Sunday, October 11, 2009

wedding pictures!!

...... are posted on Facebook!!

We narrowed it down from over 550 pictures to about 90 - which is still WAY too many to post on the blog! So check them out on FB and leave some comments! :)

One day, we will get the mattandemily blog started, but that day is not today!!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009


My lunch today consists of:

peanut butter sandwich - with Jif extra-crunchy, on white Grandma Sycamore's bread

fresh raspberries

and fruit snacks!

yum! yum! yum! yummy!!!!!!
3 of my 4 top favorite foods :) i am one happy girl!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Sneak Peek!!

Here's a few pictures that a friend of mine took after Matt and I got our 'Groomals' with our photographer. You'll have to stay tuned for more pictures of my dress! :)

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

ONE month!!!!

One month from today, I get to marry this cute boy!!!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


Courtney and I have matching Jeans.
We love it.
And Matt has the man-version of the jeans!
Hey, when you find good jeans, you have to share - I mean, isn't that what friends are for!!

Monday, August 17, 2009

A 'sorta' update

I've become quite a lazy blogger lately. The problem being that I have WAY too many things to blog about, and no where near enough time to do it in!!

Here is a link to my friend Courtney's blog. She's a much better writer than I am, so just read her post, and enjoy the pictures!!! Gatta love those flapper dresses!!

This weekend, I had my first Bridal Shower!! Courtney, Diana, Megan and Sheri did an excellent job!! Man, I'm going to miss these girls!

The 'Party Planners' - Sheri, Megan, Me, Courtney, and Diana

The AMAZING food!! Everything was home made, and tasted great!

Me and the gifts!! Which may or may not have been about 90% lingerie :)

I could easily have blogged about many other things - such as:
-Belly Dancing classes
-The 'Man Shower' that Matt's friends threw for him
-Being 'homeless'
-My adventures in house/Dog sitting for a friend of mine this week
-Getting my Endowments taken out in the Portland Temple
-Wedding planning and the details of that
-All the car troubles that Matt and I have been having
-The annual Ward Camp out
-My mom's quick trip to Portland
-Matt's first Pedicure
-Movies in the Park on hot summer nights
-My first experience at the Crepe Cart in downtown
-The amazing Portland Cello Project concert last weekend
-My first Monster Truck rally
-All the things that I'm going to miss about Portland
....... and the list goes on.

But that's all for now!!!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

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Thursday, July 23, 2009


My awesome U-Haul!!!

My mom and I get to drive this baby back to Utah tomorrow!

We packed it up this morning with all my stuff [minus 3 weeks worth of stuff to keep here in Portland while I'm homeless], and we're ready to head off bright and early tomorrow.

Now we're off to get a pedicure to reward ourselves for all our hard work :)

Sunday, July 12, 2009


Ironic how at the end of my last post, I patted myself on the back for being a good blogger. And then no posts for a month.


Maybe this next month I'll be better!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Tuesday Nights are my favorite!

Matt and I have started having Tuesday Night Date Nights! Weekends are usually busy doing things with friends, so we decided to have Tuesday Nights be our night!

Last weekend, we went on a wonderful walk along the waterfront in downtown. Even on a Tuesday night, there were plenty of things to see, and Portland is always great for some awesome people watching!!

So on Tuesday night, Matthew cooked me dinner, then we went to this place by his house called Ceramic Cafe. They have tons of different plates, cups, bowls, whatever you want. And then you pick you paint color and paint however you want! After you finish painting, you leave it with them, they 'fire' it for you, and then in 5 days we will have our finished pieces - all shiny and dishwasher/microwave safe!!

You can draw whatever design you like with pencil, and then the pencil burns off in the kiln [spell??]. I had done this about a year ago, and made a big black/white/red argyle plate, so I decided to make a coordinating bowl! I know it looks like it's going to be grey and pink, but after they do whatever they do to it, it will be black
and red and shiny!! Matthew made a little plate - and found a much more efficient way to paint the bottom of the plate by just pouring the paint directly onto the plate!

I'll try and remember to post pictures of our finished bowl and plate once we get them back!

On to other news - my ring will be
done today! Next week, Matt and I are going to Utah to do wedding stuff, and get engagement pictures! Cross your fingers that I can find a wedding dress!

At the beginning of July, I'm off to Washington DC with a friend to celebrate the Fourth of July!!

Matt and I have also taken up racket ball. Ok - so we've only played twice, but it's alot of fun, and Matt is a great teacher who is very patient with me and my lack of coordination!

AND... my favorite show ever is back on again - So You Think You Can Dance! YAY!!! We get together with a bunch of friends on Thursday nights and watch all the dances an everything [minus commercials - thanks Tivo!!] and pick our favorites. Always a good time!

That's about all for now! I've actually done quite a good job of blog posting lately! This is like my second or third post this month!!

