Friday, December 26, 2008

I'm Getting Maried in the Morning!!

Today is my last day of being a Galbraith. I can't believe this day is finally here!!! I remember that day in May long ago sitting on the steps outside my apartment with Zack talking about actually getting MARRIED!! It seemed like December 27th would never be here here, esp. when Zack was in Provo all semester and I was in Logan.

Today's to do list includes:

Go to the grocery store.
Get my nails filled- the manicure has grown out a bit!
Pack for the honeymoon.
Get all my dresses for tomorrow ready (I have 3!)
Paint my toe nails
Play with Zack, and relax since tomorrow will be so busy
Go to the special FHE Zack's family has planned.
Try to sleep a little bit! I feel like it is groundhogs day with Christmas! I didn't sleep too well Christmas eve since I was excited and I bet that is how tonight will go!

I hope I can see all of you who can come tomorrow to the big event 6 months in the making!!!! After tomorrow, we are off to DISNEYLAND!! Sunny CA, here we come! I'll see you then!

Friday, December 19, 2008

I'm Going there Someday...

And in my case, Tomorrow is that day. I am going to the Jordan River Temple to recieve my endownments with my family and some of Zack's. Everyone keeps asking me if I am excited to go, and I think I can only be so excited about something I know nothing about. But I am sure once it is over it will make more sense to me and I will be more comfortable.

Also tomorrow Zack and I are moving into our apt! We decided it would be best to just rent a Uhaul truck and load all of it in there. I am excited to get it all set up!!

I can't believe that this time next week, I'll be getting married in the morning!!! :)

Saturday, December 13, 2008

One of our family's favorite traditions is to watch the movie Christmas Vaction with Chevy Chase. I don't know who can watch this movie and not laugh. We have watched it for years, and now that I am older I actually understand all of the jokes and am quite surprised at its PG-13 rating since it was made in 1989. Either way, a good time is had by all when we watch it and the Christmas season just isn't the same without it. Enjoy your Holiday's!

Some of our favorite quotes include:

Art: The little lights... they aren't twinkling.
Clark: I know, Art. Thanks for noticing.

Clark: So, when did you get the tenament on wheels?
Eddie: Oh, that uh, that there's an RV. Yeah, yeah, I borrowed it off a buddy of mine. He took my house, I took the RV. It's a good looking vehicle, ain't it?
Clark: Yeah, it looks so nice parked in the driveway.
[Raises class to his mouth]
Eddie: Yeah, it sure does. But, don't you go falling in love with it now, because, we're taking it with us when we leave here next month.

Margo: I hope he falls and breaks his neck.
Todd: Oh, I'm sure he'll fall. But I don't think we're lucky enough for him to break his neck.

Clark: Hey, Kids, I heard on the news that an airline pilot spotted Santa's sleigh on it's way in from New York City.
Eddie: [after a pause] You serious, Clark?

Frances: Talk about pissing your money away. I hope you kids see what a silly waste of resources this was.
Audrey: He worked really hard, Grandma.
Art: So do washing machines.

Todd: Well, something had to come through the window! Something had to break the stereo!
Margo: And why is the carpet all wet, *Todd*?
Todd: I don't *know*, Margo!

Clark: Can I refill your eggnog for you? Get you something to eat? Drive you out to the middle of nowhere and leave you for dead?
Eddie: Naw, I'm doing just fine, Clark.

Clark: Burn some dust here. Eat my rubber.
Rusty Griswold: Dad, I think you mean burn rubber and eat my dust.
Clark: Whatever, Russ. Whatever.

Todd: Hey Griswold. Where do you think you're gonna put a tree that big?
Clark: Bend over and I'll show you.
Todd: You've got a lot of nerve talking to me like that Griswold.
Clark: I wasn't talking to you.

Oh, and yeah. Don't forget to invite this guy to your family parties.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Wedding Announcement

Here is our wedding announcement and the picture that we are sending out to all of our family and friends! Don't worry, if you haven't recieved yours yet, they are being sent out this week!!

I have been posting this all over the place today, ha ha. I just want to make sure all my friends know that they are definitely invited! 22 days and counting!!

