Friday, December 18, 2009

wake up and smell the roses

today i woke up from chase hovering over me with roses. WOWEE i'm gonna miss that :)

last night i was having a hissy fit and a little breakdown with missing chase ALREADY. and of course that means i pick fights or act like a bratty pre-teen. well shirley (chase's car) has recently been out of service but he risked the breaking down on the interstate factor and surprised me!!!! i felt like the luckiest girl in the world. which is how i've felt for the past 4 months anyhow :)

you are amazing chase anderson

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

AUBREY FINALLY!!!!

months of waiting. months of being (im)patient. and FINALLY she is here. totally better then i ever imagined. pure climax! wonderful!!!!
woke up at 630. skooted off to the airport in giddiness and then waited at the bottom of the escalators in the delta terminal just waiting! pestering everyone that got off the escalator and had to awkwardly pass me! 'did you just get off the san jose flight?' and finally there they were! we made eye contact. aubrey reached for me. ok not really but she was still at the top of the escalator. then they had to take the elevator with all the baby stuff and stroller! i ran and stood uncomfortably close to the opening doors and was jumping up and down ready to bombard them! yay!!!
spent the next couple days up in liberty bonding with her and 3 feet of snow. it was super great and got to love the louds even more.


aubrey is the smiliest baby!!!!!!!








my first minute with the angel













my little aubritto















so much quality time together.















pretty pretty pretty aubs. perfection.









zupas. she's addicted already

















AND ...

Chase got his endowments out on Saturday. I can seriously see a difference and I am SOOOO proud of him. I love you, baby. You are such an example to me. and soooo man pretty <3

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Christmas is just what i needed <3

So Christmas time is definitely here. It finally snowed officially. Like six inches or so! i'm bad with measurements but in my mind that's what i see when i look out my window (which has terrible sealing edges and when its windy- blows right onto my face and gives me a cough by morning) bollucks. anyways.... christmas is definitely here. we have a beautiful "Y" topped Christmas tree outside our door. I thank thee, Kelly and Lance! And my store is OUT OF CONTROL but makes the shifts go by insanely fast and the music is so holly jolly.
What has made Christmas really nuzzle into my heart is the wonderful "FORGOTTEN CAROLS" play that I went to. Chase and his family go every year and this year they brought me :) it was absolutely amazing. So many tender moments in that play. personal moments. and then other moments i got to share with Chase. It's wonderful to have a shoulder (even if it means crying on it sometimes.) The soundtrack is amazing in the Forgotten Carols. I bought the CD and the whole cast signed it. TREASURE!!! Christ lives and he cares about each of us and can be a best friend to all who let him in <3 i'm on my own little friendship path and i'm getting there. slowly but surely :) somedays i go miles and others just the steps i can force. it's better to be a 1000 steps away from heaven and heading in that direction then 3 steps away from heaven headed the other direction :)

Another great even of this week. The Phil Vassar concert. Minus the Phil Vassar. Cuz i had a meeting i had to be at for work so me and Chase just went to the concert for 2 hours (as long as we could) and that meant we only got to see the 2 opening acts and left SECONDS before Phillie came on stage. but Bombshell and Bucky Cuvvington were so good. I'm googling/amazoning their cd prices as you read :) Ok well yes yes. As you can see i have a great boyfriend. schedule. and friends that feel like family.

AND i'm stoked for my family to get here. Then more integration and bonding and snuggling hearts will occur :)

Monday, December 7, 2009

I saw Mommy kissing Santa Clause.....

well i'm Mommy in this situation and Chase is Santa Clause. The world is our mistletoe!!!!

So this week has actually been really rough. Just some struggles but yesterday- i do say was quite melodious. Just warmed my lil frown into a smile. Cuz that's what heat does (especially in the winter time!)

I went to temple square with my beautiful engaged roommate and her FIANCE!!! and my other beautiful pre-mi missionary roomate and her boyfriend. and Chase was my escort for the night (like every other night for the past 5 months )

Well I tried to call Tii but of course he was being a toosh and didn't answer his phone so looks like he didn't have to be the seventh wheel :) it was great though and FREEZING but great. Chase had to hold my bare (blue) toes between his werewolf hands the whole ride home and they had that aching feeling of when you jump into a cold pool and then into a hot tub. ouch. but i'm glad chase is always warm because i'm usually always cold. perfect.

I LOVE THE TEMPLE!!!!

