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October 28, 2008

Jelly Belly

Have you ever had a Jelly Belly jelly bean? If not I suggest to try one. The flavor that is in those little tiny things, wow, amazing. I don't know how they pack so much flavor into one small jelly bean, but they do. And they get the flavor so accurate. For instance, one of the flavors is strawberry jam, not just strawberry, but strawberry jam, tastes identical to Smuckers strawberry jam.

On Friday, October 24 (it has taken me awhile to post, sorry), Dave and I went to the Jelly Belly factory. Pretty spectacular. Having a husband that did many projects in college dealing with mechanical things, made me appreciate the tour so much more . I can take a guess as to how long the mechanical engineers spent on designing and creating the machines that make the jelly bean process so much more efficient. I like seeing it in action. Our tour guide was pretty lame, it was the end of the day and you could tell he just wanted to get done and go home. But, I still enjoyed seeing the process of The Jelly Belly.

Here are some pictures. This is where you wait in line for the tour, as you can see no one is in line and the tour was starting in 3 minutes. Going on week days is the best time to go, no wait.
This is a picture of (I think) Princess Diana, made of just Jelly Bellies. Here is me, we had to wear these hats to keep our hair from going all over the place. I guess.We though these were hilarious.

They are sport beans. Gatorade in a jelly bean. They have electrolytes, carbs, and vitamins B & C. For those of you who know food chemesty carbs are basically sugar.

October 20, 2008


We bought a new car. After a little over a year of researching and deciding what we like, we bought this 2007 Honda Accord EX V6. Here is the back
And a nice view of the front interior.
We found it on Craigslist.org. The guy who was selling it bought it at an auction damaged. He fixed it up (he owns a body shop) and sold it for way cheap. We got it for half the price for what Kelly Blue Book states. I was expecting to go look at it and it be used, ya know, scratches, dents, nicks, etc. But no it was so new looking that it won me over. It drives a ton better than what I have been used to the past ten years.

The women that we delt with did not speak any English, that was so frustrating. We had to communicate with the nephew. OH well, we did it and we are both pleased at the purchase.
Now we are ready to put that baby car seat in the back and this time it will fit.

October 19, 2008

Bragging Rights

I have all the rights in the world. My husband is SO handsome. Just look at this picture of him all dressed up. That is all I need to say, pictures say a thousand words.

Just want to tell Dave that I love him and am so grateful that he is such a hard worker. He gets up every morning to go to work. I never hear any complaints from him. Even when he was working in the summer for APX; he would get up every day and be at the office by 9 am and some days it was by 8 am. He would work all day until 10 or 11 pm and some days not even get home until midnight and then some. For those of you who don't know how APX summers are it is not 5 days a week for 4 1/2 months, but 6 days a week for 4 1/2 months straight. He got up every morning and went to work. For that I am so appreciative. I am so thankful that he supports me and our son that will be here in December (cause getting ready for a child is not cheap). Thanks Dave, I love you.

October 15, 2008

Father and Son

Are back breaks needed to replaced so bad. Dave finally had some time today to work on them and his dad has all the tools necessary to do the job. Here they are working together on the breaks.
Turned out great. They work tons better.
Since living with Dave's parents, I see more and more each day how much alike these two are. Dave is so much like his father. I see some qualities from his mom, but he has more from his dad. Take a look at the picture below. This was taken at Kaylinn and Tessa's graduation party at Aunt Lori and Uncle Kirk's house in St. Anthony, ID. They are sitting the same way. Definitly father and son.
It has been so wonderful for them to spend quality time together. Thanks for letting us stay here Mom and Dad Wright. We love you.

