Sunday, December 28, 2008


My family has always had lots of traditions around Christmas time. We have sharred some of them with Josh, and me and Josh have started some of our own.

1. My little sister Bekah has a dance recital at Swiss Christmas every year.

2. We always go to the Creche, in the past we have gone with a neighbor family also, but they have moved since then, and now we just go as a family.

3. We always go look at the gingerbread houses. My bosses wife, Tonia, every year makes the best and prettiest ginger bread houses.

4. On Christmas Eve we open one present, its always pajamas. This year Josh got Mountain Dew pj's and I got some green pj's. After opening pj's my dad will read Luke II in the scriptures, and we watch the movie, Luke II, that the church produced.

5. We always go look at Christmas lights on Christmas Eve. Sometimes with pj pants on. This year we all got hungry and stopped at Sonic. I think this is our new favorite ice cream/snacky place.

6. When I was living at my parents (before I was married), me and my sisters would sleep in the same room. We wouldnt ever get much sleep. Now that I am married, me, Josh, Sam, and Max sleep in the same bed on Christmas Eve. Its just as crowded with them as it is with 3 little sisters.

7. Christmas morning, we go to Josh's parents house, and see what Keldon got for Christmas. Josh says we have to do this, cause he misses his little brother.

8. We always go to my parents right after that, and hang out with my family. This year, Josh and my dad snow blowed driveways for a while.

9. After we visit our parents, because we are so self-less we open the presents we got for eachother. (I am totally kidding, it usually cause we sleep in, and have to hurry to get places.) Since we are usually always together when we are shopping for Christmas, we try to get at least one surprise for each other every year. This year, I got Josh a hoodie, shirt, and a one day pass to the Canyons to go skiing. This year Josh got me a hoodie that he spent WAY too much on.

10. The day after Christmas we go to Logan for Josh's mom's side of the family Christmas party. This year, we stayed in Logan an extra two days, and Josh went hunting, and I went "shopping" with Angie, Connor, Brennan, and Keldon. Needless to say, I was pooped by 3 o'clock. I told Josh after that day, we arent having kids. (I am kidding mom :))

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Meet Max

Josh and I got a new puppy on Thursday. We love him so much! He is alot smaller than Sam was at this age. Sam is having some jealousy issues, but he is doing alot better!

Max likes to walk and scratch his collar, bark, play with his BIG brother, walk in circles, go up stairs-but not down, give kisses, be fearless, jump off couches, and just be little...

Friday, December 12, 2008

Christmas Time!

Josh and I put up our Christmas tree, and decorated our porch with lights on Tuesday. It was so cold outside! I wish it would just snow already!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Early Christmas

I got Christmas early this year. Our old washer and dryer broke this past weekend. So I got these babies at the Sears Outlet in Orem. Buy one get one free! You cant get any better than that!
Even if I do hate the blue, its slowly growing on me! :)

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Thanks for Giving Weekend...

This past Thanksgiving weekend, Josh and I had the chance to serve some of Josh's family members. At first I was so not looking forward to spending my Thanksgiving weekend helping people I hardley know, doing something I dont even like doing. I even told Josh I wasnt going to Thanksgiving Dinner with him. But, Thanksgiving morning, I woke up, got ready (well before the sun was even up!), and went with Josh to help.
When we got there, we noticed that this family needed alot more than windows put in. This family lives in the basement of a house that was built in the 1950's. The upstairs of this house isnt even livable, and the basement is pretty bad.
We worked all day untill about 3. We tore down old wall paper, tore out old windows, ripped up base boards, and door caseing. It was a long hard day, but we got alot done.
As we were sitting at Thanksgiving Dinner that night, Grandpa Goode stood up, and gave a little speech about how hard everyone was working, and how amazed he was with Josh's building skills.
As me and Josh were drving home that night, my heart got so full of love for Josh. He has such a big heart, and is so willing to help. I am so thankful I have such a sweet, loving husband that is so willing, and able to help people.
I am so thankful for Grandpa Goode, Kavin (Josh's dad), Roseann and Pete, GeorgeAnn and her sons, Craig and his sons, and Kami and Curtis and their sons for helping accomplish so much!
This Thanksgiving has helped me realize how much I have, and that I really should not complain about anything. I have a livable home, I have a loving family, I have so many things that make my life so great.
1. Did you date someone from your school?
Micah- Yup... Shoemaker, and Josh :)
Josh- Yes, Lindsay, Megan, Whitney

