Monday, December 29, 2008

fun in the snow!

on saturday we went sledding with my family. it was so much fun. everyone got a little crazy on the tubes! it was a little cold but we still had a great time! thank you mom and dad for a fun weekend!

Friday, December 26, 2008

our first christmas!

we had a very merry christmas! it was a busy but fun day!
we started the day off waking up at seven and opening up our christmas from each other. santa spoiled me rotten!!! connie and george came over and watched us open our presents! kars got me a cricut! i love it. i love him! i gave kars a muzzle loader!
than we went over to connie and georges and opened up presents there! santa once again spoiled me rotten! i got a sewing machine! im very excited to learn! kars got lots and lots of much needed shoes. work boots. church shoes. awesome flip flop shoes. thank you connie and george!
after that we headed up to pooper and papa's (kars grandma and grandpa!) and ate an awesome brunch and opened up presents. i was stuffed!
after we made the drive up to alpine! luckly the roads were not too bad! my mom and dad gave us a wheat grinder, food storage, a camp chef, and a dutch oven. we are so excited to finally have a start on food storage! its not something kars and i cant really spend money on so we are so so thankful for it! im excited to try my wheat grinder out! thank you mom and dad!

showing kars how happy i was with my present!

kars with his gun!

connie and george watching us open our presents!

my nephew Mac. isnt he the cutest little boy!

my mom and dad gave us all these nerf gun things. we got into a battle! it was fun. this is my little neice jadi shooting hers!

in the middle of the battle!

kars in his battle attire!

my brother in his battle attire.

kars again. isnt he so cute!

mac again. he loves motorcycles and is obsessed with them! so my parents got him a bike that looks like one. he loved it and wore his helmet everywhere.

me and brielle.

ellie again! she is so cute. kaydee made her a little christmas tutu!

opening up presents at grandma reds.

ellie in her new car.

all the girl cousins (minus ky ky and kaydee) in our matching pj's grandma red gave us!

our new beanies!

the stockings connie made! they are so cute!

playing the Wii and aunt cassie and uncle mikes house. it got a little serious!

all in all it was a great day! we surely did have a very merry first christmas. we are so thankful to have such wonderful families! we couldn't be more blessed! we hope you guys all had a very merry christmas too!!!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

its beginning to look a lot like christmas!

kar's and i put up our christmas tree two weeks ago and im finally posting a picture of it! i wish i could have my christmas tree up all year! kars says our house looks like a forest but i dont care! i love this time of year. i love everything about it.

i hope you all have a merry christmas!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

viva las vegas!

this past week we packed up and headed down to Vegas for the national finals rodeo! it was a rootin tootin good time!

we went with a bunch of kars buddies and had a really good time. we love rodeos and this is by far one of the best. (the ute stampede is a close second!!!) we were able to go twice which was awesome and the other nights we watched it from the casino. we did alot of shopping (yippie!) and alot of eating (yahoo!)

one night we were shopping and we ran into a rather nice gentleman. he told us he had four tickets on the fifth row that he would sell us for face value. we were excited and decided to make a plan to meet up with him before the rodeo. when we got there we went into this room and waited with him for an hour before we got the tickets. when we were leaving we found out who he was. his name is dean oliver. he is an 8th time world champion for tie down roping. he is a big deal in the rodeo world. he was so nice and it was fun to be able to sit so close!

Dean Oliver back in his day!

this is the second night we were at the rodeo!

a little bit of the action!

team roping!

all the cowboys and cowgirls with there state flag.

jj. kars. tate.

my idol reba was there singing! i love reba!

kar made us bananna pancakes one morning.
the first one got a little too done and our condo
filled with smoke! they were great though!

tate. amy. me. kars. jj. susan. riley. jimmy.

kars and i

this is our seats the first night... way up high!

eating at the one and only cheesecake factory!
jimmy. kars.