I know this is 9 days late but 4 years (and 9 days) ago I married a guy that I had been dating for 4 months. It sounds pretty crazy but I just knew we were meant for each other. 4 years later, he is still my best friend and I could not have dreamed of marrying a better man than him. He is everything I have ever wanted. I feel so blessed to have such an amazing man in my life that loves and respects me and works so hard to make our life so wonderful. Happy (late) anniversary babe. I love you forever!
August 29, 2012
I haven't blogged all summer so here is our summer update. Even though I was in school all summer, we still had time to have some fun with our family and friends.
We had a night in with the Hightowers and Goeringers before the Hightowers left for the summer. We love these two cute families, they are some of our greatest friends ever.
Brittany's baby boy was blessed and I got to spent some time with 2 of my favorite babies. Zach's little girl "B" is getting so big! Her and Brit's little boy are both adorable!
Rich's sister Jill got married to Russ in May. It was a beautiful ceremony and such a happy day. Russ's kids ran and hugged both of them right when they walked out of the temple. It was precious.
My aunt Mia came in town from Oregon for work and we got to spend some time with her in Park City. It was so good to see her and we wish her and her family lived closer!
We had a ton of fun times at the pool this summer getting our tan on!
We got to spend some time with our amazing friends.
We roasted marshmallows with the Wadsworths and Brit taught me how to french braid...the first time was a little rough but after some practice I got pretty decent at it!
We spent some quality family time. B is getting SO big!
Date nights with the Wadsworths and Towners are always fun
I had to say goodbye to my best friend. They had a goodbye party with family and a couple of friends at her stepdad's chocolate store V Chocolates. We were so sad to see them leave again but we are excited to visit them in Houston sometime in the near future.
My little brother Caleb came home from his mission in South Carolina. He gave an amazing homecoming talk on faith. His example and dedication have been an inspiration to our family and so many others. We love him so much and are SO glad that he is home!
We got to celebrate the soon arrival of the Stembridge''s baby girl! We are so excited for them!
Brianna's bridal shower was so much fun. She looked so happy and we are so excited for her and Rob to get married next week!
We had a fun family getaway to park city for a week. We swam, ate, went on the alpine coaster, played tennis, hot tubbed and relaxed. It was a lot of fun to spend time with the fam.
Posted by MJ at 1:18 PM
August 28, 2012
I need to catch up so here it goes...
In April, Rich took to me New York City for my birthday. It was amazing. We took the red eye and landed in JFK at 6:00 am. When we got into Manhattan we dropped our bags off at our hotel and went straight to Battery Park to get on the ferry to see Lady Liberty and Ellis Island. She was enormous! That night Rich took me to see the Broadway show Wicked, which was amazing. I wish we could have seen it twice while we were there!
The next morning we went to the Top of the Rock. The view was incredible but after my adrenaline from being up there wore off, my fear of heights settled in and I could not get down that elevator fast enough!
That day we did a ton of shopping and then stopped to eat at Shake Shack. Rich and I were sitting at a little table next to the window eating and I looked out and noticed a girl just standing there staring at me in the window, my first thought was why is this crazy girl staring at me?! My second thought was OH MY GOSH, THAT IS MY BRIT BRIT!!! Rich and Brit's husband Kade planned on surprising me for my birthday. Being in NYC with my best friend was the best surprise ever.
Later that night we went to a Yankees game. I honestly wasn't very pumped about the game; baseball isn't my sport, but I was surprised how much fun I had. Even though we froze our butts off, it was still a blast!
The next morning, we had breakfast in Times Square with Brit and Kade before they headed back to Philly. We were sad they were leaving so soon but excited they were finally headed back to Utah for the summer.
After breakfast we went to the MET. It was so much fun and there was so much to see, I wish we could have had more time there.
We went to central park after the museum. I could have spent all day there.
We did a lot of shopping later that day. That night we went to the top of the Empire State Building. The city lights were incredible, I have never seen anything like it.
The next morning we went to China Town. I felt like I stepped into another world. It was fun.
Going to New York City was amazing. Being able to travel together and have so many amazing experiences together in our 4 years of marriage has been an incredible blessing and I can't wait to go back to the city!
Posted by MJ at 11:52 PM