Thursday, December 2, 2010
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
And, of course, Bryce SPOILED me! He got me an iPod Touch! I was totally surprised. He shouldn't have but I sure love it!
We brought our yummy cake topper with us! (Thanks for keeping that for us mom!)
We spent one day looking around at the Deer Valley Resort. It was a pretty fancy place!
We rode up the "funicular" to the main hotel where we found a game of chess. I had never played before but Bryce taught me what to do...
...and guess who won!
It was a wonderful time! I am gratful for a wonderful first year and look forward to an eternity more!
Saturday, November 6, 2010
But, I am sad to say I did not take advantage of the nice weather. I went to a craft fair then went home to clean the house. Nice eh?! It was good though...our house really needed it! Bryce and I have both been so busy that our home has not been getting the attention it needs.
The day did give me something to talk about though...our new apartment! We moved into this new place about 2 months ago. We love it! It is a bigger than our old place, has washer/dryer hookups, an extra bathroom, covered parking for both of us, and is just an all around upgrade. So, here are the long anticipated pictures of our new home.
~front door and stairs~
~dining area and back door~
~our extra bedroom...that is actually functional...love that~
So there you have it! It is a fun little place. We are glad we found it!
Oh, and if you were wondering what Bryce was doing while I was hard at work back at the house...
~opening day of the pheasant hunt...rough day for Bryce huh?!~
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Monday, October 11, 2010
With all that said, we have still been able to do a lot of fun things. Here are a few of them:
Have a best friends wedding. Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Justin and Melissa Schmidt! It was such a nice day!
Visit Capitol Reef National Park with the whole family!
Go hunting!! Bryce got several good shots at some nice, and not so nice, bucks. He has not got anything yet...thank goodness for the extended hunt!
Camping up Blacksmiths Fork with Melissa and Justin.
Make an addition to our family!!!! One Claw! Our new little red claw crab :) (This was Bryce's idea...are you at all surprised?!)
Go to the USU v BYU football game with Heather and Derrick Mickelson (Go Aggies!!)
Buy Bryce a new shotgun...
And shoot it with the fam :)
And one more thing, we moved! Pictures will soon be coming, hopefully. We LOVE our new house!
So, as you can see, we don't have time to waste time! It has been a great and busy fall! Life is good!
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Ok...I do not really know where we were going on this early morning...but I had to include the picture. It was like 9 a.m. and Bryce was starving. So, he stopped at Maverick in Nibley and dressed up this monstrous Bahama Mama. I was cracking up while he ate it. Ya gotta love that!!
Next up we have some pictures from a bon-fire that we had with our friends the Freckletons. We went up Blacksmith's Fork, did some fishing, played some games, and of course ate some yummy food. Bryce's famous dutch oven potatoes are like my new favorite food!!
Over the 4th of July we were able to take a fun camping trip to the Greys River up near Star Valley Wyoming. We went with my whole family. There were a lot of good laughs and Bryce caught quite a few fish. It was a blast!
Now, my personal summer favorite, THE POOL! I would spend every day at the pool if I could. I can't seem to soak up enough sun! I went every chance that I got. Bryce was a good sport and tagged along with me a couple times. Here is is going to go try out the slide!
A really exciting thing that happened this summer is Cole getting his mission call. We all gathered 'round and cheered when we heard him read "Called to serve in the Peru, Cuzco mission...you know! Like Cuzco on Emperor's New Groove. We love that movie at our house! Cole is going to be a great missionary!
Now, a summer favorite, fireworks. They are always fun. This is Bryce and I at the fireworks at Weber State.
Here is a crack up story. We were outside working on Bryce's truck (we did A LOT of that this summer too!!) and then Bryce saw this little bunny standing right by the garbage cans of our apartments. He was the cutest little guy! So, we caught him and brought him in our house. We fed him some brussel sprouts and Bryce was convinced that we HAD to keep him. I named him Charlie. He was sweet but there was no way I was going to keep that thing. I think Bryce may have shed a tear but he finally agreed to let Charlie go.
Over the 24th of July we went to Ennis Montana with Bryce's family. It was an interesting time, but a good one. Bryce got to fish his favorite river and he caught a true LUNKER! We ended up leaving early after a somewhat sticky situation but it turned out to be a great thing. We stopped off to buy some clothes at the DI and were able to do a temple session in the Idaho Falls temple. I was a very nice experience to feel so close to Bryce after having a bit of a rough time. I'm glad I had my best friend around this summer!
The last adventure I will tell is fishing at Devils Creek just North of Malad in Idaho. We spent the day with my dad, bro, and sis on the lake. It was fun. I caught this little beauty. Bryce did not catch anything but he had fun fishing and looking for deer.
It was a nice summer. Bryce and I had a lot of fun together! It is nice to know that even though life is crazy and sometimes throws curve balls we aren't ready for, with a best friend by your side, you are able to make it through anything. Thanks honey for a great summer! I can't wait for more to come!!
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Day 4: Grand Cayman Island
Day 5: Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Days 3 & 6: Sea Days
Day 7: Sawgrass Recreation Park, FL
We had some time to kill between the boat docking and catching our plane. We decided we would spend it in the Everglades. Bryce and I ate breakfast with a couple that told us about Sawgrass Recreation Park and we decided that's what we wanted to do too. We rented 2 cars and found our way around Fort Lauderdale to the park. A crazy, old Florida native took us on an air boat ride. It was totally different than any other boat ride I had ever been on. We were all shocked how it seemed to glide across what we all thought was pure mud. We saw a lot of interesting critters including a HUGE male gator! He came right up to our boat and it looked like he was going to climb on in! He was way cool to see! After our boat ride we checked out the zoo on site. They had a lot of random animals and a lot of gators. We even held some little babies! Kind of nerve racking but fun!
Our trip was a great success! We tried some fancy new foods, saw critters that we had never seen before, visited places we'd only dreamed about, and had a lot of cool experiences. The trip was totally a sporadic thing and we are so glad our friends talked us into it. Thanks Bryce for the fun memories!!