Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Can't Put It Down

I bought a book last week. Not a big deal I do this every week when I finish the last one... This week though I bought this book.

Why is this book so different.. lets do the math ... 376 pages... 36 hours... I could not put it down. I would read when I ate, when I was vacuuming. This is a must read for anyone that is in need of an amazing book. And so this week I went out and bought another book, and it looks like this...

And I might have also pre-ordered this..

Nerd.. yes... but if you ever get the itching for a really good book at least you know where to find three of them... Well two until August 8.

Friday, February 26, 2010


I wrote a post awhile back about our obsession. Update passed off coins and all. Why did it take so long... Travis would get so emotionally attached that I would have to make him take a break. Sometimes I think that he really felt like he was being chased by lava and a huge turtle with spikes. He would get breathing so fast and shaking..... next obsession... not so emotionally intense!

Movin On

Movin on, it kind of scares me to death. A week ago there were so many questions where are we going to live, work,play, and hang out with when we move to Cedar? Should we go to Cedar in the summer or the fall. Do I want to do online or in the class room? Then the Lord stepped in. He always knows what I need. A dear friend of ours called us and said that he and his wife are moving out of their house in Cedar and they think we should move in. It is a little farm house right across the street from the SUU farm. Travis will work there for 20 hours a week for free rent and utilities. It has three bedrooms and is a lot bigger then where we are now. The best part we can have animals, paint walls, plant flowers, we can pretty much do whatever we want. The house is so nice with hard wood floors, an neat old architecture. I wish I could share pictures, but I didn't think the current tenants would appreciate me plastering the photos of their house on the web. We have met with all the people that needed to be met with and we have the house! We can move in May and I will be painting my the end of May I am sure. It is amazing the things that you want to do when you can't like paint. I have just wanted to pick up a brush and put colors on the walls.
There is still a lot of unanswered questions that I lay awake thinking about, but at least we will have a house to lay awake in thinking about them in. I was also reminded when we made our little trip down there that we have people in Cedar that already care for us, like Jake and Natalie, Paul and April, Whitney and Blake. It will be okay and when I think it won't be I just have to remember that the lord will step in, and he always knows what I need.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Fallon's Fourteen

I can not believe that Fallon is fourteen this year. I still remember the day that my mom and dad brought her home she was so precious, but she had quite the attitude. Now she is fourteen it is crazy. I am so proud of Fallon she is amazing at everything. She is a straight A student and has qualified for the Power Tumbling National Finals every year. She is so sweet and constantly concerned about others. I don't know what our family would do without her kindness. I love her so much and I hope that she had a great birthday. I know this picture is so old but this is her after placing at Tumbling Finals back East, she just looks so happy!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

A True Role Model

This Sunday was my sweet mother-in laws birthday. I remember the first time I met Diane, she was over at Debbie's for Enrichment Night and Allen called her over to meet me. She was so sweet and made me feel right at home in her beautiful house. Diane has continued to make me feel that way during these past three years. She is so willing to open her house, and her heart to everyone. She is such a great example of what a mother and a woman should be. I am so grateful that by marrying Travis I not only got a good man, but an amzing extension to my already wonderful family. I could go on and on about Diane and how creative, beautiful, fun, humble, and full of life she is, but mostly I just want her to know how much I love her, and that I am so grateful that she is in my life. Happy Birthday Diane, and I can't wait to spend this year with you.

Beauty and Love

Here she is Miss America! Travis' sisiter Kristyn has moved back to Utah, and we are so glad that she did. This weekend she hosted a great party in honor of Miss America. We ate a ton of food,acted as the judges and, won prizes throughout the night for guessing the right girl. It was such a nice party and Kristyn really spent a log of time making sure that everything was just perfect for a night of beauty. Thanks Kristyn!

I just had to share this picture, because I am clearly not the only person that loves and adores Travis Dyreng. Our nephews and niece clung to Travis like this for a good ten minutes while he was trying to help with dinner. I love Travis he is so cute, and totally deserves to be adored by everyone like this. Just as an example. I have been having a rough couple of days this past week dealing with life in general and today I walked in from class ( since Wednesday is my least busy day I use it to clean the house.) I placed my bag down and got ready to tackle the mess.... only when I looked around there was no mess at all. The dishwasher was running and so was the washer, the house was dusted, the carpets moped, and the clutter had found its way home. I could have cried. I just leaned over the lazy boy that Travis was sitting in and planted a big kiss on the lips!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

We Are Obsessed

Every once and a while Travis and I will get a new obsession. Some times these obsessions are movies, or a certain sitcom show, sometimes we have to eat ice cream everynight before bed or drink hot chocolate. These obsession really range in type and length. We are currently overcome with a new obsession! Travis' Sister Kristyn introduced us to this game over Christmas break. We refrained as long as possible but a week ago we broke down and bought it. Our obsession did not hit its full peak until we had some of our good friends Gabe and Linda over to play. The four of us played until almost two in the morning. Now me and Travis can not help ourselves if we have twenty minutes between classes you will find us passing off levels (atleast trying to) or battling castles. Hopefully this to shall pass, but I have a feeling it won't be for a while.