Saturday, April 30, 2011

Royal Wedding Morning

                     We woke up at 4:30 in the morning to watch the royal wedding.
It was the hightlight of our week
Royal Romneys
I got Ben a crown from Burger King

I played dress up

Prince Rice

Our Breakfast

It was a royal success and so worth the lack of sleep!!!!

Monday, April 25, 2011


            We had fun spending Easter with Jen and Jared and the Kids

                                                      Our little bunny                                  
The Twins...Jen and I sware that
Jared and Ben are the same person. We
always ask eachother "does (Jared or Ben) do this?"
Its always YES!!!!!! They even talk
the same. And they look the most alike!

                                              We are pretty similar too!

Beautiful Girl

Easter Wiped out JR. What a love bug!
This spring has been so pretty and is truly my first real spring and I am greatful that we are close to family and can spend fun holidays with the kids. The spirit of the holidays is so strong when there are littlekids! I will be very excited for the day when Ben and I can share these memories with our own kids. Hope everyone had a magical Easter!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Good Life

Tonight I feel happy.  Most the time I feel happy which I think is a wonderful blessing, but as I get older I start to feel sad about things that used to not make me sad. Like homesickness. I went 2 years of college, and 4 months accross the ocean from my family and I never felt homesick.I mean I missed them, but I never had that ache in my chest where I felt like I was going to burst up in tears. But here in Kansas I miss them like crazy. I miss my windy town of cheyenne, and all my friends, and I cant just go home for the weekend to see everyone. There are those days where I feel the tears coming and I just want to cuddle w/ my mommy. I had to grow up a lot this last year. I have been a full time working girl....and by full time I literally mean sometimes 12 hours a day at the office. I just feel like I have really become an adult. I have bills to pay every month, I have a budget to live on(that I am not good at following) and I not only support me and my needs, but the needs of my husband. So sometimes I just want to be back in high school where I didnt take things to seriously, played to much, didnt have a bed time, and was always around my family. Now I am turning the table around to say that now in this stage of my life there is so much to feel good about. Yeah I work A LOT, but I love my job and I am learning so much and I feel so accomplished at the end of the day. Yeah I have to pay bills every month, but I have wonderful parents who always tell me how proud they are of me for supporting two people. Then I get a little suprise in the mail from them.($$$$$);) Yeah I dont get to see my family as much as I could, but that makes the visits much more special. And Yes I support the needs of me and my husband, but I look at him everyday and feel so gratefull that he is in my life. He has become my absolute best friend and the sunshine on my sad dark days. His smile just makes me melt and his laugh makes me feel googly inside. I come home everyday excited to see him at the front door waiting w/ his arms ready for a hug. Every love song I hear on the radio his face pops up. I love sitting on the couch after a long day and watching Gilmore Girls with him and our puppy. I love knowing that he will always be with me and that we have many more memories together! There are so many things to look forward to. So despite the fact that I get homesick and have a lot more responsibilities, I honestly feel like I am living the good life. I heard this song on the radio today and it was the inspiration to my blog. Here are just a few of the verses
GOOD LIFE-One Rebublic
Oh this has gotta be the good life
This has gotta be the good life
This could really be a good life, good life
Say oh, got this feeling that you can't fight
Like this city is on fire tonight
This could really be a good life
A good, good life
Sometimes there's airplanes I can' t jump out
Sometimes there's crap that don't work now
but please tell me-e-e-e
What there is to complain about

When you're happy like a fool
Let it take you over
When everything is out
You gotta take it in
Oh this has gotta be the good life
This has gotta be the good life
This could really be a good life, good life
Say oh, got this feeling that you can't fight
Like this city is on fire tonight
This could really be a good life
A good, good life

I feel like there might be something that I'll miss
I feel like the window closes oh so quick
I'm taking a mental picture of you now
'Cuz hopelessly
The hope is we have so much to feel good about


Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Birthday Weekend

Jen, Celeste and I have birthdays very close together, (Celeste and me have the same B-day, Jens in is the 7th.) So to celebrate we went shopping at the Plaza with Nancy. It was a beautiful day!

My new favorite season is Spring!

We then went to Olive Garden for dinner.
(Thank you so much Lorenzo and Nancy!)

After dinner we went to the park to have
cake. Its so much fun having birthdays close w/ my sis in laws!
It was a perfect Saturday and Perfect B-Day celebration!

Well Yesterday was my actual B-Day and I had to work
but it was beautiful outside and I just felt happy.
My day got even brighter when my friend showed up with
her little kids holding flowers for me(see bellow) They
are so pretty and I looked at them all day.


