Wednesday, December 31, 2008


We had a cousin party at Brandon and Ambers. It was a lot of fun..Good Food and some serious Monopoly...The new debit card one. In two days we played 3 games. I won the last game we played!! All the cousins that were in town and could come did...We had could you not. Thanks Brandon and Amber for hosting it...

Scott, Angela, Ben, Brandon, Me and Dylan. This was our families off year for it was fun to see some of them. Scott and Brandon during a serious game of Monopoly!!

I was able to get together with some cousins I hadn't seen in awhile!! I did miss Sarah, Dan and the kids...It just snowed way too the time they made it to Utah I was already back in Idaho..Dang it.

Ben and I ...dude I need to make another face..this face totally eliminates the double chin..all the pictures below..have the same sorry!! Angie and I...She is married to Ben. I hadn't seen them in a year and a half. Trick aka Patrick. He is Angie's brother and my fourth cousin. I haven't seen him since 2003..since he was an awkward soul...wait he still it..but a funny one..totally kidding. Meredith is Married to Mike Angie's brother..haven't seen her since her!!


I spent Christmas with Angela's family. We got up a little after 8 to open presents...glad it wasn't too early. Gage actually set his alarm for 7:45 am, but the kid gets up earlier than that. I was sharing a room with him and had to go to the bathroom, so I tried to be quiet, cause I didn't want to wake him, but the second he heard me move he said MiMi we can't get up the alarm hasn't gone off. I told him we must have set it wrong cause it was 8:10. Actually....I may have turned it off when I went to bed..oops. Serves me right he set it the next day to make sure it about 7:45 the worse beeping sound ever..scarred the tar out of me. I went to go turn it off and Gage says..It Works!! Pretty sure I growled at him.

Angela showing off her new HOT apron!! Gage got a really cool work bench...he kept saying I have to work all day!!

Kyah got a new Kitchen set that talks to you...tells you what you are is pretty cool!!


I can not tell you how long it has been since I went sledding. I went on Christmas eve and day. I had a blast..even though I didn't have sledding attire. When I went with Angela's fam..I had to wear my street shoes with no traction..had a very hard time getting back up the hill..Ang does have a nice video. It was awful. The kids had fun..kyah's little laugh going down the hill was priceless. I also went with Ben and Ayzha (Asia)..and ben's in laws to Rock canyon park..that was fun. We made several trains then we had a full on dog pile..10 people or so going down at once..It was a blast and no one got hurt..Shocking.

Angela and I at the bottom of the hill...nice herps Ang...I am not the only one. Ang and Kyah...after a fun run..I love Kyah's peace sign.

Ben and I at Rock was so darn bright and it did get a little hot!! Ayzha and I (Ben's little chica)Me, Patrick, and Ben

Patrick Sportin his 70's snow suit...
This is Ben attempting to go down the hill standing up..he didn't even make it half way..I wish his wipe out was funnier!!

Kickin it at Kylee's

I left for Utah the Saturday before Christmas..I stayed and Kylee's for a few nights and had some good times....felt like I was 22 again. Good ole BYU housing...definitely don't miss that. We had a good ole time. Kylee had a little dinner party on Sunday, but her alfredo sauce..was awful..good thing everything else tasted good. Maybe next time Kylee. We kind of got snowed in on Monday, so I couldn't get to Angela's until Tuesday..I think they got like 8 inches of snow. So just kept coming down. We all know how much I love the snow. Lots of games were played and there were plenty of punches thrown. No one was seriously injured.

This is Kylee playing with her fake snow.....Nice Face. Me, Kylee, and Bri (ky's roommate) All of her other roommates had left for home. He whole complex was a ghost town.

Kylee and in a little texting war with eachothers phones...Naughty Girls!!

This is Kylee and our Cousin Ben beating the tar out of each other...I do not have a steady hand while filming...

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas!!

This would be my lame card this year...Sorry too lazy to send any out!! I wish everyone a Very Merry Christmas!! I hope Santa brings you everything you want!!!

Love you all!!

Your Favorite Fashion Icon...Sportin the Mullet and Herps....


Friday, December 19, 2008

Flashback Fridays...

It is Easter Sunday in 1985! Homemade dresses and the cutest flower headband you ever did see. Pretty sure it is covering up the mullet!! We both had them. I am such a beast compared to Angela..I am even doing the lean..and I am still head and a half taller than her, If I stood up straight I would be two heads taller than her. When are you going to grow dear sister!!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Christmas Parties....

