Friday, December 10, 2010

Grrr...

I've had the video done for a few weeks now, but for some reason I'm having a lot of problems uploading it to blogger. I'll keep trying, stay tuned. :)

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Sneak Peak

Surprise! I'm back to the blogging world. I finally looked through all our pictures from the cruise. I'm working on putting together a video and hope to have it up within a week. But, here is my favorite picture of the whole trip.
Don't we look adventurous? This was during our zipline/repelling excursion. AWESOME!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Anniversary

Zariph and I celebrated our TENTH Anniversary last Thursday! I woke up early and made him french toast with strawberries for breakfast, while we watched this lovely video that I made which shows pictures from our ten years of married life.

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I also bought him another wedding band, because he lost his other one in Las Vegas last August.

Zariph took me out to dinner that night. We went to The Roof at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building which overlooks the Salt Lake Temple (where we were married) and it is where Zariph proposed 10 1/2 years ago! There were ten red roses waiting on our table for me - how special.

Dinner was so good! The restaurant is a really nice buffet. Everything was delicious! I really overate, just check out my dessert plate. I couldn't decide, they all looked so good (and they were)!
The view from our table:

Saturday, April 10, 2010

A Night of Michael Buble!

Wow, I've slacked off on the blog, I know... Anyway, I was lucky enough to attend the Michael Buble concert with my sisters and mom, when he came to SLC about two weeks ago. We met up after work and ate dinner at Wingers.

Then we drove down to the E Center in not much time at all. But the traffic getting off of the freeway was horrible! It took us about 45 minutes to get from the freeway exit to where we finally gave up and ended up parking in a little strip mall just down the street. It was pouring rain and we walked about a mile to the E Center. And I didn't know it, but apperently my shoe had a little hole in the bottom of the sole and was leaking water up into my sock everytime I stepped. It was so cold! So, I enjoyed the concert with one sock off and one sock on, lol. The man himself...It was a great concert!
A little excited...


Our matching shirts...

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Here's a little sample from the night. It's amazing how his voice can always be perfect!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Lake Havasu and Las Vegas


We recently returned from our trip to Lake Havasu, Arizona, and Las Vegas. We had a nice time relaxing and spending time together just the three of us. We stayed in a condo on the beach of Lake Havasu for a week. We walked around by the London Bridge (yes, I know it's a little weird, but they bought the real London Bridge and reassembled it in Lake Havasu - we couldn't stop singing "London Bridge is Falling Down" everytime we drove over it). They have a few cute little shops around the London Bridge and it was nice weather to be outside and walk around. We went up to Laughlin to shop at some outlets - but soon discovered there weren't many people shopping there under 60 and all the stores were geared towards the "older" crowd. One day we drove down to Phoenix, it was Zariph and my first time going there. Once again we gravitated to the shopping. I love that Zariph likes to shop as much as I do. We also had a nice lunch at Rainforest Cafe. My 30th birthday was in the middle of the week. Zairph made me breakfast in bed and pampered me all day with letting me do whatever I wanted. We went on some walks and went on a boat tour of Lake Havasu. He also gave me a fun card with a print out that said I was signed up to skydive that weekend in Vegas! And we went to a nice dinner, too. Overall, the scenery was beautiful and it was a great relaxing week.
On the way home, we spent the weekend in Vegas. Saturday morning I went skydiving! It's something I've kind of always wanted to do, but didn't know if I really had the guts to do it. But I thought since I was turning 30, I just felt like I needed to do something crazy. So, I took the opportunity. When you jump out of an airplane that high in the air, you're not really worried about the ground, yet. It didn't even really feel like I was falling that fast, it's not really like a "falling" feeling at all. I just felt a lot of wind blowing in my face, I was most worried that I couldn't breath. Then finally after probably a whole 10 seconds the parachute was pulled and I felt like we were just stuck in mid air, I couldn't tell that we were getting any closer to the ground at all. Then my instructor taught me how to steer the parachute and coached me to spiral down in circles. It was fun. It is definitely something I'd do again.

My 30th Birthday Adventure

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Friday, February 12, 2010

It's Official!

For anyone wanting to do any vinyl projects, I created a blog to showcase some projects and to give prices and options. Check it out and pass the word along, to anyone you know. Craftyvinyl.blogspot.com

Thursday, January 7, 2010

New Year's in California

This last weekend, we had an opportunity to get away to California for a few days, over New Year's weekend. We woke up super early Thursday, and got to Universal Studios by about 5:00 p.m. We spent that evening in the park, and hung out at Universal's CityWalk as long as we could Thursday night, for New Year's Eve.



Yummy! There was this excellent crepe place, it was so good!

Boston just couldn't hold in the excitement! (That's actually what I felt like doing, too.)
Then Friday, we went back to Universal.
Who looks more evil in this picture?

Looking out at the view. The weather was absolutely perfect!
Boston LOVES dogs!
Then Saturday, we walked around Hollywood, by the Chinese Theater and looked at the stars. Then we hit an outlet. (what's vacation without a little shopping?)

Saturday night, we went to Downtown Disney. This was in the Lego Store, while killing time, waiting for our table at Rainforest Cafe.
And here's my dad and Carol, we went to dinner together.
Our table was great, right by the big fish tank. Boston was still a little nervous of the gorilla, but he loved looking at the fish.
In-n-Out in Vegas on the drive home (yep, we did that all in one day, too).

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Chuck E. Cheese, Skiing, and Tepenyaki

So, Saturday (the day after Christmas), I went with Misty, Zariph's parents, Boston, and the girls to Chuck E. Cheese. Boston had a blast. He went up to everyone (even strangers) and started talking jibberish and pointing at like the games and stuff.


I love this little drawing thing. This was actually the first take out of three.

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Zariph and Roy went skiing at The Canyons. And then we met up for dinner at Tepenyaki. Yum, yum.

Christmas

Christmas Eve, Zariph gave me this lovely old smelly, corroded bathroom faucet. (Which meant he replaced it with a nice one!)
Christmas morning, Santa left this fun track and car set for Boston. He loved it so much, he just wanted to play with it all day.
Presents from Boston's birth grandma. He knew exactly what the pez were, that's what "candy" was when we taught him the sign language for it.
We had breakfast and opened presents at my mom's house.
Grandma Hanson
Hannah and Jac helping Grandpa Mike open his presents.
Lindsay, Eliza, and Jake

Zariph's fun new toy. He only crashed it a few times.
That evening we went to Zariph's parents house for presents, food, and singing. Boston loves this four wheeler! He's so excited that he can actually make it go.
Zariph's family got him a turkey fryer. What a great idea, he loved it.
After the family party, we all went up to the Christmas Village in Ogden. We bundled up so much, and it was still so cold, we just hurried through it.