Monday, November 1, 2010

new address

A lot of things have changed in my life recently - new job, new apartment, newlywed.

As such, I deemed it appropriate to get a new blog address as well.

If you are interested in reading any future posts, please go to

Saturday, October 9, 2010

something's fishy

We are the owners of 15 little fish!

We bought the aquarium on Wednesday, set it up, and let the ecosystem start forming. Today I went and bought the fish. They are cute, tropical, colorful fish. I probably spent half an hour just watching them swim around once I put them in the aquarium, and when I fed them that was an adventure in and of itself. haha.

This promises to be a fun experience :)

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

where to begin

I don't even know where to start on this update.

How about a few more engagement pictures? We were supposed to get this round of pictures taken when we got our first round of pictures taken, but due to complicated circumstances, we weren't able to. Even though I was weary to dress up and get my picture taken again, I'm glad we did because these pictures turned out really well.

My mom says that we embody the Taylor Swift Love Story personna very well in these pictures. haha. Kinda fun :)

Next, we can move on to wedding day events. After stressing about it for months, everything went so smoothly. I am sure that is due in large part to all the help that was offered from family and friends. It was beautiful, everything about the whole day. 

And some pictures from the Salt Lake Reception:

This is just a sampling of the wedding photos. In fear of picture overload, I will let you see the rest on facebook. Everyone was so amazing and helpful-family, friends, bridesmaids, photographer-thank you everyone for helping to make the best day of my life so wonderful!

And so married life begins! We went to Kauai on our Honeymoon which was perfect. Hawaii is beautiful - the water is clear, the temperature is perfect. We had so much fun! 

This last week we have been really settling in to our apartment. It has been such a fun experience setting things up together and making our house livable. While living with a boy is definitely an adjustment, I wouldn't change it for the world. What is really weird now is adjusting to real life again. Neither of us had to work much the first week back from our honeymoon, this week however; is different. It is weird to be home alone while Hunter is at work - not exactly something I am used to. haha. Also, I seem to have soooo much time now. While we were engaged it seemed like every minute of every day was planned and now I just hang out and do things at my leisure. Definitely not something I am used to. 

Hopefully one side effect of all this free time of mine will be more blogging! Also, I have internet access inside my apartment now which should also help.  Anyway, until next time (cross your fingers that it isn't December before I update again).

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


Who knew that as a bride to be life would be so busy? I certainly didn't.

Life is busy, but very very good. I think that between the two of us, we have every single day planned until the 18th of September. The wedding planning is moving right along, as it well should be since tomorrow marks exactly one month from the big day.

Since the announcements are going out soon, here is a quick snip-it of what some of the pictures look like. 

I might be slightly biased, but I think that they turned out really well.

Anyway, quick as this update may be, I will hopefully be posting again soon!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

love is in the air

First off, I'm engaged!!!!!

Here is how it all went down:

I was in Europe from May 9th-23rd. This apparently gave Hunter plenty of time to get everything organized and all together. I had absolutely no idea what he was planning. I got home on sunday and spent a little time with him and my dad. The whole time thinking that he is still freaking out about talking to my dad. They both played the part really well. haha.

On Monday, I had to work from 5-3:30 and Hunter supposedly had a meeting that lasted until 6. My plan for the day was to go home, go running with my roommate, then meet up with Hunter and go to Cafe Rio (I was going through serious Mexican food withdrawals - apparently they don't have any in Englad, Ireland, or Scotland). My roommate and I go for our run in Memory Grove - this is a normal thing for us so nothing too out of the ordinary. About halfway through the run, she says that her toe (that had been injured in Europe at some point) was hurting so she needed to walk. I pass this off as completely normal behavior. Not long after that, I come around a corner and see a guy walking up the grove in a shirt and tie. I take note, think that it is kind of strange, and continue on my run as normal. As I get closer, I realize that this guy is Hunter. He comes up to me and gives me a big hug. At this point, I still have no idea what is about to go down. I just figure he got out of his meeting early and figured I was running at Memory Grove and decided to come meet me. Then Cherie comes around the corner and takes a camera from Hunter. Then I start to piece it together. He then proceeds to tell me he loves me, gets down on one knee, and asks me to marry him :) 

Of course I said yes!

This is by far my favorite picture of the set. We just look so happy :) Which, of course, we are!

Afterwards, we walk down the rest of the grove to his car. He proceeds to tell me that Cafe Rio will be postponed until tomorrow and that I need to go home and shower and change into nice clothes so he can take me to dinner. Dinner was from The Roof, which is a much more fitting restaurant for having just gotten engaged!

That is our story! We are happy and in love :) More details and a date will follow, we are taking a little time to revel in the fact that we are engaged before diving head first into planning. Life is good!

Saturday, May 8, 2010


Dear England, Ireland, and Scotland,

Two weeks of my life will be spent in you - starting tomorrow. I will be perfectly happy with all your rain and mid 50 temperatures. I look forward to seeing the wonderful sights that are within your boundries.

Until then,

Sunday, May 2, 2010

no more please

Dear Snow,

I am sick of you.


I work in Park City. I realized when I took the job that my drive up Parley's Canyon could be interesting at times - particularly during the winter. There were maybe 4 days total that I had any trouble (and by trouble, I mean it took me a little longer than normal, not once did I get stuck, stopped, or hurt) getting up the mountain before April. One particularly bad time in March definitely takes the cake, but alas, nothing I couldn't handle.

At the beginning of April there was a huge snowstorm that lasted most of my week on. Okay, I told myself, it is the beginning of April and we are in Utah afterall - this is to be expected. After that though the weather got all warm and nice, blossoms started coming out, and silly me thought that winter was finally coming to an end. How very wrong I was. Today is my 5th day coming to work this week and 3 of those days have included a snowpacked drive up. Really?? It is May Mother Nature, did you miss the memo?

Moral of the story, I am SOOOOOO ready to not drive in the snow anymore. I want it to be warm and dry. Please, please can we go back to the beautiful weeks of spring?