Sunday, December 21, 2008

Happy One Year Anniversary!!

Happy Anniversary Scott...I know that you will enjoy the pictures leading up to this big day (and since I know that you are going to read this, you better comment and say something really cool!).
Our wedding day in the Bountiful Temple...most amazing sealing. The sealer told us very touching things and the spirit was so strong. I was a cry baby...

My Grandpa Benson's funeral. You had totally taken me by surprise on our "jog" and pretended to have a sore knee, so we turned back. As we were getting close to my apartment, you were pretty much bent over in "pain" until you were kneeling on the ground. That is when you popped the question. You asked me to marry you and instead of an engagement ring (you wanted to pick it out together) you gave me an awesome friendship ring that you had kept from one of our dates at the Nickelcade (blah...we will never go to that place again). That weekend we drove up to Idaho to say goodbye to my grandpa. We had not told very many people yet, but decided that we needed to tell my grandpa about our exciting news. That was the last time that I spoke to my grandpa while he was coherent. His eyes had filled up with tears (along with yours and my grandmas) and they both said how proud of us they were and welcomed you into our family! My grandpa passed away the next night. And even though he could not perform our sealing like I had dreamt of for so many years, the few moments that we shared with him was a tender mercy for me.

Halloween. I convinced you to be my football star 80's boyfriend for Halloween. We ended up not even doing anything that night...but we still had fun.

I thought that you looked so dang cute in your wet suit. What was awesome about this that your wet suit was on backwards. Of course we were running late this morning and you had to rush to get to the starting line! Im glad that you didn't drown in the swim...I was worried for you since we only swam twice during training!

Joe and Lisa's cabin. Thanks Lisa for inviting us! We had a lot of fun shooting bow and arrows (I was awesome), riding the 4 wheeler, relaxing, playing games, etc

Going to Benicia for the first time. You were so excited showing me around. This was the weekend where I started to think that this was headed towards marriage. One of my favorite pictures (Sacramento), mainly because when we got ready that morning, we both put on our checkered shorts and you "freaked out" because we were twinners. We had so much fun that day going to Old Town Sacramento, walkin around downtown, then the drive home. After taking the counsel of your much older and wiser brother Greg to talk about our relationship, I finally brought it up. I asked you if you thought of me as your girlfriend (I cheesy) and you said yes. I felt so happy and a school girl.

Scott, I hope that you enjoyed our little stroll down memory lane. I am excited for our future and thank Heavenly Father everyday for you! Happy Anniversary, I love you!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Yes It Is True

Many of you have not heard about my latest adventure (that is what I am calling it anyway). I have become a Mary Kay consultant. Don't worry, Scott and I are not hurting for money or anything. After talking to my now director about it (I was at a free luncheon for Mary Kay), I thought that I would really enjoy doing it. So far, it has been good! I have a website and a blog and would love anyone who is interested to check it out (or just do it anyway because you love me). I think what excites me the most is the challenge of it all. I have never done anything like this before and I am sure many of you are thinking, "What in the world?" BUT, I am excited about the opportunities. SO, what I would love everyone to do, is check out my new blog: (please be patient, there is still some work to do) and website: and let me know your thoughts and I would love to hear any marketing ideas that any of you have.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Thanksgiving and More

Thanksgiving Turkey Trot! What better way to start off Thanksgiving then with a 10K run...My friend Tiffany Feger and I decided it was a good idea to pre-burn our calories before the big feast! When the gun went off, we didn't! We were at the very back of the pack and had to work our way up. They had live bands on the side of the road, even a Maryachi Band, I ran over to them and took a picture...with Tiffany's camera.

All of the Turkey trotters on the go!

It's never a wrong time to stop and take a picture (although, I believe I was still somewhat running at this time).

We invited our married friends, Bobbi and Kera Nichols over for the big feast. They brought the turkey, mashed potatoes and stuffing. We provided the rolls (homemade) pies (homemade) and corn (which for some reason, no one really touched).

