Thursday, December 31, 2009

Christmas Time

Well I am finally putting a few pictures up from my trip home. These are thanks to my sister in law. I was so worried about forgetting a gift or my ticket that I forgot my camera! Its hard to blog when your counting on others to give you pictures to share. Anyway my parents moved this year to the canyon basically. They have the best hills for skiing and tubing. The best part is when your cold you just walk in the house and get warm. No more trying to get in the car and get warm so you can go out for one last ride. My brother and his family came up from Salt Lake and we took advantage of the snowy hillside. We had so much fun and I was surprised at how brave the kids were to go down alone. My sister in law had never been tubing and I think she had a good time too. Even being 3 months pregnant down she went:) The other days went fast with family parties and getting things ready for them. I got a sinus infection so my energy level wasn't the best. I would have loved more time to play but next thing I knew it was time to go home. I love coming home and spending time with my family. Maybe next year I can have more time!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Well I am finally back from my Christmas adventure home. It went by really fast as it always does. It was great to see family and a couple of friends. I ended up having a horrible sinus infection that was a real downer. I will post a few pictures from the trip when I am feeling a bit better. For now I dont really have the energy. I hope everyone had a great Christmas and fun plans for the New Year! I will be back soon:)

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Happy Birthday Grandma!

My sweet grandma is turning 90 today! I cant believe that she has stuck it out for so long. We all thought for sure that after my grandpa passed away 14 years ago she wouldn't last. She has had her tough times and has been dealing with a bit of alztimers. For the most part she is really with it and can tell you anything about her youth. She loves to play the ukey as she calls it. When she was about 8 her mom bought it for her and she taught herself to play. She loves to play and sing and had her own girls singing very young. She taught them all harmony so they sing in parts. We love to hear them sing along to grandma playing and I know it makes her smile. I am so glad I have stayed so close to her she means so much to me. She has never judged me when I have made wrong choices. She has always just accepted the way I am and loved me. I couldn't ask for a better grandma she is the best! I am really looking forward to going home for Christmas so I can see her. I hope I can look as great at 90! (I thought it was interesting this is my 190th post!)

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

This and that..

Well I haven't been blogging much cause I have been really busy. With the holidays here there is always so much to do. I have been making lots of homemade things for Christmas this year. I dont have that much money so I have had to be creative on what to make. I hope the gifts will be appreciated. I have actually had lots of fun coming up with things to make. I am getting excited to go home for Christmas. Its always nice to be around family and have some snow! I hope everyone has fun plans and are staying safe with everything!

Friday, December 11, 2009

And the winner of the giveaway is.....

Kera Jean!You won the main prize! But since its Christmas I decided everybody needs a little prize:) Leave me your addresses and I will send you a little Christmas cheer! Have a great weekend everyone!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

This last weekend I heard of a really neat event in the next town. I was excited to go check it out and it was great! It was a nativity festival with over 600 different nativities on display. There were so many different ones it was amazing! I am only putting a few pictures on here there are so many more believe me:)Maybe sometime I will put more on here there were so many great ones. They had them in the cultural hall and a children's section. I tried to get pictures of both rooms.The very last picture the nativity was made out of cinnamon!They had entertainment for each night and the night I was there was a harp duet. It was so beautiful I could have listened to them forever. It was really fun for me to see some great people I knew while there. I went to elementary school here and made some great friends. I happened to run into 2 of my friends(Kim and Meta)parents and it was great to see them. They sure haven't changed since I saw them last. Their parents sure had a lot of their own nativities on display. I have started collecting but dont have near the collection some have. I was so glad to have the chance to go and enjoy this free event.I look forward to going again!

Friday, December 4, 2009

December give away!

I am in the mood to do a give away so your in luck! This time of year just always seems to make me smile more. I hope everyone has fun plans for the month. It seems like its the time of year with the most going on. Leave a comment and I will do the drawing a week from today! Good luck you wont want to miss what I am giving away:)

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Thanksgiving fun

This year is probably the only year I have ever missed a Thanksgiving at home. I was feeling kind of down about this but realized it would be ok. My sister Lisa lives only 4 hours away so we decided to get together. My poor roommate had to work on Thanksgiving so I went alone. The traffic was awful and I was so glad to get there. We had a great time laughing and watching movies and of course the Macys parade. We even made cute turkeys for our places. We played 3 rounds of scrabble and she won me twice! I need to practice up for Christmas it looks like. Anyway the time always goes by way to quick and soon it was time for me to go home. I am so glad I had a little bit of the same family time I love! Thanks for a great time Lisa:) (Sorry about the poor quality of the pictures I took them on my phone and it was dark.)