Wednesday, December 15, 2010

A few pictures to start...

This is the living room of our apartment, we never did put up the rest of the pictures before moving out. There really wasn't place on the walls to hang them up, and with both of us working, there just never was time to put them up took us 2 and 1/2 months to get the picture up of the Savior.
This is just the dining area of the house. Somehow I haven't taken pictures of the whole house yet, I thought I did...but again we've been so busy. We aren't even completely unpacked yet and we've been in for about a month. We are LOVING our house, and are so excited for Jamison's parents to come and stay the night with us on Saturday. Which reminds me, gotta get those boxes out of the guest room to fit the bed frame for the guest bed. We have a lot to do this weekend! eck!
Thanksgiving in St. George was spent at Jamison's uncle's place. I met some cousins and aunts/uncles that we didn't see at the wedding, and we had fun with the family. :) That was Thursday, the rest of the weekend was spent packing and moving from the apartment to the house ---all the big things anyway ---.
And as always, Thanksgiving can not exist without nap time! :D (This is Kent, Jamison's stepdad).
And we ended out our stay in Utah with a visit to meet Jamison's grandfather on his mom's side. And he is a crack up! He had us laughing so hard. In this picture he was putting hot sauce on his ice cream. We all didn't believe that he eats it on his ice cream, but he did it, AND ate it...and somehow seemed to enjoy it! Whatever floats the boat! :) It was a fun and exciting weekend.
Now we're all moved into the house, and we're slowly putting everything in it's place. It's so weird to actually have a place for everything, and on top of that, to be the one to decide where I want everything to's weird. But fun! And we'll hopefully have everything unpacked by the time Jamison's parents come Saturday afternoon. Crossing fingers! I'd better get off here.... wish me luck! :)

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

I'm lame

Please excuse my horrible horrible self as I have not yet posted pictures. Life has been hectic and every once in a while I get a chance to breathe. At home I'll walk at top speeds to do everything I need and as I pass the camera in it's little drawer, I think about grabbing it and taking it with me to work - where i have internet to upload and post the pictures - and then the thought is gone as my mind continues on in the necessities of the day.

The pictures WILL go up. I may just have to do it all in a picture overload post once Jamison gets out of school this week.

My apologizes.

Don't give up on me.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Sunday dinner

We had my family and my grandparents over for dinner on Sunday! I LOVED it! Jamison is a fancy schmancy type of person so we put out some of our best dinnerware (because weird enough, we have 5 dinnerware sets. One is simple, another is elegant, another is just. plain. ugly. but Jamison LOVES it. and the others are lovely as well.) And we cooked at our place and hosted a pot luck.
It was one of my favorite Sunday dinners of all time. We had great food, the best company, and finished it off with a nice game of Apples to Apples. ahhh...lovely. :)
Grandpa took pictures, I took 1. Once I can regain my sanity enough to remember the camera so I can download pictures I'll get some pics up here. Don't give up on me. I will do it soon!

~Amy :)

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

I've got that feeling...

You feel it? I LOVE this feeling. The feeling of love everywhere...the feeling that no one could make me unhappy today no matter what they tried to do. The feeling of peace, happiness, hope.

yeah....I am loving it. Off of work at 2pm today. Then it's off to pack, finish a gift for our niece, make a quick trip to Joann's for some Christmas decorations, and then it's off to St. George for a few days. Thanksgiving weekend, here. I. come. :)

Monday, November 22, 2010

New casa

We are now in our new home! We don't have everything moved from the apartment to the house yet, but we've got the essentials, so we're good for now until we find time this weekend maybe to move the couch/tv/and other big items in the kitchen.
We. Are. LOVING. the house! And we lose each other in it because it feels SO big in comparison to our apartment. At first I felt a little uneasy about the location, not knowing very much at all about the area of town, but after living there for a few days now I feel so safe it's ridiculous.
I took loads of pictures of the apartment before packing up, and of the house, but the camera is currently M.I.A. so when I find it in this move I'll post some "before and after" living quarters for Jamison and Amy Pruitt.
Funny story: Sunday we went to "our" ward for the first time, and finally when we could introduce ourselves as "The Pruitts" instead of people knowing me by my maiden name, Jamison goes ahead and says, "Well, I'm Jamison Pruitt, and this is my wife - Amy Ferne....ugh...err...Pruitt." nice jamison....nice....

We're loving it so far! Good thing too, because I was really really nervous that the transition would be a hard one for me, but we love it. It's really nice to start fresh with my hubby.

