Thursday, November 29, 2012

First Anniversary!

Kyle and I have been married a whole year! Time really does fly. For our anniversary we decided to drive down to California and have some fun at Disneyland! We left Wednesday after I got out of class and drove to St George. Then Thursday morning we headed out! We stopped at our favorite fast food chicken place in Las Vegas, and then drove to LA. We stopped on our way to Anaheim at the Los Angeles temple, which was gorgeous. We also had dinner that night in LA with Kyle's cousin and his wife, who is a legit TV actress. It was a lot of fun to meet them. When we got to our hotel, we noticed the picture on the wall, and called the room our "Best Friend's Suite" the rest of the time, haha.

The next morning we walked to Disneyland! It was seriously the best day. They gave us pins when we bought our tickets that said "Happy Anniversary!" and every employee in the park congratulated us, which was fun. Kyle insisted on taking a picture in front of every ride we went on, so even though these are all the exact same picture just with different backgrounds, I'm going to post them all anyways ha. Disneyland was all Christmas-themed already, and it definitely got us feeling the Christmas spirit!


That last picture is hilarious to me because we squeezed into one tiny rocket and our legs were dying! A few other pictures from the evening time include us eating our very expensive churros, us thinking we are funny while riding splash mountain two times in a row (there was no line, so we literally just stayed in our log for another ride), us standing in front of the sign of the song Kyle always sings to me ("Ohhh its a jolly holiday with Mary!" etc.), and the beautiful castle at night:)

It was an amazing and magical day at Disneyland! The highlight of the trip!

The next day we went on a boat to the Channel Islands! Kyle loves National Parks more than a lot of things, and he was excited to cross another one off his list! Unfortunately, it rained during the entire boat ride (there and back) but while we were actually on the island it was sunny and nice! It was a beautiful place, with stunning ocean cliff views. We hiked to a lookout point, and the ground was super muddy from the earlier rain, and it stuck to our shoes like glue! I'm not kidding, I felt like I was hiking in wedges! And it also made us slip and fall multiple times! We were laughing so hard about it.  It was a fun adventure!

To end the trip right, we went to eat seafood, just like we did on our honeymoon. We ate in Santa Monica right on the boardwalk. We had crab legs, a lobster claw, and other assorted shell fish. It was yum and a great last night of our trip. 

It has been a great year being married to my best friend!! Here's to many many more happy years!!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Cornbelly's Fall Fun

One of the best parts of fall is going to the corn maze! This year Kyle and I went with three other couple friends to Cornbelly's for a night of fun! We went through the Haunted House/ Corn Maze first and it was SO scary, and so much fun! Some other highlights were the normal corn maze (shaped like the presidential candidates), haunted cage maze, burlap sack slide, tether-ball  and walking around inside Thanksgiving Point's shops looking at the Halloween decor. It was a great evening! WE LOVE FALL!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012


All summer long, Kyle told me he wanted to go to Yellowstone. He hasn't missed a summer trip up there in many years!! So even though our summer was way too busy to squeeze a trip in, we decided to go last weekend. We left Friday with Kevin and Megan, after work and school, and drove till we got to the Tetons.We (Kyle and Kevin) put up the tent in a secluded little area and we went right to sleep at 1 am. The next thing I know, its like 6 am and there are 50+ people all around our camping spot taking pictures of the sunrise. HA! it was hilarious.
We drove through the park all day Saturday looking for animals and our car got surrounded by buffalo twice! Pretty cool.We didn't see any bears or wolves, but we had a fun time together looking!
We camped again Saturday night, but this time we were undisturbed. Before hitting the road, we went to church in West Yellowstone in the cutest little chapel I've ever seen. We made it back to Utah and had Sunday dinner at Megan's parents' house. So fun! We were home by early evening, just in time for us to get ready to head back to school and work Monday morning!
It was a short trip, but its always a fun time going on road trips with the four of us!

Fall has just begun!

A few highlights from the beginning of fall:

On September 14th, we went with our friends Johnny and Ashley to the Utah State Fair! We had a fun time walking around, enjoying the fun atmosphere, and eating cotton candy and turkey legs. It was a really fun night!

Being a student is busy! I had 4 tests in three days!  

After finishing all the tests, Kyle and I got to go home for the weekend to Eagle! The five of us- me, kyle, mom, dad, masen- all went to see Les Miserables on Friday night and it was amazing! The next day was Masen's senior Homecoming dance. Kyle was forced into taking pictures of his group, and i snapped a few iPhone pictures too:)

On the drive back from Idaho, I discovered something new that my legs will let me do! I can officially squat without holding onto anything! Hooray!! 

Last Wednesday was the BYU Jazz Voices' first concert of the year! It was the Jazz Showcase, so we sang after 2 other instrumental jazz groups, and before the prestigious BYU Synthesis. It was a fun night!

The next day, we bought Kyle a new car! Its a green Honda Accord, and he loves it. We got it from one of his best friends, and its a good little car. Kyle is very happy!