Tuesday, December 30, 2008

It's the most wonderful time of the year!

Holy moly time is FLYING!!! December has been crazy but absolutely wonderful! It has been full of lots of family and friends. Let’s recap what has been going on :)
*We went up to Logan to do family picts but we got snowed out so it was a bonus weekend with Mike’s family and we saw the cutest play at USU! Thanks mom and dad Brown!
*Mom Rogers came out to Utah to get Logan from BYU, that’s always a fun bonus!
*There was lots of shopping done
*We went up to Logan for Christmas on the 23rd and were there till the 27th.
*While up in Logan we did lots of fun stuff like sledding, fun family dinners, lots of movie watching, playing with my cute nieces, and lots of games.
*It snowed at least a foot on Christmas day so I finally got my white Christmas! It actually started as rain and we were sledding in it! It was supper wet and I was drenched!
*Mike’s mom and dad took us up to this place called Hardware Ranch where and I went on a wagon ride and saw a herd of about 400 elk... it was sweet!
*We flew out to Colorado on the 27th with 2 of my cousins and are here till the 4th... whohoo!
*A bonus this year was my aunt and uncle from Chicago and their 2 boy’s came out for Christmas and they are all so much fun!!
*This last Sunday, Logan had his farewell and open house for his mission and it was a great day filled with lots of family and friends!
*We have watched lots of movies, EATEN LOTS, played lots of games, had some friends over, and just chilled!
*Monday night, Emily and I kidnapped my 2 cousins and my little sister for a girl’s night where we got treats at Sonic and then we danced in the mall parking lot for an hour! It was so much fun!

Anyways, the fun continues! I will continue with updates and picts... but a Merry Christmas to all and a Happy New Year! We love you all!!!!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Getting ready for the holidays!

Well, about a week before Thanksgiving, Mike and I went and bought a couple of Christmas crafts. Okay, maybe a few more than a couple lol. So we went to Michaels and got some cute stuff :) We got a tree and a snowman… thing... that had holes for lights and I got to paint them. Well this is how they turned out... supper cute right? Then we got a couple of ornaments that Mike and I painted together! They turned out REALLY cute! Mikes is the Gingerbread man and the snowman and he did an AWESOME job! My favorite is the gingerbread man :) I did the rest. I also go these two snowmen that I painted also and they turned out great! I was so proud of myself for making my own decorations and for cheep! All of that plus the paint and supplies were only $30! I think I did good! The weekend before Thanksgiving, Mike and I got our VERY FIRST CHRISTMAS TREE! It is an awesome tree and Mike liked that it started out as a Charlie Brown tree! We had lots of fun putting it up and Mike was very good at it all! About 3 hours and 800 lights later, our tree was finished! I of course had to have it up before the first of December so that we can enjoy it for the rest of the year! Then this last week I went and got a wreath and some berries and ribbon and made a cute wreath that is now on my door! I can't believe I figured out how to do all that! I love Christmas! This is one of my favorite parts of being married, doing all this fun stuff together like buying our first Christmas tree, and doing crafts together, listening to Christmas music under our lighted Christmas tree... It is all so wonderful! The only thing is... is has HARDLY snowed yet! I WANT IT TO SNOW WITH ALL OF MY HEART! Well... I am sure it is soon to come :)

Oh Goodness... Beginning of November!

Well... I have been meaning to update our blog for way too long. I have taken all these pictures and mean to blog about them but this time of year is so busy! So I am going to do this in sections as if I had been doing it over the past few weeks. To begin, my in-laws were able to come down and spend a day with us andgo to the last BYU home football game (Nov. 8th) and we had a lot of fun! They spent one night with us where we barbequed hamburgers and hotdogs and just enjoyed each others company! Then that same weekend there was a Nauvoo reunion where about 65 of us from our semester gathered at a fellow Nauvooers home and chatted with everyone! It was soooo much fun to see so much of the Nauvoo gang like Matt, Brant, Kilay and Kelts (I was sad Jessie couldn't make it though). Then, like many other women and girls, I too went and saw the Movie Twilight the day after it came out! And you wanna know what? I have the best husband in the world because he went with me and we had a great time! Thanks honey… I love you!