Monday, May 31, 2010

Our Anniversary trip!

Mike and I headed to Logan on Thursday night for a few days to celebrate our 20th anniversary. We had originally thought we would try to get to Hawaii for our anniversary, but with me being in school and other financial obligations we decided this wasn't the year for that. I told Mike as long as we are together that's all that mattered. My friend Miriam is from Logan and refers to it as "Gods Country" so what better place to spend your anniversary then in "Gods Country". Mike went to a year at Utah State and he has always loved it there. I have to agree with Miriam it is so beautiful! Just driving into Cache Valley is so breath taking. So green and lush. On Friday morning we headed to Bear Lake before the rain started and rented this cute little bike made for two and hit the bike trail. When I saw the bike I knew that was the one for me. I knew riding side by side and getting to chat with Mike would be a great way to go. The whole time we were riding we laughed at how ridiculous we probably looked and knew our kids would be humiliated, but we loved it. We made it all the way around the bike trail it took us 1 1/2 hours and our legs were a little tired, but what a thrill. We have always loved Bear Lake. We've spent a few summer vacations there with Mike's family so lots of good memories for us. Of course after our ride we celebrated our accomplishment with a raspberry shake, hamburger and fries....yum!

On Saturday we headed to the Pepperidge Farms thrift store, Gossner cheese factory, Ross (I love that store), and off to Idaho for Mike's lottery ticket. Every time we are close to the Idaho border we stop at LaTinda for one. Now I was pleasantly surprised that LaTinda has remodeled. The last time we stopped there I was so horrified by the hanging fly paper in the store I couldn't even purchase a bottled drink. So when Mike said he wanted to go I thought oh boy where's the hand sanitizer. When we pulled up the outside looked fresh and new so I went in with him and was very happy to see that the inside was much better. I am sorry to say that Mike only won 4.00 minus the 20.00 he spent on the tickets, but the adventure made for a good picture.

We mostly just relaxed and ate way too much food (back on Weight Watchers we go)but it was so nice to be together just the two of us. It is so important to make time to be alone. Ours kids are great, but before we had them it was just the two of us and someday it will that way again. I am so blessed to have such a great husband and friend!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Women's Conference 2010!

Women's Conference this year was wonderful as usual. I love the time I get to spend with my family and friends. This year we had my Mom, my sister Kari, my step sister Neisha, and my best friend Colleen. The picture I am in is of me and Colleen. I always feel so spiritually fed when I attend the conference and leave wanting to be a better Mother and Wife. For the past couple of years we've started attending the concert they have in the evening. It is so much fun and we get to act like silly teenage girls again. Who wouldn't act silly when cute Alex Boye comes out on the stage?

I really enjoyed Sister Julie Beck's talk on prioritizing our lives. I really need to work harder on doing the essential things in my life. I have become way too casual about the way I strengthen my testimony. There were so many good messages and I wish I had more time to write them down, but for now this will have to be good enough.

I can't wait for next year and the time that I get to spend with some of the people I adore the most!