Me and Kera ready to dig into my rolls...even though they were nothin what my mom and sister make, they were still sub-par. After we stuffed our faces, we played some card games and ate some pie. Fun times with the Nichols.
I went to Chicago for 7 days for work. We had a tradeshow there that I coordinated and since it was my first one, and sometimes people make mistakes on their first tradeshows...there were a few unhappy people when my boss and I arrived in the windy city. Three other co-workers (my bosses brother, his wife, and another guy) went early on Thanksgiving Day to set things up and I never realized that the exhibit center was closing early that day. SO to make a VERY long story short...not only did the miss their Thanksgiving dinner, and the only restaurant open in all of the city (or that they could find) was a Greek restaurant that sold stale Gyros, a lot of time and money was waisted going up one day early. There were other so called "dillemas" that happend that I will not bore you with the details. But after being reprimanded by a not so nice Chinese woman (my bosses brother's wife) more than once and even being brought to tears, I decided that Chicago was still pretty cool (and FREEZING).
At this restaurant, I ordered pork flank not knowing that it was going to be so massive. I did a pretty good job cleaning it up, but soon into it, had other forks picking at it. I dont like the crunchy party of the meat (tendons) but my bosses do so they had at it....joyfully!
Here is the carcass...literally, there was nothing left to eat off of that thing. Kinda grossed me out just a touch. OK..Im not gonna lie. I pretended to be REALLY full so I wouldn't have to eat the "crunchy" non-meat parts.

I swear, all I did in Chicago was eat! Once we finished setting up for the show, I didn't want to wait around for everyone, so I ordered in...and it was lovely! I ate my pizza...on my bed mind you, and loved every minute of it...Until

I finished 1/2 of it and realized I felt sick and bloated!

On our way to China town to eat some good eats! We did it limo style...

Xing is the one in the middle...I don't think she was very fond of me by the end of the trip...Oh well!
We need to do something about those white legs!!

ALL of this food is RAW. There was chicken, TOFU (don't like it), calamari, tripe (stomach...which I tried and DID NOT like), oysters (blah), shrimp, and some other stuff. Anyway, the server brings out this pot , sticks it on a little burner, and boils some hot, spicy broth on one side and chicken broth on the other. You throw all the food in (not all at once, just what you want) and cook it in the boiling water. It was quite the experience. I enjoyed myself!

You have to fish your food out with a little scooper thing.

This is my eating area. It was pretty messy.

This is about all of Chicago I got to really see...this was taken from inside. I would have LOVED to go explore, but by the time the show was over each day my feet would be KILLING me and all I wanted was food and rest.

Me, at our booth. Basically, since I don't know much about all of the prodcut (extremely technical), my job was to get people to our booth, then I would pass them onto the bosses. Fun times! I actually had a pretty good time!

The Saturday after I got back, we had some friends over for dinner and Yhatzee. There little girl, Naomi, liked using Scott as a back rest. I just thought that this was a really cute picture!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Everybody is Different

Since Friday night I have had a fever off and on, chills, aches and pains, etc. Basically, pretty miserable. Growing up, when I was sick or anything, I got a lot of love from my mom, she would make me soup, let me stay home from school, check on me regularly. In fact, one time, when I was little, I was home for a few days with the flu or something and when I was all better and able to go back to school, I started crying and told my mom that I was going to miss her so much, and she let me stay home one more day! Yeah, I pretty much worked it! Totally different being an adult and married. Scott told me that in his family, you suck it up when you are sick and still go to school...I got to thinking over the weekend while I was living on the couch, feeling awful, "Am I weak sauce?" "If Scott felt the same way, he would probably still go and study, and just get over it." So, those were my thoughts. Now, I know that guys and girls get treated differently and neither way is right or wrong. I just found myself falling back into the, "Im helpless," mode, "please pay attention to me." I know, pretty pathetic, huh? It's not like Scott could take away the fever, or aches. Plus he had a massive paper due today, which kept him pretty much glued to the computer and up until 2AM this morning. He told me that when he was in 4th or 7th grade, he wasnt feeling well and his mom said that he could stay home from school. By 10:00AM, he was feeling just fine. He even said at one point that he smiled, thinking, "This is awesome." Vivian, I don't know if you knew about that one. :) I have so many friends/family members that just buck it up when they get sick, but for some reason, when I get sick, I just want to chill and not do anything. Ha...Scott said it was also a mindset...maybe it is? I was trying to figure out if I could think my way out of the fever. You always hear of people doing things like that. Basically I am rambling now. Maybe I was babied too much (love you mom..) or maybe I just do not have a high threshold for pain and discomfort?? Who knows...I am, however, feeling much better. My eyeballs don't feel like they are going to pop out of my head anymore!

