Saturday, December 31, 2011

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

We have had a great time with both families this holiday season. We went to Fallon before Christmas and then to Ely after that. We were relaxing and having such a good time that I completely forgot to bring my camera out and take some pictures. But all that matters is that we had a great time with family!

I can say I am happy to be home. I'm tired of traveling and being gone, but it was all worth it. One day, Jon and I decided to take a drive around the Horse and Cattle Camp Loop outside of Ely. It was a nice drive. We visited Ward and walked around a little bit in the old mine part. We actually got to see some wildlife! The only pictures I took all week were of animals!

I start student teaching in a couple days and I am excited but also nervous. I'm sure it will fly by once I'm in there doing it and then I graduate. I can't wait to be done with school! I'm not sure how I'm going to handle that though because for the first time ever I won't be in school! Weird to think about!

Anyways have a safe and happy New Year! I'll be relaxing :)

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Parade of Lights

This year I was able to drag Jon downtown for the Snowflake Festival and the Parade of Lights. It was nice because it was all basically in one street block. There were people singing and different business had sales and free hot chocolate while you walked around to different booths outside.

Then the parade was pretty cool. Definitely bright with a lot of lights on each float. It was pretty cold outside but the parade only lasted about 20 minutes so it wasn't to bad. After the parade there was what they call Christmas in the Nighttime Sky which is fireworks. They were really awesome fireworks. Best I have seen in awhile! All in all it was a good night that we spent together!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Christmas Lights!

Last night we decided to drive around and look at all the Christmas lights people have put up. It was kind of disappointing because most of the houses didn't have any lights up at all. We drove down a completely dark street at one point. Not sure what it is but we at least found some pretty cool decorations.


Monday, December 5, 2011

Christmas Decorations!

I decided to decorate for Christmas. Our decorations have been up for about a week and a half now. I absolutely love this holiday season and I like to decorate the day after Thanksgiving!

Jon thought I was crazy for wanting them up so early, but this is a great holiday and I like to enjoy it as much as possible. We decided to wrap all the presents last week also, so we could get them out of the way and under the tree. Yes we have a fake tree because it's just plain easier and as soon as we get a house, Jon wants to start cutting down fresh trees. So to make up for the fake tree, I bought a candle that smelled like a real Christmas tree!! :)

Unfortunately Jon will have to work the weekend of Christmas, but he will join me in Ely when he is on his days off. We plan to go to Fallon in another week or so, so we can see the family down in the warmer part of Nevada before Christmas!!

 This is my favorite little guy!
 This is my other favorite little guy!

Sunday, December 4, 2011


We decided to take a little trip up Lamoille Canyon last week. It seemed like a nice day until we got to the end of the road. It was really cold up there! Not to much snow though surprisingly. Jon was playing with our new spot'n'scope. : )

The creek was frozen over,which was to be expected, but it was still nice to get a few pictures while we were up there.

Thursday, November 24, 2011


This was our first Thanksgiving as a married couple and it went great. While Jon and Jose were at work Holly and I cooked our butts off to make a wonderful dinner! Everything turned out great! With a few laughs and a few burns we made an amazing dinner that tasted soo good. We are extremely full now and ready for the good sleep that is going to follow very shortly!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

New to this!

Well I'll be the first to admit I have never posted a blog before. I hope this will be fun for not only me but for those of you who like to read this!

Jon and I have been married for exactly 4 months today! They have flown by really fast! We had a blast on our honeymoon and can't wait to go back again for a vacation. We are looking into buying a house this coming summer and we are really excited to begin the process in January.

I start student teaching in January also and then I'll graduate in May. I am very excited to student teach but also nervous! It'll be stressful and I'll be extremely busy but I'm sure it will be worth it.

Well that is all for now. I'll post more as it comes along, but for now enjoy some pictures from our wedding and honeymoon!

In Jackson Hole at the town square!

At the top of the big ski lift in Jackson hole. It was so clear you could see into Yellowstone.
 Waiting for Old Faithful to go off.

 This is the cabin we stayed in at the base of the Teton Mountains.
Geyser in Yellowston National Park.