Tuesday, December 1, 2015


I love the month of December,
Although it's very chilly here in Idaho,
I can't help but feel warm the entire season within my heart!:)
The month of November was a tough one,
Sam and I had some hard days,
But within those hard days we found so much happiness and gratitude!
I know the Lord is mindful of each of us, And I am so grateful that the Christmas season is centered around our Savior and His birth:)
Sam and I pulled out a calendar and realized we have something going on everyday,
Why are Decembers so busy?!
I hope this holiday season doesn't pass too quickly though,
Because us Cannons have a fireplace and I have plans to sit next to it with my lover and drink hot chocolate:)
Oh, and egg nog!!
This month us Cannons get to celebrate our TWO year anniversary!:)
I love that I get to share this life with Sam, He works so hard, Makes life an adventure, And makes me feel like the luckiest girl in the world:)
He bought our anniversary trip And gave it to me for my birthday, I can't wait to go and celebrate!! We bought our first christmas tree, And I'm in love with it, Especially when it's plugged in And I have a good book to read:)
This post had some intention behind it, I think it was mostly to get me out of doing the dirty dishes in my sink!;)
I hope you have a wonderful December!
- Chelsie C.

Sunday, October 25, 2015


Sam loves being outside and taking pictures:)
He has been wanting to find a spot to take pictures for weeks,
So we decided after church we would just drive
Until we found the perfect place!
We hit the jackpot and found the best place for pictures:)
We are no professionals,
But we sure had fun:)
 Setting up shop!:)
We have made plans to come back Saturday!
There was a small hiking trail and a little stream that went on for a bit,
If I wasn't in heels we may have explored some more, ha!
 This pose was kind of a fail, haha!
Sam had to jump over the small stream
And my heels were sinking into the ground,
We were laughing pretty hard!
I love October,
I loved our adventure today,
And I love my sweet Sam:)

- Chelsie C.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015


Today is my most favorite day of the year:)
Today is my sweet husband, Sam's birthday!!!
 We started the festivities yesterday and had some homemade Cafe Rio to kick off the birthday celebration:)
I got everything all set up the night before so Sam could wake up to his birthday surprises!!
 I'm sure you can see the pink cake by now...
Sam wanted strawberry flavored frosting for his birthday,
And being the awesome wife that I am;)
I didn't really think through the color until I was half-way done frosting, Haha!!
So a pink cake it was:)
 There's my handsome 23 year-old husband:)
 We started off his birthday morning off with some doughnuts, eggs, bacon, and his all time favorite...
Sam had to work all day on his birthday,
So I made sure to surprise him with balloons and a yummy lunch:)
 We ended his birthday in Idaho Falls with some Texas Roadhouse!:)
All Sam really wanted on his birthday was a steak;)
We drove around Idaho Falls for a bit and headed back to our apartment for some cake and ice cream!
We FaceTimed some family and sang to Sam multiple times:)
When we were in Disneyland,
Sam mentioned that one of his favorite rides was
Tower of Terror!
I found the old Disney, Tower of Terror movie
And gave it to him for his birthday,
So we ended the night with that:)
Our brother-in-law Joe made this awesome picture
With some of the Cannon family!
This is from the movie,
If you haven't seen this Disney classic,
You are missing out!!!
I seriously want this framed,
It is too funny and classic!:)
Momma Cannon sent me this sweet picture of Sam:)
This was taken when he turned one,
He was just the cutest little babe:)

I love you so much Sam:)
Here is to another wonderful year!!!

