Tuesday, October 30, 2012


We have had the Halloween festivities in full force at our house. Pumpkin carving, caramel apples, and Frightmares! Last Saturday out grocery shopping I convinced Brady that we needed one of the biggest pumpkins in the pile for the two of us, and the carving commenced on Monday for Family Home Evening. Brady got home from work late that night so we had lost a little energy for the carving but our week was pretty packed and it really was one of our only chances to get it done so we kept it simple with our jack-o-lantern face but I think he still turned out fairly cute. We roasted our pumpkin seeds with brown sugar, pumpkin spice and butter and did half with Parmesan cheese and oregano...they were delicious! So here he is sitting among our little Halloween set-up. haha

Our Attempt at Caramel Apples!


Our little Halloween display!

This last weekend we celebrated at Frightmares at Lagoon. And it was a great/horrible experience! haha Anyone who knows me knows I DO NOT do scary well. There were multiple times in high school and college when I would get invited to watch scary movies and I would find myself making up lame excuses to get out of them. When really I knew if I went I would be crying myself to sleep that night. In June Brady and I went to Lagoon and had a blast so I just figured with Frightmares it would just be decorated for Halloween. We had fun riding the rides and screaming our heads off on the roller coasters but then through all of this I found myself standing in line with Brady to go into a haunted house. I was having so much fun that I didn't think twice until we were standing right in the entrance and some creepy lady was standing next to me and I screamed and slapped Brady. (I did this a lot through the house, every time I would scream I would hit him on the arm or back frantically, I don't know why...some sort of panic release I guess, sorry babe!)  This place brought me close to tears and I was shaking and nearly hyperventilating at the end.  I really don't think it would have been as bad if we hadn't gone through the one that the theme was scenes from the scariest movies. I can't even imagine how ridiculous I looked as I was panicking ready to leap into Brady's arms. We ended up having a really fun time the rest of the night but I don't think Brady realized the seriousness of taking me into a haunted house. I don't think he would want to do it again and I will happily sit outside for him next time :)
Before the Space Scrambler!

This is before the haunted house...worst experience ever.

yay! No more haunted house!

Dang I married one sexy guy ;)

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Hello October!

Brady and I have definately felt that we have had a wonderful first half of the month! What a fun couple of weeks we have been blessed with. Not only is Salt Lake turning into a beautiful AUTUMN city but we have been able to enjoy it with FAMILY. The first weekend of the month we were lucky enough to have Jaysan and Amanda stay with us and go to CONFERENCE. We were excited to hear conference and to be able to see our prophet and spend it with one of our favorite couples.
On October 8th we celebrated our 4 month ANNIVERSARY. It is crazy to think that our first summer married has come to an end and we are entering the holiday season! Our anniversary fell on the perfect day....Columbus Day! haha Don't ask me why us bankers get this day off, but we were not complaining, it was great! To start off our day we headed downtown bright and early. Brady still had school so while he was in class I spent time in the library on Pinterest, an ok way to spend my time. I love finding holiday ideas for our apartment. We went window shopping at City Creek Center, we always love going, there is tons to see and it is amazing. We enjoyed a tasty lunch at the Lion House (we LOVE those roles) and spent the afternoon lounging around at home and making delicious homemade peach ice cream with our awesome friends, Merit and Kelli. (Merit was actually Brady's mission companion and we are neighbors! We always have the best time with them!) It was definately one of the BEST DAYS of our first 4 months. I sure am lucky :)
And we didn't stop there...
We were so excited for weekend #2 spent with Zach and Garyn (One of Brady's best friends and his girlfriend) who stayed with us Friday night as they passed through SLC. And Ainsley and Dustin also came down that same weekend...Hooray! Saturday we spent hours and hours shopping for their baby on the way! I can't even begin to explain how excited I am to welcome our little nephew to the family. And I am definatly in love with baby shopping it was a blast! Ainsley found so many cute things and it will be so great to plan a baby shower for her, she and Dustin will be awesome parents...and Brady and I are hoping to be the favorite aunt and uncle ;)
We all had fun making dinner, boys watching football, delicious egg nog shakes and In and Out, we can't wait to host the next FUN weekend and enjoy the rest of OCTOBER.

Eating lunch at the Lion House on our 4 month anniversary.
I am trying to be good at taking my camera on our adventures around Salt Lake but as you can probably tell I need a better camera!

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