Monday, December 31, 2012

Goodbye 2012

2012 was a fun year for Reed and I. We feel like we are starting to feel more and more like grown ups. We probably will never act like grown ups though. This year Reed finished school and got a job, which we have been looking forward for a while now. Now it's my turn for school. We had lots of fun adventures, made many good friends, and grew to love each other even more if that's possible. We stayed super busy by juggling school, work, and church callings. Reed is the 1st counselor in Young Men's, and I'm the 1st counselor in Young Women's. Every once in a while we find some time to throw some fun in. These are some of our favorite highlights of our year.

One of our many snowshoeing adventures.
Participated in 2 dodge ball tournaments
Hiked to some Indian ruins.
The highlight of our year was being able to go to Reed's mission, the Baltic Countries, in May for 2 weeks. It was such a cool experience for me to see another part of the world and meet some people that Reed served and impacted. I met some amazing people and made me love Reed even more as I saw how much those people loved him because he was such a good missionary. It was definitely one of the best experiences of my life.
Another thing that changed my life while I was in the Baltics was these delicious hot dogs. They are amazing and I've craved them ever since I left there. I'm drooling as I write this.

Backpacking trip to Highland Mary's

Cascade Falls
Can't forget another hardworking summer of corn roasting
Fishing at Potato Lake
Reed's trip to Mexico with his brothers.
Hiked Engineer Mountain
Red neck dates prarie dog shooting
Reed's 30 mile mountain bike race
A couple 5k's with my mom
Reed ran 2 tough mudders
2nd annual kickball champs
Last minute road trip to Vegas

We are looking forward to 2013. We hope to buy a home to settle in for a while. I hope to get into a program at our college and we hope to have many more adventures.

Today mark's the date of Reed and I's first date to a church dance 4 years ago. Its crazy how fast time flies and that in a couple months we will celebrate our 4th anniversary. Things haven't always gone the way we have planned but we can't complain because we have most definitely been blessed. We always have each other and that's all that matters, life has been good to us.
Happy new year, here's to many more!

Our 2011 overview
Our 2010 overview

Monday, December 24, 2012

Vegas Trip

{December 13-16}
Reed and I decided we needed a little trip after our school semester ended. Also to celebrate Reed finishing school and my birthday on the 17th. We decided at the last minute to go to Las Vegas. We left Thursday night after I got off work and took turns driving and ended up in Las Vegas around 5:30 AM. We went to breakfast then we were able to check into our hotel and take a little nap. 
 Yep it was still dark when we got there but the traffic was still crazy.
On Friday night we went to a cirque du soleil show KA. It was expensive but totally worth it. It was such an amazing cool show.

We couldn't go to Vegas without eating at Five guys... twice. We love that place.
Saturday we spent most of the day shopping at some outlet stores and then that night we went to Fremont Street that all my coworkers told me about.
This was one of our favorite places it was super cool. They have tons of led lights over the whole street that was like a huge tv screen.
They had some bands playing on fremont street that we were able to see.
Like Willie Nelson.
And Reba.
It was such a fun night even if we didn't win anything on the slots.

{Monday December 17th}
It was my 24th Birthday!
Reed and I went to K-mart to get a few things and since it was my birthday, he made me sit in the cart so he could push me around. He is such a nerd but I sure do love that man and have so much fun with him.
I ended my day by going to a water aerobics class that my mom teaches. It was a sweet birthday weekend spent with the people I love most!