By the way - made dinner last night on our stove - i'm in Heaven. And so is Jamison because he finally gets nice warm and yummy food. Nothing better than homemade goodies.

Pictures to come shortly. As for now - I've got TONS more moving to do. Later!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The key

Today was the day to get the keys to the house, and as excited as I was, I could NOT wait until after work to get them, so on my way to work I stopped by and got the key, showed my mom around in the house briefly, and went to work with the longing to stay at the house and get things moved already.
Jamison stopped by during his lunch break, unable to get in, but also just longed to get in already....and make the house our home.
I'm just SO excited! And I can't wait to decorate the house for Christmas and the fall, and light yummy scented candles, and really make the place feel warm and cozy...which is where the fireplace will come in handy.
It's just such a cute house with a lot of charm, and we're excited to get in tonight and start this next chapter in our lives. The apartment was a much needed blessing, and served its purpose, and we're so grateful to have had it. And we're ready to move a new home and new ward/stake. Exciting!!! I promise that pictures will come up soon. Of the apartment and the house. :)

YAY! I'm a happy girl. We are SO blessed.

Thursday, November 4, 2010


SO SOOO excited about Thanksgiving this year, being our first year together/married. we will be going up to St. George Wednesday night after work and spend through Thursday night with Jamison's parents/family. And we plan to spend the rest of the weekend with my family here in Vegas.

It might sound weird but I feel like a grown up going to the "in-laws" for a family gathering. And I'm so stoked about what to bring, it's between these options:

1. homemade pumpkin roll (2 or 3)
2. 4 layer pumpkin cake
3. drinks IN a pumpkin (such a cute idea I wanna try sometime, easy and cute)
4. or just forget the pumpkin all together and just bring a couple homemade lasagnas.
5. OR homemade YUMMY sugar cookies like those from this website.

Decisions decisions. Still deciding...

Friday, October 29, 2010


Well, first of all, the whole "top ten tuesday" thing: SO out the window. I don't have anything near interesting enough to say every tuesday, and even I'm bored reading what I write. So yeah, done with that.
Jamison and I have been looking and looking into finding a house to rent or at least a better apartment space, and with much prayer and earnest seeking we've found a beautiful place that we're really excited about!

Sunday the 24th of October Jamison and I went to a fireside at the Lindell building and he found an ad on the bulletin about renting a house in the Las Vegas Stake Center area, so he called on it and got a call back immediately from the owner saying he'd be in town Monday and could show us the house. Well I had to work on Monday so Jamison went during his lunch break, and I just thought I'd leave the decision making up to him and trust his judgement, but he ended up picking me up early from work and going to take a look at the house together.
We LOVED it! I mean, all I needed to see was a stove/oven and I would be in HEAVEN, and it was really such a cute little place. . .AND it had a stove/oven! haha.
Well, we prayed about it, and thought about every little detail involving the move and if it was right for us at this time, and we made the decision by Tuesday morning and decided to go ahead and do it! So, we'll be getting the keys on the 16th of this month and will move in on the 20th.

WOW! Crazy! Seriously, a pattern I have noticed with Jamison and myself is that whenever something NEEDS to happen, everything just falls into place for us. In the period of 3 days we went from being in the Palmhurst ward, in our little apartment with no plans on moving anytime soon, to -boom- moving into a house; new ward; new neighborhood, etc. It's crazy, but we're SO excited! It feels like we're really beginning to start our new life together, in a new environment with people we don't'll be SO different, SO new for us, SO scary!

But we're ready. I'm ready. I love my ward, my family, my friends, my current neighborhood and all I grew up knowing, but it's time for us to start anew, just the two of us. And I'm finally ready for that.

So here's to a new beginning! *let's hope I make it through*

I'll post pictures of the house soon......... :)

Friday, October 22, 2010


yum! Making these for my 5 and 6 year olds. I feel just like a kid...I want one!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Mr. Sun

I know this guy, he's pretty formal and goes by Mr. Sun to most...I just call him sunny poo...cause we're that close. You know how people often tell you that's it's nice to get to know someone, but not to get to know them too well because problems in the relationship may occur???
I am witness to that statement. I know Mr. Sun too well, and I would really appreciate it if he'd dim up our relationship a bit, just until next summer of course. Don't get me wrong...I love Mr. Sunny poo....but I'm ready to become reacquainted with rain and breeze and the weather that fall and winter bring.
It can be really hard to break up a good relationship though...hmm....maybe I'll write him a letter...yeah, that'll smooth things over.

