Friday, November 25, 2011

Thanksgiving 2011

I love Thanksgiving.  As much as I love Christmas, I really do like to take the time to appreciate all the blessings I have in my life.  I try to be thankful all the time, but I especially like to when it's Thanksgiving.  I have way too many things to list to be thankful for, but some favorites that come to mind start with this guy...
Don't mind my awkward "brotherly" hug
who makes life so grand.  We're still in the newlywed phase and there's still days when I have watery eyes and tears stream down my face when I have to leave him and go to work ha ha.  I'm so grateful for those feelings and our awesome relationship.  I'm perfectly happy whenever we're together whether it's grocery shopping or a fun adventure.
I'm teaching a lesson on personal revelation in Relief Society on Sunday and it's brought to mind a lot of experiences I've had.  I'm grateful for personal revelation because without it I probably wouldn't have chosen to marry Bryce in the temple, chosen to go to Weber and study nursing, learned the gospel is true and have a strong testimony, avoid dangerous situations, and made many other choices that have led me along a path that so far has brought me so much happiness.  I have an awesome family I'm excited to spend eternity with.  I have two jobs that I love with co-workers that are so fun.  I'm just about to graduate and am so excited!  I was truly blessed to have survived the past 5 1/2 years.  I'm just full of gratitude for life right now and I love having mushy gushy feelings about it all.  I am so looking forward to this holiday season and I'm sure I'll have some pics to share when it's over!  And it always goes by way too fast so it will be time again before I know it.  Happy Holidays!    

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

October is Over

Man I loved October this year!  I thought it was great weather wise and fun to have a little bit of a fall season for once.  When I think of our October I think of football, movies, pumpkins, pumpkin chocolate chip cookies (too many), family, and Halloween.  P.S. I am 4 weeks away from graduation so I'm starting to not think about school anymore so it's not included in the month of October :)

Ya Utes!  Stop loosing :)
We went to several football games including some at the U and the traditional Weber vs ISU game.  I don't have confusion as far as where my loyalties lie, there is just a lot of stipulation.  If I go to a U game, I cheer for the Utes.  Obviously because of my cute gloves, hat, sweatshirt, and matching leg warmers, duh.  And the MUSS is out of control and you can't help but have energy.  I cheer for Weber, unless they are playing ISU and I'm sitting next to my Grandma and Grandpa who bring awesome treats and buy me popcorn and drinks, again, duh.  However, if Weber was playing the U I would be decked out in purple.  So hopefully that clears everything up for you :)

Weber vs ISU

The girls
Next it was time for soup in soup bowls as well as carving pumpkins.  This year the Shermans had us over and we had such a great time!  I was able to carve my pumpkin while Bryce took all of the guts out that make your arms super itchy and gross.  Our Batman symbol turned out great!  

Finally it was time to dress up for Halloween.  I love wearing costumes!  Always have and always will.  Bryce stole the show with Batman, but everyone was nice and said I was cute in my Robin costume.  We trick or treated w/ our nephews at Grandpa's office and visited with our families.  We went to a party and handed out candy to trick-or-treaters on Halloween.  A successful holiday in my book!

Thanksgiving is up next, which I'm mildly excited for, I don't know why but this holiday never really gets me too worked up.  It's the month of December and all of the parties, graduation, and CHRISTMAS that has me giddy!  All else is going well.  I hope you have a Nifty November!  From, Mrs. B