Thursday, December 29, 2011

A little Christmas Love

T surprised me Christmas morning with (among other things)
tickets to Lady Antebellum on February 14th.

I think I said "YAY" about 50 million times.
What? I am excited!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

A Very Merry Olsen Christmas

From what I hear it is not Christmas around the Olsen house
without Papa Olsen's fudge.
Boy, is it good.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011


I was oober sad T was leaving me for 5 days to go do boy stuff in Tahoe.
He made it a little easier by leaving these notes all over the house
and leaving his slippers for me right when I walked in.
I felt like part of me was gone this weekend
but I am glad it is back now.
I kinda like having him around :)
Even if he looks like a grizzly.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Mormon Tabernacle Chior

Thanks to Chelsea I got to go with these ladies
to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir
annual Christmas Concert.

Nathan Gunn and Jane Seymor were the guests
AND we were sitting 8 rows behind the prophet.
That choir really is amazing and put me
in the Christmas Spirit.
We then went to Blue Plate for some omelets and hot chocolate... yum!
Elle and Ada got hot chocolate and they all have different mugs
love it!
It is up on 21st and 21st in SLC... I highly recommend it.
Thanks Deanna!

Monday, December 19, 2011

The African Queen has Returned

Morgan has returned!

This one is my favorite!
Mama Olsen was so excited

Anyone recognize this bag from
October 14, 2008
Looks like plastic wrapping a bag is also an African
thing, not just an El Salvador thing
Also, the poor girl came off the plane in flip flops,
Good thing we got her into slippers asap...
Even if they were filled with dirt afterwards

Glad you're back, Morgan!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Fun Fact!

I have ANOTHER blog that I write on

for more excitement then you can even imagine.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

First Married Christmas

Insert "awwww" or "bleh" here.

We bought our little tree at Target this year and had fun setting it up
Even though I don't look like it
Used to think I was photogenic...
guess that ended after the wedding
haven't taken a good one since
I am sure T wanted a real tree
I grew up in Vegas...
I didn't understand what that meant.
We had just driven home from vegas
tired and full of road trip food
(wheathins and clementines)

I will post a pic of it decorated soon!

Thursday, December 8, 2011


This year we were in Las Vegas for Thanksgiving.
Here are the few pictures I took on my phone,
the ones from my camera will come shortly.
My aunt Janice and cousin Keegan were in town,
so we took them along on our traditional visit to the Bellagio.
I love the conservatory, especially during the holidays.
I love how they mix types of flowers and make them look good together.

The Trent and I went to the Green Valley Ranch for his first vegas buffet
To get half off we signed up for their
Players Card... my first one.
We got three dollars worth of free slot play.
We had never gambled and figured it was free money.
Trent won .15
I won 28
We promptly went to Anthropologie across the way
and bought me a dress
(they had ab extra 50 % off all sale- that deserves a post all to itself!)
I look like my mother in the above picture- yeah, I said it
I know you were all thinking it
But thanks for the compliment.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Merry Christmas Madeline

Ever since my brother in law, Brandon, entered the family there has been some sort of gag gift given Christmas Day.

Trent and I decided to take on the challenge this year...

This is my little sister Maddy
darling, spunky, and also 17= full of fun emotions to play off of...

Here is where shepherd boy comes in,
We saw this beauty at DI.

Maddy found it before Christmas
But the high pitch sequel and freaking out when we put it in random spots
(on the laundry shoot right outside her bathroom, in her bed etc)
was well worth it.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Mirror Mirror on the Wall...

Which grad school will we be attending in the fall??
I know, creative :)

And you know who was spotted going to school at Yale?

Which gives it negative points...
I can't have my hubby going to school with his celeb crush
(although maybe we could be friends).

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Let's jump back to 2000

I was in LOVE with Nsync
Ask my parents or anyone else I know
So needless to say I was thrilled walking into DI
and seeing THESE!!!

I still have the Justin doll in my closet
First ebay purchase ever
my parent never knew
but I am still trying to figure out how I bought it
without a credit card

In other news turns out my hubby is funny...
He performed in HumorU last night.
OK, he didn't.
But his twin did!
Look at this guy
his name is Trent.
Trippy I tell ya.