Dear Mr. Sun,
Thanks for the fun times. The bbq's. the swimming sessions and flipflop weather. the popsicles and watermelon. thanks for the good times. thanks for the laughs and family get togethers. It was fun, but now it's time to move on for a while; part ways. I hope you'll understand. I really do. Please don't take it personally, you've known for some time now that I feel this way around this time every year. And I hope to catch up with you once more next May. Until then I leave you.

......Seriously's too hot. Please get cooler soon!!! I want to be in Utah sooo bad to see the leaves changing colors. Who wants to come?!? I'll buy you some licorice. :)

Friday, October 15, 2010


My brother-in-law and his wife are currently in the hospital counting the minutes and seconds until they become parents to a precious baby girl. I have NEVER been in this boat before. Jamison has about 25 nieces and nephews, but I am the only one married so far amongst my siblings, so I have not been in these shoes, waiting anxiously to hear how Irene is doing, and how little Sally is doing. healthy? Easy delivery?
It's actually quite exciting, and I'm all giddy waiting to hear how they're doing. It makes me wonder and ponder, and plan and dream........and just, think.
Now I can't wait to go up and visit sometime soon and see our newest little niece! She will be loved. I already love her. I really do.

how fun.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


General Conference this past weekend was the first for us ever together. It was so wonderful. I know, every time I go to watch and listen to the words of our leaders that they are speaking words from the Lord, and yet every time I am left in awe that what was said was what I personally needed to hear.
I am so grateful for the internet because we don't have to wait to read the talks until the Ensign comes out, we are blessed to have them at our fingertips. I know so many in other countries wait months to be able to read or even hear the talks for the first time. I count my blessings.
What a blessed people we are.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Monday Morning Misc.

Wishing it was not Monday....really really wishing. Mondays are the days that I am Jamison-deprived from 8am to 10:30pm. My least favorite thing.
I have discovered that my absolute favorite days are now Saturday and Sunday. I know that's how it is for most people, but I really didn't have a preference...until now.
Moving on...pumpkin pie milkshakes are yum! My new project will be cake pops. That'll happen later this week I'm thinking.
I am READY for Thanksgiving. I'm ready to be with family for a whole weekend, and this year will be very different! I have spent every Thanksgiving with my family for 19 years, and now for my 20th I will spend Thanksgiving day with Jamison's parents, and then the weekend with my family (mostly because J has to work Friday so we can't stay in St. George for longer than a day.)
Craving Pride and Prejudice.
I want to go back to sleep.
....this is going to be one. long. week. ...

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Tis the Season make EVERYTHING Pumpkin!!!

Two days ago it was Pumpkin muffins which I somehow didn't get a picture of, but was way yummy. Today it will be Pumpkin Pie Milkshake. Oh holy mouth waters just looking at this picture.

Here's the recipe from Make some, you know you want to! :)


Pumpkin Pie Milkshake
Recipe by Our Best Bites

1/3 C pumpkin, canned or homemade
1/4 - 1/2 C milk
1/4 t vanilla1/2 t cinnamon
1/16 t cloves (just use a 1/8 t measure and fill it half way, or do a pinch)
1/16 t nutmeg
2 T brown sugar
2 C vanilla ice cream
1-2 graham crackers

Pop everything but graham crackers in a blender. Start with 1/4 C milk and then slowly add more if needed to make the blender process it all. I used somewhere between 1/4-1/2 C.

A note about blenders: Here's the problem with making thick, diner style milkshakes at home: A lot of times you have to add so much milk to the thing to get the blender to process that it turns into a milk-slushie instead. Or you have to blend and plunge, blend and plunge, etc. You know the drill, right? So if you have any trouble with your blender, I would recommend blending everything but the ice cream first and then mashing it into the ice cream by hand (well, with a hand. Holding a fork or spoon :) If your scooped ice cream sits out at room temp while you measure the other things and get them all ready, then by the time you mash it all together it should be a good consistency.

Sprinkle with crushed graham cracker crumbs before serving. It reminds me of DQ's Pumkin Pie Blizzard!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


Is Halloween really considered a holiday? Should it?
I personally don't like the concept of Halloween and have always seen it as a rather dark day. It has never brought me a happy feeling. Though I think the games are fun, and the decorations can be super adorable; the overall idea just doesn't fly with me.
So what will I be doing this Halloween?? I don't know, probably carving a pumpkin with my hubs, or watching a chick flick with a big bowl of homemade white chocolate popcorn (with the chocolate colored orange for the festivities) and a nice cup of hot cocoa, or maybe I'll be at the trunk-or-treat with the family handing out candy, or walking Benjamin around so he can gather his treats. I guess we'll find out.
Can't wait til Thanksgiving...and Christmas! yeah!

