Saturday, December 6, 2008

The smell of Pine is in the air today...

It's Saturday at last and we finally had some free time to get in the Christmas Spirit! We went out in search of a live tree, which is not as easy as I thought it would be. The first lot that we found was manned by a guy that sort of resembled kid rock and smelled of something so foul, I have no words to describe it. He also offered us smooshy old Krispy Kreme doughnuts, a nice gesture, but I had to pass. We moved on shortly.....We ended up at Home Depot, (thanks for the suggestion Nate!). We found much nicer, not to mention less expensive trees, and no foul odor in the air. As we brought the Christmas tree home and started with the festivities associated with decorating a tree and the house, we have come up with a few pointers for anyone that hasn't already undertaken this task.
1. The tree will never stand perfectly straight and crooked gives it character anyway.
2. Santa hats, though adorable, will make you sweat if you live in Arizona in the winter.
3. Stringing beads is a lot harder then it looks. They should offer classes for this job.
4. Nativities made of wood are very difficult to decide who is who. Does a wise man wear a hat??
5. Cleaning up needles is not a shared responsibility, it is by default, a man job.
6. Bad words may slip out of your mouth when moving furniture out of the way for the Christmas tree, hot chocolate makes a good apology drink.
7. And lastly, Christmas music makes it feel like a holidays, even when it's 85 degrees outside.

I hope everyone enjoys getting ready for the holidays as much as we did! Now...on to the most important night of the week, Jazz vs. Suns. This is the only day I will root for the down fall of the Suns! GO JAZZ

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Pictionary Man vs. Millers, Jensens, Lucas' and Prims

Jenn must think Nate is pretty funny... I love candid shots!

Tonight was so fun! I thought the best part about Dustin was having a wonderful husband, but his sisters are a close second. I can't be with my bff right now (aka my sister) so it's really nice to have Jamie, Jenn and Jess around to fill in. We played a rousing game of the new Pictionary Man. I love to play games because I think that it brings everyones' colorful personalities to the table. The kids were so well behaved and the grown ups tried to be good too :) Thanks for the treats that everyone brought and thanks to Tyler for teaching me about gufflinks.....

Monday, November 17, 2008

Supai-Best Weekend Ever

Vance and Judy
View from the church
Our the helicopter window
glare from the window

helicopter ride, going down

So...This weekend, we enjoyed a once in a lifetime opportunity. We took a helicopter ride down to the bottom of the grand canyon! There is a very small Indian tribe that lives there, and an even smaller LDS church. Vance and Judy were assigned to speak to the ward, so we jumped at the chance to be part of that. Dustin's holiday work party was on Friday night at the zoo, so we went to that, then headed to Kingman. Judy and Vance we're still awake when we got there a little after 11:00 PM. I was impressed. Saturday we went to Laughlin Nevada to see the new 007 movie. It was really good, tons of action. Anyhow, Sunday morning we drove the two hours to the edge of the Grand Canyon. We waited for the helicopter for about half an hour or so. I think we we're all pretty nervous about the ride, but it was a lot smoother then I thought it would be. We walked in a sandy path about 1/3 mile to the church building. There is a senior missionary couple living in the church and they met us at the door. Only three members attended the service, but I guess three is better than none. On our way out, the helicopter pilot took us on a detour to show us Havasupi Falls. It was amazing. We are so lucky that he gave us that special tour! I wish that I could describe the experience a little better. It was really awesome and I'm so glad that I had that opportunity. I'll post a couple pictures of the scenery and the church and one of us in the helicopter.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

I don't get sentimental very often, so take a picture

As far as I can tell, this picture is a few years old. But I was looking at it this morning and it reminded me of the day that I knew for sure I wanted to marry Dustin. It was my first time visiting Mesa and it was Father's Day. Dustin took me to dinner at his sister's house and I felt so awkward being there, but when I saw Dustin with his neices and nephews, I was overwhelmed by the love that I knew he felt for them. I was so touched, I remember thinking that I wanted him to be the father of my children someday. He is such a good person and he has been everything that I needed him to be the last few weeks. I am so lucky to have such an amazing husband and I hope he knows that!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Halloween Central

Happy Halloween! I love this holiday, there is something extremely fun about people dressing up and acting silly. I had to dress up for work this morning. I was a devil. My boss came dressed as a banana, it was hilarious Dustin and I finally got around to carving our pumpkins tonight. We're pretty busy people, either that or we're both procrastinators and do things last minute. We didn't have any regular candles so we used birthday candles. Dustin made us some orange julius and now we're going to watch a scary movie. I love days like this. They remind me that there is joy in simple things and that I am really lucky to have found such a special husband that does anything to make me happy! Happy Haunting...

I know how to blog, I'm just a little slow

So, my sister helped me set this up, but now I have to take over EEK! What do people blog about? We're neither interesting or entertaining, but I'll give it a try anyways. It's almost Halloween and we're getting ready to carve pumpkins. Dustin thinks he can make a better one than me, but I've assured him he can't. We went to a Halloweenish farm this weekend with Dustin's sisters and there families. It's always fun to go out with them because we can do silly kid activities even though we don't have kids. Sunday was my birthday and I'm now 25 years old. I guess it's time to grow up. Thanks to the Miller girls for making my birthday fun and singing to me. I was embarressed, but I still appreciated it. I also got a magic bullet!!!! I have wanted one for years, I don't know why I never got myself one. Now I can make some six second you haven't seen the infomercial, you probably aren't laughing. Well, stay tuned, I'm sure something humerous will happen soon, it always does.