Sunday, January 31, 2010


Yesterday was a great day!! I haven't had a stress free, care free day in a while!! Sam and I were able to go out on a date, and it was an all day date!!We first went to the Oquirrh Temple and did a session there. Our goal is to someday do a session in all the Utah Temples, and hopefully before we have kids. Or at least get all the far away ones before then. So far all we have made is Bountiful, Salt Lake, Oquirrh, and St. George. As you can see, we have made but a little dent in our goal. But that is ok.

We then went to the aquarium. It was fun, but not worth the money. Still though, we had some adventures. For example,
We found Nemo. Apparently, he tired of ocean life and wanted to live a different life. What ever suits him. Also...
I kissed a frog. Now that was an awkward kiss with Sam watching and all.

For dinner that night we had some Subway coupons so we got our sandwiches to go, and came home and watched Evan Almighty. It was a fantastic day!!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

I could really use a coke...

But I can't have one. Why you ask? Because Sam and I had this hair-brained idea to go the whole month of January with out soda. As good of an idea as it is, right now I'm really craving the sweet, bubbly, empty-calorie tastiness of not just coke, but most sodas. Question is, can we make it this month? I do think so. I'm determined to actually. I will do it.

Wish me luck.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Vegas Wedding

My best friend got married this last weekend and i was her Matron of Honor. Her and her husband Justin were sealed in the Las Vegas Temple on January 2, 2010. Sam and I were able to go to the sealing. It was so great!! A temple marriage is so sacred and beautiful. Mel was just glowing and the smile never left her face. She looked so beautiful too!!

Mel and I met at SUU. We both had missionary's out and became close because of that. We both knew how each other felt, and comforted each other. We both married our missionaries, even though some people said we wouldn't. Suckas!! Look at us now!!

Bye Bye 2009

I cannot believe it is already 2010, a new decade. Time just goes by so fast!! 2009 was a great year, and some wonderful things happened. Here are just some of the great things that happened to our little Tappana Family in 2009.

1. We survived our 2 year and 8 month long distance relationship. Two years Sam was in Nashville on his mission, and then when he got home for 8 months I was finishing up at SUU. It was hard, but so worth it in the end.

2. I graduated in May with my Associates from SUU.

3. I got my job back at my old work. SCORE!!

4. On May 9 I was able to go through the Temple for the first time. It was such a wonderful experience to be there with my family and my husband to be. I love the Temple!!

5. On May 16, Sam and I were sealed for Time and ALL Eternity!! Best day of my life. Words cannot describe how wonderful that day was.

6. We had a summer of Fun at Lagoon. It's what fun is.

7. Sam lost his job in July, then in September he was able to find a great job at a hotel. The only draw back was him working weekends, especially Sunday's, but it was a blessing none the less. However, just a few weeks ago he found out he got another job at DMBA! Prayers really are answered!!

8.Sam started school at LDSBC. Its way closer to our place than SLCC so we save a lot of gas!

9. We went on a few trips this summer. We had a romantic honeymoon in St. George, and later in the summer my family was able to go down for a fun relaxing weekend. We also had a fun camping trip in the Spruces with my family. Lastly, in October we were able to go down to Cedar City for Homecoming and we had a fun friend reunion.

10. We had a really great Holiday season this year and made new memories!

I am excited to start 2010. We have made goals individually and as a couple. Working together to accomplish things will be something that will bring us together. I'm excited for the upcoming year.

Happy New Year!!