Monday, February 28, 2011

Day 4 - A picture of your favorite night

Really? I don't even know. I would post a picture of our wedding but y'all would probably go straight to the gutter with it.
John says honeymoon. Once again, straight to the gutter.
Every night is your favorite night when you get to cuddle with Johnny-boy.
We'll leave it at that.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

happy birthday

To the most amazing girl I know. I've never met anyone as genuine as Kirstyn. The amount of people at her surprise party last night just goes to show that she is loved by all.
Happy 21st gorgeous girl!
I love you!
Yes, I cut straight across bangs. They're different, but I'm liking them.

Day 3 - A picture of your favorite TV cast

Emily: Law and Order: SVU
John: Community

Friday, February 25, 2011

Day 2 - A picture of you and someone you have been close with for a while

I figured we could just do a joint picture for this.
John and Daniel have been best friends for as long as...forever. I don't even know how long it's been. Mandy and I grew up in the same stake, went to school together K-12 and have been such great friends for most, if not all of that time!
The fact that we ended up marrying best friends is amazing.
We've had great times together, before we were married, and after.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

blog challenge.

So this has been floating around fbook, but I've decided to make it a blog challenge. So here we go.
Day 1: Post a picture of yourself with fifteen facts
1. I want to have my own photography business
2. Utah football is my first love.
3. I have a goal to reach 500 miles in 2011 (through exercising)
4. I miss my Jetta.
5. My favorite color is green.
6. My biggest fear is John dying young.
7. I can't give up Diet Coke. I've tried.
8. I love sushi. Especially tuna.
9. I love the Jazz and want to own the franchise.
10. I wish I knew how to ski.
11. I love Seinfeld. I watch it every day after work.
12. I can't wait to be a mom.
13. I have a weird desire to move to Oregon.
14. I wanted to be an attorney until I worked at a law firm.
15. I'm in love with my best friend.
1. He wants to own a tractor.
2. Biggest fear is "big cats"
3. He owns a Model "A"
4. He hates school.
5. He's good at the guitar.
6. He can learn how to do literally, anything.
7. He wants lots of kids.
8. He knows how to crochet.
9. He once ate a live bug...and a goldfish.
10. He served in Latvia.
11. His favorite movie is Labyrinth
12. Daniel is his best friend.
13. He wants to live in a small town.
14. He has a mustache.
15. He loves his wife...that is a fact.
I want you to know...he told me to write those. Just the way they're written.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

the hole of jackson and love day

A while back, John and I were invited to go to Jackson Hole with Laird on his annual family weekend trip. We gladly accepted, and went up this last weekend. We left Friday afternoon and came back Sunday night; it was quick, but it was so worth it!
We spent the weekend hanging out, eating a lot, window shopping, and actually shopping. Laird drank his weight in soda while we were there, but it's okay because it was in mourning of losing the one and only, the legend, Jerry Sloan.
We're torn Jazz fans. It's hard to see the team without Jerry. It will be interesting to see where life takes the Jazz.
The first picture with an animal. After this picture we were told we had to take a picture with every animal we saw. There were lots.
Think John could carve this? I do. I just don't know where we get a stump that large.
Laird told J to dip me...he then attempted to lick my face while doing-so. This is the result.
Infamous arch photo.
Add the one and only LSwens.
Yeah...words can not describe.

Just a picture I took on the way home.
We took a wrong turn and ended up going through Bear Lake.
Yes, I know this is crooked. I saw the store and DIED. I had to pull over and snap a shot.
Such a fun trip! It was so nice to be out of the city, even if it was only for a weekend.
As everyone is aware...yesterday was Valentine's day. John and I both had to work all day, and I had class last night, a class that my teacher told us would be "advisable" to attend. So we didn't really have any time to anything.
J brought home these pretty flowers, and also cooked dinner after I got out of class, and we watched the movie Valentine's day. I wish we had more time to spend together, but oh well. You do with what you have.
These are my gifts from John for the day of love.
I own these pumps...the heels are DESTROYED by Rufus, so John bought me new ones.
And these cute rain boots! Classic YELLOW. With a zipper on the back.
I've also decided that I'm going to start keeping my shoes in the boxes because of a certain animal who thinks he can chew anything he wants. *cough*RUFUS*cough*

Monday, February 7, 2011

photo class

So a little update. These are some pictures I've taken for my class. Ignore the black and white on the edges, they are for printing purposes and I don't wnat to edit them again just for the blog. Sorry. Feel free to share your thoughts.
This is the view of the capital through one of the offices in my building.
I took this while waiting for TRAX one day on campus. I cropped it to be elongated like that, I just liked it better that way.
Our little monument for Gordon.
This is the monument put up for the Children of Light at the Anderson Library. I added in my lantern from it to make it a public and personal monument. The powerlines in the picture absolutely drive me crazy, but as I learn to use photo shop, I will fix it, do not fear.
I am so obsessed with these tulips. I just love the colors.
And of course Dad's little tribute to the Motherland in his yard.

