Saturday, February 26, 2011

Guess who sucks at updating blogs?

Guess who sucks at updating blogs?

I do! But I suppose there could be worse things.

So it's been over a year since the last real post (I'm not counting the one where I apologized for not updating this for obvious reasons). Here is a rundown of what we have done since the last post:

March: We drove to Idaho to pick up my cute cousin Serenity. It was the first time I'd been up there since my grandpa's funeral 6 years ago, and although Idaho is still exactly how I remembered it (incredibly boring and empty), I enjoyed seeing my grandparent's graves and visiting with my aunt.

April: We watched conference and....I don't really remember what else happened in April to be honest. I'm sure it was a lovely month.

May: May was fun...we finished a lot around the house. I finally got a lot of decorating done and Ty finished putting his office together.

June: June was great! Ty & I visited Zion National Park & Bryce National Park. I had worked at a place called Zion Mountain Ranch just outside of Zion's east gate from April-August of 2008. I promised myself that I'd go back and visit when I got married, so we stayed there when we went down. I really enjoyed being able to go back and see some the people I had become good friends with during my time down there. We also visited Kanab, a teeny tiny town on the Utah-Arizona border, which is where I lived while I worked at the ranch.

Kanab is on Highway 89, and the drive there will take your breath away! I highly recommend going that way the next time you head south. It will take longer, but it's worth doing at least once.

We also got a dog in June. She has quickly become a part of the family, and even though I had to beg Ty to get her, it's pretty obvious that he's gotten attached to her. He loves playing with her and teaching her tricks.

I had a hilarious caption for the above picture, but I guess I'll edit myself because this is a family blog.

Isn't she cute?!

In early July my brother Scott (formerly Eddie) visited from Denmark. I only get to see him once a year and it was really fun hanging out with him and his partner Soren. We hiked Snowbird and froze our butts off doing it, but it was beautiful...even though there was still snow. Welcome to Utah right? Anyway, it was great seeing them and doing that as a family. We really don't get together often enough!

July also brought the Fitts family to Pineview and we all had a really good time. We didn't end up camping like most everyone else, but it was really fun to drive up and hang out with Ty's fam.

Ty and the rest of the guys in his family did the Holladay firework show again for the 4th of July (or was it 24th? I don't remember). It was a little nerve wracking, but luckily everyone still had their body parts at the end.

August: I'm pretty sure we spent a lot of time up at the cabin in August and September. They are almost finished working up there and it was starting to look really good by then. It was very nice of Ty's family to let us bring the puppy up there. They are not dog people at all, but the kids sure love her!

This is the pup after a weekend with the kids at the tired!

September: Ty turned the big 2-7 in September. I made him an awesome birthday cake, and in the words of Demetri Martin, "How can one group own refracted light? Not cool, gays. Not cool." So just enjoy the awesomeness of the cake, okay?

I have a better pic of it somewhere but this will have to do for now.


In October we went to a Halloween party hosted by Jared & Brandee. Neither of us really get in to Halloween very much, but we still came up with pretty clever costumes. I dressed up as a lease and Tyler went as a tiler. I know, right? We are awesome. Good thing my name isn't Hooker or something awful...although that would have been funny too because it's a little more obvious than a lease is.

I almost forgot to mention that we got to go to New York in October with some of Tyler's family. A company flew Ty & his brother's out for a tour of their show room, so some of the wives and the parent's flew out the day after. It was the first time I had ever been, and I'm pretty sure I was annoying people with my "Oh my gosh!" 's as we drove from the airport to the hotel. . We saw the play 'Wicked' , got lost on the subway, Casey got hit by a Taxi (Ty & I missed this but luckily we were sent a picture of the reenactment), and did a lot of other things that involved walking and/or shopping. It was very fun, and I really liked getting to know some of Tyler's family a little better without the distraction of little kiddies running around (even though I do really enjoy the kiddies!).

November brought lots of snow and our one year anniversary! We found a great deal on a cruise (buy one get one free!) and got to go to some very warm, very fun places. On our stop in the Bahamas, we actually got to hang out with Tessie & Lennie's fam because they were there on a cruise as well. It was cool to chill with them for a bit because we were gone for a long time (close to three weeks), and seeing some family was awesome. We missed Thanksgiving, but spent it in Grand Cayman with warm weather and the no complaints there!

This pic was taken in St. Thomas.

The last week of the trip we stayed in Coconut Groves (about 10 minutes away from Miami), and got to do some fun things. We drive the Overseas Highway to the Florida Keys, and although it was a very long drive, we had a convertible so we took the top down and had a good time. We visited the Everglades, and Tyler almost peed his pants when he was walking up to some water and then realized he was about 5 feet away from a massive, sleeping alligator. Probably one of the funniest things I have ever seen (I didn't know he could jump that high-or jump back that far!), but I'm definitely glad that the thing didn't wake up.

The gator that he almost met (not the best pic, sorry!) :

This one was just chillin near the sidewalk.

December was cold, but brought lots of snow and we got to spend a lot of time with both mine and Tyler's family. Christmas is one of my favorite holidays and we both had a great one!

Yep, ninja turtle GB cookies. Can't have Christmas without em.


In January I turned 21 and got to celebrate by getting smashed. Just kidding, we hung out at home and watched movies. I got some good presents and enjoyed hanging out with family in January.

February brought another Valentine's day, except this time we celebrated it a few days later because Tyler was at a conference in Florida. We both got each other some cute gifts and enjoyed spending our own Valentine's Day together after being apart for a few days.

It was a great year. We enjoy spending time together, and we have been very fortunate to be able to do so.

I'm sure I've forgotten a ton of things, so I might add a little more to this later. Probably not though, so don't expect too much. But I will try to add photos as I find them.

Anyhow, this year will hopefully be just as awesome as the last! Hopefully I'll update this a little more regularly, but you know...I'm not much of a blogger.

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