Tuesday, October 20, 2009

My Birthday!

Let me just say first that I having amazing friends, amazing family, and an amazing husband. My birthday ROCKS! On Saturday night we ate at Tucanos with Sydney, Jen, Brandon, Caity, Bradley, and Kristy. There is seriously nothing better than having a good meal with good people. They're the best! And let's just say that playing games didn't happen afterward because we were all so STINKIN FULL! It was crazy! I could hardly move. Ahh Tucanos...how you stuff me.
Birthdays are good for excellent food and....excellent presents.
Sydney made me a beautiful headband.
Caity got me an awesome party cookbook.
Heather got me beautiful flowers.
My parents got me gift certificates for the Buckle and PF Changs.
Daniel's parents got me a gift certificate to Nordstrom.
Daniel got me a BEAUTIFUL necklace from Anthropologie. See below:Everyone is so generous and AMAZING! And the day's only half over!!! Thank you everyone for thinking of me. Love you all!! --Camee

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

all the Stuff that's been happening!

So, I haven't updated in a while. I am sorry. Here are some things we've been up to (from oldest to newest)!!

1. We went to the Oquirrh Mountain Temple open house


2. We went hiking on Pioneer Day in the High Uinta Mountains to Wall Lake with Daniel's parents.


3. On our 3-month anniversary we went to the Secondhand Serenade Concert.


4. We floated the Provo River with Brandon and Jen Pierce. SO FUN!! Even though their tube popped and they barely made it back!


5. We went boating with Daniel's parents and Wei and Keeley. It was way fun until our boat died in the middle of Utah Lake. We had to be towed in.


6. I almost stepped on a snake at rehearsal for my play at The Castle Theater. It was 4 feet long!


7. My entire family is here from Detroit. We went to my cousin Shaun and Rebecca's wedding at the Draper Temple.


8. We went as a family to Lagoon on last Saturday.


9. On Monday we went to Park City and rode the Alpine Slide and Alpine Coaster and Zip Line all day long! More photos of this later...

Anyway, that's the general idea of what's been happening the last four weeks!


Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Independence Day

I'm clearly playing catch-up here! For the 4th of July Daniel and I went to my grandparents' house in Roy, UT to celebrate with all my relatives! We played games at Grandma Anderson's for while (I miraculously beat her at scrabble, and then I beat both of them in Skipbo, and was in the middle of beating Daniel at Phase 10 when we had to go...) and then went to Stacy and Jason's (my aunt and uncle's) house for a barbecue with the Anderson clan + Grandma Porter. It was a blast! I love hanging out with my relatives. We had delicious handburgers and a range of classic 4th sides. I even made a strawberry cream cheese cake with strawberries and blueberries on top (hello patriotic!) that everyone seemed to like, thank heavens. Daniel had good time playing the Wii with my uncles and cousins, and it was a blast to watch them get competative! We finished out the night with fireworks in the lovely town of Hooper. What a great day with family!

The Lehi Rodeo...on a Friday Night

So, I few Fridays ago, Daniel and I went to the Lehi Roundup Rodeo. It was very...interesting! We went with Daniel's dad and Annie, Daniel's sister-in-law. It was a cute little town rodeo, and we had fun until it started raining, as you can see in the picture. I always feel bad for the calves they flip over...it's so sad! Anyway, I'm pretty sure our favorite part of the night was having some girl in a tiara come and sit down right in front of us and ask if the height of her tiara was going to block our view! It was hilarious. I'm like, ARE YOU KIDDING ME RIGHT NOW? It was insane! At half time/intermission they had some dirt bike guys come and do tricks, which was awesome. The back flip was the best! The announcer was also hilarious because he followed almost everything he said with, "on a Friday night." Me and Daniel have been using this little phrase ever since. I was complaining on our way out that the bulls they rode weren't even very big when I saw this MASSIVE cow thing laying in a pen. There were a few of them and they were MASSIVE! It even had this throat skin that hung from its chin to its legs....gross! Anyway, I had Daniel take a picture of me with it, of course. That pretty much wraps up our Lehi Roundup Rodeo adventure!