Top Ten Tuesday

1. Struggling to get all our thank you cards out. I want to personalize them all, and because of that it's taking a LONG time. Please bear with me, I'm getting them done, and we really are so very grateful for everyones love and kindness.
2. I'm bruised, broken, and bleeding. I've turned into a clutz since the wedding. The other day I scraped my arm with my fingernail and bled for what seemed like hours. Then yesterday I fell on a bridge and scraped up my knee with managing to bruise my arm. FUN! mmhmm..
3. Beauty and the Beast on DVD coming out today, makes for a happy Amy.
4. We finally hung up a picture and our clock. The plan is the hang up the rest of our photos once I decide where I'd like them placed. Hopefully this Saturday! The apt. is starting to feel like home.
5. More friends should start blogging. I miss so many of my HS friends who are now still on missions or off at college. Time to start those blogs!
6. Homemade hamburgers are on the menu for this week, with a side of fried potatoes and salad. Yum!
7. I'm a lotion freak.
8. I had a friend once, his name was sleep. Now he's lost and I'm desperately trying to find him. If anyone finds him please contact me immediately!
9. A lot of my friends are pregnant. It gets me thinking, I am old enough to have children. And not only am I old enough, but I am officially capable of it. I am married, sealed for eternity to my sweetheart, and at any time we can have a baby if we wanted to. Crazy. It's a little overwhelming just thinking about it. I don't feel old enough/mature enough/wise enough to have a baby. We'll see how times change and my attitude changes once I actually AM pregnant.
10. Is it 6pm yet? Or better yet: is it Friday yet?

Monday, September 27, 2010


This weekend was lovely!

With Jamison in school we oftentimes go our separate ways in the morning to work, and then after he goes to school, and we don't see each other until 10:30ish at night. By that time we are both soooo done that we get home and go straight to sleep.

Well, Friday I had decided that it was time to take a "time for us" date. So, after we both got off of work and he got some studying done (aka: nap) we went out to the Suncoast Buffet...yum! It was so stinking good. And we were both super hungry, so it was so wonderful.

After we took a skip and a hop on over to buy tickets to watch the {Legend of the Guardians} in 3D(as it was opening night) and we had found out that we were the very first to buy the tickets for the movie-which we found to be SO weird, but hey! A whole movie theater to ourselves...I wasn't going to complain! It has happened once before when we saw "How to Train Your Dragon".

I really didn't like a lot of the messages in the movie, but the scenery was beautiful and captivating. Not really one that I would be super anxious to see again though. While we were waiting for the time to get closer Jamison said, "I want to show you something!" So he led me over to the escalators and we then boarded the elevator, and made our way to the rooftop. We then spent a few precious moments looking out over Las Vegas at the shimmering lights. It was breathtaking.

We spent a moment there just collecting our thoughts and being at peace, and then made our way back down to watch the movie that Jamison had been waiting anxiously for for a while.

We made our way home after-what we felt was-a much needed break from work/school/and everyday worries. What a wonderful day!


We had made plans to go to the temple, set up our tv, set up the vacuum we recently purchased, and hang up all our pictures that are STILL leaning up against the wall waiting to be hung. That would be a long day in itself, and to top it off Jamison had plans to study long and hard for an exam on Tuesday. FUN!

Well......instead!!!!!!!!! We woke up to a phone call from Jamison's mom asking us to meet her and Kent-her husband-at Hallie's soccer game (Hallie is Jamison's niece). Of course we were excited to go! But I couldn't help but think: "Well, maybe next week we'll get the pictures hung!" haha. No chance of that now. So we went and had a great time with his parents, and brother Ben and his family. We spent quite a number of hours with them touring their new home, and having fun. Then before parting ways, we had lunch with Jamison's mom and Kent at Capriotti's. That was fun too...I miss not seeing them all the time! So it was nice to catch up for a few hours. We spent a lot longer than we should have, so we went straight home and Jamison studied for hours! Nothing else was done-too bad-we were really looking forward to our Saturday temple attendance. Hopefully sometime this week we'll make it, or Saturday sometime around General Conference. *Crossing fingers!*

And yesterday was such a wonderful Sunday, as are all Sundays when Primary kids are involved! It can be very tiring, and very stressful...but that's where I LOVE to be. And I'm so grateful for the calling. :) Our goal for the day was to really focus and keep the sabbath holy, so we watched church videos when coming home, etc. Throughout every day I've got some weird song stuck in my head...and Sunday was NO different...all day I sang (with Jamison's help of course) , "I've got a lovely bunch of coconuts...." Sounds weird and lame, but it's actually quite fun and amusing to try your hardest to sing poorly, and find that you really didn't need to try that hard at all!

