Sunday, December 18, 2011

So Much For a New Leaf

So much for turning over a new leaf. I would say I promise to write more often, but that would probably be a lie... So here's an update for now and I hope that I post more this coming year.

Here we are, fishing behind our house, we love being close to the ocean and the intercostal waterways that line the Southern Florida coasts.

Here is Dustan after his first lobster-fishing adventure. He caught two the first time, but later in the season, he and a friend caught eleven at a reef just outside our little home.

Another fun thing we like to do is try new foods down here. The below-pictured fruit is a dragon fruit. They come in white like this one, or pink on the inside. Picture the texture of a kiwi. White ones are a slightly sweet, watery flavor, and pink ones are sweet and super delicious.

Of course, we had to carry on the pumpkin-carving tradition for Halloween! Dustan made a cannibal pumpkin, and our friends Joan and Dru carved a squash instead of a pumpkin. We had a good time.

Another fun Halloween adventure this year was $2 burritos at Chipotle! All we had to do was dress up as a farmer or a vegetable... Here's the Idaho farm girl and her carrot, eating a super yummy, super good deal, burrito.

Once again, in a new place, Jenessa finds herself coaching cheerleading. Here are a few of her newest bunch of elementary school girls from an after-school recreation cheerleading program.

Jenessa also ran one more half-marathon in Orlando, Florida. It was an absolutely beautiful morning for a 13.1 mile run, and Dustan was a sweetheart to come and support me in my crazy hobby. Here we are post-run.
Aside from all of our fun adventures, Dustan has been working away at medical school, so one day he will be able to provide for our little family. I'm so grateful for Dustan and his commitment to our family and his willingness to sacrifice his time to go to school.

Our one other big adventure over the last few months was hosting Thanksgiving for 16 in our little one-bedroom apartment. That was a lot of fun and a lot of crazy, and we'll have to save that for another post.

We hope everything is going well with your family, and once again, we will try to keep you a little more updated on our life in here in Florida.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

A New Leaf

We are repenting of our non-blogging ways and it's our goal to update this once a week. We've decided that we have too many adventures to try to play catch-up every six months...

Now, in effort to catch you up on all of our goings on and to not bore you to death at the same time, here are the biggest highlights in our life this summer.

First off, Dustan graduated from BYU with a B.S. in Exercise Science! (Way to go, I'm so proud of you!)

Jenessa ran her first half-marathon, with a time of 2 hours and 10 minutes...

We spent some time with family in St. George and Boise...

Dustan's sister got married - Congrats DeAnna and Bryce!

We packed up all of our earthly possessions...

And moved to FLORIDA!

We now live near Miami, Florida, where Dustan will be attending medical school and eventually will become a foot and ankle surgeon. We'll be here for the next four years or so, followed by a three year stint somewhere else for residency. We're so excited to be starting this new chapter of our life together! So far, the last week and half of living here has been a blast! (Complete with snorkeling, jellyfish stings, missionary experiences, mountain biking and surfing...) Gratefully Hurricane Irene has decided to bypass our new little home. We look forward to the next few years here, and want you all to know that we will gladly host visitors any time! :)

Thursday, June 16, 2011


We're getting really, really good at not posting on our blog. It's been over six months. Hmmmm. We will be posting our great adventures of the last little while shortly. (I promise this time, really.) Stay tuned for either a massive post or a relatively small update on our life.