Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Finals are done, and family came to visit us!!!

The last couple weeks have been so much fun!!! Hadley had 3 weeks of finals, and took his last one on the 15th. So he completed his first year of podiatry school, yay! (He did amazing too, i might add. I'm so proud of him.) My sister Angie, and her husband Josh and 3 of their kids came out to visit that same day. We have been playin like crazy ever since. They got to stay for about 5 days, and it was so much fun to have them here. We wished they could have stayed longer. It went by way too fast. We didn't take very many pictures while they were here, cuz we were constantly going or playing, but i managed to get a few. We went to Cedar Point with them, and rode the rides till basically all of us were sick. Poor Josh was sick from the start, so it couldn't have been very fun for him, but all the rest of us had a good time. Dax and Toj are twins, and they wanted to go on every ride. They were sad when we told them we were going to leave. They kept saying, c'mon, just one more ride, plleeaaase! And poor little Javin, he is 4 years old, and was too short to ride most of the rides that we rode. We snuck him on one ride though (actually they just never checked), and he was so excited he got to ride with us. When the worker came around to see if we were strapped in, he sat up real tall "so they would think he was bigga," as he explains it.

These guys are hilarious, they saw Snoopy and took off and just climbed on up, perfectly posing for pictures. We didn't even have our cameras out, but they looked so cute, we had to hurry and bust out the cameras. They were tons of fun to have around, and I'm so glad that they got to come with their parents. We missed their little baby Magnum, but at least we get to see him in July!

Here's Josh and Had. They were too pooped, and had to take a little nap as Ang took her kids on some of the little tike rides in Planet Snoopy.

We also got to go to Kirtland with them. We had a little picnic there, then took a tour with a longwinded missionary, then headed over to the John Johnson farm. This is where Joseph Smith was ripped out of his bed and then tarred and feathered. The day after he was tarred and feathered, he came back and preached from this front step. This is one of the places that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ appeared to Joseph Smith. It was amazing to be standing in the same room as they were, feeling the Spirit so strongly. So cool!

We had so much fun going everywhere with them, playing games until we forced ourselves to go to bed, laughing, eating, and just hanging out with them. Thanks for coming guys, and thanks again for everything. We love ya!!!

Friday, May 2, 2008

4 Year Anniversary

I can't believe it's been 4 years already, and yet i can barely remember what my life was like before Hadley was a part of it. We've been friends since we were freshmen in high school, and ever since then, he has always been in my life. We started hanging out a little after high school but mainly just played a lot of basketball together, then we started actually dating after his mission. We had only been dating for 2 weeks, and already people were predicting that we would get married. We love spending time together, and have so much in common. I can definately say that he is my best friend! In the past 4 years, we have moved 4 times, had 2 miscarriages, finally have a child to hold, visited each of my siblings houses that live throughout the country, swam with dolphins, won a coed basketball league, played coed softball together for 3 summers, drove across the country, been to too many basketball games to count, laughed a ton, argued a little, played like crazy, worked hard (mainly Had did the hard work, I just worked), got a bachelor's degree, survived most of the 1st year of podiatry school, played a ton of sports, traveled all over the country by plane, car, and truck, have learned so much from each other and others, and I can't wait to create so many more memories with this amazing person.
So happy together!