Monday, August 22, 2011

New Blog!

Just started a new blog for Peej and I!
You can check us out at

Sunday, July 3, 2011

6 Days!!

At My Shower
We are finally under a week and there is so much going on I can hardly catch my breath. Each day starts with a list that I know will not get finished no matter how much I buckle down. And now I have started waking up at 6 am (sometimes earlier) and sit there for an hour or so until I feel like its a more appropriate time to get up. I do feel extreme comfort in the fact that my mom is also not sleeping anymore!
Pj with our marriage license
It's amazing how time has flown. Just two weeks ago it had been the longest 6 1/2 months of my life and now it just feels like each day is completed in a few seconds. Here are just a few things that have been speeding up the process:
cleaning out my bed room (I must admit sadder than I thought)
painting furniture
running wedding errands
doing wedding projects
moving stuff into our new place
organizing the chaos we just moved in
staying involved in family events
eating (gotta squeeze that in)
and endless other tasks
The way a MAN packs
Fortunately I have the best support group. With my mom, sisters, Jaicy, the whole Andersen clan, and of course PJ taking on this endeavor it doesn't seem nearly as nuts. I imagine the next 6 days will fly by and I am so excited to be Mrs. Andersen I can hardly stand it. PJ is a constant reminder of why all of this madness is completely worth it! He is so patient through my crazy emotions and does so much for us. I can't believe how blessed I am!

Now I just need my friends and family to hurry up and get here so the party can really start! 6 more days!!!!

Monday, May 23, 2011

47 More days!!!

Friday marked 50 days until Peej and I get married!!! To mark the occasion I decided to surprise him with a completely awesome date! Now for those of you who don't know in the summer of 2009 PJ asked me on a date to see the movie UP and I turned him down (I had a boyfriend). Since we started dating we have teased each other about this "missed date" so for our 50 day date I decided to plan an awesome UP date! I must admit I think it was way better than the date he would have planned in 2009!

First I set up his room before he came home and this was what he walked in to find...
Tied to the bottom of the balloons was the movie Up and a 50 days note!
Peej looking very excited about his surprise! After he got all surprised we had Pizza and salad for dinner and then we watched the movie while eating these...
It wasn't Fentons but it got the job done! All in all it was a wonderful celebration and I'm excited for these day to pass by.

Right now there are
47 days until the wedding
16 days until graduation
10 days until I'm done with class

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


So I had all of these really cute posts I was going to blog about such as all my friends being in town and Alysse and Cody's wedding not to mention Easter but it seems I will have to skip past all those and get straight to the Current event....

I no longer have an Apendix. Here is the short version of how that came to be.

The Sunday before last after having a wonderful time and the Andersen and Blau homes PJ and I headed back to my house so I could finish some homework. I started feeling sick and by 9 the vomiting started. (In RA world puke is always vomit never throw up or any other form of that I think they want it to seem more clinical just random FYI) I was hovering the toilet the rest of the night with endless stomach pains and vomit every 45 minutes almost exactly. PJ was super sweet rubbing my back and watching the chaos quite well. I had to force him out at about 1 so he could get some rest. I was up all night...

Monday I decided not to go to school I was still vomiting and having these terrible pains. I talked to an advice nurse and a doctor over the phone but got no where. PJ came home at 6:30 and started eating dinner with my family. Around that time the pain sunk into my lower right abdomen and by 7 PJ my mom and I were on our way to the ER
They took forever to get me through the waiting room and my mom kept pointing out the people with chest pains passing me up in the line. Finally I saw nurse number 1 she was nice and took me seriously and then I was ushered into another waiting room where I could only have one person with me so Peej came and sat while I got random tests. Finally I got into a room with a nurse who obviously thought I was faking it. Then my mom got people to break rules for her and joined us to my sweet relief!

By the time a doctor came it was Tuesday morning. She was sure it was my appendix but called a surgeon to check. He said if I was a man they would say appendicitis but since I have ovaries we needed to run more tests. They put me on morphine and made me drink this chalky crap that apparently reacts with some other things to make my organs show in a CT scan. CT scans are weird by the way and YOU TOTALLY FEEL LIKE YOU PEED YOUR PANTS!!!!!! but miraculously you do not. Anyways after the scan PJ my mom and I all fell asleep in weird positions in my room. At 4:00 they came in and said it was my Appendix and that they were just waiting for the operating room to be open and At 4:30 they came to prep me and PJ and my mom went home.

I went into surgery at 5 and don't remember a thing until 7 :45 so bizarre and PJ went home took a shower drove to the airport and hopped a flight to Iowa for work. The next day was full of visitors and funny drugged conversations. And the night was full of hospital people poking me and rude neighbors. Then it was home wed and recovery since! O and when PJ came home he gave me a mug from Iowa to say sorry for missing my operation. This pic is not of mine but I kid you not looks just like this and says Iowa on the inside!
I guess he was udderly sad to leave me (couldn't help myself)

Monday, March 21, 2011

Kicking Off Spring Break!

This Friday marked the beginning of my spring break and even though I have a huge project to do a write up I couldn't be happier for a bit of a break. To start off my spring break right PJ took me out on a date to dinner and a movie! It was such fun, the next day was spent on wedding planning which included going out to the school house and measuring some random things!

It's always such fun to go out their and think about our wedding day. Then we went to the Andersen's to see Bett head out for the MORMAL!! She looked beautiful! Later that night while doing some wedding crafts we decided to make homemade donuts with my mom!

They were so delicious and it was such fun cutting and cooking them! Sunday morning I had to finish preparing for my relief society lesson which included making these cute St. Patricks Day Cupcakes!
It was such a fun weekend and I'm looking forward to a whole week in Danville!!!

Monday, March 7, 2011

124 Days!!!

Its officially 124 days until the big day and wedding plans are in full swing! This weekend was utterly full of exciting details. On the 126 day to go, Saturday, we had a full day. We got up early and PJ came over while I got ready for the day. We went over all of our plans and then Tara and I headed to my second dress fitting. It was so nice to see my dress again and I'm excited to see how it will all come together. We drove back home and PJ picked me up. We dropped off my car to get the oil changed and then went to JCREW where Peej tried on a suit they ordered in for him. He looks so handsome in it and I can't wait to see him in it again at our wedding!

After the mall we picked up my car and stopped by a little shop in danville to look at some cute accessories for the wedding. Then it was back home for lunch and off to start registering. I must admit the whole registering experience was a bit overwhelming for me but we are going to work on it again this next weekend at different locations so hopefully it will all become clearer then! After that attempt we headed back to my house and worked on a flag my grandma is quilting for us for the flag pole at our wedding! It is super cute. After dinner and a few more details we went out to see the Adjustment Bureau with Alysse and Cody. It was such fun and a good movie! All in All it was an awesome wedding filled weekend and I can't wait for these 124 days to pass so I can marry my best friend! but for now I'm trying to enjoy the process as much as possible!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


Dear Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Manufacturer,
I am sad to say your hearts lack in the peanut butter (or whatever that peanut butterly like thing is) to chocolate ratio. Your chocolate is not good enough to dominate my taste buds as it has! I was looking more for your standard ratio or even your easter egg ratio! Please fix this before next year!
Thank you!