Jordan, Amber, and Mr. Milo

Jordan, Amber, and Mr. Milo

Saturday, December 17, 2011

New 30 days challenge I just might actually finish

Here is my new 30 day challenge. Im 100% positive I can finish it.

Monday, November 28, 2011


Sorry for my absence..... School has gotten to me. I have had MULTIPLE 10-20 page papers due these last few weeks, and I am BEAT! Update on our Thanksgiving in California coming soon :)

Here is a pic of the Christmas tree I wish I had to keep you entertained for a bit:)

Oh how I just LOVE this Pink Christmas Tree

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


This little pic reminded me of my best friend Kristan. She is in my heart forever... I miss her.... a lot

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Dear Mother Nature

Dear Mother Nature,

The Girl in Pain

Monday, October 24, 2011

Surprise Adventure

So for fall break I really wanted to do something special for Jordo :) He has been working so hard in school, studying ALL DAY, spending countless hours in the library and at labs. So I came up with a plan... and with the help of My bro in-law & sis in-law I was able to pull off the ultimate surprise.

It started out on Wednesday. Jordan came home after taking 2 (very long) tests. It was about 7 pm, and I had our bags packed and waiting by the door. I told him he had 10 minutes to do whatever he needed to do but then we would be out the door.

We started heading South, and he guessed right (for the most part) that we were going to St. George. It was a fun drive filled with laughter, constant "AMBER WHERE ARE WE GOING?!" questions, and the book "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" on CD. We arrived in St. George around 11 pm and went straight to bed.

I woke him up the next morning at 9:30 and said we had to get going. He was beyond confused. He thought we were staying in St. George the whole trip. We packed up the car and started heading towards Vegas. Jords was so excited when I told him we were going to Vegas! Little did he know that would only be the beginning of our wonderful adventure.

He was driving while I was giving him directions. Lets just say he was completely shocked when we pulled up to the Las Vegas Airport. Here is where the real excitement began. I told him the truth... We were going to visit his family in California. He was not allowed to tell his mom or dad (because they didn't know we were coming), and Jared (his older brother) would be waiting at the airport ready to pick us up when we landed.
*** Side note: we flew from Vegas cause it is like 1/5 of the cost***

When we got to Cali we met up with Jared and were off to the Swarbrick Family House. When we arrived we snuck into the house and surprised his mom. She was so shocked!! It was AWESOME! We then saw his Grandma and Grandpa and had a big family dinner.

Friday morning Jordan went to Lake Tahoe with Jared to go biking. They had a great time! (I wish I had pics/videos) I spent the morning with my amazing sister in law Amy! We picked Cadance (my niece) up from school and I got a tour of the Waldorf School ways. (I totally want to put my kids into the Waldorf School!! Utah needs to get one!)

Here are the kids on one of the Swings at school

Cadance even made me a little craft from school :) Here I am with her and her little brother Brody.

Then we went home and started setting up for the "Harvest Party" Cadance and Brody were having. It was so much fun. Grandma Teri (Jordans mom) had a bunch of fun activities planned, and I helped Granny and Amy with the food prep. The kids played games, had a tractor ride around the farm, and even got to see a puppet show. What a fun day!

Me, Jords, Amy, and Jared were lucky enough to go out to this AMAZING sushi restaurant. We had such a fun night spending time with the two of them. I really wish we could do it more often :(
Saturday was Waldorf School Harvest Festival day. The boys went golfing while all us girls (and Brody) went to the Sacramento Waldorf School Festival. The kids had a blast making crafts and doing fun activities :)

Saturday afternoon me, Jords, Amy, and Jared went shooting. I absolutely love shooting!! And it was nice to get some tips from the experts (aka: Jords, Jared, and Amy...yes Amy is awesome with a gun!)

Saturday ended with a big family dinner and a movie. Our weekend FLEW by, and we were so sad we had to make the trip back home the next morning. We had a wonderful time with the Swarbrick Family, and we hope we can do it again soon.

haha oh Jordy :) What a Handsome Man you ARE!


Here is a little "Mormon Message" I found today. To all you mothers out there, thank you :)

Sunday, October 16, 2011


So I am pretty obsessed with Pinterest. :) The dang website makes me waste so much time... but I cannot help but feel like it is helping with my "creative" side. Here are a few of my favorite Pins. They may be funny, cute, uplifting, etc. Hope you enjoy! Happy Sunday!!

