Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas Time

This year for Christmas, Paul and I spent Christmas at home in Arizona because of me being 38 weeks pregnant and all. We did have my mom come out and spend Christmas with us and that is a lot of fun. Here are some things we did before Christmas.

Getting ready to decorate a gingerbread house.
Every year we always decorate cookies. This year was funny because my mom was trying something different with the frosting, but it didn't really work out. She would decorate a cookie and it didn't turn out right, so she would scrape the frosting off the cookie and start all over again. She probably did this to at least 10 cookies. It was funny to watch her.Everyone needs to go to the Mesa, Arizona Temple lights during Christmas. These light were amazing. We went on Christmas Eve and I have never seen so many people at the temple before. So if you are ever in Arizona during Christmas, you need to go see the Mesa Temple Lights. Here are some pictures, but the pictures don't show just how amazing it was.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008


This year for Thanksgiving, was the first Thanksgiving that Paul and I didn't spend it with family. We would have gone to Southern Cali to see Paul's family, but I didn't want to drive 5 hours being 34 weeks pregnant. So we decided to have our first Thanksgiving by ourselves and the first Thanksgiving that I actually cooked everything. I made my first pies ever which were pumpkin and apple which were pretty good. I also made homemade rolls. i had the pies and the rolls done a couple of days before Thanksgiving which made things very nice. On Wednesday afternoon, I got I phone call from my mom saying that she was coming up to Arizona to spend Thanksgiving with us. Her plans changed for Thanksgiving and she realized she wanted to spend Thanksgiving with at least one of her kids, so she drove all the way up here. I was happy to see her and she got to help me with thanksgiving dinner which was very nice. So I guess we didn't have Thanksgiving by ourselves and I guess I had some help with the cooking, but at least now I feel confident that I could cook Thanksgiving if I had to.

Paul and I got up early and did the after day Thanksgiving shopping. We got up at 3 in the morning to go to babies r us because we wanted a rocker that was 50% off. We didn't know how crazy it was going to be because I have never done a baby store before. I have done target and that is crazy. We realized that we did not have to get there until at least 4:30, but we were the first ones in the store and we got our rocker and other things. Then we picked up my mom and did some other stores. Even though we were very tired, it was still a lot of fun.This year, we did my family tradition. We got our Christmas tree the day after Thanksgiving. Ever since I can remember my family has gone and cut down a tree the day after Thanksgiving and I told Paul that I want to continue that tradition. We didn't cut down a tree this year because it is expensive to do, but at least we got our tree after Thanksgiving and it was also our first real Christmas tree.

I had a great Thanksgiving this year. I loved having my mom come up and spend time with us. Thank you mom for all the cooking, cleaning, and helping you did. Thank you Paul for getting up so early with me and waiting outside of babies r us for about 2 hours while I sat in the car. And next Thanksgiving we will have our little boy with us. I can't wait!