Friday, December 31, 2010

I was using my photobooth to take this picture of Aaron:

When I found this little gem:

Aaron Herrmann from Bonnie Herrmann on Vimeo.

Isn't that hilarious? I'm pretty sure this was taken when he was supposed to be cleaning our old apartment. I'm trying not to laugh so I won't wake him up. Aaron is the best. This morning he worked from five to eleven and tonight he's working another shift, four to ten. He's always willing to help people out - he's the hardest worker I know.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Christmas Love.

Some Christmas Highlights:
Buying Buckyballs for Aaron - he played with them for five hours straight!
Aaron's gift to me - the most perfect dress. It's the first piece of clothing he's bought for me.
Sweet baby boy clothes from my mother in law
Aaron's excited present opening voice, no matter what the present is (the iCarly movie I gave him...)
Playing "Ticket to Ride" with Devon, Ruth and Ryan 'til one AM
Aaron practically living in his new Jazz Warm up suit.
Psycho-Me crying when I opened up the third and fourth season of Quantum Leap on DVD. Seriously, Sam Beckett... I love you.
Being with Marci, Sam, and Zoe. I love that they moved out here to Utah.
Talking to Zach - I miss him a lot. Last Christmas without him!! When he gets home, he will see me as a wife and a mother for the first time. Crazy.
And of course, the best memories are made when cameras are not around. Just the way my big fat belly likes it.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

I put a creepy baby countdown on my side bar...
just gotta fit in.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Boy, oh Boy.

Pretend not to notice how this picture is totally ridiculous.
And how at 21 weeks I'm ginormo.

I'm cool with it. I just tried to distract you from the belly with Apollo written on the side
and a face. What is going on there?
Whatever, thats the picture you get.

Anyway, last week we found out we were having a baby boy.
I need to scan pictures of the ultrasound.
It was so cool to watch that baby wiggle and move and hide from the technician and see his little feet.

When the technician said it was a boy Aaron literally did a fist pump and cheered "YESSS!!!"
Similar to the time I peed on a stick and he did a fist pump and yelled "WOOOOOOOOOO!" outside of the bathroom at Smith's. That was a good day.
I was just in awe watching our little guy move.
Aaron made me pinky promise that the baby's name would be Apollo, so unless he comes up with another one, he gets to choose.

I'm so excited.

Ever since I saw my little guy I've just had this LOVE for the baby that I can't explain and I can't wait to see him for the first time, because I know it will be a crazy kind of love.

Make the next 19 weeks fly by! please!


I don't have a whole lot to say about pregnancy, mainly because I feel like I've had it easier than some, and I have enjoyed it so far, for the most part.

I didn't have a lot of morning sickness in the beginning, I was mainly tired and the smells of food really got to me. I threw up only once in the first trimester and that was when I watched a video of a kid picking up poo.

During the second trimester, I started throwing up when I didn't have food in my stomach, so mostly at night before Aaron came home. Sometimes I'll throw up if I see something really gross.

The weirdest part of being pregnant is probably how my abdomen doesn't have enough room for my stomach, lungs, and baby. Excersise is harddddd and I walk slower and don't run up stairs. I also have the smallest torso in the world, like I have two available inches between my ribs and my hip bone. So after I eat a regular sized meal I can't get enough air in my lungs... and I'm only half way! haha.

Recently I've been feeling my baby kick, which is just a really cool feeling. He kicks right where my pants bunch up under my belly, and it feels like little flicks inside. Awesome.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Dear Baby,

A few months after we were married, Aaron played this song and told me that it made him want to have a baby. Not any time soon of course, but he wanted you.

Tonight that song came on our itunes and I just cried. I love you so much already.

We love you so, so much,

Monday, December 6, 2010

19 Weeks.

My baby is the size of a mango.

Isn't this picture weird?

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Work Christmas Party!

As usual, I forgot to take pictures.
But this was definitely (my) best work Christmas party ever!

