tyler

july 2017

more hiking more travel more work!

and a bigger electricity bill thanks to the necessity of an a/c unit on nearly 24/7.

we started off the month with a trip to santa barbara for the 4th of july. we spent time with family at the beach, took the boat out on the high seas, hiked around, ate great food, and relished in the 70 degree temperatures.

like… can we move here?

when we got back, my off work days were spend hiking with my parents, friends, tyler… some conglomeration. anyone i can drag to the mountains with me, i will. like… are you sick of all these mountain vistas yet? this particular one was sunset peak near alta. and let me tell you… banana bread on a summit is hard to beat! so are the wildflowers.

food wise, i just have to brag about the PEPPER i grew. yes, one, singular. hoping for more. also we eat so much fake mexican food i’ve made up, it’s a good thing we like random conglomerations of beans, eggs, corn, avocado, and plantains. oh, and here’s a shoutout to kodiak cake mix and our waffle iron. best wedding money purchase!!!

another hike! this time to red pine lake. it was a toughie!

here’s some pics of us being zen and sweaty doing yoga at the capitol. please notice tyler’s immaculate form… and headband.

most weekends are spent trying to escape the heat. one sunday we went up to brighton and saw a couple moose! i live for those 60 degree summer night temps!

and kourtni’s bridal shower! she gets married in a couple weeks, and it was fun to see all her byu friends in one place. living in utah definitely has its perks AKA all the parties generally come to YOU.

and here’s a blurry pic of the one thing i was looking forward to all summer! portugal. the man in concert at red butte garden. it was good, but i was hoping it would be a sitting concert, and it wasn’t. i thought i could count on the people with the tommy bahama lounge chairs sitting in front of us to stay seated the whole time, but no such luck. does this make me old? that i want to sit at a concert?? probably.

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sheesh guys, i am all caught up! can you believe it? hope you enjoyed these blurry selfies! thanks for your time! catch ya later!

 

june 2017: mexico

when i married tyler i also married baja california off road races.

in all the months of our togetherness, i have learned more than i ever thought possible about trophy trucks. so, in order to be a kimball for real i had to be christened in the ways of the baja 500, an off road race around ensenada, mexico.

it was a cultural experience, for sure. please enjoy my outfit in the last photo, everyone was impressed with my BFG sweatshirt, i definitely played the part of bad ass pit girl… or something. maybe the lululemon leggings proved otherwise.

before the race started on saturday, we had a day to kill while our team’s truck was getting ready. we spent our time going to town to see contingency (mostly all the competing trucks parading through town while mexican children run amok, chiding drivers for “estickers! estickers!) riding motorcycles, and eating tacos. so many delicious tacos.

i’d never been to mexico, so driving across the border (and getting kicked out and having to try again at another border crossing, lol) was fun.

and tyler was 100% happy all weekend doing his thing, wearing his race shirts, chasing the trophy truck in a raptor, and using a radio. i was happy for most of it… until half way through the race when i was in the chase vehicle for nearly 24 hours and got verrrry carsick on a long, windy, bumpy back road. i am too weak for this type of excursion)

we had a great little trip to mexico, though! and now i see what all the fuss is about. … but i think next time i will enjoy the race from the comfort of my couch OR mexican beach resort via text updates from my husband thanks very much!

🙂 🙂 🙂

engagement photos

this is just a selection of some of our engagement photos, i’m sure people are sick of seeing them. and if you want MORE go here

we went to a lot of cool locations for our photos, including the santa barbara courthouse, the mission, and the beach. and, of course, it rained the day we were scheduled to shoot. in santa barbara! where it rains like, maybe 7 days a year. i was a basket case of nerves with frizzy hair, but whatever, it worked.

35 days to go!

november 2016

we like to play a little game every day called, “there are x days until we are getting married, and this is what we were doing x days ago!” guys. those “this is what we were doing x days ago” things used to be a glimmer in the past, but now they are days that happened in november! and that means i am really behind!

anyway, without further ado. NOVEMBER! aka, …still engaged. feeling like we might be engaged forever.

lots of fun things happened this month. we joined a gym (lol). we go to planet fitness and gym-timidate everyone there, especially when we coordinate our outfits. i got my engagement ring, which i am pretty obsessed with, so good job, tyler. wow that was a lot of commas. tyler had my ring custom made off a photo he found on one of my pinterest boards i showed him one time during the summer. he is the best. it is perfect. for thanksgiving we went to santa barbara to see tyler’s family and take our engagement photos. it was really fun to be somewhere warm again, and santa barbara is a great place. we hiked and went to the beach, heck, i even came home with a new car. we came back to utah with the harsh reality of snow and work and real life… but had fun nonetheless.

october 2016

another month marches on, and i am still late on posting!

here are some photos from october, which truly was a great month. tyler and i went home to see my family and we took some really quality photos with the help of a selfie stick (yikes) i also bought us matching flannels, which we have been wearing with pride since.

kourtni came to town, and i suckered her into competing in a crossfit competition with me. we lost, but we had so much fun! and she did pretty awesome, too, considering her 1st comp was only her second day of ever going to crossfit! we bought matching outfits to mark the occasion… ok really it was just a good excuse to buy new lululemon shorts.

tyler and i spent most of the month looking at eachother and thinking, holy crap! we are ENGAGED and then me getting pretty overwhelmed with what we needed to do… but then quickly just returned to that annoying-lovey state. yep! we spend a lot of time at the laundromat, cooking, and to maximize our time together between our clashing work schedules. we make it work!

this was october.

so we are getting married!

guys. i am engaged. (!!!!) to the love of my life, my person, mi media naranja. there are few words that describe the euphoria of knowing you’re going to be with someone forever. there are such a range of emotions, describing how i feel right now is really hard. i guess it’s a mix of excitement, giddiness, relief, and a little bit of, “oh shit what are we doing?!”. overall though, it is really the best feeling ever.img_2693anyway, here’s what went down. it happened on september 26th at the salt lake city, ut airport. (in the terminal 1 baggage claim, you might know). i had been away from tyler for a week because of a trip back east, and i guess for anyone looking to get proposed to, i suggest taking like a week away to really decide how you feel about one another. yes, my trip was great, but it was also THE LONGEST WEEK OF MY LIFE. as soon as i exited my plane i basically sprinted out of the airport to find tyler, who i assumed was just waiting in the car. when i got out though, there he was, standing by the baggage claim holding flowers, looking around unassuming and not seeing me until i was about 4 inches from his face. i kissed him and hugged him and wouldn’t let go. he somehow managed to peel me off of him, looked me in the eye, and said something to the effect of, “since i got home on wednesday there has been something i knew i needed to do”… and then he was on his knee! and pulling out a ring and asking me to marry him! and i barely let him finish before i said, “yes! oh my hell! yes!” and pulled him off the ground and continued barraging him with kisses… pictured below. (i don’t think he minded) also, can i say how thankful i am that something told me to dress like a civilized human and put on a bra despite my 14 hour travel day?

(thanks to tyler’s sister, cassidy, for sneakily taking pics across the airport. i never thought i would want photographs of my engagement, but now that i have some, i actually can’t stop looking at them.)img_2694img_2696img_2697img_2698img_2700img_2699img_2701img_2702img_2703and a selfie for good measure! img_2669i love you, tyler kimball. i could say a lot of things about how i feel about you, but out of fear i might make other people vomit, i’ll save em.

so this is happiness.