Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Pretty much on David and my 2 year anniversary he surprised me by taking me out to little old Boulder City for the night (which was fabulous thanks to the peaceful place) where we stayed at a little bed and breakfast. Then the next morning woke me up at the crack of dawn (this seems to be a reoccurring thing for our anniversaries?) and took my SKYLINING! SO bomb, WAY better than ziplining. You get up to 80 miles an hour on the line and have to have a brake system stop you. No helmets necessary :)
After this very amazing surprise, we went back to our room, packed, then went and saw the Hoover Dam musuem and by then were exhausted, so came home.
Where do the "babies" come in you ask??
Well over the month or two previous to our 2 year anniversary, I had been feeling a few changes with my attitude toward babies. I realized that if it happened i would probably be okay with it. And this in itself kinda freaked me out since I knew how against having babies i was prior to this point. So i felt an attitude change, but wasn't about to intentionally get pregnant. I brought all of this to David's attention and he felt the same way. If babies happened it happened, but lets not have babies on purpose. Instead we chose to adopt some babies of our own :)
This is Rocky and Amelia our Sugar gliders! Oh how i Love them. They are the new addition to our family, our "babies"! *sigh* i love them, i love them, i love them to pieces!!!!
Sunday, January 10, 2010
October 9th-18th, 2009
So, David and I hadn’t taken the time to sit down and write about our trip to
Friday, October 9th, 2009-We left on a Friday morning to the airport which turned into an entire day trip because our plane was so late due to weather. So, once we got to
After Harvey’s we went to Grandma Richards and hung out for a bit until Gwen could come get David and I. Grandma Richards is funny, down side, I smelt like smoke when I came out of there. Gwen finally got us and took us to David’s moms (Susan) house which is where we were staying during our trip.
At Mom Richards, we visited with her for a while and she gave us a whole bunch of Canadian merchandise which was funny because it seems anytime she send us something there is something in there to represent
Saturday, October 10th, 2009- We got up, got ready, and went outside, which it was a brisk cold and there was SO much corn! I’d never seen corn on the stalks up close so that was neat to me. I got to see Susan’s house in the day time too and it was a cute little quaint place, a little farm house. A guy from a car rental place came and got us and took us into
After Parkwood, we went to Adale’s place where I got to officially meet our niece Rylee, and Adale’s fiancé, Dan. Rylee was too cute and such a little tease. I finally got to see all of Adale’s creepy crawlers too, which was not so cute. Bleh, to insects and reptiles.
We left their place and had Tim Hortons which is SO good. One of my favorite Canadian food places! Yum! Okay, now we go to Lars and Cyndi’s house out in the trees. When we got there only Marianne (pronounced Mayanna) and Lars were there. Cyndi and Asta were down the street at Asta’s horseback riding lesson. We sat in the kitchen chatting for a while, and I was very impressed with Marianne’s involvement in conversations, when she was so young, and yet, she was so genuine. She gave us the tour of the house and of her room, and played a little number on the piano for David’s out of her Disney book. I believe it was “Wish Upon a Star” from Pinocchio. After the tour we went outside to see a path that Lars had just made, where he showed us the oak trees were coming in and the bird and owl boxes her made. It was a beautiful walk and neat to hear the things he had to say, though at one point it got awkward on my end. Kind of funny actually, because it was only a coincidence. He was saying how white man would come into the forest and would pay to shoot animals just to take home their trophy, to “prove” that he was a man. Well, I automatically am thinking that he is taking a shot at Grandpa Garth, thinking maybe David told him about Grandpa, when Lars doesn’t really like American’s to begin with so I didn’t’ know how to respond. Luckily, David chimed in with the benefits to the community when those hunters come in.
Shortly after this little awkward moment happened, Aunt Cyndi totally jumped out of the trees trying to scare everyone, and that….was my introduction to meeting Aunt Cyndi lol. We finished our walk and went inside, had pie and visited with everyone and I met Asta. She was also very intelligent and genuine like Marianne was which I thought was a wonderful characteristic in girls so young. We finished chatting then David and I left to go to meet his friends in
We got there a little early so we ended up going to the Putting Edge playing cosmic mini golf. I tried to count out Canadian money there, but apparently did it all wrong because David apologized to the cashier for his “American wife” lol. Putting Edge was very coo. Way better than King Putt in Vegas. It was bigger, and the obstacles were more fun. After our game we were to Jack Astors, for me to meet David’s friends that I hadn’t met yet. We pretty much just ate and chatted and David LOVED being out with HIS friends. Michelle Junkin, Julie Westover and her boyfriend, Neal Strickland and his girlfriend, Dan Clarke, Erin Strickland, his sister Lisa and her boyfriend, Jennifer Gearing and her boyfriend, and Chrys Bodurka and his girlfriend Ashley all showed up. Very fun!
