Monday, April 27, 2009

April 26th, 2009 (10:48pm)

I got this text from my dad:

I have been thinking about you and where you are in your life and the good decisions you have made and I want to say how proud I am of you and how much I love you. -dad-

Of course I replied to the text... but I just want everyone to know how much I love my dad. I am so grateful to have him and my mom as my parents. They've guided me without pushing, they have given of themselves so us kids would never have a need for anything, and have always been there... whether it be for advice or a shoulder to cry on.

I am so grateful for the close relationship my whole family has. We are always there for one another and love getting together. Everyone fits into our family. We frequently have people asking to become a part of the Freed family. Come one, come all!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Beyond Glaze = Beyond Yummy

On my way to work on Friday, I decided to stop and get some treats for us in Accounting. I stopped at a doughnut shop called Beyond Glaze. Let me just show you how cute their doughnuts are... not to mention delicious! These are definitely for the days calories aren't being counted!

The flavors included in the dozen above are (from left to right, top to bottom):

Chocolate Ganache
Carmel Apple
Raspberry Mango
Peanut Butter Swirl

Key Lime
Peach Cobbler
Cherry Chocolate
White Coco Mint

Strawberry Cream Cheese
Nutmeg Dash
Cookies & Cream

This place is located in Draper off of 12300 South.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Spring is FINALLY here!

I am so excited spring has FINALLY arrived! I keep thinking about all of the spring projects I want to do this year... starting with:
  • Yard work: pulling weeds, planting flowers, trimming, pruning, mowing, edging
  • Home Improvements: ya know... those little "fix-it" things that you never get around to doing
  • Cleaning the garage: which hasn't been done since we moved in
  • Decorating the basement: we haven't really done a whole lot with the basement since we moved in. We don't have a lot to do since the whole house was redone but I want to add some of "us" into it. I would like to get some paint for the spare bedroom and "craft room", finish decorating the downstairs bathroom, and figure out what to do with our downstairs living room aka "the hole".

I don't know what it is that causes people to go into this "spring cleaning" mode, but I love it! Now that we have our own house, it is much more rewarding!

Happy cleaning, everyone!


Sunday, April 19, 2009

Come and gone!

Well, as you know, our wedding has come and gone. Words can't express how special our day was. We had our immediate family and a few of our closest friends in attendance. The ceremony was soooo intimate... and really how Jack and I always imagined! Words can't even begin to describe how magical the whole day was! THAT is what it is all about.

After getting married on Lindquist Beach in St. Thomas we set sail on a private 65' sailboat. We sailed over to Christmas Cove. The water was about 20-25 feet deep and crystal clear to the bottom. We enjoyed some rum punch, some went snorkeling, all followed by a delicious meal. We had music playing, everyone was laughing and having a fantastic time. We were with all of the people we love, in some far off tropical place, and realized that "This is what it's all about". That feeling is still overwhelming to this day. A PERFECT DAY!

Here are some pictures... not that they do the day justice, but just to give you an idea:

The Ceremony Site:

Cupcakes & Cake:

Wedding Favors:

Jack & I:


Getting our feet wet...

My nephews and I:

A few of us on board:

Jack & I on the sailboat:

Then at dinner later that night:

More pictures to come! Thanks to everyone who took these pictures!



Monday, April 13, 2009

Things Are Always Changing

It's funny because I have noticed that I actually enjoy the things I used to hate doing when I was growing up. I hated making salads for dinner, I hated doing laundry and cleaning, I hated cooking and doing yard work... and now those are all things I enjoy. Jack would disagree with me on the whole laundry thing BUT that is only cause I struggle to get it all put away after it is clean. I'm sure some people can relate. :)

I love having a clean house. I love cooking. I love yard work (Jack would probably disagree here too by saying I only enjoy planting flowers!)I love being responsible. Ha! Kinda weird to say, I know. I love having a home of our own. I love being married.

It's an eye opener when you realize you are all grown up. You start joining book clubs instead of going to clubs, your tastes for alcohol have changed from an AMF to a fine glass of wine, and you are going to bed at a reasonable time.

Things have definitely changed for me and I am so happy!
I have a wonderful husband, the cutest roggies, and most amazing family!
I really couldn't ask for more...