Tuesday, November 29, 2011

On Truth Tuesday


Hello! I feel sad that my last post was so sad so the goal of this post is to not be sad at all!

I don't feel like talking about thanksgiving today so maybe I will another time, instead I am going to talk about other stuff. Let's begin

First of all, remember how a few weeks ago on a Truth Tuesday I said that I was considering deleting my Facebook? Well today is the day I am deleting it. I am posting this post on facebook for one hour then deleting it forever! Or until I have a baby HAHA! I know that sounds lame but really I have gotten to the point where I would really like to avoid any excess negativity and honestly all it is anymore is drama-rama and makes me sad/mad which is so dumb. Life just seems so much simpler without it and I am excited to stop stalking people. Except I am not deleting my blog or pinterest, I know that's lame but I love blogs and I really am enjoying learning a ton of fun new ideas from Pinterest.

Second of all I am so thankful that my best friend is my best friend. She is the only person who knows when I am having a bad/sad/mad day without me having to tell her, and since I don't like telling people when I am having a day like that it is really nice to have someone who just gets it. Especially when she lives in SLC and doesn't even talk to me or see me and just texts me and asks what's up. I just love her. I am so excited to see her on Saturday. It is long overdue.

Third, after the funeral on Saturday we decided to do something uplifting and happy and to help us appreciate our lives a little bit more. We went and cut down our very own Christmas tree! We hiked through the snow and everything, and we had to park our car way far down the road because poor little Jetta doesn't drive in snow we found out. Su-heeet! Anyway I actually took pictures for once because I wanted to document the moment, and it was tricky let me tell you. Mr. does NOT like pictures at all! He avoids them etc and gets all awkardy/fidgety and then my pictures are all wobbly and I chastise him and then we both want to strangle each other but since I was very good at HIDING what I was doing he mostly didn't know so here we go....

What a nice hiny riiiiiight??? Mr. thought I stopped so many times because I couldn't breathe but it was quite the cont-rare I was actually snapping up some pictures. That is him just walking up the side of a mountain with a chainsaw over his shoulder my very own brawny man!

Mr. Dutchsky was having a blastoid as well. Often he forgets that he is a miniature mastiff and instead thinks of himself as a real life big mastiff and loves to run and play and eat stuff outside. We paid for that later though...... and he threw up all over his kennel that night. What a charmed life we live *sigh*

I wanted to wear my pink sparkle shoes but D insisted I wear these Ogre/Hulk shoes instead. They are his old hunting boots and they were so huge and walking in snow that sometimes came almost up to my knee in those babies was about as awesome as a stair stepper

It was beautiful up where we were and it was nice to just contemplate nature and all of the beauty that is a part of our world. There is a lot of peace in beautiful things for me.

After walking up all the way to where we cut down our tree, Dutch refused to walk. He was soaking wet and I had to wrap him up in my coat and carry him the whole way down. Poor guy. He really is turning into our baby but he's a nice addition

There he is in all his brawny glory with the prize!

Then he carried the whole thing down with his chainsaw over his shoulder again. Sweetest right?

We definitely got a country Christmas tree but I am in love with it. It is so lovely and romantic and it is all ours. We got a ton of stuff to decorate the crap out of the tree and decided to keep it really simple and only use the bulbs we got and I'm glad we did. There is nothing as lovely as having twinkling lights in your house with pretty sparkly things all over for an entire month. I love it.

That is all for now lovelies,



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Saturday, November 26, 2011

On Living LIfe

The hardest thing about death is that the living have to keep on living-Anonymous

This is how I feel. On Tuesday a dear friend from work passed away unexpectedly. Her life touched so many others in so many ways. She was an amazing and strong woman and I will miss her.I hate death. I get angry and upset and I can't communicate my feelings and I just get so worked up because I don't understand why things happen sometimes. I am one of those people who wishes that after something like this, life could stop for a while but I know that wouldn't do anyone any good. Life is all about progression, either forward or backwards and I know I would rather be better tomorrow than worse than I was yesterday. Because I am not good at communicating my thoughts and feelings I created a blog so that I would be able to do that, so here are some things I really wish I could say but can't and don't know how and have no one really to tell them to, but I need to get them out,

