Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas Eve!!:)

I can't believe that's it's Christmas Eve!:)
Where has December gone?!
This month is always so full of fun events,
and Christmas magic,
I never want it to end:)

When I get off work today,
Husband and I are headed North to spend
Christmas with my family:)
As I've gotten older,
The only thing I really want for Christmas,
Is just to be with family:)
It's so fun to spend the holidays with the family,
There is truly nothing better:)

Is anyone else excited about the 24-hour showing of
A Christmas Story tonight?!
I have not watched it the whole month so I can watch ten times tonight!!

Sam and I are celebrating our first Christmas together,
And I couldn't be more excited!:)
I have some great things in store for him,
And I've almost blown his surprises a million times!
Luckily it's only a day away!!:)
Keep it together Chelsie!!!

So Merry Christmas Eve Friends:)
I hope you have a wonderful Christmas Day with all
Of your loved ones:)
Oh, and you can track Santa here:)


"At this time of Christmas, this season when gifts are given, let us not forget that God gave His Son, and His Son gave His life, that each of us might have the gift of eternal life."
-Gordon B. Hinckley

- Chelsie C.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Moving Day

Today we officially moved out of our
Very first apartment!
It's been a bittersweet day I must say,
But Sam and I are excited to begin a new adventure
In a new town:)

I can't believe we have been there for almost a year!
I'm still trying to figure out how time goes by so quickly!

It feels weird that we are in a new apartment now.
Yesterday when we were unpacking some stuff,
I just kept telling Sam how crazy it was that
We live here now!
I must say though,
I am in serious love with our new apartment!
Our first apartment though will always be my favorite:)
We put a lot of love into our tiny hole in the wall,
And made it our own:)

I remember right before Sam and I got married,
We would stay up talking about how we were going to decorate OUR apartment:)
We did just that,
And made many memories along the way:)

Our parents always tell us about their very first place,
And I'm excited to tell our children someday about the tiny love shack we lived in!
It's been great:)

Thanks Apartment #312 for being great to us,
We really will miss you and your overheated self;)
Can you tell we have been cleaning all morning?!
Hello Beautiful!!
- Chelsie C.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Warm Feelings

A year ago today,
I entered the Idaho Falls Temple,
To receive my endowments:)
It was one of the greatest days of my life,
As I entered the Temple with my sweetheart, Sam:)
This was such a happy day:)
I felt like I had waited my whole life for this day,
And on December 21, 2013 I finally got to say,
"I love to see the Temple, I went inside TODAY!:)"
I think the best part was being completely surrounded
By those I love:)

This past year I have had the opportunity
To live two minutes from the Rexburg Temple,
And to go there often to feel love and peace,
And to also learn and grow within the walls of the Temple:)

I can't begin to explain how much I love the Temple:)
I am so grateful I can go there to feel close to my
Heavenly Father and Savior:)
I am also grateful I can go there with Sam and allow my love to grow for him even more!
What a blessing temples are:)
I will always cherish the Idaho Falls Temple,
Some of my warmest feelings I have ever felt,
Have been within those walls:)
- Chelsie C.

Friday, December 12, 2014

A Forever Obsession

Sam and I danced to this song at our reception,
It was our "first dance" song:)
I'm forever obsessed with this song,
And just wanted to share it all with you:)
Happy Friday Lovers:)
And I love the weekends a lot by the way!
- Chelsie C.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

In Case Your Having a Bad Day

Here are a couple of 5-7 second vine videos that made
my gut hurt from laughing!:)
Just keep hitting the replay button, haha:)
The real way to use a rocking horse...
When your best friend FaceTimes you...
Baby it's you...
When the teacher gives you a pop quiz...
When Mom isn't home...
When you have dance skills...
When your favorite song comes on...
When you ask your girlfriend if she is hungry...
Sometimes you just need something to get you
through the rest of the week:)
Happy Wednesday Lover:)
- Chelsie C.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Here's Another Post About How Much I'm Loving Christmas:)

