Thursday, May 29, 2008


Last Saturday we got together with Leslie, Tanessa, Devin, Mathias, Kelsey, Murry and Cheryl for a BBQ. We haven't hung out together for a really long time and we have missed them so much. We went to Leslies to eat dinner (we wanted to do the whole out doors BBQ but the weather didn't want us to for some reason, rude) Anyway. . . Leslie's house is so cute, she has always been a super decorator and gets an A on this one too. We had Devin and Tanessa's famous hamburgers and all the fixin's that go with it. We have a great time catching up with everyone and playing cars with Mathias who is sooooooo adorable. He is getting so big and so handsome. I just want to let you know how much we love you guys and how thankful we are to have you in our lives! Thanks for a fun evening. Lets be sure to do it again soon!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day!!!

We are so lucky to have 2 of the best mothers in the world.
My mom is one of my best friends, we have so much fun together. We love to go shopping, to lunch and to the temple. We love making cards together, baking sweets and talking. She has always been my biggest fan. No matter what I'm doing she cheers me on and thinks I'm #1. I love my mom so much and look up to here more than she will ever know. She was always teaching us through her example. She is constantly making bread or dinner for someone else. During christmas even when we didn't have much she was giving to some who had even less. She is truly a selfless person. If there is one thing she does better than anything else its got to be being a mother. I love you mom!!!! Thanks for all you do for me.

Emily and Mom
I also have a wonderful mother-in-law. She treats me like I'm her own daughter. We also have a fun time together. We love to drag Dylan to girl movies and shopping on my birthday. She taught Dylan to be a great gift giver, the love for reading, great rock and roll and science fiction. I couldn't ask for better. I sure love you Cheryl, happy mother's day!!!

Dylan and Mom

Like Emily said, we really are lucky to have great mothers. They support both of us in all that we want to do and I don't think that we thank them enough. My mom has always been a great example to me. She's worked hard and has succeeded in life. As Em already wrote, my mom taught me to love reading. There were many, many nights growing up where she would have to come and tell me to go to sleep because I'd stay up reading. She's always supported me in whatever it was I did. She came to almost every one of my football games in high school (even the ones away). She taught me to love music. We both share really eclectic tastes (from classical to country - and pretty much everything in between.) Also, I have a wonderful mother-in-law. She cares so much about her kids, sometimes she even goes into what I call "Momma Bear" mode - (one example: when Em and I were first married, Em had to go to the ER. The doctor there told us that he felt that Em was faking being sick because they couldn't see anything wrong. Man, I will never forget Em's mom telling that doctor what's up.) She supports us in what we want to do. She even supported me when I decided that I wanted to be a teacher and earn the big bucks! I love you both very much! Happy Mother's Day

Monday, May 5, 2008

Happy Anniversary!!!

Wow can you believe it has been 3 years!!! The time has gone by so fast. In the last 3 years we have had our ups and downs but the best part is that we have had each other to lean on through it all. Dylan is my soulmate, he knows more about me than I know about myself and loves me in spite of it all. Our friendship started in Jr. High over 10 years ago. We dated each other's friends and were always in the same group at dances but never each other's date. We were always close and our friendship never faded. After high school Dylan served a mission in California Spanish speaking. We started writing to each other every week and it continued even after I went on my mission. Those letters meant everything to me. It always seemed like his letters would come on a day I thought I couldn't do any more. He inspired me, encouraged me and most of all he truly Believed in me. After we both came home we hung out almost every day. I was going through a really hard place in my life and Dylan never left me. It took me a little longer than it took Dylan to realize that I wanted to spend the rest of my life with him but he always has been the smarter one of us. It was the best decision I've ever made and it is proven to me every day when I wake up next to my Best Friend.
Dylan thank you for never giving up on me, for always being there, and for always loving me! I thought it would be fun to do a little Blast from the Past and see how far we've come in the past 10 years!

Jr. High: We met in 9th grade through our friend Camille. We were each others 1st kiss and after that never dated till after our missions. (we needed some practice in the kissing area. It wasn't so great! lol)

High School: We never grew out of the "Dress UP" stage I guess. We had a lot of good times in high school!

Us on our missions we wrote to each other every week without fail. Dylan Served in Cali and I was in Korea. He was an awesome missionary and really helped me have the desire to serve a mission.

Dylan came home 4 days after me and didn't know I was home yet. (I came home due to my health) He was so surprised to see me, it was pretty funny.

This was my 22 birthday. We were not yet dating but he sure hung around a lot (lol) At this point we were just best friends and nothing more (or so I thought). We did most everything together , I don't know why it took me so long to see how Amazing it would be to date my best friend!!!

Once I figured it out we got engaged Jan 5, 2008. Dylan brought me chinese food and inside the fortune cookie it said "Will you marry me"? It was so cute! We drove around all night showing our families the ring!!!

What a wonderful day! It rained, snowed, and even gave us a little sunshine for a min or so. We got married in the Mount Timpanogos Temple at 10am. We had a fun and busy day and then a great party that night. We danced till we dropped! Thanks to our parents for a wonderful wedding.

10 things I love about Dylan
1. He always believes in me even when I don't believe in myself
2. He can always make me smile (even if I'm crying)
3. He is the Best gift giver (way better than me, ask my mom or sisters they'll tell you its true. I have to thanks my mother-in-law and sister-in-law for that they tough him all he knows)
4. He sings to me in the car. (he even dances to it's a real show!!!)
5. He helps me on all my photo shoots (what a good sport)
6. He never complains when I don't have dinner ready for him when he comes home
7. He usually lets me be right
8. He's the 1st to say he's sorry after we have a fight
9. He never tells me NO
10. He puts my socks on at night when I'm too cold to get out of bed and do it myself
Happy Anniversary babe!