Thursday, September 22, 2011


This summer has been so much fun! It is so sad to think it is over! Poor Nate has been studying his tail off for the DAT and all the prerequisites! But at least we were able to go on a few short vacations! At the beginning of July, we went to Arizona for the Criddle family reunion. It was so much fun to spend time with all of them and play with my adorable little nieces and nephews.

Grand Canyon

In Sedona at a cool leather shop!

We celebrated our one year anniversary too! (Sorry I'm a little late...) I can't believe it has already been a year, but then again, it feels like we have been married forever! :) I have loved every minute of being married. I truly married my best friend and I couldn't have asked for a better man! We went to the Josh Groban concert (yep you can be jealous!!) which was INCREDIBLE! He is so talented and quite funny! We stayed at the Little America and just enjoyed each others company and pigged out at the delicious breakfast buffet (don't worry we didn't eat lunch either!) Since it was Sunday and we were missing church, we thought we would go walk around the temple but ended up taking a tour of the Conference Center. I learned a lot and the sweet little lady who guided our tour thought we weren't members so she really elaborated on each painting. It was so fun though and made for a great Sunday activity! After that we went up the Provo Canyon to the place we had our wedding reception (Timpanogos Park) and Keeley had a blanket and chocolate dipped strawberries for Nate while we sung him a little song! I am going to make it a little tradition to learn a new song and sing to him each year! All in all, it was such a great weekend with my hubby! 

We also did a last minute trip to visit one of my really good friends Alli and her Husband Rob in California. They were so sweet to let us stay with them. Their home is absolutely gorgeous! They live so close to everything awesome about Cali! The beach and Disneyland...what more could you ask for??

Toy Story is one of our favorite rides!! Sorry it's blurry!

The New Star Tours ride!

My brother-in-law Daniel got married to Sabrina! They are so cute together and Sabrina is such a sweet girl!

Adorable right?? She is GORGEOUS!

Here are a few fun pictures of my cute nephews Zachary and Brady. We had the pleasure of babysitting them for the weekend. These two boys are the most fun people to play with! We were dancing in the pictures below, and actually Zach was teaching me how to dance! :) Can I just say I am so excited to have babies?! :) Thank you Em and Jake for this fun weekend!

 We went to the Allstar game at the Bee's Stadium and it was so much fun! They had an awesome firework show afer too!

Jacob, Matthew, Me, and Nate
Nate and I trained for a bike race for MS with UCCU! We were supposed to do 100 miles, but poor Nate woke up with a fever so we only did 40 miles and it was perfect! It was a lot of fun!

Well that was our summer! Busy and fun, just how I like it. :) Love you all!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

beck-a-boo: Giveaway: beck-a-boo Baby Boots

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Thursday, June 30, 2011


Ok so I know this was like forever ago, but I want to share the pictures! Treesa and Riley, Steven and Laura, and Nate and I went to moab over Memorial weekend!! I have never been to moab (at least from what I can remember) and it was absolutely BEAUTIFUL. Our family used to be so into camping and hiking, but as we all got older, we stopped going! I was just blown away by how beautiful it was! The hike to delicate arch was by far the most amazing hike I have ever done! The entire way I kept blabbering on about how pretty everything was! I'm sure I got annoying.. :) Even through the massive wind storms that broke our tent causing us to leave early, it was still a blast to be with friends and family!

We also witnessed a VERY scary motorcycle accident! The guy came around the turn right before the bridge going into the main street of Moab way too fast and skidded on some gravel and flipped over his bike. And NO, he wasn't wearing a helmet! Nate was the first too him made sure he was breathing! My phone for some reason didn't have service so luckily there was another couple that stopped and called 911. When the paramedics finally came, they made Nate hold the guys jaw in a certain position while they worked on him. Nate got blood all over his hands and shorts! Gross! The police made us fill out witness forms and everything! It was the most intense/scary/shocking experience ever! People seriously wear a helmet and clothing when you are on a motorcycle or scooter! The police said it was the 2nd motorcycle accident that day but the girl was wearing a helmet and was able to walk away from it. This guy was still unconscious when they took him away!

Anyway, here are a few fun pictures from our trip!

Delicate Arch
I seriously thought I was going to be blown away standing there!

Really windy!!

Our husbands were so adventurous!

Cute brother sister moment. :)

Monday, June 6, 2011

Giving in

                                    Hello Blogging world!
I have given in! You know, you really can only be pestered so many times before giving in to something! Although, I really am excited to start writing about our life (as boring as it may seem) for the future. I have NEVER been good at journal writing, so hopefully I will be able to keep this up. I've heard of people printing out their blogs each year, (aka complete scrapbook, YES) which I think is pretty fun. Wouldn't you love to read about your parents first years of being married, when they had their first baby, when they made an awesome dinner, and how tough it was when they had 4 kids under the age of 4?? Maybe it's just me but I would LOVE to read about how they got through their problems and learn from them! My parents have been such a blessing in my life and I am grateful from what I have learned from them for my future family. Anyway.. I hope whoever reads this will get a few laughs here and there. And you can bet I'll be posting some tasty recipes! Have a wonderful WARM summer week! :)