.Saying Yes all Over Again.

December 19th 2008. The day I said "yes".
And every year on 12.19 we go back.
 Back to our first date. Back to the night Mister got down on 1 knee.
I hope we carry on this tradition for the rest of our lives. A little piece of where it all began.
2 years ago...really?
and i love him more every day.
a picture is a must in front of the sign. only if i had one of our first date there...
at least i have one for every 12.19 we have on record together.


.Cruisin and need some advice!.

We are going on a cruise down to Mexico and have 2 stops: Cabo and Puerta Vallarta.

Have any of you been there or know of someone who has?? If so, what do you recommend to do while we're there?


.T'was the Night Before Christmas.

The stockings are hung, the presents are wrapped, the Mister is sleeping.
Christmas Eve, soo close to Christmas day! I am so giddy with the thought of it.
I literally cannot sleep.
Mister and I did some last minute Christmas shopping, returns, wrapped the last of the presents, 
and made Posole soup and home made hot chocolate for the Yeager Christmas Eve party.
 It was a very eventful day together. Time which we hadn't have much of together lately.
Every year the Yeager's doing the traditional gift exchange with each other. My father in-law gave
all the couples the world's best pretzels. Pretty sure we have a year supply for the 2 of us. We had soup, hot chocolate and yummy cinnamon rolls. Sat on the front drive way next to a fire. Jumped roped and enjoyed
each other company's that we don't get very often. I love the holidays.
I am so happy with where I am in my life and the road that Mister and I have in front of us. So many
more adventures and memories to make. We have some the world's greatest friends that we hope
to keep forever. We are healthy and grateful for everything we have been given.
Mister and I started a tradition this year with the 2 of us. Open a gift on Christmas Eve, and that gift being Christmas Pajama's {of course} and that we buy them for each other. And I must say it was a success.
Merry Christmas everyone!!


.Shellac {Gel} Finger Nail Polish.

Have you heard of this amazing deliciousness? This Gel Nail Polish can last up to 2 weeks. Doesn't chips, doesn't fade, and doesn't come off while doing the dishes! Being a housewife while keeping my fingers looking pretty...YeS pLeAsE!!
Here's the scoop. I am doing them now! Yes, you read that right. It has been a long 2 months of waiting, but I've got the goods finally. 18 different colors. I am sure you'll find a color you love and have to have. They're $15 and take 20min to apply.
Please email me at eoyeager@yahoo.com to make your appointment! You can go here to see my availabilities for the holidays!

By the way, I am being featured on this adorable blog, Beauty Mark, I am sure you've all heard of H & C. If you haven't, go now!!!


.Annual Owens Christmas Party. {2}

I love traditions. Even if they are quirky and silly. One of the best traditions my family has is our family Christmas Party. You see, we always get 3 very very special guest that come and visit us alllll the way from Denmark {we're our ancestors are from}. It's the same every single year and everyone always looks forward to it. This year was a little different, with my parents being out of the country, us 8 kids+spouses had to get everything organized so we could carry on the tradition and still make it special for all 26 grandkids. It was not the same without "Grandma and Grandad" there to be the host/hostess, but we did ok getting things together. We missed my parents so much tonight, it was the first time we had everyone over at the house since last years Christmas Party. Crazy how fast time flew by!
For dinner, we always have posole {spelling??} Mmmm so good!!
Our 1st guest of the evening was the Dancing Doll. In order to get the doll to dance, you must have the Christmas Spirit. What's that you ask? Well, everyone has to be singing and clapping their hands. You see, the Christmas Spirit must have not been in the air tonight, because only my brother Raymond got it to dance without holding onto it. The little kids sure had a fun time trying tho!
getting into the Christmas Spirit
Our 2nd guest of the evening was the Dumb Baby. Why is it dumb you ask? Well that's simple, it can't talk! But she is best friend's with Santa Clause and knows what all the little boys and girls are getting for Christmas. Each child gets a turn, or two, to ask the Dumb Baby if they're getting a certain gift. The dumb baby then answers back with nodding her head yes, or no. To see the reaction on my nieces and nephews faces when they get a yes is the best part. {it also helps the mom and dads really know what the kids want for Christmas...wink...wink }
"raise your hand if you want to ask the Dumb Baby a question!"
The 3rd, and final guest of the evening was the Christmas Pig. It always brings lots of treats and candy for the kids. Each year there is always at least 1 child that goes running to hide, while freaking out. I mean, you would too if you didn't know what it was! This year, Bronson {who we all thought would run and hide} took one look at the Christmas Pig...then run up to it and started beating it up! Punched him in the face, kicked him in the side and the jumped on his back and continued to punch him! {Bronson is 3}. We were all laughing too hard to stop him and I didn't get a good enough picture of him in action. Soo funny.
Since my Grandma&Grandad were MIA this year, they had sent present for all the grandkids. They drove 3hrs to cross the border so the gifts would get here in time! Almost all 26 grandkids were in the picture. But they ALL loved them and kept them on for the rest of the night!
The 10 oldest Grandkids had their first experience with White Elephant Gift Exchange. It was pretty fun to watch all of them fight over the best gifts.
The Adult White Elephant gift exchange. The rule: you couldn't spend any money on it, had to be something out of your house.
JaNae and Christy ended up with the oversize stuffed animals. Recognize the banana from a previous post??
{please don't mind the old family pictures on the wall behind you!}

