Thursday, December 17, 2009

A Beautiful Surprise

I just finished my last final I will ever take at BYU and when I got home there was a pleasant surprise on my doorstep, a large package.  I quickly went inside and opened it because I couldn't image what it could be.  I was very excited when I found this beautiful gift inside. 

I have been thinking our door needed something but I never imaged something so beautiful, I LOVE IT!

The best part about it is it's made from real grapevines and dried grapes from Napa Valley.
We are so lucky to have such an amazing family to think of us at this time of year.
Thank you so much Billy and Susie, you don't know much it means to us!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

As of Lately

Life has been busy with school finishing up, my last and final semester and work for both of us, Christmas in retail is a crazy time but I love it!
First off for the catch up is THANKSGIVING.  We were lucky enough to spend it in Vegas with the Noordas!

Uncle Jim sure knows how to cook a turkey, well lots of turkeys.

Everyone else made delicious side dishes and pies too!

Scott won a signed Millsap jersey, which ended in a foot race to the Delta Center.  He told me he was going to come into my work that night with it on after he won it and sure enough he came running in with the jersey on.  I have to say I didn't think he would win but he proved me wrong.  From now on I need to realize when my husband puts his mind to something, he does it!

We got our first Christmas Tree and although it is kinda bare, it sure makes our home have more of the holiday feel.

Lastly we went to Costco to meet Sarah Palin and have her sign a book.  It was fun experience and she said, "You are a beautiful couple!" :)

That is just a quick update, we have done a lot more but I need to take more pictures.  So that is it for now.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Welcome Olive and Parker!!!

Congrats to my sister ashley and bro in law shawn, their twin girls were born on nov 30!! these are my first nieces on my side of the family (hillary has several cute ones...). i am so excited for them and to have these cute cute girls in the family! i cant wait to hold them!! so here they are...:)

this is parker:)

and this is olive!
i'm pretty sure i put the right name with the right baby. congrats again ashley and shawn!

Sunday, November 22, 2009


It's finally here, only five minutes away and we love it!  People camped out the night before it opened but we waited a day to let the lines die down, even though we still waited thirty minutes in the drive through (a lot better than two hours the day before), where they had the line through out the parking lot with In-N-Out workers every few yards to guide the way.  We took it home and had a delicious burger, fries and shake!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Birthday Dinner

Although we were late, we decided to go to a belated birthday dinner for Dustin and I's birthdays.  We decided on Red Robin and had delicious burgers and fries.
I love getting together with Derek and Dustin, catching up on their lives is always fun and they are a joy to be around.

We Love Our Families!
Thanks Uncle Craig and Aunt Tina for dinner, we wish you were there. :)

Sunday, November 8, 2009

J + C

We made a quick trip to Vegas this weekend for Camille and Josh's wedding.  She looked beautiful and they couldn't stop smiling.  The whole day turned out perfect and we enjoyed celebrating their union and spending time with friends and family.  

We got to stay at Nana and Grandpa's house and spend time with them which is always a joy.  
WE LOVE YOU Nana and Grandpa!

The reception turned out gorgeous and it was so much fun.  There was lots of dancing, delicious food and tons of good company.

Maddox crashed from all the fun. 
He is so adorable!
All in all our quick trip was lots of fun and we enjoyed our time with family.  We hope to get back to Vegas soon.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

A little town we call Cayucos

We got to go to Cayucos to visit my Mom and Step Dad's home.  They have done an outstanding job designing and building a beautiful home that is so unique and has a great location.  I love it there!  We had so much fun and I loved showing Scott my "home away from home".  We took a picture from the pier where you can see my parent's home and my grandmother's old house that my parents turned into a beach rental.

We met up with some of my friends and had lunch in Cambria and then drove up the coast towards San Simeon where we got to see tons of seals and this is considered the less crowded time of the year.  

We had to take Scott to the famous San Luis Obispo Farmer's Market which has delicious food, beautiful flowers and fun people watching.  

We also went to Madonna Inn and had hot fudge sundaes which were delicious and the decor is so funny to look at.

