Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Mrs. Claus' Cookbook!!!

Some people have a ton of creativity. Way more than I do, at least!
So that is why said creative people create blogs.
So people who have no talent, like me, can steal their ideas!
It's a win-win scenario, yes?
OK, maybe not so much, but at least I get some yummy recipes out of the deal, right?

HERE is my newest find! It is AMAZING!!!

Its called "North Pole (dot) com" and there is a section on here called Mrs. Claus' Cookbook.
You MUST check it out!
There are SO many recipes on there, and I have just solved all of my Holiday conundrums in one click of a mouse!
(Well, maybe a little more than that after I do all of the baking?)
I LOVE the web for sites that teach me awesome, wonderful new ideas for food. When I find wonderful new sites, I promise to share them here! If you know any, feel free to share them too! I love new recipes. You've got to add a little spice to life, you know?!
Well, I hope you enjoy this new find as much as I do!
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011


So here's the deal. I love puppy breath. A LOT.
You know how some women are baby crazy? Well, I love babies... but I LOVE puppies.
We both do (Andrew and Me).
So this past weekend, we were driving around Idaho Falls with Andrew's parents and Sheron needed to go to Micheal's for some fabric. Not being too overly excited about the craft store, Andrew and I walked next door to Petco.
While in the store we met this little guy

He's a bearded collie and SO DANG CUTE!
The dog that we saw was actually 8 months old and his name was MAXX, but we didn't get a good picture of him. Still, I have been looking at these dogs and they are all so cute!
We got to take MAXX for a walk so we took him out to the parking lot to show the parents. Even though Sheron won't admit it, she loved him.
Everywhere we went that day Ross kept saying, "Now, we can go back and get that dog, Sheron, but your going to have to feed it and water it and take it for rides in the razor. We can only have that dog if you take care of it."
Well, we didn't end up getting the dog, but we have been talking about getting one and we decided when the time comes, we at least know the breed that we want. These little guys sure are sweet dogs. They are more mellow than border-collies. Their hair grows really long, too so we'll have to maintain often, but we decided it'll be worth it!
What do you think? Are you more of a cat or dog person?
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, November 28, 2011


I want to introduce you to some really special people.

First is my Mom. She is here ^^^ on the far left. She is a very giving person and never says no to anyone. I have learned so much from her and I am so grateful for the example she has set for me. I love how fun she is. Hazen and I always say she fits in better with the kids than the adults. She's just spunky and carefree. She is laid back and easy going and I hope someday that I can learn to be as tolerant and stress-free as she is.
Second is my Mother and Father-in law, Sheron and Ross. Andrew and I spend lots of our time with them. They are just fun to be around and they are very in love with each other. We don't ever have a boring day when we are with them and I am so grateful to have been given the opportunity to be 'adopted' into their family.

This is Hazen the Blazin' Raisin. I just call him Brohiem. He is truly my buddy, and if Andrew is my best friend, I'd have to say that Hazey comes in a close second. This kid is funny! He has me rolling every time I see him. He's a hard worker with strong determination. I am grateful to call him my brother!

Next is the man holding the door here. This is my Grandpa DeVar Weekes. Ever since I can remember I have had this special connection with him. I don't know why but we just mesh for some reason. I look up to him for many things and he is a great person in the eyes of most anyone he meets. Looking back, most of my fondest memories include times spent with my grandpa. I am grateful for his influence in my life.

This is my dad, Tray. We aren't very close, and never really have been. I have still learned great things from him though. He is one of the better horsemen I have known. He can do some amazing things with those beautiful creatures and I am glad to have learned along his side. He is very hard working and has an entrepreneurial spirit. He can take any old scrap and turn it into something beautiful. Relationships aren't his strong points, but he really is a good person deep inside. I hope people can look past his imperfections and see that. He has so much to teach.

There are so many influential people in my life. There are many I would still like to add to this list. I will save that for another day though. I'd just like to say thank you to everyone who has been an example in my life. (Many, many people make this list!) It means so much to me that there are good people in this harsh world. We live in a time of trial and sadness, yet it is through individual people that we can see light and understand that there is hope, yet. I am grateful for this knowledge and to know people who prove this to be true.
Thank you!

*Love Story*

So, as you know, we got married on August 27th.
I don't know who has seen the pictures, but I thought I might post some on here. We took SO many! I will be editing for a long time, but I love them! They turned out great!
Here's a little peak into our day...

In the Bottom of a Deep, Dark Cave...

I used to have a blog... it failed... Mainly because it has become more of a journal and I don't invite people to read it... so I have taken this post from it to share with you if you want to know how Andrew proposed!
:-) Enjoy!

