Monday, January 4, 2010

My 100th Post!

Wow! I can't believe that I've finally made it to 100 posts! This means I'm an "official" blogger I suppose! It's just sad that it took me over a year and a half to get to this point! Haha.

Trevor and I had our 1 year 8 month anniversary yesterday. So yeah, not a big deal, but it still blows my mind that we've been married that long! And it's been pretty fun, too, if I do say so myself!

Well, we took the Christmas tree down yesterday. It's always so shocking how empty and bare my apartment looks after all the festive decorations come down. I guess I'll just get used to it again. And I was thinking about it too - it's kind of fun to think that I keep those decorations up for a whole month out of the year! That's actually a pretty long time! So, I'm glad I have family members who kindly gift us new Christmas decorations each year, including the cute little Santa Penguin kitchen mat I got this year from Grandma Deanna.

I'm back at good ol' work and I guess I'll have to get used to it because there aren't any holidays for quite a while. But that's okay! We're moving offices today and it'll be enough of a change that I can be newly excited for my job! :)

Starting on February 22nd, I'm certifying at It's Yoga in Provo to become a yoga instructor! It will take about a month. I am SO excited about this upcoming adventure and I can't believe I'm just a month and a half away!! Here's the flier:Yesterday at church, I was extended a new calling! I'm now the Ward Music Chairperson as well as the Choir Director! It's going to be an adventure to say the least!!

School started for Trevor today! I think it's going to be a tough semester so wish us luck!! We are going to be busy busy birds! :)

Well, happy 100th post, and STAY WARM!!! (Spring, please come early this year!)

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Wow... It's 2010 Already!?!

Happy New Year 2010!

To celebrate, Trevor and I visited Olive Garden for dinner on New Year's Eve. It was delicious!Let's recap 2009:
  • Our friends Meghan and Cole got married - woo hoo!
  • I visited the hospital for eating a peanut and purchased my very first epi pen! :(
  • We had our 3rd Valentines day at a restaurant in Park City!
  • Finally got to visit my sister in law's house in Las Vegas!
  • Attended two temple dedications (Draper and Oquirrh Mtn)
  • Trevor and I celebrated our 1st Anniversary on May 3rd.
  • Welcomed Cohen Sonnenberg into the world - Congrats Meghan and Steve on having your third child!! :)
  • I graduated from the Business School at BYU!
  • Got a keyboard for graduation so I won't lose my piano playing talent!
  • We grew and harvested a fairly successful deck garden
  • Went through the temple with my entire family!
  • My little brother left on his mission to Boise, ID
  • I turned 22! And Trevor turned 25!
  • Went on a cruise with friends to Mexico - SO much fun!
  • Trevor transferred from UVU to BYU.
  • I switched jobs from Buckle to Empower Group, got promoted, and got a raise!
  • Attended a murder mystery party for Halloween
  • I made my very first Thanksgiving dinner! And it was a success!
  • Welcomed Luke Porter into the world - Congrats Shawn and Jana!!
  • Had fondue at least three times and sushi an innumerable amount of times!
  • Changed health insurance - whew... that was a chore.
  • Trev took up golf. And I don't think he'll be "putting it down" for a long, long time. And I learned how to swing a club and survived my first 9 hole game!
  • Met some truly fantastic people!
I'm looking forward to a fun-filled 2010!!!

Christmas 2009!

Christmas was a little more low-key for us this year as we didn't travel to North Carolina for any festivities. I was pretty sad to not get to see my family, but in hindsight I'm really glad we didn't fly out because it would have been a hassle at the airport dealing with the crazy amount of winter weather as well as the terrorist threat on Christmas Day. Flying would have been a big headache and, for that reason alone, I am glad we didn't go to NC. But thank goodness for Skype where we had the chance to say hi and chat with everyone over there! :)

Our Tree and stockings (taken with my phone, sorry for bad quality) :
So Trevor and I spent a lot of time with his family as well as just doing a lot of relaxing around the house. Of course, we made gingerbread houses, as I posted earlier. Our big Christmas gift to each other was a Wii! It's been a ton of fun so far and I have this hilarious video of Trevor hula-hooping on Wii Fit, but he said he'd be VERY unhappy if I posted it, so you'll just have to imagine how funny it is! :)
On Christmas Eve day we went up to Trevor's parents' house in Elk Ridge. Trevor got a haircut (finally!!) and I spent some time baking a Fool's Toffee recipe that my mom always makes. It wouldn't be Christmas for me without it, so I tried my hand at making it and it actually turned out pretty well! Grandpa Kayle even requested the recipe!!

A little later we had their traditional Christmas dinner and we made more gingerbread houses with Kanyon and Scarlett. Finally it was present opening time! Here is Jill with Kanyon and Cohen. Kanyon was being so nice to "help" Cohen open his gifts--although Cohen really gave it a good try!
And here's my niece Scarlett with her new Ariel PJs on! Such a cutie with those pigtails! She would twirl for us too, and MY! what a nice twirler she is! :)
And I had to post this picture too! Grandma Deanna got a SNUGGIE for Christmas! She modeled it for us and I had to snap a picture! Lookin' good! I'm actually a bit jealous now that I know about 5 people who got a snuggie for Christmas. I think I'd really use something like this since I'm ALWAYS cold! Even in the summer!
After most everyone left, Trevor and I played a game of Settlers with his brothers Troy and Trent. I ALMOST won, but alas Troy came through in the end. It was a really fun day!

On Christmas day we played with our new toys for a bit and then mosied back down to Springville to visit Meghan's house for a Christmas dinner, which, by the way was excellent!!

I also got to talk with my brother Mike, who's on his mission, on the phone for a little while! He seems to be doing well and it was so nice to talk to him again because it's been since July that I last heard his voice.

So, just to list some of our gifts, here we go:

For us: Wii, games for the Wii. For me: Sims 3 computer game, new undershirts from Downeast, nice long black coat from Banana Republic, chocolate galore, socks (my fav!), yoga workout videos, and a new iPhone! For Trev: socks, new sweater from Banana Republic, a tie, shirts from Gap, radio player plug for his iPhone in the car, golf balls, golf club cleaner and divit tool, utility knife, shoe polish kit, chocolate galore, a thumb drive, an umbrella, and some other fun stocking stuffers.

It was overall a nice, relaxing holiday! Merry Christmas everyone!