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

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 ;)


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.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

did you make the cut?

Michele Schroedter---Kelly Larsen---Jessica McCord---Taylor Schroedter

Caleb Schroedter---Shelby Loud---Annie Clark---Caitlin Costello

Lauryn Ross---Rick Schroedter---Megan Barnes---Chase Anderson

Friday, November 6, 2009

i used to....

i used to say "once a heart breaks, it begins to find little cracks in everything." NOW i say " a friend's love says 'if you ever need anything i'll be there.' true love says 'you'll never need anything, i'll be there'"

i used to feel that songs (love songs or break up songs) only brought one emotion: heartache. NOW i think that every song has a silver lining or is just downright great.

i used to think men were pigs. well i still think they are but NOW i find it endearing.

i used to wanna be skinny to watch boys drool and mock them. NOW i wanna be skinny so i look like good arm candy on him :)

i used to think that love was for retards and that i would only love people like my best friends. people like kelly, annie, lauryn, my parents. but now i realize- love isn't something that replaces something else. it just gives u the capacity to grow and makes room for more love!!! and being in love and being best friends really are best when they go hand in hand.

i used to think i'd never be happy in the fairy tale sense. well now i realize that god blessed the broken road and NOW i can enjoy this bliss because opposition is important :) now i see the reason fairy tales really are so great because they're tough roads that have happy endings.
ie cinderella. beauty and the beast. sleeping beauty. shrek. baby mama. aladdin. THEY ALL HAVE HOPELESS SITUATIONS. BUT THEN bam!bam!bam! LOVE :)

i used to give up on any relationship once there was a bump in the road. well four-wheeling with chase has never been so fun. and it helps me with all my other relationships too. "it takes hard work" said a very smart man!

i used to be a happy person and love life but secretly was a cynic.... well i can't say i'm not a total cynic but... i'm getting there :)

so i wrote this love story of how me and chase met and our courtship. its super long and intense but i lost a bet and i owed him a 20 pg note (since money is not an option for me to be risking) and so when i lost....i was just going to copy-paste one sentence for 20 pages but then i thought.... hmmm i love to write. this isn't such a punishment. let me make this worthwhile. and ta da. the story was complete. of course i can't put that long story on my blog but i do have it on my comp and a copy laminated and bound <3 but for now.... i'm just gonna copy-paste some fun quotes from the story. keep it mysterious but quenching some curiosity. haha who am i kidding? i'm doing this for myself. nobody else cares about me and chase as much as me anyways. haha.

