Roadtrip stop #1: Reno, Nevada

I know this is funny, blogging on vacation, but this is really for my benefit! Call this my "journal" but I want to make sure I remember everything we do on this trip!
Well we made it all the way to Reno! After a 10 1/2 hour drive, we were totally worn out. Plus, 10 miles before the Nevada state line, still in Idaho, we literally sat and had to turn the car off because of so much construction, for like 45 minutes! Other than that it was uneventful and we got here safe!
After we got here we just hung out with my Grandpa that night, it is so fun being in this house! I lived here when I was 5 for about 6 months before we were able to move into our house here, so being here brings back so many memories! Thursday (7/ 28) we got up and headed downtown to the National Automobile Museum, there were parts of it that were free to see today because of a festival here called "Our town". Anyway, even though we only got to see a few things, and weren't there very long, it was so cool, and we saw some pretty cool cars!
Jared LOVES delorians...haha
Look at that manequin...ridiculous haha, but this "Phantom" car was HUGE!
After the museum we went to Scheels, in Sparks. Scheels is the biggest all sports store in the country. It's like Cabellas, only a trillion times cooler. Holy moly this place is HUGE!! They have two huge aquariums, one salt and one fresh, they have a full size ferris wheel in the middle of the store! Literally it took us an hour and a half just to walk around the whole store, and we didn't even stop and look at everything. This is totally one of my new favorite stores, it is so cool!
On the Ferris Wheel!
After Scheels we went to Panda express for lunch, reminds me of home! Then we went to see the house I lived in when we lived in Reno, over in Sun Valley. It was so funny! We just drove by, then drove by the school where I went to Kindergarten and first grade, it was so fun to show Jared where I was so little. Then we headed over to my Uncle Robin and Aunt Dana's house to spend some time with them and my adorable cousins. It was so nice to see them and just talk. I haven't seen them in like 6 years! My twin cousins Kerra and Brendan are 10 and they are just hilarious, and so fun, and their little sister Adelyn is 2 and is the cutest thing in the world. They have a ton of animals at their house (including a snake, and a few cockroaches...bleeehh) and we had fun having them show us around their little "zoo".
Then we went to the El Dorado casino for dinner at their delicious all you can eat buffet, where I proceeded to have the best macaroni and cheese, ever. Yes, I am a total child, going to a restaurant and eating mac and cheese =]
Next was today (Friday 7/29) and though we had big plans to go to Lake Tahoe, we decided it was going to be too busy, and the water would be too cold, so we decided to go to Virginia City, this fun town about 30 minutes from Reno. It used to be a mining town, and so they have a ton of shops and museums and tours and stuff, so we spent the day up there and had so much fun!
First we went to the "The Way it Was" museum, where they had so much stuff from the 1800s, like all sorts of medicines and appliances and other things. There were dolls wearing traditional women's clothing. Holy cow I couldn't believe wearing all that stuff in over 100 degree weather!
an old washing machine!
They have a huge old catholic church we went to, that was gorgeous, and talked to the museum guy there. Also we went into a shop that had a "shooting range" on the top of it. Of COURSE Jared and I had to make it a competition, but we ended up tying haha. 
We went to lunch at a place called "Cafe del Rio" and it was stinkin delicious. I have these quesadillas that were to die for. That afternoon we got our old fashioned picture taken, ya know like those old western pictures, sorry I don't have that to share, we only got a print of it! Then we headed over to one of the old mines and took a tour. Let's just say I am so glad I never had to and never will have to be a miner. That would totally suck. Because of how close magma is to the surface of the earth around places there's a lot of gold, it would get up to 140 degrees underground for those poor guys. We got to visit around the mine with it completely air conditioned thank you very much =]

So we take off in the morning over to California and we are so excited. We've had so much fun here, and we are just starting off our adventure! 
P.S. As I am typing this I am eating a "magnum" ice cream bar that my wonderful Grandpa just introduced me to. Well it is stinkin delicious. Just saying.


Pinterest Picks

I am obsessed, and maybe addicted. My obsession? Pinterest. For those of you who don't know what "Pinterest" is, it's this awesome website where you "curate" boards, and "pin" pictures of things you like onto those boards. For example, I have boards called "things I need NOW", "Dress Me Up", "Drool Worthy", "Things to make when I have all the time in the world", "Home Decor Dreams", etc. It's so fun because you can see other people's pins, and find DIY crafts, and recipes, or just really pretty things. So for those of you who don't have Pinterest, but find it pinteresting...hehe...let me know! (facebook, email, text) because you need an invitation to join the site. It is so much fun, and I have already made a ton of things I've found on there.
Pinterest Picks 07/24/11
Veggie Cups with Ranch
Ham and swiss rolls I had at my Bridal Shower!

