Saturday, November 22, 2008


So Riley and I have decided to get sealed in the Rome temple that is currently being built. We had always agreed that we would be sealed in the San Diego temple because that was like his childhood dream temple. And i agreed because i had never felt a particular pull towards a certain temple. but then whilst i was watching G.C. (General Conference) i remember him announcing the temples and that has never been an exciting thing for me... probably because i had never felt the excitement of knowing that one temple was meant for you to go to. And then he announced that there will be a Rome, Italy Temple. And in that moment i felt a pull that i had never felt before. And i think i realized that's why we hadn't made plans to go to San Diego yet because we were MEANT to go to Rome. So i Called my wonderful husband and informed him of my little epiphany. and while i thought he was going to think it a joke, he didn't. Because i think that as soon as i said it he felt a similar pull. So...... we're going to the Temple... as soon as it's built. i've already informed the parental units so that they can save up for the trip if they wish to go. and i've picked out my wedding dress, so now we just save, plan, and wait. I always told Lauren's family that i was going to hold out for the church to build a temple on the nile river in egypt, A Temple Boat, as i so smartly put it.... so as this is a bit of a step down from that, and although i'm a little upset that the church didn't take my suggestions as seriously as i would have liked, i couldn't be more excited. And of course you can't go to Rome without being able to speak Italian... so we have started learning Italian.... I KNOW... COOL HUH!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Sunday, September 28, 2008

A Tribute....

so here it is... 5 years ago this week, i went on a blind date. i was only 15 but this guy asked Megan out and she didn't want to go on a date just him and her so she said she'd only go if he could find someone to go with me. so we (me and Megan) borrowed $20 for gas from my mom and promised to do my homework when we got home. and we headed up north to American Fork. to a place called
and we waited for Sterling to show up with his mystery friend. now we both questioned what kind of wierd people he hung out with and for good reason, for as the years wore on i only met one normal person that he hung out with. and just my luck he happened to bring that one normal person that night. we met at the door to get our tickets there he was in a red hurley sweatshirt, and a pair of cargo pants that i have since then trashed. and that night started a crazy turn of events. from there we hung out every night for a week. and then he didn't call me for a month. and then when he did we went out every night for a week then he didn't call for a month and a half. and it continued on this way til June of 2004 but i didn't really care because i was dating other guys anyway. i dated Aaron for a while and then i dated Russell Brummer pretty seriously for a while. well me and Brummer had a heart to heart one night and decided we just weren't right for eachother for the moment. so on June 4th 2004 things kicked up. Lauren wanted to go see the new Harry Potter movie. the thing is i HATED Harry Potter. and apparently Sterling wanted to go to because (he wanted Lauren) so they played a trick on us, Lauren told me that Riley was going and Sterling told Riley that i was going. so we both showed up. and about 3/4 into the movie we held hands for the first time. and we've been inseperable ever since.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

I'm a mama!

So i've been married to Riley for 2 years now. and the baby hungriness comes and goes in spurts. and as most of you probably know, we purchased a house a month ago. So recently all my friends seem to be either getting married, getting pregnant, or adopting... sooooo i've decided to jump on the band wagon, cause i'm not one to be left behind... so i've adopted a little 1 year old boy named Edward (no not after Edward Cullen)

He's the sweetest little thing ever! he was given up at birth because the Breeder saw that he was white and aparently thats a shame to the Boxer breed, how lame is that. so he's never had a home before he's been passed around from shelter to shelter. so we brought him home and named him Eddie and he's mine and i love him!!!

And here's the really cool thing.... you ready for this... he's deaf! it's a little frustrating when i'm trying to yell at him for doing something bad (which is alot) cause he can't hear me at all. i have to walk across the room to punish him. so i'm definately getting my workout everyday. but i haven't ever been happier. he has brought our marriage to the next level.

so here are some pictures of Eddie

Friday, July 25, 2008



things I'm looking forward to in the coming year:

1) Hopefully getting Prego
2) Lauren's wedding (fingers crossed)
3) moving into a bigger place
) Rye Passing the Police exam

joys in life:
1) Ozzy (my Bulldog)
2) Music
3) The greatest husband ever Riley

movies I have watched more then once:
1) Atonement
2) Josh Groban concert DVD's
3) Penelope

of my fears:

1) finding out that i can't have kids
2) never amounting to my potential
3) gang bangers (seriously i carry mace)

of my Favorite Foods:
1) Blackberries
2) salmon
3) chocolate
4) diet dr pepper

goals of mine:
1) to graduate from college SOON
2) to have a baby and be the best mom in the whole wide world
3) to meet Josh Groban!!!!

TV Shows I Watch:
2) Heroes
3) 24
4)One tree hill
current obsessions:
1) one thats not good for me but i've given it up.
2) i don't really obsess much
3) James McAvoy

places I've visited:
1) The Bahama's
2) New York City (with acting up)
3) New Orleans (with work)
4) the happiest place on earth DISNEYLAND
random facts:
1) i have a weird obsession with post it notes and sharpies
2) i lie to Riley ALOT so i don't have to go biking... is that bad
3) i hate having a to do list. i love playing everything by ear

people who email me regularly:
1) Grandpa Brown
2) My dad
3) farmor
4) my supervisor at work

Places I Would Like to Visit:
1) Scotland
2) Greece
3) NYC again with rye this time though
4) Hawaii

Lil ol' Aunt Flo!

