well friends, i had a very enjoyable day today! i spent it with my friend katie :) first we met with a florist about our flowers. we had so much fun deciding what kind of look i want, want tj likes, and of course, what i DON'T like. ;) well, she wanted to charge me $40 per table for the centerpiece idea that i wasn't even too crazy about. so katie and i decided we would look today for some other ideas and if we didn't find anything i could always add that to the flower contract.

BUT, we found some vases and created a very exciting and original idea for centerpieces. tell me what you think. so far we have seven different vases that all fit in the red/brown category. i am going to put one vase on each table and then they'll have different "flower" type things in them. some of them will also have the bendy brown, tall stick lookin things [sorry, i don't know what they're called...] then we're going to make and find all sorts of different picture frames that also fit in this color scheme and then on the tables we're going to put pictures from our engagement and whatever else up all around the vases... doesn't that sound so cute??? :) i'm super excited because i love how it looks and i love how different it will be :)

give me your opinions :)



here we are up in island park, idaho. this is the second day we rode and we had such a blast! i definitely preferred this ride because we found an open play area where there were some jumps and tons of fresh powder. i even took a jump! everyone was so impressed that i was brave enough to jump the machine i was on....

i guess ignorance really is bliss ;)

fortunately, no major injuries happened this time... well at least not to tj. this girl nikki who went and really intelligently decided to go on a night ride {even though she has night blindness} crashed into a tree and got a concussion and banged up her leg really good. she even busted up her machine silly girl...

anyway, other than that we had a blast! i'm super excited for next year! :) every year we go just seems to get better! :)
on another note, tomorrow i am going to meet with the florist about wedding flowers. so far, we have booked the church, i found my dress, and we sent out save the date cards. i feel like we're doing pretty well so far. we still have about 200 days until our wedding but i'm sure that will go by so so fast! eek! :) i have been looking at ideas all over the place and am hoping things will come together just right! my favorite thing about the wedding is that we are going to have pies instead of traditional cake! i'm so excited to be different lol what's new right :)
i'm also working on some other surprises, but since they are surprises i can't tell ya all about them ;) sorry! :)


she said yes!

well anyway, most of you are probably pretty aware of the fact that tj and i are getting married! :) as of january 16 we are officially engaged!

we are planning on being married on september 25, 2010 in ogden ut. we're going to get married at my old church, the log cabin one it's going to be amazing! just imagine in your head log cabin, leaves changing color, me in a stunning dress, tj looking dashing in his suit ;) yes yes it's going to be mah-valous dahling simply mah-valous :) i am really excited and so far all the plans are coming along so so well it really encourages me that we are doing what is supposed to be :)

other than that we're a pretty boring happily in love couple! we were getting some of our engagement pictures taken on monday and we nearly died. unfortunately, for once in my life i am completely serious. we were on a train bridge in taggart [i now realize the stupidity of that choice] when all of a sudden i looked back at tj and saw a train. instead of politely informing him that there was a train coming his way about to run him over, i simply started running. this strange behavior confused tj, since i rarely run, particularly with such enthusiasm. as a result of this, he looked back and seeing the train yelled, "TRAIN!" to which i replied I KNOW!!! oh my goodness i was terrified.

word of advice kids, don't play on train bridges. there is a very likely chance you will be run over. and die.