[.I need to start bringing my camera along.]


[.Food: God's love made edible.]


A Whole Lot of Thanks and Giving

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[.East Canyon.]

Ever since I started wishing for more -vacations- in the summer, they haven't seemed to stop.  This is not a bad thing, I love them.  My only concern is that the people living across the street from us see me packing the pillows, blankets, and bags every single weekend and they probably think I leave to do some "secret business".  But I don't really care what they think because Lance and I have fun.  I feel like we put our weekends to good use.  Even though the house doesn't ever really get cleaned because the weekends are my time to do it, and we are never there, I still feel like it is more important to go spend time with our families.

We really enjoyed this last weekend up in East Canyon, it was fun and relaxing at the same time.
(Besides when Ty and Brooke get pretty loud - that's not so relaxing)

The first night there we went and spent time in the hot tub and sauna.  I've come to the conclusing that it will always be a conflict with me when I get into hot tubs. I love them!! But because I'm allergic to the heat I can only spend about ten minutes in it before I start breaking out in hives and want to jump into the pool/snow (in the winter).  I'm going to have to try and find something that will help stop the reaction whenever I go hottubbing!

Saturday we all went to Park City for the day to do some "serious" shopping.  I must say I disciplined myself!! I came out of Park City with buying only two things!  Talk about serious!

This is how the boys spent their time "shopping".  Watching the stinkin game!!  (The little table in front of Lance actually had an empty Pepsi can on it when we got there, and we kinda made fun of it saying that it had looked like Lance had already been there.)  I was fine with it though, I moved on quickly enough;)  As I was walking out the door I talk the guy working there that they might be a while, with no hesitation he said, "no problem I'll buy them a pizza!"  I thought it was pretty funny.

The only bad part was that it was absolutely freezing with a blizzard as we were walking through the outlet.  But we were all bundled up so it was worth it.
We bought salted pretzel bites to warm us up as we were leaving!
Instead of taking the main roads back to the condo we took the way through the mountains.
Lance got very excited when we got to see the deer, does and MOOSE on our way back.

.Sorry kind of hard to see - its right in the middle.

At least keeping them entertained was easy!


[.Here's your Sign.]

Thanks to my sweet husband, I had a wonderful birthday!

He gave me the present I wanted most!  Which yes, might be a weird gift as a birthday gift, but I really REALLY wanted it!

He got me the Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred, (which is killer by theway!) along with some weights!  I would have been perfectly fine with just that gift but he also gave me a movie and a nice {little} surprise (if you want to call it little) that I was SO excited for.
Thanks for the tickets mom, glad we all were able to go!!!


I seriously don't know why everyone loves to torture me:)

I don't know what the heck is on her pants!

On the day of my birthday Lance and I went to dinner with my family and grandparents, then went back to the house to open presents and have cake and ice cream.  Goodness, I felt so spoiled!  But thank you everyone for making it great!

Time for the "surprise" .. On Friday, we both got off work early and left on our way to Wendover.

We stayed in the Peppermill Hotel and had a nice buffet dinner once we got there.
We hurried over to Peppermill Concert Hall to pick up our BILL ENVGALL tickets at will call!

.Before the show.

I wish we could  have taken pictures of Bill while the show was going to show how close we were!  We had second row seats!  I was laughing the entire time, wishing I would have spit my gum out so I wouldn't choke on it!

Officially being 21, I could now enter the casinos.
[surprisingly Lance and I didn't get ID'd once]
We went and looked around for a bit and played a couple games, but I'm no longer a night owl now that we're married and got tired around 11:30!!  So Lance took me up to our room to tuck me in, then went back down with my mom.  They came back up to the room about a half hour later and I was already ZONKED!  Well.. they were hungry, woke me up, (more like pulled me out of bed, in my pajamas with no shoes!) and the three of us went on a late night munchies run to Micky Dee's.

It was a short one nighter trip, but it was a blast!!  And the best 21st birthday I could have ever had!

Thanks everyone!!


[.A little late.]

I didn't want this to be posted late, but I've been wanting to post and didn't have my pictures! So, thanks to some wonderful S.I.L I will get started on our Halloween trip to Richmond!  

The Friday before Halloween Lance and I were able to go up to Richmond to Randy and Jenny's home to spend time with Lance's side of the family.  We had a blast!

That Friday night all the girls went and saw This Is It.  I had never really been a fan of MJ and I've never been familiar with his music, but I actually appreciated going to see this movie!
{I'm sure that Jenny's vibe alone was enough to make me want to start dancing to Michael Jackson!!}

 Saturday we woke up to pumpkin waffles and searching for stencils to carve all of our amazing pumpkins!  I usually am lucky if I even get to painting a pumpkin, let alone intensely carving one!  Thanks to the start of this new tradition, Lance and I went and bought two packs of carving materials!

After pumpkins and snacking, Tori and I went with the boys to shoot clay pigeons!  I didn't get as lucky this time as I did my first time ever shooting but Tori hit her first shot!

 [Don't get us mad boys]

This Halloween was the first time I'd been "trick-or-treating" in a while.  Not the good part of trick or treating where  you ask for candy, but the cold door-to-door experience.  Lance and I went with all the family {besides Matt and Tori, who so kindly stayed to pass out candy} to watch Brad and Claire in their cute little costumes.  For some reason, I did find it quite funny that basically the whole family went walking through the neighborhood.


Later the boys scared all the older trick or treaters.  They did get called a couple of names, which were probably well deserved!!

.:Here are everyone's pumpkins:.

 {amazingly created by Lance}

{embarrassingly created by me}

{talented-ly created by Randy}

{enduring-ly created by Matt}

{lovingly created by Jenny}

{strategic-ly created by Tori}

Sunday morning we had the BEST omelets I have ever had in my entire life.
Jenny is such an amazing chef

Then off to church it was.

Halloween was such a fun weekend!

Thank you Randy and Jenny (once again) for letting us come intrude your house!

[.Me at 21.]