Thursday, December 31, 2009

Bryce's First Haircut

Brycey Boy was in Burns over Christmas and we decided it was time for his first haircut

The entire time he was saying "me done, me done"
so here is our "done" picture.

Prairie City

The day after Christmas we went and spent the night with Jeff’s Grandparents in Prairie City. We had so much fun!! Grandma Bill made us dinner (excellent cook that gave me some tips) and we stayed up until all hours of the night visiting. Sarah (cousin) was in town and came over for dinner too. We’re so glad we got to catch up with her before she headed back to school. Jeff went out and fed cows with his Grandpa bright and early Sunday morning. He loves his Grandpa’s ranch! He took it upon himself to get his Grandparents internet up and running while we were there. He was successful, and is now trying to convince Grandma Bill to get a facebook. haha It was the perfect weekend. I leaned so much about Jeff’s childhood. They told stories, looked at pictures and we all had such a great time. We are already planning our next trip back. Thanks Grandpa and Grandma Bill!!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Mr. and Mrs. Cary

Jeff and I were sealed in the Boise, ID LDS Temple on December 12, 2009. It was a beautiful snowy day. A ring ceremony and reception was held at the Harney County Fairgrounds that evening where we were able to celebrate with our closest friends and family. It was such a great time! Everything we had always wanted and more<3
PICTURES... coming soon!

Dad's Christmas Present

I framed these pictures for my Dad for Christmas. We took them over Thanksgiving and my brothers family wasn't here, so it was just the girls.
Merry Christmas Dad!!

First Christmas

jeff’s last day of work for 10 days!!
sheryden attempted to learn how to cook
dinner at the paramore house
apples to apples with missionaries, paramores, roots & sanders

home anxiously awaiting santas visit
fed cows way too early
sheryden – new camera & clothes that fit
jeff – iPod touch (that he hasn’t put down) & snowmobile gear
breakfast waffles, bacon, and eggs
wii new games that we can't get enough of
nap much needed
blogging so much to catch you all up on
dinner so stinkin good. my mom is the best cook!
nephews just walked in the door G2G
Our first Christmas as a married couple was perfect. We are headed to Prairie City tomorrow to spend time with Jeff's Grandparents and cousins. He is so excited to feed cows with his Grandpa. After that we are heading to McCall, ID for my families annual snowmobiling trip. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year.
Christmas Morning with our matching Klim Jackets from my parents. Thanks Mom & Dad!
Christmas Eve @ The Paramore's.

The Whole Gang - Missionaries, Cary's, Paramore's, Root's & Sanders

Thanksgiving pictures under the tree.

Our Farm House

Jeff has been renting a house right down the road from my parents for a little over a year now. It is an old farm house and we absolutely love it! There are many perks to living out of town, but some of our favorites are: it only takes Jeff 2 minutes to get to work, our nearest neighbor is at least a mile away, and we live right down the road from my parents. So when Jeff gets sick of my cooking he can run to my mom :]

We came home from our honeymoon on Tuesday night to a house full of gifts. We opened them up together that night, and then Jeff headed back to work first thing Wednesday morning leaving me to put the house together. The upstairs is still “under construction” I’m hoping to finish it next week, but the downstairs is done. We got so many wonderful gifts for our wedding. Thank you everyone, we appreciate it all so much! Here is our house…


Our Bedroom


First Christmas Tree


Thursday, December 3, 2009

Time for an update!!!

Design Team - I am officially a junior at Phagan’s Cosmetology College!!! 850 hours to go! Once you become a junior you are eligible to try out for the design team. Design team consists of 7 individuals that wear shiny aprons that don’t have to consult with the educators and that stay rather busy. I hadn’t planned on trying out because of everything going on right now, but my cousin needed her hair done, so I thought what the heck! We took her from dark brown to blonde. It turned out great, so great that I made the team :] Thanks Kels!

The Move
– The weekend before Thanksgiving Jeff made another trip over the pass, but this time with a trailer to move most of my stuff home. I still have 4 months of school left, but I was ready for everything to be home. The house in Corvallis has been a family storage unit for Skye, Sabrina, and I as we have transitioned from one stage of our lives to another. Needless to say there were all kinds of things in the garage that we had forgotten all about! We filled the trailer full and then headed for home. It took me a good week to go through everything and get it all put away. Our house is looking more and more like a home every day. We can’t wait for you to come and visit!

