I have THE BEST in-laws EVER!
For my Christmas present this year I got the opportunity to go to New York City with my Mother-in-law.. Some people might think this is weird and they could NEVER go on vacation with their mother-in-law..but that is not the case for my family! My mother-in-law is amazing and I love spending time with her!
Day 1 - The TODAY Show!! It was so much fun! We watched part of the today show and stood in the crowd. We saw Charlize Theron!
The NBC Store was right next to the show. The NBC Show had shirts, mugs and games from almost all the NBC Shows (The Office, Friends, Law & Order, Mad Money, Seinfeld, Park and Rec, Minute to Win It and much much more!)
Rockefeller Center had the beautiful Christmas Tree all lit up.. It was beautiful!
We also went to the New York Manhattan Temple. It was amazing! The feeling of this temple was so peaceful! One minute you are standing on a busy road with lots of people, traffic and noise and the next you are inside the temple. It was so beautiful and I am so thankful we took the time to do a session in this temple! It is a memory I will never forget!
We went to New York with Anita's (my MIL) friend from High School and her daughter who is also named Whitney.. :)
The 9/11 Memorial was very special. I had a really heavy heart when we were there. All of the names of those who were lost due to this tragic incident were placed around the infinity pools. It was very beautiful. The Museum was still under construction while we were there but I definitely will be back to walk through it!
We went to the Financial District, Little Italy, SoHo, China Town!
We went to the Rockettes! WOW! These women have such talent! The performance was amazing and definitely put me in the Christmas Spirit!
Next was the Empire State Building.. It was SUPER busy! The view from the top was breathtaking!
Day 3 was my favorite!! First on the agenda was a Carriage Ride around Central Park! Central Park was breathtaking! It is SO big and was busy even at 9AM on a Sunday in 40 degree weather!
Next was FAO Schwarz.. SO MUCH FUN! They had HUGE stuffed animals that were practically looking me in the eyes.. (Well, I guess that is not hard since I am only 5' tall.. )
The BIG PIANO from the movie BIG was HUGE. It was really cool. It carries a price tag of $250,000.. so unfortunately, I do not think I will ever have the opportunity to have one in my home.. BUMMER!
Times Square was SO FUN! The atmosphere and the energy there was Exciting! And YES.. We did find a 4 story FOREVER 21.. And yes.. I did shop on every level!!
Last but not least was:
WICKED!! Wicked was SPECTACULAR! I loved every minute of it! The talent, the stage props, the costumes, the story, and the company was perfect! I am SO glad we were able to do that!
We were able to stay in this very clean and cute apartment in Brooklyn. It was very easy to hop on the subway and get to any destination.. If we ever were lost or needed to get someone FAST we would just hop in a Taxi. It was an amazing trip. I loved every minute of it.
I am one lucky girl to have a mother-in-law who is fun, sassy, trendy, smart, beautiful and an amazing mother. This was a Christmas Gift that I will never forget!
Monday, December 26, 2011
I have THE BEST in-laws EVER!
Monday, September 5, 2011
I put my cute little Sophie in a Dog Show this summer!! She did so good!
Here we are getting ready to leave for the Dog Show.. Sophie has been groomed, had a new collar and was ready to show everyone how pretty she is! :)
This last picture is probably my favorite! She was SOO done being paraded around and shown off! She actually laid down under some bleachers and would not come out! She had done her part, won some ribbons and she was over it! I guess you can't blame her!
Love my puppy!
Monday, May 30, 2011
Last week we went to beautiful Moab!!
We put the motorcycles in the toy trailer and hit the road! We stayed in a beautiful 3 bedroom condo with a huge downstairs and upstairs patio! It had a nice kitchen and family room!
Monday we rode to Arches National Park. It was so pretty. The weather was warm but there definitely were some dark clouds hanging around. We rode for about 2 hours or so and then the storm broke.. We were caught in a hail storm.. WOW! It hurt! The hail was like little pellets aiming for my legs..
Brandon flipping the camera off.. He loved me taking pictures of the whole trip!
The storm finally stopped and I was drenched! So we headed back to the condo, got showered and changed and went to do some shopping. When we got home Ashley made the family a delicious shrimp pesto pasta dish.. It was amazing.. He sure is becoming quite the Chef.. We were all very impressed.
After that it was game on for Monopoly.. It started out well.. I had successfully gathered some good property and then it went down hill fast.. It was a constant battle of trading and buying property from each other.. we are all very greedy.. In the end... Kyle won! He put up a good fight..
Tuesday we drove to Monument Valley since the weather was not that great... Monument Valley was beautiful! We ate a great lunch looking out over the area. We visited John Wayne's Cabin since he filmed a lot of movies there.
Wednesday we went back out on the bikes. We rode and followed the Colorado River. It was amazing. The sun was shining and it was so nice. Then it was off to Dead Horse Point. I had never been there before. It was breathtaking.
Wednesday night we grilled hamburgers and chicken.. had delicious grapes and watermelon and enjoyed the evening.. After dinner it was date night for Ash and I.. We went back on the motorcycle, rode around the city of Moab and then went and saw the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie.. I can't tell you how much I love my date nights with my hubby!
On our date night we discussed how glad we were that we made the purchase of the motorcycle. (Even if it was MY idea that we get a motorcycle!) We have really enjoyed it! It is nice to hop on and go for a ride after a long day at work or take it on our date nights! Plus my honey looks so good riding it! :)
Ashley and I had a wonderful time with the Lewis family!! It is always fun to be with those you love..
Up next.. My little sister Lacey's graduation and spending the afternoon with my family!
