Monday, April 18, 2011

Easter Eggs!!!!!!!!!

Tonight Will and I colored eggs for Family Home Evening. I love this tradition. I think when we first got married, Will thought I was crazy because I wanted

to color eggs every Easter. After about two years, he really began to enjoy it.

I love to sit down at the table and chat with my best friend while we color eggs.

XOXO-Chels n Will

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Spring Time=Finals Time

Will and I at Toronto Supercross

Blake Wharton
Flower bouquet we made for my Grandpa's Funeral. It turned out so cute. I think my Grandpa would have loved it. Tanner, me, Billy, and Will after the BYU Lacrosse game BYU boys playing Lacrosse Me, Ceci, and Sheryl at the BYU Game----go Cougars! The poster I made to cheer on Shorty. Me by Shorty's bike in the pits. Indy Supercross Me and Seb before the track walk in Indy K Dub during the intro at Indy

Well it's official. I have completed another semester of law school. Thank goodness. I can't believe how fast this semester has flown by. Will and I have had so much fun these past few months and I have been so busy with school and our activities that I have not been up to date on our blog. Will is still in school at Oakland University. He has one final this week and one next week. I took my taxation of business entities final last Tuesday and yesterday I took my modern real estate transactions final. I had a really great semester. I feel like this was one of my funnest but busiest semesters. I took an estate planning class and LOVED it. This last week we had such awesome spring weather. It was like 70 degrees and sunny. However, today the wind was raging and we have snow in the forecast...YUCK. I am sooooo ready for Spring, meaning rain and sunshine, not snow.

To catch up on what has happened recently I think the most significant thing that has happened was that my Grandpa Dale passed away. Will and I were able to fly back to Utah for the funeral and to be with my family. I knew the morning that my dad called exactly what had happened. I cried for an hour straight when I got the phone call but then I knew I needed to get myself together and get a plane ticket home. We were able to fly out the next day. Will's mom came and picked us up from the SLC Airport. I couldn't wait to see my dad and give him a big hug. I knew he was hurting. It was hard to see my Grandma Carla sad and I couldn't not cry at all. The funeral was beautiful and I know that my Grandpa was in heaven watching down and comforting all of our family. It was so nice to hear all of my dad and his siblings stories about growing up and the time they had with my grandpa. I thought it would be nice for me to write a couple memories that I have of my grandpa. I spent so much time at our farm when I was little. I loved to be there. I was what my uncles would call me a "grease monkey." So I had a lot of time with my grandpa at the farm. I remember riding with him on the tractor while he was scraping the corrals. I remember that he would always get me a cup of tang whenever I was thirsty at the farm. I remember his dickies coveralls with his fisherman like hat. I am lucky enough to have one of his white hats that he gave me when I was in high school. I remember that he always had a candy in his pocket for everyone...jolly ranchers and werthers were my favorite. I remember deer hunting with him when I was little and eating roast beef sanwhiches with miracle whip and pepper. I remember the smell of his brown milking boots and yellow overalls. I know that last one sounded funny but after milking cows there is a very distinct smell that permeates the clothes and whenever I smell that I think of him. I remember the last time I got to see my Grandpa alive was last Christmas while Will and I were home on vacation. I remember giving him a kiss on the lips(of course if you know my grandparents) and him telling me he loves me and is proud of me. That is a moment I will always cherish. As I had to leave my family to head back to Michigan with Will, I had the opportunity to really think about how blessed I am to have the knowledge of the Gospel and to know that my grandpa is in heaven and that he is part of an eternal family. I know that I will be able to see my grandpa again and that is the biggest comfort to me. Love you Grandpa Dale!!!

