Monday, April 30, 2012


This weekend we began moving into our lovely little apartment! Well, Casey started moving in. There are about two whole things in there as of now.

We went for a little walk through before hand and noticed a few things that we need to take care of. Starting with some SPIDERS! AHHHHHH! But do not fear, that is why they make bug spray, vacuums and Casey of course.
Anybody else notice the ghost orbs?!?!
Other than the spider massacre that needs to happen, we need to dust like mad! We turned the ceiling fan on/off the other day and Casey reached up to help slow the blades down and that lead to the dust storm of 2012. So that will definitely have to be dealt with before either of us are there.

Now we have the coffee table and the dining room table there just waiting for us to join them! We had to fix up the coffee table a bit...I put it together with the help of some friends when I first moved out...I used my pots and pans. Poor thing needed some help! Anyway, slowly but surely everything will get moved in. We have awhile so no rush here!

In other news, Casey's soccer and flag football season continue on. He gets to play football with at least one brother, Chad, most of the time. This last Saturday though, his brother Chris was able to play. So we just had to take a brothers picture! Awwwww! So cute right? Right!

Chris, Casey and Chad! Bfffff's!

So that is that! We are both done with school and are ready to begin the final month countdown until our day of marriage. Huzzah! Exciting stuff my dear friends.


Saturday, April 28, 2012

Proposal Redo!

Don't freak out anyone! I am the one that did the reproposing!

We received Casey's ring in the mail last week and we were pretty excited (thus the first proposal!). It was just a simple black band. Casey had insisted that he had to have black. There was no discussion.So we ordered it. And it got here. And then I proposed. And then we found out it was too big. And then Casey decided black wasn't such a great idea. And then we sent it back. And then we got a new ring!

Funny side note: Casey's friend Matt had warned him about black rings...he said black rings belong on black people. Haha we laughed! And sadly it is true, so that makes it not racist. 

Sooooo we went suit shopping yesterday! Holla! Casey is going to be a STUD! He already is! I hate to admit it but he wore a BYU shirt the other day and oh boy he looked supa fine! Anyway, so before my mom and I left for Mr. Mac, my mom texted me to let me know that the ring came. Naturally we had to bring it so I could repropose in public! Duh.

Just after Casey had been fitted I waited outside his dressing room with the ring. It was really stupid and I felt incredibly awkward but I had to do it! And well you can figure out the rest. He said yes and the ring fits/looks a lot better than the first one!

Beat the photographer to this cliche shot.

In true pretend photographer fashion, I had to take a picture of our rings together. I didn't have a great picture of my ring anyway so it made sense to me to take some photos!

We also had the opportunity to attend a couple of weddings this weekend. It was fun for us! It was kind of a sneak preview in a way. I loved it! Plus it was fantastic to see a bunch of the girls I have known since elementary/jr. high. You all looked beautiful! And it was so good to see you all again! Shout out to Camie and Judd, you guys are a beautiful couple and both Casey and I are envious excited for you!

Our invitations have arrived! If you are reading this and wanting an invitation, make sure we have your address! Or updated address if you already sent it to us. We would hate to miss your smiling face, whoever you are! Enjoy the sunshine everyone!


Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Brighten Your Day!

This was our car ride to church on Sunday. Specifically the singing of the mocking bird song because there was nothing on the radio so we turned it off. Though I also went through a "You can't triple stamp a double stamp" phase a little while ago. We concluded that we may have watched this movie one too many times, if that is even possible!

Makes me laugh every single time. Fun fact: My dear Grandpa Lyle (who coincidentally has a FANTASTIC sense of humor) hates Jim Carry; doesn't find him funny at all...this usually happens when he sees a movie and expects it to be serious. That really would be disappointing though, if you put yourself in his shoes. You go Grandpa!

Anywho, I hope the thought of Casey and I singing this to each other makes someone out there happy! We sure found it amusing. And now I am off to take a final, and enjoy some hi-spanic cuisine with my honey! Sing on my friends!


