Tuesday, April 26, 2011


We have been home in southern california for about a week,
 and we have been enjoying every second of it.

Its so fun to be at home with family, watching movies, swimming in the pool...
and of course going to the beach every chance we get.

We have had so much fun hanging out on the sand with Eric, Ari and the Lindahls,
and surfing yesterday with Britt and Jarms.

There is just nothing better than relaxing on the beach all day,
 while watching my hubby do what what he loves.

P.s. Please forgive my pictures being everywhere except for where they should be...
I'm still figuring this whole blog thing out.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Better late than never!

We finally got to go on our HONEYMOON
...all thanks to my Aunt Natalie! 

Dinner at Longboards


New shoes. 
I think I even like them better than vans.
No joke.

Shave Ice with ice cream!

Bubba Gump Shrimp.

Ferry to Lanai,
...we even saw a whale!

He's professional.

Beautiful Lanai

Dinner with Sister Young at Hula Grill


Snorkeling at Black Rock

Maui was beautiful,
and I loved being in paradise with my main man.
But what makes me even happier is waking up and seeing his sweet face each and every morning.
I'm the luckiest girl in the world,
to be married to such and incredible man.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Pack, Pack, Packing

I feel like all i do is pack.
We started packing on MONDAY and sadly just finished TODAY...
(all thanks to nicole and eric for their help)

And wanna know the funniest part?
It just hit me today that I am going to be unpacking it all in about a month.
Weird how I hadn't put that together yet right?

But don't feel too bad for us... 
Cuz these Hyder's will be on a plane to Maui in 2 short days.
Staying at this Hotel,
and laying on this exact beach.

So tonight after we packed up everything and put it in our storage unit,
we remembered we had to put our ultra sensitive smoke alarm back on the ceiling.
BUT, we didn't have any chairs left in our apartment 

so that is what we came up with...
And after we set him down I said "for a skinny guy you aren't exactly light weight"
He then informed me that just this semester his biceps are 2 inches bigger and his quads are 1/2 bigger.
So he defiantly NOT just skin and bones,

He's a stud.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Coconut Macaroons... anyone????

Ari, Hannah and I made coconut maccaroons today!

Is your mouth watering yet?
Cuz it should be.

Here. It. Goes.


1 1/3 cups flaked coconut
1/3 cup sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 egg whites
½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Step 1 
Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees. In a small bowl mix together coconut, sugar, flour, and salt. Stir in egg whites and vanilla extract. Mix well.
Step 2 
Grease a baking sheet and drop mixture by the rounded teaspoon onto the baking sheet.
Step 3
Bake at 325 degrees for 18-20 minutes. Allow to cool.


A little chocolate drizzle never hurt anyone, right?

We undercooked our a bit,
 but if you cook them a little longer they will look like these babies...

p.s. this recipe only made a dozen!

Yep, i'm 21.

Saturday was my 21st birthday...
And it couldn't have been better!
We started the day with some fresh doughnuts that were seriously BOMB.

Then Ari, Hannah and I,  oh and yes... even Andrew went to get pedicures.
Next we went to mall and I was lucky enough to get a few little things before heading over to the best thing in Idaho...


My beautiful Hyder sisters.

mmm mmm mmm!
It was absolutely divine in every way possible.

...we ate almost every single thing on the table.

Eric, Ari and Hannah even got food babies.

But I'm thinking Hannah's might be a real baby...
I guess what happens in Arizona doesn't stay in Arizona.
Right ted?