Saturday, August 14, 2010

3 short years

summer 2007

summer 2010

marriage. grandchildren. dogs. sadie's single. life moves fast.

honest-to-blog overload

The husb and I have been all over the place this summer. I quit the the maid thing and found me a new job, but there was some time in between so the next few posts will be about our adventures this summa.

We spent the 4th of July in Idaho. We haven't been there for the 4th since we first started dating. It was nice to be back and see our friends and fam. My bro-in-law, Jason, lives in Driggs so we camped out in his yard. Driggs is great. I will move there someday. Or maybe Victor..

Anyway, we wanted to spend some q-time with the fam so we all packed our tents and hung out in his front yard for a weekend. It was superb. You walk out his front door and you are at the foot of the Tetons. No. Joke. The FOOT.

Glenn Beck was coming to Driggs and that made the trip even better! We planted our chairs in the grass and waited and waited until Glenn could finally grace us with his presence. He's going blind. Sad, really. He's wearing glasses on his talkshow now. :(

photo shoot with Ellie

Aliya's a babe, fo' sho'.

i'm Wendy and i'm cool in my tiger-print blanket!

Shalie the model

our boy, Glenn. It's a bad pic. so sue me.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

don't tHread on me

I'm loving my sewing machine right now. Sew in love.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Future planned...

Well, kids, I've been accepted to culinary school and will start in the fall. I will be studying baking and pastry with 15 other students and the program is 2 years if I go full time. Yay for getting fatter!

I will be doing this.

And this.

And this.

And I'll be wearing this!

Wish me luck!

Thursday, May 20, 2010


I just need to vent for a second. I hate my job. It's hard. 6% of the time, it seems like the perfect situation. The other 94% of the time? I'm in hell. Pardon my french.

I find that running a maid service is not for me. I run the entire business. It's not fun. I'm losing my mind. My hair might as well be half-silver. Just call me whitey. This job has taken such a toll on both my mind and body. I am trying to stay positive, but just when things seem to be working out, some unhappy girl ruins it for the rest of us. It's like a domino effect. Or in Logan's words, "A death spiral".

Does anyone out there need a virtual assistant? I am extremely qualified. More than you can imagine. Please help!!!

*On a happier note, we are going camping tomorrow night. Our phones will be out of service, so nobody from work will be able to reach me... :)

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Fat Free Snack

Yeah. Right.

Log and I are on the activities committee at church. So, naturally, I have to provide a dessert at every church function without being asked. It is expected. That's what this calling is all about, people.

I decided to make the cake balls. I've made these for a few family functions|parties|Logan and people are always asking for the recipe. The proper credit goes to this lady.

She is always making such fun and creative desserts. The cake balls are really easy. For the actual recipe, see above. For the simple, throw-it-together-and-make-it-look nice-don't-really-care-if-they're-super-sweet way I do it, see below. There is really no difference, but I am just too lazy to type out the actual recipe in extreme detail.

Bake a red velvet cake. Let cool completely. (I let it cool overnight so it's perfect.)

Crumble the cake between your hands and into a large mixing bowl. When the entire cake has been broken apart and crumbled, mix it with one can of cream cheese frosting.

Pick up some of the mixture and roll into little balls about the size of a bouncy ball. You can make 60-80 depending on the size. Place on a large cookie sheet.

After rolling out all the balls, place the cookie sheet(s) in the freezer and walk away. Leave them in there for a few hours to make sure they freeze. The harder they are, the easier it will be to dip them.

After several hours, pull them out of the freezer and melt some chocolate in another large mixing bowl. You'll need a lot. I usually melt 2 bags of milk chocolate or use some almond bark. Add a little vegetable oil to make it thinner. Dip the balls and put them on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper.

*You have to dip quickly because the warm chocolate will soften the balls.*

Put back in the freezer and let the milk chocolate set. After 1 hour, pull them out and melt some white chocolate. Again, add a little vegetable oil to make it a little runny. Drizzle the white chocolate over the top of the balls.

Let the white chocolate set. I put them back in the freezer because I'm like that. But whatevs. After everything is set, put them on a plate, take lots of pics, and enjoy!

** My deepest apologies for the shoddy pics. My camera broke so these are from my iPhone, Charlotte.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

I changed my mind.

Cupcakes are NOT overrated. We had some friends over for dinner the other night. I hurried home from work and went straight to the kitchen. I got dinner going, but the highlight of the afternoon was getting to make these:

I've made cupcakes, but I never cared to decorate them. Let me tell you, I had a blast piping these suckers! They are a little messy, but I love em'. Decorating is such a delight! Our friends, Court & Cullen, came over for dinner and a show. We watched American Idol. In honor of THOSE stars, I topped the cuppers with chocolates stars!

I decided I am going to start making cupcakes each week. I will be trying new recipes as well as new techniques. Stay tuned!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Gee, these would be adorable on my bebe.

BUT, since I don't have one, you should put them on yours. They can be found here.

I might just have to go out and rent a child for the weekend. :)

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Let me just say...

how lucky I am to have this guy in my life. He truly is the best husb in the entire universe. He works everyday from 6am to midnight. Midnight. Mid. Night. He is working so hard to provide for our little family. I appreciate everything he does for me. He has such a strong testimony and is such a great example to everyone he meets. I'm truly blessed. And truly lucky. Thanks for all you do, babe. You're the greatest.

Love you, honey-bun-sugar-plum-pumpy-yumpy-yumpkin.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

We are alive...

Alright, kids. In honor of the new year, I set a resolution. I set a resolution to blog more. It's not going to be every day. It's not going to be every week. Heck, it might not even be every month. But, by golly it'll be more than the semi-annual posts I've been writing. I just can't really get into this. I take a lot of pictures. I do. But I just can't find the time to sit down and write about mine and Log's daily activites. However, I did get some new photo editing software that just might help get me in the spirit. :)

I'll just brief you on the last 6 months of our lives..... We're still in Denver.

That's it!

Ok, there's actually more of a story than that. Last June, Logan was laid off from Headwaters MB, the investment bank he was working for. We weren't exactly sure what our plans were after that. Should we move to Utah? Should we move to Idaho? We didn't know what to do. Time was flying and our lease was almost up at our apartment downtown. So we knew we had to make a decision stat. I was currently working for a maid service in the tech center and drove past these really cute townhouses every day. Log and I thought we'd drive down and have a look and see how much these babies would be to live in. Turns out, they were about $700 dollars cheaper than what we had been paying downtown! Hallelujah! And they were bigger! And they had a garage! AND a full size washer AND dryer! Whooduhlolly. We were home. We signed a contract and moved in as soon as was humanly possible.

We decided to try and stay in Denver and make it work here as long as we can. Currently, I am still with the maid service but am now their Office Manager. It's so great. And the best part is that my office is in a really tall business building across the street from where we now live. Since we only have one car, this situation is ideal. I just wake up and walk across the street. It's like a dream come true. Logan is working as a personal trainer for 24 hour fitness. He loves it and loves getting to work out 24/7. He also just got another job doing some consulting with a company out of Salt Lake City, Granada Advisors. It's perfect for him because he can work from home when he is not at the gym.

Needless to say, things worked out for us pretty well! We were a little unsure what would happen after he got laid off, but we've been put in this great situation that has helped us out SO much. We feel so lucky and blessed to have such great friends and family who have helped support us through such a difficult time. Thanks to all of you!!!

Now, I'm just going to go ahead and post some pics over the last several months that we've taken. We had a really long Christmas break (thanks to our new jobs!) but I didn't take any pictures really. Oh well! Better luck next year.