Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Will You Marry Me?...YES!!!

On Sunday, Dallas and I went for a walk up in the canyon with his family. It was such a beautiful day after all the rain that we've had. It felt so nice to be outside and to see the beautiful mountains, the river, and to finally see some trees with leaves and blossoms. We had such a long winter that there are still spring blossoms on the trees in the canyon! We were walking along the trail and Dallas and I found the spot where he proposed to me! It made me remember what an amazing day that was and how excited and utterly SHOCKED I was when he proposed! I had no clue it was coming and next to our wedding day it was the best day of my life. This is where the man of my dreams asked me to marry him!

The only thing that's missing in this picture are the huge dragon flies that were hovering over the water and a rainbow.I asked Dallas to show me how he felt after I said yes... :)
To this day I can't believe how amazingly wonderful the past two years of my life have been. Dallas, you are so amazing in so many ways. Every time I look at my ring I get giddy inside. Each day I am so happy knowing that I get to spend my life with you. I love you so much!

Friday, May 23, 2008

Congrats Grad... Go Elite XC!!

Last week I had the opportunity to go to California and visit my family for JT's LAW SCHOOL graduation! He has worked really hard these past three years and we are all so proud of him! I know that Britney has gone through a lot,too while JT has been in school, so we are so happy for you guys! JT has also been working really hard with the MMA organization Elite XC and has been doing amazing things. Now that he's finished with school he can really focus his talents on his job. In fact, Elite XC is airing a HUGE fight featuring Kimbo Slice on CBS May 31st @ 9pm ET/PT, so everyone watch!! Here is an awesome link that gives the details. Check it out! http://fight.proelite.com/elitexc-primetime.html

JT, we are so proud of you! Congratulations!!

It was great to see my family and to be a part of JT's graduation. These are some pictures that I took while I was there. I was so happy to spend time with my niece Brooke, who is just darling! I hadn't seen her since Christmas and it just made my day when she wanted me to hold her or sit by her. The only thing that was missing from the trip was my sweetheart, Dallas! I missed him sooo much while I was gone and it was great coming home to him. He really is the love of my life. JT, Britney, and little Brooke. What a darling family!

Mom/ Grandma Leesa and Brookie

Brooke, JT, and Brett!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

I've been tagged... a few times!!

Since starting this blog about a year ago, I had never been tagged... until now. I was tagged three times all within about a week of each other. I have to apologize though, I've been a real slacker in actually doing something about it until now! So, finally, here are my responses!!

Husband Tag

His name:
Dallas James Reynolds

How long have you been married? 1 year and 5 1/2 months! (time flies!!)

How old is he? 24

Who eats more? You might be able to guess this one, but if you can't it's me... only if Dallas is sick that day or something :) Although I am known to be able to put down a bit of food

Who said "I love you" first? Dallas did.... and I of course said it right back!

Who sings better? Even though I sing more, Dallas definitely carries a tune better than me! I love hearing him sing!

Who is smarter? I think we actually balance each other out. We definitely have our strengths and they are usually in different areas, so it works great.

Whose temper is worse? It takes quite a bit to make our tempers go awry, but if we are both getting hungry we tend to start getting a little grouchy (I learned this about Dallas when registering for our wedding during lunch time and had to make a quick intervention and wisk him off to Chili's! Wedding planning + a hungry Dallas DO NOT mix well!! :) ha ha ha)

Who does the laundry? I do most of the time. It's funny though, we can only fit two pairs of his pants and one of mine in our tiny washer!

Who does the dishes? I do most of the time. He makes me do all of the household chores... he brings home the bacon... wait... I do that too... and you all better know I'm joking! Dallas is the biggest sweetheart and does the real work, plus helps around the house whenever he can! I do some of the household stuff to thank him for everything else he works so hard for!

Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? Well, lately we've been alternating, but previously it was Dallas (from a laying in the bed point of view)

Who pays the bills? Mostly Dallas. He's great at this. He makes me sit down with him and go over our finances each night.

