Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas 2010 / New Mexico

We were able to be with my in-laws for Christmas this year. We had a great time with them, and played more board games in a couple of days than I think I have played in my whole life combined! lol.

On our drive up to be with the Ropers we were able to stop by my parent's house. We spent the night there, dropped off their Christmas presents and got to spend a little bit of "Christmas time" together with them.
We had a really nice dinner on Christmas Eve! Then Christmas morning got woken up at 8am on the dot to go open presents :)
We all got lots great stuff, and it was fun to be with the Roper family since we've never been at their house for a holiday.

I remember now why I don't like board games very much...... because I always LOSE! But we had a lot of fun playing them.
Josh and his dad had a little tournament with the basketball game below....
Which ended in this...... I'm pretty sure one of them was cheating, but I'm not sure which. :)
Lots of yummy food being made.

It was a great Christmas and we are very happy we were able to be with people we love.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Our Early Christmas 12/21/10

Because we were planning on going to New Mexico for Christmas to spend it with my in-laws we decided to open all of our presents before Christmas. We didn't want to worry about lugging them all up, and then back with us. So the day before we left town we had our early Christmas celebration :)

We both got spoiled pretty badly! But it was lots of fun.

I finally allowed Josh to buy me some pink golf clubs..... they are pretty awesome!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Sedona AZ (Dec 17th-19th)

My very sweet and loving husband planned a little romantic getaway with one of his good friends from work. They wanted to take their girls up to Sedona to see the Christmas lights and just have a nice relaxing weekend. We had a little bit of rainy weather, which ended up ruining the plans of seeing the lights. Apparently they aren't fond of plugging in thousands of extension cords in puddles of water...... lame.

But we had a great time anyways! We found out that Sedona closes WAYYYYYY early, even on Friday nights! We couldn't find anywhere open to eat dinner the night we got in there! We eventually found a little diner.... an alien diner.... LOL. The lighting was red neon lights inside and there were weird alien things hanging from the ceiling and everywhere. It was a silly little place, but the food tasted okay to us starving tourists.

The next day we went walking/shopping. We mostly bought food, lots and lots of yummy food! My favorite thing in Sedona is to get caramel apples from the chocolate store. Each time we go up there I make sure Josh buys me at least one! (When we were up there for Valentines Day I think we bought 3, lol.)

The scenery was still beautiful, with the big clouds all around.
We had dinner at a very nice place, and it was a very VERY nice dinner! We basically had our own private table for our group, next to this huge fire place. The whole place was decorated for Christmas and was so pretty!

It was such a nice weekend! I'm so glad I have such a sweet husband! ♥

Friday, December 10, 2010

Thanksgiving 2010

We were able to go up to my parent's house for Thanksgiving this year. We were missing my sister Rebecca and her fiance Todd (they had just moved up to Utah) and my sister Kirstie, David and baby John (they were with his family).
We had TONS fo really yummy food and just spent lots of time together.
We also took some pictures of the whole group together, as well as the "families".Here are the 2 grandsons together :)
(John & Kash) Lil baby John was such a cutie!
My parents and my sisters that are still at home...
And then my family, Me, Josh and our 3 doggies.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Double Baptism ♥

On September 11th my youngest sister and my newest Brother-in-law got baptized. It was really special to be able to be there to see them both make such a wonderful choice!! Josh wasn't able to get work off to go, so I tried to make it feel like he was there by adding him to the picture below. :)

See below...
Here is David after getting baptized and confirmed.
It was really neat to see him make the choice to be baptized. Hopefully in the near future we will be able to go to the temple to see him and Kirstie get sealed to eachother and little baby John so they can be together forever!

My parents and EmmaLee
John, Kirstie and David

My Family ♥

California Trip (Aug/Sept)

We took a week long vacation to California at the end of August. We stayed in the Anaheim area and had a ton of fun! We had our friends Matt & Amanda, and Charlie and Amanda come with us. We went to the beach a couple of times, shopping, eating good food, 6 Flags, more shopping, more eating, swimming, relaxing, and the boys went golfing several times.

At Seal Beach Huntington Beach

The whole group eating some delicious food!

Seal Beach

Friday, August 27, 2010

2 Year Anniversary! ♥

August 1st I can't believe that it's been 2 years since I married this guy! The time has gone by so quick, and we've done so much since then. I'm so glad that I have Josh for eternity and I love him so much! I don't know what I'd do without him and I'm so greatful for everything he does for me! I couldn't have found someone that fits me better than him and he makes me so happy every single day! I love you Josh, Happy Anniversary!