Ginger: I will never forget the way you answered the phone when I would call you. I won't forget your beautiful smile. I won't forget all of the times you would make me laugh because you knew I was having a hard time at work. I will never forget our talks about life and all of the wisdom that you shared with me. I will never forget your humor and the way you could say things that nobody else could and it was ok because it was you. I will never forget your encouragement of following my dream and going to beauty school as well as encouraging me to stay in school when all I wanted to do was drop out. I will never forget all of your sarcastic remarks when you would come back to my desk or how we were always in the bathroom at work at the same time and how we would always talk there. I will never forget how when we were finally close enough I could tell you that you scared the crap out of me when I first met you and how you belly-laughed at that. I will never forget how you were such a good mom and worked so hard. I will never forget your compassion for others and how you could see through other people's eyes. I will never forget how smart you were and always knew something about about everything. I will never forget the twinkle in your eyes and the tone of your voice. Every day I will think of you and will feel blessed to have known you. Thank you for showing me the importance of living the life that you want and having a passion for what you do. I will miss you along with so many others. Love-


wish me luck for the funeral I am hoping I can handle it.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

On Truth Tuesday

Hello lovelies
I hope that on this Tuesday you are having a pleasant day before the holidays start. Not that holidays aren't really fabulous but you know, you need to gear up and everything. Like this evening for example we decided to take a pre-thanksgiving trip to have dinner with my parents and grandma for practice for this Thursday.

So let me give you a run-down, I was really excited to post my christmas-picture-wish-list, but then my darling cousin Kels posted hers today, and I'm not all the way done yet. So I was lame and didn't. I am going to though, the problem at our house is that we are strict on a budget and stick to it, which means scoping out sales and getting as many awesome things as possible within the budget while also getting things that was most wanted etc, unless that is you are the husband and then you decide a few days before Christmas what to get your present-obsessed wife for Christmas and instead of thinking about budgety things and wish list things you just start spending which then makes said wife kinda pissed. Yeah I know I know i'm ocd about this one though. Also my mom always asks what I want for Christmas and my parents are all about a budget also, but then when she asks me I say dumb things like costco toilet paper and socks and crap like that. But really costco toilet paper really is on my list...... anyway just stay tuned even if you don't care it is still fun to do

So remember that time I was in the bathroom all day. That day happened again today. Except worse and the lights went out and everything. Oh my life. I feel like this is teaching me humility, because really what is more humbling than not being able to leave a bathroom for a few hours? Not much, folks, not much. You are welcome for sharing that with you.

I also keep having a problem of forgetting things. Mostly it has been not too big of deal things, but today it was a pretty big one, after I came home from being sicky I decided to take a bath and found out I hadn't worn a bra all day. HOW THE HELL DO YOU FORGET THAT??!?! I shouted a few expletives then Mr. and I had a good laugh because really? Kind of a big one.

Another thing that has been happening at my house is that Mr. Dutch pulled my coat off of the couch the other day and then pooped on it, then the next day he walked over and sniffed all of our shoes and pooped on mine!!!! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH I almost killed him but he for sure learned to start whining at the door after that one. Sigh, I'm learning all about children through this I feel like yeah? (I know I know all you moms are saying "just you wait")

Both images via Pinterest

One other thing about Mr. Duth Button is that yesterday morning while I was still laying in bed and D was getting ready I heard Dutch keep whining and thought selfishly to myself "dang it I'm going to have to go fix that" but then D started talking to Dutch saying "what? what? Do you want in here? Is that it?" Sure enough Dutch stops whining because he was in the shower. Just like he wanted. We created a monster I'm afreaid.......

