Tuesday, October 28, 2014


Aubrey has been having some tooth pain lately and we had taken her to the dentist when it first started. She told them which tooth hurt, they took x-Rays and said there was a tiny cavity starting and sent us away. Little did we know that the pain was actually from a tooth directly above that tooth. They didn't bother to look at any surrounding teeth. So after another week of pain we took her back and found out she had a huge cavity in the top neglected tooth. They referred us to a pediatric dentist and she had to go in to have the tooth removed. 

This dentist was a lot better experience even though it was under not so good circumstances. They had to give her laughing gas (above) so they could freeze her gums. They had to put a silver spacer where the tooth was so that the hole would not fill in as her adult tooth isn't due to come in for a couple years. 

She's been a good sport about it all and I think she's just happy the pain has stopped. 

She even was playing dentist on Jared that night. 

And last night she put her tooth along with a note saying: tooth ferry, can you get a picture of you and give it to me?

No picture was left but she did leave $2!

Sunday, October 26, 2014


Yesterday was our 13th anniversary and we went to 9 hour benefit concert for the Bridge School which was started by Neil & Peggy Young. It was at an outdoor amphitheater and we brought lawn chairs and squished in with 16,000 others. 

The bands included Neil Young, Nora Jones, Band of Horses, Soundgarden, Tom Jones, Brian Williams (Beach Boys), Florence & the Machine, and Pearl Jam. 

It was pretty cool to see classic singers like Neil Young, Tom Jones and the Beach boys! Chris Cornell even sang with Pearl Jam do "hunger strike" which I didn't think I'd ever see live. 
The whole concert was acoustic so it was a pretty unique experience. 

Florence and the Machine were amazing. Her voice is incredible live. The other favorite of the night was Soundgarden. Chris Cornell's voice was another amazing live performance. 

We were at the concert from 5pm until 1:30 am. It was a long night but it was pretty amazing. 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Aubrey's 6th Birthday

Aubrey chose and art themed party this year which I was all for as its a great coed theme!

First we started with painting

Then did some sidewalk chalk

Then they decorated their cookies with edible markers. 

And some face painting. 

We finished with pizza and decorating cupcakes. It was a fun and busy day!

Thursday, July 10, 2014


Day 6 we spent the whole day at Temple Square.

 We started in the Joseph Smith Building

 Then we went down the street to the Lion/Beehive House

 Then we had to walk three blocks to Crown Burger for lunch. Then back to Temple Square.

Then we went to the Church History Museum

 Next we check out the Assembly Hall (above) and the Tabernacle.

 The Visitors Center

And the Conference Center

On the day we left, we drove by the Draper Temple on our way out of town.
We drove our longest day to Reno - 8.5 hours where we stayed the night before heading home.
We always seem to do way too much in one trip, but it was nice to see so many things and make our time worthwhile!


Day 5 was the 4th of July. Aubrey and I had made her tie-dye t-shirt a week or two before and thought it would be perfect on this day - not only was it red, white & blue but looked a bit like fireworks.

We had planned to wake up early so we could spend as much time at Bryce Canyon before heading to the Salt Lake Valley but our alarm didn't go off so we woke up, jumped in the car and hurried to see as much as we could.

 We ate our breakfast as we saw the views.

The reason we had to hurry on our way was because we had purchased cave tour tickets for Mt. Timpanogus Caves in American Fork for 1:30 pm and we had a 4 hour drive to get there.
We made it just in time and started our 1.5 long climb to the top.

 The entrance to the cave

Then we drove a short 15 minutes to Jared's step-brother's house where we were staying for the next two nights. We had only met them once before so it was so nice to get to know them better!
Aubrey adored their two kids and it was fun for her as well!

That night we went to a neighborhood park where there must have been 100 families setting off their own fireworks. It was like a 2 hour, 360 degree firework show. It was amazing!