Friday, October 26, 2012

I love Fall! 
Camping in Tony Grove, pretty chilly, but such beautiful colors.


 Flannel, beard, and started the fire with flint and steel. So good at being a man. 

 I love our tent so much. I always take a picture of it wherever we camp. One day I'll make a book of all these pictures and I will probably be the only who ever looks at it. 


Carved some pumpkins. Owl and pumpk-bot. 


 All our pictures these days are taken with a timer. A pretty weird picture, but at least you can see how tiny our kitchen is. 

Last night we made delicious caramel apples, with white chocolate and cinnamon sugar. Been eating pumpkin cookies, pumpkin pancakes and loving life. Now it's snowing. See ya next year fall, I'll miss you. 



Happy Anniversary to Us!

Nate and I have already been married a year! It went so fast, but at the same time it also feels like we've been married forever. It's been such a fun and crazy year. We celebrated in Jackson, at a nice little suite in Jackson Lodge. It was a great getaway. Here we are celebrating our love! Cheers to many more years!


 The Tetons will never stop taking my breath away. So amazing.


Now since I love listing things so much, I'm going to list some of the best memories about the first year of marriage: 

-Nate has scared me so many times in this one year. One night I got out of bed to go to the bathroom, I came back into the bedroom (keep in mind it is completely dark) Nate came out of the closet and grabbed me. That's right he got out of bed and hid in the closet til I came back. Most terrifying/hilarious time. It took me a good 20 minutes to get my heart rate down to where I could fall asleep again. He is the best scare-er ever. 
-Reading at the pool
-Pillow talk. For some reason we (I) get so hyper when we are going to bed. We are like a teenage girl sleepover most nights. Pillow fights, ridiculous conversations and giggling until way too late.
-Bike rides around town
-Setting up the BB gun shooting range in our living room. 
-Rugby games
-Teaching Nate to play tennis. 
-Nate takes such good care of me. I get sick way too much, and every time he is way too good to me. It is the best. 
-When we are getting ready for bed, brushing our teeth, Nate does something so mean and so funny. He drinks a glass of water before going to bed, he'll fill it up and then as I bend down to spit he balances the full glass of water on my back. I am completely trapped. If I move, the water spills everywhere. Somehow I am still falling into that trap every time he does. It makes me laugh so hard every time. 
-Nate's favorite new line, "My wife will clean that up" even when I'm the one who made the mess. 
-Realizing all the annoying things I say and do all the time. Our most recent conversation about this: 
Nate: You say "huh?" all the time and most the time you know what I say
Hayley: Huh?  Oh, yeah that is pretty true.
Nate: Point proven.  
No joke that was a real conversation. 
-I have learned so much about myself and so much about Nate. He is even better than I originally thought and I am so happy he is mine.  

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Summer Catch Up

Summer is over? What the. That went way too fast. It was mostly spent the boring, adult way-working. Nate landed an awesome job with Logan City designing parks, he beat out over 100 other applicants. He has already designed the new "Welcome to Logan" sign/park that will be built next Spring. He is working on a huge project right now that will be a park/path taking the place of the flooded houses in the island (if you know what that means) All he does is draw pictures all day.
But Nate and I also did a few fun things, some of the highlights:
-Reading good books by the pool. I finally read the hobbit, I've been waiting my whole life for me to do that.
-Nate started playing tennis with me-and then started to be able to beat me-so we stopped playing. Not really, we stopped playing because Nate pulled his stupid hamstring and it won't heal.
-I won a tennis tournament and got an awesome golden cup trophy. (To be fair, the competitors were all beginners and had only been playing for like 3 months.)
-Went to lots of "townsy" things.
-Parades galore!
-Highland Fling-of course
-Bear Lake -I accidentally forgot to take any pictures of this.
-Night bike rides
-Lots o' snow cones
-Moab - Went on the scariest bike ride of my life, I cried twice on this one bike ride because I was so scared. That bike ride alone doubled the amount of times that I have cried in front of Nate, needless to say he was confused and maybe a little scared by my high emotion. The first burst of tears came because Nate stepped on my toe with his biking shoes. It really did hurt, but not bad enough to cry about. This is right before it happened, you can kinda see it in my eyes that I'm about to lose it. Just holding it all in.

 (Since then every time I've hurt my foot, Nate has chanted "don't cry, don't cry, don't cry").
I have only been "mountain biking" like twice before that, and it wasn't really on a mountain, just a dirt road. This ride was so intense, I hate when I am that responsible for my life. One wrong move of the handle bars and I could have been a goner. I couldn't believe it when I made back to the car and I was still alive. I used so much energy on the ride and it was so emotional draining that I was pretty worthless the rest of the day. But we still went on about 6 hikes. Moab is exhausting-ly fun.
-Road trips and family get-together's
-Way too many BBQ's
-Yellowstone
-The fair
-Fireworks
-Home run derby

I can't think of anymore things at this time, but I know I'm missing something lots of things. And if you hate reading without pictures, here are the sad few we took this summer.











Saturday, January 14, 2012

what is updawg?

I really need to post about my life, because it's pretty awesome. I just don't blog anymore, it's not because I'm too busy, because I definitely am not. It is because we don't have the internet. We're too cheap to pay for it alone and too scared to go ask our neighbors to share with us. I've tried to think of how to knock and the door and say "give me the password" in a normal and nice way, but it's really tricky. We've lived there too long to go have a "meet and greet" and there's really no other reason for us to go over. Plus, every time we see them out in the 'parking area' it is way too awkward. The husband doesn't understand conversation cues and the I've never actually seen the wife's face. She can keep it hid extremely well somehow (kind of like Wilson from Home Improvement). Anyway, that is why I don't blog. Right now, I'm at the library pretending to be a student, and everyone is totally buying it.

Some things that we've been up to...

Nate finally found a job working at the car wash which is awesome because I have been supporting both of us on my fake job at the call center, so now we have 2 half/fake jobs which almost equals a real one. Why don't I use my college degree to get a real job, you ask? Well for one, I really like my job and for two, I hate learning new jobs, and I'm not crazy about the degree I settled on. But I'll use it, it's my new years resolution to get a big person job.

I entered into Ellen's 12 days of giveaway's and I was 100% sure that I would win every single day, and I didn't, which was really surprising for some reason. More surprising than if I had actually won something. Oh and I also have been such a good homemaker and have tried out a lot of new recipes, most have been really good. Sometimes I even put my ingredients in tiny little glass containers, so, I'll probably have my own cooking show someday.

And....you're all caught up. That's what we've been up to.

Being married is fun way less scary than I thought it'd be and so far, way less hard than everyone says it is. Yeah it's only been 3 months, but so far I haven't even had an emotional break down, which I hear is pretty routine during the first little while of marriage.

I don't have any pictures today, but maybe I will someday. And maybe I will muster up enough courage to go and talk to the neighbors.