Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Through the Years

I was going through our scrap books the other day and just looking back on all the things that Kip and I have done together through the years. I thought it would be fun to share with you some of our little adventures or just cool moments in our life. Here are a few pictures of some of the fun times that Kip and I have together, Enjoy: This was taken on the day Kip and I "officially" started dating. We love to ride our Long Board Skateboards together but it was more fun to ride on the same one that day just to be a little closer. This was taken not long after we started dating, Kip loves guns and loves shooting them so we have had many shooting dates which I happen to love as well. O' the absolute power you feel with a gun in your hand, it's pretty fun. But yeah, don't we look like Hillbilly's? Especially with the haircut that I have, it kinda looks like a mullett!
2 Months after Kip and I started dating his parents invited me on a family quadding trip they were taking to Gunnison, UT. We spent a few days on quads and dirtbikes up in the mountains of Gunnison and it was seriously one of the funnest trips I have ever been on. Kip and I were able to get to know one another so much during this trip and we had a total blast. We saw beautiful things there, carved our initials into one of the trees up there and posed for some pictures in a beautiful field of flowers. What a trip!
While dating I was also so blessed and lucky to be invited to a trip to New York City with Kip's family. I had always wanted to visit New York City but never knew if I would like it or not. I am more of a country girl than a city girl but I LOVED IT! We were there on September 1l'th 04' and it was really cool to go to the memorial services and stuff.(In the second picture you can see the Statue of Liberty way off there below the moon)I would love to go back to New York sometime soon and see more of the sights, what a blast!!!

Before Kipper and I got married we started really getting into exploring mines. How we got into it, well if any of you know Kip than that is your answer, Kip has always been interested in mines and one day we just decided to go into one and we have loved it ever since. We now are members of a group called CAMCE (California Association of Mine and Cave Explorers) and we love taking trips with them. We need to do another one soon, we are both itching to go miles and miles into the earth again!
The week after Kip and I got engaged we took a trip together up to Idaho to visit where he served his mission and attend a wedding of a family he taught. We had a total blast and I loved meeting some of the family's he taught and just being able to see how he changed thier lives by bringing the gospel into their homes. We took the jumping pictures on the side of my blog there in Idaho as well as this one. What a fun trip! We want to move to Idaho someday, we just love it there!



Kip and I got Married on September 2'06 and for our Honeymoon we went on a 7 day Cruise to the Mexican Riviera and LOVED IT!! Our favorite part of our honeymoon (besides the obvious) was in Puerto Valarta we went on a thing called "The Extreme Cannopy Tour" and it was seriously one of the coolest things that Kip and I have ever done in our WHOLE LIVES! We took a short boat ride to this totally cool off roading vehicle that took us up into the jungle of Puerto Vallarta, from there we rode mules up further into the jungle to the top of a mountain. Once at the top of the mountain you strap onto these zip lines and seriously take a zip line over these crazy canyon's from one mountain to another, we rappelled down a waterfall into these crazy cool pools of water. It was AMAZING!! We were not aloud to bring cameras for safty purposes plus we got soaked but it was The Best!!! We are going to for sure do that again some day!

On our First married Christmas Kip bought me a Dirtbike (I know, I am spoiled) and we have had a total blast riding together. Here are a few pictures of us jumping, my air is small but I am totally proud of it, this is not even a good picture of Kip jumping but you get the point, MY HUSBAND ROCKS!!! I had a blast riding until I crashed one day and tore my ACL and had to get reconstructive surgery on it. I have not ridden since but am about to get back on my bike. I am missing it so much! Plus I just love the fun I have with my husband out there. This picture was taken on a trip we took with my family to Mammoth for the weekend, what a blast! Kip and I love to snowboard but have not been able to go as much as we have wanted lately. Kip is way good, he hits jumps and all that, I try to hit jumps to be cool but just eat it and then laugh at myself, but it is fun! If anyone wants to go with us let us know!
Last year Kip's whole family (-Rickey, who was on a mission, and +Hilary, a family friend) ALL ran in a race in Henderson, NV. What a cool family! Me, Kip's mom Sue, and Sis Laurie all ran the Half Marathon and Kip, his Dad Kip Sr., Brother In Law Gregg, and Hilary all ran the 5K. We felt like such a cool bunch!
I just thought these pictures were just too cool not to show! Look at that huge gap that Kip and I somehow had the guts to jump over!!! Yikes!

