Tuesday, December 30, 2008

fooorrrrttteee nnniiinnnneeerrrsss!!

Ben and I sitting 10 rows from the field...we were so excited to be at candlestick park!! we got there late ofcourse, ben got off work late. once we parked and paid $25 for that...we hiked to the field. we saw all of the parking lot parties...it was pretty fun to see everyones pride in the niners!

the game was PACKED!! it was nice though, we had some room between us and the other seats. i guess not that packed! the players were so close to us. it was neat.

everyone was so excited to be there and all in all the game was great. there was like 3 minutes left and we were tied. within 30 seconds of the game being over..the niners kicked a field goal and won it. it was awesome!!!

and obviously, my favorite part was the cheerleaders!! it was a great game! next time we are definately bringing a BBQ and a cooler, because hanging out in the parking lot for 1 1/2 hrs before starting to leave was not cool with nothing to do! we would do it all over again though!

Friday, December 26, 2008

Are you ready for some Football!!!???!?!

alright everyone, This is probably the most exciting gift ben has gotten. i decided to splurge this year and i purchased us 2 tickets for this sundays football game. the 49ers and the redskins. we are leaving sunday at about 8 am and then going to the football game and spending the night, coming back monday. i am excited and ben is too!! this is probably going to be cold but super fun!! we can't wait.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Haircut anyone...???

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Sunday, December 7, 2008

tis the season...

I love Christmas time. it is that time of year again and i love the decorating. it is the best part of the year to me.
this is our christmas tree. it is really bare because it is only our 2nd christmas together. we decided that since we are in someone elses house, we would get a fake tree and try to bypass all the clean up. maybe next year...the other picture is my garland. i made this all from the dollar tree. pretty nice.
last year, being our first year, the relief society pres brought us this little city. it was so nice.
our stockings, just me and ben. and then this santa, i made. i must say i am pretty happy about that. we gad a super saturday activity and we made christmas decor. it was fun!!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

temple trip

we went to the temple this weekend for ben's brother. he is going to the mtc in jan. it was fun to see almost everyone...

Friday, November 14, 2008

one year anniversary

This is the start of our anniversary trip. we went to santa cruz and to monterey for the weekend. it was so fun and so nice to spend some alone time with ben. i got off work at noon and i picked up ben from school at 3 and we headed down to the bay. we got a really good deal from our friend that works at marriott. we stayed at the hotel for $45 a night. it was nice. we took this trip with the money i got from my quarterly bonus. it was nice to have free money!

once we got to the hotel, we just dropped off our stuff and went and got something to eat. we had been in the car for about 5 hours. normally it would have only taken about 3 but we hit traffic friday at about 5. go figure.

saturday morning, we slept in and then went to the mystery spot. it was so much fun. the tour was crazy and we enjoyed it a lot. it is this 150 ft diameter circle that is kind of crazy with its law of gravity. and well....you are just going to have to check it out for yourself! go to google.com and type in mystery spot santa cruz. anyways, we had fun!! because there was just the two of us, we didn't get very many pictures of us together.

sunday, we went to monterey to go whale watching. it was so much fun!! i was a little scared, because it was awfully windy. there were 35 mile an hour winds, which made for a really choppy ocean. but we got out about 1 mile from the harbor and we saw 2 humpback whales. they were so cool!! they just took there time, no hurry and came up, got some air, showed off their blow holes and dove down for about 5 minutes each time. it was really cool. we were only on the boat for about 1 1/2 hr and it usually will be 4 hours. so we are going to come back next year, in the spring when the grey whales are giving birth and see that. otherwise, we loved it and enjoyed our time away. i am so glad that we got married and can't wait for many more anniversarys to come.

Monday, November 10, 2008

santa cruz and monterey...

we went to santa cruz and monterey for our anniversary. it was so much fun!! we had a busy week and it is going to be even busier this week. so i will give you a preview and there will be more to come!!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

one year!!

so our one year anniversary was on sunday and i wanted to post something, but we just hung out and our BIG trip is going to be this weekend...so i just want to say how much i love my husband and love being with him all the time...he is just so cute!!
pictures coming soon!!!....