FUN FUN weekend! I can't wait til General Conference this weekend! YAY! :)

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


Well I've already ruined Top Ten Tuesdays...great! It's Wednesday again..hmm, hopefully I'll get the hang of this.

1. Life is good, life is great, life is wonderful!!
2. I LOVE planners. One of the best things invented.
3. We are currently house hunting. We are in our apt. until wecan find a home (thanks to my dad for helping us out in it him). It might sound weird, but what I really want to do is park a tent in my family's backyard and call it home. I JUST might do that!
4. I'm dying to hang our pictures on the wall. Somehow we find time to do so much, but there never seems to be time left over to do it. My goal is to have them all up by next week...but as that was my goal 2 weeks ago, well, let's just say I don't have high hopes.
5. Had an Elder's Quorum bbq last Saturday for families. It was fun. Good food. Fun company. Cute kids. Overall loads of fun.
6. I LOVE Saturdays. That's the one day in every week that I get to see my boy ALL day because there's no school/no work. AND to top that off, Saturdays have become (since the very week we were married) our Temple day. I hate NOT being able to go. I missed last week with other things going on, so needless to say, I'm VERY excited about this Saturday.

7. Found a new cute recipe to making slime and cool silly putty here...and want to try it for my primary kids. Now, how to incorporate it into a lesson???
8. I. LOVE. FALL. I can't wait to go home and make pumpkin muffins!!!
9. Grandpa's Birthday today! LOVE you Grandpa! Happy Birthday!
10. I crave Cafe Rio every day it seems. Today just happens to be a day that I am NOT. It feels weird. HOWEVER, instead I am craving Baja Fresh. Do the cravings never end? I am so not excited to see how bad I am when pregnant with a precious little one. Oh well, I'll cross that bridge when I get to it.


Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Crockpot Lasagna

If any of you know me..and I mean REALLY know me, then you know that Lasagna is my best friend...shh...don't tell Jamison! I LOVE Lasagna. Well, seeing as we have no stove for a while, we've had to get creative with the crockpot. So we got a recipe from a friend...tweaked it to meet our liking, and voila!

Yesterday we had crockpot lasagna for dinner (We used different noodles so it doesn't LOOK like lasagna, but it most certainly has that beautiful lasagna taste!) and it was GoOoOoOoOod!!! mmm...Seriously it might not look good on the plate because I'm bad at my presentation skills (sue me!), but it was SO delicious. Thanks to Amber for the recipe. It has officially been added to one of our family Favorites! Want the recipe? Shoot me a request and I'll get it to you! It's one of those recipes that are good for quick fixes...when you have little to no time to cook and prepare meals for your loved ones. Takes 15 minutes prep time, and 30min-1hour in the crockpot. It really is a great recipe and easily feeds a family of 3 or 4. LOVED it!!!

....stay tuned for Pumpkin muffins.
.......................................................Seriously it's a 3 ingredient recipe. YAY!

Friday, September 17, 2010


Benjamin is my buddy.

