Tuesday, September 30, 2008

favorite new music!

hello everyone! i just wanted to tell you all to listen to my new favorite song, it's in my playlist at the bottom of this blog, it's at the top and it's called "Sky" by Joshua Radin and Ingrid Michaelson. i love it! well, i love all of his music, but this is just one of my favorites, it's about horrible dreams that feel so real and when you wake up they really are not! I think it's really cute...kinda a weird way to say "i love you"....but cute. so i hope you all enjoy it as much as i do!

Sunday, September 28, 2008


it's taken me awhile to get to this tag because i have been thinking it over very carefully until i had my top 6 quirks picked (there weren't many to choose from...ha!) so what this post is, is 6 of the weird quarky things i always do:

1. Things must be organized! When I get home from work all I really want to do it relax, but somehow I always find things that “have” to be picked up ASAP. For instance if there is one bowl in the sink, I end up cleaning the whole kitchen, while I’m doing that I’ll find a paper that needs to be put away in the file upstairs, so I end up re-organizing the whole file, then the room that it’s in, etc.

2. When I watch “my” shows (Grey’s Anatomy, The Biggest Loser, America’s Next Top Model) I go into a zone where I will not be disturbed, everything else in my world is put on hold for that hour, I ignore my phone, the Internet, sometimes even Ryan, poor guy, he still loves me though!

3. When we eat out at restaurants I always order something that comes with fries, and if it doesn’t come with them, then I substitute something for them. I figure that I can’t make them at home, so I might as well enjoy them while I’m out.

4. I have to wash my hair everyday. Some people can go a day or two before they wash it, but I feel like a complete slob if I don’t, I have naturally oily hair so I feel very self conscious of it if it’s not cleaned every day. (this is one of my quirks that I wish I could do without, it’s quite the nuisance.)

5. I set my alarm 10-15 minutes before i need to get up. As the alarm is going off I don’t even press the snooze, I know it will go off again 5 minutes from then, so I just lay in my comfy position listening to it until I’m awake and know that I can’t procrastinate the shower any more. Ryan hates this one, haha. (also my alarm tone is one of the most annoying songs in the world, it came with the phone I got from my friend “This is the way I live, big boys still hitting somethin’ somethin’, got my money lay low and chill…”

6. I always always always wear earrings. When I was little my parents wouldn’t let me get my ears pierced until I was 12, and I always felt so homely and boyish without them, so once I FINALLY got them pierced I subconsciously always made sure I had in earrings so I wouldn’t look like a boy, and it’s stuck with me and I still do it.

ok, so now that you know all about me and my weird ways, it's your turn! i tag anyone who wants to share their deeps dark secrets with the blogging world!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Happy Birthday Danielle!

Tuesday we celebrated our friend Danielle's birthday! She wanted to do a black and white party, and go the Olive Garden. It was so much fun to get all dressed up and go out to eat with our friends, a change of daily routine is always really nice! So Happy 21st Birthday Danielle! We love you!!

Alex and Danielle

Kevin and Lauren

me and Ryan

the whole group! Brian and Tera are on the left side, we had an individual picture of the two of them but it wouldn't download for some reason.

So that was our fun outting for the week, we had a great time!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

the office

we love the office. my friend at work let me borrow seasons 1-3 on DVD, and we are half way through season 2 right now, and we can't get enough of it! i don't know why we have never watched this before, but we are DEFINITELY dedicated to it now.

bathroom updates

ok, so we're slowly getting things done around here. we have our new bed ordered (a nice new king with a really nice bed frame) we're picking that up tomorrow. the tables are taking longer than we thought (sanding and staining) but the little decorations around the house are getting done! we hung up some pictures today, and the bathrooms are now officially DONE! so here are some photos up the upstairs bathroom:

Also, I got a hand towel rack for the bathroom, but i didn't think about how it is supposed to be used before i got it. (i didn't know towel racks could be confusing) so the top picture is of the rack, and the second picture is of how we're currently using it. i don't know if this is the right way, but it's not too convenient, but the rack is too short for the towels to hang off of the hooks, so i don't know what else to do with it:

now for the second bathroom, it's just a normal little bathroom, but i didn't know what i wanted to put on the walls. but what i did know is that i didn't want to go out and spend money on new pictures and decorations for it. so i just took the pictures from the bathroom in the old apartment and painted the cream frames with a little bit of some goldish paint. the first picture is the "before" frame color, the others are the "after". i think it turned out really good, and now they don't clash on the white walls! so here are some pictures of my afternoon craft project:

and don't you worry! ryan was doing his own afternoon craft activity of staining the shelves for the living room, they look great, and those pictures will come later!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

TAGGED!...about ryan

1-What is his name: Ryan Orrin Doyle

2- Where did you meet? Our friends set us up, some people I knew were on the baseball team with him/dating people on the team...

3- How long did you date before you were married? 4 months

4- How long have you been married for? 1 year

5- Who said I love you first? Ryan

6- When and where was your fist kiss? We were at his apartment on our 3rd date and we watched Pursuit of Happiness

7- Who kissed who first? He kissed me

8- Who proposed? Ryan

9-What's your favorite thing to do as a couple? we LOOOVE watching The Biggest Loser! If it is a Tuesday night at 7:00, don't bother trying to get ahold of us, we ignore all phones/doors/internet....we love it, and we will not be distracted. (those of you who have attempted getting us to do something on TBL nights know what I'm talking about) also, we love going on trips, relaxing (taking days off to hang out together), etc. oh yeah, we like baseball, just a little bit. :)

10-Do you have kids? How many? none.