Monday, November 10, 2008

More on the Vandalism

Here is a little more about the vandalism that happened at my parents building.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Weekend Getaway

Things have been getting pretty busy for Scott and since we are not going to be with each other on our one year anniversary, I decided that it was necessary to go on a mini-getaway. So, with some birthday money (thanks parents) and the freest (sp?) weekend we would have before finals, we headed an hour and a half south of us to Venice Florida. Now, the funny thing is, is I pricelined our hotel and found a pretty good deal. However, our main goal was to spend our day at Siesta Keys beech, which was 20 minutes North of Venice. To save money, we could have gotten up early on Saturday morning, spent the whole day at the keys, then left by 8 and be home by 9:15. I decided, though, that staying in a hotel would be much more fun!

This is Turtle Beach. I really don't have a clue why it is called Turtle Beach....we didn't see any Turtles.

Since we both are so used to getting up fairly early (and we both crashed pretty early Friday night), we were pretty much wide awake by 7. We ate our left over pizza and headed out toward Siesta Keys. Since it was still so early...and even a tiny bit cool, we decided that we didn't want to hit the beaches quite yet. We wanted to try something new. So...for $4o, we rented a two person kayak and had an awesome time on the lake/river/don't really know what to call it. Oh yeah...I think it was called Manatee Bay. I really wanted to see Manatee, but we didn't. Instead, we saw Mullet Fish (the launch themselves out of the's pretty funny!) and DOLPHINS! I have video footage with Dolphins...more to come.

Supposedly, this is Stephen King's house. We weren't overly excited about it.

Scott was a little scared to get out of the Kayak. He was VERY careful when moving around. In fact, he told me to be careful on more than one occassion when I got a little too excited!! :) Love you Scott.

Scott left his sunglasses at home so we had to get him a new pair. He looked pretty sweet with the new ones.

Since Kayaking was SUPER impulsive, all we had on our three hour excursion was water. And anyone who knows us Foley's, know that when we get hungry...we get HUNGRY! We were starving on the way back to the shore. It's funny how as soon as you are hungry, you automatically shut down, stop enjoying what you are doing, and can only focus on one thing...FOOD! We found a really good little restaurant in Siesta Keys and after we stuffed our faces...hit the beach. For the first two hours we pretty much just soaked up the sun. Scott fell asleep and I people watched and listened to the mother and daughter behind me talking about the daughters unborn child. Why is people watching/listening so dang interesting? Once Scott woke up, we started having some fun with the AMAZING sand (it is said that Siesta Keys is voted to have some of the best sand in the world). Do you like his CLAW foot? Yup....I did it!

This was our sand man...not too cool.
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Ok, just a warning about these two videos...when I get excited, sometimes I start saying stuff that is somewhat annoying and maybe even on the verge of obnoxious. SO...if you don't want to listen to that, just turn the sound down. Let me give a little preface with the videos. We found a little cove of trees that we thought would be fun to Kayak through. It opened up into a very secluded area, but, there was a guy there in his kayak taking pictures of birds and we felt like we were bothering him, so we headed back. It was quite tricky! The other video demonstrates how excited I get when dolphins are near by. The first one we saw was coming at us at full speed and it freaked the C--P out of me. We found a few more and started following them. I think the dolphins realized they were being followed and started playing games with us.

We had a great weekend. If you made it to the end of my long post...congrats! Thanks Scott for playing along with me and allowing the child in me to explode! :)