Saturday, December 29, 2007

Marvels Cavern

Did you know that there was a cave at Silver Dollar City?? I didn't! Well, as the story goes... the Cave obviously was there first! It used to be the only attraction! People came from all over to go to this cave, the lines would be so long and People would get bored while waiting so slowly the owner of the cave built gift shops and then rides so the people would have something to do instead of just waiting in a line!! Now people go to Silver Dollar City to enjoy the rides and shopping and most people don't even know the cave is there! I thought this was very interesting! Our family had to go the last day the park was opened which happened to be the coldest day! They did a tree lighting and had a Christmas parade! After we watched this we decided to brave the cave! They do a lantern tour where they give you a lantern and thats all the light in the cave, then they do an All lights on tour, where there are lights on all through the cave, which we did since we had the kids. It was quite interesting! There were water falls with high calcium and lime, you could see the lime and calcium buildup all through out the cave! Back in the day they mined this cave for bat feces! to make your leading mascaras!! Bats still live in the cave but we didn't see any, there were many places in the cave, small spaces, huge spaces, wet places, and dry places! We had to walk a ton of stairs down into the cave, we then went up and down throughout until we reached the end where they had a trolley take us back up top!

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Christmas 2007

Nothing seemed to top last year!! We went all out and spent a lot of money! This year we were poor so we tried not to spend as much! But like always! It was better than the last year and just being with family would have made it the Best!! Ryann got Bratz, books, and much more! Seiler got TRANSFORMERS!!!








Josh got new church shirts, socks, and something special!! ( I wrapped his gift card in a Victoria Secret box)













The kids had to help Papa open all his presents and Mimi got RED measuring spoons and cups!








I got a new RED Coach wallet and a RED Coach day planner to match! I also got an amazing isle for my art studio! and Chueca got a soft box that you put all her toys in and she has to dig them out!! She loves it!

Friday, December 7, 2007

Christmas Dinner Party!

I had A Dinner Party! It was a
Blast! And so fun to decorate for!
Mom and Brittany practically
made most of the food and I
decorated! I invited five young
married couples and Brittany
and Brandon! Josh and dad had
to bring Brittany's dinning table
over so we could add it onto
moms to accommodate 14 people!
Everyone came over and the guys
went done stairs, the girls help
finish with the food! that was fun
in and of itself! Shortly enough we
invited the guys up and we ate! We
had honey glazed ham, smoked turkey,
nutmeg sweetened carrots, cinnamon
sweet potatoes, green beans,
asparagus, garlic sac loped potatoes,
home made sweet rolls, pumpkin
pie, snowflake sugar cookies, cranberry
apple cider, eggnog and much more!
Yummy! Then when everyone was
stuffed we went down stairs to play
Guesstures, then Celestial Companions(basically the LDS version of the newlywed game), and we did a white elephant
gift! It was more fun than I could have imaged! Everyone had fun, they were good sports, we laughed, and joked all night til I finally had to kick everyone out!!! Definitely a Party Success!!

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Chuecas new shoes!

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The weather keeps getting bad and the yard is muddy! But Chueca still has to go outside to go potty! She hates getting dirty plus Mimi isn't to happy when her floors get muddy. So, we got her some snazzy new boots!! she wasn't to sure about them at first... mom, Brittany, and I nearly peed our pants when we watched her take her first steps in them... I think she could tell we were laughing at her because she wouldn't walk in them a lot when we tried to tape her. But, you can still get the idea! She reminds me of the episode of Friends when Phoebe and Rachel were going to start running in the park together and Rachel was embarrassed to run with her because she ran funny like Chueca! lol!! Some say she looks like she's ice skating!!
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Saturday, November 24, 2007

Dallas Temple

Can't help but to visit a Temple when we are so close to one! In Missouri we have to drive 4 hrs to the closest Temple. It was nice to go to the Dallas temple! both Josh and I went to this Temple as youth! We also saw an old friend! Sister Ravsten our Bishop wife, our bishop when we lived in Dallas! It was so nice to see her! It was so cold but we had to take some pictures!

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Thanksgiving 2007

Due to the many Family celebrations this year... Weddings, Ryann's sealing, etc.... everyone decided not to come home for Thanksgiving!!! Very, very sad for me, because this has always been the one holiday my family has all been together. This is the first year that I can remember us not getting together (excluding the year Corrine was serving her mission) Well Brittany and Brandon went to spend the holiday with his parents in Texas! It's been forever since I've been shopping in Texas, What better time to go back than the biggest shopping day of the year?! So today Josh and I went to have a small Thanksgiving with his family! Which was very exciting and delicious! Pictures are of my plate and the two dishes I made! Our families favorite Cranberry Salad and a new dish Pear and Cranberry Tart! Then Mom, Dad, Josh and I drove down to the heart of Texas... Dallas! We figured this way we still spend part of the holiday with Brittany too! We had tons of fun shopping, as always! Still missed Ashley and Corrine! It wasn't near as exciting as last year!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Decorating for the Holidays



Mom, Brittany and I all

decorated the house for

Christmas! It was tons of fun!

