Sunday, November 21, 2010

We had a craving for some carving!

PUMPKIN CARVING! So, last year Ben and I did not carve pumpkins for some reason, so I had to make absolutely sure that we would this year. So we went to the pumpking patch with Forrest and Melissa and picked out the very best pumpkins. And I mean, the very best. Just like Christmas trees, I am SUPER picky about pumpkins! This have to be the perfect shape and color, and have a good stem. It was super fun picking them all out! But it was pretty cold..

Forrest made friends with a goat.

And his pumpkin...
And then the carving went down! We all decided to be fancy and use pumpkin templates..which yes, did give us some pretty cool looking pumpkins. But man did it take long! I'll let you guess which pumpkin we didn't use a template on.

You didn't know I was crafty..did you?

Well, in actuality. I'm not but for some reason, I've been in a crafty mood recently! So, I realized I didn't have any cute Halloween/Fall decorations really, and I needed some. I saw this cute idea in one of my magazines and thought, "Hey, that's just easy enough for a un-crafty person like me!" All you need is some jars in different sizes, tissue paper, and Mod Podge. And with that you can make these:
For Fall!
P.s. I HATE my Give Thanks jar. But oh well...

Meh.. School...meh...

I decided that my first day of school did not warrant a "real" post cause yuck. (Plus I didn't get the quintessential standing in news school clothes with backpack on picture) So really, what's the point!

M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E!!!

Ok, so looking over The Plan, I realized I didn't really take pictures of some of I may not post about them. But here goes...

IT WAS MY BIRTHDAY! Like a hundred years ago, in August. Haha. Well for my birthday Ben and I took a trip out to California and we went to Disneyland! Over the 2 1/2 years Ben and I have known eachother, we have already gone to Disneyland 6 times! For not living in California, that's pretty good! And.. while we were there, we decided to buy Season passes! So we plan to go quite a few more times in the next year or so. We already have one maybe two days planned for Christmas time! (Which, in case you don't know, is the ABSOLUTE best time to go to Disneyland. Anywho, so we went for two days and it was perfect! The first day was super super hot so we spent to things like Turtle Time with Crush and the Aladdin show.. inside and nice and cold! Here's a couple pictures from that trip... P.s. There's not too many because we were just having way too much fun to be worried about pictures!

Ben and I always try to think of new things to do for the pictures!

Ben's very first funnel cake!

We must have been on a a little bit of a sugar high!

We ate lunch at the Blue Bayou (the restaurant in Pirates of the Caribbean) and I had a kids meal which was basically just smaller portions of the adult meal, but for like half the price! And.. I got carrot sticks!!!!!

And, of course, MY FAVORITE RIDE! But apparently, it's everyone else's favorite ride too, cause for some reason it always has the longest line!

I just absolutely love Disneyland and I love Ben for taking me there and I love that he and I have season passes now, I've always wanted one. The one thing I don't love about that trip... is my season pass picture... SO BAD! But oh well, it's worth it!
Also... if you are reading this and thinking, "Man, I love Disneyland! I remember when..." Then you should post a comment and tell me (and the world) what your favorite Disneyland memory is!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

The Plan!

I keep telling myself that I have at least two or three new posts to put on here, but I never end up doing it. So my hope is that now that I have it down in writing that it will force me to finally do it! Come on, Kelsie! NO MORE PROCRASTINATION! IN case you are curious, here are the teasers to the posts I hope to add soon.
- Ben and Kelsie's Disney Trip
- Kelsie's First day of School and Birthday!
- Kelsie's Attempt to bake her way through Martha Stewart's Cupcake book
- A display/ attempt at bragging about my adorable Halloween/Fall Jars... seriously, so cute!

So that's my plan, man. Hopefully it will happen. We'll see. :)

Friday, September 10, 2010



(Not really. Just testing our viewers at home on how closely we're followed! Teehee)

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Au Revoir!