Actually I just want to know what
Happened to all the snow?!
A few weeks ago there was lots of snow
Here in Sexy Rexy,
Now it's so warm all the snow has melted!
I have mixed feelings about it.
I don't like driving in snowy conditions,
But it's weird watching Christmas movies when it
Looks and feels like Spring outside!
While we are on the topic of Christmas movies,
Pretty sure husband and I have watched all the
ABC Family movies on Netflix!
They all have the same story line it seems like,
But there are some really good ones!:)
What's our favorite you ask?
The Christmas Kiss,
It was so cute:)
Also the Mistletones was really good:)
Because I'm missing the snow today,
I'm posting this picture:)
Haha, this picture makes me laugh!
We were trying to take a picture for our Christmas card,
But we pretty much ended up with freezing hands and Our guts hurting from laughing so hard!
Hopefully this white fluffy stuff gets here before Christmas!:)
I would also like to share this video with all of you:)
May we all remember the true meaning of Christmas,
He is the gift,
Our Savior, Jesus Christ:)
Merry Merry Christmas:)
Chelsie C.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Lover Of All Things Christmas

Today I am helping my Mom decorate for Christmas:)
I also made everyone listen to the
Cheetah Girls Christmas CD,
Because we all know that no one does it better,
Except maybe Michael Buble'... ;) 
It's good to be home for the holidays:)
No one does Christmas better than family:)
Also I really love this wreath above,
And Mom if you can't find it after this weekend,
I have no idea where it went;)

Chelsie C.

P.s if you haven't heard the Cheetah Girls Christmas CD,
You ain't livin' Lovers!

Friday, December 5, 2014

Happy December Weekend:)

I've tried creating lots of blog posts
Since my last blog post,
But I think I'm pretty much distracted by Christmas,
egg nog and more egg nog;)
I can't believe December is here,
I just love this time of the year,
And all the different flavors of egg nog
Walmart is providing:)
Sam and I celebrate our
one year anniversary this month:)
It's so crazy to think that this time last year
We were planning a wedding,
And this year we are spending the holidays
As husband and wife:)
The only thing I regret not doing at the wedding is serving egg nog at the reception!
Haha I'm totally kidding!
I really don't know why egg nog is such apart
Of this blog post,
But it is, haha!!:)
I'm really writing this blog post to say that Sam and I sent out our first Christmas cards:)
We used the photo above and my little sista Madie
Took it beside our apartment.
They turned out so cute and I can't wait for everyone
To get them in the mail:)
Thanksgiving was a blast!!:)
We spent it with the Cannons,
And honestly it was just great to have a couple days to lounge around with some family:)
We took family pictures while we were all together,
And they turned out so so great!:)
My sister-in-law Alice is so talented!
This was my favorite photo she took of Sam and I:)
You can check out the rest of the photos here
On her blog:)
Us Lovers are headed home to Blackfoot today,
To help my Mom decorate for Christmas,
We are so excited:)
My family has some really fun decorations
We put up every year,
And I can't wait to bust them out!:)
Also I would like to say that Main Street
In Rexburg is beautiful:)
Sam and I went and got hot cocoa the other
night at the Cocoa Lodge,
And I felt like we were in New York City
with all the lights:)
I think we all understand now how
much I am loving December:)
It's a special time of year,
That only comes around once a year!
And that goes for the egg nog too;)
Merry Christmas Lovers:)
Chelsie C.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Lucky to be in Love

