July 28, 2008


We had MiniMatts family over for a BBQ on Saturday. I must say that it went GREAT! I absolutely love their whole family. BBQ included: Hamburgers, Hot dogs, Water Splashing, Veggie Burgers, Laughing, Picture Sharing, Shauna Pasta, Puppy Friends, Races, Watermelon, Double Dares in the Pool, Cake, Cartwheels, Story Telling, and Episodes of Mr. Bean.

Sunday was a challenge. We'll just say that I was feeling very emotional, feeling as though the whole world was against me. This of course caused a big fight between Mr. Matt and I ending with swollen eyes (from crying) and cucumbers stuck to the ceiling. Don't worry...it didn't last long and there was a happy ending. Now we love each other again ;). We ended the day by going to a movie and later getting a Tigers Blood Slushy... Yum!

Today has been quite a day.

Highlights Include:

-Finding out that sister Hayley LOVED her community service project. Yes, what she did to get community service is not cool BUT...and its a big BUT....I really believe that this will benefit her in more ways than she'll ever know. I think its one of those blessings in disguise.

-Brother Tyler getting talk of promotion to a management position at his new job on the FIRST DAY! I am so excited for him.

Mr. Matt coming home from hiking with Minimatt and his brother full of stories of how much fun they had.

Exercising....it felt so so good to run some tension off.

Downfalls Include:

Washer Flooding the laundry room and the closet in Matt's office... AGAIN! Anyone selling a washer?

Mom going to jail.....AGAIN!

Pigging out on a burrito and greasy potato fries right after working out.

July 26, 2008

Happy Day

How lucky am I? I wake up to Pancakes, Freshly made Orange Juice, and a Homemade Card that Reads:

Nothing Special Day,
Two in Love Day.
Wow its almost 3 Years Day,
Because I Love You Day,
Think Your Very Special Day,
I Couldn't have Dreamed of Any One Better Day,
Breakfast in Bed Day,
You complete Me in Ways I never Thought was Possible Day,
We Just Woke up Late Day,

I love you soooo Much.
Heres to Many More Unknown Wonderful Days Ahead of Us!!!
Love Always,

Lucky Lucky LUCKY am I !!!

July 23, 2008


We went to Lagoon! I love love LOVE amusement parks but Matt....umm yea....he gets sick. So...needless to say I was totally excited when I found out that Matts company party was being held at Lagoon. He had no choice, he had to go. I got him on 6 rides before he was looking like he was gonna hurl. Have ya ever been on a ride with someone who looks like they may hurl at any moment?? And..keeping in mind that that someone just got done eating a hamburger AND a hot dog? After just 4 hours, we went home and spent the rest of the day chillin with the pups. Hey, it was f-r-e-e and now I get to say that Ive been to Lagoon with Mr. Matt. I'll go again during Frightmares when its cheaper, cooler, and there are shorter lines. My favorite rides are: The Spider, the bumper cars, and of course the White (or brown) Roller Coaster.
Yeah...he even got sick on this one.

The White Coaster was my favorite ride of the day.

Love the Spider!

We didn't get to go on the Wicked as the line was Crazy Long.

July 18, 2008

Sweet Dreams

Sleeping is most definitely a favorite past time for me. Here are a couple of sleepy family pics I found...

Gabe and Abbie are sleeping buddies...this is when she was just a kitten.

Little kitten no more.

Abbie 's famous sleeping position.

Fact#1: If you accidentally fall asleep in our house...you will have a cat attached to your hip within minutes...literally.

Fact #2: The dogs wont be far behind.

Yes...I really did fall asleep in that position, and yes I am in the kitchen closet. People think I'm kidding when I say I can sleep anywhere haha.

July 16, 2008


Too Corny? Or just Corny enough?
As much as I love Will Ferrell, when I first seen the trailer for the movie Stepbrothers, I thought "wow that looks Corny". But the other day I was watching some clips and laughed the tears right out of my eyes.

So... Date Night Movie, Dollar Flick, or Rental?

July 14, 2008

The Host

I just finished reading The Host. Loved it. Part if it may be due to the fact that I haven't taken the time to sit down and read a book for quite awhile now...but once I started, I couldn't put it down. I even packed it up on our last backpacking trip even though it was the hard back and weighed like 5 pounds. So to get to the point...I would totally recommend it.
Ps...is probably more of a chick book.

July 12, 2008

Grandeur Peak

Today we hiked Grandeur Peak. The goal was to reach the top for the sunrise.

Last night at about 10:30 pm:

Me: No worries.. of course I can watch another episode of Lost, I'll be able to wake up just fine.
Matt: Sweetie (Yeah, he really calls me that) Your gonna have a hard time if we don't get to bed soon.

This morning at 3 am:

Matt: Sweetie...time to get up. We gotta get going if you wanna see your sunrise.
Me: Noooooooooo!!!! I cant do it I cant do it I cant do it.

Let me tell you, when that alarm clock went off at 3:00 am, my body made it very clear that it didn't want to be anywhere but cozied up in bed. Regardless, I somehow managed to lead my zombie of a body to the car. We reached the trail head a little after 4:00 am. The weather for hiking was perfection, about 65 I think. I'm not much for hiking in the dark as I get dizzy from the headlamps flashing around Blair Witch Project style so I was happy when it was barely light enough that we could turn them off.

We made it just in time. The sunrise was supposed to be at 6:07 am and we reached the top at 6:04 am literally just in time to find a seat on our little top of the world and watch. It was beautiful. So was it worth it you ask? Of course. We made it back to the trail head a little after 8 am.

Breakfast at the Millcreek Cafe & Eggworks was good but the 2 hour nap on the couch when we got home was even better.

July 09, 2008

3 Day Weekends are Great

This last weekend was exactly what we needed. I'm convinced that there is no better way to clear your head and escape from reality than to spend it at one with nature. We backpacked up to Amethyst Meadow in the Uintas and relaxed in the middle of nothing short of breathtaking scenery.

The picture doesn't do it justice.

Mah Man and Mah dog.

It takes work to get the pups to pose.

But it worked :)

Our friends...Brandon, BreAnne, and Tony.

Just chillin.

Our family.

Our backpacking group....Matt, myself, Brandon, Tony, BreAnne, and all 5 mutts.

Yeah... I love him.
Things to look forward too...
Several short hikes including Grandeur Peak, Mt. Olympus, the hot springs up Spanish Fork.
BBQ with MiniMatts family.
Lagoon Day for Mr. Matts work
Finishing the second month of our financial diet.
Soon to come is our 3rd year anniversary...wow time flies.

Salsa Anyone?

Three years at attempting to create a vegetable garden and although its far from perfect, its never looked better. I am so excited to be able to pick produce from the back yard. What I need now is a yummy salsa recipe so if anyone know of one, give me a shout.