Thursday, December 24, 2009

tender tennessee christmas

Merry Christmas Eve!!! I'm so excited for Christmas I could just die :) Yesterday we took advantage of the frigid weather and went sledding! Nothing better than sliding down a hill toward a barb wire fence to ring in the Christmas spirit. This was actually a very mellow session of sledding. No tubes were popped in the process and because we got a late start the hill didn't get as icy as it normally does so no running into the barbed wire fence yet!

behold, the GR

this is going to be interesting

oh starting to tip, lean james lean!!!

the result

Love you lots and hope you have a very Merry Christmas!!!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

i'm free!!!

I am done with finals!!! If you look at my previous post you will understand my feelings of exhaustion and utter despair when it all hit. I'm probably just being overdramatic but I will never take 5 classes at one time again. For all of you who do it with out a problem, I don't want to hear about it, let me be a baby.

When I finished my last paper last night it was celebration time, I literally was jumping up and down yelling because I was so happy. This is how it went down...

(this is me)

The heavens opened and an angelic choir sang Vivaldi

We popped some bubbly

Some of my closest friends celebrated with me

There was dancing in the streets

"Krystal did it!!! She really did it!"

"We knew you could do it!"

I thought the party was over but nope...

"Ya'll are too sweet to me!"
"Thank you for being so supportive, I don't know what'd I'd do without you."

Okay, okay, I may be delusional but a girl can dream.

Back to reality...
This is actually what happened, Andrew can attest.

picture from my cousin Stacey's blog, I laugh everytime.

Friday, December 11, 2009

bwaston pics

i already want to go back...please Babson, please

the subway

the overfed Boston Common squirrel, he's got a nut in his mouth.
i love squirrels, don't judge

mother goose's grave
She had 19 children or something crazy like that
that'll be me someday...haha

this was some lib statue hating on republicans, i just thought he was cute

Bwaston Massacre site, Andrew's fave

the ol'Statehouse, another one of Andrew's faves

Fanueuil Hall, they had the most amazing food court
bacon wrapped scallops
clam chowda in bread bowls
home made mac and cheese
and that's just scratching the surface my friends

our hotel

it snowed on Saturday, mixed emotions about that one
it was gorgeous but very cold...
I don't like cold

overall, our Bwaston experience was incredible and if you haven't noticed I've already picked up there accent. That's how the locals do it. Just joking, that wasn't very funny.

Thursday, December 10, 2009


this is exactly how i feel right now, thank you finals
one more week....hold on little buddy

Monday, December 7, 2009

bwaston, chowda, lobsta

Andrew and I returned from Boston last night. For multiple reasons I did not want to come back: school, work, finals, you get the drift. But we absolutely loved it. As for now back to the same ol'grind. Pictures soon to come...

Friday, November 20, 2009

all I want for Christmas

Most of you probably already know that I love dogs. Today as I was walking to my car a little puppy runs up to me to play and my heart just melted. I almost shoved the 6 year old boy to the ground and took off with his pup but luckily my senses kicked in and I realized that I would probably be arrested so that plan was foiled.

Darn those police.

So instead of tramatizing a child for life I decided to compile a list of my most favorite dogs that I will have in my lifetime. In no particular order...

Labrador/Golden Retriever: I grew up with a lab and she will always be my favorite (sorry Yuki dog)  
Basset Hound
English Pointer
Irish Setter
Scottish Terrier
Bull Terrier
Great Dane
Greater Swiss Mountain 
French Bulldog

 who wouldn't want to take them home?
more to come soon, probably

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

wait for it...

After making two trips to Tai Pan in the past two weekends I have officially kicked off Christmas mode. But because it is not even Thanksgiving yet I am bridling my passions for Christmas and holding out...for now.

Last weekend I had the most wonderful time with the Webb girls picking stuff out for each other and finding things for myself. Martsie is too gracious and we had the best afternoon shopping and going to Mimi's for a little girl time :)

The theme for this year is red, silver and black with a little bit of sparkle thrown in there. Luckily, last year I bought an artificial tree from Target for $20 but I just realized that it's only 5 feet tall so I will be stalking the aisles of Target once again for a larger tree.

Enough about Christmas, I'm already chomping at the bit and writing about it is making me much more anxious...We'll see how long I last, no promises though.

Andrew is furiously applying to grad schools. Please Boston, we love you.

PS...just in case anyone was wondering what I would like for Christmas (sweetie are you listening?)

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


according to everyone at my work I actually did have swine flu. *Sigh*

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

swine flu and such

No my friends I do not have the swine flu but yesterday I thought that I was going to die. That's a bit of an exaggeration (which I am very good at) but really I was on the verge of death. Okay, I really just have a cold, no biggie right? I am here to tell you that being sick is completely miserable, like you didn't know that already. I laid on the couch yesterday for a mere 12 hours wondering if I could possibly go on any longer but I eventually pulled through thanks to chicken noodle soup and Theraflu. I'm feeling much better today but still not back to normal. My point, don't get sick, it sucks.

And for some wonderful news...Dennis won the election yesterday! Thanks for all of those responsible citizens who voted in Holladay, we did it!

