Friday, May 21, 2010

More Pictures from Dallas Trip!

Ben's mom Cynthia took us to Olive Garden for dinner and then we went for a stroll around the mall afterwards. Thanks for the pictures, Cynthia!
I love Andrea's face in this one. haha

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Dallas Trip

This past weekend Ben and I went to Dallas to visit his parents. One of the coolest things we got to do was go to the JFK Memorial and see the part of downtown Dallas where the fateful parade took place. Here is a picture of the building and the sixth story window where Kennedy was shot:
The picture above is the actual memorial. It wasn't anything particularly cool to look at, just a wide structure built out of concrete. It is supposed to represent an "open grave".

Ben and his dad are standing near the area where Kennedy was shot. This part of Dallas was really beautiful and really well-kept. Lots of people were around checking out the statues and such.
We also went out to Olive Garden with Ben's mom and Andrea. It was delicious and a lot of fun to catch up, but unfortuantely I didn't get any pictures (Cynthia, if you're reading this, please email me the pics you took!)
This is about how we all felt when we got home:

Anyway, it was a fun trip and as always it was wonderful to spend time with Ben's family. Wish I had more pics to put up, but that's it for now! Off to another day of work!

Thursday, May 13, 2010


I went shopping last night. It has been a looooooooong time since I've gone. For the past three months I've kind of been on this rebellious streak about clothes. The thing is, it seems like every time I step inside a mall, I can find absolutely nothing to wear. Not only do I feel like nothing fits me right, but I also feel like I'm caught in this weird-no longer a teenager but definitely not an old woman-phase where I can barely still shop in the "Junior's" section, but can't quite shop all the time in the Women's section. For instance, about three weeks ago I convinced Ben to go to mall so I could poke my head inside Forever 21 and finally spend the gift card I got for my birthday over eight months ago. Well, I covered every inch of that store, finding nothing but clothes like these:
Ewwwwwwwwwww. I'm sorry, but why would anyone in their right mind wear those hideous things? (I'm sorry if whoever is reading this likes clothes like these) Honestly, I could not find ONE SINGLE THING. And I seriously tried. Anyway, it seemed like every time I went shopping I would get all down on myself because nothing looked good on me or nothing was cute. Well, last night I went to...
and you know what? I found three things!!!! And I could have bought more! Target has restored my faith in clothing stores in general. Thank you, Target. Thank you for having reasonable priced, cute clothes that also almost all happen to be modest. Thank you. (P.S. Target did not pay me to post this) Just curious if any other Mormon girl out there is having trouble in the fashion world right now...let me know I'm not the ONLY one, please.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

One Year Anniversary

Ok, this isn't really part of the post, but it was just too cute to not put up. I honestly feel like a proud parent by the amount of pictures I take of this cat. Honestly, I know no one else thinks they're as cute as I do, but oh well. Ooh and awww if you like.
Our one year anniversary was absolutely incredible! After work on Friday, Ben surprised me with this beautiful bouquet of red roses. He sure knows what I like. And the best part of it is that they still look this good! I don't know where he bought them from, but they've lasted quite a while. Anyway, I loved my flowers, and then we got in the car and set off for San Antonio! Our trip included several destinations including the Iron Cactus on the Riverwalk. The food was pretty good, but not the best Tex-Mex I've ever had. We had a great coupon for a free appetizer though, so we couldn't pass it up.

We also had a chance to visit the beautiful, amazing San Antonio temple where Ben and I were married a year ago. It was great to go back and enjoy all the beautiful stained glass and to feel the Spirit so strong. That temple has and will always hold so much meaning for me.
Here's a picture of us in front of the water fountain at the temple. Yes, we are both squinting because it was very bright outside. Unfortunately, during our wedding a year ago the fountain was broken, so we weren't able to take any shots by it. So here was our attempt. While in San Antonio, we also went to
We didn't take any pictures though, because we didn't want to have to worry about getting my iPhone wet. It was such a blast though. It was my first time ever to ride a huge loopy roller coaster (the Great White), but Ben convinced me to do it and it was pretty fun. I was pretty dizzy afterward, but I conquered my fear!
Most importantly after our one year anniversary, I love my husband more than ever and am so grateful for him. I am looking forward to all our journeys ahead and excited for everything life will bring. I love him!