Sunday, December 30, 2007


Yeah! Our blog isn't boring anymore! I finally figured out how to change it around, with a lot of trial and error. For some reason, whenever we upload a header, it changes the color, so we learned that if we upload it once, than save the header and upload the funky colored header, it will turn out the colors that we want. This is how the funk colored one looked.
So we decided that we couldn't really have a pink header in January, because, hello, we are not celebrating Valentine's Day, so we decided that we were happy that we could figure out how to change it to the blue!

Christmas was a blast! I have to admit that it was really hare taking 2 separate distinct people, coming from 2 separate distinct family, with 2 separate distinct traditions is kinda hard. It is fun to take and mesh these two together. Besides the fact that Mike bought me 3 new complete outfits, even down to the shoes and socks! Mike (and his sisters) have good taste and I got some clothes that fit me, as everything else was too big. Mike has been enjoying his Christmas present for a month already, a new TV, surround sound and an entertainment center (the new TV didn't fit into the old entertainment center.I)

Most of all, we are looking forward to spending the New Year together, what fun to be able to celebrate the start of a new year with one you love.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Tubing (Scubing) Anyone?

For any of you who have looked at our blog in the last couple of days, it was even way more boring than usual. This is because I clicked on a link "Revert to Classic Template." Do not, I repeat, do not ever do this. It took me forever to figure out how to make it go back to what we had before.

Anyway, we got to go scubing on Saturday. It was a ton of fun! You will have to view some of our pictures. It was a totally fun day, from Mike saying, "I think I may be too old for this, " to Tait sneaking to the hill before anyone knew and flying down on a saucer, almost running into poles and a cement wall, to me, learning that I can scream like a schoolgirl going down the hill! Ya'll should try some tubing some time!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Figuring things out

I love when I try to figure new things out and they don't work. I decided to try to figure out how to upload a new header that I made for the blog...looks pretty cute huh? Except all the blue is supposed to be red. The picture I uploaded is correct, just somehow during the upload, the color changes. Weird....

Anyway, everyday that passes makes it one day closer to the nice long holiday weekend! Only 1 more day of work and then 4 wonderful days off! Yes! Hopefully, the snow will hold off until Friday night, and then really come down so that Mike and I can go 'scubing' with some fun, totally cute little nephews!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Temple Square

Have you ever been cold? What about freezing cold? Brrrrrr cold? You know, just plain cold! If you haven't, or you have just been too warm this winter, than you all should take a trip to Salt Lake's Temple Square to see the Christmas lights.

Mike and I decided to go up to Temple Square on Friday night. Not only was it extremely cold, it was also extremely busy. There was a concert going on and as a result, there was no parking anywhere. We were driving around and around when Mike offered to drop me off on the west side of the Temple and pick me up on the other side to give me a chance to see the lights, but it isn't any fun by yourself! After spending 20 minutes looking for parking, Mike asked me how I felt about going home and not looking at the lights. I made him keep looking for a parking spot. I am sure that he is glad I did, as it was absolutely beautiful!

Here are some pictures that we took Friday night. There were a lot of people, it was cold, but it was fun. We even went into the Deseret Book accross the street to warm up and to use the restroom, only to discover that there are people who don't lock stall doors! Yes, I walked in on an older lady. It was a little awkward. It was even more awkward when she kept apologizing to me! I guess if she had locked the stall door, I wouldn't have walked in in her!

Here are some more pictures!
Rosie commented that she missed a picture of Mike and I together, so here it is. My camera scares people and the couple that took our picture were scared to touch it after we asked them...but they did. So, as a result, Mike and I only got one picture together. We could have gotten more, but I forgot the tripod. Also, there were so many people that I would have worried about setting up a tripod to take a picture of Mike and I...somebody could have knocked it over! If you notice, Mike and I are blurry, but the Temple in the background is not! hahahahaMike and I are having a debate about the above picture. I took it blurry on purpose because I thought it looked cool. Mike says it messes with the eyes. So, create a comment to tell me what you think about the picture!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

A really long time

I know, it has been FOREVER since I have updated our blog. I don't know what happened, it just got really busy in the last month of the semester. In the last week of school alone, I had, 7 papers due. Seriously way too many papers. Anyway, I have a ton to blog about, but I don't know that I will be able to fit it all in. I will start back and work forward, that will probably be the best.

