Sunday, December 20, 2009

Puppy Problems

So we got a puppy!
And now we don't have him any more.
Sad yes I know.

Story behind this intriguing opening:

So we have been wanting a dog for so long.
We found this beautiful newfoundland mix puppy on ksl so we went and saw him
and I feel in love.
He obviously was in love with me too.
I had visions of him wearing a cute little Santa hat and playing in our backyard.
So we bought him.
It was the most spontaneous thing we had done in a long time.
It felt like such a rush. We were dog owners.
In the car I started to notice that my skin was starting to itch alot and a rash was forming. I tried to tell myself it was nothing. We went to the pet store to get the necessities and everyone commented on how cute puppy.
Seriously the little guy was irresistible.
We get home and I notice that my nose is runny, I'm sneezing and my rash is getting worse.
No bueno.
Maybe I'm getting a cold I tell Colin, like it's no big deal. I don't want him to take our new puppy away because he's worried about me.
We named him beau.
To make a long story short my allergies didn't get better. They get worse and we realize maybe this is not going to work. plus the cute little booger took a poop on my carpet; also no bueno. We found a very nice home with children and another dog he can play with.
i cried.
Colin pretended he didn't cry and he was gone from our lives.
It was a dramatic weekend for us.

This is the first and only picture we have together. Right after this picture my lips broke out in a rash. Love you beau but I can have none of that. I value my good non itchy skin and clear sinus's alittle too much.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Finals Week

Dear Finals,

I really do hate you. You are really cramping my style. If you could just leave and never come back into my life. (I know this may not be plausible but if you could just pretend) Thanks!


A stressed out student

Friday, December 11, 2009

1st Photo

So I randomly came across this picture today.

The first picture we ever took together.

My hair looks so disgusting but we had stayed out late the night before and then he called me early in the morning to go shopping and stuff with him so I neglected to shower.

I remember exactly what we did that day.

We bought these ugly green couches from DI for the Cabin that Colin and his friends lived it. The love seat was taking up pretty much the whole car so Colin and I had to sit in the front seat together..... we took this picture. Soon after Colin made it his facebook profile picture. Then I knew he loved me.

Sunday, December 6, 2009


Welcome to the world Mr. Nathan Reed Tressler.

This is the newest edition to the family.
My sister Leanne's 4th baby.
That now puts the niece and nephew count at 10 for us.
I love new born babies.
I love looking at their tiny perfect little bodies and thinking they just came directly from heaven.
I sometimes get overwhelmed thinking of being a mother someday, I'm not equiped to be completely in charge of someone else's life and make sure they grow up to be a decent human being. How do I teach them everything they need to know and be like the awesome mom I had? Then I look at a little baby like this and realize I could do it. Heaven knows I'm not ready right now, but someday I will be. And I'm excited about that someday.

And I'm pretty sure this guy will be a great daddy. Someday.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Merry Christmas

or Happy Hanukkah, whatever your flavor.

The month of December is upon us and the Christmas Spirit has sprung in the Schmutz household.

The Christmas tree is up, the ornament hung and the lights lit. Now if school could just be over already that would be fabulous.

And just so everyone knows, as i sit here writing this post my husband is sitting next to me calling to vote over and over again for his favorites on So You Think You Can Dance. Yes, I already called him a nerd for it.

Monday, November 23, 2009


This last week has been so crazy with some much going on. I'm beginning to learn life never gives you a break and I may never reach that moment when I don't have things that need to be done or things to worry about, so I better find joy in the journey. Events of the last week have really impacted me and got me thinking of the things that are the most important in life and the many things I'm thankful for. And in the spirit of thanksgiving I want to share my feelings of gratefulness.

I'm so grateful for family. Family that it there for each other always. Family that watches out for each other. My family happens to be awesome and I'm so grateful for them. I'm also so grateful for parents that taught me the gospel and not just that but showed me how the gospel is in action. My parents were great examples of how to be amazing parents, spouses, friends, and neighbors.

