Tuesday, December 16, 2008


To all of you who are better at blogging than I am (ahem, all of you), answer me this: how do I get my friends/family's blogs to show when they last posted? I would love to do that so I know when you have new posts so I can read them! Thanks my favorite people :)

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Getting Excited!!

So I just got off the phone with my mom, talking about our Disney trip over Christmas, and just had to share with the world. For those of you who don't know, my family is going to Disney World (in Florida) for Christmas and I'm SO excited. One, because it's one of my favorite places EVER, Two, because Justin has never been there, Three, because I get to be there for Justin's first DisneyWorld experience, and Four, DW is one of my family's favorite things to do together, and I'm utterly thrilled to do so one last time before life gets crazy.

For those of you west-coasters who have never been to DW, let me assure you, it's no DisneyLand. No offense, I've been to DL twice and LOVED both times - there's something wrong if you can't love Disney. And while DL is definitely the happiest place on earth, DW is somehow the happiestest place on earth. I think it's b/c it's just bigger, better, all of the greatness of DL and then some. Example: the castles.

Sleeping Beauty's castle is GORGEOUS. It's every girl's dream. I love it. But would I rather live there, or in Cinderella's Castle:

I picked these pictures because they both have people in front of them, so you get an accurate idea of how they compare to each other. Seriously, which one is bigger, better, more Disney? That's what I thought. Note as well that the Cinderella one is taken MUCH farther back than Sleeping Beauty's, which only means that it's bigger yet! This is but a fraction of all the glorious wonder and excitement that lies in store for us over Christmas Break, and I canNOT wait for it!!!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008


Erin and I just got back late Sunday night from a very long and very fun trip to Missouri to visit my family for Thanksgiving. Aubrey, Blair, Ryan, Erin and I all rented a van Tuesday night and drove the 21 hours out to Willard Missouri. Molly and Reese flew out and met us. It seemed the drive out wasn't too bad, however the drive back was. The weather through Cheyenne was looking sketchy so we went through Oklahoma, Amarillo (Texas), down to Albuquerque- which has some pretty sketchy people at the McDonald's there, p.s.- then up through Moab and back to Salt Lake. It took about 23 hours. Of course I am a retard and live in Logan so I still had another hour and a half to drive. The drive was definitely exhausting but it was worth it. We had a lot of fun.

Neither of us brought our cameras, I'm not sure why, but we didn't :( Hopefully Ryan and Molly will send us some of their pics and we'll get those up asap. While we were there we did as much as we could in the little time we had.

Thursday was spent cooking and eating of course and we did a lot of both.

Friday some of the fam got up early and went Christmas shopping and apparently got some great deals. Later that day we all went to Lambert's Cafe. It is one of the funnest restaurants ever. We always go when we are back there. Their motto is "Come hungry, leave happy." So their portions are HUGE as you can see in some of these pics from my phone. The ribs were the length of Erin's arm and that thing in front of Reese is a chef salad that is absurd how big it is. They have fresh rolls all day and a kid walks around with a cart and if you want one you raise your hand and he throws it too you. It is pretty fun unless you catch a really hot one and burn yourself or try too hard to catch it and crush it in your hand. We all had a blast!

The rest of Friday was spent lounging and watching family videos where we enjoyed laughing at ourselves (especially our dad) and playing games. Technically the girls won our little guys vs girls pictionary/charades battle, but I am still skeptical cause we were slaughtering them at pictionary and some how the score was closer than I thought it should be... oh well.

Saturday we went to Bass Pro Shop, the King of sporting goods store. If you think Cabela's is big you really need to check this place out. It was so fun to just walk around and drool over all they had. After that we went to Andy's frozen custard, which is hard to describe - it is just really really good ice crea. I guess technically it is custard? After that we ate took some naps and hit the road. The drive was long and the trip was short but it was great to spend time with family and all have Thanksgiving together, especially since it had been seven years since we've all been together for Thanksgiving.