Thursday, April 28, 2011

warning:picture overload.

easter weekend was so relaxing. it was sooo nice to have a real weekend rather then working through my weekend and being with family in nana's cozy cabin

first day:

boys went fishing, nana & grandpa relaxed at the cabin, mom, dad, j & i went to tonto bridge

mom dad and the j pattee's

love this view!
love my little mommy.
picnic lunch inside the cave

oh so pretty! mom now has an embarrasing story:
justin and i were walking behind her and all of a sudden we see her put her arm around a strange guy and cuddling up.. i was like mom, what are you doing.. she freaked out and told him that she thought he was her husband who was ahead. he thought she was his wife. oh how funny it was. i wish dad would've seen it.

easter morning was perfect.

after church

oh how we love our sis and g

our skirts we made on sister day! oh, so fun!

butters, the chipmunk came for a little visit. (okay maybe a three hour one) this was husbands FAVORITE part by far. he's such an animal lover. and the little guy was so friendly and oh so hungry!

they made it look so easy and fun..
yes, my husband's holding my hand down cause the second earlier i pulled away right as the little chip munk was going to take the food. what can i say?
after that, i just wanted to watch.

next up: easter egg hunt

boy did they go all out. we had strings that we had to wrap up and go all across the woods to find the end, then we could start the hunt..

this year there were $200 dollars in all of the eggs combined. this resulted in:


and climbing

this was alot harder than it looks. .

after seeing g's scratches up his arm, i had no problem getting a little boost:)

we hit the jackpot! $64 dollars and a basket of candy and bubbles

oh, and edible rubber duckies (white chocolate) couldn't resist..

these were monster bubbles!


jakes got the moves while blowing bubbles.

the shirt says it all. i do love my hubby. however i love beating him in games more.. i beat him twice and both times were quite the come backs!
oh how we love ATV rides.

thank you cabin for being oh so good to us.
such a romantic place for us since pine is the proposal place for us.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

easter pageant

was amazing

{esp. with my man.}

it was such a wonderful experience sitting up close. we lucked out and got 4th row in the middle section. the people next to us got there 3 hours before the pageant started, we came an hour early. it pays off only having two people :)

we are so thankful that we have such a loving savior who was born in such a humble way, lived a perfect example and died for us that we could repent by using the atonement and live with them again.

let us remember the real reason we celebrate easter.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

4 months down

forever and ever to go.

4 months today & i love LOVE love being married to my jp. i don't believe people who say the first year of marriage is hard. i will however believe people who tell me that the first year of residency is hard. the only reason it will be "hard" is because i won't see my husband hardly at all. it will be worth it in the end.

i love how when life gets that much harder it makes you that much stronger.

we are moving in 2 months.
ohio, we are getting ready for the adventure we know you will bring us.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011


husband had a week off, so we decided to take advantage and go to cali!

first day: the happiest place on earth. yay!!

{he hadn't been since sixth grade, needless to say i was his tour guide.}

happy wife, happy life! right??!

tower of terror! his favorite ride ever. i'm pretty sure i screamed the whole time, while his arms were in the air enjoying every second..we rode twice:)

san fran bridge
jealous much?!

-maybe i should've told husband, he's a lego? so close to getting the sword in the stone out. dang.. oh how we loved the mickey rollar coaster such an amazing view from up high! we waited the longest wait for space mountain.. after an hour and thirty, husband got his phone out and played angry birds. :) i love his concentrated face.

we looved space mountain. so worth the wait.

during the ride. me:"i saw a shooting star" him:"i saw a disco ball." hahah

i might have been the first to laugh during space mountain instead of screaming.

thanks to the hubster. i think this face means he's kinda sick of taking pictures.. hahah

oh how i loved the world of color show. my favorite was ariel. i sang part of your world, while hubby wrapped his arms around me. i felt like i was a five year old living the dream

husband said "woah, that was just like the balagio show, but on pixie dust."

i love how funny he is, he makes me laugh always.

we couldn't make it til midnight. our legs were noodles. oh, so worth it!!

--next day we weren't sure what we were going to do besides church. this is why i love going on vacations with my man. he loves exploring and we always have such a fun spontaneous day!

we loved going to church in l.a and across the street was the temple.

we were in awh. it is huge and so so beautiful!

we decided to check out beverly hills. first timer! no. i do not have a louis vitton or a dog and i'm doing juuust fine.. i may have gotten a few stares because i was walking around in my target shoes and thrift store purse. hahaha

we were amazed by the houses.

people say i look like nicole kidman..

and people say he looks like tom cruise.

kidding :) he's more attractive.

i may be a little biased though.

drove up to see the hollywood sign! i just love us.

suuuch a beautiful view. we loved how green it was

we went to malibu and had our own private beach at sunset. it was PARADISE.

i realllly could've stayed there forever.

LOVED what i caught him writing in the sand

the next day we rented bikes and rode into hunington beach. this may sound wierd, but i crave riding bikes on the boardwalk. it's so relaxing.

we enjoyed watching the surfers surf.

my pro biker

my favorite thing to do.

we ended the trip by grabbing yogurt at yogurtland. mm

& a special thanks to all the random people who took pictures of us.

dear california:

we might not see you for awhile considering ohio is way longer than 5 hours away. until then..