Thursday, July 30, 2009

Humanitarian Project

For our ward enrichment activity this month, we did a humanitarian project for the Haitian orphanage Chances4Children ( My niece Savannah, and nephew Jordan were adopted two years ago from this orphanage. I had my sister come and speak to us. She did such a great job, talking about their experience with adoption, she had a slideshow with adorable pictures from when they picked the kids up, and most of all, talked about how important it is for everyone to understand that we are all Heavenly Father's children and He loves us each so much no matter who we are or what our individual circumstances happen to be.

We made two quilts that night and we'll be sending them to the orphanage for the cute kids to enjoy and help them to feel loved and comforted. It was so much fun to do this, I think the quilts turned out great, and we all had a fun time getting to know each other better, and knowing that we were doing something with a good meaning behind it!

Thanks to everyone who helped put this together, and my mom and sisters for coming up to support me and help set up the quilts!

Monday, July 20, 2009

baby Dawson!

Tonight Ryan and I went to visit our friends the Jewell's at the hospital. Taylor had Dawson yesterday around 4, and he is the cutest baby! He was perfect the whole time we were there, didn't even make a peep, he slept the whole time and stretched out a couple times, but was just so great. Taylor said she is feeling good, and you can tell Mike is so proud of his little boy. They are such a cute little family! Congrats again guys!!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

the Fray

Last night was so much fun! I picked up Lauren, and then Alyssa, and I had my friend Annie with me. We went to Applebee's for dinner, and then we dropped Annie off at the airport (she was flying to San Francisco to surprise her boyfriend, so cute!) and then the three of us headed to the concert! It started at 7, and the first band to come out was Meese. They are also from Denver like the Fray, and were really good. Then was Jack's Mannequin, they were really good, and so much fun to watch, the main singer is such a good piano player too, it's crazy how talented they were! Then finally the Fray came out! It was amazing and they sounded so good live!!!! We had so much fun listening, and also a LOT of fun people watching! here are the pics...

1. the Fray introducing Meese

2. Meese

3. Jack's Mannequin

4. The Fray

5. the girls

Friday, July 17, 2009


we're still here.

I am so bummed that I don't have as much time any more to update the blog. But there hasn't been much to miss out on. Ryan will be done with his summer class at the end of the month, and then will get about a month more of summer until fall semester starts again.

I'm still loving school. I only have about 3 more weeks of orientation, then I'll be out on the floor for appointments until I graduate.

I have been loving Ryan's baseball games, I'm glad that I have those to go to a couple nights a week, it's fun to get out and just enjoy summer for a couple hours before the sun goes down. I think he's been having a good time playing too :)

We've both been going to work.

Not much more than that going on in our lives right now....except I did just finish a great book today "My Sister's Keeper" by Jodi Picoult. It was pretty sad, but so good. It took me longer than I'd hope to finish it just because of lack of time, but I do want to start another book, so if anyone has suggestions, leave me a comment!

also! in honor of the fray concert I'm going to tomorrow night, i've posted a link to their song in my "song of the week" box (which probably should be changed to "song of the month" whoops!)

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Fourth of July

Well, I haven't posted in awhile, but don't worry, you haven't missed out on much. We've both been just really busy with school and work and baseball games...the usual! But this weekend was different! We finally had a free weekend with none of that stuff going on (oh how I love the holidays!!)

So yesterday, we planned on going up to the Onieda River to float down with about 10 other people, so we went out and bought some tubes from the tire store and just brought an air compresser to pump them up once we got the river. Well, 2 hours after we planned on being on the river, we had got lost trying to find it, then once we finally found it, we realized the air compressor required 120 volts, and the Jeep only had a 12 volt outlet! haha, so we couldn't even pump them up! So we turned around and came home. We were a bit bummed, but it was ok. We headed up to our friend Austin's house up the the East Ridge in Logan, it has a great view up there and we watched the firework show at USU. It was such a fun, and HUGE party! So many people were there, sheesh! But so much fun!

Then this morning, we slept in (finally, no school today!!) and made our 4th of July breakfast of fresh blueberry pancakes with fresh strawberries and whipped cream on top, mmm! Then we headed up to Lewiston to meet Julie, Jaab and Ty for another shot at floating the river! This time we headed to the Cub RIver. We floated down for awhile and then at stopped at spot Jaab knew about and played in the spill way, it was SO much fun! There was a ton of moss on the bottom, so when you sat down, it was so slippery that you'd just slide all the way to the bottom. Then we got out the tubes and rode those down too, We were there for while and had a great time! Thanks for inviting us guys!!!

Afterwards we came home and Ryan made delicious applewood smoked BBQ bacon burgers with corn on the cob and some strawberries! We set up the folding table and chairs outside and a yummy summer meal!

And now here we sit, exhausted from our fun day! We hope all of you had a great time celebrating your 4th of July too! Happy Birthday America!!!