Wednesday, December 03, 2008

But Who's Counting?!

It is 16 days, 1 hour, 11 minutes and 27 seconds until Friday, December 19, 2008 at 11:00:00 AM (Salt Lake City time)

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Options, Options and More Options

Well even more options have arrived for your enjoyment. We had some more engagement pictures taken here in Utah and have them up online for all of you to see. After entering the SITE just click on CLIENTS and enter the password: Spencer. Perhaps we'll just send a little business card with a link on it as oppose to a picture?

Oh, and don't mind this deadly attractive picture of my younger brother Nathan. It's from when we were in Florida this summer-- actually right after the locals told us to get out of the water because of the "Night Sharks". I just hate it when a post doesn't come with a picture...

Friday, October 03, 2008

Engagement Pictures

Spencer and I have been busy with making plenty of decisions regarding the wedding... maybe a few of you can help us out with this one... We're trying to decide which picture to send out with our invitations...
Picture A
Picture B
Picture CPicture D
Keep in mind there is always PHOTOSHOP. We could always remove the logos from our clothing and remove a few loose hairs here and there... If you didn't like any of the possible picks above, you could also take a look at some of our other options. We are also scheduled to take another bunch of photos later this month, but based on your reviews we might just go with any of the 4 options above.
This is such a big decision to make, for someone very indecisive like myself. For some people this will be the only picture they'll ever see of you and your future spouse. For others this is the first picture they have seen of you in perhaps 10 years. You want the picture to show the best of all three parties. Me, Spencer, and the Ring... hahaha Ok maybe not the ring. Sometimes those pictures are cheeseballish. So enlighten me with your opinions of engagement pictures. The ones on the website happen to be numbered so be sure to let me know your favorite picture(s).
Thank you for your help and contribution to this big decision of ours.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

A Perfect Proposal

I guess I've been too caught up in "being engaged" that I haven't really had much time to update my blog... well maybe I've also been busy with wrapping things up at home, driving cross country, moving into my apartment in Provo, some slight wedding plans, and starting a new semester at BYU. But I did promise that I would update my blog at a later date with a post containing some more details about the actual proposal, so with out further delay... (oh and sorry for those of you that have heard this multiple times before...)

Well, Spencer arrived on a Tuesday, and I think about the next day Lisa asked him and I if we wanted to play some stick throwing game on Friday down by the Chattahoochee with John and Lindy. Interested in the game, I simply agreed without any further questions. Friday came and for some odd reason I decided to dress up a little more than the usual scrubs for work. When Spencer saw me that day he kept on asking me what was the occasion and I just replied "I don't know, but you're acting really weird about it so remind me not to ever dress nice again..." Spencer was concerned that somehow his little proposal plan had leaked... The day proceeded with Spencer being asked to run errands here and there for people in the office (mostly these "errands" got him out of the office so he could pick out the perfect spot for his proposal along the Chattahoochee River). The long Friday afternoon came to an end and somewhat grumpy and tired we went home from work. About two hours later Spencer so nonchalant reminded me that we were going to play games. He even asked me to call Lisa to see if we needed to bring anything. (We ended up bringing a cooler full of waters which is seen in the pictures) Completely unknowingly we arrived at the river. I called Lisa when we parked so that she could give me directions to the playing area. Little did I know this phone call actually let her know we had arrived and for her and my dad to get into position for our arrival which included setting up the blanket with roses and the scrapbook Spencer had made. We arrived at the dock and I just kept on asking Spencer, "WHAT IS GOING ON?" somehow he convinced me to sit down and read the scrapbook with him. After it was complete, he smiled and pulled out a ring -- I couldn't look at him which is seen in Figure 2. (WHICH I THOUGHT WE WERE GOING TO GET WHEN WE WENT BACK TO SCHOOL) Completely shocked I just looked at him and said "You are so weird, you are so weird..." over and over again. Not the most romantic thing I could have said... We hugged and embraced and kissed a little (and Spencer whispered in my ear..."YOUR DAD IS IN THE BUSHES...") hahahah. It absolutely was a PERFECT PROPOSAL. We spent the rest of the night eating Chinese food, getting in the Chinese mood while watching the opening ceremonies for the Olympics and calling people. So the wedding is set for December 19th at 11:00am. And yes, for those of you wondering school ends on the 19th. So hopefully I won't be writing any finals in a big white dress. Mark your calendars- we hope to see everyone there!

*My dad is shown in that last picture, with his arms scraped up from thorny shrubs along the river. Classic.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

I'M ENGAGED... To Johnny Lingo.

