Thursday, August 18, 2011

New Blog

This blog is officially going to be stopped and we're moving over to our new blog.

New website:

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Friday, July 29, 2011

Weekend Love

I'm in the airport about to go see my fiancé :) couldn't be more excited. And my bridal shower in Seattle is this weekend! Are you coming!?

isn't he so dreamy?!

Sunday, July 24, 2011


Ok so I know I have been extremely awful about this blog. But its not because there has been a lack of stuff going on in my life. There has been a lot going on actually....mostly Brock and I getting ENGAGED!!! WAHOO :) Yes, I know it was very fast and yes I know that he just got home from his mission. But it is so right. everything is so perfect with us and we are excited beyond belief to be getting married to each other. If you know us then you know that it has been a long time coming for us to be getting married.

Sooo here's the details:
Date: September 3, 2011
Reception Venue: Sleepy Ridge in Orem, Utah and then the Quick's Home on Sept 9th in WA for an open house
Temple: Salt Lake City
Colors: Blush pink, Rose Pink, Ivory

Annnnnd everyone has been asking me how he proposed. Soo I will just spill the story on here! :) Last weekend as most of you all know was the opening of Harry Potter. Brock and I have always been quite fond of hp and I knew that it was coming out but we weren't planning on being together that weekend. I was sneaky though and got the weekend off so that i could go and surprise him and take him to hp. So I got there and surprised him on Thursday the 14th and so we were hanging out and he said to me hey my parents want to take us to dinner tonight. And I was like alright where..and he said cheesecake factory. Sweet if you ask me! So 7 hits and we head off to Bellevue to go to the cheesecake factory. Now when you are getting off the exit to bellevue you can either go east or west. And so Brock starts to head east even though I know for a fact he needs to head west. And I start telling him off about how he is wrong and he keeps saying to me..but my dad told me to go east. And he won't listen! And I'm TICKED! So next thing I know I am seeing the signs for the Bellevue Botanical gardens.....and I know it then. Because if you didn't know..Brock and I had our first kiss at the botanical gardens there when we were 15. And so I shut up about giving him a hard time after that. And so we walked around the botanical gardens for a while..brock tried to fake me out by tying his shoe and then pulling out his phone..didnt work..i saw right through it. And then finally we stopped at the spot that we had our first kiss...and Brock started telling me all this lovey dovey stuff and then he proposed. It was perfect. Just him and I and the gardens. It was amazing.
right after the engagement! :) 

So we're engaged. And loving life. Even though we are apart we have been lucky and get to be together a lot. We found our apartment last night and are so excited! Everything is just working together great...not to say they aren't some crazy bumps along the way. But things are going great. And we are so excited to get married. It's all we talk about.

my ring! IM OBSESSED! :)

right after the engagement! :) 

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Life is good.

This boy came home. Finally. And life couldn't be better. Its amazing to have him home. :) More updates to come! ...when I'm not busy with him..hehe

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Time flies when your having fun! :)

I feel like life is on fast forward lately. I have been working like crazy, and now vacationing, and then when we get back I start working like crazy again until we head for Seattle. I have 13 days of work left, and 9 more days off until we head up to Seattle. Add in clinical hours somewhere in there for school and I basically have no days off, and a whole lot to do before we head up there. Hopefully I can figure out how to get everything done that I need to before we head for Seattle. It will literally be a miracle if I can pull it off without having a major heart attack in the process.

But I have figured out it is better to be busy these days. Because when I'm not, time starts to go slow and the hours until that dang boy gets home seem to never pass. But I don't have that problem very often. Its actually kind of odd to me that on Monday, Brock will only have 3 weeks and then that dang boy will be home. Finally. I know...most of this blog has been complaining about how he is never coming home. I still kinda think that it is to good to be true and he wont be coming home that soon but I know its happening sooner than I think. And with everything going on...I'm sure it will come even faster that I think it will.

