Five Years Down

Aug 17, 2008
Paul and I went to Park City to celebrate our 5 year anniversary and thanks to our friend Trina we got to leave Macey behind. We stayed at a resort in Deer Valley and it made me almost want to become a skier, so I could go there more often. After dinner on Main Street we went back to the resort and had the sweet heated pool all to ourselves. We did lots of tricks on the water-slide and practiced swimming like Michael Phelps.

On Saturday we headed up to the Park City Ski Resort. Paul and I decided to race down the Alpine Slide. Paul actually took the early lead, but unfortunately for him he caught up to the guy in front of him about 30 seconds into the ride and this slowed him down considerably. I didn't catch up to the guy on my track until just a little before the end, so I won by a landslide. The coaster was by far the best though, because we could go fast the entire time. We decided to go in the same sled so we'd go faster and I'm glad we did. I don't know why I didn't hear other people screaming, maybe they weren't pushing all the way forward, but I defiantly got some good screams in.

(I stole all these pictures from their websites. Someone, whom I won't name here, forgot to put the battery in the camera). :(

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What a fun time! Too bad you didn't have a battery in your camera, I guess you'll just have to go again. I hope I will get to see you swim like Michael Phelps sometime. Preferably the butterfly, I think that would be fun to see ;-).
Your anniversary sounds like an Olympic experience. Awesome! I loved the Alpine Slides the one time I've been. Cool stuff.
That looks so fun. I can't believe it's been 5 years.

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In Case You're Interested...

Feb 25, 2008
How did you meet your spouse? We met at our Ward opening social. Emily and I were learning the Hula by where we thought the food line would start. When they announced the pig was done we turned around expecting to be the 1st in line, but Paul and his roommate Steve were already there. So, we ended up eating w/ them and then Paul showed off his X-balling skills. Emily and I couldn't resist trying and the boys were obviously impressed with our X-ball skills.

Where did you go on your first date? Who asked who out? Technically we didn't go on an "official" date for awhile, we just did alot of hanging out. I guess I was the one who asked Paul out first. I wanted to go to the Big A** Show because Reel Big Fish was going to be there. I knew Paul liked Reel Big Fish and that none of my other friends really did, so I asked if he wanted to go with me. It wasn't really a date date, but defiantly a good time.

How long have you been together? We met in August of 2002 and started dating in September, so about 5 1/2 years.

Who eats more? Paul, although I snack a lot more than he does. I just don't ever eat much at one time and Paul does.

Who said I love you first? Paul. We had just been to the dollar movie and we were back hanging out at his apartment. It was actually the first time I said it right back when someone said it to me, it kinda freaked me out.

Who is smarter? This is hard for me to admit, but Paul is. I'm always having him explain what things mean and he knows tons of random facts. Paul wouldn't say he's smarter, but that's just because he's too nice.

Who does the laundry? Me! Even when we were both working, laundry was one thing Paul was never allowed to do. He doesn't know which of my clothes can go in the dryer and which ones can't.

Who does the dishes? Now that I'm home it's mostly me, but Paul usually does the dishes from dinner.

Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? If you're at the foot of our bed it's Paul. But this has changed w/ every house we've lived in. I hate sleeping by windows and doors. So, I sleep on whatever side isn't by either of those.

Who pays the bills? Both of us.

Who mows the lawn? Well, we don't have any lawn to mow yet, just weeds. But, when we get our sod laid this spring Paul will be mowing it.

Who cooks dinner? That would be me now that I'm home. But, Paul is a better cook than me, he just isn't home to do it most days.

Who drives when you are together? Paul, I hate driving! Even when we go on long road trips I try to drive as little as possible.

Who is more stubborn? That's easy, me. But, Paul can be very stubborn too.

Who is the first to admit when they're wrong? Neither of us is very good at that, but I guess Paul is a little better than me.

Whose parents do you see the most? We don't see either of our parents too often, since Paul's are in Texas and mine are in Washington. But, we do see mine a little bit more. That's mostly because it's easier for my parents to come out here to visit than it is for Paul's parents.

Who kissed who first? Paul kissed me on my couch in Casa Dea. After we kissed he said, "I haven't done that in awhile" ( I was the first girl he kissed after his mission). He's so smooth.

Who proposed? That'd be Paul. I flew out to Texas to visit and meet his parents. Pretty much I knew he was going to propose sometime during my trip. But, he surprised me after my red eye flight at the airport w/ a huge orange sign, a dozen orange roses, and a ring.

Who is more sensitive? Me, but don't let Paul's tough exterior fool you he's quite sensitive himself.

Who has more friends? That's a tough one. When it comes to our couple friends we mostly hang out with Paul's friends and their spouses (who are now my friends). = ) But, I have lots of girls I do things w/ during the week and I defiantly have more friends I keep in contact with from home than Paul does.

Who has more siblings? We have the same; one brother and one sister

Who wears the pants in the family? Easy, that's me. I pretend the roles are equal, but in reality I'm in total control. = ) Paul figured it out early, when I'm happy he's happy.

I tag Brianne, Megan, and Emily!

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Augh! I was tagged in a different one a couple of weeks ago and still haven't done it. I'll be sure to tag you for that one when I get around to it :-).
I love it! That was so much fun to read. I especially like all the exciting pictures you included of fun things you and Paul have done, and I like how I can tell how much you love Paul while I read through it. You guys are awesome!
I loved reading this and seeing all the pictures. You guys are so cute!
You guys are so cute!
Jessica Kettle
Hey, cute post! Just wanted to let you know I got your check and I am sending you a cd today! Yaaaay! Hope you like them! I will try to blog them and give you a sneak peek of a few favorites. =)
Hey Kels! That is so cute I'm totally stealing it for my blog. It's ok because I'm really new at blogging and need some fun stuff on there. You guys are so cute and we miss all the adventrues we used to go on together.
love andrea

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An Example of Why I Love Paul

Dec 4, 2007
Last night we were talking about one of our many friends who was pregnant in December when Paul said, "Now wasn't she 11 months pregnant last December?" I said, "What?". He replied, " I thought she was due in January, so wasn't she 11 months pregnant in December?"

I of course started laughing and it took him a minute to figure out what he just said. I then had to explain that while it may of felt like I was pregnant for a year, a normal pregnancy is 9 months, NOT 12. Apparently Paul should of come to the birthing class with me instead of working late at the office, he needed more help than I realized.
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Maybe Paul was thinking of the baby's age. A baby born in January is 11 months old in December. Or I can stop trying to think of excuses for Paul and just laugh at his mistake.
Oh, Paul.
Well...I am siding with Paul here...I admit...when I read it at first, I didn't think anything of what Paul said. And it even took me a second to get why he was wrong. I guess I am just a little slow...and I am worse than Paul, b/c I had a baby...I should know this!

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