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Monday, December 31, 2012

Cancun - Pt. II

In Cancun, we could not get enough of the virgin Pina Colada's.  Seriously..... all day, everyday, and then some.  They were just SO GOOD!
 Could never get enough of these desserts either..... So scrumptious.  I'm craving them so badly right now.  I mean come on!  Look at that fried ice cream!  I'm dying....
Front of our hotel.  Loved the Christmas sleigh!
 ^^We went on a boat trip to Isla Mujeres. Cute pic of Tommy and Ashley waiting to get on!^^
I am so not done with posting pictures yet so keep an eye out for those... I think one more post might do the trick!

I can't believe we are about to start a new year!  This is so crazy!  My work is celebrating with pizza today so I'm completely stoked for that.  I can't express in words how much I love free food.... I really can't.
Have a happy and very very safe NEW YEAR!

Friday, December 28, 2012

Cancun - Pt. I

I cannot believe that our trip to Cancun has already come and gone!  We had such an amazing time especially since we got to spend it with Tommy and Ashley.  I could tell so many stories and explain every picture in detail.... but I will spare you and just let you enjoy our photos! 
^^"Enjoying" our 11 hour layover in Texas..... yeah that's never happening again.^^
I couldn't believe that this beach was real.  I had always thought the pictures and postcards had been photoshopped for sure.... but they definitely aren't and it's breathtaking!
Our hotel all decked out for Christmas.
^^Love this pic of Ashley and Tommy reading and soaking in the sun.^^
All the food was amazing in Cancun!!!!  So of course, I took pictures.... of EVERYTHING I ate. haha
Constant orders of virgin Pina Colada's were a staple in our daily routine.
^^A fish spa?  Supposedly you stick your feet in and the fish in there eat off all your dead skin.  I'll stick to my pedicures thank you very much.^^
FAVORITE MEAL! Spinach and mozzarella stuffed chicken rolled in chopped almonds and fried. Served with steamed veggies and a green cream sauce that was to die for.  I had this twice and loved it each time! 
More to come......

Hope you all are having such a wonderful Holiday!
How was your Christmas??  I know ours was great!

HAPPY FRIDAY! Loved this short work week.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

My sister is engaged!

This is so weird!  Isn't she still only 16????
Nope. 20 years old and growing everyday.  And now she is getting married...... woah.

I don't know the details of the engagement yet but I do know it involved roses..... A LOT of roses.
She looks so happy.
Mike we are so happy to have you in the family.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

I'm back!

but only for a few days..... what with going to Cancun for the next week and all.
I am completely unable to focus and I started packing like... last week.  Granted everything is basically unpacked because I had to use most of what was in there for this week.  It is what is.
Taking a break was much needed!  I had lots of other things that took my time away but I'm excited to start writing again!  

I have now lost 29lbs!  I know it's ridiculous.  It feels amazing and I am so happy!  Especially when I got size 12 pants for my birthday in June and yesterday I went to the mall and tried on a size 6 pair of jeans and they fit perfectly! Ah.........
Someone cut off his luscious locks!  Can't say that I mind.... :)  He looks so handsome!  Thanks Justin... I love you!
 He wanted to try out a mullet first.... hahahaha oh my goodness we were all dying!
 Before and After!  He misses his long hair already.  But he did it for me and I am truly grateful.

Early last week I was debating on whether or not I should put up Christmas since we were going to be gone for almost half the month anyway.  Then Justin said how nice it would be to come home with everything all festive and decorated..... that definitely made me decide to do it!  I'm so glad I did!  I love Christmas!  Even though we were a little late putting it up, I still think we have had plenty of time to enjoy it.
  Looking at Netflix I found a "movie" called Fireplace in your home.  Turns out... it's just a recording of a fireplace with all the crackles and noises it makes!  We pretend it brings in warmth and get all comfy-cozy!
I can't believe we leave on vacation in two days!  One big thing I'm missing is Ariel's and Kalinja's Nutcracker performance.  We have gone every year.... All of us girls have all been in it but Ariel and Kalinja have stuck with it all this time and they are both so fabulous!  I regret that I am going to miss it.... they are going to be so amazing!  If you live in Utah and want to see Utah Regional Ballet's rendition of the Nutcracker please go!  You will be glad you did!  It's at the new Covey Center for the Arts down in Provo.  It's quite the amazing Christmas tradition for sure.

Happy Holidays everyone!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Taking a break

My brain has been oh so fuzzy and dysfunctional this week!!!  I'm taking a small break from the blog but I'll be back as soon as the juices start flowing!  Hope you are all having such a fabulous holiday!