Sunday, December 14, 2008

The True Meaning of Christmas

I recieved this email from a friend and thougth that I would post it. It just bring CHRISTmas back into prospective and helped me remember through all the gift buying, Christmas parties, decorations, the planning, the goodies etc. That there is a much more meaningful part to Christmas.....the reason why we have Christmas. Hope you enjoy! XOXO

With 2 weeks before Christmas REMEMBER:

Jesus is more important than Santa

Santa lives at the North Pole.

JESUS is everywhere.

Santa rides in a sleigh

JESUS rides on the wind and walks on the water.

Santa comes but once a year

JESUS is an ever present help.

Santa fills your stockings with goodies

JESUS supplies all your needs.

Santa comes down your chimney uninvited

JESUS stands at your door and knocks.. and then enters your heart.

You have to stand in line to see Santa

JESUS is as close as the mention of His name.

Santa lets you sit on his lap

JESUS lets you rest in His arms.

Santa doesn't know your name, all he can say is "Hi little boy or girl, What's your name?"

JESUS knew our name before we did. Not only does He know our name, He knows our address too. He knows our history and future and He even knows how many hairs are on our heads.

Santa has a belly like a bowl full of jelly

JESUS has a heart full of love.

All Santa can offer is HO HO HO

JESUS offers health, help and hope.

Santa says "You better not cry"

JESUS says "Cast all your cares on me for I care for you.

Santa's little helpers make toys

JESUS makes new life, mends wounded hearts, repairs broken homes and builds mansions.

Santa may make you chuckle but

JESUS gives you joy that is your strength.

While Santa puts gifts under your tree

JESUS became our gift and died on the tree.

It's obvious there is really no comparison.

We need to remember WHO Christmas is all about.

We need to put Christ back in Christmas.

Jesus is still the reason for the season.

May the Lord Bless and Watch over you and your loved ones this Christmas 2008

And may He prosper and bless the work of your hands in the New Year.

May God bless you all

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Happy Birthday........To ME!

My Birthday was on December 7, and I am posting this post not to wish myself a happy birthday but to brag a little bit about my husband and HOW AMAZING he is! For quite sometime now he kept telling me that we were just going to have a nice relaxing day, breakfast, movie, dinner, and have my family come over for cake and icecream. That sounded way nice to me so I was excited for some time with him and some relaxation time! Well the day started just as he said it would we went to breakfast and then started to head the the "Layton Movie". As we were driving he told me to open my card and the first present. The card told me exactly what we were doing! Breakfast, movie, and then we are heading up to Park City to stay the night in a Suite and go to dinner at Ruth's Chris(my all time FAVORITE Steakhouse). Of cour me being the girly girly I am was thinking what about clothes, shoes, makeup etc. etc. He had taken care of it all and had packed for me! He did an amazing job! He even had called my work and scheduled the time off for me! So after him telling me he had taken care of everything off we went! We saw the movie Four Christmases! It was super good and very funny! Then we headed up to Park City. We went into old town and went to the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory and got some YUMMY goodies then went back to the room(which was absolutely amazing) to get ready for dinner! Dinner was AMAZING! MMMM! Seriously if you guys haven't been there you need to go! The steak melts in your mouth, the garlic mashed potatoes are to die for and the sweet potato casserole is HEAVENLY! MMMmmm! It is pretty pricey but well worth it! Then when we got back to the room we lounged in the hot tub in our room, and he gave me a massage! Yes I am going to massage school but my sweet husband had packed up my massage table and gave me one! He is REALLY good! I seriously have the best husband! He is always trying to find ways to suprise me and spoil me and he does an excellent job!
Here are a few pics....I forgot to take the camera with us more! Oops!

ThAnKsGiViNg WiTh ThE gRoFtS!

For Thanksgiving this year we packed up and headed out to Curtis' families property in Junction, UT. We had a lot of fun being with his family that we don't get to see alot and eating so much yummy food! We also enjoyed riding our 4Wheelers, and cutting down our own Christmas Tree. Here are some pictures we took while we were there. There are alot of scenery pictures....sorry I just love to take them! Hope everyone had a GREAT Thanksgiving and is gearing up for Christmas! XOXO

Monday, November 10, 2008

HaPpY HaPpY BiRtHdAy To My BeSt FrIeNd!

