Dec 27, 2008


So Christmas this year was the best Christmas I have ever had. Christmas Eve Dave and I spent the night with his family. We played Bingo and had dinner and then spent the night at Dave's mom and dad's. It was so fun! His whole family was there and it was a blast! I'm so excited that I get to be a part of this wonderful family. We exchanged names this year for Christmas and Christmas Eve we exchanged gifts. After that Lou (Dave's Dad) put on the Christmas story put out by our church. After that we sat around and talked and just had a great time being with one another.
Christmas morning was so fun! I forgot how magical children make Christmas! Lilly and Link woke up around 9 and the rest of us got up with them. Lou and Paula had all of us open gifts and we just sat around and spent time with each other. It was so much fun to be with Dave's family. I love them all so much!
After Christmas at the Strasburg's Dave and I headed to the Roberts household. We got to my house just in time for Aebleskivers. You probably have no idea what they are so I'll tell you. They are a swedish pancake that we have every Christmas morning from 10-12pm. We have all the neighbors and family come over and eat some.

This was Dave's first time ever trying them and it was so great because he absolutely loved them! I always love it when people try them for the first time because they always fall in love instantly. They are truly delicious and they really make the Roberts home a real Christmas!

After breakfast we opened presents and then Dave and I just hung around and vegged. It was so great to just be with Dave and spend our first Christmas together. He gave me the greatest present ever! He had a wooden sign made for me that says "Strasburg Est. 2009" it is the coolest thing ever! It was my most favorite gift this year. It touched me so much. I think he's probably as excited as I am to get married! It was so cute to see how excited he was by how much I loved it! It made my Christmas! I'll have to take a picture and put it on here.

This Christmas really was the best! Not only did I get to be with my family and my best friend, I got to spend time with my future family and my soon-to-be husband. Pretty dang cool if you ask me!

Dec 19, 2008

I'm getting MARRIED!!

So out of the top 10 best days of my life this is definitely number 2! (Number 1 has yet to come...but it will be here April 3!) Tonight Dave asked me to marry him. It was the coolest thing ever!! I don't think I have smiled like that or been this happy in years! It was the greatest moment ever! Right when he asked me i felt instant peace and knew that this was the man I was meant to spend the rest of my life with. Dave is my best friend and now I get him for eternity!! So let's start from the beginning.....

I got home (to Dave's) tonight and was so excited to see him! He looked so hot, but he always does, ok that's beside the point. :) So we were standing in the kitchen and I was cooking and he was like I should just ask you to marry me. I said, you totally should! I didn't think he was serious because this is a nightly conversation between the 2 of us.

He told me to call my dad because he needed to talk to him. So I called my Dad, chatted with him for a minute and then handed the phone to Dave. He said "Kirk, I am just about to ask your daughter to marry me so I wanted to ask your permission." Of course my Dad said yes.

Dave then came and stood in front of me and told me all the reasons that he loves me, and that I'm his best friend and he wants to spend the rest of his life with me. He then pulled out my ring and asked me to marry him!! It was so awesome! I screamed when I looked down and saw the ring. I was shaking so bad. I kissed him and said yes and he put my ring on. Greatest moment of my life thus far! I knew at that instant that I has just made the best decision of my life. It was pretty dang cool!

It's the neatest thing when you get to look into the eyes of the person you get to spend your life with. The person you want to spend your life with. I can't describe how I felt in that moment. In that moment everything changed. It became real. He really is mine!! I'm the luckiest girl in the world! I can't believe that I get to be with the most amazing man I have ever known!

So want to know the big day?! April 3, 2009 in the Draper Utah Temple. Pretty cool huh! Not only do I get to marry him forever, I get to get married in a fairytale castle like a princess! Nice! Oh, and the best part....I get to have the best last name ever!!! Jill Strasburg!

I love you Davey boy! Thanks for being my best friend, the man of my dreams (literally), and the greatest guy I have ever known. You mean more to me than anything in this world and I'm so excited that you're the person I get to spend the rest of my life with. I couldn't ask for any better! I love you!

Dec 13, 2008

Rachel's Birthday at the Strasburg House

This is Rachel Dave's sister and if I'm lucky my future sister in law. :) It was her Birthday on December 2nd and we went to Dave's mom and Dad's to celebrate. It was so much fun! Rachel is the sweetest thing ever! She is always so appreciative of everything and everyone. She is truly a wonderful person and I love her tons! It was fun to be able to be with the whole Strasburg family and get to celebrate her birthday with her! We love ya Rach!

