Monday, August 17, 2015

working for the weekends.

Life lately has been all about working for the weekends. 
We've been lucky enough to spend a handful of weekends in Bear Lake, be part of a 30 hour bike ride from SLC to Vegas, celebrate a best friend's wedding, and get to Lake Powell. 

Bear Lake is Dan's favorite place in the world, so I have loved spending time up there with him and his family. They have spent countless hours playing in the sandbox as kids, reading books on the back porch, learning to waterski behind their boat, admiring the gorgeous sunsets, and stargazing under a breathtaking sky for most of their lives. Whenever I'm up there I really feel apart of the Jenson clan and I love it. I love being part of the new memories they're making. I know Bear Lake is going to be a big part of my life now, and I wouldn't want it any other way. 
The bike ride we did is called Saints to Sinners. And we really did ride our bikes from Salt Lake to Vegas in a day. Well, we each rode various legs from Salt Lake to Vegas. Saints to Sinners is a ride to raise ALS awareness. We were on team Creighton's Riders. Everyone on our team (about 80) were all there to support Creighton Rider himself, who is suffering from ALS, yet still comes every year and rides his bike with his sweet wife Lisa. We felt so honored to be apart of something so special. 
Sadie and Logan are married! It was the happiest day. They were just glowing. I loved seeing Sadie, who I have known for 20 years, look happier than I have ever seen her. Those two are the perfect match. I know I've only been married for two months, but I can already say it is the best life there is, and I'm so happy they get to experience it. 
Last weekend we shot down to Lake Powell for a quick few days with the Leishmans. And even though it rained the first day and we had a wind storm somewhere in the middle, it was a much needed, memorable, happy trip. The water was warm, the skiing was lovely, and as is always the case with Powell, we spent the days smiling and laughing. We were even gifted with a double rainbow after we'd spent an hour re-anchoring the houseboat on our windy afternoon. 
We're spoiled and are heading down to Powell again soon. I'm so excited it's hard to sit still. 

Eventually we'll spend a Saturday hanging pictures, making DI runs, and adding some much needed furniture to our house. But until then we'll be doing what we can to come up with more adventures. 

(kacey.ism 368)

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Happy Birthday USA

The (second) best day of the year is the 4th of July. 
**I say second because June 6th just got bumped into first place.
I love celebrating America more than I love celebrating my own birthday (and that's saying a lot).
Sun Valley does the fourth right. Well, I should say the Schneider's in Sun Valley do it right. 
We went running, rode our bikes, had a relay race that ended in a water fight, sat by the pool, and slack lined--all before 4pm I might add. 
That evening we hosted a big BBQ with wonderful friends and played our annual volleyball match. (Schneider's were victorious this year!) 
Dan and I are becoming quite the ice cream makers. It's been fun to provide everyone's favorite part of the meal, and have them like it! Phew. 
We ended our night by going to the ice show and enjoying their fireworks. 
We sang Yankee Doodle as we rode our scooters all the way home.

A friend reminded me that a year ago I said I would be married by the 4th of July, 2015. 
And I must say that looking over at my husband during those fireworks probably makes this the best 4th of July yet. 

(kacey.ism 367)

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Est. June 6, 2015

The Jensons
Est. June 6, 2015
We've been living in total bliss for 18 married days now.

Much much more to come....

(kacey.ism 366)

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Happy Birthday to Dan!

On Tuesday we celebrated my best friend's birthday.
Dan turned 26! 
I was so excited to celebrate him from sun up to sun down, and spoil him, and sing happy birthday to him, and make him the center of attention all day long (his least favorite place to be). 
I told him he better get used to it--I don't mess around when it comes to birthdays. 
We went to lunch, played a round of tennis that turned into a battle against the wind, opened presents, had dinner with his family, dessert with my family, and ended the night with a round of Mexican Train. I think it was a birthday well spent. 

I'm so grateful for that birthday boy. I love him for so many reasons. I love him because he's good, and kind, and loving, and fun, and because when he looks at me I know he loves me too. 
Today he turns 26, next year he turns 27, in ten years he turns 36, and in fifty years he'll turn 76. And the best part is I plan to be there with my arm around him, singing happy birthday in his ear for every single one. 

(kacey.ism 364)

Monday, April 27, 2015

40 days

F O R T Y  D A Y S

In forty days I get to call him my husband.
If this photo isn't proof, I have about 200 more from our engagements that prove I spend most of my time staring at him with hearts in my eyes. 
I can't help it. I'm not sorry for it. And I plan to continue to stare at him that way for the rest of my life. 

(kacey.ism 363)

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Palm Springs Please

Last week Dan and I broke our 200+ consecutive days in a row as he headed off to Mexico and I headed down to Palm Springs. 
It was a sunny, beautiful, much needed 4 days of relaxation, tennis, and time with my family. 
I love the BNP Paribas tennis tournament. You get to see the players up close and personal, and watch tennis under the hot Palm Springs sun. 
We saw a lot of tennis and came home with the tan lines to prove it. 
We also played some tennis, relaxed by the pool, and watched more tennis...The perfect Schneider weekend. 
It's always hard to come home from vacation, but having my fiancĂ©, who I had not seen for 9 days, pick me up from the airport made it well worth it. 
Until next time Palm Springs! 

(kacey.ism 362)

Sunday, March 1, 2015

You+Me Forever


Last Friday Dan and I went to play a round of tennis...something we like to do pretty regularly. 
We had finished the first set, and it was my serve. 
When I asked him to give me the tennis ball he pulled me onto the court, got down on one knee, and gave me a diamond ring instead. 
I can honestly say it was the happiest moment of my life thus far. 
Loving Dan has never been a choice for me, it's just always been the way it was going to be.
We often say that our hearts found each other before we did. It sounds cheesy, I know, but I think they were meant to be together. 
I feel truly blessed to love someone who loves me too, to want to make someone happy who wants to make me happy too, and to want to be with someone forever who wants forever with me too. 
June 6th you better hurry! Only 96 days to go!
(kacey.ism 361)