Just a quick post! I was so happy that I was able to go with Andy and her parents to drop her off at the MTC. Although it was just a few minutes really, it was what I needed to say goodbye and feel ok with not seeing her for so long. I'm so proud of her, and know that she will be an absolutely AMAZING missionary! I can't wait to get her letters and hear about all the fantastic work she is doing! Of course I'll miss her terribly, but somehow I'll make it through!! :)
Oh, and a few notes on the actual drop off process.
1. Because Wednesdays are the day all new missionaries go in, it is absolutely a madhouse over at the MTC. There were seriously lines to go and take a picture with your missionary infront of the gates! Crazy!
2. When you drop off your missionary you are giving a spot on the curb to pull up to and then the missionary is just supposed to get out and grab their luggage and go. And Andy was super nervous because she had two big suitcases and wasn't sure she'd be able to lug them around. But as we were driving in, we noticed that at each parking spot were two Elders with Host nametages, ready to help you with your luggage! It was seriously precious and it like made my day!

California...California.. Here we Coooooommmmeee!!!

So this past weekend we finally made a trip out to Redlands! We hadn't been since the wedding, and I was missing my family, the weather, the palm trees, Andy and just about EVERYTHING in Redlands!
We went out for Andy's farewell and then just to spend time with the familia. We mostly hung out and ate and that's about it! We got to go down to Orange County to go see my grandparents, which was super nice because Ben had only met them once and that was at our wedding reception.
Andy's farewell talk was wonderful and her primary class sung "I hope they call me on a mission," and pretty much all of us cried! We didn't get to spend as much with Andy as we had hoped, but at least we got to see her for a little bit before she left for 18 months!
Anywho, it was a really short trip and we were so lame we didn't take any pictures! But we are planning another trip out to California in August for my birthday! It's going to be a Disneyland Extravaganza! And I promise there will be a TON of pictures to put on from that trip!

Friday, May 21, 2010

It was Ben and our friend Forrest's birthdays a couple a weeks ago! I still think it's crazy that they are so alike and there brithdays are right next to eachothers. Anywho. So on Ben's birthday we decided to go to Pirate Island for dinner. The food wasn't all that great, but the atmosphere and decorations are awesome!! It also happened to be karaoke night, which wasn't exactly our favorite part the whole time. These two tween-age girls kept getting up to sing over and over and over again!! But we did get to see a pirate sing and get money stuck down his pants, so it was worth it! :P After dinner, we headed over to the movie theater to wait in line for the midnight show of Iron Man. It was freezing outside, but we didn't really mind! The movie was awesome, but of course, I fell asleep 5 minutes before the end of it. So typical! It was a ton of fun and I think they both had really great birthdays!

Pirate Booty!

Melissa and I REALLY liked this pirate! haha!!

Ben and Forrest must have thought we liked him a little too much!

Fun was had by all!

Monday, April 26, 2010


I have officially gotten my laptop back! Woot! After almost 6 months of hanging out on Kelsie's laptop, we are both blessed enough to have our own systems once again. :) It feels good.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Easters and Familia!

So, I know I haven't posted anything on here and I am super lame. But school has just been crazy crazy the past couple of weeks, but the semester is almost over and I think it will be my summer goal to keep this blog updated! So I decided to write about Easter and General Conference weekend! It was so much fun because my parents and sister were able to come up from California to stay with us for a couple days.

We got to go to General Conference and it was a first for my family. My mom said that she was almost 50 and needed to go to Conference at least once in her life! So we got to go to Saturday afternoon and it was super awesome because we got to get handicap parking because of Dizzle, so no dealing with annoying Conference traffic and parking drama! Yay!

After conference we went to my very favorite bakery in Salt Lake called Gourmandise. Seriously, if you are ever in Salt Lake.. go there!!! It's so freaking delicious and the desserts look like they are out of a magazine!

Of course, it was Easter weekend so we had to dye eggs! Even Daddy joined in on the the fun a little bit!

We had some pretty freaking awesome eggs!
On Sunday we had a big dinner with my family and Ben's parents and my brother and his best friend Andrew. It was a really fun and I even made two whole roast chickens -- they didn't turn out exactly how I wanted, but they were still pretty delicious! All in all it was a great weekend and I was so happy to spend time with my family because I miss them so much!

Friday, February 26, 2010


EXCITED! EXCITED! EXCITED! *jumps up and down like a tiny monkey*