Wednesday, June 25, 2008
A-Attached or Single? Attached to Jaren
B-Best Friend? Jaren, Chelsi, Lindsey, my sister in laws, my mom.
C-Cake or Pie? Cake! Preferably Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate
D-Day of Choice? Saturday b/c I don't have school and usually, not now, Jaren gets the day off.
E-Essential Item? TP, I don't now what I would do without it.
F-Favorite Color? Pink
G-Gummy bears or worms? worms, I like to bite off the different colors piece by piece
H-Hometown? Othello, Washington. Such a fun place to grow up but I'm happy I'm where I am, just miss my family a lot.
I-Favorite Indulgence? Brownie Batter, I like it better than the actual brownies.
J-January or July? July because it's my birthday month!
K-Kids? Oh someday.... as soon as school is no longer in the way and I can completely focus on my family. Hopefully next year.
L-Life isn't complete without? Jaren and my family.
M-Marriage date? April 6, 2007
N-Number of brothers and sister? 3 brothers (all have wives) and one sister. I have one sister in law on Jarens side
O-Oranges or apples? I like the taste of oranges better, but they are messy.
P-Phobias? Spiders... horribly arachnophobic
Q-Quote? Oh heavens... anything that makes me laugh or think.
R-Reason to smile? I have an absolutely wonderful life. I want for nothing (except babies)
S-Season of choice? I used to love spring but Idaho spring is full of wind and wet, so I'm going to have to say end of summer beginning of fall.
T-Tag 3 people: Vicki (sis in law), Lena, and Michelle (she's a new blogger!)
U-Unknown facts about me? I love nature, I love looking at scenery, I love the view from my back yard. When I was a toddler I stored my M&M's in my diaper, I'm pretty sure they were better seasoned. I want to run a marathon oh so badly, but lack the get up to train and now I don't have enough training time before I want to get knocked up (hopefully).
V-Vegetable? Sauteed Squash and Zucchini.
W-Worst habit? Procrastination... specifically not getting my housework done right away.
X-X-ray or ultrasound? Ultrasounds feel cool, when I sprained my ankle I went to physical therapy and they used ultrasound to help heal it somehow, and it was the most tingly crazy warm feeling.
Y-Your favorite food? Steak, Calamari, Chocolate, Pasta(rice a roni, sponge bob mac and cheese, spaghetti), cookie dough, I love food. Shrimp.
Z-Zodiac sign? Leo, a lion roarrr.
Sunday, June 22, 2008
This is one of my really good friends, Jessica. She is getting married Friday and I'm pretty excited for her. Jaren and I get to go to the ceremony and then the luncheon. After that it's onto Salt Lake for Jerry Seinfeld! I really wanted to see her and visit before she was married, so we met at Cold Stone for ice cream (suprised?) and visited for a good 2 hours. While we were sitting in some chairs outside, these two boys (looked to be just out of high school) walked up to us and kind of stood there. "Hi" they said, "Hello" we said, "How's it goin?" they said "Um, good, how are you guys?" we said "Uh, good" they said, then one of the boys said, "Uh, my friend her just wanted your number" Now, just to give you a visual there were 3 chairs, they were tall tables, we were sitting across from each other and I had my feet propped up on the 3rd chair. I also had my hands on my knee's at their eye level and my left hand was perched on top. I was just sitting like that, I promise I didn't do it as they walked up, but I was waiting for one of them to notice the ring on my finger... nope, no such luck. I tried not to laugh and I was about to tell them Jessica is getting married in 6 days and I'm married but she beat me to it, "Were both married.... sorry." HAHAHA, I'm very proud of myself that I kept a strait face, and they said, "Oh... uhh, sorry." One turned one way and the other turned the other, and then he turned around and ran after the other boy and they walked all the way around the building so as to not have to walk by us again. Ohhh, it was funny, and I'm so glad to know that I don't look like an old married maid.
This is me just after I bunted a sweet bunt that got me on first. I love to bunt! We have a super good team and we are ranked in first place. We won this game and I'm pretty bummed I wont be there next weekend for the play offs. But I will be there for the championship game! P.S. this is the fourth year I've played and I've been on two championship teams, although, I'm convinced if we had a good pitcher last year we would have maybe won that year too.
