Weekends

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We’ve had weeks of gorgeous spring weather around here and then when Saturday came, Β it was pouring rain. I was just planning on sitting on the couch all day but luckily I have a husband who is always up for something fun!

Trent’s brother in law asked him to take care of a this darling jeep that he was gifting to his wife for Mothers Day and boy did we take care of it. πŸ˜‰ (Don’t worry, we had complete permission to take it up in the mountains and we gave the car a solid wash when we were done, I promise!)

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We went up to Saratoga Springs and cruised through the mountains all afternoon. It was a complete blast! They have tons of trails weaving all through the mountains for four wheelers, side by sides and little red jeeps.

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I am so grateful for Trent and the wonderful adventure we call life. I have 10 days left of school and although I’m going to miss the little kiddos I teach, I can’t wait to have more time with Trent. This has been an exhausting school year for me and I’m excited to actually have more energy to be able to do things with T. This summer we have some fun things planned and I can’t wait, but until then, here’s to rainy weekend adventures!

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Birthday Adventures

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Sometimes I’m a little reluctant to join Trent on his adventures. I worry about all the things I probably should be doing or I get a little nervous because I’m just not as brave as he is. Trent sometimes has to really talk me into these things. However, I am always so grateful that I went once we’ve gone. I love the car rides traveling to and from our destination, I love the wonderful conversations Trent and I have, I love the gorgeous views we stumble across and I simply love being with Trent. Every adventure we go on brings us closer and closer together and I couldn’t be more grateful.

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This Saturday we went and explored Guardsman Pass up Big Cottonwood Canyon. The snow really hasn’t been great this year but we’re trying to make the most of it. We explored the trails, found big clearings to play in and had so much fun! There are so many gorgeous cabins up there and the scenery was spectacular.

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I’m not very good on a snowmobile but I’ve loved learning more and more with Trent as we go more often. He is incredible on those things and they mostly scare me to death. It’s fun to have a way to travel to unknown spots in the mountains and explore places no one else has been. I’m hoping for one more big snow storm this year so that we can go at least a couple more times before the season is over.

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It was Trent’s birthday on Friday and this adventure was part of the celebratory weekend. I’m so grateful to have such a wonderful husband who is always finding the fun and the good in life!

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Happy Birthday Sweetheart!

Cheers to Fall

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Fall this year in Utah has been absolutely gorgeous! It’s been warm, sunny and the leaves are absolutely breathtaking. I’ve always loved Fall for the changes that it represents. The year moves along so fast when the leaves start to change and the weather cools down. It’s time to prepare for the winter, time to make wonderful memories and time for lots and lots of adventures.

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The Way of the Wards is officially a year old! How crazy is that? I was looking back through all my old posts and it’s fun to see how much we experienced last year and how much we continue to experience each and every day. Life is a glorious adventure.

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A couple weekends ago, Trent and I took off into the mountain on our little dirt bikes. I crashed, Trent rescued me, we rode together and simply enjoyed the beauty that surrounded us. We are so lucky. Of course there are good days and bad days, but the good days always seem to blur out the bad and each new day holds endless possibilities. Cheers to Fall, to adventures and to the beauty that surrounds each and every one of us.

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Its been a minute…

Hello there!

Like I said, it’s been a tad busy around here but I’m so glad to be able to find some time to jump on this space. It’s so much fun to interact with everyone and share a little bit about what’s going on in our little life.

This past summer was amazing and like summers usually do, it went by much too fast. We ended our summer with a trip to California with Trent’s family. This is the third year we’ve been back there with his family and it is such a wonderful trip. We rented a cute house on the beach and spent our days playing in the sun, swimming, exploring New Port Beach and spending time with Trent’s darling family. Trent was especially fond of this trip because he was able to go spear fishing. He already told me that our next big trip has to include a spear fishing adventure, he loves it.

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This Albion Fit suit was definitely a favorite from this summer

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After we got back from California, I jumped right into school. I am officially a 5th grade teacher, can you believe it!? My days are full of 29 kiddos that I absolutely adore and endless learning experiences. I am exhausted all the time but loving my job. Trent is going to school full time up at the University of Utah studying pre-med which also makes hime quite busy. He is taking Anatomy right now which is hard but he loves it! I’m so proud of all he’s doing and for the record he got an A on his last test πŸ˜‰ It’s my job to brag. It’s been hard adjusting to me working full time and Trent taking some harder classes. I’ve had my fair share of meltdowns and Trent’s been amazing during everything. Changes in the rhythm of life are sometimes tricky but I’ve also noticed that they are here to remind us of the things that matter most.

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We try to fill up any spare moments we have with each other and luckily we’ve still been able to go on our fair share of adventures since school began. We got to go to the Lady Antebellum concert with a co-worker of mine and it was the best concert I’ve ever been to. Nothing beats warm summer nights and dancing to country music. We were also able to spend a weekend up in Midway, go boating with my family and adventure out on a fun backpacking trip with my sisters and some friends. Trent and I pretty much froze to death in our hammocks but it was totally worth it…

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All in all, things are going great around here. Life is a complete adventure with its ups and downs and everything in between. We love each and every one of you and are so grateful for all of your support.

Love,

The Wards

Summer

Summer is here! Hooray! There is nothing I love more than being able to be outside on warm summer nights. It brings a whole new meaning to the word happy. This summer is a crazy one filled with summer school, working, trips, family events and so much more. It’s going to go by much faster than I would like so I’m soaking up every minute I can. Trent and I have been able to go up Big Cottonwood canyon and do some climbing with his family and it’s been wonderful to sit in the gorgeous canyon and enjoy Utah. Don’t get me wrong, I love climbing, but I’m still getting used to being up so high and the feeling of imminent death…so, this last time we went climbing I just watched. It was so much fun to hang out with Trent and his brother and watch all the other climbers going up and down. Climbing is an art and I feel like I gain a greater appreciation for it every time I’m around it. The night was perfect and I felt so blessed to be surrounded by such beauty.

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Trent and I are gearing up to move this week and although there are a lot of decisions to make and it can be a bit stressful, I’m so grateful I’m going through it all with him. We’ve been married for almost a year now and I can’t believe how fast time has gone by. It’s amazing to look back and think of all the things we done, all the bumps in the road we’ve worked through, and all the wonderful, joyous times we’ve experienced together. Everyday isn’t perfect but I’m grateful that I have someone that will never give up on me. I love you T.

Here’s to a summer full of warm nights, numerous adventures, and memories in the making.

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