Wednesday, September 24, 2008

September 23rd our 2 year anniversary!

Yesterday was our 2 year anniversary. It was amazing! Jon had the day off from work. I didn't take the day off because I thought that we weren't going to be able to do anything because I have school on Tuesdays nights. But on Monday after I had received some flowers at work from Jon, he asked if there was anyway I could skip school just this once. I was able to too but I did need to go and turn in my homework. Then he asked me if I could get the day off. By my work of magic I was able to get Anna to cover my phone day and Mary A. to let me have the day off. Monday night Kelly and I went to our trainer and that is when I found out that Kelly knows everything that Jon was going to do the next day. But she wouldn't unzip her lips and tell me anything. So I went home to finish my homework and went to bed anxious to know what was going to happen the next day. I woke up the next day and Jon tells me to go and get my hair cut and my nails done. So I was able to get Brooke to do my nails at 3:30. And I was lucky I was able to get that appt with her. She is always completely booked! :-) So I went to go and get my hair cut at Supercuts where there was only one girl working. And come to know she was really good friends with My younger brother Garrick. She did a great job on my hair, I love it! I only cut three inches off and it's still long. After I got my hair done, Jon and I went and washed his car, which Jon got the pink and blue wax foam all over him and his clothes. We went to lunch with our good friend Matt and his almost girlfriend Rachael at the Olive Garden. Once lunch was over Jon went home and I went to my nail appt with Brooke. I love my nails! She did a FANTASTIC job! After my nail appt I went and dropped off my homework. While my nail appt and dropping off my homework Jon got his haircut. We went out to lunch to Goodwood, had an amazing dinner, and an amazing raspberry and blackberry cobbler with ice cream. We walked over to Famus Footwear to use my gift cards from work and to get me some new shoes. I was able to get two pairs of shoes. . some work shoes and new workout shoes. Then Jon and I went to Wal-Mart, after Famous Footwear, to get his anniversary present. Which he only picked out and we didn't get. We get home and Kelly and Anthony come over after Kelly gets off of school. Kelly and I were suppose to go to the mall to get my next present, an new outfit. But Kelly didn't get off school and to my house till 8"30 and the mall closes at 9. So instead Kelly and I went to Wal-Mart to get Jon's game that he wanted. I come home, Anthony is leaving and Kelly just drops me off. By this time I thought that the evening was over with, but I guessed wrong. When I walked down the stairs, Jon was at the bottom with a single red rose. Then he turns off all the lights, and there was a pathway of floating lite candles leading to our bedroom. When I reached our bedroom there was a dozen roses on the bed. It was amazing. I couldn't believe how he got this all together in so little time. We got ready for bed to watch a movie. Jon put in the movie that was the first movie we watched together. . . My Big Fat Greek Wedding. We both passed out around 10:30 fromt he busy and amazing day. It was a romantic, fun, exciting, amazing and a most wonderful day. I am going to remember it always.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Payson Lake 8-9-08 & 8-10-08

I know it's a little late but I was finally able to post this vacation.

On Thursday, August 7th Jon and I decided to go camping that Saturday and Sunday. We both had wanted to go camping before the summer was over. So we took the chance. Jon borrowed his mom's "Big Blue" truck and packed almost everything that we needed. On the way down to Payson we found out that Big Blue didn't have any air conditioning anymore. Big Blue has been in mom's garage for the last year or so.

Jon is always sticking out his tongue. This is just on the way up the canyon to Payson Lake. We finally get there and picked our little camp ground. This is the before we started to put up our new 3-man tent that we had bought six months earlier. lol I was excited to use our tent because it was our own and we didn't have to borrow it.

The finished product!!!! I love it!! I was proud that it didn'e take us three hours to get it up. I only took about 20 minutes.
Jon had a hand air pump for his mom's raft kit in which he used to to blow up our air mattress to put in the tent.
After we got it blown up we realized that it took up the entire tent. lol We had to leave our clothes in the truck cause they could not fit in the tent with the air mattress.

Once we finshed setting up our luxury sleeping area, Jon started to pump up the raft. We wanted to go on the lake and just relax but that didn't happen at all. It came to happen that the bottom of the boat woudl hold any air for that long. On Sunday morning we decide to go and take the raft on the lake to enjoy the morning. We we realized that the bottom of the raft will not hold air but yet water. We got about half way out in the lake when we dicided to go back in. Both mine and Jon's shorts were soaked. We had to change to be comfortable.

At the campsite we had a visiter that loved to come and see us. :)
Sunday morning Jon and I had planned a bacon and egg breakfast . . . . but the stove that we had borrowed from my parents was not working. In order to eat something without having to go into town we had Wheat Thins. Jon added his own spice to breakfast with Cheez Wiz.

I gave my use of my hand as a table so Jon could make his Wheat Thin & Cheez Wiz sandwiches before we headed off to walk around the lake.

I loved that view of the lake and the smell of trees.
I had to take this picture cause there was mist rising off the lake just on one side of the lake. This is my favorite view from Payson Lake. I have been coming here for years with my family and this was always my favorite.

Another view of from the lake.We have almost walked entirely around the lake. There were Chickmunks everywhere. It was a PERFECT day!!

This was the smallest chickmunk we had seen around the lake.

On the way back down the canyon, on our way home, Jon just loved the sky so he had to take a picture of how blue it is. You cannot see that in the city.

Hey look a picture with me in it. Finally I was thinking that I wasn't even at the vacation. lol

The Cows says moooooooooooo.. . . . I thought it was weird on how many cows they let roam next to the road.

There was this one branch that was hanging over the road that had a huge spider web wrapped around it. It was unreal. The spider must have been huge to make that big of a web.

There was one place in the canyone where the trees had grown over the road but with all the cars, trucks and trailers the trees made a sort of covering. It is pretty cool you can't really see it in the picture.

When Jon and I were walking arounf the lake and the campsites I started to take pictures of the flowers around there. I love wildflowers. It was a nice time to get away from work and the city.

This was my favorite flower out of them all. Sunflowers are amazing and beautiful!