The other things that took place during this semester were that Will and I were able to go to Indianapolis, Indiana to watch Supercross. Will's friend Sebastian Tortelli got us VIP Passes so we spent the entire day in and out of the pits. We were pretty much surrounded my all of the riders. I finally got to meet Andrew Short (one of my fav riders) and I was super disappointed. Not the nicest or most cheerful friendly guy. No worries though, I am still a fan. We did get to see Bubba, Malcolm Stewart, Chad Reed, Ryan Villopoto, Ryan Dungey, and all the other riders. Because Seb trains Blake Wharton, we were able to sit with Blake and his mom. It was so fun to hang out with them and get to cheer on Blake( I call him BW21)! Will and I got to do the track walk before all of the practices began. It was a once in a lifetime opportunity for us. Will walked with Seb and I kind of hung out by the equipment and watched all of the riders. I am sure I had a big huge cheesy smile on my face I was a little star struck. I was like two feet from Villopoto and Mike Alessi during the intro and riders meeting. Needless to say, we had a BLAST. We drove home after the race and it was over a 4 hour drive plus the time changed so by the time we got home it was 5 am and we had church that afternoon. It was a long drive but so worth it.

We also got to go to to Toronto Supercross in Canada with Julia and Oliver Lee and Ben and Ashlianne Drewry. We had a blast. Seb got us 3 VIP Passes and we took turns going down into the pits. I got a pic with Malcolm Stewart and unfortunately in his race, he crashed and was unable to finish the race. We all had a lot fun and it was fun to cheer on our favorite riders.

We have been watching Swamp People again!!!!!!! WE LOVE US SOME SWAMP PEOPLE. There is nothing more than I love than cuddling on the couch with Will and hearing Troy say, See ya later alligator. If you don't get it watch Swamp People and you will understand. Will and I laugh so hard everytime we watch it and make sure to use the quotes we learn from it each week when we talk to each other.

Will and I were able to house 2 BYU Lacrosse players while they were on a team trip in Michigan to play some games. We had Billy and Tanner stay with us and it was a blast. I felt like I had two brothers living with us and I think Will felt the same. We watched them play Michigan State and Central Michigan University. We all watched the NCAA tournament at night together. It was a really neat experience and we would gladly help out like that again.

Now, we are in the process of trying to figure out what is next for us in life. We have some plans in the forecast, but we are trying to check out all of our options and determine what our next steps will be. I have one more semester of classes and then an externship in the fall. Will is still studying psychology and has been accepted to a different school but our lips are sealed until we find out if that opportunity will work.

XOXO-Chels n Will

Monday, February 7, 2011

Arenacross Toledo

Sorry about the 1/2 upside down pics....blogger wouldn't let me turn it the right way. The pic above it what it looked like when we got to Toledo and the snow was still coming down.

Watching the races with my best friend!

Huntington Center

Will and I went to Toledo, Ohio this last weekend for our

anniversary getaway and to watch some arenacross. The

roads were horrible on our way to was a snowy mess.

I was so glad we left as early as we did or we would have been

in a bad way. We got to the hotel, took a dip in the hot tub,

took a nap and then woke up and went to Bob Evans for dinner.

I had a yummy chicken pot pie and will had meatloaf. It was

delicious. We went back to the hotel and played this game called
criminal suspects we picked up at Meijer. I'm pretty sure it's designed

for kids but we had a blast playing it. I went to the gym and worked

out on the treadmill while Will tried to figure out how to watch the UFC

fight. We woke up the next morning and headed into the city to watch

the races. The event was at the Huntington Center. As soon as

we walked in the door, you could hear the dirt bikes and smell the fuel.

Will was like a kid in a candy store. We watched his buddies team race.

It was so fun. We watched races for like 4 hours and it was one of the most

entertaning events I've been to. My favorite was the little kids on their 50's and

60' cute I can't even explain it. We had such a great time. We headed home

and made it in time to go to to the Ellis's for Superbowl party!!! That was a blast.

Thanks Ceci and Chris for the delicious food, amazing party, and a victory for the

PackerS!!!! :) Overall, we had a super great weekend and it was much needed.

Hope everyone had a great weekend!

Friday, February 4, 2011

4th Anniversary!

