just got back from an amazing girl trip. we saw everything from the golden gate bridge to haight street. my sister has all of the pics, but these are a few from my phone. what an adventure! thanks to m&m for making this such a memorable trip. remember how we were mugged? yes, that happened.
i was moping recently. i do that sometimes. i think to myself, "i am only 24 and the most exciting part of my day is scrabble and a diet coke," and then I sigh and feel bad for myself. (i'm not saying this isn't diva-esque behavior but I occasionally wallow in in self-pity. what?). aaron noticed the other night and decided that in order for his wife to be happy she needed adventure.
so he took me to the Clark Planetarium and we saw this...
on Sunday we decided to explore this...
this is the spiral jetty in case you were wondering. it's out in the middle of nowhere and well, we almost made it until we ran out of gas..BUT an adventure it still was. (and i would show you pics of our adventure if my camera hadn't deleted all of them. sigh).
tomorrow i'm off to san fran. yay for feeling alive :)
there is something about rainy weather that makes me think of the good ol' days. ha. last night aaron and i talked about how lucky we were to have gone on a cruise in europe. it makes me happy when i think about it :) here are some pics of the honeymoon..not that anyone cares...but i heart them. yes. i just said heart them.
side note. don't you hate when people use " " ..these too much. like we didn't get the "point"...duh. ha. random....
valentines day. i sort of hate to love this holiday. it's the kind of day that builds every ridiculous expectation of relationships and romance only to leave you feeling sad and old. ha.(and let me just say, aaron makes an effort..did you see my 12 days of christmas? no, it just does something completely irrational to my sense of happiness). i suddenly expect to feel like i am dating again..and as we all know,
Marriage is NOT Dating.
That is to say, marriage is WAY harder but also more fulfilling and definitely more real, while dating is just excitement and flirtation. maybe that's it. i forget how amazing and important honesty, reality (i.e. being real) and loving a person even if their eyes swell shut everyday (allergic reaction, ask me later) really is. i just want to feel new, exciting, and smokin' hot. ha. so here are my goals for this year's love fest.
1. chill out 2. love unselfishly 3. eat a lot
and maybe make my traditional v-day sugar explosion. muah.
here is a video of aaron and me in paris..and in love. ahhhh
yes. i am a horrible blogger. acknowledged. so yes, aaron did finish the 12 days of christmas. i now have a new i-phone, and other various electronic devices to prove it. and yes, an i-phone really is better than a google phone (or pretty much any other phone i've seen) so there. ha.
tonight i'm sitting in st. george. i've just finished singing three pieces with orchestra and it was SO amazing to perform again. i feel i've been out of solo singing practice for quite some time. it was a fun opportunity to jump back in (and get paid. thank you jack).
should we see if i can upload a video? probably not...but let's find out anyway.... here goes...
and nope. it seems it is too large to upload. sigh. welp. must sleep.
well, i have been away. we took a little trip to rexburg for the grandpa ashton surprise b-day party. i love hangin' with the ashtons.
i know all three of you are wondering what the 5th, 6th, and 7th days of christmas were.....well the 5th was a replaced windshield (very useful and very very much appreciated, but i didn't think many people would want a pic of that one. ha)
the 6th & 7th were days of mirrors....check it out....
The top three mirrors will eventually swivel out after i mount them. neat huh.
by the way..if anyone ever reads this you should also check out my cousin Katie's Blog.. it's on the left under..katie jo designs. (as i am obviously too lazy to post a link here). she is so creative it makes me feel sheepish. ha.