2. What did you drive?
Micah- 98 Ford Contour, and 02 Hyundai Elantra
Josh- 83 Nissan Pulsar, 88 Nissan Pick up, 90 Chevy Half Ton

3. Did you pass your driver's license test on the first try?
Micah- Yup... Good ol' Mr. Moss
Josh- Yes

4.Where you a party animal?
Micah-I went to bon fires with cowboys... haha
Josh- Kinda, I liked to go to them

5. Were you considered a flirt?
Micah- I am sure I was!
Josh- Yes

6. Were you in band, orchestra, or choir?
Micah- Nope... I lived in the TV Broadcasting room :) And obsessed with FBLA
Josh- No I cant even read music

7. Were you a nerd?
Micah- Oh yeah, still am
Josh- I didnt think I was, but everyone else probably thought I was

8. Were you on any varsity teams?
Micah- Varsity TV Broadcasting ha
Josh- Varsity Soccer

9. Did you ever get suspended/expelled?
Micah- No
Josh- No

10. Can you still sing the fight song?
Micah- Of course! Team fight for dear ol' Wasatch... :)
Josh- I'd probably screw it up

11. Who were your favorite teachers?
Micah- Miss Carlile, Mrs Edwards, Mr. Moss, Miss Belnap
Josh- Freddy, Felsch, and Wheatley

12. Where did you sit for lunch?
Micah- My house, or my friends house, or Dairy Keen
Josh- One of the restaurants in town

13. What is your school's full name?
Micah- Wasatch High School
Josh- Wasatch High School

14. What is your school's mascot and colors?
Micah- Gold and Black, Wasp
Josh- Gold and Black, Wasp

15. Did you go to Homecoming and if so, with whom?
Micah- Ryan Horton, Josh Shoemaker
Josh- Sarah Richardson, Megan Rawlins, and Whitney Green

16. If you could go back and do it again, would you?
Micah- No... It was fun, but I wouldnt do it again
Josh- Yeah, life was easy. No mortgage, no bills

17. What do you remember most about graduation?
Micah- It was long... And I was sunburned.
Josh- Beach Balls that we snuck in

18. Where did you go Senior Skip Day?
Micah- A park in Provo Canyon. It was fun
Josh- A park in Provo Canyon, Robbie Piles dinosaur noises

19. Have you gained some weight since then?
Micah- I am not sure... haha Gained, then lost...
Josh- Yeah alot!

20. Who was your prom date?
Micah- Josh Shoemaker, both times
Josh- Whitney Green, Tessa Bates

21. Are you planning on going to your 10-year reunion?
Micah- Yeah! It will be fun
Josh- Yeah

22. Did you have a job in high school?
Micah- Yes, Taco Time, Old Navy, UPS Store
Josh- Yes, Dairy Keen, Super Wash, Premier Quality Wood Products, The Cabinet Company

Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

Hope you have a freaky, spooky, fun-filled day!
Sam the Pirate
P.S. Sam might be getting a baby brother this weekend! Yay! :)

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Fun Weekend!

This weekend, Courtney, Bekah, Monica, and me went and saw High School Musical 3. We went and had lunch at The Lion House, at University Mall, and made our way over to Wynsong Theatres to start watching this much anticipated movie! After lots of cheesy songs, and moments that were so funny you had to laugh out loud, we left 3 minutes early. Monica was already late to work, and we didnt want her to be ever later! Here are some pictures before the show started with the cast! Can you find Monica?

