One year ago today I went through the temple for myself. I was married to my honey three days later. It's amazing how fast time flies. My experience through the temple is a very sacred one, just thinking back to that day makes me tear up. My older sister and I went through together on my parent's wedding anniversary. Because it was their wedding anniversary I will remember that special temple day forever. One other thing changed a year ago today as well. My last day at Fox 13 was on August 27, 2008, I stacked and boothed my last show which was the 6 am hour and I was off. The station tried to get me to stay and pleaded with me not to leave (because I was really improving as a Producer) but I was sick of working overnights for almost two years and getting paid crap. There are many things I love about the news and my co-workers were awesome, but working in the middle of the night took it's toll on me that's for sure. After leaving Fox my career of working in politics began and i'm so happy to be where I am. And I still get to see some of my Fox friends at events!
Over this past weekend Abe and I went with the Johnson clan up to Abe's grandma's cabin near Star Valley, Wyoming. It's amazing up there! The cabin is right by the Palisades Reservoir, in fact we tied the boat up at the bottom of a trail that goes from the cabin to the reservoir. The trail is a bit overgrown and bug ridden but it's still fabulous. Our trip was filled with boating, wakeboarding on perfect glass, traveling up the Snake River on the boat, yummy food, reading (which you do a lot of if your with the Johnson's), several games of Acquire and who knew it??, cheese factory burgers, traveling in and out of three states, and arriving back in the SLC just in time to attend the Uquirrh Temple Temple dedication. Hopefully, we can go next year too and with Thomas, Melissa and Mae ... we missed them this year!
So EXCITED to get there!! See that bridge in the background ... Abe and his crazy brothers jumped off it into the Snake River back in the day.
This is where the Snake River runs into the Palisades Reservoir
Abe and I officially moved into our new house. It took a week but we are in! Throughout the week Abe and his brother and myself took stuff over and then we made the BIG move Saturday with all the heavy stuff. It was a rainy and cold morning but we and along with some amazing movers did it! I am so happy with our new home and can't wait to spend more time there with family and friends. I am also SO grateful for all family members that gave up their time to come and help us move ... it's amazing how much love and support we receive from others!
My good friend Allison married the love of her life Josh last week. I'm so happy for them! Abe and I love hanging out with them and now that the wedding plans are over hopefully we will see them more. I'm so grateful that I had the opportunity to see them sealed together for all eternity in the SL Temple and in the same room that Abe and I were sealed in almost a year ago by Abe's Grandpa. Congrats Mr. and Mrs. Meadows!!Striking one of our infamous poses at the SL Temple
Us girls in our pink and black at Allison and Josh's reception Me and my eternal companion
Abe and I live on the third floor of our apt. building which means NO DIRT of our own. (yes, we bought a townhouse and yes it has dirt but NO we have not moved in it... that will be next weekend.) So anyway, I love gardening always have and I really wanted a pot to at least plant something in and I decided that a tomato plant would do the trick. Evidently they do real well in pots. My celebrity tomatoes almost died a few times because I didn't want to get someone to come over and water them when we were in Lake Powell and Bear Lake and those water globe thingys say that the plant can be good off of them for two weeks... well, that's a lie because they drink those globes dry in two days! Below are the first tomatoes from the plant... which Abe and I put on our homemade pizza's last Saturday. They were delicious!
yes, evidently I'm one of those people that take pictures of their home grown veggies and put them on their blog.