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Monday, November 22, 2010

Fam Damily

It's time for the cliche Thanksgiving post. And this year I have been thinking a lot about how grateful am for my AMAZING family. Yes, this is going to be a cheesey post. And the pictures are old, so I apologize for that.

First, the Magnusson side

I am proud to call these people family. My family is Loud! and in physical size we are BIG! People always ask "do you come from a big family?" This question makes me chuckle. No, there are not a million children, my parents had 4 kids. however, at 5'10" I am most definitely the runt. BUT, we also include each inlaw as a sibling (including Natalie although she's not pictured! Sorry Nat!) and for each one person there is the noise of at least 3 normal people. Maybe not for Casey and Nat but we'll teach them. Casey's entire extended family does not make as much noise as just my immediate family. When Casey met my whole extended family he was frightened by the chaos. When I was younger, I was not close with my family. I'm not sure why. Now, I can't think of anyone who I'd rather hang out with. They are so funny! And they would do absolutely anything for me and Casey. We love them so much, quarks and all.

Now the Moons!

I Cannot believe how grateful I am for these people. I keep hearing about all of these dramas between people and there inlaws. Well, sorry, mine rock!!! They are definitely not hard to get along with! They love me and Casey just the way we are. I got the best inlaws in the world. They know I'm crazy and they still love me (I think....) it took me a long time to feel like I could be myself around them because I am so different from them; I'm loud, vegetarian, and love to get personal. They are very respectful of space, quiet, well mannered, and definite carnivores (except Robin! Thank you Robin!). But guess what? They still love me and want to spend time with me! They would do anything for Casey and I, and we would do anything for any of them.

If you haven't noticed The Magnusson family and the Moon family are very different. But they are both OUR FAMILY There's none of this your family and my family. I am honored that Casey feels like my mom and dad and siblings are his mom and dad and siblings. I'm so grateful that through Casey I have nine more siblings and another fantastic woman to call mom.

I love you family! and I'm grateful that I'm stuck with you forever!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Question/Rant of the day

Opinion time.
There were 2 young men breaking into a home in Utah. One through the back door using a screw driver, the other through a window. The owner of the home came down and saw the man at the back door and fired his weapon at the would-be robber. Both men ran off. The young man he fired at died at the edge of the yard from the gunshot. He was 19. The home-owner could face some serious charges because of his actions. You are only allowed to attack with equal force. so he could have used a screw driver on the boy.

First I want to say that this young man was 19 years old and I totally believe people can change. His chance to turn his life around is now over and that is an awful tragedy.
what would I do differently? The owner had his wife and children in the home with him. Do you call the police, hide, and pray with all that you have that these men only want to rob you and don't want to harm your family? Could I live with killing some one? No. Could I live with having my child killed because I failed to act? No. So What now? In my home I would flip on lights, but in order to do that I'd have to walk where the burglar could see me. How do I know if he has a gun or just a screw driver? How do I know his intent? And now what if this man goes to jail and leaves his family anyway?
Where's the line? What would you do?

Friday, October 8, 2010


This has been a long time coming. We got Moose the springer spaniel on July 24 and we are absolutely wrapped around his cute little paw. He is now almost 5 months old. I haven't posted because I lost our camera chord but I'll post some pictures that are just from my phone. He's very wiggly and hard to photograph.
This was right after he jumped in the shower with Casey and tracked mud all over the bathroom. what a stink.
Do you see the fish on his head?! this was when he was just a little tyke...

Moose's full registered paper name is Hersheys Moose Tracks. He and skills are best friends. He wants to be anywhere she is and he's been beat up by her since the second they met. He is the Opposite of Skills. She's uptight, sleek, clean, afraid of everything, liAdd Imagekes to sleep in, doesn't like to cuddle, was easy to potty train, never barked but whined a lot, doesn't wag her tail when she's happy but gets a glazed look in her eyes or jumps on you. He's relaxed, cuddly, always muddy, a morning bird, barks a lot but never whines, fearless, and his tail/butt never stop wagging. Skills pees when she's excited. Moose pees when we yell at him. Skills is a daddy's girl and follows Casey everywhere. Moose is a mama's boy and is wherever I'm at. The only thing they have in common is there love for treats and there love for teasing each other. And they're both ridiculously cute.
Yes. Our dogs really do sleep like this.
I had food. that's the only way they sit still.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010


Thank you! Thank you to everyone who has been so helpful this last two months as I've been struggling. I have so many people who care about me and I'm in awe each time some one comments on my blog or sends me a text or asks in anyway how I'm doing. I know this whole Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) thing is common and I know everything will work out. But I'm still scared and worried. And therefore, very very grateful to the people who care.

