Jordan and Makenzie. Utah couple photography.

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This man of mine.

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I love this man of mine. I love that he let’s me take pictures of him whenever the mood strikes me.  He’s such a good sport.  And have I mentioned he’s really quite handsome?  The older we grow together the more handsome he becomes.  I have said this to him a quite few times and he just shakes his head at me.  It’s the truth!  I love you Gregory.

And I also love that my man is going to be slightly embarrassed of this post!  😉  And tomorrow we are off for the long weekend to play with family in Park City.  Woot!  Have a great weekend everyone.

Anniversary date.

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(Us dropping off our little one off to Grandma Nana for our anniversary date)

A couple of weekends ago, Greg and I celebrated our sixth year of marriage!  Since last year we took a big trip to San Diego for our anniversary, we decided to have a low key anniversary date.  We went to the Chang’s (P.F. Chang’s, I kept calling it the Chang’s for some reason.  It just sounded right.) and then went to the most romantic movie out at the theatre at the time, Charly.  HA!  Just kidding.  We went to the new Bourne movie.  It was pretty good and there is nothing like intense action scenes that puts you in a romantic mood. 😉

The next day we went to Seven Peaks like we were teenagers again since Madre was still watching the little one.  And that was our hot anniversary weekend!  Woowee I don’t think they get any more exciting than that!

All kidding aside, it was extremely nice just to relax and spend time with Gregory.  Life gets busy and then I start to miss our good old dating days when we were teenagers and had nothing else to do with our lives really than spend time with each other…  And maybe kissing was involved too.  Dates like this put us back to where we started and I love that.

Hey Gregory,

Take a quick look at the life we have created for the past six years together, just in case you forgot:
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Pretty beautiful isn’t it? And I wouldn’t change one thing.  August 10, 2006 was a perfect day to start our lives together.
Happy Anniversary Gregory!

You’re in love.

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Getting ready for bed can sometimes be quite distressful for Lydia most nights. And the awfullness that is getting ready for bed starts as soon as I make her get out of the tub. She gets very angry and pouts nakedly on the floor of her room. Then I finally convince her to put on jammies. And then comes the brushing of her teeth. She kinda hates this 50 percent of the time. She decided this was a night to hate the cleaning of her teeth. So I left that part up to Greg!
Greg took her to the bathroom and started to brush. I heard her cry and protest from her bathroom. Greg finally settled her down. I went to the bathroom to comb her hair and see what Greg did to settle her down. I found Lydia watching a disney video on Greg’s phone with old tears running down her cheeks. I expected to see Greg kind of annoyed but instead I saw him smiling. He turned to me and said,
“Isn’t she beautiful? I mean, even when she is crying still so beautiful!”
Then looked back at her and kept brushing those teeth of hers happily.
I then asked, “You’re in love with her aren’t you?”
He just smiled even bigger and kept brushing.
And that made me fall in love even more with Greg.

Magic moments.

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Greg and I have had several magical moments in the journey of our relationship. You know, like the first time we said I love you, the night he returned home from his mission and we kissed under the stars, the moment he proposed, our wedding day(and night! Nudge,nudge,wink,wink! Oh gosh, I shouldn’t have typed that but it’s too funny to erase now), the day we found out we were pregnant, and the evening we had Lydia.
These moments felt so magical and I get butterflies still thinking about them. I used to think these moments are what defined us. Those moments are what builds our marriage. Which they certainly do but to an extent. But these are the moments that everyone else can see too. Getting married, having a baby, etc. You know, all the happy stuff.
Then we have run into moments in our life that aren’t so magical. Some moments that downright stink(I would use the word suck, but I hate the way that word looks, anyways you get my point). The moments where we just looked at each other and think,”really, why is this happening to us?”
So we hold each other, we talk it out, we eventually start making one another laugh at our misfortune, and find a fun distraction(whatever that may be! Nudge,nudge,wink,wink! Seriously, I have got to stop). I find that in these times of down right heartache we come together and end up feeling uplifted. We are strengthen. We are stronger!
Even though everyone can’t “see” these moments because we have nothing to show for it, we know our marriage is better. Our marriage is stronger and something we hold even more sacred than before because of these moments. And even though I would like to say a lot of swear words thinking of our heartaches, they are moments I will always remember because we got through them together to make us better than we were before.  Those are the moments that have truly defined us.

P.S. That picture of us was taken by our wonderful friend Natalie Bennion.  Thanks again Natalie!

Kade and Jasmine.

It is my pleasure to present to you my brother Kade and his fiance Jasmine!  We are so excited to see these guys get hitched in December.  My family couldn’t be happier to welcome in Jasmine to the family and have somebody to finally take care of Kade for us!  😉 I say that with love brother.  They really make a beautiful couple and they are perfect for each other.
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