Our work typically gives us a BENJAMIN in our Christmas cards at the party, and a gift. Last year we got one of those flip type video cameras, one year I got an Iphone and this year we got

Maui Jim Sunglasses!

Oooh, Fancy! I guess they are polarized. I don't really know what that means.

Anyway, so then my work does a raffle and I won this...

A remote... car starter! So they announced the prize before calling my name and I was like "does that even work on a 1999 dodge neon?" and then my name was called!

Well long story short ten seconds after the party we went to best buy and returned that business and bought a flat screen tv for our new apartment with the cash and return from the remote starter.

My life is basically awesome.
Thanks 4life!

Friday, December 3, 2010


December is trying to kill me.

We are just so busy inbetween moving, Christmas parties, finals, doctors appointments... it just feels insane!

Luckily we saved all that money in rent because I just blew it on a washer and dryer on Craigslist...
Craigslist and I have a dear relationship. I found 2 out of 3 apartments on craigslist, bought 6 chairs, a washer and dryer and a bicycle.
I sold and entertainment center, and one time gave away free pregnancy tests on craigslist... that is a really good story...
Craigslist I heart you.

The other night we went over to our new apartment to check out everything and to do a little inspection. The carpets were kind of naaaaaaaaaasty. And it didn't bother me too much, I figured i could cover it up or whatever..

The next day I was at work and these images of carpet stains were swimming through my head... so disgusting... so I called Aaron who said if it was bothering me I would have to call to ask them what they could do about it.

So I called and they're replacing the carpets! yes!

This is really boring.

Aaron has been applying for some jobs up here so if anybody hears of anything, let us know!

Dear new bathroom,
sorry about the puke... consider yourself christened.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

uhhh this is awesome.

So my current landlord told us we don't have to pay anything for the month of December, even though she's not kicking us out until the 14th and our new place is letting us move in on the first, but we're only paying half month's rent. So we have two whole weeks to move in... basically

and then ALSO they're giving us a free month's rent so we're getting a month and a half of rent free!


Monday, November 29, 2010

I feel weird about showing this...

This one is on my facebook
And then today I saw this and thought that it was a lie
A) it's not like I ever curl my hair
B)I'm way more ginormo in real life
so I took this one

I like that it's small so you can't zoom in.

Try not to pay attention to the fact that my legs are like nine feet apart
But do pay attention to my bum, thats a nice bum.

whatever I'm posting this and never looking back.

oh yeah and this is me trying not to vomit while Aaron tells me a story about a girl hitting on him at work:


Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday of the year!

In Virginia growing up it was a time to see family eat good food and nap, nap, nap.

Family Thanksgiving Favorites

"Grandma Ham"
Dad's Smoked Turkey
"Green stuff"
Stuffing with Jalapenos
Cauliflower Casserole (with or without Jalapenos)
Green bean Casserole
Sweet Potata Casserole
Cranberry sauce (from a can, duh)
Hot apple sauce
Hot apple cider
24 hour salad
Spoon bread

Yum Yum Yum!!

I wish everyday could be thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

My dream last night....

I gave bith to a baby girl and I named her...


beautiful, don't you think?? In my dream, my mom kept reassuring me that it was such a cute name for a cute baby! I went to the hospital, and I couldn't remember what happened from there, my mom said I had a c-section, but they didn't even ask me if I wanted one.

I forgot to text my mother in law that I was having the baby though, so I lied to her and told her I got there, had the baby, and they let me go an hour later. (Which helped with hospital costs, for me). Cute little Betsy Joyce had the cutest straight black hair.

But really though, without "Santa Claus" I think it might be a name for the list.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

A thought ...

Being pregnant is way better than mother nature's monthly gift.

Saturday, November 13, 2010


Is getting a little stupid.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

A post about vomiting.

So, I thought I got away with not being a vomiting pregnant person.

