Monday, August 6

What a weekend. #1,#4,#15,#16

This weekend Cory and I managed to accomplish a lot. I better get to cranking out these bucket list things before the summer fades away. The dog days of summer are upon us. We both got done with work and headed up to Spanish Fork with Stephen and Brittany. We also met some other couples up there. It was a late night getting up there but we managed to roast some hot dogs. I got really excited to cook the ones with cheese in the middle. Disgusting, I think not! Cory and I had these hammocks to sleep in and they were so much fun. We woke up in the morning and decided to pack up camp early. Saturday was as follows:
hurry home and shower
day at the Hogle Zoo
hurry home and nap
early release of the nitro circus

Yikes right? All of these things were so great. The zoo was fun and definitely one of those do this every five years kind of thing. Nitro Circus was ridiculous. The tricks they do are insane. I am a little worried because now Cory thinks that he wants to build ramps and jump off everything! I know that I am totally going to get roped into doing crazy things. Hope you had a great weekend too!

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blurry but the best looking camping couple (look close, you might miss us) // everyone- JT //C+J// monkey man // S+B// baby elephant // what the? These guys had homemade tails they wore around // B+J// rocky shores // Did we really come from monkeys? :) // Tibetian prayer flags

Thursday, August 2

#6-Make a Mural

 Life is so good over here today. I just had the most amazing weekend ever. I can't wait to share all of the fun adventures I had. A while ago I fulfilled #6 on the bucket list which is to make a mural. Have you ever seen in Princess Diaries when they fill up balloons with paint and throw darts at them? Alyssa and I decided to recreate this wonderful moment. It took us forever to figure out how to fill up the balloons and we made quite the mess trying to do it. Also we couldn't find any darts so we bought knives to throw at the poster board. It was legit...just sayin'. IMAG0133 IMAG0132 IMAG0134 IMAG0136 IMAG0137 photo-51

Oh, you know, we paraglide and stuff together

Paragliding. Talk about an awesome birthday present from Cory. Our schedules were packed so we haven't been able to use our lessons until recently. It was quite the adventure, let me tell you. You get strapped up to these turtle backpack things and then take off as fast as you can down the hill. You do this over and over until you get your feet off the ground. At one point both Cory and I were 100 feet off the ground! Oh, did I mention that it is completely solo. It was so much fun. Props to Cory for a very fitting and inventive birthday present!

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Tuesday, July 17

Celebrating America and #14

Is it too late to post about the Fourth? Well in any case I am about to. I am all about my summer bucket list and fireworks just happens to be #14. This fourth was one to remember. I started my day off with a stellar job of sleeping in. Then Cory's family came into town. We went to lunch with them in Salt Lake and then ended the day going to the Stadium of Fire. Not going to lie I was a little apprehensive to watch the Beach Boys. I mean they are, well you know....old. OH my goodness they were so awesome. I knew all but two of their songs! Cory's family thought I was an old person at heart and maybe I am but I grew up listening to the Beach Boy's songs. The fireworks were to die for! I really had a wonderful celebration of this wonderful country that we live in!

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Friday, July 13

The Best Day of the Year

I am a madhouse.  Blogging has not been on my priority list. Really nothing has but running around and doing a million things. I have been on a steady mission to check all things off my summer bucket list which I will share here. As a grand re entrance into blogville I decided to share my most favorite day of the birthday!!! (That definitely warrants three exclamation points.) For those of you who know I simply adore my birthday. It is the one day of the year that I get to do and be exactly who I want to be. I have no expectations except on for the ones I have for myself.  A wonderful day was spent with my dear roommates and finished with a perfect little party. I can't believe I have been the big 2-2 for almost a month now. Yikes! Oh pictures of the party brought to you by the lovely Brittany Nelson. Also the lovely lights you will see were masterfully hung by Cory. He alternated between climbing the roof and climbing into trees to get it to look so beautiful! I loved it. Here is the birthday video too. This video documented the best birthday on record.

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Tuesday, June 12


"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication" -Leonardo da Vinci

Sometimes there are days like today where I just want to be quiet. All I want to do is get rid of all the unnecessary. I want to be my full potential without limiting myself. There is always so much hustle and bustle and I just want to be in the eye of the storm. Today I just want to be me because I can. I want to think about nothing but wide open spaces. 

I want to be simple

Friday, June 8

Take a hike

Hello lovelies! Summer is beginning to show its head. Well sometimes it was 95 on Monday and then dropped to 58 on Tuesday. The weather here is seriously bipolar. I have a summer bucket list that I will have to post soon but I have been busy crossing things off that list. Also Cory came back from Texas this week and started an internship in Salt Lake. So I have busy helping him unload and get organized. I am super glad to have him back! Back to the bucket list one of the things is to do a hike. This is something that I am sure will happen lots but I went for an amazing hike this last weekend. I went with some friends from my ward and we went to American Fork canyon. To get to the actual trailhead we had to have an SUV for three miles of switchbacks. Since all of us college kids only have cars we were not sure how it was going to work out. Thank goodness for Troy and his Honda CRV. We shoved 10....thats right 10 people in the back of this CRV and headed up the trail. I seriously felt like I was in another country with all of us cramped and flying all over the place. Dirt was flying. You get the picture it was so funny! The hike itself was really pretty and well worth it. We hiked to a lake and jumped in. Not to mention it was a glacial run off lake. It was so cold but so fun! It made me want to camp so badly! I am excited to get the summer fun started!!!! This weekend also promises to be a good time.

1. Neon Trees with Cory tonight
2. My dear friend Mandy is coming from Boise to run a marathon and is going to be hanging out with me!

Hope your weekend is spectacular!

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