Friday, March 20, 2009

...A Whole New World...

Spring Break ROCKED! We got to go to Disneyland with my family. We kinda killed 3 birds with one stone; we went there for our 1 Year Anniversary, For my sister Emily's Drill Nationals and... FUN! We left on March 11 and sadly came home on March 15. It was a lot of fun to just be away from school, work and everything. It was SO nice to be with Andrew 24-7 because with both of our busy schedules I feel like we are hardly ever together. So, here are a million pictures to help me narrate the whole trip!
So we start the trip off with our suitcases, of course! Andrew's suitcase is obviously the TINY one on the left, and mine is the BIG HUGE GIGANTIC one on the right- don't worry, I let Andrew carry mine for me and he let me carry his ;)

I was a little shocked that the Airlines had to put the HEAVY ticket on my suitcase- who knew that 7 pairs of shoes would add up so much!

Here we come California!

I didn't ride this ride because someone had to wait with Chloe' and Cole...

This is Andrew after the ride- he pooped his pants!

Mickey Love!
Family Time!

Best Sisters!

Just outside of the Soarin' Over California- we rode this ride SO many times!

The Fam inside Indian Jones!

Chloe' and the BESTEST dad in the world on Thunder Mountain!
Meggie and Coleman on Thunder Mountain!
PROOF that Andrew's tongue can touch his nose!

We went on the new Toy Story ride in California Adventure- it was really fun!I was Player 2- I had to let Andrew win because I didn't want him to be upset he lost in The Happiest Place On EARTH!
Funny Hats!Funny Hats!

About to get wet on the Grizzly River Run!

For dinner one night we went to Andrew's version of the Celestial Kingdom- The ESPN ZONE! There were 165 TVs in this one building, with, you guessed it- SPORTS! I think this is my version of Outer Darkness... Ha Ha!
The food was really good, but we had an hour wait (normally I would NEVER wait that long, but I really though Andrew would break down and cry if we didn't eat here!) While we waited we played in the arcade on the top of the restaurant!
This is me, Meg, Andrew and Coleman on the ToWeR oF tErRoR! This was BY FAR my new favorite ride! Even after riding it like 5 times I still got nervous!
Another tOwEr Of TeRrOr pic!
Look how cute we are! Emily was still in Utah with her Drill Team, so she missed this candid moment- Sorry Em!

Cute Ears Ladies!
My Solo Shot!
We got a picture with Minnie herself! Space Mountain! Yes, that is my Hero Husband being a dork in the back, then me and Chloe' (terrified is the word I would describe her face) and Meg and Cole in the front (Cole looks like he's going to crash into another space ship!)
I know this is blurry, but it looks So cute I think!The clear one is not as cute, but oh well...

...So that was the end of Disneyland...
On Saturday (March 14) we were at the Drill Nationals all day! It was SO much fun and Andrew is the best husband for enduring 10 hours of Drill!

And the winners are... HILLCREST HIGH!!!
Need I say more... Look how many stinkin' trophies they got!
Our Little Champ!
Emily's Fan Club!
On the Bus on the way home at 11:30PM- I just love Emily!

Last picture from Spring Break 2009!We really did have so much fun and are so lucky that we got to be there with our family. I can't wait to see how much our life will change by next Spring Break! Here is a list of a few changes that will come...
1- I will be a COLLEGE GRADUATE!
2- We will be married for a whole 2 years!
3-Andrew will be almost done with his Bachelors in Business Administration
4- Elder Wesley Hyde will have been out for 20 months and almost home to grace us with his presence!
5- There might be, hopefeully, wish on my lucky stars, praying every single night, have a baby on the way!
Thanks for reading!

Monday, March 9, 2009


Holy Cow- I can NOT believe that we have already been married for a WHOLE year! I know everyone says that it goes by so fast, but I feel like I remember everything from our wedding day like it was last year- or at least I think I do. It really kinda makes me sad cause now it's not exciting to tell people how long we've been married, but if you say like 9 months or 10 months you still get asked, "How's married life?" I hated being asked that, cause of course you say it's fabulous, but still, it kinda makes me sad. We've had such a fantastic year though! One thing that I am proud of is one goal that we made as soon as we got married. We made a goal to go to the Temple every month and we've kept it. I know that that has made us grow as a couple and stay strong and faithful and I strongly suggest this goal to everyone! Since we've been married I have learned so much about myself and about Andrew and marriage in general. I do agree that marriage is work. I mean, by all means it is 1000% better than dating and driving home every night at like 2:00AM and wishing you were together on Christmas and every other benefit in the book, but I love being married more than anyone! I love being able to take care of Andrew and have him take care of me- he is SO SO SO good to me and I love him more than I seriously thought was possible!
OK, so on to the actual anniversary... We spent a night at the Anniversary Inn in the Rich's Drive Inn Room.
The whole theme was awesome! The wallpaper was like a sunset and there were little stars on the ceiling like you were really at a Drive Inn!
You can kinda see in the back of the truck the HUGE flat sceeen that was So great to watch The Office on... and of course Sports Center, aka, my husban's life support!This bed was unbelievably comfortable and we slept SO SO SO great!

This is the cute kitchen area! The Soda machine really worked and was SO great to have!
HUGE TUB! We saved the top of our wedding cake and brought it to eat at our anniversary inn room. It was ok- it really did taste fine, but because it was a year old we both felt weird about it so we only each had two bites. I know that it looks like a lot more than two bites, but we tried to eat half of it at our six month anniversary. Andrew seriously couldn't be happier to have more freezer space- EVERY single time he even looks into the freezer he complains about the cake- meany!
Last year we spent our first night at the Anniversary Inn in Salt Lake in the Jungle Safari Room which was also awesome!
We are going to stay here every anniversary in a different room every time.
Since the traditional gift of the first anniversary is paper (who thought of these?) I made this cute thing I made on the internet ( thanks to Lindsey Knudsen for the great idea! It really turned out so cute and looks great on our end table! And Andrew is So creative and gave me the fourth season of The Office. I mean, of course it makes sense because Dunder Mifflin makes paper! Ha Ha! He's So cute! He also gave me a heating pad because mine kinda blew up on V-day. I really haven't slept as good without it cause I sleep with one every night cause it makes me So warm. Ok, this has been the longest post of my life, but I wanted to hurry and get our anniversary post in before we left for... DISNEYLAND!!! We'll tell Mickey HI for everyone!

This picture of my cute brother and dad was from the Jazz -Celtics game and I just wanted to show everyone how cute my little Coleman is- Love Ya Buddy!

This picture is of my one and only Dylan! Me and Andrew put these cute pink glasses on him the other day and he is So dang cute I can't believe it! Amy is So lucky that she gets to be with him everyday! He is 15 months now and I can't believe it! AND, he said his first word the other day.. he said... MOUSE! I think it's cause he wants to go with me and Andrew to see Mickey Mouse!
OK, I'm done! Thanks for creepin' on my blog! ;)