Today on our way to Preston we put in the original Phantom of the Opera. I seriously almost started crying like 7 times I was so happy. I grew up to Phantom and Les Mis, I can sing you both of the originals backwards probably, every part. Especially Phantom though, I love it, the first time I went to the actual opera I was 6. I love it. I wanted to be an Opera singer for a long time because of the Phantom. Mr. had never heard it before but he heard it to the fullest extent on our way there and back tonight. I just was pulled back to playing 'Designer Barbie' and Encarta listening to the entire Opera over and over again and fighting with Cassie because I never got to be the main character, (the woes of the youngest child) I just love it. I grew up lucky my friends, that I did,

That is all for this night,

loves hugs etc



Sunday, November 20, 2011

On small moments

Today as I write I am not interested in being humorous or insightful or inspiring. Instead, I am interested in frankly writing to remember. As most of you know I am a member of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Or LDS, or Mormon. They are all one and the same. I was born and raised in the church as was my parents. My sweet D however was not. When we had graduated high school and were both 18 he decided to take the missionary discussions at my house because I often spoke to him about the church and he just wanted to be able to understand what I was talking about. There were no intentions on either of our parts for him to join the church. Although I credit all that I am and all that truly matters to my religion, I did not want him to feel in anyway that he had to be a part of the church to be my friend/boyfriend. Would I have married him if he wasn't? Honestly no I wouldn't have. The church is too important to me for that, but at the time neither of us were too serious about anything like that. Although he differs on that a little, he says he planned on marrying me all along. He was baptized July 21 2009 and then on July 24, 2010 we went to the temple for the first time with my parents and were married August 5th 2010. As you know I often comment on our age in marriage because we were both 19 when we got married. Which also means instead of going on a mission like most LDS boys do when they are 19 my sweet boy learned what it meant really fast to pay bills and work a lot and we both learned about sacrifices together. There are times we both agree we would have liked him to go on a mission, but he didn't feel like it was his path at the time. I tell you this not as an excuse like some of you probably assume, but just so you understand. We both agree that missions are important, and they will be in our family and we plan on going on a mission(s) together when the time comes. This does mean however, that things that to me used to be everyday things are huge moments in my life, that honestly, I will not be able to describe with words that match the feeling in my heart of gratitude and love for Drew and for Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ for blessing me to be able to be a part of the little big moments. When Drew was baptized I never thought my heart would be so full of joy for knowing that he was making a decision that not only would change his life forever, but mine as well. Since then I have had that feeling multiple times but it has been strengthened and is so sweet I doubt I will ever feel that way probably until I have children. Then when he got his patriarchal blessing, and then when we went to the temple and got married. All of those things have been to us, huge occasions. Not that our experience is any more special than anyone else's but that it was so special to us, especially because it was not the norm to D growing up. My two favorites though have not been all of the above although they all hold a very special piece of my heart, and spirit in them. My very favorite was when I asked Drew to give me a priesthood blessing. Ironically when he went to basic training and tech school for the air force a return missionary in his group taught him and they often gave blessings to other men who were having especially hard times. It was only two weeks after he had been home, and I was having a hard time in school in work in life and just adjusting to him being back. I was so nervous to ask him to give me a blessing and I was worried he would say no or would be too nervous. Instead he said Ok and pulled up a chair. I will never forget the feeling that came over me as he gave me a blessing. Not because I had never felt it before, but because I had felt it so often from my Dad who gave us patriarchal blessing often. It was the fact that it was the same feeling that made it so special to me. My second favorite memory I think I will hold dearly was from today. At the beginning of Sacrament meeting someone came up and asked if Drew would be willing to bless the sacrament, we both looked at each other nervously, and D answered, "Well sure but I've never done it before" but the other guy just smiled and said "well will you try?" and Drew being sure smiled and got up and said "sure" and walked up to the bench. I on the other hand started praying from that moment until he came and sat back down. He did wonderfully and it was so great, especially afterwards when he winked and gave a very obvious thumbs up to me. He's so great. It has been so good for me to be reminded that so often the things I have taken for granted as "normal" and "regular" are so important and just how special it is, as well as those who are worthy to be able to do those things. My heart is very full and I am so thankful for a loving husband who is so willing to be a worthy priesthood holder and who doesn't shy away from those responsibilities. Love you Mr. Rockstar.