I'm also so grateful that family relations can continue after this life. The plan of salvation is truly the plan of happiness! All we have to do is stay faithful.

I am grateful for the opportunity to improve and change. I know that I am far from perfect but the beauty of this is I have so much room to grow. I can only do so much but I am more capable then I give myself credit for. There are so many ways in which i can improve and all I have to do is pick one at a time and strive to be better. I can try a little harder to be a little better and my Heavenly Father accepts me imperfectly trying to be perfect.

I am thankful for missionary work. I so grateful for boys that give up two years to the Lord to share with others the joy of the gospel.

I am grateful for the power of the priesthood on this earth. It truly is amazing that because of that power I have to opportunity to be with my best friend forever. This life is not long enough for me, I gotta have forever with my man.

Monday, November 16, 2009

once upon a time

Once upon a time there was a boy who met a wonderful, beautiful, charming girl and fell in love with her the moment he laid eyes on her. She felt the same way and agreed to marry the boy and be with him forever and ever. They lived a very happy life. Then the girl got a job where she worked much later then she was used to. She was tired and cranky sometimes when she got home but the boy was very nice. He would clean the house so when she got home so wouldn't have to worry about it. Then he would let her cuddle with him. Someday soon the girl will be done with her crappy work schedule and they will be able to frolick and play together all night long, and they will live happily ever after.
The End.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

a few random insights into our faulous lives

First of all Colin is now going to the blog sports commentator. Jazz season has official begun, my husband now is partially mine and partially a slave to the jazz games. yahoo.

So Friday was my last day at my old job. I was kind of sad leaving. I will definitely miss the girls there and the feminine conversation. I will not miss the crouchy costumers and my small cubicle. I started my new job yesterday. The crappy part is that the training for for one month and the training hours are 2-8:30, which suckssss! I really don't like it. I got home yesterday totally exhausted and went to bed. I'm such a loser, but It's only for one month. We can do just about anything for one month right?!

Our murder mystery party was a success! I think everyone had fun because we sure did. We all dressed up and the costumes rocked! My husband looked like a legit inspector, so hot. Anyways i think we will have to do it again sometime.
Colin has become quite the handy man and made the headboard our bed and what did I do? well I made the bed. And now I am noticing that the bedspread in not straight and now I am bugged by this picture.
Our awesome pumpkins that we carved. I think mine is better.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Carlos Looser

Why is Boozer still in a Utah Jazz uniform. Lets take a trip back down memory lane, shall we? Last December after a road loss, Boozer stated, "I am getting a raise no matter what." he told us he was opting out and we began planning for the future. Fast forward to this offseason, Boozer looks around and no one wanted him, so he opted in to his final year with the Jazz. This put the Jazz in a horrible financial position and infuriated fans. Fast forward another few months, Boozer tells the media that he and the Jazz have agreed to trade him and then tells them he would love to play in Chicago or Miami. This last act of defiance ruined any chance he had of redeeming himself in the eyes of loyal Jazz fans. After his outrageous comments it is discovered that neither the Bulls nor the Heat want him. So typical of Jazz brass, nothing happens. Boozer works out all summer and starts on opening night. Then he puts up the performance of a life time, making 1 of his first 10 shots. What a start. I can see why he thinks he is worth $15 million a year.

Thank you Carlos Boozer for giving me a reason to love the Jazz even more. P.S. how about that raise?

Sunday, October 25, 2009

My First Time...

Marissa has been begging me to blog it out now for a few months, so I guess I will give it a go and see how it feels.... She told me that I can write whatever I want, I am going to hold her to that.

Halloween is upon us! Halloween used to be my favorite holiday, but i am discovering as a married man, it doesn't hold the same allure. Their are no dance parties or costume parties. Instead there are decorations and pumpkin carving. Don't get me wrong, those things are fun, but its just not the same. I explained this frustration to my wife (not in those words...don't want to kindle her wrath..). She then suggested a fantastic idea that would help rejuvenate those old feelings. We are doing a murder mystery dinner date!!! We have invited a few couples and are giving them each their own role. Then we will get together and act out our parts over dinner and explain the mystery. It will be so fun!!

