Friday, January 22, 2016

November and December 2015

We had a good Thanksgiving this year with Grandma Barber and a few uncles and aunts and Jason's dad and Laura.  We went black Friday shopping and had a good visit. We went hom
In and Out Burger's

The light show at Kearns, or the line to get in

Gabby, Colin, Mom and Rafa in the van

temple square

Salt Lake LDS Temple

Mountains from BYU

Me and Jason watching the BYU Football game

Marriott Center Jumbotron

e and worked for a few weeks and on December 18th we traveled to Utah for Christmas vacation. Jason and I landed in Denver and found out our plane was delayed by a little bit which worked out well.  We had time to eat lunch calmly but the airplane arrival boards were mixed up and they had our plane at another gate. Luckily we got it corrected.  We rented a car and to find out they gave us a car that actually turned out to be a small van. It was interesting.  

We got to Utah and went to In and Out burger with my mom and sister and my brother in law Colin. It was so good to see family again and eat a good burger.  Jason and I drove down to Provo Utah to go to a BYU basketball game. It was nice to be back in the Marriott center and see it again. The improvements were nice.  We got engaged there so it was nice to be back. Sadly mom was not feeling well and the four of us kids went to the Forgotten Carols which is a great musical at Christmas. It was nice to feel the Christmas spirit and be reminded of the Savior.  Sunday we went to church and had dinner with my sister at her house and visited Jason's aunt and uncle.  Monday we got our hair cut from our great stylist Krystal. The four of us kids went to the Utah Jazz game on Monday were we beat the Suns.  It was a fun game but cold. 

As a family we all crammed into our little van and got Chinese food and went to see the light show at Kearns Olympic Oval.  It was fun and neat to watch.  It was fun to have us all in the same car. Poor Gabby and Colin were stuffed in the back.  Christmas Eve we had a nice meal with our family friend Rafa and read the scripture story.  Christmas Day we woke up to 4 inches of snow and made the crazy drive to Payson where my sister lives. The roads were not cleaned off well so some people were struggling.  We brought our peach french toast casserole for Christmas morning and had ham, funeral potatoes, jello, rolls and aspargus for dinner. It was great. We had a fire going and enjoyed time together and enjoyed our presents to one another. We also went to see the new Star Wars movie which we all loved. The day after Christmas we went to Tucanos with the family and enjoyed all the great food.  We also visited with another uncle, saw Temple square, visited with my best friend Katie. We had a great time in Utah.  We had an early flight home but had no issues and got home safely.

It is always nice to be with family and friends. I enjoy going back to Utah and I must say I enjoyed seeing the  mountains again.

October 2015

I love the fall and all the beauty of the leaves and colors of the trees.  I spent a lot of October at home resting and recovering from surgery.  On October 19 I turned the big 30.  It was kinda surreal to know that I finally hit the 30's.  I don't pass as a 30 year old a lot. I get carded a few times for things and it makes me laugh. Luckily, I have a great husband and family that made it a great day. I was at home resting and my mom sent me my BYU jacket,gift cards, and a sweet card. My sister sent me a gift card and a funny card.  Jason took me to The Cheesecake Factory and I got my fish and chips and a  white chocolate raspberry truffle cheesecake. It was so delicious. I also got the Luke Bryan cd and flowers and  was still a little tired from surgery we came home and relaxed. It was a great day and I am going to do my best to enjoy being the 30. Hopefully this year will be a good year.

October 23rd and 24th---I had a good friend drop me off at metro to ride into Union station to catch the Amtrak train to Richmond, Virginia. I was going down there to meet my mother in law and go to Time out for Women. It is a women's conference and it is always so uplifting. On my metro ride some guy asked me to help him with his metro fare card. He was Hispanic so we talked and he had never been on metro before. So we were going to almost the same place so he stayed with me and it was a little awkward. He was nice and respectful though so all turned out well. My train was running late and Jason surprised me because he got out of his meeting early and beat me to Richmond. We went to time out for women and it was great. I always enjoy our time there.

October 26th---I returned to work today after 2 months of being at home. It was nice to see all my kids and co workers again. It was a little rough at first because I was still tired. It was nice to get to normal life again. My kids always make me laugh and are sweet.