Sunday, December 2, 2012

The End of the Road.

Well, I think this blog has served it's purpose, it's time to move on. But WAIT, you can now follow us over here: thats right, you can continue seeing more of us!
Awesome right?!
Well, adios and see you on the flip side!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

reception #2 & thanksgivin.

We had our 2nd and final wedding reception the weekend of Nov. 17, in Boise.
It wasn't the most convenient considering Nate's surgery and all...but it worked out just fine.
driving to Boise, Nate was definitely still loopy from the painkillers.

We went to Kip Moore, Justin Moore & Eric Church the night before in the Taco Bell Arena.
We really enjoyed Kip and Justin, but lost a lot of respect for Eric Church. In fact, we didn't even stay for our favorite song or his encore.
Kip Moore rocking a BSU jersey.

enjoying Nate's first country concert, on crutches...LOVE the guys face in the background! he was so funny...plugged his ears the whole time!

Our reception went well, it was a lot of fun and fun to see so many faces we hadn't seen in forever!
opening the giant boxes that had come in the mail!

I really enjoyed getting to spend time with my nephews who were in town from Florida!
taking Link birthday shopping!

I did not really enjoy Nate's pedophile mustache.
Actually, the first thing my mom said to him when she was him was "now that's creepy?"

We went to the Boise temple dedication on Sunday which I really enjoyed.
After all the weekends festivities, my sister and her boys decided to come back to Utah with us for a few days. I had a crappy work schedule and didn't get to hang out with them a whole lot, but Nate did and he had a lot of fun practicing being a dad.
church history somethin or other.

cute boys.

celebrated link's 3rd birthday! all he wanted was "a chocolate cake!"
which he didn't even eat any of!

at the dinosaur park.

what a good stand in dad, he even carried the diaper bag!

We left to go back to Boise at 10:30pm Wednesday night. It was a long night of driving but the boys slept ALMOST the whole way. Porter did scream from Mountain Home to Boise at 2:00am.
Thanksgiving was good, got to eat a lot of food and hang out with family.
And now we are back into the swing of things in Utah.
Just trying to finish organizing our apartment! It's been a busy few months but its not over, we are really starting to look forward to our cruise we leave for in 10 days!!!!
us with all our new stuff...merry christmas to us!

finally! back to our own home!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Nate's Surgery.

Well, I guess it's about time I let everyone know the full story of Nate's foot surgery.
He had a bunion that had been bothering him for quite some time and this fire season only made it worse. It was starting to cause him a lot of pain. To the point that he would sleep with something in between his toes in order to straighten them out (all his toes pointed outward at a 20 degree angle). Being the old man that he is, he did't have any health insurance so it wasn't something he thought he'd be getting fixed anytime soon.

Thursday, November 8.
As I'm getting ready for work and Nate's playing on the computer he says to me "hey there's an ad for free bunion removal, should I apply?"
I thought it was a hoax but told him to go ahead anyway. He applied online and within 20 seconds of submitting his application a lady called to verify information and tell him some of the details.
Basically this research institute was doing a study of a new pain killing drug. But they would take care of all costs associated with the bunion removal surgery and pay him $500.
You better believe Nate was SOLD!

Friday, November 9.
Nate headed down to Salt Lake at 9am for a full physical exam and to see if he qualified as a candidate for the study. It was a lengthy process, they x-rayed him, tested his blood, tested his urine, and had him fill out loads of paperwork, he didn't get home till 1pm. But they said he qualified and scheduled surgery for Monday morning! He also got $50 just for going to that appointment.

