Saturday, December 19, 2009

Farewell Grandpa!

This is a picture of everyone with grandpa on my birthday two years ago.

My Grandpa Bucky passed away peacefully from this life yesterday. My memories of Grandpa have been filling my mind these past 24 hours as I have peacefully and mindfully cherished his life and my perspective as his grandson.

Grandpa Bucky was the kind of Grandpa any kid would want-- he was always willing to have fun. One of my greatest memories of Grandpa was when we were at Sunriver for the Tintle Family Reunion and we locked ourselves out of one of our rooms. In a desperate mood to get the room open before help could come, Grandpa and I spent the next hour perplexed as we tried opening the door with a credit card. Grandpa and I for the life of us couldn't figure out why the heck the door wasn't opening. Eventually, someone got a hold of a key and we got in. However, that hour spent with Grandpa was just another small example of the kind of guy Grandpa was.

For those of you who don't know my grandpa, he was the ultimate "fixer-upper". There wasn't anything grandpa couldn't fix. I remember when he would come visit for a week my parents would give him a list of 10-15 things to do around the house. Grandpa would always have me help him and he would patiently teach me how to get things done around the house.

Grandpa has a crude yet very funny sense of humor. One time as we were driving to a Dodger game in California and his car broke down. We ended up driving up to a random house looking for help. A bunch of Mexicans came out to help us fix our car. They ended up being a perfect help and afterwards Grandpa drove us to the store to buy a 24-pack of Budweiser as a gift to the Mexicans for helping us. I've never seen Mexicans so happy.

Another time when I was probably 6 or 7 years old we were sitting around at home while the Christmas song came up "Do you hear what I hear?" I believe the song is called the Little Drummer Boy. Well, as grandpa sat there with everyone else, he farted and then with the music sang "Do you smell what I smell?" It was the funniest thing as we were all on the floor laughing our butts off.

These are just a few of the many memories I have of Grandpa. You will be missed, Grandpa. You were a great guy, a great father, a great Grandpa, and most of all a great husband. I will miss you and have missed grandma for years. Until we meet again, Grandpa, God be with you!

Viva Las Vegas!

We are having a blast in Vegas! It's nice not to think about work and just have fun. So far we have gone to great restaurants and saw Jersey Boys. Great show! We lucked out and when we got to our seats the worker at the show said they wanted to upgrade us to better seats. We got to sit in the Orchestra level and had a way better view! YAY! Merry Christmas to us!

Today we are going to the show Let's Make a Deal hosted by Wayne Brady. We have our costumes ready and excited! We will post pictures later.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Things you shouldn't do....

We wanted a bubbly hot tub. Just don't assume that just because you don't see any suds while filling up the water there wont be when you turn the jets on. The water is only halfway full, bubble fill the rest of the tub. I have never laughed so hard in my life.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Big 30 birthday part 2

Whats wrong with this pic? I am wearing a swimsuit with uggs and a coat. We had to walk outside to get to the pool in the snow. BRRR!

We are at the pool/hot tub and its snowing on us! I couldn't even plan how romantic and cool this was.

Me looking at the coolest gift I got. Darren published my blog into a book! Now I have all my memories kept forever. Plus it gives me more motivation to keep bloggin.
A closer look at the book.

How come no one told me 30 is the best birthday ever!?

This year I turned 30 years old!!!! I can't even believe I am this old! I was very nervous heading to this birthday, but I have a wonderful husband who spoiled me rotten. The night before his mom and sister in law had a little birthday party for me with just a couple people. They had a couple gifts and they sang happy birthday to me. I think the kids loved trying to blow out the candles before I did. LOL.

The day of my birthday Darren had the whole day surprised for me. He woke me up with breakfast in bed! Then later that day he took me to Dinner at Melting Pot where we had the most delicious and romantic dinner. After dinner he drove me to Park City where we got a hotel right on Main st. It was soo romantic. We walked through the town and it was snowing with Christmas lights everywhere. I think my husband knows I love romance! He did a good job.

Everyone waiting for the candles to get blown out and June trying to beat me to it!

Dinner at the Melting Pot with my sweet husband.
The best part of my birthday was sharing it with this guy!

Thanksgiving 2009

This year we decided to go to Darren's family for Thanksgiving. We had fun. In the morning we all ran a 5k and went to breakfast. I learned to make a Pecan Pie and made my delicious Sweet Potatoes. MMMMmmMm everything was delicious and Thankgiving was a success.
Everyone that came for Dinner.
All the runner.All the yummy food.


If anyone of you know my husband you will know he LOVES BYU! He will travel to almost any game he has a chance to go to. When Espn's Gameday show came to BYU you better believe Darren woke up at the crack of dawn to go to the show. Even thought they did lose Darren had a blast.

The sea of people at the show.Darren and his dad in the early morning waiting for the show to start.
This is one of the Espn Anchors picking BYU to win. Although they did lose.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


I will officially be out of my 20's on Sunday. SCARY!

Thursday, November 12, 2009


I have been on a writer's block for a few months now. I have nothing to blog about, but Darren and I are excited for the Holidays coming up. Even though this is a busy time for us at work (everyone wants their kids haircut for family pictures!), we just love getting ready for Thanksgiving and Christmas. I love to bake! I will bake anything I have an excuse for. The Holidays give me an excuse to do so. For Thanksgiving I will be baking a Pecan Pie. Does anyone have a good recipe I could try? In fact, does anyone have any baked goods that are fun to make that I could try?