Well, that was my first attempt, hope someone liked it.

6 months down, eternity to go

happy six month anniversary to me... and to the hubby. I can't believe we have been married six months, that is half a year! Time flies. It has honestly been so fun. The first few months are the hardest right? I think we are in the green now haha. Can't wait for the next six months, and the next and the next, etc.

ps I posted this under Col's name on accident, but this is obviously me.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Lucky me

I'm feeling very grateful today, don't know why really. I guess it's just one of those days where I realize life is good. It's crazy and it's hectic and sometimes I feel completely overwhelmed and out of control but it is good. I realized I'm pretty dang lucky. I have nothing that I can really complain about when i consider everything. I have everything I ever need. My wonderful, amazing, thoughtful, ravishingly good looking looking husband. The gospel of Jesus Christ and all the many blessing that come from my Heavenly Father and an awesome family that loves me. I need to stop and count my blessing more often. Here are a few other things I'm grateful at the moment.

1. Food (just went grocery shopping for the first time in like a month, lazy i know. A full fridge is so nice.)
2. My opportunity to go to school right now. I complain that I hate it and most of the time I do but occasionally I remember I actually enjoy getting smarter.
3. My husband. I know I already kind of said this one but he is amazing. He does the laundry, cleans the house, cleans out my car, turns off football when I am around even though I know he wants to watch it really bad, doesn't complain about me hitting snooze about times every morning, and calls me at work just to tell me he loves me and thinks I'm hott. He's definitely a keeper, let me tell you.
4. Fall Leaves.
5. The absolutely gorgeous place I live.
6. Cookie dough chocolate milk shakes late at night.
7. My backyard with all the many trees bushes and weeds.
8. My awesome mom that will go out of her way to go pick some pictures I ordered at costco because I don't have a costco card.
9. Good friends that no matter how long it's been since you seen them last when you do it's just like old times.
10. Vanilla flavored candles
11. Our down syndrome neighbor that comes to visit us EVERY day without fail.
12. My new coat that I decided I need.
13. Pumpkins
14. My Testimony
15. Push over teachers that cancels an assignment because someone in the class complains
16. My piece of crap laptop that will die any day but is staying alive because it must know that we can't afford to replace it.
17. My working able body
18. I can cook (I'm learning slowly and surely)
19. my toothbrush and floss.
20. My SaviorYes, this is my crazy disgusting husband and I love him.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

my baby is a fast learner

I love flowers around the house. A vase full of flowers in my kitchen makes my heart happy and plus a girl always wants a man to buy her flowers. I would love it to be a surprise but I'll settle for less if I must. So I started subtly with my man.

Me: Wouldn't it be nice to have some flowers around the house? It would really bring some life to this place.

Colin: yeah it would, you should buy some.

Me: (Silence)

He wasn't exactly getting the point. I don't want to buy my own flowers. When people see them and say,"What beautiful flowers" I want to say, "Yeah my awesome husband bought them for me. Isn't he just so sweet?!" Maybe I am unrealistic. I mean I can't expect every night for him to come home with a bouquet of roses, kiss my feet, and serenade me with a song about how lucky he is to have me. (even though that would be awesome, probably not realistic.)

Anways, one day we were in a little disagreement. I don't even remember what it was about but all the sudden (don't even know where it came from) I throw in, "Well you don't even buy me flowers!" So rude I know. Colin seemed to be confused by this and didn't really respond to it. He was probably racking his brain trying to remember if i had told him to buy me flowers. (I clearly had but I guess not in man language)

So maybe a week later, we are chilling at home and Colin says he has to go Lowe's (he really meant Home Depot, he gets them mixed up a lot but I always correct him to his annoyment) I volunteer to stay home and hold down the fort because he always spends a million years in there. When he comes home he walks in with the most beautiful bouquet of grocery store flowers I've ever seen. The man bought me flowers! I was so happy. He is a sweetie even if i takes a little bit of probing.