Happy Birthday BeAnA! I can't believe this is Birthday #2 without you here. It really is not fair. There is not a day that goes by that I don't think about you. There are so many times I just want to pick up the phone and call you.....but then remember that I can't. I know your happy where you are and I can't wait to see you! Happy 23rd Birthday Beana! I love you! If tears could build a stairway and memories could build a lane
We would walk right up to Heaven and bring you back again.
No farewell words were spoken no time to say goodbye.
You were gone before we knew it and only God knows why.
Our hearts still ache in sadness and secret tears will flow.
What it meant to lose you no one will ever know.
But know we know you want us to mourn for you no more.
To remember all the happy time life still has much in store.
Since you'll never be forgotten we pledge to you today.
A hallowed place within our hearts is where you'll always stay.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


Last night My two sweet grandmas, my aunt, my mom and me went to the play Aida at the Washington Terrace Playhouse. I saw this play for the first time about three weeks ago with my friend adrienne and her granddaughter Kindsey and loved it so much I wanted to go back so we turned it into a girls night out! We went to dinner at Iggys and then to the play. If you want to see an amazing play with amazing talent in it you have got to go see this one! It is so good, I love plays and this one is a Love Story so it made it even better! They stop doing this play November 14 so get in and see it! And if you go CALL ME I would go again!

Fun Lunch With a GrEaT Friend....Body Worlds....Spouse Club....and MoRe GOLF!

On October 17, my great friend Lindsey was in town for a short little break away from school so we were able to meet up and go to lunch! Her Birthday was on October 21 so we were able to celebrate her birthday to! It was so fun catching up with her and hearing all of her fun stories! I love this girl! Her and I get each other so well. Throughout growing up we always had this crazy connection with each other. We can just get each other so well its sometimes creepy!:-D We have gone through a lot together and through it all we are still best friends and I cannot wait for the many years to come! We ate lunch at Peletons! YUM! If you have not been there you really need to go there! It is right by the Ogden bridge sign and the river. It has a great atmosphere and best of all you can sit outside on their patio and enjoy the river and scenery. After lunch we went and visited our best friend Jana. It is really hard when we get together because it just feels like she should be with us. Instead, we go visit her and feel her spirit. We both loved her more than anything in the world and miss her everyday....but we know she is very happy where she is! WE LOVE YOU BEANA! Earlier that day I had gone to the body worlds exhibit with my Massage school! Talk about amazing! The human body is absolutely incredible! It was a neat experience to go to this once...I dont think I could do it again but it was a very good one time thing! Here is a pic of Ali, her mom, and Me.

Then after all of this we had our October spouse club activity!(VERY BUSY DAY!) This activity was a activity that invovled all the Kiddos that belong to the Avis/Thrifty crew! We had a pumpkin carve. We had a good turnout and had a great time! Here are a few pics of that activity.

Then we decided to end this week with a group of us going golfing! It was a great way to end a VERY BUSY, but fun, week! Here are a few pics of all of us out golfing!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

OnE mOnTh LaTeR!

Really I am horrible at this whole blogging thing:-D I posted exactly 1 month ago! I am just going to throw on here the pictures that have been taken and update you on what has happened over the last month!

*Two weeks ago we had our Annual Girls trip to Park City! We rent a condo and stay the night. Well this year we decided that one night was just not enough so we stayed for 2 nights! It was so much fun! We shopped, ate, and had a lot of fun! Here are the pics from our fun little getaway!

With my massage school we have to do some off sight events, well me and my FaVoRiTe PeRsOn, Ali, signed up for an event up and McKay Dee for a chair massage event! It was alot of fun! The first picture is of John, he was the teacher on duty:-D And then of course me and Ali!

Curtis and I went down to Vegas for a good family friends pictures of the but on our way home we stopped in Fillmore and went golfing! I must say I did really when I say really good, I mean really good for me and basically HORRIBLE for others! It was the best golf game I have ever played and after that I could see why people actually LIKE GOLF! I had a blast! My husband is seriously just amazing at golf and he has been a good support and teacher! Here are some pics of our day out on the course! IT WAS BEAUTIFUL!On October 1, it was my amazing friend Deannas Birthday! Nicole, Amber, and I suprised her by taking her out to dinner and the comedy club! I only two pictures the first one is of her as we showed up at her door, and the second one we are at Roosters for dinner! Then the next day her husband threw her a party at Sparetime Family Fun Center, and we all went bowling! It was very fun to help celebrate her birthday I love her to death! And to finish of my of my baby!:-D Yes I am a weirdo pet owner! She got groomed and looked so pretty so I took some pictures of her! Ahh I love her! She is just to cute!

They put this super cute orange bow on her! She looked so stinkin cute!