shy and i just recently celebrated our second year anniversary. there were so many things that helped us grow in our second year of marriage. the obvious big one is having our sweet little baby. having a baby definitely changes the makeup of a marriage. we were both raised so differently, so coming together on how to raise a baby has been a little challenging. there has definitely been arguments on what do when its bedtime, or dinner time, or bath time, or nap time ok you get it. although there have been disagreements, there has never been so much joy in our marriage. becoming parents has changed how we value spending time with each other. a night out with out the baby is like liquid gold. i love having time with just the two of us. it has helped us see how important taking time to do little things for each other is. for our anniversary we went up to salt lake and spent a night in the peer hotel. i begged shy ever since i saw that it was supposedly haunted. apparently the elevator is haunted by ghosts. it is the oldest hotel in utah and the elevator can only carry three people at a time, but it was perfect for us. in fact in the morning we were headed to breakfast, when we stepped on the elevator and hit the button i started thinking about the ghost when all of a sudden the whole room went black. the power went off for a split second and then i got all spooked and was glad to be leaving her here. for dinner we went and ate at la caille. we had eaten there once before in high school when he had taken me for my birthday. how a high schooler could afford a 200 dollar meal was beyond me, because we could barley afford it now. it was such an amazing dinner. the food was absolutely incredible. we felt so rich sipping our lemonade and eating such exquisite food. we sat out side and they have peacocks wandering around the grounds. one came up to our table and i could have died. one of my favorite parts was when they brought out a chocolate mousse plate that said happy anniversary with a sparkler on it. just another reason why i love shyer, he always makes things so special.
there are so many reasons why i am completely in love with shyer. he is everything that i am not, and i would like to say that i am the things he is not. alone we are not as much, but when we are together we are the perfect pair. he is the most service orientated person i know. constantly looking to help others, which i need help to do. he works so hard for our little family, often staying up late in the night to study, since he spent time with the two of us. everyone knows that if i don't get enough sleep i am like the troll in lord of the rings. shyler is always teasing me that i have such a child like faith that helps him remember what is important. i am so blessed to be sealed to my sweetheart for eternity. the best decision i ever did do was ask him to the sadie hawkins dance. love you to the moony moon moon, to infinity and beyond.
Monday, July 27, 2015
Sunday, July 26, 2015
murder. murder murder. yes, we love how to host murder parties. hannah threw one that was just, oh so fun. it took place in the 50's. which just so happens to be my favorite time period. ever. shy and i have actually have been quite busy lately and put our costumes off until an hour before the party. lucky for us we happened to have all we needed stashed away in our closet. shy and i were a couple named Cal and Pris. we were the nerdy, studous pair. which i think is fitting for one of us hee hee.
the decorations were perfect and it felt like we were in a real diner, sipping coke, eating onion rings and club sandwiches.
unfortunately i was in charge of dessert. i brought a cookie dough pie that just would't quite cook, so it was more like a soup. heaven knows i need some cooking classes. poor shyler either gets chicken and rice for dinner or pancakes. those are my two specialties.
after four rounds of trying to figure out which one of us murdered poor Rocky Roley, we finally cast our votes and all information came to light. yes folk, it looks like i married a murderer.
shyler, or should say Cal, killed that rockstar Rocky.
shyler, or should say Cal, killed that rockstar Rocky.
Saturday, July 25, 2015
things have been pretty crazy as of lately. shyler and our friend tyrel and have been taking over restaurant (with the help of my brother and father in law), in salem. it used to be called simply juicy, but with many changes it is now known as spry cafe.
restaurant (dang hard word to spell! same word i missed in the 4th grade spelling bee, always coming back to a haunt me!!) any ways, restaurant business is quite the busy beee business. we have been remodeling the cafe which really has taken weeks. my favorite part of remodel is the wood wall. we collected tons of free pallets and cut them apart to create the wall. i think it looks amazing and maybe someday, when we finally have a home to call our own, we may have a wall like it as well.
it is a fresh cafe, everything made is homemade. you can order smoothies, wraps, salads, or street tacos. no worries, if you have a sweet tooth there are cookies, tarts and delicious matilda chocolate cake that is to die for. sometime i feel like the chubby boy on matilda wanting a whole pan all to myself. we just had the grand opening of the cafe and the chamber of commerce came to do the ceremony where they cut the ribbon. it felt all official.
the two cute business owners together. i can't believe we have been friends for 10 years. look what can happen in ten years.
me with my cute hubby. sometimes i go and help when things get busy, and sometimes i go to snack when things get busy because everything is tasty tasty.
it has been fun to watch all of our hard work pay off and to see business double in profit.
maybe one day harper will work at the cafe, until then bottoms up with a delicious pina colada smoothie.