Thursday, December 9, 2010

Here's some proof of what I do

This was by far the most challenging/ rewarding semester for me so far. I was a Wednesday reporter for BYU Eleven News which means I was responsible for coming up with my own stories, scheduling interviews, filming, writing my script, and editing everything together all within a day's time period.
Here is my resume reel- the first part is a montage of some of the stand ups that I did throughout the semester, and the last part are three of my better packages.

... and in other news I was picked to do an internship for CBS News this spring!

Which means I'll be spending 7 weeks in NYC at the end of April. And if I'm lucky I could be working for the Evening News with Katie Couric, 60 Minutes, or 48 hours! I grew up watching these shows with my parents, idolizing the cast, taking in their every word, and I never dreamed that one day I'd be working for them. Needless to say I am thrilled, and I feel extremely blessed!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Since we moved into our cozy one bedroom one bathroom house we have realized a few things... one, that houses built before the first world war are much colder than houses built after... and two that we are terrible interior decorators.

After two separate failed trips to Ikea we kind of gave up there for awhile, which is why it is nice to have family... because they give you stuff.

Last week we received a package from Jenne's mom in Pennsylvania and its contents were exactly what our drafty little house needed.

As you can see Jenne was ecstatic to have something decorating the house other than my softball trophy. I don't know if you can tell from the picture but the blanket is very festive... perfect for Halloween at the Anderson house.

Perhaps the only other thing we have up in our house is a picture that Jenne's sister Kendra made us. For those that saw our engagement picture this a perfect replica of that photo. I wish I knew more about art to tell you what the exact type of painting this is but for now you will just have to take my advice that it is an amazing picture. Hopefully next time we see Kendra she still has both of her ears...(Van Gogh reference... too soon?).

Anyway, thanks to the Gampe family for making our house look less barren!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

We don't take very many pictures...

Though our pictures might not prove it these past 3 1/2 months have been comfortable and wonderful. Marriage with Jace is fun and easy. This past year has honestly been the best year of my life and I can't wait to see what the future has in store.Oh and in case you're wondering what we've been up to Jace just got back from selling for a month in Louisiana. He was greatly missed by me while I was stuck in school back in Provo. We moved into another house close to campus and we're working on getting it furnished and "cute." I've started another semester at BYU and I'll be reporting for BYU 11 news this semester on Wed afternoons... so if you want to join the rest of our 70 years and older audience you can tune in and watch...

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Yeah but does your husband do water balloon dates?

After two months of marriage I've decided that life is, and never will be boring with this boy. With nothing to do on a Saturday night, Jace suggested we have our own water balloon fight. It was a perfectly random night filled with combat and water.

And in case you were wondering, Jace didn't hold back... it was a very wet ride home.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

...and that's why you always test a lawn mower

Usually, when prompted by boredom, I will peruse the local adds on I have at times been lucky and found great items for a great price... Our house, Jenne's scooter, and the occasional 25 cent candy machine.

So, with nothing to do last Saturday, Jenne and I took off to south Provo to look at a lawn mower which the buyer was asking $25 for. Did we need a lawn mower...? Not really, we don't even have a lawn, but for $25, we basically had to at least take a look.

The elderly seller greeted us at the door and ushered us through his gate and into his backyard where the mower was being stored. He then made his pitch, declaring that the mower had been good to him over the past 5-10 years (quite an ambiguous age I might add) but time had come to replace it with a riding lawn mower.

I looked over the 5 to 10 year old machine and while it wasn't anything special... for $25 I really didn't have a choice but to buy. Knowing that my Dad would be disappointed with me unless I found a flaw and saved some money on the mower, I asked the man if I could crank up the engine and give it a test run. He consented and I grabbed the chain and yanked with all my might. It turns out that I am either really strong, or the $25 asking price might have been a little too high because when I yanked... the cord flew completely out of the mower and hit Jenne in the stomach.

There I stood, sweating in the 100 degree July heat, with a wife that had just been slapped in the womb by two foot cord, and an old man about ready to strangle me with that very same cord that I had so violently ripped out of his prized 5 to 10 year old mower. What followed was one of the most awkward conversations of my life. The old man not wanting to lose a sale on a mower that no longer had a start-up cord, and me not wanting to pay $25 for a lawn mower that would no longer start. After what seemed like hours of blank stares and earnest apologies, Jenne and I slowly started to back away until we finally reached the safety of our car. After we turned on the air conditioning to the "max cold" level, we looked at each other with raised eyebrows and just started laughing.

And that's why, you always test a lawn mower.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Picture Perfect

Hayley Anderson you are a goddess! Jace and I got our wedding pictures back yesterday and I can't stop oogling over them! Here are some of my favorites...

...and how adorable is my husband!?

Wednesday, July 7, 2010


Say hello to the hound dog that howls upstairs every 5 min. Luckily her bite isn't as bad as her bark. The poor thing wouldn't come near us. But at least we can put a name to all the noise... apparently it's stargirl? Yeah, if I had that name I'd be screamin all the time too.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

no one does the 4th like provo

let's just say my first independence day in UT did not disappoint. Usually when holidays fall on Sundays they get shafted in the Mormon world but not in Provo... it just gives us three days to party instead of one... and we did. We kicked the weekend off with a trip up to Jace's uncle's cabin in Brighton. It was my first trip up to the cabin so I thought I'd earn my keep by making peanut butter melt aways and after the response that I got on them it looks like I'm invited back.Jace and I taking a stroll around the lake
Jace's Aunt Sue, Zane, Nicole, and Maddie
One of the main reasons why I married Jace ↑ Aren't they just the cutest couple?


