Sunday, August 29, 2010

Lovell, WY: The happiest place on earth

Okay, so naturally anywhere I happen to be with my hubby is my happiest place on earth, especially when we're in the temple. But I truly love the town of Lovell. I feel more myself and more at home there than almost anywhere else. I really hope I get the chance to live there one day.

DJ, Nikki and I went home to listen to their younger brother, Sean, speak in church after he got home from his mission. It was a quick trip--we got there late Friday night and came home Sunday-- but it was super fun! In our short visit we played "What Not to Wear" with Mama Savage (she's such a good sport), we had a blast doing everyone's hair and makeup together on Saturday morning, we played softball, went "to the show," ate at Taco John's, and I learned how to make pie crust from Grandma Savage! Those Savages sure know how to pack a lot of fun into a short period of time! I just have to mention this... there is a movie theater in Lovell and it only plays one movie at a time. When you go see the movie, everyone says you're "going to the show." Not only do I love how cute and old-timey that sounds, listen to this: They have a date night special, where you get 2 movie tickets, 2 drinks, and a large popcorn for.... get this..... 12 BUCKS! Now, seriously? You couldn't even get one ticket and a drink for that in Provo on a Saturday night. My favorite part? You have to be 16 years old to be eligible for this deal. Oh, I can hardly wait to move to Lovell!!!

We love each other! The highlight of this picture: Nikki's smashed face. The lowlight: My bangs split so that it looks like I have a middle part. In reality I have much more style than that.

Me and my beautiful Nikki... now seriously? How many girls get married to their BFF's brother and get to be sisters for eternity? I'm so blessed!

My wonderful husband (with his newly shaven head... do you like it? I do!) Words can not describe how I feel about this man! I don't know if anyone has ever been as blessed as me :)

Grandma teaching me how to make pie crusts. You know that Primary song that says, "I wish every child in the whole wide world had a grandmother just like you!" well, that's how I feel about this woman. She is simply amazing and I'm so glad I get to have her for my grandma now!
I had a little meltdown when I discovered the the cute little house next to Grandma and Grandpa Savage was for sale. I wanted to buy it so badly! After crying about it for a few minutes (yeah I know I'm a little ridiculous) I decided I could be patient and wait a couple years for DJ to be done with school so we can just build a house there. It really will be awesome, but for now I'm going to make sure I appreciate the time I have living close to my family, being right by BYU and, oh yeah.... having stores to go to other than the Red Apple :)

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Green River Girls' Day!

Yesterday Nikki and I took a trip to Green River to see our cousin, Karen. We adore Karen and her awesome family! I have officially given Karen the "Most Beautiful Hair in the Family" award. Seriously, that girl's hair is GORGEOUS! It's incredibly long and crazily thick and so soft! I got to give her a mini-makeover (not that she needed it, like I said, she has naturally amazing hair!), and it was SO much fun! I trimmed up the bottom, gave her some long layers, thinned it out a TON, put some layers in around her face, and gave her highlights and lowlights. Nikki and I seriously could not stop touching Karen's hair... it's seriously just incredible! Karen took us out to lunch at a fabulous Mexican place in Green River, which was delicious! Nik and I had a BLAST driving the two and a half hours there and back.

Nik, Karen, and me

So, our trip home was interesting....the driver's-side windshield wiper in my car wasn't working and it rained off and on. Luckily we never hit any serious showers. We definitely blessed out. The worst part of the whole trip was.................... I killed a bird. I've never killed anything other than a plant or a bug in my entire life. I was pretty horrified. There were two tiny birds in the middle of my lane on I-80, and I kept thinking they were going to fly away. I drove my car over top of them (like, they were underneath the body of my car, I didn't run over them with my tires), and then I heard a thump on the bottom of my car. I realized that one of the birds had tried to fly away right when I was over top of it and it had hit my car and obviously had died. My natural reaction was to gasp and both of my hands flew up to my face... Nikki was sensible enough to grab the wheel, (again, we were on I-80, in a very straight flat stretch of road so I promise we wouldn't have crashed anyway, but I was still grateful for her presence of mind) and then I started hyperventilating a little bit. Overreaction? Probably. Ok, definitely. But seriously? I learned to drive in Provo, so how often was I going to have animals in the road that could potentially be killed by me? It didn't take long to get myself under control and everything ended up ok.

Biggest lesson of the day? If you don't want to come home to a husband with a shaved head... you should probably not leave him alone for 11 hours on a Saturday:) Haha just kidding babe, it seriously looks so good!!!