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S: 2009 : Our first addition to the Family

BC: Some fun events that happened this year: - We brought Kumo home! - Bryan completes his Degree - Dana meets Nikki - Bryan goes to DC with Bruce - First ever Todds snowmobile trip to Yellowstone

FC: 2009 | two thousand and nine

2: Birthdays | So for our birthdays this year we kept it pretty low key. Bryan's birthday I made my Mom's famous noodles since both Bryan and I love them. We had a pretty lazy day and Bryan got in an afternoon nap. For my birthday Bryan's Dad took us to the Jazz game.

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4: Puppies | Tuxedo | Holleyfield | The proud parents

5: January 26th Holly gave birth to four adorable little puppies. Three of them were males. We had to choose one. We got photos from the Bette (the breeder) at about 1, 3 and 7 weeks. At 5 weeks Bryan and I flew out to | Oregon to choose the puppy. We were set on one male, but ended up choosing a different one because of his amazing personality. Kumo was the only puppy that would wander over to Bryan. The rest of the puppies were glued to me the whole time. After visiting Bette, we were able to spend some time with Bryan's extended family in Portland. Aunt Pamy and her family!

6: Greg, Tyson, Brandon, Dani, and Steph! We arrived in Island Park on Friday and stayed until Sunday! We went snowmobiling all day Saturday and it was just great! For me it was a great time to get to know more of the extended Todd family and get to spend some time getting to know the newest addition to the family! Dani and Tyson got sealed last weekend and it was my first time meeting her! She was so sweet and fit right in with the whole Todd Clan! It was a great anniversary!!!! Bryan and I both love to spend time with each other’s families and it was perfect to be surrounded by family on our anniversary! Here are some pictures from the weekend: | So it has been one year! I can't believe it! The Todd family had a trip planned to Island Park(near Yellowstone in Idaho) for this last weekend. Since it was our anniversary we decided to make the trip our anniversary celebration. We got to hang out with a bunch of the Todd family. It was so cool since everyone up at the cabin had the last name Todd.... we were one huge happy family! The people that went were: Bruce, Keven, Jessica, Jeneca, Breanna, Mike,

7: Our Anniversary

9: So Bryan and I decided to go up to Roosevelt for the end of our Spring Break. It was a layed back couple of days. We golfed, played soccer and I helped Carla set up her blog!!! It was nice to get away from Salt Lake for a couple of days and boy did it feel like Spring! The temperature was perfect the whole time we were there! I did forget my camera this trip bit quickly remembered that I could use my cell phone camera.... they are a bit grainer than my usual pictures but it all worked out! Here are the pictures from our trip:

10: So we got our last pictures from Bette. These are pictures at 7 weeks of age. He is such a cutie. We have most of the apartment puppy proofed at this point and I have done most of the purchases for his arrival. We have a nice sized crate for him and my Mom got him a cumfy little bed. I can't wait for him to arrive. He is going to be flown to us via Delta. I am counting down the days until he arrives!!!

11: So we picked up Kumo on Saturday at the airport. We had some people over for the weekend so Kumo got used to having lots of people pick him up and play with him. He is settling in nicely to the daily routine. We had a freak snow storm a few days after getting him so we got to play with him in the snow. He of course loved it! We decided to take him up to Solitude since he loved it so much. He seems to like to sleep on our shoulders in the car.

12: Ben and Allyson's Sealing

13: So Ben (Bryan's mission companion, who he is still very close with) got sealed for all time and eternity in the Salt Lake temple on April 25th to Allyson! It was a beautiful day here in Salt Lake. It has been raining for the past few days so everything is just so green! Here are some pictures from the day.

14: Bruce goes to a lot of conferences around the country for his job, he decided to take Bryan to D.C. for company and because Bryan was looking into multiple law schools in the area; George Washington University, George Mason University, Georgetown University, and American University. Bryan had a lot of fun checking the schools out and wondering around D.C. while Bruce was in meetings. Bruce and Bryan also traveled to Gettysburg and spent a whole day there. It was quite the experience. Both Bruce and Bryan love history, so D.C. kept them very entertained.

16: We made it out to Roosevelt shortly after getting Kumo. The weather was so nice. It was a perfect spring weekend in Roosevelt!

19: We made it up to Zions National Park this summer with the gang : Ash, Bk, Kevin, Mallori, Devin, Jessica and Keven.

21: Bryan and I really picked up hiking this summer. I had a photography class that I was taking pictures for and here are some of the photos from the hike that day.

22: Here are my portfolio pictures from my photography class this summer

24: The Hussey's invited us out to spend the weekend on their house boat on Lake Powell. Bryan, Tyler and I drove to Lake Powell and meet up with the Hussey's on the docks and boarded the boat. They had already found a spot for the house boat. The weekend was filled with good food, friends and family. The only mishap over the weekend was a short- lived thunderstorm with winds so strong it almost unanchored the house boat. Other than that we had a wonderful time. Thanks Hussey's!!

