Saturday, December 5, 2009

Christmas Tree Oh Christmas Tree

I am so sad that my camera died forever ago and I can not find my charger since the move :(
Anyways we put up our Christmas tree on Wed and I love it.
I just have to brag to Brent and Lindsay too that this is the best Christmas tree we have ever had....well I guess that just means its better than last years since we've only had one tree.... but still you guys just might be regreting your decision if you saw it. Ha.

I had so much fun cutting down a tree the day after Thanksgiving even though I was missing Cade and missing my camera.

 I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season! It finally feels like Christmas around here!

....and that is something to blog about!
-Especially cuz I'm sick of our Halloween stuff staring me in the face

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Halloween Weekend

Cade and I actually split up for Halloween which was weird, but I went to my friends baby shower and he went home to visit family and go to "the friends" Halloween party. We really don't have much else to blog about. Life is pretty much the same. I haven't taken pictures in forever. So we stole these from other people. But here are some pics from the party. Looks like I really missed out
Halloween 2009 - 80's Theme

Meanwhile I was hanging out in Panaca. Here are some pics from the shower which was so fun! I'm glad that I was able to make it. Can't wait for her baby to get here.

Jessica's Baby Shower

..and after...

Monday, September 28, 2009

Life Lately

We are all moved into our new place. Yep thats right we moved again for the 3rd time so far since we've been married. I'm not a big fan of moving either. It amazes us everytime how there is this never ending pile of stuff that accumulates at the end of a move that keeps you coming back time after time when you think you are finally done. Maybe some of you know what I'm talking about. Our new place is not only new to us but fairly new in general. It is a 2 year old duplex, kinda small but we love it. We have a back yard which I love. Even though summer is over, it is comforting (especially after living on a second floor of an apartment) that I can just walk outside and enjoy the fresh air whenever I please.

This past weekend we headed out to Panaca for the 100 Year Celebration of Lincoln County High School. It was so fun to go home and see old friends and remember what high school was like not only for me but all those who have attended LCHS in the last 100 years. I think the oldest alumni there was 98 years old. We were able to go to a lot of the activities and watch the Homecoming football game. (P.S. still cannot believe that my nephew is a Senior there! Freaks me out!) Good job Tyler and Logan! But most of all we were there to work. All ten kids came home to help my mom cater a lunch and dinner for about 1000 people. Crazy! Whew, just glad that is over and now my mom can rest.
Fall has definately arrived and summer is gone :(
The only thing that gets me excited this time of year is looking forward to holidays, maybe the occasional snow boarding trip, and snuggling up at home when its cold. Other than that I'll just be counting down the days till summer is back. Here's a recap of the very few pics I have taken this summer.
Cade's idea: Picnic at Yankee MeadowCade, Karlee, Kaihe

Cade's Big 29th Birthday


Family Reunion: One of many!

Lindsay and I getting ready for the zip line

Lake Powell

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

24th Celebration

This past weekend Cade and I headed to Panaca for the 24th of July celebration we have there. Cade, my two brothers (Chris and Scott), and cousin Lance were all on a team for the traditional 3 on 3 basketball tournament. They did so good and were undefeated.

3 on 3 ChampionsCade, Chris, Scott, Lance
The Parade
This is Cade's adopted son for the weekend. He loves Uncle Cade!!! Nathan was usually right there by his side and when he wasn't, Nathan was asking "where's Cade?" So cute!

Here is the Mathews Farms float ha ha. That's what ya get in a small town. Our float took grand prize. You can't really tell from this pic but it was pretty good. They had corn poppin up in rows and everything.
Just chillin...waiting for the parade to start

Dutch Oven Dinner

Every year after the parade we have a big dinner at the church and the whole town comes. This year my dad was Chairman and he decided to have dutch oven dinner. It was so good! I'm proud of him for pullin that off. It's not easy roundin up 150 dutch ovens and cooking chicken, potatoes, baked beans, biscuts, and cobbler for 700 people. Nice work pops! The not so sweet part is I ended up helping make 700 biscuts...uggh!

Some of my family came and here we are hanging out on the porch. I wish we had a pic of the green fields that surround my house. They are so pretty in the summertime, especially at this time of the day. Good old Panaca...sometimes I wish we could live there.

Thursday, July 9, 2009


July 5th was our one year anniversary. I can't believe how fast one year can go by. I feel like I was just barely planning my wedding. Yet other times I feel like I've been married forever. Weird how that happens. We really couldn't be happier. One year down....eternity to go...We went to Vegas to celebrate. Cade surprised me with reservations to a hotel a few months ago. What a nice guy! We had so much fun. We hung out by the pool, ate really good food, went to all different places including the shark reef at Mandalay, and finally we hung out with some of our family for the 4th. It was such a nice and relaxing weekend away.

Cruisin the strip

Shark Reef

Watching the fireworks on the 4th of July.
We had our own little party with my brother,
sister in law, and my 2 nephews. Chris was in
charge of the fireworks and surprisingly no one got hurt. Jk Bro!

On a side note, I also have to point out that before our trip started I came home to these.
Sometimes Cade is so sweet. He surprises me more and more everyday.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

New Place

For those of you who don't know, Cade and I moved from our very first apartment as a married couple. We lived there for about a year but decided to say goodbye about a week ago. We now have a new temporary address for the summer. So to any of our family - if you need our new address let us know.

We are living in a house for the summer and love it. It is so fun to come home to a place with a huge yard. Cade and I tag team in taking care of it. Apparently since I am a turf farmers daughter I get the luxury of mowing while Cade edges. Who thinks Cade took the easy job?? I do :) I actually really enjoy it though. Its nice to be able to spend time outdoors and not be cooped up in a little apartment .

