Friday, February 22, 2013


 My husband really outdid himself this year. He just proved, once again, to be the sweetest, most thoughtful man alive. V-day came early for me - February 1st! And didn't stop till February 14th. 
I was in Idaho for the weekend, and he stayed home, but took the time to collaborate with my sister to make sure I saw my gifts for the first few days of the month. He is tooo much... but I'm not complainin :) Here are pics of my 14 Days of Valentines from my hunky man. Who could ask for anything more?! I saved all his cheesy loves notes :) and had to censor a few ;)
On the the 14th day, Jaren hid a cute card in my office and sent me flowers. AWW! They made my day! 
We always have a ton of fun in our work staff meetings, and on v-day, we decorated sugar cookies! 
Jaren's was supposed to be his dream woman, but ended up looking like Betty White.
After work, we spent V-day in SLC and watched Alvin and the other Lady Eagles take on the SLCC. Alli did awesome and we love watching her! Dave Rose (BYU boys bball coach) was sitting right behind us! He was probably there to recruit. Cool, huh?
Then Jaren's parents bought us dinner at Spaghetti Factory and I was in heaven with pasta comin out my ears! And who doesn't loves Saponi. Spamoni. Whatever it's called :) It's ICE CREAM so I was content. I was sad when Feb 15th came.. I woke up and said, "Where's my Valentine today!?" But my real valentine was right there :) I love that guy and I'm so happy he loves me! 

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Well Over 24

Jaren is now WELL OVER 24 years old! And now, we are the same age :D
I cherish these 3 weeks. I'm free from all cougar jokes! Until MY bday comes rolling around in March, and then I become the old lady again :) Oh the joys of marrying a 'youngin' ;)
We decided to go to Idaho on Friday for Jaren's bday to see the fam, help jeni with the baby's room, help my parents move, ect. Janna and Jeff graciously allowed us to ride along. We sat in the back with lots of luggage and a very full truck bed. We were taking some furniture back for Jeni, and then we planned on bringing back couches for us! I told the nelsons that they need to just start their own U-Haul company. We looked like the Clampetts driving down the road...
We were all exhausted from a long week and just wanted to get to the gem state as quickly as possible. Jeff was doing an excellent job driving, when suddenly, a thick patch of fog showed up. No biggie, we drove right through it and that was that.
About an hour later, Jeff said something (sorta like, "What!?") that made us all jump and look out the windows. He looked so confused so we asked him what was wrong. He didn't respond right away and just kept searching the road as if looking for a sign... Finally, he said, "I think I missed the exit!"
For those of you familar with the drive from UT to ID, you know that you have to take the pocatello exit, or you'll end up the complete opposite way out in the middle of nowhere. That's where we were. On our way to Burley, Idaho.
Jeff didn't think it was funny, but Jaren, Janna, and I thought it was HILarious. Until the gas light came on...There aren't too many signs of civilization down that highway, let alone gas stations! We almost had to turn around!!! Luckily we located a gas station and called to make sure they'd be open. PHEW! hahahaha. So embarrassing... ;)
This little detour added about an 1.5 hours onto our trip home, but it sure a good laugh!
It was sooo good to be home! On Saturday, we went to lunch with the whole fam at Coasta Vida! Then hung out at Fat Cats with the Apontes.
That night we went to New Fong's with the Nelson crew for the Birthday boy! He ordered hot and sour soup. Ick! He has loved it since he was a toddler. Jaren got a new jersey from cam and jeni! And then on Sunday we went to the Aponte's for Dr. Pepper cake and ice cream. Happy B-day, Jar-bear!