A brief update. I went to my follow up appointment Monday. She explained my blood test results. Basically what's going on is that my FSH and my LH (those are the things that cause you to produce your hormones) are switched. So instead of having more FSH I have more LH. Meaning that I'm creating too much testosterone and not enough of the rest. Also my triglycerides are high because PCOS causes insulin resistance. The Insulin resistance is causing me to gain weight and making it hard to lose weight. The only way to manage PCOS is to keep your weight down. It's a vicious cycle. To manage the syndrome I have to lose the weight that the syndrome is putting on. Or else I'll have hormone problems forever. The doctor told me I'll have to be on this diet for the rest of my life. Yeah right. As soon as I have my children I'm eating pizza and pasta! I say that now, but I'm sure as soon as that beard comes in and I have Diabetes I'll be singing a different tune. Anyway, the doctor also told me to eat beans and nuts, which are high carb but good carbs, because they're a good protein source. I'm also supposed to try protein shakes (ick.).

Anyway, that's the update! Oh and I've lost 28 pounds!!!!! but I've plateaued and haven't lost any for about a week now, That could be because I've been struggling with the diet. We went camping and Casey is champ of the dutch oven! mmm... cake and cobbler.... I'll keep trying. I'll get back on track. I'm determined to be healthy. If not for me, for Casey.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Over share

Alright, I still suck at finding a way to post pictures... SOON! I promise. But for this post I'm going to over share. I've been a bit "down in the dumps" lately. There are a couple of reasons for this and I just feel the need to express one of them.

WARNING!!!!!!!!! if you are sensitive to talk about female issues DO NOT READ.

In December I stopped having my period. It came out of no where. I've always been really regular. At this point I stopped taking birth control because I was afraid of damaging a fetus if I did happen to be prego. I had a gyno appointment to renew my Birth control in January so I just waited for that to talk to a doctor. The doctor walked in, and started telling me that I was obese and if I didn't lose the weight I would never have children. She was shocked, shocked, to find that I hadn't gained weight in a long time and yet I'd been regular all my life. This was a huge hit to my self esteem. I was very grateful to Casey that day. She wanted to write me prescriptions. she didn't tell me what they were for or look for a cause because she "knew" it was obesity. After my tears and nap were over I got up, looked in the mirror, turned to Casey and said, "I look just fine!" and after that I was okay but very hesitant to go back to the doctor.

Me after that Doctors appointment.

I had a period in March and then nothing. I finally went to a trusted doctor, Dr. Dianne Farley-Jones, at the end of July. She was great! She talked about my eating habits, took TONS of blood in order to find out what was wrong, and she put me on progesterone. Her guess was that the problem was Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, but she wanted to run some tests and suggested that if that was the problem I go on a strict low carb diet. We then set up a follow up appointment for the end of September.

I got my blood test results about a week later. They were a bit depressing. Of the tests they ran over half were "borderline" or "abnormal". I'm low on Vitamin D, I'm high on Testosterone (yikes, I'm turning into a man!), blah blah blah, no fun. "STRICT low carb diet. carbs coming from fruits and vegetables" was the note on the results.

Basically, she's pretty positive it's Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). If you don't know what that is it's easily google-able. But the run-down is that it causes infertility and Insulin resistance meaning it could lead to Diabetes, cancer, a mustache, etc.. Fixing my insulin levels, and as much as I HATE to admit it, losing some weight will help my fertility. (side note: Yes, I know I have some weight I should lose. However, I do not believe I am Obese. you can talk to me about this because I can get pretty passionate.)