happy birthday dirty d money

I just made up that nick-name...just now. I don't know how much Daniel would like it.
Anyway, Daniel turned 24 on Saturday and we were lucky enough to get to celebrate with him!
We went to dinner at the one and only TT and then headed to FatCats. We ran into Tanner there and found out that his wife works there, and she was so generous and let us bowl for free. Seriously, so nice of the both of them to do that.
Just me and the hubby. You know
The boys. They're all fantastic.
And the wives. I hate that every picture Mandy and I take together ends up being awful of me, oh well I guess. Something I have to get over.
It was so fun to get out with friends and actually do something on a weekend! It is something that I think must happen more often.
Sunday our stake changed out ward boundaries and we found out that we're becoming a family ward! WHOO. No more newlyweds and nearly-deads. PRIMARY, YOUNG MEN/WOMEN. Oh, I'm so excited. And then we get a phone call tonight, and John and I were asked to be CTR 5 Primary Teachers. I AM SO STOKED.
John goes, "A whole class of Noelle's?!" and I immediately knew it was going to be an experience. A great one, with lots of fantastic stories.
Of course, yesterday was also the super bowl. I am in no way a Steelers fan. I just am not. I would only cheer for the Steelers if they were playing against the Cowboys or the Patriots, and maybe the Broncos. I am just not a band-wagon person, and I hate that those teams are such band-wagon teams. Needless to say, I was very happy that the Packers won.
By the way, I didn't even notice that Christina Aguliera (SP? I DON'T KNOW) miffed the lyrics to the National Anthem. Is that bad? I also thought the BEP were entertaining, but I think they aren't that good at singing live. LOVED Lea Michelle singing America the Beautiful (and loved the new Glee last night), and I must say my favorite commercial was the Darth Vader one. I died laughing. What was your favorite?

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Who I Am

I stole this idea from the one and only Mandy.
Thanks for the cute idea, lady. :)
I am...emily lawrence
I want...a house of my own
I have...the most amazing husband
I wish...I enjoyed running
I hate...math
I fear...postpartom depression
I websites constantly
I wonder...what life will be like in the future
I regret...not being more serious about academics in high school
I family
I ache...all over
I always...hit the snooze at least twice
I usually...wear a jacket at all times
I am not...5'6 and never will be
I music in the grocery store
I sing...any time I can
I never...floss
I sometimes...miss my brother
I cry...for no reason at all
I am not always...the best at telling stories
I lose...pens
I am people's behavior
I need...a vacation with my John
I at the gym

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


I know, it's been forever. I seriously need a break from life, and haven't even had time to think, let alone blog.
I'll try and update you on the past month, but I honestly don't know that I can remember all of it.
The beginning of January started out with a whole lot a stress, when on the first day of school I also found out that my company was majorly downsizing due to attorneys leaving to start their own firm. Panic attack central. LUCKILY, I kept my job, and we are now working crazily to pick up the pieces after people have left.
January also meant Teddy's birthday (like how I just skipped over the entire month?). He's now 62, which is hard for me to believe. I've always thought 62 was like waaay old. When I was younger, I was always scared my Dad wouldn't be at my wedding because he'd be in 60's and that was just ancient to me! Now I realize that it's really not, and even though he's an exception, he's still just as young as ever.
January also meant the 18 month mark for John and I. Being married a year and a half is kind of surreal. Some days it feels like it was last week, and other times I can't imagine a time that I was not with him. But I guess that's just what happens!
Anyway. Moving on.
I was in class one night, came home to an empty apartment, and about 20 minutes later there was a knock on my back door. Frightening, because I hate being home alone, and then I had to answer the door. But no worries, it was just Patty and John. They had been to Costco, which I knew, but John told me he was going for a few things. In they come with more food than we've probably ever had in our house, okay, exaggeration. BUT, it was a lot of food. Patty found out we eat out a lot, and she was appalled, so she bought us groceries.
You see, I'm trying really hard to eat better. Being in class until 9 every night makes it really hard to come home and make myself make an actual dinner. TBell is just so much easier! But now I have the food that means no excuses, and I've been doing well! I crave processed food, but I really am just done looking at myself in the mirror with nothing positive to say about my image. Sad, but true.
Wheat bread. I hate wheat bread. But I've accepted that it's better for you, and I am getting used to the taste.
Tuna, snap peas, tomatoes, carrots, apples, applesauce, 100 calorie packs, pop-tarts (for John), and oatmeal. This is pretty much all I eat now-a-days. It's repetitive, but it works!
We are so grateful for Patty. She really went out of her way to help us, and I really don't think THANK YOU counts for enough in this situation.
Well the Honda has been having some tire problems. For some reason my drive side front tire can not and will not hold air for long periods of time. We have yet to take it in, we just keep filling it up. We really don't want them to tell us that we need a new tire, but it's probably something that needs to get done. Seeing as I don't know how to change a flat. Probably something I should learn, huh?
This semester I'm in a photography class. Just a beginning photo class, teaches the basics of your camera, the settings, and we also get into photo shop. I already love it.
I took this for my class. I have to take at least 2 photos a week of just anything, and one day when I was walking to TRAX, I decided I would stop and take this, because I thought it looked pretty cool. I was PISSED when I opened it up in photo shop and saw the statue, the street light, power lines, etc. On my little camera screen I could just see the trees, and it looked awesome. I guess it's something I will have to try and fix, or go re-take the shot. Boo.
Oh running. I have started to the couch to 5k program with Anne. We have math together this semester, so we just go after class. It's kickin' my butt. I definitely need new shoes because after I run my hips hurt, and my knee. Just one knee. I'm hoping that as I go, I will start to enjoy it, because right now I'm not really loving it. I know (hope) it will get better though.
Anne and I...well Anne and I just am stealing the idea; we've decided we're going to do 500 miles in 2011, between running, biking, elliptical, etc. It's a big task...approximately 1 1/2 a day, which is kind of hard when you don't go to the gym every day (I'M WORKING ON IT!) but we can do it. It's a good challenge.
Other than those things, life is just the same old stuff. John and I are both in school, both working as much as physically possible, and still seeing each other for about an hour each day...long enough to tell each other goodnight, good morning and goodbye, is what I tell to people. It feels that way sometimes. No joke.
Goodnight is sounding pretty fantastic right now, I'm pooped.
I promise I'll blog before March. I have a post I want to steal from Mandy. So I will do that soon. Keep on stalkin'. I love when I hear people care what I write. :)