Friday, December 2, 2011


Im really excited about going to Utah for Christmas :)

I find myself daydreaming about it at work and I just cant wait!

Friday, November 18, 2011


"I'd rather die tomorrow than live a hundred years without knowing you."

Pocahontas Poster

...kills me every time

Monday, November 14, 2011

get in my belly!

meet Fred, He was my date to the fall festival this weekend :) so stinkin cute and cuddly
Can I please have my own?

Sunday, November 13, 2011

True or False?

Distance makes the heart grow stronger?
Dallen has been in Utah playing with friends and I miss my Bald, Bearded, handsome man :)!
But I also know he had a great time with his friends and family and I also know I had some other almost equally awesome things to keep me busy so It didn't make me TOOOO insanely jealous that he got to have all the fun. I went to a street fair with my friends Collin, Nikki and baby Fred where we ate alot of free food and had too much fun scored a month of free tanning and of course I've been working (3 weeks without a day off)... mostly by choice.
Off to pick the dreamboat up from the airport!
till next time

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Still here

Its funny I started this and I haven't updated in a month almost :) so silly.

I would post more but... we're just really boring right now. We watch football, play PlayStation, watch movies, and he goes to school literally that's everything we do every day... and I sleep ALOT. We're so close to closing on our house it was supposed to happen tomorrow (sept 26) but since buying a house never seems to go according to plan, or so I hear, we actually don't close until October 7th. I'm getting really excited about the house! I cant wait to have a closet, more than 2 cupboards in the kitchen, not have to brush my teeth in the kitchen sink, not have our bed in our living room, and stop living out of boxes (I was thinking about it the other day and I have been packed since I lived in Provo 7 months ago! Pretty sad) Mostly I'm excited to start decorating and painting and making it ours :)
We've started going to the ward that is in our houses boundaries It reminds me of my home ward except there's a good bishop. Everyone is 60+ with the exception of a few middle aged people and... 4 young couples its also pretty small and they don't have enough people to fill all the callings they have so we're probably going to get some pretty soon. 
sorry no pictures this time, Next time I promise!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

I'm gonna read a book tomorrow...

So we've moved... again. right now we're averaging one move a week here in Arizona. Not a fan. But we LOVE this apartment.

See, here's the thing... We moved here with nowhere to go and didn't think we would be able to find a house for at least 3 months sooooo we signed a 6 month lease in our stinky cockroach apartment and the day after we did that we found the house we want to buy. Great! except we close on the house September 26, then we have to pay rent, a mortgage, and therapy for me because I would loose it. Luckilly for Dallen (and me) I grew up with Paul Voelker as my dad. Ever met him? he tells you how it is, what he's thinking, and doesn't take crap from ANYONE and neither do I! So I did my best talking and got us out of our lease. Now we are here in a new apartment just a few miles away from our soon to be house. This apartment is great. we can move out with a week notice, no smell, free wifi, cable, and no cockroaches... I know, who will I talk to? dallen? (just jokin) Its much better, and the
stress level has gone down tonnnns.

Also, as most of you know today was the first day of BYU football! I'm not the biggest fan, but Dallen is, and usually he has the Olsens to get excited with and watch the games with. But since its just us here I'm really going to make an effort and get excited for the games. taking one for the team as it were ;) Today for example, Dallen got dressed and put on normal clothes, I went in the kitchen (that's where we keep our clothes) put on jeans and my BYU tshirt and said "THIS is how you SHOULD be dressed slacker!" He got crazy, kissed me, and ran to our clothes bin to look for HIS shirt! It was a pretty fun day and BYU won. But it also made me miss the Olsens! Especially when I saw a picture of our niece Penny decked out in HER cougar gear, Christmas cant come quick enough! on the bright side next weekend we are going to Anaheim to cross "see an angel/ yankee game" off my bucket list and I'm so excited!

... The title has nothing to do with this post its just a funny joke dallen just told.

Monday, August 29, 2011

I kiss better than I cook

Truer words have probably never been spoken... nonetheless, last night I gave it a go and made Dallen our first real (not including soup, minute rice, or cardboard pizza) dinner since we've been married; I'm talking about a legitimate meal! I know what you're thinking, "Chelsea, you've been married four months and you haven't made your husband dinner yet?!" But give me a break I never had my own "kitchen" if that's what you want to call what we have here. 
So I went to the store, called my mom, and got all the things I needed to make chicken and dumplings, my favorite :) “Not fair,” you say? Don’t worry, I also made brownies… HIS favorite.

It was DELICIOUS, tasted almost how mom makes it! I don't know how it happened, somewhere between panic, smoke, and repeating the words "I hate this," "this doesn't look right," and "honey, how do you feel about pizza instead?" It all came together.

I feel like the adventure of our first meal is alot like life here: I call my mom and ask her what to do constantly, I cant tell you how many times I've said the words "I hate this" in the last 2 weeks, It started out a COMPLETE disaster, annnnd... I don't know how it’s going to turn out; I just go step by step and hope its alright.

Right now, we're in a tiny studio. I think we're getting the hang of the heat mostly because we have ZERO dollars to spend on gas, food, or fun so we stay inside pretty much all day (except right now the ac is being replaced so we're a little sweaty), Dallen plays play-station and I've become a complete minesweeper addict/ cockroach killer... yeah, this place is a winner. But there's no one else I would rather be on this adventure with. Dallen is the best, he's so patient with me and keeps it together no matter how bad things get.

We found the house we're most likely going to buy another 4plex *see right. Its pretty nice except we went there the other day and someone went in the shed and pooped. WHO DOES THAT!? Go to a gas station or McDonald's for goodness sake! You know who has to clean that up? Probably me and I'm going to have to get a hazmat suit. But other than that, only some minor things and we got it for a pretty great price.

Everyday things either get a little better or I have a meltdown. We miss our families and friends Dallen especially, now that BYU football is about to start we all know I'm not his first choice of people to talk to about that ;)

So, if you skipped every thing and just looked at the pictures: I made Dallen dinner, Arizona is hot, we're poor, we're buying a poo house, and our only friends are cockroaches. LOVE it ;)