Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Thanksgiving, Birthday, Christmas, V-Day!

Wow it has been forever since I have blogged. I need to get better at this. So many things have been happening, and I have gotten worse at taking pictures and keeping up to date with everything. So since November, the last time I blogged, I have set up the apartment (pictures on Facebook), Thanksgiving, my birthday, Christmas, and Valentine's Day. Also in there is applying to school and getting ready for this Spring term starting March 26th.

Birthday, 13 December, I turned 21!! Yay too bad I don't drink.

Brandon is so amazing! And he loves me so much! So he knows how much I love going to the Temple, so he took the day off, and in the morning we went to the Columbus Temple. That is the only working LDS Temple in Ohio, and it is an hour and half away. I do have to say I miss not having the Temple so close like in Washington, but at least its only one and half an hour away and not 6!

Brandon and I outside of the Columbus Temple

Cupcake! Yummy!

He got me flowers for my b-day :)

For Thanksgiving, Brandon and mine's 1st Thanksgiving together as a married couple, we just stayed in Ohio. We had Thanksgiving with his brother's family and his parents. It was really fun and nice. I made Uncle Bruce's chocolate cheesecake as well as a lemon meringue pie. They came out delicious! Everybody loved it and wanted me to make them one. They are still asking me for it!

Christmas, we again stayed in Ohio and spent it with his parents.

Brandon and I at our apartment in front of our Christmas Tree. :)

Brandon actually has a really good taste! He got me a blue v-neck sweater. (about the same color on my scarf in that picture, but probably a tad darker blue) It looks really good. He was so worried about it, but he did just fine. I'm so lucky to have a guy like him!

For Christmas, we were to bring dessert, so we brought an orange-chocolate-gingerbread cookie cheesecake. (Brandon came up with the idea). The crust is made out of gingerbread cookies. The white in it is orange cheesecake, and the chocolate is of course orange chocolate. It was so tasty!

We made a orange chocolate sauce to go on top of it! It was so yummy!

Uncle Brandon with his niece and nephew, Kathryn and Johnathan

Valentine's Day. Since its on a Tuesday and Brandon works on Tuesday, 3pm-11pm. So we had dinner Monday night at Olive Garden. Then Tuesday we got up and getting everything for his work and he surprised me by leaving, coming home with a dozen red roses with a new vase cuz we didn't have one, a heart pizza, and said he has the day off! We then went to Jungle Jims. For those who don't know what that is, its like an IKEA but all of food! It has every single food possible and its HUGE!! You name it and they got it! We seriously spent 3 hours there and we could have easily spent another day in there! I had a great Valentines Day! Brandon is sooooooo amazing and it was great! I LOVE YOU! Oh and I got him a tie chain that he has been wanting, and he loves it!

So pretty!!!

Now this next part is pics from Jungle Jims. Disclaimer: Jackie if you do not wish to be sick to your stomach, do not look at the pics :) There are things that are gross! Look at your own risk. But make sure to look at the last photo! Don't worry its not gross.

(not sure why it is turned, something to do with the iPhone, but its a Tur-Duc-Hen)

Really Angry Birds gummies?!?!


Pork Kidney

Pork Tongues

Chicken Feet

Pork Snouts

Pork Liver

Beef Tongue

Duck Feet

There was an entire aisle full of hot sauces with funny names, such as this "Hot 'N Horny". There were some crazy other ones too!

I start school at Wright State University on March 26th, for those who care and wanted to know.

New Goal: take more pictures!!! and Blog more!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Pineapple Chicken

So Brandon works 2nd shift and that is 3pm-11pm. Since we don't have dinner together, we have lunch which is like our dinner. So today for lunch, I came up with something crazy and new, called Pineapple Chicken.

We had no idea how it was going to turn out but it turned out delicious!

Pineapple Chicken, with rice and on top of the rice is a pineapple sauce like and broccoli.

If you wanna know more about this pineapple chicken and let me know.

Brandon's Birthday

November 4th was Brandon's Birthday.

That morning, I got up at 7 and made one of his favorite breakfast, sausage gravy and biscuits.

It was so filling and yummy!

Brandon took that day off and so I made one of his favorite dinners, Chicken Alfredo and it was a nice candlelight dinner.

Chicken Alfredo and garlic bread. What is missing in this picture???

Time for dessert!

Happy Birthday to my amazing husband, Brandon!! I love you!

Answer to question: Glasses and something to drink. We sat down and then we're like there is nothing to drink, oops, so i quickly got it. haha.


After the wedding and before the Washington reception, Brandon and I just stayed in Idaho and Utah and we just did our honeymoon there.

We ate Olive Garden in Idaho Falls, Idaho.

This is the new BYU-Idaho Center. It can hold all the students who go to BYU-I for their devotionals on Tuesday. It started being built in the Winter Semester 2010 when Brandon and I were there. When we first saw it we were amazed by it, it looks just like the Conference Center in Salt Lake City minus the General Authority seats and the Organ Pipes part. It really is outstanding and huge!!

For those who have been to the Conference Center doesn't it look like it??

Brandon on the balcony part of it.

Me :)

We then went to Montpelier, ID to see his Grandma (mom's mom) and over to Heyburn, ID to see his other Grandma (dad's mom). After that the next day we went down to Salt Lake City and went to Temple square.

The observation deck. The Salt Lake City Temple.

In the visitor center at Temple Square there is a pay phone! CRAZY!

After Temple Square we went to the Greek restaurant Souvlaki's. Brandon never had Greek food and he loved it!

The gyro and fries. YUMMY!

We went over to the State Capital.

Me in front of the capital.

Us in front of the capital.

Then we just hung around, and saw friends, and Jackie (I cleaned her fish tank while I was there ;) ) and then we went up to Washington that Friday.


On October 15th I got married to the guy of dreams, Brandon. We got married in the Rexburg, ID Temple.

First is some pictures of my bridals that were taken in Huber Heights, OH where his parents are from. We are now living in Fairborn, OH.

I love the purple in here! (On the right corner, it says Day, Natalie Day was my photographer)

Jumping in the air!

Laying on my dresss

October 15, 2011
Wedding day!

The weather was perfect for this day, as you can tell in the pictures. The very next day it was cloudy and raining. We couldn't have asked for anything better!

Brandon and I walking out the doors of the Temple.

We are so happy! Best day ever!

Dip in front of Temple

Us in front of the temple.

Love it!

Our rings and my shoes with my bouquet. Stephanie Springgay did my and my bridesmaid bouquets. She did a great job. Thanks Steph, love ya!

Brandon and I on the "stairs" looking at the Temple.

Story 0f the stairs for those who have not heard it. On a Saturday in the Winter Semester of school at BYU-I, I was having a rough day because of my crazy roommates. It was about 10 degrees Fahrenheit. Brandon and I were texting each other and then I said, well I'm going on for a walk. He asked if I wanted him to come with me, and I said that I will be walking up by the Temple and if he was there I wouldn't push him away. When I got up to the Temple to clear my mind and just take a break from everything, I sat on these stairs and Brandon came up and sat next to me. (A couple hours before this Brandon in the morning at 6:30am goes up to the Temple and works in the baptistery and the Temple is about 1/2 mile away from his apartment so in the freezing cold he walked back to the Temple which is all uphill since the campus is on a hill and the Temple is on the highest point of the hill.) In the freezing cold he and I sat there and talked for about 3 hours. There I knew that I liked him and wanted to be with him. We then started dating and the rest is history, we fell in love and got married in the Temple that we both met at.

more pictures will be on my facebook in the next couple of weeks.