I'm blogging about my husband today,
Are you surprised much???
Me either;)
Sam had to work last night,
And before he came home,
I wanted to make sure that I had our
Apartment all cleaned up,
Dinner on the table,
And a movie ready to go:)
Sam and I are kind of on complete opposite schedules,
So we live for the evenings and Netflix:)
Last night we ate little smokies and hot chocolate,
And watched a Christmas movie:)
It was a lot of fun,
And as we sat there watching the movie,
I thought about the picture below that I had
Seen a few days back!
I know the phrase usually goes,
"You are the apple of my eye."
But every couple is so different that they should
All be a different fruit:)
Us Cannons are going for the pineapple!!
Some days are just plain crazy,
Which makes me crazy most of those days haha!
But Sam ALWAYS knows exactly
What to say in each situation.
That's the reason he is the pineapple of my eye:)
I'm always told that the first year of
Marriage is the hardest,
It's a learning process you take day by day.
But the second year of marriage,
And third and fourth could be just as hard!
But you know what makes it easier?
Finding that person you can rely on and trust:)
Marriage hasn't been hard,
But it hasn't been easy.
It's a forever adventure that I chose the
Right person to explore it with:)
I have a good husband:)
A husband who allows me to be me.
To make mistakes and learn from them.
And triumphs with me when I succeed.
I love him for it:)
You are forever the pineapple of my eye:)
I cannot wait to watch another Christmas
Movie with you tonight:)
Happy Thursday Lovers:)
- Chelsie C.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014


I was being a good blogger for awhile,
But the weekend happened and stuff,
And then half of the week
So here is my life as of lately!
Enjoy my random thoughts from this Wednesday:)

It's been freezing here in Rexburg lately.
Like yesterday,
Let me tell you about yesterday.
After work I had to go and get a prescription,
So I got home from work,
Started the car,
And decided to let it warm it's buns up!
Then drove to the pharmacy shop.
I had given my car about 20 minutes to warm up,
{ driving included }
So I thought I was good to go.
I pulled up to the window,
And my window wouldn't roll down!!!
Lucky for me,
No one was at the window or saw me!
{ that could have been embarrassing }
So I proceeded to just drive through like I had
Taken care of my business and such!
I parked my car,
And then went inside.
Rexburg weather,
Don't do this to me!
I really was just avoiding going outside more than
I had to yesterday, ha!!
My birthday is on Monday,
And I'm really excited for some reason:)
Husband has some surprises up his sleeves,
Or so he says!!
I'm doing all I can to find out what is happening!:)
I got engaged last year on my birthday:)
I can't believe it's almost been a year since Sam
Popped the question!
This cold weather is familiar,
And I'm so excited to celebrate our 1 year anniversary:)
Time flies when you are with your best friend,
So marry your best friend ladies and gents!!

And as far as Hypo Fitness week goes,
I found a really good hot chocolate recipe,
And that's all I'm going to say about that;)
Hypo Fitness week will carry on sometime in the future;)
And yes I'll share the recipe with you;)
I can't wait until Christmas!
People who are decorating right now and playing Christmas music are my favorite!:)
I also love Thanksgiving,
But the Christmas cheer is something to have
All year long for me:)
Husband and I bought a rug for our new apartment,
We are really excited,
And we know it's just a rug,
But things like this excite us!:)
We are interesting people can you tell?
I have been burning cinnamon sticks in my burner,
Our apartment smells lovely:)
Invest people!!
But I must warn you,
If you live in a tiny apartment like Sam and I,
The overly powerful smell will burn the nose!
It's worth it though:)
I'm addicted to,
America's Next Top Model.
My sister and I finished a season last night,
And I'm starting a new season tonight.
This is actually the reason I haven't been blogging...
And just so we are all on the same page,
Bright red nail polish is always in!!
The color red just makes a girl feel classy!
With my red nail polish and red shoes,
I feel unstoppable!:)
Is it 5 yet?!
Because now all I can really think about is watching that new season of,
Americas Next Top Model!!
- Chelsie C.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Hypo Fitness Week : Day 2

Today I would like to talk about,
One of my most favorite things ever!!:)

I have been lacking on my exercise,
Mostly because I haven't been feeling well.
But even when I just take a break from exercising,
I can feel the difference within my body!

The thing I LOVE about exercising,
Is there is a variety of things you can do to stay fit!:)
We have cycling, yoga, running, elliptical, kick boxing,
Circuits, Body Pump, I mean you name it!
There are so many different ways for you to feel great!:)
Find what you love to do,
And stick with it!!