So get ready for some adorable pics and some lovey dovey kissing ones too :)








the clan at temples square. love. christmas. all in the air!!!!






this has turned out to be a signature picture for us. yep that's me in a dress. classy :) and chase is a ute fan so u can expect him to be "classless" hahaha that just reminds me of the HEATED discussion we had about Max Hall the ride up to temple square. The BYU fans defending him (even if we didn't approve) til our faces turned blue. 5 against CHASE (the ute fan! psh)











yep. re-inactment!!!! typical high maintenance me!! good thing i have a couple years to make him realize he wants this ;) haha















my man is strong! and has his priorities straight. i'm a dang lucky chic! it's great not having to change someone :)



















hahaha we found a heating vent. yep this is on temple square. my feet couldn't feel it cuz they were way past frozen but my legs warmed up and this pic is totally appropriate. my leggings are practically like pants. kelly is so posh. annie is marilyn monroe. and i'm an unaware child.











with just one kiss he lets me know
that there isn't anywhere he wouldn't go
but the best place for him isn't far and wide
it's always right by my side

brazil isn't so far <3








the spaces between my fingers are right where yours fit perfectly.

some say "if you ever need anything, i'll be there." i say "you'll never need anything because i'll be there."

if you're scared to look ahead and it hurts to look back. just look beside you and there i'll be.






PS I pick up Shelby, Josh, and AUBREY in less then a week!!!! I skyped her yesterday and it just made me that much more excited to see her!!!!! I will be holding Aubrey a week from today!!!!!!!!!! Can't wait for those blog pics!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Happy Happy Cougar Thanksgiving!!!!

So surprise surprise. First thing is first!
For months I have been in heated discussions, angry spats, and uproaring arguments about the Ute rivalry with BYU. yah yah
"it's just a sport"
"we're all children of God"
"does it really matter to you personally?"
COME ON PEOPLE!!! WHERE IS UR LOYALTY? have you not been brainwashed since you were in diapers to fight for your school. GO COUGARS! Rise and shout the cougars are out and this season we're out and kickin the utes' butts. haha. ok so let's be honest. this is the ONLY game that really breaks my heart or makes me feel on cloud 9. (unless it's like an undefeated season) i always cheer for BYU and get emotionally involved with every game but THIS [utah] game is the game that decides whether or not i believe BYU had a good season or not. AND all of these discussions, spats, and arguments about the rivalry has been with my beloved Chase. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA CHASE DAVID ANDERSON! i'll wear that cougar blue and everytime i see you or anyone in red- it will remind me of your defeat! ok now i might sound like an arrogant, self-righteous, blinded fan (well maybe i am) but i will say that utah didn't play their best and utah, in my opinion, is the better team with the better talent BUT i guess that just shows that BYU has more heart. hahahahah. ok well yes. now for the next year i will always have this bragging right and leverage with chase (and when he is on his mission- no matter what the factual outcome- i will tell him that the cougars won AGAIN!!!)

NOW for the other part of thanksgiving weekend :)

ps i'm not uploading pics cuz i'm running short on time and i can't find where i stored those dang pics. refer to facebook!!!

Chase, Taylor, and myself drove to Roosevelt (the area where my whole mother's side of the family originates from) right after i got out work on Thanksgiving Eve. Got there around 830 and played some games, laughed, made introductions. Bedtime!
The next day, parts of my "Ross" family, reserved the stake center gym for our huge feast. there were about 48 of us i believe.
We set up the chairs and tables and decorations. Then went home to do some more cooking, explore the land and ponds, and played some more games. Then it was time to get together and share all the glorious food!
I missed my other relatives but glad to meet and reconnect with the ones i could :) we played games, sports, and great activities. and ATE!!! gosh my family is good at cookin. YUM! and i'm so glad Chase could come and be integrated into my family. Family is the best! And Lauryn, Taylor, Chase, and me see each other daily anyways so we were all so comfortable and later i found out my grandma told my mom: Chase and Marissa acted like an old married couple how comfortable they were with each other. And Laur fits right in. He is a nice boy!!!
Yes yes, he is a nice boy. I am so lucky! My family loves him (check!) I love him (check!) He loves me (check!) We both love the Lord (check!) I love the way he makes me feel (check!) I love his family (check!) His family makes me feel so loved and welcome (check!) Can we say CHA-CHING!!! checks all around!!!!
ugh i just had to write my check rent :( good thing chase is sooooo good with money. between my parents and chase- i am educated and i have all the right money tools- i just need to apply them and not be a stinkin idiot. be more fruigle is KEY!!!
Sidetracked once again! Anyways..... HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!! I have soooo much to be grateful for :) Soon it's going to be Christmas (i already feel it in the air) and that just re-iterates to me what is the MOST important thing i have to be grateful for!! The gospel and the Lord <3

