Monday, June 9, 2008

Happy 5th Anniversary!

John and I have come to a conclusion... we really love VISITING Provo. We get to see some of our favorite people, eat at some of our favorite restaurants, and it's not 100 degrees (yet). So when we were told a family friend was getting married, we were excited for the excuse to stay with my Aunt in Provo. When we arrived on Friday night we had to monitor the crazy dogs... Romeo and Tuffy. Romeo is a shit-zu and of course Tuffy is a westie.... talk about a lot of energy! They were all over each other for most of the weekend. While we monitored them we tried to figure out the particulars for the wedding... while going through my cell phone searching for people who may know the information I needed I saw Jessi's phone number. Jessi is one of my college roomates. She's great and we love her! Anyway it was 9 and none of us had eaten dinner so we enjoyed dinner together and had a blast catching up!

Well it's true... We have now been married for 5 years. Everyone who heard that this weekend responded with "It's been 5 years?!?" At least they feel the same way I do. While I feel like John and I have been together forever already, it doesn't seem like my wedding day and all of the drama, excitement, family, feelings, etc. happened that long ago. This year, we went to a family friend's wedding up at the Salt Lake Temple. It was beautiful! We also loved the cool weather (okay I honestly thought it was freezing most of the time and hated it) but John and Tuffy LOVED it! Here are pictures from the wedding.

So after the wedding we walked around the temple and then went to the new Tucanos (one of our most favoite restaurants) up in Salt Lake. I must say we will be returning to frequent the one in Provo, we were not so impressed with the new one (except they put there cheese bread balls on the buffet line instead of giving you only a few on a plate).
Then we headed back to my Aunt's house to check on Tuffy and for John to change his clothes before the reception. Our report from Aunt Barb was that Tuffy and Romeo had been fine for most of the day... aka they only tried to kill each other once. We also found out that Aysha, my cousin's daughter had stopped by and Tuffy really like her, and she wasn't so sure of him, she's almost 2.
The wedding reception was up in Park City at a restaurant and it was really nice. I love the drive up Provo canyon so that was another highlight. The mountains sure are pretty this time of year when they are getting all green but still have a little snow. We enjoyed a great meal, great friends, and reliving all of the moments from our own wedding 5 years earlier.
Sunday we hung out all day with Aunt Barb trying to help her get ready for her yearly 3 month fishing excursion to Alaska. Although we weren't very helpful it was really nice to chat and catch up with her. Then her family was having their big summer birthday party. Mike made yummy chicken fajitas and Paige and Kenny cooked beef brisket. Needless to say, we had lots of yummy food! We also got to see for ourselves how Aysha like Tuffy. She'd go look at him and scream and run away... However she did come around and I got this picture:

Overall, we had a great weekend. Tuffy, Romeo, and even Poco all got along, and even calmed down. Tuffy slept almost the entire way home, it was great!


steveandsteph said...

Looks like you had such a blast! Thanks for the tip on the restaurant! We will be heading up there soon and we are tired of all the same ol' same ol'. It will be fun to try this place.
Well, I am happy to report that this year's reading first conference was AWESOME!!!!!! I am so energized and stoked about reading first I can hardly believe it! The best part of it was getting to know some of the other school teachers from different places and learning that Sharon Bay is their Coordinator too. They have JUST as much trouble with her as we do! It was just nice to know that it is NOT just us! GOTTA be her! So, if we can just grit our teeth with her around and apply some of the great principals and energy that exuded from this conference into our daily grind next year, we will survive!!! HAVE SO MUCH FUN!!!!!

steveandsteph said...

Oops! I HATE it when I do that! I meant "PRINCIPLES" not PRINCIPALS!!!!! I need to start reading my comments before I publish them! I hate it when I make mistakes like that!

SarahMarie said...

Yeah we are dating. It is nice to have someone finally. It was fun in Scottsdale. Sounds like you had a blast on your trip. We will have to meet up and talk about our summer so far. Well talk to you soon and have fun on the trip to Scottsdale.