Friday Night, we went to Temple Square to see the Christmas lights. I haven't seen these lights in YEARS, so it was so fun to go. We went with our crazy fun friends Gillian and Kevin. The night consisted of: Starving ourselves so we wouldn't miss the lights, road rage, Riding the trax to downtown, Listening to the nativity, looking at the gorgeous lights, taking lots of pictures, seeing Santa, drinking hot chocolate, a really confusing parking garage, going to get some amazing pizza, looking at the houses in Salt Lake and just having a great time.
Okay I love birthdays! So today we are celebrating one of my way best friends birthdays! Today is Gillians 22nd birthday! This girl is amazing. We met because we were visiting teaching companions and have continued to build a great friendship. (i stole this picture from her fbook cause she looks smokin.)
She's so fun to be around, easy to make friends with, hilarious, outgoing, a fun/great/amazing wife, super super creative, strong in the gospel, a great example, and just a truly best friend.
I seriously love this girl Happy Happy Birthday Gil!
All I want before I graduate from BYU is an intramural t-shirt. Is that so much to ask? I felt like this was the year. I had 3 sports. Sadly, my last game in the last sport was tonight. We lost bball in the first round. We lost flag football in the quarter finals. And tonight we lost soccer in the quarter finals. BUT, this is the second semester in a row I've lost in soccer because of penalty kicks. I think someones out to get me.
Our activities ranged from card playing to swimming to airboating to paddleboarding and wakeboarding
Hot tubbing with Nash, Alex, and Kenny.On Thanksgiving. We played cards. We're so glad Rob and Sheree came!
We went paddleboarding. We saw a dolphin.
We went on an airboat in the mangrove forest.We saw this big big guy. Look at his thigh! It knocked his head against the boat on my side. I was a little nervous.
This is a year old alligator. His name was Jeff. We got to hold him.
We went wakeboarding. One day it was on a lake. The next day it was on the ocean. When we went on the ocean we saw another dolphin! Kenny getting some air.
I have the best parents. My amazing mom and dad.
It was so NICE having Christina back. Seriously I loveeeee my sister. I'm so glad she is back.
I'm so thankful for my family. I have the best family. The best parents, siblings, and husband. It's always really hard for me to leave. It always hurts my heart. But I get to see them all in a month! Can't wait for New Years to see them!
Hope everyone had an awesome Thanksgiving weekend!
One week. Until what you ask? Until this sexy lady comes home! I can't wait. Seriously. She's one of my bestest friends and it's been too long with out her. This is the last Thursday I won't be able to call/text/skype my sister. Can't wait till she's home And I can't wait until Thanksgiving to see and hug her in person!
Race day was Saturday. Two days before my stomach started hurting. The Wednesday before I hurt my foot in a basketball game. Isn't that like Murphey's Law? "Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong?" Well we did it! And it was hard. I'm still really sore. But I'm really happy that I did it.
After the race
This is exactly how i felt.
Our little fan club!
our original costume idea fell through. apparently don't try and get your costumes the day before something. they won't have it :)
Alex and I rode the bus today. Here is the conversation we heard: Girl "I have to plead guilty anyways." Boy "Why do you have to plead guilty?" Girl "Because I was speeding...and I don't have a drivers license..." Boy "How fast were you going?" Girl "100 something...and it was a construction zone...and i didn't show up to court."
This post is dedicated to this foxy lady. It is her 22nd birthday today! Yes it is today even though I'm writing this at 12:40am. Haha.
Here's a few reasons why we should celebrate Miss Wendy.
1. She is so funny. We will find funny youtube videos. And quote them 24/7. It's hilarious.
2. She's good at what she does. She works with her sister Cheryl and is excellent at her job. I'm sure they'll miss her.
3. She's strong in the gospel. So strong. I've had some awesome talks with her about the gospel. 4. She's about to serve a mission. In Argentina, Salta. Those people of Argentina don't realize how lucky they are.
5. She's good with babies. She never thought she was. But she is amazing with our nephews. Especially Tyler :) 6. She has the BEST red hair. Oh my gosh I love it. I want my babies to have Wendy color hair.
7. She's a good friend. To me and to her other friends.
8. She's easy to talk to. I can't count the awesome conversations I've had with her. 9. She's a good sister. To Alex and to her other sisters. And me, cause I'm sister(in-law). 10. I just love her sa much!
It's a slight understatement to say Alex and I will miss Wendy a lot when she's gone. But we're so proud of her and what she's doing.
So Happy 22nd Wendy! Jump for joy! You're another year older and wiser too! Happy birthday to youuu!
We finally carved pumpkins! We love carving pumpkins. We had Kevin and Gillian over for pizza and pumpkin carving. It was a blast. Alex and Kevin carving, Gillian just posin. Kevin and Gills pumpkin. Mine and Alex's pumpkin. After carving the pumpkins we enjoyed eating pumpkin seeds, watching our favorite youtube videos, and cracking up about super embarrassing situations.
Okay so I have a good friend Gillian Whom I totally love. And I'm dedicating this post to her. Because if I do I could get one of her amazing headbands. Plus my readers should go to her blog because she is really amazing. Click on her name. Haha. Love ya Gil.
For those of you who don't know. I'm a runner. Haha. But really, I started running this summer just to keep in shape. Now I've been running almost every day for about 4 months. If you know me, I used to despise running. The thought of it made me sick. When I was 15 I found out I had a bulging disc in my back. Running on pavement was on the list of what not to do. So for 5 years I hadn't run on pavement. I ran on grass for soccer and lacrosse but that was it. This summer I started to do it and my back would be a little sore. But I think the Dr. had it wrong. Running has been the solution to my back pain. Since I've been running my back has never been better.
Why am I writing this post? Well I went on my morning run today, and thought about running. I thought about Alex's cousin Holly, who lost her husband when he was running. I thought about how stupid I used to think running was. I thought about people who can't run. So I thought I should pay tribute to running. Because it has helped me. It's helped me get into the best shape I've ever been in. It helps me relieve stress or anger. Sometimes it helps me get through a hard day.
I ran my first 5k, labor day weekend. On the 30th of October, Alex and I will run our first half marathon. Dressed like this (kind of).
My sister-in-law Cheryl, sent me this picture today.
I bought these for the boys the day we found out they were boys. Yes he looks sad, but it's because his aunt that rocks isn't holding him. It's okay Joshiiiieee! I'll come hold you soon. Loveee my nephews.
I've been observing a health classroom of a high school around here the past 2 weeks. Today they were talking about self-esteem. Two girls were talking and one said, "Hey do you have high self-esteem?" The other girl said, "Duh. I'm pretty."