Saturday, December 24, 2011

Chistmas Eve Surprise

As many of you know I finished college about two weeks ago and now its on to the big world... and I got the job of my dreams working at Lululemon! Yippee:) ....more details coming soon. Trey also has a job lined up so we're doing great.

 Here is a little Holiday Present... totally something I would post

Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Next Christmas

I know that its not good to ponder on next Christmas when this Christmas hasn't even passed.. but there are some things that I have missed this year due to moving/graduating. 

Next Christmas...

I will decorate my house/apartment with tons of Christmas decorations to make up for the past years of not being able to decorate. 

I will send out a Christmas card 

Jet will be full grown and wearing yet another Christmas sweater

I will have been a graduate from Utah State University for a year 

Trey and I will participate in endless holiday festivities

I will have hand crafted stockings for me, Trey and Jet.


go sledding 

This Christmas I am looking forward to spending Christmas at the Leonard's.  My mother-in-law is the queen of decorating and every Christmas I've been there I feel like I am in a winter wonderland:)

I hope everyone is having a great holiday season 

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Zero Motivation

You would think that when your 2 1/2 weeks from graduating college you would be working extremely hard to finish so that 3 1/2 years of a college education didn't go to waste.. that you would want to end with a bang. well that is not me at all. I can't handle it anymore.. I literally just need school to be over now.

This is my last complaint about school.. 

The End.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

My Average Weekend

My weekends start on Thursday. After class I get in my car (usually with Trey) and Drive to Salt Lake to work at my gmas. I've been doing this since my freshman year of college.. usually not every weekend, but this semester I've gone down every almost every weekend.

This is usually what my weekend consist of.....

Eating my moms famous homemade waffles for breakfast 

 Playing with Jettles
 Takin Jet everywhere.. Including my therapy store Lululemon..they love him!
Walking with my parents in the morning
 Hanging out with gma and of course my sis!
And last, but not least my favorite..hanging out with my lover

Making the drive back and forth can get extremely old, but a girl has to work. 

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Welcome November

November means that 1) my homework load isn't as heavy, and 2) I am one month away from being done with college.  We have a lot of things to look forward to this month, and I couldn't be more excited about thanksgiving break... I love the holidays :)

This month also means its been two years since Trey proposed to me..

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Poor Jet

Poor little jet is getting his manhood taken away tomorrow. I feel guilty for not letting him express his manly freedom but its for the best..I am like a worried mother.. I can only imagine what I will be like with kiddos.

 Love you Jettles

Monday, October 24, 2011

Old Loves

Some of us have old loves, loves that we aren't married too, or sharing a table for two with. These loves are old loves because It didn't work, we weren't truly happy and it was broken. However we are sometimes haunted by our old loves, good or bad. We're all human whether you let those old memories in or out. 

I came across this song, and it struck a cord... 

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Ballstaedt Halloween Party

My cute sister-in-law Brooke put on a Halloween party for my immediate family. There were some epic costumes, and spooky Halloween decor. Trey and I were little red riding hood and the big bad wolf...just in case you couldn't tell. 

Michael was a ballerina

My mom is super sexy

Isn't my mom a babe...yes she had 12 kids!!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Family Pictures

Okay, I don't have any kids yet, but I really wanted to get some family pictures of us including our little Jet.  We are graduating this year and wanted to have some photos to remember this amazing time in our lives.. and our good looks:) The pictures turned out amazing, couldn't be happier!

I have nothing but great things to say about our photographer Brooke, she has real raw talent and is a pleasure to work with.

Check out some of our pictures on her blog here

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Old Flings...

Its a sad day for Trey. He officially sold his blue truck, it was his baby and I've never seen him take such good care of anything (besides me) like he did this truck.
We have a lot of good memories with this truck and I will even miss it.

I hate seeing him so down.... but I know the next car of his choice will make him happy for the next chapter of his life. 