No. Casey and I are not actively trying for pregnancy. It's just scary to think I might be broken and never give Casey his little girl (even if I am hoping for all boys...). Things are getting better; the progesterone caused me to have a period, and I'm hopeful for another one next month. I never thought I'd be "hopeful" for a period. ugh.

The diet blows Goats!!! did you know beans are super high carb? I sure didn't. And for me, beans are my protein source since I don't really eat meat. Low carb and no meat is HARD. I've been eating TONS of salad, TONS of eggs, and my new best friend is Crystal Light. Ugh, I'm even a diet soda drinker. I feel like I've crossed over to the dark side. and by the way, low calorie does NOT mean low carb. No sugar does NOT mean low carb. I am now a label checker. again I say, UGH. No pasta, no potatoes, no beans, no cookies, what's left to live for?!! On a normal 2,000 calorie diet they suggest 250 grams of Carbohydrates. I'm trying to keep mine below 50 most days. sometimes I splurge and do 100. Anyway, it was really hard for the first week... I'm getting better at it though; my average day looks like this. Breakfast: string cheese, grapes, multi-vitamin, orange juice. Lunch: Big salad with lots of greens. Dinner: scrambled eggs with cheese (every 3 days I allow myself to have a piece of whole grain whole wheat toast. Only 15 g of carbs!) Desert: a crystal Light popsicle. I have already lost 15 pounds! So that's something.I bet Darth drinks Diet Sodas.
It has been hard. And it some times gets me down. But I have high hopes and blog, thanks for allowing me to vent. If anyone has any awesome low carb vegetarian meal ideas I'd love to hear them! Sorry for the over share.

Friday, August 6, 2010


So, I have many many things I want to blog about but I NEED pictures first! We have tons of pictures but I lost the chord to put them on the computer and our lap top is emotional. I'll see what I can find. BUT as a teaser; the two things I WILL get pictures posted of are 1) Tim Mcgraw (mmm...) and Lady Antebellum with Amanda Richins 2) MOOSE! our new puppy who we love! you'll love him too as soon as you see pictures.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

3 Years Later

Casey and I just celebrated our third anniversary yesterday! Sadly I was kind of sick and he was exhausted but still he came home with beautiful flowers and I made him his favorite treat; brownies. We celebrated Saturday with lunch at Olive Garden, A tour of Salt Lake (I want to live in the Beehive house!) and dinner at Market Street Grill. It was an AWESOME day! It rained! The weather was very similar to our wedding day.

Casey is the perfect husband. I know I don't rant and rave about him enough because I have way too much fun teasing him. But, If you've heard the song "Then" by Brad Paisley, you know how I feel about Casey. He surprises me frequently with how great he is. I really should stop being surprised by now. I'm frequently shocked that he chose to pursue me, and not give up on me! Casey is such a good person and he makes me a better person and I'm grateful every day that I can be married to him forever and ever. Love you Moon Face.

Monday, July 19, 2010


Alright, it's confession time. Everyone keeps asking what my favorite part of the cruise was... I come up totally blank. The cruise was sweet and I loved it. BUT my favorite part of that vacation was the fact that we got to go to Port Orchard, Washington and see my brother Lance's cute family. I did not get near enough pictures. I absolutely LOVE that family! (gee Leslie, really? way to state the obvious.) We don't get to see them much and man my nephews are hilarious! seriously, hilarious! And beyond that they are sweet and cuddly. They would climb into bed with us every morning and snuggle. ALSO, Abigail Lori Magnusson was born a few weeks before we went. Abby was born Down Syndrome and she is the sweetest thing ever! She is amazing! I wish I could think of a better way to rave about her but I think you'd have to meet her to know how sweet she is... Anywho, here are some pictures of this oh so amazing family.

ABBY!!! I held her more than my fair share... I couldn't help it! She's so cute!

Carter, This kid's intense! he can climb any tree and beat us all in basketball! and he's also very sweet and always includes everybody.

Casey! I think this picture captures it all about him. Dang I like him.

Peyton, this is one tough boy. He's also ridiculously sweet and cuddly. and quarky.

Abby and Grandma, I love this picture.

The Casey's jumping. I was trying to get one that showed how big their smiles were. But dang them they wouldn't stop moving.