Josh's mom's birthday was last Sunday, and after the movie, I needed to go get her a present! But Bekah had to take a pee break, so while she was in the bathroom, me and Courtney found these AWESOME pink colenders!
Take 1
Take 2
Take 3... Finally turned out okay haha

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


deer hunting Pictures, Images and Photos

Last night, Josh, Nate (the business partner/"friend"), Stuart (the brother-in-law) and myself went deer hunting. Now... I have never been hunting in my life. All I know is Josh loves it, and last year he went and came home with a spike elk, some pheasants (Golden Eagles as I call them :)), and a HUGE bull elk.

Actual photo of the Bull Elk...

I dont like to eat elk (Josh tried to tell me it tastes like beef... It doesn't), and I "tried" some deer last year... And I thought it tasted like weeds. I am just going to stick with regular meats, like chicken, and beef. They taste much better, and I dont have to see it hanging in my garage "bleeding out" for the next week.
Anyways... As Josh picked me up from work to start this "wonderful" adventure, I was kind of excited! I get to spend the night with my husband (which is VERY RARE) doing something he loves, and maybe I will like. As I put on my cute Roxy Camo hat that my wonderful Aunt Brenda gave me last year, I told Josh I was going to be the cutest hunter out there. He justed laughed, and now that I think back, it was more of an evil laugh than an agreeing laugh. (Cause he knew what was ahead) We met Stu and Nate at the "secret spot". And as soon as I stepped out of the truck, it was FREEZING! I made sure it was known too, I told Josh it was freezing, and I think that was the last thing I said the rest of the time! To my surprise hunting consists more of tip-toeing around a mountain side, not talking, squinting your eyes to see a deer, and a whole lot of sitting and staring. As the night progressed, I decided to wander, and enjoy the scenery, despite it being so cold, it was pretty up on the mountain side. Soon the sun started to set, (I was praying it would go down faster, that way we could leave!), and then the deer started to show up a little. I only saw one buck the whole time I was on the mountain side, and no one shot it. Which is fine by me! All I can think about deer hunting is somewhere there is a little Bambi, who's Dad might get shot and killed, and not come back. (Josh hates that movie cause it makes hunting "look bad") The night got colder, the wind blew harder, and I started to walk back to the truck. Josh, Nate, and Stu, were still on the mountain side. The hill was pretty steep, so I did a little sideways step, walk zig-zag down the mountain, which added up to be like 3 miles more walking than what the boys did. I got to the trucks, and like 2 seconds later, the boys showed up. Of course I had to take the long way!

Last night, when we got home, I told Josh I was never going hunting again!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Family Pictures

We got our family pictures taken, as well as a "family shot" for me and Josh, and some Senior Pictures for my younger sister. They turned out pretty good. My favorite is the one with Timp. in the background.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Real Salt Lake

Oh lay oh lay oh lay oh lay... Real Salt Lake!

Last night Josh and I went to the Real Salt Lake vs. New York Red Bulls game at the new Rio Tinto Stadiumin Salt Lake. My wonderful mom got Josh the tickets for his birthday. He loved every second of it! Josh was totally in his element, and at towards the end, he was getting really into the game and yelling and cheering! It was a good game, and I had lots of fun. Even though it was cold! The new stadium is so cool! I hope we can go again!
The sprinklers turned on before the game started. It was kinda funny!

We had such good seats! This is on my camera phone, not zoomed in or anything!

The Real Lion was SO crazy... He's in the middle of the field going crazy with the Real Flag.

These little soccer playing cuties played during the half. They were so excited!

This is before the game started. I was so freezing! At least Josh looks cute! :)

Thanks again Mom for the awesome tickets!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008


I saw this on Whitnee North's blog, and I thought I would try it! Mostly to waste time at work, but it looked fun too!

