Wednesday, October 8, 2014

I Love Ithaca

Oh life is wonderful here in Ithaca. It is beyond beautiful. It is beyond fun. And life is quite pleasant here.
Tucker is amazing and cute. He is the light of my life.
Ryan is loving school. His research is going the perfect direction. We are loving being here at Cornell. It is the most beautiful place. And there is field hockey. I love having the beautiful fall season all around. Seeing Tucker play in the leaves and hearing them crunch under his feet make me happier than I have ever been.
We have amazing friends here that are fantastic and lovely and they are great. 
I had a birthday recently and turned a whopping 26. I almost typed 76. That would have been accurate as well as to how achy my body feels after doing a Jillian Michaels workout.
We are currently battling an outbreak of foot and mouth disease and poor Roodle got it bad. Thankfully he is perking up after lots of sleep and medicine. But hopefully he will be better soon.
Anyway, life is so good here that we haven't been blogging much.
So yes. That is our update.
Here are pictures.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

New Yorkers

Life here is awesome. 
Simply put, New York is home.
We are 99% settled into our apartment. We have beautiful furniture (thanks to my parents, especially the padre who built most of it for us).
We live in a beautiful neighborhood with tons of parks and great families by us. 
We live on Cayuga Lake which is so wonderful to drive by and swim in.
And we have the most spectacular waterfalls and gorges and rivers and forests you can imagine.
And then there's Cornell, AKA Hogwarts. 
I mean, really, could life be any better? 
No sir. 

We basically live at this park

Buttermilk Falls

Enke Falls

Friday, August 15, 2014


Well we made it. Ryan, Loren and my dad drove out to PA with the moving trailers and though it was a rough and long drive, they made it in one piece. 
I am back east. I haven't lived here since December of 2006. Insane. But I am loving it. I miss Utah a ton and all our friends but it is so fun to be back.
Well we spent some time in PA with my family since Ryan had a conference to go to in Philly the first week of August. So we partied there for a while. 
Philly was the same as usual. Good for a couple hours and then I am ready to leave. Reading Terminal was nice to meander through and to get a delicious cheesesteak which I haven't had in years. No matter what anyone says, there is NOWHERE in Utah to get a decent one. We walked around Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell and then came home. But it was fun to show it to Ryan and Tucker for sure. 
Home was relaxing. Ryan had a blast seeing where I lived for the first time. And Tucker had a ton of fun wandering around the yard and going to the garden with my dad every day. 
But now we officially live in NY. We moved in and now we are just waiting on some last minute furniture items and then we are done and ready for guests. As of right now we have no couches or a dining table so parties are Arab style right now. 
And words can't describe how happy we are in Ithaca. Cornell is seriously Hogwarts. We have a Wegman's grocery store and there are the most beautiful waterfalls and rivers and gorges all around us. 
Anyway, here are a few pics of life for us now. After this weekend I will hopefully have everything done around the house and I will take some pictures to post so you can see our new lodgings 

Swimming in Cayuga Lake, NY

Cornell Campus. 

This is the big pond at my parents house. They have made it so cute since I lived here.
Tucker and I slept an afternoon or two in this hammock in the backyard.

Tucker. Gah how cute is he