Thursday, December 30, 2010


2010 Best List:
1. We got to see Bryan Adams in concert.
2. We planted grass and had a part of our lot that actually looked like a yard. It was a piece of heaven!
3. We got to spend lots of time kayaking.
4. My little brother got engaged to his soul mate. This makes us beyond happy!
5. We got to spend lots of time with both of our families.
6. We built our garage and have a warm place for our car this winter. We will never take it for granted again.
7. We brought home a stray cat who perfectly completed our furry family members. We love Albus!!
8. We spent our birthdays rocking out to some of our favorite bands.
9. We made our house into a home.
10. We got to spend Thanksgiving with some very special family in California.
11. Our business continues to grow and we couldn't be happier doing it.
12. We got to spend lots of time with friends making awesome memories.
13. We fell even deeper in love.
14. We grew closer to God and grew in our excitement to learn more about him.
Cheers to 2010 and here is wishing all of you the best year yet in 2011!!!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

The Advent Calendar

My Grandma made every holiday extra special for us and I have so many amazing memories with her. As my hubby will tell you, I miss her every single day and especially during the holidays. One special tradition was her advent calendar that she made herself, including typing out all of the little cards for everyday that explain how the ornaments relate to our lives as Christians. It means so much to me that I now have this treasured piece of our tradition in my home. We think of Grandma Frances everytime we place an ornament on the tree. And I dream about the day that my children will light up with excitement when we take out the calendar for Christmas!

Christmas Traditions

I have always loved the Christmas Season. It is my favorite time of year and holds a very special place in my heart. I have so many great memories of the holidays. My parents and my Grandma Frances especially made holidays extra special for us. I am thankful for all of the traditions and memories they made with me that I cherish.
Growing up my mom would always make wrapping paper, Christmas cards, and gift tags with us using stamps. This is one tradition I really love and was excited to do again this year. My parents were here for the weekend and we had a great time making wrapping paper, sitting by the fire, and just spending time together.
Here are some pictures of our fun times and wrapping paper.

We hope you are enjoying this Christmas season and enjoying old traditions or making new traditions with the ones you love!!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Thanksgiving California Style

This year we were blessed to be able to travel to California for Thanksgiving with some of Max's side of the family. We got to spend the holiday with the Krug, Swisher, and Chao families and it was the best week. We had some interesting weather and experiences on the drive out that we will never forget and were glad to make it there safe on Tuesday evening. 
We spent the week hanging out, eating delicious food, wearing our awsome matching pjs, seeing Folsom and Sacaramento, exploring a train museum, checking out an apple orchard and christmas tree farm, and even had a family punt, pass, and kick competition. They all made us feel right at home and it was definitely hard to say goodbye on Sunday.
Here are some highlights from our awsome trip!
Fun at the Duck Pond
Rocking the aprons on Thanksgiving!
Another delicious dinner prepared by Aunt Debbie.
Have you ever seen anything cuter??
Punt, Pass, & Kick
Christmas Tree Farm
Folsom Prison