Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Umbrella/Singing in the Rain

Had to post this because it is one of the better mashup's I have heard. This also reminds me of all the good times my brother and I would watch his Gene Kelly movies.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

My bromance

Justin and his golf course...wouldn't he be one of the funnest friends to have? All he does is golf and he has his own course....When is he going to invite me to play golf with him...i might need to lower my handicap closer to his 6 so I don't look too bad.

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Monday, October 11, 2010


Happy Birthday ME!

Wouldn't it of rocked if I turned 10 yesterday too. Number 10 overload. Glad I didn't and turned 26 instead! I celebrated my Platinum Birthday with my cute nephews, Caleb and Owen, and my family. Thank you for making this birthday truly a platinum one.

Friday, July 16, 2010

This is what we did over the 4th of July

Played games at the cabin with Zane, Sue, Daja, me, Nick and Noel.

Hiked 12 miles to Big Sandy Lake

Went on a "leisure" tube ride on an "unflipable" tube. Five minutes into the ride we were all in the water. So much for leisure and unflipable.

What did you do?

Monday, June 28, 2010

Eclipse refresher

For those of you who need a reminder of what Eclipse, the 3rd book in the Twilight saga, is about here is a basic rundown.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


I finished! Can you believe I finished? Nick and I had a wonderful weekend in Logan participating in the Little Red Riding Hood Bicycle Ride. We went up with Nick’s parents, Bill and Colleen and Colleen’s sister Norma and her husband Danny. We drove up Friday after work and ate at the Bluebird CafĂ© and later went and registered the men to volunteer for the ride. They were all stationed at mile 24 so I knew I at least had to make it that far, but my intentions were to complete 100.
We started the race at 7:30AM and for the first 4 miles of the ride I was headed in the wrong direction. That’s what I get for following someone who didn’t know where they were going either. This didn’t bother me so much until the end of my ride when I was suppose to be done, but still had 4 more miles to go.

Bill, Colleen, Nick, me, Norma and Danny

The Super Hero Volunteers! Danny, Nick and Bill.

Mile 24 rest stop.

The ride was so beautiful! The first 24 miles were my favorite. I rode alongside beautiful farm land, rivers and streams. Little Red is a women’s only ride so Colleen, Norma and I all rode in the race, but not together. Because of being sidetracked I was about 20 minutes behind Colleen and Norma. I didn’t mind either; it was very peaceful and beautiful. Well, I made it mile 24 and got to see Nick in all his volunteer glory.
Fast forward to mile 70 and I hit my wall. It felt like my legs were jell-o and like my bum was sitting on barbwire. Saw Nick again at mile 75 and he warned me of a huge hill at mile 80. Hit the huge hill along with all the others I wasn’t warned about and around 4:15PM I rolled through the finish line at mile 102.51.

The Three Amigos! Colleen, Norma and me.

My stats:
Total miles: 102.51
Average speed: 13.1
Max speed: 31.6
Total biking time: 7 hours 47 minutes and 46 seconds
Start time: 7:30AM
Finish time: 4:15PM
Total time: 8 hours and 45 minutes

Monday, June 7, 2010

Project Red Dress

My little sister Rebecca truly is extremely talented with a sewing machine. For the past four weeks she has been designing and making a dress for a competition called Project Red Dress. Project Red Dress supports the American Heart Association and Go Red for Women's mission to educate and empower women and those affected by heart disease. There were 12 contestants who had to complete a dress in 16 hours. Each dress was judged on its creativity, sewing/structure and runway appearance. The judging took place before and on the runway on Friday in downtown Seattle. I am so PROUD of her because the dress she designed and made WON! She also received the People’s Choice Award. Her fabulous prizes were $3,000 for winning Project Red Dress and $100 gift card as the winner of the People’s Choice Award. After the runway show she was also approached by many local magazine reporters who would like to do a story on her and her dress. Congratulation Rebecca! I know I’ve said this before, but I can’t wait until I get my own made-with-love dress designed and made by my famous little sister.

The Red Dress!

Rebecca walking the runway with her winning dress!

Photography by Jan Klier. Dress by Rebecca Beesley. Dress modeled by Briauna M. Graeber.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

I heart Vernal

It's where my mom grew up and is a place that will always be special in my heart!

I love Vernal...

For hotdog roast in the gully.

For cousins.
For celebrating Easter in May and dying Easter eggs even though I am probably too old.
For making/hiding Easter baskets and helping Nick find his for more than 20 minutes.
For rolling our Easters eggs down Chocolate Rock and getting them thrown back at me.
For finding candy in plastic eggs before the kiddos do.
For the beautiful farm and all the memories I have there.
Last but not least, for the 9 baby kitties that I wanted to bring home.
Confession: I have more pictures of cats on my phone than anything else. A distance second is my sister's baby boys!

Friday, April 30, 2010

Eat Mor Chikin

We, yet again, attended another Chick-fil-A first 100 opening. For those of you who don’t know, Chick-fil-A gives away 52 free meals for the first 100 customer who check in the day before opening and sleeps overnight in the restaurant parking lot. Our first, first 100 opening was at Jordan Landing in November 2008 and we only have one coupon left from that opening, but now Nick and I are 105 free meals rich! I checked in at 51 and Nick was 67. It was well worth it and I didn’t even mind the snow, except for the fact that it’s the end of April and we are still getting snow. There were 16 of us total who attended and we’re already ready for the next opening. Eat Mor Chikin!

