Sunday, November 25, 2012


We have been having such grand adventures!

Last weekend we went to a work party at Billy's supervisor's house (he has 13 kids!!!) and it was great (tons of tongan food!) and made gingerbread houses/hiattlandscapepatio&gazebocombos

Then we went to Monroe! It was so fun and you can read the Carter's blog to know about it. Hot Pot Trot, good food, good bonding and cutest Carter kids. It was so fun, Billy loved Monroe and we will want to come again and again, so thanks for letting us come that time.

Thanksgiving break is now coming to a close, but we had fun while it lasted!

We went fishing.

We had very high hopes becuase we got all these recommendations and promises that we would catch tons from a Grounds guy and we were so pumped. 

But the day wore on, and even though the guys in the boat right next to us caught 10 and we even asked them to throw some of the bait they were using to shore so we could use it to (which they did)... 

...we still didn't catch anything :( it was pretty sad. But we had fun anyway.

Thanksgiving was great, we went to Rob's house and we stuffed ourselves then played Times Up! It was so funny, I discovered more of the Hiatt hilarity, which is quite hilarious.

Yesterday Billy and I also worked on our cars!

After Billy showed me how on one side, I changed my one brakes on the other!! I was so proud of it, and it was cool too.  

We also changed the oil in both cars, which was messy and fun.

School is about to start and it is going to be death for two weeks but then partying for four, so onward, ever onward!

And also here is a picture I forgot I uploaded but am glad I did!
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Sunday, November 11, 2012


From what I hear, I'm probably the only wife in the world crazy enough to let her husband leave on a dirt biking trip after only having been married 3 weeks.

But away Billy went, gallivanting with a bunch of other crazy fanatics in the desert of Green River.

He loved it! So it was ok that i was by myself for a little bit.

While he was gone, it SNOWED LIKE CRAZY here!

This branch the size of a tree fell from a huger tree overhanging our driveway. Thank goodness it fell on the truck and not the oldsmobile!

When he returned, we worked the game, which was fine until it was over and we went out to work and it started snowing. Kinda cool, though, cus Grounds got off the hook a little and didn't have to do as intense a job cleaning. Phew.

And then we made this beautiful snow arch! 

It was sweet!! We were so proud of it. But now, unfortunately, it looks like this:

Haha it was kinda hard to make so that it was super stable, but it was still so fun.

In other news,

Billy's mom got her puppy, whose name is Charlie and who is smaller than Doug's paw almost. So cute!

Thanksgiving! Christmas!

We love love our ward. It is so great!

I got to talk to Sarah!!! (kinda, she was online sending her emails the same time i sent her mine and so whether it was against the rules or not, we emailed back and forth for a little. It was awesome!! She is doing so great, and I love her so much)

We are doing great and are rather ebullient. Woo!
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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

This is a blog for Lise

I know you all love and adore Elise, but probably not as much as I do. So here is a blog of the pictures she never saw and for the gratitude I will never be able to sufficiently express to her.


Who knew peeking into that Wyview room long ago that we would end up such dear friends!? Providence!


You're the best, Lise. I can't thank you enough for the friendship i'll cherish forever. I hope you like these pictures! (I know my parents have even more!)
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