After Brighton we scootered on over to the Stadium of Fire where we may or may not have snagged some back stage passes and got within touching distance of Carrie Underwood... I was star-struck and Jace didn't know who she was till we were almost past her but it was still pretty sweet. The concert was amazing and the fireworks were great (but not the ones that randomly shot into the crowd and singed a guy's hair off).Pre-concert excitement with Candace

Luckily I went through a Carrie phase a few summers ago... I fit right in.

Sunday was filled with churchy things, family dinner, the sandlot, and a party at Trent Tueller's. I wouldn't let Jace light off any fireworks because I was scared he would lose a hand... he lovingly obeyed. On Monday we wrapped things up with the annual Provo parade and breakfast at Guru's. All in all I've decided America is definitely more free in Provo.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

splish splash...

Today Jace walked into our garage and landed in ankle deep water. He asked me what I thought we should do and I obnoxiously replied, "swim in it!" instead we stood in it for over an hour and dumped buckets of water that were collected from our measly tupperware collection. While we were laboring we noticed that water continued to bubble out from the garage drain every time we heard our upstair neighbors use the water. When we realized that we were getting no where we stashed our containers, wiped our feet and made dinner (honey chicken stir fry... way good). When the tech guy came he told us that some pipe was broken which was causing all of our sewage water to overflow into the garage... yeah that's right sewage water... which we so happily pranced around in.This picture doesn't really do it justice. Jace was going to go back in it so I could get a good picture but we decided it wasn't worth it.
we'll let you know when the ecoli kicks in.

Thankfully the Roto Rooter guy came and was able to fix it. Jace kept trying to feed him like he was some stray dog... he eventually took a coke.
I just feel bad for the people who own the house... they keep all of their storage in the garage (including mattresses)

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Pit Stop

Jace and I were married at 2:00 in the Salt Lake Temple. We took tons of pictures afterward and then headed off to our reception at Jace's uncle's house in Provo. We knew we wouldn't get to eat at our reception because we'd be busy getting our bride and groom on so we decided to make a pit stop at wendys.
When we pulled up at the drive through the guy delivering our food looked pretty shocked. He asked us if we just got married and then he told Jace to pick a nicer place to take me on our anniversary. Noted.I made Jace unzip the top of my dress so I could breathe while I ate.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Anyone can cook

Turns out Chef Gusteau was right... I'm not totally worthless in the kitchen (Ratatouille reference wa wa). I made Penne Frittata with Basil and Ricotta for our first meal together (ya got nice stuff Emily) The meal turned out great and Jace liked it which made me one very happy wife.
Jace made the salad and we also munched on fresh tomatoes with mozzarella cheese, basil, and balsamic vinegar... it was delish.

Monday, June 14, 2010

looks like we'll be writing a lot of thank you's...

coming home from a honeymoon isn't all that bad when you have this waiting for you...

special thanks to Chelsey for her gift:
just when the old ones were starting to rot... looks like we'll be seeing the "baby blues" for another 2+ years

Saturday, June 12, 2010

"Say Video!"

One of Jace's favorite things to do is to take videos when people think he's just taking a picture. I got him first on our honeymoon but then he came back with a vengeance.

This video was taken in the airport in Mexico City on our way home. I was covered in Mosquito bites and couldn't stop scratching so Jace tied me up in his sweatshirt.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

"We actually have a lot of hats at home that we're trying to sell..."

On the last day of our honeymoon Jace and I traveled to see Chichen Itza. The ruins were awesome and since we came on a tour bus we had a lot of time to kill before the trip was over to take pictures.

One cool thing about Chitzen Itza were the huge iguanas that were everywhere. I tried to catch them several times but those suckers were fast.

We ate at a nearby restaurant that had the best homemade tacos that I've ever tasted. During our meal a bunch of dancers came out and performed. We felt so bad for them because they just looked overworked and miserable.

After visiting the ruins we went to an underground swimming hole. When we got off the bus we were swarmed by the cutest little girls who were trying to sell us handkerchiefs. They were such good saleswomen. I wanted to buy them out and take them home with us, but not the boy... he was mean.

Next we stopped in this adorable town where we got to see a church that was built in the 1600's. It was really cool and reminded me of the movie Cinema Paradiso. A mass was just about to start as we were leaving, and it was neat to see all of the little girls in their Sunday best.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Can Can.

After a great stay in Las Vegas, Jace and I boarded a plane to Cancun where we stayed in an all-inclusive resort called the Grand Sunset Princess (any place that needs an adjective and two nouns to describe it is sure to be amazing). We hit the beach almost everyday, and ate at super swanky restaurants.

Jace enjoying Emily's wedding present

Eating fondue

Jace and one of our many virgin strawberry daiquiris.

Unfortunately I got really sick during our first night in Cancun. I'm pretty sure it was from the ice that was served in my drink, or food poisoning from the food that we ate in the airport. Either way, I was really weak for three days and spent most of my time in the bathroom... (Jace wanted me to title this post "Can-poo")

just sick and beat.

I regained most of my strength by our last day which allowed us to travel to Chichen Itza which was by far the best part about Mexico (stay tuned for pictures from that). Traveling with Jace was so much fun. He made me feel so safe and beautiful despite how miserable my body was feeling, and I was loving every time that I got to refer to him as my husband!