In other news, I am still in Washington DC and I head back tomorrow. DC and NYC have been so dreamy. I mean yes, tons of walking. But worth it? Of course! I have had so many fun experiences out here. Blogging about them all most likely to come on Saturday. After all...this adventure isn't quite over :)

Thats it for now. I'm off to sleep so I can wake up early and head to the white house and capitol. Then its home tomorrow night. And then real life and work comes again. But its good to be busy in my life right now. If not I am just waiting and waiting and wishing time would go by faster. But don't a few will all be over. And Brock and I can go back to driving eachother crazy ;)

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


Today I'm sick. And it got me thinking...crap..I have to give cherry blanket back like asap. For those of you who don't know...Brock gave me a contract before he left. It basically said that I could keep cherry blankie while he was gone and when he was back we had to give it back to Brandi. Well Brock is home in less than 6 weeks now (yay) and it looks like my time with cherry is getting shorter and shorter. So until then...I'm cuddling with cherry as much as possible! 
right after I got cherry and this is how I look today..sick

Sunday, May 1, 2011

2 posts in one night.

Although I had a very good night, fun filled with friends and family, I'm super down in the dumps tonight. This doesn't happen to me often but I'll tell you why its happening tonight.

1. All my friends are engaged and getting married, and I just want that dang B to come home already. I know, I know..7 more weeks is nothing. EVERYBODY tells me this. but guess what. Even though the time is getting still feels like forever away to me. I just want his butt on US soil again. I want to be able to call him and just chat with him. thats all i'm asking for. just to talk to him. I guess that will happen next I can't complain to much. but still. I'm complaining a little bit. because I feel like I have the right. Its been two years. That's to blasted long and I want my boy home. NOW.

2. I miss Hawaii. I took advantage of the sun and the warmth and the ease of life there. I wanted to be back home..but now I miss it more than ever. I feel like I yearn for the sunny warmth of hawaii especially when the utah weather is so dumb. I think I may just call kayli and tell her that we need to run away to hawaii together. I'm sure she would get it. Sun...I need you. please come back to me and make me tan again!

3. I miss my friends in Rexburg. Well..most of them aren't in Rexburg..but I miss my college friends. I dont have many friends here in Utah from high school. Most of my real friends are from college or washington growing up. and I miss hanging out with them. Work is great and I would rather work than go to school..but I miss my friends there. I have a feeling that the second fall semester starts I will be taking a little visit to Rexburg to see them.

So there is my sob fest for the night. It's definetly time for me to get sleep and of course..knowing me I will be up in the morning happy again. But tonight, let me miss those things. Especially my boy. Please oh please let the next 7 weeks go by quick. I need that....

come home please

Since Birth.

Tonight was our dear family friend Amanda LaBato's wedding. If you didn't know..the LaBatos and my family...well we are basically family. Abbey has been my best friend since birth. and abbs and I have the friendship that our moms that will last forever! Here's some pics from tonight. 
sisters...basically :)
I play third wheel a lot with these two.. and i don't mind
like mother like daughter :)

Thursday, April 28, 2011

My New Baby.

This past weekend I got a new car!!! WAHOO! :) I am very excited! It is a new 2011 Nissan Sentra! I got a really good deal and I'm very happy about my decision! It has all the good stuff....keyless entry, bluetooth, Ipod hookup...the works :) Here's some pics! I love it!
the exterior :) 
the interior
In other news, I get to talk to B on the phone in a week and 3 days :) And he gets home in 1 month and 23 days! :) It can't come soon enough!
love him

Friday, April 22, 2011

Dearest Night Shift

Tonight you are boring. Its only 2 am and I am ready for you to be over with. 4 more hours? This is how I feel......
The CNA behind me...ya I can't understand a word she says

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

So I've been busy!

I haven't posted in a while! But I have an excuse..I've been super busy! Here's a few things that have happened in the past couple weeks!

1. My little dog jazzy died :( super sad news! Basically she and I were bff and lets be honest..I was her favorite person ever. 
Isn't she just the cutest thing you ever saw?
2. I moved out of rexburg and back home! No more Rexburg..ever. Surprisingly, I'm not really sad about that. 

