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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Christmas in Vegas

I love Christmas. It's my favorite holiday. It is so much more fun with kids. We went down to the Bellagio on Christmas Eve. Traffic was out of control. It probably won't be a new family tradition, but it was something fun to do this year. We met up with Chelsea and Jeff's friends. The inside was really cool. Karlee loved it.

Karlee and her little friend. She's not too into smiling for the camera.

After the Bellagio, we found a house that had a light show set to music on the radio. It was pretty cool. We came home and had chili for dinner and opened our traditional Christmas Eve pajamas.

Karlee's Grandma V made her some PJs

Christmas morning was really fun. Karlee got a ton of stuff. She get really into opening her presents but also wanted to play with all her new toys. It was definitely fun watching her.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

The Big 3-0

I've sort of been dreading turning 30 for a while (maybe even a few years), but like it or not, the big day came. I started the birthday celebration the night before with the annual too close to Christmas crappy December birthdays party. Even though we have birthdays right before/after the holidays, we had lots of friends come and celebrate with us.

My actual birthday was a great day. I woke up early and went to spinning at the gym. I loved starting out the day with a good workout. I pretty much finished my 30 by 30 list. Chelsea hacked my blog to post this. I flew to Vegas in the early afternoon. Chelsea and I got pedicures. We went to dinner at Chilis with a friend, my college roommate Eleisha.

She gave me some pretty flowers and a box of 30 funny memories over the years. I got lots of phone calls, texts, emails, and facebook messages.

It was a great day.

My friend was in Vegas for the BYU game. When plans to meet up didn't work out, she surprised me the next day with

Even though I have a too close to Christmas crappy December birthday, and I'm no longer in my 20s, so far the big 3-0 isn't as bad as I've always feared. We'll see how the rest of the year goes.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Happy Birthday Aubrey!!

Aubrey turns the BIG 3-0 Today! Don't forget to wish her a Happy Birthday!! She is such a good big sister, aunt, and friend! Hope you have a great day Aubrey!! Love, Chels

Monday, December 14, 2009

Work Party

I love my job! Our staff Christmas party consisted of eating yummy catered food, watching Polynesian dancers (including some staff participation), staff gifts, and a visit from Santa all during the paid workday. In case you're wondering, this is part of the reason why I commute. I love this place!

Saturday, December 5, 2009


After 4 years of annual ugly Christmas sweater parties, we decided to add a new twist this year...a sparkle theme. Who doesn't love sparkles?!? The party was lots of fun. We had a lot of people here-some in ugly sweaters, some in sparkles, and some in regular clothes. It was a great way to kick off the holiday season.

lots of great sparkles and ugly sweaters

More Showers

My team at work is exploding with things to celebrate...weddings, babies, etc. So, what do you do? Have a combined baby/wedding shower. Melinda is getting married this month, and Alyssa is having a baby next month. It's always fun socializing outside of work. Thanks Gaby for always hosting these fun parties.