Summer & Tyler

crazy in love...

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Tibble Fork

Posted by Summer

Although it was still too early for a proper hike, we managed to at least get up AF canyon for a some fresh air and a beautiful view. It's surprising how in a few minutes and a short drive can change the temperature so drastically. Last week it was the first sunny, 70 degree weather we've had and we wanted to get out of the house and be out in nature. Too bad, the roads to our hiking spot were closed, there was still snow on the ground, and as soon as the sun went down over the mountain we were frozen.

Winter, I am so over you.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

What I found on the internets today

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Ty as you all know is the go-to guy for pretty much anything. He's my personal IT, encyclopedia, comedian, and music guru. He just created his own blog for the person who loves to waste time learning useless but extremely entertaining things. I don't know how I'd survive without his fun emails and texts he sends me daily.

Check him out---you won't be disappointed and you'll get to know the workings of the mind I love so much!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

If only...

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I didn't have to include so many picture on each blog post, maybe I would have enough time to spend in photoshop and turn a drab picture like

and turn it into

{From our outing up AF canyon last week}

I'm not happy with my pictures lately and feel that they're boring and blah coming straight out of the camera. I know I should spend more time working on them but it takes so long to post as it is.
I'm also frustrated and my Canon is feeling a bit neglected. Maybe because it's been winter and we've been stuck inside for months and I haven't really had the chance to take my baby on many one on one outings. I need to step it up and finish my photography classes but where and when will I find the time?! Sometimes I feel like there are so many things I want to do that I can't focus properly on any one of them. That's probably the slight ADD in me talking though.

See what spring resolutions are rumbling around in my brain?

*Finish photography and photoshop classes
*Finish off my punch card at Center Stage (dancing!)
*Spring clean my office and get my misc craft projects in order
(genealogy stuff, make cards, finish travel scrapbook and our first year together)
*Take at least 1 paragliding lesson with Ty each month (just scheduled our 2nd one for May-we're so stoked. :)
*Work out no matter how miserable I feel (off to a good start-I used the eliptical for 40 minutes while watching Dark Knight after work today! Holy cow, it's a miracle.
*Turn our first blog year into a book--much more work than I thought it was going to be but it will be so worth it when I'm done. Check out to make your own.
*Remember not to use so many exclamation points in my writing. I annoy myself sometimes but I feel like I need to get my excitement across somehow. :)
*Learn how to sew. I'm not sure why, but I always dreaded sewing anything and only did it when I had to, like my pointe shoes. My mom tried to teach me on numerous occasions when I was younger but I don't think I was patient enough. Now that I'm almost 30 maybe I can give it another go? I envy all you girls who are crafty and can make your own pillows, drapes, and baby bedding. Love it all.

I'd better get started...

Sunday, April 25, 2010

What a Woman Wants

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Last Saturday Kierstin and I met up with Jennie for the "What a Woman Wants Expo." As to be expected it was everything from waxing and breast augmentation, to cutesy homemade aprons and headbands. Kierstin walked away with a free facial while I of course got a 20% off coupon for injections that I'll never use. Ah, well-I still had a great time.

After we went to Sweet Tomatoes for lunch. For some reason I've been obsessed with that place from the first time I had dinner there. Maybe it's their incredible blue cheese dressing or mouth watering blueberry muffins, but I can't get enough of it. It's where most of our girl time takes place when the three of us get together.
{You can't really tell from this angle but Jennie's so cute and pregnant right now!}

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Amy Winehouse

Posted by Summer

Yet another reason not to do drugs...

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Today's ditty of a hailstorm

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Home Sweet Home

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My parents just accepted an offer and could be moving out as soon as next month. Unbelievable. They just listed it last week!

It is what it is and has needed to happen for quite some time, but even with that knowledge, it still doesn't really prepare you to say goodbye to the house you've called home since kindergarden, and for your family dynamics to change so drastically. Not sure where they will be moving to yet, but I know for certain I can't convince them to move up to Utah. Snowy weather and the Tanakas don't jive at all. I wish they were able to come up to see the Tulip Festival at Thanksgiving Point-then they could see we can grow gorgeous flowers here after all. We were supposed to go tonight but this crazy weather! 70's yesterday to hail and flooding today. Ty shot some footage of it that I'll have to have him post later.

Anyways, I had to share these pics--I laughed because the photographer happened to have left out my old room. It's still the pink, black, and flowery outdated disaster that I left it in. I don't blame him. Cool back in the 90's but now it's utterly horrendous. I'm going to miss it.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Can every day be Saturday?

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Ty took me on a date to see a few of my favorite things 2 weekends ago...animals at the petting zoo, the dinosaur museum, and his cousin's BYU Ballroom concert (I miss dancing so much!)

It was fab day.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Quack, Quack

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and Happy Late Easter!

A few things I learned this Easter:

#1 Do not shred your potatoes for your cheesy potato dish for the family party without soaking them in water after. They will turn BLACK! Don't say I never warned you. Otherwise your wife will be driving to the store to get the "normal" hashbrown type that she usually sticks to, while you stick your nasty black potatoes in the oven to see if you can "bake" and revive them. It doesn't matter if they taste fine because I don't think anyone will want to try your black cheesy casserole. Sorry honey....

#2 You can buy baby ducks for super cheap and then let them back into the wild when they are old enough. They are the cutest things I have ever seen and I will most definitely have some when I get that farm someday!

#3 How much I miss California for this Holiday. It was too cold to even go outside to watch the kids hunt for their eggs...there's something not quite right about waking up to snow on this holiday.

#4 That I really love to bake.

#5 Conference never ceases to be amazing.

I'm also extremely impressed with the New Family Search site for family history work from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. If you thought genealogy was as difficult and intimidating as I did before, you are going to love this! Check it out--It's 100x better than before and it's getting me motivated.

I feel yet another hobby stirring within me...I already have too many but I can't help myself.

Hope everyone's Easter was relaxing and enjoyable as ours spent at Ty's Aunt Ann and Uncle Bob's!