It got late there and everyone left, but David and I weren’t tired yet so we went to
Sunday, October 11th, 2009- This day we got up and went to church with James, Gwen, Lisa, and Gwen’s boyfriend, Dave. It was hands down THE smallest ward I had ever been to. It was very neat though because apparently everyone had been waiting to meet me so I had multiple people coming up and giving me hugs before I even knew their names lol. I thought that was sweet and something that will never happen again.
We left church, took the rental car back and changed out of church clothes, then we all headed up to the Kydd cottage in Haliburton for Thanksgiving. On the way we stopped at Swiss Chalet. That was very good. Haliburton- Holy tiny little cottage in the cold!!! I then met, Uncle Brian, Aunt Linda and Uncle Dennis, and their daughter Alexandra. After meeting everyone David, me, Susan, Gwen and Dave all walked up to a ski lift thing called
We ate all we could eat, then Gwen and Dave took us home and on the way stopped at Uncle Todd’s, and met him and his sons, Travys, Jason, and Dayne. It was such a boy pad. All 4 boys and their dog Timber. We left to go home and on the way saw my first raccoon! It was SO cute I was excited! I wanted a picture, but David hopped out of the car and scared it. Sad.
Monday, October 12th, 2009- It was James birthday and he came and got us and took us to the Tyrone Mill which was a 150 some old mill. Then he took us to the house David grew up in. That was something really neat to me. I was pretty sad that it was sold before we got up to
Tuesday, October 13th, 2009- We slept in this day, and then went to Grandma Kydd’s for lunch. David asked her to make her homemade macaroni and cheese for me. It was good except the onions. It kind of ruined it for me. I really liked being that their house. It was a nice home and I especially loved Grandad’s cane chairs. They were amazing, a very neat hobby to have. I also loved Gramdma’s glass, she had so much and it was all very unique. I thought it was kind of funny Grandad on a “leash” though. It made me laugh; we were teasing him about it. The last thing I loved about the house was grandma’s apple pie. It was THE most delicious thing I have ever tasted. It was perfect.
We had to rush to leave there to go to the
Once dinner was over, David and I left to Uncle Don and Aunt Cheryl’s. They were so kind. I uploaded pictures from the wedding from face book onto their computer and we all talked on the couch. Our stay was pretty short there because it was so late.
Wednesday, October 14th, 2009- This day David and I went in to
Thursday, October 15th, 2009- We left David’s home today and started our trek back to Vegas, James gave us his truck to drive cross country, so we loaded it up and headed to Niagara Falls. The falls was too wet for me, but it was something neat to see once in my life. The big excitement for me in
This is the part of the trip where things get boring. I’m sick with a cold, and we have 38 hours of driving to do. After Niagara we stop in
Friday, October 16th, 2009- I’m still sick but we get up and drive through the rest of
Saturday, October 17th, 2009- It gets a little more exciting today, I’m still sick, but we finish up
Sunday, October 18th, 2009- We woke up at like 5am, James and Kathy woke up with us to say good bye and we were off. We finished driving through
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Hooray! It is the time when we get to update you on our year! What have we been up to? Well, January I found a new and interesting job that I’m rather enjoying. I work for Chrysalis, a group home, for men with intellectual disabilities and behavioral problems; I have never experienced anything like it. It’s been a good learning opportunity on the patience and people front and that’s been good for me J. David is still working for Naylor Solar and loving “saving the universe one solar panel at a time” as he put it and we are still both working for Celebrate Kids, dressing up and making magic.
Earlier this year David officially received “permanent resident” status in the states which meant we FINALLY got to go up to
This past year at church David and I had to opportunity to serve the youth together. David in the Young Men organization (boys 12-18yrs.) and I was in the Young Women (girls 12-18yrs.) It was neat to go out to activities together for service projects or just to have fun. Recently though, I was called into the Primary to teach the 7-8 year olds, which I am totally pumped for! David shall carry on in the youth alone.
David and I celebrated our 1 year anniversary in August, by going to
David is still rockin’ the xbox and working on his art skills. I started making cards as a hobby and in January will be going back to school as Hospitality major, which is pretty much an event coordinator. We both like to go indoor skydiving, go to dinner at my dads and play with my little brother and sister, hang out with friends, go up to Utah to visit my family, and spend a lot of time watching movies. Oh how we love married life without babies!
I’m pretty sure this was all the major events in life this year, new and old jobs, permanent residence,
Love, David and Britni Richards!