Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Snow Days and Sparkly Things

Don't you love Idaho weather?

And the 2 seasons that it brings?

especially when it decides to dump a foot of snow in about 24 hours
I've been stuck in my house because of it since last Sunday

Don't worry though, because I wasn't lonely
My favorite person got stuck there with me
As you can see, he found ways to entertain himself

We also had a little fun with the mac photobooth...

And of course, enjoyed some hot chocolate
Don't mind the glasses, I dropped a contact in the snow while out on a photo shoot... So annoying
In other news, my real ring was finally finished! Big thanks to Marissa for bringing it to Idaho Falls for us!

Love love love this picture of us

And of course, you gotta have the cliche WAY too excited picture!
I think it fits, don't you? :)
Yep. We're getting married!

Have a Happy Thanksgiving all!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

A lil Proposal

Clay came down to see me on Friday.

We had a few errands we needed to run and things to get worked out for him to come to school

He said he wanted to take me out that night
We went to this lovely little place called Le Nonne, one of my most favorite restaurants in Logan
Please please please go check it out if you're in the area. You won't be disappointed. It's adorable

After dinner we headed back to my apartment
We sat and talked for a while and Clay told me he had a song that he wanted me to hear
but to get the full effect, I needed to close my eyes.
I laughed at his enthusiasm and let him walk me back into my room and sat down on the bed.
After he messed around with my ihome for a while, this song came on....

After the song had played, I asked if I could open my eyes.
Clay said yes and this is what I saw sitting on my desk

It was then that I really started to realize what was happening
Clay picked up the ring, and said that he knew it wasn't my real ring, but he was ready to be engaged. He then asked me to look at the inside of my "temporary ring"

Written on the inside was "Come what may." While Clay was on his mission, we liked to end e-mails with the phrase, "come what may and love it" from Elder Wirthlin's last talk. It's always represented hope for me. Hope for the future, and hope for us.

Then he got down on one knee... and asked me to marry him
I'm thinking you can guess what I said. :)

That's right, I'm marrying my high school sweetheart, my missionary, and my best friend!

And I couldn't be more excited

March 4th anyone?

Us the next day at Clay's first Aggie basketball game

PS, this is what my ring is gonna look like. It should be done this weekend! I can't wait!
In other, completely unrelated news, Clay got his first experience with snuggies this weekend...

I'm not sure if he's a fan
Have a lovely rest of the week everyone!
As for me, I get to go home tomorrow to see my FIANCE
I like the sound of that

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The Great Snow Doughnut Adventure

My ex-roommate, Annette's family has a really awesome tradition that we finally got to participate in

Every year when it snows for the first time AND STICKS, every single citizen of Weston Idaho heads over to the Fonnesbeck household for some of these little babies...

These are Snow Doughnuts.
And they only happen once a year

Well for some reason that I can't recall, we missed out on the snow doughnut tradition last year

We would not make that mistake again

So on Monday when it FINALLY snowed a decent amount we all loaded up into 2 cars and started our drive to Weston

Dear Rachael has never been to Weston

So it was not surprising that as we were taking the back-roads to Weston in the middle of the night when she missed her turn

Being the good driver she is, she drove on until a suitable turn-off area appeared on the side of the road.

A little patch of gravel to be exact

Rachael turns into the patch of gravel

and just keeps on going....
Until the large, muddy field stopped her
and she said some things that you shouldn't say in mixed company

Over and over and over again
Understandable since her little jetta is stuck in about a foot and a half of mud
Tiffany and I got a pretty big kick out of it though

Well we tried to push the car out of the mud
But only managed to get covered in the crap in the process

So Marissa and company drove up the road to see if anyone could help some poor, stranded travelers, just trying to get to Weston for Snow Doughnuts in the middle of the night

Meet our good Samaritan..
AKA a John Deere tractor.

This little baby and it's driver (a really awesome farmer with a sweet beard) pulled the little jetta out of the mud with only minor damages!
(her front bumper might have been pulled off by the mud)

But it didn't matter because the hunt for Snow Doughnuts was hot in our blood

And after our little adventure, success was o so sweet...

Sweet Sweet Success

Lesson learned? Never take a Jetta off-roading
O and Snow Doughnuts are AMAZING


Monday, November 8, 2010

Monday Inspiration

Mondays are always a little bit rough on me

It's just that kick back into reality
after a blissfully happy weekend

like a proverbial kick to the solar plexus

and it happens every single week

Well I was sitting at my volunteer photo lab hours
Doing my routine internet surfing

This is me during lab hours... surfing...
had to share that with you. My hair was cute.

and I stumbled upon a couple photographers that I think will help me get to the next weekend

Meet Tim Walker
Photographer for London Vogue

Holy. Crap.

Are these the most beautiful photographs you've ever seen?!

Please Please Please go check out his website. HERE
Feel those creative vibes flow into your body

Not enough for you?
Try Rodney Smith...

Mmmm mmmm mmm
Can you say Eye Candy?

Tasty tasty eye candy

It's amazing when/where you can track down a little inspiration

Even on a Monday


Wednesday, November 3, 2010

This is a post about a Boy...

I've been meaning to do this for a while now

I feel like formal introductions are needed

Even though I'm almost 100% sure all of you that read this know him
or at least OF him

This is Clay
(yes, this is the first time his name has been used on this blog)
Old picture
A little random information about him:

He's an amazing at playin the guitar and singing (despite what he might say)
Loves Salt and Vinegar chips and Macaroni salad
Avid Movie Watcher
Hates wearing socks
LOVES Dr. Pepper and Mountain Dew
Will randomly start speaking tagalog in the middle of a sentence
Reads TONS of books
Has a new found love for boxing (yes THAT kind of boxing) and rice
Is the hardest worker I know
and the most considerate person I've ever met

And we have WAY too much fun together

I love this picture, even though we look like babies.
And I look like a creeper
We have quiet a history together... one of these days I'll tell you the entire story

He came to visit me this weekend

It was awesome

as usual

I miss him already
I Love us

Have a grand week everybody!