Tuesday, November 1, 2011

All things HALLOWEENY!!!!

October was an extremely busy month for us, but more importantly, an extremely fun month. We were able to do a lot of fun things that were Halloweeny and spookifying (is that a word??) Sorry for the picture overload..

We had a progressive dinner with some friends and it was so much fun. I didn't get pictures from all the houses, including my own, but everyone did such an awesome job and it was so fun to see everyone's houses and to be with friends. We also got to celebrate Haley's birthday! We had appetizers at Rachel's, salad at my house, soup at Sarah's, and desserts at Haley's. Good job Haley, for planning such a great night! I loved it!

Halloween party #1.. Stephanie and Sam Hale threw an AMAZING Halloween party over the weekend and we were lucky enough to go. They had incredible food, fun games (like donuts on a string and mafia), and everyone looked great in their costumes. And of course... we unveiled our polygamist/Warren Jeffs costume. Thanks to Momma Stoker, we were decked out head to toe!

On Saturday, we had the Utah vs. Oregon State BLACKOUT football game. AND WE WON!!! WOO HOO!! GO UTES!!

We had our second round of pumpkin carving at the Rice's home. Meet Casper, our second creation. And of course we made the seeds again too! Madi made an adorable "U" pumpkin, but sadly I didn't get a picture of it.

Halloween party #2... Every year the Rice's have a Halloween party, and we look forward to it every year. And this one was epic for sure. It's so fun to see what everyone had dressed up as but more fun for us to dress up again!

Cinderella, the ugly stepsisters, and the cat! They looked AWESOME!!

And again, the polygamist costume, with a few minor adjustments. My favorite part was Sandi dressing up and going all out. More than some of us!! Hilarious!

The Final Product!!

Happy Halloween to everyone! I hope everyone had a great weekend. I am so ready for November and Thanksgiving, and I was even ok with the snow on the ground this morning. I LOVE THE HOLIDAY SEASON!!! Love you all!!

Monday, October 24, 2011


Last weekend we went to Cornbelly's Cornmaze with Annie and Jimmy out at Thanksgiving Point. It was so festive and Halloweeny and we had a blast! Here are a few pictures from our adventures..

We went through the cornmaze, the non-haunted one, even though Annie and I wanted desperately to go through the haunted one. The boys were a little bit scared.

They had a hay maze where you could only make right turns to get out. Joey was the smarty pants and found the right way out. Good job Joe!!

So many cool pumpkins!

We had such a blast with the Lindsley's at the cornmaze. Only a few more days to do Halloweeny things! Love it!! HAPPY HALLOWEEN! XOXO!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

One, two, and three...

We haven't been up to too much lately, but there are three things that I thought were worth mentioning (at least ones that I have documentation of) .. it's as easy as one, two, three...


It was such a beautiful, fun, and special weekend and I was so glad that I was able to be apart of it. McCaye looked absolutely beautiful and I am so happy for her and Chris. They truly are two great people and I am so happy for them and this adventure they are starting together. Love you guys!!

They were sealed in the Draper temple, which is beautiful, and I think it was fun to change it up a bit. It was a little windy (ok it was REALLY windy) outside the temple but McCaye looked stunning all the same.

The night before, they had a nice dinner at Christopher's and then after, they had bowling at Bonwood Bowling. I have never ever seen bowling on a wedding invitation, but I think it was such a great idea. We had a blast bowling, especially in church clothes :)

The set up at the bowling alley was so cute. They had a bunch of snack foods with little cookies shaped like bowling pins and bowling balls, trophies for all sorts of bowlers (Joey got most likely to go pro because he had the highest score when they were handing them out), and they even had socks for those of us who wore heels and didn't even think twice about bringing socks. Such a fun night! McCaye and Chris even got bowling shirts at the dinner that said 'bride' and 'groom'. I thought that was really cute. Congratulations to McCaye and Chris!!

TWO.... RICE!!!

I am an avid buyer of groupons, and this one I couldn't pass up, and I am so glad we didn't. We went on a little group date there with Annie and Jimmy, and Bret and McKenzi. Not only was the sushi AMAZING, and with a name like 'RICE', it had to be good. I take pride in my newly acquired last name. If you haven't tried RICE yet, you need to! It's really really good!


Of course we have our nightly shows that we watched with the Lindsley's (and occasionally the McCormicks), but one night, we decided to spice it up a little bit and play just dance on the XBOX. It started with Joey and Jimmy warming up the dance floor, and soon enough, all four of us were out there dancing our butts off. So fun, and it was actually a nice little work out. I wish I would have gotten more footage to capture the hilariousness of it, but here's a little taste of it...