So this is one of the cutest girls ever and I love her to death! This is Kimmie (Dave's niece). I have so much fun with her. Every time I see her she is always asking me to play house or board games. She has no idea how much her unconditional love for everyone means to especially me. She has loved me since she met me. She makes me miss my sweet niece's all the time. Plus, with a face like this how can you just not love the girlie?

I called her Miss Kimmie the other day and she said, "Jill my name is not miss, it's Kimmie." It made me laugh. She always has a smile and a hug for me when she sees me and it means the world to me. I feel so blessed to get to have this sweet little girl in my life.

So Dave and I were having a moment called "we thought we were ugly" this whole night. It was hilarious. His little sister Nicole kept taking our picture and we hated them. We are both a little self conscious when we're not tan, so needless to say after this picture was taken we went tanning. LOL....anyway in this picture she had just taken a picture before and I was so annoyed with how I looked. Dave and I started laughing because we were so ugly and Nicole grabbed this picture, which we both liked a lot, so I thought I had to put it on here.

I love this boy so much he has no idea. I'm so grateful for all the times he makes me laugh and smile and feel so loved. I couldn't ask for anything more. It's a great feeling to know you found your other half and they just happen to be your best friend on top of it. He always makes me feel so beautiful and makes a point to make me feel special on a daily basis. He's so much more than I deserve and I thank God every day that he sent him to me. I sure did get lucky. I love you Davey Boy!!

Nov 4, 2008


So I know creative costume right? I won't lie, I wanted to wear pajamas to work and be comfortable all day! I mean really, how often do you get to wear pj's to work?! So these are the great girls I work with. Sami, Heather, Cyndie, Me, and Tig. I just got a new position at work. I am now over all the liens for the company and also working with accounts. It is so much fun!

This Halloween was a blast! So notice Frankenstein behind us. So no joke this guys is 7'4. I was walking out of my office and starring at something, I then looked up and he was standing right in front of me. I let out the biggest scream of my life. I don't think I have been that scared in a long time! He reached out and grabbed me and I was shaking so bad. The girls got a picture of me screaming, it was pretty funny. I didn't think I was that big of a wuss! We had a big lunch at work and had a ton of candy! of course, Jilly got sick from it all. What's new?

That night Dave and I went to his parents house for Paula's (Dave's Mom's) Birthday. I was scrambling like you would not believe to get her a gift because of course Dave and I procrastinated until the last moment. I ran into 2 different Kneaders and was able to get the last basket they had for her Birthday. Luckily she likes stuff like that so we were good. We got to his house and of course it's a Disney theme party and because traffic was so bad I didn't get to change.

Dave was grumpy and he looked hilarious! If I can get Laurel (Dave's sister) to send me a pic I'll post it. He had on a bald wig, a huge gut, and huge clothes with a beard to top it all off. It was so funny! Everyone laughed when he came in. We had so much fun and Paula was so happy the whole night. I think she really loved her Birthday.

It's so fun hanging out with Dave's family. I feel like they're my own. I love them all so much! His sisters looked so cute and so did all the kids. His dad looked so funny! I promise I'll get pictures of all this and post it. Anyway this Halloween was so fun! This was one of the best Halloweens ever! The only thing that could have made it better was to have all my family and nieces and nephews around!

So I'll invest in a camera I swear and start getting pics! Be patient with me!

Oct 18, 2008


Ok so I know everyone read this book like 8 years ago, but little Jilly just barely finished the 1st one and is now on New Moon. I am dying! This book was seriously amazing and I'm not gonna lie I'm a bit obsessed with Vampires at the moment. My sister was the one who told me to go buy it so I went out that night and got it. I stayed up all night reading it and then read it when I got home from work at Dave's house. I'd fix dinner and then read until 11, head home and do it all again the next day. It was so crazy how much I loved this book. Bella reminds me of my friend Kimmie. When they described her and her sweet personality and everything I just kept picturing little Kimmie that I grew up with, so it made it a ton of fun to read.

I find myself looking at people and thinking there is some secret world of Vampires out there that I don't know about now. I love that it's based in Washington because I used to go there all the time to see my sister, so I can actually picture exactly what it's like and it seriously does rain EVERYDAY! It's so much fun talking about this book with Jamie because she loved it as much as I did. We both would sneak away for an hour here or there to read this. I love it. So any of you that are looking for a book to read I highly recommend this one!

