Monday, November 26, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving

We had a great Thanksgiving this year. This is the first time in 3 years that I was able to spend it with my family. We drove to Wyoming on Wednesday afternoon, and then headed to Utah the next morning. We spent Thanksgiving at my Grandmas house in Morgan and had a very yummy dinner. It was fun to see everyone and catch up. The next day we had fun shopping, but unfortunately my Dad had to go to the hospital because he was having trouble breathing. Luckily it wasn't anything too bad, just a lot of congestion in his lungs that was definitely making it hard for him to breathe. They were at the hospital from 12:30 til about 6:30, so it was a long day. We were able to take my little brother and sisters out for lunch, and then we went and visited my Great Grandma Monson. She was so happy to see everyone and get to visit for a while. On Saturday Tommy, my Dad and brother Jameson were able to go to the BYU/ Utah game thanks to Tommy's brother Jeff who plays for BYU. They had great tickets, and after the game were able to go meet the players and Jameson got a football signed by a lot of them. I think it was the highlight of his Thanksgiving weekend. Now it's time for Christmas decorations, shopping, and parties. I love this time of year. Happy Holiday's everyone!

Monday, November 19, 2007

Our neighborhood

Today the weather was absolutely perfect-blue skies, and a cool breeze. I love the neighborhood we live in. As you can see from the pictures above the views we have are amazing. There are so many different trails and routes to take it's so much fun. Ashton and I try to get out for a walk every afternoon. He has so much fun and loves looking around and being out in the fresh air. We enjoy our time together on our walks and often see rabbits on the golf course, lizards, and an occasional deer. I'm starting to dread the snow because our walks will probably be put on hold...I guess there's always a sled ha ha ;)

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Cookies anyone?

I LOVE these cookies. Now I'm not usually a big frosting eater, so that usually eliminates things like cake, oreos, cupcakes etc. But these homemade oreos are sooooo amazing! My Mom made them when I was younger, and I just recently asked her for the recipe. Why is took me so long to ask for it is still yet to be determined, but I will make up for lost "cookie" time. They are a hit with everyone who tries them. Ashton and I decided to make this last batch with colorful frosting just for fun. I think we've found our new favorite family treat!

Friday, November 16, 2007

Where do you belong?

You Belong in London

A little old fashioned, and a little modern.
A little traditional, and a little bit punk rock.
A unique soul like you need a city that offers everything.
No wonder you and London will get along so well.

What City Do You Belong In?

I doubt that I'll ever live in London, but it would be great to visit. Seems a bit too dreary for me though... Where do you belong?

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Mission accomplished

Mission: To plan, prepare and carry out Young Women in Excellence 2007.
Passed with flying colors (whew)!

As I mentioned before, I was called into Young Women's as the personal progress leader. One of my major projects was to be responsible for Young Women in Excellence. Our theme was "Things I've Learned" and was based around a school atmosphere. After much planning, preparing, cutting, printing, purchasing, gluing, baking, assembling, talk writing, late nights, phone calls, and don't let me forget fun, the night turned out amazing. I was so impressed and proud with all of the girls and their projects. It was a long day of setting up and taking down and a lot of effort and time was put into this night. I do have to say I'm a little glad to be done. I feel like I can breathe a little more, and enjoy not having that night on my mind 24/7. I am so thankful for this calling. It has helped me get to know so many great women in our ward (not to mention potential babysitters) and the girls are such good examples for me. I didn't get great pictures of the props we used but just think classroom.

Next Mission: New Beginnings January 2008.
Status: To be announced :)

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Tag...your it!

I got tagged by Erin for my ten favorite reads so here ya go!

  1. Catch 22 by: Joseph Heller
  2. The notebook ( actually all books by Nicholas Sparks- WONDERFUL)
  3. The Eclipse series by: Stephanie Meyer ( I actually read these books a little out of order-2nd, 3rd then 1st and I still loved every minute of reading them. Each book only took me a couple days to read)
  4. The memory Keepers Daughter by: Kim Edwards
  5. The Kite Runner by: Khaled Hosseini ( I bought this book to read on a plane ride and left it in the seat pocket in front of me one flight. I had to get a new on a.s.a.p. so that I could finish)
  6. A million little Pieces by: James Frey
  7. My Friend Leonard by: James Frey
  8. the five people you meet in heaven by: Mitch Albom
  9. Any Chicken Soup for the Soul books
  10. Angels and Demons by: Dan Brown
I'll have to tag people later... Ashton' s calling.

Friday, November 9, 2007

And After
Ashton and I finally cleaned out all of his itty bitty baby clothes from his closets and drawers. It was kind of sad seeing how small he used to be, and realizing how big he's getting so quickly. Tommy teases that our next baby better be a boy so we can get good use out of the ridiculous amount of boy clothes we have. So for now they are in storage. Hopefully someday we'll get to bring them out again.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Random reasons I love my husband

  • Let's me take Sunday naps, without interruptions.
  • Will always ask if he can bring anything home for dinner, just in case I haven't/wanted to cook.
  • He calls everyday to make sure Ashton and I are having a great day.
  • 5. Will unload the silverware (my least favorite part) from the dishwasher.
  • 4. His great laugh- Everyone is always commenting on how contagious it is.
  • 3. His endless list of nicknames he has for Ashton and I. ( Bubbles, Bubby, Snuggler snoop, Petite princess, foof beene, etc.)
  • 2. He always hangs up his clothes and wet towels...ALWAYS!!!
  • 1. He knows when to randomly send me flowers and yummy chocolate, just because.
Thank you Tommy for being a great husband and dad. We love you ( and the flowers and chocolate)!

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Man I'm cute!!!

Sometimes, between our walks and play dates with friends, Ashton and I like having photo shoot time. I love capturing fun pictures of the little guy, and we both have fun doing it. I usually end up laughing my head off because he likes to "cheese" it up for the camera. Man he is so dang cute!!

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Lions, Candy eaters, and Bears- OH MY!

We couldn't quite decide which costume Ashton should dress up in for Halloween this year. Both are so dang cute, and he looked ferocious in both. Our original plan was to put him in one for trunk or treat and have him wear the other one on Halloween, but we skipped out on the trunk or treat this year because Ashton wasn't feeling too hot. I wasn't big on taking Ashton trick or treating this year. I think it's tacky to take a baby out who doesn't even know what's going on, and I figured he would have just as much fun handing out the candy in his costume. We had quite a few trick or treaters, and Ashton had a blast seeing all of the kids. I snapped a few fun pictures of him with some candy and pumpkins. I think the highlight was giving him tastes of some of the candy we had.