Usually morning sickness goes away after the first trimester but I have literally vomited everyday for the past two weeks. And I've had a migraine for about that long too.

sometimes I'll be walking and then I'll make this super ugly gag face. Usually no one is around to see it so thats..........good?

I was watching black and white films in my humanities class today and the flashing lights just made my migraine intense. I left. And the guy next to me was like "I hope you feel better," I hope he didn't see my gag face.

The good news is that I went downstairs and saw my Kristy!
Here is a picture of Kristy at my wedding with Aaron's brother Nathan. And I may or may not be a big fat pregnant bridesmaid of hers one day. I love her. She's one of my soul-friends. You know... the kind that you need and the kind that need you? The kind that watches you through your bad times, you're good times, and your getting married times, that maybe you haven't talked to in a while but once you do, you remember that you are sisters.

And then my dad came to get me from school and i tried to unlock the door but started to throw up and so i debated on running up the stairs and throwing up in the grass, or vomiting on the cement next to the stairs or keeping it in my mouth until i got to the bathroom. Choose your own ending.

Friday, November 5, 2010

The way American Fork smells right now with all of the construction is enough to make a pregnant woman vomit.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Santa Paws and Pregnancy Hormones

Okay, this movie is definitely the dumbest thing ever EVER ever made.

BUT, last night I saw this trailer while I was watching Toy Story 3 and I seriously bawled when Santa said something about giving a puppy to a foster home. Seriously I cried for fifteen minutes, so hard that I almost puked. Aaron had no idea what to do, he was trying so hard not to laugh...

I'm seriously losing it. I don't feel like I'm psycho all the time, but there are times when I just completely lose it.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Just won this:Because of this:

P.s. They made me pose like that.

Thursday, October 28, 2010


Aaron called just to tell me that he got dressed, walked to school, and sat through class...

All with his zipper wide open. Apparently he yawned and stretched and saw some white undies.

I like him.

Life is good these days. I need to be a better blogger that doesn't just post funny things (see above) and pictures from my life. I should write real things sometimes. Like lists about what I like about my life right now...
  1. Aaron Herrmann (aka the Herrmannator) - Aaron is my best friend in the entire planet. He'll sing "Don't want to miss a thing" by Aerosmith at his loudest volume, and lip sync the parts that are too high for him. We only get to spend an hour together most nights before bed time, and that time is always spent with him cuddled up next to me, kind of like a girl child.
  2. Babies. Seeing babies, looking at pictures of babies, looking at baby things online, Aleah, Zoe, holding babies, pushing kids down when they walk.... these are all my favorite things. I can't wait til my little Peep (like easter candy) is born so I can knock him/her from his or her wobbly stance.
  3. Diet Lemonade from Chick-Fil-A. Seriously heaven. In a cup. I used to work with my friend Amanda at Hollister in the mall, she got me hooked. Being pregnant, lemonade is almost always on my mind. Oh yeah, and French fries. And Ketchup.
  4. Work. I do like my job, even if i don't really like working. I have a good boss and good co-workers and Chick-fil-A is real close which means I can get diet lemonade whenever I want.

Wait I think this list is turning into another nothing-post. But! Life is good. Aaron and I are both doing pretty good this semester. I'm debating on taking classes next semester since I'll be having a baby at the end of the semester. I guess we will see.

Pregnancy - It's not too bad. I throw up sometimes but usually I have time to run to the bathroom, or on occasion open the car door in time. Mostly, I'm exhausted. Standing and walking are my enemies because I get so dizzy. Bread is a no-no, I hate the way it smells lately. And I have been getting migraines every few days. That sounds like a whole lot of complaining, but really I just am glad I'm not ill all the time, some people get so sick pregnant! Also... I've only gained like one pound so far.

Anyway... Do you know what I'm trying to say when I say:

"Olivia is the new Ashley,"?

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Does This Count as Showing?

I made these.
Don't ask me how hard it is to draw a pelvis because yeah, I had to trace it.

