Monday, December 15, 2008

Snow Day!

Just some pictures from probably the only day we will have snow!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Family Tradition

Every year my sister, dad, and my brother's family all pack themselves in a van and go to The Gift of Lights at Sunset Park and then go to Ethel M for a walk through the decorated cactus garden. I have always heard tales of beasts driving the van, lots of chaos and screaming, and of course the occasional "stench" one of the kids leaves in the van full of people. I never participated until this year, and I knew I had to do it. I made my cousin Amanda join in on the chaos and good times were had! Even though we were stuck with the kids in the back and got trampled on the whole time, it was really fun. Amanda said it was family bonding at its finest. :)

Saturday, December 6, 2008

IPOD Shuffle

O.K. So Mike bought me an IPOD shuffle just to be a nice boy that he is and I have totally loved it!

Since I am listening to it even as I speak, I'm going to play a quick game with mine. I'm going to shuffle and list some songs I have and what they remind me of. Yes. I am a dork.

"Bubbly Toes" by Jack Johnson. (My summer at BYU in 2005. Sitting on my bed reading Children's Literature books and listening to this song.)

"I'll Be" by Edwin McCain. (Two things. Working at Hogi Yogi with Adam Carley one of my best friends and partner in crime in high school and it also reminds me of Cinderella Story. Hehe. Cheesy movie.)

"Find Yourself" by Brad Paisley. (From the movie Cars. I loved that movie when it came out. It reminds me of this really sad car ride back from Salt Lake City with Brittany when both of us where crying our eyes out about things. )

"Lean Like A Cholo" by I can't remember. (I laugh so hard when this song comes on because it reminds me of Michelle. There is a lyric that says 'Dang! I like you, I like you, but I really want her'. So messed up. Michelle says it was my song after a terrible incident at a party where a guy only talked to her so he could talk to me. Very messed up but she was a good sport.)

"Summer Love" by Justin Timberlake. (Walking downtown in the fashion district of LA with Lindsey where either they played Beyonce or Justin EVERYWHERE!)

"Forever" by Chris Brown. (Great workout song but also reminds me of So You Think You Can Dance.)

"Love Story" by Taylor Swift. (Makes me think of Mike.)

"On My Mind" by Kalai. (When I roomed with Christy Bello and Jeantiel Jackson, who is Gladys Knight's granddaughter. We went to Gladys Knight's house and listened to him in concert in her backyard. Very cool.)

"Fighter" by Christina Aguilera. (My friend Felicia and I took a hip hop class with our teacher Al Money and he used this as our warm up song every week. I was a hip hop star! Haha. Not.)

"Feels Like Today" by Rascal Flatts. (Driving to Utah in my car with the windows open blasting this song and singing at the top of my lungs! Its deep if you listen to it.)

"Ride With Me" by Nelly. (My friend Kaycee and I would listen to this on the way to the Las Vegas Hilton to DDR with the Asian boys. We would kick their butts too. I lost so much weight that summer!)

"Semi-Charmed" by Third Eye Blind. (I saw these guys at the Delta Center in Salt Lake. Very fun concert. Also reminds me of my many trips to Provo.)

"Everything" by Michael Buble. (Michelle and Brittany love him. Makes me think of them when we all lived together. So fun. )

"Party Like A Rock Star" (The summer when I party hopped a lot. I thought I was so cool. Haha.)

"Shattered" by O.A.R. (I love this song right now. Reminds me of now!)

"I'm Yours" by Jason Mraz. (Jason Mraz reminds me of when I worked at Disney in 2003 and I would listen to his CD 'Waiting for My Rocket to Come' nonstop as I drove the back roads of Disney trying to make it to the employee bus on time. I loved living down there. Disney and beaches all wrapped up in one summer. I was in heaven.)

"Time of Your Life" by Green Day. (My graduation song in high school. Just like everyone else.)

Yes, I am random and like random music. I'll spare you more.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Thanksgiving Weekend Random Pictures

I flew down to Las Cruces for Thanksgiving Weekend to see Mike. It had been since Halloween since I had seen him so I was very excited! I did get a little homesick though. :( It was my first Thanksgiving without the family, but I still had a lot of fun. We hung out with family, bought a 52 inch flat screen tv, and played Wii! Here are some random pictures from the weekend.

I was sad to pack up the pumpkin from Halloween.
Mike was checking out my new decoration, the Christmas tree!

Pecan Pie at Thanksgiving Dinner!

I decorated the mantle too!

He doesn't look too thrilled about the tree!

Brad and Christa at the kids table..hehe..

Mike trying on his suit. FYI I have NEVER seen the boy in a suit.

O.K. We got stuck at the kids table too...Haha...

The dining room decor....I wanted to show my sister. :)