Sunday, November 30, 2008

Family fun.....

Yesterday my family thought it would be fun to get together and make gingerbread houses! I have always made gingerbread houses out of graham crackers so I was a little intimidated to make my own gingerbread. It was a bit of a pain to make (because I am a little challenged when it comes to cooking) but it turned out great! My mom and Amy were the only ones that bought the kits from the store....cheaters! Billy was supposed to help me with the house but got distracted when we showed up at Bryan and Camille's and the Jazz game was on TV. So Camille and I partnered up since her gingerbread broke :( Here are the results:

Our creation

Camille made me a Bella out of gum drops, she is even peeing on a tree....sooo tender!

Tricia and Jared made a log cabin

My mom's train

Billy and Bryan watching the Jazz game and Erin giving me her fake

There was a moment where our gingerbread house was almost destroyed because the table collapsed, but Camille with her cat like reflex's saved our house! Good times.

The stockings are hung....

I have been super excited to decorate for Christmas this year since this is our first Christmas in our house. I never really got into decorating for it before when I lived in an apartment. Thanksgiving night Billy's parents came over to our house to hang out with us. Peggy and I decorated the Christmas tree that is in our basement family room. It was a lot of fun! We watched "Polar Express" and "The Holiday", we also drank yummy hot chocolate. Thanks again Peggy for your help! The following night I decorated the living room and also rearranged the furniture. I am pretty pleased with the turn out. Billy still needs to decorate his tree and put some new lights on it since some of them don't My mom also gave me a bunch of decorations that she had, some of which she made herself (she painted the Santa Clause hanging on my wall). Can I just say I love Christmas time!!!!!

My mom gave me this nativity scene, I used to play with it as a child so I was super excited that I got it!

Millcreek hike...

Last friday I had the day off and I decided I wanted to go for a hike. I looked up on the internet places that I would be able to take dogs. Come to find out that all of the trails up Millcreek canyon are dog friendly. So I took Bella with me and we went on a four mile hike and it took us about two hours. I was impressed with how well my little pug did! P.S. I didn't take Abby because she does not do well with long distance.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


Elizabeth tagged me a week ago and I guess I have to do it :)

4 random things about my husband
1. He LOVES cake
2. He is surprisingly handy
3. He can sing country songs like no other :)
4. He makes the best lemon bars

4 movies I could watch more than once
1. For Love of the Game
2. Life As A House
3. Hot Chick
4. How To Lose A Guy In Ten Days

4 TV shows I watch
1. The Hills
2. The Office
3. Jon and Kate Plus 8
4. Pretty much any HGTV show

4 places I've been
1. England
2. Scotland
3. Mexico
4. San Francisco

4 people who email me regularly
1. Liz
2. Camille
3. Mom
4. Peggy

4 places I would like to visit
1. Africa
2. Italy
3. Bora Bora
4. Canada

4 things I am looking forward to this year
1. Getting my Associates Degree
2. First Thanksgiving with my husband (we always spent holidays separately)
3. First Christmas with my husband
4. Decorating my house for the holidays :)

4 people to tag
1. Liz and Kathy
2. Tanji
3. Camille
4. Amy, (you can write 4 random things about the person I live

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Christmas is coming.....

I bought Christmas decorations today, but I'm not done yet! Here is my cute little stash so far:
Now I just have to get my husband to hang up the lights. I think he has a very special friend that may want to help him with this task, you know who you are :)

Equality for all....

Saturday I went with my Aunt Liz and Aunt Kathy to the Proprosition 8 protest. It was a good experience as well as an eye opener. I have never been to a protest before so I had no idea what to expect. When we first arrived there were only a few people, and as the music started the people started coming in the masses. It was honestly a very peacful rally, good music and good speeches. I was looking around at the crowd and I could just see the love between all of the couples and how much they desire to have the same rights as everyone else. As the crowd started to march we walked by a truck load of people yelling hurtful chants one of which was "Shame on you!" There was absolutely no love in that truck and it was a very icky feeling walking by, looking these people in the eyes and seeing nothing but hate. I know how it made me feel to see and hear what this truck load of people were saying, but I can't even imagine how it made my Aunts feel. I turned to my Aunt Liz and said, "I can't believe this," and her response was "Welcome to our world." I just don't understand how there can be so much hate. I just want to tell my Aunts that I love you and support you fully, and to remember that change will happen and "the sky will not fall chicken little!"

Friday, November 14, 2008

Mmmm free pie!

My friend at work told me today that there was an awesome sale going on at Albertson's until November 18th. So if you need some yummy pie and ice cream (and who doesn't?), this is the deal:

BUY THIS: One Sara Lee Pie (37 oz.) at $6.39
GET THESE FREE: ONE Sara Lee Pie (37 oz.), TWO Breyers Ice Cream (1.5 qt.)

Buy 1, Get 3 FREE!
in a single transaction with your Preferred Savings Card
thru Nov 18

Monday, November 10, 2008

Stop staring at my lip

My biggest fear of my wedding day was that I would have a huge cold sore. Luckily this did not happen because I overdosed on my medication. Well I think the herpe gods were out for revenge and cursed me with the biggest cold sore EVER! Since I did not get one for my wedding it decided to come for my sisters wedding instead. My whole upper lip was swollen and I looked ridiculous. So I am sorry my cute sister for ruining all of your beautiful wedding pictures with Mount Herpe on my upper lip. The other thing that sucks about having a growth on your lip is no one wants to say anything, they just stare at it. I would just feel so much better if people would ask me, "What's up with your face?" then have them stare at my lip instead of my eyes while speaking to me. Ugh! Anyway it is getting better, the swelling is gone and now it just looks like I ate chocolate and I got some on my lip. Enough about me,Congrats Tricia and Jared on your marriage. It was such a beautiful day and I wish you both the best!

Here is a picture Camille took of me at the temple, trying to hide my hideousness.

Dancing with my niece

My two favorite boys!

Patricia & Jared 11-6-2008

Thanks Camille for the pictures ;)

Sunday, November 9, 2008

In case you are bored.....(Revised)

And you want a good laugh, go to this website:

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****My husband was threatening revenge if I didn't take the previous picture off. So here is a more appropriate****