Sunday, December 28, 2008

Home Sweet Home

It has been a while! We both have been pretty busy with the holidays. I hope everyone had a great Christmas! It is nice to be home with everyone. Here's a little update on things that have been happening...
We survived finals! Yay! We left Rexburg Friday night with Daniel and Drew and they dropped me off in Salt Lake to stay the night with Darcy before my flight home in the morning. Then he left for the long journey home... They drove straight home without stopping for sleep (yuck!). They even drove through a snow storm and had a flat tire at 4 in the morning! But made it home safely Sunday afternoon. 
Anthony started work Monday morning at Morgan and Morgan P.A. He is a runner for the branch here in Atlanta. 
Christmas was great! We had Christmas Eve dinner at my parents house and then Christmas day dinner at Anthony's house. It was delicious! 
We must have been pretty good this year too. Because Anthony got a new suit and some more clothes, yay! And I got a camera, and a much needed wedding planner! Anthony got me a beautiful necklace and some comfy slippers, Thanks everyone! 
My family (my mom, dad, Derek, and Darcy) all left for Florida on Saturday morning. It was Darcy's birthday the next day. Happy Birthday Narce! It was nice celebrating with her. 

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Finals Week

This week has consisted a lot of this...  and this... and this... 

Monday, December 8, 2008

Island Park

Last Saturday Anthony, Ben, Aubree and I went to Island Park. Ben finished building a house down there and we all went to clean it for a little extra cash. The house was awesome! Anthony was fascinated by its seven full bathrooms! One for every bedroom and an extra one upstairs. It took awhile to clean but it was fun working with everyone. It had a BEAUTIFUL backyard view. There was a lake that was frozen over with mountains towards the back. Neither me nor Anthony have ever walked on a frozen lake before... So we decided to go walk on it. It was so cool! Kinda scary at first, especially when you could hear it cracking, but it was cool! We were out there around sunset so we got some great pictures. The quality isn't very good because we took them from my phone, but its okay. 
Me and Anthony

Anthony "walking on water" 

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Thanksgiving Break

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! It was so nice for us to have a whole week off of school! I cannot tell you how needed it was! 
Last Friday Anthony's parents sent us to go celebrate for our engagement. So we drove down to Idaho Falls and went out to eat at Olive Garden. Thank you! It was great! 
Then on Saturday we went to Cress Creek Nature Trail. We went with Anthony's brother Daniel, my roommate Aubree, and her boyfriend Ben. They are always fun to hang out with. It is about a 20-30 minute drive from Rexburg and it was really cool! The trail was about 2 miles and it had a great view from the top of the mountain. It overlooked the 
Snake River as it winds through the lower snake river valley. We also stopped by Big Judd's on the way and got some ice cream, yummy! 
On Monday we went apartment shopping. We walked around Rexburg for about two hours but we made some great progress. I'm so glad Anthony is on top of all of this stuff or we would probably be living in a cardboard box during the summer. 
Wednesday we drove to my grandparents lodge in Altonah, Utah, and we met up with some of my immediate family; Darcy, Derek, Scott, Katie, and my little nephew Luke. It was great seeing them for the holidays. Thursday was great!  We had a delicious Thanksgiving dinner and got to relax while we were there. Thanks again Grandma and Grandpa! 

Now its back to school... 

Sunday, November 23, 2008

The Proposal

 As most of you know Anthony and I got engaged this past Wednesday! Yay! Here's the scoop on how he did it...
 Earlier this week he asked me if I wanted to go on a date with him on Wednesday. I had my suspicions because we usually don't really make plans till about 10 minutes before we actually do something. BUT! My roommates had me totally convinced that he wasn't going to ask me till after the break.
 So he picked me up after his class Wednesday night. (He has class till 6:45 on Monday and Wednesday... yuck!) He took me to New Fongs, a local Chinese restaurant. We got a TON of food- I'm still eating the leftovers- and it was really yummy! Afterwards he told me that he wanted to go for a walk, so we drove to a place where we go often. 
There is a paved pathway following a river with a tree at the end that we carved our initials into.
 As we came to the end of the trail there were tons of candles and a blanket set up for us around the tree. I asked him what was going on and his reply was, "I don't know..." with the biggest smile on his face. We sat on the tree for a little bit talking and he started saying sweet things to me like how he wants to spend forever with me and h0w much he loves me. He got down on one knee and right when he did I started crying. He said more sweet things and then asked me to marry him. Of course I said yes! 
 He gave the most beautiful ring and we picked up one of the candles to look at it more closely but what we didn't realize was that we were pouring melted wax all over our clothes! It was funny. 
 We walked back to the car and there were a dozen red roses in the front seat waiting for me! They were beautiful! 
 Then we went back to my apartment to drop off the roses and to show off my new ring to my roommates! 
 After we left we went to the tennis courts at Porter Park (this is where he got my number last fall semester) and we bundled up in blankets and toasted with some sparkling cider and paper cups!  
 He did such a great job! I am so blessed to have him in my life. I am excited to be able to spend forever with him and I am looking forward to getting to know him better. I love you Anthony! 

 Thanks to everyone who helped make this night so special! Y'all are great!