Sunday, January 23, 2011


Yesterday the sun was shining and the weather was SO nice, Dillon and I HAD to get out of the house but since it is still winter, but just snow to play in, there weren't many choices of things to do so we loaded up the guns and went shooting. We started a fire and just hung out down by the river. There was a breeze that made it a little chilly at times but all in all it was so nice and even some what warm not to mention SO SO nice to get out of the house for a little bit. Here are a few pics of our fun time.
So pretty
Such concentration
I told him he looked like a sniper :)
So I had to try...
but it was just a little scary bein able to hear the ice crack under
me every time I would take a shot
A couple of weeks ago Dillon went goose hunting with a guy his uncle knows and was quite successful not to mention seemed to have a LOT of fun. I wish I didn't like sleep and a nice warm house so much so that I could go with him from time to time :)
Have I mentioned lately how much I love this man???

Monday, January 3, 2011

2010 in review

2010 is over and 2011 is here. I can't believe it! This year has gone by so fast and I can't say that I'm all too sad about it. This year has been full of ups and downs but we had lots of good times together and made lots of good memories.

2010 in a nutshell:

Jan -- Started the New Year by going to a Jazz vs. Nuggets game in SLC, got settled into our "new" house in St Anthony, spent the month getting used to having a dog and to the pros and cons of having our new "man's best friend"Feb -- Spent Valentines Day at Lava Hot Springs then stayed in a scary hotel in Ogden, met up with Dillon's family in Ogden the next day and spent the next 2 days skiing at Snow Basin and Powder Mountain, Dillon turned 25, finally got a kennel for Skeeter aka HoudiniMarch -- Took a little roadtrip to Spokane WA for Dillon's interview at Eastern Washington University, this... ...happened at Dillon's work, I turned 23April -- Spent Easter in SV with all the family (minus Elder Cody), Dillon graduated from BYU-Idaho, went to Pocatello to the Dodge National Finals Rodeo, had a Brough girls weekend in Utah, had our initial doctors visit for fertilityMay -- I got done working for Madison School District, started looking for a place to live in/around Pocatello, hit the one year mark of trying to have a baby, went to SV for my little sisters high school graduationJune -- spent lots of time fishing and lots of time workingJuly -- went camping up Robinson Creek, had Payzli and Abbi come stay with us for a few days, had Dillon's old companion and his brother come stay a weekend, went camping up Smiths Fork (in SV) with our amazing friends that Hardy's, found out we were pregnant, celebrated our 2 year anniversary by staying at the Red Lion in Idaho Falls, said goodbye to our employment at Frontier Pies and the Mini-Mart, found out I would be working at Blackfoot Community Center teaching preschool, went to Priest Lake for the Merrill Family ReunionAugust -- spent most of my time throwing up and sleeping, moved to Blackfoot, had our first experience making applesauce and canning, found out my due date was on my birthday (March 31st), Dillon started the Occupational Therapy Masters Program at ISU, found out we were going to have a miscarriage, had to turn down my preschool teaching jobSeptember -- spent the first 2 weeks waiting for the miscarriage then had the D&C, spent the next 2 weeks re-cooping and finding the motivation to look for a job, went to Utah to celebrate Lukas and Sofia's 1st birthday!October -- had my best friend and her little girl come for a weekend visit, added 2 new members to our animal family, had a Brough girls craft weekend in SV, got a job working at Rockford Elementary as an aid in the resource roomNovemeber -- got a snow day and sat at home watching movies with my hubby, spent Thanksgiving in SV with all my family (minus Elder Cody and baby sister Emily)December -- went through the temple with Dillon's little sister Taya, celebrated the wedding of Chase and Taya Mills, spent Christmas with Dillon's family in Shelley

We're excited for 2011 and to see all that it has in store for us!