Wednesday, July 15, 2009

What a Great Summer!

I was just looking through all of the pictures on my phone from this summer and I found myself amazed at what a wonderful time I've I thought that I would share a few of my favorite pictures/moments with the two or three people who actually follow our blog. ;)

The family get togethers have been such a blast for me this year (even though we haven't broken out the croquet set). It's been wonderful to have Ariel around to get to know everyone and experience bocce ball, frisby golf, Barksdale BBQ's, great board games (thanks Al), our "unique" Birthday songs, etc, etc... (sorry about the formatting...the published post came out nothing like the preview...I had all the pictures bunched together and looking nice...oh well)

Ariel has also been taking me to the arcade from time to time and that's been a blast..surprisingly. ;) I had never thought about playing arcades with my fiance on a Friday night, but it's been fun.

Of course, the engagement and wedding planning have been the biggest highlights of all. I can't believe how much I love Ariel. Our wedding is just 30 days away and I can't wait. I've had a great time being involved with the wedding planning..from the proposal, to doing invitations, picking a wedding dress for Ariel, to deciding on food, location, etc..I've had a great time being involved in any way possible.

And the most recent highlights from this summer have been the 4th of July and Camping up AF canyon. The 4th was so much fun..from start to finish. We got together with the family early on in the afternoon and had a fun time BBQing and chatting with everyone. Then we had our own little firework show in the driveway with Mom, Dad and Mary and Liz's families. Afterwords, Ariel and I went to the lawn in front of the Provo temple to watch the stadium of fire fireworks and later took a stroll down to the creamery for ice cream. We ended the night with sparklers and roasted marshmallows on Ariel's stovetop (yes, we're that classy).

So, back to what I said at the beginning..What a Great Summer! And the best is yet to come. August 14th!!!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Engagement photos

Hey, so we've narrowed it down to this photo for our invitations. Any input on whether we should go with black and white or color would be wonderful. :)


Saturday, June 13, 2009

Yesterday, Ariel and I had Dustin take some engagement photos for us and he did a great job. These were his first portrait photos that he had taken, so I'm quite impressed. Anyway, I thought that I would throw a couple of them up here so that everyone can see how gorgeous Ariel is. For anyone who doesn't know, we're getting married on the 14th of August. Yay!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Actual cruise/Florida photos

A few of my younger brothers, from left Nathanael, Aaron, and Daniel.

The people we sat with for dinner, a fun New York couple.

We bought an underwater camera and the pictures turned out surprisingly well.

Except this one, where I look like a skeleton. Seriously, my hand looks like its wasting away.


Mom and I, looking fancy and tan on our last night.

Daniel and Nathanael, hilariously goofy kids. :)

Monday, April 6, 2009

cruise photos

hey! I put up cruise photos online, here's a link to the album:

Sunday, April 5, 2009

black holes

Dave and I enjoy some very entertaining texts volleys. Example: We were talking about how scientists are attempting to create a black hole--mostly how ludicrous the idea is that they, on purpose, are trying to create something whose destructive power cannot be controlled (hypothetically). Anyway, Dave sends me this text with the caption "They did it! They finally did it! They created a black hole!!" A few days later I got sucked into one, too, then Dave came in to save me in the third photo. :)

Saturday, March 21, 2009


I'm in Florida! My mom and I leave for our cruise ship in a little bit and we are SO excited. I'll post pictures when I get back. :) love you all.