Thursday, June 4, 2009


It really doesn't get any better than a trip to Hawaii with the Olson family. Swede and I were basically spoiled as soon as we stepped onto the plane. I've really never experienced anything like it. For all of you who have the chance to visit Hawaii and stay at Uncle Rods place, don't miss out on the trip of a lifetime.
This is one of the best beaches we have ever seen or been to. Shayla convinced me to swim out and ride the waves. Let's just say that "Hapuna Beach" just about took my life and Angie was right there with me searching for air after we got hit by back to back waves! The waves don't look that big but trust me they were huge. I now have a whole new understanding of how powerful the ocean can be. Angie and I were thrown around like rag dolls. Of course Shayla is a pro at swimming with big waves so she had no problem going under them to avoid the hit.

Joner set us up for a nice day to hit the ocean and snorkel. We got in canoes and had to paddle over to the reef. It took us about a half hour but it was well worth the ride. The fish, the blue water, and everything else made it an unforgettable day.
This was a black sand beach that apparently got me really excited to pose.
Mar-KEE showing off his hops!! Playing frisbee at Hapuna Beach
This was the small home town restaurant called "What's Shakin" that Uncle Rod and all the Garners recommended. The food was great and so were the smoothies.

The first video is us just driving and having a good time. Second me and dad running routes just like old times. He used to be able to lay out and make that catch but not anymore. I think I may have lead him a little too far. This last video is some great footage of all of us laughing our heads off. Angie and Marcus were supposedly following us, but we didn't see them behind us so we had to track them down... When we finally found them, they were shocked to realize that they had been following some latinos the whole time, thinking it was us. It was quite the laugh. For all of you who know Jone, she loves to hit either her leg or the steering wheel when something is funny, and John apparently thinks this was the best day ever :) Keep in mind this was the tail end of our laughter, you should have seen us 5 minutes earlier, it was a riot.


Because I absolutely love Utah State, I decided that I should pay a little tribute and post my last moments as an Aggie... It was my last day of finals and my mom was in town helping my sister and I pack and move out of our apartments, and a cousin of mine came up to Logan and wanted a tour of campus... so, having given my fair share of campus tours throughout the past couple years, I decided I should go out with a bang and give them the best tour USU has ever seen :) I even took them up to our anthropology museum.. hence the crazy masks we decided we looked good in :) And of course, a tour isn't a tour without a stop at our True Aggie site.. so I filled em' in on our fun little kissing-atop-the "A" tradition, and they loved it! It was a beautiful last day, and I'll always be proud to be true blue Aggie!!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009


It all started in September of 06 when we had the same calc. class. Swede needed a cute tutor, and I was overly happy to oblige the handsome RM. We dated for about 2 years and decided to get married in Salt Lake City on August 7th 2008. So we've now been Mr. and Mrs. Olson for the last 10 months, and life couldn't get any better. Swede finished up his Business degree in December and turned right around and found an awesome job as a Sales Rep for Hershey's Chocolate. He moved out to Dallas in March while I stayed back in Logan to finish up college in May. It was a crapy 2 months apart, but we are finally together again and enjoying Texas. We live on a beautiful lake with lots of fun parks, running trails, and great big trees. Swede is enjoying his new job and I am still working on my photography business. I just bought a nice new camera and am super excited to get the ball rolling with my dream of being a professional photographer. Dallas is definitely a fun new place to be and we would love to share it with some familiar faces... so come and visit! :)
P.S. The picture is of The Winsted Apartments, the cute little place where we live.