Yesterday Will and I celebrated our 4th Anniversary. Will worked all day and then has school all afternoon and night so we squeezed in dinner while he was on his break from school. I had to go to my school for a meeting with the Dean, which I ended up being 2 hours early for.....darn blackberry....I thought I was all high tech and scheduled it in my phone but I scheduled it for the wrong time. When I got back from the school, I found on our staircase up to our living room two while jewelry boxes. Will got me the cutest buttefly necklace with earrings and some big bling bling earrings....he knows my style :). When Will came home from work at 2, I gave him his present. I got him a new Fox backpack. He has been complaining of his old military backpack for ever but would never buy himself a new one, so guess what, that's what he got. He loves it and says it helps his back because it's not as heavy. I met Will at TGIFriday's for our annivesary dinner(classy I know) in between his two night classes. I ended up ordering some pasta and honestly it was freakin' NASTY. I as bummed so I just had a side salad. Will had a 3 part sampler and his was delicious. I had been working all day on making my first fondant cake. I thought our annivesary was the perfect excuse for baking. I am now obsessed with fondant. It's so fun. I was surprised at how easy it was to roll, cut, and decorate with it. I made a red velvet cake with buttecream icing and fondant. I surprised Will with it when he came home from school. He loved it and was so excited I finally tried to use fondant. We had a great anniversary and it blows my mind that we have been married for 4 years...2 1/2 of which have been spent in Michigan. We are truly blessed to have each other and to have such great family and friends. We are planning on going to Toledo for the weekend for Arenacross for our anniversary get-away. I am excited to stay in a hotel with a nice pool so I can swim some laps. I'll post pics when we get back!! Have a great weekend everyone!

XOXO .....Chels n Will

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

SnoW DaY 2011

Today was my first Snow Day....woo-hoo.....Cooley canceled school. I had so many plans and goals to get accomplished today.....including reading and writing a brief....BUT in normal Chelsea style I did nothing on my list.....instead I did what I wanted to. I had such a great lazy but fun day. I even got to spend all afternoon with Will. He worked from 6-12:30 and then brought my Jimmy Johns for lunch. He also filed our tax return this afternoon! So my day started off around 8 this morning. I woke up ate an orange and watched the morning news. I was super interested in finding out what the storm totals were. We ended up getting about 6-7 inches, which was not even close to the 12-18 they predicted BUT I feel like I lucked wascanceledand we didn't even get that much snow. Anyways, here is what my
day consisted of:

Cleaning my's about time!!! I love a clean makes me want to cook :)
Will's dinner: Cashew Chicken on Rice

My new fav hobby: YOGA!!!---->

A Clean Bathroom!!!
This is the snow out our front door.

Will and I both really enjoyed our snow day and even better: It's our 4th Anniversary tomorrow!!!! I LoVe FeBruAry!!!
Chels n Will

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Pro Bull Riding 2011 @ the Palace

Today was such a great day....that is after I got out of class at 12! While I was in school, Will worked on his truck and put new brakes on it. He picked me up and we ran some errands. We came home, I fell asleep on the couch and Will did too when he came back in from fixing the broken light on my car.....long story......The best part of the day was we went and watched Bull Riders at the Palace. Will and I love watching bull riding on TV but watching pros live was sooooo much better than we expected. It was so fun to be surrounded by peeps with cowboys hats on, wranglers, boots, and country accents. The crowd was sooo rowdy and we loved it. I was so surprised at the rockin music they played...lots of Kid Rock of course since we r in the "D". I couldn't tell you who won but it was a riot just being there.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

PlayIn' CatCh UP!

