Wednesday, December 16, 2009

i love presents

ben got new computer stuff for christmas and has been playing non-stop with all his computer goodies.
i've been bored, so ben was awesome and got me this:
i love presents!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


i'm tired today. soooo ready for bed.

Monday, December 14, 2009


having fun today with lightroom.
i love taking pictures of cinnamon.
she is so cute.

Saturday, December 12, 2009


Friday, December 11, 2009


i've been busy with work so i haven't really had time to put my pictures up from the rooney concert. it was a lot of fun. i think the best part of the whole concert was watching the joy on caro's face. it was the best! she was in charge of taking pictures but instead of doing that she just stared at robert (the lead singer) the entire time! haha! i do love this picture though. it's not of rooney but of their opening band tally hall. my sister really liked a certain member of the band:

Monday, November 30, 2009

lazy monday


i love having mondays off. i can catch up on laundry and my tv shows online. today ben stayed home which makes me very happy, but at the same time it sucks because i don't get as much done as i was planning on. oh well.

thanksgiving week was fun and stressful. work was crazy busy (the stressful part), but we got to spend time with family and friends (the fun part). we ate tons of turkey and mashed potatoes, i saw new moon with my family, and ben got to play computer games with his friends. it was also a very special week for my family. my father was endowed and sealed to my mom on saturday at the mt timpanogos temple. it was really sweet and i was so excited to be able to be there. i was also sealed to them and it was great. i felt the spirit so strongly there and it reminded me of when ben and i were sealed. it was a great experience.

the happy couple!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

happy thanksgiving!


Wednesday, November 18, 2009

christmas wish list

i'm starting my wish list early this year because ben never knows what to get me. hopefully this will give him time to plan.
cute camera ring
little kitty necklace
{both from}

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


i wanted to take a picture were i was taller than ben. i'm standing on a block with heels on haha!

Sunday, November 15, 2009


i have been a really bad blogger lately. we have been really busy with work and stuff so here is a quick list of things going on in our lives:
  • ben is still working at convergys.
  • i am working at portrait innovations and it is getting busy because of the holidays.
  • we have been doing a pretty good job of keeping our house clean.
  • ben was excited for modern warfare 2 to come out, but has heard crappy reviews about it so he isn't so excited anymore.
  • we bought new bedding. it makes it really hard to get out of bed in the morning which is why i am always late to work.
  • i am addicted to farmville.
  • we bought new holiday mugs at target. a santa one for me and a snowflake one for ben.
  • cinnamon has mostly been sleeping everyday. and eating. and nothing else. but she is really cute.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

october is almost gone!

holy cow! where has the time gone? i have been sick for most of the month. first the flu that lasted forever and now a cold that doesn't want to go away. i did have a lot of fun this month though. first my birthday and then the eisley concert and work has been great. here are a few pictures from the concert. it was a lot of fun. i almost got trampled by a moneen fan but ben came to my rescue and pushed him away. also the lead singer of moneen totally spit on us and it was really gross.

Sunday, October 18, 2009


i. am. so. excited. for. eisley. tomorrow. baaaahhhh!! i've got my tickets printed and now i just have to pass the hours. what to do? hmmmm......i guess i'll just keep surfing the internet and play farmville on facebook. haha! i wish i had an interesting photo to post, but i don't. mostly because i just haven't uploaded the pictures from my camera to my computer. but tomorrow night i should have a gazillion pictures of eisley! yay!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

sweet ben

today ben surprised me at work with this cute necklace. a girl at his work makes jewelery and he bought it from her. it was a really sweet gesture and totally unexpected. thanks baby! you are awesome and i love you!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


i am so excited. i get to see eisley perform live next monday!!! i cannot wait. i am already only listening to their music, just to make sure that i know all of the lyrics. haha i am a nerd. ben isn't a huge fan, but because he is the awesomest husband, he will be there to make sure that i don't get trampled by the say anything fans. i just hope we get there early enough to get a good spot. and here is an awesome picture of sherri and chauntelle from eisley.


