Sunday, November 13, 2011

The Third Annual Pumpkin Carvnival

We once again had our annual Halloween party and it was pretty fun. We didn't have a huge turn out again this year, but that is okay because we still were able to enjoy the yummy food and have a great time with our friends. The three of us even dressed up this year! I was a good witch, Shaun was a scientist and Zoey was a postal worker.

Here are some pics:
Me carving my pumpkin
Christie, Evan (left) Stephanie and I (right) working on our pumpkins
Matt working on his pumpkin
Stephanie and Evan's pumpkins
Matt and Christie's finished products
The back of Christie's pumpkin
My finished product!
Group shoot!
Shaun, Zoey & I in our Halloween costumes
Matt & Christie in their Halloween costumes


Shaun and I were able to take a quick trip up to Seattle to visit Tom, Chelsea and Jake. It was a lot of fun. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Seattle (to visit that is :) ) and so anytime we get to go is awesome. We flew up on Friday the 14th of October (the day after I ended my second term of school.. Another 4.0!!) and spent sometime exploring Downtown Seattle and then took the ferry over to Bremerton where we met up with Tom, Chelsea, Kim and Michelle (they were up in Seattle because Michelle had a class she was taking) and had a yummy dinner at Anthony's. We spent the rest of the evening hanging watching Big Bang Theory (we LOVE this show now! Thanks Tom and Chelsea!)

The next day we headed to Point No Point to check out the lighthouse there and then we headed to do some shopping. We hit up Central Market (it is a pretty cool supermarket with tons of different ethic foods and an awesome bulk section) and a few other store to get things for a BBQ we had that night.

Sunday we went to church and then Tom, Jake, Kim, Shaun and I went exploring at on of the local parks in Port Orchard. It was TONS of fun. It felt like there we had left the city and had headed to the mountains. It was AWESOME! I would love to have parks like that around here.

Then Monday we headed home so I could start my third term of school! It really was a fun trip. I can't wait until we go again!

Picture time:
Shaun and Jake cuddling
Jake was excited to be in the car going somewhere
The Point No Point Lighthouse
Us At Point No Point
Us in front of the lighthouse

Group Shoot in Front of the Point No Point Lighthouse
Shaun, Tom, Kim and Jake at the park
Tom & Jake in front of a giant tree that had fallen over
Us in front of the same fallen tree

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Rachel & Tod's Wedding

Back on September 24th Shaun and I were able to go to the wedding and reception of a family friend, Rachel. She got married to her long time boyfriend, Tod. It was a fun event for the most part. The funnest part for us was getting to see other family friends we don't often see because they live clear across the country. We were able to spend time with Big Sarah (brides mom), little Sarah (the brides sister) and Little Sarah's husband Seth during the reception and then Little Sarah and Seth ended up coming and spending the night at our house. It was a lot of fun getting to stay up talking and playing Uno with them. It was also a lot of fun all the other times we got to spend time with the Sarah's throughout the remainder of their stay here is SLC.

Here are some pictures from the wedding:
The I Do's
Officially Mr. & Mrs. W
The wedding cake
Shaun and I at the wedding
Cutting the cake
Having fun in the photo booth
Seth, Sarah, Shaun and I having some fun

Monday, September 19, 2011

Greek Festival & Utah State Fair

Okay! I am almost up-to-date here! YAY!! I just have to blog about things that we have done thus far this month!

It started out with a trip to the 36th Annual Greek Festival! It is one of my favorite things to go to each year. I always look forward to the yummy food and this year it was no different. The food was so tasty. We tried something new this year and it was AMAZING!! It is called a Spanakopita. It is a spinach and feta cheese wrapped in phyllo dough! My mouth is watering just talking about it! SO GOOD!!! I love trying new things and this is definitely something I don't regret trying! I can't wait until next year!

Now on to the Utah State Fair! It was a lot of fun this year. I ended up winning ticket to see Big and Rich in concert (Gretchen Wilson was supposed to be there too, but she had a death in the family so was unable to be there) on KBULL 93.  We went early enough in the day that we could check things out at the fair and then go to the concert. We ended up spending seven and a half hours at the fair, but it was a weekday (definitely the time to go to the fair) so it wasn't very crowded. We check out the butter cow, all the different animals, all the art exhibits, all the different vendor and the Utah's Own booth. The Utah's Own booth was a lot of fun because there samples from tons of different companies from Utah. We got introduced to some fun products.

The concert was fun. Big and Rich definitely know how to put on a show. We had seventh row seats, but ended up moving closer to the back (luckily it wasn't completely full), because it was so loud up the close! We enjoyed the show much more from the back.

After the concert was over we head back out to the fair to try some deep fried Oreos and a deep fried twinkie. They were both definitely different. I am not sure if I would try them again, but I might try one of the other fun things they had.

Here are some pictures from our fun day at the fair
Giant talking robot
The Royal Wedding party
Baby pig! SO CUTE!!
a geese herder...
It's not everyday you see a kangaroo in Utah
My creation
Shaun creation
Waiting for the concert to start
During the concert
Big and Rich
Cowboy Troy (sorry not a very good picture)
Deep Fried Oreo and Twinkies
Shaun checking out the Twinkies
Me checking out the Oreo


August began with us celebrating our third anniversary! Time has flown by so quickly, but I have enjoyed every moment of it. Shaun is that most amazing husband. He is so supportive of me and for the I am truly blessed. I am so glad that I was lead to him and that I get to spend the rest of my life with him. I love you babe!