Monday, November 12, 2012.
Monday morning we headed down to Salt Lake at 7:00am for Nate's surgery at 9:00am. They let me go back and watch as they got him all ready and I stayed until they wheeled him back into the OR. After the surgery they told me he would be transported by ambulance (Nate was most excited about the free ambulance ride. When he first learned about it he said "Lindsey, do you know how much that costs?!) to the research center where he would be observed for 12 hours. I wasn't allowed to come visit the research center so they told me he'd let me know when I could come and get him.
Ok, so the study was for a new pain killer that had already been approved via IV and epidural. This study was to see if it worked in a different formulation, being dissolved under the tongue. Each participant was given either the drug or a placebo for 12 hours while these researchers studied them. So they took Nate to the research center and hooked him up to a bunch of machines. They waited for the anesthesia to wear off and then every 20 minutes they came in a checked on him. They drew blood, checked his vitals, asked his pain level and did a couple other things that I don't know. He was given the "drug" every hour and a half.
He texted me throughout the day and up until about 6pm it sounded like he was doing ok. Even after that he sounded ok, he said he was in a lot of pain but really seemed upbeat. He said the worst part was that he couldn't get any sleep because every time he would try, his blood oxygen levels would fall too much and an alarm would start beeping and wouldn't shut off until he got his oxygen level back up. So it was a long day for him.
Finally, I got to go pick him up at 1am Tuesday morning. As soon as I got there Nate mouthed to me "please get me out of here" it broke my heart and I was trying to hard to hold back my tears because I could see how much pain he was truly in. He told me he was positive he had been given the placebo all day. He looked so miserable all I wanted to do was get him out of there! And then just to make things worse, the nurse that discharged him did a TERRIBLE job! He was not careful moving around Nate's foot at all, even when wheeling him in the wheelchair out to the car! He brought Nate a child's wheelchair (Nate's 6'5 230lbs.) and it didn't have any foot rests so he held his leg in the air the entire way out to the car. The guy was just really rough with him and it made me so mad (we're going to write a letter to the research center)! It was definitely just adding insult to injury. Oh, and they didn't write out a real prescription for pain killers until we were leaving at that had to wait.
We finally got home and I had some expired hydrocodone and I made Nate take it just so he could sleep!

After that it was a rough couple days but he progressed really quickly. He has been a champ and only took pain killers for 5 days. He just got his stitches out today and the surgeon said it was looking good! 3 more weeks of wearing his boot and he will be as good as new!
Maybe the $500 was worth it afterall :)

And here's all the pictures to prove it.

this is what the dr called 'the mother of all bunions'

 happy before surgery!

the ambulance ride, his favorite part!

the foot...looking much better!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Another Nate-ism.

So I have to go to a laser conference today in Salt Lake from 8-5. That's a long day and Nate's pretty used to getting to hang out with me all day on Monday's.
He was still laying in bed as I'm getting ready to walk out the door and he says, "Can you take me with you? I can be your seeing eye-human."

Ha, what a funny boy.
I wish I could take him with me EVERYWHERE!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

2 weeks.

That is officially how long we've been married now.
Still feels like longer.
But, in celebration we did some awesome things this weekend!
#1 We did a session at the Salt Lake Temple. I must say I liked it the most. Being live, and moving from room to room kept me very aware and entertained. I even let out a laugh at one point...oops.

#2 We had dinner at Costa Vida, which just happens to be my most favorite ever.

#3 We celebrated our 1 year anniversary (of knowing each other) be reenacting our first date and going to Nightmare on 13th!

#4 We got dipped cones and milkshakes at Dairy Queen cause its tradition.

#5 We went to Cirque du Soleil in Salt Lake. It was interesting. I don't think I loved it as much as everyone says, but it was still really cool and I'm really glad we went.

#6 We went to a Chinese buffet which was delicious but messed Nate up BAD! He spent the rest of the night with the big D.

#7 We watched a terrible football game (Nat'es team lost so bad he won't even let me post their name) and finished our thank you cards.

It was a great weekend and now I start working Friday's and we start saving our money cause we're buying a new bed!




Monday, October 29, 2012


That's right, as of today Nate and I have known each other for 1 whole year! Seems like I've known him for so much longer! I don't know what I ever did before him!
He's a pretty great guy.
When I left work tonight there was a note on my car, little Nater RAN all the way to my work and left a sweet note on my car letting me know how awesome I am (ha!) and how happy he is that we get to be married forever! It was the sweetest thing and he is a total keeper!
And on a fun note, here's a few pics from the wedding weekend!

the whole fam damily, minus tyler and the boys.

oakes family.

thank you Alicia:)

our lil FIAT!!!
we loved it!

mini honeymoon to the zoo.
i especially loved all the skeletons!

I love looking at animals! I LOVE the zoo. Nate's the best for taking me. We were definitely the only people there without children!!

Sunday, October 28, 2012


You know how parents sometimes write down all the funny things their kids say to remember them down the road?
That's what this is.
Sometimes Nate just says hilarious things and we need to be able to remember them!
So here's just a few off the top of my head.

Nate and I discussing marriage and how we like different things:
"Lindsey, we're getting married not conjoined."

The other morning my alarm went off:
Lindsey: Nate, it's time to get up.
Nate: I don't want to, I'm tired as a lil llama!

Well, I had 3 things I was going to write, but I've already forgot the 3rd. This will just have to be an ongoing project:)

Friday, October 12, 2012

Recent Happenings.

My dad brought some furniture down for us at the end of September and along with it he brought me a bike! Nate and I took it out for a ride (where I found $10!) and I've been riding it to/from work about two days a week. 

