"Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars" - Les Brown

Monday, June 27, 2011

St. George in June

I haven't experienced St. George in the Summer Time for a lot of years. When I went to College there I always came home for the summer, and why would you visit in the summer when you are there all year. Well it was Hot Hot Hot.
The original plan was Trevor, Erin, Neal, and myself were going to go to San Diego for the week and stay with Erin's family. But with vacation time and work and school and life in general we decided to keep it a little more short and sweet and that is exactly what it was.

We had SOOOOO Much fun and we can't thank Neal and Erin enough for letting them spend time with them and their boys.

I love their boys/dogs, I just couldn't get enough of them!

We started the trip off going to the St. George temple. We had such a great time and I am so grateful we have such great friends we can do that kind of stuff with.

Don't even ask what we are doing in the picture below haha

We had a great time and Movie in the Park, we even got to take Oscyyyy along for the fun!

Luckily all this crazy weather brought us some enjoyment because of the overflow Gunlock falls actually had some falls this year so we took the dogs and went and explored. The red rock was so beautiful and there was even some cliffs we could jump off that had really deep pools of water below. I couldn't even touch the bottom in one of them, it will be interesting to go back sometime when the water levels aren't high and actually see how deep the pools were.

We had such a great time at the waterfalls! On our way home we got to stop by my friends Jared and Sierra's and get our puppy fix. They have 8 lab puppies! They were so adorable I don't know how I resisted taking one home with me.

After a long day we decided to treat ourself to a great dinner! Same type of place as Benihana's called Samurai 21. Trevor loved it, he is still talking about how good it was!

It was such a fun trip and we got to spend some time with some great friends! Thank you so much Erin and Neal we can't wait to come visit again!!!!

I think thats a record, 3 posts in 1 day. I think I can say I am officially back to the blogging world!

Vegas / BYOB

So these post are a little out of order but it's now or never.
In 2008 when I moved home from Dixie, I was lucky enough to move into a ward with an amazing group of girls that little did I know would become some of the best friends I have ever had. I didn't know 1 person when I started going to that ward. Over that next year all of my friends from high school started getting married and I feel slow blessed that I became friends with all of these girls. Every May we go to Vegas and this is only my 2nd trip with them but I have a feeling we will be doing this a lot over the years. We lay out, shop, and eat. Girls trips don't get any better than that.

We also have a montly girls night and June was my month!! SADLY I don't think we took 1 picture and I don't understand why because it was such a fun night! I sent out an email that said 

We had a  Shish KaBOB party!!!!!
I grilled in my back yard and we all just chatted it up, they turned out to be sooo good and we had a great turn out!! I am so grateful for these girls, although I don't have a lot of history with them and I don't know them as well as I know my friends that I have grown up with I am so grateful for each of them. They have taught me so much and they have been there for me through some really difficult times in my life. I am so grateful for all of them, LOVE ALL MY GIRLS!!! 

The road trip down is always a good time. This time we packed 6 of us in a Buick and the rest of the girls came down in another car.


Our new beach hats

Summer Nights

I think we all had a slow start to out summer, I can't believe it is almost July. But that means I have to make all these weekends count. The month of June has been a blast, Trevor and I went to the South Jordan carnival last weekend that we also went to last year. Last year we got 2 frogs, since those have both passed away we decided to get a new pet. We got a Gold Fish, sadly when we got home and put him in his new home he wouldn't eat. So my new pet only lived 1 week :( we had a blast at the carnival!.

Out pet fish and lion, RIP Feathers.

We also got some sweet new tats!

Summer didn't feel like summer until we finally went to the Drive Inn!! We had a few friends join us but sadly I didn't get any pictues. We saw Water For Elephants. It was such a great movie, I didn't read the book so I am sure that is why I enjoyed it so much. Going in to the movie I had no idea what it was about but I really loved it!

We have had a lot of fun summer date nights. We love going to dinner, watching movies, and just hanging out. My dad has been out of town quite a bit so we have had fun taking my mom out to dinner and spending time with her.

The other night Trevor told me he had something planned and wouldn't give me any clues. Finally after driving all the way down town and I still had no idea where we were going we pulled up to Benihana's. I had never been there before and I was really excited to try it. We loved our food and I loved all the cool dishes we ate with.

Afterwards we took a little hike up Ensign Peak. Trevor and I had never been up there together. The View never gets old. I love looking over the valley and seeing the temple. It was so much fun and it made it even better that Trev planned our night.

And who am I kidding. Summer isn't summer without wonderful summer nights on the Hammock watching the sunset.

It doesn't get much better than that. I am so blessed :)

Birthday Time

I feel like summer for me didn't really kick off until my birthday weekend, but it has been great. Starting off  for my birthday we planned to go to dinner with all the girls and it actually turned into dinner, the U2 and Fray concert. Erin's father-in-law hooked us up and it was so fun hanging out with the girls and jamming out singing at the top of our lungs! Thanks girls I love you so much!

Here we are Jamming Out!


The morning of my birthday I woke up and my dear friend shae had attatcked my house and car, streamers everywhere, car paint that said birthday girl and a huge sign on my garage door that said "Honk it's my birthday". I am grateful for her and all the nice things she does. I wish I would have taken pictures of it :(

The night of my birthday.... Trevor spoiled me as always! He told me he was making me something turn out he actually did! He made me a shadow box with all of the dates we have been on that have tickets involved, starting with our first date to the Bee's game on May, 29th 2010! It had tickets of the movies we have been to and we are obsessed with movies! Also SeaWorld, Utah Jazz games, Grizzlie games. I was so impressed. He also put in some sea shells that we found on Hunington beach! He is so thoughtful, he even put everything in with velcro so I can change it out when we go to concerts or other places we want to remember. Then he got me a bloggy, which is a mini video camera... like a flip but the flip is discontinued so now I have my sony bloggy and I can't wait to start posting videos.

My Shadow box

Then he took me to the Nike store and let me pick out shoes. I got two pairs of NIKE's that I love love love.

 Then off to the cheesecake factory! It was so much fun and I am so greateful for him and his ability to show his love to me. 

That same weekend was my Nephews first birthday which is such a HUGE deal so we celebrated that and it was so much fun. He is such a cutie!!!
I tried out my new Bloggie video camera on him eating his cake. He was very timid about diving into it I am glad I caught it on video.


Today I am trying to catch up on all my blogging so there is more to come :)