Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Family Pic's 2010

This year we had to do our family pictures up in Logan. Liz couldn't come to us so we went to her. We just did them on a weekend she had games so we all got to watch her play too. It was a beautiful fall up there and I think they turned out pretty good.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

So it's been a while...

Well, here I am. Not that anyone but Liz is reading this anyway. I'm guessing everyone gave up on me, which I don't blame them for at all. So, what have we been up to the last few months... Mostly I have been following my sister and her team around the country watching them play volleyball. They actually had an incredible season this year. The beat Hawaii, who was ranked I think 3rd in the COUNTRY at the time, in the WAC Championship which was incredible! They were the total under-dogs and it felt just like it did when Liz won the state championship for the first time, ok maybe this was even a little more exciting. It was broadcast on ESPNU and if you watched it you probably saw Kade lifting Liz up on his shoulders after the victory! Those two... Then to top off the whole thing Liz was named the MVP! So awesome! Anyway, after that we had a wonderful Thanksgiving on the beautiful sunny beach down in Encinitas and then I went to UC Berkeley with my parents to watch Liz play in her first NCAA tournament appearance. That one was a loss but it was still amazing just to get there. I am so proud of that girl. I keep praying that our children will somehow get her athletic genes through me. One can dream right? Well, I guess that's all for now. I hope everyone is having a wonderful Christmas season so far. I LOVE this time of year!

Saturday, June 26, 2010


ITALY!!!! Was the most amazing thing I have ever experienced, and I have seen some pretty awesome stuff. I could literally write a novel about the things I have experienced but I think I will let the pictures do the talking since there are about a million. We went to Florence, Venice, Pompeii, and Rome and words can't express how wonderful the experience was. I will just say the sites were out-of-this-world, the food was incredible, and the company couldn't have been better!
(P.S. Sorry it took me so long to post. We have been crazy busy!)
Here are a few of my fav's and I am including a link to my facebook if you want to see the rest. If you want to hear any more about the trip just ask me. I LOVE to talk about it but I don't want to bore anyone!:) Click here to see pictures

Monday, May 24, 2010

Happy Anniversary to Us!

Wow! I cannot believe it has been 4 years. How time flies. Well, since we are leaving for Italy on Thursday we really didn't want to go all out on our anniversary. So, we went to dinner at Scaldoni's and then continued the tradition of going to Chili's for dessert for some molten chocolate cake. After, we played volleyball, since that is really one of our favorite things to do together. Pretty lame I guess, but I loved it! K, here comes the mushy stuff... I am so grateful to have such a wonderful husband that is there for me and provides so well for me and loves me. I know when I look in his eyes that he truly, deeply loves me and I hope he can see the same in me. The End!

Thursday, May 6, 2010


So..Anyone who know's me very well knows how much I LOVE jewelry. My true love is the real stuff, but I also like playing with cute fun stuff too. We have a friend who makes jewelry and she is coming down. It is one of the moms of a teammate of Liz's up at Utah State so that is how we know her. She is INCREDIBLY talented and her peices are so affordable (pretty much everything is between $5 and $30) We have actually had her down before but I just wanted to let everyone know through the blogging world. She is amazing and it is so fun. She also does custom stuff so if you have something in mind and don't see it there you can just tell her and she will mail to you within the week. It is going to be at my parents house on Saturday May 15th and it will just be an open house from around 2:00 to 5:00 but if you have plans we can work with you. We will be hanging out there all day so just let me know. Leave a comment if you want the address or need my # for directions. (My page isn't private and I didn't want the whole world to know where they live and my number) Hope you all can make it!

Just a few examples. Go to www.debbierenee.com to see more

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

My dream come true...

Well, as most of you probably know, Kade and I have traveled the world. It is what we love to do. It was ingrained in me as a child because I was so blessed to have parents who took me around the world to visit new cultures, learn more about my heritage, and pretty much just have a blast together. Kade started coming along with us while we were dating and has been hooked ever since. So, we both love to travel, especially out of the country, and we have been so lucky to have seen some amazing places thus far. But of course, Malorie is always wanting more. I have been telling Kade for a few years now, basically since we've been married, that I really, really want to go to Italy before we have kids. It has been a dream of mine for a very long time and I figured if I didn't go before then who knows when I would be able to go. Well, we went to a lot of other places and have had some amazing adventures and so I had basically given up on my dream and figured I would just make Kade take me when we were old and decrepit. But lo and behold, thanks to Kade and my WONDERFUL family my dream is coming true!!!! We leave for Italy on May 27th. It will be me, Kade, and my whole fam. Kade and I are STARTING to entertain the thought of having children SOMEDAY. So we all figured this could be like our last little hoorah. I know you are all probably mad at me for taking an hour to say something that could be said in one sentence but I am just so grateful for everyone in my life that is always trying to make me happy and I wanted to express that. Kade and my family are so good to me and I love them all so much. I also need to make a shout out to Teri for pushing me to try and go. Love ya Ter! Well, I guess the bottom line is it has been a little while since we went on a big trip and I couldn't be more excited about this one. Sorry for rambling. Peace out.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Happy Birthday Carter!

This last weekend Carter turned 1! His birthday party was sooooo much fun. He is the most adorable little boy on the planet and we love him to death. We also love his parents, but we mostly just put up with them so we can see Carter. Just kidding, I love you Teri! You really are one of the best friends in the whole world!:)

Me & Carter's Mom!