So my flowers sit on my kitchen table where I admire them often and there they will stay until they are completely dead. My baby is a fast learner. When your wife says some flowers around the house would look nice, this means buy me some freaking flowers or pay for it.

Monday, October 12, 2009

who doesn't want free groceries?

So I never win anything and I really want to win this. Free groceries for a whole year. Enter for your chance to win.... which will help my chance to win because for each person that enters from this link i get an addition chance to win... so enter.

ps there is porbably a million people entering this so mostly likely no of us will win but hey it's worth a try right?

Thursday, October 8, 2009

slight problem

So I have a problem...

I always want to go shopping.
I always want to by new things.
I always want to spend money.

The reason this is a problem is because we are poor starving students and don't have money to spend. I have been refraining from going on a shopping spree for a very long time, mostly because Colin always wants to by new things and as the responsible wife I have to restrain him and remind him of what is most fall wardrobe. Ok no not really. If I told him that he would be super bugged. He thinks I already have way too many clothes. Just because I overly fill my closet, a dresser, and the whole bedroom floor with clothes does not mean that I don't need more right?

I did not used to have this problem, because whenever I had an itching for something new I would go out and buy something and my needs would be satisfied. All I'm saying is Colin better watch his wallet. A girl can only restrain herself so long. And since I've gone without for so long I'm going to need a lot to satisfy my needs.

ps I want these boots

Friday, September 25, 2009

School Sucks, Fall Rocks

So I'm coming to realize being in school is way less fun that not being in school. I love learning new things and being productive in that way, but homework and writing papers sucks! But I love this fall weather that we recently got a peek of. Fall is my favorite season. I love wearing sweaters which I can finally start doing again.

Here's Colin ready to go to school. So scandalous as you can tell by his face. Isn't he a cute little school boy with his backpack and glasses?

We went camping with some of our friends. It was so fun! I think Colin (and trev) live for being up in the mountains and building fires. Luckily no bears ate us even though we left the food out over night. I insisted that we out it in the car but the boys seemed to think my fear of bears was childish or staged... both very false. We only got rained on a little bit in the morning.. ok kind of a lot but it was still fun.

Brad Paisley! I freaking love you. The concert was so awesome, and a way better option that whatever else was going on that night (the terrible BYU game) I know Colin was kind of bummed at first about missing the game but after listening to it on the way up we were completely satisfied with our decision. Brad was amazing. I only rained a little bit haha.
I made a cake! okay so it doesn't look professional but it freaking took me all night and it tasted delicious. After one failed cake (don't ask) I ended up with this beautiful chocolate strawberry cake. Cake decorating may not be in my future. I don't think I possess those skills.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Hey Listen Kanye

Dear Mr Kanye West-

Kanye West, let me tell you something, you are so mean! Why would you do that to innocent Taylor swift? Why would you ever think it is okay to jump on stage and say whatever you want? Did they call your name? I don't think. Just because you are a celebrity and you make some semi cool music and you have zig zag hair doesn't mean you can do whatever you want. And yes Beyonce's video was cool but if you wouldn't have been a freak and stayed in your seat you would see that she wins later. And you looked like a fool on Jay Leno too, just so you know. So here's a little tip why don't you do something to win award so you can get on stage and have your glory and all that attention you crave, instead of having to steal someone else's moment.


A concerned fan

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Random Randomness

So I have alot of random thoughts that go on in my mind. Don't ask me why and don't judge me.

  • Why do I have such crazy dreams? Does it mean something is wrong with me? I have dreams that people are chasing me and trying to kill me. I have dreams (like the one I had last night) that bears attack me and eat part of me. And don't worry these dreams are totally bloody and grusome. I don't watch alot of gorey movies so what the heck is wrong with me? Why don't I just dream of fluffy dogs and pretty things like that? And another question, how does Colin's snores work there way in to the my dreams? Totally crazy that the bear growls in my dream were actually him snoring.

