Friday, January 22, 2010

Freakin' Leno

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Monday, January 18, 2010

Bonjour du Mesa mes amis.

Les moustaches sont fantastiques, No?

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Some catching up to do.

I am so sorry it has taken me so long to update, it was a busy Christmas!
First: we bought our first Christmas tree!  Erik and I promised each other for the rest of our lives we would buy a real tree.  We love the smell in our house, they are simply the best!  So we set out to the Home Depot and bought ourselves our first Douglas Fir.  Because he was our own now, we had to name him.  Without a name he wouldn't be part of the family.  So, we thought it appropriate to name him.....Douglas.  Oh how we loved him.

We came home and decorated him right away (we didn't want him to feel naked).  And of course, we had to start the tradition our first year of Erik putting the star on the tree.

Our finished project.  Doesn't he look so cute?

Christmas came and we had so much fun! "Santa" even ate the cookies I left out for him.  Although I'm curious as to why Erik came to bed with crumbs on his face?..... There were definitely some surprises under the tree for both of us.  This is the look on Erik's face when he opened the new snowboarding jacket I got for him.  He wanted it so bad and he had no idea I got it for him.

Erik bought me a whole snowboarding outfit!  Complete with pants, jacket, gloves and goggles.  I was so surprised I wanted to wear them all day.

The day after Christmas we went with my family to a cabin in Big Bear CA.  Erik and I went snowboarding, and Aubs met us there at noon.  We also went tubing where I broke my tailbone (no fun!), but I still have to steal those pics from my mom's camera so post on that coming soon!
Then for New Year's Eve we went to Mill Ave with some friends of ours.  Let me tell  you it was crazy! Mostly everyone was drunk and you had to be 21 to get in to alot of things.  So we basically walked around and tried not to get beer spilled all over us.

This was us a few minutes before midnight.  All of that fuzzy stuff to the side are people.  There were people everywhere!

We hope you guys had fun on your New Year's Eve!
Happy 2010!


One year ago yesterday I married my best friend.
It is crazy how fast time flies.  It feels like we have only been married for a few months, and this weekend we celebrated our one year anniversary.
The summer we spent falling in love I was convinced I could never love him more than I did then.  A year later I have proven myself wrong. 
He keeps me laughing everyday.  My love continually grows for him.
About 2 months ago I told him I wanted to go to Gold Canyon (the resort we stayed at on our honeymoon).  He told me he would look in to it.  I reminded him a few days later after he still had not called.  Once he finally did call about a week or so later he told me they were all booked for that weekend.  To say the least I was quite angry.  I tried to come up with some other plans we could do but he kept telling me "he would take care of it".  In my mind I thought his procrastination would get the best of him and we wouldn't be doing anything at all.   Little did I know he had called and made reservations a few months before I even mentioned anything!  He even managed to get the same room we stayed in a year ago!  Erik surprises me everyday.  I don't know why he did but I'm glad he picked me.
Erik Payne and Amber Payne in Mesa, AZ

Does this picture look familiar?
The Paynes 2010

The Paynes 2009

Happy Anniversary to us!