Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Last Post of 2008

Where did this year go??? We went out to eat with Jeff's family earlier this evening (the same people as in the Ruby River post a few posts below this one). We ate at the Olive Garden. It was good, but I got full!
Tonight, some extended family will be going to Jeff's uncle and aunt's house. It's a nice, big house. It even has a home theater with stadium seating (3 rows of couches) and a big screen with a projector to watch movies. I think I've only watched 1 or 2 movies on that screen.

Anyway, Happy New Year 2009!!!

Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas Kitty and Christmas Doggy

This is our cat soon after we opened our gifts ....

This is Jeff's parents' dog Pugsy (see 2 posts below this one of him in a Santa suit) ....

STILL Snowing ....


This was yesterday when we were leaving to go somewhere (Jeff's grandparents, I think). I'm glad we were kept safe in our travels to his grandparents and both sides of our immediate family.

(Oh yeah, our condo is on the 2nd floor)

Pugsy the Santa

Jeff parents have a cute house dog named Pugsy. We went over to his parents' house for a yummy turkey dinner on Christmas Eve, and Jeff's sister, Lori, dressed Pugsy up in a Santa suit (complete with a hood). It was cute. :-)

Monday, December 22, 2008

Snow... Please Stop!

Please stop already!! I'm sick of the snow and driving/walking in it. I hate being cold. Below are a couple pictures I took after I got home from work. I got home right after Jeff did (after I got gas). I couldn't get my car over the foot of snow in the parking spot to the left of the vehicle you see below. Jeff tried to park my car, but ended up spinning my tires (hence the darker snow right above our balcony railing). So he took this spot (he was gone getting gas in his car at the time I took these pictures) ....

And my car got to be in a covered spot, as you see in the picture below (we take turns taking the covered spot, and this week was Jeff's turn). Click on picture to make it bigger and you'll see it's still snowing ....

Sunday, December 21, 2008

New Favorite Candy

These things are SOOOO yummy! They're Candy Cane Hershey's Kisses. I've never had them... until night before last. Jeff got a few from his co-worker where he works. He's not a huge fan of mint or peppermint, so I get to eat them and they are SOOOO good! I think they're my new favorite candy. :-)

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Ruby River with Jeff's family

Last night we went to Ruby River to celebrate Jeff's mom's birthday which was the day before. Here's a picture of his family while we were waiting to be seated ....
Left to right is his mom, his dad, his brother Jason, and his sisters Lori and Katie. It was a fun evening.

We also put up our Christmas tree yesterday (finally!). Yes, we're such slackers! We're hoping to get a nicer-looking one sometime in the future, but this one was on sale the day after Thanksgiving a couple years ago and it's our 1st one as a married couple ....

We also put on our balcony railing some lights we recently bought. Makes it feel more like Christmas!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

My Work Christmas Party (Backstage Library Works)

I actually remembered the camera at my work party last night. It was at the Wilkinson Center at BYU. We had some good food with a talent show from a few co-workers. Not as fancy schmancy as Jeff's work party, but it was nice. Here are a few pictures ....

Ryan and Rebecca (Rebecca's birthday is today... Happy Birthday, Rebecca!)

John and Melissa

Jeff and I (don't mind my looking really tired since I didn't get much sleep the night before and I have a cold)

The yummy food

Friday, December 12, 2008

Jeff's Work Christmas Party (WingateWeb)

Yesterday was Jeff's work Christmas party. We left early to stop at Shane Co. in Salt Lake to get my ring cleaned. It was long overdue for a cleaning! About halfway there, I realized I forgot the camera! So you'll have to settle for a picture I got off Google Image Search of the outside of the hotel where the party was at. It's called The Grand America Hotel ....

Can I just say fancy schmancy? It was business casual dress, so I wore a blouse and some black slacks. We went into a little room where they had very fancy appetizers (shrimps, sushi, fruit and veggie plates, etc.), plus soft drinks and eggnog. It looked so fancy (even the dishes!) that I didn't want to eat any of it, haha. Through the room with the appetizers, we went into a bigger room (the ballroom, I'm guessing?) with several tables and chairs. For dinner we had rolls, then a little fancy salad surrounded by a couple slices of cucumber (I don't like cucumber), then a main dish of a small piece of steak, small piece of chicken, mashed potatoes and a couple veggies on the side, then a very rich dessert with a raspberry sauce and chocolate sauce to dip it in (complete with 3 real raspberries). I couldn't eat all of the dessert 'cause it was so rich! Talk about fancy schmancy! We watched a video done by someone at his work of new hires within the past year being interviewed a little bit... Jeff was one of them since he started there last February. Then they gave out some awards, then prizes, then it was time to go. We didn't get home till almost 10:00 p.m. last night, so I'm a little tired (which doesn't help my cold).

Tonight is my work Christmas party (I'm hoping I'll remember the camera)! I'll post about it tomorrow.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Change of Plans

In my previous post (below), I said we have a Ward Christmas Party on Saturday. I've made, copied, and cut the flyers for it (and will help pass them around tomorrow) and will go help set up for about half an hour in the late afternoon. But then that evening, we'll be celebrating Jeff's mom's birthday at Ruby River. I think her birthday is actually tomorrow, but some of the family (us and one of Jeff's sisters, I think) can't do it that evening. It's fun to spend time with family!

Tonight is Jeff's work party and Friday is my work party. We'll try to remember to take our new camera to both and see if we can get any pictures, so I can have some to put on here. :-)

Monday, December 8, 2008

A Plethora of Christmas Parties Coming Up

That's a cool word... plethora. Anyway, Jeff and I have a few Christmas parties coming up this weekend. It may not be a 'plethora' amount, but it seems like a lot because we will be going to a party 3 days in a row. Thursday evening is Jeff's work party (up in Salt Lake, I think), Friday evening is my work party (at the Wilkinson Center at BYU), and Saturday evening is our Ward Christmas party (which I get to help get ready and clean up afterwards since I'm part of the activities committee). Should be fun!

What's not so fun is I think I'm coming down with another cold! :-( I just had one a few weeks ago! Time to get more sleep and eat more oranges (since we still have a few left in our refrigerator)!

Monday, December 1, 2008

"New Month" Resolution

Who needs New Year Resolutions when "New Month" Resolutions are so much easier to stick to? :-) Today is Dec. 1 and my "New Month" Resolution is exercise every day (except Sunday) and eat healthier all month... in fact, I'm even doing this until Jan. 18, the day we leave for our cruise. I've been able to lose 25 lbs. since earlier this year (I gained over 30 since we got married), but in the past couple months I had the flu one weekend and a cold last week and I was also lazy, so I really wasn't exercising and I gained 5 lbs. back. :-( We'll see what results come from my "New Month" Resolution. I'm getting very excited to go on our Mexican Riviera Cruise! It'll be so fun!

On a completely different subject, I'm VERY happy with the lower gas prices. Over the summer they were over $4/gallon and from a quarter tank of gas, it cost over $40 to fill up my car. I got gas today and it only cost $19.50 (from a quarter tank). Very nice! :-) Let's hope it stays that way for a while!