The 2nd one I am having a harder time getting through but I am finally starting to get into it. I can not wait for the movie to come out!!! Only 32 more days!! I'm so excited! I will admit I have a crush on Edward Cullen. Who doesn't love a Vampire? LOL.....Oh and I find myself telling Dave all the time that I want to read minds and be perfect like Rosalie. I'm a spaz. Good thing he loves me!

Oct 3, 2008

Pink High Heels

Shopping again with the money I don't have. Not only do we have the pink purse, the black hat, and all the crazy clothes in the background that I love and Dave would never want to see me in. LOL it's so funny how much I've changed in just little things. I'm finally ok being cute modest fun little Jilly instead of loud hot pink high heels and red lipstick chick. But it's still fun to play every once in awhile and just see Dave laugh at me. :)

My Soulmate

So I totally have the cutest boyfriend in the world. Dave makes me smile everyday but today he just made me realize why I want to spend the rest of my life with him. I had been having a rough day. My job is a bit stressful on me and I had a meeting that kinda broke me down and I just needed to see Dave. I left work and started driving to salt lake to surprise him after he got out of school. I didn't know that Dave had plans to go to Jiu Jitsu after school. He didn't let me know this until it slipped hours later. I picked him up and we went to Paradise Bakery and had lunch. After that I had planned on making him Lasagna all day because he had been asking me for weeks to make it, so I finally was going to be girlfriend of the year and make it. While I was making dinner he was in his room writing a letter to a good friend of his. He let me read the letter and it brought me close to tears. This boy of mine holds me on such a pedestal and thinks the world of me and wants to tell everyone about it that it touches me so deeply it brings me to tears to think about it. I have never had a man treat me with such kindness and respect and have such a deep true love for me that I can feel throughout my soul. I never in this world thought I would be this lucky to have someone in my life like that and to know that I get to spend the rest of my life with him is so incredible to me. No we're not engaged if that is what you are thinking, but I know it will happen. I don't even care when anymore. It can be whenever he is ready because I'm just happy knowing that I have finally after 24 years of waiting I have found my soulmate. I have found the man that God send down on this earth just for me. I have found my best friend and the love of my life and it's the coolest thing in the world to me!! Thank you God for giving me Dave. I couldn't ask for anything more and I use to only dream of this type of happiness.

Aug 30, 2008

Back to School for Davey

So Dave had his first week back to school this past week. I'm so proud of him he has no idea! He's going into Biology doing the pre-med program. I'm so excited because it's my subject of choice and something I love!! It's been so fun to listen to him talk about school all week long. It makes me miss college a ton! Although he's at the U, we'll try not to hold it against him. :)
He's doing great though. He's so smart it kills me. I have never met a person smarter than Dave. He amazes me with what he says and how he thinks. I don't think I could do all this again. Thank the good Lord it's him going back and not me! I'll leave the school and thinking and becoming a Doctor up to him. He'll be great at it!
You know the best part about school starting again? IT'S FOOTBALL SEASON!! I love football and I'm so excited to start going to the U games with Dave. I think I just love doing about anything with him, but football is going to be a blast! The BYU vs. U of U game is at the U so that will be so fun! I guess since I'm dating the guy that goes to the U I can finally like the U guilt free....(sorry fam).
But I'll give BYU this....what's the one thing all of the Utes and Cougars have in common? They all applied to the Y, so I guess everything is even! Go Utes!

Aug 19, 2008

Summer Time

So summer is basically over as of Monday in my mind. Why? Because Dave starts school and when school starts in my head fall has arrived, so I thought I would tell you a little about my summer. It's been awesome! I have had the greatest time in the world. I think this has been the greatest summer I have ever had and I have amazing Dave to thank for that. That kid is wonderful and he treats me like gold and loves me and is just incredible. He has made my summer! Being able to spend time with him has been awesome.
It was also a really good summer because my sister came into town. She was here for a month and it was so great! We got to do so much together and I got to spend so much time with the kids! It has been wonderful! It was so great to wake up to my sweet nieces and nephews everyday. I miss them so much! Today was Jennifer-Kate's birthday and it made me miss her so bad when I called and sang her happy birthday and I wasn't there. I love that little girl! Those children are so sweet and I love them so much! It was also a lot of fun to get to see them play with their cousins. It's so much fun to have all my nieces and nephews around! I love them all a ton! Anyway there's a little bit about my summer. The best parts anyway!

Jul 27, 2008

Look at dem apples!

