Saturday, December 11, 2010

Happy Birthday Josh

Today is the day that my better half turns 25!!

He is the best part about me.

I love being married to my best friend.

I hope you have a great day filled with the very best “birthday wishes and dreams come true”

I love Josh because (Not just limited to 25)

1) Loves school!

2) Is doing great in his first year at med school.

3) He married me

4) He is my best friend

5) Very attractive

6) Makes me laugh every day!

7) Can always find a way to make my day better.

8) Will listen over and over again as I complain about the same things.

9) He can make friends with anyone.

10) Everyone loves Josh

11) He loves to bike.

12) He can solve any technology problem I have.

13) He wants me to succeed in any hobby, job or calling I may get.

14) He loves his family and my family.

15) He is great at golf.

16) He always makes time for me…especially now that his time is very limited.

17) He is a goof, and I love that!!!

18) He constantly surprises me.

19) He gives the best hugs

20) He makes the best waffles.

21) He lets me watch all the chick flicks and Reba I want.

22) He is dedicated.

23) He loves to be outdoors.

24) He loves funfetti cake.

25) We will be together forever.

Thursday, December 2, 2010


My little brother is going to be leaving on a mission soon, and I cant believe how much im going to miss him!! Don’t get me wrong sometimes the boy can drive me crazy….but its that crazy, kind, awesomely hilarious, amazing little brother that I will miss more than anyone…even mom and dad (which is going to be a ton)


Sunday, November 7, 2010

Happy Birthday Skyler

Today is my little brother, Skyler’s, birthday!!! He is turning 19 this year and that means his mission is right around the corner. I am so excited for him to get to serve in Washington. Happy Birthday Sky!! You are the best little brother. Here are some of the reasons I love him

1) He can go anywhere and talk to anyone.

2) He is a state tennis champion.

3) He is taking flower arranging…and is really good at it.

4) He calls me at least once a week!!

5) He is so ready to go on his mission…I am so proud.

6) He is a great friend

7) He has a great smile

8) No one has better hair.

9) He can always find a way to make your day better.

10) He will eat anything and lots of it

11) He always wanted to sit by me on the bus when we were in elementary school.

12) He had the best bowl cut through elementary school.

13) He has serious germ problems…Germs don’t stand a chance against Skyler.

14) His room is full of big things and small things that he has collected through his life. This includes a lot of McDonald’s toys

15) He makes me laugh!

16) He is going to serve a mission in Washington…I am going to miss him more than anything.

17) He has always been a great student.

I love you Skyler. You are the best brother I could have ever asked for!

Happy Birthday!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Publishers Clearing House Winner!

This time of year is so magical.

The costumes, the candy, the weather changing there is nothing really like it.

Most of all I was excited for this years {Trunk or Treat}.

I have never been part of one before and I was excited to pass out candy.

The only thing that concerned me was that Josh and I did not have our costumes yet.

We had no idea what we were going to be…until Thursday.

Josh came in and had figured it out.

He had the great idea

of being Ed McMahon and the contest winner of the Publishers Clearing House.

It was a hit.

Josh and I made a big check, I put curlers in my hair (something I have not done in years!) and we headed off to the ward party.

It was a great evening full of fun!!

Happy Halloween everyone :)

I won. Too bad I cant really cash this in :)

Emily and Dave

The Osborne Family

Lauren and Derek + baby Titan

April and Spencer

Nick, Nicole, Colton, and Lexi

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

April's Shower

This last weekend Emily and I were able to throw our wonderful friend, April, a baby shower!! I have never thrown a baby shower before. I was a little nervous, but I had a great friend on my side. Emily did a great job with all the planning, food and fun. She is so fun to work with. I loved throwing a shower and hope I get to do another one soon.

Cant wait to meet baby Kaben!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Pictures of Emme

Since Josh and I have moved to El Paso I have been on the hunt for hobbies. My latest is photography. I am taking a photography class at UTEP for fun and it has taught me a lot. I love taking pics and hope that it is a hobby I will enjoy all my life. THis weekend my friend Emme asked me to take some pics. It was so fun to hang out and take some great pics.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Happy Birthday Mom

Its my Mommies birthday!!!
The most amazing woman is turning 1 year younger today. I love her so much and am sad that she is so far away from me on this special day. I love you mom. You have always been there for me. I hope you know how much I love you J

A few things I love about my mom

1) She is gorgeous

2) She is the only person, other than Ceri, who can eat Pepsi and cheeseburgers everyday and never gain weight.

3) She loves her dog.

4) She has the best smile

5) She is fashion forward

6) She is the best cook YUMMM

7) She has helped me through thick and thin

8) She has graduated high school 3 extra times, graduated college twice and is starting her freshman year over again J Wink Wink

9) She makes me laugh.

10) She is my mom!!!!!!

She is the queen of teaching us how to water ski.

Go Cougars!!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Sunday Walks

This Sunday Josh and I decided to go on a drive through some undiscovered parts of El Paso. As we were driving we saw some amazing houses, with amazing yards. It was so refreshing to drive down by the Rio Grande and see trees, flowers, bushes and grass. Towards the end of our little drive we got out of the car and walk by the river. It was fun to walk and talk with Josh. He is so busy with school and studying that it can be hard to find the time to talk. I love him and love how hard he is working. Unfortunately mosquitoes attacked us at the end of our walk. It makes me laugh to think of us running back to the car to try to escape those horrible bugs. I love Sundays.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Called to Serve

Elder Skyler Almquist is called

To serve

in {Spokane Washington}

Spanish Speaking

Reporting on January 5, 2010

You are going to be a great missionary Sky!!

We {LOVE} you!

Monday, August 30, 2010

BYU I Miss You

Today classes started at BYU without me. There is something about being on the beautiful campus, sitting in a lecture, being with friends in the library till 2:00 in the morning studying and football games that I just miss. BYU was such a great school. It taught me a lot about who I am. Learning has always been part of me. Being a student gave me confidence. I always knew that I could do anything a professor threw at me. Now that I am in the “real” world, with a “real” job I don’t quite feel the same. I found myself sad/happy to think about my little brother who gets to go to school there starting today. I hope he loves it, because I love and miss it.

BYU I miss you!

Freshman Year

Sunday, August 29, 2010


About 2 months ago Josh and I moved to El Paso Texas. It is great here, and Josh’s school is phenomenal; however, I am missing {Utah}.

Things I miss about {Utah}

MY Family!!

Café Rio!!



Green Trees J

My Family!

Café Rio!

Pizza Factory

Great Friends

Being able to go to Family events

My Family!

Things I like about {Texas}

Pei Wei

Great Friends (Emily, April, Lauren, Emme, Karina, Sheridan)

Staying busy at work

Warm Weather

Our Ward

Family coming to visit J

Saturday, August 28, 2010

A New Hobby

Since Josh is busy all the time I decided I needed a hobby. I love taking pictures, so I thought photography would be a good fit. Here are some pics of my friends little girl. She is a doll! Don't laugh at my lack of skills :)

Saturday, August 21, 2010


I just had to get on this week and post these adorable pictures of my niece, Jerzie. She is 8 months old and just had some gorgeous pics taken. I miss her a ton and cant wait to see her soon. Miss you Jerzie!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Baby Pictures

This past week Ceri and Derek had pictures taken of little girl Madelynn. Her pictures turned out amazing. I cant wait to meet this cute little girl! :) Way to go Karen Gallup. They are adorable.

She is excited, because she cant wait to meet Aunt Lexy in this picture :)