Also went to this place.
Mountain West Burrito, I love you.
I give it a 10 out of 10.
Better then cafe rio.
They use all natural meats, can most restaurants say that!?
All organic ingredients, except the coke zero I consumed.
If you have not tried this place you are crazy!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

All I want for Christmas...

Christmas is a time to spend with your family, eat yummy food
and talk to your missionary brother... I understand that.
It is also a time for a young married girl to think outside of the box...
I have been using crappy foundation since forever.
At my 3pm bathroom break I look in the mirror and
it's not a pretty site.
I need something natural that can stay on all day.

I hate to admit this.
I have not used any sort of body spray/perfume since August.
I am starting to feel... less girly.
I think this might do the trick!
I would love to run in these.
Despite my thunder thighs.
Why fight them?
I chose to embrace them...
in these awesome running capris.

Mustard yellow is my color.
I know it is winter but... sigh.. how cute are these!?

The link might not work.
But I love simple and elegant!
I can never go wrong with that cut
(plus a few inches on the bottom)

I need a new purse.
Maybe not one outside my price range
But you get the idea.
Oh yes... I need new running shoes.
Pretty bad.
I think these would help me run a marathon...
Don't ya think so?

OK I am done being selfish.
But FYI I am almost done shopping
Ok maybe not
Lacee, Trent and Dad
You guys are pretty hard to shop for.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Thoughts for today

Friday can not come fast enough

I am eternally grateful for my husband, he is the best

Holidays are coming=7 parties that I am planning for different people

My mom will call and "comment" on this post

Graham crackers dipped in lemonade is good, promise

My hair has never been "staticy" until this winter... short hair issues

Christmas shopping has begun and I am excited

My job and calling seem to magnify my weaknesses
which makes it harder for me to magnify my strengths to magnify my job and calling.

People have no problem calling me out on those weaknesses

Anyways I have no "fantastic" ending to this but I have not blogged in a while,
so there are my ramblings for this week:)

Friday, November 4, 2011

You know you are an "official" student married couple when -

You get excited when you see a Groupon
from your favorite restaurants.
Marriage = Cheap

The highlight of your week is "winterizing" your house
Hey old house and wood floors are brutal.

Your weekend plans consist of homework and racking leaves

You browse at the mall and never really buy

You look at each other on a Friday night at 10 and say
"Let's go to bed"

Look for coordinating CHEAP Halloween Costumes
But end up being nothing

Put Graduate Application before paying for your forever cracked windshield.

Rely on wife's work (me) to provide exciting yearly vacation

Riding on a plane is a luxury

You are the Happiest you have ever been
Cheesy but True!

Sunday, October 30, 2011


Thursday and Friday Trent and I were in the "Happiest Place on Earth!"
Like Father-In-Law like Son-In-Law
Yup, we are one of THOSE families.
Notice my sister is wearing a garbage sack....
and no one else is.
Who knew Splash Mountain was SO crazy Chels.
Love the Ferris Wheel,
just looking at it though
getting in this one would make me barf.
If you have been there you know why.
Our new favorite ride.
Yeah I owned Trent on our third time around.

It was a good break.
I have been struggling lately with creating
BALANCE in my life.
Work has consumed me along with trying to work out and with my new calling
I needed time to just chill and spend time with the
ones who are the most important to me.

I will let you know how that balance thing works out this week.
So far things are not looking up:)

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Chopped it!

I was so sick of my hair...
so Tuesday it came all off.
All 9 inches of it,
which sounds like a lot.
But now I feel sassy
which might be bad thing
since we all know the sass is too frequent

Friday, October 21, 2011

Lost and Found and Germs

Saturday we went to the "Lost and Found" sale at BYU.
I thought it would be a chill Saturday morning activity with T.
See, I wish with all of my heart I could be a
DI, Yard Sale, Goodwill, Savers girl...I just can't.
I feel dirty and gross and this was no exception.

Yes, there are waterbottles.
Think about it...
who knows how long they have been sitting there
with someone's mouth germs there.

Can you spot the trash bag... women stood in line since 5am
with their trashbags.
They got so heavy people were dragging them around.

It was a packed house.

The mirrors were quite popular.
Once again, someone has sweat in that... or other things.
According to TONS of people I have talked to about this...

I am crazy and
I need to move past this.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

10 months later

This is for the style, not the color.
I could never pull of blonde.
All I know is I am going shorter and darker
I am getting my hair done... finally!
Here are the big contenders