Wednesday, December 30, 2009


We had such a wonderful, relaxing Christmas day! We spent Christmas Eve with Austin's family at the Duffin's. We had a good turkey and ham dinner. Then, we went to my house to unwrap pajamas and await for Santa. The kids were soo hyper and out of control, ha ha but it was a lot of fun. We all got up about 7 and let the kids see what Santa brought. They loved everything they got and were so happy. I'm so glad we have such good families to be with during these times. After having breakfast at my parents, we headed to Austin's and had a second Christmas! We unwrapped gifts and had a good lunch. Sadly, later that day my grandma had to be rushed up north to the hospital. She also had an emergency surgery Christmas night, which scared all of us. Luckily, she is strong and the surgery went well. She is still up there and recovering quickly. Overall, we had a wonderful day and got to spend the whole rest of the weekend in Richfield. We enjoyed our time home and the break! :) Kaylen got a bike! He loved it :)
Austin, Kamie, and I unwrapping presents.
Jess and Jackson checking out what they got.
Santa brought little Jess man pistols, ha!
He also brought him this little red car.
Jackson got a lot of gifts including this cute Jazz hoodie.
The babies running to see what Santa brought them.
Christmas Eve presents
HA HA, Kaylen was a little excited for Santa to come... he loves chocolate!
4 families = a lot of presents!
We had a great Christmas and we are so glad that Santa found the little ones!

Monday, December 28, 2009


I cannot believe this year is already over! It was our second year together and it was definitely a good one. We have gotten to see and do a lot of cool things so I want to recap and write down everything we've done so I never forget :) Sorry, this will be a long boring post with no pictures.
*JAN: We went on a cruise to Cabo San Lucas, Ensenada & San Diego. Started spring semester of school at SUU.
*FEB: I got a new job at SUU which let me spend more time at home and focus more on school.
*MARCH: Spent spring break in Mesquite with our friends. Went to a Jazz game with Brandi and Ty.
*APRIL: We packed up as much stuff possible, used a million space bags, and moved across the country. It took us 2 full days and nights until we finally arrived in Devon, PA (Philadelphia)
*MAY: Austin started selling door to door in the Philadelphia area. We celebrated our first anniversary by going to a Philly's vs. Nationals baseball game. I ate my first original Philly cheese steak sandwich from a VENDOR! We celebrated Austin's birthday by going to Champs with our friends. We visited the Historic District in downtown Philadelphia and got to see the Liberty Bell. We met Landon and Che! :) I got a job at Buckle. Krysta came to visit and we went to Love Park. Went to Atlantic City, NJ and walked the board walk.
*JUNE: Tricia and my mom came to Philadelphia to visit. We went to New York, Washington D.C., Valley Forge, Lancaster, PA and Gettysburg. We saw a real Amish buggy and people. We went to Gettysburg. I rode on my first Amtrak train. We layed by the pool every Sunday. We ate at Five Guys for the first time and LOVED it.
*JULY: Che and I went to the 4th of July parade in the Historic District. All our friends went to a Sheryl Crow concert and watched fireworks off the Rocky Balboa stairs. Realized traffic in Philadelphia sucks. (15 miles = 2 hrs.) Dropped off Austin in downtown Philly to sale and cried, ha! We went to Ocean City, NJ twice to play in the beach. Austin, Ty, and Trav went to the U.S. Open in New York. They brushed shoulders with Tiger Woods and were very proud about it. Didn't celebrate the 24th of July, quit my job at buckle and we moved to Arlington, VA.
*AUG: Lived in a house with Brandi and Ty, Amy and Shaun and sometimes Skye and Adam. Went to the Washington D.C. Zoo and saw pandas. Went to the Washington D.C. temple which was beautiful. Went to the Arlington Cemetery, the white house, the Washington Monument, Abraham Lincoln Memorial, Holocaust Museum, and many other museums. Fell in love with Noodles and Co. I flew to Las Vegas where my mom and Tricia picked me up. We went to the Jersey Boys play and then drove home to UTAH! Austin moved to Virginia Beach, VA and continued selling alarm systems. I moved back to Cedar City and started school while Austin took online classes. I started working at SUU again.
*SEP: Brandi and I flew to Virginia Beach to visit our husbands. I stayed for 3 days and went to the beach two of those days. Cried the hardest I've ever cried when I left Aus to go back home.
*OCT: Aus finally came home. He drove 38 hours with little sleep. We went to Caliente, NV for the high school reunion. We went to the UNLV vs. UTAH football game in Las Vegas. We celebrated my 23rd birthday. We went to a Halloween party at Josh and Sunny's. Austin got a job at a bank in St. George!
*NOV: We celebrated Thanksgiving in Richfield and had two turkey dinners. Austin played with some friends in the Richfield annual turkey bowl. Got iphones :)
*DEC: Austin's great grandma Christy died. We went to the funeral in Pioche, NV. Went to Salt Lake city for Braden's wedding. Went to the Salt Lake temple and the Richfield lights parade. Celebrated Christmas in Richfield with our families.
We had a wonderful year and we are excited to see what 2010 has in store!! :) Sorry I didn't post about Christmas, I will when I get pictures from Tricia. Hope everyone has a great New Year!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Ugly Sweater Party..

