Thursday, November 6, 2008

whoa.. here it goes.

so a new post is long past over due!
i will update my life for the heck of it. (not like everyone doesn't already now what's goin on...)
to start off....
praise the Lord.
anyone who has known me, or have had an actual conversation with me since august 2006, probably knows who chase is. But just in case you don't, he's my best friend.
so after two loooong, years of no communication except letters, packages and the occasional secret phone call on christmas, he's back in the good ol' U S of A! We have played EVERYDAY since that blessed day he got off the plane. happy happy happy. In the little more than three months he has been home we have been on road trips to St, George, Provo, and Salt Lake Utah, to The Rogers' Ranch, been quadding, to the AZ State Fair,
gone to the lake a handful of times, and the list could go on. I probably could have blogged about each of those, but i am busy girl! my deepest regrets.
^SLC Temple^
^Park City w/o snow^
^On top of the Conference Center, SLC^
In case you didn't already know, we are really cool.
On to my next "big thing"...
I MOVED!!!!!!!!! after a series of random events.... i am now living ON MY OWN. literally.. ALONE!
at first it was scary, but i am getting braver. [only 10 more weeks anyway.... :)]
i have a sweet table (thanks mom) and a sweet TV hutch (thanks chris and katie) and a sweet awesome huge couch (thanks shaina's dad and step mom) and a sweet bookshelf (thanks chels) and a sweet desk (thanks chels again) and the list goes on and on. as you can tell, i am loved. (feel free to lend/give me anything.)
It is so much fun!!!!! i have the best neighbors surrounding me ever! it makes living alone feel safer.
i have a new job! i am still a nanny. now serving a new family in TEMPE.
I miss BRODY like KA-RAZY! but i do like these little boys alot too..... OWEN AND CARTER.
owen is 4. carter is 7. they love NINJA TURTLES, POWER RANGERS, and STAR WARS.

I'M ENGAGED!!!!!!!!!
I bet no one saw it coming.
Let me tell you how this came to be. So, we talked about getting married for the first time probably
about...ummm... three years ago. The only thing that had to happen first was (a) graduate high
school (hahahahahhaha) and (b) serve the Lord on a mission for two years. Now that both those
things have been hereby accomplished, what else were we waiting for???
So, we have been 'dating' since he's been home and we both knew what was coming. He had been
plotting with Katie and Molly for awhile now (i don't know if i was supposed to know that?) but i
knew i wasn't allowed to look at his phone just in case i saw some secret combinations going on
between him and my sisters! All i knew was that when he popped the questions, it was gonna be
BIG! he asked crazy questions all the time! and now i see he was just trying to lead me off the trail!
So when we went to the Temple on wednesday to eat a pizza from papa john's (woot woot). Even
though the Temple is a little cliche, and it seems obvious enough to foreshadow such an event, i
honestly wasn't expecting him to do ANYTHING! for real. But he really wanted to stay for a long time!
so finally when he said let's go. i said okay, grabbed my bag and started walking to the car. I didn't get
too far when he said "hey!" I turned around and there he was down on one knee and little box in his
hands. He opened the box and said "will you marry me?" i said...
"are you serious?!" he said uhh yeah. is that a yes? . I said absolutely!

We are getting married JANUARY 15TH 2009! you all are invited. buy us lots of presents.
anyone thinking about getting married/engaged- i highly recommend it. freaking awesome fun!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

My Mosaic

This was freaking rad on katie richards' blog! so i tried it! ha

The Concept:

a. Type your answer to each of the questions below into Flickr Search (

b. Using only the first page, pick an image.

  1. c.Copy and paste each of the URLs for the images into

corresponding questions to picture in order!

1. What is your first name? BETHANY

2. What is your favorite food? POTATOES

3. What high school did you go to? HERITAGE ACADEMY 

4. What is your favorite color? ORANGE

5. Who is your celebrity crush? JOHNNY DEPP

6. Favorite drink? DR. PEPPER

7. Dream vacation? BRAZIL

8. Favorite dessert? CHOCOLATE CAKE

9. What you want to be when you grow up? I DO NOT KNOW

10. What do you love most in life? BEING HAPPY

11. One Word to describe you. RIDICULOUS


Wednesday, July 16, 2008

i'm jumping on the band wagon

Ok. so since everyone is cool and has one of these- i guess i could try to be cool too.

