Friday, February 10, 2012

FINALLY...

Okay so we finally have a profile on itsaboutlove.org. https://itsaboutlove.org/ial/profiles/24361624/ourMessage.jsf
We have been in the process of adoption for several years, much longer than most people but we have had moves and other various things get in our way. We have been blessed with the most loving and supportive family and friends that have helped us navigate through emotions and logistics.
I feel like our profile has several older pictures of us but not a lot of up to date photos so I'll be posting pictures with captions of course.
Stay tuned...this blog will be updated regularly...

Monday, November 29, 2010

Fantastic Weekend

Thanksgiving weekend was fantastic this year! Nick was out of school Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and Megan was off from the Ritz on Saturday and Sunday. Our friends, the Montierth's, had us over for a great Thanksgiving dinner with tons of great food, especially the great pies.

Because Megan was off on Saturday and Sunday, we decided to go to our favorite place in Florida. Bonifay. Never heard of it? All the better for us; we're happy to have it all to ourselves! Great family, endless fun things to do, and pig outs on a daily basis. There is no telling how many times we've gone to bed with a stomach ache. It probably happens more often than not.

For those who don't know, Nick and Megan are big time college football fans. We LOVE going to games wherever and whenever we can. Our favorite teams are the Utes and the Seminoles, so in turn we hate, despise, loathe (pick your verb that's the opposite of like or respect) the Cougars and the Gators. In Michigan we had the opportunity to go to the Big House to watch Utah play Michigan

 and in September 2010 we had the opportunity to go to the FSU vs. BYU game. Nick was very respectful in Michigan, usually making his comments under his breath so that Michigan fans couldn't hear, but embarrassingly he wasn't so quiet at the FSU BYU game. At one point, with several BYU fans sitting in front of us, and with FSU well ahead in the game he would yell things like "BYU go back to Provo!" This was much to the chagrin of most of the BYU fans sitting around us, especially one who, after Nick yelled that gem, turned around, stared at Nick, and then got up and left as Nick cackled like a nut.

With a family in Bonifay as crazy about their college football as we are, and with the FSU vs. Florida game on ABC and the Utah vs. BYU game on CBS College Sports simultaneously, Saturday was a great day that saw us sitting in front of the TV switching between both games and Nick Mecham and Nic Bell yelling and screaming at both games all day long, and both being hoarse after the games.

For those who didn't see one, or the other, or either game, FSU came out smoking and steam-rolled Florida. Considering the Noles have lost to the Gators in 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, and 09, it was nice to see the Noles carry the day without any problems in a 31-7 drubbing. The game was over in the first quarter.

The Utah vs. BYU game on the other hand caused much anxiety, especially for Nick who couldn't stand to watch the Utes as they continually failed to get the ball into the endzone. In the second half, the Utes finally attempted to buckle down and actually play the game. Somehow, someway, the Utes pulled it out in the end and won 17-16 making it a fantastic college football weekend in the Mecham and Bell households.

As is usual amongst BYU fans, the excuses started immediately with the worst excuse being "the refs gave the Utes that game with a bad fumble call." Excuse me BYU babies, the refs also called a pass from Heaps to one of his receivers on 3rd and long a complete pass while the receiver was clearly bobbling the ball all the way out of bounds and never had control until he was completely out. That drive then led to a touchdown. So stop making excuses and buck up like Jake Heaps, your QB, who said "Utah played a great game and made the plays when they needed to make the plays." He earned our respect this weekend. Quit crying. No one call cost you the game, because as we recall, BYU marched right down the field and made an admittedly great strategic move by letting the clock run down to 4 seconds which meant that Utah couldn't get another play off, even a kick return. BYU was down 17-16 and had a field goal attempt right down the middle of the field. That would be the last play of the game and it was BLOCKED!!! That caused BYU to lose the game. Nothing more, nothing less. That is a fact.

It was a great game with a great, albeit lucky, play/block at the end of the game. It's a great rivalry and it's too bad that it won't be the last game of the season anymore. See you in September? GO UTES!! F-L-O-R-I-D-A  S-T-A-T-E  WOOO!!!! Until next year Cougars and Gators!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Just Do It...

