Wednesday, February 22, 2012

A little History...drive home

tired after a long day of driving

Brigham Young's House

The drive home was yucky! BUT we were able to take a little detour and spend the night in Nauvoo!!! Pretty Lucky, I know. The place we stayed at was really cool. I can't remember the name exactly, but I think it was one of the first cabins built in the Salt Lake Valley and then they moved it back to Nauvoo. There was a book in the cabin that told its whole history and had pictures of all of the people that built it and had lived in it. It was really interesting, my dad would have loved it.
The next day we were able to go around the town for awhile. It was a rainy, windy, and blustery day but it was a great experience. We just wish we could have had more time there.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

A little History

History was always my favorite subject, and here is a a little history of what we have been doing since the marriage day. (April 17, 2009)

For our honeymoon, Jared's parents got us a 7 day cruise to the  Mexican Rivera!!! Thanks again Doug and Patsy, we love you! We got to stop at Mazatlan, Cabo San Lucus, and Puerto Vallarta. It was such a fun trip and such a great way to start an amazing life. I love my husband!!!

After our honeymoon, we packed up our little 2002 hatchback Ford Focus (total lemon), and took the three day drive to Philadelphia, PA! We loved our first home so much and wanna go back to the East sometime soon. It was such an awesome experience to be able to live in a different part of the country and have our first couple months married all alone, besides ourselves, of course!

Geno's!!! Best cheese steaks ever!! 
Jared craves this place all the time!!

Our 1st home <3


There were so many fun and historic things to do!

We got to spend 4th of July in downtown Philadelphia, pretty special since that is where the Declaration of Indepdence was signed, and we got to see Sheryl Crow perform! It was huge outdoor concert.

Living in Philadelphia we were so close to so many awesome places. Like...

Washington D.C.!!!

Washington D.C was really neat to see when got to do pretty much everything we wanted to do there. I believe we went there three times.  Some of the ladies in our ward were taking a trip to the temple and so i hitched a ride with them. Jared was working so he wasn't able to go. I was so dumb and didn't take my camera so I don't even have any pictures!! To bad, becasue it is a beautiful temple inside and out. I am so thankfully that we have so many temples in this country that we can pretty much go to one whenever we want. We are so blessed and spoiled by our Heavenly Father! 

And Like... 


New York was such an Amazing place to see, it was all so new and different to me. We were able to do lots of fun things including (but not limited too) Time Square,  subway, street vendor food, taxi, Central Park, Broadway's Shrek, etc, etc,etc......  Also Matthew and Tasheena were able to come and visit, it's always fun when family's around!

Jersey Shore!

Yes, we went crab fishing, it was pretty awesome!
I think I should mention that this was one of my best summers ever! I didn't have to work ONE single day, or even half a day. I was one spoiled rotten girl this summer. Thank you Jared for working so hard and letting me be so lazy this summer! I love you! Mwah!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012


So I am FINALLY starting this blog! I have been wanting to do it for a while now, but have just been too busy (aka lazy) to sit down and pound it out. By my terminology "pound it out" you can probably tell that I am a collage student because that is what we do, we pound out papers and lots of other icky work.  Both Jared and I will graduate from UNR this December, and we are SO ready to be done! It has been way to many years since we have both started and are ready move on to the next chapter of our lives!

Speaking of the next chapter of our lives, we have been getting a wee bit baby crazy in our house lately. I think Jared is a little more crazy than me, this was a complete surprise. Would you like to know Jared's reason for wanting a baby so bad....well here it is....

Yes, little Maddie, your uncle Jared has fallen in love with you!