Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Our month of July...

During July Jeff and I were both gone most of the time. Jeff went to a leadership training for the ROTC in Ft. Knox, Kentucky and I went home to visit my family. Here are some pictures in case you happen to be interested in seeing some :)

Jeff's good buddy Bowlin.

And here's some from my vacation:

We went to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

We were getting on a big ferris wheel and Ian was a little excited. Can you tell?

Oh, just riding in the car!

Ian was mad at the restaurant.

Ian was happy at the restaurant.

Say cheese!

Awww mom and dad :)

Our Cruise

We had a really fun time on our cruise back in June. Wish we were there right now...Here are some pictures!

Catalina Island, California

Catalina Island, California

My favorite dessert...melting chocolate cake. This is the only dessert I ordered on our cruise.

We went horseback riding!

Another towel animal, except...we don't know what this actually is.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Yellowstone Trip

Last weekend we decided to take a trip to Yellowstone. Here are some pictures from that.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Great Grandma Strand

My great-grandma Strand (mom's side) passed away 10 days ago. I am so lucky to have known her. She was the cutest old lady. I liked to call her "Spunky Grandma".

Grandma Strand in the Cadet Nurse Corps.

Grandpa Strand in the Navy

Jeff & I got to visit them a couple summers ago!

Here is her obituary:

Lois Elizabeth “Betty” Strand, 90, a longtime resident of Sagle, Idaho, passed away on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at Huckleberry House in Sandpoint, Idaho. She died as the result of a stroke. A celebration of her live will be held at a later date.

Betty was born on Oct. 13, 1923, in Mitchell, S.D., to the Reverend Albert Hartt and Laura Beal Hartt. Betty graduated from high school in Miller, S.D., in 1941. She then went to Berea College in Kentucky for two years. In 1943, she joined Cadet Nurse Corps in Mitchell, later transferring to Malden, Mass., to continue her training.
It was in Boston, Mass., that she met her future husband, Oscar Strand on a blind date. He was serving in the Navy aboard the battleship New Mexico. Betty and Oscar were married on Aug. 14, 1946, by Betty’s father. They were married 67 years and 9 months.
Together they were partnered with Oscar’s parents in running their dairy farm and later took over the farm.
Betty provided a loving environment for her family. She was an excellent cook. She enjoyed doing embroidery, reading, going for long walks and going on many road trips.
In addition to her husband she is survived by sons: Steven (Kristina), Jay, Kurt (Catherine); daughter, Sunny; grandchildren, Roni Regovich, Melanie Lawson, Tony Strand, Shane Strand; nine great grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and a sister.
A gentle, childlike soul, Betty, treated all with kindness and respect. Her family was the center of her life and she blessed us all with her tenderness and love.

April 11, 2014

I graduated!! Yes, that's right...I AM DONE! I am so grateful for all the family that was able to be there especially my parents. Here are some pictures of that day:


Friday, April 4, 2014

We Moved!

This is late considering we moved nearly 2 months ago, but here it is! We weren't planning on moving. It was a spur of the moment type of ordeal. Some our friends had just moved to some town homes about a month before and they really liked it. One Friday night they invited us over and gave us a tour of their place. We thought it was a really nice place, but agreed that there was no reason at this time in our life that we needed anything bigger than what we already had. Two nights later our friends texted us to let us know that the one next to them just went up for rent. Long story short, 2 weeks after we had taken another tour and found another couple to take our current contract....WE MOVED (still in Rexburg)! Here are some pictures of our new place!!


Spare Bedroom
Laundry Room/Closet

Downstairs Bathroom

This isn't all of our place, but I gave up and decided it is too hard to try and take pictures because they just don't do it justice.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Snowshoeing and Airboarding

Yesterday we went snowshoeing and airboarding with some friends. You might ask what is airboarding and that is a great question because that is the same question we had when our friends wanted to know if we would go with them so we watched this video to see what it was all about. We thought it looked fun so we decided to go. We got this e-mail the night before:

 Ummmm they didn't mention anything about a mile hike with 1,000ft elevation gain until this e-mail. I'm not very cultured so this isn't saying much, but that was probably one of the most exhausting days of my 21 years of living. Here are some pictures!
The Plummers and Us!

Our Snowshoes!

Skyler, Kathryn, John, Whitley, Jeff

The view from the top of the mountain

 Even though it was an exhausting day, we had a really good time! Thanks Plummers!