Friday, November 28, 2008

Black Friday

I never have and probably never will be a participating shopper in 'Black Friday'. I know, they are great deals and maybe for one of my kids it might be worth it. We will have to see in the coming years. I much prefer to sleep in (all that turkey makes you sleepy!) and enjoy my day. I might pay more but I get my sleep and a nice stroll through the store.

Thanksgiving was spent with the Pugh family. We had a great time eating the usual fixings together, singing, and playing games. After Zack and I, along with my sister Nicole and her husband Justin went to see the new James Bond, Quantom of Solace. If you like action movies, this is for you! There was never a dull moment and they had every type of fight/chase scene possible!

The picture above is what my sisters and I chose to do! We all had some metal starts and my sister Nicole saw the idea to scrapbook them to give it a more "Christmasy" look; the ones she saw were $45, so we figured we would do them ourselves! It ended up costing us probably $12. I guess that was our steal of a deal for the day. I really like how they turned out! Now I just need to get a house to decorate!

Thanks for the fun day girls!

Friday, November 21, 2008

If red wins, you can bet I will be blue

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Thank you for being you!

I had an experience tonight that makes me love Zack even more, if that were possible. I am so grateful to have such a good man in my life. He challenges me to be a better person, he is kind, caring, and a hard worker. He does the right thing. He would never put anyone down. He always encourages me and thinks the best of me. He is always happy and 'jovial' as some might say!

Zack, I love you and I want you to know that because of you, I am the person I am today, and am better for it!

Plus, he looks pretty good in that pink tie. Yep, his mission let him wear pink. A perk of going to Japan.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Do you ever do this?

Technology is a great great thing. But sometimes, I think we can all agree, that it has its downfall as well. Or, in my case, can make you look and feel like a fool. What I will share with you is something that happens frequently to me. I work on campus, and most of the bathrooms are equipped with automatic sinks. Thus, I have become very accustomed to just placing my hands under them and then the water quickly follows.

I can't tell you how many times I have been in another bathroom, or heaven forbid, even my own bathroom at home where I walk up to it and stand there for a second or two before I realize, "Duh, you have to turn it on." Those are the moments I feel most foolish. Lucky for the other people in the bathroom for them to realized and silently laugh at me. At least I put a smile on someone's face today :)

Good times!

Monday, November 17, 2008

A place to call our own!

We did it!!! Today Zack and I finally found an apartment to live in!! I always knew we would, but having this taken care of and knowing where I will be is such a load off to me! No more looking on craigslist and sending out tons of emails and frantically searching for the best deal! It feels good!

We found it thanks to my good friend, Shauna! Her and her husband were out on a walk a month or so ago, and saw a 'For Rent' sign. She kindly wrote the number down and gave it to me to call. Of course I got the, "we don't have anything available right now......" but they did tell me to call back in a month. Today was that day. I had emailed and called several other places today and all told me that they had no availability, but this one did!

Zack went over to see it to give it the final approval and he said it is great. New paint, new carpet, great price, and ready when we need it! I can't wait to move in.

Can you tell I'm happy about this? Yay!

Even though I still have hundreds of Thank You cards to write, I just wanted to say thanks to all those people who were more than generous at my bridal showers this weekend! I was blown away by your kindness and giving! We recieve so many wonderful gifts and they will be put to good use!! I cannot wait to move into our first apartment and put our home together. It is not so far away now, and thanks to everyone's generosity, it will be great! So, thank you!

Thursday, November 13, 2008


Yesterday, I had two presentations. I only have two classes on MWF but somehow luck got the best of me and I got both of them scheduled on the same day. When I say luck, I mean bad luck. I was not happy about having two presentations.

They both went very well and I got great feedback from my Professors. I felt very good about how they went and the time it took to present, etc.

In each of these classes, the other students were given rubrics to grade us on and to give us feedback. Most were positive and several people asked how to embed a youtube video into their powerpoints- I felt pretty cool about that. "I know something you don't know." Ha ha ha. Ok, so I really didn't say that. And don't worry, I did share with them how to do it.

On one of the rubrics, this was listed at the bottom. "Emily said 'SO' like 84 should work on that. But she was very excited and presented well."

