Sunday, April 22, 2012


Tanner is a BYU graduate! Ok so his last semester was in December so his actual graduation year is 2011 but since BYU does not have a graduation ceremony until spring, he walked this weekend. It was such a fun occasion since it gives family an excuse to come see us. 
of course he drove away on his motorcycle in his cap and gown.

Tanner's family: Kristy, Dan, Kim

My family: Suzanne & Greg

It was a neat ceremony to which Elder Dalin H. Oaks was the key-note speaker. Tanner didn't want to "walk" the next day since he had his diploma already so the boys decided to go shooting and blow things up while the girls went shopping. City Creek Mall in SLC is amazing. :)
2012 will be a big year for us. We're not quite sure where we will be a year for now but I guess that's the excitement of it all.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

My Besties

These girls are my besties in hygiene school. They keep me sane. We spent HOURS on this project and made a poster for it.
Me, Carli, Ambria

We gave a presentation to a second grade class in Orem on good oral health. We taught them the proper way to brush and floss, and did a toothbrush exchange. It was a lot of work but we learned a lot. YAY for dental hygiene!

Last few weekends II

The weekend after Dani and her fam and everyone left the house, Tanner's Dad came to stay and visit with two teenage boys visiting the states from Denmark! Tanner's Dad is back from Afghanistan for a little while so he arranged for a friend of his from Denmark (a guy he converted while on mission there) to send his son and a friend to stay with them in California. Of course, they were not just going to hang around the Redding area. They drove ALL the way out here to Utah to hang with us!  We had so much fun showing them around. I think they thought we live in the wild west since Tanner & his Dad have so many guns! I tried to explain to them that not every American has as many guns as Tanner & his family. :)
We took a trip over to Tanner's office one night to get ice cream and play foosball and pool.
Red jacket: Mathias (Ma-tea-us). Stripes: Emil (E-meal)

Tanner and Dad N catching up.
 Friday, the boys hiked the Y, went shooting and ate at Rodizio. Saturday we woke up early and drove to SLC for conference! The Danish boys went to a session of conference and all the boys went to Priesthood together. We all walked around the new City Creek Mall (the old ZCMI center). It's AMAZING. I think I enjoyed myself a little more than the boys did. ;)

 It was such a neat experience having them stay with us. Some new things I learned:

  •  When the Danish boys got here and used the restroom, they thought the toilet was broken because I guess we fill our toilets up with A LOT more water than they do. lol
  • Denmark is a very socialist country-so their citizens are not allowed guns. They were amazed that people here are allowed to have guns in their homes and kept asking, "isn't that dangerous? Aren't you afraid people will go around shooting each other?" Dan did such a great job explaining that with freedom, comes responsibility. I could tell they learned a lot from him. 
  • Because of their socialist country, getting a drivers license is extremely difficult. It costs them about $2000 US dollars and they can't drive until age 18. Cars and homes cost twice as much. They did mention, "well, we have free health care. We can get heart surgery for free if we need too." Dan explained to them that nothing is free. Their country taxes them 25% sales tax and 40% tax of their earned income to pay for someone else's "free heart surgery". 40%!!! I can't imagine having that much taken out of my paycheck!
  • We taught the boys what a chinese fire drill is! SOO FUNNY!
  • Tanner couldn't resist introducing them to atomic fireballs. We got some at the store, and on the way home the boys popped the candies into their mouths. About 2 mins in, I hear a lot of exaggerated inhaled breathing and all a sudden Mathias goes, "I'm sweating." Emil wouldn't swallow until we got home and he spit it out. It was hilarious! 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TANNER! Yup, that's Raspberry pretzel salad Tanner wanted for his "cake". I sang happy birthday so he could blow out his candles.

Cheesy pic with our arms all stretched out trying to hold the camera. This was taken on Tan's bday. 

The last few weekends

 Tanner & I celebrated our fourth anniversary on March 14th this year! We drove to SLC and walked around temple square and the JSB and ate dinner at the Roof restaurant. It is so nice we don't have to drive far to feel like we "got away" for the weekend! Boy, four years really goes by fast! Excited for another year ahead with this absolutely wonderful man.

On their way down to Arizona, Dani and her kids and my Dad and Cameron stopped in Provo to split up their drive and stay a few nights with me! I'm sooo glad they came to see me!  Naomi and Sadie became good friends by the end of their stay!

 Sadie sure looks happy to have someone pay so much attention to her!
 On Saturday, it was a beautiful day so we decided to go to the park. Tanner & I live about 30 steps from the Provo River Trail, so we took the trail a while to a duck pond not far from my house. We took a whole loaf and bread and fed the many ducks that were there.

 Sadie definitely has the duck hunting bred in her. She REALLY wanted those ducks. Dad was nice enough to walk her around a different area of the park so she wouldn't go nuts and scare the ducks away while we fed them. After the bread was gone, we let Sadie loose... She went bazerk! She chased the ducks for quite a while, even into the water.

We finally got a hold of her and of course she shakes off right by Dad! :)

Playing with little Liv on the playground at the park.