13 December 2010

It's Official...

I'm the worst studier that ever lived. I'm sitting in the Library, and I have been here for 3 hours. I've only managed to choke down 4 math sections and a take home test. Probably about 1/4 of what I should have done by now. So what do I do? Blog :)

Here is a little bit of what has been happening in the past little while…

Winter has officially turned my hands in to those of an 80 year old Grandma. Pretty gross, and painful. BUT, what can you do?

Please look at this picture… More specifically look at (scroll down)

THIS part of this picture! Yes, I made this … and I'm kind of proud of it! Jared was nice enough to sport it at church this Sunday.

Lastly, Ali and I were getting ready for bed last night. I just had to laugh at our PJ's. Classy, right?!

Now, to pretend like I'm studying again...

25 November 2010


So, this Thanksgiving we decided to start a new little tradition competition. 
What is it you ask? Oh… just a flexibility competition. 
Was it a tiny bit unfair since we have a ballerina, a dance depot team member and two former cheerleader/drill teamers? 
Well, you can judge that for yourself
Let's just say we were pleasantly surprised by how flexible some of the adults are! 
Here are the pictures from the event.

from youngest to oldest…

BELLA! (aka Bella Button)

Saylor! (a competitor)

Savannah! (the team dancer)

Remi! (the ballerina)

Ali (I was trying to make my arm and my leg bend equally, mission accomplished :) )

Uncle Cory! (the sleeper)

Aunt Stefani! (former drill teamer)

Dad! (never seizes to impress… or make us laugh)

Jordan! (his legs might be the longest… ha)

Hilary! (more laughing than lifting)

Mom! (former cheerleader)

Grandma!!! (she wanted to compete too!)

Overall, I think the tradition is a keeper!

23 November 2010

Happy Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday to HILARY! 
My most favorite older sister I've ever had! 
Hope your day is perfect, you deserve it! 

22 November 2010


This past week or so I've been staying up a little past my bed time to read a book. This seems mostly nerdy, but it is a big deal. I always get up before 6 a.m. so staying up any later than I have to, mostly not worth it. For this however, totally worth it!

I finally finished the 3rd Fablehaven book! I am in love with these books. They are very quick, entertaining reads that are just pure fun. If you don't believe me… try it yourself!

08 November 2010

T. Swift

Am I obsessed with this CD?

Maybe a little. 

Best music I've heard in a while. LOVE all the songs. Especially number 3. 


you won't regret it

14 October 2010

The Social Network

Last night wasn't a good night. So what did I do? Went to see a movie about friends. Yes I saw The Social Network. Can I just say how awesome this movie was!? The story line was so easy to get into and I literally watched the whole thing (which is a big deal because I lose attention pretty fast). The only thing that I was disappointed in was that it was rated PG-13 and it was pretty inappropriate. There were a lot of scantily dressed girls and the swearing was not necessary. With out those to massive flaws, this could have been a very aw-inspiring movie. 

The lesson I learned from it was don't short yourself of anything in life. We are capable of incredible things. When things seem like they aren't going well, there is always some way to make them 100% better. Life is going to be hard, but it is up to us individually to make it great.

28 September 2010

A. Ali

Can you even handle how precious and tiny these two are!?

10 September 2010

Two Weeks...

Two weeks of school are now over, and what do I have to show for it?

A whole BUNCH of math problems. … bleh.

I needed to blog because boy did I need a break from studying.

Right now I am enjoying a Pumpkin Jamba… so, so good. 

Also, I'm thinking about the TWINS that are coming any day!!!! Couldn't be more excited!

the proud 'soon to be' parents!

Now back to math for about 4 hours until I go take a timed 2 hour test… then a real break!!!


05 September 2010

Dad's First Time Baking!

Dad decided today that he wanted to have a reputation as being an outstanding baker. To accomplishing this feat he thought he should start by baking something. Good idea, right? Well one would think you would start out with box brownies, or chocolate chip cookies. Not dad, he chose to make homemade raisin filed cookies for his first try. 

No surprise - they turned out amazing! They took forever though, but job well done dad! Probably the best raisin filled cookies we've ever eaten! (You were also very entertaining to watch while baking for the first time!) 