3. I work...a lot! And I love it! I seriously couldn't ask for a better job. And I work with Mel which makes life all the better. 
yea...we have fun! :)
4. We went to Vegas last weekend. And I got a free Celion Dion ticket. Yes. Free. It was amazing. We had a total blast.
the guy who took this picture was 100% wasted. And his finger ended up on the pic. oh well haha.
5. B comes home in two months! I think I've decided I'm going to call him B on my blog. I dunno..I think it sounds cool. I can't wait for him to get his little tooshy home!
he's so cute :) 60 days people.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Still have the fever.

Yes, its true. I still have the bieber fever. And its getting worse. I own all his songs. and I know every word to every song. Since the last time I talked about JB I have seen his movie 3 times and I just found out that his movie comes out on dvd on May 13th. You better believe that I will be pre-ordering it. 
how sexy is he. 

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Happiness. I'm easy to please.

Tonight I'm laying on the couch watching Tangled. It's my favorite movie. If you haven't seen it, I highly recommend it. It's one of those feel good disney movies. Love those. 
I saw this movie first in Hawaii. gosh I miss Hawaii. Anyways..should I be doing homework? Yes. But I'm happy just watching tangled and pretending to do homework at the same time :) 

Wednesday, March 30, 2011


Today I miss Hawaii. Can I go back and be tan again? I feel pale. and unhealthy because I'm so white. I miss you Hawaii. Take me back to you.


11 weeks.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Sun Down to Sun Up.

I've been busy lately. For instance. I worked last night. I went to work when the sun was going down. And then I left work when the sun was coming up. My body was so confused. But this is going to be normal from now on. My work schedule is crazy. And it involves me working days, nights, and evenings. I'm trying to be flexible because I'm just grateful to have a job. 

Today I laid in bed and slept after work. My dog slept too. I love my dog if you didn't know. Probably more than most people in the world. We had a lazy day. And it was nice. I haven't had a chill day in weeks. And today was one of them. I should have done homework. But I didn't. 
isn't she cute?
I only have two weeks left in Rexburg. This is my last semester there. And luckily I got the last two weeks of school off from work. So I'm going to get my homework done and try to have fun. I love Rexburg. I will miss it. Its been good for me. 

Basically I'm starting a new chapter in my life now. And it will be nice to just work and be at home for a while. Life has been pretty stressful the past couple of weeks. And I feel the toll it is taking on my body. So hey, its time to work. And summer. Summer is going to be great. 

Thats it for me right now. 

Saturday, March 19, 2011

I'm old.

Today I feel old. I know that people joke around about feeling older on your birthday. But today I am feeling it. I think its because I have started my job and realize that I kind of have a responsibility now. I'm a nurse. Not a student. I'm the person that people are asking questions to. Its weird. I'm old. I even had to work on my birthday. Who does that happen to? I mean happens to old people. 

But tonight I'm going to be a kid and go to Rodizio Grill for my birthday. It's my favorite place. I can't wait to get stuffed full.
This was what happened last time I ate here...I almost died I was so happy

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Hi Library

I don't like you anymore. We aren't friends. I can't get anything done when I'm here anymore. 

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

It's Official.

I got a a real job! A Registered Nurse job. A PAYING job. Can you believe it?! Neither can I! I'm so excited. And the best part. Its the same place that my best friend Melody works. We get to work together. I couldn't be happier. I get experience. I get 25$ an hour. I get to work with my best friend. What could get better than that? ...well I guess all of that and working in labor and delivery..but oh well! Its a veteran's home and I couldn't be more excited to start. I start thursday night! Wish me luck!
looks like my hard work paid off!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Current Obsession.

I'm sitting here on the couch, sick, watching a movie...and all I can think about is this...
i wish i was in utah right now so i could have some...

Thursday, March 3, 2011

The Sisterhood

As most of you know...I lived with some of the most amazing girls I have ever met last year. And right now..I miss them a lot. Its like the sisterhood of the traveling pants. we are still best friends, but all doing our own thing now. Its hard sometimes. I miss all the fun times we had together. Its just not the same. They will always be what I remember about college. We went through SO much together. And become SO close because of it. These girls hold a special place in my heart and always will. Mel. Laur. Cass. Tawn. I love you girls. And I always will. Here's a shout out to you guys.