Saturday, November 1, 2008

happy halloween...

the pirates

we had a halloween party last night and it was so much fun!

the indians

the handicapped boy from the
ringer and 80s girl the farmers and cow

zorro and catherine zeta jones.

it was so much fun to hang out with everyone and play games...thank you all for coming!

Ben's birthday and Halloween...

Well, ben turned 24 this week. i decided that i would make him a cake. i saw this really cool website that makes these cupcake cakes. it is actually make originally for kids, so as to not have to cut the cake. everyone just pulls off a piece. he loved it!!!
i was pretty proud of myself. they will actually get better as i make more...


well if you don't know, ben loves football..so a few weeks ago, we went to oroville and ben and his friends and brothers played. it was fun to watch..
he is so cute!!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

yes again on prop 8

ok so i just went to this website and it is incredible what power we really have when it comes to prop 8!! check it out


Friday, October 10, 2008

Tshirts for Prop 8

i need to take this time to annouce to everyone that ben and i are voting yes on prop 8 in california. this is stating that marriage is between a man and a woman. thousands of people back in 2000 voted yes on prop 22, which was the same thing. yet 4 supreme court judges think that they can just override that decision. the last time i checked we were a democracy, right?? how are they just going to change the opinion of the people when we voted on it! that is just stupid!!! so i am here to promote this again. as the general authorities just had a broadcast and were talking about this, well it seemed pretty serious! so i went to protectmarriage.com and i found that they sell tshirts....now ben and i don't have all the time in the world and the GA's asked everyone to give 4 hours a week. well we decided that wearing these shirts would help donate that time! so go and get your shirts today!!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

the circus???

yes, the circus came to town and ben and i went on a date!! it was great!!! there wasn't a whole lot of stuff, but it was fun to attend. we saw a few people there. mia and the kids and colleen and eric and their kids. here are some pics...

these are the ponies and horse. they were cute. didn't do anything spectacular but it was fun to watch.

this was awesome and scary all at the same time. there was this large ball and there were 3 guys on motorcycles. then the 10 year old boy went in and i swear they almost hit eachother. it was crazy, thats for sure. at one point they got 5 people in there.

this is ben and i having the time of our lives at the circus. you know the last time i went, i was like 8 and kerri laufer took me and my sisters. that was a long time ago. so now we have new memories to take us through the next 17 years!

Friday, September 19, 2008

i got tagged too!

I have been tagged by Dawn. Here are the rules ...1) Link to the person who “tagged” you. 2) Post the rules on your blog. 3) Write six random things about yourself. 4) Tag six people at the end of your post. 5) Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog. 6) Let the tagger know when your entry is up.
1- i am a morning person.
2- one of my favorite tv shows was americas greatest dog
3- i have danced for approx. 14 years
4- i lived in pakistan for a year when i was 14.
5- my favorite food is ice cream
6- i have never broken a bone
thats me!! and i tag... alisa, deanna, kelsie, jill, brynn, and angie...good luck girls!

Friday, August 29, 2008

Tender Mercies...

i just have to tell you all how much i love my husband! this picture is from when we went to marine world on our 1 month anniversary of dating in may 1 year ago. He is the sweetest thing there is! the other night he had just got home from his 3rd day of school and he was TIRED!! the poor guy had worked from midnight to 6am, came home and slept for 1 hr then got up and got ready for school from 9am to 3pm. so that night, we were finished with dinner and decided that we were going to watch a movie. well i put in the wedding planner with JLO and matthew mcconahey....spelling..? anywho, it was so cute. we were actualy enjoying and then ben turns to me and says "Katie, you are one of the most beautiful people i have ever met". and i am like what?? and he says no really, i think you are so beautiful. i love you! and i just melted. i, of course, started crying and he got a little teary eyed. BEN I LOVE YOU!! you are the greatest and you mean the world to me! and i feel like Heavenly Father has really made ben a tender mercy in my life!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Jog in the park, slumber party, and camping!

