My little sister graduated!! I can't believe she is done with high school and headed off to college. It seems like just yesterday that I was a senior and she was a little freshman. She is headed to BYU Provo in just four weeks. I can't believe how fast the time has gone. I am really going to miss her, but I am so proud of her and the person that she is. She is gorgeous inside and out. I love you Mariah!!
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
I have been really bad about blogging the past little while, so rather than take forever and blog about each event, I'm just going to post pictures and quickly catch up on the past several months.
Brogan and his brothers climbed the Grand Teton. It was their Christmas present from Mark and Verla to be able to do this with their dad. Brogan enjoyed every minute, while I was at home praying he would come back in one piece!
Nothing very exciting happened in September, so we will skip to
Brogan had one of his friends from his mission move to the U.S., so he stopped in Utah for a little visit. Brogan was so excited to get to hang out with him. I was able to attend Time out for Women with my mother in law, sister in law, and Jan Moss. I wasn't able to stay for the whole thing, but I hope to go again someday. We also took a little trip to La Sal. It is a super tiny town (smaller than Declo) in Southern Utah. We went with Travis and Blair to visit his family. The entertainment there was shooting prairie dogs. Pretty sure we shot at those things for at least three hours every day we were there. I even got one!
Brogan celebrated his 24th birthday! My brother became a state football champ! It was a pretty good month until Thanksgiving. The day after Thanksgiving my Grandpa Duncan passed away. It was a rough time for my family because it was totally unexpected. We still miss and love you Grandpa!!
Brogan's team won the championship game in their 3 on 3 intermurals. Brogan graduated, and we moved home to Declo for good. We lived with my Grandma Duncan for awhile and were able to celebrate Christmas morning with her. It was a good experience to live with my grandma for a time. I was able to gain more of a relationship with her than I have ever had. We had a great Christmas, and we were definitely spoiled!
January 2013 - March 2013
We brought in the New Year with some of our best friends in Rexburg and had a great time! We were also able to attend a couple of Jazz games!
April 2013 - May 2013
We went to Supercross in Salt Lake and had a blast! There were lots of good wrecks this year! We also went back to Logan to graduate! I finished my student teaching, so Brogan and I are now both officially college graduates! We are loving being done with school and back in Declo. Brog is now enjoying work on the farm, and I am currently applying and hoping to get a teaching position for the fall. We are excited to see what the rest of the year will bring!
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Brogan and I had been needing to get away and spend a little time just the two of us, so when we saw advertisements for the Magic Valley Air Show, we decided to go check it out. We were kinda naughty and went on a Sunday because with grain harvest going it was really the only time we could go. The show was a little long, and it was really hot, but it was still fun. We enjoyed watching the different planes and the different things each could do. The best part was the Blue Angels. The different maneuvers they did were awesome. At one point in the show, they had one come from behind, and it was amazing how you couldn't hear it until it was already right there over you. It kinda scared everyone, and as everyone was distracted and laughing from the first jet, they did it again! Brogan and I both decided we wouldn't want to be attacked by one of those things because once you realize they are even there it is too late! It was a fun show to see, and it was nice to get away for a day!
Sunday, July 22, 2012
This year the Wrigley reunion was in Bear Lake. Brogan and I headed up Friday afternoon once I got off work. I had my praxis test on Saturday, which is extremely important. I had to pass it in order to student teach, so once we got up there I just studied until dinner time. Dinner was really good and soon after Larry and Melanie's family talked about their trip to Ecuador. It was really fun to listen to them. We weren't able to stay through the whole thing because I had to get back to Logan, so I could be ready for my test the next morning. We stayed the night in our apartment, and I got up early to be to my test at 7:30. I still won't know my score for a little while, which makes me nervous, but I think it went alright. As soon as I was done, Brogan picked me up and we headed right back to Bear Lake to spend the day boating, jet skiing, and swimming. Bear Lake is way nice, and it was a lot of fun! We got back in time to play a game of miniature golf with Keegen and Garrett before the rain hit. After the rain was gone, and we had eaten dinner, we had the Wrigley Redneck Olympics. The games were way fun and creative, and we really had a good time!! I'm pretty sure Brogan's team got last place, and mine got second to last, but we had a blast anyway. We always look forward to the Wrigley reunion!
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Anyone that knows Brogan knows that he has extremely thick hair, and it grows really really fast! I swear he needs a haircut every other week. When we are down in Logan, he has Aspen cut it. The problem is when we are here in Declo, she isn't around often enough to cut it for him. Brogan refuses to pay anyone to cut his hair, which leaves me to do it. I have never cut anyone's hair before so he was a little nervous allowing me to do it, and I don't blame him I would be to! Verla helped me out a little by getting me started and kinda guiding me through the process, but for the most part it was just me doin the best I could.
I think for the most part it turned out ok! He has a little calic in the front, which makes it hard to get it straight, so I'll keep working on that, but I was pretty proud of myself for the first time ever cutting hair!
Sunday, June 3, 2012
It is a little crazy to think Brogan and I have already been married for a year! It does not seem like that much time has gone by. To celebrate, we went to Hagerman to sit in the hot pots and get a massage. Our massages turned out to be more like a beat down, and we were almost more sore after them. Then it turned out to be a pretty hot day, so our hot tub nearly burned our skin (we didn't end up staying in there for long!) So Hagerman didn't go quite as we had expected, but it was still fun to spend that time together, and it gave us something to laugh about. We drove to Boise to stay the night and ordered in Domino's pizza because it has kinda become our tradition to order it whenever we go stay somewhere, and it was delicious!
The next morning we opted to eat our Domino's pizza for breakfast because the continental breakfast didn't look to good. Then after getting ready, we decided to go ahead and just finish it off for lunch as well rather than paying for something else and having to take the pizza with us. We love Domino's, but after three meals we were looking forward to having something else for dinner! Our day was totally unplanned, and it couldn't have turned out to be any better.
Miniature golf has always been something Brogan and I enjoy doing together, so we first found somewhere that we could play. For the first time I ever, I even won the game!! I was pretty excited because I beat Brogan pretty good and it was fair and square (and that never happens!) Then as we were driving around to find our next adventure, we spotted some sort of discovery museum so we thought we'd stop in and check it out. Turns out it cost just enough money to get in to change Brogan and I's mind, but we found something else to do instead. We saw all these people on paddle boats, so we walked around and found where we could get one.
|Brogan insisted that we get the duck one. Everyone else had the blue ones you can see in the background.|
It turned out the zoo wasn't far from where we were, so we walked there and spent some time with the animals. We went into a butterfly exhibit, and all Brogan wanted was for a butterfly to land on him, and he lucked out. We also fed the goats and enjoyed watching the monkeys.
We finished off the night with dinner at Red Robin then stopped in to wish my grandma Happy Birthday. It was so nice to get away just the two of us, we haven't had many opportunities like that this summer. Thanks Brogan for the fun weekend!! This past year has been the best, and I am looking forward to many more like it! I love you!!
Saturday, April 28, 2012
My parents got tickets to go to Supercross in Salt Lake and invited us to go. It wasn't a real exciting race because Villapodo was already so far ahead in the points race because so many racers had been injured throughout the season, so everyone knew he was going to win. We still managed to have a good time though!