Thursday, July 9, 2009

Softball Madness

Daniel and I have joined our ward's coed intramural softball team! It's SO fun! I was very nervous our first game because I haven't played softball in a while, and Daniel's NEVER played. Also, we both were using mitts way too small for us because they're all we could find in Daniel's parents' garage! Despite the setbacks, we had a TON of fun. We even won our first game! Our second game we tied, but I was extremely upset because I hit awesome my first time up to bat and then struck out THREE TIMES. What the heck? So, I made Daniel take me to the batting cages at Trafalga. We had a great time, despite my hands getting completely torn up from batting. We also played mini golf, go-karts, and arcade games. They also had these 4-D movies with the rumble seats and so that was cool too. All in all, it was a GREAT day! We love spending time together and doing sporty things!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Father's Day

Father's Day was so nice! We went to church (all the dads and future dads got candy!) and then Daniel's dad came over for dinner! I made butter/garlic chicken, squash, mashed potatoes, Italian salad, and a big, fat brownie cake! It all turned out great, by some miracle. We had to sit and eat on our couch since we only have a two-person bar-table, but that was fine...nothing makes dinner taste even better than an episode of House! Then, we opened gifts. We got Daniel's dad a book of artwork and text by his favorite author, James Christensen. Daniel's mom is on a mission for the church in Central America, so we have been holding onto LaVaun's gift for her. It was a new receiver for his speakers. Nice! Also, I gave Daniel a recordable "future dad" card and a male pampering kit. It was so fun to see them both so happy! Delicious brownie cake followed. Because it is/was Father's Day, I'd like to say a few of the things I like best about my two dads. First, LaVaun. I honestly couldn't have PICKED a better father-in-law! He is so kind, gentle, and hilarious! I am so grateful that he has taught Daniel how to be a hard worker. He has made me feel so comfortable in their home from the first time I set foot in their house. I know that the students he teaches will be very blessed just by their interaction with him!
And my dad, Paul. What can I say? Every good quality I have was taught by him. Patience, persistance, and of course, putting the first things first. You can't find a more loving father anywhere, or at least one who is more willing to express it to his daughters. He has helped me see what love really looks like, and has supported me in everything I've done, whether it turned out for the best or not. I can only dream to aspire to the kind of parent he is.
Anyway....THANKS DADS!!!


I love this picture with Daniel's dad twirling his mom!








...And my favorite picture of my goofy, hilarious dad!!



Thursday, June 18, 2009

Togetherness

Last night Daniel and I took a bike ride from our apartment to Seven Peaks. It was so nice to do something so simple together. Stuff like that really makes you realize that it's the little, simple together moments as a couple that make up a happy marriage. I truly feel like if we make an effort to do stuff together frequently, we'll be SO much happier and stronger as a couple! Anyway, I just loved it. And Daniel. P.S. This picture is supposed to be us in 50 years...still riding our bicycles! haha

ALSO, on a different note, the show I'm in, The Book of Jer3miah, has got some SERIOUSLY good reviews lately in the New York Times, Salon.com, and others. Here are two links to some of the reviews!!

The New York Times

Gideon Burton

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

HILARIOUS MOVIE!


Last night, Daniel, Kim and I went and saw 17 Again at the dollar theater. HILARIOUS! I seriously loved it...much better than High School Musical! Zac Efron was so funny, and the entire movie was just classic. Kim and I were giggling like little school girls, and I caught Daniel LAUGHING...several times! So, if mister I-think-Zac-Efron-is-a-weiner was laughing consistantly, you KNOW it was pretty funny! Anyway, I had to proclaim my love for this hilarious movie. I must also mention that this was a date between Kim and I. Daniel was pointed out as the third wheel early on in the evening. I had to take Kim on a date because I took Kristy on a date last week to go bowling. Anyway, here are some of my favorite quotes from the movie. Feel free to add your own!

Ned: "I think our hands just made a baby." (Daniel's favorite)

Principal: You can plunder my dungeon anytime.
Ned: I'll bring my longbow.

Young Mike: If this were Afganistan, you would be pulled backwards through the streets by mountain goats with your hands cut off... just saying.

Ned: Okay, that's not safe or sanitary. That's your can now. We'll label it like that.

Young Mike: What are you wearing? You're supposed to show up like a dad, you look like Clay Aiken!
Ned: Leave him out of this.

Alex: [introducing young mike to his mother for the first time] Hey mom this is Mark, Uncle Ned's bastard.
Scarlett: Wow...
Alex: I know someone had a kid with Uncle Ned
[shudders]

AND THOSE ARE ONLY A FEW...

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

He made me so proud!

