Sunday, September 11, 2011

I am way behind on my posting, but here is our trip to Seattle, Washington August 15th-20th.  My mother-in-law's Aunt and Uncle live up in Seattle on Lake Sammamish and we had the opportunity to go and visit them for a week.  When we first got to Seattle, we headed over to the ferry which took us to the San Juan Islands.  From there, we had the opportunity to spend a couple days on the island of Waldron which is clear up near the Canadian border.  From San Juan island, Aunt Joyce and Uncle Gary picked us up in their boat and drove us to Waldron island.  This island is only 4.6 square miles and only has about 100 full-time residents.  The roads are all dirt and the only public building is a school.  Although it sounds very boring, it was actually a gorgeous place and we had a lot of fun!  We spent a lot of time at the beach, hiking, and driving motorcycles. 

One of the days on the island we decided to head over to Roche Harbor on San Juan Island.  We got to go in some million dollar yachts which were absolutely amazing!  On the boat ride over we attempted whale watching, but had no luck:(.  

We spent one day in Seattle which was a blast.  We got to see all the touristy spots, the aquarium, the space needle, Pike's market, and Chris' favorites the Seahawks and Mariners stadiums.  

The last day we spent at their lake house on Lake Sammamish.  We went tubing on the lake and had a nice BBQ for lunch.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

3 Years

Time sure does fly when you are having fun!  Three years ago today we were married for time and all eternity in the Mt. Timpanogos Temple.  I am so lucky to be married to such an amazing man and I am so grateful for all the little things he does for me each and every day.  For our anniversary Chris planned a whole weekend getaway to Park City.  Not only did he plan it but he packed and got everything ready so I didn't have to do a thing!  We did so many fun activities and had a nice relaxing weekend, just the two of us!  Here is a brief summary of what we did: Toured Olympic Park, walked main street, shopped, layed by the pool, mountain biked, rode the lifts, off roading in the jeep, & just hung out!  Here are some pics:

Chris at the top of the Olympic bobsled track

Me at the top of the Olympic ski jumping track

Looking over Park City

Us with Canyons in the background

At Westgate Resort

Jeeping from Midway down through American Fork Canyon

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Summer Fun!

I know I am so behind, but here is what we have been up to this summer:  As always, we went to Lake Powell with the Lohner side and had a blast!  I love my in-laws and we always have so much fun together, I am so lucky to have such awesome in-laws!  It was super windy all week so we ended up doing a lot of hikes.  Here are some pics:

For the 4th, we went to Stadium of Fire on the 3rd.  It was David Archuleta and Brad Paisley!  During the day on the actual 4th we went hiking with our friends Sean and Ariel to the top of Squaw Peak and then had multiple family BBQ's!

Monday, June 13, 2011

My First 1/2 Marathon!

So after Amber had Kaiden, she wanted to find some fun way to get back in shape so, we decided to try a half marathon.  Amber, Spencer, and I signed up for the Utah Valley Half Marathon back in April.  Although I didn't end up having too much time to train, it ended up being awesome!  It was easier than I thought it would be and I loved the atmosphere!  I finished 13.1 miles in 1 hour 41 minutes and 29 seconds, at an average pace of 7 minutes and 45 seconds a mile.  I was the 138th person to cross the finish line and took 5th in my age division and actually won a plaque!  The worst part about the whole experience was having to get up at 3:30 so we could ride a bus up to the starting line.  We started just north of the Sundance turn off up Provo Canyon and ended at the Provo Tabernacle.  They had porta-potties, water, Powerade and fruit every two miles and at the finish line.  It was tons of fun and I hope to eventually be able to do a full marathon.....but we will see ha!

Chris looked down for a second and missed me running least he got my backside ha!

