Sunday, December 27, 2009

My Ugly Blog

I thought I would be more festive and change my background to something more Christmasy.
So I found this one.

When I showed my 5 year old niece, she responded, "You like THAT?! That's UGLY!"

I thanked her for her constructive criticism and told her that even though she thought it was ugly, I didn't.

She responded, "Okay. But it's ugly."

Sticks and stones...Sticks and stones.
So, welcome to my ugly blog!

Ryan and I are heading back to Utah as I type this.
Yes, I have internet at 36,000 ft in the air.
I thought it was pretty cool too.

Georgia was a lot of fun and, of course, went by too fast.
We played games every night, ate yummy food, wrestled with the kiddos, and listened to Christmas music. Oh, and we bravely fought the Christmas crowds to get amazing presents.

Ryan and I also enjoyed our Chick-fil-A, Steak N Shake cheese fries, and Philly cheeseteaks. Yum.

It was nice spending time with my family this holiday season. We had three out of the five siblings home, my parents, and 5 kids running around. It was always fun! I love the spirit and excitement of Christmas with the family time, lights, cookie decorating, paper snowflakes, and remembering the birth of our Savior. No worry in the world except for wrapping presents and broken refrigerators (in our case at least).

We were spoiled with the best Christmas presents this year. Some highlights include Subway and iTunes gift cards, chocolate, a pink snuggie, books, Blokus, and a Wii game. (Thanks everyone!)

Ryan got me black snow boots, pretty headbands, and pink plaid pj pants with a big velvet bow.
I got him a day pass to Brighton ski resort, as well as new Sanuks. It's not a shoe. It's a sandal.
We love each other.

Other sides notes:

1. Ryan and I have officially been married for 6 months. My how time flies!
2. I ended my streak of not throwing up for 14 years on Christmas day. Ryan was a wonderful husband and held my hand as I was bonding with my bathroom floor and toilet, sick as a dog.
3. JENNIFER GOT HER MISSION CALL!!! She is going to the Las Vegas, Nevada West mission. She is leaving March 31st, and I am so excited for her.

My thoughts on heading back to Utah: I am sad to leave Georgia. I'm dreading the cold, but am excited to spend the New Year's with my hubby in a home that is not flooded and has a working heater.

One of our favorite pictures this break:

Jayden loves Christmas!

Drink service is coming.
And Ryan wants to watch Rudolph with me.
So have a happy New Year's, and see you in 2010!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Georgia Time!

In less then 24 hours, Ryan and I will be in Georgia. I am excited.

And in case any of you were wondering, Ryan survived finals...barely. He is now catching up on all the sleep he missed.

Hope everyone has a good holiday break!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Turkey Day Overview

I hope everyone had a nice Turkey Turkey Gobble Gobble Day! Ryan and I were spoiled because both his parents and my parents were in town. I had to work Thanksgiving day, but it wasn't bad at all. Here are some highlights of the break in no particular order:

6. I learned how to play the game Blockus. It was fun.

5. Ryan had 3 Thanksgiving dinners--one with my family, one with his, and one from the hospital. (Gotta love the hospital food.) He was officially stuffed.

4. I went bowling with Ryan's family, scored a 126, and still got last place. Wii bowling is really my expertise. :)

3. My parents helped me unpack the rest of the boxes. We can finally walk into our spare room! We discovered that we have 2 blenders, a million cords and wires, 4 toasters, and 2 rubber duckies.

2. Ryan was caught yawning on national televsion. (He said he wasn't yawning; he was cheering. How are the two confused? I'm not sure. Hehehe.)

1. And the best highlight of the week was that Ryan got a neeeeew CELLPHONE! I can now officially call my husband! Yes, I am counting my many blessings.

Thanksgiving break was fun. Now it is time to survive finals and work and get ready for Christmas! Fun, fun, fun!