Ok, so Daniel is a wonderful husband. Here is one of the reasons why. Harry Potter Scene It has been sitting on our bookshelf looking very lonely, because I have no one to play it with. Daniel decided that I needed a Scene It partner, so he and I watched all 5 Harry Potter movies together (thank you Netflix!). Finally, all our work paid off. The other day we pulled that lonely game off our shelf and PLAYED! It was seriously fun. Of course, I kind of slaughtered him, BUT he did get several points right. Well, it's true that several of these were the tie-breaker questions such as "Whoever has the largest shoe gets to move one space" and "Whichever player has the greatest number of letters in their first name gets to move one space," BUT he got quite a few legit questions right about the delightful series of Harry Potter. I'm grateful for a husband who makes sacrifices so he can take part in ALL aspects of my life! Not that watching Harry Potter is a sacrifice...

Friday, June 12, 2009

The Book of Jer3miah Season Finale!

Ok everyone, for those of you who don't know, I (Camee) am in a web series called the Book of Jer3miah, and today the season finale came out online! To view it and the other episodes, go to www.jer3miah.com. It's been a really fun semester working on the series. I've had to get used to the film world as opposed to theatre, and I've met so many wonderful people both in the cast and crew! Imagine producing a web series that all together is the length of a LONG feature film...in one semester! It's unbelievable how much they've done. Anyway, I'd love it if everybody would watch the series...it's addicting! You can also see my character, Megan Halling, interview Kirby Heyborne at zoobynews.com. ENJOY!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

E-Mealz Awesomeness...

Ok, so I found this link on the Dave Ramsey website....and it is awesome. E-Mealz is an online menu planner that gives you the recipes and grocery lists for 5 days worth of meals for 2 (and there are family plans too...) AND their prices. A new menu is sent to you every week. They keep the cost for an entire week of meals under $45. Also, the recipes are very simple! So, I decided to try it. I really want to cook more, but it always just seems so expensive. SO, I signed up for their 2-person Wal-mart plan. It gave me a grocery list with each item and how much it costs at Wal-mart. I went to Wal-mart and BEHOLD! I bought the groceries for a week's worth of meals PLUS some extra stuff for $44. Last night I made the first meal, poppy seed chicken, and it was SO GOOD! Daniel loved it! Anyway, I just want to share this awesome site with everyone because I can tell it's going to help us eat better and for less money. Does it get any better than that? I submit that it cannot!

Wei and Keeley's Wedding!

Last Saturday, June 6, we were able to attend Daniel's best friend Wei and his new wife Keeley's wedding! Daniel and Wei have been friends for a long time, and it was wonderful to see them both so happy! Keeley looked beautiful in her dress, and despite some weather mishaps, everything turned out great. Their ceremony was at Kiwanis park in Pleasant Grove, and their reception was at an LDS church down the street. All the colors were so bright and happy, and everything had a touch of Keeley and Wei's fun personalities. I think my favorite part was the skittles on the tables at the reception! Let's just say that our table was quickly wiped out of them...Daniel and I also had fun decorating TWO of Wei's several cars. We weren't sure which one he was going to drive away in, so we figured we should cover all our bases. The coolest thing was that Wei's dad and stepmom came all the way from China for the wedding! Wei and Keeley are planning on going to China at the end of the summer for a Chinese celebration and open house, so to speak. I think they're using that as their actual honeymoon, which is awesome! Anyway, Daniel and I are so happy for them, and we wish them a marriage as happy as ours!


Sunday, June 7, 2009

Memorial Day!

We're playing a little bit of catch-up here, but Memorial Day was too--err--interesting to forget! Daniel and his parents decided it would be fun to go fishing up at Strawberry resevoir, and it was such a beautiful day to go! Well, until we actually got up there. It was very cloudy and cold and windy once we got that far up into the mountains. Still, we kept on truckin and started to fish! I mostly snuggled under a blanket and tried to read Harry Potter while sticking my pole out the side of the boat. Part of me wanted to catch a fish to prove to Daniel I'm not a useless girly girl, but a larger part of me didn't want to...poor fishy! Anyway, my prayers were answered because Daniel was the only one to catch a fish. I felt really bad for it. I mean, just imagine! He thought today would be just another day swimmin around the resevoir with his buddies...but he was WRONG! He ended up thrashing around for air on a boat. Sad story. Anyway, once the icy rain and hail began, we decided to go back to shore. While the weather wasn't perfect, it was still a nice day with the Faulk family!