Sunday, December 21, 2008

What We've Been Up To!

It's been a while since I posted last and we have done a lot since then, but at the same time we haven't done much! I'll let the pictures do the explaining!
Usually I am NOT a coupon person! I hate cutting them out, I always forget to take them, and I hate the clutter that they make in my purse when I actually do take them! But last weekend, I used some coupons at Bath and Body Works. All of the products pictured have a retail value of $55! I got them all for $1.25 total!!!!! I was so excited that it ALMOST made me want to start collecting coupons!

Also, last weekend we went to Shaun's work Christmas Party! It was semi-formal dress and I was stressing for like a month on what to wear because maternity clothes make me look HUGE and just fat, but I DON'T fit in my other clothes anymore. I ended up wearing a cute wintery dress from Banana Republic with a black sweater and heels. I thought it was semi-formal enough, but I was WRONG! Everyone was dressed up in the shortest, tightest most revealing dress and they were all pretty glamorous! Shaun said next time I will have to buy an evening gown!

Plus it was an open bar -- so things got interesting! Shaun thought it was a party where you go and make sure the bosses see you there! There were like 500 + people there and we hardly saw anyone we knew. We were assigned to a table for dinner and we didn't know any of the people. Let's just say it was awkward, boring, and we stopped at Burgerville on the way home for burgers and milkshakes! YUM Chocolate Hazelnut Milkshakes!!! That may be our first and last work Christmas party! I would be ok with that!

Last Sunday, we attempted to take Maisey's Christmas pictures for our Christmas cards. I had been waiting to send them out until we took her pictures. She was all dressed up in a special Christmas outfit with pretty shoes on and I did her hair in her first pony tail ever and put one of the curly bows in her hair from Gymboree! I've been waiting to do that for 16 months! (Her whole life!) She looked soooooo cute, but she was soooooo uncooperative!

Finally I just gave up and started sealing the Christmas card envelopes while Shaun still tried to take her pictures with her sassy little attitude!

This is what he got...

... Until she dropped our snowglobe on the tile by the fireplace and it shattered everywhere! :(

This is what our family will look like soon!!!
Last Thursday night my mom and I hosted a dinner for my aunt, uncle and cousins! My sisters flew in that day! Everyone from the Salem area was there! It was sooo much fun and the food turned out delicious! I made Chicken Parmigana, Salad of Mason, Rolo Cookies, and Rocky Road. My mom did the french bread, a veggie platter, and some yummy fruit dip for dessert! It was a great night!

Maisey loves having her 2 Aunties home from BYU!!!

Last Saturday and Sunday it started snowing here! It's been snowing off and on all week, but yesterday it got really bad! It snowed 8 inches at our house! We hardly ever get snow here because we are at sea level! Everything is shut down! Shaun and I enjoyed our first Saturday relaxing in our house! This was the first day that we didn't leave the house! I showered at 2 in the afternoon and then put clean p.j.'s on! How awesome is that!

Then last night, we got freezing rain on top of our snow! This picture is on the side of our house! It looks like glass shards, but Shaun walked to our back yard to get a shovel out of the shed! Those are his footprints in the ice!

My sister is holding a piece of ice that she took off of the top! It's about a 1/2 inch!
Shaun and I were supposed to speak in church today! I had been struggling with my talk all week and wishing that church was cancelled today! On Friday, I decided that I better prepare something in case it wasn't cancelled! So I started fresh and actually came up with an AWESOME talk! I worked on it Saturday morning until it was finished and I was actually really excited to give it! Then we got 3 phone calls last night saying church was cancelled in the morning! :( I can't give the same talk when we get rescheduled to speak because our topic was on Redeeming the Dead. Shaun and I split it up where I was talking about Family History work, and Shaun was talking about Temple Work. Well I tied my whole talk in to Christmas (because who really wants to hear about Family History Work on the Sunday before Christmas?) so I guess I will have to redo it if we are asked to speak on the same topic! Oh well! It's probably good for me!

So, since everyone is snowed in we decided to pick one house to ALL be at since we couldn't be driving back and forth a ton! So everyone came to our house yesterday to watch the BYU bowl game and spend the night! It was quite a disappointing game!!! We thought they may have had a chance after remembering last years amazing bowl game win and then when we got the on-side kick with like 2 minutes left in the game, but those hopes were soon shattered! Oh well, maybe next year BYU!!!
So that has been our busy, but also, not so busy last week! We are having a yummy Christmas dinner tonight at our house with my family and a fun Christmas program that I was in charge of this year! I am really excited!
We were supposed to leave for Spokane this week, but I don't know what the weather has in store for us! So we will be watching the forecast closely so we can try to find the best day to head up! We are excited to see all of Shaun's family and friends! :)


Chantel said...

Maisy's pictures are so cute! What a funny girl. :) Bummer about the crazy weather! We are in the same boat. Snow and freezing rain. our power keeps going out and our pipes froze while we were at church...nice. Last night we woke up to a crazy wind and chunks of ice breaking off of our roof. It was really weird. I have to say though, the ice on the trees and bushes is sooo pretty! It looks like they are made of glass. Hope you guys are able to keep your travel plans and have a great Christmas! :)

David and Wendy Pendergrass said...

This post was way too long...I have like five separate comments to make and will try to remember them all (I'm totally kidding by the way, Dave always tells me I write a short novel every post and doesn't see how anyone could get through them!)

First, I really hope you guys are able to make it to Spokane. Things are crazy in Portland right now! We had a little run around and were grounded overnight in Portland. We thought about calling you guys to hang out, but we thought you didn't live close to the airport and didn't want to spend a million quarters trying to track down your phone number (we still don't have cell phones). We want to have everybody over on Friday night, but if that doesn't work for you guys let us know and we will change the date.

I really got a kick out of Maisey's pictures...maybe you could think of a funny saying to go along with an attitude picture!

I already forgot my other comments, so I guess I will just say...good luck traveling!

Wendle said...

Maisy is so darling!! She was just a little baby when I saw her last. Maybe something about coming back to Spokane makes me nostalgic about growing up but when I see everyone and their cute families I think, wow. we're old! I hope you guys had a wonderful Christmas!

Meg and Ryan said...

Maisy is getting so big and she is so dang cute!!! Congrats on your second little one, when do you find out what it is, and when are due!??!

Meg and Ryan said...

J/K i just saw your blog entries below, baby boy!!! Wha whoo!!

Gary & Julie said...

You're hilarious, you crack me up! I love reading you's so fun to see pics and read stories about you and your family. Gary says hi. Hope you don't mind I'm going to add you on our blog=)