So, June 4th would be the date... ITS OFFICIAL!!! (Andrew and I are tying the knot and I am the future "Mrs. Newman"!!!)The day started out like any normal day... I slept in this morning due to a late night chatting it up with my roommate, Nicole. I then got ready to head down to my cousin, Landon's wedding. I called Andrew on the way just to see if he wanted to tag along because I knew he was working on his pick up. I'll admit that I was kinda surprised when he chose going to a wedding over working in the shop, but I was happy that my buddy was going to be taggin' along with me all day.For the past 4 weeks, I have been waiting to see how he was going to do this because we looked at rings a little over four weeks ago. I honestly was starting to loose hope that it was ever going to happen. Lucky for me, my guy is just really tricky and wanted to surprise me!We got done with the wedding and decided to drive around Idaho Falls for a little while before we headed home. We went to the Park and went for a little ride on the Ferris Wheel there! It was AWESOME!!! Then we just kept driving around town and going to tons of stores including Toys-R-Us, Sportsman's Warehouse, Sport Authority, Pretty much the WHOLE Mall (Except for the rings stores because I just couldn't bring myself to go into one again and know I wouldn't be leaving with one on my finger hehe) Later Andrew told me that whole jaunt around town was to throw me off and bore me to death. Well, it didn't necessarily bore me, but it did make me EXTREMELY tired so we finally decided to head back to the Burg.
Once we got back to my place, he got this great idea that we should go to the civil defense caves. I thought he was crazy given how tired I was, but I had really been wanting to go so I agreed. We ran to my Weekes' grandparents to grab some flashlights and were on our way.
We get to the cave, and I, never having this experience earlier and not knowing what in the world to expect, become a little worried about what I have gotten myself into. Still, I trek down into this dark abyss after him and muster up all of my courage to try to be a brave little girl even though I was freaking out about going down into that thing.
Well, we walked, and walked, and walked... read some graffiti on the wall, talked, walked some more, slipped around on some ice for a while and had a jolly good time just praying that our lights wouldn't die. Eventually, after lots of dripping water, straining of our eyes, slipping on rocks, and two groups of glow-stick-hide-and-seek players, we reach a wall that I am just too scared to climb we sit for a second just listening to the silence... I turn off my light and find a glow-stick. I turn around to show him and find that he has turned his light off too. He tells me to keep mine off, and I begin to wonder if he is going to try to scare me... The next thing I know, he tells me to turn my light on and he is on one knee with a little ring box in his hand!The first thing that comes out of my mouth is, "You bring me all the way into this deep, dark hole where I might have died and ask me to marry you!?" After laughing, and maybe some kissing, he replies, "So, does that mean yes?" And I think you can figure out the answer to that question...
Today was pretty much one of the best days of my life and through all of the darkness in this world, Andrew is my light. He is my treasure found at the bottom of a deep, dark cave. I know we will be happy together and I am so grateful that he chose me!

On the Ferris Wheel in Tauphus Park...

In the CAVE... can you tell it was dark? I think we might be blind now :-)
(I secretly think we look REALLY funny in this but it was pitch black and a camera flash after 20 minutes of darkness is a bit shocking)

The B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L ring! He did well!

So, What's in a Name?

Some people I follow have the cutest dang blogs! I have tried to do it, too, but I'd like to know... Does your title sound as cheesy to you as mine does to me?
I love how clever some of my friends have been. For example, some of the blogs I follow include titles such as :
Pioneer Woman
Yours Truly
How Does She...
The Pastoral Muse
Mormon in Manhattan
I could keep going, but for your sake, I'll stop right there.
Point in case: Some people are very creative and witty.
Naming this blog was hard. I though about it for days, actually. Then, suddenly, it came to me. It was like and answer from above, or something like that...
I thought of the news boys who used to deliver the latest headlines on the streets of New York... I was actually trying to think of something catchy to go along with "Newman" ha!
"Well," I thought, "This is going to be a blog about the latest news in our life... why not call it something like that?"
So, the Newman Family Newsie was born. This is the means by which our news will make it to those who care about us. Hopefully it makes sense and is somewhat funny and not dumb. I hope that you find it inspiring the way I find the titles my friends have used.
If not, you are still welcome to read, just promise me one thing?
Don't poke too much fun at this silly girl's blog title and I'll try to keep you entertained!
After, Juliet did say that a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. I think she was really advising me that my blog, by any name, would be more or less the same!
Thanks for stopping by!

It's A BLOG!!!

Hi there!
I'm Cheltzey.
And for those of you who don't know, this hottie here with me is my wonderful hubby, Andrew! ----->
We were married on August 27th, 2011
And this is our story!

Just a little about us:
Andrew grew up in Monteview, Idaho.
He loved playing football, and is an avid outdoor-sports fan.
In 2008, he left for an LDS two year service mission in Asuncion, Paraguay.
He came home and left for Laramie Wyoming, where he tackled a 9 month education/training program in Automotive Technology and Trim/Upholstery.
He graduated with his Associates in March and came back home to begin working in a shop in Rexburg so he can receive his ASE Certification.
I, Cheltzey, was born in Blackfoot, Idaho. I later moved to Monteview with my mom and my brother.
I finished high school at West Jefferson, where I met Andrew and we became friends. I always thought he was "cute" but we weren't much more than acquaintances before Andrew left for Paraguay. I loved FFA in high school and decided to pursue a career in Agricultural Education so that I could one day teach people how to become self-reliant and take part in the inspiring task the agriculture offers. I started school at BYU-Idaho in September of 2009, and am currently finishing my 5th semester here. I should be done with school in the next year or so.

Andrew got ahold of me in November of 2010 over Facebook. Because he hadn't seen or heard from me for so long, he asked if I would meet with him one night over his Christmas Holiday. What we thought would be an hour or so long date turned into much more than that, and we ended up meeting up with each other almost every day of his break.
When he went back to school, we promised to keep in touch with each other and we would just see what happened. We ended up talking on Skype almost everyday until he came back to Idaho.
Andrew graduated and came home, and proposed to me on June 4th 2011. I'll post the story about how he proposed soon.
That's us, and we'll let you know more about our adventures soon! Thanks for stopping by.