The three of us at the finish line

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Life After School

So I thought that I would have so much time once I graduated but that hasn't happened yet!!!  I have been really busy with soccer lately, I play on a bunch of teams, as well as coaching which takes up a lot of time. Well, after graduation, Chris really wanted to get away for a couple days so we headed down to Vegas with our friends Sean and Ariel.  We stayed at the JW Marriott which was way nice and we pretty much just layed out by the pool and relaxed.  Unfortunately, I fried my stomach and was in pain the last part of our trip!  We had a lot of fun, but didn't really take any pictures.  Here is a picture of the pool though:

This last Sunday my family went down to Gunnison to visit my Great Grandma Nielsen.  She is such an amazing lady!!!  At 95 years old she is completely with it, she lives by herself and is able to pretty much do everything without help.  It has been a long time since I have been down there to visit her so the whole family decided to go down and have dinner with her.  While we were there we decided to go and see my Great Grandpa's old farm.  When he was alive, he made his living as a farmer.  Although the farm is no longer in the family, my Grandpa and Dad know the owner and he let us walk around and see   the old house and shed.  It was really neat to see some of my family history and hear the stories that my dad and grandpa remembered about growing up and spending time farming.  While Dad and Grandpa visited with the owner, us girls had some fun doing a photo shoot.

Chris loved the tractor

It was very windy!!!
The outhouse is still there!!!

Friday, May 6, 2011


Finally my school years are over!  I graduated on Friday, April 29th from UVU with my Bachelors degree in Behavioral Science.  I am so happy to finally be done.  I had tons of support from family and friends at my graduation ceremony and at the after party.  Thanks everyone for coming and sitting through boring graduation!  After the ceremony, it was freezing cold so we only took a couple pictures.   After that, we headed over to my moms for a some food.  Tons of people showed up and it was fun to be able to visit for a while.   
Me receiving my diploma!

My supportive husband

The whole gang!  (Thanks everyone for coming:))

Me, Shayli, and Kandace at my moms afterwards

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Happy Birthday Babe!

My husband turned 25 on April 7th!  I love him so much and am so grateful to have him in my life.  For Chris' birthday I ditched school and we spent the whole day together!  We went to lunch with Grandma and Grandpa Lohner at Olive Garden which was so yummy!  After lunch, we went to the mall and bought Chris some new clothes.  After shopping we went to see the Source Code.  Finally, we headed home to relax for a while.  That night we played futsal until about 1 in the morning at UFA!  It was such a fun day, but the real party was on Friday night!  Chris' best friend Sean's wife, Ariel's birthday is the 12th so Sean and I decided to throw a surprise party for them!  It worked out really well!  We had Chris and Ariel thinking that we were going somewhere up the canyon or something for dinner and we blindfolded them and took them to my parents.  They had no idea where they were and they were completely surprised!  They had no idea about the party and we had a really good turn out.  There was tons of food and everyone had a good time.

The Fab 4 and our husbands, SO CUTE!!!

Part of the Birthday banner I made

Us girls

The Birthday boy and girl blowing out the candles!

Friday, March 25, 2011


Life has been so busy lately!  I know I am so bad at blogging but I really haven't had the time.  I am in my last semester of school and I can't wait to be done.  I graduate on April 29th, so just one more month!  The bad thing is that this has been one of my busiest semesters.  Not only is school super busy, but I am coaching two teams which has been so crazy trying to juggle practices and be to everything for both teams.  I absolutely love coaching though!  In February, we went down to a tournament with my 17's in St. George and we had a blast.  Unfortunately it was awful weather and really muddy, but we still had fun and they took 2nd.  My grandparents just bought a house down there so we got to spend some time with them.  The homeshow was also going on at the same time so we went and saw tons of amazing homes which made me want to buy our own!  Last weekend was our spring break and we had another tournament down in Vegas.  Again, it wasn't the best weather but it was still way fun getting away!  In between all the soccer, we did a lot of shopping.  I didn't get to spend any of my birthday money yet because we have been so busy so we literally went everywhere, the outlets, the forum shops, and the fashion show mall!  Even though Vegas is so dirty, we still love being on the strip because of all the lights and crazy people!  On Sunday morning, we were done playing so instead of heading back home, we went to St. George and stayed with one of Chris's friend at his parent's home down there.  We spent a couple hours in Zion's which is beautiful.  We did get out and go on a little walk and saw some desert sheep which was cool.  We got home Monday morning and are back to normal life.  Chris is still working at Chili's which he loves, and will graduate in December.  YAY!!!  We are super excited for the changes that are to come in the near future.