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I am from Heber Ut and Travis is from Farmington Ut. We both graduated from Utah State University and now live in Pullman, WA. I am currently attending Vet School at WSU and Travis is working as a commodities purchaser at Schweitzer Engineering here in Pullman. We will be here for the next four years and LOVE IT!

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Tuesday, December 1, 2009


I know you are all shocked that I remember how to blog! With finals coming up and me being a stress freak I knew that if I didn't get our tree up we wouldn't ever get it done! So this last weekend my mom and I went to TAI PAN to get some christmas decorations. It was a bit overwhelming but we had a blast. I put up the decorations around the house when I got home sunday and then TJ and I got our tree between classes on monday! It is fun to have our own christmas tree!!! Thanks Mom for helping me!!!

Yes Look at the stockings WE MADE!!... well my mom did most of it!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

The Antelope Hunt

I'm sorry that I have been such a slacker on the writing front, and I'm not gonna lie it probably won't get better with school coming up but I will try. Earlier this month TJ had the long awaited antelope hunt. My dad, brothers, uncles and cousins and TJ all ventured out to the indian reservation out past wendover in search of the biggest antelope!  TJ shot his on the first day and was very happy about it! The drama came when he came home...well at least for me it did. He got home late sunday night and I was very happy... (I kinda missed him!) So being the supportive wife I helped him unload and put away everything. Then it came time to cut off the horns of his antelope before the smell infested our house. So once again I was supportive...I was holding the horns while he sawed at them with a VERY dull hack saw. That didn't work. So we used a dremel to get through the tricky spots...that didn't work. Instead of cutting through the skull he cut into the EYE BALL which exploded ALL over me! yup all over me! good thing that I work with nastier stuff  everyday. After the dremel failing we borrowed up a Saws-all and got through the skull finally. With the skull came a piece of the brain as well! TJ laughed when I picked it up to examine it. Needless to say it was a very long evening and we both washed up after!  Congrats on the Antelope TJ it was awesome!!!

Monday, July 6, 2009

My New Mule!!

I know I am a horrible poster! I haven't updated in a long time!! TJ and I are doing great! Very busy with working and all the fun stuff of summer! Over fathers day weekend we road tripped with my parents through jackson hole and yellowstone and then over to Cody, Wyoming. Those of you who know me well know that I hate to road trip. I would rather just sleep until we get there but this trip my dad was determined to keep me awake and force me to enjoy road tripping. And it worked!! We had a blast. Lots of driving but we had lots to chat about and lots to see. But most importantly, we had mule business to discuss. That is the whole point of the road trip. We were heading up to Jake Clark's Mule Days in Cody, Wyoming.  A month before the sale we had sold two of our mules that I was quite fond of so my dad promised me that I could take the profit from those two mules and buy my very own! I have never had a mule that I could call my own, I just rode whoever! But now I do!! After countless hours of studying the mule catalogue and 2 days scouting and riding and asking questions on every mule at the sale ( 108 of them) We had it narrowed down. I gave my dad the top 8 with a top 3 of those and let him loose in the auction ring. It was very exciting and I was a nervous wreck but we got one!!! Well two actually but we are not allowed to talk about that, Deb wasn't so happy with the second buy. Here has some pictures of our awesome new Mules!!! Cayenne and Honey! I can't wait to ride them all summer! Thanks Dad!!!! 

Trace and Cayenne! (This one is mine)
Tj on Honey, she is a great mule!

Sunday, June 7, 2009


I have a handy husband!!! ( who knew!)  TJ decided to spruce up our little back patio and try to divide us from the railroad tracks, so he built me some planter boxes and a bench! It is so freakin cool! I love it! And not to mention I helped!!!! Not much but I put my sawing skills to work!We still have to stain so it is all the same color but it started raining before we got that far. I'm so excited to have a little flower garden! I need a project to keep me busy. Next up we are going to make a garden on our patio. I feel so grown up with flowers to water and weed. It will be so much fun.  Thanks TJ!!!!

Sunday, May 24, 2009


There is a pasture that is right next to our house that is home to my pet pheasant, Ralph! He is by far the biggest pheasant I have ever seen. There are several that live all around us but he is the biggest and is there every day.  So I adopted him and named him so TJ would stop figuring out ways to kill him. I tried to show my pet to my parents last week and he had disappeared and they didn't believe me so I have been on a mission ever since to get a good picture of him. It was tricky but I finally caught him! They are so loud! They wake us up every morning squawking at each other. Now I have a picture and everyone can see my new pet!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

BBQ time!

Check out our new addition to our household! WE GOT A BBQ!!! My parents came up to visit us this past weekend and bought us a BBQ! It is so fun! First thing we BBQ? My man's Turkey!!
He put meat on our table! It was really good! We marinated them and grilled em up! I love summer! Thanks Mom and DAD!!!!

The finished product!!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

YAY for Summer!

