the movie Flicka the horse movie yesterday. I kept calling all of the horses we saw today Flicka... I found it entertaining. Here is John with an English Bulldog. We took this picture because this is John's favorite type of dog.
Here we are with a horse (self portrait).
This is the main horse that we were looking at. His name was Stetson.
Here is John riding a horse. I had no idea that he was good at riding horses. I was a wimp and had John walk me around while on the horse. I haven't been on a horse in about 10 years. It was fun!
Here's John walking Flicka (insert me on the horse and that was how I rode).
Here's a close up.
Here's my close up.
John found a friend while his cousins were looking around. We liked this one as well.
Horseback riding is a lot of fun!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

13th Article of Faith

Tonight for YW's we made some cute crafts on the 13th Article of Faith. This Article of Faith is our theme for the year. I haven't reviewed the Articles of Faith in a long time and the 13th Article has so many rich beliefs. I especially like the phrase, "We believe all things, we hope all things, we have endured many things, and hope to be able to endure all things".
It was a great night!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Countdown Begins...

I've decided to blog every week left while still in school. Last night marked 9 more weeks of school until I have my Masters Degree. Super exciting!!! I'm hoping that this keeps me motivated to blog and finish school out strong!
What else is new with us...the flowers in our front yard are starting to grow. You can't see the actual flower yet, but the stems are popping up everywhere...which is odd because I thought that I had dug up all the bulbs from last year. I wasn't sure if I wanted to plant them again this year...I guess that answered that. Here is a picture of how they turned out last spring. Imagine the flower without the flower and just the stem. That's what our front walkway looks like at the moment. :)
In other news ...Scott is moving back up to Phoenix. We are excited to have him coming back up again. He has already called and invited himself over for Dinner on Sunday. It's fun to have the little guy up here because he always brings a treat for dessert.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!!!

Happy New Year's Everyone!!! I can't believe that it is 2011. I don't know about you, but I am ready and excited to start a new year. This coming year is going to be great!
Yesterday, my parents came up from Tuscon and spent some time with us. We woke up yesterday and went to the Temple. It was a fun New Year's Eve activity for all of us. Later in the afternoon, we decided to drive up to Payson to see the snow. It was sooo COLD...but tons of fun. We went to Fargo Steak House, and then went to my favorite park in Payson and played in the snow. We also went to the movie True Grit in the Payson theater. Yawner of a movie, but I didn't see the original, so I had nothing really to compare it to. Then we went back to our house and celebrated the New Year with some Cheesecake from the Cheesecake Factory. Delish!
Here are some pics from yesterday!
Here are the ducks in the freezing lake. They must have been so cold!
John and I...
Mom and I...
A Snow Angel... (created by yours truly...sooo cold)
My Dad tackled my Mom to the ground...she was not
Throwing Snowballs...
Mom with our snowman...
John and I with our snowman...
My parents with our snowman...
Group shot. :)