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Wow.. It has been such a long time since I have updated this old blog.. I love looking at other's blogs because their lives seem so interesting and exciting. From new babies, to toddlers to funny stories... Things in the Lewis Household have been wonderful! Here is a quick update about us: Ashley- is still in paramedic school. He studies, studies, studies.. He is anxious to get into our yard work projects for the summer. :) We have been on 1 motorcycle ride because the weather has decided it wants to stay winter a little while longer.. Me- Work, work, work! The winter season at Canyons is finally coming to an end and life will be more mellow in my small world for the next 6 or 7 weeks. I am very excited for the break and to catch up on my much needed work projects. Sophie (The puppy)- Well.. she is in trouble today.. She ate my shoe! My very cute, gray colored shoe with the cute design on the toe.. Yep.. Chewed a hole right through the toe.. She NEVER chews on shoes and I don't understand why this morning she was suddenly bored out of her mind and decided that my super cute shoes looked like a toy.. For a personal side note: We have made great progress with our infertility struggle.. We now have a plan and a date to begin the next steps.. More to come on that later.. For now that is all..
Saturday, February 19, 2011
With it being the "love" month.. I've seen some friends post the "how we met" stories.. I love em! I will always remember mine because it was so fun and I became one of "those" girls who "just knew" the moment I saw Ash... So here it is... I was the Relief Society Secretary in my Young Single Adult Ward and became close friends with the President who was a few years older than I. She would make comments about how I needed to meet her friend who served in the same mission as she did. (She served in Mongolia..) She would tell me how wonderful he was and that we would make such a cute couple.. She would make this comment quite frequently but I always seemed to have another current interest and wasn't convinced about a blind date set up...
Each Wednesday a bunch of friends and I would let out our inner cowgirl.. by going country dancing in Provo after Institute.. Kind of sounds lame now.. but it was really fun! I was pretty consistent with my Institute attendance but this particular one Wednesday night chose to stay home.. I received a text from a very good friend of mine that stated.. "You need to come down here.. There a few very cute boys here tonight.. plus I want you to come country dancing with us." So I decided to get ready and go down to the church and wait for Institute to end.. I walked into the Relief Society room.. Made "my scan" around the room to find these supposedly cute boys and who was there but a tall, blond with blue eyes.. We caught each others gaze.. I gave a quick smile and turned away.. (I know.. kind of mean.. but I all of a sudden was soo nervous).. A group of us then proceeded to leave Institute to go country dancing.. ALL without speaking to this mystery blond..
I filled my car with friends and we made our way to Provo. I sent a quick text to my mom saying that I had located my future husband.. I received a quick response back that simply said, "YEAH RIGHT.." But that night I knew.. Ash told "our mutual friend" that he wanted to go where we were going so she brought him to Provo to come dancing.. (HE HATES DANCING).. So there he was standing by the side watching me dance with those boys who knew how to country dance and he just stood there looking good.. Once the slow 7th grade song came on he made his move.. He is excellent at moving his feet side to side in a slow motion.. We talked and formally introduced ourselves and discussed the basics.. "What do you want to be when you grow up, Where we went to school, where we worked, and grew up." In that conversation I learned that he was from Coalville, served a mission to Mongolia and had been back for 1 year, was single, going to UVSC studying finance and wanted to be a firefighter... WHAT A FIREFIGHTER... Yes please..! Ash was tall and I found myself having a hard time looking into those beautiful blue eyes without blushing.. As the night ended we talked throughout the night and as the group of us left and was splitting into the original cars we came in "our mutual" friend yelled.. "Love you Whit" and Ash yelled, "I love you too." (I KNOW he was soo forward..) Just FYI.. he denies it every time you ask him but it is a true statement.. he did yell it..
After that I was worried because he hadn't asked for my phone number and lo and behold I received a text from "our friend" later that night that simply said, " I gave Ashley your phone number.. :)" This next part just might make you cry.. Ash did not call me for 2 weeks.. WHAT. I was shocked.. I made my sisters text me every so often just to ensure that my phone was working.. Well, when he did call I was SO excited.. I remember, I was at a Miss something Pageant and I tripped over the camera man trying to get out to answer.. He asked me out for that weekend... I will save our "First Date" story for another time because it was so funny but deserves it's own post..
After that Ash and I were inseparable. We spent the summer going to St. George, four-wheeling, boating, making tin-foil dinners, parades, rodeo's, demolition derby's and drives up the canyon watching movies in the back of my dad's truck.. We were engaged the end of July and married October 4th, 2006..
Monday, January 10, 2011
Sunday, January 2, 2011
2010 was a GREAT year for Ash and I. We had a lot of positive blessings and a lot of blessings that we had to work through. Below are some things to remember:
* Ash turned 26!
* Our beautiful home was completed and we were able to move in
* I brought home little Sophie (LOVE HER!)
* Doctor Appointments
* Prepared for our fantastic trip
* Visited the beautiful country of China
* Visited the amazing country of Mongolia
* Learned more about my amazing husband through our trip to Mongolia
* 6 rounds of Clomid
* Boating with my family
* Motorcycle rides
* Sawyer Brown Concert
* Poly-cystic Ovarian Syndrome
* I turned the BIG 24
* Celebrated our 4 year anniversary
* School, school and more school
* Hunting Trips
* Four-wheeler rides
* Thanksgiving with family
* Christmas with family
* A very good year blessed with jobs that we love
* Church callings
* Making new friends
* Enjoying friends
I can't believe that 2010 is over. I am so blessed to have the amazing supportive husband that I do. He was by my side this entire year, at concerts, rodeos, doctor appointments and with family. I love him more than anything.
Our family has also been so incredible. They too have been supportive and are excited for the new adventures we are going to embark on in 2011.