Sunday, November 20, 2011


Just some stuff on my mind....
  • Christmas decor is already up in our house, and I love it. Twinkling fairy lights, bright & cheery ornaments, and my pretty nativity make me happy. [pictures and post soon to come]
  • Derek & I are having our "first" Thanksgiving alone. Yep. This means I will be cooking.
  • Okay, okay. I'm not cooking everything. Boston Market is providing the turkey, Pillsbury is helping the rolls, and good old Marie Calendar is doing the pie. This leaves me with stuffing, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, fresh green beans, & maybe a jello salad the man has requested.
  • It's in the 60's & 50's at night and Derek is still requesting that the A/C be on. He is a polar bear and needs an ice cave to live in.
  • Derek is doing rounds at the hospital Thursday-Sunday morning. We might go visit and see some of his patients later in the day since they might be alone over the holiday. Kinda makes me sad :(
  • We found some really fun things to do over the long weekend! I don't know who is more excited about Zoo lights, a picnic in the park, seeing a movie, and Christmas shopping.
  • My sissy is presenting a case in front of a "moot court" [a "fake" court of judges and lawyers] and is helping represent BYU-Idaho. She is one of four students in the whole school! We are super proud!
  • Aside from our regular DVR shows [New Girl, Raising Hope, Always Sunny, Modern Family], I have added The Chew & Ellen- Obsessed? Yes. Ashamed? Heck no.
  • My baby brother [and by "baby" I mean 16-year-old, 6'4, football star] was moved up to Varsity last week. His team is in the semi-finals and hoping to get far so they can play in Qualcomm Stadium. Needless to say, Dad is beaming ear to ear.
  • Our daily "Thankful" board is getting full with great things. Yesterday was carpet. Today was machines of all kind- washing, drying, vacuuming. Basically, thankful I was born in 1988 rather then 1888.
What are you looking forward to this week? Family? Friends? Food?
Happy Thanksgiving!


  1. i love ellen. Seriously.. it makes my day :)

  2. I love it! I'm so pumped to put Christmas up. We have the same clock. I think we like Target too much ;)

  3. Love your decorations! Sorry you guys had a change of plans for the holiday, but it sounds like you are making the best of it! Let me know what you think of zoo lights. We are heading to them in December. Hope you guys have a great one!

  4. derek and brad both. brad would sleep outside on his deck on his mission in denmark during the winter. insane. and i'm openly admitting that one of the greatest joys in my life is modern family!

  5. LOVE your decorations!! I can't wait to put mine up! And we are having Thanksgiving at my grandma's but the whole meal will be catered... haha! My sweet grandma is too old to do it herself and she doesn't want us to have to cook after traveling!

    p.s. the recipe for my wingers chicken is linked the the word: Wingers. Check it out... SO easy and SO yummy!

  6. Your tree is gorgeous! And I'm so jealous you have it up already... I have to wait till after thanksgiving, so you can imagine I'm quite impatient:)

  7. awwww!
    i loved reading this!
    that is so super cool about your sissy! way2go sister!!!!!

  8. who could ever be ashamed of Ellen. I'm pretty much obsessed with her! Dream to go to one of her shows some day!
    xo TJ