Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy Holidays

Hope everyones break is joyful :)

Happy New Years


Trey and Mary

Thursday, December 9, 2010

two more additions

I meant to post this last week but life is crazy. My oldest brother Mark and his wife Emily adopted a beautiful baby boy they named him Levi and he was three months old. No one knew they were adopting besides a few family members, it was a huge surprise for us and their family.

My mother and I had a shower for Levi last Friday and it was really special to meet baby Levi. Adoption is one of the coolest things a family can do, I am so happy Mark and Emily decided to adopt. It will change his life forever..

A few days before that my oldest sister Amy had her 9th child, and 5th girl. She is going to have her hands full, but Rachel is sure a beauty!!

I am so thankful for my nieces and nephews

(I only have one picture of baby Rachel)

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

I am a horrible house wife

Okay so I have been feeling like a really sucky wife because I had no Christmas decorations in my house... First I don't have the time or money to go out and buy decorations while in school, and lastly I didn't think it was worth it since we are leaving for Christmas break and wouldnt even be able to enjoy them.

My mom gave me a little tree, a poinsettia, and a sign that says "Happy Holly Days"

Next year ill be better.... still LOVE Christmas :)

Finals week ahead !

Sunday, November 21, 2010

My heart exploded

If this doesn't make you happy... I don't know what else will.. (yes I am obsessed with this puppy)

Happy Sunday

Thursday, November 18, 2010

The dark lord is coming....


I am so excited to see this movie, we are going on Wednesday:)

This summer I listened to the deathly hollows on tape for the 2nd time.. and listened to the end 4 times.. while crying. Trey thinks I am crazy


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Beautiful Number 27 Ellie Mae

Being an Aunt is a special joy, I have had this pleasure for 14 years. I love my nieces and nephews, every time I see them they bring a smile to my face with something silly they've said or done. I am always amazed how innocent and adorable little kids can be, they have such sweet spirits and just want to be like you.

This post is for my all my nieces and nephews, but especially for the newest arrival.

Eleanor Mae Ratelle

She is absolutely beautiful, Trey and I had the special experience of being with Brittany, the amazing Mommy during her labor. Brittany was in labor for about 30 hours all natural, she is a complete warrior!! The experience will always have a special place in my heart, I have been thinking about the new parents ever since Tuesday when Ellie was born. They are going to make the best parents in the world and I cant wait till I get to experience parenthood...actually I can for a couple of years:) Trey told me he wanted one.. and then after realizing we are still both in school he changed his mind.

Congrats Brittany and made a beautiful baby

The one and only Ellie Mae

Check out the rest of the photos here, Brittany's friend Melanie took all the pictures, she does an awesome job!!

Here are our pictures holding her.. sorry they are so small

Sunday, November 14, 2010

6th Month Anniversary !!

Its our 6th month Anniversary today, time really has flown by. We have made many memories in the short time we have been married, grown a lot closer, and also had to over come some newlywed marriage woes. We were joking today that the six months we were engaged was much harder than being married for six months.

Here are a few things I love about being married:

-Having our own place
-Sleeping in the same bed (Now that we have a king bed)
-Watching our favorite T.V shows
-Going out to dinner (Sushi is our new favorite)
-Going shopping, Trey totally has style and its so fun to shop (with our small college budget)
-Working out together, hiking, riding our bikes
-Playing with Dogs (I cant wait till we get our own)
-Traveling.. hopefully the future looks bright
-Just being married to Trey has made me a better person :)

These are just a few things I love about being married

Our first 6 months ..


Costa Rica

Hayden Lake Reception
Palm Springs

Thursday, November 4, 2010


For one of my classes (organizational communications) we were assigned to write an "Honesty" paper. For 2 days we had to be completely honest, no lying, no white lies, exaggerating, sarcasm, and we had to obey all traffic rules (no going over the speed limit, or jaywalking). If we caught ourselves doing any of these things we had to start over.... I would like to think of myself as a pretty honest person but this was hard. I decided that I failed the assignment after a class discussion, there is no way that I could have been completely honest.

Now let me explain why. It would be impossible for me to remember everything I had said or done throughout the day, and no one is perfect. However I can control the white lies, the exaggerations, and sarcasm. I have been thinking about this a lot lately and how important it is to be honest in everything we do especially in work situations. Believe me I have a lot of pondering to do... but just think about being honest.

(I really like this quote:)

"The Truth will set you free"

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


So sorry that I don't have any cool things to write about besides the huge amounts of homework, and the 3 papers due this week... however soon there will be a great post about our weekend in boise for Treys soccer regionals :)

Friday, October 15, 2010

Logan Zoo

My beautiful sister Christina came to visit us today. Trying to be creative and think of things I could show her I had the brilliant idea of going to the zoo. I didn't even know the Logan zoo existed!!! It was so fun and there were actually a lot of animals monkeys, birds, elk, ect not only did we get to see all these great animals.. it was only a $1.... I love logan.