And something i just HAVE to add..... hahah this sunday me and Taylor went up to Chase's parents' house to play risk and eat a delicious dinner.... well we realized Jessica had these dog collars that shock dogs when they bark. ENJOY!!! (if we're facebook friends u prolly already seen this but this needs to be everywhere!! all over the internet and imprinted into everyone's mind!) i'm in love with a dog!! my own jacob. and yet my edward at the same time! hahaha.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

A Great Four Day Weekend <3

Fall is most definitely in the air, my friends. The crazy thing about Provo is that Fall last for like 0.6 seconds and then winter is there for years!! But astonishingly, this year we've had a couple months of fall and boy am I grateful!! You know that's actually an interesting phrase: "boy, am i grateful" psh. especially for me. i am very male-sexist and can be quite bitter and yet... here i am thanking a boy. and boys are even worse then men. well in my experience thus far. well anyhow- moving on. i shall not get more distracted with males then i already do in my daily life. and when i say males. i mean chase. nice save :D alright.
so fall..... hmmm.... sigh. i love summer best but then it has to be spring. but then its fall. and fall is so much better then winter. i like spring second because that means winter is over! fall is great with the colors and nice weather and football season but it just mocks me with its reminder of winter. so if i can compartementalize (which is practically impossible for me, ask my mother!) then i'd enjoy it. but i can't. but fall does bring great pic opps!! and thats a high priority in my life :)


just enjoying a little bit of the good ole self timer!


i'm in love.... with this pic. and the man in it <3>



me sucking my boyfriend's blood. he smells sooo tastey!

















this is the shirt i crafted and my brother wore proudly!


















the whole clan. that's right ladies and gentlemen. urs truly snagged 12 tickets before they were all sold out! genius. great. amazing!













and we did wait for the movie for about 3 hrs. so the night and the pics got silly. and kelly loved every minute of me encroaching into her bubble!















cousin love snug as a bug in a rug!1 i literally cannot forget lauryn. because she is the lucky girl who sat next to the pathetic girl. me, chase, and taylor had aches in our side from laughing at her neighbor. a woman. with socks and flip flops. who was close to our age but unfortunately had let herself go so she was just one hot mess. especially when edward left bella in the forest and she was BALLING. not just a tear or tear. like full on convulsions and hysterical hyperventilating type of waterworks. oh hahahahahahah.





now New Moon ended at about 330. then i went home. showered. finished up packing and headed to bluffdale because at 6 AM it was rise and shine and out the door for vegas. this actually worked out quite well because it made me dead tired so i got some sleep in the car! i had the best weekend in vegas. these kind of memories seal the deal for me. chase and his family seriously feel like my second family. they are so amazing and loving and hilarious. the perfect combination to win over my heart. we had great memories and full days of fun!






this was the car situation. at least i got to snuggle up to chase for seven hours and giggle with ciara. jessica, bryton, dave, julie, ciara, chase, and me. what good company!











and we got to see the las vegas temple. its so unique and beautiful and up on a hill. beautiful!













and as soon as we got to chase's grandparents' house... we had to stretch out and lie down. i love the interaction going on over ciara's hilarious face! and funny thing is that we totally were all in bed by like 8 pm or at least chilling and watching tv cuz the whole night before, day, car ride was exhausting!








taking some sunset pics from her balcony of lake mead. pic perfect!














some good ole family time. chef cory and jess were reunited. presh!














for some of the sight seeing times i got to sit in a bucket seat in the middle. so nice! and chase is such a yellow with his love language being touch. hahaha insider. and i have come to love it :) he is so tender and such a gentleman! my gentleman. i'm glad i dated idiots to really really really appreciate him. he is so amazing.
we were on our way to see this mansion that had the whole theme of the exterior and house building as a pirate ship theme. it was hilarious and very impressive. and HUGE!






next stop... HOOVER DAM!!! i learned so much and got to see the new construction of the bridge/road they are building. it was awesome. and epic.













