Monday, December 17, 2007

Mormon Tabernacle Choir

On Saturday our family got to go to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Christmas Concert. Over 1 million people tried getting tickets and only 81,000 actually got some-we just happen to be 8 of them! I will admit everyone in the family tried, we only got one set, but we were excited to have the opportunity to go. I went once before when i first got home from my mission. It's a great way to celebrate the holiday. It was a cold night, but as always downtown is breath taking a fun to be a part of. The concert was fabulous!

The Girls Visit to Santa

True Passion

So after my work out tonight, Memphis and I stopped by wal-mart... as we passed the TV display, Memphis was glued... her father would be so proud!

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Winter Wonderland!

So today Mike and I headed to my mom's house to have oil changes on our cars. (thanks chase) As you can see, for the second weekend in a row we got a good sized snow storm.

Even Uncle Cliff joined in the fun!!!!

Memphis was such a good sport! She loved being outside with everyone... even with her rudolph nose!

Chase and Mike had a good time making fun of how much longer Kristi and I took to roll our balls around the yard.

This picture shows Mr Snowman's heigth. Keep in mind Chase is 6'6" standing on the ground... and Kristi is 5'4"... so here you have a very tall Snowman. People were driving and laughing at us!

Grandma Straw tried hard to keep her warm.

It was a fun afternoon! The hot cocoa afterwards wasnt so bad either!

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Christmas Survey

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Wrap… so much more fun!
2. Real tree or Artificial? Real…
3. When do you put up the tree? Dec 5-6! This year at least! Last year we didn’t have one. I hope it’s exciting again when the kid(s) are older. Right now… it seems like so much effort.
4. When do you take the tree down? Growing up we usually left for Grandma’s house Christmas day, so it came down ON Christmas day!
5. Do you like egg nog? That is a big fat NO!
6. Favorite gift received as a child? Maybe the Barbie pool, my bike (it was blue with a banana seat) or maybe even my scooter.
7. Do you have a nativity scene? No. So not Christian huh?
8. Hardest person to buy for? Well I guess Chase and Kristi, since we have them and no gift yet.
9. Easiest person to buy for? Memphis!
10. Mail or email Christmas cards? Cards, for sure… again the intention is there… just no effort.
11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? A break-up?
12. Favorite Christmas Movie? While you were sleeping.
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? Ehhh, whenever.
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas gift? I don’t think so.
15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas?
16. Clear lights or colored on the tree? Clear… always clear.
17. Favorite Christmas song? Oh my gosh there are sooo many!
8. Travel at Christmas or stay home? Home… well down to Riverton!
19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer? Yup, Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixon, Comet, Cupid, Donder, and Blitzen...& Rudolph ! Harry Connick Jr. taught me well!
20. Angel on the tree top or a star? Star
21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or Morning? Morning
22. Most annoying thing about this time of year? Driving in snow… don’t get me wrong, I love snow-just not driving in it!
23. Favorite ornament theme or color? So I married into a family which buys out hallmark every year… and it’s great! Love all the hallmark ornaments! This year I am very excited about our Yosemite ornament too! They are little hiking boots cause we are such big hikers. In all fairness we did hike up to Bridal Veil Falls! It was a long hike. (wink wink)
24. Favorite Christmas dinner? Turkey again… don’t love ham! Thank you UPS… they give them out every year… mike and my mom both work there… needless to say we have a lot of turkeys! (and not just the meat kind)
25. What do you want for Christmas this year? Just today I told Mike all I want is a detail job on my car. He details cars and mine looks like crap… why?

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Christmas Memories...

So last week I wrote a blog and had every intention of recreating it here... but it would take far too long, so... here is the link to see it!

Sunday, December 2, 2007

East Football Midgets

We had mikes football banquet. It was a good time... Mike is counting down the months til next years season!!!!

Happy Anniversary to US!

It was 10 years ago that I met Karen, Heather and Jen... so we decided to get a hotel room for the night and girl talk into the wee hours of the morning.

We started the night at Chili's. We even got dessert!

A toast to us and million memories we've made!

Jen and I

Karen and Heather

10 years, really??

We were SHOCKED to wake up to a winter wonderland!!!! We got 6 inches that night. Winter is finally here, I guess!

A special thanks to Christian, Dan, Mike and Heidi for watching the kiddos! We had a great time, and can't wait to do it again next year.