Tuesday, January 11, 2011

So.. It's been a year!

So a lot has happened this last year. I don't even know where to begin? I guess I will try to sum it up into one post…

January – we went to a few Jazz games, did a lot of homework, and spent a little bit of time with family and friends.

February – was a little bit more exciting. We went to another Jazz game, stayed at the Smoot’s cabin and went snowmobiling, and went to Elite Academy #2 in Salt Lake City.
March - was very mellow. We didn’t do much. We played the Wii with some friends, went to a Jazz game with the Morrell’s, spoke in sacrament in our new ward, and helped my parents move into their new home!

April – was a great month. We got to play basketball at the Energy Solution’s Arena with Spencer and people from work. We also experienced a very intense hailstorm and lots of snow. Finals week was the third week of April, that was lovely as always. After finals we went down to Vegas with Bracken’s family for his cousin Brady’s wedding. That was a lot of fun; shopping and laying out in the sun! We are so excited to have Natalie in our family; she is so fun and cute!!

May – was pretty busy. First of all, we went on a CRUISE! That was a blast! We went with my family, the Womack’s (family friend), Grandma and Grandpa Simon, and the Jordan’s! We ported out of Florida and visited The Cayman Islands, Honduras, Belize, and Cozumel. It was amazing! I loved the islands, the sun, and the food! Also in May, my little Brother graduated from high school, got his mission call, and we spent Memorial Day weekend in St. George… with the Jordan’s.

June – was busy again. I went to summer school this semester. Yeah, I was crazy busy with homework. We attended Elite Academy #3 in Salt Lake, went through the temple with my brother, and hit the lake a few times.

July – not much went on it July, okay not much in the beginning of the month. Besides doing homework and working full time, we didn’t do much. Hung out with the family and went boating a few times. We managed to make it down to Lake Powell twice in a matter of two weeks. It was wonderful!! We went down with my family for 4 days and stayed in a house in Page. It was so much fun spending time with my mo
m, dad, and siblings. Cliff jumping, tubing, and laying out about sums it up.

Then we went back down 4 days later with Bracken’s family, and stayed on their houseboat for 5 days. That was a lot of fun as well. We went tubing, jet skiing, wakeboarding, and, of course… layed out a ton!!! We also watched movies and played cards.

Also this month, Bracken got to go up to Tacoma, Washington with his family to pick up Braiden from his mission. They had a great time visiting his mission and Bracken finally got to see his little brother after 4 years.

August – We went through the Logan Temple with Nate, Suni, & Ryann. We had an accident in our back yard. We were getting ready to go to a wedding and as we were putting the dogs in the back yard to leave, we noticed our tree was inside our sunroom. So we changed our clothes spent the night cutting down what was left of the tree. It was so sad and our yard is bare now. We also took a few couples up to the Jones’ condo and went boating at Pine View. That was a lot of fun.

One night after work we met both of our families at raging waters for family night, then ate at Winger’s for dinner. We also had Jadon’s farewell on his birthday. That was really neat. He had over 600 people at his farewell meeting.

September – starts my 9th and final semester of college! Wow what a feeling!! We also took Jadon to the MTC. That was fun and not as emotional as I though it would be. It was a good feeling. Bracken finally put up a fence in our backyard for my dogs. We also celebrated Bracken’s birthday with some friends at Texas Road House and went to Wellsville for the Famous Founder’s Day Celebration and the buck-a-roo rodeo!

October – was pretty exciting! We hiked a mountain. It took is all day, but we did it. That was an amazing feeling.

We were hot and tired, but it was a neat experience. I also attended Elite Academy #3 in San Diego! That was a blast. I got to listen to some amazing stories and learn a lot from some really neat people. I left Bracken home this time and went with my mom, dad, and brother. I missed him a bunch, but it was fun. Halloween was a lot of fun. Bracken picked out our outfits! He even got to pick out two more wives that night. He was the luckiest husband at the party.

November – went by so fast. I had the opportunity to take the Marketing Club up to Park City to meet with Skull Candy and see the advertising department.

Thanksgiving was fun to see Bracken’s family that he hadn’t seen in forever. We spent the day down at his cousin’s house in Eagle Mountain. That was a lot of fun meeting the rest of the Jones’ family.

December – was my most favorite month this year. Besides celebrating my birthday, anniversary, and Christmas… I graduated from College!!! I now have my bachelors of science in Business Marketing. It was so much fun and a lot of hard work, but I made it! Thanks to all of the support of my family, and I was successful in fulfilling one of my childhood goals. I am happy to be done with school, now I just have to figure out what to do with my life. I guess I will help Bracken get through his last year of his bachelor’s and go from there.

This month was also full of lot’s of time with friends and family. We spent Christmas Eve with Bracken’s family and stayed the night at their house. Santa was very good to us this year! THANK YOU SANTA! We had a blast on Christmas morning with his family. We then traveled up to Logan to spend the afternoon and evening with my family. We opened a few more presents up there and played games. My dad surprised all the kids with iPads. That was a lot of fun and a huge surprise. We had such a good Christmas and are so grateful to have not just one, but TWO wonderful families like we do.

How is that for a year in review??? J

We had a great year and are looking forward to 2011. I am going to try to be better at this blogging business. Please forgive me for being such a slacker. More posts COMING SOON!!! Stay tuned…


  1. That was quit the post girl! Fun to read and see what you've been up to. Congrats on graduating. That is such a great feeling!

  2. T- welcome back to the blogging world :) what an update. sounds like you are having so much fun, and now that you are done with school i bet you are so much more stress free.. i know that feeling.. even though i have been graduated for a year and um.. still not working with my degree :) haha! but good luck and keep in touch! it was good to see you at the november fest

  3. Yay! I was so excited when I saw you had posted! You guys sure had a fun year! I hope you continue posting :)

  4. What a post! I loved it! Keep 'em coming. Also, I heard you have a lot of my friends in your ward. I wish I lived in that neighborhood! You should sub in our Bunco group one month. Also, we have book club you can join. :)

  5. Yeah, I am out of breath after that post! It took me like 4 hours last night. The pictures kept getting messed up and deleting out of now where. The post still doesn't look like I wanted it to! It's missing so many pictures and the paragraphs are messed. Ugh.. after 4 hours, I was done!
    Kim! How are you girl? Are you going to live in Iowa forever? I hope you are loving life out there right now!
    Shayna! It was way fun seeing you too! I am excited to start blogging now. Hopefully my life is exciting now that I am done with school.
    Kylee! Thank you! I am excited to start blogging. Maybe, well I'll try to be better at it. lol! We need to get together sometime!
    Cortnie! Yes Brooke just moved into our ward a few months ago! She is so fun, I lover her! She tells me about bunco! I want to come sometime! When is your book club?

  6. Wow, thanks for posting so much! I love it. That was a great year full of fun events!! Congrat's on graduating!! Thats an awesome accomplishment:) It's kind of scary though trying to figure out what to do next huh?? Babies??? LOL:)