Saturday, January 16, 2010

Olympic Trials in Deer Valley

This weekend was definitely awesome!! Karee and Josh and invited me, Brad, Bryce and Bryce's friend to come up to Deer Valley to see some Olympic Trial Events. Deer Valley is so pretty! It is basically the same area as Park City. It would definitely be sweet to have a condo there! Anywho, we watched some Olympic Freestyle Aerial Events. The event we watched was actually a qualifier for the Olympic games. There were 12 girls and 12 guys, and the top three from each group won money and plaques and also a spot on their respective countries' Olympic Teams. It was really fun, and really cold!!

Brad and I in front of the Aerial Event before it started. We had to trudge up a huge mountain to get there! It was crazy, but definitely fun to slide down at the end!

Before the event, they had skiers trudge down the slope to prep it for landing. They also spread pine needles across the landing area so the fliers could spot their landing from sixty feet in the air! It was so high!
Karee and Josh enjoying the view as well :)

This was after the event, but we had so much fun! There was music and fireworks after. Josh and I were trying to teach Karee and Brad to dance, with no avail.

This is the Mogul Slope. It was right next to the aerial slope. On this, skiers bump up and down on the large bumps in the snow. We didn't get to watch this, but the slope was cool to see!

Of course, I couldn't leave without taking some AWESOME videos of the skiers as they jumped. The ones with the yellow bibs are ranked #1 in the world, men and womens. The girl who was actually wasn't #1, which was pretty cool. The #1 girl was from China, and I don't remember the guy. He did win though. Enjoy the videos! It will almost seem like you were there :)

The video above is the best aerialist in the World! She is from China, and she flew just as high as the men! It was ridiculous!

Pretty sweet huh? I don't know how you get into this sport, but its pretty awesome! Man, i wish i went to BYU during the Salt Lake Olympics!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Oh the Christmas Holiday

This year, Christmas was a bit different for me. Bradley and I went to his family's house up in Rupert, Idaho. I must admit, I was a little sad to not be spending any time with my family, and also sad that I wouldn't be visiting Virginia at all. But Brad's family definitely made me feel welcome, and we had a really fun break.

Before break started, however, life was pretty hectic! We had a week full of finals, studying, and tying up all loose ends. I had a heck of a time trying to get all my studying in...just look at all of the notecards I made!!

I was definitely super excited when my last final was over, even though it was at 7:00 IN THE MORNING!!! That definitely made it more tough. However, finishing finals made the excitement for break that much bigger!

Right before Christmas Break, Brad and I even found time to have a small Christmas party with our friends at our apartment. We had a few treats, a few Christmas decorations, and a few good friends to celebrate. Even in busy times, Brad and I find time to party and have good times with friends!

Brad playing the Wii with Karee and Josh.

Our very first Christmas Tree! It is snowflake themed! Thanks Mamma Bell :)

Some nice decorations from Target; you can't go wrong with decor from Target! Erin will back me up on this :)

Some of the yummy Christmas treats!

Haha I had to add this picture of Bradley. This was after Sunday dinner with Jeff and Kathy. Brad is doing a rather awesome impression of a monkey with symbols! DANCE MONKEY DANCE! (Zoolander)

After we had our party and our finals, Brad and I spent good quality time with his family in Rupert. We had fun playing Hand and Foot, Dominos and a million other card games! We also saw Avatar in 3D! It was AWESOME! I was actually thinking that the movie was really stupid looking, but I was definitely proven wrong. We also had fun times playing basketball and stuff with the family. Kevin even shattered the backboard!! I have a picture of it, but for some reason its not working so I will try to add it later. I had fun getting to know Brad's older siblings a little better, and also playing with our nephews and playing in the snow. Here are some pics. Enjoy :)

Alyssa, Cory and Joshy on Christmas :)
Tate and Beau opening presents!

The Montgomery cousins visiting Grandpa at the hospital on Christmas Eve

Brad and our newest nephew, Baby Beau!

Kevin and Joshy taking a nap

Finally, Brad, Kevin and I had some fun playing in the snow on New Years Day. It was sad to leave Rupert and go back to school, but we are excited that Bradley is graduating this semester!

This is the same field that was a beautiful green color where we took pictures for our wedding. What a special day we will never forget, and I love Bradley even more after six whole months!

Happy New Year to all! :)

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Good ol'... Brad?

Just a quick video post before I take the time to make my Christmas post! Hope all is well with everyone.

I love my Bradley :)