Friday, October 22, 2010

To our Future Children (Originally posted Oct. 22nd 2009)

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


Thursday, October 21, 2010


I probably should be paying attention in class... and my teacher is talking about the Romantic period and wrote on the board

"Anywhere but here,
Anytime but now"

How did she read my mind?

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Just a couple of snapshots.
Freshly showered. We don't believe in hairbrushes.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

My metal detector is with me all the time.

I wish more people were having babies.

Aaron and I are going to a Jazz game tomorrow for his Halloweenie birthday.
And also maybe I got him a metal detector.

Seriously, it's all he wants in life - A metal detector. What do you think..?

Should i buy him some socks and sandals to go with it? Maybe a Hawaiian shirt? Denim Cargo shorts?


but he's all

"I bet the babies will really like to take it to the beach,"

cute. and true.

Friday, October 8, 2010

I lost a day!

Last night, I came home from work and slept for fourteen hours.


And then I went back to work.
But, it's not due to laziness, promise.

I went to sleep 36 hours ago and woke up twenty minutes later with severe pain in the back of my head. Night migraine? What? Usually my only cure for a migraine is sleeping in a closet or bathtub, or some other cool, dark place. Sleeping doesn't usually trigger them.

I woke up in the morning feeling fuzzy and spent most of my day hunched at my desk with my snuggie sleeves working as a visor. I came home and crashed.

There are some fuzzy moments around hour 7 or so when Aaron brought me a bowl of cereal in bed and we watched an episode of Eureka, and then I realized I missed class and had a take home exam due. Aaron said he'd take it to her in the morning. And then I slept for another seven hours.

So here I am, still fighting that same migrane. What is going on with you, body??

Anyway, my hair looks really great.

Going on hour 48ish, do I have a brain tumor?

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Roasted Butternut Squash and Pear Soup

Here is the recipe for the best soup you will ever make:

Roasted Butternut Squash and Pear Soup

1 large or 2 small butternut squash, 3-4 pounds total
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 cups chopped onion
1 chopped shallot, about 2 tablespoons
1 tablespoon chopped fresh ginger
1 fresh jalapeno, seeded and chopped, about 1 tablespoon
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoons black pepper
2 ripe pears, peeled, cored and cut into chunks, about 2 cups
6 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon fresh thyme
1/4 cup heavy cream

1. Roast squash: Preheat oven to 400ºF. Cut squash in half lengthwise and place cut side down on a nonstick baking pan. Pour 1/4 cup water into pan and roast for 45 minutes or until squash is tender when pricked with a fork. Remove from oven and allow to cool. (This step may be done the day before preparing the soup).

2. Prepare soup: remove seeds and peel from roasted squash. Place cooked squash in a medium bowl and mash coarsely. Set aside. In a 6 quart saucepan, heat oil and add onion, shallot, ginger, jalapeno, salt and pepper. Cook over medium-high heat until onion is soft and begins to turn light brown, about 10 minutes. Add pears and cook another 5 minutes. Measure three cups of cooked, mashed squash and add to the saucepan. Stir in broth, honey and thyme and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered for 15 minutes. Puree in batches in a blender or food processor, then return the soup to the saucepan. Stir in the cream and keep warm. Do not boil. Serve warm.

Makes 9 Cups
Calories: 169; fat 6 gm; protein 4.3 g; carbohydrates 30 g; fiber 6.7 g; sodium 381 mg; cholesterol 12 mg.
From pg 166 of the October 2000 edition of Country Living magazine.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The Switch

Last night Aaron and I went to see "The Switch" and we LOVED it!

It was the perfect mix of a Man's show with a romantic comedy. You know, when people have attempted that before it turns out to just be a really rotten dirty show, but this one was fairly clean. I loved it!

Also, looking at it online, it says that there's nudity? but I don't remember any.

I loved it!

Monday, September 27, 2010


In high school, as some of you may or may not know, I was kind of "bullied" in my senior year. I felt like that was the only way to describe it? They were former friends, and made my last half of the year awful.

