Tuesday, December 27, 2011

:: christmas scavenger hunt ::

this year to make christmas morning last a little longer santa left B a note and designed a super fun scavenger hunt that he had to read each clue and go find his present. he wasn't feeling super great but said he had so much fun going 'hunting' for his gifts this year so i am sure this will be a very fun tradition that we will continue.

Merry Christmas Bryson,

I hope you had a good morning at your mom’s I had fun over there eating the cookies you and Kira made for me.

At your dad’s and Cherise’s I have made a game for you. You have to figure out the clues I have left in order to find your presents. Your first gift and your first clue are right inside this door.

Merry Christmas to you, I hope you enjoy your Christmas. You are one lucky kid to have all of these people who love you and make sure you have a Merry Christmas. Remember I am always watching, as is Oscar!

1. Roses are red; violets are blue … if I had a cookie I would have made it for you.

2. Star light; star bright … I get scared in the dark so I’m thankful for your light.

3. I came to your house and boy I was itchin … I needed a drink from the kitchen.

4. I love something fancy, but not so much plush … but don’t be embarrassed or you might get flushed.

5. Earlier today you saw me in Fiji … don’t forget to use your squidgy.

6. Don’t you even worry I am not cheap … I came in your house and watched Marley sleep.

7. It’s a good thing you were not mean … I had to get my Speedo very clean.

8. It’s a good thing Marley didn’t bark … when I went to the place where the Cavararri is parked.

9. All year long you were oh so nice … so I didn’t have to give you any black ice.

10.It’s a good thing I am a sprinter … to make this I had to use your printer.

11. After all of this hiding I wanted to sit … so I decided to go and take a sh -poop!

12. After all of my travels my suit looked a little rough … so I decided to give it a short fluff.

13. A tisket a tasket … I found a blanket in your basket.

14. I’ve had so much fun here and I hope I granted your wishes … I have one last surprise, Sherman eats kisses!

my dad bought B a TV for his room at our house ... in order to find his TV B had to go on yet another scavenger hunt that my dad designed!

hey lemonhead it's christmas morning and you have to earn your gifts so go look where you might drop a chunky!

good job dude, now can you remember where mike and ike's live?

ok man you are one step closer, if i were you i would check out the milky way.

now you are one step closer to a good n' plenty check out where dishes are cleaned.

ok now there might be just one last chance to skor big. if i was you i would go to reese's very 1st bedroom.

and in this bedroom was sitting his extra large 40 inch television! spoiled much i sure think so!

:: merry merry christmas ::

we had a very merry christmas and were spoiled by all those that love us! B got oh so very spoiled by everyone in his life (see pic below, that just us!)

isn't this just the cutest picture you have ever seen in your freaking life!
best present of christmas/birthday ... this utah helmet .. what you can't see is that it was signed by all the 2011 players! the newest member of our family (toby) used to play for the utes and was able to get in the locker room and get this for B ... this kid was so freaking happy!
mars was pretty much over it all by the second present!

hope your christmas was merry and bright!

:: 12 days of Christmas ::

this year i decided to do 'the 12 days of christmas' with B. we missed a couple days in between but i think over all it was some what successful!
on the first day of christmas my family gave to me ... a utes ornament to hang upon my tree.

(the second day of christmas B was at his mom's but we were supposed to read a christmas story!)

on the third day of christmas my family gave to me ... a trip to see the zoo lights and dinner wherever it may be.

on the fourth day of christmas my family gave to me ... a night of skating at the ice rink (some things i just couldn't get to rhyme!)

on the fifth day of christmas my family gave to me ... a day of baking fun to be neighborly!

on the sixth day of christmas my family gave to me ... a gingerbread village to put together and snack on beneath the tree.

on the seventh day of christmas my family gave to me ... a small present that i love because it's just for me (this was a target gift card in which he went shopping with his mom therefore no pics!)

on the eighth day of christmas my family gave to me ... a drive to see the lights around the city (he was with his mom so this one didn't happen!)
on the ninth day of christmas my family gave to me ... a fun christmas party full of santa, presents, and family.

on the tenth day of christmas my family gave to me ... a fun day out to watch a movie!

on the eleventh day of christmas my family gave to me ... a fun day out with breakfast, a movie, and jammies beneath my tree.

on the twelfth day of christmas my family gave to me ... a very merry christmas day spent with family.

this is a fun new tradition that i am thinking i might continue!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011


Today is the best and most terrifying day ever. I have finished my last final exam of my educational career (hopefully!), I have seen my last clients ever at the U of U clinic, I have signed the last set of paper work I will ever have to sign, and now the time has come!

I have waited for this day since august 2010. The past 16 months have been the most amazing, the worst, and the fastest of my whole life. I have met amazing people that I will cherish forever, I have learned things that you can't find in books, and I have cried more times than I count but I wouldn't give it back for the world.

I have grown as a person and I cannot wait for the adventure I am about to take. In some ways this is more scary than when I made the decision to go back to school. I am being pushed out of my second home and being thrown into the real world with the hopes that my education will take me where I need to go and I will remember what I have been taught.

The tanning salon is closing and after 10+ years of working there I am so sad this is happening yet I believe it is for the best. Beginning January 2, 2012 I will be working for 10 weeks at St. Marks hospital and 10 weeks at Park Lane Elementary! I cannot wait and I pray that what I have learned will stay with me and get me where I need to be.

I don't ever want to forget this day and way I feel. Amazed that this day has finally arrived and terrified that I am part of the real world!! Here's to hoping I am as prepared as I can be!!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

:: Grad School Barbie ::


7 DAYS!!!