Sunday, June 7, 2009

i love to see the temple...

one of my dearest friends got married on thursday and i had the privilege of going to the sealing in the salt lake temple. the ceremony was absolutely amazing, and it put everything into perspective for me, yet again... yes that is what usually happens when i go to the temple, but some of the things the sealer said were just incredible and exactly what i needed to hear! he really made me think about the potential that all of us have and all of the incredible blessings that Heavenly Father has in store for each of us in this life and in the eternities to come, according to our faithfulness. there is definitely a different spirit and power in a temple sealing that is just out of this world, literally! and ya know, that's what this life is all about! i'm grateful for temples and the blessings and light that they bring into my life! and yes, i can't wait til i get to be sealed to that special someone (whoever it is??) for time and all eternity! ha, but as for now, i'm lovin me some singleness and i'm learning a ton!

anyways, allyce and ryan looked absolutely stunning and were just perfect on their wedding day! it was so awesome to share that special day with them and i wish them the best in their new life together!

Presenting Mr and Mrs Ryan Jones!

they're so in love :)

typical pic at the SLC temple... love it!

we are friends!

the beautiful bride and me... i love this girl!

some of the team

it's party time at the reception!
... to the happy couple!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

the "Y"

Jess, Kay, and I decided to take a little hike up the beloved Y mountain one night. I've lived in Utah for 6 years now, and this was only my second time up the mountain. It was definitely a fun adventure on a gorgeous summer night...

we made it up that blasted mountain!

yeah, we think we're cool!

this is a precious little boy we found on our hike... he's a heart breaker in the making... and maybe too girl crazy

the view is quite AMAZING! i definitely take the beauty of utah for granted...
it's starting to grow on me :)

ha... and this is the view on the otherside of the camera!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

and summer begins...

Summer officially started for me two weeks ago with a trip to the great desert of Mesa, Arizona! My dear friend of the best, tied the knot, and as the maid of honor I just couldn’t pass up a week of fun!

wedding week began with fun on the lake…

Jessica and me battling it out on the tube.

My little friend Kaia and me livin' it up on the boat.

My first experience wakeboarding... CRAZY and not the best form!

the wedding day...
"i love weddings, drinks all around!"

After a relaxing morning and an early afternoon stop to QT, it was hair time for the bride! It looked so good, as you can see!

The hours of getting ready paid off... She looked absolutely stunning!

The Newly Weds... Christopher and Maegan Alme!

I got to steal a picture with Maegs post ceremony and pre reception (aka party!).

Jessica and me... we love the accent color feature on our cameras! Pretty sweet!

We got to dance the night away!
Yes I know it looks like my face is smashed up against a window.

I caught the bouquet!

day after wedding...
after dancing the night away, i said goodbye to Maegs which was totally surreal, and it was time for a sleep-over at Kayli's! we stayed up too late and woke up early for a perfect day at the lake!

On the road to Canyon Lake.

Playing on the boat.

Wakeboarding take 2... looks a bit better right?!

BIG HORN SHEEP!! We saw a herd just chillin on the mountain!

a quick stop in vegas...
i just figured, ya know, since i'm so close to vegas, i might as well spend a day at home! i'm so glad i did, cause i can't get enough of these little kids!

Mylee's soccer game!
I'll just say she hasn't figured out the whole competitive aggresion aspect of the game yet!

Mylee's #1 fan decided to take a little break on the ice chest.

This picture by Mylee captures the essence of summer... what an artistic photographer.

SUMMER 2009... bring it on!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Step 1... Recognizing My Mistake

For so many years I've stood on my soap box and proclaimed to the world that blogging was solely for married people because life of marriage and kids was supposedly so much more entertaining and worthwhile than the life of a single wanderer… BUT as I have come to find, this lone nomad “gets around” and has just as many fun and valuable adventures to share with her friends! So along with all of your wedding, pregnancy, first-steps, and new house stories, I think I’m ready to document some of my journeys throughout this time we call LIFE!

DISCLAIMER… I’m totally new at this and thought it would be a fun way to journal my different experiences! Please don’t expect anything too profound or exciting!