Wednesday, September 24, 2008

The Tale of the Fruit Drink

For me, fruit drinks began when I was in Jr. High. My grandma started mixing up a bunch of fruit, some weird powders, and juice. Sometimes, she used algae which was disgusting to smell, but didn't really have flavor mixed with the juice. Anyway, I would take a fruit drink with me everyday on the way to school. Sometimes things would not get blended perfectly and there would be peels, or chunks of fruit sitting in with the drink. This was all fine and dandy until one day, I found a big peel in my mouth. I am not a fan of eating just a plain old apple peel, so I began to take it out of my mouth to discover that it was a band-aid. True story. My grandmas band-aid fell of and into my smoothie and was blended up and I had been drinking it the whole time. It was sick. It took me a long time to get over that band-aid. Now that I am grown, I can make fruit drinks of my own. I dont use fresh fruit, I use frozen. And I add a little yogurt, but essencially it is the same thing. Devin has this handy contraption called the "Magic Bullet". It was ordered off an info-mercial and quite frankly I am surprised that Grandma Bon Bon never bought one. So anyway, we have been married over a year and I have just started using it for the first time. It really is the coolest thing ever. Way easier to use than a blender, much quicker clean up, and it works so quickly. So I have started making smoothies for Devin and I in the morning. I decided that I wanted to try adding spinach, just to see what would happen. I was afraid to add too much, so I only used about a 1/2 cup, but guess what?! My smoothie was delicious and since I used blackberries and raspberries, it was a dark purple color. Not a hint of green to be found. I am hooked and love that I can make my own smoothies and never again do I have to get a Jamba. I mean I will, I love Jamba, but I don't have to cuz I know I can do it myself.... sort-of. And to think this magic bullet has been around the whole time!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Confession Time

So we drove away from Rexburg on July 26, almost two months ago, to the great state of California. I was so pleased to know that Devin was excited to move to the place he said we would never live. It only took him 11 months after getting married, to come around and see the light. It has been so much fun living here. We are really enjoying everything about being here. The heat, the hot heat, the swimming, my family, the heat, the outdoors, the shopping, the city life, the heat, the millions of restaurants to choose from, Devins job, my non-job jobs, the weather, the new experiences, and about a jillion other things. This is where I have wanted to be for the past 2.5 years since I moved away from Roseville to Provo, and then Rexburg. But something has gone awry. I MISS REXBURG!! (gasp) I heard it from all of you. I was as anti-Rexburg as they come. I mean come on. The nine month winter had everyone there crying for help from the weather man. But honestly, I miss all of the things that I loved about Rexburg and sometimes I even get a little teary when I think about what I wont ever have again. I miss our dear family and friends there. Our time with Aaron and Michelle was amazing and it brings me so much happiness to talk with them on Skype and hear Landon say "Devin, Hi" and "Ashie, Hi" I was really scared that he wouldn't remember us after a while. And I love hearing Taylor laugh and I miss all the times that we had with them. My little fights with Ace, and my girl time with Michelle. She was there for me through thick and thin. I cannot believe how comfortable and close I became to her. She is like a full on sister to me and I feel like I have known her forever. I miss all of my friends there, and I really am missing Grandpa and Phyllis being next door to us. We could always just walk over and chat with them and we wont ever have that experience again. I hope that some of you will be able to come visit us and do some of the fun things that we are able to do here in the sunshine. I cant believe how hot it is here still in comparison to Rexburg. I feel like summer is never ending. Anyway, so to everyone, I miss Rexburg. Never thought I would ever EVER say that ever, but I really do. We were so blessed to be able to be there for the time that we were and I learned so much about the importance of taking advantage of the places that we live. Mom C always told me to learn to love Rexburg, and while I must say it wasn't Idaho, or the city of Rexburg, Americas family community, that I loved it was the people and the experiences and I will forever cherish the time we spent there... but I hope we wont have to go back. Ha Ha.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Oh Remember Remember

So my long lost friend from elementary school and jr. high had this on her blog and I remembered some great memories from our time together, so I thought this would be fun.

1. As a comment on my blog, leave a memory that you and I have had together. It doesn't matter if you remember me a little or a lot, anything you remember!
2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you! If you leave a memory about me, I'll assume you're playing and leave a memory about you on your blog!

If you dont know me, leave a memory of Devin. I would love to hear what other people have to say about his past. :)

*also, a side note about this picture of Devin. It is a dear memory that I have of him. Many of you will not know about this, so here it goes. Our first Christmas together, we had been dating about 2 months. Now, we were in such a position where we really liked each other and were exclusive/boyfriend girlfriend, but still a little on edge so Christmas was just confusing. I decided that I would make Devin a blanket because I was going to California for a while and I wanted him to remember me all the time. It was cute and he used it on his bed and he loved it. His idea of a sentimental Christmas gift however, was far from anything I could have imagined. Devin and his friend Rick took a trip to Dad C's land and did a little photo shoot. This very picture was blown up to the size of a poster and given the title Abercrombie and Fitch Winter 2006. Then Devin wrote me a little message and signed his poster for me. How dreamy. Needless to say when I opened it I was confused, shocked and laughing my head off. How random right?! Anyway, I still have it and really should frame it and put it up in the guest room. I cant wait to show our kids. LOVE IT! Love Him!! What a gem. Who else would have done that?*

Tuesday, September 9, 2008


So we have lived here for just a little over 6 weeks and I am a blog slacker but I have great news. Devin did his research and we got our internet hooked up just this afternoon. Devin called me after the internet man left and when he asked what I was doing, he knew I was internetting. So here I am updating the ol' blog-a-roo! Two weekends ago, we got to go camping and to University Falls up in the beautiful Sierra Mountains. We tried to get a lot of time in with KT and Brady before they headed back to Utah for the winter. They are kind of like old people moving during the hot season, expect they are a bit backwards. Anyway, so we went camping with them, and then we got to go to LA to visit Ericson and Chelsy and KT and Brady got to come with. Our trips were such blast. We fell in love with Kalem and I got to give Devin a taste of Disney magic in Downtown Disney. Chelise and I decided that we are going to have to get season passes in order to make our lives work out the way we want them to. Ha Ha. Devin said I have to get a job if that plan is going to work out so we will see. Anyway, we are loving it here and cannot wait for all of the adventures that we have planned. Also I know some people were wondering when my brother Chad gets home from his mission. He will be home Sep. 30 @ 9pm. I cant wait. He and Dev are going to make me laugh my head off!! YAY!! Oh and I forgot to mention that a few weeks ago we celebrated our first anniversary. It was so fun and its just crazy to think that a year has already gone by. And to think that we are still so happy. I just want to comment that I have never really been a big red rose fan, but Devin gets me the most beautiful red roses and now I just love having them around. What a gem! Love that kid.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

My Husband

Grandpa Bond gave Devin and I some torquise gifts from the reservation in NM and I got a beautiful ring that I love and Devin picked this cowboy tie. Who knows when it will come in handy. And oh how it already has. He wore it when he went hometeaching with my Dad. What a geek. Of course the widow they visited loved it. Way to go DEVO!!