Tuesday, October 2, 2012


This is the newest member of our little family! His name is Quinn, he's a chihuahua dochsund mix and he's absolutely adorable! So now we're a happy family of four :)

Monday, September 3, 2012

Labor Day Weekend

Our weekend was great! We left for Oregon right after work and got to our hotel right around midnight. Then early Saturday morning we met up with everyone in Portland at a fun little doughnut shop, Voodoo Doughnuts. It's one of those shops that's been on the food network a couple times so there was a huuuuge line outside to get in. I think we were waiting for a little over an hour when we got in. Then Jon and Kerri decided to do their Texas challenge! It's a donut the size of 6 combined and you have to eat it in under 80 seconds to get it for free. It was awesome! Jon was soo close. It made the wait worth it. Once you get inside to order, they have so many choices it was hard to decide what to get. They had a voodoo donut, Memphis donut, Boston, captain crunch, cotton candy, and a bunch of other creative ideas, it was cute!

Sunday we all went to Jared and Angie's church and watched/participated in little Maycee's blessing. It was so sweet and tender, I'm so excited for when Jon can do that for our sweet babies! I loved watching it. Afterwards we hung out with the fam for a bit then headed back home. Long drive, but it was a good trip. Today's a rest day then back to the swing of things tomorrow.

Thursday, August 30, 2012


Jon and I started our training for our actual job on Monday. Normally it's a 14 week class, but we started late and they're starting to incorporate pharmacy into everything we're doing already so it's adding on an additional 2 weeks, potentially. Soo 16 weeks of training, whew! They've done studies of how much material they're giving us, and apparently it's like taking a 2 year program in insurance, and we're doing it in 4 months. We'll be pros! At least with United Healthcare. It's pretty interesting actually, we get to learn all the tiny little details that make up a plan, all the exceptions, and everything else that gets put into one of these things. It's so complicated but once you see everything laid out, it makes sense. I'm sure it'll be nice to know for future use too.

We're all heading up to Oregon this weekend, Jared's newborn is getting blessed on Sunday, and that gives us a good excuse to go up and visit. I've never been to Oregon at all, so I'm excited to see what it looks like and if it actually rains a lot and all that stuff you always hear. We'll being going to Portland, I'm excited! 

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Healthy Stuff

So I officially stink at blogging, whoops! I'll try to be better :)

I have decided to jump on the family bandwagon and get healthy! I've eaten a lot of crap food lately and have felt exactly that, like crap. I recently got Jillian Michael's book, Master Your Metabolism, and loved it! She has a lot of ideas and theories that I strongly agree with and it all pieces together and makes complete sense to me. She mostly talks about the effects of hormones in our body and how they contribute to our body's way of either storing extra fat or using it how it should. It just sounds good to me. With all the classes I took about nutrition and the human body, everything works properly when you fuel yourself with good, whole foods. Our bodies don't naturally know what to do with all the fake and processed foods we eat, so it does what it thinks it should do, but since they're not the true or actual form of a correct hormone, our bodies put them in the wrong spots completely. Anyways, it was a great book and I highly recommend it to anyone looking to be healthier and get more control of your weight. So we've both joined a gym and have started working out regularly, and are starting to eat more clean, whole foods. I'm excited!

As for all my family, you go girls! Talk about inspiration. 

Starting tomorrow, our training for our real job starts. 14 weeks of fun! Our schedules are really nice, from 7-3:30, so that gives us plenty of time after work to do anything that needs to be done and it helps us wake up nice and early too, so perfect! 

Well, that's it for now!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

We're Blogging!

Jon and I have decided to join the blogging world! We'll share all the fun details of our lives and try to keep up with everyone else's. Enjoy!

Being married is absolutely wonderful! I have married the best man out there, sorry girls, and every day I'm more sure of it. He is constantly doing sweet little things for me, and treating me like a queen! I am getting so spoiled! Our sealing was so special, and having the whole family there to support us was amazing. I'm so glad that both sides of the family were able to meet and get along well. We love everyone! On the flip side, coming back to work the day after was not that great. We were so jetlagged and tired that it was exhausting just being there, let alone talk to complete strangers all day. But coming home to each other is still sweet as can be. 

Right now we are living in the Ma and Pa Eller's house. It is a perfect little set up. We have the whole upstairs to ourselves, free rent!, and it's like 10 minutes away from our work. The plan is to save lots of moulah while we can, and have a little pile in savings available whenever we make the move out. Lee and Faye have been very generous letting us stay with them, and we are taking full advantage of it! We'll both finish up our schooling at Chico State then Jon's looking to either A. Join the Air Force and get law school paid for or B. Go to BYU for his master's so within the next year or so we'll have another move! Meanwhile I'm kind of going back and forth on what I want to do with myself for the next bit, I have a couple ideas I'm tossing around, so we'll see which one I actually end up doing. 

We're going to the Spanish branch for church, and I just received my 3rd calling. The first two are low-key, chorister during sacrament meeting and pianist for relief society, but this last one is kind of intimidating to me, I'm assistant to the director for the stake RoadShow! It's a lot of planning, but I'm sure it'll be fun too. Jon has been working two jobs for the past couple months, Men's Wearhouse and United HealthCare, and just put in his two weeks notice for MW, YAYY!  They always work him on Sundays and sometimes it's hard for him to make it, so I'm excited to have him there with me from now on! I'm just excited to be with him as much as I can. 

Anyways, this is our life right now! Busy with work, callings, and each other, but it's fun and will only get better!