Monday, October 12, 2009

birthday fun

october 7th was my birthday and even though i had to work, ben still made sure i felt special all day. I woke up to him and cinnamon singing me happy birthday. after work, he took me out to dinner and we went shopping for halloween/fall decorations. it was awesome. i took the day off on saturday and we celebrated even more. thank you ben for making my 23rd birthday tons of fun!
my awesome, awesome gift next to halloween/fall decorations!

me, back when i was young!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

hello people

i should post something since it has been forevah since the last post. quick update: ben finally got his computer fixed (yay for me and my laptop!) and he ended up spending more money on it than i originally thought he would. oh well. i started a new job at a portrait studio. it has been fun/crazy/stressful and a million times better than my old job. hopefully this means i will be able to post better looking pictures on this blog. haha.
cute little cinnamon on the bed!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

dear ben

you are my inspiration:

Tuesday, September 8, 2009


so ben's computer is having problems (if you really want to know ask ben) and so he has stolen mine for the past couple weeks. that is why i have not posted lately. he should be getting some new parts for his computer soon, which means i will have my baby back soon and i will post pictures of what we have been up to lately. hope everyone had a great labor day weekend. i know i did ; ) but more on that later...

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

best of both worlds ben and i are still sick. he is worse than me. the paranoid me thought he had swine flu, but no worries he just has the regular flu. our days have consisted of a lot of sleeping and watching tv. we are boring when we are sick.

{name of post is a song from hannah montana~~it is stuck in my head. that's what i get for watching the hannah montana movie late last night.}

Monday, August 24, 2009


both ben and i are sick. he got sick first and then gave it to me. we have been trying to take care of each other. it has been interesting....

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


our anniversary was tons of fun. we did stuff. not much to elaborate on. ha! i got ben a rather expensive gift and he got me something i really wanted-the hannah montana movie! okay, so i don't have it just yet. it just came out today and he is a lazy bum and hasn't gotten it yet. but no worries i will have my movie soon. lately, we have just been working, and trying to figure out school stuff. ben got some more stuff for his computer and he has been a nerd playing with all his techy stuff. i have just been catching up with some of my favorite shows like greek. {by the way, the unaired episode of dollhouse is amazing! seriously. everyone should watch it}

Sunday, August 16, 2009


this short film was made with 45oo+ still photographs. amazing!

Notte Sento (English subtitles) from napdan on Vimeo.

two years

Sunday, August 9, 2009

sparkler fun

ben, andrew {ben's friend/old roommate} and i had fun on friday night with some sparklers we had left over from pioneer day. it was a lot of fun. ben is like a little kid whenever he is around fireworks.

Thursday, August 6, 2009


ben and i will be going to the say anything/eisley concert in october. i am so excited. ben is too, he just doesn't show it on the outside.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

kitty bath

last night we gave cinnamon a bath and it was really funny. she hated the whole thing, but now she smells so good and is so soft. kitties are fun.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

busy busy

....okay so we aren't really busy people, but i needed an excuse as to why i haven't really written in a while. the past couple of weeks we have been camping, working, working, playing, and working some more. i am finally starting to meet some of ben's army buddies which is cool. not much else going on. oohh, almost forgot, today we gave cinnamon a bath and she hated every minute of it. kinda like how i hate shark week.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

funny stuff

ben and i laugh every time we watch this:

Sunday, July 26, 2009


we should have done this at our wedding!

Friday, July 24, 2009

locked out

this story is about the two of us! finally! ha! it's not as exciting as i'm making it sound. 

yesterday after work, my friend elise was locked out of her car. we both tried to break into her car without any luck, but then ben drove up and he tried aaaaaannnnd he couldn't do anything. we then decided to break into elise's apartment to get her spare key. ben was able to get a window open and he climbed in to open the front door. it was fun to watch him break into someone else's apartment. she was stressing out that she would be late getting to las vegas. so jealous of her right now. it is pioneer day and both ben and i had to work, while the rest of utah gets to play. lame. 