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Happy Anniversary to Us!

September 28th was our 3 year anniversary. We wanted to make this Anniversary special, especially since we have gone through a lot the past month. Darren got a room in Park City and we spent the weekend there. We wanted to do something memorable so we also bought a new couch and a new King size bed. We wont forget this Anniversary, that's for sure!


Excited they had a big tub.
Darren excited we had our own hot tub on our balcony.

Annie's Little Concert

My sister-n-law has a awesome voice. She is so good she was asked to sing with a group for a neighborhood. It was fun and Annie did awesome!

Sun River

This summer we took went on a trip to Oregon. We stayed at Darren's family favorite place in Sunriver. We loved it and can't wait to go back again. It was fun to share memories and places that Darren and his family remembered while we were there.

Us trying a new place called Blondie's. MMMMM they had good food.
Darren and his dad golfing. I think they golfed a couple times during the trip.
I thought this was funny. We caught all the kids on this waterfall. Notice the big sign that says "KEEP OFF"

One of the popular things to do is bike. We had fun going on a couple bike trails.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Yes we are alive!

Darren and I have been on hiatus for awhile. We have had so much happen to us. Most of you I am sure know. We found out we were pregnant in July and in September we lost the baby. We have been trying to deal with being pregnant then not. We have appreciated everyone who has dropped by, prayed for us and even called us. We haven't been able to get through this without any of you. Darren and I are doing really well with all of this. Even though this miscarriage has been not as hard as the first one, it still is tough to deal with and we hope people can be patient with us as we go through this tough time again. We may not be over it when everyone would like us to be, but we are in a good place and have the lord on our side.

On a lighter note, Darren got a new calling and so did I. Darren is now working with the Deacons as the Young Mens second counselor. He has about 10 to 12 active deacons, so his calling will definatly keep him busy. I got called as Young Womens Secretary along with keeping my other calling as Personal Progress Advisor. We both work with the youth and love it.

This past week we just celebrated our 3 year anniversary. We stayed in a really cool hotel called, Newpark with our own private hot tub. That was a blast! After 3 years of never buying our own furniture, just getting stuff from other people or garage sells, we went to RC Willey and bought a new sectional couch and king size bed. LOVE IT!

As you can tell we have had a lot of things happen to us. I will blog more later and post pictures.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Hiking Timp Caves

This past week we decided to spend our day off together going on a hike to Timp Caves. It was so fun to get out and we didn't expect it to be so steep at first. We finished it tho, only stopping a couple times. :) Darren did get hit by falling rocks. That kinda freaked us out, but had an awesome time.

Girls Camp and Scout Camp

Darren and I both got great opportunity to serve with the Youth. I got to go to Girls Camp and he got to go to Scout Camp. It was my first time leaving him for a 4 days. That was hard! I had tons of fun with the cute girls and learned a lot.
All the girls and leaders going to Girls Camp.
Me with a couple of the leaders.
The girls did so many pranks. This was just one. One of the poor girls Saran wrapped to a tree. It was hysterical.

Darren got to go to Scout Camp this past week and he had a blast. He got to ride horses with the boys, have farting contests. (Ew!) He even won the rifle shooting contest with all the leaders! I didn't even know he could shoot a gun!

My handsome Stallion riding a horse.
Putting up our tent for the first time.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

First Date's

Last weekend Darren and I got free tickets to the Salt Lake Bee's Baseball Game. That was really cool to us, because that was where we went on our first date. It was fun to talk about and remember all the memories we had of that first date. how lucky am I to have such a cute husband who adores and loves me!

Enjoying each other and the baseball game!

4th of July and MORE!

We had a lot of fun Celebrating the 4th of July. First of all we started the celebrations early on the 3rd. We went to Bountiful Fireworks that were on a golf course. We played games and ate until the fireworks started. It was a blast.
Some of us playing games waiting for the fireworks to start.
No not our baby. Just Darren's sisters baby with us. Under the blanket anticipating the fireworks!

On the 4th of July, Darren and I ran a 5k together. A lot of our family came too! I was impressed our little 6 year old nephew Harrison ran the whole thing too! Way to go!
All the gang who ran in Darren's side of the family. My sister ran with me, but she was gone by here.
Who these people are? We have no idea, but all these guys ran the 5k.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

and the fun continues with more posts....

The biggest thing that has happened was that Darren's little sister got married. I still can't believe she is married, but we are soo happy for her and we both just adore her new hubby, Jake!

Cute pic of the new married couple just leaving the Temple.

Darren and I at the wedding reception, looking like we are going to prom.

Darren and his cousin, Michael George in their killer shades.
Darren and I at the luncheon.

What have the Tintle's been up to?

I have had the hardest time blogging lately. I don't know why either. Darren and I have done a few fun things. I will get ya updated. First of all Darren and I went with some of his family to the David Archuletta I mean the Real Salt Lake Soccer Game. It just happened that Archie was singing a mini concert after. I think the boys had just as much fun as the girls did when Archie sang, because they were squeeling like teeny boppers. Or maybe they were just making fun of us? :)

Another fun thing that I did was have a girls night out with some of my bestest friends from high school. ( I am so lucky that I have such good friends from high school.) We went to Kelly Clarkson concert in Orem. We had such a blast. We acted just like we did in High School, which was hyper. We even got matching Poncho's because it was raining. We thought we were the coolest thing. Cuz we are!