this last few weeks were just great!! it started out by going on walk with my husband ben! i love him. one night we decided that we would check out billie park. it was very nice!! we went on a little trail they had there and there was a "grotto". it was a small area on a trail and at the end was a little water fall. it was nice.

of course, ben and i were just the two of us, and so we couldn't take a picture of us both. so just one by one.

it was a fun date! we don't seem to do those much any more.
the next adventure we had was babysitting our nieces and nephew for the night. we had ally, 11, mady, 8, rylie, 5, and brayden, 1 1/2. it was fun but tiring. the girls were great and so was brayden for the evening and then when the night came, he did NOT want to sleep well. between ben and i, we were up with him until 5am. and 7am came around and that is when rylie wanted to watch hairspray. so i had to get up and watch hairspray. but it was fun. later that morning, we went back to billie park and had some fun.

trust me they were so cute to be around.... and they loved uncle ben!!

then camping at ft bragg...it was fun. me and ben and his family. i got completely sun burnt! but it was worth it.

aaron took the pic and he did a great job huh!??!!!

we had fun, the beach was beautiful and we enjoyed hanging out. the best part was to come home and sleep in our own beds and not the floor.

Friday, August 1, 2008

here we go 'round the blueberry bush..

well this is my benji!! i love you!! this wonderful house that we are living in right now had some blueberries and peaches growing in the back yard, so we decided that to pick them and make some cobbler. we made two blueberry cobblers and 2 peach cobblers. family and friends loved them. it was so fun just to hang out and learn about food.
the summer is coming to an end and it is just so sad to me. i love the summer and i have only had time to go swimming once this summer. how sad is that??? tomorrow is a day off for me and i am so excited. if you don't know, i don't get anydays to sleep in ever. m-th, i work 8-5 at the drs office, then mondays i work at night at the salon. then fridays i get off the the drs office at noon and then do hair fridays until 6 or 7 and then saturdays i do hair from like 10 -4. then sundays we have church at 10 and choir at 9. so i don't get to sleep in ever, unless i actually mark off a day. and that is exactly what i did for tomorrow. so i am excited. i get to sleep in and do nothing all day. we are going swimming and then ben has to work at 4pm. so i get some time with myself. my nieces and nephew are in town from michigan too so we are going to have a fun 3 weeks.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

one more thing..here is a picture of my ring....

8 Month Update....

here is the newest update. we are married today for 8 months!!! i can't believe that it has been that long already. but i am so happy and i love ben so much. i feel that we have both grown so much and have compromised a lot for each other in order to live together and still love eachother. it is the greatest decision that i have ever made. anywho...so going back to the fair.

ben and i went to the silver dollar fair with a good friend, jennifer that i used to work with at Chico Vision Care. it was so much fun. we got all the good fair food that we are definately paying for now and ben even got to shake the monkeys hand!!
then two weeks later, bens brother aaron got home from his mission and it was so much fun to see bens whole family together. this was the 1st time all 7 kids were together in 4 years. it was definately special..
ben and his mom...you can see where he gets his blue eyes..

this is the best family picture i think. the last one that was taken was when sam got home from his mission....4 or 5 years ago.

then the fire started. we had a large fire start and burned all the ay up skyway and neal rd. that was put out and not even a week later, we had a massive lightning storm that started over 800 fires in the north state. here is a pic of our view driving down skyway...

anywho....other than that, the firefighters are still fighting the fires and we are so thankful for their work. no update as of now for weight watchers. i have lost .2 lbs. i have not done too much. i have kind of given up on "watching what i weigh". i have just started exercising every day. i have started taking a jazz class every tuesday. it is 90 min and i love to be dancing again. still working, and i got a new ring. i finally got the wedding band that i have been waiting for. it looks beautiful. anywho, ben is getting his classes done to start chico state in the fall and we are excited to get things rolling for him to be making money. otherwise, hope to talk to you all soon...