Sunday, May 24, 2009

Memorial Week/end

My great accomplishment this past week...painting the fence!
Had to show off my stunning allium as well :)

Luke and I went and hiked up to the Y on Tuesday night. It was a lot of fun, and really beautiful.
Here's the sun peeking through the clouds to shine on Utah Lake.
Great shot of Provo behind us.
Can't really see it, but there were so many beautiful purple flowers on the mountain.

On Saturday, we went and hiked through Timp Caves.

The caves were really cool. But when I got home, the 50+ pictures I had taken all kinda looked the same. So, I've only posted a few of them. Here ya go:

The "heart" of the mountain.

Me being scared of the dinosaur.

Yay! We made it out alive!
Luke doing some rock climbing.

DO NOT RUN!!! This is the funniest picture I took all weekend! We couldn't stop laughing at it.
Still a long way down.

It's a good thing we got here when we did...this rock might have fallen...
Wolverine was here.
This little guy almost got stepped on. He didn't seem to care.
Saturday night, Luke took me on an adventure. Here is where he "proposed" to me (see previous post).
My beautiful new ring!!

We're at the Castle Creek Inn up in Sandy.
Hanging out in our room.

We had a great time. Here are a couple pics from our drive home. The clouds were beautiful!

Happy Memorial Day!

New Ring

Here's how awesome my husband is. We've been ring shopping for the last few months, and I finally found a ring I really loved. I couldn't stop visiting the jeweler to take another look at it. Well, I went back to the shop last week, and the ring was gone! I was so upset. We'd talked about how we were going to buy it in I didn't even suspect. Luke had done a good job of convincing me that we were going to wait, that we had to wait. Anyway, I was so upset all week, b/c they told me at the shop that it would probably be a few weeks before a new ring was shipped in. I'd wanted the ring before we headed out to Oregon next month. I seriously was so depressed (things have been pretty stressful at work lately, and this didn't help).
Then, this weekend rolled around. Luke told me we had plans. He wouldn't tell me what though. So, we started the day on Saturday with a hike through Timp Caves. That was fun, but tiring (pics to follow, soon). Then, we headed up to SLC, where we went and saw Angels and Demons (good movie, btw). We had dinner at Johnny Carinos, which was pretty good (even though our server kinda sucked).
After dinner, Luke blindfolded me, and we headed somewhere (with me slouched in my seat, so no one would see me in such a state :P ). We stopped, he helped me out of the car, and down a path. I could hear water, lots of it. I had no idea where we were. Then....he proposed to me :) Yes, I know, we've been married for 5 1/2 years. But technically, I was never really proposed to....He's so awesome. I totally wasn't expecting it. But it was perfect. Of course I said yes :D

Turns out we were at the Castle Creek Inn in SLC, a B&B where we've stayed a couple of times since being married. They have the most beautiful little garden in the back, complete with several waterfalls. The rest of the night we chilled in our room, watching movies and soaking in the tub. Next morning, we had a great gluten free breakfast, then headed home.

Yes, my husband is the best!

Click on the pics to see them close-up, they're much better :)

Thursday, May 14, 2009

May Days

Not a whole lot going on with us these days, but thought I'd update. We're both really busy with work. We (especially me) are getting excited to go out to Portland next month for my bro's graduation, and to visit fam and friends! We're also taking a trip to Destin, FL next month, for Luke's work. Looking forward to that too.

In the meantime...

Got a new haircut, was showing off for Luke.

My garden is starting to bloom! I spent way too much money at Lowe's last week, and have been planting like mad!

We were invited up to SLC last week to watch Luke's dad receive the Huntsman Award for Excellence in Education. He definitely deserves it!

And last, but not least, my artistic mind couldn't help but capture this very random shot that caught my eye while I was painting my nails.

Happy May to you all!