Saturday, June 4, 2011

The Missus

So....I've wanted to get a kitten ever since we got married, and frequently stalk the Craigslist and KSL classifieds and oogle all the free kittens that are on there. I've asked Steven before, but he always said, "Not at this house..." or "Not now, maybe later".

So....This one time....My friend Xanthe came to play and I was telling her about this adorable kitten I had seen on KSL that morning. I brought up the ad to show her and we noticed that it was listed as only being in Orem, a mere few MINUTES from me! She suggested we just go "Take a look". ;) haha.

The "look" resulted in me bringing home a kitten. BOY was Steven surprised! Tee hee! At first he was angry, but after only moments with her, he couldn't stay mad. :)

Our kitten is a beautiful black white and grey female whom we names "The Missus" but "Missy" for short.
We named her that so we can say "Gotta get home to the Missus!" and other silly things like that.

She has already brought SO much joy into our lives! She is snuggly and playful, mischievous and loving. We both love having her around, especially as we both have to be home alone so often.

Here is our little kitten:


She is very small. :) 

She sleeps with us

She purrs when we give her kisses. :) 

<3 Missy <3 

Jus' playin'! 

Use the force!!!

Her favorite toy

Cuddling on the couch
We are so grateful and blessed to have such a wonderful pet. :) We love her!!!

NEW YORK, NEW YORK



For our first anniversary, Steven and I took a week long trip to New York City, my favorite place in the world. :)

Drinks and Dinner at Hard Rock Cafe in Times Square
In the graveyard of Trinity Church

The edge of Manhattan looking out at the Statue of Liberty

Walking the Brooklyn Bridge

A piece of the Berlin wall in the Ripley's Believe it or not museum

Medieval torture device

Junior's Cheesecake!

Steven's first Broadway musical. :) 

On a cruise around the harbor provided by our hosts and amazing friends Taylor and Berto! 

Still on the cruise ship: amazing dinner, drinks and entertainment!

from our friends. :) 

Harry Potter on Broadway?? Oh wait... ;) 

Random black guy on the street who sold us his "one hit wonder" CD.

Union Square....basically the epitome of NYC. ;) 

Central Park zoo

Central Park~The Bethesda

Anniversary dinner <3 

Times square

View from our hotel room. :) 
It was an amazing vacation. We loved every minute of it, and I can't wait to go back again! New York New Yooooorrrrk!!!! :)



Friday, June 3, 2011

Palindrome!!! :)

~My Birthday Week~
On the Weekend BEFORE my birthday, I kick-started the festivities by having a girls night out with my best friend Eva. We went to SPARK for drinks and snacks. Good place!


~April 17th 2011~
The day before my actual birthday I had a family party at my Mom's place, complete with the in-laws, where we ate french toast and fresh fruit and strawberry shortcake!
Lots of awesome presents!

It's not officially my birthday unless I wear my princess crown. haha. 
 After the cake we finished the night by playing one of my favorite games, "SCUM". 
Scum is much better when played wearing funny hats.



~April 18th 2011~
My 22nd Birthday!
Steven surprised me with presents and cinnamon rolls for breakfast.

Cinnamon roll with a candle in it. haha.

Steven bought me this umbrella for my birthday. 
That evening he took me out to The Art City Trolley for dinner. Good food and free birthday cake! Yum!!

~THE PARTY~
The Friday following my birthday we hosted a Broadway-themed dress-up party!
Each guest was required to come as a character from a Broadway musical.
I went as Velma Kelly from "Chicago". 
Steven was Spiderman from "Spiderman the Musical: Turn off the Dark." 
Also in attendance: 
Ethan came as Danny from "Grease"
Austin came as Rico Castelli from "Coco Cabana"
Eric came as Riff Raff from RHPS
Xanthe came as Sally from "...Charlie Brown"
Eva came as Penny from "Hairspray"
and Alana and Jon came as Mary Poppins and Bert. :) 


We played various musical improv games including Broadway trivia, Telephone Charades (Broadway edition!) and several improv games from "Whose Line is it Anyway". 

Friends, Cake, Games, Costumes...what more could I want? 
After the cake, we played several intense rounds of TWISTER!!! Best game ever! Seriously it just keeps getting better as I get older. ;) 
One of the many "Butt-shots" of the evening....
It was an AWESOME party and definitely got us in the mood for our upcoming trip to NEW YORK CITY!!! Yaaaayyyy!!!