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

taylor swift

i love taylor swift and when i was watching her videos i realized stephen coletti from laguna beach is in one of them! ha! {caro i thought i needed to share that with you. and he cheats on her in the video. i bet lauren can relate to that!}

Monday, July 20, 2009

ella es bonita

Saturday, July 18, 2009

lauren conrad

i really like this picture of her. it is from the august issue of harper's bazaar. i've toyed with the idea of getting my hair cut this short, but i still haven't really decided on anything. aaanndd ben really doesn't want me to cut my hair short.

one day

i will have a dress like this one. picture from the sartorialist

Thursday, July 16, 2009


Blueberry Coffee Cake

{blueberry coffee cake}

i wish i had this for breakfast instead of this:

don't get me wrong, i love waffles. it just wasn't enough and now i am really hungry and lunch isn't for another 45 minutes. i don't know if i will make it.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

this is what i thought about doing all day today, too bad i had to work.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

beautiful pictures

i came across this website through a friend's blog and loved all the beautiful pictures of breakfast foods. i love breakfast. mmm bacon sounds so good right now.

anyway, our car is currently under the weather. our clutch is broken. we are crossing our fingers that it will get fixed tomorrow. if it isn't, it will suck but oh well. public transportation here we come!

{this picture is from the freedom festival on july 3rd}

Sunday, July 12, 2009


so my birthday is not for a few months, but i am already giving ben ideas for my gift. i found the cutest necklaces from her southern charm. the following picture is an example of the stuff they have on the website. i also really want another animal. i want either a puppy or a kitten. ben doesn't want another animal. he is a party pooper.

{if you want to look at more necklaces go here}

Saturday, July 11, 2009


my current life in 70 questions:

1. what was the highlight of your week? hmm... finishing the fourth season of grey's anatomy
2. whose car were you in last? mine
3. when is the next time you will kiss someone? whenever ben or i get up
4. what color shirt are you wearing? pink
5. how long is your hair? longish
6. are you good looking? you tell me
7. last movie you watched? just finished yes man and now i am watching igor
8. who were you with? benjamin
9. last thing you ate? tacos from los carporales. they were really yummy and only 99 cents each!
10. last thing you drank? orange juice
11. when was the last time you had your heart broken? long time ago
12. who came over last? scott, ben's friend
13. are you happy right now? yes!
14. what did you say last? this movie is cute (ben asked me about igor)
15. where is your phone? next to me
16. what color are your eyes? brown
17. are you left-handed? no
18. spell your name without vowels: dln cttrll
19. do you have any pets? 1 kitty
20. favorite Vacation? chicago last christmas
21. what do you dislike currently? dirty kitchen
22. what are you listening to? the movie igor
23. if you could have one thing right now what would it be? some socks
24. what is your favorite scent? gardenias
25. who makes you happiest? family
26. what were you doing at midnight last night? watching the special features for ballet shoes
27. when is your birthday? october 7
28. who has the same phone as you? ben's aunt donelle {not really sure if that's how it is spelled}
29. last time you went swimming in a pool? a long time ago : (
30. do you read your horoscope? sometimes
31. where was the last place you bought something? blockbuster
32. how do you feel about your hair right now? love my bangs
33. do you bite your nails? no
34. do you have any expensive jewelery? yes
35. do you have any expensive jewelery? same question...
36. myspace or facebook? facebook
37. how fast have you driven a car? this is tembarrassing but not very fast...
38. have you ever smoked? no
39. what was or is your favorite subject in school? u.s. government
40. do you have Verizon? no, tmobile
41. what type of boy or girl do you usually fall for? i already fell for ben
42. do you have any hidden talents? not really...
43. favorite song? right now i really like here we go again by demi lovato
44. do you like to sing at all? bahahaha no
45. dream job? writing for nylon or newsweek
46. where does most of your family live? utah and texas
47. are you an only child or do you have siblings? younger sister
48. would you consider yourself to be spoiled? yeah. i'm not gonna lie. but i appreciate it.
49. what was the first thing you thought when you woke up? i need to feed the cat
50. do you drink? no
51. know any other languages? yes, spanish
52. ever write a coded message? i dunno. maybe when i was younger
53. have you ever been IN a wedding? ha ha, yes
54. do you have any children? no
55. did you take a nap today? no
56. who has the same birthday as you? no one i know
57. ever met anyone famous before? not really
58. do you want to be famous one day? no
59. any pet peeves? yes! when people honk their horn and the light just turned green like a millisecond ago
60. are you multitasking right now? yes
61. do you like britney spears? old school britney yes, new britney not so much
62. what is your least favorite chore? dishes
63. last place you drove your car? kneaders
64. ever been out of the country? mexico
65. where were you born? el paso, tx
66. could you handle being in the military? personally i could never do it, but i support ben 100%
67. what is your average cell phone bill? about 105ish
68. who are you thinking about right now? my sister, she is texting me right now
69. when was the last time you laughed REALLY hard? when i was watching yes man
70. how many pairs of shoes do you own? a lot

