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?