I have officially been such a horrible blogger these last few months!!! I am way behind and I'm not even sure exactly where to start to try to catch up. So instead of trying to catch up I am just going to start off the new year with a blog for 2011. We spent New Years at our home this year watching Dick Clark's New Years Rockin Eve. We actually stayed up the whole time....usually one of us falls asleep before midnight. It's crazy to think that it's already 2011. New Years always reminds me of my friend, Kendra. Growing up we spent almost every New Years Eve together watching the ball drop and listening to the live music on the tv. Back then I used to think that 20 was old, now I'm 25, almost 26, and it blows my mind how fast time goes by. Will and I both started new semesters. Will is taking 12 credits at OU and I am doing 10 at Cooley. I have a writing class, taxation of business entities, modern real estate transactions, and estate planning. I am really enjoying this semester so far and I LOVE my Estate Planning class. Will is taking a psychology class, geography class, and a philosophy class. He is still working at Veolia and loves that he has only has class Tues and Thursdays this semester. We usually spend our Friday afternoon and nights trying to find something fun to do. We've been to the movies, out to dinner, and lots of trips to the mall. I started playing on a Cooley Intramural co-ed basketball team. We play Mondays and Wednesdays and I LOVE it. It's so fun to be able to play ball again. Our team is really awesome too. It's so awesome to have Will cheering for me. This last game, I dove on the ground to get a loose ball and when I got home my leg was so bruised and hurt so bad. This morning when I woke up I had a reality check that I am no longer 17 years old....I felt like an old lady with broken bones and sore all over....but it's worth it....I love b-ball. Since it's January, the ground is covered with snow as usual. It hasn't been too bad of a winter, I think we've only had like 3 or 4 really bad storms.(knock on wood we don't get a huge storm 2morrow). Anyways, that's what's been going on so far. I have lots of pics to upload but my laptop just notified me I'm running on reserve battery power and it's late so I am going to hit the sack. These are just a few pics we took back in Utah in Dec. Hope all is well with everyone and Happy (late) New Year! :)

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Hawaii 2010

On September 16, 2010, I boarded a plane in the D and headed for Honolulu Hawaii. My first flight was about 5 hours long. I landed in Seattle and had about an hour layover. Then I boarded the plane headed for Hawaii. I was so excited I could hardly stand it. The plane from Seattle to Hawaii was a little over 5 hours and the flights ended up being great. As soon as I stepped off of the plane in Hawaii the humidity and hot weather was amazing. I walked through the airport so excited to see my mom and dad. As I stepped through the doors in theo baggage collection rooms, I saw my mom n dad waiting for me with the cutest purple leigh. I ran over to them and hugged them and started crying. I was so happy to see them and so excited for this trip. We left the airport and loaded in the cute black jeep my parents had rented. We rolled out to Wally World to pick up some goodies and then headed to the condo. The condo was super cute. It was a two bedroom two bathroom beautiful condo in Kahuku, Hawaii. We all went to bed and the next day my dad had to work so my mom and I headed to Sunset Beach. We sat on the beach all day and did a little swimming. We also went to Ted's Bakery where I got the BEST carrot cake ever. The next day my dad only had to work half a day so he met my mom and I at the Polynesian Cultural Center. It was really neat to get to see all of the shows. The Samoa Show was sooooo funny. The guy had me crackin up the whole time. We also saw Tonga that day and then went to the Luau. The Luau was fun. We got to see hula dancing, singing, little kids dancing, ate great food, and I even had a pina colada slushie in a pineapple. My dad bought me a really cute black and white Hawaiian dress at a little shop in there. My mom spoiled me rotten and bought me slushies and some cute Hawaiian Jewelery. The next day we headed to Pearl Harbor. This was one of my fav parts of the trip. It's such a blessing to get to see all of the monuments and read, and hear all about the story that took place. It always brings tears to my eyes when I see the monument but when you step onto the USS Missouri Monument, it took all I had not to break down. The spirit I felt was so strong. It's so strange to think that underneath you lie all of the soliders that were stuck inside the ship. After visiting the monument, we went to the SWAP MEET. It's the biggest swamp meet in Hawaii and takes up a whole stadium parking lot. We did lots of walking and lots of shopping. My parents bought be so much cute stuff and one of my fav things was a BLUE n GOLD Hawaii towel. Had to represent for Michigan. My dad had to work the remaining days of my trip so my mom and I got to spend a lot of much needed time together. We went shopping, swimming at the pool, walked down to Turtle Bay Resort Beach, ate lots of yummy food, and had a BLAST. Everynight I was there, my mom, dad, and I went to dinner at a different little restaurant. One night we went to a steak house down on the golf course and I had the BEST STEAK EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We went to the Kahuku Grill one night, Papa Olie's, and Breakers(2x's). Breakers is a cute little burger joint up on the North shore in Haleiwa. I loved loved loved this place. It was started to get crowded with surfers to catch the swell. We got to go to Sunset Beach one night and watch the sunset and it was beautiful and relaxing and something I will never forget. Probably my fav part of the trip was going to the Dole Plantation. I am totally obsessed with pineapples and would love to own my own plantation someday. We had the best pineapple frozen yogurt and did some fun shopping. I wanted to ship pineapples home cuz they were so delicious and fresh and the best ever!! I was able to get a nice tan and spend so much one on one time with my parents, which is super unusual having three sisters. This was a once in a lifetime trip for me. I am so thankful that my parent invited me out to visit them. I had a blast and can't wait to go back someday.Thanks again MOM n DAD!!! Love you both!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Where did SuMMeR Go????