Friday, June 5, 2009

I am convinced that there is not a problem in this world that can't be fixed with a good pedicure!! There's just something about sitting in that big, black chair that makes all your problems go away!! Maybe it's the massage. Or maybe having someone rub your feet. Or the nice calf massage and oil rub that they do. Maybe it's the gossip with good friends, or maybe it's that final wax-dip! Maybe it's just the warm towels and brightly painted toes that make me smile. Whatever it is... I'm just glad that I can go to my local little pedicure place and escape from it all for a little while!

Ah.... I already want to go back!!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Canada, eh?

I spent the past week in Vancouver and Victoria Canada with my Family! It was a great little family trip – lots of pretty driving, pretty scenery, beautiful weather, and good family times!

Warning!! There are a ton of pictures in this post!!

A cool bridge right outside the Washington/Canada border

Dad, me and Dave at a cool waterfall

downtown Vancouver at some cool, really old clock

eating lunch at a park

a view of Vancouver as we left on the Ferry.

me and Dave at the Chinese Gardens

family photo! right outside Whistler - where the 2010 Winter Olympics are going to be

Dave and I did a zip-line tour. There were 5 zip lines, and it was awesome! The longest one was almost a half-mile long!!

dave on the zip line

me and Dave at one of the tree balcony things

self-portrait while on the zip line!

Dave up-side-down!!

Me up-side-down!!

me and my mom!

me and Dave touching the freezing cold water off Vancouver Island!

Dave giving Mom a piggy-back ride. How cute!

view from another ferry ride

is there ever such a thing as TOO much ice cream?!?!
[obviously the pre-wedding diet has NOT started! haha]

views around Vancouver Island

A cool Castle tour in Victoria, Canada

family bike ride along the water in Victoria

Great family trip!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009 comes the bride......

we're engaged!!!!!!!

that's right - Matt proposed last night, and I said YES!! And we are getting MARRIED!!!! There are not enough exclamation points in the world to explain how excited I am!!

We are getting married on September 19th in the Bountiful Temple! The 19th is a special day for us, and September 19th, 2003 was our very first kiss - way back when we were freshmen in college!

apparently this is not my real ring! The diamond is the real thing, but there were some problems with the band, so this is just a temporary one. Matt just wanted to propose on the 19th, and I'm leaving on Friday, so the real thing will be finished when I get back. I promise to post pictures as soon as we get it! So just ignore the weird band for now!
The proposal story is nothing super exciting. It was sweet, simple, and meaningful - just like I've always wanted!! So when Matt came over to my place yesterday afternoon, I was watching Garden State [remember this post! haha] - which is our favorite movie, for many reasons. I think we both see certain characteristics about ourselves and each other in the main characters. Honestly - I don't remember exactly how it happened, but it was at the end when it's playing one of our favorite songs, and we started talking. We were just sitting on my living room floor, and all the sudden, he got up on his knees and started reaching into his pocket. In my mind, I was thinking "Holy crap - is he really going to propose right now?!?!". And he DID!! He said all sorts of sweet and wonderful things, and then asked if I would marry him. And of course I said YES!!! Afterwards, he took me to dinner at my favorite place ever - Noodles & Co. On the way there, we got pulled over for Matt not wearing his seatbelt, but once we told the officer that he had just barley proposed and I flashed him my ring, he let us off with just a warning! Pretty funny that the first person to find out that we were engaged was some random police officer!! haha!

And now begins our lifetime adventure together!!!!!

[ps - have I mentioned how much i LOVE this boy?!?!]

Friday, May 15, 2009

TWO years!!

Two years ago today, I packed up my car and moved to Portland!! I never thought I'd love Portland as much as I do!!!! I love the city, the scenery, but most of all, I love all the wonderful people that I've met since moving here!

As much stuff as I could possibly fit into my car!!Here's to the next few months being the best summer ever!!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

completly unrelated

Wasn’t I just adorable!

Best movie ever:

I have probably watch this movie atleast once a week for the past 2 months. LOVE it! Zach Braff is great, and I just love Natalie Portman! The soundtrack is also excellent!

[It's Rated R, so you can borrow my edited version if you want to watch it!]

Quote of the Month:

“Once upon a time there was a boy who loved a girl, and her laughter was a question that he wanted to spend the rest of his life answering”

From the book:

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

west side!

He's here!! Matt's here! We're both in Portland and despite the rain, everything is great!! Yesterday, we went to the coast - and even though it wasn't the best weather, we had a good time! We went to dinner, and Matt had some of the best crab legs he's ever had! He was talking about them the rest of the night!!

Cute houses along the coast at Cannon Beach

Matt touching the water on the West Coast!

not so sure about the face that I'm making - but I love these new shades! :)
... and Haystack Rock in the background

In Cambodia

In Cambodia
January 2007

A DAY AT THE PORTLAND ZOO!!! (June 1, 2007)

A DAY AT THE PORTLAND ZOO!!!            (June 1, 2007)
on a tricycle for elephants