Sunday, December 20, 2009

Ready to party!

I realize it's a little late for Thanksgiving and a little early for New Year's but I am just feeling so thankful. Plus we will probably be too busy for the rest of the year to blog so I need to wrap it up now. 2009 has been SO good to me. It's amazing what you realize when you really just look back on the year and see what happened in your life.

I hit some HUGE milestones in the past year. I got married to my love and best friend, I graduated COLLEGE (best feeling ever to be done with school), I got LASIK (a miracle in and of itself), I started my first real job AND started Sassy Pose!

I have such a great life with so many blessings! I am able to be around people that I love and that care about me every day. We have a lot of family and friends and we are so lucky to have the relationships we have. I can't imagine having a better year than this one but I have a lot of New Year's resolutions so we are going to try.

Chris and I are about to have the greatest end of the year celebrations! It's going to be legendary. We just got back from a weekend with Chris' family in Marysville (the whole family hasn't been together since our wedding) so we got to see everyone and celebrate Christmas! Tomorrow we are going to have a Christmas celebration at my Mom's house. In a couple days we are flying into Vegas then get to spend Christmas in St. George with my family (minus Mom who we will miss dearly). Then Chris' WHOLE family is coming to St. George for a big celebration for his grandparent's 50th wedding anniversary. I will get to meet a bunch of the extended family I haven't met. Since OUR first year anniversary will be while we are down there we will celebrate that AND New Year's right when we get back. Yahooooooo!!! Can't wait!

Here are some pics from this weekend. Probably Chris' two fave gifts from his parents. We're getting all ready for the celebrating!


I'll be back with new posts, pics and videos from all this celebration fun in the new year!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Decoration Nation

I have a new love for decorating since I have a whole home to decorate for the holidays for the first time! Just walking through a craft store I get so excited and inspired to try different things. I didn't want to do the traditional red and green tree so I chose to do blue, green, and silver. You can't really tell in the picture but there are lime green bulbs and leaves on the tree too!



It's all thanks to my Mom that I have all these decorations...literally. I don't have the original thoughts. I might get some spark of an idea and then my Mom shows up at the door with a bag full of materials from the craft store. So it's been fun to put everything together and have something fun to do with the girls of my family. Chris isn't so into the decorating. It's actually pretty funny because its like he gets stressed out when I ask him to do anything related to decorating...like he'll be in trouble if he does it wrong. But he did lovvve putting the Seahawks candy canes on the tree!



I took pictures of different decorations around our house...me and my Mom made or put together all of them!




For some unknown reason, this pinecone is my favorite decoration out of ALL of them. I just think its so cute on the candle holder...



Mom spraying the garland with SNOW IN A CAN! I had a little too much fun with that one on the windows.


Another one of my ABSOLUTE favorite things about the holiday season are the SMELLS! We walked into the YMCA last week and I about died because they were selling those pine wreaths. It just smells like Christmas and I love it! I will also die for baked goodies smells and peppermint and cinnamon. Last weekend when I was shopping with my Mom in law we found this AMAZING candle and she bought it for us. Its sugar cookie but it smells EXACTLY like rainbow chip cake batter. We have been burning it nonstop and I have to tell myself to not taste the wax everytime ;)