I do love a good Christmas Party!! Tis the season!! I have mentioned how much I love the Holiday season...Well last Thursday we had an enrichment Christmas dinner..that may end all Dinners...Andrea..(my partner in crime) and I made my Grandma's Chicken Cordon darn delicious..we also had baked potato, salad, rolls and a very yummy pumpkin trifle and grasshopper pie..I am sure we all gained a million pounds..but so worth it. It was a blast..we had about 15 girls come..had a lot of fun and to end the evening Amanda sang Breath of Heaven which was awesome!!

Andrea and I spent half of the day cooking..not kidding..i was glad she was willing to help me so I didn't have to do it on my own!! This is her putting the final touches on her jello..she bought peach jello instead of orange, but it worked and still tasted great!!Rachel (she did our center pieces) and Suzanne (washed all of our to love her for that) Anna, Mary, Kristin and Kalie..some more cuties in our branch!!

Then we had a Regional Progressive Dinner..which included all of the singles in Blackfoot. It was very interesting jumping from stake center to stake center..hey we did eventually get our food..hey when its free you can't complain!!

This is Bob and David...Their mad because they want to go and get their desert, but they have to hear the speaker first!!

Kalie, Andrea and me making my typical face!!
I have one more this week and hopefully it will end with a little dodge ball!!

PS..Thank you to Jeff, Jana, Angela, and Kylee for getting me those recipes..

Friday, December 5, 2008

Thanksgiving.....My favorite Holiday,,,

This year I spent Thanksgiving at my sister Angela's house, she hosted it for the first time and she did a Fabulous job. Thanks to Gage (nephew) he allowed me to be his roommate I ever had. Here is a crazy picture story board of my Thanksgiving trip...

Who needs toys when you have a box big enough for two...They are the cutest!!

I was able to visit an old friend of mine..I ran into Lisa at target in April and it had been about 10 years since I had seen her. Last time I saw her was at her wedding reception, she now has 3 kids and an OK husband...totally kidding Mike..We both lived at campus plaza (the projects) at the same time. It was great to sit and talk with her and look at old pictures..Thanks for Dinner!!I was able to crash at Brookes for a night. I've known Brooke for 11 crazy..glad we are still friends. Love her to death. Kyah and Gage thought it was Halloween..Pretty sure they wore them off and on the whole time I was there. I took up Racquetball while in Utah. My sister Kylee (blond) plays all the time and is pretty good. Angela and I went with her to play 3 times. I want to keep playing so I can get better. I actually went with the McNeels in my ward in Blackfoot on Thursday morning...hopefully I will be able to play I can improve my skills!! Wednesday night Jeff's family came so Angela could take family pictures and so they could run in the earn you turkey race. Grace and Kyah all snuggled up and ready for a sleepover too bad it didn't last too long, pretty sure they slept in different rooms...AW little girls!! This is the Nieces and Nephews before the big race. They all did Awesome!! Such little running studs!!Me and Cuz Shelby on Thanksgiving! Rachie, Jesse, Kylee and Shelby waiting to inhale some Thanksgiving day food!! Me and Cuz Rachie
Angela taking a well deserved rest after Thanksgiving..checking out the ads and planning her attack for Black Friday. It was very successful we were able to get everything she wanted. This is Gage and Jesse (Rachie's boy toy) playing bowling on the wii...Gage totally beat Jesse!! Ha Ha (it was Jesse's first time ever playing)
I was able to go and visit some of my girls from camp who are now graduated and some married. I absolutely love these girls and was so glad to check up on them!!
This is Mel she just got married on Oct. 31!! I was able to go and see her place and meet her husband..he is super nice..she couldn't have picked a better guy!! Congrats you Crazy love birds. This is Shaylin..she just graduated and her move to Utah was last minute..It was great to see her and her boy toy who totally looks like Tiger Woods!! This is Sharsti..she also just graduated and is going to BYU!! I was able to walk Gage to school in the morning and pick him up in the afternoon. Kyah would ride her bike along side of us..this would be a picture of her with her helmet on backwards..OK I put it on backwards..Kyah words to me "Silly MiMi" The to end the trip this precious little girl came!! My cousin Brandon and wife Amber had a beautiful Girl Hallie Noelle!! She is just a doll and her two older sisters just love her to death and so do I!! Glad I was able to see her!!


No Flashback Friday...the picture I was going to use was my bookmark in a book I was reading, Well I took it back to the library today and forgot the picture was in it...hopefully I will be able to recover it tomorrow....Am I the only lame one who does this kind of stuff!! Good Gravy!!