Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Monday, June 4, 2012

SLC time

Did you know that we just barely went to City Creek?

The newest SLC attraction that everyone B-lined to opening day?


But it still had its opening-day greatness.

We didn't even go inside a store though...the water/fire show was too entertaining.

And then we got distracted by the Cheesecake Factory.

But before all that, we did manage to cross an item off our Utah Bucket List. 
Michael had never been up on the roof of the Conference Center -- 
that is not ok, considering his thumb is greener than any other out there.
He walked around loving it all. 
I'm wondering if he's going to attempt to put fields and gardens on our roof someday.

His sisters used to call him Father Earth. I kind of love that. 
His biggest concern about our move is how to get his orange tree to Indiana.
I kind of place "finding a job" above that, but don't tell him.

 Other Bucket List highlights include:
              • Seven Peaks
              • Hiking Timp
              • Eating at Sammy's
              • Eating at Sammy's again.
So many things to do!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Another Happy Couple!

We had the happiest occasion last week!

My beautiful Aunt Tanya married her best friend Dan, and we are so happy for her.

Tanya is an angel, and I have memories of her being that way as long as I can remember.


She is one of the most selfless people I know. 

All her time goes to serving others, whether it's my grandma,
her students, or children she helps when she travels the world.

She has been to waaaaay too many countries. 
If I didn't love her so much, I'd be completely jealous.
But that's just another thing I love about her -- she's always up for an adventure.

  My family was so happy to celebrate her wedding with her. We all love her SO much.

The biggest compliment I ever get paid is, 
"Hey, you kind of look like Tanya did when she was your age."

That just makes my day :)

We love you, Tanya and Dan! Congratulations!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

A message from a Mrs.

Sorry I've been MIA!

Watch THIS VIDEO and forgive me.

And this goes out to every single person in that video
(we have the BEST family and friends):

More pics and details to follow...

Probably sporadically, and forever. Because it was a really good day.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

An Easter Declaration

"In our hour of deepest sorrow, 
we can receive profound peace from the words of the angel 
that first Easter morning -- 'He is not here, for He is risen.'"

He is risen! He is risen!
Tell it out with joyful voice.
He has burst his three days’ prison;
Let the whole wide earth rejoice.
Death is conquered; man is free.
Christ has won the victory! 

I know that Jesus Christ lives. Easter Sunday is so special to me.
I hope you enjoy watching this as much as I did:

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Philly and back again

I think I've had my fill of solo flights. 

Planes and airports are so much more fun when 
you have someone to watch people with.

And someone to watch your stuff when you go to the bathroom.

It's the little things, you know?

But I headed out to Philly solo for a week, and people-watched by my lonesome.

I was out there to work a conference -- I sure love those.

Plus, we had cool neighbors.

They gave away flashlights that double as pencils.

Leave it to Google.

The best part of the experience was repeatedly walking through and eating

I'd say 85% of the food I ate in Philly came from this busy place.

I almost just listed all the yummy things I ate there...
but I'll save both of us from cravings and skip out on that.

Being gone for a week when you're getting married in three is no bueno.

Felt good to get back to the people I love!

p.s. If you knew that Fun. was coming to Utah on Saturday,
and you didn't let me know...
we're fighting.

This is the best song ever to belt out in your car.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

And we're back...

A post-less month. Whoops!

I've been a little busy getting ready for this April 21 deal. 

And when I'm not doing that, I'm with this guy.

We're happy people.

Happy people that will be married in one month!

And as it gets closer, some new worries come to mind...

What happens when he realizes just how much milk I drink?

What if he snores? What if I snore?

What if every single married person in the world is right, and marriage is really hard?

But then we laugh about something and I'm not so worried about the worries.

He'll love me through all the gallons of milk I go through,

there's no way he snores louder than my dad,

and marriage will be great and hard. Mostly great.

Especially because I got such a catch.

He didn't even complain through this invitation-envelope-stuffing madness.

Getting Sammy's pie-shakes eased our pain.

And it felt good to get all those invites in the mail!

"I'm in love, I'm in love, and I don't care who knows it!" - Buddy the Elf.

April 21 is coming fast.

Then we'll be happy people, with the same last name.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Face Time

Lydia loves phones.

Preferably phones that work, but she's also happy with hers. Which doesn't work.

But, you can't get her off of it. ?
 She discovered the turn-around camera on my iPhone, and went to town.

I'm seeing some family resemblance.
And she's seriously cute. So I'm ok with that.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Toby Keith disappoints. Again.

Dear Dad,

Look where your girls went this weekend...

...and it only further convinced us of the annoyingness of Toby Keith. Four thumbs down.

Drive time: 30 min
Wait time: 150 min
Mason jars of beer: 1,278

Leaving to go to the Outback: Priceless.

Keith Urban forever.


Your Daughters

p.s. Actual wait time listed. No exaggerations used in the writing of this blog post.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Next year...

After working in DC for the week, I made sure to get a few days of Ali and Boston in before my return to Utah land.

We were so ready for the Super Bowl, predictions and all.

Maybe the final score didn't turn out quite as planned... But at least I got some prizes!

Cheering for the Patriots felt depressingly similar to being a Jazz fan during NBA playoffs.

Can't catch a break. At least Ali took Monday off to play with me - saved her from spending a day with an entirely grumpy, bad-mood city.

Now I'm heading home with a box of cannolis in hand!

Pretty sure those need to be refrigerated.

But Michael needs to try one, and Rachel will still love one regardless of temperature standards.

Hopefully it's a fast flight!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Full Time Fun

My second home. Sometimes first.

I love my job, and I love event planning -- but sometimes when event time comes around...

...this is lunch. And days are crazy.

But hey, you'll never catch me complaining about chocolate on chocolate.

Sometimes I pinch myself to see if I'm really getting paid to plan events. Best job ever.

Except when I come home and plan my own wedding, part of me feels like I'm still getting paid.