Wednesday, December 5, 2007


Thanksgiving was so much fun this year! We were able to spend a lot of time with our families which always makes for a great day! There was tons of good food and lots of laughter! I am so grateful for my sweet husband who puts up with me day after day! I love him with my whole heart might mind and strength! I am also so thankful for my family! They mean the world to me! I don't know what I would do without them! I also married into the best family ever! Just look at em! How could you not love them!

This is me with my Sweetheart! I can't ever get over how handsome he is ... can you? I can't even begin to describe how much my love for him has grown! He completes me! What a great example he is to me every day! I hope that one day I'll be able to catch up to him!

are they not so cute of what! I think the bow looks good on Landon!

Monday, November 26, 2007

Family Fun!

My Dad and Mom took all the adults in the family (and Kayla :)*) to the Rockettes! It was so much fun! I was a great way to start off the Christmas season! We are so grateful my parents took us all! We always do something together each Christmas and we look forward to it each and every year!
Here's all of us! We were all laughing so hard trying to find a place to take the picture!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Thanks Min ...

1. Where did you meet your husband?

None other than the singles ward! He came up to Strider and I and introduced himself! I made sure to tell him that I was Striders sister! When I got home from Church my mom asked if there were any dang good looking boys and of course Nate was the only one!

2. What was the first thing you said to your husband?

Hi I'm Cherish ... Strider's sister!

3. Where was your first date?

Well when Nate first called me to go on a date ... I thought my brother told him to! I couldn't figure out why on earth ... out of all the girls ... he would ask me of all people to go on a date! We went on a group date ... and my brother was there .... to go ice skating. It was so much fun and we talked for a while afterwards. However, when I walked in the door my mom asked if I thought he would ask me out again and I proceeded to tell her no ... because I was too much for him to handle. She told me I was too much for anyone to handle!

4. Where was your first kiss?

On the couch in his family's family room. It was quite the suprise and I loved it!

5. Did you have a long or short engagement/courtship?

Well ... One week after Nate kissed me we were talking marriage and then a week later Nate asked my dad if he could marry me. 2 1/2 months later we were married ... so I would say that is pretty short!

6. Where did you get engaged?

Nate proposed at the Temple. it was really amazing!

7. Where did you get married?

Mesa, AZ Temple

8. How did your reception go?

It was amazing! My mom made everything perfect! The food was great! I loved the decorations, and it was so fun! I owe everything to my parents and family! They did a ton! If you were there ... you know what I am talking about!

9. The Honeymoon!

Nate and I went during our spring break ... and since our engagement was so short, we couldn't book tickets! However, we went to Cali and it was so fun! I was also nice to have our car!

!0. Who's turn is it next?

Cara, Jenna, Dani, Brittnie

Friday, November 9, 2007

Since I am bored at work!

Jobs I've Had:
1) Wedding Caterer
2) Seville Lifeguard
3) Wells Fargo Teller
4) Soon to be Nurse

4 Places I've Lived:
1) Mesa, AZ
2) Chandler, AZ
3) Gilbert, AZ
4) Soon to be Queen Creek, AZ

4 Movies I Love:
1) Anastasia
2) Meet Joe Black
3) Transformers
4) Moonrakers Bride (It isn't actually a movie but it's a book that should be a movie!)

4 of My Favorite Foods:
1) Hamburgers
2) Steak ... perfectly cooked
3) Baked potatoes with lots of butter and sour cream
4) My Mama's enchiladas

4 Weird Things About Me:
1) I have these weird obessesive compulsive disorders ... like I hate my food touching eachother on my plate, and it has to be spotless when I'm done eating.
2) Sometimes it drives Nate crazy but I have to hold his hand when I fall asleep.
3) I LOVE to read! However, I can only read when I have a whole day. If I start a book, I have to finish it right then! I can't read books over long periods of time!
4) I love coconut! I could eat it in just about anything! The great thing is both my Mama's love coconut too! That means great food!

4 Places I'd Rather Be:
1) Anywhere with Nate for a whole weekend! (May not sound like a lot but I never see him so that would be the best! That's what I asked for for Christmas!)
2) In my bed! Especially during the winter. I love it when it's cold and i can snuggle in my blankets!
3) Working in Phoenix Childrens Hospital
4) In another Country ... on vacation ... with my whole family!

