Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Back to Provo...

I will have to fill everyone in later on our Open House and Holiday Adventures...

But we are back... to school, work and interviewing... I had another this morning which well... so we will see... After we heard the news... Elder Wirthlin died.


I am sure he is overjoyed to be with his wife.

Friday, November 28, 2008

2 FOR 2

We have now been pulled over every time that we go on a family roadtrip...

2 weeks ago we got pulled over on our way to Idaho... no ticket

a few days ago we were pulled over right outside Page, AZ... no ticket...


Wednesday, November 26, 2008

My how time flies...

I can't believe it is Thanksgiving tomorrow!!! We are watching "Serenity" with the greater Bricker family with a projector... I guess I should give an update :)

We went to Idaho last weekend... it was our first Family Roadtrip :)

The sunset on the way home was really pretty.

We loved the Rexburg temple! President Kinghorn (mission president) is in the temple presidency. We were able to stay at their house. It was really fun for them to meet Skyler and warmly "approved".

We went up to go to Eliza Robinson now Ruys wedding! It was so fun and she was soo beautiful!

Skyler loved using his video camera and got great footage of the temple and Eliza and Jason :)

We visited other friends while there like Orjola, my cousin Brice, and his aunt Sue...

The past week I was on my way home from SLC and ran out of the gas... well I won't bore you with details... but it took 4 hours to get home... and it scared us about taking our AZ roadtrip... So, we got home at 3am... and I got sick from the cold winter...

Skyler and Brother Cox did a lot of manly bonding...

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


This might be the picture used for our open house invitation...

Our favorite family photo?

I think someone was upset with the photographer :)

Saturday, October 25, 2008

what will change if prop 8 fails?

Religious clashes with gay rights

It is interesting how religious freedom is not what it used to be:


Is anyone concerned?

Why is there a coming out day in Elementary Schools?

Since when do we teach sexuality in elementary schools?


prop 8 continued...

I am surprised at how much has already changed in Massachussetts in such a short time period.


Friday, October 24, 2008

Proposition 8 in CA

So, Emily has done a good job of helping me realize some of the implications of this proposition :)

I have been reading up more on the issue and really am surprised at how much our schools will be allowed to teach our children if Prop 8 fails.Already there are field trips to go to gay weddings during school for kindergarteners... and more stuff has been going on in Massachussetts.

Read up on the issues for yourself. http://www.protectmarriage.com/
Ahora hay un proposicion en California que puede proteger el matrimonio. Es importante que todas las personas entienden que hay muchas consecuencias si no gana el proposicion. Por ejemplo, las escuelas pueden ensenar que no importa si matrimonio es tradicional con un mujer y un hombre. No quiero que mis hijos (en el futuro) deben ensenar sobre la vida homosexual en la escuela. No quiero que mis hijos van a recibir informacion en la escuela sobre las detalles tecnicos de un relacion sexual entre personas homosexuales. Esas cosas han pasado en Massachussetts y pueden pasar donde vivimos tambien.
Ne Kalifornia njerez do te vendosin si martesa midis nje grua dhe nje burre (martesa tradicional) eshte e vetmja menyre qe njerez mund te jene te martuar. Eshte e frikshme que si nuk fiton, femije do te mesojne qe martesa nuk eshte midis nje grua dhe nje burre. Do te mesohet qe ka disa menyra per te qene te martuar.

Friday, October 17, 2008

I was updating my information

and I ran across this old photo... I think it has to be Skyler and my first photo together :) I think that all I have to say is... WOW!!!

Sometimes I need to take breaks from being productive...

And then crazy things happen...

this was inspired by Erica :)

It might not have been apparent...

But Skyler and I are going to write posts in a few different languages to facilitate better communication. So, if you haven't figured it out yet those languages are: English, Spanish (espanol), & Albanian (Shqipe).

Feel free to edit our grammar :)

el miercoles por la tarde

Estuve en el templo. Cuando estaba por alla, conoci a una mujer que no podia entender el inglese muy bien. Conversamos en espanol y como siempre tenia verguenza. Pero debo practicar hablar en espanol. Entonces vamos a escribir en ingles, albanes y espanol aqui.

Hace tres semanas Skyler y yo nos casamos. Me encanta ser casada. Park City fue el lugar de la luna de miel. Y ahora vivimos en un sotano en Provo.

Ten paciencia con mi espanol!