- Chelsie C.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Good News Friday

About a year ago I found out about health problems I was having.
I was discouraged at first thinking,
"How could I have Hypothyroidism and Insulin Resistance?!"
"How did this happen?!"
"How can I fix this?"
I set some goals for myself,
Because I was tired of all the bad news I was receiving,
And was ready for some good news!
I am so grateful for my sweet Sam,
He has pushed me to work so hard this year to get me on track and improve my health!
I had some tests ordered at the beginning of this week and heard back on the results today!:)
The nurse had such great news to tell me on the phone,
I was so excited that my hard work had paid off and my health was on the up and up!
I still have a long ways to go,
But I'm feeling so much better than I did a year ago!:)
Our bodies are amazing and such a gift,
And I am so grateful for mine:)

- Chelsie C.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Renner Lane Hawker

My little nephew Renner made his grand entrance into the world today,
And we are all sure smitten by him:)
Blake and Alex sure have a good recipe for some pretty cute kids!
Here are some pictures from the hospital,
It was so fun to be there with my family:)
Blake and Alex got Renner's name from the pro motorcyclist Ronnie Renner!
Blake is a huge motorcycle enthusiast,
And I just love the unique name they picked for their baby boy:)
 Renner just slept the entire time we were there,
Hardly ever cried and was just the cutest bundle of joy:)
 Sam hasn't held a new born baby for quite some time,
He was so excited to meet Renner:)
 One proud Aunt and Uncle:)
We sure love our little Renner buddy!:)

- Chelsie C.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015


That's right ladies and gents,
I started my senior year of college yesterday!:)
I am so excited for these next two semesters,
I'm diving into some fun core classes of my major!
It feels weird that my college experience is almost over,
But there are so many exciting times ahead!
So mark your calendars,
This girl graduates,
April 8, 2016:)
Sam said I need a "Senior Year" photo,
So here it is in all it's glory;)

- Chelsie C.

Monday, September 14, 2015


Sam and I just returned from one of the greatest adventures:)
{and happiest places on earth }

I have been wanting to go to Disneyland ever since Sam and I got married!
I really wanted to go for our honeymoon,
Because lets face it,
I really wanted to wear the bride and groom Mickey ears!!:)
But we got married right after Christmas,
And we knew it would be really bad timing on our part if we
Went during the Christmas rush.
So we finally decided to make plans for this summer and take a trip to California!:)

