Sunday, December 13, 2009

It's beginning to look alot like Christmas!

Is everyone feeling the happy holiday spirit in the air?! We sure are! There is a lot going on this time of year and we are really enjoying it. This week alone we had our ward christmas party, ward temple night, super saturday, and my work christmas party. All of those events were so wonderful. I was so glad that Michael was finally able to meet the excellent and kind people that I work with, and it's always fun to get to know people's personalities outside of work. Of course, the one thing that brings the christmas spirit the most for me is the TREE! I was absolutely certain that we must have a real one, and the smell has been totally worth it. I'm in love with the tree topper. Loriol from work hooked me up, thanks girl :). I find myself just sniffing the tree daily. I water it everyday thanks to the example of my father every year. It's really fun to have our first christmas tree :). I have some other decorations up too and it just feels really nice.

We also got our first big snow of the season just in time for the holidays. And Anessa was here visiting with us to enjoy it! She came for the weekend and we were SO glad to have her. She somehow seems to always have non snow friendly shoes on when it snows though... darn it!haha! We hung out with Anessa everyday during the summer, so it was really fun to have her back.Brooke came over for dinner with us and I just love this picture. It just reminds me of the good ol' days of chillin out at our apartment at camden in Rexburg. Brooke, is trying to show you the ring she's wearing (don't worry, it's mine) and be the center of the picture haha, anesssa is battling brooke for attention in the picture, I'm making cookies, and michael is just trying to watch the fireside. haha. Just so typical. LOVE IT!

The Woodmansee parents come into town this week, and then we head to Oregon on the 22nd. SO MUCH FUN STUFF COMING UP!!!! I can barely stand it, I'm so excited! I LOVE DECEMBER! I hope you're all enjoying the holidays as well.


Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Our Very Happy First Thanksgiving Together!

There is so much to say and SO many pictures to share about our first Thanksgiving weekend. Michael and I went to Vegas to spend the holiday with Em, Steve, Easton, and Carly! Oh where to begin. It was absolutely fantastic! Thanksgiving day was great. Emily cooked up a storm, I made a pie, Em and Steve got a chocolate pie especially for me (which was divine by the way), we ate at Emily's friends Nick and Christi's house, Christi also cooked up a storm, all of the food was DELICIOUS, there were 4 adorable children to play with and watch, the boys took naps, the girls plotted our shopping adventures, it was a perfect day. I ended the day stuffed just like it should be! And black friday... wowza! We didn't go to sleep. We shopped from Midnight to 4 AM! I gotta say, while we were out, I had a great time! When we got in the car to drive home, I was pooped! There were some sweet deals though, so I guess that explains the traffic and tons of people! Ok, so I have so many fun pictures and stories to share about the best part of the weekend... playing with the family :). So, I'm going to post them all and if you don't make it all the way through, it's all good!Easton has SUCH a great imagination! I cannot explain to you how much I enjoyed playing with him and watching him play and hear him come up with such fun imaginary games. We were making funny faces here :). One of his favorites was to play pirates! The couch was our ship, michael and easton made a treasure map, and we would swim through the sea looking for burried treasure! SO ADORABLE!OH! Are there words for how beautiful this baby is? I think not. I enjoyed every second with her. She had such good smiles and chatter for me. I don't know of a happier baby.The Strip! I am seriously fascinated with the strip. I just find it all quite amazing and I love going down there. Michael had never been and he really enjoyed it. Although, the truth is that he mostly enjoyed listening in on all of the Chinese people. Em and I even chatted with Elvis, just for you dad :)Christmas festivities! We went to the cactus gardens to see the lights and Santa. It was awesome. Just what I needed to get in the spirit. I was so proud of Easton, I went right up to Santa and told him what he wanted for Christmas. And the greatest hosts ever. I love Emily and Steve so much. We had such a blast. We played a seriously intense game of Risk (Steve dominated) and just enjoyed each other. We really had an amazing time in Las Vegas, thank you SO MUCH Rogers!!Look familiar?!! It's grandma's house and the tire shop!! I took Mikey to BEAVER! WAHOO! I was seriously so happy to be there. It has been far too long and I have some wonderful memories there. We were able to visit with Grandma for almost 2 hours and Val and Ila for a bit as well! Grandma is sharp as a tac and we had such a fun time! Sorry about the marathon post. I just had so much fun and wanted to share it all. I had THE WORST case of the Mondays when we came home. I was not happy to leave at all. But luckily, there is always something to look forward to and Michael and I really enjoy our lives here in Provo. I'm SO THANKFUL!