Nick and I with baby Caleb at the Chick-fil-A opening.

Playing Settlers of Catan. I don't even remember who won, but we later played Nurtz and Yatchzee and I won both those games. Willy, Brian, Nick, me, Sue and Mike (not pictured) eating dinner at the new West Valley Chick-fil-A.

Our cozy tent and out entire group at the first 100 opening with the Chick-Fil-A cow.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Killer Ride

Today we went out on another ride for Mariah's training. We had a great time on this ride, until we headed back home!! The head wind was so strong. It tooks us at least 30 minutes longer to ride home then it did the first half. Needless to say we finally finished and were quite tired. We wanted to play tennis after our ride but it was not happening after this ride. Instead we ate an entire pizza by ourselves right when we got home (I had five pieces and Mariah had three). We must have been hungry because two hours after that we had dinner and ate lots again! Even though it was quite hard this time we really enjoy this hobby we have together and look forward to many great rides.

The following is the elevation of the route we went on. Gotta love big ol' hills!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Mariah's Training for a Century Ride

Towards the latter end of last year Mariah and I got into cycling. We have really enjoyed having this hobby together. We love spending some of our free time out on the road in the great Utah scenery, whether it is around our home or down in St. George. Well, one thing led to another and now Mariah is training for a century ride (100 miles). Since it is much easier to train with a buddy I will be training with Mariah so that she can be ready for the Little Red Ridding Hood century ride that will take place in Logan in June. It is fun to be able to see the rides we go on so I figure I will post them on here so you can see them as well. This week we haven't had any good luck with the weather so we haven't been able to ride outside so I have decided to post our ride from last week.
Here is my workout summary of the ride we went on:

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Hello Seattle

Nick and I visited my talented little sister Becca who lives in Seattle and who should really try out for Project Runway. She is an amazing seamstress! Now getting her to make me a dress is like asking her to chew her own arm off. It’s impossible. One of these days I will own a Rebecca original.

Becca was a wonderful hostess and we saw all of Seattle. We went to Alki Beach, Pioneer Square, antique shopping and the waterfront. Best part of the day was eating half of Becca's clam chowder/sour dough bread bowl of goodness.
Went to Pike's Market the next day where I just had to donate to some cats in need. I promise it was for a good cause. Saw the first Starbuck's and taste tested at least 3 or 4 pieces of gum off of the already-been-chewed gum wall. Yummy!

My cute little sister at Pike's Market! Nick and I at the top of the Space Needle. FYI - It's a 45 second elevator ride to the top. Times that by 2 and you get 90 seconds for the ride up and down then divide the $17 we paid per person by 90 and it come out to equal about .19 cents per second per person. Now that is one expensive elevator ride. Beautiful outlook from the top and we had crystal clear skies and a perfect view of Mt. Rainer. It was actually beautiful weather our entire trip, which is rather odd for Seattle in the middle of March. No rain makes me a happy traveler.

Don't you love Becca's running man? Ha ha! At night we played Nurtz and for any of you that know Becca and know how crazy she can get you can imagine that it wasn’t very fun for Nick and I and the three games maximum we agreed to play. Instead we played a ton of Yathezz, Golf and Harry Potter (a game that does have an official name, we just don’t know what it is).

On Sunday Becca took us to the Fremont Market (I love/am a sucker for open markets), the Fremont Troll, Gas Works Park and to church. We met all her flings. Oolala! Let me tell you something… Becca is big deal in Seattle.

We love Becca and are so glad that she begged and pleaded with us to come up. It was well worth the trip.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Dear Exercise,

It was so good to run into you the other day. It’s been what…7 years since I last saw you? I actually thought I would never see you again because of our falling out. I must admit, I wasn’t a big fan of you back in the day. It was actually my husband’s idea for me to get in contact with you (not because I needed to or anything). I was a little hesitant, but decided it was time to look past our differences and get better acquainted. I did see you at my yoga class and biking in St. George, but was too afraid to approach you and didn’t push myself to make the first move. Better late than never, right? It was good seeing you and we’ll have to run into each other again. Let’s not make it too often, let’s take this one step at a time.
Sincerely, Mariah

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Right now

I am loving:

• My Nick
• Biking
• My mom's emerald ring
• Yoga
• Modern Family
• Our vacation in March
• Yathzee
• Sweaters
• Exclamation points
• And my kitties

Just to name a few.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Nick and I had a gingerbread making contest where we won...of course. Everyone else would beg to differ, but I don't. Nick recreated the "Holy War" and I constructed a helicopter.

Eating and building our gingerbread houses. Me and Nick with the winning results.

We celebrated Christmas at my dad's house with my favorite kitty Tigg, short for Tigger. I know, very original, but I was like 12 years old when I named him. Nick and I got lots of stuff in our stockings and had a wonderful time celebrating with my family and Nick's.

Me and Nick with all our Christmas loot.

I know this is way late, but we hope you all had a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year!