11- What does he do that surprises you? my favorite surprise is when I get home from work and all his dishes from lunch are already in the dishwasher, haha! Lame, I know. But my real favorite surprises are just fun dates and nights out doing something out of our normal routine.

12- What's your favorite feature about him? hmm, I like his blue eyes. and i like his deep voice.

13- What's your favorite quality about him? I love his quick wit. It's fun to have a random conversation with him and see what kinds of comments he comes up with...it always makes for a good laugh! also, he never does things "half way" if he is going to do something, then he'll give it 110%.

14- Does he have a nickname for you? we both call each other beby. he also calls me wife, or wifey (not in a mean way though, it's cute)

15- What's his favorite color? Red to look at, Blue to wear. We've had this conversation a million times and he can never quite make up his mind.

16- What's his favorite food? barbeque chicken pizza

17-What is his favorite sport? everything, if i had to name top three, i would say #1 baseball, #2 football, #3 basketball

18- What's a hidden talent that he has? i think that everything he does is a hidden talent! haha, anytime that we both try
something new, he is SO much better at it than I am, like mini golf...everything on the WII....I don't know, those are kind of boyish things anyway, but he still is way good at them

19- How old is he? he'll be 23 on Oct. 10

20- What do you admire most about him? His patience. You might not think it, but he can take a lot before he really gets pushed over the edge, I don't have much tolerance for some things.

21-What's his favorite past time? active past time: playing baseball, lazy past time: playing Madden with Kevin, preferably on Kevins PS3

22- Who eats more? He does

23- Who is taller? He is 8 inches taller.

24- Who sings better? neither of us

25- Who is smarter? Ryan. but only cause he's still in school...haha!

26- Who does the laundry? both of us

27- Who pays the bills? we both do

28- Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? If you are looking at the bed then I do

29- Who mows the lawn? Ryan did, when we mowed the lawn, but now we don't have to at our new place.

30- Who cooks dinner? I do, Ryan helps if I ask him though

31- Who drives? Ryan

32- Who is more stubborn? we're a very stubborn couple. I'll leave it at that.

33- Who has more friends? Well we both share our friends

34- Who has more siblings? we each have 3

35- Who controls the T.V. remote? whichever one doesn't have the computer, haha. funny rules..I know.

36- Whose temper is worse? Ryan's temper only comes out during sports, so i never have to deal with it. So in the actual relationship I guess I have the worse temper.

37- Who does the dishes? Ryan

38- Whose parents do you see more often? We see them both pretty often, but Ryan's parents are closer, so probably them (when they aren't on the road)

Okay, now I tag Kirsten, Julie, Kristen, Natalye

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

we're here!

alright, so once we got home from our anniversary, the packing began. we did lots of dumpster diving in cardboard recycling bins looking for big huge boxes! and then every night last week consisted of a couple hours dedicated to packing. We got most of it done by Friday night, and then Saturday morning came (along with our amazing friends, Kevin, Greg and Karly and their helpful trucks) and the loading began. It took us 4 and half hours to get everything moved out, moved in, and cleaned. Then everyone left and Ryan and I were stuck in a sea of boxes.
Then we began the unpacking. Ryan started in the laundry room setting up the washer and dryer (by the way, who knew you have to buy a NEW cord for a dryer every time you move? we didn't) and I started in the kitchen unloading the boxes. about 6 hours later, we made a late night run to Smiths to get some groceries, made a midnight frozen pizza dinner, and then hit the sack. We woke up in the morning, came downstairs and were a little disappointed in the small dent we'd made in the pile of boxes the night before. But by the end of the day, and after a lot of hard work, everything was unpacked, put away, and the boxes were back in the recycling bins where they belong! We LOVE our new house!

The first picture is of some boxes in our old apartment, this was after only one night of packing, I couldn't get all the boxes to fit in one picture after we were all done with the packing!

the rest of the pictures are all the before pictures of our new place...my goal this week: to get all the pictures hung, the tables sanded and stained, and get a couple more furniture pieces (you can tell our bedroom is desperate for help! it ECHOES!) so enjoy these before pictures....I want you to appreciate the after pictures :)

happy anniversary!

Well, over Labor Day Weekend, Ryan and I celebrated our first anniversary. We left Logan on Friday afternoon, and drove all day to Mesquite NV. It was so much fun, and SOOO relaxing! At one point Ryan even said "I think my back hurts from laying down so much all weekend!" haha! It really was great, we spent all day at the pool, and then we would eat at the yummy buffet's...omelet's at home will never be the same! The funniest thing though, was that on our actual anniversary, we were out at the pool and the life guards kicked everyone out because a huge thunder cloud was coming our way, so after about an hour and half of being out there, we headed back to the room, it was still too early to start getting ready for dinner, so we decided to watch some TV first. All the sudden...BOOM! it sounded like the TV exploded, and all the power went out! it was POURING rain outside! We waited a couple hours for it to come back on and took a nap, then decided we better attempt at getting ready, so we each took a shower in the pitch dark, and got ready....we headed out the door for dinner (with my really wet hair...very attractive for our anniversary dinner) and the hallways were so dark! No emergency lights at all....well, I guess they did have glow sticks hanging from the ceiling on yarn, if you consider that "emergency lighting". So we thought the whole hotel's power had gone down...oh no, the whole casino was flashing and dinging as if it there was no rain at all! So everyone and their dog was trying to get into the buffet in the casino, and it wasn't worth the wait, so we ended up driving up to St. George for dinner, wet hair and all! We had a delicious dinner at Outback Steakhouse, and went to a movie and then headed back to the Oasis! Let's just say, we defiantly had a memorable first anniversary!

We're still in love, and as happy as could be!