Will, Me, Ash, n Lowell at the concert

At the concert

Amazing Sunset

Detroit Temple

Will ridin' at the track.

Back tothe Future :)

At the Dream Cruise

So I know I have not posted for awhile and a lot has happened. First of all, it's the end of August and I can't believe it. I swear it feels like summer flies by and Fall goes quickly too and then onto winter! Will and I have had a great but really busy summer. We were able to go home to Minersville in May and then we had Darci come live with us for June and most of July. After she headed home we hit the books. I had three finals in the middle of August: Security Regulations, Equities and Remedies and Taxation. They were all pretty tricky but by the time I took them I was just ready for a summer break. I have three weeks until I start another semester which at this point I am about 1/2 through my vacation. Will just took his last two exams at Oakland Community College and handed in his last paper and he is officially graduated and will start at Oakland University in September. He decided to get his degree in psychology and I am happy for him cuz i think he will be able to accomplish a lot in that area. We have had such a beautiful, hot, and humid summer this year. There have been some days it has been 90 degrees with 90% humidity!!! I love the humidity but sometimes it's just tooooo much. We also went to the Kings of Leon Concert with my friend Ashley and her husband Lowell. It was a great show. We have been down to Riverside Park to feed the duckies and Will has spent a lot of time at the track riding his bike. We also went to the Woodward Dream Cruise and saw awesome cars. I loved it. We parked in front of the temple, set up our shade tent, and just watched as all these awesome old cars cruised. We even saw some of them race. I always make such great plans for stuff that I want to accomplish while I am on break from school but what I end up finding out is that spending my time out of school with Will is what makes me the most happy and all of the other stuff will still be there waiting for me when school starts. Will and I usually have a one week time period where both of us are on vacation from school. We usually try to plan stuff everyday together cuz we know that between his work and both of us in school most of our time spent together is while one of us is on the desktop doing homework and the other on the laptop. Will has been able to go out to Lakeville a couple of times, which he LOVES and I am so thankful for friends who let us enjoy their homes and lakes:) We also have found something that both of us love and look forward to every Sunday night::::: SWAMP PEOPLE. It is one of the funniest shows ever and we watch it and just laugh for hours. We are still teaching our Sunday School class and our love for those teenagers grows so much each Sunday we get to teach them. We even went and watched one of them play football yesterday. Nothing like football season!!! We are very blessed for everything and everyone in our lives and we just want you all to know that we love Michigan and have been so blessed out here and in our lives. I read a quote the other day that said, With two people anything is possible as long as one of them is God. I like to think of it as myself and Will as one person and with God in our life we can do anything and can accomplish what has been set before us. Life is GREAT!!!!! :)