Saturday, August 30, 2008


Well Matt and I had our one year anniversary a couple weeks ago and I'm just now getting to it. Since we've been so busy I told myself that Labor Day weekend I would blog what I've been wanting to. So August 11th was our one year anniversary and Matt was super sweet. First I woke up to a bouquet of roses and then Matt opened a few gifts from me.

Matt and I had decided to go to Six Flags Over Texas for the day (it's only about twenty minutes from our apt.) We got there right before it opened to make sure we could get on all the biggest best rollercoasters before the lines started getting longer later in the day. Unfortunatley for us Six Flags was not doing very well that day. 4 of their biggest rollercoasters were shut down when the park opened, we were so mad. So we went on some of the other rides and waited for all the big rollercoasters to start running. By the end of the day almost all of the big coasters opened, so that was good, but we did end up having to wait in longer lines by the time they did. So even though Six Flags was kind of let down, and I realized that it was definitley no Disneyland, Matt and I had a lot of fun together.
This is us in the front row of one of the smaller rollercoasters.

No where close to the Dark Knight Joker but we thought we'd get our picture with him anyway.
This is Matt and I celebrating the start of the Olympics!

After the festivities of Six Flags we went home to get all cleaned up because we had gone on a few water rides, it had rained a little and it's Texas so you're always sweaty outside in the summer. While I was showering and cleaning up Matt made my most favourite dinner in the whole world, Thanksgiving Dinner. He had made turkey, stuffing, garlic mashed potatoes, gravy and rolls. We even ate it on our nice China! I love that Matt can cook, and is really good at it too. It was so sweet of him to prepare my favourite dinner, and even better to get to sit and eat it with him.

And of course Matt had to play with the melted wax from the candles.
Overall it was a wonderful day to celebrate a whole year of being married and being in love!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008


Matt and I took a very long road trip to visit friends and family before we headed off to Texas. I apologize for the extremely long post this time, but I couldn't cut out anymore pictures than I already did!
We started off the trip in EDH. Matt did an Open Water Swimming Race at Folsom Lake one morning. As you can see it was quite smokey because of all the fires (and this was on a good day).
Matt came in 3rd in his division!

We were able to see the Ricks' who came up for a visit. We went wake boarding with them, and then played a little croquet. I was the winner, but Dave came in a close second!

I had to put this one up because I finally got in and out of the wake!

We spent some time in San Francisco, and visited our good friends the Robarge's. Here's a couple of pictures of us on top of a 24 story roof, where Jensen and Erika live. They were nice enough to let us spend the night with them.

You can tell Matt and Jensen missed each other.

Erika took us on a lovely tour of San Francisco the next morning. We went to the Golden Gate Bridge (hence the picture), Golden Gate Park, Ocean Beach, Alamo Square, saw the Painted Ladies, Haight and Ashbury, and Union Square. It was quite the fun filled morning!

That afternoon we met up with the rest of the Harrison Clan and went to Alcatraz and a Giants game. (Also, I celebrated Canada Day by wearing my "Canadian Hockey Rocks!" T-shirt).

The Giants won, so it was a good end to a great day!

Fourth of July in Whitehawk, CA (Grandparents house). I went horseback riding that morning with some of the girls. This is my horse Raven.

Then Matt went golfing that afternoon with the boys. Only after Ken had been helicoptered to the hospital for breaking both the bones in his lower right leg. (It wasn't the best fourth of July ever).

We proceeded from Whitehawk to Salem, OR to visit my family this time. One morning Matt, Jeff and I went to the driving range, and apparently I needed a little help :)

My family along with my cousins family went to my favourite beach, Pacific City. We all climbed the sand dune and then the boys decided to jump off the top.

Us on top of the dune.

He was trying to be funny, but I don't think my aunt and little cousins thought he was very funny at all.

One fine day we traveled down to Eugene, OR to spend a day with the Smiths and their adorable little boy Spencer. We had a lot of fun visiting them and are sad we won't see them again for a long time. We went miniature golfing, ate lots of good food, and spent a lot of time playing with Spencer. He was my favourite, sorry Steve and Marissa.

We pretended Spencer was ours for this picture.

The Smiths and the Harrisons!

We ended the long trip back in Utah, where my family had traveled out to to take Jeff into the MTC. He is going to Samoa. Again we went miniature golfing (Matt really likes it). My mom killed us all.

Well, that's the end of our long road trip, and now we're in Texas so I'll try my best to keep everyone updated on med school and teaching and life in general!