Thursday, October 21, 2010

New York City, baby!

The Big Apple, America's Mecca, Gotham, The Capital of the World, The Greatest Vacation Spot, are all nicknames of the greatest place on earth..New York City! I love the big city! I love how busy, exciting and divers it is. I had been there 2 times before; once with my mom and sisters, then another time with my good friend Janna Mills. Although I had been there twice, it still isn't enough. Brandon, on the other hand, had never been there! Well, he's been to the airport and cities in the suburb, but never the city! So, Bran and I love to travel! Every 6 months we try to go somewhere together..this time it was to New York! It was perfect timing. It was my fall break, great ending to the soccer season, and a good way start for Brandon's crazy time at work. Here are the fun things from our trip!
You know how in movies they always almost miss their flight and end up running on the plane as they're closing the doors? Well, that was us! We left Wednesday morning with plenty of time. When we got to the airport we parked our car and waited, and waiting, and waiting....and waited for the shuttle bus to come pick us up. We seriously waited for the bus for over 20 minutes! By the time we got to the Delta terminal, our plane was leaving in 25 minutes! They usually recommend you get there an hour before you plane takes off. Brandon and I didn't check in online the night before, so we had to go to the agent and print off our tickets. When we got there she told us that our seats have been given away! We were sick. Luckily they had two open seats in the emergency isle. After we got our tickets we ran over to security, only to find the worlds longest line! Luckily, Brandon has special privileges and we were able to go right through the line! After security we only had 10 minutes till our plane took off..We booked it! I've never ran so hard in a public place in my life.
When we got to NY Brandon and I had the most anticipated event of our rtip..The New York Knicks/Boston Celtics basketball game in Madison Square Garden!! It was was SWEET! You know, we only hung out with KG, Paul Pierce, Ray Allen, RaJon Rondo, Shaq, and Amare Stoudemire in down town NY. The game was intense! The Celtics were down the entire game and came back to win with 30 seconds left..Couldn't ask for a better game!
The second day we went to F.A.O Shwartz Toy Store, Top of the Rock, 5th avenue, then ate at New York's "Famous" places to eat. F.A.O. Shwartz was incredible! It's exactly how you would picture if from Home Alone. The one bad thing about it...The giant Piano really isn't that big. I was so excited to go play it, and was so disappointed! The good thing, Brandon and I gave our good imaginary friend William a body! Brandon does this funny frog voice that has turned into an actual character at our house. At F.A.O. Shwartz they had a "Build your own Muppet" workshop; so, we created William! The Top of the Rock was incredible! It is such a great view of the entire city, we loved it! Then on 5th avenue our favorite thing was the NBA store. I think that one is self explanatory why we loved it so much!

Us at Lombardi's Pizzzzza!
William lovin' the city!
The Family with newly adopted son, William.
Brandon and the Big City!
Bran and I at the Top of the Rock.

Me and Dwight doin' our thing!
Real Men!
Disappointing, right?
Some of the other things we did that we loved were: Going to the temple, Central Park, Metropolitan Museum, Natural History Museum, Dog Show, Time Square, Canal Street, Subway Rides, Ground Zero, Wall Street, and New York Knicks/Wizards basketball game! I'm sick of here's pictures. We all like looking at pictures more than reading anyway!
Me and Ruthie walkin' like Egyptians at the Met..It's tradition ;)
Bathezduh(however the heck you spell it) Fountain in Central Park!
The Gang! Ruthie, Me, Aunt Marc, and Brando.
We got our moneys worth..Tired every single night!

What? They have Gansta's all over in the city. Even their dogs are Gangsta's! What'd you expect?
Jake got jealous when I took pictures of other dogs.
Time Square, baby!
Craziest block in the world!!
They call this art?! I call this paying a psycho for being a psycho!!!

Fountain at the Lincoln Center...Right across the street from my Aunts!
We Love Basketball. Duh.
Swimmin with the Whale at Natural History Museum.No, I didn't see Sacajawea or Dum Dum. :(
I ain't scuuurd!
He is one with the bears.
"Ohhhh Caitlin." said Ruthie.
Brandon totally beat the mother of our country in a staring contest! Can you husband do that?!
City Skyline at Lady Liberty.
Then we starting singing God Bless America.. It was beautiful.
So, there is our trip for ya! We had a blast. We love ourAunt Marc and love our Ruthie; especially the fact that Ruthie can keep Marc in line!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Every Mile a Memory.

Wow. I'm officially a blogger. Ok, I might not be..seeing that I've already tried this whole "Blogging" thing once. So wish me luck, and keep sending good vibes that I can be true to my blogging.A little update on whats going on in our lives. Brandon has officially m
oved his business out of our spare bedroom and to a real office. He has two incredible, hard working employees that keep the business as smooth as butter! He'd hate it if he knew I just refered to his employees at butter-but hey, that's a risk we're willing to take. He has ventured out past the CTR business and is now selling Purity Rings (more less christian CTR ring), LDS art, LDS statues, and pretty much everything LDS. I'm pretty dang lucky to have such a hard working husband. He is the most determined person I've ever met. He's such a good example.
As for me..I'm the luckiest person in the entire world! I get to coach soccer for a living! It is a dream come true. I have been coaching for about 3 years, then was lucky enough to get the PGHS womens soccer head coaching job and I LOVE IT! Every single day of it is absolutely incredible. I work everyday with some of the most incredi
ble girls I've ever met. Its pretty demanding as far as time, but I sure can't complain. Not only are these girls incredible ladies, but the freakin rock at soccer as well! As well as coaching I'm going to school full time. Ok, school-not my favorite but it has to be done. It's weird, I've never liked school, but you always feel so accomplished after. So, I guess it's worth it.

My girls! :)
Exciting things to come...Brandon and I are going to NYC! Yeah baby! I'll blog about that later. ;)

Thursday, July 2, 2009

.*hOw iT aLL bEgAn*.

September 21, 1998 was the best day of our lives. That was the day when a little “wanna be boy” walked into the Orem Rec Center. There he was; a boy with brown hair, brown eyes, big ears and he could also dunk it! Now, some don’t believe in love at first sight, but being 8 years old, I would dare say that I fell in love with the 15 year old standing behind the counter! OK, you’re right, that’s not what happened. Well Sort of. When I (Caitlin) was a little girl I was a Gym Rat! I spent most of my days at the Orem Rec Center from 8 in the morning till 10 at night! Being there so much I met an employee (Aubrey) that became my little buddy, ok I was her little buddy. After a while her little brother (Brandon) started working there, I don’t remember much of him other than he could dunk it, and he burnt me an Outkast CD when I was 8. Yes, he burnt me and Outkast parental advisory CD when I was EIGHT. But we don’t judge right? It soon came the time where Aubrey went off to college, Brandon went to serve the Lord in Madrid, and I…graduated elementary school! When those milestones came in our life, we had to part! Ten years later, playing basketball for MVHS we went to play the Dons over at Spanish Fork. Sitting during the JV game I saw this girl that I couldn’t put a name to. Then it hit me! It was Aubrey! She looked the same, I’m sure I didn’t! I ended up getting Brandon’s number from her and sent him over a text! It was a little weird seeing that I was still in high school, and he was off his mission, and living on his own! After I graduated we “hung out” It wasn’t a date, I was still under age! At the time I was commited to go play soccer and basketball up in Idaho, so we tried to keep it casual. After a couple weeks, I knew that I needed to stay here in Utah. He was the reason!! So we “hung out” for the first time on June 5th, and have been together ever since!