December 26, 2008


My cat Asia and my other cat Honey. I miss these two...I am always happier when I'm around them!

December 25, 2008

Christmas Day

View outside my bedroom window Christmas morning. Need I say more?

December 24, 2008

Meeting Andrew

Isn't my nephew Andrew the cutest? He is SUCH a good baby! He is totally content just chillin, not doing anything! Amazing!

I got to babysit the kids for a few hours the other night. They were so good, even told me when it was time for them to go to bed! Andrew fell asleep in my arms too, cute thing!

Andrew and Izabella passed out at Grandma's house on Christmas Eve. They were pretty worn out after all the running around during the day.

December 23, 2008

The Southern Route

So, due to the HUGE storms that came through the more northern part of Utah, we decided to drive south to the Fisher's place in order to avoid bad weather. We stayed there for the weekend to have time to play with the kids.

Mom even got to drive the porsche around! Even though I don't think she got above 25 miles an hour. Pretty boring.

My hot sister on her bike.

While we were there, dad installed a cat door! This is us 'helping' him with it!

December 16, 2008

Two Years

Two years ago today was the first time I went through the temple. It was wonderful having all of my endowed siblings in the temple with me as well as my parents, old YW leaders and my friend, Karlie. I can't believe it has already been two years when it seems like that was just yesterday.

I love being able to have interviews for recommend renewals. Our leaders are so inspired and I love to hear what kinds of insights they have to share with me.
I am grateful for the blessings of the temple in my life. From being born in the covenant to faithful parents, to baptisms for the dead, to doing a session and someday to be sealed for time and all eternity. The temple has always been a place of comfort, learning and growth.

December 15, 2008


My first roommate came out to visit for the weekend, so we had the opportunity to have a little reunion with Shauna! It was so fun to get together and just chat. It really felt like we were back in college again, chillin in T12! We chatted lots about babies, since both of them are having little boys. Shauna is due any minute and Karlie is due in March. I love these girls!

December 8, 2008

Green Christmas

I'll be home in less than two weeks for my GREEN Christmas! Don't get me wrong, a white Christmas is beautiful, but nothing beats the green rollings hills of northern California to celebrate the wonder of Christmas in!

I have always been in love with the seasons when Petaluma is that brilliant green. I love it. I spent most of my youth crawling around in the tall, green grass in the fields surrounding my house, pretending to be some sort of an explorer.

Anytime I am home, I spend hours driving around the back roads of Petaluma just taking in my fill of the green hills. BEAUTIFUL. Most of the time I even end up at the beach to enjoy the waves as well.

Back when our chapel was being remodeled, we drove up to Sebastopol to go to church. We always took the back roads. That drive was always so beautiful, especially when the fields were full of those beautiful yellow flowers.
I can't wait to go home!