Friday, December 31, 2010

Hello 2011

I can't believe 2010 has come and gone! Even though Landon and I were married in 2009, it was at the end, so 2010 was basically full of the adventures of our first year of being married. We lived in our first little apartment, we moved to Sandy, bought a car and a motorcycle, spent lots of time with each other and family, drove to Texas a few times, cruised to Mexico, celebrated our first anniversary, and kept really busy with school and work. It was a great year, but we're definitely ready for 2011.... which means graduating school, potentially moving out of state, and beginning life in the "real world." We can't wait to see 2011 brings! Happy New Year!!



Monday, December 27, 2010

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

The only thing I hate about Christmas is that it comes and goes way TOO FAST! Landon and I had such a wonderful Christmas with my family and we're now in Texas having another two Christmases (is that a word??) with Landon's mom today and then with Landon's dad tomorrow. I just LOVE the magic and feeling of Christmas and getting to spend so much time with the people I love the most! (Like getting to be with Landon every second for over two weeks straight=heaven!!!)

Our Christmas festivities started by decorating sugar cookies and playing charades!




Then on Christmas Eve we went to my dad's bell concert up by the capital and to the lights on Temple Square.






We came home and got in our new pj's and watched It's a Wonderful Life.


On Christmas morning we woke up and opened our stockings (thanks Santa!!)


Then everyone came over! One of my favorite Miller Christmas traditions is my mom and dad's big breakfast Christmas morning complete with British "crackers"










By about 2 p.m. we finally got to start opening our presents :) Landon's main present was his motorcycle but I also got him a new frosted mug (because I accidentally broke his old one), a new headset, and some clothes. He got me some crayons and markers, because I've been really begging for them because I'm five years old, money to buy CLOTHES (he put it in a big box to trick me), and then sent me on a scavenger hunt to surprise me with a trip to DISNEYLAND!!!!!!!!! BEST.PRESENT.EVER. Oh boy, my husband is a cutie! We are planning on going after graduation in April and I'm SOOO excited! Wohoo!


Then we had a big turkey dinner with the fam and played the game "Things" ...SO funny! Then we had to pack, load the car, and get ready for the 18 hour car ride in the morning! I'll do another post about our "Texas" Christmas.

Anyway, I really am so grateful for this time of year to spend time with family and focus on our Savior! It definitely is the most wonderful time of the year!

P.S. I forgot to mention that my bestie Jenna got engaged to her high school sweetheart Jace on Christmas! Wohoo!! Congrats guys!!! :)

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

New Do

I love love love changing my hair, and it was definitely a MUCH needed change!

My blah before (pretty much my natural dull color haha)
P.S. Isn't my niece Zoey adorable?


And after. Yay for new hair!!


Thank you Landon Dean for my early Christmas present :)

Monday, December 13, 2010

Freedom!!!!


This picture pretty much sums up how I feel right now. I just took my last final EVER and I feel so FREE! Wahoooooo! I'm so happy! Time for CHRISTMAS! :)


Saturday, December 11, 2010

Just a Little Peek Please?

One of the most exciting things about life is not knowing what your future holds. One of the most frustrating things about life is not knowing what your future holds.

I remember before I was married, I just wanted a little peek into my future just to know who I was going to marry or if I was even going to get married.

Now that I am married, I just want a little peek into my future to know how many kids we will have, what our kids will be like, where Landon will work, and where we will settle down and raise our family.

It's funny, but I have a feeling that even when "the future" comes and I am settled down with Landon's career, kids, and a place to call home, I will still want a peek into the future... but I'm sure it will be about different things.

I heard a quote once that said if you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future. If you are content you are living in the present. Okay so anyone who knows me knows that I'm a little anxious. But don't get my wrong, I am LOVING the stage Landon and I are currently in. It's so much fun just having time with my hubby, but I need to stop worrying about what our future will bring us and live in the NOW. It really doesn't matter where we live. It will be home because we are with each other. It really doesn't matter where Landon ends up getting a job... well as long as he gets one :) I just need to stop freaking out about the future and being content with the present. Because the present totally ROCKS and I know I will miss it.

...But it is kind of fun to dream about the future... Like lately, I keep thinking how much I would love to live in England! (And it actually is a possibility because London has a huge airport=lots of PILOTS.) Here's why I'm dreaming of England
  • Both of my parents are from England, so I really am a citizen of England. It's my BLOOD!
  • All of my extended family lives there and I'd love to actually get to know them and see them!
  • My kids would have cute little British accents!! And they would call me "mum" so freaking cute
  • I think it would be an adventure :)

Anyway, I'm really really excited to see where life takes us and I know that whatever it is, we will be happy and life will be good! :)

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Thanksgiving Week

I wish every week was like this past week I just had! It was definitely a much needed break from the stress of school and I loved getting to spend time with the fam!

Monday: Both Landon and I had school and then right at 3 we left to go pick up his dad and brother from the airport! We were SOOO happy they could come from Texas to be with us! We ran a few errands, then came home and I made homemade fettucine alfredo (my FAVORITE) and then we played some games and got them settled in.

Tuesday: I had school and then we went to Tucannos! (did I mention that I wish EVERY week could be like this week!!!) Then we came home to prepare for "The Biggest Blizzard in History"....LAME SAUCE

Wednesday: Landon and I celebrated our one year anniversary! I can't believe we aren't newlyweds anymore! Time definitely flies when you're having fun! We had a lazy morning, and then we watched the video I made with pictures/video/music from our wedding day and also looked at a scrapbook I made with pictures of our first year. It was really fun to look back on our special day :) Then we took a drive to the Draper temple, saw HP 7, made each other our favorite meals, and then headed off to the Crater at Homestead Resort (it's this hotspring in a cave... way cool!!) Also, Landon's other brother Tanner drove up from L.A. and surprised us! We were SO excited to see him!!!







Thursday: Thanksgiving! We played some games, stuffed our faces, played Beatles Rockband, ate some more, and had so much fun with both my family and Landon's family! It was actually so nice being able to see both families on a holiday (which never happens since they live in two different states!)

Friday: We hit the slopes and spent all day snowboarding! So much fun!!!



Saturday: We ate lunch at Five Guys, bought Landon's motorcyle, had dinner at Olive Garden, then went to Temple Square to see the lights!




Sunday: Put up all of our Christmas decorations and said bye to our Richins family :(


Mine and Landon's very first Christmas tree :)

We definitely had a fun filled week and it was VERY hard to go back to reality on Monday... but only two more weeks until Christmas break! YAY!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Motorcycle

Landon's been wanting one for awhile now and I just love to see this boy happy...so even though I'm scared to death of motorcycles I let him get one. I guess I'm now a biker babe! :)





Thursday, November 25, 2010

One Year.















Happy One Year Anniversary Landon Dean!! I can honestly say it has been the best year of my life. I've heard a lot of people say the first year is the hardest, and if that's the case then I guess we have A LOT to look forward to :)

I'm not saying we've had a "perfect" year, that would just be lying. But, being married to Landon really is the best thing that has ever happened to me and the best decision I ever made! Through this first year, we have really learned how to communicate with each other. How to rely on each other. How to say sorry and always make-up before going to bed. We also learned that no matter what happens in life, no matter how bad, we can make it through because we have each other, and that is really all we need.

One year down, ETERNITY to go :)
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