Ha ha ha ha ha!! Well, gee, thanks! In fact, I am POSITIVE that I probably did.

The problem with this was that I had my next presentation and I was very self conscious about doing it again.

My other favorite comment was "Mr. Holland's Opus.....come on...really?" As part of our presentation we had the students watch a clip from Mr. Holland's Opus. Our presentation was on student motivation and there was a clip in there that we thought applied very well and demonstrated what a good and caring teacher should do. In fact, our professor raved about it and talked about how wonderful and applicable it was.

It is not so much that I am offended by your comment but this is how I feel- "Dude! We all have to present in this class and we all grade each other, don't you know the code? Everyone is nice and everyone should give everyone full points!! Come on!"

Now, the constructive critiscism is great and we do need it since we will be teaching next semester in front of people everyday. But marking me down because you didn't like our movie? Low. You are not my 8th grade student being mean to me. You are my fellow colleague. Lets all get along.



Monday, November 10, 2008


Zack's birthday is actually THIS Friday, November 14th but we celebrated it with the rest of this family this past Sunday. We also celebrated Natalie's and Ryan's- we have lots of fall birthdays in our family! I probably was just as excited for Zack to open his presents than he was to open them!! Here are some pictures for you to enjoy if you couldn't be there for all the excitement! The famous POGO STICK(story to come at the end)!! My whole family was surprised with how much fun this toy really is! Here is my man on it!! Looking good honey :)
Me and Zacky. Notice the new jacket he also got for his birthday- he is so cute :)
Mitt and I were both really excited for him to open it!
A Galbraith Tradition!! Ice cream cake- chocolate cake with mint choc. chip ice cream. Mmm!
The birthday kids, plus my niece Lexie! Happy Birthday you guys!!

So, the story about the Pogo Stick....
Since Zack and I have spend most of our courtship (yes, I used that word, get over it) away from each other I would randomly text him that I made us dinner and he should just come over really quick, or I made cookies, or to come over because we are playing games, etc. Really for us just to feel and joke that we were nearby. We would joke about broom sticks, or wheelbarrows that would get him to Logan and somehow we settled on always using a Pogo stick. That Zack would hop on his trusty Pogo and would be over in 5 minutes. For some reason it stuck. Probably because it is such a dumb toy! But it is our little joke. So, I thought it would make for the perfect present!

Everyone was impressed with how much fun it really is! The whole family minus Mom gave it a try. I would say the Pro's were Me, Nicole, Becky and My Dad. Zack took a few tries but he is golden at it now. So much fun, I suggest you all buy your kids one of these!

Zacky- Happy Birthday! I love you so much and am so lucky to have you in my life! Only 46 more days :)

Bridal Shower!!!!

This weekend I had my first Bridal Shower!! My friends Aubrey, Megan, and Abby threw it for me and it couldn't have been more fun!! Thanks girls for all of your hard work, I really loved it! Here are some pictures of what went on there. I tried to keep the pictures clean, but hey, it was a bridal shower thrown by my friends....what do you expect? The toilet paper wedding dress. No worries, this is NOT what mine looks like. Thanks to these three sports for being willing to dress up! I got to be the judge and I decided that Shauna won! All got an honorable mention though :) Left to right- Noelle, Shauna, and Kristina. Looking Good ladies!

My HUGE gum wad from answering many questions wrong about Zack, or at least guessing what he would have said. Even after 8 years of friendship I still have things to learn.
No caption needed.
My adorable apron from Shauna!! Thanks my dear, it will surely be put to good use!! Love it!
The whole gang minus Jessica and Lacy who had to leave early!! Thanks for coming everyone! So good to see you and visit. I really have the best girl friends anyone could ask for!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

The Votes are In

The people have spoken. Congratulations President Obama. The war in Iraq, the biggest economic crisis, you wanted it, you got it. Now go do something good with it.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

