Tuesday, December 9, 2008

California in December!

Thats right! I know, I know you are all so jealous :) and you should be! The weather was amazing, and what could be better than being on a warm beach in December. The reason we were able to go is because Brad is pretty awesome. He was voted in the presidents club for his job at Carmax. They flew us out to Newport Beach and we got to go to a very nice banquet honoring the employees that made it in this club. The hotel we got to stay at was so nice! They really went all out. It was nice to get away from the cold weather for a weekend. Congrats to Bradley I am so proud of him :)

Thursday, November 27, 2008


words cannot express how wonderful this concert was! We loved it, and we had awesome seats ( thanks to some awesome parents) They played an hour and a half set and it was so entertaining the whole time. Chris Martin ( lead singer) did not stop dancing and running around the stage the whole time. He was fantastic. None of us wanted the show to ever end. I cant wait until we can see them again! Best Birthday present ever!!

Twilight: The Movie

So we all have been waiting FOREVER for the Twilight movie to come out and that time has finally come! Some friends and I decided to go together on the opening day ( yes it was crazy) it really was a bunch of fun! All of us were screaming and had the funnest time. As for the movie....well in my opinion it was not that great. The chemistry between Bella and Edward was pretty non existant and a lot of other stuff about it was cheesy. I do have to say I cant wait for the next one because i think it will be a lot better! oh well it was a fun girls night anyways :)

Monday, November 17, 2008

just a recommendation....

Go see the new James Bond movie The Quantum of Solace! It was amazing..yes AMAZING.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008



Monday, November 3, 2008

my big brother's wedding!

My big brother Joshua got married Oct 18! His new wifey Sarah is such a cutie and we are so happy to have her as part of our family. They were married in the Mount Timpanogos Temple and their pictures turned out absolutely beautiful. The reception was at Somewhere in Time located in lindon. All the decorations turned out so wonderful and the food was great. We wish them all the happiness in the world! congrats again!!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Yes we went to Disneyland.....in September

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I know it has been soooo long since I have posted anything...I have no excuses! I did want to put up a few pictures of our trip to California back in September. We went for a week to celebrate our Anniversary. We were able to go to Disneyland, California Adventure, Universal Studios, and Sea World. It was so nice to have a vacation and we really enjoyed ourselves!

Friday, August 15, 2008

The Olympics

I just wanted to take a moment to say, we are loving the olympics this year! Everything has been so much fun to watch and that is pretty much all we have been doing every night after work. Go team USA! Also, cheers to Michael Phelps ( i think he is a super hero or just super human)!!!!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

camping trip to the uintas

Last weekend we were able to take a day off work and go up to the uintas for the annual camping trip! my family goes every year on the second weekend in august. it was nice to just take some time off and relax. we both love being up in the mountains. we went hiking and enjoyed some great camp fires. it only rained for a little bit on saturday, so it wasnt too bad.

sarah, josh, brad and rachael toughing out the rain

brad rachael and cousin keltsie

a moose!

our very cute twin cousins

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

I am moving to the Pleasant Grove Branch!

I know I know, its so hard to beleive that after almost three years I am leaving the South Orem Branch of UCCU. It is about time I think. I got offered a full time MSR/Loan Officer position at the pleasant Grove Branch and I am so excited. I will be closer to home and doing what I love full time. I am working full time now, but I work as Head Vault teller in the morning until 12, then I do loans the rest of the day. I have been wanting a position like this for some time now and it is about time! I will probably not leave for sure for 2 weeks, it will be a great change for me. I will miss every one at South "O" very much! Even those of you that have been calling me "traitor" all week ;) Thank goodness for phones and email.

Friday, July 18, 2008

DAD'S 50th Birthday!

So my dad turned 50 yesterday! I know can you beleive it?? Ok ok so its not that old and he claims he feels fantastic. That is all that matters right? So, we attempted to throw him a suprise dinner at brick oven ( key word being ATTEMPTED). Of course he knew exactly what was coming! My father cannot be fooled...this is true. The dinner turned out to be great and it was fun to be around my side of the family. Yes, it has been a while :) We filled the room with black balloons and he ended up getting an " over the hill" survival kit, great idea Ulene! All in all it was a great day and I think he loved it.

Side note: I locked my keys inside my house yesterday. Thats right, I left my keys on the counter and locked the door behind me. then i went to start my car....hahaha oh wait I dont have my keys! I was on my way to pick up my friend to take her to get her car out of the shop, I started freaking out. So I went over to the realtors office of pebblewood...I dont know why because I knew they woudlnt keep a key to the house we own, but I was desperate. So Nate the guy in the office decides to be a good samaritan and help me out. We tried many things...one of them being to climb on the roof to see if my window was unlocked, it was but the ladder was not tall enough. Next, we tried to see if any of the construction workers could pick locks somehow (CREEPY) Then, since my dead bolt was not locked Nate decided to try to unlock the door with a credit card. I was thinking ummmm not in a million years is this clean cut goody good realtor going to be able to jimmy my door. Magically all of a sudden the door pops open!! he looked about as shocked as I was! I almost hugged him but refrained (which was awkward). I was so happy and glad that I didnt have to ditch my friend in her time of need :) Also, there is a lesson to be learned....Lock your dead bolts because it is obviously not hard to open a door with a credit card. Unless Nate is holding back on us in someway.....


