Sunday, December 28, 2008

Christmas time

This year for Christmas, David and I went down to Gilbert to spend it with family. I remembered my camera and actually took some pictures of my family. I did not, sadly, remember to take my camera to David's family so I only have pictures of my family. I am , however, doing better having a camera with me so this year I hope to do better at taking pictures.
This is Josh and Kortnei's tree. Very pretty.
Under the tree with all our presents.
Miles opening his present.

Miles succeeded and is now eating his present.

Cozette and Donovan opening their presents.

Sam opening his present.
Sam playing with the present David and I gave him.
The messy floor after all the presents are opened.
Under the tree with no more presents :(
It was a good christmas and had lots of fun being around family. Maybe next time I will have pictures of David's family for I do like them, too :)

Sunday, December 21, 2008

White Elephants Gifts

Every year David's family does the white elephant game. It is played brutally by his family and the gifts are good to absolutely disgusting (like slime). David and I have usually brought gifts that we have found either at Savers or Goodwill. Last year David brought down snow in a small ice chest which (in Chandler, AZ) our nieces and nephews loved! This year I am bringing a HOOTER'S small serving tray and David decided to make somthing out of steel.

This is the first thing David made and it turned out so cool we decided to keep it.
This guy falling off the unicycle is the second thing he made. It is also cool but we thought it would be a fun gift for the game. Kind of a "hot" item to fight over.

Saturday, November 29, 2008


I put up our christmas tree today as I am sure many people did. We have a small fake tree because it is easier in an apartment. I like blue and silver together so here are two pictures of the tree with some village houses I have been given along with a few lighthouses that have been gifts. Love the lighthouses; they are my favorite. If you can tell, I have five that are use as christmas decorations. I have a lot more as everyday decorations around the apartment.

Turkey Day...

Thanksgiving Day was a blast! Everyone, except Jared's family, came up to Pinetop for the weekend. They stayed at my grandma's cabin and of course, the dork that I am, I forgot to bring my camera. So if you want to see pictures from this weekend they will probably be on Kortnei's or Carly's blog. It snowed on Thanksgiving which was fun; my brother's don't get to see that very often so they enjoyed it. I got to hold and play with my new nephew Sam; he's so adorable! I played scrabble with my dad, Josh, and Jill. Our dad won. We watched our Thanksgiving movie- Planes, Trains, and Automobiles- a movie that we have watched every Thanksgiving for as long as I can remember and still enjoy it. We went shopping at Walmart, played Uno, Phase 10, and my mom, Jill, and Carly saw Twilight. Our Thanksgiving dinner was very good and I can't wait to see everyone again at Christmas.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Lol Cats

So during the evenings in our home I will find myself reading a book while watching one of my favorite TV shows and David on the computer checking email. After awhile I will realize that he has been on there for some time and laughing a lot. Eventually I will ask him what he is laughing at and 9 times out of 10 he is looking at pictures of cats at This is a guy who thinks cats are spawn of the devil and is allergic to them; so we will never own one; but loves to spend time looking at funny pictures of cats. He will spend hours looking at these pictures getting a good laugh. I guess it is better than what he could be looking at on the computer but it still was something I've never expected coming from him :)

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Random pictures

Here are some random pictures that I have taken in the last year in Snowflake. A picture of Jill and I when she came up in the summer, our back yard with a pit bike track in the farthest corner, our first snow day (no school) and David and his brother decided to ride their pit bikes in the snow, Supercross event in Phoenix from last year (David and I go every January), our race truck ( a Blazer) that we rolled on our 5th anniversary (we weren't hurt and I actually wished I had it on video as it was my first time in an accident and we did roll about two times before landing upright), and a picture of the apartment we live in; the front door is actually in the backyard. I have more pictures on myspace but this gives you an idea of my life.

Monday, November 10, 2008


So, David and I moved to Snowflake, Arizona about a year and 8 months ago. We live on Bellybutton Ln; a neighborhood that is in Snowflake but in the middle of Snowflake-Taylor, AZ. Our apartment is above my brother-in-law's garage and on 2 and 1/2 acres of land. Next to their house is Speed Merchants; the dirt bike and accessories shop David and his brother run. I work at a preschool at Blue Ridge Highschool in Pinetop, AZ; the area where my dad's family's cabin is. I have a class of nine 2-3 year-olds that I watch and teach everyday during school hours. It is my second year at this preschool and I enjoy it very much and am lucky to have this job. David and I celebrated our 6th wedding anniversary this last September and I recently turned 27 last month. For my birthday David got me an Honda XR 100 dirt bike as I am learning to ride. I went on my first trail ride two weekends ago and enjoyed it very much. Only fell three times but wasn't hurt. David turns 28 this Saturday and will probably take him to the new James Bond movie.

As for children we do not have any yet but I have started to go to the docter's to see what's up. I don't know if I will be able to have children but will hopefully find out soon. I am waiting to schedule for a CAT scan and then will go from there. I am okay with the option of adopting; it's just taking awhile to figure out what's going on.

Today was the first day it mildly snowed. So winter is coming. Last year was my first year driving around in snow. I'm glad to say I survived and while I enjoy the snow days I could do without the cold it brings. I have tomorrow off because of Veteran's Day and am going to a Relief Society meeting (I'm the 1st counselor), and plan to do some visiting teaching and reading. Oh, I also have homework to do from the Early Childhood Development class I am taking through a teacher at Blue Ridge. Anyway, that's it for now; will write later. Jaclyn