then we toured Cordon Bleu chef culinary school that cory goes to :) it was way fancy and interesting. felt lucky to tour it! we also toured the food bank of vegas! charity at thanksgiving is ideal! and then we went shopping at the outlet mall. that was cool and a fun time! hilarious. then we went to this cool casino and had a great buffet. and next- christmas light touring! beautiful. fun! there were two events. one was at the chocolate factory and we walked through the forest of lights and the next was a carride through this awesome decked out parking lot of christmas lights!!






we found our red-nosed friend in the car line for the driving light show!!














the next day was beautiful weather. like all the other days in vegas. and we went for a walk and explored the desert!!! lake mead. the begining of our adventurous trek of a trip. on grandparents' street!










this is seriously like my fav pic ever. it is perfect because with chase. i do feel like i'm on top of a mountain!!! and i know its sappy and nauseatingly cheesy but thats how i feel all the time. and i'm not ashamed. im just sooo blessed and happy about all this!










ciara is the most hilarious and strong and amazing 14 year old chic ever!!!! love her! and being on boulder city taking in the view!













so we forgot how zoomed in it was but i love these kinda pics where they actually turn out beautiful. gosh chase is man pretty ;)














another candid shot of our obsession with each other. its great to me. and it counts for a lot!














and here come the artsy playground pics!

















flipping around vegas with ciara. and this was right before she mis-calculated how far the ground was and flipped over but landed straight up on her face and we were freaking out she was knocked out with a concussion. be careful!!!











he gets super competitive. my life was at stake!!!

















and the strip begins. trevi fountain. bryton, ciara, me, chase <3






















great view <3





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giving some sugar..... right under chase's nose!















the bellagio














a hilarious rollercoaster shot! the new york new york. so fun! love this photo. gonna fit great in my scrapbook!!!!












chad and kina and charlotte arrived!!!!! i love this baby!!! she is precious. and we also all got to enjoy a delicious huge thanksgiving meal. delicious! julie is such a great cook. i have HUGE shoes to filL!!!! eeeek.










then that night bryton, chase, and me stayed at a great casino hotel. chase's grandma, joyce, is a high roller and often gets many many free things and free hotel rooms is one of the things. well the house was getting full so us three were taken to the hotel!! whoop whoop! party!!! we explored the casino, played at the arcade, raided the gift shop, saw a free hoover damn video, and went hot tubbing and watched hilarious tv shows!!! a great night to the best weekend ever!






oh the car situation!! tender!!! overwhelmed! and we stopped and in-n-out in st george on the way home. ps has anybody seen the provo new in-n-out. those gay crazy californians are out of control with their dedication to in-n-out. can't believe how long the drive-thru line is and the line OUTSIDE the building throught the parking lot. take it easy. its yummy but not THAT obsessable. psh. californians.







anyways. i know u prolly skimmed this anaconda long blog but its necessary. this is my journal and i don't wanna forget a minute of my life <3 hahaha ok thats not absolute but still. life is pretty great. now i have to work like a donkey this week for the holiday season and get a one DAY break to go to roosevelt with tii and chase and my mom's side of the fam. it'll be great! and of course i cannot forget the..... UTAH GAME!! we better cream those utes. other wise this blog will be very depressing for a while and since chase is a utes fan... we might break up. yikes ;)

HAPPY THANKSGIVING, MY LOVED ONES!!!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

skyping baby aubrey.

i cannot wait to meet my baby aubrey and when i say my i mean shelby and josh's baby. she is now over 2 months old and still yet to meet her favorite aunt. but that will all change in 3 weeks and 4 days. WOAH i didn't realize it was that soon. whoop whoop.
but until then i have been acquainting baby aubrey with my face, vivacious personality, and love. skype. the beautiful connection of life.
aubrey is beautiful. a perfect baby. i cannot wait to hold her and install my wisdom and maneurisms!! christmas is going to be a great time. the best christmas yet. the best christmas for the next couple years to come. i shall relish and enjoy every second.
i love family. the gospel. and births! aubrey's birth. jesus's birth!! all great celebrations. yay for the holidays. i cannot wait for my WHOLE family to be in utah for the christmas/ new years season. here is the family!!! raise ur glass of non-alcoholic drink and take a swig!!! the end.


look at her cute lil clothes. those pants <3 she's got a good mamma that cares for her!


aubrey <3


love the mother-daughter interaction here!!


her lil feet. love 'em



look at her. so curious and cute.