Well if you haven't heard it as of yet, it's true, SPENCER AND I ARE ENGAGED. Before I get to the actual events of the proposal, I'm going to start from the beginning, which is a very good place to start... well not the exact beginning of Spencer and I falling in love but just the part where he asked my dad if he could marry me. Spencer came out here on August 5th and ensured me that he wasn't bringing a ring for me. On a rather slow day at work Spencer left the office for a few hours here and there running "errands". Little did I know in that time he had sat down with my dad, asked him, gone to lunch with him, and even picked out a spot on a dock on the Chattahoochee river where he would actually pop the question... And how he got the go ahead from little Marky Mark you ask? STEAKS. 8 FAT STEAKS. Similar to the 8 cow wife theory seen on Johnny Lingo. They both laughed about the idea and just a few hours later Spencer and I were officially engaged 08.08.08.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Practice Makes Perfect...

My dad and I have been on a an interesting mission the last few weeks. That is: TO DISCOVER THE PERFECT CINNAMON BUN. I stumbled across this idea one late night when I had trouble sleeping. Alton Brown had an episode on Food Network regarding bake goods, particularly cinnamon rolls. So, apart from Alton Brown giving me this great idea, I also wanted to perfect a cinnamon roll recipe for Spencer. He loves them, I hate them. And to show Spencer my love for him I wanted to perfect a cinnamon roll recipe that he would absolutely go crazy for. So, my dad and I have made a different batch every Saturday night for the last 3 weeks so that he can take them to his early morning Sunday meetings and have them officially graded by a bunch of hungry grown men. So we've tried a few recipes, a few different frostings, and still aren't completely satisfied with anything we've got so far-- SO, SUGGESTIONS AND RECIPES ARE WELCOME AND APPRECIATED!

Email me those great recipes!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008


Spencer enjoyed (or not exactly) boiled peanuts. We dressed in bathrobes from the hotel. We went to a lame planetarium. We saw the Alligator Farm. We had a late night dinner at Denny's. And spent a little time on the beach.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Spencer FINALLY came.

Well the countdown is finally over, and so it seems my summer is as well. Spencer finally came- and went. The shortest week of my life. We had a lot of fun (or atleast I did)... We went to St. Augustine for a few days and had fun on the 6 hour drive to Florida as my parents informed Spencer of every single embarrassing truth about me. St. Augustine was awesome. We saw a lot of things in a short amount of time and did a lot of sweeeeating. It was really hot and humid there. We saw the "Oldest School House" (which a mannequin informed us about), we saw the Fountain of Youth (WEEEEIRDEST THING EVER) we went to The Alligator Farm, went on a trolley tour, The Old Jail and many other places. Atlanta attractions were fun too. Spencer had a MARTA moment of his own. We went to a Braves game, Stone Mountain, and Downtown Atlanta.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008


Well, if you look back to posts from Summer '06, you'll find that I'm no rookie when it comes to working in the fireworks business. Since I'm working full-time at the Dermatologist office, I worked a few nights doing PRE-orientation work. Getting papers and trinkets together that were to be handed out. Orientation fortunately landed on a Monday, which is our day off, so I was also able to help out at the actual event. People from all over Georgia that are selling fireworks come to the orientation to get their supplies (cash registers, tents, fireworks, etc.) so that they are prepared for the week of July 4th. The most interesting people come to this orientation. People of all different shapes, colors and false teeth sets. To make the day a little more interesting for myself I decided to put DORIS on my name tag. I guess in honor of Grandma Salmon. I worked at the registration table, so I'd tell people to make their name tags, and I'd hand them their designated folder for their specific selling area. These folders were filled with contracts, papers, and extra name tags for when they sell. Some people would say "Thanks Doris!" And I would smile really big. On one occasion, a man was apparently talking to me for quite some time and eventually said to me with a raised voice "HELLLLOOOO.... EARTH TO DORIS..." And I just started laughing. My dad snapped these lovely pictures of me after arriving home at 1:30am. a 14 hour work day. I don't recommend it.

Sunday, June 08, 2008

One year older and wiser too...

As of June 1st- Nathan is now officially an adult.
Holy smokes my parents are old.
Once you're 18 years old, you're an adult--with the same rights and responsibilities as an 87 year old.The only exceptions that come to mind are the age to legally drink alcohol and to gamble. You must be 21 years of age. Those are two exceptions, applied in all States, to the Federal law. So being 18, means you are an adult... which in the United States means that you are also eligible for voting--however, being Canadian, Nathan, nor I (or anyone else in our family except Matt) can vote. Too bad Nate. 18 is just another crumby birthday.

Friday, May 30, 2008

Another one bites the dust...

