Monday, December 27, 2010


Christmas this year was amazing. I can't remember the last time I enjoyed this holiday so much. This year has been one of the craziest, busiest, hardest, most rewarding years I've had in... probably ever. lol. I'm so excited for a new year and to see what challenges and adventures await!

But on to the holiday. We did lunch with my G. Patti in Poky on the way down to logan on christmas eve. Rach, Ben and Taterbug met us down there and we ate at Mama Inez. It was pretty good. I had this cream cheese chicken burrito.. YUM! After hanging out with grandma we headed down to utah to the rest of the fam. We dropped off my dad and bean, picked up my aunt crissy and headed into town. We had some last minute shopping that needed to get done. Every year my family provides christmas for a family that can't afford it. This year we got to help out a family that we actually knew and it was amazing. After we dropped off the presents and food we had to circle around to get back home and as we drove past the house we were able to see everyone gathered around the table looking through the boxes with the kids going through the presents. It was an emotional sight. I think we all got a little choked up. This is my favorite tradition that my family does. Every year I look forward to it. It will definitely be one that I carry on with my family. :)

But before we did that we had the christmas eve dinner. It was the usual turkey, ham (ick), green bean casserole (yummy).... basically all the food you eat at THanksgiving. I've already shared my opinion on THAT particular subject so moving on. lol. After dinner we did the secret santa and then went caroling at a family friend. I love my fam! We do the 12 days of christmas song every year. We even have poster signs to hold up when it comes to our day. lol. And the boys do 5 golden rings and it's hilarious! One year I'll have to record them so I can share it with everyone. lol. They really get into it. After that we opened up our pjs and played the christmas game. Everyone starts with a present, sits in a circle and GG reads us The Night Before Christmas. Every time she says the word 'the' we have to rotate the gift to our left. Then when the book is done the littlest go first. They either open the gift they have or exchange it for a different one. It's always funny to see who wants what. This year I got.... drum roll please.... a 5lb container of Dubble Bubble Gum. 380 pieces to be exact. lol. I've been fighting for this gift for three years and I finally got it! YAHOOO!! lol.

Christmas morning my dad woke us up around 8 because he couldn't stand lying in bed any longer. lol. He's more of a kid than we are. This year was awesome. My mom got the Nook! I'm super jealous because her's is the new NookColor one that is a full touch screen. And my dad got a laptop since he's going back to school in January :) I got lots of goodies and beaner definitely got hooked up as well. I think she's probably most excited about her Michael Jackson dance thingy for the Wii. lol. That day consisted of watching movies, taking naps and eating leftovers. It was very relaxing. We packed up and headed home the next morning. All in all it was a fabulous holiday and this was a ridiculously long post. Hope you enjoyed! lol.

P.s. Has anyone else being counting down the days? Because there are only three!! Excitement doesn't even come close to describing how I'm feeling :)

Monday, December 13, 2010

SaN FraNcisCo

I'M GOING TO SAN FRANCISCO FOR NEW YEARS!!! I am so freakin excited! Bought my plane tickets a couple weeks ago and have been lying awake every night thinking of all the fun things we are going to do and see. I have two friends out there, Katie and Richard. They both work on the blog that we have for reviews and interviews and such. They are pretty much two of the coolest people ever and I can't wait to finally meet them in person. We talk everyday, text all night and me and KD occasionally web chat. It's going to be awesome!

All three of us are currently suffering from lack-of-sleep-christmas-eve-type feelings. lol. Literally the first four or five nights I would lie awake for HOURS because my brain wouldn't shut off. I'd keep going over everything that I was going to experience and see and all the possibilities. It made me feel better when I called KD at 2:45 am and she was still awake too. lol. Her little boy was sick, but I like to tell myself it's because she is so excited as well. I'm pretty sure that there will be lots of screaming, laughing, hugging and crying (on KD's end. lol) when we see each other at the airport. It's going to be quite the spectacle. I CAN"T WAIT!!!

As far as the touristy things go, the only thing I really want to do is tour Alcatraz. I love touring old prisons. Of course we'll spend a day at Pier 39 and Fisherman's Wharf but other than that I have no definite plans. So if anybody has any suggestions of things that are a must see, feel free to leave a comment. lol.
The next 17 days can't go by fast enough! YAYAYAYAYAY!!!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Christmas is in the air

So as many of you know (maybe?) I am not a huge Christmas fan. I love the reason for the season (obviously) but I don't like the music, the traffic or the decorating. I appreciate the decorations, I just don't like having to put them up and then take them back down a month later. Maybe because in my family decorating for Christmas was this grueling, hours long process in which everyone became frustrated at one point or another. However, now that I'm on my own I felt my townhouse needed a little christmas cheer. Or rather my roommates did. Lol. They are christmas fanatics! A week after Halloween the tree went up. Stockings were hung on the wall, snowflake lights were wrapped around the kitchen window, my christmas wreath was adorning the dining room wall and little christmas-y trinkets were scattered about. Deep breath in and out. lol. I don't mind the decorations, really, but that was a little too early for me.

So I did it the right way with Kelsey, Kyleur and Cameron. The four of us are together pretty much all the time. Kels has her own home and she, of course, needed a tree. So we rallied up the boys and borrowed a tree from Mama Horman, along with all the decorations we would need. It was actually a lot of fun. And the tree turned out beautiful! After the lights went up we realized that we didn't have any hooks for the ornaments! So off to WallyWorld we go. lol. We made a pit stop at Maverick for some hot cocoa and then headed to finish the tree. The end result was awesome :) After that we watched a chick flick and chatted until 3 am. It was a perfect evening. And the boys learned how to decorate a tree!.... kinda. lol.

Also, about 2 weeks ago me and my fam did a craft day where we made christmas wreaths. Here are some pics, along with pics from Kelsey's house.

Craft DAy!

Our beautiful wreaths. lol

Cam being silly for the camera
The four musketeers! :)

Huggin our Christmas Tree!

And I couldn't resist putting in this cute pic of my favorite little snow bunny :)