I have a billion excues why I don't update my blog regularly. Here they are: no big event has happened, I don't have the time, Nick takes the computer to school, I don't have cute pictures for all posts, my thoughts don't translate well into the blog world, I don't live the life someone would check my blog for (I don't have kids or dogs or any exciting hobbies), etc...

Well those days of excuses are gone. I'm going to just do it! Thanks to many friend who are regular bloggers, granted their lives are more intriging than mine but they are my inspiration just the same. If I am going to blog more I need to actually find the blog worthy moments in my life.

This is my blog worthy moment today. There were two BIG events that happened that I haven't blogged about. Both weddings; Nick's sister Laura to the wonderful and dashing Robert in August




and my brother McLane to the beautiful and talented Jackie in October.


Nick and I were lucky enough to be in SLC for both occassions and loved being surrounded by our family and friends.

Loves to you all...

Saturday, May 29, 2010

84 Months

Nick and I have been married 84 months! Yes, it has been bliss...for the most part...I love Nick and think being married is the most fun!

We celebrated by para-sailing in Panama City Beach, FL...now some background...
before
I am EXTREMELY afraid of heights so when I suggested we go para-sailing Nick was surprised and a very willing participant. He was so convinced I would change my mind he almost immediately looked up several water sport companies and began comparing "deals". He found one acceptable (behind the Hooters parking lot, that should have been my first clue...) and off we went.

After parking, paying and riding the banana boat pulled by a jet ski to the boat. We were harnessed in and clipped to the parachute...

It was AMAZING and not scary at ALL... promise. We saw dolphins (which means there aren't sharks around) and it felt like we were on a swing...I loved it!

About 800 ft up (we were supposed to go up 1200 ft) we felt a jerk and saw the rope on the boat that is attached to our parachute fall in the water then we gently fell in the water. The dolphins started swimming over to us, again no sharks. We unattached ourselves, no thanks to the "skipper" on the boat that is afraid of sharks!?!

It really wasn't that bad of a "crash" landing, right after we "hit" the water Nick exclaimed that he lost his Ray Ban Aviator sun glasses that were well over $100! Just for the record, my $8 sunglasses never moved from my head.

Safely in the boat, the "captain" let us know what happened. He looked away for 10 sec and the rope let out too much. He offered to take us on a better ride when he got the rope fixed. We agreed and sit on the anchored boat for about 30 min. I almost fell asleep while sunning on the boat benches, Nick almost got sick...

The second ride we went up the full 1200 ft and it was AWESOME! I would do it again and am so happy I was with Nick...

We really are a great team!





after



Thursday, August 20, 2009

MAC




My nephew Mac is the best thing that ever happened! He is good on a skateboard, he is funny, nice, gentle, smart, sweet, tough, he loves to play, he loves to dance, he is an artist, he is a spelling wiz kid, he loves to snow board and he's great at it too, he wants to be a realtor and aggressive in-line skater when he "grows up", he has great blue eyes that "pop" when he wears anything, and he loves me!



I love you Mac and miss you already!




video




Friday, August 7, 2009

See Ya SLC

I'm trying to get the perfect blog in before we leave for Florida.


Do I share the details and pics of our quick Las Vegas drive? Finally being able to introduce Nick and Mac to "squeaky" cheese...ahhhh...yum!










Chocolate Cokes at the Coke Factory




"Apparently, I like squeaky cheese" -Mac



Do I post the beautiful scenery of the 24th of July hike to Sunset Peak with Nick's family? Mac being the trooper and never giving up. That guy amazes me.









Mac pointing to Sunset Peak w/ Nick




Mac standing on the peak



Or I could talk about my "best" friends that took me away for a relaxing and fun night at the Little America! Yummy sushi(Caterpillar my new fav), chocolate($50 worth), make-up(only MAC tonight), perfect pitch back in the day and movies that made us cry until 4AM. Thanks for the best night ladies!

Funky make-up


I guess I got it all in and stay tuned for a cross country trip and hopefully lots of beach stories.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

The Perfect Summer Day

I have had several perfect summer days since being back in the S.L.C.
I just happen to have pictures of this particular one.

6:30AM-7:45AM Walk with my great friend (no pics this early in the morning, thank goodness)

9AM-5PM


I get to spend all day with this dream boy!

7PM-12AMThen go out with my girls and our guys
watching the sexy cowboy, George Strait!

WHAT A GREAT DAY!