so i'm about to start my wonderful weekend which hopefully includes wakeboarding and laying around doing a whole bunch of nothing. but of course my Aunt Flo has to show up this morning and ruin my entire weekend. i've been puking my guts out all day. and for someone who is trying to break up with ED thats not making my life any easier. and it's right about now i'm getting ready to send my 21 yr old husband to the liqour store down the road. these stupid pills my doc gave me to try and fix me make me MISERABLE! so here i am at home on the couch stupid heating pad on watching the OC which wouldn't be so bad if they would show some episodes i haven't seen 10 times before. So i've concocted my own drug. it consists of midol and coke. i am hoping that the caffiene overload will either help subside the pain or KILL ME!

did you know that in most countries they used to keep menstrating women in a seperate hut or like a dungeon to keep them away from everyone else. here is a picture of the hut in Malatia. i think Rye is about to send me to that hut. And Menstruating women are prohibited from entering Hindu temples because apparently it attracts evil spirits. WONDER WHAT COULD HAVE GIVEN THEM THAT IDEA!

so today i've included a little something for the girls.
this is an actual letter a woman sent to kotex company and no matter how many times i read it i LOVE IT.

Dear Mr. Thatcher,

I have been a loyal user of your Always maxi pads for over 20 years and I appreciate many of their features. Why, without the LeakGuard Core(tm) or Dri-Weave(tm) absorbency, I'd probably never go horseback riding or salsa dancing, and I'd certainly steer clear of running up and down the beach in tight, white shorts. But my favourite feature has to be your revolutionary Flexi-Wings. Kudos on being the only company smart enough to realize how crucial it is that maxi pads be aerodynamic. I can't tell you how safe and secure I feel each month knowing there's a little F-16 in my pants. Have you ever had a menstrual period, Mr. Thatcher? Ever suffered from "the curse"? I'm guessing you haven't. Well, my ‘time of the month’ is starting right now. As I type, I can already feel hormonal forces violently surging through my body. Just a few minutes from now, my body will adjust and I'll be transformed into what my husband likes to call "an inbred hillbilly with knife skills." Isn't the human body amazing? As Branch Manager in the Feminine-hygiene Division, you've no doubt seen quite a bit of research on what exactly happens during your customers' monthly visits from "Aunt Flo". Therefore, you must know about the bloating, puffiness, and cramping we endure, and about our intense mood swings, crying jags, and out-of-control behaviour. You surely realize it's a tough time for most women. In fact, only last week, my friend Jennifer fought the violent urge to shove her boyfriend's testicles into a George Foreman Grill just because he told her he thought Grey's Anatomy was written by drunken chimps. Crazy! The point is, sir, you of all people must realize that America is just crawling with homicidal maniacs in Capri pants... which brings me to the reason for my letter.

Last month, while in the throes of cramping so painful I wanted to reach inside my body and yank out my uterus, I opened an Always maxi-pad, and there, printed on the adhesive backing, were these words: "Have a Happy Period".

"Are you f…..g kidding me?" What I mean is, does any part of your tiny middle-manager brain really think happiness - actual smiling, laughing happiness - is possible during a menstrual period? Did anything mentioned above sound the least bit pleasurable? Well, did it, James? FYI, unless you're some kind of sick S&M freak girl, there will never be anything "happy" about a day in which you have to jack yourself up on Motrin and Kahlua and lock yourself in your house just so you don't march down to the local Walgreen's armed with a hunting rifle and a sketchy plan to end your life in a blaze of glory.

For the love of God, pull your head out, man! If you just have to slap a moronic message on a maxi pad, wouldn't it make more sense to say something that's actually pertinent, like "Put Down the Hammer" or "Vehicular Manslaughter Is Wrong", or are you just picking on us? Sir, please inform your Accounting Department that, effective immediately, there will be an $8 drop in monthly profits, for have chosen to take my maxi-pad business elsewhere. And though I will certainly miss your Flex-Wings, I will not for one minute miss your brand of condescending bullshit. And that's a promise I will keep... Always

Friday, June 20, 2008


do you ever think about Neanderthals. i was thinking about that movie 10,000 BC and i was a little bothered that this girl had dirt in her hair and on her face and she was like hotter than anyone i know. so then i was thinking about what they would really look like. here is what i'm thinking

1.) dried blood (from the raw animals that they would rip apart with their teeth) ALL over their face and under their nails and in their ears (don't ask just go with it)
2.) BIG FAT NOSES... bigger than mine... i know thats hard to believe that a nose that big could exist
3.) i think the women would have like dread locks coming out from under their arms. with dried blood holding the dreads in place
4.) her little toga thing would be made out of a dead carcus from her dinner the week before so it would have plenty of time to dry out. and the head of the poor little dingo would still be attached.
5.) and she would have huge flat feet. GROSS.

i've included a picture up at the top and i would like to know if ANYONE finds her attractive. cause that is what the truth really looks like. i know its a little disturbing... but i thought you had a right to know.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

here I am

so... i've decided to start blogging. because when i write in a journal i always think someones going to read what i wrote. but on here i assume someone might maybe care enough to read it so i censor myself enough so i don't have to worry... that made sense in my mind

anyway my name is Savannah Lee Gardiner my maiden name is Savannah Lee Brown. i'm married to Riley Gardiner and we've been married since 2006.

So Rye's been trying to get on with the LVMPD for about 6 months now so thats an ongoing thing. i'll try to keep everyone updated. he's going in on July 8th to retake the written test. in march he didn't pass but only by 4% so i'm hopeful.