Monday, December 28, 2009

I'll just let you guess on this one...

-Hey! Thats my towel! Get your own!

-How do you even know this is your towel? 

-Because you always put yours on the floor!


Saturday, December 26, 2009

A long post...

I still haven't changed my name, so when it comes to signing up for something important like at school or work, I usually still write "Huffman" but I can't get it right. Hufman? Huffmann? Heffman. yeah... Heffmann. My signatures turn out just really weird sometimes...

We started out Christmas Eve at the Herrmann home, we drove around and looked at Christmas lights (a tradition that started because they wanted their children to STAY UP, not fall asleep at five so Christmas would come sooner... cute) we saw a huge herd of deer and another herd of ELK up my the Micron building. We opened up our PJs and all the Herrmanns stayed the night. 

We woke up early so we could hit up both families' Chrismas mornings. We had so much fun, the Herrmann boys got sweet new cellphones, and I got a very nice scentsy with delicious wax to go with it. I think my in-laws really liked their gifts. 

We then went over to my parents house and opened our gifts, I got a gift certificate to the mall, some snowboarding goggles and mittens,  Aaron got a sweet Jazz jersey, and we also got the Wii fit plus! yeah! now we can use the balance board for the snowboarding game we have.

It was a long day until we got home to do our own Christmas in our little messy apartment. I got Aaron a new pair of PF flyers (kind of like chucks) and he was so EXCITED when he saw the box. He gave me one of those Sony Readers! I love those things! It came with Pride and predjudice on it, so I've been slipping it in my purse and reading it whenever I have a chance. 

It was a great Herfmann family Christmas... 
I feel so spoiled... 

This time of year last year was just before I met Aaron, before the best time of my life had started. We met at exactly the right moment (and only by chance we hadn't met sooner). My life changed from then on.  I don't know how things happened sometimes, it feels and felt like we have been guided to get to where we are now.  I love this little two unit family that I have to care for. I love the support of marriage. The blessings from it are so intense. I've never felt so secure. 

And man, can I mention the atoning power of Christ?

Thursday, December 24, 2009

A fuzzy picture I enjoy.

I just took this picture on my phone: 
Reasons I like this photo:
1. The floor is covered with my little craft project last night
2. Our mini Christmas tree is adorable. 
3. I wrapped that basketball under the tree. There's no surprise with that gift. 
4. I told Aaron to take his shirt off.
5. I sometimes realize that these little moments are what we'll remember when we're older, Aaron playing video games while I'm reading Adventures in Babywearing and Nienie Dialogues wondering what kind of mother I'll be one day. 
6. After a stressful week, wishing and wondering what our life will be like after college and all these other seemingly long periods of time, I suddenly remember that we're simply kids playing house. 

I love these days.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

I'm going to be an aunt!

My sister-in-law is pregnant!

(I've never been an aunt before... but spoiling is in order right?)

Sunday, December 20, 2009

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

At my company Christmas party this year everyone was handed one of these:

So today I took a video of Aaron organizing Jolly Ranchers for a Gingerbread house making party tonight! 

Thursday, December 3, 2009

They Might Be Giants Concert

This picture is cool. We ran into Aaron's friend Adam who's being weird in the back.

Here was my favorite part of the show... This guy was undressing me with his eyes all night and then blew his saxophone in mah face. Ask Aaron, it was intense...

Yeah thats me... and the love of my LIFEEE - John.

Aaron took this picture! We were so close to the aaaaction!


Monday, November 16, 2009

Christmas list??

If I could have anything...
( Torah Bright Jacket by Roxy )

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Monday, November 9, 2009



I'm at an all time unhealthy. Which is crazy considering about a year and a half ago, I was probably in the best shape of my life. It's crazy how small life changes can make such a difference. 

My work signed up with a corporate account at Gold's Gym last month and it comes with a "wellness coach" who comes in and measures us and tells us our BMI, body fat percentage, gives us ideas on what we should be eating and yatta yatta yatta. 

Bascially I need to lose like one million pounds or something. But, I've been off to a good start. 

I really feel like I want my kids to be healthy. I definitely didn't get enough exercise growing up, and I definitely was a heavy kid until my junior year of high school. I want to give my kids an example of healthy living. 

I want them to see me eat well and exercise often. 

And i'll probably blog about it. in a different blog, and it will be private. but I'll definitely share my successes with you. Annnnnd if you want to read it I might let you. but I probably won't. but you can ask. 

Saturday, November 7, 2009

They Might Be Giants.