Another big thing that happened that same week is I finished my first term of school!!  I had four classes (Swedish Massage, Anatomy and Physiology, Therapeutic Principles and Tai Chi) and I ended up with A's in all of them!!! I got my first college 4.0!! I was super stocked about it (and still am!). It just feel SO good to finally be doing something that I love! I always look forward to going to school, because I know it is going to be so much fun! This term I am taking five classes (Cranial, Swedish Lab I, Practice Building I/Ethic, Pathology I and Shiatsu/OM) and am really enjoying them! Hopefully I do as well this term as I did last semester.

My comfy table
Shaun and I went to Lagoon twice during August due to their bounce back program. The first time we went we spend all day ride all the fun rides. We did decide that we can't handle the spinny rides as well as we used to handle them. The second time we went we spent most of our time at Lagoon-A-Beach, which was actually a lot of fun! I haven't been to Lagoon-A-Beach is a long time, so it was fun.

On the train
We were able to go river rafting down the Provo River again this year. This time we went with our friends Christie and Matt. It was a lot of fun and a lot less eventful, which was nice! We also went later in the day so it was a lot cooler, this was also really nice! I definitely think river rafting is fun. It is makes we want to go to a bigger river sometime!



For the 4th of July this year we decided to go to Sugar House Park to watch one of my instructors play in a band and then to see Ryan Shupe and The Rubberband. It was lots of fun. We decided to leave before the fireworks, just because we didn't want to have to deal with all the people at the park!  It was a fun evening!

Shaun turned 29 on the 7th of July. We went out for sushi and then I had to go to school, but it was still fun to get to spend sometime with him! 

Our ward did there annual campout the 24th of July weekend. Due to work we weren't able to spend the night, but we did go up for the dinner on friday evening. It was fun to get to spend time with members of our ward. We are in a pretty awesome ward!

July ended with an trip to Park City for our anniversary! We had a lot of fun. We drove up Friday night after I got off of work. We got check in to our hotel and then head to Molly Blooms to watch Shaun's friends Freg band, Scramjet, play their first show. It was a pretty good show, especially for their first one. We also got intro Drop Dead Julio. They have a couple pretty good song.

Saturday morning we went to breakfast at Squatters (their bread pudding french toast is AMAZING!!) and then we headed to the Park City Mountain Resort, where we rode on the Alpine Slide and the Alpine Coaster. There were both so fun! I think I liked the coaster the most, because you get going pretty fast! It was A LOT of fun! I can't wait to go again.
Waiting in line for the Alpine Slide
HUGE badger (or some other creature) checking out the slide
On Our way to the top
Shaun waiting for his turn to head down the mountain
A view from the Alpine Coaster line
After we were done there we headed to the Factory Outlets to do a little shopping. It was fun and amazingly enough we only bought things we needed or had talked about buying! Go us :)

The End of May and June

I have been really bad and this whole blogging thing again, but I do a have reason! I started school and LOVE it! (More about that later)  Anyhow.. I will hopefully get caught up here soon. I will start with the rest of May and the month of June.

The End of May

The week following coming back from our fun trip to California was a fun week. We were able to work out all the finances for school  (school we be paid for by the time I am done is May 2012) and I had orientation for school and was able to meet all the newbies just like me!

School started on May 31st, but I miss that first day because it was finally time to use the awesome birthday present Shaun gave me. Before we went to see Les Miserable we went to dinner at Olive Garden and had yummy food. Then it was showtime!  I have seen Les Miserable a couple of time before, but since the last time I have seen in done professionally they have completely redone the staging of the production and they have also sped it up a lot (I am pretty sure the article I read stated that they cut 30 minutes off of show time). Regardless of what they did to the production I still enjoyed it a lot.

We also went to the Chalk Arts Festival at the Gateway again this year! It amazes me that people are so talented (and patient). I can't wait to go again next year!  Here are just a few we saw:

I was able to go to Color Me Mine and had a lot of fun each time! I love being creative! The first time I made a food dish for Zoey and the second time and make a pitcher. It was also fun getting to spend time with friends! 

I am not sure if I have posted pictures of the finished project on anything I have done at Color Me Mine, so here you go:
First project
Second project
Project three
Project three
Project four
Back in April I won 4 day passes to go to Country Jam in Grand Junction, CO. I was really excited because I had never been before so I thought it would be really fun to check it out. We ended up driving down Saturday morning and then spent the rest of the afternoon and evening at Country Jam. The music was awesome. We saw Sawyer Brown, Rodney Aitken and Alan Jackson. They are put on great shows. The thing I didn't like was the atmosphere. There was TONS of drinking going on and lots people running around half naked. Not my type of place. Oh well! It was still a nice little get away.
At Country Jam
At a rest stop on the way home

Another awesome thing that happen during June is we started temple prep classes! It a definitely  a step in the right direction.