Saturday, February 26, 2011

Wii Party

Ever since the New Year's Eve Party, Josh has been hinting that he wants to get together again and play Guitar Hero. So this week I suggested it and we decided to all get together and have a Wii party. Jessica had just gotten a new game, Just Dance 2, and Kim brought Glee Karaoke. Between those three games we had a BLAST!
 I didn't play Guitar Hero the last time, but this time I got brave and tried it out. I tried one song and didn't do well, but then Jessica told me to try "Eye of the Tiger". I finished the song (on the easy level)! But it must have all got to my head because I never did well after that. (I couldn't even do a song on the beginners level!) 

 I've heard Just Dance is a fun game, and it IS! We were so tired and yet we kept going. 

 I didn't know if I would get into the Karaoke game, but I really enjoyed it too. 
 Even Jessica's cat Emilio joined in on the fun. 
I now have a HUGE wish list of new games on that I want to get someday, hopefully soon. 

Monday, February 21, 2011

10th Anniversary Getaway

This year we celebrated our 10th Anniversary! I have been so excited to celebrate our anniversary this year. Our anniversary was on February 9th. We wanted to get away for a few nights, but had to wait until this last weekend. That was fine with me because I felt like it made the fun last even longer. For the last two weeks I have told everyone "We're celebrating our 10th Anniversary."

At first we talked about escaping the cold and going to St. George for a weekend, but when I started calling around looking for a room, they were already booked up, and I was calling two months in advance! So then we decided to try something new and go to Logan. We stayed at the Anniversary Inn and LOVED every second of it.

There is so many amazing things about this place! They have themed luxury suites that are so cute. We choose to stay in the "Artic Journey" Room.
Along with our room, we added on the "Adore Me" package. It included:
A single rose
A large box of chocolates
An in room massage
Rose petals scattered around the room
3 battery operated votive candles
1 large bath truffle
Late Checkout
Two nights before we went up, I got on their website again, just to look around. That is when I noticed that each room also comes with:
Warm cookies as you check in
Two slices of cheesecake in the fridge in your room
A bottle of Sparkling Apple Cider
Breakfast each morning.

Then I was even more excited to go!
We didn't drink our Sparking Apple Cider until the last night. But each day room service made sure to fill our thing with ice so it would be cold for us. We also ate the cheese cake the same night.

I added one more small package to our room. It was 2 champagne flutes filled with Hershey Kisses.

I loved the rose petals around the tub! I made sure to press a few in a book so I could take them home.
One of the votive candles and the large bath truffle. It smelled so good! I bought some more when we check out so I could have some to use at home.
The BIG thing for our getaway was it HAD to have a jetted tub. I love soaking in the tub, but our house is old which means our tub is small. When we have a room with a jetted tub, I try to get a year worth of baths in the weekend. I spent half of my time in the tub reading books while Josh watched the hunting channel.

We weren't sure if we would like the massage, but we decided it sounded fun. Two gals came right to our room and gave us each a half hour massage. It ended up being the highlight of our trip. Josh loved that they massaged his head.
When you check in, they give you a card for each day you are staying and have you choose what time you want your room cleaned and what you want for breakfast. They only have a small selection of choices, but we tried each item and they were all good! Each meal came with your selection, 2 choices of drinks and a yogurt parfait.

Friday morning's breakfast:
I had the cinnamon raisin bagel, orange juice and hot chocolate.
Josh had a cinnamon roll and 2 cranberry juices.
Saturday's breakfast:
I had the Raspberry Danish, orange juice and hot chocolate.
Josh had the Ham & Cheese Croissant and 2 cranberry juices.
Sunday's Breakfast.
I originally was going to have a regular bagel, but after trying Josh's breakfast on Saturday, I called the front desk and had them change my order. I had the Ham & Cheese Croissant, cranberry juice and hot chocolate.
Josh had the Raspberry Danish and 2 cranberry juices.
One day we found Walmart so we could buy a vase for the rose so we could enjoy it during our stay.
Other highlights of the weekend included our first time seeing a movie in 3D. We went to "Gnomeo & Juliet". It was so cute. Before the movie, we were trying to kill time and we ended up at SubZero Ice Cream. It was so good! I was so mad that I had left my camera in our room. We tried to go back on Sunday before leaving, but they were closed.
The Anniversary Inn has several rooms. They offer tours each afternoon, but we were usually out eating lunch so we never went on the tours. But one day the room next to ours, "King Arthur's Court" was left open, so we went in to look around.

Also that day the "Lost in Space" room was open for just a second while the cleaning lady went to get supplies. The bed wasn't made yet, so I only took a picture of the bathroom.
We had so much fun on our trip and we are already talking about going back again and trying another room.