Friday, September 30, 2011

Dropping Love Notes

Three years ago today I was a freshman who was a little broken, just chopped my hair off and in an unfamiliar place. On September 30 I was walking out of class, wearing my good old tiger shirt and gold earrings that day I felt like I should go to the Library. I fought it and walked right past the library... then ended up turning around because I could hear my mom and sister Abi barking in my head, "If you want to meet people and make friends you need to go to social places where people hang out, like the library". My mom's guilt trips always get me. Walking in the library I saw that all the tables were full, besides one. There was a guy sitting there with his back faced towards me and I thought, "why not he looks cute from the back".  As I sat down I perked up a little because this guy was pretty cute, he glanced up at me and then continued doing is homework. As I sat there waiting for my second class to start I was wishing this kid would just talk to me, but whatever homework he was doing he would not take his eyes off it. When the time came for my next class I slowly got up to leave, put my books back in my bag extra slow, hoping he would say something...nothing. I left the library thinking I would never see him again. 

Later that day I came back to the library, I had one more class and it would be pointless to walk home. Walking into the library my stomach dropped, there was the same kid from earlier except he was sitting with two girls.. "what a player" I thought. I did not want him to think I was stalking him so I sat somewhere out of sight, and started to work on my homework.  The time went on and I peaked to see if the guy had left and he had,  I carried on with homework. About ten minutes later I looked up to see someone briskly walking past my table and dropped a piece of paper without even looking back. It was the guy from earlier, and this is what the note said. 

"To cross paths with you again and not talk to you would be my loss"

Trey Leonard 
(his number)

....Hope to hear from you

This is how it all started a little note that was dropped by my husband :) To this day I still can't beleive I kept the note.. I just thought it was so cute. Oh, and the girls he was sitting by the second time I came in .. "came and sat by him" haha  The rest is history!

Monday, September 26, 2011


I couldn't have asked for a better birthday. I was completely spoiled with surprises and lots of  Lululemon. I am so grateful for my amazing family and Trey. 

Best Cake

He wore this shirt in honor of me :)

Mr. Jet

Our little family

2 of the 6 sisters

Jet wanted to help open presents

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

House Guests

This past weekend we had some house guest. One was small and the other beautiful and talented. Treys sister Madison surprised him and flew all the way from Pepperdine to watch his soccer game... and I secretly sneaked my little Jet in.

It was such a fun weekend, and we loved having both house guest. I miss having Jet follow me around the house and sleeping on my clothes I can't wait for him to be with us permanently.

This little face!!

Monday, September 19, 2011

All I wanna do

Is listen to this song over and over ....

I think we can all relate to this song at some point in out lives

Monday, September 12, 2011

Cleaning Monday

I've been gone all weekend and my house is a mess.

I have a date with this guy....

Sunday, September 11, 2011


Preface...this post is personal

Today I've cried.. No its not been a bad day but a day full of emotions and new purpose.  I am sure the mixture of this day being 9/11 and strong emotions through my faith have helped.  I will never be able relate to those who were personally effected by 9/11. Everyone experiences pain in different ways. We will never be able to bring back those who've lost their lives.

But we can do something to help others remember us when we leave this earth.  

I know before I've talked about how my Dad loves family history, has written books about his parents and my mothers parents and beyond, and teaches a class about it.  I am sure this sounds overwhelming, and a little boring. But to me family history isn't just about knowing where you came from, or doing work for those who have already died. Its about leaving my legacy for my kids to remember me.  I am so grateful that my family and husband will not only be with me forever on this earth but for eternity.  It makes me overwhelmed with emotion to have the privilege to know and believe this. By leaving and collecting meaningful journals, pictures, videos, and material objects we can be remembered and remember others. Our time on this earth is short, and I know without a doubt its not the end. But by leaving bits of me I know my generations to come to know and always remember me.

Friday, September 2, 2011

School days

Its our last semester of college and I couldn't be more excited to graduate. I remember my freshman year of college I was sure I would only stay in Logan for one year, and then go to the U of U or something..  never did I plan on graduating from Utah State. I am proud of myself, and ready to move on. I will however enjoy this one last semester.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

The 80 year old me ...

I may not look 80 years old in this picture but that's how I feel.  I ran the Top of Utah Half Marathon in Logan today and it kicked my butt!! I was doing fine until mile 8 and that's when my mind was getting the best of me. But I did finish.. and I am so incredibly sore.. like standing and sitting is painful.. this would explain why I feel like an 80 year old woman. I am sure I will be glad I ran another half marathon in two weeks when I can walk normal again.

Thanks to my biggest support, Love you sweets!