Monday, January 11, 2010

Bringing in the New Year...


New Years day before heading to Payson for the weekend my parents invited us to go to lunch with them. We decided to go to Applebee's because it was one of the only places open. While we were there the Fire alarm started to go off. We had gotten our drinks and appetizer but weren't able to pay for what we had gotten because the fire department showed up and closed Applebees for the day. Wesley and I end up just grabbing McDonalds on our way to Payson.

While we were in Payson for the weekend we saw Avatar in 3d with Robert, Clarissa, David, Shel, Daniel, and Ariel. It was a good movie but it was long. On Saturday we went sledding at one of the elementary schools in Payson. Laura was able to drive down to come with us. Here is a lot of photos of us sledding.


(Daniel and Wesley)



(Daniel wiping out)

(Daniel got it right this time)

(Clarissa and sleeping Graycee)

(Daniel and Tim)

(Laura and Wesley)

(Wesley and Abby)

(Daniel and Robert)


(Abby and Wesley)

(Tim, Daniel, Robert, Clarissa, Gracee, Abby, Wesley, and Laura)

Sunday, January 10, 2010

2009 to 2010

Things that happened in 2009

Feb. - Wesley's 23rd birthday on the 23rd. So we did a big birthday party for him.
March - Abby's 24th Birthday. We were also able to go to Cali. for a friends wedding.
May - Abby graduated from the University of Utah with her Bachelor's Degree.
June - We celebrated our 1 year anniversary. Pama and Papa came to Utah to stay for a few months.
Aug. - Abby got a new part time Job working for Our365.
Sept. - Wesley took his Phlebotomy class to become a nationally certified phlebotomist, and we welcomed Daniel home from his mission.
Nov. - Abby had to have Surgery to get her tonsils removed.

Here was just a few things that happened in 2009. We are so Thankful for the experiences we had and the things we learned, good or bad. Although 2009 seemed like it was a pretty stressful year we got through it on top and now we are ready to start a new one. We know that there is so much more that we could talk about but these are only a few of the events stand out to us. We are excited for 2010 so we can set new goals for ourselves.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Christmas 2009

Christmas Eve...

Christmas Eve we were invited to go to my sister-in-laws parent's house for dinner and activities. My parents and some of my brothers and sisters were able to come to. It was a lot of fun being around family. Thank you Brittany for inviting us to come and be with your family.

Wesley and I opened up our gifts on Christmas Eve because I had to work early the next morning. It was really nice to do our little Christmas before all the family stuff. This year we got a Wii for both of us. That was the big gift this year for us. Wesley surprised me with a GARY FONG light for my camera. I was really surprised and he did a really good job, even through the store gave him the wrong size for my camera. I surprised Wesley with New Snow GLOVES. They were ones he had been looking at for a long time. We got a few other things like a new shirt, perfume/cologne, and new PJs for each of us.

Christmas Afternoon...

We went to my aunt Lois's house this year for lunch and to play some games. The little kids had a lot of fun playing with the puppies, well most of the kids.

This is Owen loving the puppy.

This is Adam, Allen, Laura, and Wesley playing the Wii at Lois's house before we played the gift games.

This is everyone getting ready for the games.

Christmas Night...

After we were done at aunt Lois's house we went back to my parents house to exchange gifts there. Laura had us this year. She got us a picture of the Salt Lake Temple. I had been looking at this temple picture forever. It is the Salt Lake Temple with a tree in front of it with red leaves. My parents gave us an ottoman that holds our games, controllers, and Guitar Hero stuff. We really love it because now our house looks less cluttered.

This is a picture of cute Mae loving her new little computer.

This is cute little Owen loving his new blanket that Grandma made for him.

This is just most of us opening up gifts.

This year we had a great Christmas with my parents. A few days before Christmas we were able to make a trip down to Payson to do Christmas with Wesley's family. We went to see Christmas lights as a family and then got dinner at Applebees. This Year I had Daniel for Christmas and I got him a body pillow, he loved it. Wesley had Cody and got him a gift card to Cabela's because everything he really wanted was back ordered and we thought it would be easier to just give a gift card. Cody had Wesley and he got him a blu-ray movie, Clarssia had my name and I got me a new sweater and some lotion. From Wesley's parents we got a Blu-Ray player with a few blue ray movies so we could have something to watch on it. They also got us a new game for our Wii.

Thank you every one for a great Christmas. We could not have asked for a better Christmas!