Thursday, March 26, 2009

Oh Samoa

This little cookie has been my joy as of late. I only bought two boxes, and I'm trying to make them last as long as possible. Let's just say the Girl Scouts knew I'd be needing these right now, thank you!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

At Long Last...

This cute brother of mine has finally decided to get married! Jonny and Marissa got engaged last night. Sadly enough I had to find out about this over a facebook status update! What a lame-o brother. But we are so extremely excited for them and can't wait to see this blessed occasion occur! Love you both!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009


My oldest friend, McKenzie, got hitched yesterday! She married Deven Garner in the Logan, Utah temple and it was beautiful! The weather was gorgeous, just a little windy. The sealing was sweet and done in plenty of time! They specifically picked this date because Kenzie loves math and it was a "square root day." (3x3=9) It was pretty funny because the sealer actually mentioned how smart it was for them to pick that date. I'm sure that made them even more sure they picked the perfect day!
Logan Temple

We had a lot of time to kill before pics so Jordan got creative and we took a picture of a shadow kiss.

The new Mr. and Mrs. coming out of the temple

Deven and McKenzie

The luncheon following the temple was at the Copper Mill restaurant. The last time Jordan and I were in Logan we ran into the photographer from our own wedding and he told us that he had some pictures displayed in this restaurant and that our wedding was one of them. So we had to check that out and when we found our picture on the wall by the little barber shop, we also saw our photographer! It was pretty crazy but fun. So here we are with our wedding pic in the background. Hard to believe that was over two years ago.

The reception took place at a church in Clinton and we got to see so many friends there. I don't get to see these people very often anymore so it was really fun for me.

Me and Kenz

The bride and groom sharing their first dance Eating the cake, they were way too nice to each other!
Everything went really smoothly and the night was perfect. I am so extremely happy for my dear friend and am excited for her to start this new adventure. I have never seen her so happy in all of my life so Congrats you two and best wishes!


McKenzie's insanely talented sister-in-law did all of the decorations for the reception. It looked amazing. The neat thing is, Kenzie and Deven get to keep quite a bit of it to decorate their new home. I am jealous, to say the least. We made sure to capture some of the cute displays.

These were just a few, but you really had to be there to appreciate all of the hard work that she put into making it look perfect.

Another getaway...

Jordan, Ryan, Lauren and I headed down for some warmth this past weekend! It actually didn't end up as warm as I'd hoped but it was sure warmer than Provo! We planned to meet up with Jordan's parents and Uncle Mike in Las Vegas, the boys were all headed to the Nascar Race. While that sounded VERY intriguing to us girls, we decided to pass...

On the way down to Vegas we stayed a night with Grandma-ma in sunny St. George. She was at their house alone that week while Grandpa was taking care of some things up North. She was kind enough to put us up and show us a few things around town.

All of us checkin out the view

We were supposed to go do a session at the St. George temple, unfortunately Grandma realized her temple recommend had expired last month. We decided to still stop by and see the temple, Jordan had never seen it up close before, it was beautiful!

Jordan, me, Ryan and Lauren

St. George Temple

Me and Lauren

Lauren, Ryan, Grandma, Jordan and Me

After the temple, we headed to Cafe Rio and then headed to Vegas. Once we met up with the rest of the fam we grabbed some necessary In-n-Out burgers and hung out on the strip. I don't know what was up this weekend, but that place seemed even crazier than usual! So we stuck to the more "clean" fun around town, including M&M World where we saw this car, in honor of the big race!

On Saturday the boys headed here to the track:

They did a lot of this. The race took a lot longer than we anticipated because there were a lot of yellow flags, but they boys really enjoyed themselves. They actually went to the Saturday race, not the big Sunday one. They definitely got some sun, which we sadly don't have pictures of.

While the boys were gone, Lauren, Michelle and I just shopped around and proudly spent hardly any money! I was quite proud of myself. I usually use vacations as an excuse to buy whatever I feel like. But my big treat this time was a little bit of this:

Now, for some background, I was first introduced to this restaurant when I lived in Virginia. A lady in our ward once referred to it as "a celestial experience." Now, we first thought that might be a little over the top, but that was before we had experienced the divinity that is this food. Utah, being the lame state that it is sometimes, does NOT have a Maggiano's. So whenever we are in Vegas I make Jordan take me. It was a huge success this trip, as always!
Us girls also decided to treat ourselves to a show of our own. We tried to get some good discount tickets from one of the kiosks out on the strip but we weren't having much luck. We ended up just heading over to the Ventian where the concierge helped us get some awesome seats to see Phantom of the Opera that night. I have seen Phantom once in NY, but it was a standing ticket and not quite the same. So I was really excited to really experience it the way it should be. The theater was beautiful and the cast was excellent. We were very pleased. I've been singing the songs in my head for days now.

We grundgingly headed back home on Sunday. It was a pretty quick getaway but we all throughly enjoyed ourselves. It's been a little rough getting back into the daily grind, but I guess that's just the way vacations go.