Sunday, October 26, 2008

Yellowstone and Jackson

Preston and I celebrated our second anniversary on October 13th. I can't believe how the time has flown by. Preston had the day off because of Columbus day, but I still had to work :-( but we still did have time to grab some yummy sushi for dinner. It is usually so expensive but we decided that we could splurge. I have never had sushi leftovers before! Since Preston got me an expensive present last year (a third band for my ring) this year was an expensive gift for him. We got him a nice new suit and some dress slacks for work and are still looking for some good prescription sunglasses since he can't wear contacts. Together we got the office, and a new willow tree figurine to replace the one beheaded last year in the flood. (you can read all the details of this in last December's post :-) He also suprised me with two dozen roses! We also had a fun getaway to Jackson the weekend after. It was a much needed relief from school. Jackson always has the best food, and cute little shops.
This is us in the town square. It had snowed a few days before but it turned out to be beautiful weather. The only down side of this beautiful weather was that the spiders blew in! Literally it is some weird migration thing. They have their strings that they blow in on and so the whole town is covered with cobwebs and spiders. Can you imagine any worse nightmare??
Thankfully though the spider thing only lasted one morning. I love this picture because you can see the antler arch of the town square.
On our drive into Yellowstone we stopped at this beautiful lake. It was so calm you can see the reflection of the mountains. (except for the times that Preston kept throwing rocks which were more like miniature boulders in. You see he can't skip rocks, so instead he tries to throw in the largest rocks he can find to see how big of a splash he can make :) In Yellowstone we drove into La Mar valley and since it was dusk the animals were starting to come out. We got to see a coyote, a fox, a bear, a pack of wolves, and of course Bison and Elk! We stayed at the lodge by Old Faithful and walked around the geysers the morning that we left.

Friday, October 17, 2008

My Birthday!

My birthday this year turned out to be a two week event, and I loved every minute of it! To start things off two of my very best friends took me out to dinner at Citrus Grill. It's a tradition of ours to take each other out for birthdays. Thanks so much guys! The gals.

Then unfortunately on my birthday I had an exciting fun filled work day from 10-7, but I was still able to squeeze some celebration in. First we went to Ruth's diner for breakfast up Emigration Canyon. Their biscuits are always delightful. Preston got me hiking shoes and and cute pearl earrings with a matching necklace.This is us at breakfast. Look how yummy it looks!

Then for dinner we headed to Ruth Chris steakhouse. It is amazing. If you have never been there you should go. You will never have a better steak. It is well worth the price. This is the family at dinner. It was amazing!

My dessert the chocolate duo (lava cake and mousse) was super yummy. My mom also ordered pear sparkling cider that was already waiting at our table when we sat down. My parents got me a cute dress for work and running shoes.
This is my amazing chocolate duo desssert, with the cute little birthday candle!

My cute inlaws also came over when we got home to give me their present. They got me the cutest skirts and tops for work. The next day my mom made me my favorite yogurt pie since we had had dessert at the restaurant on my birthday. My cute friend Linds came over and gave me the cutest wallet and some yummy lotion. She is such a gem. She even called and sang me happy birthday at 7am on my birthday! Linds your the best!
The delicious cake. You can even see the birthday plates.

You can see in this picture the cute necklace and earrings Pres got me.

To top off an amazing birthday we headed up to the cabin. It was so beautiful I loved every minute! This is the Bird family on the gator. I can't believe how big Sophia is getting!

Em and Ry love riding the horses. Em is a pro, she knows so much about them since she took riding lessons when we were growing up.

The Louder family. Their baby is so cute! Little Abby has so much hair! I love Hailey's face in this picture. She wasn't feeling in the picute mood :-)

This is us in the horse pasture. It was so pretty up there!

This is a shot of the barn and the cabin. The colors were absolutely phenomenal!

It truly was such an amazing birthday. Thanks everyone for making it such a great celebration!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

What happens when your hubby cooks dinner

Because of my crazy schedule this semester, I have Preston cook dinner on Thursday. After teaching I hurried home to eat so that we could get to my friend Jeni's play at Hale Center Theater. Well this is what I saw when I walked in the house (just imagine the look on my face.) He was making sloppy joes and I guess the onions were really getting to him and so he looked up online how to avoid crying while chopping onions :-) He said it worked. Snaps for my cute hubby for making dinner and letting me capture this priceless embarrasing picture!