Thursday, December 31, 2009

Looking back in 2009...

Well it's almost 2010 and for fun I decided to post some of the pictures from this last year.

Starting with Supercross from last January.
Not going this next year for the first time but that's okay. We will be seeing a different race in June.
This picture is from around February when my mom was babysitting Donovan and Cozette.
Sam and Donovan; Sam was about 8 months old here.
Cozette's Baptism!
In June for Sam's 1st birthday!

4th of July fun.
Thanksgiving up in Pinetop.

It has been an awesome year with changing jobs, spending as much time as I can with family, and David and I growing closer and just loving our life together! My New Year Resolutions for next year are:

1. Stay in touch with family
2. Take more pictures
3. Keep being strong in the church
4. Try to be better at saving money
5. Continue to love David


Sunday, December 27, 2009

Christmas 2009

This year for Christmas was GREAT! There was a lot of eating delicious holiday cookies, special k treats, and fudge. Watching fun movies like The Muppets Christmas Carol and The Santa Clause. We went to the temple to see the lights, got together to exchange gifts, and did plenty of shopping. Laughter and crying happily were involved. So nice to be all together celebrating this time of year... too bad I forgot my camera.

Monday, December 14, 2009

10 Inches

My husband, David, read an article in a dirt bike magazine about some of his favorite riders growing out their hair for Locks of Love. Locks of Love is where you donate your hair for wigs to give to children with cancer. It has to be at least ten inches long before you can donate it. After talking with our Bishop to get his input David has decided to grow out his hair. For those who know him, he has really wavy and puffy hair. Tonight I used my hair straightener to see how long his hair really was. Enjoy!



Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

Due to the blizzard warnings in Flagstaff there was a lot of snow falling up in Show Low and the Pinetop-Lakeside area. With all the snow they closed the schools for the day. Since I work in Show Low this means SNOW DAY! for me. However, this is all the snow we got in Snowflake. Nice but not enough for the schools to be closed.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Thanksgiving in Pinetop

For Thanksgiving this year some of my family came up to Pinetop, AZ at the Nichols cabin which is nice because it is close to Snowflake. To help with making sure there was enough room, I watched Josh and Kortnei's dogs.
Lucy begging.

On Thanksgiving Day we all went to Woodland park in the morning to walk around the lake and play at the playground. It was a very nice and warm day.

Christmas Tree at Woodland Park.

Sam pointing at the lake. We were throwing rocks to crack the ice.

Josh and Jordan watching in fascination as the rocks crashed through.

Kortnei and Carly taking pictures.

David enjoying the view. We spent a lot of time by the lake.

My dad feeding the ducks.

Sam getting close to a duck.

My wonderful parents.

Playing on the swings :)

Every time we go to the cabin we always play Scrabble trying to beat our dad. This game was played after eating our delicious Thanksgiving dinner.

(Sorry it's blurry) Relaxing after eating.

This is at my place on Friday on their way back to the valley and picking up the dogs. Jill holding Miles.

The boys playing a dirt bike game.

This is on Saturday. I decided it was good time to put up my Christmas decorations. Same things as last year just done a little differently.
All in all I had fun with my family as usual. I loved being silly with my nephew Sam and playing Scrabble with everyone. The dinner was fantastic as were the pies my mom made. I'm grateful for my family and for the chance to be with them on Thanksgiving Day. Love you guys!

Friday, October 16, 2009

For My Birthday...

I was lucky enough to visit my family in Gilbert, including my mom. I got there Friday morning and the first place I went was to Jordan and Carly's to see this little guy:

Sam and I (with Carly and my mom) are on our way to pick up Jill. I had given Sam a sucker since I knew he liked them so much.

We went to the mall to have lunch and shop. I miss the mall...

Sam playing in the mall.

Later that day we shopped everywhere. I got to go to Target, Ross, Kohls, Costco, Charlotte Russe, Barnes and Noble, and then have dinner with everybody at In and Out Burger.

Here we are eating...

having a good time.

I got lots of good gifts from my family including a painting from my incredibly talented sister.

I love this painting. Jill did an awesome job.

On Saturday we did some more shopping at the Santan mall. That afternoon we spent getting to know Kortnei's relatives that she has found. Sunday morning we had the opportunity to walk the Race for the Cure 5k that Josh and Kortnei do every year. Then we all went to IHOP for breakfast. Yummy!

Lots of people at the 5k. Totally cool!

Then on Monday we went to Hobby Lobby. It was my first time there and I wished I had been loaded with money :) Before I headed back home I got to see my cute nephew one more time as we ate lunch at Carl's Jr.

You are so cute Sam!