  • Why would you ever prank call a lawn service company? I could think of alot of places that would be fun to prank call but a lawn service company is not one of them. I'm sure many of you know i am a receptionist at one and the other day a boy called and asked if instead of making his lawn green can we make it yellow. I obviously told him no and he proceeded to ask me all sorts of other dumb questions. You have got to be pretty dang bored if you thinking asking someone to make your lawn yellow is funny. I acted like I was mad because I don't have time for crap like that (which is not true I have plenty of time for any sort of crap that distracts me from my boring job)

  • I think that I need to get a hobby. Like when people think about me I want them to think "oh yeah Marissa is way good at (whatever new hobby I decide to acquire). Maybe I could get really good at making cakes or poker or water coloring. The possibilites are endless!

  • If I could have a super power what would it be? And would I use it for the good of the world or my own personal gain, or heaven help us all..... for evil? Me and Colin's new recent obsession is the TV show Heroes. We watched the whole first season in one weekend. (lazy butt's I know but hey I was sick ok?) So I think i would pick invisibility because then I could totally spy on people and watch all the funny things people do when no one is watching. I bet people do some pretty strange things when they think they are alone.... okay so that sounded like I'm a creepy... I'm not.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Colin's run in with the law

So he's a little story from our Montana trip that I found quite hilarious and I like sharing it because it proves that I was right. So we went to Canada for a day, it rained the whole entire time, long drive and mega rain not so great, but it was beautiful and we got a Canada mug in Waterton that I believe was well worth the trip.

So on the way back into the United States while we are waiting in line at the border Colin has to go to the bathroom. I guess it was quite urgent. His first idea was the he can just run into the forest right by the road and pee. I voted jumping from your car and running into the forrest right at the border with a large beard was not a good idea. So his next idea was that he would just get out and walk up to the border and ask if they had a restroom. I also voted that this idea was not so great but Colin's small bladder thought otherwise.

He got out and started walked towards the small building at the border and and an officer of the law walked towards him with his hand on his weapon. (I'm watching this all safely from the car) Colin puts his hands up defensively and tell him he's just looking for the bathroom. The guy told him he has to get back in his vehicle immediately. Then he added to try the Canadians because they are a little nicer. (true that) He got back in the car and when we got our turn to cross the border the man gave Colin a harsh lecture about approaching the border on foot. Colin tried to defend himself saying he just had to go to the bathroom and laugh it off but this guy had no sense of humor. Jumping the border was no laughing matter.

Moral of the Story... do not try to approach the US border on foot no matter how bad you have to pee.... and, Marissa was right.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Hello Blog. It's been awhile

So I haven't posted in awhile. Things have been super busy. I think this up coming weekend is the first weekend we will be spending at home in like 2 monthes and boy am I excited for it. Our ward probably thinks we are inactive. (we're not don't you worry). We've been all over the place including the beautiful state of Montana and the always fun Lake Powell. We went to Montana for a whole week with my family and Colin and I decided we are going to move there someday. It is so darn beautiful and deep inside I think we are country folk anyway. We just need to live relatively close to a big city so I can go shopping and don't have to make my own clothes and churn my own butter and things like that. It was a blast and fun to be with the whole fam.

Last week we went to Lake Powell the wholeSchmutz family. Can I just say that if I had my choice I would live on a house boat my whole summer. It was so flippin fun and nice to have the whole everyone there. Colin is awesome on the wakeboard. Let's just say I'm really sore from my experience on the wakeboard, enough said. unfortuanely I got a little lazy with the camera while we were there and I think I was a total of one picture. I know I'm kicking my self in the butt for it.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Harry Potter

