Sunday, December 14, 2008

Oh Christmas Tree!!!!


Our beautiful Christmas tree! We put it up the day after Thanksgiving, and lets just say-- it is already dead. Yep that's right, this thing is a fire hazard. The needles are crisp as a winter moring, but it still looks beautiful, and you wouldn't know it was dead unless you bumped into it (very poky)!





This is my Nick


This is what he pretty much does all day when he is at home, and am very grateful to have finals be over with!!!!! He wants to celebrate by going to barnes and noble and read comic books, and he will definitely deserve it!! Too bad he has to start back up in January though.


Happy Holidays!!!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Halloween Update

My pumpkin!!!!




Vicki and Jack

These were a few of my trick-or-treating visitors on halloween. What a cute little dragon Jack makes(not to be confused with a dinosaur--he is a dragon!!) So cute!


After trick-or-treating visitors came and went we went over to our friends Jeremy and Jen's party, It was awesome, they had rock band and delicious food!! Afterwards, we were able to go to Red Mango(my first time), which is quite tasty!!!!

Happy be-lated Halloween!!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Halloween Fun

Friday, we held our annual "Dinner in a pumpkin" party. It was loads of fun. But unfortunately I didn't even get a picture of the pumpkin-- dinner that is. We carved pumpkins, watched Van Helsing, and ate dinner with lots of good company.

This is the pumpkin Nick carved, I am waiting to carve mine closer to Halloween.

This WAS delicious!!!


Can you guess what we are? Smores!! Thanks for the idea Kimmy!!!

We had the Robots from Flight of the Chonchords show up!!

Some Scarecrows!!!


And some Sassy Pirates!!!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Last Game of the Season!!!


Team- H2O


So I have been playing on a women's soccer league in Salt Lake and this was our last game of the season. I have just been too shy to take pictures, I would even bring my camera to most games too, but never take any pictures. I declared to Nick that I needed pictures taken at my last game, because soccer has played a pretty big part of my weekends. Nick is so good to come to my games when he can! I love him for that!! Even in the 100 degree weather, or the rain, or the days when the sun is in your eyes the whole time!! I just Love him!


My biggest Fan.... all bundled up!!


This is our team members that played + 1 girl, so that made a total of 9 people, ya not fun to have only 9, but i think we did pretty well considering we lost a girl at half time and the other team had like 5 subs! We only lost by 2--- 3-1. Which is good considering our circumstances. Funny thing is we always have subs, oh well!!

Game over!!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Jen and Jeremy's Wedding!!!

So Jeremy and Jen were married on Sept. 20th for time and all eternity in the slc temple. It was a beautiful ceremony! We enjoyed all the wedding festivities!! Jeremy and Jen are very good friends of ours. Jeremy is one of Nick's best friends, and I knew him from the very first time we started dating and Jen is a sis-in-law to one of Nick's other best friend Derrick! Now Jeremy and Derrick are brothers! It was good to hang out with all of the gang again!!

The Cute Couple!!
Derrick, Nick, and Skylar!!



Natalie, Nick, Derrick, (Melinda is not pictured but was there), Jeremy, Jen, Chris and Lindsey

So I know the flash is in the mirror in the back ground, but the other picture we had taken was just not as good!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

I Just Love MILK!!!!


So Yesterday I had to do some errands for work and while I was at the grocery store I saw that some milks were only $1.50, which is amazing. It was on reduced for quick sale because it expires on the 29th (next Monday, still way far away), what a bargain, and then I found one that expired on Oct. 2nd(this one must have been a mistake, but their loss, my gain). So I bought them and put them in the refrigerator at work. I was so happy I even called to tell Nick about it. I go grocery shopping every Monday, so this was great!! But when I got to the grocery store I realized I had forgotten the milks, I was so bummed, because we were out of milk and I needed some for the dinner I was making. So I thought that it wouldn't be worth the gas and time to go back and get it so I decided to just get another gallon while I was at the store (which was only $2 which is such a great deal these days). So now I supposedly have 3 milks, and kind of worried that that would be too much, but no fear, because, we pretty much drank a gallon in one day!!! Just so you know--We started drinking the other milk because it would expire next! I just love milk!!!!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Jack's 2nd Birthday!!!

So I would have posted this yesterday, but after I got all the videos downloaded, and pictures ready, I accidently erased it before I posted it, I was so mad.


Anyway, Jack's birthday was at the beginning of sept. Nick and I, My parents, Jenni, Kimmy, and Karen all attended the festivities! It was a good time. Jack is starting to talk more and is just so cute!!


video


Opening Presents!!!!


Playing with his truck!!


Yes, we attended the party!!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Lagoon Video

So here is a video of Nick and Chris on the Catapult! It is quite funny. I was way too scared to try it, and I think I probably won't ever because of the terrified looks on their faces!!! Enjoy!!


video

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Lagoon!!!

So today we went to Lagoon with our friends Chris and Lindsey, and it was a blast! We have been planning it for like a month. We all got work off and Nick and I spent the night in Ogden, where they live, and had an eventful evening, going swimming and playing the wii. Then today we went to Lagoon and by the way- we just love the Rocket!!!

