Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Some Deets

Thank you for all of your comments and excitement for me. I am overwhelmed with how much support and love we've been shown.

Here are some answers to some questions you may have:

*About the cow. We all know the story of Johnny Lingo and how he gave cows to marry Mahana (you ugly!). When my dad asked my grandpa if he could marry my mom he took over a set of plastic cows. I asked Aaron if he would be okay with keeping the tradition going. He liked the idea but wanted to give a whole farm instead of just a cow (Mexican farmhands included!). He searched and at the moment it appears that stores are not selling plastic farm animals! He did find the stuffed cow though and dropped it off at my dad’s work. I think it's adorable!

*Receptions. We are having two receptions, one in Utah and one in Colorado. The one in Utah will be on Friday, September 26th; mark the date!

*The ring. We had looked at styles in Murray and I showed him what I liked and then because of time he ended up getting one in Provo that looked very similar. I actually like the channel diamonds on this ring better than the ones we found at the other places!

*The Nauvoo Temple. We decided on the Nauvoo Temple since that is where we met. Neither of us have been back for over three years from when we lived there and we are SO excited to go back!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Anxiously Engaged!

Well the moment has come! Aaron and I are engaged! He surprised me late last night and sang me a song in Spanish and then simply asked if I would marry him. I said yes and that was pretty much it. We are getting married on September 12th in the Nauvoo Temple! (Is anyone up for a roadtrip?!) Yes I realize it is fast but hopefully things will all fall together. It's unreal, yet real, stressful, exciting, crazy, and wonderful all at the same time. Please feel free to comment on this post and then leave your address on the next post.

Addresses

If you'd like an invitation, please leave your address as a comment. I'll delete it as soon as I get it so you don't have to worry about everyone seeing it.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

I need a bathroom!


I saw this on a bike ride A Ham and I went on a few weeks ago. I've never thought about hiding my outhouse from others...

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Clutter?

Do you think you'd find these useful? :)

Monday, July 14, 2008

Memories

Last week a guy I went to high school with passed away in an tragic accident. I've spent a lot of time pondering how fragile life truly is.

Since his passing many people have been sending their favorite memories to his family for them to keep. Someone came up with the idea that we should do the same thing for each other... but while we're here to enjoy them together. I thought it was a fun idea. It's really simple, and just takes a few minutes.

So here's what you do: as a comment on my blog, leave a memory that you and I had together. It doesn't matter if you know me a little or a lot; anything you remember!

And then if you'd like, post the same thing on your blog and enjoy the memories other people leave about you.

"God gave us memories so that we may have June roses in the December's of our lives."

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Tour de Colorado

Last week we took a VACATION! It was marvelous and much-needed!

We started on Tuesday and drove down to Pagosa Springs. We got there pretty late so we ate and dropped in bed.

Wednesday morning started with a bike ride on Jackson Mountain near his home. We went with brother Ryan and Ryan's girlfriend Hillary. We had his mom drop us off at the trailhead and then we rode home. In the picture on the right you can see Aaron and Ryan in the truckbed (the girls rode in the cab and the boys were in the bed)... and then a cop was spotted (following us in the picture). They fine you for riding in a truckbed in Colorado so they were hiding as best as they could. Luckily they did hide well enough that we didn't get caught even though the cop followed us for a few miles. We girls just tried not to laff at their awkward positions. :)

The ride was okay... a bit too rocky to be totally enjoyable (in my opinion anyway, the boys loved it). It was a bit muddy and there were streams to go through.



It was an incredible view though.




That night we drove a couple hours east and stayed with his grandparents near Alamosa.

Thursday morning we drove north for like four hours until we came to Denver.













We met up with the rest of his fam for some food and then a Rockies game! I'd never been to a real baseball game (sorry but the Bee's don't count) and it was awesome! I was floored at the size of the stadium and how many people came! It was a really, really fun environment and the Rockies gave us a good game. Rockies ended up winning by one point in the bottom of the TWELFTH inning!










We got a bit rained on, but nothing bad. I made friends with seven-year-old Anna who is Aaron's cousin's step-sister (if you followed that...?!). She was SO much fun and we were best friends for two days. She was such a happy girl and a hungry girl too! She ate a whole pizza, Dippin' Dots, candy, five packs of fruit snacks, a banana, and she still wanted a hamburger!! She cracked Aaron and I up. We liked her lots.

And here's the fam:


Top row is Uncle P, Sister Tiff, and Cousin Megan
Bottom row is Mama Penne, Brother Ryan, and Papa David

After the game ended a couple sections were allowed to go sit on the field. It took almost over an hour for them to all get out there and I couldn't believe how many people were just in a COUPLE sections!!


And then came the FIREWORKS!!! It was the best show I've ever seen. Probably because they were exploding like 200 yards away from us and we had debris falling on us!



We stayed that night at Uncle P's in Fort Collins (another hour north). Friday morning Aaron and I went on a bike ride for a few hours, then checked out a local park with some bands and such, then had a family dinner and watched some Fort Collins fireworks.

Saturday we shopped (yahoo!), had lunch with the fam, and then biked with his siblings. We found some bike parks and BMX parks that we played in too. In the picture on the left he's waving to mommy like any good child would do. :)











Sunday we hit up a bit of church and then drove all through Wyoming on our way home. It was quite windy and rainy but we're still alive.

I had to put this last pic of us in so you could check out the 'goat' look. A week away from BYU's standards gives the boy too many ideas. :)


So yeah. Good times. :)

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Grandeur Peak

A couple weeks ago the Young Men and Young Women of my ward hiked up Grandeur Peak. It was a great hike... some parts hard, some parts easy. It's just up Milcreek Canyon.

I was floored by the amounts of flowers on the walk up so I took some pictures.





















































I'm not sure what exactly the thing in the bottom left picture, but it looked like a caterpillar nest. There were quite a few of them near the top of the peak... weird!

I think it was a little over three miles up. Once up there we watched the sunset and then hiked down in the dark. I've never done that and it was actually a bit freaky!


It was beautiful to see the sun reflecting on the Great Salt Lake.

And here's all the stallions.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Our Little Darling

Words can't describe the joy that Zebra has brought to us. We didn't realize how much our lives would change for the better with him around. We are so blessed to have him! (Do I sound like a parent!?!)

But seriously, Zebra is great. We just barely took two roadtrips to Colorado in the space of a few days-- one down and back for the funeral of Aaron's best friends mom and then a few days later for a vacation! (I'll post about that one soon.) Zebra went with us both times and he just might become a travelling essential. :) These pictures make me crack up. Simple minds; simple pleasures!

And yes, I do realize we are freaks. :)

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

I like it, I love it!

My boss gave me tickets to Tim McGraw for my birthday! The concert was Friday night at USANA. I love that amphitheatre there... I love the feel of an outdoor concert.
I'm not sure who dressed him in the flamer outfit, but I guess we all have different styles. :)
I find the concept of a concert hilarious. People pay lots of money to come and get drunk so that they don't even really see the concert. In fact, I'm pretty sure we were some of the only ones not drunk. Then again, maybe the alcohol makes it all the more enjoyable? I also find it funny that a ton of people leave before the concert is even over! Good times!