Right before our 1 year anniversary we bought our first home in Lake Elsinore, CA. We love being home owners and just love the people that live around us. We are so blessed to have been able to take this next step in life.
Well, thanks so much for listening to our life story, I hope it was somewhat entertaining to you. We are so happy to be together and we both truly feel that we found our perfect match in one another. We look forward to the many fun times and adventures that lie ahead of us in the many many years to come.
(By the way, if you can't tell, I can't spell)

18 comments:

Heather & Seth said...

I love this and all your pictures! It's so awesome for us to be able to share stories and pictures like this! I LOVE BLOGGING and I don't care who knows it! :) BTW - you are not "special" (you are, but not in the way you meant it) I was having trouble with the videos and fixed them, you must have been checking them out right then! LOL!

Dacia & Matthew Alba said...

Loved the post! Your life is WAY more adventurous then mine. Matthew and I were able to do a lot before we had kids, but I'm way to scared to do half of what you've done. What a daring woman you are. Matthew would have had a heart attack if I tried to jump over that big gap. When we went to Bryce canyon 8 years ago, he had to hold onto me because he was afraid that I would fall off the edge of the cliff. He's a scared like me. Hard to believe since he used to be a hard core skater. That's what growing old does to some of us!

Gregg, Laurie and Hailee said...

So I totally might copy your idea of doing the same type of post. That is just so cute! You guys def. do have fun together, and you are spoiled and are so blessed with a great life....so NEVER forget that =) Kip is such a good man to you! You guys make such a darling couple! Cant wait till we move so we can all start hanging out together again!

Meagan & Rob said...

that was awesome...i'm so jealous you are such a brave girl and try anything, i want to be just like you! this post was definitely worth all the time you put into it! nice work and we'll have to have some fun adventures this summer!

Erin said...

Okay, so jealous of all the cool stuff you guys have done together. Paul and I are trying to leave the house more and travel. But it's hard with the two geeks we have.

Katie said...

I would have never guessed there was a girl so perfect for Kip. I'm so glad you guys found each other. Seriously. There could not have been a better match. You guys are so cute. Great house by the way.

The Perry Family said...

Love it Sar! That's awesome that you guys have done so much! Keep having fun! (and keep sleeping, you'll get your chance soon, I'm sure of it!)

The Gray Family said...

what a fun post! That's great that you have done so many fun adventures (it makes me feel very boring!). I'm sure you will have many more to come (and you're kids will always have the "cool" parents).

Philip and Melissa said...

Like I said before, such an adventurous couple!!!!!! By the way, your hair does NOT look like a mullet!!!!

jeanine said...

I have to ditto Katie! You are a perfect match for Kip! Looks like you guys have so much fun. And that gun picture totally reminded me of Kip. Fun post!

Susie and Brandon said...

Holy Cow! You are so much braver than I could ever be. You and Kip are absolutely perfect for each other. He is very lucky to have you!

Rachel Kirk said...

Wow. I want to be you! Your the coolest girl i know. You guys are great together. I love seeing all your pics and adventures. It makes me feel like i know you better now. You look so beautiful in all the pics! And I love seeing all the different hair cuts and colors! I love going back and looking at what i did to my hair. Love all the pics and i love you girl! Your awesome!

Em said...

What a cool couple and you have done so much! I am impressed, if only all couples were as well matched as you, then more people would be happy!

The Bruer Clan said...

K, so after seeing all your CUTE pictures of you and Kip, I STILL LOVE your hair!! And you two are PERFECT!! Seriously HOT couple!! ;) MISS YOU GIRL, we need to GET TOGETHER!!

Pedersens said...

So Cute! I loved reading about you two, and I loved all the pictures! YOU TWO ROCK! we had FUN last night!

The Gargalis family said...

I loved this post. Thanks for sharing. We did that canopy tour in Puerto Vallarta too, it was such a blast!! I should get my butt in gear and do a dating/how we met post too. It helps so much to get to know you better.

Lance and Becky said...

You guys are so darn cute, yep, I looked at the post above, I know the broken bones are a sure thing now! I love all these fun things, and I love that you scrapbook them! You are so beautiful Sar, I love the pictures!

Shelley, Ryan, Caiden, Camden and Londyn said...

Wow, You are a guys dream come true. You really like doing all that stuff and it appears that you are good at it. I like to think I could do all that stuff but I'm really kind of a wimp. I get really nervous riding on motorcycles and things. You are one tough girl!!