Friday, August 26, 2011


I was doing really good and blogging weekly but obviously that didn't last very long. 
So lately I have officially finished decorating my apartment, as usual spending my sweet weekends with Jake, and waiting for him to FINALLY be home for good. He moves back to Logan tomorrow and this week has honestly been the longest week of my life. I was staying at my apartment in Logan but for those of you who know me, I HATE being alone so I came back to Ogden to stay with my family until Jake comes back tomorrow. I'm a baby, I know. 

Here are some pics from 2 weekends ago when we went camping with Jake's family and went to Jake's 5 year high school reunion.

Me and baby Jake, Jake's nephew. I love him!

All of us on the fourwheeler. Jake rockin some sweet shades.

This is why I love him.

He is so sexy. 

On the way to his reunion.

Jake pretending to be a dog, so cute. 

Here's a sneak peek of some things in my apartment. I will blog next week with pictures of everything.

A shelf full of my collection of MetroMint bottles. The best drink in the entire world. 

My cute nightstand. 

One of the walls in my kitchen.

Kitchen table.

 I have been trying to keep myself busy so this week will go by fast this is what I have been doing.

I made this lamp. The before picture is a few pictures up on my nightstand. I bought the old keys at a yard sale for 25 cents and just glued them on the inside of the lampshade. 

This baby is from the D.I. it was purchased for 20 bucks. I wish I would have gotten a before picture but I forgot. The side panels used to be a nasty old brown color, so I spray painted them and it looks so much better. I will take a picture with the paint tape off and the wall above it next week.

I send cheesy kissy pictures to Jake while he's at work. 

Jenna came and spent the night. This cute little river is right by my house.

I love it. 

I made fresh pico de gallo with tomatoes, jalapenos & onions from my parents garden. So yummy.

I watched my brothers football game for 2.5 hours in this temperature with no shade.

I got a hideous tanline. 

I got my hair colored.

Can you tell I have been so bored without Jake? Words cannot explain how excited I am that he will be back for good tomorrow :) So many GREAT things are happening this semester, life is good.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Our weekend camping trips.

Friday: I arrived in Pinedale and Jake and I immediately left to meet our friends for our camping weekend. We arrived at this beautiful lake and set up camp. 

After we got camp set up and put our dinner in the fire to cook. Jake and I went down to the lake so he could take a bath. (The place where he is living right now does not have a shower, so during the week he sponge bathes). It was so funny to watch him try and bathe, I was laughing so hard.

He kept walking further out into the lake and it wouldn't get deep. It was so funny. (It looks like he is naked but he has teeny tiny compression shorts on)

I took this panoramic picture with my phone. 

Us next to the lake.

After Jake's bathing experience we spent the night laughing and relaxing with our friends next to the fire.

Saturday: We got up and ate breakfast and then made our plans for the day. The other couples had to run home and do a few things so me and Jake went to the park for a picnic. After lunch we headed down to the Green River to go tubing. Long story short, the water was freezing, I got stuck in a tree/thorn bush on the side of the river, lost my tube and almost drowned, then it started down pouring on us, I thought we were lost, and we basically almost died. Nonetheless we laughed the entire trip down the river and had a blast. After river rafting we headed to Granite Hot Springs to set up camp for the night. The other couples didn't want to camp again so it was just Jake and I. After we set up camp we went up to the hot springs to meet everyone. (They came up for the afternoon and then left). Granite Hot Springs is so cool. Its a little pool in the middle of the forest. 

I found this picture online since I neglected to take pictures.

After swimming for an hour or so we went back to camp, cooked dinner, sat by the fire and then went to bed.

Jake sitting by the fire.

This picture was taken after a few days of camping, you can tell haha.

Sunday: We got up and made a delicious breakfast, packed up camp and then explored Granite Falls.

Granite Falls.

So tender :)

This was right by our campsite. So beautiful.

After hanging out at the falls for awhile, we drove to Jackson Hole. We wandered around town for awhile, mostly people watching, and the we went to lunch. After lunch we decided to get old time photos. It was something we will always remember, thats for sure. I looked horrible in all the pictures since I hadn't showered in several days from camping, but Jake really wanted to do them so it was fun!

Our "Old Time" photo.

After our photo experience we went to Ripleys Believe It or Not. They had this special where if you ate a bug, you got a 4 dollar discount. So we did. Sick I know.

These are the bugs we ate.

Inside Ripley's on a buffalo couch.

After our long day in Jackson we headed back to Jake's because he had to work in the morning.

Monday: Jake was at work all day so I ate lunch in the park by myself, and then studied in the library most of the day. Monday night we went out on a pizza date and rented the movie Unknown. It has the guy from Taken and is a pretty good movie. 

