Sunday, December 12, 2010

Fall happenings

So I usually only post when I take pictures and I was looking back through my camera and I have hardly taken any pictures this fall. We have been busy though! We have taken 3 road trips since we got back to school. In October we went home to Billings for fun and to look for jobs. Then the first part of November we went to Denver. We stayed a couple of nights with Dan's brother Jared and his family. The picture above is Dan with their cute little kids! Then Dan went back to Provo and I went to the American Public Health Association Conference there with friends from my MPH program. It was pretty fun and I got lots of free stuff, including a needle-free flu shot from the expo!

I also presented a poster with a couple of my friends from a group project we did last year.
We went home for Thanksgiving a few weeks ago, and that was very fun and relaxing. Although the drive to and from was pretty scary! Now we are just getting ready for finals this week. I will be done with school for the rest of my life! And Dan will be done . . . with his undergrad. He still has like 8 years to go. The poor thing. Then on Friday we are loading up a U-haul and moving to Billings! We are both excited for the change but are sad to leave our life in Provo. Wish us luck with all of our changes!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Gettysburg and Mt. Vernon

So I thought I would catch up on the rest of our summer. We went to Pennsylvania for 3 weeks to audit daycare nutrition programs again. It was a good little summer adventure! Our highlights of the trip were going to see Mount Vernon and Gettysburg. They were both really neat! There was so much to see at Mt Vernon and they had a neat museum with George's fake teeth. At Gettysburg we drove around to all the battlefields and they have like a million monuments for each battalion or troop, and each state has a monument too. There was also a really cool museum there too. We got to see Katy and Sean and their girls, which was really fun. The pictures above are the monument where Lincoln gave the Gettysburg address and one of the battlefields.
Here we are at a different battle field. Dan is suppose to be trying to shoot me but he didn't do a very good job posing for the picture :)

This was at Mt. Vernon. Dan with our little nieces. How cute

In front of George's house. We took a tour through the house too. It overlooks the Delaware river and is so pretty!
We got back from Pennsylvania the Friday before school started so it was a little crazy getting back to Provo and moved back into our apartment. It is our last semester at BYU and I am sooo excited! Then the plan is to move back to Billings for awhile. So there is an update for the few people who still check our blog!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Montana Mountains

The last two weekends Dan and I went hiking and camping with our families. It was so nice to be up in the mountains. Montana really is so beautiful!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Wedding, Birthday, and Olympics!

Last weekend was super busy and fun! On Friday it was McKenna's wedding. It was a busy day! They got married at the temple at three, and then I went around with them and the photographer taking pictures. It was a fun job except for it was freezing cold! Everyone was complaining that it was colder than the day Dan and I got married. It was rainy and misty and about 40 degrees the whole day. McKenna and McKay didn't seem to mind though! Then we had the reception at the Billings Depot that night. It looked so beautiful. I didn't take too many pictures that day because I was busy running around, but it was super fun! I was so excited because Dan and his brothers sang the Billy Joel song "For the Longest time" at the reception. Here is a picture of McKenna and Annie after she caught the bouquet.

This is Dan's aunt Cyd, her girls, and our nieces Anna and Elizabeth outside the temple.
The on Saturday it was Rylee's birthday! Andrew and Ashley came for the weekend and we spent some time with them. Molly and Tara made Rylee a Candyland cake--it was so cute! Rylee loved it.
Dan's sister Katy and her girls are here in Billings for a couple of weeks, so yesterday we decided to have family Olympics. We played the Wii, air hockey, had a brain-a-thon, and an obstacle course. Here is Dan with Jane. He is so cute with our nieces and nephews. I love to watch him play with them.
Here is Katy and Matt facing off in Wii sword fighting. I have to admit that I won that event, but Dan took the gold overall.
Besides having fun with our families Dan and I have just been working. I can't believe it is already June! This summer is going by so fast!

Sunday, May 16, 2010


So I know it has been like five months since I posted last, and I always make goals that I am going to blog more often but usually it doesn't happen. So I won't make any promises! It has been super busy, but things are starting to calm down. This past semester went by so fast. Some of the highlights were a weekend trip to Las Vegas with McKenna (Dan's sister) and her fiance McKay, and I got to go to Washington D.C. with my public health program. It was a super fun to see all of the sights. We are actually home in Billings for the summer. Dan is working at Western Security Bank and I am doing an internship with the health department for my public health program. It has been so nice to have our evenings free to hang out with our families and do relaxing things like watch TV! McKenna is getting married in less than two week here in Billings, so we have been helping with all the planning and are excited for the wedding.

Here is me and a few of my friends that I went to Washington D.C with. We walked soooo much, but we saw all of the monuments and went to all the museums we wanted to! And we also went to a conference, but that definitely wasn't the highlight of the trip. It was also freezing cold!
Here is my family I think at Christmastime. We are living with the Kirkpatricks for the summer, but have had lots of visits so far to my house. Dan is becoming a regular at Thursday night basketball. We visited Ashely and Andrew in Burley one weekend this semester, but are excited to see them over Memorial Day weekend.
Here are some of the Kirkpatrick kids. This was also a picture from Christmas vacation . . . I am kind of a slacker at taking pictures, but hopefully I well have some more coming soon!