Sunday, December 14, 2008


1.Wrapping paper or gift bags? Wrapping paper, I love all the different cute styles.
2. Real tree or Artificial? Artificial, and I hate it! Its such a stupid tree.
3. When do you put up the tree? This year I put it up the day before Thanksgiving.
4. When do you take the tree down? I like to keep it up as long as I can, maybe after new years.
5. Do you like eggnog? Ugh, no!
6. Favorite gift received as a child? My Laser leveler (Ha Ha Ha Ha, Its a family joke)
7. Hardest person to buy for? My parents
8. Easiest person to buy for? My sister
9. Do you have a nativity scene? Yes, my mom lent me one and I love it!
10. Mail or email Christmas cards? Mail
11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? Can't think of one.
12. Favorite Christmas Movie? That's hard....Home Alone, The Grinch, Elf, The Holiday, Its A Wonderful Life, The Santa Clause. I love them all!!
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? Well....I still haven't started and Christmas is in like 10 days!!! I better get started!
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? I don't think so
15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Anything my mom makes for our Christmas day feast!
16. Lights on the tree? Yes of course! I love colored lights the best but I have white lights on both our trees this year.
17. Favorite Christmas song? Frank Sinatra, Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire.
18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? Stay home
19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer's? Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen, Rudolf
20. Angel on the tree top or a star? Neither, on one tree I have all snowflakes, so there is a snowflake on top and the other there isn't anything at the top.
21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? On Christmas eve we open our secret Santa and our present from Marge (weird family story) which is usually pajamas. We open everything else on Christmas.
22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? The snow. Its pretty to look at and I love having it on Christmas day but I despise driving in it.
23. Favorite ornament theme or color? I love the traditional red and green. My favorite ornaments are the ones my mom collected for me since I was about 5 or 6 and she gave them all to me when I got married.
24. Favorite food for Christmas dinner? My moms party potatoes and my dad's toffee candy.
25. What do you want for Christmas this year? Mostly just new clothes, I always love new clothes!

I Tag: Sam, Emma and Jocelyn!!

Monday, December 8, 2008

ItS ThE MoSt WoNdErFuL TiMe Of ThE yEaR!

I put up Christmas decorations the day before Thanksgiving. I love having Holiday decorations all over the house. Its so festive! My mom is so great at decorating and she gave me some awesome ideas to turn our house into Holiday central. Thanks mom!! Here are a few pictures....


Sunday, November 23, 2008

Me, Myself and I....

I am: a wife, daughter, sister and aunt.
I think: I should clean my house.
I know: that I have the greatest family.
I want: to be on the beach.
I have: the cuttest dog ever!
I dislike: berries
I miss: being little and not having to worry about anything!
I fear: spiders!
I feel: hungry....I'm always hungry!
I hear: Jadi watching tv
I smell: my pine tree scented candle
I crave: mashed potatoes and gravy
I usually: never eat breakfast
I cry: when I'm worried or frustrated
I search: for Jadi's keys, wallet, clothes, etc. He never remembers where things are.
I wonder: where we will be living this summer?!
I regret: decisions I've made
I wish: I was a millionarie
I love: my husband, family and friends
I care: about my family and friends.
I always: write in my journal
I worry: about whats happening in the world
I am not: late...ever.
I remember: when I first met Jadi...classic story
I believe: in the gospel.
I sing: in the car.
I argue: as little as I can, its such a waist.
I write: in my journal.
I win: never!
I lose: alot!
I can usually be found: at my house
I need: to go shopping really bad!
I forget: sometimes how much I love to read.
I am happy: when im with my family and friends

Saturday, November 22, 2008


I am so excited for the game today. BYU is gonna win!!!!!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Happy Birthday to ME!!

Even though I am devestated to be turning 24, ughh!!! I still love my birthday! Jadi and I woke up at 7:00 and he was so excited to give me my presents so I opened those and this afternon we are off to the BYU game, Yahoo!! And dinner tonight at Tucanos, favorite! I just hate getting older, oh well!!

Friday, October 24, 2008

#4 Tag

I was tagged to post my 4th picture in my 4th album on my computer, so here it is....

This picture was taken 3 1/2 years ago, we were in Hawaii with my family. Little did I know Jadi would propose to me the next day!!!

I tag: Anyone who wants to do it!!