27: I randomly got in contact with another Klee Kai owner. We decided to meet up at a near by Dog park. Nikki and John have a Klee Kai that is very similar to Kumo, only smaller. We had a great time meeting them and ended up coming back to our apartment and having dinner together. Who knew that Nikki and I would become such great friends. Nikki and John ended up watching Kumo for us when we went to Hawaii and loved having two dogs so much that they brought Makoa home a few months later. | Nikki

28: The Todd's decided to go four wheeling in Kamas

29: Keven and Jessica planned this nice short camping trip with the Todd's. We stayed one evening in Kamas and rented two four wheelers. We had a blast even with the very short downpour. There is nothing like some time outdoors with Family. We had tin foil dinners and eggs and bacon for breakfast. The short trip was just what we needed!

30: So as you all know, Bryan and are are super busy with school. Well I have found that I love to go hiking! It's a great way for me to relieve stress. There is an off leash nature walk near our house that I love to take Kumo to all the time. Bryan usually is really busy with school and work, but I managed to get him to do a big hike with me last month. There is a canyon near us called millcreek and it has a bunch of hiking trails that you can take your dogs off leash on odd days. We did this 2 hour hike up to a little lake. I about died and Bryan and Kumo were both totally good to go. This was Kumos first big hike and he is totally an athletic little guy. Bryan and I like to say he thinks he is a wolf when he is off leash because he runs around in the bushes. What a silly pup!

31: So Fall is coming to an end. All the leaves are falling and we had our first snow of the year. Kumo was so excited but I am not sure he really knew what it was. We have been spending a lot more time at Nikkis lately since they have gotten Makoa. I love going over there for a girls/pups night.

32: Our snowy Hike | Bryan, Keven and I decided to go on a hike with Kumo to test out our new snow spikes. The spikes worked great! There wasn't a lot of snow, but it was enough that we had fun. It started snowing at our turn around point. Kumo definately is in his element in the snow. Look how well he blends into the background!

34: Tanner in winter is my favorite time of year. Tanner is about 15 minutes from our apartment and is 88+ acres of off-leash area for people and thier dogs. I LOVE IT! | so many

35: Some quality time with Kumo

36: Thanksgiving

37: So for Thanksgiving this year Bryan and I went up to the Todd Ranch. Bryan, Keven and I waited until Jessica flew into Salt Lake from Cali, and then started on the road to Bluebell. We got to Grandma and Grandpa Todd’s a little after 1pm on Thanksgiving Day. A bunch of Bryan’s extended family was there. Unfortunately I had come down with a very bad cold, and was pretty sick on Thursday and Friday. Thanksgiving was yummy, and the games with the family were silly! I was definitely thankful for cold medicine this year and a nice warm bed to sleep in. Friday was a day spent with Bryan’s immediate family. We did some Christmas decorating and Kiley did the tree all by herself! Notice I am not in the pictures because I didn’t want my sick face yucking up the pictures. Anyhow we ended Friday watching the movie Angels & Demons. Boy do I LOVE that movie! Saturday we all packed up and made our way out to Provo. It was the BYU vs UTAH game and Keven, Jess, Bruce, Bryan and I were to go to the game. Well due to the fact I still felt sick, I opted out of going and went along with Carla and Kiley on a little shopping trip and some girl time. We stopped at this party store in Lehi and I had my first Zortz candy, it was so yummy! After that Carla, Kiley, and I made our way to the Gateway mall in Salt Lake and got a pedicure! It was wonderful, especially on a cold day like today. Unfortunately we had to walk out in the cold after the pedicure in flip flops as to not ruin our nail polish. That was not so wonderful. We ended the day with some paradise bakery. What a wonderful Thanksgiving! Notice I did not mention the score of the BYU vs UTAH game I do not accept the outcome, so I am not reporting on it! Hahah Here are the pictures didn’t take hardy any since I wasn’t feeling well..

38: Senior Project

39: So for my Computer Engineering Senior Project a group of us had to design and build something relevant to our studies. We decided to build dynamic source filtering sunglasses. Our goal was to design some sort of glasses that would blot out bright lights like the sun. We accomplished this by designing a processor that read in brightness levels from a camera mounted about your eye. The processor would then determine which light sources to blot out based on a variable threshold. The processor would then tell the LCD to darken certain pixels. The LCDs were running at 60Hz so it would refresh faster than your eye could move. This allowed our processor to track bright lights and blot them out even when they were moving (or when you were moving). Today was demo day and here are some pictures from it. There were three other senior project teams. Each team had four team members and I was the only girl on any team. All teams successfully completed their projects and our professor announced today that we all got A’s! Here are some pictures from the day:

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