What I would give for a book case like this

I knew it!! Those dang Calorie Bugs!!

Color Combo :)

My little girl MUST HAVE THIS!

Wise Words

Future Play Room?? I think YES!

You FEEL love :)

Dang Math

Men.... need I say more?

Cupcake Nails

Ohh it is so true!

Simple, yet very stylish

I found my someone :)


Monday, October 10, 2011

Democrat Halloween

Found this cartoon on FB. Thought it was hilarious, and puts it into perspective.

Sunday, October 9, 2011


Came across this while hanging out with some friends... It is pretty funny. Enjoy!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

My Big Brother's Wedding

My older brother T.J. was married last Saturday. His wife is super cute and I am excited to have her as a new sister. Their wedding was one big party :) I couldn't be happier for the two of them!

Wedding cake :) It was the most DELISH wedding cake EVER!

Summer as a cute bridesmaid

Jordan :) what a handsome groomsman

Handsome Tyson!

Brooker Lou and Ambs

Hubby and me

Cutting of the Cake

Tony, T.J. and Sara

Cute "Daddy-Daughter" Dance

Great Wedding weekend!! Thanks for including us :) We feel very luck to be your fam Tj and Sara!!!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

My crazy Life update

So as you can see by the title, my life has been pretty dang crazy since school started. I find myself either at work or school till dark ( 8 or 9 pm) I feel kinda bad because I never make dinner for Jords. I just don't have time, and the last thing I wanna do when I get home is make dinner. BUT THEN I found this amazing website. It is called (nifty name eh?) It has a BUNCH of easy crop pot recipes. Seriously- check it out if you are a busy wife who doesn't have time to cook.

Also, I have had hardly anytime to ride this baby
I will boast about myself and say I have YET to fall (knock on wood.) But I am going for a ride tomorrow morning... anyone wanna join??? I will be wearing my new favorite riding socks...Yes I do own these...

For like 3 of my classes I had to make a behavior change and record how I am doing. I have chosen to increase my water intake instead of drinking caffeine. Here is the nice half gallon jug of water I carry around with my ALL DAY!
So I am busy, don't cook, ride a sweet bike, and drink more water. Oh, and I love Tosh.o Check it out if you have never seen it :)

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

New Addition

This baby is the newest addition to the Swarbrick Family :) Jordan found a great deal on KSL and the next thing you know we were hooking it up to Jordan's bike rack... I already have a great mountain bike, and Jordan has a great road bike. So apparently he thought I needed a road bike to keep up with him :) And he is trying to convince me he NEEDS a mountain bike to go with me. If any of you out there wanna go on a bike ride with me let me know!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Expressions of Love

Melted my heart, and maybe, just maybe, I shed a tear or two. Enjoy :)

Thursday, September 1, 2011


School has started.... and I am tired
Between work, school, and trying to be a "good housewife" I have told Jordan I can do 2 things. He can choose 2 of the following:
- Go to School
- Work
-have a good "bedtime" life (if you get my groove here haha)

He quickly answered at least 1 that he chose... I am still waiting to hear about the other one. haha

I am off to work now :( I want to leave you with THE BEST COMMERCIAL EVER!!!!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

California Girl :)

When Jordan and I were heading back from PA, we stopped in Cali to spend a week with his Fam. It was so much fun to see my in-laws and get to relax before school started. Jordan's grandpa has an old film machine. We spent a few nights watching trips he had been on and things he had done. (Costa Rica trip, trip to Alaska etc.)

Here grandpa is getting everything set up :)

Jordan grew up hunting and shooting guns. So me, Jords, Jordan's mother Teri, and his sister Jaqs went shooting. We had so much fun!! I never knew how great of an aim Teri had!!! This woman is a shooting machine!!

Jordan, Teri, and Jaqs

Me and Jords

Bang Bang shoot em up!

Jaqs with one of our targets

Jordan also had the "privilege" of trying to get these stupid spines out of his hand... people with weak stomachs, please skip ahead.

YUCK!! I could hardly watch. Good thing we had someone there took snatch some photos while I left the room ha.

We also went to Jordans good friend Rory's wedding :) He was a groomsman.

The happy couple :)
We had such a wonderful time in California! And were lucky enough to spend another week in Lake Powell together :) I'll post about that later.
Happy Thursday!!!!