Saturday, December 27, 2008


Christmas came and went so fast this year I could not believe it. Instead of being alone on Christmas eve, I spent the night at mom and dads. It was pretty mellow this year because my brother didn't have his kids this year for Christmas morning. It was fun though, and I enjoyed spending some time with my parents. The kids didn't come until later in the afternoon, so I pretty much relaxed, watched some tv, read a book, and took a nap until they arrived. I didn't get many pictures this year because Kim,Stacey and the kids still had to open gifts at their house together as a family so they didn't stay too long at moms.

We always seem to go overboard with gifts on Christmas because we have such a small family, but this year we decided to do family gifts instead. I think it worked out great

Colby,Tanner & Stacie

These 2 are growing up way too fast! I feel so old and wish that i could shrink them down in size and age. I love them so much. :)

Because we got so much snow, Kolbey and I decided to go outside and build a snowman. Its been years since I've built one. Kolbey was so dang cute. He gave the snowman so much character. Thanks Kobs for being such a great sport. Love you!
Here is our finished snowman. Isn't he so cute? And Brittany has to totally ruin our picture by being the scene stealer. HaHa..Thanks alot Brit!!

For family gifts my parents gave Kim, Stacie and the kids as well as Bethie and I a Wii. We were so excited. I also got a wii fit from Kim, Stacey and the kids. After dinner mom and I headed over to Kims house because they had theirs set up. Holy cow..I can't believe how fun it is!! Its amazing what it it can do really. We even got my mom to play a couple of games and she really enjoyed it. Way to go Mom!! :)
Here is Stacie playing some baseball.

And Tanner and Colby really got into the boxing. It really is quite the workout, so much that they head sweat dripping off of their forheads...haha!! Check out Tanners arm..its nothing but a blur.

It was a great Christmas even though it is still kind of a blur because it is over so quick. I enjoyed my time spent with my awesome family. I missed Bethie alot though. I look forward to seeing her on Sunday. :)

I hope you all had a great and memorable Christmas.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

A little bit of dust never hurt anyone.....

I think that the angels got a little behind on their dusting up above, and decided to make yesterday their cleaning day...haha! Seriously though, we got some major snow. Don't get me wrong, I love it...but I have a hard time with the cold. It pretty much started snowing around 9 am and didn't stop until around 4ish. was pretty crazy.
Sorry for the random picture taking of cars. I really didn't have much to take a picture of since I was at work. :)

The company truck covered in snow!

Bethies car covered in snow!

You can really see how much we got in this picture..I would say around 8-10 inches!

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Monday, December 15, 2008

I can't wait to see this movie...

The cute mouse with a BIG

I know...I'm still a kid at heart!!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Shop til you drop!!

Friday I took the day off of work and mom and I did some major Christmas shopping...well, I did anyway. I also thought that I would do some more shopping yesterday to try and get done. Can I just say that I LOVE Christmas, but I absolutely HATE to Christmas shop....Bleh!! I hate the crowds, the greedy people, the pushy people, the traffic, endless lines, and last but not least.....the crying, screaming, bratty kids!! Why is it that kids seem SO bratty this time of year!? I hope they know...Santas watching! :P

I ♥ Your Blog Award!

I got awarded the I ♥ Your Blog Award by Shelly. Thanks Shell :) I too am very addictited to the blog world lately. I think it is a great way to keep friends and family up to date on what is happening in your life. I really enjoy looking at all of your blogs or just surfing other blogs.

Here are the rules: I get to ♥ seven other blogs that I love reading. If your blog makes my list, you get to post your award, thank the person who gave it to you (thats me!) and then choose seven other blogs that you feel deserve this awsome award!

And the awards go to:

  • Brittany

  • Carly

  • Loni

  • Ashley

  • Laiza

Saturday, December 6, 2008

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree...

Ahhh..Christmas. I love it!! There is something about decorations,lights and putting up the Christmas tree that really gets me in the holiday spirit. Unfortunately, I have been feeling a little bit under the weather these last few days and didn't even "help" Bethie put up the tree or decorate it this year. :( I didn't write this post for sympathy on my part...but wanted to share some fun pictures of our holiday decor.

