Saturday, March 21, 2009

Victory is sweetest when you've known defeat.

So for the last few weeks I have been trying to figure out how to get a cool funky template for our blog.  And I had the darnedest time doing never worked!  So I stayed with the boring old pre-made templates that blogger provides.  I mean they're not bad....but I really wanted something fun!  And I finally figured it out today!!!  I'm so happy!  

I also figured(kinda) how to have music on here.  So, these are some of our favorite songs and types of music.... Now, I hope this thing is more fun to read!  To friends and family, if I have failed to have your blog on my reading list let me know and I'll add you asap!  

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Marriage is our last, best chance to grow up.

Matt and I celebrated our sixth wedding anniversary last Saturday! It was a beautiful day, clear blue skies and not a cloud in sight. Since it was such a wonderful day we decided to enjoy the opportunity of being outdoors! We found a state park nearby that boasted about great trails...and we went on a 9 mile hike. We packed up our day pack with water, nuts, a few extra pairs of socks, and our camera equipment. We hiked, talked, and took pictures along the way.

We found these awesome train tracks and couldn't help ourselves.
We had to take a few pictures!

About the middle of the trail was this little lake...there were a few people fishing, a few enjoying a picnic lunch, and us taking in the crystal clear water... It was very refreshing to have such amazing surroundings.

We even got our feet wet! Only not in this beautiful lake...and not really by choice! We went on the blue trail because the yellow trail was flooded. Only to find out that the yellow and blue trail shared the last quarter of a mile...including the flooded bridge that was warned about at the beginning of the yellow trail but not the blue trail!!!! There was only a quarter of a mile left, it was almost dusk, and it was starting to get cold. We had to walk right through it! There was still ice in the water! It was freezing! Thank goodness for the extra pair of socks we packed! We finally managed to get back to the car and we took full advantage of our heater to warm our cold piggies.

When we got home, we both worked on making dinner. We had Shrimp Diablo and Steak with rosemary potatoes and asparagus. Matt even spoiled me with chocolate cake for dessert!

It was a great day!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Happiness is not pleasure, it is victory.

What are three of your guilty pleasures?

Courtney: All Kinds of Candy, Reading in Bed, and Sleeping In!

Matt: Krispie Kreme Donuts, Mountains of Doctor Pepper, and Chocolate Chip Cookies!

Alright, so we'll admit we love the sweets! I'm not sure who actually has the bigger sweet tooth...but then again, I don't really want to figure it out! I'd be afraid of losing...and winning! But I do think I'll dust off my baking skills and bake Matt some of my famous Chocolate Chip Cookies! They are one of the reasons Matt liked me so much when we we're dating!

Today is the first of March; and oh, how I love March! In fact, we are getting ready to celebrate our sixth wedding anniversary! It's coming up in the next two weeks! We're so excited to be married! And for six years, it feels so comfy. But right now we're just trying to figure out what to do...where to go...for the big day. It's been our tradition to go to the temple, but it's closed for cleaning that whole week! I'm sure that we'll figure something out!