Okay so last night we went and saw Harry Potter and the Half Blooded Prince. Yay exciting right!? Not so much. I was surprisingly dissappointed. I am definitely a big Harry Potter fan and loved all the books but this movie just didn't do it for me. Something was missing, it lacked that magically spark haha, but really. I have to admit, but don't tell Colin because I will deny deny deny, that I fell asleep for a second in the middle. Granted we did see the movie at 9:30 pm which dragged it way past my bed time. Hermoine was brillant, (love that girl) and Harry is getting better looking by the movie but the the total package was slightly, I hate to say it.....blah. And what the heck is up with the word snogging? It sounds gross. Don't get me wrong the movie is still a must see but you can wait until it comes to the dollar theater if you ask me.
PS Upcoming photos of the Montana trip and Colin's birthday! My husband is 24! how crazy is that?

Friday, July 10, 2009

This Crazy Little Thing Called Love

So since we are new to this big blogging world, I thought that I might tell a little bit about how me and Colin ended up being me and Colin for anyone who doesn't know how this fabulous union came to be.

We are both from Orem, we went to good old Orem High School. He was a senior when I was a sophmore and we never met. He was on the basketball team and I went to all of the basketball games I just can't for the life of me remember him. I always say what if we brushed each other in the hall, we had no idea we were passing out eternal companion on the way to lunch. weird. anyways it's probably good we didn't meet in high school. I would have been too crazy and immature for him and he would have been too cocky and too cool for school attitude for me.
We met for the first time on the romantic shore of Utah Lake. There was a big bonfire going on that night that someone of my girlfriends invited me to so we headed over there. There must have been a hundred people there and me and my friend denae decided to go and meet as many guys as we could ( I was quite the flirt back then). So I was making my way around the bon fire and all of the sudden I made eye contact with him..... my future husband. My heart started beating rapidly, My face turned bright red, my head was spinning and I knew it was love at first sight. ok so that didn't really happen. We met, we introduce ourselves, we found out we went to the same high school, and then we parted. That was it.
So a few months go by and I am at a pants party (i don't even know what that means, but I was there) and look who walks in and tries to dance with me. It's mr colin schmutz. I was like "oh hey I know you" and he was like "oh yeah we met that one time, wanna dance?" but the party had kind of turned into a dud so me and my crew were rolling out. a few days later I stumble across Colin on FB and I took the plunge and added him. I mean he seemed like a cool character and he was smoking hot. Then he starts chatting with me over the course of a week or so and multiple times gives me his number and tells me to call him. What nerve seriously? Who does this boy think he is? so I don't call him but a week later for some unknown reason I text him and we ended up hanging out later that week. He then realized he wanted me and asked me out on a date. Our first date was the drive in where duh you have to cuddle, he planned that I'm sure. He claimes it was like our fourth or fifth date before we kissed but it was like the third time we hung out. He was hooked. We were inseperable ever since. Got engaged in January and married in April and now we are living happily ever after. I love my Coliflower (he hates when I call him that.... really he hates it)

Sunday, July 5, 2009



I love summer! It is my favorite season. I love everything about it, the heat, the time off school, the smell, the bbq's, and the 4th of july! I have recently realized that as you get older summer loses some of it's carefree-ness and charm. I sit in an office all day long looking outside my big windows at the beautiful weather and wishing I could be out there. My skin is so white and pastey i'm embarrassed to wear shorts. Then when I come home I'm busy doing dinner or projects or whatever that I don't have time to go enjoy the weather. So I don't feel like it's really summer, and then I realized that my summer is basically half way over! wow that went fast. So I'm making some summer time goals that I want to make sure I do before the weather during horrid and we are all stuck in doors again.

1. throw a BBQ in my backyard
2. float the river
3. get a tan!
4. go on a bike ride
5. go on a hike
6. run through the sprinklers
7. take a long drive up the canyon
8. make homemade ice cream
9. watch a movie in the backyard.
10. call in sick for work and go swimming all day.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Hello world

So this is my first attempt at blogging so bare with me. I am going to make Colin contribute to this blog as well so I can promise you that it will be somewhat exciting, because I think that we are somewhat exciting and interesting people.