Monday, May 25, 2009

Cinnamon Rolls

So I found this fantastic recipe for cinnamon rolls that does not use yeast. It is quick, easy, and delicious! For the icing, you could make a regular powdered sugar glaze, but I had Betty Crocker Cream Cheese icing in my cupboard, so that is what I used. Enjoy!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

1 YEAR!!!

So today is our 1 year anniversary! It went by so fast! I can't believe it has already been a whole year! We are still going to school, but we both graduate in December! I feel like this is phase one in our journey through eternity. I cannot wait for phase 2 to start and the rest of life to happen! I know it will not be easy, but I cannot wait! I look forward to facing all the challenges ahead for us and conquering those challenges together. I look forward to having a family and seeing our children grow. It seems like I have lived a lot so far, but there is still so much more to experience. 

I have put up some photos from my wedding for us all to look back and reminice. I hope that everyone who is married takes some time to look at their wedding photos every once in a while. It really helps you to remember the happiness you felt on that day! Not only do you remember that happiness, but you fall in love with your spouse all over again! So enjoy life and take the challenges that come one at a time and do it together! 

Monday, May 18, 2009

Chicken Parmesan

This is my new favorite chicken recipe. It is probably the best chicken I have ever made! Enjoy!

Monday, May 11, 2009


Andrew's friend, Greg, came to visit from Oregon. We haven't seen him since our wedding. It was way good to see him. Andrew and Greg went out in the middle of nowhere and shot clay pigeons all afternoon. I wish that I could have gone to take pictures, but I had to go to class. ): We also saw the movie, Taken, at the cheap theater. It is an amazing movie! You should go see it. Right now, Greg just took his first bite of one of Andrew's famous hamburgers! He's so cute with his hamburgers! We didn't eat his burgers for 4 months while we were in Mesquite. It was nice to have a break, only so we could experience it like the first time again! If you have never had one of Andrew's hamburgers, you are definately missing out! 

Saturday, May 9, 2009

25 Facts about Us!

25 Things... couple style!

So it's Saturday morning and I saw this on my friend's profile, and I thought what the heck, why not?!

Rachel & Andrew

♥ What are your middle names? Alice and Andrew (his first name is William)

♥ How long have you been together? Married: 2 weeks of a year, altogether...2 years & 8 months!

♥ How long did you know each other before you started dating? a few weeks...I had to snag him up quick before the other girls (or 2 of my roommates!) in the ward did!

♥ Who asked who out? I asked him out...for the first date at least...but I'm not sure he knew it was a date then...

♥ How old are each of you? He is 25 and I'm 22

♥ Whose siblings do/ did you see the most? Mine

♥ Do you have any children together? No, but I can't wait until we do!!!

♥ What about pets? No...but Andrew just told me the other day that we can get a doggy once we have a house!!!

♥ Which situation is the hardest on you as a couple? we're both going to school, so telling the other we can't play cause we have homework to do... :(

♥ Did you go to the same school? We currently go to the same school

♥ Are you from the same home town? Not even close! 

♥ Who is the smartest? He's probably smarter...especially with ##. 

♥ Who is the most sensitive? Me, but he has his moments =D

♥ Where do you eat out most as a couple? Hmm...we don't eat out much now that we're in Rexburg (all the fast food joints are crappy), but while we were in Mesquite, we probably went to Jack in the Box most

♥ Where is the furthest you two have traveled together as a couple? Well, the furthest from Rexburg that we have traveled would be Pheonix. We haven't been that adventurous yet...

♥ Who has the craziest exes? Probably me, only because I have more...but his ex was a pot head...

♥ Who has the worst temper? I'm quicker to raise my voice, but he's more opinionated

♥ Who does the cooking? I do usually, but when it comes to hamburgers, it's all Andrew!

♥ Who is more social? Probably me...I like to get out and make new friends whereas he likes to stick with the ones he has

♥ Who is the neat-freak? He is really, but I'm coming around!

♥ Who is the more stubborn? Oh I don't know...I think he is...he always says that I'm a people pleaser so...

♥ Who hogs the bed? I do! But he hogs the sheets!

♥ Who wakes up earlier? Definately's almost 10 and he's still snoozin away!

♥ Where was your first date? Our first date (the one where he wasn't aware that it was a date) was to a jazz concert. Our first real date...we tried going to this family fun zone just south of rexburg but it was I don't remember what we did instead...

♥ Who has the bigger family? Me for sure! When we got married, he went from 2 nephews to 14 neices & nephews!

♥ Do you get flowers often? No...but that just makes when I do get them all that more special!

♥ How do you spend the holidays? Chillin with family and friends!

♥ Who is more jealous? I don't know...but I do have a lot more guy friends than he does girlfriends, if that means anything...

♥ How long did it take to get serious? It was after shortly after a month...I remember cause it was after he got the geo

♥ Who eats more? Throughout the day, me, but at one meal, definatly him!

♥ Who does/ did the laundry? I do

♥ Who’s better with the computer? Andrew is...he works on the computer for his job so...

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


So I started swimming again. I haven't swam in a couple of months, and it feels so good to be back in the water! While we were in Mesquite, I would go swim a couple days a week, but that was in a warm, 2 lane 20 meter pool surrounded by floating old people. It is so nice to be back in a cool 6 lane 25 yard pool with my peers and friends! When I was younger, I never knew that I would love swimming as much as I do! I have made great friends from the swim program at BYU-I and my experience here would be so different if I hadn't swam! 
It's funny, I have applied to be the coordinator for the swim program in the fall, and the faculty member in charge of hiring me was saying that the other applicant was some guy who used to swim here, but he's been gone for a while. Then I went out on the pool deck and there was my friend who I haven't seen in a couple years. Then I found out that he was the other applicant! After I thought about the fact that if he's been gone a while and I knew him before he left, I realized that I have been around for a long time! This is my 7th semester with the swim program. 
I don't feel like my freshmen year was that long ago, but when I think about it, a lot has happened in 4 years! I never would have imagined that this is where I would be now. But I love being married to Andrew! Life is good right now, but I cannot wait to graduate and start our next life!!!

Monday, May 4, 2009


So I just figured out what my schedule for fall semester could look like! I only have to take 3 classes. One of them is worth 5 credits and I will have that class everyday, but other than that, I will have 2 other classes on Monday and Wednesday! So I am pretty excited about that! For now, I have to get to work on some homework with a group.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

My first blog!

This is my first blog ever and I'm kinda excited! I have been looking at my friends' blogs, and I thought, "Why don't I have one of these?" Anyways, as of yesterday, my husband, Andrew, and I are in our 12th month of marriage! Our one year anniversary is coming up in a couple of weeks and we don't have classes the 2 days after! We might do something exciting...! 

We just got back from my sister, Laura's, wedding in Logan, UT. This was a long-awaited event and I am very happy that I was able to be there to support my sister. I was also able to see my parents, and my brother, Scott, and his kids, who I haven't seen since my wedding! They are getting so big! Unfortunately, I forgot to take me camera, so there are no pictures... :( Hopefully I will have access to some soon and I can put them up here. 

I am the head guard at BYU-I's swimming pool. It sounds special, but it's not very glamorous. I am in charge of making the schedule every week and covering people's shifts, specifically the 5 am shifts...yuck! The good part about it is that the schedule will mainly be the same for the rest of the semester, so it won't be that bad!

So in a nutshell, life is good right now. Andrew and I graduate in December this year and we will never have to live in Rexburg again! At least that's our plan.