Until next time! Love you all!! XOXO!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

i like fall.

We decided that we wanted to be way festive tonight and carve pumpkins! We were in the mood for something fallish and that seemed like the perfect idea. So we (the Lindsley's and the McCormick's) decided to go to the store to pick out the perfect pumpkins and then we went back and carved them while watching a scary movie. It was so fun and spooky!!

I LOVE baked pumpkins seeds and it was well worth the half hour that it took to separate them from all the goop. Throw a little butter, salt, and garlic salt on and we're good to go!

Meet Patrick!! This is our pumpkin that Joey so carefully carved out. Isn't he cute???

On the left: Lindsley's scary skeleton. Middle: Patrick. Right: McCormick's polka dot perfection

Another festive, fall thing I did this week was make homemade applesauce at work. Yes, that's what I do at work. It was a long process, but so fun to learn how to make it.

Another exciting thing that happened this week was that Joey and I celebrated our 5 month wedding anniversary. Joey is the biggest sweetie and brought home these beautiful flowers for me. I LOVE HIM SO MUCH!!! Best 5 months of my life.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Falling for FALL!!

It is officially fall and I AM LOVING IT!

I am so ready for the cooler weather, the changing leaves, the sweatshirts and the sweaters, the soups and the hot chocolate. And I am also way excited for all the great, new shows that are starting now. LOVE IT!! Fall is the best! We've been getting ready for fall/halloween around our house and we are excited to let the spookiness begin!

Spooky wreath!


HAPPY OCTOBER! (tomorrow)

Friday, September 23, 2011

Mary Poppins!!

Last night, Joey and I went to Mary Poppins down at Capitol theater with his family. It was such a fun night and the show was amazing. We also went to the new pizza restaurant in Fort Union called Pizzeria Limone. It just opened and the place is amazing!! It was a great night!!

(This is what happens when you take a picture of a picture on facebook. Sorry)

Wednesday, September 21, 2011



Ok I'll admit it. I suck at blogging. I was really good in London, and things have just gone downhill since we've been home. But I am turning over a new leaf, starting anew, trying to be better. Joey and I have been home for two months now, and we have been busy busy! I don't have pictures of everything we've done, but here are some highlights...

UTAH games!! Woo hoo! Go Utes!! We love watching all the games, especially the victory this past weekend against BYU. We loved every minute of it.

Joey and I have recently become obsessed with watching the Kardashians. Never in a million years would I have thought that I would like this show, but obsessed has become an understatement. We had over 30 episodes on our DVR and we are down to a mere 5 or so episodes. For some reason, they are so entertaining. I LOVE the Kardashians.

Rachel and Kevin got married!! YAY!! This is the only picture I have from Rachel's wedding, and I actually can't take credit for this pic, it isn't even mine. But it was such a beautiful weekend and I am SO happy for her and Kevin. You two are the best!

It was Caleb's birthday, and so we ventured out to Julie's house to celebrate. The boys were totally hyped up on too much birthday cake and ice cream and so Uncle Jojo took the initiative to calm them down with story time. Notice that both of them are digging for gold. Love it!! They love their Uncle Jojo! Happy Birthday Caleb!

I started working full time again, and I must say, I am one lucky girl. I have the best job and I absolutely love it!! I get to hang out with these two cuties twice a week along with doing my old job. They are so much fun and I love hanging out with them. Aren't they the cutest?

Joey and I had a date night with Jimmy and Annie and went to the State Fair. The people watching was AMAZING, the animals were so cute, and the rides were so fun, even though Annie and Jimmy might beg to differ. Joey and I decided the best two rides to go on would be the Zipper and the Tornado, which didn't go so well after eating a full In-N-Out meal. But we still loved it. Thanks Annie and Jimmy for a GREAT night!

Love those cute little piglets!!

We went to California for the Utah vs USC game and were lucky enough to spend the weekend at Chelsey and Adam's place. I, again, failed to take some good pics, but here are a few that we have. It was so fun to hang out with Adam and Chelsey, and see where they live. And they were SO good to us! Thank you guys!! We miss you already!!

Utah vs. USC game at the Coliseum.

We literally ran into Lauren and Breckan at the beach after just saying how we wish we could see them. It is such a small world. Love those two!!

And that about sums up what we've been up to. Hopefully I'll have something new and exciting to update with soon. Love you all!!