Saturday, December 24, 2011

Wakeboarding on Christmas Eve.

Merry Christmas Eve and Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

I'm done!
Hello Christmas Break!
Goodbye finals forever!
Alex will be joining soon.
He has a dumb teacher who has a final the very last day.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Fa la la.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

This week is my last week of classes EVER.
Next semester I will be student teaching and I finally found out where I'm going. 

Lone Peak High School in Highland, Utah.
I'm so excited to start my path as a health teacher.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Look at me go, blogging three times in 2 days!
I'm on fire!!

Just wanted to write a quick health post.
For all the skeptics out there who think that strictly watching what you eat and exercising won't help you lose weight, I have some news for you!
For the past few weeks I've been watching my calories and exercising every day.
I've lost 6.5 pounds!
It was a little slow going at first and I wasn't seeing any results, but the past week, the results have really shown.

I'm excited to use myself as an example in the health classes I teach next semester!

Get out and be healthy!!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

I had to share these.
I went to the park today with my sweet nephews.
They were in heaven, they were laughing and loving it.
Melted my heart.
Then Alex wanted to take a nap, so Tyler cuddled up with him.
Instead of sleeping he played with Uncle Alex's nose.
They love him.

I love being so close to them and getting to watch them for my sister-in-law.
I'm really sad I won't be able to watch them during the week next semester.
Just means they'll be seeing lots of me on the weekends.
I love those boys.
They've been such a blessing in my life.
This year, Thanksgiving was spent at Alex's parent's house in Parowan.
We were finished with school on Tuesday and headed down that evening with Alex's sister Cami.
We were so excited to finally have a break from school!
We got down there Tuesday night and chatted then went to bed. 
Wednesday morning, I went for a run around Parowan.
I had a great run.
We messed around for a while after that.
Alex and I rode bikes to the grocery store to get the ingredients for the key lime pie I was in charge of.

We went over to the track to see Cami run.
I helped Cami with some homework.
Then Cheryl and the babies arrived.
That night we went 4 wheeling with Alex's cousins.

After 4 wheeling, we went and played basketball.
We had lots of fun with Alex's family and his cousins.

Thursday was Thanksgiving!
I got up that morning and ran with Cheryl. 
We ran to go see the boys playing football.
Our run turned out to be a little bit longer because we had to search to find them.
We watched them for a second, but then ran home to watch the babies.
We got ready for the day and around 2:30 we ate!
I've never been the one to eat a ton on Thanksgiving, but I do eat lots of pie.
I love pie.

 So thankful for him.

Sadly I didn't have any apple pie this year, so I'll have to get me some this week!
After we ate, we lounged around, took a nap, played some games.
That night, I helped Cami with her Thanksgiving tradition of putting an M on the sign of a Dental Clinic so it'll say "Mental Clinic". 
At midnight, Cami, Cheryl, Joyce and I went to Walmart for a little black friday action.
It was wild. 
But we got some goodies.

Friday, another morning run, then Alex and I took the babies to feed the horses. 
They love the horses and they know how to say "neigh".
When we were feeding the horses, Alex's dad said we should go to Lehman's Cave.
So we hurried, got ready, and headed out.
We drove out to Lehman's cave, had lunch and waited for our tour.
I was trying to suck it up, but I'm terrified of caves.
I'm not sure why.
It's not claustrophobia because it doesn't happen in all small spaces.
It's just the uneasiness of being underground, in tight spots.
Overall it was an enjoyable trip, with the exception of the hour in the cave.

Saturday, Alex and I took the babies to feed the horses again.
Around noon, Cheryl, Alex, Joyce and I headed to St. George.
We had some in n' out burger and did a little shopping. 

We came back to Parowan in time for the candlelight parade and for the lighting of main street.
It was really fun, but cold.

After the parade, we played basketball again with Alex's cousins. 
Not as fun as the first night, but still fun.

Sunday we lounged around, but also took the babies again to see the horses.
We went to church, had dinner, and headed back home.

We had a great Thanksgiving break.
It was so hard to come back to school, but only 3 more weeks until Florida!

Monday, November 21, 2011

I am thankful for my amazing husband who gets me through every single day.
I'm thankful for cell phones so I can talk to my family every day.
I'm thankful for my Mom, Dad, sisters, brother, and Nash.
I'm thankful for the great family I married in to.
I'm thankful for my sweet baby nephews.
I'm thankful for my education and how it's prepared me for my future career.
I'm thankful for the girls I coach.
I'm thankful for our bed. Favorite place on earth.
I'm thankful for sweats especially in this cold.
I'm thankful for exercise and Alex for making me go every morning.
I am thankful for diet coke.
I'm thankful for Maria. She's such a good car.
I'm thankful for the gospel and the blessing it is in our lives.