I was definitely sensitive, but it was really hard on me. My car would be covered in chinese food in the morning, threatening words were placed on myspace, people would come up to me and ask about rumors they had heard about me. I tried to keep quiet about how I felt and how much it was affecting me, I lived in a small town and just one word could make it even worse. I remember once being dangerously cut off on the free way by one of the girls.

I won't go into the story line of how it began, because now it all seems so pointless and silly. In the moment it was a very dark time for me. I was scared to leave my home and go to the mall. I lost a lot of weight.

A week or so after it began, I realized who my true friends were. I became closer with them and they are some of the people I still keep in contact with today.

I'm thinking about a day in particular, where I felt comforted, and knew that everything would be okay. A guy from my school randomly started texting me. We were acquaintances, his best friend was one of my best friends at the time. We decided to go to the tanning salon, because prom was coming up. I think all we did was eat some french fries, and go to the tanning salon, and split up. He was a ray of light in that dark time. I knew that someone cared. After that, I got rude messages about putting his picture on the side of my myspace, in the "people I admire section" and I think he was probably asked about it too. I don't think we talked after graduation.

About three or four years ago, he was killed in a car accident, soon after my graduation. I just realized today how much I appreciated that one moment of time, before he died, that he shared a little bit of his sweet and perfect friendship with me.

Thanks Sid. You really made a difference.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

I'm angry.

This is the second week my teacher has not come to class without emailing us.

This makes it much more difficult to go to class, when

a) I rode my bike, and ever since I became pregnant, my asthma has been my bff, we're totally attached at the hip!
b) I was taking a suh-weet nap in the comfiest bed ever
c) We're already 3 weeks behind in the 4 or 5 weeks of school this semester
d) Aaron's not home, so I don't have anything to kill time until he is home

I think that last one is the real reason I'm so ticked. And maybe the nap thing, too.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Right now...

Aaron is singing "You'll be in my Heart" from Tarzan.

But, for Aaron, the words are not "You'll be in my heart, no matter what they say, You'll be here in my heart, always"


"Wingardium Leviosa, Wingardiiiiiium Leviosa, Wingaaardiumm levi... Osa"

"This one tii-hiiime, I ate an old frenhench fryyyy"

"You're my-hi ba-haaaby, You're myyyHIII ba-haby, You're myHIII bay ay bee, baby"

I love him so much it hurts.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Blogger's Block.

I think I'm stuck.

Sometimes, when you're brain is blocked, it means it is time for a new blog. Back when I was the real Bonzombie, After the Dear John and finding my Loooooove, I created this Mrs-Herrmann blog. But lets be real. I'm just not myself, here. I feel like maybe there is a new chapter in my life opening, and maybe... just maybe, this is where my new chapter begins.

I feel like when you become a married person, it's hard to share your frustrations, your wants and needs. You don't want to seem like you're unhappy in your life, in your blessed situation, and that it can seem a reflection on your marriage. Anything negative can (and honestly, will) be taken as "this girl is unhappy in her life".

But wait! that sounded negative too! And I was just writing exactly what was on my mind.

Alls I'm trying to say is - I'm happy! And I have blogger's block. I want to be able to write the exact way I feel, without the exaggeration I always seem to add in.

Something about growing a baby makes you crazy.

Friday, September 3, 2010

I made a schedule.

I made this handy little schedule for aaron and I so we don't have to constantly be like "where are you"
See that little white gap? that is our time together, during the week we get about 8 hours together, total. But lets be real, some of that is sleeping, and doing errands.
We do have saturday and sundays off, but as you can see, that is our only time to do anything, so we also cram in family time, church, preparing for church... etc.
I'm not really complaining, it kind of makes the week go by fast until we have time to sleep in and see eachother. I don't think I'd have it any other way...
But, I was talking to aaron today
24 hours in a day.
8.5 hours at work
8 hours (hopefully) asleep
2 hours commuting
3 hours at school
1 hour at the gym
Thats 22 hours.
and then maybe i'll cook and eat something.
lets just say that takes another half hour.
also take into consideration showering.
That takes me another half an hour.
So there's about an hour in there to destress.
girlfriend needs another vacation.