4 People I Tag:
1) Brittnie (and baby Bella)
2) Meili ... even though I know you won't do it!
3) Joanna
4) Mindy ... cuz I know you'll do it!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

I wish I had pictures!

So I really quick have to write this down because I thought it was so funny! So Nate gets out this carton of Blue Bell Dutch Chocolate! My favorite! So he starts eating it and giving me bites every once in a while. Then he went in the kitchen and had something in his hand! ... here's how it went ...

C: Nate what so you have in your hand?

N: nothing!

C: no really ... what do you have in your hand!

N: Nothing!

Then the battle to find out what is in Nate's hand begins !

C: it's m&m's! I saw them!

N: no you didn't!

C: yes I did!

N: ... dumps the whole bag of m&m's in the carton of our favorite ice cream!

C: oh my gosh! Why would you do that? you ruined the ice cream!

N: no I didn't! just taste it!

C: ... walks over to the sink and starts to dump the m&m's out!

N: no!!!!!! ... put's his hand out to catch them.

C: don't ruin the ice cream ... as we a laughing for some odd reason!

N: i didn't!

C: ... trying to dump the rest of the m&m's ... half the ice cream dumps into a bowl in the sink that is full of water!

N: Oh my gosh (with the little boy look of the worst thing that could ever happen!) look at what you have done! You ruined the ice cream! I can't believe you did that! (Trust me I saw the tears begin to pool!)

C: Sorry!!!!!

N: fine I get the rest of the carton because you ruined it! (with absolute determination!)

C: No you don't! You ate the whole thing!

N: No I didn't! You dumped out the whole thing!

So then I proceed to run with the carton to stop Nate from getting it!

N: ... reaches his hand in and garbs the ice cream out of the carton! Then begins shoving it in his mouth!

C: ... laughing historically as he runs over to the sink and eats it all out of his hand!

N: i told you I got the rest of it!

So you may not think this story was that funny ... however ... I was dying with laughter! I have the cutest husband in the whole world! there is never a dull moment in our lives! We have way too much fun together and I love it!

Saturday, October 27, 2007

So I guess I still have some luck!

So I figured the best way to spread the news was on the blog ... since most of my family have one! So I just found out I was accepted into ASU's nursing program! I am so excited for this new adventure! Can you tell how excited I was! I feel so blessed to have this opportunity to advance in school! I know that I couldn't have done it with out my Heavenly Father's help!

So who do you think won?

So I know that both Nate and I's birthdays were forever ago but I have really wanted to put up these pictures because I think they are so funny! So to explain ... my family has a tradition of decorating your door on your birthday! So of course on Nate's birthday I had to! Well This is what I did!

Can you hear me ROAR!?!?!

So this is the best part! Nate totally had to show me up ... and of course he did!
The crazy thing about this picture is that I am completely leaning on it! It wouldn't break because it was so thick! Nate really went out of his way to give me the best birthday ever!

Having Fun!

We went bowling with my family a while ago and I couldn't figure out how to put the pictures on with our new computer ... but I figured it out!!!

This is Nate and I being goof balls as usual!

So this picture is so funny because we are all in the bowling ally doing a handstand competition! Yeah I know! CRAZY! We like to keep others wondering about us!

This is the cutest girl you'll ever see! I love her so much! I think Kenli looks so cute in this outfit! Do you think she looks like her aunt?


Monday, September 24, 2007


Nate and I went to Utah over the summer for his cousins wedding! While we were there we went to Park City. I had never been there and it was so much fun!

This is me and my mother in law!

This is my dang Handsom Husband and me.

Here my sister in law Emily and I are laughing so hard! I came down the hill faster than her and bumped into her. Then we couldn't move! It was so funny!

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Talk About Some Guns

Our first time shooting together!

Yes I know he's Handsome ...

I know the thought of me with a gun is scary!

The one's in the orange are Nate's ... Everything else is mine! Haha how sad huh!

Hungry Anyone?

Nate and I ate at this place in San Diego called Hash House A Go-Go! As you can see the portions were so Big! We barely ate 1/4 of our plates!

This was biscuits and gravy!

We're Animals

I'm an Elephant

But it's ok because Nate is too!

MMM ... Tasty!

The Big Day

I bet you didn't know we were models!

The Perfect Picture on the Perfect Day

Can you tell how happy I was?

Oh the Joys of Dating

This is When Nate Proposed