Sunday, November 29, 2009

Thanksgiving Goodness

We spent a wonderful week in Hermosa Beach for Thanksgiving with Eric's family. We got in Tuesday night and our days were jam-packed until we left Sunday afternoon. Some highlights included:
Spending time with family
Beach time
Playing with adorable nieces and nephews
A delicious Turkey dinner
Murder Mystery (I might have been "EC," but I was innocent!)
Temple Trip
More good food
First annual Bell Day of Service
Beach cruisers on the strand
Football on the Beach
Football on TV - Broncos and BYU!!
Rootbeer Floats

Here are some pictures to recap

My husband is pretty much a professional surfer

Jered will be one day too

Surfing didn't go so well last time, so i tried boogie boarding instead.

Just a little chocolate milk shower

We borrowed Kristen and Lee's beach cruisers and took them for a little ride.

We had a blast! I love Thanksgiving and I love that we can now officially ring in the Christmas season - Let the Christmas music, decorations, and festivities begin!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Today's a Very Special Day

November 2 has always been one of the best days of the year.... why you ask?? No, its not because its voting day and I love to exercise my right to vote - its because November 2 is the Birthday of three of my most favorite people in the whole wide world.

My Baby brother Jack turns 20 today!! Whoa. Happy Birthday bucko - I LOVE YOU!!!

JILL and MALLORY are 22! They have been two of my closest friends for years - Mal since the first grade, and Jill for years and the best roommate I've ever had...before Eric ;) Happy Birthday pretty ladies!!

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!! Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays - I love dressing up! This year I was afraid we had dropped the ball because the day before Halloween we still didn't know what we were going to dress up as!! After spending about 45 minutes in the Halloween store, Eric decided on Rocky Balboa and luckily they had a matching outfit for me! We were excited with the way they turned out!

We went to the Garns' Halloween/Thanksgiving/Christmas Party and we had a lot of fun. Who knew mixing all the holidays in one would be such a big hit?? We had a Thanksgiving feast, drank wassail, and (almost) had a white elephant gift exchange. I say almost because we left before that happened to head over to the Johnson's for some more Halloweening.

Friday night we went to a Haunted House with Scott and CeLisa! Nightmare on 13th street - Not so nightmareish but fun nonetheless. Before the haunted house we stopped to get some delicious Pizza at Nicotalias (?) True to my nature, as I was walking in I slipped on some water, and made a very grand, yet very graceful entrance into the restaurant, landing on one knee with arms spread open wide in from of an unsuspecting table of pizza eaters. I don't think anyone really realized that I slipped and they all probably thought I was just a littly cooky. We had a good laugh about it for about ten minutes. After the Haunted House we spent the rest of the night watching some great Office episodes.

Scott and CeLisa at the Haunted House - she hates Haunted Houses

Creeper in the background - we didn't even know he was there!