Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Downton

In my opinion, there's nothing better than a good BBC production.
And one of its newest shows is not a disappointment.



This show has been consuming my life for the last week.
I LOVE it.
Every storyline is so intriguing.
Oh.my.gosh.
Start watching it tonight.
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Friday, January 6, 2012

You were good to me, 2011

Honestly, where did 2011 go?

Top 5 moments from 2011 (places visited):


Denny & Nichole {Megan's brother-in-law and sister} hosted a fabulous party.


A New Year's Eve celebration wouldn't be complete without some fireworks and lanterns.
 
Michael came and partied with Megs and me for a bit.
 Denny asked if preschoolers made our lantern.
Who cares what it looks like?  It floated high into the starry sky.



Well, here's to 2012!!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Have a Holly, Jolly Christmas {Break}

Arizona never disappoints for the holidays.

Our landing into Sky Harbor was a little rough.  The pilot went down to land and then immediately jerked up because another plane was hanging out on the landing strip.  My stomach felt a little unsettled the rest of the day, but I'm grateful for an observant pilot.
 Christmas Eve: pizza, sugar cookies, Christmas carols, and Luke II {Its new name is The Nativity. I used to watch it every day as a little preschooler by choice.  My mom says it was like my morning devotional.  Now, it reminds me of my time spent in Jerusalem}.




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We watched Jimmer's debut in the NBA.  When my mom saw him dribbling the ball, she said, "Oh, look at Jimmer with the ball telling everyone else what to do!!"  Our response, "Well, he is the point guard."

I finished piecing the top of my Christmas quilt.  Finally.  It only took a year to complete.  Now on to the quilter's house...
 Grant and Ava were cracking me up as they ate their lunch outside.  Cute and funny kids.


 Lunch at Costco.  My mother informed us that this is a new tradition: to meet my dad for lunch one day during any holiday break.

 We played games EVERY. NIGHT.  Rebekah found a new love with Tripoley {and poker}; her expression is ALL natural--no posing needed.  We won't tell her that nearest casino is only 25 minutes from our house.  
I think this is going to be my next quilt.
 Megs was nice to let me come over and see her niece and nephew {Savannah and Colston} visiting from Texas.  {They were all ready to hop into the hot tub.  Colston wouldn't stop asking if the water was warm enough yet.}  
My mom and Rebekah decided to whip up a Kate Middleton look-alike dress.  Think Project Runway.
 How did they do?
 A lot of naps were had over the break.  My dad always has the best bed head.
 We were always cooking/baking up something.
 This picture makes me laugh.

Well, I hope you enjoyed your Christmastime, too!!