Baby Ideas for the future!
Flowers to-do
Future Home Dreams

I love it! and I wish everyone had a pinterest, so give me your emails so I can invite you!


Harry Potter and other ends.

So this week is finally over. Let's just say it's been rough. My D&C surgery went well, and other than having a "bed day" Tuesday and Wednesday, I've been recovering well, just still getting used to not being pregnant anymore. I'm having very mixed emotions about it.
Anyway, we just got back from a wonderful night with our great friends Chelsey and Ross. We went to Sugar City to a little restaurant called "Ole's", that is totally in a house! Then over to St. Anthony to see the last Harry Potter movie. It was so nice to feel like we got out of town, at least for a few hours. Dinner was delicious, then before the movie we walked around St. Anthony and went to a little park. The movie theater, called the "roxy" was so cool too! It was built in the 30s, and has been shut down for the last 20 years, but this past January they reopened and are slowly trying to get it fully functional again. So anyway, the theater seats 300 people, and in the back there's this raised platform thing with comfy chairs on it, and somehow, all of us got to sit up there, best seats in the house! It was so fun! Harry Potter was awesome, I bawled through the last half. I thought the movie was awesome, and I'm so glad I read all the books again, it certainly won't be the last time.

So last week of school. I cannot even begin to express my relief. My grades are less than admirable...it's been a tough semester...but honestly I just want to pass...and be done.
I am decorating my final cake...I'm almost done, and I'll be sure to post pictures when it's finished. I'll be all done with this semester on Wednesday, then I will be a senior...crazy crazy.


Well there's no baby, so that means surgery tomorrow, ugh
but I am grateful this is all almost over, and at least now I know what's going on
thanks for all of your encouraging words and all your love!
I'm alright, I just want to move on!!
Love you all


Trip!! Family, and more updates...

TRIP IS BOOKED TRIP IS BOOKED!!!! Holy moly it is actually happening, today we spent all day online finding deals and booking hotels and campsites and confirming stays with family, and we are actually going. We even bought our sea world tickets (which by the way, I think I am most excited for so far!!!!) We are going to "V The Ultimate Variety Show" in Vegas, and staying in a sweet hotel, and we found all our campsites, I am just beyond ecstatic, I have the biggest trip ever to look forward to, and it's in just 17 days!! To see what we have planned, go here
In other news, my family has now all left, which is sad, I can't believe how quiet it is here! We had an awesome time with them here. Last weekend we did lots of shopping, saw Transformers, went to Yellowstone (where we saw a momma bear and her 2 cubs, they got separated, and we couldn't see the babies, and the mom was standing on her 2 back legs looking for them, when all of the sudden we spot them 70 feet up in a tree! Then about a minute later, the mom was in the tree, like 30 feet up, it was crazy! and probably the cutest thing I've ever seen, those babies climbing down the tree, they looked like little monkeys!) Then for fourth of July we went to the little parade here in Rexburg, and walked around all the booths set up and got a bunch of free stuff, then at night we went to the Rexburg Rodeo, and let me tell you...the Douglas County Rodeo could kick the Rexburg Rodeo's butt, but it was so fun, and I even caught a free t-shirt!
Mom, Dad, Lance and Damon all left Tuesday morning, and left Skyler and Nicole with us for the week. It was so fun, we saw X men, and went bridge jumping, and swam at Egin Lake, ate way way too much, and played so so much frisbee. The boys all went on a camping trip Friday night, so Nicole and I got to spend some quality sister time together watching gilmore girls, and going shopping the next day. It was so nice, I hate never seeing my cute sister, she is my best friend! But I am so glad I get to see them all in Colorado next month, where we will and our expedition (also I am beyond excited for a chicken burrito bowl from Chipotle, literally, I have been craving one SOOO bad, I will find myself daydreaming...)
So it's been a great week, though in other news, I show no signs of miscarrying, and I will be "10 weeks" tomorrow. It is a terrible feeling, pretty much knowing our little baby is not alright, but still being sick, and anxious, and there's always this tiny bit of hope that maybe the little guy is just being difficult and he'll pop up sometime soon....anyway, I have yet another ultrasound tomorrow, to make sure there's no kiddo, and then we will go from there...I just want this whole thing to be over, it is so stressful! Plus there's only 2 weeks left of school and I have so much to do I am so overwhelmed...yet here I sit...blogging away...
Here some pictures...enjoy!