Tuesday, January 27, 2009

my new favorite item

I don't usually post things like this, but I had to share my new found love for the Ziploc Zip 'n Steam bags! I know it sounds lazy right...why don't you just get a veggie steamer and do it the real way......but, these little microwavable gifts from heaven are perfect for us!!!!
We are really busy people these days! And we've been trying to eat healthy, which is really time consuming and expensive!! But anyways, i can prepare all my meals in the morning, portion them out and at dinner time i just throw the veggies in the steam bag and
*BAM* 2 minutes later they are perfectly steamed and ready to eat! You don't even have to add water or butter....all i put in with them is the wonderful Bruce's Seasoning (pretty much a staple on everything we cook) and they taste awesome! I will never go back to steaming them in a pot..unless maybe i have more time in the evening to make dinner. But for now, this works and it saves me major time, LOVE THEM!

Saturday, January 24, 2009


Why is it that the days you get so SiCk that you don't feel like doing anything, end up being WEEKENDS?! Seriously the 1 day that i'm bad enough to take a day off from work IS my day off from work! Why o why couldn't it be a monday or friday or ANY weekday!
one of the questions i'm asking in heaven....

Underworld: Rise of the Lycans

Last night Jared and I took my little bro Waylon to go see Underworld: Rise of the Lycans...Her's my review:

Plot: An origins story centered on the centuries-old feud between the race of aristocratic vampires and their onetime slaves, the Lycans

Rated: R - for bloody violence and some sexuality

First off, this is not Underworld 3, it is the 3rd movie to come out, but it is a prequel to the other 2 movies, placed centuries before Underworld.

If you like Vampire/Werewolf movies and lots of blood and sweet action then go see this movie immediately!!! I LOVED this movie, it match all of my expectations and more! I was very worried about how good or bad it might be, considering it was a prequel. Usually i feel like prequels spend too much time trying to bridge the gap between the movies. Or they have way too much or too little info for people who didn't see the originals. This one got it dead on perfect! It had plot and character references to the original Underworld movies, but it wasn't overbearing...it was just enough actually. They also casted perfectly for the part of Sonja...Rhona Mitra...she was awesome! I even liked her better than Kate Beckinsale in the other 2 movies. Granted they played different characters, but Mitra did a way cooler bad A vampire chika! I also thoroughly enjoyed watching Michael Sheen play the infamous Lucian. He was great in the first 2, but this one was all about him and he freaking rocks as a crazy Lycan!! Bill Nighy (Viktor) doesn't dissapoint either...he does the insane weird evil vampire perfectly! I love his reactions and facial expressions!! There was plenty of Vampire vs. Lycan death matches and tons of blood and gore to go right along with Underworld, and Underworld: Evolution. Oh and for all you ladies who are debating about seeing it because of teh violence...this movie has one of the most powerful and intense romance stories ever!! I give it 4.5 stars for pure awesomeness!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Happy B-day Julie!

Happy Birthday to my beautiful Sister-in-law Julie. She is Jared's sister and Mom to 2 of the cutest kiddos on the planet! I am so lucky to have in laws like her, she has always made me feel like family, and I am extremely grateful for the amazing example she is to me. I hope I can be as good a mommy as she is someday. Jared and I just wanted you to know how much we love you and we hope you had a great day today, we miss you guys and hate California for keeping you! Happy Birthday Julie!!!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

2008 in a nut shell

Well 2008 was a good year for us, actually it was a GREAT year for us!!! Here's some fun info to wrap up what we were up to last year!
February - Went up to the cabin with my little bro Waylon to play in tons of snow!!

March - My mom and I got to go to the Hockey Fan Night w/ the Phoenix Coyotes at Dave & Busters in Desert Ridge...I got to meet my favorite player: Keith Ballard!!!

April - Jared had his 23rd B-day. We went up to Parks again this time with Josh & Claudia for some fishing, and I went to Bug O' Rama 2008 with my brothers Waylon, and Jeremy

May - We went on my family's traditional Memorial Day 'Death March' hike down the Paria Canyon, and this time Jared and his Mom got to come too!

July - We went up to Lake Powell for an AWESOME Tieman vacation on a big houseboat and celebrated our 1st year anniversary while we were there by going on a sweet plane ride above the lake and staying at a hotel for a night.

August - We moved into our house!!! and we had another fun vacation with the Tiemans in Deer Valley Ut at this amazing cabin!

October - my 23rd B-day, Our Halloween Party! and we got new callings at church - Bear Cub Scout Leader....and we love it!

November - Thanksgiving at the Cabin with the Tieman Family and some uneventful Elk Hunting

December - Christmas! and lots of fun times with Family!

Here's to hoping for 2009 to be just as good, if not BETTER for everyone...Happy New Years!