For Aaron's birthday we bought tickets to see They Might be Giants in concert. We were in the front row.... and it was amazing. I've waited for this day for the past 15 years of my life... and 

it was fantastic!

not only are John and John musical geniuses -- they definitely have amazing stage presence.
The drummer, the bassist, the man on the sax...

it was the best moment of my life.... when John laid on the floor of the stage right in front of me. I almost kissed him. Or maybe it was when the Saxophonist blew his sax in my face... (aaron will tell you he was undressing me with his eyes all night) And the other John just kept looking at me, I think he could tell I've been in love with him since the day I was born. 

I returned a bag of groceries Accidentally taken off the shelf Before the expiration date. I came back as a bag of groceries Accidentally taken off the shelf Before the date stamped on myself. Will a large procession wave their Torches as my head falls in the basket  And will everyone be dancing on the casket? Then it's over, I'm dead, and I haven't  Done anything that I want  Or, I'm still alive and there's nothing I want to do Then it's over, I'm dead, and I haven't Done anything that I want 

I guess most people find them silly... where i find them real and sincere and musically unmatched. 
you can read about them here.
Lately they've been doing some kids cds, and they are definitely fantastic. Oh how I love you, They Might Be Giants...
They paved the way for Independent musicians. They Might Be Giants. 

(TMBG Aaron thinks you loved me too because of my BANGS

Friday, October 30, 2009


I got a new position at work! HOLLA!

Needless to say.... I'm pretty excited!

Happy Halloween!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

I'm going to give you a tour of our apartment.

Our wonderful apartment!

This is the view from behind the front door.

Here we have the painting Aaron bought me for my wedding gift! it used to be centered, but then we put that shoe shelf next to the couch, so we'll need do something about that.
And also the couch he bought right after we were engaged (perfectly timed for moving in)

this picture wouldn't go right side up. I always thing bloggers are weird when they do that... but i tried for like 15 minutes. it was important because this is what we call the "Jesus wall" because sometimes Aaron locks the keys in the house and has to climb in through that window and carefully put Jesus down so he doesn't break anything. My friend Rach drew that center picture. That mirror doesn't have a home yet, mostly because our walls are make of cinderblocks? but only in some places. I don't really know what's up with it. 

Here is our TV stand (thanks Noriko!), longboards (we live in provo), and mess of cords. 

When I was fifteen I re-upholstered these chairs. They were given as hand me downs TO my parents when they first got married. awesome.

This is what my mom calls the "Easy bake oven" it's pretty small and works out for a family of two. That sign says "Bonnie's Kitchen" SUH WEET! My grandma had it in her kitchen for years.

This is kind of what I consider our closet/catch all area. I wish I had a closet. 

the view of our bathroom. the sink is right behind the door.

Our fridge! can you find your wedding invitation?

Above said fridge
I bought this at a yard sale some guy had in our front yard, it's suh weeeet but we definitely will need a real wall to hang that baby up. one day....

Onto my favorite feature of this apartment...

Oh wait, we do have a closet, but we kind of live in it...

I think our apartment is adorable. I really do. I cried a little when I tried to hang pictures up and the nails wouldn't go into the wall, but all and all I find it really charming and unique, and maybe I'll be able to make something out of it. Also it is a lot bigger than it looks, i just wanted to crop out all of the messy things... but it
is small, and perfect for us! And the bedroom deal is hilarious... there's ONE outlet in the living room, cords dragging all around the corners, holes in the walls, old carpet, lack of storage space - all in all we love this place it's our first home and fun adventure.  I think my only real complaint has been the weird walls and trying to hang pictures. (i resorted to the sticky kind, even though we're not supposed to) I love it! 

To our future children

dear future children,

here is the proof that we have always been this way.
even before you were born
we're really sorry.
try to remember we love you, 
even if we sing "I believe in a thing called love" 
in front of (and sometimes to) complete strangers
while driving



Think he'll notice?


I love those team building activities where you write secret notes about what you like about eachother. Totally cheesy right? but I love doing it. We used to do it in young women's a lot. We did that at work today, and I love leaving little notes for people. And lets be real I like the ones I get back too!

Here are a few:

Happy ALL the time

You are free spirited and carefree

Just got married

I think I know who wrote all three of these and I guess I'm always suprised people think I'm happy all the time! I'm worried I'm mean to everyone. Maybe thats what makes me happy? haha.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Cat baby.

how wonderful.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


I almost burned the house down.

I think...

I might be learning to cook??????? Just on accident. I just kind of threw some ingredients onto a pan last night and wrapped it in a tortilla right before we had to watch kids in the nursery. Now I'm eating it for lunch (at 9 am? breakfast? double breakfast? I guess I couldn't wait) and it's deeelishhussssss.

I love foodie.

Monday, October 12, 2009

one time....

I was in Florida for my work and I stayed at the Gaylord Palms convention center.

It was pretty awesome.