Saturday, November 19, 2011

On Stuff I bought Last week and my Party pants

Guys, lets do a little run-down scenario,

you go to class, then tell hubster to take good notes because you need to run to the restroom,
a half hour later while you are still in the restroom you text hubster out of boredom and he responds "oh you just woke me up"
then you remain in the bathroom for about 20 minutes longer
so you are in class a total of less than 15 minutes out of the 75. Great.
Then you go to your next class and tell your teacher that you have to leave early to give a tour of campus, then you decide to run to the bathroom first,
and end up not being able to give the tour,
and after a while,
the lights go out because it is motion detected and no one else has come in but you, but you aren't moving enough to get the damn thing to come back on again,
then you feel like crying, but remind yourself that if this were a reality tv show you would be laughing so you start laughing weakly instead,
then you call hubster and ask him to come get you
and then when you go out the light comes back on.
Humor. Yes.
What a great day that was on Thursday.
But to compensate for that true story, even though now I really am laughing about it, I decided to share some of my favorite things I bought while in Boise. I know, I know not too exciting, but shopping used to be my favorite sport while in Boise, then I moved to Logan and my new favorite sport became CSI and Criminal Minds. So you know I got a little excited/spent too much money/need to justify myself/couldn't handle it/don't regret it even now.....
so I thought I would just share some of my favorites because even though it is sad, I am one of those people who loves things, I love them and I hadn't really bought any "things" for a long time so I have been basking in the after glow ever since,

I tried (for the most part) to have reasons that I needed certain items that I bought, this for example, I freaking live in a freaking iceland tundra where my ears freeze every year so obviously I NEEDED this. I love bows and girly things too and there was a few others I liked but this one was my favorite, I wanted it bad and in this color so Mr. went and pulled it off of the display mannequin for me like the nicest and I was lucky because it was the last one they had in their whole store! SCORE!

This scarf I am in love with. It really does make a difference in the warmth factor and the berry color makes me want to swim naked in cranberries..... too much?? Anyway, I love it and I really want like 15 more. hint...hint...hint.... but seriously someone D/Family I would not be mad if someone gave me more of these

One of my favorite traditions (yeah it is a tradition to us!!!) that we do is that whenever we go to SLC or Boise it is a must to go to F21 and buy 1/3/25 pairs of earrings. I love jewelry but earrings are my very favorite. I love all things big, shiny and sparkly. Lucky for me D does too so he always helps me pick out the pairs I get, he is the sweetest about things like that, what is funny to note is that in my house growing up we were not allowed to wear earrings that were too big/long/shiny/sparkly or that basically were longer than an inch. When I was about 17 my Dad finally gave that one up with me because you just can't stop that with me. I can't wait to show him one of these pairs at Thanksgiving =)

Those are my feet. And yes although I am sad to say it, those are TOMS, not that I don't think the idea of TOMS isn't fabulous, but the reality of TOMS really isn't, besides that I am a cheapo and prefer to buy 3 pairs of shoes to the one pair of TOMS, but D's best friend is a manager at a shoe store and gives us the family discount so since these were a youth size 6 which means cheaper than regular adult toms, and also 30% off I just got them. And honestly as soon as I put them on I started prancing around the store telling everyone how happy my feet felt, so happy in fact I wore them out of the store. I just love sparkly things and for some reason pink is just kickin' lately

There you see is a small portion of my party pants. Look at that pattern! Literally, party. pants. You can't stop them. I just showed a small portion because unless you see them to believe it is probably hard to understand the magnitude of awesome that these pants have.

I also was going to show my new tiger sequin sweater but I can't show everyone everything that I bought and loved and I don't want to ruin my entire holiday outfit! Oh Yeah!

I also bought a lot of other things but I also don't want to highlight that occasionally it is not only my bladder/bowel (
That is all for now buds!
Hope you are having a fabulous day and you drink at least 1-3 cups of hot chocolate as it is a must for everyday health and good fortune,



Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Today in Dutchvilles

Today Dutch Button was being a crap head. And has continued to do so all day. He gets so hyper when we are gone and the days we are gone more are the days we are most tired. Ironic? Yes that is what it is for those of you who started thinking "is it? Is it ironic really or is it something else?" anyway we didn't want to put him in the kennel but we also didn't want him escapading around like a crazy so instead I decided to let him try something new

And yeah that definitely is us in the shower. e didn't freak out at all. Just snuggled right up to me and was quiet which is the only time he can claim that today. Freaking freaker.