Whitnee did 100 facts on herself and 50 on TJ! I was impressed! I decided to do 50 on me and 50 on Josh! :)

50 Facts about me:
1. I am OCD about light switches. They all need to be down if the lights are off, and up if the light is on. Our house makes me CRAZY cause they are all backwards!
2. I love celery now! I used to hate the taste of it, and one day Josh got some sticky fingers from Wingers and it came with celery and i decided to eat one and loved it!
3. I eat Skittles 2 at a time, and they have to be the same color. If there are any left overs Josh gets them!
4. I love the smell of laundry.
5. I am late to everything! No matter how much I try to be on time, I always end up being late!
6. I taught my little sisters primary class with Josh before we were married.
7. I dont know what I am going to name by daughters! All the boy names are picked out!
8. I am addicted to blogging!
9. I love clean sheets and towels! I love to get into bed when they smell good, and i love getting out of the shower and smelling clean towels!
10. I love four wheeling with Josh!
11. I enjoy camping, unless its cold, and Sam is all over the place. Then I get frustrated!
12. I love garlic!
13. When i was little me and my sisters would drink pickle juice and run around the house!
14. I love shopping for house decorations.
15. I once pushed our family dog Tippy out of the playhouse in the backyard and broke his leg. He was going to attack my sister!
16. I never talked to Josh in high school. I knew of him, but never knew him. He dated or kissed like seriously all of my friends!
17. I love reading Twilight, I cant wait for the movie to come out! And i think one of my clients is a vampire!
18. I love reality TV
19. I love celebrity gossip!
20. My favorite food is Italian. If i could i would eat something italian every night!
21. I dont like anything spicy. Even the hint of spicy
22. I love being an aunt! Its so fun... Especially when you can give the screaming child back!
23. I will randomly get on a healthy food kick for about a week, and then for the next 3 months, i will eat nothing but french fri's and ice cream to make up for it!
24. I have dated 2 guys at the same time. I dont suggest it!
25. I would always wear black shirts if i could.
26. I like my hair short.
27. I am the oldest of 4 girls.
28. I love watching movies! Especially funny movies!
29. I always laugh too loud at inappropriate times
30. I have never drank, smoked, or done drugs! And i am proud to say that!
31. I check my email at least 50 times a day! At every time I do, I have at least one new email.
32. I love rainy days were you sit around all day and hang out.
33. I fall asleep to the TV every night!
34. I am paranoid someone will break into my house.
35. I am home alone alot cause Josh is always working!
36. I am really close to my family.
37. I enjoy the fall. The weather always seems to be so nice, and i love seeing the changing leaves!
38. I love listening to music!
39. I once rode around Josh's parents triangle on Josh's bike with no shoes!
40. I cry almost everytime I watch A Baby Story on TLC. I love seeing the daddies be so proud of their new child!
41. I eat lunch at my house everyday, and I feed Copper and Sam then too.
42. I hate when Sam finds gross things to roll in!
43. I throw up easily.
44. I love having Girls Nights with old friends! Its so nice to act like a kid again in this "grown up" world!
45. I love family get togethers! My family always gets dirty looks for being so loud!
46. I suck at pretty much every sport!
47. I hate cutting my toe nails! My mom has always done it for me! haha Or I just get pedicures!
48. I love high heels!
49. I love cooking deserts, I just wish I had more time to do it!
50. I am married to the sweetest, hottest, funniest guy in the world! :)

