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Jody and I have been married for 6 years now! We live a simple life, but it's a happy life. We've been blessed with our sweet Elsie who we adore each and every day. Here's to a blog of thoughts, memories, and who are we kidding, lots of Elsie!!
"People don't always remember what you say... They remember how you make them feel"

Monday, December 8, 2008

Finally Some Snow...

We had snow!!!! I don't know why I'm so excited about it, but I was! There wasn't to much but I thought the mountains looked so beautiful as always so I had to snap a picture on my way to work!!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Festival of Trees....

Jody and I went to the Festival of Tree's last night for our first time ever! They had so much going on there, with dancing, gift shops, gingerbread houses, christmas snack's, decorated trees and wreaths! It was so much fun but made me realize, that my decorating skills for my tree, need some serious work! They had about 250 amazingly decorated tree's for sale that range from anywhere between $600.00-$2000.00! It's crazy! Each year, people come in to buy them, and all the money goes to charity! It was amazing how many were sold! Anyways...we had a good time, and if any of you ever get the chance to go, it really is cool!
This Gingerbread House, was amazing!
This was Jody's favorite tree! It was decorated in CAT Equipment! Even though he LOVES his job now, he misses construction and playing in the dirt!!!
Golf Club Tree
Shoe Tree

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Jody's Latest Catch...

Here is a picture of Jody and his latest Tiger Trout! He was so excited that he caught this! Lately, he has been loving to go out fishing!! When he's not traveling with work, or out working on his toys, he wants to go out and fish! This is one of the biggest trout he's caught yet! His great adventures keep our life exciting! Luckily, I've found some great Trout Recipes, to let my husband know how proud I am of his great catch, because I think we will be eating it for a while! :)

Monday, December 1, 2008

Christmas Tag...

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Gift Bags...I'm horrible at wrapping!

2. Real tree or Artificial? We had a real tree our first Christmas and decided to go Artificial....I do buy pine tree candles though so I don't miss out on the great smell!

3. When do you put up the tree? Monday nights for FHE, after Thanksgiving!!!

4. When do you take the tree down? Usually the day after New Years! I try to keep up the decorations up as long as I can!!!!

5. Do you like eggnog? Love it!!! I crave it during the year sometimes!! Total Fan of Eggnog!!!

6. Favorite gift received as a child? Our Go-Ped!! Lara, Anna, and I would mob that all summer long!! Haha, mostly Lara and I...Anna got stuck riding on roller-blades or biking! :(

7. Hardest person to buy for? My Parents by far...They never give any idea's...they always say "Anything you get us will be great!!! Drives me crazy!! :)

8. Easiest person to buy for? Laureen...hands down! That women LOVES anything!!!!

9. Do you have a nativity scene? NO! That's one decoration I have got to buy this year! I have a cute village but no nativity scene...that's a must!!!!

10. Best Christmas gift you ever received? Jody always does really good for Christmas! Luckily I have a husband with great taste so I haven't had to do the whole pretend thing...."I LOVE IT!" Haha..Our first Christmas's though, was probably one of the best! We spoiled each other big time and got all the things we wanted!! He's always good to through in something sentimental too which are usually the best gifts!

11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? I don't remember getting anything that was to awful so I guess I've been pretty lucky!

12. Favorite Christmas Movie (s)? Christmas Story...classic!

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? Usually, 2 weeks before! I'm a procrastinator!!!

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Not yet...

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Candy Canes and those Popcorn Bins, with the cheddar, Carmel, and regular popcorn!! I love those!

16. Lights on the tree? Flashing White Lights...and Lots of them!

17. Favorite Christmas song? The Christmas Shoes! Every time, I hear that song, It always reminds me of what Christmas is all about...such a great song!!!

18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? Travel...makes it hard to pack everything without Jody peaking but it's not Christmas without spending it with Family!!!

19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer's? Rudolph, Dasher, Prancer, Comet, Donor, Vixen ...Lara got me this far....

20. Angel on the tree top or a star? Angel

21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? One present Christmas Eve...and all the others Christmas Morning!!

22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? Everywhere is PACKED for Christmas Shopping!!!

23. Favorite for Christmas dinner? Ham, Pomegranate Salad, Potatoes...and all the other goodies!!

24. What do you want for Christmas this year? It's been really hard making a list this year...Usually I have a ton of things but I'm hoping for a REALLY nice camera!!!!

Thanks Lara for the Tag!

