Thursday, December 20, 2007

WE ARE ENGAGED!!!!!!!!!!!

So tonight Chase proposed! I was taken by total surprise! We are both leaving for our home towns for Christmas so we decided to exchange presents tonight. So Chase came over and we opened presents and after opening them Chase wanted to put in a Christmas movie. He went upstairs and picked out a movie and brought it back downstairs. I was sitting on the couch as he put the movie in and all of a sudden one of our songs came on "all cause of you" by the 88's and he made a DVD of pictures of him growing up with little captions and then pictures of me growing up with captions (my mom emailed Chase the pictures way back in October!) and then pictures of us dating and at the end it said Dana, will you marry me and he got down on his knee and proposed! It was amazing I was crying and could not even get words the word yes out of my mouth! Chase was like "did you say yes yet?" and gave me a dozen beautiful red roses!! I could not be happier right now. I am so lucky to have found Chase and cant wait to spend the rest of my life with him!!!! sorry for not being so cute in these pictures but i did not know that I was going to be proposed to!!!! enjoy!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

whats for dinner?

I have been trying this new thing where I cook different recipes at least once a week that i have never ate or cooked before. I have just wanted to try new things to see what I like and lucky enough for me Chase will eat anything! He has been such a sport going through this with me :) But I have to say last night was a hit! My roommate told me about this chicken with Dr. Pepper in it. It sounded so gross but Chase loves Dr. Pepper so i thought I would try it. I loved it! the chicken was so moist! It was sweet, had a little kick to it and was oh so yummy! I made it with rolls and dipped the rolls in the extra sauce.. you all need to make it!

1 C. BBQ sauce.. any kind you like...
1 C. Dr.Pepper
1 T. brown sugar
Salt and Pepper
4-6 Boneless skinless chicken breast

thaw chicken sprinkle to taste with salt and pepper put in 9 by 13 pan.
mix BBQ sauce and Dr. Pepper pour on top of chicken and sprinkle brown sugar on top. Cook at 350 for one hour... enjoy!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Elf

So I love the movie Elf and I just love that i found this website! You put your face on an elf and you dance its soo funny! i put mine and Chase's face on the elf and it classic.. click to look!

http://www.elfyourself.com/?id=1318731948

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Winter Wonderland

Well it finally snowed! I woke up Saturday morning and there was at least three feet of snow outside. I was so excited! I just love the snow. I called Chase to tell him the exciting news and he did not seem as thrilled as me haha. So I went downstairs blared Christmas music and drank hot apple cider.. it was the best. Chase and I decided that it would be so pretty to go to Temple Square so we invited our friends Rebekah and Nick to come with us. It was such a pretty night, I loved all the snow on the trees even though it was FREEZING it was worth it. We then had a Gingerbread decoration party.. it was actually a lot harder then it looks! I was having a really hard time getting my house to stay up. It's sad to admit this but Chase's turned out a lot better then mine. I love this time of the year.. it is my favorite. Just looking outside at the snow and all the decorations and lights makes me so happy.. Happy Holidays!

BeforeIn BetweenAfter.. Chase, Dana, Logan, Rebekah, and Lisa.. Rebekah's won by a long shot

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Aunt Nancys Birthday

Sunday night we celebrated my Aunt Nancy's birthday. I always want to go up and visit so this was a perfect time to see them!My parents were in town for the BYU game (good win BYU) and so we went up there Sunday night to celebrate with their family. Chase was so amazing.. he drove home from New Mexico that day and he went straight to my Aunts from there.. thanks Chase :) it was a lot of fun to have my family there.. i miss them already!Dad, Chase, and me with Kristen's little girl SophieMe and Lori Lou sliding around on the ground doing the train

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Thanksgiving!

Five things I love about Thanksgiving

1. Being with family
2. Walks on the beach with my Dad and Sister ( we have done this every year on the day of Thanksgiving since i can remember)
3. My mom's homemade rolls with her homemade Strawberry Jam
4. Eating Left overs
5. and the best one is..You can eat all the food you want and not feel guilty because everyone is doing it!
I went home to California for Thanksgiving and had an amazing time while Chase went to New Mexico to visit his family for the Holidays. We both had a great time but since I am the only one who actually takes pictures I will be posting the ones from my trip home.



My little chunky monkey nephew LukeMe and the Pop's! My nephew Joshua giving my Dad "Loves"The girls ( mom, Brooke, Lori) working in the KitchenMe and my brother Brad waiting to eat the amazing food!My brother John doing the best carving job on the TurkeyJohn and his hot little wife BrookeBrad and his sexy little wife KoKo

Classic Haws Pose

Some of most giving people I know (my Grandma and my Dad)!John and Joshua after a long day of eating.. the turkey really made Joshua tired!

This was a great Thanksgiving and I hope everyone else has an amazing one as well! Happy Holidays!!!!!!!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Tag!

This is why i should not bring my computer to school.. I have nothing better to do than sit and look at everyones blogs.. either that or homework...which i think blogs sound more fun :) so my sister Lori tagged me to do a survey so here it goes!

Jobs I've had:File girl at age 14 at Glenn E Thomas Dodge (until my dad laid me off figuring i was too young to actually do a good job :) ), Hostess at BJ's, Hostess at Outback steakhouse, Jamba Juice girl ( one of my favorite jobs!), Deli Girl at Sundance Resort (yes, Robert Redford was my boss, he was a very nice man), Waitress at Carrabbas

I've lived: in Westminster, CA and Provo, UT

Favorite TV shows: The Office, Still Standing, Prison Break ( I just got Chase hooked and caught up on all three seasons!), Greys Anatomy, Food Network and Flip that house (Some nights Chase and I just sit and watch this and just laugh at how stupid some people can be! I love dating someone who is such a handy man, it really makes a big difference!)

