Monday, October 31, 2011

BYU Football

This has been a pretty exciting season of Cougar football! Michael and I purchased sports passes, which get us tickets to each home football game and into most of the other sports at BYU. We love BYU sports and it has been so fun to be able to go to the football games! Mitch and Marlies also bought passes with us and it has been so much fun having them at the games too! 

It hasn't been the most successful season, but there have been some exciting games, a quarterback controversy, and we have a winning season so far! 
Go Cougs!! 

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Michael Turns 23!

Michael is now 23 years old - that seems so old to me, for some reason! We celebrated with cinnamon rolls for breakfast, a few classes, a decorated apartment, golf with his dad, chicken pillows for dinner, and the Woodheads came over to have cake! 

The birthday boy would not pose for a normal this is as good as it gets

He also blew the candles out too fast to take a picture - like way too fast! 

Michael got some new clothes, new shoes, a cool BYU jacket, a warm winter/ski coat, and some of the treats that he loves from the grocery store (Mountain Dew, fruit snacks, Star Crunch, Powerade, and Toaster Strudels). I would say the day was a success! 
I am especially grateful that Michael was born - he is such a sweet husband and is such a fun guy to have around! 

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Stewart Falls

We decided to take advantage of the beautiful fall leaves and perfect weather and do something outdoors. Stewart Falls is a pretty easy hike up Provo Canyon and it ends at a beautiful waterfall. I think fall might be my favorite time of year - I love the crispness of the air, the crunch of the leaves, and the feeling that the holidays are coming! 

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Sheepish Lions

The Lambert cousins in Provo got together this year to play on an intramural kickball team. We were called "Sheepish Lions" - like Lambert the Sheepish Lion cartoon, get it? It was so much fun to see everyone on a weekly basis! Sadly we lost in the tournament, but we had some fun times and lots of laughs through the season! Thanks to Mel and Dave for putting it all together! Michael and I definately hope we can play on another team soon!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

General Conference - Oct. 2011

I love General Conference!! It is really is one of my favorite times of the year - it is such a cozy, fun, and uplifting time! This Conference was no exception. 

The week started the weekend before when Jane Anne, Grandma G., Marie, Marlies, and I went to the General Relief Society meeting. It was so wonderful! We had great seats thanks to Grandma G.'s connections and years of service, and we had a great time being with the girls! 

As I sat in the Conference Center with the thousands of other ladies, I realized how much I truly love Relief Society! It is such an amazing organization and I am proud to be a member - it makes me want to be a better person and it only causes good in the world. My favorite talk from the night was given by President Uchtdorf. He talked about the forget me not flower, which has five petals and related that to five things that women should always remember. 

1. I must be patient and compassionate with myself.
2. Some sacrifices are better than others.
3. I need not wait for a "golden ticket" to be happy.
4. The "why" of the gospel of Jesus Christ will inspire and uplift me.
5. Heavenly Father knows, loves, and cherishes me. 

After leaving the meeting, we went to dinner as a group. It was so fun to chat and we could not stop laughing! I feel SO lucky and blessed to have married into such an accepting and inclusive group of ladies. Love them all!! 

The next weekend was "real" General Conference. Michael and I enjoyed most of the sessions in our new little apartment. We continued the Lambert tradition of making monkey bread for breakfast! We went to the Woodhead's for the Sunday afternoon session and the usual family dinner - it was fun, funny, and memorable as always!  

Saturday night, while Michael was at Priesthood, I went to dinner with my friends Anne and Taryn. It was so fun to spend some time with the girls and to catch up with them! 

Michael came home from Priesthood and fixed himself one of his favorite meals...chicken nuggets! He is so funny! I always joke that he loves little kid food, but it is kinda true: the nuggets, taquitos, gushers, hostess desserts, etc. etc. :)