Sunday, December 28, 2008

Our Big News!

So I figured it was finally time to share our exciting news with everyone. Dave and I are going to have a baby. I know that this is kind of late announcing it as I am 21 weeks along, but hey, better late than never, right?
We found out a few weeks ago that we are having a girl! We couldn't be more excited! The funny thing was, for some reason we were sure that we were having a boy, but nope, it is definitely a girl! We have some great ultrasound pictures from an ultrasound we had at sixteen weeks, but for some reason I am having a really hard time posting them. I have another ultrasound this week, I will post the pictures from that one, assuming that they will even be better as she will be bigger and more developed!

We couldn't be more thrilled about our baby!

Thursday, November 27, 2008


Hey everyone out there, I need help! Every year about this time my hair gets really frizzy due to static, it drives me nuts! I am sure it is due to our dry Utah winters, but there has to be some solution because I see other people with great hair all year long. If you have something that you would recommend to tame my wild hair, I would really appreciate any suggestions! HELP!

Happy Thanksgiving!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Hope everyone had a great day spent eating great food with people you love!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Twilight Mania!

I have to confess, I am so excited for this movie to come out! I am going to the midnight showing tonight, and no, I am not dressing up as a character! I may be a big enough nerd to lose out on a lot of sleep and go into work exhausted tomorrow, but I am not big enough to dress up like one of the characters. Sorry to all of you out there who are going dressed up, that is just not me!
I have to admit that I am a little worried that this movie will fall so short of the book that it will be a huge let-down, I guess we will see. Once you see it you will have to let me know what you think!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

My Crazy October In Review

October was such a crazy month for Dave and I, we had so much going on. Not only did we have lots of fun activies like our annual Murder Mystery Party, my birthday, and the Witches night out, we also were kept busy when Dave started his new job, and we were absolutely blown away when I was called the Relief Society President! Things have been pretty nuts! Here are some great pictures from our Murder Mystery Party!

Monday, September 22, 2008

One Fine Saturday

Last Saturday was amazing. You know how there are just some days that are really great, and they stick out in your mind? Well, that was last Sat. for Dave and I. After sleeping in, we got up and went up to the University of Utah Hospital to see Stephanie, Derek, and the triplets. Steph looked good, just exhausted, and the babies were adorable, so tiny. They are all in the NICU, and will be there for at least the next month. They all were under the jaundice lights, hence the cool little shades they are all wearing.
Baby Claire

Baby Brynn

Baby Lia
After seeing the babies we went down down to Provo to the BYU Football game! The game was a total blowout, BYU won Wyoming 44 - 0 ! It was fun, I think this was the first BYU football game that Dave and I have gone to together.

When the game was over we went and picked up Gauge at Dave's parent's and ran over to my parent's to say hi. While we were there Dave got a very important phone call. (A little background on this one, Dave has been applying and interviewing to get into the pharmaceutical industry as a pharmaceutical rep) He was called and offered a job! We were so excited because they told us they were going to let us know the day before, and since they hadn't called, we didn't think it was going to work out. We are thrilled at this new opportunity. It is great, because it is a two year contract and the area he will cover will go from Provo to Idaho Falls. Needless to say we will be staying in Utah for at least the next two years! What an awesome day!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Labor Day Weekend!

I know that averaging one post a month is not exactly good, but I am working on it. Dave and I had a blast on Labor Day Weekend, we went up to Jackson Hole and Yellowstone. He actually had to go up for work, and I tagged along, and then we ended up making a weekend out of it. It was so nice to get away. I have found that Dave and I get along so much better when we actually are around each other, who would have thought?

On Sunday we spent the majority of the day in Yellowstone, which was absolutely beautiful. It was really nice because it wasn't too hot or crowded. Our goal, (actually my goal) was too see lots of animals, we did pretty good, we saw lots of bison, elk, geese, deer, coyote, bear, moose, and ducks.

On Sunday night we got back into Jackson later than we had planned and it was raining and we were running all around looking for a restaurant that was open that served veggie options, you would think that wouldn't have been that big of a challenge, but believe me it was! We ended up at Bubba's BBQ, I have to say, I wouldn't really recommend it. It was definitely an experience!