This year our friends decided to have a Christmas party! Not only did we have a Christmas party but we had an ugly sweater Christmas party. It was sooo funny! We had such a good time and laughed alot. I must say, I think Austin looks pretty good in women's holiday sweaters with shoulder pads, ha ha maybe he should purchase a few more! :) The food was EXCELLENT and we got way too full. Were so glad we have such good friends and we are loving the holidays. I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday! Merry Christmas!!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Richfield Lights Parade...

Last Saturday Austin and I headed to Richfield for the lights parade and to hang out with our families. I have always LOVED the lights parade and I just couldn't miss it, ha! We all had such a good time, especially the babies. ( Yes, I still call them "the babies" and there almost 3, ha ha) Also, we are done with school for a couple weeks and we are ready to enjoy our break. I hope everyone is enjoying the Holidays.... the next post will be about the ugly sweater party we had on Monday, ha ha... lots of fun! Ash and Brand, I need those pics :) Thanks!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Thanksgiving Break

Thanksgiving break was much needed and very relaxing! We headed to Richfield on Tuesday night and stayed until Saturday. We had such a great time with our families and we are sad the break is over. We got to eat two thanksgiving dinners on Thursday, lucky us, ha! We were stuffed but loved the food. We went with Austin's family to the Duffin's and then afterwards went to my mom's! We got to see lots of family and cousins, which was great :) I forgot to take pictures but luckily Shaun took a ton! ha Oh and I have to mention that I woke up at 4 A.M. and went to black Friday and I'm still sore.. ha no carts were left! It was so funny and I think I'll do it again next year! But, we had a wonderful week and we are so thankful for our families and all they do for us. I don't know where we'd be without them. We love you guys! :)The boys deep frying the turkey:

Austin and Brucey: Whit, me, Cad, and Shaun:

On Friday, Austin and a some friends played in a flag football tournament. It was really cold but we had a lot of fun. We got to hang out with some of our old friends and their team was actually really good. They won both games and had a great time:
The flag football team, minus a few:
Austin and I:

Ya, we were chilly:

Thursday, November 19, 2009

November already?

I have not blogged in a really long time and it's because I don't have much to blog about. Our lives are pretty boring... school and work is not very exciting. This last weekend we did go to sunny Mesquite for a softball tourney that Austin was in. It was so nice to be in the sun and being able to relax. Unfortunately, I forgot the camera.. sorry! So... what have we been up too? Well first off since this weather is hot one day and cold the next, we took advantage of a hot one and went golfing with our friends.. Austin's new hobby is golfing! He's obsessed with it.Also, a couple of weeks ago we had Heidi's bridal shower at Pepperbellies. It was so much fun and was great seeing all my old friends. Mostly everyone was there and it was like things had never changed.Austin got a new job!! He's had it for a while now and he loves it. He works in St. George which is kind of hard cuz he has to travel every day but at least he likes it and it's a great job. :) I'm so proud of him!And lastly...... Yes, I have my Christmas tree up! YAY! I couldn't wait any longer.

