Sunday, November 16, 2008

Sneek Peek

Here is a Sneek Peek of our pictures we took with Candice and Tyson on Saturday! Tell us what you think.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

My Favorite Commercial Ever!!

Isn't that awesome! I love it!! Jesse and I almost pee our pants everytime we watch it! The boy's dance moves are the best part!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Jazz Game

So Jess got free Jazz tickets from work for last Saturday's game! It was so much fun! The game was great! And it was even better when the Jazz won!! We had great seats, where we could see everything. Their was an amazing band that played during half time. And you can't forget the Jazz bear! He is hilarious! Anyway, here are a few pics of the evening!

Sunday, October 19, 2008


I got tagged! Here are 2-7 Random/weird facts about me.

1. I love Country music! Jesse and my parents tease me about my twanging music, but I love it! It is good music and has good messages, most of the time.

2. Bubble Gum ice cream is my weakness! If you want to win me over, all you need to do is hand over the Bubble Gum ice cream. And I am all yours!

3. I treat my Puppy like a baby. (Jesse told me this one, and I admit it, it is true!).

4. I like to drive fast! Jesse and I sometimes will have races when we are driving separate cars home. I love it! It is an addiction! And of course, the best part is red lining it and beating the other cars.

5. I can't go to bed before midnight for some reason. Well actually I do know why. When I was in High School I had a drill, I also danced with a dance studio and had homework. So by the time I got home got homework done it was about midnight. It just has stuck with me. Jesse isn't a big fan of it!

6. Hold the Tomatoes and Pickles, please! I do not like tomatoes or pickles, my mother made me eat them.

7. Jesse and I love to watch cartons! We love Avatar, and all the other fun ones!

So here you go! That is some weird facts about me. Now I tag, Keshia, Nicole Troxel, Nicole Sohm, Rachel and Sara!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Merry Christmas! Wait........not yet!?!

"Merry Christmas" looks like its in order this morning! I woke up to take Beamer outside this morning at 6:30 and there was snow on the ground! I can not believe it, can you!?! It is only October and we haven't even celebrated Halloween yet. Its crazy!
(Looking at our neighbors backyard yesterday when it was starting to snow)
(Such a good boy!)

( Beamer playing in the snow!)

(Our house with the years first snow on it. )

It's Here!

Jesse and I decided to spoil ourselves a little early for Christmas this year. We found an amazing deal on this Entertainment Center through my work and decided to make a purchase. We just got it delivered last weekend and we love it!
It is not completely decorated yet, but I have been working on it slowly.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

I hate being sick!

Can I just tell you I hate being sick! I came down with something (I don't even know what it is), it started Monday and really hit me hard last night after dance. I have a headache and a really really sore throat. Let me tell you, it is not fun! I am at home trying to get better, but I get so bored just sitting around. So while I have been sitting on my butt I have watched my favorite movie "White Christmas" twice already! (Jesse makes fun of me because I watch movies two or three times in a row before switching it for a new movie. I am weird!) I've eaten Chicken Noodle soup and have been downing OJ and listening to Beamer bark. So eventful! But the good thing is that I have been able to sleep a little bit and am feeling a little bit better. My sweet mom and Jesse keep checking on me making sure that I am okay. You guys are the best!

(I love "White Christmas"!!)


Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Thanksgiving Point Gardens

On Saturday night, Jesse and I decided to go and have a date night. So we wanted to go to the Big Gardens at Thanksgiving Point. (Well, it was more me wanting to go). The gardens were amazing and we snapped some fun photos. Take a look!

Jesse and Justine

Trying to figure out the map!

Watch out, its a Moose!

(Don't worry, it isn't real!)

Monday, September 22, 2008

Jesse and Justine

Jesse and I had a crazy weekend, but it ended great! We went with Ryan, Robin and the girls to two family parties. Our cousin Aaron's Birthday and our cousin Heather's college graduation party, that is were we took this cool picture. Behind us is a very large Weeping Willow that is very old, and also a small river. We love it so much that Robin took a picture of us. Thanks Mom! The parties were great and we want to wish Aaron a "Happy Birthday" and Heather "Congratulations."

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Labor Day at Homestead!

Crazy Bunch!
Such pros! Just kidding!
Golf chat (Jesse and Ryan)
Oakley and Pyper playing some golf

Jesse and I got to go golfing with Ryan and Robin and the girls (Pyper and Oakley) on Labor day up at Homestead in Midway! It was a blast! The first 9 holes it rained on us, but we played a few holes and then decided to go eat something and wait it out. Of course, right when we sat down to eat it cleared up and the sun came out. It was perfect! After lunch, we hopped back on our carts and headed out! We finished the last 9 holes and Ryan kick our butts! He is amazing! Go dad!! Jesse and I need some practicing (more me), but we'll get there! We had a blast and can't wait to go again!

