Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Another reason....

why I love Matt so much....


He's an amazing cook...he made Cafe Rio chicken tortilla soup the other day, it was AMAZING! Here's the finished product:



He knows how much I hate cutting onions, so he pulled out his handy dandy oxygen mask and exam gloves and got to work...










He told me he did this the other day (when I was at work, so I wasn't fortunate enough to see it) and I was dying laughing. I can just imagine him home alone, cutting onions, wearing gloves and an oxygen mask. What a sight to see!





Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Happy Birthday Matt!!


Matt's birthday was last week and he is now 24! I can't believe it, we're getting so old! We went home to Salt Lake for Thanksgiving and since his birthday was the day before Thanksgiving, we celebrated in Utah. We went to dinner at Olive Garden and then to see the movie 127 Hours, which was AMAZING. It was a fun day!



24 things I love about Matt on his 24th birthday:

1. He is the most unselfish person I have ever met.
2. Such a hard worker
3. He's very Driven
4. He's smart and has big goals I know he will accomplish.
5. Athletic
6. He's my personal cheerleader, and I know he would do anything for me.
7. He cooks dinner 75% of the time :)
8. He's a neat freak (yes!)
9. Best foot/calf/back rubber in the world
10. Can make me feel better on my worst day
11. He loves kids and kids love him
12. Spiritually Strong
13. He's going to be an amazing dad and is excited to have kids someday
14. Cuddles me to sleep every night
15. Tells me I look pretty in the morning when I wake up (when I KNOW i don't!)
16. Drives me to work on snowy days
17. He makes me oats and a protien shake every morning at 7 before I leave...even when he doesn't have to wake up for anything.
18. He scrapes all the ice and snow off my car and warms it up for me in the morning (in the FREEZING weather) before I leave.
19. His "butt chin" and jaw line :)
20. His long eyelashes and sexy self
21. Sensitive, understanding, forgiving
22. He can fix ANYTHING (including earrings)
23. He's my work out buddy
24. He's my best friend


...just to name a few. I just love Matt so much, and am SO THANKFUL I married him. I dated a lot of dorks back in the day and I am so glad that I finally met a real man that treats me the way every girl deserves to be treated. He is the best thing that has ever happened to me. I am happier than I have ever been, and I feel like I am in such a good place in my life right now. Every day I realize how lucky I am and how grateful I am that he is in my life. I don't know where I be with out him. I love you honey! :)

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

October runs...

October is THE GREATEST time of year for running. It is SO beautiful. Blue skies, changing leaves, the smell of fall in the air, and just cool enough, but not cold. One word pretty much sums it up: AMAZING!!

I went for a run today after I got home from work and I'm not kidding, it was the best thing I have done all day (quite possibly all week!!!) . There's just something about running that makes you feel so good-during and after. It is my "ME TIME" , my therapeutic time...just to run and clear my head. Just me and my ipod...perfect. As I was on my last mile or so my ipod was on shuffle and the song "what a wonderful world" by louis armstrong came on. The sun was setting and it was so beautiful...what a perfect time for that song! It made me think and appreciate all the beauty around me. I am so blessed.

If anyone is considering taking up running, I urge you to do so NOW! October is the best time of year to start!!!!

You will be hooked, so don't say I didn't warn you!!! :)

Happy October everyone!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Provo Half Marathon.

Last Saturday was the Provo Half Marathon. It was so much fun! The run was beautiful. We started out at the top of Provo canyon, and ran down to the riverbottoms. It was so good to have Matt there waiting for me at the finish line! This was the first race where he was there. The other marathons I did when he was on his mission, so he just heard about them through letters. Even though it was just a half, it was so good to see him at the end! :)




Right before I crossed the finish line! 1:57:30 :)

air show....

