29 January 2009

Happy 21st! Happy 22nd!

I know I'm a little late, but here are some pictures from both Richie's birthday and my birthday. Thanks for all the birthday wishes from everyone. It was one of the greatest birthdays ever, especially because Richie took me on the most amazing date. He surprised me by taking me up to the Canyons ski resort to take about a 25 minute sleigh ride up to a lodge. At the lodge we then put snowshoes on and snowshoed up to a yurt! We then had a delicious Norwegian 5 course meal. They also had a live piano music for us while we ate. It was such a great night and I had so much fun! See the pictures below...they don't go in order unfortunately.

This was right after dinner in front of our giant sleigh.
We are at the Viking Yurt..so we had to try on the viking hat.
We had a great dinner.
This is the main entryway of the yurt. So beautiful and charming!
You can barely see the yurt in the background.
A little late, but this was from Richie's birthday! 
The cake is a lot better than it looks...
I promise I wasn't the only one at my birthday party. Thanks mom for the two cakes!

Thanks everyone who helped me celebrate and make it such a great birthday! I have the best friends and family!

15 January 2009

Italy 2007

Sallee and I beginning our hike through the five small villages in Cinque Terre.
So beautiful!

After our hike, we had to get a few pictures before we went swimming in that blue blue water.
One of our favorite things to do was to ride around the wall on bikes in Lucca.

The three little pigs and the big bad wolf.

I was the brave soul who went first.


Leaning Tower!
I think the ward we attended in Pisa was a little overwhelmed to have such a large group.
Romeo and Juliet anyone?
Feed the birds...
So beautiful!
This looks more like Switzerland than Italy to me. We loved Castelroto.
Gelato...twice a day.
We found Elder Castleton! Going to church in Lake Como was such an amazing experience.
We took a ferry around Lake Como.

This was such an amazing trip and I am so grateful I had the opportunity to go. Italy is one of the most beautiful countries I have seen and I am just dying to go back. 

Mastering the Macaroon

Trish, Sallee, my mom and I have decided that we are going to attempt to make our own macaroons. Someone said that these are supposed to be really hard to make, hopefully they turn out somewhat like the ones at Laduree. 

11 January 2009

HAPPY 2009!

We celebrated New Years Day by going ice skating at the Gallivan Center, something I have not done in like 4 years. I can't believe 2009 is here. I am so grateful for all of the great things that 2008 had to bring and so excited for what 2009 has to offer. Happy New Year!