Photo Highlights of 2008

2008 has been a big year for us! Here are some pictures to highlight some of the great things that have happened.

January 31st we got engaged. The night he asked me I didn't see it coming because it was after we went to President Hinckley's viewing. Cory didn't really have a plan either, but he had brought the ring just in case there was an opportunity. We walked around the temple after the viewing and we were the only 2 people there because it was like... 10 degrees. Anyway, we were talking about getting married there when he got down on his knee and asked me. It was magical!

In May, little Brock blessed Tyler and Tory. I don't have a newborn picture of him but this will have to do. He is the sweetest little boy. He is always smiling and just so happy and content! We're so blessed to have him in the family.

June - Collin came home from the Florida, Ft. Lauderdale mission. We were actually in the wrong terminal when his flight landed. So he got off the plane with other missionaries all excited and we were no where to be found. But we quickly found out where to go and we literally ran there. Collin saw me hauling butt down the CORRECT terminal and we ran at each other and hugged, just like in the movies...aw... Anyway, we're glad to have him back!!

June- I went through the temple for my first time. It was incredible and we attend often. There is no happier place than here.

June 26th, WE GOT MARRIED!! I keep wishing I could relive that day. It was so amazing. It was the best day of our lives.
October - we went to Moab. The weather was perfect and I actually got to drive a lot this time.
December - I was able to catch up and reunite with old friends. This one just barely cleared the 2008 category because it was taken last night haha.
It's been a great year. There have been some sad things about it as well, but I'm not going to dwell on those, obviously. Bring on 2009!!


A Much Needed Date

Tonight Cory and I were able to go on a date for the first time in a while. We were planning on spending the whole day on doing something fun, like going to Park City, but ended up watching the Simpsons and taking a nap. Anyway, we went to Applebee's for dinner and encountered a pretty bad waiter... I swear he was stoned. But then we went to see the lights at Temple Square. I agree with everyone else when they say the lights get worse every year. They've stopped decorating the huge trees. And my favorite huge pine tree that is on the south east corner of the temple wasn't decorated this year :(, But it was magical none the less. We took 7-11 hot chocolate with us and just had a great time. And we saw Ken Jennings, which was pretty funny. Tonight made me really grateful that we live so close to such an awesome place and I am still so happy that I married such an angel like Cory. Here are some pictures for you to enjoy. I was impressed my camera could take such decent ones of the temple. Sorry they're a tad blurry, it's hard to hold the camera perfectly still.

We'll Talk About it Later, Naked!

Wow! What a Christmas!! This Christmas was one of the best we've had in a long time. Tyler and Tory came out and it was so awesome to just hang out with them. The last time I saw Brock he was only a couple months old, so it was SO fun to see what he is like when he's not sleeping all the time. And Bradlee was a joy as always. We went sledding and played the Wii and just had a great time. We took all the weeks pictures on my Mom's camera and then all the sudden Friday night the memory card wigged out on us and we can't retrieve the pictures. We're going to take the card to Inkley's and hope that they can get them off, and if they can, I'll post them later. If they can't, I'll be REALLY bumbed but it was a great Christmas. We also got to go to a movie with Cory's family on Christmas day. I feel bad that we didn't get to spend much time with them this year, but I get to see Tyler's fam WAY less often so I guess there was a reason. But it was a fantastic weekend. Hopefully pictures will follow soon!


I probably wont post anything for a few more days because in a few hours we FINALLY get to have Tyler and Tory here. I've been long awaiting this moment. I haven't been able to hang out with just them without lots of distractions since... gosh. I don't even remember when. At least a year and a half. They were here for the wedding but we were gone on our honeymoon so we didn't get to hang out with them. I can't wait!! Anyway, I figured I'd better post a Christmas spirit blog now rather than later. I have been really excited for this year because it will be the first time we've had our whole family together in 3 years. I can't tell you how much that means to me.

I really wanted to write something about the Savior and about how he IS Christmas. I've spent the last few hours reading about his works and I feel so filled with a spirit of love and gratitude that I just can't seem to put it into words. I just hope everyone can remember the reason we are here and the sacrifice He made for us. We are so incredibly blessed. Merry Christmas everyone! Thanks for all you've done for Cory and I and I look forward to many more good things to come!


A Truly Wonderful Day

Today was one of the best days I've had in a long time. Cory and I woke up and had breakfast. Then I actually convinced him to go to the gym with me! I had a terrific workout and afterwords we played some racquet ball. We vowed that we need to be more active because we have so much fun. Then we set out to do our Christmas shopping. I do not recommend waiting until the Saturday before Christmas to go out. We went up to Layton, which was even more idiotic idea. I've never seen so many people in all my life. However, we were able to scores some awesome deals and check off just about everyone off our list. I can't wait for the family to open their gifts! While we were out and about, we also looked for stockings because we don't have any of our own yet. We went to Michaels and found stockings and things to decorate them with. So, we came home and decorated our stockings. I think they turned out pretty dang cute! And as much as I hate crafty stuff, we had a lot of fun making them together.