I would like to issue a challenge to all of you:)
This month I am participating in a,
Lazy Man Iron Man here at BYU-Idaho,
I'm way excited:)
If you all you lovers want to,
I would love to have you join me!!
Here's how it goes:)

You have the month of November to complete this challenge!:)
{ today is the 5th so you better get to it! }
You will run 26 miles,
Bike 112 miles,
And swim 2.4 miles!
{ 84 laps is what that comes out to be i believe }
People usually do this all in a day,
But that's why it's called the,
Lazy Man Iron Man!
Because we are going to do it all in a month!:)

It's steps like this we take,
That will one day allow us to participate in an iron man,
And we will be able to complete it in one whole day:)

I would just like to leave you with some good exercising tips,
They have helped me enjoy working out,
And getting my butt off the couch to work out!
1. Pick a Time to Workout
If you set aside a certain time of the day that you can exercise, stick to it, get into the habit of it, then you will always find yourself at the gym or out running! I have a time set aside in the evenings and now that I have stuck to it, I look forward to my evening workouts!!

2. Find a Workout Buddy
Find a friend that you can workout with, it is so much more fun!:) It really motivates you to get out and do your class or your run if you know that someone else is depending on you being there!!

3. Find a Good Shoe
Honestly, 99% of exercising is making sure that you have the right shoe to do it in! Go to a store, sit down, and try on a bunch of different brands! My favorite stores are those where you actually get to run on a treadmill for a minute, they record your feet, and hand pick some shoes that are going to be the best for you! It's awesome, find one of those places!!

4. Hydrate
Drink lots of water throughout the day before you exercise. Also during and after, stay hydrated, you will be surprised what this does for your energy level!!

5. Get a Good Playlist
I think people can tell when I'm working out to a good song at the gym because I'm usually pounding pavement! I can't tell you the difference working out will be when you have a fabulous playlist pumping you up!!

6. Try New Things
Don't just stick to running or kickboxing, get out of your comfort zone and do something new!:) It's a great thing for your body when every other day you target a different part of your body! Running one day and hitting the weights the next day is a great way to get that variety in!

7. Manage your Eating Schedule
Make sure you haven't just eaten before working out and have eaten so you have enough energy. There is nothing worse than side aches when you are trying to do your thing, or not even having enough energy to finish your workout! Manage your eating schedule with your workout schedule!!

8. Warm Up and Stretch
The best thing you can do for yourself is take some time to warm up before you workout and then take some time to stretch afterwards. Your body will love you for this and you won't wake up feeling so sore the next day!

9. Set Goals
Whether it's being able to run 3 miles without stopping or lifting heavier weights, set weekly and monthly goals for yourself! There should be a purpose behind all things you do, especially exercising!!

Like I said,
I love exercising,
Trying new things,
And feeling good after a hard core workout!:)
Exercising is also great for your metabolism,
In reference to yesterday!

Happy Exercising Lovers:)

- Chelsie C.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Hypo Fitness Week : Day 1