Monday, August 23, 2010


Just took Jenny/Starbuck for a ride to school.

First day - Wednesday.

Friday, August 20, 2010

just read the PS.

Feel free to skip this grumpyness:
I'm a grump.
I just found out we're going to be paying about 600 dollars more than I thought for tuition this semester. Yuck. Also Aaron recieved this email saying "Our records indicate you have dropped out or graduated last sememster" And something about him needing to pay his student loan.
He's already registered... so...
anyway basically our school just doesn't know what they're doing half the time.

Anyway, I'm excited for this semester, it should be really easy for me, but super hard for Aaron. He's starting to take engineering classes and science-y stuff, and that is what he loves! I think he'll do well.

Yesterday, I took a spill on my bike. Like probably the 5th minute I was riding it. Hilarious, now, but painful at the time. I have a skinned arm and knee. I feel 12. It's awesome.
I didn't know riding a road bike would be so different from a mountain bike. Also, it's from the 80's, so I'm not exactly sure how to use the gears yet. Ahh well. One day.

This weekend is going to be awesome.
Family breakfast
Dinner with The Snow Family
Travelling to Idaho
Spending the night at Melissa's

Dawn's baby, Spencer is being blessed.
Travelling back to Utah.


p.s. Sometimes when we send back our netflix DVDs my landlord opens them and throws them away....

Thursday, August 19, 2010

New addition to our family...

Too cute. I bought it on my lunch break. It's in my car as we speak.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

A song that makes you happy

Day 3 - Music Challenge

Two weeks after I met Aaron, he left to work in Texas.

He said he would listen to this song and think about me.


Monday, August 16, 2010

In my dreams

For my birthday?
Custom bike, Urban outfitters
And, for the 30 Day Music Challenge...

2. Your least favorite song

California girls by Katie Perry

(does not deserve a video posting)

Sunday, August 15, 2010

30 Day Music Challenge!

Adrianne tagged me in a note! It's a thirty day music challenge, so each day I'll post a video!

Day 1 - Your favorite song

Day 2 - Your least favorite song
Day 3 - A song that makes you happy
Day 4 - A song that makes you sad
Day 5 - A song that reminds you of someone
Day 6 - A song that reminds you of somewhere
Day 7 - A song that reminds you of a certain event
Day 8 - A song that you know all the words to
Day 9 - A song that you can dance to
Day 10 - A song that makes you fall asleep
Day 11 - A song from your favorite band
Day 12 - A song from a band you hate
Day 13 - A song that is a guilty pleasure
Day 14 - A song that no one would expect you to love
Day 15 - A song that describes you
Day 16 - A song that you used to love but now hate
Day 17 - A song that you hear often on the radio
Day 18 - A song that you wish you heard on the radio
Day 19 - A song from your favorite album
Day 20 - A song that you listen to when you're angry
Day 21 - A song that you listen to when you're happy
Day 22 - A song that you listen to when you're sad
Day 23 - A song that you want to play at your wedding
Day 24 - A song that you want to play at your funeral
Day 25 - A song that makes you laugh
Day 26 - A song that you can play on an instrument
Day 27 - A song that you wish you could play
Day 28 - A song that makes you feel guilty
Day 29 - A song from your childhood
Day 30 - Your favorite song at this time last year

Thursday, August 12, 2010

For the past two nights I have had an awful migraine.
what is going on with meeeeee???

Monday, August 9, 2010

I once cried at a friend's wedding

LO __________ VE
There are these times
where I feel my spirit is trying
to burst from my body,
wanting to whisper
or perhaps, even
I love

Saturday, August 7, 2010


Do you sometimes miss feeling alone?

Do you sometimes miss being lonely?

Does that make sense?
What do you think?

