Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Just a Little Update

Just thought I would give a little update on the Gilstrap Family! Brittany is finally done with school and loving it! All her classes went very well! She is now preparing to take the TEAS again on the 20th! Boe is finishing up classes this week and preparing to start applying to masters programs. We are trying to find an apartment in Idaho Falls, sad to be leaving rexburg and our wonderful neighbors the Treasures but it is time to move closer to Brittany's school so she doesnt have to do the 40 minutes travel to school/work everyday. Right now we have the Cold Bug in our home (no fun!) so we have been taking it pretty easy!Mother Nature finally caught up with this part of Idaho and we got our long over due snow! Time to put on the snow tires! But other than that things are wonderful! Just loving life and can't wait for the Holidays! Whew 5 posts in one night!

Christmas Vacation!

11 Days till the Blotter Christmas Extravaganza Begins!! Can't wait!! This will be the first time our whole family has been together in over a year!! And its Boe's first Christmas with my family!! I can't wait for it! I love our family traditions and I cant wait for him to be apart of them! And can't wait to have our first Blotter Christmas with a grandbaby its going to be so much fun! I love Christmas so much it is my favorite time of the year! I love the spirit about it, the music, the lights, the smells, the food, family, the snow, christmas movies, I could go on forever about everything I love. I have always loved the Christmas story in Luke and doing our little christmas program on christmas eve and singing songs by the piano. I also think that it is important not to loose the spirit of Christmas and realize its not just about the presents, Christ should be at the center of your Christmas. I have loved being in Primary and singing all the Christmas songs with the kids! What a wonderful time of year!

My Hunky Chef!

So who knew my husband was such a good and creative cook! Even when we were dating he once was napping on our apartment couch one sunday after church and dreamed up a new recipe, it was weird but tasted great after we put his dream to reality, we call it Chicken Pot Weirdo! His new kick is homemade pizza. He loves pizza and decided to start making his own. He loves making Brooklyn style pizza. I must say my hubby makes one delicious pizza! One of his ultimate dreams would be to start his own pizzarias! Here are some pictures of his masterpieces!

Just a couple pictures for Sayward!

Well this is a couple weeks late, but here are a couple pictures from our anniversay...no there are none of us because boe was being a little stinker and wouldnt take a picture with me but i did manage to take some pictures of our cake and the beautiful flowers he gave me!

So Boe gave me beautiful flowers, can you believe he made this arrangement himself! What a sweetie! And there were 12 roses for the 12 months we have been married. And our cake was surprisingly not freezer burnt and it was actually really good! We always hear how everyones cake is disgusting a year later but not ours! I think that it was the best layer of them all!

Funny Highschool

BATAVIA HIGH SCHOOL 2005. FILL this out about your high school! The longer ago it was, the more fun the answers will be!! Re-post with the name of high school and graduating year.

1.Did you marry someone from your high school?No way
2.Did you car pool to school?Yeah for about 3 years..1st year with Sayward, 2nd with Katy and Beth, 3rd with Katy, 4th drove myself
3.What kind of car did you have? Volkswagen cabrio(convertible)
4. What kind of car do your drive now? 2004 Honda Accord
5.It's Friday night...where are YOU (then)? Probably at Haylees house, we spent a lot of time there are senior year! Fun Memories! first 2 1/2 years would be at katys house hanging out in her basement!
6.It's Friday night..where are you (now)? With my hubby its date night!!
7.What kind of job did you have in high school? Lifeguard/swim instructor for the YMCA and i worked at Nautica
8.What do you do now? I work as a CNA at the hospital
9.Were you a party animal? um a little bit
10.Were you considered a flirt? yeah probably...I didnt realize it though...Tori usually told me
11.Were you in band, orchestra, or choir? haha no i have no talent in those areas
12. Did you get suspended/expelled? no just a lot of detentions for being late my jr. year, no surprise there
13. Can you sing the fight song? I dont even think I know it
14.Who was/were your favorite teacher(s)? hmm dont believe I had one
15. Where did you sit during lunch? umm just depended on the year
16. What was your school's full name? Batavia High school
17. What was your school mascot? Bulldog
18.If you could go back and do it again, would you?No, probably not it was fun but im glad its over.. there are some things I would change if I could though.
19. What do you remember most about graduation? Just that I was so excited to get the heck out of there and go to college!
20.Who did you take to prom Senior year? This boy I was dating
21. Did you have fun at Prom? yeah it was a lot of fun! Loved my dress and just everything about the day.. I spent a lot of money on looking good that day! We also took a trolley to prom that was pretty cool
22.Do you still talk to the person you went to Prom with? No not at all
23.Are you planning on going to your 20 year reunion? Probably not
24.Do you still talk to people from school? Yeah some..all my mormon friends and I talked to katy but facebook helps me keep in touch.

