Saturday, January 15, 2011

Sweet 6

Oh Happy Day!

The Mr. and I are celebrating 6 happy years today.

Best 6 years of my life.


Here's to forever.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Christmas Moments 2010

Chris and I drove 30 hours in less than two days to ensure that we would be home for Christmas. We just couldn't imagine a Christmas without family, friends, or snow. So we gave ourselves two weeks. Two weeks to make our Christmas a winter vacation others only dream about.

To get into the holiday spirit we sang Christmas songs on the drive up and I must say we mastered "Baby It's Cold Outside", we reminisced about Christmas' from our pasts, enjoyed tons of Christmas goodies, snuggled up close while we watched all of our favorite Christmas movies, fought the crowds to do some last minute Christmas shopping, I wrapped a lot of presents and topped each one with pretty little bows, and last we kept with our Christmas tradition of looking at the little amount of Christmas lights that Pocatello and Chubbuck had to offer on Christmas Eve.

Christmas Day was perfect like always. Chris and I let the trip itself be our gift to each other, but Christmas morning we were both shocked to see that Santa remembered us and that he somehow knew where to find us. So we just had a quite little family stocking opening of our own in the guest room we were staying in. Once again we got spoiled.

Chris and I showing off some of the presents that Santa brought.

One of the things I love most about Santa is that he is always up for a good laugh. Take fruit cake for example. I see it in the store every year and every year I turn to Chris and ask "who would actually buy that and eat it?" Well Santa must have heard me because guess who got a nice little brick of fruit cake in her stocking on Christmas morning...............

This girl did.

And it did not go to waste. It was taken to my Mom's where everyone including my Grandma and Aunts tried it. It was absolutely disgusting. Seriously, it tasted worse than it looked and it looked horrible. But the reactions of everyone and the expressions on their faces was priceless. Thanks Santa!!

Even Twinkee and Marlo had some fun opening their gifts too. No Santa didn't bring Marlo a bag, sadly she just preferred it.

We all worked up quite an appetite from all the present opening but luckily we didn't have to wait long because next thing we knew it was time for our Christmas dinner at my Grandma's followed by our traditional Christmas BINGO. Family, food, and BINGO.......... Life is good.

Showing off our Christmas spirit with our Christmas sweaters.

Next up........... More eating and family visiting at Chris' Grandma's house. We had one more stop after that and that was at my Mom's for our gift exchange there and a few rounds of games. By the time the day is over we are exhausted but we wouldn't trade it for anything.

The rest of our vacation went as follows: Hung out with friends, poker nights, went to movies, sledding with the nieces and nephews (SO MUCH FUN!!), Chris went on his yearly snowboard trip with friends, said Goodbye! to 2010 and Hello! to 2011 with some of our best friends, and visited with our families as much as we could.

Our trip went by much too fast and before we knew it it was time to pack up and head back to Alabama. But our Holiday Season was exactly what we expected it to be.......... 2 weeks full of fun, family, and friends.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Family Cruise

From November 28, 2010 to December 5, 2010 Chris and I were aboard the Carnival Valor

with 28 of my loved ones.

This ship took us to 4 beautiful destinations.

First up...........
The Grand Cayman.

We did nothing but snorkel all day. Pure happiness.

We then spent a fun shopping day in Cozumel, Mexico.

My sexy Senor Burrup

and his sassy Senorita.

Next up on the itinerary was a day in Belize. Unfortunately there was a huge storm so it rained out our excursion. Boo :(

But no worries. The next day presented us with bright blue skies and sun.

Just perfect for a day on a catamaran

and snorkeling in Roatan, Honduras.

And when we weren't off the ship exploring, we could be found

soaking up the sun on deck,

playing BINGO and card games,

enjoying all the delicious food,

hanging out on our balcony and enjoying sunsets,

and trying to squeeze in as much time as possible with our family.

We had the best time ever and we owe it all to these two.

My mom and stepdad.

Thank you both so much. It was the best family vacation ever! Love you guys!