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!