 Mykee and Sage-Freshman's
Levi&Marley. Marley&Hayden

.Christmas Sweater Party.

Chrysha {Chris+Mysha} hosted the Christmas Sweater party this year. It was so much fun! I wish I would have gotten pictures of every couples sweaters. We played tons of games, ate waaaay too much delicious home baked goods {thanks Mysha!}, roasted marshmellows out on the patio and got to spend time with all of our friends, some that we don't get to see very often. Thank you so much Chrysha for hosting such a fab party in your gorgeous new home, we look forward to next years!!

 {natalie, shelbie, mysha, me, em, alyse, shayne}

{i am sadden to say that we will not be hosting our Yeager New Years Eve party this year. we will  be out of town. so friends look for your invite next year!}


.Flower Pillows.

I've been on a craft kick lately. Like I was painting for 4hrs yesterday and up until 2am sewing.
I found this darling idea for the flower pillow here, if you would like to make your own. The talented girl behind this all, is also selling the ones she makes on her etsy account. Super cute!!
 These 2 were just a practice{next time I will be using felt fabric}, but they turned out ok for starters I think! {wait...don't look too close...I need my mom to help me with some finishing touches}

...is there really only 14 days left till Christmas?? anyone freaking out besides me??...



{i'm digging these cute little sayings lately...geek alert, i know}

This is so true. Could you imagine having to go through each and every day hating your job/what you have to do on a daily basis. I know getting up at 5:30am Mon-Thurs for work doesn't sound ideal {because it's not} but it's worth it in the end. I love my patients and the office I work for. {if you're looking for braces or invisalign, it's the place to go, srsly}.

I also feel so blessed to have the clients I have with Glitter Toes and to be able to have my license to do so. It's such a blessing to have in my life right now. It's not a job, it's a 100% hobby. If I didn't love it, I wouldn't do it. Simple as that.

I love being a wife. And I love my husband even more so. Yes, work+glitter toes+gym+house wife=sometimes stressful, but totally worth it.

My sis, her hubs and 2 little boys have been living with us the past 2 weeks. It's been such a fun adventure. I wouldn't take back one second of it, even if I could. A learning curb if you may. I love them and they will be missed ever so, but Hawaii will just have to be on our check list of vacays next year. At least twice. 

I miss my mom and dad. 6 more months...please come and go ever so quickly. pleeeease!

I have been on such a de-junking mode lately and i.love.it! {more clothes/blog sale coming soon maybe??} I can only imagine what it's going to be like when we move into our own place and how much I will get rid of!

My best and her hubs are moving away from me in exactly 1 month. San Fran be nice to them, and be nice to us when we come visit. Often.

Enough with the jibberish. I finally accepted the fact that I lost the camera {mister lost the other one, so we're even, right??} So we're now on our 3rd Cannon Elph digital camera. Just can't get enough of that little guy. It's on SALE at Costco right might I add. Pictures coming soon-a dashing weekend we have ahead of us! 


.And it begins...

Let the cocoa-sipping
season begin!
{that is of course if you don't live where I do with the high will be 80 this weekend...really??}


.Glitter Toe Openings.

.Glitter Toe Openings.
Holiday Parties are here! So what a better time than now to get your toes all Glitzy for the special occasion!?