A couple weeks ago, Matt and I went to the Blue Angels Air Show. Matt was in HEAVEN!!! I was a little skeptical at first... We were there ALL DAY long!! It was SO hot and there were way too many people crowded into one area. The lines for food and water (of coarse they wouldn't let you bring your own) were literally an HOUR long. People were passing out left and right of heat stoke...it was a little crazy. I was just about ready to die and then the Blue anges came out and rocked my socks. They were amazing. I can't believe some, okay- ALL the things they do. You couldn't pay me enough to do that crazy flying business!! It ended up to be a lot of fun! Here are some pictures.












high class white trash. half the reason i go to these kind of events.


pure awesomeness.



We saw Dog the Bounty hunter and his wife Beth..
:)


Something tells me they get their hair done at the same place, what do you think?




Blue Angels... I'll admit it, this whole situation is just a little bit attractive.







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Taking off!!!
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This was one of my favorite tricks they did!

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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

paramecid graduation...

Matt offically graduated from the Paramedic Program today, YAY!!! I'm so proud of him. He was asked to give a speech at the graduation today, and he did such a good job. I was so mad though, I freaking forgot my camera! I ALWAYS have my camera on me...but apparently I just forget it on important days :/. I called Kylie over to take a picture for us when we got home so we'd at least have SOME memory from this day. I took some pics of him giving his speech and the whole pinning process on my phone, but they didn't turn out too great. One of our friends from the paramedic program's mom was there and took some pictures for me, so when I get those I'll post some more. :) One hill down!



Tuesday, July 20, 2010

happenings...

Summer is flying by! I can't believe it. I only have another 5 weeks or so of freedom! :(....however, I am excited to start teaching again, and can't wait for 1st grade! Matt's Paramedic Graduation is tomorrow...he's finally done with the Paramedic Program! YAY I get to see my husband again!!...well at least for a little while. He has his summer break now for the next 6 weeks, and I'm so excited! We plan on doing a lot of playing. :)

Can I just say how much I love summer?? Tonight I went for a walk at like 9, and it was SO pretty. The sun had just set, it was starting to cool off, and it was just me, the pavement, and Kenny (on my i pod of course). It was so relaxing to just take a walk and take it all in: the sunset, the smells, the temperature...it was all fantastic. I live for nights like these. :) I start to get really anxious when I think about fall coming. Don't get me wrong, fall is great but it's what comes after fall that's not so great. It feels like it is cold here 85% of the time...and that's just not okay with me. There's just something about summertime that makes me happy.

I just finished reading the book "The Alchemist". I really liked it...it was uplifiting and motivating. It's all about finding your life's treasure and listening to your heart in all that you do. I'd recommend it to anyone. It's a quick read, and really, it just makes you want to be a better person...which is always good.

So the half marathon is two weeks from this Saturday and I'm so excited!! I have been doing a really quick training program, but I think it'll all be good. I haven't run in a race since the St. George Marathon a couple years ago, so I'm kinda nervous. The St. George marathon was insaine. The first 15 miles or so were completely uphill...then the last 11 miles were pretty much all downhill. I thought I was going to die when I started running downhill. My legs LITERALLY felt like jello...ready to collapse at any given moment. It was a beautiful run though and probably my favorite marathon yet. Anyway, I'm excited/nervous for the Provo Half. I hear it's beautiful, so I'm sure I'll love it. I've never done a half before. I think it'll be fun!


Going out on the town!!
Taking pictures by the Rexburg Temple. It was SO windy
and Matt was SO sick of taking pictures...so this is how
the picture turned out. Cute face Matt.


View from the top!!


This was one of the first pics we took.
As you can see...Matt was still cooperating
at this time.



Apparently I do really strange things in my sleep.
The other day when Matt came in to kiss me goodbye,
this is how he found me sleeping. He thought it would just
be hilarious to take a picture so he could prove how weird
I am in my sleep (he tells me all the time, but I never can recollect
anything.) I'm not sure what's going on in the picture to
tell you the truth.




Matt learned how to suture the other
day in class. So he came home, put on his "nerd lamp"
(aka the thing on his head)
and started stitching up a glove. Gotta love him. :)






Charlie's Blessing Day!!! He is so dang cute! I love
how much hair he has. Look at his cute little face!!



Me and Krys just after the blessing. I could hold this
little boy for hours!!



