Sunday, November 30, 2008

My Sister's Keeper

My sister Shauna has been telling me that I HAVE to read this book, My Sister's Keeper. I'm actually suprised she hasn't blogged about it yet.She's obsessed with this author now, Jodi Picoult. So I rushed through The DaVinci Code which I was already reading so that I could read it. I'm not finished with it yet, but its one of the best books i've EVER read. But I promise you wont survive it without a box of kleenex.

I highly recommend it though... Go get it :)

Or the movie is coming out sometime in the near future for all of you that would rather just watch the movie. Either way

"I Yam what I yam..."

I love love love Thanksgiving. This year we did Thanksgiving with the Boyds and we're doing Christmas with the Wrights... We figured splitting it up that way and switching every year would be the easiest way since our families aren't both here in the valley.
We went to St. George where my grandparents live. Its beautiful there, but a lot smaller than I remember. Theres no way we were going to ask someone to watch the dogs for us on Thanksgiving weekend, so we did what we had to do... took them :) I know, we've already heard the comments like "thats what kennels are for" and "Board them..." But i've heard too many stories about dogs getting sick and its pretty expensive. So we had a full ride. Zoey and Blue took turns sitting between me and Shauna and sittin on my feet... we were so cramped. But we survived. And JD was thrilled about having 2 dogs in his truck that he loves so much. ( seriously Jd, let us know if we need to come by with a lint roller...)

Grandma Patsy made yams that we're still talking about days later... THEY WERE AWESOME. We're huge candied yams fans, its my favorite part of the meal. And dinner wouldn't be complete without my dad proclaiming "I yam what I yam..." He thinks he's so funny :)Its always fun to get the whole family together. Telling stories, playing games, watching movies, eating. Good times :)On Friday we went to the Mountain Meadow Massacre site which was pretty cool. Look up the story, its pretty interesting. Then the girls watched Twilight :) It was my 2nd time, and i loved it even more.


Mix together:

6 med yams boiled and mashed

1 stick real butter

2 eggs

1 1/2 c sugar

1 tsp vanilla

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp cinn.
1 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. flour
1/2 stick soft butter
1/2 c chopped pecans

Bake at 350 for 1 hour. cover with Marshmellows the last little while that they're in the oven :)

Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving!!!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Halloween fun with the Fam

I know my blogs have been a little mixed up... but i'm going back to Halloween :)
We spent it at Matt's parent's house handin out candy and trick or treating with the nieces and nephews. Their costumes... were awesome. Made me wish i was young enough to go door to door again...
Zach-Shadow Ninja, sounds dangerous huh
Ally-Sleeping Beauty/Unicorn which was the sweetest costume ever
Kolby-Na na na na BATMAN
Lexie-The cutest spider i've ever seen
Mom made us all some bomb chili and we hung out in the driveway checkin out the neighborhood costumes... good times :D

London Bridges here we come

Our lease on our apartment is up in March so of course we've been talking about what the heck we're going to do... *sigh* One day we want to stay here, the next we want to move across town, the next we want to move out of state. So I saw this quiz on Brittney's blog... I figured I would just let it decide FOR us!!!

You Belong in London

A little old fashioned, and a little modern.

A little traditional, and a little bit punk rock.

A unique soul like you needs a city that offers everything.

No wonder you and London will get along so well.

So come visit if you get a chance!
I better go tell Matty ;)

A couple of weeks ago we hung out with Ben and Sarah. And somehow they were talked into eating Korean food with us. We had a blast, our waitress Mickie (i think) was so funny. She kept flirting with the boys and laughed at everything they had to say. They had a good time with it, they made her belive Matt and I were bro and sis and same for Ben and Sarah. And i think she had a little crush on Matt. She practically melted when he started speaking Korean.
Anyways, dinner was great, and Ben and Sarah are awesome. I'm so glad Matty has such a fun family :)

Sunday, November 2, 2008


We had our Halloween party last night and it was such a blast!
Kristin is an amazing cook and we all got to enjoy her soup out of a pumpkin, cheese fondu, tamales... and so much more. She's quite the little party planner. All I can really take credit for is the scarecrow cookies that were "too cute to eat" ( I get it guys...i wont bake anymore), and the eyeball deviled eggs that apparently still had shell peices on every one. Thank you Matt for taking the blame for it last night. I'm glad nobody was hurt. I was peeling in a hurry... wont happen again.

Everyone's costumes were awesome. We had everyone from Johnny and June to UFC fighters to just plain freaky lookin guys...we think it was Daniel T... :S Matt was Ricky Bobby from Taladega Nights and I was his wife Carly. Although some of the night Matty looked more like Joe Dirt... he liked the wig.

We played a little game of Mofia, which got a little outta hand. We thought Tinkerbell was gonna kick a UFC fighter's booty and we should have known with the Stevenson brothers and Matt in the same room things were gonna get a little out of hand...

My sister Ali (Tinkerbell) dominated the boys in apple bobbing, i'm so proud.
And yes of course we dressed up the dogs... Blue was a pimp, Zoey was a princess and My sister's English Bulldog was a cow. I'm sure they had a blast too :)