utah

june 2017

IMG_4604june was busy! my cousin was coming home from a mission and my parents were planning a trip that coincided with my work vacation, so i invited myself and it was the best idea! we went to moab, glendale springs and hanging lake, and then on to aspen, breckenridge, and finally denver, where tyler met up with us. it was the best trip!!! colorado is so beautiful.

these were taken at the maroon bells in aspen. so beautiful! and we only got lost once…

hanging lake and more maroon bells.

pretty colorado scenes, a bike ride through breck, and the continental divide.

a hike to high mountain lakes with snow! and a trillion people.

i made us wear matching colorado shirts. it was everything! and welcome home, chandler!

the rest of june was great. we did some hiking in our own backyard, went to the strawberry days rodeo with friends and our favorite 2 year old, ate nachos outside, and had way too much fun with snapachat i guess.

lindsay and i also went up to albion basin to see the wildflowers…. only if you can’t tell, we went too early. ha! it was pretty nonetheless.

and! the most important part of the month, tyler and i went to see dead and company in concert. tyler’s grateful dead loving heart has never been happier. it was a great show, i just wish i had had worn more tie dye…

 

 

 

 

may 2017

in may i was really feeling the spring spirit so i did everything i could to plant things and grow my own garden. it…. kind of worked? lindsay helped me pick things out and plant em, then it was my job to kill about 1/3 of them… one day it will work! also that last one of tyler just made me laugh really hard.

speaking of tyler, he finally found his calling in life! i know this because he comes home and lays on the ground and falls asleep before he can take off his boots. also here’s a picture of a pizza. lavash pizzas forever!! they look fancy and they take 10 minutes. my freshman roommate friends got together with all the babies. holy crap they have a lot of kids. cute ones, too. aaaaaand tyler was just really proud of the top knot he had crafted, so we had to snap a pic for our progeny. twinners!

one weekend i went home with britni while tyler went on a biking trip with his brothers. it was great to be in boise in the spring! llamas and hiking in the GREEN foothills was so great.

aaaaand a cool storm from my hike at ensign peak and some hammock time on a sunday afternoon. after a long winter of too much snow it was just nice to be outside. also this photo of tyler looking real uncomfortable in his hammock makes me laugh so hard but idk maybe it’s because i am writing this at 4 am.

and! here’s a couple pics from our saturday trip to red butte garden and a couple other utah museums. the flowers were pretty but the best part was just walking around with tyler and actually feeling the SUN!!!!! ps don’t let my pale skin blind you.

april 2017

april was great. my family came to visit for my cousin’s wedding, and kourtni got engaged to grant. it’s always great to see them, even if its just for an afternoon.

i did my best all month to try to will spring, but alas… it snowed. there were some gloomy outdoor runs, but seeing the green made me hopeful!!! also how pretty is city creek canyon in the spring?? so green, i feel lucky to live so close by. another thing i feel thankful for? anita and spitz!!! so happy to have my food buddy in town for an afternoon

tyler and i celebrated our one year of being together! time flies. we went to get gelato at the same place as our first date, dolcetti gelato. what a year it has been. i convinced tyler to buy a bike, so we rode all around town… and up a lot of hills. that’s what we get for living on capitol HILL i guess. the name doesn’t lie.

tyler also spent a lot of time wishing he had a garage. after two months of sleeping on a full size bed and waking up with numb extremities, we finally upgraded to a queen size bed and tyler built us a frame. look how soundly tyler is sleeping in the big bed! 😉 he also worked a lot on a motorcycle that ended up getting stolen from our yard. sigh… the joys of garage-less city living. speaking of garages, we ate lunch at the garage and WOW the funeral potatoes were unbelievable!! and double fisted diet cokes!

for easter, we went to boise to see my family. hiking, sightseeing, and fish and chips were apparently the highlights. we also we conned a primary child into taking our photo outside of church with my mom. good job, kid!

 

march 2017

what a month.

our first full month of being married! our first time celebrating our two-days-apart-birthdays, a trip to southern utah, a visit from family, a wedding open house, and some good weather. all around a good month!

once the weather started getting a little warmer, we decided to commence camping season, or as i like to put it, “camfire hair season”. we opted for a trip to goblin valley to do some slot canyon hiking for a couple days. i had never canyon hiked before, and it was a really great experience… beside some super scary descents i would have never been able to do without some spotting from tyler. we camped on the side of the road and i got to use my FUD (female urination device… yep, google it) for the first time since tyler got it for me for christmas. guys. can i just say that peeing standing up is super weird? another highlight of our trip? campfire nachos! honestly the best decision after a seven mile hike! it was a great trip. i can’t wait to get out and explore more of southern utah this summer.

and then the rest of everything else! some of the highlights were tyler starting a new job (see his excited selfie face a few rows down) as an electrician’s apprentice, the cherry blossoms at the capitol and just generally spring FINALLY coming, oh, and there’s a rare image of me in makeup with hair done. also here’s a few snapchat pics for good measure. in march we were OBSESSED with the OJ simpson trial series, hence the creepy tyler/oj mash up. (sorry for the pending nightmares.) we also ate a lot of good food dates… ie nielsen’s frozen custard and from scratch. their risotto cake is sooooo gooooooood.

oh, and you can’t forget our birthdays! since tyler and i are two days apart on the birthday front, we had a week of celebration (just kidding i totally worked on his birthday… real adult life womp womp). we went out for sushi for tyler’s 29th, and biked to greek food for mine… followed up with double fisting halo top ice cream, because we were pretty obsessed with it all spring.

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.