Monday, October 20, 2008

3 Whole Years!!!

So I'm a few days late in posting but October 15 was our 3 year Anniversary!! I can't believe 3 years have gone by! Its been fun, hard at times, crazy and exciting!! I can't wait for more!!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Our First Tree!!

Last week we planted our first trees in our yard. My parents were so thoughtful and bought us some great trees. We had so much fun planting them! Every time we do something like that our cute house feels more and more like home and we love it! Just because living in this house is still pretty new to us. Even though we bought it last November we have only lived in it for 6 months!! (Because we are gone all summer.) So here are some pictures of the great event!!

Monday, August 25, 2008

I'm FINALLY updating my blog!!!!

Well I have alot to catch up on.....
So the summer in Georgia ended really good. Jadi's office did great! The last 2 weeks of the summer they went to Texas to sell and I stayed in Georgia for a week by myself and my dad and sister came out to Georgia to drive me back home. After Jadi was finished in Texas he went to Missouri for the extended season.
The day after I got home I started a new job. I am working with the Special Needs students at Orem Jr. High. I love it so much!! The teacher I worked with at Riverton High school started teaching at Orem this year and asked me if I wanted to come work with her again and I was so happy to accept the job! So I have been really busy the last month getting my house back together and working everyday. But its so great to be home!! Jadi came back after a week in Missouri and stayed in Utah for another week and while he was home my parents bought us some trees for our yard and so we planted our first trees at our house, it was so fun!! But now he's in Colorado working. Busy, busy, busy are the three words to describe him! But he'll be home for good and be working in Utah the end of this month and I can't wait!!!
Also on August 25th I became an aunt!! Jadi's brother Marcel and his wife Kristina had the sweetest baby boy, Cohen Marcel Leao! He is so amazing and I love being an Aunt!
I have a billion pictures to post and it drives me nuts that my blog isn't updated all the time so I am going to be keeping up from now about whats going on in our lives!!!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008


Today is Jadi's 25th Birthday! He can finally rent a car, Yay!! I feel bad that he has to be working, sweating and knocking doors all day long on his birthday, but we still had some birthday fun! He opened presents this morning and when he gets home tonight we'll and dinner and cake!
Jadi is such a wonderful person, friend and husband, I couldn't ask for better. He works so hard so that I can be taken care of and we can be happy and I love him so much. HAPPY 25th BIRTHDAY!!!!

Friday, July 25, 2008

A sneak peek...

So I am really trying hard to get all my pictures posted but it's taking forever to get them on my computer. My mom has to email me the pictures and I have to go through each one and individually download it to my computer. Its a big pain, but I really want to post about the fun weekend. So here is a picture of Jadi and I at the Braves game. Hopefully this will tie everyone over while I'm working on the rest. And I really am working on it, I'm not slacking I promise!! So here you go until then....

Tuesday, July 22, 2008


This last Thursday my parents came out here to visit me and Jadi, we had so much fun! We went to the Atlanta History museum, Georgia Aquarium, The World of Coke museum, and an Atlanta Braves game!! We had such a fun filled weekend! I wish they could have stayed longer though. Anyway, my mom took all the pictures of our events with her camera, so I don't have pictures yet but I will VERY soon, so check back later!!!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Here you go.....

Ok...I admit I have become the worst blogger! I am so sorry! I know you all would love to see all the many and exciting adventures we have encountered out here in Georgia, but I'm sorry to tell you, they aren't any. These summers are as exciting as we make them, and I just haven't been trying. Every day Jadi works out, gets ready for work, I get up get ready and go with him to "the office" (which is just another apartment we use for meetings and things) And we are there from 10:30 until about 1:00 and then Jadi leaves. I usually spend the rest of my day doing random things, nothing of great importance. Which is why I find it so hard to blog because I feel like I'm not doing anything significant enough to blog about! But because I love you all who have been reminding me non-stop to update, I will do my best to produce a qualified post for all to read. I have some random pictures I'm posting, once again, nothing of importance. But nonetheless here you go....

Jadi leaving for work

The pool

These are the barbecue's by the pool, we all barbecue alot, its so fun! Next time I'll being a camera when we do it next :)

Tennis Courts

I took Bruce on a long walk so he can get some good exercise and not get fat like he did last summer. When we got back he ran and jump on the bed, he was exhausted!

Well sorry for all the randomness! I promise that I will blog more often and take alot more pictures so I have reason to blog! Sorry to make some of you impatient! It wont happen again.