So I was having an adventure with my sister biking down hobble creek canyon from Cherry. I was doing really good and being very careful. I made it completely out of the canyon with no injuries. As I left Jamie to continue her run and head home to get cleaned up from church I come up to a road. I was going to fast and I knew I was but I wanted to get home. There was a car coming for me so I turned my wheel just a little bit to be closer to the sidewalk. As soon as I did that I knew I had lost control. I hit the sidewalk curb and went flying. Firts thing to hit was my head then my ribs hit the curbed which gave a few of them a nice big bruise. So much for a fun Sunday day with Dave abnd church.
I woke up to this man standing over me saying well we better get you inside. I lift myself up to see that I am laying in a pile of my own blood. He pushes my head forward and says, "Now just stay like that." He and his wife call my mom who comes and gets me and we head for the ER room. So fun.
So in the end 2 layers of stitches and a nice black eye right in time for some fun interviews tomorrow. Go team!!

Jul 22, 2008

Family Pictures

So I'll have more of the family pictures as soon as Jamie gets them on our computer but here are some so far. Let me tell you that this day was draining and hilarious!! None of the children wanted to be there and no one was excited about these pictures we had to take. It was complete hell! It was so funny I was dying! I just kinda sat back and let the families do there thing. Oh the joys of not having kids yet. It's nice sometimes to watch and see what is going to happen when I have kids, but until that happens I'm going to enjoy not being a mom! So here are some fun photos and there'll be more coming!!!

Jul 17, 2008

Spaztic Child

Ok so my sister is coming today and I am so excited!!! I have not seen her since February so I am thrilled! She is going to be here for a month. Maddie, Ethan, Jennifer-Kate, and Charlie are all coming! So excited. Plus this is the first time that Dave will get to meet my sister which I am more excited about than I think anyone can ever understand! My sister's opinion means more to be then any other person so I'm way excited for her to meet Dave.

So I think I'm a much bigger spaz then anyone really knows. I was on the phone with Jamie yesterday and I told my mom to start taking pictures of me. Why? I don't really know, because everyday I think I need to have my picture taken, plus I always love when I get to send nerdy pictures to Maddie because they make her smile. So anyway these are a few of the pics we took. So fun I know. I don't think Dave has any idea of what he's getting into. He's dating a girl who is the biggest nerd on the planet. Hey I'm a lot of fun though right?! Anyway I'll have more pictures of the kids and my sister when they get here. It's going to be so cool and I am so excited I can't even stand it! Yay!! My best friend is coming!

Jul 8, 2008

Car Hunting

So Dave and I had quite the adventurous day today. :) He's so hot!! :) We went car shopping because the jeep had some ummmm problems. So we took out the little honda and went looking for cars. After a day of disappointment and not finding a thing I took Davey home and left. I instantly missed him which is so cool to me because I have never missed anyone. Damn I love that boy. I felt so bad though because I left him in the middle of BFE without a car and nothing to do. I came home and went and worked out and then read for awhile.
It's the coolest thing in the world to me that I miss this kid. It was only 5 hours and all I wanted to do was get back in my car and drive over to his house and kiss him. I think it's great how I think about him and miss him because I have never had that before. Everytime he got out of my car today to walk around a lot all I could do was look at him and think how lucky I am. He's the most beautiful man I have ever seen and I am so attracted to him. Everything about him I love. He makes me so happy and the coolest thing about all of it is that he makes me want to be a better person. He builds me up instead of tearing me down which is what I have normally settled for.
He is also so proud of me. It makes me feel so good that even on days when I feel like crap or feel ugly he holds my hand and shows me off and is so proud of me. Wow, I couldn't ask for any better. I am so happy and it's the coolest feeling in the world. This is what is was always supposed to be like. This is how it's supposed to feel, and it's so freakin awesome!! I'm the lucky one in this relationship. I'm the one that is coming out of top here. I'm the one that wakes up every morning and can't wait to see Dave. I'm the one that looks at him and wonders why he chose me. I'm the one that feels like I won the prize. I'm the one that loves every second I spend with him and cherish every minute I'm in his presence. It's so cool and I feel so truly blessed I can't even explain!!!

Jul 4, 2008

July 4th

So Dave and I had so much fun on the 4th! Not surprising we always have fun together! We had a little bbq which Dave is an amazing chef I must admit! He's so cute! We had watermelon and corn chicken and steak. He cooked it all. The boy seriously is a stud! So after dinner we had this great idea to climb up on the roof and watch the fireworks. So Dave gets out the ladder and starts to climb up to the roof and had some "reservations". :) So I climbed up and started walking around and made the decision that there really wasn't any place to sit. Dave was excited about this although he probably wouldn't admit that. So we went into the front of the house and watched all the neighbors fireworks and shot some of our own off.
Dave had some bottle rockets and I thought I would be cool and hold one while it shot off. So he lit it and I held it and shot off and turned my fingers black. I think I screamed (surprise surprise). :) So we did fireworks and then ended our night playing trivial pursuit which he ended up kicking my butt. We had so much fun!!! Happy 4th of July!!!

