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happy anniversary

It's been a whole year since Chris and I said I do.. Okay we said yes.
Let me just tell ya, they weren't kidding when they say the first year is the hardest. Especailly when you don't exactly know the guy you're going to marry.
Chris and I met through our wonderful brother and sister in law, Kai and Amy.
Kai brought Chris' younger brother Ryan to a Stake Dance and that was when I had first heard of Chris.
He told me his cool older brother was serving a mission and that's when it all started.. 
Later that week Amy and I had joked about getting his mission address so I could write him.
Then she gave it to me and I just couldn't resist.  Our first letter went a little like this..

 February 16, 2010

Hello Elder Hendrickson,
 Amy sent me part of your e-mail about you hoping it wont be weird for me to write to some complete stranger, and it's totally not. I'm just writing to a missionary.. that I've never met before. haha so..
How are you? How is the mission …

its decided

I have really learned to love Hawaii. Truly. It grows on you. Yes I know, I swore to myself and everyone else that it wouldn't, but it did. It isn't hard to let the good people get to you. It isn't hard to let the "Hawaii" laid back time get to you. (It's worse that "mormon standard" by the way).
We love the sun, the sand and everything else that comes with living here. But...
If we stayed here to finish school, Chris wouldnt be able to graduate for another year and a half to two years.
So we have prayed and pondered and prayed some more. We've looked into other schools and we keep coming up with Provo.
So when it comes to paying a third of the rent and also being able to afford tasty food.. I think we can handle that. :) Being in the cold weather will take some getting use to. 
 Chris will be able to finish within a year and then start applying for med school.
We just thought, why not get school done faster and cheaper and closer to family while we&#…

the 2nd best chocolate chip cookies in the world!!

My friend Ashley found an amazingly yummy chocolate chip cookie recipe. I know there are billions out there but I swear to you, these are the worlds second best. Mom's come first. Sorry. Nothing can beat those. But these come close. Try it out. You'll see.  

So here's the recipe
2 sticks of butter (cut into cubes) 1/2 cup granulated sugar 3/4 cup light brown sugar 3/4 cup dark brown sugar  (I did 1 1/2 cup light brown sugar and 1 tbsp molasses) 2 eggs 1 1/2 tsp salt 2 tsp corn starch 1 1/4 tsp baking powder 2 cups chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven to 375 2. In bowl mix butter, sugars and molasses 3. Add eggs, one at a time 4. Add dry ingredients Should not be sticky, if it is then add flour 5. Add chocolate chips 6. Let them cook for 11 or 12 minutes 7. Take out and let them dry on cookie sheet, then remove. 
and eat! They are so yummy! And easy!


My cake did not turn out. Like, at all. It was a horrible, huge mess. Thank you humidity. (Without AC)
I will try something new suppose. 
I couldn't even take a picture because it wouldn't stand up long enough for one. 

Ruffle Tower Cake

Here is the cake I am aiming for. I can do it.


an epiphany

I know I have done a lot of complaining since I've been here.  (This is not another post of that). 
I think I have finally realized what's going on. 
The problem is not Hawaii. It's me. 

I went to see my awesome bishop and after our two hour session we came to the agreement that I have a problem. A big problem. 
He asked me lots of questions. He asked me what I see when I look in the mirror.. I told him acne.  He asked again. I said love-handles. Although he laughed. He didn't like my answers. I didn't like my answers. 
We decided that I need to do better things to make me feel good about myself. I think everyone have this problem. Especially women. We see the size two girl and think "Wow, I'm so much bigger than her" or "Dang I need to loose weight". And thanks to the world, a size 10 is now considered "plus size". 
Satan has been a lot harder on me this year. Normally he woks pretty hard to make me feel like crap but this year he is on a…

caribbean sea

Yesterday my sister in law Amy called and asked if I would be her partner in a new craft blog. I love doing crafts so of course I said yes! The blog is called the The Craft Bucket. Check it out! All the crafts are so easy and cheap. You don't have to have a degree in decor to be able to do this. My favorite kind of crafts!
I soon started a new craft. Since I can't paint my walls here, I decided I would paint my furniture. My coffee table to be exact. 
I have a black dresser, two black bookshelves, a black tv stand, and more black shelves. I'm sick of black. 
So I picked the coolest pattern and the cutest color and went at it. 

I used a lot of tape and only a little paint. If you want the tutorial check it out here: tutorial.
It look so awesome. I love it!! Reached my goal: Added some color!


I have put up a few posts lately and I can't keep track of which pictures I posted and which ones I haven't. So.. if there is a copy. Sorry. 
Thursday was a sad day. That was the day we dropped Ryan off at the airport. We were all dreading it. Ryan most of all. He did everything as slow as possible as if to postpone what was going to happen. We stopped by Jack before we took him in. I couldn't resist getting some last pictures. 

On the way to the airport. 

I said these were random.. This was the day before Ryan left. We went to the East side. The view was amazing. 

Then there was another hike. We had told Ryan about this cool hike and at the end there is a rope swing into a river. So one day we went. Well, the boys went. We got there, parked, I got out of the car and within five minutes I had three bites. So I stayed in the car. We would meet up in a half an hour. I met up with them a half hour later. They both got in the car and we started driving away. I asked how it went an…


Our family (all Hendricksons and Petersens) know that when Chris and Ryan get together.. there is trouble.  LIke I said before, we went on a few hikes while Ryan was here. Of course there are places not allowed to hikers. I'm pretty sure Ryan found all of them. 

It was a fun trip.