Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Busy Blogger!

I am totally slacking on the blogging lately!!! (sorry - if there is anyone out there who is actually reading haha) Anyways, school is kicking my trash lately and I have absolutely no time to do anything but STUDY! It's terrible but it will all pay off in the end, right?? 

Well I'm out! I have a Memo to write and I gotta figure out what that entails! I'll be back soon I promise!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Cedar City

It seems as if we are constantly going lately. Four weekends out of this month are spent traveling for us. It is a bit crazy but we like it that way!

Last weekend we went down to Cedar City, Utah to visit Preston's family for his brother and sister-in-law's little girl's baby blessing. Miss Kiley was blessed on Sunday, October 10, 2010 (10.10.10). It was so neat to see all of her uncles stand in the circle as her dad blessed her. The Priesthood is amazing and is such a blessing in my life. 

Anyways, we had a blast down there! It really is a beautiful place!
Navajo Lake
Preston, the mighty fly fisherman.

Joslyn & her Uncle John teaching her how to skip rocks.
Evan trying to throw rocks too! He is such a cute little boy!

John & Preston playing baseball with rocks. They got so good at it that they actually got the rocks to skip when they hit them. 
Me & my sister-in-law, Cynthia.
Sweet little Kylie on her blessing day. 
The whole Bishoff clan!
Preston and his fabulous homemade Root Beer. It is seriously tasty! I didn't think so at first, but now I am converted. He has the coolest, old, vintage bottles that he uses. I love them!
Kylie!! Look at that smile! So adorable!
Joslyn and her chicken. She named one Crispy and the other one Tickey! She loves to catch them and they let her old them! I've never seen such tame chickens before! It was so cute.

Joslyn catching her chicken. Don't mind my nasty laugh in the background. Lol

It is so much fun to visit family. We are so lucky to live so close to all of ours that we don't have to go to long without seeing them. It is such a blessing. 

My homework is calling. I guess I should quit blogging and start studying. :( 

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Honeymoon Part 2...

Just looking at these pictures from our Honeymoon again makes me long to be somewhere warm. The cold weather is starting to creep in and I have a love/hate relationship with it. I LOVE that fall is so pretty and that the leaves are changing and falling from the trees. I HATE that it means that snow is coming. Snow is always so exciting and pretty the first couple of snow falls. But then it seems to stay and never go away. I love it for skiing but I hate it for driving.

Anyways, back to this post. Sorry for a bit of a tangent there...

These pictures came from Preston's camera. Consequently there are some goofy ones of me. ENJOY!
I love these chairs! They are so huge that you feel like such a little person sitting in them! 

Yours truly!
Preston and I all snuggly waiting in a lounge before we could be seated for dinner. Isn't that zebra couch AWESOME??
Walking around in the flea markets in Puerta Vallarta. We stopped to try on these cool hats!

Us in front of the Carnival Splendor.
Beautiful Sunset and beautiful boy!
Probably the prettiest sunset I have EVER seen! It took quite a few attempts to take this picture...it is always so windy up there! 
Me and the hubs.
Love this
The Arch in Cabo. Absolutely breath taking.
Me on the glass bottom boat before we went to "Lovers Beach". If you ever get the chance to go to Cabo, you have to go to Lovers Beach. It is a blast! The waves are so much fun to play in and it is a great snorkel spot too!
The other side of the arch. They said it looks like a dinosaur drinking out of the water. Can you see it?
Cute little crabs that were everywhere!
The ship!
Us on one of the last days of the cruise! 
Our yummy drinks. I forget what they are called but they were seriously delicious! They were our favorite things on the cruise. My personal favorite was this. The chocolate melting cake. I ate it EVERY NIGHT. It is THAT good. If you ever do a Carnival Cruise, you have to indulge in one of those. 
seriously, heavenly. :D

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Down on the Ranch

Last week we ventured down South to Preston's family ranch. The whole purpose of this trip was for me to shoot a deer. Me, not Preston. I know, it still makes me laugh thinking about it. Every year my Dad puts me in for a hunt of some sort and this year I drew out for the Muzzle Loader hunt. For those of you who don't know, a muzzle loader is a big, noisy gun that uses black powder (that's as much as I know about it at least). And I was supposed to shoot a deer with that thing! I haven't ever shot a living thing in my life, let alone anything with a gun that size, and I was expected to shoot a deer with this complicated fire arm. YEAH RIGHT! That's what I kept telling myself. But I knew Preston would be so proud of me for killing my own deer so I committed to at least give it a try and if I happened to screw up somehow, Preston would take over from there. 