Sunday, July 6, 2008


Brad and I were both lucky to have a three day holiday weekend. I was very excited because Brad does not have holidays off as often as I do :) We woke up early on Friday and decided to go eat breakfast at Ihop. The only problem was that so did everyone else in American Fork! Luckily it is just the two of us so we didnt have a thirty minute wait like some other families. There is no better way to start your Fourth of July day than to eat red, white, and blueberry pancakes! They were wonderful. Next, we decided to make our way to the mall do some shopping and catch a movie with the family. We went and saw Hancock. It was not a super great movie, like we thought it was going to be. The story was a bit lacking...but we still had a fun time.

The best part of the day was of course the FIREWORKS! Brad's family watches the staduim of fire fireworks every year. they set up blankets and chairs near the marriot center. Brad talked me into driving there on the scooter. I really did not want to drive that long of a way on the scooter, but I gave in. It really did turn out to be a fun little ride :) So, we are all sitting on the blankets talking and having a good time. Out of nowhere we hear this squirting noise....I feel a little water on my face and i was thinking someone was squirting us with water guns. Needless to say, I am a little slow. The sprinklers came right on!! we were all scrambling and running to pick up our things, while trying not to get soaked!! It was actually pretty funny :) We had to move our things across the street to a different area. The fireworks were so great!! They really do get better every year. We had such a fun and family filled fourth of July. Thanks everyone!

P.S. we saw WALL E on Saturday. Now that movie is worth seeing! It was soooo cute. Everyone needs to go out and see it :)

Sunday, June 22, 2008

The past couple of weeks..in a nutshell


Well it is our very last weekend with Jing. She is the cat we have been watching for three weeks now. She really has been such a great cat and we will miss her!


Last weekend was the Art City Days Parade! Yipee! It was a great family filled day. We went to the parade with the Boyack side of the family. After the parade we had a fantastic picnic. It was so great to finally be able to spend a day outside. The weather was perfect and we got to play a lot of fun outside games.


We were able to catch a Salt Lake Bee's game this past week. Neither of us had been for a couple of years, so we figured it was about time to go again. It was a great start to the summer...sadly it was still a little cold.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

New Car!!

My new VW Beetle...and I am loving it!!!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Bradley's new scooter!!

  So, finally after years and years of wanting to buy a scooter he finally did. We made a deal...I have been wanting to get a VW beetle for as long as I can remember, so the deal is I get a beetle and Brad gets a scooter!! Pretty good deal, eh? Works out great for us both :) 

We went up to Logan last week to pick up the scooter and bring it home. It was such a long trip! Neither of us had even been to Logan and honestly I dont think we will be going back soon. It is so far away! We got it home just in time for that huge rain storm that lasted days and days. Finally last Saturday we were able to go out and ride it around. It really has been so much fun and really great on gas. Brad has been riding it to work this week, and he is really enjoying himself.

As for the beetle.....its on its way from the Arizona Carmax! Stay tuned :)

Wednesday, May 14, 2008


Finally! After months and months of waiting the American Idol finale is next week! I have to say that I agree one hundred percent with America's decision to send the two Davids into the final round. They both are super talented artists, so I personally will be happy with whoever wins the competition. Although, in the past couple of weeks i have been leaning a little more towards David Cook for some reason....I really don't know why. Well we will see what happens next week :) Actually I am excited to have my Tuesday and Wednesday nights back!

Monday, May 5, 2008

The Jazz Game 5/2/08

Go Jazz Go! Well yes, as you probably guessed we went to the jazz game last friday! It was so great to finally make it out to a game when we have been talking about it for months now. We got to see them kick the Rockets out of the running and it was so great to be there for it.

I'll tell you one thing...when people say that The Energy Solutions Arena is the loudest arena in the NBA, they are not kidding! I seem to forget that every time we go. It is crazy in there, but it makes it that much more fun. Hopefully we will get to make it to another game before the season is over. Beat LA!

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Bradley's 23 Birthday

First off, I think Brad had the longest Birthday celebration ever! I feel like we celebrated it for 3 weeks straight ( I don't think he minded that ). He turned 23 on the 23rd this year so it was his special birthday. We were able to go bowling with the Simons' side and we all had a blast. I am pretty sure I lost horribly on both games, but its the fun that counts right?? Everyone had a good time and we were glad that everyone was able to come. On Brad's actual birthday we both took the day off. I took him to the Living Planet Aquarium, which was pretty amazing. Neither of us had ever seen a sea horse or an octopus in real life....so we were just as amazed as all the five year olds running around us. They have a pool where you can pet stingrays ( which are very slimy) and they also had a big tank full of different types of sharks. We had a lot of fun. That weekend we were able to spend time with my side of the family. Brad got his favorite dinner cooked for him and i think he was happy about that! We also had a little get together with all our close friends....which was definitely a night to remember. 

Bradley bought a new barbeque with all of his birthday money. That is something he has wanted since we moved in our house. It goes perfectly with our new patio furniture, so now we are just waiting for the weather to finally get warm :) Thanks so much for all the birthday wishes from everyone, you really made it a special day for him!