Halloween was fun because I got to see friends and go to my parent's trunk or treat party.  I was a flower and Scott was such a good sport to be my honeybee because he's so sweet!

Thanks Mom and Dad for everything... we had so much fun and we loved seeing you!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Baked Potato Please...

I got home from work a few days ago and I was hungry so I decided to make a baked potato. I washed it off and placed it on a paper towel in the microwave. I put it on for about nine minutes, thinking that was a good amount of time and planning to check on it before the nine minutes were up. I went in the other room to talk to Scott about his day and before I knew it I forgot about my potato. I ran in the kitchen and opened the microwave and this is what I found...

The microwave was filled with smoke and a horrible burnt scent. The smoke covered our kitchen and then into our our living room and through out our house. My poor husband was running around turning off the fire alarm, opening all the doors and windows and doing this...

It has been about four days and our house still smells like smoke even though we have been keeping all the windows open, which makes it quite freezing.
Thanks Scott for dealing with me and all my silly ideas.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Birthday Weekend!

My wonderful husband packed lots of my favorite things into one weekend to make it the perfect Birthday Weekend...

Red Iguana

Park City
delicious food made by him

beautiful necklace

kisses and hugs
new boots
love note
non-stop time together :)

It was too perfect... Thanks Scott and everyone else for all the BIRTHDAY LOVE!

Friday, October 16, 2009

check it out

check out some of the photos i've been taking lately!
this is one of my wonderful wife who's birthday is on sunday!
come over for cake and ice cream around 9!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Weekend Get Away!

We had the fun opportunity to go to Logan, Utah for the weekend thanks to Mom and Dad Varley!  So we packed our bags picked up Kara and drove the two hours to the beautiful Logan, Utah.  What brought us all together was Mary Kay.  I was excited to find out a little more about Scott's parents business and meet many friends I have heard so much about.  It was lots of fun and the people were awesome... all of them so friendly, kind and funny too!  I am sorry to say, I didn't take many pictures, I need to get better at this.

I wish we had a picture of SuzAnne speaking because she did such an amazing job, she is such an inspiring woman.
Thanks again... 
We Love You MOM AND DAD!

My "Big Puffy Jacket"

It's getting pretty cold here so I pulled out my "big puffy jacket" that keeps me oh so warm.  The only problem is my husband despises it!  If anyone knows my husband he is a cuddly person, his mother says his love language is physical touch, which I would have to agree.  His favorite thing is to be close to me and so "the big puffy jacket" gets in the way.  Moral of the story... he hates the "big puffy jacket".  He says he is going to find a warm jacket that he is still able to cuddle with me in.  But as for now I will continue to wear my "big puffy jacket" because I love it and it sure does keep me warm!

Monday, October 5, 2009

My Husband the Photographer

Scott and his new Holga...

He was so excited when it came in the mail today, he was running around the house giggling.  I am so excited to see the artwork he will create with his new camera.  Thanks Scott for embracing your talents. :)
You can see some of Scott's other work on his website.  He will have Holga pieces soon.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

sunday night at the varley home

this is what newlyweds do on sunday booth

pretend you have an itch on your nose...
show them teeth
imagine your husband came home with no gut...
the cat just died...
got any hanging?

and just for kicks a family portrait!!

Call To Serve Him

Friday night we went to Scott's Mission Reunion. It was so good to meet all of his friends and companions. Scott was lucky enough to have the BEST Mission President Couple. They were so sweet to come to our sealing and have given us continuous love and support. President and Sister Collins are truly amazing! They gave inspired messages to continue serving the Lord, keeping the commandments, and being obedient. We LOVE you President and Sister Collins!
Elder Sorensen and Elder Spring...
are silly boys...
we sure do love them!
Josh and Austin, thanks for being such great friends to my husband!
These are Scott's companions that were at the reunion, such a great group of guys. You can see the LOVE!
This was the whole group of missionaries. What a fabulous group, who all worked so hard to share the gospel of Jesus Christ. Thank you for all your hard work and diligence. I LOVE Missionaries and RUSSIA!
THANK YOU President and Sister Collins for such an awesome reunion!