The birthday boy getting ready for cake

The cake, it was a polka dot party so we had a blast making the cake. Teri and I also couldn't help making a cute fondant Carter to go on the front.

Me, Kade, & Carter

Happy 1st birthday buddy!

Thursday, January 21, 2010


Okay....tagged, you should do this too...Let others know a little more about yourself, re-post this as your name followed by "ology"
YOU! Yes, you reading this. You're tagged. Now that you know more about me than you ever wanted to know, play the game. Be nice.


*What is your salad dressing of choice? Grandma Tobler's Raspberry Poppyseed (I want some now)

*What is your favorite sit down restaurant? Cheesecake Factory

*What is your favorite fast food restaurant? In-N-Out

*What food could you eat every day for two weeks and not get sick of? Chicken Soup from Cafe Rio (My sister will vouch for this)

*What are your pizza toppings of choice? Pineapple (no ham, just pineapple)

*How many televisions are in your house? 2

*What color cell phone do you have? Hot Pink (My favorite!)


*Are you right-handed or left-handed? Left

*Have you ever had anything removed from your body? wisdom teeth? does that count?

*What is the last heavy item you lifted? some 10-wire. that stuff is WAY heavy.

*Have you ever been knocked unconscious? No

*Have you ever fainted? Yes, multiple times. I'm working on that.


*If it were possible, would you want to know the day you were going to die? Tough one, but probably not. I don't like to think about things I can't control.

*If you could change your name, what would you change it to? I really love my name. No changes, great job mom and dad.

*How many pairs of flip-flops do you own? Um...lets just say a lot of every kind of shoe(one of my many addictions)

*Last person you talked to? Zoey, but if we're sticking to humans then Kade


*Season? Fall, when relief from the summer heat comes it feels amazing. And I love fall clothes!:)

* Holiday ? Gotta go with Christmas, I am such a kid at heart.

*Day of the week? Saturday-because now that it is so cold it is the only day we can play volleyball cuz we have to play in the middle of the day. oh, I LOVE playing volleyball!!

*Month? December, I'm a sucker for the Christmas spirit. Sad, 11 months to go, haha. I love different things about all months though, this is a tough one for me.

* Color? Pink-always and forever

* Drink? Water-I drink gallons a day


*Missing someone? My sis. I hate her living in Logan, I know you're gonna read this Liz. COME HOME!;)

*What are you listening to? Boys Like Girls, Love Drunk CD, LOVE IT.

*Watching? Myself Type

Worrying about? An upcoming Dr. Appointment

*What's the last movie you saw? Music & Lyrics. Last night we watched it. So cute.

*Do You Smile often? Yes, I often find myself massaging my cheeks cuz they get sore from laughing all the time.

*If you could change your eye color what would it be? Just a brighter blue. I have wierd chameleon eyes that change color depending on what I'm wearing. I want them to be bright blue all the time.

*What's on your wish list for your birthday? Jewelry is always on my wish list.

*Can you do push-ups? Girl ones?!

*Can you do a chin up? Pretty sure that's a negative.

*Does the future make you more nervous or excited? Way excited most of the time!

*Have you been in a Car wreck? Nothing outside a parking lot:)

*Have you caused a Car wreck? No way.

*Do you have an accent? I dont think so.

*Last time you cried? When Liz went back up to Logan after Christmas break. I miss my BFF

*Plans tonight? Watching some AWESOME shows with my hubby. We have been busy lately and have some good stuff saved up on the DVR.

*Have you ever felt like you hit rock bottom? No, I have had a cushy life. Hope to keep it that way:)

*Name 3 things you Bought yesterday ? Nothing, for once.

*Met someone who changed your life? Definately

*For the better or worse?? Both

*How did you bring in the New Year? On the black hill with some great friends after a devastating loss in Cranium.

*Would you go back in time if you were given the chance? Yeah, that would be fun. I think I would just appreciate being young more and spend less time wishing to be grown up. Not much I'd change though.

*Have you ever dated someone longer than a year? Yep, a few someone's

*What songs do you sing in the shower? Totally depends on my mood. Among the favorties are broadway classics, and Michael Buble.

*Have you held hands with someone Today? Not yet

*Who was the last person you took a picture of? probably myself and someone else. I like taking those self/group portraits. I have long arms so it works! haha.

*Are most of the friends in your life new or old? Hmm... That's relative. I guess new. Most of my friends now I met when I met Kade so that's only been about 6ish years. Wow, that's a long time though I guess. Well, there's my answer. I don't even know. I really LOVE all my friends though!

*Do you like pulpy orange juice? No way jose! I can barely drink regular orange juice but if it has a lot of pulp, it's not going down.

*What is something your friends make fun of you for? My spazziness. Especially when it comes to athletic things. I can usually get the job done, but I look pretty funny doing it. It also doesn't help if they've seen my sister. She makes me look really bad when it comes to sports.

*Last time you ate peanut butter and jelly? I'm more of a PB & H (honey) kinda girl.

*What were you doing 12 AM last night? Sleeping. One of my favorite hobbies.

*What was the first thing you thought of when you woke up? YAY! It's still raining. I love the rain.