Leave me a "MUCHO MUCHO" rad comment about a memory you had with me or dealing with me or anything you remember at all!

I am sure this is going to turn into "tell embarrassing stories about bethany..." but that's ok! I am always up for a good laugh in my expense! There are plenty of things I have done in my youth to make fun of me for, so let's hear 'em!

After you leave your comment on my blog, make the same post on your own blog, so we can share things about you.


Friday, July 11, 2008


Ok- So this is a totally lame thing to blog about, but it was a really big accomplishment for me! My time is precious, and this took alot alot alot of time!



I honestly don't even know how it got like this. When I moved in, I never really moved in, I just kinda threw my stuff in a room and called in good!



yeah? yeah? you likey? ...thought so.

now if only i could do something about that wallpaper. 

Thursday, July 10, 2008

guess what....


nuf sed.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Break a leg!

ok- i didn't break my leg. But i might as well have!
I mentioned that at Gisela i bashed my knee cap all up going down a water fall!

At first when it hit it was PURE WHITE! and flat?
i watched it as it turned blue, and purple and SWOLLEN.
It was a miracle i hiked out of there because on the way home, i was about to cry just pushing the clutch when i had to down shift! But i am stubborn and i battled through it.

All day saturday, i sacraficed myself and stayed down instead of doing chores. I know i know. i am so selfless.
(but really- it is hard to stay sitting down when everyone around you is moving!)

On Sunday, my awesome Mom took me to the Emergency Room. Every one there was SOO NICE! and mom is so awesome, and really is selfless, for sitting there with me for THREE HOURS! i love that woman.

They gave me a hefty-duty knee brace for my smasheed up knee cap! and my favorite part-heavy duty PAIN MEDS! YAH TRICK YAH YAH!

I look sicky sicky with my gnarly crutches and knee brace! I am not so mobile but at least i am TAN!


Early Friday morning we loaded up the Scion and set out for our adventure!!!!

Max, Chels, Spence, Emma, Coco, and I were off to Gisela!

The ride in the car was a little squished seeing that we had four people in the back and only three seats! But we are a really close family! So we did just fine!

Max is Rad.

If anyone has ever been to Gisela they know the hike down is super fun! For the most part there is a trail, but sometimes you must do a little exploring to find your way through the thick, tall, sticky, bamboo reeds! Future reference: Don't forget your machete.

But finally we got there and wasted no time! Collette and I were first! Then Chels and then Spence.

finally Max, who dragged Emma along with him!

We went down the slide we found a few times ago! The slide is not what you would imagine. It is a slope in the rock that, when wet, is slippery and you can slide right down into the water! But it stops about 20 feet above the water and you free fall the rest of the way! Way awesome!
(but don't go head first!)

Here are some shots of the slide!

View from the top! Right before you go down the slide.

Collette, Spencer, Chels, and I all attempted the (next to) highest cliff! YAH TRICK!

Emma and Matthew chose to boycott the cliffs and relaxed and caught some gnarly crawdads and frogs!

When we all got tired of cliffs, we stopped and had a picnic with some nasty wanna be versions of lunchables! (we'll chose wiser next time!)

We rested a bit and played with TOD The Toad that Coco and I found wedged between two rocks!

After our quick (but nasty) lunch break- WATERFALL TIME! We traveled against the current and found some radical slippery rocks to slide down!


Besides everyone getting sunburnt to death, Collette getting dehydrated, and me smashing up my knee cap, We left with our body parts in tact and no one died. Which is a good thing. (for the most part. )

We hiked up the mountain

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we slid down a fountain

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the water was cold

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beth, spence and coco are bold

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we ate nastty lunchables

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bethany's knee went crunch-able

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we all had a fun time

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this is the end of our rhyme

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