"CDA+MJS=<3" written by ME on October 22, 2009

Once upon a time, there was a tough yet fragile maiden named Marissa Jean Schroedter. She was studying abroad in Paris, France; she loved every second of it and knew it was one of the most thrilling chapters in her life. Little did she know, that an inkling of a seed would be planted in her heart on one fateful, brisk January evening. She woke up on a glorious day in the European sunshine. Shed decided to skype her roommates back in pitiful Provo. As she was chatting their ears off and animating her life’s play by play, she saw a peculiar silhouette in the background.
‘Who is that estranged being over yonder?’ she questioned.
‘Oh psh. That’s just Chase. You’d love him. He is just like us and shares our sense of humor and way of life.’ Says Rebecca No Middle Name Allen.
Later though, Marissa got the skinny from her confidante, Kelly Dawn Larsen. She dished some juicy details and Marissa realized the complicated tangles he had already spun himself....................
Well Marissa has been texting Chase, like every other day this summer. Chase says he will meet her after work and it will be a great introductory event. Well, Marissa and Kelly do not get penciled in; they pencil their own lives. So what do they decide to do? Be creepy of course.
They stealth their way over to “Buy-Low,” which was Chase’s prominent place of employment. As he is successfully scanning his customer’s food, Marisa was sizing him up. ........ She goes down the side of the store so she can crawl her way to an aisle with an articulate view. ...... Well they decide that they didn’t come this far to not MAKE THEMSELVES KNOWN as being creepy. So as they’re standing in the teeth-cleaning aisle. They decide that they will send a pic of himself cashing out customers to HIS phone. Marissa whips out her Voyager and snaps his photogenic face. It’s a distant shot of him and a cute old lady. She hits send and they await anxiously for his perplexed look and creeped out hunch. Well to no avail. They wait and wait and wait. .....They need a plan B. This is so strange because Kelly and Marissa usually never need a plan B. They are always so witty and thorough. Freak nasty. Well they decide they will buy something and non-challantly purchase it through Chase. It’s his job to serve them with chipper customer service and a smile on his face. Hmmm… what to buy? What to buy? BUT OF COURSE!!! Marissa is back in town- the pranking wars must start up again. They decide it would be hilarious to buy dog food from chase. The very dog food they will later use to prank him. Bonne idée girls!! So they do- they snatch the cheapest dog food (still not getting caught- even after being in the store for a good 15 minutes) and they meander towards Chase’s check out station. Chase looks up as these two gorgeous women approach and looks away then realizes he knows them and smiles- a beautiful smile with perfect pearly white teeth.
“Woah- he is so tall. Even taller up-close,” Marissa thinks to herself. “He has beautiful teeth.”
“Hey Chase!” beckons Kelly.
“We would like to purchase this dog food,” Marissa Schroedter
“Why haven’t you checked your phone recently?” pesters Kelly.
“Huh?” says Chase.
“We’re super creepy!” they chant.
He is confused but continues to scan their purchase. “Why are you buying dog food?”
Smoothly, Marissa does not skip a beat. “My aunt had a dog.”
“Oh ok,” says Chase.
The purchase is complete and the girls are so suave that Chase doesn’t even notice their giggles. Kelly concludes this awkward encounter by introducing the two, who obviously already know each other but the awkwardness was still present. Chase hands Marissa her receipt and because his hand was so close, Marissa decides to shake his hand as a proper introduction. Well the receipt paper was cumbersomely in between their hands and it was hilarious. Classic.
Kelly and Marissa skip back to the car and gossip about their adventure. Then a couple minutes later Marissa receives a text from Chase “Are you serious? Creepers.” Marissa was a little offended as she relayed the text to Kelly. Then she remembered the picture they had taken and sent to him. The giggles continued...........
The main thing Marissa got from that conversation was that Chase was like Edward Cullen; many girls liked him but he never liked them back. And Kelly warned her not to misread Chase or think anything of his flirtatious behavior and not to get attached in any way more then just a friend……..
Things began to get weird though. Marissa kept seeing signs that Chase liked her. But she convinced herself that she was just self-obsessed and over-analyzing nothing. He’s just a flirt who likes to go on friend dates..........
Well now that Marissa did realize that Chase liked her, she was in a weird position. Who knows what Chase thought, but Marissa thought things were pretty awkward for the next week or two. They still hung out everyday but now Marissa was in unknown territory. Did she like him more then a friend? She was having to look at him completely differently to analyze this and switch mind gears. So Marissa did something she never does, she decided to give Chase a chance. Just see if she could like him; see what could happen. Who woulda thought? It started forming a pretty perfect relationship............
Well, on this particular Thursday, it was a special night for the park. That’s right ladies and gentlemen- the Medieval club was getting their fight on. Hilarious. Chase even got dared to go get one of the hard core, magical girl’s number. One thing Marissa likes about Chase is the way he, like her, barely ever backs down from a challenge. Marissa knows that Chase made that chic’s day; who wouldn’t wanna be hit on by Chase David Anderson? No one fits in that category ☺ Lucky girl..........
Well they get back to Marissa’s place and Chase was being a pain in the arse about the Utah game on TV. So Bec, Matt, Chase, and Marissa settle in to watch the Utes. They actually weren’t half bad, but in now way would Marissa say that aloud. Especially to Chase. She was a cougar through and through. When she was 40, she wanted to be known as a true cougar. Her veins run cougar blue. Well during the game, Chase decides he actually does have all his male gears and decides to go in for the kiss. He goes 90 of course (he has seen Hitch. Duh) and Marissa does decide to go 10. Oh CRAP! Marissa realized now that there first kiss was, in fact, during a Utah game. What? She was a traitor. This was a sign. NO way could Chase be meant for her. She didn’t want a Utah game stamped to her history. Ugh. This was a sign........
Anyways, so that night they were at Applebee’s for Becca’s birthday. It was Tuesday, aka KARAOKE night at Applebee’s. Marissa, Annie, Kelly, and Lauryn had a few tricks up their sleeves and signed them +Becca up for Karaoke. They sang “Crazy” by Britney Spears. They butchered it and it was embarrassing (in a good way.) Well then, Chase and Jordan decided to show them up. They serenaded her with the beautiful, even more butchered version of “Teardrops on my Guitar” by Taylor Swift. At one point, Jordan left Chase on the stage to struggle by himself. Jordan went to Becca’s side and bent down on his knee (oh wait he left the monitor with all the words on it, bahaha.) So us die-hard Taylor Swift fans decided to do what we could for her classic song and belted along with the boys. It was a great night. Good food. Hilarious karaoke. Good company. Good memories made.
After Applebee’s, Kelly, Lance, Chase, and Marissa were in Lance’s car when they decided to pull over and dance. Yes spontaneous activities are the best. They had a lil pow wow waiting for them to watch a movie back at their house but oh well. They danced. Danced in the parking lot to the car’s music. It was magical. Chase spun her, dipped her, moved her, kissed her. She’ll never forget those moments.......
Well around this time, Marissa’s dad, Rick, came in town for business in Park City and General Conference weekend. It was awesome. …. Well the Saturday of General Conference, they decided to go hiking. It was Kelly’s idea which is hilarious because she is just as much of a non-morning person as Marissa. Well the plan was 06:15 army time at the Stewart Fall trail. Well, of course they didn’t start hiking until around 08:00. It was a random group but so great. Rick, Taylor, Chase, Lance, and Kelly. The hike was beautiful with all the colors…. ..Rick loved Chase and totally encouraged Marissa to consider wait and hold on to Chase……..
Then they drove to Bluffdale to chill with Chase’s family, have heated discussions, and enjoy the company…….
…. There was a spat or two going on. Chase grabbed Marissa in his arms and gave her the most memorable memory.
Chase leaned against the counter, pulled her close, and locked eyes with her. He was so sincere when he told her, “Relationships are hard. They take a lot of work. I wanna be with you forever, Marissa. I’m never gonna give up on us and I’ll always be working on us. I love you and there will always be a we.”
Then she finally realized he was right. She let him hold her and she held him back with all her might. She would never let him go….. He is hers. She is his <3