Okay - now your turn. What do you remember?

Monday, December 1, 2008

Emilys Visit!

So this is a few weeks old but i still wanted to post it! My awesome cousin emily came to visit us a few weeks ago. She is going to college at Utah State right now. Well we just had a blast having her here! She is so fun and it was great to have some girl time...also my other cousin Ian came and stayed with us for the weekend to so we could all hang out together. It was great for Boe so that they could play there new xbox game together! Needless to say they stayed up more than half the night! Overall the weekend was a blast! We hope they come back again soon!!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!! I hope everyone has a wonderful day and a fantastic time with your families!! I am especially excited this year because it is my very first Thanksgiving with Boe and his family! He has a big family and they all come together for the families so this should be lots of fun! Cant wait for all the yummy food!! Hope we have leftovers for those yummy turkey sandwichs! Mmmm my favorite! I orginially was supposed to work today but things are slow at the hospital so im on call! Thats just fine with me! Well im off to my Thanksgiving Festivities! Have a wonderful day everyone!!!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Heres to One Year!!!

Well time has sure flown by I can't believe a year has gone by! What a year it has been!Happy 1 year anniversary to us! This year has been a wonderful one! We can't wait to see what lies ahead for us in the future!

Monday, November 17, 2008

My Awesome Father In-law

Just thought I would right a little post about my sweet father in-law who always comes to my rescue when I have car trouble ( I have terrible luck so it happens A LOT) and am stuck in Idaho Falls! He always takes time out of his day even after a long day at work to come to the aide of his daughter in-law. I am just so appreciative of how much he has helped me. Thank you so much Pete! Your the best!


4 More days till Twilight!!! I hope its as good as the book!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Good Movie!

So about a few weeks ago we went to the movies with Boe's parents and saw the movie Fireproof. I must say it was such a good movie! It is about a couple who's marriage is in trouble and how the husband does this 40 days of love journal to get them back together.It also talked about how Heavenly Father is always their for you and he can help you do anything. I think it is a great movie for people who are married and in relationships. It was such a great uplifting movie I recommend it to everyone!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Bathroom and such


My awesome walk in closet! Yeah its all mine!

The Living Room

Old Living Room....

New Living Room
Boes New Chair
Our Comfy New Couch

Long Overdue

Hey family!! Here are the pictures that you requested that I have taken so long to post, but here you are I hope you enjoy!! Love you all!Our Front door all decorated for Halloween!
Our Patio
Our Spacious Backyard

Friday, October 10, 2008

One Word


Where is your cell phone? here
Where is your significant other? xbox
Your hair? dirty
Your mother? amazing
Your father? patriarch
Your favorite thing? boe
Your dream last night? weird
Your dream/goal? nurse
The room you're in? bedroom
Your hobby? shopping
Your fear? infertility
Where do you want to be in 6 years? children
Where were you last night? home
What you are not? quiet
One of your wish list items? camera
Where you grew up? Chicago
The last thing you did? nap
What are you wearing? clothes
Your TV? big
Your pet? someday
Your computer? sucks
What do you think of tags like this? interesting
Your mood? blah
Missing someone? yes
Where would you rather be? paradise
Something you're not wearing? socks
Favorite store? h&m
Your summer? boring
Love someone? forever
Your favorite color? pink
When was the last time you laughed? today
Who will participate? sayward

