Thursday, February 19, 2009


so hear in southern Idaho we have been getting a lot of fog , hear is a picture of the fog there getting in SLC

Sunday, February 15, 2009

happy valentine's day...

or rather...a happy valentine's WEEK! I have the best husband a girl could ask for! Every day was a new surprise! On Monday morning, Jared brought home a giant cookie with the words "LOVE YOU" written in delicious white frosting. Little did he know that there's always been a special place in my heart for "giant cookies" thanks to my wonderful parents!

(the giant cookie next to a shiny penny so you can get the idea of just how ginormous it was...)

Thursday morning, I woke up to the smell of french toast(with freshly made cinnamon burst bread) being prepared in the kitchen. What made this even more special is that Jared wakes up at 3:30 every morning to be to work by 4, and that morning, he had gotten off early, made the grocery store run, and finished the french toast all by the time he woke me up at seven thirty. Like I said...the greatest husband EVER!

Saturday(Valentine's Day), Jared picked me up from work with fresh flowers and Lindt chocolates and asked me to get dressed up for the secret night out he had been planning for over a month, and surprised me with a special Valentine's Day dinner at our favorite restaurant, "Senang's." It included an apple amuse, deconstructed chicken curry soup, marinated red beet spinach salad, braised New York beef rib with mushroom garlic rice, prawns in a lemon creme sauce with a red pepper risotto, a lemon sorbet "pallette cleanser" as they called it, and finally a flourless dark chocolate torte with fresh strawberries, all locally grown and prepared in a kitchen with an actual "sioux chef." (although I probably spelled that wrong) Everything was beautiful and perfect!

(Valentine's Day dinner)

Before the night was over, we saw "Coraline" which was super cute, but quite honestly a little scary! Definitely worth it!

(sweet 3-D glasses)

Yep! I'm the luckiest girl around! Happy Hearts Day y'all!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

temple square

Here are just a few pictures of Temple Square at Christmas time. My absolute favorite!

9 plus weeks

This is just the first of many pictures of the crazy ways that Jess's tummy is slowly but surely becoming the size of a small planet. I had my first appointment almost a week and a half ago and the official due date is September 12, 2009; although the first ultrasound isn't for another few weeks so the due date may be plus or minus a few days, but as far as their calculations go, I should be 9 and a half weeks along. The morning sickness is easing up and my appetite is finally getting back to normal. Almost done with the first trimester! YAY! P.S. I was turned more sideways for the second one, so you can actually see the baby bulge! :D

Italy Catania Mission

It's official! Daniel received his mission call this morning to the Italy Catania Mission! I'm so very proud of him! He enters the MTC on April 22nd! Yay for missionary work! :D