Here are my openings for this month:
Friday 8th: 11am-9pm
Saturday 11th: 1130pm-9pm
Friday 17th: 12pm-4pm
Saturday 18th: 1130am-4pm
Thursday 23rd: 8am-2pm, 3:30pm-9pm
Monday 27th: 8am-630pm
Thursday 30th: 8am-1pm
{I also have Monday-Thursday evenings after 6pm available, other than what is listed above. No Sunday's.}
Glitter Toes are a gel application that takes about 20 min to do and last for 6-8+ weeks depending on how fast your toes grow. They are instantly dry when we are done and are thinner than acrylic toes. You get your cuticles all cleaned up and toes shaped in the process. They come in a collection of color's that you choose and are only $20. Age 12 and under are $15.If you host a party of 6 or more, you get yours for free!
Please email me at eoyeager@yahoo.com to schedule you're appt. I look forward to hearing from you all soon!

XoXo, Em


.My Bread Obsession.

So I have been on this kick for the last couple of  months. Every Sunday I will bake a batch of bread-4 loaves of bread. We usually go through 1 or 2, and then most week's we will take the other 2 to either family or friends. {some of you have already gotten lucky! so those who haven't, be ready because your turn may be next...} Baking bread is so much fun and a ton cheaper than going to Whole Grain or somewhere that bakes their bread daily! So if you own a Bosch and would like to learn how I bake my bread, just ask! Or if any of you would like to go in on the cost with me that would be fun too! We could get together on a Friday or Saturday! Either way, let me know!!



It's missing...my cute little perfect digital elph camera. It's been about a month now and it's no where to be seen. sigh. The last I remember is taking pictures with it in Downtown Mesa. I'm hoping it turns up magically some day. I am not one to misplace or loose things. And to top it off, our Nikon has been shipped out to be fixed (Thank you American Express for covering an additional 1yr warranty after the manufactors warranty has expired...some times it is worth it to pay with a credit card) and we haven't heard word from when it will repaired/or replaced. So until then, blackberry phone pictures will have to do...which aren't very good. So my life in decent quality pictures is not available at the moment. So sorry.


.Giving Thanks.

There is so much for me to be grateful for this Holiday season. My husband is on the top of my list. I wouldn't be able to do more than half of the things I do if it wasn't for him. For example, I wouldn't have been able to host the Yeager Thanksgiving at our place if he wasn't by my side and helping me be more organized. After everything was said and done, it wasn't as stressful as I thought it would be. I got all worked up for nothing! But one thing that I didn't do was take pictures of everything, bummer! I guess between being in charge of: decorations, set up, the turkey, home made pies and rolls, the Yeager "Pink Stuff', drinks, stuffing (would LOVE to learn how to make homemade stuffing!!) and having the house cleaned-there has got to be a "get out of jail free" card for not taking pictures-right? If we get to host it again in the future, I am very much more well prepared for it! I actually should take some mental notes and write them down somewhere....
I hope everything had a splendid Thanksgiving and that it was full of Family, Friends and FOOD!!

{the blog sale will start tomorrow morning and end Wednesday night at 9pm!!}


.the ever growing beard.

 mmm...love this look....                        a tad too long for me....              where did my husband go?              who is this guy!?
Mister decided to grow his beard out for halloween this year (if you missed that post, check it out here.), it started the last week of August.  It was quite the process, and got real old to snuggle up to. Actually, I take that back...there was hardly any snuggling, nuzzling or cuddling in the month of Oct. I mean, look at that thing!!! You could have hid an entire army in there! Needless to say, it was outta here the morning of October 31st, just in time for church. ahhh...I will admit, I do love week 1-2 of the scruff, so he's keeping that! He hardly looks like the same guy tho I think!

ps...i am going through my closet this week to help more simplify my life. so as soon as i can find my missing camera i will post pictures for a BlogSale ;) STAY TUNED!


.State Fair.

A few weeks back we went to the ultimate people watching/most calorie loaded heaven!
Oh State Fair...how I don't even care how nasty and dirty you are, you bring me way to much happiness!
Alyssa and Owen joined us in on the fun, a night of never ending laughs
 Alyssa and Owen did this ride and I about puked just watching them...

 on your marks...get set...GO!

 our winnings. and yes the banana is still in our garage. we plan on using it for a doorbell ditcher, so friends...beware...


.Lunch Anyone?.