P.S. Mallory, I hope you're still my friend!!!

Monday, June 30, 2008

I know, I know....

I haven't been the best at updating my blog lately and everyone is getting on me about it. So I promise I will be updating it shortly, so check back soon!!!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

What a morning!!!

So I wanted to wake up early this morning and make a big, nice breakfast for Jadi. I had finished making the eggs and was pouring oil into the pan to make fried potatoes. Right as I put the potatoes into the pan huge flames come flying up! I panicked...I tried to find water or something but when I turned around again smoke was everywhere, I could barley see! I screamed for Jadi, who was peacfully sleeping! "FIRE, THERE'S A FIRE!" Jadi comes running into the kitchen half asleep I hand him the half full cup of water, and not realizing that it would only make the flames bigger he pours it on, and then flash backs from Boy Scouts reminds Jadi, DON'T put water on a grease fire! So he grabbed the other pan and smothered the fire! The smoke alarms were going off, Bruce was running around in a frenze because we were, and he hates that high pitched sound of the alarm. Smoke filled our apartment. But luckily there wasn't any damage! Only to the vegetable oil bottle, it melted in the flames! The fire left lovely black soot marks for me to clean up, which wasn't very easy to do. It was pretty scary for me, I really thought, "Oh great, the apartment is going to burn down!" But all in all we had a pretty good laugh after the chaios was over!!

Saturday, June 7, 2008

What I was doing....

20 years ago...
1. I was 3
2. My sister was just born.
3. I started my dance lessons.
10 years ago...
1. I was finished with 7th grade.
2. I spent the summer at Riverton pool with my cousin, and my friends.
3. Had a crush on my best friends boyfriend.
5 years ago....
1. I had just graduated High School.
2. Spent the summer working at the "soap factory"
3. Started college
3 years ago...
1. I had just gotten engaged!!
2. I was planning a wedding!
3. I had a horrible job working at Century 21.
1 year ago...
1. Jadi and I were living in Texas.
2. My brother in law Marcel had just got married.
3. My dog Bruce got really fat and we had to put him on a diet!
So far this year...
1. I have been trying to finish my scrapbook from Texas.
2. I have traveled across the country!
3. I have been trying to get more healthy
Yesterday I...
1. Went out to lunch with Kristina to Panera Bread....mmmm.
2. Went to the Mall after
3. Ate dinner at Applebees
Tomorrow I...
1. Will go to church
2. Get to spend the day with Jadi!!
3. Will probably have a barbeque with the office
In the next year I ...
1. Want to put grass in our backyard, and put our fence up.
2. Hope our Hawaii trip works out.
3. Need to get a job!

I hope all you people do this....Its fun!!

Friday, May 30, 2008

A little run in with a tornado....

One reason why I like Utah, NO TORNADOES!! (Except for that weird one that came into Utah like 8 years ago...) About a week and a half ago we were having some pretty bad weather. It rained so hard, not as hard or as much as Texas rain, there is nothing like Texas rain!! But anyway, pretty bad rain. I was watching tv and a little weather warning was down in the corner of the screen and I saw it but didn't think much of it. Then the news came on and the started telling people in Foulton County (which is the county next to us) to make preparations for a tornado potentially coming their way. So I started to get a little nervous, and at this point Kristina (sister-in-law) is with me and we are just glued to the tv. And sure enough 3 minutes later they announce that its coming straight towards North Atlanta! We were so scared!! Then on the tv they show a live picture of a funnel cloud forming into a tornado right next to I-285. It took a minute to register cause this funnel cloud was enormous. And I thought I-285 is about 4 minutes down the street, so we poke our heads out my balcony window and we saw it!!! It was crazy! And I started taking some pics with my cell phone, and then I noticed about 10 other people doing the same thing on their balcony's! But luckily the winds were so strong it blew it out fast so there wasn't any serious damage around us, except for some trees being knocked down. But it was pretty intense, thats the closest I ever want to be to a tornado!!

Monday, May 19, 2008

My little dog....

I'm always taking pictures of Bruce on my camera phone and I finally uploaded them to my computer and I thought I'd post some of those pics, even though they aren't the best quality you can still see how stinkin cute my little dog is!!!

I love these ones of Jadi and Bruce sleeping!!!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

A little update...

