Sunday, September 19, 2010

Moving Blogs!

Since I have been terrible at keeping up on my blog, I asked Matt if he would help me on a new blog. So... we started a new blog. Go take a look! http://ataleof2taylors.blogspot.com/

Thursday, April 8, 2010

A little something I found...

I was looking through some old stuff today while cleaning, and I found this comic strip that my friend Jen had drawn for me months ago during class. (Class must have been really good that day) Its too cute not to share... so here it is!




Thanks Jen!

Monday, April 5, 2010

After 5 years...

I know everyone is going to be shocked that I'm finally writing in my blog after a year, but I decided that getting engaged was blog worthy : ) So.... I'M ENGAGED! It all started almost exactly 5 years ago when he asked me to junior prom.
After that, it's all history! We have been best friends since and will be for a long long time : ) The engagement came as a huge surprise to me. We had gone ring shopping and he asked me if I wanted to go out to breakfast on the following Saturday and so I assumed that was when it was going to happen. Little did I know he had other ideas... My birthday was on Thursday and I had rehearsal all night so we didn't get to do much, but after my mom was on the phone with my dad (i found out later that no one was on the phone) and apparently he had left something up by the temple from taking pictures earlier. My mom acted a little frustrated and frazzled and said that we had to go look for it. We ran across temple square with our violins in the freezing cold. When we got to where he left it I saw someone sitting on a bench that looked a lot like Matt.... and it was. My mom took my violin and suddenly disappeared. Matt then pulled out a little white box and said he had something else to give me for my birthday. (earlier he had given me a picnic set which I was SO excited about) I opened the box and looked up and he was on his knee and he asked me. Of course I said.... YES! I have to say it was the greatest birthday EVER! After that, his family had cake and ice cream ready for me and my parents and I went over to celebrate. I am so excited to be apart of the Taylor family!
The date is July 10, 2010 and I can't wait! My sister is getting married on July 23 so it is going to be quite the eventful summer for my family. (not to mention one new niece and one new nephew!) I keep telling my mom .... be careful what you pray for! : )
I'd have to say I'm the luckiest girl on earth! Thanks Matt!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

California Here We Come!

Some of my friends and I decided to take a road trip to California and stay there for a few days. Josh's parents lived there so it worked out perfect! Alex, Josh and I climbed into his truck and started our journey to California. I was going to try and help drive, but neither of the guys could fit in the middle seat. Alex ended up getting a ticket on the way there. He told me it was about time that he got one. What a great attitude! Josh wanted to see if he could make it to Las Vegas on one tank of gas. This is how we rolled into Vegas. We had two more friends meet us in California so there were 5 of us total!
On Sunday we went to look at the temple and walk around. It is beautiful! 


Palmtrees are the best ever!
Alex pondering life... "What are we going to eat for dinner?"
The guys
Jac and I! I am so glad she came on this trip. We got along so well and instantly became really good friends! She is adorable. 
On Monday we went to Six Flags. It was so much fun! Alex lost his phone on the first ride we went on. He wasn't having the best luck on our trip. First the ticket, now this? The next day we went to China Town and the Fashion District. So much shopping!
This is my foot after I got stung by a bee... No idea that was going to happen! This is a picture taken on Tuesday night and I got stung out Sunday.
On Tuesday night after shopping all day, we went to the Dodger Game. 


We bought matching hats!
Dance Party!
Squished between two crazy boys for 10 hours each way. Gotta love road trips!
This is how we all felt by the end of the trip home... not really. It went surprisingly fast and we had a great time jamming to David Archuleta and almost everything else we could find on our ipods.
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Plaid Shorts, Croquet, a Picnic and Cookies... Nothin' Better

 Alex and my sister Emily have had this ongoing joke about going on a date forever now, and it actually happened! It is only the second time we have been on a double together, and it was so much fun! I don't think I stopped laughing the whole time. Typical. We started the date with a picnic. 
Next, we had an awesome game of croquet. Of course, Shawn and I dominated. Notice the awesome shorts we all have. 


Next we had a contest with giant cookies. Bet you couldn't guess what we wanted to make... thats right, a palmtree!
Alex and Emily's was pretty awesome too! Nice fruit combinations! : )
My dad was the judge and he said it was a tie. But when mom got home, she said Shawn and I won. So clearly, we won for the second time that night!

Tribute to My Mom

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!
I decided to try and be creative with the dessert I made. I got it from my CFA's blog. It didn't quite turn out how it was supposed to, but it sure was yummy!
Here is a video I made my mom for mother's day. I am so grateful for her and all she does. She is incredible and I couldn't ask for more. I'm glad I can be home for summer and spend time with her and the rest of the family!
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And here is a video of my Junior year at BYU. So many good memories! I loved every minute and I am going to miss Park Place and all the awesome people there!
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Microwave Fun

My dad, Emily and I were talking about microwaves one night and my dad told us about what happened when you put soap in the microwave. Why not try it? For any of you who are interested... this is what happens. Try it at home! Safe, and it makes your house smell of soap for days
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The sound is doing weird things... so you don't need it turned on.