Sunday, November 30, 2008

Our Christmas Tree!

I know it isnt December yet but it is close enough!! Sam and I have been planning this day out!!It is our tradition to go to this tree farm in Woodinville!Last year it was amazing and it snowed! But this year no snow...but great service!

Afterwards we took the tree to both of our houses and went to dinner and saw the movie Four Christmas' - it was a great movie!!

Such a fun night!!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Black Friday!!

So I was determined to go to Walmart this year...but it was super cold!My friend wanted to go with me..and couldnt end up I really didnt want to wait in line by myself! And what fun would that be??? So I talked to my friend Sandy and she said she was thinking about going...but to the one in marysville because it was inside!What??You can wait inside at a superwalmart!!! Well we were on our way, and we got there about 1:30am!!

So we got to Walmart and all went our seperate ways for each item we wanted!It took forever to find where the kitchen aid when we found it I camped out next to it!I also needed a tv for our bedroom so chelsea was getting it for me!So a few hours later the lines were getting longer...people getting meaner...and I was talking to these girls that I have met sometime??Cant figure out where?But they were going to get a kitchen aid for me while I went and got the tv!So we were going to meet right after!Thank goodness I went to the tv or we wouldnt have got it!!Yay for black friday!!

So later that day I decorated our house!!Excited to go get a tree the next day!! And then went out shopping again with Leilanie!!

Thursday, November 27, 2008


Thanksgiving this year was fun and busy!We went to Jennys ( James sisters house) and took family pictures with all the brother and sisters and nieces and newphews! There was a lot of good food...which ends up making everyone very tired!Here are some pictures...after dinner lots of sleeping and movies!

Thursday, November 20, 2008


I refused to read Twilight for far to long...Who jumps up at the oppotunity to read a book about vampires anyway????Well I wasnt too thrilled on the idea till one of my young women asked me to go with her and a group of people to go see it on opening night!So they got tickets...but one problem I didnt read the book yet! Well I read it on my flight back from Ohio and I fell in love! It was so great and I couldnt wait to see the movie.

So in the theatres here they opened up for seating at 6:30 for the midnight showing...So my friends brother got there at 6:15 needless to say we had amazing seats! We got there a bit later and relieved her brother and his girlfriend....Who knew I would have gone to a movie over 3hrs early???

Well, I thought it was so worth it!! I want to see it again and can't wait till it comes on blue-ray!!! Of course there are a few changes from the book...but if you think about them they make sense!!!

I love the characters in the movie and thought it was great!! Cant wait to see it again!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

4th day in OHIO

So today was the last day in Ohio for a bit!!So it was covered in snow outside! And we had to go to the post office to ship off 9 packages!We started driving and it was horrible ( not like washington! and the kids were all in school) Well we got to the post office...and we decided to take the back roads to aurora :) We were so glad we did because we didnt want to miss our tradition of going to Chagrin Falls to the Yours Truly Cafe for some Lotso Notso fries, and fried artichokes! YUMM!! Also we can't forget the herb shop, where of course I found some amazing finds!! And the dog bakery ( where my mom found a few outfits for her dog and yes i got all of the dogs treats and fufu some bows!)

Max's Fashion Show - I hope you enjoyed!

So after we got back my Grandparents came...I finished packing then off to the airport!

The snow was suppose to stop...but they were wrong! It got so much mom missed her meeting because the traffic and roads were too bad and my brother even called to see if I was making it out!

As we are on this rather large plane...the flight wasnt even half full with 14 of us on it! They said we were ready to take off and we would be early...but that didnt happen we sat there for over an hour so they could de-ice us! So we got to atlanta late and I barely had enough time to get a drink(which later on the plane I spilled all over my self) Thank goodness delta still gives drinks and snacks!

I had the nicest couple sitting next to me they live in BC and were just coming back from Mexico for there 10yr anniversary!We talked for awhile....but I was then on a mission to finish reading TWILIGHT!Since I am going to the midnight showing.....when I get back!SO I was able to finish it! I cant wait for the next ones!! And yes...I refused to read it forever and I gave in!! But it is amazing!

So I got to the airport and James was there with these beautiful roses!! I sure missed him!!!

Monday, November 17, 2008

3rd Day in OHIO

So today was finishing up with the storage unit... Gideon had to get rid of the rest of my furniture ( luckily his good friends boss took all of it! ) So we just had to return the truck!

Then we went to breakfast at Bob Evans... It was fun to get to chat! Afterwards we went to Gideons house and got to play with our new niece Madison and of course Aiden! It was great to be able to spend so much time with them! That is the hard thing with living so far away! (But it is nice to enjoy the time while we can)

After spending time with the kids,I cut Pam's hair and then my moms :) Then Pam decided she wanted to go a lot shorter so we cut off another 6 inches!

