Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Waiting a Long Wait

If you have been waiting all year for a GREAT movie. One with an interesting plot, clever dialogue and amazing actors. I have just the movie for you . . . The King's Speech. I was surprised by how engaging the story was. It was filmed beautifully. I would see it again in the theater. This is one movie that has received rave reviews and deserved every one of them. The King's Speech gives me hope that there are good movies being made. So friends see this movie and enjoy watching a movie that makes you think, laugh and maybe even tear up.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Lost Without My Camera

I left my camera at my brothers house on Sunday and I haven't gone to pick it up yet. It is weird to not have anything but a camera phone at my finger tips. I received two cameras (camera #2 is in storage) last year during my Christmas/Birthday time. Yes they are close enough to be thought of as one. Anyway, I have loved having these camera's to capture fun moments and happy memories. In honor of my awesome camera's here are a few pictures of what they captured during Christmas/Birthday time last year. I will soon post some pictures of this December's adventures as soon as I find my way back to my brothers house.

I am excited for another year of fun filled memories with my family and friends. Thank goodness for camera's.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Sounds of the Holidays

Dear Friends,

These are for your listening pleasure. Happy Holidays!!


Saturday, December 11, 2010

My Favorite Things About Christmas

Contrary to popular belief I am not the biggest Scrooge ever. I genuinely love the Christmas season. There is something special about this time of year. Its nothing that can be put into words, because for each person this special something is different. I want to share a few things that give me that warm fuzzy Christmas feeling.

Temple Square Lights and Nativity Scenes

These two things make me feel peaceful and like nothing in the world can go wrong. These scenes remind me of when my mom would bundle me and my siblings up in layers and layers of clothes to walk around Temple Square and take in the sights. Though it was a struggle for her to get my little brother to wear a pair of his sisters tights under his pants to keep warm. It was worth the effort on my moms part. It is one of my happiest childhood memories.


I love that snow can frame and enhance a scene in a way that stirs my emotions and imagination.

Christmas Treats for the Eyes, Ears, Mouth and Nose

During this life of hustle and bustle there is something very soothing about coming home putting on my jammies and falling into the therapeutic sights, sounds, tastes and smells of the season. I have a strange love for Little Debbie Christmas Tree Snacks. I could eat an entire box while enjoying a Christmas movie. To kick the awesomeness up a notch I add a nummy pine scented candle and twinkling lights from a Christmas tree and that is my recipe for Christmas Bliss.

Sunday, December 5, 2010


I am trying to figure out how November past in the blink of an eye. Maybe its because I wished the first nineteen days of November away in excited anticipation. Maybe its because I was less thrilled about the rapidly approaching Holiday season. Regardless of the reason I am grateful I have photo evidence of its existence. Otherwise years from now I would be asking myself if November 2010 really happened.

The first evidence of November happening was the Harry Potter movie marathon. There was a lot of junk food, laughter and a few awesome naps. Naps are a very important part of viewing 454 minutes of Harry Potter.

HARRY POTTER DAY!!! November 19th! Eric and I took the day off and saw the movie twice. It was a great movie! I can't wait for July when the final Harry Potter installment comes out. Again there was a lot of junk food. There were no naps, but there was shopping. At ROSS we discovered the most ridiculously ugly men's shoes I had ever seen.

After I came off my Harry Potter high it was suddenly Thanksgiving. It was a great relaxing day. I enjoyed Thanksgiving dinner with my Dad, Step-mom Ellen and my Oma. It was prepared with love by Marie Calender's. Seriously it was a delicious meal. I am thankful I was able to spend Thanksgiving with three amazing people.

I am grateful for all of these fun experiences. Looks like November was pretty awesome. I look forward to the adventures that December has in store.