Wednesday, December 30, 2009


We had a wonderful Christmas this year! We had a lot of fun activities planned leading up to the big day, and had a great time with all the people we love.

Our families were very generous ... and we bought a vacuum with what they gave us (amongst other presents!). It's fantastic ... I never knew a floor could be so clean without actually cleaning the carpet!

Our favorite presents from each other this year ... Jeff got everything golf related including a new driver (I had help picking it out :)!), and an I-Pod stereo for his office. And Jeff shocked me when he surprised me with a beautiful diamond band. I LOVE presents that sparkle like this one! His excuse was that he wanted to make it a very memorable year for me since next year we'll both be focused on buying toys for the little guy. What a sweetheart!

Christmas ended a very wonderful and eventful 2009 ... we're excited for what we know 2010 is going to bring to our family!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Temple Square

Five years ago Jeff asked me out ... and took me to see the Christmas lights on Temple Square. Apparently it was a pretty good date seeing how things turned out :)! And each year he takes me back ... just the two of us to enjoy the beautiful Christmas lights. I love it!! Each year I am taken aback by the beauty and reminded of the real reason why we celebrate this time of year.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Fabulous Florida

Destination: Sanibel Island

Last week we went to Florida ... and had so much fun! We stayed in a beautiful resort, spent hours in the sunshine (85ish all week!) and as much time at the beach as possible.

Here are a few of our favorite things and then I'll let the pictures show the rest.

*Tandem biking - it was our first attempt ... and very fun!
*The beach ... need I say more?
*Shelling on the beach - their beaches are crazy, they are literally COVERED in shells. It actually hurt to walk around on them in a lot of places. I haven't seen anything like it.
*Our dolphin cruise - they were everywhere!
*The everglades - we saw an alligator sunning himself. Jeff was really hoping for some action, but he was pretty content just chilling in the water.
*Great restaurants with really fun names like The Island Cow and Matzaluna
*Just being there together!

Enjoy the pictures!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

We're off!

After the first "real" snowstorm of the winter we are heading off to Florida! I'm not going to lie ... I have been really wanting the snow. Who wants anything but a beautiful white Christmas? However, 80 degree weather for a week? Here we come!

So baby magazines call this a "babymoon" ... the last big trip you take before the little one makes a grand appearance. Who comes up with this stuff? I don't know, but I'm willing to go with it!

So bon voyage for a few days!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


Jeff and I are headed to Florida next week (YAY!) so I decided to get ambitious and start packing now, since most of the clothes I am packing are for warm weather and we don't need them right now. Wow. The things you don't think of when you book a warm-weather vacation when you can still fit into your summer clothes :)! Luckily I have a couple of skirts with stretchy waists ... otherwise I am really not sure what I would be wearing! Let's just say I had a private try-on session in the comfort of my own home when Jeff was safely at church meetings tonight ... it really was quite comical. Sadly there were a couple pair of capris I was certain would be fine with the belly-band. WRONG :)! Back to the skirt idea!

Oh well ... I'll just keep my fingers crossed that by next summer I will be back in them all ... and for now enjoy the round belly and getting to eat what I want without people wondering if there is something wrong with me!