Sunday, January 25, 2009

Quick Trip to Montana

I was at work on Friday and I was talking to my sister Macy who plays volleyball for Montana State University in Bozeman. She was having a really bad day and was sad that my mom couldn't make it to her end of season volleyball banquet that was on Saturday morning. I texted my other sister and asked her if she wanted to drive to Montana to surprise Macy. We ended up deciding to take Brett and Kellen with us.

We went to the BYU men's volleyball game on Friday night and went home to get a little sleep. Our alarm went off at 2:45 in the morning and we were out of there by 3 in order to make it the the volleyball brunch that started at 11. WE traveled in our PJ's but stopped at a Chevron in West Yellowstone to change and get ready.

(yes I am wearing shorts and it was FREEZING!)

We made it by 11:20-- a little late but oh well... we walked in and Macy's coach was talking to all the girls. We walked in and stood behind her. It took Macy a minute to notice we were standing there. She started bawling and then introduced us. We had brunch and there was a program. Then we went to our hotel and got a little sleep.

After a few hours of well needed sleep, Macy came over to the hotel and she took us over to her dorm and over to her gym and showed us around a little. We picked up some pizza for dinner and went back to the hotel and played games. We had a lot of fun.

We woke up this morning at 8:30-- had breakfast and were back on the road by 10. The weather was not that bad on the way there. On the way back it was a little worse- especially when we got to Utah. It took us 9 hours to get home today. But it was worth it to see Macy and to make her feel a little less homesick.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

My Babies

Today we went over to my brother Brian's house to hang out with him, his wife Nadia and my 2 nephews- Malachi and Micah and my niece Mariah.
We had a yummy dinner- chicken and veggie skewers which Brian (the BBQ king) made outside in the cold. We played with the kids and then watched The House Bunny with them.
It has been way too long since we have hung out with them.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Draper Temple Open House

Yesterday Brett and I and his family all went up to the Draper Temple Open House. (Thanks Mandi for getting us the tickets)
We met at a church and watched a short film and then got on a bus that took us up to the temple.
It was beautiful way up there on the top of that hill. The view was amazing.

The temple itself was amazing. It was really pretty inside-- just like temples should be. I am glad we got to go do that.

I remember the Mt Timpanogos Temple Open House and Dedication. My mom sang in the dedication choir so we got to be there. It was so cool... Crazy that it was over 12 years ago.

After the Open house we went over to his parents house and had a delicious meal-- ribs...mmmm.

Monday, January 12, 2009


My friend posted about where she had traveled last year and I thought it would be fun to do it too...
These are all the places other than my own house that I slept last year....

Odgen- (camping)
San Diego
Orange County-- 2 different trips
Las Vegas-- 2 different trips
St. Louis
Salt Lake

So there was a bit of traveling last year... I love love love to travel. Hopefully there will be more of it this year... These are the places I plan to go this year.

St Louis- to see Trevor and Elise
Puerto Vallarta Mexico
Montana- to see Macy
Road trip to somewhere??? with my sisters

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Cricut-- my new favorite toy

Today Brett took me to Roberts Craft- where we bought my new cricut machine. It was my Christmas/Anniverary present. We got a really good deal buying it all in a package set. I have wanted one of these since I started scrapbooking. The thing is amazing!! I played with it for a while and I just cant believe what it can do-- it will definetly change the way I scrapbook.
Brett is getting a new phone next week for his Christmas/ Anniversary present from me... A little late but worth the wait-- for both of us.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Nicklecade, New Years Eve and Yankee Snatch

On Tuesday, Brett and I and Alyssa and Kellen went over to Nickelcade. We had a lot of fun winning tickets to buy cool stuff.

New Years Eve we all decided to go ice skating. We were all having a fun time skating and then there was a group of boys that were about 8 or 10. They were skating with these orange cones and I decided that I was bored and so I wanted to steal a cone from one of the kids. My first two attemps failed and by the second time they knew what I was up to. The 3rd time I was successful. After that it turned into this war-- 5 little boys against the 4 of us and 4 cones. We totally kicked butt. Although I think we all ended up falling at least once-- I got my pants all wet. At one point we had all 4 cones. We declared ourselves the winners as we had to get off the ice so they could smooth it. We were all gathered and took a group picture. It ended up being a really fun time skating. Leave it to me to start a war with a group of complete stranger little boys in a public place. We named the game Yankee Snatch...:)

After that we went over to Nana's house to hang out for a while. Then we headed home to play some games into the New Year. It was a fun night.