I miss our cafe rio dates. Remember after clinical when we would go there exhausted and just devour our food. I miss us sitting in class making fun of EVERYONE around us. I miss our humor that nobody else gets. I miss us just having those talks we would have. I miss you waking me up in the morning or you trying to wake me up and me rolling back over in bed. I miss my best friend. You just get me like nobody else does. Remember when we would sing in the car on the way to clinical and try not to fall asleep. Or how we would text eachother all day during clinical if we were on different floors. remember when people would ask us if we were sisters and we would say yes. because we were. and we are. 

Luckily I get to see you every once in a while but its still not the same. I miss us making popcorn. Every day. I miss movie night. every night. remember how we would sit and watch youtube videos all the time. or how I would come visit you at the snoshack every day. I miss our crazy times. I miss our dance parties. I miss seeing you every day like I used to. I never realized how long you were at school until I wasnt your roommate and now I dont see you. 

I miss us sitting on the couch in the webster house creeping on people. I miss us in the car singing our brains out to owl city. I miss us going to owl city concert in the pouring down rain and me cutting in the will call line so that I wouldn't have to wait in line in the rain. I miss your scary driving haha. I miss "its all about steve" haha. I miss you coming to visit me in hawaii. remember that day when we went like all around the island and got so tan. I miss the beach with you.

I miss being able to talk to you. I miss us sitting in the library groundhogging it. I miss that we knew all the same people and yet didn't know each other forever. I miss walking around campus with you and either you or I knew who everyone was. I miss being "tawnys roommate." I miss you and all your men. I miss the day you were going into the mtc and i got to say bye to you right before you went. I miss you and cant wiat to see you in a little more than a year.

these are the best friends a girl could ask for.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Worry-Free Weekend

This past President's Day weekend I got to do something that my friend Lauren and I have been dying to do for YEARS! Disneyland. And let me tell you. It was fabulous. Here's a little synopsis for you of the trip

Day 1 (Friday): Started out pretty sketchy when I decided that instead of getting on the plane that I would get a caramel apple cider. They were calling my name on the overhead system saying "Paging Allison Fox, this is the final call for boarding." So I had Lauren run and tell them I was coming while I got my cider and barely made it on the plane. Priorities people. We finally got to Long Beach, headed to our ghetto motel and went straight to Disneyland. 1st thing on the to do list? Get a corn dog of course. Best corn dog I've ever had. Greasy. Fried. Delicious. Almost gave me a heart attack it was so bad for me. But amazing. Then we hit up our first ride. Space Mountain. Now let me give you a little background info...when I was little, I was TERRIFIED of roller coasters. I seriously had a bad fear of them. Now that I'm older, I love them. I love that feeling you get on them. Adrenaline. Awesome. So anyways I was always to scared to go on space mountain when I was little, but that was our first ride, and definitely one of my favorites. We went on it twice that day. And then the rest of the day we went on all the rides in disneyland basically. Then it started to rain. so we went to rainforest cafe (amazing) and got lots of food, went to a movie that night, and then we got out of the movie at 10 and it wasn't raining so we went on 5 rides in an hour and a half and loved life. Oh, and we were exhausted at the end of the night. and wet. oh and i bought a poncho. best idea EVER. Lauren wouldn't buy one. she's against them! 

Day 2 (Saturday): We got up at 8:30, got ready, and it was a gorgeous day. We were so happy. So off we went to California Adventure in our flip flops ready for another day of fun. And it was. We went on California Screamin 3 times that day. I'm obsessed with that ride. Its so fast. And only really fun when you are in the front row. Its not the same if your not in the front row because you don't get the same kind of rush if your not. Then we hit up tower of terror 3 times that day too. And space mountain again. Ok so we were totally roller coaster junkies on Day2. And I felt super sick afterwards. And of course we went on all the other rides in California Adventure. But the weather kept saying it was going to start raining at 3. And wow. at started pouring. And then bad things happened. Lauren fell because her flip flops didn't have good traction. I felt super sick from all the roller coasters. And so we went home. And took a nap in our ghetto hotel. And then we woke up, got some dinner and went to the show called World of Color. Its this new amazing water show in california adventure and Ah i can't describe it but you should look it up on youtube. And it was POURING during it. But we survived. And it was amazing. And then we went on some rides that night. And then went home. More exhausted than the day 1.