Wednesday, October 1, 2008


So its Boes 25th Birthday on Monday the 6th and I am such a horrible wife...I have no clue what I am going to get him or what we are going to do for his birthday!!! I need some suggestions...take in mind we dont have a ton of money. I want it to be a special day because I think 25 is a big deal..come on 5 years till 30 half way to 50! Plus I love birthdays! If you have any ideas please let me know I would love the help!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Trying to Pass the time

4 movies I can watch more than once:
*The Notebook
*Phantom of the Opera
*Monty Python
*Runaway Bride

4 t.v. shows I watch:
* Grey's Anatomy
*The Office
* Friends
* Private Practice
* House

4 places I've been
*Vegas (nowhere to exciting)

4 favorite foods:
* Chipolte
* Chicken Parmesan or any cajun pasta
* Panera breads yummy bread bowls
* Chocolate Cake

4 places I would like to visit:
* Venice Italy
* Hawaii
* The Bahamas
* Oregon and Wahington

4 things I look forward to in the next year:
* Getting into the Nursing Program
* Hopefully finally going on our much belated honeymoon!
* Christmas with the fam!
*Boe Graduating

If anyone wants in on this tag go for it...

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Just a few pictures from the Trip

Just some updates!

This is for you Sayward! So lets see August has been a very fun busy month. My trip to Illinois was a blast! Door county was beautiful and so much fun! My mom, brother, and his girlfriend and I went to Nauvoo and it was such an amazing, uplifiting, and spiritual experience. We went to the temple and saw the Nauvoo pagent. It was just a perfect day and really redified the importance of temple work and geneology. We did have some not so fun car trouble but it was all worth it! It was sad to leave when it was time to go but it was so great to see my parents and sisters and brother. Can't wait till Christmas! The trip home was pretty rough. I took the salt lake express home and it broke down. We were on the side of the road for an hour and half with no A/C and the rest of the trip had no a/c either and i was in the back! soo miserable. but it felt so great to be home with Boe! He was so cute, he decorated the apartment and it was so clean and he had a bouquet of flowers! i just love him! I started school 3 weeks ago and its been good to get back! Life has gotten busy and stressful again but in a way i actually kind of like it. I take the TEAS in a couple weeks and i am getting pretty nervous! I finished breaking dawn 2 weeks ago and I thought it was really good! I have never wanted to be a vampire so bad in my entire life! I also finished the Memory Keepers Daughter and it was so good but so sad at the same time. Well the newest news is that i chopped off 6 inches of my hair! I love it! Next step is going blonde again! I will try to post some pictures soon~

Monday, July 28, 2008

My Awesome Hubby!

Just a quick note! Boe got a 3.9 gpa this semester! almost a 4.0!! He is so awesome and I am so proud of him! He has worked so hard! We are hoping for the same success this upcoming semester. I know he can do it he is so smart and motivated!! love you hunny!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

I love the Twlight Series!!

Well I finished the 2nd book New Moon already and it was soo good! Can't wait to go get the 3rd book tomorrow! I bet it will just as good! I just want to know what happens next so bad. I can't believe how much I have gotten into these books! But I love it!

These are a few of my Favorite Things....

Well my Chicago Trip is soon approaching! I am getting soo pumped for it! I just know it is going to be a blast! I can't wait to be reunited with the fam! I just wish Boe was able to come too! I am going to miss him soo much!! We will be apart 10 WHOLE days!! This willl be hard and weird because we have not been away from eachother since we have been married! I am just so excited to give him his surprise before I leave! I'm so proud of it! There are also a few things that I am sooo excited for that are in Chicago! So here are a few of my favorite things:

1. My family of course! Can't wait to see them!

2. Can't wait to see Tori and Haylee!!! Becca I so wish you were going to be there too!!

3. I am excited to go to Door County with my family! It will be a nice little Getaway!

4. Totally cannot wait to eat at Chipotle!!! It is one of my all time favorite places! Yummy!!

5. I hope I get a chance to do a little shopping at one of my favorite clothing stores!

6. I also do love Panera Bread! They have the best soup bread bowls and bagels!!

7. One of Boe and I favorites is a side by side shake from steak and shake! Strawberry and Banana is our favorite!
8. Lastly a family favorite is Portillos chocolate cake! Best cake ever!