Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Spring Happenings

I had a great spring starting with a lovely trip to Utah for Taylor's graduation and lets be honest just to hang out. Matt was in Boston for the week anyways, so I was like what the heck I am going home. Then we had a fun trip to LA for Anders and Courtney's wedding, which was so much fun and we got to see a bunch of family.
In other news, I got a job teaching MCAT prep classes for Kaplan. I am really excited. I am training right now and hopefully everything goes well.

Hanging out at Ally's bridal shower. As you can see in the background we had a lot of fun decorating.

It was great to have some girl time in Utah.

Taylor's graduation and the whole available family. (Hansen's mission president wouldn't let him swing by for the graduation lunch. I guess it was a little far from Ukraine or something. Hansen's mission president said this about himself, "It's not mean, it's German." As you can guess he is German.)
I am so excited we finally went and got a new couch! It was quite the feat to get it home from Ikea, but luckily a friend let us use their truck.

Okay story time.... You can't really tell in this picture totally, but Eliza's hair is crazy and she is leaving a trail of glitter where ever she goes. Also this happens to be her YW recognition night where she spoke. She had to come straight from a fashion show where she was helping out her friend. Luckily she got the green make-up off, but when she went up to talk the Stake President was cracking up. There was glitter everywhere. Slightly embarrassing, but mostly hilarious.

One night when Matt was coming home from basketball he sent me a message saying he had a surprise for me. This is what I got. Isn't he so sweet. Letting me spend a couple hours in the Urgent Care with him. That was just so nice. I guess he just let some other guy like bite his forehead at basketball or something. He probably deserved it since he is known for biting people on the basketball court.

This is after the glue at the urgent care. It also looks as if he has some very nice make up on doesn't it.

At the LA temple for Anders and Courtney's wedding. It was a beautiful day.

All the married cousins that were there. The numbers really are growing. I think we need our own group of cousins camp.

A little beach football after the wedding.

Matt is super embarrassed about this picture, so luckily he doesn't look at this blog so he won't know I put it up. Ally my cousin just married this guy also named Matt, which has made family get togethers more confusing. To add upon this confusion they wore kind of match-a-datch swimsuits (good thing they are signed up for twinner.com). So we told them to take a picture together. Guys are super awkward taking pictures together....

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Angry Sister

Dear Eliza,

This is for you.

It also happens to be for whoever wants to look. The reason this is called angry sister is because one of the many things Eliza yelled at me about during my stay in Utah was that I didn't update my blog nearly enough. I am working on it. This updates everything before my short stint in p-town. I will soon post about that so no need to yell Eliza. 

Well here it is Matt. He has kept asking me if I have done anything with this video. He really wanted me to post it on facebook or really anywhere on the internet, which is strange cause he never goes on facebook. Anyways, he is proud, which he should be cause it is pretty awesome.
Because I couldn't let Matt have all the glory first there is a picture of me sitting in the snow. 

He even did that on a bad ankle.

So we finally got Matt a bike so we could enjoy the bike trail together. Unfortunately we had to put part of the bike together ourselves, which of course means it didn't come back from the first bike ride in one piece. However, we have now tightened up the parts (the pedal and handlebars-Turns out they are essential) and we are good to go. This is Matt trying to fix his pedal on the trail- not so successful. 

This is the American river that is like a block away from our place. It is so pretty and has a bike trail going along it all through Sacramento.

My parents came to town to watch BYU play in SF and Santa Clara. We met up with them for the Santa Clara game. It was a lot of fun.

Then my parents tagged along back to Sacramento, where they got the luxurious guest bedroom on a air mattress. This is me and my dad in old town Folsom.

Dying easter eggs

So this isn't normally how my ankle looks. I twisted it badly playing soccer and it is very swollen in this picture. It is hard to tell in this picture but it is also colored very strangely. 

It stopped raining and we were able to grill ourselves a few steaks.

Anyways we are doing great and it was so fun to see everyone in Utah last week. I will do a post about that soon and hopefully about some projects I have recently finished/ am still working on. I have to finish first and then I can blog about them. Since I may procrastinate both those things who knows if anyone will every see them.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Winter In Sacramento (Now that its over)

Things are going great. Matt is loving his job and I am tutoring part time. It is mostly really fun, but I tell you some of those 7 year old girls give me some attitude. The other day a girl tripped and fell into a book shelf. I helped her up, but she was really embarrassed so she started telling the other girls that I pushed her. There was quite a bit of drama, but luckily I got her to stop saying that. Yeah its pretty funny sometimes.
Okay so a lot of these photos are not actually from Sacramento, which you might have guessed since it doesn't snow in Sacramento. We had a great winter.

These first pictures are from when we went to Aspen with people from Matt's work. It was so much fun!

On a sleigh ride to dinner.

Matt next to the giant horses that pulled us to the restaurant.

Dinner was amazing and it was great to warm up after that ride.

The wonderful hot tub after skiing. It felt so good.

At the bottom of the mountain.

Matt and I just playing a little basketball at the park on a Saturday morning. It is only about a block away from our place. It is really fun.

Matt's birthday lunch! He requested cheesecake. I think it worked out well. We had a fun lunch then went to Dave and Busters. Then we had a delicious dinner at P.F. Changs.

Birthday breakfast in bed. Quite the sleepy face- sorry Matt.

I have been meaning to post this forever, but for some reason it has been saved as a draft and not published. I will put up a new post really soon. A much more updated one. This week. Promise. I have a lot more funny stories and such.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Trip to Utah

We had such a fun time visiting our families' over Christmas break. Here is just a little bit of what we did. I had a lot of pictures so I tried to shorten the post a little.

Enjoying some time in the snow. We miss the snow. I won't lie it is nice that I hardly ever have to wear a coat and it gets into the 60's, but it doesn't feel like winter.

Some fun time with the Ringers. Bowling at Fat Catz, New Years breakfast, sledding, etc....

Also some quality time with the Phillips. Hiking in the snow, and some Wii time.

We also got to go to Matt's good friend Jake's wedding. It was a fun get together. All the old high school friends sure enjoyed it.

I have a new post coming soon about Matt's birthday and our amazing trip to Aspen. We are having a good time here in Sacramento even though we do miss our families and friends in Utah. Sacramento is definitely feeling like home now though.



Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The Christmas Season

Well the holiday season was pretty busy. I love December! I always feel like there is something going on. Here is a little update of our December in Sacramento. More to come later on our trip to Utah.

We got asked to be the narrators for our ward Christmas party. It was pretty fun. The funnest part was the nativity the primary did. It was so cute.

For the first time ever we went and cut down our own tree. It was super fun. We went to a place called Davis Ranch. You can cut down whatever tree you want for the same price. It was awesome.

Matt the lumberjack
Here is the end product. Decorated and everything.
Matt enjoying some of the candy from our advent calendar

Here we are all fancied up to go to Matt's work party. It was pretty fun, but we were the only ones from our table that didn't get a raffle prize. That was slightly disappointing.

We had a family night with some friends and made gingerbread houses. This is the back of Matt's house. He decided to try and create a nativity out of gummy bears. This isn't actually quite the finished product, but I think he did a pretty good job. I really like the angels. Also you can't really tell, but that yellow square candy has a star engraved in it.

Here are the fronts of our house creations

The holiday season is always so busy, but it is so fun. I left for Utah on the 21st and Matt came on the 22nd. It was such a full trip and it was so fun to see our families. More on that later.