October 31, 2008


This weekend is Daylight savings! An extra hour for me :)

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!


Last Sunday, we took MiniMatt to the zoo. The weather was perfect. My favorite animals are the elephants, penguins, giraffes, monkeys, and pelicans. MiniMatts favorite were the Zebras, Giraffes, and the Reptile House. Matt...not so much. He's not the biggest fan of going to the zoo. he did however take some good pictures :).

Matt got pooped on by a bird in the reptile house.

I love Pelicans.

This monkey was hilarious! Reminded me of Sam.

I got attacked by an Alligator. He was in the children's playland of all places.

We finished off the day by going to family dinner at sister Shauna's. Had the camera with me but unfortunately didn't get any pictures taken.

October 19, 2008


Matt's Co-worker Jacob was in town all last week from Ohio and this weekend, his wife Megan flew down to scope out Salt Lake City. Saturday morning started with a hike up Grandeur Peak. This was especially fun since they don't have mountains near them at home (Can you imagine that?).
Jacob and Megan (at the trail head)

The fall colors were B-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l!

We ran into this guy on the trail. Looked almost identical to the GIANT spider we found on our porch a few weeks back (note Matt's blog)

The pictures honestly don't do the beauty justice.

Aww... How romantic. Jacob and Megan looking out over the city.
I love this picture.

Matt and I and the top of Grandeur Peak.

After making it down the mountain, we ended up at Thai Lotus for yummy Curry. And in the evening, we drove up to Park City to stroll the shops on Main Street. Unfortunately, a lot of the shops were closed so we decided on a steak house for dinner. The food was great but I think due to the fact that:
A. It hadn't been very long since lunch
B. We got an appetizer that was delicious and
C. I ordered soda which always fills me up immediately, I hardly touched dinner.
We ended the evening at our house watching "Forgetting Sarah Marshall". Poor exhausted Megan ended up falling asleep. This made me happy to know that I'm not the only one that struggles to stay awake when cuddled up watching movies. All in all, it ended up being alot of fun. Maybe next time, she will come down for a longer amount of time.

October 16, 2008

Pumpkin Carving

MiniMatt came over this evening. We made stir fry for dinner and carved our Halloween Pumpkins. We all had a lot of fun and I am so looking forward to making pumpkin seeds!!
This is the pumpkin that we grew in the garden.

Our finished works of art.

MiniMatt said it was easy to tell which pumpkin was mine cause it was the girly one haha.

October 12, 2008

Life is Good

Well it happened. I woke up this morning... and as I walked out to the hot tub, there it was....Snow.

A moment of silence please on behalf of my tomato plants............

This weekend was both relaxing as well as productive.

Most recently I have:

Started working out again.
Began taking more "Kandice Time"
Spending more time with friends and family.
Searching for new recipes as our dinners are currently in a rut.

Work is going great.
Home life is everything I could have ever dreamed of.
We are into the 5th month of our "Financial Diet"
Life is good.

I am now off to watch Jaws. Hopefully it won't give nightmares for a week like it did when I was a wee one.

October 05, 2008

Change of Plans

Burrrrrr! Apparently Mother Nature did not feel that it was in my best interest to go to Lagoon today as planned :(.

No worries...I have a plan B. Can you say Movies, Sweat pants, Slippers, A Hoodie, Hot chocolate, Snuggling and Nachos?! But first, I think I'm gonna blast some good old Patsy Cline and clean up the house and maybe just maybe I'll run on the treadmill. Maybe Lagoon will happen next weekend although the weather is already not looking so hopeful.

Ps. Happy Birthday (yesterday) to brother Russell! I can't believe that your 19!!!!
Also, Congratulations on the new job! I can't even express how happy and excited I am for you!

October 03, 2008

Mr. Romantic

Matt had a few extra minutes to spare while waiting to pick me up from work today. I had thought he was waiting in the parking lot and when I was able to leave early I went outside expecting to surprise him. Instead he surprised me by driving up with a card and flowers. I know what your thinking and No...he hadn't even done anything wrong haha.

I am so Lucky.

We made curry for dinner and watched "You Me and Dupree". I had forgotten how much I loved that movie and somehow, I had also forgotten that Seth Rogen was in it (Love Seth Rogen).

Speaking of Movies. Went to see "My Best Friend's Girl" the other night with Megan. The movie was totally and completely different than I had expected but LOVED IT. It was a great laugh! Ps...Not a movie for the childrens ;).

Also..speaking of Seth Rogen (note 2 paragraph's back lol)...going to see "Pineapple Express" tomorrow. Looks kinda lame but its a "Freaks and Geeks" alumni movie so I must see. Will update with review.

We got our XBox back. I apologize for underestimating the jibberish speaking man that proved to be so efficient. Sorry Xbox man.