Monday, April 23, 2012

July 30th....

Casey and I met in a slightly funny way. Blame it on church, blame it on Jenna, blame it on Facebook? I give most credit to Jenna. After all, I did go to church with her that one day and vaguely remember seeing someone in a blue shirt. She also was the one who volunteered my available-ness when Casey asked her who she was with at church that day. Next thing I know I am sitting in my bed at Bear Lake, listening to Jenna tell me about Casey and how he and his friends were "the hottest guy(s) ever" (if you know Jenna, this is every guy she comes across). One night specifically, right as I was falling asleep she said "Becca...Casey loves you". All I could say was "Oh my gosh", in a yeah right, whatever sort of way.

At that point Casey had already added me on Facebook. I figured he was harmless! Plus Jenna told me about how he had the same hatred for people wearing ugly shoes as I did (so if you do wear, or have worn ugly shoes we probably judged you...sorry!). And that my friends was a huge deal. Can you say shallow? So I accepted. I probably just wanted attention. About two more weeks passed (I know you are all dying for me to get to the point already), and it was time for the Katy Perry concert! Which was amazing. That night I told Jenna and J-Koff to give this Casey guy my number. And so they did! Withing the next few days I received a clever text fact: Casey, with the help of Jenna came up with two texts to send to start off our conversation...not a single one of us remember what it said but it had to do with ugly shoes. And so we were off and talking!
Picture from our first date dinner!

That night he quoted Katy Perry lyrics to me. Not in a romantic/cheesy/pathetic way, but in a witty and hysterical way instead. We talked about our love of Joy Luck (the site of our upcoming wedding dinner!), and how we would have to go at some point. So a date was in sight! That whole week went on with us texting back and forth and then he called to ask me out. I smiled the whole time. That was the first time I heard his voice and I quite liked it. You can ask my sisters. He asked me out for that Saturday, July 30th, on a double with Jenna and his friend Dan Campbell.

When the guys came to the door that night Casey gave me a high five, that has since been our thing I guess you could say (High five for weddings!). We got in the car and Casey tried to get us to pray before we left, and then listen to the scriptures while we drove. Neither actually happened.The plan was for us to go to Joy Luck,of course and Boondocks! This leads me to what inspired this post. We collected a lot a lot of tickets that night and for whatever reason I decided that it would be soooo funny to only get those dumb plastic jumping frogs. And so we did....

Frog love!

Those are our frogs. Casey found them in his room the other day and almost threw them out! WHO DOES THAT?! I'm glad he saved them.

We have lots of fun memories from our first date! Jenna and Dan lost the bowling bet...wink wink! Casey disappeared on the go-karts. I beat him at air hockey. We matched. My shirt came unbuttoned while we bowled. Casey accidentally flashed his 6 pack. We held hands. Casey got scared of the movie in the first 2 minutes. We went to 7/11. We all ate starbursts. And Casey and I have been together ever since!

Cute huh?!?! I luph him. He is too cute. Especially when he goes along with my crazy antics like spelling things with plastic frogs...and having to sit on his shoulders/crush him with my thighs of steel to get a good picture of said frog words.

Bottom line, we are getting marriaged. And we have had a lot of exciting adventures these last 8 months.  And we are thupa dupa excited! So excited that I proposed to Casey today when I got his ring. I am so nice!

As my dad told us the other day, "Our life is amazing!". And we have sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
ooooooooooo much more to look forward to!

Becca and Casey!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Final wedding list:

  • Suits
  • Bridals/"Groomals"

We are looking forward to it! It is time to be done waiting for June. We can't keep moving the Wii from house to house. It is just too much!

Enjoy the sunshine!

Becca and Casey

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

A Whole Week Later...

Holy cows it has been twelve years since Casey or I even looked at this blog thing. We have had a super busy week! And it's only getting busier. Odd. Also, I wrote this on Sunday and now it is Tueday...I can't handle the picture formatting on this here blog, so then I quit trying.