U martova :)

Vendosa qe duhet te shkruaj ne shqipe. Ju lutem kini durim sepse u ktheva nga misioni para 4 vite. E di qe nuk mund te shkruaj shume mire ne shqipe por kam shprese qe kur te praktikoj me shume... do te permiresohem.

Sot kam qene e martuar per 3 jave. Dasma ishte e mrekellueshme por martesa eshte edhe me mire. Patem muaj e mjaltit ne Park City, nje ore larg Provos. Ishte shume bukur dhe u kenaqem shume edhe pse isha nje cik semure. Tani Skyler eshte ne shkolle dhe ka dy puna. Tani ai eshte duke punuar per BYU Broadcasting dhe ben grafike per kompjuterin qe shihen gjate vollejballit. Tani jam duke kerkuar pune. Kismet do te gjej shpejt.

Sunday, October 12, 2008


We have been married 2 weeks :).

We just went to our ward for the first time and met our bishop. It is interestingbecause it seems like everyone is either in their 60s or their 20s... the ones in their 20s live in the basements of the ones in their 60s... pretty interesting ward personality. Our bishop supervises the making of the donuts at BYU. I learned how to cook spaghetti squash from the older women sitting next to me in Relief Society and it seems like EVERYONE has a garden because in the Happy Minute at Relief Society the women offered: squash, cornstalks, tomatoes, and something else... I can't remember. There is only one catch... I don't know any of their names :0... Oh well. Church was good and Skyler ran into one of his friends growing up in Washington. They met again in the MTC and then he saw him in Elder's quorum... so when Skyler saw Jake he laughed to himself. Then when he was asked to introduce himself he said, "Hi my name is Skyler Bricker and I am here visiting Jake Russell". Jake was surprised and looked around and saw Skyler. He was pretty excited and now we are gonna be friends. We exchanged numbers and we are gonna have dinner sometime soon on a weekend... I guess they got married 4 months ago. So, they are the second youngest marriage in the ward. :)

Let's see the only other really exciting news is that we have been having fun with vegetables in our morning smoothies... on Tuesday I put broccoli in our apple, peach, grape smoothie. And Wednesday Skyler tricked me into eating 3 radishes... he did a good job of hiding the taste with all of the other flavors in the smoothie. But I did ask for it because I told him that I need to get used to new flavors by eating them with other things... and in small portions... so he put the radishes in with lots of yummy flavors and I totally survived :)!!!

Other than that life is still really good. We love being married and don't know why we didn't do it earlier :)

Well, keep us in your prayers while we work on his portfolio to apply into the Media Arts Program and while I am job hunting. We love ya!

Friday, October 10, 2008

We can look at our proofs now :)

So, we thought we would share a few of our favorite pics...

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

So... a lot of time has passed...

But most importantly we got married!!!

It was totally cool and we are loving everyday... it sounds cliche.. but really it seems to get better like every day! :)

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Time flies...

Since our last post... I was in a car accident... and then almost another one :).

We had to switch and make a last minute decision about bridesmaid dresses... and today found out that the flowergirl dresses are scheduled to ship on our wedding date and show up 2 weeks later :)

I guess these are the joys of a 6-week engagement :)

We finished sending out our invitations today.

Life seems to be going well overall.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

She said...

I decided to update this post a little bit.

So, I met this boy in January who just moved into my ward... my best friend Shannon and I decided that he seemed pretty cool and so we told him in February that he was officially our new best friend. We invited him over... etc... Later I asked when they were going to finish the 2nd half of a movie that they started.. his response was... "how about in 3 weeks?"

That was a sign... I knew he was totally not interested... We continued to say hi and stuff... hang out a little... but nothing really...

Then the beginning of May, Shannon and I were talking to him again... Shannon mentioned that if he had been interested in either of us... he would have asked us out already... to make a long story short... he was confused by that comment but asked me out that night...

And now we are getting married...

He said...

So,... I pursued Rachel twice....

Monday, August 18, 2008

The wedding...

We will be married in the Jordan River Temple on Friday September 26, 2008 at 1pm. We will be celebrating with our family and friends that evening in my grandpa's backyard at 10127 South 1300 West South Jordan, Utah.

More details to come...

5 1/2 weeks to go...

Once upon a time...

There was a boy and a girl who fell in love and decided to get married. This is their blog. We will keep you posted about our comings and goings, and plans. Make sure to check back.