Sunday, January 25, 2009


I have a problem. My head is hanging in shame as I type. I bought WAAAAYY too many ornaments after Christmas. I wanted to make ornament wreaths for everyone and my mom had mentioned she wanted one with design and not just some boring solid color one. Can I just say that KMart always has the greatest ornaments. The great thing about shopping this year is that people that shop at KMart usually don't buy ornaments after Christmas because, let's be honest, it's not a great thing to spend your money. Here's a pic of the majority of what I bought. I know....I'm retarded, but it was on sale!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Things I've Made

I have to brag about the pancake I made Jackson-boy. When I was in Kingman I asked him what kind of pancake he wanted. I was expecting him to say dinosaur (Hill has a cookie cutter to cheat with) but no, he said he wanted a lion. Im sure if I didn't say what it was, it'd be harder to tell, but still, pretty good, eh?

I've also made new friends. This is Adam. He doesn't like getting his picture taken.
Me on New Years Eve. On our way to Dees' from a YSA thing. Dees' was packed so we 86'd it. New friend Barry Blake. I call him Blakester. I don't know why. I think he just seems like a guy that needs a nickname and that's all I could come up with. You all wish you had my wit. And apparently Adam has decided he wants to be in the pic.

Ornament wreaths. I know it's blurry but this is the best pic shape-wise.

One for Hillary. I saw the bulbs at Target and couldn't pass them up! I'm jealous of the designs on hers. She doesn't know I made it for her but even if she doesn't like it, I'm making her take it. It doesn't match anything I have!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

A Red Fat Man Was Here

Christmas Eve:

This is ALWAYS playing at our house on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. All time favorite.

Mom wrapping gifts. She locked herself in her room for the majority of the night. Ah memories.
Me at 2AM because I refuse to throw in the towel. Plus my bed was in the Living Room and I couldn't sleep until everything was done.

Christmas Day:
We stopped having Santa come a long time ago. I must say, I prefer having younger kids in the house on Christmas morning. They wake up as early as I do and I'm sure it would help get the show on the road. I love Christmas morning! I went to bed around 2:30 and was the first up at 7. Stuart came in the living room shortly after that so we sat and watched TV. Then Jereminah Pagina called and asked for help in moving one of Hill's gifts into the house. It was this awesome custom desk that he had a local guy build for her. It turns out that he didn't need Stu's help after all because they tried getting it through the front door and it was too big so they took it apart and brought it in in pieces.
After the desk move, we went back home to find everyone (finally) awake. They still took their dear sweet time getting into the living room to open gifts. Hillary and Co. arrived before we even started! It's not that I'm excited to open my gifts, I was just excited to see everyone open the gifts that I got them. I gave Mom (Darcy) a pair of way cute black Mudd flats, Dad (Ken) a BYU jacket, and Ryan a weird lookin movie called Surf Ninjas.
All in all I think I did a good job on the gifts. After presents we had our traditional breakfast casserole and then had a lazy day. I thought it was great. We didn't have a big dinner to cook because we had it the night before so there was nothing to do but relax. Here's some pics of the loads of fun we had.

How Jack eats a doughnut while no one is watching

The Drive

So Kayleigh and I drove down to AZ the Tuesday before Christmas and were a scared about driving through the snow so we both got off work early so we could leave as early as possible. I'm so glad we did! It took about an hour and a half to get out of Provo once I arrived and we ended up leaving around 3:30 pm. If we hadn't left work early, we would have been leaving at 6:30 pm! We totally lucked out and hit only one minor blizzard.
We were both SO stoked to be finally heading to AZ!
This is a genius idea! It was a newspaper stand at the drive thru at Jack in the Box in St George. It's so great that I took a picture of it and am sharing it with everyone!
Kayleigh eating a delicious dinner. It's our new thing to go to Jack in the Box in St George. My sis and I share a love of greasy, spicy, cheesey tacos.

We spent about an hour in St George going to a few different stores looking for some last minute gifts for people. Not for us to give. We were both prepared. Then it was on to Vegas for a few more stores and then home! We got in around midnight which was still awesome timing considering we stopped lots of times. We both drive fast which is great because it makes for a fast trip :)