When he was about 2 years old he moved out of my parents bedroom, and came to be my sleeping buddy. Around that age, he was a late-nighter...he LOVED to stay up after everyone was asleep and watch Disney movies. But he was scared to be up all by himself--he usually stayed up til about 2 in the morning--so I'd leave my door open in case he got nervous, or wanted to crawl into bed with relative ease. One night, I was asleep in my bed and I had that feeling that someone was watching me, so I opened my eyes, and there was that little 2 year old buddy of mine sitting quietly on the head of my pillow, just above me, and he was just watching me as he had his legs criss-crossed and smiled ever so sweetly. It was one of those moments that you NEVER forget. He could've done anything at that point, made a mess in the living room, peed his pants, ANYTHING and I would've been soo happy helping him clean it up...just because of the way I awoke to him sitting there. Obviously at 2, little ones are still learning to talk, so I asked him what was wrong, and he said in his little voice that the movie had ended. I checked the clock- about 1:30am - and then asked him if he was done or if he wanted to watch another movie. "Another movie" was his answer, so I got up and helped put another on, and within minutes he was fast asleep, and as I carried him to our little room I couldn't help but think, "PLEASE let him stay this way forever."
Things never stay the same, we always change, and we keep moving forward. But one thing that DID stay the same is his sweet and loving personality. I wouldn't be the least surprised if one morning I woke up to him sitting there again at the head of my pillow, gently and patiently waiting for me to wake. I asked that he stay that way forever, not being specific. He grew in years, and is now 11 years old...but his heart remains the same. He is the most beautiful boy I've ever known, and ANYONE that knows Benjamin---REALLY knows him---would say the same. He has such a tender heart, and is loving and fair with everyone. He is our Angel.
Benjamin remained my sleeping buddy throughout the years, up until the very end, up until a couple of days before my wedding. Because we have been so close through the years, I will always have an extra special place in my heart for that little one. And I will always remember that day, oh so many years ago...when I awoke from a deep sleep, and saw... an Angel.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Autumn is for walking

Who wouldn't want to go for a walk in a place like this?!?

Jamison and I are going for a walk today after work. Not any place special. This time of year just makes me want to walk everywhere and all the time! Yay for fall!!!

Top Ten Tuesday...well err...Wednesday!

Before starting off with my list of top tens for today...which I will try and keep up on every week...but usually on Tuesdays (bad start, I know)...I want to point out in my defense of not having many pictures on here I usually only find time to update the blog when I'm at work. Because of this I never have my pictures, since they're on the computer at
home. :( But I'm trying to be better and remember to add them onto a disc, or do my blogging later on in the day. With so much going on right now, it gets complicated but I will try a little harder.
Now.......onto the top ten:

1. We are SLOWLY organizing our apartment, and getting things in place. The apt. is a very small, one bedroom space, but right now seeing as we are both at work everyday and he has school, (we are only really there to sleep at night and then get up the next morning and get going) the space is just fine. Because it's a rather small space, there is not a place for everything [which drives me CrAzY! but I won't get into that]. With no oven/stove and little wiggle room, we are currently mostly "living" at my parents house....which I'm grateful for. I'm hoping that we can find a nice house soon, especially when right now is a good time to buy, and for once in my life have a place for everything and everything in it's place. That will be nice!
Organization...a beautiful thing!

2. Starting today I will be using a planner. I hated planners in high school, even if I wasn't using it for "school" simply because it made me feel like my life was on a schedule - and I didn't like the thought of that at all! I wanted to run my life the way I wanted to and have fun and adventures along the way. Now a days, I find myself righting my to-do lists on scrappieces of paper and then losing them everywhere, which leads me to making MORE notes on paper, and it's just getting out of hand. I am giving in - I NEED a planner to schedule out my life. And I'm totally okay with that.

3. Because Jamison and I have no stove/oven in our cozy and snug apartment...we have been challenged to come up with creative dishes. Yeah. Mmmhmm...cause I can come up with that type of thing. I'm struggling to say the least, and we often dine at my parents. Sad I know...but my new goal is to seek and FIND great and easy crockpot recipes. We have a wok, griddle, skillet, and crockpot. Any and all recipe/ideas are MORE than welcome!! I'm going to start making a schedule each week of the meals we will have the following week and go grocery shopping each Saturday for the ingredients necessary. But step one is obviously...find quick, easy, and yummy recipes! HELP!

4. I have made a resolution to USE my curling iron. I have NEVER in my life curled my hair, and am quite scared to do so, but there's something in the air today that's putting a drive in me to try new things, and experience the unknown (I know...I'm a bit of a dramatic). Tomorrow shall be the first attempt, seeing as it's my day off, so if it turns out a horrible wreck I won't have to go and see anyone with my hair messed up! And I can take my time, without my wonderful husband laughing, teasing, or even cheering me on. Yikes! I'm a little nervous. Wish me luck!

5. Got a new phone. Mine was tattered, seriously. But it was my fault, I dropped that thing like you wouldn't believe. It had a mind of its own, and when it wanted to vibrate, it did a different dance each time so I couldn't ever keep a good grip on it to save it from falling. It was a MESS. So, last week I went in with my dad and got a new slide phone type deal with a keyboard and all, and it is WEIRD! I really don't like change, and this is one I really need to get used to. I honestly could not ever have a touch screen phone, everything is too high tech for me and I really would rather stay with something simple that works. I like the phone so far, and hopefully I can learn all the little tricks to this one soon...crossing fingers!

