Friday, August 21, 2009

This is what happens when you have WAY to much zucchini


....for the record, Taylor started it!

Zucchini is disgusting!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Brynne's expressions, hair clip, hot pots, bar stool, etc.

I feel like Brynne has changed so much in the last few weeks! Her little personality is really coming out. She knows what she likes and dislikes that is for sure! She is mostly happy these days and its so fun, Taylor and I like to fight over who gets her out of the crib after her afternoon nap because she gets so excited to see you! She is talking up a storm and soaking in everything she see's. Today I went to the fabric store and she was in amazement going down at all the isles of fabric just trying to look at each bolt, it was so funny. Oh yeah! Today was the first day I could get a hair clip to stay in Brynne's hair, so excited she's getting more hair! The top picture is totally a Taylor face.

We went to the hot pots in Spanish Fork Canyon on our anniversary, it was such a fun day! The hike in was about a hour, so about perfect for us! The only problem was a hippie group named the "Rainbow People" had moved in for the summer...and they were a little creepy..and naked! So we didnt get to play in the waterfall, but thats o.k. the lower pools we were in were the perfect temp for Brynne. Then on the hike out we were just walking along and all the sudden I ran smack into Taylor back, we were a couple feet from a angry rattle snake who was rattling away! I was so freaked out, it was the first time I had seen one in the wild..hopefully the last. It wasnt my idea to take a picture of the beast, but I admit I think its pretty cool for memories sake.

I have been trying to come up with things to keep me busy and help me feel a little productive during the day, because some days, even though I'm busy I don't feel like I accomplish anything important! So I have been learning how to redo some furniture. Taylor found this bar stool covered with mud and no paint or finish on it at work. We also got a bench at D.I. that I am making right now that will match this.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

2 years ago....8.17.07

I think it is amazing that anyone ever gets married, it seems like the stars have to line up just right! I remember always thinking this after one of my short month or two relationships in college ended. But it worked out, and we have been married two years!
I wanted to document how Taylor and I met, I still think its amazing that things worked out! (you are not required to read might be long)
I had one more semester left at BYUI, but it was my off track so I had to work for a semester before I finished up. Usually I tried to go somewhere exciting during my off track from school because I didn't really want to be in Stockton! But I had a feeling that I really needed to go home and work.
I went home and the first week I went to the singles ward I noticed Taylor when he was talking to the bishop about going to BYU winter semester, I thought he was very cute, not planning on staying in Stockton, and best of all, tall! But over the next weeks he got a girl friend so I didn't pay much attention to him after that. We both dated other people that semmester. Then a few weeks before we were both going to school he started hanging out with my group of friends more. We would flirt and then back off..because I thought he had a girlfriend and he thought I had a boyfriend. So we left to school and he went to Utah and I went to Idaho.
One of Taylor's best friends, Joe was also at BYUI that semester so he came over one day, and I ended up telling him (not really like me) that I kind of liked Taylor. I didnt really think anything about it again untill I got a phone call one night, it was Taylor!
Our conversation was a little REALLY wasn't like Taylor to call me out of the blue like that and he was nervous. But he just basically said that Joe told him what I said and that he had wanted to ask me out in Stockton, and if I ever came down to Provo he wanted to do something.
Well long story a little shorter we started talking on the phone for hours at a time..which was costing him a fortune on his pre-pay phone, but I didn't know that at the time :)
I was going to SLC one weekend for my old roommate Megan's wedding and so I told Taylor about this, and he met me there and was my date to the wedding! Things went really well and we were holding hands within 30 minutes. Then we started taking turns visiting each other every weekend.
Its just so crazy to me that everything worked out even with that distance and hundreds of girls at BYU he could have dated! I am sooooooo grateful it worked out :) And thank goodness for Joe's input, and Megans wedding!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Happy Birthday Kenny!

On Friday Kenny turned 24! We had a BBQ to celebrate! I had been waiting for a opportunity to make this dessert "Happy Meal" from bakerella, and so I was glad he was having a birthday! Thanks for being such a great brother, brother in law, and uncle Kenny!!