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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

WA Christmas

This year Josh came to WA with me and spent Christmas at my house.  This year was different than any other because we ALL stayed in 1 house! There was 24 people in my 3 story, 6 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom house.  I don't think it'll happen again, but it was really fun and different.  We all got to be together for about a week.  There was 4 one year olds and about 10 other kids under the age of 12! Needless to say, it was loud, crazy, and a lot of fun!
We had to get creative to entertain all the kids and to get out of the house.  One day we had a dance off where the kids had to dance for money to buy popcorn for the movie haha We had Santa come and visit, and the day Josh and I got there we all went to breakfast at the Buttered Biscuit. Then we all headed to the stake center and played dodge ball with each other! It was so much fun! Then we had blanket races. . . at this point you may be saying my family is crazy.  You would be right! But we have so much fun together and are pretty easily entertained.
If I remember to upload the video, Christmas day, someone got every single member a Nerf gun and we had a HUGE Nerf fight. It got pretty crazy!

Christmas Time

Sorry for the post overloads! I'm just trying to catch up haha.
 For Christmas we got a fake tree, I'm not a fan of fake trees, but we were going to WA and didn't want the tree to die while we were gone.  We decorated our first tree together and I lack at picture taking so I didn't take picture of my beautiful willow tree nativity set my mother in law got me.  That's about all the Christmas decorations we have now, but we'll accumulate more throughout the years.
My mother in law and I went to a Christmas tree giving tree event in Salt Lake.  It was amazing! People all over the state make crazy trees and then people buy them and support cancer research.  I loved seeing all the different kinds of trees and spending time with Lee Ann. Someday my Christmas tree will look like one of them.  For now, bulbs will do!

Dessert Party!

I have a lot of cousins and family in UT but we all had different Thanksgiving parties to go to this year.  So we had a dessert party the weekend after Thanksgiving.  I decided to make my first pie ever! It's an apple pie and my mom's recipe. It turned out great! It was a hit (not with Josh, he's not really a pie person, but he tried it just for me) and I've decided I like baking a lot. The rewards of eating sweets is a lot of fun! 

The blue couches came with the place, we will not be taking them when we move. haha

This girl has been slacking

I'll just start out by saying sorry! I have not been in the blogging mood lately, but I'm back! So, here are some pictures from Thanksgiving! Yes, all the way back then. . .  We spent it with the Scott side.
 These were some of the delicious appetizers. Josh's dad is in the background carving the turkey with an electric knife...he doesn't mess around!

The beautiful center pieces Josh's mom created

 This is Lee Ann's (my mother in-law) dog Buddy.  She has cute sweaters for him so he doesn't get cold...he may be the golden child=D