6. I really need to catch up on my journaling...every time I sit down to do it, something takes precedence and I find myself putting it off. Good thing I have the blog to help out in that way. I seriously am SO good at keeping papers, handouts, flyers, etc. and then want to journalize them. My journal looks a lot like this right now:

7. What number am I on??? Oh yeah! --okay seriously! My mind has been ALL over the place with SO much to do. I still haven't even started changing my name yet, nor have I even mailed in the forms for our official marriage license yet. Yeah, I've gotta get on that. We've got pictures to hang on our walls, things to unpack, Primary to teach, work to go to, and lives to live. It gets complicated, and with SO much to do..............I can't help feeling like my brain has wandered. I don't blame it. But really, just in case it's reading this:
"Dear Brain, I need you...please come back! Thanks!"

8. I love my job! I couldn't have asked for a better one at this point in my life, with the exception of one in the field I'm going into. I currently work at Kayenta Therapy Center. We have two buildings just up the sidewalk from each other. I work with a great deal of my relatives...Roberta Vande Voort, and Cherrie Fernelius. Tiffany also fills in on occasion when we need her. It's really the best. I do reception work, and when all the work is done I am free to do homework, catch up on the blog, and do "my" thing and STILL get paid for it! It's such a blessing and I will always be grateful for it.

9. I L.O.V.E. Family dinners. More than ever now that we're all off doing our own thing. Can't wait til Sundays come around, even moreso when we have dinner with Grandpa and Cherrie. I can't get enough of it! Can't wait until Thanksgiving either!!! Yummmm.

10. And the final thought for the day: LOVE him....and fall more and more in love with him every day. I'm so blessed!


Monday, September 13, 2010

A Stolen Moment

In March of this year I took place in the bridal party of one of my closest friend's wedding. We had SO much fun, and gained some new friends. One of which was the wedding photographer, Donalee Walker. We grew to be friends over facebook and have kept in touch within the past 6 months.
Well....a couple of Saturdays ago, on the 4th of this month I ran into her at another friend's wedding. While there, she snapped up TONS of pictures. She is really a wonderful photographer! One picture that she took was of Jamison and myself while we were dancing. Here's what she had to say about it.

"A Stolen Moment
Here I am in the process of editing thousands of images from a wedding and the one I fall so instantly in love with and just HAVE to post isn't even of the newly wed couple... haha They ARE, however, {"A" newly wed couple.} ;) This shot reminded me so much of the WWII portrait of the sailor kissing the nurse in Times Square. Look at how he's grabbing her. I love it!"

LOVE IT! I'm so glad she captured this! I will always treasure it.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


Mr. and Mrs. Jamison Pruitt
Okay, So here are all the happinesses that I am going to post about in the near future:
1. The Reception!!!!!!
2. The Wedding.... :D
3. Honeymoon
4. Apartment
5. a Bucketload of pictures...really, be prepared...
6. And all in between.

I'm still waiting on pictures from the reception/wedding itself, which is why I'm holding off on posting until then. I also haven't uploaded the pictures from the honeymoon, so once that's all done we'll getcha updated! Love to all.

Friday, August 20, 2010


...yes we happens. ;)
My CrAzY boys...minus daddy.
There's my daddy! Best daddy in the world.


Wow...I thought the day would NEVER come when I would finally be with my eternal sweetheart. But about 5 years ago I met him, and two weeks ago...August 7th, we were sealed together. I am so very very blessed, and I know with all my heart that I've found the perfect man for me.

An imagineer wrote:
"The magic is as wide as a smile and as narrow as a wink, loud as laughter and quiet as a tear, tall as a tale and deep as emotion. So strong, it can lift the spirit. So gentle, it can touch the heart. It is the magic that begins the happily ever after."

I am so very excited about what's ahead for Jamison and me in days, weeks, and years to come. Not being able to ever imagine being married and finally feeling {complete} I am learning every day what comes next in life. What happens after the "i do's"...and I've been having a blast finding out.

