Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Ch Ch Ch Changes

For as long as I can remember, I have always wanted to go to Cosmetology school. And as much as I have always wanted to, I always told myself it would probably never happen. I have really thought that getting my Bachelors degree and being a teacher would be a more respectable choice. The further I have gotten into school, the more I have realized that I am going through school for all the wrong reasons. I don't want to go through all of this schooling because I'm worried of what people would think of me if I didn't. Honestly, that has been a huge reason of why I didn't go to cosmetology school in the first place. Everyone knows the reputation of girls who go to Beauty School, and I didn't want people to think I am dumb or that I can't do anything other than hair. But I realized something a few weeks ago, no one is going to live my life except me. I should be doing something that I am passionate about and something that makes me happy, regardless of what people think. At the end of this semester I will be finishing school at BYU-Idaho with my Associates Degree. Since I have made the decision to go to Paul Mitchell Cosmetology school I have felt such a sense of relief that I am doing the right thing. My entire family is completely supportive of this decision and I couldn't be happier to be excited to wake up and go to school everyday studying what makes me happy. 

Peter and I are both very excited with this change. Our goal is to someday be able to afford a house where I can have an area to do hair out of our home. This is such an amazing thought for me that I may have the opportunity to be able to do hair out of my home and be a stay at home mom. Seriously my ideal life! I will be able to pick my own prices and my own hours and everything! I am doing what I want to do and I don't care what people think because I'm happy and my family is happy, and that is all that matters. I couldn't be happier or more proud to start school at Paul Mitchell in January 2012.

Sunday, May 22, 2011


Peter and I have talked multiple times about possibly going to see the Broadway musical Wicked. A few months ago my sweet husband surprised me and told me he bought us tickets to go see Wicked. The Broadway show has been traveling around the U.S. and we were really excited to take the opportunity to see it while we can.
We started out the night by going to a super fancy restaurant. It was fun but we felt a little bit awkward because it was the whole situation where you don't know which fork to use and everything. Apparently we aren't super fancy kind of people. It was still fun though we were just anxious to get to the show. It became clear just how excited we were when we found out we were the first ones out of the entire audience to show up for the show that night. If you know Dalby girls, then you know that we aren't always exactly "on time". It was made very clear on the tickets that if you showed up late then they would not let you in. There was no way that we were going to miss seeing Wicked because I had to put on lip gloss or something crazy like that. We didn't realize two hours was so early for this kind of event! It was really funny, so we made the most of it and took some time to explore the building. 
The musical was absolutely amazing! I have never seen anything like it! The music was so pretty and the story line was perfect. I love The Wizard of Oz, so I really enjoyed all the tie-ins and how it really changed how I look at The Wizard of Oz (in a good way). Since we saw Wicked on the first night of the weekend, we had the rest of the time to do whatever we wanted. We spent a lot of our time just relaxing and catching up on sleep. However we made a deal that we were not going to sleep and just hang out the whole time so we planned to do a few activities.
We definitely made it a priority to go to the Zoo because that is an activity both of us enjoy and it doesn't cost a lot of money. It was really fun to see all the animals; my favorite part of the Zoo was squirting myself in the face with a blueberry icee... Hard to beat when on the same day a little boy ran up to me wrapped his hand around my waist and would not let go. I mean this kid seriously had the grip of a gladiator, his mom was like pulling him off of me and he was making such a scene. Ya know those kinds of things can be cute sometimes but this had crossed the line of awkward and on to inappropriate. I had never even seen this kid before, and I was really confused as to what was even going on. The mom of this kid was seriously mortified, to be honest I really don't blame her. Weird, to say the least. So the Zoo was a funny experience all together. The other parts of our trip were filled with eating delicious food, visiting semi-interesting museums, shopping, getting lost (a lot), swimming, and just enjoying our time together.
Despite all the funny and weird things that happened, we had such a fun time and were grateful that we were able to go see this amazing musical. I love my husband and I loved spending time with him on this special weekend trip.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Seriously Fabulous Runners

Sorry if you have already read this post, but blogger deleted it so I'm going to try to recreate it :)

This past weekend my sisters and I had a special sisters weekend in Utah. The main event being the Provo Half Marathon!
Towards the beginning of my training, I saw this video on Youtube. At first it was just a joke but it became more of a motivation. I think this video is so cute and it shows the kind of attitude we should all have. Hope you like it!
I found myself making lists of everyone in my life who motivates me and teaches me that I can do anything I put my mind to and it really gave me the extra push to keep running. The race was absolutely amazing and it definitely made it special to do it with my sisters. Shanna and I did the relay which means I ran the first 6.5 miles and Shanna finished with the last 6. 5 miles. Jesica did all 13 miles with her running partner from home.
All three of us went to the race with our own goals and it was a really good feeling to leave together knowing we had all achieved them. Running for me has been a constant battle with myself, not letting myself walk and to really push myself. I couldn't have done it without my sisters and my husband, they all continuously sent me inspirational text messages and always made sure I was being positive. 
Like I have already said, I really enjoyed working hard to train for this race and achieving my goal. As good as it felt, I had to remind myself that my training is not done. My final goal is to run a full half marathon. Peter and I are signed up for one in September, so this race was a good half way point for my half marathon. It won't be easy but I can only imagine how good it will feel to cross that finish line. What a great experience it was to do this with my sisters and I can't wait for more to come!
Time for me to hit the track!

Sunday, May 1, 2011


This past weekend it was my twentieth Birthday!!! Woohoo! Sooo glad not to be a teenager anymore! Not to mention I don't exactly love the reaction I get from people when I tell them I'm 19 and married. So, Yes I am very happy to finally be 20! This year I asked Peter not to do any kind of party or anything, all I wanted was a special night with him. Well, he sure did his job because I couldn't have asked for a more perfect day. To start my birthday, I only had one class because all the others got cancelled that day (talk about Lucky!!!). Then I had to go to work but when they heard it was my birthday they sent me home early to start my celebratories. Since there is hardly anything fun to do in Rexburg Peter and I set out to the long and far land of Idaho Falls! Before we left Peter gave me a card which had this in it:
Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah!!! First stop: THE MALL!!!
 What can I say? I'm a Dalby, and Dalby girls LOVE clothes!
 For those of you who don't know, I absolutely LOVE Red Robin! So, I definitely make it a priority to go there each birthday. I also always get the same thing, (no, not a burger) the chicken salad. Yummy!!!
 To top off the night Peter took me to a movie I have been dying to see! African Cats!!! I loved it! It was so so cute!

 Then on Saturday we went to Bear World! Bear world is basically a Zoo that you drive through and the animals totally walk right up to your car sometimes! So fun! And it wasn't expensive, which is always nice! It was cheaper than seeing a movie and we got to see the animals up close in person!
 These pictures are just a few we took from our car. I was seriously freaking out! It was the coolest thing ever! We saw a couple different kinds of bears the black bears were the only ones who would actually walk up to our car, the other ones were too lazy.
 After you get done with the driving part they had cute little petting zoo, they even had these adorable little baby cubs!
 I got to pet one! 
 Note to Peter: Honey, I changed my mind. I don't want a puppy anymore, I want a bear cub!
We had such a great weekend together and I couldn't have asked for anything more on my birthday.