Monday, December 27, 2010

{Santa Came:2010}

I hope everyone had a marvelous Christmas! We certainly had an amazing Christmas day. One whole day away from work for me, and the day I finally got to see Jared's excitement when he opened his presents.

It was a sweet sight to see the presents under (beside) our tree before we opened them. Jared went first...

Santa was very good to Jared this year. (S)he brought a 32' flat screen LCD TV for him, amongst other things including an iphone and some badly needed jeans. The look on his face was worth all the wait. (:

All the mess after opening the presents.

 And I got Inception among other movies, a cashmere blue scarf and my wedding band.

Somehow I didn't get pictures of our Christmas morning with my parents but it was wonderful. We watched Miracle on 34th Street and Its A Wonderful Life. Jer had to work Christmas evening, but I went to Christmas dinner at Breck and Jarom's with the Smiths. The dinner was delicious, and we had a great time visiting.

(Jarom being his normal self)

Overall it was a wonderful first Christmas with my sweetheart, and I can't wait for next Christmas!

Christmas Countdown: 363 days

Friday, December 24, 2010

.snowed in.

Woke up this past Tuesday, on my way to visit my home health patients and walked outside to find this....

I was like, "Oh yeah, my car can totally handle this."

False. So very false.

I woke up hubby to help me shovel the driveway so I could get out onto the street, only to get stuck in the street. Yes, I got stopped by the whole EIGHTEEN inches that dropped Tuesday morn.

And I thought plowing in Bountiful was slow. Let's just say it took the springvillians over 12 hours to plow one strip down our street...and they never came back to finish it up, so for like two days I had trouble getting in and out of our driveway so I finally shoveled a path all the way into the street....sad? yes.

Happy Holidays!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

identity lost...

So, this weekend has been crazy. I worked a ton. Took a lot of stuff out of my backpack after semester was over, put some of it in my purse. Including my wallet. Took my wallet with me to work friday night. Not sure if it got home...

I think I had it Saturday morning....but I can't exactly remember since I worked 18 of the last 24 hours and my brain literally is mush....oh dear. I didn't find out it wasn't in my purse until I went to get a Dr. P on break today and had no way to pay for it.

Hubby and I have both ransaked the apt. looking for it today, I've called twice into work to see if I left it there, and I've also looked in every nook and cranny in my luck.

I keep having the worst possible scenarios going through my mind, like what if...

1. I left it on top of my car when I scrapped the snow off friday night and left it on top of my car? Its possible seeing as I've been very scatterbrained since semester ended. And what if it dropped off in the street and someone stole everything important out of it?

2. Or I left it at a Target, or Roberts arts and crafts? Would someone be nice enough to hand it in and the store just happens to be closed today so they couldn't get ahold of me to let me know where it is?

3. Or I'm just being an idiot and its somewhere in the concaves of my purse...I swear I've searched at least four times now. It's not there, I promise.

So basically that means my identity is temorarily lost, possibly stolen (I really hope not). Sometimes I REALLY wished things like my phone, keys, and wallet had gps attachments so I could locate them when needed. Here's to hoping and praying I find it soon!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

{6 Months}

Absolutely crazy to think its been six months today since I married my amazing husband. 

Thank you for the journey honey, its been wonderful so far.
I can't wait for the rest of forever.

[I'll post more on our great anniversary day later]

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

pampering post finals

Don't you ever feel that you need to reward yourself after a tough day? Well, I had one of those days. Actually so far one of those weeks. The only thing that makes up for this week being finals is the Bing Crosby Christmas music on the radio and my new nails (:

I had a pretty long and rough day of studying+finals today and have been feeling pretty crappy all day long. My sweetie woke up every couple hours last night to check my temp. and see how I was doing...ahhhh. Aren't I lucky? I swear I haven't been sick this often consecutively in such a short period of time for years.

Anyways so after I finally got off campus after what felt like an eternity, Jer went with me to the nail salon so I could get some pampering done. And he let me listen to Christmas music in the car too. Nothing better then some time at the salon+your honey+happy music

The two together definitely did the job, I feel much better.

We will definitely both be very grateful when finals are over.

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

.Thanks to give.

I had a couple friends ask why we didn't blog about anything thanksgiving related. I felt I should explain. Jared and I both worked almost every single day Thanksgiving break, including Thanksgiving day. And then to top it off I got the flu the night before Thanksgiving and woke up around 5 am Thanksgiving morning really nauseous and spent the whole morning by the toilet. We didn't really have a typical American Thanksgiving, and I didn't think my being flu-ish was worthy of noting. 

However, although we worked on Thanksgiving+both of us being sick (Jer had a nasty cold) we got to celebrate Turkey day with my parents the Saturday after Thanksgiving. We had our fill of turkey, stuffing, croissants, cranberry sauce, and homemade pie. 

And even though we didn't have a normal Thanksgiving, we certainly were still very grateful for many things in our lives including...

1. new jobs for both of us
2. sleeping in past ten
3. a couple of date nights
4. a warm home and cozy bed
5. pizza and skookies
6. each other :)

P.S. my getting the flu AFTER getting my flu shot just goes to show that they don't always work when you need them too.  

P.P.S. sorry if you were grossed out by this post. (:

P.P.P.S. don't be shy about posting on how this grossed you out. It will be something to amuse me as I start studying tomorrow for my ever looming finals ):

Sunday, December 05, 2010

{Christmas Decorations}

Since I've been married, Tai Pan has become one of my favorite stores to get decorations from. This holiday has not been any exception to that. I had to stop by after Thanksgiving because our apt. just looked so bare, and they had so many great unique decorations. Although we don't have a full size tree this year I still think it turned out very festive.
Take a peak...

Isn't that table runner SO cute?! I love its personality.

Our tree is my old American Girl Doll Christmas tree. It made no sense to go buy another smaller tree, so I finally put it to good use after being boxed away for almost ten years. We simply have NO WHERE to put a full size tree sadly.

Who doesn't love some holiday jingle? I grew up with real sleigh bells on our front door that my Grandma gave to my dad, so it just isn't the holiday season without some bells (:

And lastly, my beautiful wreath that I made myself! I'm quite proud of it, because it turned out A LOT better then I thought it would. I'm loving all the Christmas music on 24/7 until the 25th, its the only thing I listen to anymore! Happy holidays!

Christmas Girls Party 2010

I seriously have been looking forward to this party for MONTHS! I had so much fun at my last one, and I felt like I made tons of friends. I put a lot of thought and effort into what my white elephant gift was going to be. I wanted it to be something cute, and useful. So after some serious deliberation, I came up with this...

adorable cookie jar filled with cute christmas themed cookie cutters with recipes attached. I thought it was super cute and practical for someone who loves to cook. I was really glad that Betty got it, because she collects snowmen and bakes a lot, so it was perfect for her.

I got Shalena's gift, which I love! Its the perfect decoration for my entry table. Thank you Shalena!

 Aren't they SO cute?! I tried to make it look like they were holding hands...I'm not sure if it worked. 

Anyways, it was overall an awesome girl's night out. We felt like rock stars even though Breck is seven months prego. Doesn't she look awesome though? For some reason I don't have any pictures of Sherrie. Probably because she was so busy fighting for her present.

The group photo, but we weren't posed yet. Oh well. These are just half of the awesome women that go to this girls party. Can't wait for the first saturday in June!

P.S. Aunty Blynn, thank you for being a great sport about us taking your present every time. Hope you weren't too pissed off. Love you. (: