Sunday, November 29, 2009

vacation pictures

Colorado was very fun. I had such a great time with my family.
Brett and I took Brooke and Tori to the Zoo. They loved it and so did I!
Brett's cousin Justin got married on Saturday night in Boulder, CO. It was really pretty and we had a good time even though it was an open bar and got a bit rowdy. We got some cute family pictures. It was hard to say goodbye to the my St. Louis nieces. They are so cute and it was so fun to get to spend some time with them.

It is good to be home. We ended up leaving straight from the reception and driving all night Saturday. We got home around 5:30 in the morning...
So It was a great trip!

As I said.. my camera is in the shop getting fixed so I had my moms.... it did some weird stuff to my pictures... Some of them turned out really bright... I will have to fix them in Photoshop before I develop them.... but here they are for now.. sorry some of them are not the best.

Thursday, November 26, 2009


So we do have internet up here in Estes Park Colorado. However- I do not have a way to put pictures up so I will add those later. The week has been fun so far. We got here in Sunday and the rest of the family got here on Monday and some on Tuesday. It has been fun to get to spend time with family, especially my nieces and nephew. They are getting so big ad so fun to play with.
Yesterday we had a big breakfast with all the family. Brett's cousin Justin and hsi fiance drove up from Denver to have breakfast with us too. Then we played games. Then Brett and I went to Downtown Estes Park.. It is a cute street with cute local shops. We had a good time walking down there for a while.

Today is thanksgiving. I am very grateful for family at this time of year. I am missing my family today. I really have been so blessed in my life. I am the most grateful for my husband Brett, I dont know where I would have ended up without him. He is the best thing that has ever happened to me. I am grateful to have great friends, a place to live and a job I like.

Happy thanksgiving everyone! I hope your day is amazing!

Friday, November 20, 2009


Tomorrow is the day we take off on our week long adventure to Colorado. I don't know that I have spent one night in Colorado let alone a week. Plus it will most likely snow the whole week... But the HOORAY part of all of it is that Brett's entire (minus Nate of course) immediate family will be gathered and living together! It hardly happens. All 5 of my nieces and 1 nephew to play with for a whole week.... I am pretty excited.

We are packing tonight and I will be headed up to Odgen tonight to spend the weekend with my sisters and see New Moon while Brett drives to Idaho for work.... I'm glad it worked out that I can have a sleepover wekkend with my sisters while Macy is in town.

I usually like to update my blog while on vacation but I dont know what the internet situation will be like. we will see. I may be able to update sunday about my sisters weekend.... But look forward to an awesome, snowie, thanksgivingie, familyish post when I get back.


Monday, November 16, 2009

Death of our camera.... for now

Sad News... My poor camera has died on us. The lid to the battery compartment broke in half as well as our lens protector. We bought it 2 1/2 years ago. We debated back and forth about buying the extended warranty on it which was extra $100 dollars on top of an already very expensive camera but seeing how accident prone I am and my bad luck with cell phones, we did it and now we are so happy we did. It is currently being brought back to life by the good people of Best Buy at no cost to us...
The sad part of this is that we wont get it back till the 27th of November... and we are leaving on Sunday to go to Colorado for vacation with the Smith family... Luckily my mom has agreed to let me take hers. But I will be missing mine greatly.
Macy is coming down this week to spend some time with us. She is staying in Montana for Thanksgiving this year. On Saturday we have bought tickets to go see New Moon with my mom, Alyssa and Kellen, Macy, Aunt Daphne, Camille and Becca. It should be fun! Brett is not too excited but oh well right? I'm dragging him there anyway. From there we will stay at Alyssa and Kellen's house Saturday Night. Brett has to drive to Idaho for work on Sunday so I will hang out with Lyss- then we will take off for Colorado Monday morning from Ogden. My mom is taking care of my dogs while we are gone... i will miss them!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


Brett and I and my sister Alyssa and her husband went to Lagoon for Frightmares. It was really fun. It was pretty nice weather and I have never been to Frightmares so it was different to have to wear a jacket at Lagoon. I really liked it. There were 3 haunted houses that we went through. One was really cool, one was totally stupid and the other was pretty scary. It was totally empty so we rode a ton of rides... I guess people dont like to go to Lagoon in cold weather! We got there when it opened and no one was there so we rode 12 rides in the first hour...

We went to this hypnotist show and I got called on stage to be hypnotized. Brett didn't get very good pictures... sorry. It was by far the weirdest experience I have had in a long time. It is really hard to explain what happened or what I felt and why I did the things I did which included slow dancing with a mop and playing the drums on my booty in front of a huge audience. But I remember it all and for some reason I wanted to do those things and there was purpose to doing them. The guy told us the stage was a 100 ft building and then jumped off. I actually started crying when he jumped and was amazed when he "bounced" on the ground and came back up. Strange...

We were quite boring for Halloween this year. Brett had to drive a car to Phoenix for work on the night of our ward Halloween party and I didn't want to go alone so I skipped it. That was the only reason to get costumes together. Maybe next year will be more exciting.