I can't lie,
I'm really excited about this
Hypo Fitness thing this week!:)
And I'm really really excited about what I'll be sharing with you over the next couple of days!!
They are simple life style changes,
That I promise will leave you feeling much
Better and healthier:)
These are life style changes you can make even
If you don't hypothyroidism,
They are just good for the bod,
Your bod;)
I would like to share,
Who doesn't want the in on this information?!
Through what I have learned,
There are so many hidden foods that you don't know about that can be used in this area,
I love it!:)
First off,
Every person pretty much eats three meals everyday,
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Did you know that small snacks throughout the day
Can be more beneficial,
Than not eating anything at all or just sticking
To these three meals???
Below are some great snacks that I try to incorporate throughout my day:)
My favorite,
Apples/Celery with peanut butter:)
Let me tell you,
I love the peanut butter,
But go easy.
The nutrition comes from the apple and celery itself,
Especially the skin of the apple!
Peanut butter is a good source of protein and fiber,
And is one of those foods that makes you feel fuller!
Hence being a great snack time food,
So you aren't starving my lunch time,
And overeat your calories!
Can I just mention how easy this snack is to
Bring with you?!
You got some tuber ware???
Just slip it in that purse of yours:)
Let me mention a few foods that we should
Already have in our homes,
That are great metabolism boosters!:)
1. Avocados
Avocados are great on just about everything! Sandwiches, salads, pastas, avocados are good and good for you!!
2. Cheese and Milk
As well as being metabolism boosters, these are a great source of calcium! The best advice I can give is try not to get your source of nutrition from supplements, get it from the real stuff. In this case for calcium, from cheese and milk!!
3. Asparagus
This stuff is DELICIOUS if steamed!! Asparagus is also a great side for dinners, yummy!!
4. Legumes
Good source of protein here people, get it while you can!!
5. Greek-Style Yogurt
All yogurts are pretty much great for you and your body, but there is a reason people are ranting and raving over greek yogurt! I also love that you can add granola to your yogurts like this and enjoy it even more:) If you aren't buying greek-style yogurt now, you should be;)
6. Tree Nuts
Another great snack for you to take with you! A bag of almonds or walnuts that you can snack at your desk or on the go, sign me up!!
7. Spinach
Switch up your salads, instead of romaine lettuce switch it for some spinach! You will be surprised what this does for your taste buds and your metabolism!!
8. Fish and Shellfish
Fish is fabulous for you!! I wish I enjoyed it because I know how great it is for you...
Eat it if you can, it's awesome for the bod;)
9. Eggs
I pretty much eat eggs for breakfast everyday, they are easy, quick, delicious, and good for you:)
10. Poultry/Pork
I eat a lot of chicken, mostly because I don't like fish, ha! You can get chicken wherever you go, pretty much! And I know you are going to be tempted to get the chicken fried, but when you get it grilled, your body will love you!!
11. Cottage Cheese
If you are like me, I am ALWAYS looking for a midnight snack!! Cottage cheese is one of the best foods that you can eat right before bed. It boosts your metabolism and works it, even when you are sleeping! Get a box of Triscuits and enjoy!!
With these 11 foods,
I can almost make up a full week of meals for myself!
These foods not only help your body,
But they help you feel your best:)
Go easy on the fried stuff,
And go more for the fresh grilled stuff!
Eat the skin on foods when you can,
And buy more frozen foods than canned foods!!
Less artificial sugars,
And more natural sugars from our fruits!
At first I felt like it was more convenient
Buying the canned stuff,
Or heading through the drive through for
Some chicken nuggets,
But once I made that life style change,
It's been hard for me to go back.
Mostly because I know how much better I feel eating the items above,
Then some chicken nuggets that seem to
Just sit in my gut.
You also don't need to only eat these foods,
But it would probably be a great idea to incorporate at least three of the items above throughout your day!
Give yourself a cheat day during the week!!
Some days you just need a bowl of
Peanut butter m&m's or café rio,
I know I do!!:)
Like I said,
We can probably find all these items in our home,
So we might as well incorporate them into our diets!:)
Happy Eating Lovers:)
- Chelsie C. 