We went to Hobbi Lobbi and

bought everything on sale!

Also we tied in some stuff

mom already had. Mom was a

little scared because I was in

charge! I was decorating with

my taste, which isn't to far

from hers but different! Mom

doesn't like to decorate

Christmas with white! She says

Christmas is Red and Green!

Well I bought tons of white,

silver, and bronze! which we

threw in some red and green!

Brittany and I had the vision,

mom was trying to keep an

open mind! I wanted to give

the house a winter

wonderland feel! We sprinkled

snow all around the house! On

every top of every surface!

Downstairs We added in some

more reds! But to keep with

our theme... We put snowflake

everywhere! I decorated the

trees myself with a little help

from Ryann! She had a blast!

The snow was a little messy

but I was determined to have a

White Christmas! And snow

wasn't in the forecast!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

I Broke My Back

I've fallin' and I can get up!!! I decided I'm going to have a Christmas Party and want to decorate the house! Mom said I had to help her clean out the attic first, so we can go through all her Christmas stuff! I decided we should bring it all down then go through it! I didn't realize she had enough stuff to fill the whole upstairs! there were boxes everywhere... needless to say lots of work! But OH NO! I lifted a box the wrong way and when I went to set it down I fell to the floor! My back sent shooting pain down both of my legs and the pain sent me to the floor! I had no clue at the time what was going on! Mom took me to the chiropractor in town and I got the bad news! I slipped a disc in my back and even though it can be treated, I'll have to be careful the rest of my life! "These things come back over the years!" He told me! I am too young to have problems with my back! It hurts so bad... I can't stand or walk too long, nor can I sit too long, ice on, ice off.... no carrying a purse for a while, and definitely no lifting!! :( I feel so useless and Remember... Moms house?! A total mess that I promised I 'd clean before next week!! Luckily I have a wonderful Husband who helps out all that he can... He gets my ice for me, carries my purse and best of all he's helping mom with the house! Thank Heaven for wonderful Men!!

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Tent Party!







Girls Night Out! A bunch of the girls from the singles ward were having a Tent Party (one of the girls lined her living room with blankets as though we were in a tent) they invited a few of us married girls to come along! We met at Cassie and Paul's place, leaving the boys to their video games and went over to the real party! It was a blast! We played games all night, we talked, laughed, and got high off of pixie stix!! It was great to see all the girls! We haven't hung out since I got married!

Friday, November 2, 2007

Ripley's Believe it or Not!


Josh took me down to Branson for our date this week! I've wanted to go to Ripley's Believe it or Not! Museum since I've moved here and just haven't done it! It was really interesting!! We had a lot of fun... just the two of us!


Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Halloween










Ryann and Seiler got all dolled up for Halloween! Aren't they adorable?? Ryan was a Fairy Princess and Seiler was a rock star! Josh and I didn't dress up but we went and passed out candy at the churches Trick or trunking activity!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

He was born!!

Brody Lee Morris was Born October 23, 2007! He was 7.6lbs and 20 inches short! My Best friend Tiffany here in Missouri has finally done it!! She gave birth to a bouncing baby boy! He is so handsome! I might just have to have a girl in two years so they can marry!! (Or 5-7 years lol) Tiffany had a hard delivery and tons of family here so we went to the hospital the next night! Uncle Josh was so cute with him! He's going to be the Best Daddy ever!! Brody just loved Aunt Dani the best though! He cried every time I put him down! He didn't even cry when I changed him!

Monday, October 22, 2007

Carving Pumpkins

We carved pumpkins for FHE! It was a lot of fun! Mimi and Brittany helped gut all the pumpkins and then the adventure started! I carved my new name "Gorham" It turned out great! Josh had to show us all up by carving a haunted house! Brittany's was the spider... it had a neat web that you can't see in the dark, Brandon's is the first one on the left! The kids had a lot of fun too! Mimi had to help Seiler, but there was a smile on his face the whole time!! Seiler drew all over it then Mimi cut a face out (the first one from the right) and Ryann all by her self drew her pumpkin and with little help cut it out ( second from the right!)!