Five Years


Tuesday, March 27, 2012


March Madness indeed!  (not the football...)

This month has been a great one, but it sure has flown by.  As stated below, our Utah trip was a blast.  The next weekend, Darren got to go camping with the Deacons (fun, right?).  Then last week, my office got overtaken by bees!

Last Friday, Darren and I got to take a trip to Vegas for his niece Camill's baptism.  We were so happy we could be there for her special day.  It was a super quick trip.  We left after work Friday, took Darren's brother Steve's daughter Penelope with us (mouthful, ha).  We stayed at Shawn's house in Vegas, went to the baptism, had some lunch, then hopped back into the car to head home!  Darren and I had always planned on coming home on Saturday, but we didn't plan on bringing Darren's dad back with us.  Turns out on Friday night, Darren's brother Steve (who sent his daughter with us) had a meeting with his Stake President and was called to be a bishop!  So all us Hunsaker's rushed back to Arizona to be in town for his setting apart.  It was really neat to be here for that.  Steve will be a wonderful bishop.  It was pretty special being able to be there for the setting apart and everything.

This weekend, my cousin Fressia is getting married =) so many weddings!  It'll be neat to be there for that sealing, I'm looking forward to it.  Next month, Riley gets married!  Phew!

How has our March been?  Ready for April?

Wednesday, March 14, 2012


Last weekend, Darren, Sandra (little sister), Megan (friend), and myself took a road trip to UTAH!  We took off on Wednesday after work and drove to Mesquite.  We got a few hours of sleep there, then finished the drive to Provo on Thursday.  Sandra went up to visit friends in both Idaho and Provo, and Megan was visiting some of her friends in Provo as well.  Darren and I were up their for my best friends wedding, and as a bonus, were able to visit a few of his friends.

Thursday night, we went to dinner with Marcee and Aaron and their kiddos.  It was a lot of fun getting to spend time with them, and we really appriciate them letting us stay at their home!  Friday was the wedding day.  Keira and Tyler got sealed in the Salt Lake City Temple that morning.  I know I've been to the SLC Temple when I was younger but I honeslty don't remember it.  I remember the hotel down the street we stayed at, I remember it raining and playing in the fountains, and I remember eating at JBs, but I don't remember the temple...weird!  So I was excited to not only get to see the temple, but to go inside!  Well, inside part of it.  Such a beautiful place.  Darren and I didn't get to walk around much and go to the visitors center or the conference center, but hopefully someday we'll go back.
(Keira and I after the sealing)
After the temple sealing, Darren and I hung around the temple grounds and filmed Keira and Tyler taking their wedding pictures.  That was a lot of fun.  I had never met Tyler before that day so it was neat to get to know him a little better while taking pictures.  His personality matches Keira's perfect, I love it!  After the pictures was the lunch with their families.  Then came the reception!  Darren and I got to help decorate the car and put together a "Brown Bag Special".  If you want to know what that's a brown bag full of wedding night goodies.  Darren started the brown bag tradition 4 years ago when his friend Aaron got married and it's a hit!  Makes for some good laughs =)
(Beautiful, right!?)
Friday was a wonderful day.  It was fun celebrating Keira and Tyler's love and it really reminded me of my wedding day and what a wonderful day it was.  It was a great time and Darren and I really enjoyed ourselves.  I was so glad we made the trip to be there, it was a blast!
I love my husband
After the wedding stuff was over, we spent the rest of the weekend with Darren's friends Aaron, Marcee, and Ford.  Aaron and Marcee's kids are SO STINKIN CUTE!  Darren and I almost packed them up in our bags and brought them home with us ;).  Oh, and on Saturday, we went to a concert of Darren's friend John Allred (AMAZING music, band's name is Allred.  You should totally check him out.  For my LDS friends, he just recorded an AMAZING version of "Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing".  Youtube it, you will fall in love.)  It was a great weekend and the perfect little getaway, a much needed break!  But as always, I'm glad to be home :).

Next stop, Vegas for Camill's baptism.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Goin' to the temple and she's...

Gonna get MARRIED!  My best friend Keira is getting married in 3 days =) and I'm super excited!
Our first day as roommates.  Our meeting was kinda crazy, so meant to be!  You see, in 2007, I was dating this guy who was friends with Keira's older brother.  So I met her like...once maybe?  I saw her up in Idaho Winter of 2008 with her brother, we had lunch.  Then Fall of 2008, while we were both home on break, we ran into eachother at institute here in Gilbert.  We got talking, and she mentioned she didn't have a roommate for winter.  I had a friend I was sharing an apartment with, but no actual roommate so we thought, "Hey, lets live together!"  Next time we saw eachother was on the shuttle from SLC to Rexburg in January.  From that point on, we became instant best friends!
We roomed together that winter semester and had a BLAST!  We quickly became inseperable.
So then winter came to an end and we stayed roommates through the summer semester.  More fun!
It was sort of a rough semester for me, but Keira was a great friend who helped me through a ton!
Loved my sophomore year of college.
After that semester, she roadtripped to AZ with me, then to CA for some beach time!
Then we parted...I met Darren, got engaged and, and Keira went to Oregon.  She did come to my wedding and made a BEAUTIFUL bridesmaid!
The next time we saw eachother was when she came down to AZ for a few months August of 2010.  That long ago?!
And in 3 days, Darren and I will be in Utah for HER wedding!
I'm super excited for her and this next step!  And I'm super excited to see her. It's been toooo long =)
That's right =)
Love her <3