I think we scared Natalie. bahaha Not really, they LOVE her, but this picture makes me chuckle.

Me Casey and Abby, Like I said, I hogged her.

Road trip supplies. When we left we drove through the night. ugh. 14 hours.

One more of Abby. Just cause I can.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Alaska Cruise!

Ok... I don't even know how to write this post.... This trip was just so fun and there's so much that I want to say and millions of pictures I want to show! I have more on facebook so for now here's just some little pictures that capture my favorite parts about the trip (besides seeing Lance and Lexi. I'll do a whole other entry for that soon). Really my favorite part was that I got to spend a whole week relaxing and hanging out with great people. We met Yani and Jaime on the cruise ship and they were such a nice couple that gave me a desire to travel to obscure places. Agus was one of the staff in the dining room, and although he worked like 20 hour days, he was always super excited to see us and helped make mom's birthday special. Also, I loved how beautiful Alaska was! it was so green! Anyway, I'll try to tell stories with my pictures so ya'll don't have to read my blabber.
Us with the beautiful MS Rotterdam.

My favorite thing about the trip. Chillin with Hubby Moon. A lady came up wanting to take pictures of us because she missed her family (she was on a business trip. rough life.)

We LOVE jungle speed! we played it lots on the ship... harsh words were said, cheating occurred, testicles were smashed, jokes were made, and it was fabulous! also they had around the clock ice cream! mmmm... (and Nat, that was an accidental "mmm" not one meant to laugh at you! but now that you mention it....)

First stop, Juneau. that's the tram we rode to the top of a mountain. I think this captures the beauty of the trip quite well. This is where we walked 3 miles to pay like $2.80 for a fountain soda. It was ridiculous!!! but SO SO worth it... canned soda was $2.50 on the ship.

We played lots of shuffleboard. It allowed us to be outside watching the beauty go by while also engaging our competitive spirits. I was the weak link. when me and Nat were on a team, the boys beat us. When we did Moon's vs. Mag's the Mag's beat us. We did beat Mom and Dad once but that's because they're much less ruthless then Log and Nat.

The glacier. it's HUGE! we saw seals. It was beautiful.

enjoying the glacier.

Sitka was my favorite place. It rained the whole time we were there but it was less touristy than the rest of them and there were little islands, with only one house on them, everywhere! I want one.

Ketchikan! it was beautiful! this is where I got my Pirate Saloon sweatshirt which I LOVE!

In Ketchikan we got to see the lumber jack show which was absolutely amazing!!! they were hilarious, buff, talented, and very entertaining.

Victoria BC had the most amazing buildings! It was very city like but amazingly beautiful. We saw street vendors everywhere and they all brought their dogs with them so I had fun saying hi to the puppies and missing my cute pup.

This was like where Parliament gathered or something??? sorry bad memory... but it was beautiful.

Darth Vader plays the violin on the streets of Victoria. What a crazy man.

This is us! Thanks Ya'll. Especially Mom and Dad for paying for the cruise and most everything we did while their! I love you all for giving me these great memories.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Guilty pleasures

I think I embarrass Casey. This week has made it kind of easy to see. Luckily, he likes that I'm quirky and weird. I have a HUGE list of guilty pleasures. My definition of guilty pleasure; something that I LOVE, that I find a little embarrassing. Now, there are many things that should probably be on this list that I won't include because while some might be ashamed, I think it much too awesome. Like my love for starwars. But anyway, here are my guilty pleasures.
  • musicals

  • Twilight (yes, I've read them all about 5 times.)
  • Taylor Lautner

  • Ella Enchanted (I read it a couple times a year.)
  • Backstreet boys

  • NSYNC (boy bands probably shouldn't make the list. Everyone secretly loves them. Don't lie, you know you do.)
  • Limp Bizkit

  • Vampire Diaries

  • Gossip Girl

  • Glee

  • Hilary Duff Movies

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Brittany spears

Sunday, June 6, 2010

loving it

Things I really love (that aren't alive with organs and shtuff) that I've been thinking about lately.
  • Walking barefoot outside
  • the mountains
  • water (rain, rivers, puddles, lakes, waterfalls, drinking water, I love it all)
  • Witty banter
  • basketball shorts
  • sweats
  • air conditioning ( thanks Willis Haviland Carrier, the inventor of A.C.)
  • my pop corn popper and pop corn accessories (Thanks Missy and Dani)
  • crystal light packets
  • blankets
  • quaking aspens
  • the sunshine
  • texting
  • Taco Amigo

and that's my love for inanimate objects for the day.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


