Thursday, September 22, 2011

Full Moons, State Fairs, and Other Magical Things

It's been too long since I've posted, so we decided to do some fun things so that I'd have something to blog about. Last week we splurged a little bit and did two very fun activities to break up the boring ol' school routine. We've already had enough of that.

On Monday we went up to Sundance and rode the full moon scenic ski lift ride! It's basically just what it sounds like, so there's probably no need for an explanation there. Besides, a picture says 1,000 words, right?

so much excitement before we even left the ground

There's that full moon I was mentioning. This picture doesn't quite do it justice but it turns out it's kind of difficult slash dangerous taking a picture with Johnny's really nice camera on a ski lift.

Friday was not to be outdone. Johnny and I drove up to Salt Lake to the Utah State Fair. We met up with Daren and Margo and had so much fun with them. I couldn't ask for better in-laws! Of course the ever-prepared Margo brought water bottles, sandwiches, chips, apples, gogurts, and even bridge mix for us to eat. We had been on campus all day and hadn't eaten dinner, and she always seems to have a sense for those things. It was such a good meal she pulled out of her purse for us!

After we ate, we went and checked out some of the exhibits. We even found an 896 pound pumpkin that we instantly deemed picture worthy.

Then we said goodbye to Johnny's parents and met up with my family. Laura, her friend Eldon, and Becca and Hannah all drove up from Provo together to hang out with us! We rode tons of scary rides and ate lots of fair food (mostly in that order, much to our stomachs' delight).

Ever since I introduced him to funnel cake, Johnny has been thankful he married me.

On top of the ferris wheel!

We feel so blessed to have so much family around. Our social lives basically consist of family activities and we love it.

On Saturday we got to babysit our nieces, Gracie and Clara. We had so much fun with them! Johnny was still at work when Sharla and Ben dropped them off, and I was kind of nervous to have two 14 month old babies all by myself for a little bit. But they were so good! And when Johnny got home we had a blast watching them run around and play. They are so dang cute and they made us laugh so much.

Also, I just have to give a quick shout out to my husband. Yesterday, after a long, stressful day, I came home to find so many wonderful surprises. Johnny had cleaned the apartment, made a lovely spaghetti dinner, and even bought my favorite candy for me. He knows the way to my heart.

Seriously - love that guy. And today, I fell in love with him even more! Here's the back-story on this one: There's a boy in my bear den named Noah. Johnny is also Noah's primary teacher, so whenever Noah comes over to our apartment for Cub Scouts, he always looks for Johnny to play with. It's so cute to see how well they get along. Well today, we got this little heart-melter in the mail:

So cute, right? Last week Noah was desperate to know Johnny's middle name. He just kept asking and asking about it. Johnny told him it was "Money Bags" and apparently Noah ran with that.

I can't wait to have cute 9 year old little boys of our own someday - they will love their dad!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Our Wedding Videos are Here!

We made it through our first week of school! Almost.. I get off work at 8:00 tonight and then we're really home free. It's going to be an absolutely crazy semester but I think we might just make it work. I'm on campus from about 8 or 9 each morning until 6 or 6:30 each night (except Friday nights when I work till 8). Johnny is the same on Monday, Wednesday, Fridays, but on Tuesday/Thursdays he leaves campus and works at the plumbing store from 11-6. You'd think that since we're on campus so much that we would be homework free by the time we finally get home, but that's not the case. School and work consume us!

We also started doing P90X again this week. We did it when we were dating and engaged, but this summer we were lazy bums! If you see us with really really huge muscles in the near future you'll know why.

On to the reason for this post - I finally uploaded our wedding videos! There are three of them but don't worry, each one is only a few minutes so hopefully if you watch them you won't get too sick of us. Thanks again to Scott for putting these gems together! He definitely hooked us up and we love them!

Can I just say I love my wedding?