Saturday, August 2, 2008

A New Job...I hope.

Have you ever felt like you give your 100% to your employer only to be slapped down with a minuscule hourly wage? Well for quite a while I felt like I didn't fit into that category until just a couple of weeks ago. I'm sure many of you can relate when you check your checking account and aren't surprised when only a few cob webs show up on your "free" online banking site. Justine and I have hit that wall and hard these past few weeks, well mostly me but I think Justine feels the same. So I'm back on the trail to find the job that I just love to do and pays me more than a couple bucks here and there.
Currently I work for one of the banks in Utah, and there is a common misconception that I didn't realize when I first started working for a Bank. Back in the day, people were awe-inspired when they'd go to a bank to get a loan, open an account or anything like that. They'd see the banker in his/her professional attire and for the most part the banker was well paid for his services. Now lets flash forward to today's bank. With the technology era that we have, it's all online and banks are as common as McDonald's or Wendy's, and have just as many competitors. Instead of which fries are better, it's which bank has fewest fees, and which gives more free stuff. The part that is getting me right now is that if I dare say that official checks aren't free, then for the rest of the transaction, I get to listen as my "loyal" customer rakes me over the coals with how I'm ripping them off. Hum... interesting... I wonder if they yell at the McDonald's cashier about having to pay almost $4 for a hamburger? Do they tell the cashier that McDonald's is a rip off too? I haven't heard that yet. Another one I hear almost daily is this...(I wonder if they had this problem back in the day as well?)...

Customer: I have a problem with my account, and you're stealing my money!
Me: I'm sorry that you're upset, let's look at your account and see what happened?!?
Customer: I know what happened, you're stealing my money!!
Me: Well, let me get your account number and we'll find the error.
Customer: I don't have my account number.
(They called a bank, and they don't have their account number. OK.)
Me: Well then can I get your social security number so I can find your information?
(Social is given, account is found and a review taken place, upon I find that this customer has spent more money that what was in their account. Like all banks, the institution I work for pays the largest item first, so your mortgage or car payment doesn't bounce, and if you spend more money than you have, you'll get an overdraft fee.)
Me: Well it looks like you spent more money that you had. It was at the 4th transaction out of 20 that came through your account where it went negative.
Customer: You should have paid the smaller ones first so I didn't get so many overdraft charges.
Me: Well, if we did that your mortgage payment would have bounced.
Customer: Well, that's not fair!! I'm closing my account!
(At this point, the customer goes on this long story about how their life sucks and because of me they won't have any money to eat.)
Me: I'm sorry. Do you use a register to keep track of your money you have so you won't have to pay these fees?
Customer: That is your job.
Me: No it's not. That is why we provide registers for you to keep track.
Customer: Well I use online banking.
Me: Online banking is a tool to help you keep track on your register. Online banking isn't there when and where you spend your money. We can't see checks you've written, or if you've used your card at certain places. We have to rely on the store to tell us. You're the only one who knows when you spend your money.
Customer: Well, I'm going to close my account because you're fees are too high.
(No where is there ever any sign that the customer realizes that it's their fault.)
Me: Well, if you're going to close you're account then we will not be able to help with the fees. I'm sorry.
Customer: Let me talk to your manager!
Me: OK, let me get her for you.

As you can see I get paid very well to have these conversations, over, and over, and over again. So as the title states, I'm currently looking so as to not have to deal with these special customers that can't keep track of what they're doing. The list goes on as to why I'm job hunting, but I won't bore you anymore with those details. Maybe Justine will add a blog that will be happier, but right now I'm irritated.

Monday, March 17, 2008

The Edge of the World

Like our profile says we live in Eagle Mountain, UT. However, most people have decided to call it, "The Edge of the World." For those of you who don't know where Eagle Mountain is, it is located in the hills west of Utah Lake. If you are thinking that is where Lehi is, you haven't gone west enough. You know you're in the right place when you can take your 4-wheeler out of your garage, go down the street and run into the mountain trails. It's our little piece of heaven. Not only do we have some the best neighbors in the world, we can still see stars and constellations at night. However, living on the Edge of the World does have it's drawbacks. We have at least an extra 30 minutes to add on to any drive we have to make. We don't have many modern conveniences so yep, another nice long drive to the grocery store for a simple gallon of milk. Thank goodness our Honda gets good gas milage. Justine and I both work up in Salt Lake City so we feel like we live in LA because it takes us around an hour to get to work. It's a good thing that I like to drive. We're still in the development stages out here and that makes things a bit difficult. We only have single lane roads everywhere we go, so when that person who is too busy doing whatever it is that's more important than driving, we get stuck behind that person. NO FUN!! So because we have chosen this Edge of Map to live on we felt that it would be the perfect title to our blog.