Wednesday, December 17, 2008

New Years Bash!!!

For all of you who need a reminder of how great the celebration is at the cabin over New Years, I thought I would post some previous highlights.
Melting snow for water.

Snow shoeing.

Derek and me plowing snow!

The double sledders. Pretty Scary!

The Luge!

This is going to be a get together to remember. They always are, so schedule some time to come from the 30th to the 1st hope to see ya there.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Our Tree

This year we kept finding good looking trees but none of them were tall enough for Jared. Then we came across this cute tree & brought it home with us.
Wyatt in shock from so much whipped cream!

And so far Lucy loves the tree. It's her one chance to pretend like she's outside I guess.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

We're excited for Christmas!

I can't wait to see what Lucy does when we get our tree up. Right now she enjoys laying on the tree skirt.

Turkey Trot

Jared & I haven't been running much since it got cold but after finding out about this race on Thanksgiving morning we had something to try & train for. It was 4 miles & proved that we are not in as good of shape as we once were.

Santa came out of his housein his p.j. bottoms. I'm pretty sure he's the real thing.

Here's Jared & Ryan showing their excitement at the beginning of the race. After the race Jared went & played football & the rest of the day kept complaining how sore he was & kept saying "Gary's a big guy."

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Orlando! sorry, it's long

Jared & I bought plane tickets several months ago to visit our friends, Derek & Chelsea, who were suppose to be moving to NY. They ended up moving to UT instead so we kept our tickets & decided to go to Orlando to visit Jared's brother Kevin & his wife Amy & their kids. Since we kept our tickets with Jetblue we had to go to NY then down to Orlando so here is the only bit of NY we got to see.

We LOVE Walt Disney World & have been there every year since we've been married. This year we were adventurous & tried a lot of new things we'd never done before. Now we have some new favorites.

Jared was sad we only got to do this one once becuase the line was always so long. It was like a 3-D Carnival video game. Tons of fun!!

Yes, I won! That's another reason Jared wanted to do it again, is to see if he could beat me :)

Another favorite was the character animation class. It's in Hollywood Studios (MGM) & they teach you how to draw one character each class. It's about 20-30 min. long & it's amazing how easy they make it.

Here are the results of the class. We did it twice in a row right before the park closed.

It was so great to see everyone. Jared & Boston got to bond in a special way. We went to see HSM 3 and at the end of the movie Boston crawled on Jared's lap & was squirming around like he couldn't get comfortable then ended up throwing up all over him. It was crazy but luckily we were on the front row so only Jared got covered :)

We got to meet our new little nephew Van! Only makes us wish even more that we got to see them more often.

One day we went to Sea World & Avery was so brave & went on this log ride with us. It was a very humid day so my hair was poofy. The kids dressed up & went trick-or-treating around the park.

Before we left we were able to go to Cocoa Beach. It made it even harder to come home to the colder weather. I could hang out at the beach all day if Jared would let me.
We had a wonderful time! Thanks Kevin & Amy for letting us stay once again & for taking care of us!!
Unfortunately Jared was sick on the way home with a cold so during our layover in Pheonix he got to take a quick nap before getting to SLC at 11:30 pm. Isn't he cute?

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

St. George

Many thanks to Jeff & Lindsay for letting us stay at the condo & to Derek & Chelsea for driving with us to St. George. We had fun soaking in the sun, golfing, & playing tennis.

This is hard to see but the guys in it are Jared, Ryan, Nick & Derek. They went golfing in the morning then Jared & Derek went again with the rest of us.

Conference Weekend

For Conference Weekend we went to Logan & stayed with Casey & Melanie. Melanie took us to a fun miniature golf course one night which was decorated really cute for Halloween.

On Saturday we went (without Jared) to the last day of the Farmer's Market & got an adorable wreath for only $10, & some earings for $5. It was great!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Fall time

Here is a little Halloween decor that I made the other day thanks to Country Home Magazine & my mom for providing the great magazine each month. I saw it in there & happened to have 3 vases (thanks Jared) that were the perfect size so I made good use of them, finally.

Jared & I decided to drive the Nebo loop on Saturday & it was quite pretty. I was super tired & wanted to sleep the whole drive but did my best to stay awake.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Somewhere in the Uintas

We had a great weekend at Lindsay's family cabin last weekend. (we really missed you Hunter family) We rode the ATVs, played a funny game of balderdash. Someone, I won't mention who, but someone laughed so hard he was crying through the whole game......Alex. Jared & I set up the tent on the deck one night & found out the next morning we were lucky since there were crying babies most of the night. We played horseshoes & with some coaching from Lindsay I kind of got the hang of it. Hopefully this will become an annual tradition!


Jared & I decided to spend our Labor Day weekend in Logan at Casey & Mel's. After a fun game of golf with Derek & Chelsea we headed north & babysat Wyatt. The next morning we went rock climbing in the Canyon & we ran out of time so I was really the only one that got to climb. Jared started to lead for his first time but it was too hard so he only went part way.
After a lot of muscle & time I made it to the very top.
I love this picture of Wyatt & his double chin!

4 Year Anniversary

I'm late posting this but our 4 year anniversary was August 20. Jared planned a night's stay at Hotel Park City which I've been wanting to do for awhile. After we checked into our room we went on the coaster & Alpine Slide. The coaster is the best & you get to go together.

Then we ate dinner & went swimming at the hotel. We saw President Uchtdorf & Jared almost got to shake his hand. The next morning we had to get up extra early to make our 7:15 tee time. We were grouped with another twosome which I wasn't happy about but they ended up being nice older guys. We hadn't had breakfast so I could only do 9 holes but it was a beautiful & very fun course! I'm excited to spend another 4 years & more with my super husband!

After golfing & taking a quick swim at the pool before checking out, we headed to the SL Temple to do a session & remember our excitement & nerves 4 years ago. It was a great experience!