So off we went to the field where the deer usually trickle in and would be so easy for me to shoot. Unfortunately, we sat there for about two hours or so and the deer never came. As much as I hoped I wouldn't have to shoot one on my own, I kind of hoped I would get the chance so I could impress my husband. Oh well, I'm sure there will always be a next time. I don't think Preston will let me off that easy...
My parents were on a cruise to the Caribbean so my younger sister, Emily, got to hang out with us for the whole weekend! She is such a hoot to be around! She always keeps us laughing! 
Emily and her socks! 

Such a stupid picture of myself, but Preston made me wear these in case I had to shoot the gun since it was so loud. I look a bit ridiculous. 

Me and my cute hubby off to go shoot us a deer (or so we hoped!)

Smoochin' on the Ranch!! I just love him! 

The beautiful view from our hiding spot from the deer. 

Emily kept the fire burning for us! 

Daisy Dog! She isn't ours but I wish we had a doggie of our own! 

My brother-in-law Chad and his sweet baby girl, Kylie.

Preston etching our initials into the rock= pBs

The ranch is truly a beautiful place. It is so peaceful and relaxing. I just love it there! It makes me want a ranch of my own someday. Who knows, maybe we will! 

Charity Never Faileth

President Monson is truly a Prophet of God. I know it with all of my heart. I know that the talk he gave in the General Relief Society Meeting just a couple of weeks ago was inspired. Here is a little excerpt from his address:
"A young couple, Lisa and John, moved into a new neighborhood. One morning while they were eating breakfast, Lisa looked out the window and watched her next-door neighbor hanging out her wash.
“That laundry’s not clean!” Lisa exclaimed. “Our neighbor doesn’t know how to get clothes clean!”
John looked on but remained silent.
Every time her neighbor would hang her wash to dry, Lisa would make the same comments.
A few weeks later Lisa was surprised to glance out her window and see a nice, clean wash hanging in her neighbor’s yard. She said to her husband, “Look, John—she’s finally learned how to wash correctly! I wonder how she did it.”
John replied, “Well, dear, I have the answer for you. You’ll be interested to know that I got up early this morning and washed our windows!”
Tonight I’d like to share with you a few thoughts concerning how we view each other. Are we looking through a window which needs cleaning? Are we making judgments when we don’t have all the facts? What do we see when we look at others? What judgments do we make about them?
Said the Savior, “Judge not.”1 He continued, “Why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?”2 Or, to paraphrase, why beholdest thou what you think is dirty laundry at your neighbor’s house but considerest not the soiled window in your own house?
None of us is perfect. I know of no one who would profess to be so. And yet for some reason, despite our own imperfections, we have a tendency to point out those of others. We make judgments concerning their actions or inactions.
There is really no way we can know the heart, the intentions, or the circumstances of someone who might say or do something we find reason to criticize. Thus the commandment: “Judge not.”"

It was such an awesome experience to attend the Conference Center for the Relief Society Meeting. Their is such an incredible Spirit that is felt when you are in that building. My favorite feeling is when the Prophet enters the room and everybody just goes completely silent. Second favorite feeling: when the congregation sings. It is so powerful and beautiful. I absolutely love it! I love living so close to the Conference Center. I feel so blessed whenever I get the chance to hear the Prophet speak to me in person. He is an incredible man and such an inspiration to me.

The beautiful Salt Lake Temple! 

(Heidi S. Swinton - the author of Thomas S. Monson's Bio)
After the Relief Society Meeting they were doing a book signing for President Monson's new Biography. It was really neat to sit and listen to the author's experiences of visiting with the Prophet and learning about his life. We got really lucky and got a copy of his Biography that was signed by the Prophet himself! It really is a great book and so inspirational to learn about such a remarkable man's life.

If you don't have this book yet, you should! Go here to get your very own copy! You won't regret it! 

Thursday, October 7, 2010

What's Old is New...

Apparently, we love old stuff. We are living in a cute little old home right now, which we love, but we can never hide the fact that it is old. 

But the house wasn't enough for us so we searched and searched on KSL for one of these:

A camp trailer!! Yeah, it's a little old. But we love it!! We have high hopes for this thing. It's going to go lots of places with us. 

Proud new owner!! :D 

The "DeVille"

The first big adventure for this baby will be to ALASKA! We are already planning our summer vacation road trip to there for next summer. We can hardly wait! Bring on some serious fishing!! :D


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