Wednesday, December 31, 2008

does it get any better?

The holidays are such a wonderful time. I feel so blessed this time of year. We had a wonderful christmas despite getting snowed in on christmas day. We had lots of family parties to go to, which is so fun to get together with family that you don't see regularly. this picture below is of all my cousins (on the webb side) filed oldest to youngest.

On Monday, Chase & I, Rulon & Kathy, & Lauren & Royce went up to our beautiful lodge to spend a couple of days. I love being there, i can't think of too many more perfect places to be in the winter....(unless its the beach of course.) I found one of my newest favorite hobbies, snow-shoeing, I'd never been before and i loved it! it was like the stair-stepper, only much much better. We had a great time.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

snowed in....

merry christmas everyone! I hope you've had a great day. we sure have. except that were snowed in. We came to celebrate christmas eve with my family last night, and were planning on getting up this morning to go to logan and meet chase's family for christmas day. Mother nature had another idea in mind for us....both of the freeways that lead us to logan have been closed all day. Its crazy how the wind blows here. But its christmas, so were happy, and especially happy to be together. Chase has to work tomorrow, so hopefully we make it home. hope your having a good day.

Friday, December 19, 2008

wishing i were there again....

baby its cold outside, and its makin me wish i never came home from Mexico. My in-laws took us to Mexico for Christmas this year, and we had such a great time. Everyone was there except for Lauren & Royce, and we sure did miss them. Rulon & Kathy have a beach house that they built a few years ago, so it really convienent and nice to have some place we can go visit. It is is a really remote part of mexico, and we pretty much have the whole beach to ourselves for miles. The water was a perfect temp. but on their beach the waves are HUGE, so its pretty scary to swim in. But i sure do enjoy running on the beach each morning, playing volleyball, laying out a bit, and eating way more mexican food than i should have. All of the guys love being there, especially after a hard & tiring hunting season. It is so nice for them to be somewhere where they can't get any phone calls, and aren't talking "hunting" every minute of the day. Its kinda like a pat on the back vacation for them to enjoy after working so hard for the season. I feel so lucky & blessed to have such an awesome family. I'm posting an overload of pictures, and i'll probably post again once Rulon & Kathy get back from Mexico too, cause they have some good pics. anyways. enjoy. merry christmas

Can't wait till next year comes around again...

Monday, December 15, 2008

This good-looking guy....


i SURE do LOVE him!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

see ya later

I'm going to the beach!

Friday, November 28, 2008

lots of good things.....

I have so many things to be thankful for. And i am grateful for a season that makes me realize all the blessings that i have. I've been home at my parents house since Tuesday, and i love being home. The only bummer is that my sweet husband had to work this week, yes, even on Thanksgiving....i am missin him. So most of all right now i am so Thankful for a good, hard working husband, who does so much for me, and works so hard for us. He is Great.

We've been busy here @ home. But we've been having fun. So i am posting A LOT of pictures, because i am no good at choosing favorites. enjoy.

On Tuesday When i got home, my dad, kell, lis, and i....went and watched my little sisters basketball games. Rachel is the star on her 7th grade team, but we didn't get to stay and watch long because we had to hurry to Buhl and watch Syd play....where she also did amazing. I miss high school sports, but it was fun to watch her play.

The next day, lis and i helped my mom make pies...My mom is the designated pie maker for Thanksgiving day, and seriously she is amazing. chocolate cream, banana cream, coconut cream, apple, cherry, pumpkin, pumpkin roll...i don't even know if that is all of them, but she's good.
although, homemade pie crusts are a royal pain in the mom says the only time all year long when she swears is when she makes pie crusts. I didn't hear her slip this year, but seriously, i'll stick with the store boughten version.

After we were done makin a few pies, we headed to the movies to check out Twilight...which was amazing. The only complaint i would have is that it went way too fast. But i was happy with the outcome. Of course it is never as good as the book, but still such a good movie.


So every Thanksgiving morning there is a 5k in town called the Turkey Trot, and we've never participated in it, but decided to this year. It was so much fun. Lis pushed my cousin Madi, and the rest of us ran it. It was slightly chilly,but not bad. Everyone did so good. I ran it in 24 min. which i felt pretty darn happy about being that i haven't ran for like 3 months. It was a great way to start the Thanksgiving morning, especially by burning a couple extra calories so we could make room for thanksgiving dinner and pie later on.

I seriously love thanksgiving. I love everything about it. This year we went to my Grandma Garrards house. My aunt Jill and Melissa made these cute table favors. Everyone filled out the 1,2,3 cards with three things they were thankful for, then we put them together on rings, and made my grandparents a little "thankful book"...i thought this was such a cute idea, and it was so fun to see all the many different things everyone was thankful for.

can you tell which one is pregnant? not mckell....but after a big dinner she can fool you. i think its rather disgusting that she can do this, but also quite comical.

After dinner, the girls sit around and plan out "Black Friday"

Here is one of the twins, but quite honestly, i have no idea which one. He sure is cute though.

Lis and i holding the twins....dacx and dane.

Yes, this is the clock as we were pullin out of our driveway., 2:48 a.m. Call us Crazy, because we are. But it is so fun. people get so intense. Last year we got yelled out several times, but i think we made it through pretty clean today. got what we wanted and more. and then i came home and took a 5 hour nap....that felt good.

And welcome to Wal-Mart in Burley, ID. Kell and I had really great positioning. but it was a mad dash.

Kell decided to pierce her ears. the rest of us girls got ours done when we were 12, but kell wasn't quite ready for that then....but today she was.

And here is the car full of all our prizes from Black Friday.
2:45 a.m.-9:30 a.m......that sure does make for a long day. but a good one.