18 Years and Going Strong!!

This is an ode to my best and longest ever friend! HAPPY BIRTHDAY MEGAN!!! Where would I be without you today? We have so many memories together :) I love you! And for everyone reading this, enjoy the very unflattering picture! Here is a list of some of the memories we share:
Losing My Little Ponies in the Borgs flower patch
You, You, You, You, You, You, You all know why you are here
His name was John
small, MEDIUM
Barbie Movies
Learning Techniques
Shush Up
Pulling out my pony tails
sheet cake
The many drives back and forth from Logan to Sandy
You coming to my house to watch TV
You need to learn how to drive Cuz...
Old Grist Mill
Driving me to school Jr. Year

There are thousands more. Probably things we shouldn't say publicly. I just want you to know how much you mean to me as a friend! Happy 23rd!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Good Times: Skipping Class

I found this cartoon while I google imaged skipping class. I thought it was pretty funny. If only there were such a class as procrastination. I would be enrolled every semester and always receive an A.

As part of my 'good times tuesday' I wanted to publicly confess, that I skipped class on Monday. It is true. My alarm went off and I just laid there and thought about how pointless going to these classes would be and decided to sleep on in!!

I am probably the Queen of justification- just ask my roommates. Here is how I justify skipping class-

This is basically my last semester (other than student teaching next semester). After that I get to grow up, get a job, someday have kids, etc. I won't have too many more days where I can decided to stay in bed and just say, "Meh, doesn't matter much if I go or not". Agreed? I feel great about it. What is even better is that I texed my friend in my classes, and did I miss anything? Nope.

Live it up baby!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Engagement Pictures!

Here are the engagement pictures that I promised!! There were 126 of them to choose from, so these are just a few of my favorites! First of all, I must tell you a disclaimer!

These pictures are the proofs which is why you can see little white boxes and also copyrighted (im such a rebel) so I took pictures of them with my camera from the computer screen. So, the smaller you see them the better! That is why the quality is not so great!

I was super happy with how they turned out!! Now just to narrow them down!!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Bubble Bubble Toil and Trouble

Last Saturday I decided that Zack and I needed to have a 'truly Halloween' evening. We don't get to see each other much and since the months of Oct-Dec. are full of fun holidays and traditions, I love to live them to the fullest! Since Zack works Friday evenings at the MTC (next Friday being Halloween) I decided it was now or never! We had some yummy pasta dinner and for dessert we made Owl Cookies! They turned out pretty sweet if you ask me! After, we carved pumpkins! I think we were very creative in our carvings! I hope all of your Halloween's are going to be great! Happy Haunting!Us with our completed Owl Cookies. Their faces are of two chocolate chips and candy corn nose! These are a Galbraith Family Tradition. (Quite complex to make thus why it is only once a year)
Mmmm, Mmmm Good!! Here is our dessert!
Let the Carving Begin! I made Zack promise that he wouldn't wash any of the 'goop' off until we were both finished with our carvings!
An almost pumpking goop fight...
Showing off our exceptional carving abilities :) Mine is the face of a ghost and Zacks is a weird looking dude complete with ears and stitches!! Creative!
The Spooky Pumpkins all lit up in their glory!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

How are the Wedding Plans coming?

I have been asked this question numerous times since I got engaged. So, I thought to help some people out, I would post it on my blog! Wedding Plans are going well! We got many of the 'big things' done in the summer before school started, which was realy helpful. We booked the Temple, the reception hall, the photgrapher, and got my dress! Still plenty left to do though...Las weekend Zack and I took our engagement pictures and I was very pleased with how they turned out! Now the problem is to narrow it down from all 126 pictures he took into the ONE we will send out!

This weekend my Mom and I have gotten a lot done! Making this many decisions in the past 24 hours has sometimes been my worst nightmare, but things are good! We met with the florist (helped my realize that I know SQUAT about flowers...) but it went well. I like her a lot and I think she will help us to have a beautiful wedding!

Today I went to order the invitations. We are getting them through Jaffa Printing and so far I think this company rocks! I am really happy we are using them. I thought I knew what we wanted when we got there but I looked again and fell in love with another invitation, so we discussed everything from fonts, to colors, the enclosures, ribbon, and then typed it all up! That was fun!

