Wednesday, December 17, 2008

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

So, these aren't the best of pictures..but here ya go!

I made this sign at a Super Saturday a few weeks ago

As well as these HO HO HO blocks, the wooden sculpture was a gift from Brandon's parent's from Israel, and the Santa was just one part of our wonderful gift from Brandon's sister Katie

And our humble little tree!
MERRY CHRISTMAS! We'll be up in Idaho this year and can't wait for finals to be over and to spend time with family and good food! :)

Tuesday, December 9, 2008


Sorry, I know I promised to update the blog more. Here's what's been going on lately: I've only been really sick for about ohhhh a MONTH! Yeah, ridiculous. It's even gotten worse the past two days. I went to the doctor last week and took all of my antibiotics, but still no dice. So, after having to miss too much school already, and not sure how much more I would have to miss, we've decided to have me start my leave of absence today (this means that I wont have to pay for these hours that I am missing). I think I just need a break for a little while to actually get better so I wont be sick over Christmas. Thanks to NyQuil and a humidifier that Brandon's mom so graciously got for us, I was able to sleep pretty well for the first time last night. Brandon's shoulder is slowly healing and he went to physical therapy last week. Unfortunately, he is starting to get a bit of a cold himself. After getting "layed off" and then the next day "re-hired" with a bit of a pay cut (dumb economy!!), he is still workin at the furniture store with his good friend Mikey. Finals are coming up, so obviously it's a pretty stressful time for him. We were able to go to Logan on Friday for his Uncle Steve's wedding and then to Pocatello the next day for Grandma Roberts' 80th birthday party. It's always great to get to see family again..(sorry again, Tiff, for not being able to go to Dallin's baptism!) So, as you can see, we are definitely ready for Christmas break! We will be in Idaho for all of it this year, and will try to see as much family on both sides as we can! I am workin on getting some pics of our cute little Christmas tree on here, so stay tuned! Love to all.

P.S. I almost forgot the best news of all!!! My wedding photographer, Heather Ives, sent me a wonderful email the other day informing me that they FOUND our missing pictures!!! Her husband was finally able to recover them from their crashed computer. Talk about an answer to our prayers. You can read below about what happened, but the pics that we had been missing were from the reception; including Andersen family ones, cutting the cake, dancing...all that good stuff. I'm so excited to see them and will post a few once they get here :)

P.S.S. The Suns beat the Jazz on Saturday :D

It's Party Time

So, I had the brilliant idea of giving Brandon his first surprise birthday party this year...NEVER AGAIN! It was one of the most stressful things I've done! While we went to dinner at Tucanos (SO good, not recommended for vegetarians..) the Saturday before his birthday, Heather, Chelsea, and lots of other friends gathered at and decorated our apartment. Everything seemed to be going as planned until we pulled into the underground parking at home and parked RIGHT NEXT to Heather's car! She didn't get the memo about parking in a different lot, and my heart stopped. "It's all over.." I thought, as well as making up many lies in my head as to why she was there. But to my luck, he didn't even notice her car at all! Whew! Welp, we made our way up the stairs and when Brandon opened the door and turned on the light he thought someone had broken into our apartment. I had never seen such terror in a man. Even though I couldn't see his face (which I am told was priceless), the "ducking for cover" move was enough for me. So good. Once he realized it really was just all his good friends wanting to wish him a happy day, he loved it! When we finally calmed down from all the laughter, we had yummy cake and played games allll night. Including some intense rounds of Catch Phrase, a game we played a ton last year. It was great to be with all our old friends that we don't get to see very often anymore. Oh, and of course my camera was still dead so I only have these random pics...I really wish someone had a camera going for when he walked in! Good times.