Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas ya filthy animal

Merry Christmas! Blake and I have been having a great week in Seattle enjoying lots of family time and treats. Amy sent me this pic of Bad Anne (love her) opening presents on the fake Christmas morning my mom and Amy had with her. Doesn't this picture perfectly capture the magical feeling of Christmas? I love it. We wish you all a very Merry Christmas! We are so grateful for the birth of our Savior and for all of our blessings this past year.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

turkey time

After finally being picked up from the airport (my mom got a little lost :)) we headed straight to a new donut place in SLC- Beyond Glaze. It was awesome. Seriously awesome. Great start to the weekend.
I finally saw Skus after about 1.5 years.. our pic wasn't sure but just know it was a great reunion! We saw our favorite baby Elle! Her parents are pretty cool too ;) Steph and Dev joined too and S has the cutest baby bump :)
My goal for 2013 was to learn to make rolls from my mom. Nailed it. Now I have to try to make them on my own…maybe I'll save that one for 2014.
My mom makes Martha Stewart look like a amateur. The woman makes her own soap! She was wrapping soap all weekend to prepare for her holiday boutiques. She sent us home with a heavenly haul. Wassil is my favorite mmmm.
We had a great Thanksgiving all together and got to celebrate my grandma's 90th birthday! She is such a rockstar and the best grandma ever. Keep on chuggin grams!
I also finally got to meet my not so new niece Heidi! She was such a doll but didn't love it when I looked at her. Guess we need to visit Utah more.

We also hit up the Black Friday madness at the outlets, saw Book Thief and enjoyed every second of being home.

Now onto Seattle for Christmas!

Sunday, December 1, 2013


Before we headed to Utah for turkey day, we made a stop in Vegas. Blake has lots of good Vegas memories and promised to show me, the skeptical wife, the better side of Vegas. First stop was the Centurion lounge in the airport, it had an awesome buffet and cool modern feel.

My dad, Jake and Jordan drove down from St. George to hang out with us for a day. We had a great time at the Bobby Flay restaurant, and visiting the Pawn Stars shop and the Shark Tank at Mandalay Bay. They also brought us Swig cookies and Blake about cried :)

We spent the rest of our time shopping, eating In N Out, and checking out all the cool hotels all while enjoying 60 degree weather. I got my first ever massage! It's safe to say I am now a big big spa fan.

We got to meet up with lots of friends including the Sundells, Bryce, Julie and Taylor + kids. We met up for dinner and dessert at the Aria one night, the best smelling hotel ever :)
It was a quick but fun and relaxing trip. We will definitely be back soon- I need to meet my girl Celine!!!