Thursday, May 16, 2013

It's been awhile...

Yeah, yeah, it's been a long time... whatever. When it happens that I actually think about blogging, just be grateful. :) It's been what, 5 months? Wow. Awesome. So.. Christmas happened? I think? Yes. Yes it did. It was AMAZING! P. and I feel so blessed to come from incredible families that love for us to visit and mooch. Christmas consisted of food, caroling (a favorite of EVERYONE), Les Mis, pedicures for the girls, and more food. Preston finally got to experience a Spjute Family Christmas Eve, and he survived. Pictures from Christmas Break:

SO, they're not actually very Christmasy, but Preston's got the better pictures on his phone. Then came January... we spent New Years at a CRAZY dance at UVU. Wow. It was awesome and claustrophobic. For sure. Again, there may have been pictures... I don't have them. February brought Valentine's Day, and the arrival of the worst season of all. Tax Season. Working at an accounting firm has given me sooooo much appreciation for smart people. And so much loathing for people with no common sense. I mean, really. On the bright side, I've learned some amazing things that will help me my whole life long, and now have free tax preparation for pretty much... ever. So that rocks. Somewhere around that time, Preston and I took advantage of our location, and went to a dance program put on by BYU. I don't know which dance company it was. But man, were they AWESOME! Look how happy we were!:
There were all different types of dances displayed, and all looked like so much fun, I was left to wonder, "what in the world am I doing with my life???" Anyway, it was fun. For some awesome randomness, around this time I got to babysit for some of our favorite people in the whole world. Meet baby C:
As if I didn't already want one! :) Sweetest and hungriest baby out there. Love that boy and his darling big sister. Sometimes I get random pictures like these to surprise me:
What's that? You're wondering if we're still in love? Wouldn't you be?!

 I believe somewhere in January or February something crazy happened in our lives. We saw the movie, Pitch Perfect. And I now have the soundtrack, and we own the DVD. We could not get enough of this movie. Thank goodness Dan loves it as much as we do. Dan makes a face just like this one from the movie:
And I think of him every time I see it. Classy. For sure. February also brought an amazing trip to California for Preston and two of our best friends from the mission. I think a video would suffice to show what a great time they had. For your viewing pleasure:
They're crazy. And I win best wife award for staying home to bring home the bacon. Alright. With March came Easter, and I took this opportunity to spend the weekend with my family in Boise. Preston couldn't get work off. I had a blast with a get-together at Grandma's, a hike to Jump Creek, a makeover, spending time with my brother Dan, and celebrating Easter. It was such a needed trip, and it was great to have the whole family together (minus Preston *sad face*), especially before Dan got stationed in California for the next who-knows-how-long. I sure love my siblings. I reeeeeally wish I could see them more often. These are the pics from Easter weekend. I made the drive by myself, and took some awesome pictures of the sunset on the way there while I drove. Not the best idea, but I couldn't resist...

This was at Grandma's Easter gathering:

Yeah, dead squirrel. Maybe Grandma ran over him with the garbage can? She's pretty strong. I love it when I get to see my cousins. We all grew up as best friends, and it's hard to be so far away. Later that day, we decided to go to Jump Creek. Out in the middle of nowhere. We got lost, but thanks to modern technology, we found it. And it was awesome. The weather was GORGEOUS!!! I was so happy for the sunshine after the crap Utah weather.

How is that first picture the only one I got with Dan even remotely in it the entire trip? Oh well. We'll visit him in California. Rex, just so you all know, has this HUGE bag of Dum-Dums. They're pretty entertaining. We'll sometimes get the urge to ask for one, but he's pretty much got at least three in his pockets at all times. It's hilarious.
April included General Conference (which was mind-blowing for me. I stayed awake through every session and took notes. Blessed day!), and with conference, there was a mission reunion. We missed a lot of people, but it was still great to catch up with others we hadn't seen in forever. I was kind of lost without Sandy. Pathetic. But it was a fun time, for sure.

We ADORE President and Sister Anderson. They will forever hold a special place in our hearts.
April also brought some bitter with its sweet. Tax Day. I was at work until 10:30 that night. Truth. And got a nice fat paycheck for my troubles! Some more sweetness came when Preston's mom and stepdad were able to get sealed in the St. George temple. We were grateful they got married so close so we could be there!
Almost all of Julie's siblings made it to support her, and what a CRAZY bunch they are! We went to bed super late every night of our "vacation" down to St. George.
Mom Julie. Twins. Basically.
 Aunt Linda with our matching glasses. :)

What a gorgeous temple. And BEAUTIFUL weather. Mmm, mmm, mmm... love me some sunshine!

The next day (Sunday), we went up to Salt Lake City, because Julie's sister, Janet, was "graduating" from MoTab. They do this whole big shindig with a synopsis of each graduating member, and you learn a little bit more about MoTab. So we watched Music and the Spoken Word beforehand, which was AWESOME. "Consider the Lilies," was perfect. Then the prophet came onstage while a tribute to the graduates was read. They were awarded a sweet plaque, and got to have their picture taken with Mack Wilburg and the Prophet. What neat experience! After it's all over, the choir sings to the graduates, "God Be With You Til We Meet Again," and everyone cries. Everyone. I cried because that song makes me think of my last Sunday in the Philippines when the Relief Society sang it to me. Talk about a bawl baby. There was a neat spirit there though. Pictures:

Who's that? Oh, Elder Scott? Yes. Yes it is. After that whole thing we went back to someone's condo right across the street from temple square (sweet sauce), and ate food and visited with relatives. Isn't Grandpa cute???
We stayed in a hotel that night in Salt Lake with Julie, Channing, and Preston's brother, Jordon, who was visiting from Texas. Well, when the Trebas Boyz get together, there has to be gaming. Yes, we brought our computer on this whole trip. Not laptop, computer. They played til the wee hours of the morning. And it was way fun. We SLEPT IN!!! ON A MONDAY! It was beautiful. Truly. I was grateful to have a recovery day before I had to go back to work.

That next week, spring finally arrived. Thank goodness. I was about to start ripping my hair out with the cold, and the rain, and the snow. And all of a sudden, things were so pretty outside! Preston and I had to clean the church one Saturday morning, and I took these walking on the way home:

Real colors! Instead of grey and... greyer... :) I'm so happy for sunshine. I hope you enjoyed this post. Summer will probably be over by the time I post again, and I'll have to tell you all about our cruise and Sandy's wedding. Hooray! Love to everyone everywhere!

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