Sunday, December 21, 2008

Walmart Bingo!

I was daring and went to Walmart yesterday to finish the stocking stuffers. It was HORRIBLE!! So I remember hearing about this on the radio and thought it was absolutely hilarious...

Enlarge it and then print it off so you can read it...I know it's hard to see right now, but it's definitely worth reading it!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Happy Birthday Daddy!

This is one of my favorite pictures from my wedding! Go figure...Brad wasn't even in it! :)

It's my dad's birthday today! he 52 (I think...I lose count...)! I'm pretty sure most of you know my you know how amazing he is!! I hope you have an awesome birthday dad! I've picked out a prime spot at the new retirement home in Orem!

Monday, December 1, 2008

The Price is Right!!

Just wanted to announce the future host of the Price is Right after Drew Carey gets fired because he sucks at it...

Saturday, November 29, 2008


It's finally done!!!! After hours and hours of homeade tree skirt is FINALLY FINISHED!!! I'm so excited...i did all of it by myself and it was pretty much my first time sewing!! I love it!! And we set christmas up at home on the inside and out! WOOHOO!

My finished tree skirt!!

A close up of the fabrics that I used...I love them!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Happy Birthday Bradley!!

Even though his day is almost over, I just wanted to wish my amazing husband a Happy Happy 24th Birthday!! Love you!

Friday, November 21, 2008

OH MY GOSH! TWILIGHT WAS AMAZING LAST NIGHT! I'm so glad that I got to go with my absolute favorite people too! (Mom, Erica, Sam, Mistie, Lynds, Jessie) For all you Twilight freaks who haven't seen it have got to see it! And for all you who refuse to jump on the bandwagon and read the have no idea what you are missing!!

P.S. Edward in the movie really was awesome in character...I did love him!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Need Help!

Hey guys...if you could all go to to take a 2 minutes survey for my business class that would be awesome!!! It seriously is only 5 questions so it won't take you more than 2 minutes. You guys are awesome!!!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

weight loss update!!

So I had my third monthly appointment today at my weighloss center...This last month I actually only lost 4 pounds...doesnt sound like much. But my new body composition says something totally different! I actually lost 9 pounds in FAT and gained 5 pounds of MUSCLE (not to mention I lost 5% body fat just last month...)! So what does this mean? I'm getting leaner and more muscular!! This is awesome! So my weight loss to date is 22.5 pounds since I've been on absolute. BUT! Since the start of the year...I've officially lost 30 pounds! DO YOU KNOW WHAT THIS MEANS!! It is the first year ever that I have actually followed through with my new years resolution! (Talk about procrastination...its the end of the year!) LOVE YOU ALL!

Thursday, November 6, 2008


Ok so as lame as I am, I entered Mack into the halloween costume contest for 97.1 PLEASE VOTE!!!!! Go to and vote for #211!!!! You have to enter in your email address and then click vote, then it will send you a confirmation email and you have to go to your email and confirm your vote. Come on guys!!! VOTE NOW!! (even though some of you may be annoyed with voting this week :))

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Halloween Recap

We had a great time yesterday for Halloween. I was pleasantly surprised at how well Mack did in his costume...(we had a few trial runs that ended in irrational crying..)We went around to a few houses and then to a Trunk or Treat with Nikki and the kids. Mack's costume was a big hit!

He was my little Bucket of Chicken

He was in too much of a hurry to eat his candy...he kind of forgot to take off the wrapper

They are twins...both in their KFC attire, although Brad's isn't a costume :)

Caitlyn looks so cute as the little devil that she is :)

Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

So in the Halloween spirit, I've been watching the greatest performer in the greatest music video of all time...Michael Jackson's Thriller!!!

This is a live performance from 1987...back when he was still normal. Don't you love it! Have a safe Halloween!!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

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Monday, October 27, 2008

We carved pumpkins today and Mack had a blast...although he didn't want to touch the guts.
He had a lot of fun trying to use the saw though...
We have awesome cheesy smiles...
He took a break for a minute when we put his new hat and gloves on and ran around outside. He's doing his cheesy smile here just can't see it!
I finally finished Mack's Pumpkin...I carved snowflakes into it :)

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Girls Night!

Pretty sure we are HOT!

We had our monthly girls night last night... I sure had a blast! We met Sethrina up in Salt Lake at the Cheesecake Factory for some dinner. It was delish! After that we walked through the mall for a little bit. It's definitely always nice to feel normal and hang out with the girls! Had so much fun guys!! And we all definitely approved of Sethrina's new squeeze that we got to meet!!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

A taste of Heaven...

OK so maybe its because I've been dieting for a while, but this looked SOOO yummy to me.