We needed to head out since the weather was getting bad.... We got home and I started on some work.... Then Lauren came over and we were able to chat for a bit and head to Gabes & Chipotle! Our fav!!!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

2nd day in OHIO

So today I was very sleepy waking up....but my brother came and got me, then off to the storage unit we went! One problem...I didnt know the code, or even the # of the unit! So off to a good start! Well after making a few phone calls...we got in...But we couldnt get the truck till 10am! So I started going through boxes and organizing!Soon my other brother came to help, along with Lauren, my cousin colin, and Gideon's Father in law! So after everyone got a few things to take home...we were loaded up! Took all the boxes to my I could ship to Seattle...and the rest goes to my brother and Goodwill! We were planning on it taking a few days! So it was exciting to be done in 1hour!!! Thank you everyone for your help!!

So, Lauren took me home..then she had to run off.. And I started going through all my boxes! It felt like an early christmas! Then my mom and I ran out...we went to the apple orchard!! YUMM!! Too bad I couldnt take any cider on the plane! Then we went to Gabes! And Starbucks!!Our fav!!

Then off to my newphews 2nd Birthday party!! It was a blast! He had so much fun and it was so great to see my family there!!

Saturday, November 15, 2008


So I was sort of dreading this trip,since it was for me to empty out my storage unit...
So the night before I didnt sleep since we had to leave for the airport at 3am! So I was a very quiet person on the plane! I was exhausted! The guy next to me was like you looked like a pretzel all night!Well I arrived into Atlanta very exhausted and hurried to my next plane...then got to ohio at 6pm! Once arriving to Ohio.... my brother Gideon picked me up along with his wife and kids.... We went and met my mom and Jonas at Applebees...

As we were leaving...whats outside???SNOW!!!

* So here are some pics from the first day!!I was a party pooper and fell asleep so my mom thought she had the right to take pictures!

Friday, November 14, 2008

James - James Bond 007

So we have waited for ever for this movie to come out!!! We have been counting down the days!!!We even pre-ordered tickets! Daniel Craig is by far the best James Bond! We are easy critics...but loved the movie!! We were on the edge of our seats the whole time!

So it was a great movie and we had an amazing night!!Even though we didnt eat the pumpkin pie in my purse that Rozemary had to have!!! And the whip cream!( Seriously not a movie for eating pie)Hehe! But we did get some wheat grass Jamba juice with a double shot! And a blended cream mint chocolate chip from starbucks ( but we couldnt drink it :( the didnt understand - no coffee!!! )

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Another Bank Holiday ( and I have the greatest Boss who lets me have them off too)

So today we had an exciting day planned! We had even been checking the weather to make sure it wasnt going to rain while we were on our little trip! But, the whole entire trip it poured! Then we got a little closer and it sprinkled! But when we finally arrived at our destination in Oregon....It was pouring!

So James and I decided to embrace the day! We had to stop in the little souviner shop to get some batteries for our camera...then we went and got a trail map for our little hike ( and got a loaner umbrella)....and what would a hike be without hot chocolate! ( well, the umbrella really didnt help much- it was one more thing to carry & the hotchocolate - should have been a bottle of water! And not to self - have James dress me next time!)

So we started our hike...and this was any easy one! You can see the most beautiful waterfall from the road! Then you climb up a little trail ( 2min up) and you are on the bridge! It was great!!!

Just Kidding!! That wasnt all of it! We went further! A lot further! We ended up soaked and were able to see even more waterfalls!It was such a great hike! And I would really recommend doing it! (well just be prepared!)

After our hike and lots of pictures later.....
We ate at the little restraunt at the bottom of it!We were so soaked and covered in dirt we had to ask if we were even aloud in!!! Hehe!!!Seriously! It was a nice restraunt and great food!!!

Then we got in the car...and shedded from our soaked clothes! Then off to the Portland Temple!!! We were going to do a 4:30 Session so we hurried on down!

It was such a great experience! James and I have never been there and it was gorgeous!!!We got out it was dark! So the pictures arent the greatest!!

It was a great day! And back to reality! Thank goodness for miny vacations ( and for James always being up for something new!)

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Allen & Sharis Wedding

Today was such a busy day, with James working, then catching up on life....doing hair! And then we were able to go and celebrate Allen & Shari Anderson's special day!!! They were sealed together in the Seattle Temple and then had a reception at the Harbour Pointe building! It was a rather rainy and gloomy day...but as soon as they came out of the Temple it began to be sunny...just long enough for pictures! The Temple was still under construction...but good thing Lena is so good at editing!!!They had a beautiful reception and they looked amazing!

* Aric and Lenas kids did get ahold of the camera too :)

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Christophers Birthday Party!

So this year we had a family birthday party for Christopher at Red Robyn! It was so nice to have everyone there! And celebrate his special day! Aric and Lena & the kids even got to come....even after a long trip to Utah!! We were so glad they can make it!

** It was amazing food and good service!

Saturday, November 1, 2008


Life has been so busy with work, young womens/young mens, and I have been doing a ton of hair! Thank goodness.....

So by the time I get home I am to exhausted to keep up!! But we are back in business!!!

So expect more to come!!!!