Thursday, August 5, 2010

This might be the only photo we took on our actual anniversary...

Heres some pictures of me trying to document what we did...

We spent 5 nights in beautiful St. George and I am IN LOVE!
We stayed in the best condo with probably the prettiest view, went to the st. george temple and ate yummy food.

Then the best moment of my life happened.....

We saw Tarzan...

So you can't really tell here, but in the background there is a waterfall that goes up to the stage.... and up close to the mountain there was a boat. So the boat broke apart and then the waterfall flooded the stage! Does that make sense? Oh boy it was amazing. Also, when Tarzan came onto the stage he actually was swinging on a vine from that mountain in the back ground. The set was amazing, and they had those awesome gymnasts that wrap their bodies around fabric and hang from the ceiling? I'm speaking nonsense here, but, seriously... If you have a free weekend and you live in Utah, you should go.

Oh yeah and also this happened:
I'm pretty sure he was the sweatiest being I've ever encountered. I'm not going to lie to you, this was the best moment of my life and i don't care how nasty we may or may not look in this photo. BEST DAY EVER
Happily ever after.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Things I saw in Idaho

My brother petting a pig

A moose.

An albino elk.

A family of bears

Uh, yeah... and we got stalked by a bear.
We had so much fun at Bear World in Idaho on friday! My sister took a tour at BYU-Idaho, while I visited my dear friend Dawn and her little family.
THEN WE WENT TO BEAR WORLD. Seriously, I don't think I've ever had so much fun. I'm starting to think I might really like to go to the zoo... If you live in Idaho and haven't been to bear world, I highly suggest it. The bears are so cute and they sometimes attack your car. They have a small petting zoo there too where you can hang out with ducks, pigs, little baby fawns... It was magical!
Bear World! The Happiest Place on Earth!
(eat it, Disney)

Thursday, July 8, 2010



With Little Spencer


And on Saturday

Alicia, who was once my rock! Love this girl!
(one time in church people thought I said "Pet Rock" what?)
(her family nickname is actually "Rocker")
Dan and Rach
(I miss these guys!)

I'm excited.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

16 minutes....

until I get to go home and see my husband. Do you sometimes get that giddy feeling?

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Holding a baby is so....


I love this little Aleah. She is so beautiful and sweet. I was able to hold her for a long time while everyone went outside to watch fire works. I held her in my lap and she just slept, swaddled up in a cute yellow bundle.

I love her.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

One Fine Day.

[a night in december.]
[boy aaron.]
[girl erin.]

A night to remember.
80's dance.
Long haired Aaron, fake teeth Aaron.
Girl Erin who lived across the street.
And a boy named Robert.
A boy told me this night that Girl Erin and Boy Aaron were made for each other.
I was a little jealous, but secretly I had already kissed Boy Aaron.
Oh Boy Aaron, how did you go from Boy Aaron (or Toothy) to my dear sweet husband?
Ah, did it cross our minds we'd be married just 9 months in the future?
not that night.

But this night:

One of us knew....
What's your guess?

Monday, June 28, 2010


Happy Birthday Sweetheart!

How sweet is she?
My very new niece, Aleah Herrmann.
I love her! 6lbs 10oz, 19 1/2 inches long.

Mrs. Ruth Herrmann is doing well :)

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Blessing? Just Luck? Despicable?

Yesterday some poor soul left their vacation box of groceries in the parking lot of Hart's Gas station where Aaron works. It was a Costco box full of Nutrigrain bars, cereal, milk, bread tortillas, peanut butter and jelly. And now I don't have to go shopping this week... but I can't help thinking about that poor family who probably just took the box out to find something. It was out there for like five hours and noone came to claim it... lame that we took it? or totally awesome that we don't have to buy lunches for a week?

Any thoughts?

