Tuesday, December 9, 2008

I'm Baaack...

finally! I can't believe we've been home for a week and I still haven't posted but we've been busy catching up to real life. We went back to Utah for a nice long Thanksgiving break and had a great time! Both of our families are there, about 30 minutes apart and we were able to spend a lot of great time with both of them. A few highlights were...

*Seeing Twilight opening night
*Enjoying the play at West Jordan High that my brother built the set for
*"bUTEifying Ryan's parents house for the big game...go Utes!!
*Meeting up with friends for lunch
*Getting a workout at my sister's water aerobics class
*Enjoying a photo shoot and the wonders of photoshop with Kelli (I'll post pics soon)
*Of course enjoying 2 Thanksgivings
*Ryan survived Black Friday shopping at Walmart of all places (minus a small battle scar on his nose from fighting for a toy)
*Celebrating my 25th birthday
*Enjoying the lights on temple square and the Sunday broadcast in the Tabernacle
*In honor of my Grandma Ann who always decorated her Christmas tree with red glass ornaments, Ryan helped me decorate the tree above her at the cemetery. I love seeing the sun shine on the red ball, I think it's her smiling. Love you grandma!
*but mostly just lots of great time catching up with our families. We love you guys!


The Lawrences said...

I'm a rotten friend. I didn't even wish you happy birthday when I saw you!!! I'm sorry:( I hope you had a great one...just for the record, happy EXTREMELY LATE birthday!!! I love you Steph.

Reid, Megan and Jackson said...

It was good to see you steph! And I also suck not wishing you a happy birthday! Glad you had a good trip!

Des said...

you always have the coolest picture as the header. LOVE the red ornament. so fun.
I'm glad your back!! man- seems like you had a blast. yeah! love family.

Leslie said...

I have been meaning to say how cool that pic at the top of your blog was, I didn't realize it was over Grandma's grave. Very cool. That was nice of you guys to go to the cemetery, I was going to go down during Christmas, but I guess they're not doing a party.
Your pics were fun too. Talmage asked yesterday "we go to Stephy's house today?" Sweet boy

Chas and Ashly Johnson Family said...

It was great to get together for lunch. That is a cute picture! Also, did you know that facebook says your birthday is the 27th? I thought it was the 28th??? Anyway, so sorry too. I ment to comment on facebook and Thanksgiving and a thrown out back got in the way. Hope you had a great day and it's nice you got to be home.