Friday, December 25, 2009
Christmas Eve looked like a promising day. It was a day where we were going to visit Jenny in the hospital or her house, go look at temple light and eat a nice dinner with the family and finish up the night exchanging secret buddy gifts.... But there I was at 8pm Christmas Eve in a Walgreens bathroom puking my guts out, waiting for a prescription to be filled of
Friday, December 18, 2009
Three different posts today isn't bad. At least I am caught up now!!!
Sunday was my husband's 26th Birthday! Happy Birthday Brett!
On Saturday I took him out to a Durant's steakhouse in Phoenix. It is a super nice place to eat and really good food. While we were about to enjoy our meal in walks our Governor Jane Brewer. Even though we sat two tables away we still say that she celebrated Brett's birthday with us.
On Sunday morning we had some yummy breakfast pizza and Brett got to open his gift. I got him a Grill that he has been eyeballing for awhile. Only down side... we had to assemble it ourselves. There were parts all over our living room. Brett and I worked well together putting it all together. One side is for charcoal the other is gas.
I enjoyed spending the day with him!
Also thanks to my parents who made us dinner and apple pie that night.
If Parker Anderson doesn't hurry up and come his middle name might just be Jesus if he's born on Christmas. ....Well not really. But that seems like when he wants to make his appearance to the world. I had a great time shooting Jenny and Shane's pregnancy pictures. Can't wait to meet my new Nephew! ( pictures soon to come)
We had the chance to go to Utah for Thanksgiving. Like I said before in a previous post we haven't all been together in a couple years and it was nice to get to see everyone.
Here were are posing with our new jackets we got from Santa.
Santa came Thanksgiving Eve and surprised us all. We all got matching jackets.
Now I am a stylish mom in my leather jacket.
Brett listing off all the gadgets he wants for Christmas
Santa with all the Grandkids.
In Brett's family they are Major Black Friday shoppers. Well Toys R Us was opening their doors at midnight. Brett's sisters decided they would pull an all nighter. I tried to sleep for an hour around 10pm. (big mistake, that made me even more tired)
So we got to Toys R Us at 11:45 and the line looked like this. If you look closely you can see how far it went back. It was insane! They were only letting like 25 in at a time so we left after we watched the mad rush for the door at midnight.
We then went to Walmart cause we heard if you wanted a particular item you needed to wait in line. So we did! Yep we waited until 5am at walmart! We made friends with the people in line around us. We even used Walkie Talkies to communicate where we were and what we wanted.
Our charts grew and grew with stuff throughout the night. We were secretly grabbing all the items that were suppose to stay wrapped until 5. We made out like Bandits and saved a ton!
We went to a couple different stores before we headed off to bed for a couple hours around 8am
Tori Loves horses and would not let us go by without getting on.
Vic (Brett's dad) is super talented in making stain glass art. He was kind enough to make each of his kids their own. He had them all displayed like a gallery with gold bows on them.
They are a great addition to each of our homes.
Also after our crazy day of shopping and going to the movies we came back and celebrated Randy's and Jayden's birthday!
We all then exchanged gifts between families. Happy Early Christmas to us!
This is a bow holder I made for my nieces.
We went to see the Festival of Lights in Spanish Fork.
Tori loved being on daddy's lap while he drove
Thursday, December 10, 2009
The house next door will be for rent next weekend. They are asking around $950 per month for it. It is 1700 square feet 3 bedrooms(huge), 2 bathrooms, and a great room. The greatroom/ kitchen area reminds me a lot of my parents house (if you have ever been there).
I would greatly like some good neighbors this time instead of the strange man that always emerged from the house shirtless and smoking. Let me know if you or someone you know is interested.
Monday, December 7, 2009
Here is a quick re-cap of Brett's work party on Friday. We had a great time and will never forget the Balloon dance. The party was held at some resort in Tempe. We had great appetizers, and a buffet dinner. Brett and I even did a little karaoke duet to Baby It's Cold Outside.
Somehow I also won a Michael Jackson dance competition. Seriously! We had a wonderful time! Thanks OSAM!
Steve (he was waiting for his date to come back from the bathroom... she never did)
Getting ready for the Balloon Dance Face Off
Ladies and Gentlemen .... the Balloon Dance,between Bob and Sara.
Sorry the quality is bad I was able to lighten it on
my own computer but cannot make it save here
Friday, December 4, 2009
For Thanksgiving we were able to go to Brett's parents house in Spanish Fork, UT. Fortunately all of his sisters and their families were able to come as well. It was the first time we have all been together in over three years. So we had to take updated families pictures.
Joyce and Vic
The people who made all this happen
Brad, Stephanie(the oldest sibling), Melissa, Brandon, Kyle
Sterling, Melissa (second oldest), Caitlin, Lewis, Lissa
Tim, Natalie (3rd child) Cody, Ashlee, Hunter, Randy
Tyler, Kristin (4th child), Austin, Jayden, Halle, Brooke
Brett (the youngest) Heather(me) Victoria(Tori)