Remember when I told you that I wanted to share the info on my hookups?
Aj's Fine Foods. Sounds fancy right? Right. But not during lunch hours!!! Ahhh yeah! Mister introduced this to me actually, he is Mr. Fancy Pants like that sometimes. But seriously, you want the best bang for your buck? Then go there, $5 for the most deliciousness filling lunch EVER. I recommend the pulled pork, side of fruit and a Diet Coke. Just saying


.Need a cute Christmas gift?.

My big sis Michelle is taking orders NOW for your own personalized aprons! Check her out http://azrigbyfamily.blogspot.com/2010/11/my-new-project.html
Pretty cute stuff if you ask me.


.a place i would like to call home.

We've been house hunting ever since our early stages of dating. Stopped until we got married. Looked again. Stopped when we found out we could live in my parents house for 18 months to take care of it while they're gone. And now we're looking again. So many decisions: pool/no pool, how much are we wanting to pay per square foot, location, floor plan, how many bedrooms/bath, neighborhood, how much we want to put into a home.
Well, Levi and I don't agree very often on homes we like until this one. It's in the perfect location, awesome ward, great size home, amazing layout, everything about it is perfection. So we put an offer down on it and after we sat down with all the numbers of closing costs, down payments, utilities, our monthly bills, etc. I about fainted! I think it is just a little more than I am wanting to do right now. If we do get this house sooner than later, all of our savings will go towards it, we will have a mortgage, and 2 sets of utilities until June. I am getting just a tid bit nervous. We will be house broke and all of the things I have imagined of doing to our future home will have to wait. I am not sure I am ready for this! We moved into my parents house a year ago to help us get ahead (and i am sooo thankful for that!) and if we get a home 8 months before they get home, that is a lot of money we could have saved!! And we have to put everything into perspective on 1 income for if/when we have babies.
Are we ready for this? I know it's something we can afford, but are we living too outside our means?


.Work Trip.

Every year my boss and his wife take all of us girls and our spouses on a trip down to Rocky Point. He paif  for dinner both nights and gave us some spending money-totally wasn't expecting that! Oh the perks for working an Orthodontist ;) I really feel so lucky to be working for such a great Doctor and practice. 
 {don't judge...but we totally got thrifty twice a day...}


.Owens Missonary Adventures.

It's nice to know that my parents are in good hands while in Canada and being taken care of! Thanks Elders!! 
 How cute is this? One of the Missionaries put this on the back of their car.


.Happy Halloween.

We had the best the Halloween weekend. Probably the best Halloween ever actually!
We started the weekend off by going to a costume party hosted by some friends of mine from High
 School. Bless Levi's heart, he knew none them but of course all of us wives know each other's husbands and feel like we're all BFF because of our blogs!But knowing the outgoing and super friendly guy Levi is, he had no problem getting to know everyone there. Thanks again girls for such a fun night!!
Levi as Zack Galifianakis from Hang Over with Baby Carlos. {yes that is his real beard}
Emily as a Birthday Girl {kinda lame I get it...I had nO idea what to dress up as!}

Later that night we met up with Lyss and Owen to go to the AZ Scream Park Haunted Houses. I was
pretty stoked to go because I had never been to a Haunted House before. And let me tell you...it was an
 experience I will never forget and cannot wait to go next year! Lyss had told one of the scary workers
my name and he literally followed me through the entire thing telling me I was his Birthday Present, and 
yes he scared me every time he popped out of a corner and through the wall. I didn't know how to react
and let's just say I kept everyone in our group entertained with my scream, horror, laugh. No joke. And yes, I ran like a like a little girl when the guy's came at me with the chain saw's.
End of Story.

Saturday we hosted a Murder Mystery Dinner at our friends house out in Queen Creek. It was a Trailer Park theme and everyone totally dressed the part! {for those of you who have never been to to Murder Mystery Dinner, I highly suggest you get one going! So much fun and a lot easier to put together than I thought it would be. Which meant a lot less stress on me!} Thank you Chris and Mysha for letting us host it at your gorgeous new home, looking forward to many more gathering's there I am sure!

Scott and his White Trash gift exchange "prize"
 Cameron {singer}and Alyse {tattoo artist}
Chris {the greasy mechanic} Mysha {the trany}
 The ladies
The Gent's
 Levi was the host and Trailer Park Owner
I was the Hostess and a Gypsy {thank you good will for such an awful, but fitting outfit for this event}
 Jon {Walmart Employee} & Em {Town Sleaze}
 Big Hoss Beaver-don't mess