The Lillenbergs

The Lillenbergs

Monday, October 29, 2012

Friday night in the Candle light

I love my husband more than anything,
and one of the things I love most about him
is that he'll put up with my
love of cute and romantic things :)
We started off the evening with a nice workout
and then made some chicken cordon bleu (spelling?)
However, after we showered, I decided we needed to cutesy
up our night a little bit.
So I got in a dress, put out the candlesticks that I've been dying to use,
and brought out the sparkling cider that we got for our wedding
and haven't yet used.

Chris, in his pajamas, just laughed and asked if I would like him
to change and dress up as well.
Always so willing to make me happy :)
But no, I did not make him change.
The food was delicious,
the atmosphere romantic,
and I was giddy the whole time.
PS- What would a candelit dinner be without some Seinfeld??

Autumn Date

Although I hate being cold more than anything in the world,
I absolutely LOVE the feeling of fall.
The crisp air, the changing leaves, the holidays just around the corner.
It's just so happy!
And we couldn't let October go by without having a date night
to celebrate.
We got together with our friends Rob and Susan
and spent the evening carving pumpkins,
making caramel apples,
and topping it off with a scary movie.

And I don't know what happened,
but literally like a day and a half after we bought
and decorated our pumpkin,
I took another picture and once the flash came on.....

This is the horror I encountered.
Needless to say, I screamed and had Chris toss
it out as soon as he got home from work.
Kind of a bummer that we don't have a pumpkin for Halloween :(
So gross...

Padres in OK!

Welcome to Oklahoma, Mom and Dad!
I am so SO happy that my padres made the trip
out to visit Chris and I.
It was so good to see them and show them all around
where we've been living for the past year.
I felt bad because we tried to flip our schedules so
we could be up during the day with them,
and I was probably acting like a zombie most of the time,
and did fall asleep in the middle of our activities on ocassion.
But overall, it was awesome.
We took them to all of our favorite restaurants,
the Oklahoma City bombing Memorial,
the firemen's museum (which my mom was pretty dang excited about),
Pop's on Route 66,
and spent the rest of the time visiting and baking!
It was so great to see them,
I miss living close to family!

Our Newest Addition

We finally did it,
we bought ourselves a pet!
Say hello to Howie the ferret- another one of my birthday presents :)

One day we just decided to walk around Petco
and saw these adorable little things
and fell in love instantly.
A couple of weeks went by
and we decided that Howie was lonely and needed a friend,
so then came Roxie :)
So basically we're now "weird ferret people"
..Not really, but there are some weirdies
online that are absolutely obsessed with them.
They're fun and keep us entertained on our nights off!

Legal and Lovin Life

Finally 21!! 
Hooray, I was getting tired of people asking me how
old I was at work and them thinking I was a baby.
Chris totally spoiled me on my birthday,
it was pretty much a three day celebration.
On day one we got a couples massage!
We've been wanting to get one for the longest
time but couldn't find a good place to do it.
And as a bonus they gave us half off for being
healthcare workers!
Needeless to say, we will definitely be going back,
it was heavenly.
Chris had been asking me what I wanted
for my brithday and I told him all
I wanted to celebrate my legal status
is to have mock-tails,
since we don't drink anyways.
So my friend Shally asked me if I would go shopping
with her and when we got back to her apartment,
my cute husband was awaiting with a surprise party!
He's so thoughtful, he got all the goodies
needed to make lots of yummy mocktails.
So fun :)

Then on day three, we went out to a lovely dinner,
where I had the most AMAZING steak of my life.
(I've always been a steak and potatoes kind of girl)

And then we went and saw Blue Man Group!
I had bought the cheapest tickets I could find
and when we got there, some random nice fellow
had two extra tickets right up front.
Score!  It was super fun.
Chris also spoiled me with a new iPod Shuffle
that I can easily take running with me,
(I lost my other one and was devastated)
and lots of supplies to start learning the art of cake decorating!
My sweet in-laws also gave me a new stethoscope! (Pink, obviously)

Such a fun birthday,
and the best part is that I got to spend
it with the most incredible man in the world :)
Oh PS- I'm technologically challenged,
and if anyone knows the best way to upload pictures
from iphones to blogs, feel free to comment!
I've been emailing them to myself and it's a hassle,
plus they either come up super small or super blurry :(

Monday, August 27, 2012

One year!