Also yesterday my eye did this really freaky thing where the cornea looked like a giant blister around the brown part of my eye (iris?). It was sick. Should I be sharing this with you? maybe not, but it was really sick. It looked like my eye was just full of liquid and I was afraid it could burst. The strange part is that it didn't really itch or anything, and it wasn't watering a whole lot, so I went to an Urgent Care and they fed me a popsicle. Oh yeah and they fixed my eye too. They dropped antihistamines into my eyeball and everything was fine, apparently my body just reacts really weird to allergies.

Tonight I'm going to my first Young Women activity as a Leader. I'm the Laurel Advisor. Weird! I feel like it was just a month ago I was crocheting something with my own Leaders. I give my first lesson in a few weeks, and I'm really excited. I just want to get to know the girls, and have fun!

Lately I've tried to make it a goal to do something every night and more importantly every weekend. I feel like my weeks are structured enough with work and school and grocery shopping and cooking church callings, church on Sunday, family dinners... etc. It's just a busy busy life, not that it's any busier than anyone else's, but when Saturday rolls around I just want to sleep in and sit around all day. Does anyone else have this problem? Where you just wanna go brain dead after a long day/week/month/hour? What a waste of time! And time is just flying. I've been married for almost 11 months.

Anyway, life is good. We are happy, very healthy (minus weird eye thing). We are both going to go to school in the fall, and working working working our souls away.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Utah Valley 5k

The 5k was awesome!

I was really worried about it due to the allergies and the fact that I totally missed Packet Pick-up time. But, it rained the day before washing all of the pollen away, and I ran my best and fastest 3.1 miles ever.

Next stop: Draper Days 5k

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Speaking of my 5k on friday...

I just had the worst run of my life.

1.5 miles in - I start wheezing and my eyes start watering.
Happy spring time!! Curse you, Cotton wood trees...

Saturday is going to be awesome.

I only do things when there are T-shirts involved.

(me and my girl Lorena)
Free T-Shirt/Jersey for METRO GAMES!
I will be playing on the 4Life teams for Bowling and Volleyball.
4life has given me many free shirts...
(Bonnie and Bobbi - It can get kind of confusing)
In this Fishy Face picture you can actually see that we were giving away white T-shirts in the background.
I have about five XXXLs of that very shirt...
(I love my Divas!)

I wish for many more.
If I saw a free shirt that said "I love free shirts" I'd be all over that business.


And here's just a weird thing I've developed:
Fear of people knocking on my front door.

Strange? Probably. If I'm expecting you, I'll probably leave the door open.


Monday, June 7, 2010


I posted it on my facebook, but here is something Aaron said to me last night:

"I think my favorite fruits are the ones that are tart and make my tongue giggle,"

Ah, that husband of mine.

Sunday, June 6, 2010


Running another 5k next weekend! Woohoo! Thats all I have for updates...

Monday, May 24, 2010

Why is it snowing in may?

I'm not complaining too much, this evening was perfect.
Salmon burgers for dinner (Yes, I probably eat this every other week)

I forgot to add the eggs though? so they were crumbly. I just decided to put it over some spinach with some hot sauce and voila! Scrambled salmon? sure why not. Also I set of the fire alarm in my house. luckily there was no landlord home to freak out.

Lets be honest here... nothing new. Living, Loving, Cooking, Harry Potter Marathon-ing, working... working and working...

But I wouldn't have it any other way!

Monday, May 17, 2010


Miles. I ran that. It's definitely not a big number, but for me, it's HUGE!! I've never ever been a runner. I never even ran that mile in High School they told us to.

I attribute my success to:

The Biggest Loser
Jog Tracker

Pandora Radio: Tegan and Sara station

But you guys, lets be real. Aaron and I always see people running and biking with their headphones in their ears. That's dangerous. I say play it on your phone without headphones or buy some kind of speaker system. Kinda nerdy, but if you need music, do it! Or just wear one headphone perhaps? Should I be giving you advice? no, like I know anything about running... but lets be real I don't want to run over any MGs anytime soon.


basically this guy:Was riding a razor scooter beside me. Freak me out.