Sunday, November 30, 2008

Thanksgiving 2008

Well I hope that everyone had a great Thanksgiving! We had lots of fun. For what has been tradition as many years as I can remember we went down to my Grandma's house (which we have nicknamed the "farm") for Thanksgiving. As a result Thanksgiving is my most favorite Holiday. This year was great. The kids had so much fun playing at Great Grandma's house. I barely even saw Will he was off playing with his cousing Rachel and Anna (who are actually my cousins but are much much closer to his age :)) I am pretty sure however that Will's highlight was shooting guns. Yes we let him shoot a real gun, apparently when you are at the Farm all the rules go out the window. Kyanna's favorite part was riding the 4-wheeler, which at first she hated but then loved. I was actually quite proud of Kyanna she did very many brave things that I wouldn't normally expect her to do, like riding the wheeler and even riding a horse!




I wanted to do this before Thanksgiving but didn't have any time. But I wanted to post 10 things that I am thankful for. So here goes!
1. The gospel and my testmoniy
2. My children that are happy and healthy
3. My wonderful husband who works so hard for our family and treats us so well
4. My education and for all of those who pushed me and supported me while I was at school.
5. For amazing parents and parents-in-law who do so much for us everyday and who are so so so good to my children.
6. For my house (I waited a long-time for a house and I love having one!)
7. Modern conviences (Thanks Alisha without your post I would never have realized how much I depend on this)
8. For my friends who have always been great examples to me and have always been there for me.
9. For my brothers, sisters-in-law, and brothers-in-law who have become great friends even though that hasn't always been the case, I am talking strictly about my brothers here.
10. Lastly I am thankful for vacations becuase without these I would for sure go insane!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Football Fever

I never really was a big football fan before I met Brett. O.k. actually I think growing up I maybe watched part of a football game at the most. My family just wasn't in to football. Then I went to Snow College I went to a few of the games not because I wanted to watch football but more because well what else are you going to do down there. Then I went to the University of Utah I probably went to maybe 2-3 games but it was never my choice I was always invited and only went for the social aspect I would never have been able to tell you what was going on.

Then I met Brett and his family and well to but it mildly Brett, his dad, and his brothers can be considered football freaks (seriously ask them any statistic and they will know the answer). At first I really didn't know it was as bad as it was. Oh sure they went to football games and yes I went mostly because I liked Brett and I wanted to impress him but I had no idea that it was like it was. I should have known since Brett worked for the football team, but what can I say I was football naive. Anyways what I am trying to say it that I really could have cared less about football. But now after being married to Brett for 5 1/2 years and being around his family I have really become to appreciate the game of football. Brett has taught me soooo much about the game. You know this may sound dumb but I really think that you have to be smart to really understand and appreciate the game of football. It is such a strategic game. A game of war. I am no were near understanding all of football, but I love to watch it and I love to learn about it.

That being said I have really come to enjoy going to all of the home games this year. It has been so much fun. So many close games that came right down to the end. It was fun and exciting. So I posted a video of all the fans running onto the field when Utah beat BYU last night. I think it is cool to watch. And I also posted some pictures.

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Saturday, November 22, 2008

Go Utes!!!!!!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Body Worlds


O.k. I just have to write about this BodyWorlds because I thought that it was just so awesome. I have wanted to go ever since they came to Oregon. Well they came to Utah and Brett said that we could go for my birthday, sadly yesterday has been the first day that we have had off together so that we could go. But it was definitely worth the wait! I mean I think that as a nurse I have a really great appreciation for just how amazing the human body really is, but this exhibit just really tied it all together for me. It even more confirmed to me how it's really quite a miracle that we exist and even more than that how we could even at all be possible without God. I am not sure how anyone could walk away from this and not believe in God. Anyways that's my two cents.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

CMT Awards

Just real quick here is a video of Will, Kyanna, and Brett dancing last night. I just thought that it was so cute! They are dancing to the CMT music awards that were on last night.






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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

So I have been tagged, I guess this is what you do:)
8 Things...

8 TV shows I like to watch
1. The Amazing Race
2. The Biggest Loser
3. The Office
4. CSI New York
5. Gossip Girl (I am ashamed)
6. Greek
7. The Ghost Whisperer
8. So You Think You Can Dance

8 Things that happened yesterday(o.k. I am doing today since I worked 11 hours yesterday and that's pretty much all I did!)
1. Got Will ready for preschool
2. Did some work for Elder Care
3. Babysat Greyden
4. Went to the Grocery Store
5. Got Will's shoes back from leaving them at my mom's house on Sunday
6. Bought Will Darth Maul from E-bay for Christmas
7. Watched Muppet's Outer space with the kids
8. Kissed Kyanna better after she shaved her legs with my razor (not pretty!)

8 Favorite Places to Eat
1. Cafe Rio
2. Chili's
3. Red Robin
4. Firehouse Pizzeria
5. bajio's
6. Wingers
7. Joe's Crab Shack
8. uhm geez Cafe Rio again!

8 Things I'm Looking Forward To
1. Hearing if Brett got a promotion
2. Thanksgiving at Grandma's House!
3. Christmas
4. June 12th
5. Christmas Parties
6. Girls Nights!
7. Disneyland
8. Utah vs. BYU game!

8 Things on my Wish List
1. Brett getting a promotion
2. New entertainment center for my living room
3. My family to be happy and healthy
4. To feel better!
5. To work because I want to and not because I have too!
6. Kyanna to be potty trained!
7. To only snow on days that I don't have to go anywhere!
8. Go to bed before 10:00 p.m.!

8 people I Tag
1. Megan
2. Lisa
3. Jessica
4. Nicki
5. Alisha
6. Elise
7. Erin
8. Lisa A.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Halloween Fun!

Well what can I say other than it has been a busy Halloween for us. But lots of fun! It started last week with a Halloween Party at Grandma Valeri's and then that night our ward had a trunk-or-treat. This is a picture of Kyanna getting ready to pin the nose on the Jack-o-Lantern at the Party.



Then we had another Halloween Party on Monday night with my parents and my brother's family. The kids dressed up again which they love and I love because then I actually feel like I am getting good use out of the costumes that I bought instead of just one night. Anyways here is a picture of all the Grand kids from my side. Which consists of my two kids and my nephew Greyden!



Then it was time for Will's preschool Halloween party. Which I was lucky enough to be able to attend. I dressed up as Velma from Scooby Doo (thanks Megan, sorry I forgot to take a picture of myself) none of the kids knew who I was but at least the other Mom's there were able to figure it out. I am so glad that I was able to go to his party and I have to say that I am so impressed with his preschool and his teacher. She is so good with all of these kids, I really don't know how she does it. Also, from talking to my friends and calling around, her preschool is inexpensive compared to others, yet she spares no expense when it comes to buying stuff for these kids. She always has a snack for them, she has great art projects, each party she gives the kids a book, and she has a party every month. I am just very impressed.


And finally Halloween night! We had an awesome dinner, thanks to my wonderful husband ( I had to work all day). We had eye balls and brains, frog eyed salad, spiders, and witches brew. YuMMY!!! Then we got the kids ready and they went out with Brett. And these kids scored when it came to getting candy. We live in a neighborhood were there not quite as many kids as some others, resulting in not a huge amount of trick-or-treaters. Therefore, each door that they went up to they were given handfuls, big handfuls, of candy. By the time they got home they could hardly lift their bags. Kyanna loved it she walked the whole time and insisted on carrying her candy. She is very protective of that Candy! It was lots of fun! Hope everyone had a great Halloween!