Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Small Towns

I love going home to Idaho.  When I was growing up I never thought I'd miss living between a potato field and a cattle field.  I didn't think I'd miss living in a town without a mall.  I especially never thought I'd miss helping on the farm.  There is something special about growing up in a small town.  You know everyone.  Life is simple.  People are generally humble. 

I'm so glad that I was raised in Blackfoot, Idaho!

Friday, March 11, 2011


So, after 27 years of sporting blonde hair I decided to change things up a bit and go blonde!! I'm probably the least experimental person when it comes to my hair and so this was a BIG deal for me.  I have to give some credit to my sister Emily because she went dark first and Andy thought it looked really good on her and so it gave me a little nudge to try it.  I kind of miss my blonde hair but I think I'll keep the brown hair for a while.  I guess it will give me some time to figure out if brunettes really have more fun?!!

First pic of my new hair

At the shooting range 

Gateway Mall

Love my niece Kassi

Me and Andy

My cute little niece Ella Birdie Wilson...congrats Emily, Nick & Wyatt!

Valentines Presents

Thursday, October 14, 2010


For the last 26 years I have felt extremely deprived anytime anyone would talk about Disneyland.  I would explain that I grew up on a farm and we didn't really travel because we couldn't leave our cows.  So finally after all of these years I made it to Disneyland!  Andy and I were invited to go with one of his friends and they have 2 kids so we thought it would be more fun if we took my niece Kassi with us.  They ended up not being able to go but we had already invited Kassi, and you can't really take Disneyland away from a 6 year old so we still went!  We went to Disneyland/California Adventure for 2 days.  The first day I was really sick and Kassi's feet hurt so we only lasted 2 hours.  We thought that the second day would go about as badly as the first day but we fared much better and lasted 13 hours!!  Kassi surprised us all and absolutely loved the roller coasters!  She was braver than I am and kept her arms in the air the entire time she was on them.  We also went to Newport Beach while we were there.  This was Kassi's first time to the beach and she loved the beach, maybe even more than Disneyland!  Thanks for taking me and Kassi to Disneyland Andy!  You're the best husband and uncle-in-law!! 

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Weekend Fun

My brothers Nate and Ben came to stay with us on Thursday and Friday.  We went on a triple date on Friday night and saw the movie "The Switch" and then went and got mine and Andy's favorite treat...RED MANGO!  It was fun to have them here and Andy and I felt like we had bodyguards with us since Nate is 6'4" and Ben is 6'5".  Then on Saturday Andy and I went to Logan to celebrate Andy's grandpas 90th birthday!  We love Grandpa Fairbourn!!  I guess the trip was even worth the speeding ticket that Andy got on the way home...oopsie!
My hot date!

Ben & this pic of Sarah!

Nate & Robin (Nate recently had shoulder surgery)

Andy's Grandpas 90th Bday Party in Logan

The Champions of the potato sack races
Uncle Marv, Evan, Andy & Travis

Ladies Tug-of-war...we won!!!
Karen, Connie, Stephanie, Me, Stacey & Andrea

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Wedding Highlight Video

We got the link for our wedding highlight video today!!!  It highlights us outside the Draper temple and also at our wedding reception in Utah.  I posted a link in my last post but this one is different because it includes the reception.  I loved my wedding day!!  Thanks to Kale Fitch Productions who was the talented videographer!!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Marriage = A New Blog!!

On June 12, 2010 I married Andrew Rowell in the Draper Temple!!!  After waiting for 26 1/2 years for this special day, I couldn't have asked for a more perfect day!  The thing I was most concerned about (besides Andy chickening out at the last minute) was the weather because we were having an outdoor reception.  I checked the weather daily and as the date got closer the chance of precipitation got higher and higher, up to 70%.  It poured and poured the day before and I was almost certain we'd be rained out...but luckily it only rained during the luncheon (which was indoors) and a little bit before the reception was supposed to start.  At 6:55 pm it looked like clear skies and we moved everything that was inside back outside!  We were able to have a beautiful outdoor reception, thanks to Andy's friends parents the Horman's, who let us use their gorgeous backyard.  Thank you also to mine and Andy's parents for everything they did to make this day so amazing for us!  Oh, and did I mention that Andy looked really hot?!  Maybe handsome is a better word?  Anyway, I'm one lucky girl! 

The day flew by and at the end of the reception I couldn't believe it was all over.  As a girl your wedding day is something you look forward to for a long time and it's crazy how quick it's over!  Then it was off to Kauai, Hawaii for our Honeymoon.  I had never been to Hawaii before, it was amazing and I can't wait to go back.

Tomorrow is the two month mark from the day we got married.  So now, we are just enjoying "Marital Bliss!"  Marriage is great and I'm loving it a lot more than dating and WAY more than being engaged! 

Andy always teased me when we were dating because I had a blog and he joked that blogs are for people with kids!  Well, we don't have kids yet but I thought it would still be appropriate to start a new blog since we're married!  Do you approve Andy?!  Andy's nickname with his friends is "Rowell Train" and so I stole his nickname and I'm using it for our blog...THE ROWELL TRAINS! 

Below is a link for our same day edit video that Kale Fitch did.  I'll post our wedding highlight video once we get it.  Also, we are still waiting on our wedding pictures, so I'll post those in the (hopefully) near future!  Until then, here are a few random wedding pics and Honeymoon pics!


 Andy's friends and their wives...they are my friends too!

 This was at the Idaho Reception!