Monday, November 29, 2010

Thanksgiving Day Pics

Pictures have not been my Forte lately....Obviously. Apparently I was a bit preoccupied with all the cooking that I didnt get a single "blog worthy shot", however these are the three I did get.

Issy and Silvana were playing with books and barbies. They were so quiet and cute. Girls.

At one point, I attempted to take a shot of my kids...Ugh. Didnt happen. Our little Jax is a busy kid and has no time waste.

After dinner, he rested and enjoyed a little football with the boys. Cheese!

What a ham!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Long Weekend!

Our Thanksgiving weekend was fabulous! On Thanksgiving I invited a friend and her family from work to celebrate the holiday with us. We had dinner and then we played some games. It was a lot of fun and it was even nicer to have friends to share the evening (and the 14lbs of turkey) with. We have turkey coming out of our eyeballs =) Today, we took advantage of all of the stores being opened and we went out and bought some ingredients for Homemade Macaroni. Brandon is whipping it up and can't wait to taste something different.

The rest of the weekend was super laid back. We cleaned house, took care of some errands and topped off the weekend with some Black Friday shopping (just not at 5 am).

Our other BIG News:

We enrolled Issy as a Daisy Girl Scout! This is her second week going, and she absolutely loves it! Two of her best friends from school are also in her troop, so it really helps to keep her excited. This afternoon I ironed on the first patches, and I am happy to report that she is official a Daisy!


Thursday, November 25, 2010

Our First New England Thanksgiving!

Today, I am thankful for being able to wak up to a house full of people who I love.
I am thankful for my husband, who takes care of us, supports me, and has always been an amazing father!
I am thankful for each of my kids becuase there is no words to describe how beautiful they have made my life since there came into our lives.
I am thankful for our family far away. Without YOUR support, there is no way that we would have had the courage to journey to this new place.
I am thankful for our health, our jobs, and all of our friends.
Our menu today (I know you are dying to find out) is Turkey, Heavenly Potatoes (it's a Chopko recipe and yes, these potatoes are HEEEEAVENLY). I am making my version of Tyler Florence Homemade Stuffing (sorry I couldnt find the recipe to link it), and a buttery Brussels Sprout concoction. Issy and I made a pumpkin pie this morning! Our house smells delicious!
Right now, our turkey is taking up every cubit ft of our tiny oven...and we are waiting for our friends to show up about 3 pm. Besides missing our family in Idaho, everything is turning out just as I imaged! I am so friggin' excited/thankful, happy!
Happy Thanksgiving!!!


Sunday, November 14, 2010

The Days are sneaking up on me!!!

Does anyone else feel like the holidays are sneaking up on them or is it just me?

This week I am throwing a Thanksgiving Party for the Elderly I work with. Most of them go out of town for the holidays, so we throw all of the holiday parties early to make sure most of them can come eat and socialize.

I am also working on a retirement luncheon for a maintenance man who has worked for our company for 18+ years. The problem is that I just found out he was retiring this past Friday/ Just this afternoon, I also found out I was put in charge of organizing his party (which is scheduled for) next Tuesday. Hmmm....If you have any ideas..please let me know.

Last time I checked Thanksgiving was still happening. I told my kids that I was going to come up with the best Thanksgiving dinner ever...and I will. Just don't tell anyone that the only thing I have managed to buy for our extra special Thanksgiving dinner is the turkey. Between the turkey and the 10 hours worth of Food Network shows saved on the DVR, I am sure that I will be able to figure something out. Right?!

Just in case your head is not spinning yet, my little Jackson's birthday is also right around the corner. The week after Thanksgiving to be exact! Thank goodness we at least picked up his present early. All we have to do now is figure out what we are going to do on his special day I am secretly hoping is that it snows,that way we can take the kids sledding all day. He would absolutely LOVE that!


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Sunday, November 7, 2010


I signed up to become an Independant Scentsy Consultant last week. My starter kit was sitting on my front door step when I came home from work on Friday. I tell you, it was like Christmas morning. I love Scentsy so much!!! The kids and I spend about two hours Friday evening going through everything in my kit, smelling all the scents, and talking about which ones we liked, and which ones we LOVED.

Not only am I excited about starting my own busines, but I am also looking forward to meeting new people. The people I know who sell Scentsy have only been doing it for a short while, but have been very succesful.

You've never heard of Scentsy before? Well, let me tell ya...Scentsy is a wickless, flameless alternative to scented candles. One smell and you will be hooked, like me! The Scentsy system uses a warmer that safely heats the scented Scentsy wax at a very low heat. The scentsy wax easily out lasts those large retail candles. The best part is that since the wax is being burned at such a low heat, it will is safe around children or pets. No more worring about turning candles on around the house. There is a wide variety of scents to choose from, over 80 different Scents to be exact. Large variety of burners too, Full size burners, Mid-size burners and even smaller ones that plug-in directly into an outlet- perfect for kitchens and bathrooms.

We have items for your cars, gym bags, antibacterial hand sanitizer and much more.

Please check out my Scentsy website for more information about our Scentsy Product. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email me.



Areli & Doug - October 16, 2010

These two pictures above came from Jammie Elkins Photography...They all turned out amazing, please check out her photography blog!

I just realized its been almost a whole month and I never did post wedding pictures of my sisters wedding. Ugh...I am horribly behind here...Ahh!
They were married in the Boise temple and had an amazing reception in the Evening! Everyone started dancing as soon as the music started, and kept on dancing well after the party had ended. I loved being there to celebrate with the family. I am so happy for these two and wish them the very best on their journey together.


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