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

zit manifesto

i think there should be ban on popping zits. especially when they are on my face and ben wants to pop them. they will heal on their own!

Friday, June 26, 2009


ben is home. i am really excited and he is excited/tired/every good emotion you can think of. now my house is a mess because of all of ben's things that he brought but it has been fun catching up with him and stuff. i love having him home. pictures will come soon : )

Thursday, June 25, 2009


ben is coming home today! he is currently on his way to the airport. he called me after his graduation and he sounds very excited to come home. eeek, i am going crazy and work is suuuuper slow today. baaaaahhhh!!!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


i am really, really excited. i don't know if i will be able to sleep tonight!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

things to do....

i still have some things to do to prepare for ben's return. mostly it's just cleaning and picking up my stuff {it is going to be weird to get used to having a ben around again, i already told him that i like things around the house a certain way. he just laughed.} i am going a little bit crazy with all of this waiting. i want him home already!

i need to relax and watch some more of the real housewives of new jersey. that show is addicting!

Monday, June 22, 2009

new music

i am totally in love with mandy moore's new cd. it is beautiful and everyone should listen to it right here.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

final countdown

ben is finally coming home this week and i am very excited. he is excited too. he has a ton of plans for the two of us when he gets here. so in order to get ready all i have to do is clean the house {bah, it will take me a couple days but it has to get done} and buy ben's special list of groceries. top things on his list are three different kinds of cereal. he really likes his cereal. i just hope this week goes by really fast!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

2 weeks!

ben is coming home in 2 weeks! i can't believe it! hopefully they go by fast. i need him home.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

green thumb

my new plant. it's a mum. hopefully i don't kill it like i did my tulips. i read that they are somewhat easy to take care of, so i'm keeping my fingers crossed. maybe. i will keep you updated.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

june is here!!!

ben comes home soon and i am very excited. we will be together after six months and it will be amazing! probably the best day of my life. ever. cinnamon is excited too. she knows something is up. she keeps getting on lap and begs me to pet her. maybe she just wants some attention. nah, that can't be it. anyway, i have been looking for pictures of ben since we have been married, and sadly i only found a few. as a celebration of his return here are some of the few that i found:

he probably will not be very excited that i posted these, but that's what he gets for being away for so long. ha.

Monday, May 25, 2009

memorial day and pictures

it's kinda late {9:52 pm} but it is still memorial day, and i finally got some updated pictures of my own private benjamin cottrell. he took these today:he got sunburned today because of a bbq he had to go to. he said that it looks worse than it is. ha ha!
this is how cinnamon celebrated memorial day. it's usually how she spends her days, but today was extra special as she purred for ben on the phone.
i had some friends who looked at my blog and said that i always take pictures of me eating, so i found a new one just for them. ha ha!
i don't remember taking this picture. i think i was just playing around with my new webcam.
i really like these shoes, even if they make my feet smell a little. (eeek!) i just love how cute they make my feet look.