Monday, October 31, 2011

Saturday, October 29, 2011

{ Happy Birthday Mom }


 { Thriller at Kingsbury hall }

Thank you for teaching me to love and delight in simple things. Those things have made me the most joyful over the years.  Thank you for your example to love and serve people.  I learned so much from watching you my whole life. 

Thank you for being the evil witch when we played snow white, so that dad could be prince charming and kiss me awake.  Thank you for teaching us what happiness truly is and isn't.  Thank you for years of amazing meals and treats and for teaching me how to navigate the kitchen.

Thank you for rainy day forts, flooding the sand box, and for summer naps and tomatoes on the back lawn.  Thank you for teaching me to love dance and for investing in my talent.  Thank you for being my best friend growing up, the one I laughed with, cried with, and couldn't wait to share my best news with. 

Thank you for memories that make me smile. 

Happy Birthday Mom.  You mean the world to me.

Friday, October 28, 2011

On { top } of the world. . .















Last weekend Brian and I headed out for a little adventure of our own to see all the beautiful fall leaves.

We packed a lunch and headed up to the skyline trail by the Bountiful "B" and borrowed the razor from Brian's parents.

We couldn't figure it why it was so busy until we saw everyone wearing camo and orange.  Then we realized it was opening day of hunting season!  We laughed and laughed realizing how out of place we were. 

We rode very high on the trail until we felt like we were on top of the world.  We stopped to hike around, and take some beautiful pictures that took my breath away.

I am really glad we got to have fall this year.  It is so amazing to me to see everything change into vibrant colors and cool off for the winter.

Friday, October 21, 2011

A boy and { his } grandma



One Sunday we went to visit Brian's grandma Enid who lives in Bountiful. We had so much fun with her, and are thankful she lives so close to us.  

I love to hear her laugh and watch her sneak back rubs out of Brian every time without fail.  { a skill I totally need to learn from her! }

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

{ Erika } gets married


Our friend Erika just got married and we are so deliriously happy for her!  Out of our group of friends from high school she is the last one to get married thus ending our single era. 

As we were all talking about the last fifteen years it is so neat to see what we have experienced together as friends.  Boyfriends, high school, sleepovers, road trips, missionaries, college, engagements, weddings, dance, children, christmas parties, girls trips, vacations and more!  I honestly still feel like I should be back in high school with these girls and not the emerging adults we now are!

The last picture was taken after we all danced in Erika's surprise flash mob for her husband.  He was so surprised and it was so incredible to dance with my best friends again.

We are so happy for you Erika!  Steve is one lucky man ;) 

Monday, October 10, 2011

General conference weekend


We enjoyed General Conference so much this last weekend.  

It was the best kind of weekend, so relaxing and filled with uplifting things.  We stayed in our jammies and Brian made us a yummy breakfast as we listened. 

In between sessions on Saturday we rode our bikes to a sandwich shop to grab lunch and enjoyed the fall leaves together. 

Honestly, I wish conference was more like four times a year.  It is such a blessing to hear from a living Prophet who leads and directs Christ's church.  I adore him and the ways he speaks.  So full of personality, service, the spirit and love. 

Our favorite talks can be found here, here, here, and here

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Derby demo style!





Our friends invited us to a demolition derby one summer night and we had a blast!  I can't decide which was more fun. . . watching cars smash into each other or getting to snug their little one all night!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Jason aldean concert










Brian talked me into going to the Jason Aldean concert last minute and I am so glad he did.

We have been wanting to see him in concert ever since we met and were able to score some amazing seats near the front.  We like Jason Aldean so much because our first dance when we met was to one of his songs, and we have danced to pretty much all of them ever since.

It was our first concert in a long time too, which reminded us how much we have missed them!  It doesn't get much better than live music, dancing, and cowboy boots too ;)

I think he is all we listened to in the weeks to follow!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

One last ride. . .




Every year at the end of the summer my heart fills with sadness because I know I have to wait the WHOLE winter AND spring before I get to come back here.  Doesn't seem fair does it?

This year though, I swear went by quicker than any other year in history.  Sometimes that is when getting older and having more to do gets a bit tough for me.  If it were up to me we would spend our summers here. every. single. one. 

We got to go on one last ride. There was no one on the water and it was so quiet as the sun was setting.  We drove out to the middle and all jumped in reminiscing of all the fun we had that summer.  I am sad to say goodbye, but I guess that just means I get to say hello again sooner.  
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