Thursday, December 30, 2010

Christmas Vacation

Fun Memories
  • Cramming Joanie and Adell into our car on the way to St. George. They had the pleasure of their own personal cubicles for many hours. Lucky girls! I was an emotional wreck most of the way because of our old car.
  • Shopping and cooking with my mom. You know your mom loves you when...she knows that your husband has already got you a chocolate orange, but still gets you one at the store because she doesn't have heart to say no.
  • Talking with my sisters and hearing their laughs.
  • Seeing the raging waters of the Virgin River almost flood St. George again.
  • Being reassured by a beautiful gigantic rainbow that God is still keeping his promise.
  • Our annual Christmas party-ornament exchange, games (I was nominated to be one of the Santa Clauses because apparently I already sport the jolly belly) and lots of delicious treats! I loved seeing family and getting to visit with my cousin Abby. I have a picture of us, but I looked ghastly so I opted not to post it!
  • Watching movies
  • Christmas dinner and program at Bianca and Derek's house. The house and tables were decorated beautifully! My amazing sister-in-law should have been featured in Better Homes and Gardens! Check out her website for some wonderful ideas and sense of humor!
  • Dancing after the Christmas program.
  • Watching my husband have the time of his life cleaning up his parents backyard, driving a back hoe, and cruising around in the dump truck with Ben Wharton (the only person I know who enjoys working in the yard with Cody.)
  • Christmas morning with excited kids. Playing with nieces and nephews.
  • Talking to my brother who is in Japan and will be home in two months!
  • Chocolate orange and other fun gifts.
  • Ham
  • Dutch blitz



Monday, December 13, 2010


Cody and I love being able to spend time together. There is something in us that realizes that our time together is going to be very limited very soon.

Cody is volunteering at one of the vet clinics here. He says there is a lot of variety and, of course, he likes working with the larger animals. He has been thinking about specializing in equine medicine. He is also the vice president of the pre-vet society. The society is small, but because he has been faithful about getting involved he got elected even before he has taken a class! haa.

I have been working on my lesson plans, schedules, and syllabus. I have enjoyed the preparation and look forward to teaching.

We have also been able to take a birthing class in Idaho Falls. We really enjoyed the class and learned a lot. We have six more classes to learn. The other group members are great people and the teacher is a great lady with a lot to share. We also watched a very enlightening documentary called, The Business of Being Born. If you are pregnant or ever will be, it is very eye-opening.

We have had the chance to have friends and family over for dinner in the past few weeks. We have enjoyed having people we know and love around. I love having my sister so close. This is the first time in a long time that I have had an immediate family member live so near! It is great.

We are enjoying our new ward. We meet new people every time we go to church and the activities and there are great people here.

We get to go to St. George and Alamo for Christmas. We are very excited because we were not sure if we would be able to.

I hope everyone has a lovely holiday season!

Merry Christmas!
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