Monday, December 31, 2007

Wedding in Vegas

I finally found the pictures from Las Vegas and I thought I would share a couple. There weren't many, but I thought these were pretty cute! It isn't on the beach of Puerto Rico like we planned but this was really fun and I wouldn't have changed a thing!
Saying our rockin' vows

A kiss from Elvis for luck

My wee sister drove 3 hours to be our witness on a school night!

Our first kiss has husband and wife

Sam


Sometimes James will do something and you can't help but laugh! We were petting a lab over the Christmas weekend and James is never slow to try out new things! I caught him in the kennel a few times. Here he is trying to close it and getting frustrated that it wont lock! This kid maybe on to something! The funny part about this for the dog is that Sam was sent in there for being naughty, this must have felt more like corporal punishment!










It has been really fun to watch James with Sam. James spent the entire 5 days we had him trying to cuddle and walk him. It is a good thing Sam was rasied with little kids because James didn't offer him much space! One of these days when we are done with apartment life and we have a big yard we will have to get this boy a dog! He sure does love dogs, he makes me stop when we are walking so he can pet the dog!

Saturday, December 29, 2007



Ok playing with dad and old wrapping paper, I guess!

Friday, December 28, 2007

Chirstmas 2007


This year we spent Christmas at home, just the three of us. I was a little nervous about doing it all myself, but all in all it worked out. I have never been able to make an edible roast, but it was actually really good. I freaked out when I called my mom at 10 with a frozen roast in my hands and she told me that good roasts cook 12-24 hours thawed. So into the microwave it went! Curtis even said he would eat some leftovers and this boy doesn't eat leftovers! Of course we way over purchased for James, but it is impossible not to do!
He really liked the alphabet magnets we got for the fridge! Every time we go to our neighbors he heads straight for their fridge! But still he enjoys the old stuff and playing with Dad best!

Friday, December 7, 2007

Vegas

Curtis & I flew to Vegas last week! It was so much fun! We stayed on the strip and although I would never stay on the strip again it was a good experience. On Friday we started out going to Hoover Dam and West Grand Canyon. It was raining so we didn't spend much time at the Dam and then we were really bummed that the Grand Canyon was rained out. On our way back we got snacks at a little store on the Reservation and it must have been the only thing to do in town. Everyone knew each other and were all looking at us, well I was wearing shorts. When we got back to the hotel we got ready for dinner and a show at the Excalibur. It was great! The country we were assigned was the Dragon, the bad guy, so we got to cheer on the bad knight!

Saturday we went to the Spring Preserve. I think they said it was 168 acres in the middle of the city and although there is no longer a spring there they have kept this area preserved to educate. If it would have been warmer and I wasn't in shorts we would have walked around on a few of the trails and done a little hiking, but I was not dressed for Washington weather. Later that day we went to the Shark Reef and I got to touch a sting ray. So slimy! There was actually a little Australian girl that walked up to the sting ray pool and wouldn't touch it because that's what killed killed Steve Irwin the Crocodile Hunter. You can't make stuff like that up, she actually used his name. For dinner we figured we could find something good to eat at the Hawaiian Market which was not at all Hawaiian, but we ate some amazing Indian Food. Wow that was the best curry we had ever eaten before and we debated taking it back with us. But after much thought we figured our breath would be bad enough for the Ice show. Our seats weren't the greatest, but it is amazing what these people can do on ice. The strength that it takes and the trust. They were throwing each other around and dancing from the ceiling with ribbons. Wow! They even dance through the crowd.

Sunday our alarm didn't go off for our 6:40 am flight so when we woke up at 5:15 we were in a bit of a panic. Usually I think we would have made our flight but there was a huge marathon in Vegas and they closed down the strip. We were so lost! We we finally got to the ticket counter it was 6:45. We ended up flying standby and landed in Seattle a 1:15, not too bad since I was supposed to speak at a baptism at 1:30. I am sure my mom did a wonderful job in my place. Anyways Vegas was beautiful and the temple was lit so brightly! Gorgeous!

Silence

Just put James down for the night. Attempted a late night Michael's run, not sure what I was thinking taking him out 30 minutes before his bed time. I was looking at ribbon for my project and I turn around and he is climbing out and I literally caught him in mid air getting out of the cart. And that was within the first 5 minutes. I am working on putting together some makeshift announcements for my little brother. He was married on the 2nd of November and they still haven't sent out anything and my mom was going to do it and I figured I could do them faster so I volunteered. I thought I would lay him down tonight and just whip them out, but not so fast. I wanted plain brown card stock to copy their invitations, but they didn't have anything...at all. Am I the only person in the world that uses brown paper? I am sure that most people aren't using brown card stock for their holiday cards, but I may be mistaken!


Curtis is off on a business trip so the house is strangely quiet. It has been really nice not having television. I never noticed how much time I wasted in front of it. I have tons to do still, boxes to unpack, Christmas light to find and laundry to wash.