Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Summer in a Nutshell

I find it a little pathetic that the last time I blogged (not that I said much of importance) was in the middle of finals in April and here we are in August already. You would think that I would have taken advantage of the summer to blog since I'm always apologizing for taking so long and being so busy... Maybe I just don't like blogging as much anymore. But I do have some blog worthy things to write about. Let's start with a recap of our summer so far.

We did our best to finish finals early so that we could go see my parents' new house in Arizona. They bought it as a retirement home of sorts but they just love it too much so they will probably be moving there in the next couple of months. It is pretty awesome. Here are some pictures from our trip :)

Good-bye yucky Provo! Hello Arizona!

We snuck into the backyard of this foreclosed
house with this awesome pool

Here it is! My parents' house
This restaurant we went to has a shark tank
that is the size of the wall.

It was a loooong winter
Not quite yet ready for a real pool...
We dyed my mom's hair while we were there

Trying to be Saguaro Cacti
We visited a friend's house with a pool
and hung out there all day.
I took a picture of this road because it cracked me up. It
looked like it was trying to be Beverly Hills but those trees
were the ONLY thing on this road haha

After Arizona we had to go back to reality :( I took spring classes and worked and Mike just worked full time and took a break from classes. It was his first break in a year and a half so he was pretty excited. I took a few classes for my math ed minor. We work together so that's been fun. At least we get to see each other there every day.

In the beginning of May we went to a friends' cabin and I rode on AND drove my first four wheeler. It was fun. Mike, Jeremy, and I all rode up in Jeremy's topless Jeep and boy was it cold! None of us were thinking so I was the only one with a jacket, although that still wasn't warm enough, and it was FREEZING on the way up and on the way back.

We got soooo dirty haha

On memorial day weekend we got to go see Pentatonix in concert! If you don't know, they won this show called The Sing-Off and they are the BEST a Capella group EVER. 

We even made t-shirts....

...of the main singer's face...

...and got there 4 hours early to wait in line....

...to get these awesome seats spots on the lawn...

and it was awesome!!! Best show ever. 

Vocal Point was there (they were also on the show)

And Delilah who was also on the show.

But we were really here to see these guys. 

...and we even waited in line to get a very blurry picture with them!!!! 

Check them out on youtube if you've never heard them before.

Ok, I'm over it. Well not really, but moving on anyways.

We've also got to spend time with this cute little one.

Mike's family came up in the beginning of July but I guess we just don't take pictures because we barely have any from when they were here. This is from the 4th of July and I was taking it of that fire in the background. But, his family was there. Promise. 

Him and his dad were pretty handy and they fixed our clutch by themselves. 

Two days after his family left, my mom and Tristan and Jana came to visit. It was so much fun to have both of our families here! But again, no pictures :( Except this picture of the van. My mom claims that this pillow turns her van into a pad hahaha. Oh mom. 

We also got to facetime with these lovely people a few times.

And we went to a ward camp out with our singles ward. It was on a beach which meant that everything in our tent had a very fine layer of sand on it when we got in to go to bed that night. And when we woke up I got a free exfoliation massage on my face. 

This summer we got season's passes to the Scera shell outdoor theater with which we get tickets to 7 concerts and 3 musicals. Pentatonix was the first concert. We also went to the Utah symphony and Rodney Atkins so far. And 2 of the musicals - Wizard of Oz and All Shook Up, an Elvis inspired musical. It has been awesome to have a different type of thing to do than we normally do this summer. Plus, it's a pretty dang good deal!

Also, since we have the BEST RELATOR EVER he gave us his club tickets to the Real Salt Lake game. Not only did we get awesome seats, we also got free concessions! It was so amazing.

The climax of our summer has been buying a house.Which I will have to write more about later. But you can view my previous post for some pictures. 

And last but not least, we work. Every day. But at least we're together right?

Also, tonight one of my very best friends gets home from her mission!!!! 
This beautiful little red head!!!
Wow, this picture was taken the day she went to the MTC 18 months ago. Mike was on crutches and we look like we had a rough night haha. 

Hope you enjoyed our summer in a nutshell. :)

Still to come:
August 9 - Fly to WA
August 11 - Tristan and Jana's wedding
August 12-17 - Camping and hanging out in WA
August 18 - Back to Provo to see LIZ!!!!!!

Out with the OLD, in with the NEW

This was our view yesterday as we left our old apartment for (almost) the last time. 

It was very bittersweet. We had so many good memories at our first apartment. After all, it was the very first place that we lived together after we got married. 


We are VERY excited for this!!!

For sale no more :)

When we pulled into the driveway to get our keys from our Realtor there was a guy in the driveway calling the number off the sign to try and buy our house. Sorry buster but it's already sold!

I can't show you many pics of the inside yet as we are still unpacking but here is a sneak preview. The very first thing we did is paint.

We did this beautiful orange wall in the living room
a gray wall in the bedroom, although we may paint the whole bedroom that color
 (just because we can. because we own it. oh yeah.)

The kitchen is the first room that we unpacked and the only room that we've unpacked completely so far. soooo... here it is!

And here is the first meal I made in my new kitchen. It was so fun!

Saturday was a long, long, looooonnnggg day.

Well, we own a home! It's so exciting and we LOVE it already! More to come on this (hopefully).

watch this if you want to share more happiness with us :)