Thursday, December 1, 2011

Sleepless in Seattle...



Yum...seriously so amazing.

Ran into a Redskin (Adam Carriker) at Pike's Place

This picture deserves a full story. Matt and I went down to Pike's Market, and as we were walking Matt says, "Adam" the guy looked at him like he was supposed to know Matt. Matt went up and shook his hand and said, "I don't know you I am just a fan. Dude you are huge." Then Adam says, "That's the idea." Matt wished him luck at the game and we grabbed a quick pic. Matt was on cloud nine for at least 2 hours after that.


The best "chowder" I have ever had.


This park was full of trees with different stockings, such a cool idea.

Even at the end of November...

Pictures just don't do this view justice (Crossing into Seattle)

Ryan Kerrigan

Matt's favorite player...Laron Landry 
We had such a fun trip even with the long hours of driving. It was worth it. The Redskins came out with a win after a 6 game losing streak. We are obviously their good luck charm. The stadium was incredible. I have to hand it to those Seahawk fans...they are loud. I am so happy we were able to go to Pike's Market and see the fresh fruit and flowers everywhere, followed with some yummy Chow Chow. Even if you don't like clam chowder they still have other flavors. I got the Southwest Chicken chowder.
We feel so lucky to be able to go to fun things like that, and we are happy to be back in Idaho where parking is free, and you don't have to get on the freeway to go to a movie.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

One Year

Well we made it one year down. Its passed by so fast it doesn't even feel like its been a year. We are still loving life and each other :)

Our plans today consist of but are not limited to:

1. Sleeping in as late as we wanted

2. Going to Lava Hot Springs

3. Getting some stuffed crust pizza afterwards

4. Going to a movie

5. Eating some of our wedding cake (its been in the freezer)

6. Exchanging our fun gifts

7. Celebrating!


Paradise

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Addiction

If you are not currently involved with pinterest you need to get on it. I have been blowing it! My sister invited me so long ago, and now I finally have one. You can find so many things that you like, and new websites that have the things you are interested in! Go and do it now!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Before and After

Before

After (Enhanced all the colors, and cleaned up face)

After normal editing ( Enhanced face, smoothed out skin, enhanced eyes and lips) Usually I don't edit photos this much, but if requested I surely will. She needed this photo for a professional tryout.

Before

After (enhanced colors and lighting)
Before

After (Enhanced colors and lit up her face)

Before
After (Skin touch up, lighting changes, color enhancements on background and her)
Before

After (Skin retouching, lighting, color, enhanced some facial features)
Before

After ( Lighting, face touch ups)



A Little of this a Little of that

Our lives lately have been full of homework, football, indoor soccer, dance, and more homework. I haven't even been out of school for very long, and I can't remember having as much homework as Matt does right now. It consumes our weekends and most nights. I just keep telling myself its all worth it. Time is flying by at our house we are always staying busy. Here are some pics from that past couple weeks.
Matt at one of his flag football games
Girls Night: Brandi, Ash, Me, McCall

Making Peach Pie

Pie filling

First time making pie crusts alone!

Whenever my mom ever had extra pie crust dough she would always cook it and sprinkle cinnamon and sugar..so yummy.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

All things White

Today is one of those days I realize how blessed I am..in fact I have had an entire week of being grateful. I enjoy my life, and I feel really lucky to be where I am at right now. Yes there are things I am hoping for, but I am still content with everything going on. Life is bliss you have to enjoy things in the moment. That being said I am going to head to the DI today and look for some antique mirrors or frames to spray paint white.. wish me luck! Also in my random Google search for white antique frames I stumbled upon some other things that caught my eye. Some day when I have a house of my own....







White picket fence


These beauties are only $13...I need me some good running sunglasses

Monday, September 12, 2011

The Simple Things.....

A list of my favorites right now...

  1.  Cutting Coupons even when I don't use them
  2. Running as far or as short as I want (no more training for a while)
  3. teaching dance...starts this week
  4. little kids and how little they worry about what other people think
  5. Our new shower head...had a "nature shower" for 7 + months
  6. taking hot hot baths
  7. new projects
  8. matt and I's ambition to make these fancy meals and then just making a pb & h instead ha
  9. Mattie..look how cute he is!
  10. The smell outside
  11. Fall weather so excited
  12. football season..Go Skins!
  13. family
  14. hearing good news
  15. movie nights
  16. a good book
  17. my afro hair...on a good day
  18. my indoor soccer team
  19. lazy Sundays
  20. road trips
  21. gas station treats and getting a Mt. Dew
  22. learning new things
  23. my sister getting asked to the dance :)
  24. Whitney coming home
  25. life is good!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

The Up House

Just this past weekend I was made aware of this by my good buddies the Nygrens. If you have seen the movie Up I just want you all to know that this house does exist. Inside Tour They even matched everything inside exactly to the movie...its incredible, and it is located in Herriman, UT. Coolest thing ever, everything from the couches to the paintings on the walls are custom made to replicate the movie. Talk about creative right? I hope you all enjoy this useless information!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Foam Run


 What a fun weekend! A couple weeks ago we met up with some of our friends (Lane & Jade Nygren Blog )for a little dessert and decided they need to come up to Idaho and hang out for a weekend. Luckily we were able to find a race that looked pretty fun. I gladly declined to participate and took on the job as the photographer. They had a lot of fun at the race, and I was so grateful Matt's parents and Grandma Landon came and watched with me. Here are some photos from the race.
Right after the mud pit, posing mid race for a pic

Matt and Lane ended up on the news for this "mini race" they had in the mud

Stan, Matt and Deb

Lane coming out of the foam slide

Grandma Landon and Mattie
 We ended up relaxing for a couple hours after the race, watch the BYU game and took a nap. We had a craving for Red Robin, cookie dough and some mini golf. Then ended the night with a movie. We teamed up during mini golf and placed a little wager for the "big couch" to watch the movie on. Surprisingly we tied, and Lane and Jade gave us the couch anyways.
The group with Debbie taking the picture

They had a tub you could get in and take pictures..Lane is attempting to wash Jade's hair.

Matt coming through the foam


Jade on the foam slide
All in all it was a successful weekend filled with jokes, smelly carpet, laughing over nothing, yummy food and movies! Thanks for the great weekend Nygrens!