Saturday, December 31, 2011


Well I graduated from college about two weeks ago. It was rather uneventful. I did not walk in my graduation, driving 16 hours to walk was not really an option. Although, I am a little sad that I missed out on that opportunity. All that really matters is that I get my diploma in the mail. That little piece of paper cost me thousands or dollars and countless hours in front of the computer.

To celebrate we went to sushi, my favorite thing in the world almost. Orion had just gotten his wisdom teeth removed the day before so he did not really enjoy the food. Don't worry I knew I was pregnant when we got sushi and I only got the cooked rolls. My parents sent me money and that was the extent of celebrating. Until I got a package in the mail.

My Nana and Papa sent me a graduation present. A pearl and gold necklace and bracelet. I was so surprised at the gift. My Nana said she wanted to give me something that I could show my children one day and tell them where I got. I think it is so pretty and much more exciting then walking in a graduation ceremony. Although, I would have loved to wear this necklace and bracelet at my wedding. Maybe my future daughter/s will want to wear it.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

I just love this ring. It is so unique and interesting to look at. Also it is my favorite color. Orion did a great job getting me this.

Monday, December 26, 2011

The Box of Shame

I got a little upset at Orion the other day for something. I don't remember what it was about. Being the funny man that he is he put himself in the box of shame.
I could not help but laugh at him. I completely forgot why I was upset with him. It also reminded me that we need to get rid of our TV box. It has been sitting in our spare bedroom since last month.


Oh how I love Christmas for so many reasons! Mostly I love it because it reminds me of how blessed I am to know my Savior. The presents are nice too. Orion surprised me this year with my gifts. That is not something that happens often because I am an expert at ruining surprises without even trying. I got a super soft bath robe, which is not that exciting to look at so no pictures. I got my favorite thing in the world, knee high socks!
They are my favorite and I want to wear them all day long. I also got a super pretty ring. I am having a hard time taking a good picture of it, so that will just have to wait. To go along with the ring I got this really cool holder.

You can put rings on each peddle or have them sit in the middle of it. It is pretty sweet. But the best present I got this year was a BABY! Yep we are pregnant and we are so excited! This present came early. We found out in November and I just could not hold in the news any longer. I am a little over ten weeks pregnant and so far so good. No throwing up, just a huge desire to nap and go to bed early.

Orion also got great presents this year. A brand new big screen TV that he got last month. My favorite gift was his stocking stuffer.

There was coal inside for him. The look on his face was priceless! I told him he did not deserve any other presents. You would have thought I just told him to die or something how sad he looked. I quickly gave him his other presents to assure him that he was not so bad this year. It was the funniest gift ever if you ask me. The surprise for Orion was a movie I found for him .

The Muppet Christmas Carol. He has been wanting this movie for a while now, but it was hard to find. I randomly found it at Best Buy one day and had to be super sneaky to buy it without Orion knowing. To throw him off when opening the present I put the movie in a big shirt box and covered it with random little gifts. He was a little disappointed to see that I only got him gum, candy, and pretzels. Then I told him to look under all of those things. He was so surprised and happy to see the movie. When it comes to Christmas Orion really is a little kid.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Life Changing

I can't believe my life has turned out the way it has. I always planned to get married after college because I thought it would be too hard to do both. Well so much for that one. I have been married for over a 1.5 years and I graduate on the 17th! It's really weird to say that. I will be done with college in a week. What am I going to do now that I reached my goal? Uh good question. Mr. O is getting his wisdom teeth pulled on Wednesday so we can't even go out to dinner to celebrate my graduation. Lame! But I am sure I will survive. If all goes according to plan I will graduate with a 4.0 this semester! I wish I could say I had a 4.0 every semester, but my freshman year of college was ridiculous. I did not spend must time studying and my GPA reflected that. It happens to the best of us.

What do you do once you reach your goal? Make a new one? I think that is what I am going to do.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

A real tree

The year we decided to buy a real tree. We bought a real one last year, but it was a tiny little baby one. But this year we went all out. Our tree is taller than me, but not taller than Mr. O. I am in love with it.
Our stockings are just hanging out on our mini bar at the moment. We don't have a fancy hook for them yet. I am hoping to find one at a thrift store or on super sale after Christmas. We went with blue and silver this year. I just love the color combo.


Friday, December 2, 2011


Mr. O will not be happy to know that this picture is online, but I could not help myself. Last week he got some work done on his teeth and as a result could not feel half of his face.
He was eating an ice cream cone and could not feel the pieces sitting on his face. Needless to say he was not happy when I took this picture. I could not help but laugh and then push the food into his mouth. I told him it was like he was my big baby that I needed to help feed. For some reason he did not think this comment was funny.

Happy Christmas!

Christmas came early for my sweet husband. He wanted soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo bad to get a new TV. I wanted to make sure all his dreams come true, it is one of my goals in life, so we searched for a good deal. We search high and low until we found one! It still cost a zillion dollars, at least in my mind, but it is wonderful. Mr. O was so very excited when it was delivered.
It looks like he has a mustache, but he does not. I think mustaches are gross!
He could not wait to plug it in and turn it on. The only down side was the time the TV was delivered. It showed up a half hour before he needed to leave for work. He did not have enough time to play his new video game before he left. It was the happiest and saddest day of his life. hahaha
Here is our big TV. It is not huge, but it is much bigger than our old one. We gave our old one, that we got from Mr. O's grandma, to his parents. It is currently sitting on their couch. They are apparently not excited to have a big TV like Mr. O. Funny how that worked out.

The only down side to having the TV come so early is that I don't have any surprises left to give Mr. O for Christmas. I will have to think of something. I hear pinterest calling my name, it always gives me great ideas.