Monday, December 31, 2012

Christmas in Utah

Celebrating Christmas in Utah this year was just what I hoped for- tons of family time, eating too many sweets, and a major snow storm :) I missed having a white Christmas and so the snow made me so happy. Our trip also consisted of seeing a bunch of "Christmasy" performances- the Nutcracker, the Savior of the World musical production at the conference center (so good), and Les Miserables. We saw Les Miserables on Christmas day and I probably cried at least 3 times during the movie. Just loved it!

Andy Warhol is one of my favorite artists, and so I was thrilled to find out that his work is on display at the BYU Museum of Art. They had these cool silver clouds there, and so my dad, Sophia, and Oliver played a game of "don't let the clouds touch the ground". It was so funny to watch.

My mom and I gave each other the same present for Christmas. Guess we think alike!


Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Merry Christmas

“Let us make Christmas real. It isn’t just tinsel and ribbon, unless we have made it so in our lives. Christmas is the spirit of giving without a thought of getting. It is happiness because we see joy in people. It is forgetting self and finding time for others. It is discarding the meaningless and stressing the true values. It is peace because we have found peace in the Savior’s teachings. It is the time we realize most deeply that the more love is expended, the more there is of it for others.” – From “Christmas is Love” by President Thomas S. Monson


Sunday, December 16, 2012

Our First Wedding Anniversary

Today marks our 1-year wedding anniversary, and what a wonderful year it has been!

Dallin has made my life so full of joy and happiness! As many gifts as I've had in my life, there’s nothing like the gift of my husband. I thank God every day for him. My husband inspires me to be a better person and he does something every day to make me feel special. I am head-over-heels in love with him and am looking forward to all the new life experiences in front of us!

We celebrated our anniversary on Saturday, and Dallin surprised with a whole day full of fun. First he took me to get my favorite breakfast- crepes! Then we went and got a couples massage together. It was say the least. I definitely want it to be an annual tradition:) After, he took me shopping and then to a really nice dinner at a place called Bella Vista in Woodside. It is in the mountains and overlooks the whole city. I loved it. Then we went to a ceramics store and painted a plate together to have a little keepsake for the day. He also made me dessert when we got home and gave me a present. He is the sweetest boy in the world. We had so much fun celebrating our 1 year.

Due to this occasion, I thought it would be fun to post a picture of us as just friends- this was taken 1 year before we even started dating. Looks like love might have been in the air then!


Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Ugly Christmas Sweater Party

We had an ugly Christmas sweater party this weekend- and man did everyone show up in some hilarious outfits! It was great. We chatted, played a game of mafia, and drank some holiday wassail :)


Monday, December 3, 2012

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