Saturday, September 11, 2010

Never Forget

I still can't believe its been 9 years since the tragic day of 9/11. I'm so proud to be an American, and am thankful for all the men and women who fight for our freedom! My heart and prayers still go out to those who lost their lives and to the people who lost loved ones. God Bless America!!!

Sunday, July 25, 2010


This weekend Tyler and I had the privilege to go to St. Paul Minnesota and experience the Red Bull Flugtag, it was a blast! Tyler is the Red Bull Manager at General Distributing and works along side the actual Red Bull company so we were invited to go. Although it was a quick trip, it was all payed for and well worth it! St. Paul was so beautiful, and very very green!

If you don't know what the Flugtag is...people form a team and come up with some sort of flying device that they have to push off this 30 ft. platform into the water (in St. Paul it was the Mississippi River) to see who can fly/float the farthest. They also have to perform some sort of skit/dance before and are judged on that as well, it's free to enter and free to go watch! There were some pretty awesome and entertaining skits and air crafts! There were some professional judges, the Vikings linebacker, a professional snowmobiler (Red Bull athlete), and a professional Olympic skier (Red Bull athlete), etc. They estimated that there were 90,000 people there watching, it was packed! We were given VIP passes that sat us really close to the event on the water, so we were able to see everything great! The most exciting thing that happened was the Flugtag world record was broken, it hasn't been for 19 years. It was set at 195 feet, and the team that won this weekend reached 207 feet. Here are a few pics we snapped of the fun weekend get-away!

(James-a driver at General & Montana-who works for Red Bull in Ut.)

(Red Bull skydivers)

(the winner)

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Lake Powell

So we are back from Lake Powell, and I'm so glad we were able to go down with my relatives and enjoy their company and the beauty of the lake! I still don't know why they chose the middle of July because it was over 100 degrees, but it was totally worth it(and actually wasn't as bad as I thought it might be)! I used to go every year with them, but haven't for about 6 years so it was great to go back! It was even better to be able to go with Tyler and Easton and experience it with them. We had a great time swimming, playing volleyball, wakeboarding, hiking, and sight seeing. I forgot to take pictures the first 2 days we were there so these are all of the last 3 days...


(the crew)

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

THE BIG 2...5!

Happy 25th Birthday Ty!!!

I can't believe it, 25 (ok, I know it is not old at all...but we are getting older thats for sure!) and still looking goooood babe! Men are like wine: some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age!

Thank you for just being you Ty, for making me laugh always, working hard everyday, being a great daddy to Easton and husband to me! Easton and I are so lucky to have you, and we love you so much forever and always!! I hope 25 is good to you!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

can't wait!!!

I love summer time soooo much, even though it seems like we are getting shorter and shorter ones each year!? I just love the feeling of the sun shining down on my face, playing outside with the fam., swimming/laying out, snow shacks, walks at night, rodeos, city town days, parades, fireworks, 4th & 24th of July, sitting outside at night on our swing chair, bbq's, how light it stays at night, boating, camping, etc. but most of all vacations!! I'm pretty excited for our vacations this summer, in about 3 weeks we are headed to this beautiful place...

I'm so so excited to go to Powell because I haven't been in 6 or 7 years! I know way too long! I used to go every year with my Aunt, Uncle and cousins, but it's hard when you get your own family and have busy schedules. But it fit in this year and I'm so excited to go with Tyler and Easton! Just a little nervous about how hot it will be for Easton. We don't have a house boat but my aunt and uncle have a camper and we'll just have to load him up on sunblock!

Tyler and I are also excited to take a fun quick trip to Minneapolis in July for his work. Tyler is the Red Bull manager at General Distributing over all of Utah and he chose to go to Twin Cities for the Red Bull Flugtag. We are both pretty excited because neither of us have been there before! I know we won't have a ton of time, but I am hoping we can check out this place...

And last but not least, in August we are going with my parents to wonderful and beautiful...

I used to go almost every summer with my family for about 5 or 6 years. I also took Ty one year when we were engaged, so it will be fun to be able to go back together and to take Easton and let him experience the ocean and everything!! I hope no one takes this as bragging, I'm just really excited to go on these trips because we haven't been on big ones like these in a couple years because we had a lot going on.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

new hobby?

This past weekend I had the pleasure of taking my beautiful sister-in-law Taneal's senior pictures. We took our family pictures just this past fall with our Canon powershot (SX20 IS) nothing too fancy but a nice camera...and just did basic photoshop on them since I'm not educated well with photoshop. Anyways, Taneal had asked me to take them so I agreed to not thinking much because when I took our family pictures it wasn't as fun because lets just say it was a long day! I actually had a lot of fun shooting pictures of Taneal, she is so cute, petite, and such a talented amazing dancer & young woman!!! I was pretty pleased with the outcome even though I'm no pro...and would maybe even consider taking a photography class and learning more about photoshop! Here are just a few of my favorite pictures from that day.