I love playing on this field because it has such a beautiful view. And it's a super nice field that was super expensive for the college. But it was definitely needed. It's just below the Rexburg Temple so that's also nice to look at when we are in the field.
So, this is why the video thats at the bottom doesn't tell the whole story. I just HAD to take a picture instead of capture this hilarious moment in it's entirety. Before you press play on the video, read my blurb about it first so you know what's goin on.
Just thought this was a pretty fireplace! I love the combination of stone and wood.
I am in LOVE with this basement. It's huge. Behind me is a projector screen thats massive. You can fit anything you want down there, it's like paradise. In the picture is Jaren and Celeste, I told them to pose and does anyone listen to me when I say that? No.
This couch is the smallest, most cutest thing I've seen. Then Jaren decided to sit on it. It was really funny, I took a picture, then wanted to take one with both Kimball and Jaren on it because nothing is more funny than two grown men on a teeny couch. (No, I did not notice that they crossed their legs the same way) And Jaren doesn't seem to look so happy anymore. Hehe.
This was after the funny video and Jaren was just having a blast crawling into every little nook and cranny that was in this house. Luckily, no one was in the rooms that we were in, otherwise we might have been kicked out. It was really dark and I let my flash take the picture that Jaren wasn't expecting. :)
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this room. There is also a black and white fabric chair that was really cute, but I couldn't get it in the picture. Someday, I hope to make my daughter very happy with something like this.
I thought this was a great idea. In the bathroom there was this beautiful built in vanity for your girls to primp themselves.
This picture comes from my favorite house. This looks like a rug, right? Wrong, it's carpet with the wood floor right up against it at the same level and around it. The carpet is the most soft, comfortable carpet I've ever been on (which is sayin something, because in our house, our carpet is spectacular). I believe it's called... frizzy, froozy, Shagadelic, Shaggy.. Ohhh, I can't remember, but it's really nice!
This is also from my favorite house that someday when we (HOPEFULLY) build a house Jaren said it would be just like :) (Probably just to get me to shut up cause I wouldn't stop rambling about how much I loved it all) I liked the bead board backing on this built in book case.
I got excited when I saw these tractors lined up all in a row; so I took a picture
(remember, I am carrying my camera around with me). There are 2, I believe that are missing from this assembly line. And, I couldn't pay them enough to bring them out and line them up for my picture.
This was taken really late at night, so my flash is all that lit it up. This is on Jaren's farm up on the hill (20 miles from our home.. yes, he drives up there to check on things ALL the time and I'm left at home for an hour bummed cause he just got home from work and then left again. ANd I would love to go with him, but I usually have homework I'm doing). These were the last planted spuds, so they are still babies, but I, again, got excited and had to take a picture. I'll take one when they are big, because the rows of them are beautiful.
Here is the video I am way way excited about. Jaren crawled into this little "playhouse" thing that someone made from the low roof, which is really smart. It was funny, he's 6 feet tall and just sat in this window crackin jokes. What we missed was him telling us that this was going to be his "life coach" office and people would come to this window and listen to him. I'm laughing and trying not to giggle the camera too much or giggle out loud. Which is why my voice sounds like it does. Enjoy!
Friday, June 13, 2008
I wanted to show a little bit of how crazy the weather has been. Granted, a lot of you already know, but it gives me something to blog about since I have no children. (hint hint Jaren!) And I like posting things even though they are a bit silly.
If you can't hear me, this is 40 mph wind on Tuesday this week. Monday was the same, but not as bad and it was maybe, 55 degree's? Correct me if I'm wrong, I don't remember. And I don't have a pretty flower garden planted because I've been much too busy and the weather has been horrendous. But my lilacs are trying to survive the elements!
Here is Wednesday, and believe it or not, that morning it snowed. I can't believe it, JUNE! Not even just June, the middle of June. (Almost middle). You can't even see the sand dunes and the snow didn't stick. But it was 32 degrees. In June... yeah... I brought back out the winter coat, ALMOST put on a scarf and gloves. I've been really good about not whining about having to live here forever. And I actually like it, but.... this day all day, I was actually rather sad. I'm ready for summer after this horribly long winter!