Favorite food: Chips and Salsa, Salads, and Mash Potatoes and Gravy!

I'd rather be: done with school and drinking a lava flow

Places I'd like to visit: Europe, Peru, Australia, China

I tag:

Lindsay
Tori
Krystal
Meagan
Nicole
Nancy
Bre

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Weekend of Fun

This last weekend I went home to California for my friend Chelcie's bridal shower. It just so happened that when I went home my dad came to Utah for the BYU game. I was sad because i did not get to see him but Chase kept him company. My dad went to Chase's football game Friday night and said that Chase made the best catch he has ever seen a non pro football player make! It made me sad that I was not there to witness this amazing catch, but it did leave quite a mark on Chase's hip. The next day my dad took Chase and two of Chase's friends to the football game..nothing like male bonding :) While Chase was doing all his boy stuff I was busy in California decorating and cooking for the shower. The shower was beautiful! My Mom and I made chocolate dip strawberries and fruit sticks... they were yummy! Here is my sister Lori, Chelcie, and I at the shower... My favorite girls...Sunday night before I flew back to Utah we had all the family over for dinner. I love them so much! My little nephews are the cutest things ever! Luke is such a chunky monkey i love it! Here is a video of Joshua at the dinner table. He made everyone go around and make a witch laugh and if you did not do a good one he would say "your witch is not working!" it was so funny (Loris was by far the best witch laugh). He also has this new thing that when you ask him to do something he says " I cant I'm Busy" I wonder where he gets that from Brooke:) I just love family!
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Friday, October 26, 2007

*Witchy Women*

My Roommates and I decided that we should create a night for just us girls, so we created a witch night. We decorated our whole house, made soup and dessert, and even had a pot of magical potion! It was so much fun! Its always fun having a night of girls, games, and dressing up! My friend Rebekah had the cutest outfit of all! She is 4 months pregnant and over her belly she made a sign saying "Goblin on the Way"

Monday, October 22, 2007

Game Day and Pumpkin Carving

It was freezing at the BYU game on Saturday but Chase and I are real troopers! It was raining most of the game but then towards the end of the third quarter is started snowing! I now remember the one thing i do not like about the winter... the cold... but Chase let me wear one of his gloves and we brought ponchos so it kept us dry.. all i have to say is that we are true fans for sitting through that weather!After the game we got all warm again and had some friends over to carve pumpkins. We cooked all the seeds and ate them, they were amazing! i have to say Chase's and Perris' pumpkin's were pretty scary while me and Lisa went for the more "cute" look.

Before
After

Chase did E.T and I did the Ghost!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Our Celebrity look alikes!

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*Creppy Crawlers*

I love October because it gives me an excuse to get scared! If you know me i get scared pretty easily, so this time of month im always in the mood for scary movies, haunted houses, and scary stories. Chase and I went to a haunted house last week.. it was his fist time ever going in one.. but sad to say it was not that great of a haunted house so we are going to a different one next week so he can see how cool they really are! Another thing i love about October is that it gives me an excuse to watch the movie Hocus Pocus... haha i know its cheesy but i just love it!



So i have a story about something that happened in our house a couple weeks ago.. me and my roommate were in our garage and we saw this big black thing and then i realized it was a tarantula in our garage! it freaked us out! my roommate then got in her car and ran it over to kill it, it was kind of funny. So we got our house sprayed but just yesterday we found another one by our window! I love our house but its not fun being the closest house to the mountain because then all the bugs come to our house! Here is a picture i took with my phone... So now i always make chase look around to make sure there are no spiders before i go to bed!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

*Favorite Recipes to cook in the Fall*

Pumpkin Jelly Roll
3 eggs, 1 C. Sugar, 2/3 C. canned pumpkin, 1tsp. salt, 1 tsp. ginger, 1 tsp. baking soda, 1/2 tsp. cinnamon, 1/2 tsp. nutmeg, 3/4 C. flour
Beat eggs. add sugar and rest of ingredients. beat well. bake in a 10 x 15 cookie sheet lined with greased waxed paper. bake at 350 for 15 min. when done turn onto a a towel that is sprinkled with powered sugar. Remove wax paper. Roll up starting at long end and cool for 15 min. then unroll

Filling

1 (8 oz) cream cheese, 1 tsp. vanilla, 2 T. soft butter, 1 C. powdered sugar
Beat cream cheese, vanilla, butter and powdered sugar until smooth. Spread on unrolled cake and roll up again. refrigerate before serving.

Sugar Cookies
3/4 C. Shortening, 1 C. Sugar, 2 eggs, 1 tsp. vanilla, 2 1/2 C. flour, 1 tsp. baking powder, 1 tsp. salt.
mix and cover, chill for a hour. roll dough and cute. Put on ungreased cookie sheet bake for 6-8 min.

Decorate and frost how you like! I love decorating them into Halloween shapes!



Homemade Oreo Cookies

OUTSIDES
2 pkg. Devil’s food cake mix,4 eggs,¾ C. oil

MIDDLE
8 oz. cream cheese,2 ¾ c. powdered sugar
Mix outsides ingredients. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Make dough balls and slightly flatten and place on cookie sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes. When cool, spread middle between two cookies