Day 3 (Sunday): I woke up, already exhausted and with a headache. Bad way to start a day, but it was our last day so we had to make the most of it. And it was SUNNY! Wahooo! We started off the day with a little devotional, we watched a conference talk. So we felt good about that. Then we headed off to  Ariel's Grotto. Lauren kept saying that she wanted to go to this place, and man it didn't disappoint. It is character dining so basically we ate a 3 course meal and Ariel, Snow White, Aurora, Mulan, and Cinderella came around to the tables and chatted and took pictures with us. Amazing. No lines to wait in to see them. They just came to us. So amazing. I loved it. Then we did the highlights that day. We did tower of terror, space mountain, california screamin, peter pan, pirates of the Caribbean, and I think thats it. Even though it was super sunny it was really really cold so for dinner we had this amazing bread bowl and then we went shopping that night. We got home pretty early and I fell asleep at 8:45. Yeah, I was tired and exhausted. And then we had to wake up at 3:40 to get our shuttle for our flight so I didn't feel bad about going to bed that early. Oh, and the shuttle guy took us to the wrong airport..yeah it was bad, but we made our flight. And got home. 

It was an awesome trip. Something that I have been wanting to do for a long time. And we finally did it! Here's some pics from the trip! 

front of disneyland, Day 1!
best corn dog ever
space mountain
minnie's house
toy story ride!
we're toys in a toy box!
our castle
california adventure
cinderella. my fav princess
space mountain! love that face :) 
that's california screamin in the background!
california screamin! such a rush!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Bieber Fever.

I went and saw the Justin Bieber movie last night. I'm obsessed. Call me crazy but I see why Selena Gomez (who is older than him) is dating him. I would too. He's adorable. And he came from a single parent home and lived his dreams. I will be his fan until the day I die. Justin Bieber. I love you.
How could anyone resist him?

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Day of Love.

I think this might be my V-day activity. Aren't these adorable? 

I like...

Lately I've had some things that I just can't get off my mind. I want them all the time. Here's a few.

1. Dolce and Gabbana Light Blue. Yes I wear it everyday. I can't get over how much I adore the smell of it. New signature perfume? yes.

2. Red Mango. I think if I lived in Utah, I would have this everyday. I literally could have it breakfast, lunch, and dinner. love it.

3. Mcdonalds (fresh) french fries and hot fudge sundaes. I'll admit it. I love it. Especially at night. sitting in the car at the temple with haley eating french fries and hot fudge sundaes. life doesn't get much better.

4. Cafe Rio. I would also eat this multiple times a week if I could. someday I tell you...

5. Singing in the car. with niff and haley. end of story.

6. Working out. Apparently I forgot how much I love to get exercise. but now I remember. 

7. Jeggings. Just got a pair. love them. 

8. My black boots. As my dad says, "my calvary boots". 

Thats it. 

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

floor 3.

Chillin with Haley and Taylor. Classic night in the library. 

Monday, January 31, 2011

18 Days.

Until I go to Disneyland with this chick. 
see that look on our faces..ya we were 16 but we were excited then too.
To say we're excited is an understatement. 

Sunday, January 30, 2011


I don't think I would wait for the 15 minutes to get the second marshmallow...maybe I should work on that :)
"God's promises are not always fulfilled as quickly or in the way that we might hope. "

Monday, January 24, 2011


Lately I've been super happy. I don't know quite what it is but I think a lot of it has to deal with how much stress is gone from my life after nursing school. One of my friends came up to me today and was like, "Ali, you seem so much less stressed and happy this semester." And its true. Nursing school was super hard on me and I feel like I didn't get to go through the real college experience. So heres some things I love lately about school. 

1. The Roads. I flat out love eating at the crossroads. Or hanging out there. Or both. I may have spent 2 hours in the roads today. 

2. Living with my sissy. Its quite pleasant actually. We share a bathroom and a room and really...its not bad. We cook with each other a few times a week and its nice. Its a joy actually. 

