Friday, November 28, 2008

Sweet car video

So Kandis has been really good at posting, and seeing that I have never actually posted I thought I might as well try it. I used to have a car just like the one in this video, and since my current car is not at all a sports car... videos like this help me remember the good old sounds. I'm kind of a car nut for those of you who may not know...

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Friday, November 21, 2008

Christmas Survey

1) Wrapping paper or gift bags?
Kandis - wrapping paper
Derek - gift bags
2) Real tree or artificial?
Kandis - Real! All the way!
Derek - Fake. Real trees are a kind of a pain to put up and clean up after.
3) When do you put up the tree?
Kandis - The day after Thanksgiving
Derek - Whenever Kandis tells me to.
4) When do you take the tree down?
Kandis - Once with my roommates we left it up until March and redecorated the tree for Valentine’s and St. Patty’s day.
Derek - Whenever Kandis tells me too (which apparently will be sometime in March)…
5) Do you like eggnog?
Kandis - Eew
Derek - Oh yeah!
6) Favorite gift received as a child?
Kandis - My Troll Doll
Derek - I think I’m going to have to go with a mountain bike.
7) Hardest person to buy for?
Kandis - My sister
Derek - My Dad
8) Easiest person to buy for?
Kandis - Anyone who tells me what to get them.
Derek - I like that answer, ditto.
9) Do you have a nativity scene?
Kandis - Not yet
Derek - Guess not
10) Mail or e-mail Christmas cards?
Kandis - I’ve never sent out Christmas cards before but my goal is to do it this year.
Derek - Looks like it’s time to buy an envelope licker thing.
11) Worst Christmas gift you ever received?
Kandis - Underwear that I had to unwrap in front of my brothers.
Derek - I can’t really think of anything.
12) Favorite Christmas movie?
Kandis - “Elf”
Derek - “It’s a Wonderful Life”
13) When do you start shopping for Christmas?
Kandis - Beginning to mid December
Derek - Don’t know if I want to admit this, but I have often found myself at the store on Christmas Eve day…
14) Have you ever recycled a Christmas present?
Kandis - Only white elephants
Derek - Not that I can remember
15) Favorite thing to eat at Christmas?
Kandis - More Turkey! It’s been a whole month since Thanksgiving.
Derek - I really like ham
16) Lights on the tree?
Kandis - Who doesn’t put lights on their tree
Derek - Yep. Light it up!
17) Favorite Christmas song?
Kandis - Silent Night
Derek - Any Finnish Christmas songs
18) Travel at Christmas or stay home?
Kandis - Home
Derek - Home
19) Can you name all of Santa's Reindeer?
Kandis - Heck yes!
Derek - Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen, and of course the most famous reindeer of all… Rudolph.
Kandis - You forgot Olive… Olive the other reindeer
20) Angel on the tree top or a star?
Kandis - Star. The Angels are usually creepy looking.
Derek - Star
21) Open the presents Christmas Eve or Christmas Morning?
Kandis - Christmas everything. I love this time of year
Derek - Peek on Christmas Eve and open them for real on Christmas day
22) Most annoying thing about Christmastime?
Kandis - Grumpy shoppers. Can anyone tell that I have worked retail at Christmas time before?
Derek - Spending money.
23) Favorite ornament/theme colors?
Kandis - Red and Green of course!
Derek - Red and green
24) Favorite for Christmas dinner?
Kandis - More turkey
Derek - More ham
25) What do you want for Christmas this year?
Kandis - My two front teeth
Derek - Snow, lots of it.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


So I was just sitting here checking my email and my brother sent me a message on facebook inviting me to some anti-red week event (in honor of the Utah vs. BYU game Saturday)  blah!  But ironically being me I was sitting here in my Utah sweatshirt with my Utah pajama pants on dressed in all red!  So we took a picture-it was funny to me!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Well its been a few weeks since we've posted-really boring weeks so there wasn't much to brag about.  I did get a new position at work-I'm now the assistant manager at my branch of the credit union-that was a big step for me but I'm loving it thus far.  Halloween was fun, we actually got to sport costumes at work.  I took complete advantage of not being forced to wear nylons (which yes I really do have to everyday)  I was a swimmer and wore my swim cap, goggles, swimsuit (under warmups)  and yes FLIPFLOPS!  Those of you who know me know I would wear flipflops every single day if I could so this was quite a fun day at work for me.  Derek dressed as a very professional AFCU employee-something about people not taking you too serious when you do  loan for them while wearing tights and dressed like superman.  We stayed home and had a cozy movie night and expected a few trick-or-treaters but our doorbell only rang once, so of course we ate all the candy ourselves-yummy!
If anyone is interested I am holding out my $30 photo opportunity through the end of the year.  I work all week but am available on Saturdays (and at the Credit Union we get the silly holidays all off to)so check out the photo blog ( and let me know if you are interested!