Sunday, October 3, 2010

Interesting Weekend

Event #1
Brad and I invited Rodney, Marja, and Alex to come up to Logan for the BYU vs. USU game. While Brad and a majority of the Logan were excited about the outcome of the game, needless to say the rest of were slightly nonplussed.

Event #2
Brad and I got to spend the two hours in between sessions of conference at Instacare because he split his big toe getting out of the shower. 2 hours and 5 stitches later is all patched up and ready to go. So much for a nice quiet conference weekend.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Update on our Lives and our house

The end of February saw Brad and I on our way down to New Mexico to visit my parents. We went to visit my niece Megan at her place of work at the Farm and Ranch Museum. The following pictures are of some of her coworkers.

We got together for a girls night at Melinda's house, the necessary things were there. Pizza, chocolate, a chick flick and lots of girl talk.

On our way back up to Logan we stopped in Cortez Colorado to visit a friend of Brad's. Jim and Brad got to be friends working together just after Brad came home from his mission. He now teaches high school spanish in Cortez.

Now all the fun of moving. NOT!!!! In case you don't know this already, moving is not fun. These are just a few of the pictures of that fun little adventure, but at least it didn't snow on us. So I guess I will have to be grateful for a small favor.

This is the family room of our house filled with the boxes and furniture. It does look a lot better now but I don't have any pictures of that yet.
The front living room filled with more boxes and random bits of furniture. The piano will reside in this room eventually.
Brad looking like we all felt by this point in the day. Tired and tired, even pizza only did so much to pep us back up.
The family room starting to look a little more room like and a little less garage sale. The accent wall was one of the first things we changed, it was originally an olive green color, so it got painted immediately. The red wall in the master bed room got painted the same color soon after.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Big Announcement. We are......

Buying a house!

Brad and I are about 2 weeks away from officially being home owners. These are pictures of the house that we are under contract for. It is out in Nibley, UT which is a small community a little south of Logan, which means a little closer to work for me. Further from work for Brad, but I think the big deep garage, and the primo finished basement has soothed that disappointment for him. I have a ton of other pictures for my reference and to show my family when we go down to visit them next week but I don't want to bore all you. As far as landscaping goes, under the snow there is grass and a sprinkler system, and we have 3 small trees in the yard. Wish us luck with the rest of the process, signing the paperwork, and moving.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

New Camera & trip to Grand Junction

The weekend before our snowboarding adventure I went down to Grand Junction to visit my friend Candy and her new baby. It was a fun trip and it also gave me a chance to use my new camera. Candy kept apologizing that the weekend wasn't as exciting as it could have been but it was everything I wanted. Relaxing, fun, and I got to hang with Candy and her two beautiful girls.
On my way down to Grand Junction I stopped in for a little visit with Erica and got a couple of pictures of her and her youngest munchkin. Aren't they beautiful.

And of course since it was Brad's idea to get me this camera I had to torture him and take pictures of him as well. Can't you see the excitement?

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Snowboarding Madman

Hail the Conquering Hero!
Brad and I went up to Beaver Mountain today to do a little snowboarding. This was the first time I had been on the slopes in about 2 1/2 years. Which is a crying shame, especially since I got a new board last fall before I went back to school in Colorado. Brad, after a little convincing, agreed to at least try snowboarding.
It took some convincing to get him out of bed, dressed, and out the door; however, he was a good sport about my enthusiasm. We signed Brad up for a first timers deal that provided his lesson, rental, and lift ticket for $50. The best part was that not only did he survive the lesson with a smile on his face, but we did 2 runs together before going home. He learned the fun of falling in powder and going "poof", and even admitted he wouldn't mind going snowboarding again. Even better my old snowboard is the right size for Brad so once we get him some boots and bindings he is all set.
Unfortunately we forgot the camera at home, but needless to say it was a great day, awesome snow conditions, not crowded, and Brad looked adorable in his new snow gear and hunter orange beenie.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Big Time Blog Slacker

Okay, so I am the worst blogger ever. Between working (what feels like all the time) and a computer that is terminally slow I am not the diligent in keeping our blog up to date. With the holidays over and a 3 day weekend in front of me I am taking the opportunity to craft an update.

Fortunately we did take pictures to document most of our adventures. In case I haven't informed everyone I have been working for Target since August. Let me tell you, until you have worked retail between Thanksgiving and Christmas you have not truly experienced the craziness of holiday shopping. Needless to say with me working retail and Brad in Law Enforcement our holiday observance was a little less then traditional, but we still had fun.

I hope you all had a Merry Christmas, and enjoyed the holiday season however you celebrated.

First up in the photo montage are from my birthday.

Mom thought that living in the frigid north I might enjoy and outdoor thermometer.

The newest addition to the Hansen Family Library Dan Brown's "The Lost Symbol", good book fairly anticlimatic ending.

Brad got me some new shoes for work, while practical they also have cute little flowers on the side, it helps to add just a little bit of whimsy when you are on your feet all day.

In November Brad and I took his sister down to the MTC to prepare for her mission to Sacramento California.One of my favorite parts about Christmas is making Christmas cookies for family and friends. I usually just make sugar cookies, but this year i decided to throw in a little family tradition. Angel thumbprint cookies from Brad's family and Biscochos from my family.

Brad got a kick out of how my culinary efforts covered the kitchen in treats. Of course in our little kitchen it isn't hard to cover every flat surface with cookies. The funnest part of the whole enterprise was delivering them to family and friends and getting the chance to chat and catch up.

This year in stead of buying our tree from a tree lot Brad and I got a permit and went up to Idaho and picked our own tree out of the forest. I was even the one who cut it down, the chainsaw refused to work for Brad, so I went old school and used the bow saw.

We spent Christmas Eve at Brad's parent's house, his niece Mia asked to use our little point and shoot digital camera. Brad gave her a few quick instructions and turned her loose. The following pictures were taken by a precocious 5 year old.

this is Mia using an old film point and shoot before for conning Uncle Brad out of our camera.

Me and Kat, playing games and eating treats.

The traditional reading of the Christmas story.

Brad's father

sister in law Caroline, and mom of the artistic Mia

Aunt Laurie

Cute little Mia with her adorable glasses and grin.

Christmas afternoon, Brad had to work until 3pm so we opened presents when he got home.

Evidently enjoying the stocking treats.

Checking to see if there is anything left to find.

Tamara gave Brad this adorable Santa hat, doesn't he look cute.

Brad totally faked me out. He had me open this set of presents in a certain order had me totally thinking that he was buying me supplies to clean up and accessorize my camera. The final present was a brand new digital camera Canon rebel T1i, along with a macro lens to play with.

Brad's DVD haul.

Brad's new wool coat that he looks quite dashing in.

Brad insisted I upload this video he shot of me opening my new camera.