October 13, 2008

Tag-8 Things

8 Favorite TV shows:
1. American Idol
2. The Young and the Restless
3. Amazing Race
4. Bachelor/Bachelorette
5. America's Next Top Model
6. Price is Right
7. Wheel of Fortune
8. Family Feud

8 Favorite Restaurants
1: Mi Amigos
2: The Cheesecake Factory
3: Texas Roadhouse
4: Macaroni Grill
5: California Pizza Kitchen
6: Milhollow
7: Applebee's
8: Filiberto's

8 things that happened yesterday:
1: Went to church
2: Updated our Blog
3: Wrote my brother
4: Watched Amazing Race
5: Read Eclipse by Stephanie Meyer
6: Made a salad
7: Talked to my mom on the phone
8: Read scriptures

8 things to look forward to
1: Eternity with David
2: Having a baby boy
3: Buying a house and making it our home
4: Upgrading to a bigger car
5: Thanksgiving & Christmas
6: Raising righteous children
7: Getting together with family and making memories
8: No more moving for at least 3 years

8 things I love about fall
1: Holloween
2: Decorating
3: The color of the leaves
4: Thanksgiving
5: Get to wear sweaters
6: My Birthday
7: Preparing for a child
8: Movies

8 things on my wish list:
1: Go on a cruise
2: Do a session in every temple (I realize that there are now a ton of temples so I might have to limit it all of the temples in the United States)
3: Decorate our home
4: Loose the weight gained from being pregnant
5: New wardrobe and shoes to match
6: Lasik for my eyes and laser hair removal on my eyebrows to make them a perfect shape
7: To pass all my trials and learn from them
8: Dave to get a job he loves to got to everyday

Of course the last thing is to tag 8 people but I just tag everyone who did not do the last tag

October 12, 2008

Air Plane Show in SF

"San Fransisco is the place to be"
I went to this place yesterday. Spur of the moment decision. Friday night, my mother-in-law Dianna, comes to me and tells me that it is fleet week and that the Blue Angels are going to be doing the Air Show in San Fransisco tomorrow. Let's go! Saturday, our men having to work, us ladies headed for the city. It was crowed. So many people of every ethnic background.

After we found a parking spot (I think they raise the rates for big events), we headed for Pier 39. This is where a great spot was to watch to boat parade. The boats were supposed to be lined up and coming through the bay at 11:30. 12 came and no boats. They never ended up having a boat parade. :( By then we were both hungry and I had to go to the bathroom.

Bathroom experience/Lesson Learned: I got done washing my hands and went to the dryer. First one I tried did not work, I tried everything, but I did not want to look stupid anymore so I went to the one next to it. While I am drying my hands a lady tries to get the one next to me to work. I said to her "I don't think that one works, I tried and never got it to turn on." She just looked at me weird. Then I heard her speaking some other language to the person she was with. She had no clue what I was saying to her. I then learned that just because she was white does not mean she spoke English.
After that lovely experience, we found lunch. I have had my best seafood experiences on Pier 39, because this clam chowder was amazing and it was in a sour dough bread bowl.
This is our lunch show, amazing how they can all fly together like that, so uniform and close.

I thought this was cool how close they get to the water. Most all the planes were doing this, but this one was going slow enough for me to get a picture.These air plane are the Blue Angels. Spectacular show! The next few pictures are of them.Look how close they are and they don't even crash.Great fun. Fantastic performance. I recommend to all to see this show at least once in your life time. I enjoyed it.

October 10, 2008


You have to stop what you are doing and take the following pictures NOW. No excuses! If you don't have time to blog just take the pictures NOW and blog when you can!! No cleaning, re-arranging, just have fun taking the pics!

1. Kitchen Sink 2. Favorite room 3. Fridge 4. Closet 5. Laundry room 6. Self Portrait 7. Kids are doing, or what you are doing 8. Dream Vacation 9. Favorite Shoes 10. Bathroom

1. Kitchen Sink - I think that I really like the open sink as appose to the divided sinks.

2. Favorite room- This is the family room, it is my favorite because this is where the family always gathers to talk and bond.

3. Fridge- There is not a whole lot of room.

4. Closet- I only took a picture of one side of the closet, because this is the side with our clothes.

5. Laundry room- The laundry is outside in the garage
6. Self Portrait- I cheated on this one. I got ready for the day before I took the picture. Hey at least I am being honest.

