Monday, August 31, 2009


Look at these happy faces. Remember when it used to be exciting for the first day of school? You'd get butterflies and couldn't sleep? You'd have the perfect outfit ready to put on in the morning and you were ready to go 30 minutes before you even had to leave? Those were better times.
School has started once again. This is the first REAL week back and I already know it's going to be a busy semester. I'm taking 18 credits and the goal is to finish school strong. I'm lucky enough that with my last two semesters my full-time job will be being a student. The hubby is working and we've agreed that my main focus is school until April. So, I may survive this busy schedule.
I've got one goal and one goal only for this semester and I'll be letting you know how it's going.


No late assignments, work before play, ect. I know that as long as I follow this simple goal that I'll be able to do well and that is the light at the end of the tunnel! 18 credits, bring it on!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

This Guy...

is OFFICIALLY on the Utah Court Roster for his mad mediation skills!
Good job my super cool and smart husband ( can you believe he's actually both? I know... )! So proud of you and all of the hard work and time it took to accomplish this.

Friday, August 21, 2009

August has Been Speedy!

I feel like I'm running at full speed all of the time and there's no way I'm ever
going to catch up. Things are busy with school starting for me next week (yuck)
and the summer coming to an end (bigger yuck). Steve is still working at MRIoA
and we're happy that in this economy he has a steady job. August has been
super fun for us. Tomorrow will be the first Saturday in a while that we don't
have to wake up at a certain time and be on the go from the moment our heads
leave our pillows. I'm SO excited about that. I had a girls night with the Low
family and I painted every one's nails so if you're wondering what that first pic is,
that's that. I try to be the super cool aunt. Ha ha... It was such a fun night
and I love my in-laws. I got super lucky. We went to Snowbird for Steve's work party
and got to ride on the rides and play on the rock wall and other cool crud like that.
I loved the zip-line despite what anyone else says. I thought it was fun and NOT
boring. I didn't find it scary though. Rob (works with Steve) and his wife Sarah
were there and she got a little scared. I was laughing so hard. At the end there's a
big spring that stops you. I guess the guy getting her strapped in saw that she
was nervous and told her that this rope was the break... It was just a rope connected to
her back. She was pulling on that thing as hard as she could and screaming bloody
murder the entire way down. She apparently almost had an accident from
the terror and I almost did from watching it unfold in front of me.
Steve and Rob are buddies. He's going to miss Rob at work. Today is his last day, he's
going back to school. I guess Steve's the only one who has to pretend to be a
grown-up or something. They had a dinner for us that evening and a raffle. I was
very disappointed that we didn't win the laptop, but we did get a gift card to
the Cheesecake factory. That almost made up for the disappointment. The next
morning, we were rowing for Gordon (bro-in-law) in his 10 mile swimming race
up at Deer Creek. We had to wake up early and it was a bit chilly, hence why I look
so happy. Gordon was doing really well so it was okay that we were paddling
upstream the entire time and soaking wet because it was raining. Thunder and lightening
hit and after almost 5 miles, we were all booted out of the water. I was so bummed for
Gordon. We were stranded on rocks in the wind and rain and FREEZING cold
for about an hour before we were rescued. We were both so cold that
it took us (me) an hour long shower to even start the tingling of feeling back into
my body. We slept away the rest of the day and had a nice dinner that night so it
all worked out. Honestly, it was an adventure, even though it was a cold one. We're
always happy to help out our family anytime. This is what it looked like before the race
even started. We were hoping it'd clear. Oh well. Next year Gordon! We'll be there.

So school starts on Wednesday and then the next weekend, Steve and I are off

to ST. GEORGE for year 1. I can't believe we've been married almost a year. So

crazy! I'm already starting to feel old. ha ha... not really. I'm excited to give Steve

his present. What do you think I got him? If you know... please don't spoil his surprise!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Alecia and Sam's wedding

Alecia and Sam got married on Saturday. It was a long day, but it
was also such a great day! We were so happy to be a part of it all.
They make such a great couple and we couldn't be happier for them.
They got married in the Manti temple and it was my first time
up close and inside this building. SO BEAUTIFUL!

I kinda like this guy sittin' next to me. Congrats again Lil Huss and Sam!
By the way: I've put up two more posts today, so keep looking!

Absence does...

Make the HEART grow fonder!!!
Steve and I were apart for almost two weeks while I stayed in Montana.
This was the first time since we've been married that we've spent
a night in separate beds. It was hard not to see him and be with him, but
it was totally worth it because we were both so excited to see each other.
We went to the rodeo in Spanish Fork the weekend I got back. It was
so much fun. If I could have multiple lives, I'd totally be a rodeo queen
or a barrel racer. I have a soft part in my heart for the cowboys and cowgirls.
Also, this is what I get to come home to... I love all of the colors in the sky.
It definitely is a happy picture to see when you're pulling up our street!

More of BIG SKY Montana

The rest of the time in Montana was great. There was a lot more time in the
sun, we went up to Glacier Park and hiked up there, we had camp fires and
just enjoyed time with family. I was sad Steve wasn't able to stay the whole
time but I still managed to enjoy it. I love this place. Can't you see why?!

My mom and I at Avalanche Lake in Glacier.
The flies didn't have a prayer if they came by these guys.

Until next year Echo... You'll be missed...