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!