Yes, Casey has the Kissing Disease. And it is AWFUL!!!! I have never seen Casey so sick. That is including when he had appendicitis. He keeps saying he'd rather have appendicitis. His throat is so sore that it takes every ounce of strength just to swallow his own spit. He's got a fever, sleeps the majority of the day and still looks exhausted, can barely talk, can't eat or drink much of anything without me forcing him too for a good 1/2 hour, has a stiff neck, swollen glands and lymph nodes, a head ache, and all around feels like death. So here's his story...
Casey has been sick for a couple of weeks with a cold. So when Casey started going to bed at 7:00 and 8:00 completely exhausted I didn't think anything of it. He usually goes to bed at 9:00, and Casey is ALWAYS tired anyway, so I didn't think anything of it. Well last week he had so much sinus pressure and neck pain and a 5 day migraine that nothing could help. (PS he went to work EVERY DAY!) so last thursday he goes to the doctor and they tell him he has a sinus infection (oh did I mention that? on top of mono he also has a sinus infection!!) So he starts taking some stuff for that and then Sunday night he woke up at about 12:30, when I went to bed, and didn't fall back asleep due to the pain in his throat and his inability to swallow. He woke me up at 4:30 telling me there was something wrong and he needed to go to the doctor. Now, Casey knows his body really well, when he says he has to go to the doctor, something is wrong. But, even though I knew something was wrong, I don't take kindly to being woken up and it took me til about 5:15 to get out of bed and put a bra on so I could take him to the ER. There were some pretty crazy lumps on the back of his neck that the doctor instantly diagnosed as mono but they ran the test just to be sure. The Bad News: There is nothing a doctor can do for mono except give you pain pills for your sore throat, No spit swapping for 6 weeks (yeah right.), and no contact sports or his spleen could rupture. The Good News: We know what's wrong with him.
Here's what I know about Mono:
Mono is generally caused by the Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV). Most people get infected with EBV at some point in there lives but it doesn't turn to Mono. EBV stays dormant in most people and flares up just enough to pass on to unsuspecting sick people. EBV is passed through saliva, tears, or mucus. So sharing drinks or utensils or kissing can cause infection. It's likely that I have dormant EBV in my body since they found traces when I was younger and Logan had Mono... so it's possible that I gave it to Casey, or really, anybody since Casey and I aren't exactly germ-a-phobic. The reason it turned to Mono is because Casey's body was in a state of stress from his appendix surgery. He's been sick on and off ever since, never completely healing. It could also be from his sinus infection medicine which weakens the immune system by killing off some of the good stuff in order to get rid of the bad. Mono lasts about 6 weeks and until he is feeling better he is contagious as well as at risk of a ruptured spleen if he decides to play contact sports (sorry Justin, no paintballing!).
Anyway, we're working on finding things he can get down his poor throat. broth, yogurt, water, juice, herbal tea, and apple sauce almost kill him; but it's all we've got for now. He's been snoring due to the sinus infection mixed with a throat swollen to twice it's normal size and so he'll snore and then won't be able to breath (like sleep apnea) and then jolt and continue on sleeping. needless to say, my sleep has also been affected. Last night the swelling in his throat went down a little and we both slept better than we have in about a week. Anyway, give him a little prayer and I'm sorry this is the longest blog post ever... forgive me.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


