Friday, January 20, 2012

Grand Targhee

Grand Targhee is a Family tradition that I love. I look forward to it every single year. We have taken the past two years off due to a wedding, and other stuff. We were all very excited to go again this year. We figured this was our 12th trip up to Targhee. We hope that the tradition continues. We ski and board hard every day, take a short lunch break, then back at it again, eat, play games, BINGO, swim, and just enjoy each others company. We stayed in the condos this year which was really nice. We all had our own bed, and were right by the lift which was perfect. The snow was amazing! We had pure powder every day. My family went up Wednesday night, but due to school I had to leave a date later which was torture. I was grateful though that I got to go up at all.
Targhee is beautiful to me. I love it when you get to the top of the lift, and get to look out on the Valley. It is gorgeous. Especially on a really clear day. The older we get the more fun we have because we can all go down just about anything.
Tyler and I
Kyle and Shea
I think my mom was exhausted what do you think? We are all pretty warn out by the time we come in each day, but are ready for more the next day.
Jensen had a swim meat that he had to prepare for so the boys were great about going and swimming laps each day. I think it was more a party then actual swimming laps. I forgot my suit so I didn't get to join in the fun. I have so many memories of running and jumping in the snow and then running to the hot tub as your body tingles. My family has so many amazing memories at Targhee. It is what we like to call Disneyland.... aka the happiest place on earth.
Kyle was up and ready to go before the lifts opened.
This is a person I like to call STELLA. Yes, she is the life of the party!!!
Dad and E John
J, Kyle, and I
My sweet parents who work so hard so that our family can do fun things like this. I am so grateful for them, and for the many traditions our family has. I still can't beat my old man down the hill. Pretty impressive eh!!
Shea and KJ.... Next year we will have another little one with us!!
J and his new attire. He looks pretty good if ya ask me!
Easton did great this year!! He took a lesson the first day and then was ready to tear it up. He will go down just about anything. I was so proud of him.
Me and my new attire... I look pretty good if ya ask me!!
We had such a great trip! We were really nervous about going because the snow was supposed to be very good, but oh were we wrong. It snowed every single day. We were blessed with POWDER every day! It was such a beautiful thing. There is no place like Targhee. We are lucky to spend it with such great friends. The Larsons, Petersons, and the Morleys. We missed the Whitt clan this year. Hopefully next year we can all be there!!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Date Night With Shea and Kyle

So my dating life lately is well... NON EXISTENT!! So Shea and KJ being the great people they are took me on a date. We had such a great time. It was one of the funnest dates I have been on. No stress about trying to impress someone, no stress about the doorstep scene, no stress about what a great bowler I am, no stress about dancing in the front seat and embarrassing myself, and no stress about having to deal with a dumb boy again!! We had a great time. We went bowling, and then to Roxberry my favorite!! Let's just say I am a great bowler, and totally dominated. Okay, we all know that is a lie. I think I got the lowest score, but had a great time loosing.
I am grateful for my amazing sister. The last couple of months we have gained such a stronger relationship. I am grateful to have her in my life. Isn't she beautiful?
These two earn the best brother and sister award. Thanks you two for always putting up with me, and including me. There is never a dull moment when us three are together. Shea has learned to sit in the back seat because she is embarrassed with our amazing car dances. I think we also get the biggest DORK AWARD!! KJ is the older brother I always wanted. He is so good to me, and to my family. I can't imagine my life without him in it. Sure do LOVE you BOTH!!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Highlights of 2011

2011 was a great year. Full of lot's of good memories, trials, newness, adventures, sorrows, new friends, new roommates, dumb boys, more dumb boys, and the list goes on and on.....
Ten Highlights from 2011
-Finding out that I am going to be an AUNT in July of 2012
-Getting into Nursing School at MATC, and completing my first semester of Nursing School
-Getting to talk to my Brother two times on the phone, and realizing that in just 5 months he will be home. I am not counting down at all.
-Coloring my hair BROWN
-My Best friend in the WHOLE WIDE WORLD getting married
-Continuing working at Labor and Delivery (Going on FOUR Years, and I still love it)
-Completing my first Triathlon
-Running a Half Marathon with Shea, Kyle, Mom, and Kim
-Three amazing trips to Lake Powell
-Finally Breaking up with my Boyfriend of 3 years, and finally realizing that I deserve the BEST!!
-Realizing I have the best FAMILY a girl could ever ask for!!
-Becoming a Relief Society Teacher and getting the opportunity to learn and grow, and strengthen my testimony.
2011 was a great year!! 2012 HERE WE COME!!