50 Facts about Josh:
1. He has a new love of salad, thanks to me and my mom!
2. He loves to hunt!
3. He is an awesome soccer player! And he still has awesome skills!
4. He can not drive ANYWHERE without making a phone call!
5. He loves Wendy's
6. He would rather sit on opposite sides of the couch and share a blanket then cuddle
7. Josh tried to teach me how to load his hand gun "in case anyone broke in." I told him I would never shoot anyone, I would just beat them up!
8. He loves trucks. And blames it on work that he has to have one.
9. He will be an awesome dad one day!
10. He has a fabulous eye for detail in everything he does!
11. He is really strong! His arms are seriously as big as my face!
12. He is addicted to Diet Pepsi Max and Mountain Dew!
13. He loves to grill on the BBQ
14. Josh has built and refinished alot of our furniture
15. He is extremely smart at everything! He can figure stuff out so fast!
16. He owned his own business before he was 22 years old!
17. Sometimes he can be really annoying! He knows just how to puch my buttons!
18. He is really stubborn sometimes!
19. He has a great sense of humor! He makes me laugh all the time!
20. We like so scare each other. So far Josh is in the lead! Of course! But I have got him a few times!
21. He has awesome work ethic. Sometimes too awesome!
22. He would go out of his way to help anyone!!
23. He has beautiful eyes and eye lashes!
24. He can eat really loud sometimes! haha
25. One day he is going to build us a nice house. That will have everything we want in it! Like a master bathroom! :)
26. He likes spicy things!
27. He loves asparugus (spelling). I cooked it once, and it was pretty good. I just think it looks like a weed.
28. He is constinatly looking at KSL for a new 4 wheeler dispite how many times i have told him, he is not getting a new one!
29. He loves to go camping! He sleeps better camping then he does anywhere else.
30. He used to be addicted to texting! He would have to be texting at least one person or else he would FREAK out and randomly text more people.
31. He is a good brother to his siblings.
32. He is an Eagle Scout. He got his drivers license a month late cause he didnt get it in time.
33. Sam loves when his Daddy comes home! He jumps all over his legs and waits for Josh to pick him up and licks his face!
34. He is really good at doing wheelies at the Sand Dunes.
35. He likes to check my blog. I think its just so he can see what i say about him! haha
36. He likes hard rock and scream-o music
37. He is getting grey hair! haha I find them all the time!
38. His favorite restaurant is Wingers. Everytime we are in Provo, we have to eat there! I am getting sick of it personally, I miss Cafe Rio!
39. He misses Steve every once and a while. And so do i!
40. He likes to go for rides in the mountains
41. He is a great friend
42. For our first "date" went to the AFI concert. I got a black eye from "Pirate Guy" and Josh punched the dude! haha
43. He likes Family Guy and the Simpsons but loves Seinfeld
44. He finished my parents basement, he turned it into a theatre room
45. He was born in Heber
46. He is a great carpeder
47. He puts up with me everyday! And has put up with me for more than a year!
48. He is really shy when he doesnt know anyone
49. He has kissed like every girl in Heber! SERIOUSLY! haha
50. He is my prince charming! :)

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Wedding Cake

Me and Josh got home late on Monday night, so we decided to eat the top of our wedding cake on the anniversary of when we "lived together!"
Here are some pictures of the cake. It was actually pretty good.
Josh eating some cake

Me haha

Even Sam wanted some! haha



Tuesday, September 23, 2008

One Year!

Dont mind the Double Chin. I was laughing histarically! The blinky glasses :)

Only about half the tickets Josh actually won!

I wasn't quite as good as Josh was at the Elvis coin pusher! haha

Dont mind the flaired nostril in this picture. All the smoke from the casino was getting to us!

Josh gambeling... He lost like $15
Gas was so cheap in Vegas. Josh had to take a picture of it!

It was me and Josh's one year anniversary on Monday! We decided to take a trip to Vegas for the weekend. It was so much fun to get away and just spend time together! We stayed the night Saturday at a sketchy motel in St George. We went and watched a movie, and had dinner and drove around that night, and I showed Josh my old house, and elementary school. Unfortunatly our freaking camera wouldnt work (It hasnt worked since the sand dunes. I think there is sand in it... Oops!) But it was still fun! I got really excited showing Josh were i spent my childhood! haha