That's our life
and we are just living it


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

On Truth Tuesday


Are we all impressed that I actually knew the right day and am blogging accordingly? Your welcome ;)

So anyway let's truth it up shall we?

While in Boise the main point in going was to recruit for Utah State (part of my fab scholarship). I went to Kuna, and Mountain View and did an open house that was at a hotel for all of the Boise schools. Sometimes I feel discouraged by the responsibilities of my scholarship and feel like i'm not helping or making a difference at all but I was so grateful for the opportunity to go to the open house because I had 5! FIVE! CINCO! (
Speaking of khakis, have you ever noticed that whoever created them also happened to create math? And most likely biology? And that they also are super boring humans? Yeah, those khakis, glad I get to wear them for my job and all of my scholarship events. Balllllinnnn oh wait.. boooorrrrrinnnnnng Can we please just make a dark wash trouser the new khaki? Whoever told every business that khakis were professional definitely lied and are now laughing about it because their business is doing waaaayyy better than all of the rest of us khaki wearing fools

you know how everyone is bandwaggin' on being grateful this month? I'm all for that and all but I said I was grateful for prayer and somebody else that is better than me must have also thought that but was praying the opposite of me, I was praying that the science building would start on fire so that I wouldn't have to fail my biology exam, which I basically did, instead of having to have a fire drill? WHAT IS THE DEAL?!?!

Yesterday I had that moment in every person's life where they have a lot of serious decisions that need to be made really quickly but that are important decisions that have long term effects. I was meeting with my advisor who told me I needed to slooooooowwwww down. Say what? I could graduate this semester with a few classes in the summer and then be donesy! (Until graduate school anyway) and while discussing it all, he said "well what do you want to do? you do like this major don't you? you do still want to go to graduate school don't you?" ughhhh, then there was this awkward part where a part of me wanted to say "well yeah, but you know I want to be a cosmetologist, but I also want to be a Disney Princess voice over, and I also want to be a rockstar and a novelist and a fashion designer and a lawyer and an icon and, and, and......" because all of a sudden I wasn't quite sure of all of the things I needed and wanted to do in my life and the fact I had to answer the question made it seem like I actually couldn't be Miley Cyrus if I wanted to be? HUH? so then I said to myself "rockstar" (for clarification i call myself that because it is a pun (the Bongiovi last name, ha. ha.) and I also secretly think i'm a rockstar....) anyway! "Rockstar, what do you want to do? Why are you trying to graduate sooner? Is it really what you want to do or are you just trying to be done? Have you taken all of the classes, and learned all of the learning and done all of the doning?" My Rockstar self answered, "Nay I am not sure that I have" so I have decided to slow down a little, take more classes that I just want to take and enjoy things a little, (LOT) more thoroughly. I think I grew up into an adult yesterday. I did what so many adults want to do, but I actually did it. So here is to enjoying this delicious life

and here's to you,



ps! I have decided that if I get 50 followers I am going to do a give away! I don't care if you think it's lame cause I don't! I think it's exciting! In fact I want to win but unfortunately it is against the ethics of this blog to do that. Boooo. Anyways get to stalking or whatevs then afterwards you can just take yourself off. But please don't. That would be really sad. Loves

Sunday, November 13, 2011

On Zombies and the Land of the Old.....er... People

My life for the past 11 days has consisted of the above. And will consist of more of the above for a long time. Awe-Some! Don't worry it is no big deal but how my body responds to medicine it has been making me pretty sick but it will be fine soon. I will continue to use the "acid reducer" and Citrucel basically my whole life until I no longer eat, or am dead. Whichever comes first? And yeah that one packet is definitely my BC I just added that one for the effect. Niiiiiiiice right? Shock factor!