I had a blast hanging out with my family and shopping at places I don't have up here. It was a great birthday present to myself. I love being with them and I can't wait to see everyone again at Thanksgiving! Thanks again for all the birthday gifts and wishes!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

The Best Decision I Have Ever Made

Seven years ago today (Sept. 21st), I married my best friend who I LOVE very much. He has been the greatest husband than I ever could've ask for. I am so lucky and blessed to have him in my life for time and all eternity. I truly have enjoyed growing closer and having our love for each other grow stronger.
We decided this year that since our anniversary is on a Monday we would have our date on Saturday so we could spend the whole day together. So this last Saturday we started our day out with me making him one of our favorite things for breakfast. Scrambled eggs with melted cheese on top, bacon, and toast with strawberry jam. Very delicious! Then, we attended a 10 o'clock session at the Snowflake Temple. After that was a filling lunch at Chinese Wok Buffet in Show Low. Then, we used a gift card I had for the movies and chose to see 9. Not a romantic movie but an interesting one indeed... we both liked it for the movie that it was (a Tim Burton). Finally, we did our grocery shopping at Walmart since I don't get up there very often just to shop. It was a fun day to be together and tonight I will make him a steak and potato dinner. I look forward to having many more years to celebrate with my best friend and husband, David.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Those Darn Bloodsuckers...

As a kid vacationing at the Nichol's cabin in Pinetop, AZ I would always be covered in mosquito bites, especially on my neck. When I was 16 I was out on the trampoline with my boyfriend one night and my legs were covered in mosquito bites. I have since then been very cautious during the summer. The last 5 years or so I have been really good and maybe only get bitten once. This summer that has all changed... we were outside having pie and ice cream (I had banana cream pie with chocolate ice cream; yum!) and I didn't change my shorts to pants or use bug spray because I had thought it was cool enough outside for mosquitos not to be out. Boy was I wrong! I have seven bites on the foot below (you can only see six), two on that same leg by the knee, two on my other foot, and one on that leg by my knee. So not fun and it has been a long time since I have itched so badly. I have discovered though that with some anti itch cream and Benadryl the itchiness does go away. I am definitely going to be more like my mom and always put on bug spray because I never want to go through this again.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Pictureless Week

My mom had the chance to come up and visit me for a week. I didn't take pictures, although my mom took some so someday you will see them on her blog :) Anyway, she came up Friday and was here for Snowflake's Pioneer Day festivities on the 18th. We skipped on the parade because I wasn't going to be in it this time and instead went to the craft festival; which I have never been to. We saw a lot of cute things but nothing we were willing to buy for the amount of money they were asking for. Then we went out to the car and motorcycle show where David and his brother were this year to advertise and give out prizes to winners. I saw many cool cars and learned a lot about them :) Afterwards my mom and I had lunch and went to the quilt show which was small but fun.

The rest of the week was mainly being bums. She taught me how to make green chili burros, no-bake cookies, and our version of goulash. On Wednesday I finally saw Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (loved it) and we shopped at Walmart. We had a lot of goodies, read many books, and she is knitting me a sweater (her first), and pretty much hung out enjoying each other's company. I really like having my mom visit and this will be an annual event :)

Thanks for everything, Mom!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

2 Weekends in 1 Post

On the last weekend of June David and I got to go down to the "valley" for Sam's 1st birthday party. We had a BBQ and went swimming. David and I rode down on this:

It's a 2007 Yamah YZF-R6. I took this picture off the internet because I kept forgetting to take a picture of David's.

On our way to Sam's party.

Sam eating his 1st hotdog. Later Carly adds watermelon to the mix :)

My favorite picture! Sam liking his birthday song.

David holding Steve and Kristi's baby David (one of the twins). Love his serious face.

David cool in the pool.

Now onto 4th of July:

Our annual Bellybutton neighborhood party. Part of the crowd; most of them Flakes :)

Neighborhhood kids having fun on the trampoline.

My niece Tara (the blonde) sitting next her friends Stephanie and Talitha.

My niece Kimi hanging out.

David throwing sticks at me for fun.

Both weekends were a lot of fun! I love it when I get to hang out with my family and I was so happy to get to go swimming; it's been too long. The 4th of July party was great, too. I really enjoy my neighbors; especially Randy. He is the one that cooks all the meat for the BBQ each year and it is the best meat ever. We had chicken breasts, sausage, slabs of beef, pork ribs, tons of salads, chips, and of course dessert. Having fun this summer! And, while I am writing this the fireworks are going off in Taylor. I am not taking any pictures because I can see them out my bedroom window so I don't have to leave the house :)

Monday, June 29, 2009

6th picture tag

Well I was tagged by my Aunt Bobbi at It's Good To Be Queen so here it goes...
The rules are simple 1)go into your picture file, 2)open the sixth folder, 3)find the sixth picture, and 4)to tell the story behind the picture.... 5)THEN to tag 5 more bloggers to do the same. :)

This picture was taken in June 2006. My sister-in-law Valeen works with Queen Creek's Performing Arts Center; right now they are doing Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat. Anyway, that year they were doing Cinderella and she wanted David to try out with her and her husband because David has a good voice. David got the part of the chef where he got to sing two lines of a song and then later was the clumsy dancer at the ball. Valeen was the Fairy Godmother and her husband Brent was the town Mayor. It was a small production but a lot of fun to watch the rehearsals and finally opening night. I don't think David will ever do it again but I am glad he had the chance to do it.
I tag:

1. Ashley
2. Sarah
3. Kortnei
4. Janey (my mom)
5. Kristi