"Life is too short and too hard to not feel safe with the one you love" -Charly
SO true. And I'm very blessed to have found that someone that I love and who loves me back. A while back, actually it was about this time last year, I was writing back and forth with a good friend of mine. One day she asked me what my definition of love was...only being able to relate "love" to Jamison, even THAT long ago...this is what I wrote:
"anytime I saw him I felt a warmth all over. It wasn't a feeling of passion, or physical desires, but rather a feeling of comfort, safety, guidance, I think that people all have different feelings that they get that define love for them, but ultimately for me I have noticed that love isn't the frufru and physical attributes of a person, nor the abilty to flirt, nor money, nor worldly me love is being with someone that makes you want to be better. Someone that can make even the worst of times beautiful."

Even now, this is how I define love...and it is how I feel when I think about Jamison, when I hear his voice, when I see his face, whenever. He is my [dream] come true and I'm SOOOOO happy.

Monday, July 26, 2010

NEXT Saturday!!!

Am I weird???

(On second thought, Don't answer that...)

At church, at home, and amongst friends conversations are going like so:

them: "Wow, 2 weeks until you are married!"
me: "'s NEXT Saturday!"
them: "um...that's the same thing."
me: "Nope, completely different. 2 weeks is like 2 Saturday is like 'Wow, right around the corner' type deal."'s been 4 months...please just humor me and say, "WOW, it's next week!!" thanks! :)

In all seriousness though: I am very happy to be marrying my sweetheart next {week}. I can't believe that the time has come so quickly! I have no idea where this summer has gone. Matthew's been home for 3 months already, Jamison for 5. It still seems as though they both just returned, yet it also feels as though they've never been gone. Kind of a weird feeling, but it feels wonderful to have everything working out like it is.
It will be wonderful to have all of our loved ones from near and far gathered together for the first time in years.
It almost feels unreal for this to be really happening to me. But, I'm sure many people feel this way when they're preparing to marry. You wait your whole life to be with your other half, and then when it's happening, it feels like you're dreaming a dream you don't ever want to wake from. This is MY dream come true.

We received all our pictures back from the shoots we took in Utah (photos will come soon...probably after the wedding since we've been BUSY these few weeks prior to the big day.) But be looking forward to those...I REALLY like a lot of them and think that the photographer did a good job capturing our personalities (especially Jamison's) see what I mean later. :)

For now, we're working on the last minute details: uploading pictures, hemming dresses, preparing the apartment, etc. This is such fun for me! Some of the best days of my life!!! Bring on the wedding!!! :) :) :)

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Missing him...

[These days have been a little hard on me.]

Jamison's been working 2 jobs that have taken up the grand majority of his time and energy. Therefore, I hardly ever see him...and when I do, he's absolutely exhausted.

Today, for instance...he worked from 8am to 12am (as in midnight) and then came over for a quick bite...and ate half asleep. Then left to sleep, just to wake up early the next morning and start anew.

It brings me much gratitude to see how hard he works...all for our little family that will very soon be united. How do you show someone, who does so much for you...who loves you with everything he do you show him how much you care? And how grateful you are?

I've been working as well at Kayenta Therapy Center as a receptionist, and truly enjoy being there. The BIG plus is that the days are flexible. If I need a day off at the last minute, I can usually take it off. Also, during school time, I am able to do homework and my studies during down time, whereas at previous jobs I've held that was not even an option. So it's a big blessing to have the job that I do, and to be able to work with such friendly and wonderful people...particularly Grandpa and Cherrie!!! Such a fun job! :)

In general, though life gets packed with things to do, and you find that there never seems time to get it all done..........Jamison and I are grateful for our jobs, and for the time we get to spend together. :)

Monday, July 19, 2010

Random Question:

How in the WORLD do I fix the playlist so it's not so big at the bottom??? Anybody know? Otherwise I'm just going to get rid of it.
Thanks bunches!!!


I LOVE this {boy}!
What would I do without my ANGEL?
Why hello everyone! Welcome to the newly made blog that will accompany us as we start our life together. My old blog-though not well known...and for good reason (I NEVER wrote on there because I was not all that interesting enough: not that I am now...but this will keep all my college pals caught up!)- will be leaving us and be kept for journalistic purposes.
Here is a list of To-Do's for the blog world once we've found time to do so:
1. The Proposal story (which is also our first date...yeah I'll explain later!)
2. Being prep
3. Engagement pictures in LV, St. George, and Salt Lake City
4. Meeting Pruitt/Hoskins Family!
5. Finding living quarters
6. BRIDAL shower!?!
...and SO much more!
I will try my very best to keep ya'll up to date on the going-ons in the Fernelius/Pruitt lives!
Welcome to our blog...enjoy! :)