Friday, January 20, 2012

Christmas with Brodee

We got together with Sara, Lane, and Brodee earlier this week so that we could give Brodee our Christmas presents. Like my nephew, he was a little too young to enjoy taring open the presents but he seemed to like what we got him nonetheless.

I wish I had taken more pictures but I got too caught up in the moment. Next time for sure!

No Superbowl Repeat

Josh and I got all dressed up to watch the Packers play last weekend.

[If you look closely you can see our Packers stock hanging up on the wall behind us]

Sadly, they lost to the NY Giants. Ok, I lied. They didn't lose. They were destroyed! It was terrible. Better luck next year!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Not So White Christmas: Part II

Josh and I ended up being in CA for about a week. During that time the weather was amazing so we took advantage of that and spent a lot of time outside doing "touristy" things.

[Bike riding in Manhattan Beach]

[Staples Center]

[LA Live]


[Walk of Fame]

[Chinese Theater]

[Roosevelt Hotel]

[LA Zoo]

[Josh had never seen a live giraffe before!]

After a fun week in CA, Josh and I made the long trek home and spent New Years Eve in Cedar City watching the ball drop on TV (party animals, right?!).

Thanks family for a great Christmas!

Not So White Christmas: Part I

Josh and I decided to spend Christmas with my family in CA this year. This is Josh's first "un-white" Christmas! I think the amazing weather in CA made up for the lack of snow.

We spent Christmas Eve day in Temecula with the WHOLE (minus a few missionaries and a couple of cousins) Neilson family. Over 70 people were there! I think Josh was a little overwhelmed at first, but my family was very welcoming.

We had a nice Christmas Eve day dinner, great company, and the younger cousins did a nativity scene performance (tradition).

[Papa, Nana, and Brady]

[Missy, Ryan, Dad, Mom, Me, Josh, Papa, Nana, and Brady]

After the party was over, we (my immediate family) headed up to LA so we could have a nice Christmas Eve at home. We played Monopoly (I won!), drank eggnog, and watched The Muppet Christmas Carol.

The next morning we woke up early, ate our traditional Christmas morning breakfast (pigs in a blanket), and then went to church for the Christmas program.

After church, we hurried home, changed clothes, and then sat down to open presents.

We were all spoiled (as always) this year.

[Missy, Ryan, and Brady]

[Josh was the most spoiled of all!]


[Brady opening his presents]

[Brady with his present from me and Josh]

[Cute, happy nephew!]

Merry Christmas!

Saturday, January 7, 2012


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Update Soon!

Happy New Year! 2011 was good to me and I hope that 2012 is even better!

Once I get my pictures organized I'll blog all about my Christmas break!

Stay tuned!