Saturday, December 19, 2009

Nicole's Wedding!

Nicole has been one of my closest friends since I was about seven. We have been in school together since second grade and in the same ward as well. Our birthdays are only a few days apart and we have done so many things together through the years. Gymnastics, dancing, softball, acting and singing...she has been a great friend! Well Nicole and Glen were married on November 24 and I am so happy and excited for them! They are absolutely adorable together! Here are a few fun pictures of the events.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Two Year Anniversary!

This post is definitely late, but I wanted to share! On November 17 Scottie and I celebrated our second anniversary. We kicked off our plans in the evening after a day of school for me and work for Scott. I picked him up from work and we went to have dinner at Macaroni Grill. We're not usually into Italian type restaurants, but we looked up the menu online and decided that it was worth a shot. We had a fun time drawing on the table with crayons and the food was great! As the server boxed our food I asked her to take our picture and she asked what the occasion was. When we told her what we were celebrating she congratulated us then left to get the check. When she came back she had a huge piece of chocolate cake for us! It was absolutely delicious, but we were too full to eat all of it.

After dinner we drove around town and window shopped for a while before going to a late night showing of the sixth Harry Potter movie. We had already seen it, but Scottie knew that I really wanted to see it and we both love Harry Potter. After the movie we went back home (to my parent's house of course) and there were pink roses waiting for me in the kitchen. They were beautiful, and we had a great evening out together! Here are some photos of the evening.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Ballroom Winter Concert!

This semester I tried out for the ballroom teams at UVU, and I've been dancing on the Gold Team this semester. I have loved getting back into dancing, and I also like that it gets me up for class in the morning. 6:40 am practice is surprisingly wonderful. Our winter concert ran through the weekend and ended last Monday night. Here are some fun pictures from the concert(s)!

Team shirts!

Me, Rachel & Shelley.

Me, Rachel & Shelley

Yay for lifts! Bradley's face make me laugh.

This one is called the star. It's one of my favorites. :)




The end! It took a long time for me to get those splits (even though I'm not quite to the floor)!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Thanksgiving Week!

Thanksgiving week was so, so much fun! Monday I had school and work, then Scottie and I went to my friend Nicole's Wedding Dinner at the Skyroom Restaurant at BYU. It was wonderful to be there with everyone the evening before the wedding. Nicole and Glen are perfect for each other!

Tuesday morning I went to dance then Scottie and I made our way to the Provo Temple for Nicole's sealing! It was neat to be there for her sealing, and also to be with so many friends in the temple. After the sealing we took a few photos, then Scott went to work while I went to get our apartment back in order. Later that evening I went to the reception with my parents (also in the Skyroom Restaurant) and it was so fun to see all of my high school friends there! After the reception we made our way up to Draper to party with Scottie's family.

Wednesday morning we all went to the Draper Temple for Scott's cousin Bryan's wedding. He married the cutest girl named Holly and we had a nice time seeing them married and taking pictures. After pictures we went to Madeline's Steakhouse in South Jordan for the luncheon. It was funny to be there two years after our wedding since that is where we had our luncheon as well. The food was great, and when we were finished we went back to the hotel to chill for a while. After a nice dinner we went to the reception where we had the time of our lives dancing the night away!

Thanksgiving Thursday was long and busy, but so much fun! We got up in the morning and Scottie and I drove back to Provo for a nice breakfast at my dad's house. A few of my siblings ended up not being able to make it, but we had a great time with some great food. After breakfast wrapped up a little we went back to Draper for lunch/dinner with the entire Sorensen family (minus the missionaries and newlyweds). We used the cultural hall in the church because we had do many people, and the food was absolutely delicious and the company could not have been better! Soon after we ate, Scott and I made our way back to Utah County to have dinner at my mom's house. The food was delicious and I played with my niece and nephew. So fun! After spending a few hours there, we went back up to Draper for some time at the hotel pool. So great!

Black Friday brought Black Friday Shopping. Julie's husband Landon got us super early to fight the crowds at Kohls while we slept until nine-ish before heading out around ten. The shopping wasn't too busy, and we all found some great Christmas gifts for great prices. Later that evening Scottie went to his cousin's house to watch the BSU game while I relaxed at the hotel. I had a pool party with the Miller girls (and Landon!) and we had so much fun before running to Smith's for some holiday oreos. :)

Saturday was a nice day that we spent with the Miller family! We went to a church building to play volleyball, basketball and soccer. It was so much fun! I've never been super into sports, but it was fun to play carefree not many rules sports. Also, I'm not very competitive so it was nice to be playing for fun. After the sports we went to Grandparent Miller home to eat some really good food for dinner! During our down time all of the cousins watched Emperor's New Groove - great movie! After dinner, a bunch of us made our way to Temple Square to see Savior of The World. It was a great show about Mary & Joseph in their days up until Jesus was born and the time just after he died. It was a great way to kick off the holiday season!

Sunday came, and we drove back to Orem for church. We slept in our own bed for the first time in a month, and life is good.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

The Apartment Flood. Again.

You may remember that just before Thanksgiving last year our apartment flooded. We were able to stay with my Grandma in Spanish Fork for the month until we found our new apartment in Orem. Well, while we were in Nauvoo over Halloween weekend our apartment flooded. Something went wrong with the kitchen sink upstairs (just like last time) and it ended up flooding our kitchen, living room and hallway. Luckily the bedrooms were ok. When we came home our landlords had moved all of our furniture on the kitchen floor and torn out the carpet in the living room, hallway and into the bedrooms. The damage was only the carpet and lower cabinets in the kitchen, so it was nice that nothing of ours was damaged.

We stayed with my parents while our place was being fixed up, which was nice. All of the repairs were finished by the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, but Tuesday night we went to Salt Lake to party with Scott's family so we didn't sleep in our own bed until the 29th of November. Exactly one month! So now it's nice to be back in our own place with our own bed. Mmm. Also, this will be our first Christmas in our own place! Our first Christmas we were living in my parents basement, and last Christmas we spent in Boise. Yay for our own Christmas morning!