Monday, November 3, 2014


For the last little while,
I have not been feeling like myself,
Or really looking like myself for that matter!
This might be TMI,
But here are some of the
Symptoms I had been experiencing.
. extreme hunger
{ i seriously could out eat sam by a long ways }
. no weight gain with this extreme hunger
{ people, i was going back for thirds and fourths! }
. urinating ALL the time
{ every 30 mins like i haven't gone for 8 hours}
. hair loss
{ our bathroom floor, yeah, bad. }
. tired ALL the time
{ if i could, i would have slept 24/7, it was crazy! }
. hands and feet were going numb
{ weird }
At this point Sam and I were thinking,
It's time to go to the doctor!!
{ i think sam was just sick of all the hair on the floor, haha }
My first concern was diabetes!
With everything I had read online,
I was a perfect match!
{ i blame the candy bowl in our apartment! }
So I went into the doctor and spilled my guts,
Told her I was a lover of fruit snacks and skittles,
And that I was slightly worried I had diabetes.
She ordered a couple of blood tests.
They included a 2-hour insulin resistant test
{ which really takes 3-hours, don't be fooled }
And then a bunch of other common blood tests.
Your CBC,
Thyroid Panel,
You all know the drill!
So a couple of days later I went in for all these crazy blood tests!
The best part was that I got to drink a overly sugared fruit punch for my insulin resistant test,
It was DIVINE!!!
They gave me five minutes to drink it,
I had that baby down in a minute!!!
So if any of you have to have this test,
Go for the fruit punch,
It will change your life,
And make that horribly long test worth it!:)
Sam was so awesome to come and sit with me for the whole three hours:)
It was actually a lot of fun I'm not going to lie:)
We were in a room with other people having the same long insulin test,
{ p.s we all had the fruit punch drink and were all instantly friends }
And we watched the Walking Dead,
Laughed a lot,
I mean who knew you could have so much fun at a doctors office?!
I had this test done on a Friday,
And my results came back Monday!
I was really worried what the results were going to come back as.
My doctor had mentioned that it could be my thyroid,
But I was really just worried that everything would be normal,
And my hair loss and hunger swings would remain with me forever!
In other words,
I was just making up all these symptoms.
Good news!
I didn't have diabetes,
But it was my thyroid!
They nurse told me that I had Hypothyroidism!
A wave of relief came over me,
Because I realized this was a much easier fix than having diabetes.
{ hooray! }
The nurse told me a bunch of stuff over the phone that totally overwhelmed me,
In other words,
That wave of relief quickly left, haha!
She said that my thyroid had been working in overdrive for awhile,
This explains the hair loss,
My metabolism has slowed down quite a bit,
And with the new medication I should start feeling a lot better within a couple of days!
So I quickly started researching all I could about Hypothyroidism,
Looking for apps that I could download that would be helpful,
And to be honest,
There is not a whole lot out there concerning hypothyroidism.
I found one app that was actually just a multiple choice test that would let you know if you might have hypothyroidism.
Too bad I already knew!
{ spoiler alert! }
But I actually found some bloggers that had this same thought process about there not being any information on Hypothyroidism,
And decided to shed some light on those { me } that were confused about what they had just been diagnosed with.
Through all the various posts I have read,
Research I have done,
Talking with the nurse,
I finally can breath knowing I have hypothyroidism:)
After I found out that I had hypothyroidism,
I started telling a few people,
And they all said the same thing back to me.
"That makes you fat."
"You totally gain weight if you have hypothyroidism"
"Too bad you don't have Hyperthyroidism!"
No encouragement,
Or an I know someone that has that and they are totally fine,
Just negative comments that I didn't really want to hear.
I was totally self conscious at this point,
Gaining weight is nothing anyone wants to hear,
Especially a newly married woman who is still trying to look somewhat decent for her husband.
{ my personal thought process }
But these blogs I found totally turned my whole perspective,
They were the encouragement I had been looking for:)
{ this is why blogging is awesome }
I don't know if anyone reads my blog that has Hypothyroidism,
But if they do they can probably testify that it's not a scary thing,
It's actually a "disease" that can easily be fixed through medication!:)
{ thank you modern medicine }
Sure it requires a little life style change,
But there are worst things you can be diagnosed with for sure!!
I'm grateful it's just my thyroid and that I can still eat fruit snacks and skittles without going into sugar overdrive:)
Over the next couple of days,
I would like to share a few life style changes I have been incorporating to help me feel better:)
I know I'm doing it because I have Hypothyroidism,
But really,
These are just things that will make everyone feel better:)
We will call it Hypo Fitness Week,
I am also an Exercise Physiology Major,
So this is really just an excuse to share some awesome tips with all of you:)
But I'm alive,
Today is a wonderful day,
I'm feeling so much better,
I have Hypothyroidism,
I am Chelsie,
If I gain a few pounds I'll blame it on Thanksgiving,
I'm grateful for the blogging world,
Modern medicine,
And help from my Sam, he is so awesome:)
{ look at all the blood tests i survived, haha!! }
Happy Monday Lovers:)
Chelsie C.

Thanks For Stopping By:)