Saturday, October 31, 2009

Charades & Caramel Apples

Last night the Barnes came into town and everyone went to my parents house for a little Halloween party. We had yummy green chile/taco soup, played Halloween charades, got caught up on each other's lives, and ate way too many caramel apples. It was a fun night!

My grandma acting out a headless horseman. Haha!

My grandpa being a Zombie. He is the best at this game! JK

My mom made homemade caramel apples. Dipped in caramel, white chocolate and then rolled in cinnamon sugar. They taste just as good as the ones at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. Sooooo Yummy!

My cousins Tanner, Ashley & Mitch

Shawn & Me

Me & Ash pigging out on the apples

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

New Favorite Show

Shawn and I have recently discovered Thanks to my good friend Katie. If you haven't checked it out you need to. It's incredible. You can watch full episodes of your favorite shows with only brief advertisement interruptions. Anyways, we have found the best show ever. . . "Modern Family". It is hilarious. I'm not lying when I say that it's better than "The Office". It is only in its first season so hurry and start watching it! It's on Wednesday nights on ABC 9/8c and is only 30 min. You will not be disappointed. I promise. If you are disappointed, well, I don't know why I know you anyways. (:

Watch it and let me know what you think!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

3 posts in 1

Dinner at the Westra's
I know I post often about these kids. . . but I can't help it. They are so dang cute! My uncle Todd and his wife Sharolyn had us over for Sunday dinner yesterday. Shawn and I had been looking forward to it for a while. When we walked in the door Emily & Charity greeted us with hugs and LOTS of cute little stories.

We had to get their snake out. HER name is Camo. She is about 3 1/2 feet long. Emily & Charity had fun chasing Gramma Joy around the house with her. Gramma hates snakes apparently. I never knew that about her!

Shawn with Dallin Charity & Emily. Emily is the one holding the snake. She is only 3! She has the cutest little raspy voice.

Ashley with baby Justin. He has gotten SO big. He is still the cutest baby boy around!

Charity had fun doing Shawns hair. When she grows up she is going to be a "Hair doer/malastic person" (malastic sounds like elastic, like a hair elastic, get it? ). I was unaware but according to Charity I'm not a grown up and I am younger than Ashley because I'm shorter. I had to just laugh and tell her that she would probably be taller than me soon too. Oh and she was surprised to find out that I can drive. . . and that I have a drivers license. Too cute

This is a little video of Dallin performing for us. I don't know if it will come up. It's making me frustrated.

We had a very fun Sunday with the Westras. When we are with their kids we always leave wanting kids sooner than later. We should probably stop seeing them. . . jk (:


Fall is my favorite season. It is so gorgeous. The colors, snow topped mountains, the cooler weather . . . LOVE IT. I would be happy with having 7 months of fall. Shawn's favorite season is summer. LAME.

I took this picture of Shawn's boys playing last weekend. It was the best day for soccer. It wasn't windy at all, it was pleasantly warm and most importantly they won. I don't think you can see in this picture just how pretty the fall colors are here in Utah. Just take my word for it.


Girls Night Out

Every year Gardener Village does a "Witches Night Out". HUNDREDS and hundreds of women come out all dressed up in their witch costumes. Lots of dancing & shopping. Around the whole Village they have these cute little fake witches all done up doing different things. This year I went with my mom, Mick, Stacey & Preslie.

My mom and me with a witch

me, my mom, stacey, mick & preslie

cute witch flying on her broomstick

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Birthday Celebrations

I'm adding on to my earlier post. . . (my birthday lasts for a long time)
Friday the 9th we celebrated my birthday with Shawn's family. Stacey made 3 different kinds of soup and we had them in bread bowls. I LOVE her famous clam chowder. It is so good. I suck at making clam chowder, just ask Shawn. We had fun just hanging out. Our good friends Rey & Emily came over for dinner & hung out with us too. Everyone spoiled me(:

Uncle Shawn & Preslie

The Blymiller Fam

Pays & Me

Ray & Em

I LOVE birthdays . . . especially mine. Every year I think to myself "hmmm maybe this year will be the year where I grow up and realize that the world doesn't stop for my birthday". Uh maybe next year? I haven't grown up. . . obviously. I am now 23. yay! I feel like I have been waiting my whole life to turn 23. It's still young but just old enough not to be considered really young. Its a nice odd number. . . I love being 23 (:

My Birthday week started on Sunday. . . I like to call it my "Sunday Birthday". My mom always makes us whatever we want for our sunday birthday. . . and our favorite dessert. Its always a nice relaxing day. I always look forward to it. My gma and gpa came to spend the evening with us too. This year I asked for roast with carrots, mashed potatoes and gravy, and ceasar's salad. YUMMY my mom is the best cook!

My family at the dinner table. . .

I love my husband, he is hot!

Spenc & my Gpa

Shawn was throwing Maggie up. . . like you do with little kids. My Gma was not loving it. She told him he better not do that to her grandkids in the future. . . I had to correct her that it would be her GREAT grandkids! hehe

Time to open presents!

My parents got me a great corning set. I have no idea why its called corning. hmmm but i'm super excited. I didn't get anything like this for our wedding and I have been wanting it for a while. I'm excited to try it out!

My mom makes my ice cream cake. It is SO good. She had 3 layers. Mint hotfudge, chocolate mixed with cinnamon (my fav) crushed oreos and cake batter. Oh it was so good, and is still good. I have had a slice every day since sunday!

Now for my REAL birthday. I had the day off from work, and Shawn stayed home from school. He surprised me with a couple's massage in the morning. It was so nice! Then we went home and got ready for the day. . . and then went shopping. I didn't find anything at the mall. . . but don't worry. Nordstrom Rack did not fail me. Wow I can't believe how much I love that store. I was informed today about a Nordstrom credit card. I won't even let myself think about that. I can just imagine how horribly amazing that would be. . . . .

After shopping we went to see "Whip it". It was pretty cute. We went to Sushi after. It was sooo yummy! I love sushi!!!

Maggie & Me. She didn't get me a present. . .