Highlights of the trip: Did you know there is a Firehouse pizzeria in Centerville, well there is and now we don't have to drive up to logan, or plan to be in logan during lunch or dinner!!! Also I got stung by a bee!! Crazy huh, there were bees all over, and one stung me on the neck/shoulder. Nick pulled the stinger out and it still hurts as I am writing this! One thing that makes me happy though is- now that pesky bee is dead because it decided he was too mad to live!! :) I feel he deserved to die! Nick and Chris went on the catapult, I got to be in the front on the colossus, we all got to exerience the stomach turning samuri! Overall the trip was a good time with good company!!!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

It's Tradition


Every year we go to the Burley Fair and Rodeo. This year was Nick's first time to experience this tradition since his addition to the family. This year it was my parents, us, Kimmy, Jenni, and Karen; and to my family who weren't able to make it, the maple bars were just as amazing as ever, you really should be jealous you missed out!! The bronco rides I think were the most entertaining, and bull riding was disappointing just like last year, maybe next year they will make up for it!


Here are the Famous maple bars, that we wait every year to experience every August! Really I think we go mostly to the Rodeo for the maple bars. I have been raving to Nick about them ever since we started dating a year ago, and he finally was able to try them!!

This is Nick savoring the taste of this delicacy! He even said they lived up to all the hype (of course)!!!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Lake Fun!!!

We just love enjoying a hot summer's day in nice cool water. We were able to make it up to Bear Lake for Gochnour camp, and then Paige ( my siter-in-law) invited us to go with her family to Lake Powell!! These trips ended up being highlights of our summer!!

This is us at Bear Lake (one of my favorite lakes there is, it is beautiful)!! We enjoyed playing in the sun and then went to camp and played Gochnour Trivia which is a new tradition, and it is loads of fun, reminiscing and all!!
This is Nick and little baby Grayson our nephew, by-the-way, he loves Nick, and I think I am a little jealous!
This is us by lone rock, I know kinda a silly picture, but I didn't take hardly any pictures, so the very last minute we had this one taken. The weather was beautiful, until we were taking down camp and a sand storm blew in, and since nick has contacts and didn't want to get sand in them, he is wearing stylish goggles!! I love him!!! Lake Powell was full of wake boarding,(personally my favorite part), boats, wave runners (nick's favorite) cooling off in the lake, Paige's daisy floaties, and we learned a lot of new card games, volleyball, swimming to like a 3 foot rock and then jumping off of it, 4-wheelers, hot days and nights, playing maffia till the wee hours of the morning!! Good times!!!

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Family Reuion!!



Jonathan and Mandie were in town, so we decided to have a family dinner at my grandma's house. It was an enjoyable afternoon!!!

Where to Begin????

So much has happened since Nick and I have been married. We got off to a rough start, but things are going pretty well now. Lets just say that we had way too many trials to keep track. So let me just list so of the afflictions we have faced since we tied the knot---


  • phone broke (but then it recovered)

  • Got sick on the honeymoon

  • Nick got the shingles

  • Nick had to see eye doctor a billion times because his shingles were near his eye

  • car broke down

  • lost my diamond in my ring

  • got sick again

  • injured my neck playing soccer

  • blackened my toenail and I will probably lose it.

  • and I am sure there are more but cannot remember...

So our life has been pretty eventful. But there are also a lot of positives to it as well...





  • We bought a scooter

  • We got a way better diamond than the one we lost (thank heavens for insurance)

  • I have a way cool last name!!

  • We get to spend a lot more time together

  • Nick got a raise

  • Nick turned 27

  • We got season passes to Lagoon!! So just let us know if you are going anytime soon!!!

  • Nick is the best husband ever!!!!



Here are some pictures of our adventures:



We managed to buy all of this stuff at Ikea and fit it all in Nick's car too!!!











We bought a freakin rad scooter!!! Suckers to all who have cars!! JK




Nick's 27th birthday!!! I made him a delicious ice cream cake!!!







Jeremy and Jen got engaged, and they had an awesome BBQ!!!!







Nick and I at the top of Ensign Peak, I know you can't tell, cause it got dark we we got up there, but the city in the back is Salt Lake City!



Sunday, May 11, 2008

5 Days Left!!!










So much has happened these past weeks!!, but unfortunately I haven't had internet until a couple of days ago!! Life has been way busy, but getting very exciting as well. I had three wonderful bridal showers, and unfortunately the last one I didn't take any pictures, which i am kinda bummed about, but oh well! Here are some pictures of them. Nick and I have also spent quality time on warm spring days outside, and this is our adventure to temple square, the tulips are just amazing!! We are on the home stretch ---Last week of the wedding planning!!!






Sunday, April 13, 2008

Beautiful Day

Today was the first day it has really warmed up around here, so we took advantage of it. After dinner at mom and dad Gottwald's house; Nick wanted to play the guitar for me, because he had written 3 new songs that he wanted to share. So I suggested that we go outside in my backyard. While we were there i found a wild tulip, and it smelled splendid, just like a rose! It was just a wonderful day for Nick to serenade me while i enjoy the spring time! It was great!!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

The Engagement Photos

This sunday afternoon in between conference Nick and I had our engagment pictures taken. Skylar, nick's friend, was kind enough to be our photographer for the day. It was a cloudy day, but the sun came out just for us!! Here is the one of many pics, but you will have to hold out for your invites to see the one we chose.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

The Ring

Here it is!!! This is my engagement ring! It was quite the story just getting it! I love it. We had it hammered and sandblasted, and i might have to say that there might be some incompetent jewelers out there, because i think they got it right on the 5th try! The picture doesn't really do it justice though! We got Nick's ring this week and we got it to match mine! They are just so cute together! Nick just told me that I get a wedding band too!!! We were going to wait to get it until a later date, but I am excited that I will have it for the wedding!!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

SURPRISE!!!!.........I AM GETTING MARRIED!!!!!!

I am going to marry my love, Nick Gottwald on May 17th, 2008 in the Salt Lake Temple for time and all eternity!