Our cute Christmas Tree!

Our little tree outside & the lamp-post

Bethie decorating the tree

Lights Inside

Lights outside

**Favorite Ornaments**

My favorite is the Polar Bear Angel

Bethies favorite is the clarinet with music

And of course we both love THE JAZZ ornament!

All I can say now is...Happy decorating! Bring on Christmas!! :)

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

43 Years!!

Today is my Mom and Dads anniversary. They have been married 43 Years! I love them both so much!! Thanks for everything Mom and Dad!!! Here is to many more years of marriage. :)

tHaNkSgIvInG gEt-A-wAy!!!

We did Thanksgiving a little different this year. We decided to go south to Mesquite, Nevada and to warmer weather. We had dinner at Cindy and Ron's Thursday night. Cindy and Ron is Staceys mom and step-dad for those of you that don't know and Stacey is my sister-in-law. Everything was delicious of course and I ate way too much!! Here are some pics from the weekend.

The boys-Kolbey,Colby, Kasey and Tanner--I couldn't get a pic without them pulling some sort of face!

I love this picture of my mom and Brittany. It only took about 3 times to get my mom to actually smile, sort of.

Michelle,Courtney and Stacey visiting with family and friends.

Here is dad, mom and Kim and they are all pretty much smiling. WOW!

After dinner we went back to the motel and hung out for a while and just relaxed. We went to the Casino for a little bit and lost $5.00. Yeah we are not big gamblers, what can we say.


We slept in for awhile because we were all exhausted from the trip down and all the Yummy food. We couldn't find the rest of the fam for breakfast so we skipped that and went to lunch and we found them at the same resteraunt anyways..haha!

We went and watched the boys play some miniture golf. We walked about 2 blocks and went to get tickets for this movie:

I thought the movie was just OK. I wasn't as dissapointed as I thought I would be, but I didn't love it either. I thought there was alot of "cheesy" parts and I didn't like Bella in the movie. She bothered me more in the book than in the movie, but I think they could of casted a much better "Bella". And of course the book is ALWAYS better than the movie.
After the movie we headed back up to Cindy and Ron's for leftovers. I think everything is so much better the day after. :) We visited with the fam for awhile, had some cake in celebration of mom and dads anniversary and then all the kiddos were getting anxious to do some bowling. Bethie and I didn't really want to bowl, so we went to see how much the movie was that was playing in the same casino. It was only $2.00 and this is what we saw again:
Love, Love, Love this movie!! Makes me want to get up and sing and dance! :)

~Saturday- Vegas Baby!!~

Here is Brittany and I inside The Luxor . I think this hotel is amazing and it was way pretty inside with all the festive lights.

We made our way over to the MGM Grand where we actually got lost inside and coud not, for the life of us, find our way out..haha! Not only did we get lost but we picked a day when the Jonas Brothers were in town. OMG I have never seen so many teenage girls in all of my life in one area. It was insane!!
New York New York
- my favorite hotel in Vegas!

M&M Factory - 4 floors of nothing but M&M fun!! And yes, you can even see how these delish candies are made. :)

The wall of M&M's in every color imagineable.

What would be a post without a cheesey picture? Haha

After walking all the way up to Caesars Palace I was exhausted!! I don't think my feet and my legs were ever going to be the same, but there was something here that Bethie and I wanted to see.

I think I worked up an appetite when I saw this beauty of a sign. I would have loved to eat here. Maybe someday...

The moving statues. This is where the water and light show took place. It was pretty cool.

Ahhh Paris.. One of these days I will go and see the "real" Eiffel Tower, but until then, this is as good as it gets. It is beautiful at night when its all lit up.

We finally made it back down to the beautiful Bellagio where we waited in anticipation for the amazing fountains. They were being played to the sounds of Chistmas. :)

Bethie and Brittany before the fountains started.

Love this picture of the fountains.

After a long day of walking we were ready to head back to Mesquite to get some well needed rest for the trip home the next day. I was sad to see it come to an end because we had a fun trip, but then I was happy to be going home and back to a familiar environment. It was a great vacation that I will always remember :)
I hope you all had a fun and Happy Thanksgiving!!