Thursday (yes, on the video I said the wrong date, I know) was getting better. It was still cold and I wish I had caught it raining, but I just got it after class before I was heading home. I needed to continue on my 4 day crazy weather broadcast even though this wasn't as drastic as the previous two days.
Friday, today, is finally much much better. It hit 70 degree's and was rather pleasant. And you know it's been a long yucky year when the first decent day in a while comes around and all your teachers are like, "Why are we in class today?" and let you out early. I have a story, though! (Yes, I know everyone is oh so excited cause I have the best stories!)
One day, I backed out of the garage and saw on our front yard this yellow tractor watering the lawn. It was so funny to me because I could tell it was moving or "driving" if you will and Jaren didn't tell me he had bought anything. So, he was so proud of his purchase, cause it's like kinda having a sprinkler system, but cheaper. Well, one day we were sitting at our counter looking out the back door and the tractor was watering the lawn, kinda like what you see now. I said, "We need to name him" And Jaren said, "Do we?" And I started laughing so hard because I thought he said, "Dooey" Like he had already named him, then when I realized he said, "Do we", not "Dooey" I laughed even harder, then Jaren caught on and we were both giggling, it was a rather priceless moment :) So, here is our tractor named Dooey! (his picture is up top)
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
I sent the last picture to my mom and she thought it was me, she was freaking out. haha.
who's hair is this! it's so funky, I like it!
Do I look a little latina?
I am a Hillary look a like!
I don't know who this is, but I wish my face fit better!
Couldn't tell you who's hair I'm wearing here.
Gettin Jiggy wit it, na na na na na na naaa. I AM LEGEND!
Jessica Alba hair? And the face isn't perfect on it... so ignore that, see the bigger picture here!
I believe this is Scarlette Johansen hair (sp)
I'm not going to dye my hair, so with any of these it will stay brown. Keep that in mind while voting!
Sunday, June 8, 2008
"ummmm whit i think you spelt your future last name wrong.... you might wanna work on that one lol well yeah i am very excited to see you at christmas and i'm happy you finally know what love feels like and that your happy!!! i love you tons!!"
So, I started looking (I don't know why my font is different) to see what she meant. Well, I guess I was super excited or tired of typing, I oopsed my future last name! haha, at the very end of the post. See if you can catch it. It made me giggle. Oh, and the post was titled "Our Story" I have a few other posts I think might be funny, I might post them sometime cause my life now isn't as "eventful" as it once was.
This is the condensed version.. even though it's mad long. Enjoy!
I often look back at events and people in my life and see how it got me to where I am today. I am one happy camper today. I found the love of my life through the thick of it all that we call life. It wasn't easy, and I want to say quite a bit harder for him then for me, I put this boy through the ringer; he deserves everything he gets. And I hope I can always give him the best.
This is our story and a little bit of an update on my life :)
It started back in March of this year (2006) when I was working as a waitress at a small 50's Diner in Rexburg, Idaho. I was going to school full time and working part time. I believe it was the 17th of March to be exact when I waited on two young men that ordered just milk shakes. One had Vanilla and one had Chocolate. I made a little fun at how plain the both of them were in their choice. I guess that sparked Vanilla boy's interest. Then when I came back to see who was going to pay, Vanilla Boy let me know that he was picking up the bill. "Ohh big spender pickin up your friends milk shake." :) Apparently not many people make fun of Vanilla boy... and for some odd reason, he likes it ;) When he came to pay, he asked for my number, so I gave it to him thinking he was cute, why not. Found out that Vanilla Boy's real name was Jaren. Jaren left the restraunt then comes runnin back a minute later and asked what I was doin the next night, "My mom is in town..." I had already let him know that, so he left feelin a little sheepish. What is funny, is all at the same time all of this was happening, there was a boy I had been dating a little in their eating with his family, and there was an old friend that wanted to get reacquainted that asked for my number as well.