Mississippi Mud Pie

1 cup (2 sticks) butter, cut into big chunks
½ cup cocoa
4 eggs, beaten well
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups sugar
1½ cups all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts

Mississippi Mud Frosting:
One 16-ounce box (about 3 2/3 cups) confectioners’ sugar
½ cup cocoa
½ cup (1 stick) butter, melted
½ cup milk or evaporated milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 cups mini-marshmallows, or 3 cups marshmallows, quartered


To make the cake, heat the oven to 350°F. Grease and flour a 13-by-9-inch pan. In a medium saucepan, combine the butter and the cocoa and cook over medium heat, stirring now and then, until the butter is melted and the mixture is well blended, 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in the beaten eggs, vanilla, sugar, flour, salt, and pecans, and beat with a wooden spoon or spatula or with a mixer at low speed until the batter is well combined and smooth, and the flour has disappeared.

Quickly pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake at the 350°F for 20 to 25 minutes, until the cake springs back when touched gently in the center and is beginning to pull away from the sides of the pan.

Prepare the frosting while the cake bakes; so that you will be ready to poor it over the hot cake. In a medium bowl, combine the confectioners’ sugar and the cocoa, and stir to mix them well. Add the melted butter, milk and vanilla, and use a large spoon or mixer at low speed to beat everything together well. Set aside until the cake is done.

Remove the cake from the oven, scatter the marshmallows over the top, and return the cake to the hot oven form about 3 minutes, to soften the marshmallows.

Place the cake, still in the pan, on a wire rack or a folded kitchen towel. Pour the frosting all over the marshmallow-dotted cake, and cool to room temperature. Cut into small squares and serve.

So someone...please try this and then describe to me in details how it tastes :)

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Dream come true

OH MY GOSH! Best day ever!! I got tickets to the midnight showing of Twilight!! WOOHOO!! The official countdown begins...1 month officially til it opens!!!!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Weight Loss Update

Hey all!! Just an update on my Road to Skinny!! I went in to weigh in this morning and to my complete surprise, I lost 4.6 pounds this last week!!! This brings my total weight loss to 18 pounds (in 8 weeks)!!!!!!!! Yay for me! I'm about 4 pounds away from how much i weighed when I first met Bradley :) And then the bad news...right after my appointment, Mack threw up all over me :( So we are home...he's sick with the flu, and I'm forced to waste one of the last beautiful days of the year inside. Oh well...this is all part of being a mom!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Mexican Riv Part II

Hey everyone! I'm back...on to part 2 on the vacation! The day after Cabo, we were in Mazatlan. Me, Brad, and Mack took off by ourselves and did a bit of shopping in town. We didn't take any pictures though!! Mack slept the entire time we were off the boat! And then the day after Mazatlan we were in Puerto Vallarta. We went on an hour long horse back ride through the jungle to these awesome waterfalls. Along the way...I saw the most hideous spiders EVER...they were HUGE!

The waterfall was one of the places they shot to movie Predator so there were shrines to Predator everywhere. There was even a man there dressed up as the predator and walking around.

Mack loved the horse back ride so much he even fell asleep.

And while we were at the waterfall, half of our group went on the ziplines, including Bradley.

The last two days of the cruise were very relaxing. We played in the casino, watched a really hilarious comedian, and ate a lot more really great food. The drive home was a bit stressful though...we were in a 15 passanger van with 12 people in it. To make things "better", just as we were entering Death Valley, CA, the tread on one of our back tires came off...scared that crap out of all of us sleeping passangers who thought we were in a wreck when the van started swerving.

Think that was bad? 45 minutes later when we were dead center in Death Valley, our other back tire blew out completely...there was nothing left.

We had a lot of fun overall, probably won't be able to afford another one for a while, but Mack had a blast and it was definitely a nice break from school and work.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Mexican Riviera Part I

Hey Guys! So we had a blast on our trip! We had to drive a 15 passanger van down to Long was long and packed in our car! And when we got to LA, our hotel was pretty much in the most ghetto part of town. But we did go to a Dodgers game...tons of fun!

The first day we got on the boat we had to do that stupid muster thing where everyone has to get their life jackets on and go find their assigned life boat...Mack liked wearing his life jacket for just a minute...

Our first at sea day...didn't get to lay out much because if you hadn't son is kind of fair skinned...but he did make friends with a little kid at the pool. This kid was definitely friendly...he loved giving Mack hugs...although Mack did not so much like it after a while :)

Then that first at sea day we had the first formal night and got all dressed up for pictures.

Our first port was Cabo San Lucas. We got on a boat and went to the beach. It was pretty laid back and we really enjoyed ourselves. Mack was so hot so he loved getting in the water.

I will post more on the second half of the vacation tomorrow probably!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

My Road to Skinny Continues!!! And other things too...

So I had my first official appointment today where they did another body composition! I have lost a total of 10 pounds for this last month...8.8 pounds of it was body fat!!! AWESOME! This week has been absolutely crazy...thats what I hate about leaving on vacation. It's almost to stressful the week you leave and the week you come back to even be worth it! plus...traveling with a group of 25 doesn't exactly strike me as relaxing and carefree! Oh well...I'm off to Mexico! We leave tomorrow and won't be back until Sunday the 28th! So I guess I will just enjoy getting an end-of-summer tan! Love you all!!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

The Road To Skinny

Just an update...I went in to weigh in this morning, and lost another 1.8 pounds. Doesn't sound like much, but I've lost a total of 7 lbs in 3 weeks so I'm feeling pretty good! Plus I'm back into my normal jeans and officially out of my FAT jeans :) Still got a ways to go, but not a bad start! Plus...ONE WEEK FROM TOMORROW I LEAVE FOR MY CRUISE! See the urgency on my road to skinny? Love everyone!!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Goodbye summer!