One thing that was fun about the Dr's, well technically there were two things, the first was when the Dr. went through the list of "family health" and then asks at the end what does your family have etc... I literally responded "all of the above" my mom, (that was the second fun thing about the Dr's) said "oh, Megan" the exasperated tone very present, along with the heavy undertones of, 'please stop being so dramatic' but we all know I WILL NEVER STOP, and second of all, I wasn't being dramatic or exasperating at all, I even made the Dr. go through the list again and it seems I was correct, literally all of the above folks. Be jealous my family takes more pills than your family. Ha!

So that has been fun. I missed school on Tuesday for some of the aftermath effects of the medicine, (yeah, be jealous) and then we left Tuesday night through today and have been in Boise. I had to go visit two high schools in Boise and then do an open house for Utah State and both were successful. We also had our Thanksgiving early with D's family because we weren't going to be able to come down twice and I had to come this week so we had Thanksgiving with the White's on Friday and the Bongiovi's on Saturday. Lots of food and probably more weight. Ugh. I did manage to go shopping like 3 times as well and I got some fun things, I forgot how much I loved to shop (considering the excuse of a mall here) and I came home with some sweet scores like my party pants, sparkly pink girl Toms, a tiger sweatshirt and quite a few other things..... either way. A much needed retail upgrade =)

Anyway I am still alive and kickin' so sorry for leading you astray otherwise. More posts this week promise*



*Unless I don't then I didn't promise anything.....

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

On the real day that is actually Tuesday.....

Guys, seriously? Seriously? NO ONE TOLD ME I DID A TRUTH TUESDAY ON A MONDAY?!?!?!!?
Come on! I kid you not, it was 4:26 this afternoon as I was driving up to my meeting for my meeting that I realized, "Today is my meeting, meeting is on Tuesday, yesterday was Tuesday, this doesn't make sense, damn it my head slowly said.... I did a truth Tuesday on a Monday and didn't even know it!" Yeah I really didn't know that yesterday. Shoot. But since I already did that I decided I would talk about our Halloween Festivities!

Our Halloween weekend consisted of two parties in one night!! We had been invited to both and we couldn't just go to one so we decided to go half and half. I am really glad we did because they were both so much fun with a ton of fun people! As you may have remembered I was suuuuuuuper excited for my costume, that is until it didn't actually happen. We were going to be dinosaurs!! My nephew B who lives closest to me loves them and I thought he would think I was the coolest if I was a dinosaur. Plus Mr. agreed to being a dino with me and that's like getting paid in happiness coins for a whole weekend to me! But then it got too complicated and I became angry and then we finally just decided to do stupid costumes that you buy at the store but all of the costumes I wanted didn't have any sizes for anyone older than 6?!? Whatev to you too consumerism halloween and the ideal that everyone wants to be sleazy for halloween. Not me! So we were getting a little desperate because both of the sweet halloween parties were dress up and we had to do it for work as well and Friday night after 11:00 wasn't giving us much fruit.
Then we found these beauties, (which will be shown shortly) and Mr. said "yeah I would wear that with you, that's ok" Well Hells Bells! So here are some pictures, not as good as dinosaurs but it was still a lot of fun!
Yep we were babies, matching babies :)

At the first Par-Tay with Kels as an old lady and Shay as Harry Potter/Hermoine really (I thought she was Brittney Spears from "Hit Me Baby One More Time" awkwardly people aren't dressing up as her......)

Then at the second party there was a picture stand set up so we had some fun with that

Here is a portion of the second group, lots of fun

This picture cracks me up so much, we said pretend that we are an awkward family like in the k-mart photos and all touch each other and smile weird, I think it turned out quite nicely

Since it is November, I would like to say Here's to the Holidays and for being thankful. I will also be taking part in the challenge of being grateful for something every day and letting everyone else know. Today I am grateful for this new little guy who has stolen our hearts. We decided a few weeks ago it was time to get another dog and that it would be part of our Christmas present to one another so here is our little Dutch

They are the best of friends already

We are very excited for Dutch to be a part of our family. He is so sweet and we adore the socks off of him. I hope that your Halloween was fantastic and that you had a beautiful first day of November that was the real Tuesday of this week.