7. Kids are doing, or what you are doing - Well, my child at the moment is not visible to the human eye, and since he is in my stomach ya pretty much know what he is doing. So, I took a picture of what I am doing. I am reading the book "Eclipse" by Stephanie Meyer. I am borrowing it from my sister and she likes to take the covers off, so the book is just black.

8. Dream Vacation- I really want to go on a cruise. Believe it or not Dave and I actually have the money to do so (it was his graduation gift from his parents). We just have not be able to go because of the grueling APX summers and after the summer was over I was too far along to be allowed to the ship. Now, we will probably have to wait until our baby is older. Maybe next August or September.

9. Favorite Shoes- Most of our belongings are in storage in AZ. My most favorite shoes are there. I did not bring them for 3 reasons, 1) We had limited space in our little cavalier (the baby's car seat doesn't even fit in the back seat at all, even with nothing back there) 2)I don't have any red maternity clothes to match them and 3) When I can wear my regular clothes it will be winter and they are strapy high heels which will make my feet cold and since they are already the coldest part of my body, strapy during the winter is no fun. So these are my favorite ones that I brought. My most favorite ones are very similar, they are just red.

10. Bathroom- Not much to say about this pretty self explanatory

This was my most favorite tag so far. Thanks Kim. I tag Kaylinn, Tessa, Stephanie, Kelsey, Whitney, Rachel, Cassie, Diane, Lindsey, Allison, Ashlin, and any one else I did not say who wants to have some fun.

October 06, 2008


Dave and I are here in beautiful northern California. Dave is still working for APX, but it is different than the summer program. He works normal hours and is done working by 5. He also gets Saturdays off. I am so glad that he doesn't have to work 6 days a week anymore.

I found a doctor who is really great. I already had an appointment with him and he seems real personable and I like his delivery philosophies. Only 10 weeks left and I am getting real nervous for the birthing process. I was going to sign up for a class, but come to find out that you have to register for those well in advance. Oops. Now they're all full. What am I going to do? Any suggestions? Now that I don't know what to do I will probably chicken out and opt for the epidural.

We are having tons of fun. Here is a short video of our family night game time. We played the traditional Wright game of tupperware, so fun.

Dave and I also played jenga. I have not played in forever. We got it pretty high.

October 03, 2008

One Word Tag

Where is your cell phone? Charging
Your significant other? Fun
Your hair? Curly
Your mother? Selfless
Your father? Depressed
Your favorite thing? Rollercoasters
Your dream last night? Destitute
Your favorite drink? Smoothies
Your dream/goal? Heaven
The room you’re in? Bedroom
Your hobby? Sewing
Your fear? Bees
Where do you want to be in 6 years? Settled
What you’re not? Well
Muffins? Sure
One of your wish list items? Car
Where you grew up? Gilbert
The last thing you did? Sneeze
What are you wearing? Clothes
Favorite gadget? Cellphone
Your pets? Dead
Your computer? Old
Your mood? Tired
Missing someone? yes
Your car? Ancient
Something you’re not wearing? Contacts
Favorite store? Walmart
Like someone? Everyone
Your favorite color? Scarlet
When is the last time you laughed? Everyday
Last time you cried? Emotional

This was fun, something to do. I tag Kim, Britney and Stephanie

October 01, 2008

Stop in Arizona

We stopped in AZ on the way to California. We had to pick up and drop off some of our things at my parents house. Holy smokes it was hot there. Coming from Spokane and living in Rexburg for the last 5 years, I think that the weather is hotter than when I was growing up. (Oh but, I remember that I am pregnant). We had a great time. We saw family and friends. We got to spend time with the Bailey's, they have the cutest children. I went and visited Kim and Ryan. Their little Audrey is getting so big, she's a doll. I also met up with some childhood friends that I have not seen since 7th grade. That was fun to catch up with them.

While we were in AZ my mother and sister planned a baby shower. We had such a great time. The shower was at my favorite restaurant Mi Amigos. This is me, my sister, Alyse, and my mom .

This is a picture of the party. You can also see how big I am.

We had so much fun and lots of laughs. As always when we get together. I love my family and I am glad they all came.