Monday, August 31, 2009

I have loved this picture lately. I don't know why, but it calms me. Hope it does the same for you.

Well, a little update for everybody is well overdue. We are trucking along and already feeling the effects of first year dental school. Cody is staying up until wee hours of the night studying and even waking up 6 am...on Saturdays before heading to the library to get in a few extra hours. He is getting to know a few more kids in his class, which is soooo good. I am ready for some friends to start coming our way any day now! His first mega exam is this Friday, so I am expecting not to see him much at all the next 3 nights, and then to party hard on Saturday! We are excited for the long weekend and hope to have a BBQ on our nice big grill.
We have still been working on our house here and there. We are getting closer to getting all of our pictures on the walls and more decorations up. There is just so much space to cover compared to our little 1 bedroom in Provo! I am getting my sink put in for my salon in two days and I can't wait! Hopefully then I can slowly start building my clientele and get a little extra money rolling in. We have been hanging with Aaron, Erika and the boys non-stop, and I am loving it! They are so fun to be with, eat with, shop with, pretty much do everything with!
I am staying busy, well, occupied, anyway! Work is going great, I work 3.5 days a week, which is just perfect for me. I swear the other day and a half I am cleaning my MASSIVE house! Okay, so it just feels massive! I have been experimenting starting an actual website instead of just a blogspot, so we will see if the fruits of that labor are ever shared with all of you!
We had a nice weekend and watched a few movies. We just joined Netflix, and it is so crazy getting movies in the mail! I LOVE IT! We watched Race to Witch Mountain and Push this weekend and they were both actually pretty good!
Okay, I am obviously out of stuff to talk about...sorry!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Carrie got Married!

I am so happy for Carrie! She got married to Chris Fimrite this weeked, who, let's face it, is the BOMB! They had such a beautiful wedding, and I got to be a part of it! I flew into Billings on Thursday afternoon and from there on out it was go-go-go! We had a rehearsal and a dinner that night, which was o so fun! Carrie and Chris are so thoughtful, that has always been Carrie to think of others more than herself. They gave everyone who had anything to do with their wedding a present, I got clip on earrings(homemade by Mr. Fimrite!) to wear at the wedding and also a photography book, which I LOVE!
Friday we made flowers, well, ALL day! They all ended up beautiful, especially Carrie's bouquet.
I learned a ton about making flowers for special events and spent some quality time with the other bridesmaids. That night we had a BBQ and PJ made THE BEST pulled pork ever! I have to get the recipe asap so I can whip some out and impress some people! Then Carrie packed for her Honeymoon to MEXICO! Fun! FUN!!!!
Saturday was the BIG day! At 7:30 am I headed to Carrie's house and we went to the Dan Walt Gardens to set up for the Wedding and the Reception. It was quite the task, moving tables, setting centerpieces, hanging decorations, planning the fun for the evening. Then we headed to a hotel suite to do hair! And DO HAIR we did! I curled, and curled, and curled for about 4 hours! WHEW! Everyone looked so beautiful, especially Carrie, I LOVED her hair! She even had a Mary Kay lady come to do makeup, everyone looked so amazing. At about 4 pm (only 1 hour late!) we went back to the gardens to start the festivities. Picture time was a blast, I especially loved it! After pictures we headed back to the bridal suite and that is when I whipped out my camera, I think I got some really fun shots! We had a blast getting Carrie all ready to say I DO! Then came the ceremony. It was SOOO beautiful. Rose petals were scattered down the aisle and the weather was perfect. There were a TON of people there. I only cried once during the ceremony when Chris was saying his vows and telling Carrie how much he loved her....that really got me! I am so glad that she found such an awesome man...and he is even more lucky to have her! They said their I do's and it was of to the reception. Everything went perfect, we laughed and great food and amazing cake, (not to mention those cream cheese mints...mmmm!), and danced the night away! It really was an amazing night and I hope they loved every minute of it! I can't wait to see some of the pictures that were taken, but until then, click the pic below to see some of the ones that I took!
Carrie's Wedding

Sunday, August 9, 2009

I am in love...

I am in love with my new Kitchen Aid Hand Mixer. There is nothing better than 9 speeds of mixing bliss. Thank you Mom and Cody for helping me get this little bit of heaven into my kitchen!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

The Last HooRah! has come down to the wire. Cody has 4 days until he starts dental school!!! This summer has gone by so fast. I think that we are both ready for him to start school, however. He is ready to get down to business, and good thing, because we hear this first year is pretty intense. He will do great though!
We weren't planning on another vacation before he started school, but the cards just fell correctly! Cody's parents decided to buy a motor home(which we are so excited about and hoping that they just might come visit us sometime soon!), and they bought it in Michigan. They asked us to fly and pick it up so that Bert wouldn't have to drive the 23 hours from MI to MT. So, we bought tickets on Thursday evening and flew out on Friday evening!
(JUST A WARNING...we took around 400 pictures in 2.5 was amazing!)
We stayed in a hotel that night and picked up the brand new 2009 motor home on Saturday afternoon. It was fun to see it first and check out where Bert and Laurel would be spending some time! Thank heavens for the couch in the motor home, I don't think I could have taken all of the hours that we spent in it without that baby! Poor Cody just had to hang out in the front while I was on the comfy couch for hours on hours!

Saturday afternoon we went to Ludington, MI and went to the beach. Yes, the beach! We walked out into Lake Michigan and saw an awesome lighthouse. I have never seen a lighthouse before and it was so, so neat! That night we headed to Arcadia, Michigan and we spent the evening in a motor home park on Lake Michigan! I can't even believe how beautiful it was...I had no idea that we would literally be playing ON THE BEACH for an entire weekend! I felt like we were at the ocean. The sand was beautiful, so white and perfectly soft. The water was warm and not salty like the ocean...score! It was perfect in every way. We had a great time just walking on the beach and snapping pictures at sunset.

Sunday morning we golfed at Arcadia of the top 10 public courses in the nation! It was breathtaking. I have never been on a golf course quite like this one...I will just post some pictures because I can't explain it! They don't even do it justice....

Sunday night we got on a carferry and went across Lake Michigan to Wisconsin. We were all over the map! We got there at about midnight and woke up at 5:45 am on Monday so that we could make it to Whistling Straights, where the PGA Championship is being played in 2010!

Need I say more? It was absolutely outstanding! Cody had a caddy and it was so fun, he has never had a caddy before. The guy totally carried his clubs and gave him advice on each and every shot. Practically the ENTIRE course was on the shore of Lake Michigan, and it couldn't have been more beautiful.

After golf we had our best meal of the weekend at the restraunt there. I had a spinach chicken salad and Cody had smoked turkey club. Okay, I know, they both sound so, so simple. They were out of this world! You know if something that simple can be so delicious they are doing something right! We drove the 9 hours back to Omaha and got home at about 11:00 pm. WHEW!!!!! Great weekend and, as Cody says, it was the "vacation of a lifetime"!