The next weekend he took me on a fun date, we went out to a place I had never eaten at before and went go cart racing; something I had never done before. A few weeks later the other guy I had been dating ended, it all fell through. And I really didn't want the other guy to call me, so I screened his calls.... :D We found out Jaren and I shared the same Chemistry class, so we went out weekends and studied during t he week. Everything was great except that this boy, Jaren, wasn't the most spunky of them all. It bothered me a little, because anyone who knows me knows that I need someone who can keep up with me, and put up with me because I'm a little crazy sometimes. But he intrigued me; he was a gentlemen, nice, opened the door for me, it was never a question of who paid or not. He was a local, born and raised just a few miles outside of Rexburg, Idaho. He knew fun things to do and we always did them. He was smart and a farm boy, which struck a small nerve, I'm a farm girl and always said, I'll marry a farm boy, but in no way will I marry a Farmer. He was all of these great things except that he wasn't spunky enough. So....
A month and a half goes by and it's time for Lindsy Mollotte and I to go on our patiently awaited cruise. We leave, I left Jaren behind with a hug and a "I'll see you in 10 days!" Keep in mind, I'm a bit uptight, I only hugged him, didn't even let him hold my hand. So, off we go, and here's where I met a fun, spunky, good looking man on the cruise living in Provo, Utahwho knows some of my friends from back home. We hit it off fast and I decided I liked him enough after some rough contemplating for the next week off the cruise and back in Rexburg. I spent the next week trying to figure out how I was going to tell Jaren that there was someone else that I liked. Finally I called him, walked over to his appartment, he met me outside and I told him. The boy's not daft, he knew something was up right away and he was so nice about it all. Told me he wanted to be my friend and wanted me to be happy. No bitterness (that I know of) and no anger, no mean words, just a hug when I about started to cry cause I felt so bad and a, "I'll back off, but I am still going to bug you from time to time."
Two months go by, and things progressed with Provo boy fast. Went strait up only to come to a harsh fall quick. He came every weekend for 7 weeks and that's a 4 hour drive up and 4 hour drive back. It wore on the boy, and he broke up with me. I had seen Jaren twice since I told him about my cruise boy. He would text me every so often and see how I was doing. Fathers day, Cruise boy broke up with me and I took it very hard. As crazy as it was, Jaren just happened to show up that night, he just held me as I cried. For the next month I went through the toughest break up I had gone through, and Jaren was my shoulder to lean on, he took me to go do things as often as we could just to get my mind off of things. We became friends on a completely different level. In the course of dating cruise boy, I changed my life around, decided I was going to go to nursing school in Provo so we could be together, I took classes so I could get done and move as soon as possible. Bought a housing contract to live with my best friend, Chelsi, starting August 27th, and I had made up my mind; I'm leaving Rexburg forever and moving to Provo to live with my best friend and start a new life. Little did I know what the future wouldhold.
I knew that I had started having feelings for Jaren again in July. The first time I was tempted to hold his hand, we were at a drive in watching Pirates of the Carribean 2. I brushed it aside thinking, 'I'm moving, I'm leaving, I can't get into this, I don't want to deal with breaking up again.' So, I fought those feelings for the next month. On my birthday I was in Park City, Utah. I realized I really liked him when I wanted so badly to be with him that day. I knew he would make me feel special on that day and I wanted it to be him that did it. I was having an amazing time with my brother, sister-in-law, and nephew but I had this nagging like I needed to be with him. So, I left at about 6 that night and drove 4 hours on my birthday, got back to Rexburg with an hour left of July 31st and spent it with him.