Our trip only got better when we found out
Joe and Emily would be able to come with us!:)
Through many google hangout sessions we finally got the plans worked out, hotel booked, tickets bought, and we were ready to set out on our adventure!:)
 We took this photo as we were leaving my parents house Sunday morning,
Officially on our way to California!:)
My parents left a scavenger hunt for us in our car,
We had to finally pull our car over and finish the scavenger hunt because they had us going back and forth from the front of the car to the back, haha!
It was so fun and it truly got us in the spirit of channeling our inner 10 year-old self for Disney:)
 We picked up Joe and Em in Provo and continued our journey to
St. George for the night!
We stayed with our Grandma Joy and Caren
And it was honestly the best part of the whole vacation!
We had the best dinner with them, laughed until our sides hurt, and they got us even more excited for California:)
The weather was so perfect when we got to St. George I had to take a picture!
 The next morning { monday } we officially were California bound!:)
The traffic was NUTS but we stayed entertained with multiple episodes of Full House!
When we finally passed the "Welcome to California" sign
We had finally made it!!
I'm going to be honest here,
I was expecting palm trees and the ocean
As soon as we crossed the border,
So I was surprised to see nothing but desert for awhile, haha!
But eventually we entered some civilization;)
 This was my favorite sign along the way,
Zzyzx Rd...the exit that lead you to more desert...
I would just like to add that I bought a delicious bag of peaches for the trip.
And before we got to the border I threw them away because I figured we would get stopped and border patrol would make me toss them anyways.
We just drove on through and I just left my peaches behind...
 We finally made it to our hotel and it was a sigh of relief that I hadn't directed Sam in any wrong direction along the way, haha!
 This was my first sight of Disney, you could say I was freaking out and trying to keep cool in the hotel lobby!
 Sam told me he would only come to California if he could go to an
Angel's game;)
They are his favorite and the game was awesome!:)
 It was perfect weather for a baseball game!
The Angel's were playing the Dodger's,
So it was a great game to go to!:)
 Sam and I always go for opposite teams,
So there is always someone who has to do the dishes;)
Luckily the Dodgers won,
So the game was in my favor, haha:)
 As the sun went down,
It honestly got warmer so we decided to buy some ice cream!
It was some of the best I've ever had and we got a cute little souvenir hat:)
 We had a great time at the game,
It was a perfect way to kick off our vacation!:)
After the game we walked to a Denny's for some late night dinner,
And quickly got back to our hotel.
Because the next day was...
 Tuesday morning we woke up bright and early,
Ate breakfast, and got to the park!
Luckily we booked a hotel that was located right by the
Toy Story parking lot,
So we just walked a few blocks and got on a tram,
It was so nice that we didn't have to pay for parking or any type of transportation!
Our first ride was PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN!
One of my all time favorites!
I really felt my inner 10 year-old self coming out at this point,
It was so magical being at Disney:)
 Tuesday was a beautiful day!:)
We were able to hit every ride we wanted to,
But we mostly hit Splash Mountain because it was so hot I really thought we were going to die!
Apparently it was an all time high for California...we were feeling it!
 It's a Small World,
The air conditioning was amazing on this ride, haha;)
 Em, Joe, and Sam rocked this ride!!
Me on the other hand,
Not so good, haha!!
After the 5th time going on it I finally figured out
Where they took our picture,
So I stopped shooting my gun and decided to just do a
Great pose for the camera, ha!
 We would always forget to coordinate our picture
Until right before going over the fall,
So they always turned out something like this;)
We had so much fun and stayed in the park from when it
Opened until basically close!
I had never tried a Dole Whip before
And it seriously was a highlight of the day!
We headed back to the hotel and got ready for round two,
We were headed to California Adventures the next day!:)
 Wednesday {day two} was SO HOT!!!
We were there right when the park opened
And they dropped the rope to let everyone enter the park:)
We immediately ran over to Radiator Springs to get our fast passes
And see what Cars Land had to offer!
These apple freezes from the Cozy Cone were AMAZING
And helped us make it through a hot hot day!
 Midway Mania was my favorite ride of the day,
It was a stinking blast!:)
The weather finally got overcast and we were all able to cool off a bit!
Highlights of the day were:
Soarin over California, Aladdin, a speared pineapple, a free drink, and California Screamin!
We ended our day back at Radiator Springs,
We were standing in the street when all the lights turned on,
It was so magical:)
 I'm serious when I say that I lived at the cozy cone, this was my place!
When the trip was all said and done,
Sam and I agreed that California Adventures
 Was our favorite part of the trip!:)
It was a blast and the atmosphere was so fun!!
 Our last day {thursday} we decided to spend it back at Disneyland:)
We rode all the rides again and got on the few we had missed the first day!
We even rode all the rides we could in Fantasyland,
It was such a blast!:)
We took some time this day to walk through the castle
And do some shopping!
 Of course we had to ride,
It's a Small World again because the air condition was just that good!;)
We decided to use our Magic Morning the last day since the park
Was closing a little earlier.
For some reason we had all over looked the time it started,
So when we got to the park we had about a 10 minute magic morning,
Haha but we got some pictures by the castle and had a good laugh:)
It was such a fun trip and we were so glad Joe and Em were able to come with us!
It's so good to know that we have family that will come on our crazy adventures with us:)
 Friday morning we packed our bags and said goodbye to California!
It was so hard to leave but we were taking such wonderful memories back with us!:)
We drove all the way back to Provo and it was a lonnnngggggg drive!
But there wasn't any traffic and we continued our Full House marathon!
Eventually we made it to Provo and met up with the rest of the Cannons:)
We were headed to a BYU football game the next day!
It was so fun to see everyone!
At the mall on Saturday I came across the Disney store and just went inside to feel some of the magic again:)
Clearly I didn't know where the camera was...
I had never been to a BYU football game before,
So I was feeling the excitement!!
My sister-in-law Alice scored us some sweet tickets,
She works in the sports area at BYU!
BYU came back strong at the end and won,
It was an awesome game!:)
Sunday morning we packed our car back up again and traveled home.
It was a much needed vacation and we made so many fun memories:)
We have been planning our next vacation ever since we got home,
Can't wait to see where our next adventure takes us!:)

If you haven't ever seen Jim Gaffigan's video on Disney,
You should watch it here:)

- Chelsie C.

Thanks For Stopping By:)