Happy one year to the most amazing husband in the world!!
It's gone by so fast and I've enjoyed every second of it.
I'm so blessed to have Chris in my life,
he's the most kind, patient, selfless
person I know.

Not to mention the cutest :)
How did I get so lucky?
Though we didn't get to celebrate exactly how we had
originally planned, we were still able to do some fun things.
Chris has recently gotten into tennis and I'd always
refused to play with him
cause I'm a racquetball player at heart.
Since there's few racquetball courts around here, I
decided that for our anniversary,
I bought myself a racket, skirt, and some tennis balls,
as well as gave Chris a coupon for a new racket of his choice.
Though I was kind of a whiner because it was hot
and I thought I was going to die,
Chris had a blast playing and teaching me.

Then we went to one of our favorite lunch places,
Pei Wei!
We love it because it's comparable to
PF Changs in deliciousness but way less expensive.

The lettuce wraps are one of my favorite things eeevvvver.
After that, we spent the day wandering around some stores.
Chris was in heaven when I said that we could go
walk around Home Depot "for fun".
We probably spent an hour looking at tools, refrigerators, and countertops.
I'm always glad to make my husband happy :)
After that, we went to try out a new restaraunt, Charlestons.
When the hostess showed us to our table, there were
flowers and a sweet letter waiting for me :)
Chris thinks of everything :)
So romantic and delicious!!
Thanks you, Chris, for making this past year the happiest
of my life!

Miscellaneous August

I haven't posted in a while, so here are some random pictures
of what we've been up to in the last month.
Temple date!
I love going on dates with Christopher,
and temple dates are one of my favorites :)
We were bored one night and remembered
that we got a tent for our wedding and had never set it up.
It took up our whole living room,
but it was a fun activity.
We opened up the door and watched the
finale of Food Network Star!
(one of our favorite shows)
So fun :)
I opened up my fruit snacks the other day
and this is what came out.
I thought it was pretty awesome.
My cute friend Shally is having a baby!!
We had her shower last week,
I am so so excited for her.
Me, Susan, and Shally all moved here at
the same time from BYU-Idaho.
Shally's the first to be prego and we're all living
vicariously through her.
Can't wait to meet baby Jaylynn!! (or Emery)
Nothin like baby shower games...
Guessing which chocolate bar is melted in the diaper.
Not too much news for not having posted in over a month...

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Fireworks, Fusion, and Forehead kisses

4th of July is such a happy holiday.
We started out the evening with a barbeque at our friend's house
that was delicious!  Chris and I are dying to get a grill...
and a backyard to put it in.
We're both obsessed with barbeque, it makes everything taste so much better

It's always so much fun to get together with friends!
Then we scouted out a nice patch of grass to watch
the fireworks at as we got eaten alive by bugs.
We tried really hard to get a cute picture watching the fireworks
but apparently, iPhones have the brightest flash EVER,
and this is the gem we ended up with...

Yes, yes, I know, we're pretty dang cute hahaha.
We tried again and it turned out slightly better, but Chris's
cute little eyes just couldn't handle the light.

Apart from the spider bite that made my toe swell
up like a balloon, the night turned out super fun!

In other news, I had to say goodbye to my baby last week.
Yes, we sold my Bug :(
It was getting a little too old and starting to have problems,
so we decided to upgrade.
That little car was so good to me, I'll miss it!
But I absolutely LOVE my new car,
a Ford Fusion.
It was Chris's pick from the beginning, and after doing soooo much research,
I agreed with him that it was a good choice.
We FINALLY picked it up the other day
(who knew that car loans are such a hassle, it was a nightmare)

We're already fighting over who gets to drive it to work,
but Chris knows whose car it REALLY is :)

Last night, well...this morning,
as Chris and I went to bed, I went to give him
a kiss on the forehead, only to hear,
"no no no, right here"
pointing to a different area of the forehead.
I was like...okay...ha and kissed him there.
Then he said, "no no, press harder"
He then proceeded to demonstrate the correct way
to give a good forehead kiss.
He told me to pay attention to the "timing, location, and pressure"
What a nerd.
Who knew that our whole time together he was putting
up with such bad technique.
He gets in the gooofiest moods when he's tired
and says the funniest things, I love it haha.