Well, we have been here in Atlanta for a month now. It seems like we have been here forever already! The weather here still isn't very warm. There have been a few tornadoes in the areas around us, but nothing too close, but it does make me a little nervous!
Jadi has been super busy getting the office and the guys up and running. There have been a few mishaps but things are looking good. Jadi is such a dedicated hard worker, him and the office are doing awesome!
I have been keeping myself busy with projects I wanted to work on. Kristina (sister-in-law) and I have plans to do lots of projects like, painting or scrapbooking, mostly crafty things to keep us busy.
So things are good and moving along. I'm just excited for the warm weather to come so I can get a nice tan! So this was a stupid post about nothing but I thought I'd give an update, and I'm sick of looking at those pictures from my last post....

Sunday, May 4, 2008

The Humble Abode....

So these are pictures of our apartments. I know I have been slacking on posting these pics but our internet still isn't working that great. So here they are... but first here is a pic of Jadi and me!

This is the entry. The dinning room and the Kitchen are on the left (not pictured)

Dinning Room (This is where we have the computer so its messy looking with cords and stuff all over the ground.)

The Kitchen. I LOVE the floor!!

More kitchen

I love the little window things on each side of the kitchen.

Family Room



Hallway in our room leading to the bathroom, door on the right is the closet.(We have another bedroom in the apt. that is exactly like this on other side of family room)

So there ya have it!

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Our Road Trip to Atlanta!

It was quite the drive out to Georgia. We drove for about 30 hours, traveled into 9 different states! (Utah, Wyoming, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, and finally Georgia!) We left on the 8th and were having a great time driving, around 10:00 that night we were somewhere on a dark desolate road in who knows where Nebraska and our car decides to break down!! It started over heating and going crazy! So for about 2 miles we drove really slow, and we were freaking out. We noticed a exit up ahead so we got off and the car was smoking like crazy. We were both so scared! We had no clue what was wrong and no idea where we were. So Jadi started looking under the hood, but he's no mechanic! We found out we were in a small town called Kearney. My first thought was, "great, we're gonna be stuck out here!!" We talked to towing places and they said we'd have to be towed 200 miles (out of the way) to Omaha to get the parts we needed because Land Rover parts are imported so we needed to go to the Land Rover dealership. We thought there is no way we can get towed 200 miles with me, Jadi and our dog! That would be miserable! So Jadi fortunately got a hold of a Land Rover mechanic on the phone and he located us an Import auto place that miraculously was 1/2 mile down the road from where we were!!! So we got a hotel for the night, woke up early and putted down the road crossing our fingers they would be able to fix our car. And after waiting about 2 hours in a smelly ghetto little waiting room our car was fixed and we were on our way!!! We were so happy! The rest of our trip was a breeze. We did get lost a few times but that was nothing compared to the frustrating car trouble.
So we arrived here in Atlanta on the 10th. Its so pretty here, there are so many trees and its so green. Its not hot yet but I know it will be. Our apartments are wonderful (the best ones yet)!! We are right in the middle of everything! The greatest thing is our church house is about 7 minutes away and its right next to the TEMPLE!!! Also there is a huge mall pretty much across the street, there is a Target, Wal-Mart, Costco, every restaurant imaginable including my favorite Panera Bread, tons of great shops all less than 5 minutes away! And we are only 20 minutes from the city. This is by far the best place we have lived since we started APX 2 years ago. I thought after we lived in Chicago nothing would top it but I think Atlanta just might. So I'm really excited for a great summer. Jadi and his office are already hard at work and are really on a roll.
Here are some pictures of our adventure coming out here. I'll post pictures of our apartment tomorrow so check back soon!!
On the road!

Bruce chillin' in the backseat

Bruce sitting on Jadi's lap. (Don't worry mom we only let him do this when no cars where around!)

The Hotel we had to stay in when we were in Kearney, Nebraska. Trust me you don't want to see the inside!

Jadi wanted me to document his feelings of excitement after our car was fixed...this is it!

The Missouri Temple.

We were in Missouri and were driving through St. Louis so we decided to drive into the city to get some pictures of the St. Louis Arch. It was so cool to see, it was really pretty.

Yay! Almost there!!

Woohoo!!! Finally here!

I was planning on posting losts more pictures but it just takes too long. So the next couple of days I'll post more of the road trip and I will post apartments pictures too. So keep checking back!