Sunday, December 6, 2009

Family Pic's....

Well, not much to update lately... we are a little boring... plus life is flying by now that rotations have started. I feel like our lives and our days are set up in four week increments. It is a little hard to get use to, but it also makes time fly!!
Rhett finally has had one or two semi-easier rotations these last two months... so we were able to go to dinner with some friends at this yummy Mexican restaurant by the cardinals stadium!!
We also went to this cute little park that is down the street from our house and took some family pictures... I really needed a Christmas card pic... so we will see which i use... My girlfriend Carlie and her husband took them for us.. they did a great job... considering we are all amatures!!

Thanks Carlie... oh and Ryan!! I really want to post pics of our recent trip to New York.. but my sis-n-law has most of the cute ones... so updates on that are to come!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

In New York!!!!!!!

Beware... Long post too follow... and picture overload...
Here are the boys, just about to board the subway... when we went to see the 9-1-1 memorial. Do they look cold??
Yay!! The whole reason we started out on this journey to New York!! We were so lucky, my mom received tickets for my whole fam. to attend the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!! I have ALWAYS wanted to go... I watch it every year on T.V. Needless to say, i was super excited!!!

Here are a few of my favorite floats!! They brought back the Spider man float, i guess it hasn't been out for a few years.

I LOVE LOVE Hello Kitty!!

Here is the Hub-ster and I at the Parade!!!

A group shot.... Not sure who, the man in the background is.. but i think he posing for my camera!!

The rest of the fam. minus Mom, the one behind the camera!!

Here is JorDan and I before Thanksgiving Dinner!! We ate at this very cool restaurant right on a lake in Central Park, it was called the Boathouse. We tried to take pictures inside but it was too dark...

Rhett and I at dinner... i love turkey and mashed potatoes!!!

After dinner we walked down to Times Square, it was only a few blocks from our hotel, it was perfect. There were so many lights down there, it felt like 1- in the afternoon!! They also had tons of shops that were open til midnight on Thanksgiving Day. It was crazy!!

We were so lucky, because it really wasn't too cold while we were there. We still wore our jackets, but it wasn't that bad. Minus black Friday, at which day the wind would not stop blowing!!

They had the funniest Charmin Bathroom Stop in Times Square. We went up just to check it out... We had to go up this huge escalator, and then we got up there, they had a DJ that was interviewing people before they went into the stall, and they were playing music. They also had a huge toilet were we could take advantage of a photo op!!!

Then they had these computers, where you could LITERALLY RATE YOUR GO! It was so funny. They also had a CAN-fessional, with a camera in small room so that you could talk about your experience. Kylee and I thought it was quite comical... mi wish i could have recorded the DJ he was pretty funny.

On our last day there, we rented bikes and rode them around Central Park. It was so fun!! It was very hilly and about 6 miles to go through the whole park, but it was so beautiful and the weather was awesome!!!

Here is one of the Lakes in Central Park. Oh and the boys...

We walked up to Belvedere Castle and took some pictures, it was pretty cool to walk around inside of it, i think it was originally a look out tower.

The whole time we were there... my brother Jayson was searching everywhere for some New York Style Pizza and a Dunkin Doughnuts. Well, ill be honest and say we ate at about 4 different Dunkin Doughnuts... we love those French Doughnuts!!! And then we ate at this awesome hole in the wall Pizza Place that was right by our hotel, I think we ate there two or three times. It was so yummy!! And so tiny!! The 9 of us practically took up all the tables in the restaurant!!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

A little update on the hubby...

So between crazy rotations, long drives to those rotations, elders quorum and studying.... The hubby has found a little bit of time for play!! The last couple weeks Rhett has been playing on a city league Basketball team... The boys put together a team that consisted of a bunch of boys from Southern Utah... oh and Todd McClenaghan... we let him be on the team because.... ummm... he is thinking about moving to Southern Utah (he-he)j/k... Here are the boys after one of their final games...
A couple of weeks ago, Rhett headed back to the SG for a very quick 3 day trip to go hunt for some deer!! I was sad i had to stay home and work, i really wanted to see the fall leaves change, so Rhett took this picture so that i wouldn't miss out...
I guess it is better than any of the trees in Arizona!!