For a few years I have wanted a couples ring that had both of our birthstones. I've looked around a few times, but never found one I liked. This year I was determined to get one. A few weeks ago while shopping in the city with Kim & Jessica, I ran into Zale's to see what they had. At first they tried to talk me into a Mother's Ring because those are styled for birthstones. But then the guy found a ring that was PERFECT! It matches my wedding ring almost perfectly. It came with three diamonds already in it. We had those taken out and three different stones put in, my birthday in January, Josh's birthday in December and our Anniversary month in February. Then they turned the 2 smaller diamonds into earrings. I have the bigger diamond and just need to choose a necklace setting for it.

It took a few weeks to get my ring ready, but I was able to pick it up on our way to Logan on Thursday. I am so in LOVE with it. Its just what I have pictured all of these years.

I bought Josh a new gun for our anniversary. Sorry, I don't have a picture yet because he's still waiting for the scope rings to come in so he can put the scope on and he doesn't want me to take a picture until its all ready. So I'll post that later.
Celebrating 10 years of bliss was wonderful. I can't imagine my life without Josh. I'm forever grateful that he asked me to spend the rest of eternity with him.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

I was excited to come home tonight and find this bag of goodies waiting for me. 
 Josh got me some chocolate raspberry cups, pecan caramels, Hershey's Pot of Gold Caramels and Dark Chocolate Raspberry sticks. I'm so loved and so spoiled. 

Valentine's Craft

Last week I saw this cute idea on Dating Divas for a Valentine Gift. Click HERE to see the tutorial and the free printables. Each day has a slip of paper with something I love about my husband. I came up with more then 24 things, so some spots have two. I was going to put a Hershey Kiss in each one, but I was afraid it would fall out since this hangs on the wall. I gave it to Josh this morning and he said he loves it. He's going to open one a day. I also got him a bag of chocolates, but they are half gone. 

 Last week I bought this sign because I love it so much. I have always loved Josh with all my heart, but over the last year that love has become even stronger and greater. What a perfect way to express our love.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Valentine Kits

A few weeks ago I got these cute Valentine's kits from the Idea Closet. I LOVE them. I don't have much Valentine decor (except stuffed animals) so I'm excited to have these. 

Close to My Heart just came out with some new paper packs and I knew the Sweetheart one would be perfect!
 This hearts were fun to make. They took some sewing, but it was all by hand and I had fun putting them together. 

I usually craft alone because the cats get into everything. But sometimes the door gets left open. When that happens, Zipper, Ally and Buddy come in and explore all over. Then usually they will lay down for a nap. Zipper gets as close as possible. And keeps one of my feet very warm. He is such a momma's boy!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

A dozen roses

A dozen roses to celebrate 10 years.
 Ten years of bliss. Ten years of Heaven.

Just a few pictures

Buddy STILL nurses. I keep trying to get a picture, but each time he get the camera out, he quits. So now I have Zipper the toe sucking cat and Buddy the nursing kitten. Ally's milk has been gone for a long time, but it doesn't stop him from trying. And she loves being a mom so she doesn't stop him.
 I love my hair curled. I just wish it wasn't so much work.

Superbowl 2011

We're not huge football fans. Josh will watch a game if nothing else is on, but usually there is a hunting show on so its pretty rare. But that doesn't stop up from using the Superbowl excuse to feast on junk food. Most years we just stay home. Some years we watch the game, so years we don't.

But this year my cousins invited us to watch the Superbowl with them. We went to Kevin & Calleen's house and watched the game with them and Jessica & Andrew, Brandon & Kim and Alecia. We had a ton of fun and ate way too much.

I took a picture of the table, but not everything is in the picture because we kept adding food and even more of the food was in the kitchen. I took the Parmesan Fondue sauce and bread to dip in it. Along with that we ate stuffed mushrooms, mini pigs in a blanket, cheese bites, veggie tray, spinach artichoke dip, chips (made from our bountiful basket), fresh lemonade, etc. We had a lot of food.
Josh and I didn't really root for a team, but we both thought it was a good game.  Just before we left I wanted to get a picture of me and Josh. I'm still learning on my new camera so I took a few picture of Josh to find the setting I liked best.
 Then I handed my camera to Jessica. When I sat back, I pumped Josh and he spilt his drink down his shirt. Oh well, at least we avoided disaster until it was time to go home.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Snowflake Kits

Here are some of my newest kits from the Idea Closet.

True to my nature, I decided to swap out the paper for some out of my own supply. This time I also lightly brushed the letters with some blue ink. The snow flakes were purple to match the paper set the kit came with, but I was able to ink them blue too so I could use them. 
 Then I got this snowflake tree. I had some confusion on what it would actually be. Tracy mentioned that fabric is the big thing this year, so I thought the tree would be made out of ribbon. I was a little surprised to find the kit full of paper. It was a little bit of work to make the snowflakes, but in the end I loved how it turned out. I also used Jessica spray glitter to give it some shine. 

I have two Valentine's kits I'm working on right now. The paper I want to use will hopefully be here early next week so I can finish them. But until then I was able to get my hearts put together. If I had know they required sewing, I might have not gotten them. All the sewing was done with just a needle and thread and I really didn't mind that. I love how cute they are and I can't wait to finish the project along with the other Valentine's kit I have.