So now onto my Birthday Present.....when Ben proposed to me he was one week away from graduating and things were so crazy and we just did not want to go into debt with a ring. So we got a Moisanite instead of a diamond. Now a moisanite is not a CZ. Its a total different stone found in meteors. I was very happy with my ring and I was so excited about getting married. Well for our wedding band I did a ring wrap that had diamonds on the corner, and when the 2 were put together I could see a difference between the stones and they didnt match.  I was always looking down and my ring and noticing that the Moissanite had a different shade of color than the diamonds. It was driving me crazy! haha (call me a brat if you want, but when you wear one ring everyday you kind of want it to be perfect!) But dont get me wrong I loved my ring! I knew one day I wanted a diamond becasue A DIAMOND IS A GIRLS BEST FRIEND!!!! Well it came sooner then I thought it would. There was a diamond sale going on during taxes (hello tax return!;) So I got my diamond! The Jeweller put my moissanite in a pendate so that I could still wear it! I was so happy because it looked so pretty as a necklace. Now I can still have the sentamental value of the moissanite, just on my neck  Ben is off the hook for presents for awhile!Im glad he likes jewelry!!!       
My Diamond and Moissanite
Close up shot! I feel like I am newly
engaged showing off my rock!:)
This is my present from my sis in law Jen. She was getting
rid of it and I jumped in to take it off her hands. It is our new
 china cabnet. Thanks Jen, I love it!!!!
                     It was a very good 21st birthday! I am now legal to drink...
                                    I will still have to settle for grape juice!;)


Monday, April 4, 2011

My Days in London

It has been two years since I was in London with some of my best friends ever! The whole experience was just amazing! Sometimes it seems like it was just yesterday. I can not believe so much has happened since then. But those 4 months of my life I was worry free. I had no stress of school, boys and life in general. It was a time in life where I figured out who I was as a person. The memories I made will always have an imprint on my heart! Little did I know that immidiatly after my study abroad I would meet Ben and start a new chapter in my life! SO Here I go... down memory lane of my last few months of only worrying about me(dont worry, I am oh so very happy worring about 2 other beings, my husband and my puppy!)
My family! The SCLOMPS(all our last name initials) haha
now we are the GRROMPS aka...3 of us are married now

Our neighborhood. It was so fun to be so close
to so many attractions and the hustle and bustle
of the city.

One of my favorite memories was taking my matrise around Hyde Park.
We were always doing mischevious things. NO museum was safe with
me and Lana!
The 6 of us went to Ireland for
a weekend and it was so fun. That city was
nothing but a drunken mess...a riot to whitness
first hand!!!
It was not suprising to always see me with a coke in my hand
and a snickers in my purse. Still holds true to this day!

My favorite place to go was Portobello Road. I went
there every Saturday morning to look
for old vintage jewelry. I sware thats where all
my money was spent...Besides Prymark! I never once went
into Harrods. I guess Im just not that high class!;)
One of the last things we did was go to Paris.
That was exactly 2 years ago. It was so fun but
also kind of sad because we knew we only had
one more week all together.
Paris is an AMAZING city!

oh yes...the famous gaurds!

  •   Sharing a room with my best friends and skyping each other in the same room
  •    Being able to go to class in your pajamas
  •    Bus trips riding in the back always whining about how horrible the drive was
  •   Going to musicals(Lion King, Les Mes, Billy Elliot, Hairspray, Wicked & Olivar)
  •   Goofing around in every museum with Lana and comparing our bodies to those of woman in famous paintings. (Girls back then were fat!)
  •  Eating cheesecake from the local grocery store.
  • Me always having to go into every store(Just for a second) while all my friends rolled there eyes at me!
  • Going 1 1/2 hours to church every Sunday to be with my sunbeams! Most adorable kids I have ever seen! I loved being in the Nigerian Ward.
  • Seeing so many castles and cathedrials(acutally once you have toured one church/castle you have seen them all.) that is why Lana and I would alway find other ways to entertain ourselves. Like talking in Double Talk, which goes to  my next memory!
  •  DOUBLE DOUBLE TALK TALK....Lana and I went through a whole morning on one of our trips repeating every word we said. Everyone hated us that day. But we were laughing so hard. Especialy when I did it to my professor and it totally sounded like I was flirting with him"HI HI DR DR DURHAM DURHAM
  •    Singing french songs while in Paris bugging our friend Cortney to death!
  • Celebrating my 19th birthday with a coke in hand!
 My list can go on and on. All I know is I knew I wanted to go on a study abroad ever since I was little and Im so glad I was able to go!. I am so glad that I applied while still in high school and went as early as I did. Only being 18 and going to a different country without your family really taught me some independence. I loved every minute and I tell Ben all the time that when we have daughters I want them to be able to go on a study abroad. I better start saving!!! The boys will just have to settle for missions! haha! And to every girl that I lived with, I truly loved all of you! I hope that the next reunion I will actually be able to go!

Special dedication to my SCLOMPS! I love you girls so much and miss you everyday! I am so glad we were all together and I think you guys are just wonderful! Thank you for still being my great friends! And thanks for being bridesmaids! Best bridesmaids EVER!  Love YOU ALL! Another road trip definitly needs to be in the making! New York is what Im thinking!;) Husbands not included! LOL...maybe they can come;)