Thursday, April 29, 2010

Blog Game

My sister put this on her blog so I will follow:
3 Names I Go By:
1. Emily
2. Emily Mae
3. Mrs Estes (my favorite)
3 Jobs I Have Had:
1. Bookseller
2. Deli Assistant
3. Hostess with the Mostess

3 Places I Have Lived:
1. Orlando, FL
2. Provo, UT
3. Satellite Beach, FL

3 Favorite Drinks
1. Cherry Coke
2. Mountain Dew
3. Strawberry Daquires

3 TV Shows I Watch
1. Glee
3. Castle

3 Places I Have Been
1. Guatemala
2. San Fransisco
3. Niagra Falls

3 Places I Would Like To Visit
1. Mexico
2. Italy
3. Finland
3 Favorite Retro Shows
1. Saved By the Bell
2. Murder She Wrote
3. Bewitched

3 Favorite Dishes
1. Pizza
2. Chicken and mashed potatoes
3. Tortellini
3 Things I Am Looking Forward To
1. Graduation
2. Getting accepted to medical school
3. Moving out of Utah!!
3 Blogs I Have Discovered Recently
1. I dont keep track but I have really been liking photography blogs

Thursday, April 15, 2010


We have been sooo busy! I cant believe how crazy the last month has been. Derek has been doing so well in his classes and making his way through the competition. I love my new job! I work at APX Alarm in the retention department. It's a tough job but such a blessing for us right now. Both Derek and I will be taking classes this spring and summer and are looking forward to learning and taking some fun classes. Since the addition of the iMac, my life has been heavenly! I cant thank Derek enough for that miracle. I have been taking editing classes and I feel like I am learning soo much! I hope that I can find a job in the field next summer!

Other than school, work and church, I have started to delve into the blog world. I have internet access at work, so while I wait for calls I browse blogs. Lately I have become obsessed with clean lines and bright colors. I mainly look at interior design blogs and photography blogs and the modern trend is right up my ally. I cant wait till we have a home that is big enough to not look cluttered and dirty, even when its clean. I also cant wait to have a room all my own to put all my books and sticky notes! If you love modern, clean lines, take a look at Deliciously Organized and Caitlin Wilson Design (both are on my blog list). They embody the style I hope to have one day!

This is Caitlin's family room.. divine!!

Deliciously Organized: Amazing!

On a side note.... Spring is here! Everyday I wake up, trying not to be suprised if there is snow. I am loving the sunny weather and the desire to wear flip flops again! Cant wait for summer!!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Survey Time!!

I am doing a survey for my English class and could use all the help I can get! It is short and sweet! Thanks!!

Monday, March 15, 2010

March Madness

Just had to do a shout out post to Kentucky. Our comeback cats won the SEC tournament!! My in-laws were able to attend the final game and said it was amazing... Derek was freaking out when it went into overtime! Now we are rooting for them in the NCAA Tournament. They are a number one seed in the East and our first game is this Thursday. Its going to be a crazy month, but we are rooting for them to go all the way. Lets go UK!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

The Newest Estes

So I came home from work the other night after the longest day of my life! My laptop had died while I was at school, trying to write a paper. Now the battery didnt die, the computer died! It has been trying to die for almost three months but Derek and I keep bringing it back to life. I was so frustrated, I almost threw it on the ground. On top of that, I had so much homework to do and my editing deadline is coming up so I had a ton of papers to edit by this weekend. I went to class pouty and then proceeded to work for 6 hours. It was just one of those days! Derek was being weird and not answering my calls and stuff, which only fueled my fire. I came home wanted to crawl into the fetal position under the covers and never ever come out. Instead, I opened the front door and saw a beautiful, white iMac box on my counter. The water works began! I was in total shock. I read Derek's sweet note and hugged that boy till I remembered that I had a fun new toy!! We stayed up way past our bed time setting it up, playing and marveling over the sleek new computer. I am so grateful to Derek for this sweet surprise. It really will make life so much easier! I can do all my papers on here, and editing will be so much easier. I am so excited to officially be a Mac family :)

By the way, he quickly told me that this was birthday, anniversary and Christmas for the next year... We'll see ;)

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Wedding Pictures!

So we finally got our wedding pictures!! We havent figured out how to hang the big picture yet but we did hang the smaller pictures in the family room. It is great to have a piece of our perfect day in our home. We love our house and really enjoy the chance we have to be here in Provo. I love the pictures and am so happy to finally have them!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Valentines Day

Our Valentines Day was pretty mellow this year, but I loved it! We ate some yummy chicken adoboe and watched the Kentucky game. Derek was sweet enough to watch Pride and Prejudice with me and we ate a whole lot of ice cream and chocolate... It was pretty much all of my favorite things! To top it off, I went to get the mail after he got home last night and found these beautiful roses in the mailbox! I love yellow and feel like these roses bring so much happiness and light into the house!

I am so thankful for my wonderful husband. He is such a hardworker and has really dedicated himself to being a good student, husband and friend. I cant imagine my life without Derek and all of the humor he brings into my life! We have so much fun together and have loved all of the experiences we have had as a married couple. I cant wait to see what the future has for us!