Sunday, December 23, 2007

Christmas Adventure

What would our first Christmas be without a little adventure?

Our car, "Larry" the Alero, was acting a little funny on our way down to Salt Lake yesterday. It was doing this thing where it would accelerate and it would just jerk a bit. We were a bit annoyed but after we split up in Salt Lake there weren't anymore problems.
11:00pm- Girls Day ends. We leave Kellies and hit the road to get home.
11:02pm- Larry starts freaking out. Jerking, lack of acceleration, causing major frustration.
11:30pm- We stop for the third time. Fred pops the hood. Looks around under there and we're off again.
12:00am- We're now in North Salt Lake after traveling on State street for a half hour and having to have our flashers on.
12:15am: Larry has pushed Fred's last button and is not cooperating. As long as we stay under 10mph he's fine which is not an ideal situation to travel another 60 miles. We stop at a Tesoro station in North Salt Lake and call AAA (thankfully my mom isn't cutting me off of that one until Jan 1!)
1:00am: Tow Truck arrives. There was suppose to be room for both of us in the truck but he brought his teenage daughter so there is no way the three seater will fit 4 of us. So...We got to ride in our car--on top of the tow truck.

It was freezing! We both had on good coats so that was a good thing and luckily my husband is really smart and puts a blanket in the trunk during the winter. It was pretty cold but not too horrible.

3:15am: We pull into Logan. We get our car off the tow truck say thank you and go home and crash.

It was really stressful and a little scary but in the end it was really funny.

Girls Day

Every year for Christmas, my group of friends either draw names or end up buying all of us gifts. This year things are very different. We are no longer all roommates, all single or are all still around the area. So instead of buying presents that we don't need, we decided we'd rather spend a day together and get pampered.

I think this will be the tradition from now on. It was so much fun and so relaxing.

After spending as much time as possible at the spa, we went to dinner and then did a little window shopping.

It couldn't have been a better day with all of my best friends. I'm so glad that we were all able to get together for a day. It was so much fun!

Friday, December 21, 2007

I miss my hair

Please talk me out of going dark next year when I'm dying to have dark gorgeous locks.
I want to be a blondie

Thursday, December 13, 2007

I've been tagged!

I'm always harrassing my friends to update their blogs. So today Diana told me that she finally did (she is by far the worst). So I read hers, loved it and then saw that she tagged me!

So here are 7 facts that you probably didn't know about me:

1. I DON'T share milk. I WON'T share milk. Never. I don't care if you're my husband, my mom, my sister, or my best friend--get your own glass sicko. I won't share my milk with you. Once you take a drink it's yours. Sharing milk (or any other nontransparent liquid) is disgusting. You never know what backwash is breeding in there!

2. I don't like the crust. I never eat the crust on anything. Sandwiches, pizza, and brownie edges included. I'm not sure why I choose to act like a child but I have severe issues with the brown stuff. Some may find this annoying but others are actually blessed by this. McKell loves my pizza crusts.

3. I have a habit of making my hair go staticky. I love it. I've been doing it since I was really little and had a horrible case of the unkept bangs. I'm pretty sure I stopped for a few years only to rediscover this later. Now I can't stop. Whenever my mom see's me do this she makes me pull my hair back and says, "it's time to cut your hair" as soon as she leaves the room I start doing it again!

4. I have a secret wish to be on "Good Things Utah". I know it's "so Utah" but that's why I love it! I love how trendy and cute they all are. I want to be just like Regan or Nisha when I have kids. Plus I think that I could be better than a couple of the people on there. Cocky maybe but you'd all be addicted to it if I were on!

5. I have RFS, Restless Finger Syndrome. I have to always have something to play with. This is the reason I pop my knuckles, play with book corners, do that page folding thing, take the ends off of pens, ruined the back cover on my phone and constantly loose jewelry. My fingers must be touching, pushing, ripping, popping, poking, or moving!

6. I cry in everything. No seriously. If I'm happy, if I'm sad, if someone says 'I love you' on tv, in hallmark commercials during the holidays. You name it and if it has any emotion connected to it then the chances are that I'll cry. Reality television makes me cry. America's Next Top Model has been know to make me shed a tear. Today I got teary eyed over a Christmas card.

7. I've never had a snickers bar. I've never eaten PB & J. I haven't eaten a tootsie roll. Not because I'm a freak but because there are justified reasons for each. I don't eat nuts. So a snickers bar would be completely out of the question. I have recently warmed up to the idea of peanuts that are by themselves but if they are in something else I'd rather go without. Next, I love cheese. I mean LOVE cheese. My little sister always had PB & J and I always had a cheese sandwich. Mmm. Yummy. The last one is because tootsie rolls look like poo. I don't know why so many people like to eat a little baby turds. I love the flavored ones but the poo can be passed thanks.

There are 7 facts that you probably never wanted to know about me!

I am tagging: Sydney, Mandy, Abbey, and Jeff.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Another Birthday!

Happy Birthday Christina!

While up in Idaho this weekend, we were able to visit Fred's sister Christina and her husband Michael. They recently moved to Boise but we haven't see them since the wedding.

Today happened to be Christina's birthday so we celebrated at The Cheesecake Factory.

It was really fun. We wish that we got to see them more! Especially since they live the closest!

We love you guys! Come visit us!

Happy Birthday Easton!

This past weekend we went up to visit my sister in Mountain Home, ID. We went to celebrate Easton's 1st Birthday.

We had so much fun! When we arrived on Friday night, our nephew Gibson was so excited that he hadn't gone to bed and didn't until after 11:00. He was completely bouncing off the walls. He is so funny.

On Saturday morning, the boys went and played basketball. When they got back, Syd had made this amazing cinnamon and cream cheese breakfast goodness that she won't share the recipe for because she's mean.
Later that day, my parents arrived. They made giant snowmen in the front yard, and taught Gibson to throw snowballs.We went shopping and then ate some dinner and played. We watched Easton play with his cake...barely eating any of it. Then Easton, I mean Gibson opened presents.

It was such a good weekend! We're lucky to have family so close (though the drive is horrible).
We love you Condie Family!

In Loving Memory

My pink Razor passed away this past week. After a lengthy struggle with fidgety owner, an 18-month old and a destructive husband, she died.
My magenta phone was my never failing companion for almost two years. It is with great heartache that I purchase a new-cough-better-cough phone.
In Lieu of flowers please send money.

The following pictures could be disturbing. Viewer discretion is advised.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Our Boring lives

I don't really have much to blog about today. Our life is pretty boring and anything semi-exciting that we have done doesn't have pictures to document it. But here is an overview of what we've been up to lately:

-For Thanksgiving we went to Salina for the Taylor Feast. It was really fun. This was the first year in about 6 that all of my siblings and their families were there. We took familiy pictures for the first time in like 4 years. This was one of the only ones where Children are included. With that additional factor being 2-3 year olds, 1- 1 year old, 1-11 month old, 1-9 month old, and a newborn...none of our pictures turned out. So maybe over the Christmas holiday.

-After Thanksgiving we went to Moab to stay with my brother Jason and his family (you wouldn't know this by looking at their blog though). Fred had never been there so we went to do some off-roading and such. On Friday morning we woke up to about 2 1/2 inches of snow. In Moab. There wasn't snow anywhere else. None in Park City...none in Logan. Just in Moab. So we didn't go. Then we were going to hike but Addie who had been fighting taking a nap finally fell asleep and there was no way we were going to not let that happen.

It's finally snowing here in Logan. It's cold...and icey. Last night we went four wheeling and had a bonfire. It was really fun. Really cold but totally worth it. We love logan. We're never going to leave.