Sunday we drove to Vegas, and spent Sunday and Monday there. We stayed at the Stratosphere. They had a nice swimming pool on the 8th floor that we swam in. We walked the strip 3 and a half times, and it seriously KILLED us! haha On the drive home we stopped at In-N-Out in St George, and we looked like 80 year olds trying to get out of my car! haha Needless to say we need to start to work out more! Saturday night we decided we didint want to get kicked out of the casino's for a minor gambeling (ME! haha) so we walked to Circus Circus and played the arcade games! It was so much fun! I schooled Josh at Skeet-Ball and the water balloon game! And I won Sam a new toy! haha And a bunch of crap, like the blinky glasses I am wearing! haha After Circus Circus, Josh played slots for a second, and we left and walked the strip wearing the blinky glasses. I am almost positive people thought we were drunk. But we weren't! I swear! haha

On Saturday, Josh couldn't wait to give me my anniversary present, so i got it 2 days early! (I am so lucky!) It was a wedding band to go with my engagement ring! This picture doesnt do it justice! Its beautiful! I love finally having a wedding band. Maybe now people will stop asking what grade I am in! haha

Sorry the pictures kinda suck they were all taken from the camera phone...

Thursday, September 18, 2008


Tonight Josh, myself, my parents, and my two youngest sisters, Bekah and Aryn, went to watch my sister, Courtney, play in the powder puff game at the high school. After Aryn and Courtney went to the bon-fire, Josh, myself, my parents, and Bekah went to the Dairy Keen to get some ice cream. While we were there, Bekah went to go fill a water cup with water for an "expirement", and while she was gone, my dad poured some salt in Bekah's water.

This was her reaction!
Typical Bekah reaction too!
Me and Josh talked her into having a drinking contest and we gave her the salt water, and she chugged and then spit the water out, saying, "THERE IS SOMETHING WRONG WITH THIS WATER!"
It was priceless! I wish I had a video camera!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Josh's New Truck!

So I forgot to mention in Josh's Birthday post, that we bought him a new truck! He has needed a new one for a while, but we didnt really want to spend the money or time of selling his old truck, and looking for a new one. But one day, randomly, we went to Provo, and drive past Ken Garff Nissan, and passed this beauty! haha I think it was love at first sight for Josh, we walked right over to it and asked the salesman how much it was! Of course, it was more than we thought, but Josh still got it!

Sorry the picture kinda sucks, I took it on my phone before we went 4-wheeling. Thats also why the 4-wheelers are on the back of it! :)

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Happy Birthday Josh!

Josh's birthday was on Tuesday. My wonderful parents gave us a night at the Zermatt on Monday.

Thanks for the fabulous hotel room, Mom and Dad! We loved it!

Me and Josh went and had a "Birthday Dinner" at the mexican restaurant in
Midway (I dont know how to spell it, and I am not even going to try and attempt spelling it! haha), and after we went and had cheesecake and ice cream at my parents house!
The Birthday Boy! :)
Even Sam got some ice cream!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Sam got a hair cut!

Long Hair
Short Hair

Sam got a much needed hair cut this past week! While he was getting his hair cut, he got to play with a little girl, and when i went to pick him up, he didnt want to leave! Well... Untill I said, "Let's Go Buh-Bye!" His favorite sentance! haha

Doesn't he look so much better!?

Friday, September 5, 2008

Labor Day Weekend!

Stephanie caught this lizard. It was a baby, and we named it Willy I had the coolest flag there! It was pink with a skull.
Miss Stephanie and Me
Josh... Check out the BIG dust cloud behind him!
Josh is letting pressure out of his tires. That is what our red neck friends told us to do... Apparently it makes you go faster! Roger Dodger is helping!
Josh... Again

Labor Day weekend, me and Josh went to the Sand Dunes with some of our friends. It was the first time I had ever been, and it was SO MUCH FUN! On Friday night, we stayed at the face of Sand Mountain, and I didnt get sleep, at all! So the next night we went to White Sand Campground. It was a lot quieter! We met lots of red necks there, and unforunatly our camera wasnt working for most of the time, so we only have a few pictures.