Tag: Jerrica, Jessica, and Alyssa

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Thanksgiving Holiday...

Thanksgiving this year was really great!! Being in the valley this weekend, made it one of the best one's yet!

We drove down late Wednesday night...(traffic was crazy) but as we drove into the Valley, we realized how much we missed the smell of desert rain and wet sage! I know it sounds crazy but there is nothing better then the smell of the Valley after a good rain!!! We took advantage of the good riding weather, and spent the whole weekend on Rhino's! Mike and Danielle joined us for a night ride on Saturday that was a lot of fun!

Our Thanksgiving Day was really good! Everyone chipped in this year to help cook...the boy's were in charge of shelling pomegranate's (which I think should be a new tradition) and all of us girls helped my Mom with everything else! Each year, we have to say things we are grateful for at the table and this year it made me realize how blessed I really am... to be in such a great family, who supports and cares for all of us, to be married to a wonderful husband, who works so hard to provide for the 2 of us and who honors his priesthood and strives to be better everyday, having the gospel in our lives and being sealed as a family, and just being able to enjoy the small things in our daily lives!

Friday, my Dad took advantage of the great sales at Best Buy and bought a really nice 40" LCD TV for $800 dollars! He already has enough TVs but for some reason he NEVER can pass up a good "TV" deal lately! Jody and I spent the day in Vegas as well... We did some good shopping at Time Square and spent some time with great friends we hadn't seen in a long time!
Here are some pictures from our weekend...I forgot our camera this time, but we were able to take a few!

Hope every one's Thanksgiving was as good as ours was!!!!!!

Thanksgiving Dinner with some of us....

My Dad's great buy....

So, every time I go home, my Dad asks me to buzz his hair! My Mom keeps talking him out of it because she thinks he has great hair! He thought long and hard about doing it all day and finally decided to go for it! My mom walked in at this point and about FREAKED!!! It was good for her and he actually looks okay with a buzz!

Jody and I on the Rhino....

He actually let me drive surprisingly

Jody on the Rhino...He LOVES his dirt bike but is actually starting to consider for the first time, that maybe we need one since the Dirt Bike is only fun for him, and this is great for the 2 of us! We'll see if I can fully convert him over...

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Our Family Weekend!!!!

This weekend was crazy but so much fun! Sorry we didn't get to see anyone besides family! We hate missing everyone!! Jeff reported this last Sunday so the whole family came down to be together! We went to the lake, played lots of rock band, took family pictures, and had such a good time! It went way to fast and now we are back to reality! Jody leaves for Chicago on Friday and then down to Florida til next Friday! It's gonna be the longest business trip he's had yet so hopefully I will survive! After this trip though...he's traveling is pretty much over so it will be so nice to live a normal life again! Anyways...here are some pictures of our good times!
Jody and Jeff on the boat
All of the girls playing rock band while Grant sang...we rocked it!
One of my most favorite girls! Everyone on the boat @ Lake Mead
Abbie and Becca...they love the lake!
Grandpa and Becca
Jody and I at the Lake....He was tired of pictures! Jeff and I....It's so good to have him home!! :)

Monday, July 21, 2008

Quick Road Trip!

This weekend we went to the valley! It was so nice to go home! Jody had been in San Diego all week for business again and we decided we wanted to take a little road trip together and go home to see family and Brent and Ashley's new baby girl Ella! She is really a pretty baby! It was good to say hi and visit for the day!! We are all counting down the days til Jeff comes home! 8 DAYS!!!! Im so excited!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Fourth of July Weekend!!!!!

Happy Fourth!!!! Hope everyone had a great one!!! Our weekend really turned out perfect! Jody surprised me Thursday night when I got home and said we have a condo room in Park City waiting for us!!! It was such a good time!!! We stayed at the Sky Lodge, which was amazing! The room had more features then we could even figure out! They had live bands, little boutique shops, great food, and lots of neat attractions! We went to the Olympic Park and did the extreme zip line and drove bob sleds!! We watched the fireworks on the the golf course and then headed home to go see Jody's family who came up to see us! It had been forever since we had seen Jason and the kids and it was alot of fun!
Jody in our Hotel Kitchen
Our Bedroom
The Batheroom
Me and Jody eating lunch Friday morning while watching the Parade
On the Bob Sleds
These are the Olympic Ski Jump Landings at Olympic Park...They were HUGE!Jody with Jason's kids at the Orem Park...We had a good time!