Saturday, December 26, 2009


John and I went skiing with a 2 for 1 pass at Snowbird. All I have to say is- Snowbird is NOT a good mountain for beginner skiiers.. I ended up in tears after the first run down. It was not good! I ended up having fun later on because we found one tiny little easier trail. John went up to the top afterwards and went down on the harder trails by himself. Let it be known- I will not be returning to snowbird for skiing purposes in the near future. I think I prefer the other ski resorts.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Christmas Cookies

Our friends Jaelan and Leslie came over for dinner. We made sugar cookies after and decorated them. Some of us got pretty creative!! (ha hah).. Anyway, it was fun times had by all.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Seth, Carol, and Merlin's Visit to Utah

John's brother, Seth, and his parents all came for a visit to Utah. His parent's were visiting family and Seth was here for a conference. We had so much fun! We celebrated Seth's birthday by going out to eat at McGrath's Fish HOuse.. Seth had to wear a sweet hat. We all went to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir concert with Natalie Cole, too! It was amazing. After the concert, we walked around temple square to see the lights and we also got an up-close of Natalie while she was signing CD's.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

My Parent's Cars

So.. right around Thanksgiving, I got  a text from my mom saying a tree had fallen on their cars and smashed them. I had no idea it looked like this! Apparently, there was some crazy wind and a tree in our driveway broke in half and fell on top of both cars. In one car, the rear windows even blew out from the trunk hitting. My mom has a new prius.. that is only about a year old.. and it also got hit. She is so sad. Just thought the story was crazy and wanted to share...

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


Our hotel had 3 pools and one had a slide and little waterfalls!
Our hotel also gave us bathrobes.. so we modeled them

I should have been in the movie, obviously
The hulk roller coaster- John and I are on the right
We went to NASA

This is where they keep the spaceships!!!

People say John looks like Jimmy Neutron...
This pic is supposed to be turned so it looks like John is behind the dog.. but.. I can't get it to work
This is what I look like RIGHT after crazy roller coaster rides.
.. and our sweeeeet hotel!
Okay- I know, I know.. we've been traveling A LOT lately.. It's been fun. John had a conference for work in Orlando, Florida the week after thanksgiving. I decided to tag along. We went to universal studios and NASA.. It was fun.. the hotel was awesome and really nice!!!.. and universal studios had crazy roller coasters that I lOVED. We even had great weather.. it was awesome and I"m really glad I got to go with John.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

One Last Thanksgiving Picture

John modeled the headband I made with some of our neices. He's too funny!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Thanksgiving in Colorado

the men watching football GO BYU!
the neices and nephews playing games

making hair barrettes and headbands! Thanks, Debbie!

going to see the Nutcracker ballet

making weird faces with the neices
John's sister, Laura, making a "Mary face"

pumpkin waffles for breakfast- YUM

slumber parties

playing tennis

planning out black Friday

some of the nephews

the after-dinner nap

and.. there you have it- thanksgiving dinner itself

We spent Thanksgiving weekend in Denver with John's family. It was so much fun. We had Thanksgiving dinner, went to see the Nutcracker ballet, played games, played tennis, and lots more. John's whole entire family was there, including neices and nephews. The weather was amazing, so we played tennis OUTSIDE in November!! The Nutcracker ballet was amazing (thanks Carol and Merlin!). It was so fun to see family and spend time with them. I am so grateful for the wonderful families John and I both have and I feel blessed this Thanksgiving. Hope everyone enjoyed their holiday!