Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Tootin' my own Horn!

Well, I wanted to toot my own horn a little bit because I'm so excited about my new products this month. I had an article about Energy drinks get accepted by the New Era and they printed it in this months Issue. Then my dad and I recently did a talk about Text Messaging titled "Keep Texting from Taking Over." Deseret Book recorded it during the summer and now it is out in the stores and on their web site. I'm super excited about it and still get a huge smile on my face when I walk into Deseret Book and see my name on something.


Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Las Vegas

Hooray for Las Vegas! Trish and I recently had to go to Las Vegas for work, but that didn't stop us from playing in the evenings! We saw the lions in the MGM Grand, got a few weeks worth of exercise walking up and down the strip, paid way too much for Gelatto, and we went to the aquarium in Mandalay Bay. It turned out to be a great trip and we made a lot of memories!



This is the gelatto that cost $18. Can you believe that? It was the second smallest gelatto and we didn't see the prices when we ordered it. When the cash register lady said 18 something I thought we were buying a months supply. When we sat down to enjoy our dollar per spoonful gelatto the guys next to us started laughing and said "at least you didn't spend $43 like us." At albertsons I think $43 would buy you like a cows lifetime worth of ice cream, but in Vegas they do things a little different. Oh well...





Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Happy Halloween

For Halloween we went down to my parents house and carved pumpkins. It was a ton of fun and we made some good pumpkins in the end. Mine is the skeleton and Trish did the bat! We are super excited for Halloween and for all our little sunbeams to come trick-or-treating on our door.




Hooray for the Circus!

So we went to the circus a few weeks ago and it was amazing! Some of the things those people can do blows my mind. My favorite part was the elephants...I asked Trish if we could buy one but she didn't want to hear it:)



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Monday, September 29, 2008

Viva Bahamas!

So, being the most amazing husband that he is, Russell surprised me with a trip to the Bahamas!! It was so beautiful and we did so many fun things.. so sorry for all the pictures, we couldn't help but share. We will definitely be going back again someday.









Russell has heard me talk about wanting to swim with Dolphins a lot, so he decided to plan that into our trip. You'll see pictures of that in a little bit. Here is us hanging out with a couple of Sea Lions..they were so much fun!



If you know me, you know I have a passion for the ocean. I love everything about it...including sharks!! I'm the dork that watches shark week intently every year. They had a big tank of about 21 sharks, maxing out at about 14 feet long, and Russ and I decided we would go take a swim with them. There were Caribbean Reef Sharks and Nurse Sharks which are naturally non aggressive sharks but you never know. So as you can imagine it was a bit of a thrill being in the tank with them. Sorry the pictures suck, underwater disposable cameras aren't too nice but we are still waiting for the professional pictures that the diver took of us. I can cross this off my bucket list now.





This was the funnest thing we did in the Bahamas..trainer for a day with the Dolphins. We got to learn about them, feed them and swim with them for a whole day!! We had a blast, thanks baby for planning this!!


Here is the dolphin pushing me through the water by my foot. I felt like I was flying!!


Here the dolphins are swimming Russell through the pool by him holding onto their dorsal fins. We got to do this a few times and it was so cool. They are strong little buggers.



It was fun to see how much fun Russell had. If it wasn't for our 2 mortgages (stupid responsibility) we would be living in the Bahamas being dolphin trainers!!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Free Sectional!!!

Trish and I love Knights Mattress and Furniture here in Lehi, and after winning a couch from them we love them even more. We stopped by on Labor Day and entered our names into a raffle, but figured it was really just a gimmick to get our information. I entered and then Trish entered with her maiden name just in case we couldn't have two entries with the same last name. Yeah, well you see that couch on the top left of this picture...we totally won it. It is a $1000.00 sectional sofa that fits perfectly into our house and it didn't cost us a thing. How cool is that!


Saturday, September 6, 2008

Sliding Rock

On Labor Day Nicki and Cam invited us to go to sliding rock. For those of you who aren't locals...sliding rock is a natural waterfall with smooth rocks so it makes for a great slide. It looks like it will do some damage to your bum, but no go. It made for a fun day!!!

Cam was the first to brave the slide. We sacrificed him first to make sure it wouldn't hurt our buns...and it didn't!



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Saydee Wilcox

Saydee Wilcox is our new little Teacup Chihuahua. She's already grown a lot, but is still intsy wintsy... She will end up being 3 and a half pounds when she if full grown. She is super fun except for when she bites our fingers, noses, hair, toes, and ear lobes. She is a great addition to our family!

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Thursday, August 28, 2008

A Quick (or ridiculously long) Catch up

We finally caved into the blog craze! We'll see how long it lasts though because we are proving to be less technologically inclined than we thought we were. Also, our new little puppy keeps prancing across the keyboard so it is hard to keep typing this. We'd like to catch you up on the past year of our life and since a picture is worth a thousand words here goes nothin'!















So yeah...Trish fell into these sticks, almost drowned, but came out looking pretty hot!!!





Most recently we went to the Narrows in Zion's with Trish's sister Shannon and her hubby Tyler. It is definitely one of the most gorgeous places on earth. Loved it!!!

We went to Colorado with our good friend Nicki Schmidt right after the big tornado. It was so sad to drive around and see how many peoples houses and lives were now in shambles. This picture does not even start to do it justice.




Yes we both have our own bowling shoes...

We enjoy bowling, going to rodeo's (Yes we live in Lehi now), playing guitar hero, watching Salt Lake Real against David Beckham (the rest of the team didn't do anything exciting), and recently we've been floating down the Provo river every chance we get. The first time we went Trish lost her wedding ring:( and secretly I think she is hoping we'll find it one of these times down the river:) Oh yeah, I forgot to add that we also love jumping in the pillows at IKEA.

We bought a condo when we first got married (But I don't have a picture of the outside), and we recently just bought this house out in Lehi. We love our new little home and we (Russell more than Trish) love living in Lehi.


The lady who went before us had the cord break as they were bringing her in so she fell about 10 ft into the water. So we were basically freaking out the whole time we were up there.




For our real honeymoon we went to Los Cabos a few months later. We took some books to read but only got through a few pages because there was so much to do. We mooched off of the timeshare presentations for a free breakfast each morning and free activities throughout the day (parasailing, jet skiing, glass bottom boat ride through the harbor) That glass bottom boat sounded really romantic until it picked us up and was more ghetto than the chicken coop I spent my childhood years in:)

For our honeymoon right after we got married we went to Park City where we got to go on a hot air balloon ride. A woo hoo!



Before we got married we went to Florida with the Wilcox's where we went boating on a lake, then air boating through a swamp where we saw hundreds of alligators and even held some small ones. Of course we couldn't got there without visiting the amusement parks:) For those of you who know Tiffani Bates we stayed with her family. It was a super fun vacation!!!



Oh...look at the happy couple:)