Wednesday, May 27, 2009


So McKay and I moved to our new apartment in Orem. It's right next to the mall and is two blocks away from my in-laws. McKay and I wanted to scale back in size so we could save money to buy a house. We went from a two bedroom to a one bedroom. It's a lot newer and nicer inside. I especially like our front doors. As of yesterday we moved in and out all of our crap and now it's down to decorating. I'll post more pics when I get that done.

McKay really hates moving, can't you tell?

Our view from the front door.

Real Soccer Game

McKay's Dad is one of the soccer coaches for Mountain View's Men's Varsity soccer team. They made it to the state championships and it was at the Real Soccer Stadium in Salt Lake. We went to support him and plus McKay and I have never been there.

McKay's Dad

We won!

Cool views

McKayla and I

St. George and Zions

Last weekend McKay and I went down to St. George to visit our good friends Dan and Heidi. We got some time to hike and enjoy Zions.

Our way up to Upper Emerald Pool

Pretty Flower

A snake on the trail

McKay on top of Angel's Landing-a 1500 ft drop

The beautiful valley

The way to the top

I'm not too happy in this picture. McKay didn't bring enough water for us on this hike. It was a 100 degrees outside and during the peak afternoon. I thought I was going to die of a heat stroke. I wasn't scared of the heights, I was so focus on getting H20. After saying a simple prayer that I would get off this stupid hike and that I'll be able to find water; on our way down we found a gallon jug of water on the side of the trail. What a miracle. Without that water I don't think I would have made it out of there.

More pretty views

The top of Angel's Landing

I love the shade

It's McKay!

This was at the bottom of Lower Emerald Pool

Yoorah , a waterfall

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Melanie's Bachelorette Exstravaganza

My older sister Melanie is getting married June 19th and she was in town and with the help of her two friends we threw her a party!

The party gang

Yummy Nicolitalia Pizza!

Mahgarita Pizza

Going crazy at Spark

Sista and Cousin Jessica

All of the girls and our non-alcoholic drinks.

My Mango Mojito

After a couple hours of craziness at the "bar" we went back home and I made aebelskievers! If you haven't had these babies they're to die for. Their a Danish pancake, but their really fluffy and they look like a donut hole.

We dipped them in chocolate and maple syrup, jam, and stuffed them with unhealthy good stuff.

Congrats Mel, I'm so excited for you to be wedded!


Oh my gosh, it's been a month since I posted. This is very bad, I don't think I've ever gone this long without blogging. I guess with school finals, graduating, moving, and getting a new job sometimes you have to put your passion on the side until live cools down. Here is a list of stuff that has been going on....

This blessed day came May 1st. After 4 years of studying, staying up late, getting up early, taking tests, writing papers, and many projects and presentations later I was able to look back and celebrate this great accomplishment. My commencement was at 8 a.m. and was in the McKay Event Center. It was so fun to see all of my fellow classmates who I've gotten to know so well over the past 3 years and all of the good times we had. It was a bittersweet moment because the thought that I might not every see some of these people again. My Mom, Dad, Cameron, McKay, Ann, and Kim came to the ceremony. The ceremony was great. I can't remember what they talked about but I do remember that one of the speakers said that there's been studies and there's proof that college graduates live 7 years longer then people who don't graduate from college and that they live happier and more satisfying lives. Yoorah!
The Craig Family. Poor Cam, he looks mad. Dad I didn't know you could smile while you slept.
The Killpack Family

A kiss for the graduate

McKay was so jealous, but very excited at the same time.

Amanda, a good friend and classmate of mine and I.

Right after I got my diploma display

President Monson was the speaker for the Convocation right after my Commencement. I feel like I'm going to hell for doing this but by the time my Commencement was over I was so tired, hungry and just wanted to party so instead of staying and listening to the prophet I texted my family saying, "Can we go to Cracker Barrel instead of staying for Convocation? I'm really hungry." We drove over to the Barrel and had so much fun looking at the fun gift shop and eating yummy home style cooking.
For Graduation I got a sewing machine and a new camera!

My in-laws and my family had to leave right after so I went home and took a 3 hour nap and then McKay and I spent time with the river, fish, and the good outdoors.

A fish!

Doing some fly fishing.

My fisherman husband
Up Provo Canyon