Then it was off to Fat Cats to bowl with family and friends. We had a lot of people from Cory's side of the fam and some of Dustin's friends (it was for his birthday). Cory's cousins are so much fun. I think everyone had a blast! It was such a fun day. It's been a while since Cory and I have been able to spend the whole day together. I finally have some pictures to post as well. I'm sorry some of them are crappy.

I found this Elmo key chain at Shopko for 50 cents. I LOVE Elmo so I bought it. It's now protecting my school keys.

Cory looks so cute in this picture! As does his stocking.

Both of ours on the fire place.

The only shot of me bowling.


Good News and Another Crazy Dream

I must be eating something weird because my mind is coming up with all sorts of crap while I sleep. The other night I had a dream that Cory and I and some other guys were up in Logan in the canyon. In this dream, we were all standing around when out of nowhere a HUGE cougar comes darting out of the bushes and starts to go after me. I take off, running with all my might and screaming bloody murder while all the guys just stand there. I saw a tiny hole in some really thick bushes and dove in. It cut up my face and stuff pretty bad. The cougar proceeds to rip the bushes apart trying to get at me. I'm curled up in a ball crying and screaming because I think I'm about to die. Then I woke up. I was literally in the fetal position and I couldn't move because my muscles were so tight and achey from all the fear and tension. It was one of the most terrifying dreams I have ever had. It sucked to say the least. It took about 10 minutes before I was relaxed enough to move and try to fall asleep again.

In lighter news, I got my grades back. I got a 3.5 this semester. I am pretty stoked!! Cory also got really good grades but I'm not sure what his GPA is yet. We just need to keep up the hard work and we'll be well on our way!

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Funny Story

Last night I had a weird dream and in the middle of it, I sat straight up and said "If you're going to do that than you need to go to the back of the line!" I woke Cory up who mumbled "huh?" which pulled me out of my sleep enough to know I was dreaming and I could lay back down and everything would be fine. This morning I remembered I had sat up, And I knew I had a dream, but I couldn't remember details. Anyway, so I go to work this morning...
I was lining the kids up for afternoon recess and I started getting after them about using the bathroom during recess and not after. I told them we had LOTS of kids use the bathroom after recess yesterday. The line was quiet and finally one boy spoke up and said "no we didn't."..... Suddenly my dream came back to me. It was about kids not going to the bathroom and so many needed to go that I finally just took everyone down but they were really naughty the whole time. It had felt so real, I really thought we had bathroom problems yesterday. I apologized to them for being a crazy teacher. Haha I thought it was pretty funny.
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Christmas Bargains

The past 24 hours or so haven't been the best, up until about an hour ago. I woke up earlier than I had hoped this morning, so I figured I'd better get out and get my Christmas shopping done for Cory. Today must be my lucky day because I found some REALLY good deals that I am really excited about. Even ones I never would have guessed. Cory is going to have a good Christmas this year. I just need to make sure I am very careful with hiding the evidence. I don't want these surprises spoiled. MERRY CHRISTMAS!!


It's over!!!

Today is a happy day. The semester is finally over!! Cory's ended last Friday, I should have posted one for him too. But we're both relieved and are going to enjoy our break till spring semester starts. Something really irritating yet funny happened during my human anatomy final. The professor is a weirdo, and doesn't speak English very well. One of the questions on the test was asking how many membranes a specific cell had and the answers were this:
A) single membrane
b) one membrane
C) A or B
Obviously I was confused which one to circle so I went and asked him if it mattered which one we circled since they are all the same answer. All he said was, "which letter? Circle a letter."
It was annoying. Hopefully he marks all of them as right because I don't know how he could justify marking one wrong. Anyway, despite that, we're done. I have a week and a half left till I'm off work for 2 weeks! And 2 weeks more till Tyler and Tory come and visit. We're so excited to spend time with them!!
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Christmas Photo's

I decided in the spirit of the season, I'd post our Christmas pictures that we have so far.

Our tree. Sorry it's so blurry, it's the best one we got

The ornament Shirleen gave me

We SO were not ready for this picture. I was supposed to kneeling by Cory but the flash went off anyway and Cory didn't want to take another one so... here you go :)


So I absolutely hate it when people put up irrelevant things on their blogs, but I couldn't help myself. I'm a nut about Wall-E and this was just too cute. It's for everyone who needs a smile today :)


I Am Really Lucky

I've been having a really hard time with a few things lately and as a result I've been under quite a bit of stress. Yesterday was a particularly hard day. It was an incredibly awful day at work, I'm talking just... UGH!!! I developed an excruciating headache towards the end of the day AND on top of all that, I hadn't had anything but water all day. It was so bad. When work finally ended, I walked to my car, got in and shut the door and just started to bawl. I cried the whole way home. When I walked in the door to our house, there stood Cory. It took him seconds to realize something was wrong. And he came to the rescue. I was just so exhausted and stressed out I just needed to cry and have someone hold me - and that's exactly what he did. Most guys try to "fix" their wives problems. But I realized how blessed I really am to have someone as amazing as him. He just knew that's what I needed and he did it lovingly. I married an angel. I am so lucky to be sealed to someone as amazing as him. I can't imagine losing him when we die. I love him with all that I am.


