Friday, December 18, 2009

A Christmas Carol Party

Last week we had some friends over for a little Christmas Party. We went caroling, and then came back to our house for some hot chocolate and cinnamon rolls. It was my first time making cinnamon rolls, and they didn't look the best, but they tasted great! I was so happy they turned out!
Bronco and Jody having some treats. It was a bit crowded in our little home, but it was so fun to have people over and get to chat with everyone!
All the girls where the good stuff is! Of course we seat ourselves right by the food!

Night on the Town

Last weekend we went with our friends Jordan and Irena up to Salt Lake to watch the Mormon Tabernacle Christmas Concert. We had a fun night doing a little shopping at the Gateway, eating at Macaroni Grill and off to the concert! It was amazing, quite the production and I loved every minute of it!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

College Snow Day!

We have been having a blizzard snow storm for the past 24 hours, and it just keeps coming! There was so much snow and the roads were so bad I called my professor to see if it was OK to not come to school today- and he said it was!! I was so happy I got to stay home and shovel my driveway, which I love, and clean the house! All the snow is so pretty and makes me happy, especially my Christmas wreath on my front door dusted with fresh snow!
I had just got done shoveling the driveway and it was already completely covered again!

Christmas Cookie Exchange

A friend from our ward hosted a Christmas cookie exchange and it was SO fun! There were tons of good cookies, I can't wait to try all of the recipes. It was so fun to sit and chat and have some girl time without the husbands!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Thanksgiving and of course Black Friday!!

Thanksgiving was great this year. We stayed in Utah and spent it with the Johnsons. We had fun decorating sugar cookies, watching Enchanted, mapping out our game plan for black Friday, and of course eating as much as we possibly could! Sadly this is the only picture I got of the day, but something is better than nothing, right?! We have so much to be thankful for and I am so grateful that every year there is a day to remind me to count my blessings.
This year I am thankful for...
Eternal marriage and Temples
My amazing family (Rodriguez and Johnson)
New friends
My LAST semester of college classes
My church calling
and my hair finally growing out (serious!)
J'net and Johanna were serious troopers this year and ventured out to do a little early morning shopping with me. I think I got them hooked! We had fun finding all the sales and eating in-n-out at 9:00 a.m. I know we are looking a little rough but we were planning on going home and going back to bed after the first stop at Wal-Mart, but we just decided to keep shopping! Now only if returning was as much fun as the shopping...

Turkey Bowl 2009

Johanna and Josie and I suffered thru the freezing temperatures to watch the boys play in the annual turkey bowl. The Johnson boys don't mess around when it comes to football and thanks to their cousin Nate they get to play on field-turf under the lights the night before Thanksgiving. They love it because they get to feel like big-timers!
Ryan, Issac, Garret, Neil, Zachary, and little Reidster sneaking away!

Josie was just a little doll in her snow suit and bunny hat! She is doing a bunny face if you can't tell.

Bundled up as much as possible- we looked like marshmallows!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Remember the 4 D's!

Over Thanksgiving break we got to play in a dodgeball tournament, which was fun and embarrassing all at the same time. I had two good catches, but then it was all downhill from there...You better believe I am going to start training now for next years tournament!
Some of the "Ace of Spades"

Z and Chance with their game faces on... I wish I would have got more pictures but of course my camera died right after I took this one.