Just a little list of what I'm thankful for.
I'm sure this list could go much longer.
I love this time of year to be able to reflect of the great things we are given.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 14, 2011

I have the cutest nephews.
They're in training to be football stars.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

For Halloween,
We drove to Santaquin to spend it with Cheryl, Jared, and the babies.
Joshie was a cow and Tyler was a doggie.
We ate dinner with them and then went trick-or-treating.
The babies were so cute!
They would carry their baskets to the door and hold it up for candy.
They then realized that there was something in there so they wanted what was inside.

After we got home we ate some monster pudding.
It was a spooooky dessert!

We had a great Halloween!
Now counting down to Thanksgiving.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Biggest slacker blogger award:
Definently goes to me.
I've been slacking big time.
And I can't find my camera cord.

We are so busy with school!
This is my last semester of classes and I'm taking a 17.5 credit load.
Pretty hefty with all the projects and tests going on currently.
I'm waiting on my student teaching assignment.
I'm hoping to get it this week.
I'm also super busy with lacrosse.
We're a club team so we totally support ourselves.
It's a lot of work but I love it.
I have a coaches clinic this Saturday and then a tournament in two weeks!

Alex is super busy with school getting ready for his FE exam.
All civil engineers have to take it in order to graduate.
Poor kid is so stressed.

On a happier note,
I've been awesome at making dinners this semester.
I used to hate making dinners because around 4pm every night we would look in our fridge and have no idea what to make.
So now, I make a menu of what we'll eat that week.
I go shopping Monday for all the ingredients.
I've been doing this since the first week of the semester and have continued to do this.
It's so nice!
And I enjoy cooking these new meals.

I've also tried new desserts.
This fall my favorites have been mini pumpkin pies, mini apple pies, and pumpkin spice cake (easiest thing ever).

Well that is what we've been up to.
When I find my camera cord I promise to get some pictures up.

Oh and I'll post about Kenny's mission call!!
It should arrive tonight!
Can't wait!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Quick update.
We've been MIA.
Lots and lots of school.
Becca's waiting to hear about her student teaching assignment.
Alex is studying for the FE exam.
Becca's coaching fall ball.
Alex went trucking a few weekends.
Becca babysits her nephews.
Alex still works at facilities.

But in between this busyness, we've been able to:
Go to the BYU games
Play intramurals
Go on dates to play putt putt
And spend some time together.

We're excited about almost being down with school.
But we're also trying to soak up our last experiences.
Pictures will come when life slows down!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Baked Perfection is my new favorite blog.
I've found so many good recipes I want to try. 
So far I've tried the key lime cupcakes with blackberry filling and blackberry frosting.
These were a complete success.
I brought them to my brothers when we were having dinner and he had eaten a ton and said, "I'm going to go throw up just so I can go eat some more."
My dad told me that was the ultimate compliment.

Tonight I made cinnamon sugar donut muffins.
Alex loves muffins so I thought I'd try. 
These were awesome!

These recipes are awesome because they're easy.
They don't take very long either.

For conference I'm going to do blueberry muffins from this site!

Monday, September 19, 2011

So this summer, I was able to knock a few things off my bucket list.
And Alex says I should post it because then I'm totally held to it.

Here it is:
1.     Skydive Kenny’s 18th Birthday
2.     Visit Lake Powell Multiple times!!
3.     Make a completely homemade pie
4.     Italy
5.     4 kids
6.     See a Broadway musical
7.     Head coaching job Pleasant Grove Lacrosse, 2011-2012 first season
8.     Full triathlon Spudman Triathlon 2011
9.     Kite boarding
10.  Paddle boarding Thanksgiving 2010, Naples, Florida
11.  Bungee Jump
12.  5k Iron County Fair 2010
13.  10k
14.  Half Marathon Provo Halloween Half Marathon 2010
15.  Marathon
16.  Hide race Iron County Fair 2011
17.  Jeep Crawling
18.  Go whale watching
19.  Grow a vegetable garden
20.  Ride in a helicopter
21.  Go to the Olympics
22.  Milk a cow
23.  See the northern lights
24.  See a Cirque de Soleil Show
25.  Learn how to make sushi Sushi making kit, December 2010
26.  Be part of a flash mob
27.  Zip line through a jungle
28.  Ride a mechanical bull
29.  Ride in a hot air balloon
30.  Go to a drive-in movie theater

Here's my number 16.
My sister-in-law, Cheryl, and I did the hide race at the fair this year.
I'm closest to the camera.
It was so fun.

Now that it's posted I'm totally held to this!
I'll mark things off as I go.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Boston Continued

 The next day we had the family reunion.
Grandma and Grandpa gave us our own cake to celebrate our second anniversary!
So sweet!

