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Wednesday, December 24, 2008


At what age do you stop getting so much for Christmas?

Between 5 kids plus a brother in law, 2 parents, 1 dog, and 1 baby what can I say? Santa still comes to our house! Merry Christmas everyone!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

4th Annual Christmas Sweater Party

What better way to bring in the Christmas season than with an ugly Christmas sweater party? It was a great way to premier our new place and introduce our new roommates. We had a great turnout full of fabulous sweaters. I even got a sweet Christmas charm bracelet at a white elephant party the night before. We love this annual tradition and are already looking forward to next year's party-maybe with a slightly new theme.

my sweet charm bracelet selling in salons near you for the low price of $16. Who would ever pay $16 for this thing?
our new roommate Carrie, me, and Nettie
me, Nettie, Jen, Lindsay

Rocky, Roman(yes that's an ugly sweater), Nettie, Quinn, Carrie, and me
old roommates

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Monday, December 8, 2008

Karlee Comes to Visit...And Chelsea

Chelsea had the great idea to come drive up with me after Thanksgiving and spend the week visiting friends and family before Jeff flew in for the weekend. I loved having her and Karlee here all week. We took her to see the elves at Gardner Village and the lights at Temple Square but we didn't last long in the frigid weather. She also tried peas for the first time, started sitting up better, had bath time, and met lots of new people (mine and Chelsea's friends). It was so fun coming home from work everyday and playing with her. Karlee is such a good baby, but she was definitely off her schedule/routine here. After the week was over and Chelsea was up lots in the night with Karlee, I'm not so sure she thinks it was such a great idea to spend a week away from home. She did get to see lots of old friends and roommates and also spend time with her in laws, but you'll have to ask her if it was worth it. She might be regretting our almost two week trip to Missouri coming up. I on the other hand am loving all the time I get to spend with her and Karlee.

Saturday, December 6, 2008


I always head down to St. George for Thanksgiving. This year was no different. I got down there Wednesday night after quite the drive complete with a 45 minute stop in Filmore for a bathroom stop and some food (at Larry's Drive In). Grabbing something to eat took a little longer than expected, but we weren't in too big of a hurry. I went down with a couple of friends which made the drive so nice.

I got up Thursday morning and went for a long run to try to burn off some of the millions of calories I knew I would be eating. The rest of the fam including Marsha and Gale and their two youngest girls started showing up. We had a delicious meal (my grandma is a great cook even if she thinks it's not good) followed by some good family fun.

We spent a couple of days in St. George before heading to Vegas for a couple days. We did a little shopping but avoided most of the Black Friday shopping/"deals". Is it really a good deal if you have to get up before 4am to get it? We kept the tradition of going to the craft fair. I got some good ideas for craft projects.

I have so much to be thankful for. Even though the holiday was over a week ago, I couldn't let it go without posting about how blessed I really am. Compared to all the craziness going on in the world these days, I am one lucky girl!

the whole fam
Karlee with the cousins

Karlee got her first haircut Karlee and me

Karlee loves the bumbo