Sunday, October 31, 2010


So...It's been quite a while since I last updated. I always tell myself not to wait too long to update this thing because then it's just stressful for me to try to add and explain all the pictures I want to, but this past month just went by way too quickly and I never had time. Anywho, this past month has been a blast! We did tons of fun stuff and I have come to realize that I really do LoVe HaLLoWeeN!

Well, BJ's birthday is at the end of September and we went to the Aquarium up in Sandy. I loved it and I think he did too. They have lots of cool animals and they let you touch sting rays, which was especially exciting to me.

You'll notice a dramatic difference in my skin tone in just a month! Ha ha! It's kinda sad, but oh well, it's okay:)

At the beginning of OctoBeR we drove out to CaliForNiA to pick up BJ's brother, Sterling, from his mission. It's quite the drive out there, but we were happy we were able to get off of work and school to go see him and BJ's parents for a few days. We did a ton of stuff in the short amount of time we were there! The first day we went hiking in Yosemite National Park and it was beautiful. The next day we drove to Monterey Bay and had dinner on the pier and went to the beach. Then the last day we went to the Oakland Temple and San Francisco. The whole trip was great and we had a great time!!

Now for the HaLLoWeen FeSTivItIEs...I saw these cute little glitter pumpkins online and then Martha Stewart taught me how to make them:) They were fun and easy to make!

We carved puMpkiNs with our friends Brittney and Eric. Ours was pretty sweet, but we messed up on the top of the hat and so the next day it caved in and was ruined. That was dumb, but it was cool for one night.

And finally, the BeSt of all, yesterday (October 30th) BJ and I ran the "Halloween Half Marathon"! It really was so much fun! If you ever want to run one, I would suggest doing this one because you get to dress up in your haLLoWeeN costume which just makes it that much better! We did awesome and ran the whole way down! My mom came down and brought Haylee and Dutch, ha ha, for support. We were happy to see them at the finish! We both can barely move and ache all over, but it was definitely worth it! We also went to a HauNtEd HoUse with Ash and Stephen that night. The best part about this haunted house was that it only cost $1.00. You can't beat that and it really was ScAry, at least for me.

We dressed up as Where's Waldo and just made our costumes out of duck tape. Pretty much the cheapest costume ever.

Before the race up at the starting line...

After the race. We were both pretty gross after:)

Thursday, September 16, 2010

EnD of SuMMer

Sadly, the summer has come to an end. Tear. I love the summer so much! BJ and I were able to do so many fun things this summer, like...milking a cow and going to the Real Salt Lake soccer game. This was my first milking a cow and it was definitely different than I thought. I was expecting the utters to be slimy, but they weren't at all. It was great!

I've never gone to a Real game before and I didn't realize that we had such die hard soccer fans here in Utah. I also didn't realize what a big deal Real is, I didn't know they were so good.

During August on Monday nights one of the parks had movies playing on a big projector outside. It was a fun group date activity, except I was sliding down the hill all night!

On August 21, the lovely BJ Kramer and myself celebrated our ONE year ANNIVERSARY! It's nice because we both have Fridays off and our anniversary was on a Saturday, so we were able to celebrate and do fun things all weekend. This past year has been the BEST year ever and I am so lucky to be married to such an amazing person!

We went to Tepanyaki for dinner and it was delish! This is our cook. He was quite talented with his cooking utensils!

On Saturday we went golfing at this course in Provo called Cascade and it was awful. Well it was fun, but we both played not well and lost like 30 or 40 balls between the two of us. It was a hard course though and kinda retarded. That night we went up to Park City and did the night ski lift and a little shopping. Overall we had a great anniversary and life is gReAT!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

a Quicky to Jackson Hole!

Over the 24th we headed over to good ole' Jackson Hole for the weekend. It was great fun! Once we finally got there. The drive there was awful. I was told it took about 4 hours, so when we were getting into hour 7 I was getting pretty grumpy about it. Normally it wouldn't have taken that long, but we got confused on which way to go a couple of times. We got there Friday evening and just went into town and got some din din at a restaurant called the "Merry Piglets". You wouldn't think that a restaurant called the "Merry Piglets" would be Mexican, would ya?

Here we are sitting in a big bear...

On saturday we went river rafting on the Snake River. Haylee was able to come too because rather than have a river guide like what we normally do, we rented our own raft and started out in a place where the river doesn't have as many rapids and is a little more calm.

Is it just me or does my tricep look exceptionally big in this picture?:)

This is just a funny picture. Haylee was standing by Dutch as he was lounging on the couch like he always does and then she climbed up and layed by him and said that she wants to sit like Dutchy. Then she kept barking and walking around like a dog. I just love these two!

On Monday August 19, 2010 the lovely Ashley Bradshaw (now Anderson) married the lovely Stephen Anderson (now Bradshaw). They switched last names, it was weird. Anyways, she looked beautiful and their wedding was so much fun! I wish I had more pictures, more like any pictures, of the reception. But these are the couple that I do have of the temple. I'm so excited for both of them and they make a fantastic couple!

Sunday, July 18, 2010


Maybe I shouldn't call this hiking "extravaganza" because it makes it sound like we go everyday all the time and frankly that's just not the case. But...the past two weeks we have gone twice! That's kind of a lot, right? Two weeks ago we hiked on a trail up Little Cottonwood Canyon. It's a real easy hike and has a pretty view, the best part is the lake up at the top. It's right in the center of all the mountains so you can't even tell it's there. Then the other day we went hiking up Stewart Falls by Sundance. We went with Tyler, Laura, and Haylee. I think Haylee enjoyed herself considering she was carried the whole way:) No, we all enjoyed ourselves. This was also a pretty easy hike. It's about 4 miles total, but the trail is beautiful all the way up to the waterfall, so that was tons of fun too! A couple of weeks ago we were in New Jersey for BJ's sister's wedding. Unfortunately, I don't have any pictures of the wedding. That was real smart of me, I know. We did take some pictures at the beach though. We went to the Jersey Shore. They were actually filming the day we were there so that was kinda neat. Jk jk, they weren't. We also were able to go to BJ's little brother and sister's graduations. Ben graduated from high school and Sarah graduated from 8th grade! It was fun being out there and being able to participate in all the exciting things that happened that week! Side note: can I just say that blogging is one of the most challenging things for me. It takes me forever to upload all these dang pictures and then they look awful and it just never turns out how I planned. It's rather frustrating and if anyone feels similar and has a better method, please let me know because for some reason I struggle with it pretty bad. That's all:)