Wednesday, July 7, 2010

4th of July Weekend!!

Happy 4th!!!
Last weekend, Matt and I went to Salt Lake to celebrate the 4th with our families. It was so fun! It was a long weekend, so it was really nice to have those couple extra days to hang out with everyone. Here are a few pics from our weekend.




We were able to go up to Matt's parent's cabin, and had a lot of fun. Almost everyone was there, and it was really nice to visit. Their cabin is beautiful and is surrounded by beauty everywhere! Every thing was sooo green and it smelled so nice. It was great to get away for a bit and enjoy the mountians.





We went hiking with my family..

Cute Jack didn't want to ride in this backpack thing at first, but once we put him in, he had a lot of fun and didn't want to get out! What a cute boy.



Tiff's cute family




We made it to the top!!!




Maddie was collecting rocks along the way...




Cute bridge!








My cute neice Carly up at Matt's cabin. She is such a doll!!! I was sad I didn't get a picture with Kiley, Dan and Shannon's baby. She is darling. She let me carry her around and is such a cuddle bug!!
Waiting for the Jets to fly by, an annual tradition. My grandparents live in Provo and have a BBQ every 4th. They live like a block away from the Stadium (Stadium of Fire) so we always go outside and watch the jets fly by. If you know my dad, he is obsessed with airplanes so this is like heaven for him. We have been going to this place to watch they jets fly by since I can remember, what a fun tradition!






Swimming with the kids. I don't know where Maddie was for this picture, but she was there too! I just love them!





Here's a video of the jets flying by. If you haven't been to stadium of fire, or in Provo on the 4th, you really should go sometime. It's amazing to watch those jets fly by! Lisa was freaking out after they flew by, and I quote "oh that's sooooo hot!" haha it's true though. I'll admit, something about a jet is definitly attractive. Maybe it's because of Top Gun. Who knows... :)
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Monday, June 28, 2010

Summertime...

"Summertime is finally here
That old ballpark, man, is back in gear
Out on 49
Man I can see the lights
School's out and the nights roll in,
Man like a long lost friend you aint seen in a while,
You can't help but smile."

Hello everyone!! Yay for summer! It's finally starting to warm up and i serioulsy can't get enough of it. This summer has been so relaxing so far, and man it's FLYING by! I seriously wish I could stop time. Summer is the greatest thing ever.

Last weekend our ward had a camp out. It was so much fun! I just love our ward. Everyone is so nice and we just love it here. I can't believe I am actually saying that I love Idaho. Every time I tell someone from HS or college that i live here, they're shocked. haha. I'll admit it. I wasn't too excited to move to Rexburg at first. Far away from family, small town, no friends. Well I'm happy to say that my opinon has totally changed, and I love it here! I love the small town, the people, my job, our ward, my fun new friends, it's all just so great. I love where we are right now in our life. Every day is a new adventure, and life couldn't be better.

Here are a few pictures of what we have been up to lately....





The other day, we had a bunch of friends over for dessert
and Matt got talking about how he has been doing lifefight.
I made fun of him the first time I saw him all dressed up,
he just looked so silly! So everyone wanted to see what
it looked like, so he went and tried it on. Man, i love watching
his face light up when he gets in "character". It's like my five
year old nephew who thinks he turns into Spiderman when he
puts his spiderman PJ's on. It's just so cute, I just had
to take a pic. Note his expression. He couldn't be
more pleased with himself! :)


Our friends Joel and Brittany and us
brushing our teeth by the campfire!!













roasting away!!!!


























Matt taking me on our hourly bathroom trips. good thing he came prepared with all his lights!! haha
























a turtle we found at the camp out!!












some of the boys..



some of the girls...



i just love these gals!




so a bunch of girls in the ward have been getting together Monday nights for the Bachelorette. I didn't ever watch it, but it was so fun just to get together and have a girls night. Well, now that I have been watching for a few weeks, I'm hooked. It's so fun to get together and just have girl time. I love these girls! We have so much fun together. :)
Anyway, that's what we've been up to. Life is good.