I had been engaged for maybe a month and I was working twelve hour shifts and everyone was moody and I think everybody cried at some point, but I thought I was doing pretty well! I was tired, and my feet hurt from wearing my shoes... you know the ones. the only ones i've worn for the last like... 10 months. I even wore them to my wedding?

Then -- my cellphone got stolen/lost...

I CRIED for like four hours. And called Aaron on the phone like 5 times from five different numbers.

I was just thinking how Aaron is perfect for me and deals with me in my most ridiculous and crazy mad woman times.

He nods, shakes his head and holds me tight. Even if I'm crying over something as silly as having nothing to wear to church or needing to clean the bath tub.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Putting it out there.

Sometimes, about once or twice a year I go through this period where I'm... almost afraid to get out. I have really bad anxiety. It's gotten so much better than high school.

I don't see friends I want to see or do things that I want to do and I just hole up in m y house. Other than that I feel like I'm a really social person. But, here is why:

around this time of year I feel like I'm the most annoying/craziest/weirdest/ugliest/fattest friend you've ever had. I worry that people don't really want to hang out with me, but feel like they have to because we've been friends for so long. I drop commitments because I'm afraid that people felt like they just had to invite me to something. I'm afraid that noone really likes me. I'm afraid that everything I say is stupid, and that behind my back people feel bad for me. Not talk bad about me, but pity me in a "what a loser, poor girl, lets befriend her" kind of way. I know it's probably not actually the case, who invites someone they hate to a wedding/bachelorette party/dinner? It's really hard for me to get out of my shell, and sometimes I think even my bffs are sick of me.

I ask people " am I being annoying?" and they reply "No! we think you're funny," and in my head I say "oh my gosh why did you ask that? you're so annoying, of course they had to say that" I don't know why I'm compelled to ask if I'm being annoying. I just get so self-concious when these times of year come around. I can't sleep -- thinking about who I've wronged that day. I ask Aaron like 54390583490 billion times a day if he's mad or if I should leave him alone.

I'm not trying to get pity or even make an excuse for not being around. I don't feel like I'm secluded or anything either? I'm sorry this sounds like I'm trying to get like, pity or something. I guess I just need to blog this out of my head... I'm really sorry I have such good friends (especially mgs) and I haven't even been around. . . and I just worry so much about being in a social setting. This sounds so lame and uncharacteristic of me right? (not that i'm flaky, thats true, but that I don't want to get out? meet people? you know?) I think it's a reason I didnt' go to church for quite awhile too.

I'm just really sorry I'm a flaky friend I promise to try harder!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


Waitress is my favorite movie of all time. I think I can quote it better than Juno, although I'm not sure I've seen it as many times as Juno. I don't know why I love those movies so much, but I just realized they're both about pregnant chicks.

I think my favorite part of Waitress is when Jenna asks her boss if he's happy. He replies:

"Well if you're asking me a serious question, I'll tell you: I'm happy enough. I don't expect much, I don't give much, I don't get much. I generally enjoy whatever comes up. That's the truth, summed up for your feminine judgment. I'm happy enough,"

Monday, October 5, 2009

I was right.

Utah has 2 weeks of Autumn.

Why is it so cold outside?
Get ready for snowboarding! (our plan is to sell plasma for every trip, it should even out... haha)

Tuesday, September 29, 2009


Sometimes I kind of miss my husbands fake tooth mouth.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

I love Dawn.

This post is dedicated to Dawn Jones, one of my bffs. She's the best! I love texting her every minute of the day, or whenever I need to complain about Arizona Lewis. 

(I love this picture of Dawn)
Reasons I love Dawn:

a) She gave birth to Aaron's most favorite baby in the world, Lorelei.

b) She came down from Idaho for my wedding and helped out so much!  (and Cassee too!)

c) She threw me the most amazing bridal shower! 

(Aaron made the pretty one in the middle)

I love dawn! 

Monday, September 21, 2009


I love my husband! I love sleeping next to him at night, I love waking up next to him in the morning! I guess I didn't really understand how deeply you can love. I can barely leave for work in the morning. I want to be with him every second of my day. I love sitting on our couch with our legs in a tangle watching the office. I love cooking for him (even if it's the same 4 or 5 things) I love that he wants to have tons of children!

I couldn't live without him. Honestly!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

6 inches.


My hair! it's gone!

I like it, so far. It's a lot healthier :).

And thats the dress I bought for my Birthday!

Friday, September 18, 2009

mr. herrmann

Got me a snuggie! 

Happy Birthday - me!

I'm stuck at work, but my husbo sent this too me in an email! yayaayayaya!

And I thought the shopping spree was my birthday gift!

Phoebe in Wonderland

I loved this movie. Free month of Netflix = customer for life! It's a really interesting tale about a family who struggles with their daugther. I can never bring myself to tell too much about a movie, but I will just say Elle Fanning is way cuter/better than Dakota Fanning! Plus Aaron finds her a lot less creepy.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

A lesson learned:

Be Prepared.