A little over a week later we had our serious talk that I had been avoiding for about 2 weeks. I stressed my worries about moving and hurting again and long distance and I didn't know what to do. That I didn't want to hurt him. He just held me and told me that I wouldn't hurt him, no matter what, he was going to be happy for me with whatever came. He would hate to never know what could have happend if we never tried. So,that night I held his hand for the first time, the next night we had our first kiss. We were together every day, and had been like that for the last month and then up untill the day I moved. I spent 6 weeks in Washington working during harvest to make some money. During that time, We talked every day and he drove the 9 hours to see me 3 weeks into it. I realized how much I had missed him when he showed up. On Monday, September 18th we had a relationship changing event. We went from, a dating couple, to boyfriend/girlfriend. We were on my tractor all day and that entire day he made me laugh like he'd never done before, and he was goofy and funny and spunky and everything I wanted. We were both such dorks we fit perfectly. Needless to say, I shed a few tears when he drove the 9 hours back to Rexburg. I spent the rest of my time in Washington missing him,wondering what would become of us, and playing the question game on the phone with him. Let me just say that I started to fall in love with him and didn't even really know it. Our guards were both down and our relationship grew stronger. He flew out in October just so that I wouldn't have to drive by myself to Rexburg. We made the 9 hour drive, and 2 days later I drove 4 hours to Provo wondering..... ' What is going to happen? I'm 4 hours away and back near cruise boy." Honestly I was a little nervous. Jaren had taken the semester off of school for work, and greatfully, it proved to be a blessing.
I realized I loved him in Seattle the day before we drove to Rexburg, but didn't say anything. I waited another 2 weeks till we went to Vegas with one of his friends and told him there, outside of the hotel with the rollercoaster... I'm drawing a blank on the name... He had been waiting to tell me that he loved me till I was ready to tell him. I'm so glad he did that, it made it not akward ever and put the ball in my court. I found out that I may have realized I had been in love with him for the last 3 weeks, but he knew since July. So... For the 2 months that I have been in Provo, he has not failed once to drive the 8 hours and see me every week. With the exception of Thanksgiving when I drove to Rexburg to spend it with his family and mine (they made a drive to spend it with us, there since 2 of my brothers are there now). I decided then and there that I couldn't live without this boy. I would never find someone anywhere close to how perfect and amazing he is. No one is as patient and would do anything for me. Just wants me to be happy and has never ONCE been in an argument with me. Has never once been mean or rude. Has always every time we get into a car, opened the door for me and always always makes sure I am feeling alright. Has nursed both me and my best friend when we were both bed ridden with food poisoning. Has done everything on my time frame and hasn't asked for one thing. He's perfect for me and I don't know how it took me so long to see, but honestly, I'm glad it did. Because of that we have such a strong friendship that has made our relationship amazing. My family loves him, always has, he hangs with my brothers in Rexburg even without me there. I love him with everything in me and want nothing more then to make him the happiest man on earth.
AND NOW FOR THE FUN PART :)
Once I had decided that I wanted to marry him, I put the pressure on. I had already shown him the one ring I ever wanted. He didn't bat an eye and made it happen. I told him I wanted that ring on my finger before Christmas and preferrably before I left Utah for Washington for Christmas. He's amazing. I have found mall jewelers suck, they will rip you off any chance they can. He found someone that had my ring custom made and put the most beautiful rock I've ever seen in it. They rushed and had it done in less then 2 weeks. All the while a goldsmith in New York was making my ring for my finger. Last night while we were walking around the Salk Lake Temple square with all of the Christmas lights and the beauty of the temple itself he pulled me to a quiet corner. There were tons of kids and people running around everywhere. And I couldn't stop staring at the temple that I knew we would be married in. At 8:18 p.m. (I know the time because Chelsi texted me as he was putting the ring on my finger) he let me know how he cared for me, and wanted to spend the rest of this life and the next with me. Got down on bended knee and asked me to be his wife. The second he was on his knee I was crying so bad I couldn't see anything. Infact I was freaking out so bad I didn't even say yes.. Haha, I said yeah... yes.. Ok yes! :) The ring is perfect, he is perfect, I can't stop staring and I can't stop marvelling at how I am the luckiest girl ever. (I'm sure every girl in love things the same thing, but.... really, he fought the battle and came out triumphant) He showed me he loved me and was willing to wait, and put up with anything I threw at him if it meant that he could have me forever. He makes me feel important like no one else has. I can't wait... April 6th, 2007 at 12:20 p.m. in the Salt Lake Temple, we will be sealed forever.
