Monday, December 14, 2009

5 Years of Love

Life has just been great this year. We celebrated our 5 years of bliss...(yes, I love brownie points.) We are both doing well in our jobs. Bree is working a ton, and sacrificing so much. We LOVE our house, ward, and friends. It really has been an enormous blessing for us to move to Wellsville. I have added some pics we had taken from Mackley Photography. They really did a great job we think. Let us know what your favorite is.

Christmas is just around the corner, and we are having so much fun with parties and just being with everybody. We can't say enough how grateful and blessed we are. We love all of you.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Halloween Scares

This was a great Halloween for us here in Wellsville. We had a ton of fun little kids come by to get some candy... we didn't know how many kids we would get, so we didn't have the best candy. Next year they better be ready to get spoiled.

We decorated the front porch...

Carved pumpkins...

Dressed up a few different times... (Bree dressed up as Amelia Earhart, no pics sorry)
And, overall just had a great time together. We went to some friends house for a wicked game of Catan until late into the evening. What a great weekend.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Summer Fun, etc.

Well, we have really been slackers on the blogging thing. Travis is actually going to start learning the process so that I have a little less on my plate.

Life has been absolutely great to us this summer. We love Wellsville and all the wonderful friends we have made here. It really does feel like home. We have taken a ton of pics and may be posting them on our Facebook acounts, because it would be a lot to post here. Here is a brief play by play...

Travis has naturally been scouting a ton this summer. He is actively involved with the local troop, but has been focusing more on Order of the Arrow. He has completed his own indian outfit and is working to improve it. He has been a great homemaker which really helps out. Also, he has been doing great with Real Estate and is happy with his decision to take the plung.

I am an expected work-a-holic. I love all 3 of my jobs, but I am also looking forward to cutting back next year. We are quickly getting out of debt so it is worth it.

We have enjoyed plenty of vacations this year. We feel blessed to be able to do so much. We spent a week in Bear Lake with my family; braved the Sham Battle in Wellsville for Founder's Day; went to the Nashville Tribute Band Concert; got professional pictures taken; played at reunions; and just this past week, we went to Trav's mission in Independence Missouri and Nauvoo.

The past week was the best. It was amazing to see where the saints had been, and especially meeting the families Trav had worked with.
We went to Richmond 1st and saw Oliver Cowdery's grave along with a few other of the witnesses to the Book of Mormon. Then we had a wonderful dinner at the Morris's home where a bunch of families came over that Trav worked with. He was in this area for alomost a year.

Next, we went to Carthage Jail and Nauvoo. We were able to see tons of history and even got to attend the temple. We were able to see where Joeseph was buried.

We then went to Adam-ondi-Ahman and Far West.

Last, but not least, we went to Liberty Jail and the Independence Visitors Center.

We are excited to go back to Nauvoo another time and see the pageant.

As promised, we will be keeping this updated regularly now. Trav is hoping to do a good job.

Completed Mailbox

We finally completed the mailbox. With Grandpa Hirschi's help everything went really smooth. The capstone was set and the sealer applied. Now we are ready for winter. We think it turned out pretty good.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

The Beginning of Home Projects

Our fall is off to a great start. The first of our home projects is nearing completion. By this time next year we hope to have our yard finished, but for now we're working on the mailbox and putting down gravel so the poor mailman won't get stuck again next winter. Trav's amazing Grandpa Hirschi helped us out with his skills in masonry (thanks so much Grandpa!). We had to wait for the mortar to dry before putting the 300lb (or so it seems) capstone on it next week. We'll post the final project soon, but for now here's a peak at what we've got done so far.

And Trav's reward for all his hard work!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Bear Lake and the "Hardest Hitting Derby Around"

This past week we met all of the Slade's in Bear Lake for the annual reunion. We had a blast this year! We golfed, wake surfed, wake boarded, played in the sand, and soaked up the sun! We also were witness to my cousin landing his back flip on the wakeboard (way to go Kody!). We were also excited to meet some new friends (You're awesome Dustin and Jaz!)

Then last Saturday we went to the Demolition Derby at the Summit County Fair. It definitely held up to it's reputation for being the hardest hitting derby around!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Family Pictures and an Update

Well, we've been really busy the past few weeks with work. Trav has 3 closings this next month (thanks Nate and Val!) and has gotten a few new listings as well. It's kept him on his toes and out of the house for several evenings. It's nice to have him busy, but sad to not have him home at night. We're just grateful he is seeing success in his hardwork!

Also, we had some fun family pictures with Bree's Family taken while we were up in Evanston over the 4th. We just took the pics ourselves and then had one of Trav's co-workers edit them for us. They turned out pretty good... here's your preview:
This is the One we Used

Here's Some of the Others Just for Fun

So, we're still determining our favorite pic of Trav and I. We need some help deciding which one to use. Leave us a comment and let us know your favorite.... (These aren't edited yet, so they'll look a little better for the actual one)

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