Saturday, July 25, 2015

Spotlight: Marissa Nimmer

1.Where did you grow up and what do you like about it?

I grew up in Orem, UT. I like that it’s close and I can go home and see my family a lot.

2.How did you meet your husband?

We met at my soccer practices. He had rugby practice right after. I was hurt and sitting out, and he would come up and just talk to me.

3.What are you doing now (work/school)?

I’m studying Exercise and Wellness at BYU and graduate in December. I’m also on the soccer team. I played in high school too.

4.What’s your favorite treat?

Frozen yogurt from Yogurtland. My favorite flavor is Vanilla Wafer…they only had it once though!

5.What do you like to do in your spare time?

Spend time with family, play other sports, watch Netflix, catching up on The Bachelorette.

6. What’s your favorite…

Movie: Remember the Titans
Book: The Hunger Games series or Unbroken
TV Show: The Bachelor/Bachelorette
Band/Singer: Andy Grammar and Colbie Callait

7.Who is your husband’s celebrity man-crush?

Taysom Hill or Steph Curry. His celebrity girl crush is Riley Curry (Steph’s daughter).

8.What’s your favorite scripture and why?

Helaman 5:12 or Phillipians 4:13 because you can apply them to anything. I use them for sports…they motivate me. They’re my pre-game scriptures. 

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Spotlight: Jessica Pemberton

Did you serve a mission?  If so, where?
Yes, I served in St. George.

When is your birthday?
My birthday is Sept 26.

Did you have any pets growing up?  Did you have a favorite?
My mom is an animal person: cats, dogs, birds, fish, rabbits (lots of pets).  I didn’t have a favorite.  I like other people’s pets, but I don’t really want any in my own house.

When were you married?  Where?
I was married 3 months ago in March at the Mt. Timpanogos Temple. 

How did you meet your husband?
We met in our YSA ward in out FHE group.  I was FHE mom.

Where are you from?  What is your favorite thing about home?
I am from Indiana.  I lived there my whole life.  My favorite thing is probably how green it is.  I like that it is really green.

Are you attending school right now? What are you studying? 
I go to the LDS Business College in Salt Lake.  I am studying general business.  This is my last semester and I’ll get Associates in December.

What is your husband going to school?  Working?
James works at the MTC and attends BYU.  He plays the guitar and is in a band called Datenight.

What are some of your hobbies?
I like to watch TV and movies.  I am a pretty chill person, not very adventurous.  I am trying out things like painting, crafting, and reading different kinds of books.

What is your favorite movie?

What is your favorite TV show?
Supernatural, Lost (is probably my favorite, but it’s over)

What is your favorite book?
Dear John

Do you have any siblings?
No, I am an only child.

Have you done any traveling? What is your favorite place you’ve been?
I have only traveled inside the US.  My favorite place is Myrtle Beach in South Carolina. I like the beach.

What is your favorite dessert?
Anything chocolate (brownies)

What is your favorite holiday?
Christmas because I have lots of memories of being with my family.

Do you have a favorite scripture?  If so, what is it and why is it your favorite?
Mosiah 7:33.  I discovered it on my mission during a really hard time.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Baby Announcement: Eleanor LaVaun Wood

Eleanor LaVaun Wood was born June 1 at 12:02pm at a birth center in Lehi. She is named after Amy's grandmother Eleanor and mother LaVaun. She was 7 lb 7 oz and 20.25 in long. 

She loves taking baths and making funny faces at her parents.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Spotlight: Melea Nelson

Where are you from: Castle Rock, Colorado.

School: Graduate this past April from BYU in Photography.

Job: BYU Magazine for Publications and Graphics and she also does her own fashion work.

Husband: Ben Nelson. They have been married for a year and a half.

How they met: She met him at a volleyball game. They both grew up playing volleyball. 

Where were you married: Denver Colorado Temple

Favorite food: Since she was 4, Melea has had Johnsonville original bratwursts for her birthday dinner. (Except for last summer when she was living in Canada!) She also loves mash potatoes and gravy.

Favorite vacation: It depends on the kind of vacation she's looking for. Melea loves Lake Powell, and just got back from a trip there.  She also loves the beach to work on her gorgeous Italian tan. 

Favorite dish to cook: Currently it's risotto. She also makes her own tomato sauce that she learned from an old Italian women

Favorite color: Green, but not pastel-y greens.

Favorite candy: Peachy-Rings, and any peach and mango flavored candy, but chocolate ice cream is her all time favorite. She has a lot of great recommendations if your looking to try something new. Turkey Hill's plain chocolate is one of her favorites.

Interesting Facts
  • She spent a semester living in Florence doing a fashion photography internship.
  • Her mother made her amazing wedding dress, seriously it's amazing, and she wore a three tier mega full skirt underneath!
  • Melea's lived in 8 different apartments since starting college.
  • She's growing her own tomatoes.
  • She has to eat Oreos in numbers divisible by 3; either 3, 6, or 9.
  • Melea could talk about food for hours and she seriously could have been an amazing chef.
  • If you ever need info on green cards, she's the women to talk to.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Baby Announcement: Sophie Grace Lobos

Sophie was born in Provo on May 14th, 2015 at 2:21pm. She weighed 6lb 13oz. and was 19 inches long.
Now she's 10lb, almost 11!! She is now 22 inches long. 

Sophie LOVES car rides and snuggles. She's getting blessed on July 5.

Baby Announcement: Leah Ferne Carlson

Our sweet Leah Ferne Carlson was born May 15, 2015 at 2:50 am. She was 19 inches long and weighed 7 lbs 2 oz. She has the sweetest personality and we are just so in love with her. 

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Spotlight: Lauryn Quilter

We are so happy to welcome Lauryn Quilter into our ward!

Where did you grow up? What is one of your favorite things about your home town?

I grew up in Spring City, UT. It's very small and I loved going for walks--to church or just around town. It's just different than the city. 

How did you meet your husband? 

We worked together at Mesa Vista in Orem--a home for people with mental disabilities. He started working there before his mission and came back after, and I started about a week after he got back. We worked about one shift a week together and I didn't talk to him much because I was too focused on work. Then a new guy started and I was interested in him...I found out he was Daniel's roommate. But after spending time around both of them, I decided--never mind! I have more in common with Daniel! So I told him I liked him and he asked me out. Our first date was rock climbing.

What are you doing now? What are you studying/where do you work?

I'm working at DoTerra in the returns department in Pleasant Grove. I used to go to Snow College for awhile, then took some time off, and now am taking a few classes from UVU online. I'm studying social work. 

What's your favorite dessert?

Ice cream and chocolate!

What do you usually do with your Saturdays? Or what do you wish you could do?

Right now I work a second job on Saturdays cleaning for a company in Orem--which I actually like because I like to clean! Though it can be stressful since it's a job. We also love to go hiking or rock climbing. 

What is your biggest guilty pleasure? 

My husband and I like to watch Netflix a lot. We just finished Psych and now we're watching Monk all the way through. 

What is your favorite...

Movie: Tangled
Book: I'm not a huge reader, but I like the book Gifted Hands by Ben Carson. It's his personal story about how he got where he is today. 
TV Show: Monk
Band/Singer: Christina Perry 

Who is your husband's celebrity crush?

I picked Selena Gomez for him. He picked Kate Beckinsale. 

What is your favorite scripture and why?

Moroni 7:48. I like it because it talks about how when we see Christ we'll know who He is, and we'll recognize Him because we lived like Him.