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!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

UK All The Way!!

In May, when I became an Estes, I learned about this school called University of Kentucky. I learned they are the most winningist (yes that is a word) college basketball program in the country, the alumni of my father-in-law and the true love of Derek's life. So maybe the last part is an exaggeration, but only a little. Since college basketball started, we eat, sleep, breathe and talk Kentucky basketball. I have really come to love watching them play and know all of the stats for Wall, Cousins and Patterson ;) I love taking part of Derek's passion and appreciating the big wins. For Christmas, Derek went with his brother Steve and his Dad to his first live Kentucky game... it was a BIG deal! They went to the big rivalry game and he fell in love with the campus and of course Rupp Arenea. Anyway, I had bought some fabric last year to make a blanket out of, but the fabric wasnt quite right. I told my Nana (my mom's mom), who is an amazing seamstress, and she said she would put that fabric to good use. Today we got a package and inside was two pillows and a bunch of ornaments! We love the pillows... Derek already napped with them! I have a feeling that one day we will have a whole room devoted to Kentucky... UK all the Way!!

Sweet Tooth Fairy!

So today I was running errands in south provo and i had a sweet tooth. So this happens about every four hours for me so it wasnt anything unusual. However, I was in the neighborhood of the worlds best cupcake shop, The Sweet Tooth Fairy. If you live in Provo and havent been there... you need to go (its next to Sams Club in S. Provo). I am in LOVE with the cake bites. They are basically heaven in a bite! We tried a new flavor tonight, peanut butter. Our favorite though is the double fudge. With Valentines in the air... everyone in Provo should go and share these delectable treats with your loved ones!!

Sunday, February 7, 2010


So Derek came home from volunteering at the hospital the other day and told me I had a package waiting at the door. I ran outside, like a kid, and found a HUGE gorgeous bouquet of flowers! i was so excited, then had the thought... how much did this cost? Yes, that is what being poor does to you lol. So the story is.... Derek was working at admitting waiting for a chance to translate when this huge bouquet arrived. the women had already checked out (she was only in for a mammogram) so he begged his boss to let him bring them home to me. She was kind kind enough to say yes so now we have these gorgeous flowers in our house.... free of charge!!! It made them even prettier to me!

Derek's Mad Basketball Skills

Check out handome #22... thats my husband!! So I forgot to take pictures the whole game because it was super close, but here are the few good ones I got. Derek is currently in two basketball leagues: one at BYU and one for Provo City. He has so much fun with his mission buddies running around and kicking trash. We wives love watching them and cheering on from the sidelines. It makes the snow seem less depressing :)

Photobooth with Sarah

One night, while we were in Florida, Derek and Ryan were out with their friends, so Sarah and I got out Derek's Mac and played with Photobooth. We were amused for hours! Here are a few highlights from the night. And yes, there were moments of uncontrollable cry/laughing :)

Christmas with the Humpherys

In traditional Humpherys Family style, we went cardboard boxing!! It was so fun this year to have the hubbies with us and to be able to bring Comet along. Dad dominated the hill, standing up almost all the way down!! Derek was sweet enough to take comet for a few rides, which he absolutely loved. We packed a picnic and enjoyed the perfect weather!
We did so many fun things this Christmas break! We shopped, ate, did SEVEN puzzles, and played several rounds of Balderdash. We loved being with my family and being in Florida. We cant wait to go back and visit soon!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Christmas with the Estes

We are so lucky to have our families so near to each other! This Christmas we had the chance to split our Florida Vaca between the Estes and the Humpherys. Our nephew, Luke, came down from Atlanta for three days and did the Orlando Magic basketball camp. He won the best overall player award and a signed JJ Reddick jersey!! It was fun to get to know him better and to hang out with him. We made a gingerbread house while he was here and it turned out pretty dang good if you ask me! We ate so much good food including back to back Five Guys and tons of yummy Publix fried chicken :) For Christmas, the whole family went to Orlando for an amazing Christmas lunch at the Marriott. It was sooo good! Santa even visited the kids and sang carols... it was pretty hilarious. We never had the chance to do a family game night, but i have a feeling we will make up for it next year. It was so fun being with everyone!! We miss them soo much!