Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Christmas is Coming!!!

Early this month we took a trip to temple square to see the lights. There were so many people there, and tons of lights. It really helped to kick-start our Holiday spirit!

Justin and I also decided to get a real Christmas tree this year!!! After getting it home we realized there were a few branches in the way of it fitting in the stand. Justin decided to grab our saw (attached to a leatherman) and hack off the branches in the kitchen. My job was to put the lights on the tree. Together we put on the ornaments.

Of course we could not get through a holiday without a DIY project. At the top I made a Christmas candy wreath, it was easy although time-consuming. I also made a simple advent calendar to countdown the days till Christmas. Last but not least I transformed a tablecloth into our tree skirt.

We also made Gingerbread houses with the Abbotts, it was so much fun especially since I have never done that before. We had no rules and tons of different candy supplies, and then let our imaginations roam free.

We hope you are enjoying your holidays as much as we are. We also cant wait to visit California and all of our family and friends there!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

A Birthday & Thanksgiving


I have been a total blog slacker, and I'm here to catch-up. This year I turned 21! which is exciting although it doesn't matter as much as it does in the regular world. To celebrate my birthday we went out to dinner with Justin's family to a chinese restraunt called Jasmine. The food there was great and chinese is my favorite!
Justin ordered the caterpillar roll (not made with actual caterpillar)

My baby bump (about 22 weeks)

On my actual birthday justin brought home these! a dozen red roses. He also got me an early birthday present this summer, my very own screen printing maciene. I can't wait to use it! (any project ideas?)


Despite the cold on Thanksgiving morning we ventured out for the anual Turkey Bowl. Although I had no clue who was winning it was fun to watch, and Justin escaped with only a bruised knee and foot. Then we headed to Kim and Kathy's house for dinner and to break in their new ping pong table. (Kim's early Christmas present)

Talena trying a bite of cranberry sauce, I missed her sour face wich was hillarious!

The boys were so excited to have so many football games to watch in one day.
My contribution to Thanksgiving was a pumkin cheesecake, it was delicious.
(will post recipie later)

Hope you enjoyed Thanksgiving as much as we did, we can't wait until Christmas!