Where to begin...seriously though. Do you ever feel like you have soooo much to tell, but so much has happened that you don't know where to begin? This is one of those times. And usually, I just give up and say something general about the time that passed (this occurs mostly after the Cole family Bear Lake week).

I guess I will just make note to point out the big things, day by day...maybe? If I can.

  • Saturday April 7th: We took our engagements! And they are so loverly. Shout out to my cousins Addison, Bre and Landon, for your help and expertise! We can't get enough of the shots. They did an amazing job! We then headed off to a family BBQ before our grand finale of activities...the Real/Colorado soccer game. What an experience. We love soccer drunkies! And to top the night off, we had a quaint egg dying ceremony. The end!

  • Sunday April 8th: Easter Sunday!!! We of course attended our church meetings, (Temple Prep what up?!?!) And then divided our time between two wonderful family celebrations! It was a "hoppy" day.
  • Monday April 9th: Start of the school/work week. And Casey's indoor soccer team, who knew right? 
  • Tuesday April 10th: Painted the new Next Gen Auto office. Good practice for when we get to paint future homes...I hope! Got our engagements back! Yeehaawww! Casey went got his first tooth crown. Huzzah for the king.
  • Wednesday April 11th: Casey's last day of school. Painted more of the office. Work work work.
  • Thursday April 12th: School! Cancelled flag football game. Dinner at the Call House.
  • Friday April 13th: Work work work work. Drove to Lehi. Mom and Grandma finished our quilt top (it’s as beautiful as it is massive)! Counted money jar (halfway there!). Movie night with Devin and Amber.

  • Saturday April 14th: Bridal show round 2, with Momma Cole, Auntie Lissa and Jessie (who is also engaged...high five!). Birthday celebrations for CASSIE B!!!! Dinner at California Pizza Kitchen (my favorite!). Topped off with a showing of The Lion King. 
  • Sunday April 15th: Catch up on the blog...ooooooppppppsssss! Truman's homecoming a.k.a mini-and-long-anticipated family reunion. Maizie walk. Lots o' food! 
That is our week in a nutshell, minus all of our gym happenings. Those were quite abundant! Now for your viewing pleasure, Casey's flag football injury through the days:

That is only days 2 and 3...I guess I took more mental pictures than I did actual pictures. Now it is almost completely healed, save some crazy shin discoloration. And well that is the end of that! Happy trails everyone.

Becca and Casey

Friday, April 6, 2012

War of the Six Packs

A deal has been made. We decided that to help motivate our sorry selves into working out and actually seeing results, we decided to challenge each other. Our deal/bet is to see who can get a six pack the fastest. Casey has actually had one before while I have will be tough.

So far we have skipped our usual ab workouts and eaten out about two times. Our progress is slow. Old habits die hard I guess? Time to kick it into high gear.

You might be wondering what our rewards for each other might be. You will be surprised I am sure to know that they are both about food! Ironic yes? This reminds me of a little poster sign thing that I saw on Pinterest about how you are not an animal, do not reward yourself with food. JK I found it, here it is:

We like food too much though so finding another reward is just not worth our time. Red Iguana? Chik-Fil-A? California Pizza Kitchen? Yes please!

Onto the next workout message. Push ups. The devils exercise. I took an aerobics class back in high school and I was so excited because I had heard what a great class it was. Little did I know that by the end of the semester, we were expected to do 40 full stance push ups, without stopping. AHHHHH! I could barely do them from my knees. After the first day of class my muscles were so destroyed that I couldn't even muster up enough muscle memory to do a push up! By the end of the semester I was proud to say that I did 31/40. And more than half I did wrong I am sure, but the teacher cut me some slack because I was so pathetic. 

Casey has decided that this is the trick to improving our gym time. He even found this article to help support his cause Top Ten Fitness Tips and Tools. The article itself is really good! It even says to indulge in a slushie, so how bad could it be? Time to hit up the 7/11!

