Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Tipper's little buddy...

Ever since I've dated Tip, McCord absolutely adores him. I think its because Tipper works at the motorcyle store. But either way I have been replaced as the favorite. A couple weeks ago I was talking to Jami on the phone and she has asked if Cordy wanted to talk to me. He got on the phone and said where's Tipper, I told him he was at work and he handed the phone back to Jami and said that Tipper is at work. He didn't even want to talk to me!! When they come down he loves to hang out with Tipper. He always runs to him and not me anymore. Oh well!! I still love the little guy!! This picture was taking a couple weeks ago when they were down. Tip came over on his lunch break and McCord crawled on his lap and fell asleep. Tipper is so cute with the kids, I love it!! He is an amazing man! Hopefully McCord will discover I am way cooler then Tipper!!

Friday, April 24, 2009

The Countdown Begins....July 18th!!

We set our wedding date for July 18th at 10 a.m in the Mount Timpanogos Temple!! That's less then 3 months away!! So, the wedding planning has begun...gulp! We are both super excited!!! If you would like an invitation please leave your address in the comments or you can email me at nikkers419@hotmail.com ! Thanks!!!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

A Diamond Ring for my birthday...I totally said YES!!

WE ARE ENGAGED!!!! Tipper proposed to me last night and I totally said yes (actually I think I just nodded, but same thing)!!! Here is the story (beware its going to be a long post!!)....

Today is my birthday, so since it fell on a Sunday we decided we would go out the night before to dinner to celebrate. He text me earlier in the day and said we were going to Made in Brazil for dinner (similar to Tucanos, for those who don't live in St. George). He picked me up (late) and we headed that way. I was excited to go there because I was starving and they have really good food!! When we got to the restaurant we walked in and the Hostess said you ready? Would outside be OK? Tipper said yes and I kinda didn't want to because I always freeze when I eat. There was a table set for two! There was also a band playing outside. We sat down then went and got our food from the salad bar and went back to the table. Well of course I was freezing so Tipper asked me if I wanted him to go get his sweat shirt out of the truck. I thought that was a great idea, so he headed to the truck and I started working on my food. My back was towards the band. All of the sudden I heard my name over the microphone. I turned around and he is up on the stage with his guitar. He sang me "She's Every Woman" by Garth Brooks. (A song we've danced to before!). As he was singing the meat people were coming around asking me if I wanted meat, I just kept saying sure. Then an old man came and stood in front of me and asked if that was my boyfriend. It was funny!! After the song was over I walked over to him and he got down on one knee and asked if I would marry him. I was crying so I nodded!! Then we hugged and kissed and he gave me the ring (which I was so excited I took it and put it on myself!!) Then we both cried, hugged, kissed! I kept looking at my ring, cause I was shocked. We had looked at rings and I had loved this one, but thought it was too much so I thought we decided on a different one!! ITS GORGEOUS!!! It was perfect!! I didn't eat much dinner after that cause I was in shocked and kept looking at my hand (I still keep looking at it!). The best part is we have it all on video, thanks to his brother Jeff who filmed it. I didn't even notice Jeff there till after.

I am so excited and so HAPPY!! I can't explain how much I love Tipper. He is so incredible. He makes me a better person! He is hilarious (although, I try not to tell him that too much cause I don't want him to get a big head ;)!) He always keeps me laughing. I can't imagine my life without him. He is my everything!! I can't wait to spend eternity with him!!! I love you Tip!!

This is us right after!!!

At my parents place, showing off the ring. My family is so excited to have him in our family!!

here are two shots of the ring. None of them do it justice! Its beautiful. Its a custom design, so there is not another one out there like it!! I LOVE LOVE IT!!!

If I can figure out how to post the video, I will!!

Now the wedding planning begins!! 3 months isn't far away!! I am going to need everyone's address!!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Easter Camping!

McCord is the Ultimate Four-wheeler!! He loves any machine!!!

Matt and Jadi had so much fun together!!
Zach, Ashlee, and Dad in and intense game of washers

The whole crew minus Linzy (she was photographer)

Hanging out on the big rock!

Matt, McCord, Jadi, and Ella. (Sophie in the background, she didn't want to sit)

Ella Striking her pose!

The kids loved riding!! Both Jadi and Matt drove the fourwheelers!

McCord with his helmet and gloves!!

The girls by the fire! (Linz, Mom, Wendy, Me- Jami wouldn't get in the picture.)

Every Easter my family goes camping/fourwheeling down in the DaBinki. Its awesome!! This year was even more fun because Jake and Wendy and their kids made the long trip from Idaho to come. Kelly, Ashlee, and Kolton also joined us!! We had a blast even though the weather was not so pretty on Saturday. We even got stuck driving back on the machines in a hale storm. Driving a fourwheeler in hale feels like you are being shot at with a BB gun all over! By the time we made it back to camp we were all soaking wet!!! But even with the bad weather the trip was so fun and relaxing. We played several games of screwy lewy, ate, played washers, ate, and sat around the camp fire and did I mention we ate?? Thanks Mom and Dad for a great trip!! Love Ya!!