Sunday, October 30, 2011

Call me inapropriate,

...but I laughed at this.
(oh the funnies of living in married housing.)

The Mrs.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Call me a nerd,

but I am loving this middle part trend thing thats going on.

Mrs. Nerdypants

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

I did it!

Sorry this is a bit past due, but...


I ran my first Half Marathon! Two words to describe it would be

  brutal  &  AWESOME!

As for the race being brutal, the blame is on me. I had been previously warned that a "trail" half marathon is far different than a road one, but I chose to close my ears. I assumed that trail meant a little bumps and rocks here and there... I had no idea that it mean mountain here and everywhere! Okay so maybe I am exaggerating. But! I am being completely honest when I say that it felt like it was at least 40% uphill. My muscles and lungs handled everything great, my joints were another story. See, if I over exert my knees, they fill with fluid, and my knees were definitely not prepared for those hills. The last four miles were excruciatingly painful. Going downhill was the hardest part, even more so than uphill, just because of the pressure it put on my crybaby joints. When I reached the finish line, I started crying. I was so exhausted. Tim's embrace was the most wonderful thing to collapse into.

Moving on to the awesome part, I got to run this race with my Mother. She is amazing. She actually got lost for a while and ran 14.5 miles! She also did missionary work while running with a less active. Go Mamma! Also, while running the race I got to see some of the most beautiful scenes in the world. It was magical.It's also awesome knowing that I accomplished a really hard thing. Besides my knees hurting the first day, I wasn't a tad bit sore the day after - so awesome! I'm motivated, inspired! I want to run another one right now! Running that race was so rewarding. If you even have a little inkling of desire to maybe run one someday, start today! 
It is so worth it.

The Mrs.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

A couple things I thought you should know.

I love it when you

wake me up with kisses

kill the bugs for me

throw me over your shoulder

tell me i'm not allowed jog in the dark

insist on carrying all the groceries home

run your fingers through my hair

become a boy again while watching BYU football

give me the smile that means you're up to no good

dance in the kitchen

kiss me on campus

insist that you are european 

watch vampire diaries with me

use words like "dorkus-malorcus" and "rudie"

sing me songs from our love playlist

say bedtime prayers

get passionate about photoshop

laugh at my jokes

hug my waist from behind

You. are. amazing.

Today I wanted to wish a

Happy birthday to the man

 who tells me I'm beautiful everyday

who makes all my insecurities disappear

supports me in every decision I make

who wipes away every tear

who loves me unconditionally 

I love you.

Your Mrs.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Morning routine

I love Hawaii because... 

...even on days like these, I never half to spend more then two seconds on my hair. 

P.S. It is TIM ZEMP'S birthday tomorrow! I've been counting down to this day for months! #jumpingforjoy.

P.S.S. Yes I did just use a hash tag in a blog post.#prettyawesome.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

The Lord works in mysterious ways.

So when I auditioned for choir, I also auditioned for a group called "broadway cabaret," It's a vocal group of 16 people who sing and dance to more theatrical and modern songs. For the auditions we learned a dance to "you can't stop the beat" from hairspray, I had zero doubts, I knew that I was going to get in. In fact I thought it was going to be way too easy (Hairspray is just my cup of tea you see.) At the audition I felt great, I nailed the dance and had a blast. It was to my shock when I found out that I didn't make it!? I was devastated. I just didn't understand. The next week were the dance team auditions, so I went and tried out. I was really nervous; dancing, like singing is my passion, and I hadn't really danced for an entire year. I felt rusty and out of my element, also, since i've been running, my legs have tightened up immensely and my flexibility wasn't where is used to be either. Nonetheless I worked my absolute hardest. There were 30 girls at tryouts and only 8 spots open for dancers.

I am now officially apart of the Seasider Dance Team!

Let me elaborate on what that means:

toe touches
high ponytails
basketball games
halftime shows
red and gold
perm smiles
high kicks

I am so grateful and so blessed. Honestly if I had been apart of broadway cabaret I wouldn't of had time to do the dance team and probably wouldn't have even auditioned. The Lord knows the real desires of our hearts and he knows what is best for us. I didn't understand before, but I do now!

Go Seasiders! 

I'm so excited! I'm so excited! I'm so excited! I'm so excited! I'm so excited! I'm so excited! I'm so excited! I'm so excited! I'm so excited! I'm so excited! I'm so excited! I'm so excited! I'm so excited! I'm so excited! I'm so excited! I'm so excited! I'm so excited! I'm so excited! I'm so excited! I'm so excited! I'm so excited! I'm so excited! I'm so excited! I'm so excited! I'm so excited! I'm so excited! I'm so excited! I'm so excited! I'm so excited! I'm so excited! I'm so excited! I'm so excited! I'm so excited! I'm  

The Mrs.

Sunday, October 2, 2011


General Conference is awesome. The speakers are awesome, the talks are awesome and the spirit is just so...awesome. I love cuddling up with a notepad and listening to what the brethren have in store. I also love to make yummy food. I find it fitting,  while we are spiritually feasting, why not physically feast too? This weekend I made Cafe Rio salad dressing, and trust me, if I can make it, it's fool proof. You'll want to give this little number a try! 
A delicious meal for a delicious occasion.

(Makes about 2 1/2 cups of dressing, recipe adapted from a recipe for Cafe Rio Dressing, Chicken, and Rice.) 

2 cups prepared Ranch Dressing (I usually use a packet of Hidden Valley Ranch buttermilk mix, but you can make your own Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing or Buttermilk Dressing if you prefer)
1 small bunch cilantro, large stems removed (about 1/2 cup chopped cilantro)
2 large or 4 small tomatillos
1/2 tsp. minced garlic
1 tsp. Green Tabasco sauce or 1 diced jalapeno pepper

Prepare Ranch dressing according to directions on the package or recipe you're following and set aside.

Remove large cilantro stems, then wash leaves and spin dry or dry with paper towels. Add cilantro to food processor fitted with the steel blade and pulse until finely chopped. (If you don't have a food processor, I'd chop all ingredients well by hand and then blend dressing in a blender.)

Add tomatillos, garlic, lime juice, and Green Tabasco or chopped jalapeno to the food processor and pulse until ingredients are finely pureed. Add the 2 cups of prepared dressing and pulse just a few times, until ingredients are well combined. Chill dressing for an hour or two and serve.

The Mrs.