Thursday, January 6, 2011

True Story

So I have been suffering from the classic winter cold for the past few all know the drill!! The sore throat, no voice, plugged/runny nose, headache, ear ache, just achyness in general really! But today I woke up with minor symptoms so I decided to be brave and accompany my mother to go work out! I shocked me too!! I really just needed to get up and get going!

So I found some work out clothes and then dug through the hundreds of shoes on the garage landing to find my runners that have been sitting there unused for months!!
Needless to say I found them and we were off! So there I was putting on my shoes in the change room and I only had one foot in the shoe when I realized there was, what I thought to be tiny rocks in my shoe or I took of my shoe and emptied it out!
What emptied out of my shoe shocked my mother and at first confused me!! It was not tiny rocks, or was mouse poo!!! Gross I know!!

For those of you who spend a lot of time around me know that I am a total animal SUCK!! So a normal person probably would have freaked out after finding mice have been using your shoe as a home, I couldn't help what came out of my mouth next, it went something like this..."Awe well at least they had somewhere warm and cozy to sleep!"

For the record I did wash my hands very thoroughly 3 times right after this incident, but I still find it heartwarming that some little mouse found a little home in my shoe for the past few months.

Call me crazy!


Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Christmas Break Update!!

I have been home from Texas for 25 days now and I have been lovin' every minute of it!! I have a few more days at home until I fly back to Texas for the LAST time!!! How did that happen?!?

My christmas was fantastic, I just love the whole season!! My mom and I spent the ENTIRE day yesterday taking everything christmas down:( Now our house feels so empty...kinda sad! But there's always next year!!! And I spent New Years in Waterton with some of my favorite people in the world! So no complaints there!!

But in the meantime I have spent a lot of time at home with my fam and I have even managed to get in some quality time with friends I haven't seen in months!!

I love listening to these three collaborate and make beautiful music together!! This particular picture was taken while they were playing Enchanted by T-Swift!! They're pretty good!!

It's been 29 degrees in Texas pretty much daily...but I love this wintery snow globe we live in!! Maybe I'll feel differently next year when I don't get to escape back to sunny Texas after a month of Canadian winter! But for now...I just LOVE it!!

Heading out to get a christmas tree!!

We found the most beautiful one!!

Sam strikin' a pose

Jules decorating the tree!!

I've taken this fat dog on a few walks...she really needs them!! She is soo fat!! She was looking so good this summer, but she really let the christmas holiday garbage get to her this year (Literally! She ate an entire gingerbread house that had been thrown out!!)

Mid walk photoshoot

I hung out with this little man a lot:) He's probably the funniest person I know so why wouldn't I??

We made gingerbread houses!!

(Ours was better)

I played a lot of Candy's only fair that we have our turn of playing this game with Sam because I know we made our mom play her fair share of candy land with us when we were little!!

We lost everytime :(

And we made and decorated sugar cookies!!

I don't even like sugar cookies! But they are fun to decorate!!

Then christmas eve came along and we ate yummy food!!

Max is just so smily in this pic! I like it:)

Max was playing one night and I loved the sound of the chords so I just jumped right in with my own little duet part...we have quite the little arrangement coming along now!! When it's done I'll try to record it and put it up here!

My mom spent all christmas eve getting everything ready and preparing a seafood feast!! Then we had a family from our ward over for dinner on christmas day so she spent all christmas day afternoon cooking a huge turkey dinner!! Love ya!!

Shaina eats, sleeps, and breathes the Boston Celtics!! So her day was made when she got some celtics apparel for christmas!!

How cute is this picture!? His one big request for christmas this year was a jack in the box...?? So random!! I love this perfect surprised look when it popped out at him!


Haven't played this game yet...but it's supposed to be fun!

Dallin in his new suit coat and PJ's...pretty spiffy!

My mom and dad both got pens in their stockings for christmas!! Don't get tooo excited!! haha

There were two little ornament type things hanging on the tree for Julie and I! And you could unscrew it and open them up and inside was a little slip of paper rolled up, that read....

YAAAAY!!! Can't wait!!!!

After all the christmas morning excitement Harley and I took a nap :)

Heading to church with the whole clan on Boxing Day!!

It's been an awesome few weeks...and I never want it to end!! But at the same time I'm eager to get back to that I can be DONE!!! And home for GOOD!!!