We also went shopping for outfits for the nieces and nephews (my side anyway). The 2 boys are wearing cute argyle sweaters that zip from The Children's Place and the girls will be in the Ruffle Party Dress from Gap. They will look adorable of course!

I emailed my cake guy again and have some ideas to go over with him. Other than that I would say most things are done! Eventually I will need to plan the food for the reception, the Fathers and Zack need to be fitted for their tuxes and a few other last minute things but overall, things are wrapping up!

There is the update for you!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


I have been looking around at prices and such for a wedding band for Zack lately. I have been concerned because I have heard from NUMEROUS people that their husbands lost their wedding ring within the first year of their marriage- or nearly anyway. Everyone has told me to not spend a lot of money on it because boys lose them anyway. So, I'm just wondering- are any of your husbands 'losers' of their wedding rings?! Stories please!! :)

Monday, October 20, 2008

Weekend Wrap Up!

This weekend was Fall Break for USU, so we had an extra day off! I got to come down to Sandy on Thursday. Friday was exciting because Zack and I FINALLY got to take our engagement pictures! Like I said, 3rd times the charm! We took them up Little Cottonwood Canyon on the Temple Quarry Trail. It was a beautiful fall day and just what I wanted. I am so glad! I will let you know when we get them!

Later I got to hang out with my friend Erin (aka Tigger) while Zack was at work! We had a good time catching up. Then we hung out with Zack at his apt.

Saturday played with my sisters. We went shopping and had a picnic at the park since it was SOO nice. Later, Mom and all the girls went to Gardner Village for 'Little Witches Weekend'. It was totally packed but lots of fun.

Lacy and Chad had invited me and Zack over for dinner and some fun so we met up with them around 7 for some yummy dinner and dessert! We had a blast hanging out with them.

Sunday was an 'on Sunday' with the Pugh's and it is always fun to see the family and hear what all of them have been up to. Zack is the youngest of 7 kids- all of which are married with children, so you can imagine the gathering. Never a dull moment!
Here is a picture of me with my niece Lexie! The only one from the weekend! This is at Gardner Village at the petting zoo! I must say, I had a great time as well. Lexie loved to pet and pinch them but only if I held her and helped her do it. It was fun!

Could I...

survive without one of these? Granted, I have only looked at the apartment online- but so far it looks good. One block away from BYU, 2 parking spots, 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, and it has a good price! Hmm...I'll continue to ponder it!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

On the hunt for one of these-

Zack and I are getting married in 71 days (yes, I checked today) and we are still homeless. SO if any of you have suggestions for places in Provo that are close to BYU and $600 and below- let me know! I have checked craigslist, ksl classifieds, online, etc. But since I don't live there I don't know much and esp. cant just run over to go check out the apt.

Thanks! Here's to hoping!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Remember this?

This weeks Good Times Tuesday is brought to you by Fall. I remember having to rake up all the leaves on our driveway with my sister Nicole. We would count all the bags when we were done. I think the record was something like 22? My family will have to help me with that.

Crazy Eights

I have had this tag from 3 different people and neglected to do it, but I guess since so many people have asked, here you go!

8 TV shows I love to watch:

1. Grey's Anatomy
2. The Office
3. Ugly Betty
4. Pushing Daisies
5. Private Pracitce
6. The Hills
7. The Bachelor
8. Still Standing

8 Favorite restaurants-

1. Olive Garden
2. Cafe Rio
3. Chilis
4. Macaroni Grill
5. Outback Steakhouse
6. Cheesecake Factory
7. Nordstrom Cafe
8. Rumbi Grill

8 Things that happened yesterday-
1. My Alarm went off
2. Cognition and Evaluation of Student Learning
3. Reading, Writing, and Technology
4. I had 3 pre-schoolers on my lap and 2 others crying because they couldn't fit.
5. Drew a tree that is honestly the best thing I have ever drawn in my life. I should post it!
6. Had the fire alarm go off 3 times while I made dinner.
7. Went to work!
8. Planned my presentation that I get to do today! It is going to be GREAT. You all wish you could be there.