3. Oreo night. Kind of my highlight of the week to be honest. All the homies get together and we have oreos and milk every Thursday. Best night of the week. Hands down. 

4. My girls niff (jenn) and haley. I adore these two girls at the moment. No really...I could be with them all day and not get bored. 

5. Being at the library but not getting anything done. The past few years I would have to go to my own little cubicle and study super hard in order to get everything done. Not the case haley and I watched tv in the library. And we were loud...and had a super awkward experience with a random guy. 

Those are just a few things. I love it. 

dip party last night with the friends. love it.

Sunday, January 16, 2011


After yesterday would I go back to Hawaii and the sun? Nope! ..not right now at least! Even though I loved Hawaii...the winter and I..we get along pretty well I'd say! Yesterday was a prime example of the winter and I being friends. A couple of my friends went up to Targhee yesterday and I of course was there in a heartbeat. Since I've been in Hawaii I haven't been up skiing yet and you know that this is not ok in my book. I think I was just meant to ski. Its probably on my top five favorite things to do in this world. Actually it is on my top five..not probably.
The snow yesterday wasn't to amazing though. It was Washington snow. Heavy powder and a little moist. Not the normal dry, light powder that we get around here. Was it still freaking fun though? YES. So more towards the end of the day we decided that we wanted to build a jump. The snow was so soft that it would be a super soft landing and hey..why not build a jump right?
  This is embarrassing but this video is of my going off the jump...and crashing. I don't know why but I like posting embarrassing videos on my blog. Its kind of fun for me! Ok but you have to hear the story behind it. I don't know why but when I'm skiing with people better then me and they tell me to do something...I most likely will do it because I want to get better. So I'm skiing with Loren and Kurt and they are by far some of the best skiers that I've ever skied with. They go off the jump first and say its a super soft landing and I'll be just fine. But they also said I just needed to bomb it and not slow down on my way to the jump. So of course..I do what I'm told..they are better than me after all! So I crashed..but least I did it and I wasn't even scared. I would do it again if that jump was still there. I really love getting my adrenaline pumping when I'm skiing. Its more fun that way. So here's the video. Don't laugh to hard when you see it :)

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Subzero Temps

I'm back in Rexburg....and its snowing. a lot! Ok so the last post needs to be disregarded because its completely wrong now. I moved back to Rexburg yesterday. I guess I couldn't handle life when I'm not doing school full time. This way I don't have to drive so much and I'm also getting my scholarship money because I'm going full time . Its a long story of how it all happened but I'm back. And I'm SO happy! I love Rexburg...and I feel like Rexburg loves me too. Even though the temps are subzero....I feel like I belong here. And yes...I am a school junkie..but I figure why not get my bachelors degree now! Right?!?!?! 
I love seeing the temple everyday :)

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Life after Paradise.

I'm sad to even be writing on my blog anymore. In Hawaii I always had fun things I could write on my blog. I had so many cool experiences there that I didn't even have enough time to write them all on my blog. Now I'm home. Christmas was amazing being home, but now the reality of never being in Hawaii like that ever again is setting in. I just experienced this once in a lifetime chance that hardly anyone gets to do. Real life just doesn't seem as cool as it once did. Things are going to be pretty hectic this semester though. Here's the schedule for the semester:
Monday- BCC in Rexburg (It's a lab that I have to do for a class)
Tuesday-Friday: Work at Vision security from 8-3 
Friday: Drive to Rexburg and take my patho test
Saturday: Ski (hopefully) :)
Sunday: Church 
Yeah its a weird schedule....the weekdays will be in Utah..the weekends and Monday's in Rexburg. I know..its a pain, but its just what happened and I'm just going to go with it and have some fun while I'm at it :) 
All I really want to do is ski right now. I haven't been able to go yet this year and I'm DYING to get up to the mountain. I just bought some sweet new white spyder snow pants. They look so sweet with my coat I got last year. I think I will be able to get up there next weekend though (cross your fingers!) Skiing is the one HUGE plus to being back in the mainland. I was made for skiing...not for surfing :) AH can't wait!!! 
Here's a quick pic from Christmas! 
At least I can prove I was tan....even if its going away fast!