Monday, October 19, 2009


This past weekend we went to Vegas for a little vacation. We got tickets to the Utes vs. UNLV game and made a trip out of it. Tricia, Kamie and Kaylen picked us up Friday afternoon and we headed down. We stayed at the Excalibur, walked up and down the strip, shopped, ate way too much, and went to the Utes game. We had great seats at the game and I loved every minute of it. The whole trip was alot of fun, especially having little Kaylen there. He was so excited he didn't even know what to do with himself. He stayed up way to late and woke up way to early.. ha ha! He absolutely loved the water show at the Bellagio (as you can see by his huge grin in all the pictures). I already miss him so much and am sad the trip is over, but I'm so glad we went. We had a blast!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Austin is finally home!

Austin has been home for about a week and half now and it has been great! I'm so glad he is finally home, I missed him so much. Every since he's been home, we've been going non stop. He got here last friday and that same day we headed to Lincoln County for the 100th year celebration. We went to the homecoming football game, got to visit with his grandparents and family, and toured the town of Caliente. I had been to Pioche and Lincoln county a couple time but never to Caliente. They showed me where they used to live and told lots of funny stories about growing up there.
WELCOME TO CALIENTE:The house Austin grew up in:
Suprisingly, we had lots of fun over there and we loved spending time with his family! This last weekend we headed up to Scofield for the weekend. The whole summer Austin just kept saying that when we get home we're going straight to the cabin, so we did! Brandi, Ty, Austin and I headed up Friday night and Lana and Tyson met us there on Saturday. We had a blast. On Saturday morning we went four-wheeling, carved our names in a tree, and got pulled over, ha ha! After Tyson and Lana got there we had lunch and went on a ride in the scout. Yes, all six of us fit in the bright orange scout. Later we played games, had steak dinner, watched a scary movie, and went to bed. The next day we all enjoyed watching Tyler try and outsmart the ducks and geese. ha ha! We lounged all day, ate food and watched football. We had a great weekend and are so happy that Austin is home!
Yeah, Austin's "A" struggles, ha ha .. It was suppost to be BAAT, for our names!

Monday, September 7, 2009


Alright, so I know Alyse already posted about this but I wanted to post about it also so here it goes... On Saturday we had a baby shower for Krachelle and Brittani. We had lots of fun, ate too much junk food, laughed until we cried, and almost had a slumber party. ha ha! Its so fun to get together with all our old friends. When we get together it feels like we never left each other, ha. It felt exactly like old times. Thanks girls for a fun night. Oh and I thought I better mention that I get to go visit
my husband in 3 days!! I can't wait, it's been a month since i've seen him!

Sunday, August 30, 2009


Yesterday my sweet husband sent me these flowers that said, "Just thinking about you!" I just wanted to thank him and let him know how much I love and miss him. He means the world to me and I can't wait until he gets home... hopefully not very much longer :)

Sunday, August 23, 2009


Well first off, I have to tell everyone how excited I am to be home!! It feels great and i've been having so much fun, but at the same time I miss Austin soo much. It's going to be hard being away from him for a while but it'll be worth it. I am so proud of him and all his hard work. Hopefully he won't be gone too much longer cause I really miss him! Anyways, I've been home almost two weeks now. I worked all last week in Cedar City and start school on monday, but I will definatly be coming home for the weekends! This weekend Nate and Hollie went to fishlake so, Tyson, Jerrica and I drove up last night. We made smores, hung out, laughed a little too much, and watched a movie. We had a lot of fun! I've loved being home and spending time with my family. I've gotten to spend lots of days with my cute nephews....