And for some more wonderful news....I have just been informed at the Pioneer Woman herself Ree Drummond will be at King's English Bookstore in Sugarhouse for a book signing of her new cookbook! Yeah!!! I know I'm sick but I am too excited to pass this up, I even preordered her cookbook 3 months ago! I love her...

Saturday, October 24, 2009

alter ego party + honk and waves

Being in the Webb family has kept me on my toes. One night in Lake Powell we were assembled around a fire and it came up that we all need alter egos. Phil and Andrew started it with Chuck Logan and Tony Malone being their pseudonyms for the BYU journal that they ran into the ground and the rest of us quickly followed.

Andrew is Tony Malone, the mafia reject, he’s from “da Bronx” (but really from Scranton, PA he just needs to sound legit), he has many struggling business ventures that are all funded by Ben Burgundy (James), he thinks that he’s a womanizer, wears 80’s track suits, gold chains and reebok high tops.

I am Olga Brukavich, an acrobat in the Russian circus. I think that I am kind of a big deal so I wear fur and diamonds everywhere. I date Tony Malone only because I want to be an American pop singer and Tony says that he’ll help me make it big with his “connections”.

On more of a serious note....
Mayor Webb is running for re-election!!!
go to to learn the facts
It's been a long and exhausting road but so much fun and such a great experience!
vote November 3rd

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


I've never been to Moab and if you haven't either I think it's high time you go. It's filled with subies-aka people who drive subaru's and wear cargo shorts with their tevas, amazing scenery, more mountain bikers than I've ever seen in my life, a creepy condemned water park, a meat shop called Ol' Geezers (gross), and a rock and gem show with some of the most amazing people I've ever seen in my life.

oh he's so cute!

We also found that there are about 2 good places to eat (the Moab Diner was awesome and Wendy's never disappoints) and 1 movie theatre with 3 choices, par-tay. Overall, Moab was awesome and Andrew was such a trooper for taking me and Abby.

this was the extent of my sexiness, i really suck at being sexy

We had a couple incidents, I cried because my boots/feet suck and Abby cried because her horse took off into the wilderness (Abby's cry was actually legit. My foot just hurt a little, I'm a big baby and not a cowgirl).

the cry babies, where's scot when you need him?

At one point, the moment of my babyness, Andrew even thought that he had made a mistake which was confirmed by my obsessive compulsive need to put makeup on in the morning and a night of sleeping in the trailer which I would never recommend unless you know what you're doing. "Does anyone else's back kill right now?" was the first thing we heard the next morning.

our wonderful abode for the night. Thank heavens for the Sleep Inn.

Despite the crying and the back pain this weekend just confirmed to me the desperate need we have to be on a ranch. Life would not be complete without our horses, 4 dogs, 2 barn cats, 1 potbelly pig, 2 pygmy goats and chickens. Andrew thinks that's a little excessive but I'm more optomistic.

here's to you Moab, here's to you

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Ode to October

Actually my friends I am not going to write an Ode to October because I have no such talents but I am going to very simply tell you why I love October/autumn right now. If I had any lyrical prowess maybe you'd get an ode but I don't so you'll just have to deal :)

1. Halloween: I don't know why Halloween is so much fun to decorate for but I absolutely love it! Plus the costumes and the could you get any better than that?

2. punkins: Andrew refers to them as pumpkins but they are really pronounced punkins. please don't laugh at him, he tries.

3. Autumn: the crisp air just does something to me, along with the beautiful boots and coats that go along with it!

4. Fall Break: whoever came up with this ingenious concept needs to be given a medal and a big hug. Plus fall break means that the semester is halfway over!!!

5. Clam chowder and chili: in all of it's warm velvety goodness, nothing makes me more happy than clam chowder in a bread bowl.

6. Fall fashion: I love unpacking my autumn clothes and reminding myself that I actually have some decent clothes. Plus, a cute scarf can just make an outfit. I was introduced to scarves as a real accessory when I came to college. I never knew how warm they really are and I am always cold, Andrew can attest to that. Plus, pea coats to die for, leather boots, sweaters, hats, gloves, I need to go shopping!

7. Riding: Autumn rides are always the best, I'm not quite sure why but they are.

8. Christmas: what do you mean Christmas has nothing to do with October? you're crazy! don't you know that when October hits Christmas is only 3 months away? Woo Hoo!

9. Fur coats: no I don't wear fur. I probably would if I had money but that's a different story. Any who, the horses are starting to get their winter coats and they look so funny! all fuzzy and thick, but they are so warm and a little chubby. (don't tell them i said that, they are all a little body conscious right now)

10. General Conference: wasn't this last conference wonderful? I always walk away from them feeling a little bad for not doing all that I should be but with a new found resolve to be a better person. Plus, President Monson is so wonderful, how could you not love that man?

11. Pies: Peach, apple, pecan, pumpkin, oh i could go on all day! I'm hungry.

Well my friends that is the closest thing to an ode you will get out of me so enjoy! I hope you are having as wonderful of an October as I am!