Monday, August 20, 2012

Rewind... The Honeymoon

Seattle Trip!

Holly Washington is where this story starts.  Holly is about an hour and a half west of Seattle. Here is the place we stayed in.  This house belongs to Chase's uncle and aunt who let us stay here for 2 weeks!  It sits about 40 feet from the water and offers a beautiful view!
While we were in Washington we drove around and we saw a ton of these signs.  As we drove by one I was able to snag a picture of it.  We thought they were so funny, so Chase and I decided that we needed to register for it... but we never did.
Here's the view from our front yard
We went kayaking a few times which was super fun.  Here's us in our sweet getup! 

Holly is a tiny town pretty much in the middle of no where.  About thirty minutes outside of Holly there's a tiny town with a cafe and a pizza place.  The pizza was highly recommended so we tried it.  It was seriously some of the best pizza I've ever had in my life! Chase is pretty excited about it!
We went into Seattle a couple of times to see the sites.  Here's a picture of the city as we came in by ferry.
Below is a picture of what our ferry looked like.  The boat was huge!
While in Seattle we had some delicious clam chowder. Yum.
 Also, some delicious doughnuts.  You can't really tell, but we're eating some here.
 We bought some yummy candied nuts in town as well.  Chase is pretty excited, or scared, I can't really tell, about this pecan.
Of course we had to go see the Space Needle....
 And this crazy weird/cool fountain.
Back in Holly we also had s'mores.  Multiple times actually.  In the living room there was a wood burning stove so we took advantage of it!
Okay so I must tell you about this sweet adventure.  In the mornings the tide would be out at least a few hundred feet.  We decided to go out one day and explore.  These are our discoveries!

 Pretty neat ay?
These are our exploring outfits the boots are a must have! I'm also partial to my "all blue" look.
These are our treasures that we found.  We dug up all these clams to make clam chowder.  Notice the toy car... pretty sweet!  We also found a few Hermite crabs!  Chase loved those.  In the end we set them all free.  We decided that making chowder would be too gross and too hands on.

One of our last adventures was at this fancy Thai restaurant.  We thought it was so fun and the food was great.  

 Lastly, don't ask me why, but we decided to do a 1500 piece puzzle while we were there.  So we did!  After that I swore off ever doing puzzles again.  
This is the picture of our results.  We were very proud of our accomplishment.

In short, which I know this post is not, this was an amazing trip! We had SO MUCH FUN and this was a fantastic honeymoon.  

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Recap of the Summer

I just want to highlight some of the fun things that Chase and I have done this summer.
First off... Chase and I went to a Josh Ritter concert.  I have never been super familiar with his music until now.  Chase loves him, so for his birthday I bought us tickets to his concert in Salt Lake. We started our date off by going to a fun new Thai restaurant.  The food was delicious!

In case you're not familiar, this is fried ice cream! Very yummy!
Here we are at the concert!

Here's Josh Ritter! It was a great concert!

One of the most fun things we've done this summer was camping with my best friend Claire and her husband Robert!
We went to Bear Lake for a night and spent the next day kayaking.  It was so fun!

 We got to the middle of the lake and decided to jump in.  
 You can't really tell... but that splash there is me diving in!
Claire and I just swimming around!

Friday, August 10, 2012

The Wedding

I know it's been awhile, but I always like to think its better late than never!  To recap my last post I had just received a mission call!!  As most of you know, a lot has changed since then.  I'm now married!! Woooo!!  The supposed to be Sister Childs is now the new Mrs. Wasden!

Here are just some of my favorite pictures from that amazing day!
Here's Chase just takin' a sniff of my beautiful flowers.


The cake!! It was something like chocolate, double chocolate on the inside!  Delicious!!! A shout out to our cake maker Ms. Layne Wixom! We loved it!

We were married on May 25th!  I literally cannot express how incredibly happy I am.  Chase is the greatest thing in my life and our wedding is one of the best moments of my life! The wedding was absolutely wonderful.  I've posted some of my favorite pictures from the reception below!

Some of my beautiful bridesmaids!

We had so much fun at the wedding!  I loved the food, family, friends and the dancing!! It couldn't have been better!