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

New Arrivals

So Cade is giving me crap about blogging about other peoples kids but since we don't have our own I have to blog about them cuz they are the cutest, sweetest things ever! We recently had two new additions to the Mathews family.

Here is Dani just over a week old

And Jackson who is a newborn in this picture but almost 2 months old now!
We also have three more little ones on the way (that I know about) and can't wait for them to arrive. One from my side and two from Cades :) That will make a total of 38 neices and nephews I believe.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


It seems like there is finally closure to my college career now that I finally walked on May 2nd. Overall the day was somewhat boring and long, but fun at the same time cuz my family came to celebrate with me. Good thing I have some good Nutrition buddies that kept things interesting too :)

When it came time for President Monson to speak it was like we were at some kind of concert or something. There were so many flashes going off from everyones cameras you couldn't even see his face on the screen. It was very distracting and it lasted throughout his whole talk. I wanted to get on the microphone and tell everyone to stop. But I have to admit when he first stood up I also took a pic but it didn't even turn out because we were on the very last row :)
The Roomies
Anne and me
Thanks everyone for coming and sharing the day with me!!! I know all my family had to travel and I appreciate it!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Graduation is Coming!

Well its time for Graduation this weekend on Sat. May 2nd. For any of my family members who are coming and haven't told me yet, please do :) I know some of you are coming or at least planning on it, and I am super excited! For those of you who want to hear Pres. Monson speak in the morning need to let me know cuz I might be able to get you a ticket. Well I'm sure there will be lots of pics to come next week.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

New Job

So for those of you who don't know, I got another job. It came right in the nick of time. Cade and I really needed something else to help us out. I will still keep my job a the the Nursing Home as a Dietary Tech but will also be traveling twice a month all over the country going to conventions to sell products for Story Tellers Club. I just got home from my trip to Louisville, KY. My friend Lizzy and I are travel partners so we definately have some great laughs together. Hopefully I can post some pics soon. The people there were so proud of their basketball team. Too bad they ended up loosing. Maybe I brought them bad luck. There goes my bracket since I picked them to win :(

The trip was great though, except for the traveling aspect of it. On our way there the airlines lost our luggage so we had to spend the night without any of our stuff, and then on the way home our flight was delayed which caused us to miss our connecting flight home. We ended up spending the night in North Carolina. It was all part of the adventure though :) and I'm sure there are a lot more great stories to come. I feel very lucky to have such a fun job. The only hard part is being away from Cade for 5 to 6 DAYS at a time.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Pine Tree Inn and Bakery

I just wanted to give a little shout out to my parents Bed and Breakfast in Panaca, NV. I wanted to help my mom out and just make people aware that the Pine Tree Inn and Bakery was up and running. For those of you who have never been to the great town of Panaca, you are really missing out :) If you want to get away from the city and enjoy some nice quality time with one another, Panaca is definately the place to go.

My parents have completely remodeled my grandmas three story house and turned in into a bed and breakfast a little over a year ago. Some of you may be wondering what in heck would I do in Panaca... but they offer ATV riding (with optional tours to the waterfall and caves), horse riding, and even do catered dinners for bigger groups. There is a warm spring close by along with the famous Catherdral Gorge :)

The now recently remodeled B&B offers great rooms with your own private bathroom, along with a flat screen TV and of course an amazing yummy hot breakfast served in the morning.

Cade and I love to stay there when we go home to visit. This is us last time we went home.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

And finally The Wedding

So I kind of neglected to mention the whole reason we went on this trip to California was for Brett and Oxana's wedding. Brett is Cade's oldest brother who got married on Coronado Island on Jan. 16th. We took some pictures on the island before the ceremony. Here is Cade's family (minus the spouses)Here are his siblings. Can you guess which ones are the triplets???

The ceremony was on a boathouse. You can see Cade performing his brotherly duty on the right. The bride and groom looked amazing and the food there was so good. Overall it was a great trip and we are very happy for Brett and Oxana.


The next part of our trip we went to Disneyland! Cade's triplet brother and his wife joined the rest of us along with Cade's older brother and our new neice. It was a blast! Even though I've been to Disneyland many times, this time it was really fun to experience it with my new fam.

Our first ride - the tram :) I love this pic of Cade and his nephew Kyler.

Part of the crew stoped to pose at the entrance.

The mother in law and me just chillin :

Kyler got his drivers license a little early

You can't really tell but the famous Disneyland castle is behind us.

California Cont....

So last time I was able to use the internet my camera died so I wasn't able to upload the rest of our trip to California. After we went to my brothers house we then left to go stay with the Booth fam for the rest of the week. We had so much fun. We stayed at this condo at a resort outside of San Diego. It was Cade's parents, nephew, triplet sister and her husband who all crashed there together. Cade and I had to sleep on the hide a bed but we didn't mind. The weather was perfect and it was absolutely beautiful there. Here is the view from our balcony.We went to this beach by San Diego...I think it was called Pacific Beach. There was a Board Walk with lots of shops and restaurants. I could have stayed there forever. I miss the beach so much!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


Last week Cade and I took off work for the entire week and headed down to Cali. Our first stop was at my brothers house. I always love going there. Thanks Brent and Lindsay for taking care of us and letting us stay! Cade and B chillin by the ocean. It was crazy to go from snow to 85 degree weather. We loved it

We went jet skiing and watched the sunset out on the ocean. We also saw a bunch of dolphins and got to ride right along side them. It was so pretty out there but of course I couldn't take my camera so here is Cade when we got back.
I look ridiculous but oh well :) The water was freezing but the weather was so nice even though it was Jan.