Here is his specific proof:

 Stick with Push Ups for Overall Fitness

Top 10 Fitness Tips and ToolsHow can something as old-school as a push up—hands on the ground, knees off the floor, and push—still be in use, and even be growing in acceptance? Because it works out your whole body, it's better on your back than crunches, and you can use your raw push up count as a graduated curve toward fitness, as with the Hundred Push Ups program. Some things about getting in shape never get tired. (Original posts: One Hundred Push Ups, why) 

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Spiritualize yo'selves!

As Casey and I created this blog we brainstormed a lot of different post ideas, and then forgot them! But coming off of the conference filled weekend I remembered one that we talked about doing awhile back. The topic today is on creating the one and only love triangle that makes sense! This is not the traditionally thought of love triangle that teenage girls find themselves trapped into. You know, the one filled with deep despair? Yeah this isn't that! Instead I speak of the one between husband, wife and of course the Lord.

On our Joseph Smith The Prophet movie date!
To prepare ourselves for our life ahead we decided it was important to start good habits early. I always thought it was weird that some couples would read their scriptures together. Granted that was in high school so none of those couples were looking to be married...but anyway I understand and like the idea now! It just never crossed my mind that doing those little things at any point would be a good idea. Silly Becca.

So now Casey and I have begun our Church Journey together! Of course we do individual study as well but we are scripture buddies now and forever! Along with scriptures we have picked up some other church related works to keep us in check and ever progressing. Our favorite right now is The Continuous Atonement by Brad Wilcox. When I was working at Deseret Book this book was really really popular! And I love it! And so does Casey! It has been a great learning tool. Definitely not something written to make someone feel like Satan, but to lift them up and remind them of blessins' instead.

Mr. Joe and Cassie B. movie date night!
Our spiritual adventure has also lead us straight to the temple! I confess that it is hard for us to get there as much as we would like to. But for us, even just sitting outside of the fence and having a good chat can make a difference. We do plan on attending more though, especially now that schoooool is ending.

We also decided to begin praying together. And that my friends has made all the difference. After we first got engaged my cousins wife Bre warned me about all the silly fights and things ahead. We have definitely had our share of those to be sure. However, because of this single act we have been able to keep ourselves in line! And to focus solely on the positive, and all the new adventures that come with this stage in life.

This post also reminded me of something I wanted to share! My lovely friend Kassie M. (not to be confused with Cassie B.), who I met while working at the Deseret, posted her thoughts from one of the conference sessions this last weekend.

"Some of my favorite thoughts from Conference so far: 

No pain will last. Create an environment where the Holy Ghost can teach. Learn and act upon what you learn, so you can learn more. It is possible to be active in the church but not active in the gospel. Make the gospel your foundation! The desire to know leads to the ability to hear. The love of God is at the heart of every good thing. Sacrifice brings blessings. Protect and use faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Believe that there IS a Balm of Gilead. Hard times can be a blessing. We are not diminished when someone else is added upon. Be kind and be grateful God is kind! Prepare for the sacrament. Be steadfast. Don't judge unrighteously. The light of Christ and the Holy Ghost can be our guide. Testimonies must be based on truth and faith. Be in tune with the spirit, not tone deaf to the music of faith. Pray, inquire, study, and ponder! God loves me."

Wonderful, right?! Every little bit of that I found applicable. And it was the perfect way to remind myself of the messages that were just shared. I think it is something I may try for the next conference and then every conference ever after that! She is just great. Guys, go date her.


Becca and Casey, Casey and Becca

Monday, April 2, 2012


It is time to say goodbye to the longest Monday that ever happened on this planet! I am not a morning person. Waking up for work this morning seemed unusually hard. Any reason? Not even one! Fortunately, being able to work as a nanny has turned out to be full of secret benefits. My favorite thus far is being able to nap when the baby naps (which by the way is permitted, I promise!).

America's Real Next Top Model
Following work for me and school for Casey it was gym time. We worked it out today people! Embrace the gym. It is only trying to help you. And then it was time for the days main purpose, the real reason why I rolled out of bed this morning. REGISTRATION TIME! Which is like t-shirt time. Since we did our invitations last week we decided it was probably a good idea to start our registries....just an idea. To Kohl's we went! 

