Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas Day!

On Christmas day Brian and I showed up at his parents house aroung 830ish to open presents and have breakfast with his family. Here are a couple pictures
This is what the presents looked like before we opened them :)

After we were done opening presents we headed home to get ready to go to Brian's grandmas house for a Christmas day get together. Here are some more pictures that are in the slide show from the get together hope you all enjoy them!

Christmas Eve

Every Christmas eve we gather at the Maxwell house for some pretty regular traditions. We normally start around 5:30 with dinner which is always amazing. Then we go caroling as a family to a couple neighbors. This year Brian and I did not attend the caroling session I thought it was too cold and I didn't want to slip on the ice like I did last year. The last and final thing we do before the kids go down to the basement and start a movie is the nativity story. This year Brian was Herod here is a picture of him.

Peter and Sarah were the wise guys aka wise men :)

Liz and Eric were Mary and Joseph

Anna, Emily and I were the angels

Karen was a shepard and Ana and Martha were her sheep

and of course last but not least Cory was the narrator

It was a great night! I can't wait for Christmas eve this year so we can do it all over again :)

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Lights at Temple Square!

For family home evening we went to Ihop with Brian's family and then Brian, Peter, Peter's friend Anna, and I went to temple square. So here are a few pictures

Friday, December 19, 2008

Some Christmas Pictures from Work

Here are a couple pictures from work.

This picture is of course my desk which I totally covered with tissue paper.

And then I thought I would add our work Christmas tree which I helped putting up since I am part of the committee who decorates around the office :)

Last but not least here are some pictures of the car my table made at our work winter party. Here is some background on the way things are set up at my work. We have different areas where people sit and we call those neighborhoods. Then each neighborhood comes up with a name and our neighborhood is called The Hood. Which is why the activity for the winter party was to pimp our cars. So here are the pictures.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Christmas season is finally here!

Christmas time is actually my favorite time of year. I mean I love Halloween and all with the kids dressing up, but Christmas is even better. I love the feeling in the air. Everyone should enjoy Christmas. If I could I would make Christmas all year long.

The true meaning of Christmas is remembering our Savior Jesus Christ, and it seems everything going on is something Christ would appreciate.

- Giving to others..
- The kindness people show around this time of year.
- All the family time.
- Singing Christmas songs in church. (My favorite)

Christmas around the Maxwell house has started off well. I actually started decorating my office desk 3 days before Thanksgiving. I bet you are thinking hmm Thanksgiving hasn't even happened. I know trust me my fellow co workers were thinking the same thing. I was really excited though :). I did try to decorate our house early too but Brian is a bit of a scrooge no decorating before Thanksgiving. So I ended up decorating on Thanksgiving night. Here are a few pictures of out tree and of course our fire place since we finally have one!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Update for November

I really haven't blogged a lot this month if you haven't noticed. I just thought I would kinda go over what has been going on this month. The month started off with of course Brian's brother leaving to go on a mission to Paris. Then we had to deal with some Hoa stuff since Brian was running to be on the board and yes he did win. Which is really nice because he can get in there and look at the budget and figure out how to lower the HOA dues. They are doing an increase of 5% which means we will be paying 324 dollars a month for our hoa dues. This really does suck!

Now to get to one of the best days of the month the Twilight release! It was such a awesome movie. I went and saw it with my friend Tori on Friday at 11:30. I was a little sad that I didn't get to see the midnight showing but at least i got to see it on openind day. Finally Thanksgiving day arrived and we went to Brian's Aunt Tracy's house. We had such a great time spending sometime with his family. I don't have any pictures really since not that much happened this much but there will be a lot of pictures next month.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Elder Timothy Maxwell is now gone for 2 YEARS!

My brother in law Tim reported to the MTC on Wednesday November 5th 2008. Here are a few pictures from my sister in law Martha who went to see him off. I was not able to attended because I had to work but Brian did go so he is in few of the pics.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

The day didn't start off the best. I really wanted to dress up for work but I could not decide on anything. Finally I decided I would be a house wife who is a byu fan. Basically my way of getting away with wearing my pjs to work and also trying to have a halloween costume. Needless to say it wasn't my best idea but hey at least I was comfortable. I have a little slide show from some of the people I work with in there Halloween costume. Just to give you a little idea of what I was up against since I lost the halloween contest. Not that I thought I would win but here you go :)

I only work 4 hours on Friday so it was nice to leave and go home and spend some time with my hubby. We really didn't do to much today except we did try to vote but they told us it would be an hour and half wait so we left. The afternoon just kinda rolled by and then it was night time. I decided to head over to my in-laws since no trick or treaters were going to be coming to my house tonight. So here are a few pictures of Tim and Anna in there costumes!



Here is also a picture of me even though I am really not dressed up in anything that cool :) Like I said before I was a Housewife :)

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Halloween Work Party!

This year is the 10th anniversary that the call center I work at has been open. So they had a party to celebrate it. It just so happened to fall around Halloween so of course we had a Halloween party! So in this first picture I am putting up balloons because I am part of a group called ERT we help plan events and different things like that.

In this next picture I am sitting with my friend Kim from work eating a wonderful BBQ dinner. I was a really great night to see all the kids in there Halloween costumes and be able to meet the people I work with families.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Gas Prices!

So today I was driving to get some lunch when I saw the price of gas. I was so shocked to see that is have finally gone below $3. It has been a while since I have seen it this low so I had to take a picture.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Tim Maxwell's Farewell

So I don't think I have mentioned yet that my brother in law Tim is going to Paris France for his mission. He is reporting to the MTC on Nov 5th. We are going to miss him so much but we know he is working for the Lord so it is totally worth it. Well today was his mission farewell. He gave such a wonderful and heart-felt talk he is going to be such an awesome missonary. Here are a few pictures ok well alot of pictures from the farewell. There was alot of friends and family there to see him maybe for the last time for the next 2 years!

First I am going to start with a picture of Tim and he is sitting with Jenny

Tim with his Grandma Colleen Maxwell

Grandma Janet and her husband Reid

Aunt Becky and Cousin Andrea

Cousin Lindsey and her daughter Macie

Cousin Katie and her niece Brooklyn

Mike, Brian and Brandon hanging around talking politics

Macie, Lindsey and Katie

Brian's sister Liz and Husband Eric

Brian's Dad Cory

Brian's Aunt Becky and Sister Martha

Brian with Macie

Rachel with Macie