Wednesday, July 28, 2010

s.u.m.m.e.r. (so far)

we've been doing so many fun things this summer and usually i don't get any pictures at all or just a few so here is a quick recap of fun things we've done so far this summer.

for beaus friend bryan's birthday a bunch of us went camping and it was sooo fun. one of our first few over-nighter activities with married peeps (+chris ricks)

the married crew
christopher in awe at the wonderful tinfoil dinner i put together for him. ( he is now engaged and miss rachel will be making his deener from now on)
the campfire -danibree can clearly not take the sunlight

the boys i

the bedroom

our last lunch as besties before michelle zoomed off to the AZ and is now being a wonderful homemaker (literally in a house...sniff...she's all grown up. i miss gopeds)

we went boating at utah lake (sorry guys its the best pic i got)

we watched the fireworks for the fourth of july (my favorite holiday and has no relation to the fact that it is the day before my birthday). we also were champs and camped out at the madhouse that is downtown provo the night of july third. i may or may not have yelled at people who were all up in our bizz.

beau loooooooves seth ( our new brother-in-law) :)

i also took not a first but second trip down to see my sister and her 3 kids in mission viejo california. ...what can i say, i'm obsessed. it was so much fun to be with them and i would go back in a hearbeat already. this is lu lu trying to be scary...and i'm here to tell you folks that the only time she's scary is when you take away her jesse (toy story) doll.

my sister put her in this onesy because we were about to leave the beach.
yes that is my 2 1/2 year old niece in a 3 month old onesy.
yes she really is that skinny and it makes her all the more adorable. her squeaky little pixie voice doesn't help either.

this is the youngest jo and she is the most beautiful baby! sorry caleb i didn't get a pic of you :(

our most recent adventure was a ellertson family anual reunion up in bear lake. my dads side of the family has been doing this beginning of time as i know it and it is always one of the funniest and funnest weekends of the year. not to mention everyone is always fried to a crisp no matter how many times they put on sunscreen. the days consist of playing in the water, the evenings of playing on the vast ammount of green lawn, and the late nights are consumed with texas hold em with jelly belly's (they can't read my poker face :)

these pictures were taken by and stolen from my very talented uncle larry, i brought my camera but was having too much fun to take it out and snap some shots, so thanks l.c.
getting ready to get worked on the water weenie

beau participating in the family games like a champ. of course he cheated and i cheered proudly.

the whole gang in our awesome shirts that my cousin hannah designed.

so now we are headed off to lake powell for a few days to enjoy the sun and some boating on the other end of the state (i know)! be back soon!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

buenos dias

our semi-surprise honeymoon to costa rica was perfect! and when i say perfect that means just enough play and just enough "relaxing". beau was keeping our honeymoon a secret and did a darn well good job until the day of the wedding when my forgetful brother mentioned it during a cheesy siblings picture...oh timmy. but that did not keep me from being like a 5 year old on christmas eve. i couldn't wait to get on a plane headed for a country that close to the equator (bring on the heat). and for those of you who don't know where costa rica is located on a map of central america like we didn't its just north of panama!!! rahrskies!

for a quick synopsis since i don't know how to make posting pictures faster: yes we had a smoothie and ice cream at every meal, yes i went through an entire box of coco crispies by myself, yes the sun is more intense the closer you get to the equator (so wear sunscreen), and yes i would go and relive it in a second. as for now tamarindo, playa conchal and hacienda panilla will have to wait but they are forever calling my name. anywho here are pics of our first vacation as a married pair.

Friday, July 2, 2010

push has come to shove

due to some demands i am going to blog about REAL stuff that has been happening in my life lately.

so first i will start with our new apartment: we moved into a basement in orem just north of old navey and tj max on university parkway. we've really lucked out because my dad owns the house and my amazing brother, sister in law and their three little monkeys live right above us and i never get enough of them (as is the case with all of my nieces and nephews). perks of living here: we have a yard, a garden, great neighbors, easy access to the freeway and lots of shopping, awesome ward, and cheap rent. the only negatives are: we live in a basement which automatically makes things 20 degrees colder and since i was recently diagnosed with cold blooded disease i am ALWAYS cold. the second is the weird arrangement of the electrical outlets. the kitchen only has one, the living room has 2 on the same wall.....were spending all of our money on extension chords.

and now for your virtual tour:

our bed (beaus really understanding of how girly it is)

kitchen table and chairs from grandma jewkes (free.99 ladies and gents)

the flat screen i won at a raffle- thank you byu business school

creamsicle chair and couch - also from grandma jewkes

the piano my sister left that is allowing me to rake in the cash teaching piano lessons.

this it the room i just can't seem to conquer...why is organizing your entire wardrobe so intimidating?

this is beaus face on basically the first meal i have cooked since we've been married..very encouraging.

stay tuned for updates about our priceless honeymoon to costa rica! (said with a rolled "r")