Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Posting Elsewhere

Just wanted to let everyone know, I won't be updating this blog for awhile. If you want to know what's going on with me and Paul, please check our adoption blog, or you can click on the link to the left. I will be updating our adoption blog until we are placed with a baby. Thanks!!!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

St. George Baby!

We were invited by some friends to go to St. George last weekend. WE HAD A BLAST!!!! I honestly don't think I've ever laughed so hard for so long. It was non-stop fun! We stayed up till 3 a.m. or later every night and just went all day. We drove to St. George Thursday night. We stopped at Moochie's in SLC for dinner and then headed the rest of the way. We had walkie talkie's between the two cars, so we were able to play a rousing (although at times slightly inappropriate) game of "Would you rather" to pass the time. We got to St. George around 11:30 that night and then we settled into the theater room for some conversation, some joking around and of course laughing (mostly courtesy of Matt Page and the term Shubbing)!

We got up the next morning, ate at the Bear Paw Cafe and then headed to Las Vegas for the day. We discovered we had the Moulon Rouge CD in our car so we had a sing along on the drive. We are fantastic singers! We went to H&M first thing.......and spent 2 1/2 hours there! The boys were getting a little bored and this is what we found:

These guys are hilarious. Male models in the making. After our long shopping trip where I got a ton of great stuff, we headed to the Hard Rock Hotel to eat dinner at The Pink Taco. Dinner was delicious. After dinner we decided we wanted to ride the Big Shot at Stratosphere. Unfortunately, it was too windy, and the only ride open was Insanity. We talked ourselves into going on Insanity and it took a good 30 minutes to do so. We purchased our tickets and headed to the top. This is a picture of us before we got into the elevator. We wanted to have a final picture in case we didn't make it back down from the top. :)

But when we got there, the ride had closed! Bummer!!! So we took the elevator back down and tried to tell ourselves we weren't scared in the first place. Ya right. I was terrified to go on the ride and slightly relieved when it ended up being closed. We walked around the casino's and Paul tried to win $11MM on the slot machines.

Wait a sec, where am I???

Here I am!!!

Imagine our surprise when we didn't win. :) We headed back to St. George around 12:00 and got home about 1:30. After a bit more talking, it was time for bed.

The next morning, the guys went golfing and the girls went for pedicures. After we were done being pampered, we met up to do some shooting. That was fun! I love shooting. Check out my stance, probably close to perfect (hee, hee)

After shooting we got some pizza and settled in for the night. We played an extremely loud game of Catch Phrase (MILK AND CHEESE.......Jamie is hilarious!), danced to the Kinect (Heather rocks!), and played a friendly game of cards (ok it was Texas Hold 'em and it was not friendly, but it was lots of fun!). It was close to 4 am before anyone was in bed. That night was the funnest!

The next morning we woke up, stopped at In N Out for lunch and headed home. The ride home consisted of singing songs (I was laughing so hard at Rachel singing Oh Elaina!), and reminiscing on the trip. Overall, this was one of the funnest weekends I've had! It was great to get away!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Happy Halloween!!!

We had a small Halloween party with our friends, Matt and Rachel. Paul and Matt decided to dress as Magnum PI and Higgins, and they begged me and Rachel to be TC and Rick (I'll send a very special prize to anyone who knows who either TC or Rick is without googling it). Paul and Matt have been growing out their mustaches for a good two months and they couldn't wait to show them off!

Rachel and I decided to do our own thing and ended up as Richard Simmons (Rachel) and a lady Sweatin to the Oldies (me). Too bad you can't read the sweatshirt since I time stakingly wrote, "Sweatin to the Oldies" on it. :)

The next day was the best day ever because Paul FINALLY shaved his mustache. He was pretty proud of it and made me take a picture so it could live forever. I, however, like his handsome face clean shaven.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Pumpkin Carving

For FHE we were invited to carve pumpkins at Lindsay and Shayne's. We had a yummy dinner of homemade chili in bread bowls and then got down to business. I haven't carved a pumpkin in probably 10 years, so this was exciting for me and Paul. However, our pumpkin carving skills may have been a little off. The H family had it down! Among their creations was Lady Gaga and a scary dinosaur. I was very impressed. It was a very fun night and I'm so glad we have such wonderful friends!

This last picture cracks me up. We realized at the last minute that it was just me with the H family.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

It's Official!!!

We have been approved to adopt!!! We are so excited and can't wait for the opportunity to be parents. Check out our LDS Family Services profile and our adoption blog.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

4th of July Weekend

4th of July weekend was awesome! I got to spend time with both my family and with Paul's. My sister July's birthday was on Saturday so my whole family (minus my brother Ryan) met at July's house to celebrate. We had a bbq lunch and then the girls went to get pedicure's while the boys held down the fort. Ahhhhh, I love pedicure's and I got the cutest flag on my toe in honor of Independence Day. I guess you could say I'm pretty patriotic. :) After the pedicure's we went back to July's for some dinner before heading to Eaglewood Golf Course in Bountiful for the fireworks. It was a beautiful night so we got to enjoy being outside, playing frisbee and eating treats. The fireworks were great and I loved being with my family.

The next day, Paul's sister Kari blessed her newest son (who incidentally is named Paul). There was a nice brunch held after and it was a great time to spend catching up with Paul's family. That afternoon the boys enjoyed a little game of wiffle ball in the 102 degree weather. The girls were smarter than that and enjoyed some "visiting" inside where the air conditioning was. It was an awesome day!

The next day we were invited to Kari and Clark's to have red, white and blue pancakes. Yumm! We watched a movie with the girls and then went home to take a nap. That night we went to July and Cory's for a bbq and some fireworks. Now that the aerial fireworks are legal, we had a great show! I was a little frightened at times but it was so fun!

I am so thankful to be an American and to be able to enjoy all the freedom's that offers!!!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Weekend in Idaho

For Father's Day, Paul and I went to Idaho to see my family. We had a blast! Mel and Phil bought their first house so we were able to stop and see it on Friday on our way to Dad's. It was great! I'm so happy they are now homeowner's. There's nothing like it.

The next day we took Grandma Mead to breakfast. I feel like there is never enough time to spend with her. I don't get to see her often enough and I wish we lived closer so I could visit more. But the time we were able to spend together was wonderful. After breakfast, we dropped Grandma off at her house and then the rest of us prepared to go mountain biking. We went to Harriman Park just past Ashton. It was a beautiful day. I love mountain biking. The trail was great and I enjoyed being outdoors. After mountain biking, we stopped at Upper Mesa Falls. On our way home we HAD to stop at Frostop for an ice cream cone. I can't ever pass up a chance to have one of those bad boys. Yummmmmmm!!!

The next day was spent helping Mel and Phil move some of the bigger items into their house. It is always great fun when we are in Idaho and I love seeing my family!!