Thursday, November 27, 2008


On Thanksgiving Day, we went to Adam and Janae's. It was such a beautiful set up! Janae used all of her beautiful china and even had some for the kids!

Check it out! Name tags and everything! Beautiful!

Even a super cute centerpiece!

I got to make pies this year seven in all... I thought they turned out awesome, so I just had to share! :)

Chocolate Cream & Banana Cream

Chocolate Pecan

AppleAs we began to eat, Janae tells us that the bottom plastic plates are just chargers, so don't eat on them. Jonathan just thought that he'd use the biggest plate. Yeah, good job Jonathan!After dinner, Sarah played with the kids. She came up with this costume...Nice!Caleb and Janae ran a 5K in the morning. Their ward sponsored it and had tons of shirts left over. So naturally, we all got one!
Since there were so many shirts, the kids decided to wear ALL of them! I think they all had like 25 shirts on each!!!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

So, we got to celebrate Thanksgiving twice this year! We had a family dinner with my mom on the Sunday before Thanksgiving. We went out to Sarah & Matt's house out in BFE. It was super fun to hang out with the fam and eat lots of stuff. Here are a couple of pictures from that day...For some reason, I didn't take pictures of everyone, but this is what I came out with albeit a little random!
Lilah was so cute playing with the dogs. If I counted correctly, they have THIRTEEN dogs right now. There are four that they always have and there were nine babies! This pic is of two of the babies (one of which, Kronk, that can climb and jump over the gate!) and Abbie is the big one that's cut off in the pic.
Just randomness...Adam and Janae...oh and David had to get in too.
Jonathan & Ali being goofy.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Twilight Opening

A friend of mine, Liz, knew this girl that rented out an entire theater for the opening night of Twilight. Sarah, Matt, Jenn, Michelle, Jenny, Alice, and I all got tickets to attend. The girl that rented the theater ended up making a ton of gift bags for everyone as they got there...way too much work if you ask me...but we all enjoyed it! The little bags had vampire teeth, a Cullen necklace, and blood suckers (they were really regular suckers with a blood type on them...clever). Along with the gift bags, there were tons of prizes that they drew names for, so that was cool too.
The movie was awesome! I know that some people were disappointed because of lack of character development, there were things left out, and cheesiness. I have to say though, if you read the book, you don't need tons of character development, so I thought there was enough. Hello people, how are you going to have a movie from a book and fit EVERY little thing in it? There just isn't enough time. Also, the cheesiness? Um, it's a VAMPIRE movie. Nuf said.
I absolutely loved it, so maybe I'm a nerd. I don't really care though because I have now seen it twice and I'll probably continue to see it.
I really thought I'd be annoyed by the guy that played Edward, but he grew on me and he was great!
Anyway, I totally recommend it!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Into The Woods...

About a year ago or so, my old roommate, Jenny gave me a gift card to Hale Center Theater. I finally got around to using it. It took a while, but it was worth it! Sarah, Michelle, and I saw Into The Woods, which I had never seen and didn't really know what it was going to be about. It had all kinds of fairytale characters and it was kind of about a quest that a baker and his wife went on in the woods. Pretty entertaining. A friend of mine played Cinderella's Mother and Sleeping Beauty, so it was fun to see her in it and she did an awesome job! The guy that played Jack from Jack and the Beanstalk ended up being played by a friend of Michelle's so that was a fun surprise.
Anyway, the play was really good and we had a fun girls night out!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Happy Birthday, Michelle!!!

Monday is Michelle's (my roommate) birthday. We went out to celebrate at Iggy's on Saturday. Happy birthday, Michelle! Here are some pics from Saturday...

Michelle and her bday treat

Kim, Todd, Curt, Camille
Camille, Box, Me
Michelle, Katie, Steve

Friday, November 14, 2008

New Hair!!!

So, I got my hair done this morning and I LOVE IT!!!! It's totally different from what I've EVER had!
Before...(taken on 11/8 - me bday)
After...(taken today!)

Hangin' out.

Steph, Angela, and I went out to lunch this afternoon. We celebrated Angela's birthday which is tomorrow. We all had a lot of fun, as always!!! Hey, Ang...Happy Birthday! I still think we should've had them sing to you!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Jenny's Shower

We threw a lingerie bridal shower for Jenny tonight. We all had a lot of fun and completely embarassed Jenny!!! Congrats, Lady!
We played a question game and for any answers that Jenny gave that didn't match Alan's, she had to eat a piece of gum (bubble yum, of course). The funny thing was that Jenny HATES gum! Here is a pic of her eating it but she's gagging at the same time...I decided not to put the pictures of the actual gifts, but there were some pretty fun things. This is her opening one of the gifts...
We didn't get very many pictures of the people that came, so these will have to suffice. Thanks for coming everyone! We had a lot of fun!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Happy Birthday, Ruby!

Today was Ruby's birthday! I went to Adam and Janae's house and got to spend Ruby's birthday with them. Mom and Mike came over to bring Ruby her gift...Lots of Tinkerbell stuff...super cute. We had dinner and then some cake and ice cream. She got some cute gifts and had a great birthday. Isn't she the cuteset?!?! Happy Birthday, Ruby!!! Love you!!!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

The Birthday Continues...

First of all, thank you so much for all the birthday wishes!!! Second, there were a few comments asking how the pumpkin pecan cheesecake was. It was awesome!!! I think they have it until Thanksgiving, so hurry and go get some, it's totally worth the calories!!!

So, on Saturday, my actual birthday, I decided to sleep in as long as possible. I went to bed the night before at like two o'clock the night before. So, that should mean I would sleep until at least ten and maybe even 11. Yeah right! I was wide awake at 8:30. Lame!!! Anyway, I met Stephanie and Michelle (aka Bailey) at Bajio for lunch and then headed out for a shopping spree. Steph just got a new job (congrats, by the way!) and I'm looking for a new job so of course we needed new clothes! We spent way too much money, but got some fun things. It's a good thing we don't work together because we got almost all the same stuff.

Later that evening, I went to dinner at Paradise Bakery (yummy!) with my roomies and a couple others. Here are some pics from that night.
Thanks everyone for a great birthday!!!

Steph & Karen

Jenny and her fiance, Alan (hey, only two and a half more weeks guys!)

Michelle & I

Me, Kira, & Steph

Friday, November 7, 2008

Happy Birthday, Me!

Camille and I usually take each other out to lunch or dinner for our birthdays. (Mine is on the eighth) So, this year we continued the tradition. We headed to The Cheesecake Factory and had an awesome dinner and of course, some cheesecake. YUMMY!!! Of course, she had to tell our server that it was my birthday. I hate when they sing to me, but Camille said she loves to see me all uncomfortable. After dinner, we went and saw the movie Forever Strong. It was a really good movie. It's one of those 'feel good' movies about a messed up kid that gets involved in a sports team and realizes the error of his ways. I guess Camille's friend's husband was the director so we showed our support! We both really liked it and definately recommend it!

Camille and I sharing some Pumpkin Pecan Cheesecake
Me and our server

Camille loves Cheesecake!

My birthday sundae AND cheesecake?!?!?