Tuesday, January 7, 2014


The Year in Review:

January- Moved back to Rexburg and bought our truck, Cadet Kelly! Also got called as CTR 4 teachers at church, so fun!

February- Lots of bonfires in the snow/school/watching the Bachelor every Tuesday afternoon together.

March- Kevin and Marissa came and visited Rexburg for a weekend!

April- Went to Kevin, Jessica, and Marissa's BYU graduation. Took our spring break trip to Dallas, TX and Kansas City, Missouri. Saw Liberty Jail, Adam-ondi-Ahman, and ate lots of BBQ in Missouri.

May- Trip to Yellowstone with the Kmetz Family and Brad came to Rexburg!

June- Mom Wagner came to Rexburg and we went to Bear World!

July- Awesome trip to Logan with the Teerlink's including, 4 wheeling, demolition derby, and President and Sister Cook's homecoming! Finished our semester and moved back to Henderson, NV.

August- Trip to Disneyland/Pismo Beach/Bakersfield! I fractured my elbow. We celebrated our 1st anniversary!

September- Ben broke his ribs falling off of a skateboard. Getting back to the routine of working!

October- McKee sister's trip to Dallas, TX for Time out for Women! I celebrated my 21st birthday at Sunset Station!

November- Ben turned 24! We had a Wagner Thanksgiving in Las Vegas complete with tons of shopping, the Hoover Dam, Ethel M Cactus Garden, seeing Frozen with Marissa (amazing movie), and walking the strip!

December- We had Christmas in Dallas, TX and spent three days touring New Orleans! Complete with tons of seafood, going to the WWII museum, and the Tobasco Factory!

It's been one of the hardest years, but one of the best years of my life. I am so grateful for my husband and for all he does for me.

I am using this more of a journal just to document so I can look back and remember. It's also too complicated to put pictures in here, so you'll just have to go to Facebook for that!

We are so grateful for our family and friends and we are excited to start this new year! Ben has begun taking classes January-April online so we can continue to work in Las Vegas. Then in April we will move back to Rexburg (ONE LAST TIME!) so I can finish my Bachelors degree! Yay! Then after that, who knows what we will do :) I'm hoping for a longgggg vacation at the beach hopefully ;)

Wednesday, March 27, 2013


I have recently been less inclined to get on Facebook (i know crazy right?) because I can't stand looking at all of these red pictures with pink equal signs.

I have found two great articles that I would like to share with everyone:




It's about government involvement (way too much of it) and redefining a word, "marriage", to be what everyone else wants it to be, ridiculous. Make up your own word.

Enjoy these articles!

I also enjoyed them because they came from non-LDS standpoints, not to say I don't agree with LDS standpoints, because I totally do, but these articles show its about more than religion and tradition.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

All I want for Christmas....


 a cute baby like so...

to wear this outfit and not look retarded...

a really cute baby like so...

to eat all of this...all the time...and not get fat(ter)...

to have cute bedside tables instead of gray tubs...

a baby kitty...

and to have hair like this, long and thick...

and to have the motivation to do this...so I can look HOT!!! 


What do you want for Christmas?

Monday, December 10, 2012

24 days!

Ben and I leave for Rexburg in 24 days!
Woo! I think we are both excited to leave Vegas and head back up to our love land of Rexburg.
I've missed school dearly, I've also missed the social life.

Today I was thinking to myself I can't wait to go to Rexburg so I can eat some:

I don't care what you say, Cafe Rio sucks and Costa Vida is so so so so so much better.

Although I'm not excited for the snow, my nose hairs freezing, or slipping on ice, I'm excited for everything else.

I thought of something else I wanted to eat in Rexburg but now I can't remember what it is, so I guess Costa Vida is it!

We began to pack last night--which really ended up as "woah look at all this cool crap I have that I've forgotten about, that I haven't used in the last 6 months but I still need it".

geesh. Wish us luck in packing!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012


Our Thanksgiving celebrations started early Thursday morning and ended late Sunday night!
Ben's older brother Brad came and stayed with us for about five days, we partied hard!
Our Thanksgiving was:
Football, Food, and Guns.
Pretty successful!

I of course didn't get many pictures, but I did take a few of my nieces and nephews as we were hanging out after eating!


I didn't get pictures of my other two nephews Colter and Quentin. Colter was too busy playing football and Quentin was too busy pretending to be a dragon.
Aunt Jacquie < Dragon.
who can blame him, right?

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

burritos. and not the good kind.

Last night I woke up around 2am to hear Ben whining. 

whiningpresent participle of whine (Verb)

  1. Give or make a long, high-pitched complaining cry or sound.
  2. Complain in a feeble or petulant way.

So he was whining. So then this happened:

Jacquie: "Ben, what's wrong? Ben?"
Ben: "I'M STUCK!"
Jacquie: I just started laughing. Ben had managed to roll himself in a sheet burrito and could NOT get out of it!! It was hilarious.
I finally helped him roll out of it. And he was a happy clam. He rolled over and fell back asleep. 

He doesn't remember a thing. 

Poor kid.  He thought he was going to die in that sheet burrito. 

Monday, November 19, 2012

The Strip.

So we live in Henderson and we are about 20-25 minutes away from the strip.
So we had nothing to do so we went to the strip!
We parked at Excalibur and played lots of arcade games! We won tickets and I got an eye bouncy ball and Ben got a parachute man.
We then walked to New York New York and were about to ride the roller coaster and we took these pictures:

Then we got in trouble and we couldn't take our phone on the roller coaster, unless we paid an extra fifty cents to put it in a locker. We didn't like that, so we got a refund for our tickets and went on our way.

We then decided we needed some dessert (or rather, I decided) so we headed to the MGM Grand and went to rainforest cafe!
We got the volcano!!! It's awesome! I didn't get a picture of it, but basically its chocolate brownies with chocolate sauce, caramel, ice cream, and whipped cream with a firework on top.
It was delicious.
Ben decided to play 'psychic' again, so we did.
Here was my plate:
 Here was Ben's:

We also got to sit RIGHT next to the fish tank! I decided next time we would bring Gomez our fish and he could play with the other fishies.

Then we made our way back to Excalibur to our car:

I was like:

And Ben was like:

The end.