He's pretty dang sweet, the other day I came home
from a long day at work to be greeted with the yummiest crepes!

So yummy.
We also made a pretty delicious dessert the other  night.
Banana cream scrumptious stuff!
Ha I don't know what it's called, gotta love Pinterest for giving
us good ideas for food.

I was so excited when I found those cute little dishes at Wal-Mart.
Mm so tasty!!

Oh!  I almost forgot- I had one of my  most embarrassing moments last night.
Chris was working and I had the night off,
so he naturally begged me to let him take the new car to work.
I agreed, which meant that I had to drive his
car to a dinner I was going to with some coworkers.
I've only ever driven his car a couple of times.
I'm pretty challenged when it comes to cars that I'm not familiar with.
And of course, it was raining and dark when I got in.
So I was struggling to figure out how to use the windshield wipers
and how to turn on the headlights.
I was pretty sure I got it all figured out,
and as I tried to navigate my way home from the restaurant
(I don't drive downtown very often)
I got a bright flash in my eyes.
When it turned off, I noticed it was a cop car...
He then started following me and turned on his lights to pull me over.
Ah!  I've never been pulled over in my life.
Needless to say, I was freaking out.
The young cop asked me for my license and registration
and I just squealed that I was sorry and that it was my husband's
car and I didn't know where anything was.
I asked shyly..."were my lights not on?"
And he said "you got it!"
Uggghhhhhh SO embarrassing, he had to show me how to turn them on,
I felt so stupid.  I was used to my dim as heck headlights
in my old bug that I thought the actual headlights were the brights.
He just laughed at me and told me to drive safe.
I must've looked sooooo dumb.
Psh, oh well, I'm glad it happened on a little road
before I had gotten on the freeway at least.
After I got over the initial scare,
I laughed at myself the rest of the way home.

Saturday, June 23, 2012


Chris hasn't been able to sleep lately,
he'll wake up super early and can't fall back asleep.
He's been so sweet and letting me sleep in,
even though he HATES being awake while I'm asleep, cause he gets bored.
So last night I woke up and realized that he was nowhere to be found.
I texted him asking where he was and he said,
"I'm watching fireflies at the park, come join me :)"
What the?  Most random and romantic thing ever!
Neither of us had ever seen any,
so I quickly hopped in my car and headed to the park
to find him on a bench.
We spent a little while quietly watching the cute fireflies,
they are magical!!
Unfortunately I got there right as it was winding down,
but it was the coolest thing I've ever seen.
Here's a tiny morsel-

K, I don't know if that worked, I've never uploaded a video.
Also while I was asleep, Chris went by himself
to Bed,Bath, and Beyond to buy us
some little dishes to make pazookies!!
We're huge fans of BJ's yuuummmy pazookies and
wanted to try making them at home!
Our cookie dough didn't turn out the best,
but paired with ice cream, it ended up being pretty tasty!

Oh, have you ever heard of the movie, We Bought a Zoo?
I'd seen previews and thought it'd be the cheesiest movie.
But Chris really wanted to rent it, for whatever reason,
and it turned out to be so good!
It really wasn't cheesey, kiddy, at all, I was so surprised.
I definitely recommend it, haha.
We decided that we want to have a curly red-headed girl,
the girl in the movie is so stinkin cute.
Here she is-

Speaking of cute, I was playing around with my Instagram the other day,
and can I just say that I have the most adorable husband in the world???
He obviously doesn't get too into "posing for pictures"
but he puts up with me :)

I am one lucky girl :)