Saturday, November 25, 2006

Deck the Halls

Thanksgiving was fun. It's always hard when you're not with YOUR family, but Doug has a superb family, so it was still lots of fun. I was also able to see my grrandpa, my aunt Holly, aunt Kristi, uncle Mike, and cousins Carrie, Corinne, and Lindsey. Doug and I went out shopping Firday morning, but not until like 9. No, we're not morning shoppers, and we didn't see anything appealing doorbusters in the ads anyway. Plus, we have our eyes set on a much BIGGER present that we'll be paying off for years to come (yes, besides fertility procedures.) I'll let you know what that is if/when it works out. Then we came home and sat around like bums the rest of the day. It's so nice to have some time off! I did get my wreath done that I had mentioned on an earlier blog as well. Compare it to the Pottery Barn wreath. I made an $80 wreath for about $16.50! We then bought a tree and came home and decorarated it. Now that we can buy a decent size tree, we need more ornaments! We'll have to search for those more later on as we didn't find any that we liked at Wal-Mart or Rod Works.
Today was the BYU/Utah game, so we watched that and had pizza and dip with Kolton and his friends at our house. I can't believe BYU won in the last second! What a let-down for the guys. I just looked down and saw Buddy sleeping by my feet, so there's a picture of that as well. Buddy's getting very clever when he wants a banana. You can see him pulling one off the table to devour. Don't worry though, I stopped him before it was too late.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

New pictures

Hi all! Doug and I took some family pictures this weekend, here are a few. You can see the rest by clicking on my pictures link on the left side. Enjoy!

Monday, November 20, 2006


This weekend was spent putting up Christmas decorations around the house and deep cleaning only half the kitchen. I know, it's not even Thanksgiving, but I didn't get to put up ANY Christmas decor last year, and was so excited to. I'll be better next year, I promise. So I decorated Friday night, then we went grocery shopping and to Arby's for dinner. Saturday was the deep clean in the kitchen, which only consisted of cleaning all the vases on the top of my cabinets and finding a place for them in the cabinets. I also polished a beautiful silver platter that Doug's grandparents got for us when we got married. Since we had been craving sushi since Friday, we went to Mikado for some sushi. We tried eel for the first time, and it was delicious! Sunday we went and took family pictures with Doug's family. I got a few digitals with our camera of just the two of us, which we will be using to send out with our Christmas cards. I'll write more when something noteworthy happens.

Friday, November 17, 2006

Happy birthday, Mike!

Yesterday was both of our good friends' birthday's, Brady (the one in the picture below with Doug at Winger's), and Mike (the one at the corn maze with us.) We had Cafe Rio with Mike and Nicole last night, and Mike's sister, Michelle. During dinner, we watched The Office and Grey's Anatomy. Then we went over to their house and had cake and ice cream. We didn't even get home until 10:30, sheesh! I know, we're lamo's and go to bed early. We have no big plans this weekend. I'm planning on making a copy-cat wreath that I saw in the Pottery Barn catalog. But I don't have $80 to spend on a wreath, I think I can make one just as nice. We also need to get ready for Thanksgiving! My assignment was a fruit salad and some sort of dessert, so we'll see what happens.
The marketing department at work is going to Spaghetti Mama's, and then to the new 007 movie today, so that will be a nice Friday activity. Doug always has Friday's off, so he's probably sitting at home and playing Xbox or something like that. Lucky!

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Doug singing

I caught Doug singing in the kitchen today, I thought you might get a kick out of it like I did! Make sure you turn the song playing at the bottom off before playing this one. You can also catch this video and others here.

Weekend update

Just another one of those busy weekends. Doug and I found out that we're NOT pregnant again on Friday. We took our neighbor, Danny, and his wife out to dinner (finally) for helping us put in our sod way back. We ran a ton of errands Saturday, and I decided to put up my manger scene since this is the first year I have (nearly) the complete set. Woo hoo! Then we went out to dinner at Winger's with our friends Rachel and Brady. There's a picture of Doug and Brady chowing down on their all you can eat wings. We watched Click at our house afterwards, and I thought it was better than I was expecting it to be. Today we went to the doctor, and he told us that I have a couple cysts, so I have to take birth control this month, and we'll do another round of insemination next month. Weird, right? That our infertility doctor prescribed us birth control, and told us not to reproduce. At least we have a sense of humor about it.

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Halloween Costumes

Just a quick pic of our Halloween costumes. You can't see my face very well, but I drew a peace sign on my cheek, and wrote "Peace" on the other cheek. Doug and I had fun handing out candy for the first time as a married couple. The first year, Halloween landed on a Sunday, so we didn't have any trick-or-treaters. Last year, we were living in his aunt's basement apartment, so we didn't get any.