Tuesday: Tuesday morning I got up and headed back to Ogden.

We once again had such a fun weekend. We are so blessed to be able to do such fun things. I am honestly so in love, sometimes I make myself sick. Jake just makes me the happiest most giddy girl in the whole wide world. I know I may be the cheesiest girl in the whole wide world but that's what love does to you sometimes, and I think that's how it should be :) We're perfect together.

My last test of the Summer semester is tomorrow morning and I couldn't be happier. I am also moving a bunch more stuff up to Logan the next couple of days. Then on Friday its back to Pinedale. We are spending the weekend in Idaho Falls for Jake's 5 year high school reunion. Once again, can't wait till Friday :) 

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Delayed Weekend Post.

Last weekend I drove up to Pinedale, yet again. Friday night me and Jake set off on a camping adventure. A co-worker told him about this lake that wasn't too far away and had really good camping spots, so with the directions Jake's co-worker gave him, we were off. Turns out we drove right past the sign and right past the turn, and went about an hour too far. Needless to say, after asking a grumpy old fisherman for directions we finally found it just before sundown. We were starving so our first task was to start a fire. Jake being the mountain man that he is, got a fire started in no time. I made lots of yummy food for the weekend and snagged some ribs from my families restaurant to roast on the fire. Sorry to be so cheesy but it was so romantic being on a camping trip with just me and Jake, no one else. After we ate (in complete darkness, because all we had was a tiny flashlight) we got settled in our tent and decided to leave the top cover off so we could see the stars. It took me forever to fall asleep because Jake likes to hold me in a death squeeze like something is trying to take me from him, and I literally cannot move. It's cute because he is such a cuddly sleeper and always has to be holding on to me, but it makes falling asleep comfortably a bit hard. Anyway, Saturday morning we packed up camp and headed to Idaho Falls to see Jake's family.

Chopping wood. (I know he looks special).

Our cute little tent.

Our camping chairs Jake bought us!

Roughin' it. One day we are going to make the cutest babies haha.

Cooking our dinner. 

Saturday afternoon when we got into Idaho Falls, we went and saw Harry Potter with his family. It was good but I haven't seen the last two movies so I was super confused. After the movie we met our friends Kodey and his wife Sarah for dinner. It was the second time I have met them and they are super nice. After dinner we went to the drive inn, where we all fell asleep during Cowboys & Aliens. Jake said he was awake for about half of it and it was horrible. Sunday we went to church at 9 and then came home to take a nap. Me, Jake, and his mom all fell asleep on her giant bed and Jake for some reason was in the middle. It was a funny sight. Later that afternoon we went to his sister Mandy's house for a BBQ. We played with his nephew Jake and played some fun games. It started getting late so we made the 3 hour drive back to Pinedale. Monday while Jake was at work I went to the library and got a ton of homework done, it was such a relief! Monday night we just relaxed, made dinner, and went to sleep. Tuesday Jake left for work really early and I slept in a couple extra hours and then made the drive back home! 

In the meantime, I have been finishing up my last week of the Summer semester and I CANNOT wait to be done. It's been such a pain worrying about school in the Summer. I've also been making the finishing purchases for my new apartment. I can't wait till its done so I can post pictures! Wednesday me and my mom started moving some of my stuff in and it made me so excited to be back in Logan again. We ate at my favorite sushi place, Happy Sushi and then went to Hobby Lobby. Hobby Lobby is not a good place for me to be, it is honestly my favorite store ever. I bought a bunch of new stuff for my kitchen and made the cutest flower arrangement for my kitchen table. I also got stuff to make these wall canvas quotes for the kitchen.

I found this idea off of Brassy Apple and got the cutest material for it.

These are the one's she made.

I am making three of them for the kitchen. One board is going to say "I kiss better than I cook, and I'm a really good cook." The other is going to just be a giant heart, and the last one is going to say "Never eat more than you can lift. -Miss Piggy" Two of the boards are going to be black with red and white polka dot writing and the other is going to be bright red with a zebra print heart. I can't wait to finish them so I can post pictures! 

Also good news, my aunt, who is going through a separation with her husband, was selling pretty much everything in their house. So I got a gigantic black Love Sac for my apartment for 75 bucks. It's in super good shape and I love it! Jake has a pretty good sized Love Sac too so we want to have a big theatre room one day with our Love Sacs in it!

I am taking my second to last test of the semester tomorrow morning and then I have to make a bunch of food because Jake and I are going camping with friends this weekend. It should be a lot of fun. My life is seriously so amazing (knock on wood), there are so many exciting things that are going to happen in the next year and I can't wait :) life is great.