Wednesday, November 30, 2011


Let me just start by saying that Thanksgiving Break was AWESOME.
1. I got to spend oodles of time with Paul
2. I finally had time to really get to know Paul's siblings and their spouses
3. No school.
4. Absolutely delicious food.
5. Adorable kids running all over the place.
(I didn't get any pictures of Macie! Talk about tragic.)
6. Paul getting "man" time via football and time with his brothers.
7. I actually sat down and read a book for fun
8. Poker, Rummikub, Scategories and Labyrinth.
9. Black Friday deals = New camera
10. SLEEP.

Here we have Mr. Eli, who chased the cat everywhere, and Gaelyn, who is too cute to handle.

 Me & the hubby

 A picture I love of Paul and Gaelyn watching "UP"

 Just relaxing!

 Devin throwing Eli all over the place. He was laughing so hard!

 Sleepy Paul on our drive home from Texas.

 Every time I saw signs for this time I couldn't help but think of a mortuary. Creepy.

 We stopped at the 4 corners! (Utah, Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico)

 "Four states here meet in freedom under God"

Kissing in 4 places at the same time. 
... I bet you've never done that!

Monday, November 21, 2011

On the road again.

Thanksgiving is this week.
I am so so so excited.
Paul and I are heading down to Texas to spend the holiday with his siblings.
Are we flying?
Once again, we are embarking on a lovely road trip.
Thankfully, it will be shorter than our 80 hour road trip from June.
Regardless, I am pumped to have some family time.
... and to have a break from school.

[pictures to come]

Friday, November 18, 2011

Bad Idea

Let's just say that taking 18 credits this semester may not have been the best idea.
In fact... it was probably a BAD idea.
Thankfully, the semester is almost over and my head is still above water.
[Thanks to my husband: The Provider AND Homemaker]
... I promise I'll cook something delicious over break.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

What you missed from October.

Things have been super busy but I assure you that we are still alive!
Here's a quick update for all of the things you missed from October.

Toward the beginning of the month Paul and I got "boo"-ed with some of the cutest cookies.
One chocolate cookie, one candy corn, two marshmallows and two chocolate chips. 
 This is just Paul being all super cutie.
 The best part of October was having my mom come out to Utah.
While she was here we picked raspberries, ate lots of yummy food, went shopping, spent lots of time together. We also made a special trip to the Grotto in Payson (It's up the Nebo loop). It was a leisurely hike with beautiful fall colors and a lovely waterfall to top it off. 
Starting in about September, Paul and I would be greeted at our front door by the delicious smell of Concord grapes wafting up from the backyard. Finally, in October, we couldn't resist it anymore so we went out and picked some. We then handed them off to my sister Ruth and my mom to make juice. We drank it during a Sunday dinner when we celebrated Ben and Dan's birthdays. 
These last two are actually from November.. but I doubt you really mind.
This first one is green eggs and ham!
I'm sure that everyone knows by now that Paul loves to surprise me.
And this last one is our old loveseat.
We said sayonara to this floral bad boy and replaced it with Grandma's old lazyboy loveseat
Oh happy day.
So there you have it!
A little snippet of October and a taste of the start of November.

Thursday, November 3, 2011


It 's been rough night at the house.  Libby had to go to clinical today, which means that she is tired tonight. She needed to get her computer to do homework.  After resting on the couch, this is her solution.

Libby: I wish I were a Jedi.
Paul: Why?
Libby: One, I could quit the Nursing program.  Two, I could summon my computer.