We went to the haunted circus in Draper the other night, it wasn't necessarily scary, but it was pretty fun. My favorite part was while you were waiting in line and a dance team did the Thriller dance. It was awesome. We love haunted houses (for obvious reasons).

My little brother is on a mission in Argentina and therefore will not make it to our wedding NEXT Saturday. I was a little bummed so I took the liberty of making sure he will be there! I bought a Mitt Romney cutout (only $20, and he's tall!) and then printed my brothers face out and covered him up. He looks pretty legit and he will now make it to the wedding! We are so excited! Oh, and I made this dinner ALL by myself! We has pork chops, french bread, mashed potatoes, and salad. It all turned out delicious minus the potatoes :)

Lastly, Nate and I got pedicures today :) Nate's first one! I didn't tell them it was in preparation for the wedding, but I think they turned out perfect!!

Saturday, September 15, 2012


I have officially lived in our apartment for 18 days!
I have to admit, I am not a fan of living by myself.
I freak myself out waaaay too easily.
But on the other hand it's nice having the space and being messy when I want.
Then I remember I have to clean it all up too :(
Anyway, just for fun I took some pictures of our still cluttered apartment.
It's still very much a mess.
Every time Nate comes home he leaves 1 or 7 things here.
But never in a good spot.
As you can see he just leaves things right in the middle of the floor for me to pick up!
Guess I better get used to that, right? (:
Anyway, it's obviously not decorated AT ALL.
We just hung up our few pictures we have for reception decorations we thumbtacks until we decide what we're really gonna do when all our crap is here!
So here it is!
Oh, and Nate bought some nice, cheap little mats for outside the doors...I would show you but it's dark out and I don't like opening the door in the dark...ha!
This is from the front door looking to the left.
You can see our side door that leads to a porch and the porch has its own little storage room. Its tiny and we've already filled it with a bunch or junk!
But here you can see our $50 couch from craigslist that's in very nice condition!
Our $15 coffee table that I plan to repaint.
Our TV and stand we got for $20 but still don't have the right cable so the TV doesn't actually work.
And then just a bunch of junk that I don't know what to do with so I just leave it on the floor (don't tell my mom).

This is from the living room you just saw looking into the kitchen. There's a decent sized pantry. We also have a kitchenaid and microwave back in there :)

From the front door looking straight ahead. That white chair you can see is my first project. We got her for $7 and I'm going to sand 'er down, repaint, and hopefully recover the cushions. I looked into it today but it's more work that I thought. She needs some new screws before I do anything.

This is from the bedroom doorway. Not much going on here except a mismatched dressed and some plastic nightstands :)

From the bed looking into the TEENY bathroom. And not my idea for a clear shower curtain!

We do however have a washer and dryer which I LOVE! Even if it is weirdly placed in the bathroom.

From the bed looking into the closet. When we looked at the place I thought the closet was huge! Then I put all my stuff in it and now it doesn't look so big. Nate asked where his clothes are gonna go...I dunno!

And then finally from the bedroom wall back at the doorway.

And you've seen it all folks!
Except this stinkin cute picture of Nater pumping gas in his cowboy boots!
Might have to start callin him Bubba the Cowboy Prince!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

We found the cat!

this is a text conversation with my mom from 9/7/12
keep in mind, we haven't had a cat for years!

mom: we found the cat!
me: what?
mom: Remember our cat? i cant even remember her name. anyway she disappeared about 2 years ago. we got 2 new chickens and 3 ducks and i cleaned out the coop and found the cat
me: dead i assume?
mom: very

Friday, September 7, 2012

Meet Nate.

Here's some random survey questions about Nate!

1. 5 random facts:

- I knocked out my front teeth when I was 18 months old.
- I broke my front teeth in half in 4th grade.
- I used to be able to pick up a baseball with my toes.
- My truck matches my hair "perfectly".
- I'm the only redhead in my entire family.

2. Describe 3 legitimate fears you have and why you have them?
- I'm scared of girls- I used to be afraid of rejection.
- Failure- umm...I don't want to fail?
- Darkness- you don't know what might get you!

3. Describe your relationship with your parents.

We're definitely a lot closed than we used to be. I enjoy doing pretty much anything with my dad. And I feel like I can talk about pretty much anything with my mom now.

4. List 4 things you would tell your 16 year old self.

- Grow up, you're not that cool.
- Study harder.
- Stay away from Asians.
- Invest in Apple.

5. What are the 5 things that make you most happy right now?

- Being home with Lindsey.
- Anything with chocolate.
- Lindsey.
- Fall showing up.
- Knowing my weddings getting closer.

6. What is the hardest thing you have ever experienced?

This fire season.