Today I chopped my thumb off.

Okay it really wasn't that big of a deal, but I woke up a little bit late (10:10....) Straightened my hair and made my breakfast and lunch for the day. As I was chopping the apples (you know, leaning onto the knife) my thumb slipped under the knife! CRUNCH! Ahhh! I was bleeding a lot... and seriously it hurt so bad, the knife went right through the nail! FREAK just thinking about it makes my eyes water. Oh ow. :( any way, I may or may not have said the eff word, and just stuck my thumb under cold running water - but that works for a burn right? Anyway- I was fine and not freaking out too much and not crying until I couldn't find a first aid kit. I know we got like eight of them for our wedding. I couldn't even find a mario bandaid! Then, I couldn't find my cell phone (it was in my pocket, but hey, i was bleeding and in shock) and my neighbors were all at school and I kind of walked aimlessly around for a few minutes until I decided my best bet was to drive to work (45 minutes away) with my thumb over my head. I finally found my cell phone, and called my boss to tell him I might be late.

nd that is when I broke DOWN, girlfriend. Cried like a baby.

It really wasn't that bad, and it could have been much worse, but we definitely need to get going on emergency preparedness. Ahhhhhhhhhh! I mean what if had chopped my thumb clean off right? at the very least, I need to know where my cellphone is at all times and in all places.

And I'll probably buy an apple slicer.


P.S. - (All I really needed was some neosporin and a bandaid probably, but at first it was bleeding like a freaking waterfall... gross right?)
P.S.S - I typed this especially for you, as my thumb throbs with the pain of the ages.

Monday, September 14, 2009

I blame noone by myself.

I was offered a coffee flavored candy.
I ate it.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

So true.

Nathan: You would think Bonnie's crowning achievement would be marrying Aaron. But no, it's getting an email from Nienie. 
Aaron: I'm going to bed.

Oh how I love my husband. 

Friday, September 11, 2009


A piece of advice I've always heard:
"Don't assume your husband can read your mind,"

but why can't they?

Friday, September 4, 2009


lets make this when I'm in Idaho.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Wedding Pictures!

Here are some of my favorite couple photos from the temple!


I'm so excited.

I will see my dawn this weekend!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009


I can't stop crying.

Thanks Cassee and Dawn.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

So this is the house we live in. Well, we live in the basement anyway...

Which is two houses down from the Steve Clark headquarters in Provo!

Aaron and I were sitting in the car, and all of a sudden I saw Gigs (but maybe it wasn't really him), and remembered that was Steve Clark's headquarters, and then I saw Ollie, and then I saw Nienie! Aaron drove two doors down and parked, and I got out, and I spoke with her!

She's amazing. and beautiful. I really think she is beautiful. I told her she looked good and she said "Well, I don't, but...". But she really really does look beautiful, and she is so sweet and kind, and I was able to tell her all the things I wanted to tell her (but I think I may have been babbling, I even told her Aaron thinks I love her more than him) and I cried, because I'm so silly. She told me my name was pretty, I told her I lived two doors down. but honestly, I don't really know how the conversation went. I just love her so much.
P.S. I didn't go on the hike! I know I'm terrible. I was scared to go all by myself :)

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

I am so excited!!!

To go home and eat hot dogs with the love of my life.

Love. Love. Love. Love. Love.

P.S. - Somebody teach me how to cook... please.

Monday, August 17, 2009

if one more person asks....

Are joo having bebe?

I will slap somebody.

That also goes for

"I'm sorry to ask, but are you pregnant?"

people, people. Cant a girl have skinny legs and face and be just fat?

Friday, August 14, 2009

The Y

One time I made Aaron promise me we never had to hike the Y.

But tomorrow, my friends, I will be hiking the Y.

Nie Nie is hiking the Y on her anniversary of the plane accident. Can you believe it's been one year? I think I heard about her a week after the plane crashed, and read her blog as she slowly recovered, and awoke from her coma.

I know she'll never know how much she has impacted me. I love her like a dear friend and sister, she's inspired me so many times, and helped me become a brave woman. I know that I can get through anything.

Maybe this sounds cheesy, but, I just hope to catch a glimpse or maybe shake the hand of the woman who I hope to be one day. I wish I had the words to describe the way I feel about her and how much I'm sure she's given to others.

And this is her way of saying thank you. To everyone thats prayed for and supported her. I need to tell her "thank you" for all that she's done for me. Maybe I'll get the chance... maybe I won't. I guess we'll see.

(I think I'll cry the whole way.)

Married Life

My husband bought me that painting.

Oh yeah and I almost cut all my hair off but then i just decided to butcher my bangs instead!