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... :)
video