Well after the first day he didn't have a deer... so i was thinking he would come home empty handed... But don't you worry!! He didn't disappoint!!! A couple hours before he was suppose to hop on a plane he caught this little guy!! Poor little deer never saw it coming... Good job Honey!!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

So excited!!!

So........... EXCITED for THIS to open tomorrow!!!
Love... Love this store!!!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Anniversary #4!!!

Well, my wonderful husband and i made it to 4 years!! I love him so much and i am so lucky to have snagged him!! What an amazing, busy, changing 4 years it has been!! I love you honey!!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


Rhett's parents were nice enough to pay a us visit the other week!!! We were excited to finally show them where we live and where Rhett goes to school. It was so nice of them to come see us!!
Rhett and Burke showed them all over Phoenix... including taking them on hike up Camelback!! Rhett said the views are beautiful and the hike was pretty long... too bad i had to work (wink, wink)!!!

This is the only group photo we took while they were here... i have seriously got to back into picture taking mode!!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Laguna Beach

Back in September Rhett's mom planned a girls trip to Laguna Beach... This is an annual tradition for the ladies of the Frei Family... but since Rhett's parents have been in Brazil-- practically since we have been married, this is the first year i was able to go!!! It was so beautiful!! Here is a picture of the view off of our hotel balcony. This was taken on the morning we were leaving... it was so beautiful, and the three days we WERE there it was super foggy until about 3 in the afternoon... But, we still got plenty of sun and a had a great time!

Here is a picture of all us on the beach... This is the only picture we got of the four of us together... Me, Rhetts mom, Bevin, and Grandma Bonnie-- Rhett's Grandma.
Our Hotel was so awesome, they had towels and chairs down at the beach for their guests everyday!

We saw this guy out on the pier with LOTS and LOTS of birds... Grandma Bonnie really wanted to see them, so the owner of the birds said "No, no, you dont just look at them..." And then he started placing the birds all over these three!! The bird in the middle pooped on Grandmas head... and the bird on the left bit Bevin!! The whole event was pretty entertaining!!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Racing with the Hansen's!!

Well, a few weekends ago, we were lucky enough to have my parents come visit. My little Brother JorDan had another Race out in Surprise, Rhett and I both had the day off so we spent most of Saturday out there!! It was so great to see them... We are lucky enough to have them come for Races pretty often, and i ALWAYS forget to take pictures... so this is the best i got...
I actually love this one of Rhett and my Dad for some reason... And below my parents contemplate about the race with my little bro!! Good job Jor!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

A little of what we have been up to....

Well, Rhett finished Surgery and moved on to his Primary Care Rotation... and i couldnt e more excited for the better, well at least a little more normal hours!! During the quick two day semi-break he had, we headed to the temple, and of course Cafe Rio!!
Well, we FINALLY hiked Thunderbord mountain the other morning. Yes, that is right we have lived here for two years and never hiked the wonderful beautiful mountain that is half a mile from our house. Now we regret we didnt do it more!! The view is gorgeous(minus the early morning smog) you can see all the way to downtown phoenix, all the way to the stadium and even most of surprise. Gorgeous views, if you havent hiked it yet!! Excuse the pic. we literally rolled out of bed to go...

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

The Frei's are going GREEN!!!!

Since, we have been home from Utah, it seems we have been seriously busy!! Rhett is his Surgery rotation... and life couldn't be more lonely!! He is gone so much-- i feel so bad for him, just looking at him i feel tired!! But today is the last day(YAY!!! shout from the roof tops, get surgery out of here, and never let me return until next year!!).
BTW-- for you future surgery rotater wives out there, my hubby left at 530 this morning(no exaggerating) and it is 6:15 and guess who is still not home?? When Rhett went on the first day, he asked the intern
"So, what is my schedule like??"
the Intern replied with, "Be here by six, and when we are done we are done."

