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?