First of all, I don't know if any of you notice, but my blog looks kinda boring compared to others in the family. Amanda tried to show me on Thanksgiving how to change my background, you know, spice it up, customize it, etc. Well, I thought I had it figured out, but because it was so long before I tried to change it, I guess I forgot what she showed me. I guess I will have to get her to help me at some point over the Christmas break.

Well, the first thing to talk about is our tree. Mike has grown up with an artificial tree. I did too, but for the last couple of years, a friend from work has cut me a tree from the mountains. Well, because of cost, we decided that this year we would get a real tree on our own. We went with Rosie and Mark, Nancy and Chase and all of Chase's family, to cut down our tree. It was a VERY long drive, but it was fun. Because I had left my camera at home, Rosie was kind enough to take pictures and send to us. We spent some time trying to find the perfect tree. We finally thought we had found it, cut it down, hauled it back to where everybody was and were met with, "You cut Charlie Brown's Christmas tree!" You can judge for yourself, it doesn't look so bad. It just has a lot of character!

Anyway, w
e brought our tree home and decorated it. It was a ton of fun. I am quite pleased with the way it turned out. It definitely has a lot of character, which Mike says is another way of saying it is ugly. Mike isn't a big fan of the tree, but I am pretty sure that it will grow on him and he will be so excited to go cut another tree next year! Here is what our tree looks like all decorated. With all the decorations that Mike and I already had on our own, combined, we have quite the rockin house! It really looks cool from outside. We have had our neighbors comment on how cute our house is. In fact, our neigbhor accross the street told us that her daughters love looking out their front window every night to see if our lights are on. This is what they see from across the street. I am excited about Mike and I sharing our first Christmas. While it is crazy sometimes learning how to blend the different ways that we both did things, it is fun to know that we can start our own traditions together.

The best part of the Christas holidays is the fact that school is out for the semester! It is exc
iting to look forward to how few end of semesters that I have left! If all goes according to my plans, I only have 4 more end of semesters left! I am so excited.

So, I love traveling. For anybody that knows me, this is not a big surprise. One of the things that I love to do when I travel is to find one souvenir that represents where I have visited and bring it home. So, in the year 2000, I went to Denmark. It was actually quite a trip with a lot of countries visited, but this is a story about th
e souvenir that I brought home from Denmark. Well, Denmark happens to be one of the countries that Vikings were from, so they are a big thing over there. I brought home a little viking man, he kinda looked like Hagar the Horrible, if any of you have read that comic. Well, I had this little viking man sitting on a shelf of my bookshelf. He was adorable. He was wooden with a little wooden shield and club and a horned hat. He had red rabbit fur as hair and white rabbit fur as his little outfit. Well, the other day, I got out of the shower and Jake was looking like he had done something he knew he was going to get into trouble for. I couldn't figure it out. So, after I got dressed, in comes Jake with some fur stuck to his mouth. It was driving him nuts, so I took it off, and then was very curious as to where it came from. I go out into the living room and there on my rug, I see that my little viking man has been murdered! He could not fend off the greatest foe of his life, the big old dog, who is intent on eating all of his clothes and hair off! I always knew that there was the possiblity of one day, having my things destroyed, I just thought it would be by kids and not a dog who is smart enough to get things off the bookshelf that he wants to chew! But, we still love him! He does some pretty funny things like sitting on MIke when Mike is on the floor etc. We'll keep him, but only because he is so stinking cute!

Well, I will try to make a blog post sooner, so that it is not another full month before I blog again!