Yes, it is official, I am the big two-two. It is the point where there is nothing left to look forward to. 8; baptised 16; driving and dating, 18; your legal 21; drinking and gambling. the next thing I'm excited for is senior citizen discounts and early bird specials! Dang that's a long way off.... ;)
Anywho, my birthday was spectacular! I wish I had pictures but, as you all know, I suck at remembering my camera. Casey gave me 3 pairs of jeans and a collection of Howard Keel musicals (I asked for 7 brides for 7 brothers and he surprised me by getting me 4 musicals instead of just one!!!! WOOT!) I love musicals! I LOVE to sing along! SO, the deal was that Casey had to watch 7 brides for 7brothers with me and if he fell asleep (which he always does during movies) then I get a reward of 2 trips to the movie theatre, complete with popcorn, in the month of May (he hates movie's in the movie theatre also). He fell asleep and I got to go to Iron Man 2 on Saturday. On my birthday he also had flowers delivered to my work and he made me spaghetti for dinner! mmm... spaghetti.... I also got lunch from Tisha at Taco Amigo! mmm... Taco amigo.... I have awesome friends and family, I got phone calls and texts and facebook messages all day! Ali sent me "the book thief", which I also got from Logan and Natalie as well as "lovely bones". I also got 2 books from Danielle! They all know of my obsession with books. :D Then on Friday we went to dinner with the Giles', Bigelows, and Richins at Olive Garden and played games at our house. Oh how I love them. They are all SO freakin hilarious! I can always count on a good time with that crazy group. Sunday we had my family party and I got more sweet gear, Including a popcorn kit complete with FOUR different types of seasoning AND professional butter! oh man am I psyched! Luke and Missy know of my OBSESSION with popcorn. mmm... popcorn...
All in all my birthday was full of the things I love; Family, friends, books, musicals, and of course, ALL of my favorite FOODS! (including cake. mmm... cake.... even the word is delicious.) Thanks everyone!

Thursday, April 22, 2010


I've heard the expression "a crossroad in your life" many many many times. I thought I had reached crossroads before. If I have, they haven't been like this one. I just keep thinking "now what?" After high school the decision to go to Snow was an easy one. The decision to marry Casey an even easier one, and every decision since has been made with Casey. This one's all on me. I graduate from UVU this month. Now what? Do I go get a job as a case worker? Do I try to find something in an RTC? Do I keep my job (that I dare say I hate) because the benefits ROCK and it'll pay for Casey's school and it's comfortable? If so should I find something part time also? or just volunteer and become a mentor? Do I scour the nation for an awesome Masters in Social Work Program? NOW WHAT?!

sigh.... I'll figure it out. But for now, Thank you Blog for letting me vent.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Jackson Hole 2010

A couple of weekends ago Casey and I got to take a day off work and head to Jackson Hole! We went with Katie and Jason and it was so nice! (I discovered dramamine and it is a beautiful thing! I didn't have to sleep to avoid throwing up!) We went down for the Hill climbs. This is when snowmobiles climb up a really steep mountain side. The Hill Climbs made it official; I am definitely a redneck. We ate, shopped in all the cute little tourist shops, ate, relaxed, ate, went on a ride through the elk refuge (the horses that pull you are awesome!) and did I mention we ate a lot? I have to rave about "Lee's Tee's" because I got the most amazing pair of sweats! I never want to take them off... mmmm... sweats....
Anyway, Casey and I really loved having a relaxing weekend away even if it was much too short. Here are some of our pictures! (oh and I added pics of my flowers to my last post... if you care?)

The only picture of the 4 of us. It was taken by a drunk guy, that's why it's blurry.

I wanted to be friends with this elk. He was funny.

My Good lookin hubby on the carriage ride

Casey and his brother getting DOMINATED in battle of the sexes. To be fair they were much nicer to Katie and I then we were to them.

Us messin around in the hotel

Casey and I under one of the awesome antler arches

Me trying to take on a wolf in the visitors center which is actually really cool. I think I could've won.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

turn that frown upside down

So yesterday was a bad day. Not the kind where everything goes wrong. The kind that you bring on yourself by allowing yourself to think (I knew thinking was dangerous). I tried all my usual tactics; blaring music so loud it hurts my ears, repeating "It's ok, It's ok, It's ok" over and over again, reading, etc.. It was all to no avail because I have responsibilities and so I can't just hide out with music and a book.
Everyday Casey calls me when he gets to the car to begin the long trek home from SLC. Yesterday, our conversation went like this Leslie:"Hubby Moon!" Casey:"hi wifey, how's work" L: "Lame" (this is my usual answer) C: "Are you ok?" (my tone must have been off) L:"long day". And then we chatted about our day. When I made it home I had time to change, get my stuff together, and head off to the store to buy supplies for my night at Slate Canyon. To my lovely surprise I walk in, pet the excited puppy, and go to drop my purse on the table when I see My favorite flowers, in our wedding colors, sitting in a vase on the table. They are so beautiful! I looked at Casey and said "what are these for" and he just shrugs and says "you sounded like you had a bad day".
These gorgeous flowers made everything better. I won't lie and say I was instantly in a good mood or my worries went away, but they upped my positive quotient and made the rest of my night a LOT easier and pleasant. Thanks Hubby Moon for being great! I wish I had pictures to post but perhaps I'll get them up tomorrow! :D

Friday, February 26, 2010

To Do List

Here's my list of things I want to do at some point. I'm hoping that by writing (typing) them down I'll have a reminder. So here they are in no real order.
  • Sky diving
  • Go to the east coast
  • Help a complete stranger in a big way
  • Skinny dip
  • Make and serve a fancy five or six course meal
  • Go on a cruise
  • Have a baby boy
  • Pet a tiger.
  • Have a dog that weighs at least 160 lbs
  • Buy Casey the best snow mobile on the market (or his dream truck)
  • Build homes with habitat for humanity
  • Learn the basics of car mechanics
  • Meet a REALLY famous person and pretend not to know who they are.
  • Swim/lay in a pool filled with pudding (or noodles)

That's all I can think of for now... It's not too much to ask for right? ;)

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

My PG girls

I just don't know what I'd do without these girls. They always make me feel loved and supported and I can tell them all about the stupid people who piss me off and about my cute family and they get mad with me and happy with me (or at least pretend to be ;)). They are fabulous. I've been best friends with Tisha since forth grade and Katy and Maeg since fifth. Thanks for stickin around girlies! Love you! Thanks for playing with me Saturday!
I look scary. But they look Cute! on the left is me and then Tisha, on the right is Maegan and then Katy.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Longest weekend ever

This last weekend was very event filled. There were 3 main things that happened

1. Casey had appendicitis (spelling?). We had to go and get a CT scan for him and 30 minutes after we got the results he was under the knife. We got out of the hospital monday morning and he's doing fabulous. The did it laproscopically (meaning they took it out of his belly button! SWEET!) and he's just tired and sore.

2. ANNIE ELLA MAGNUSSON was born! Yay new niece! that's number 15 for Casey and I and it's still just as exciting as the first ones! She's gorgeous! she was put through a bit of an ordeal during the delivery and her poor mother had a 17 hour delivery. But she is here and beautiful.

3. Logan's engaged!!! (yes, this is the third time I've edited this post) I think he's a slacker for not having a ring yet... ;) but oh well! We're all way excited to have Natalie in the family! Yay for new sisters! She's perfect for Logan and I feel partly responsable since I kind of hooked them up. Kind of.... haha I'll just be proud of myself! We kind of guessed what with all the forehead kisses and the constant touching... ;) YAY Logan and Natalie!

Anyway, this weekend was very busy... and I'm exhausted. But for the most part it was great! Poor Casey got to hear most of the good news from a hospital bed... Anyway! I hope everyone's doing great! :)

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Yay for Best Friends!

I must start this post by telling everyone what a bad person I am. I forgot my best friend, Ali's, Birthday.... Yes I know, How can someone forget there best friends birthday!? Well if you've met me, then you know how. I'm a flake. Ali has to remind me when her birthday is, along with everyone elses birthday, aniversary, holidays, etc. etc... I'm sorry I'm so dependent on you Al! So, I took a trip down to Cedar City last weekend to play with her! We spent a lot of time talking, (us? talk? never!) and interrupting Trav's football time, but it was perfect! Mickey Fillerup even came and played!!! Yay Mickey! Casey couldn't come because he worked Monday (and I didn't) and he had plans already. Again, I was bad with pictures but here's what I got. Love you best friend! Thanks for being fantastic!

Me and the birthday girl looking good in our pj's

These are the three people who made my weekend fantastic! Thanks!

Bahahaha I like this picture! Trav, you still owe me cookies.

I love my best friend.