Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Happy Birthday Honey Buns!

I have the most amazing husband and today is his birthday! A day to spoil, smooch, and pour out love for him all day long! Derek you are the greatest and are perfect for me! I love how you...
always make me laugh,
love to hang out with me no matter what I'm doing,
spoil me with kisses,
think you are hilarious (you are funny, but you get an extra big kick out of yourself sometimes)
tuck me into bed each night,
are a worthy priesthood holder,
can be OCD at times,
help me around the house,
are always so warm, you are a great personal heater,
think and tell me how pretty I am (even with the extra pounds as of late)
let me park under the carport so I don't have to scrape my windows,
always take the trash out for me,
love to snuggle,
how you tell me you love me each day,
listen to me complain and vent if needed,
want to spend as much time with me as possible,
how you think going to bed is boring cause we aren't talking (though a girl needs her beauty sleep)
how excited you get when it snows,
how you always try to keep me warm,
are always willing to go on photo shoots with me,
how you don't whine about watching my chic flics with me,
And the list goes on and on! You really are the greatest and I hope you know just how much I love you! Happy Birthday Derek!

Friday, December 11, 2009

So I've kind of been in a rut lately. A scrooge like rut.

It all started when I wanted to put the Christmas tree up Thanksgiving night! I was super excited and feeling all the holiday cheer, I love Christmas time. BUT the tree wasn't at our house, we had forgotten that we stored it at my mother-in-laws. No worries right? She was coming down the next night to go to dinner and could bring it down with her, and she did.

So Sunday night we finally go it up and then went to get the decoration box...MISSING! I can't find my Christmas decorations anywhere! We checked Derek's Mom's again and opened each and every box in our entire house looking for them. Some time-probably during the move-they dissappeared! We didn't have a lot but did have the cutest stockings ever and some sweet ornaments that I'm way bummed about. We went to the store and bought some cheep basics to decorate with, but even those have sat on the floor and still aren't hung. So 2 weeks left til Christmas and I still have a bare tree sitting in living room and not a hint of Christmas anywhere else in the house.

GOAL-This weekend I am going to get them up and see if that doesn't help me feel more "Christmas-y"

On a higher note, we have gotten the chance to go to multiple Christmas events that help me forget about the missing decorations (at least until I'm back home with a bare tree.)

For my birthday Derek took me to the Utah Symphony concert. It was so nice to get all dolled up and have a night on the town. We ate at the Garden in the JSMB on temple square and enjoyed the beauty of the Christmas lights below. Then we headed to Abravenal Hall to the concert. It was Handel's Messiah, as a sing along. Now we don't have the music so we sang the songs we knew and sat back to enjoy the sounds of the symphony for the rest. It was a beautifully magical night. Thanks Honey!

Then our dear friends Samantha and Steve invited us to join them for The Forgotten Carols. I had heard the songs but never seen the entire production. It was great! Michael McClane was quite entertaining. Always nice to have a reminder of the true spirit of Christmas. Thanks Wayments!

We also got to go be in the conference center to see the First Presidency Christmas Devotional. What a magnificent production they put on. So many people piling into that building and beautiful Christmas trees and decorations everywhere. My brother and his girlfriend joined us for the evening. Always an honor to be the same building as a Prophet of God.

Maybe I'll make my Christmas cookies this weekend and continue the festivities...

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Merry Christmas!

You'll have to ignore the the "Taylorsville Branch" Derek made this for his work, he's pretty funny like that! Thought I'd share cause I thought it was hilarious! Don't forget to use your best broken english.