Monday, April 8, 2013

Winter Guard 2013

I've been so great at updating our blog... lol. But, this is what I've been up to the past 4 months. My Open Guard did their show titled "The Giving Tree." It was such a fun show and the girls were amazing. Here are a few pictures from this season:

 Me with my captains at the Northridge Show

 Me with all my seniors (Emma, Me, Ali, Gretchen, Rachel, Jessie, Tabitha, Amy, Brielle, Clarissa, Sierra, Rachael)

 Our awesome band dads

 My friends Beth and Darilyn who work with my A Guard

 Captains with me and my assistant Jessica

All of us with our first place medal

American Fork OPEN Guard - Lone Peak - 3-30-13

This is my Open Guard from the Lone Peak Competition this year.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Disneyland/Anniversary Trip

I know what you are thinking - she sure goes to Disneyland  a lot. And I say to that, "Why yes I do!". I may have a slightly unhealthy addiction to Disneyland. It's my happy place. If I could live there, I certainly would!
Well, last year Dusty and I had a competition going between the two of us. The winner got to choose a vacation. And of course, I won! So Disneyland it was.

We left on Tuesday the 27th of November. We were gone a whole week, so we were able to call it an Anniversary Trip (our 9th anniversary was on the 4th of December).

This is our first day in Disneyland. As you can see, I had to ride the tea cups by myself! Dusty can't ride anything that spins in circles. I was a little embarrassed.

Here is Thursday. Spent most of the day in California Adventures. It was a little rainy and gloomy, but it didn't ruin my happiness... We also had a lot of fun finding hidden Mickey's.

Friday was the worse day for the rain. We decided to go to the AMC Theaters at the end of Downtown Disney and go to a movie. While walking there, it downpoured - so we stopped and bought an umbrella. We went and saw Lincoln. Very good, long, movie.

Since we didn't rent a car (our hotel was across the street from Disneyland), we didn't have many options after the movie. So of course I talked Dusty into going to Disneyland, again. We went over to Cars Land at night. It is so amazing with all the lights!

And, again on Saturday, can't think of things to do other then Disneyland (with no car). We were expecting it to rain more, but it stopped in the afternoon. We decided on another movie, but after an hour or so of sitting through it (it was horrible), we left and headed back to Disneyland. We took the monorail over. But it was way too crowded so we decided to just go back to the hotel and hang out. Oh, and the movie was Killing them Softly. I don't suggest seeing it.

Sunday was Dusty's day - so of course NO DISNEY! We walked a few blocks and rented a car. We decided to go to Santa Monica Pier. When we got there, it started raining - ugh! But we still got out and walked along the pier - with our new umbrella, of course. We didn't stay too long because it was cold and wet. Then we took a drive along the coast. 
We then decided to find a restaurant featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. We always talk about going so we wanted to try one out. We found Mama Cozza's - which wasn't far from Anaheim. So we went. It was pretty good. Dusty tried one of the meals that Guy ate on the show, and I just had spaghetti with their Mama Sauce. Delicious.   

Monday & Tuesday were are last days in Disneyland. On Monday, we went later in the afternoon. We spent the day in California Adventures going on our favorite rides over and over. Then we headed over to Disneyland that night. We wanted to watch the fireworks. They were pretty amazing. Tuesday was the day we left so we packed up and went over in the morning. I was pretty sad about leaving, but I had the best time with my amazing husband!

When we got to the SLC Airport, we received an awesome welcome back!
Missed these guys.

Well, we had a great trip. I love Dusty so much. He sure knows how to take care of me. Glad we made it 9 years - here's to 99 more... :)

Friday, November 23, 2012

Time Flies...

Wow, time sure goes fast when your not paying close attention! It's been a while since I've posted anything. So, I'll just sum up our life lately by month:

Got my hair cut and colored.
Celebrated Jordyn's Birthday.
Went on hikes with the family.
Went to the Shakespeare Festival in Cedar City with Pam and John.


Went to the Dinosaur Museum. Multiple times.
Went to Lagoon with the kids, Kass and my mom.
Saw a dear friend in town for the week.
Went on more hikes.
Went to band camp.
Visited Dad's grave on anniversary of his death.
Had a birthday.
Went bowling.
Celebrated Maddox's birthday.
Kids started school. Bree 2nd grade, Jack 5th grade.
Saw Wicked.
Jack and Bree started playing soccer.
Went out for ice cream.
Went to Swiss Days in Midway with Adri & Jon.

Baby Penny was born (my dear friend Brandy's baby).
Myles started preschool.
Got hair cut and colored - again.
Went out to the West Desert with Millers to pick pine nuts.
Saw a dear friend (while in California).
Went to the beach.
Stared field competitions.
Baby Kayia was born (Chade & KJ's baby).

Celebrated Grandma Miller's Birthday.
Celebrated Grandma Rupp's Birthday.
Celebrated Grandpa Rupps 71st Birthday.
Jack finished Soccer for the season.
Halloween. (Bree and Myles were cowgirl/cowboy, Jack didn't dress up).
Went to Yellowstone for Fall Break.

Had our last band show & BOA show in St. George - took 1st in both shows.
Broke my iPhone - again.
Played in the leaves.
Baby Kayia was blessed.
Bree got her ears pierced.
Jack had court of honor.
Celebrated Bree's 8th birthday.
Had a great Thanksgiving.

Wow, that's a lot of catching up that is done! December to come soon... :)