5/5. All the kids have finally finished High School. Nathan's graduation was just last weekend. They had the ceremony in the Verizon Amphitheater. The weather was perfect. John, being the genius he is, chose some perfect seating for us. He figured the movement of the sun, and the roof of the amphitheater which resulted in maximum shade time for us. Nathan graduated from Alpharetta High School with honors. All the boys were dressed in black, and the girls were in the deep red burgundy color. His class was referred to as the AHS raiders "ORIGINALS"... They were the first class to go through all 4 years, and started as Freshmen the year the school opened. I have to admit, I like Nathans school colors more than I did my own. Chattahoochee not only had a long awkward name, but BRIGHT GOLD and ROYAL BLUE. Dad snapped a few good pictures of Nate... and of course good ones of Me texting. Later on in the evening we went to dinner with all the family currently located in Atlanta. John and Lindy and cute little Anya joined us at PF Changs. We all ordered really good and different dishes. I'm trying to remember what John ordered- because it was DIVINE. something with Honeydew melon in it. Lindy got some interesting lamb dish... Either way, at the end of the meal, somehow all the leftovers landed in front of John. He sat enjoying them and finishing them off until we left. With two babies at the table we only had one disaster. Ryan pulled a glass over which landed all over me. We had a lot of fun laughing and celebrating Nathan's graduation. After dinner, Dad, Mom, Nate and I went to IRONMAN, which was actually a pretty sweet movie.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Dippin' Dots, Pretzels & Budweiser

I've gone to a lot of graduations over the last few weeks. I've left the update on Aaron and Gary's grad to the blogging of Tara and Stacey ... But also not to mention I really didn't have anything too fun or exciting happen at the BYU graduation. Spencer met my parents, ok so something did happen... hahahaha... but really besides that, a few good meals, and my parents being in town not much happened. BYU graduation was formal and almost serious. No foghorns, falling graduates, cowbells, or I (YOUR NAME HERE) banners. Which was somewhat unfortunate. I love it when people embarrass themselves horribley in front of thousands of people. After I wrapped things up in Provo, and said my goodbyes, I headed home to ATL where I have been for the last month. Life here is slow. Work is fun, social and rather enjoyable, but the days are so long and hot that they all somehow mesh in to one extra long day. Matt's graduation was a few weeks back... CONGRATS TO MY FAVORITE BROTHER-IN-LAW...Matt's graduation ceremony was most likely the most eventful thing I have experienced since coming home. I loved every minute of it. The venue in which the graduation took place was none other then the Georgia Dome. The name MATTHEW CALLOWAY appeared a few times on the Jumbo-tron... and we cheered each time we saw it... assuming that he was the only Matthew Calloway in the graduating class. The place was crowded with people dressed in everything and anything... or nothing. Mumus, wife beaters, and mesh shirts all the way to tuxedos, ball gowns and nice suits. It was a really nice ceremony. The speakers were funny and entertaining and worked well for the masses. It was the only graduation I have ever been to that had pizza, popcorn, Dippin' Dots, pretzels, alcohol, hotdogs and Starbucks Kiosks. What a fun and diverse school Matt has graduated from! Congrats Matt!

The video was taken (who knows why) by my dad to kind of give the idea of the atmosphere. After zooming in on the young boys earring in front of us, the people behind us began talking about the weirdness which is right when the video ended.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

A little S&S. ((Spencer&Sara))

Sometimes we have nothing else to do...

Tuesday, April 22, 2008


I KNOW! I'm bad. Bad to the bone when it comes to updating my blog. Just because I don't update often doesn't mean I don't constantly check everyone elses! SO KEEP UPDATING!!! hahaha. Well March flew by, and practically so has April. School is almost out!! Yayyyy. Easter was fun. We had an Easter egg hunt in the backyard (which you probably read about in detail last month on someone elses blog--thanks Shannon/Steph/Tara.) As for conference, Aunt Carol had a pair of extra tickets which Kaiti Pratt and I enjoyed taking off her hands. We were able to go to the Sunday afternoon session. Middle of April Kandyyy Jill was headed back down to Rexburg for summer semester and decided to swing down a little further and make it to Provo so the four of us could reunite (Glamor Shot Enclosed). Kandice, Kaiti, Alana and I went to dinner and had fun catching up and laughing with each other. The fun was short lived, as we are just finishing up school here and Provo and needed to hit the books for finals. I guess no news is good news... which would explain the lack of updates on my blog. Things have been good and really busy. I almost forgot... I got an emergency root canal done too! It wasn't the funnest thing I have ever done, but there were parts that I particularly enjoyed... one being the laughing gas. Aunt Karen was kind enough to drive me to my appointments Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday! Monday was the pulpotomy, the drilling out of the root... The dentist put a temporary cap in so that it could drain, but Tuesday morning rolled around and the cap was no where to be found. Tuesday they put another cap on, and then I returned Wednesday to get the finishing touches! What a month!!!