Who cooks dinner? I definitely do this one; although, Dallas can hold his own in the kitchen and is master of the grill!!

Who mows the lawn? Well, we don't have one now, but when we go to his parents he does, so he will probably when we get one. We both love to work outside.

Who drives when we are together? Dallas always does. He is such a good driver. (not that I'm that bad...)

Who is more stubborn? This would definitely depend on the topic. We can both be pretty darn stubborn.

Who is the first to admit they are wrong? Ha ha ha... That's a tough one... we usually just end up laughing about it.

Whose parents do you see the most? Hmmm... Dallas'! Mine live in CA and Dallas' live just down the street, which is wonderful!

Who has more friends? Dallas definitely has more friends here since he grew up here and I'm not the best at keeping in touch. I

Who has more siblings? TIE! We are exactly the same! We're both the middle child with an older sister and older brother and two younger brothers!! Cool huh?!

Who wears the pants? He definitely wears bigger pants than I do... does that count? :)

I tag : Brittany Faiga, Jennie, Robyn, Whitney, Rashelle, and anyone else who's never done this one!! (If you want to!)

3 Things

3 Joys:
1. Spending time with Dallas
2. Spending time with Dallas
3. Spending time with Dallas

(I can't help it--he makes me so happy, but I should add these to the list because they make spending time with Dallas even better: Being a member of the church, and the temple). I also love spending time with all of my family. If I didn't have Dallas, they would be the top three! :) )

3 fears:
1. Something terrible happening to Dallas or loved one
2. Forgetting something really important (I have a tendency to be forgetful sometimes!)
3. Getting my eye punctured or falling face first and breaking a front tooth (don't those creep you out just thinking about them?) That's one of those silly ones I've had since I was little

3 goals:
1. Be a good wife and mother
3. To get back in shape! (I don't like knowing that it would be difficult to run a mile!)

Bag Tag

Ok, so the rules for bag tag are: Take everything out of your purse, and without throwing anything away take a picture and then explain the items found therein.

* I'll be honest. I cheated. I started cleaning out my purse one night and realized I hadn't done my tag yet, so I am missing a handful of receipts and gum wrappers.

I am going to start at the top and then try to go in rows from left to right so you can follow, hopefully :)

1. The purse

2. My Las Vegas Bowl 2007 game ticket, and right below it my KA (Cirque deSoleil) ticket from when we were in Vegas for the bowl game. I'm not sure why I still have these in there. I want to save them and I guess I didn't have anywhere to put them!

3. $5.oo off coupon for TGI Fridays. Yum!

4. Sunglasses slip cover (notice, however there are no sunglasses in the purse!)

5. Good ol' cell phone

6. Shopping list for WalMart

7. Lots of batteries! 7 to be exact. I usually have my camera with me and there is nothing I hate worse than running out of batteries during an important event! :)

8. Receipt from WalMart shopping trip: Looks like I got a few more items than were on my list. I need to be better at that!

9. "Just in case" medicine. Dallas and I have sensitive stomachs so we always have some stomach meds on hand.

10. Neccesity: Chapstick. I have horribly chapped lips most of the time. I've tried the, "If you don't use it as much your lips will get used to not having it." Doesn't work.

11. One lip-liner, two different lipsticks, and a lip gloss. The funny thing is that if you know me I'm never wearing any of that except on Sunday. Maybe I have it in there in hopes that maybe I'll notice it and put it on? Don't really know...

12. Let's count: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6...7 pens! No wonder I couldn't find any in my apartment...

13. Checkbook

14. Card holder with some gift cards

15. Dallas' Las Veags Bowl watch. Not sure how or why that made it into my purse?

16. My little wallet

17. Camera

18. Some spare change

Now you know why I was cleaning it out!! Can you picture all of that fitting into my purse? Needless to say, I have downsized the amount of things I carry in my purse and my husband and shoulder are thanking me for it :)

Finally! Now I am all caught up on my tags! Anyone who feels like it can be tagged to do these!