Friday, December 31, 2010

Double Date

Last night I was finally able to go on a double date with my best friend Holly. Why? Because her boyfriend has been gone for the past TWO YEARS. He went on a mission to Canada and got back just a couple of days ago. They have been able to send emails, letters, packages, tapes, and a few phone calls these past couple of years. I am so excited to go on more double dates now. Last night we had ice cream, built a fort, and watched a silly kids' show that we all had fun making fun of. 

Oh, and before that, we did this: 

I'm sure it was my favorite date to date :)

Thursday, December 30, 2010


Yesterday was a very special day. I went to Albuquerque with Ryan and my mom to go to the LDS temple. I have been before, but yesterday was a little different since I will be getting married soon. I may not understand everything yet, but it left me with a great feeling. I am so excited to go again on the 8th to be married to my wonderful fiance for all of eternity. 

It was freezing yesterday! I'm sure the 8th will be just as cold if it keeps up. Hopefully there'll be snow that day too? That would be magical :) 

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Christmas With the Houpts

Christmas Eve cookie decorating at the fiance's house: 

I had a very fun Christmas this year, despite that I had to work from 11am to 5pm. I spent the morning at my future in-laws' and the evening with my own family. I feel so very blessed to have two families now. And presents, whoa! I got presents from Santa that included a tripod! A much needed instrument for any photographer, if I do say so myself. Another great gift that Ryan and I received from his parents:
Aw, yeah!! 
It was both a Christmas and Wedding gift. Ryan has been talking about wanting a good TV, and this one is. We watched Across the Universe on BluRay with this last night. Beautiful. 
 Check out Ryan's new hoodie. It's a gift from me. He gave me a gray one without knowing I got him this. How funny :) 

 My favorite Christmas movie! 
 Snowmen candy that Ryan and I decorated :) 


Ya see that baby name book on the coffee table there? That's a prank gift from my future sister-in-law. Ha ha ha? :) 

Hope everyone had an enjoyable Holiday. 

Friday, December 10, 2010

Friday, November 12, 2010