Needless to say, my father is AMAZING!

pictures to prove it…

03 September 2010

Week 1

First week of school. Hardest week of my life for multiple reasons. Played some serious ball to relieve stress. (or just for fun)
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18 August 2010

Hi… My name is Ali...

…and I'm a TV-aholic.

It's true.
So basically I used to watch too much TV since I get done working at around oh… 12. 

I've since cut back to 3 shows. Huge, Pretty Little Liars, and Prison Break. 

Yesterday I finished Prison Break. Loved it.

Today was Huge, and I made this post because I loved this quote from it.

"Getting what we always wanted, can sometimes be very scary. It's often, just as things are going really well, that we will sabotage ourselves. So just be aware. There may be a self destructive part of us that doesn't want us to get better, that's more comfortable with pain. So remember, the more willing we are to look at this destructive part of ourselves, the less power it will have over us."

Even though this was in reference to losing weight… I think it can apply to a lot of things. Maybe I can learn something from my addiction? (Ok, probably not.) 

08 August 2010

The Big 13

Happy Birthday Remi Mae! 

I can't believe you are 13! 

(Please notice how the cupcakes I made her very much resemble popcorn!)

29 July 2010

Guiltiest Pleasure

I can say without a doubt, that these are my guiltiest pleasure! Mint Chocolate Tuffles. It makes me sad to think that my favorite chocolate foundry is in Sun Valley Idaho, and I will not be going this year. First time in 20 years. No one makes a mint truffle as good as the 'candy shop.' This week however, the ones from Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory have done just fine! 

16 July 2010

Peepee Teepee

The other day I was at the maternity store with 
this pregnant girl ...

and we saw these ...

If she wasn't having two little girls, we probably would have purchased them because we thought they were so funny/creative!

15 July 2010

Peas and Potatoes

Why is it that 

mixed with 

Plus some milk, flour, salt, and pepper make the BEST dinner ever?

Some things, I'll just never know.

11 July 2010

A Little Bit of Lately

Friday night I did pulled pork sandwiches ...

I thought they were pretty good, but in the oh so tender words of Chase "they have too many vegetables." ... So there you have it. 

Saturday I decided to do breakfast, so what did I choose?

These little muffin's ... there were a couple that got eaten before I could take the picture! ... They all disappeared, so I took that as a good sign!

Today, because of the dreary weather we have been having, my mother suggested I go for some soup. 

...and it was seriously the best soup EVER! I was quite proud of it. Remi Mae helped me with it, so maybe she has the special touch or something... what ever it was, it was gooood! (oh, and it called for *minced* garlic... good thing I know what the word minced means :] ) ... If you would like the recipes for any of these, let me know! So worth it on the soup...

Also ... today is AUNT CELIAS BIRTHDAY! Happy Birthday Aunt C. :) LOVE YOU!

and ... DAD get's home tomorrow! I can't wait!

08 July 2010


So ... I've decided to cook dinner for the family for the next little while! and I also decided I'm going to post a picture of it when it looks good! 

Tonight it looked good.

Penne Pasta with Chicken and Broccoli 

It also tasted good. Which was a perk! 

Considering the fact that I'm not a great chef, I feel alright being pretty pleased with this one!

02 July 2010


I was looking through a genealogy book this morning and saw, what I thought was a weird coincidence. Please tell me I'm not the only one who sees this similarity?! 

Grandpa Von


Shia LaBeouf!

29 June 2010


So, as Chase and I are the only children home this week, I got to thinking.. I was taking finals on his Birthday and I didn't post about him! 

So here is to Chase - The absolute BEST brother in the ENTIRE world. 

What a stud - I'm so lucky to have him as a brother!

25 June 2010


I'm excited to post about the next book that I've read. Fablehaven. 


Much to my surprise, I loved it! The book was nothing like I expected - in fact it exceeded all expectations. It was so entertaining, with a great story line and some very lovable characters. I'm really excited to read the next books in the series! What a good find, I'm glad I allowed myself to read it. You probably should read it too!