i left out 20 pages but that's some of our story. let's all be on team chase :D

i cannot wait to go to laur's this weekend and party with nicholas, nicole, other pepes. i love family. friends. getting out of provo. cannot wait!!!!! pps. lauryn let's get stoked to re-inact and video our version of SYTYCD!!!!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

slept in late but still way too lazy to get out of bed

i added all those dang pics on the side of my blog info and now it just trips my mind out when i see them and then my post with all pics. so i'm writing a post here with no pics so maybe it will be less trippy. does that make sense? well i understand and its my blog- so thats all that matters.

let's see. what to write about.
oh yes i know

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANNE LINFORD CLARK. you are one of the most amazing people i have ever met. i am the luckiest girl in the world to have you as a roommate and best friend. you are beautiful. i am so proud of you and your exciting life. being friends with me, going on a mission, making hard choices, being happy during bad times, traveling the world, being the nicest person i could never be, having great people skills, being clever enough to get my jokes, always up for adventure, being great at the harp, snuggling firmly in my heart forever, etc.
have the most beautiful day ever my little princess buttercup <3

ok moving on.......
you know one thing i despise..... being put on hold and getting transferred and then 2 hours later. you're still at square one with no help or answers. ugh.

i really wanna type up a hilarious conversation me and chase had yesterday but i must go take kelly to class real quick. asta lavista.

ps i saw a really hilarious shirt the other day that i kinda want. it was a picture of jesus on the front and it said BRB under his picture. it sorta seems sacrilegious but i kinda thot it was clever and yet true. hahahaha.

Sunday, November 1, 2009


bahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahah...... if u've never met us. a little slice of our life <3 gosh he is so wonderful. it takes a specific kinda man to put up with my *stuff* (name that movie!) anyways. yeah. hahah. we crack ourselves up. this video is way to long so please don't torture urself and watch the whole thing. its only great to us of course! i love chase.

Happy Halloween!!!

So I LOVE LOVE LOVE halloween. it finally arrived. gosh it was a great day.
so university mall gets CRAZY on halloween night. well evening really. 4 to 7. a BAZILLION trick or treaters. it was nice though cuz for half of my shift i stood out in the foyer and just gave candies to adorable trick or treaters and wished everyone a happy halloween. dressing up as a tulip was a lil awkward at work but totally made the shift go by quickly. i dreaded working halloween night but it turned out to be fun!!
then when i got off work- i hit up some dance parties. oh cougar town is hilarious.
at one dance party....my beloved cousin got some. i paid some guy a dollar to kiss her! i wanted to make her night memorable. he turned out to be a creepy rabai. anyway. we left that party soon after and went to another. then later on we were famished and went to ihop. gosh it was a great night to be there. every single person in there was in costume and it was absolutely packed with a waiting line. so the image was glorious. i gotta admit. one of the best parts of the night was the photo shoot. hence..... these next pics are all posed but classic!!!!
all of my most beloved people. oh my heavens, i love chase!! and my girls are just amazing and i approve of lance. oh wonderful! life is good :)

.... and i just skyped aubrey. and even tho i was supposed to leave for California 2 hours ago and thats not happening.... at least i got to skype my two baby girls, shelby and aubrey. oh i love family. friends. faith......

my boyfriend is a P.I.M.P.
his steering wheel even says it.

my 3 life savers.

the beetle walking pose

a garden in a tree!

IHOP! a great find. delicious.

my little lauryn pie. i just crave her.

people i can't breath without

23rd try! 80% success!!! jump on it.

we don't get along 24/7.... and he likes it apparantely

i can't help but love him

no matter where, what, when, why, how. we enjoy each other's company!

frolicking. a daily occurrence.


i'm on the olympic hurdling team.

my gorgeous, happy BYU fan. this might be my fav pic.