Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Coming soon...

Pictures! So we have been home for about 2 weeks now and I still haven't posted pictures of Europe. Sorry, those who have asked! I promise I took pictures. Infact, that is the problem. We took over 700, so I am in the process of going through them all and narrowing that down some. I will get some posted soon, but for now I will let you know that our trip was absolutely amazing! Some of my highlights were:

* Seeing the real Swiss Alps (the Matterhorn, Mt. Blanc, etc...) They are stunning.
* Exploring castles (aging back to 1100, unreal!)
* Skiing in Chamonix, France (True extreme skiing! Pics coming!)
* Beautiful swiss chalets
* Swiss chocolate and yogurt
* Roman Ruins in Italy
* Cobblestone streets and incredible cathedrals
* Gourmet food
* Markets
* Staying in Torgon (an adventure, that is for sure!)
* Swiss culture...they are very neat and orderly. Every wood pile is a work of art! They build cities on mountains you wouldn't even believe and tunnels through anything. They are amazing.
* And last but not least... Spending time with mom and dad. They were a blast to travel with!

So after that adventure, we are back at it working on the house and going to work each day. I can't believe we have been there for 2 months now. Things are starting to feel more like home and we have made some progress. I really want summer, but at the same time I still want snow on the ground because we have a lot of work to do in our yard, which we just don't have a lot of time for at the moment. But the kitchen is getting very close to being done and it looks great. Todd is amazing. After a full day of work he comes home and starts working again. He has really done a lot of it all on his own and I love how it has turned out. I am tempted not to post pictures of the house, because we would love some visitors! It was great to have Seth, Lindsey and their sweet baby Rae on Saturday. Thanks for coming by, it was so good to see you! If you are ever around Oakley, make sure to call!


R. Jordan & Whitney Layne said...

Annie!! How fun! Im excited to see your pics! and guess what? me and whit are going to Kamas tomorrow. Maybe i can get her to stop by your place so i can check it out and say hi!

made sweet said...

the trip sounds AMAZING!!! i want to come see your place....good old Oakley.

Beckstrom Bunch said...

I can't wait to see those Switzerland pictures...and I want to see the house too!

Harries Family said...

I am so excited for you both on your upcoming addition to your family. You will love being parents, even when there's 2 of them. I am so excited for you!!!

Keenanonie said...

You make me nostalgic for my mission! Love that European feel so much. Sorry you had to settle for Swiss chocolate. ;)

If I read the previous comment correctly, you must be expecting! True? I didn't know! If so, congrats!! :) :) :) :) :)

WHIT said...

STOP THE BUS!!!! Are you pregnant?!?!?! Oh my hell!!! Sorry for the language, but I am in complete shock. Maybe the Harries Family meant something else when they said they are excited for the upcoming addition to the family, but to me it sounds like you're having twins. Wow, we need to talk girl!!!!
I really, really, really want to come up to Oakley ASAP. The soonest that will be is the end of May, but lets make plans, yeah?
I have to tell you too, Megan is so jealous of you. You have a house, and you went to Europe. Ha ha ha, she can't believe you're our little cousin. Love you tons.
And Todd, I laugh just thinking about you. You're the bomb. Hope to see you two soon.