Summer & Tyler

crazy in love...

Sunday, August 22, 2010

No, not one.

Posted by Summer


This must be a milestone for me because I (nor Tyler) took one single picture from last weekend. Unfortunately, we both were complete stress cases. Funny how that works. Eloping to Vegas a year and a half ago was the craziest, funnest (not a word I know but I still like to use it), most unlike us thing ever, but somehow was perfect and stress-free in every way. No matter that we were gross and tired from driving 6 hours and didn't have a thing planned out except a hotel reservation, it was a wonderful and special moment just between the two of us. But we've been looking forward to getting sealed since the day we knew we wanted to be together forever, and that event is really what this whole marriage thing is all about. I wish I could have been more relaxed though, and as I have already pointed out, planning these types of things really gets my heart rate up. Thankfully, the reception could not have gone any better. It turned out beautifully, and thanks to all the help of our family and the Monroe's, our celebration was a success!

Luckily Amanda, my sister-in-law took her usual great pics so we have some to share before we get our professional ones back.
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{I love this pic of the Brufords this past winter. I just had to put it up.}

I am sooooo very grateful for those that were able to make it to support us. I didn't realize how much it meant to me for my friends and family to be there until I realized that only a handful of people actually could on my side. I was an emotional wreck the week prior...some disappointment, but mostly because I was/am so thankful for Tyler and the amazing husband that he is to me. I couldn't imagine having a better best friend in the entire world to spend eternity with. How we could be more and more in love each day is beyond me, and I feel so blessed that we found each other when we did!

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Dudley's new do and fetching evidence

Posted by Summer

Duds was in desperate need of a shave. It has been consistently 90+ degrees out and I was feeling like a bad mother trying to torture her kid by going out with a snow suit on and making them play a game of catch.


Duds is happy about this change, but Tyler is in BIG trouble though. A few days prior the breeder came over to pluck out 3 whiskers for a DNA test and to check up on us, give us coupons for food, and to give us grooming instructions...specific instructions mind you to let the groomer know what they are not supposed to do to a doodle. He came home looking like a Dalmatian with a sunburn and his tail hair shaved completely off....oooh big, big trouble.

I'm still trying to forget about the 7 times last week that he's pooped in the house when he knows better, but cleaning up feces is a hard task to put out of mind when we just barely had the carpets cleaned. Love this guy but being a dog owner is so difficult. He is gaining more confidence but is starting to scare the little neighbor children by barking and chasing them off while maintaining a bit of distance. He's a little bugger right now. Check back with us next month...our shock collar is coming and we can't even tell you how excited we are. Is that terrible or what?

Here he is finally playing fetch! We've been working so hard on him to be like a normal dog/puppy but he's definitely surpassed our expections.



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Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Dog Days

Posted by Summer

We took advantage of our new pup and the beautiful day and headed over to Thanksgiving Point for all things dog. If you don't like animals, this was sure to change your mind. Everyone brought their pets, from little hairless mexican dogs to big danes and great pyreneese. They had a water distance jumping contest that Roca would have gone nuts over, and an obstacle course that I think would be great for Duds when he gets older and more obedient. He sure is a fast one.


It was a whole lot of fun, and I think Dudley came away from it a better and more sociable puppy. He even was hooked up with a cute red, white, and blue bandana.

They had a dog training show and Ty and I were called up to be volunteers...check out the videos below. I wouldn't want that dog charging at me!

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Sunday, August 01, 2010

28th

Posted by Summer

My birthday this year was pretty relaxing and besides all of the excitement being 1 year closer to 30, it was a really great weekend. Ty took me to Franck's on Saturday night, a french restaurant who's known for the best meat loaf around. Meat loaf you say? Yuck! That was the first thing that came to mind too, but everyone who I had talked to said it was divine. I chose to stick to something a little safer with the chicken, but ohhhhhhhh, I was SO wrong. I spent the whole evening coveting Ty's meatloaf and because he's such a sweetheart and loves to share with his wife, he let me eat half. :) It was that good. Slow braised veal, chicken, & pork over mashed potatoes in a lavender blueberry sauce. Yum.



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Then on Memorial Day, my actual b-day, we took our 3rd paragliding lesson. It keeps getting better and better. It was a great flying day and I got higher than I've ever been, and I stayed up forever. The feeling is incredible, and we're definitely hooked. 7 more lessons and then ground school until we'll have our pilot's license. I can't wait for our next one-we're taking lesson #4 while we're in Hawaii in a month!

The video starts a little slow because the wind was so strong that morning that I could barely stay on the ground pre-takeoff without some assistance. You can see that once he lets me go I'm airborne almost immediately. What they're called are thermals, which gives the wing constant lift, and if you stay in the right spot, you could technically stay up for hours. Too bad I have to come down sometime so he can keep an eye on, and give his other students a chance. Time seems to go by too quickly up there!