Sunday, November 30, 2008

happy holidays. i thought maybe having a cute christmas-y blog would get me in the spirit. that is yet to be determined. all though i do love seeing the lights and the smell of cinnamon/pine everywhere.

we had a lovely thanksgiving here. no pictures. i couldn't bring myself to take any this year. however i have taken some pics of the girls and of brianne and jeff and as soon as i download/work on those they will be up. but everyone helped cook and it turned out lovely. brianne made the absolute best pecan pie. i loved it.

then on friday brianne and i headed out shopping. we really had a fun time together. i can't ever remember going shopping on the day after thanksgiving. but we had fun and i did get some christmas gifts picked up. then brianne and carson got highlights and a haircut. brie and i ate lunch at her fave thai place here. then dave and jeff got the tree up and the girls put on all the decorations. very pretty.

i missed having dallas here. he went to california with his girlfriend and spent his 23rd birthday there too!!! happy birthday!! it sounds like he had a great time.

yesterday we all went down to mesa. we spent most of the day at my parents. i snuck in a trip to scrapbooks, etc. of course. saw kaelene! then we went over to our old neighborhood and let brianne visit with her old friend ashley and her cute baby. oh yeah, her husband was there too. LOL that was good to see their family. i actually stopped by our old house and met the new owners. that was cool. they love the house. i wanted to ask them to leave and just walk around my old house inside and out. ha ha

then we went to my friend's mom's 75th birthday party. my friend marian is my first husband's cousin. so this is a family that at one time WAS my family. when i was married to my first husband. so i got to see a lot of 'family' that i hadn't seen in a while. just like old times. and jeff got to meet brianne's side of the family that he hadn't met before. then we drove by the temple to look at the lights before driving back home.

so i had a photo shoot a week ago and these are some pics. and i also put a little christmas card together for them. i think it turned out cute. and yeah--that little one above is my anna. while i was there at the shoot anna asked me to take her picture. oh--my anna is a honey!!!

time to get ready for church. happy sabbath...L


Kerry said...

BEAUTIFUL pictures! I think they'll love the extra little card that you put together. It is beautiful!!

And if I wasn't in a holiday mood before, I must be now after seeing your cute blog. I love the Christmas look!

I'm glad you had a good thanksgiving. And who needs photos have all of the memories in your heart. I'm so happy you had a nice visit!

MASawyer said...

You are one talented chick! Beautiful pictures for sure. It was fun to see you at Maria's party and to meet your son-in-law and see all of your beautiful daughters.


Kaelene said...

Your blog is BEE-YOO-TIFUL! And those photos . . . !!
It was good to see you! Please please please tell me that you are coming on Friday!?!?!?!

Nicole said...

Sounds like you had a nice Thanksgiving. I love the layout, Christmas is here for sure whether we are ready or not!

Beth said...

Aww- great photos, and I love the blog template! Very festive.

Happy Monday! :)

Dust and Maddy said...

I'm glad you had a fun weekend. Can't wait to see the pictures when you DL them.


Brianne said...

I had a wonderful time mom, I miss you!

Anonymous said...

Love the gREAT pictures. Sounds like a GREAT holiday weeked. Take care, Tammi