7. What is your dream job, and why?Anything that will allow me to support my family and come home to them every night and spend lots of time with them.

8. What are 3 passions you have?

- Snowboarding.
- Outdoorsing.
- Lindsey.

9. List 4 people who have influenced you and describe how.

- Grandpa Moeller- he gave me my love of hunting and outdoorsing.
- Grandpa Hubbard- he showed me how to be super kind, overcome trials and serve others.
- Dad- he has taught me how to grow up and be a man.
- Gordon B. Hinckley- he loved everyone and was a hard worker up until his death.

10. Describe your most embarrasing moment.

I peed my pants on the bus in 3rd grade.

11. Describe 3 pet peeves you have.

- Distracted drivers.
- Preoccupied drivers.
- Stupid people.

12. Describe a typical day in your current life.

Wake up at 0500. Go work for 16 hours fighting fire. Try to talk to Lindsey if I have service. Go to bed.

13. Describe 2 weaknesses you have.

- I'm getting old, so everything.
- I'm a crybaby.

14. Describe 2 strengths you have.

- My never give up attitude.
- My willingness to help and serve others.

15. If you were an animal, what would you be and why?

Just a ground squirrel- they run around, have fun, and eat nuts all day. 

16. What is your greatest accomplishment?

Finding the perfect girl and being able to marry her.

17. What is the thing you most wish you were great at?

I wish I was great at controlling my temper better.

18. What has been the most difficult thing you have had to forgive?

Myself for being immature.

19. If you could live anywhere, where would it be and why?

Greer Arizona at the cabin. I just have sooo many great memories there. It's one of my favorite places on earth.

20. Describe 2 significant memories from your childhood.

- Summer vacations at the cabin.
- Summer vacations in California.

21. If you could have one superpower, what would it be?


22. Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 10 years?

5 years- Done with grad school, have a nice job, own a home.
10 years- Have a family and enjoying my life with Lindsey.

23. List your top 3 hobbies.

- Snowboarding.
- Hunting and fishing.
- Spending time with Lindsey.

24. If you could have dinner with anyone in history, who would it be and why?

- Davey Crockett- he's the epitome of me!

25. What popular notion do you think the world has most wrong?

Couples needing to live together before they're married.

26. What is your favorite part of your body and why?

Shoulders- just look at em!

27 . List 2 things you would hope to be remembered for.

- Athleticism.
- Service.

Friday, August 31, 2012


Nate got to spend a whole week with me during his last R&R. Unfortunately, it was due to my grandma passing away but luckily, the bosses gave him extra time off to go to Boise and be with me and my family. I am so glad he got to be there, it was nice to have him just squeeze my hand and give me hugs all weekend whenever I was feeling sad (and Nate learned that I'm a big case he didn't already know or had forgotten), oh and to be photographer :)
We did try to have a little fun during the visit since no one could remember the last time Nate had been up to Boise and we all knew he wouldn't be back for a long time. We went through a bunch of boxes looking for stuff and found so many funny things I didnt know I still had. Like old journals from when I was 6-9ish? They were pretty funny and got some good laughs! Nate also got to meet the majority of my extended family. I think he questioned his decision to marry after that!
And now here's a ton of pictures from the week.
this was actually the day got home.
i was sooooo glad to finally see him again!

 on our way to boise we stopped at malad gorge.
its one of the coolest places!

nate at the gorge :)
this was actually where he originally planned to propose 

on the gorge bridge!

on friday we hiked up to a neat old mine.
this was the old bunker cabin.

my dad kept calling it our first home. 

this was where they separated their treasures.


still at the mine building.

my dad had to check it all out too.

there it is!
it was really cool.

my dad and his dog:)

on saturday we decided to take the boat out since nates never been with us.
i hadnt been in a few years and apparently ive grown chicken since then.

nate did awesome for not having wakeboarded in at least 2 years!

my moms turn.

awww :)

dad had a turn.

i think i enjoy skiing more than wakeboarding now.

thats me!

nate struggled getting the board on and off.
i wish i got a picture of his toes curling over the front of the boots and almost the board!
i cant get the bindings tight enough on my little feet.

and then, the real reason for the trip.
this picture melts my heart.
all her grandsons lovingly carrying her away.

this picture breaks my heart.
grandpa watching them take her casket away for the last time.

so glad this guy was there.

luckily we still got a few laughs!

gotta love this old fart!

this cracks me up.
my dad and his siblings and father.
bryan and grandpas faces are priceless!

We had a...time (I almost said really great, but that would be a lie. It was HARD! But nice to be around family) in Boise.
We got back to Utah at 10am to start moving stuff into our new apartment!!!
More on that later...