We had a really fun day and it was so fun to see my sissy pants...thank you for coming up :)

(Pictures By Christina Jane herself)

Monday, October 11, 2010


First off we finished lost... in 2 months, I am so sad its over... Best TV show ever....

I have a girl crush... on Kate Austen (Evangeline Lilly)

She is beautiful and ripped... I admit it .. I have a girl crush

Sunday, October 10, 2010

I love my parents..

My Mom and Dad visited Trey and I on saturday, they were helping us switch our beds (which you will read from the post below)

I love my parents so much, they would do anything for me which they do all the time including moving me back and forth from place to place....and they really are some of my best friends. I am grateful for the great people they are, and for helping me become who I am today..
I love you Mom & Dad

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

No Sleep

I love sleeping ....on average I have to get eight hours of sleep just to function properly.. Rachel Henriksen and my husband will vouch for that. So ever since Trey and I got married we had been sleeping on a king bed.. until we got to Logan.. I made the horrible mistake of buying a queen bed...

Trey on the other hand does not sleep... he has restless leg syndrome which causes him to move constantly. It probably doesn't help that before we got married he would get as little sleep as possible so now he doesn't know how to sleep more than the bare minimum . Another reason he doesnt sleep is his brain... he is wired at night, some of us think during the day but Trey thinks at night.. and when I say think I mean he try's plan his whole life in one night of sleep!

So instead of sleeping like an angel like I used too I am constantly getting elbowed in the face, or being woken up from trey thrashing around like a tornado... I don't sleep anymore and sometimes I wake up wanting to punch my husband.

..... we are trading our bed frame in for a king and using twin mattresses to make a king...

This is my sob story of the week...

I still love you Trey.. I just wish you could sleep :)

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

I am Legal

I am finally legal, I turned 21 on Saturday I thought I would feel a lot older but I only feel younger! I have realized I am very young and I am married. I am sure when people see trey and I they are shocked we are married especially with Treys baby face and all :).

Anyway, this weekend was so great Trey treated me like a princess and got me a TREADMILL off ksl!!! I know I am weird but I've wanted a treadmill for a long time. It will keep me sane during the cold, long winter days here in Logan.

On my birthday Trey told me we could do anything I wanted...... I wanted to go on a short hike with the dogs and my parents. Turns out we walked about 8 miles .. it seemed a lot shorter the last time I did it. Trey was a huge sport (he really hates hiking) but I guess thats what love is all about. Then my mom took Trey and I to Lonestar for lunch, one of my favorite past times the steak tacos are to die for. After lunch trey and I watched a show about dogs (another thing I love.. but he does too) and slept. For dinner we went to Asain Star.. another favorite past time. It was the perfect day with the people I love the most!

My mom also spoiled me for my birthday along with buying me lunch she got me mac makeup, a sweater and a cute purse. My sister Christina got me black stretchy pants that I've wanted ever since I saw her wearing them.... I love them :)

In short my birthday weekend was one of the best ever, . I am so grateful for Trey and our marriage, we have a lot of fun together and I can wait for the future birthdays :)

Asian Star

The awesome Treadmill

Sunday dinner with the family

My amazing parents (the hike didn't phase them)

The love of my life :)
It did phase Trey

My sister Christina put cute sticky notes all over the mirror at grandmas (where I work) it
made my day.. thank you so much sissy.

Friday night Trey had a soccer game in Provo, and his fun cousins came to support.


Monday, September 27, 2010


A couple weekends ago my brother Joe and I ran a 5k together... we were planning on doing the Logan half, but we procrastinated and it was full. Joe and his beautiful pregnant wife Camille were our first guest to our new home. I love them both, and I am so glad we are family.

I have been running races since my sophomore year of high school thanks to my sister Alison who talked me into running the salt lake half marathon.... thats when the attraction started. Ever since then all 3 of us have been running races together. I have such fun memories of running these races, there is something about accomplishing something that may be difficult or you may be scared of... it feels great...

Here are some pictures of the event Joe took 5 overall, and I took 3rd place among the females. Joe and I are both wearing black

I know I look a little scary.. I was tired... hah

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Trip to SLC

Yesterday Trey and I went down to Salt Lake because his mom (Denise) is in town helping Trey's sister move in. We met treys mom, sister, and brother in law at Rodizio Grill... if you have never been to Rodizio Grill, I highly suggest that you go. Its a brazilian stakehouse (all you can eat) Needless to say we came home feeling very full.

It was so nice to see Treys mom because we hadn't seen her in almost two months. I wish that they lived closer so we could do more fun things with them more often.

Treys sister is also pregnant.. the cutest pregnant woman I have ever seen! We can't wait for he/she to arrive in November.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Home at last...

The NEW place.. We are finally moved in and couldn't be more happy to have a place just the two of us! I feel like we have been living all over the place this summer so its nice to have somewhere to call home. Trey was so helpful with all the moving.. and if any of you know me well you know I am pretty organized.. Lets just say Trey was very patient, and helped design our cute new home. I love you baby!

Trey and Travis (Treys old Roommate) put this bookshelf together all by themselves... if any of you know trey... It's a big deal :)