Monday, December 28, 2015

Fall and Halloween!

Last year Quentin and I ran the Annual Red Ribbon Run in Hyde Park, Utah. We paid $10 to run, and won a $25 gift card to Sam's Club. Plus, we were supporting families and limiting substance abuse. All in all it was a major feel good time for all involved. So this year, we obviously had to do it again! Except Quentin wanted to work. Enter Chels. Thank heavens they moved here, she's always up for all my good ideas! We had a really good early morning run, and then we didn't win anything. But we were still winners, because we got great harvest bread afterwards. Hello, goodness.

The last camping trip of the year. We went to the hobbit caves, because they're so fun! The boy scouts apparently thought so too, but our camping spot was way cuter.

We looked up the weather before heading up there and it said it was going to be in the high 30's that night in Logan. What we didn't think to accommodate for was the temperature difference between Logan and the canyon. Whoops. IT WAS FREEZING. We cuddled all night. Quentin even woke me up at one point, two in the morning, to tell me, "Becca, can you imagine the pioneers?!" I was laughing so hard. It was a struggle to get back to sleep after that!

Halloween Pumpkin Walk! Logan does a really good job with their pumpkin decorating.

I ate about half of this myself.

We had a murder mystery party with some of our friends. It was Disney themed. We had Rapunzel, Red Riding Hood, Snow White, Hansel and Gretel, One of the Dwarves, Beauty and the Beast. Prince Charming, and Axe.

It turned out really well, and should probably become a tradition.



Quentin got a new gun for his birthday. So, as marriage goes, we played with it for my birthday! It was lots of fun though. And I beat Quentin in a shoot off! By accident mostly, but it still happened.

One weekend I decided to get my craft on. Cue the scalloped skirt idea. Pretty much, I just decided that I wanted it, and then busted it out. I did look for some online tutorials, but, couldn't find any in the skirt idea I was thinking. So, basically, I just winged (wung?) it. It turned out pretty great! I would probably do a few things differently if I did it again. But the good news is that since it's done, I don't have to ever do it again. Hooray!


Quentin knows me prettttty well. So he took me golfing! I love golfing, and really wish that I could do it more often. But man it's hard to justify.
So for now, driving ranges and the $5 twilight times it is for us. (:

I also love sushi. And I really feel like sushi is a special occasion food. There's a fantastic sushi restaurant in Logan called Takara. We eat there a lot, but like to splurge for special occasions. We order like five things, and usually walk out the door under $20.
This is definitely on the top of the list of places we'll miss when we eventually leave Logan.

Baking my own birthday cake. Accidentally lit the oven on fire. Oops.

Birthday hike and free birthday firehouse subs!
It was a low-key and perfect birthday.
Already 26 has been my favorite year! I don't even mind paying for health insurance.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

School Begins Again

Before I got married, I dated quite a few different boys. Some of them more hipster than others, and all of them much less Quentin-y than Quentin.
Hailey girl once said that she was worried about me, because if I married any of those boys then I wouldn't have anyone to open pickle jars for me.
Seriously, her words, not mine. That girl, she is pure hilarity.

Anyway, now whenever we have pickles, Quentin likes to prove that I picked my man well, and that he can easily open any and all pickle jars. Boy am I grateful (:

Can I just say that I LOVE living in Logan? Because I do.

Quentin on his first day of school! We only have four semesters left! 
I know, I know, I just said that I love living in Logan. I do, I just think that I'll love the day that we don't still live the full-time student life. I think? I'm very grateful for the blessed life that we have though, believe me. 

To celebrate school starting, and fall, we went bowling! I rocked. 
Somehow I forgot that I took a bowling class while at BYU? Well, those skills are never lost I tell ya, and I destroyed Quentin. And I'm proud of it.

Happy school year!

Family to Logan & Provo!

I convinced Hailey girl to stay the weekend with me while Quentin and my parents went down to Provo to work on the duplex and go to education week. It was one of my better moves. That girl is a hoot!
The first night we noticed a wedding reception down the street from my house, so obviously we had to dress up and get ourselves some wedding cake! Actually they were serving a full dinner, which was even better. 

Saturday consisted of farmer's marketing, hiking, napping, and more party crashing! On our way to another wedding reception, we noticed a hoard of young kids heading into a well-known mansion house that I've always wanted to see close up. So...we booked it back home to get out of nice clothes, and into our "teenager-esque" outfits to try to fit in (on my part. Hailey fits in quite well, obviously).
I felt like an intruder the whole time and was worried someone was going to notice that I was ten years older than everyone else there....but that never happened. Hooray!

Also, their refreshments were donuts. From Johnny O's here in Logan, which are THE BEST donuts maybe ever. I was in fat girl heaven.

This is us thoroughly enjoying our breakfast from the farmer's market.

A little view of the foam pit from the party. WE DID NOT ENTER.
Because, ew.

It's amazing how a little dough and sugar can make a girl so happy!

Did I mention it was a pool party?

We had the best weekend. Ate well, slept well, and had far too much fun. I needed a really long nap after that much excitement.

On Sunday I drove Hailey down to meet up with the rest of the family, and then I had to work. Boo! But I like my job, so no complaints. 

Summer is my love language. Scratch that, food is my love language.

My super cute mom and I at education week at BYU. I forget how much I loved being at BYU. So many good memories. But I'm glad I live in Logan now.
Also, education week isn't just for old people like I thought! It was a lot more fun than I expected, and I really liked the classes too! It wasn't like sitting through a lecture, because the teacher had to pack in all of the good stuff into an hour, so you were being bombarded with good information the whole time. 
I highly recommend it.

You can't go to Provo and not eat at the creamery!

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Quentin is baby hungry

Quentin has always loved kids. But lately he has become about having our own kids. Especially little girls. Every time we hang out with our nieces he tells me:
 "I cannot wait to have little Becca's running around"

Like I said, he's pretty baby hungry.

Although, we both agree it would be really nice to skip the newborn stage and go straight to 2 year olds. Is that possible??