Friday, December 31, 2010

Martha's Farewell

My sister in law Martha is leaving for a mission on January 4Th and she will be serving in the Santa Cruz Bolivia Mission. She just had her farewell this past Sunday. We are going to miss her so much! But I know she is doing the right thing by serving the Lord.

My mother in law did an awesome job making this really yummy white chili! She always does really nice things for her kids and I am really grateful for her to be my mother in law.

I took a couple of pictures from that day so enjoy!










Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Mangey Scene

Christmas Day!

We spent the day with Brian's family this year. The day started with everyone opening there presents and then we went and had some egg casserole that I had made the night before that we put in the oven when we woke up. Everyone said it was really good but I think it could have been better :). Then we hung out at bri's parents for a little and then headed home. At 3pm we headed over to bri's Grandma Colleens house to have a Christmas gathering. It was so fun to see his family and catch up with everyone. Here are some pics from that day.







Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Christmas Eve!

The Maxwell's have a lot of traditions that we do on Christmas eve. the first thing we normally do is go caroling. Then we come home and have a yummy dinner my mother in law makes. After we eat we head into the living room and sing Christmas carols and we do a mangey scene. Here is the mangy scene and pictures from that night. I will post the video later here are the pics :)










Saturday, December 4, 2010

It's Christmas Time!



That wonderful time of year is finally upon us! It is Christmas time :) I am already loving it too! The lights are up outside, there is snow on the ground and it is time for us to remember the Savior's birth. I love this time of year so much because you get to spend so much time with family. I love to give, bake, and sing Christmas carols. I just love everything :) Can you tell? This year we decided not to put a tree up because of Izzy she just gets into everything. But I have totally decorated my house. All i need to do it put up some lights outside. But tonight was a great night because we got to help the Maxwell family pick out there Christmas tree. This year was actually the first year I have ever picked out a tree. When I was growing up we had to have fake ones because my mom is allergic to pine. Then i found out my junior year I was too. So i have to have a fake tree too. It was a blast going out there and we even put on Santa hats :) here is a pic hope you all enjoy!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows


I finished it! I am done with the entire series and I could not be more sad :( I wish there was more to read! I love the series so much and I am glad I finished the last one before the last movie comes out. This last book was so good too! I looked forward every day to walking so I could listen to it for 45 mins a day. Now I don't know what I am going to do when I walk anymore. I might start the hunger games series but who knows. Well 4 more days till I get to see the movie! I am so excited Brian and I are heading to the midnight showing on Thursday night it is going to be great!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Tim returns from Paris!



My brother in law Tim returned from his mission to Paris last night. I would have to say that Brian was very excited to see his brother and of course I was too! It was great being there when he arrived and seeing him give his mom a great big hug. They were so happy to see each other. Of course we were all so happy to see him. The whole family was not able to make it but I made sure I took plenty of pics. Tim we are so glad you are home and that you served a faithful mission!




Friday, November 5, 2010

It is finally over!

This past Tuesday was election day and of course that means that the campaign is over and Brian is home alot more :) Also Governor Herbert also won! Well I kinda figured that would happen. But it is so great to see it actually happen. These past few months have been crazy. Brian working 80 or so hour weeks and me never being able to him. It was totally sucky but in the end will be totally worth it. He worked really hard and I am so glad to have him for a husband. Here is a pic from that night with Governor Herbert and Lt Governor Bell celebrating with there families.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Oh how I love my puppy

She is the best dog ever! She is so cuddly and she loves to give us kisses. I really don't know what we would do with out her! She really does a good job keeping my mind off that fact we are having a hard time having kids. I know she does not replace a child but it is so fun to have her around. I thought I would post some more pics of her just to show how cute she is :)





the hottest buffalo wings

So last Saturday we headed to this place called wing coop they have the best wings ever! Brian decided he would try the hottest sauce which is called eleven. This is the video with him eating the wing. It is pretty funny and if you can't tell it is very hot hot hot!
video

Bella's Baptism

My niece Bella got baptized a couple weeks back and I just finally have gotten around to blogging about it. It is always exciting to see the excitement in an 8 years old eyes when they are ready to become a member of the Church. I was really glad that I was able to be there for this. She is a very special little girl and I am glad she is apart of our family! Here are a couple pictures from that day.



Bella and her Cousin

my other niece Devany


Bella and her Grandpa



Family Picture

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince


So I just finished the 6th Harry Potter book. I really enjoyed this book a lot. I am so glad that I am taking the time to read these books because the movies just are not doing the books justice. I have learned so much more then I have ever learn by just watching the movies. I think I really need to read more. Now that I have the last book left I am kinda excited to actually have it finished before that movies comes out. Well here I go to the next book I hope to finish soon.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Izzy turns 1

I can not believe that my little puppy is 1 today. She is no longer a puppy but I will still continue calling her a puppy. I would have to say she is the best thing that we have brought into our family. She brightens my day and makes me laugh alot. I am so glad she is with us. I hope that we will be able to have her for a long time. She is the best dog ever!