Tuesday, November 25, 2008


Wow, it was a busy weekend and will be a BUSY week too! Here's a lowdown of all the busyness-

*On Friday night I got to eat a yummy burger at Ruby's Diner and then saw Twilight! I really did enjoy the movie. The actor for Edward was definitely not the perfect Edward for me, but he did a better job than I thought he would and I thought he was convincing! The chemistry between Edward and Bella was most definitely believable. I thought Bella and lots of the other characters were great, and I loved the soundtrack and the gorgeous scenery! The special effects were pretty bad though, and I hope they can improve on those for the next movie.

*The Primary Program was on Sunday! The reason this is a big deal to me is that I'm the Primary Chorister. YAY, it's all done with now and the kids did a really great job! I'm sure they're just as glad as I am to have it over and done with!

*I decided Sunday would be the perfect day to take down all the fall decorations and put up Christmas!!! It was a big job and took me most of the afternoon to get it all done, but it made me so happy too! I turned on the Christmas tunes and lit my new Christmas candle (Winter from Bath and Body Works. Love it!) and our house was totally transformed. We don't have our tree yet, because we always buy a real one, but other than that our house is totally decked out!

*I'm supposed to be doing the laundry, and getting everything organized and packed for our Thanksgiving trip. We're leaving tomorrow, and it shouldn't be any big deal to pack for a 3-day trip except that when you travel with a toddler it DOES become a big deal! Snacks, books, toys, clothes, blankets, and everything I can possibly think of to keep an 18 month-old occupied on an airplane. I better not forget anything!

*We're off to Phoenix tomorrow! My grandparents and my Aunt and Uncle live there and all the extended family are convening there for this year's Thanksgiving festivities. I just checked the forecast and it looks like temperatures will be in the 70's. Beautiful! Looks like I get to dust off the T-shirts and pack them in the suitcase! Will it be warm enough to swim in my Grandma's pool? I don't know, but I'm packing the swimsuits just in case!

*I wish the plane ride was already over with. You don't enjoy a flight with a toddler on your lap, you simply endure it.

*I'm so excited to see all my wonderful extended family! My dad asked me what I was looking forward to the most and my answer came without hesitation. . . "Orange rolls!" My grandma makes the most heavenly rolls in the world and I am already drooling in anticipation! I've had them for Thanksgiving and Christmas for my entire life and it just isn't the holidays without orange rolls! This is an actual picture of them that I got off my cousin Tammy's blog. She's an amazing photographer! I never thought anyone could get a photo of these rolls that actually makes them look as good as they taste!

I really hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving and safe travels!!!


  1. Hope your thanksgiving is awesome and you have fun in warm Phoenix!
    Thanks for the Twilight review. Our Primary program was the same day as our grandchildren's and they both were precious.


  2. Can't wait to see you guys Ash!! Have a safe trip! :)

  3. I can't wait until you post pictures of your Christmas decorations! I loved your fall stuff and I'm excited to live vicariously through your decorating! We won't be decorating this year because we're moving a week before Christmas day, so we'll be unpacking, mostly. Go us!

  4. Happy Thanksgiving be safe! :) XOXO

  5. If life wasn't busy, it'd be boring. (I just keep telling myself that!)

    I have almost the same thoughts on Twilight - except I had no problems with Robert Pattinson as Edward.

    I flew home with a toddler on my lap when I was about 6 months pregnany. Definately not fun, but you do what you gotta do when it's family.

    Have fun and be safe!

  6. Those rolls look delish! Have a great Thanksgiving!

  7. Can you post the orange roll recipe?

  8. Ooo, fun! Arizona for Thanksgiving! That sounds nice and WARM!!! Hope you had an awesome time! Yes, please post the orange roll recipe!

  9. BE SAFE! :) and HAVE FUN! :)
    i had a happy thanksgiving, too.... of course i ate WAY too much! but that is ok!

    it would be crazy if you DO get ot go swimming!!!

  10. WoW yo are busy! lol. I didn't really like the Twilight movie but I thought Edward was really hot! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

  11. i went to your cousins blog...she is everything you said and more! So talented!


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