8 Things I'm looking forward to-
1. Little Witches Weekend with my Sister and Nieces and Nephews this weekend!
2. Taking our engagement pictures on Friday! 3rd times a charm!
3. Bridal Showers
4. Getting Married
5. Decorating my first home!
6. Graduation
7. Going to the Temple
8. The Holidays :)

8 Things on my wish list-

1. To get a 4.0 this semester! Which so far, I have. But midterms are this week. Lets keep our fingers crossed!
2. To be offered a job in a district that pays well and is close to Provo with a great program!
3. To go to Africa!
4. To never be in debt.
5. To own my own home.
6. For my family and friends to always be happy and safe.
7. To get that awesome apt. in Provo Shauna called and asked me about yesterday!! PLEASE!!
8. To live happily ever after...

I tag my sister Nicole, since she hasn't blogged in a bit... AND Elizabeth Pugh!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

So I got a little excited....

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Good Times Tuesday: TGIF

Ok, so I know it is not Friday (which is too bad, I would be fine with that). Today's 'Good Times' post is in dedication to my sad pathetic life of 5th grade probably till 9th (yep, I admit it!). Most of my Friday nights were spent with my best friends Megan and Abby watching TGIF on ABC. Those were the days!

Such quality shows!! Who could forget our friends!! Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Boy Meets World, Family Matters, and Step by Step.

So, I admit it- I watched Television like it was going out of style when I was little. My siblings will attest to that. Ha, and seeing as my last post is all about TV im obsessed with you would probably think I haven't changed much! I promise I'm not a total junkie anymore! I know how to say no!

I just thought I would take you down memory lane with me!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Thursday's Dilemma

Grey's Anatomy. Thursdays on ABC.

Crazy surgeries. Everyone in love with everyone else. You get to see ferry boats and the Seattle Skyline. Best Friends, roommates, intern exams, pressure, love triangles. Ex's returning. It is all good.

This season im wondering if: George and Lexie will hook up. If Alex will stop being a jerk and if Rebecca (Ava) is gone for good. How Izzie will do having the clinic all to herself. If Derek and Meredith will really move in together, if the soldier dude and Kristina will be anything more.
How long this thing between Dr. Torres and Dr. Hahn will last (GROSS AND SO NOT NEEDED!).

My favorite of them all? Dr. Baily. She keeps everyone's head screwed on tight.

The Office. NBC Thursdays.

Honestly, who doesn't want to work at Dunder Mifflin now?? I would happily sell paper in a heart beat!

Jim and Pam are finally engaged! Pam is now at the Pratt School of design. Michael is 'sortive' going to be a father to Jan's baby. Phyllis is still married to Vance of Vance Refrigeration. Ryan is out of prison and back as the receptionist. Toby is hurt in Costa Rica. Who doesn't love Holly as the new HR? Angela could not be more rude to her Fiancee' Andy, since she is cheating on him with old fling Dwight K. Shrute. Oh, and how great was it when Holly finally realized that Kevin is not handicapped?! Let's also not forget Creed, Kelly, Darryl, Oscar, Meredith and Stanley- without which, we would not have such a beloved show.

Ugly Betty. Thursdays on ABC. Synopsis of this show? Ok, here goes.

Betty works for a fashion magazine called 'Mode'. She was only hired because she is the one assistant that Daniel (son of the CEO of the company) wouldn't sleep with. She has braces, weird glasses, and her clothes never match. Hardworking and dependable, Betty is a great friend to have around. Daniel and Betty become some of the best of friends.

Marc and Mandy as hilarious office assistants
Wilhemina and the never ending evil plot to take over 'Mode'.
Betty choosing between Gio (fun, adventurous) and Henry (sweet, dependable)

Pushing Daisies. ABC Wednesday nights. This show is only in its second season. I just can't help but love it! What is not to love about-
Solving murder mysteries

Kristen Chenowith
An English Narrator

Full of color! (Just look!)
A man who is in love with a girl he can never touch (also, keeps it a VERY clean show!)

Chuck's outfits are always so adorable!

Are you seeing my dilemma?! With the exception of Pushing Daisies, these are all Thursday night shows. Such a great day, but so hard to choose!

Want to know how I choose? My apt. has no television whatsoever! I am so happy to live in a day with online episodes.

What are your favorite shows?