Davey Boy

So this is my new blog on my life. This picture is a little explanation of how my life is going right now. Let's describe Davey Boy to everyone. Kinda of a cute story.
I drove by LA Boxing and they were hiring so I went in and I got the job as their manager. The second day I was there I was meeting all the clients and just having a blast when in walked Dan Bishop. He looked at me with a little scowl and I smiled and instantly thought the boy hated me. He's Dave's best friend. Anyway I put him in the computer and smiled and then went back to whatever I was doing. About 30 seconds later Dave walked in. I was blown away. I had no idea what to say. The Jiu Jitsu class was starting that Jason taught and Dave walked up to me and said "Hi I'm Dave." Damon introduced us (the owner of the gym) and I said hi and that's about all I could spit out. I was so drawn to this boy I can't even describe. I instantly liked him.
So Dave comes into the gym on M-W-Sa for Jiu Jitsu. So after about 2 weeks of him coming in and him leaving class to come and flirt with me I was finally realizing how much I was liking this boy. It was complicated though because I was still going through some personal stuff and could only really talk to him.
On the 2nd week it was a Tuesday and he came in by himself which he NEVER came in by himself. And, he never came in on a Tuesday. So for some reason the gym was completely empty by 830 and we closed at 10. He walked in and walked to the back and started lifting weights. I was so awkward and shy and had no idea what to say, but it was cute because neither did he. So at 10 I closed up and told him he could keep lifting while I vacuumed. So we would randomly smile at each other and talk and then I would go back to cleaning. After I was done I walked him to the door and he turned around and smiled at me and said thanks. I thought he was the most beautiful thing I had ever seen and he made my heart melt. I said sure and locked the door. That was our first time together alone and it was so cool. :)
From there things just better and better. It all started the beginning of February. One day the end of March he came in and was so pissed off. Now let's explain Dave in a bad mood. He's a cocky little SOB anyway and he thinks he's so cool and reminds me exactly of my Dad and brother-in-law Jeff. So he walks in and I asked him how his day was and he said, "shit". I instantly felt bad and wanted to give him a hug but we had never even touched, just talked. So the stalker that I am looked up his info on the computer and got his email. I went home that night and just sent him a simple email telling him that I hope he had a better day. He came into the gym the next day and I asked him if he got my email. His eyes lit up like I had never seen before and he said, "You sent me an email?!" I said yes and he didn't get it. I was bummed but thrilled because he was so excited. Just the little things meant the world to him which I thought was so cute.
Anyway from there things just got better. His 26th birthday was April 26th, so I text him (stalker Jill) and started talking to him that way. Then it moved to the computer and from there I finally got the guts to ask him if I could take him out for his Birthday. He said yes. That was our first official date and from there we have been together ever since.
So many little meaningful crazy things have happened between us that are crazy and mean the world to me. We have so much fun together. On my Birthday we made the whole thing official and said we were "boyfriend/girlfriend" which was awesome. We've been together basically every night since.
I have never had so much fun with a boy and been able to be myself and be loved and appreciated for just who I am. He loves the little things about me that no one else has ever cared about. He appreciates the stupid little random gifts I bring him. He remembers everything and knows what I love and tries to do them for me. He's the most incredible boy I have ever known. I truly love this boy with all my heart. It's cool to truly be in love and have them love you back without any strings attached.
From day 1 he has reminded me of Johnny Cash. Dave is the biggest jerk to everyone and cocky and arrogant and hilarious. But to me he treats me like a Queen and I get to see his true side weather good or bad. It reminds me of Johnny Cash and how he treats everyone but loves June with everything he has. So the other day I was at Wal-Mart and I found a card that was a singing card with a Johnny Cash song. I got it for him and he loved it. It's the little things that are so cool and make our relationship so much fun.
I have never felt like I have been in an relationship where I am treated just like I treat them. I've always felt like I had to do more and it's not like that with Dave. Everything is equal and he treats me like I'm his world and he makes me want to be a better person. He doesn't drag me down he brings me up which is awesome!
So anyway there's the Dave story and the reason my little Johnny Cash is so great and why I love him so much!!