– We spent Thanksgiving in Prineville with Jeff’s family this year. It was a quick trip, and I was sick with strep throat for most of it, but we’re glad we went. We spent part of the day at his mom’s house, and part of the day at his aunt and uncle’s house. One of my best friends is actually one of Jeff’s cousins. She goes to school in Idaho and we hardly ever get to see each other. She spent Thanksgiving in Prineville too, and we had so much fun catching up. We went to New Moon with all of his cousins on Thanksgiving night and had a great time! It was the first holiday I had ever spent away from my family. Being the homebody that I am, I had a really hard time, but we got through it. Thank goodness for cell phones! All in all it was a great Thanksgiving. I wish we had pictures to post, but being the organized people that we are we remembered the camera, the charger, but no CIM card. Maybe next year!

Bachelor Party– Nathan and Wyatt (2 of Jeff’s groomsman) took him to a Sara Evans concert in Boise on Sunday night. Nathan has some connections in the country music industry and was able to get them front row seats. They had a ton of fun! Jeff took the camera, and supposedly got some good pictures. I’ll post some when I get home. Thanks Nathan and Wyatt!

Wedding - 8 days! Everything is starting to come together. My sisters and I did all the programs last weekend, the young women did all the favors last night for mutual, and my mom has been working nonstop. Thanks Mom… you’re the best! My last day of school was today. Such a relief! I met with the realtor tonight. Hopefully we get some offers soon! I’m headed out first thing in the morning so I can meet Jeff at the court house before 4 o’clock to apply for our marriage license. It is going to be a busy week, but we can’t wait to see how it all turns out!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

State Volleyball Tournament

My little sister Shelby played in the State Volleyball Tournament in Eugene this weekend. They place 5th overall. Everyone except Kevin (Sabrina’s husband) was able to come down and watch her play. Great job Shelby!!

Saturday, October 31, 2009


Jeff came down with a nasty throat infection this week, so instead of doing absolutely nothing for Halloween I took Sayge and Shaylee trick-or-treating. They were poodle girls and looked super cute. Sayge is really shy and couldn’t quite bring herself to say trick-or-treat, but luckily she had loud mouth Shaylee with her to take care of all the talking :] After their baskets got too heavy to carry we met Jeff at the Apple Peddler for dinner. They had bean burritos and informed Jeff and I that it is their new favorite food. Happy Halloween!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Sunday School Teachers

Jeff and I were called to be the 14 and 15 year old Sunday School Teachers in the Burns Ward a few Sundays ago. There is about 6 kids in our class, one of them being my little sister Sheyanne. We had a hard time tracking down a manual so the first week consisted of hangman, charades, and the new era. Today we gave an actual lesson, and as far as we’re concerned it went great! They all love Jeff because he brings them large amounts of candy… imagine that :]

Friday, October 23, 2009

Shaylee's Harvest Party

Today was Shay’s Harvest Party at school. Mom is still pretty sick, so I went with her and took some pictures. We went on a hayride to a pumpkin patch (AKA the Withee’s front yard) and had a great time! Oh to be a 4 year old again…

Carter and Shaylee on the hayride.
Searching for the perfect pumpkin...

The Class

Shay and I at her Harvest Party.

Never a dull moment with Shaylee around!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

We're officially bloggers!!

My mom and sisters informed me a few weeks ago that blogging is the thing to do when you are married… we’re not getting married for 6 more weeks, but I thought I would give it a try. I’m HORRIBLE at keeping a journal, so hopefully I will be a little more successful at this :]

Mom came down with the Swine Flu on Sunday, so I am in Burns this week taking care of the girls. For those of you that know me well know that homemaking is not my strong point. Jeff, Dad, Skye, Sabrina, and Shelby call every few hours to make sure everyone is still alive and the house is still standing. haha They are quite impressed with the progress I am making! My days have been filled with taking and picking up the girls from school, making beds, laundry, cartoons, cooking dinner, dishes, playing with Shaylee, and DISINFECTING everything in sight! Tomorrow there is harvest parties, tap dance, and whatever else Shaylee throws my way. She informed me yesterday when I picked her up from school that I better hurry up and go get her some french fries, because people die if they don’t eat french fries. She is quite the character! Overall it has been a nice break from school and fun spending time with Jeff and my family.

Jeff has exactly 2 days of haying season left! It just started raining though, so who knows how that will turn out :] He is going to miss baling hay, but is excited to have a few weekends a month off. We have been spending a lot of time working on the house the last few weekends. It is looking so good! Him and our friend Nate winterized everything on Sunday night, it was quite the process, but he is relieved to have it done for another year. He has spent a lot of time over at my parents house with me and the little girls this week. The little girls love him! They walk around the house calling him Jeffrey. He taught Shaylee how to play the wii the other night, and you would have thought he gave her a million bucks.

Overall we’re hoping that mom gets better soon… the entire ranch doesn’t get swine flu… and that it will stop raining long enough to get 2 more pivots baled! Have a great week!!