30 hours of studying, 8 finals, 80 hours of work, 15 miles of mountain hiking, countless hours scouting turkeys, 5 failed attempts, baby showers, delivering 10 puppies, packing for a week, FINALLY killing a turkey!, 8 A's and 4 B's, and TONS OF DIET COKE about sums up our last week of school. Between TJ's turkey hunting, finals, and work we were more then ready for our vacation to Florida. It's a good thing TJ and I are married, because most run from me during finals!I don't know if anyone knows, but I'm a wreck during finals. I study more then I should, freak out when I don't need to, and am ornerier then anything! I think Tj felt since I was freaking out so much, it was enough for the both of us...hence why he spent finals week on the mountain hunting for turkeys. The difference is he can still get A's!  (Punk!) TJ's turkey was well deserved and very cool. 
We then took off to Florida for a week! I couldn't have been more ready! Our friends the Burk's had a condo in Orlando for a week so the four of us packed up and went. It was a blast! We had a great resort with a fantastic pool! All of us had done the disney world thing, and were short on cash so we went to Universal Studios and a Disney Water Park. We had a so much fun, it was nice to get away from school and work. Here are just some of the pictures..enjoy!

Coco Beach, Boogie Boarding 
The four of us out for the night.


Monday, March 23, 2009

My world of Pre-Vet

I call my family on a regular basis to just chat. I talk to my mom and sister about everything, school, work, TJ, bills, cooking, anything and everything. My dad and brother on the other hand don't really care about that kind of stuff. So I talk to them about the stuff I think is cool! Well Brian has informed that I need to draw the line. He doesn't think some of these things are cool! My family has informed that I need to blog about these things because they find them so hilarious! So I have my weekly call to tell my dad and grandpa what I did in my Animal Health and Hygiene Lab. Last week we were doing physicals on dairy cows. All of you who know me, I am short, cows are big...thats a problem... you would think! They have invented a handy little stepping stool that allows short people like me to climb on up to examine the cows. After listening to them breath, checking their heartbeat, listen to gut noises it was time for the "rectal examine". Now my teacher was not specific in his directions at all. He gave us some brief pointers on how not hurt your shoulder while going deep into the back end of a cow and then turned us loose! So I grab my should length glove and some lube and pick my cow. I walked up to a shorter one and picked up her tail. I dove right in...I was feeling around for the any signs of uterus or cervix...feeling a bit lost I looked up at my teacher as he whispered "wrong hole"....I had gone into the wrong hole!! I was feeling around for the uterus in the cows rectum!!  To my entire family this was hilarious! I on the other hand was very very embarrassed!!  Don't fret I will be practicing next week!! Stay tuned for more of my pre-vet experiences.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Rascal Flatts and Jessica Simpson

 Thursday night we went to Rascal Flatts and Jessica Simpson. We didn't just go to the concert...we went with style! My dad did some work with the tour manager for Rascal Flatts. My dad and mom and Tj and I had front row tickets and Meet n' Greet passes.  We got to go backstage and meet Rascal Flatts before the show started and had our picture taken with them. Then we were lead to our seats and we just kept walking closer and closer to the stage. We were literally less than five feet from the stage. Definitely close enough to see if Jessica Simpson was really fat...and she is not! I wish my legs looked like that! I have always loved Rascal Flatts music but not a big fan of the band because they are a little pop star for me but they put on a great show! And who is to complain when you are that close!! It really was a great night! Thanks Dad the tickets were amazing!!

I have no idea how she walked in these shoes! 
Not fat right? She may be hiding it under the shirt but I was convinced!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Happy President's Day

After begging and persuading our way out of work for President's Day, we went to Heber for a long weekend.  We go there late late on friday after the longest work shift ever! But all was forgotten Saturday morning when we surprisingly got to sleep in! Instead of waking up at the break of dawn to catch the first tram at snowbird we decided to try a different kind of skiing. My parents and brothers have gotten in to cross country skiing, they wanted to get us in on their new obsession. I actually enjoyed the work out...it kicked my butt!!! TJ liked it but was on a different kind of ski that was A LOT more work. Obviously we didn't get pictures of that. ( I'm still new to blogging so the thought of a picture doesn't cross my mind.) I think we will stick to downhill skiing for a while.  Presidents Day the whole fam (minus my sister-in-law who drew baby sitting duty) went to Snow Basin for an awesome ski day! I have created a monster of a husband. He is no involved in our sick world of ski obsession. He begs every day to skip work and go skiing...Hey I am not complaining I just never thought I would have to say no to skiing! He has now skied a total of 5 days and is awesome!! Snow Basin was great! Tons of new snow and great terrain. TJ has not choice but to keep up because my family does not wait. He is now racing me down the hill....and coming close to winning :). Nothing is more fun then Family ski days and I am so excited the TJ is now there! We had a great weekend! Thanks Deb and Trace!

They started it all!

We are sooo Weird but I love them all!

The perfect Threesome! They do everything together!

TJ shredding the powder!

Our Gondola Rides were very LOUD!

Brian buttering the windlip

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Roller Skating

Our friday night in Logan consists of debating what we are going to do for most of the night until we watch a movie. But this weekend I talked TJ into going roller skating! I love good ole classic skating! So our friends Zac and Sarah and TJ and I went to Logan FunPark to go rollerskating and play arcades. It was quite entertaining to watch us roller skate...literally roller skating not roller blading roller skating! It is not as easy as it looks! Here are some pictures of our evening!

Tj ad I playing the basketball game....I lost...:(

We are so coordinated!

I might have been better then Tj

                                                   Tj trying to fly off of his roller skates!

Zac and Sarah ate it...hard!

Sarah and I were dancing to the disco roller music!

TJ  and I struggled at first but then we got the hang of it!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Our First House!

Our very first house...it has been a process putting everything together! We are a long ways away from finished but it is looking quite cute! I'm very proud of it.

Notice my apple green kitchen aide! Favorite wedding present!