Sunday, October 17, 2010

Lately...

Lately I have been pretty crazy busy with the fall tennis season. We just finished up our last tournament of the fall and so things will start to slow down again! Here is where I have been for the past month or so...

Saw Amy while I was out in San Francisco for the Berkeley invitational
Hung out with A.C. Slater at the Grove

This lady come to visit me in Santa Barbara and watch the girls play


Hanging out in the hot Vegas heat (in the shade of course) during out 13 hour days at the tennis courts!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

The good ol' days

I was looking at some old pictures on my computer and found these gems. I believe these photos are circa 2006 or something? I miss the good ol' days hanging out with these ladies doing nothing but taking silly pictures and being totally entertained! Too bad these two live in AZ and Im still here in provo! I miss you guys!!





Sunday, September 19, 2010

The Big 2-5

Last weekend I turned the big 2-5. The night before (friday night) I took the team on a traveling practice up to Sundance. We spent the night and had fun playing games all night. The next day we went on the chair lift at the resort which was beautiful! From there Kirk took me to Salt Lake shopping and for some yummy lunch and dinner. He had me pick out a new dress for a surprise which ended up being going to see the Lion King at the Capitol theater! I was so surprised and had so much fun!


At the top of the Sundance chair lift with some of the team

In front of the theater before the Lion King


(video below is the team playing the fruit game
...you have to play the game to understand)

video

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Labor Day Weekend

For the Labor day weekend some special people came up to visit. We had such a fun weekend with a lift ride in sundance to celebrating grandpa brown's bday!

We couldn't put little Brighton down all night


The Bday boy!
Sundance!



Sunday, September 5, 2010

Viva LV

Last weekend Kirk and I went to LV for a last little get-away before school started. We stayed at the Trump hotel which was nice and we had a few visitors meet us on their way to UT from CA. We walked around, ate good food, saw ja rule, and lounged at the pool, recipe for the perfect mini-cation.

getting ready for the day (there was a tv in the mirror)
lovebirds
planned candid pose

a little overrated, maybe the LA one is better?

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Georgetown

I recently found these pictures from our trip to Georgetown... We loved everything about this place, especially the cupcakes :)




Monday, July 19, 2010

Eighty Five

Today was Grandpa Jones' 85th Bday. I recently spent last weekend at home celebrating with him and family in CA. One thing to know about my grandpa is that he is the most kind person I know. I am not just saying that because he is my grandpa, he truly is the definition of kindness. I sure love him and had so much fun spending some quality time with him this past weekend! Happy 85th!

During his time as a radio operator/gunner in WW2
At the site where David killed Goliath

Keepin it cool in his shades and backwards hat
Please excuse my nudity here


This past weekend enjoying some ice cream in the heat at Balboa

Saturday, July 3, 2010

D.C.

I figured since it is the weekend of the fourth I would post about our time in the nations capitol. As mentioned in the previous post, Kirk and I went out to D.C. for a wedding... drove to Pittsburgh to go to a wedding reception... then drove back to D.C to see the sites before heading back. Saturday was our day to go out and see everything bc it was the only day we really had open! First we took the bus to the pentagon metro station. We got on the metro and took the first stop to Arlington Cemetery. The cemetery was crazy at how large it was with rows and rows of white gravestones. We ventured around for a while up and down the hills and made our way over to the tomb of the unknown soldier, which honors all the soldiers that were killed but bodies weren't found or identified... From there we got back on the metro and headed to the "mall" where we went to the Washington Monument. It was super tall in person and pretty amazing. We had to take a little breather before walking down to Lincoln Memorial. I opted to walk along the pond to the memorial instead of taking the shaded sidewalk so we could get the full experience. We made it to Lincoln and I was so surprised at how large he was, I always imagined he was not much taller than me (since I am so tall ha)... Our next stop was the white house, which was neat but you could not get very close up to it so that was a bit of a bummer... By this time we were both EXTREMELY hot from the 94 degree weather and humidity and had some pretty sore feet. Kirk had the idea to head down to Adams Morgan to get a "Huge Slice of Pizza". Little did we know that we had a long walk to the subway to get there and when we got there we had a mile walk to the pizza and a mile walk back to the metro! No pizza is worth that much walking after being exhausted from walking all day. We made it to the pizza, ate it quick and headed back to see some Smithsonians. We went to two of the Smithsonians and then decided to walk to the capitol before heading back to the metro to end the day... It was a great day full of a ton of sightseeing, a lot of sweating, a ridiculous amount of walking and sore feet but overall very fun! (warning there are a lot of pics!)

First time in the D.C. Metro
Arlington Cemetery
Tomb of the unknown soldier

Walking to the metro!

Taking a break at the Washington Monument

Had to get a jumping picture
Walking to Lincoln


Honest Abe
Some more jumping
White House
Trying to cool down in the crazy weather
Walking to the metro... again
Huge Slice of Pizza... It appears I am kissing the pizza but I am really eating it.
Smithsonian
Sore feet... fyi do not wear rainbows if you are going to be walking long distances ALL DAY. We wish we would have worn tennis shoes (George Costanza style!)