Thursday, December 18, 2008

Happy Anniversary!

I made breakfast for us to eat on our balcony.

We went on a kayak and hiking adventure. It's been raining really hard here lately, so the rivers were all very high. This is Kent trying to ford one of them.
All of that rain also means TONS of mud!

Kent enjoying a slice of Hula Pie after our dinner at Keoki's.

One year together and still loving every minute!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

This is for Sarah

And Dad, and Mom, and Josh, and Jonah, and Nathan.

I took a bite for each one of you. Could you taste it?

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Christmas break begins.

  • Friday: Finished up last of classes, presentations, and projects. Sold textbooks. Came home and almost didn't know what to do with myself without homework to work on. I got over that feeling pretty quickly, though.

  • Saturday: Slept in (!). Bought treats for our vacation. Braved a snowstorm while running erands. Started packing. Attended the Ward Christmas party, and found someone to give our tree to.Goodbye tree! We'll miss you. But it's fun knowing that someone else will have a happier Christmas now. Vacation, here we come!!

Monday, December 8, 2008

The Doghouse

I got this movie clip in an email from my dad. Hilarious!

Click here: The Doghouse

You really must watch it. And laugh. Then watch it again and listen to what the intercom voice is saying while the men are folding clothes.

Saturday, December 6, 2008


My favorite thing to help put up when my mom was decorating for Christmas was always her porcelain nativity set. Kneeling on the piano bench, I would carefully arrange and rearrange all the peices until they were just right. Then, as I got older, I loved to see how the Christmas lights reflected in the porcelain while I played Christmas songs on the piano.
I have put my name on the list to inherit my mom's nativity set. But until then, I have this beautiful 3-piece set that my mom and sister made for me this year. It is beautiful.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Boughs of Holly

It helps to click on the picture so you can see it bigger. It's been so fun to decorate my very own house for Christmas!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008


The Hunt:
(It kind of looks like this tree is peeking around the others, waiting to ambush us, doesn't it?)

Bringing home the prize:
(This step included two trips to the store--because two strings of lights were definitely not going to be enough.)

The product of our labors:
(Drops lots of needles, but also smells great, looks pretty, drinks water, sits in our living room and makes us smile. Makes a pretty good addition, all things considered.)

And one last, albeit unrelated, item:
New hair! I've never had it this dark before, but I love it!