I'm moving back to Rexburg, the place I had thought I would never return again, and never ever would have wanted to live the rest of my life. But, it's with him, and I will go anywhere. He's changed my mind, he's a Potato farmer and I said I'd never marry a farmer or live in Idaho. Well, I'm doing both of those things and I am so glad I have my farm boy that knows how to work and take care of me. I'm going back to school 10 days after we are married. Oh.. And I need addresses for wedding invites :D So, send me a message with your address if you would like one. I'm the happiest girl ever!!!!!! I'M ENGAGED!
Love Love Love Love!!!
Future Mrs. Rayboud.
Saturday, June 7, 2008
Here is my next story. There are three things on this shelf I could tell a story about... but I only intend to tell one. Although, I do loooove my "Home" thingy. On the right there you'll notice a totem of animals. When Jaren and I were engaged I told him for our honeymoon I wanted to go on an African Safari. Well, Jaren is a scardy and didn't want to get eaten by Lions. So... instead we went to Disney Land and he told me he would take me to the San Diego Zoo. We didn't end up making it to the Zoo, so I wont stop bugging him about a safari till he takes me. I want to see a real elephant and I'm so fascinated by Zebra's and a hippo! Ooo I'd love to see a hippo. So, I was at a mini Bazaar today and I found this. This is my African Safari Totem and I love it.
These, also, came from the Mini Bazaar. I am decorating and painting one of my bedrooms downstairs. I'm rather excited about it. I'm not going to squeal on the theme and give away my secrets but, green paint and these pictures are involved!
Here comes the clincher. I am playing competitive fast-pitch softball. I have been playing every summer since I started going to school at BYU-Idaho. This is my fourth and last year playing. It's rather sad, but I'm excited because my team is awesome! I play both shortstop and outfield. Yesterday there was a massive wind storm. We had a severe weather alert and winds were raging up to 50 mph. I was sitting in my house hearing it blow up against the house hoping that it wouldn't huff and puff and blow my house made out of half brick and concrete and half wood down. I sat there seriously, the whole time up until 3:45 (when I had to leave my house to get to the fields by 4) thinking our game would be canceled. I was texting one of my coaches for an hour and a half asking if the game would be canceled. Well, it wasn't and I had to get dressed and go to the field. It was horrible. I got there and I was watching our out fielders trying to throw the ball against the wind and it wasn't even making it to the baseline. It was crazy-looking; the ball would just hover and then drop. How are we gonna play in this! Our outfield can't even get the ball into the infield! Which means, also that all a better needs to do is tap the ball and they get a home run. So, the game started and I had to stand at shortstop slanted into the wind so as to not get blown over. It wasn't as bad as I thought it would be, we all played well and we won both of our games. Oh, we played a double header. Our first game was 13-6 and our second was 7-3. During the first game I slid into second base and got this cherry on my knee. Well, it wouldn't be so bad except that every time I bend my knee it opens and doesn't feel so good. Well, I couldn't get a good picture of it. The flash kept making it white and I have no idea how to turn my flash off, haha. These are the best 2 pictures.
At the end of May I went to Boise to see Isak on his first birthday. He was a happy cute little boy who walked and talked everywhere. He was a lot of fun to be around and I wish they lived closer so I could play with him more. Oh, and you too Lena ;) I also went to my best friends wedding in Washington the next day. It was beautiful and I'm so happy for Chelsi. She deserves all the happiness she wants. It was 19 hours of driving in 3 days. I was sure happy when I got home.
School is kicking my trash and I am very excited for my 7 week break in between this semester and next. The end is in sight; only 2 more semesters after this one. I'm just stumbling through this semester. It's taking it's toll and I need a break but I only have a month left. Jaren is very patient with my whining and softball is wonderful. It gives me a break a few times a week and I really need it. I've been wanting to start running every day for the last 2 weeks, but everytime I come home from class and want to it's blowing 20 mph or raining cats and dogs. It's always beautiful at 7 in the morning so... I am making a new goal of getting out in the morning to do it cause I've put on a few pounds in the last 2 months. Isn't summer supposed to thin you up? Not for Whitney, I guess. We bought a bowflex, it's been Jaren's dream to have one since he was 12 years old. He has been using it 3-4 times a week every week and he feels great. I need to use it too! So.. those things are kinda the most exciting things in my life right now. Enjoy! We love you all!