So this morning after Bradley left for work, he sent me a text saying he saw snow on the side of the I'd like to officially say...GOODBYE SUMMER! But, we had a great end to the summer! Mack had his first we threw a great party! We had his grandparents there, all his aunts and uncles, and a few of our awesome friends! Among the great gifts he got...a basketball hoop, a wagon, a few baseball bats, and many many more awesome toys! Thanks to everyone for loving our son (almost) as much as we do! Now its time to buckle down for school...piano lessons start this week, and I have lots to do...once again! NEVER A REST!

These boys are so funny!! They are loving the wagon Mack got!

His awesome baseball cake...funfetti on the inside of course!

Sitting on top of his basketball hoop right after he opened it! Our cute family!

He's shooting hoops...he thinks he's so awesome when he dunks the basketball! Of course it doesn't help his ego when we make a big deal about it every single time he does it :) He even claps at himself!

P.S. I got really sick on friday...when I had to pay $450 on books for 3 FREAKING CLASSES!!!

Thursday, August 28, 2008


So I had my first weigh in this morning...after one week on my new awesome diet I have officially lost 5 pounds! But the other greatest benefit that I have felt is a TON of energy...even my mom noticed! I've been going nonstop for the last week and I feel great! Woohoo!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Catching up!

Ok so the last few weeks have been quite busy! So I just wanted to catch up on a few things happening! So here are a few pictures from Erica's Wedding...

Me, Megs and Katie at the reception

Also, Mack had his very first birthday! He is now 1! It's crazy...I don't feel old enough to have a one year old. We haven't done anything for that yet...his party is on Wednesday. So I'll post more pictures about it then! School starts in two days...bummer. This is going to be a hard semester! Also, I started a new diet which I'm very excited mother in law and father in law both lost 40 pounds on this diet! So I'm sure I will keep you all up to date on how much i lose every time I go and weigh in (which is weekly). They said this first week I can lose anywhere from 2-8 pounds! I'm shooting for the 8...I've got a cruise in 4 weeks...what do you expect! OH and yesterday, a little girl at church gave mack a big hug, then turned and bit him really hard on the cheek. This picture doesn't really show how bad it was..but it was bright purple all day!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Orem Owlz game

Just show you Mack at the Orem Owlz baseball game from the other day. He really enjoyed himself!
We had front row seats and he definitely took advantage of them!

Friday, August 22, 2008

I'm Slacking...

So I've got a couple of things that I'm going to blog about eventually, but I dont have much time right now. Mack was just being funny...

He wanted to mow the lawn with he followed him around with his lawn mower :)

Monday, August 11, 2008

A new member of the family...

So by now most of you have heard the news...

Welcome to...

It's Brad's new baby...with 80 miles to the gallon it is our new favorite addition to the family :) Just kidding still hold the #1 spot!

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Mackay Family Reunion Recap!

Our Beautiful family (minus Bradley) sure is growing!

Ok so we had a ton of fun at the family reunion this year! Same place as always...McCall Idaho which is totally one of my favorite places! It's beautiful there on the lake! Anyway...Brad couldn't come because of course...he was always. It's ok...I'm getting used to family functions without him there! But we had fun nevertheless! Here are a few pictures!

Mack sitting on the golf cart for raffle at the tire place in Mountain Home, ID...this is the face he makes when you ask him what sound a lion makes...we'll keep working on it!
He enjoyed playing in the sand...although he spent most of his time dumping the sand on his head...pretty sure I'm still finding sand in little crevasses on him!

He really enjoyed riding on the wave runner with uncle Tyson and Owie...except that he wanted to drive it!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008


Brads working in Vernal for two weeks...that i'm going to stay at my moms house because I'm a chicken and still get scared when I'm home alone at night...

Monday, July 28, 2008

Happy Two Year Anniversary!

HAPPY TWO YEAR ANNIVERSARY BRADLEY!! We have had some great times in our two years of marriage! We have started a beautiful family...

we have gone on some GREAT trips like Hawaii, California, Seattle, and our cruises (we are going on our 3rd cruise together in September!)...

and we have bought our adorable little home together. Our two years together have gone by very quickly! I am so greatful for a great marriage, and a beautiful son! Can't wait til we get to year #3!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

The party was a success!!!

Hey All! I just wanted to give a summary of my moms went AMAZING!!! The food turned out great, the decor turned out great, and best of all, we had a great turn out and some people sure did surprise us from out of town! Here are some of the great pictures...
The Great Looking Food Table

She Really Was Surprised!!!

Moms Best Friend From High School Came Up From St George

My Moms Best Friend From Seattle Surprised Us All
Hottie Cousins!!!

We had so much fun planning the party, and really we just wanted to show her how much she is loved by all and especially appreciated by us! She sure taught us how to throw a mean party...:)