It was a great weekend, but kind of sad, it means summer is over! It was far too short, there were so many things that we wanted to do, but didn't end up doing!
Dave listening to the BYU game (the speakers on my computer aren't very loud)
Me and Old Faithful
Dave and I at Yellowstone Falls
Dave and I at Old Faithful

Dave at Old Faithful

Monday, July 14, 2008

I'm Back!

I am officially back in the blogging world!!! I know that I took quite a break! Dave and I have had so much going on this last little while! Last week alone he had scout camp and I and girls rough camp! Before that we went to St. George for our annual Garlick family vacation, Mike graduated from Orem High, we have another niece and nephew, and we have managed to squeeze in fishing a time or two! All of that along with work is my excuse for not blogging for a long time! Enjoy the pictures of our adventures over the last couple of months!

Peggy and I at Girls Rough Camp (I was the camp director, it was pretty crazy!)
Mike's Graduation from Orem High!
The Garlick Boys at Mike's Graduation
The Largest fish I have ever caught!
Kylee, Abi, and I at Zions
Brent and Denice at Zions
Dave at Zions
Stephanie, Mike, Jenette, and Denice on the Bus at Zions
Dave and Mike at Zions

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Doctor Search!

I am throwing this out there to anyone who can help me in my search. I need to find a good "Girl" doctor. I really don't like the one that I have gone to in the past, and on top of that he practiced in American Fork. Where I live in Salt Lake I am about ten minutes from two hospitals! I guess if the doctor is amazing then I am willing to drive to Utah County, but you can't tell me that there aren't any good doctors in Salt Lake County. There has to be at least one! So, if anyone can recommend a great doctor in Salt Lake I would really appreciate it! I have been looking, and asking around but unfortunately I haven't come up with anything yet! Please help!

Monday, May 19, 2008


Okay, I have to admit, I loved Ireland! It is the most beautiful country! Ireland is the kind of country where everyone is so incredibly nice and helpful, and you can't beat the accents! As I am sure you can tell, this was the highlight of the trip for me.
We landed in Dublin and spent our first night in Kilkenny. We headed down the coast and spent our next night in Kinsale. At night we would go to the local pubs, it was awesome because we had the chance to listen to traditional and some not so traditional music. We spent the next two days in Dingle where we saw and did so many awesome things. There is so much to see and do there. Some highlights of the Dingle area for me were: the fort on the ferry hill, going on the dolphin boat, dinner in the pubs, and walking around the town late at night.
We then headed to Galway for the next couple of days. Galway was a fun city, it had a very college town feel, it was much more touristy. After two days in Galway we headed back to Swords, where we stayed and flew home the next day. Ireland was absolutely beautiful, I can't wait to go back and do the northern half now! I have a lot of pictures below!
Ash and I at Ventry Bay
The Beautiful Irish Countryside
Ashford Castle
Me at the fort on the Fairy Hill
Ash and Mom at the Rock of Cashel
The Dingle Peninsula
Ash and I at the grounds of Ashford Castle
Fungi the Dolphin
Cliffs of Moher
Me by a standing stone at New Grange
Muckross House

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Prague, Finally!

I am feeling really guilty, I have been back for about a week and a half from my trip, and I am just finally getting to posting! My trip was awesome! We saw and did so many great things in both Prague and Ireland. My next post will be all about Ireland. (I won't wait another week and a half)
The Czech Republic is a beautiful country! We had some pretty interesting experiences there. The language barrier wasn't too bad, meaning that quite a few people spoke English, not that we could even begin to understand Czech. Occasionally it was a bit of struggle, but we made due for the most part. We found that the people in Prague are pretty indifferent to tourists. They aren't outwardly rude, but they weren't incredibly accommodating either. With the exception of the man who ran our bed and breakfast, he was amazing! The food in Prague is not anything spectacular, they are into lots of grease and mystery meats! They are really big into sausages, too which I can't really understand. Prague was a gorgeous city, there are so many different types of architecture, it was very impressive. Warning, there are a lot of pictures here!

Astronomical Clock

Cathedral in Kutna Hora

Ash in front of the Cathedral in Kutna Hora

Mom, Ash, and I in a pub in Prague, about to try out some local food

My Mom was not too impressed with her food choice

The Cathedral in Prague

Ash and I at the St. Charles Bridge

Ash and I in the Bone Church in Kutna Hora (check out that awesome chandler)

Cemetery in the Jewish Quarter

Old Town Square