We had a grand ol' time walking around and designing our future. Casey got to hold the gun thing and I was the list lady. We didn't fight, we just talked and joked and happily stayed on task. Registering is a lot more stressful than I thought it would be. In the end we decided that we should register for any and everything just in case! You never know when you'll need something, and you never know when someone wants to bless you with another. So if we liked it, we scanned it on in! I think we got mostly mismatched items which will turn out to be interesting in the end, but at least we picked them together, right? 

Me, not registering for a vacuum.
My favorite item: the $850.00 flatware (p.s. this is my use of sarcasm) (p.p.s that was my use of condescension). Now, you may be thinking that is insane. If so, you will be relieved to hear that it was a complete accident!!! After looking through all of our choices we decided to go with the one without a price sticker (I don't know why). Once we got home I immediately pulled up the list just to see if we had missed anything and BAM! Right at the bottom was our $850.00 flatware set. I cannot for the life of me figure out why it would be that much?!?! People are cray. And apparently this is my real talent, liking the most expensive options available. My mom made the comment that "it goes down the disposal the same as the $20.00 flatware". Wise words from a lady with a drawer full of wounded spoon soldiers. Oh my gash that is more than our future rent payment. 

Casey's favorite: the popcorn maker and the towels. He gets to have two since he was so excited about both of them. The towels in his words are "squishy". And give that boy popcorn and you have given him the world! His face lit up when he saw that popcorn maker, it was so funny! Behold my future. Love him!!!

One store down, two more to go! Wish us luck.

Becca and Casey

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Church and Love

It has been a couple of days since our last post. Keeping up on this thing is a challenge! A good challenge nonetheless. We have had a good productive week though so I better hop to it!

I guess we have a lot of good and big news!!! We'll start with the wedding stuffs. On Thursday I think it was we were able to design our invitations. FINALLY. Back in January I was able to attend a bridal show with my wedding woman entourage (Momma, Rachel (older sister) Jenna (younger sister) Amy (ROOMMATE BFFFFFFF's!!!! and of course Cassie B. and Mom in-law, in spirit). Whilst we were hitting up the fair we came across 1,000,000,000 invitations booths but that is besides the point because the first one we stopped at changed our wedding worlds! I WON A MAJOR AWARD...of $100 dollars off 500 invitations, custom design and insert cards included. Fantastic. Now two months later they are designed and ready to be proofed! Tada. One less thing to worry about.

Our next great news is that we were able to find a basement apartment in Bountiful. We had made a deal that we wouldn't start looking until the middle of this month or so but someone (Casey) couldn't help it. We looked at a couple of different apartments, talked back and forth with some sellers and all in vain. Each and every stinkin' time we looked, we were offered the apartment and Casey would tell them no. It is his like his new favorite game next to Skip-Bo. However, this time was different! We enlisted to help from lovely family members and this time it all worked out a little better. It will be awhile before Casey moves in but it is a good fit and great blessing. (shout out to Mr. Vowels, our new wardie!!!!)

Conference Love!!!
What else to talk about....Conference! What a joyous weekend we had. Since we both still live at home we split up the Sunday sessions with each family. We started out at the Call's, listening and learning and then had some delicious sandwiches following the session. It really was such a great time. Maybe we'll do it again in 6 months time...! Then we were off to the Cole house to enjoy the second half of the day. This session included puzzles and really spicy salsa. Holy cows so so so spicy. Again we enjoyed the time we had to learn and grow and chat.

Last conference Casey and I had endured our first fight. It was over BYU and Utah. Stupid, right? Behold our future. So it was nice to actually be with each other this time. We learned so much from the different messages. It is funny how in the different stages of life different things stand out in the talks. Needless to say, with marriage and new family beginnings on the brink, we have a lot of crazy things to prepare for. Things we hadn't thought about even. Soooo fun!

We bid you farewell

Becca and Casey