Dec 28, 2011

Our Happy Holidays

I can't believe Christmas came and went so super fast! But it sure was fun!  Here's some highlights from our Splendid Season!

We made Gingerbread Houses to kick-off the holidays!  We went to my sister's house for a yummy dinner and then got out the hoards of candy for the houses!

...And on to the jolly holiday itself!  Since our church was at 9:00am, we opened our presents to each other after church.  But we did have a bit of time to peek in our stockings before heading off to church. 

After church ... on to presents!  My favorite tradition of ours is 'Love Letters in the Tree'.  That's always the first thing we open on Christmas morning.  It's nice to talk about our love for each other, the past year and our hopes and dreams for the future together.  A perfect way to start the day!

Brandon spoiled me rotten!  He got me a gorgeous ring!  It's a white gold with a sapphire and 3 diamonds on each side.  I LOVE IT!!!!  I got Brandon a bunch of BYU stuff, some DVD's and games! 

We went to my mom and dad's house later for lunch and more presents!  It was so fun!  
So sleepy after a fun-filled day

My parents got us a beautiful picture of our Temple; a picture that I have been drooling over for almost a year!  

All-in-all ... everything was perfect!  Time with those we love, giving fun gifts and remembering our precious gift from Heavenly Father!
Hope your holidays were the best!

Dec 9, 2011

The Happiest Place on Earth!!!

A couple of weeks ago, Rachael went to
Disneyland with her family!!!

Brandon wasn't able to go, that poor boy! But it was so much fun! The weather was perfect, no waiting in lines, time with family -- the only bummer was missing Brandon terribly, but being in Disneyland helped make up for it!

Heres' some of my favorite pics of the trip:
Ready to go in on the first day!
My mom, my nephew, and me
Waiting for Toy Story Mania ride
Me and my sis in front of the HUGE Christmas tree
Best CornDogs in the world!
A wonderful trip! 
Can't wait to go back!