Thursday, December 18, 2008

4 Years

Our Anniversary was so much fun! Brett surprised me by driving down to my work in Salt Lake to deliver this gorgeous flower arrangement and take me to this delicious cafe for lunch! (Isn't he the cutest?!)
We went to dinner at Tempenakki (one of our favorites). And guess what? I actually caught the flying shrimp in my mouth this time! I was so proud. It was so nice to just relax and spend time together and not worry about getting a million things done. I can't believe it's already been 4 years... Love you baby.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Happy Turkey Day

We had a great Thanksgiving this year at my parents condo in Phoenix.
We enjoyed the nice weather by golfing and going to the pool.
We also enjoyed movies, shopping, and of course, all the great food!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

We love fall!

Some Expensive Pheasants
Brett and his brother Wade went out for the pheasant hunt opener and had a good time until they got yelled at by an irrate farmer and met some fish and game officers that were waiting for them when they got back to the truck... What they didn't know was that they both would be ticketed for tresspassing (in Brett's words "walking through a field that wasn't posted") for being on private property. ouch! Bella was oblivious and had fun with her first experience "pinning down the pheasants".
We had my sisters Amy and her husband Jerrick and Katy with her new fiance Josh over for a pumpkin dinner and carving. It was good to see everyone! (and no we did not all plan to wear purple, but it made for some cute pictures!)

Our latest photo of our Bella Monster as a Bumble Bee!
She didn't even seem to mind wearing it around.
It did take about a half hour to get this photo of her though (below).

Brett apparently thought Halloween was a good excuse to dress up in my clothes and makeup... (should I be worried?)

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Last days in Boston/Cape Cod

We took a ferry from Cape Cod to Martha's Vineyard. What better way to see the island than to rent bikes and cruise around? (20 miles later after a hilly ride, it was definitely worth it!) It was absolutely beautiful.
This is a popular beach in Cape Cod that was a few minutes away from the house we stayed in.

We stopped at a cute market that had fantastic take out/prepared meals and had a picnic at
the Cape Cod Yaut Club. It was fun to relax and people watch.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Whale Watching in Cape Cod

Brett and I drove up the coast to the point of Massachusetts (Provence Town) and went on a Whale Watching Cruise. We got lucky since every trip is unique and totally depends on the whales; we were lucky enough to see around 30 Humpback Whales. It was so amazing being able to be so close to such huge and awesome creatures. We were able to sneak a few videos, but could only upload our shortest one to the blog since the others had a large file size. (You get the idea of scale though).This is a picture of a mother and her calf. They were so fun to watch. They appeared almost synchronized as they dove back down in unison.
Did you know... It is natural for whales to 'hold their breath' which is why the first thing they do when they surface, is exhale (notice the steam from their blowhole in the video).

The whales would flip their tale up like this when preparing to dive back down below the surface. They normally come back to surface anywhere from a few to 45 minutes.
The wind got a little chilly on the ride back!
This was one of the first light houses we saw... (I have this thing for light houses).

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Site Seeing Tours

Long Warf (Boston)

We took this World War II revived "duck" (amphibious) vehical for a spin on our tour of boston and then down the hudson river. quack quack!
Holocaust Memorial... Four towers including etched glass numbers for every victim.
The town sure does love it's Sports Teams, especially the Red Sox.
MIT -- Having a design/architecture background, I absolutely loved this building!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

New England

It's official... our first post. We are new to the blogging scene and decided it would be fun to give it a try. We thought we'd take advantage of Brett's new position that involves more travel and make a vacation out of it. Today we were tourists with a red flag with our camera and large map of the area. And for anyone that has ever been this way, you know the roads are more than a nightmare. Seriously. We may have been honked at more than once and heard our fair share of "recalculations" from our latest friend Garmin. In all seriousness though, Boston is a cool city -- a lot of history blended with new. We'll update you as we go!