Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Little Tannenbaum

I know you are all very excited to hear about and see pictures from our EXCELLENT trip to California for Thanksgiving break, but that is quite the project for me to put together (and I am tired) so I will post this one today!

For FHE last night, Danny and I went to Frederico's Christmas Trees in Orem and picked out this lovely little one:

We fell in love with it because it is so adorable.

Next we had to decorate the little guy!  So we bought 25 ornaments to decorate the tree

And, after a grueling....3 minutes or so....Viola!

We are very proud of our little Tannenbaum because it symbolizes our first Christmas together.  As we were decorating, we talked about how this is our first Christmas tree of many many to come and our first Christmas of an eternity of Christmases.  Now I finally understand the Christmas song "All I want for Christmas is YOU!"  All I wanted for Christmas was Danny and I don't have to guess or shake any boxes -- I know he is mine!  And that is why this is going to be the best Christmas yet.

Merry Early Christmas to you all.


Thursday, November 17, 2011

Murder Mystery Dinner

Last Friday night (11.11.11!) we went to BYU's Murder Mystery Dinner located at the Spring Haven Lodge Mansion in Springville.

We got some official looking invites when we bought our tickets from the Wilk Info Booth which told us that we were invited to attend the President's Ball as the Delegates from Japan.

It also explained that President Eisenhoover would be announcing his candidacy to be re-elected in the 2012 run for President, and may be introducing a new running mate.  Seems that everyone mentioned in this invitation had something against someone else.  It promised to be a "killer" time!

The way it works (if you have never been to one of these kind of things) is that actors play the parts of these certain characters mentioned in the invite, but freely interact with all of us.  We are allowed to ask them questions and we are to gather information about each person according to what they tell us.  Just after dinner, one of the characters starting gagging and fell to the floor right before our eyes.  She had been poisoned!   Now it was our job to find out whodunit.

It was such a fun night!  We went with Blaine and Lisa and really enjoyed being with them there.  Here are some photos of the evening!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Halloween Recap

I didn't write about our Halloween!  I mostly would like to post the pictures that we have from Halloween....

The monday before Halloween, Danny and I took our own FHE to Cornbelly's corn maze and other various corn fun activities.  

Then, the next week, we carved our pumpkins!  We had to look fierce to take on the arduous task....


But, the fruits of our labour was great!  Danny carved a pumpkin of the Jedi Master Yoda, and I carved a pumpkin of Danny's face!  

Our Halloween costume was my idea, and I dressed Danny and I up as a team from my favorite show -- The Amazing Race!  We wore these awesome outfits and even had the show's theme song playing from a little speaker in our backpack!  It was a smash hit.

My little sister Kelly went as a gnome, so we claimed her as the Travelocity "Roaming Gnome" and snatched her up!

Overall it was a great holiday!  Great fun for me and Danny to spend our first Halloween together and look forward to many more in the future!


Friday, November 11, 2011

In a Toe Jam

Two weeks ago, I went into a Podiatrist to look at an ingrown toenail on my right foot.  Right then and there he said he could do some surgery to 1) cut out my existing ingrown toenail, and 2) cauterize the nail bed so it can never grow in as an ingrown toenail again.  Well, sign me up!  I have been having these problems for over 4 years!

The surgery only lasted a few minutes.  I had to receive 4 or 5 anesthetic shots straight into my toe, which hurt really bad.  Luckily, Danny was sitting by my side and held my hand (more like I squeezed his hand with a death grip).  Then, I could not feel a single thing!  The doctor put up a screen so I could not see what he was doing (phewf) so you'll have to ask Danny about the details.  But something like he cut out the nail piece, then drilled a hole into my nail-bed, dipped a Q-tip into some poison and shoved that several times into the hole.  Yep, felt nothing!  And now it has been 2 weeks and my toe is still bleeding or oozing quite a bit every day.

Since the first time was so much fun, I decided I would go get the other toe done!  Yesterday I did the same thing again,but on my left big toe.

Pretty awesome sight, eh?

Even though the surgery is not really a big deal, and even though the only pain is during the numbing and only lasts a few seconds, Danny still took these opportunities to care for me and pamper me.  Both times he set me up on the couch, made me dinner, gave me a foot massage, served ice cream, and watched a movie with me.  What a sweetheart.  It doesn't take much of an excuse for him to step up and be my prince.  I love him so much!  Thanks Danny for all you do for me.


Thursday, November 10, 2011

Temple Wednesday

Danny and I went to the temple yesterday.  What a great experience to get to go to the temple together!

We have both been very busy lately with our own projects in addition to wedding and marriage planning.  Danny has been very diligent in his studies and continues to amaze me with his intellect.  Seems that every other day he has some crazy exam, and then he aces it!  Every time!  Thanks babe for working so hard for our future family starting now.

I have my feet in a lot of things.  School, of course.  Intern for the Provo High Cross Country Team.  Practicum interning for Lakeridge Junior High School.  Education volunteer for the Museum of People and Cultures.  Campus Representative for the Disney College Program.  Teaching Assistant for Geography 120. Wow!  It is a blessing both of us are still afloat!

Wedding plans have been going great.  Looks like we are going to have a beautiful reception and open house.  Thanks again to all who are helping us with those.

Going to the temple truly is like taking a little vacation from daily responsibilities.  It is pretty much the only place you can and ought to check all your cares at the door.  And to be there with my eternal companion is even sweeter.

Hope everyone is having a great week!


Monday, November 7, 2011


Hi family and friends!

Danny and I have decided to start a blog -- a place where we can post photos and also updates on our lives!  We are counting down to our wedding right now (68 days) and trying to get everything ready while still passing our classes.  Thanks to everyone who is helping us with both!

We will try and make regular postings, so add us to your reader or check back often!