Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Dar's Here!

When we got back from fishing Dar had arrived from Michigan! She drove across the country with a trailer full of my belongings from Michigan. We had a fun time unpacking the trailer and all in all just hanging out. Dar came down to campus with me and we even got some shopping in at Deseret Book and the Distribution Center. Here are a couple pictures from our dinner with Dar and of the house now that it is decorated.

Jon and me at Red Robin, I was chilly.

Dar with us at Red Robin.

Hugs in the front room.

The office with all of the books unpacked. The desk area just needs some cleaning.

The reading chair in the office.

The last bookshelf in the office, our church books take a lot of space.The hall closet with our games and spare blankets.

The bedroom with all of our throw pillows.

The dresser, our pictures aren't all hung.

The secretary, it needs some organizing still.

The other side of the upstairs bedroom, stuff for my classroom some day.

Bathroom towels and shower curtain.

Our one bathroom decoration.

The living room. Jon installed the recessed lighting himself.

Another shot of the front room including the cleverly covered butterfly chair.

The front entry way.

Our fish tank and our adorable 8 fishies.

The kitchen table, we still need chairs.

The kitchen with our red decor.

View of the living room from the kitchen.

The stove and more of our red stuff.

Inside the glass cupboards, our china.

The basement bathroom, it's sort of decorated.

Fishing Fun

Labor Day weekend we had a visit from Jon's parents. It's a family tradition to go fishing in September when dad Hamilton comes out to do law school interviews. Although we originally planned to stay at the cabin Friday night, we delayed our plans in order to attend the temple where our cousin went through for his endowment. It was fun to go through the temple with our family since we hadn't ever done that before.

Getting up extremely early on Saturday morning, we packed up the cars and headed out to Strawberry Reservoir. We got out on the lake and immediately started catching fish. By 3 in the afternoon we had already caught 59 fish. At that point I was tired and David and Aimee wanted to see the BYU football game. We were dropped off at the pier and Jon and his parents kept on fishing. By the end of the day the total was up to 72.

Jon removing the hook from my first fish of the day.

Holding my fish, it cut up my fingers pretty badly, stupid cut throat.

Jon showing off his tiny keeper.

That was the storm that blew in and drenched us.

David, Aimee, and mom Hamilton hanging out on the boat.

Closing on the house

These pictures are a long time coming. The day that we signed on the house we took the camera along to document such an exciting time in our lives.

I paid attention to what Jon wore that day when he left and put on a matching outfit.

Jon being adorable.

Here we are with Katie, our realtor all signed off.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

I'm awful

Sorry for taking so long to update this guys. I plan to post a bunch of stuff this afternoon. School has been busy and I couldn't find the cord for uploading pictures from my camera.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

I was tagged

A: Addiction: macaroni and cheese
B: Breakfast (what you eat): Carnation Instant Breakfast
C: Chocolate or Chips: neither, cheese crackers
D: Dessert or Appetizers: dessert
E: Essential Items: keys and phone
F: Favorite Color: red or green pending on the day
G: Gummy Bears or Gummy Worms: worms for sure
H: Hometown: Southfield, MI
I: Indulgence: soft serve ice cream
J: January or July: July, I love the fourth
K: Kids: I love them! We'll have some eventually
L: Life isn't complete without: Jon-boy
M: Most exciting memory: Touching the tigers in Thailand. It was thrilling and terrifying all at the same time.
N: Number of Brothers and Sisters: 4 fantastic sisters
O: Oranges or Apples: apples
P: Phobias or Fears: falling
Q: Quote: "Happiness is like peeing your pants. Everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth." Not sure who said it, but Mallory quoted it in APUSH
R: Reading: Textbooks, The Inclusive Classroom: Strategies for Effective Instruction
S: Summer or Spring: Spring, it's GREEN
T: Tag 6 people: Sara, Alyssa, Martha, Karyn, Erin, Makensey
U: Unknown Fact About Me: I only had braces for 6 months when I was 12.
V: Vacation I want to go on: An extended stay in Michigan, with a stop Up North. Or... Alaska for exploring, not fishing.
W: Walking or Running: Walking
X: X-Ray or Ultrasound: Ultrasound, I LOVE heat ultrasounds
Y: Your favorite food: cold cereal or mac and cheese
Z: Zoo or Bowling: zoo, I HATE bowling.