A Survey About Us...


Names: Cory and Megan
Nicknames: Babe
Ages: 24 and 25
Birthdays: Yes we like them
Birthplaces: Hospitals
Current Locations: Home
Eye Colors: We both have blue
Hair color: Cory's is strawberry blonde and Megan's is whatever comes out of the bottle.
Height: What would you know, we're both 5'7"! And we almost broke up because of it :)
Weight: Let's just say this, Megan weighs less than Cory
Lefties or Righties: Both right hooks
Zodiac Sign: depends on the magazine's horoscope
What You Both Drive: A sweet jeep and a pile of crap that miraculously is still alive and kick'n.


Color: Both blue, keeps things easy
Number: Megan's is 15 and Cory hates numbers
Band: uh...
Music Genre: Country
TV Show: The Office, The Simpsons, E.R., Family Guy, and Prison Break
Movie: The Brave Little Toaster
Kind of Movie: Comedy
Cartoon: Fosters Home for Imaginary Friends
Sport: Cory loves to watch football and Megan's is basketball
Fast Food Restaurant: Probably Wendy's
Ice Cream: Cory, vanilla - Megan, chocolate
Candy: Yes please
Drink: Cory loves cream soda while Megan rarely drinks anything but water
Past Time: camping

-----DO YOU-----

Have Any Siblings: we both have 2 brothers and a sister. weird huh?
Have Any Pets: sadly no, Megan is pushing for a puppy
Have a Job: Yeah, we both work
Have a Cell Phone: Who Doesn't?
Have Any Special Talents or Skills: Together we have the ability to annoy the crap out of others, and if we stood on each others shoulders we'd be taller than Yoa Ming, but just barely.
Have Any Fears: We both are terrified of doing the dishes, but Cory is particularly afraid of snakes while Megan hates spiders and ET.
Have a Bedtime: ... We're generally in bed by 10 like losers.
Sing in the Shower: We act out "Hello Dolly" in the shower together all the time.
Want to go to College: We both are currently going.. now whether we really want to or not depends on the day.
Get Along With Your Parents: Yeah we get along great with our own parents and each others parents. It's so nice!
Have any Piercings: Nope
Have any Tattoos: No but Megan begged Cory on their honeymoon to let her get a henna one to freak everyone out.
Swear: We try so damn hard not to

-----THIS OR THAT-----

Fruit or Veggies: both and lots of them!
Black or White: We both look better in white so we'll have to go with that one
Lights on or off: ...during what?? lol
TV or movie: Well we watch starz a lot so... whatever you want to call that works.
Car or Truck: JEEP
Cash or Check: either one is fine, we accept all forms of payment
French Toast or French Fries: We part ways here, Cory is a french toast lover while Megan is a sucker for a good fry, but it must pass the flop test. If it flops over upon wiggling, it's not okay to eat.
Strawberries or Blueberries: Strawberries. SOOOOO YUMMY!!!
Cookies or Muffins: probably cookies.. yeah. def, def, definitely cookies. Definitely.
Winter Break or Spring Break: Whichever gets us to Moab we love more
Hugs or Kisses: How about kisses WHILE hugging, much more fun

-----HAVE YOU EVER-----

Danced in a Public Place: At our reception we danced to 1 song...
Laughed so Hard You Cried: yes, today for Megan and probably Sunday for Cory when he was in the basement by himself watching Cops.
Talked to Someone You Don't Know: Oh never, we never engage in conversation with people we don't know, there's way better ways of making friends than that.... wait....
Drank Alcohol: NO we both STRONGLY oppose it
Done Drugs: see above
Gotten a Ticket: Indeed
Been in a Wreck: If you are referring to a car wreck, then yes, Megan has been in a pretty bad one before
Been out of the Country: yes, we've both been to Canada

Have you ever TP'd someone's house: YES!!
Ever Egged someone's house: no, we're not that cruel
How many languages do you speak: We both speak 1
Do you like being tickled: I'm pretty sure we both find it uncomfortable
What are your goals: To have and provide for a happy righteous family and return to live with our Heavenly Father again
Are you happy: Extremely. Life is grand!!


My Handyman

I've got to say, watching Cory play Nintendo is so funny. Cory is a problem Solver. If something is wrong, he fixes it and he keeps trying till the job is done. Such is the case with this. We pulled out my Nintendo 64 a few weeks ago and he's been playing Mario off and on. It's hilarious because on every star, he figures out how it's done and plays until he gets the star no matter how long it takes him. It's a riot!! And he almost never gets as frustrated as I can when I play that game. It's why I love him. I can't wait to see how he handles the Wii we might get for Christmas.
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