Sunday, August 22, 2010

tent sleeping

This summer we've been camping a whole two times! Which is actually more than I've camped in many years. I remember going camping as a young girl when my dad would build us swings and take us "hunting" - or elk watching...I call it "quiet tree watching."

We always have the annual Lundberg family reunion at the infamous Cub River. I love it up there. There is grass, shady trees, bathrooms, and delicious food. Not that I hate the outdoors, it's just nice to have a luxurious camping experience every once in a while. We even had some kid bow and arrows to practice some target shooting.

A few weeks after Cub River we planned a camping trip with some friends.
We didn't go too far, just up American Fork canyon, but it was quite the adventure. Luckily Brandon and I were in a Jeep...the Honda Civic passengers and drivers were not so lucky.
Other than some tense drivers and a few strange looks from others on 4-wheelers we safely made it to our camping spot...after moving down the road once our tent was already set up.

It was enjoyable camping with "non-campers," having our own version of "top-shot," and successfully making it through the night with a full air mattress...others were not so fortunate.

Brandon was the best with the shotgun.
Me + 357 Magnum = ...I don't know yet
Here we have Devin trying to shoot the clay pigeon with the shotgun, if he misses Roy will try with the 22 pistol and if he misses Brandon will try with the 22 least it makes for a good picture.
Brandon's favorite was seeing a Moose early in the morning! We were all jealous that we didn't see it...but here's the proof that there was indeed a visitor at our campsite.
I've been able to check off camping on my list of "to-do's" for the I just need to convince Brandon to hike Maple Mountain with me. He promised he would when it gets a little cooler.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

She looks wonderful tonight

A few days ago Emily sent me an email that pretty much told me to contribute to the blog. So, I am. Emily is always writing about how good I am (which makes me thoroughly embarrassed if anyone was wondering). Well now for the truth. Emily is the key to this relationship. She does everything, she cooks, she cleans, she makes all the money since I only get unpaid internships (yep ,she's my sugarmomma), she is the good looking one of the relationship, and everyone, and I mean everyone, loves her. Proof that she does everything in the relationship and I'm just a lazy bum. My own family even loves her more than me, you think I'm kidding but I'm not. And why shouldn't they? She is the kindest and nicest person, she cares about them and is always asking about their lives and taking an interest in them. In fact, because of her I feel closer to my family, not to mention that she somehow knows more about them usually than I do...odd...
The best part about Emily though is that she is very supportive. She supports me financially, she just wants me to get a job that I want. She will follow me anywhere that job takes me and she helps me when I get discouraged about law school, which is a lot by the way, if you were wondering. In fact this week I have been particularly surly about returning to law school and summer ending. It means I have to go back to the place where I am still not sure I belong and hope that I made the right decision to go there. See, if anyone knows me they know I worry all the time, and I really worry about finding a good job that I actually like and that can support Emily and my future family and law school just reminds me of that.
So, I wanted everyone to know that I married up. Waaaaayy up. Everyone knows it, except Emily of course, shhhh don't tell her. I got incredibly, ridiculously, awesomely lucky. I would have put a picture up of her on our wedding day, but I don't know where they are (she does, I'm sure). That day I wanted to sing "You look wonderful tonight" by Eric Clapton, but then I remembered I can't sing or play the guitar, so I didn't. But if you listen to that song, you'll know how I felt on every date, our wedding day and how I feel every night. This may be my one and only blog post, so I just wanted to proclaim from the rooftops, or blogsite as the case may be, that I love Emily Bastian. I am the lucky one, don't let Emily fool you.

Friday, August 13, 2010

6 months already!

I can't believe it's been 6 months of married life with my hubby. I just love being married and I would highly recommend it...when the time is right.

Last night Brandon convinced me to stay up past midnight! so we could go see the meteor shower. I had never stayed awake to see one (surprise) and it was so romantic :) Perfect way to celebrate 6 months of marriage.

(Disclaimer: Brandon was so patient with me and my whiney voice last night. It was surprisingly cold and I was tired and not dressed appropriately. But he bundled me up and kept my toes warm while he kept me smiling and laughing.)

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

One Lucky Girl

Last night I went to bed kind of early (late for me, early for my hubby) so I could get up super early to go to a free Zumba class. I've wanted to go to a class for a while now since everyone is talking about how amazing it is. And even though it was at 5:50 it was free, so I went for it.

When I got to the door to walk out, Brandon had left a little note for me telling me I am his angel. I smiled as I walked out counting my blessings for bringing this man into my life.


Mac looking like a chipmunk

Monday, August 2, 2010

What is that smell?

On Friday we came home from Cub River- the annual Lundberg family gathering. It was full of water fights, card games, ladder golf, yummy food, and good company.

When we walked into our apartment it smelled so bad. In every room it stunk and we couldn't figure it out. We put cleaner down the disposal. We took out the trash. But the smell was still horrible! Later, Brandon went to warm up the rice heating bag for my hurt knee and opened the microwave.

There was the culprit.

Broccoli from Tuesday nights dinner...