Holy Crap!! I haven't decided what is worse on my part, Not knowing WHEN the heck he is coming home, or feeling horrible when it is 7 at night and he is still not home!! Not to mention, i cant talk to him the WHOLE day! AAAHHH... but alas, today is the last day...

So, while Rhettser has been away(so to speak) I have done some re-organizing. Organizing is one of my favorite past times... i know pathetic... sometimes i just pull things out of closets just so that i can reorganize it(how lame o is that, I should get another hobby, but i cant i am addicted to organizing things). So my kitchen cupboards have been driving me crazy, we have these HUGE, very TALL cupboards in our kitchen, wonderful dont you think??? Not so much, our dear wonderful, crazy apt. people only out one shelve in them!! Seriously look how tall they are?? I can stack 2 HUGE cans of oatmeal on top of each other, they are so tall, who has anything that tall in a cupboard??? So i originally bought some shelves and that worked a little. Then i went to our new wonderfully, large, newly remodeled, and added Walmart Supercenter, and found stacking shelves and they work wonders for can storage!! So i bought four and for $20 i saved a little bit of sanity and time when i am in the kitchen, i DONT, repeat dont like to spend a lot of time in the kitchen!! Beautiful, dont ya think???

Also, i have been wanting to spruce up our living room a little, i feel like it needed a little make-over... My friend and i made these cute hanging things that we copied from another friend, who copied them from pottery barn... you make the picture bigger... I love mine, but lately i am way into shelves and picture stacking, so i decided to take down the cute picture hanging thing(i don't even know what to call it, but it is cute) after getting it down.. i decided to ummm... paint!!!

And well the product... Lime green... it was way brighter and lime-y on the walls then i expected... and i thought Rhett was going to flip when he saw the color... and i was a little worried at first but I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!!!!

It is so fun and different and so not WHITE... especially since all our furniture is white... Seriously what was i thinking, a white sofa?? I definitely was not thinking about anything except i wanted micro-fiber and at the time this is the only color i could find!! And do you like my sofa, i have several friends that have the same one, in different colors too!! I am a little jealous... i really wanted a sage green one... but then again if my sofa was green i could have never painted my wall lime green!!! So this is the Frei's way of going green... oh and i do also take my own bags to the grocery store now, so i am trying to do my part.... and really go green....

****By the way... 6:30 now and still no word from the hubby, that means he has been working 13 hours!! So sad!!!****

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Fun with the Hansen Fam!!

While we were in Utah, I also got to spend a week babysitting this little guy!! He is so cute!! my Brothers wife was the Stake Camp Director... SO i stayed with my brother and took care of my nephew while he was at work!! It was so fun!! This particular day, my Dad decided to surprise us and took the day off of work to spend it with the two of us....

My mom, is always coming up with great ideas-- and at the last minute she decided to take me and my two sister-n-laws to Mesquite for a girls nite!! It was so nice of her... we laid by the pool... ALL day... and since it was a Tuesday in Mesquite, Nevada, we had the pool all to ourselves!!!

Then we got all dolled up, and headed out-- Some of my mom's friends let us eat complimentary at their fancy restaurant... Then mom gave us $20 bucks, to try our luck at the penny slots!! I had not so much luck, but it was still fun- and of course after our twenty's were spent, we were out of there!! Thanks Mom!!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Lake Powell!!

Rhett's parents friends were nice enough to invite us to stay on their houseboat at Lake Powell, while Rhett was on his Rotation in Utah!! We both grew up out there and we love it so much!! Here is where we stayed, it was such a nice house boat and there only about 15 of us out there, and the weather was SO SO beautiful!!

While we were there the boys did a little of this...luckily there were no injuries...

Rhett caught this, and by the look in his eyes, he is super excited...

Us girls enjoyed A LOT of this.... and did little of anything else... so wonderful!!!

Rhett did a lot of this... we don't get to enjoy the wake boarding as much when we are in school...

The boys also spent FOREVER on this little guy....

All that hard worked payed off... such detail... one of the boys in architectural school-- does it show???

Thank you Johnson's for such a wonderful trip!!