We ate some lunch, played games, and watched family slide shows.
 3 Alex's.
Uncle Alex, Cousin Alex, Hubby Alex.
 Dad and Nina playing a game.
The whole Chatfield gang.
Also Grandma's sister, Ginger, and her daughter Patty.

After the party, we all did a boat ride in Plymouth Harbor.
We had a great time and loved to be able to hang out with family.
Hopefully we don't wait so long to see them all again!


On Monday, we moved hotels and stayed in Boston.
We started the day with a jog through Boston Commons. (Mom and I)

After, we went on a duck tour!
It's an amphibious vehicle! So fun.
We learned tons of history about Boston along the way.

After the tour, we went to a bbq with my Gparents for temple workers.
My Gparents are in the temple presidency for the Boston Temple.
After we went up to the temple to show Alex and Ana.
It was cool to see.
I remember going through the open house of the temple before it was finished.

Then we went and hit some major spots along the freedom trail.
Below we went and saw the USS Constitution.
We also saw Paul Revere's house, Bunker Hill Monument, the site of the Boston Massacre, the graves of Samuel Adams and others, and a lot more!

 Christina hiking Bunker Hill Monument.
294 Stairs!!

Tuesday consisted of walking in Boston Commons.
We saw the ducklings in the park from the book "Make Way for Ducklings".
We did a swan boat ride.
We saw the frog pond.
We walked around Boston some more.
And finished the day with dinner at a small little restaurant.

We had a great time in Boston, but the best part was spending time with family.
I was so happy to show Alex a large part of my life.
It was fun for him to see a place that I really do find beautiful.
Thanks for a great trip Mom and Dad.
See you later Boston...maybe when we have a baby we'll come back!

Boston Trip

Boston Trip
August 11th-17th
We left SLC on Wednesday the 11th, and flew first to Chicago. 
In Chicago, we ended up connected with Mom and Dad and flew with them to Boston.

After we arrived, we headed to Hingham Harbor. 
We looked at the harbor and then headed to one of my parents favorite restaurants, Tosca.

After eating, we drove around to different areas we lived.
We went and saw the houses Dad grew up in and the ones Mom lived in as well.
We showed Alex and Ana where we lived.
We showed them the first house I ever lived in.
And then we showed them the last house we lived in.
This is the house I lived in from ages 4-8.

We went and said hi to my grandparents as well as my cousins and my Uncle Kevin.
We then went and checked into our hotel in Plymouth and relaxed for the rest of the evening.

On Friday, we woke up went to breakfast.
Mom and Alex both share a love for breakfast so we always had really good breakfasts.
The one in Plymouth was one of our favorites.
Mom choking Alex at breakfast.
Dad and Kenny at breakfast.
Ana, me and Christina at breakfast.

After breakfast we headed into Boston.
We went and did a tour of Fenway park.
I always remember going to Red Sox baseball games when I was little.
It was so fun to learn all the history of the Red Sox and Fenway park.

After Fenway Park we headed over to the Quincy Market.
It's like a little farmers market.
We walked around there and ate lunch.
Alex had real New England clam chowder.
I had some awesome lobster bisque.

Right by Quincy Market is Fauneil Hall.
It's still used as a meeting house.
It's been a meeting house from 1972 until now!

We then went to Situate Harbor.
This is one of the places I most remember in Massachusetts.
I remember going there when we were really little and playing on the rocks and touching the water.
Kenny jumping a big gap of rocks.
Alex jumping the same gap.
Alex and I at the end of the jetty.

That night we did a ghost tour in Plymouth.
Before the ghost tour we looked at Plymouth rock.
Alex was a little dissappointed. 
He said it was a lot smaller than he expected it to be.

My grandma was really excited about this and asked us to go.
We went and had a good time.
It was a little long though.

We called it a night after the ghost tours.

On Saturday we stayed around Plymouth.
Mom and I started the day by doing a run around Plymouth.
It was a lot of fun.
After we went and had Mom and Alex's favorite meal of the day at a little cafe.

We then went and saw the Mayflower.
I remember visiting it all the time in elementary school.
It was fun for Alex to see it and experience it for the first time.

After the Mayflower we headed to the Plymouth Plantation.
It's a replication of what the original settlement would have looked like.
It also shows how the Indians would have been living like at that time.

We drove by Mabbie's house she grew up in.
Look at it, isn't it gorgeous!

That night, we celebrated my grandparents 50th wedding anniversary.
It was so fun to spend time with my dad's side of the family.
 My dad and his siblings and parents.
 Alex and my cousin Tyler were matching.

 Kenny, Alex and myself at dinner.
 Cutting their cake
 We were asked to read the marriage advice.