Friday, November 27, 2009


Last Sunday it snowed, and a Christmas feeling came into the air. I love snow this time of year. I can never have enough of it. That night after we got home from our dinner with my family, we went on a walk around Temple Square. On Gilmore Girls, Lorelai says how something good always comes with the first snow fall. Its so true. Besides the scraping of the cars, the slippery roads, and the salt everywhere, snow really is magical.


Thanksgiving was so much fun this year! Wednesday night we had a family dinner with the Tappana side. It was such a fun time. I forgot my camera to take pictures, so that was upsetting. On Thanksgiving Day we had dinner up at my sisters with my whole family, including aunts, uncles, cousins, and my granny. I haven't seen my granny since my wedding, and it was hard seeing her, but I was glad I was able to. She is in the late stages of Alzheimers, and it makes me sad. All in all it was a wonderful time, and I am thankful for so much. I am thankful for the gospel, Temples, my family, both Tappana's and Binghams, a husband that treats me so well, our jobs, our little apartment, the scriptures, Harry Potter, and food. The list could go on and on, but I will stop. Here are some pictures from Thanksgiving.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

To eat, or not to eat...

Tonight Sam and I went and saw "Julie and Julia." It was a great movie and it made me want to do 3 things.

1. Eat more
2. Learn to cook better
3. Blog

So here I am doing number 3. I'm blogging. To be honest, I think I have a fear of cooking. I don't want mess up the food, so therefore I don't do it or I just stick with the stuff I know how to do, which gets old. I'm don't have a lot of time, but I decided I'm going to cook more and try new things. How else am I going to become good at cooking? I'm not saying I'm going to be the next Julia, or even the next Julie by cooking all 500 and some odd of Julia's recipes in a year, and then blog about it. I'm just going to try more. Trial and error. It will save money and not to mention calories in the long run and it will be fun! If i totally mess up something, there is always the very cheap and always reliable Wendy's just down the street. It will be a great adventure. I just hope Sam doesn't mind the clean up!! Ha ha. If anyone knows tasty recipes, let me know.

Wish me luck.

Monday, November 16, 2009

The First 6 Months!

Wow! Sam and I have been married for 6 whole months, already a half year! Its has flown by, and it has been a wonderful adventure!! I still cannot believe that I married him. He is such a wonderful, amazing, loving, fun, patient guy to have for eternity. He knows how to cheer me up when I'm down, or how to calm me down when I'm upset. He makes me laugh, and makes me feel funny in return. On days I feel totally ugly and gross, he tells me how beautiful I am. He shows me each and everyday how much he loves me. Here are some fun activities we have done this past 6 months.
Our adventure started out when we went on our honeymoon to St. George and played around in Zion National Park. It was so much fun to finally go on a trip with just us. We were poor, so the first night we stayed in a wonderful Honeymoon Suite, and the rest of the time we stayed in a Motel 6. Worst motel ever, but such fun memories!We love to go on walks in our backyard, which is Temple Square. Especially when it was warm, we would often end up on Temple Square and just walk around, or just sit and talk. We have had many good conversations on there. One time, we took a blanket and our computer and watched Harry Potter on the lawn there. We are so excited for the lights to come on and take advantage of living so close!!
We got Lagoon season passes this year, and went so often I was getting sick of it. We had so much fun though!!We also had a wonderful time camping with my family! It was fun to share a tent, and it was a very fun trip!!
A few times we went and fed ducks.It was fun and cheap date. Wendy's, ducks, and a dollar movie. Such fun times. Its amazing what kind of activities you can do when you have no money, but want to go on a date. Some of our most fun times were the cheap dates!

Life is good. These 6 months have been bliss, and I'm so glad i get many many years with Sam!!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

First Halloween!!

Halloween was a fun event. It was our first Halloween as a Mr. and Mrs. As you can tell, we were nerds. I think we pulled it off pretty well. It was a fun day, and it marked our 8 year mark! I can't believe it! 8 years ago, October 31, 2001, Sam and I were hanging out. All night we wanted to hold each others hands, and finally, our friend Terra encouraged Sam to just grab mine. I had on black nail polish that night and he picked up my hand and said "I like your nail polish," then he didn't let it go! That is what started us, and now we have been married almost 6 months! Ya!! Anyway,Halloween night was very fun. Brigham and Kari through a great party with a lot of fun games. It was a lot of fun!!